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2015 Online Catalog
* Denotes new plants for 2015
DR – Deer Resistant. Please note that no plant is 100% deer resistant
*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 ‘Coronado Red’ Hummingbird Mint: Sun, 24-30”. Vibrant dark orange flowers, mature to scarlet-red 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! 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
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.
*Aruncus aethusifolius ‘Nobel Spirits’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 8-12”. Petite, creamy white panicles sit atop light green, deeply-cut foliage. The foliage gives the appearance of a lacy fern, but with the bonus of white flowers in summer.
Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’ 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 ‘Visions in Pink’: Shade/Sun, 18-20”. This Astilbe will bloom later than most in mid-summer with pale-pink flower plumes.
Baptisia australis False Indigo: Full Sun, 3-4'. Violet-blue, lupine-like flowers in erect 10- to 12-inch racemes atop flower stems. Starts of slow in the garden, then grows in large clumps once established. Perennial Plant of the year 2010!
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 ‘Jack Frost’: Shade, 12”. Eye-catching, silver, heart-shapes leaves with dark-green veins. Small blue flowers give this beauty additional interest in spring.
*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.
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.
Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Pierre’ Golden Star: Sun, Sun/Shade. A native groundcover grown for its foliage and flowers. Light green, triangular leaves provide a beautiful backdrop for star shaped, golden flowers in spring and again in fall. You’ll often get a sporadic bloom throughout the heat of the summer as well. DR
*Coreopsis Big Bang™ ‘Galaxy’: Sun, 10-12”. A great new coreopsis for the front of the border! Low, mounding medium-textured foliage is covered with strongly branches stems that hold butter-yellow, double daisy flowers summer through fall. DR
Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Eye’: Sun, 12-15”. Distinct flowers boast a deep red eye surrounded by a ring of golden yellow and an orange button eye. Medium-textured foliage. This coreopsis will bloom summer through fall. DR
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
*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 ‘Pink Double Delight’ Conflower: Sun, 23”. A nice, fairly compact, well-branching cone flower. Bright pink-purple flowers boast a fluffy, double pink center! Blooms well summer to fall. Deadhead if blooming slows. 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 ‘Phantom’ Joe-Pye Weed: Sun, 18-30”. A great perennial to attract butterflies! Lavender- purple blooms open atop dark green foliage in late summer into the fall. 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
*Eupatorium ‘Big Nate’ Joe-Pye Weed: Sun/Pt.Sun, 10’. This large perennial will command a large spot in your garden! Standing at 10 feet tall, you’ll enjoy very large, light lavender-pink flowers measuring up to 18" across on robust, dark green foliage. Butterflies love this plant! DR
*Eupatorium ‘Phantom’ Joe-Pye Weed: Sun, 18-30”. A great perennial to attract butterflies! Lavender- purple blooms open atop dark green foliage in late summer into the fall. DR
*Fragraria ‘Pink Panda’ Ornamental Strawberry: Sun, 6”. A mounding, spreading groundcover featuring vibrant pink flowers with bright yellow centers throughout the summer. Nice as a groundcover or spilling out of pots and containers. Produces a small, edible strawberry.
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 ‘Azure Rush’ Cranesbill: Pt.Sun, 18”. An improved variety of ‘Rozanne’ boasting more vigorous branching which blooms more flowers! Pale purple flowers bloom continuously all season long!
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 '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.
*Geranium ‘Westray’ Dwarf Cranesbill: Pt. Sun, 8-12”. A low-growing hybrid geranium with bright pink flowers covering masses of green foliage. Blooms in spring through early summer. Will remain evergreen in some locations.
*Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’: Sun, 24”. This perennial will form a low mound of fuzzy green leaves giving way to tall branching stems holding bright tangerine-orange blooms. Blooms all summer long and is favored by butterflies. Deadhead regularly to encourage more buds to form.
*Helleborous ‘Banana Cream Pie’ Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 22”. Large, creamy-yellow flowers with purple freckles within bloom in late winter. Evergreen foliage. DR
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 ‘Berry Swirl’ Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12”. A beautiful double-flowered Helleborus with flower colors of creamy-white tones, pink to purple. Flower color will darken as plants mature. Blooms in late winter with evergreen foliage. 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
*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 ‘Little Heavenly Angel’ Daylily: Sun, 16-20”. Once this daylily becomes established in your garden it will provide you with an explosion of pink-purple 3.5” across flowers. Each petal has a distinct white midrib making this flower stand out!
Hemerocallis ‘Mini Pearl’ Daylily: Sun, 16”. Masses of blush-apricot pink 3” blooms are held low on short scapes. Great for the border and in a mass planting.
*Hemerocallis ‘Red Pinnacle’ Daylily: Sun, 28”. Enormous 10-11” wide, lightly fragrant flowers wave like flags in the midseason garden. This spectacular daylily has long, curly, pinched red-purple petals with a huge gold throat that radiates out into the petals. A very unique selection that will garner attention!
Hemerocallis 'Stella D'Oro': Sun, 12". A popular one! Golden yellow flowers bloom much of the season. Will spread slowly into substantial patches.
*Heuchera 'Blackout' Coral Bells: Sun/Shade, 12-18”. Tight, compact- growing mound of charcoal- black, glossy leaves with rounded lobes. Creamy sprays of, bell-shaped flowers are held above the foliage, attracting hummingbirds occasionally.
*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 ‘Silver Scrolls’: Pt.Shade, 12”. Beautiful foliage looks like individual stained-glass windows. In spring, they are deep grape purple with a heavy steel-grey overlay and crisp veination. Their undersides are royal purple, revealed by the curling of the leaves. During the winter, the foliage turns to a rich violet hue.
*Heucherella ‘Buttered Rum’: Sun/Shade, 10”. Caramel-dipped, deeply-cut maple leaves adorn this aptly named plant from spring to summer. In fall, the cool weather burnishes the leaves to a lovely rose red. This plant will brighted up a shady spot in the garden. Looks great planted next to purple-leaved Heucheras and deep-green hostas.
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.
*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 'Aureo-Marginata': Sun/Shade, 16". Dark green leaves with bright yellow edges. Does well in sun. Lavender blooms in July.
*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 'Maraschino Cherry’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 36”x16”. An upright, vase-shaped hosta with moderately wavy, elliptic, dark green and slightly shiny leaves with red petioles and scapes.
Hosta ‘Patiot’: Shade/Pt.shade, 30”. Wide, pure white margins makes a stunning contrast in any border. Lavender flowers, and good sun tolerance.
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 ‘Surfer Girl’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12”x4”. A miniature, ground-hugging hosta makes waves in the shaded garden. Small wavy bright- green leaves will spread slowly into low mounds.
Iberis ‘Absolutely Amethyst’ Candytuft: Sun, 10-12”. No more choosing between white or white when it comes to candytuft! Large clusters of purple flowers sit atop mounding and spreading evergreen foliage in late spring. Requires well-drained soils and can handle drought well.
Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’ Siberian Iris: Sun/Pt.Sun, 36-40”. Deep purple flowers in late spring on rigid stems which rise to 40" high above a clump of arching, narrow, grass-like, linear leaves. This iris will tolerate wet soils, and will also tolerate poor, dry soils making it very adaptable. The clumps will grow tightly together and help choke out weeds.
*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
*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 'Anne Greenway' Dead Nettle: Shade/Pt.Shade, 6-8". A unique blend of chartruese, silver, medium green, and mint green leaves make this ground cover special. Pink-purple flowers bloom late spring to early summer. 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 ‘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 '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 ‘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.
Ligularia ‘Brit Marie Crawford’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 24-36”. A standout plant in the shaded garden! Large, dark, leathery leaves (to 7" long by 9" wide) have wavy, serrated margins. The leaves a deep, dark purple, with a brighter purple peeking out from underneath. The plant appears prehistoric once it has matured in the garden. Tall spikes of bright, bold golden-yellow-orange daisy-like flowers appear in August through September. DR
Liriope 'Monroe White' Lilytuft- Shade/Pt.Shade/Sun, 12". Deeply colored green blades. White flower spikes in summer. Good ornamental or edging plant A classic iron tough perennial for difficult site.
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
Lysmachia punctata ‘Golden Alexander’ Loosetrife: Pt.Shade, 24”. Bright gold and green variegated foliage and bright golden-yellow flowers in midsummer. Will maintain its variegation better than ‘Alexander.’
*Mentha ‘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-mint fragrance and taste and may be used in desserts or as a garnish. DR
Monarda ‘Grand Mum’Beebalm: Sun, 15-18”. Mauve pink flowers and dark green leaves on this Monarda make it perfect for the garden or large containers. Highly resistant to mildew, it has a compact, rounded form topped with plump pink flowers from mid to late summer. The Hummingbirds love it! 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”. A wonderful, petite selection of catmint. Long-blooming blue/purple flowers are irresistible to pollinators Aromatic foliage will deter deer. Blooms from spring to frost. 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
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.
Oenothera speciosa ‘Siskiyou’ Mexican Evening Primrose: Sun/Pt.Sun, 8-10”. A long-blooming, spreading, vigorous groundcover for a sunny garden. Soft-pink flowers with yellow centers bloom May-July with a sporadic bloom throughout the summer. DR
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 ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ Peony: Sun, 30-36”. A classic, double white peony. Fully white petals with a light yellow glow to the center. Wonderful fragrance. Because the flowers are so large, you will need to stake this peony. 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 ‘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’: Sun, 42”. Reliable, fluffy white flower heads stand out in the back of the border from mid to late-summer.
Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist’: Sun, 16”. This was a favorite a seasons ago and we sold out fast! Stunning white and pink striped petals give a sweet candy-cane appearance to this stout, compact phlox!
Phlox paniculata ‘Robert Poore’: Sun, 3-4’. An old fashioned tall garden phlox with large panicles of pink-purple flowers in late-summer.
*Phlox subulata ‘Candy Stripe’ Creeping Phlox: Sun, 10”. Low, mounding, needle-like foliage is covered with rose-pink flowers, each petal striped with white throughout spring. Cut back the flowers after first bloom to encourage a repeat bloom. Great for the front of the border or trailing over rock walls.
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.
Pulmonaria ‘Moonshine Lungwort: Shade/Pt.Shade, 8-10”. An early bloomer sporting pale blue 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 ‘Little Henry’ Sweet Coneflower: Sun, 30-34”. Narrow, upright compact grower with strong branching stems and attractive green foliage topped off with charming, brown-eyed daisies that have unusual narrow or quilled yellow petals, appearing midsummer. This is a long-bloomer that will make a good cut-flower or in mass-plantings where they’ll attract butterflies. DR
*Salvia officinalis 'Aurea' Common Sage: Sun, 12-18”. Bright colored leaves have a lime green center and are edged in golden yellow. Can be used as a culinary herb or just as an ornamental. 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.,
*Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’ Pincushion Flower: Sun, 12-18”. Large, deep violet-blue flowers bloom from late spring to late summer and occasionally beyond on sturdy stems rising slightly above the foliage. A good, reliable plant for the perennial garden. Will attract butterflies. DR
*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 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 robotii ‘Streaker’: Sun, 12-14”. Yellow to chartreuse streaks highlight through soft green foliage. Hot-pink flowers bloom in April through June. A reliable perennial that needs well-drained soil.
*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.
*Thalictrum ‘Blue Stockings’ Meadow Rue: Sun/Pt.Sun, 4-6’. Beautiful, lacey green foliage with vivid purple-black stems which support large sprays of bright lavender-magenta flowers for a long period of time throughout mid-late summer. Looks great in a bright woodland setting. DR
Thalictrum ‘Lavender Mist’ Meadow Rue: Sun/Pt.Sun, 6-8’. Magnificent sprays of delicate, lavender-purple flowers appear on tall, dark purple stems from mid to late summer. Delicate, columbine-like foliage mounds at the base. DR
Tiarella ‘Happy Trails’ Foamflower: Sun/Pt.Shade/Shade, 9”. Vigorous cascading vines will weave a blanket of captivating foliage for a superior groundcover or for spilling from a container. Panicles of starry white flowers appear in mid-spring to early-summer. DR
*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
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 ‘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 x. 'Godzilla' Giant Japanese Fern: Pt.Shade/Shade, 36”. Dramatic, silver-grey and frosted green fronds with metallic purple centers stretch out to 4-6’ clumps once established. This is a hybrid of a Japanese painted fern and a lady fern, giving it exceptional hybrid vigor that demads a large spot in your shaded garden. 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
Dennstaedtia punctilobula Hay-scented Fern: Shade, 18-24”. Lacy, narrow-triangular, erect to arching, yellowish green fronds. Fronds turn yellow in fall. When brushed with a hand, crushed or bruised, the fronds of hay-scented fern release a fragrance reminiscent of fresh mown hay. 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 ‘The King’ Ostrich Fern: Shade, 3-7’. 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
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
*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
*Hakonechloa ‘Naomi’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 8-16”. Creamy yellow and green variegated leaves become flushed with reddish-purple tones in fall. The color is most pronounced in cool weather. 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
Pennisetum 'Hameln' Foutain Grass- Sun/ 2.5'/ Arching, deep green foliage in an upright clump typically growing to 24" tall. Leaves are deep green in summer, changing to orange-bronze in fall and eventually to beige in late fall. Foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter. Showy, silvery to pinkish-white, wheat-like flower spikes arch outward from the clump in late summer like water spraying from a fountain. 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 'Black Knight’: Sun, 6-8’. Features spike-like 4-10" long terminal clusters of dark-purple flowers which bloom from June to September and sometimes to first frost. Fragrant flowers are attractive to butterflies. Silvery-green willow-like foliage.
*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 macrophylla 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 ‘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 ‘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 macrophylla 'Zebra': Pt.Sun/Sun, 3-4’x3-4’. Glowing white flowerheads with blushed with spring-green with serrated petals. Lush green foliage provide a brilliant contrast to the near-black stems. Blooms in June through July.
*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 paniculata ‘Unique’: Sun, 6-10’x6-10’. 8-inch-long white flower heads that fade to pinkish white. The cultivar name refers to the shape of the flower heads; they are broad at the base and rounded at the tip. Blooms mid-summer through fall.
Hydrangea petiolaris Climbing Hydrangea: Sun/Pt.Sun/Shade, 60’ climbing. A vigorous deciduous vine with heart-shaped foliage and large white June-blooming flower clusters make it an attractive covering for a wall, fence, or large tree. Usually takes a while to become established, but is worth the wait.
*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.