Gracefully cascading in opulent 2 to 4 in. compact racemes amid shiny bronze-tinged new growth, ‘Amethyst Falls’ earns its name. The fragrant, pealike, vivid lavender-hued flowers unfurl some two weeks earlier than their Asian relatives and if lightly pruned will produce a summer encore. A slew of twining stems and airy pinnate foliage composed of green oval-shaped leaflets can be trained up a pergola or a trellis and as a free-standing tree form.

An improved selection of our native American Wisteria, this noninvasive, award winning cultivar exhibits an easily controlled less aggressive habit, which withstands deer, most diseases and some drought, doesn’t fuss about soil fertility and relishes good drainage. Large Band.

Blooms late April – May & September.

Size: 20' 0" – 25' 0" high x 0" & spreading wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

If you’re smitten with Wisteria but searching for one that’s not so unruly, you may be interested in this superior southeastern U.S. native. Splendid close-knit clusters of 30 to 50 delicately fragrant blue-violet flowers garnish the current season’s growth, unfurling throughout the summer. Amongst large ovate green deciduous leaflets, the lovely cascading blossoms are followed by long lustrous seedpods that lend late season interest. Easier to manage and more hardy than her Asian counterparts, ‘Aunt Maude’ cloaks walls, trellises and columns with her long lasting floral charm. (pp#20,006)

Quart

Blooms June–July

Size: 12' 0" – 18' 0" high x 0" & spreading wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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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