The Best Selling Plants at Point Phillip
There is a direct relationship to the best selling
plants here at the nursery and the ones that perform in a
superlative fashion in our gardens. Fellow gardeners are always
welcome to wander through our gardens and see what is looking
really good at the moment. We usually have something that is
performing well for sale.
Over the years there are certain plants that are
totally dependable in providing interest to your gardens. There
are plants that certainly stand out among the perennials. One of
the most eye catching is
Euphorbia polychroma - Cushion Spurge. This plant never has an
ugly day and can grow under very diverse conditions. It provides a
wonderful splash of yellow in the early spring.
Amsonia tabernaemontana - Blue Star Willow. This plant
has beautiful pale blue flowers in the spring with bluish willowy
foliage that has the added attribute of turning bright gold in the
The hardy geraniums
are always among our best selling plants. They form constant
interest in our gardens. I think my favorite group of geraniums
are the Cantabrigiense Geraniums. One of my favorites is
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokova'
is a similar cultivar, except that the flowers are
In addition to Rozanne we are growing
Geranium 'Tiny Monster'
this year which also has the long bloom
time, but is a more mounding plant.
The last group of perennials
that form the background of many shade gardens are the
Hostas. There are
so many beautiful cultivars available today - a far cry from what
our grandmothers planted!
Many shrubs consistently make the list for best
always prove to be very popular. The Spirea
come in a multitude of
foliage color combinations. They have very attractive
foliage and if pruned properly will bloom twice in one year.
is a very diverse group - evergreen, deciduous, fragrant,
non-fragrant, beautiful berries and flowers. I could never begin
to pick a favorite! There is a Viburnum for almost any spot in
We sell three species of hydrangeas -
Hydrangea quercifolia (Oak Leaf Hydrangea)
and Hydrangea arborescens
(our native Smooth Hydrangea.) All have proven to be
valuable assets to our gardens.
Many fads come and go in the gardening world - but
the above plants perform consistently year after year and are
always among our most popular.