Wand Flower- Whirling Butterflies-
This long blooming perennial is a favorite because of its long season bloom and low maintenance. Best to plant in full sun but can tolerate part sun as well, flowers available in white, pink, and bi-color with different variants of foliage color from burgundy red to green with freckles. Great for containers and as filler to bare spots in garden.
'Gaudi Pink' 12" tall by 12-14" wide, a compact variety with spikes of pale pink flowers with red stems and buds.
'Gaudi Red' 12" tall by 12-14" wide with spikes of rose-red flowers with dark red buds and stems.
'Sparkle White' 12-24" White blooms with blush pink, compact growth, very drought tolerant
'Whirling Butterflies' 24-36" tallest variety with white flowers above green foliage
’Walberton’s Silver Fountain’ is an interesting variety of windflower that will bring color and texture into the garden from spring-fall. The variegated green and white foliage adds interest before the clear white blooms arrive. The flowers are sterile so no need to worry about it seeding all over the garden as some other varieties might. Often used in containers this compact variety only grows to 24” with a more mounding habit so it is easy to accommodate almost anywhere whether in the garden or otherwise. Full sun is ideal and drought tolerant once established.
'Crimson Butterfly' - foliage in the spring is dark red with some added green in the summer as leaves mature. Hot pink flowers start blooming in the spring on red stems getting to be up to 18" tall.
Photos courtesy of Swift Greenhouses and Creek Hill Nursery