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2018 August Newsletter

Cool Plants

We have a huge perennial selection and the aquatic plants are looking lush and beautiful!

Here are several plants that we have in stock and are looking great in the garden right now. Want to know more about these plants? Visit our plant database.

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hummingbird mintAgastache ‘Tango’

You’ll love the charming bi-colored flowery spikes of fiery orange and a hint of blue. And so will the hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees it attracts. A distinctive addition for any border. Drought tolerant and easy to grow in any garden soil.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Once established in the garden, needs only occasional watering. In containers, water when top 2″ of soil is dry.

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Lobelia Cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’

Queen Victoria has bright crimson-red flowers that are highly attractive to hummingbirds, and lovely burgundy foliage. Goldfinches are said to enjoy the seeds produced after flowering. Hopefully they’ll leave some so the plant can self-seed itself, giving you more plants. Best when grown in Prefers Wet Soil in sun to partial shade. Perennial lobelias benefit from being divided every year or two. This plant flowers later in the summer.

  • Light Need: Full Shade to Partial Sun
  • Water Need: Well-drained soil

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water lilyWater Lilies

Water lilies can be grown in a tub on the patio or in ponds of any size. They grow from tubers planted in pots beneath the water and send up stems with rounded leaves and star-shaped blossoms that float on the surface. Hardy lilies are dependable and easy to plant — a good choice for the beginner. Daytime bloomers, they blossom in the morning and close after sunset, lasting three or four days before sinking beneath the surface.

  • Light Need: Full to Partial Sun
  • Water Need: Marginal, shallow water plant

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Heuchera ‘Dolce Cinnamon Curls’

‘Cinnamon Curls’ forms a tidy, compact, rounded mound of glossy, leathery, dissected leaves with ruffled edges. They are a unique blend of coppery orange, red, and purple tones on the top and brilliant magenta red on the undersides of the leaves. This new variety is prized for its foliage.

  • Light Need: Part Sun to Full Shade
  • Water Need: Well-drained soil

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Coneflower 'Double Scoop Mandarin'Coneflower ‘Double Scoop Mandarin’

Echinacea, a North American genus in the Daisy family, produces big, bright flowers from late June until frost. Plants thrive in average soils, withstand hot, dry conditions, and shrug off cold. Blooms last well cut or dried, and the seeds in the large cone at the heart of the flower head provide nourishment for birds.

  • Light Need: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water Need: Well-drained soil

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Pontederia Dilatata ‘Royal Pickerel’

Tall, upright plant that makes a beautiful addition to the pond or water garden. Produces intense blue flower spikes that continue all summer long. Mature size of 3 to 6 feet. Produces intense blue flower spikes that continue all summer long. Beautiful addition to the pond or water garden.

  • Light Need: Full Sun
  • Water Need: Marginal, Prefers Wet Soil

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Rick Perry installed his first pond in his parents garden when he was only 15 years old! Ponds were built out of concrete back then. His parents still own that home and the original pond has been expanded and rebuilt twice, as the technology in pond liners, pumps, and filters continued to evolve. Rick’s love of water in the garden never went away and for over 16 years he continued to install ponds in his own homes and those of his friends and family. After someone suggested that Rick could make a living off of doing what he loved, Falling Water Designs was born. Rick has been involved in the water garden industry longer than there has been a water garden industry. He is very excited by the continuing innovations that are making it possible for every homeowner to enjoy a low maintenance, affordable water feature in the garden. Rick has been interviewed and featured in Koi World Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Water Features for Every Garden by Helen Nash.