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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial AMSONIA ciliata ‘Hubrichtii’ Bluestar

Thread-like leaves and very pale blue flowers in June-July. Awesome yellow fall color for weeks.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AMSONIA illustris Shining Bluestar

Pyramidal clusters of small light blue flowers in spring.  Yellow fall color.  Similar to A. tabernaemontana, but foliage is thicker and shinier.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial AMSONIA montana Bluestar

Pale blue flowers in June. Broader foliage is soft yellow in fall. Forms a full shrub-like clump.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AMSONIA tabernaemontana Bluestar

Blue flowers in June. Green willow-like foliage is soft yellow in fall.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AMSONIA tabernaemontana ‘Storm Cloud’ Bluestar

In this cultivar the stems emerge near black in the spring!  Typical blue flowers cover the plant in early summer.  Forms a wide mound.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel’ Bugloss

Bright blue forget-me-not flowers over shrubby plants with fuzzy foliage. Blooms early summer with brilliant cobalt-blue flowers.

12-14 inches Sun 3
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 hyb. ‘Queen Charlotte’ Japanese Anemone

Semi-double, rosy pink flowers atop somewhat compact plants.

24-36" Sun/Part Shade 5
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
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 trifolia Wood anemone

A beautiful white European Anemone with dark green, toothed leaves. Blooms later than Anemone nemerosa varieties and spreads in a friendly way forming a low ground cover.

6-8 inches Part Shade/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 ‘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 2-3′ foot stems make great cut flowers. Blooms from September to October.

2-3' feet Part Shade/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 ‘Shoaf’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
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
Perennial Aquilegia buergeriana ‘Calimero’ Dwarf Columbine

Plum purple flowers with light yellow centers on compact plants. Reblooms throughout the summer.

8 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial Aquilegia caerulea ‘McKana’s Giant’ Columbine

Long spurred flowers in shades of red, pink and yellow.

30-32 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
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 canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’ Dwarf Wild Columbine

Bright red and yellow flowers on our Northeast native wildflower that is half the size of the specie. Blooming in April and May.

Sun/Part Shade 3
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 ‘Kirigami Mix’ Columbine

Kirigami  columbines have long-spurred, upward-facing bicolored flowers in spring.  This selection in a mix of colors.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ARABIS sturii Rockcress

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

2-4 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 ARENARIA montana ‘Avalanche’ Sandwort

Snowy white flowers May through June.  Moss-like foliage forms a spreading mound.  This new cultivar is more compact with larger flowers than the species.

4-6 inches Sun 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 Armeria maritima ‘Victor Reiter’ Sea Thrift

Needle-like foliage forms tight buns with soft pink balls of flowers May & June. Perfect for rock gardens.

4-8 inches Sun 3
Perennial Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ Wormwood

Finely cut silver foliage covers this shrubby plant, softens edges and blends well with most colors.

24-26" Sun/Part Shade 5
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 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 Swamp Milkweed

Clusters of rosy-purple flowers at the ends of tall stems attract pollinators like there’s no tomorrow! Best in consistently moist soil.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed

Large globes of lavender flowers. A Monarch butterfly magnet! Blooms July-September.

Sun 4
Perennial ASCLEPIAS tuberosa Butterfly Weed

Large heads of brilliant orange flowers July through August. Best in drier conditions.

22-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial Asclepias tuberosa ‘Hello Yellow’ Butterfly Weed

Golden yellow flowers on Saturday stems are beloved by all the butterflies.

24-26" Sun 3