Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
|First year flowering perennial|
|Mix of colors from purple, pink, red and orange tones to lighter yellows, creams and whites|
|Well-branched and floriferous|
|All-America Selections Winner, 2013|
|Recipient of Europe’s FleuroSelect Gold Medal award|
|Introduced by Ball Seed/Kieft Seed|
A 2013 All-America Selection Award Winner, and for good reason – they’re durable, easy to grow and gorgeous! A delightful mix of colors from rich purples, pinks, reds and oranges to lighter yellows, creams and whites makes a bold statement in a perennial border, butterfly garden or patio container. Drought tolerant and low maintenance, these coneflowers do not require deadheading to maintain their flower power! The spent blooms turn to seeds, providing winter food for songbirds and architectural interest.
Brilliant colour range is available for the first time from seed. Excellent branching puts more flowers on every plant. First-year flowering in both gallons and quarts. Cheyenne Spirit features sought-after shades of red, orange, purple, scarlet, cream, yellow and white – all now available from economical seed! Excellent genetics bring you extremely well-branched plants for more flowers on every plant – high-impact landscapes and fuller looking containers. This great branching also saves on chemical costs usually required to obtain a quality plant. Suitable for gallons and quarts, Cheyenne Spirit brings opportunities to offer product at various price points for differing market and retailer needs. It is also possible to plant one per quart to separate colours, if desired. This first year-flowering perennial is also suitable for traditional perennial production, making it easy for programmable production based upon grower conditions and methods. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner. A 2013 European and Rest of World Introduction. A 2014 North America introduction
Gaillardia grandiflora – ‘Arizona Red Shades’ Blanket Flower
Arizona ‘Red Shades’ is a recent introduction with dark orange-red flowers. With modest deadheading this selection will bloom all summer thriving in full, hot sun and poor soils. Attractive to butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant
Gaillardia grandiflora – ‘Mesa Peach’ Blanket Flower
Outstanding performers in the landscape or container, the Gaillardia Mesa™ series features well-branched, uniform habits and will flower in the first year. Mesa™ Peach displays intense peach-colored flowers dipped in golden yellow – blooms early and doesn't fade all season!
Available for shipping mid May
Gaillardia grandiflora -‘ Arizona Sun’ Blanket Flower
2005 All-America Selections Winner 10″ tall x 12″ wide. 'Arizona Sun' is one of our finest Gaillardia cultivars with showy three-inch single flowers that are mahogany-red with bright yellow edges. It has better uniformity and more numerous flowers than older varieties and is a remarkable garden performer. Plant in well-drained infertile soils for best results. Deadhead occasionally to keep the flowers coming all summer long
Ratibida columnifera – Mexican Hat Plant
- Fine cut foliage with red and yellow flowers
- Mounding habit
- Does well in dry conditions
Fun, unique flowers dance above mounds of fine green foliage from June until frost. The blooms feature long, prominent cones that give way to wide, reflexed petals in shades of deep reddish-brown, orange, and yellow. This plant is by seed, so there will be variation in the red/yellow ratio in the flowers. A native prairie plant, this dwarf variety of the species performs exceptionally well in heat and dry conditions.
Available for shipping mid May 2017
Ratibida pinnata – Yellow Coneflower
Yellow Coneflower is native to dry prairies and savannas. It has stiff and rough-feeling coarse leaves, and showy yellow flowers which have droopy soft yellow rays. The cone-like green centers eventually change to a dark purple or brown. Many insects are attracted to this plant such as butterflies and bees. It grows and transplants very easily, is drought-tolerant, and makes an excellent cut flower.
Yellow Coneflower grows best in full sun to partial shade, and medium to dry-medium soil conditions. It blooms approximately from July to September.
Rudbeckia subtomentosa – ‘Little Henry’ Dwarf Black-eyed Susan
Sweet coneflower or sweet black-eyed Susan
A shorter version of the popular ‘Henry Eilers’
Delightful quilled yellow petals
Perfect for smaller landscapes
Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries
The most darling little selection of native sweet coneflower you’ll ever see! This is a third shorter than ‘Henry Eilers’; the height has great appeal, but it is the unique petals that draw the most attention. Surrounding the traditional brown-eyed Susan cones are narrow quills that jet out all around it. A wonderfully compact, upright and vigorous introduction from Terra Nova.
Available for shipping mid May
Viola walteri – ‘Silver Gem’ Violet
Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’
Prostrate blue violet
Easily identified by trailing stems and delicate lavender flowers, ‘Silver Gem’ forms a dense, tidy mat of attractive silver foliage. Flowers appear in March and persist into autumn. Our plant trials have proven ‘Silver Gem’ to be exceptionally drought tolerant and happiest in part to full shade. Pot in quarts or gallons for early spring sales.
Prostrate blue violet Interesting Notes
Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and appreciation for plants native to the Piedmont, encouraging their use in gardens and supporting their conservation in nature. Tours, educational programs and plant introductions provide a means for future generations to gain an appreciation of the diversity and landscape potential of plants that comprise the Piedmont flora.
Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’ Growing and Maintenance Tips
Very easy plant, performs wonderfully in gallons and quarts. Remove dead foliage/trailing stems as necessary.