August 3, 2022

Sarah’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 Sarah Tjepkema to share her top plant picks. Here’s what she had to say:


Summerific® Holy Grail Hibiscus

Hibiscus ‘Holy Grail’

A beautiful and bold garden perennial featuring very showy deep red flowers over dark, near black foliage in mid to late summer; ideal as a focal point in the garden or massed in borders; do not allow to dry to the point of wilting


Becky Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’

Becky Shasta Daisy has masses of beautiful white daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.


Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Jefam’

Quite the colorful shrub, this garden beauty boasts yellow-orange-red new foliage in spring and summer, maturing to lime green then purple in the fall; a compact variety that will grow nearly anywhere


Suminagashi Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Suminagashi’

An excellent small landscape tree with graceful burgundy leaves throughout the summer, brilliant fall color; Japanese maples are the most coveted of all small landscape trees, having almost the perfect shape, habit, and fall colors


Whipcord Arborvitae

Thuja plicata ‘Whipcord’

A real gem of an evergreen shrub, forming a compact mound; features long green foliage that archs downward like hanging cords; ideal for use as an interesting detail accent in the shrub or rock garden; performs best in moist locations

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“Amazing selection and knowledgeable staff to answer questions. A must go to for any landscaping needs.”

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