Our native "Purple Coneflower" in all its simplicity and beauty at an especially low Glasshouse Works price.
"Vining Ephedra." Small plant up to 10 cm tall, with woody stem; branchlets striate, smooth slender. Male strobili 2-3 whorled ;flowers 4-8; bracts orbicular, connate; staminate column exserted; anthers 5-8; female strobili solitary; flowers 1-2 ; tubillus Ã¯Â¿Â½ 1.5 mm long, straight. Berry globose, red.
Orange-bronze flowers quite showy for such a small size. Algerian parent with spiny-toothed leaves (only once ternate, unlike pinnatum) which retain very beautiful tones most winters, given high shade and no windburn, in our climate. Heinz Klose's hybrid with pinnatum ssp. colchicum. Evergreen "Fairy Wings" slowly spre...
Emerging evergreen foliage is bronzy; pale yellow flowers held well above the foliage. 'Sulphureum' has somewhat doubled yellow "Barberry like" downturned blossoms.
"Skirted Horsetail" Clumps of foot tall hollow stems with each joint sprouting a whorl of elegant weeping stemlets; deciduous herb hardy in Z6 outside, spreading in sandy sun drenched locations. After a marvelous spring display, starts to disappear in the summer heat, often dormant/deciduous during all of late summer. ...
"Tropical Horsetail" Soft gray green central stems form a tiny bamboo-like thicket: each central stem, with delicately nodding tip, is ringed with skirts of lateral stemlets to create intricate patterns; marvelous pot plant. Will survive some winters in our zone if the ground barely freezes, but best grown as a cool gr...
"Horsetail" Clumps of grooved green reed-like maroon-ringed stems bear conelike sporing structures at tips; high silica content makes them "Scouring Rushes" for pots. Their extreme vertical aspect makes them a decorative must for shallow pool/bog designs; while their primitive aspect makes them a favorite in very conte...
"Dwarf Scouring Rush" Tangled low mat of very dwarf twisted bright green wiry stalks; needs semi-aquatic conditions. Odd form small enough for terrariums; darling in troughs.
Low growing colonies of bright green erect 2" to 4" wiry wands; this is similar to E. variegatum, but the finer, less rigid stems which form lovely interlaced mats are a far brighter green fall color than E. variegatum. Lovely in pots or borders; a true visual gem (with ease of culture--full light and moist feet) for t...
"Variegated Wallflower" Short stems completely covered with arched fountain of narrow evergreen leaves margined in bright white; Spanish species with violet mauve flowers fading to soft old rose, then amber. Perfect for rockery or border--but not reliably hardy in winters beyond our Zone 6b; nonetheless an even more de...
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Very striking cultivar released by Brookside Gardens as #1453 with a clambering or prostrate habit; often white-striped stems are lined with narrow leathery scalloped leaves speckled bright creamy white. Yinger's name for this remarkably variegated Suzuki Nursery plant.
Spreading mat of small prostrate stems lined with leathery oval leaves seldom longer than a half inch. Very attractive as evergreen groundcover or bonsai base; effective in moss topiary as well. We will need lead time to finish this if you order in quite large numbers.
"Golden Euonymus" Clambering shrub with brilliantly golden edged spring foliage fading to yellow-ochre.
Outreaching rose blushed stems rigidly studded with pairs of slim deep green leathery leaves with bright white veins creating a visual mosaic. Slow to establish introduction from Dan Hinkley who found it at the Wolong Nautre Preserve in 1996.
Clusters of erect very small statured stems ranked with small leathery leaves, each with a bright ochre central flame. Selected here at Glasshouse Works; but not reliably winter hardy here.
Very tiny columns of ranked overlapping tinsy leathery leaves form tightly congested multi-towered vegetable fairy castles in perfect scale for ladybug soldiers to man the rampards; still unrivaled for the especially small exquisite trough or bonsai pot mame subject. (Difficult: do not allow to dry out completely--ther...
New "Smaller White Snakeroot" selection of John Jocius with leaves brilliantly frosted creamy white, a perfect combination with the flat-topped clusters (like "Boneset") of fuzzy white Ageratum-like blossoms; neither aromatic nor toxic; customers have claimed to observe over six species of butterflies visiting this at ...
Shiney 3' purple stems cloaked with chocolate-purple foliage dramatically highlighting the bright white fall flower clusters. Excellent "Snakeroot" selection which likes moist feet, yet will perform well in normal perennial border conditions.
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The pale green plumy needle-leaved species is commonly found invading sunny herb gardens with rocky soil; this cultivar emerges with very bright purple red foliage, fading to dusky coppery green; tipped with clusters of ochre flowers fading to orange oatmeal tones. Lends a soft violet hued feathery effect to a too sunn...
Vigorous purplish foliage on sienna stems topped with orangy flowers; an excellent sunny garden perennial from Alan Bloom. Slowly clumping beauty.
A startlingly beautiful "Mottled Arrowheart" Persicaria cousin with jointed stems clasped by very tastefully showy golden marbled elongated heart leaves; perfect in containers, the open bed, or marginal pool plantings. White pearly flowers in late fall add another level of interest to an already charming plant. Try gro...
"Edible Fig" This does not maintain good variegation on the leaves. The first three pictures are of this plant. This selection is the traditional famous Japanese clone with striped stems on new growth and initially mottled leaves soon fading to green. Used in Asia as a laxative and as a wart remover; a traditional frui...
"Golden Meadowsweet" Golden yellow divided foliage. Foliage stays gold in full sun if the roots are ALWAYS WET; if they dry out all foliage becomes marked brown; so best to plant in high shade.
Variegated cultivar of "Queen-of-the-Meadow" Clumps of serrate, jagged leaves with gold flames; plumes of white flowers. Although tolerating even full sun if given adequate moisture, this royalty achieves its best form in high shade with your Hostas.
Each thick leaf flaunts a rich golden flame-patterned center so that the heavily foliaged arching stems appear to be in bloom all summer, long after the early major show of thickly clustered acid yellow blossoms. Maintaining a rounded compact outline, this excellent shrub is lacking the open, somewhat irregular outline...
Emerging acid lime-colored leaves turn a bright gold as they harden; best summer color in partial shade. Distributed by Arnold Arboretum.
After the early show of primrose yellow flowers in their multitudes, lovely golden bordered foliage emerges for full season interest. Very bold easily grown cultivar--we consider this the best and least demanding of the brightly variegated clones--the golden variegation is so bright that visitors mistake this (viewed f...
Random yellow to creamy lime variegation on foliage; hybrid of F. suspensa x viridissima with profuse large yellow flowers, thus called "Variegated Golden Bells." Can reach 10 feet. Very vigorous; but because of somewhat irregular outline, is seldom available in the nursery trade.
Beautiful deep green leaves elaborately serrated to resemble flames, on stems reaching 10' covered with unique pastel yellow blossoms early spring if has not already put on its big display early December (in our climate). Distinctive lacy appearing foliage adds texture to any shrub grouping.
"Gold Vein Forsythia" Upright deeply arching stems (typically topping out at five feet) not only present a great pastel golden flowered display early spring but continue to impress with each dark green leaf richly patterned with a bright pewter gold vein network. Fabulous. This one lives up to its photos: to see its mo...