Shimmering purple foliage with deep purplish-green veins on a vigorous upright to spreading bushy tender perennial. A striking shade loving plant that makes an excellent addition to mixed containers. Moderately root hardy with good protection in the northern portions of its hardiness range. Item# 548.
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Creeping Oregon Grape
This low, sprawling North American native shrub features leathery, spiny, green foliage, and sprays of bright yellow spring flowers that are followed by clusters of blue-black fruit in late summer. Excellent for use as a large scale groundcover in a woodl
Week 17 and spring is being very generous this year. There are so many plants in flower at the moment but I chosen this from several dozen candidates. Pieris Flaming Silver is a small, evergreen shrub, with bright red young foliage bright red, becoming green, boldly margined with silvery-white. At the same time it carries creamy-white bell-shaped flowers in branching clusters. Ideal in dappled shade and in acid soil, we grow it with dwarf Rhododendrons in the Oriental Bed at the Academy.
(Sometimes referred to as the leopard plant): Flower spikes of little golden daises will appear on black stems 4 feet up from the thick 1 foot wide coursely-toothed heart shaped leaves below! It prefers consistenetly moist soil. It can tolerate full shade and it is deer resistant!
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