Plant of the Week

Lilium lancifolium (Tiger Lily)

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Lilium lancifolium, commonly known as the Tiger Lily, is a wonderful orange lily found in many parts of the United States. The perennial grows anywhere from 2 to 6 feet tall, with a green stalk lined with leaves and capped off by an orange bloom accentuated by small black spots. Tiger Lilies grow incredibly easy, especially thriving well in moist soil. Fertilizers are rarely needed for the Tiger Lily. Many parts of the plant are also edible.

To have the Tiger Lily planted in your yard ready for the spring season, we can help! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate today!

Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

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Hydrangea petiolaris, more commonly known as the Climbing Hydrangea, is a species of Hydrangea native to Japan, Korea, and Russian Far East. The hydrangea is a climbing vine, climbing as high as 50 feet high. As they are native to woodlands, the hydrangea does best in moist soil in partial shade. During the spring and summer, the vines burst into flowers ranging in color from white to blue to pink. The Climbing Hydrangea especially looks wonderfully climbing up a house exterior wall (just make sure your wall is stable).

To have the Climbing Hydrangea included in your landscape installation for the spring, give us a call today at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate online today!

Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells' (Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower)

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Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells', commonly known as Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower, is an extremely popular herbaceous perennial famed for its unique flowers. The Cherry Bells Bellflower grows up to two feet high and spreads up to two and a half feet wide, but many times spreads more vigorously when clustered together. The Bellflower requires full to partial sunlight and  neutral, moist, well drained soil.

The Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower is best known for its downward hanging bell shaped deep red blooms. The Bellflower is a great addition to any backyard garden, as it is easy to grow and provides a unique flair to your space. The Bellflower is also great for any gardener looking to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. The flowers are also wonderfully suited for cuttings.

To have the Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower included in your landscape installation today, give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit us at tedcollinst-l.com.

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra spectabilis, more commonly known as Bleeding Heart, is an old fashioned perennial adored for its unique showy hanging flowers. Growing 3 feet tall and wide, the Bleeding Heart does best in partial to full shade and in moist, well-drained soil.

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The Bleeding Heart is well known for being one of the most unique plants in the American garden. Once it blooms in the spring, Its downward hanging flowers are a wonderful sight to admire. The Bleeding Heart comes in a range of colors, from red, to white, to purple. In addition to its beauty, the plant is deer and rabbit resistant and flower consistently every year. Try planting Bleeding Heart with hostas and ferns in a woodland setting or in a shade garden!

To have the Bleeding Heart included in your landscape installation today, request an estimate from us today! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit tedcollinst-l.com.

Viburnum x burkwoodii (Burkwood Viburnum)

Viburnum x burkwoodii, commonly known as Burkwood Viburnum, is a multi-stemmed shrub that ranges from semi to full evergreen. The Burkwood Viburnum grows from 8 to 10 feet tall and has a 6 to 7 foot spread. The Viburnum requires full sunlight to part shade and an average amount of water. Burkwood Viburnum does well in a range of different soils.

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credit: statebystategardening.com

Burkwood Viburnum is prized for its activity throughout the year. In the spring, the shrub explodes into a shower of clusters of white flowers, giving way to red berries that ripen throughout the summer. Burkwood Viburnum is also known for its drought resistance and ability to attract wildlife from backyard birds to butterflies. The Burkwood Viburnum can be used for a range of uses in your yard or garden: as a hedge, screen, or even in a bed or border. Try using the Burkwood Viburnum with Magnolias, Spireas, and Weigelas to create the perfect cottage style garden!

To have the Burkwood Viburnum included in your landscape installation today, request an estimate from us today! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit tedcollinst-l.com.

Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine' (Raspberry Wine Bee Balm)

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Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine', more commonly known as Raspberry Wine Bee Balm, is a perennial herbaceous flower native to North America. The tubular blooms sit on long green stalks that grow around 30 inches tall. The Raspberry Wine Bee Balm enjoys moist and fertile soil, doing best in environments with full exposure to the sun. The flower is a staple of the American garden, revered especially for its ability to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. The Raspberry Wine Bee Balm also is resistant to deer, long blooming, and is great for cuttings. Try the Bee Balm grouped together with other native perrenials!

To have the Raspberry Wine Bee Balm included in your landscape installation, request an estimate today! Gie us a call at (585) 381-900 or request an estimate at tedcollinst-l.com.

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (Magnus Purple Coneflower)

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The Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus', commonly known as the Magnus Purple Coneflower, is a perennial native to the Eastern United States. ‘Magnus’s flowers are renowned for their rosy hue which bloom throughout the entire summer. This native flower grows anywhere from 2.5 to 3 feet tall. The Magnus Purple Coneflower is incredibly hardy, resistant to drought, humidity, heat, deer, and poor soil. Overall, the Magnus Purple Coneflower is a wonderful, hearty native plant that will brighten up any garden! 

If you want the Magnus Purple Coneflower included in your landscape installation today, give us a call today at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate at tedcollinst-l.com

Hibuscus syriacus "Rose of Sharon"

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Hibiscus syriacus, or Rose of Sharon, is a Hibiscus plant native to China and India. Growing up to 15 feet tall, the Rose of Sharon is covered with purple and pink flowers. Despite being an exotic plant, the Rose of Sharon thrives in a range of climate zone, including in Rochester’s climate zones. The Rose of Sharon is incredibly easy to grow and will flower year after year with little to no maintenance. The plant is also easily propagated by stem cuttings.

To have the Rose of Sharon included in your landscape installation today, call us or visit our website today for an estimate!

Astilbe Chinensis “Veronica Klose” (Chinese Astilbe)

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Astilbe Chinensis “Veronica Klose”, or the Chinese Astilbe, is a perennial frequently used in garden beds. Growing up to 18 inches tall, the Chinese Astilbe is characterized best by its clump of deep rosy flowers over a mound of green leaves. The Chinese Astilbe is a marvelous choice for a garden, as it is deer resistant and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. In addition, the plant is excellent for cuttings, making it great for further propogation.

Astilbes are a great choice for a shadier garden, and the Chinese Astilbe is no exception. They will perform best if given moist, rich soil and a regular healthy watering. Veronica Klose will also thrive in tubs or a mixed garden.

The Chinese Astilbe be a part of your landscape installation from Ted Collins today. If interested in an installation, give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit us at tedcollinst-l.com for an estimate.


Lonicera x heckrotti (Gold Flame Honeysuckle)

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Lonicera x heckrotti, or the Gold Flame Honeysuckle, is a deciduous vine. This semi deciduous vine can

grow up to 15 feet tall and spread to ten feet wide. Throughout the summer, the honeysuckle is covered with golden tubular flowers. The Gold Flame Honeysuckle is a marvelously versatile plant. It can be used as cover for trellises or fencing, but also can be pruned into a dense, shrublike shape. The Gold Flame Honeysuckle performs best in sun and with regular irrigation.

The Gold Flame Honeysuckle can be a part of your landscape installation from Ted Collins today. If interested in an installation, give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit us at tedcollinst-l.com for an estimate.