Hot Off the Bench Perennials! – Meadow View Growers

Hot Off the Bench Perennials!

gaillardia 'Spin Top Yellow Touch'

Strong, healthy beauties have just been moved to retail fresh out of production in our growing houses. You know MVG grows the majority of the plants we sell. That is how we can provide the freshest, healthiest plants in the Miami Valley. We have several large lovelies newly available (in one and two gallon pots), full of color, to enhance your garden through fall! Now is a great time to plant them in your garden! Come select yours before they are all gone!

 

Truly Hardy Mums

Colorful, old-fashioned, but able to withstand the weather in our area, perennial chrysanthemums return year after year relieving you of planting all the time! They grow taller than garden mums normally sold at this time of year and provide a magnificent natural glow and aura to any fall garden.  Pollinators adore these late bloomers.  Pinch back branches in the spring to create a fuller, sturdier plant with more abundant blooms. Remember:  “For color in fall – Keep your mums small,  4″ high – ’til the fourth of July”  (do not prune after that!)

Available in shades of purple, yellow, coral, red and lavender.

echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’

Coneflowers are an old-time favorite in the perennial garden loved by birds, pollinators, and people. Cheyenne Spirit is a sturdy, low maintenance, drought tolerant variety that grows 26-32” tall with up to a 24” spread. Its multicolored flowers in rich shades of cream, golden yellow, orange, purple, rosy-red, scarlet and tomato-red paint a vivid landscape that won’t be missed by passers by.

gaillardia 'Mesa Yellow'

Gaillardia ‘Mesa Yellow’

Blanket flowers are a favorite in the perennial garden for producing an abundance of flowers throughout summer. Mesa Yellow’s flowers are large and the color of sunshine. They dazzle the eye! Plants are compact, low maintenance, weather tolerant, deer and drought tolerant. Growing one to two feet tall with about the same spread, they are excellent for native, butterfly, and cutting gardens. Finches love the seed heads!

gaillardia 'Spin Top Yellow Touch'

Gaillardia ‘Spin Top Yellow Touch’

Blanket flowers are a favorite in the perennial garden for producing an abundance of flowers that blanket the ground throughout summer. Spin Top Yellow Touch has flat, serrated, orange-red petals tipped in yellow. They are tough, compact, low maintenance, rabbit, deer and drought tolerant once established. Growing 8 – 14″ tall with about the same spread, they are excellent for native, butterfly, and cutting gardens. Butterflies and pollinators love them!

Berberis ‘Sunjoy Tangelo’

A zingy accent to spice up your landscape!

Bright and cheery, this new barberry has vivid orange new growth that develops a distinctive chartreuse margin as the season goes on. Stronger growing than other variegated cultivars, it is colorful in the landscape from spring to fall. Certified wheat-rust resistant.

Top three reasons to grow Sunjoy® Tangelo barberry:

– Intense orange new growth makes a strong statement in the landscape

– Highly deer-resistant

– Thorny stems are good for planting under windows for added security.

Other characteristics of this handsome bush: Colorful Foliage, Yellow Flowers, Fall Interest, Drought Tolerant, Resists Deer. Grows 3 – 4 feet tall and wide.

berberis 'Sunjoy Sequins'

Berberis ‘Sunjoy Sequins’

Colorful variegation gives a sparkling effect.

Flowers are lovely, but its foliage that anchors most plants through the season, and its foliage that makes Sunjoy Sequins™ barberry so unique. New growth emerges in a shimmering palette of white, pink, and mint green before maturing to emerald. This large shrub is a nice choice for a colorful hedge or eye-catching specimen, and its variegation makes it more shade tolerant than other barberries.

Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Sequins barberry:

– Colorful variegated foliage

– Very deer resistant

– More shade tolerant than other barberries

Sunjoy Sequins is also drought tolerant and deer resistant. It grows 2 – 3 feet tall by 3 – 4 feet wide.

Thuja ‘Tator Tot’

Irresistibly cute – and useful!

Tater Tot® arborvitae is the perfect plant accessory for your landscape – it’s neat, rounded shape is ideal for sprucing up any space in your yard! It naturally grows as a tidy little globe of fragrant, fan-like evergreen foliage. It’s quite tolerant of shade, too, so you can plant it just about anywhere and enjoy year-round beauty from this easy care native shrub.

Top reasons to grow Tater Tot® arborvitae:

– Naturally grows in an appealing globe shape.

– A good choice even in shaded locations.

– Very easy to grow and care for.

– Adds winter interest –  evergreen

– Native to North America

Tator Tot grows 1 – 2 feet tall and wide. It prefers full sun to part sun, but will tolerate shade.