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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial SANGUISORBA menziesii ‘Dali Marble’ Burnet

Maroon bottlebrush-like flowers in summer over blue-green toothed foliage edged in white. Excellent for moist soils.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Red Thunder’ Burnet

Wine red bottlebrush blooms on stiff stems over green pinnate foliage. Blooms from midsummer into the fall.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SANGUISORBA officinalis ‘Tanna’ Burnet

Wine colored bottlebrush flowers on 18” stems above finely cut blue-green foliage. Good for cutting. Prefers a moist site.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SANGUISORBA tenuifolia ‘Alba’ White Burnet

Small white bottle-brush flowers on tall stems in late summer.  Best in moist sites.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SAPONARIA ocymoides Soapwort

Vigorous mat-forming plant with prolific bright pink flowers in May.

6-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial SAPONARIA ocymoides ‘Snow Tip’ Soapwort

A white-flowered cultivar smothered in white blooms in spring.

6-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial SAXIFRAGA arendsii ‘Purple Robe’ Mossy Saxifrage

Mossy evergreen foliage and carmine-red flowers in spring.  

8-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial SAXIFRAGA bryoides ‘Martin’s Red’ Mossy Saxifrage

Cushions of bright green, finely divided foliage are covered with flat-topped clusters of star-shaped deep pink flowers in late spring.

4-6 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial SAXIFRAGA cotyledon ‘Caterhamensis’ Saxifrage

Evergreen rosettes of recurved silver-edged leaves. Showy white flowers spotted red in sprays up to 1 foot high in late spring.

6-10 inches Sun 4
Perennial SAXIFRAGA paniculata ‘Teckles’ Saxifrage

Cushions of silver foliage in small rosettes.  Red-spotted white flowers in late spring.

2-6 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial SAXIFRAGA virginiensis Early Saxifrage

Native with small white fragrant flowers. The blooms emerge in clusters on hairy stalks in early spring over rosettes of oval foliage.  Found on cliffs and rocky slopes.

6-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial SAXIFRAGA x edithae ‘Bridget’ Saxifrage

Lovely light pink, red-centered flowers on red stems over tight mounds of silver rosettes.

2-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial SCABIOSA caucasica ‘Fama Deep Blue’ Pincushion Flower

Large, deep blue pincushion flowers on strong stems from midsummer to fall. Best in non-acidic soils.  Drought tolerant.

18-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial SCOPOLIA carniolica Henbane Bell

Central European woodlander with dark brown-violet bells in early spring. A fascinating oddball, but it is poisonous.  Summer dormant.

18-24 inches Sun 5
Perennial SCUTELLARIA incana Downy Skullcap

Eastern native with showy branched spikes of blue skullcap blooms in late summer.  Attractive dark, crinkly foliage.

20-30 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM Abbey Dore’ Stonecrop

Pink to red flowers in late summer over tidy blue-green foliage.  Red seedpods follow.  Upright and compact.  

14-16 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM acre ‘Aureum’ Gold Moss Sedum

A mat of succulent lime green foliage covered with star-shaped yellow flowers in summer.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM album ‘Coral Carpet’ Stonecrop

Small, rounded, succulent foliage in a spreading mat. Leaves emerge coral in spring and turn bronzy red in the autumn. White flowers in June.

3-6 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM anglicum ‘Love’s Triangle’ Stonecrop

Mats of tiny powder-blue leaves topped by single pale pink flowers in late spring.

2-3 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Bundle of Joy’ Rock 'N Grow Stonecrop

Mounds of succulent green foliage are covered with domes of white flowers in late summer.

10-12 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Carl’ Stonecrop

More compact than S. ‘Autumn Joy’ and more resistant to stem rot. Large clusters of deep pink flowers over a dense clump of gray-green foliage from late summer into fall.

18-20 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM cauticola ‘Lidakense’ Stonecrop

Low cushions of blue-gray foliage edged in purple. Rose flowers in late summer.

3-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Class Act’ Stonecrop

Large heads of bright rose-pink flowers in late summer on upright compact plants. RHS merit award winner.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Desert Red’ Stonecrop

Low spreader with blue-green foliage darkening in bright sun. Deep rose flowers in late summer followed by shiny red seed heads.

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Double Martini’ Stonecrop

Olive green foliage on contrasting maroon stems topped with pink flowers in summer.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM hispanicum Spanish Stonecrop

Compact domes of small, succulent blue-gray foliage tipped pink. Blush flowers in summer.

2-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘John Creech’ Stonecrop

A very good groundcover with pink flowers in July over bright green foliage.

1-2 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM kamtschaticum Kamtchatka Stonecrop

Mats of bright green. Yellow flowers in June, orange seed heads. Reliable groundcover.

4-6 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Lemonjade’ Stonecrop

Lemon yellow flowers in early fall cover the stocky mounds of gray-green toothed foliage.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Stonecrop

Clusters of bright yellow flowers in summer cover the glossy, dark green foliage.  Habit is tidy and compact.

6-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Matrona’ Stonecrop

Gray-green leaves edged pink with large pink flowers in Aug-Sept.

20-22 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Mr. Goodbud’ Stonecrop

A compact form with dusky foliage and dark mauve flowers in late summer.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Popstar’ Stonecrop

Blue-green foliage in a dense mound is covered with cherry pink flowers in late summer.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Pure Joy’ Stonecrop

A mounding form with light green foliage covered with domes of bubblegum pink in late summer.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM reflexum Stonecrop

Bluish green foliage like a tiny spruce forest. Yellow flowers in summer.

6-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM rupestre ‘Angelina’ Stonecrop

Brilliant yellow spruce-like foliage. Yellow flowers in summer. Excellent for ground cover or container.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM serpentini Stonecrop

Low growing creeper with red-brown foliage and pink summer blooms.

2-4 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM sieboldii ‘Mediovariegata’ October Daphne

Striking gold and blue variegated foliage on a compact mounding plant. Pink flowers in fall.

10-12 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spectabile ‘Autumn Fire’ Showy Stonecrop

An improved S. ‘Autumn Joy’ with thicker stems that hold the flower heads more erect.

28-30 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spectabile ‘Hot Stuff’ Showy Stonecrop

A seedling of S. ‘Brilliant’ with bright purple-pink domes of flowers in late summer. Forms a tight, upright mound.

12-14 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spectabilie ‘Neon’ Stonecrop

Sport of S. ‘Brilliant’ with deeper, more consistent rose-pink color. 

22-24 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spurium ‘Tricolor’ Stonecrop

Red, green and white foliage with pale pink flowers.

2-4 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM spurium ‘Voodoo’ Stonecrop

Mats of intense bronze to deep mahogany foliage. Rose-red flowers late in the season.

2-4 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM ‘Sunsparkler Dream Dazzler’ Stonecrop

A sport of Sedum ‘Plum Dazzled’ with multicolored spring foliage maturing to purple with a pink edge.  Magenta pink flowers apppear in the fall.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM Sunsparkler ‘Lime Twister’ Stonecrop

A sport of S. ‘Lime Zinger’ with the same lime foliage now edged in cream.  A real cutie!  Rose pink flowers in late summer.

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM Sunsparkler ‘Plum Dazzled’ Stonecrop

Like S. ‘Dazzleberry’ with even darker foliage and rose-pink blooms 2-3 weeks later.  Plant is compact and well-branched.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM Sunsparkler ‘Wildfire’ Stonecrop

A sport of S. ‘Firecracker’ with burgundy red foliage edged in pink and rose-pink flowers in late summer.

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEDUM ‘Superstar’ Stonecrop

Hot pink flowers in late summer cover the smoky blue-gray foliage.  Forms a compact mound.

10-12 inches Sun 3
Perennial SEDUM takesimense ‘Atlantis’ Stonecrop

Low spreader with striking cream variegation on the dark green, serrated foliage.  Small yellow flowers in midsummer.

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial SEMPERVIVUM Assorted Hens & Chicks

An assortment of colors and forms, all excellent for the dry, sunny garden.

2-4 inches Sun 4