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February 25, 2021

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Banana (Blood) Musa zebrina
1. Rojo
Musa zebrina 'Rojo' is a banana that is mainly used for it's ornamental qualities as opposed to the fruit, which is seedy and inedible. Known... 4B-South Click to display 48"-6' 36"-48" 8-11 10" Black
Banana (Japanese) Musa acuminata
2. Basjoo
Musa Basjoo is cold hardy to -20 degrees when mulched properly. Its inflorescence is one of the most beautiful of all bananas. Even though the... 4B-South Click to display 36"-48" 36"-48" 6 10" Black
Banana (Red) Ensete ventricosum
3. Maurelii
This banana-like annual in Zone 5 has large paddle-shaped leaves, which range in color from deep claret brown to red-purple to pale green, produced from... 4B-South Click to display 36"-8' 24"-48" 9-11 10" Black
Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium
4. Lucerne
Spiky, dark green, grass-like foliage gives way to bright purplish-blue, star-like flowers. Though they bloom the heaviest in late spring and early summer, the plants... 4D-South Click to display 10" 15" 5-8 8" Green
Butterfly Flower Asclepias tuberosa
5. Hello Yellow
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, this cultivar of our native A. tuberosa offers three months of golden yellow blooms from early through late... 9C-South Click to display 24" 24" 3-9 8" Green
6. Orange
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer. Deadheading the... 9C-S; 5D-N Click to display 24" 24" 3-9 4" Green
Calla Lily Zantedeschia aethiopica
7. Montevideo®
Montevideo® is a nearly black calla lily. The leaves are green with whitish spots and have a leathery texture. Calla Lilies are often used by... 4B-South Click to display 16"-20" 12"-14" 8-11 8" Terra Cotta
8. Nashville®
Bicolor creamy-yellow flowers with violet-magenta edges; leaves are dark green, lightly spotted and have a leathery texture. 4B-South Click to display 14"-18" 6"-12" 8-10 8" Terra Cotta
9. Orange County®
Orange County® is an orange-red calla lily. The leaves are green with whitish spots and have a leathery texture. Calla Lilies are often used by... 4B-South Click to display 16"-20" 12"-14" 8-11 8" Terra Cotta
10. Picasso®
Deeply elegant Picasso features cream edges with a hint of yellow, surrounding the deepest of purple centers. Bold, luxurious colors bring new life to these... 4B-South Click to display n/a n/a 24"-30" 8"-22" 8-10 8" Terra Cotta
11. Red Alert®
Red Alert® is a red calla lily. The leaves are green with whitish spots and have a leathery texture. Calla Lilies are often used by... 4B-South Click to display 16"-20" 12"-14" 8-11 8" Terra Cotta
12. Red Charm®
Spectacular blood-red fluted blossoms above dark green foliage with white spots and red margins and stems. Good for cut flowers and to fill large containers.... 4B-South Click to display 15"-18" 9"-12" 9-10 8" Terra Cotta
13. Samur®
Bright pink, fluted flowers with narrow green foliage, very floriferous. 4B-South Click to display 18"-22" 6"-12" 8-10 8" Terra Cotta
14. Siberia®
Pure white, medium size flowers with large-shaped spotted foliage. Good for cut flowers and to fill large containers; 8-10 weeks to flower. 4B-South Click to display 20"-24" 12"-15" 9-10 8" Terra Cotta
15. Summer Sun®
Red Alert® is a red calla lily. The leaves are green with whitish spots and have a leathery texture. Calla Lilies are often used by... 4B-South Click to display 16"-20" 12"-14" 8-11 8" Terra Cotta
Canna Lily Canna indica
16. Cannasol™ Happy Carmen®
Cannasol™ Happy Carmen® Canna is compact, fiery and full of punch. This canna is a versatile, heat and humidity tolerant addition for borders, containers or... 4B-South Click to display 18"-22" 12"-18" 8-10 8" Green
17. Cannasol™ Happy Cleo®
Cannasol™ Happy Cleo® Canna is an excellent choice for patios and small spaces where you want huge tropical impact. A self-cleaning canna with ultra-compact habit,... 4B-South Click to display 18"-22" 12"-18" 8-10 8" Green
18. Cannasol™ Happy Emily®
Cannasol™ Happy Emily® Canna Lily brings bright sparks of tropical color to beds, borders, containers and water gardens with a super compact habit and hummingbird-attracting... 4B-South Click to display n/a n/a 18"-22" 12"-18" 8-10 8" Green
19. Cannasol™ Happy Isabel®
Cannasol™ Happy Isabel® Canna is an eye-catcher with its rosy pink color. This canna is a versatile, heat and humidity tolerant addition for borders, containers... 4B-South Click to display 18"-22" 12"-18" 8-10 8" Green
20. Cannasol™ Happy Julia®
Cannasol™ Happy Julia® Canna has a beautiful soft salmon color with exciting large bronze leaves. This canna is a versatile, heat and humidity tolerant addition... 4B-South Click to display 18"-22" 12"-18" 8-10 8" Green
21. Cannasol™ Happy Wilma®
Cannasol™ Happy Wilma® Canna has a beautiful salmon/orange color with exciting large bronze leaves. This canna is a versatile, heat and humidity tolerant addition for... 4B-South Click to display 18"-22" 12"-18" 8-10 8" Green
22. Tropicanna® (aka Phaison)
An eye-catching specimen. Exotic foliage is striped with tones of red, green, yellow and pink. Bears bright orange flowers. 4B-South Click to display 48"-6' 36"-48" 7-10 8" Green
Canna x generalis
23. Cannova® Bronze Scarlet
Superb contrast of scarlet flowers with dark foliage. High degree of uniformity with good branching habit and superior leaf quality along with high intensity colored... 4B-South Click to display 30"-48" 14"-20" 8-10 8" Green
24. Cannova® Mango
While remaining compact, Canna 'Cannova Mango' is an exceptional new hybrid boasting large red blossoms and lush tropical foliage. Cannas can be planted in full... 4B-South Click to display 30"-48" 14"-20" 8-10 8" Green
25. Cannova® Orange Shades
Earliest flowering of Cannas. Radiant, vividly colorful tropical beauty unleashes a summer fanfare of orange spikes of flag-like, lilylike blooms held above large, lush, bluish-green... 4B-South Click to display 30"-48" 14"-20" 8-10 8" Green
26. Cannova® Rose
Superb contrast of rose flowers with green foliage. High degree of uniformity with good branching habit and superior leaf quality along with high intensity colored... 4B-South Click to display 30"-48" 14"-20" 8-10 8" Green
27. Cannova® Yellow
High degree of uniformity with good branching habit and superior leaf quality along with high intensity colored blooms. 4B-South Click to display 32"-36" 18"-24" 8-10 8" Green
28. Pretoria
Valued for its striking green, cream and yellow variegated foliage, edged in red. Large, orange, ginger-like flowers bloom from summer until frost. 4B-South Click to display 36"-48" 20" 8-11 8" Green
29. Stuttgart
This canna features bold leaves that are striped with green and white. Orange flowers will appear in mid summer, but the best feature of this... 4B-South Click to display 48"-5' 36"-48" 7-10 8" Green
Cardinal Flower Lobelia x speciosa
30. Starship™ Burgundy
The combination of big, wide-open, butterfly-shaped burgundy blooms and near-black stems is electrifying on this compact, free-flowering Lobelia! 'Starship Burgundy' earns its name with the... 4D-South Click to display 20"-24" 8"-12" 6-10 4" Green
31. Starship™ Scarlet Bronze Leaf
This perennial has similar excellent bronzing on the leaves to its predecessor, but adds better basal branching and is earlier to flower. Cardinal red flower... 5D-North Click to display 20"-28" 16"-22" 6-10 4" Green
Cardinal Flower (Giant Blue) Lobelia siphilitica
32. Great Blue
The spikes of brilliant true blue flowers on this wetland native attract butterflies, hummingbirds and neighbors to your garden! 10D-N;4D-S Click to display 24"-36" 12"-18" 4-9 4½" White
Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia 
33. Goldilocks
Shiny golden foliage brightens any garden or container; great combination filler plant 3C-South Click to display n/a 2"-4" 12" 3-10 4½" White
Elephant Ear; West Indian Kale Colocasia esculenta
34. Coffee Cups
This exciting new elephant ear appeared in Thailand in 2005. It has black stems and black-tinted dark green leaves that form an upright cup which... 4B-South Click to display n/a 48"-5' 36"-5' 8-11 8" Green
35. Heart of the Jungle®
Colocasia 'Heart of the Jungle' gives large containers and gardens a tropical feel. The deep-green foliage with dark veins is supported by deep-purple stems. 4B-South Click to display n/a 48"-5' 36"-5' 8-11 8" Green
36. Illustris®
Also known as Imperial Taro and Black Caladium, this is an almost black, big-leaved Elephant Ear with dramatic green venation. Needs constant moisture to look... 4B-South Click to display n/a 36"-48" 36"-48" 9 8" Green
37. Royal Hawaiian® Aloha
Royal Hawaiian 'Aloha' is a 4' tall x 3' wide, extremely vigorous elephant ear that produces incredibly glossy black foliage. The 2' long x 1'... 4B-South Click to display n/a 48" 36" 7-10 8" Terra Cotta
38. Royal Hawaiian® Diamond Head
When breeder John Cho crossed a black elephant ear with a glossy one, the results were magnificent. Colocasia Diamond Head is a glossy black, dramatic... 4B-South Click to display n/a 48"-5' 48"-5' 7-10 8" Terra Cotta
39. Royal Hawaiian® Hawaiian Punch
Colocasia 'Hawaiian Punch' makes a very compact clump to only 3' tall with glossy green leaves and bright red stems. If you're looking for an... 4B-South Click to display n/a 32"-36" 30"-36" 7-10 8" Terra Cotta
40. Royal Hawaiian® Maui Gold
Maui Gold is the first-ever "clumping" gold-leafed variety, meaning that it stays neat and contained even in semi-tropical and tropical climates. More important, it's absolutely... 4B-South Click to display n/a 42"-48" 36"-42" 7-11 8" Terra Cotta
41. Royal Hawaiian® Tropical Storm
Colocasia 'Tropical Storm' is the long-awaited 2016 release from Hawaii's Dr. John Cho, that combines the black leaf color of Colocasia 'Black Magic' with the... 4B-South Click to display n/a 30"-36" 30"-36" 7-11 8" Terra Cotta
42. Royal Hawaiian® White Lava
A new look for elephant ears. White Lava's glossy, emerald green leaves are decorated with a stripe of creamy white down the center. This white... 4B-South Click to display n/a 32"-36" 30"-36" 7-10 8" Terra Cotta
Fiber Optic Grass Scirpus cernus (aka Isolepsis cernus)
43. Fiber Optic Grass
This bright green grass-like plant gets its name from the small flowers on the tip of each stem. Ideal for moist soils and an outstanding... 4C-North Click to display 10"-14" 10"-12" 9-10 6" Green
Globeflower Trollius europaeus
44. Superbus
Superbus will bloom in late spring into early summer with 2" lemon-yellow buttercup flowers above dark green dissected leaves, this selection is more tolerant of... 11C-South Click to display 18"-24" 18"-20" 3-7 8" Green
Trollius x cultorum
45. Golden Queen
A striking and colorful element for the garden. 'Golden Queen' produces 2-3 inch wide, golden-orange, bowl-shaped flowers from late spring into midsummer. They stand in... 4D-South Click to display 24"-36" 18"-24" 3-7 6" Green
Joseph's Coat Alternanthera dentata
46. Brazilian Red Hot
A well branched foliage plant with brightly colored burgundy leaves that have splashes of hot pink. Very heat tolerant. Gives vibrant eye- catching color all... 3B-South Click to display 18"-24" 12"-18" n/a 4½" White
Alternanthera ficoidea
47. Burgundy Threadleaf
Shoestring thin glossy green leaves with a burgundy reverse, compact upright habit. 3B-South Click to display n/a 8"-12" 8" n/a 4½" White
48. Raspberry Rum
The foliage is chocolaty-purply-burgundy with striking red raspberry marbling. Full sun will bring out more of the raspberry color while growing in shaded areas will... 3B-South Click to display n/a 14"-18" 14"-18" 9-11 4½" White
49. Red Threads
‘Red Threads’ is a slender-leaved selection that doesn't wander, forming a textured carpet in shades of deep burgundy. A single plant makes a mound about... 3B-South Click to display 8"-10" 10"-14" 9-10 4½" White
50. True Yellow
Nice texture plant has large, chartreuse leaves. Compact, bushy growth habit. 3B-South Click to display n/a 8"-12" 8"-12" 9 4½" White
Loosestrife Lysimachia congestiflora
51. Waikiki Sunset™
Waikik Sunset produces profuse yellow and green foliage that provides a fabulous setting for brilliant yellow blooms. This plant is a heat lover and makes... 3C-South Click to display 2"-10" 10"-12" 7-11 4½" White
Loosestrife (Gooseneck) Lysimachia atropurpurea
52. Beaujolais
This is a biennial or short-lived perennial just recently introduced to gardens. Flowers are similar to the white Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) but in a... 11C-North Click to display 16"-23" 12"-18" 6 8" Green
Loosestrife (Variegated Yellow) Lysimachia punctata 
53. Golden Alexander
Similar habit to 'Alexander' except slightly more compact, and rather than creamy white margins, this sport glistens with its deep golden margins. Same cheery yellow... 11C-North Click to display 18"-24" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
Mazus Mazus reptans
54. Mazus
Mat-forming, low-creeping groundcover with diminutive, bright green leaves produces purple-blue flowers, spotted red and yellow, in early summer. Withstands moderate foot traffic and competes successfully... 4C-South Click to display 2"-2" 12" 5-8 4½" White
Milkweed (Swamp) Asclepias incarnata
55. Cinderella
A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla scented, rose pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers... 9C-South Click to display 36"-5' 12"-36" 3-9 8" Green
56. Ice Ballet
A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla-scented, white flowers in clean clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another... 4C-South Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" 3-9 4½" White
Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead Physostegia virginiana
57. Crystal Peak White
A dwarf selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. This forms a compact mound, bearing spikes of classy white flowers from midsummer through... 9C-South Click to display 16"-18" 18"-23" 2-9 4" Green
58. Miss Manners
Appropriately named for its clump-forming habit, this well-behaved plant sports spikes of tubular white flowers above handsome dark green foliage. Outstanding in the perennial broder. 9C-South Click to display 18"-24" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
59. Vivid
'Vivid' forms a bushy mound, bearing spikes of deep-pink flowers from midsummer through the fall. Excellent for cutting. Spreads to form a big patch, something... 9C-South Click to display 23"-35" 23"-35" 2-9 8" Green
Papyrus (Dwarf Egyptian) Cyperus papyrus
60. Prince Tut™
A nicely compact form of Egyptian Papyrus, about half the height of King Tut, but with the same large poms on the ends of the... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display 18"-30" 24"-36" 10-11 PW Trade Gal
Papyrus (Egyptian)
61. Baby Tut®
A water garden friendly-grass that can be planted in the landscape as well. 4C-N,12C-S Click to display 18"-24" 14"-20" 10 PW Trade Gal
62. King Tut®
This plant has graced pool sides, ponds, pots, and tubs for hundreds of years. The green foliage actually consists of three-sided or round culms topped... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display 48"-6' 36"-48" 10-11 PW Trade Gal
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
63. Ballet Slippers
This hardy perennial fits the need of providing a Hibiscus lineup with greater feminine appeal. Huge 7” wide, ruffled flowers are white with a deep... 12B-North Click to display 48" 54"-5' 4-9 3 Gallon
64. Berry Awesome
'Berry Awesome’ has lavender pink flowers and red eye, with contrasting deep midnight green foliage. Flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of... 12B-North Click to display 48" 54"-5' 4-9 3 Gallon
65. Candy Crush
If you love 'Cranberry Crush', try 'Candy Crush'! This hardy Hibiscus shares all the great traits that made 'Cranberry Crush' popular: upright, columnar habit, fantastic... 12B-North Click to display 48"-52" 48"-52" 4-9 3 Gallon
66. Cherry Choco Latte
'Cherry Choco Latte' is a brand new, long blooming Hibiscus with a smaller size that is more suitable for tighter spaces. Very large, 8-9" three-dimensional... 12B-North   48" 54"-5' 4-9 3 Gallon
67. Cranberry Crush
You will love the short but full, compact habit and scarlet red flowers of this new Hibiscus selection from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program.... 12B-North Click to display 36"-48" 48"-5' 4-9 3 Gallon
68. Dark Mystery
There's no mystery here – this Hibiscus has proven season after season to be a superior performer. Incredibly dark, wine purple foliage contrasts beautiful with... 12B-North Click to display 5'-5'6" 5'-5'6" 4-9 3 Gallon
69. French Vanilla
A new color for the collection and a breakthrough for yellow Hardy Hibiscus. Soft yellow flower buds open to 7-8" creamy custard yellow, ruffled flowers... 12B-North Click to display 42"-48" 36"-42" 4-9 3 Gallon
70. Holy Grail
They called this hardy hibiscus "the holy grail" from its inception because they knew they had something special. There's a whole lot to love about... 12B-North Click to display 48"-54" 54"-5' 4-9 3 Gallon
71. Perfect Storm
Gardeners loved the dark foliage of ‘Summer Storm’ Hibiscus, but it got too big for a small garden space. ‘Perfect Storm’ takes the dark foliage... 12B-North Click to display 36" 52"-5' 4-9 3 Gallon
72. Spinderella
Show this off in your late summer landscape with the wild new pinwheel pattern of 'Spinderella'. Large, 8" white flowers have medium pink accented edges... 12B-North Click to display 48"-54" 54"-5' 4-9 3 Gallon
73. Summer in Paradise
There’s no sight quite like a Hardy Hibiscus blooming in late summer, and ‘Summer in Paradise’ truly delivers with its refined habit and attractive, large... 12B-North Click to display 36"-42" 42"-48" 4-9 3 Gallon
Hibiscus moscheutos
74. Disco Belle Rosy Red
Large 8” single, rosy-red flowers on dwarf, bushy plants. Attracts hummingbirds. 6B-North Click to display 20" 24" 5-10 4" Green
Rush (Corkscrew) Juncus effusus 
75. Spiralis
Long and curling, spiraling coils of rush-like leaves burst up, out, and sideways from the base of this clumping marsh plant. A true oddity. 4C-North Click to display n/a 12"-14" 18" 7-11 6" Green
Rush (Soft) Juncus inflexus
76. Blue Mohawk
A fun grass to add to the center or back of a combination pot because of its spiky, blue-green foliage and great height. This grass... 4C-South Click to display n/a 24"-36" 8"-12" 5-9 4½" White
Sedge (Copperleaf) Carex flagellifera
77. Toffee Twist
Mounded; Iridescent, slender mahogany leaves arch upward 1½ to 2 feet before spilling back to the ground. Distinctive as an accent plant or in masses,... 4C-North Click to display n/a 18"-24" 18"-24" 7-10 6" Green
Sedge (Japanese) Carex oshimensis
78. Evercolor® Everglow
Another fabulous EverColor® sedge from Irish plantsman, Pat FitzGerald. This series has produced award-winning best sellers, and this C. morrowii cultivar looks to continue that... 12C-North Click to display n/a 12"-18" 24"-28" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
79. Evercolor® Everillo
This sport of 'Evergold' has a similar performance to its parent but with a brilliant, solid gold leaf color. Long, thin arching leaf blades are... 12C-North Click to display n/a 10"-12" 28"-32" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Leatherleaf) Carex buchananii
80. ColorGrass® Red Rooster
Finely textured ornamental grass has an upright, V-shaped habit and adds texture, form and motion to plantings. Red-bronze color looks great mixed with other grasses... 4C-South Click to display 20"-30" 12"-18" 6-9 8" Green
Sedge (Variegated Japanese) Carex hachijoensis (syn. Carex oshimensis) 
81. Evergold
One of the most popular variegated sedges, this selection has creamy-yellow leaves with deep green margins. They cascade softly to the ground in a fountain-like... 12C-North Click to display n/a 12"-12" 18" 5-9 8" Green
Spiderwort Tradescantia andersoniana
82. Sweet Kate
'Sweet Kate' has brilliant gold foliage and triangular, violet-blue blossoms with sulphur-yellow stamens that is outstanding even when viewed from a distance. 11C-North Click to display 12"-12" 14"-16" 3-9 8" Green
Sweet Flag (Golden Variegated) Acorus gramineus 
83. Ogon
'Ogon', Japanese for golden, exhibits delicate fans of upright butter-yellow leaves that add height, structure, and texture to mixed plantings. Mounded, non-invasive rhizome. 4C-South Click to display n/a 10"-14" 10"-12" 5-11 6" Green
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