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Dianthus hybrida

Common name: Pinks
Trademark: Mountain Frost™ Pink PomPom ‘KonD1014K3’ PPAF
Introduced by: Darwin Perennials
USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5a to 9b
Ornamental features: Double rose-pink flowers provide a burst of color in early spring followed by continual blooming until fall; tidy, mounded habit stays neat, tidy; virtually maintenance-free
Habit, size: 6 to 8 inches
Culture: Full sun; no vernalization needed to flower; light water; fertilize once a month; removing old flower stems will encourage more flowers
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: None indicated
Availability: Liners; quart, 1-gallon, 2-3 gallon


Echinacea x hybrida

Common name: Coneflower
Trademark: Sombrero® Granada Gold ‘Balsomold’ PPAF
Introduced by: Darwin Perennials
USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4b to 9b
Ornamental features: Sturdy, compact plants are covered in blooms with bright colors; highly floriferous, Granada Gold is a rich, golden-yellow color that doesn’t fade
Habit, size: 18 to 20 inches
Culture: Full sun; well-drained, fertile soil; drought resistant; removing spent blooms will prolong flowering; leaving seed heads provides food for birds
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: Deer resistant; attracts butterflies
Availability: Liners; quart, 1-gallon, 2-3 gallon

 


Iberis sempervirens

Common name: Evergreen candytuft
Trademark: ‘Snowsation’PPAF
Introduced by: Darwin Perennials
USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4a to 9a
Ornamental features: Perennial candytuft is a bright spot in the early spring garden; large, white flowers cover tidy, mounded plants and provide many weeks of flowering
Habit, size: 6 to 8 inches
Culture: Plant in full sun where possible; well-drained soil; no fertilizer required, only when needed
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: Frost tolerant
Availability: Liners; quart, 1-gallon, 2-3 gallon

 

 


Miscanthus sinensis ‘NCMS2B’ PPAF

Common name: Bandwidth Japanese silver grass
Trademark: PPAF
Introduced by: Darwin Perennials
USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5a to 9b
Ornamental features: Short in stature, big on performance; beautiful, tough, infertile ornamental grass is a real eye-catcher; makes great texture in low borders or mixed containers
Habit, size: 30 to 36 inches
Culture: Plant in a sunny mid-landscape location; allow room for plant to spread; remove previous year’s growth each spring; requires light water and not fertilizer
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: Deer and rabbit resistant; drought tolerant; rust resistant and infertile
Availability: Liners; quart, 1-gallon, 2-3 gallon

 


Salvia nemorosa

Common name: Sage
Trademark: ‘Rose Marvel’ PPAF
Introduced by: Darwin Perennials
USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4a to 9b
Ornamental features: Largest flowers of any rose or pink S. nemorosa on the market; stunning display of color in spring and summer
Habit, size: 10 to 12 inches
Culture: Plant in sunny location; fertilize monthly for best plant health and flowering
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: Susceptible to spider mites
Availability: Liners; quart, 1-gallon, 2-3 gallon