On the Nursery …

Today’s Field Images, New Allium Introduction; Nursery News; Availabilities

Good morning everybody,

Here are some nursery pictures I took this morning.

Enjoy and have a good Memorial Day weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/23/2020: Allium ‘Chivette’ this morning in Deerfield, I can’t wait to see this bed of Alliums in full bloom!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New: Allium ‘Chivette’ PP#30,151

 

Bred by lifelong horticulturist and plant aficionado Brent Horvath from Intrinsic Perennial Gardens:

‘A mostly sterile chive with healthy green foliage all season long. Initially upright but then more relaxed reaching 12-15” + long. This vigorous plant is easy to grow. Lavender purple flowers with a purple stripe down the middle of the pedal on 12” + stems. Beginning as round buds the flower open to 1” wide. Full sun preferred. Flowers and foliage are edible.’

 

Allium Chivette, available from Sept 1, 2020 on:

 

Allium (9/1/2020)
   10,000 Chivette (+0.15) 1.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/23/2020: field planting is in full swing. We are planting Perovskia liners today. To the right is a bed of Nepeta

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/23/2020: This is Dicentra spectabilis pink, planted last week

 

Dicentra (10/1/2020)
       500 Cupid 2-3 (+0.25) 2.48
  93,320 spectabilis 1-2 0.88
  69,990 spectabilis 2-3 1.48
  46,660 spectabilis 4-8 2.28
     3000 ‘Valentine’ 2-3 (+0.25) 2.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/23/2020: We have Peonies available this fall for the first time:

 

Peony (9/1/2020)
    1200 Festiva Maxima 3-5 3.98
    1400 Karl Rosenfield 3-5  3.48
    1000 Petite Renee 3-5   3.98
    6000 Sarah Bernhardt 3-5         2.98

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Coreopsis from Darrell Probst Breeding

 

Darrell’s introductions are sterile. Therefore these selections stay attractive from late spring into fall. They bloom all the way until the first hard frost and will not create a seedling mess in the landscape the following season!

 

‘Riding Hood’

‘Enchanted Eve’

‘Candy Stripes’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order yours today, ready in 1 gallon containers in <8 weeks:

 

Coreopsis (ready now)
   360 Candy Stripes (+0.25) 72’s 5/25 0.98
   576 Cosmic Eye (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
2016 Enchanted Eve (+0.25) 0.98
   432 Jethro Tull (+0.20) 72’s 0.98
2376 Mercury Rising (+0.25) 72’s 5/18 0.98
   288 Polaris (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
     72 Razzle Dazzle (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   792 Red Elf (+0.25) 72’s  0.98
6336 Riding Hood (+0.25) 72’s 5/25 0.98
   144 Starstruck (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
Coreopsis (June)
4176 Candy Stripes (+0.25) 72’s 6/8 0.98
  504 Goldilocks (+0.25) 72’s 6/8 0.98
3960 Riding Hood (+0.25) 72’s 6/8 0.98

 

 


 

Our friends at Peace Tree Farm, known for Lavender ‘Phenomenal’ have outdone themselves –

Lavender ‘Sensational!’™ PPAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • NEW! Incredibly large and thick lavender-purple flowers, contrasting with bright silver foliage
  • Broad, thick, tough, cupped foliage
  • Dense habit with excellent branching, more compact than ‘Phenomenal’
  • Extremely good heat and humidity tolerance
  • Excellent cold tolerance, USDA zone 5-9
  • Excellent drought tolerance, yet water friendly
  • Thrives on killer sun locations
  • Sweet lavender floral aroma, low camphor
  • Wide geographic bloom range
  • Outstanding container habit

Left: ‘Sensational’, Right: ‘Phenomenal’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our earliest ship date in larger quantities is now July 15, 2020 on

  • ’72-Cell liners only $0.88 +0.20 royalty
  • Picture tags are available at $0.15 each

 

Don’t miss out on this early opportunity, order yours today!

 


 

Breakthrough in Nepeta breeding

Nepeta ‘SylversterBlue’ PPAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GardenChoice™ introduces Nepeta ‘Sylvester Blue’ PPAF

  • Significantly larger blooms
  • Outstanding container presentation
  • More vigorous than competing varieties
  • Prolific flowering
Nepeta
    1656 SylvesterBlue 72’s 0.89
    5544 SylvesterBlue 72’s 6/15 0.89

Picture tags are available at $0.15 each

 


 

 

Heuchera & Heucherella

Always available in large quantities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heuchera ‘Magma’

From Heuchera breeder Thierry Delabroye, a must have perennial! Member of the Heuchera ‘Giant Series’.

  • Magnificent selection both in containers as well as in the landscape as a long lasting perennial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heuchera ‘Caramel’

Heuchera (now)
   4680 Blackout (+0.25) 72’s 0.78
     936 Brown Sugar (+0.21) 72’s 1.48
   1224 Caribbean Sea (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
     360 Cassis (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
     648 Cloud Nine (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
     576 Coral Sea (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
   1512 Dark Magic (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
     144 Flores Sea (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
   2664 Happy Flames (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
   2448 Magma (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
Heuchera (June)
11,376 Caramel (+0.18) 72’s 6/1 1.48
     648 Cloud Nine (+0.25) 72’s 6/29 1.48
     864 Happy Flames (+0.25) 72’s 6/1 1.48
     144 High Hopes (+0.25) 72’s 6/1 1.48
     504 High Hopes (+0.25) 72’s 6/29 1.48
   4032 Magma (+0.25) 72’s 6/15 1.48

Heucherella ‘Pink Revolution’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heucherella (now)
    864 Art Nouveau (+0.25) 72’s 1.48
   6840 Pink Revolution (+0.25) 72’s 1.48

 


 

Print off a copy of our updated Premium Plug Availability May-June 2020, Spring 2020 Bare Root Perennials and Summer & Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Bare Root Perennials click here:  Link to Premium Liner and Bare Root Availability

 


 

 

 

We are looking forward to the first spring in our new greenhouse

Here is Roger McGaughey’s latest GrowerTalks column https://www.growertalks.com/Article/?articleid=24567

 

 

Roger McGaughey, Senior head grower at Pioneer Gardens, was educated in Northern Ireland and England and has 44 years’ experience as a grower

 

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

 

Thank you for your business,

Arjen

 

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