BAPTISIA. Sun to part shade; blooms
mid-spring; black seed pods used in dried arrangements.
alba. Erect 12” racemes of white, pea-like
flowers top 3-4’ stalks. Native of dry woods. Shear after
australis, Wild or Blue Indigo. 4-5.' Showy
racemes of pea shaped indigo-blue flowers; blue-green
foliage, Missouri native. 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year.
leucantha (lactea) , Prairie Baptisia.
Stately 3-4’ tall native with white flowers in June. black
pods for good for arrangements.
minor (australis var. minor). Indigo blue
flowers on mini plants. 15-24.”
sphaerocarpa 'Screaming Yellow,’ Yellow Wild
Indigo. Brilliant spires of golden yellow create a
spectacular display in spring. Profuse bloomer. Deep green
interesting foliage creates a compact rounded plant. 2-3’
tall, 2’ wide.
Developed by crossing many native Baptisia species
collected across southwestern U.S., resulting in shorter,
more compact and well-branched habit, more vibrant and
unusual colors. Grow 2 1/2-3.' Proven Winner.
Deep indigo blue flowers, vigorous grower.
Unusual deep maroon buds open to bicolor maroon and yellow
flowers. Secondary branching makes it especially
Rich velvety chocolate purple flowers. Foliage covers
the base of the plant better than most Baptisias.
Extremely vigorous! Long, charcoal stems carry the
charcoal buds and brightly contrasting lemon yellow flowers.
‘Solar Flare.’ Tall spikes of brilliant lemon
yellow spiked flowers fade to deep orange as they age,. The
deep orange petals beautifully set off the bright yellow
providing a striking effect. Sun to part shade. Height
‘Twilight Prairie Blues.’ Occasionally
crossbreeding of genetically different plants results in a
creation that exhibits ‘hybrid vigor’. The plant will be
extremely vigorous or have other superior qualities. You
might have heard of corn stalks that grows 20 feet. Now we
have ‘Twilight Prairie Blues, a spectacular beauty with
multitudes of huge flowers. At maturity, almost 100, 32”
long flower spikes are covered with unique deep
violet-purple blossoms highlighted by lemon-yellow. Grows
BEGONIA, Hardy Begonia. Blooms summer. Shade
to part shade. Reproduces from auxiliary bulbils. Very easy
to grow. Does best with consistent moisture. Late to emerge
clusters of deep pink flowers
grace plants all summer. Interesting winged shaped leaves
with pinkish-red undersides create a striking display. Grows
15". Shade to part shade. Reproduces from auxiliary bulbils.
Very easy to grow. Does best with consistent moisture. Late
to emerge in spring.
g. ‘Heron’s Pirouette.’ Unusually large
clusters of deep pink flowers, larger than the species,
grace plants all summer. Grows 15."
chinensis, Blackberry Lily. Clusters of blooms that are yellow with
orange-red spots, fantastic sword-shaped leaves, shiny black round
seeds emerge from pods and persist in clusters, great in
dried flower arrangements, seeds look like blackberries. Sun/partial
shade; blooms July-August. ’ 2-3.'
c. 'Freckle Face.’ Multitudes of yellow
blossoms speckled with orange highlights
appear in the summer on 18-24 inch plants. Numerous black seeds that resemble blackberries
all fall and winter. Spreads 12."
BERGENIA, Pig Squeak. Shade/partial shade.
Evergreen clump forming plants with thick leathery rounded
leaves that turns burgundy in fall. Clusters of tiny cup
shaped flowers appear in spring. Flowers and leaves are
lovely in arrangements. Evergreen. Likes a rich, moist soil, and water
during drought and heat.
red-flushed winter foliage, massive heads of lovely cherubic
pale sugar-pink flowers mature white, red calyces (which
start white) develops into distinctive statice-like heads.
Thrives in the heat. 16."
‘Lunar Glow.’ New leaves unfurl a creamy
yellow in the spring and hold the light yellow look
throughout the summer. 'Lunar Glow' has the traditional
bold, evergreen leaves of the Bergenia in addition to lovely
dark pink flowers in the spring and burgundy red winter
Fantastic evergreen, purple tinted cabbage-like leaves turn
purple-bronze in fall and winter. Bright pink flower clusters
appear in spring. Durable groundcover. 16."
BLETILLA, Hardy Orchid. Shade/partial shade;
blooms spring to early summer; a beautiful orchid that is
hardy and reasonably easy to grow given rich soil and
adequate moisture; excellent in a woodland setting; bulbs
will multiply over the years, making lovely colonies.
striata. Exquisite pink flowers; 9-15.”
Flowers near white with lavender blush on the tips. Gros
yokohama ‘Kate.’ Clusters of light pink
flowers with yellow margins on the lower lip. Makes an
excellent cut flower with clusters of the corsage-type
flowers on each stem. Height 10-16.”
BOLTONIA, Boltons Aster. sun; blooms late
summer; native to Missouri. Excellent cut flower.
asteroides 'Jim Crocket.' Hoards of lavender
blooms with yellow centers cover foliage in late summer
through autumn. Native, grows 18-24" prefers sun. Dark green
foliage forms a compact mound.
a. 'Snowbank.’ 5'; masses of small white
flowers in fall on tall upright plant. Selected as a ‘Plant
of Merit’ by the Missouri Botanical Gardens for its
BRUNNERA, Siberian Bugloss. Shade to part
shade/ blooms May-June; prefers moist soil but tolerant of
many conditions. Delightful, tiny clusters of small blue
flowers resembling forget-me-nots. Ideal for a woodland
setting or the shady border. Designated a Missouri Botanical
Garden’s ‘Plant of Merit’ for it’s outstanding qualities.
macrophylla. Azure blue flowers in spring. Prefers shade to part shade,
m. ‘Emerald Mist.’ A beautiful green is
encircled by a collar of silver on the foliage. Flowers are
a small forget-me-not type of baby blue. Known for their
shade tolerance and lovely blooms, this Brunnera is no
exception. Height 12-15,” spread 12-15.”
m. ‘Hadspen Cream.’ Creamy-white margins make this variegated Brunnera a winner! Height 12.”
m. ‘Jack Frost.’ The plant displays a frosty
silver overlay with light green veinations. Leaves resemble
crackled porcelain and shimmer in the garden creating a
shining contrast against companion plants and its blue
spring flowers. Named 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year
for its utstanding qualities.
m. ‘King’s Randsom.’ Leaves display a wide,
creamy yellow margin and light cream frosting over the
remainder of the silver leaves. After the dainty blue
forget-me-not type flowers are produced in spring, the
margins lighten to creamy white.
m. 'Looking Glass.’ Shimmering sterling
silver leaves reflect all rays of light. An impressive 12-15
inches tall, the leaves sometimes will curl under adding a
softness to its mounded form. Clusters of tiny Wedgewood
blue, forget-me-not type flowers float above the foliage in
m. ‘Mr. Morse.’ Similar to Jack Frost, this
selection produces tiny, white, forget-me-not type flowers
in mid to late spring. The heart-shaped leaves have a silver
overlay and prominent green veining. Grows 12 - 15 inches
tall and wide. Grow in full to part shade with adequate
moisture. Deer resistant.
m. 'Sea Heart.'
Large, heart shaped leaves with pronounced variegation.
Considered to be ‘Jack Frost’ but on steroids. Has great
m. 'Silver Heart.' Leaves are completely
covered with silver. Thick foliage stands up to heat and
humidity well. Deep blue flowers bloom early spring. 6-12.”
m. 'Silver Wings.'
This decorative foliage plant is formed from large
heart-shaped leaves patterned with silver overlays. Pretty
sprays of tiny blue flowers appear in spring. Vigorous
grower. Grows 12" tall, 24" wide.
m. ‘Variegata.’ 15” light blue flowers;
leaves variegated with clear white edges; burns in direct
Charming small blue flowers appear in spring. Vigorous
variety that stands up to tough conditions. Being
semi-rhizomatous it makes a good groundcover. 12."