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  • LIMELIGHT PRIME® Panicle Hydrangea

    Everything you love about ‘Limelight’ panicle hydrangea, but with a boost. Limelight Prime® has a more compact habit, so more of us can fit it into our gardens! It has darker, healthier-looking foliage that makes an impressive backdrop when it isn’t in bloom. Most importantly, you’ll love the stronger stems! Each bright lime green flower is held sturdily aloft for its entire flower show and well into the fall, when it has finished to a rich punch pink color. If flowers are left standing for the winter, they’ll continue to bring interest to the garden. This long-blooming favorite works nicely when planted as a specimen plant, in containers, and especially as hedges!

    Why grow Limelight Prime® panicle hydrangea?

    • Stronger stems
    • Handsome dark foliage
    • Brighter mature blooms
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  • INVINCIBELLE® Ruby Smooth Hydrangea

    A captivating two-toned color show for the middle of the border! Invincibelle Ruby has dark burgundy flower buds that open to a two-toned combination of ruby red and silvery pink petals, each bloom has beautiful depth and lends a sense of delicate intricacy to any garden. It will rebloom throughout the summertime, creating a dynamic array of dark buds, cheery fresh blooms, and soft pink mature coloring. Due to its ability to bloom on new wood, all the anxiety is taken out of growing hydrangeas! There’s no need to cover these for the wintertime and with a light prune in the early spring, you’ll be all set to see it stand up in your garden through heavy rains and strong winds.

    Why grow Invincibelle Ruby smooth hydrangea?

    • So versatile, can be used in mixed gardens, as a hedge, foundation plantings, etc.
    • Very easy care, its ability to flower on new wood takes the stress away from pruning.
    • Unique coloring is great for the garden and cut flower displays.
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  • GINGER WINE® Ninebark

    The name “ninebark” derives from the peeling mature bark, which makes it look like there are multiple layers of bark on the plant. It is a very appealing winter effect. Ninebark is a rugged native plant that is very useful for cold, exposed landscapes. Ginger Wine® expands the color palette for this species: spring foliage emerges orange then matures to burgundy. It has superior disease-resistance, including resistance to powdery mildew. It adds durable season-long color to landscapes, and can also be used as a cut flower. Physocarpus will tolerate clay soils, and established plants will also tolerate some drought.

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  • ARCTIC FIRE® Red Red Twig Dogwood

    Arctic Fire® dogwood is a magical addition to any garden, but especially those that embrace a winter display or native plants. It produces tiny white flowers in the springtime, supporting local pollinators first and later on supporting wildlife with little berries. Thankfully it doesn’t support deer, however, as it rarely suffers from browsing damage. This selection is much smaller than the typical option, growing half the size of the gigantic red twig dogwoods you see out in nature. It’s perfect for building up borders, cut flower gardens, or using in drifts to create an impressive display for fall and winter.

    Why grow Arctic Fire® dogwood?

    • Deer resistant
    • Very compact size
    • Supports pollinators
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  • Blue CHIFFON® Rose of Sharon

    Large puffed flowers would make Blue Chiffon® rose of Sharon special enough, but the rich blue color sends it beyond that. It’s a valuable addition to the late summer garden where it stands out as a specimen or ties the entire space together with other blue-flowered shrubs or perennials. With a tolerance for clay soil, black walnut trees, deer, drought, and heat it can bring beauty to many tough spots.

    Why grow Blue Chiffon® rose of Sharon?

    • eye-catching true blue flowers
    • easy care maintenace
    • low seed set and long bloom time
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  • LET’S DANCE CAN DO!® Reblooming Bigleaf Hydrangea

    Let’s Dance Can Do! hydrangea is an excellent rebloomer, requiring only a short period of vegetative growth in order to create new wood blooms. However, it has another trick up its sleeve: it sets its flower buds along the entire length of the stem, not merely at the tips. This means that if this hydrangea is cut back, or damaged by cold temperatures, those lower old wood buds will still develop into flowers. It’s a huge leap forward in achieving success with hydrangeas for landscapers, home gardeners, growers, and retailers alike. Abundant, semi-double, star-like florets make the lacecap flowers very showy.

    Why grow Let’s Dance Can Do!® Long blooming bigleaf hydrangea?

    • incredible flower coverage
    • easy maintenance
    • very long bloom time
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  • CENTER STAGE® Red Crapemyrtle

    Looking for a crapemyrtle that doesn’t disappear in the crowd? This is it! The CENTER STAGE® Red series was developed by Spring Meadow’s Megan Mathey with the goal of very disease resistant black foliage and super stunning flower color. CENTER STAGE® Red is the first to market, with vivacious cerise-colored blooms in summer.

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  • AT LAST® Rose

    Finally, a fragrant, disease-resistant rose! Everyone loves disease-resistant roses, but misses the classic rose fragrance they’ve never been able to provide. At Last® rose changes all that by offering lush, full flowers with a true rose scent. Its romantic apricot-peach blooms are self-cleaning! So, they’ll appear continuously throughout the summer without deadheading. After the petals drop, star-shaped sepals are left behind. Not detracting from the show at all. Glossy, deep green foliage stays free of black spot and powdery mildew thanks to its reliable disease resistance.

    Why grow At Last® Rose?

    • Interesting peachy apricot coloring
    • Self cleaning blooms, no need to deadhead
    • Resistant to common problems
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  • ‘Miss Molly’ Butterfly Bush

    Bring in the drama with ‘Miss Molly’ butterfly bush! Its large, but not too large, habit is filled with dark, sangria-red flowers all throughout the summer. If you’re a fan of butterfly bushes, this is the closest to red you’ve probably ever seen! And if you happen to live in the south, the red color may be even more pronounced. This butterfly bush is non-invasive, so you’ll get to enjoy all the blooms and the pollinators without worrying one bit.

    Why grow ‘Miss Molly’ butterfly bush?

    • Dark pink coloring
    • Useful full habit
    • Super tough landscape performance
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  • ‘Miss Pearl’ Butterfly Bush

    White flowering plants are quite versatile. They can provide a backdrop for other flower colors or shine at night when the light of the moon touches them. Whatever your goal is, ‘Miss Pearl’ butterfly bush is ready to deliver. Its blooms arrive in profusion and stand out beautifully against the dark green, matte foliage. With its non-invasive status, you can simply plant and enjoy.

    Why grow ‘Miss Pearl’ butterfly bush?

    • Long bloom time
    • Useful full habit
    • Super tough landscape performance
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  • ‘Miss Ruby’ Butterfly Bush

    Electric coloring and an electrified habit make ‘Miss Ruby’ an absolute stand out in the garden. Its bright pinky purple flowers are truly unlike any other variety. These blooms are not only long, but long-lasting as well, inviting a multitude of colorful pollinators day after day in the summertime. Making this shrub the perfect choice for photographers and plain old pollinator lovers alike. Due to this shrub’s non-invasive nature, you can breathe easy when you plant it amongst your pollinator patch, cottage garden, or hedgerow.

    Why grow ‘Miss Ruby’ butterfly bush?

    • Long bloom time
    • Extremely vibrant coloring
    • Super tough landscape performance
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  • ‘Miss Violet’ Butterfly Bush

    These true purple blooms attract pollinators in droves! Each long spire is packed with little blooms, creating a feast that allows insects to conserve energy and stay in one place. The feeding opportunities don’t stop there! Like other butterfly bushes, each flower opens from the bottom up, meaning that one bloom lasts for over a week. These long lasting blooms result in a floral show that spans from June to October! And not a single one of those blooms will result in a seedling, so you can plant ‘Miss Violet’ anywhere you’d like knowing that it will stay put. A more compact habit than the typical butterfly bush also helps with placement. Its 4-5’ tall and wide frame is snug, but not overwhelming in the middle of the border.

    Why grow ‘Miss Violet’ butterfly bush?

    • Rich purple coloring
    • Long feeding time for pollinators
    • Super tough landscape performance
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  • ‘Limelight’ Panicle Hydrangea

    A landscape classic, ‘Limelight’ has large lime-green flowers that are held upright on strong stems. The flowers mature to pink and burgundy in autumn. Whether used as a specimen plant or planted en masse, this is an easy-to-grow, durable plant that provides beautiful flowers every year. This hydrangea flowers on new wood, so it will bloom even after harsh winters.

    Why grow ‘Limelight’ panicle hydrangea?

    • Reliable blooms every year
    • Unique coloring
    • Easy care maintenance
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  • ALL THAT GLITTERS® Arrowwood Viburnum

    Smaller than other Viburnum dentatum, this variety has very shiny foliage that catches the light beautifully. It is a good size for residential landscapes. Plant near All That Glows™ Viburnum as a pollinator. This native plant will tolerate clay soil and black walnut.

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  • ALL THAT GLOWS® Arrowwood Viburnum

    About half the size of typical Viburnum dentatum, this variety has showy high gloss foliage. Its dense habit makes it a good choice for smaller landscapes. It has very large fruit: plant near All That Glitters™ for the best fruit set. This native plant will tolerate clay soil and black walnut.

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