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Botanical Name     Common Name
A B C D E F-G H I J-L M-O P Q R S T U-Z ALL

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Yarrow
Silver foliage with 3' tall stems topped with broad sulphur-yellow flower heads. A hybrid of A. x 'Taygeta' and A. clypeolata, introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950's. An excellent choice for a hot dry site, especially if it's windy. A beautiful cut flower!
Achillea 'Moonshine'

Achillea 'Terracotta'

Yarrow
Another Ernest Pagel introduction, with pronounced silvery foliage. Sturdy stems support bright peach flowers that slowly turn to rich hues of earthy reds and oranges. An excellent cut flower!
Achillea 'Terracotta'

Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose'

Common yarrow

Common yarrow is a carefree garden plant that spreads easily to fill available space. 'Oertel's Rose' is rosy pink with good strong color that is slow to fade.

Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose'

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

Common yarrow
Intense red flowers surround bright yellow centers. This Achillea is a vigorous grower that will quickly form a dense weed-blocking mat. It is one of the most floriferous of the Achillea cultivars, presenting a solid block of red in early summer. An easy and rewarding production plant, it has very few pest or pathogen problems.
Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

Achillea millefolium 'Pomegranate'

Common yarrow

Selected for outstanding compact, sturdy and full habit. 'Pomegranate' is a dependable and carefree perennial with freely flowering, flat-topped, red-purple flowers. Foliage remains clean throughout the gardening season and carries a spicy fragrance. Strong and vigorous growth habit, blooming summer into fall. Exceptional heat tolearance. A Blooms of Bressingham introduction.

Achillea millefolium 'Pomegranate'

Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction'

Common yarrow

Rich, strawberry-red flowers are accented by a vivid golden-yellow center, taking on a yellowish cast as they mature. Thick, dark green foliage is fragrant and densely arranged on sturdy stems. Rigid, upright habit, long bloom period and very drought tolerant. A Blooms of Bressingham introduction.

Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction'

Achillea millefolium 'Summer Wine'

Common yarrow
Common yarrow is a carefree garden plant that spreads easily to fill available space. 'Summer Wine' is a vigorous grower with deep wine-colored flowers that fade to rose pink throughout the summer. An excellent cut flower!
Achillea millefolium 'Summer Wine'

Acorus americanus

Sweetflag
Acorus americanus is a hardy perennial swamp or bog plant with sweet, spicy-scented leaves. Spadix like flowers appear in June and July, followed by dark berries. Found at water's edge from Nova Scotia to Virginia to Washington to Alaska. Great for stabilizing pond edges or filling a boggy area.
Acorus americanus

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

White baneberry

White baneberry is a striking, multi-stemmed woodland perennial selected for soft, bluish-green, finely cut foliage. Flowers appear in spring, followed by vivid, reddish pedicels which produce large, white ‘doll’s eyes’ fruit in autumn, persisting for 4-6 weeks. Fruit is marked by a distinct black dot. This cultivar was discovered in a planting of unknown origin at Mt. Cuba Center in Greenville, Delaware.

Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and appreciation for plants native to the Piedmont, encouraging their use in gardens and supporting their conservation in nature. Tours, educational programs and plant introductions provide a means for future generations to gain an appreciation of the diversity and landscape potential of plants that comprise the Piedmont flora. 

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

Adiantum pedatum

northern maidenhair

Dainty bright green fronds are held aloft on shiny black stems creating a light, airy texture in the woodland garden. In rich soil and bright shade it will spread by shallow rhizomes to form a dense groundcover. Found in the humus-rich woodlands and moist woods of Eastern North America. Easy to grow as long as the soil is loose and rich.

Adiantum pedatum

Agastache 'Black Adder'

Hyssop
The second fantastic Agastache given to us by Coen Jansen, Black Adder boasts numerous bottlebrush flowers of vivid blue from mid summer to frost on a compact, rounded plant. It has been hardy for us in the ground and in containers for 5 years now and has proven to be a reliable production plant as well. An early pinch keeps it more compact in pots.
Agastache 'Black Adder'

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Anise hyssop
Selected for its profusion of long lasting, deep violet blue flower spikes, that appear from July to September and fragrant foliage. Prefers average to dry locations, and is a butterfly magnet. Bred (A. foeniculum x A. rugosa) and selected by Gert Fortgens of the Arboretum Trompenberg, in Rotterdam. Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is long flowering, heat and drought tolerant, as well as insect and disease resistant. Blue Fortune is a hybrid of species native to the US and Korea.
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'

Hyssop
Definately a WOW! plant. Chartruse Coleus-like foliage is incredible on its own, but the blue bottlebrush flowers in mid summer top it off beautifully. Very hardy and will self sow. Benefits from a little shade in production to protect leaf color.
Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'

Agastache 'Purple Haze'

Hyssop
This decidedly hardy Agastache brings a new color palette with its long racemes of smoky blue violet flowers that never seem to stop coming. It remains compact in a container with an early pinch and is in flower from July to frost. It has survived wet and dry, and warm and cold winters in Pennsylvania where it has been in the ground since Spring 2000. Hardiness beyond zone 6 is unknown.
Agastache 'Purple Haze'

Agastache foeniculum

Anise hyssop

An upright, clump-forming perennial native to parts of the upper Midwest and Great Plains region. Lavender to purple flowers are densely packed along showy, cylindrical, terminal spikes mid to late summer. Medium green, lanceolate foliage remains clean throughout the season and carries a refreshing anise scent, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.

Agastache foeniculum

Agastache rupestris

Rock anise hyssop
Licorice Plant, so nicknamed by Dr. Allan Armitage, of the University of Georgia for the deliciously scented foliage - mmmm - let your customers rub it! Striking warm rosy orange verticillate flowers with silvery foliage sets this plant apart. It is upright, somewhat shrubby and quite cold tolerant. This is an outstanding plant, in flower from June until killing frost. Championed by Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Agastache rupestris

Alchemilla mollis 'Auslese'

Lady's mantle
Green to bright chartreuse flowers appear in clusters above scalloped, grey-green foliage late spring through summer. Robust and vigorous, Alchemilla mollis 'Auslese' prefers full sun to part shade and has a wonderfully uniform habit.
Alchemilla mollis 'Auslese'

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion
Found on ledges, in dry meadows, gravel, rocky or wooded slopes, this delicate onion has gently nodding pink flowers in late spring. Beautiful in the garden or naturalized in a meadow. Easy, dependable and very drought tolerant once established.
Allium cernuum

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

Bluestar
This long-blooming, compact Amsonia selected from A. tabernaemontana seedlings at White Flower Farm is possibly a hybrid with the taxonomically challenged A. montana or perhaps with the Asian Rhazya orientale. Whatever its parentage, Blue Ice blooms longer and stronger than the species and forms a dense, compact mound of dark green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in the fall. Looks fantastic in a gallon!
Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia hubrichtii

Threadleaf bluestar
A graceful and long lived native plant with very fine foliage, clusters of steel blue flowers in May and June on an upright, bushy plant. Excellent golden fall color. Thrives in full sun or part shade. No insect or pest problems with these babies. Found in Arkansas in 1942 by Leslie Hubricht.
Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Eastern bluestar

This long-lived, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial features three to four weeks of light blue, star-shaped flowers in spring. Terminal flower clusters are succeeded by ornamental seed pods. Narrow, willow-shaped foliage transitions from green into attractive shades of yellow in fall. An easy to grow, no fuss native perfectly suited for the perennial border. Beautiful when used en masse along the perennial border or in a fresh cut arrangement.

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Andropogon gerardii

Big bluestem

The king of native grasses, Big Bluestem has handsome gray to blue-green stems in spring turning to green alternating with deep red in summer then to coppery red in fall. Three fingered seed heads top tall stems in August. Clump forming with excellent drought tolerance once established. Andropogon gerardii can be found in moist meadows and along side roads and rivers from Canada to Mexico.

Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon glomeratus

Bushy beardgrass

Flowers emerge in September, enclosed in densely clustered bushy bracts atop stiffly upright stems. Green summer foliage transitions to an attractive copper-orange in autumn. Happiest in wet conditions such as bogs, marshes, swamps, swales and other low, moist ground. Multiple seasons of interest; use in cut flower arrangements.

Andropogon glomeratus

Andropogon virginicus

Broomsedge

An easy-to-grow clump forming native warm season grass with incredible golden copper fall color. A pioneer soil stabilizing plant that does well in poor, infertile areas and surprisingly in floodplains. It's wonderful for xeriscaping, in coastal areas, fall and winter cut stems and restoration.

Andropogon virginicus

Anemone canadensis

Meadow anemone
A strong growing plant that needs room to move. Clear white single flowers top out at 18" from mid spring to early summer. A robust and competitive plant that brightens up woodland edges and shady corners of the garden. Combines well with other spring-blooming perennials such as Polemonium, Sisyrinchium and Mertensia.
Anemone canadensis

Anemone sylvestris

Snowdrop anemone

Delicate nodding white flowers bloom early to mid spring atop lustrous dense, green foliage. A low maintenance groundcover for bright shade! Easy to grow in containers, overwinters well in cold frames if protected from heavy rain and snow melt.

Anemone sylvestris

Aquilegia canadensis

Wild columbine
Red flowers with yellow centers hang like drifts of softly illuminated lanterns in April and May. Excellent as a shady rock garden naturalizer, it also is quite content in average garden conditions. Occurs naturally in rich rocky woods, north-facing slopes, cliffs, ledges, pastures, and roadside banks. Native to all states east of the Rockies, but not found in Louisiana.
Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

Wild columbine
Profuse show of butter yellow lantern flowers from April to May. Its short stature, delicate color and mid spring bloom time make it an ideal companion for spring bulbs! Spotted by Richard Simon of Bluemont Nurseries, Monkton, MD. Named for the nearby small town of Corbett.
Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Canadian columbine
Replacing Canyon Vista as our compact red-stemmed selection, Little Lanterns is short in stature, but free with flowers. Numerous pendant flowers in shades of red and yellow cover the plant in late spring. This selection resolves a few grievances that some have expressed about Aquilegia canadensis by having consistantly shorter stature and more intense color than the species.
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Aruncus dioicus

Goat's beard
Aruncus dioicus is a fantastic native with large, fine textured feathery blooms in late Spring. Though closely related to Spiraea, Goat's Beard more closely resembles a giant Astilbe. When happy Aruncus can be a formidable garden plant, reaching a spread of 6 feet or more. It is lovely when used at woods edge and it can provide a dense screen beneath a high canopy.
Aruncus dioicus

Asarum canadense

Wild ginger

An attractive native groundcover for moist shade, wild ginger spreads slowly via underground rhizomes.  Lustrous dark green, kidney-shaped foliage usually obscure the unique brown jug-like flowers.  Will naturalize, incorporate into a native plant garden or woodland display.

Asarum canadense

Asclepias curassavica

Bloodflower
Asclepias curassavica is a tender perennial that grows upright and tall with spiraling lanceolate leaves. The flowers, in small scarlet red and orange umbels, are very bright and showy, and wonderful at attracting Monarch butterflies. Blood Flower is a milkweed and thus contains a milky sap that exudes from the foliage when cut or damaged.
Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

One of the most beautiful of native perennials with clusters of upturned pink flowers in June and July. Much underused in average garden conditions! Attracts butterflies of all kinds. Willow-like leaves are 4-5" long. Occurs in floodplains and wet meadows.

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Swamp milkweed
A marvelous long-blooming, bright white selection of swamp milkweed. Clear white flowers and dark green foliage make the colors of the hundreds of visiting butterflies glisten in the sunlight.
Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

This native classic is best known as a food of larval monarch butterflies (along with its siblings A. incarnata and A. tuberosa). Robust and stoloniferous with deep pink clusters of fragrant flowers in June and July, followed by lovely pods of silky seeds in October.

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed
A tough, drought-tolerant native with intense orange flowers in mid to late summer. Attracts many varieties of butterfly and is especially attractive to Monarchs. A beautiful solution for a dry sunny slope! Occurs in dry fields and roadsides in most of the US.
Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias verticillata

Horsetail milkweed
A widely adaptable and tough native is a deer-resistant food for larval butterflies. The fine-textured foliage provides a dark green backdrop for the clusters of white flowers that appear in June and July.
Asclepias verticillata

Aster 'Wood's Light Blue'

Aster
This member of the Wood's Aster group has the typical low rounded habit and profuse blooming associated with all three. 'Wood's Blue' has perfectly clean foliage, and in the early fall it is covered with clear medium blue flowers with gold centers. Bred for compact habit, long bloom period and heavy flowering, all of the Woods Asters are outstanding pot crops and should be used far more often as a sturdy perennial alternative for mums.
Aster 'Wood's Light Blue'

Aster 'Wood's Pink'

Aster
Aster Wood's Pink is virtually mildew and rust free. Like all the Wood's Asters, it is a wonderful container plant, with a compact habit and unstoppable clear pink flowers with gold centers. Bred for compact habit, long bloom period and heavy flowering, all of the Woods Asters are outstanding pot crops and should be used far more often as a sturdy perennial alternative for mums.
Aster 'Wood's Pink'

Aster 'Wood's Purple'

Aster
Aster 'Wood's Purple' has perfectly clean foliage, and is loaded with single, clear purple flowers in late summer and early fall. It is slightly earlier than 'Wood's Blue'. Bred for compact habit, long bloom period and heavy flowering, all of the Woods Asters are outstanding pot crops and should be used far more often as a sturdy perennial alternative for mums.
Aster 'Wood's Purple'

Aster cordifolius

Blue wood aster

Clouds of blue flowers in early fall in shade! A great naturalizer under trees, at the edge of woods, or as a filler among Hostas and Astilbes, which look pretty rough by September. Found in woods and dry meadows.

Aster cordifolius

Aster cordifolius 'Avondale'

Blue wood aster
This selection of the native Wood Aster is a prolific bloomer and carpets the shade garden with light blue in early fall, when little else blooms and the hostas are in decline. A quick and easy pot crop for fall sales. Beautiful and long-lasting as a filler in autumn flower arrangements!
Aster cordifolius 'Avondale'

Aster divaricatus

White wood aster

Produces a fairyland of glistening of small white daisies in September and October. Lovley naturalized in shade, average, and dry soil. Found in deciduous woods and along roadsieds of the Eastern US.

Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

White wood aster
We have grown this select form anonymously for many years and have deemed it worthy of a name. It is shorter than the species and has deep dark shining mahogany stems. It came our way from Canyon Creek Nursery, via Roger Rache, then of the Berkley Botanic Gardens's Eastern US section. Originally collected from coastal Rhode Island.
Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Heath aster
A very low dense carpeting groundcover that is smothered with 1/2" single white flowers with gold centers in September. A good strong grower and a totally new look and use for Asters! Makes an excellent container plant.
Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Aster laevis 'Bluebird'

Smooth aster
'Bluebird' is a superlative selection of the native Smooth Aster introduced by Dr. Richard Lighty of the Mt.Cuba Center. This tall vased-shaped wildflower has large 1" diameter blue flowers held in cloud-like clusters at the tips of the arching branches. You can pinch back the young shoots in June for denser habit and more flowers, but it is not essential. Staking is helpful by late summer if you forget to pinch. Perfectly clean foliage makes for easy maintenance in production and in the landscape. Aster laevis is a great source of nectar for migrating monarchs and other late season butterflies.
Aster laevis 'Bluebird'

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Calico aster
Who can resist plants with great names? Aster 'Lady in Black' is an elegant 3-4' mound of purplish- black strappy leaves smothered in red-centered tiny white daisies in late summer and early fall. A stronger, more statuesque sister of Aster 'Prince' that will thrive in average soil in sun or part shade, but shows best foliage coloration in full sun. Thousands of flowers per plant - a butterfly's dream!
Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster novae-angliae

New England aster
Tall and majestic, New England Aster rules the prairie in autumn. The deep blue to purple, and sometimes pink flowers are highlights of the late season wildflower garden. Blooms late into the fall, well after the first frosts. This is a critical late season nectar source for butterflies, especially for Monarchs, as they stock up for their long migration to Mexico.- Prarie Nursery
Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

New England aster

A naturally compact form with deep purple flowers in August and September.  Eye-popping with Solidago 'Golden Fleece'.  One of the most garden-worthy native selections out there.  A fine introduction from the Mt. Cuba Center.

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

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, A. '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'

Aster novi-belgii

New York aster

Local midatlantic native of moist to wet meadows. Flowers may vary in shades of pink, purple and white and bloom in early fall, which is late August and early September here in PA.

Aster novi-belgii

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aromatic aster
Shorter, bushier, bluer sister of 'Raydon's Favorite'. A strong growing low mound of bushy foliage covered in lavender blue flowers in mid fall. Highly tolerant of drought and poor soils. This Primrose Path introduction has excellent groundcover potential.
Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'

Aromatic aster
Medium blue, fine textured single ray flowers in September and October,
aromatic foliage. Irresistable, a really tremendous plant. Introduced by
Holbrook Farm.
Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'

Aster tataricus 'Jindai'

Tatarian daisy

Large leaves (to 2') emerge in the spring and provide a bold backdrop for earlier blooming perennials. In the fall numerous flower stalks rise to 4 or 5 feet and each is covered with 1" sky blue daisy-like flowers. Flowering is later than many other asters and this species often provides brilliant color until frost. Found by Rick Darke and Skip March at the Jin Dai Botanical Garden. This cultivar is shorter than the species and less likely to require staking.

Aster tataricus 'Jindai'

Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'

Frikart's aster
Elegant, cool lavender-blue single flowers with gold centers occur on upright, freely branching stems. It blooms earlier than most asters, starting in early August. A tremendous performer!
Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'

Asteromea mongolica

Japanese aster
Tough and easy to grow, this enchanting aster cousin is covered in hundreds of double white flowers from mid-summer to frost. Undemanding by nature, it is ideal for most any sunny garden spot and is a great container plant. Fantastic flower in arrangements too, easier to grow and lasts longer than Baby's Breath.
Asteromea mongolica

Athyrium 'Ghost'

lady fern
From the garden of Virginia's Nancy Swell comes this stunning Lady Fern with silver-white fronds and a decidedly upright habit. Leaves age to light green with new fronds appearing throughout the season. Upright with a beautiful formal appearance that really stands out in the shady garden. This fern really prefers shade and will stand up with all fronds perpendicular to the ground in full sun.
Athyrium 'Ghost'

Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red'

Lady fern
Strong-growing and dependable, the Lady Ferns are great garden plants. This selection from the New England Wildflower Society features red stems, making it a great choice to combine with purple-leaved plants. Tough and easy to grow, this sultry beauty is the right choice for perennial borders and woodlands alike. A breathtaking flush of new fronds appears in the spring, with new leaves appearing throughout the season for a continuously fresh look.
Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red'

Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

Lady fern
"This is the most spectacular of all cultivars in its magnificent frond architecture. It is really the Queen of Green", according to Dr. John Mickel former curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden and author of "Ferns for American Gardens". As with other forms of lady ferns there is so much variability with spore production that it is necessary to produce this form in tissue culture, so its clones are identical to the parent. This superb selection has fronds whose pinnae (leaflets) crisscross to form x's and has crested pinnae tips. Another superior cultivar in the Mickel Collection ™.
Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides

Lady fern
Handsome crowns of feathery fronds are typical of this genus. Delicate and lacy with arching fronds and dark red stems at maturity. Strong-growing and dependable, the Lady Ferns are great garden plants. Tough and easy to grow, this beauty is the right choice for perennial borders and woodlands alike. A breathtaking flush of new fronds appears in the spring, with new leaves appearing throughout the season for a continuously fresh look. Found in swamps, thickets and damp woods east of the Rockies.
Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides

Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red'

Japanese painted fern
Handsome and ruffled, this high-color selection has been a much requested Japanese Painted Fern. The dark violet red interior of each 'Regal Red' frond is contrasted by bright silver edges making each leaflet distinct and creating an overall tapestry effect. The pinnules also twist a little giving the frond a "fluffed" up look. 'Regal Red' combines beautifully with red-purple Heucheras such as 'Plum Pudding' and blue sedges like Carex platyphylla or C. 'Blue Zinger'. The fronds work well in cut flower arrangements, providing lasting color and soft texture. Unique and beautiful!
Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red'

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Japanese painted fern
The most colorful fern around with subtle shades of green, purple and red on a grey-blue background. The color is more intense with some direct sun, preferably morning or late afternoon. Strong-growing and dependable, the Lady Ferns are great garden plants. Native to China, Korea and Japan.
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

Wild indigo

Elegant spikes of creamy yellow blooms grace tidy blue green foliage in early summer. Long-blooming and tough, a dazzling addition to the native plant palette. A hybrid of B. sphaerocarpa and B. alba, found by Rob Gardener of NC Botanical Gardens.

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

Baptisia 'Midnight' Prairieblues™

False indigo

Features an elegant, vase-shaped habit and a profusion of deep violet-blue flowers on 24-inch-long racemes. Secondary stems extend the bloom season to 3-4 weeks! Fine textured foliage remains an attractive green all season. Vase-shaped habit primary stems are strongly erect; flowers are held well above the foliage.

Baptisia 'Midnight' Prairieblues™

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Wild indigo

Discovered by Rob Gardener of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens and introduced by Niche Gardens of Chapel Hill, NC. Apparently a chance hybrid of B. australis and B. alba, this has the charcoal-gray stems of alba and the blue color from australe, although it is more purple than B. australe. It is a good and vigorous grower and destined to be very much treasured.

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Baptisia 'Solar Flare' Prairieblues™

False indigo
Tall spikes of pea flowers start out brilliant yellow and fade to deep orange as they age, beautifully compimenting the emerging yellow blooms above. Another unique and lovely Baptisia from the Chicago Botanic Garden and Chicagoland Grows!
Baptisia 'Solar Flare' Prairieblues™

Baptisia australis

False blue indigo
Blue spikes of pea-shaped flowers resemble the tall racemes of lupines in May and early June. A slow to mature, but very rewarding native garden perennial. Found in open woods, river banks and sandy floodplains, New York to Nebraska to Georgia.
Baptisia australis

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screaming Yellow'

Wild indigo
A riot of yellow in late spring-early summer! Larry Loman of Ridgecrest Nursery in Wynne, Arkansas selected this brilliant yellow-gold Baptisia for the bodacious and profuse flower display, deep green foliage, and compact rounded habit.
Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screaming Yellow'

Baptisia tinctoria

Wild indigo

Baptisia tinctoria is the most widespread native wild indigo on the east coast.

Baptisia tinctoria

Baptisia x bicolor 'Starlite' Prairieblues™

Wild indigo
A second introduction from Chicagoland Grows, Starlite Prairieblues shines with soft blue pea flowers that glow white at the base for a sparkling overall appearance. A good strong grower with long spikes of flowers in early summer.
Baptisia x bicolor 'Starlite' Prairieblues™

Baptisia x variicolor 'Twilite' Prairieblues™

False indigo

Twilite Prairieblues&#8482 is the first introduction from the Baptisia breeding program conducted by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. The australis x sphaerocarpa cross has brought us a very strong and production friendly plant with excellent hybrid vigor. By the third year these plants produce almost 100 flower spikes of unique deep violet-purple, nearly burgundy flowers highlighted by a lemon-yellow keel. Held above the handsome foliage, the inflorescences can be up to 32 inches long!

Baptisia x variicolor 'Twilite' Prairieblues™

Boltonia asteroides 'Pink Beauty'

false aster
Hundreds of soft pink daisies top fine-textured silver blue foliage in late summer. Butterflies love this plant! This undemanding native plant is long lived and easy to grow.
Boltonia asteroides 'Pink Beauty'

Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'

false aster
Zillions of lacy white daisies top long stems of fine-textured silver blue foliage in late summer and early fall. An undemanding native plant that is surprisingly tolerant of drought and flood.
Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'

Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition'

Blue grama

Where low maintenance meets garden whimsy, 'Blonde Ambition' is sure to turn heads. Airy, chartreuse flowers float horizontally amidst blue-green foliage from mid-summer into fall. Seed heads extend the season providing unique winter appeal. Extremely cold hardy and adaptable to various soil types, use in sweeps for a dramatic effect. Unlike any other ornamental grass in cultivation, discovered and introduced by David Salman of High Country Gardens.

Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition'

Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats grama
This drought tolerant grass is native to open rocky woodlands and mixed grass prairies. The plant features a distinctive inflorescence, an oat like spikelet that originates in a faded purple hue and lightens to tan in the fall. The fall foliage color is golden brown fading to red-orange and purple shades. This warm season grass is often over-looked as a specimen; however the unique flowers serve as a striking focal point in a small garden and mixes well in meadow plantings, as its stature compliments others well in the spring. We recommend this rhizomatous plant for use when a site is damaged by drought or grazing. Despite it's ability to rehabilitate landscapes it spreads at a very slow rate.
Bouteloua curtipendula

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Korean feather reed grass
Calamagrostis brachytricha is a clump-forming, warm season grass with bright green leaves reaching about 2 feet. In late summer blooms emerge with a pink tint and reach 3 to 4 feet. The feathery flowers fade to cream in fall and finish in a straw color in winter. A graceful addition to the shade or part shade garden! One of the few flowering grasses that is happy in the shade. Wonderful for cut flowers.
Calamagrostis brachytricha

Calamagrostis canadensis

Bluejoint

A valuable wetland restoration species that is also useful for stormwater treatment and phytoremediation.

Calamagrostis canadensis

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather reed grass
One of the most popular garden grasses in the world, Karl Foerster is known for its ease of culture, tidy vertical habit and beautiful feathery blooms. In mid summer flowers open a creamy white tinged with pink. As they age they become narrow plumes of golden straw and last well into winter.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa 'White Cloud'

Lesser calamint
Bright white flowers are larger and showier than the species. It is a longer-lived and better smelling substitute for baby's breath! June-October bloom in an average to dry location.
Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa 'White Cloud'

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Lesser calamint
Airy plumes with numerous small barely blue flowers over mint scented, oregeno-like foliage, June- October. Great in rock walls. It does need good drainage. It looks like a small, light blue Heuchera when in flower, which seems like all the time.
Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Callirhoe involucrata

Poppy mallow
An outstanding and very attractive plant with low growing, deeply dissected dark green foliage that gives rise to an explosion of electric purple, single, upright flowers from July to early September. This plant behaves like an ivy. It is taprooted and can be difficult in containers if not well spaced. Let it drape over stone walls or creep between stones. Requires full sun and good drainage. Native to the Midwest.
Callirhoe involucrata

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, the triangular, light pink flowers have attractive gold stamens and rest just above the foliage.  Flowers are very attractive to pollinating insects.

Callisia rosea 'Morning Grace'

Caltha palustris

Marsh marigold
Native to northern states and Canada, this little beauty is at home at pond's edge or along a stream. It is clumping by nature, but can seed in to form a dense groundcover in a consistently moist site. In early spring hundreds of bright yellow buttercup flowers dot the green carpet of cordate foliage. Deer usually leave this alone! Found in marshes, swamps, and wet meadows from North Carolina to Alaska.
Caltha palustris

Carex amphibola

Creek sedge
Carex amphibola is a widely adaptable native sedge naturally occurring from Texas to Quebec and Georgia to New Hampshire. The compact and semi-erect mound has proven to be semi evergreen (zone 6b) and prefers deciduous shade in upland or even floodplain conditions; easily adapts to fine or medium textured soils. Creek Sedge lends itself well to native shade gardens, along wood paths or as a slope stabilizer. It is a vigorous clump former with shiny, narrow green foliage 1/8" wide by up to 12" long. C. amphibola is an excellent companion for Phlox divaricata, Asarum, Chrysogonum and Polygonatum...among others!
Carex amphibola

Carex appalachica

Appalachian sedge
This lovely sedge is native to the dry woods of eastern North America. Its fine texture and fountaining habit make it a lovely groundcover in dry shady sites, even in the root zone of trees. Its tidy clumping habit makes it a perfect feature in a container, rock or stump, or in a border planting along a walkway.
Carex appalachica

Carex comosa

Longhair sedge

A native sedge that works well for mass plantings in moist to wet areas and tolerates some salinity.

Carex comosa

Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga-nishiki' Gold Fountains™

Gold Fountains sedge

This shade-loving sister of C. 'Evergold' is bright gold with attractive narrow (1/4") foliage almost all year. Striking, long-lived and reliable. Works well in average garden conditions and in containers.

Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga-nishiki' Gold Fountains™

Carex eburnea

Bristleleaf sedge
A wonderful naturalizer, Carex eburnea is the ideal native groundcover for the woodland or rock garden. Petite colonies of 6-8 inch long soft, thread-like foliage takes on a spherical shape as inconspicuous whitish-green flower spikes appear in early spring.
Carex eburnea

Carex emoryi

Emory's sedge

A wetland native that forms dense colonies of straw-colored leaves at the base with bright green new growth emerging from the top. An emergent aquatic, C. emoryi is found on shores, stream banks, wet meadows, and seepage areas from Newfoundland south to Virginia and from Manitoba south to eastern Oklahoma and Texas.

Carex emoryi

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Glaucous sedge
This Emerald Coast intrduction is indeed an improvement over the species. It is much more light blue than what we'd previously grown. Excellent and versatile shade groundcover for dry or moist spots. Cool season, evergreen in warm climates, more clump forming than C. flacca
Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex flaccosperma

Blue wood sedge
A beautiful native groundcover with striking glaucus blue foliage, Blue Wood Sedge is easy to grow and evergreen in warmer zones, though it benefits from a late winter cut back. Early spring flowers are slender and form interesting seed heads. Forms tidy clumps and spreads by seed.
Carex flaccosperma

Carex laxiculmus 'HOBB' Bunny Blue™

Bunny Blue sedge
Bunny Blue Carex is a low growing, evergreen, native sedge with silver-blue foliage. Use as a ground cover or specimen plant for moist to average shady areas. Native plant.
Carex laxiculmus 'HOBB' Bunny Blue™

Carex lurida

Shallow sedge

This cool-season grass provides excellent erosion control.

Carex lurida

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Japanese sedge
A bright groundcover for a shady spot, Ice Dance has long shiny leaves trimmed in bright white. It spreads slowly to fill in and make a tidy cover that discourages weeds. Deer and disease resistant, it is long-lasting and easy to grow!
Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Japanese sedge
A beautiful selection of this sedge, this one has narrow (1/4") leaves with white margins, giving it a very fine texture overall. Rhizomatous, forming thick silvery clumps. A bright addition to the shade palette!
Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Carex muskingumensis

Muskingum sedge

Naturally occuring in moist habitats such as low, swampy woods and wet meadows, but will tolerate some drought.

Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Variegated palm sedge
A sport found in the garden of Wolfgong Oheme by Tony Avent, this sedge emerges as light green, but soon clear yellow edges appear. The foliage radiated horizontally on top of 12"-18" stems, resembling a small palm tree. A great native substitute for dwarf variegated bamboo. Spreads slowly and tolerates a wide variety of conditions. Found in moist meadows and along streams in the central US.
Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Carex oshimensis 'Everest' EverColor®

Japanese sedge
Carex oshimensis 'Everest' EverColor®

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Golden sedge
Fountains of narrow leaves with broad cream stripes adorn this clump-forming, shade-loving grass. Evergold is lovely spilling over into a path or as an architectural feature in a container or window box. Deer and disease resistant, it is long-lasting and easy to grow!
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' EverColor®

Japanese sedge
Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' EverColor®

Carex oshimensis 'Everlime' EverColor®

Japanese sedge
Carex oshimensis 'Everlime' EverColor®

Carex pensylvanica

Oak sedge

With its tough disposition and spreading habit, this native grass makes an excellent shade groundcover. Fine texture and fountaining habit give this sedge a soft appearance that is lovely as an underplanting for bolder shade perennials or on its own as a shade lawn. Great in containers too! Easy to grow. Happiest in the company of oaks, but who isn't?

Carex pensylvanica

Carex plantaginea

Seersucker sedge
Shiny deep green leaves are unusually broad (to 1 1/8") and puckered like Christmas ribbon. An excellent, mostly evergreen (the basal foliage overwinters) groundcover for average to moist shade, provides unique texture. Flowers occur in early to mid-spring, thin and black-tipped, not especially showy. Found in moist woods from Canada to Alabama.
Carex plantaginea

Carex platyphylla

Silver sedge

A spectacular clump-forming sedge with powder blue leaves up to an inch or more wide. Spreads slowly to form a wonderfully textured groundcover in moist or average soil. Tolerates dry shade once established. An early spring haircut makes room for clean new growth. Great for deciduous shade.

Carex platyphylla

Carex radiata

Eastern star sedge

An attractive, native perennial sedge that forms dense tufts of foliage reaching 1–2' in height with an equal spread. Inflorescences range from 1-3" in length; blooming late spring. Very adaptable, dappled sunlight to medium shade, moist to mesic conditions, and a rich loamy soil with abundant organic matter. Incorporate with native ferns or spring ephemerals such as Mertensia virginica and mayapple. Seeds are enjoyed by various songbirds.

Carex radiata

Carex stricta

Tussock sedge

A wetland native that forms dense tussocks of straw-colored leaves at the base with bright green new growth emerging from the top. Spreads via rhizomes. Found in wet meadows. Emergent aquatic.

Carex stricta

Carex vulpinoidea

Fox sedge

One of the most widespread species of Carex in North America, growing in wet meadows, prairies, swamps and marshes.  The seedheads mature in late summer and resemble fox tails, hence the common name.

Carex vulpinoidea

Caryopteris 'Dark Knight'

Blue mist shrub
Blue Mist Shrub is aptly named as its gray-green foliage is shrouded in a cloud of blue from mid to late summer. It is a well-behaved garden plant that is very attractive to butterflies. Dark Knight has deep purple blue flowers closely spaced on long stems.
Caryopteris 'Dark Knight'

Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'

Blue mist shrub

Blue mist shrub is aptly named as it is shrouded in a cloud of blue from mid to late summer. It is a well-behaved garden plant that is very attractive to butterflies. Longwood Blue has sky blue flowers topping silvery foliage for a striking combination. With a slightly arching habit it fits beautifully into the perennial border.

Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'

Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'

Variegated blue mist shrub
Snow Fairy's outstanding white-rimmed leaves provide a delicate and full texture in the border all summer. Its habit is compact and well-branched, and it shows beautifully in a nursery pot. In late summer or early fall it is topped with airy blue flowers with long curved stamens, resembling hundreds of floating butterflies. Leaves are slightly aromatic when crushed, but are not as strongly scented as the species.
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Inoveris' Grand Bleu®

Blue mist shrub

Blue mist shrub is aptly named as it is shrouded in a cloud of blue from mid to late summer. It is a well-behaved garden plant that is very attractive to butterflies. 'Inoveris' Grand Bleu® boasts numerous deep blue flowers topping glossy green foliage on a neatly compact plant.

 

A note concerning the nomenclature of this Caryopteris: The proper name of this plant is Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Inoveris' Grand Bleu®. Oregon State website has an explination we like: A cultivar name is considered descriptive of the plant, and it may registered with the International Code of Nomenclature. A trademark name cannot be used in the Code of Nomenclature. Thus, a unique or novel name must be created in addition to the cultivar name to establish a trademark. Trademark names are considered "brand names", similar to Air Jordan being a brand of athletic shoes, and have no taxonomic validity. Furthermore, if a trademark name is used in international registers or printed matter as a cultivar name, the name becomes generic and losses the protection status for the inventor (breeder).
Thus, a trademarked plant often may have a trademark name and a cultivar name. In this case, the cultivar name is sometimes considered a "nonsense" name in that it is rarely used in commerce. The trademark name is the name promoted commercially. However, the so-called nonsense cultivar name is the name used in the Code of Nomenclature.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Inoveris' Grand Bleu®

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plumbago
Brilliant blue flowers with striking red calyces cover bright green foliage from mid-summer to fall, when the leaves turn deep red. A wonderful groundcover, it is a great choice for beds of spring bulbs because it emerges late, as the bulb foliage declines.
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern sea oats
A versatile native grass with bamboo-like foliage and delightful nodding seed heads that rustle in the breeze from late summer to winter. It grows in most sites and is a quite vigorous groundcover when given consistent moisture and sun. It is better behaved in average garden conditions and in shade. A unique cut flower in fresh or dry arrangements.
Chasmanthium latifolium

Chelone glabra

Turtlehead

Spikes of elegant white flowers top shiny green foliage in late summer and early fall. Grows best in moist meadows, stream banks, and swamps. Favorite breeding site for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.

Chelone glabra

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Turtlehead
Lustrous, deeper green foliage, topped in August and September with rose pink turtle head shaped flowers. Red stems that persist most of the season. Bronze green early season growth is another distinctive feature.
Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Chelone obliqua 'Tiny Tortuga'

turtlehead
Chelone obliqua 'Tiny Tortuga'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Golden star

A native ground cover, this plant is known for both its foliage and flowers with toothed, light green, triangular leaves and dark yellow, slightly notched, star shaped flowers that bloom well above the foliage and have contrasting brown stamens. The flowers bloom abundantly in the spring and fall, but tend to die down in the heat of the summer except in the cooler zones.

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

green and gold

This green & gold is sure to be a superstar on the 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'

Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe

Green and gold
This Golden Star is very similar to Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush', but has shorter stems and stolons that spread above ground. With a compact and low growing form, this plant has the deepest and shiniest green foliage of them all and typical, star shaped, gold flowers.
Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe

Chrysopsis mariana

Maryland goldenaster

A wonderful new addition to the fall palette of pink and blue asters. Clusters of loose, single, 2", bright yellow daisy flowers cover the plant in the fall. Maryland goldenaster truly is drought tolerant and easy to grow.

Chrysopsis mariana

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™

Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' Big Bang™

Tickseed

Breeder Darrell Probst does not disappoint with 'Cosmic Eye', the diminutive cousin of 'Redshift' and 'Full Moon'. A recent addition to the Big Bang™ Series, selected for compact, well-branched habit, long bloom period and gorgeous two-toned flowers. Bright yellow centers are accented by claret petals rimmed in golden yellow. Foliage remains clean through the growing season, blooming summer through autumn.

Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' Big Bang™

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. This plant is new to us, but did overwinter 100% in the cold wet conditions of 2003.
Coreopsis 'Crème Brûlée'

Coreopsis 'Full Moon' Big Bang™

Whorled tickseed
The premiere introduction of the Big Bang series from breeder Darrell Probst. Large, canary yellow, single daisy-shaped blooms reach a full 3 inches in diameter. Well-branched, compact stems with medium sized leaves create a mounding habit. 'Full Moon' thrives in well-drained soil under full sunlight. Use along the front-middle of the border, along the patio, in containers or as a cut flower. Removing spent flowers encourages re-bloom and extends the season.
Coreopsis 'Full Moon' Big Bang™

Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

Tickseed
New from Itsaul Plants, this stunning little guy seems to always be in bloom. A cross between 'Zamphir' and 'Early Sunrise', it has broader fluted petals, a compact habit and an extended flowering season. Responds beautifully to cutting back, but will rebloom without it.
Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

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 'Route 66'

Tickseed
Get your kicks with 'Route 66'!
'Route 66' was discovered in 2005 as a seedling in the garden of Patti Bauer, of Bauer's Forever Flowers in Lucinda PA. This new threadleaf coreopsis bears yellow flowers with a ring of burgundy around the crown that bleeds out to the tips of each petal. The bloom season of 'Route 66' is from late June until mid October when it boasts bright yellow petals with a sizeable red eye; red is most often the dominant color.
Coreopsis 'Route 66'

Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

Tickseed
'Sienna Sunset' parades its attention-grabbing flower color while still sharing all the same terrific qualities as its parent, Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee'. It is outstanding when planted in masses, displaying a long bloom time and large burnt sienna colored flowers. The flowers lighten as they age to a deep orange. This cultivar is well utilized in the front or middle of a perennial border or in mixed containers.
Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Star tickseed
A North Creek original, this selection of C. pubescens var. pubescens blooms non stop from mid-summer until October here with saucer-like flowers over low spreading, slightly fuzzy foliage. An easy self sowing plant, when happy. Likes hot, bright, well-drained spots, but is not fussy at all. An easy native for sun or part shade.
Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed
This hardy species is a delightful and tough landscape solution. Taller and more vigorous than 'Moonbeam' or 'Zagreb', it has bright yellow flowers for 8 weeks or more, from late May to early August and often later. Drought tolerant and easy to grow in a garden or along the roadside.
Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Whorled tickseed

Awarded the 1992 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year Award, Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' is a dependable bloomer and all round plant. The flowers of threadleaf coreopsis are a glowing, lemon-yellow color and sit on top of tall, erect, lacey, somewhat mound forming, delicate (thread leaf) looking green foliage that has an airy appearance. The flowers are plentiful and bloom continuously throughout the entire summer. If the dead blossoms are removed, flowers will be more abundant and healthy. Truly a bright sight. Great in rock gardens and gardens with poor soil. Makes a nice cut flower.

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Whorled tickseed
Winner of the 2001 RHS Award of Garden Merit, this Threadleaf Coreopsis is just a little bit shorter than 'Moonbeam'. 'Zagreb' has bright yellow flowers that sit atop tall, erect, lacey, somwhat mound forming, delicate (thread leaf) looking, green foliage that has an airy appearance. The flowers are abundant and bloom continuously throughout the entire summer. Removal of the dead blossoms encourages longer blooming and healthier flowers. Truly a colorful sight. Great in rock gardens and gardens with poor soil. Makes a good cut flower.
Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Delosperma Fire Spinner®

Ice plant

Vibrant, bi-colored flowers with an inner band of purple-pink that transitions to a glowing orange. The spreading, mat-like carpet makes an excellent groundcover that is heat and drought tolerant. Your garden will be spinning with excitement from late spring into summer! A South African plant brought back to the States by Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Garden and introduced by Plant Select®. Blooms best after vernalization.

Delosperma Fire Spinner®

Delosperma 'Fire Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

ice plant
Delosperma 'Fire Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Golden Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

ice plant
Delosperma 'Golden Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Hot Pink Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

ice plant
Delosperma 'Hot Pink Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Orange Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

ice plant
Delosperma 'Orange Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma 'Violet Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

ice plant
Delosperma 'Violet Wonder' Wheels of Wonder™

Delosperma cooperi

Hardy ice plant
Single deep rose pink flowers all summer with shiny, deep green foliage. An excellent groundcover where it's hot and dry. A true parking lot plant, very easy to grow. Always in bloom from June to October.
Delosperma cooperi

Delosperma dyeri

Ice plant
Starburst-shaped flowers of Delosperma dyeri decorate succulent foliage in shades of orange and coral from April to September. Creeping, dark green, succulent foliage reaches 3 inches in height and spreads approximately 15 inches. Recently rediscovered along the mountains of the Eastern Cape, Delosperma dyeri is an excellent rockery plant.
Delosperma dyeri

Delosperma nubigenum 'Basutoland'

Ice plant
Brilliant yellow single flowers are plentiful in May and June. Bright green jellybean foliage spreads to form solid mats in full sun to bright shade. A great "parking lot plant", it is easy to grow in the toughest situations.
Delosperma nubigenum 'Basutoland'

Delphinium exaltatum

Tall larkspur
Wow! A blue-flowered Delphinium for bright to average shade and it is native to the woodland glades from Alabama to Pennsylvania. Ours came to us thanks to the generosity of the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio. Spikes of spurred blue flowers top 3-6' stems from July to September. A welcome addition to the woodland edge or bright shade border.
Delphinium exaltatum

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Eastern hay scented fern

This common North American native has beautiful hairy fronds, oval-oblong in outline, yellow-green in color, thin textured and smells like new mown hay when crushed. It is found on open sandy meadows and thinly wooded slopes and is the first fern to colonize after a fire denudes a slope. It tends to spread too rapidly for use in a small garden, but is attractive and carefree in larger gardens where there is plenty of room for it to spread as a groundcover. In fall, the fronds turn coppery orange, providing a vibrant and stunning carpet beneath the changing leaves.

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Deschampsia cespitosa

Tufted hairgrass

An ornamental grass that does well in moderately shady locations.  Airy masses of finely branched, light green infloresences rise above the neatly rounded tufts of narrow, dark green foliage in early summer, and remain intact long enough to provide some early winter interest.

Deschampsia cespitosa

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Tufted hairgrass

Selected for deep, dark-green foliage, later blooming period, clump-forming habit and airy, golden-yellow flowers that emerge in June and last through August. Attractive seed heads persist through winter. An eye catching cool season, semi-evergreen ornamental grass perfectly suited for part sun to shade.

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Deschampsia flexuosa

Wavy hairgrass

A delightful and elegant native, this diminutive grass thrives in dry shade. Fine-textured and delicate in appearance, it is tough and drought tolerant, ideal for planting in any well-drained shady location as a groundcover. In spring it is topped with graceful feathery flowers that are lovely moving quietly in the breeze.

Deschampsia flexuosa

Dicentra eximia

Wild bleeding heart

A popular plant for the shade garden, Dicentra eximia is a tremendous performer. The leaves are deeply cut, grey green and fern like. The pink flowers are heart shaped with an inner petal that drips from the outer petals, creating the appearance that the heart is bleeding. The flowers of Dicentra eximia are smaller and longer than the old-fashion bleeding heart, but in long branching inflorescences that encourage a more floriferous species.

Dicentra eximia

Dracocephalum ruyschianum 'Blue Dragon'

Dragonhead

Our own selection of this species has dark blue snapdragon flowers covering a low, thick mound of rosemary-like foliage in early summer. Compact in a container and very easy to grow, just treat it as you would a Dianthus. It has been reliably hardy in Landenberg through rain and drought for five winters. Needs good drainage.

Dracocephalum ruyschianum 'Blue Dragon'

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Autumn fern
Autumn Fern is a colorful groundcover with pink fiddleheads that turn coppery orange as they unfurl. Fronds age to a lustrous dark green and remain well into winter. New growth continues through the season, giving a colorful tapestry effect of copper and green from Spring to late Fall.
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Dryopteris goldiana

Goldie's woodfern
This is the largest of the native wood ferns, reaching 4' in ideal conditions. It is a stately and slowly spreading groundcover, forming large clusters of graceful arching fronds. Named for Scottish botanist John Goldie, its fronds are green without a hint of gold. Dryopteris goldiana is native to seepage slopes and moist woods from Newfoundland to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Arkansas.
Dryopteris goldiana

Dryopteris marginalis

Eastern woodfern
The leathery leaves of Dryopteris marginalis are a beautiful addition to the woodland garden and can form a lovely an easy to maintain groundcover. A sturdy east coast native, it forms a tidy clump that will not spread and is very tolerant of dry shade conditions once it has established. Marginal wood fern is often found in shaded crevices of rocky ledges and bluffs from Newfoundland to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and Minnesota.
Dryopteris marginalis

Dryopteris x australis

Dixie woodfern
Dryopteris x australis is a natural hybrid (D. celsa x ludoviciana) found in wild populations from Louisiana to Virginia, but is a superb garden plant as far north as Zone 5. It is taller than either parent and a formidable addition to the garden.
Dryopteris x australis

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™

Purple coneflower
Pixie Meadowbrite is a floriferous Echinacea tennesseensis hybrid from Chicagoland Grows that is compact with upward facing flowers of soft pink. It presents beautifully in containers and with a long bloom season it has great shelf life potential - not that it will need it! It is tidy enough for the most formal garden, yet has that wildflower appeal as well and would be at home in any low meadow.
Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™

Echinacea 'Butterfly Kisses' Cone-fections™

coneflower
Echinacea 'Butterfly Kisses' Cone-fections™

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

coneflower
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Echinacea 'Cleopatra' Butterfly™

coneflower
Echinacea 'Cleopatra' Butterfly™

Echinacea 'Evan Saul' Big Sky™ Sundown

Coneflower
Exceptionally large flat-topped flowers in early to mid summer. Sundown is a selection with a deep orange cone surrounded by broad petals in susnset shades of orange and rose. This plant is trouble free and easy to grow!
Echinacea 'Evan Saul' Big Sky™ Sundown

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'

Coneflower

Feurig! North Creek is proud to offer this gorgeous double flowering orange coneflower. Blooms emerge with florescent, papaya colored ray petals and a deep orange-yellow cone; later transitioning to fiery orange ray petals topped by a double, reddish-orange pompom. Foliage is clean and smooth like E. paradoxa. From the breeding lines of Arie Blom of AB-Cultivars. Bring on the heat, blooms start in July and carry on for 8–12 intense weeks!

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'

Echinacea 'Julia' Butterfly™

coneflower
Echinacea 'Julia' Butterfly™

Echinacea 'Katie Saul' Big Sky™ Summer Sky

Coneflower
Another in the Big Sky™ series from Itsaul Plants, Summer Sky™ ('Katie Saul') has large flat-topped flowers with orange cones and ray flowers that fade in pastel shades from orange to pink like a summer sky at the end of a long hot day. Though delicate in color and fragrance, these strong plants hold up very well and produce long sturdy stems that last as cut flowers.
Echinacea 'Katie Saul' Big Sky™ Summer Sky

Echinacea 'Matthew Saul' Big Sky™ Harvest Moon

Coneflower

A beautiful new color from the Big Sky series, Harvest Moon has soft orange petals that surround brilliant deep orange cones held upright on sturdy stems. A great color for gardens, it combines beautifully with blue Geraniums like Rozanne. Petals fade to pastel orange and remain attractive with age. Tags will ship with this item unless otherwise requested.

Echinacea 'Matthew Saul' Big Sky™ Harvest Moon

Echinacea 'Milkshake' Cone-fections™

Coneflower

Milkshake boasts fully double pompom-like flowers in shades of white to creamy white (think scoops of vanilla ice cream). Rather than the traditional cone, Milkshake consists of long tubular flowers and at the center of the cone there is a yellow center of young flowers. The ray petals are elongate drooping downward and the cones entire surface area is enveloped in flowers. Flower stems branch out to a height of 36" and are held very upright and in great abundance from July to August. This lovely white double flower is best used in the mixed border, foundation plantings, mass plantings, urban gardens, and cutting gardens. Milkshake is quickly gaining recognition for the long-lasting impact of its blooms.

Echinacea 'Milkshake' Cone-fections™

Echinacea 'Solar Flare'

Coneflower

'Solar Flare' features huge blooms with dark cones and wide, horizontally held magenta-red petals that age to a smoky rose color.  The bright flowers burst forth from sturdy dark brown stems and lanceolate leaves.  This plant is sure to dazzle, providing sweetly fragrant blooms into fall that also work well as long-lasting cut flowers.

Echinacea 'Solar Flare'

Echinacea 'Sunrise' Big Sky™

Coneflower
Graceful and architectural flowers with elegant butter yellow petals surround golden cones fron early to late summer. Echinacea 'Sunrise' fades from yellow to cream with age. Echinacea (Coneflowers) plant is very tough and easy to grow!
Echinacea 'Sunrise' Big Sky™

Echinacea paradoxa

Yellow purple coneflower
Relatively rare in the wild and in cultivation, this coneflower is stunning in summer. It's bright pure yellow flowers consist of drooping petals surrounding a soft brown cone. Goldfinches devoured the seed in our garden. A Yellow Purple Coneflower...Thus the paradox. Native to the Ozark Mountains and surrounding areas.
Echinacea paradoxa

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower
Echinacea purpuea is one of the great butterfly magnets of the native perennial garden. Coneflowers are easy to grow in average to dry, well drained soils. Flowers with large orange gold spiky centers and strong reflexed rose pink petals appear in July and August. Very drought tolerant.
Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Purple coneflower
The perennial Plant Association plant of the year for 1998. Named by Klaus Jelitto of Jelitto Staudensamen (perennial seeds) in Germany, for Swedish nurseryman Magnus Nilsson, who carefully selected for ten years, looking for fine form, dark hue, and very horizontal petals. A tall, coarse plant with large, dark green leaves and a large, 3-4" flower with broad hot pink to purple petals that surround a brown/bronze cone. Plants are tough and heat and drought tolerant once established. Their roots have famous medicinal qualities, they make great, long lasting, cut flowers and attract numerous butterflies and small birds.
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight' Conefections™

Coneflower
Pink Double Delight is a vegetatively propagated selection that is compact and free flowering. Flowers are consistently double and are double right away upon blooming. The stems are sturdy and numerous, for a full appearance in containers and in the garden. We've been very impressed with this double and think it is an easy sell at retail! Shorter than Razzmatazz and Double Decker, and blooms sooner with double flowers from the start.
Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight' Conefections™

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® White'

coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® White'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® Wildberry'

coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® Wildberry'

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Purple coneflower
Introduced by the Jelitto, who gave us 'Magnus', Echinacea 'Rubinstern' is a slightly shorter plant with large flat topped flowers that are a deeper purple pink, almost ruby red, than most others. An easy to grow native plant with large, dark green leaves and a large, 3-4" flower with broad deep pink, ruby to purple petals that surround a brown/bronze cone. Plants are tough and heat and drought tolerant once established. Their roots have famous medicinal qualities, they make great, long lasting, cut flowers and attract numerous butterflies and small birds.
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Purple coneflower

'White Swan' is not as cold hardy or vigorous as its common purple relative, but it makes up for this with its unique, beautiful, pure white flowers. A tall plant with large, dark green leaves and a large, 3-4" flower with white, broad, silky petals that surround a dark brown/bronze cone. Plants are tough and heat and drought tolerant once established. Their roots have famous medicinal qualities, they make great, long lasting, cut flowers and attract numerous butterflies and small birds.

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Elymus virginicus

Virginia wildrye

Green to silvery blue foliage, often with a waxy appearance, is topped with 3-6" long spikelets in late spring and early summer.

Elymus virginicus

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple lovegrass
Fluffy clouds of bronze-red inflorescenses are soft and subtle in the sunlight. Light green foliage in summer turning to a bronzy-red in fall. Irresistable texture plant for the late summer garden.
Eragrostis spectabilis

Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet'

Robin's plantain

This outstanding form of E. pulchellus was selected for its relatively large grey-green, pubescent foliage (4"), dense, mat-forming habit and astonishing ability to thrive in a wide range of challenging conditions. In early May, individual flower stalks give rise to lightly tinted lavender flowers with a yellow inner eye. Foliage remains less than 6" and forms a tight groundcover, while flowering stems top out at just over a foot tall. Originally found growing on the 27-acre property of Clarice Keeling of Virginia Beach, VA, 'Lynnhaven Carpet' was named after Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven River by plantsman Charles Cresson. An easy to grow, carefree native perennial perfectly suited for moderate sunlight to full shade. Enjoy!

Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet'

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, honey bees, bumble bees and hummingbirds! It is also a great selection for those who enjoy cut flowers.

Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'

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. Big Blue was a big hit at our Greenville booth last summer!
Eryngium 'Big Blue'

Eryngium yuccifolium

Button eryngo
A unique and eye-catching plant for a dry, sunny site. Slightly spiny leaves are arranged in a rosette that resembles Yucca. Flower stems shoot skyward in summer and are topped with thistle-like bluish silver flowers. An architectural addition to the perennial border or meadow. Found in moist and dry sandy soils in open woods, fields, and praries; Virginia to Minnesota, south to Texas and Florida.
Eryngium yuccifolium

Eupatorium 'Phantom'

joe pye weed
Eupatorium 'Phantom'

Eupatorium coelestinum

Hardy ageratum
Fuzzy blue flowers atop attractive red stems, in September and October, make great cut flowers. This plant can be aggressive in Southern gardens. Found in old fields, meadows, and along stream banks. Naturalizes readily.
Eupatorium coelestinum

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'

Joe Pye weed
Selected by Steve Lighty while at The Conard-Pyle Co., this dimunitive Joe Pye has the vivid color of 'Gateway' at a height more appropriate for small gardens. 'Little Joe 'is also more compact in a container too.
Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'

Eupatorium fistulosum

Joe Pye weed
Joe Pye Weed is a robust, upright perennial with hollow purple stems accented by huge, rounded, tight clusters of pink or purplish-mauve flowers. It is an important pollen and nectar plant and attracts butterflies (particularly the swallowtail butterfly) and other pollinaters by the dozens. The height of Joe Pye Weed makes it an excellent backround plant in border perennial beds, but is also majestic standing alone. Flower color is darker in cooler weather.
Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Hyssop-leaved thoroughwort
A dry meadow and sandy field native with white flowers and very fine-textured foliage. Flat topped clusters of white fringed flowers have the overall appearence of clouds- very attractive and often underutilized. Wonderful as late summer texture.
Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common boneset

Loose, white flat-topped flowers over deep green foliage with hairy stems. E. perfoliatum is a clumping, slightly aromatic easy to grow plant with low maintenance. Great for attracting butterflies.

E. perfoliatum may be used in border and wildflower gardens, around banks of a pond and in areas in which it may naturalize.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Gateway'

Joe Pye weed
Like others in this genus, 'Gateway' is no exception in it's power to attract butterflies with its huge bright mauve pink flowers clusters atop deep wine red stems. More compact and shorter than others in this species. July to September bloom makes 'Gateway' a bold and dramatic display when planted with Rudbeckia 'Autumn Sun' or tall ornamental grasses. Outrageous!
Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Gateway'

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

Snakeroot

Chocolate leaves with deep shiny purple stems makes a wonderful contrast to explosions of white flowers in September and October. Perfect accent to the bright violets and blues found in Lobelia and Penstemon. With all this color, how could butterflies not be interested? Excellent cut flower. Be careful...this plant is toxic for people and animals! Introduced by Dr. Richard Lighty.

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Wood spurge
An evergreen plant that is excellent in sun or shade. A carefree, slowly spreading groundcover with shiny, deep green, leathery leaves. Yellow green disc-like bracts back chartreuse yellow flowers in late spring which last for months. Looks fantastic in a pot and in the garden. Grow in protected site for best winter foliage. Unbeatable! Most importantly, this plant has just about zero maintenance requirements.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™

common blue fescue
Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Common blue fescue

Clumping deep sea blue foliage. The most heat tolerant or 'summer hardy'Fescue by leaps and bounds. Named by the late Lois Woodhall of the Plantage. Neat evergreen mounds with wheat inflorescences. Stunning!


Use in perennial borders, mass plantings, containers and edgings as well as in rock gardens or troughs. Beautiful with Sedum 'Bertram Anderson', 'Vera Jamison' or 'Angelina'.

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Fragaria 'Lipstick'

Ornamental strawberry

Improved ornamental strawberry is slightly mounded in form with luscious dark green foliage, deep rose-red flowers appearing in April to June, then again in fall. Small berries also appear, but are not advisable to consume. Fragaria 'Lipstick' has a creeping habit that makes for a wonderful groundcover as well as an accent to almost any perennial in the garden.

Fragaria 'Lipstick'

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'

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'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies'

Beeblossom
Deep pink flowers on dark red foliage, short with a very compact habit. The stems culminate in racemes of orchid like flowers that open a few at a time giving the plant the added bonus of a long blooming period.
Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies'

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'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'

Beeblossom

A Siskiyou Nursery introduction. Wine red buds opening to rose pink flowers with white stamens. Shorter than other varieties with darker foliage. Occasional white flowers will appear, but they are few.The stems culminate in racemes of orchid like flowers that open a few at a time giving the plant the added bonus of a long blooming period.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

Beeblossom

A generously branching and floriferous selection of the species. Bright starry white flowers on numerous thin spikes. Maroon spots may appear on the foliage. The stems culminate in racemes of orchid-like flowers that open a few at a time, giving the plant the added bonus of a long blooming period.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'

Carolina jessamine
A reliable zone 6 Gelsemium? This is it! It has flowered here in Landenberg for 10 years and the survival rate is 100%, with occasional dieback in the harshest winters. A profuse display of clear yellow trumpet flowers in early summer with semievergreen foliage. 'Margarita' is a superior seedling selected by Don Jacobs of Eco Gardens in Decatur, Georgia. With its much larger, more prominent flowers, it was superior in every way to common seedlings, so Jacobs named it for his wife. He had no idea that it would survive winters to minus 25 F. as it has here in Pennsylvania. Gelsemium 'Margarita' is a Gold Medal Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Carolina Jessamine is found from Virginia to Texas to Florida, usually in a bright spot at wood's edge or in a clearing, but it can also be seen climbing a fence or tree in an open field where the Kudzu hasn't yet taken over.
Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'

Gentiana 'True Blue'

Bottle gentian

From hybridizer Darrel Probst we are delighted to offer 'True Blue'. Large, 2-inch, bright blue flowers are present mid-summer into early autumn. Semi-glossy, medium-green foliage is arranged oppositely along sturdy, well-branched stems. Happiest in average garden soil with sufficient moisture.

Gentiana 'True Blue'

Geranium 'Dilys'

Cranesbill

This is an easy, carefree geranium; a strong grower with a sprawling habit which makes for an excellent groundcover that alway seems to be in bloom, last year ours was still blooming in November! The finely cut foliage is accented by reddish-purple flowers with deep purple eyes and veins which bloom from early summer to frost.  G. sanguineum x procurrens.

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium 'Max Frei'

Cranesbill
Attractive, finely divided leaves produce deep magenta pink, cup shaped flowers in early summer, then sporadically throughout the season. Compact.Very easy and dependable. Useful as a very low growing groundcover in sun or part shade.
Geranium 'Max Frei'

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Cranesbill

This is an easy, carefree new 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. Blooms of Bressingham introduction.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'

white bigroot geranium

Abundant, pure white, cup-shaped blooms rest gracefully above mounds of deeply divided, dark green foliage. Flowering from May-August. Low maintenance groundcover happiest in rich, moist to well-drained soil; light supplemental irrigation during dry spells.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

bigroot geranium

Vivid magenta-pink flowers above mounds of large, scented foliage in spring and early summer. An excellent deer-resistant, spreading groundcover for full to part sun areas, with the added benefit of lovely red-tinted foliage in the fall.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Bigroot geranium
A great groundcover geranium. This Geranium macrorrhizum selection has been working hard in gardens since 1929. Light pink flowers with darker sepals and stems are held high above thisk green foliage. Tolerates bright shade and drier soils. Order early!
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Geranium maculatum

Wild geranium
We are back on track with this great woodland native! Easy to grow in most shady spots, it flowers in spring with pink or lavender blooms. Found in open woods, clearings, woods edges and roadsides throughout the Eastern US. A necessary component for the shade meadow!
Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

Wild geranium
We are very excited to offer our own selection from the woods of Landenberg! Pale lavender-pink flowers over very attractive red-brown foliage. A bold new look for our native cranesbill, useful for groundcover or shade garden feature plant. G. maculatum is found in open woods, clearings, woods edges, and roadsides throughout the Eastern US.
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum'

Bloody geranium
Blush Pink flowers with crimson veins cover the plant for 6-8 weeks in late spring and early summer, followed by sporadic bloom until frost. A low spreading mat of finely cut leaves makes a compact and reliable groundcover.
Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

Cambridge geranium
A wonderful landscape groundcover for part shade or sun featuring white flowers with light pink veins and stamens. Red to orange fall color is outstanding. G. 'Biokovo' is easy to grow in the shade or bright edge conditions. This naturally occuring hybrid was discovered in the Biokova Mountains in Croatia.
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'

Cambridge geranium
A strikingly beautiful low-growing groundcover that can quickly form a respectable carpet. Hundereds of carmine rose flowers in late spring. Foliage has bright orange to red fall color.
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'

Geum 'Flames of Passion'

Avens

This Future Plants introduction is a Piet Oudolf selection that is compact and flowers very freely. Bright fire-red flowers, on the orange side, appear in late April and May on deep wine red stems. A super combo with Thermopsis 'Sophia', as they both put on a real show at the same time.

Geum 'Flames of Passion'

Geum fragarioides

Appalachian barren strawberry

Bright, golden-yellow, 5-petaled flowers bloom early to late spring creating a striking accent against evergreen, trifoliate leaves. Flowers and foliage appear on separate stalks; foliage spreads by rhizomes just below the soil surface. A multi-seasonal, ornamental groundcover for the native garden.

Geum fragarioides

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 'Mardi Gras'

Sneezeweed
Helenium 'Mardi Gras' produces a festival of multicolored blooms jazzes 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. Blooms of Bressingham variety.
Helenium 'Mardi Gras'

Helenium autumnale

Common sneezeweed
Our local native with yellow or bronze single daisy-like flowers on stout branched stems in late summer. Petals have distinct tooth-like indentations; hence the common name, Dog-toothed Daisy. All sneezeweeds have three lobed petals which distiguish them from Rudbeckia and other yellow coneflowers. Brown, rust colored fruit appear in fall. Great for cut flowers and the avid butterfly gardener.
Helenium autumnale

Helenium flexuosum 'Tiny Dancer'

Sneezeweed

This great floriferous native is very attractive in the garden and in flower arrangements. Its delightful brown spherical cones are surrounded by a flowing fringe of bright yellow reflexed petals looking like hundreds of yellow skirted dancers in motion. The foliage is compact and bushy. Tolerant of a wide variety of conditions, H. flexuosum blooms from mid-summer into fall. Native from Massachusettes to Florida.

Helenium flexuosum 'Tiny Dancer'

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Sunflower

A free-flowering plant to brighten up the mid and late summer garden. Covered in intense light yellow single 2-3" flowers from July to September. An irresistible butterfly plant.

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Helianthus divaricatus

Woodland sunflower
Light yellow flowers in late summer make a handsome display in dappled shade. Parent plant of a number of Helianthus hybrids. Found in open woods, along wood's edge and along streams throughout the US.
Helianthus divaricatus

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'.

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!

Helianthus salicifolius 'Low Down'

Helianthus x multiflorus 'Sunshine Daydream' Garden Candy™

Many-flowered sunflower

Sunshine Daydream was found as a branch sport of 'Capenoch Star'. This selection has fully double blooms with petals that re-curve toward the stem. Capenoch Star has small, true sunflower-like blooms. This selection has also been compared to 'Flore Pleno'. Sunshine Daydream has fully rounded, dahlia-like blooms that are smaller in diameter, but much more numerous in quantity. In comparison to 'Loddon's Gold', the blooms of Sunshine Daydream have a much more pincushion or dome-like appearance and a more uniform shape. This selection is also the most golden-yellow of the three.

Helianthus x multiflorus 'Sunshine Daydream' Garden Candy™

Heliopsis helianthoides

Smooth oxeye

This local native sunflower happily naturalizes in moist or dry conditions. Upright and clump forming with bright, 2", single, medium gold flowers for eight weeks, peaking in July. Imagine, a self sowing butterfly magnet, that also doubles as a birdfeeder in the fall. Excellent cut flower!

 

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Smooth oxeye
Deep golden yellow flowers with deep mahogony centers top dark red stems and red-tinged foliage. Simply stunning! A North Creek introduction.
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun'

Smooth oxeye
This is a tough plant that is easy to grow.This local native sunflower happily naturalizes in moist or dry conditions. Upright and clump forming with bright yellow flowers June through August. Tough and easy to grow. Staking is rarely necessary due to sturdy and strong stems.Very attractive to nectar seekers. Great for cut flowers.
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun'

Helleborus Brandywine™

Lenten rose

We are delighted to have introduced this magnificent series from Hellebore breeder David Culp! His 15 years of breeding using rare species and prized selections from collectors and specialty nurseries has produced a premium strain with clear colors and distinctive forms. This group promises plenty of doubles and anemones, as well as dark reds, spotted pinks, picotees, and apricots. A keen eye, hand pollination, and years of careful selection mean beautiful plants for you!

"For the past fourteen years I have traveled to personally hand select parent plants from the best breeders from around the world, including Elizabeth Strangman, Ashwood Nursery, Blackthorn Nurseries, Gisela Schmiemann, and Phedar Nurseries. I journeyed not only for the plants but also to reap the benefits of their knowledge and encouragement. Brandywine Hellebores™ are seedlings that originated in my garden, and are the result of decades of work with these hand selected plants. I've used these tried and true hellebore foundations to build upon, and now my hybrids contain hand-pollinated, open-pollinated and self-pollinated plants. Color and form are the chief focal point of my breeding work, as evidenced by the single, anemone (semi-double) and doubles that abound in this premium mix." ~ David L. Culp

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Helleborus Brandywine™

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

Helleborus 'Ballerina Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

The Winter Thriller™ series from Chris Hansen includes a variety of cultivars and a mix with 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 'Ballerina Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Grape Galaxy' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

Grape Galaxy will take you to another gardening planet with its 3.5" wide flowers scattered with dark purple flecks. An added bonus is the chartreuse pollinator landing pad. Abundant blooms are held high above evergreen foliage.

Helleborus 'Grape Galaxy' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Mango Magic' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

The Winter Thriller™ series from Chris Hansen includes a variety of cultivars and a mix with 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 'Mango Magic' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Midnight Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

'Midnight Ruffles' holds us in captivation with her highly sought after 3" wide double black flowering blooms that gently hang down atop rich, evergreen foliage.

Helleborus 'Midnight Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Night Coaster' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

Remarkable 2.5" single pure black flowers with creamy-yellow stamens and a contrasting lime-green eye. This selection will have you on a wild ride along the late winter landscape with 75+ blooms per plant. Lots of wow factor!

Helleborus 'Night Coaster' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Pink Fizz' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

The Winter Thriller™ series from Chris Hansen includes a variety of cultivars and a mix with 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 'Pink Fizz' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Pink Parachutes' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

The Winter Thriller™ series from Chris Hansen includes a variety of cultivars and a mix with 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 'Pink Parachutes' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Red Racer' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

The Winter Thriller™ series from Chris Hansen includes a variety of cultivars and a mix with 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 'Red Racer' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Sunshine Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

Spring is not far away when you spot these inviting golden-yellow double flowers outlined in pink. A vigorous new seed strain with 3" blooms and twice the flower power of single-blooming varieties. Soak up the early season sunshine, it's a gem!

Helleborus 'Sunshine Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus 'Wedding Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Lenten rose

A beauty amongst the late winter landscape with double white flowers that walk proudly down the late winter borders. Twice the flower power as single flowering forms with a vibrant green inner eye.

Helleborus 'Wedding Ruffles' Winter Thriller™

Helleborus foetidus

Bearsfoot hellebore
Intriguing, finely cut, leathery dark green foliage makes an interesting and nearly evergreen groundcover for average to dry shade. Numerous chartreuse bell-like flowers, often rimmed in red, are held above leaves in late winter. One of the first bloomers in spring!
Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Candy Love' Winter Magic™

Lenten rose

Big, outfacing blooms in soft pastel shades are held well above the foliage, developing a greenish tinge as they mature. Leathery evergreen foliage displays a hint of silver. Perfect for dry shade and won't be bothered by deer. Blooms late winter through spring.  From the breeding efforts of Belgian hellebore expert, Thierry van Paemel, and introduced by Plants Nouveau.

Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Candy Love' Winter Magic™

Helleborus × nigercors 'Snow Love' Winter Magic™

Lenten rose

Creamy white to yellow flowers fade to a celadon green as they mature over silvery evergreen foliage. Perfect for dry shade and won't be bothered by deer. Blooms late winter through spring. From the breeding efforts of Belgian hellebore expert, Thierry van Paemel, and introduced by Plants Nouveau.

Helleborus × nigercors 'Snow Love' Winter Magic™

Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint'

coralbells
Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint'

Heuchera 'Carnival Peach Parfait'

coralbells
Heuchera 'Carnival Peach Parfait'

Heuchera 'Carnival Plum Crazy'

coralbells
Heuchera 'Carnival Plum Crazy'

Heuchera 'Carnival Watermelon'

coralbells
Heuchera 'Carnival Watermelon'

Heuchera 'Circus'

Alumroot

Magenta flowers complement the large, chartreuse to medium green leaves and deep maroon veining during the spring, while excellent late-season foliage color ranges from green to yellows and pinks.

Heuchera 'Circus'

Heuchera 'Citronelle'

Alumroot
A happy accident in the production of Heuchera Caramel, Citronelle brings the vigor of the villosas to bright chartreuse folliage for shade. A strong grower with incredible pot presentation, it will delight your customers!
Heuchera 'Citronelle'

Heuchera 'Frosted Violet'

Alumroot
Another great selection for the East Coast bred by Charles Oliver of the Primrose Path. With its H. villosa heritage it is vigorous and long lived. Stunningly beautiful velvety purple leaves with darker veins are topped with pale pink pearl-like flowers in late spring. Definitely one of our favorites!
Heuchera 'Frosted Violet'

Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'

Alumroot

Shiny, dark purple-red ruffled leaves with faint silvery marbling between the veins accented by attractive, delicate heads of pink flower clusters held aloft by tall, thin stems in early and mid summer. Fast growing with a tidy, mounding habit.  Destined to be very popular.

Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'

Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls'

Alumroot
Rounded, metallic silver leaves are bordered and veined with deep wine red. Flowers are tiny, white, tinged with pink blooming profusely in the spring. Very trim and tidy habit, forming a neat mound. Remains vigorous and attractive even through the fall and winter. Exceptionally vigorous in a gallon pot! A Prodigious intro from our friends at Primrose Path.
Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls'

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

American alumroot

This is a seed propagated strain selected by Dale Hendricks that is really fantastic and excitingly variable. Unique silver-blue marbled foliage accented by white flowers on long panicles in the spring. Excellent drought tolerant ground cover. Foliage display is amazing!

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

Heuchera longiflora

Longflower alumroot

A beautiful display when used en masse, the long flowering stems of this alumroot sway high above deep green foliage mottled in silver highlights. Tubular calyces surround the pale yellow flowers and securely affix them to upright stems; expect flowering late May into June.

Heuchera longiflora

Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride'

Alumroot
Fuzzy, chartreuse to lime green, nearly evergreen foliage erupts in September, with white fountains of pure white flowers, continues until frost. A very easy care plant tolerant of dry shade and a wide variety of conditions. A good, tough exciting meat and potatoes groundcover that doubles as a cut flower! Great for moist shade. Named and introduced by Bluemount Nurseries, Monkton, MD.
Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride'

Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Alumroot

Deep purple, ivy-shaped foliage is dark green in the fall and fades to bronze green in the heat of summer. This plant has been an industry favorite for many years and was the Perennial Plant Association plant of the year in 1991.

Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'

Hairy alumroot
Bred by Thierry Delabroye, Caramel has glowing apricot new growth fading to soft amber by summer. Fall color is an intense salmon red. Its lobed fuzzy foliage typical of H. villosa stays clean. An eastern US native species that is plenty hardy and unsurpassed for longevity, even in the prolonged heat and humidity of the South. Long panicles of creamy white flowers in late summer. Tags will ship unless otherwise requested.
Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'

Heuchera villosa f. purpurea 'Bronze Wave'

Hairy alumroot
A super intro from Charles Oliver of the Primrose Path, this is a native late flowering groundcover. This has much shinier, almost lacquered looking foliage vs. H. villosa 'Purpurea'. Like it's sister 'Autumn Bride', 'Bronze Wave' is sturdy, perhaps an 18", or a bit larger, clump. September-October flowering spikes of small tan flowers. Excellent shade groundcover that can happily compete with tree roots and come out looking good.
Heuchera villosa f. purpurea 'Bronze Wave'

Hibiscus 'Blue River II'

Rosemallow
This shrublike herbaceous perennial is a vigorous grower with 10" wide pure white hollyhock like flowers. Lacks the lipstick red trademark of H. moscheotos. Deep green foliage with a bit of a blue cast. From Harold Winters.The flowers last only for one day, but open daily in succession until the end of the season. One of the parents (H. militaris) was found growing along the Blue River in southern Oklahoma, hence the name.
Hibiscus 'Blue River II'

Hibiscus 'Fantasia'

Rosemallow
This is several breathtaking hibiscus hybrids that have resulted from years of work by the Fleming Brothers. Huge lavender flowers, which are thicker than most, with ruffled edges on compact, rounded plants with maple-like leaves. Great form and a prolific bloomer!
Hibiscus 'Fantasia'

Hibiscus 'Fireball'

Rosemallow
This shrublike hardy perennial is a vigorous grower with purple foliage and 10" clear red flowers from mid summer into fall. A strikingly beautiful plant, Fireball thrives on heat and humidity, but requires evenly moist soil to be at its best. Late to emerge in spring - great for planting with tulips and daffodils!
Hibiscus 'Fireball'

Hibiscus 'Kopper King'

Rosemallow

Marvelous copper-red, deeply dissected leaves, large creamy white flowers with bright red eyes that streaks out through the veination. Foliage color and flower count are better in full sun and consistantly moist soil, though it does tolerate dry periods. Very dramatic. Another winner from the Fleming Brothers!

Hibiscus 'Kopper King'

Hibiscus 'Lady Baltimore'

Rosemallow
Large delicate pink cone-shaped flowers with a satiny red eye, mid summer to frost. Stunning! Definetely a "What's that?" kind of plant. Robert Darby hybrid.
Hibiscus 'Lady Baltimore'

Hibiscus 'Lord Baltimore'

Rosemallow
A profuse producer of large crimson red ruffled flowers from July to frost. One of the best pure red hibiscus. Deeply cut tropical foliage. Makes a stunning accent plant! Hybridized by Robert Darby.
Hibiscus 'Lord Baltimore'

Hibiscus 'Plum Crazy'

Rosemallow

Marvelous purplish, deeply dissected leaves, large plum pink flowers with dark eyes. Foliage color and flower count are better in full sun and consistently moist soil, though it does not tolerate dry periods. Another dramatic winner from the Fleming Brothers!

Hibiscus 'Plum Crazy'

Hibiscus 'Robert Fleming'

Rosemallow
Elegant, velvety deep red flowers are plentiful atop a compact and densely leaved plant. Easily the darkest red available, and at only 3' tall, it is one of the best selections for containers. It is stunningly beautiful when in bloom. (Tags will ship unless otherwise requested.)
Hibiscus 'Robert Fleming'

Hibiscus 'Sweet Caroline'

Rosemallow

Exceptionally lovely flower buds open to slightly ruffled bright pink flowers with darker veins and center. Blooms the longest of all of our hybrids. Flower buds resemble roses. Many thanks to Harold Winters for this marvelous selection. Outstanding!

Hibiscus 'Sweet Caroline'

Hibiscus moscheutos

Swamp rosemallow
This shrublike herbaceous perennial is a vigorous grower with large glabrous leaves and 4-5" wide flowers that range from pink to white. The flowers last only for one day, but they appear consistantly until the end of the season. Amazing show of color and grace!
Hibiscus moscheutos

Hypericum calycinum

Aaron's beard

A widely used and attractive evergreen groundcover which is dense, but not invasive. Deep green, oval leaves and 2" gold flowers with pincushion-like-center-clustered stamens in late spring and early summer. One of the nicest groundcovers when in bloom. Most content in cooler areas away from drying winter winds, although quite tough once established.

Hypericum calycinum

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon'

Aaron's beard

A bright new foliage color for shady sites! Golden yellow, oval leaves with reddish edges support 2" gold flowers with pincushion-like center clustered stamens in late spring and early summer. You will hardly notice the flowers in the sea of gold foliage. This plant is most content in cooler areas away from drying winter winds, although once established it is quite tough.

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon'

Iris cristata

Dwarf crested iris
A diminutive plant just six inches tall, this woodland beauty blooms in April on shady hillsides from Maryland south to Georgia and west to Louisiana. The leaves are short, broad and straplike, bending over near the tips. The flowering stem is sheathed by the over-lapping leaves which grow finally to about a foot high. The stubby rhuizomes are connected by slender runners.
The sepals, sometimes called "the falls", are bluish to lavender with a conspicuous splotch of orange and white at the base (the crest). The smaller petals (the standards) are uniformly bluish to lavender.(www.auburn.edu/~deancar/wfnotes/dciris.htm)
Iris cristata

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'

Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

Dwarf crested iris

Considerably huskier and more vigorous than the species, this sweet giant boasts 3" flowers of delicate light blue with golden crests and deep blue accents. Vigorous and easy to grow!

Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

Iris cristata 'Tennessee White'

Dwarf crested iris

This delightful selection of Crested Iris came to us from Don Shadow in Winchester, TN. Tennessee White is a vigorous spreader and prolific bloomer, covering the fan-like foliage with brilliant white flowers in spring, each accented with delicate yellow crests. Its late spring show starts earlier and lasts longer than the other selections we've tried.

 

Iris cristata 'Tennessee White'

Iris versicolor

Blueflag
Very robust, dramatic display of boldly veined, swordlike leaves with large, violet-blue flowers accented by whitish markings at the base of the sepals. Petals and sepals spread out flat making it an attractive place for feeding by hummingbirds.
Iris versicolor

Juncus effusus

Soft rush
Juncus effusus is a clump forming wetland plant that is a striking vertical addition to any garden or container planting. Upright, fanning, deep green, rounded stems make a great accent in a container or water garden. Soft Rush can be planted at the edge of a pond or in up to 6" of standing water. Inconspicuous golden flowers appear atop the stems in summer. Native to most of North America, Soft Rush provides food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. Distribution Map
Juncus effusus

Juncus tenuis

Poverty rush

Great as a diminutive filler for rain gardens, as a groundcover, and for erosion control.

Juncus tenuis

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Japanese aster
A wonderful pot plant with long retail shelf life and rewarding garden/landscape performance. It loves heat and humidity and breezes through a drought like a champ. Single one inch, pale blue daisy-like flowers on a compact mound of green all summer. Resembles Felicia or Brachycomb - but it's hardy! Very popular in Europe and deserves much more recognition here.
Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'

Japanese aster

Perhaps this should win the prize for easiest plant to grow. It loves heat and humidity and breezes through a drought like a champ. Single one inch, white daisy-like flowers on a compact mound of green all summer. Very unusual and attractive. Essential for the butterfly gardener!

Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'

Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'

lavender

A uniform plant both in production and the garden. Extremely tolerant to heat & humidity with superior winter survival and hardiness to Zone 5 - this lavender has been tested in several locations in Minnesota and Michigan with excellent results. Also resistant to common root and foliar diseases. Blooms best after vernalization. Developed & introduced by Peace Tree Farm.

With remarkable fragrance and flower presentation above uniform mounds of silvery foliage in spring and summer, it is truly 'Phenomenal' for fresh and dried flower arrangements, oils, and culinary delights – and of course, the perennial border or patio container!

Required breeder tags must ship with all orders.

Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky'

Daisy
Imagine: Large flowered Shasta type daisy that actually lives for years! Single white flowers in June and July. Average to dry soil. Can easily be cut back for compact growth and re-flowering. Good cut flower. Deep shiny green foliage holds up well in heat and humidity. Named for Becky Stewart, of Decatur, GA.
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky'

Leucanthemum x superbum 'LaCrosse'

Shasta daisy

Tends to bloom earlier than other daisy varieties, with a short stature and tidy, compact habit. Traditional white, quilled petals and sunny yellow centers provide a classic look to the garden throughout the summer. From Darwin Perennials.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'LaCrosse'

Liatris microcephala

Dwarf blazing star
An exceptional compact native with fine-textured, deep green, grassy leaves, Dwarf Blazingstar sends up numerous spikes with tassel-like rosy purple flowers in August and September. Unique to the genus the flowers open from top to bottom on the spike in a slow unfurling of brilliant color. Excellent as a cut flower. Tolerant of clay and drought, very low maintenance. Loved by butterflies! Liatris microcephala (microcephalus) can be found in sandy, dry prairies and open glades of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Liatris microcephala

Liatris spicata

Spike gayfeather
We are pleased to increase the availability of Pennsylvania provenance populations of our native gayfeathers. Tallest of the genus with upright spikes bearing pinkish-purple tassels in July and August. One of the best garden performers! An excellent cut flower and a magnet for butterflies, bees, rare moths and hummingbirds. Deer resistant!
Liatris spicata

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower
Clump forming brilliant red spikes set against green and purple bronze colored foliage. Each individual spike of scarlet flowers open from bottom to top and stays in bloom for several weeks. A favorite of hummingbirds. Makes an excellent cut flower. A real show stopper!
Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle'

cardinal flower

Wonderful in the perennial border and perfect for rain gardens, this cardinal flower is sure to stand out with its dramatic, dark chocolatey-purple foliage and bold red flowers. Superior to other dark-foliaged Lobelias on the market, 'Black Truffle' holds this deep color throughout the growing season. A magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies all summer, but deer tend to leave it alone. Introduced by Peter Heus and brought to market by Angela Treadwell-Palmer of Plants Nouveau.

Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle'

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

The spikes of brilliant true blue flowers on this wetland native attract butterflies, hummingbirds and neighbors to your garden! Lobelia siphilitica provides outstanding color for the border, wet meadow or pond edge. Naturalizes easily in moist soils, but tolerates periods of drought.

Lobelia siphilitica

Lonicera sempervirens

Trumpet honeysuckle
The sweetly scented tubular red flowers of this native honeysuckle often attract hummingbirds to the garden throughout the summer. Flowers are followed by bright red fruit, attractive to birds. Unlike its Japanese cousin, it is a well-behaved member of the border. A twining vine, it needs a trellis or fence for support.
Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Trumpet honeysuckle

Lovely pale yellow flowers exploding from June all the way through November. This plant was selected by the VA Native Plant Society for excellent repeat bloom, clean foliage and compact form. Named for colonial botanist, and found on the grounds of a 17th century Abington church in Glouchester, VA. Although perhaps not as vibrant as other cultivars, this beauty blooms steadily and still grabs the attention hummingbirds and butterflies. Bright orange-red fruits in late summer and fall.

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'

Trumpet honeysuckle
The sweetly scented tubular orange flowers of this native honeysuckle often attract hummingbirds to the garden throughout the summer. Flowers are followed by bright red fruit, attractive to birds. Unlike its Japanese cousin, it is a well-behaved member of the border. A twining vine, it needs a trellis or fence for support.
Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Trumpet honeysuckle
Finally a production and landscape friendly native honeysuckle! Major Wheeler is the best selection of Lonicera sempervirens we've grown and it stands out so far above the rest that we've dropped all other red cultivars. Clean foliage is the first benefit. Even in periods of drought or in overgrown production, we've never seen a speck of mildew on this one. But its real asset is FLOWER POWER! This selection is COVERED in red trumpet flowers in late spring and keeps churning them out all summer long, especially with a post-bloom trim. The hummingbirds will find it from miles around.
Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Lupinus perennis

Sundial lupine

Fragrant, pea-like, blue to violet flowers in late spring with leaves that are palmately divided into 7-11 leaflets. Enhances soil fertility by fixing atmospheric nitrogen into a useful form.  Requires good drainage.

Lupinus perennis

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich fern
Large, lustrous, dark green fronds arch gracefully and give the tropical feel of a palm. Happiest in a cool moist site, it will tolerate more sun at the side of a stream or pond. Emerging fiddleheads are delectable sautéed in a bit of oil.
Matteuccia struthiopteris

Meehania cordata

Meehan's mint
Looking for a native substitute for Ajuga or Lamium? This could be it. Long trailing stems run across the ground and root along the way. In late spring the green carpet gives way to hundreds of blue flowers opening to reveal spotted throats. Beautiful from a distance and under close scrutiny. Irresistible in a pot!
Meehania cordata

Mertensia virginica

Virginia bluebells

You know spring has arrived when the pendulous, trumpet-shaped flowers of Mertensia return.  Flower buds start off pink and slowly transition to a soft blue as flowers develop. Foliage is smooth, oval, and has an attractive bluish cast. Beautiful when used en masse and left undisturbed. The perfect spring ephemeral for the woodland garden, incorporate with native ferns and sedges. Summer dormant.

Best for planting directly into the landscape, as they must root in to return to bloom the following year.  These ephemerals are not ideal for finishing in a pot for spring sales.

Mertensia virginica

Mimulus ringens

Allegheny monkeyflower

Lavender to blue-purple flowers resemble that of a money's face and dance along the length of upright, square stems throughout the summer.

Mimulus ringens

Monarda 'Petite Delight'

Bee balm

Bred by Lynn Collicutt of the Morden Research Station in Morden, Manitoba. Lavender pink flowers in July and August atop deep green, shiny and clean foliage! More compact than others in the species. U.S. Vegetative propagation prohibited. Very low maintenance. Cherished by butterflies and hummingbirds, but loathed by deer. Also makes an excellent cut flower!

Monarda 'Petite Delight'

Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

Bee balm
A White Flower Farm introduction. The buds really do resemble raspberries. Clear wine red flowers from June through August. Very mildew resistant. Cherished by butterflies and hummingbirds, but loathed by deer. Also makes an excellent cut flower!
Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

Monarda bradburiana

Eastern bee balm

Tubular, two-lipped, pink to light lavender flowers carry a purple tracking and flower from spring into summer. A member of the mint family, this native bee balm is very attractive to pollinators and occurs naturally in open and dry, rocky woods from Alabama to Texas, north to Iowa.

Monarda bradburiana

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Bee balm
Named for the son of Georgia plantsman and garden designer Jean Cline. This is the ticket as far as mildew resistant monardas. Wonderfully aromatic foliage and stems with enormous red tubular flowers from June to August. A Saul Nursery introduction. Cherished by butterflies and hummingbirds. Also makes an excellent cut flower!
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Monarda fistulosa

Wild bergamot
Monarda fistulosa has lovely lavender flowers atop aromatic foliage. Easy to grow in a perennial border, wildflower garden or meadow. Wild bergamot is a great naturalizing wildflower and a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds. Monarda fistulosa is more tolerant of drought and resistant to powdery mildew than M. didyma.
Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Wild bergamot
This great plant was named by Mike and Barbara Bridges, of Southern Perennials and Herbs, for their daughter. Soft lavender pin cushion-like flowers. Quite mildew resistant, with excellent, shiny foliage. Extremely showy. A must for the avid butterfly gardener!
Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Pink Muhlygrass
This native's tidy clumps of very fine blue foliage provide color and texture to the garden, but in late summer or fall they explode into bloom with clouds of airy pink flowers that last for many weeks. Stunningly beautiful, even in heat, humidity or drought!
Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED®

ruby muhly
Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED®

Nassella tenuissima

finestem needlegrass
The narrow green blades of this southwestern native form a tidy fountaining clump. In early summer silvery cream-colored flowers open to resemble downy feathers that sway gently with the breeze. In fall the flowers turn amber and remain attractive through winter. Not tolerant of winter wet.
Nassella tenuissima

Nepeta 'Early Bird'

Catnip

The earliest blooming Nepeta we've had in our trials, with flowers starting in early April and lasting up to six weeks!  Clean, aromatic foliage and a compact habit make it an excellent groundcover.

Nepeta 'Early Bird'

Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'

Catnip
Does the horticulture world need another Nepeta? If it's Joanna Reed, then YES! Low growing, very vigorous and incredibly floriferous, this Catmint provides outstanding performance in containers and in the landscape. It has great rebloom when cut back and it stays tight when grown in full sun.
Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'

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™

Nepeta x faassenii 'Dropmore'

Catnip
A profusion of blue flowers and soft, fragrant, fine textured foliage. Blooms for a long period of time. Excellent compliment for Solidago and Roses. Developed by Hugh Skinner in Manitoba, this selection is not attractive to cats, but still a winner for bees and butterflies. May also be used as an insect repellent in the garden!
Nepeta x faassenii 'Dropmore'

Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Catnip
Soft, fragrant, gray-green foliage with sprays of large, distict bluish purple flowers from April to October. Compact, prolific and beautiful! Named for English garden Walker's Low.
Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Oenothera berlanderi 'Siskiyou'

Evening primrose
An extremely long blooming, easy care plant. A vigorous, stoloniferous grower that can be a bit of a thug, especially in sandier soils. It is less invasive and shorter than O. speciosa, but still a fast running plant that can quickly spread. Great numbers of clear light pink single pink 1 1/2" upright flowers are translucent in the sun. Blooms May through July and with periodic re-bloom until October.
Oenothera berlanderi 'Siskiyou'

Oenothera fremontii 'Shimmer'

Evening primrose
Oenothera fremontii 'Shimmer'

Oenothera fruticosa

Sundrops

A tough and reliable perennial, well-suited to hot dry sites. The stems of Oenothera fruticosa are thin, hairy, and reddish with similar leaves. The buds begin as red but open into beautiful bright yellow flowers in early summer. Easy, dependable, a strong grower that can spread a bit, particularly in sandy soils. Great color for a meadow! Native to dry soil, open fields, and open woods from Nova Scotia to Florida.

Oenothera fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks'

Sundrops
Confused for many years in the trade, we are proud to carry the true 'Fireworks'. Deep bronze foliage and red stems are contrasted by red buds opening to canary yellow blooms in June. The individual flowers may not last for more than a day or two, but they open in succession leaving the plant in continuous bloom. Burgundy rosettes in winter. More compact and darker than 'Summer Solstice'. The most popular cultivar of the Oenotheras!
Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks'

Onoclea sensibilis

Sensitive fern
A freely running, deciduous fern with broad, deeply pinnatifid, smooth leaves. It spreads in moist soil and stays low to the ground, usually not more than 12-18", though heights of up to 3' are possible in ideal conditions. Very effective as a moist shade groundcover.
Onoclea sensibilis

Osmunda cinnamomea

Cinnamon fern
Brilliant green lacy fronds gracefully arch outward in stately vase-shaped clumps. In early summer narrow fronds emerge as vertical spikes of cinnamon red brown in the center. Especially striking when planted in groups. Prefers a moist shady site, but tolerates more sun in cooler zones.
Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda claytoniana

interrupted fern
Osmunda claytoniana

Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Royal fern
Royal fern is truly one of the most distinctive and spectacular bold-textured deciduous native ferns with its light green, leathery leaves and graceful architectural stature. With adequate moisture, royal fern can reach 6' tall and create a lush, tropical feel along a stream or beside a pond.
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Pachysandra procumbens

Allegheny spurge

Why plant English Ivy, Vinca or Liriope when you can enjoy this native evergreen gem? Fragrant, white flower spikes appear in spring, later becoming camouflaged by a new flush of gorgeous, crisp green foliage. Leaves have a scalloped margin and take on an attractive pale silver mottling.

Pachysandra procumbens

Packera aurea

Golden groundsel
Golden daisies over shiny green, toothed basal leaves in May. Strong bloom even in the shade. A strong groundcover where happy and an excellent cut flower. Self seeds and naturalizes.
Packera aurea

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'

Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Switch grass

This smooth, blue tinted grass can grow as tall as 4' and spreads slowly through its rhizome growth forming clumps. It was selected for its glaucous blue color, and graceful fountain habit. The flowers are airy, emerging in the fall, and persisting as a light beige color throughout the winter. Selected and named, by Rick Darke, for the lower Delaware beach town that bears its name. Native along the shores from Louisiana to Connecticut. It is adapted to dry, sterile locations where it plays an important role in stabilizing.

Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Panicum virgatum

Switch grass
An upright landscape grass with lovely blue green foliage that turns yellow in fall. In late summer airy wheat-colored flowers appear and remain attractive well into fall. It is an undemanding native grass suitable to any soil type. Tough and easy to grow!
Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Switch grass
Wow! An unequivocally upright steel blue panicum selected by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm in Springfield, WI. It was the only one of our 13 trial varieties still standing after Hurricane Floyd! And the drought of '99? No problem. Wide, thick leaf blades are a bit more substantial than those of the other blues. A golden yellow color in the fall.
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Switch grass
The brightest red Panicum by a long shot. Experienced horticulturalists have mistaken it for Imperata at first glance. It colors up by June and the flowers are also red. The shortest of the group and also the slowest grower, perhaps due in part to its lack of chlorophyll. This will probably be the most popular Switchgrass ever! Introduced by Dr. Hans Simon of Germany. Nothing comes close to the fall color displayed by this grass!
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Dwarf fountain grass
A compact growth habit and finely textured foliage make this one of the most popular Pennisetum cultivars. Tidy tufts of foliage are topped in late summer with fuzzy cream-colored blooms. A trouble-free and reliable garden plant.
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Fountain grass
A compact growth habit and finely textured foliage make this one of the most popular Pennisetum cultivars. Tidy tufts of foliage are topped in late summer with fuzzy cream-colored blooms. A trouble-free and reliable garden plant that combines well with shorter summer bloomers.
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'

Fountain grass
A Sunny Border introduction that is head and shoulders better then the species or any other selections we have seen of P. orientale. Delightful fluffy rose pink flowers begin to appear in July and continue to form well into fall. A slowly spreading grass, it is a vigorous and reliable garden plant. Outstanding!
Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'

Penstemon digitalis

Beardtongue
In early summer white or light pink tubular 1" flowers on branching, hollow stalks rising above a basal rosette of lustrous dark green leaves. Drought tolerant, tough as nails, and deer resistant. The tubular flowers make an excellent landing pad for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds alike.
Penstemon digitalis

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Beardtongue
This native makes a stunning display with its brilliant white flowers against a backdrop of deep red foliage. Tough and easy to grow, it tolerates a wide variety of conditions including hot dry sites. 1996 Perennial Plant of the Year. Our plants are now vegetatively propagated from our reddest, most vigorous selections.
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

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'

Perovskia 'Little Spire'

Russian sage
With the same silvery texture and excellent drought tolerance of the others, Little Spire rarely exceeds two feet tall and falls over only when trampled by your dog. The work of Dutch breeder Herbert Oudshoorn is responsible for this excellent, compact, long-blooming, low-maintenance landscape plant. Patent administered by Future Plants.
Perovskia 'Little Spire'

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran'

Russian sage
With finely cut silvery foliage, Filigran has received high praise for its upright habit and long flowering period. Airy spikes of fuzzy blue flowers cover the plant in late summer. Easy to grow and very tolerant of drought, heat and humidity, but not of wet soil. Butterflies love it!
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran'

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Superba'

Russian sage

Average to dry location; lavender to blue; August-October

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Superba'

Phegopteris decursive-pinnata

Japanese beech fern

Japanese Beech Fern is one of the best landscape ferns we've tried over the years. It also behaves very well in pot culture and it travels well with minimal breakage. It has been in the trade for some time, but is still underutilized since it hasn't been readily available. No more! Phegopteris decursive-pinnata is a vigorous spreader and an excellent choice for a groundcover. Beautiful, with graceful fronds, it produces large colonies in moist or average shade. Its vigorous growth is produced on short runners so it is easily controlled if necessary. Arching fronds are a lustrous dark green and have a lighter green underside for a unique display. Japanese Beech Fern appreciates a little extra moisture in the soil to perform best, although it is not necessary for plant health and appearance. It may be evergreen in warmer zones and is fully perennial to zone 4.

Phegopteris decursive-pinnata

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Woodland phlox

Selected for outstanding flower color and very full flower petals, 'Blue Moon' bears many fragrant, 5-petaled flowers with the arrival of spring. Enjoy a knee-high sea of elegant, violet-blue flowers while simultaneously attracting hummingbirds & butterflies into your garden. Foliage is lance shaped and medium green. A long-lived, carefree native groundcover.

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze'

Wild blue phlox
A delightful spring blooming native for shade, it carpets the shady border with blooms. 'May Breeze' will spread and fill in around bulbs or perennials that are late to emerge. A small-statured wild sweet william with loose clusters of fragrant pale blue, almost white flowers that drive the butterflies wild! A Piet Oudolf introduction, from the Netherlands.
Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze'

Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora 'Triple Play'

Smooth phlox

The variegated foliage and shorter growth habit differentiate 'Triple Play' from its parent species.  Clusters of pink flowers emerge in late spring, a stunning contrast to the creamy white-edged foliage.  In cooler temperatures (i.e. spring and fall), the white margins blush with pink color.  This unique selection will attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and works well as a cut flower.

Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora 'Triple Play'

Phlox maculata 'Flower Power'

Summer phlox
A free flowering selection made by Darrell Probst, Flower Power lives up to its name! Hundreds of delicately scented white flowers top clean, glossy green foliage in mid summer. As an additional treat the flowers are flecked with pink in the cooler hours of morning and evening. Quick to fill a pot and very easy to maintain, this is a great production plant.
Phlox maculata 'Flower Power'

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Garden phlox
Blue Paradise is wonderful color for our native garden phlox! Flowers open pale blue, and darken to a deep violet blue then get red violet edges as they age. The color changes with the light, looking more blue or more purple depending on the time of day. This phlox is easy to grow and resists mildew.
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Phlox paniculata 'David'

Garden phlox
Beautiful, large bright white flower clusters, a chance seedling selected by F.M. Mooberry and named for her husband. Blooms from July to September. Deliciously fragrant and very mildew resistant. By far the best white. Excellent for hummingbird and butterfly gardens. Perennial Plant of the Year 2002.
Phlox paniculata 'David'

Phlox paniculata 'David's Lavender'

Garden phlox
A new color in Summer Phlox, David's Lavender is a selection from seedlings of 'David' that Itsaul plants has introduced. It has all of the disease resistance of 'David' and flowers of deep lavender pink. Lots of flower power in this one!
Phlox paniculata 'David's Lavender'

Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Garden phlox

Found by and named after Jeana Prewitt of Nashville, TN, this selection possesses outstanding mildew resistance with varying shades of sweetly scented, lavender-pink flowers, vibrant midsummer through early autumn. Foliage remains clean green while flower clusters create a tiered effect along upright, multi-stemmed branches. Expect a flurry of pollinator activity!

Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

garden phlox
Founded by garden writer Tammy Clayton, Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton' is a regal combination of leaf and bloom. Unique, cherry-red flowers add excitement to the perennial border from late June into September. Foliage emerges a deep purple with lime green stems and veins, later transitioning to a deep purple-green. Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton' performs quite well in average garden soil with average moisture.
Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

Garden phlox
This Southern Perennials and Herbs introduction was named for an ecological planner and Landscape Architect from Flora, Mississippi. A robust 4-5 foot plant with clean foliage all through the summer and fall. A long blooming form with rose pink flowers typical of the species. A sure winner, especially if you prefer clean foliage without the use of fungicides.
Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

Phlox paniculata 'Shortwood'

Garden phlox

Found by Sinclair Adams in a patch of Phlox 'David', this brilliant pink child of 'David' and possibly 'Eva Cullum' is equally mildew resistant and quite floriferous. Named for Stephanie Cohen's Pennsylvania garden, it is a medium height selection that branches well and provides weeks of color in mid summer. A Blooms of Bressingham introduction.

Phlox paniculata 'Shortwood'

Phlox pilosa

Prairie phlox

Loose clusters of delightful light to dark pink flowers appear in June to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  The fuzzy foliage and stems form a mounding, slowly spreading groundcover.

Phlox pilosa

Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Creeping phlox

Mat forming habit with masses of perfect blue cymes. A beautiful, cloudlike groundcover that will bring elegance to the native shade garden. 1990 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

Creeping phlox

Mat forming habit with masses of large, deep pink flowers with deep green, narrow leaved foliage. A beautifully vibrant groundcover that will bring excitement to the shady or woodland garden. Floriferous and highly fragrant.

Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Creeping phlox
Mat forming habit with masses of star-like, clear purple flowers with deep green, foliage. A beautifully vibrant groundcover that will bring excitement to the shady or woodland garden.
Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Obedient plant
This plant was selected by Darrell Probst, of Garden Visions in Hubbardston, MA for its well behaved, non spreading habit. It is a clumping form, with excellent secondary branching, and good rebloom. Pure white snapdragon-like flowers from June to September over deep green, glossy foliage. A nice late season addition to the garden for the hummingbirds.
Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners'

obedient plant

Tubular flowers in shades of lavender-pink adorn this taller sport of 'Miss Manners' from midsummer through autumn. As expected, it holds an upright, clump forming habit with attractive medium green foliage and grows to 36” tall and 20” wide. An adaptable and easy-to-grow native in zones 3-9, the strong stems do not require staking. Truly a clump forming variety that has proven to be less aggressive than 'Vivid'!

Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners'

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Obedient plant
This obedient plant cultivar is a compact, erect, clump-forming but rhizomatous perennial which typically grows 1-2' tall on stiff, square stems and features dense spikes of rich pink, tubular, two-lipped, snapdragon-like flowers which bloom throughout the summer. Blooms from bottom to top on each spike. Narrow, lance-shaped, sharp-toothed leaves (to 4" long). Genus members are commonly called obedient plants because each individual flower will, upon being pushed in any one direction, temporarily remain in the new position as if it were hinged. Sometimes also commonly called false dragonhead because the flowers are suggestive of those of dragonhead (Dracocephalum).-Kemper Center for Home Gardening
Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Polemonium reptans

Jacob's ladder

A free-flowering woodland native with delicate light blue flowers topping ladder-like foliage in late spring.  A good light-textured groundcover in areas with average to moist soils.

Polemonium reptans

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'

Jacob's ladder

This excellent variegated selection of P. reptans was selected by Bill Cullina of The New England Wild Flower Society. A good plant for shade or a sunny edge (with adequate moisture). Imagine, a variegated Polemonium that actually lives! This native groundcover is very popular, and its royalties benefit the Garden in the Woods and their plant and habitat conservation.

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas fern

While not as showy as some others, this fern makes up for it with its neat habit, easy culture, and its lustrous, nearly evergreen leaves. Often used in Christmas floral arrangements because it is still attractive in December. It is a wonderful companion for spring blooming bulbs. Found in acidic to neutral soils on shaded slopes and well drained flats.

Polystichum acrostichoides

Polystichum polyblepharum

Tassel fern

Meaning "many eyelashes" polyblepharum describes the fuzzy stems of this glossy deep green garden fern. Dependable and hardy, it lends elegance to the shade border and combines well with Carex, Heuchera and other ferns. Evergreen in warmer zones.

Polystichum polyblepharum

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Bowman's root

Also known as Indian Physic or American Ipecac, Bowman's Root is an easy-to-grow native for bright shade or partial sun and it tolerates tree root competition well as long at it has a nice layer organic mulch. Bowman's Root is lovely in a mass planting where its lacy white flowers can shimmer in a light breeze. It makes a nice filler - think Gaura for shade! A compact rounded plant is topped in late spring with ethereal white flowers growing in a few loose terminal panicles, with red petioles and mahogany stems. Clean, disease-free foliage often turns deep bronzy red in fall and contrasts beautifully with the more typical oranges and yellows in the perennial border. Interesting form and unique seed heads persist into winter. Great for cut flowers!

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Porteranthus trifoliatus 'Pink Profusion'

Bowman's root
We've been enjoying this great native for many years in our garden, since it was given to us by the Mt. Cuba Center in 2001. We are thrilled to finally be able to offer it to you thanks to a breakthrough in propagation! Porteranthus 'Pink Profusion' has clear pink flowers that are held daintily above reddish leaves on deep red stems. The best part is the way the flowers shimmer in a light breeze, as though they will take flight at any moment.
Porteranthus trifoliatus 'Pink Profusion'

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

An aromatic, summer blooming, herbaceous perennial that produces silvery white, globular flowers on sturdy, upright stems. Blooming over a long period, flowers are prominently displayed above clean green foliage summer into fall. A good soil stabilizer, this species spreads via underground stems, but won’t take over the garden! Foliage develops an attractive red tinge in autumn. A larval host plant for the Gray Hairstreak Butterfly; incorporate along the perennial border, rain garden, or near the vegetable garden to entice pollinators.

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint
We give up! So many of you claimed this mountain mint to be superior to Pycnanthemum virginianum that we decided to try it for ourselves. We like it! Its leaves are broader and more lustrous, bracts are silvery and very showy, flowers are pinkish and its habit is more compact. Nicely aromatic. This native is happiest at the wood's edge, so it is an excellent for a naturalized border or woodland garden. Mountain Mint is one of the best nectar sources for native butterflies, so butterfly gardeners can't do without this one!
Pycnanthemum muticum

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

Mexican hat plant

Fun, unique flowers dance above mounds of fine green foliage from June until frost.  The blooms feature long, prominent cones that give way to wide, reflexed petals in shades of deep reddish-brown, orange, and yellow.  This plant is by seed, so there will be variation in the red/yellow ratio in the flowers.  A native prairie plant, this dwarf variety of the species performs exceptionally well in heat and dry conditions.

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

Ratibita pinnata

Prairie coneflower
Brown cones with reflexed yellow ray flowers adorn this midwestern prairie native in midsummer. Soft fragrance of anise when seeds are crushed. Long lived and very easy to grow in most any situation and great for birds and butterflies. Combines well with meadow grasses and flowers. Wonderful cut flower.
Ratibita pinnata

Rubus calycinoides

Ornamental raspberry
An irresistable quilt textured creeping groundcover. Turns deep, vivid red in the fall. Small ( 1-1.5" ) deep green, maple shaped leaves, with smooth light tan undersides. Nearly evergreen, insect and pest free. White flowers with amber fruits in late spring. Very durable!
Rubus calycinoides

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Black-eyed Susan
Bold texture and upright habit. Bright gold petals with a deep brown cone highlight the garden in late summer. Each flower may last up to two weeks! Disease and pest resistant perennial awarded 1999 PPA plant of the year. Wonderful and long lasting cut flower. Provides seeds in the winter for birds and nectar for butterflies. Beautiful and versatile, outstanding in mass plantings as a border perennial, meadow and prairie gardens as well as a noninvasive groundcover.
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida

Black-eyed Susan
Shiny, deep green foliage. Smaller and finer than Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'.Longer blooming season, July to October. Six weeks after 'Goldsturm' is brown, this plant is at it's peak! Excellent cut flower. Provides seeds in the winter for birds and nectar for butterflies. Beautiful and versatile!
Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida

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 lacinata

Cutleaf coneflower
This coneflower is a tall, erect and stately native with yellow rays accented by a green center held by coarse, hairy stems. Blooming in August and September. Excellent cut flower and butterfly magnet. R. laciniata can be found blooming in moist meadows, grassy roadsides and flood plains from Quebec to Montana south to Arizona and Florida.
Rudbeckia lacinata

Rudbeckia lacinata 'Autumn Sun'

Cutleaf coneflower
This long-blooming butterfly (especially monarch) magnet has large, deep green glossy deeply cut leaves along the stems, and loose clusters of clear yellow ray flowers with large green cones that darken with age. Blooms for 8+ weeks in mid to late summer. Very cold hardy.
Rudbeckia lacinata 'Autumn Sun'

Rudbeckia maxima

Great coneflower
Huge powder blue leaves make up 2 to 3' of basal foliage that is effective all during the growing season. In June and July spikes explode with large deep, gold, drooping ray flowers with a black center. A must for the butterfly and bird lover! Reliable and deer proof.
Rudbeckia maxima

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Sweet coneflower
Our friend Larry Lowman of Ridgecrest Nursery in Wynne, Arkansas graciously gave us this marvelous plant. It was collected from a railroad prairie remnant* in southern Illinois and named for the man who found it, Henry Eilers, a horticulturist and retired nurseryman. Basal leaves appear in early spring and flowering stalks begin their ascent in June, reaching five to six feet and full flower by August, often staying in bloom into September. 'Henry Eilers' has finely quilled flowers of true yellow, not gold, and is stunning in a mass planting. It has captivated many visitors who have seen it here and motivated them to ask us to grow it. The leaves of Rudbeckia subtomentosa are sweetly scented with a subtle vanilla fragrance. It is lovely with Joe-Pyes and grasses, and it blooms with the Hibiscus hybrids and makes a great companion for them as well. 'Henry Eilers' has undeniable potential as a cut flower with its unique appearance, sturdy straight stems and long vase life.
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Rudbeckia triloba

Three-lobed coneflower

Hundreds of small deep gold flowers blooming July through October! A naturalizing self seeder. Biennial or short-lived perennial. Georgia Gold Medal Winner in 1996. Three-lobed Coneflower is very drought, heat and pest-tolerant. Prized by butterfly and hummingbird gardeners.

Rudbeckia triloba

Ruellia humilis

Wild petunia
A drought-tolerant prarie native, with delightful small levender blue petunia flowers for a long time in mid summer. Compact (great in pots!) and very easy to grow. Seeds in well. Great choice for a height-restricted meadow. Found in dry open woods and praries Pennsylvania to Indiana, south to Alabama.
Ruellia humilis

Salvia greggii 'Maraschino'

Autumn sage
This nearly everblooming variety has glowing, scarlet flowers in profusion. Cherished by both butterflies and hummingbirds. Hardy and shrub-like. Consistently survives zone 7 winters. Simply irresistable!
Salvia greggii 'Maraschino'

Salvia greggii 'Ultra Violet'

Hybrid sage
An amazing garden performer, Salvia 'Ultra Violet' was selected by Lauren Springer and Scott Ogden from their garden in Ft. Collins, Colorado. An abundance of intense violet flowers adorn dark green, finely cut foliage well into autumn. 'Ultra Violet' thrives in lean-loamy and clay-loamy well-drained soils in full sun. Thought to be a hummingbird initiated cross between blue flowered Salvia lycioides and rose-pink Salvia greggii, the aromatic foliage of 'Ultra Violet' keeps the deer and rabbits away while blooms entice hummingbirds throughout the seasons.
Salvia greggii 'Ultra Violet'

Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Lyre-leaf sage
Grown mainly for the foliage, Salvia lyrata Purple Knockout has compact basal rosettes of shiny burgundy leaves that turn to deep purple in summer and then to red in the fall. Spikes of pale lilac blue flowers appear in spring and summer, but sometimes the flowers have only calyces and no petals. We have not been able to determine the cause of this, but a cut back of the stems promotes new blooms and often they will have petals the second time around. Petals or no, the flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Very easy to grow in just about any soil, it will self sow to spread and become a dense groundcover that makes a great native substitute for Ajuga. Native from New York, to Texas to Florida.
Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Baby sage
This remarkable, early-blooming, bicolor sage was developed and introduced by Richard Turner of the Strybing Arboretum. Two-tone flowers vary depending on the temperature range; the upper hood is a clear white while the pouched lower lip remains cherry red. 'Hot Lips' provides months of intense floral display, autumn coxes foliage into a deep burgundy appearance. Gorgeous!
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill'

Garden sage

A long hoped for color break in garden Salvia. Ernst Pagels selected it for
bluer flowers and compact habit. Insect and disease resistant, long flowered and tough as its brethren to follow. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees.

Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Garden sage

From Beate Zillmer of Zillmer Pflanzen in Uchte, Germany. Imagine 'East Friesland' with violet blue flowers and glowing purple stems. Incomparable! Its tidy upright habit makes it an excellent companion for Geraniums, yellow Baptisias and purple Heucheras.

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland'

Garden sage

Spikes of violet- purple, tubular flowers with light green, aromatic foliage in June and July. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees and is an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Combine with brilliant yellows and whites for a bold display in the garden.

Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland'

Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

Garden sage

A diminutive 'May Night' cousin, covered in violet blue flowers in early summer. A good bloomer with compact and very short habit. Very easy to grow. A Haussermann Nursery Selection.

Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

Garden sage
One of the most commonly used salvias in the Northeastern US, it is covered in striking dark violet-blue flower spikes in May and June and remains upright and tidy throughout the season. PPA 1997 Plant of the Year. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees and is an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Freshly aromatic and low maintenance. Combine with brilliant yellows and whites for a bold display in the garden.
Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Deep Rose'

Garden sage

This low maintenance perennial is sure to impress with masses of stunning deep lavender-rose flowers from May through July. Hardy, clump forming, and compact, the fragrant leaves resist deer while the sensational blooms attract butterflies.

Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Deep Rose'

Salvia nemorosa 'Snow Hill'

Garden sage

A sport from "Blue Hill', the first white Salvia superba. Another Pagels break through. Beautiful spikes of soft white accented by fragrant, gray- green foliage. Compact habit, and problem free.

Salvia nemorosa 'Snow Hill'

Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Pincushion flower
A profusion of sky-blue pincushion flowers. A fantastic performer, butterfly magnet, flowers continuously from May to killing frost. Top ten container and sunny border plant and cut flower.
Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Schizachyrium scoparium

Little bluestem
An upright and clump forming native grass with spiky blades of blue or green. Wispy silvery flowers occur in late summer, followed by a spectacular display of fall color changing from green and orange to deep burgundy. Remains attractive as an architectural feature through winter.
Schizachyrium scoparium

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'

Scirpus cyperinus

Wool grass
A large, upright marsh grass with attractive wooly inflorescences that turn coppery in late summer and persist into winter.
Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus validus

Soft-stemmed bulrush

Obligate wetland plant for inland shallow waters, non-tidal marshes and wildlife. Large triangular dark green stems with brownish inflorescences hang pendulously from spring to fall. Stems are unusually spongy. Emergent aquatic.

Scirpus validus

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap
An eastern meadow native that provides weeks of color in mid-summer. Purple flowers top bushy green plants. Found at wood's edge and in sunny meadows from New York to Arkansas.
Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria ovata

Heartleaf skullcap

The foliage of this native beauty has a purple metallic appearance in spring and early summer. As the leaves lose their luster in mid summer spikes of flowers appear in a cloud of violet blue. It prefers a dry, gravelly part shade, but will grow in any part or full shade site. Can go dormant after flowering in warmer zones.

Scutellaria ovata

Sedum 'Autumn Fire'

Stonecrop

Bold clusters of closely packed, rosy pink flowers appear in late summer, age to a salmon bronze and finish with a deep coppery red in fall. An easy-to-grow plant that not only tolerates drought, but seems to thrive in it. The sturdy stems of Autumn Fire keep it beautifully intact throughout its bloom period for an outstanding show!

Sedum 'Autumn Fire'

Sedum 'Bertram Anderson'

Stonecrop
Low, spreading, glaucous, smoky purple foliage with gracefully arching stems is boldly contrasted by dusky rose star flowers in late summer. Foliage emerges blue and darkens to purple in the sun. An improvement on Vera Jameson, with darker foliage and sturdier habit. An incredible foliage plant that is sure to liven up the garden. Tough and easy to grow, it loves a hot dry location and thrives in containers and rock walls.
Sedum 'Bertram Anderson'

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®

Sedum 'Matrona'

Stonecrop
International Stauden Union (ISU) Plant of the Year for 2000. Strong, shiny red stems hold large, pale pink flower heads which last well into the fall season. Surrounded by deep gray foliage, noted for its strong, erect purple stems. "Matrona" was a chance seedling found by Ewald Hugen of Freiburg, Germany. Butterflies can't get enough of this one. Simply outstanding!
Sedum 'Matrona'

Sedum 'Vera Jamison'

Stonecrop
Low spreading plants with gracefully arching stems are covered in round smoky blue leaves. In late summer it is covered in dusky pink star flowers. Tough and easy to grow, it loves a hot dry location and thrives in containers and rock walls.
Sedum 'Vera Jamison'

Sedum cauticolum 'Lidakense'

Stonecrop

Delightful round blue foliage on low spreading plants with gracefully arching stems. In late summer the foliage is completely hidden behind tiny brilliant pink star flowers. Tough and easy to grow, it loves a hot dry location and thrives in containers and rock walls.

Sedum cauticolum 'Lidakense'

Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

Stonecrop
A favorite among the groundcover sedums, this one is covered in canary yellow star-shaped flowers in late spring. Tough and easy to grow, it survives in just about any sunny location and spreads slowly to form a lustrous green groundcover.
Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce'

Stonecrop
A dense mat of conifer-like blue foliage forms a tight weed-resistant groundcover in any sunny location. In June deep mauve pink stems rise to 10" and are topped with brilliant yellow flowers. 'Blue Spruce' grows quickly and is easy to maintain even in the most unwelcome of sites. Great for rock walls, green roofs, walkways and containers. Evergreen in warmer zones.
Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce'

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Stonecrop
A nice, easy plant that pleases everyone. A quick spreading ground cover with needle-like foliage, it emerges chartreuse, then turns golden yellow in the sun. In fall it turns to rich shades of orange and red. Yellow flowers appear in mid-summer. Great for containers and hanging baskets, or as an underplanting in the full sun or bright shade garden. Reported to be zone 6 hardy with good drainage.
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Sedum sexangulare

Watch chain stonecrop
A quick-spreading groundcover with jellybean foliage that turns shades of rose and copper in the sun creating a tapestry of color that bursts in to brilliant yellow bloom in mid summer. Often used on green roofs, it thrives in any sunny location. Tough and easy to grow.
Sedum sexangulare

Sedum sieboldii

Stonecrop
Silver blue scalloped foliage with clusters of star shaped, bright pink flowers in late September and October. Unique arching habit with the best winter resistance. Great groundcover for Daylilies. Also makes a great container plant. The entire plant turns light to deep pink with colder temperatures.
Sedum sieboldii

Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'

Stonecrop
Known for its compact habit and generous flowering, Brilliant thrills in the late fall when it is covered in clusters of hot pink star flowers. Tough and easy to grow, it loves a hot sunny location. Attractive to butterflies and neighbors alike, it is sure to please for many years to come.
Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'

Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

Stonecrop

'Neon' was spotted in a block of S. 'Brilliant' by Richard Davis and Merriwether Payne of The Ivy Farm, in Locustville, VA. A much deeper rose pink sister of 'Brilliant' with rounded thicker flower clusters and more consistent color. Great impulse sales item, with really wild color, vibrant and exciting from a good distance away. According to noted horticultural high priest Dave Culp of Sunny Border Nurseries: "Wow, it's way better than Brilliant".

Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Stonecrop
Dr. John Creech discovered this little beauty in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens. The small, scalloped green leaves of this weed-smothering groundcover are topped with rose pink flowers in late summer and fall. It is very hardy and vigorous and gorgeous weaving in and out of stepping stones or along a garden path. Ideal for green roofs, rock gardens and containers as well. Tolerant of light shade.
Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

Stonecrop
A vigorous and long-lived groundcover that forms a dense weed-blocking mat. It starts red in the spring and stays red throughout the season and is not prone to reversions. Rosy red flowers appear in summer.
Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

Sedum telephium 'Lajos' Autumn Charm™

Stonecrop
A variegated sport of 'Autumn Joy', it has creamy leaf margins on every leaf and we've seen no reversions. Topped with the same bright pink flowers aging to deep red, it is a stunning garden plant and attractive at retail from spring to fall. It is slightly shorter and denser than its parent. From Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials.
Sedum telephium 'Lajos' Autumn Charm™

Sedum telphinum 'Autumn Joy'

Stonecrop
Bold clusters of closely packed, rosy pink flowers appear in late summer, age to a salmon bronze and finish with a deep coppery red in fall. An easy-to-grow plant that not only tolerates drought, but seems to thrive in it. Introduced by Georg Arends of Germany. A top 10 perennial for many years. This brilliant display of color is sure to urge the butterflies to stop and visit.
Sedum telphinum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'

Stonecrop
A low-growing, succulent native groundcover for shade, it carpets the woodland floor with whimsical round leaves arranged in threes. In spring it is covered in white star-shaped flowers. A slowly spreading, floriferous selection from Mineral County, WV, via The Primrose Path, of Scottdale, PA. Larinem Park is more tolerant of shade and moisture than other Sedum species.
Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'

Silene caroliniana var. wherryi 'Short and Sweet'

Wild pinks
Delightful, compact and easy to grow, Silene caroliniana is an excellent choice for bright shade or full sun. It is covered in deep pink flowers in late spring. Very reliable for us through wet and dry seasons for three years now and in a cool spring it seems to bloom forever - one year we tracked 8 weeks of full bloom! A great native substitute for Dianthus, this Silene has similar appearance and bloom time, but tolerates a wider variety of garden situations. Silene 'Short and Sweet' is a fantastic plant for naturalizing, yet it can hold its own as a specimen in a container or patio garden as well.
Silene caroliniana var. wherryi 'Short and Sweet'

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Blue-eyed grass
Bright blue star shaped flowers with gold centers rise above fine, semievergreen, Iris-like foliage from May to June. Excellent for edging, the 3/4" flowers are very good sized for the genus. We are very excited about this little gem. It will charm your customers for 8-10 weeks! Named by Robert Herman, who found it in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Goldenrod

This diminuative beauty is exceptionally compact with bright, light yellow flowers beginning in late summer and lasting well into fall. Great shelf life! It is versatile, easy to grow and combines well with purple and pink asters both in the garden and in a container. Great as a cut flower, it is also very attractive to butterflies.

Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Solidago 'Solar Cascade'

Goldenrod

Delightful, golden-yellow flowers are borne in axillary clusters along reflexing stems from late summer into fall. Reliable, deep green, glossy foliage remains clean throughout the growing seasons. Not an aggressive runner, 'Solar Cascade' is a clump forming perennial reaching knee height, maxing out somewhere between the taller 'Fireworks' and more compact 'Golden Fleece'. Performs best in moist to average garden soil under full sun or partial shade; extremely drought tolerant once established. This great garden plant is easy to propagate and proved to be a standout in The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden perennial trails. Plant en masse for a dramatic effect or incorporate into seasonal arrangements.

Solidago 'Solar Cascade'

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

This clump forming, noninvasive perennial boldly displays arching wands of clustered with gold, contrasted by blue-green stems in September. Adds life to a dry shady spot.  Incredible butterfly magnet and cut flower!

Solidago caesia

Solidago graminifolia

Grass-leaved goldenrod

Fine-textured linear foliage and golden flat topped inflorescences in late summer. Cherished by butterflies and preying mantises and well as the wildflower enthusiast.

Solidago graminifolia

Solidago odora

anisescented goldenrod

Wonderfully fragrant leaves give off an anise scent when crushed, reminiscent of licorice candy!  The lance-shaped leaves are a glossy, smooth dark green.  S. odora has a tidy, clump-forming habit and is not weedy or aggressive in the garden. Attracts butterflies, bees, ladybugs, lacewings and other beneficial insects.  Its high ecologial value and handsome appearance make it a valuable addition to wildflower gardens, meadows and naturalistic borders.

Solidago odora

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Goldenrod
Selected and named by Ken Moore of North Carolina Botanical Garden in 1970. A compact, cascading, clump forming perennial with a radiating flower form that really looks like fireworks! Introduced by Niche Gardens. A great addition for late season color and to lure the butterflies in.
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago sempervirens

Seaside goldenrod

An east coast native that is useful for dune restoration projects, stormwater management, roadside, and habitat plantings.

Solidago sempervirens

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

Goldenrod

Another Mt. Cuba introduction. A stunning show with sprays of golden yellow flowers from mid August through September. Semievergreen heart shaped leaves. Truly an excellent groundcover and bee and butterfly charmer! Hairstreaks, sulphurs and skippers are particularly attracted to Goldenrod. Monarchs visit it during their autumn migration.

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

Sorghastrum nutans

Indiangrass
A vigorous native warm season grass with bluish green foliage turning a translucent yellow-deep gold fall color and bearing beautiful panicles of copper. Excellent for cut flowers.
Sorghastrum nutans

Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink
One of the most striking and beautiful of the native perennials, Indian Pink's summer flowers are brilliant red and tubular with canary yellow throats. A very hardy plant, though it is best planted by the end of July for reliable success in gardens and containers. A favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds, it is at home in the bright woodland or sunny border.
Spigelia marilandica

Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadds Ford'

Fragrant lady's tresses
By whatever name, a hardy native orchid that is adaptable for garden and landscape use in most of the eastern US. Silvery-green ground-hugging rosettes slowly form colonies in moist soils, bogs or swamps. Fragrant white flowers spiral upward in August and September. Often sold as an emergent plant for water gardens.
Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadds Ford'

Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie dropseed

According to wild Niel Dibol, of Prairie Nursery, Westfield, WI, it is "often considered to be the most handsome of the prairie grasses. It makes a well defined and very distinctive border." Fine textured, deep green foliage with lovely, light and airy flowers to 2 1/2" in September and October. Flowers have a slight fragrance similar to coriander. Often has glowing pumpkin orange fall color. Good drought tolerance.

Sporobolus heterolepis

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'

Stachys 'Helene Von Stein'

Lamb's ears
Also known as Big Ears, this low-growing selection produces a dense mat of woolly silver-gray leaves with an irresistible velvety feel. Although grown primarily for its interesting foliage, lamb's ear bears spikes of purplish pink flowers on tall stems that appear in summer. This cultivar is particularly useful to gardeners as its leaves won't melt in heat and humidity.
Stachys 'Helene Von Stein'

Stachys 'Silver Carpet'

Lamb's ears
This cultivar features smaller leaves and finer texture than 'Helene von Stein', and seldom blooms. Silky hairs cover the leaves, giving them a very silvery appearance overall. Great for hot, dry locations.
Stachys 'Silver Carpet'

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

Lamb's ears
Excellent for flowers and foliage, S. 'Hummelo' hosts a lovely display of lavender-purple flowers atop tall, leafless stems while the stoloniferous nature creates small mounding clumps. Selected for strong flower production, plant health, habit quality and winter hardiness. A true garden delight!
Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy'

Betony

Selected for copious bloom, attractive deep green foliage and tidy, compact habit, 'Pink Cotton Candy' is sure to delight. Apply named, flowers are two-toned and vary in intensity with the lower lip being slightly brighter pink in color than the upper lip. Highly floriferous, blooming 8 weeks throughout the summer months. An open-pollinated seedling discovered by Richard Hawke of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy'

Stokesia 'Colorwheel'

Stokes' aster
A marvelous variety from Itsaul Plants with 3" flowers that open white and age to lavender then dark blue-purple. Flowers of all shades form a tapestry of color. A drought-tolerant native that looks neat and clean in a pot and fantastic in the garden. Very easy to grow.
Stokesia 'Colorwheel'

Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'

Stokes' aster
Broad, upward-facing flowers of silvery sky blue with a slight hint of lavender. Blooms continue to appear, from June to August, on the compact, low plants throughout the summer. A beautiful and easy to grow native perennial. Makes an excellent cut flower and butterfly magnet.
Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'

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'

Stylophorum diphyllum

Celandine poppy

Brilliant yellow flowers bloom in spring atop blue-green, pinnately lobed foliage. Leaf underside has a silvery cast. An easy to grow native that will self sow and form a dense shade groundcover. Tolerates all but the driest conditions. Beautiful with Virginia Bluebells, Columbine, Goats Beard, Wild Ginger and Woodland Phlox.

Stylophorum diphyllum

Thalictrum rochebrunianum

Giant meadow-rue
This big, bodacious, clump-forming plant has lots of appeal. Deep wine purple stems are topped with broad umbels, of bright, lavender clusters accented by yellow stamens, in July and August. Dainty, maidenhair fern-like foliage.
Thalictrum rochebrunianum

Thermopsis caroliniana

Carolina Lupine

Clump-forming perennial with dense spikes of sulphur yellow in June resemble Baptista or lupines. Clean, compound foliage is attractive late into the season. Very durable and long lived once established. Beautiful cut flower.

Thermopsis caroliniana

Thermopsis chinensis 'Sophia'

Pea bush

Blooming with spring tulips and daffodils, Thermopsis 'Sophia' is one of the first perennials to flower in the full sun garden. 'Sophia' will charm you with her many spikes of soft canary yellow flowers that combine beautifully with Phlox 'London Grove Blue' or 'Manita', along with Thalia Narcissus and Purple Prince Tulips. Compact and densely floriferous, she is easy to grow and spectacular when planted in groups.

Thermopsis chinensis 'Sophia'

Tiarella 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Foamflower
A truly low-maintenance shade native that thrives in a woodland garden, Elizabeth Oliver is a beautiful selection with a tidy clumping habit, striking red streaked leaves and delicate flowers tinged with pink. A good groundcover and a Primrose Path introduction via Charles Oliver.
Tiarella 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower
Foamflowers are commonly found in the woods of eastern North America, but not nearly often enough in gardens. They are easy to grow and many will spread when given moist soil high in organic matter and shade. In the early spring fairy wand flowers of white or light pink appear over heuchera-like green, deeply veined leaves which are often tinged with burgundy.
Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'

Foamflower

Our friends from Sinclair (The Pharoah of Foamflowers) Adam Dunvegan Nursery, this is rated as one of the most vigorous of the genus. A strong grower with glossy, rugose leaves and excellent bronze fall and winter color. Bold, creamy white flowers persist for 6 to 8 weeks, a robust clump former with some short runners in spring and fall. Height: 8-12 inches (not in flower); 12-18 (in flower)

Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'

Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry'

Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry'

Foamflower
A vigorous running groundcover with red speckled, deeply dissected heart shaped foliage, Tirella Running Tapestry produces a plethora of white flower spikes in Spring. Discovered by Jim Plyler of Natural Landscapes Nursery, West Grove. PA, the irrepressible grower of native trees and shrubs. A Cornell University All Star Groundcover!
Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry'

Tiarella cordifolia var. collina 'Oakleaf'

Heartleaf foamflower
One of the first and still one of the best of the new generation of foamflowers. A very long blooming, clumping plant with wonderfully shaped leaves, light pink flowers and bronze new spring growth. Brilliant burgundy winter color. A shared introduction from the University of Delaware, the Brandywine Conservancy and Dunvegan Nursery.
Tiarella cordifolia var. collina 'Oakleaf'

Tradescantia 'Concord Grape'

Spiderwort
Triangular violet blue flowers with fuzzy purple stamens tipped with golden yellow pollen. It is a bright addition to the part shade garden for summer and blooms all season long. Arching blue green foliage stays cleaner if soil is not allowed to dry out too much. A late summer cut back will encourage a second round of flowering.
Tradescantia 'Concord Grape'

Tradescantia 'Red Grape'

Spiderwort
Triangular red violet flowers with fuzzy magenta stamens tipped with golden yellow pollen. It is a bright addition to the part shade garden for summer and blooms all season long. Arching blue green foliage stays cleaner if soil is not allowed to dry out too much. A late summer cut back will encourage a second round of flowering.
Tradescantia 'Red Grape'

Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'

Spiderwort
Sweet Kate is an easy-to-grow perennial that produces a profusion of unusual deep-blue flowers from summer to fall. An eye-catching accent for the border, the vibrant golden-yellow foliage is the perfect foil for its bloom and a bright companion for purple-foliaged plants.
Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'

Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort
This Spiderwort of Pennsylvania provenance is a great landscape plant for hot sunny locations, unlike others in the genus. Attractive bluish-grey foliage with flowers in blue, pink or purple from early June to September. Think of a flowering grass-like, drought-loving native perennial.
Tradescantia ohiensis

Tricyrtis 'Sinonome'

Toadlily

Noted as one of the very best of the group for its drought tolerance and deep green shiny foliage that stays clean through Fall. Upright facing white flowers with ruby speckling appear in quantity held above the foliage on tall racemes. A very old cultivar of unknown parentage, grown as a cut flower in Japan since early in this century. Upright vase shape clump, non spreading. Still our favorite!

Tricyrtis 'Sinonome'

Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'

Toadlily
This toad Lily is one of the few varieties of Tricyrtis with varegated leaves that is a good, tough garden plant with clean foliage! Green leaves with creamy, almost gold edges are topped in fall with lily-like flowers of purple with dark purple spotting with yellow throats. Best admired from close by, it is lovely planted near a patio or sitting area mixed with other shade perennials.
Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'

Tripsacum dactyloides

Eastern gamagrass

Distinctive large purple, orange, and yellow fringe-like flower spikes reach up to 8' tall when blooming in mid summer, while the arching, flat, wide (to 1.25") leaf blades reach 4-5' tall.

Tripsacum dactyloides

Verbena 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena

Named by Dr. Alan Armitage, of the University of Georgia. Vigorously spreading, deep purple clusters from June to November. Excellent clean, deep green foliage with a trailing habit. Has been surviving the winter here lately, but it gets a very slow start in the spring. Best treated as an annual zone 6 or less.

Verbena 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain
The tall thin spikes of Blue Vervain grace the wet meadows of the US in July and August. Verbena hastata is a short-lived perennial that readily self sows where happy. A great plant for pond's edge where it seeds in between sedges and rushes and cheerfully holds its own.
Verbena hastata

Vernonia glauca

Upland ironweed
A native Pennsylvania plant that is happy in ordinary to dry spots. A bit shorter than V. noveboracensis, and much more adaptable to average garden conditions. Deep purple loose upright flower clusters in August and September are attractive to people and butterflies. Help us make it less rare!
Vernonia glauca

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Ironweed

This selection of the Arkansas native comes to us from Dr. Allan Armitage's trials at the University of Georgia. It has lovely fine foliage like Amsonia hubrichtii and is a compact, well-branched and vigorous plant. In late summer it is covered with true purple flowers that attract plenty of butterflies. Found in rocky flood plains, Vernonia lettermannii is very tolerant of hot dry locations, yet can withstand brief periods of inundation.

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed
Deep purple haze in damp meadows, roadsides and pastures. A lovely native that adapts well to any moist location.
Vernonia noveboracensis

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'

Veronica spicata 'Glory' Royal Candles

Spiked speedwell

Deep blue-purple spikes are decidedly upright and plentiful. This variety is compact and slowly spreading. Superb!

Veronica spicata 'Glory' Royal Candles

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver's root

Big dramatic spikes of white Veronica-like flowers in July and August. Very tough and long-lasting once established. Found in open woods, moist meadows, and praries east of the Rockies.

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavender Towers'

Culver's root
This Pagels introduction is outstanding! A regal plant that hovers above the border with long spikes of pale purple flowers in mid summer. Whorled foliage provides an interesting foil for early summer bloomers.
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavender Towers'

Viola 'Etain'

Violet
A lovely large-flowered pansy with lemon yellow flowers rimmed in deep lavender. Easy to grow and perennial in many locations. They create a subtly beautiful color impact in the spring garden, especially when combined with peach or white tulips. Though this variety blooms the heaviest from late spring to early summer, it will continue to send up flowers sporadically throughout the summer in cooler zones.
Viola 'Etain'

Viola 'Purple Showers'

marsh blue violet
The "energizer bunny" of Violas. Purple Showers is a clump-forming selection with large, 2 inch long, slightly fragrant flowers that are bright clear purple. They create a dramatic color impact in the spring garden, especially when combined with yellow and red tulips. Though this variety blooms the heaviest from late spring to early summer, it will continue to send up flowers sporadically throughout the summer in cooler zones.
Viola 'Purple Showers'

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'

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

American wisteria

Tamer than most wisterias, 'Amethyst Falls' blooms in late spring along glossy green foliage. Pea-like flowers are an attractive lavender blue. Summer rebloom occurs intermittently. Enjoy not only the flowers but the pollinators they entice.

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'

Kentucky wisteria

Selected for excellent winter hardiness and elegant cascades of sweetly scented 12-inch long, lavender-blue pea-like flowers. Clean, medium green foliage is pinnately leaved. Blooms in succession through summer.  Ornamental seed pods ripen in autumn and persist into winter. Stems twine counter-clockwise and require sturdy support.

Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'

Woodwardia virginica

Virginia chain fern
Virginia Chain Fern is a great native landscaping fern for those tough areas with moist or saturated soils. Spreading quickly, it provides a dense, weed-resistant groundcover in damp sites or sunny pond edges. It also is beautiful, and less assertive, in average garden conditions.
Woodwardia virginica

Zizia aurea

Golden Alexanders

Golden clusters of 3-4" umbels in May and June. Deep green, leathery, handsomely divided basal foliage. Native to wooded bottomlands, stream banks, moist meadows, and floodplains east of the Rockies. Very attractive to butterflies.

Zizia aurea
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