Verbena
Verbena 'Blue Princess' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Blue Princess' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This verbena hybrid from England came to us via plant explorer Greg Grant of Texas. The large, blue-purple flower heads (RHS 87A) exude a terrific fragrance...sort of like those expensive QVC perfumes. This is one of the most exciting verbenas in color, fragrance, and foliage I've ever seen...FABULOUS! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01945
$11.00  


Verbena bonariensis (Verbena on a Stick)

Verbena bonariensis (Verbena on a Stick)

SunZone: 7-10 30" tall Origin: S. America
This is the ultimate perennial for both experienced perennial border designers as well as beginning gardeners. The blue-purple (RHS 82A), large marble-sized, branched flower clusters are borne all summer on 30" tall stalks above the narrow see-through foliage. V. bonariensis (Latin for Buenos Aires) is great in the garden or in flower arrangements. In good soils, you will find a few seedlings scattered around the garden making their own combinations! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01144
$11.00  


Verbena 'Fiesta' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Fiesta' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! I'll bet you have never seen anything like this new verbena from Greg Grant. The large, bright pink flowers (RHS 57A) have flecks of purple in each flower that intensify with age. This has proven to be a vigorous grower that flowers continuously from spring through fall. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01146
$11.00  


Verbena 'Homestead Purple' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Homestead Purple' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 6-10 8" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This wonderful verbena was discovered by the Georgia Gang (Dirr and Armitage) at...where else...an old homestead. This vigorous grower is literally covered with medium dark purple flowers backed by clean, dark green foliage all summer...WOW! V. 'Homestead Purple' can leap small plants in a single bound, so be careful to only use it in the proper place...large expanses like service stations and interstate medians, or to cover junked cars. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01150
$11.00  


Verbena 'Mabel's Maroon' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Mabel's Maroon' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! I picked up this hot little number on a recent trip to Texas (don't tell my wife). Verbena 'Mabel's Maroon' is one of the most unique colors we have seen in a verbena...sort of a fluorescent maroon (RHS 71A). You can easily imagine this Texas verbena's tolerance to intense heat and sun. Expect heavy flowering from mid-spring into early fall. "Mabel" does not have the vigor of Verbena 'Homestead Purple' and therefore may be easier to use in combination with other plants. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03539
$11.00  


Verbena 'Mystic' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Mystic' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10, at least 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! We are pleased to introduce a new hardy verbena that first appeared here as a hybrid seedling between Verbena 'Blue Princess' and Verbena tenuisecta 'Michelle'. The result is an airy, amazingly vigorous cutleaf verbena that is topped, virtually all year, with light lavender flower clusters (RHS 87C). I should qualify "vigorous," in that it is nothing like the often-voracious Verbena 'Homestead Purple'. If you're looking for a great garden performer, I think you will be pleased with Verbena 'Mystic'. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04793
$11.00  


Verbena peruviana (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena peruviana (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 6-10 1" tall Origin: Argentina, Brazil
This verbena species is a very low grower, perfect for a sunny rock wall. In 2002, we saw this growing in the wild at the base of the Argentine tree cactus in the dry mountains of northern Argentina. V. peruviana has tiny leaves and is smothered with brilliant, true red flowers (RHS 45A) from spring through summer. More water...more flowers. You will need sunglasses when you look at this one too long...very bright! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01154
$11.00  


Verbena 'Princess Bride' (Princess Bride Verbena)

Verbena 'Princess Bride' (Princess Bride Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10, at least 12" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! We were shocked to find that our Verbena 'Blue Princess' engaged in an after-hours unprotected liaison, not far from the nearby Juniper Level Baptist Church. Not only does the princess's offspring have good blood, but it's also a stellar performer. Our original clump reaches 1' in height to 3-4' in width and is topped from June until frost with 2" flower heads of medium pink (RHS 66D), lightly fragrant flowers, each highlighted with a dark maroon center (RHS 74A). There were other offspring from the rendezvous, but so far, no others have measured up to the royal family standards. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06646
$11.00  


Verbena 'Snowflurry' (Snowflurry Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Snowflurry' (Snowflurry Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 5-8 12" tall Origin: USA
(formerly sold as V. canadensis 'White') This is the most popular verbena we have ever offered! This semi-upright, white-flowered verbena is a virtual flowering machine. Our plant has not been out of flower in the last 2 years, with the heaviest flowering in spring and fall...it also comes true from seed. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01148
$11.00  


Verbena 'Summer Blaze' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Summer Blaze' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! (syn. Verbena 'Clear Red') If you want to add a nice red accent to the perennial border, here is the plant for you. Verbena 'Summer Blaze' keeps flowering and flowering and flowering...well, you get the picture. You will love the brilliant, clear-red flowers (RHS 45A) on this vigorous verbena. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01155
$11.00  


Verbena tenera 'Sissinghurst' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena tenera 'Sissinghurst' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 3" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Verbena canadensis 'Rosea', Verbena 'St. Paul', Verbena 'Texas Tuff Pink') This has long been recognized as one of the finest verbenas for a summer show. The narrow, cutleaf foliage spreads rapidly to make a 3-4' mound in one season. From early spring until frost, it is topped with hundreds of coral pink flowers (RHS 57A)...a true lover of hot weather. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01159
$11.00  


Verbena tenuisecta 'Decked Out' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena tenuisecta 'Decked Out' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This amazing verbena appeared as a seedling near our back deck; hence, the name. Verbena 'Decked Out' has sailed through our miserable winters in great shape and rewards us with a constant show of rich, fluorescent purple flowers all summer. The non-aggressive habit makes it perfect for fun "plant marriages." Oh sorry, I forgot the courts ruled that those weren't legal, but they can still cohabitate in all states except South Carolina. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05423
$11.00  


Verbena tenuisecta 'Tatted Lace' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena tenuisecta 'Tatted Lace' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 3" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! (formerly Verbena tenuisecta 'White') This vigorous cutleaf verbena loves hot weather. The cutleaf foliage spreads rapidly, topped with lacy white flowers from spring through summer. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01115
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Verbena 'Texas Appleblossom' (Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Texas Appleblossom' (Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This is a Texas selection of verbena from our friend Greg Grant. This vigorous, long-flowering verbena has large flowers of cotton candy-pink (RHS 57C/D) with a contrasting, dramatic white eye. This is the first verbena to grab the attention of visitors. The flowers fade from bright pink to white, creating a stunning effect. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01327
$11.00  


Verbena 'Tie Dye' (Tie Dye Perennial Verbena)

Verbena 'Tie Dye' (Tie Dye Perennial Verbena)

SunZone: 7b-10 6" tall Origin: USA Hybrid
NEW! Verbena 'Tie Dye' is the latest verbena creation from Texas plantsman, Greg Grant. The mauvy-lavender flowers are each surrounded by a wide white border...unlike any verbena I've ever seen. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08953
$11.00  


Verbesina
Verbesina microptera (Mexican Winged Crown-Beard)

Verbesina microptera (Mexican Winged Crown-Beard)

SunZone: 7-9 120" tall Origin: Mexico
Do you need something bold in your garden and can't afford a bronze of Dennis Rodman? Try a Mexican verbesina. This steroidal version of our small-stature US native was collected by Yucca Do in Mexico (coll #T72-75). After years of trials, we have been thrilled with its performance. Each 10' tall giant is composed of amazing, thick, green, heavily-winged stems that are clothed with 15" long, mitten-like leaves...reason enough to grow this gem. In late October, these massive clumps are topped with 1' wide clusters of small, bright yellow daisies that are deliciously fragrant. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04731
$13.00  


Vernonia
Vernonia altissima 'Jonesboro Giant' (Jonesboro Giant Ironweed)

Vernonia altissima 'Jonesboro Giant' (Jonesboro Giant Ironweed)

SunZone: 5-9, at least 144" tall Origin: USA    alternate image
Open House/Web-Only! Driving through Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 2000, I spotted this selection of giant ironweed. Most of the clones had fallen over due to their height and flower head weight, but I finally spotted a clone that stayed wonderfully upright. Cuttings were taken, and we are pleased to report it has also remained vertical in our garden trials. Vernonia 'Jonesboro Giant' forms a clump of 10-12' tall stems, clothed in dark green leaves and topped with large clusters of dark purple flowers starting in mid-August. The giant clumps sway a bit in the breeze, but so does the Sears Tower. Warning lights may be required in some jurisdictions...please check local flight path maps. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06548
$15.00  


Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy' (Narrow-leaf Ironweed)

Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy' (Narrow-leaf Ironweed)

SunZone: 5-8 48" tall Origin: USA
(aka: V. a. A2GA-003B) In 1998, I found this wonderful selection of the southeast native (NC to Mississippi), Vernonia angustifolia, growing on a grit outcrop in Turner Co., Georgia. Despite being discovered and named by the famed plant explorer Andre Micheaux more than 200 years ago, it is surprisingly absent in horticulture. The robust 4' tall stalks of narrow, green amsonia-like leaves are topped, starting in late August, with 8" wide, branched, airy flower heads of dark purple flowers. This clone holds its large flower heads upright better than any of the others we have trialed. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06206
$15.00  


Vernonia lettermannii (Late Night With Ironweed)

Vernonia lettermannii (Late Night With Ironweed)

SunZone: 4-9 24" tall Origin: USA
This fascinating ironweed hails from Arkansas and Oklahoma where it can be found in rocky soils and on rock outcrops. Imagine taking an Amsonia hubrichtii, shrinking it to 2' tall x 2' wide, shearing it into a round ball, then topping it with hundreds of purple flowers in August and early September and you have Vernonia lettermannii. We grow this in our hot, dry scree garden, where it has caused visitors to lust in their hearts. We give in...here it is. This rare native was named for the late botanist George Letterman, who, as best we can determine, never had his own television show. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06670
$12.00  


Veronica
Veronica longifolia 'Eveline' PP 14,888, PVR (Eveline Speedwell)

Veronica longifolia 'Eveline' PP 14,888, PVR (Eveline Speedwell)

SunZone: 4-7 20" tall Origin: Hybrid
NEW! From Holland's Anthonius Adrianus Maria Oudshoorn comes this new Veronica longifolia selection that forms a compact 1' wide clump of green foliage, topped from July-September with an abundance of 20" spikes of violet flowers (RHS 83B). Veronica 'Eveline' has been simply superb in our heat tolerance trials. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07472
$12.00  


Veronica repens 'Sunshine' (Sunshine Dwarf Veronica)

Veronica repens 'Sunshine' (Sunshine Dwarf Veronica)

Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7-9, possibly colder 1" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This 1996 introduction from Dick and Judith Tyler of Pine Knot Farms is one of our favorite plants...and that's saying a lot. From a seed packet of Verbena repens, Judith selected this bright gold seedling. The flat...read my lips...carpet of tiny gold leaves resembles baby tears instead of a veronica. We have used Veronica 'Sunshine' as a groundcover in both sun and light shade as long as the soil doesn't get too dry...great for brightening an area. Occasional tiny purple spikes adorn the mat...you will love it! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01808
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Veronica spicata 'Glory' PP 18,932 (Glory Speedwell)

Veronica spicata 'Glory' PP 18,932 (Glory Speedwell)

SunZone: 3-8a 15" tall Origin: Europe
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Verbena 'Royal Candles') In our trials, this 2001 introduction has impressed both us and our garden visitors. From Heather and Mike Philpott in the UK comes this amazing hybrid unlike any veronica we have grown. The 3" tall, tight clumping, rock garden-sized plants are topped, starting in May, with dozens of thin but sturdy 15" tall flower spikes (resembling those anorexic runway models). The spikes begin opening with blue-purple flowers at the base and move steadily upward like a lit fuse, ending their flowering cycle at the uppermost tip in mid-October...yes, that's five months of flowering! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04359
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Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (Georgia Blue Speedwell)

Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (Georgia Blue Speedwell)

Sun to Light ShadeZone: 4-8, guessing 4" tall Origin: Europe, Asia
(aka: V. peduncularis) This exciting groundcover veronica was discovered in 1979 in the Republic of Georgia and named by England's Roy Lancaster. It was misidentified as V. peduncularis, due to an incorrectly identified Kew herbarium sheet. So, now you know the rest of the story. V. umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' features very small, dark-green, rounded foliage (glossy purple in winter) that lies flat on the ground, making a nice mat...not weedy. In late winter and early spring, February through April, the foliage is nearly hidden by an abundance of medium-blue flowers...very special for the spring garden...great planted with daffodils. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01170
$11.00  


Vinca
Vinca minor '24 Carat' PP 20,289 (Golden Vinca Minor)

Vinca minor '24 Carat' PP 20,289 (Golden Vinca Minor)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 4-8, at least 4" tall Origin: Europe, Asia    alternate image
Open House/Web-Only! This new discovery at Georgia's Itsaul Plants occurred as a branch mutation on typical Vinca minor where the new foliage emerges bright gold, before fading to green. Vinca '24 Carat' is slightly less vigorous than its green counterpart, but adds a nice brightness to the woodland garden as the new growth emerges. The groundcover is topped with light blue flowers in late spring. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08776
$12.00  


Vinca minor 'Illumination' PP 12,132 (Illumination Periwinkle)

Vinca minor 'Illumination' PP 12,132 (Illumination Periwinkle)

Light Shade to ShadeZone: 4-8, at least 2" tall Origin: Europe, Asia
We are pleased to present what we feel will be the most exciting new evergreen groundcover to hit the market in a decade. This stunning sport of the common V. minor was discovered by Christy Hensler of Washington and evaluated here at Plant Delights. Each brilliant golden leaf is surrounded by a contrasting, dark green edge...both colors hold all year long. For us, V. 'Illumination' has not proven to be aggressive, like most other cultivars of Vinca minor. Within a few years, you will still have a striking patch, topped in spring with typical blue-lavender flowers...you will LOVE it! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03419
$12.00  


Viola
Viola pedata 'Eco Artist Palette' (Bird-foot Violet)

Viola pedata 'Eco Artist Palette' (Bird-foot Violet)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4-8 3" tall Origin: USA
New crop available 9-2-2010 This splendid selection of our US native Viola pedata comes from native plant pioneer, Dr. Don Jacobs of Decatur, Georgia. V. pedata 'Eco Artist Palette' makes a small clump (3" tall x 3" wide) composed of finely dissected leaves that resemble...what else, bird feet. The clumps are topped with pansy-like flowers in April/May, usually with some re-flowering in late summer/early fall. Unlike the typical blue flowers, this selection has two dark blue-purple upper petals, contrasting with three near-white lower petals. At home in a sunny, well-drained rock garden, this is the only viola species in an otherwise weedy genera that we allow in our garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07215
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Washingtonia
Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm)

SunZone: 9-10, at least 1000" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This limited offering was grown from seed shared with us by palm guru Hayes Jackson of Anniston, Alabama. Hayes got these seeds from a plant of the northern Mexico native Washingtonia robusta (normally the less hardy Washingtonia) growing in the Florida panhandle Zone 8a town of Marianna. Hayes says there is a possibility these have some Washingtonia filifera blood. If you are an experimental gardener, don't wait. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07771
$16.00  


Wollemia
Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi Fir)

Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi Fir)

Sun to Part SunZone: 8-10 1200" tall Origin: Australia
Open House/Web-Only! It's still fairly common in botanical circles to discover new species...at least, small annuals and perennials. What David Noble found in 1994, growing on steep sandstone cliffs of the Wollemi National Forest northwest of Sydney, Australia, is anything but normal. This Norfolk island pine relative had been hiding for nearly 2 million years, but not any longer! The dark green plastic-like foliage emerges glaucous and adorns the trees that can reach 100' at maturity. So far, they have proven to be easy-to-grow, surviving both 15 degrees F and 106 degrees F in the ground at Plant Delights. Further north, I can see container specimens decorated for Christmas with seasonal dinosaur ornaments. If you'd like the opportunity to grow a true living fossil, don't delay. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #07951
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Woodsia
Woodsia scopulina var. appalachiana (Eastern Alpine Fern)

Woodsia scopulina var. appalachiana (Eastern Alpine Fern)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8 8" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! (syn: Woodsia appalachiana) From West Virginia west to Oklahoma, the rare East Coast subspecies of Woodsia scopulina can occasionally be found in rocky crevices and adjacent rocky cliffs. We thought we would save you the trouble of trying to find your own. The small, upright, 8" tall deciduous clumps of light green upright fronds are perfect for a woodland rock garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07580
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Woodwardia
Woodwardia virginica Perquimans Co. NC (Virginia Chain Fern)

Woodwardia virginica Perquimans Co. NC (Virginia Chain Fern)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 4-9, at least 18" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! This wonderful US native, from Maine to Texas, is strangely missing from gardens despite being a great, easy-to-grow garden specimen. Woodwardia virginica is usually found in bogs...often in very acidic, mucky soils, but we have found it quite adaptable in our dry sand. Woodwardia virginica has a long, creeping, deciduous rhizome that is topped during the growing season with vertical black stipes and upright 18" green fronds that often emerge coppery red. Woodwardia virginica is a nice spreader, but nothing like the weedy bracken fern. Our 5 year-old patches are 4' wide. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06639
$12.00  


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