Plants of the Week – August 1

Plants of the Week – August 1

Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes' (1) JWCCornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ is considered by many to be one of the best variegated forms of kousa dogwood. ‘Wolf Eyes’ has a shrubby, broad-spreading habit. A specimen can be seen growing at the entrance to the Pollinator Garden where it lightens up the north end of Martin Hall. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Bergenia ciliata (3) JWC

Bergenia ciliata has fuzz-covered leaves and bears greater resemblance to an African violet than its smooth-surfaced relatives. Leaves can reach up to 12 inches on this clump-forming perennial. While cold hardy, flowers and young leaves are frost-sensitive. Bergenia ciliata, an unusual and choice perennial for partly sunny, moist sites, will be available at the Scott Associates Plant Sale. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Canna 'Tropicanna' (R) 2011 Cosby containers JWC

The leaves of Canna Tropicanna® are a kaleidoscope of color. Hues ranging from red, orange, maroon, green, pink, and cream can be found on a single leaf. Cannas are fantastic summer tropicals that perform well both in containers and in the ground. After frost, cut back the foliage and lift the rhizomes. Store in a cool, frost-free area until the threat of frost has passed. Photo credit: J. Coceano

H. macrophylla 'Tokyo Delight' (1) JWC

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Tokyo Delight’, seen here on a sunny day at Wave Hill, is a robust shrub reaching 4-5 feet in height with an equal spread. Sterile white florets, often spotted with flecks of pink, radiate around pink or blue fertile flowers. Site in full sun to partial shade. ‘Tokyo Delight’ will be available at the Scott Associates Plant Sale. Photo credit: J. Coceano

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