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Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Lyre-leaf sage

Grown mainly for the foliage, 'Purple Knockout' has compact basal rosettes of shiny burgundy leaves that turn to deep purple in summer, 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 that often 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.

Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

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 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. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees. Makes an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried, and its leaves are freshly aromatic. An overall low maintenance selection. Combine with brilliant yellows and whites for a bold display in the garden.

Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

Salvia nemorosa 'Snow Hill'

Garden sage

A sport from 'Blue Hill', 'Schneehügel' or 'Snow Hill' is another breakthrough from renowned German plantsman Ernst Pagels. Beautiful spikes of soft white flowers are accented by fragrant, gray-green foliage. Compact habit and problem free.

Salvia nemorosa 'Snow Hill'

Salvia nemorosa Sensation® Medium 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 and bees. It is naturally free with its branching for a sensational show in early summer. A great pot crop topping out at 10-12".

Salvia nemorosa Sensation® Medium Deep Rose

Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Pincushion flower

A profusion of blue-purple pincushion flowers. A fantastic performer and butterfly magnet, flowering 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 metallic-purple 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 '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

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

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-shaped 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 groundcover with needle-like foliage that 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 a full sun garden.

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Sedum sexangulare

Watch chain stonecrop

A quick-spreading groundcover 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 is highly adaptable and thrives in any sunny location. Tough and easy to grow. The species name is derived from its little leaves that appear in six spiral rows.

Sedum sexangulare

Sedum sieboldii

Stonecrop

Scalloped, silver-blue foliage with clusters of star-shaped, bright pink flowers in late September and October. Unique arching habit with the best winter resistance. Great groundcover to accompany daylilies. Also makes a great container plant. The entire plant turns light to deep pink with colder temperatures.

Sedum sieboldii

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 thicker, more rounded flower clusters and more consistent color. Great impulse sales item with really wild color that is 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, former director of the U.S. National Arboretum, discovered this little beauty in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens in 1971. 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, 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, stays red throughout the season and is not prone to reversions. Rosy red flowers appear in summer.

Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

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, 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, semi-evergreen, 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 diminutive 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 trials. Plant en masse for a dramatic effect or incorporate into seasonal arrangements.

Solidago 'Solar Cascade'

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

This clump forming, non-invasive native perennial boldly displays arching wands of golden clusters in September, contrasted by blue-green stems. Adds life to a dry shady spot. Great with Aster cordifolius and Chasmanthium. 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

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

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 fantastic Mt. Cuba introduction. A stunning show of 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 our 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 shaded border.

Spigelia marilandica

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

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'

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 '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
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