as Velvet Blue Cave. He considers it the best of the deep purple-blue Belladonna varieties. Then there is Divine, a lavender with :1 pinkish cast, stately in habit, vigorous and clean in growth. Dauntless beam lavender double flowers two weeks later than Desirable is a violet-purple with :1 narrow, wiry stem spike, quite resistant to wind and storms. Delightful varies in its blues, but it is the true delphinium blue, a lovely thing with very compact spikes of very double flowers.
Liriope: To northern readers the name “liriope” will be somewhat strange, but Southern and California amateurs will agree with Peter Nielsen that no plant is as good as iiriope for permanently edging walks and borders or for the rock garden. Foliage is grassiike and sometimes variegated with yellow, sometimes with green. There are lovely, small, globular, blue reminding one of the grape-hyacinth. Plants produce great tufts of growth and spread fairly rapidly.
Shasta Daisy Admiral Byrd‘: As Cliff Corliss so aptly expresses it, “Herc is a plant which does justice to its noble namesake, for it’s undefeated by frigid temperatures and after the first big splash of bloom it returns again and again during the summer to its snowy-white splendor.” This is a new, double, frilled, very large daisy, noted for its unusually long blooming period. It has withstood a temperature of 20 below zero. Two-year-old plants produce as many as 20 to 25 flowering stems.
Viburnums: Some years ago when the Korean Viburnum (V. carlesi) was introduced, it created a real sensation, but now have a superior variety, Viburnum burkwoodi. One of its parents is the Korean and the other is Viburnum stile. It’s extremely hardy, withstanding 22 degrees below zero with only a loss of foliage but no injury to the wood. Its foliage is practically evergreen, and, best of all, its flowers are produced in great clusters. They are white with a pinkish tinge and delightfully fragrant. It won’t be long before we see this commonly used for foundation plantings, for shrub borders, or used as specimen plants. It can be kept as a compact, dense shrub.
Euonymus: The Euonymus is a group of splendid shrubs, but there are several superior sorts which john Siebcmhalcr, Ohio shrub specialist, would like to bring to our attention. Thru the Middlewest where southern broad leaf evergreens don’t grow, Glossy (Euonyrnus carrieri allixsima) succeeds admirably. The glossy foliage persists thru the winter. The shrub is very compact—about 4 fee: _t_all and 5 feet Something you’ll want to look into.
Cf equal interest is a variety of the winged Spindletree, Euanymu: alala compacta*. more coinpact that} its parent. It grows 5 to 5 feet tall and usually as broad. It maintains its foliage close to the ground and attains beautiful pinkish foliage in October. It’s not an untried plant,
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