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Coreopsis hybrida

Common name: Tickseed

Trademark: UpTick Gold & Bronze ‘Baluptgonz’ PPAF

Introduced by: Darwin Perennials

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Blooms May through September with fantastic color and easy maintenance; series includes four colors: cream, cream & red, gold & bronze and yellow & red
  • Habit and growth rate: Mounded; 12 to 14” tall by 12 to 14” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; medium water; fertilize once a month
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Mildew resistant
  • Availability: Liners

Penstemon hybrida

Common name: Beardtongue

Trademark: ‘Cherry Sparks’ PPAF

Introduced by: Darwin Perennials

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Sterile, interspecific hybrid that starts flowering in May; double the flowering window of other Penstemon; long shipping and selling window; large-size flowers for great show
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright; 18 to 20” tall by 14 to 16” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; light water; fertilize once a month
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Heat tolerant and winter hardy
  • Availability: Liners

Penstemon hybrida

Common name: Beardtongue

Trademark: MissionBells Deep Rose ‘Balmibepro’PPAF

Introduced by: Darwin Perennials

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Contrasting dark stems add to the bold presentation; fast fill and double the flowering window; plant is non-invasive, not self-seeding; blooms spring to fall
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright; 20 to 24” tall by 16 to 18” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; light water; fertilize once a month; well-drained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Heat tolerant
  • Availability: Liners

Salvia greggii

Common name: Autumn sage

Trademark: Mirage

Introduced by: Darwin Perennials

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 7 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Early-season and summer-long blooming; self-branching, mounding habit resists breaking; bold, bright blooms in nine great colors stand out in the landscape and mixed containers
  • Habit and growth rate: Mounded; 14 to 16” tall by 14 to 16” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; medium water; fertilize once a month
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Heat tolerant; attracts hummingbirds
  • Availability: Liners