Hypericum caly. ( Aaron's Beard ) ' Brigadoom '
Centaurea montana ' gold bullion '
Primula 'lois lutz'
Saturday and Sunday was Spring Open House at Gethsemane Garden Center where I work in the Tree and Shrub department. Of course I snuck over to perennials to see what I didn't need but wanted nevertheless. I'm trying to get more pizazz in my front garden and the three bright beauties above caught my eye.
The great thing about the foliage of the Hypericum or St. John's wort and the Bachelor's button is that their chartruese color is effective all season , long after the bloom is gone. Love the blue of the Bachelor's Button.
The primrose, Lois Lutz, is a new hybrid that promises to be among the heartiest and most adaptable. I love primroses but they are marginal at best in Chicago. I'm hoping this one will make it and spread it's beauty around the garden.
Meanwhile Spring has been an unusual one this year -normal temps in the 50's, then up to 70 and 80, and back to the norm so it's messing with the plants. I'm just crossing my fingers that it won't take a nose dive and freeze all the plants that have emerged from their long winter's sleep.
Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago
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