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Iris Ensata Greywoods Catrina

By Darlyn Wilkinson – 2002

This lovely statement plant has slender green grass-like leaves that add instant architecture to any garden. It blooms in mid-summer in-between the tall bearded iris and daylilies. Clean white, signals with yellow markings and a basal greenish cast, rose violet veins radiating from a deeper rose area surrounding the signals. Spectacular; also known as Japanese iris, its flowers have a distinctively flattened appearance. Spreads by rhizome; deer resistant and hardy to 0°F. Requires full sun and regular watering while blooming, prefers less water after flowering. Great at the ponds edge or even in standing spring water but does fine in standard garden soil if watered. Registered at 35 inches but will be shorter if dry and taller if very wet.

Parentage:  Pink Dimity x 93-18 x (Frilled Enchantment x Midsummer Reverie)


Hosta Morning Light

By Gert van Eijk-Bos/Dirk van Erven – 2000

This hosta is a sport of Twilight.  It is the reverse form.  It has yellow centers on the leaves with a dark green edge but it becomes more white later in the season. There are three or more colors as the edges streak towards the center. The clump is topped with pale lavender flowers starting in June. The leaves are thicker than the species because it is one of the first tetraploids found in Hostas.  The clumps are 2 to 3 feet wide.



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