Over the past several weeks, our staff has been hard at work bringing perennials out of their winter slumber and onto the nursery grounds. Many of these were grown right here at Fort Collins Nursery by our amazing production team. Our perennials have been overwintered and ready for you to take home and plant safely, regardless of our quirky spring weather. Two perennials that we are particularly excited about this year are the Riding Hood Red Penstemon and the Phenomenal Lavender. Come in April 1-3rd and check these out along with hundreds of other beautiful perennial varieties at our Perennial Palooza 50% off sale.
Riding Hood Red Penstemon
The Riding Hood Red Penstemon, developed by Pacific Plug and Liner, has created a buzz among many nurseries and growers and was a 2010 “Top Performer” Perennial at the CSU Trial Gardens.
Height: 24-30 in.
Width: 18-24 in.
Traits: Flowers of long blooming pure red trumpets attract hummingbirds to your garden. Great for hot, dry sites. Use in a border or a container. Features a long blooming season.
Water: Moderate to low
Height: 24-32 in.
Width: 24-32 in.
Traits: Introduced in 2012 ‘Phenomenal’ is one of the hardiest lavenders to date. It has exceptional winter survival as it does not have the winter die back common with other, older varieties. The uniform growth habit, elegant flower presentation and fragrance, perfect for fresh or dried arrangements and oil uses.
Water: moderate to low
Bloom: Lavender/Late Spring