Oh boy! We have some cool new plants in the nursery today at Westport
Winery Garden Resort. (Kind of on a binge of "booze" names for a garden
in process" So check out Elaeagnus 'Olive Martini', Sedum 'Double
Martini', Geum 'cocktails Alabama Slammer' and 'Cocktails Mai Tai'.
Elaeagnus 'Olive Martini' boasts vibrant foliage edged in gold creating
a striking display in the sunny border. Excellent as a hedge, backdrop
or specimen, Olive Martini provides sturdy structure and stable color. Full sun, Ht. 10ft, Zone 6.
Sedum 'Double Martini' Stonecrop features olive green leaves and red
stems. It is a butterfly favorite and drought tolerant. Ht. 12in. Zone
Geum 'Cocktails Alabama Slammer Avens has beautiful purple
buds on deep purple stems that emerge in spring, and open into a
stunning two-toned gold blossom with reddish orange edges. Ultra compact
perennial will fit nicely in smaller gardens. Ht. 12in. Zone 5.
Geum 'Cocktails Mai Tai' Avens has semi-double apricot blossoms with
ruffled edges on burgundy stems with interesting strawberry-like
foliage. Easy to grow in full sun, and well draining soil. Ht. 16in.
Zone 5 And best of all, it is deer resistant.
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