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Plant Selection Guides

Find a collection of plant selection guides to choose the right perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, flowering bulbs for your beds and borders, backyard, front yard or patio. Discover the best roses, award-winning shrubs and trees, acclaimed perennials to beautify your landscape. Let us help you achieve the garden of your dreams and enjoy life to the full!



Darwin Hybrid Tulips

The Darwin Hybrid group includes a series of tulips that excel due to their flower size and sturdy, long stems that withstand wind and rain. Among the best for naturalizing, they provide blooms up to 5 years!

Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch Hyacinth)

Rich and heavily fragrant, hyacinths are spring-flowering bulbs that produce gorgeous red, pink, orange, salmon, yellow, purple, white or blue spike-like flowers that mostly cover their stem with a multitude of florets or bells. Which one if for you?

Greigii Tulips

Low growing tulips with single bowl-shaped flowers in early to mid spring atop beautifully mottled leaves. Combined with their stunning spotted and striped leaves, these flower colors create an unforgettable visual impact.

Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish Bluebells)

Easy to grow, low care and incredibly good-looking, Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) is a great bulbous perennial to have! Each bulb produces attractive, nodding, bell-shaped flowers hanging from sturdy, round flower stalks, atop clumps of glossy strap-shaped leaves. Blooming heartily from mid to late spring, Spanish Bluebell is a beautiful and reliable addition to the landscape, where it will happily multiply in optimum growing conditions.

Scilla Varieties

Treasured for their flowers, most Scillas bloom in spring but a few species produce their pretty blooms in late summer or fall.  Which one is for you?

Chionodoxa (Glory Of The Snow)

Chionodoxa are one of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs, adding beauty to the garden. Flowers are saucer-shaped with a conspicuous white eye in the center and bloom in very early spring.

Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower) is a rewarding little plant that can easily provide a great deal of pleasure! Offering dabs of bright colors in mid spring, mounds of abundant daisy-like flowers show off in shades of white, blue and pink over a finely cut fernlike foliage. These daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks. Ideal to plant in quantity along paths and borders, even under shade trees. For sheer spring joy, plant a few!

Crocus tommasinianus (Early Crocus)

A welcoming sight with its soft lavender chalices in late winter and early spring!

Tulip Types

Stars of the spring garden, tulips are amongst the most popular bulbs, valued for their vibrant colors and shapes

Tulips

No matter what their color, tulips will brighten up your garden and provide weeks of cheerful color. If you love Tulips and want to have a great spring garden that blooms from early season through late season, select Tulip bulbs that bloom across all three spring seasons. Exactly when the flowers bloom will depend on nature and the spring conditions in your area that year, but you should have a terrific garden that satisfies for months on end.

Dahlia Types

There are thousands of varieties of dahlias (!!!) and they are all classified by the shape, size and color of their flowers. Which one if for you?

Cosmos Flowers

With finely cut leaves, slender stems and showy daisy-like flowers, Cosmos is a long-blooming annual which belongs in every garden. Ridiculously easy to grow, fairly pest-free and low maintenance, add this charming and graceful plant to the landscape and you will be rewarded with plentiful blossoms and happy butterflies!

Cannas (Canna Lilies)

Often grown for their dramatic foliage - large banana like leaves - Cannas provide a strong ornamental interest and immediately give a touch of the tropics in the garden.

Zinnia elegans (Common Zinnia)

Common Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) is one of the most rewarding summer flowers with its brilliant colors and its profuse blooms over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost.

Achillea (Yarrow)

Achillea is valued for its pleasantly fragrant, feathery foliage and its long-lasting, conspicuous, flat umbel flowers. Vital ingredient of herbaceous borders or prairie plantings, Achillea blooms for weeks from late spring to late summer, in a wide range of colors

Sedum (Stonecrop)

Sedums are almost the perfect plants. Vigorous, carefree, good-looking, with a season of interest lasting more than 6 months, who could resist? Even the bees and butterflies can't!

Campanula persicifolia (Peach-Leaved Bellflower)

Combining grace and elegance, Campanula persicifolia (Peach-Leaved Bellflower) is a clump-forming perennial that sends up tall, sturdy stems which bear large, outward-facing, cup-shaped, single or double flowers in shades of violet-blue to white. Blooming over a long season, the enchanting flowers rise above spreading mats of narrow, toothed, bright green leaves.

Campanula carpatica (Carpathian Bellflower)

Tough and compact, Campanula carpatica (Carpathian Bellflower) is a low-growing perennial with masses of large, upward-facing, bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue, purple or white over a long season. They are produced in such quantities that they nearly cover the entire plant. Most of them can be grown in rock gardens, in wall crevices and in troughs.

Veronica longifolia (Speedwell)

Noted for their graceful and bountiful flowers, Speedwells (Veronica longifolia) are long-blooming, easy-care perennials that are prized by gardeners for the distinctive vertical lines they bring to the landscape. Their spiky flowers, in shades of white, blue, pink, purple or violet, rise like slender wands which enliven the garden with color and clouds of butterflies.

Eucomis (Pineapple Lilies)

Reminiscent of a pineapple fruit, Eucomis is a statuesque beauty which brings a touch of the exotic in the late summer and fall garden with its unusual spikes of open-faced starry flowers

Tigridia pavonia (Tiger Flower)

Commonly called Mexican Shell Flower or Tiger Flower, Tigridia is a treasure of the mid - late summer garden. Its large flared flowers are vividly colored and come in two-tone combinations pairing white, pink, red, orchid, yellow or orange with contrasting center spots

Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass)

Native to South America, Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) is considered one of the most spectacular ornamental grasses. Extremely eye-catching, it features magnificent, dense tussocks of arching, narrow green leaves with margins like razors, that are gracefully topped from late summer to midwinter by huge, silky, silvery white, cream or dusty pink plumes.

Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)

Grown for its handsome and eye-catching foliage, Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra) is a long-lived, tough, ornamental grass that, unlike most grasses, loves moist shady conditions.

Eremurus (Foxtail Lily)

Eremurus (Foxtail Lilies) provide quite a breathtaking sight with their flower clusters rising high on imposing stalks - towering up to 8 feet (240 cm) above the ground - making them one of the most spectacular bulbous plants.