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Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome' PP19538

New England aster

Vibrant, hot-pink, star-shaped flowers with yellow center accents adorn lance-shaped green foliage through autumn. The compact, mounding habit of this sport of Aster 'Purple Dome' has proven mildew resistance. Reaching between 18 and 20 inches, 'Vibrant Dome' performs best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. A beautiful performer for late season color.

Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome' New England aster from North Creek Nurseries

Coreopsis 'Crème Brûlée' PP16096


A more vigorous version of 'Moonbeam' that fills in faster in the spring and has larger flowers that occur all along the stems rather than just above the foliage, giving a fuller overall appearence. Overwinters well.

Coreopsis 'Crème Brûlée' tickseed from North Creek Nurseries

Geranium 'Azure Rush' PP22684


It is low and tidy and gently fills an area with its fragrant foliage. 'Azure Rush' is generously covered with light blue 2.5 inch blooms. Everything that you have come to love and anticipate from 'Rozanne' is true + improved by her lighter blue daughter.

Geranium 'Azure Rush' cranesbill from North Creek Nurseries

Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175


This is an easy, carefree geranium; a strong grower with a sprawling habit like 'Dilys'. The finely cut foliage is accented by large (for a geranium) blue-purple flowers with pale blue eyes which cover the plant from early summer to frost. 'Rozanne' was discovered by Donald and Rozanne Waterer of England as a naturally occuring hybrid of Geranium himalayense and Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'.

Geranium 'Rozanne' cranesbill from North Creek Nurseries

Helenium 'Mardi Gras' PP15124


Helenium 'Mardi Gras' produces a festival of multicolored blooms to jazz up the garden for six to eight weeks in mid to late summer. Yellow petals are lavishly edged with bright orange-red, aging to clear red edged in gold, all surrounding deep chestnut cones. Gorgeous in a pot! Great as a cut flower, its long stems are sturdy and vase life is long. Heleniums are naturally resistant, even toxic, to deer and rabbits. An early pinch back helps promote branching.

Helenium 'Mardi Gras' sneezeweed from North Creek Nurseries

Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light' PP13150

willowleaf sunflower

An explosion of golden yellow flowers combined with a manageable height makes this a superior selection. Despite its name, this plant can be found literally blanketed in flowers in the late summer and into the fall when most other Helianthus are past. Flowers form on upright, self-supporting stems but instead of the typical tall sunflower, Helianthus 'First Light' forms a nice, compact clump of fuzzy, linear leaves topping out just above 3 feet.

Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light' willowleaf sunflower from North Creek Nurseries