PLANTS THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME
SYRINGA reticulata Ivory Silk
13-23’ h 8-13’ w 7'p
Peter's Gold Carpet
2012 TOP PICKS
2020 LOWELL PK RD DIXON, IL 815.285.0014
(Ivory Silk Tree Lilac) Compact, dense growth habit. Medium sized tree. Creamy-white flowers in late spring. Excellent specimen
THUJA occidentalis Sherwood Moss 2’ h 2-3’ w 18"p (Sherwood Moss Arborvitae) This showy semi-dwarf globe arborvitae features lace-like mossy green foliage with a feathery texture. An excellent accent plant.
LOPHOSPERMUM Great Cascade Wine Red 4-6"h trailing
(Bellflower) Japanese lantern buds open to striking pink, octopus-like flowers. Over 50 blooms flutter down from the nicely upright flowering branches above strong, deeply cut foliage. Unique and interesting. Long bloom time and easy to grow.
(Bleeding Heart) Same old fashioned Bleeding Heart with pink flowers but with bright golden-yellow foliage, use as an accent plant in the shady woodland garden.
ACER palmatum Fireglow 12' h 12' w 4-1/2'p (Fireglow Japanese Maple) The palmate leaves are a beautiful red with a luminescent quality that gives them the appearance of stained glass. Well-branched, moderate growth habit, broad shape with age.
ILEX verticillata Red Sprite 3’ h 3’ w 1-1/2'p (Red Sprite Holly) Most dwarf, with large, bright red fruit. Needs ‘Dwarf Male’ for pollination. Fall color can be nice purple bronze. Will tolerate wet conditions.
ITEA virginica Sprich SUMMER
(Little Henry Dwarf Sweet spire) Fragrant white flowers, compact growth habit. Prefers moist sites. Brilliant red & burgundy fall color.
DICENTRA s. Gold Heart
2’ h 3’ w 18"p
5'h x 4'w 1-1/2'p
(Aglo Rhododendron) Flowers are peach pink with rose markings. Burgundy red fall color.
(Sem False Spirea) More compact then other Sorbaria cultivars. It will surprise you in the spring with its bronze-colored young leaves, changing to dark green in summer. Creamy white large flower panicles. Very hardy.
(Cranesbill) Best blue, large cup-shaped flowers, blooms longer than Johnson’s Blue, fast growing. Well drained soil.
KIRENGESHOMA palmata 30"h
(Yellow Wax Bells) Pale yellow flowers on purple stems. Shrub like plant with erect stems. Maple like leaves. Funnel shaped flowers, 1-2" long of waxy yellow color.
(Shasta Daisy) 4" flowers open lemon yellow, then brighten to light butter cream. Vigorous grower with excellent disease resistance. Compact foliage.
(Catmint) Gray-green foliage. Soft lavender-blue flowers. Lovely with yellow or gold achilleas. Ordinary well drained soil.
VERONICA s. Red Fox 12-14"h
SORBIA sorbifolia Sem 3.5'h x 5'w 1-1/2'p
(Speedwell) Short and tidy, reddish-pink flower spikes over a long period. Moist well drained soil.