Sign up for News & Availability Emails
Site Search:
Customer Login

Must Have Perennials™

Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'

New England aster

Vibrant, hot-pink, star-shaped flowers with yellow center accents adorn lance-shaped green foliage through autumn. The compact, mounding habit of this sport of Aster 'Purple Dome' has proven mildew resistance. Reaching between 15 and 20 inches, 'Vibrant Dome' performs best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. A beautiful performer for late season color.

Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'

Coreopsis 'Crème Brûlée'

Tickseed

A more vigorous version of 'Moonbeam' that fills in faster in the spring and has larger flowers that occur all along the stems rather than just above the foliage, giving a fuller overall appearence. Overwinters well.

Coreopsis 'Crème Brûlée'

Eryngium 'Big Blue'

Eryngo

Eryngium 'Big Blue' doesn't just have a blue flower. It has a surprisingly iridescent blue flower. With blue stems and silver leaves. WOW! Easy to grow and ship, it has a long bloom time and unquestionable impulse buy power. It is also a spectacular and long-lasting cut flower.

Eryngium 'Big Blue'

Geranium 'Azure Rush'

Cranesbill

It is low and tidy and gently fills an area with its fragrant foliage. 'Azure Rush' is generously covered with light blue 2.5 inch blooms. Everything that you have come to love and anticipate from 'Rozanne' is true + improved by her lighter blue daughter.

Geranium 'Azure Rush'

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Cranesbill

This is an easy, carefree geranium; a strong grower with a sprawling habit like 'Dilys'. The finely cut foliage is accented by large (for a geranium) blue-purple flowers with pale blue eyes which cover the plant from early summer to frost. 'Rozanne' was discovered by Donald and Rozanne Waterer of England as a naturally occuring hybrid of Geranium himalayense and Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Helenium 'Mardi Gras'

Sneezeweed

Helenium 'Mardi Gras' produces a festival of multicolored blooms to jazz up the garden for six to eight weeks in mid to late summer. Yellow petals are lavishly edged with bright orange-red, aging to clear red edged in gold, all surrounding deep chestnut cones. Gorgeous in a pot! Great as a cut flower, its long stems are sturdy and vase life is long. Heleniums are naturally resistant, even toxic, to deer and rabbits. An early pinch back helps promote branching.

Helenium 'Mardi Gras'

Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light'

Willowleaf sunflower

An explosion of golden yellow flowers combined with a manageable height makes this a superior selection. Despite its name, this plant can be found literally blanketed in flowers in the late summer and into the fall when most other Helianthus are past. Flowers form on upright, self-supporting stems but instead of the typical tall sunflower, Helianthus 'First Light' forms a nice, compact clump of fuzzy, linear leaves topping out just above 3 feet.

Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light'

Helianthus salicifolius 'Low Down'

Willowleaf sunflower

So, you've never grown this sunflower because it is impossible to keep in a container, right? Not any more! This diminutive version reaches only 18" by the time it blooms, but has the flower power of its 8' cousins. No pinching, staking or cussing required! A great addition to the front of the border for late summer and fall color.

Helianthus salicifolius 'Low Down'