New 2009 Summer and Fall Bulb and Plant introductions from Gardenimport
Narcissus BEAUTIFUL EYES
Gardenimport trialed this lovely Jonquil hybrid this spring and were not only delighted by its fragrance but also by its abundant and long lasting bloom. Division 7: Jonquil Narcissus.Abundant clusters of wonderfully fragrant white petaled flowers with small orange cups. Long lasting and superb for bouquets. Blooms late mid spring. Ht. 30-40cm (12-16”). Whether you call them Narcissi, or Daffodils if you prefer, they’re just about the best thing that ever happened to northern gardens. They produce blooms the very first season, go on doing it for years, and the clump gets bigger as the seasons roll by. Daffodils are generally not only disease-resistant but pest-resistant as well, and that includes squirrels! Hardy to zone 4.
Dugald Cameron says that he saw this a few years ago and finally managed to get some. The deep magenta pink flowers have dark purple stems. It will look amazing in your garden as will any of our over 80 varieties.
Plant your own music garden. Striking magenta-pink flowers play harmony with purple-black stems. We saw it in Holland 2 years ago and have been looking for it ever since. Ht. 50cm (20″). Tulips love a sandy, well drained soil in a sunny spot that gets a good summer baking.
Some Plant Highlights…
Daylily WHITE TIE AFFAIR (blooms midseason) Add a little class to your Daylily collection with this 15cm (6″) yellow-throated, lightly-ruffled white. Ht. 66cm (22″).
You’d almost think these plants were created to make you feel really good about the world in general and your garden in particular. Hemerocallis are easy to grow and very hardy, they have no known enemies, they come in a range of colours and sizes that will fit any garden scheme, and they deliver more and bigger blooms every year. They’re known as Daylilies because each individual flower is succeeded by yet another each and every day for weeks on end in early summer. Now, doesn’t that make you feel better already?
Daylily AFTERNOON TEA TIME
Blooms early midseason A delightful blend of tea and mango in huge 16.5cm (6.5″) golden-throated, ruffled flowers with a light mango mid-rib. Ht. 66cm (26″).
Daylily LIVE JAZZ Fragrant Blooms late season
A super-ruffled old gold with a green throat and pink highlights. Blooms are 14cm (5.5″) wide on 79cm (31″) well-branched plants.
Peony CORA STUBBS This award winning variety is blooming in my garden now and has won rave reviews from everyone who has seen her. Strongly and deliciously fragrant with large blooms on sturdy stems. CORA STUBBS joins Gardenimport’s terrific selection of over 15 varieties.
Professor A.P. Saunders
A chemistry Professor at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York during the early part of the 20th century, Professor Saunders is today considered the “Father” of the modern hybrid peony. He carried out extensive, scientifically based breeding programs with both herbaceous and tree peonies with the assistance of friends at the New York Botanical Garden. His tree peony work centered on the intercrossing of two species, the yellow flowered P. lutea and the orange-red P. delavayi with existing classical Japanese Moutan varieties. The resultant progeny produced a range of flower colors from lemon and golden yellow to ivory and pearl shades frequently blended and suffused with purple and pink, plus a few strawberry-red cultivars. In all cases, the flowers are displayed above attractive cut-leaf foliage. Eventually his daughter, Silvia took over her father’s nursery, and after several decades Professor Saunder’s hybrids are still in great demand by gardeners worldwide.
Tree Peonies are grafted to herbaceous peony rootstock. Gardenimport ships mature, bare root, grafted plants stating in October.
ARIADNE New 2009 Introduction (Blooms mid-season)
(Saunders) A fragrant peach semi-double with deep rose-red flares, veins and edging. The beautifully formed flowers are aptly named for Ariadne’s charms brought about the downfall of the Minotaur.
Tree Peony SPRING CARNIVAL New 2009 Introduction (Blooms mid-season)
(Saunders) Golden blooms are eged and suffused with red and rose. Red rose central flares and golden stamens. The erect flowers are held well above the foliage.
BURGUNDY WINE New 2009 Introduction Blooms early season)
Deep burgundy wine flowers with golden centres. A vigorous variety.
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