JLBG introduction

Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'

A Toast with Sparkling Burgundy in the Garden

Looking great in the garden this week is Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’, seen here with a couple of North American natives, Thuja occidentalis ‘Concessarini, and Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Summer Wine’. Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ was one of our first Plant Delights/JLBG introductions in 1997 and since that time we have introduced over 1,440 new plant species, cultivars

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Thelypteris ovata var. lindheimeri 'Austin City Limits'

Austin City Limits

Here’s a recent view from our home drive. The amazing fern patch, growing in full baking sun, is a selection of the US native Lindheimer’s maiden fern, Thelypteris ovata var. lindheimeri, which we collected a couple of decades ago, near Austin Texas, and subsequently named Thelypteris ‘Austin City Limits’. For the sake of full disclosure,

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What a Floozie

Hosta ‘Sunshine Floozie’ is looking great in the garden this week. This 2019 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction has a superb floral show in addition to making a great clump of foliage and is a hybrid that resulted from a series of crosses including Hosta ‘Dancing Queen’ and Hosta ‘Branching Out’. Unfortunately, it didn’t sell nearly as

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Pteris wallichiana 'Hualien Giant'

Taiwan Table Fern

Looking divine in the garden is the giant Taiwan table fern, Pteris wallichiana ‘Hualien Giant’. This originated from our 2008 expedition in Hualien County at 7,900′ elevation, and has performed amazingly well in moist, compost amended soil, in light shade. In the wild, it reached almost 8′ tall, but our plant so far has only

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Sarracenia x moorei 'Red Saucers'

Dining in the Garden with Red Saucers

Our bog garden is aglow in late April, thanks to our clump of Sarracenia x moorei ‘Red Saucers’. This JLBG seedling arose from a cross of Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ and Sarracenia flava. This seedling selection puts on one of the best floral displays we’ve seen from any of the native pitcher plants. We

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Check out our Tioga Party

On of our obsessive plant friends, Glen Melcher, of Tioga, Lousiaiana, sent us several seedlings a few years ago, from his cross of Hibiscus paramutabilis x mutabilis. We made our final selection this fall, which we’ve christened Hibiscus ‘Tioga Party’. This 12′ tall x 12′ wide beast puts on quite a show, starting several weeks

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Summer Snow

With September temperatures reaching 100 degrees F in Raleigh, is it any wonder we’re thinking about snow? Looking lovely after a recent rain is the rain lily, Zephyranthes ‘Summer Snow’. We grow a huge number of rain lilies, but none out flower our 2014 introduction of a hybrid between Zephyranthes candida and Zephyranthes citrina. This

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