Loading List...
My List

Perennials

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Pumila’ Astilbe

Lavender pink flowers over low mat-forming foliage. A good ground cover. Blooms in August.

8-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Purple Candle’ Astilbe

Strong purple-rose plumes in August.

30-36 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Visions’ Astilbe

Bronze-green foliage and fragrant dark purple flowers mid to late season.

14-16 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Visions in Red’ Astilbe

Deep red buds open to dense, upright deep pink plumes. Compact bronze-green foliage and red stems. Mid to late season bloom

14-16 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Visions Inferno’ Astilbe

Pink midsummer blooms fade to an attractive apple green.

24-30 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Chocolate Shogun’ Astilbe

A new intro from Japan with the darkest foliage yet.  Chocolate brown leaves through the season.  Light pink blooms in the summer.

20-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE crispa ‘Liliput’ Dwarf Astilbe

Salmon pink flowers over tight crinkled dark green foliage.  

6-8 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Delft Lace’ Astilbe

Salmon pink buds open to light pink blooms in midsummer. Foliage emerges burgundy and fades to dark blue-green.

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Glut’ Astilbe

Very dark red buds open to deep red flowers with rose highlights. Foliage emerges bronze-red, turns green by midsummer.

28-30 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Peach Blossom’ Astilbe

Pale pink flowers in June.

18-20 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE simplicifolia ‘Sprite’ Astilbe

Delicate soft pink flowers over dark bronze foliage. Mid to late season bloom.

10-12 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Snowdrift’ Astilbe

The “whitest” white. Alan Bloom introduction. Early bloomer.

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE thunbergii ‘Ostrich Plume’ Astilbe

Pendulous salmon-pink plumes. Mid to late season bloom.

30-36 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE thunbergii ‘Prof. van der Wielen’ Astilbe

Loose arching white plumes in early summer over finely cut foliage.

3-4 feet Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE thunbergii ‘Red Charm’ Astilbe

Bronze-red pendulous plumes. Mid to late season bloom.

3-4 feet Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Younique Salmon’ Astilbe

Upright, salmon to light pink plumes early to midsummer.

16-18 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Younique White’ Astilbe

Compact form with many stems of fluffy white plumes. Early to midseason bloom.

16-18 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial ASTILBOIDES tabularis Syn. (Rodgersia tabularis)

Very dramatic circular leaves 3 feet across. Moist shade. Creamy white plumes in summer.

3-4 feet Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Beauty’ Masterwort

Umbels of two-toned flowers and bracts are burgundy and white.Blooms late spring to early summer.

20-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Billions’ Masterwort

Large clusters of white umbels with petals tipped green.  Blooms through the summer.

20-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Fire’ Masterwort

Clusters of burgundy-red flowers with white centers on dark red stems. Mid to late summer bloom.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Magic’ Masterwort

Dark green foliage is edged and splashed with cream and topped with rosy-pink umbels early to mid-summer.

20-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Vanilla Gorilla’ Masterwort

Blue-green foliage is attractively edged in creamy white. Silvery pink flowers in late spring, early summer.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AUBRETIA ‘Blue Beauty’ Rockcress

Masses of double blue-violet flowers in spring over mat-forming gray-green foliage in early spring. 

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial AURINIA saxatilis Basket of Gold

Golden yellow flowers in early spring cover attractive gray-green foliage.

8-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA ‘American Goldfinch’ False Indigo

Spires of golden yellow flowers in late spring.  Very floriferous.  Forms a wide clump.

36-42 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA australis False Indigo

Medium blue pea-like blossoms on short spikes in June on a shrub-like plant. Seed pods are attractive and useful for arrangements.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Blueberry Sundae’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit. This one with blue flowers.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Cherries Jubilee’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit.  In this form maroon buds open to maroon and yellow blooms.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Dutch Chocolate’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit. This cultivar has dark chocolate-purple flower spikes.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Lemon Meringe’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit. This cultivar has lovely lemon yellow blooms that contrast with the dark stems.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Pink Lemonade’ False Indigo

A new variety in the Decadence series with soft yellow flowers that age to rose.  The two-toned blooms are set off by black stems.  Plant habit is dense and bushy.

36-42 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Pink Truffle’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit.  This cultivar with clear soft pink flowers  — an unusual color in Baptisia!

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Vanilla Cream’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit.  Spikes of pastel yellow buds open to creamy white flowers on well-branched stems.  Gray-green foliage emerges bronze in spring.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA ‘Indigo Spires’ False Indigo

Tall spikes of deep violet flowers in late spring over rounded clumps of glaucous green foliage.

42-48 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA ‘Solar Flare Prarieblues’ False Indigo

Tall spikes of yellow pea-like flowers age to deep orange.  Developed by Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Perennial BOLTONIA asteroides ‘Snowbank’ False Aster

Profuse white flowers August through October over fine-textured foliage.

48-54 inches Sun 3
Perennial BRUNNERA macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ Forget Me Not

Striking heart-shaped foliage with a beautiful frosty overlay.

12-14 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial BRUNNERA macrophylla ‘Sea Heart’ Forget Me Not

Olive-green foliage overlaid with silver is similar to B. ‘Jack Frost’, but leaves are thicker, hairier and more resistant to heat and humidity.

12-14 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial BRUNNERA macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’ Forget Me Not

Silver foliage form similar to B. ‘Looking Glass’, but leaves are thicker, hairier and more resistant to heat and humidity.  Leaves mature to almost solid silver.

12-14 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial CALAMINTHA nepeta ‘Blue Cloud’ Calamint

Compact growing to 18″ with tiny lavender flowers over aromatic foliage from midsummer on. Drought and deer-resistant.

12-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial CALAMINTHA nepeta ‘Marvelette Blue’ Calamint

Compact growing to 12″ with tiny lavender-blueflowers over aromatic foliage from midsummer on.  Drought and deer-resistant.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial CALAMINTHA nepeta ‘Montrose White’ Calamint

Sprays of white flowers over mint-scented foliage through the summer.  This cultivar has a tidy, mounding habit and is drought and deer-resistant.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial CALLUNA vulgaris Heather

Various foliage colors are excellent together or with other evergreens. Bloom in late summer, fall. Best in organic, acid well drained soil. Protect in winter. We’ll carry an assortment of foliage and flower colors.

6-8 inches Sun 5
Perennial CAMPANULA cochlearifolia ‘Alpine Breeze Blue’ Fairy Thimble Bellflower

Numerous small deep blue bells on delicate stems in spring.  Good rockery plant.

4-5 inches Sun 4
Perennial CAMPANULA fenestrellata Adriatic Bellflower

Tufts of dark green foliage are covered with starry blue flowers centered in white in the spring.  Similar to C. garganica but more compact.

2-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial CAMPANULA garganica Adriatic Bellflower

Tufted foliage with small pendant blue bells in summer. 

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial CAMPANULA portenschlagiana ‘Lieselotte’ Dalmatian Bellflower

Tidy dwarf Campanula with lavender purple bells in late spring. A selection discovered by Pierre Bennerup of Sunny Border Nurseries.

4-6 inches Sun 5
Perennial CAMPANULA poscharskyana ‘Blue Waterfall’ Serbian Bellflower

Star-shaped blue flowers May through June. Tough, drought-resistant groundcover.

8-10 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CAMPANULA ‘Purple Sensation’ Spotted Bellflower

Large, dark purple pendulous bell flowers from near-black buds.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 4