Prairie Clover. Missouri native with tiny purple flowers in 2” dense,
cone-like heads on wiry stems. A nitrogen-fixing plant that is helpful in
establishing Midwestern prairie restorations. Grows 1-3’ tall. Sun.
Shade to partial shade.
clusters of lilac rose flowers; a large spreading plant with large rounded
leaves up to 18” across. Flowers before the foliage emerge. A great but
coarse plant for along a streamside or for a boggy area; likes moist,
organically rich soil.
Lace. Sun; native biennial.
carota var. carota.
Lacy leaves and attractive corymbs of 3-4’ white flowers in summer.
Ice Plant. Sun; hardy, low succulent groundcover.
This clumping ice plant produces a dome of bright pink flowers with
eye-catching white centers; the texture of the petals is shimmering, almost
like metal. Starts blooming in June and continues steadily until fall. 4”
tall with a 10” spread. 1998 Plant Select Winner.
'Fire Spinner.' A flower color rarely seen, bright fiery
orange flowers with shimmering lavender centers blooms all summer, low
growing succulent-type foliage, very drought resistant. Designated a Plant
Select for its outstanding qualities. Grows 2-3" tall. Sun.
'Red Mountain.' Tons of orange-red fading to bronze,
daisy-like flowers appear from late spring to fall. A vigorous spreader, it
forms a tight mat of evergreen foliage. In the winter the foliage deepens to
bronze giving the plant winter interest. 2" tall, 20" wide.
Sun to part shade, protect from hot afternoon sun. Blooms May-July. Cut back
and tidy them up after blooming for a second go-around in September.
blue-flowered Delphinium for bright to DEEP shade. Spikes of spurred blue
flowers top 3-6’ stems July to September. Prefers average to rich soils, but
is quite drought tolerant once established. A welcome addition to the
woodland edge or savannas. Native to the woodland glades from Alabama to
grandiflorum 'Dwarf Blue
Butterfly.’ 14"; long blooming sky blue flower; heat tolerant.
g. ‘Summer Blues.’
1 1/2" sky blue flowers cover its lacy leaves. A shorter variety of
delphinium, it is naturally compact with good branching. 'Summer Blues' has
also shown better heat tolerance than other delphiniums and also has an
earlier bloom time. Grows to 10-12”.
g. 'Summer Cloud.' Electric blue blooms with a white bee. This
larkspur can handle the heat! Compact with strong stems and high color
impact. No staking generally needed. Perfect for a smaller setting. 10-12"
g. ‘Summer Nights.’
Satiny midnight blue flowers put on a spectacular show from early summer to
fall. Super compact variety reaching only 10 to 12 inches tall and wide.
Demonstrated better heat tolerance than other cultivars. Grow in full to
part sun in a cooler part of the garden, in rich moist, well drained soil.
Larkspur, Spring Larkspur. An open cluster of blue or violet spurred
flowers is at the top of a simple, fleshy stem which has deeply cleft leaves
near the bottom of the stem. 4-24”; blooms in spring; likes full shade;
3’; dark midnight violet flowers in summer; very floriferous.
24-26”; mixed colors, does not need staking.
DENDRANTHEMA, Hardy Mum.
‘Matchsticks.’ Yellow trumpet petals boast bright red tips.
Begins blooming early to mid fall. Full sun, 18-24” Puts on a fireworks of a
display for the fall garden!
Carnation/Pinks. Sun/partial shade; often fragrant; prefer well drained
soil; remove fading flowers to encourage fresh new growth.
barbatus, Sweet William. This species is a short lived
perennial or biannual. Flowers are cherished for their fragrance and long
bloom periods. Plants may only survive one or two years but do tend to
delightful reseed for years of plants. Deer resistant, fabulous cut flower,
sun lover, wonderful in containers.
Witch.’ Highly praised for its spicy-clove scented flowers which
face upward for tremendous show. Masses of electric magenta pink flowers top
deep blue evergreen foliage. Winner of the prestigious 2006 Perennial Plant
of the Year award, and considered by many to be the finest Dianthus
g. 'Wicked Witch.' Just like its parent 'Fire Witch' but with
brilliant scarlet blossoms. Tight mats of powder blue foliage are topped in
spring with 8" tall spikes of clove-like fragrant flowers that nearly
obscure the foliage. As with the parent, you can expect sporadic rebloom
through summer and into fall. A hummingbird favorite.
g. 'Tiny Rubies,’
Cheddar Pinks. 4" double, rose-pink flower May-June; dense globe-shaped
mound of deep green foliage.
‘Wicked Witch.’ Cherry red
flowers and fine blue-green foliage. Height 8-9”.
Velvety double true red 3” blooms. Blue-grey foliage. Long blooming and
strongly scented. Height 8-10”.
Heart. Shade/part shade; heart shaped blooms. Excellent plants for the
woodland or shade garden; many bloom spring until fall. Ferny leaves
contrast wonderfully with the larger leaves of Hosta and Bergenia.
Breeches. 8”; racemes of nodding, 2-spurred white flowers look like
miniature trousers hung out to dry; easy to grow and will spread; dormant in
White flowers; grayish foliage; very vigorous; excellent new variety
considered the best white.
Fringed Bleeding Heart. 12-15"; cherry red flowers May till
frost; blue-green foliage; tolerates more sun and summer heat than most
f. 'Spring Gold.'
Low mounds of Chartreuse yellow fern-like leaves are toped for months with
clusters of heart-shaped rosy pink flowers. Perfect for containers and
Fashioned Bleeding Heart. 24-36"; arching stems of large pink hearts in
spring; smooth ferny leaves; a real beauty; will go dormant in late summer.
24-36"; similar to above but with white flowers; rare form.
s. ‘Gold Heart.’ A
new twist to an old favorite. Typical Bleeding Heart deep pink flowers atop
lovely gold foliage, 24”. Shade to part shade.
hearts tipped in white dangle off arching dark red stems. Vigorous plants
that quickly form mounds of plum-green foliage. Grows 24.
Red flowers bloom just above beautiful blue green foliage. Flowers appear
from mid spring until frost. Great for shady boarders. Height 10”.
Exceptional hybrid with continuously blooming dark rose flowers over
robust blue-green foliage. 12”.
'Fire Island.' To date the darkest red Fern Leaf Bleeding
Heart. Scarlet blossoms appear over a
compact mound of powdery blue, ferny foliage late spring until late summer.
Best in part to full shade, in moist, well-drained soil. Excellent compact
form and great vigor. A hummingbird favorite. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Exceptional hybrid with continuously blooming white flowers over robust
blue-green foliage. 12”.
‘King of Hearts.’
Very lovely, finely cut soft grayish green foliage and rosy pink
heart-shaped flowers create a soft, delicate display that doesn’t know when
to stop blooming. Flowers throughout the spring and summer. A cross between
D. peregrina from Japan and D. formosa subsp. oregana
and D. eximia. 12-15”.
‘Red Fountain.’ Red flowers with
light pink fringed tips bloom April to September. Green-gray foliage. Height
Sun, fumes from flowers can ignite and some say this may be the ‘Burning
Bush’ of Moses. Once placed, it is best left undisturbed as it does not
Pure white flowers on showy racemes. 32”.
Excellent specimen or background plant in the perennial border. Dark veined,
pink flowers on showy racemes in late spring and early summer; 32”. Elegant,
glossy leaves give of a pleasant lemony scent. In hot weather seed pods emit
a flammable oil which when ignited results in a brief vapor burn harmless to
Sun/part shade; blooms June-July; dignified spikes of tubular flowers. The
biennial varieties self sow in the garden.
ambigua (D. grandiflora).
24"; yellow flowers marked with brown most of the summer. Long lived plants.
Delightful, long blooming and long lived dwarf with pale yellow flowers.
lutea. 2-3’ soft yellow flower
spikes in summer. Perennial.
mertonensis. 3'; a
hardy perennial with a color of crushed strawberries; cut back to encourage
dark pink flowers; native; poisonous; biennial.
p. ‘Pam’s Choice.’
White bells and maroon throats create a dazzling look. Biennial. 36-48”.
p. var. mariana. Spectacular spikes of large speckled,
pink-purple flowers in early summer over mounds of fuzzy, elongated foliage.
Native to Spain, this dry land sub-species is truly perennial. Deer and
Creamy white bells with speckled throat appear in summer. 4’.
Dripping lavender bells with blackberry spots appear on tall 40” spikes.
‘Camelot Rose.’ A
new hybrid with large, deep rose-pink flowers with burgundy spotting inside
which are presented on broad, tall spikes. Secondary flower spikes extend
the bloom time. Seedlings bloom first year. 3-4’.
The first seed foxglove to have upward facing flowers. Rose pink blossoms
with beautifully speckled throats are produced on very strong, strictly
upright stems. Forms large rosettes of downy, green leaves. Reaches 3 – 4 ft
tall. Blooms in early summer. Grow in full sun to part shade. Deer and
rabbit resistant. Attracts hummingbirds.
‘Polkadot Princess.’ Bright pink flowers bloom all season!
Sterile flowers are prevent unwanted plants from popping up. Height 2
‘Snowy Mountain.’ Upward facing white flowers with speckled
burgundy throats. Strong, sturdy stems keep the eye-catching blossoms tall.
An old-time favorite but with a great new twist.
Venus Fly Trap.
Sun. Needs to be in a wet, boggy area. This semi-evergreen carnivorous
perennial makes a nice rosette to 12” wide, great for a bog or very wet site
in full sun. The trigger-happy fly traps form on the end of the leaves
throughout the growing season. Stalks of white flowers are produced in the
summer. Do not artificially feed the traps, as over feeding kills the
plants…feeding them unruly small kids is okay! Note: all plants offered are
grown from tissue culture.
Solomon’s Seal. Shade; rare.
pernyi ‘Bill Baker Form.’
This is the first in a flood of new discoveries emerging from China.
Graceful form and dark evergreen foliage are a super addition to the
woodland garden. Dangling white bells with black stripes in spring are a
special bonus. Perfect Hosta companion. Can take DEEP shade. Be adventurous!
Shade to part shade.
cantoniense. ‘Green Giant.’
Evergreen plant has bamboo-like stems with yellow flowers and decorative
berries in the fall and winter for year-round interest. Height 12-40”. Easy
to grown under trees, where nothing else will grow, thrives in heat and
Cantonese Fairy Bells. Striking, dark purple bamboo-like stems
unfurl to reveal golden-tan papery bracts at each node. White flowers are
followed by masses of shiny black berries. Makes a stunning 4-5’ tall
evergreen clump. Perfect back drop for other shade perennials, or where a
bamboo or ornamental grass look is desired.
woodland perennial from Korea is considered by some as the best of the
genus. This rare gem forms clumps of lance-shaped leaves with yellow pendant
flowers on 20” stems. In fall, black berries top foliage. Excellent plant
for the shade garden.
This wonderful perennial makes a stunning addition to the shaded woodland
garden. White edged ovate leaves reminiscent of small Solomons Seals provide
the perfect background for the white bell-shaped flowers. A nice colonizer
to complement hostas and other shade loving perennials. Very rare and
Star. Shade/part shade; flowers in spring; prefers rich, moist soil;
petals are swept backwards like the flames of a comet. Legend says they
bloom wherever a star has fallen to earth.
umbels of purple-pink, reflex-petaled flowers on stiff, slightly sticky
stems above small, clump-forming rosettes of long oval leaves.
media. 6-12”; color varies
white/pink/purple; long basal leaves disappear in summer.
white flowers rise from flat rosettes of foliage. Flowered and dormant by
May 1st!! Height 10-14”, spread 10-12”.
Giant, robust plants with huge flowers, much larger than the species. 20”.
Bane. Sun to partial shade; blooms in spring.
12-15”; colorful, bright yellow daisy-like flowers beginning in early
spring; long blooming season; good cut flower; may go dormant in mid-summer.
argunense ‘Fuji Blue.’
Spikes of brilliant blue flowers early June into August. Needle-like
leathery green foliage forms compact durable 1’ clumps. Long-lived tough
ruyschiana ‘Blue Dragon’.
The most intense purplish blue flowers you have ever seen. A shrubby mound
of narrow, bright green 18” foliage is covered in summer with spikes of 1”
blue flowers. Thrives in any well-drained sunny or lightly shaded sport and
even tolerates drought.
Hairy Dew Flower. Profuse deep pink flowers bloom continuously all
season over dazzling, shimmering foliage. Leaves and the stems are covered
with tiny bumps that resemble dew drops or glassy beads that glitter in the
sun. Great for rock gardens as a boarder plant. Height 3-6”, spread 6-9”.