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2019 November 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

Beesia Deltophylla ‘Beesia’

Beesia deltophylla, known simply as beesia, is a mounding to creeping, evergreen ground cover that spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. This plant is native to the forested slopes of southeastern Tibet. Mature clumps will reach up to 18″ tall and spread to fill a 2′ wide area. The leaves (up to 3.5″ long and 2″ wide) are heart-shaped, glossy, and deep green in color. Flowering stalks (up to 12″ long) adorned with small white flowers (only 0.25″ in diameter) appear in mid to late spring.

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Quickly forms an upright hedge of aromatic needle-like foliage. Profuse clear blue flowers add to the effect. Foliage can be used as a flavorful spice in cooking. Takes to pruning well, perfect for screens. Perfect for minimal care, water-wise gardens.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Dry to Medium, Well-Drained Soil

Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'Nandina Domestica ‘Gulf Stream’

Very hardy shrub displays attractive foliage in all seasons. Intense red new growth and fall color is its hallmark. Ideal for use around foundations or in mixed borders. Small white flowers are a bonus. Virtually pest and disease free.

  • Light Need: Full shade to partial sun
  • Water Need: Moist, well-drained soil

Heuchera ‘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: Full Sun to Full Shade
  • Water Need: Average, better too dry than too wet when established.

Heuchera ‘Marmalade’

Dramatic foliage ranges from deep golden to glowing reddish pink with undulating margins. Golden mature foliage features contrasting hot pink undersides. An outstanding seasonal accent for border or woodland garden.

  • Light Need: Full Sun to Full Shade
  • Water Need: Average, better too dry than too wet when established.

AQUATIC PLANTS

 

**Remember to remove your annual water lettuce and hyacinths before they decompose in the pond and sink to the bottom!

 

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Rumex sanguineus, known by a number of different common names including bloody dock or red-veined dock, is a tap-rooted rosette-forming perennial of the buckwheat family that typically grows in a rounded foliage clump to 18” tall and as wide. It is native to ditches, clearings and forests in Europe and Asia, but has over time escaped gardens and naturalized in certain areas of the U. S. and Canada. It is primarily grown as a decorative foliage accent to showcase its oblong to lance-shaped medium green leaves (to 6” long) which are prominently veined with contrasting red to purple. It is also sometimes grown in vegetable/herb gardens for harvest of its edible young leaves. In early summer, tiny star-shaped flowers appear in panicles atop reddish-tinged stems growing to 30” tall. Flowers emerge green, but mature to reddish brown. Flowers are followed by reddish-brown fruit.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Consistently Moist Soil

Scirpus tabernaemontani ‘Zebra Rush’

For those who love the variegation of Zebra Grass, Scirpus tabernaemontani ‘Zebrinus’ offers that same color combination in a rush to complement the other bog and marsh plants in the water garden. Zebra Rush has tapered tubular stems that are horizontally banded with green and white and grows to 30″.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Wet soil

Juncus Effusus ‘Lemon Swirl’

Aptly named, this unique rush with glossy green, pencil-thin stems that spiral outward from the clump in all directions. A great deer-resistant accent plant that collectors dare not do without. This low maintenance plant prefers to be sited in a bog or other very moist environment in partial shade. Evergreen in mild winter areas.

  • Light Need: Partial Sun
  • Water Need: Very Moist Environment

Plant Database

Have you checked out our plant database? It contains information about the plants that we sell at the nursery and more!

We have even taken it one step further and have incorporated QR codes into the database to help you save and recall information on the plants you are interested in at home or have bought from our nursery. You can bring us the saved plants from this data base to help us locate the ones you want. As well as when you come to Falling Water Gardens you will be able to scan the plant signs to get further information about the plants and flowers.

fallingwaterdesignsplantsWhat is a QR code? In the simplest terms a QR code is a bar code. Most smart phones come equipped with a bar code/QR code reader that will scan the QR code and bring you to the web page of information about our plants. From there you can bookmark the page. If yours does not contain a QR code reader already, you can download one for free through your phone’s app store.

 

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