Monday, June 11, 2012
Hey Look! More Plants!
Yesterday I stopped at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines and managed to find a few noble characters. The nursery is wholesale but open to the public on most weekends in the spring/summer. And the winners are...
Agapanthus 'Black Buddha' - The flowers are purple but at least the stems are black
Dahlia 'Black Wizard' - Dark red foliage with intense reddish black flowers
Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' - Incredibly tropical-looking foliage and flowers
Agave geminiflora - Another agave for a container - not entirely hardy unfortunately
Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' - From far away the foliage blends into silvery white.
Asplenium antiquum 'Victoria' - I've been growing several A. scolopendrium plants, which are not only reliably hardy but also look great year-round so I think it's time I branch out into other species.
Eucomis vandermerwei 'Octopus' - A miniature Eucomis with mottled red and green foliage & flowers
Talinum paniculatum 'Limon' - I didn't know this was tender perennial when I bought it, but now that I know I'm sort of not that interested in it anymore.
Polypodium pseudo-aurem 'Virginia Blue' - I've never heard of a blue fern before!
Setcreasea pallida - This is my first attempt at growing this plant - aka Wandering Jew. I've heard it's a marginally hardy perennial. We shall see!