MVG Plant Picks of the Week!
Annual of the Week:
‘Little Ruby’ is a wonderful compact version of alternanthera growing only about a third the size of other varieties. Its dark purple leaves with ruby undertones add spectacular color to full sun to part shade gardens. When used in containers, its provides beautiful medium height (about 12″ – great as a filler) as well as a bounty of cascading foliage trailing over the sides. ‘Little Ruby’ is also perfect for use as a groundcover, border plant or anywhere gorgeous dark ruby-purple foliage is needed!
Rose of the week:
A compact, exceptionally disease resistant selection with abundant, single white flowers backed by superb dark green, nearly black foliage reaching 3’ x 3’. This rose re-defines flower power. ‘White Out’ will definitely “knock your socks off” in your landscape or as part of your rose garden.
Perennial of the week:
Heat up your summer garden with SIZZLE & SPICE™ Coreopsis. One of our favorites is stunning red “Hot Paprika” with its compact, rounded habit covered with flowers from early to late summer. With a height of 15-18” tall and 22-26” wide, this dramatic Coreopsis is perfect in the middle of your beds and looks great with purples or yellows! You will surely fall in love!
Evergreen of the Week
Although we have limited quantities of this unique Thuja available, this is one we wanted to share with you! Meadow View Growers likes to bring you unique plants including trees and shrubs you can’t find just anywhere. We believe this is one that fits this category. This exquisite variety produces threadlike branches with tiny scale-like bright yellow-green leaves. These leaves put on a dramatic winter show when their outer edges turn a rusty bronze color. ‘Franky Boy’ makes a great garden accent or low hedge with a size of 4’ tall and 3’ wide at maturity. It is certain to fit perfectly in your landscape.
Vine of the week:
Are you looking for a vine to grow in part to full shade which provides four seasons of interest? Schizophragma hydrangea, commonly called Japanese hydrangea vine, is a deciduous, woody-stemmed, climbing vine valued for its toothed, heart-shaped, deep green leaves and large, flat-topped, lace cap hydrangea-like clusters (8-10″ across) of white flowers which bloom in early summer. Foliage turns yellow in fall. Attaches to and grows up flat vertical surfaces such as masonry walls by stem-borne adhesive rootlets. Reddish-brown stems provide interest in winter.
Tree of the week:
This tri-color beech has striking foliage, purple with irregular pinkish-white and rose borders. This particular beauty reaches heights of 25-35’ and widths of 18-25’. Use it for shade, along an entry drive or as a street tree. We do not recommended it for hot, dry areas. It is an ideal purple-pink beech for smaller city lots. Very cold hardy, Fagus sylvatica can be both an accent among evergreens or planted in a grove. Its color will be perceptible from a distance. Majestic and well formed, it is a great front-yard statement for larger home sites with traditional architecture.
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