New Plants for 2018

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North Coast Perennials New Selections for 2018.

ALLIUM senescens glaucum
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Ornamental Onion
height: 6-12"      zone: 4      habit: mound

Masses of beautiful balls of lightly-scented lavender flowers at the ends of them stems from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season. 

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ARUNDO donax 'Peppermint Stick'
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Giant Variegated Feather Reed Grass
height: 15-18'      zone: 5-6      habit: erect

Giant variegated yellow and green bamboo-like grass for the full sun. Great for tall screening or as an accent plant. Drought tolerant and can handle very moist soils.   

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ASTILBE Younique Cerise PP20661
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False Spirea
height: 12-16"      zone: 4      habit: mounding

Cherry-red 

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CAMPANULA RAPIDO Series 'Rapido Blue'
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Bellflower
height: 5-8"      zone: 3      habit: low mound

Violet-blue. Photo courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company.

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CAMPANULA RAPIDO Series 'Rapido White'
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Bellflower
height: 5-8"      zone: 3      habit: low mound

Pure white. Photo courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company.

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Carex siderosticha 'Snow Cap'
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Variegated Sedge
height: 6-8"      zone: 5      habit: clump

 A slowly spreading deciduous patch of dense strap-like 6" foliage. Leaves are white with a striking green border and a trace of green streaking. Perfect in moist to average woodland garden soil among ferns. Deer resistant.  Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'
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Jupiter's Beard
height: 18-36"      zone: 4      habit: upright

 A well-branched, bushy, clump-forming, woody-based perennial which is valued for its ability to produce, often in poor soil. Showy blooms of star-shaped white flowers from spring to frost. Drought tolerant.

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CHELONE obliqua 'Tiny Tortuga' PP25350
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Dwarf Turtlehead
height: 12-16"      zone: 3      habit: upright

Uniquely shaped, deep pink flowers inerspersed up the stem. Thick, dark green leaves. A dwarf variety that is very compact. Deer and disease resistant. Blooms late summer to fall. 

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DIANTHUS Kahori® Pink
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Pinks
height: 8-12"      zone: 3-5      habit: low spreading mound

 Light pink.

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DIANTHUS Kahori® Scarlet
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Pinks
height: 8-12"      zone: 3-5      habit: low spreading mound

 Bright pink.

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EUPATORIUM fortunei 'Pink Frost'
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Japanese Joe-Pye Weed
height: 30-36"      zone: 4      habit: upright

 Dark green leaves have an irregular bright creamy variegation. The leaves are depply serrated and cupped under. Small clusters of pink flowers appear in late summer and fall. Perfers morning sun with aternoon shade and needs moist soil for best performance.

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EUPHORBIA martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' PP21401
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Martin's Spurge
height: 18-20"      zone: 4      habit: clump

Stunning rosettes of lance-shaped gray-green leaves adorned with a golden edge with a pink center. They are topped from early to late spring with clusters of showy bracts that are variegated cream and green. Drought and extreme heat tolerant once established.

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HEMEROCALLIS 'Elegant Explosion' PPAF
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Daylilies
height: 16-20"      zone: 3-4      habit: mound

 Ruffled orange-gold. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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HEMEROCALLIS RAINBOW RHYTHM® Collection 'Siloam Peony Display'
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Daylilies
height: 16-18"      zone: 3-4      habit: mound

 Fully double peach w/rose blush center. A Proven Winners Selection. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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HEMEROCALLIS RAINBOW RHYTHM® Collection 'Tiger Swirl'
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Daylilies
height: 30-32"      zone: 3-4      habit: mound

 Golden yellow w/red eye.  A Proven Winners Selection. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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HEUCHERA 'Circus' PP25495
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Coral Bells
height: 12-24      zone: 4      habit: mound

 Chartruese w/deeper green with maroon center and veining.

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HEUCHERELLA 'Pink Fizz' PP26947
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Foamy Bells
height: 6-8"      zone: 4      habit: mound

 Heavily lobed leaves of sea foam-green are netted with stunning deep purple veining in the center of the leaf, making this selection stand out in the garden. It will be covered in airy scapes of tiny purple-pink flowers from early to mid-summer.

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HEUCHERELLA'Catching Fire' PPAF
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Foamy Bells
height: 8-10"      zone: 4      habit: mound

 Vibrant lime green leaves have a cherry red, flame-shaped markings in the center of the rounded lobed. In summer the center markings deepen to mahogany.Cream flower spikes appear in early summer.

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HEUCHERELLA'Catching Fire' PPAF
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Foamy Bells
height: 8-10"      zone: 4      habit: mound

 Vibrant lime green leaves have a cherry red, flame-shaped markings in the center of the rounded lobed. In summer the center markings deepen to mahogany.Cream flower spikes appear in early summer.

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HIBISCUS 'Airbrush Effect' PPAF
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Swamp Rose Mallow
height: 3-4'      zone: 5      habit: erect

 Large 8" vibrant pink w/salmon tones with white halo. Dark green compact foliage that stays 3-3 1/2' Dwarf variety.

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HOSTA 'Lakeside Paisley Print'
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Plantain Lily
height: 22-24"      zone: 3      habit: mound

 Very wide wavy green borders surround a narrow creamy center that shoots up from the petioles like lightning creating a feather pattern. Good substance and creamy scapes are topped with lavener flowers.

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IBERIS sempervirens 'Snowball'
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Candytuft
height: 6-10"      zone: 3      habit: low mound

 An early spring bloomer with stunning very large, white, puffy blooms over compact mounds of neat green leaves. Drought tolerance makes it's a great filler for crevices in walls or between stones of walkways. It's also effective as edging or groundcover.

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IRIS pallida 'Aureo-Variegata'
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Variegated Sweet Iris
height: 18-24"      zone: 4      habit: vase

Variegated yellow and green foliage with light blue fragrant flowers in early summer. Prefers well-drained soil. Stunning planted in mass for dramatic color.

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KNIPHOFIA Lemon Popsicle™ PP24011
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Poker Plant
height: 12-18"      zone: 5      habit: upright clump

 Lemon-yellow.

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KNIPHOFIA Mango Popsicle™ PP22968
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Poker Plant
height: 12-18"      zone: 5      habit: upright clump

Spikes of sweet, mango-orange bloom continuously summer into fall. The short grassy foliage looks neat all summer. A terrific drought tolerant garden plant. Great in the mid-border. Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc

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KNIPHOFIA Papaya Popsicle™ PP22915
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Poker Plant
height: 12-18"      zone: 5      habit: upright clump

An all-summer bloomer which has a very short compact habit. A prolific bloomer with spikes of flowers the color of ripe papayas. Grass-like foliage looks neat all summer! Great for small gardens or in a container. Loved by hummingbirds! Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

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LAMIASTRUM galeobdolan 'Variegatum'
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Yellow Archangel/False Lamium
height: 4-8"      zone: 5      habit: spreading

Silver-spotted dentate leaves. Yellow flowers in the spring. Strong spreader.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Big Time Blue' PP24827
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English Lavender
height: 12-16"      zone: 5      habit: compact mound

 Larger flowers than Munstead or Hidcote and earlier bloom time. Large blue blooms grow up to 4" long on aromatic gray-green foliage. Low maintenance plants are heat, humidity and drought tolerant and can benifit from just a little prunning back in spring to encourage new growth. Prefers a very well-drained, dry soil.

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LEUCANTHUMUM 'Snow Lady'
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Dwarf Shasta Daisy
height: 10-12"      zone: 5      habit: low mound

Single white flowers with yellow centers that reach 2.5" in diameter blooming June through September. Use as border or in a mass. Highly disease and insect resistant.

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LIGULARIA 'Bottle Rocket' PP24486
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Dwarf Ligularia
height: 28-34"      zone: 4      habit: mound

 A dwarf selection. Perfectly proportioned mustard-yellow flower spikes rocket above the clump of large, rich green, serrated leaves in midsummer. Likes cool moist soil.

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LILIUM asiatic pixie 'Tiny Moon' PPAF
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Garden Lily
height: 12-14"      zone: 2      habit: erect

 Salmon-peach

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LILIUM oriental 'Elena'
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Garden Lily
height: 36"      zone: 2      habit: erect

 Double pink w/dark rose

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MONARDA didyma 'Grand Marshall' PP19582
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Beebalm
height: 2-3'      zone: 4      habit: upright clump

Fuchsia-purple.

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PAPAVER orientale 'Prince of Orange'
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Oriental Poppies
height: 30"      zone: 3      habit: erect
Graceful, dramatic, and soft all in one plant. Colored tissue-like blooms on stiff stems flowering in early summer. Good drainage is crucial. Happy in lighter soils, in warm sunny gardens, or a natural setting. Soft orange.
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PEROVSKIA atriplicifolia 'Rocketman' PP27526
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Russian Sage
height: 30-36"      zone: 4      habit: erect

 Delicate spikes of lavender flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves emerge silver in spring, turning grayish green in color throughout the season. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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PULMONARIA 'Twinkle Toes' PPAF
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Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage
height: 12-14"      zone: 3      habit: low mound

 Starting early spring, light periwinkle blue blossoms cover a low, dark green mound of foliage with silvery-white spots. Pulmonaria thrives in part shade to full shade with adequate moisture. Plant along with Helleborus and Pulsatilla for a spring color show. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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SESLERIA autumnalis
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Autumn Moor Grass
height: 15-20"      zone: 4      habit: tufted mound

 Foliage is an attractive, bright lime-green. Small flower spikes are frosty whire in fall. Makes an excellent groundcover when mass planted. Likes well-drained soil. Can be used in a dry rocky site.

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