Spring Trials 2010: Rudbeckia To Sedum
July 6, 2010
Rudbeckia 'Eye Eye' by Thompson & Morgan
'Eye Eye' is a bright formula mix of yellow rudbeckia with contrasting green and black eyes. Plants are 20-inches high and have good heat tolerance.
Rudbeckia 'Gold Bullion' by Thompson & Morgan
'Gold Bullion' is a sunny mix of bright yellow and bicolored rudbeckia. This variety is heat tolerant and works well as a cut flower.
Rudbeckia 'Moroccan Sun' by Thompson & Morgan
'Moroccan Sun' rudbeckia is a blend of fully and semi-double flowers. Plants grow up to 20-inches high, and colors range from bright clear yellow to bronze and marmalade.
Rudbeckia Ruby Bronze and Gold by Thompson & Morgan
The Ruby series of rudbeckia offer 20-inch plants with excellent heat tolerance. 'Ruby Bronze' is a bright mix of cherry-red and bicolor flowers. 'Ruby Gold' is a contrasting formula mix of bright cherry red and yellow flowers.
Scabiosa 'Barroca' by Euro American
This new scabiosa variety has a mounding habit and burgundy, pin-cushion-shaped flowers, complemented by deep-green foliage. It grows to 18 to 24 inches and performs well in zones 9 to 11.
Scabiosa 'Black' by Euro American
'Black' has black buds that produce deep-maroon, pin-cushion-shaped flowers. This variety works well for cut flowers and has a very long vase-life.
Scaevola 'Topaz Pink Improved' by Westhoff
'Topaz Pink Improved' is an early flowering, trailing scaevola with medium to large pink flowers.
Scaevola Top poT: 'Pink' by Westhoff
'Pink' is the third color added to the Top poT series. It has medium-sized pink flowers and a semi-trailing, compact habit.
Scoparia 'Ilumina Lemon Mist Improved' by Suntory
Lemon mist produces an abundance of dainty, star-shaped yellow blossoms continuously throughout the season. An upright mounding habit makes it ideal for 4-inch, 6-inch and 1-gallon pot production. This variety grows 9 to 14 inches high with an 18- to 24-inch spread.
Scutellaria Scooter: 'Garbo' by Euro American
'Garbo' is the latest addition to the Scooter series. It grows to 12 to 18 inches and performs well in zones 9 to 11. Growth regulators are highly recommended with 'Garbo,' which is offered as a pinched liner.
Sedum 'Cola Cola' by Euro American
Uniform blue-gray foliage forms a tight mound that is highlighted by rich-pink flower clusters in late summer and early fall. This sedum can be used in pots, mixed dish containers, beds and rock gardens.
Sedum 'Elsie's Gold' by Plant Haven
'Elsie's Gold' is a beautiful light yellow and green sport. It has attractive toothed silvery green foliage with warm golden yellow leaf margins, fading to a soft creamy white by autumn.
Sedum 'Pippin Purple' by Euro American
Medium-sized flowers tower over succulent foliage in this sedum that performs well in zones 4 to 9. It can be used in containers, landscaping and rock gardens.
Sedum 'Turkish Delight' by Thompson & Morgan
This new 6-inch dwarf sedum has deep burgundy - almost black - foliage with carmine-red flower umbels.