April 29, 2017

Impatiens walleriana ‘Super Elfin’ & ‘Accent’ Series

Nicknamed ‘Busy Lizzie’ in England, and also commonly referred to as Balsam, Impatiens are native to East Africa and are a part of the family Balsaminacea, containing 1000 flowering species.  They are the most popular bedding plant in North America due to their ease of care, and ability to flower seemingly endlessly in low light conditions.  Impatiens walleriana are perennials in Sunset Climate Zones 17, 24, H1, and H2. They...

April 22, 2017

Clearwater Color Wholesale Nursery’s 2017 Tomato Variety list

F1 hybrids

DETERMINATE

Determinate: (bush type) Blossoms on fruit develop on the vine at the same time. The harvest time is short, 7-10 days. Plants are self-topping and seldom need staking; best when caged. 

  • ACE- Large, 10 oz. fruit that is an excellent producer for the fresh farmers market or the home garden. VFN Determinant.  71 days.

  • Bush Early Girl- Produces higher yields than any other compact variety....

April 15, 2017

Armeria maritima ‘Splendens’

‘Thrift’, ‘Common Thrift’, ‘Sea Pink’, or ‘Cliff Rose’

Armeria maritima ‘Splendens’ is a lovely,  densely mounded evergreen plant with long, slender stems bearing deep pink colored globular flowers.  Their leaves are linear, dark green, and grass-like. This herbaceous perennial will mound up to a foot high, and wide, and bear its ‘splendid’ flowers bobbing above it like balloons. They bloom April through June and are tolerant of very dry, salty, and...

April 7, 2017

Linaria maroccana ‘Northern Lights’ (Fairyflax)

          You really have to be present with Linaria in an outdoor context to fully comprehend the charm of this dainty, almost otherworldly plant.  One can easily see how the name ‘Northern lights’ came about, as it recalls to the mind something of celestial radiance. Short, slender, emerald colored spikes rise lance shaped to bear ethereal , petite, two-lipped flowers of amethyst, lilac, magenta, periwinkle, gold, coral, and iv...

April 1, 2017

Nemesia strumosa ‘Sundrops Mix’ & ‘Carnival Mix’

Nemesia strumosa ‘Sundrops Mix’ & ‘Carnival Mix’ are annual bedding plants that bloom profusely throughout the spring and summer.  ‘Sundrops Mix’ has delicate, compact clusters of brightly-colored flowers that have 4 lobes on top, and 2 on the bottom, resembling snapdragon flowers.  ‘Carnival Mix’ has more of an upright growth habit, with an abundance of fanciful blooms. Both have square stems, and opposite leaves.  Nemesia is i...

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