TAG: Annuals

Firebird Crabapple

July 16, 2012By

The Firebird Crabapple (Malus sargentii ‘Select A’ [PP 12621]) has been named Woody Ornamental Plant of the Year by the Wisconsin Nursery Association. It can be used as a specimen, in a container or a foundation, in a mixed border, espaliered, or as a topiary. In the spring, the Firebird Crabapple is covered with red flower buds that blossom into fragrant... read more

Centaurea montana ‘Black Sprite’

July 15, 2012By

Commonly known as Cornflower, this hybrid has distinct purplish black flowers that bloom in the summer on plants that reach up to 14 in. tall and spreads 24 in. Black Sprite can be used as a backdrop in landscapes. It is popular as a cut flower. It performs best in well-drained soils in full sun and is hardy in zones... read more

Livescapes: Trials by Fire

July 8, 2012By

By Jamie J. Gooch Producing profits through bedding plants, ornamentals & trees. Proving plants can take the heat. Just like the top auto manufacturers test their cars in extreme conditions to see how much heat they can take, so too do plant breeders. If you want to know how much sun a plant can stand, you have to head South.... read more

Southern trials take the heat

June 20, 2012By

Landscapers who want to know how annuals will hold up to the heat should look into the trial sites below. If annuals can make it in the southern heat, they’re more likely to perform well this summer in your clients’ landscapes. The Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia rates and cultivars, then posts those graphs online. To make it easy... read more

10 steps to better beds and borders

May 16, 2012By

Many landscape clients want high-performing, easy to care for beds and borders. Typically, they combine tough, flowering perennials with hardy shrubs, bulbs, grasses and other foliage plants, with a twist on the look emerging each season. To help accomplish those goals, Anthony Tesselaar Plants has compiled this list of 10 things to keep in mind when installing plants in beds and borders.... read more

Garden Mum Aideen Red Fire

April 16, 2012By

Chrysanthemum features a compact, spherical habit. If you’re looking for an early shot of red, the chrysanthemum Aidenn Red Fire may fit the bill. It features a compact, spherical habit with uniform flowering. Like most mums, it can be used in hanging baskets and other containers to provide seasonal color. Syngenta Flowers read more