On the Nursery …

News from Jelitto; Hard to find Selections; Availabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what our friends at Jelitto say about Echinacea ‘Mellow Yellows’:

‘Mellow Yellows’ is the newest in Jelitto’s long, successful line of seed-grown Echinacea strains. Jelitto took decades to establish this yellow strain. The breeding and trialing process cannot be rushed. There are twists, turns and disappointments, but we are focused on quality, uniqueness and affordability. And that requires patience and vision. ’Mellow Yellows’ array includes colorful shades from creamy yellow, lemon yellow to dark yellow. Plants are variable in color and height, and there are no pinks whatsoever.

The cost of tissue-cultured plugs, subsequent production losses, patent royalties and trademark registrations only increase your costs. It needn’t be a tough decision.

’Mellow Yellows’ joins ’Magnus’, ’Magnus Superior’, ’Happy Star’, ’Green Twister’ and 5 other wild species as the sensible, seed-grown alternative to expensive, patented clones.

Hardy zones 4-8, with an erect, upright habit – growing 30-32” tall

 

We have the following vernalized and fully rooted Echinacea available for shipping in January and February 2019:

Echinacea
   2448 Golden Skipper (+0.18) 72’s 1.88
   2664 Hot Papaya (+0.25) 1.88
   1008 Julia (+0.18) 72’s 1.88
   5056 Mellow Yellows 32’s 1.18
   3672 Orange Skipper (+0.18) 72’s 1.88
     608 PowWow White 32’s 1.18
   7424 PowWow Wildberrry 32’s 1.18
   5616 Supreme Cantaloupe (+0.32) 72’s 2.28
   1368 Virgin (+0.20) 72’s 2.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also from Jelitto, Rudbeckia ‘Little Goldstar’

Temporarily sold out. Our earliest, large scale availability will be from June 1st on. Don’t miss out and order today –

Rudbeckia (June 1, 2019 on)  
200,000+ Little Goldstar 50’s 1.48

Veronica ‘Venice Blue’

Penstemon ‘Ruby Candle’

Centaurea ‘Amethyst Dream’

 

 

 

 

 

 

These hard to find selections are available at Pioneer Gardens for immediate shipping –

Centaurea
   4392 Amethyst Dream (+0.27) 72’s 0.68
Veronica
  3456 Venice Blue (+0.11) 72’s 0.78
Penstemon
   504 Prairie Twilight (+0.25) 72’s 0.68
1872 Ruby Candle (+0.05) 72’s 0.68

 

Heuchera & Heucherella, always available in large quantities

‘Frosted Violet’

‘Mega Caramel’

‘Birkin’

‘Apricot’

‘Blackout’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heuchera for winter potting-

Heuchera
12,168 Apricot (+0.25) 72’s 12/3 0.98
     144 Beaujolais (+0.18) 72’s 0.98
     792 Binoche (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   1800 Binoche (+0.25) 72’s 12/3 0.98
   1296 Binoche (+0.25) 72’s 12/17 0.98
   2736 Birkin (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   1584 Birkin (+0.25) 72’s 12/10 0.98
     288 Black Sea (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   4176 Blackout (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   1008 Brown Sugar (+0.21) 72’s 0.98
32,976 Caramel (+0.18) 72’s 0.98
     216 Circus (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
     936 Circus (+0.25) 72’s 12/3 0.98
     360 Cloud Nine (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   3744 Frosted Violet (+0.15) 72’s 12/3 0.98
     216 Gauguin (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   6480 Guacamole (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   1728 Mango (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   1584 Mango (+0.25) 72’s 12/3 0.98
14,760 Mega Caramel (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   3960 Miracle (+0.18) 72’s 0.98
   1224 Miracle (+0.18) 72’s 12/3 0.98
   2808 Orange Dream (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
     792 Pink Pearls (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   4608 Pinot Gris (+0.18) 72’s 0.98
   6408 Pretty Perrine (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   4968 Van Gogh (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   
Heucherella
   6840 Art Nouveau (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   2232 Art Nouveau (+0.25) 72’s 12/10 0.98
     864 Buttered Rum (+0.25) 72’s 1.28
     504 Fire Frost (+0.25) 72’s 1.28
     360 Honey Rose (+0.25) 72’s 1.28
   1368 Mojito (+0.25) 72’s 1.28
     648 Sweet Tea (+0.25) 72’s 12/10 1.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a print-friendly version of our December 2018 – January 2019 Premium Liner Availability followed by Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Bare Root Perennials, please Link to Premium Liner and Bare Root Availability …

 

 

Roger Grower Talks image

In GrowerTalks, our head grower Roger McGaughey writes what we learned this year using Orius for Thrips control https://www.growertalks.com/Article/?articleid=23860

 

Nov 2 2018 pic with Rogers latest article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4: Clean, thrips-free daylily flowers.
Figures 5a & 5b: Scouting at sunset (left) and an Orius in a thrips-free daylily.
Figure 6: Artemisia as banker plants for Aphidius

 

To see all articles by Roger in GrowerTalks magazine, click here ..

 

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Arjen

 

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