Every Month the staff at ShrubBucket will choose a dozen items from their availability list that they personally love and use in their own gardens. This is a great way for us to recommend plants that we think have outstanding attributes and grow well in our area. Plus they're on sale!
Staff Picks for July
Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass - #1
Pennisetum alopecuroides Little BunnyA cute, cuddly little edger for the front of the border or rock garden. Use with the other fountain grasses for a cunning repetition. Blooms in August to October.Plant DetailsZone: 5-8Mature Size: 12-in High x -in WideContainer: #1Availability and quality confirmed as of Tuesday, July 18 2017
Caradonna Meadow Sage - #2
Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'A strong bloomer, 'Caradonna' features a bevy of violet-purple flowers starting in June. These flowers are strung along a multitude of spikes held above fragrant foliage made even more attractive by the glowing purple color of the spikes and stems themselves lending a color intensity that makes this plant even more o...
Sunny Knockout Rose - #3
Rosa Knockout 'Sunny'(Northern Hardy)Welcome the first non-pink or red flower color to the Knockout Rose family to your garden! It will stand out because of its color, there's no doubt about that, but it will also stand out because of it's extreme vigor, outstanding disease resistance and a bloom that will make your heart melt. Loads of buds t...
Obsidian Coral Bells - 8``
Heuchera 'Obsidian'You've never seen a Coral Bells like this with the deepest, darkest, almost black colored foliage that will leave you gasping with delight. This plant's foliage emerges in early spring with a glossy, deep maroon hue and quickly fills in to form a dense, spreading mound of foliage that stays dark throughout the growing season...
Freya Bellflower - 8``
Campanula 'Freya'Wickedly hardy and attractive, This Bellflower concentrates its blooming power on stem ending stalks of color that make the plant look far more blue than green when in bloom. Deep green foliage forms a dense rosette of leaves in the early spring and tops itself with loads of buds by early to mid May. These buds open by late Ma...
Hidcote Hypericum - #3
Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote'Treat this like an herbaceous perennial and cut it back each year. Has large, single, lemon-yellow flowers throughout the entire plant which are somewhat fragrant. Peak flowering time is in late June, but will continue throughout the entire summer.Plant DetailsZone: 5-8Mature Size: 2-3ft High x 3-4ft WideCurrent Size...
Hidcote Lavender - #1
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'A dense, full plant with fragrant deep lavender flowers and grayish green, needle-like fragrant foliage. Plant in groups in very well-drained soil.Plant DetailsZone: 5-8Mature Size: 15-18in High x 2-3ft WideContainer: #1Availability and quality confirmed as of Tuesday, July 18 2017
Hillside Black Beauty Snakeroot - 8``
Actaea (Cimicifugia) racemosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'Intriguing, nearly black, deep purple foliage along with a statuesque garden form make this a plant that demands attention. 'Hillside Black Beauty' was found at Hillside Gardens in Norfolk, CT and is the darkest foliaged Cimicifuga out there and, even better, this foliage does not fade as su...
Orange Dream Japanese Maple - #3
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'This compact and upright growing Japanese Maple could be characterized as a large shrub or small tree but it will always be characterized as stunning no matter what category it falls into! With striking orange-yellow foliage, this Japanese Maple is a real stand out right from the early spring as leaves emerge golden...
Tamukeyama Threadleaf Weeping Japanese Maple - #5
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'Great texture and great leaf color combine to make this one of the most desired threadleaf Japanese Maples. With low, spreading form, 'Tamukeyama's' highly cut foliage holds its deep purple color all season and makes a perfect specimen for any landscape.Plant DetailsZone: 5-8Mature Size: 6-8ft High x 8-9ft W...
Baby Cakes Thornless Blackberry - #2
Rubus 'Baby Cakes'Baby Cakes is a dwarf, thornless blackberry perfect for container gardening with its compact habit. Spring and early summer bring bright white flowers. In summer, large, sweet berries present on top of the plant in a fireworks-like spray of fruit. The plant has a somewhat round shape with upright growth reaching 3-4' in heigh...
Japanese Stewartia - #7
Stewartia pseudocamelliaThis Cary Award winner is a spectacular landscape plant with 2 to 2.5" diameter flowers in July, astounding multi-colored exfoliating bark, and superb reddish-purple fall color. Easy to grow and pest-free.Plant DetailsZone: 5-8Mature Size: 20-25ft High x 10-15ft WideCurrent Size: 3-4'Container: #7Availability and quality ...