July 11, 2022

Isa’s Plant Picks of the Week

Every week we’re publishing a NEW Plant Picks of the Week story, showcasing our Plant Specialists’’ top plant picks. Get ready to be inspired!

We recently asked Isa Summers
to share her top plant picks. Here’s what she had to say:

Verdon Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Verdoni’

A compact, broadly pyramidal version of the species with attractive golden foliage that doesn’t burn in full sun; dense evergreen

Coralburst Flowering Crab

Malus ‘Coralburst’

One of the finest flowering crab selections, this is a dwarf variety featuring a froth of double coral-pink flowers in spring and reddish-orange fruit in fall; needs well-drained soil and full sun, the perfect focal point in a mixed garden composition

Yubae Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Yubae’

A sturdy, slow growing variety with dark purple leaves that are occasionally variegated with crimson; an exceptional cultivar for color and vigor; a colorful garden or landscape accent

Pink Diamonds Fern-leaved Bleeding Heart

Dicentra ‘Pink Diamonds’

A compact mound of ferny, blue-green foliage, beneath delicate, dangling heart-shaped two-toned pink flowers with white tips, on gracefully arching stems, like little jewels in the garden; likes moist, shady areas

Midnight Rose Coral Bells

Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’

Dainty spikes of cream colored bells rise from a compact mound of unique purple-black foliage, heavily spotted with hot pink; amazing contrast to other plants; great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer

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