25 February 2012

New beauties from Blooms of Bressingham

Verbena 'Seabrook's Lavender'

It's time for garden and plant lovers to become restless. In our part of the world, the grass/weeds/lawn are becoming green, the daffodils are blooming and some of the trees have buds.

So, we are impatient for real spring, when the threat of frost, freeze, ice and cold wind have passed.

Entertain yourself for a few minutes with these new selections from Blooms of Bressingham - they should show up in garden centers this spring.


Verbena 'Seabrook's Lavender' sprouts large flowers. A low-growing, spreading plant, its blooms put on a show from June until late September. Height is 3 inches, spread is 22 inches. A tender perennial discovered by UK gardening journalist and broadcaster Peter Seabrook in his garden.USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to10; AHS Heat Zones 12 to 1.

Coreopsis Sweet Marmalade
Coreopsis 'Sweet Marmalade' - I've written about this beauty before. The flowers open deep orange, then soften to apricot yellow. Flowers bloom June through September in full sun. A sport of Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9. Prefers well-drained soils.
 
Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Rivulet' has star-shaped flowers. Perfect for a smaller garden and container combos. Height is 6 to 7 inches and width is 10 to 12 inches. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9.  

Campanula Blue Rivulet
 
 
 
 
 
And! There's a not-to-be-ignored Helenium called Mardi Gras.
 
 
 
 


Helenium Mardi Gras
These all cheer me up. How about you?

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