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2016 Online Catalog
* Denotes new plants for 2016
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. DR
*Agastache aurantiaca ‘Tango’ Hyssop: Sun, 12-18”. Vibrant red-orange flowers bloom throughout the summer. The flowers are held upright above silvery, aromatic foliage. This long-season bloomer will do well in a hot, dry, sunny garden where is will be a great hummingbird attractant! Does best in dry soil. 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 × hybrida ‘Party Dress’ Japanese Anemone: Sun/Pt.Shade, 32”. This is the perfect late-summer through late-fall bloomer! Large, double, pink flowers with golden centers bloom on tall stems continuously through the late season. DR
*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 ‘Nifty Thrifty’ Sea Thrift: Sun, 6”. Cut tufts of variegated cream and green striped foliage form neat mounds in a sunny rock garden. Pink pom-pom flowers bloom on wiry stems above the foliage in spring. Enjoys dry 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 arendsii ‘August Light’: Pt.Sun/Pt.Shade, 28”. A late-blooming astilbe sporting dense scarlet red plumes in mid-summer. DR
*Astilbe ‘Red Sentinel’: Pt.Sun/Pt.Shade, 24-30”. Glossy, dark-green foliage give rise to upright panicles of crimson red flowers in late spring. DR
Astilbe chinensis 'Visions': Shade/Sun, 12-18”. A compact cultivar which features a mound of bronze-green leaves and thick panicles of raspberry flowers on 12-15” tall stems in late spring to early summer. DR
*Astilbe x ‘Younique Salmon’: Pt.Sun/Pt.Shade, 12-16”.
*Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’ False Indigo: Full Sun, 3-4'. Beginning in late-spring to early-summer blooms will emerge light creamy-yellow and transition to pale lilac and shades of purple/blue creating a dramatic multi-colored effect. Lupine-like flowers. This plant is in the pea family and can easily be grown in poor soils. Baptisia is exceptionally long-lived so choose a good shrub-sized space and enjoy its carefree nature.
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
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 ‘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 ‘Tiny Rubies’ Pinks: Sun, 2”. A cushion of light-blue foliage becomes covered in double pink, carnation-like flowers from mid-spring to mid-summer. This petite perennial is great in rock-gardens, tucked into small spots, or at the front of the border. 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 ‘Kim’s Knee High’ Coneflower: Sun, 18-24”. A shorter, more compact version of our native purple coneflower. Pink-purple daisy-like flowers and large, bronzy-orange central cones bloom atop stout, sturdy stems throughout the summer and into the fall. 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 ‘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 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
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.
*Heliopsis ‘Lorraine Sunshine’ Oxeye: Full Sun,30-33”. Large golden-yellow daisy flowers from July till frost. Beautiful, unique foliage with scrolls of green veins over silver-white leaves.
Helleborous ‘Ivory Prince’ Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12-18”. Burdungy-pink flower buds open to creamy white, outward-facing flowers. Flowering usually starts in March and will hold its blooms until mid-spring. Nice compact, leathery, evergreen foliage holds up well through the year. A very nice addition to the shaded garden. DR
*Helleborous ‘Peppermint Ice’ Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 18-22”. Beautiful, large, ruffled double petals bloom in shades of soft to medium pink with varying degrees of peppermint veining and a picotee edge. DR
*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 Sunshine’ Lenten Rose: ShadePt/Shade, 12-14”. Large, outfacing, single white flowers, held high above the foliage, appear in early spring and gradually age to pink and red. Stiff, leathery leaves persist year-round. 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 ‘Chorus Line’ Daylily: Sun, 20”. A petite flowering daylily producing abundant 3.5” fragrant, bright pink flowers with a rose band around a yellow halo and dark green throat. One of the best pink-flowering daylilies around!
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 ‘Leebea Orange Crush’ Daylily: Sun, 18”. A creamy-orange flower blooms in early to mid-summer. Repeat bloomer.
*Hemerocallis 'Stella Supreme': Sun, 14". Soft, creamy-yellow flowers begin blooming in late-spring and continue all season long once established.
*Heuchera ‘Can Can’ Coral Bells: Sun/Shade, 12-18”. A compact, tightly-ruffled mounding heuchera with wavy leaves and strong silver veils over dark foliage making this an interesting plant for the shaded garden.
*Heuchera ‘Geisha’s Fan’ Coral Bells: Pt.Shade, 12-18”. A reliably brilliant coral bells! Deep charcoal-grey veins and a heavy overlay of silvery white. Sprays of light-pink flowers appear in June.
*Heuchera ‘Mint Frost’ Coral Bells: Pt.Shade, 12-18”. Fancy, scalloped leaves with bright green veins with a silvery overlay. Taller sprays of ivory flowers appear in late spring, held on deep red stems. Pinkish fall color.
*Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ Coral Bells: Pt. Shade, 18”. Mounds of large, smooth, jet-black leaves. Sprays of creamy flowers appear in June. This is probably the darkest leaved heucheras on the market.
*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 ‘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 ‘Earth Angel’: Pt.Shade, Shade, 30”x40”. Large, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves with a wide, creamy-yellow margin that mellows to creamy-white throughout the season. Pale lavender flowers.
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 3’x5’. Very large, clumping hosta with dark-green, heavy-textured leaves. Some leaves can measure as large as 18” long and wide. Give the plant a few years in the garden before you see its full potential. Lavender flowers will open close to 5’ above the foliage.
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 ‘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 ‘Alexander’s White Candytuft: Sun, 8-10”. A blanket of pure white blooms in spring and then reblooms in the fall. Large clusters of flowers carpet the narrow, evergreen leaves. Drought tolerant and makes a great filler for crevices in walls or between the stones of walkways. It is also effective as edging or groundcover.
Iris ‘Again and Again’ Tall Bearded: Sun, 36”. Stunning yellow iris with white centers on the falls. This mid-season, fragrant bloomer is known for reblooming later in the season. DR
*Iris ‘Clarence’ Tall Bearded Iris: Sun, 35”. This Iris forms a clump of green sword-shaped leaves, bearing upright stems with very large blooms. This repeat flowering selection has fragrant bicolor flowers of soft blue-purple, streaking to white towards the center. Blooms in spring and then reblooms late in the season. DR
*Iris ‘Victoria Falls’ Tall Bearded Iris: Sun, 40”. Blue iris has lovely ruffled petals that mimic water movement. Light lavender blue falls and standards, with a white patch in the center of each fall, highlighting the white beards. This variety will put a show from early midseason to late season, and then again in fall. DR
Kniphofia ‘Elvira’ Red-Hot Poker: Sun, 24-36”. Impressive hot orange flowers in 8-10” long terminal racemes are borne throughout the summer. Each flower spike will provide color for over 2 weeks. Hummingbirds are attracted to it! 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 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
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
Leucanthemum ‘Freak Shasta Daisy: Sun, 10-14”. A compact Shasta daisy that packs a powerful punch with its flowers! Many rows of bright white, fluffy petals surround a golden yellow center. Will bloom continuously throughout the summer if it’s deadheaded.
*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.
Leucanthemum ‘Victorian Secret’ Shasta Daisy: Sun, 16”. A compact Shasta producing ruffled white petals, single to semi-double, surrounding a yellow button eye, blooming continuously throughout the summer.
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.
Lysmachia punctata ‘Alexander’ Loosestrife: Pt.Shade, 24”. Creamy white and green variegated foliage and bright golden-yellow flowers in midsummer.
Mentha ‘Orange Chocolate’ Chocolate Mint: Sun, 12-24”. An attractive groundcover featuring small, rounded to lance-shaped glossy dark green leaves tinged with burgundy. Terminal spikes of small lavender flowers in summer. Leaves have a chocolate-orange fragrance and taste and may be used in desserts or as a garnish. DR
*Monarda ‘Cotton Candy’Beebalm: Sun, 14-16”. Light pink buds open to pale pink flowers with light pink centers in mid to late summer. Beebalm will spread throughout the garden, but this compact variety works well as a border. The flowers will attracts hummingbirds and pollinators to the garden. 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
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 ‘Bowl of Beauty’ Peony: Sun, 30”. Large single flowers of bright rose pink, with a contrasting creamy-yellow center make it a Japanese-inspired Peony. Blooms in mid-Spring. Makes a great cut-flower. DR
*Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’ Peony: Sun, 36”. Deep coral buds open to bowl-shaped blooms with gracefully incurved petals of coral-peach surrounding a frilly, glowing mass of yellow stamens. Flowers are 5 to 6 inches across and very long-lasting fresh or cut, these mid-spring blooms are the focal point of any garden setting! DR
Paeonia 'Felix Crousse' Peony: Sun, 28”. Brilliant, fluffy, carmine-red double petal blooms are heald above the foliage in late spring-early summer. Wonderful sweet scent. DR
Paeonia ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Peony: Sun, 30-36”. Ruffles of sweetly scented pink petals bloom in mid to 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 ‘Red Riding Hood’: Sun/Pt.Sun, 18-24”. Eye-catching neon-bright red tubular blooms attract hummingbirds like crazy. The flowers arise on long, slender stems that sway in the summer breeze. Flowers begin blooming in June and will continue throughout the season, with the heaviest bloom happening early.
*Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’: Sun, 40”. Fragrant tubular lavender flowers appear in densely-packed large terminal clusters (each to 8-10” long) over a long July to September bloom period.
*Phlox paniculata 'Purple Flame’: Sun, 12-16”. A dwarf, upright garden phlox with. Fragrant, tubular flowers feature flat petal-like lobes of purple with small darker purple eyes. Individual flowers are densely arranged in large, terminal, clusters (panicles to 6" long) atop stiff, upright stems which seldom need staking.
*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
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!
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 ‘Autumn Charm’ Stonecrop: Sun, 14-16”. This is a variegated sport of ‘Autumn Joy’, wit green leaves edged in creamy yellow. Large heads of dusty-rose flowers mature into reddish-brown seedheads for the winter. This plant has a tendency to flop when in a shady spot or in moist soil, so pinch back to half the height in June to keep it sturdy.
Sedum ‘Autumn Fire’ Showy Stonecrop: Sun, 18-23”. An improvement on ‘Autumn Joy’. Taller, stronger stems tend to hold their flowers up better than other varieties. Plants produce green broccoli-like buds in mid-summer, which gradually open into large dusty-rose flower heads, finally deepening to rich rusty-red during autumn.
*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 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 dioica ‘Valley High’: Sun, 10-14”. A low mound of olive-green leaves with streaky, creamy-yellow to white margins. Clusters of small magenta-pink flowers bloom in late spring. Well-draining soil is a must. Foliage may remain evergreen, so you can clip back untidy leaves in spring.
*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.
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.
*Stokesia laevis ‘Blue Danube’ Stokes’ Aster: Sun, 12-23”. Large, soft-laveneder-blue flowers bloom within mounding green foliage in mid-summer to early fall. Stokes Aster is a native North American perennial that enjoys loose, well-draining soil. Deadhead to encourage additional blooms.
Tiarella ‘Jeepers Creepers’ Foamflower: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12”. Deeply-cut, maple-like leaves are green with bold purple markings. Upright, starry, cream-colored flowers bloom in April through May. This woodland plant will slowly creep in the garden, but should not be hard to control. 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
Tradescantia ‘Blueberry Sundae’ Spiderwort- Sun/Pt.Shade, 18". Grass-like foliage with loads of white blooms blushed with blue-purple through the center and mid-ribs. Before the flowers open the buds are vivid purple. Blooms late-spring through early-summer. 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
*Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki' Toadlily: Shade/Pt.Shade, 8-24”. In late summer and early fall, small purple and white spotted, orchid-like flowers will brighten up a shaded area on arching stems. Prefers a cool, moist area for the best flower production. 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
Veronica ‘Twilight’: Sun, 10-12”. A compact variety with medium-blue flowers that bloom from June to August. DR
*Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ Culver’s Root: Sun/Pt.Sun, 4-5’. A tall perennial for the background, producing whorls of clean, lance-shaped dark green leaves, giving way to branched candelabras of narrow, lilac-rose flower spikes in mid to late summer. Even though they grow to be 5’ tall, they rarely need staking. Looks great planted with ornamental grasses.
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 exhibit the feathery appearance of long ostrich plumes. DR
Polypodium virginianum Rock Polypody: Shade, 6”. This small fern is often found growing on rock surfaces usually in moist, shady woods. It is found in rocky woods all across eastern and midwestern North America.
*Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ Feather Reed Grass: Sun, 4-6’. Slow-spreading, clump-forming ornamental grass featuring an erect, slightly arching, slender clump of narrow, stiff, rich green leaves growing to 3' tall and 2' wide. In June, tightly-vertical flower stalks rise well above the foliage to 6' tall bearing narrow plumes of feathery, purplish-green flowers which turn golden as the seeds mature in summer and eventually tan. Foliage turns tan in winter and provides winter interest. DR
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' – Full Sun, 10". These compact tufts of 8-inch-long powder-blue leaves are well suited for edging and naturalizing in the rock garden. 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
*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 ‘Morning Light’: Sun/Pt.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 ‘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
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 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 ‘Invincibelle® Spirit: Sun, 3-4’x3-4’. Rich pink flowers bloom from early summer to frost. Dark pink buds open to hot pink flowers which then turn soft pink as they mature, finally changing to green at the end of their life cycle. Very hardy. Reliable bloomer. Native.
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 '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 ‘Alice’ Oak-Leaf Hydrangea: Sun/Pt.Shade/Shade, 5-8’. Large, arching flower panicles feature mostly sterile white flowers in June which bloom for 6-8 weeks, gradually fading to pink and then brown by late summer. Distinctive, deeply-lobed, somewhat coarse, deep green, oak-like leaves turn attractive shades of bronze, maroon and purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter.
*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.
DR – Deer Resistant. Please note that no plant is 100% deer resistant