• 2013 Rose and Floribunda of the Year Collection

    2013 Rose and Floribunda of the Year Collection

    Why just have one award-winning rose in your garden when you can have two?! This collection gives you our two most spectacular 2013 roses: Rose of the Year®, 'Hypnotized!' and Floribunda of the Year®, 'Heroes Rose'.The only way to describe the pink and white blooms on 'Hypnotized!' is to say they're captivating! Various shades of pink are joined with splashes and streaks of creamy white, so each petal looks as though it's been hand-painted by an artist of exceptional talent. Once you see these roses, you won't be able to look away. You'll want to reach out and touch the soft petals and lean in to discover the spicy fragrance--and you'll simply have to have one for yourself!'Heroes Rose' is just as enchanting, and what it represents is so wonderful, you'll want to honor your garden with its beauty. There were countless individuals who proved themselves to be heroes both during and after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In an attempt to pay tribute to the numerous acts of self-sacrifice that day, we named our 2013 Floribunda of the Year® 'Heroes Rose'. We chose this purple rose because its color is the perfect combination of blue and red, the colors representative of the amazing men and women from the fire and police departments who responded so quickly and so bravely on 9/11. The name was selected to honor the first responders as well as the regular citizens who stepped forward with no thought to their own safety to save the lives of friends and strangers alike. President George W. Bush said it best during his speech at the dedication of the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial:
  • 2013 Rose Test Panel Membership & Four Bareroot Test Roses

    2013 Rose Test Panel Membership & Four Bareroot Test Roses

    Be the very first to grow these 4 exciting BRAND NEW roses! Grow them in your garden, evaluate their performance, and send us the results. One of these roses may be a future Rose of the Year®!
  • 24 Karat Vinca Minor Periwinkle Plant

    24 Karat Vinca Minor Periwinkle Plant

    Plant Patent #20,289. At last, a new look for Periwinkle! '24 Karat' is an absolutely stunning new cultivar with leaves that open bright yellow-gold and keep their color for weeks. They continue to open throughout the growing season, so there is a lovely play of yellow and green on this easy-to-grow groundcover.Evergreen and content either in full shade or partial shade, '24 Karat' sets masses of pale blue blooms in late spring and early summer, adding another color to the brilliant display. It is a densely set, compact plant that spreads (or trails) 12 to 15 inches wide but reaches only about 3½ inches high. Ideal in the front of the border, edging pathways, or accenting containers, it is a versatile and very robust performer.Almost any green- or blue-leaved plant looks superb beside '24 Karat.' Use it in front of Digitalis, Penstemon, and Phlox, among many others. It makes a great foreground planting to ornamental grasses as well.'24 Karat' was introduced by Itsaul Plants of Georgia, so you know the breeding is superb. You will find it very easy to grow, tolerant of heat, humidity, and cold, untroubled by most pests and diseases, and long-lasting. Cut it back in late winter to make way for fresh growth, or leave it alone and let the shining gold leaves emerge above the older growth. Foolproof and always lovely, it's a must-have. Zones 4-9.
  • Abalone Pearl Paeonia Peony Plant

    Abalone Pearl Paeonia Peony Plant

    Begin the Peony season with one of the most colorful and fascinating varieties ever to come along -- semi-double 'Abalone Pearl' from master Peony breeder William Krekler. These coral-to-pink-washed blooms begin as fat 3-inch coral globes, then burst open to reveal colorful yellow anthers in the center of 6 inches of glorious color-drenched petals!Coral buds begin to swell on this plant in mid-spring, and the blooms continue right up to summer. Perfect for cutting, they are borne on long, sturdy stems and keep both their color and form beautifully indoors or out.'Abalone Pearl' reaches 32 inches tall over 5 to 10 years, then continues to bloom for decades.One of the longest-lived perennials in the world, Peonies are slow-growing and easy to care for in any sunny, well-drained spot. Because they are very time-consuming to propagate, their prices are a bit high, but if you consider that they have the lifespan of many flowering trees, they become quite a bargain!If you like the soft sunrise colors of 'Abalone Pearl,' take a look at double-floweredBoth are at home in the border, as accent plantings, or as choice specimens. Space plants 3 feet apart. Zones 2-8.
  • Abbey's Re-View Rhododendron Shrub

    Abbey's Re-View Rhododendron Shrub

    One of the best evergreen Azaleas for multi-season bloom on a grand scale, 'Abbey's Re-View' offers brilliant lavender-pink blooms in both spring and fall, plus dense, rich foliage year-round. A selection of the classic 'P.J.M. Hybrid,' it offers superior heat resistance and a leafier habit than its famous parent.In early spring, this broadleaf evergreen sets big clusters of bright blooms among the dark blue-green foliage. Very heavy-blooming, it puts on a huge show, first in spring and again in early fall in most climates. Reaching 6 to 8 feet high and wide, this is a fine Rhododendron to use as a hedge, privacy screen, foundation accent, or border standout.'Abbey's Re-View' was developed by Georgia plantsman Roger Flotta, so it comes by its heat resistance honestly. Compact and rounded, it packs a lot of greenery and blooms into its space. Very pest- and disease-resistant, it is a carefree accent for sun to partial shade. Consider it behind more compact varieties, such as lavender-flowered 'Elsie Lee,' or alongside similar-sized Azaleas such as 'Northern Hi-Lights,' which shares its fragrance with 'Abbey's Re-View.' It is also a great choice for a mass planting.Reblooming Azaleas are few and far between, and 'Abbey's Re-View' is especially valuable for its stellar parentage and lovely blooms. Trouble-free and easy to grow, it's a good choice for many climates, particularly the warm southern and southwestern regiions. Zones 5-9.
  • Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta Plant

    Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta Plant

    Slugs leave this Hosta alone, which would be reason enough to grow it -- but luckily it's beautiful and distinctive to boot! Taking its name from the fascinating cup shape of its huge 8- by 8-inch leaves, 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' is a stunning blue-green Hosta for any exposure from light shade to deep shade. The unusual shape and cool tones of this large Hosta make it attention-getting in the border, along the foundation, or as an accent planting in any setting. And you'll love its slow growth and wonderfully textured foliage, which improves with each passing year!Reaching 16 to 18 inches high and 24 to 36 inches wide, this Hosta sports creamy-white flowers in early to midsummer, but the real show is its foliage. These giant leaves won't lose their shape or rich, shimmering color, even in the hottest August weather! They form a rounded cup shape up to 3 inches deep, trapping rainwater beautifully.Introduced by Walden West in 1989, this cultivar is the brainchild of plantsman Chuck Purtymun. A cross of'Tokudama' xit is the recipient of numerous awards, and is among the most popular for American gardens. Once established, 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' is so easy to grow, too, with a very heat-, humidity-, and even drought-resistant nature that means all you have to do is stand back and admire! Long-lived and distinctive, this is one Hosta youhave for the garden. Zones 3-8.
  • About Town Iris germanica Tall Bearded Iris Plant

    About Town Iris germanica Tall Bearded Iris Plant

    One of the best blues in the Tall Bearded Famlly is this gorgeous bi-tone violet-red! Boasting a velvety texture, nice ruffling and lacing, and bright tangerine beards to offset the two shades of purple, 'About Town' lives up to its name in elegance!Descended from I. 'Bubble Up' x I. 'Electrique,' this Iris reaches about 40 inches high, with silver highlights on the mauve standards and a thin silver edging on the deep violet-blue falls. Magnificent!Introduced by Barry Blyth in 1997, 'About Town' already has the status of a classic, and makes a fine companion to yellow- and orange-toned Tall Beardeds. It blooms in early midseason, and like all Tall Bearded Iris, is quite drought-tolerant once established. Deer leave this plant alone, and it spreads over time, asking only to be divided every few years. Easy to care for, beautiful, and distinctively different, 'About Town' is the rich blue you've been looking for to complete the border or cottage garden! Zones 3-8.
  • Acer Katsura Japanese Maple Tree

    Acer Katsura Japanese Maple Tree

    This gorgeous dense, compact Japanese Maple is most known and loved for its dazzling spring foliage. The small, palmate, 5-lobed leaves emerge chartreuse with orange-tinted margins and mature to a brilliant green once summer arrives. The color show continues into fall, with the foliage finally turning pastel shades of orange and yellow. Springtime also brings small, reddish blooms that are attractive up close but not particularly showy at a distance.'Katsura' usually grows into a 4-6', vase-shaped form within the first ten years, then slowly becomes more rounded as it matures to its full 10-12' height. It makes a stunning specimen or accent and is simply spectacular when planted in a group around your house or patio. Because of its small size, 'Katsura' is also a good candidate for container growth.'Katsura' easily grows in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It takes well to sandy loams. If you're in the northern parts of its growing range, you can grow it in full sun, but if you live in the southern areas (including St. Louis) of the range, provide it with some part afternoon shade. New foliage can scorch if grown in full sun in areas that have particularly hot summers. Try to avoid hot, dry sites, and protect it from strong winds. Mulching is also suggested, as it helps the soil retain moisture and keeps the roots cool. Keep pruning to a minimum, and any that must be done should be done in late fall to mid-winter. Zones 5-9.
  • Achillea Desert Eve Deep Rose

    Achillea Desert Eve Deep Rose

    You're going to love the deep, rich rose color of this new Yarrow! Bred for compact growth, its large flower heads spread up to 4 inches across, beautifully accenting the 16- to 20-inch plant. This delightful little perennial is ignored by deer and rabbits while drawing in hummingbirds and butterflies! Zones 5-9.
  • Achillea Desert Eve Red

    Achillea Desert Eve Red

    Another new wonderfully compact Yarrow with 4-inch-wide flower heads of a gorgeous shade of deep red. The eye-catching flowers beautifully accent the 16- to 20-inch plant. This delightful little perennial is ignored by deer and rabbits while drawing in hummingbirds and butterflies by the dozen! Zones 5-9.
  • African Daisy Zion Copper Amethyst

    African Daisy Zion Copper Amethyst

    Some flowers are just fun, and the new Zion series of African Daisies is high on this list. Where else can you grow such amazing blooms, their color so neon-bright and unusual that it scarcely looks real? Of course, they're more than just pretty faces; these big blooms last a long time in garden or vase, and the compact plants are adaptable to containers as well as the sunny annual bed. Zion is a must-have this season for nonstop blooms that always make visitors gasp and do a double take!Copper Amethyst is the showpiece of the family, an amazing color blend that recalls the old "flower power" days of the 1960's! These blooms shade from rich grape-purple at the base through hot pink to brightest orange, with some nice veining for contrast. Unbelievable! They really do look so neon in hue that visitors may quickly feel the petals to be sure they're real! And the petals are long and narrow, nicely rounded at the end and with a small dark eye ringed in bright orange. Arising on very strong stems, they face up and out, creating a cheerful greeting for all who pass by.Zion reaches just 6 to 8 inches high when not in bloom, with fresh green foliage that stays healthy until frost. In bloom, it is 12 to 14 inches high, the long-stemmed flowers appearing all over this well-branched plant. At 12 inches wide, it's just the right size to pop into a 6-inch pot!This new African Daisy blooms a little earlier than previous varieties. In cool climates, Zion begins blooming when the summer heat arrives, and continues all season long. Cut or deadhead the blooms for faster rebloom. In warm climates, the flowers begin in mid- to late spring, continuing into the early weeks of summer, then rest until the cooler temperatures of autumn arrive. Either way, you are assured a very long season of continous, heavy bloom!For an absolute color riot, combine Copper Amethyst with its siblings, the pastel-huedand ultra-brightThese daisy-shaped blooms also make a lovely companion to the tall, colorful
  • After Midnight™ Echinacea Coneflower Plant

    After Midnight™ Echinacea Coneflower Plant

    Plant Patent #18,768. cv: 'Emily Saul.'Just a foot high and wide, this new Big Sky™ Echinacea is packed with color that will draw the eye from across the garden. The strongly fragrant, brilliant magenta blooms are large, arising on long, stiff black stems that stand out in the vase as well as the garden. Even the central cone is showier than usual, sporting reddish-black hues.Developed by Itsaul Plants of Georgia, the Big Sky™ series of Echinaceas are crosses of E. purpurea -- the traditional Purple Coneflower -- and E. paradoxa. They are heavy-blooming, unusually long-lasting, and sport a range of brand-new colors for the family. In addition to After Midnight™, try new Summer Sky, as well as the earlier varieties, available in an economical collection. After Midnight™ reaches no more than 12 inches tall and nearly as wide. It is ideal for containers, as well as in the Echinacea garden in front of its taller cousins. Butterflies and bees adore its huge central brown cone in summer, while songbirds feast upon its dried seeds in fall and early winter. Deer tend to leave this plant alone, making it a fine choice for open gardens and meadows as well as the border. Plant After Midnight™ in any moist, well-drained garden soil exposed to full sun, and keep it very well-watered and fed the first season or two. Once established, it is wonderfully tolerant of heat, humidity, poor soil, cold, and even drought. Zones 4-8.
  • Agastache Astello Indigo

    Agastache Astello Indigo

    This item will not be available to ship until. We apologize for any inconvenience.At last, an Agastache you can grow in flowerpots on the patio! Astello Indigo is just about the most exciting breakthrough in the Hummingbird Mint family yet, and it's got the award to prove it -- Europe's coveted Fleuroselect Gold Medal!This beautiful deep blue Hummingbird Mint is just 20 inches high and 14 inches wide, yet it covers itself in tall spikes from midsummer through mid-fall. Wonderfully mint-scented and irresistible to butterflies and bees, the spikes are very long-lasting, ideal for display in the garden or in the vase.And even when it's not blooming, Astello Indigo is attractive, with deep green foliage that smells rather like root beer. Very noticeable in the border or on the patio, it's a carefree joy of a perennial from spring through fall!Astello Indigo offers disease-free foliage that remains healthy all season. Deer, rabbits, and other nibbling creatures leave it alone, so the plant keeps its dome shape and full, rich foliage right through the worst summer heat and humidity.In Europe, Astello Indigo performed very well in cooler and temperate climates, while also thriving in the hotter areas where Agastache always does well. We give it our highest recommendation, and urge you to transform your patio with fragrance this season with Astello Indigo! Zones 6-9.
  • Agro Hybrid Tomato Plant

    Agro Hybrid Tomato Plant

    95 days from setting out transplants. F1TVaVD. Indeterminate. When it's time to make tomato paste, what you want is armloads of ripe, delicious fruit, all about the same size so they will cook down evenly. That's what you get with this new variety from Germany -- masses of plump, firm, bright red fruit full of flavorful solids and fewer gels, for a very long season of harvest.Agro Hybrid is a San Marzano type, with firm-skinned fruit that won't crack or burst on the plant. This is the type of Tomato for which the Mt. Vesuvius region of Italy is famous, and the sauces and pastes it makes are renowned for their full, tangy flavor. When it's time for authentic Neopolitan cuisine, rely on Agro!A very heavy producer all season, this is the cook's best friend. It is highly adaptable to different climates, and a dependable performer in all. Give it a try this season!
  • Alden's Regal Red Daphne Shrub

    Alden's Regal Red Daphne Shrub

    Like bright Christmas ornaments, the deep pinkish-red buds of this marvelous new Daphne nestle among glossy evergreen leaves in late winter. As they open, releasing a pervasive aroma into the garden, their interior petals gleam appleblossom-pink, while the remaining buds and exterior petals retain the purplish cast -- a wonderful two-tone effect! Best of all, they keep blooming for weeks, right into early spring!Much quicker to mature than its parent, D. odora 'Aureomarginata,' 'Alden's Regal Red' grows vigorously to 4 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide in partial shade. Just the right size for a foundation planting, low hedge, edging, accent, or back of the border, this hard-working Winter Daphne remains colorful year-round, and demonstrates better cold tolerance than the species.The plentiful bloom clusters measure about 1 1/2 inches across and contain a dozen or more tightly packed small blossoms, each powerfully scented and magnificently colored. The sight of a fully blooming shrub in the dead of February is enough to make you toss off your mittens and hat and imagine that spring has arrived! The sweet fragrance is also particularly valuable in the late winter garden.To create a winter-to-spring blooming garden, consider grouping 'Alden's Regal Red' with bloom-happy. As winter turns to spring, be ready with a good stand of some early-blooming Narcissus.For best flowering, site 'Alden's Regal Red' in acidic, very well-enriched organic soil. Partial shade is preferred, particularly further south. If planting several, space them about 3 feet apart. Zones 7-9.
  • Alionushka Clematis Virgin's Bower Plant

    Alionushka Clematis Virgin's Bower Plant

    Have you always wanted to grow Clematis in your garden, but you don't have anywhere to place a climbing plant? 'Alionushka' is the answer! This beautiful Clematis is a non-climber, instead happily sprawling across the ground or over a lanky shrub or even spilling out over the edges of a patio container!You'll fall in love with the 2- to 3-inch, rose-pink, bell-shaped flowers with pale yellow anthers that arrive in late spring and keep coming until late summer, when they're replaced with attractive seed pods. The blooms are pendulous, with elegantly flaring petals, showing up beautifully against the medium green foliage and bringing in hummingbirds all summer long.'Alionushka' was bred in the Ukraine, so it's very hardy, and received a BCS Certificate of Merit in 1998. It tends to be ignored by deer and rabbits and is suitable for a variety of locations, even proving to be rather shade tolerant, although it does prefer fun sun.'Alionushka' is a Group III Clematis, meaning it flowers later in summer and into fall in cooler climates, and may start blooming sooner in warm climates. Its flowers form on new growth each spring, so it should be pruned back hard every spring to about two feet off the ground. Check for healthy, thick buds on sturdy canes and be sure to cut just above them. Dead or damaged branches can be removed at any time. Zones 4-8. Pruning Group III.
  • All Summer Beauty Hydrangea Shrub

    All Summer Beauty Hydrangea Shrub

    Most Hydrangeas offer only a month or so of magnificent blooms, but this compact variety keeps the flowers coming all summer long. Pink in alkaline soils, blue in acidic, these giant bloom heads make excellent cuts for fresh or dried arrangements.
  • Always and Forever™ Red Hybrid Tea Rose

    Always and Forever™ Red Hybrid Tea Rose

    PPAF. As classic and romantic as love itself, this year's Rose of the Year® exudes a classic beauty, reminiscent of nostalgic roses of yesteryear. Nothing rivals the beauty of a long-stemmed, velvety red rose, and that's exactly what you'll get with Always and Forever™ -- the perfect size for a container on the patio as well as the rose garden!Each elegant, high-centered bud slowly unfurls to reveal a gorgeous 5-inch bloom that lasts and lasts in the vase. With a tall growth habit and dark green glossy foliage, it also makes an excellent landscape plant. Treat yourself to decades of romantic beauty and superb performance with Always and Forever™! Zones 5-9.
  • American Pillar Thuja Evergreen Tree

    American Pillar Thuja Evergreen Tree

    Plant Patent 20,209Destined to be the most useful and interesting tree in your garden, American Pillar is a tall, very slender, ultra-adaptable evergreen conifer that grows quickly and looks terrific year-round. An American native with all of the vigor you'd expect, it's just what you're looking for in a landmark, privacy screen, windbreak, or back-of-the-border standout!At maturity American Pillar can reach 20 to 30 feet tall, but it remains just 5 to 7 feet wide. This "telephone pole" shape is ideal for a variety of uses, especially in small-space gardens where you want a lot of height but can't afford much breadth! And American Pillar is densely clothed in fragrant deep green foliage right down to the ground -- no "bare legs" here!Quick-growing and disease-resistant, American Pillar never needs pruning. Pamper it the first season or two to get its root system established, then watch it take off, adding several feet of growth each year!Impervious to heat, humidity, and drought, American Pillar also stands up to poor soil, cold, ice, and even heavy snow loads. It won't lose its rich green color in winter, either. Just give it well-drained soil in full sun to light shade, and away it goes!If you like the narrow habit of American Pillar but are looking for something a bit shorter, try Thuja North Pole. And if you can afford more width in the garden, rely on our bestsellingThese splendid Arborvitaes will give beautiful year-round form to your landscape! Zones 3-8.
  • Americana Annual Plant Combination

    Americana Annual Plant Combination

    Why wait for the 4th of July for this delightful combination of 6 bold and bright annual plants? The blooms certainly won't stand on ceremony -- they'll begin in late spring and keep going all summer and into fall in most climates! And with red, white, and blue color as beautiful as this, who needs fireworks?In this combo you receive 6 plants total: 2 each of Hotwater Blue Lobelia, Potunia Yellow Petunia, and Empress Flair Dark Red Verbena. Arrange them in your flowerpots, windowboxes, or sunny annual bed just as you like for the best mix of colors and textures. All love plenty of sunshine, water, and regular feeding. Given this, they will bloom tirelessly until nipped back by the cold weather of autumn.These 3 varieties make good companions not only for their all-American colors, but for the differences in their flowers' sizes and textures. The Lobelia offers small, intensely colored blooms, that true-blue shade almost impossible to find in the garden. The Petunia is a near-white shade of primrose, so luminous in late afternoon and twilight. Its flowers are large and held wide-open. And the Verbena strikes the balance between the two, with florets arranged in ball-shaped bouquets among dark green, fresh foliage. Arrange them any way you like; they can't help but look perfect together!The plants also vary in habit, just enough to keep things interesting. The Lobelia (among the most heat-tolerant of all, by the way -- if you've grown older Lobelias, wait until you see the difference Hotwater Blue makes in the sweltering August garden!) is a trailing plant 8 to 12 inches long and wide, ideal for tall planters, tubs, baskets, and windowboxes. The Petunia has a rounded habit about 10 to 12 inches high and 12 inches wide, simply packed with big blooms. And the Verbena is semi-upright, 6 to 10 inches high, with extra-large flowerheads.The Americana Combo is a terrific choice for any sunny spot in the garden and especially in containers. It's versatile, super easy to grow,
  • America™ Salmon-pink Climbing Rose

    America™ Salmon-pink Climbing Rose

    Plant Patent #3,682. Cultivar name: 'JACclam'.A classic returns! This beloved large-flowered climber erupts in bloom all summer and into fall on tough, hardy vines that quickly reach 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.And such blooms! Fully double, bursting with 30 to 35 petals each, the 4- to 5-inch flowers are a luscious pink suffused with salmon and coral, with lighter tones on the petal reverse.Best of all, the flowers have a strong, spicy clove scent! Bred by American hybridizer Bill Warriner, America™ is a cross of R. 'Fragrant Cloud' x 'Tradition.' Recipient of the 1976 AARS Award. Zones 6-9.
  • America™ Salmon-pink Climbing Rose

    America™ Salmon-pink Climbing Rose

    Plant Patent #3,682. Cultivar name: 'JACclam'.A classic returns! This beloved large-flowered climber erupts in bloom all summer and into fall on tough, hardy vines that quickly reach 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.And such blooms! Fully double, bursting with 30 to 35 petals each, the 4- to 5-inch flowers are a luscious pink suffused with salmon and coral, with lighter tones on the petal reverse.Best of all, the flowers have a strong, spicy clove scent! Bred by American hybridizer Bill Warriner, America™ is a cross of R. 'Fragrant Cloud' x 'Tradition.' Recipient of the 1976 AARS Award. Zones 6-9.
  • America™ Salmon-pink Climbing Rose

    America™ Salmon-pink Climbing Rose

    Plant Patent #3,682. Cultivar name: 'JACclam'.A classic returns! This beloved large-flowered climber erupts in bloom all summer and into fall on tough, hardy vines that quickly reach 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.And such blooms! Fully double, bursting with 30 to 35 petals each, the 4- to 5-inch flowers are a luscious pink suffused with salmon and coral, with lighter tones on the petal reverse.Best of all, the flowers have a strong, spicy clove scent! Bred by American hybridizer Bill Warriner, America™ is a cross of R. 'Fragrant Cloud' x 'Tradition.' Recipient of the 1976 AARS Award. Zones 6-9.
  • Amethyst Falls Wisteria Plant

    Amethyst Falls Wisteria Plant

    'Amethyst Falls,' like other Wisteria, is a strong grower, reaching 30 feet or more. It is, however, not invasive like its Asian cousins. This native variety is less vigorous and easier to manage, refraining from choking out trees over time, as some Wisteria are wont to do - a distinct advantage in the South, where Wisteria can run wild! All of these things make it an ecologically sensitive choice.'Amethyst Falls' flowers sooner than the Asian types (some of which can take 10 years or more), blooming its first season with fragrant, vividly blue flowers on 4- to 6-inch racemes that appear in spring and repeat all summer. Its bloom also arrive about two weeks later than others, so late-winter frosts seldom affect flowering.The many attributes of 'Amethyst Falls', which include its deer and drought tolerance and its disease-resistant foliage, earned it a Georgia Gold Medal in 2006. This gorgeous vine is a perfect choice for pergolas, trellises, fences, arbors, and containers, attracting butterflies to your garden all summer long. It can also be trained as a free-standing tree - tie it to a sturdy 5- or 6-foot stake and prune the top to encourage branching.Pruning should occur in late winter to shape and remove any undesirable growth. Another light trim after the first flush of flowers will improve branching and produce an encore bloom. Zones 5-9.
  • Amish Paste Tomato Grafted Plant

    Amish Paste Tomato Grafted Plant

    Have you tried growing grafted tomatoes yet? We are offering them for the first time here at Park, and we have to say: we're impressed! Not only are these plants more productive, the fruit tends to be larger and the flavor richer. They are well worth a try this season!Here's how grafting works: in the case of Amish Paste, the top part of Amish Paste is attached to the root system of another, more vigorous variety. When you receive your plants, you'll see the grafting site, covered with a clear plastic splint. (As the plant grows, the splint will pop off; no action required on your part!) Plant and grow your tomato like any other, with one exception: if any branches appear BELOW the graft site, prune them off, because they won't be Amish Paste.Grafted tomatoes are so vigorous and productive that many people prune them down to 2 or 3 main branches to train up a trellis or other support, but this isn't necessary as long as you have the space for the full plant. Just make sure you give the plant plenty of support, and keep it well-aerated. (If the branches become too dense in the center of the plant, do a little judicious pruning.) All our grafted tomatoes are indeterminate, meaning they continue to grow and produce all season long. So find a sturdy support and watch this plant take off!Amish Paste is a plum tomato originally grown near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It sets bright red, yummy 8- to 12-ounce oblong fruit with a juicy, meaty flavor. There is plenty of authentic, old-fashioned tomato tang in this delectable variety!We definitely recommend that you give grafted tomatoes a whirl this season. They're fascinating to grow, and the results are simply delicious! Pack of 3.