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Iris x robusta ‘Gerald Darby’ Iris x robusta is a designation for a hybrid of two native American irises, Iris versicolor and Iris virginica. ‘Gerald Darby’ is noted for its violet-blue flowers and dusky purple spring foliage. This plant is touted for its use in sunny sites near ponds, water gardens and moist borders. Purple flowers with yellow-splashed sepals (falls) appeared on purplish-black stems. Flowering began in early June and persisted for about two weeks. One evaluator recommended removing the spent flowers in midsummer.
Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’ Burgundy/ maroon pin cushion-like blooms averaging 1" across. Flowers heavily end of May through June then sporadically until frost. Deadheading promotes repeat blooms and tidies up overall appearance. Very attractive when in bloom. Foliage presents with neat clean, silvery green basal mounds round out as the season progresses. Evaluators agreed this plant can look a little ratty at times due to its loose habit. No disease or pest problems.
Lobelia ‘Monet Moment’ Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower) is a native perennial that grows in moist locations along streams, springs, swamps, ditches and in low wooded areas. Lobelia ‘Monet Moment’ is a newer cultivar that boasts large heads of rich pink-violet flowers on plants that are generally 24 to 36 inches tall by 12 to 18 inches wide.
Phlox divaricata ‘Plum Perfect’ Plum Perfect’s flowers area a lavender- plum purple with a darker red purple eye zone blooming Late May into June. The flowers have a slight vanilla fragrance and attract butterflies. The foliage on this Woodland Phlox is a fine textured medium to dark green. Burgundy tones come up in cooler spring or fall weather.
Stachys officinalis ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ Stachys officinalis is also known by the common names betony and bishop’s wort.It’s native habitat is Europe and Asia.