Amaryllis ‘Superstar’ is all the name implies it is! Strap-shaped, long green leaves often grow simultaneously with the strong, sturdy stem. As the petals begin to unfurl, the white star emerges, forming on both the inner and outer strawberry-red petals. Once in full bloom, the stars almost twinkle, captivating all who see them. Long stamens, light green at the center of the flower, fade to white and curve gracefully upward. Truly a ‘Superstar,’ this Amaryllis is like no other. Easy to plant and grow. Long-lasting, colorful flowers. Flower stems can be cut and placed in water when buds begin to change color. For longest-lasting blooms, keep plant away from heat and direct sunlight.
Guaranteed to grow.
Hardy in Zones 9-10
Planting tip: If you wish to rebloom the Amaryllis in the fall, stop watering in August and place the bulb, still in the pot, in a cool, dry place for 10-12 weeks. In mid-November, remove the bulb from the old pot; remove dead foliage and old roots, but leave clean, healthy roots intact. Repot in fresh soil as indicated above in a pot only slightly larger than the bulb. If properly cared for, the bulb should bloom in 8-10 weeks.
Easy to grow and delightfully fragrant, Peonies are the classics all gardeners desire. Thriving in full sun to light shade, huge double blooms sit atop sturdy erect stems. In Bloomsz Breeder’s Choice Cut Flower Peony Blend, you’ll find blooms that have: bright yellow accents in a center of creamy white, a touch of yellow at the base of milky white, deep coral buds that open to coral-peach, strikingly beautiful apple blossom pink coloration, and deep pink that grows lighter at the edges.
Large, fragrant blossoms
Excellent as cut flowers, Peonies add a delightful fragrance to any room
Sweet, clean scent
Dark green foliage remains after flowering ceases and provides a backdrop for the next set of varieties to bloom
Looking for a shade-loving plant to brighten a shady area in the garden? Hostas fits the bill perfectly. This Hosta assortment of popular varieties provides plenty of texture and color, yet needs little care. Mildly fragrant purple or white trumpet-shaped flowers are carried on graceful panicles that rise above the attractive foliage. In mid-summer tall spikes bearing fragrant bell-shaped lavender flowers appear amid the mounds of foliage. Easy to care for and grow, they rarely need dividing. Try them as the center plant for a distinctive touch in a container on a shaded or north-facing patio or deck. No matter where they’re planted, Hostas will be pleasing to the eye.
If you're searching for a look that's anything but subtle, plant a huge drift of Yellow Mammoth Crocus bulbs. Everyone knows that crocuses are the harbingers of spring, and these huge, deep yellow flowers shimmer in the sunlight. There's nothing more reminiscent of the summer sun yet to come. In the language of flowers, crocus translates to cheerfulness, which is what these bright yellow darlings bring to the garden.
Hardy and drought tolerant, they multiply and return year after year. Growing just 4-6″ tall, they're great planted beneath shrubs and deciduous trees, along walkways, and even in containers on patios, decks, and porches. Amazingly easy to grow.
Carefree and naturalizing. Attract butterflies, birds, and bees. Deer and rabbit resistant. Grow 4-6″ tall. Bloom in early spring.
Hardy in Zones 4-10
Planting tip: For a more natural look, plant crocuses in clusters rather than in straight lines. To achieve a naturalized look, crocuses can also be planted in the lawn. Toss handfuls of bulbs onto the desired area of the lawn and plant them where they fall. Just don't mow the lawn until the leaves of the crocuses have died down.