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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial ANDROSACE sempervivoides ‘Susan Joan’ Rock Jasmine

Small rosettes of silvery foliage topped with clusters of light pink flowers maturing to rose.  Blooms in spring.

2-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial ANEMONE ‘Dreaming Swan’ Hybrid Anemone

Large semi-double white flowers have petals backed with lilac.  Starts  blooming as early as late June and continues through the fall.  Forms a non-spreading clump of glossy green foliage.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial ANEMONE hupehensis ‘September Charm’ Japanese Anemone

Silvery pink flowers shaded darker pink on the outside. Blooms September into October.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial ANEMONE multifida ‘Annabella Deep Rose’ Windflower

A hardy Northeast native with deep rose, spring flowers over ferny green foliage. 

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONE multifida ‘Annabella White’ Windflower

A hardy Northeast native with creamy white, spring flowers over ferny green foliage. 

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONE nemerosa Wood Anemone

A European woodland flower of spreading habit. We will carry a variety of single or double forms in white, pink or blue.  Summer dormant.  

6-8 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONE ranunculoides ‘Flore Pleno’ Wood Anemone

Double yellow blooms in early spring. Summer dormant.

6-8 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONE ‘Spring Beauty’ Windflower

An Anemone sylvestris hybrid with bright pink flowers in late spring over ferny foliage.

12-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONE tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ Grapeleaf Anemone

Delicate pink flowers in September. Spreads. Hardier than other tall, fall anemones.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ Japanese Anemone

Clear white flowers atop 3’-4’ stems in fall.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Loreley’ Japanese Anemone

Lovely, pale pink semi-double blooms on sturdy stems in late summer.

36-42 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Pamina’ Japanese Anemone

Large double purple-pink flowers starting in late summer.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Whirlwind’ Japanese Anemone

Semi-double white flowers on 3-4 foot stems.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial ANEMONELLA thalictroides Rue Anemone

A woodland plant with white or pink flowers over fine foliage in early spring. It will go dormant in the summer. 

6-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONELLA thalictroides ‘Cameo’ Rue Anemone

A woodland plant with double light pink blooms for a long period in spring.  One of the more vigorous double varieties.

6-8 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONELLA thalictroides ‘Pink Pearl’ Rue Anemone

This cultivar has lavender-pink semi-double blooms.  It will go dormant in the summer.

6-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONELLA thalictroides ‘Shaof’s Double’ Rue Anemone

Showy deep pink, double blooms for weeks in spring.

6-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ANEMONOPSIS macrophylla False Anemone

Elegant woodland plant with waxy lavender bells in airy panicles. Summer-blooming.

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ANGELICA gigas Purple Angelica

Striking domes of burgundy flowers in late summer. Biennial.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ANTENNARIA dioica New Hybrids Mix Pussytoes

Gray mats with white, pink or red flower “tufts” in spring. Tolerant of dry conditions.

4-6 inches Sun 3
Perennial ANTENNARIA dioica ‘Rubra’ Pussytoes

Gray mats with pink flower “tufts” in spring. Tolerant of dry conditions.

2-4 inches Sun 3
Perennial ANTHEMIS tinctoria ‘Sauce Hollandaise’ Marquerite

Masses of creamy yellow daisies through the summer over aromatic, ferny foliage.  Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

24-26 inches Sun 4
Perennial AQUILEGIA canadensis Canadian Columbine

Our native columbine!  Short red spurs with yellow cup in early spring. Very sturdy grower. Let it seed around.

22-24 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial AQUILEGIA chrysantha ‘Yellow Queen’ Columbine

A southwest native long-spurred columbine with fragrant lemon yellow flowers in June.  This cultivar has upward-facing, brighter yellow flowers than the species.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial AQUILEGIA ‘Dove’ Songbird Columbine

Large white, long-spurred flowers in spring.   Upward facing blooms are showy and plants are compact.  May self-seed.

20-28 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial AQUILEGIA flabellata var. pumila Dwarf Columbine

Dwarf mounding form with blue and white flowers over glaucous foliage.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial AQUILEGIA ‘Kirigami Blue & White’ Columbine

Kirigami  columbines have long-spurred, upward-facing bicolored flowers in spring.  This selection in a mix of white and blue shades.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AQUILEGIA ‘Kirigami Rose & Pink” Columbine

Kirigami  columbines have long-spurred, upward-facing bicolored flowers in spring.  This selection in a mix of dark rose and lighter pink shades.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AQUILEGIA vulgaris ‘Grandmother’s Garden’ Columbine

Antique form with rose, violet and wine, short-spurred flowers in spring.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial AQUILEGIA vulgaris ‘Leprechaun Gold’ European Columbine

Violet short-spurred flowers over striking green and gold foliage in late spring.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ARABIS blepharohylla ‘Red Sensation’ Rockcress

A seed selection purported to be more perennial than the species with bright red flowers in early spring.  Foliage in low rosettes is evergreen.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial ARABIS blepharohylla ‘Spring Charm’ Rockcress

Fragrant deep pink flowers over low mounds of gray-green foliage in spring.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial ARABIS sturii Rockcress

Low-spreading mats of shiny green foliage covered with white flowers in spring.

2-4 inches Sun 4
Perennial ARABIS x arendsii ‘Rosabella’ Rockcress

Compact, prostrate, evergreen plant with pink flowers in the spring. 

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial ARALIA cordata ‘Sun King’ Golden Aralia

Beautiful gold foliage glows in the shade. Small clusters of white flowers in late summer are followed by purple berries.

36-42 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial ARISAEMA heterophyllum Dancing Crane Cobra Lily

Striking plants whose blooms look like cranes with long tongues sticking out of their mouths. These are held over rounded leaves divided into many finger-like leaflets. Easy to grow and multiplies well.  Dormant until late spring.  

30-36 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial ARISAEMA triphyllum Jack in the Pulpit

Our native Jack in the Pulpit with green-bronze spathes.

16-18 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial ARTEMISIA stelleriana ‘Silver Brocade’ Beach Wormwood

Wide, lobed, silvery foliage and prostrate habit. Doesn’t sucker.

3-4 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ARUNCUS aethusifolius Dwarf Goatsbeard

Creamy white flower spikes over attractive delicate ferny foliage in early summer. Lovely red fall color.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ARUNCUS dioicus Goatsbeard

Our native goatsbeard with creamy white plumes June through July. Dramatic and easy.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ARUNCUS dioicus ‘Whirlwind’ Goatsbeard

Creamy white plumes June through July. Dramatic. Shorter than the straight species with lacy foliage.

26-28 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ARUNCUS ‘Horatio’ Goatsbeard

A cross between A. aesthusifolius and A. dioicus. Bronze stems with cream flowers. Foliage turns corals to reds in the autumn.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ARUNCUS ‘Misty Lace’ Goatsbeard

A cross between the taller A. dioicus and more diminutive A. aethusifolius, this hybrid make a compact clump with creamy plumes in early summer.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial ASARUM arifolium Wild Ginger

Choice woodland groundcover with shiny arrow-shaped evergreen leaves highlighted with silver.  Early purple flowers hide under the foliage.

6-8 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial ASARUM canadense Wild Ginger

Native non-evergreen ginger with lustrous heart-shaped leaves. Unusual flowers hidden under the foliage. Makes a great groundcover.

6-8 inches Part Shade 2
Perennial ASARUM europaeum European Ginger

Distinctive shiny round leaves on an evergreen groundcover for humusy shade.

6-8 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASARUM lemmonii Lemmon Ginger

Lustrous heart-shaped leaves on a slow-spreading ground cover.  A California native that has proven to be hardy in Vermont.  Small purple brown  flowers in spring.

4-6 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
Perennial ASARUM splendens Chinese Wild Ginger

Large, heart-shaped, dark green foliage mottled with silver. Semi-evergreen.  Dark purple flowers in early spring are hidden under the foliage.  Hardy to zone 5 with protection.

6-8 inches Part Shade/Shade 6
Perennial ASCLEPIAS incarnata ‘Cinderella’ Swamp Milkweed

Soft pink flowers in showy clusters in July.  Milkweeds are excellent pollinator plants.

12-18 inches Sun 3
Perennial ASCLEPIAS incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ Swamp Milkweed

Showy white flowers in summer. Long lasting. Good cut.

36-42 inches Sun 3