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Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ True to its name, ‘Fireworks’ seems to explode sprays of bright yellow flowers over a long period in autumn. At 3-4 feet in height, it stays more compact and flowers more heavily than the wild species, but its airy growth habit really distinguishes it from common...

Purple Smokebush ‘Royal Purple’

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ Purple-pink haze lights up in your garden when smokebush comes into bloom, especially when backlit by the sun. The flower itself is unspectacular; it’s the tiny pinkish hairs on the big 6-8 inch flowerheads that capture light for a long period June to August...

Blanket flower, Gaillardia

Gaillardia x grandiflora Add sizzle to your summer garden in shades of orange, burgundy red, and yellow with this perennial flower. Its daisy-like flowers bloom from spring to early fall. Blanket flower is an easy-to-care for plant, handling drought and heat with ease. It can even grow in almost...

Choose-Your-Tour at Wheatland

Monday, May. 19, 2014 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Greenstone Fields, Moutoux Orchard, Ptotomac Vegetable Farms
May 19, 2014 Choose-Your-Tour at Wheatland Monday, May 19, 3:30 pm Park at 15290 Purcellville Road, Purcellville, VA 20132 $10 'at the door' (unless you have a season membership with Chesapeake CRAFT) In partnership with Chesapeake CRAFT. The Wheatland neighborhood has been an active farming...

Tiarella, Allegheny foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia Tiarella is royalty among native ground covers. Attractiveness peaks in late spring with bottlebush flowers arise with dainty white to pink “stars” on dark flower stalks. The maple leaf-shaped foliage slowly spreads to form a mat of overlapping leaves about 6-10 inches above the...

Apostle plant, Walking Iris

Neomarica gracilis This is probably one of the easiest plants to grow both indoors and out, and one of the oddest. Its twelve sword-shaped leaves appear as a fan. Each leaf develops an exotic flower like a cross between an iris and an orchid. It lasts only one day, but the numerous blooms continue...
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