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Here you'll find plants that deserve more recognition in the trade or that are in peak condition for potting right now. Click on the name or image of a plant for more information.

Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Hyssop
Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Big bluestem
Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Anemone 'Cinderella' Fantasy™

Cinderella anemone
Anemone 'Cinderella' Fantasy™

Anemone 'Pocahontas' Fantasy™

Pocahontas anemone
Anemone 'Pocahontas' Fantasy™

Callisia rosea 'Morning Grace'

Piedmont roseling

This beautiful cultivar comes to us from Michael Jenkins. 'Morning Grace' has a dainty garden stature reaching just under a foot in height. Thin, strappy foliage remains a clean, medium green throughout the growing season. A very long bloom period with triangular, light pink flowers and attractive gold stamens resting just above the foliage.  Flowers are very attractive to pollinating insects.

Callisia rosea 'Morning Grace'

Carex cherokeensis

Cherokee sedge
Carex cherokeensis

Carex oshimensis 'Everest' EverColor®

Japanese sedge

No gardening mountain is too high to master with this easy to grow sedge! Adaptable to a variety of conditions, tuck 'Everest' into a border, living wall or mixed container for a four season display of tidy, mounding foliage. Icy white margins frost the edges of deep green arching leaves. Enjoy year-round color with this versatile ornamental grass from the EverColor® series.

Carex oshimensis 'Everest' EverColor®

Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' EverColor®

Japanese sedge

Impossible to miss in even the shadiest of gardens, the fantastically bright lime green foliage of this showstopping variety ages to a golden yellow. Easy to grow in many locations, tuck 'Everillo' into a border, living wall or mixed container for a four season display of tidy, mounding foliage.

Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' EverColor®

Carex oshimensis 'Everlime' EverColor®

Japanese sedge

Lime green margins edge the glossy green leaves of this superb variety. Easy to grow in many locations, tuck 'Everlime' into a border, living wall or mixed container for a four season display of tidy, mounding foliage. Enjoy year-round color with this versatile ornamental grass from the EverColor® series.

Carex oshimensis 'Everlime' EverColor®

Chelone obliqua 'Tiny Tortuga'

Turtlehead

A tiny turtlehead with all the flower power of its taller brothers, this native cultivar features uniquely shaped, hot pink blooms atop lustrous dark green leaves with a bronzy sheen. Flowers reminiscent of turtles' mouths persist from mid-summer into fall, a favorite of butterflies but distasteful to deer. Its very compact habit is a great choice for mixed containers, or let it spread ever so slowly in the landscape along pond and stream edges, rain gardens or perennial borders.

Chelone obliqua 'Tiny Tortuga'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Green and gold

This green & gold is sure to be a superstar on the retail bench and in the garden! Deep green, semi-evergreen foliage is topped with golden flowers in mid to late spring. It’s an easy native groundcover that blooms well and is a vigorous clump grower.

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Coreopsis 'Red Satin' Permathread™

Threadleaf

A superior selection for its sturdy upright stems, fine threadleaf foliage, and deep wine-red flowers that do not become “frosted” in the heat. Sterile flowers bloom all summer; cutting back will encourage rebloom until frost.  Beautiful in the perennial garden or as a special accent. A brand new selection from Darrell Probst that is not to be overlooked!

Coreopsis 'Red Satin' Permathread™

Coreopsis Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope™

Tickseed

Celebrating 150 years of service to humanity, the Mayo Clinic has selected this brilliant yellow Coreopsis as the Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope™ to symbolize the spirit of hope and healing through the beauty of nature. Electric yellow flowers cover dark green, threadlike foliage from early summer through fall. From ItSaul Plants' Cruzin' Series and patented under the name 'Electric Avenue'. Tags are a required purchase for this variety.

Coreopsis Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope™

Delosperma 'Fire Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Ice plant

Vivid, fiery red petals with yellow and white centers blanket this high-impact groundcover. Succulent green carpets of dense foliage are covered with its amazingly bright, bold flowers. An ideal, worry-free choice for those hot, dry locations. Wheels of Wonder™ ice plants will have you saying WOW all through the heat of summer!

Delosperma 'Fire Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Golden Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Ice plant

Huge, bright yellow blooms blanket this high-impact groundcover. Succulent green carpets of dense foliage are covered with its amazingly bright, bold flowers. An ideal, worry-free choice for those hot, dry locations. Wheels of Wonder™ ice plants will have you saying WOW all through the heat of summer!

Delosperma 'Golden Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Hot Pink Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Ice plant

Don’t let its common name fool you, this plant is hot, hot, HOT! Huge, bright, hot pink blooms with yellow and white centers light up this high-impact groundcover. Heat and drought are no problem for this tough variety from the colorful Wheels of Wonder™ ice plant series. Just be sure to give it plenty of sun and well-drained soil, and you’ll be saying WOW all summer long!

Delosperma 'Hot Pink Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Orange Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Ice plant

Intense orange petals with yellow and white centers grace this high-impact groundcover. Succulent green carpets of dense foliage are covered with its amazingly bright, bold flowers. An ideal, worry-free choice for those hot, dry locations. Wheels of Wonder™ ice plants will have you saying WOW all through the heat of summer!

Delosperma 'Orange Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Violet Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Ice plant

Cool violet petals surround bright white centers on the huge blooms of this high-impact groundcover. Succulent green carpets of dense foliage are topped with tons of amazingly bright, bold flowers. An ideal, worry-free choice for those hot, dry locations. Wheels of Wonder™ ice plants will have you saying WOW all through the heat of summer!

Delosperma 'Violet Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Radiance'

Autumn fern

Hardy, evergreen and drought resistant, this tough fern is also gorgeous in the garden! Spring fronds unfurl in dazzling shades of reds, oranges and pinks, aging to glossy green in summer. Autumn brings another foliage display of earthy fall hues, remaining evergreen through the winter. A long-lasting treat for the shade border or woodland garden.

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Radiance'

Echinacea 'Butterfly Kisses' Cone-fections™

Coneflower

Topping out at just over a foot tall, this diminutive beauty is a perfect fit for gardens large or small! Bubblegum pink, double-flowered blooms are a delight atop the extra sturdy stems of this tidy little variety. A superb addition to the perennial border, wildlife garden or patio container. Resistant to heat, humidity and drought, ‘Butterfly Kisses’ is long-lived, adaptable and easy to grow.

Echinacea 'Butterfly Kisses' Cone-fections™

Echinacea 'Julia' Butterfly™

coneflower

This bold variety glows with tangerine orange ray petals and deep copper cones. Its broad, horizontally held petals age to a golden orange. Compact, deep green foliage and sturdy stems support the giant 4” flowers as they bloom through the summer and into early fall. Named after the Julia Longwing Butterfly of the same color, this variety is a favorite landing spot for butterflies and bumblebees. Incorporate this bright coneflower into your perennial border, wildlife garden or mixed container.

Echinacea 'Julia' Butterfly™

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Coneflower

A 2013 All-America Selection Award Winner, and for good reason - they’re durable, easy to grow and gorgeous! A delightful mix of colors from rich purples, pinks, reds and oranges to lighter yellows, creams and whites makes a bold statement in a perennial border, butterfly garden or patio container. Drought tolerant and low maintenance, these coneflowers do not require deadheading to maintain their flower power! The spent blooms turn to seeds, providing winter food for songbirds and architectural interest.

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Echinacea 'Cleopatra' Butterfly™

Coneflower

Named after the Cleopatra Butterfly of the same cheerful yellow color, horizontally held ray petals flutter around bright orange cones all summer. The blooms lighten to creamy yellow as they age atop compact, bushy green foliage and sturdy stems. Add a pop of color and fragrance to the sunny perennial border or wildlife garden and enjoy the show of butterflies and bumblebees that come to visit!

Echinacea 'Cleopatra' Butterfly™

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® White'

Coneflower

Lend a classic look to your garden with Pow Wow® White’s graceful, downward arching and bright white ray petals surrounded by bright yellow cones. This spectacular variety is extremely well-branched for profuse blooms and summer to frost flower power! Amazing in a sunny perennial border or wildlife garden. Easy to grow and very adaptable to heat, humidity, drought and poor soils.

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® White'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® Wild Berry'

Coneflower

Up the WOW factor in your garden with PowWow® Wild Berry, a 2010 All-America Selection award winner! This spectacular variety is extremely well-branched for profuse blooms and flower power summer to frost. Brilliant rose-purple flowers retain color longer without fading and will bloom without the need for deadheading. Amazing in a sunny perennial border or wildlife garden. Easy to grow and very adaptable to heat, humidity, drought or poor soils.

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® Wild Berry'

Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'

Shale barrens buckwheat

This beautiful, long-flowering workhorse is a durable plant that thrives in urban plantings, rock gardens or any consistently dry site. With a tidy, low-growing habit of gray-green, paddle-shaped leaves, it bursts with golden yellow umbels that age to various shades of bronzy orange in the late summer. A wonderful little plant at 18-24” tall, it provides habitat and nectar for butterflies, honeybees, bumblebees and hummingbirds! It is also a great selection for those who enjoy cut flowers.

Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'

Eupatorium 'Phantom'

Joe Pye weed

This short and sweet dwarf variety is fantastic for use in perennial borders, rain gardens and mixed containers with its shorter stature and upright habit. Attractive domeshaped clusters of tiny, rosy-purple blooms are a favorite of butterflies and gardeners alike, lasting from mid-summer through fall before turning into tufts of fuzzy seed heads with late autumn interest. A clump-forming perennial with whorls of coarse green leaves on sturdy stems.

Eupatorium 'Phantom'

Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™

Common blue fescue

Go above and beyond in the garden with the INTENSE blue foliage of this fantastic fescue! The unique foliage color stays bright through all seasons for year-round interest. Flowers extend above the tidy mounds of fine powder blue blades in late spring and summer. Flowers fade to light brown by late summer and can be cut back if preferred. Beyond Blue™ is a striking plant as a mass planting in the landscape or as a specimen in mixed containers. This low-maintenance gem will thrive despite heat, humidity or poor soils.

Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa™ Yellow'

Blanketflower

Outstanding performers in the landscape or container, the Gaillardia Mesa™ series features well-branched, uniform habits and will flower in the first year. Mesa™ Yellow displays vivid yellow flowers that bloom early and don't fade all season!

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa™ Yellow'

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa™ Bright Bicolour'

Blanketflower

Outstanding performers in the landscape or container, the Gaillardia Mesa™ series features well-branched, uniform habits and will flower in the first year. Mesa™ Bright Bicolour displays intense red and yellow flowers that bloom early and don't fade all season!

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa™ Bright Bicolour'

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa™ Peach'

Blanketflower

Outstanding performers in the landscape or container, the Gaillardia Mesa™ series features well-branched, uniform habits and will flower in the first year. Mesa™ Peach displays intense peach-colored flowers dipped in golden yellow - blooms early and doesn't fade all season!

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa™ Peach'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane'

Beeblossom

Clear white, four-petaled flowers with a candy-pink picotee. Flowers bloom along tall, flexible stems throughout summer. Open, vase-shaped habit; quite tolerant of heat, humidity, and some drought once established. Requires well-drained soil.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane'

Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'

White-striped Hakone grass

This exceptionally elegant grass deserves a spot in every garden with its graceful habit and easy culture. Narrow stripes of creamy white accent each deep green leaf, providing a bright glimmer as the leaves sway gently in the breeze. Taller than other selections, 'Albovariegata' is also more vigorous and should be planted in groups of three or more for best effect. It is very tolerant of sun if the soil does not dry out, but may be happiest in a bright shaded spot. Airy flowers appear in late summer as the foliage becomes tipped in pink.

Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'

Helenium autumnale 'Salsa' Mariachi™

Sneezeweed
Helenium autumnale 'Salsa' Mariachi™

Helleborus Winter Thriller™ Mix

Lenten rose

The Winter Thriller™ Mix from Chris Hansen includes a variety of wonderful flower colors and shapes – including large, 3” single and double petalled blooms in both solid and speckled shades of white, green, pink, red and purple. Long blooming from late winter through spring with deep, evergreen foliage.

Helleborus Winter Thriller™ Mix

Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint'

Coralbells

'Cocomint' shines in the shade with its bright green foliage accented in silver highlights. From the Carnival series of Heuchera - a collection of alumroots that pack a punch of fantastic foliage, tidy mounding habits and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance. An excellent addition to a shady garden area or mixed container.

Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint'

Heuchera 'Carnival Peach Parfait'

Coralbells

'Peach Parfait' pops in the shade with eye-catching, slightly ruffled peachy foliage touched by deep orange veining and silver highlights. From the Carnival series of Heuchera - a collection of alumroots that pack a punch of fantastic foliage, tidy mounding habits and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance. An excellent addition to the shady garden or mixed container.

Heuchera 'Carnival Peach Parfait'

Heuchera 'Carnival Plum Crazy'

Coralbells

You’d be 'Plum Crazy' not to add this superb variety to your shady garden or mixed container! Rich silver highlights on deep purple foliage shine in the shade, with hints of mauve peeking out from the undersides of the leaves. From the Carnival series of Heuchera - a collection of alumroots that pack a punch of fantastic foliage, tidy mounding habits and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance.

Heuchera 'Carnival Plum Crazy'

Heuchera 'Carnival Watermelon'

Coralbells

Add a splash of color to the shade garden or mixed container with the uniquely hued 'Carnival Watermelon'. Wonderful shades of peaches, pinks and greens grace this compact variety’s foliage, with hints of bright pink popping from the undersides of the leaves. From the Carnival series of Heuchera - a collection of alumroots that pack a punch of fantastic foliage, tidy mounding habits and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance.

Heuchera 'Carnival Watermelon'

Iris cristata 'Eco Bluebird'

Dwarf crested iris

Blue-purple flowers with orange crests and white throats surrounded by navy blue. A consistently strong performer, more thick and robust than the species. Very attractive, versatile and easy to care for.

Iris cristata 'Eco Bluebird'

Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED®

Ruby muhly

Plant this muhlygrass for a show-stopping autumnal display! An aura of reddish mauve flower spikes bloom late summer into fall and will stop you in your tracks - a performance that intensifies when backlit by the rising or setting autumn sun. Striking when planted en masse, or lovely as an accent mixed into a perennial border. The clouds of flowers dry after frost and persist to provide winter interest. This warm season grass’s fine-textured, soft green foliage forms a tidy, well-behaved mound. Heat and drought tolerant, long-lived and low maintenance.

Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED®

Nepeta 'Novanepjun' Junior Walker™

Catnip

The non-reseeding progeny of 'Walker's Low'. This low-growing, compact catmint packs a punch of lavender-blue flowers from late spring through summer over aromatic blue-green foliage. Its tidy habit is ideal for mixed containers, the perennial border, and along paths and walkways. A Star Roses & Plants introduction.

Nepeta 'Novanepjun' Junior Walker™

Oenothera fremontii 'Shimmer'

Evening primrose

Silvery green foliage adds a cool touch to hot garden areas! Bright lemon yellow flowers pop from the dense, compact mat of thin leaves in late spring - with rebloom lasting through the summer until frost. Best used as a border, edging, rock gardens and mass plantings for full effect.

Oenothera fremontii 'Shimmer'

Osmunda claytoniana

Interrupted fern

Broad green fronds are “interrupted” in the middle by spore-bearing pinnae (leaflets) in early summer, hence the common name. Forming a lovely spreading vase habit, this low-maintenance native fern makes a distinctive addition to the shade border or woodland garden.

Osmunda claytoniana

Panicum 'Cape Breeze'

Switchgrass

North Creek is proud to bring Panicum 'Cape Breeze' to the market. Fantastic foliage stays green until Halloween! From production to the landscape, this grass truly is a breeze. Selected for upright habit, compact size and early flowering. Its perfect, tidy stature combines the toughness of seaside Panicum with the neatness of garden worthy cultivars. Great texture and movement in the landscape!

Panicum 'Cape Breeze'

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Beardtongue
Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Penstemon schmidel 'Delfts Blue Riding Hood'

Beardtongue

The Penstemon 'Riding Hood' series is sure to stand out on the retail bench, making a perfect impulse buy. Its well-branched, compact habit is 18-24” tall in flower and about 18” wide. Grows best in dry to average, well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent in pollinator and butterfly gardens, containers, combination pots, sunny perennial borders, or in cut flower arrangements. Hardy in zones 5-8.

Penstemon schmidel 'Delfts Blue Riding Hood'

Penstemon schmidel 'Hot Pink Riding Hood'

Beardtongue

The Penstemon 'Riding Hood' series is sure to stand out on the retail bench, making a perfect impulse buy. Its well-branched, compact habit is 18-24” tall in flower and about 18” wide. Grows best in dry to average, well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent in pollinator and butterfly gardens, containers, combination pots, sunny perennial borders, or in cut flower arrangements. Hardy in zones 5-8.

Penstemon schmidel 'Hot Pink Riding Hood'

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'

Beardtongue

The Penstemon 'Riding Hood' series is sure to stand out on the retail bench, making a perfect impulse buy. Its well-branched, compact habit is 18-24” tall in flower and about 18” wide. Grows best in dry to average, well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent in pollinator and butterfly gardens, containers, combination pots, sunny perennial borders, or in cut flower arrangements. Hardy in zones 5-8.

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar'

Black-eyed Susan

This knee-high performer is a knockout in the landscape! Selected for copious floral display and dwarf habit with increased manageability, this variety has excellent branching and forms a tidy, compact clump. A bit more floriferous than 'Goldsturm', flowers are held high above rich green foliage and bloom from July into October.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar'

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry'

Quilled dwarf Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Little bluestem

A warm season grass that does well in poor, dry soils.  Spikey bluish-green stems and leaves transition to a sizzling display of oranges, reds, yellows, and purplish-browns in the autumn.  Also provides winter interest before cutting back in early spring to make way for new growth.

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Sedum 'Cherry Tart' SunSparkler®

Stonecrop

We’re thrilled to offer Chris Hansen’s breakthrough new Sunsparkler® series! Selected for compact growth habit, attractive foliage, large flower heads, and brilliant bloom color…'Cherry Tart' does not disappoint! Masses of brilliant pink, 5" diameter flower clusters explode above cherry-red leaves from late summer into early autumn. Perfect for the landscape or container garden.

Sedum 'Cherry Tart' SunSparkler®

Sedum 'Dazzleberry' SunSparkler®

Stonecrop

Compact, smoky blue-gray foliage makes an attractive groundcover throughout the season. Raspberry-pink flower heads range in diameter from 6-8” and put on a dazzling display from late summer to fall. A lovely accent to cut flower arrangements. From the breeding program of Chris Hansen.

Sedum 'Dazzleberry' SunSparkler®

Sedum 'Lime Zinger' SunSparkler®

Stonecrop

Chris Hansen has done it again! Lime green foliage with a crisp, contrasting red edge. Hot pink flower heads last for weeks through late summer into fall, and don't flop or fade! A perfect addition to the front of the perennial border, and works great in containers.

Sedum 'Lime Zinger' SunSparkler®

Sporobolus wrightii 'Windbreaker'

Big sacaton

Formerly named 'Mesa Form', this statuesque prairie dropseed comes to us from the breeding efforts at the Los Lunas Plant Materials Center in NM. Originally bred to be a wind barrier, this form has a commanding presence with its sturdy, upright habit, medium green, strap-like foliage and very showy flower spikes that appear come summer. An herbaceous alternative to expensive fencing, 'Windbreaker' is also a terrific native substitute for pampas grass.

Sporobolus wrightii 'Windbreaker'

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokes' aster

'Peachie's Pick' isn't peach or apricot, but it is a fantastic plant for pot culture and for the garden! Selected in Peachie Saxon's Mississippi garden, this Stokesia has the typical lavender blue flowers of the species, but it is very compact and has incredible flower power. And the flowers just keep coming, especially with periodic trims. This is our new favorite! 'Peachie's Pick' combines well with pinks and pale yellows.

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Veronica 'Whitewater'

Speedwell

Dainty, pure white flowers dot this dense groundcover from early spring to midsummer, providing a nice backdrop for spring bulbs. Glossy, dark green foliage turns burgundy to bronze in fall. Hardy enough for containers, and evergreen in mild climates.

Veronica 'Whitewater'

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Prostrate blue violet

From the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center, North Creek is delighted to introduce this tough native groundcover. Easily identified by trailing stems and delicate lavender flowers, 'Silver Gem' forms a dense, tidy mat of attractive silver foliage. Flowers appear in March and persist into autumn. Our plant trials have proven 'Silver Gem' to be exceptionally drought tolerant and happiest in part to full shade. Available in trays of 32 & 72. Pot in quarts or gallons for early spring sales.

 

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'