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July 17, 2023

American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan

Finally, a Black-Eyed Susan that’s resistant to the septoria leaf spot! Thanks to the thinner and hairier leaves, this hybrid rudbeckia shows no signs of the fungus even in wet, humid conditions. Optimal Growing Conditions Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9 Water Needs Average Sun Needs Sun or Shade Appearance and Characteristics Category Perennial Flower Color Yellow […]
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July 12, 2023

Tuscan Gold False Sunflower

Tuscan Gold is heat tolerant and will tolerate somewhat dry soils. While deadheading may encourage additional blooming it isn’t strictly necessary for a long bloom season. The breakthrough here is an easy flowering Heliopsis with a shorter plant size, outstanding garden performance and disease resistance. A long known great garden plant with good manners and […]
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July 6, 2023

Millenium Ornamental Onion

An award-winning perennial that produces a compact clump of glossy green leaves. Bright rosy purple, rounded flower clusters appear on strong stems just above the foliage. Tolerates soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. Typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant. Optimal Growing Conditions […]
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June 30, 2023

How to Prune Roses

If your rose bush flowers have died or are fading, it’s time to get your pruners out! Pruning your roses will help keep your plant looking tidy, while encouraging new blooms throughout the season. Not sure where to start? Follow these simple tips from Randy Padgett, Poughkeepsie Nursery Manager.  
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June 27, 2023

Mighty Chocolate Cherry Astilbe

Cherry and chocolate are a perfect combo in the garden as well as in dessert! At almost 4 feet tall, towering cherry-red plumes brighten up the shade garden atop chocolate-red stems that begins to flower in mid-summer, when other astilbe are beginning to wane. The deeply divided foliage is dark green with chocolate-brown and red […]
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June 20, 2023

Vision in Red Chinese Astilbe

Astilbes are long-living perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. Though they are easy to grow, astilbes have one critical requirement–lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in the sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and […]
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June 2, 2023

Storm Cloud Bluestar

A very low-maintenance plant, Storm Cloud Bluestar has olive green leaves with silver veins. Star-shaped, periwinkle blue flowers appear atop of the wide, mounding, shrub-like habit. Watch in spring as incredibly dark stems emerge from the ground. Optimal Growing Conditions Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9 Water Needs Average Sun Needs Part Sun to Full Sun Appearance […]
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Assorted Coleus
April 25, 2023

Sun-Loving Coleus

Wow! There are over 1,500 varieties of sun-loving coleus available today! I was curious to find out how the vegetative coleus was discovered (previously coleus was available only from seed and preferred shade) so I talked to the “Father of Coleus,” Allan M. Armitage, retired professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia. Dr. Armitage […]
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Purple Blue Asters
February 27, 2023

Perennial Catalog

The ultimate guide to choosing and caring for perennials! View the catalog below or click HERE to download the full catalog. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you can download here.  
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