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Tree/Shrub CORNUS sericea ‘Cardinal’ Redtwig Dogwood

Selected by the University of Minnesota for its bright cherry red winter stems.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub CORNUS sericea ‘Hedgerow Gold’ Redtwig Dogwood

Green leaves are edged with a broad band of gold. Red stems are prominent in the winter.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub CORNUS stolonifera ‘Pucker Up’ Dwarf Redtwig Dogwood

A selection from Proven Winners with dense, glossy puckered foliage that is resistant to leaf spot.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub CORNUS x rutgersensis ‘Aurora’ Rutgers Hydbrid Flowering Dogwood

C. florida x C. kousa with excellent anthracnose resistance, lustrous foliage and rapid growth. Large white flower bracts.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub CORNUS x rutgersensis ‘Celestial Shadow’ Rutgers Hybrid Flowering Dogwood

Lovely bright green and lemony yellow variegated foliage and showy white four-petaled spring flowers.  Foliage turns maroon-red in fall.  Hybrid between our native C. florida and  C. kousa.  Disease resistant.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub CORNUS x rutgersensis ‘Stellar Pink’ Rutgers Hybrid Flowering Dogwood

A vigorous C. florida x C. kousa hybrid with excellent anthracnose resistance.  Large blush pink flower bracts in spring.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial CORYDALIS lutea Yellow Bleeding Heart

Ferny blue-green foliage covered with yellow flowers from late spring to fall.  Self sows. 

8-10 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial CORYDALIS ochroleuca White Corydalis

Evergreen clump of ferny gray-green foliage topped with yellow-tipped cream colored flower over a long season. Self sows.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial CORYDLIAS flexuosa ‘Hillier Porcelain Blue’ Blue Corydalis

Beautiful small tubular blue flowers are profuse and fragrant over bronzy green foliage.  Blooms in late spring with some repeat in the fall.

10-12 inches Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub CORYLOPSIS spicata ‘Aurea’ Winterhazel

Creamy yellow bells very early spring followed by rich yellow foliage on a spreading plant.

4-6 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub CORYLUS americana ‘Purpleleaf Bailey Select’ American Hazelnut

Large shrub with interesting catkins in spring and edible nuts in the fall. This selection from Bailey Nursery has purple foliage.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub CORYLUS avellana ‘Burgundy Wine’ Filbert

A cultivar with dissected burgundy leaves on an upright spreading plant.  Red catkins provide interest in early spring.  Disease-resistant selection from Oregon State University.

25-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub CORYLUS avellana ‘Red Dragon’ Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

A cultivar with not only the twisted and contorted branches of C. ‘Contorta, but also deep red foliage!

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Annual COSMOS bipinnatus ‘Apollo Lovesong’ Cosmos

Large flowers in shades of pink and white on compact long-blooming plants.

18-24 inches Sun
Annual COSMOS sulphureus ‘Cosmic Orange’ Cosmos

Double and semi-double orange flowers on stocky plants.  Vigorous and long-blooming.

12- 20 inches Sun
Tree/Shrub COTINUS coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ Purple Smokebush

Grows to 8’, but for best purple foliage, cut to the ground in spring. It will then reach 4’-5’.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS coggygria ‘Velveteeny’ Dwarf Purple Smokebush

This cultivar has the same burgundy foliage and smoky blooms of C. coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ but in a much more compact form.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS coggygria ‘Winecraft Black’ Purple Smokebush

The darkest cultivar to date, the foliage becomes almost black in midsummer.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS ‘Flame’ Smokebush

From a cross between C. coggygria and C. obovatus, this hybrid has brilliant orange-red fall color and pink “smoke” in June.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS ‘Golden Spirit’ Gold Smokebush

A cultivar with lime-green to brilliant gold foliage in spring, green summer foliage coloring to coral, orange and red in the fall.  Coppice for best effect.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTONEASTER apiculatus ‘Tom Thumb’ Dwarf Cotoneaster

After about 10 yrs. in our garden the plants are about 10″ high and 18″ across. Leaves are smaller than on other C. apiculata types. Typical red fruit and glossy foliage.

8-10 inches Sun 4
Annual CRASSULA capitella Jade Plant

Fleshy propeller-like foliage is tipped in red and purple shades and stacked in small pyramids.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual CRASSULA ovata ‘Gollum’ Jade Plant

Tubular succulent foliage is tipped in red and grows on upright trunks.  Looks like some bizarre underwater creature.

2-3 feet Sun Succulent
Annual CRASSULA perforata var. falcata Sickle Plant

What a cool plant!  Gray-green, succulent, sickle-shaped leaves alternate in a tight clump.

12-18 inches Sun Succulent
Tree/Shrub CRATAEGUS crus-galli ‘Inermis’ Cockspur Hawthorn

Small native tree with abundant June flowers followed by red berries.  Dense-growing with distinctive horizontal branching. This form is thornless.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CROCOSMIA ‘Lucifer’ Crocosmia

Brilliant flame-red flowers in summer on arched stems. Broad, sword-like foliage for interesting accent. This is one of the hardiest cultivars.

30-36 inches Sun 5
Perennial CROCOSMIA ‘Tai Pan’ Crocosmia

Bright yellow flowers in summer on arched stems.  Broad, sword-like foliage for interesting accent. 

30-36 inches Sun 5
Annual CUPHEA ignea ‘David Verity’ Firecracker Plant

Bright orange, 1”-2″ tubular flowers that hummingbirds love.  Blooms through the heat of the summer.

2-3 feet Sun
Annual CUPHEA laevis Cigar Plant

Hot pink tubes tipped purple and white.  Blooms throughout the summer.

18-24 inches Sun
Annual CUPHEA ‘Vermillionaire’ Firecracker Plant

Bright red, tubular flowers tipped yellow all summer on an upright plant.  A hummingbird magnet.

18-30 inches Sun
Annual CUPHEA x purpurea ‘Firefly’ Bat-faced Cuphea

Large, cherry-red, winged flowers through the summer are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

18-20 inches Sun
Annual CYNARA cardunculus Cardoon

Magnificent, silver-gray deeply lobed foliage is topped with purple, thistle-like flowers in late summer.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ Dahlia

This showy cultivar has dark purple foliage and single red 4″ flowers through the summer. Store the roots in a frost free location over the winter.

2-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of York Dahlia

Single clear yellow flowers over bronze foliage.

2-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Chocolate’ Dahlia

Yummy double burgundy flowers darken to almost black in the center.  Stems and foliage are also dark.

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Prospero’ Dahlia

Soft lilac pink double waterlily-shaped blooms are held upright on sturdy stems.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Serena’ Dahlia

Large double white blooms centered in lime are held on sturdy stems.

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Mystic Dreamer’ Dahlia

White to pink single flowers over dark burgundy foliage.

18-24 inches Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Onesta’ Dahlia

Dinner plate lilac pink blooms can be up to 10 inches across!

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Perennial DALEA purpureum ‘Stephanie’ Prairie Clover

Bright lavender flowers in cylindrical heads on compact, bushy plants. Very floriferous.  Native prairie plant.

15-18 inches Sun 4
Tree/Shrub DAPHNE burkwoodii ‘Emily’s Glow’ Burkwood Daphne

A variegated selection from Cobble Creek Nursery with better branching than D. ‘Carol Mackie’.  Same fragrant spring blooms and green and white foliage.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub DAPHNE x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ Burkwood Daphne

Green leaves with cream edges. Pink buds open to intensely fragrant white flowers in spring.

3-5 feet Sun 3
Annual DATURA inoxia ‘Variegata’ Jimson Weed

Large, white trumpet-shaped flowers over large, downy white-edged leaves.  Habit is sprawling so give it room!

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DATURA ‘Purple Petticoats’ Angel's Trumpet

Robust plants with large, fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers.  This cultivar with double purple and white flowers.  Seeds are poisonous.

2-4 feet Sun Tropical
Perennial DEINANTHE bifida Umbrella Leaf

A herbaceous Hydrangea relative with large, felted foliage cleft into two lobes and nodding, white waxy cups in summer. 

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial DELOSPERMA cooperi Ice Plant

Low mat of succulent foliage with large red-purple flowers through the summer. Grow in a protected trough in Vermont.

2-4 inches Sun 6
Perennial DELOSPERMA ‘Jewel of the Desert Amethyst’ Hardy Ice Plant

Low mat of succulent foliage with large pink daisy flowers through the summer.  Needs well-drained soil.

4-6 inches Sun 5
Perennial DELOSPERMA nubigenum Hardy Ice Plant

The hardiest of the ice plants, these can survive in Zone 5 given excellent drainage. Yellow to red-orange flowers.

4-6 inches Sun 5
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Aurora Deep Purple’ Aurora Hybrid Delphinium

The Aurora series was developed to produce uniform, vigorous plants with sturdy stems and make excellent cut flowers.  This variety has semi-double royal purple flowers with white bees.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Aurora Light Blue’ Aurora Hybrid Delphinium

The Aurora series was developed to produce uniform, vigorous plants with sturdy stems and make excellent cut flowers.  This variety has semi-double sky blue flowers with white bees.

3-4 feet Sun 3