ASSORTED PERENNIALS (D)

All Photos are courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

DELOSPERMA

(Hardy Ice Plant) 

Zones 6-9

A tough, drought resistant ground cover that excels in gravelly soil.
Full, succulent foliage with low creeping habit.

cooperi
6-7" summer
Two inch wide daisy-like rose-pink flowers all summer.

Table Mountain
2" magenta flowers with evergreen foliage. Zone 4-9.

Fire Spinner
Ground cover with daisy-like mass of fiery orange, with hot pink centers, flowers.  Rock gardens. Zones 5-10.

Jewel Desert Garnet
Rich red outer petals segue to magenta hubs.


DELPHINIUM

(Larkspur) 

Zones 3-7

A distinct class of perennials noted for their tall, stately, and dignified appearance.  They are best grown in the cooler regions of the country.
Their height requires staking to support the soft hollow stems.

Blue Mirror
Zone 3-7.  Vivid deep blue flowers on sturdy stems.  Blooms in the spring in full sun.  12-18"x18-24".

grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly
14" early summer.   Compact habit with serrated leaves.  1½ inch deep blue flowers.

Desante Blue
3'.  Blue with white center.  Early bloomer.

New millennium Dwarf Stars
2½'. Mixture of pinks and purples.  Strong stems.

Pink Punch
3-5'. The deepest pink and very hardy, this plant has strong, broad spikes of frilled flowers with a white, brown or pink striped bee.

Purple Passion
4-5'. Large incised leaves are the setting for intense purple spikes with a white striped bee that may not require staking.


DIANTHUS

(Pinks and Hybrid Cultivars) 

Zones 3-9

Red Beauty
Beautiful red blooms. Repeat flowering. Heat tolerant and compact.  Rock gardens, edging.  Zones 4-9.  5-7".

Starburst
Cherry red & light pink flowers in an art deco design. Borders, containers.  Zones 4. 7".

Apple Slice
10".  Fragrant, velvety red, double blossoms have pale pink to white centers on each petal.

Firewitch
7-8".  Fragrant, magenta pink blooms over low, silvery blue mats of foliage. Reblooms in the fall.

Frosty Fire
6" Double, Chinese lacquered blooms explode above mounds of blue-green evergreen leaves.


DICENTRA

(Bleeding Heart) 

Zones 3-9
Dicentra can do well in the sun provided they have sufficient moisture.

Alba
Same characteristics as 'spectabilis' but flowers are all white.

Burning Hearts
Zones 3-9.  Rose red, heart-shaped flowers that produce all season.
 Blue/green Fern-like foliage 10" mound.

Fire Island
12-15".  More vigorous and disease resistant, with heavier crop of magenta red blooms. 

Gold Heart
18-24".  Old-fashioned variety with radiant yellow foliage and arching sprays of large pink and white blossoms.

King of Hearts
8" spring.  Zones 5-9.  A cross between D. peregrina from Japan and D. formosa subsp. oregana and D. eximia.  Very lovely, finely cut soft grayish green foliage and rosy pink heartshaped flowers create a soft, delicate display that doesn't know when to stop blooming.   Flowers throughout the summer. 

Luzuriant
Fern-leaved bleeding heart is an everblooming plant with dark reddish pink heart-shaped blossoms.  Sun and heat tolerant.  Does not go dormant with adequate moisture.  12-15".   Zones 3-9

Spectabilis
Zone 3-9.  This old-fashioned native produces a large mass of arching sprays with large, puffy heart-shaped, rose pink flowers with white tips.  Goes dormant late August.  30-36".

Spectabilis Alba
30".  Old-fashioned variety with puffy heart-shaped, white flowers.

Valentine
Old-fashioned form but bright red puffy blooms with a white tip.
Goes dormant in summer.  30".


DICTAMNUS

(Gas Plant) 

Zones 3-7

Excellent specimen or background plant in the perennial border Once placed, it is best left undisturbed as it does not transplant well.


Albiflorus
28-32". Long-live, deer resistant, strong tall stems carry white flowers.
Forms bushy clump of dark green aromatic leaves. Star-shaped pods(dried arrangements)

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February 23, 2018