The perennial selection @ Rolling Green Nursery is a combination of tried and true and new introductions that are often improved versions of old favorites. These plants will appear throughout May, June and July in our inventory as they grow on either here in our nursery or from other growers. Sometimes the Pantone color of the year will have an influence on our selections but this year the color is Greenery, a universal symbol of new beginnings, check it out here: Pantone.
*’Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their need to immerse themselves in nature, also known as Biophilia. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally, for instance taking a forest bath, just a fancy term for unplugging and taking a walk in the woods.
What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?
A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.’
New Perennials @ Rolling Green Nursery for 2017
Peony ‘Madame Emile Debatene’ – grows 34” tall, double pink-salmon flowers Z4
Amsonia ‘Storm Cloud’ – 24-30” tall, 36”+ wide, shrubby habit, periwinkle blue flowers on dark stems
Amsonia ‘Georgia Pancake’ – thin foliage, shrubby habit but low enough to be a groundcover, pale blue flowers in the spring, yellow fall foliage, plant with sedums and fall mums for the autumn garden
Baptisia ‘Grape Taffy’ – False Indigo- shrubby compact habit, 24”, with grape purple flowers
Delphinium ‘Diamond Blue’ – This compact bright blue delphinium is 24” tall and long blooming
Delphinium ‘Blue Lace’ – this sky blue beauty grows 5-6’ and will rebloom if deadheaded.
Dianthus – clove pink ‘Angel of Peace’- this little rock garden plant is 6” tall, evergreen, single pink flowers with a burgundy eye.
Heliopsis ‘Burning Hearts’ – grows 2 ft tall, golden yellow daisy flowers with orangey centers, deer resistant, looks like it will be a nice cutflower
Heuchera ‘Black Pearl’- Coral bells- Shiny dark purple/black leaves topped by white and pink flowers, grows 8-10 inches and 24” wide. This plant will perform in sun or shade gardens or in a mixed container or window box planting
German Irises– we have a nice assortment ordered, most are repeat blooming.
Phlox ‘x Minnie Pearl’- blooms before the tall summer paniculatas, grows about 15-20” tall, will spread to about 24” and has white flowers, likes full sun to part shade