July 30th @ Apex Farmers’ Market

The last of the quiet weeks. Plants coming for fall starting next week. Starting with many varieties of Brussels sprouts and sprouting broccoli then fall vegetables, perennials, and biennials soon after.

NEW Plants This Week

$3.00 2″ POTS

  • Hen and Chicks, Mix (Sempervivum sp.) – Rosettes of fleshy leaves that form offsets over time. Flowers in full sun with a mix of bright colors. Try in a rock garden, a pot, or even a sunny windowsill. Mix of hardy species from Europe.
  • Lavender, ‘Ellegance Ice’ (Lavandula angustifolia) – White flowers densely populate long spikes. Attracts butterflies and a fantastic border or container lavender due to its size.
  • Lavender, ‘Munstead’ (Lavandula angustifolia) – A compact lavender variety that produces an abundance of fragrant, lavender-blue flowers. Excellent in dried-flower arrangements.
  • Lavender, ‘Rosea’ (Lavandula angustifolia) – A compact lavender variety that produces an abundance of fragrant, true pink flowers.
  • Lavender, ‘Vincenza Blue’ (Lavandula angustifolia) – Lovely, deep purple, nearly-but-not-quite blue flowers and fragrant foliage make this lavender a winner for tough, hot, dry, sunny locations. Great in a pot or on the border.
  • Columbine, ‘Blue Star’ (Aquilegia caerulea) – Quite large flowers that are blue with a white interior. An excellent plant for the dappled shade woodland border or where you have morning sun. Leaves are attractive even out of bloom. Grows well in a container, wooded border, or under trees with tall canopies.
  • Sedum, ‘Emperor’s Waves’ (Sedum telephium) – Carmine red flowers contrast beautifully with waxy green foliage. This new sedum cultivar does well in heat and makes an excellent container plant. Even the spent flowers have interest after turning brown in the fall.

$3.00 3″ POTS

  • Basil, ‘Cardinal’ (Ocimum basilicum) – Basil goes to seed, so why not try a variety with lovely red blooms and burgundy stems? Edible, of course, with a delicious Thai scent.
  • Basil, ‘Genovese Compact’ (Ocimum basilicum) – Genovese flavor, size, and appearance, but in a compact plant that won’t sprawl or take over the garden. Strong, Italian basil flavor and scent.
  • Basil, minimum ‘Spicy Bush’ (Ocimum basilicum) – A very pretty, tiny basil. Dense foliage and intense basil flavor make it useful for small batches of pesto or the occasional basil user. Hardcore basil users may need a larger variety.

$4.00 3″ POTS

  • Columbine, ‘Blue Star’ (Aquilegia caerulea) – Quite large flowers that are blue with a white interior. An excellent plant for the dappled shade woodland border or where you have morning sun. Leaves are attractive even out of bloom. Grows well in a container, wooded border, or under trees with tall canopies.
  • Coreopsis, ‘Sunfire’ (Coreopsis grandiflora) – Great border and container plant that tolerates high heat and produces eye-catching blooms with minimal work. Deadhead in early spring. Divide every 3 years. 2004 Fleuroselect gold medal winner.
  • Firecracker Vine (Mina lobata) – Tubular flowers cover this vine and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers start a lemon yellow, go orange, and finally a deep red. Perfect for a garden arch. Start now in a full sun location you’ll have flowers for September.
  • Lavender, ‘Ellegance Ice’ (Lavandula angustifolia) – White flowers densely populate long spikes. Attracts butterflies and a fantastic border or container lavender due to its size.
  • Lavender, ‘Rosea’ (Lavandula angustifolia) – A compact lavender variety that produces an abundance of fragrant, true pink flowers.
  • Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Smells fantastic, although sometimes a bit of a bummer in food. This is seed grown rosemary, not from a cutting.
  • Sedum, ‘Emperor’s Waves’ (Sedum telephium) – Carmine red flowers contrast beautifully with waxy green foliage. This new sedum cultivar does well in heat and makes an excellent container plant. Even the spent flowers have interest after turning brown in the fall.