x Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Pink Dawn’

x Chitalpa

<i>x Chitalpa tashkentensis</i> ‘Pink Dawn’

Russian bred and spawned by two American genera, Chilopsis and Catalpa, this stalwart, small deciduous tree debuts copious, upright exotic-looking floral clusters, each housing 15 to 40 light pink orchid-like blossoms. Ruffled margins and purple-lined yellowish throats embellish long blooming, one inch trumpet-shaped flowers to the delight of hummingbirds everywhere. With tapered tips and bases, soft shaggy hairs on the flipsides and a glabrous finish, narrow lengthy green leaves clothe fast growing branches, which are close-set near the ground, then extend outward, casting a wide airy silhouette.

Undemanding, water-thrifty and heat abiding, ‘Pink Dawn’ is equally at ease in modern planting schemes, cottage gardens or Mediterranean landscapes. Grows rapidly. Large Band.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 15' 0" – 25' 0" high x 15' 0" – 25' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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Helianthus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine - P-0461

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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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