Plants of the Week: June 27

Plants of the Week: June 27

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle TMSpirit’ (1) JWC cropped blog

Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle TMSpirit is a recent introduction.  Flowers, produced on new wood, open a bright pink and slowly fade to a soft rose with age.  Bloom color is not affected by soil pH.  Late winter pruning encourages strong new growth. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo' (1) JWC

Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ does not look like a typical lamb’s ear.  Lavender-purple flowers rise above clumps of crisp green foliage.  The plant has proven to be reliable and disease-free and is used to great effect in mass plantings near the Cherry Border and Nason Garden. Photo credit: J. Coceano

H. quercifolia 'Snow Queen' (5) JWC

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ is a popular deciduous shrub with deeply lobed, dark green, oak leaf-shaped leaves. ‘Snow Queen’ produces flower panicles with larger and more numerous sterile florets resulting in a full and dense appearance. Prune after flowering. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Spigelia marilandica (3) JWC cropped blog

Indian pinks, Spigelia marilandica, is a clump-forming native perennial. Upright tubular crimson flowers are held atop sturdy stems.  Flowers open to reveal a bright yellow interior. Clumps become showier with age and are guaranteed hummingbird magnets. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle TMSpirit, Spigelia marilandica, and Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ will be offered at the Scott Associates Plant Sale.

Josh Coceano
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