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Jurassic Begonias Living Up To Their Hype

Begonia Jurassic Watermelon with hand

 

They’re monsters. The new Jurassic Begonias’ leaves can grow a whopping 5-9″ depending on the variety. Here’s a pic of Watermelon. Plants prefer shade to the deepest shade and rich, moist soil. Soil must be well drained as wet conditions are not tolerated. We’re finding they are excellent plants for shady containers.

The World’s Favorite Rose: New Dawn

In 1997, the ‘New Dawn’ rose was voted the most popular rose in the world at the World Convention of Rose Societies. Why? Because it has it all!

  • Blush-pink double flowers
  • Fine fragrance
  • Repeat-blooming
  • Clean foliage
  • A voracious climber, reaching 12′ to 18′ tall and half as wide
  • Hardy to Zone 4
  • Tolerates shade
  • Abundant red hips in the fall

It’s easy to see why this rose has become the gold standard for repeat-blooming climbers. We’ve had one at the nursery for more than 10 years planted right outside the gift shop. And it’s blooming now — stopping traffic. Look at these pictures, lean in and just breathe in the sweet scent…Read more here.

 

Sugar Creek’s Favorite Hostas for 2015

Here Abby shares a few of our favorite Hostas for 2015.

 

 

Missouri Native Perennials at Sugar Creek

Do you want to join the native garden movement but don’t know where to start?

We’ve put together this video to help you out. Abby will fill you in on the Missouri native perennials that will keep your garden blooming spring through fall.

Say hello to the most beautiful foxgloves you’ll ever see

For cottage garden lovers and perennial flower enthusiasts, foxgloves ( Digitalis purpurea) have to be at the top of The All-Time Favorite-Flower List.
 
We received delivery at the nursery of the most truly stunning foxgloves I’ve ever seen. They stop people in their tracks! There are three beefy plants in each 3-gallon container and they are in full bloom. Money well-spent at $26.99.
 
With this plant, you get height — sometimes up to 4 feet — and glorious color, beautiful bell-shaped flowers, and simply drama, drama, drama.
 
They like a full-sun exposure, but will tolerate part-shade. Many foxgloves are biennials, meaning they only bloom after two years. (The ‘Camelot’ series, however, bloom right away.) But if you let the plant set seed, it’s likely that you’ll get light re-seeding the following year, resulting in staggered plants and blooming.
 
Or try the true perennial foxglove, Digitalis grandiflora ‘Carillon.’ Its pale yellow flowers are striking in a light-shade area, and it’s a hearty, worry-free plant.
 
I dare you to resist!
 
Kim