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2017 Online Catalog
* Denotes new plants for 2017
DR – Deer Resistant. Please note that no plant is 100% deer resistant
Achillea Moon Dust™ Yarrow: Sun, 12-14". A compact yarrow with soft yellow flowers borne in flat-top clusters. Attractive silver foliage. Great sunny-garden addition with long bloom that attracts butterflies. Blooms throughout the summer. DR
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ Yarrow: Sun, 12-24”. Upright, clump-forming, compact hybrid yarrow with bright lemon-yellow flat-topped flowerheads throughout the summer. Soft, fern-like, aromatic, gray-green foliage. Best grown in lean, dry to medium moisture, well-drained sandy loams in full sun. DR
*Agastache rugosa ‘Little Adder’Anise-Hyssop: Sun, 16-18”. A nice, compact variety with lavender-blue flowers that bloom early summer through the fall. Licorice-scented foliage deters deer. Flowers are attractive to pollinators. DR
Alchemilla sericata ‘Gold Strike' Lady's Mantle: Pt.Sun/Shade, 12-14". Velvety, scalloped, pleated foliage lends a beautiful backdrop for dainty, yellow-chartreus flowers in the spring. Perfect for the shaded border.
Anemone x ‘Pocahontas’ Windflower: Sun/Pt.Shade, 18-24”. Bubblegum-pink double blooms with bright golden-yellow centers bloom heavily on strong, compact stems in late-summer into the fall. Great for late-season color and perfect as a cut flower. Likes to grow in moist, well-draining soil with some afternoon shade. DR
*Armeria maritima 'Splendens' Sea Thrift: Sun, 6”. Cute tufts of green grass-like foliage form neat mounds in a sunny rock garden. Deep pink pom-pom flowers bloom on wiry stems above the foliage in spring. Enjoys dry, infertile soil. Will rot in wet or heavy soil. DR
Aruncus aethusifolius Dwarf Goat’s Beard: Shade/pt. Shade, 10-16”. Their dwarf stature and delicate, fern-like foliage makes them suitable for the front of the border, yet they look perfectly at home in a moist woodland setting. The ivory flower plumes of aruncus are comparable to an astilbe’s plumes.
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed: Sun, 3-5'. Compact rose-pink flower clusters bloom in mid-summer to early fall. Flowers have a light vanilla scent. Care-free perennial this is resistant to deer!
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed: Sun/Lt. Shade, 2-3’: This bushy, perennial is prized for its large, flat-topped clusters of bright-orange flowers. The leaves are mostly alternate, pointed, and smooth on the edge. The yellow-orange to bright orange flower clusters, 2–5 inches across, are at the top of the flowering stem
Aster ageratoides ‘Starshine’ Japanese Aster: Sun, 18-23”. White flowers with yellow centers will cover mounding, compact green foliage from mid-summer through fall. Does not need pinching to control height. Has great powdery mildew resistance.
Astilbe: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, rich, organically rich soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. If regularly watered, foliage will usually remain attractive throughout the growing season. A summer compost mulch helps retain soil moisture. Removing faded flower stalks will not prolong bloom but may improve plant appearance, particularly if a ground cover look is desired. On the other hand, many gardeners leave the flower stalks in place after bloom because of the continuing ornamental interest of the dried seed heads. Divide clumps when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years). –Missouri Botanical Garden
Astilbe x ‘Fanal’: Pt.Sun/Shade, 15-18”. One of the darkest red flowers of any of the astilbes. Neat, compact, sturdy bronze foliage with tall, narrow panicles of dark crimson red flowers in July. DR
*Astilbe ‘Look at Me’: Pt.Sun/Shade, 15-18”. Large, bubble-gum pink plumes on red stems bloom in early to mid-summer over a compact mound of lacy green leaves. Will tolerate more sun if the soil is cool. DR
*Astilbe chinensis 'Visions in Red': Shade/Pt-Sun, 28”. Dark green leaves with dark purple stems and petioles. Dark purple-red flowers bloom in thick panicles bloom in late spring to early summer. DR
*Astilbe chinensis 'Visions in White': Shade/Pt-Sun, 24”. Dark green leaves with dark purple stems and petioles. Creamy-white flowers bloom in thick panicles bloom in late spring to early summer. DR
*Astilbe x ‘Younique Pink’: Pt.Sun/Pt.Shade, 12-16”. This is a shorter, more compact Atilbe with striking, bright pink flowers that will brighten up the shaded garden in early summer. DR
Baptisia × variicolor 'Twilite' Prairie Blues False Indigo: Full Sun, 3-5'. Beautiful mid-spring pea-like, bicolor violet-purple flowers with yellow keels. Sturdy blue-green stems and leaves. Flowers give way to ornamental seed pods that emerge green but mature to black by August. Enjoys moist, well-drained soil with low fertility. Choose a site for this plant wisely, as it does not like to me moved! DR
Bergenia cordifolia ‘Winterglut’ Pigsqeek: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12-18”. Dark margenta-red flowers rise above the foliage in April. Dark-green, leathery leaves turn a very pretty purplish-bronze in the colder months. DR
*Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’: Shade, 12-15”. Glowing creamy white leaf margins make this Brunnera stand out in the shade garden. Some leaves can be almost entirely white! Clusters of tiny, baby blue flowers bloom above the foliage from mid to late spring. DR
*Campanula carpatica ‘Rapido Blue’ Carpathian Bellflower: Sun/Pt.Sun, 5-7”. An improved variety of ‘Blue Clips’ displaying increased vigor and blooming up to 4 weeks earlier. Plants form a low, cushion-shaped mound of small green leaves, with an abundance of up-facing, open blue bells appearing in late spring through late summer. Will continue blooming for weeks if spent blossoms are regularly removed. Looks great in a rock garden, edging and in containers.
Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ Pink-Turtlehead: Pt.Shade, 36-40”. A great late-season bloomer for the partially shaded garden. Spikes of rosy-pink flowers rise up in the back of the border in late-summer into fall. Foliage stays nice all season, making a nice green backdrop for other shorter perennials during the summer.
*Coreopsis ‘Mercury Rising’: Sun, 15-18”. Fine textured foliage spreads, forming an ideal clump topped with small, merlot-red flowers with golden centers from early summer until early fall. Shows excellent powdery mildew resistance! The butterflies will love this one and so will you!
Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’: Sun, 18-24”. Soft, fine-textured foliage features pale yellow, small, daisy-like flowers from late-Spring through fall.
Coreopsis ‘Zagreb: Sun, 12-18”. A classic Tickseed for the sunny garden. Bright golden flowers bloom atop deep green, fine-textured foliage from May through July. Deadheading will encourage longer bloom time. Thrives in poor soil.
Dianthus barbatus 'Indian Carept' Sweet William: Sun, 7". Clumping perennial with wonderful colors and patterns of pink, red, white and magenta flowers in late spring. Prefers alkaline soil. DR
Dianthus ‘Firewitch’ Cheddar Pinks: Sun, 6”. Tufted mounds of powder-blue foliage produce wiry stems of contrasting hot-magenta flowers. Primarily a spring bloomer, but will sporadically repeat blooming throughout the season. Deadhead for best performance. Enjoys well-drained soil. DR
Dicentra spectablis Bleeding Heart: Shade, Pt.Shade, 30". Unique pink flowers dangle from arching stems in late spring. Bleeding Heart will die back to the ground as the summer heats up, but it will return next spring! A classic that everyone loves! DR
Echinacea ‘Magnus’ Coneflower: Sun, 32”. Large, upright, orange-brown cones are central to pink-purple petals that are held horizontally. A standard in the perennial garden, this coneflower will bloom from summer through the fall, attracting tons of butterflies! DR
*Echinacea Prairie Splendor™ Coneflower: Sun, 18-24”. A coneflower variety that boasts an earlier bloom time (up to 2 weeks earlier than other varieties) and an extended bloom time, blooming from late June to the first frost. 4-6 inch wide, purple-pink flowers are presented atop shorter and more compact, well-branched plants.
Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’ Coneflower: Sun, 36”. Large, upright, orange-brown cones are central to pink-purple petals that are held horizontally. A standard in the perennial garden, this coneflower will bloom from summer through the fall, attracting tons of butterflies! DR
Eupatorium dubium ‘Baby Joe’ Joe-Pye Weed: Sun/Pt. Shade, 2-3’. A miniature version of the larger, sometimes hard-to-handle Joe-Pye Weed. Beautiful pink-purple flower heads bloom in mid-summer into the fall, attracting butterflies! DR
Eupatorium ‘Little Joe’ Joe-Pye Weed: Sun/Pt. Shade, 3’. Large domes of lavender-pink flowers that attract lots of butterflies in late summer and early fall. Its smaller size makes it a better fit in moist borders, beds, meadows, or roadside plantings. DR
Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’ Joe-Pye Weed: Sun/Pt.Sun, 3-4”. Mounds of dark bronze-purple leaves with deep purple stems provide a beautiful backdrop for puffy white flower clusters. As the season progresses, the leaves become dark green. Nice for the back of the borer plant which attracts butterflies. DR
*Euphorbia martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Spurge: Sun, 20”. A stand-out plant from spring to fall! Narrow, grey-green leaves with a striking yellow edge topped with clusters of variegated cream, lime, and green flowers (bracts) in spring. Cooler months bring flushes of red, pink, and orange to the foliage. DR
*Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Apricot' Blanket Flower: Sun, 12”. A compact mound of bright green foliage is covered in robust, yellow and apricot blossoms from early summer. Deadhead them to keep them blooming most of the summer. These plants require little care. They enjoy dry, sandy, poor soil. DR
Gallium odoratum 'Sweet Woodruff': Pt.Shade, 6-8". Rapidly spreading perennial groundcover that prefers a cool, moist shady location for best appearance. White flowers in late spring.
Geranium ‘Biokovo’ Cranesbill: Pt.Sun/Sun, 6-12”. Masses of pink-white flowers from Spring to Summer on bushy, lightly scented foliage. Foliage turns red in fall and is tolerant of both wet and dry conditions.
Geranium ‘Blushing Turtle’ Cranesbill: Pt.Shade, 18”. Bright rose-prink flowers with vibrant purple veins cover this plant from June through September. Best planted at the front of the border where you can enjoy the detail in each flower.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety': Pt.Shade, 12-18”. Light pink flowers with darker sepals and stems are held high above thick green foliage in late spring to early summer. Tolerates bright shade and drier soils. Great as a groundcover! DR
Geranium 'Rozanne' – Pt.Sun/Sun, 12-15". Violet-blue flowers in great abundance all summer. Foliage healthy all summer. The best perennial geranium for bloom, vigor, foliage health and overall attractiveness. Perennial plant of the year for 2008.
*Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ Sneezeweed: Sun, 24-32”. A wonderful native perennial for late season color. This variety blooms prolifically with masses of brick-red flowers with a golden-bronze center. Very easy to grow and provides a long splash of color from midsummer into early fall.
Helleborous Winter Magic ‘Candy Love’ Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12-15”. A profusion of outward-facing, pastel yellow and pink blooms begin very early in the season and last for months. DR
*Helleborous Winter Thrillers ‘Grape Galaxy’ Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 16-23”. Large, single, deep purple flowers are cup-shaped and held above the foliage for easy enjoyment. Bright green contrasting centers add to the flower’s appeal. Like all hellebore, these will bring joy in your lust for spring in late winter! DR
Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi' Daylily: Sun, 30”. Deep true-purple 6” flowers with a vivid lime green throat. One of the best purple daylilies on the market. This is considered a "Designer" daylily, which means that it has been selected as a highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.
*Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’ Daylily: Sun, 30”. Gorgeous, 5” wide deep crimson-red flowers with light ruffles at the edge of each petal. Blooms in mid-summer. A vigorous, strong grower.
Hemerocallis ‘Leebea Orange Crush’ Daylily: Sun, 18”. A creamy-orange flower blooms in early to mid-summer. Repeat bloomer.
Hemerocallis 'Stella D’Oro’ Daylily: Sun, 12". A popular one! Golden yellow flowers bloom much of the season. Will spread slowly into substantial patches.
*Heuchera ‘Pistache’ Coral Bells: Pt.Shade/Shade, 10”. A vigorous grower with large, lime green to chartreuse-yellow leaves depending on sun exposure. The bright color pops in the shade garden when planted among blue hostas and painted ferns. Leaves develop a red tinge in cooler months.
Heuchera ‘Stormy Seas’: Pt.Shade, 16”. A compact, sturdy mound of ruffled, slightly glossy leaves that emerge maroon-purple then mature to bronze-green with purple undersides. Sprays of creamy bell flowers appear in June on tall stems.
Heucherella ‘Alabama Sunrise’: Sun/Shade, 12”. In spring, the large, lobed leaves are gold with sharply contrasting red veining. This color remains throughout most of the summer, then greens up a bit but retains the red veining. In the fall and winter, the evergreen foliage turns a warm shade of orange-pink.
*Heucherella ‘Cracked Ice’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 7”. In summer, leaves exhibit blue and green tones with dramatic silver veining. In the cooler months the leaves display a silvery-pink overlay.
Heucherella ‘Great Smokies: Sun/Shade, 12-15”. Oak leaf-shaped leaves are a deep shade of burgundy with rosy-pink undersides. Foliage color evolves as the season progresses. Blooms in mid spring with white flowers on tall sturdy stems.
Heucherella ‘Sunrise Falls’: Sun/Shade, 7”. A vigorous, trailing Heucherella with large, yellow, maple-shaped leaves and red veins. Fall leaves have dramatic red tints. The stems trail, making it a great container plant or groundcover.
Our hardy Hibiscus is the last plant to poke through in late Spring! We do not release any plants for sale until we see new growth. Because of this, Hibiscus plants are usually not available until late May-June.
Hibiscus ‘Brandy Punch’: Sun, 3-4’. Large, dinner-plate sized pink flowers adorn the plants from late summer until frost for excellent late season color. Heavy branching allows for more flowers. The large leaves are striking with tints of bronze, purple, and green.
Hibiscus ‘Pink Elephant’: Sun, 4-5’. One of the largest-flowered hardy hibiscus with 1’ across pink flowers with overlapping petals and a deep red center. Blooms in mid-late summer.
Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 20”x36”. A truly unique, stand-out hosta! This is a medium-sized hosta with frosty blue, cupped leaves that will actually hold water. Heavily textured, sturdy leaves show good slug resistance. White flowers in summer.
Hosta 'Billy Bob Angel’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 18”x36”. Leaves emerge with a blue-green hue through the beginning of summer, turning a darker green later in the season. Pale lavender flowers in summer.
Hosta ‘Blue Angel’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 3’. Beautiful blue heart-shaped leaves form a neat mound in the shade garden. Sturdy leaves provide excellent slug resistance. Lavender flowers in mid-summer.
Hosta ‘Fireworks’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 10”X10”. A petite, upright, bright hosta! Narrow, bright white leaves with thin green margins grow upward instead of having a mounding habit.
Hosta ‘Humpback Whale’: Pt.Shade/shade, 3’x7’. This massive host forms a dome-shaped mound of blue-green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves. Its color is bluest in the springtime. Blue-green scapes carry near-white, bell-shaped flowers in early summer.
Hosta ‘June’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 15”x20”. Leaves have wide, streaked, blue-green margins and chartreuse centers in spring. Leaf center becomes medium to light gold in summer with enough sun exposure, but will remain chartreuse in full shade. Heavy, slug-resistant foliage.
Hosta ‘Liberty: Shade/Pt.Shade, 2’x4’. Medium sized Hosta has a dark green leaves with a wide golden yellow margin that changes to cream in the summer. In late summer, each clump is topped with spikes of hummingbird-friendly lavender flowers.
Hosta ‘Saint Elmo’s Fire’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 16”x30”. Leaves emerge in spring with creamy yellow centers, darkening to light green with smooth, pure white margins. A multi-colored effect appears in summer with the contrast between the older green leaves and the newer yellow ones. Pale lavender flowers appear in midsummer
*Hosta ‘Stained Glass’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 15”. Giant, 10.5" long, intense gold leaves with wide, dark-green margins. The deep textured leaves give the appearance of stained glass. Lavender flowers in late-summer.
Hosta ‘Wide Brim’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 16”x24”. An eye-catching hosta with dark green leaves with wide, irregular yellow margins. Forms a uniform, neat mound. Pale lavender flowers on scapes in mid to late summer.
Hosta ‘Yankee Blue’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 20”x50”. Elongated wedge-shaped leaves with wavy margins that hold their blue color all summer, then later in the season, the color changes to blue-green. Nearly white flowers appear on tall scapes in midsummer.
Iberis 'Purity'Candytuft- Sun/10"/ Everg30xreen, glossy green foliage with white flowers in spring that blanket the compact plant. Excellent for edging or for a rock garden.
*Kniphofia ‘Border Ballet’ Red-Hot Poker: Sun, 24”. This is a hybrid kniphofia seed strain that will feature a great variety of flower colors ranging from pinks, oranges and reds to yellows and creamy/dusty pastels. The plants are compact, upright and clump-forming. Great for attracting hummingbirds! Well-draining soil is a must! DR
Lamiastrum gableobdolon 'Herman's Pride': Sun/Pt.Sun/Shade, 10". Dense mound of metallic silver foliage with green veins. Petite yellow flowers in late spring. Nice as a deer resistant groundcover. Needs good moisture if planted in full sun. DR
Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost' Dead Nettle: Shade/Pt.Shade, 6". Bluish-green foliage with silver edges. Short spikes of clear, pale pink flowers make it a wonderful ground cover.DR
Lavandula ‘Dilly Dilly’ Lavender: Sun, 12”, English and French cross with improved fragrance, hardiness and vigor. Nice compact habit with beautiful bushy flower spikes held above the foliage. DR
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Niko’ PHENOMENAL™ Lavender: Sun, 30”: Hybrid lavenders generally flower in midsummer, a little later than the English types. This selection forms a bushy mound of silver foliage, with long spikes of purple-blue flowers. Best sited in a location with excellent drainage. Plants should be clipped back by half in spring. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for fresh cutting, this is an excellent Lavender selection for drying. Often repeat blooms in late summer or fall. DR
Leucanthemum ‘Snow Cap’ Shasta Daisy: Sun, 12-14”. A wonderful, compact selection, with masses of single white flowers with cheery yellow centers. Excellent for cutting. Also great for edging, or in mixed containers. Removing faded flowers will greatly increase the blooming time.
Liatris 'Kobold' – Sun/ 3'/ Tall wands of airy violet arise in abundance on strong, erect 3-foot stalks. Remains attractive long after its midsummer bloom, with fresh, grasslike foliage staying neat and colorful well into fall.
Liriope 'Variegata' Lilytuft- Shade/Pt.Shade/Sun , 12". Same as above, but displays green and yellow variegated leaves and purple flowers.
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower- Sun/Pt.Shade, 36-48” A brilliant shade of cardinal red! Often seen along woodland paths and near steam banks. Spires of bright-red, hood-like flowers on stately spikes in late summer and fall. Will enjoy moist soil in full sun, and can tolerate light shade. The hummingbirds love this plant! DR
Lobelia cardinalis ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ Cardinal Flower: Sun/Pt.Shade, 30-35”. Plants emerge with maroon leaves in spring, which age to a blend of olive green and bronze. Tall stems appear in mid to late summer, holding spikes of bright scarlet-red flowers that are a magnet for hummingbirds. Long-lived and happy in average to moist soil.
Melittis melissophyllum Bastard Balm: Sun/Pt.Sun, 12-14”. This mounding perennial has downy, honey-scented foliage. Small orchid-like flowers are clustered near the stem tips, white with a purple lip appearing in late-spring through early summer. . Attractive to many pollinators! DR
*Monarda ‘Cranberry Lace’Beebalm: Sun, 10-12”. Beebalms are a favorite among all the pollinators! This variety is a shorter, compact type that can be planted at the front of the garden. Bright pink flowers will blooms most of the summer, especially when dead-headed. Exhibits good powdery mildew resistance. DR
Monarda 'Petite Delight' Beebalm: Sun, 12-15". Unique lavender-rose flower heads appear on very compact mounds of dark green crinkled foliage in June-August. Attracts hummingbirds, resistant to deer and will spread each season. DR
Nepeta 'Blue Wonder' Catmint- Sun/ 12"/ Larger flowers and a long period of bloom. Foliage is green/gray. Its shorter stature makes it suitable for the front of a border, or as a groundcover. DR
Nepeta ‘Dropmore’ Catmint: Sun, 18”. Tall and neatly upright, this Nepeta will withstand hot, dry locations with no problem! Soft, lavender flowers bloom spring to fall. Once the flowers begin to fade in mid-summer, shear the entire plant back for a full flush of new growth. Nice, aromatic foliage is attractive to us but not to deer! DR
Nepeta ‘Junior Walker’ Catmint: Sun, 14-16”. Mounding, aromatic grey-green foliage supports endless clustered spikes of pale-purple flowers May through September. Shear back the initial flower spikes for continuous bloom throughout the season. Likes hot, dry locations. DR
Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ Catmint: Sun, 24-36”. A great catmint variety to inhabit a larger space in the garden. Gray-green, aromatic foliage deters deer. Periwinkle blue flowers bloom the majority of the summer. Although the stems are 2-3 feet long, the plant's arching habit brings the height down to 18 to 24 inches. DR
Nepeta 'Walker's Low' Catmint- Sun/ 30"/ Lovely blue violet flowers accent aromatic grey green foliage. Its long season of bloom and carefree habit make it a worthy addition to the Perennial Plant "Hall of Fame". DR
Oenothera fremontii ‘Shimmer’ Evening Primrose: Sun, 6”. Trailing and mounding, narrow, silver-green foliage forms a nice groundcover that is covered in lemon-yellow flowers in late spring. You will occasionally get a few new blooms throughout the summer as well. Does great in very well-drained, sandy soils.
Opuntia compressa Prickly Pear: Sun, 6-18”. Green-blue paddle-like succulent foliage spreads over sandy, well-drained soils. Bright yellow flowers bloom in mid-summer and are followed by edible red fruits. DR
Origanum rotundifolium ‘Kent Beauty’ Oregano: Sun, 12”. Blue-green trailing foliage gives way to pink flowers (which are actually bracts). Trailing and cascading hibit make it a great groundcover or addition to a hanging basket or planter. DR
*Paeonia ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ Peony: Sun, 30”. Large, fully double flowers of bright rose pink bloom blooms in late spring. Makes a great cut-flower. DR
Paeonia ‘Kansas’ Peony: Sun, 30”. Considered one of the best double-flowering red peonies. Watermelon-red flowers bloom in late spring to early summer atop sturdy, upright stems. DR
*Paeonia 'Paula Fay’ Peony: Sun, 36”. Semidouble flowers with deep-pink, ruffled petals around a golden yellow center. Blooms in late-spring. DR
Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’: Sun, 23-35”. Attractive, mounding deep purple-red foliage, bearing spikes of bicolor soft and deep-pink bell-shaped flowers in summer. Great for the middle of the border. Attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators!
*Penstemon ‘Prairie Twilight’ Beard-Tongue: Sun, 18-22”. Clump-forming perennial with two-lipped, tubular, lavender purple flowers with white lower lips. Flowers bloom from late spring into early summer on upright burgundy stems. Hummingbird attractor!
*Perovskia Lacey Blue™ Dwarf Russian Sage: Sun, 12-18”. A petite version of the common Russian sage that now can be planted in most gardens! Silvery-green aromatic foliage with sprays of purple-blue flowers bloom mid-summer through the fall. Attracts many types of pollinators! Cut back by half in Spring. DR
*Phlox paniculata ‘White Flame’ Garden Phlox: Sun, 12-18”. A new, compact variety of garden phlox with large clusters of bright-white flowers. Full, mounded form is perfect at the front of borders or in mixed container plantings. Blooms in mid-summer through early fall.
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ Creeping phlox: Pt.Sun, 6-12”. Plants form a low spreading mound of leathery, evergreen leaves. Short upright stems appear in mid-spring, bearing clusters of sweetly-fragrant deep purple flowers for several weeks.. Native to Eastern North America. Shear back after bloom.
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue' Creeping Phlox- Sun/ 6"/ Thick weave of narrow, evergreen foliage sprinkled with brilliant blue flower clusters of star-shaped petals that will grow almost anywhere. This old fashioned favorite is a creeping, mounding plant. Primary bloom is from spring through summer.
Platycodon 'Sentimental Blue' Balloon Flower – Sun/ P/T Shade/ 12"/ dwarf selection that typically grows to only 6-12" tall. Features unique, puffy flower buds shaped like hot air balloons which open into 3" diameter, single, blue, upward-facing, bell-shaped flowers with five pointed lobes.
Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple: Pt.Shade, 12-18”. A very unique, woodland native that begins popping up in early spring. Individual infertile plants produce a single stem and one single umbrella-like leaf above. Fertile plants produce a pair of leaves and a single nodding flower where the 2 petioles branch from each other.
Prunella ‘Summer Daze’ Self Heal: Sun/Pt.Sun, 12”. Showy clusters of bright pink flowerheads appear in mid-late summer. Compact, semi-evergreen, oak leaf-shaped foliage is beautiful in spring. DR
*Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Marvel’ Perennial Salvia: Sun, 10-12”. An excellent, neat, clump-forming perennial salvia with spires of long-lasting, deep-purple, large flowers. Attractive to pollinators and not to deer! Blooms from mid-spring through late-summer if dead-headed. DR
Salvia 'Caradonna' Sage- Sun/ 30"/ Glowing purple stems loaded with violet-purple flowers that bloom from June to October. With its gray-green aromatic foliage, it makes an attractive accent all summer long. DR
Salvia 'May Night' Sage- Sun/ 18"/ Flowers of deep indigo violet-blue. Remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting and drought tolerant! DR
Saponaria occimoides Soapwort- Carpets of Soapwort's bright pink flowers in our gardens always have customers rushing to the perennial sales area! A wonderful groundcover.,
Sedum ‘Abbeydore’ Autumn Stonecrop: Sun, 16-18”. Upright, mounding blue-green succulent leaves. Taller stems appear in late summer, holding large clusters of soft-pink buds that open into starry flowers of bright magenta pink. These develop into brown seed heads with good winter interest. Butterflies love it!
Sedum ‘Class Act’ Autumn Stonecrop: Sun, 18-23”. Strong, substantial mound of green succulent foliage topped with large, deep carmine-pink flower clusters in late-summer.
*Sedum ‘Pink Bomb’ Stonecrop: Sun, 10-12”. A wonderful, compact upright sedum with sturdy stems that won’t be weighed down with the weight of dense bubblegum-pink flower clusters. Terrific for hot, dry locations and a refreshing burst of color in late summer when many plants start looking tired. A great attractor of butterflies and other beneficial insects.
Sedum spurium 'Voodoo' Stonecrop: Sun, 3-6”. Low-growing, sprawling, mat-forming sedum that does great as a ground cover in a sandy, well-drained, warm location. Dark-green foliage is tinged burgundy. Red-magenta flower clusters cover the plant in mid-summer. In some winters you’ll have the plant remain evergreen.
Sempervivum Hen and Chicks- Sun/ 2"/ Among the easiest plants to grow, Hen-and-chicks tolerate heat, drought and neglect with style. Useful in rock gardens, container garden of all types, rooftop gardens and rock walls. DR
Silene X robotii ‘Rolly's Favorite’: Sun, 11-15”. Petite, mounding plants are very floriferous with soft pink flowers with white centers. Blooms spring through early-summer.
*Solidago ‘Little Lemon’ Goldenrod: Sun, 8-14”. A neat and compact variety of goldenrod allows any gardener to grow it! Beautiful, floriferous lemon-yellow flowers bloom from late-summer through early-fall, adding that much-needed splash of late-season color. Attracts pollinators. Contrary to popular belief, goldenrod does not cause hay fever!
Stachys 'Helen Von Stein' Lambs Ear: Sun, 16". A mounding, large-leafed version of common Lamb's Ear with large soft silver leaves. Easily grown in any average to poor garden soil that has good drainage. Rarely flowers.
Stachys ‘Hummelo’ Lambs Ear: Sun, 18-20”. Large clumps of dark-green, heavily textured leaves. Showy spikes of long-lasting, dense rose-purple flowers through the summer. A very reliable perennial that is deer and rabbit resistant.
Tiarella ‘Pacific Crest’ Foamflower: Shade/Pt.Shade, 6-8”. Bright white bottlebrust-like flowers bloom in spring. Deeply-cut leaves are extremely well patterned and glossy. Use as a groundcover or in a hanging basket in a shady location. DR
Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ Spiderwort: Sun/Pt.Sun, 18”. Back by popular demand! Vivid blue-purple flowers bloom from summer to fall. An eye-catching accent for the border, the vibrant golden-yellow-chartreuse foliage really stands out against other blue/purple flowering plants. DR
Veronica ‘Aztec Gold’ : Sun, 4-6”. Plants form a low, compact, mounding clump of rich golden-yellow leaves, contrasting beautifully with the bright-blue flowers in late spring.DR
Vinca 'Illumination' Vinca Vine- Shade/ P/T Shade/ 4"/ Most popular evergreen groundcover, forming a dense mat. This exciting selection has bright golden-yellow leaves edged in green, studded with blue flowers in spring. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established. Stems root into the ground readily.
Viola ‘Heartthrob’ Violet: Shade/Pt.Shade, 6-8”. A great new interesting groundcover violet! Classic lavender violet flowers, with the drama of a deep burgundy heart-shaped blotch on each leaf. Color maintains throughout the season. Plant where you won’t mind it spreading!!
Athyrium x 'Ghost' Japanese Painted Fern: Pt. Shade/Shade, 24-30". Leaves age to light green with new fronds appearing throughout the season. Upright with a beautiful formal appearance that really stands out in the shady garden. Prefers moist Soil with good drainage. DR
Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red' Japanese Painted Fern: Pt.Shade/Shade, 12-18”. Striking violet red fronds are contrasted by bright silver edges, giving an overall tapestry effect. Gives a soft-textured look to the shaded garden. DR
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' Autumn Fern: Shade/Pt.Shade, 18-24". Pink fiddleheads emerge in spring, turning coppery orange as they unfurl. Fronds turn coppery- dark green and remain well into winter. New growth continues through the season, giving color effect from sprint to fall. DR
Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Fern: Shade, 3-6’. Clump-forming, upright to arching, deciduous fern.The showy parts of this fern are the finely dissected, medium green, vegetative fronds which
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' Japanese Forest Grass: Shade/Pt.Shade, 9-14". Brilliant gold-green foliage glows in a shaded garden. Is said to be more vigorous and upright than 'Aureola'. Looks great cascading over a rock wall. DR
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ Japanese Forest Grass: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12-24”. Variegated but nearly all yellow grass with narrow green stripes. Gorgeous, cascading habit give a gracefull waterfall effect to the shaded garden. Plant this grass where it will cascade down slopes, drape over rocks, crawl over the edges of walls, at the front of the garden, in containers or by ponds. Looks great amongst blue hostas and purple heucheras. DR
Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus ‘Carbaret’: Sun/Pt.Sun, 6-8’. Variegated, arching, dark green leaves with creamy white stripes. Foliage fades to tan after frost. Pinkish-white tassel-like plumes rise above the foliage clump (to 7-8') in late summer. DR
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Strictus’: Sun/Pt.Sun, 6-8’. Yellow horizontal bands intersect green, upright foliage resembling porcupine quills. Forms an upright clump to 5-6' tall with the flower plumes raising total overall height to 8-9' tall. Flower plumes begin in mid-summer and persist through the winter lending to winter interest. Will spread outward, forming a large clump. DR
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’: Sun/Pt.Sun, 6-8’. Arching, rounded clump-forming ornamental grass that will grow to 5-6' tall. Features leaf blades variegated with green and white stripes, with white being the predominant color from a distance. Flower plumes extend above the foliage from 7-9’ tall in September through the winter. DR
*Panicum virgatum ‘Hot Rod’ Switchgrass: Sun, 3-3.5’. A North American native grass boasting beautiful red foliage. This cultivar will emerge blue-green and quickly morph into deep red. In fall, the foliage again changes to deep purple. Topped with red-purple seedheads in mid-late summer.
Butterfly Bushes love sunny spots and are deer resistant! For best growing and blooming performance, add some lime to the soil, and cut them back to about 12" every spring. They will return to their maximum height by the end of fall. Once established, butterfly bushes can tolerate drought. Of course, they are a huge butterfly attractor!
Buddleia ‘Attraction’: Sun, 4-6’. A more compact butterfly bush, forming a somewhat rounded shape. Vibrant, royal red to magenta fragrant flowers occur in six to ten inch long nodding panicles from summer into fall. Cut spent flowers before they go to seed to encourage repeat flowering. Butterflies will flock to it!
Buddleia Buzz ‘Midnight’: Sun, 3-4’. A compact grower with deep, velvety purple blooms in mid to late summer.
Buddleia ‘Sky Blue’: Sun, 24”. Flowers bloom in shades of lavender to light blue from July to October. Nice, compact growth habit that makes it perfect for containers or planted in small beds.
For many Hydrangeas, soil pH affects the flower color of the plant. Blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink (occasionally red) in slightly acidic to alkaline soils. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers bluer or add lime to the soil to make the flowers pinker (begin soil treatments well in advance of flowering, as in late autumn or early spring).
*Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Miranda' Climbing Hydrangea: Pt.Shade/Shade. This climbing hydrangea is a variegated form of the subspecies. It features serrate, heart-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins. Leaf margins may fade to creamy white as summer progresses. Exfoliating red-brown bark gives the vine nice winter interest. Fragrant white flowers in flat-topped (lace cap-like) clusters bloom in late spring to early summer. This vine often takes a few years to become established, but will soon take off and thrive when planted in the proper conditions. Rich, fertile, well-drained soil is needed, as well as a sturdy, porous structure to climb on.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’: Pt.Sun/Sun, 4’x4’. Gorgeous 10” wide, white, mophead flowers bloom midsummer to frost. Pruning is not necessary, but sheering back 2-3’ in late fall will help blooms stay upright next season.
*Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas Halo’: Sun, 3-5’x3-5’. Exceptionally large, 14” pure-white lace cap blooms are held tall on very sturdy, upright stems. Blooms from June through October. Deep, bluish-green, tough contract beautifully with the bright white flowers. A truly beautiful native hydrangea!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘All Summer Beauty’: Pt.Sun/Sun, 3-5’x3-5’. Big, beautiful mophead flowers from midsummer to frost. Flowers will be blue in acidic soil and pink alkaline soil. Blooms on new and old wood, so you don’t have to be too concerned about pruning!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’: Pt.Sun/Sun, 3-6’x3-6’. Beautiful lacecap cultivar featuring rich blue flowers from July to early September. Soil pH will affect flower color.
*Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merritt's Supreme’: Pt.Sun/Sun, 3-4’x3-4’. A mophead cultivar feautring rose to red sterile florets in huge spherical clusters. Flowers blooms in early July for up to two months. Flower color will depend on soil pH.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’: Pt.Sun/Sun, 4-6’x4-6’. Large mophead flowers bloom in fantastic fades of blue, purple or pink depending on your soil pH. Lush green foliage provides a perfect backdrop to these gorgeous flowers.
*Hydrangea paniculata Magical® Flame: Sun, 3-4’x3-4’. A smaller-statured paniculata hydrangea with torch-like, upright red-pink flower panicles in June through frost. The flowers first appear creamy-white but will quickly change to their fiery color. Flowers last all season long.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom’: Sun,Pt.Sun, 10’x6’. The enormous white panicles bloom from late July through September. The huge flower heads start out ivory and progress to white with yellow tips.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ Dwarf Oak-Leaf Hydrangea: Sun,Pt/Shade/Shade, 4’. Large flower heads start out white and slowly change color to pink and then to a deep ruby-red. Nice compact growth with distinctive oak-leaf-shaped leaves. The foliage turns a fiery scarlet and burgundy in the fall while the cinnamon exfoliating bark give winter interest.
* Hydrangea quercifolia Snow Queen: Sun/Pt.Sun/Shade, 4-6’. Features elongated, conical clusters of white flowers which slowly turn pinkish purple with age. Long late spring to summer bloom period. Distinctive, deeply lobed, somewhat coarse, oak-like, deep green leaves (to 8" long) turn attractive shades of bronze, maroon or purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter.