Hibiscus ‘Plum Fantasy’
Hibiscus ‘Plum Fantasy’ (PPAF) is very floriferous with red buds that open to 8 to 9″ vibrant magenta red, puckered and crinkled flowers with a deep red eye. It has dark green, maple-like foliage and grows 5 to 6′ high.
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens
The Seduction™ Series of Yarrows were recently bred in the Netherlands. Plants are midsized and upright, with very uniform blooming over a long season. This selection has clusters of rich rose-pink flowers, each with a tiny white eye. Excellent for cutting. Nice in the border and for massed planting. Deadheading faded blooms should encourage more buds to form. Likely to prove hardy down to Zone 3 or colder. From Blooms of Bressingham®. USPP#20782: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF
Donna Stanley is a Park Ranger at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour. Plan to attend this great class at Wischmeier Nursery on Saturday, March 1 at 2:00 pm.
Information on Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 as a refuge to provide resting and feeding areas for waterfowl during their annual migrations. The refuge includes 7,724 acres near Seymour, and a 78-acre parcel, known as the Restle Unit, near Bloomington. The refuge mission is to restore, preserve, and manage a mix of forest, wetland, and grassland habitat for fish, wildlife, and people. More than 280 species of birds have been seen at Muscatatuck, and the refuge is recognized as a “Continentally Important” bird area. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Muscatatuck/about.html
This week has been a welcome to Spring, but is it here to stay? My grandmother once said that Spring is not here until the last Oak leaves are off the trees. While out on the roads this week I have been looking and some Oaks still have their leaves. According to the forecast for next week, our week is just a tease to get us excited about spring. We have been gearing up by covering our planting greenhouse on Tuesday, planting seeds, and finishing our winter cleaning in the Garden Center. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events to come. Our first class will be March 1st with Donna Stanley of Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge, speaking on Gardening for the Birds.
This cute miniature to small hosta forms a compact mound of intensely wavy, thick, blue-green to green leaves. Just the right size for troughs or the front of the border. Perfecty proportioned scapes carry lavender flowers.
EXPOSURE: Part Shade to Full Shade
BLOOMS: Early Summer
HEIGHT: 8 in
SPACE: 14 in