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Perennials ...

... we only started with evergreens!

Even though our name is Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery, we do carry a full line of landscape plants.

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Achillea 'Saucy Seduction'  SAUCY SEDUCTION YARROW

18-24in.  (Zone 3)   Intense fuchsia-pink flowers which lighten to medium pink.  New flowers appear all summer.

 

Achillea 'Strawberry Seduction'  STRAWBERRY SEDUCTION YARROW

18 in.  (Zone 4)  Sturdy, compact plant.  Large clusters of tiny red florets with bright gold centers that can be dried.  Attracts butterflies and is deer and rabbit-resistant.

 

Achillea 'Sunny Seduction'  SUNNY SEDUCTION YARROW

18-24in.  (Zone 3)  Flowers are lemon yellow, turning lighter with time.

 

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue' ACTAEA MISTY BLUE BANEBERRY

2-3 ft.  (Zone 3)   Native woodland perennial, clump, blue-green foilage with small clusters of white flowers late spring to early summer which develop into white fruits (doll eyes) on red pedicels in autumn for 4-6 weeks. Deer and rabbit resistant, attracts butterflies.

 

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'  APRICOT SPRITE HYSSOP-ANISE

Compact/dwarf habit and peachy apricot colored flower spikes produced all summer long, the grey-green foilage is anise scented and the leaves can be used to make tea. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

 

Agastache rupestris 'Bolero'  MOSQUITO PLANT

16 in. (Zone 5) One of the longer blooming perennials. Spike like flowers of rose purple stand above the compact bronze green foliage. Deer resistant and adapts to dry soils. Flowers are fragrant, attract butterflies and are good for cutting and drying.

 

Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’  BURGUNDY GLOW CARPET BUGLE

2-6 in. (Zone 4)  Low-growing semi-evergreen foliage with blue flower spikes in May through early summer. Prefers partial shade. Does well in sunny area if soil  is kept from drying out. Foliage is green, creamy white and pink tricolor.

 

Alchemilla mollis ‘Thriller’  THRILLER LADY’S MANTLE

18 in. (Zone 3)   Low perennial for shady areas. Large, rounded or lobed leaves are grayish, light green.  Green or yellow clusters of petal-less blossoms in spring.  Great for texture change in the landscape. A little larger and more vigorous than the species.

 

Anemone sylvestris  SNOWDROP ANEMONE

10-18 in. (Zone 4)  Pure white flowers appear in May and June on lobed green leaves. Spreads rapidly by root suckers.  Will re-bloom if cut.

 


Aquilegia x caerulea 'Origami Mix'  COLUMBINE ORIGAMI MIX


14-18 in. (Zone 3-9) Bloom time up to 12 weeks long.  Large, 3 in.wide flowers in a wide range of colors: blue, pink, red, white, and yellow.  Uniform growth habit, free-flowering, upward-held flowers.

 

Arenaria 'Wallowa Mountain'  WALLOWA MOUNTAIN DESERT MOSS


2-6 in. (Zone 4)  An evergreen, short, and compact groundcover native to Oregon that resembles moss.  Fantastic between stones or on paths because of its durability and hardiness.  White flowers are produced sporadically throughout summer.  Full sun to part shade.  Grows well under moderate to dry conditions. 

 

Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'  BLOODSTONE SEA THRIFT

6-8 in. (Zone 4)  Bright purplish-pink globe-shaped flowers above evergreen grass-like tufts in May and June.

 

Artemisia schmidtiana nana  SILVER MOUND

6-10 in. (Zone 4)  Fine-textured silvery foliage forming a dense mounded shape. Does best in sunny, well-drained location. Excellent rock garden or border plant. Intensifies flower colors of other annuals and perennials.

 

Aruncus dioicus  GOATSBEARD

4-6 ft. (Zone 4)  Stately, shrub-like perennial that produces creamy-white plumes of blossoms in early summer.  Forms large yet non-invasive clumps in rich soil. Also known as Giant Astilbe.

 

Aruncus 'Misty Lace'  MISTY LACE GOATSBEARD

2-3 ft.  (Zone 3)  Large, creamy white, feathery plumes on dark red stems.  Tolerant of heat and humidity.  Good for city gardens.

 

Asarum canadense  WILD GINGER

6-10 in.  (Zone 4)  A native deciduous perennial groundcover with unique heart-shaped velvety green foliage.  The flowers brown and jug-like, towards the base of the plant.  Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soils.  Can tolerate some drought when established.  Maintenance free. 

 

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'  CINDERELLA SWAMP MILK WEED

3-5 ft.  (Zone 3)  An easy care perennial that blooms beautiful pink flowers for 3 months. Flowers are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds, also having a vanilla fragrance.  Spreads by roots only, non invasive.

 

Asclepias tuberosa  BUTTERFLY WEED

3 ft.  (Zone 4)   Attractive wildflower with lance-shaped leaves and clusters of waxy yellow-orange flowers.  Seed pods are long and pointed , filled with silky white hairs.  Attractive to butterflies.

 

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yello'  BUTTERFLY WEED

24 in. (Zone 3) Hassle free perennial with 3 months of golden yellow flowers that are great for cutting and drying. Followed by green fruit filled with white silky seeds. Grows in full sun and is deer resistant and attracts butterflies.

 

Aster dumosus ‘Alert’ ALERT DWARF ASTER

12-15 in. (Zone 5)  Purplish-red flowers in late summer and early fall.

 

Aster Kickin ® ‘Carmine Red’  CARMINE RED ASTER

2 ft.  (Zones 5) This Aster has a superb naturally forming full, dense mound of finely textured, green foilage that becomes completely blanketed with magenta red flowers, with a gold button center, from late summer into early fall. This naturally compact cultivar does not require PGRs to maintain their neat appearance and is more resistant to powdery mildew and rust than other Asters.

 

Aster Kickin ® ‘Lilac Blue’  LILAC BLUE ASTER

2 ft.  (Zones 5) This Aster has a superb naturally forming full, dense mound of finely textured, green foilage that becomes completely blanketed with soft lavender flowers, with a gold button center, from late summer into early fall. This naturally compact cultivar does not require PGRs to maintain their neat appearance and is more resistant to powdery mildew and rust than other Asters.

 

Aster Kickin ™ ‘Pink Chiffon’  PINK CHIFFON ASTER

2-3 ft.  (Zone 5)  Pastel pink flowers with a gold button center and blooms from late summer through mid-fall. Full sun 6-8 hours a day. Good for attacting butterflies.

 

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'  PURPLE DOME ASTER

18 in. (Zone 3)  Compact mound with vivid purple daisy-like flowers in late summer into fall.

 

Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'  VIBRANT DOME ASTER

15-20 in. (Zone 3)  Compact mound with vibrant hot-pink daisy-like flowers in late summer into fall.  A sport of 'Purple Dome' with excellent powdery-mildew disease resistance.  Prefers well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  Deer resistant and great for butterflies. 

 

Astilbe ‘Varieties’ / FALSE SPIRAEA or MEADOWSWEET

(Zone 4)  Perhaps the finest and choicest foliage perennial we have to offer.  Stems with glossy-green leaves appear in May.  Long-lasting feathery flowers bloom in June and continue through July.  Plant in moist, well-drained, organic soil in part shade to part sun.  Water even established plants in drought conditions.

 

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bridal Veil’

Pure white (30 in.)

 

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Deutschland’

24 in.  Pure white.

 

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Fanal’

20 in. Deep blood red.

 

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Peach Blossom’

24 in.  Peach-pink.

 

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Rheinland’

24 in.  Clear pink.

 

Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’

24 in.  Lavender pink.

 

Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision’

12-14 in.  Raspberry flowers and larger, glossier foliage than other A. chinensis varieties.

 

Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Sprite’

12 in.  Dwarf variety of Astilbe with a compact mound of dark green leaves.  Flowers are feathery and light pink.  *** Perennial plant of the year 1994! ***

 

 

Baptisia Decadence(R)  'Blueberry Sundae' PP23819  BLUEBERRY SUNDAE(R) FALSE INDIGO

3 ft. (Zone 4)  This hybrid is more compact retaining the blue-green foliage and beautiful blue flowers.

 

Baptisia 'Grape Taffy' PPAF  GRAPE TAFFY FALSE INDIGO

2-2.5 ft. (Zone 4)  A more compact variety with grape-colored flowers and yellow keels.  Attractive foliage even while not blooming. 

 

Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow'  WINTER GLOW BERGENIA

12-15 in. (Zone 3)  Improved form of B. 'Rotblum' with red flowers. Has been known to rebloom in the fall.

 

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’  JACK FROST HEARLEAF ALKANET

12-15 in.  (Zone 3)  Silver, heart-shaped leaves with prominent green veins form a rounded clump.  Blue “forget-me-not”-like flowers on wispy panicles in spring.

 

Campanula 'Dickson's Gold'  DICKSON'S GOLD HAREBELL

4-6 in.  (Zone 5)   Bright gold foliage forms low-growing clump.  Lavender-blue, star-shaped flowers.

 

Campanula carpatica ‘Pearl Deep Blue’  PEARL DEEP BLUE HAREBELL

8 in. (Zone 4)  Deep blue flowers appear several weeks earlier than C.c. ‘Blue Clips.’ Flowers are also slightly smaller.

 

Campanula carpatica ‘White Clips’  WHITE CARPATHIAN HAREBELL

6-9 in. (Zone 4)  Low spreader for rock gardens and front of border plantings.  Clumps of dark green foliage topped in summer by clusters of bright white flowers. Compact hybrid.

 

Centaurea montana HARDY BACHELOR BUTTON

18 in. (Zone 4)  Silver-colored foliage produces blue flowers in May and June.

 

Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo Yo'  SNOW-IN-SUMMER

6-8 in. (Zone 3)  Gray, wooly foliage topped with white flowers in May and June.

 

Ceratosigma plumbaginoides  PLUMBAGO or BLUE LEADWORT

6-12 in. (Zone 5) Late summer-flowering herbaceous perennial.  Does well in sun or partial shade. Flowers are electric blue.  Foliage is green, turning red in fall.

 

Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’  HOT LIPS TURTLEHEAD

3 ft. (Zone 3)  Rosy-pink flowers appear from July through September atop upright bronze-green foliage.

 

Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic'  CHOCOHOLIC BLACK SNAKEROOT

2-3 ft.  (Zone 4)  Shorter than other varieties.  Purplish-black foliage, fragrant bottlebrush flowers open mauve-pink, then lighten to white.

 

Cimicifuga 'Hillside Black Beauty' HILLSIDE BLACK BEAUTY SNAKEROOT

4-7ft.  (Zone 4)  Striking dark purplish-black foliage.  Fragrant bottlebrush flowers are white with a pink tinge.

 

Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'  BORDEAUX LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY

6-8 in.  (Zone 5)  Blooms more prolificly and larger than the species.  Flower stalks are taller.

 

Coreopsis ‘Varieties’ / Tickseed

This genus includes some of the longest summer bloomers. Brilliant daisy-like flowers in summer for natural of filler plantings.  Best in well-drained soil with full to part sun.  Deadheading is needed on some varieties for continued blooms.

 

Coreopsis ‘American Dream’  AMERICAN DREAM COREOPSIS

18 in.  (Zone 5)  Profuse amounts of rose-pink flowers with yellow centers are borne in June-September.  Excellent for cut flowers.  Full sun.

 

 

Coreopsis 'Berry Chiffon'  BERRY CHIFFON COREOPSIS

15-18 in.  (Zone 4)  More cold hardy than other types, this variety forms clusters of white flowers with rapsberry red centers all summer long.  The centers expand with coler temperatures.  Threadleaf type with excellent disease resistance.  Deer tolerant and great for butterflies. 

 

Coreopsis x 'Cosmic Eye' PP22601  BIG BANG COSMIC EYE TICKSEED

18-24 in.  (Zone 5)  Deep red petals with yellow tips surround a dark golden center.

 

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Baby Sun’  BABY SUN COREOPSIS

20 in.  Golden flowers with reddish-brown ring.

 

Coreopsis 'Heaven's Gate'  HEAVEN'S GATE COREOPSIS

18-24 in.  (Zone 5)  Sport of 'Sweet Dreams'.  Threadleaf plant has large blush-pink flowers with a rose-red eye and gold button center.

 

Coreopsis x 'Mercury Rising'  BIG BANG MERCURY RISING TICKSEED

18 in.  (Zone 3)  Very deep red flowers over fine foliage.

 

 

Coreopsis 'Red Elf' PPAF  RED ELF TICKSEED

8-12 in. (Zone 5)  A more compact version of 'Mercury Rising'.  Deep burgundy red flowers with disease resistant foliage.  Blooms all summer long. 

 

Coreopsis 'Red Satin' PPAF  RED SATIN TICKSEED

15-18in.  (Zone 5)   Solid deep red wine to ruby-red flowers atop deep green foliage all summer.  Threadleaf type.  Deer resistant and great for butterflies.  Full sun. 

 

Coreopsis 'Star Cluster'  STAR CLUSTER TICKSEED

18-24in.  (Zone 5)   Creamy white flowers with a gold button center.  In cool weather, flowers have a deep purple eye.  Plants bloom all summer, but are sterile, so they won't spread seed.

 

Coreopsis  ‘Starlight’ PPAF  STARLIGHT TICKSEED 

8-12 in. (Zone 5)  Large white flowers with a burgundy eye, which expands during the season.  Excellet disease resistant foliage.  Blooms all summer long.

 

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Creme Brulee’ PPAF  CREME BRULEE TICKSEED

16-20 in.  Yellow flowers that are slightly darker and larger than Moonbeam and with an improved mildew resistance.

 

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’  MOONBEAM TICKSEED

18-24 in.  Soft muted-yellow flowers. *** Perennial plant of the year 1992! ***

 

Coreopsis verticillata 'Route 66'  ROUTE 66 TICKSEED

24-28 in.  (Zone 5)  Large 2 inch yellow flowers with a blood-red eye on threadleaf plant.  In fall, the red pigment bleeds out onto the petals, becoming the dominant color.

 

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’  ZAGREB TICKSEED

12-15 in.  Deep golden-yellow flowers.

 

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'  LUCIFER MONTBRETIA

3-4 ft.  (Zone 5)  Brilliant flame red blossoms stand in on arching stems.  Broad, sword-like foliage.  A beautiful addition to any garden, especially near white daisies or fences. 

 

Delosperma 'Fire Spinner' (R) FIRE SPINNER ICE PLANT

1-3 in. (Zone 5)  Blooms late spring to early summer, but will rebloom with nickel-sized apricot to bright orange blossoms with a ring of hot pink to magenta surrounding the white eye. It is a weed supressing ground cover which takes on bronze tones in winter, heat and drought tolerant and thrives in rock gardens, slopes, containers and landscapes. Is deer resistant.

 

Delosperma 'Lavender Ice' Psfave LAVENDER ICE PLANT

2-4 in. (Zone 4)  Blooms late spring to early summer, but will rebloom with nickel-sized cool lavender, pink-eyed flowers with a metallic shimmer. It is a weed supressing ground cover which takes on bronze tones in winter, heat and drought tolerant and thrives in rock gardens, slopes, containers and landscapes. Is deer resistant.

 

Delphinium elatum 'Dasante Blue' DASANTE BLUE DELPHINIUM

2.5-3 ft.  (Zone 3)  Prized for its shorter, strongly upright habit.  Large spikes of vibrant blue flowers are produced on sturdy stems.  Blooms late summer through early fall. 

 

Delphinium 'Purple Passion' PURPLE PASSION DELPHINIUM

4-5 ft.  (Zone 3)  A hardy hybrid type that produces dense clusters of intense purple flowers with a purple and white striped bee.  May not require staking.  Blooms early summer to early fall. 

 

Dianthus ‘SFC: Coral Reef’ PP19660  SCENT FIRST POT SERIES CORAL REEF DIANTHUS

9-12 in. (Zone 4)  A beautful double-flowered fragrant dianthus with coral blossoms, fringed with light pink to white edges.  Grey-blue foliage.  Deer resistant and attracts butterflies. 

 

Dianthus deltoides ‘Zing Rose’  ZING ROSE DIANTHUS

6-8 in. (Zone 4)  Spreading plant with rose-red blossoms that cover the whole plant all summer. One of the maiden pinks.

 

Dianthus 'Dragon Fruit'  DRAGON FRUIT DIANTHUS

8 in.  (Zone 4)   Fragrant, ruffled bright pink double flowers with magenta markings around the center and edge of the petals.

 

Dianthus ‘Frosty Fire’  FROSTY FIRE PINKS

6 in. (Zone 3)  Blue-green foliage topped with long lasting-brilliant red blooms.

 

Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’  FIREWITCH CHEDDER PINKS

7-8 in. (Zone 3)  Magenta-pink flowers appear in early summer and have a spicy clove scent.  Silvery-blue foliage forms a low mat.  Flowers often reappear in early fall.

 

Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Rubies’  TINY RUBIES DIANTHUS or HARDY CARNATION

4-5 in. (Zone 5)  Dense mat of deep green foliage.  Rose-pink flowers in May through June.  Excellent for bed plantings and borders.  One of the cheddar pinks.

 

Dicentra 'Fire Island' PP22488  FIRE ISLAND FERN-LEAVED BLEEDING HEART

12-15 in. (Zone 3)  A more vigorous and disease resistant selection, this variety produces magenta-red, heart-shaped flowers for months.  Frosty blue foliage.

 

Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' PPAF  BURNING HEARTS BLEEDING HEART

10-12 in.  (Zone 3)  Striking rose-red, heart-shaped flowers with a white edge  atop a compact mound of fern-leaf blue-gray foliage.  Does not go dormant if given adequate moisture.

 

Dicentra spectabilis  OLD FASHION BLEEDING HEART 

18-24 in. (Zone 4)  Spring-flowering species has rose-pink outer and white inner petals.  Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

 

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'  WHITE BLEEDING HEART

18-24 in. (Zone 4)  Spring-flowering species has white flowers.  Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

 

Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'  GOLD HEART BLEEDING HEART

18-24in.   (Zone 3)   Radiant yellow foliage, arching sprays of large pink and white heart-shaped flowers.

 

Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'  VALENTINE OLD FASHION BLEEDING HEART

24-30 in. (Zone 4) Spring flowering species has rose pink outer and white inner petals. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil and prefers shade to part sun. Attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant, and does well as cut flowers. The foliage is a bit darker than the original species and form a more uniform mound.

 

Dicentra formosa ‘Luxuriant’  EVERBLOOMING BLEEDING HEART

12-18 in. (Zone 5)  Everblooming plant with soft red to pink flowers.  Absolutely hardy. Plant in moist, well-drained soil with part sun.

 

Dictamnus albus 'Purpureus' PPAF  GAS PLANT

24-36 in.  (Zone 3)  Strong-stemmed plant carries light pink flowers for many weeks.  Forms a bushy clump of dark green, pinnate, leathery, aromatic leaves.  Performs great in clay soils.  Long-lived, deer resistant, and great for butterflies. 

 

Digitalis 'Polkadot Princess' POLKADOT PRINCESS FOXGLOVE

30-36 in.  (Zone 4)  Bright pink, sterile flowers in this collection allow it to bloom from early summer to early fall, not once per year as with classic foxglove. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts hummingbirds.

 

Echinacea ‘Varieties’ / Coneflowers

(Zone 4)  This genus has large, brightly colored, daisy-like flowers.  Their eye-catching blooms and ease to grow have made them very popular.  Extended summer  bloomer.  Plant in well-drained soil in full sun for best results

Echinacea ‘Aloha’ PP23525   ALOHA PRAIRIE PILLARS™

32 in.  Yellow flowers with an orange cone center.

Echinacea ‘CLEOPATRA’ PPAF   CLEOPATRA  CONEFLOWER

16-18 in.  Compact clump of vibrant golden yellow flowers, 3-3 ½” across,  with an orange cone center, and deep green foliage.

 

Echinacea ‘Evan Saul’ PP17659   SUNDOWN™ CONEFLOWER

24-30 in. Reddish-orange flowers with overlapping petals.  Big Sky Series.

 

Echinacea 'Flame Thrower' FLAME THROWER CONEFLOWER

40in. (Zone 4)   Large two-toned red-orange-gold flowers with a copper cone.  Sturdy stems.  Blooms earlier than most coneflowers.

 

Echinacea 'Glowing Dream' PP24329 DREAM SERIES  GLOWING DREAM CONEFLOWER

20-24in. (Zone 3)  GLowing watermelon to coral flowers are produced in abundance on a compact plant.  A Terra Nova Nursery introduction. 

 

Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’ PPAF   HOT PAPAYA CONEFLOWER

30-36 in.  Rich orange ray petals with double reddish-range pompom.  Pompom has a papaya-colored halo in the center.  Sturdy stems.

 

Echinacea ‘JULIA’ PPAF   JULIA CONEFLOWER 

16-18 in. Compact clump of vibrant tangerine orange flowers, 4” across,  with a deep copper cone center, and deep green foliage.

 

Echinacea 'Marmalade' PP1650210  CONE-FECTIONS CONEFLOWER

24 in.  (Zone 4)  Double orange blooms appear in mid-summer and last into mid fall.  Deep green foliage.  Excellent for full sun or partial shade applications.

 

Echinacea ‘Matthew Saul’ PP17652   HARVEST MOON™ CONEFLOWER

24-30 in.  Fragrant golden flowers with a golden-orange central cone.  Big Sky Series.

 

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™ PP18546  PIXIE MEADOWBRITE CONEFLOWER 

18-20 in.  Compact, knee-high coneflower that produces dwarf, vibrant pink flowers.

 

Echinacea ‘Purple Emperor’ PPAF   PURPLE EMPEROR CONEFLOWER

15-18 in.  Magenta purple blossoms with a deep magenta center, the petals turn a bit lighter pink with age but the center remains dark. Butterfly Series

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘Butterfly Kisses’ PPAF   BUTTERFLY KISSES CONEFLOWER

18-24 in.  Short, compact habit and strong, well-branched stems.  Three inch pink double pompom flowers.

 

Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'  DOUBLEDECKER PURPLE CONEFLOWER

40 in. (Zone 3)  Beautiful new variety that produces an extra layer of short petals that emerge from the top of the cone.

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘Fatal Attraction’ PPAF  FATAL ATTRACTION CONEFLOWER

26 in.  Vivid purple-pink flowers atop dark stems.  Outstanding hybrid.

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’ PPAF  GREEN JEWEL CONEFLOWER

20-24 in.  Light green petals, large green cone, fragrant.

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘Meringue’ PPAF  WHITE DOUBLE CONEFLOWER

30-36 in. White to lime green petals with double white pompom.  Pompom has a yellowish center.  Sturdy stems.

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘Pink Double Delight’ PP18803  PINK DOUBLE DELIGHT CONEFLOWER

18-24 in.  Short, compact habit and strong, well-branched stems.  True pink 3 inch pompom flowers age to lavender-pink

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘PowWow WHITE’  POWWOW WHITE CONEFLOWER

18-24 in. Prolific pure white flowers with golden yellow centers and reflexed petals.

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘PowWow WILDBERRY’  POWWOW WILDBERRY CONEFLOWER

1-2 ft. Rose colored flowers with dark rose centers.

 

Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor'  PRAIRIE SPLENDOR CONEFLOWER

18-24 in. (Zone 4)  Blooms 2 weeks earlier and out blooms most coneflower. Flowers are 4-6 in. lavender pink. Compact sturdy plant.

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Star’  RUBY STAR CONEFLOWER

36 in.  Carmine red petals on a vigorous grower.  Long-lasting cut flower.

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’   WHITE SWAN CONEFLOWER

2-3 ft.  Large white daisy flowers with brown centers appear in June through August.

 

Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’ PP22133   SOLAR FLARE CONEFLOWER

24-36 in.  Very large fragrant magenta-red flowers.  Petals are horizontal rather than drooping.  Sturdy, near-black stems.

 

Echinacea ‘Sunrise’ PP16235   SUNRISE CONEFLOWER

30-36 in.  Citron yellow petals with a central cone that starts out green and matures to gold. Color is very much like Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’.   Vigorous grower with rose- scented flowers. Big Sky Series.

 

 

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'  BLUE GLOW GLOBE THISTLE

3-4 ft.  (Zone 3)  An easy care perennail that produces unique 1.5 in. spheres of intense blue flowers on tall stems.  Silver-green foliage.  Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, and great for cut flowers.  

 

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'  LILAFEE BARRENWORT

8-12 in.  (Zone 4)  Purple flowers in spring. Foliage starts off red in spring and turns green in summer then back to red in fall. Deer and rabbit resistant. Grows in full sun to part shade.

 

Eryngiuim planum 'Blue Glitter'  BLUE GLITTER SEA HOLLY

6-8 in. (Zone 5-8)  Hundreds of small shimmering blue blossoms on silvery blue stems.  Blue-green, non-spiny leaves.  Good for fresh and dried cut flowers.

 

 

Eupatorium dubiam 'Baby Joe' PP20320  BABY JOE PYE WEED

2-3 ft. (Zone 4)  Dwarf more compact version of 'Little Joe'.  Large domed panicles of mauve-purple flowers on purple-red stems. Plant is same as native but a third its size making it great for fitting in your landscape. Flowers are good for cutting attract many butterflies. The plant does well in pots and is rabbit and deer resistant.

 

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' LITTLE JOE JOE-PYE WEED

3-4 ft.  (Zone 3)  Compact version has large domed panicles of mauve-purple flowers on dark purple-red stems.

 

Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'  JAPANESE JOE PYE WEED

30 in.  (Zone 4)  Green foliage with yellow edges.  Sun or partial shade applications with deep pink flowers.

 

Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Gateway'  GATEWAY JOE PYE WEED

30 in.  (Zone 4)  Huge bright mauve-pink flowers atop deep red wine stems on this popular native cultivar.  Blooms July to September.  Butterflies cannot resist!  Excellent disease resistance.  

 

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' ASCOT RAINBOW CUSHION SPURGE

20in.   (Zone 5)   Green and yellow variegated foliage takes on pink and orange tones in cool weather.  Large clusters of variegated brachts in spring.

 

Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire' PPAF  BONFIRE CUSHION SPURGE

18 in. (Zone 5-9)  Deep purple, red and orange leaves with a touch of chartreuse.  Sufphur yellow bracts in spring.  Forms a rounded mound.

 

Ferns

We try to keep a selection of hardy ferns throughout the landscape season.  Most ferns require moist organic-rich soil in shade to part shade, although some will tolerate other extremes.  Ferns can be invaluable in the landscape for a natural feeling.

 

Adiantum pedatum  NORTHER MAIDENHAIR FERN

12-24 in. (Zone 2) 

 

Athyrium 'Ghost'  GHOST FERN

2-3 ft. (Zone 3)  Frosted apple fronds with a ghostly white appearance in shade.  Dark purple stems boast broad fronds on this upright cultivar.  Taller than most Athyriums.  A hybrid of 'Pictum' and A. felix-femina.  Grows well in part-shade to full-shade.

 

Athyrium 'Godzilla'  GIANT JAPANESE PAINTED FERN

3 ft. (Zone 3)  Clumps of silvery fronds with green highlights and dark purple stems.  Similar to 'Pictum', but much larger.  Makes a larger impact in the shade garden.  Grows well in part-shade to full-shade. 

 

Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red'  LADY IN RED FERN

18-30 in. (Zone 3)  A variety of our native Lady fern with red stems and lime-green foliage.  A great addition for perennial borders or the woodland garden.  Low maintenance, hardy, and tolerates moist soil. 

 

Athyrium felix-feminina  LADY FERN

1-2 ft. (Zone 3)  A strong grower with an erect growth habit.  Beautiful feathery green foliage with a green or red rachis.  Prefers moist, well-drained soil in part shade, but tolerates sun if well-mulched. 

 

Athyrium felix-feminina 'Vicotriae'  VICTORIAE LADY FERN

18-24 in. (Zone 4)  One of the most interesting ferns, 'Victoriae' has pinnae that criss-cross one another, forming a series of x's on the frond.  Adds attention and interest to any woodland garden.  Grows well in part-shade to full-shade.  Discovered in Scotland in 1861. 

 

Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’  JAPANESE PAINTED FERN

8-20 in. (Zone 4)  A unique fern with a compact to short creeping habit.  Foliage is green and silvery-gray with a burgundy rachis.  Best color in light shade.  Full sun washes out color.  This little beauty will remain full all summer in moist, well-drained soil.  *** Perennial Plant of the Year for 2004! ***

 

Dryopteris carthusianna  TOOTHED WOOD FERN

1-3 ft. (Zone 2)  This native fern has light to medium green foliage.  Habit is erect and sturdy.  Plant in moist, organic-rich soil in shade to part-shade.  Also known as Dryopteris spinulosa.

 

Dryopteris marginalis  LEATHER WOOD FERN

12-30 in. (Zone 2)  Native fern with leathery, bluish-green, evergreen foliage.  Habit is erect and sturdy.  Plant in moist, well-drained, organic-rich soil in shade to part-shade.

 

Matteuccia struthiopteris (Formerly M. pennsylvanica) OSTRICH FERN

2-6 ft. (Zone 2)  Also known as Matteuccia struthiopteris, this fern has medium green plume-like fronds.  Fertile fronds are shorter and will become woody and brown in fall.  Spores are released in winter or early spring.  Habit is erect to short spreading.  Likes part shade, but will tolerate sun if soil is moist.  This native fern will grow in wet soil if planted high.

 

Osmunda cinnamomea  CINNAMON FERN

2-5 ft. (Zone 2)  Bright cinnamon-colored fertile fronds in spring with bright green infertile fronds that remain all season.  Habit is compact to short spreading.  This robust native fern tolerates sun and wet soil, but grows best in part shade.

 

Osmunda regalis  ROYAL FERN

2-5 ft. (Zone 2)  A very beautiful fern with green fronds that resemble the leaves on Honeylocust.  Habit is compact with upright arching fronds.  One of the best ferns for tolerating sun and wet soil.  Excellent when planted near water.

 

Polystichum acrostichoides  CHRISTMAS FERN

1-2 ft. (Zone 3)  A very common native fern with upright, arching dark green fronds.  Habit is compact to slow spreading.  Leathery foliage is evergreen with new fronds emerging each spring.  Plant prefers shade to part shade in moist organic-rich soil, but is one of the best for dry rocky sites.  Do not plant in wet soils.

 

 

 Perennials continued…

Gailardia aristata 'Goblin'  GOBLIN BLANKET FLOWER

12 in. (Zone 5)  Beautiful red daisy-like flowers with a fringy yellow edge.  Deadheading promotes continued summer blooms.  Use in mass or as a border plant in full to part sun.  Likes well-drained soil, but will tolerate dryness when established.

 

Gailardia aristata 'Arizona Apricot'  ARIZONA APRICOT BLANKET FLOWER

18-24 in. (Zone 5) Beautiful large 3" daisy-like flowers with orange apricot center fading to yellow tips. Deadheading promotes continued summer blooms. Use in mass or as a border plant in full to part sun. Plant in well-drained soil, will tolerate dryness when established. This native cultivar is deer and rabbit resistant

 

Gailardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades'  ARIZONA RED SHADES BLANKET FLOWER

10-12 in.  (Zone 5)  Masses of large crimson flowers over a very long period.  Some have slightly yellow tips.  More compact than G. Burgundy.

 

Gailardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'  ARIZONA SUN BLANKET FLOWER

10-12 in.  (Zone 4)  Large single mahogany-red flowers with bright yellow edges.  Long bloom season, especially when dead-headed.

 

Galium odorata   (Formerly Asperula ordata)  SWEET WOODRUFF

6-9 in. (Zone 3) A spreading groundcover with fresh green whorled leaves and fragrant white flowers in May.  Plant is typically evergreen, with new growth starting early in spring.  Prefers part-shade to shade in well-drained soil.

 

Geranium 'Perfect Storm'  PERFECT STORM CRANESBILL


12 in. (Zone 5)  A "storm" of small, magenta-pink blossoms are abundantly produced among dissected foliage.  Blooms late-spring through mid-summer.  Deer and rabbit resistant.

 

Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter'  DARK REITER CRANESBILL

8-10 in. (Zone 5)  Compact mound of finely-cut plum-purple foliage.  Clusters of lilac-blue flowers.

 

Geranium ‘Rozanne’ PP12175  ROZANNE CRANESBILL

18-20 in. (Zone 5)  Beautiful large free-flowering plant.  Violet-blue flowers from mid-June to October.  The foliage is dark green and turns red in fall.

 

Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’  MAX FREI CRANESBILL

10-15 in. (Zone 5)  Very attractive, finely dissected leaves produces deep magenta pink flowers throughout the season.  Very easy and dependable landscape plant.  Sun to part-shade. 

 

Geum 'Double Bloody Mary'  DOUBLE BLOODY MARY AVENS

30 in. (Zone 4)  Clumps of evergreen, dissected and finely pubescent foliage offers great interest in the garden - blooms are a bonus!  The plant is covered with bloody red double petals, and blooms from late spring to late summer with dead-heading.  Full sun to part shade. 

 

Geum 'Tim's Tangerine' PP22041  TOTALLY TANGERINE GEUM

30 in. (Zone 4)  Rapid growing, prolific sterile bright apricot to tangerine orange flowers with deep green, fuzzy foilage forming a compact mound measuring about 14" tall. In full bloom it is one of the largest Geum's available at 30" tall, from late spring to mid-summer. Deer and pest resistant, attracts butterflies.

 

 

Gypsophila paniculata 'Festival Star' 'Danfestar' PP14818  FESTIVAL STAR BABY'S BREATH

12-18 in. (Zone 3) A long blooming cultivar, flowering for several months beginning in late Spring.  Blossoms with dense sprays of pure white flowers covering grey-green foliate.  A more compact variety.  Grows well in sun or light shade. Deer resistant and attracts butterflies.

 

Gypsophila paniculata 'Dangyp39' PP17485  MY PINK BABY'S BREATH

36 in. (Zone 3) True light pink flowers that you can even tell are pink from a distance. Good for cut flowers and great for home garden covering up old bulb foliage from the spring. Grows well in sun or light shade. Deer resistant and attracts butterflies. 

 

Helenium autumnale Mariachi 'Fuego'  FUEGO SNEEZEWEED

18-20 in. (Zone 3)  Native perennial sneezeweed for late season color. Swirling colors of orange and red on a yellow flower.  Blooms June to September.  Full sun.  A more compact selection. 

 

Helenium 'Double Trouble' PP18206  DOUBLE TROUBLE SNEEZEWEED

30 in. (Zone 3) One of the best native perennials for late season color. Double bright yellow flowers that are sterile making even a longer bloom time.  Its tall stems are  great for cutting and butterflies love the flower. Blooming for several months this plant is a must for everyone's garden.

 

Helenium 'Mardi Gras'  MARDI GRAS SNEEZEWEED

36-40 in. (Zone 4)  Produces an abundant amount of yellow petals splashed with orange-red with mounded center cones.  The tie-dyed flowers are 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter.  Long blooming, from late June to early August.  Upright clumps with sturdy stems.  Winner of Calgary Horitcultural Society's 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year award.  A natural rabbit repellant. 

 

Helenium 'Red Jewel'  RED JEWEL HELENIUM

30-36 in. (Zone 4)  Native perennial sneezeweed for late season color. Tight clusters of small dusky red flowers with yellow tips.  Color fast through materity.  Good cut flower.

 

Heliopsis 'Ballerina'  BALLERINA FALSE SUNFLOWER

3 ft. (Zone 3)  Showy semi-double 2-3 inch golden yellow flowers with strong stems.  Bushy, well-rounded form.  Glossy, deep green triangular leaves.

 

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun'  SUMMER SUN FALSE SUNFLOWER

36 in. (Zone 3)  Semi-double 3-inch wide bright gold flowers are produced on a very easy, care-free plant.  Perfect for cut flowers as they have a long vase life.  Heat tolerant. 

 

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Sunburst'  SUNBURST FALSE SUNFLOWER

30 in. (Zone 4)  White and green varigated foliage and large, golden yellow flowers.

 

Helleborus orientalis ‘Royal Heritage’™ ROYAL HERITAGE™ LENTEN ROSE

18 in. (Zone 5)  Blooms in early spring with 2 inch flowers.  Mixed colors of white, red, purple and yellow.

 

Helleborus 'Winter Thrillers' WINTER THRILLERS MIXED LENTEN ROSE

20 in.  (Zone 4)  Very color mix of flowers appear in early spring.

Hemerocallis ‘Varieties’ / DAYLILLY  (DIPLOIDES)

One of the most popular and best known perennials. Grows practically anywhere and requires no maintenance.  Green grass-like foliage remains nice all season and is great for texture in the landscape.  Flowers are available in many colors and sizes.  There’s a spot for Daylilies in every landscape

 

Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Red’

36 in.  Beautiful red.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Frans Hals’

28 in.  Bright rust and orange bIcolor with creamy midribs on petals.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’

36 in.  Fragrant yellow.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Varieties’ / DAYLILLY (TETRAPLOIDES)

Double chromosome varieties produce huskier plants, brighter colors and more profuse blooming.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Blackthorne’

36 in. Light creamy yellow blossoms with a hint of peach display a prominent wine purple eye.  Chartreuse throat with ruffled petals.  Rebloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Bold Tiger’

24 in. Bright orange flowers with a red eye and green throat.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Bright Sunset’

36 in. Blended shades of gold and orange.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Cedar Waxwing’

30 in.  Rose pink flowers.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’

30 in.  Scarlet-red flowers with yellow-green throat.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Daring Deception’

24 in.  Cream pink petals and prominent purple eye and green throat.  Broad petals with dark purple ruffled edges.  Rebloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepard’

28 in.  Cream-white flowers. Re-bloomer.  Same as H. 'Arctic Snow'.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Just Plum Happy’ PP14841

20 in.  Pastel pink with plum eye and ruffle edge.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Lady Lucille’

30 in.  Large single orange flowers.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Mary Todd’

26 in.  Rebloomer with ruffled yellow flowers.

 

 

Hemerocallis ‘Prairie Wildfire’

25 in. Velvet-red flowers with green throat.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Woodside Romance’

25 in. Pastel lavender-pink flowers with green throat.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Varieties’ / DAYLILLY (PIXIES)

These miniature varieties of Daylily are ever-blooming or re-blooming

 

Hemerocallis ‘Black Eyed Stella’ PP7909

20 in.  Everblooming yellow with dark red eye.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Eenie Weenie’

8 in. Ruffled yellow flowers. Re-bloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’

15-18” Lemon yellow fragrant rebloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Little Grapette’

12 in. Grape purple flowers with a green throat. Re-bloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Little Wine Cup’

12 in.  Burgundy wine with chartreuse throat.  Re-bloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’

20 in. Cranberry-red with a chartreuse throat.  Blooms from mid July to frost.  Fragrant rebloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Purple d’Oro’

15-20 in.  Everblooming dwarf with lavender-purple flowers.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ PP9779

14 in.  Everblooming rose-pink.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Stella d’Oro’

20 in.  Everblooming dwarf yellow.

 

Hemerocallis 'Stephanie Returns' PP18538 STEPHANIE RETURNS DAYLILY

16-18 in  (Zones 3) Peachy pink shades with ruffled petals, purple eye and yellow throat. Dormant diploid. Blooms early to late summer, reblooms. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, rabbit resistant. Happy Ever Appster(R) Series.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Strawberry Candy’

16 in. Strawberry pink with red eye and golden throat. Re-bloomer.

 

Hemerocallis ‘Whimsical’

16 in. Features bold plum purple trumpet-shaped flowers with chartreuse throats at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer.

 

 

Heuchera ‘Varieties’ / CORAL BELLS

Airy clusters of tiny bell-shaped flowers in June and July.  Attractive basal foliage clumps are evergreen.  Best in well-drained soils in rich organic matter

 

Heuchera americana ‘Purple Palace’  PURPLE PALACE CORAL BELLS

18 in.  Mahogany-red foliage with white flowers. *** Perennial plant of the year 1991! ***

 

Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’  AMETHYST MYST CORAL BELLS

9 in.  Silver misting on purple foliage.

 

Heuchera 'Bella Notte' PPAF BELLA NOTTE CORAL BELLS

9 in.  (Zone 4)  Blooms start as wands of deep rose pink buds opening to lighter pink flowers above a mound of lightly silvered, dark purple foilage, all season, late spring to early fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer resistant.  Villosa hybrid.

 

Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' PP21871   BERRY SMOOTHIE CORAL BELLS

18 in. (Zone 4)  Foliage transfroms throughout the season, starting bright rose pink in spring, and darkening to purplish rose in summer.  Forms a large, boldly colored mount of foliage.  White flowers.  A Terra Nova introduction.

 

Heuchera DOLCE 'Blackberry Ice' PPAF  BLACKBERRY ICE CORAL BELLS

10-12 in. (Zone 4)  A robust growing clump of irridescent purple leaves with black veining.  Foliage develops a pewter layer as summer progresses.  White flowers on red scapes. 

 

Heuchera 'Caramel' CARAMEL CORAL BELLS

(Zone 4)  Mounding, lobed honey-apricot leaves that deepen in color with warm weather.  Pink flowers in June and July.

 

Heuchera ‘Christa’ PP20764  CHRISTA CORAL BELLS

8-10 in.  Rose-purple with a peach underlay which becomes dominant as the leaves mature, light pink flowers in midsummer. Villosa hybrid

 

Heuchera 'Circus' PPAF CIRCUS CORAL BELLS

12-16 in. (Zone 4)  Greenish-yellow leaves in summer add pink colors in the fall with deep red flowers.  Very colorful garden addition!

 

Heuchera ‘Citronelle’  CITRONELLE CORAL BELLS

12 in.  Compact mound of citron-yellow leaves with silvered undersides.  Cream flowers.

 

Heuchera 'Fire Alarm' PP24525  FIRE ALARM CORAL BELLS

9 in. (Zone 4)  One of the best red-leaved varieties to date, this selection produces fiery red foliage in spring, transforming to mahogany red in summer.  Vigorous grower.  Dark red scapes carry pink flowers. 

 

Heuchera 'Frosted Violet' PP15085  FROSTED VIOLET CORAL BELLS

20 in. (Zone 4)  A larger vigorous grower which starts off maroon-purple, then matures to plum purple. Fine hairs cover the leaves giving them a frosted look. Pink flower add even more color to this great grower.

 

Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’  GEORGIA PEACH CORAL BELLS

14 in.  Mound of glowing peach-colored leaves with a light silver overlay.  Creamy white flowers.

 

Heuchera 'Hollywood'  HOLLYWOOD CORAL BELLS

8 in.  (Zone 4)  Dense spikes of coral-red flowers over white-veiled ruffled purple leaves.

 

Heuchera 'Lava Lamp' PPAF  LAVA LAMP CORAL BELLS

16 in.  (Zone 4)  Masses of large, rounded, coppery purple leaves which are bright copper orange in spring.  Purple flower stems prodcue cream flowers in early summer.  A very beautiful plant and performer in the landscape. 

 

Heuchera 'Marmalade' PP15945  MARMALADE CORAL BELLS

10 in.  (Zone 4)  Strong shiny leaves in shades of peach and honey with bright purple undersides.  Red buds open to white flowers.

 

Heuchera 'Melting Fire'  MELTING FIRE CORAL BELLS

10-18 in.  (Zone 4)  Leaves start off red in spring then mature to to maroon with heavy ruffled edge.

 

Heuchera 'Midnight Rose' PP18551  MIDNIGHT ROSE CORAL BELLS

10 in.  (Zone 4)  Burnished black leaves with hot pink spots that lighten to cream and pink in summer.  White flowers on 18 inch stems.  Deer-resistant.

 

Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’ PP17195  PEACH FLAMBE CORAL BELLS

7 in.  Large, glowing peach foliage infused with red, turns plum-purple in winter.  White flowers.

 

Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’  SILVER SCROLLS CORAL BELLS

8 in.  White flowers above a mound of burgundy leaves that mature silver with dark purple veins.

 

Heuchera ‘Stormy Seas’  STORMY SEAS CORAL BELLS

16 in.  Ruffled, glossy leaves that are maroon with bright purple undersides.  Cream-colored flowers on 36 in. stalks.

 

Heucherella 'Gold Zebra' PP22104  GOLD ZEBRA FOAMY BELLS

10 in. (Zone 4) This two-tone hybrid genus cross of Heuchera and Tiarella has shocking yellow leaves with a heavy smattering of bright red eminating from the center, small white flowers appear in late spring.

 

Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse' PP23647  SOLAR ECLIPSE FOAMY BELLS

10 in. (Zone 4)  This hybrid genus cross betweed Heuchera and Tiarells boasts rounded, scalloped leaves nearly all dark maroon with a brilliant lime green edge, white flowers appear late spring.

 

Heucherella 'Sweet Tea' PP21296  SWEET TEA FOAMY BELLS

20 in. (Zone 4)  This hybrid genus cross betweed Heuchera and Tiarella boasts scalloped leaves of a unique shades of orange. Spring begins with apricot orange with a burgundy center blotch which darkens as weather warms and white flowers appear late spring. Coppery orange, russet, and cinnamon tones dominate in summer. This villosa species is more heat and drought tolerant.

 

Hibiscus ‘Fireball’  FIREBALL HARDY HIBISCUS

4 ft. (Zone 4-9)  Gigantic (up to 12inches) flame-red flowers with overlapping petals.  Green leaves are flushed with purple.  Robust, shrub-like plant.

 

Hibiscus 'Heartthrob' PPAF  HEARTTHROB ROSE MALLOW

4 ft.  (Zones 4)  Near black, glossy, pointy buds open to deep red blossoms with a blackish red center and veining, 8-10" wide, mid to late summer.

 

Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’ PP10793   KOPPER KING HARDY HIBISCUS

3-4 ft. (Zone 4)  Flowers with slightly ruffled, overlapping petals are up to 12 inches wide. They are white with a red eye that bleeds out through the veins.  Maple-like coppery-red foliage.

 

Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' PPAF  MIDNIGHT MARVEL ROSE MALLOW

4 ft.  (Zones 4)  Deepest, dark purple foilage if grown in full sun, with glossy, black-red buds which open to 8-9in. deep scarlet red flowers. The habit is relatively compact and since this is an indeterminate bloomer (buds at several nodes up the stems) it blooms for an extended period from midsummer into early fall.

 

Hibiscus 'Tie Dye' PP24078  TIE DYE ROSE MALLOW

4-5 ft.  (Zones 4)  Very showy ruffled bright pink blooms with a cherry red center. Blooms continuously from mid-summer to early fall.  Flowers are 8-10 inches.

 

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Pink Swirl'  LUNA PINK SWIRL ROSE MALLOW

2-3 ft. (Zone 5)  White flower with pink "swirl" give this flower a "pin-wheel" appearance.

 

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Pink Elephant’  PINK ELEPHANT HARDY HIBISCUS

5 ft.  (Zone 5)  Pink flowers with overlapping petals and a deep red eye. Up to one foot wide.

 

Hosta / Plantain Lily

One of the most popular perennial plants, there’s a home for a Hosta in almost any landscape.  These plants are used mostly for their foliage, and are available in many different colors and variegations.  Trumpet-shaped flowers appear on stalks in summer, usually in colors of white or lavender, and are attracting to hummingbirds.  Hostas will grow almost anywhere but prefer moist, rich, well-drained soil in partial shade.

 

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'  DRINKING GOURD HOSTA

12 in.  (Zone 3)  Heavy, blue-green leaves formed into cups.  White flowers appear in early summer.

 

Hosta Shadowland 'Autumn Frost' PP23224  AUTUMN FROST HOSTA

15 in.  (Zone 3)  A sport of 'First Frost', the leaves of 'Autumn Frost' emerge frosty blue-green with wide, brilliant yellow margins in spring, turning white in summer.  Light lavender flowers.

 

Hosta 'Blue Ivory' PP19623  BLUE IVORY HOSTA

15 in.  (Zone 3)  Low, spreading blue hosta with white margins.

 

Hosta 'Empress Wu'  PP20774  EMPRESS WU HOSTA

3-4ft.   (Zone 4)   Huge, thick, dark-green leaves with deep veining.  Forms a massive clump.  Pale reddish-violet flowers.

 

Hosta ‘First Frost’   FIRST FROST HOSTA

16 in.   (Zone 3)   Sport of H. Halcyon, with blue leaves having creamy yellow margins that age to white in the shade.  Light lavender flowers.

 

Hosta fortunei ‘Antioch’  ANTIOCH HOSTA

18-24 in. (Zone 3)  Glossy green foliage with a wide creamy edge. Prefers a moist and shady location and has lavender flowers. American Hosta Society award winner.

 

Hosta fortunei ‘Francee’  FRANCEE HOSTA

18-24 in. (Zone 3)  Popular plant with forest green heart-shaped leaves with white edging.  Lavender flowers on 24 inch stalks.  American Hosta Society Eunice Fisher Award.

 

Hosta fortunei ‘Gold Standard’  GOLD STANDARD HOSTA

15-24 in. (Zone 3)  Greenish-yellow leaves with a dark green margin.  Pale lavender flowers up to 18 inches high.  Will tolerate substantial sunlight, and displays best color when mature.  A.H.S. Eunice Fisher Award and Minnesota Gold Award.

 

Hosta fortunei ‘Patriot’  PATRIOT HOSTA

24-30 in. (Zone 3)  A sport from Francee with the same dark green leaves, but with a wider white margin that is very striking. “Hosta of the year for 1997”

 

Hosta 'Guacamole'  GUACAMOLE HOSTA

24 in.  (Zone 5)  Yellow-gold leaf with dark green margin.  Fragrant white flowers.

 

Hosta ‘Halcyon’  HALCYON HOSTA

(Zone 3)  Bold foliage in a variety of colors and textures.  Hostas will grow almost anywhere, but prefer moist, rich soils in partial shade. - 12-24 in.  Spear-shaped, thick blue leaf that is heavily ribbed.  Violet flower. Good grower.

 

Hosta nigrescens ‘Krossa Regal’  KROSSA REGAL HOSTA

24-36 in. (Zone 3)  Vase-shaped plant with long, frosty-blue leaves that mature to medium green in summer.  Tall stalks of lavender flowers in summer. American Hosta Society Eunice Fisher Award. 

 

Hosta 'Paul's Glory'  PAUL'S GLORY HOSTA

25 in.  (Zone 4)  Variegated foliage with deep green margins and creamy yellow centers that turn white in summer.  Flowers are lavender.

 

Hosta plantaginea x ‘Royal Standard’  ROYAL STANDARD HOSTA

24-30 in. (Zone 3) Glossy-green, spreading oval leaves. Fragrant pure white flowers in summer. Tolerates sun, but prefers part shade. 

 

Hosta 'Prairie Sky' PP17309   PRAIRIE SKY HOSTA

14in.  (Zone 4)   One of the bluest hosta's available.  Retains its color the whole season, forming a tight clump of powdery blue leaves of thick substance.  Pale lavender flowers. 

 

Hosta 'Sagae'  SAGAE HOSTA

30in.  (Zone 4)   Upright-growing variety with large blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins.  Flowers are pale lavender.

 

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Bressingham Blue’  BRESSINGHAM BLUE HOSTA

18-24 in. (Zone 3)  Deep blue foliage is ribbed and cupped. Complemented beautifully by white flowers on short stalks that barely clear the leaves.  Plant in shade for best color.  Very similar to H. sieboldiana ‘Elegans’.

 

Hosta seiboldiana ‘Elegans’  ELEGANS BLUE HOSTA

24-36 in. (Zone 3)   Big, heavily-textured blue-gray leaves that become distinctly corrugated at maturity. White flowers in June to July.  Popular plant that is the standard for other blue Hostas.  Also known as Big Blue Hosta. 

 

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’  FRANCES WILLIAMS HOSTA

20-32 in. (Zone 3)  Heavily-textured blue-green leaves with broad, golden-yellow edges and white flowers.  Found as a mutation from H. sieboldiana ‘Elegans’.  A.H.S. Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award.

 

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Great Expectations’  GREAT EXPECTATIONS HOSTA

22-24 in. (Zone 3)  Wide, irregular margins of blue and green with a creamy white center. White flower in summer.  Slow-growing with a mounding habit.  May be the finest sport ever taken from H. sieboldiana ‘Elegans’.

 

Hosta 'Sum & Substance'  SUM & SUBSTANCE HOSTA

30-36 in. (Zone 3) Immense, heavily-textured yellow to chartreuse leaves that are pest resistant.  White flowers on 50 inch stalks in August.  Large Hosta Award Winner,  may be the largest Hosta available.  Best color in part sun.

 

Hosta ‘Sun Power’  SUN POWER HOSTA

24 in. (Zone 3) Heart-shaped golden leaves with a wavy edge.  Light lavender flowers and a vase-shaped growth habit.  Very sun-tolerant.

 

Hosta undulata ‘Mediovariegata’   VARIEGATED HOSTA

12-24 in. (Zone 3) Wavy leaves have white centers and green margins.  Lilac colored flowers appear in summer.  Same as Hosta undulata ‘Variegated’.

 

 

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' CHAMELEON HOUTTUYNIA

6-12 in. (Zone 4)  A fast growing groundcover with red and yellow variegated heart-shaped green leaves.  Plants have a citrus fragrance when crushed.  Can spread readily via underground rhizomes.  Great for window boxes, containers, or to cover areas that need interest!  White flowers from early summer to fall. 

 

Hypericum calcynum   AARONSBEARD ST. JOHNSWORT

8-10 in. (Zone 5)  Blooms from July through September with 2” yellow flowers.  Foliage is semi-evergreen in protected locations or with adequate snow coverage.  Does well in most any location.

 

Iberis sempervirens  PERENNIAL CANDYTUFT

8-10 in. (Zone 5)  Dwarf evergreen plant with a mounding growth habit.  Plants are completely covered with lace-like white flowers in May.  Very useful as a ground cover or in rock gardens and borders.  Best in sun, will tolerate some shade.

 

 Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'  SNOWFLAKE PERENNIAL CANDYTUFT


8 in. (Zone 5)   Dwarf evergreen plant with a mounding growth habit with stout leaves and consistent height.  Plants are completely covered with lace-like pure white flowers in May.  Very useful as a ground cover or in rock gardens and borders.  Best in sun, will tolerate some shade.

 

Iris ‘Coal Seams’  COAL SEAMS TALL-BEARDED IRIS

41 in. (Zone 4)  Thick, velvety, ruffled petals are dark with a purplish-black hue. 

 

Iris ensata ‘Variegata’  VARIEGATED JAPANESE IRIS

30 in. (Zone 4)  Green and cream variegated foliage topped with purple-blue flowers in June-July.

 

Iris germanica 'Autumn Circus'  AUTUMN CIRCUS GERMAN IRIS

34 in. (Zone 4)  White with blue violet on the edge and unique veining on flower. Dependable fall rebloomer.

 

Iris germanica 'Again and Again'  AGAIN AND AGAIN GERMAN IRIS

28 in.  (Zone 3)  Custard-yellow flowers appear in mid to late spring and have a sweet fragrance.  Re-bloomer.

 

 

Iris germanica 'Badlands'  BADLANDS GERMAN IRIS

36 in.  (Zone 3)  In mid to late spring very dark purple, heavily ruffled flowers appear.

 

Iris germanica 'Beverly Sills'  BEVERLY SILLS GERMAN IRIS

35 in.  (Zone 3)  Coral-pink flowers with lacy edges.  Heavy bloomer.

 

Iris germanica 'Feed Back'  FEED BACK GERMAN IRIS

20-36 in. (Zone 3)  Flowers are blue-violet, blooming in spring over green sword-like leaves.  Spike foliage adds season long texture to the landscape.  Plant in full to part-sun.  Also, known as Bearded Iris.

 

Iris germanica 'Immortality'  IMMORTALITY GERMAN IRIS

29 in. (Zone 3)  White flowers bloom in the spring and fall.  Green sword-like foliage adds season long texture to the landscape.  Plant in full to part-sun.  Also, known as Bearded Iris.  Rebloomer.

 

Iris palida ‘Albo Variegata’  WHITE VARIEGATED IRIS

24-30 in. (Zone 4)  Variegated foliage of green and creamy-white stripes with lavender-blue flowers in summer.

 

Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’  CAESAR’S BROTHER SIBERIAN IRIS

30 in. (Zone 3)  Light purple beardless flowers appear in mid-spring.  Slender green leaves are upright and arching, providing texture to the landscape and to ock gardens.  Well-adapted to wetness.  Prefers full sun to partial shade.

 

Iris sibirica ‘Ruffled Velvet’  RUFFLED VELVETSIBERIAN IRIS

24 in. (Zone 3)  Violet, beardless flowers appear in mid-spring.  Slender green leaves are upright and arching, providing texture to the landscape and rock gardens.  Well adapted to wetness.  Prefers full sun to partial shade.

 

Iris sibirica ‘Super Ego’  SUPER EGO SIBERIAN IRIS

30 in. (Zone 3)  Pale blue petals with navy blue falls and dark blue veins.  

 

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'  BLUE STAR JAPANESE ASTER

18 in.  (Zone 4)  Single, one-inch pale blue daisy-like flowers are produced all summer on a compact mound of green foliage.  Very hardy, with a long bloom time and excellent landscape performance. 

 

Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning' PP21437  THUNDER AND LIGHTNING WINDOW FLOWER

15 in.  (Zone 5)  Purple-red flowers with green and white varigated foliage make this quite a statement in any landscape.

 

Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'  FIRE DANCE RED HOT POKER

20 in.  (Zone 4)  Shorter version with coral-red and yellow flower spikes.  Narrow, arching blue-green foliage.

 

Lamium maculatum ‘Anne Greenaway’  ANNE GREENAWAY LAMIUM

6-8 in. (Zone 3-8)  Blend of chartreuse, silver, medium-green and mint-green leaves.  Mauve flowers.  Spreads by underground stolons.  Makes a good weed-smothering groundcover or mask for dying bulb foliage.

 

Lamium macrulatum ‘Orchid Frost’  ORCHID FROST LAMIUM  or SPOTTED DEADNETTLE

4-8 in. (Zone 3)  Silver leaves with green edges on a compact grower.  Orchid-pink flowers.  Excellent addition for front of beds or borders.

 

Lamium maculatum ‘Purple Dragon’ PPAF  PURPLE DRAGON LAMIUM or SPOTTED DEADNETTLE

4-8 in. (Zone 3)  Bright silver leaves with green edges. Deep purple snapdragon-like flowers are the largest of any lamium. 

 

Lamium macrulatum ‘White Nancy’  WHITE NANCY LAMIUM or SPOTTED DEADNETTLE

6-8 in. (Zone 3)  Spreading perennial that forms a mat of green-edged silver leaves. Often persists through winter.  Flowers are white.  Good groundcover, especially for shaded areas.

 

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidecote Superior’   HIDECOTE SUPERIOR LAVENDER

16 in. (Zone 5)  Bushy, evergreen perennial/subshrub with fragrant silvery-blue foliage.  Flowers are deep violet-blue and retain their frangrance even when dry.  Useful in herb gardens and borders, or trimmed to form a  low hedge.  More compact than the species.  Full sun.

 

 

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead Strains’   MUNSTEAD STRAINS LAVENDER

18 in. (Zone 5)  Bushy, evergreen perennial/subshrub with fragrant foliage and flowers.  Useful in herb gardens, borders, or trimmed to form a low hedge. Flowers retain fragrance after drying.

 

Leucanthemum superbum 'Aglaia'  AGLAIA SHASTA DAISY

24-36 in. (Zone 5)  Fringed white petals surround crested yellow centers on the 3-inch wide flowers.  Long-lasting and bloom nearly all summer if deadheaded.

 

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana Cream'  BANANA CREAM SHASTA DAISY

15-18 in.  (Zone 5)  Lemon-yellow 4 inch flowers mature to butter-yellow.  Compact foliage and long blooming season.

 

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’  BECKY SHASTA DAISY

36 in.  White flowers appear on deep green and coarsely toothed foliage.  Best in full sun and especially well-drained loacations.  *** Perennial Plant of the Year for 2003! ***

 

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Sante’  SNOWCAP SHASTA DAISY

25 in. (Zone 4)  Produces double shaggy white petals that surround a yellow eye.  Blooms throughout summer.  Best in full sun and especially well-drained locations.

 

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Snowcap’  SNOWCAP SHASTA DAISY

14 in.  Single white flowers on compact deep green and coarsely toothed foliage.  Best in full sun and especially well-drained locations.

 

Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’  KOBOLD PURPLE GAYFEATHER

18 in. (Zone 3)  Blooms in July-September.  Erect stems are covered with dark green grass-like foliage. Rigid flower spikes of deep rosy purple. Best in well-drained soils.  Prefers sun to partial shade.

 

Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford' PPAF  BRITT-MARIE CRAWFORD LIGULARIA

40 in. (Zone 4)  Chocolate-maroon leaves and deep orange-yellow flowers appear in late summer.

 

Ligularia dentata Midnight Lady'  MIDNIGHT LADY LIGULARIA

35-40 in. (Zone 4)  Dark bronze purple, serrated leaves topped with bright, daisy-like yellow-orange flowers.

 

Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'  THE ROCKET LIGULARIA

4-5 ft. (Zone 4)  Spikes of lemon-yellow flowers. Coarsely-toothed leaves on purplish stems.  Prefers part-sun in moist soil.  Ligularia will wilt easily if soil is too dry.

 

Lilium / ASIATIC LILY

(Zone 4)  Bowl-shaped type, usually unscented flowers in summer available in many different colors.  Prefers full sun in well-drained organic-rich soil.  Plant in masses or in small groups for an accent.  Also useful in cut flower arrangements.  Flower petals are so smooth they look plastic, very beautiful

 

Lilium asiatic ‘Brunello’ - Flowers are orange.

 

Lilium asiatic ‘Cordelia’ - Lightly-spotted bright yellow - 44 in.

 

Lilium asiatic ‘Golden Joy’ – Yellow with orange centers – 16 in.

 

Lilium asiatic ‘Gran Paradiso’ - Spotted solid red - 32 in.

 

Lilium / ORIENTAL LILY

(Zone 5)  Lilies add unsurpassable fragrance, color and beauty to any summer garden. 

 

Lilium oriental ‘Casa Blanca’ - Fragrant white flowers - 40 in.

 

Lilium oriental 'Honeymoon'- Fragrant light yellow flowers - 48 in.

 

Lilium oriental ‘Stargazer’ - Fragrant red/white flowers - 28 in.

 

Lilium oriental 'Mona Lisa' - Fragrant rose-pink flowers - 18 in.

 

Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’  BIG BLUE LIRIOPE

12-15 in. (Zone 6)  Fleshy strap leaves are bluish-green. Late summer brings hyacinth-like bluish flowers on short spikes.  Great for edging or as a groundcover.  Plant in sun or shade.

 

Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’  VARIEGATED LIRIOPE

16 in. (Zone 6)  Yellow and green variegated form of the species.  Prefers partial shade.

 

Lobelia cardinalis CARDINAL FLOWER

3-4 ft. (Zone 3)  Very large spike of scarlet-red flowers and deep green leaves.  Excellent as a border plant in moist, organic soils.

 

Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle' PPAF  BLACK TRUFFLE CARDINAL FLOWER

3-4 ft. (Zone 5)  A sure landscape stand-out with dark chocolatey-purple foliage and bold red flowers.  Holds the deep foliage color the longest of all Lobelia's all sumemr long.  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

 

Lobelia fulgens 'Fan Scarlet'  FAN SCARLET CARDINAL FLOWER

3-5 ft. (Zone 5-9)  Brilliant red flower spikes hover above the reddish-bronze foliage.  Vigorous with high flower output.  Good border plant for moist locations.

 

Lupinus 'Popcicle' POPSICLE SERIES LUPINE

30-36 in. (Zone 4) Very showy clusters of spiked flowers in May and June. Easily grown in any moderately rich, well-drained soil.  Best when planted in groups.

 

Lupinus TUTTI FRUTTI (TM) Hybrids

36-40 in. (Zone 4) Tall, thick flower spikes of rose, red, orange, yellow, cream, light green, blue, and purple flowers.  From Thompson & Morgan. Easily grown in any moderately rich, well-drained soil.  Best when planted in groups.

 

Mertensia virginica  VIRGINIA BLUEBELLS

18-24 in. (Zone 3)  Native to Pennsylvania, Virginia bluebells blooming is a sign spring has arrived!  Flowers start off with pink buds, opening to a pendulous, trumpet-shaped sky-blue flowers.  Perfect for the woodland garden, this spring ephemeral blooms early, then goes dormant for the rest of the season.  Can take part-shade to full-shade.  Deer resistant. 

 

Monarda 'Cherry Pops' PPAF Sugar Buzz Series   CHERRY POPS BEE BALM

14-16 in. (Zone 4) Cherry red flowers on a compact, vigorous cultivar.  Powdery-mildew resistant foliage. 

 

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'  JACOB CLINE BEE BALM

3-4 ft. (Zone 4)  Dark red flowers appear from late spring to early fall.  Very attractive butterflies and birds.

 

Monarda didyma ‘Petite Delight’ PPAF  PETITE DELIGHT BEE BALM

15-18 in. (Zone 2)  Lavender-rose flowers on a compact plant.  Dark green  foliage with an attactive crinkle.  Plant in full sun. Resistant to powdery mildew.

 

Monarda 'Purple Rooster'  PURPLE ROOSTER BEE BALM

3 ft.  (Zone 4)  Clean green, mildew-resistant foliage.  Unique flowers are large, true royal purple.

 

Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'  RASPBERRY WINE BEE BALM

30-42 in.  (Zone 4)  Dark green, mildew-resistant foliage with stocky square stems.  Raspberry-red flowers.

 

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ PP24788  PURRSIAN BLUE CATMINT

14-18 in. (Zone 3)  A compact selection of catmint with densely mounded clumps of green, aromatic foliage and periwinkle blue flowers.  Blooms from early summer to early fall.

 

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’  WALKER’S LOW CATMINT

2 ft. (Zone 3)  Arching perennial with gray-green aromatic foliage and soft lavender-blue flowers are produced over long-period in summer.  Prefers sun and well drained soil.

 

Nepeta 'Little Trudy'  LITTLE TRUDY CATMINT

10-12in.  (Zone 4)    Dwarf catmint with short, compact, silver-green foliage.  Long bloom period of lavender-purple flower spikes.

 

Paeonia / PEONY

Peonies have been a garden favorite for many years, and will continue to be so. Beautiful large flowers are borne above the foliage in late spring. Glossy green leaves are lobed and turn deep red in fall.  Plants prefer sun in well-drained  organic-rich soil.  Used as a foliage plant as well as a flowering plant.

 

Paeonia ‘Cheddar Elite’  CHEDDAR ELITE PEONY

20-28 in. (Zone 3) Chinese Peony species with fragrant bowl-shaped flowers.  A double row of pure white petals with a center of showy golden stamens.  Blooms in mid spring.

 

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’  FESTIVA MAXIMA PEONY

34 in. (Zone 3) Large, double white flowers with splashes of red in the center.  Blooms in late spring.

 

Paeonia ‘Karl Rosenfield’  KARL ROSENFIELD PEONY

36 in. (Zone 3)  Large, beautiful, double crimson flowers on the tips of strong stems.  Mid-summer bloomer.

 

Paeonia ‘Sara Bernhardt’  SARA BERNHARDT PEONY

36 in. (Zone 3)  Late, fragrant rose-pink flowers with ruffled and silvered margins.

 

Paeonia / TREE PEONY

Paeonia suffruticosa ‘High Noon’  HIGH NOON TREE PEONY

4-5 ft. (Zone 3)  Brightest yellow-flowering variety of tree peony.

 

Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Shimadaijin’  SHIMADAIJIN TREE PEONY

4-5 ft. (Zone 3)  Large purple flowers on this tree peony.  A spectacular addtion to the landscape.

 

Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Tayio’   TAYIO TREE PEONY

4-5 ft. (Zone 3)  Beautiful red-flowering variety of tree peony.

 

Papaver orientalis 'Pink Ruffles'  PINK RUFFLES ORIENTAL POPPY

24 in.  (Zone 3)  4 inch pink flowers with fringed petals.

 

Papaver orientale 'Prince of Orange'  PRINCE OF ORANGE ORIENTAL POPPY

24 in. (Zone 3)  Large orange flowers.  Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

 

Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise'  PRINCESS VICTORIA LOUISE ORIENTAL POPPY

24-30 in. (Zone 3)  Large salmon-pink petals form a cup-shaped flower.  A favorite for hummingbirds and butterflies.  Deer resistant.  Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

 

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'  DARK TOWERS BEARDTONGUE

36-42 in. (Zone 3)  Deep wine-purple foliage that keeps its color in the summer heat.  Lavender-pink flower on strong stems.

 

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'  RED RIDING HOOD BEARDTONGUE

24-30 in. (Zone 5)  Well-branched, compact habit with bright red flowers that last!  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

 

Perovskia atriplicifolia   BLUE RUSSIAN SAGE

3-4 ft. (Zone 5)  Foliage is gray-green, aromatic and finely-textured.  Tall lavender-blue flowers appear in August and September.  Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. *** Perennial plant of the year in 1995! ***

 

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ PP11643   LITTLE SPIRE RUSSIAN SAGE

25 in. (Zone 5)  Lavender-blue flowers in late summer on a low-growing cultivar with silvery foliage.

 

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Peek-a-Blue’ PPAF  PEEK-A-BLUE RUSSIAN SAGE

25 in. (Zone 5)  A more compact selection with lavender-blue flowers. 

 

Phlox paniculata 'David'  DAVID GARDEN PHLOX

42 in.  (Zone 4)   Large heads of fragrant white flowers on green, upright foliage.  Resistant to powdery mildew.

 

Phlox paniculata 'David's Lavender' PP7793  DAVID'S LAVENDER GARDEN PHLOX

42 in.  (Zone 4)  Large panicles of lavender-pink flowers.  Good mildew resistance.

 

Phlox paniculata 'Nicky'  NICKY GARDEN PHLOX

30-36 in. (Zone 4)  Sweetly fragrant magenta flowers on mildew-resistant plants.  Long bloom season.

 

Phlox paniculata ‘Pixie Twinkle’ PPAF  PIXIE TWINKLE PHLOX

15-20 in. (Zone 4)  Knee high plants have a compact habit and are mildew resistance with long bloom time. Pink flowers with a dark eye maintain upright on well branched stems.

 

Phlox paniculata ‘Pixie Miracle Grace’ PPAF  PIXIE MIRACLE GRACE PHLOX

15-20 in. (Zone 4)  Knee high plants have a compact habit and are mildew resistance with long bloom time. Lavender purple flowers with a white eye maintain upright on well branched stems.

 

Phlox paniculata 'Shock Wave' PP23265  SHOCKWAVE PHLOX

12-18 in. (Zone 4) Stable sport of David's Lavender. Yellow and Green variegated foliage makes a statement in any landscape or container. Flowers are lavender pink with white starburst centers. Grows in full sun. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are fragrant.

 

Phlox subulata ‘Varieties’  MOSS PHLOX

6 in. (Zone 3)  Bright flowers in early spring. Very low-growing growth habit. Forms a dense mat of bright green, needle-like evergreen foliage. Very attractive.

 

Platycodon grandiflora 'Fuji Pink'  FUJI PINK BALLOON FLOWER

18-24 in. (Zone 3)  Pink flowers appear in late spring and bloom all summer.  Saucer-shaped flowers open from inflated balloon-like buds.

 

Platycodon grandiflora 'Sentimental Blue'  SENTIMENTAL BLUE BALLOON FLOWER

6-8 in. (Zone 4)  Reliable perennial emerges in late spring and blooms all summer.  Provides good blue summer color on a dwarf plant.  Oval, serrated leaves.  Bell-shaped flowers open from inflated balloon-like buds.  Sun or light shade.

 

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'  STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN VARIEGATED JACOB'S LADDER

1-2 ft. (Zone 3-7)  Large, bushy, vigorous selection with green and white leaves tinged pink in the spring.  Pale lavender-blue flowers.

 

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’  VARIEGATED SOLOMAN’S SEAL

24-30 in. (Zone 3)  Small white flowers on tall, arching stems.  Foliage is tipped and edged in white.  Prefers shade andt tolerates drought conditions.

 

Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ PP12138  RASPBERRY SPLASH LUNGWORT

12 in. (Zone 4)  Silver spotted leaves with raspberry and coral colored flowers on the same plant.

 

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’  BLACK-EYED SUSAN

24-36 in. (Zone 4)  Large, golden-yellow, daisy-like flowers provide an abundance of color from July through September.  Best in full sun, but tolerates partial shade.  *** Perennial plant of the year 1999! ***

 

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'  HENRY EILERS SWEET CONEFLOWER

4-5 ft. (Zone 5)  A remarkably unique and reliable native perennial!  Quilled true-yellow flower petals are produced on tall, sturdy stems from late summer into fall.  Very stunning in mass plantings.  Great for cut flowers because of their vase life.  Leaves, when crushed, have a sweet, subtle vanilla fragrance.  Named for nurseryman and horticulturalist Henry Eilers who discovered it in Illinois. 

 

Rudbeckia 'Little Goldstar'  LITTLE GOLDSTAR CONEFLOWER

14in. (Zone 4)   Dome of star-shaped golden-yellow flowers on well-branched scapes just above a bushy clump of green foliage.

 

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'  CARADONNA HYBRID SAGE

24-30 in. (Zone 3-8)  Similar to 'East Friseland,' but has starkly upright habit and dark purple stems.  Bright violet-blue flowers.

 

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Deep Rose’ PPAF  SENSATION DEEP ROSE SAGE

10-12 in. (Zone 4)  Deep lavender-rose flowers from May through July.

 

Salvia nemorosa ‘Snow Hill’ (‘Schneehugel’)  SNOW HILL SAGE

20 in. (Zone 3)  Pure white flower spikes rise above compact mounds of grey-green foliage.  Blooms well into summer if deadheaded.

 

Salvia x surperba ‘Mainacht’  MAY NIGHT MEADOW SAGE

16 in. (Zone 4) Clump-forming plant with gray-green leaves. Tall spikes of violet-blue flowers appear in mid-summer and will continue to bloom with deadheading.  Plant in full to part sun in well-drained, fertile soil. *** Perennial plant of the year in 1997! ***

 

Salvia x superba ‘Ostfriesland’  EAST FRIESLAND HYBRID SAGE

18 in. (Zone 4)  Clump-forming plant with gray-green leaves. Tall spikes of deep purple flowers appear in midsummer and will continue to bloom with deadheading.  Plant in full to part sun in well-drained fertile soil.

 

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist'  PINK MIST PINCUSHION FLOWER

18 in. (Zone 3)  Small compact plant with light pink pincushion-like flowers above plant on slender stems all summer. Plant in sun to part sun in moist well-drained soil.  Great in mass for butterflies.

 

Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’ PP22547  DAZZLEBERRY STONECROP

6-8 in. (Zones 4)  Compact clump of smoky blue-grey foliage topped with giant 6-8” vibrant raspberry colored flowers which bloom for over 7 weeks. Drought tolerant. Rabbit resistant and attracts butterflies.  SUNSPARKLER SERIES

 

Sedum ‘Firecracker’ PPAF FIRECRACKER SEDUM

6 in. (Zone 4) Greater vigor and more robust growing than 'Cherry Tart', this weed-suppresent groundcover sedum produces showy burgundy red foliage all season long.  Vigrant pink flowers in late summer.  Drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. 

 

Sedum kamtschaticum ‘Purple Emperor’  PURPLE EMPEROR SEDUM

14 in. (Zone 4)  Very dark purple foliage produces red flowers in late summer.

 

Sedum ‘Lajos’ PP14421  AUTUMN CHARM™ STONECROP

14-18 in. (Zone 3)  Grey-green leaves have butter-yellow, serrated edges and form an upright clump.  Cream buds open to light pink flowers.

 

Sedum x ‘Matrona’   MATRONA SEDUM

12-18 in. (Zone 3)  Similar to Autumn Joy Sedum in habit, but leaves are gray-green with reddish tones.  Blooms earlier than ‘Autumn Joy’ and has pale pink flowers.

 

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ PPAF   ANGELINA SEDUM

3-6 in. (Zone 3)  Low-growing mats of golden yellow,needle-like, succulent foliage.  Foliage will turn coppery yellow  in fall and is evergreen. Yellow flowers in May. Use for rock gardens and groundcover. Prefers sun

 

Sedum seiboldi  SEIBOLDI STONECROP

6 in. (Zone 3)  Large ice-blue to gray succulent leaves on reddish stems.  Bright rosy pink flowers in late summer and fall.  Used in low masses, as an edger, or in rock gardens.  Prefers sun to part sun in well-drained soil.

 

Sedum spectible ‘Autumn Fire’   AUTUMN FIRE SEDUM

24 in (Zone 3)  Similar to Autumn Joy Sedum.  A very popular perennial for foliage and flowers.  Tight egg-shaped gray-green succulent leaves.  Large flat-topped clusters of bright rosy flowers in late summer, maturing to dark red in fall. Tight growth habit.  Prefers sun in well-drained soil.  Easy to grow and drought-tolerant.

 

Sedum spectible ‘Autumn Joy’  AUTUMN JOY SEDUM

24 in (Zone 3)  A very popular perennial for foliage and flowers.  Egg-shaped gray-green succulent leaves and large flat-topped clusters of pinkish-red flowers in late summer, maturing to dark red in fall.   Prefers sun in well-drained soil.  Easy to grow and drought-tolerant.

 

Sedum spectible ‘Neon’   NEON SEDUM

18 in. (Zone 3)  Egg-shaped, light green succulent leaves and large rounded clusters of deep rose-pink flowers from late summer through fall.  Prefers sun in well-drained soil. Very similar to Brilliant Sedum.

 

Sedum spurium ‘Fuldaglut’  FULDAGLUT SEDUM

4-6 in. (Zone 4)  Vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen sedum with red stems and bronze-red leaves.  Rose-red flowers.

 

Sedum spurium ‘Summer Glory’   SUMMER GLORY STONECROP

4 in. (Zone 3)  Serrated, deep green leaves on a low-maintenace plant with a spreading habit. Develops reddish tints in cool weather.  Bright carmine-pink flowers have long blooming time.  Prefers well-drained soil in a sunny location. 

 

 

Sedum ‘Sunset Cloud’  SUNSET CLOUD STONECROP

12-18 in. (Zone 3)  Foliage emerges green in spring, then becomes deep purple. Small, numerous clusters of vibrant rose-red flowers in fall.

 

Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'  COBWEB HEN & CHICKS

3-4 in. (Zone 5)  Named for the fine white cobweb-like hairs that crisscross between the leaf tips.  Each rosette of blue-green leaves grows to about 1 inch wide.  Rose-red flowers.

 

Sempervivum 'Ruby Hearts'  RUBY HEARTS HEN & CHICKS

3-4 in. (Zone 3)  Rosettes of silvery blue to blue-green leaves are flushed rosy red at the base.  Pinkish-purple flowers.  Deer and rabbit resistant.

 

Sempervivum 'Sanford Hybrids'  SANFORD HYBRIDS HEN & CHICKS

3-4 in.  (Zone 5)  Large rosettes of deep red, sharply-pointed leaves.

 

Sisyrinchium 'Lucerne'  LUCERNE BLUE-EYED GRASS

10 in. (Zone 5)  Bright purple-blue star-shaped flowers on dark green grass-like foliage.  Long-blooming perennial.  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. 

 

Stokesia laevis 'Peachies Pick'  PEACHIES PICK STOKES ASTER

18 in. (Zone 5)  Large, deep blue, disc-like flowers that bloom from July until frost.  Good cut flowers.

 

Tanacetum vulgare 'Isla Gold'  ISLA GOLD LEAF TANSY

2-3 ft. (Zone 4-8)  Radiant yellow, fern-like foliage.  Compact, flat-topped clusters of golden yellow flowers appear for several weeks.  Vigorous grower.

 

Thalictrum rochebrunianum 'Lavender Mist'  LAVENDER MIST MEADOW RUE

6-8 ft.  (Zone 3)  Sprays of delicate, lavender-purple flowers atop tall, dark purple stems mid to late summer. Foilage forms a nice, low mound. Self-supporting. Deer resistant.

 

Thymus praecox arcticus 'Lanuginosus'  WOOLLY THYME

Under 1"  (Zone 5)  Rose-purple flowers cover the pubescent gray foliage late spring through early summer.  Good ground cover for walkways and paths.

 

Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’   COCCINEUS MOTHER OF THYME

2-4 in. (Zone 4)  Dark pink flowers in June cover dark green foliage.

 

Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’  PINK CHINTZ MOTHER OF THYME

2 in. (Zone 4)  Popular garden herb.  Very low-growing green to grayish-green foliage. Covered in summer with salmon-pink flowers.  Does well in almost any well-drained soil.   Prefers full sun, but will tolerate light shade.

 

Tiarella 'Jade Peacock' PPAF  JADE PEACOCK FOAMFLOWER

8-10 in.  (Zone 4) A variety of our native Tiarella, 'Jade Peacock' produces chartreuse leaves with a deep red center in spring, maturing to a glossy, jade green with a deep purple center in summer.  Creamy white flowers.  Very low maintenance, evergreen perennial. 

 

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Concord Grape'  CONCORD GRAPE SPIDERWORT

18-24 in.  (Zone 4) Long, arching, strap-like blue-green foliage with a spreading habit.  Clusters of dark purple flowers throughout the summer.  Plant in moist to boggy areas in part shade to part sun.  For best results, cut back in midsummer for new leaves and continued blooms.

 

Tradescantia virginiana 'Sunshine Charm' SUNSHINE CHARM SPIDERWORT

18-22 in. (Zone 3) Simular to Sweet Kate but foliage maintains better color (does not burn) through the summer and longer flower time. Lavender pink flowers attract butterflies. Grows in full sun but prefers some shade.

 

Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’  SAMURAI TOAD LILY

12-18 in. (Zone 4)  Lily-like flowers of purple with dark purple spotting and yellow throats are produced atop green leaves with cream to gold edges.  A tough, long-blooming perennial.  The name "toad lily" stems from the flowers resembling toads, or for use in the Phillipines by native tribes, rubbing the flowers on their hands as an attractant before catching frogs. 

 

Veronica ‘Giles van Hees’  GILES VAN HEES SPEEDWELL

6 in. (Zone 4)  Dark green foliage topped with bright pink flowers.

 

Veronica spicata ‘Royal Candles’  ROYAL CANDLES SPEEDWELL

15-18 in. (Zone 4)  Compact, deep green foliage with violet-blue flower spikes.

 

Viola 'Etain'  ETAIN VIOLET

6-8 in.  (Zone 5-6)  Pale yellow fragrant flowers rimmed with a purple margin.

 

Viola 'Purple Showers' PURPLE SHOWERS VIOLET

6-8 in. (Zone 5)  Large, bright purple flowers.

 

Waldsteinia ternate  SIBERIAN BARREN STRAWBERRY

4 in. (Zone 4)  Extremely low-growing evergreen ground cover, a little more compact than W. fragrarioides.  Strawberry-like foliage with yellow flowers in late spring and early summer.  Very hardy and produces no fruit.  Does well in sun or shade.

 

Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’  COLOR GUARD YUCCA

2-3 ft. (Zone 4)  A new, very hardy variety of variegated Yucca.  Long green foliage with bright golden centers.

 

Yucca flaccida ‘Bright Edge’   BRIGHT EDGE YUCCA

24-30 in. (Zone 4)  Same growth habit as Yucca filamentosa, but leaves are edged in golden-yellow.

   
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