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2019 October Newsletter


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.


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

Penstemon FirebirdAssorted Penstemon ‘Beard Tongue’

Evergreen perennial growing 2 feet tall, 1 & 1/2 foot spread with showy panicles of 1 inch true red flowers late spring into fall if old flowers are removed. Full sun or light shade, drought and deer resistant. It makes a good cut flower.

  • Light Need: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water Need: 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.


Carex Testacea ‘Orange New Zealand Sedge’

Green to coppery brown foliage with hints of orange leaves in fall and winter make this sedge a superb selection for the year-round garden. Carex testacea self-sows, but is polite about it. In fact, I welcome the babies to either transplant to another place in the garden, or give to other gardeners.

  • Light Need: Full Shade to Partial Sun
  • Water Need: Moist, Well-Drained Soil


Lobelia-cardinalis-Queen-VictoriaLobelia 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.

  • Light Need: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water Need: Prefers wet soil


Sarracenia ‘Pitcher Plant’

Sarracenia are usually the focus of a hardy carnivorous planting. They are a natural for water’s edge or in a bog garden. Sarracenia need at least six hours of direct sun during spring and summer for best growth.

  • Light Need: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water Need: Moist to wet 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

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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