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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial COREOPSIS verticillata ‘Route 66’ Threadleaf Tickseed

Yellow daisies with a ring of burgundy around the center which bleeds down to the petal tips.

24-28 inches Sun 5
Perennial COREOPSIS verticillata ‘Sweet Marmalade’ Threadleaf Tickseed

Orange daisies in summer fade to a soft apricot by early fall.

16-18 inches Sun 5
Perennial CORNUS canadensis Bunch Berry

A beautiful native ground cover with large, white flowers followed by scarlet berries. Leaves turn crimson in fall. Needs woodsy conditions to thrive.

2-4 inches Part Shade/Shade 3
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
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
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
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
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Aurora White’ 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 clean white flowers.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Black Knight’ Pacific Hybrid Delphinium

Flowers deep midnight violet.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Blue Jay’ Pacific Hybrid Delphinium

Clear medium blue flowers with a dark bee.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Blue Lace’ New Millennium Hybrid Delphinium

A new strain of Delphinum with stronger stems and increased tolerance of heat and humidity.  This variety with light blue flowers tinged pink.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Guardian Blue’ Guardian Delphinium Series

The Guardian series are early-flowering with narrow, stronger flower spikes. Excellent vigor and disease resistance. This mid-sized selection has deep-blue petals and strong stems that are great for cutting.

30-40 inches Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Guardian Lavender’ Guardian Hybrid Delphinium

The Guardian series are early-flowering with narrow, strong flower spikes.  Excellent vigor and disease resistance.  This cultivar with light lavender blue to mauve flowers.  

30-40 inches Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Magic Pure White’ Magic Hybrid Delphinium

White flowers on strong spikes. Plants are more compact than older strains of delphiniums.

30-36 inches Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Magic Sky Blue’ Magic Hybrid Delphinium

Sky-blue flowers with white bees on strong spikes. Plants are more compact than older strains of delphiniums.

30-36 inches Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Million Dollar Blue’ Hybrid Delphinium

A compact hybrid with true blue flowers on sturdy stems.  Heat and cold tolerant.

30-36 inches Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Pink Punch’ New Millennium Hybrid Delphinium

Violet-pink flowers on sturdy spikes. Said to be the deepest pink delphinium to date. New Millennium hybrids are more tolerant of heat and humidity than Pacific hybrids

3-5 feet Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Purple Passion’ New Millennium Hybrid Delphinium

A new strain of Delphinum with stronger stems and increased tolerance of heat and humidity.  This variety with rich purple flowers and a white bee.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial DELPHINIUM ‘Red Lark’ Hybrid Delphinium

Bright coral-red double blooms on a compact plant.  A new color in Delphiniums.

2-3 feet Sun 3
Perennial DIANTHUS ‘Angel of Desire’ Border Pink

Fragrant red flowers have petals centered with white. From the Scent from Heaven series of pinks noted for fragrance, vigor and long bloom season through the summer.

8-12 inches Sun 5
Perennial DIANTHUS arenarius ‘Little Maiden’ Sand Pink

Fragrant, pure white, frilly flowers on 4” stems, from mid to late summer. Blue-green foliage is compact and low-growing.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial DIANTHUS barbatus ‘Barbarini Red’ Dwarf Sweet William

A vigorous reseeding biennial, this cultivar is covered with fragrant deep red flowers in early summer and is more compact than other strains.

Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIANTHUS ‘Coconut Surprise’ Border Pink

Semi-double white flowers centered in deep red in June.  Likes well-drained, alkaline soils.

6-10 inches Sun 4
Perennial DIANTHUS deltoides ‘Confetti Deep Red’ Maiden Pink

Deep red flowers cover green, mat-forming foliage in June.

4-6 inches Sun 3
Perennial DIANTHUS gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’ Cheddar Pinks

Low-growing with single bright magenta flowers in June. Deep blue foliage.

6-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial DIANTHUS gratianopolitanus ‘Red Beauty’ Cheddar Pinks

A more compact and heat-tolerant sport of D. ‘Firewitch’.  Magenta red blooms cover the attractive blue foliage in June with some repeat flowering.

5-7 inches Sun 3
Perennial DIANTHUS gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Rubies’ Cheddar Pinks

Dense mounds of gray-green foliage. Double pink flowers in June.

4-5 inches Sun 3
Perennial DIANTHUS ‘Mountain Frost Silver Strike’ Border Pink

A long-blooming cultivar with fragrant, red-eyed pink flowers over tidy mounds of silvery foliage.

8-10 inches Sun 5
Perennial DIANTHUS ‘Plenty O Hot Pink’ Border Pinks

Hot pink 1” blooms through the summer.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial DIANTHUS ‘Shooting Star’ Border Pink

Single lavender pink blooms with a darker eye in the late spring.

6-8 inches Sun 5
Perennial DIANTHUS ‘Starlette’ Border Pinks

Frilly double deep rose flowers are centered in maroon. Spicy clove fragrance.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial DIANTHUS subacaulis ‘Gary Eichhorn’ Alpine Pink

Cushion-like blue-green foliage with single medium pink flowers in summer that emit a sweet clove fragrance.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial DIANTHUS x allwoodi ‘Frosty Fire’ Alpine Pink

A vigorous hybrid with double bright cherry red, fragrant flowers.  Blooms from late spring into summer over blue-gray foliage that forms compact mats.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial DICENTRA ‘Red Fountain’ Dwarf Bleeding Heart

Cherry red flowers over ferny blue-gray foliage from spring on.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial DICENTRA spectabilis ‘Alba’ Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

Pure white form of D. spectabilis. Beautiful and long-blooming. May go dormant by midsummer.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial DICENTRA spectabilis ‘Goldheart’ Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

A stunning gold-foliaged form with the typical pink flowers.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial DICENTRA spectabilis ‘Valentine’ Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

A redder cultivar of old-fashioned bleeding heart. Dark red stems.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial DIGITALIS ‘Goldcrest’ Perennial Foxglove

D. grandiflora x obscura cross with flower spikes of peachy-yellow bells spotted with maroon through the summer.  Sterile so blooms longer than other foxgloves.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIGITALIS grandiflora Perennial Foxglove

Soft yellow flowers June through July. Self sows. This species is reliably perennial.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIGITALIS lutea Straw Foxglove

Numerous tiny bell-shaped pale yellow flowers on slender spikes in the summer. 

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIGITALIS x mertonensis Perennial Foxglove

Beautiful strawberry colored “gloves” on strong upright stems in early summer.  From a cross between D. grandiflora and the biennial D. purpurea.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DISPORUM flavum Fairy Bells

Woodland plant with large tubular yellow flowers in spring.

28-30 inches Part Shade/Shade 4