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 Jacqueline to share her top plant picks. Here’s what she had to say:
Endless Summer® The Original Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’
An absolute breakthrough for this much-desired species, this spectacular summer-bloomer is not only very hardy, but it blooms on both old and new wood; enormous deep pink globe-shaped flowers turn blue in acidic soil, somewhat coarse leaves
A wonderful selection that is perfect for attracting butterflies to gardens; bright golden orange clusters of fragrant flowers rise above narrow, green foliage during the summer months and into early fall; easy to grow, drought tolerant once established
A stately large-growing shade tree with a rounded outline and wide-spreading habit of growth, distinguished branching habit; best for larger landscapes where it can spread its wings, very tough and adaptable but somewhat slow growing
Grand Parade Beebalm
Monarda ‘Grand Parade’
Grand Parade Beebalm has masses of beautiful clusters of fragrant lilac purple flowers at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Sombrero® Adobe Orange Coneflower
Glowing, orange flowers with copper cones, produced on strong, well branched stems; attracts pollinators and feeds the birds in winter; use in naturalized areas with other native plants