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Conifer TAXUS cuspidata ‘Emerald Spreader’ Spreading Yew

Low-spreading cultivar with attractive emerald green foliage.

30 inches tall by 8 feet wide Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Conifer TAXUS cuspidata ‘Nana Aurescens’ Dwarf Golden Yew

Low and spreading with bright golden-yellow needles. Slow-growing. Protect from winter sun and wind.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Conifer TAXUS media ‘Maureen’ Dwarf Yew

A narrow, columnar form with dark green needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial THALICTRUM aquilegifolium Meadow Rue

Fluffy lilac-rose flowers in dense panicles bloom in June-July over columbine-like foliage. 

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial THALICTRUM aquilegifolium ‘Nimbus Pink’ Meadow Rue

Large heads of fluffy pink flowers on dark stems over columbine-like foliage in early summer.

26-28 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial THALICTRUM aquilegifolium ‘Nimbus White’ Meadow Rue

Large heads of fluffy white flowers on dark stems over columbine-like foliage in early summer.

26-28 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial THALICTRUM ichangense ‘Evening Star’ Chinese Meadow Rue

Small kidney-shaped  leaves shaded from olive green to coppery brown are starred with silver.  Airy lavender flowers appear on wiry stems through the summer.

10-12 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial THALICTRUM rochebrunianum ‘Lavender Mist’ Meadow Rue

Numerous small, airy, lavender flowers on tall stems from July-August. Self-supporting if in sun.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Fern THELYPTERIS decusive-pinnata Japanese Beech Fern

Erect, deciduous fern with bright green foliage. Slow-spreading and easy to grow.

18-20 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial THERMOPSIS caroliniana Carolina Lupine

Yellow lupine-like flowers on 4’ spikes in June-July.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Perennial THERMOPSIS chinensis ‘Sophia’ Chinese Bush Pea

An introduction from North Creek Nursery with canary yellow spikes in early spring above tidy clumps of foliage.

16-18 inches Sun 5
Conifer THUJA koraiensis ‘Prostrata Glauca’ Korean Arborvitae

Spreading habit with light green foliage which is silver on the undersides. Makes a great groundcover.

2 feet high by 6 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Anna’s Magic Ball’ Arborvitae

An introduction from Proven Winners with bright yellow foliage and tight, rounded shape.  Great for small spaces.  From Canada, so quite hardy.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Filiformis’ Thread-leaf Arborvitae

Upright form with long thread-like, pendulous branches. Amy calls this plant “Cousin It”.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Filip’s Magic Moment’ Arborvitae

Yellow-green to gold foliage on a upright conical shrub.  A mutation from T. ‘Smaragd’.  From Proven Winners.

6-8 feet tall by 1-3 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Fire Chief’ Arborvitae

The foliage is bright yellow with an orange cast. When young the plant has foliage like an Erica and is globose. Slowly grows to 9′ pyramid.                                    

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Jantar’ Arborvitae

A striking gold foliage selection of Emerald Green Arborvitae with the same narrow, upright habit.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Malonyana Holub’ Dwarf Arborvitae

A dwarf form with twisted, congested foliage and irregular habit.  Bronze green in winter.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘North Pole’ Arborvitae

Another Proven Winners selection.  This cultivar is dense and columnar with dark green foliage.  Resistant to winter burn, selected in Minnesota.

10-15 feet tall by 5-7 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Primo’ Arborvitae

A dwarf upright form from Iseli Nursery with rich green foliage in sculptural fans like a Hinoki cypress.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Spiralis Mini’ Arborvitae

A slow-growing, very narrow cultivar with fans of twisted bright green foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Technito’ Arborvitae

A dense-growing, compact form of Thuja ‘Techny’ with the same bright green color retained through the winter.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Zmatlik’ Arborvitae

A slow-growing, narrow, columnar form with twisting foliage similar to T. ‘Degroot’s Spire’.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJOPSIS dolabrata Staghorn Arborvitae

Unusual flattened sprays of emerald green foliage on a lovely conifer from northern Japan. Shelter from winter sun and wind in Vermont.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial THYMUS ‘Hall’s Woolly’ Creeping Thyme

Similar to T. lanuginosus, but more disease-resistant and floriferous. Pink summer blooms.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial THYMUS lanuginosus Woolly Thyme

Woolly carpet of gray. Wonderful texture. Few flowers.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial THYMUS ‘Pink Chintz’ Creeping Thyme

Long-blooming profuse light pink flowers on gray-green mats.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial THYMUS praecox ‘Alba’ Creeping Thyme

Emerald green mats with white flowers in May-June.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial THYMUS praecox ‘Coccineus’ Creeping Thyme

Tight dark green foliage. Purplish red flowers in June. A good bloomer.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial THYMUS praecox ‘Doretta Klaber’ Creeping Thyme

A very tight growing variety with darker pink flowers.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial THYMUS praecox ‘Elfin’ Creeping Thyme

Tight domes of minute leaves. Great for troughs.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial THYMUS praecox ‘Minor’ Creeping Thyme

Supposedly the flattest, tightest growing thyme.

1 inch Sun 4
Perennial THYMUS praecox ‘Ruby Glow’ Creeping Thyme

Ruby colored flowers on 6″ stems over flat green mats.

4-6 inches Sun 3
Perennial TIARELLA cordifolia Foamflower

A northeast native with white foamy flowers in spring over heart-shaped foliage. Will form large mats in shady, moist sites.

10-12 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial TIARELLA ‘Elizabeth Oliver’ Foamflower

Red-veined deeply lobed foliage topped with white flowers tinged pink in the spring.

12-14 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial TIARELLA ‘Sugar and Spice’ Foamflower

Deeply dissected leaves are centered with a dark blotch and  covered with a profusion of pink and white flowers in the spring.

8-10 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial TIARELLA ‘Sylvan Lace’ Foamflower

Deeply dissected leaves are marked with maroon.  Pink buds open to spikes of white “foamy” flowers in the spring.

8-10 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub TILIA cordata ‘Akira Gold’ Linden

A cultivar with beautiful butter yellow heart-shaped foliage.

20-25 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub TILIA cordata ‘Girard’s Pendula Nana’ Dwarf Linden

A very dwarf form of Linden with compact rounded head and tiny leaves.  Branchlets more pendulous than T. ‘Lico Dwarf’.

2-4 feet Sun 4
Annual TORENIA ‘Summer Wave Blue’ Wishbone Flower

Blue-violet, snapdragon-like flowers all summer on a trailing plant.  This fast-growing and heat tolerant variety will grow in partial shade.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade
Annual TORENIA ‘Summer Wave Silver’ Wishbone Flower

Light lavender, snapdragon-like flowers all summer. Fast-growing and heat-tolerant. Trailing to 18 inches.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade
Perennial TRICYRTIS formosana ‘Samurai’ Toadlily

Similar to T. ‘Gilt Edge’ with darker purple flowers and more compact.  Clean gold-edged foliage.

18-20 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial TRICYRTIS hirta ‘Miyazaki’ Toadlily

White to lavender orchid-like flowers heavily spotted with purple on arching stems in late summer.

12-18 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial TRICYRTIS ‘Seiryu’ Toadlily

Lavender flowers are spotted with dark purple and petals are darker at the tips.  Bloom appear on arching stems in late summer.

18-24 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial TRICYRTIS ‘Sinonome’ Toadlily

Up-facing white flowers with ruby speckling. Clump-forming with blooms in late summer through autumn.

26-28 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial TRILLIUM erectum Red Wakerobin

Our native red trillium.  Lovely in woodland gardens.

12-14 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial TRILLIUM grandiflorum White Wakerobin

Our native trillium with large white flowers in early spring.

16-18 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial TRILLIUM grandiflorum multiplex Double White Trillium

A beautiful, long-blooming double form of the native white trillium.

12-14 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial TROLLIUS ‘Lemon Supreme’ Globeflower

Lemony yellow bowl-shaped spring flowers. This is a vigorous compact selection.  Nice round buds and attractive lobed foliage.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial TROLLIUS ‘New Moon’ Globeflower

Large creamy yellow globe flowers are larger than those of T. ‘Alabaster’ and the plant is more vigorous.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4