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Achillea millefolium 'Sunny Seduction' Yarrow: Sun, 18-20". Large flat-top clusters of tiny, velvety lemon florets. Nice compact, strong stems. A great sunny-garden addition with long bloom that attracts butterflies. DR
Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Hyssop: Sun, 2-3'. Lavender-blue bottlebrush flowers bloom on strong stems from midsummer to early fall. Aromatic foliage that deer tend to avoid. This perennial will not tolerate wet soil. Plant in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. DR
Agastache ‘Golden Jubilee’ Hyssop: Sun, 2-3’. Beautiful chartreus foliage contrasting with lavender-blue flowers will bloom nearly all summer if deadheaded. The deer will avoid this plant but it will attract tons of pollinators to the garden! 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 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.
Amsonia hubrichtii Thread-leaf Blue Star: Sun/Pt.Sun, 3'. Graceful, long lived native plant with fine, feathery foliage. Clusters of steel blue flowers in May and June on an upright, bushy plant. Perennial Plant of the year 2011! DR
*Armeria ‘Nifty Thrifty’ Sea Thrift: Sun, 4-6”. Cute variegated foliage makes this Sea Thrift a little more special than the rest. Compact, mounding foliage with bright pink flowers blooming on wiry stems in mid to late-spring. Plant will send up additional flowers throughout the summer. This plant is tolerant of extreme environments: drought and salt. It’ll like being planted close to stepping stones or tucked into a rock wall. Good drainage and sun will be essential to the success of this plant!
Armeria maritima ‘Rubrifolia’ Sea Thrift: Sun, 6-8”. A great, tough perennial. Low-growing, clump-forming, compact plant. Small, rose- pink globes bloom atop wiry stems. Dense, rounded mat of stiff, grass-like, purplish-red leaves which spread out to 12". Foliage turns bronze in the fall. Good cut flower.
Aruncus aestofolius 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.
Asarum canadensis Wild Ginger: Shade, 4-8”.WOODLAND NATIVE! Delicate white blooms with lilac/magenta hoods suspended on 5” stems, glossy evergreen foliage.
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! DR
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
*Astilbe Astary® Rose: Sun/Shade, 10-12”. This is a natural dwarf variety, reaching heights of only one foot tall at the top of its bloom. Rosy pink flower plumes bloom in early summer atop glossy, dark-green foliage.
Astilbe ‘Bridal Veil’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 30”. Bright white flowers will bloom in the summer. Flowers are stunning against their deep green foliage. Will brighten up a shady spot and will look great in a moonlight garden. Can handle come sun if the soil is kept consistently moist.
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 ‘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!
Baptisia hybrid ‘Blueberry Sundae’ False Indigo: Full Sun, 30”. Now there’s a False Indigo for everyone! Deep indigo-purple flowers bloom late-spring to early-summer on lush, grey-green, compact foliage. Seedpods in late summer give additional intrest.
*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.
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 ‘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.
*Coreopsis ‘Golden Gain’: Sun, 18-20”. An outstanding new variety of coreopsis. It stands up tall in a sturdy, vase-shaped habit and is covered in large golden flowers throughout the summer. Flowers measure 2” across, which is large for most threadleaf coreopsis. Deadhead to promote more flowers. This will be a great addition to a garden when you have lower perennials surrounding its base.
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 ‘Redshift’: Sun, 30-36”. Fine textured foliage mounds quickly in the spring to produce creamy yellow flowers with a red halo around a golden center. As the nighttime temperatures begin to fall later in the season, gardeners will see how this red halo begins to streak through the flower petals giving each flower a unique, blushed appeal.
*Coreopsis ‘Sweet Marmalade’: Sun, 12”. Flowers open deep orange in spring, then mature to a soft peach-yellow through the summer. High temperatures will cause the flowers to remain vibrant yellow. Long bloomer will continue flowering into the fall.
Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’: Sun, 12-18”. A classic Tickseed for the sunny garden. Bright golden flowers bloom atop deep green, fine-textured foliage from May through July. Deadheading will encourage longer bloom time. Thrives in poor soil.
Dianthus ‘Bath’s Pink’: Sun, 10”. Cute, frilly soft-pink, fragrant flowers bloom May through July atop mounding, grassy, blue-green foliage. DR
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William 'Indian Carept': Sun, 7". Clumping perennial with wonderful colors and patterns of pink, red, white and magenta flowers in late spring. Prefers alkaline soil. DR
*Dianthus ‘Wicked Witch’: Sun, 8”. Vibrant cherry-red, frilly flowers bloom April-May atop powder-blue foliage. Cut back spent flower heads for a sporadic bloom throughout the summer. 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
Digitalis mertonensis Strawberry Foxglove: Sun,Pt.Sun, 3'. Deep rose-pink tubular flowers bloom on single-sided racemes in June. Velvety leaves remain attractive all season. Cut back old foliage. Will attract hummingbirds! 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.
Echinacea ‘Tangerine Dream’ Coneflower: Sun, 24-30”. This is a hybrid coneflower with wide, bright orange petals surrounding a rusty-bronze center cone. Sweetly fragrant flowers and bushy, stout foliage. This will be an eye-catcher in the garden!
*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
*Euphorbia polychrome ‘Bonfire’ Cushion Spurge: Sun, 18”. A beautifully colorful, reliable perennial! Foliage starts off deep purple, red, and orange lwith a touch of chartreuse, while the undergrowth is green. The foliage deepens to burgundy-red at the height of summer, turning red in the fall. Bright sulfur-yellow bracts light up the whole plant for several weeks in spring, making people wonder “what is that plant!?”. Like well-draining, soil in a warm, sunny-spot. DR
*Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Apricot' Blanket flower: Sun, 12”. The compact, uniform mound of bright green foliage is covered in large 3” blossoms from early summer into fall. Flowers are apricot with yellow tips and a darker orange center. Multiple rows of petals give the flowers a beautifully full appearance. This perennial prefers very well-draining, sandy, almost poor-soil in full sun. DR
Gallium odoratum 'Sweet Woodruff': Pt.Shade, 6-8". Rapidly spreading perennial groundcover that prefers a cool, moist shady location for best appearance. White flowers in late spring.
Geranium ‘Biokovo’ Cranesbill: Pt.Sun/Sun, 6-12”. Masses of pink-white flowers from Spring to Summer on bushy, lightly scented foliage. Foliage turns red in fall and is tolerant of both wet and dry conditions.
Geranium '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.
Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’: Sun, 24”. Fully double, watermelon-red flowers bloom all summer long. Attracts butterflies, butterflies, but the deer should avoid it.
Helenium 'Mardi Gras' Helen's Flower: Full Sun, 35-39". This is a tall Helenium bright yellow petals, tie-dyed with vivid-orange surrounding a brown center. Blooms mid to late summer. Pinch back in spring and early summer to keep a more compact plant. May need staking.
Heliopsis 'Bressingham Doubloon' - Full sun, 4-5'. Semi-double, true golden flowers from midsummer to fall. Erect loosely branched plants.
*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.
*Helleborous ‘Pink Lady’ Lenten Rose: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12-18”. Blushed pink and purple flowers bloom early in the season: March through May. Glossy, leathery evergreen leaves form a compact mound.
Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Candy’ Daylily: Sun, 30”. Beautiful, frilly apricot-peach petals with a cherry-red center eye and a tinge of red along the petal’s edges. This daylily is said to have a robust repeat bloom in late summer. It’s fragrant and showy!
*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 ‘Stella’s Pink Valentine’: Sun, 16-21”. Mauve-pink petals with a deeper purple eye-zone and yellow-green throats. Blooms early to mid-season and will rebloom.
*Heuchera 'Beaujolais' Coral Bells: Sun/Shade, 12”. Large, beautiful, burgundy leaves blushed with silver and deep purple veins. Mounding foliage produces slim stems of small-cream colored flowers in mid-summer. This plant is grown more for the foliage. It can be grown in full sun if the soil is kept moist, but otherwise will enjoy shade or part-shade.
Heuchera ‘Melting Fire’: Pt.Shade, 12”. Rich, cranberry-red foliage appears in spring, maturing to deep maroon with heavily ruffled edges. Deep red stalks hold up creamy-white, dainty flowers.
*Heuchera ‘Raspberry Ice’: Pt.Shade, 12”. Deep plum to olive-green leaves with a bright silver overlay and deep purple veins. Nice mounding habit that will slowly spread, making it perfect for the middle of the border. Prolific bloomer, producing thin stems with cream-colored flowers that are held 12” above the foliage.
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 ‘Bridget Bloom’: Pt.Shade/ 14”. Bushy, starry-pink flower spikes bloom mid-Spring to mid-Summer over tightly compact, mounding green foliage. Allow soil to dry out between watering for best performance. Best planted in mass.
*Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ Foamy Bells: Shade/Pt.Shade, 10”. a vigorous clump of scalloped red-brown leaves that are bordered in lime green. Sprays of white bell flowers appear in late spring. Nice choice for the woodland garden, for edging in a shady perennial border and the rock garden.
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 ‘Pinot Noir’: Sun, 30”. Compact growth with sturdy stems holding up large bold-red blooms in the summer.
*Hibiscus ‘Robert Fleming’: Sun, 3’. Nice compact “hydrangea-like” foliage with some of the deepest red, overlapping flowers you’ll find in a hardy hibiscus!
Hosta 'Albo-Marginata': Sun/Shade, 16". Dark green leaves with bright creamy-white edges. Does well in sun. Lavender blooms in July.
Hosta 'Blue Angel’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 3’x4’. Large, heart-shaped, blue-green, heavy-textured leaves. Nice mounding habit with lavender flowers in mid-summer.
*Hosta ‘Bold Ribbons’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 15”x33”. Glossy dark green leaves with an irregular cream margin have a cascading habit. Bright purple flowers appear in mid-summer
*Hosta ‘Cathedral Windows’: Pt.Shade, 19x24”. Large, rounded leaves stained with bright golden centers inside wide, dark green borders. Mature plants form broad clumps, and the leaves become dome-shaped. Tall stems appear in late-summer with white, fragrant flowers.
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 sieboldiana ‘Elegans’: Pt.Shade/Shade, 2-3’x3-4’. 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 ‘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 ‘Hudson Bay’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 24”. Wide, bright blue margins fade into apple-green and then into a creamy white center all season long. The leaves have a heavy texture and show good slug resistance. White flowers.
Hosta 'Katsuragawa Beni'- Shade, 12". Narrow, shiny, green leaves with pointy tips have an upright growth. Deep lavender blooms in mid-summer.
Hosta ‘Komodo Dragon’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 2’x7’. In time, this will become a giant hosta – yes, that says 7-feet! Large, dark green leaves with loosely rippled margins on long petioles.
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 ‘One Man’s Treasure’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 24”x14”. Thick, shiny, dark green leaves are slightly twisted and lightly rippled. Reddish-purple markings stand out on the front and the back of the petioles, adding a very attractive touch to this nice green hosta.
Hosta ‘Patiot’: Shade/Pt.shade, 30”. Wide, pure white margins makes a stunning contrast in any border. Lavender flowers, and good sun tolerance.
*Hosta ‘Pilgrim’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 12”x24”. A new petite selection! heart-shaped grey-green leaves with a wide margin that begins yellow, changing to creamy-white in summer. Lavender flowers appear in July. This will look great along a shaded path.
Hosta ‘Praying Hands’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 18”x12”. A very unique hosta! Extremely upright, tightly folded leaves resemble hands folded in prayer. Dark-green leaves with a thin, creamy-white margin.
Hosta ‘Regal Splendor’: Shade/Pt.Shade 36”. Upright, vase-shaped, mounding foliage with long, pointed, powder-blue foliage and petioles and creamy yellow-ivory margins. Lavender flowers are held 5-6’ high.
*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.
Iberis 'Purity'Candytuft- Sun/10"/ Everg30xreen, glossy green foliage with white flowers in spring that blanket the compact plant. Excellent for edging or for a rock garden.
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 ‘Ruffled Velvet’ Siberian Iris: Sun/Pt.Sun, 24-30”. Deep, plum-purple flowers with prominent black and gold etching in the center of each fall in late spring on rigid stems which rise high above a clump of arching, narrow, grass-like, linear leaves.
Iris ‘Fortunate Son’ Tall Bearded Iris: Sun, 37”. Deep ruby-red, shimmering blossoms with broad falls and a very unusual blue colored beard. A unique addition to a bearded iris collection.
Iris ‘Lovely Señorita’ Tall Bearded Iris: Sun, 41”. A beautiful, fiery bicolor iris! Vivid amber standards and rich bronze-orange falls, and bright orange beards. This iris will stand out in the garden!
Iris ‘Poem of Ecstasy’ Tall Bearded Iris: Sun, 36”. Bi-color iris with peach-pink standards and indigo falls. Large flowers bloom in mid-summer.
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 ‘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.
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
*Ligularia ‘Midnight Lady’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 36”x30”. Mounds of large, rounded dark, shiny purple-black leaves. Taller stems appear in midsummer, bearing clusters of bright golden-orange daisy flowers. Enjoys moist, rich soil in a shady spot, or can tolerate more sun if your soil holds more moisture. DR
Lilium ‘Butter Pixie’ Asiatic Lily: Sun, 16-18”. Star-shaped, golden-yellow, lightly spotted flowers bloom June-July and will multiply quickly in the garden.
Lilium ‘Crimson Pixie’ Asiatic Lily: Sun, 10-12”. Vivid, crimson-red flowers bloom in early to mid-summer. These lilies look great clumped together at the front of a border.
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
*Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' Loosetrife: Sun/Pt.Sun, 12-18”. Tiny claret red to dark purple flowers that bloom in slender, curving, terminal spikes over a long May to September bloom period. Enjoys moist soils and will not spread like some Loosetrifes do. Can be short-lived.
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 ‘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 '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 missouriensis Ozark Primrose: Sun, 9-12”. A profusion of canary-yellow flowers cover this groundcover from early to mid-summer. A native US plant, is deer-resistant and drought-resistant!
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 '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 'Inspecteur Lavergne' Peony: Sun, 24-30”. Large, deep-red, double flowers with petals thinly edged in white blooms in mid-to-late spring. A beautiful French hybrid that has a sweet fragrance. DR
*Paeonia ‘Lora Dexheimer’ Peony: Sun, 24-34”. Profuse, double-red blooms on sturdy stems in late spring. 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 ‘Bright Eyes’: Sun, 36”. Baby-pink flowers with a deep, magenta-pink eye-zone. Will bloom mid-late summer. Shows good mildew resistance.
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 ‘Starfire’: Sun, 36”. Sweetly fragrant, cherry-red blossoms contract nicely with dark green-purple foliage.
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.
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
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 ‘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
Rumex sanguineus Bloody Sorrel: Pt.Sun/Sun, 15”. Upright, bright green leaves with intricate deep red veins. A colorful and unique addition to perennial borders and mixed container plantings.
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 ‘John Creech’: Sun, 2”. A dense groundcover with small, succulent, green leaves that keep their intense color even in full sun. Its tight, compact habit keeps the weeds from poking through. This selection can also be grown in containers where it will spill attractively over the sides. Clusters of pinkish-purple flowers are produced in midsummer.
*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.
Sedum ‘Thundercloud’ Stonecrop: Sun, 12”. A unique upright-Sedum with toothed grey-green foliage and soft-pink flower clusters in mid-summer.
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 ‘Clifford Moore’ Red Campion: Sun, 12-18”. Attractive leaves that are dark green edged with gold. Pink flowers bloom above the foliage in late spring on flower stems growing to 18” tall. Requires excellent drainage.
*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.
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
*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
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
*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
Carex elata 'Aurea' Golden Sedge: Shade/Pt.Shade, 18-24”. An ornamental sedge that has shimmering yellow leaves with dark green margins. It reflects its beautiful color on ponds and streams. Enjoys moist soils and can grow in deep shade. DR
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' Japanese Sedge: Shade/Pt.Shade, 1-2'. Nice clump-forming silver-variegated grass. Good for the shady border, or as a mass planting. DR
Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist' Variegated Northern Sea Oats: Sun/Pt.Shade/Shade, 30-36". Bright green and white striped bamboo-like foliage that stands our nicely in a shaded garden. Silvery-green oat-line flower heads drape down in late summer, then turn copper. Will reseed back to its non-variegated form. 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 macra ‘Sunny Delight’: Shade/Pt.Shade, 14-22”. Green blades with yellow variegation make it the reverse of the more common ‘Aureola’. This beauty is a little bit taller than some other Hakone grasses, so it’s cascading appearance is even more spectacular! 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 'Gold Breeze’: Sun, 4-6’. Broad, arching apple green blades are banded with golden yellow bars. In August, feathery gold plumes emerge above the foliage. DR
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus': Sun, 6'. One of the first Maiden Grasses, still remains popular today. Elegantly shaped grass with narrow leaves with white mid-ribs and a vase-like form. Bronze fall and winter foliage, with coppery plumes. 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
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 'Butterfly Heaven': Sun, 5-6'. Long fragrant panicles of lavender florets with orange eyes in midsummer, some panicles measuring up to 12". Vigorous, easy to grow, and attracts butterflies like no other! DR
*Buddleia ‘Petite Purple’: Sun, 3-5’. A profusion of lavender-purple flower spikes above slender, silvery foliage right through summer, providing a non-stop show. DR
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 Incrediball®: Sun, 4-5’x4-5’. Upright, sturdy stems with large, sometimes 12” across white and spring-green flower globes. Flower color is not affected by pH. Branches should hold the flowers upright and should not flop.
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 ‘Abracadabra Star’: Pt.Sun/Sun, 3-4’x3-4’. Big, bright lace-cap flowers perch atop black satin stems in summer. Flowers emerge pink and white. Flower color will depend on soil pH. The distinctive black stems provide interest in the garden before the summer flowers open.
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 m. ‘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 m. '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 ‘Pinky Winky’: Sun, 6-8’x6-8’. large white panicles open in mid to late summer, and as summer turns to fall the florets at the base of the panicles turn pink. The flower panicles continue to grow, producing new white florets at the tip. The result is spectacular two-toned flower panicles that can reach up to 16 inches in length!
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.
Caryopteris xindica ‘Hint of Gold’: Sun, 24”. A beautiful compact shrub with golden foliage and rich-blue flowers in late summer making a striking contrast to the golden foliage. DR
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy' Blue Mist Shrub: Sun, 30-36”. Striking green and white variegated foliage looks beautiful all season long, even through the heat of summer. Small, lavender blue flowers are produced very late in the summer into fall. Deer resistant! DR
Euonymus coloratus Wintercreeper: Sun/Shade, 6”. A trailing ground cover form which typically grows and spreads indefinitely by rooting stems as a sprawling, tangled, bushy mat. It is similar in habit to English ivy
*Euonymus fortunei Blondy®: Sun/Pt.Sun, 18-24”. Bright yellow leaves with a dark green margin, this euonymus will stand out! Neat, mounded habit does not sprawl like that of other Euonymus varieties making it an excellent low maintenance plant for mass plantings or along sidewalks.
Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni' Blue Rug Juniper: Sun, 4-6". Spreading, sprawling blue-green low growing Juniper. Excellent as an evergreen edging, enjoying hot, sunny spots. Can tolerate salt. You'll never need to prune it either! DR
Viburnum ‘Handsome Devil™: Sun/Pt.Sun, 6-8’. A beautiful glossy-leafed evergreen Viburnum selected for its rainbow of green, burgundy and orange-bronze hues in the new growth and in autumn. Pure white flowers blooming in June are followed by red fruit which matures to black. For best fruiting, use V. odoratissimum as a pollinator. DR
Viburnum trilobum ‘Redwing’ American Cranberry Bush: Sun/Pt.Sun, 8-10’. New foliage is attractively tinted with red, beautifully accenting the white flowers. Next is bright cherry red fruit clusters that persist - often thru winter. Spring songbirds love the fruit. Fall brings striking deep red and wine foliage. Viburnum offers something of interest all year. Dense foliage make a nice hedge. Native North American shrub. DR
*Clematis 'Jackmanii': Sun, 7-10’ climbing. Profuse, 5-7", open, four-sepaled, violet-purple flowers cover this vine in mid to late summer. Bloom on this clematis is from new (current season's) growth. Prune back to strong leaf buds 1-2' from the ground in late winter or early spring.
Clematis ‘Multi Blue’: Sun, 7-8’. Intense deep-indigo-purple flowers with pronounced lighter blue and green-yellow spiky anthers. Will bloom once in June and again in September. No need to prune anything but the deadwood.
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’: Sun, 6-10’. One of the easiest to grow and most common clematis! Distinctive white flowers have a pretty pink-purple bar running across each petal. Will bloom in May-June and again in September- October. Blooms on old-wood, so only deadwood pruning and light trimming in spring is recommended.
DR – Deer Resistant. Please note that no plant is 100% deer resistant