December 10, 2016

Bellis perennis ‘BELLISSIMA WHITE’

A member of one of the largest plant families, Asteracea, containing 32,913 species, Bellis or “English Daisy” is just one of many composite-type flowers. Like a sunflower, composite flowers are not just a single flower as they appear, but hundreds of flowers grouped together to form one capitula. These flowers close up at night, earning the title of ‘Days eye’. Chaucer called Bellis, “eye of the day”. Bellis is considered valuable in English...

December 3, 2016

Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’ (Cedros Island Verbena)

This herbaceous perennial has a compact, mounding growth habit, growing 18-24 inches tall and 2-3 feet wide. ‘De La Mina’s’ purple flowers are sweetly scented and grow in clusters atop stems that extend 8 inches above the plant’s silhouette. This beautiful plant is very hardy and blooms almost all year, with its peak bloom cycle from spring through fall. It is drought tolerant once established, but will benefit from occasio...

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