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2020 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.


Rudbeckia Fulgida ‘GoldsturmBlack-eyed Susan

A showy border plant and excellent for cut flowers. Bright, daisy-like, golden yellow flowers with black centers. Heat and humidity tolerant.

Light Need: Full sun to part shade

Water Need: Keep the plants well-watered to establish their first season. Once established, they will be quite drought-resistant.

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

Assorted 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

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.

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

Brunnera Macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’

With deep cobalt blue blooms and foliage as silver as a barracuda’s skin. This perennial’s bold foliage will brighten up any shady spot.

Light Need: Part sun to shade

Water Need: Keep evenly moist

Verbena Rigida ‘Santos Purple’

Compact, upright plants have small clusters of single, deep purple flowers. Lance-like foliage is silver green. Blooms late spring to fall. Grows 1ft. tall by 4ft. wide.

Light Need: Full sun

Water Need: Moist, well-drained soil


Colocasia Esculenta ‘Mojito’ Taro

Mojito Taro is one of the most beautiful Colocasia on the market today. Contrasting black and green leaves. The light green stems are streaked with dark purple that fade to pink. Absolutely Gorgeous!

Light Need: Full sun to part shade

Water Need: Moist soil or water up to 1″ deep (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)

Lindernia Grandiflora ‘Blue Moneywort’

Creeping ground cover grown for its white and purple flowers that somewhat resemble small snapdragons (which they are related to). The small flowers appear in spring and last well into fall against bright green leaves that often become tinged with red in cool weather. Plants spread slowly by rooting stems and can reach up to 2′ across, though they grow no taller than 3-4″.

Light Need: Full sun to part shade

Water Need: Moist soil. We sell this as an aquatic plant.

Sarracenia Heavy Veins

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, thrives with wet feet


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: Moist to 6″ (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)