Ghost Plant

Corokia

The deep green leaves flashing white flip sides when the wind blows inspire this New Zealand shrub’s common name, while the genus is coined from the Maori name Korokio. Miniature arrowhead-like evergreen leaves scantily clothe a unique tangle of wide-angled, zig-zagging dark branches. Embellished by star-shaped fragrant yellow flowers and tiny red berries, the beguiling Ghost Plant attains a sculptural aspect that can be employed as a specimen near a pathway or utilized to view bold-colored plants through. Well-suited for containers, C. cotoneaster’s slow growing easy-care habit enjoys bright shade, warm sunny niches plus well-drained soil, yet abides occasional dry spells and seaside conditions.

Blooms June

Size: 5' 0" – 7' 0" high x 3' 0" – 5' 0" wide.

Zone 7b.

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Helianthus 'Sheila's Sunshine', Persicaria 'Summer Dance', and Selinum wallichianum

Helianthus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine - P-0461

The sunflower was once an emblem of the Sun God of the Incas. Our sunflowers tolerate a wide range of garden soils, attract bees, and make great cut flowers. Blooms early August – October.

Persicaria ‘Summer Dance’ - P-1312

With foliage that’s close to lime-green, and spiky floral tails that approach the scarlet spectrum of rosy pink, this slow spreading perennial is sure to please. Happiest in semishade with ample moisture. Blooms August–November.

Selinum wallichianum - P-1406

This refined Himalayan beauty happens to be one of our favorite perennial umbellifers. With untold elegance, infinitely divided leaves craft a delicate, lacelike transparency. The compact yet airy green canopy is framed by distinctive, purple-infused branching stems that elevate a charming, late season display of white flattened umbels.

Subduing the riotous array of summertime blooms, it seldom needs staking, and appreciates a well draining moist niche. Blooms June–August.

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