Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Japanese tree peony Pluto likes sun to dappled shade. Giant plate sized flowers. Pretty purple.

Japanese tree peony Pluto likes sun to dappled shade. Giant plate sized flowers. Pretty purple.

Cultivation:  Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall.  Suggested uses:  City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises  Soil types:  Chalky, Clay, Sandy  Soil drainage:  Moist but well-drained, Well-drained  Soil pH:  Alkaline, Neutral  Light:  Full Sun  Aspect:  South, West  Exposure:  Sheltered  Hardiness:  Tender in frost (H3)

Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall. Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Sandy Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral Light: Full Sun Aspect: South, West Exposure: Sheltered Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

The Victorians labeled this bloom "beware," — which is actually appropriate, since they're quite poisonous.

The Victorians labeled this bloom "beware," — which is actually appropriate, since they're quite poisonous.

The dark purple foliage of Black Lace is perpetually fabulous...but looks even better with the sophisticated accent of pink flowers!

The dark purple foliage of Black Lace is perpetually fabulous...but looks even better with the sophisticated accent of pink flowers!

Purple Leaf Plum Hedge, thick-growing, long-lived hedge also known as Purple Leaf Sand Cherry. Bright red 3 inch leaves in spring and blushing, white flowers in mid-late spring. In autumn, purple-black berries and the foliage turns a magnificent reddish purple. An ornamental hedge that is especially valued for its hardiness and unique coloring, it's an asset to the landscape and a standout specimen shrub. Grows 6-8 feet tall. Plant 2-3 feet apart. We send 1-2' plants. Drought resistant.

Purple Leaf Plum Hedge, thick-growing, long-lived hedge also known as Purple Leaf Sand Cherry. Bright red 3 inch leaves in spring and blushing, white flowers in mid-late spring. In autumn, purple-black berries and the foliage turns a magnificent reddish purple. An ornamental hedge that is especially valued for its hardiness and unique coloring, it's an asset to the landscape and a standout specimen shrub. Grows 6-8 feet tall. Plant 2-3 feet apart. We send 1-2' plants. Drought resistant.

Periwinkle - good lawn substitute for sloping ground. Thrives in shade and is drought-tolerant (grow on its own!)

Periwinkle - good lawn substitute for sloping ground. Thrives in shade and is drought-tolerant (grow on its own!)

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