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

Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Hyssop

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

Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'

Big Bluestem

A seedling of Andropogon gerardii 'Red October', this exciting new release from Intrinsic Perennial Gardens has dark green upright foliage that begins to turn red in the cool nights of August and becomes a ravishing nearly black color by September.

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'

Anemone × hybrida Wild Swan™ 'MACANE001'

Anemone

Anemone × hybrida Wild Swan™ 'MACANE001' is a long-blooming, compact, floriferous new anemone with lovely lavender coloration on the reverse side of the petals. Wild Swan begins flowering an average of two months earlier than other varieties and keeps on trucking until the end of the season. Flowers are held high and proud, allowing them to catch gently on the breeze. A graceful beaut to be sure! 

Anemone × hybrida Wild Swan™ 'MACANE001'

Antennaria plantaginifolia

Pussytoes

Looking for a tough groundcover that thrives in full sun, dry, and lean soils? Need it to be low-growing with an attractive but discrete foliage? Then, look no further. Antennaria plantaginifolia fills that niche with style. Native to the eastern United States, this little plant is great in an open woodland edge, rocky slope, rock gardens, or prairie. 

Antennaria plantaginifolia

Athyrium otophorum

limelight lady fern

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

Athyrium otophorum

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. Triangular, light pink flowers and attractive gold stamens rest just above the foliage during its very long bloom period. Flowers are very attractive to pollinating insects. An excellent companion for Carex pensylvanica.

Callisia rosea 'Morning Grace'

Coreopsis 'Gilded Lace'

Tickseed

The entire plant is covered in blooms from end to end during late summer through fall. It has a unique lacey, fern-like foliage. Mildew resistant. Tolerant of a variety of conditions, but prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun.

Coreopsis 'Gilded Lace'

Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine'

Swamp tickseed

Vigorous mounds of foliage reach up to a sturdy 30” tall. Flower display lasts for a full 6 weeks. Bright and sunny for end of summer blooming that holds through the fall. C. palustris is native to the swampy forests of the south and particularly prolific in the Carolinas. It is one of the slower spreading Coreopsis and is a faculative that tolerates wet roots for extended periods. Mt. Cuba Center's 2015 Coreopsis Trial

Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine'

Coreopsis tripteris 'Gold Standard'

Tall Tickseed

This accession of C. tripteris was collected by Mt. Cuba Center in the wild and shows better garden performance than the straight species. This plant is approximately 1’ shorter and blooms for an additional six weeks. The flowers were also born on shorter, secondary growth. This characteristic distributed the floral display throughout the entire plant rather than solely at the top.

The cultivar name of 'Gold Standard' was assigned at the completion of the trial due to this selections superior performance compared to the straight species.  Mt. Cuba Center Coreopsis Trial 2015 

Coreopsis tripteris 'Gold Standard'

Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'

Green Twister coneflower

A new release from Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Echinacea 'Green Twister' is a compact, sturdy plant with horizontal facing petals that change in color from edges of lemon green to a bright carmine red center. Colors vary by flower and give a pleasing range of color pattern. 

Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'

Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'

Shale barrens buckwheat

Never heard of Eriogonum 'Little Rascal'? We're not suprised! This affectionately named perennial is one of the trade's best kept secrets and is an underused gem. Although a rare plant in the wild, this Jelitto Seeds selection of Eriogonum allennii has a wide range of landscape applications. 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 is drought tolerant, durable and long flowering.

Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'

Geranium 'Azure Rush'

Cranesbill

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

Geranium 'Azure Rush'

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'

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Heart'

Smooth Oxeye

A seed selection by Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Heliopsis helianthoides 'Burning Hearts' stands 4' tall with dark red purple foliage and abundant contrasting yellow daisy-like flowers with orange centers. Plant begins blooming in its first year and blooms from June to mid-October. 

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Heart'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Apricot Fortune'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Apricot Fortune is a single flower peach in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Apricot Fortune'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Apricot Juju'

Lenten Rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Apricot Juju is a single flower spotted peach in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Apricot Juju'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Blue Mojo'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Blue Mojo is a double blossom deep purple blue with smokey slate finish  in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Blue Mojo'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Enchanted Yellow'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Enchanted Yellow is a double flower in butter yellow in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Enchanted Yellow'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Green Juju'

Lenten Rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Green Juju is a green bloom with dark red speckling in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Green Juju'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Hocus Pocus'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Hocus Pocus is a double blossom with an aubergine center and white or pink margin in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Hocus Pocus'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Pink Juju'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Pink Juju is a single pink flower in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Pink Juju'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Pink Mojo'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Pink Mojo is a double pink flower in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Pink Mojo'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Red Fortune'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Red Fortune is a single red flower in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Red Fortune'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Voodoo'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Voodoo is a mix of bright yellow flowers with magenta accenting to soft pinks with a blush of yellow in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Voodoo'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'White Alchemy'

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ White Alchemy is a single white flower with a deep magenta center in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'White Alchemy'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Yellow Juju'

Lenten Rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Yellow Juju is a single yellow bloom with delicate center magenta speckling in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ 'Yellow Juju'

Helleborus Winter Magic™ Anemone Mix

Lenten Rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Anemone Mix is an anemone flower-type mix with colors ranging from apricot to deep plum to yellow to pink in the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ Anemone Mix

Helleborus Winter Magic™ Fortune Mix

Lenten rose

Hellebore Winter Magic™ Fortune Mix is a mix of colors and flowers from the Winter Magic™ series coming true to type from seed.

Helleborus Winter Magic™ Fortune Mix

Hydrangea arboescens 'Haas' Halo'

smooth hydrangea

Deep, bluish-green, leathery foliage and 14” pure white wide lace cap blooms make for a stunning combination in any setting. This beautiful native selection stands tall and never flops, even with its massive blooms. It’s an upright, yet bushy plant that will stop anyone walking past with the display of truly incredible blooms and stout and sturdy stature. 

Hydrangea arboescens 'Haas' Halo'

Monarda punctata

Spotted beebalm

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

Monarda punctata

Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED® 'PUND01S'

Ruby muhly

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

Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED® 'PUND01S'

Nepeta × faassenii 'Purrsian Blue'

catmint, catnip

An early season bloomer with light blue flowers and deep purple calyxes, Nepeta × faassenii 'Purrsian Blue' is a wonderful addition to your garden. Stands out from the crowd with its low and tidy appearance, this new arrival from Walters Gardens, Inc. has us really taking notice. 

Nepeta × faassenii 'Purrsian Blue'

Packera obovata

Roundleaf ragwort

A tough groundcover, Packera obovata is similar to its popular cousin, Packera aurea, but with a smaller round leaf and the ability to withstand drier, full-sun conditions without losing its verdant appearance! 

Packera obovata

Panicum 'Cape Breeze'

Switchgrass

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

Panicum 'Cape Breeze'

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Beardtongue

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

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby'

Russian Sage

Need a shorter, manageable Russian Sage that is still vigorous in the landscape and production? Try ‘Blue Jean Baby’! Lavender blue flowers held in smoky purple calyxes bloom for a long period starting in midsummer, with the color from the calyxes extending appeal into fall. This variety is one of the earliest Perovskia to bloom. This bushy selection joins the lineup of Perovskia from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing and, like the others this program has introduced, resists lodging. -Walter's Gardens

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby'

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'

Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'

toad lily

‘Gilt Edge’ is a compact form with variegated foliage that typically grows in a clump to 12-24” tall, but will spread over time to 36” wide. Ovate to lanceolate, stem-clasping leaves (4-6” long) have (as suggested by the cultivar name) irregular creamy white to chartreuse margins. Leaves generally remain attractive throughout the growing season. -Missouri Botanical Garden

Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'

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. Pot in quarts or gallons for early spring sales.

 

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'