Another day, another award-winning perennial that takes me outside my foliage-gardening comfort zone. This time, it is Agastache 'Blue Fortune'. And I bought and planted a pair in the original IB2DWs bed in front of the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grasses that make up the back border. Just like with others...I know OF Agastache. But, a quick spin online sold me on Blue Fortune. From Bluestone : Oodles of soft lavender-blue flowers are held over large deep-green, minty licorice-scented foliage. Unique bottle-brush like flowers of Agastache are very attractive. Leaves feature silver undersides. Exceptional performance in the sun-drenched garden. Low maintenance, tolerates heat and drought once established. Butterflies and hummingbirds love to sample the nectar rich blooms. 2004 Great Plant Picks award winner. Done and done. I took the two they had. And put them in the IB2DWs bed amongst the Creeping Jenny and All Gold Hakenchloa Forest Grasses. I'm posting this in N
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A few days after my last post about new flowers, I'm picking back up on fall planting list - with something way, way, way out of my comfort zone: Echinacea. I have no coneflowers. I have little sun, but that's not the point. I've been way out of my element with echinacea with little understanding of the entire world. But, let's get uncomfortable, right? I found and bought one (a single...yes...I know...that's a mistake) Pow Wow Wild Berry Coneflower. I saw this on the side of the container: And went online. Walters Garden sold me with these details : This variety is incredibly impressive for a seed grown Echinacea. It’s no surprise that it is a 2010 All America Selections winner. In our trials, we noted how floriferous the plants were. Each stocky, relatively short plant carried a bouquet of fragrant, 3-4”, deep purple-pink to near-magenta flowers on stiff, branched stems. More branches result in more flowers per plant and a showier display in the landscape.