1. In Focus: Hyacinthoides Excelsior

    In Focus: Hyacinthoides Excelsior

    Eager, prolific naturalizers, Hyacinthoides hispanica Excelsior has over a dozen pendant, 3/4", bell-shaped, blue-violet flowers with darker marine-blue midveins on 12" to 15" stems.
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  2. In Focus: Peony Raspberry Sundae

    In Focus: Peony Raspberry Sundae

    Another one of our top five favorite Herbaceous Peonies for both garden display and cut flower arrangements is Raspberry Sundae. It's a must-grow for decades of beautiful, fragrant perfection.
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  3. In Focus: Peony Festiva maxima

    In Focus: Peony Festiva maxima

    While we love all herbaceous Peonies, we're convinced that Festiva maxima would show up on every horticulturist's top ten, no, make that top five, list of all-time favorites for display and cutting gardens.
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  4. In Focus: Triandrus Narcissus Thalia

    In Focus: Triandrus Narcissus Thalia

    Blithe, snow-white Triandrus Narcissus Thalia has been a perennial favorite since 1916 when she was registered in the Netherlands. Thalia has two to three, pendant, star-shaped flowers per stem.
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  5. In Focus: Muscari aucheri Blue Magic

    In Focus: Muscari aucheri Blue Magic

    Muscari aucheri Blue Magic is truly a magical gift from Mother Nature. It is incredible how this tiny little bulb can produce such delicate, intricate, fragrant flowers and such a huge spring show.
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  6. In Focus: Fragrant Orienpet Lilies

    In Focus: Fragrant Orienpet Lilies

    Adored for their magnificent presence in display beds and abundant cut-flower arrangements, Orienpet Lilies contribute spectacular color and form, statuesque height and cherished fragrance to mid-summer gardens.
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  7. In Focus: Chinese Trumpet Lilies

    In Focus: Chinese Trumpet Lilies

    It is hard to imagine that such an impressive, huge, statuesque plant can emerge so effortlessly from a bulb (but a mere fraction of its size) planted last fall. It is hard to imagine any genuine summer garden without them.
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  8. In Focus: Green Tulip China Town

    In Focus: Green Tulip China Town

    Green Tulip China Town makes spring worth waiting for. It noses its way into the world as the sun strengthens and the ground really warms up, after most of the early and mid-season bloomers have faded
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  9. In Focus: Camassia Blue Heaven

    In Focus: Camassia Blue Heaven

    Pale blue perennials are uncommon, so when we find one that we adore, we have to share it with you. Pale blue flowers among verdant green hostas, ferns and early summer perennial foliage creates a relaxing sanctuary.
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  10. In Focus: Camassia leichtlinii careulea

    In Focus: Camassia leichtlinii careulea

    One of the most widely used varieties of Camassia in Dutch show gardens, deer-resistant Camassia leichtlinii caerulea has six-petaled, deep lavender-blue flowers with little yellow-green centers.
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  11. In Focus: Allium Globemaster

    In Focus: Allium Globemaster

    Our love affair with Allium Globemaster continues unabated~there is nothing about it that we don't adore. It is the best tall globe-shaped Allium ever. It is healthy, strong and magnificently purple in luxurious shades of aster-violet that seems to change color in blazing sunshine or evening dusk
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  12. In Focus: Allium bulgaricum

    In Focus: Allium bulgaricum

    Although we've kept it nestled among its Allium cousins, this unusual and prized variety is currently classified as Nectaroscordum siculum ssp. bulgaricum
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  13. In Focus: Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation

    In Focus: Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation

    Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation is one of the best deals on the planet. First: It is deer- and rodent-resistant. Second: It is a really good perennial, even a good naturalizer.
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