Horticulture Report: Dierama pulcherrimum

Plant Name: Dierama pulcherrimum

Common Name : Angel’s Fishing Rod or Fairy’s Wandflower
Plant type: Perennial
Height:   4-5 feet
Width:   4-5  feet
Bloom Time: June – August
Flower Color: Deep Pink, Light Pink, White
Exposure:  Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Well drained
Water Needs:  Moderate
Attributes:  Good Texture & Form, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Bell-shaped Flowers
Note: Slow Growth Rate
Uses: Accent, Borders, Cut flower, Specimen plant, Massed plantings
USDA Zone:  7-9


Horticulture Report: Kinnikinnick

Plant Name:  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi100_7668F.JPG
Common Name: Kinnikinnick, Red Bearberry
Plant type: Ground cover
Height:   6-12 Inches
Spread: Trailing to 15 Feet
Bloom Time: May -June
Flower Color: White tinged with Pink,  Urn-shaped and Waxy
Exposure:  Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Rocky or Sandy, Acid Soil.  Soil should not be compacted around the plants and plants should not be fertilized.
Water Needs: Low
Attributes: Firewise Pant, Evergreen, Drought-Tolerant , Cold and Heat tolerant, Fall Color,  Mat-Forming Low Shrub,  Pollen is beneficial to Native Bees, Hummingbirds & Butterflies.  Red Fall Berries are favored by birds and wildlife.
Native Habitat: Rocky, open woods; dry, sandy hills; mountainous regions
Uses: Ground Cover, Rock Gardens, Erosion Control, Footpath control.
USDA Zone:  2-6

Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea  (Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory)

Plant Type: Annual (twinning vine)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sowing Method: Direct sow seeds in spring (first soak seed in warm water for 24 hrs, then nick the seed)
Bloom Time: Summer until frost – 12 weeks
Flower: Royal purple trumpet with deep pink “star”.
Plant Height: 13-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil: Average well drained soil
Attributes: Attracts Humming Birds, Hardy, Easy to Grow, Re-seeds freely, Covers fence or trellis in a profusion of lovely flowers.
USDA Zones: 3-10