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.

Ceratostigma Plumbago Ceratostigma or Plumbago 
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 Frosty Fire 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.
Dicentra or Bleeding Heart Gold Heart
Bright yellow folage sports  arching sprays of large pink and white heart-shaped blossoms. Goes dormant in very hot weather. 18-24 inches tall.
 Coneflower Pow Wow 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.
 Gaillardia Arizona Apricot Gaillardia  or Blanket Flower Arizona Apricot
A soft color pallet and compact habit. Large 3 in apricot flowers with yellow tips and a darker orange center cover the uniform mound almost 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 'Island Breeze' Hosta Island Breeze
Wide green margins contrast with bright yellow centers in spring. Centers turn chartruese in shade but stay yellow with some sun. Showy red stems. 12 inches.
 Huechera Caramel Heuchera or Coral Bells Caramel
Vigorous growth and dense robust habit. Leaves range in color from apricot to amber depending on light and temperature. 12 inches.
 Shasta Daisy 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.
Black-Eyed 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 Dimensions 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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