New Perennials Coming Your Way

Photo courtesy Walters Gardens, Inc.
Photo courtesy Walters Gardens, Inc.

It’s always exciting this time of year when winter comes to an end and the perennial plugs come in and we start to pot up the perennials for the season.  Here are a few new perennials you’ll find this spring.  Start making your lists!

Heartleaf Bergenia ‘Sakura’.     A perennial with thick, oval-shaped, glossy green leaves.  The huge flowers open light pink and age to a medium pink with dramatic veins.  Bergenia is considered an evergreen perennial so it will provide winter interest as well.

Full Sun to Full Shade – blooms early to late spring.  Zones 4-9.  18″ tall.

 

Photo courtesy Walters Gardens Inc.
Photo courtesy Walters Gardens Inc.

Helleborus ‘Flower Girl’.  Another evergreen perennial (for the shade).  A vigorous choice that produces a showy floral diplay of large double blue to light pink flowers.

Helleborus is also known as Lenton Rose.  This plant is one in the series called “Wedding Party”.

Part Shade to Full Shade – blooms early to mid-spring.  Zones 4-9.  18″-24″ tall.

Photo courtesy 'The California Flowerbulb Company, Inc.'
Photo courtesy ‘The California Flowerbulb Company, Inc.’

Iris ‘Wine Festival‘.  This sensational iris has stitched, stippled and banded patterns of rose violet color over a white base.  Light fragrance.  Tall bearded iris.

Full Sun to Part Shade.  Blooms early spring to early summer – rebloomer.  Zone 3-10.  Height 38″.

 

 

Photo courtesy Walters Gardens Inc.
Photo courtesy Walters Gardens Inc.

Aralia ‘Sun King’.  A tropical looking stunner that will add beauty to your landscape.  Textured, brilliant gold foliage.  Large clump which sports tiny white flowers that will give way to dark purple/black berries in the fall.

Part Shade.  Blooms mid to late summer.  Zone 3-9.  Height 3′.

I love this plant.  We were fortunate to be able to trial this plant a couple of years ago and I have them in several areas in our shade garden at home.  It is definitely a plant that with brighten up the shade garden.  Combines well with my hosta and the yews.

Photo courtesy Walters Gardens, Inc.
Photo courtesy Walters Gardens, Inc.

Schizachyrium x. Smoke Signal’ PPAF.  This beautifully refined selection of the native bluestem offers more incredible fall color, taking on scarlet red tones in late summer and turning deeper red-purple in the fall.  It maintains its perfectly upright habit all season without flopping.

Full Sun.  Blooms early fall.  Zone 3-9.  Height 3′-4′

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