Set your garden border ablaze for weeks from midsummer to fall with 3 outstanding plants: Crocosmia, Dahlia and Canna.
- A strong performer without being aggressive, Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Star of the East' produces decorative clumps of vertical pleated leaves which remain fresh and upright well into fall. They are topped by wands of very large, 4 in. wide (10 cm), soft orange blossoms which gradually open, week after week, from the bottom of the wand to the top. Emerging from deep orange flower buds, the flowers open wide to reveal their creamy throat adorned by burgundy freckles.
- World acclaimed Dahlia 'David Howard' with its profuse and showy vibrant apricot-orange flowers set against the very dark purplish bronze foliage. No wonder it won multiple awards.
- Adding height and interest, as well as a cheerful touch of the tropics, is very architectural Canna indica 'Purpurea' (Canna Lily) with its dramatic, upright, large bronze leaves suffused purple.
Wonderfully bold, this glowing perennial border combines colors, foliages and shapes to create a spectacular effect. Easy to re-create in your garden, most plants are deer resistant and have won prestigious awards. They make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home too!