Vi Thanks You will not be disappointed in that one I got it direct from Australia but if I remember right I think I saw it in Joe Ghio's catalog last year. Here is another picture of it after it has relaxed a little hopefully I can help you find a couple more
to add to your order with it.
Tom I think anything under 20 is just miserable to be outside in ..I know this is normal for the midwest this time of the year but I remember just 2 years ago it was almost 70 on Jan. 1st and I actually planted a tree on New Year's Day
which was a real treat and now this year it's back to cabin fever, I think I need to join Arlyn and head south for awhile.
Those seedlings are definitely getting a taste of extremes this year 100 plus in July and 6 months later -10 for the low tonight, I guess if they can grow and survive those extremes one would think they will do well just about everywhere so we will see. I am sure there are some that won't make it but we should have a lot to look at in the spring and that will be the best part hopefully finding something different out there everyday.I am also looking forward to getting this years seeds started in Feb. it was fun watching them grow in the greenhouse last year. Hoping I have some similar luck with the new batch.
This next group of pictures was some of my earlier bloomers which I am partial too, the 1st bloom of the year and the last one are always some of the best for me. I have had very few ever re bloom here most get froze in early October so when the season is done it is another year before I will see them again. I did buy some SDB's this year to try to get the party started a little earlier they will be fun hoping they start with the Tulips and bloom with my spring trees.
Spectator ( This was my 1st bloom of the season it makes for a impressive clump lot's of flowers)
Safari Sunrise ( Really liked this one as well it was beautiful and another one that had a big color impact early)
Noble Gesture ( This is another one where there are a lot of similar colors out there possibly 100's of dark purple/Black flowers but in my opinion it is by far the best of any of them, it has been a great grower here with large plants and everyone Loves the flowers on it if I had to pick 1 dark one for my garden this is it.)
Brouhaha ( A early bloomer and a favorite of mine in a clump this one is awesome there are lot's with bands but nothing this bright )
Secret Recipe ( This one is really neat a smaller plant but has grown well here and has bright Purple Based Foliage a bonus in early spring)
Copper Clouds ( In a color class all by itself I don't know how to describe the color it is very unique and we really enjoy this one)
Absolute Treasure ( A very unique light blue color grows well and stunning in a clump)
Cold Fusion ( I am excited about this one.. different is good hope it produces a wide range of colors and patterns)
Head Over Heels ( one of my newer one's from Australia of all the light pinks released in the past couple years it is my favorite lot's of ruffles and bloomed for a long time)
Brilliant Disguise ( I have had this for over 5 years now and this year it was Outstanding the color contrast of Orange standards and Dark Burgundy Black falls was stunning it is recommended)