Origanum Rosenkuppel -- Bluestone Perennials
Foliage and flower colors are not so deep here, more green and rosier, but Rosenkuppel has the same great display. Sprawling clumps of aromatic foliage are covered with nodding sprays of violet-red flowers. Easy to grow.
Monarda Claire Grace -- Bluestone Perennials
Purple-pink tubular florets surround the flower head. Extremely showy! A must for the avid butterfly gardener. Claire Grace is the best Monarda for drier spots. The leaves of Monarda can be used to flavor teas. A mildrew resistant improved variety. Road salt tolerant.
The Chelsea Chop: How and Why to Prune Perennials - Longfield Gardens
British gardeners do the Chelsea Chop, why don't you? It's an easy pruning technique for controlling unruly plants and getting an extra 3 weeks of flowers!
Required Reading: Beth Chatto's 5 Favorite Flowers for a Gravel Garden - Gardenista
The first thing that strikes me on entering garden designer Beth Chatto's gravel garden in Essex early in the morning is the scent of herbs. Thyme? Marjora
Echinacea Kismet Red -- Bluestone Perennials
This petite and sweet charmer dazzles with red flowers that age to sunset orange. Button centers dotted with green mature to towering cinnamon-hued cones. A golden glow of yellow peeks around the cone. Echinacea KismetÂ® Red is an abundantly flowering showstopper. Electrifying! The KismetÂ® Series of Echinacea is noted for its abundant large flowers, fabulous habit and continuous flowering from summer to frost. Itâs hard to imagine a sunny perennial border without Coneflowers. Butterflies…
Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' (Scarlet Cinquefoil)
Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' (Scarlet Cinquefoil) is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial boasting showy, saucer-shaped, deep raspberry-red flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with a dark center from early to late summer. Produced in abundance, the blossoms contrast nicely against the foliage mound of strawberry-like, bright green leaves. Noted for its extremely long blooming season, this Cinquefoil is one of the easiest plants to care for. It is perfect for adding color to a…