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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial SCOPOLIA carniolica Henbane Bell

Central European woodlander with dark brown-violet bells in early spring. A fascinating oddball, but it is poisonous.  Summer dormant.

18-24 inches Sun 5
Perennial SEDUM acre ‘Aureum’ Gold Moss Sedum

A mat of succulent lime green foliage covered with star-shaped yellow flowers in summer.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM album ‘Coral Carpet’ Stonecrop

Small, rounded, succulent foliage in a spreading mat. Leaves emerge coral in spring and turn bronzy red in the autumn. White flowers in June.

3-6 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM anglicum ‘Love’s Triangle’ Stonecrop

Mats of tiny powder-blue leaves topped by single pale pink flowers in late spring.

2-3 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Carl’ Stonecrop

More compact than S. ‘Autumn Joy’ and more resistant to stem rot. Large clusters of deep pink flowers over a dense clump of gray-green foliage from late summer into fall.

18-20 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM cauticola ‘Lidakense’ Stonecrop

Low cushions of blue-gray foliage edged in purple. Rose flowers in late summer.

3-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM dasyphyllum ‘Blue Cadet’ Stonecrop

Low-growing sedum that’s great for green roofs. White star-shaped flowers in June-July over tiny blue-gray leaves.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Double Martini’ Stonecrop

Olive green foliage on contrasting maroon stems topped with pink flowers in summer.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘John Creech’ Stonecrop

A very good groundcover with pink flowers in July over bright green foliage.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM kamtschaticum Kamtchatka Stonecrop

Mats of bright green. Yellow flowers in June, orange seed heads. Reliable groundcover.

4-6 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Lemonjade’ Stonecrop

Lemon yellow flowers in early fall cover the stocky mounds of gray-green toothed foliage.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Stonecrop

Clusters of bright yellow flowers in summer cover the glossy, dark green foliage.  Habit is tidy and compact.

6-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Mr. Goodbud’ Stonecrop

A compact form with dusky foliage and dark mauve flowers in late summer.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM oreganum Stonecrop

Small, rounded, succulent foliage in a spreading mat.  Small, star-like yellow blooms in summer.  Foliage becomes redder in the fall.

6-8 inches Sun 5
Perennial SEDUM ‘Popstar’ Stonecrop

Blue-green foliage in a dense mound is covered with cherry pink flowers in late summer.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Pure Joy’ Stonecrop

A mounding form with light green foliage covered with domes of bubblegum pink in late summer.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM reflexum Stonecrop

Bluish green foliage like a tiny spruce forest. Yellow flowers in summer.

6-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM rupestre ‘Angelina’ Stonecrop

Brilliant yellow spruce-like foliage. Yellow flowers in summer. Excellent for ground cover or container.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM serpentini Stonecrop

Low growing creeper with red-brown foliage and pink summer blooms.

2-4 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM sieboldii ‘Mediovariegata’ October Daphne

Striking gold and blue variegated foliage on a compact mounding plant. Pink flowers in fall.

10-12 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spectabile ‘Frosted Fire’ Showy Stonecrop

A sport of S. ‘Autumn Fire’ with cream edged foliage.

14 Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spectabile ‘Hot Stuff’ Showy Stonecrop

A seedling of S. ‘Brilliant’ with bright purple-pink domes of flowers in late summer. Forms a tight, upright mound.

12-14 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spurium ‘Voodoo’ Stonecrop

Mats of intense bronze to deep mahogany foliage. Rose-red flowers late in the season.

2-4 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM stefco Stonecrop

Tiny gray-green leaves are shiny and shaped like jelly beans. Foliage gets purplish-pink later in the season. Blush white flowers in late summer.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Sunsparkler Dream Dazzler’ Stonecrop

A sport of Sedum ‘Plum Dazzled’ with multicolored spring foliage maturing to purple with a pink edge.  Magenta pink flowers apppear in the fall.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM Sunsparkler ‘Lime Twister’ Stonecrop

A sport of S. ‘Lime Zinger’ with the same lime foliage now edged in cream.  A real cutie!  Rose pink flowers in late summer.

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM Sunsparkler ‘Plum Dazzled’ Stonecrop

Like S. ‘Dazzleberry’ with even darker foliage and rose-pink blooms 2-3 weeks later.  Plant is compact and well-branched.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM Sunsparkler ‘Wildfire’ Stonecrop

A sport of S. ‘Firecracker’ with burgundy red foliage edged in pink and rose-pink flowers in late summer.

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Superstar’ Stonecrop

Hot pink flowers in late summer cover the smoky blue-gray foliage.  Forms a compact mound.

10-12 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM tetractinum Stonecrop

Creeper with round leaves and yellow flowers. Great bronze fall color.

2-3 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Xenox’ Stonecrop

A compact, burgundy-foliaged sedum with rose flowers in late summer.

12-14 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEMPERVIVUM Assorted Hens & Chicks

An assortment of colors and forms, all excellent for the dry, sunny garden.

2-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial SENNA hebecarpa Wild Senna

Clusters of bright yellow pea-like flowers top feathery pinnate foliage in the summer.  Excellent pollinator plant.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SILENE dioica ‘Ray’s Golden’ Campion

Pink flowers in late spring on 20″ stems cover mounds of bright yellow foliage.

20-22 inches Sun 5
Perennial SMILACINA racemosa False Solomon's Seal

Great plants for the shady garden with arching stems carrying  plumes of white flowers in spring and red berries in late summer. 

16-18 inches Part Shade/Shade 3
Perennial SOLIDAGO shortii ‘Solar Cascade’ Goldenrod

Arching stems are covered with small yellow flowers from late summer into fall.  A drought tolerant native  pollinator plant.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial SPIRANTHES cernua var. odorata Ladies Tresses

A hardy native orchid with spikes of fragrant white, hooded flowers in late summer.  For moist sites or bog gardens.  

16-18 inches Sun 5
Perennial STACHYS byzantina ‘Helen Von Stein’ Lamb's Ears

AKA Big Ears. Woolly leaves twice the size of the species and usually non-flowering so the foliage doesn’t melt. Good groundcover for hot, dry locations.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS macrantha ‘Morning Blush’ Betony

Spikes of white tubular flowers blushed with pink over heart-shaped scalloped green foliage.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS monnierii ‘Hummelo’ Alpine Betony

Rosette clumps of glossy green foliage and summer purple flowers.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS officinalis ‘Densiflorus’ Dwarf Betony

Dense, compact rosettes of long toothed leaves and bright pink-purple flower spikes appear throughout the summer.

8-10 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS officinalis ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ Betony

Dense, compact rosettes of long toothed leaves and showy pale pink flower spikes appear throughout the summer. Foliage looks great all season. Bred by the Chicago Botanic Garden.

22-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial STACHYS sp. ‘Nana’ Dwarf Betony

A very dwarf form we received from Sunny Border Nursery with small spikes of rose-pink flowers in summer.

3-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial STOKESIA laevis ‘Peachies Pick’ Stoke’s Aster

A more compact selection with amazing flower power! Bright purple-blue flowers all summer.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial STYLOPHORUM diphyllum Celandine Poppy

A native woodland plant with bright yellow poppy-like flowers in spring.

26-28 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial SYMPHYANDRA zangezura Ring Bellflower

Light violet bells over geranium-like leaves throughout the summer. 

8-10 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial SYMPHYTUM x uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’ Russian Comfrey

Large mounds of gold-margined foliage always attract attention. The mauve-lavender dangling bells are held on 4’ stems in early summer.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SYNEILESIS palmata Shredded Umbrella Leaf

Handsome umbrella-shaped leaves form lovely woodland colonies.  This is a slightly smaller growing species with leaves less “shredded”, greener and more palmate than the S. aconitifolia.

14-16 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial TANACETUM coccineum ‘Robison’s Red’ Painted Daisy

Deep red daisies in June-July over lacy foliage.  

2-3 feet Sun 3
Perennial TANACETUM parthenium ‘Aureum’ Golden Feverfew

Bright golden foliage covered with tiny white daisies. Short-lived but reseeds. 

8-10 inches Sun 4