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Here you'll find recent introductions to our catalog!

Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Hyssop

Luxurious, deep violet-blue flower spikes over ultra-green foliage. Unlike any other Agastache. The flower spikes are long, wide and extremely showy. It's a great perennial color spot for summer bloom. It is drought tolerant once established and attracts hummingbirds as well as butterflies. We have found all of that to be absolutely true in our trial gardens. This is a must-have feature in your perennial beds and meadows. Tags are a required purchase for this variety.

Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Big bluestem

Deep green foliage emerges in spring with notable red tips, providing an immediate display of color and texture. The real show begins around the first frost of October - the chill sends the graceful foliage into a flurry of vivid red, becoming topped with tall, scarlet red inflorescences swaying in the autumn breeze. Striking!

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Anemone Fantasy™ 'Cinderella'

Cinderella anemone

Covered in thick-petaled, baby pink blooms from mid to late summer! The seed heads look like little fluffy cotton balls, standing atop strong stems to give interest to the garden from fall into winter. This vigorous, clumping selection is a delight in the garden or mixed container.

Anemone Fantasy™ 'Cinderella'

Anemone Fantasy™ 'Pocahontas'

Pocahontas anemone

Covered in double flowered, bubblegum pink blooms from mid to late summer! The seed heads look like little fluffy cotton balls, standing atop strong stems to give interest to the garden from fall into winter. This vigorous, clumping selection is a delight in the garden or mixed container.

Anemone Fantasy™ 'Pocahontas'

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

Japanese windflower

This stately,clear-white Anemone selection was made in the mid-1800's and is still beloved by the modern gardener. Perhaps it is the charm of its unique flowers and preblooms in late summer or the joy of watching its easy sway in the late summer breeze. Ultimately, we love it because it is an effortless and reliable presence in the garden. Whatever the reason that you fall in love with 'Honorine Jobert' know that it is a timeless classic. 

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Butterfly weed

This is a selection from the native Asclepias and is therefore hardy and highly adaptable to many environments, including dry soil and even temporarily sopping-wet soil. 

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Butterfly weed

Aptly named, this Asclepias selection has a vivid glowing yellow color that welcomes and commands the attention of beneficial pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds, as well as human garden visitors.

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Athyrium otophorum

Eared lady fern

The new foliage presents in a limey-pastel and adds drama to the overall appearance of this fern. The fronds mature to a medium green which causes a unique two-toned appearance through out the season.

Athyrium otophorum

Carex cherokeensis

Cherokee sedge

C. cherokeensis prefers moist conditions but, tolerates some variables. It prefers some shade including dappled light from trees or even just reprieve from the heat of the afternoon sun.  The inflorescence has been noted as insignificant but, we like the little wispy spikes that add a bit of interest in the spring. It can be evergreen in milder climates, a harsh cut back may harm.  It is better to give a little light haircut to improve its appearance.

Carex cherokeensis

Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Everest'

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 EverColor® 'Everest'

Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Everillo'

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 EverColor® 'Everillo'

Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Everlime'

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 EverColor® 'Everlime'

Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Eversheen'

Japanese sedge

We added this new selection to round out our Evercolor® collection as the "." on the "!" that is the diversity of the Evercolor® series. It is not only evergreen, but also ever-beautiful. There is not a single season in which this grass does not look garden worthy.

Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Eversheen'

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'

Dianthus 'Kahori'

Hardy pink

'Kahori' is a hybrid that grows in an upright mound of gray-green foliage. The foliage is an excellent canvas for the beautiful lilac-pink flowers that are not only striking in color, but are wonderfully fragrant. This variety is known to be heavy-flowering and excellent in rebloom. Evergreen in warmer climates.

Dianthus 'Kahori'

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'

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™

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'

Helenium autumnale 'Salsa' Mariachi™

Sneezeweed

These bold, spicy red flowers are sure to bring rhythm to your garden palette! Its dense, compact and tidy habit will be COVERED with bright red blooms that age to shades of orange and yellow from late summer through fall. A must-have perennial for late season color and pollinator activity in the garden border.

Helenium autumnale 'Salsa' Mariachi™

Heuchera 'Stainless Steel'

Coralbells

One of the parents of this hybrid is Heuchera pubescens, an especially hardy, drought-resistant species native to rocky slopes in the Appalachians. Heuchera 'Stainless Steel' has been a show-stopper since we started trialing it here!

Heuchera 'Stainless Steel'

Monarda punctata

Spotted beebalm

A valuable ecological species, Monarda punctata is the equivalent of a juice bar at the gym for nectar loving/needing insects! BONUS, it also resists all other kinds of mites that could impact the bees because it is incredibly high in thymol. If you are in the area where the endangered Karner Blue still resides, you will be helping restore them to safe status by planting a stand of Monarda punctata, as this is their food mothership.

Monarda punctata

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Fountain grass

This fountain grass cultivar produces feather plumes from August to September, a month sooner than other Pennisetum alopecuroides cultivars.

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Beardtongue

Proudly bred by The University of Nebraska–Lincoln! 'Dark Towers' is a hybrid cross between P. digitalis 'Husker Red' and P. 'Prairie Splendor.' It brings the best of both parents to the perennial garden. It has intensely purple willow-shaped leaves and firm purple stems. Aptly named, 'Dark Towers' grows upright to about 30 inches tall when it blooms pink flowers in late spring and early summer. it stands better in garden situations without staking and it flowers over a longer season than most other Penstemons. Tags are a required purchase for this variety.

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Penstemon x mexicali 'P008S' RED ROCKS®

Beardtongue

A fantastic introduction from Plant Select®, selected from crosses made by Bruce Meyers between Mexican and American wild penstemons.

Penstemon x mexicali 'P008S' RED ROCKS®

Phlox paniculata 'Peacock White'

Garden Phlox

Bright white fragrant flowers. Some of the same great qualities as Phlox p. 'David' but, with richer fragrance and brighter white flowers that rebloom when cut back. 

Phlox paniculata 'Peacock White'

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry'

Sweet coneflower

The most darling little selection of native sweet coneflower you'll ever see! This is a third shorter than 'Henry Eilers'; the height has great appeal, but it is the unique petals that draw the most attention. Surrounding the traditional brown-eyed Susan cones are narrow quills that jet out all around it. A wonderfully compact, upright and vigorous introduction from Terra Nova. Tags are a required purchase for this variety.

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry'