Perennials

Agastache

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Common Name: 
Hyssop
Agastache 'Bolero'
Hyssop or Agastache
One of the longest blooming perennials in our gardens. Vivid rose purple flower spikes rise above the bronzy green foliage. Forms a compact, branched clump of aromatic, slug and deer resistant foliage. Well-adapted to dry soils.
 
From midsummer into fall, plants are topped by a plethora of brightly colored flower spikes which add a bright spot of color to the landscape.
 
This plant is well-adapted to thrive in dry soils and is right at home in rock gardens and xeric container plantings where it will attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees.
 
Height: 16 Inches
Spread: 16 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) 
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
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Ajuga

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Bugleweed
 Fantastic tricolored foliage in shades of creamy-white, rose-burgundy, and dark green make this ajuga different than all the others. In the fall, the mature leaves turn a deep bronze while the newer growth takes on a rose tone.

From mid to late spring, short spikes of blue flowers stand upright above the low, spreading foliage. The effect is stunning when planted en masse.

'Burgundy Glow' tends to spread more slowly than many other varieties in this species, making it suitable for use as an edging. It also fits nicely into rock gardens and mixed container plantings.

A. reptans is an evergreen groundcover that can grow in the shade of large trees where grass is hard to establish. Unlike many perennials that are grown only for their flowers, ajuga is prized for its attractive, colorful foliage that looks nice all year.

Height:  6 Inches
Spread:  8-10 Inches
Flower Color:  Blue Shades
Foliage Color:  Multi shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to Full shade 
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
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Alchemilla

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Common Name: 
Lady's Mantle
Alchemilla mollis
Lady's Mantle

Absolutely enchanting after the morning dew, the fuzzy leaves of A. mollis catch the tiny water droplets which glimmer like tiny crystals. The foliage is a soft grey-green and nearly round with deep lobes, giving them a scalloped look.

From late spring to early summer, masses of finely textured, star-shaped, yellow-green flowers are held in small clusters above the foliage. They work well as a filler in cut flower bouquets or can be dried for fall and winter arrangements.

A. mollis is a clump-forming perennial that spreads slowly by creeping rhizomes. It can be used as a groundcover, edging, or filler plant in the border. If it's happy where it's planted, this plant will reseed.

Height:  15 Inches
Spread:  18 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
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Anemone sylvestris

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Common Name: 
Anemone-Snowdrop
Anemone sylvestris
Anemone-Snowdrop
A delightful late spring bloomer with delicate charm and an iron constitution. Pure white flowers, measuring nearly 2 in. across, are borne singly on bare stems above the attractive dark green, divided foliage. For added ornamental value, the lovely blossoms leave behind interesting white, wooly seed heads as they fade.

This species of anenome spreads by running rhizomes, making it a choice groundcover for partially shaded areas. It will grow in any type of soil, but will spread more quickly in loose, sandy loam.

Height:  12-15 Inches
Spread:  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  White Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
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Aquilegia

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Common Name: 
Columbine
Aquilegia 'Dorothy Rose'
Columbine
An outstanding and totally unique columbine. The light rose-pink flowers of 'Dorothy Rose' are "hose-in-hose" style, meaning that several flowers are set inside one another. They look like little granny's bonnets, hence their common name "Granny's Bonnet". These distinctive blossoms are complimented by the attractive light blue-green foliage. This selection debuted at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1999.
 
Aquilegia is especially lovely when allowed to naturalize in shady, woodland borders. They also have excellent potential as cut flowers, lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase.
 
Intro Year: 1999
Origin: Not Native to North America
Height: 14-18 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Flower Color: Multicolored
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
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Aquilegia x caerulea 'Origami Mix'
Columbine

This columbine has an extended bloom time, up to 12 weeks, which is much longer than the older varieties. 'Origami Mix' produces large 3 inch flowers in a variety of colors including blue, pink, red, white, and yellow. All of them start to bloom in late spring.

This is a valuable selection because of its uniform growth habit, free-flowering tendancy, and upward-held flowers. It is perfect for planting in patio pots and window boxes.

Aquilegia is especially lovely when allowed to naturalize in shady, woodland borders. They also have excellent potential as cut flowers, lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase.

Height:  14-18 Inches
Spread:  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  Multicolored
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
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Armeria maritima

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Common Name: 
Common Thrift
Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'
Thrift-Common
Bright purplish-pink, ball-shaped flower clusters are produced on thin, leafless stalks held high above the tight mounds of evergreen, grassy green foliage. These little wonder blooms from midspring thru early summer.
 
 
Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple-red shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Looking for seasonal interest?:  Evergreen (in some or all zones)
 
 

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Artemisia schmidtiana

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Common Name: 
Silver Mound
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'
Silver Mound Artemesia

Aptly named, 'Silver Mound' has soft, feathery foliage and forms a compact, silky, cushion-like mound. It has many applications in the garden including: edging, rock gardens, pots, or a filler plant for hot, dry areas. It has long been one of the most popular silver foliage plants.

'Silver Mound' combines especially well with dark leaved plants such as Sedum 'Purple Emperor' or with other silver foliage plants like Stachys 'Silver Carpet'.

Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  10-15 Inches
Foliage Color:  Silver/grey shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 

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Aruncus aethusifolius

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Common Name: 
Dwarf Goat's Beard
Aruncus aethusifolius
Goat's Beard-Dwarf

A miniature Goat's Beard with the same traits as A. dioicus at roughly 1/3 the size. This selection grows only 12 in. tall with fine, glossy, fern-like foliage.

From early to midsummer, plants are adorned with 3-4" long, feathery spikes of creamy white flowers. This plant is great for tucking into small areas of a shade or rock garden. In fall, the foliage becomes a brilliant patchwork of yellow and orange.

2006 Great Plant Picks award winner. 

Height:  10-12 Inches
Spread:  12-16 Inches
Flower Color:  White Shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Asclepias tuberosa

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Common Name: 
Milk Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.
 
Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.
 
Following the fabulous flowers, green fruits develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs reminiscent of its cousin, common milkweed. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements.
 
Origin: Native Species
Height: 24 Inches
Spread: 24 Inches
Flower Color: Gold/Orange
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) 
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
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Aster

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Aster dumosus 'Wood's Purple'
Aster-New York
Densely packed clusters of charming purple, semi-double flowers provide outstanding color in the garden from late summer into fall. Since this species has a dwarf, compact habit, it will not require staking. 'Wood's' selections have shown excellent resistance to mildew and rust.

Asters are excellent cut flowers and attract butterflies. They make a terrific accent to fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. They are native to North America and are generally very easy to grow.

 

Height:  12-16 Inches
Spread:  15-20 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
 

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Astilbe

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Common Name: 
Feather Flower
Astilbe 'Fanal'
Astilbe-Hybrid
  • Bright red plumes are presented in upright spires
     
  • Blooms in early summer; one of the earliest reds to bloom
     
  • Foliage is mahogany red in spring, turning green by summer
     
  • One of the most popular reds; a vigorous grower

A member of Astilbe x arendsii (Hybrid Astilbe/False Spirea). A group of hybrids developed by famed German nurseryman George Arends. Includes crosses between A. chinensis var. davidii with A. astilboides, A. japonica, and A. thunbergii. The resulting hybrids comprise over 95% of all Astilbe sold in the USA.

Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  18-20 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and  Rabbit resistant

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Astilbe 'Deutschland'
Astilbe-Japanese
  • Pure white, open, lacy plumes
     
  • Blooms in early summer
     
  • Bold, glossy, deep green foliage

A member of Astilbe japonica (Japanese Astilbe). A species characterized by an early bloom time and glossy green leaves often tinged with red. Flowers are produced in dense, pyramidal clusters.

Height:  24-30 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and  Rabbit resistant

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Astilbe 'Bridal Veil'
Astilbe-Hybrid
  • The classic white astilbe
     
  • Lacy white panicles gently droop at the tips, lending a frothy look to the clump
     
  • Blooms in early summer
     
  • Deep green, glossy foliage
 
Height:  28 Inches
Spread:  18-22 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and  Rabbit resistant

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Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley'
Astilbe-Chinese
  • Bright lavender-purple plumes are dense and fuzzy
     
  • Blooms in mid to late summer
     
  • Shiny, dark green foliage is attractive even when the plant is not in bloom

A member of Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe). A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant. Shorter varieties such as 'Pumila' make excellent groundcovers.

Height:  28 Inches
Spread:  16-20 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and  Rabbit resistant

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Astilbe 'Peach Blossom'
Astilbe
  • Delicate peach flowers with a hint of pink
  • Plumes are full and lend a frothy appearance to the clump
  • Blooms in early summer
  • Glossy, green foliage

A member of Astilbe japonica (Japanese Astilbe). A species characterized by an early bloom time and glossy green leaves often tinged with red. Flowers are produced in dense, pyramidal clusters.

Height: 24 Inches
Spread: 18 Inches
Flower Color:  Peach shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun to shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 

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Astilbe 'Rise and Shine'
  • Large 8 inch long, hot pink, pyramidal plumes
  • Very strong flower stems do not require staking
  • Blooms in midsummer

This new Astilbe chinensis hybrid offers superior genetics that result in a more solid root structure and more vibrant flower colors than the straight species. However, they still offer the increased sun and drought tolerance of the chinensis species.

Height: 24-28 Inches
Spread: 18 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun to shade 
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 

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Baptisia

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Common Name: 
False Indigo
Baptisia australis
False Indigo-Blue
 A distinctive perennial with showy indigo-blue flowers carried on tapering spikes up to 1ft. long. They are held just above the dense, bushy mounds of soft blue-green foliage. The blooms appear from mid to late spring, followed by 2-3 in. long, black seed pods which remain attractive well into winter. They can be dried for use in arrangements.

Baptisia australis is native to the prairies of North America, so it is easy to grow and will thrive with little maintenance. There are many potential applications in the landscape including meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders, or as a specimen. Plants are very long-lived once established.

Height:  3-4 Feet
Spread:  3-4 Feet
Flower Color:  Purple-blue Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
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Belamcanda chinensis

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Common Name: 
Blackberry Lily
Belamcanda chinensis
Blackberry Lily
A profusion of unique star-shaped flowers about 2 inches wide are produced on compact plants. They can vary in color from bright yellow-orange to near red, and are always heavily spotted with red. The foliage is sword-shaped like that of a tall bearded iris.

Belamcanda blooms for weeks in late summer, and its season of interest is extended into fall with the interesting seed pods which develop. Tan, pear-shaped pods burst open to reveal clusters of black seeds resembling blackberries, hence the common name. They are persistant thru the winter and are attractive in fresh or dried flower arrangements.

Height:  24-36 Inches
Spread:  8-12 Inches
Flower Color:  Gold/Orange/Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) 
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies 
 

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Brunnera macrophylla

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Common Name: 
Brunnera-Heartleaf
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Brunnera-Heartleaf

A sight to behold! The leaves of 'Jack Frost' are intricately detailed with a crackle-like finish. Though the leaves are dark green, they have a heavily frosted overlay which allows only the green veining to show through. From mid to late spring, baby blue, forget-me-not type blossoms are held in clusters several inches above the shimmering foliage. The effect is breathtaking. 
 

Brunneras are classic perennials that are treasured for their shade tolerance and lovely blooms. They make a fantastic groundcover, though the variegated forms may be slower to spread than the species. Try growing them in containers too so they will be close at hand when you want to snip a few blooms for a spring bouquet.

Height:  12-15 Inches
Spread:  12-15 Inches
Flower Color:  Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Silver shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade to Full Shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Buddleia

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Common Name: 
Butterfly Bush
Buddleia 'Dark Dynasty'
Butterfly Bush

This compact new Buddleia fits easily into urban gardens with its densely compact, rounded habit. Unlike some other dwarf Buddleias that become very wide spreading, ‘Dark Dynasty’ keeps its composure as it ages, growing just 3’ tall and 3 ½’ wide in two years.

 
Rich royal purple, fragrant flowers are borne on branched panicles from late summer into early fall, just in time to feed the migrating Monarchs passing through.
 
Butterfly Bushes have certainly earned their place in the garden over the years, and its easy to see why. Just when we need a breath of fresh air in the late summer heat, they happily burst into bloom. At a time when many other plants are already spent, buddleias are just beginning their show. Their passive coloring and texture makes a wonderful backdrop for perennials, and you'll love the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds that flock to their honey-scented blossoms.
Height:  3.5 Feet
Spread:  3 Feet
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Buddleia 'Queen of Hearts' PPAF
Butterfly Bush
The vibrant magenta red flowers of this new selection are sure to capture the hearts of gardeners everywhere, and the butterflies and hummingbirds will love them too! Large 7-9” long panicles are produced from the top of the plant to the bottom, pointing upward and outward on all sides in late summer and early fall. Smaller secondary flowers extend the show.
 
In addition to its heavy flower production, this plant is also quite short and compact, forming a full, rounded clump that is just a bit wider than it is tall. It is the perfect plant for adding a hot splash of color to the landscape late in the season.
 
Butterfly Bushes have certainly earned their place in the garden over the years, and its easy to see why. Just when we need a breath of fresh air in the late summer heat, they happily burst into bloom. At a time when many other plants are already spent, buddleias are just beginning their show. Their passive coloring and texture makes a wonderful backdrop for perennials, and you'll love the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds that flock to their honey-scented blossoms.
 
Height:  3 Feet
Spread:  4 Feet
Flower Color:  Purple-red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Buddleia 'Glass Slippers' PPAF
Butterfly Bush
Like a cool drink of water on a hot summer day, the silvery green foliage and icy toned flowers of this new Buddleia from the Walters Gardens, Inc. breeding program offers an oasis in sunny landscapes.
 
‘Glass Slippers’ forms a relatively low, wide spreading, tightly knit cushion topped with pale periwinkle blue blossoms held on silvery, branched stems from late summer into early fall. Secondary flowers extend the show further into fall.
  
Butterfly Bushes have certainly earned their place in the garden over the years, and its easy to see why. Just when we need a breath of fresh air in the late summer heat, they happily burst into bloom. At a time when many other plants are already spent, buddleias are just beginning their show. Their passive coloring and texture makes a wonderful backdrop for perennials, and you'll love the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds that flock to their honey-scented blossoms.
 
 
 
*The MONARCH® trademark is owned by Walters Gardens, Inc.
 
Intro Year: 2014
Breeder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 5.5 Feet
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
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Campanula carpatica

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Common Name: 
Bellflower
Campanula carpatica Clips® White
Bellflower
  • A profusion of 2-3 inch wide, white, cup-shaped, upward-facing flowers gracefully cover the dark green foliage from late spring to late summer if deadheaded regularly
     
  • Forms compact, rounded clumps making it a good choice for edging, containers, the front of borders, or growing among rocks
     
  • Prefers to have its roots in cool soil; summer mulch is helpful, particularly in hot summers
     
  • Tolerates a wide range of conditions and spreads rapidly as long as good drainage is provided; performs poorly in very dry or wet soils
Height:  8 Inches
Spread:  12-24 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Campanula carpatica 'Rapido Blue'
Bellflower
  • A profusion of 2 inch wide, violet-blue, cup-shaped, upward-facing flowers gracefully cover the dark green foliage from late spring to late summer if deadheaded regularly
     
  • Forms compact, rounded clumps making it a good choice for edging, containers, the front of borders, or growing among rocks
     
  • Prefers to have its roots in cool soil; summer mulch is helpful, particularly in hot summers
     
  • Tolerates a wide range of conditions and spreads rapidly as long as good drainage is provided; performs poorly in very dry or wet soils
Height:  8 Inches
Spread:  8 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Cimicifuga

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Common Name: 
Bugbane
Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'
Bugbane

The darkest Cimicifuga to date, 'Hillside Black Beauty' is truly a collector's item.  It forms an upright clump of striking, dark purplish-black foliage contrasted by long, white bottlebrush blooms late in the season.

Though the young foliage tends to be green, it quickly deepens to an almost iridescent purple-black. In late summer, the 4'-7' tall stems are topped with foot-long, fragrant, white flowers blushed with pale pink.

Cimicifuga is a wonderfully lacy, airy backdrop in the garden. It is especially attractive when combined with variegated or yellow foliage.

Height:  4-7 Feet
Spread:  3-4 Feet
Flower Color:  White Shades
Foliage Color:  Purple shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
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Convallaria

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Common Name: 
Lily of the Valley
Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'
Lily of the Valley

An improved version of an old-fashioned favorite. 'Bordeaux' produces pure white, larger bell-shaped flowers on stems that are held above the foliage as opposed to between the leaves. Each stem bears an average of 8-12 bells compared to 6-8 bells on C. majalis. The tulip-like foliage is also reported to be darker green and more rounded.

The flowers of 'Bordeaux' appear in spring and last for several weeks. These blossoms are very fragrant; they are even used in making perfume! Tiny orange berries follow the flowers.

Despite the dainty appearance of the blossoms, Convallaria is actually a tough, vigorous groundcover. Use it to cover slopes and riverbanks or in shady woodland sites, even under trees.

Height:  6-8 Inches
Spread:  8-15 Inches
Flower Color:  White Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
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Coreopsis

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Common Name: 
Golden Daisy
Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'
Coreopsis-Threadleaf

One of the most loved perennials, C. 'Zagreb' is an excellent performer with bright golden-yellow flowers (a deeper yellow than 'Moonbeam') blooming from early through late summer. It forms an exceptionally bushy yet airy clump of fine, needle-like foliage on upright stems.

Coreopsis is one of the easiest perennials to maintain and is a good choice for beginners. It compliments nearly every other plant in the garden. The verticillata species is particularly long-lived, has a longer flowering time, and demonstrates better drought tolerance than others in the genus.

Height:  15 Inches
Spread:  15 Inches
Flower Color:  Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Coreopsis-Threadleaf
1992 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year. Ever-popular and a classic perennial, C. 'Moonbeam' is an excellent performer with bright lemon-yellow flowers produced in profusion from early through late summer. The airy clumps of fine, needle-like foliage on upright stems add a nice fine texture element to the landscape.

Coreopsis is one of the easiest perennials to maintain and is a good choice for beginners. It compliments nearly every other plant in the garden. The verticillata species is particularly long-lived, has a longer flowering time, and demonstrates better drought tolerance than others in the genus.

Height:  18-24 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
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Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'
Tickseed

A natural cross of 'Early Sunrise' and 'Zamfir', this new selection exhibits the best characteristics of both: brilliant golden yellow flowers with fluted petals and a more compact habit. Many people see 'Jethro Tull' PP18789 as an improvement over 'Zamfir' since its petals are more consistently fluted and the plants are super floriferous, providing unbeatable color impact in the garden in early and midsummer. It was bred by the same folks who brought us 'Zamfir', Itsaul Plants in Atlanta, Georgia.

Try pairing 'Jethro Tull' PP18789 with purple blooming perennials such as Salvia or Hardy Geranium.

Coreopsis is easy to grow, making it a good choice for beginners. One plant will provide you with long-lasting cut flower bouquets nearly all summer long.

Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  18 Inches
Flower Color:  Gold/Orange shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun 
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies 
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto'
Coreopsis

This award winning coreopsis has the unique combination of a dwarf habit and large flowers. It looks fabulous in containers and also works well as a bedding plant or as edging.

From early through late summer, a plethora of 2 inch diameter, golden yellow, semi-double to double flowers are produced atop compact, rounded mounds of dark green foliage. This is a very showy perennial!

Coreopsis is easy to grow, making it a good choice for beginners. One plant will provide you with long-lasting cut flower bouquets all summer long.

Height:  6-8 Inches
Spread:  6-8 Inches
Flower Color: Yellow shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies 
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Delphinum

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Common Name: 
Larkspur
Delphinium elatum 'Moonlight Blues'
Delphinium

One of the shortest Delphiniums yet to come from Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums in New Zealand. This petite new seed strain measures in at just 2½-3’ tall in full bloom.

Even more impressive is that half of this height is comprised of stout flower spikes! Stunning sky blue flowers with the slightest hint of pink have perfectly contrasting dark bees. The color of the bee ranges from black to brown to blue striped and it really adds some pop to these cool blue blossoms.

After the main spike is finished blooming, trim it off and watch many side shoots develop and bloom just as beautifully as the first. The extra flower stems help to prolong the bloom time and to give the plant its bushy appearance.

The foliage of this variety tends to be a bit lighter green than others in the series, but is just as robust and healthy. Delphiniums perform best when fed heavily and regularly.

This selection is a member of the New Millennium Hybrids. The English hybrid type of delphiniums are bred by Dowdeswell's Delphiniums in New Zealand and are hand crossed to produce the highest quality seed. These F1 hybrids have excellent form, strong stems, and a vigorous growth habit. They were selected for their improved tolerance of heat and humidity, while retaining their cold hardiness.


$6.99

Dianthus

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Common Name: 
Hardy Carnation
Dianthus 'Coconut Punch'
Pinks
This little perennial packs quite a punch!  Its 1.5 - 2" wide, fluffy looking, fragrant, double blossoms are intricately pattered in contrasting shades of red and white. 

The flowers open deep red with large white blotches in the center of each petal.  As the flowers mature, the white blotches expand and the red color lightens, leaving a wine colored ring around each petal. 

The grey-green foliage forms a grassy looking clump that is just the right size for the front of the flower border or in combination containers.

Height:  12 Inches
Spread:  12 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® 'Maraschino' PPAF CPBRAF
Pinks

Red flowers are a hot color for a garden, and ‘Maraschino’ delivers with 1 ¼ - 1 ½” wide cherry red flowers and dark burgundy eye. Fluffy, double flowers with deeply fringed petals have a sweet fragrance. If you need something to contrast the green foliage in your garden, ‘Maraschino’ will surprise and delight you with its silvery blue, spiky leaves. The foliage looks great all season, and won’t get tired in the heat of summer.

Deer resistant, low maintenance and drought tolerant, attracts butterflies, fragrant, cute cut flower—what more could one want in a perennial? The Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH®series delivers all that and more in your choice of four colors. Double flowers stand like mini carnations atop a short mound of evergreen foliage in early summer. A quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall. Dianthus is just the right size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers.
 
 
 
*The FRUIT PUNCH® trademark is owned by Walters Gardens, Inc.
Intro Year: 2015
Breeder: Hans Hansen
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc./Proven Winners®
Origin: Not Native to North America

 

Height:  9 Inches
Spread:  12 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
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Dicentra

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Common Name: 
Bleeding Hearts
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
Common Bleeding Heart

Every bit as charming as the pink form, D. s. 'Alba' forms large, bushy clumps of powdery-light green foliage comprised of cut or lobed leaves on fleshy stems. In late spring, chains of puffy, white, heart-shaped flowers dangle beneath the arching, leafless stems. These racemes make delightful additions to fresh bouquets, lasting about 2 weeks in a vase. In cooler climates with adequate moisture, the bloom time may be extended into early summer.

After putting on this fantastic display, Old-Fashioned Bleeding Hearts usually go dormant until the following spring. However, if plants are kept well-watered during the spring, dormancy may be delayed until late summer or early fall. Other bushy perennials, such as Hosta, Geranium, or Sedge, should be planted nearby to fill in the resulting gaps.

Height:  30 Inches
Spread:  18-36 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part Shade to Full Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Bleeding Heart

This steady performer has everything you could want in a fern-leaved bleeding heart: astonishing vigor, sun and heat tolerance, bright rose heart-shaped flowers that appear from late spring into fall, and lacy, soft blue-green foliage.  Unlike the Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart, 'King of Hearts' will not go dormant in midsummer as long as the soil is kept moist. Rather, it will enchant passersby all season long.

Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  12 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to Full shade 
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Dicentra 'Luxuriant'
Bleeding Heart

Cherry red, heart-shaped blooms dance charmingly above spreading mounds of ferny, blue-green foliage. This selection is everblooming, flowering most freely in spring and continuing throughout the summer and into fall. It also seems to tolerate more sun and summer heat than most other varieties. Unlike the Common Bleeding Heart, D. 'Luxuriant' will not go dormant in midsummer as long as the soil is kept moist. Rather, it will enchant passersby all season long.

Height:  12-15 Inches
Spread:  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to Full shade 
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Dicentra spectabilis
Common Bleeding Heart

A classic charmer! One of the oldest but still irreplaceable perennials in cultivation. Old-fashioned Bleeding Hearts form large, bushy clumps of powdery-green foliage comprised of cut or lobed leaves on fleshy stems. In late spring, chains of puffy heart-shaped flowers with rose-pink petals and white tips dangle beneath the arching, leafless stems. These racemes make delightful additions to fresh bouquets, lasting about 2 weeks in a vase. In cooler climates with adequate moisture, the bloom time may be extended into early summer.

After putting on this fantastic display, Old-Fashioned Bleeding Hearts usually go dormant until the following spring. However, if plants are kept well-watered during the spring, dormancy may be delayed until late summer or early fall. Other bushy perennials, such as Hosta, Geranium, or Sedge, should be planted nearby to fill in the resulting gaps.

Height:  30-36 Inches
Spread:  30-36 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part Shade to Full shade 
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Digitalis

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Common Name: 
Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain'
Foxglove-Common
A rare first! 'Candy Mountain' is the first foxglove ever to have upward-facing flowers instead of the usual downward-facing ones. With this new angle, viewers can easily see the beautifully speckled throats of these rose pink blossoms. They are produced on very strong, strictly upright stems in early summer.  This variety is a biennial.

Digitalis forms large rosettes of downy, green, oblong leaves from which numerous flower spikes emerge. It looks especially nice when planted along fences, at the wood's edge, or in large containers.

Height:  3'
Spread:  1'
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 

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Echinacea

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Common Name: 
Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'
Coneflower

A dwarf version of the well-known native purple coneflower, selected by Kim Hawks. Large, daisy-like flowers with clear pink, recurved ray petals and large, bronzy-orange central cones appear atop knee-high plants with sturdy stems. Its small stature makes this cultivar a great choice for small gardens. It tends to grow slowly, so it will not overtake neighboring plants.

Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, Coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.

Height:  18-24 Inches
Spread:  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to Part shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and songbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Echinacea Sundown™ 'Evan Saul'
Coneflower
At last, a coneflower that's not purple! This selection sports warm russet-orange flowers with a prominent, brownish central cone. Their nice wide petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial presence. Plant this one up close where you can enjoy its delightful rose-like fragrance.
 
Height:  32-40 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Gold/Orange shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to Part shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and songbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
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Euonymous Coloratus

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Common Name: 
Wintercreeper
Euonymous coloratus
Wintercreeper
Sun to shade. Hardy groundcover with dense spreading habits. The green foliage turns purplish in the late fall.

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Ferns-Perennial

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Matteuccia struthiopteris
Ostrich Fern

One of the largest and most popular ferns in cultivation today. The dark green, pinnate fronds are shaped like ostrich plumes, being much wider at the top and tapering down to a bare stipe.

The first set of leaves is sterile and has a gracefully arching form. These leaves can reach heights of 6 feet in ideal environments. This set of leaves dies back by early to midsummer and is replaced by a set of fertile, dark green leaves which are about half the height of the sterile ones. These leaves turn a shiny bronze-gold in fall, becoming brown in winter. They remain standing all winter long.

Height:  3-6 Feet
Spread:  3-4 Feet
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to full shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and rabbit resistant

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Ostrich ferns need plenty of space to grow since they are rapid spreaders. They spread by dense underground runners which extend out in all directions, quickly forming colonies.

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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Fern-Japanese Painted

2004 Perennial Plant of the Year!
One of the most colorful ferns for the garden, the Japanese Painted Fern has silvery-grey fronds which are dusty purple towards the center. They are set off by the purplish-red veins and stems.

This fern has a low and mounding habit, slowly spreading by rhizomes to form dense colonies. The fronds are positioned in a way that creates a horizontal layering effect much like you see in Dogwood trees.

Height:  12-18 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Foliage Color:  Silver shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade to full shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant

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Athyrium 'Ghost'
Fern-Ghost

A hybrid cross between Japanese Painted fern (A. niponicum 'Pictum') and Lady Fern (A. filix-femina), this selection sports stunning frosted apple green fronds that seem to emit a ghostly white light in the shade. Dark purple stems hold the broad fronds rigidly upright. This selection is taller than many other Athyriums and is more tolerant of dry soil.

Height:  2-3 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade to full shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant

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Athyrium felix-forma 'Lady in Red'
Fern-Lady

This fern's vibrant burgundy stems coupled with its dark green fronds will compliment everything else in your shade garden. When planted amidst the dark purple leaves of coral bells, its burgundy stems really stand out.

Note: The burgundy color in the stems develops after the second dormancy.

Height:  3 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade to full shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant

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Gaillardia

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Common Name: 
Blanket Flower
Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'
Blanket Flower
A 2005 All-American Selection and winner of the 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal. This compact and uniform perennial produces masses of large, 3" diameter, fiery orange-red blooms tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. Butterflies are highly attracted to its bright colors. Since these plants bloom from early summer into fall, they will provide continuous color in containers and will keep those vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long.

These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.

Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  10 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) 
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies 
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Geranium

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Common Name: 
Cranesbill
Geranium 'Rozanne'
Geranium-Hardy

Huge, glowing violet blue, saucer-shaped flowers with distinctive white eyes and reddish-purple veining are held above mounds of deep green foliage that is slightly marbled with chartreuse. One of the longest blooming perennials. This is an amazingly free-flowering cultivar; it keeps the blooms coming from late spring into mid-fall. In one season, one vigorous plant will cover a 2-3 sq. foot area. It looks especially nice when complimented by yellow or chartreuse flowers or foliage.

Hardy geraniums are wonderful filler plants for any landscape, either residential or commercial. They blend nicely with most other perennials and offer continuous color throughout the summer months.

Height:  18-20 Inches
Spread:  24-36 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple/Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 

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Geranium 'Tiny Monster'
Geranium-Hardy
A solid performer with a quickly spreading habit and foliage that remains attractive throughout the entire season. 'Tiny Monster' is a reliable groundcover for landscapers and gardeners who appreciate low-maintenance perennials.
 
 
Height:  16-18 Inches
Spread:  24-36 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 

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Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter'
Hardy Geranium
This attractive dark-leafed selection forms a compact mound of finely cut, plum purple foliage. From early to late summer, leafy scapes carry clusters of vibrant lilac blue flowers which contrast superbly with the dark foliage. It makes a colorful addition to combination containers or the front of the garden.
 
Hardy geraniums are wonderful filler plants for any landscape, either residential or commercial. They blend nicely with most other perennials and offer continuous color throughout the summer months.
 
Breeder: Jelitto Perennial Seeds
Introducer: Jelitto Perennial Seeds
Parentage: Developed from 'Victor Reiter' and 'Midnight Reiter'
Origin: Not Native to North America
Height: 16-18 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
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Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
Hardy Geranium
Prized for its vigorous groundcovering capabilities, 'Biokovo' will look good all season with little maintenance. In late spring, white flowers with pink sepals begin to appear and continue to bloom sporadically all summer long. The fragrant, glossy green leaves take on reddish tints in fall.
This species demands well-drained soil and protection from the hot afternoon sun.
 
Hardy geraniums are wonderful filler plants for any landscape, either residential or commercial. They blend nicely with most other perennials and offer continuous color throughout the summer months.
 
Origin: Not Native to North America
Height: 10-12 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Flower Color: White shades
Foliage Color: Green shades 
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
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Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow'
Hardy Geranium
Cup-shaped, lavender-pink flowers appear above a carpet of deeply lobed, green foliage from late spring thru midsummer. This is an especially strong grower and long-blooming selection, and it will benefit from being deadheaded.
 
The intricately cut leaves are green for most of the season but earn their namesake from the brilliant crimson-red they turn in fall.
 
This species is so adaptable that it handles both hot summer and cold winter climates with ease.
 
Height: 12 Inches
Spread: 18 Inches
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun - Part Shade
 
 
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Geum

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Geum flora plena 'Blazing Sunset'
Geum
From the Thompson & Morgan breeding program comes this delightful fully double, scarlet red geum. Its flowers measure up to 50% larger than other varieties and they continue to bloom over a very long period from late spring into summer. Enjoy them as a cut flower in fresh bouquets.

The fuzzy, green leaves form an attractive mound that makes a good filler for the front or middle of the flower border.

Geum is a fast grower that is rarely bothered by pests or diseases.

Height:  24 Inches
Spread:  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Grasses-Perennial

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Desert Plains'
Fountain Grass

This large fountain grass makes a great focal point in a sunny landscape. It is easy to grow as long as full sun is provided. Many consider it to be the best hardy Pennisetum available today.

'Desert Plains' is a seedling of 'Cassian' discovered by Gary Trucks of Amber Wave Gardens in West Michigan. It has an improved habit, flowering performance, and fall color, over 'Cassian' and 'Hameln'.

The finely textured, narrow, green leaves form a beautiful upright vase-shaped clump. Beginning in midsummer, the tips of the foliage begin to turn deep red and the entire clump transitions to shades of orange and gold in fall. Showy 5” bottlebrush plumes held above the foliage emerge smoky purple and age to tan.

Height:  3 Feet
Spread:  3 Feet
Flower Color:  Tan shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 

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Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'
Red Switch Grass

Absolutely ideal for growing in decorative containers, this hardy Red Switch Grass is a perennial substitute for Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. Measuring in at just 3ft (2ft before blooming), 'Cheyenne Sky' forms a tight, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that begins turning wine red in early summer.

By late summer, nearly the entire clump is drenched in color and is topped by matching wine-red flower panicles held just above the foliage. It makes a dynamite specimen plant and is even more eye-catching when planted en masse.

Switch grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing thru winter unless snows are heavy. This provides important cover for birds during the coldest days of winter. This grass is very versitile from a design standpoint; it is effective as a specimen, in masses, for screening, alongside ponds or streams, or even in large containers.

Height:  3 Feet
Spread: 18 Inches
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color:  Purple shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Oktoberfest' PPAF
‘Oktoberfest’ is the gold standard in Miscanthus. The wide, deep green leaves with a white midrib form a narrowly upright tower about 4 ½’ tall before blooming.
 
In late summer or early fall, the foliage develops deep purple and red highlights which complement the showy flowers that emerge a rich shade of shimmering burgundy and copper, then mature into fluffy, creamy tan seed heads.
 
Compared to older Miscanthus like ‘Gracillimus’, this selection blooms much earlier (making it better for northern climates where the growing season is shorter) and has much improved fall color. It also develops its beautiful fall color earlier in the season.
 
Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.
 
Height: 6 Feet
Spread:  3-4 Feet
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Miscanthus 'Purpurascens'

One of the very best Miscanthus cultivars available today. Its fantastic fall color, upright habit, early flowering time, and extreme cold hardiness have certainly earned it this recognition.

From early to midseason, the leaves are a pleasant grey-green. In the fall, they turn a brilliant reddish orange, hence the name 'Flame Grass'. The seed heads begin to appear in late summer with magenta hues. As winter approaches, they transform into silky white panicles which are especially lovely when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun.

Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.

Height:  4 Feet
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

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Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior'
Big Bluestem
Tall, strictly upright clump of green foliage that begins to take on dusky purple tones as early as midsummer. 

In late summer, glossy deep purple, three-branched inflorescences that vaguely resemble a turkey’s foot are produced on reddish stems.  When they first open, tiny bright red-orange pollen sacs dangle from the flowers and are quite visible even from a distance. 

As the cooler weather arrives, the foliage transitions from green to a deep smoky purple with red highlights, becoming enrobed in a shroud of purple by mid-fall.  

Dubbed the “monarch of the prairie”, this native grass was once the dominant component of the American tallgrass prairie.  It adapts easily to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions as long as full sun is provided.  This long-lived grass has a variety of uses including screening, naturalizing, restoring prairies, and nesting materials for birds and mammals.

Height:  5-6 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green/purple shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)

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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'
Variegated Feather Reed Grass

A stunning variegated form of 'Karl Foerster' brought to us from Steve Schmidt of American Ornamental Perennials. The reverse variegation of C. 'Overdam', this selection has deep green leaves with a wide white stripe down the center. The variegation remains distinctively appealing throughout the growing season. This is the perfect plant to use as a screen or backdrop in your garden due to its distinctly upright and clumping habit.

Height:  4-5 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Flower Color: Tan shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Feather Reed Grass

Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. This is a cool season, clumping grass with a compact, erect growth habit. It is especially prized in the north where the magnificent, wheat-like seed heads appear in late spring and last all season long.

C. 'Karl Foerster' provides a great backdrop for lower growing, flowering perennials throughout the year. It is also useful for screening purposes and will not reseed. A good choice for heavy clay soils.

Height:  5 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Flower Color:  Tan shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Erianthus ravennae
Plume Grass

An absolute giant of the ornamental grass world. Considered by many to be the best substitute for Pampas Grass in northern regions, they share similar plumes and height.

Having an upright arching form, the gray-green leaves reach a height of about 5 feet. In late summer, dynamic flower spikes reach skyward, achieving impressive heights of 8 to 12 feet. Silvery flower panicles with hints of purple top these spikes and then brighten to white in fall. These plumes are often used in fresh and dried flower arrangements.

The fall color of Erianthus is just as spectacular as the feathery plumes. Multiple colors including orange, tan, purple, and beige blend throughout. The brown, dried stalks form looming shadows in winter, and are especially beautiful when planted with a backdrop of dark green or with the white of snow.

This is the ideal specimen plant for large gardens. Its imposing size and durability also makes it a good choice for use in parks, golf courses, along highways, or anywhere else a tall screen or windbreak is desired.

Height:  9-12 Feet
Spread:  6-8 Feet
Flower Color: Tan shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Blue Fescue

Soft powdery blue, spiky foliage that keeps its color all year round makes this grass a top pick. One of the more durable and longer-lived varieties, 'Elijah Blue' is a small, clumping grass with a rounded habit. In early summer, wheat-like seed heads are produced on tall, spikey stalks in great numbers. Prefering dryer conditions, this is the perfect grass for rock gardens, in stone troughs or pots, for costal climates, or even for use as edging.

Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  8-10 Inches
Flower Color: Tan shades
Foliage Color:  Blue shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to part shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Huron Sunrise'
Maiden Grass
The most profusely blooming Miscanthus. Though the green leaves with silver mid-ribs form beautiful clumps, the most outstanding feature of this new cultivar is its flowers. In late summer, a profusion of full, burgundy plumes sweep the sky.
 
The plant maintains its graceful form throughout winter, providing tremendous winter interest. Hardy to zone 4, this variety is great for northern climates.
 
Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.
 
Height:  5-6 Feet
Spread:  3-4 Feet
Flower Color: Purple-red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to part shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'
Dwarf Zebra Grass

A neat and tidy appearance, ease of maintenance, and reliable bloom makes this one of the most popular new ornamental grasses on the market. Though it looks like M. 'Zebrinus' with its distinctive gold banding, this variety is shorter, more upright, and keeps its color all season.

'Little Zebra' flowers reliably every year in late summer, even when the weather is unusually cool. The lovely reddish purple plumes are held 1 foot above the foliage, then change to a creamy tan color in winter. 

 

Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.

 

Height:  3-4 Feet
Spread:  2-3 Feet
Flower Color: Purple/Red shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to part shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Maiden Grass

An especially refined and elegant ornamental grass. Fine leaf blades are green with clean, paper-thin, white margins that give the plant a silvery cast when viewed from a distance. This plant is luminous when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. It is prized for its rounded habit that never flops. Many consider 'Morning Light' to be one of the finest cultivars of Miscanthus.

This grass requires a very long, hot growing season to be able to produce flowers. When it does, they are spectacular reddish bronze plumes that appear in late fall. As the seeds mature, they become cream colored and fluffy; they make wonderful accents to the tan winter foliage.

Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.

Height:  4-5 Feet
Spread:  3 Feet
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to part shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Fountain Grass

Selected by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials from among P. 'National Arboretum', 'Red Head' is an earlier flowering form of P. alopecuroides. It begins to show its huge, bottlebrush plumes in mid to late summer. Deep purple buds mature to smoky purple plumes that can measure a whopping 3" wide by 8-10" long! The cool temperatures of fall bring out gold tones in the green foliage. The combination of foliage and flower remains attractive for several months.

Height:  3-4 Feet
Spread:  3 Feet
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' PPAF
Little Bluestem
This selection of our native Schizachyrium has a beautifully refined habit and puts forth a strong show of color in late summer and fall.
 
The glaucous blue-green foliage begins to take on scarlet red tones in late summer, turning a deeper red-purple through the fall. Tiny, tan seed heads appear in early fall on the top half of the stems.
 
An improvement over older cultivars, this grass maintains its strictly upright habit through fall.
 
Schizachyrium is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site, or for a plant that will grow in hot, dry areas where other plants have a hard time surviving.

 

Height:  3 Feet
Spread:  18 Inches
Flower Color: Tan shades
Foliage Color:  Blue shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 


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Helictotrichon sempervirens
Blue Oat Grass

Blue Oat grass looks like a miniature water fountain, with its densely packed leaves gently spraying upward and arching back downward at the tips. This species displays spiky, blue-gray foliage that will draw your attention all season long. In mild climates, this grass is evergreen; it is semi-evergreen in colder zones. In early summer, small, tan seed heads appear on tall stems held well above the foliage. Blue Oat Grass adds a wonderful coarse element to rock gardens, coastal gardens, or dry hillsides.

Height:  2 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Flower Color: Tan shades
Foliage Color:  Blue shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Dwarf Fountain Grass
More compact and shorter than the species, 'Hameln' has finely textured leaves that are especially lovely when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun.
 
Soft, greenish-cream colored panicles begin to appear in midsummer, a few weeks earlier than the species. This grass works most effectively in mass plantings, but also can be used as an accent plant in gardens and in containers.
 
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
Flower Color: Tan shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

$5.99
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
Miniature Fountain Grass
A truly miniature fountain grass, 'Little Bunny' stands only 18" tall when in bloom. Cute cream-colored, tufted seed heads look like a bunch of little bunnies' tails dancing above the dense clump of dark green foliage. The blooms begin to appear in midsummer.
 
Due to its small size, this variety is particularly well-suited to sunny rock gardens, containers, or the front of the border. It originated as a seedling of P. 'Hameln'.
 
Height: 18 Inches
Spread: 18 Inches
Flower Color: White shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

$5.99

Hedera Helix

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
English Ivy
Hedera helix
English Ivy
The classic American groundcover. A low-maintenance, evergreen vine.  Leaves are deep forest green with a pronounced central lobe and creamy white veins. A clinging vine that climbs by means of tiny sticky suckers.
 
Partial shade to shade

3" Pot-$1.99
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Hemerocallis

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Red Hot Returns' PP13499
Daylily
Master daylily hybridizer Darrel Apps has done it again! This time, he’s developed the first red, continuous blooming daylily that performs well in northern climates.
 
Brilliant cherry red, ruffled blossoms have a brightly contrasting yellow halo and an apple green throat. They rest just above the dark green foliage, held up there like a bouquet all summer long.
 
It is a vigorous grower that readily increases its foliage and like EARLYBIRD CARDINAL™, it produces several flower scapes per fan. This daylily begins blooming in early midseason and repeats bloom all the way into fall. In zone 7, there are typically about 105 day of bloom. And since it's an extended bloomer, each flower remains open for at least 16 hours.
 
Brilliant color all season long on low maintenance plants—now that’s what today’s gardeners are looking for!
 
Semi-evergreen diploid.
 
This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.
 
Height:  24 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 
*Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hemerocallis 'Alabama Jubilee'
Daylily
  • Huge 7", fiery red-orange flowers with a deeper red band and gold throat
     
  • Sculpted petals are delightfully ruffled and are of good substance, holding up well in the hot summer sun
     
  • Fragrant
     
  • Blooms in midsummer
     
  • Outstanding pest resistant foliage looks great all season long

This is considered a "Designer" daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Height:  30 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Gold/Orange shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hemerocallis 'Baja'
Daylily
  • 6", showy blood red tepals with a bright yellow halo and midribs, and a green throat
     
  • Slightly recurved tepals with smooth edges
     
  • Flowers have a velvety texture, are sunfast, and have fantastic form
     
  • Semi-evergreen foliage
     
  • Blooms in early to midsummer; rebloomer
     
  • Tetraploid  

Height:  26 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi'
Daylily
  • Widely regarded as one of the best purple daylilies on the market
     
  • 6", saturated true purple flowers with a lime green throat
     
  • Very sunfast for such a dark color
     
  • A strong grower, well-branched, and heavily budded
     
  • Blooms in midsummer
     
  • Semi-evergreen foliage
     
  • Tetraploid
    Height:  33 Inches
    Spread:  18-24 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple shades
    Foliage Color:  Green shades
    Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
    Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
    Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
     

    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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$11.99
Hemerocallis 'Black Eyed Susan'
Daylily
  • 4.5", rich yellow-orange tepals with a maroon eye and orange throat
     
  • Petal edges are lightly crimped; sepals are smooth and somewhat recurved
     
  • High bud count
     
  • Blooms in midsummer; rebloomer
     
  • One of the most consistent reblooming daylilies in northern regions
     
  • Tetraploid

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Height:  28 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Gold/Orange shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'
Daylily
  • The world's most popular daylily!
     
  • 2.75", bright gold complete self with mild pie crust edging and a subtle fragrance
     
  • Blooms from early to midsummer, followed by waves of rebloom into early fall (Reblooms best if plants are deadheaded)
     
  • Extended bloom--flowers last at least 16 hrs. each
     
  • Performs superbly in the landscape; great for edging 
Height:  15 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow/Gold shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$5.99
Hemerocallis 'Siloam Peony Display'
Daylily
Like a bouquet of peonies, this lovely cultivar produces an elegant display of consistently fully double, peach colored, diamond dusted blossoms with ruffled petals in midsummer and then again later in the season. The fragrant blooms measure up to 6 inches across and have a rose blush band near the center of the flower. This cultivar is an extended bloomer, so the flowers remain open for at least 16 hours. Truly unique!
 
*The RAINBOW RHYTHM® trademark is owned by Walters Gardens, Inc.
Breeder: Pauline Henry
Origin: Not Native to North America
 
Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Peach shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$9.99
Hemerocallis 'Going Bananas'
Daylily
  • An improved 'Happy Returns' with larger flowers and nearly continuous bloom into fall
     
  • 4", slightly fragrant, lemon yellow blossoms with a green throat (slightly lighter yellow than 'Happy Returns')
     
  • Recurved, overlapping petals with slightly ruffled margins
     
  • Displays excellent 3-way branching, producing 10-15 well-spaced flowers per scape
     
  • Flowers open symmetrically just above the foliage
     
  • Starts blooming 1-2 weeks later than 'Happy Returns' in early summer, and blooms nearly continuously into early fall
     
  • Flowers open fully after cool nights
     
  • Semi-evergreen foliage
  • Not recommended for overwintering in containers
  • Diploid

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Height:  19-22 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns'
Daylily
 
  • An extremely popular and widely used reblooming daylily
  • 3", fragrant, canary yellow complete self
  • Tepal edges are slightly crimped
  • Of 'Stella de Oro' parentage, though flowers are slightly larger and a clear lemon yellow instead of gold
  • Blooms profusely in early summer and reblooms sporadically until frost
  • Extended bloom--flowers last at least 16 hours each
  • Deep green healthy foliage
  • Very heat tolerant, but may pause blooming in the hottest parts of summer
  • Diploid
  • Awards: HM '92, MNLA Grower's Choice Award™ '01

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 


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Hemerocallis 'Buttered Popcorn'
Daylily

One of our best reblooming large-flowered daylilies

6", fragrant, butter yellow complete self with a tiny, green throat
 
 
Good branching; produces many flowers on the same scape
 
 
Blooms first in midsummer, then continues to rebloom all summer long
 
 
Tetraploid
 
 
Award: HM '01
Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).
 
Breeder: Benzinger
 
Origin: Not Native to North America
 

 

Height:  32 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

$9.99
Hemerocallis 'Purple de Oro'
Daylily
 
  • AKA 'Razzmatazz'
  • 2.5", medium purple flowers and a bright yellow throat
     
  • Petals have narrow pie crust edges, dark purple veining, and paler purple midribs; smooth-edged sepals have white tips
     
  • Blooms in early to midsummer; rebloomer
     
  • A miniature daylily with a compact growth habit; the perfect size for containers
     
Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$6.99
Hemerocallis 'Ruby Sentinel'
Daylily

This award winning red flowered daylily is a vigorous grower and excellent performer in the landscape.  Three foot tall scapes carry loads of fragrant, rich ruby red flowers with matching red stamens and a brilliant emerald green throat.  The broad, rounded petals are nicely ruffled and somewhat recurved.  This is a nocturnal, extended bloom variety, so the flowers open in late afternoon and then remain open for at least 16 hours.

Height:  36 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hemerocallis 'Spellbinder'
Daylily
 
  • 6.5", fragrant, radiant golden-orange complete self with a small, dark green throat
  • Petals have tightly compressed pie crust edges; sepals are smooth and slightly recurved 
  • Heavily budded, sturdy scapes
  • Blooms in midsummer; rebloomer
  • Extended bloom--flowers last at least 16 hrs. each
  • Strong grower and pest resistant
  • Tetraploid
Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).
 
Height:  34 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Orange shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

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Hemerocallis 'When My Sweetheart Returns' PP13480
Daylily
One of only a handful of truly everblooming daylilies, this little charmer blooms non-stop for about 3 ½ months straight beginning in mid-June in zone 7 or early July in zone 5.
 
Each 4", soft peachy yellow blossom with a large, rose pink eye, lemon throat, and romantically ruffled petals is of perfect form. You’ll be impressed with how quickly this daylily bulks up and unlike most daylilies that produce a single flower scape per fan, this one often produces several scapes per fan, making it extremely floriferous in the landscape.
 
Its short stature and continuous flower show makes this the perfect daylily for growing at the front of the border and in containers.
 
Dormant diploid. Extended bloom: each flower remains open for at least 16hrs.
 
Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).
 
Origin: Not Native to North America
Height: 14 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Flower Color: Yellow shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
 
*Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. 

$9.99
Hemerocallis 'Passionate Returns' PP20002
Daylily
(Apps-Blew) (AKA ‘Dynamite Returns’) From renowned daylily breeder Darrel Apps comes what he considers his best overall quality rebloomer to date. An everblooming daylily, ‘Passionate Returns’ blooms for about 3 ½ months beginning in mid-June in zone 7 or early July in zone 5. 4”, rosy red, ruffled flowers have perfect form. Flowers are held just at the top of the foliage, with multiple branched scapes and lots of buds to make it extremely floriferous in the landscape. Its short stature and continuous flower show makes this the perfect daylily for growing at the front of the border and in containers.
 
Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).
 
Origin: Not Native to North America
Height: 17 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
 
*Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$9.99
Hemerocallis 'Rosy Returns'
 
  • 4", fragrant, rose-pink blend with a deep rose eyezone and yellow throat
     
  • The first hardy rose pink everblooming daylily
     
  • Blooms consistently from June to frost in Michigan; each stem bears 9-12 buds
     
  • Diploid
     
  • Award winner

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Height:  14 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Heuchera

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Coral Bells
Heuchera 'Berry Timeless' PPAF
Coral Bells
A revolution in Heuchera genetics! You’ll be amazed at the unbelievable flower production of our new ‘Berry Timeless’. A myriad of light pink flowers which age to a deeper rose red are produced in tight wands on 18-20” scapes.
 
What is so remarkable is what happens when the flowers are spent—they dry in place on the stems similar to what Statice does instead of falling off and leaving bare stems, thus the reference to the everlasting flowers in its name. You’ll get a two toned look of light and dark pink flowers on the same plant for a strong show of color. Even better, this plant blooms and reblooms continuously, not in waves, from early summer to frost!
 
You’ll have plenty of time to sell this plant in bloom if you're a retailer and loads of flowers to enjoy all summer if you're a gardener. Cut flower producers should also take note of this new everlasting heavy bloomer.
 
Breeders have come a long way with creating Heucheras with fantastic flowers, but this one also has very attractive, lightly silvered, mint green foliage that forms a compact, dense clump. The flowers stand in perfect proportion and contrast to the foliage.
 
This plant is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. The villosa species is a robust, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. Most villosas produce cream flowers in midsummer, though they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.
 
Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.

Height:  6 Inches
Spread:  20 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Full Shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Heuchera 'Georgia Peach'
Coral Bells

You'll be blown away by the spectacular glowing peach colored foliage of this new Heuchera from Terra Nova Nurseries! 

The very large leaves, which can measure up to 8" across, have rounded lobes and are dusted with a light silver overlay.  In fall and winter, the foliage turns a warm rose-purple color.  Dainty creamy white flowers are produced in early summer.

Height:  14 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Orange shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Full Shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Heuchera 'Citronelle' PP17934
Coral Bells

'Citronelle' is a robust hybrid with citron yellow leaves and silver undersides. When planted in heavier shade, the leaves will be more chartreuse. Since the leaves are so light in color, this variety appreciates more shade than some of the other villosa hybrids.

 
'Citronelle' is a sport of the popular 'Caramel' and has the same great compact habit. It is from Thierry Delabroye of France.
 
This plant is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. The villosa species is a large, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. Most produce cream flowers in midsummer, though they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.
 
Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.

 

Height:  12 Inches
Spread:  12-14 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part Shade to Full Shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Coral Bells

The original purple coral bells, 'Palace Purple' is perhaps the most well-recognized and widely planted variety of all heucheras. It was the 1991 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.

This selection has very large, shiny, and star-shaped leaves compared to most other heucheras, ranging in color from deep olive green to purplish-bronze. Their undersides, which are quite visible in the loosely formed clumps, are a striking metallic amethyst purple. The 20 inch tall, leafed flower scapes bear an abundance of tiny cream flowers.

Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers.

Height:  8-12 Inches
Spread:  12-16 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Multi shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Full Shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Heuchera 'Plum Pudding' COPF
Coral Bells
Not the typical burgundy color of some heucheras, this variety sports leaves that are truly plum purple with even darker purple veins. They are attractively ruffled and have bluntly pointed tips. The newer leaves are somewhat glossy, and all have deep purple undersides.
 
This heuchera forms a spreading clump and makes a fantastic groundcover when planted en masse. The dainty cream flowers which appear on 26 inch scapes are an added bonus in early summer.
 
Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  12-16 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Full Shade
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Heucherella

Main Category: 
Heucherella 'Pink Fizz' PPAF
Foamy Bells
A durable plant for sun or shade, this new Heucherella forms a full clump of large, deeply lobed, soft green leaves with a light silvering and heavy wine red to deep purple veining. It keeps its cool coloring and maintains its tight habit all season.
 
From early through midsummer, pure pink flowers burst open from hot pink buds on scapes that bubble up above the leaves like strawberry soda pop. The flowers are closely spaced on the wands, giving a strong show of color just above the foliage.
 
Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella which are both native to the United States.
 
Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  18 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Full Shade

 

*Info and Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.
 

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Hibiscus

Main Category: 
Hibiscus 'Heartthrob' PP24760
Hardy Hibiscus

 

From the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program comes our darkest red flowered selection to date.
 
Near-black, glossy, pointy buds open to lustrous, dramatic deep red blossoms with a blackish red center and veining. Bright yellow pollen on the red anthers in the center of each blossom pops with contrast. The 8-10” wide blossoms have rounded, overlapping petals with a hint of ruffling on the edges.
 
‘Heartthrob’ forms a compact, well-branched, rounded clump of mid-green, hydrangea-like leaves. At just 4’ tall, it fits nicely into the back of the border and offers outstanding late summer interest.

 

Height:  4 Feet
Spread:  2-3 Feet
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hibiscus 'Party Favor' PP22250
Hardy Hibiscus

This super long blooming Hibiscus cultivar from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program will delight you with large 8-10 inch wide blossoms from midsummer until frost!

 
Rose pink buds open to glossy cotton candy pink flowers with heavily ruffled, overlapping petals and a red eye. Since it is an indeterminate bloomer, the flowers are produced at the nodes all up the flowering stems rather than just at the top like some other cultivars.
 
The highly dissected, green leaves on nicely branched, red stems form a sizable clump in the landscape. 'Party Favor' PPAF is suitable en masse for the back of the border or planted singly as a focal point.

 

Height:  5 Feet
Spread:  5 Feet
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$9.99
Hibiscus 'Plum Fantasy' PPAF
Hardy Hibiscus

This incredibly floriferous new Hibiscus sets buds at the top 6-7 nodes up the stems compared to the top 3-4 on average. Lipstick red buds open to very large 8-9”, vibrant magenta red flowers with a deeper red eye and red stamens. The texture of the flower petals is very unique compared to other Hibiscus—they are distinctly puckered and crinkled, giving them added dimension.

 
The dramatic flower color really pops against the super dark green, maple-like foliage which takes on a tint of greyed purple late in the season. ‘Plum Fantasy’ forms an upright rounded clump in the landscape and makes a fantastic specimen plant for sunny landscapes.

 

Height:  4 Feet
Spread:  4 Feet
Flower Color:  Red/Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hibiscus 'Mocha Moon'
Hibiscus
With the combination of dark foliage and white flowers, you can’t go wrong with this new Walters Gardens, Inc. Hibiscus introduction. Huge 7-8”, slightly cupped pure white flowers have a scarlet red eye that bleeds a little way onto the slightly ruffled, overlapping petals. Flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than only at the top like some older cultivars. The bright lime green carpels that hold the flowers contrast nicely with the deep bronze-green foliage. The thick, leathery, maple-like leaves form an upright and full clump that makes a fantastic specimen plant for sunny landscapes.
Height: 4 Feet
Spread: 5 Feet
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Purple Shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun to Part shade
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

$9.99
Hibiscus 'Summer in Paradise'
Hibiscus
There’s no sight quite like a Hardy Hibiscus blooming in late summer, and ‘Summer in Paradise’ truly delivers with its refined habit and attractive, large flowers and floriferous performance. Deep red buds open to 7-8” hot cerise red flowers. Medium green, maple-like leaves are accented by olive green edges. The large leaves quickly fill in the habit to keep it appearing full and refined. Flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than only at the top like some older cultivars. Use in place of a shrub in your garden.
 
Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 3.5 Feet
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Foliage Color: Green Shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun to Part shade
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

$9.99
Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'

The marvelous new ‘Midnight Marvel’ PPAF combines some of the best genetics from our most popular Walters Gardens, Inc. Hibiscus introductions.

From ‘Summer Storm’ PP20443 it inherits very deep wine purple, dissected maple-like foliage that is thick and leathery. From a distance, it appears a bit darker purple than ‘Summer Storm’. Like many perennials with purple foliage, this one needs to be exposed directly to UV light (grown in full sun) to achieve the darkest foliage color.

From ‘Cranberry Crush’ PP21984, it inherits very similar glossy, black-red buds which open to 8-9”, deep scarlet red flowers. The habit is relatively compact, measuring in at 4’ tall x 4 ½’ wide which is intermediate in size between its parents.

Since this variety is an indeterminate bloomer (has buds at several nodes up the stem), it blooms for an extended period from midsummer into early fall. We have been incredibly impressed by the growth and performance of ‘Midnight Marvel’ and think you will be equally delighted!

Height:  4 Feet
Spread:  4 Feet
Flower Color:  Red Shades
Foliage Color: Purple Shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun to Part shade
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$9.99
Hibiscus var. 'Cranberry Crush'
You will love the short but full, compact habit and scarlet red flowers of this new Hibiscus selection from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program. It represents a breakthrough in WGI Hibiscus hybridizing and an improvement over older cultivars with its pristine habit and substantial flowering ability over a long bloom period.
 
Since it is an indeterminate bloomer, the flowers are produced at the nodes all up the flowering stems rather than just at the top like some other cultivars. Near-black buds open to glossy, deep scarlet red, 7-8 inch wide flowers with heavily overlapping petals. These dramatic blossoms cover the plant from midsummer to early fall. They are set against a perfect backdrop of glossy deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves with slight purple overtones.
 
"A colossus in the garden! Extraordinary 7-8" flowers of dusky cranberry, compact, profuse bloomer. Its flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds even into the fall."
 
Height: 4 Feet
Spread: 4 Feet
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full Sun to Part Shade
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$9.99

Hosta

Main Category: 
Hosta 'Wheee!'
Hosta
Extremely ruffled, cream colored margins extend from the tip of each green leaf all the way down the petiole to the crown. This ruffled margin is evident even in the juvenile stage of the plant before vernalization. The leaves of this medium sized hosta are of excellent substance, making them slug resistant in the landscape.
 
Light lavender flowers appear atop purple scapes in midsummer.
 
Height: 11 Inches
Spread:  28 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple Shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

 

$9.99
Hosta 'Brother Stefan'
Hosta
A large sized hosta with a moderate growth rate
Described by many as the most spectacular hosta they have ever seen!
Thick, heavily corrugated and puckered leaves are green with a brilliant gold center
In spring, the margin may have a waxy coating making it appear more blue, and the center may be more chartreuse
Thick leaves exhibit slug resistance
Forms a wide, tall clump, making it the perfect focal point for a shade garden
Near-white flowers sit just above the foliage in late spring or early summer
Named by hybridizer Olga Petryszyn for her brother on his birthday
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
 

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Hosta 'Empress Wu'
  • Huge dark green, deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure more than 1½ feet wide and long. Large leaves are formed as a young plant, though entire clump takes about 5 years growing in the ground to achieve mature size.
  • Strongly upright habit, forming a very tall and wide clump
  • Pale reddish violet flowers appear just above the foliage in early to midsummer
  • An outstanding focal point and topic of conversation in your shade garden!

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread:  5-6 Feet
Flower Color: Purple Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hosta 'Hudson Bay'

An improvement over its parent, ‘Eskimo Pie’, this new sport is a much showier, larger specimen and a stronger grower overall.

The wider, brighter blue margin and apple green jetting contrast nicely with the creamy white center all season long. The leaves are of heavy substance, exhibiting good slug resistance in the landscape.

This plant forms a large mound of attractive foliage topped with near-white flowers on white scapes in early summer.

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Height: 24Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  White Shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hosta 'Americana'
Hosta
  • Medium sized hosta
     
  • A wide-margined sport of H. 'Loyalist'
     
  • Thick leaves display deep green jetting margins and a nearly pure white, narrow center
     
  • Pale lavender flowers appear on 20" scapes in midsummer
     

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part Shade to Full Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
Hosta
  • Dark blue-green, seersuckered leaves with heavy substance display a unique cupped form up to 3 inches deep
     
  • Demonstrates good slug resistance
     
  • White flowers appear just above the foliage on 22" scapes in early summer
     

Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  36 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$9.99
Hosta 'Aristocrat'
Hosta
  • A cream-margined sport of 'Hadspen Blue'
     
  • Mounds of heart-shaped, lightly corrugated, powder blue leaves have wide, streaked, creamy yellow margins which lighten to cream or white as the season progresses
     
  • Pale lavender, tubular flowers appear on 18"-22" scapes in midsummer, followed by blue-green seed pods
    Height:  14 Inches
    Spread:  22 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple shades
    Foliage Color:  Variegated
    Sun or Shade?:  Part Shade to Full Shade
     
    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'August Moon'
Hosta
  • Large, heart-shaped leaves are bright gold to chartreuse depending on the amount of sun exposure
     
  • They are corrugated, wavy, and of good substance making them slug resistant
     
  • Tolerates full sun which will intensify the gold color of the leaves
     
  • Pale lavender, open bell-shaped flowers are prolifically produced on 24" scapes in mid to late summer

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  42 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Yellow shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Full Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hosta 'Blue Angel'
Hosta
  • Gigantic, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves are of heavy substance and are very slug resistant
     
  • Leaf petioles stand upright holding the leaves horizontally, then cascade downward forming a beautiful mound of foliage
     
  • Light lavender flowers are held attractively above the foliage on 48" scapes in midsummer

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Height:  3 Feet
Spread:  4 Feet
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Blue shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$9.99
Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas'
Hosta
  • Forms a huge mound of 14" long, inversely cupped (downward) leaves like a pile of small, blue umbrellas
     
  • Early growth is blue-green, but turns darker green by early summer
     
  • Thich, corrugated leaves are very slug resistant
     
  • Very pale lavender flowers appear on 40" scapes in midsummer

 

Height:  32 Inches
Spread:  48 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Blue shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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$7.99
Hosta 'Cameo'
Hosta
  • A fantastic mini hosta; reverse sport of 'Pandora's Box'
     
  • Small, round, green leaves with creamy white margins
     
  • Tiny lavender-purple flowers are produced on 12" scapes in early summer
     
  • The perfect size for containers, rock gardens, or edging
     

Height:  6 Inches
Spread:  9 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hosta 'Blueberry Muffin'
Hosta
This excellent new blue hosta is a strong grower and reliable performer in the landscape. It forms a medium sized mound of large, blue, rounded leaves that are rugose and puckered in unusual patterns. Late in the season, the foliage transitions to green. Attractive light mauve speckles appear on the petioles.
 
Lavender flowers on proportional scapes just above the foliage in early summer.
 
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
 
This premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Members of this collection were evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers in zones 4-7, who together have a combined total of over 150 years of hosta growing experience. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.
 
Intro Year: 2009
Breeder: Bill Meyer
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Parentage: 'Fall Bouquet' x 'Elegans'
Origin: Not Native to North America
 
Height:  14 Inches
Spread:  30 Inches
Flower Color:  Lavender shades
Foliage Color:  Blue-green
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

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Hosta 'El Nino'
Hosta
  • A sport of H. 'Halcyon'
     
  • A medium sized hosta
     
  • Displays a crisp white margin around its pointed leaves of good substance
     
  • Bell-shaped, lavender flowers are produced in midsummer
     

Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  29 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Varigated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Hosta
  • Huge 10 x 9 inch, blue-gray, rounded leaves
     
  • They become heavily textured and corrugated as they mature; slug resistant
     
  • Blue leaf color is best achieved in light sun
     
  • White flowers bloom in clusters on 34" scapes in midsummer
     

Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  40 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Blue shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Hosta 'Eskimo Pie'
Hosta
  • A sport of H. 'Northern Exposure'
     
  • A work of art! Each leaf looks hand painted
     
  • Puckered leaves emerge with creamy white centers, chartreuse streaking, and blue-green margins. As the season progresses, the centers lighten to white and the streaking becomes apple-green
     
  • White flowers appear on 30" scapes in midsummer
     

Height:  26 Inches
Spread:  32 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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$11.99
Hosta 'Francee'
Hosta
  • Medium to dark green, somewhat glossy, heart-shaped leaves have narrow, clean white margins
  • Variegation holds up very well in full sun
  • Forms a wide, low mound of foliage making it ideal for use as a groundcover
  • Lavender flowers appear on 30" scapes from mid to late summer
  • Exhibits greater sun tolerance
 

Height:  14 Inches
Spread:  36 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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$4.99
Hosta 'Frances Williams'
Hosta
  • Giant, blue-green leaves have very wide, chartreuse to yellow margins which become wider as the plant matures
     
  • Leaves are corrugated and slug resistant
     
  • Bold, rugged foliage seems nearly indestructable
     
  • White flowers are displayed just above magnificent foliage on 30" scapes in midsummer

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Height:  22 Inches
Spread:  48 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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$10.99
Hosta 'Golden Tiara'
Hosta
  • Small, heart-shaped, medium green leaves have wide, chartreuse margins that become gold when grown in sun
     
  • A compact grower showing good form, persistent color, and a fast clumping habit; excellent for edging
     
  • Flowers are light purple in shade or deeper purple when grown in sun
     
  • Flowers appear on 24" scapes in midsummer
     

Height:  15 Inches
Spread:  30 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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$4.99
Hosta 'Hanky Panky'
Hosta
  • A small to medium sized hosta described by many as "unlike any hosta we have ever seen"
     
  • A sport of 'Striptease'
     
  • Emerges in spring with dark green leaves and a pale lime edge; a narrow white thread separates the center from the margin
     
  • As the summer progresses, the edge lightens to near-white with an unusual pale green overlay
     
  • Lavender flowers appear in midsummer
     
  • A vigorous grower
    Height:  13 Inches
    Spread:  33 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple shades
    Foliage Color:  Variegated
    Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
     
    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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$19.99
Hosta 'High Society'
Hosta
  • Small sized hosta great for containers or the front of the border
  • A stunning sport of 'June'
  • Sport of 'June' with distinctly wider, blue margins
  • Center brightens to parchment by midsummer
  • Pale lavender flowers open just above the mound of foliage in late summer
  • Small and slow growing, but worth the wait; makes a fantastic specimen
Height:  8 Inches
Spread:  15 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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$9.99
Hosta 'June'
Hosta
  • A sport of H. 'Halcyon'
     
  • Pointed, ovate leaves have distinct, beautiful variegation
     
  • Leaves have wide, streaked, blue-green margins and chartreuse centers in spring. Leaf center becomes medium to light gold in summer with enough sun exposure, but will remain chartreuse in full shade
     
  • Leaves are of heavy substance and are slug-resistant
     
  • Pale bluish-lavender flowers appear on 20" scapes in mid to late summer
    Height:  15 Inches
    Spread:  20 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple-Blue shades
    Foliage Color:  Variegated
    Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
     
    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Minuteman'
Hosta
  • A sport of H. 'Francee'
     
  • Stunning, very dark green leaves are surrounded by a wide, pure white margin
     
  • Leaves have good substance, and are sometimes cupped and slightly wavy
     
  • Pale lavender striped flowers appear on 24" scapes in early to midsummer
     
  • One of the most popular white-margined hostas
    Height:  18 Inches
    Spread:  30 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple shades
    Foliage Color: Variegated
    Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
     
    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Old Glory'
Hosta
  • A sport of H. 'Glory' and another terrific introduction from Hans Hansen
     
  • Heart-shaped leaves have golden yellow centers and irregular, 1 inch wide, dark green margins
     
  • Light lavender flowers appear on 24 inch scapes in midsummer
    Height:  14 Inches
    Spread:  24 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple shades
    Foliage Color:  Variegated
    Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
     
    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Patriot'
Hosta
-Ovate leaves have dark green centers and outstanding, crisp white, streaked margins (margins are creamy-yellow in spring)
-Leaves are of better than average substance, are slightly wavy, and display good sun tolerance
-Lavender flowers appear on 30" scapes in midsummer
-Attracts both hummingbirds and songbirds
-A sport of H. 'Francee'
Height:  22 Inches
Spread:  30 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Hosta
  • An exciting new sport of H. 'Maui Buttercups'
     
  • Leaves are solid light green when they emerge, then quickly develop dramatic dark green borders and radiant gold centers
     
  • They are thick and glossy, holding up well all season, and are also slug resistant
     
  • Light lavender flowers are produced on 24 inch scapes in midsummer
    Height:  8 Inches
    Spread:  16 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple shades
    Foliage Color:  Variegated
    Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
     
    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Remember Me'
Hosta
  • Leaves emerge in spring bright yellow with a narrow, dusty green edge. 
     
  • By early summer, leaves have dark blue-green margins with some jetting into the large, snow white centers; appears white from a distance
     
  • Lavender flowers appear on 20" scapes in midsummer
     
  • A selection from H. 'June'
    Height:  15 Inches
    Spread:  20 Inches
    Flower Color:  Purple shades
    Foliage Color:  Variegated
    Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
     
    *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Hosta
One of the largest hostas available today, with 16", broadly ovate leaves and a huge, mounded form
 
 
Leaf color varies with the amount of available sun from light green to chartreuse to gold; prefers 1/4 to 3/4 day of sun
 
 
Leaves are of good substance, corrugated, and glossy, giving them good slug resistance
 
 
Pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers on 48" scapes in mid to late summer
Exhibits greater sun tolerance
 
Height: 3 Feet
Spread:  5-6 Feet
Flower Color:  Purple Shades
Foliage Color:  Green Shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full to Part Sun
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Victory'
Hosta
2015 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year!
 
A mature specimen of the giant Hosta ‘Victory’ is a triumphant accomplishment and commands attention in the landscape. Be sure to start this one early to give it plenty of time to mature. Though it has a good growth rate, like most giant hostas it takes some years to develop the huge leaves and distinctive variegation that makes it so special.
 
Shiny green leaves of good substance display yellow margins which lighten to pale yellow. The foliage is somewhat upright early in the season, forming a broad spreading mound as the season progresses. Light lavender flowers appear on very long, sideways arching scapes in early to midsummer.
 
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
Height:  28-32 Inches
Spread:  38-46 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part to Full Shade
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

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Hosta 'Revolution'
Revolution Hosta
A revolution in hosta color patterns!
 
Dark green leaves have large, cream centers with soft green speckling in the spring; speckles darken by midsummer
 
Best color is achieved in open shade
 
Leaves are of heavy substance; possibly a tetraploid
 
Lavender, tubular flowers are borne on 22" scapes in midsummer
 
A sport of H. 'Loyalist'
 
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
 
Intro Year: 2000
 
Breeder: Gert van Eijk-Bos
 
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
 
Parentage: 'Loyalist' sport
 
Origin: Not Native to North America
 
Height: 18 Inches
Spread: 24 Inches
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Variegated
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer
How's your soil?: Average Soil to Fertile Soil
What's your garden style?:
Container/Patio
Woodland/Shade
Eclectic
 
 *Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

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Hosta 'Popcorn'
Popcorn Hosta
A medium sized hosta with thick, cupped, nearly round leaves and a slower growth rate
 
 
In spring, creamy yellow center, blue margins, and lighter green jetting towards the center
 
 
As the season progresses, the leaves become slightly puckered and turn creamy white with blue-green margins
 
 
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
 
Height:12 Inches
Spread: 25 Inches
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Variegated
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?: Slow
When should it bloom?: Midsummer
How's your soil?: Average Soil to Fertile Soil
What's your garden style?:
Container/Patio
Woodland/Shade
Eclectic
 
*Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

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Hosta 'Mini Skirt'
Hosta
This petite and flirty hosta forms a miniature mound of very wavy, thick, blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins in spring. In summer, the center turns more green and the edge lightens to creamy white. Pale lavender flowers with deeper purple stripes appear closely packed together on short, very proportionately sized scapes in early to midsummer.
 
Show this cute mini hosta off in troughs and other patio containers with good drainage, or plant it right near the edge of the border where it's sure to be seen.
 
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
 
Height: 5 Inches
Spread:  13 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple Shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Hosta 'Curly Fries'
Curly Fries Hosta
Want fries with your order? This irresistible miniature to small sized hosta is the perfect accompaniment for bright blue hostas like ‘Prairie Sky’, especially when planted together in containers or near the front of the border. It forms an arching, wiggly clump of extremely rippled, narrow leaves. Position this hosta where it will receive morning sun, as its chartreuse foliage will be brightest there. Mature plants will develop red speckled petioles. Lavender flowers top the clump in midsummer.
 
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
 
Height: 28 Inches
Spread: 40 Inches
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Yellow shades
Sun or Shade?: Full Sun to Full Shade
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Iris

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Iris 'Swingtown'
Iris-Tall Bearded
  • Fragrant, rich mulberry (deep purple-red) self with impeccable form
     
  • Very sturdy, branched stems bearing about 7-9 buds
     
  • Blooms prolifically in early summer

Height:

  36 Inches
Spread:  18 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple-red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Iris 'Beverly Sills'
Iris-Tall Bearded
  • Uniform coral pink self with lacy edges and impeccable form
     
  • Very fast grower and heavy bloomer
     
  • Blooms in late spring
     
  • Still one of the most sought-after irises today
     

No garden would be complete without Tall Bearded Irises. Though they have been grown for decades, new and improved hybrids continue to be developed every year and fabulous color combinations have been achieved. The Tall Beardeds bloom after the Dwarf Irises but before the Japanese and Siberian Irises. They are wonderful accent plants for late spring gardens.

Height:  35 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Iris 'Harvest of Memories'
Iris-Tall Bearded
  • Radiant all-yellow iris with widely ruffled petals
     
  • Slight sweet fragrance
     
  • Outstanding branching and bud count; vigorous grower
     
  • Blooms in late spring with a dependable rebloom in summer and fall
     

No garden would be complete without Tall Bearded Irises. Though they have been grown for decades, new and improved hybrids continue to be developed every year and fabulous color combinations have been achieved. The Tall Beardeds bloom after the Dwarf Irises but before the Japanese and Siberian Irises. They are wonderful accent plants for late spring gardens.

Height:  38 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Iris pallida 'Variegata'
Iris-Tall Bearded-Variegated
Striking golden variegated foliage with green and creamy yellow stripes
 
Classic lavender-blue flowers in late spring
 
The brightly colored, striped foliage of Sweet Flag Irises effectively add interest and cheer anywhere they are planted. Their relatively short stature make them good for edging. These are the most reliable and disease-resistant of all Tall Bearded Irises.
 
Origin: Not Native to North America
 
Height: 34 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Varigated
Sun or Shade?: Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Wet or dry?: Low water needs
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Iris sibirica

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Common Name: 
Iris-Siberian
Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'
Iris-Siberian
 
  • Deep purple self; yellow and white blaze with black veining
     
  • One of the oldest and but still one of the best Siberians on the market
     
  • Blooms profusely in early summer
     
  • Tall foliage remains beautiful until frost

Siberian irises are haled for their elegant, delicate flowers and disease resistance. They perform admirably in the sunny to partially shady garden, but need plenty of water throughout the season to continue looking their best. In naturalized settings, they are particularly effective around water features. They can also be grown under Black Walnut trees since they are not effected by juglone. Siberian Irises bloom before Japanese Irises but after Tall Bearded Irises.

Height:  36 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Kniphofia

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Common Name: 
Red Hot Poker
Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'
Red Hot Poker
The perfect Red Hot Poker for smaller spaces, this new variety is more suited to smaller city gardens and containers as it measures in at 20" tall and wide. 

Coral red and yellow flower spikes are produced from early through late summer atop a low-growing, thick clump of narrow, arching, blue-green foliage.  The tough leaves are ignored by deer and rabbits, but the brightly colored, tubular flowers are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies. 

Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  20 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Lamium

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Spotted Deadnettle
Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'
Spotted Deadnettle

Sizeable, dense terminal spikes of rich purple flowers seem to jump right out of the bright silvery foliage of 'Purple Dragon' PP15890.
This robust cultivar was selected by Chris VanSanden of Hortech, Inc. for having the deepest purple, most snapdragon-like flowers of any Lamium.

Lamium makes an excellent, weed-smothering groundcover and is also a good mask for dying bulb foliage.

Height:  6 Inches
Spread: 12-24 Inches
Flower Color: Purple Shades
Foliage Color:  Silver shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and rabbit resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Lavandula

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Lavender

Rich lavender flower spikes fill the air with their sweet, intoxicating fragrance all summer long. Though this cultivar was introduced to the trade in 1916, it remains one of the most popular today. Its compact habit and relatively short stature makes it a good choice for edging. This is often said to be the hardiest variety of all Lavender. It is very similar to 'Hidcote'.

Lavender has been grown for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item of every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements.

Height:  12-16 Inches
Spread:  12 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Leucanthemum

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Common Name: 
Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum superbum 'Banana Cream'
Shasta Daisy

The 4-5 inch wide flowers are lemon yellow when they open, brightening to light butter yellow and finally to creamy white as they mature.  An extra row of ray petals gives the flowers a fuller appearance than truly single varieties.  Since it produces flower buds at each axillary shoot, ‘Banana Cream’ PPAF blooms prolifically all summer long atop strong, upright stems. 

Compared to older cultivars, this plant has nicely compact, dark green foliage and exhibits increased disease resistance.  It has proven to be a very strong grower and rapid multiplier.  Try planting a few in the landscape or combination containers and you’ll be rewarded with loads of blooms for fresh bouquets.

Shasta Daisies are all-time favorites for the perennial border.  The cheery flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue on for several months if faithfully deadheaded.  Shastas mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them!

Height:  15-18 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Leucanthemum superbum DAISY MAY®
Shasta Daisy
In our trials, we were incredibly impressed with this super compact, highly floriferous selection and we are very excited to be able to offer it to you this year.
 
In the Midwest, this plant typically grows 20-24” tall and wide and blooms from early summer into late summer. However, to account for the national variability in Proven Winners trials, they describe this plant as growing 12-24” tall and blooming from spring to fall with deadheading.
 
Three inch wide, single, pure white, daisy-like flowers with a gold button center formed a solid dome of bloom atop these plants in our trials. It put on a terrific garden show!
 
Shasta Daisies are all-time favorites for the perennial border. They mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them!
  
Height: 12-24 Inches
Spread: 10-14 Inches
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low to average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: All Summer
How's your soil?: Average Soil
*Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
 
 

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Liatris

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Common Name: 
Blazing Star
Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'
Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'
Multiple wands of bright violet-purple flowers open from top to bottom beginning in early summer. Narrow, opposite leaves are up to 10 inches long at the base of the plant and decrease in length up the stems.
 
All together, Liatris is a very strong vertical accent for the garden. It is a staple item for cutting gardens; it adds a bright, vertical element to bouquets.
 
Height: 36 Inches
Spread: 20 Inches
Flower Color: Purple Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun 
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

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Ligularia

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Common Name: 
Ligularia-Bigleaf
Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'
Ligularia-Bigleaf

Broad, glossy, dark chocolate leaves with dark purple undersides make an extremely bold statement in the garden. In late summer, golden orange, daisy-like flowers are perched atop purplish-black stems for an all-together captivating composition. There's nothing quite like it!

Height:  3-4 Feet
Spread:  2-3 Feet
Flower Color:  Gold/Orange shades
Foliage Color:  Purple shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Liriope

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Common Name: 
Lily Turf
Liriope spicata
Lily Turf

 

 A grass-like plant that blooms! Lirope is a unique evergreen groundcover with dark green, quarter inch wide, upright foliage. Delightful, pale lavender flowers resembling grape hyacinths peak above the foliage in midsummer.

This selection spreads by underground stolons, quickly forming a thick carpet which is useful for erosion control and as a groundcover. It is also an active competitor against tree roots in the shade, making it a good choice for shady borders.

Height:  12 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun to Full shade 
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

 


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Lobelia

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Cardinal Flower
Lobelia speciosa 'Fan Scarlet'
Cardinal Flower

Winner of the 1995 Fleuroselect Gold Medal! 'Fan Scarlet' sports compact, bronze foliage and a vigorous base-branching habit. Vivid scarlet flowers are borne on dense, strictly upright spikes. Members of the Fan Series typically have an earlier bloom time than the species, beginning in midsummer and continuing into fall.

Lobelia is an excellent border plant for moist locations and is a hummingbird magnet. It also attracts butterflies and swallowtails.

Height:  24 Inches
Spread:  14 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Purple shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Lupinus

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Lupine Russell Mix
Lupinus TUTTI FRUTTI™ Hybrids
Lupine
 Following many years of breeding and selecting, Thompson & Morgan has succeeded in developing a fantastic new mixed selection of Lupines.  They exhibit the high quality flower spikes of expensive varieties from cuttings, but at the much more affordable cost of a seed grown variety. 

Tall, thick flower spikes come in a broad range of solid colors and bicolors including some color combinations never seen before.  Colors include: rose, red, orange, yellow, cream, light green, blue, and purple.  All flower the first year from seed.

Lupines really come into their own during warm, sunny days and cool nights and look especially lovely when grown in masses with similar varieties. A memorable sight for any garden lover, these beautiful plants grow into well-established clumps, with several stems rising up out of a single base. A bouquet of Lupines has no equal!

Height:  3 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Flower Color:  Multi shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Monarda

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Common Name: 
Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Purple Rooster'
Bee Balm

Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.

Height:  3 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$6.99

Nepeta

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Catnip
Nepeta faassenii 'Cat's Meow'
Catnip

 

Truly the “cat’s meow”, the best Nepeta we’ve seen yet! Unlike most Nepetas that have a bit of a wild, unkempt look, this first class selection keeps its tidy, dense, rounded shape all season long.
 
Its small, grey-green, aromatic leaves are topped with well-branched stems carrying spikes of sky blue flowers with purple calyxes from early summer into early fall.
 
‘Cat’s Meow’ has everything today’s gardeners are looking for: a low maintenance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long blooming perennial that looks great all season.
 
When Nepeta's stems are broken, they release an aroma into the air that tends to attract cats, thus its common name, Catmint.

 

Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple-Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Oenothera missouriensis

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Common Name: 
Ozark Sundrop
Oenothera missouriensis
Ozark Sundrop

Canary yellow, mildly fragrant, 3 inch wide flowers are produced in great numbers over dark green, lanceolate leaves from early thru midsummer. Following the substantial blooms, 2 to 3 inch long, 4-winged seed pods are produced which are beautiful in dried floral arrangements. The trailing habit and drought tolerance of this perennial makes it ideal for softening the edges of pathways or planting in rock gardens.

Height:  12 Inches
Spread:  12 Inches
Flower Color:  Yellow shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Ophiopogon planiscapus

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Common Name: 
Black Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'
Black Mondo Grass
Looking much like a black Liriope, Black Mondo Grass is a compact, densely growing, clump forming, evergreen, grass-like plant. When grown in full sun in the north, the foliage emerges purplish-green and then turns nearly jet black. It has a softly arching habit.
 
From early through midsummer, short spikes of light purple to white flowers (much like those of Liriope) are produced, followed by purplish black berries in the fall.
 
Black Mondo Grass adds dramatic flair to combination containers but can also be grown en masse as a low groundcover. Use it as a foil for silver or gold foliage plants or combine with succulent temperennials in shallow troughs.
 
Height: 6-8 Inches
Spread: 12 Inches
Flower Color: Purple-white shades
Foliage Color: Near Black shades
Sun or Shade?: Full to Part Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

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Pachysandra terminalis

Main Category: 
Common Name: 
Japanese Spurge
Pachysandra terminalis
Japanese Spurge

Pachysandra has long been a favorite groundcover for the shade. It is prized for its clean, evergreen foliage and speed of colonization once established. Pachysandra can be grown on slopes or level ground, which makes it an ideal candidate for shady river banks or under trees. In early to mid spring, bottle brush-like, white flowers are produced above the new growth.


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Paeonia

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Common Name: 
Garden Peony
Paeonia 'Festiva Maxima'
Garden Peony

Fragrant, milky white, globe-shaped blossoms are produced profusely in late spring. This double variety has particularly attractive foliage and strong stems.

Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden. Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for years, and with the recent resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve. Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks.

Height:  34 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Paeonia 'Karl Rosenfield'
Garden Peony

Brilliant, fuchia-red blooms are both sizable and fragrant. This double variety blooms from early to midsummer.

Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden. Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for years, and with the recent resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve. Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks.

Height:  34 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Garden Peony

Gigantic, double, apple blossom pink flowers are an old fashioned favorite. This variety blooms in early to midsummer. 'Sarah Bernhardt' was selected as the 2004 Dried Cut Flower of the Year by the Assoc. of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden. Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for years, and with the recent resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve. Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks.

Height:  34 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


$12.99

Paeonia-Tree

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Common Name: 
Peony-Tree
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hoki' ('Sweet 17')
Peony-Tree

Lipstick red, semi-double blooms make a dramatic statement in the garden. Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden.

Tree peonies differ from garden peonies in that they have woody stems like a shrub. The branches do not die back to the ground in winter as do the herbaceous varieties. Exotic, uniquely colored, and often fragrant blooms are produced in late spring, about two or three weeks before the garden varieties.

Height:  4-5 Feet
Spread:  3 Feet
Flower Color:  Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Papaver orientalis

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Common Name: 
Poppy-Oriental
Papaver orientalis 'Brilliant'
Oriental Poppy

Wildfire red blooms are borne on wiry, pubescent stems from late spring thru early summer. The petals have a crepe-like appearance and a satiny texture. Each flower can measure 4 to 5 inches across.

In the center of a poppy's flower rests a very large, velvety-black seed capsule surrounded by prominent, dark purple stamens. Altogether, these flowers absolutely steal the show when they are in bloom. After the bloom cycle is completed however, these perennials will go dormant, so plan on planting other plants nearby to fill in the gaps.

Height:  30 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  Red Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and rabbit resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Penstemon

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Common Name: 
Beardtongue
Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP20013 COPF
Beardtongue

This tremendous improvement over ‘Husker Red’ was developed by Penstemon expert Dale Lindgren of the University of Nebraska who also hybridized 'Husker Red'. In comparison, ‘Dark Towers’ PP20013 has much darker foliage that emerges wine purple and keeps its color much better through the summer heat. It grows a bit taller than ‘Husker Red’ and produces masses of pink, rather than white, flowers in early to midsummer depending on the zone.

Like all of our Penstemons, this one takes the heat and humidity in stride but is also very cold hardy. It continues to provide terrific color in the landscape all season long.
 
Breeder: Dale Lindgren of the University of Nebraska
 
Origin: Native Cultivar
 
Height: 36-42 Inches
Spread: 30 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Purple shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low to average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer to Midsummer
How's your soil?: Average Soil
What's your garden style?:
Prairie
Cottage
Rock Garden
Eclectic

 

 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

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Perovskia

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Common Name: 
Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia PEEK-A-BLUE® ('WALPPB' PPAF)
Russian Sage

Though we love Perovskia ‘Little Spire’ for its compact habit, it grows a bit tall for some who are looking for a shorter selection that works well in smaller urban gardens. We’ve been working for several years on developing a new Perovskia to fit that niche and now we have it!

Introducing ‘Peek-a-Blue’, a short selection of P. atriplicifolia with a compact habit and attractive, finely dissected foliage. Very lacy, silvery green leaves line the silvery stems topped with lavender blue flowers from midsummer into early fall.
 
The plants measure just over 2’ tall when they are in full bloom. In the landscape, they peek out between shorter plants in the front of the border and taller plants in the back.
 
Intro Year: 2012
Breeder: Kevin Walters
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Origin: Not Native to North America
 
Height: 24-28 Inches
Spread: 20-28 Inches
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades to Silver/grey shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer, Late summer and Early fall
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$6.99

Phlox paniculata

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Common Name: 
Tall Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'
Tall Phlox

Pale pink flowers with a prominent, hot-pink eye zone are produced reliably from mid thru late summer. These aromatic flowers attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. 'Bright Eyes' has demonstrated a high degree of mildew resistance.

Height:  36 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun 
 Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Phlox subulata

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Common Name: 
Creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink' and 'Emerald Blue'
Creeping Phlox
 'Emerald Pink' is a long-flowering, pink selection with a compact habit. It puts on a beautiful show of color to brighten up the springtime!

Creeping phlox is a low-growing species which forms a carpet-like mat no taller than 6 inches. This popular little perennial is best utilized in rocky areas, on slopes, and in flower borders.

Height:  4-6 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun 
 Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Platycodon

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Common Name: 
Balloon Flower
Platycodon 'Astra Pink'
Balloon Flower

Interesting balloon-like buds burst open into beautiful bell-shaped flowers. Exceptional branching and thick flower petals make for long-lasting light pink blooms. Its compact, uniform habit makes 'Astra Pink' a good selection for cut flowers, containers, or the garden.

Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  6-8 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Platycodon 'Astra Double Blue'
Balloon Flower

Interesting balloon-like buds burst open into fully double, bell-shaped flowers. Exceptional branching and thick flower petals make for long-lasting periwinkle blue blossoms. Its compact, uniform habit makes 'Astra Double Blue' a good selection for cut flowers, containers, or the garden.

Height:  8-10 Inches
Spread:  6-8 Inches
Flower Color:  Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Polygonatum

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Common Name: 
Solomon's Seal
Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'
Solomon's Seal-Variegated
A classic beauty for the woodland garden. Grown mostly for its clean variegated, soft green foliage which turns yellow in fall, Solomon's Seal is a charming plant for the shade. Standing about 18" tall and arching slightly at the top, the unbranched stems with large, alternate leaves support the dangling white flowers below. On quiet spring evenings, the flowers exude a subtle lily-like fragrance. The stems are beautiful in cut flower arrangements.
 
Height: 18-24 Inches
Spread: 16 Inches
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:   Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Pulmonaria

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Common Name: 
Lungwort
Lungwort
Lungwort

Solid silvery-gray leaves with a very narrow green margin characterize this variety of Pulmonaria. It's simply luminous! In late spring, light pink buds pop open to reveal darker bluish-pink flower bells. Use this plant to lighten up those heavily shaded corners of your garden.

Pulmonaria is an underused perennial that is especially attractive when planted among hostas, ferns, and brunneras. Its flowers are among the most brilliantly colored blossoms of all perennials.

Height:  8-12 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Silver shades
Sun or Shade?:  Part Shade to Full Shade
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts hummingbirds 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Rudbeckia

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Common Name: 
Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Black-Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susans are one of the most popular perennials available today, having earned the prestigious Perennial Plant of the Year Award in 1999.

Plants have a long season of bloom and a sturdy, upright habit. The gold daisy-like flowers have a distinct dark brown central cone and are held on branching stems. Do not deadhead these cones if you want winter interest since the black seed heads remain attractive throughout the winter and the seeds provide a source of food for small birds.

A classic garden combination includes upright Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and Perovskia atriplicifolia. It is an excellent perennial for providing color in late summer and is especially showy in mass plantings.

Height:  24 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Gold shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun to Part Shade
 Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and songbirds
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Salvia

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Salvia nemorosa 'Violet Riot' PPAF CPBRAF
Salvia
‘Violet Riot’ Salvia produces a riot of vivid violet blue flowers with deep purple calyxes from late spring into early summer. Compared to the industry standard ‘May Night’, it has a much denser habit, a more concentrated show of color, and a neater habit in containers, increasing its impulse appeal at retail.
 
Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  18 Inches
Flower Color:  Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

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Salvia nemorosa 'Crystal Blue' PPAF CPBRAF
Salvia-Perennial

‘Crystal Blue’ Salvia is the first of its kind—an incredibly unique light sky blue (most perennial Salvias are darker purple), a cool shade perfectly fitting for a perennial that blooms relatively early in the season.

 

Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  24 Inches
Flower Color:  Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$4.99
Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'
Salvia-Perennial

This award winning salvia is a top performer in the landscape. Dense spikes of deep violet-purple flowers are produced in early summer and will continue longer if deadheaded.

This is a clump forming plant with oblong leaves which are aromatic when crushed. Use it in containers, beds, and borders.

Height:  18 Inches
Spread:  18 Inches
Flower Color:  Blue shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
 Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Salvia nemorosa 'Snow Hill'
Salvia-Perennial

'Snow Hill' is a reliable garden plant with a more compact habit than other perennial salvias. Pure white flower spikes put on a marvelous show beginning in early summer and continue well into the summer if deadheaded. For the greatest impact in the garden, plant in drifts. Its foliage is aromomatic when crushed.

Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  15-18 Inches
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Salvia 'Pink Dawn' PPAF CPBRAF
Salvia
Salvia is a staple item for every sunny garden. It asks little more than sunshine and a little drink every once in a while in return for producing a bountiful mass of colorful flower spires from late spring into early summer. It forms an upright clump of aromatic, rugose green foliage that looks nice all season long and is not enjoyed by rabbits or deer.
 
‘Pink Dawn’ Salvia produces a cloud of sizable, cotton candy pink blossoms which pop open from fuchsia buds held on purplish stems from late spring into early summer. Compared to other pink Salvias, it is a bit longer blooming due to its well-branched flower stems.
 
Height:  16 Inches
Spread:  16 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full Sun
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and Rabbit resistant
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Sedum

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Common Name: 
Stonecrop
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Stonecrop

One of the most popular perennials on the market today. This hardy, upright selection sports light green leaves and deep rose flowers which age to a beautiful bronze.

Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.

Height:  24 Inches
Spread:  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink Shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 


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Sedum sieboldii
Stonecrop
 Often described as having the most beautiful foliage and form of all sedums, this adorable little plant looks great all summer long and then really comes into its own in fall.

Sedum sieboldii is a low, spreading species that forms a rounded mound, sending out horizontal branches from the central crown. The 3/4 inch round, blue-green leaves are borne in 3s around the stems and each leaf is narrowly outlined in deep pink. During the hot summer months, this pink edge intensifies.

In early fall, bright pink, star-shaped flowers are borne in small clusters at the ends of the stems. One of the most beautiful features of this perennial is its fall color. When sited properly, the foliage turns beautiful shades of pink, red, yellow, and orange. Often, the plant is still flowering when its fall coloring begins to appear.

 
Height:  6-10 Inches
Spread:  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink Shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 


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Sedum 'Pure Joy'
Stonecrop
It was truly a joy to watch this plant progress through the seasons here in our trials. In the spring, very small, sharply serrated leaves emerged a cool shade of blue green, a color reminiscent of the lovely Sedum sieboldii. They formed a perfectly rounded, low mound that was perfect for edging the front of the border.

 
As the plant aged through the season, the leaves expanded and turned lighter green, forming a short, semi-upright clump.
 
When late summer and early fall arrived, we understood exactly why the breeder had selected this plant for its flowers. A massive dome of bubblegum pink, star-shaped flowers completely covered the foliage followed by deeper pink seed heads later in fall.
 
This plant pairs perfectly with other fall bloomers like hardy garden mums, asters, and Black-Eyed Susans. Try a few in containers and at the front of the border.
 
Height:  10 Inches
Spread:  16 Inches
Flower Color:  Pink Shades 
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Rabbit resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Sedum 'Dazzleberry'
Sedum 'Dazzleberry'
This new groundcover type Sedum forms a low growing, compact clump of smoky blue-grey foliage topped with giant 6-8”, raspberry colored flowers.
 
Low, spreading Sedums form a solid mat of foliage which is excellent for covering slopes or can be planted as a groundcover in sunny, dry areas. They are extremely drought tolerant and many are evergreen. These are terrific low-maintenance plants that always look their best.
 
Sedum SUNSPARKLER® Series--
 
This colorful new series of Sedum comes from the breeding work of Chris Hansen. After several years of hybridizing and evaluating in his West Michigan field trials, Chris has selected only the best, most unique cultivars for introduction in his new SUNSPARKLER® series.
 
His first three introductions are colorful groundcover types that were selected from over 4,000 seedlings. They all retain their attractive coloration from spring through fall and are free of the leaf scorch that can often plague Sedums. Their compact habit and unique foliage/flower combinations greatly broaden the range of groundcover type Sedums that are currently on the market. They can also be used in combination containers and green roof systems.
 
Like all Sedums, they thrive on neglect and show their best colors when grown dry and in full sun.
 
Height: 6-10 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Foliage Color: Blue Shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

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Sedum 'Lemonjade' PPAF CPBRAF
Sedum 'Lemonjade'
 
Diversify your fall Sedum offerings with this unique yellow flowered selection. Unlike most autumn stonecrops which have pink flowers, ‘Lemonjade’ bears large 5-7” panicles of bright citron yellow flowers which completely cover the top of the foliage in early fall. As the cold weather sets in, the seed heads take on rosy peach tones.
 
This is a compact selection with a stocky, upright mounded habit. It does not split open when it blooms like so many older Sedums do. Its grey-green, toothed foliage remains clean all season long.
 
Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.
 
 
 
Height: 16 Inches
Spread: 26 Inches
Flower Color: Yellow Shades
Foliage Color: Green Shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Sedum 'Maestro'
Sedum 'Maestro'
Looking for a dependable perennial that looks great all season? Give 'Maestro' a try! Compared to older varieties of Sedum, this one delivers an outstanding performance by keeping its strongly upright form all season long, even when it's in full bloom.
 
'Maestro' is an eye-catching sport of ‘Matrona’ with more attractive foliage and a more compact, upright habit. It forms a sturdy clump of blue-green foliage which gradually turns purple as the season progresses.
 
Large 5-7” flower heads bear bright red buds which open to rich mauve pink blossoms held on bright purple stems in late summer.
 
'Maestro' is the perfect size for large containers or the middle of the flower border. It combines easily with many other perennials in the landscape.
 
Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.
 
Height: 24 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Foliage Color: Blue shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. 

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Sempervivum

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Common Name: 
Hens and Chicks
Assorted Rosettes
Hen and Chicks
Easy to grow. Spreads easily, but slowly.

4" pot-$1.99
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Thymus

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Common Name: 
Creeping Thyme
Thymus serpyllum 'Magic Carpet'
Creeping Thyme
 This low maintenance lawn alternative forms a low carpet of delicious lemon scented, dark green leaves smothered in pink flowers from early through midsummer.
 
It is deer resistant and works well in rock gardens, planted around stepping stones, and at the edge of rock walls.
 
Though it is listed as being hardy to zone 4, gardeners in colder climates may find it to it be more cold hardy than that.
 
Height: 2 Inches
Spread: 12 Inches
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$4.99

Tradescantia

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Common Name: 
Spiderwort
Tradescantia 'Concord Grape'
Spiderwort
Triangular, concord grape blossoms with sulfur yellow stamens. Each 1.5 inch wide, 3-petaled flower only lasts for one day, but the plants have lots of buds, extending the bloom time up to eight weeks. The flowers are self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary.
 
This cultivar has frosted blue-green foliage which remains compact, making it attractive both in bloom and out.
 
Height: 15 Inches
Spread: 18 Inches
Flower Color: Purple Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full Sun to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
 
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 

$9.99

Veronica

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Common Name: 
Speedwell
Veronica 'Sweet Lullaby'
Speedwell

This sweet and petite seedling of ‘Giles van Hees’ brings a much softer color palette to the garden with its pure baby pink flower spikes. They stand at attention atop the very short and compact, bushy mound of healthy green foliage from mid through late summer.

The compact size of this variety makes it ideal for combination containers, edging sunny pathways, or the front of the landscape.

Height:  6 Inches
Spread: 10-12 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$4.99
Veronica longifolia 'Eveline'
Speedwell

The extra tall, dense flower spikes of this species of veronica make it ideal for use in cut flower arrangements. They are a dramatic deep purplish-red and appear for an exceptionally long time beginning in midsummer. In the cool weather of fall, the foliage takes on deep purplish-red hues.

Plants are strongest when grown in average, not rich, soil and full sun. An attractive vertical accent for the middle or back of the border.

Height:  20 Inches
Spread:  12-16 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple/Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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Veronica 'Hocus Pocus'
Speedwell

Incredibly long, violet purple wands of brilliant color comprise the top 2/3 of ‘Hocus Pocus’, much larger than any comparable variety.  It is easy to pick out from a distance when driving by our trial gardens, even when we’re driving a little too fast! 

This plant really has everything we could ask for in a Veronica: incredibly showy flowers, a uniform habit, clean foliage, and branched flowers which result in a longer bloom time.  At 16-20in tall, it makes the perfect pot plant for retail.  This one is hard to top! 

Height:  16-20 Inches
Spread:  10-12 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Want to see wings?:  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer resistant
 
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

$4.99

Vinca Minor

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Common Name: 
Myrtle/Perwinkle
Vinca minor
Myrtle/Perwinkle
An excellent, weed-smothering, evergreen groundcover with small, solid dark green leaves. Lovely lavender-blue flowers about the size of a nickle appear just above the foliage in spring.

3" Pot-$1.99
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Yucca

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Common Name: 
Adams Needle
Yucca filamentosa 'Excalibur'
This Yucca forms a uniform, spiky, rounded clump of sword-like, blue-green to glaucous grey-green leaves lined with an extraordinary number of curly white filaments. Its habit is much more uniform and is overall smaller than the straight species.
 
Impressively stout flower scapes carry white, bell-shaped flowers in early to midsummer.
 
Height:  2 Feet
Spread:  3 Feet
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 
*Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

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Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Adams Needle

Tough as nails, yuccas are the ideal plant for a no-maintenance garden. Their sword-like foliage radiates upward from a central crown, remaining upright all year round except in the heaviest snows. It combines nicely with all kinds of mounded foliage plants. 'Color Guard' bears bright creamy-yellow leaves with green edges. During the cooler months of fall and winter, the light leaf centers take on rose overtones.

From early to midsummer, spectacular sturdy flower stalks rise 3-4 feet tall from the center of the plant. The individual bell-shaped, creamy white flowers are 2-3 inches long and dangle from the stems like earrings.

Height:  2-3 Feet
Spread:  2 Feet
Flower Color:  White shades
Foliage Color:  Variegated
Sun or Shade?:  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) to  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Need critter resistant plants?:  Deer and Rabbit resistant
 

*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.


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