June 1, 2018
Blue False Indigo is a low maintenance shrubby perennial that grows best in full sun exposure. Late spring to early summer the plant will become covered in bright blue flower spikes that grow up the clover-like foliage. The clean foliage holds an attractive blue-green color all summer. Once the flowers are spent, green seed pods develop that extend the season of interest for this perennial. The pods will dry to a black color that can persist well into the fall and early winter. This makes Blue False Indigo a wonderful, all-season plant. In some cases, such as partial shade environments, the plant may require staking when covered in the heavy blooms. It is tolerant of a mix of soil conditions, including drought and clay soil.
Blue False Indigo works best in borders, meadow gardens, naturalized gardens and as a specimen plant.
We have had hydrangea fever for some time now! What is not to love about these vigorous growing, heavy blooming garden plants?
Chicagoland green boxwood was introduced in 1994. Chicagoland grows as a hardy, dense growing hybrid of boxwood. A broadleaf evergreen with foliage typical of most deciduous plants, boxwood retains its leaves year-round, which are dark green, small and curved.
A female cultivar of the red maple, the October glory maple is a medium sized deciduous tree with glossy green leaves containing three main triangular lobes.