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2018 Online Catalog
* Denotes new plants for 2018
DR – Deer Resistant. Please note that no plant is 100% deer resistant
Please be aware that crop failures, although uncommon, do occur, and we cannot guarantee that all plants listed below will be available. We strive to grow and sell to you only the healthiest perennials that will perform the best in our climate.
*Acanthus spinosus Bear’s Breeches: Sun/pt.sun, 3-4’. Large flower spikes of bi-colored white and purple snapdragon-like flowers bloom in late-spring to mid-summer. Large, spiny, thistle-like foliage makes a statement in the garden. Will grow well in poor soils. DR
*Achillea ‘Little Moonshine’ Yarrow: Sun, 9-12”. Upright, clump-forming, compact hybrid yarrow with bright canary-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
*Achillea millefolium ‘Pomegranate’ Yarrow: Sun, 21-23". Large flat-top clusters of tiny, velvety pomegranate-red florets. Nice compact, strong stems. A great sunny-garden addition with long bloom that attracts butterflies. DR
*Agastache ‘Kudos Mandarin’ Dwarf Hummingbird Mint: Sun, 16-18”. Bright orange flowers bloom nonstop from midsummer well into the fall atop a low, bushy mound of fragrant foliage. Sure to attract both hummingbirds and butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. This plant must be kept in dry, rocky soils over winter. Wet winters will most likely rot the root systems. 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
Ajuga x tenorii Bugleweed 'Chocolate Chip': Sun/Pt.Sun/Shade, 4". Small, chocolate and green leaves with short upright light blue flower spikes in mid-late Spring. DR
*Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller' Lady's Mantle: Pt.Sun/Shade, 12-24". Velvety, scalloped, pleated foliage lends a beautiful backdrop for dainty, yellow-chartreus flowers in the spring. Larger and more prolific than some other varieties. DR
*Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky’ mix Columbine: Sun/Pt.Sun, 16-18”. This mixture features unique, spurred flowers in a range of bicolor combinations, including blue and white, red and white, purple and white and two-tone rose, blooming spring to early summer. Allow these plants to go to seed so that they may spread. Hummingbirds enjoy visiting the flowers. 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 'Wood's Blue' New York Aster: Sun, 16”. Dainty blue-purple, yellow centered daisy-like flowers bloom in mid-late summer and continue well into the fall.
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 completely. 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 'Deutschland': Pt. Sun/Shade, 18”. Mounts of sturdy, lustrous green leaves give way to upright panicles of pure white flowers on stems rising to 24” tall in late spring.
*Astilbe x adrendsii ‘Diamond’: Pt.Sun/Shade, 30”. Long, feathery plumes of pure white flowers, over a mound of elegant, lacy green leaves. Blooms in early to mid-summer.
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 japonica ‘Montgomery’: Pt.Sun/Shade, 20-24”. Large, full trusses of dark red flower plumes provide a blaze of color in the shady garden. Sturdy green foliage emerges bronze in spring.
Astilbe ‘Purple Candles’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 24-36-42”. This is a tall, upright cultivar that forms a large mound of dark green leaves. Dark purplish red flowers in dense plumes bloom in early summer atop branching stems rising to 42” tall. Flower color softens to lighter shades of purple with age.
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
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’: Shade, 12”. Eye-catching, silver, heart-shapes leaves with dark-green veins. Small blue flowers give this beauty additional interest in spring. DR
Campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’: Sun/Pt.Shade, 12”. Light-blue, upright, bell-shaped flowers cover this mounding perennial’s green foliage. Blooms from early summer to mid-fall. Enjoys well-drained soil.
*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.
*Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall' Siberian Bellflower: Sun/Pt.Sun, 6-12”. Prolific blooms of lavender-blue, 1” star-shaped blossoms bloom reliably from late spring to early fall. The foliage remains evergreen in mild winters and needs to be sheared only once in a while to keep its appearance tidy. 'Blue Waterfall' flows beautifully along bed edges and through rock gardens in full sun to partial shade. Easy, low-maintenance perennial.
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 'Red Elf' (LI'L BANG™ series): Sun, 8-12”. Similar to ‘Mercury Rising’ but smaller and more compact.Its smaller size makes it a great choice for mixed containers, and the front of the border. A midseason shearing will keep this plant looking its best all season
*Coreopsis UPTICK™ CREAM & RED (UPTICK™ Series): Sun, 12-14”. Tidy, mounding habit, impressively large, bi-colored flowers that bloom May through September. This perennial offers large, butter-yellow flowers with a dark purple-red eye.
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 ‘Gold Heart’ Bleeding Heart: Pt.Shade/Shade, 24-36”.Vivid golden foliage on large open plants can be used for contrast and to brighten darker shade gardens. Traditional heart shaped pink flowers dangle from long wands above the leaves. Perfect for woodland gardens and under larger shade trees. DR
*Echinacea 'Delicious Candy' Coneflower: Sun, 18-24”. Glowing, almost fluorescent fuchsia double flowers bloom mid to late-summer. DR
*Echinacea ‘Evening Glow’ Coneflower: Sun, 20-24”. Golden-yellow petals blend into bright shades of apricot and deep rose to surround an orange-red cone. Blooms from early summer through early fall on strong, branching stems. 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 ‘PowWow White’ Coneflower: Sun, 24-36”. Upright, clumping coneflower with bright white, full, overlapping petals that surround a deep golden center. Blooms late-spring through fall. Leave the spent flower heads for the goldfinches! 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. DR
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
*Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ Coneflower: Sun, 32”. Large, 5” wide, bright red petals surround a yellow-brown cone from late-spring through early-summer, followed by a sporadic bloom throughout the rest of the season. 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 polychroma Cushion Spurge: Sun, 12-18”. A mounding, clump-forming perennial with show sulphur-yellow bracts in the spring. This plant tolerates dry, poor soil in sunny locations and really brightens the garden early in the season. Stems exude a toxic, milky sap when cut. Leaves turn red in fall. DR
*Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun' Blanket Flower: Sun, 12-15”. A compact mound of bright green foliage is covered in vibrant red-orange flowers tipped with golden yellow. Deadhead them to keep them blooming most of the summer, or leave the spent flower heads for goldfinches to enjoy. 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.
*Gaura 'Crimson Butterflies': Sun, 12-15”. A more compact and robust variant of ‘Syskyou Pink’ featuring foliage that emerges crimson in spring with the addition of some green as the leaves mature. Small, hot pink flowers appear in wand-like panicles on red stems rising above the foliage mound over a very long blooming period: late spring to autumn. Will self-seed.
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. DR
*Geranium ‘Max Frei’ Cranesbill: Pt.Sun/Sun, 4-9. A great perennial geranium that forms a spreading mound of foliage typically growing 4-9” tall and spreading 12-24” wide. It features 5-petaled, reddish-purple flowers and deeply-lobed, dark green leaves. Flowers bloom in late spring. Foliage often turns attractive shades of red in autumn. 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. DR
*Helenium ‘Sombrero’ Sneezeweed: Sun, 24-30”. A wonderful native perennial for late season color. This variety blooms prolifically with masses sunny-yellow daisy-like flowers. Very easy to grow and provides a long splash of color from midsummer into early fall. DR
*Heliopsis 'Sunstruck' False Sunflower: Sun, 14-16”. Large, deep golden yellow flowers appear above intricately laced cream and green variegated foliage. Blooms all through summer until fall. This is a more compact form of ‘Lorraine Sunshine’.
Helleborus 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
Helleborus 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
*Helleborus Winter Thrillers 'Green Gambler' Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade 18-21”. Large, single apple-green blooms with some petals veined or spotted in burgundy. Thick, sturdy leaves emerge a rich mahogany shade in spring before maturing to dark green. DR
*Helleborus Winter Thrillers 'Pink Fizz' Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 18-22”. Large, 3” wide white flowers with deep pinkish-red veining, centers, and petal-edges. As this variety matures in your landscape, expect it to be covered in blooms in late-winter, persisting into the spring. DR
*Hemerocallis ‘Elegant Candy’ Daylily: Sun, 24”. Candy-pink flowers with heavily ruffled edges sport a deep rose-pink eye and bright, contrasting green throat. Blooms in early to mid-summer and will have a repeat bloom later in the season.
Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ Daylily: Sun, 12-18”. A repeat-blooming daylily which features 3.5" diameter, ruffled, lemon-yellow flowers. Peak blooming time is in June, but once established, will have a repeat bloom until frost.
*Hemerocallis ‘Red Volunteer’ Daylily: Sun, 30”. Extra-large. 7” wide royal red flowers with a golden throat bloom in mid to late summer.
Hemerocallis 'Stella D’Oro’ Daylily: Sun, 12". A popular one! Golden yellow flowers bloom much of the season. Will spread slowly into substantial patches.
*Hemerocallis ‘Stella Supreme’ Daylily: Sun, 14”. Creamy, butter-yellow flowers bloom for an exceptionally long time through the summer.
*Heuchera ‘Black Pearl’ Coral Bells: Sun/Pt.Shade/Shade, 10”. Neat mounds of shiny, jet black leaves with scalloped, ruffled edges and rosy purple undersides. Pink-blushed white blooms rise above the foliage in mid-summer.
*Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ Coral Bells: Pt.Shade, 8”. Glowing ruffled foliage emerges chartreuse and matures to lime green. This dramatic selection will brighten a shady garden. Small, white flowers appear on wiry stems in mid-summer.
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’ Foamy Bells: 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’ Foamy Bells: 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 ‘Galactica’ Foamy Bells: Shade/Pt.Shade, 10”. Scalloped, silvery-green and purple leaves with deep silver veining. Forms a dense clump. Cream flowers appear in early summer.
Heucherella ‘Great Smokies Foamy Bells: 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 ‘Sweet Tea’ Foamy Bells: Sun/Shade, 20”. Scalloped foliage in warm tea-colored tones of orange, apricot and a blush of rose glow with highlights of gold. Sprays of starry white flowers appear on taller stems in early-Spring.
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 ‘Crown Jewels’: Sun, 30-36”. A nice compact hardy hibiscus only growing up to about 3 feet tall. 7 - 8" wide ruffled, bright white flowers with a streaky, radiating red eye.
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 ‘Blueberry Muffin’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 14”. A beautiful new blue hosta forms tight mounds of large, heavily corrugated, sturdy round leaves. Lavender flowers bloom in summer.
*Hosta ‘Curly Fries’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 6”. A petite hosta featuring an arching habit with narrow, rippled, chartreuse leaves, almost grass-like in appearance. Lavender flowers appear in midsummer. To maintain the bright chartreuse foliage situate where it will receive morning sun and afternoon shade. This would be a great option for a shady border path.
*Hosta ‘Electocution’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 14”. A funky new hosta with narrow green leaves edged in creamy white. Each leaf has an upright and twisting appearance making it a hosta worth talking about!
*Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 2-3’x3-4’. We haven’t carried this favorite for a few years, but it’s one of my favorites! A very popular, very large hosta! Beautiful heart-shaped, thick-textured, heavily corrugated, blue-green leaves form large clumps in your shaded garden. It will take a few years to reach this massive size, but in the meantime will be a great way to shade-out weeds.
*Hosta ‘Fire Island’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 10-12”. An upright hosta with bright golden-chartreuse rippled leaves on deep-red, contrasting petioles. Lavender flowers spikes appear in midsummer as foliage matures to a green-chartreuse.
*Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet': Pt.Shade/Shade, 20”. Lush apple-green, wavy, heart-shaped leaves accented with wide, pale yellow to cream-colored margins. Very fragrant white flowers develop on tall scapes in midsummer.
*Hosta ‘Great Expectations’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 22-24”. Another great hosta back by popular demand! Variegated, oval, puckered, basal leaves with creamy white centers and wide, irregular, blue-green margins. Leaf centers emerge gold in spring before aging to creamy white. Foliage mound will typically spread to 30-33” wide. Racemes of bell-shaped, near-white flowers appear in summer on scapes rising above the foliage mound to 34” tall.
*Hosta ‘Key West’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 24”. Large, heart-shaped glowing gold-chartreuse leaves form an impressive bright mound of foliage. Best coloration in bright shady gardens. Lavender flowers.
Hosta ‘Remember Me’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 15”x20”. This is a nice small hosta that will fit into any shaded garden as a remembrance plant. Emerging leaves are bright yellow with a smoky green edge. Early in summer, the foliage transforms to an angelic snow white with a narrow edge of blue-green. Pale lilac flowers in mid summer.
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.
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
Kniphofia ‘Flamenco’ Torchlily: Sun, 28-36”. Plants form a big clump of grassy leaves, producing large bottlebrush heads in a range of shades, including yellow, orange and flame red. Will attract hummingbirds. This plant needs well-draining foil, particularly in the winter! 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'Purple Dragon' Dead Nettle- Shade/Pt.Shade/ 6"/ produces large deep purple snapdragon-like flowers in early to late spring. The flowers are arranged in large dense terminal spikes that jump right out of their bright silvery foliage. Lamium 'Purple Dragon' proves to be a very attractive groundcover. 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
Lavandula 'Provence' Lavender- Sun/30"/ Light purple flowers in spring are very fragrant, and dry beautifully for potpourri. "Provence" is more moisture tolerant than other varieties, and is recommended to gardeners who have difficulty overwintering lavenders. DR
Leuchanthemum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy: Sun, 3-4’. A taller Shasta for the middle to the back of the sunny border. Features 3-4" diameter flower heads with the classic white rays and yellow center disks and coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, medium green leaves. Stems do not require staking. Long bloom period of July through September. Excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flower.
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. DR
*Ligularia ‘Little Rocket’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 23-35”. Dwarf, compact clumps of leathery, serrated green leaves. Long spires of golden yellow flowers bloom in late summer on purple-black stems. This perennial requires good soil moisture to be happy. DR
*Ligularia ‘King Kong’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 3-4’. Gorgeous deep purple, leathery leaves grow to 16” across. Golden orange, daisy-like flowers top the plant on purple stems in midsummer. Like most slow-growing Ligularia, this plant will take a few growing seasons to reach its mature height. Leaves are greener in full shade—plant in a site with morning sun for best purple color. This perennial needs room to grow! DR
Liriope 'Variegata' Lilytuft- Shade/Pt.Shade/Sun , 12". Same as above, but displays green and yellow variegated leaves and purple flowers. DR
*Lobelia speciosa ‘Vulcan Red’ Cardinal Flower: Sun/Pt.Shade, 20-30”. Plants emerge with maroon leaves in spring, which age to a blend of olive green and bronze. Tall, sturdy and well-branched stems appear in mid to late summer, holding spikes of bright scarlet-red flowers that are a magnet for hummingbirds. Grows best in moist soil. DR
*Lysmachia nummularia 'Aurea' Creeping Jenny: Sun/Pt.Sun, 2-4”. Low-growing, creeping ground cover which forms a leafy mat of golden leaves. Roots where leaf nodes come in contact with the soil. Thrives in damp soils which will often out-compete other types of ground covers. Profuse, bright yellow flowers appear in early summer.
*Monarda ‘Jacob Cline’ Beebalm: Sun, 24-36”. The standard in red beebalms. If you want hummingbirds in your garden, you must have beebalm! Long-blooming throughout the summer as long as you deadhead. Make sure to give the plants room and not to irrigate late in the day, as these are prone to powdery mildew. 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 ‘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.
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
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 digitalis 'Husker Red' Beardtongue: Sun, 2-3”. A carefree perennial for the garden featuring white, sometimes blushed-pink tubular flowers borne in panicles atop erect, rigid stems. Flowers bloom mid-spring to early summer. Leaves are maroon. A hummingbird favorite. 1996 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.
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
*Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Lace’ Russian Sage: Sun, 18-24”. Another compact Russian Sage with long-lasting blue-purple flower spires that bloom late in the summer. A great plant for butterflies and bees, and also works well as a cut flower. DR
*Phlox Candy Store® Coral Creme Drop: Sun, 18-24”. Rosy coral-pink petals highlighted with a deep-pink eye bloom in clusters of compact, well-branched plants. Long-blooming period from July through august. The sweet fragrance will attract butterlflies.
Phlox ‘Forever Pink’: Sun, 16”. A beautiful early blooming phlox that produces bright pink flowers with wide, overlapping petals in early June. This variety will re-bloom intermittently all summer long and into fall.
*Phlox hybrid ‘Violet Pinwheels’: Sun, 4-5”. A great hybrid groundcover Phlox is a hybrid that behaves similarly to the classic creeping phlox, but with a more intense violet-purple flower color. This groundcover Phlox grows lower to the ground, spreads slowly, and is more restrained than ‘Emerald Blue.” Perfect for rock gardens or the front of the border.
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 grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-Double Pink’ Balloon Flower: Sun, Pt.Sun, 6-12”. A dwarf cultivar that produces fluffy, semi-double, baby-pink flowers (to 3” across) singly or in small clusters atop compact stems.
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.
Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' Lungwort: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12-18”. An early bloomer sporting vivid magenta, pink and purple flower clusters. Soft green, silver-spotted foliage forms a slowly spreading clump in a shady, moist garden. DR
Rudbeckia 'Goldstrum' Black-Eyed Susan- Sun/40"/ Flowers in a consistent deep golden yellow on upright plants that reach 40in. It blooms prodigiously from late July to early October. A classic!
*Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer' Black-Eyed Susan- Sun, 24-36”. Extra-large, golden yellow flowerheads bloom from early summer until first frost. Use it in borders, cottage gardens, meadows, or for naturalizing. Butterflies are drawn to it.
*Salvia nemorosa ‘Bumbleberry’ Sage: Sun, 10-12”. A really wonderful, compact perennial salvia featuring dark fuchsia-pink flowers on dark wine-purple stems. The deep, intense color makes other pink Salvias pale in comparison. Blooms in late spring through summer, attracting many different types of pollinators. 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 nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ Sage: Sun, 18”. Vivid violet-purple spikes above nicely mounded foliage starting in early June. A profuse bloomer looks great next to Shasta Daisies.Will re-bloom if deadheaded. 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 ‘Carl’ Sutumn Stonecrop: Sun, 18”. Compact habit and large clusters of brilliant magenta pink flowers held on reddish stems from late summer into fall.
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 telephium ‘Red Cauli’: Sun, 8-12”. Prolific flower clusters open pink and quickly deepen to deep ruby-red. Red stems and burgundy tinged leaves give this sedum extra interest. An outstanding plant all season long.
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' Lamb’s 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 'Silver Carpet' Lamb’s Ear: Sun, 12”. Smaller leaves and finer texture than 'Helene von Stein', and seldom blooms. Silky hairs cover the leaves, giving them a very silvery appearance overall. Great for hot, dry locations. Ideal for a children’s garden or sensory garden.
*Stokesia laevis Stokes’ Aster: Sun, 12-18”. Wonderful, fluffy, light-blue flowers emerge in early to mid-summer, with a sporadic re-bloom until fall. Neat, mounding foliage. Will not tolerate wet soil over winter.
*Thymus 'HiHo Silver' Thyme: Sun, 6-12”. With strong flavor used in many culinary dishes, Hi Ho Silver’s variegated foliage adds unique color and texture to any garden. Small pink blooms in summer. DR
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
*Tiarella ‘Running Tapestry’ Foamflower: Shade/Pt.Shade, 8-12”. heart-shaped green leaves with red veins, and clouds of white flowers. Unlike many of the newer selections, this variety has a running habit, making it especially useful as a spreading groundcover for shady, moist areas. Foliage turns bronzy-red in winter. Evergreen. 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.
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 pictum ‘Metallicum’ Painted Fern: Pt. Shade/Shade, 18-20”. A tri-color painted fern with red, green and silver foliage. a close relative of our native Lady Fern. 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
*Cyrtomium falcatum Japanese Holly Fern: Pt.Shade/Shade, 12-24”. The fronds of this fern resemble holly branches. Grows in a dense, vase-shaped clump to 2’ tall. Arching, glossy, dark green fronds. Evergreen. 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. DR
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern: Shade, 24-36”. In the landscape this fern will reach 2-3’ tall, but in its natural setting of rich, boggy soils, it can reach 5’ tall! Handsome, blue-green in fronds in summer. Fertile fronds are a contrasting cinnamon brown. DR
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 ‘Morning Light’: Sun, 4-6’. Nice vase-shaped, upright foliage with fine light green-silver blades. Showy light plumes display a pink blush all fall and into the winter. Straw-beige winter foliage with plumes persisting to provide pleasing winter interest. DR
*Miscanthus sinensis ‘May Fair Maiden’: Sun, 7-9’. Attractive vase-shaped form and showy inflorescences, which glitter and shine in the sun. This variety has been bred to have extremely low seed set and viability which is important to control its spread. 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 amarum 'Dewey Blue' Bitter Switchgrass: Sun, 3-4’. A native grass with attractive powder blue foliage and fountain-like form. Blue-tinged flowers appear in late summer to early fall, followed by beige seed heads that persist well into winter. Stems reportedly retain vertical form without flopping throughout the growing season and into 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 Buzz ‘Midnight’: Sun, 3-4’. A compact grower with deep, velvety purple blooms in mid to late summer.
Buddleia ‘Wisteria Lane’: Sun, 24”. Dense, compact plants with beautiful, uncommon weeping rich-violet flower spikes throughout summer. Most attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
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 ‘Harlequin’: Pt.Sun/Sun, 5’x5’. Stunning, large mophead flowers with bicolor blooms. Pink to purple-blue florets edged with thin bands of white on ruffled petals. 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 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.
DR – Deer Resistant. Please note that no plant is 100% deer resistant