Outdoor spaces and Gardens
'Striptease' Size: 20 inches tall and 45 inches wide Shade tolerance: Bright partial shade A unique leaf pattern sets this hosta apart. Named for the peeking white strip on its leaves, ‘Striptease’ is a fast grower with a sturdy shape and lavender flowers. This hosta tolerates heat better than most, making it an excellent choice for gardeners in USDA Hardiness Zone 9.
'Striptease' ...med/large in size, a unique leaf pattern sets this hosta apart. Named for the peeking white strip on its leaves, ‘Striptease’ is a fast grower with a sturdy shape and lavender flowers, 2005 Hosta of the Year.
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Trough Gardens-Creeping phlox - low, mounding plant w/stiff, deep green, needlelike leaves w/pink, purple, red, or white blooms in spring. evergreen foliage Size: 2-6" tall; 20" wide Zones: 3-8 Top Picks: 'Candy Stripe' -bicolored pink & white flowers. 'Red Wings' -rosy red flowers w/dark red centers. 'Emerald Blue' -lavender-blue blooms. 'May Snow' -pure-white flowers.
Trough Gardens-German catchfly is named for its sticky stems, which sometimes trap or catch small insects. It's a late-spring bloomer with hot pink blooms. This plant loves a hot, dry site. Name: Lychnis viscaria Size: 12-18 inches tall and wide Zones: 4-8 Top Picks: 'Splendens Plena' is a double-flowered form that's evergreen in warm climates.
Hardy cyclamen are miniature versions of the florist's cyclamen. They have beautiful leaves, often marked with silver bands or splotches. Flowers may be pink, white, or rosy red. Petals flare upward from a nodding central mouth. Name: Cyclamen spp. Size: 2-5 inches tall and wide Zones: 5-9 Top Picks: C. hederifolium has ivy-shape leaves and bears fragrant pink flowers in autumn.
Trough Gardens- Pearlwort -deep green or chartreuse needlelike foliage. deep green-Irish moss & yellowish-Scotch moss. groundcover with delicate white blooms. Name: Sagina subulata Size: 1 inch tall; 4-8 inches wide Zones: 4-8 Top Picks: Irish moss thrives in rocky, well-drained soil. mat-forming slender green leaves w/solitary white flowers. Scotch moss (S. subulata 'Aurea') similar except leaves yellow green.
Trough Gardens-Sedum Creeping sedums -stonecrops -succulent leaves mats -green, red, purple, gray-green, or variegated. Flowers -yellow or pink. Size: 2-6" tall; 4-12" wide Zones: 4-9 Top Picks: Kamchatka sedum-mounding plant to 4" tall -yellow flowers -change to gold then reddish brown. S. lydium -mat-forming evergreen groundcover w/tightly clustered, rounded, reddish leaves. Cape Blanco sedum (S. spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco') - spoon-shaped silvery leaves & star-shaped yellow flowers.
Sedum 2-4" creeping