>The week of September 2-7

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>In the Entry Garden you will find:
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean Feather Reed Grass), a stately ornamental grass with blooms up to 25 cm which performs long after other plants have faded.


In the Show Garden North:
From Proven Winners, a grouping of new plant introductions including a coleus, Solenostemon scutellarioidea ColorBlaze ‘Dipt in Wine’, left, paired with Sedum telephium ‘Xenox’ (Stonecrop) and below them Heuchera ‘Venus’ (Fancy-leaf Coral Bells).

In the Show Garden South:

Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala ‘Flame’ (Amur Maple), a small bushy maple that is great for Northern gardens. Its leaves turn from green to red then yellow in fall.

In the Water Garden West
Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’ (Swamp Rose Mallow) one of the more popular perennial hibiscus for its white flowers with pink veining and dark coppery foliage.

In the Water Garden North:
Physostegia virginiana ‘variegata’ (Obediant Plant). While this plant is known for its late summer flowering and is prone to run, this variety stays in place and provides lovely variegated foliage along with lavender blooms. It is shown here with Verbena bonariensis (Brazilian Verbena) with its upright branching stems and magenta purple flowers and Sedum telephium ‘Black Jack’ (Stonecrop), a dark foliage variety.

In the Water Garden West you will find:

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Carafe Grenache’ (Rose Mallow). A popular perennial for the late summer herbaceous border and completely hardy to Northern gardens, it dies back to the ground in fall and is one of the last to show in spring. In the background is Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’.

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Sandra Pella about the author: Sandra Pella

Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.

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