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Good Golly Miss Molly

MISS MOLLY SUMMER LILAC

Our Plant of the Week is the gorgeous Miss Molly Summer Lilac. Also known as Buddleia or Butterfly Bush, this plant pushes the color spectrum with blooms boasting rich hues of dark sangria-red. Flowers will appear from June until frost. To encourage re-blooming, deadhead the spent blooms. This beauty is nice and neat with compact branching. And, is a fast grower reaching 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. It prefers well-drained soil and can even tolerant drought once established. Prune in late fall or early spring for best results. It is sterile and will not produce unwanted seedlings like some of the other Buddleias. Other non-seeding cultivars include ‘Blue Chip’, ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Miss Ruby’ and ‘Asian Moon’. Butterfly Bush is top butterfly attractor and appeals to many different types. Bring butterflies to your garden with this summer stellar!

Pack a Punch with the Knock Out

Pack a Punch in your garden with easy to grow Knock Out Roses. This stunning shrub rose has great disease resistance with little to no maintenance required. The blooms range from cherry red to bubblegum pink to sunny yellow and will bloom repeatedly until the first hard frost. What’s not to love!

No need to deadhead this beauty, it is self-cleaning. Plant in full sun for vibrant color all summer long. It will grow to be about 3-4 feet wide and 3-4 feet tall. Try planting Knock Outs in containers or in the landscape. This garden treasure is mother approved and is a great choice for Mom!

With superior drought tolerance once established, it has the toughness and resistance for which the family is known.

  • Red Knockout - rich cherry red/hot pink blooms
  • Pink Knockout - single petals in a beautiful shade of bright bubble gum pink
  • Sunny Knockout - a fragrant member in The Knock Out® Family of Roses, this rose has a slightly more compact and upright habit with bright yellow flowers that fade quickly to a pastel cream color
  • Double Pink - full double flowers in bright bubble gum pink
  • Double Red - full double flowers that look just like a classic rose
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The 'Crown Jewel' of the Garden

You don’t have to be a member of the Royal Family to have the precious gem in your garden. Gardenia ‘Crown Jewel’ offers many of the sought-after traits of it’s parents; the double-bloom and cold hardiness of ‘Chuck Hayes’ and the heavy bloom set of and prolific flowering of ‘Kleim’s Hardy'. Featuring medium-sized, double fragrant blooms and bright green foliage that blooms in early summer, this compact Gardenia reigns supreme over other varieties with improved cold-hardiness. Crown Jewel makes an excellent container plant or small foundation shrub. Ideal around decks and patio or other sitting areas where the rich fragrance can be enjoyed. Be sure to catch a glimpse of this regal specimen this spring and summer season!

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