June 19, 2023

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:


Knock Out® Rose

Rosa ‘Radrazz’

One of the most popular roses in the world today, primarily due to its low maintenance, superior disease resistance and incredibly long period of bloom, with seemingly endless cherry red flowers; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil


Cat’s Pajamas Catmint

Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’

A very showy catmint producing masses of indigo blue flowers from late spring to mid-summer; rosy purple calyxes extend color when blooms are spent; shear after flowering to promote re-blooming


Forest Pansy Redbud

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

A spectacular spring bloomer, with very showy pink to purple flowers held tightly on bare branches in early spring; coarse heart-shaped leaves emerge deep purple and stay that way; an incredible color accent tree for specimen use in the home landscape


Fireglow Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’

Amazing crimson fall colour and summer foliage in rich burgundy-red; less dense canopy than other types; fairly sun tolerant; Japanese maples are the most coveted of all small landscape trees, it has almost the perfect shape, habit, and fall colors


Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis ‘Yellow Ribbon’

A compact, upright evergreen shrub featuring dense foliage emerging orange and turning green over the summer; ideal size for small-scale articulation and as a garden color accent, hardy and adaptable; best with some sun, protect from drying winds

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