Plants of the Week: June 27
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’ 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
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
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.