People are always amazed that we have a Hardy Hibiscus that will come back year after year and is hardy for South Dakota. Giant tropical type flowers bloom in August and September, filling in those bare spots in the late summer garden. Give these plenty of water and you will be rewarded with literally 100's of blooms from one plant!
Our gerber varieties of Garvinea are starting to put out some flowers. You will remember that these are the ones that are better performers in our hot South Dakota weather and will not shut down flowering when it gets warm.
Like no other - a coneflower the exact color of a ripe cantaloupe! Fragrant, long lasting anemone-type blooms show off atop strong, non-floppy stems. Superior branching creates a full yet compact shape. This hardy perennial is perfect for a border or cutting garden, and tolerates drought when established.
A well-mannered Obedient Plant that does not aggressively run like others do. Tall stems with glossy, dark green leaves are topped with pure white flowers. A choice plant for perennial borders and containers.
This unique bi-color African daisy adds a long season of bright color with sunny yellow petals framing beautiful blue eyes. Compact, mounding form is perfect in patio containers and mass color plantings, or mixed perennial borders. Evergreen in frost-free areas.
The fast-growing plants bloom freely all season in landscapes and containers without cutting back, and tolerate both heat and cooler conditions very well. Flower-filled plants grow a little more mounded than original Wave, with a more controlled spread.
Plumbago is a bit of a sleeper plant in the garden: It just sits there all spring and summer, then suddenly erupts into color in late July or early August. The show starts with a display of attractive true-blue flowers that sit daintily upon the foliage. Once the blooms begin to appear, they continue on and off until hard frost.
Exceptionally large blooms held on strong stems above a compact mound of dark green, trouble-free foliage that lasts well into autumn. Masses of yellow petals have a nearly translucent quality, perfectly forming a formal double flower with a light and very pleasant fragrance. Hybridized by Don Smith, a leading Itoh Peony breeder.
Very large, bright yellow double blossoms with a slight red center stain stand above the lush, dark green, deeply dissected foliage. Flowers have a pleasant, slightly spicy scent. An especially vigorous plant, the sturdy flower stems require no staking. Herbaceous perennial.
Huge, double pink blooms are displayed on the bold, erect stems of this clumping perennial. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or use in perennial or shrub borders. Stunning in floral arrangements. Deciduous.
Huge, double carmine-red blooms are displayed on the bold, erect stems of this clumping perennial. Excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or use in perennial or shrub borders. Choice cut flowers. American Peony Society award recipient. Deciduous.
Diamantina is an exceptional, free-flowering clematis with 4-6" pom-pom-like blue double flowers, each lasting up to 4 weeks. Repeat flowering throughout summer.
We've got some over achievers on the calibrachoa list for this year. Make sure to add the "Aloha" series to your shopping list for spring. They have gorgeous flowers with vigorous green foliage that will be power houses in your containers this season.
This incredible daylily is a must-have for your sunny landscape. Its gigantic, ruby red blossoms measure up to 9” across. Long petals open wide to display the radiating golden yellow throat. This is a taller daylily that works best in the middle to back of the border where it is sure to make a huge visual impact.
Bubblegum pink blossoms are accentuated by dark pink eyes on this aptly named Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox. The most mildew resistant phlox to date, Bubblegum Pink will bring months of tantalizing color and delicious fragrance to the summer garden. In addition to the beautiful color, it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds as an added bonus to your summer garden.
Grape-colored blooms have striking red eyes on the Grape Lollipop™ Phlox. The most mildew resistant phlox to date, Grape Lollipop will bring months of tantalizing color and delicious fragrance to the summer garden.
A fantastic little perennial to edge a border or accent a rock garden. Low foliage mounds bear cheerful daisy-like flowers, even in hot, humid summers. Great in containers. This is a compact form of a wildflower native to the southern U.S. Attracts butterflies!
Glossy bronze-red foliage is topped by masses of tubular light pink flowers. Adds rich, contrasting color to beds, borders and mixed containers. Tolerates high heat and humidity. Herbaceous.
Add bold color and drama to flower beds or containers with canna lilies. These easy-care tropical bulbs are prized for their super-sized leaves in bright green, bronze, black, or variegated. Plus, cannas shoot up showy stalks of yellow, red, salmon, orange, pink, or bi-colored blooms in mid to late summer that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Cannas are sun-loving tropical plants that thrive in hot, humid conditions. They have few insect or disease problems and are available in standard forms that can grow 5 feet tall and dwarfs that grow just 2 feet tall. In colder regions, cannas need to be dug up and stored over the winter.
Useful, attractive groundcover for shade under shrubs and along paths. A profusion of raspberry-coral flowers are held on arching sprays above the lush silver-spotted foliage throughout spring. Highly resistant to powdery mildew. Herbaceous perennial.
Tall spikes of indigo blue flowers top compact mounds of soft, green foliage. Butterflies and hummingbirds love it! This showy perennial is excellent for mixed borders, flower beds and patio containers.