Saturday, March 14, 2009

Landscape and Nursery - Plants for Delaware Landscapes Featured at the 2009 UDBG Spring Plant Sale #12

This year, the University of Delaware Botanic Garden spring benefit plant sale features those plants that add to the biodiversity of the landscape and offer food and habitat for wildlife, especially insects and the birds that eat them. Many native plants are featured. This is the twelth in a series on plants being offered at the UDBG spring plant sale that are recommended for Delaware landscapes.

Hypericum kalmianum ‘Blue Velvet™, St. John’s-Wort, 2-3', full sun, dry to moist soil conditions. Striking blue foliage offers a perfect backdrop for the bright yellow flowers in summer, followed by red fruit. Great plant in masses or mixed with perennials. Pollinators love. Native plant.

Hypericum kalmianum ‘Deppe’ Sunny Boulevard™, St. John’s Wort, 2-3', full sun, dry to moist soil conditions. Numerous golden yellow flowers throughout the summer followed by red fruit combine to make for a long season of interest in the garden. Pollinators love this plant. Native plant.

Ilex glabra ‘Nova Scotia’, Inkberry holly, 2-4', full sun to part shade, moist to wet soil conditions. One of the best inkberries as it maintains a compact dense habit without pruning. It is a female and produces small black fruit, slightly hidden by the evergreen leaves. It is valuable for foundations, hedges, and massing. Native plant.

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