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Bushy Aster, Hardy Aster
This is a short-growing aster has creeping rootstocks and
pink, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers. It can be used on steep slopes
for erosion control.
This beautiful, pale pink, semi-double-flowered anemone
reaches 2 to 3 feet high. The Anemone × hybrida plants are commonly
referred to as Japanese hybrids. They're the result of a cross between A.
hupehensis var. japonica and A. vitifolia , a tender Himalayan species with grapeleaf-like
foliage and white flowers.
'Casablanca' Peruvian lily is the closest to white that this
genus has gotten as of yet. Inside its amaryllis-shaped white flowers, reddish
dashes on a yellow wash and a pale pink throat add interest. 'Casablanca' is
also taller than most other Alstroemerias. They make great cut flowers and are
frequently used by florists; they also add a tropical feel to beds and borders.
Roots are very brittle and care should be taken when planting.
This tall, upright perennial has single flowers of various
colors that grow along a spike. It blooms in early summer and midsummer.
'Apricot Delight' yarrow
'Apricot Delight' has deep reddish apricot blooms that
then mature to a pale salmon, and they harmonize well with other colors.
'Apricot Delight' has a long blooming season (from early to late
summer, with deadheading). This cultivar is smaller than most yarrows, and
the blooms make nice cut flowers.
This cultivar of the old-fashioned species has a mounding
habit and grows to 12 inches tall. It bears cream blossoms with strawberry
Celandine poppy is an eastern U.S. native
wildflower with attractive leaves and flowers. It prefers moist, shady
areas and will naturalize in a site it likes. Leaves are bluish green,
deeply cut, and lobed. Summer brings bright yellow, poppy flowers in small
clusters. Use in a woodland, border, or rock garden. It may become weedy.
Great white trillium
This showy spring-blooming trillium has large white
blossoms up to 3 inches long, which fade to soft pink and from cup-shaped to
open and recurved. Its veined leaves are solid green, and it grows to 18
inches tall and about half as wide.
Upright wild ginger
Saruma henryi is as sublime as it is uncommon. Its velvety
leaves and distinctively shaped, soft yellow flowers make it a superb specimen
in a shady border, where it can contrast with more finely textured plants.
'Henry Eilers' sweet coneflower
The unique, finely quilled, 2-inch-wide flowers are what
make 'Henry Eilers' stand out from the rest of the coneflowers. The petals sit
separate from one another, forming a brilliant, golden yellow starburst around
a dark brownish purple cone. The blooms grow on strong, upright, 4- to
5-foot-tall stems in late summer, and are produced in such abundance that you
can cut some for bouquets and you'll never even notice they are missing from
the garden. The stems are covered with a soft, hairy down, while the leaves
have a pleasing vanilla-and-anise scent.
This native azalea, winner of the 2007 Georgia Gold medal
award, will thrive in heat and humidity, which is why it is a good choice
for the South. Large, fragrant yellow blooms appear in early spring. Reportedly
pest- and disease free, 'Admiral Semmes' is a progeny of Exbury hybrid R.
'Hotspur Yellow' and R. austrinum.
This U.S. native shrub has glossy, dark green
leaves. Bowl- or cup-shaped pink to white flowers are borne in large clusters
from late spring to midsummer. Cultivars include white-flowered 'Pristine',
suitable for Zone 8; red-budded, pink-flowered 'Olympic Fire' and 'Sarah';
compact 'Elf' and 'Minuet'; and, for Zone 5, red-budded ‘Nathan Hale’ and
Sticky Jerusalem sage
An unusual looking perennial from Turkey and Syria with
hooded, pale yellow flowers encircling hairy stems. The flowers somewhat
resemble Monarda. Leaves are aromatic and slightly fuzzy. P. russeliana reaches
3 feet tall and nearly as wide. Grow en masse in a border or near a warm
The old-fashioned shamrock houseplant is now high fashion.
Several introductions from Proven Winners push this group to the fore for its
elegant foliage; abundant, delicate flowers; and vigor. Only 6 to 10 inches
high with a spread to 12 inches, this plant’s tiny, ¾-inch-wide,
bronze-colored leaf clusters and bright yellow flowers are massed on trailing
stems that spill over the sides of shaded window boxes and containers.
Snowdrops are some of the earliest bulbs, and flowers in
general, to bloom in spring. Galanthus nivalis is the most common species, and
its cultivars are the most commonly grown snowdrops on the market. They are
reliably hardy and perennial. They grow to 4 inches tall and wide and flower in
mid- to late winter, long before most other plants. They are the first sign of
spring around the corner. Flowers are nodding and white.
Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko'
This compact variety performs well as a groundcover and is
an excellent choice for the mixed border or rock garden.
Although some people don’t consider double or peonylike
daffodils classics, many double hybrids have been in existence for a long time.
N. ‘Tahiti’ (1956, Zones 3–8) has a soft-yellow flower with bright
reddish-orange interior ruffles is reminiscent of a blossom from the tropics.
‘Tahiti’ stands up straight under its own weight, even on windy days. Its
coloration is eye-catching, so it makes a big impact in the garden.
Cosmos bipinnatus cvs.
Cosmos are branching annuals with ferny foliage and pink,
crimson, or white flowers that work well in the back of a border. Although
introduced in 1799, cosmos did not beome popular for the garden or as the
subject of breeding efforts until the early 1900s. The rest is now history. The
variety 'Sensation' won the All-American Selection Award of Merit in 1936 for
its clear colors of pink and white, on early-blooming, 3- to 4-foot-tall
plants. 'Purity' is the glistening white form of cosmos in the 'Sensation'
series. 'Sea Shells' has quilled florets. The Sonata Series cultivars are
dwarf plants only growing to about a foot or two tall.
The blooms of this familiar perennial are not the standard
blue; instead, they’re a striking silky white with royal purple centers. The
flowers appear in late spring, then leave behind a mass of vigorous silvery
This cross of M. acuminata and M. denudata usually forms a
small tree with an upright central leader or sometimes a multi-stemmed
shrub. It has yellow cup to star-shaped flowers (3 to 4 inches across)
that are fragrant and appear before the leaves in early to mid-spring.
Mountain sweet is a low-growing, broad, compact, deciduous
shrub. Dark-green leaves are irregularly toothed, 2 to 3 inches long,
and softly hairy or nearly hairless beneath. This plant bears profuse white
flowers in 1- to 2-inch-long terminal clusters.
This rhizomatous perennial has erect or creeping stems and
silvery leaves. In summer, it produces spikes of yellow flowers spotted with
brown. A less invasive cultivar is 'Hermann's Pride'.
Actaea racemosa is a native woodland perennial with white,
somewhat fuzzy flowers in midsummer that wave above astilbe-like, deeply cut
foliage. The flowers can be unpleasantly scented, thus the name
"bugbane." Formerly in the genus Cimicifuga, this plant is great for
use in a woodland garden or moist border.
This hardy, clump-forming perennial bears pendulous,
shuttlecock-shaped soft-yellow blossoms in late August and early September. The
plant has attractive, glossy, 4- to 8-inch-long, maple-leaf-shaped leaves.
This plant produces fast-growing, edible, pungent,
onion-like leaves. Small, white flowers appear in late summer.
Gold angels' trumpets
Foot-long blossoms are nocturnally fragrant, and pour
out from narrow calyces of light yellow, to terminate in fluted, reflexed
openings the hues of golden summer squash.
This airy perennial has delicate dark-green leaves and
many nodding, light-yellow flowers from mid-spring to midsummer.
Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa
From Proven Winners: The unique bicolor pattern of white and
bright yellow has never been seen in a Calibrachoa, and it is sure to capture
Camouflage™ Variegated Japanese Aralia
Each leaf of this shrub or small tree possesses an exquisite
melding of yellow, lime and green, providing an illuminating effect in a
dappled shade setting. Prized for its unique, highly textural foliage, it often
blooms fall to winter, producing showy panicles of white flower clusters. Evergreen.
Information provided by Monrovia.
This is a rounded, semi-evergreen shrub to 10 feet tall and
12 feet wide with glossy, dark green leaves. From midsummer to autumn,
it produces fragrant, funnel-shaped white flowers that are tinged with