Stars of Summer - Blooming Now
by Dugald Cameron
August 26, 2012

Autumn is approaching and while some gardeners mistakenly think the gardening season is finished, some of the choicest plants are just beginning to bloom. why get the "back-to-school" blues when you can look forward to weeks and weeks of flower from our lesser known stars of the late summer? Our nice, well rooted plants are ready to ship now but stock is limited.

Order now before we sell out of these little charmers. We're shipping now.

Our Cyclamen have begun flowering and, judging by the numerous buds appearing daily, will continue to flower for many, many weeks yet. This hardy member of the Cyclamen family has small, shuttle-cock shaped flowers that begin in the late summer and continue into the fall, adding a delightful late summer surprise to your garden. They are short, ground cover plants that grow from bulbs.

After flowering, the curiously curled stems actually plant the seeds in the adjacent soil so it's no wonder that these will eventually form a patch. As if these pretty flowers aren't enough, they also have lovely foliage throughout the summer. Our plants are youngsters and will leaf out later this fall. Cyclamen like a shady, well drained woodland soil and will tolerate drought once established.

These new varieties are the handiwork of my friend Dan Heims who loves creating plants with both beautiful flowers and lovely foliage. Excellent companions for Dicentra, Hellebores, Heuchera and Hosta.

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