PACHYSANDRA. Shade/partial shade;
procumbens. Slowly colonizes to
fill areas beneath woodland trees and shrubs.
Coarsely-toothed leaves radiate from stems and create a
dense, lush green carpet. Reaches 8 to 12 inches tall and
wide. Easy to grow in moist, deep to light shade.
terminalis. Lustrous rich green
foliage; white flowers in May; one of the best
terminalis ‘Green Sheen.’ Highly
glossy foliage all year; white flowers in spring;
‘Silver Edge’. Bright green
leaves are bordered in white.
Peony. Long lived, luscious
blossoms that are superior in the garden and the vase, plus
easy to grow, Peonies belong in every garden. Cultivate
ground deeply and add plenty of organic matter, plant with eyes
1-2" below soil level. Deer
Single flowers that surround large centers of stamens on
strong stems distinguish the Japanese, or Imperial flower
‘Bowl of Beauty.’ Soft pink petals.
Fragrant. Height 24”.
'Coral Fay.' Semi-double blossoms of
spectacular coral pink appear earlier than other selections.
'Charles Burgess.' A Japanese with a
spectacular color combination of fire engine red
flowers that surround a large center of dazzling golden tipped stamens,
‘Do Tell.’ A massive Japanese
Peony with 7-9" blooms! Huge flowers of the softest shell
pink with smooth guard petals that compliment the frilly
mass of ballerina pink mini-petals. An outstanding garden
selection and a consistent performer. 36".
The most fragrant Peony in the world!
Layers and layers of soft pink petals
create exquisite blossoms with a spicy Damask rose scent.
Cherished for its intense fragrance and large 7" flowers
that are superior cut.
‘Festiva Maxima.’ Very large
white double flowers with crimson flakes dappling central
petals, blooms early, fragrant, with strong stems and dark
‘Goldmine.’ Rare and unusual
because of its color, the elusive yellow peony is now yours
if you want it! Grows 30 to 36 inches tall and wide, full
double yellow blooms are borne in spring. These long lived
plants are carefree, appreciating a feeding of bone meal in
fall. Grow in full sun. Deer resistant.
‘Honey Gold.’ Fragrant flowers
with broad white petals with narrow pink edged cream petals
poking through. Many flowers over a long blooming season.
‘Karen Gray.’ A beautiful small
Peony with large blossoms with fuchsia petals that surround
a large creamy yellow center. Only grows 24” tall. Makes
an excellent small shrub.
‘Karl Rosenfield.’ 36"; brilliant
bright crimson blooms; flowers are very large, semi-rose
type;good cut flower; a striking variety.
‘Krinkled White’ Large white
wavy textured petals. White-topped, green pistils show
through the yellow center. Good cut flower. Height 24”.
‘Little Medicine Man’ Very
floriferous variety with mid-pink flowers. Shorter plants
with a vigorous spreading habit. Height 20”.
‘Pink Hawaiian Coral.’ Large
headed double flowers in salmon to a coral-pink shade.
Early blooming. Grows 30 to 36 inches tall. Easy to grow
in full sun. Long lived.
'Prairie Moon.' Exceptionally beautiful
blossoms are made up of pale yellow petals and deep yellow
stamens. Deliciously scented. Grows 34".
‘Primevere’ Large flowers with
cream outer petals and a large yellow center. Fragrant.
Bernhardt.’ A long time favorite
cherished for its very large, rose
pink blooms edged a little lighter. Rich, sweet fragrance.
‘Scarlet O'Hara.’ 36"; beautiful
crimson red single blooms; vigorous; a most outstanding
‘Top Brass.’ Flat, ivory petals
surround a ruffled center of light-pink and canary-yellow.
Blooms have a delicate fragrance. Height 24-36”.
PAEONIA Itoh, Intersectional Hybrid Peonies.
Crosses between garden and tree peonies resulting in plants
exhibiting the best qualities of both. Plants are long
blooming, flowering on both old and new wood. Large
flowered and vigorous, Itohs flower best in full sun,
but flowers last longer with more shade. Do not cut plants
all the way back in the fall since the lower part of the
stem often carries next year's buds. Buds will also come
from underground. Plant crowns 1 1/2-2" below soil level.
'Canary Brilliants.' Blossoms emerge taupe
then transform to intense canary yellow blooms with rose
centers. Fragrant. Grows 32".
'Cora Louise.' Massive 8-10" semi-double blossoms,
white with striking dark lavender central flares and
prominent tuft of yellow stamens. Lush
toothed foliage, vigorous plant with a pleasant fragrance,
requires no staking. Mature plants will produce 50 flowers.
Tree Peony. Large showy
flowers on slow growing shrubs. Partial shade.
Huge, silky, semi-double lavender-pink flowers with ruffled
petals and contrasting yellow center. 37".
'Hanadaijin.' Large vivid red purple flowers,
grows to 37".
'High Noon.' Huge ruffled, satin-like flowers
are made up of layers of clear yellow petals with red
blotches at their base. Its fresh lemon fragrance adds to
its immense appeal. Grows 35".
Large double wisteria blue flowers with lighter
edges. Fragrant. Deer resistant. 4'.
Fully double orange fragrant flowers. 4-5'. Deer
resistant. Sun to part shade.
'Yachiyotsubake.' Fluorescent silky pink
flowers. Grows 54".
‘Yagumo.’ Large purplish-red
tenuifolia ‘Rubra Flora Plena,’
Double Fern Leaf Peony. Double rich
deep red flowers, very narrow, airy leaves. For best
results plant in partial shade and fertilize with bonemeal.
Oriental Poppy. Sun; blooms late
spring to early summer. Plants go dormant after flowering
and reappear in fall. Russian Sage, Boltonia or Baby’s
Breath are good companion plants as their foliage and
flowers fill in the void.
scarlet-red with distinctive black
o. ‘King Kong.’ Dramatic, large
deep red velvety flowers. Sun. Height 40”.
o.‘Miss Piggy’. Huge light pink
flowers with dark spots bloom in spring. Flowers are fully
double and heavily fringed. Full sun. Height 30”.
o. ‘Orange Scarlet.’ Bright
orange scarlet flowers with black eye. Grows to 30 to
36 inches tall and 20 inches wide.
o. Patty’s Plum.’ Very dark
reddish-purple flowers. 23 inches tall and 20 inches wide.
o. 'Princess Victoria Louise.’
24-36"; pale salmon pink.
o. ‘Scalet O’Hare.’ Luscious deep
scarlet flowers top 16” plants in summer.
o. ‘Turkenlouis’ Ruffled, fiery
red flowers with fringed edges. Height 30”'
o. ‘Watermelon.’ Bright pink
flowers. One of the most floriferous poppies available!
Height 27” .
Summer Breeze Poppies. These
delightful poppies have a significantly longer bloom period,
continuing to bloom on and on when other poppies have long
finished their displays. They bloom like crazy in summer,
spending all of their energy producing new flowers rather
setting seed. Since they are sterile, their bloom time is
much longer than the average poppies. The English Royal
Horticulture Society honored these plants with their
prestigious Award of Garden Merit for their exceptional
characteristics. Comes in brilliant orange and radiant
yellow, grows 12” tall, perfect for the front of the border.
‘Sangria.’ Huge 3” plum purple
orchid-like flowers with alternating petals brushed with
gold unfurl from fascinating spiral shaped buds. Blue-green
sword like foliage. Shiny black seed heads in fall. Grows
Sun/part shade; blooms in summer;
good for hot dry spot. Flowers that are excellent cut.
PENSTEMON, Beard Tongue.
Sun/partial shade; blooms in summer; 2" tubular flowers on
thin spikes. For their outstanding qualities, all members
of the Penstemon Genus have been designated
2001 Perennials of the Year for Great Plants
by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.
barbatus ‘Piñacolada Blue.’ Free
flowering plant, with a well branched compact, uniform habit,
reaching only 8 to 12 inches tall. Intense blue
flowers bloom early to mid summer.
b. ‘Prairie Dusk.’
24”; rose purple flowers; needs
b. 'Rondo.’ 18"; bright colors;
blossoms around the stem.
cardinalis. Unusually deep rich
red flowers hang gracefully of tall spikes. Native to
southern New Mexico and west Texas that is attractive to
hummingbirds and resists rabbits. Grows 36”.
cobea, Dew Flower. Beautiful Missouri native
with pinkish-white bells. Grows 12-24".
digitalis. Delightful white bells on tall
36-60" stems. Missouri native.
digitalis 'Husker's Red.’ 30-34";
white flowers with a tint of pink atop red foliage; striking
plant; 1996 Perennial Plant of the Year.
d. ‘Dark Towers.’ Glossy
bronze-red foliage is topped with masses of pink flowers in
July and August. Tolerates high heat and humidity. Nice
masses of large pink flowers emerge from July through August
in open clusters. Reaches 36 inches tall and 30 inches
wide. Native cultivar.
mexicale 'Miniature Bells Mix.'
Stunning, miniature bell shaped flowers in pink, purple and
rose shades in May and June, complemented by dwarf
attractive blue-green foliage. 12".
mexicale ‘Red Rocks.’ Outstanding
new perennial with bright rose flowers all summer. Thrives
in a wide range of sites and soils. Grows to 15”. Chosen as
‘Sunburst Ruby.’ Masses
of tubular, vibrant fuchsia pink flowers with a white throat
were produced from early summer into fall. A great plant for
containers. Height 18-24”.
pinifolius ‘Magdalena Sunshine.’
Large yellow flower bells top 10" plants in summer.
Light green foliage has petite needle-like leaves. Drought
tolerant. 15" wide.
Bridge Penstemon. Hummingbirds
love the small red tubular flowers that have a long bloom
time in summer. Long-lived 2’ tall plant with small narrow
leaves. Plant in well-drained soil.
‘Beautiful Blue.’ Wonderful
azure-blue flared trumpets adorn this perfect border
perennial that blooms from June through September. 24”.
'Red Riding Hood.' Want hummingbirds? Plant
this Penstemon. Abundant tall 18-24" spires are covered with
huge watermelon red bells from late spring through summer.
Russian Sage. Sun. This 3-5’
plant has ornamental silvery foliage that provides a
stunning backdrop in the garden. Unbeatable for mass
display, as a specimen and for cutting. Easy to grow in
full sun. Drought tolerant.
atriplicifolia. 2-4'; blue
flowers spikes; gray-green fragrant foliage; drought
tolerant. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year for
1995. Designated a Missouri Botanical Garden
‘Plant of Merit’ for it’s
‘Filigran.’ 2-4’; finely textured
foliage; blue flower spikes.
'Lacy Blue.' A profuse bloomer with the
largest flower of any Perovskia. Compact foliage only 18-20"
are topped with masses of blue-purple flowers from
mid-summer into fall.
‘Little Spire.’ This is a
wonderful new dwarf. Lavender-blue flowers. Very similar
to the species, but is much shorter. Only 25”.
‘Longin.’ same as above only more
PERSICARIA: sun or shade.
filiformis ‘Painter’s Palette.’
Oval-shaped leaves are creamy, marbled with reddish brown
blotches. Pure red flowers bloom in spikes. Height 28”.
Spring foliage is a deep burgundy
color with a plum or mint colored chevron. Color can vary
with temperatures and can be in shades of red, mint, silver
and burgundy. Foliage is set off very attractively with its
red stems. The foliage can become more green toward
summer. Clump forming. Adaptable to a side range of
soils. Small white flower clusters in late summer and
fall. 24”. Sun or shade.
Butterbur. Sun to shade; does
well in poor soil. Often used for naturalizing large areas
under trees, along moist stream banks or permanently moist
sites such as bogs or swamps. This plant spreads rapidly
and can be controlled by placing in tubs.
japonicus ‘Variegatus.’ Big is
beautiful! Mammoth, bold rounded yellow splashed dark green
leaves. Short thick spikes bear white flowers late winter
to early spring, often before leaves emerge. Thrives in
moist even swampy sites. In small gardens it can be
restricted by planting in sunken tubs. Sun to part shade.
A unique plant that has a look
like no other. Tall, upright red stems are circled with
whorls of lilac-pink flowers. Prolific growth of deep
green, arrowhead shaped foliage. Height 45”. Tolerant of
drought, hot sunny spots, or the edge of dry woodlands.
Flowers stems are excellent dried.
Arends Phlox, Meadow Phlox.
Unequaled for showy blooms over a long period throughout the
summer. Grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. It
will thrive with bi-monthly fertilizing and consistent
moisture levels. To prevent disease, provide ample air
circulation around the plants by thinning them out
periodically. Deadheading will prolong bloom time.
P. arendsii is the result of
P. divaricata and
P. paniculata. It is intermediate
in height and very floriferous.
Sweetly fragrant, baby pink blooms with sizeable rosy-red
eyes are produced prolifically from mid thru late summer.
They make excellent cut flowers and also attract
Sword Leaf Phlox. Many clusters
of bright pink flowers all summer long on this US native.
Narrow leafed foliage remains clean all summer long.
Compact; 18 inches tall and wide. Southeastern US native.
Wedding Phlox, Thick Leaf Phlox.
Sun to part shade. Blooms for a long
time in summer.
‘Bill Baker.’ Lavender pink
flowers bloom all summer. Mildew resistant. Height 18-24”.
‘Gypsy Love.’ Dark green foliage
is accentuated by bright pink flowers. The plant grows in a
compact habit and is long blooming. Height 24-30”.
Wild Sweet William: partial shade
to shade. Excellent plants for early spring color for the
shade border, wildflower garden or woodland. Reseeds
nicely. Evergreen. Blooms in spring.
‘Blue Moon.’ Loads of fragrant
dark blue flowers in spring. 12”.
‘Fuller’s White.’ Drifts of
pristine white flowers blanket the woodland. Hard to find
‘Laphamii.’ Fragrant blue flowers
on compact plants. 8-10”.
‘Manita.’ White flowers with a
smoky lavender eye. Flowers are much larger than other
varieties. A great ground cover for woodland gardens.
‘Montrose Tricolor.’ A woodland
phlox with smokey blue-lavender flowers and unusual
variegated foliage in pink, white and green. Fragrant
blooms with dark eyes and sky-blue petals. Easy in shaded
locations. Shade to part shade. 8”.
‘Plum Perfect.’ Deliciously
fragrant deep purple flowers with dark eyes appear in spring
on vigorous plants.
‘White Perfume.’ 8”; very
fragrant pure white flowers.
Wild Sweet William. Hybrids
resulting from a cross with P. carolina, somewhat mildew
resistant. Flowers earlier than the paniculata hybrids,
with longer, narrower racemes.
‘Flower Power.’ An exciting
addition to the palette of tall Phlox varieties. Luscious
wants of creamy white florets, flecked with sweet pink,
appear in summer. Shorter, sturdier, earlier and more
mildew-resistant than most P. paniculata types. 42”.
PHLOX nivalis ‘Eco Flirtie Eyes,’
Trailing Phlox. Very rare Phlox
with light lavender flowers with purple eyes in spring. Low
growing to 10”. Full sun to part shade.
Tall Garden Phlox: Sun; fragrant,
showy blooms in summer. The "backbone" of the perennial
border. Thinning of stems for better air circulation
prevents mildew. Cut back after flowering for rebloom.
‘Becky Towe.’ Variegated foliage,
salmon pink flowers with red eye. 36-48”.
Paradise.’ 40”; excellent
fluorescent blue flowers with a dark eye. An incredibly
fragrant variety. No other phlox is as fragrant as this
'David.’ 3'; large fragrant white
heads; most mildew resistant ; superb variety. Named
2002 Perennial Plant of the Year
for its outstanding qualities.
‘David’s Lavender.’ Stunning
sport of the fantastic ‘David’. Great mildew resistance,
rich lavender blooms on 4’ stately stems.
‘Early Star.’ Blush white flowers
have a lovely fading red eye-zone. Height 20”.
'Early Start.' Extremely early flowering, 4-6
weeks earlier, and more abundant blooms than older Garden
Phlox varieties. Very compact, densely branched plants
display thick clusters of large blooms. Grows 12" tall,
nicely fragrant. Blooming starts in spring and continues
'Early Start Pink.' Pink blossoms with
darker, rosy pink centers.
'Early Start Velvet.' Rich deep purple.
‘Flame’. Exceptional dwarf series
with huge fragrant, profuse blooming flowers. Colors are
pink, light pink, violet and white. Grows to 12”.
'Jr. Dance.’ Excellent new
introduction that is short and compact with salmon with
white eyes blooms all season. Very mildew
Wonderful for containers. 18-22".
‘Jr. Dream.’ Plant experts say
this is the best they’ve seen in years. Short, 18”
compact plants branch from the
crown. Fragrant, hot coral pink flowers are produced on
lateral branches all summer long on disease resistant
'Jubilee.’ A fabulous combination
of flower and foliage. Tall flower heads are made up of
bright orange-red flowers that contrast well with the deep
green foliage. 28".
‘Katherine.’ Soft lavender
flowers bloom in abundance in summer. Makes a wonderful cut
flower. Height 2-3’.
cherry-red flowers add excitement to the garden from late
June into September. Foliage emerges deep purple with lime
green stems, later transitioning to deep purple green.
‘Orange Perfection.’ 2-3’; large
heads of bright orange-salmon flowers.
‘Peppermint Twist.’ Huge blossoms
made up of pink and white stripped petals cover plants in
summer. Extremely long blooming. Only 16” tall.
'Pink Lady.' Delightful variety with soft pink
blossoms with white centers and deep pink heart. Fragrant
and disease resistant, grows 22".
'Red Caribbean.' Huge flower balls made up of
soft pink petals with brilliant red centers. Grows 15."
Disease resistant, top variety!
'Red Riding Hood.' Crowds
of clusters of fragrant, cherry-red flowers sit atop
strong-stemmed plants from mid thru late summer. 'Red Riding
Hood' is a compact variety which attracts butterflies and
hummingbirds. It makes a tremendous color statement in the
'Red Super.' Excellent mildew resistant
foliage is topped by vivid bright red flowers with
darker eye from mid-late summer. Attracts hummingbirds
and butterflies. 28".
‘Robert Poore.’ Named a Missouri
Botanical Gardens Plant of Merit for its outstanding
qualities. Huge, deep pink flower heads continue on and on
from mid summer through Oct. Very disease resistant. Grows
Shocking variegated foliage and large clusters of lavender
pink flowers with a white starburst center create a stunning
display. From spring into early summer, the leaves are deep
green with prominent, sunny yellow margins. As the season
progresses, the margins lighten to creamy yellow. Grows 18",
prefers sun to part shade.
bi-colored flowers of bubblegum pink striped with white.
Strong upright stems are very mildew resistant. Height
‘Swizzle.’ This dwarf has a unique
color combination with pink-white overlapping petals around
an intense hot pink eye. Height 15”.
'Twister.' A fun, unusual flower with each
floret made up of white petals with a rose flamed stripe.
Compact 16 inch plants have strong mildew resistance.
Creeping Phlox. Blooms in spring;
good groundcover. 4-6"; sun; many colors available
including red, pink, lilac, and white; excellent evergreen
ground cover; drought tolerant.
s. 'Candystripe.’ 4-6",
very colorful two-tone flowers of white and pink, sun.
s. 'Northhills.' Darling
bright white flowers with a prominent violet purple eye
blanket the bright green mat of foliage in late spring.
4-6", evergreen. Drought tolerant, sun to part shade.
‘Minnie Pearl.’ Explodes into
bloom in early summer, long before the paniculatas, and is
covered with pristine white flowers. Glossy green foliage
topped with large pure white flowers. Amazingly early
flowering period, no mildew, and a spreading habit. Not
just any white phlox. Grows 12-14”. A natural hybrid
P maculata and
PHYGELIUS ‘Cherry Ripe,’
Bright cherry red tubular flowers
bloom all summer long. The foliage forms an upright, bushy
mound. Height 20” Spread 12-18”. Hardy in St. Louis?
Sun to part
A vigorous, spreading
perennial notable for its ornamental, paper red calyces
containing red seeds. Seed pods can be used in fresh or
dried arrangements. 24-30”.
False Dragonhead/Obedience Plant.
Sun/partial shade; blooms August-September.
virginiana ‘Miss Manners’. Pure
white snapdragon like flowers from June to September. Deep
green, glossy foliage. 18”. Well behaved, non spreading
habit. It is a clumping form, with excellent secondary
branching. Destined to be a new standard.
v. 'Pink Manners. Long blooming pink
snapdragon like flowers bloom all summer into fall.
Deep green, glossy foliage. 18”. Well behaved,
non spreading habit. It is a clumping form, with
excellent secondary branching.
v. ‘Variegated.’ 24"; dense
spikes of deep pink flowers; variegated foliage; good
v. ‘Vivid.’ 18-24"; bright pink
spikes; good cut flower.
PIMPINELLA major ‘Rosea,’
Pink Queen Anne’s Lace. A pink
Queen Anne’s Lace but no weedy seedlings. A clumping
perennial with 3’ stems topped with lacy soft pink flowers
in summer. Prefers good drainange and a sunny spot. Rare
Dragon Tails. Cousins of
Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema and other Arums. Shade to part
Variegated Green Dragon. Fabulous
gold splashed foliage gives rise to fragrant white to green
“Jack-in-the-pulpit” type flowers. Exciting and exotic
leaves. Prefers fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in a
woodland garden or as a specimen in a container.
Balloon Flower. Sun/part shade;
blooms summer. One of the last to emerge in spring.
Balloon-shaped buds pop open to star-shaped flowers;
excellent cut flower.
grandiflorus apoyama albus ‘Fairy Snow.’
A delightful 10” plant with delicate blue veined white
g. ‘Double White.’ Double white
g. ‘Fuji Blue.’ Blue flowers on
g. ‘Fuji Pink’
also known as
‘Shell Pink.’ 24”; soft shell
pink; tolerates partial shade.
g. ‘Hakone Double Blue.’ Double
deep blue flowers pop out of balloon-shaped buds. 24”.
g. ‘Miss Tilly.’ Beautiful shades
of blue flowers top compact, bushy plants all summer. Grows
‘Astra Double Blue.’ Exceptional
branching and thick blue double flowers. Compact and
uniform habit. 8”.
‘Astra Pink.’ Excellent new
variety with long lasting thick pink blooms. 8”.
‘Astra White.’ White version of
‘Sentimental Blue.’ 6”; 3” single
blue blooms all summer.
18"; creamy, nodding flowers, red
fruit; one great lobed leaf; native. Shade/partial shade;
blooms spring; dormant in summer.
hexandrum, Himalayan Mayapple. Folded glossy
leaves that look like mini umbrellas pop up in spring. As
the days go by, a large 10" deeply lobed leaf fully opens,
revealing purple, black and brown mottling, and a single
cup-shaped blossom with translucent rosy-white petals.
Flowers remain closed on cloudy days. In late summer shiny
egg-sized scarlet red fruit appears. Leaves are poisonous.
Native to the Himalayans, China and Asia Minor. Shade to
part shade. Rare and endangered in the wild. Grows 18".
Jacob's Ladder. Partial shade;
blooms spring; good cut flower; ornamental foliage.
boreale ‘Heavenly Habit.’ Large
blue flowers with yellow halo and white eye. Glossy leaves, Excellent compact
caeruleum. 18”; wildflower with
attractive pinnate foliage and sky blue flowers in late
spring and early summer.
c. ‘Apricot Delight.’ Apricot
flowers with a tinge of lilac bloom profusely for a long
time in spring and early summer, often covering entire
c. ’Snow and Sapphires.’ Green
leaves with clear white margins, sky-blue fragrant flowers.
More heat tolerant than other variegated Polemoniums. Large
fragrant sky-blue flowers are far superior and larger than
other variegated varieties. 18-24”.
reptans. ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ A
colorful plant sporting green leaves with white leaf margins
that are tinged pink. Like other Polemoniums, but about
three times larger in all respects. Pale lavender 3/4”
bell-shaped flowers with white stamens are produced from
late spring through early summer. 1-2’.
‘Bressingham Purple.’ A
purple-leaved Jacob's ladder cultivar was discovered by
plantsman Adrian Bloom growing among a batch of several
hundred plants. Bloom says
Polemonium 'Bressingham Purple'
has burnished, dark-purple pinnate leaves and light,
violet-blue flowers. It grows 28” tall and prefers full
sunshine - shade will cause the leaf color to fade.
‘Heaven Scent’. Forms an
attractive robust mound of ferny green leaves with deep
purple highlights in spring Lose clusters of fragrant blue
flowers appear in late spring. Grows to 18 to 24 inches in
Solomon's Seal. Shade/partial
shade. Prefers moist, woodland-type soil. Works well among
trees and shrubs. Graceful, arching stems add an elegant
element to the shade gardens. Excellent woodland plants
whose vertical stems contrast well against the rounded
shapes of Hosta and ferns. Dangling flowers are followed by
showy blue-black berries in fall. Fabulous in flower
Great Solomon’s Seal. A gem for
the shade garden with 5-7’ tall arching stems and 3/4”
biflorum. 3-6'; greenish-white
flowers are followed by blue-black berries; excellent large
plant for the woodland or shade garden; native woodland
falcatum ‘Variegatum.’ Graceful,
unbranched red stems neatly arranged with alternate oval,
green leaves with white edges on one side, and clusters of
small, pendulous, tubular white flowers on the other.
Dwarf Solomon’s Seal. White
tipped with green bell shaped flowers on attractive
miniature foliage. 6-8”. Rare.
hirtum. This wide leaved
selection has green glossy foliage and white bell shaped
flowers on plants 10-15” tall.
multiflorum. Vigorous 2’ arching
stems with clusters of white bell shaped flowers.
Variegated leaves with dark and pale green streaks, and
narrow white margins. Small tubular white flowers.
'Double Stuff.' This Variegated Solomon's Seal
has double the white margin making a new classic beauty for
the woodland or shade garden. Each arching red stem carries
large leaves with broad white margins and green centers. The
white flowers dangle below the leaves in spring. A clean and
elegant, eye-catching plant. Grows 26".
arching stems with dark-green leaves attractively marked
with white and pale-green streaks. Small clusters of little
tubular white flowers hang off one side of the stems, later
replaced by dark-blue berries. 22”.
Blue Pickerel Plant. Shiny, dark
green leaves topped with large spikes of bring blue flowers.
Blooms all summer! Needs lots of water. Height 1-2’, spread
Cinquefoil. Sun/part shade;
blooms in spring; evergreen. Clump forming perennials that
spreads with trailing stems. Good evergreen groundcover.
crantzii ‘Vera Nana.’ 3"; bright
green mounds covered with gold flowers; good as a
groundcover or for rock gardens.
hybrida ‘Arc-en-Ciel.’ Double
dark red flowers with a narrow yellow edge. Yellow spreads
with flower maturity. Height 16”.
angulata. White blooms in
spring. Red fall fruit. 2 inches tall, spreading. Hardy to
PRIMULA capitata ‘Salvana’.’ Deep
violet-blue trumpet-shaped flowers held in pincushion-like
clusters are produced atop powdery silver stems. Each
flower clusters is dusted with silver on top. Grows 7-9
inches tall. Blooms late spring to early summer. Prefers
heavy, rich, moist to boggy soil, in full to partial shade.
‘Pacific Giants.’ Large clusters
of multi-colored flowers up to 3 inches across bloom in
spring. This is a seed
strain, individual plants will bloom in either red, pink,
white, or yellow. Grows to 12 inches tall. Grow in part
shade in average to moist, well drained soil. Plants may go
dormant in hot summers. Fertilize for re-bloom.
PRUNELLA, Self-Heal. Shimmering
lilac flowers cover 1’ plants. Spreads rapidly. Sun to
grandiflora ‘Freelander Blue.’
This prolific bloomer starts blooming in late spring and
continues until mid-autumn. The entire plant is smothered in
intense blue-violet flowers. Height 7-10”.
Shade/partial shade; blooms in spring; showy white marbled
foliage; clumping plants; tolerates a dry shady spot;
excellent accent plants. Deer and slugs dislike this spring
longifolia ‘Betram Anderson.’
12"; blue flowers, narrow spotted foliage; good groundcover.
Heavily spotted narrow foliage.
Leaves can grow up to 2’ long!. 12” tall. Dark blue flowers
A variety out of Cevennes, a
l. ‘Coral Springs.’ Clusters of
coral pink flowers appear before the dark green leaves
speckled with silver.
l. ‘Diana Clare.’ Violet blue
flowers over large silver-sheened apple green leaves that
are wider than other longifolias. Vigorous, multi-crowned
12” tall plants with long lasting foliage. DO NOT cut back
l. ‘E.B. Anderson.’ An unusual
and exotic looking plant with dark green leaves frosted with
silvery spots. Vivid, violet blue flowers bloom in spring,
on sprays of leafy scapes. Reaches 9 to 12 inches tall and
wide. Easy to grow in rich moist soil in full to part
shade. Deer and rabbit resistant.
l. ‘Roy Davidson.’ 8-10"; pink
flowers turning blue as they mature; longer narrower spotted
leaves; excellent plant that does well in dry shade.
s. ‘Mrs. Moon.’ 10-12"; pink
flowers that turn to blue; green leaves with silvery spots.
s. ‘Sissinghurst White.’ 12";
white flowers; leaves marked with silver spots.
‘Cotton Cool.’ This long-blooming
plant sports attractive leaves that are entirely silvered.
Nice clusters of small blues flowers appear in April. Can
take morning sun. Height 12-14”.
and blue flowers appear in early spring. Luscious dark
green foliage has strong silver highlights. Grows to 9”.
‘Majesty.’ Leaves are silver gray
with a very narrow green margin. Blue-pink flowers.
‘Opal.’ Forms neat, symmetrical,
rounded mounds and covers itself in clusters of small,
glowing flowers, which bloom for five weeks or more in
spring. Reaches 12 to 14 inches tall and will spread to 28
inches in two years. Easy to grow in moist shade. Rabbit
‘Polar Splash.’ Dark green leaves
are vividly splashed with silver spots for a stunning
display all season long. In Spring, blue buds open to pink
flowers that adorn this frosted beauty. Mildew resistant and
somewhat sun tolerant. Height 9”.
‘Raspberry Splash.’ Tons of dusky
raspberry-coral flowers arrive in spring to herald the
strongly silver-marked, sharply pointed foliage.
‘Samouri.’ Long, narrow heavily
silvered leaves give a great background to its small blue
flowers. Height 8-12”.
‘Silverado.’ Very silver foliage.
Blue, pink and white shaded flowers on one plant. Height
PULSATILLA, Pasque Flower. Sun to
vulgaris. Violet blue bell-shaped
flowers are followed by white ornamental seed heads. Early
bloomer, often poking through late-winter snows. Height
Lovely, fringed, semi-double
bell-shaped flowers of mixed colors about 2-3” wide appear
in early spring. Tiny ornamental fernlike leaves follow the
flowers. The booms are replaced by seeds in the form of
interesting globular masses of silvery down. 1`2”.