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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial Lychnis coronaria ‘Angel’s Blush’ Rose Campion

Re-seeding short-lived perennial with silver foliage and pale pink flowers with dark rose veins.

20-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ACANTHUS spinosus Bear's Breeches

Spikes of white flowers backed with dark red bracts in the summer.  Impressive, deeply cut, dark green, thistle-like foliage.  Makes a great architectural accent.  Needs excellent drainage in the winter.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial ACHILLEA ‘Apricot Delight’ Yarrow

Compact variety with salmon-pink flowers all summer. 

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ACHILLEA ‘Little Moonshine’ Yarrow

A smaller version of A. ‘Moonshine’ with the same lemon yellow flower umbels and feathery gray-green foliage.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial Achillea millefolium ‘Pomegranate’ Fern Leaf Yarrow

Deep, vibrant red flowers with golden yellow centers bloom from early to late summer atop gray-green, ferny leaves. The color stays rich even with the full heat of summer.

18-29" Sun 4
Perennial ACHILLEA ‘Moonshine’ Yarrow

Sulphur-yellow flowers June through August. Silvery foliage.

18-20 inches Sun 2
Perennial Achillea ‘Sassy Summer Sangia’ Yarrow

Taller than other varieties this Yarrow has bright red flower clusters in summer and with a good rebloom if deadheaded.

30-36 Sun 3
Perennial Achillea ‘Sassy Summer Taffy’ Yarrow

Taller and sturdier stems help this yarrow stand out with bright pink flower heads in summer with good rebloom if deadheaded.

30-36" Sun 3
Perennial ACHILLEA ‘Saucy Seduction’ Yarrow

Long-blooming yellow-centered rosy-pink blooms on sturdy, upright plants. Best grown in lean soils.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial ACHILLEA ‘Strawberry Seduction’ Yarrow

Long-blooming yellow-centered red blooms on a sturdy, upright plant. Best grown in lean soils.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ACHILLEA ‘Sunny Seduction’ Yarrow

Bright butter-yellow blooms through the summer. Best grown in lean soils.

22-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ACHILLEA tomentosa ‘King Edward’ Dwarf Yarrow

A mat-forming yarrow with feathery gray-green foliage.  Lemon yellow flowers in showy umbels bloom in June.   A drought tolerant plant for the rock garden

2-4 inches Sun 3
Perennial ACONITUM carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’ Monkshood

Dark violet spikes in Sept-Oct. Excellent glossy dark-green foliage all season.

48-54 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ACONITUM carmichaelii ‘Royal Flush’ Monkshood

Striking spring foliage emerges dark red and changes to green by summer.  Typical dark purple-blue flowers in late summer on red-purple stems.

48-54 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ACONITUM fischeri Monkshood

Strong stems that don’t require staking. Lovely late summer hooded blue-violet flower spikes.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ACONITUM krylovii Krylov's Monkshood

Creamy white hooded flowers on tall spikes mid to late summer. Deep green foliage holds up well after bloom.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ACTAEA pachypoda Baneberry

White flowers followed in spring by distinctive white fruit held on red pedicels. This native plant is poisonous.

12-24 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial ACTAEA rubra Red Baneberry

Native plant for shade or woodland areas. Delicate white flowers in round clusters appear in spring followed by bright red berries (which are poisonous).

12-24 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial Adenophora confusa Fairybells ‘Gaudy Violet’ Ladybells

Free flowering habit, terminal racemes of elegant, soft violet drooping bell-shaped flowers, held on upright stems well above the foliage, blooms from early summer to fall, deadhead to re-bloom, tight clumping habit with strong, healthy green foliage.

20-28" Sun/Part Shade 4
Fern ADIANTUM pedatum Maidenhair Fern

Our lovely native Maidenhair fern of delicate form and texture.

12-14 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial AGASTACHE ‘Blue Boa’ Anise Hyssop

Dense spikes of deep violet-blue flowers over dark green foliage.  Blooms through the summer and is a pollinator magnet.

28-30 inches Sun 5
Perennial AGASTACHE ‘Blue Fortune’ Anise Hyssop

Long-lasting lavender-blue flower spikes all summer. Foliage is fragrant.  Great pollinator plant.  Not long-lived, but reseeds reliably.

2-3 feet Sun 4
Perennial Agastache cana ‘Sinning Sonoran Sunset’ Anise Hyssop

Bright rose flowers on bushy plants all summer. A hummingbird magnet!

16-18" Sun 4
Perennial AGASTACHE foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ Anise Hyssop

Fragrant chartreuse foliage contrasts with violet flowers. Blooms through the summer.  Short-lived but reseeds readily.

18-24 inches Sun 5
Perennial Ajuga Feathered Friends ‘Parrot Paradise’ Bugleweed

Three colors on a single plant! Stunning tri-color leaves of bright yellow, orange, and red on this new ultra-hardy hybrid Ajuga, plants are topped in spring with beautifully contrasting cobalt-blue flowers.

6" Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial AJUGA reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Bugleweed

A cultivar with shiny, very dark burgundy scalloped foliage.  Short spikes of deep blue blooms cover the plant in the spring.  Slow-spreading to 3 feet wide.

4-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Ajuga reptans ‘Blueberry Muffin’ Carpet Bugle

Forms a dense mat of rounded green leaves that start out with a nice bronze flush than covered with blueberry-colored flowers in summer.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AJUGA reptans ‘Metallica Crispa’ Bugleweed

Distinctly curled leaves of dark bronze. Unlike other Ajuga, it’s not a rapid spreader.

4-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AJUGA reptans ‘Pink Lightning’ Bugleweed

Nicely variegated pale green leaves edged in cream. Pretty lavender-pink spring flowers in spring

4-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ALCEA ficifolia ‘Las Vegas’ Hollyhock

A single-flowered species that is more resistant to rust.  This strain is a mixture of bright shades of pink, red, yellow and white.

5-6 feet Sun 4
Perennial Alcea ficifolia ‘Indian Spring’ Hollyhocks

A mix of bright single flowers on tall, strong stems.

4-5 feet Sun 2
Perennial ALCEA rosea ‘Blacknight’ Hollyhock

New introduction in the ‘Spotlight’ series. Black-purple single flowers; blooms first year and truly perennial (unlike the old-fashioned biennial varieties). Cut to ground after bloom.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial ALCEA rosea ‘Halo Cerise’ Hollyhock

This variety is covered with large, single, deep cerise pink flowers with a rich purple halo.  Blooms from midsummer to fall.

5-6 feet Sun 2
Perennial Alcea rosea ‘Halo Lavender’ Hollyhocks

Single lavender flowers with a pick central halo.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial ALCEA rosea ‘Mars Magic’ Hollyhock

New introduction in the ‘Spotlight’ series. Bright red single flowers; blooms first year and perennial (unlike the old-fashioned biennial varieties). Cut to ground after bloom.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial Alcea rosea ‘Sunshine’ Hollyhock

Bright yellow, single flowers are produced on tall, sturdy stalks in midsummer.

5-6 feet Sun 3
Perennial ALCEA rugosa Russian Hollyhock

Single lemon yellow flowers with rust-resistant wrinkled foliage.

6-7 feet Sun 4
Perennial ALCHEMILLA alpina Lady's Mantle

A dwarf form with sprays of chartreuse flowers.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial Alchemilla mollis Ladies Mantle

Large scalloped leaves catch the morning dew and transform the droplets into diamonds! It’s magic! Clouds of frothy chartreuse flowers are produced May-June.

12-18 Inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ALCHEMILLA sericata ‘Gold Strike’ Lady’s Mantle

Low tufts of grey-green scalloped foliage, with umbels of bright gold flowers late spring to early summer.

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ALLIUM aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’ Ornamental Onion

Lilac-purple 4″ spherical flower heads in May. This plant always attracts lots of attention in the garden. Goes dormant after bloom. Excellent cut.

2-3 feet Sun 3
Perennial Allium cernuum Nodding Onion

Clumps of flat, narrow, grass-like leaves and tiny bell-shaped, pink to lilac pink (occasionally white) flowers which appear in loose, nodding clusters.

12-18 Inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ALLIUM karataviense ‘Ivory Queen’ Turkestan Onion

Dense 3 inch ivory globes in spring over broad, glaucous foliage.  

8-10 inches Sun 5
Perennial ALLIUM ‘Medusa’ Ornamental Onion

Profuse 2” lavender-purple globes in midsummer over a mound of twisted gray-green foliage.  Great pollinator plant.

20-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ALLIUM ‘Millenium’ Ornamental Onion

Profuse 2” rosy purple umbels on strong stems in mid to late summer.

16-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial ALLIUM senescens ‘Glaucum’ Circle Onion

Flat corkscrew shoots form a distinctive clump. Pink flowers in late summer.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial ALLIUM sphaerocephalon Drumstick Allium

Egg-shaped flower heads start out green and change to purple. Self-sowing.

24-30 inches Sun 3
Perennial Allium ‘Windy City’ Ornamental Onion

Dwarf ornamental onion with rich purple balls of flowers on dark purple stems. The seed heads are also ornamental for winter interest.

15-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ALYSSUM montanum ‘Mountain Gold’ Basket of Gold

Masses of yellow blooms over evergreen silver-gray foliage in spring. Forms a low-spreading mound.  Needs good drainage. Great for rock gardens.

4-6 inches Sun
Perennial AMSONIA ‘Blue Ice’ Bluestar

A new, long-blooming form with dark blue flowers. Habit is dense and mounding.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 4