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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial LEWISIA cotyledon Hybrid Mix Bitterroot

Showy flowers in shades of pink to orange arise from a whorl of succulent foliage in early summer.  These rock garden plants need cool but light conditions and moist but sharply drained soil. Stone mulch helpful.

6-8 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial LEWISIA longipetala ‘Little Mango’ Bitterroot

Showy yellow-orange, starry blooms over succulent strap-like foliage.  For cool, well-drained conditions.

4-6 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial LIATRIS microcephela Small Head Gayfeather

A cute dwarf with profuse rose-purple flower spikes. Drought and clay tolerant.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial LIATRIS scariosa Eastern Gayfeather

Spikes of large lavender buttons in August-September.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Perennial LIATRIS spicata ‘Floristan White’ Spike Gayfeather

Spikes of white buttons in summer over grassy foliage.  The butterflies love this selection of the native gayfeather.

2-3 feet Sun 3
Perennial LIATRIS spicata ‘Kobold’ Spiked Gayfeather

Spikes with lavender buttons on a much smaller plant. The best butterfly plant!

14-16 inches Sun 3
Perennial LIGULARIA dentata ‘Britt Marie Crawford’ Big Leaf Ligularia

Large, dark chocolate maroon leaves with purple reverse are striking. Large orange-yellow daisies in late summer.

30-36 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial LIGULARIA dentata ‘Desdemona’ Big Leaf Ligularia

Large dark green leaves with purple undersides. Orange daisies in Aug-Sept. Must have moist soil and afternoon shade.

30-36 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial LIGULARIA dentata ‘Midnight Lady’ Big Leaf Ligularia

A seed strain with bronze purple foliage and typical gold daisies in late summer.

36-40 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial LIGULARIA ‘Osirus Cafe Noir’ Big Leaf Ligularia

Large heart-shaped leaves emerge deep purple-black and age to deep green. Glossy burgundy undersides and deep red stems. Golden daisy-like flowers in late summer.

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial LIGULARIA ‘Osirus Fantaisie’ Big Leaf Ligularia

Dark green deeply-lobed leaves with purple undersides and stems.  Yellow daisies in late summer.

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial LIGULARIA stenocephala ‘Bottle Rocket’ Narrow-spiked Ligularia

A new dwarf cultivar with a dense clump of shiny serrated foliage and yellow flower spikes on dark stems in midsummer.

28-30 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial LIGULARIA stenocephala ‘Little Rocket’ Narrow-spiked Ligularia

A new dwarf cultivar with long-stemmed, heart-shaped leaves and yellow flower spikes.

20-22 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial LILIUM martagon Martagon Lily

Tiers of delicate reflexed bells over tall stems of whorled foliage in the summer.  The blooms are in shades of white to red and are spotted maroon.  We’ll carry a hybrid mix as well as the following cultivars.

3-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial LILIUM martagon ‘Claude Shride’ Martagon Lily

Dark red flowers with reflexed petals and orange centers.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial LILIUM martagon ‘Orange Marmalade’ Martagon Lily

A Martagon hybrid covered with tiers of delicate orange flowers.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial LILIUM martagon ‘Pink Morning’ Martagon Lily

Pale blush pink flowers are dotted with dark freckles and are lightly scented.  Up to 50 blooms per stem!

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial LILIUM ‘Sunny Azores’ Oriental Pot Lily

Large, fragrant white flowers with yellow midribs in mid to late summer.  Lots of blooms on strong stems.  Can be grown in pots.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial LILIUM ‘Sunny Bonaire’ Oriental Pot Lily

Large, fragrant blush pink, upward-facing flowers in mid to late summer.  Lots of blooms on strong stems.  Can be grown in pots.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial LILIUM tigrinum ‘Pink Giant’ Tiger Lily

Light pink pendant blooms have recurved petals speckled with burgundy.  Flowers early to midsummer.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial LILIUM tigrinum ‘Splendens’ Tiger Lily

The classic tiger lily with recurved orange blooms heavily speckled with burgundy.  Early to midsummer bloom.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Perennial LINARIA purpurea Toadflax

Slender spikes of lavender flowers look like miniature snapdragons  Blooms in June.

28-30 inches Sun 4
Perennial LINUM narbonense Blue Flaz

Large clear blue flowers on slender stems held above whorls of narrow foliage.  Blooms late spring to early summer.  Drought tolerant.

1-2 feet Sun 5
Perennial LIRIOPE spicata ‘Silver Dragon’ Variegated Lilyturf

Grassy evergreen foliage is green striped with cream.  Excellent ground cover where hardy.  Spikes of small lavender flowers appear in late summer.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial LOBELIA cardinalis Cardinal Flower

A native plant for moist sites with intense red spikes of blooms in August.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial LOBELIA siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia

Deep blue flowers along the top half of sturdy 2-3 foot spikes.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial LOBELIA speciosa ‘Vulcan Red’ Cardinal Flower

Spikes of intense red flowers over dark purple foliage bloom from midsummer into fall. A hummingbird and butterfly magnet.  Not reliably hardy here, but worth growing as an annual.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 6
Perennial LUPINUS perennis Wild Lupine

Native wildflower with spikes of violet blue pea-like flowers in late spring. Good pollinator plant. Needs well-drained soil.

1-2 feet Sun 4
Perennial LYCHNIS coronaria Rose Campion

A self-sowing biennial with bright magenta summer flowers on thin stems over silvery-gray fuzzy foliage.

26-28 inches Sun 4
Perennial LYSIMACHIA nummularia ‘Aurea’ Gold Moneywort

Flat spreading groundcover with yellow-gold foliage and yellow spring flowers. Best color in light shade.

2-4 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial MECONOPSIS cambrica Welsh Poppy

Native to Western Europe and much easier to grow than the blue Himalayan poppies. Large yellow to orange poppy-like blooms in summer over lobed green foliage.

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial MERTENSIA virginica Virginia Bluebells

Early nodding bells open pink then turn soft blue. Summer dormant. Beautiful planted with Narcissus.

22-24 inches Part Shade/Shade 3
Perennial MONARDA ‘Balmy Purple’ Bee Balm

A new dwarf cultivar with violet purple blooms over attractive, dark green mildew-resistant foliage.  Blooms from late spring into the summer.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial MONARDA ‘Bee-You Bee Happy” Beebalm

Heavy blooming dwarf cultivar with bright red flowers. Mildew-resistant.

15-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial MONARDA ‘Coral Reef’ Bee Balm

Beautiful coral-pink flowers and fairly good mildew resistance.

36-42 inches Sun 4
Perennial MONARDA ‘Jacob Cline’ Bee Balm

Huge, red flowers. Dark green mildew-resistant foliage.

36-42 inches Sun 4
Perennial MONARDA ‘Raspberry Wine’ Bee Balm

Raspberry  buds open to wine-red flowers.  

2-3 feet Sun 4
Perennial MUKDENIA rossii ‘Crimson Fans’ Mukdenia

Large maple-like leaves emerge bronze, then age to green splashed red. Early white bell flowers. Likes moisture.

12-14 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial MUKGENIA ‘Nova Flame Mukgenia

A hybrid of Mukdenia ‘Crimson Fans’ and Bergenia with the former’s jagged foliage and great fall color and the latter’s early spring pink flowers.

6-8 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial NEPETA ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint

Dense spikes of indigo blue flowers on a tight-growing mound.  It will start blooming in late spring and continue through the summer with dead-heading.

12-14 inches Sun 3
Perennial NEPETA kubanica Catmint

Dense spikes of deep lavender-purple flowers through the summer over glossy green foliage.

24-30 inches Sun 4
Perennial NEPETA siberica ‘Souvenir d’ Andre Chaudron’ Siberian Catmint

Medium blue flowers on tall spikes most of the summer on upright plants.

2-3 feet Sun 4
Perennial NEPETA subsessilis ‘Blue Dreams’ Japanese Catmint

Large lavender blue flowers on upright stems through the summer.  Tidy, serrated medium green foliage.  Will grow in dappled shade and likes some moisture.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial NEPETA x faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ Catmint

Dense spikes of blue flowers on sturdy stems through the summer.  This cultivar has a tidier, more compact habit than other catmints.

14-18 inches Sun 3
Perennial NEPETA x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint

Long-blooming cultivar with soft lavender blooms from late spring on if sheared.

18-24 inches Sun 3
Perennial NIPPONANTHEMUM nipponicum Montauk Daisy

A shrubby perennial with large daisy flowers from midsummer into the fall. Foliage is glossy and succulent.  Drought tolerant.

2-3 feet Sun 5
Perennial OENOTHERA missouriensis Evening Primrose

Very flat growth with large lemon yellow flowers in June-July. Prefers a dry site.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial Oenothera speciosa ‘Siskiyou’ Evening Primrose

Large, light pink flowers with white centers in late spring through the summer.  Forms low spreading mounds.  Can be overly vigorous in warmer climates.

10-12 inches Sun 5
Perennial OPUNTIA phaeacantha ‘Orange Form’ Tulip Prickly Pear Cactus

Large pads have small hooked barbs and large orange flowers in spring.  For dry sites.

8-10 inches Sun 5
Perennial ORIGANUM ‘Herrenhausen’ Ornamental Oregano

Very ornamental oregano with small purplish two-lipped  flowers and dark foliage.  Blooms through the summer.  

12-24 inches Sun 5