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Hydrangea & Roses

Hydrangea

ANNABELLE

A mounding shrub that grows 3-5 ft. high with a wide spread. In July, it produces huge (8-12in.) round heads of pure white blooms that remain attractive into September and can be cut for fresh or dried arrangements. Its small scale and summer flowering make it a good choice for the mixed border. Most gardeners cut the stems to the ground in late winter. New shoots emerge from the base and bloom the same summer.

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BOMBSHELL

A dwarf form of Hydrangea paniculata comes as a surprise, a bombshell you might even say. Compact and well-branched, this 2-3ft mini is a mound of flowers midsummer to frost. Blossoms open white with a pink eye and gradually turn rosy. 'Bombshell' is an easy-to-grow, low maintenance shrub that will fit practically anywhere. Great for gardeners with small spaces. Blooms for 4 weeks or more, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Dried Flowers.

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ENDLESS SUMMER

First Big leaf Hydrangea to bloom on new and old wood! Another first - a Bigleaf Hydrangea plant with flowers that form on the current year's growth as well as on old wood. Endless Summer® can bloom for more than six months in warm areas, especially if deadheaded regularly, and the flower heads - blue on acid soils, pink on alkaline - are up to 9in across. Unusually hardy as well. T Milder climates should see pretty consistent blooms until around Thanksgiving. Northerners will see full blooms for 3-4 months.

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FIRE & ICE

Hot New Seller with Three Bloom Colors! It's easy to see where this beauty got its name! Blooms start off creamy white in early summer, change to rose pink during in mid-summer and become a deep, rich red in autumn. Very heat and shade tolerant and can be grown in full sun, full shade, or anything in between! Upright variety grows 6-10' tall and wide. An early bloomer for a H. paniculata variety. DO NOT remove old shoots until spring. Apply a mulch annually to protect from winter colds.

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INCREDIBALL

Pumped up version of Annabelle. The standard for showy hydrangeas gets an incredible upgrade. Imagine massive balls of bloom a full 12-inches across! Blooms midsummer to fall, then displays gorgeous yellow fall foliage. An amazing improvement of the well-known Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle', this Mophead has flower heads four times the size on sturdy stems that don't flop. Blooms progress from lime green to white and back to green. Incrediball™ truly adds heft to bouquets, fresh or dried. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. Matures at 5 feet tall and wide.

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INVINCIBELLE

The first Hydrangea arborescens that blooms pink -- think of it as a pink version of the popular 'Annabelle'. The flowers emerge dark, hot pink and mature to rich, clear pink. Plants bloom from summer until frost on new growth, and the dried flower "mops" remain decorative in winter. Hardy to Zone 3, so even harsh winters won't stop it from flowering. Use Invincibelle™ Spirit as low-growing hedge or add it to borders and foundation plantings.

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LIMELIGHT

The Limelight Hydrangea is a beautiful bush hydrangea plant that will bring amazing new colors to your garden. The leaves of this hydrangea are darker green and abundant. In the summer, large lime green blooms cover the bush completely. These blooms can measure up to 6-8 inches across. As the weather cools in the fall, the blooms make a stunning change in color to deep pink! Easy to grow, and very hardy, withstanding even the coldest winter temperatures. It requires very little or no care, growing well on its own in a wide range of climates and soils.

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LITTLE LIME

The same refreshing color as 'Limelight', on a hardy shrub about one-third the size. Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime™ grows 3-5ft tall and produces large, tightly packed, green blossoms that turn shades of vintage-pink with cool weather. Flowers develop on the current year's growth and will appear reliably year after year. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety.

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PEEGEE

PeeGee hydrangea is an old fashioned, fast growing shrub. It is especially noted for its huge display of blooms that flower during the summer, after most other shrubs have finished their bloom period. The PeeGee hydrangea is one of the largest growing shrub hydrangeas, reaching a height of twenty-five feet or more if not pruned. They prefer full to partial shade, and moderate watering during the growing season. Properly pruned, a PeeGee hydrangea will be equally striking in tree or shrub form.

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PINK DIAMOND

The Pink Diamond Hydrangea Tree looks great anywhere. You can plant it near the corners of your home, in your garden, or pot it up as a patio plant. It's a colorful addition to any aspect of your landscape! With pom-pom shaped flowers on top of green foliage, this tree is sure to stop traffic. The Pink Diamond Hydrangea Tree is easy to maintain, even for the novice gardener. It lends a pretty cottage look to any landscape and is usually heavily covered in blooms during its flowering season.

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QUICK FIRE

Wow! It blooms so early, its hard to believe its in the pee gee family. A breakthrough, in that it blooms months earlier that older varieties, extending the bloom time and beauty from early summer thru autumn. Not only does this variety bloom early, its blooms change from white to a rich pinkish-red before other varieties even start to flower. A remarkable plant that is changing the way we garden. This is a very hardy selection that blooms reliably every year, no matter where you live or how you prune. Absolutely no fussing or guessing like with other.

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TWIST-N-SHOUT

Like all plants in the Endless Summer® Collection, Twist-n-Shout produces abundant blooms on both old and new wood all summer long. Lacy deep-pink centers are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on soil type. Sturdy red stems and glossy deep green leaves turn red-burgundy in fall to offer year-round interest in the garden. Easy to care for and hardy to zone 4, Twist-n-Shout is an elegant stand-alone specimen, dramatic in combination with other plants, and compact enough for containers.

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VANILLA STRAWBERY

Twenty-eight plants were in the voting for top plant of 2010, and the American Nursery and Landscape Association announced the winner in late May: Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry™ from Bailey Nurseries. This relative of the classic PeeGee Hydrangea produces large flower heads starting in midsummer. They begin creamy white but turn pink two weeks later and then become strawberry red or even burgundy, retaining that shade for about 3-4 weeks. New flower heads continue opening into late summer, so plants display all three color stages at any one time. Give this easy-care Hydrangea full sun to partial shade and average garden soil. It will grow 6-7 feet tall.

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TARDIVA

The flowers are 6 inches long and it blooms well into fall. H. paniculata is a large growing, deciduous shrub or small tree that reaches a height of 15 feet to 25 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Form is upright and texture is coarse. Mid July flowers are white and turn pinkish to almost purple with age. Flowers are borne in panicles and may be 8 inches long. Thrives in rich, loamy soil that is moist, but well-drained. Does well in full sun or part shade. Flowers on new wood. It is most at home along the edge of a sunny wooded border or where the landscape is loose and informal.

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FOREVER & EVER

Their ability to weather wintry conditions and still produce blooms each year means your garden will be gorgeous - Forever and Ever. A stunning red hydrangea with brilliant red blooms and burgundy-red strong stems. The large mophead flowers begin blooming red and then fade to shades of purple. Most remarkable, this new variety of hydrangea blooms on new growth. This means that it will reliably bloom even in the north and continue to bloom all summer until frost. Its compact size of only 30-36" tall and wide makes it ideal for landscaping projects and shrub borders.

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LETS DANCE MOONLIGHT

You'll be the talk of the neighborhood with magnificent blooms that last from summer-fall. Let's Dance Hydrangea series represents the next generation of reblooming hydrangeas. Don't settle for dull drab Hydrangea flowers - this series kicks up the quality with vivid flower coloration and attractive, glossy foliage. The Let's Dance series bloom on both new wood and old delivering seasons of flowers and lots of wow. Moonlight is a strong growing reblooming mophead hydrangea with exceptional flower color. Soil pH affects flower color. Good fall color.

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Roses

CAREFREE BEAUTY ROSE

Is all the reason you need to love shrub roses! This low maintenance shrub boasts thick, apple green foliage that is naturally resistant to disease. From spring until fall, the leaves provide a backdrop for lovely double blooms of coral pink flowers blooming nonstop on hardy plants tailored to northern gardeners. The fragrant four inch blooms are more neatly formed than most shrub roses and produce a eye catching multi-color effect. The addition of bright orange hips in autumn enhances the season-spanning performance. Perfect for hedges and borders.

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CAREFREE DELIGHT ROSE

This hardy shrub rose forms a carefree carpet of disease resistant foliage that bears multitudes of soft pink flowers that appear and reappear throughout the growing season. Gracefully arching branches bring a touch of charm and elegance to any garden. This flowering shrub requires little maintenance and offers continuous color throughout the seasons. It mixes well with other plants in the shrub border or it can be planted in groups for an impressive effect. When the leaves begin to fall, this hardy winter shrub offers another show of color with its brilliant red hips.

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CAREFREE WONDER ROSE

A valuable landscape shrub rose known for its hardiness, disease resistance and recurrent pink blooms. This award winner has cupped flowers of radiant hot pink with a creamy pink reverse and emits a light and pleasant fragrance. Combining insect and disease resistance with a compact habit that's elegant yet informal, this rose requires little maintenance. Reddish-orange hips in fall add to its considerable charm. Include this flowering shrub anywhere you want blooms all season without any upkeep!

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CAREFREE SUNSHINE ROSE

A compact, mounding, ever-blooming, low-maintenance shrub rose that typically grows to 3-4' tall and as wide and noted for its semi-double yellow flowers, glossy medium green foliage and excellent resistance to black spot. This rose is a cross between unnamed male and female parents. Semi-double bright yellow flowers (3-4” diameter) bloom over a long May to frost bloom period. Flowers commonly appear in clusters of 4 per floral stem. Flowers have a slightly spicy fragrance. Glossy, dark green compound leaves typically have 3-7 oval serrated leafl.

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FLOWER CARPET AMBER ROSE

From soft red buds, an abundance of semi-double peachy amber flowers, fading to seashell pink, envelope the plant and are fragrant - a first for the series. Features higher disease resistance than others in the series. Beautiful in containers or planted in mass. Needs regular watering-weekly or more often in extreme heat. A vigorous but compact shrub 24 to 30” tall and wide.

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SUPER HERO EASY ELEGANCE ROSE

You don't have to be a Super Hero to grow great roses. Without super human effort you'll be able to enjoy gorgeous, hybrid tea-shaped blooms all season long. Clusters of perfect, red blossoms stand out strongly against clean, medium to dark green, satiny foliage. Try this neat, compact, disease-resistant shrub in the border or foundation planting.

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HIGH VOLTAGE EASY ELEGANCE ROSE

An electrifying shrub rose with flowers that are three to four inches in diameter. High Voltage provides shockingly beautiful yellow flowers with an upright growth pattern and disease-free foliage. The plant is highly disease tolerant to black spot. Blooms are held high on sturdy canes and are very fragrant. This shrub has a vase-shape habit, so it is good for back of the border. Large, plentiful blooms make High Voltage a showstopper in any garden. It is grown on its own root instead of being grafted onto a hardy root stock. It prefers well drained soil and full sun.

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ALL THE RAGE EASY ELEGANCE ROSE

A multi-colored spectacle with tight, coral buds swirling open to apricot-colored blossoms with luminous yellow centers, blooming steadily all season so there will always be a range of colors to admire. Blooms age to lipstick pink before dropping cleanly away. Add to that astonishingly clean, disease-resistant foliage and a perfectly round form and you have a plant that's truly All the Rage.

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LITTLE MISCHIEF EASY ELEGANCE ROSE

Let mischief reign in your garden with this compact everblooming rascal. New blooms of deep-pink with a white eye contrast nicely with the lighter pink aging blooms. With its glossy green foliage, low-growing habit and disease-resistant foliage, the only trouble this rose will get into will be with the rose it replaces in your garden. A wonderful companion plant in a border planting, a hedge plant or in a decorative container as the star performer.

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PAINT THE TOWN EASY ELEGANCE ROSE

Wonderful clusters of red hybrid tea-shaped blooms carpet this rose from head to foot, to paint your town red. Glossy, dark green foliage accents the red perfectly and highlights the incredible flower effect all season long. The even spreading-to-mounded habit is as well-suited to container gardening as it is to the border. Highly disease-resistant.

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HANSA RUGOSA ROSE

Tough yet beautiful, 'Hansa' has been a favorite Rugosa for over a century. It boasts handsome foliage and glorious magenta blooms that have a sweet fragrance reminiscent of cloves. A splendid specimen for the back of the border, it also makes an eye-popping hedge when planted en masse. Rugosa Roses offer repeat bloom; exquisite fragrance; handsome, glossy foliage; and outstanding hardiness. Their tolerance for wind, salt, sand, and neglect makes them a superb choice for difficult situations such as seaside gardens. Their colorful hips are a bonus.

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MARIE BUGNET RUGOSA ROSE

A rugosa type rose that has long pointed cream colored buds that open to snowy white double flowers. The 3” wide blooms are recurrent and provide a summer full of fragrance. This hardy compact grower has disease resistant foliage. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.

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FOXI PAVEMENT RUGOSA ROSE

Purple Pavement' has large, ruffled blossoms with a purple-red color and strong fragrance. In the fall, the blossoms give way to large, handsome hips, and the foliage turns from green to shades of yellow and maroon. This shapely shrub with dependable repeat bloom it is especially good for a late display, when the hips appear alongside fall asters and other perennials with assertive autumn colors.

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WINNIPEG PARKS ROSE

Winnipeg Parks has it all. On the ornamental side, it features large stunning double cherry-red flowers with a slightly different hue on the reverse. What truly sets Winnipeg Parks apart is its performance in demanding landscape applications. First of all it is incredibly hardy for a rose, as its name will attest, and even if it dies back to the crown, it will bloom vigorously on the new wood of the season. Because of its Rugosa parentage, it will tolerate pollution, salt, and roadside conditions. It is relatively free from the disease and insect troubles. As with any rose, is to give it as much sun as possible and to keep it well away from standing water. Otherwise, just plant and enjoy!

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KNOCK OUT DBL RED ROSE

Make a statement and plant these bloomers in groups. Plant along a fence for a dramatic border. Plant along your foundation for an easy hedge. However you plant them, make sure you plant more than one. Plant where you need low shrubs, annuals or perennials. Finally a rose bush that looks great any time of year. Grows to a tight, compact 3-4 ft. high shrub/hedge. A highly versatile plant that works where ever you put it. Long periods of rain, drought, extreme heat or extreme cold no longer matter. Your Double Knockout Roses are so adaptable; they thrive from Florida to Canada... full sun or partial shade.

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NEARLY WILD ROSE

The 'Nearly Wild' shrub rose can withstand and survive a Minnesota winter. It's that hardy! The 'Nearly Wild' rose plant, and especially it's flowers do actually resemble a wild rose. If you are looking for a compact low growing rose bush, that flowers almost perpetually this is it. It's a shrub rose with leaves that seems to be immune to all diseases, so you don't have to worry about spraying against rose disease. I would add some companion plants to these pink rose bushes. 'Nearly Wild' planted with blue flowers would look lovely. Blooms have a light sweet scent, and the flowering is almost continuous all the way until frost. Zones 4-9, Height 2 feet Width 2.7 feet.

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OSO EASY PAPRIKA ROSE

Starting out as a beautiful orange and fading to coral with a golden sun in the center, Paprika will make you happy from summer to frost. This beauty has the habit, flower color and disease resistance that any rose lover is looking for. This rose does not need to be sprayed like many other rose varieties. Only reaching about 12 to 24 inches, it is ideal for the residential landscape. Oso Easy roses are extremely disease resistant. They are a favorite of our head grower because they have green glossy foliage free of disease. The foliage complements the bright flower color. Excellent for specimen or mass planting. Reblooms.

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DRIFT RED ROSE

From the introducers of the Knock Out Roses, comes the next big thing for small gardens. Like The Knock Out® Family of R Drift® Roses are repeat-bloomers that are tough, disease resistant, winter hardy and virtually maintenance-free. Let it tumble over a low wall. Enjoy a romantic landscape with this low-growing spreader. Dark foliage frames brilliant, 1½-inch red-pink flowers that appear in waves from spring to fall. They are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses. From the former they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited their well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature. Continuously blooming from spring to frost (bloom cycle about every 5-6 weeks), they are naturally dwarf, with very attractive foliage. They are winter hardy to zone 4. Resists mildew, Japanese beetles, rust and black spot. Grows 2 feet tall and wide.

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