Hummingbirds are attracted to blooms that are brightly coloured (especially red ones) and have a tubular shape. You can’t do much better than lobelia. These cultivars are sure to please tiny visitors who would ordinarily only find the native variety of this plant along streams and rivers. We carry several hybrid varieties of lobelia as […]
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More lovely plants that please the eye and pollinators too. The unusual bloom above belongs to Spigelia marylandica, a native of the north-eastern United States. Also known as “Indian Pink”. This is a beautiful woodland plant that may be a bit tender in zone 5 and would benefit from winter mulch for protection.
And we have 20 different kinds, from Hydrangea macrophyllas and Hydrangea paniculata to Hydrangea arborescens and more. It’s a great time to visit the nursery to buy some very special plants!
A lot of breeding work has been going on with coreopsis and there are some amazing selections now in bloom. Coreopsis are wonderful plants in the garden, they happily bloom non-stop from early summer to early fall without deadheading. A quick shearing will keep them tidy all season long.
We’re reaching the peak blooming season for Echinaceas and Agastache. The colours are striking,rich and warm with variety of of flower shapes and heights. Last year the early new varieties had various problems so we stopped carrying them, but these newer selections seem much more robust and are winter hardy. Agastache ‘Kudos Coral’, for example, has been bred […]
People have been calling us looking for this exciting new interspecies hybrid and we do have it in stock. A vigorous hybrid of mukdenia and bergenia, Mukgenia ‘Nova Flame’ has notched leathery leaves that are tinged with red in spring. In fall they’re topped with bright pink clusters of small, dark rose-pink blooms. It is happiest […]
There’s just so much going on at the nursery lately; here’s a look at a few more of the special plants that are in bloom now. The summer stock of some are selling out quickly, so don’t procrastinate if you’ve been thinking about adding to your plant collection. Catalogue links for information about each plant: Dictamnus […]
Some of the plants for sale at Lost Horizons that have been at their best for the past week or so… Catalogue links: Gentiana andrewsii Pinellia x ‘Polly Spout’ Campanula ‘Viking’ Trollius ircuticus Polygonatum ‘Byakko’
Need a break from this stormy June weekend? Then sit back for a few moments and take an online peek at the show gardens here at Lost Horizons. There’s a lot happening at this time of year so better yet, come and take a stroll through the gardens in person. We’re open rain or shine, and we all […]