THE PLANT OF THE MONTH
The Plant of the Month will be available the first of each month, starting in April, at the nursery … just ask a staff member for its location! These plants are carefully chosen to feature current bloom times and to serve as an accent in your garden. Try something new!
April: Silene (Red Campion or Catchfly)
Zone 5-9 Height 12-18" Spread 10-12"
This long blooming, mounding perennial features bubblegum pink flowers from spring into early summer with soft green foliage. Sheer it back after blooming for a second flush of flowers. Happiest in full to partial sun.
Zone 3-8 Height 1-1.5' Spread 1.5-2.5'
This low maintenance, clumping plant is at home in shade gardens, woodland settings and near ponds or streams. Its large heart-shaped leaves make it an interesting ground cover or path liner. Small, blue forget-me-not flowers bloom on slender stems throughout Spring and make it a nice companion to late daffodils, Iris and Bleeding Heart. Mulching will help maintain the cool, moist soil that Brunnera prefers.
Zone 3-8 Height 1-2' Spread 1.5-3'
Not to be confused with catnip, Nepeta attracts a wide variety of pollinators … and is hated by deer! The predominantly blue flowers will bloom from June to September if you trim them back after the first bloom. A sun-lover, this long-lived perennial forms large clumps, is drought tolerant and can be grown in containers.