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2019 August Newsletter

COOL PLANTS

Here are this month’s featured plants that we have available for purchase at Falling Water Gardens nursery. We think this selection would look great in your garden right now. Visit our plant database to learn more about aquatic & terrestrial plants.

TERRESTRIAL PLANTS

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Large, fragrant flower clusters top ground hugging stems with attractive toothed foliage. Excellent colorful dense groundcover or foreground plant. Blooms over long period. Perennial.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Well drained soil

Image result for agastache raspberry summerAgastache ‘Raspberry Summer’

Awesome, large, dark raspberry pink blooms cover this plant all summer and into fall. The foliage is attractive, bright green, and aromatic. Easy to grow as long as it has full sun and good drainage.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Once established in the garden, needs only occasional watering. In containers, water when top 2″ of soil is dry.

https://i2.wp.com/fallingwaterdesigns.com/plants/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Heuchera-Forever-Purple.png?fit=800%2C533Heuchera ‘Forever Purple’

‘Forever Purple’ is a knockout with ultra-purple glossy leaves with fluted edges and great vigor. Very short spikes of purple-pink flowers in summer and four seasons of purple.

  • Light Need: Part Sun to Full Shade
  • Water Need: Well-drained soil

Echinacea Purpurea – Cone Flower

There are several verity of Echinacea also known as coneflower. Echinacea, a North American genus in the Daisy family, produces big, bright flowers from late June until frost. Plants thrive in average soils, withstand hot, dry conditions, and shrug off cold. Blooms last well cut or dried, and the seeds in the large cone at the heart of the flower head provide nourishment for birds.

  • Light Need: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water Need: Well-drained soil

AQUATIC PLANTS

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Lobelia Cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’

Queen Victoria has bright crimson-red flowers that are highly attractive to hummingbirds, and lovely burgundy foliage. Goldfinches are said to enjoy the seeds produced after flowering. Hopefully they’ll leave some so the plant can self-seed itself, giving you more plants. Best when grown in Prefers Wet Soil in sun to partial shade. Perennial lobelias benefit from being divided every year or two. This plant flowers later in the summer.

  • Light Need: Full Shade to Partial Sun
  • Water Need: Well-drained soil

water lilyWater Lilies

Grow your water lily in a tub or a pond. They grow from tubers planted in pots beneath the water and send up stems with rounded leaves and star-shaped blossoms that float on the surface. Hardy lilies are dependable and easy to plant — a good choice for the beginner. Daytime bloomers, they blossom in the morning and close after sunset, lasting three or four days before sinking beneath the surface.

  • Light Need: Full to Partial Sun
  • Water Need: Marginal, shallow water plant

Pontederia Dilatata ‘Royal Pickerel’

Tall, upright plant that makes a beautiful addition to the pond or water garden. Produces intense blue flower spikes that continue all summer long. Mature size of 3 to 6 feet. Produces intense blue flower spikes that continue all summer long. Beautiful addition to the pond or water garden.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Marginal, Prefers Wet Soil

Mimulus Ringens – Allegheny Monkey Flower

Hummingbirds are regular visitors to the bright blue flowers of Monkey flower. This fast-growing wetland plant is easy to grow from transplants or seeds. Combine with other low growing wetland plants such as Irises and Lobelias for a low profile rain garden.

  • Light Need: Full Shade to Partial Sun
  • Water Need: Marginal, Prefers Wet Soil

Dichromena Colorata ‘Star Grass’

An evergreen sedge and native to America. The while star-shaped flowers sit atop of green needle-like stems. Each stem has its own “shooting star”

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Provide well drained soil

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