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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial CAMPANULA ‘Viking’ Hybrid Bellflower

Large, lavender pendulous bells on upright spikes in late spring from low, mounding foliage.  This is a sterile non-running cultivar.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CENTAUREA montana Perennial Bachelor Button

Spring cornflower-like blooms of outstanding blue over gray-green foliage.  

12-14 inches Sun 3
Perennial CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides Plumbago

Low-growing groundcover with 1/2” gentian blue flowers from red buds in late summer.  Shiny green foliage turns bronze-red in the autumn.

6-10 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial CHELONE lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ Pink Turtlehead

Bronze-green spring foliage followed by rose flowers in late summer. Red stems.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CHRYSANTHEMUM ‘Autumn Moon’ Hardy “Global Warming” Mum

Introduced by Vermont Organics, these mums bloom late like C. ‘Sheffield’ from which they are descended, and are hardy to Zone 4. They have single pale yellow flowers tinged with pink.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial CHRYSANTHEMUM ‘Sheffield’ Hardy Chrysanthemum

Single pale flesh pink daisies in October.

24-30 inches Sun 4
Perennial CHRYSOGONUM virginianum Golden Star

A lovely native groundcover with bright yellow daisies from spring into summer. Adaptable to different soil types.

6-8 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial CHRYSOGONUM virginianum ‘Superstar’ Golden Star

A less spreading form with typical yellow blooms.

6-8 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial CIMICIFUGA japonica ‘Hillside Splashdance’’ Japanese Bugbane

Clumps of maple-like leaves are patterned with chartreuse and dark green.  Flowers spikes of creamy white appear in late summer.  From Hillside Nursery.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CIMICIFUGA racemosa Black Snakeroot

White bottle-brush-like flowers on slender but strong black stems in July.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CIMICIFUGA ramosa ‘Atropurpurea’ Purple-leaved Snakeroot

Ferny, purplish-green foliage, with long lasting fragrant white flower spikes in Aug.-Sept.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CIMICIFUGA ramosa ‘Chocoholic’ Purple-leaved Snakeroot

Deep purple foliage with fragrant flower spikes that open a soft pink and age to white . Combine this with variegated or yellow foliage.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CIMICIFUGA ramosa ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ Purple-leaved Snakeroot

One of the darkest foliage forms.  Typical tall spikes of fragrant creamy white flowers in late summer.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS alpina ‘Stolwijk Gold’ Alpine Clematis

Bright gold foliage early changing to chartreuse. May to June brings pendant blue flowers. What a gorgeous combination!

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Andromeda’ Hybrid Clematis

Large semi-double white flowers are accented with rose pink bars.  These late spring blooms are followed by single flowers in late summer.  Intermediate pruning required.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Ernest Markham’ Hybrid Clematis

Magenta flowers with yellow stamens July through September.   Prune hard in the spring.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘General Sikorski’ Hybrid Clematis

Dark lavender 6” blooms are tinged with red and centered with cream stamens. Blooms May-June and then later in the season Intermediate pruning.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Guernsey Cream’ Hybrid Clematis

Large light yellow blooms with pale green bars fade to creamy white. Petals are rounded and overlapping.  Profuse bloom in late spring and repeats in late summer.  Intermediate pruning required.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Hagley Hybrid’ Hybrid Clematis

Large shell pink flowers with purple stamens on a vigorous plant.  Prune hard in the spring.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Henryi’ Hybrid Clematis

Large white flowers June through September. Prune hard in the spring.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS heracleifolia ‘Davidiana’ Bush Clematis

A non-vining Clematis with upright woody stems to 3′, topped with numerous, small, reflexed bright blue flowers from late July to frost.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial CLEMATIS integrifolia ‘Mongolian Bells’ Solitary Clematis

A non-vining compact seed selection with single, nodding pink, blue or white flowers in June and July.  Ornamental seed heads in late summer.

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Jackmanii’ Hybrid Clematis

Lovely velvety purple flowers June through Sept. Deservedly popular. Prune hard.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Julka’ Hybrid Clematis

Showy deep violet blooms barred with red and centered with white stamens.  Blooms late spring to summer with some repeat in the fall. Habit is compact. Intermediate pruning required.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Miss Bateman’ Hybrid Clematis

Star-shaped pure white flowers with dark anthers in June. Very free-flowering. Intermediate pruning.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Mrs. Robert Brydon’ Hybrid Clematis

A non-climbing vine with numerous small bluish-white flowers in late summer.  A useful filler that can be trained on a trellis or left to sprawl through other woody plants.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Multi-Blue’ Hybrid Clematis

Very double dark blue 4”-5” flowers in June and Sept. Intermediate pruning.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Nelly Moser’ Hybrid Clematis

Large flowers of light mauve with pink bars May-June. Intermediate pruning.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Niobe’ Hybrid Clematis

Ruby red flowers with yellow stamens through the summer. Prune hard in the spring.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS paniculata Sweet Autumn Clematis

Numerous fragrant small white flowers in September. Prune hard in spring.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Pink Champagne’ Hybrid Clematis

Bright pink 4-5” flowers with cream stamens. Blooms in May-June then repeats in Aug.-Sept. Intermediate pruning.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Ramona’ Hybrid Clematis

Large clear blue flowers with red anthers bloom July through September.  Intermediate pruning.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS recta ‘Serious Black’ Erect Clematis

A non-climbing Clematis with purple spring foliage maturing to dark green.  The small white flowers appear in late spring with some rebloom midsummer.  Non-rigid stems will need some support.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Roguchi’ Hybrid Clematis

This hybrid with C. integrifolia has fragrant, bell-shaped 2” flowers of deep purple from June through September.  Prune hard in spring.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Samantha Denny’ Hybrid Clematis

Large double blooms with pale blue to lilac petals marked with rose bars.  Late summer flowers on new growth open single.  Intermediate pruning required.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Sapphire Indigo’ Hybrid Clematis

A compact, mounding form with indigo blue 4” flowers through the summer.  Petals are narrow and slightly recurved.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Silver Moon’ Hybrid Clematis

Large silvery lilac blooms centered with yellow stamens.  Flowers June through September.  Intermediate pruning required.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Stand By Me’ Bush Clematis

A hybrid of C. integrifolia that is more vigorous and floriferous.  Erect stems are covered with reflexed blue bells in late spring followed by thread-like seed heads.  Will need support as it matures.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Sweet Summer Love’ Hybrid Clematis

Small, fragrant cranberry-colored blooms from July through mid-September.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Vancouver Plum Gorgeous’ Hybrid Clematis

Extra large 6-8” flowers are plum purple and bloom June through September.  Intermediate pruning.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Violet Stardust’ Bush Clematis

A hybrid bush clematis covered with small violet-blue, starry flowers centered with contrasting white stamens. Blooms late spring to early summer.  It will need some support.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CLEMATIS viticella ‘Avant-Garde’ Italian Clematis

Striking 2” red flowers are centered with a tuft of pink petals.  Prune hard in the spring.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS viticella ‘Polish Spirit’ Italian Clematis

Rich purple-blue, 3″ open flowers blooming July through Sept. Prune hard.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS viticella ‘Venosa Violacea’ Italian Clematis

Velvet purple flowers with white centers and distinctive violet venation. Blooms on new wood, so cut back after first bloom to encourage a second round.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CONVALLARIA majalis ‘Bordeaux’ Lily of the Valley

An old-time favorite. This cultivar with larger, more prolific, fragrant white flowers in May.

6-8 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial CONVALLARIA majalis ‘Rosea’ Lily of the Valley

Light pink-flowered form of old-time favorite.

6-8 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial COREOPSIS ‘Gilded Lace’ Hybrid Tickseed

A chance seedling likely a hybrid of the very tall C. tripteris and C. verticillata, with lacy foliage and profuse yellow flowers.  Blooms summer into the fall and is an excellent attracter to pollinators.

4-5 feet Sun 4
Perennial COREOPSIS ‘Uptick Cream & Red’ Hybrid Tickseed

Long-blooming cream flowers are centered in red.  Habit is tidy and compact.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial COREOPSIS ‘Uptick Gold & Bronze’ Hybrid Tickseed

Profuse golden yellow flowers centered in red through the summer on a low, mounding plant.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial COREOPSIS verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ Threadleaf Tickseed

Soft yellow flowers all summer. Mound of delicate foliage.

16-18 inches Sun 3