January 27, 2018

Campanula poscharskyana (Serbian Bellflower)

Campanula poscharskyana is an herbaceous perennial groundcover that is native to the northern Balkans, specifically Serbia, thus the common name “Serbian Bellflower”. It is one of those tried and true landscape performers that will thrive in a variety of growing conditions. It can be grown in full sun to part shade, however in hot summer regions it’s best to give it mid-day to afternoon shade. Along the coast it will thrive in all d...

January 19, 2018

Dianthus barbatus ‘Sweet Coral’

Part of the ‘Sweet’ series of Dianthus, ‘Sweet Coral’ is the perfect addition to a cutting garden, cottage garden, or mixed flower bed. These beauties have an upright growth habit with salmon-coral flowers clustered atop strong stems. At maturity they grow 18-36” tall and 10-12” wide, and do not require staking. The sweetly fragranced blooms attract butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to the garden. ‘Sweet Coral’ blooms late winter, ear...

January 13, 2018

Echeveria elegans “Hen and Chicks”, “Mexican Snowball”

This beautiful succulent, native to Mexico, is one of the easiest, and most versatile plants you can grow. The gracefully-shaped leaves form a tight rosette (Hen), and it spreads freely by offsets (Chicks). As more and more offsets develop, Echeveria elegans creates a lovely and dense succulent groundcover. Each silvery-green rosette grows 4-6” inches tall and 6-10” across, giving it its other nickname “Mexican Snowball”....

January 6, 2018

Cyclamen persicum- Family Primulaceae

With their winter blossoms of reflexed petals that look like a shooting star hanging inches above the foliage, these lovely plants are tried and true performers for the fall, winter and spring.  You would not think so to look at it, but this beautiful, seemingly delicate, fall and winter blossoming plant is native to rocky hillsides and shrubby woodlands from south Central Turkey down to Israel, Jordan, and Algeria.    

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