Trudy’s Tried and Terrific

Trudys Tried and Terrific

Trudy’s Tried and Terrific have stood the test of time. These are popular plants that have survived the introduction of countless new varieties. They are dependable, long-blooming, low maintenance super stars.

Plumbago Ceratostigma or Plumbago or Leadwort
An excellent ground cover with loads of late summer interest. Sky blue flowers begin in mid summer and persist until a hard frost. Green summer foliage slowly matures to brilliant bronze-red by fall.
 Coreopsis Zagreb Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’
Golden-yellow flowers on a bushy yet airy clump of fine, needle-like foliage. Blooms  all summer if occasionally trimmed back. Deer resistant. Full sun.
 Dianthus 'Shooting Star' Dianthus or Pinks ‘Frosty Fire’
Attractive blue-green foliage, a compact mounding habit and flowers that bloom most of the summer and again in the fall. Requires good drainage, 6-7 inches tall.
 Coneflower Pow Wow Wildberry Echinacea or Coneflower ‘Pow Wow Wildberry’
Pow Wow Wildberry is the new standard in dwarf purple coneflower. Pow Wow is smothered with bright pink-purple daisy flowers all summer. It is compact, well-branched, has clean foliage and stands 18-24 inches tall.
 Wand Flower 'Crimson Butterflies' Gaura or Wandflower ‘Crimson Butterflies’
A real hummingbird magnet with loads of hot pink flowers held on bright red stems. Blooms all summer. Easy to grow and great in a patio pot. Nicknamed wand flower because flowers are held upon wispy wands that dance in the breeze. Must have good drainage.
 Gaillardia 'Mesa Yellow' Gaillardia ‘Mesa Yellow’
Mesa yellow gaillardia is a uniform compact plant with a strong upright habit. Plants have 2-3 inch non-fading bright yellow blossoms all summer. Heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant.
 Daylily Going-Bananas Hemerocallis or Daylily ‘Going Bananas’
You’ll go bananas for this daylily with its large lemon-yellow flowers that bloom almost continually until early fall. Each stalk can have 10-15 blooms!  Plants are 18-22 inches tall.
 Hosta 'June' Hosta ‘June’
An oldie but a goodie. Wide blue green margins with chartreuse centers in spring. The centers fade to gold in summer. Lavender flowers.15 inches.
 Coral Bells Georgia Peach Heuchera or Coral Bells ‘Georgia Peach’
Glowing peach colored leaves measure up to 8 inches wide. Creamy white flowers. 14 inches tall.
 Shasta Daisy May Leucanthemum or Shasta Daisy ‘Daisy May’
The best new short shasta daisy on the market!  Compact, sturdy, forms a dome of  solid white flowers. 3 inch single pure white flowers, 20 inches tall. Blooms right up until frost. Butterfly magnet.
 Switch Grass Cheyenne Sky Panicum or Switch Grass ‘Cheyenne Sky’
A petite red switch grass. Ideal for containers. But hardy and forms a tight vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that turns wine red in early-mid summer. 2-3 ft. Deer resistant. A native cultivar.
 Black Eye Susan Little Goldstar Rudbekia or Black- Eyed Susan ‘Little Goldstar’
The best new dwarf Black-Eyed Susan available.  Forms a compact, dome-shaped clump of golden yellow flowers. Just 14-16 inches tall. Looks great in a pot.
 Salvia New Dimension Blue Salvia ‘New Dimensions Blue’
Bright purple-blue flowers on strong upright stems. Forms a compact 14-18 inch mound. Heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant.


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