Archangel. shade; vigorous ground cover.
galeobdolan ‘Herman's Pride.’ 8"; dark green
leaves flecked with silver; yellow flowers.
LAMIUM, Spotted Dead Nettle. shade/part shade,
blooms summer, good ground cover.
maculatum ‘Anne Greenaway.’ This delightful new
groundcover has exquisite foliage that is a blend of dark and pale green,
chartreuse and silver. Loose clusters of mauve flowers appear in late
spring to early summer. It spreads to about 18” by underground stolons
rooting where stem nodes touch the ground. Discovered by English plantsman,
Bob Brown of Cotswold Gardens. 6-8”. Shade to part shade.
m. ‘Beacon Silver.’ 6"; foliage heavily dusted
with silver; pink flowers; requires full shade.
m. ‘Cosmopolitan’. Mini sport of ’Shell Pink’. A
petite, compact groundcover only 3 to 6 inches tall with very small, nearly
all-silver leaves and light pink flowers in spring. Reblooms in fall. Good
in containers. Grow in part to full shade in moist to well drained soil.
m. ‘Golden Anniversary.’ Broad gold margin and
narrow silver stripe distinguishes these leaves. Mauve pink flowers in late
spring on 10” plants. Spreads to 40”. Wonderful in containers.
m. ‘Ghost.’ This very large variety dwarfs other
Lamiums by comparison! Standing about a foot tall, the all-silver leaves
create a billowy cloud of silver in the garden. The leaves measure a full
1.5 inches long compared to 1/2 to 3/4 inches long on other varieties.
Clusters of large, bright orchid purple flowers top the clump of silver
foliage in mid to late spring.
m. ‘Orchid Frost.’ Trailing stems bearing
shimmering silvery centers and scalloped blue green margins. Showy and
heavy blooming with orchid-pink flowers.
m. ‘Pink Pewter.’ creamy variegation, white on
green leaves, and soft pink flowers.
m. ‘Purple Dragon.’ This exceptional new Lamium
produces the largest deep purple snapdragon like flowers of any Lamium.
Arranged in larger denser terminal spikes, the flowers jump right out of
their bright silvery foliage.
m. ‘Red Nancy.’
flowers of rosy-pink over silver leaves and green
m. ‘White Nancy.’ 6"; white flowering form of
Sweet Pea. Sun to part shade.
latifolius ‘Pink Pearl.’ Showy sprays of light
pink flowers bloom from June to September. A vigorous grower, can reach
4-8’ in height. Full sun to partial shade.
12”; sturdy long lived clumping sweet pea with
graceful foliage; carmine red to violet pea flowers; in spring; recommended.
Sun; blooms June-August; fragrant silver foliage;
blooms used for lavender sachet bags when dried. Useful as low hedge
plants, for dry banks or in rock gardens. Prefers good drainage.
for variety listing.
LEUCANTHEMUM (formerly Chrysanthemum),
Shasta Daisy. Sun; excellent cut flower.
vulgare, Ox-Eye Daisy. 2’; white blooms in early
summer; vigorous; reseeds; wildflower introduced from Europe.
yellow to butter yellow flowers bloom prolifically all summer long. Disease
resistant. Height 15-18”.
36-42”; at last, a long lived daisy that holds up
well in heat and humidity; single white flowers above shiny green foliage.
Plant of the Year 2003.
‘Crazy Daisy.’ No
two blooms are alike on this frilled, quilled, twisted and just-for-fun
shasta daisy. 2 1/2" fully double solid white petals around a small,
buttery center. Flowers in great abundance all summer. 24-28".
of breeding have paid off with a hardy perennial Daisy that
blooms like an annual, but returns year after year.
Everblooming blossoms begin in spring and continue well into fall.
Highly floriferous, incredibly compact and superior
performance makes it an absolute must for gardens and
containers. Grows 12-24". Proven Winner, multiple
unique white, fine petalled double flowers are layered with a center of
golden petals. Profuse blooming, compact plants only grow to 14”.
'Old Court.' Very unique frilly, twisted flower heads add a
carefree appearance to the garden. Wonderful as cut flowers, with a long
vase life. Blooms in summer, 36", sun to part shade perennial.
'Snow Cap.’ 10-12"; dwarf habit; long lasting pure
white flowers; an outstanding cultivar.
'White Breeze.' Bright snowy-white blooms
appear early, in abundance, and continue all summer long. Only grows 10-12".
Excellent in the garden and as a cut flower as stems are thick and strong.
Sun to part shade.
Star/Gayfeather. Sun/part shade; blooms
July-September; excellent cut flower; tolerant of drought.
Blazing Star. Missouri native that grows 2-3’
tall with fluffy, deep rosy lilac flowers in late summer and fall.
Wonderful cut flower.
ligulistylis. Meadow Gayfeather
is adored for its fluffy, deep rose flower puffs that appear on strong,
upright stems. From late summer into fall butterflies and floral arrangers
consider it a top choice. Prefers full sun, tolerant of dry, hot spots.
punctata. Numerous pink flower spikes bloom mid
to late summer. Does very well in dry soils. Native to western Missouri
prairies. Height 12-36”, spread 18”.
pycnostachya. 3'; mauve flower spikes; drought tolerant; native
scariosa, Eastern Blazing Star. Purple red thistle-like
flowers top 2-4' stems. Missouri native.
spicata, Blazing Star. Missouri native with deep purple flower
spicata ‘Floristan White.’ 36-48"; creamy white
spicata ‘Kobold.’ 18-24"; rosy violet-purple
flower spikes; long blooming.
Blazing Star/Colicroot/Scaly Blazing Star.
Unique, bright lilac button flowers appear in late
summer over outrageous foliage. Deep green, shiny, leathery foliage has
unique and unusual texture! 24-30”. Sun to part shade. Native.
Ragwort/Golden Ray. Shade/part shade, blooms in
summer; prefer moist humus enriched soil; plants valued for their large,
showy foliage; excellent accent plants for shade.
dentata ‘Britt Marie Crawford’: deep dark glossy
black chocolate-maroon leaf tops with dark purple on the undersides. Deep
orange yellow flowers in late summer make a captivating composition.
dentata ‘Desdemona.’ 36-48"; bronzy-green leaves
on upper side and purple underneath; orange daisy-like flowers.
dentate ‘Othello.’ 4’; large purplish leaves with
large daisy-like flowers.
hessi ‘Laternchen,’ ‘Little Lantern.’ A
container-friendly dwarf cultivar, with large, conical heads of
bright-yellow flowers which shine brightly above the clumps of long-stemmed,
heart-shaped leaves. 20”.
japonica. Dramatic plant contributes an
architectural feeling and structure to the back of the border. Huge dark
green leaves are finely dissected and comprise a mound of foliage 4’x 4’.
Loose clusters of yellow-orange daisy like flowers top the clump on 6’
stems. Prefers moist soil in shade.
60”; large, deeply-cut dark green leaves with tall
clusters of orange-yellow daisies; very rare; striking specimen.
przewalskii. Yellow spikes of flowers bloom over
deeply cut foliage. Height 4’, spread 3’.
stenocephala ‘Little Rocket.’ A shady garden,
dwarf version of the beloved ‘The Rocket’. Large, spikes of bright-yellow
flowers float over large leaves. For the bog garden or shady moist borders.
This dwarf variety is also ideal for containers. Very effective alongside
s. 'Bottle Rocket.'
A perfectly proportioned plant with mustard
yellow flowers held on chocolate stems just at the top of the dense clump of
foliage so no naked stems are showing. The flowers are held like a bouquet
in the center of the clump, and there are more flowering stems per plant
than older varieties. Comparing mature specimens, ‘Bottle Rocket’ is also a
more robust plant with thicker, very large, serrated leaves and a denser
habit. In trials, when others tended to open up and wilt in the heat,
‘Bottle Rocket’ remained perfectly upright. Overall a notable improvement!
28" tall in flower,spreads 28" wide.
s. ‘The Rocket.’ 5' plant with large, showy heart
shaped leaves with toothed margins. Large spikes of yellow flowers
electrify the garden.
‘Granito’ Dark-green variegated leaves have
serrated edges with curl over. Deep purple-red stems rise in late summer
holding clusters of golden-yellow flowers. Height 24”.
'Midnight Lady.' Sometimes called Elephant Ears, this is a
bold specimen perennial that needs a moist location. It forms a mound of
large, rounded dark, shiny purple-black leaves. Taller stems appear in
midsummer, bearing clusters of bright golden-orange daisy flowers. 40" tall,
‘Osiris Café Noir.’ Deeply toothed, arrow-shaped
leaves. Foliage emerges dark, lightens to green with red veins in the
summer and them becomes darker bronze-green in the fall. Height 20”.
‘Osiris Fantaisie.’ Heart-shaped green leaves of
a thick, rubbery texture. Glossy burgundy undersides on the leaves and deep
reddish-purple stems. Golden yellow, daisy-like flowers appear on purple
stems appear just above the foliage. Reaches 2 feet tall and wide. Grow
with ample moisture and afternoon shade in rich soil.
‘Zepter’ Spikes of deep orange-yellow flowers are
produced on sturdy black stems. Does well in moist areas with morning sun.
Height can reach up to 6’. Rare variety!
Lily. Sun/part shade; blooms summer; excellent
cut flower; flourish in full sun to light shade in well drained soil. Many
varieties are intensely fragrant.
Numerous downward facing blood red flowers make
this lily stand out in any garden. Very fragrant and long lasting. Height
Oriental Lily. 48”; spectacular 10” diameter
clear white blooms; up to eight per stem in late summer; very fragrant and
long-lasting; the best white Oriental.
‘Double Magic Star’
Double Oriental Lily. Huge double lavender red
flowers with white edges. Intensely fragrant. Flowers June and July.
Lily. 28-36”; large magenta-red flowers with
crisp white edges along the petals; distinct upward facing flowers; blooms
late summer; one of the most popular lilies in the world.
Lily. Reddish orange flowers top tall stems.
Grows 3-5’ and prefers light shade.
'White Crane' Trumpet Lily. Truly impressive, long
striped buds open to reveal huge fragrant trumpet shaped blooms up to 8", on
very, very short and compact 8-10" plants. Sun to part shade. Fragrant.
German Statice. Sun; excellent cut and dried
Silvery white sprays to 20” in summer.
Sun/partial shade; blooms in summer; feathery green foliage; needs good
perenne ‘Lewisii.’ 24”; blue flowers in summer.
p. ‘Nanum Sapphire.’ Brilliant blue flowers on
well-branched stems in late spring and summer. 10” tall and wide.
Showy, slender spikes of small pink or purple snapdragon-like flowers over a long period.
Attractive, gray-green narrow foliage to 3’.
Grass/Lilyturf. Sun/part shade/full shade;
flowers late summer into fall; excellent groundcover; mow in spring to
encourage new growth.
muscari ‘Big Blue.’ 18”; tufted narrow evergreen
foliage; deep violet flowers.
m. ‘Variegata.’ 12"; lavender flowers; green
leaves with white variegation.
m. ‘Monroe White.’ 12"; white flowers; prefers
m. ‘Okina.’ A super find from the Kowaguchi area
in Japan. Very unusual paper white leaf blades that develop green tips.
Beautiful lilac-purple flower spikes.
m. ‘Majestic.’ 18”, strong grower.
tufted evergreen foliage; fast spreading; 12”.
Flower. Sun/partial shade; blooms July-Oct. An
excellent border plat for moist locations. Dense flower spikes. A real
hummingbird magnet. Can grow in moist soil or water up to 5” deep.
cardinalis. 48”; many brilliant cardinal red
small star-shaped flowers in late summer into fall; attractive dark green
c. ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’
Brilliant red blooming stems
appear in late June. Foliage olive-green and maroon. Very vigorous growth.
Height 30-36”. Spread 24-30”.
c. 'Queen Victoria.’ 2-3'; bright red flowers;
best in moist areas. Distinctive from the species in its vigor and flower
output. Mahogany-red stems and foliage
gerardii ‘Vedrariensis.’ Spikes of clear,
brilliant purple flowers; flowering offshoots provide a long blooming
period; excellent cut flowers - sometimes lasting 10 days; likes average to
damp soil; blooms July-Sept.
Blue Cardinal Flower. 3’; dark blue spikes;
stiffly erect plants.
‘Compliment Deep Red.’ Red butterfly-like flowers
on bushy, compact plants that reach 18 to 24 inches.
‘Fan Deep Blue, Burgundy, Rose, Salmon or Scarlet.’
Sturdy upright stems of elegant, skirted flowers REBLOOM
if deadheaded. Luminous jeweled-colored flowers attract hummingbirds in
summer and fall. Blooms early than the species.
‘Golden Torch.’ From July to Sept., brilliant
scarlet flower top spectacular golden yellow foliage. Grows 24”.
‘Grape Knee .’ This
Lobelia is a dwarf with deep, true-purple flowers and a prolonged bloom.
‘Monet Moment.’ Deep, dark pink flower spikes top
luscious foliage in summer and fall.
Money Plant, Silver Dollar. Large, purple showy
flowers. Seed pods resembling silver dollar are excellent dried. Biennial
that reseeds well for years of plants. 3”. Does well in sun and shade.
Great for a woodland area where it will naturalize.
Rose Campion, Maltese Cross. Sun; blooms summer.
Performs well in a rich, moist soil with good drainage.
chalcedonica. Dense heads of bright scarlet
flowers on 2’ stems.
coronaria. 2-3’; white felted foliage sets off
deep magenta flowers borne in absolute profusion in June and July; short
lived but self-sowing.
coronaria ‘Gardener’s World.’ A vast improvement
over the species with clusters of deep, rich red double flowers like small
carnations. The flower is larger, more refined in color, and sterile, hence
not invasive. Appreciates light shade in summer. 24-26”.
c. ‘Angel Blush.’ same as above only soft white
with soft pink eye.
Robin. Clusters of bright pink flowers appear in
late spring into summer. Each petal is deeply cut into 4 segments,
resembling a ragged robin. Grow in moist soil. 1’.
‘Blood Red.’ Deep red flowers bloom all spring.
Great for a boarder, rock garden or for cutting. Height 3’, spread 2’.
Loosestrife. Sun/part shade; bloom times vary.
Gooseneck. 24-36"; spikes of white flowers
July-August. A fast spreading perennial that does well in tough
conditions. Tolerant of dry shade. Can be invasive.
japonica ‘Minutissima.’ Super tight, evergreen
foliage. Yellow flower is triple the size of leaf. 1”. Excellent
groundcover that can tolerate foot traffic. Sun or shade.
nummularia ‘Aureus.’ Golden yellow leaves;
creeper that is a good groundcover. Grows anywhere in sun, shade, hot, dry
or wet. Can grow in most soil or water up to 2” deep.
Variegated Yellow Loosestrife: 16"; spikes of
bright yellow flowers over broad cream edged foliage. New growth is
suffused pink in spring and towers of flowers reward the owner in fall. Can
take partial shade. Unusual and rare plant from the United Kingdom.
LYSIONOTUS, ‘Lady Lavender.’ Abundant clusters of
white, slipper-shaped flowers with prominent lilac veins in the throat.
Easy and compact. Height 12”.
Purple Loosestrife. Sun/partial shade; blooms in
summer; showy flowers on spike-like panicles; drought tolerant.
salicaria ‘Morden's Gleam.’ 3'; deep rose pink
virgatum ‘Purple Dwarf.’ Loads of purple flower
spikes on compact plants. 24”.