2020 12″ FIBER HANGING BASKETS & PATIO POTS

‘FUNKY GYPSY’
PART SUN TO SHADE
White & scarlet begonia with Silver Falls Dichondra
$50
‘GYPSY’
PART SUN TO SHADE
White, and golden begonia with Silver Falls.
$50
‘Thinking Out Loud’
Pink and lemon begonia with Sky Blue Lobelia
PART SUN TO SHADE
$50
‘LYRA’
Pink begonia, caladium and hippo white.
PART SUN TO SHADE
$50
‘PERSEPHONE’
Black currant punch superbells, Diamond Frost
Euphorbia, Sweet Caroline Ipomea, and Lavender Rose Pelargonium
FULL SUN
$50
‘MIMOSA’
A mix of superbells and supertunia.
FULL SUN
$50
‘LUNA’
Angelface Cascade Blue Angelonia, Superbells Blue Moon Punch, Superbells, and Whiteout Verbena
FULL SUN
$50
‘Vacation Days’
A mix of superbells
FULL SUN
$50

DENVER PATIO CONTAINERS

‘HAVANA’
Container is 16″ tall, with 14″ diameter
‘Heart to Heart’ Scarlet Caladium, Bombshell Red Dipladenia, Diamond Frost Euphorbia and Creeping Jenny or Lemon Coral Sedum.
FULL SUN
$90
‘SUNGLASSES’
Container is 16″ tall, with 14″ diameter
Yellow canna, mixed with supertunia and mini petunia.
FULL SUN
$90

DALLAS CONTAINERS

‘SNOWFLAME
White Wonder Caladium, Diamond Frost Euphorbia and Timeless Fire Pelargonium
SHADE
These are bowl shape containers with an outer diameter of 13″ and a height of 6.5″. Best for centerpieces and raised spaces.
$42

MARCO CONTAINERS

Caladium, Begonia and White Hippo
Outer Diameter is 12″ and Height is 10″
Great for porches and decks!
SHADE
$65

BELMONT PATIO CONTAINERS

‘PERSEPHONE’
Outer Diameter 13″, Height 12″
Superbells Black Currant Punch, Diamond Frost Euphorbia, Sweet Caroline Ipomea, Boldy Lavender Rose Pelargonium
FULL SUN
$55
*ALSO AVAILABLE IN HANDLE PACK & HANGING BASKET
‘FAIRY FRENZY’
Outer Diameter 13″, Height 12″
‘Stratosphere’ Pink Gaura, Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star Petunia, Supertunia Vista Fuschia Petunia, Intensia White Phlox and Superbena Pink Shades.
FULL SUN
$55
‘Paradisio’
Outer Diameter 13″, Height 12″
A mix of dahlia, superbells and lobelia!
Full Sun
$55

Hibiscus Patio Trees!

Plant Life Designs offers tropical hibiscus trees for order! We have a variety of pink, red and yellow. We are currently taking orders until April 10th, 2020. Please note, these trees are available by pre-order only. Trees will be ready for pick-up in May and we will call you when they are here!

Tropical Hibiscus Tree
Photo Credit: Riley Glenn Photography

Hocus Pocus Groundcovers

‘Elfin’ Creeping Thyme (Photo Credit: Midwest Groundcovers)
Purple Blooms in May/June. Drought Tolerant!

We are a proud supplier of Hocus Pocus Groundcovers from Midwest Groundcovers. Whether you are looking for something to fun to walk on, something to mix inbetween your shrubs and perennials, a new addition to a fairy garden, blooms to bring in pollinators, plants to grow under trees, we can offer a groundcover for every situation. Mixed with ornamental grasses, perennials and shrubs, groundcovers can also help ease the maintenance of weeding the garden! We offer complimentary online groundcover consultation. Send us a message at info@plantlifedesigns.com with your groundcover questions!

We can find the right groundcover for your garden location, calculate exactly how many you need and order it for pick up at Plant Life Designs!

For a detailed list of our availbity from Midwest Groundcovers, click here! https://www.hocuspocusgroundcovers.com/

Pictured below are two different groundcover planting patterns. Once we know how you would prefer to place them, we can calculate the number of plants needed!

Triangle Pattern
Grid Pattern

Keep On Growing!

During our time quarantined in our homes with the spread of the Coronavirus, we can still find ways to keep growing. Thinking about the garden and planning for the future keeps us going during these more challenging times that we are in. Here are a few suggestions from your friends at Plant Life Designs!

‘Scentsation’ Honeysuckle Vine

‘Scentsation’ Honeysuckle Vine
Very showy vine with extremely fragrant yellow flowers. Drought tolerant. Fall color.
Full Sun
12-15′ in height, 4-6′ in width
Zone 4-9

$38, 2 gal. size

Available in spring 2020. Plant Life Designs will call for pick up.

*Plants carry a warranty only when installed by Plant Life Designs.

Plant Recipe Cards

Our friends at Midwest Groundcovers have put together some really fun plant recipe cards! All plants available for order at Plant Life Designs. Call our office today at 515.996.8888. We would love to help you add some new plantings to your landscape!

‘Wine Garden’

Add a ‘wine garden’ to your landscape this season with these beautiful selections! See the recipe card below and if you need more assistance please give us a call! Order your plants today for a spring pick up. 515.996.8888

‘Ginger Wine’ Physocarpus
4-6′ tall, 4-6′ wide
Full sun to part sun
Hues of orange-red in the spring and fall; burgundy in summer
White blooms in early summer
Zone 3-7
$51.50 ea, 5 gal. size




‘Winecraft Black’ Smokebush
4-6′ tall, 4-6′ wide
Full sun
Burgundy blooms, purple-black foliage; orange in fall
Zone 4-8
$60 ea, 5 gal size

‘Tuscan Sun’ Heliopsis
12-18″ tall, 12-18″ wide
Full Sun to part sun
Bright daisy-like flowers with an orange-gold button center
Zones 3-9
$17.50 ea, 1 gal. size
‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily
24-36″ tall, 18-36″ wide
Full sun
Pinkish-red flowers with gold throat
Zones 3-9
$12.50 ea, 1 gal size

‘Bonfire’ Euphorbia
8-12″ tall, 12-18″ wide
Full sun to part sun
Green foliage changes purple, red, and orange for the summer
Blooms yellow in summer
Zones 4-9
$18 ea, 1 gal size

(Photos courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers)

Spotlight on ‘Berry Poppins’ Winterberry

Ilex verticillata ‘Berry Poppins’
‘Berry Poppins’ Winterberry
This shrub is perfect for a pop of red in a snowy Iowa landscape!  
Reaching only 3-4′ tall and 3-4′ wide, makes it easy to add into your garden.  The leaves on this plant will drop early, displaying large red colorful berries for the winter season.  ‘Berry Poppins’ prefers full sun to part sun, with moist, well-drained soils.  Pair with ‘Mr. Poppins’ for proper pollination.  

Order today for spring pick-up!  

‘Berry Poppins’ Winterberry, 3 Gal. $46.50

‘Mr. Poppins’ Winterberry, 3 gal. $46.50

9th Annual Spring Plant Sale PICK UP: Saturday, May 2ND FROM 8-5 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT AFTER MAY 2ND.

NEW FOR 2020!

Caladiums!

“Grow them as dazzling thrillers, in containers, amass under a tall tree, cut their leaves for bouquets and oh so much more! With an expansive range of color patterns and both sun and shade tolerant cultivars, you’ll find the toughest part about growing Heart to Heart caladiums is choosing which ones to buy.” – Proven Winners

 Caladiums are also generally considered to be houseplants where they prefer bright light or a sunny window.

‘Heart and Soul’ is a strap leaf variety with a white center, green border and red spots. The white center is often flushed pink. ‘Heart and Soul’ can tolerate 6-8 hours of morning sun and is therefore useful in the landscape for its versatility – working in both sun and shade.  15-20″ in height and 8-10″ wide.
Photo Credit: Proven Winners
$12/ Quart Size
‘Scarlet Flame’ has vivid red, strap shaped leaves are liberally marked with pink and white speckles and handsomely finished with a bright green margin. It works well in patio planters or the landscape. It works especially well in borders. It will grow well in both shade and sun conditions. 15-20″ in height and 8-10″ wide.
Photo Credit: Proven Winners
$12/ Quart Size

Described as nothing less than elegant, ‘White Wonder’ is a beautiful lance-leaved (strap) variety that can stand full sun. Due to its stature, ‘White Wonder’ makes an excellent border to intermediate plant in the landscape. It is adapted to both sun and shade. 15-20″ in height and 8-10″ wide. Photo Credit: Proven Winners
$12/ Quart Size

Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper

A perfect pepper for your patio! Say that 10 times fast! This pepper will only reach 16-24″ tall and 12-18″ wide and will produce all season long. A perfect plant for snacks on the patio! The flavor of this pepper is smooth, sweet and spicy….moderate heat.
Photo Credit: Proven Winners
$6/ 4.25″ Container

Good Hearted Tomatoes

Juicy fruits have a tender skin and perfect sweet to acid balance. The somewhat heart-shaped tomatoes are fun and interesting and look especially cool when sliced in half, which shows off the heart-shape to best effect. The tomato shape helps this veggie be ornamental as well as yummy. These plants will produce tomatoes for an extended period of time and thrive in heat and humidity. Fruit ripens in about 65 to 72 days.  Plant will reach 8-12″ tall and 12-18′ wide.
Photo Credit: Proven Winners
$6/ 4.25″ Container

BERRIED TREASURE STRAWBERRY

This wonderful plant is both highly ornamental and it produces tasty fruit on ever-bearing plants. The semi-double Red flowers are gorgeous in their own right.  Planting in a container will show off the fruit to best effect, but it can also be grown in gardens. Runners can develop over time, which may add a long trailing element to the plant.  These runners can be trimmed back, if you prefer to do so or can be left as is. $6/ 4.25″ Container

Amazel Basil

This basil is resistant to downy mildew, a disease that often plagues basil. And since it’s sterile, this large, vigorous plant produces a higher yield of usable, deliciously aromatic leaves. The more you harvest, the better it grows.
20-36″ tall and 12-24″ wide
Photo Credit: Proven Winners
$6/ 4.25″ Container
Herbs
More Herbs!
SWEET ROMANCE LAVENDER
Height 12-18″, Spacing 12-18″
Full Sun, Zone 5
$10/ Quart

VEGETABLES

Vegetables Sold in 4.25″ Container
Tasty Treats

NEW HEIRLOOM TOMATO VARIETIES FOR 2020!

Dr. Wyche’s, Pork Chop, Brad’s Atomic Garage, New Hanover, Green Pineapple & Thornsburn’s Terra Cotta.

JENNIE SMITH’S RECOMMENDATIONS!

SLICER KIT: CHEROKEE PURPLE, KELLOGG’S BREAKFAST, RUTGERS, MORTGAGE LIFTER, YELLOW BRANDYWINE

SAUCE KIT: AMISH PASTE, SAN MARZANO, OPALKA

PATIO KIT: BLUEBERRY, TOMMY TOE, GREEN ZEBRA

JENNIE WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU CUSTOMIZED SELECTIONS! REACH OUT TO HER AT JENNIE@BUTCHERCRICK.COM FOR AN ONLINE TOMATO CONSULTATION!

To view photos of varieties, please visit seedsavers.org or rarecreek.org.

THANK YOU!

Orange Tomatoes

Yellow Tomatoes
Paste Tomatoes
Red Tomatoes
Red Tomatoes
Red Tomatoes
Currant Tomatoes
Cherry Tomaotes
White Tomatoes
Tomatillo
Groundcherry
Bicolor Tomatoes
Pink Tomatoes

START A CUT FLOWER GARDEN WITH ‘SUNCREDIBLE’ HELIANTHUS & ‘TRUFFULA PINK’ GOMPHRENA

Height 24-42″, Plant on 18-24″ Centers
Annual Flower
Full Sun
$12/ 1 Gallon Size
Height 22-28″
Plant on 12-18″ Centers
Annual
Full Sun
Attracts butterflies and bees! Great for cutting!
$5/ 4″ Container

Back By Popular Demand!

DAHLIAS

GRANDE CANCUN DAHLIA
Full Sun
Height: 15-18″
Plant on 12-18″ Centers
$12/ 1 Gallon
GRANDE CASTILLO DAHLIA
Full Sun
Height: 15-18″
Plant on 12-18″ Centers
$12/1 Gallon
GRANDE COZUMEL DAHLIA
Full Sun
Height 15-18″
Plant on 12-18″ centers
$12/ 1 Gallon
GRANDE EMILIO
FULL SUN
Height 15-18″
Plant on 12-18″ centers
$12/ 1 Gallon
GRANDE TEQUILA
Full Sun
Height 15-18″
Plant on 12-18″ centers
$12/ 1 Gallon
GRANDE TOPIA DAHLIA
Full Sun
Height 15-18″
Plant on 12-18″ centers
$12/ 1 Gallon
GRANDE ROMERO
Full Sun
Height 15-18″
Plant on 12-18″ centers
$12/ 1 Gallon

HANDLE PACKS

Take the guess work out of container design and let handle packs….handle it!
A mix of six assorted plants that co-mingle and turn into a beautiful container garden.

‘PERSEPHONE’ A mix of Blackcurrant Punch Superbells, Diamond Frost Euphorbia, Sweet Caroline Raven Ipomea, and Boldy Lavender Rose Pelargonium. FUSCHIA, DARK BURGUNDY AND WHITE COMBO! FULL SUN!

$20 each (Handle Packs Include 6 plants)

‘SPARK OF LIFE’ A mix of Hollywood Star Superbells, Supertunia Vista Fuchsia Petunia, Colorblaze Lime Time Coleus. HOT PINK AND LIME GREEN COMBO! FULL SUN!

$20 each (Handle Packs Include 6 Plants)

‘Bella Donna’ A mix of Stratosphere White Gaura, Hippo Pink, Timeless Pink Pelargonium, and Supertunia Mini Vista Hot Pink . PINK AND WHITE COMBO! FULL SUN!

$20 each (Handle Packs Include 6 Plants)

CANNAS

CORAL CANNA
Height: 30-48″
Full Sun
$12/ Gallon
Dark Orange Canna
Height: 30-48″
Full Sun
$12/Gallon
Yellow Canna
Height 30-48″
Full Sun
$12/Gallon

GRACEFUL GRASSES

‘Prince Tut’
Height 18-30″, Spacing 18-24″
Full Sun to Part Sun
Annual Grass
$10/ Quart
KING TUT GRASS
Height: 48-72″
Spacing: 36-48″
Full Sun to Part Sun
Annual Grass
$14/ Gallon
Blue Mohawk
Height 24-36″
Spacing 8-12″
Zones: 5-9
Full Sun to Part Sun
$10/Quart
Fireworks Pennisetum
Height 24-30″
Spacing 24-30″
Full Sun
Annual Grass
$10/Quart

TROPICALS

Senecio ‘Angel Wings’
Height 12″
Plant on 12″ Centers
Full Sun to Part Sun
$18/ 1 Gallon

COLOCASIA

Pictured: ‘Maui Sunrise’
Height: 32-44″
Spread: 18-24″
Sun or Shade
$12/Gallon
Coffee Cups Colocasia
Height: 36-60″
Full Sun to Part Sun
$12/Gallon
‘Heart of the Jungle’
Height: 36-60″
Full Sun to Part Sun
$12/Gallon

TIDY PLANTS

Order your tidy plants today for spring! Plants will be available for pick up in late April/early May. We will contact you when they arrive and can be picked up at our gardens in Van Meter.

(Please note, plants only carry a warranty if planted by Plant Life Designs. )

‘Summer Beauty’ Allium
12-18″ x 18-24″
Full Sun
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
$12, 1 Gal. Size
‘Millenium’ Allium
12-18″ x 18-24″
Full Sun
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
$13, 1 Gal Size
‘Peek-A-Boo’ Allium
8-12″ x 18-24″
Full Sun
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
$15, 1 Gal. Size

‘Royal Heritage’ Lenten Rose
18-24″ x 18-24″
Shade to Part Sun
Deer Resistant
$20, 1 Gal. Size
Aronia Low Scape Mound
18-24″ x 18-24″
Full Sun/Part Shade
Red Fall Foliage
White Spring Flower
$38.50, 2 Gal Size
‘Kit Kat’ Catmint
8-12″ x 8-12″
Full Sun
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
$12, 1 Gal Size
Drift Roses
Apricot 12-18″ x 24-36″
Coral 12-18″ x 18-24″
Peach 12-18″ x 18-24″
Pink 12-18″ x 24-36″
Popcorn 12-18″ x 18-24″
Red 12-18″ x 24-36″
Sweet 12-18″ x 24-36″
White 12-18″ x 24-36″
Full Sun
$38, 3 Gal. Size

Drift Rose
Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’
Apline Betony
18-24″ x 12-18″
Full Sun
$12.50, 1 Gal Size
Autumn Moor Grass
18-24″ x 12-18″
Versatile Grass
Full Sun
$14, 1 Gal. Size
‘Bonfire’ Cushion Spurge
8-12″ x 12-18″
Full Sun/Part Sun
$18, 1 Gal. Size