Variety Shorts

Variety Shorts

Radiant Roses

New to the Easy Elegance collection for 2007 are ‘Fiesta,’ ‘Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Sunrise Sunset.’

‘Fiesta’ blooms explode in an array of dark pink and white stripes with just a touch of yellow near the centers. Dark green, glossy foliage is disease-resistant and complements the flowers well. Unique blooms flower early and hold their color and petals as they mature. Plant it in groups for the best flower effect.

‘Yellow Brick Road’ is a neat, round, compact shrub that covers itself with clusters of old-fashioned, lemon-yellow blossoms. The outer petals are slightly lighter in color. Blooms mature to butter-cream, extending the palette of colors. It will add a splash of color in the front of the border, as a groundcover and also as a low hedge.

As the name implies, ‘Sunrise Sunset’ is a stunning blend, with bright fuchsia pink petals changing to apricot yellow near the center. The slightly blue-green foliage is disease resistant on this everblooming shrub. Its dense, spreading habit makes it an ideal groundcover, and it is very well suited to mass plantings.

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Vibrant Varieties

Recent introductions from DeVroomen include hosta ‘High Society,’ hemerocallis ‘Highland Lord’ and astilbe ‘White Sensation.’

‘High Society’ reaches a height of 8 inches and features blue leaves with narrow, golden centers changing to white. The flowers are pale lavender and appear in mid summer.

‘Highland Lord’ offers double wine red flowers with a contrasting yellow throat. It has a long flowering season and boasts large, colorful flowers. It is also the winner of the American Hemerocallis Society’s Award for the best double-flowered daylily.

Dark green, shiny foliage and fantastic, feathery, loose flower spires make ‘White Sensation’ a standout. It features pure white flowers that look stunning when used in masses. They also make great border plants.

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