August is the beginning of a new season here at Ashland Greeenhouses, with many new and exciting plants for late summer and fall. We plant hundreds of plant varieties specifically for this new season and I’m happy to share with you some of our new favorites.
Zauschneria Orange Carpet
Also called the Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet or California Fuchsia, this is a vigorous perennial groundcover. The flowers resemble that of an upright fuchsia and are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. It is best planted along a slope or rock wall with good drainage and protection from the afternoon sun.
Prunella Summer Daze
With its bright clusters of pink tubular flowers, Prunnella is a great addition to your landscape bed for attracting bees and butterflies. It is most stunning when used as a border plant or groundcover. The leaves form a dense, low-growing mat of dark green foliage. Flowers are produced on short upright stems. They prefer moist soil and protection from the afternoon sun.
Digiplexis Illumination Flame
Digiplexis is a beautiful foxglove cross. It looks similar to a foxglove, but with darker foliage and a better branching habit. The flowers are spikes of rose and orange which bloom all summer into fall. It’s great as an attractant for hummingbirds and as a cut flower.