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Hearts’ continues a parade of Jelitto breakthroughs that began as
little more than a dream on a hot summer day in 2004. Dreams come
foliage of HELIOPSIS ’Bleeding Hearts’ emerges almost entirely
black before settling down to a dark purple. The sturdy stems are
black. Excellent for cut flowers. The orange-red blooms contrast
magnificently with the dark stems and leaves.
Hearts’ is the first HELIOPSIS without a hint of yellow! Flowers
start out scarlet before maturing to a bright orange-red, and then to
lingering washed tones of bronze.
fabulous introduction took a long time to come to the market, but
will soon be gracing sunny summer borders and meadows everywhere.
’Bella Alpinella’ is a low-mounding, compact form of the popular
alpine species that has been called "everyman’s gentian."
The wild botanical variety is a great rock garden plant that
"flourishes without fads or fancies" in evenly moist soils.
has always admired the easy-to-grow wild gentian and asked: How can
we make it even more appealing to gardeners?
will love ’Bella Alpinella’s tidy compact form – sturdy even in
full bloom! ’Bella Alpinella’s clusters of blue to blue-purple
trumpet-shaped, summery blossoms will have you dreaming of a deep,
clear, alpine mountain lake. ’Bella Alpinella’ flowers best in
its second summer and seed is available in the fast and
easy-to-germinate JELITTO GOLD NUGGET SEED®
origin of ’Cool Breeze’ began with a keen eye and a single
offspring from a production field of 3,000 typical GAURAS. This
selection was used as the starting point for our breeding work. The
stems and buds were greenish-white instead of the pinkish-red
coloring on the common GAURA. ’Cool Breeze’ has graceful blooms
as pure and white as the wind-driven snow.
wild species, GAURA lindheimeri, has come a long way from its roots
in Texas and Louisiana, but its prospects for garden glory across the
temperate world were recognized early. The Greek name gauros
means somehow superb. We wouldn’t argue otherwise.
white, vegetatively-grown GAURAS exist in the trade, but ’Cool
Breeze’ is the first seed-grown strain available. The beautiful,
long-blooming ’Cool Breeze’ is superb indeed.
Yellows’ is the newest in Jelitto’s long, successful line of
seed-grown ECHINACEA strains. Jelitto took decades to establish this
yellow strain. The breeding and trialing process cannot be rushed.
There are twists, turns and disappointments, but we are focused on
quality, uniqueness and affordability. And that requires patience and
vision. ’Mellow Yellows’ array includes colorful shades from
creamy yellow, lemon yellow to dark yellow. Plants are variable in
color and height, and there are no pinks whatsoever.
cost of tissue-cultured plugs, subsequent production losses, patent
royalties and trademark registrations only increase your costs. It
needn’t be a tough decision. ’Mellow Yellows’ joins ’Magnus’,
’Magnus Superior’, ’Happy Star’, ’Green Twister’ and 5
other wild species as the sensible, seed-grown alternative to