New – Winecraft Smoke Bush

This is no “green” shrub.  It starts the season with rich purple foliage, becoming deeper in color until it is nearly black, and then in fall it turns a brilliant orange..  This semi-dwarf dark-leaf smokebush  is a Proven Winners, therefore you know it is special.  Early summer brings wispy redflowers that become the beautiful, hazy-violet “smoke” that gives this plant its name.  It has a rounded, semi-dwarf habit.

Height:  4-6′                                                  

Spread:  4-6′

Foliage:  Summer – purple black
Fall – brilliant orange

Exposure:  Part sun

Zone:  4-8

Information courtesy of Baileys Nurseries

Photo courtesy of © 2017 Proven Winners, LLC.

Sombrero® Baja Burgundy Coneflower

Echinacea x ‘Balsombabur’ Plant Patent #28,162

Big, rich burgundy blooms covering mounding green foliage on upright stems will add drama to a relaxed, colorful summer border. A must-have for sunny borders and cutting gardens, this selection was bred for cold hardiness and compact form with prolific flowering over an exceptionally long season. An herbaceous perennial.

Height:
18-20″

Spread:
22-24″

Exposure
Full sun

Blooms:
Late spring through summer

Zone:
4-9

Information and Photo from Monrovia®