On our quest to find the finest plants for your gardens, we visit trial gardens, university gardens, and botanical gardens. During the summer of 2016 we encountered perennials with exquisite beauty, exceptional vigor, and superior flowering.
At world renowned Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania we found an overwhelming display of color with Full Moon Tickseed, Coreopsis. A result from the world famous Coreopsis breeding program of Darrell Probst, Full Moon is a fabulous selection with huge 3″ canary yellow flowers. Full Moon was born after eight years of intensive breeding work with eight species of Coreopsis. Flowers held on well-branched stems over a bushy mound of rich, green foliage create an exceptional show. Very long blooming, you’ll enjoy a brilliant blossoms from early summer into early fall. Considered one of the finest Coreopsis available. Deer resistant.
At Gibbs Gardens nestled in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains in Georgia we saw Daisy Mae Kalimeris. Thousands of white daisies completely cover the plants from summer until frost. We found it with other white blooming plants which created a cool, soothing display. Daisy Mae has become one of our most highly recommended perennials. Its prolific blooming and ease of care makes it a top replacement for annuals. Rabbit resistant.
From a top American grower’s test garden in Michigan we discovered Starship Deep Rose Lobelia. Considered the best in its class, Starship Deep Rose dazzles all with its majestic spires of rosy pink flowers on dark, nearly black stems. The glossy purple foliage enhance the jewel-toned blossoms. A robust, vigorous grower with well-branched stems, it brings stunning color and fantastic architectural interest to the garden. Starship Deep Rose Lobelia will enliven gardens and containers with its rich color. Deer and rabbit resistant.
After seeing Peacock White Phlox in the same test garden, we were not surprised to learn that it is now considered the best white Phlox available, topping even the beloved David. Compared to all the other Phlox in the test garden, it was hand’s down the best one. An exceptionally long bloomer, the sweetly scented clusters of pristine white flower clusters appear for months. Compared to David, it’s brighter, whiter, more fragrant, more disease resistant with a higher percentage of re-blooming when spent flowers are cut back.