The distinctive violet and white, semidouble
flowers are hardy and very weather resistant.
The collection is completed by the doubleflowered purple and cerise Dollar Princess, the striking semidouble
white and red Snowcap, the pink and red Celia Smedley and the formidable mauve and purple of Beacon.
com or 888/266-4370) has gorgeous hybrid poppies--such as reseeding Papaver 'Orange Chiffon', with 4-inch flowers, and frilly, semidouble
lilac 'Sugar Plum'--and a large selection of sweet peas: Check out 'Senator', an heirloom with unusually large, highly fragrant, maroon-streaked white flowers, says owner Annie Hayes.
The rich apricot flowers have an open semidouble
With azalea and rhododendron about to come into season (and some early varieties are already in bloom), it's hardly surprising that there are certain plants named after the eponymous day itself, including 'Rhododendron Mother's Day', a dwarf evergreen variety which produces large semidouble
rose red flowers in April.
Many popular plants were bred to have big blousy double or semidouble
flowers from which bees can't extract nectar.
The huge, showy double and semidouble
flowers are real eye-catchers, bloom all summer and need little attention.
Try early-flowering, single, pink 'Akebono' or single, white 'Snow Goose'; midseason, bright pink 'Beni Hoshi' or double, rose-pink 'Kwanzan'; or late, semidouble
, light pink 'Shogetsu' or double, pink to white 'Shirofugen'.
For a friend who has just moved house, why not get them one of the County roses - these include the new, semidouble
, creamy yellow Worcestershire and the bright yellow Gwent - as a memory of the area they left behind or to celebrate their arrival in a new county.
Sunray' is a dense, compact selection with double and semidouble
Blush pink, 1 1/2-inch-wide semidouble
flowers appear in large clusters.
These tall (5 to 9 feet) plants from the Mediterranean region have rough, roundish heart-shaped leaves and 3- to 6-inch-wide single, semidouble
, or double flowers that appear in early to midsummer.