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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial ASTER ericoides ‘Bridal Veil’ Heath Aster

This taller selection from a cross with A. ‘Snow Flurry’ has fine-textured foliage and an arching habit.  It’s covered with small white flowers in the fall.  From the Chicago Botanic Garden.

24-26 inches Sun 4
Perennial ASTER ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’ Heath Aster

A dense carpet of snow-white daisies in the fall. Looks great with heathers and sedums.

8-10 inches Sun 4
Perennial ASTER ‘Kickin Carmine Red’ Aster

A compact mounding aster covered with magenta red daisies from late summer through mid-autumn.

2-3 feet Sun 4
Perennial ASTER laevis ‘Blue Bird’ Smooth Aster

Single violet-blue 1″ flowers in large clusters throughout the fall. 

3-4 feet Sun 4
Perennial ASTER novae angliae ‘Alma Potschke’ New England Aster

Hot salmon-pink flowers August through September.

36-42 inches Sun 3
Perennial ASTER novae angliae ‘Marina Wolkonsky’ New England Aster

Dark violet flowers in autumn on strong stems.

48-54 inches Sun 3
Perennial ASTER novae angliae ‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster

Outstanding compact habit and strong purple flowers in Aug-Sept make this a favorite Aster of ours. Stunning massed with Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’.

16-18 inches Sun 3
Perennial ASTER oblongifolius ‘October Skies’ Aromatic Aster

Sky blue fall flowers on a compact plant. Drought and poor soil tolerant.

15-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ASTER oblongifolius ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ Aromatic Aster

Sky blue fall flowers on large, bushy plants. Drought and poor soil tolerant.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Perennial ASTER ‘Vibrant Dome’ Aster

Possibly a cross between A. ‘Purple Dome’ and the taller A. ‘Alma Potschke’, this hybrid is covered with semi-double raspberry-red daisies through September.  Compact, mounding habit.

16-18 inches Sun 3
Perennial ASTER ‘Wood’s Blue’ Dwarf Aster

Lavender blue flowers in September on a compact plant.  Mildew and rust resistant.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial ASTEROMEA mongolica Mongolian Aster

Small, semi-double daisies cover this plant through the summer.  (Formerly listed as Kalimeris pinnatifida ‘Hortensis’)

22-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Amber Moon’ Astilbe

Chartreuse gold foliage tinged with red matures to green. Rose-pink flower spikes on strong stems in midsummer.

30-36 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Alive and Kicking’ Astilbe

Dark rose-pink flowers on a robust plant. Midseason bloomer.

36-42 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ Astilbe

Large plumes of silvery white flowers on strong stems in July. Dark green foliage forms a compact mound.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Finale’ Astilbe

Airy light pink blooms in late summer over low mat-forming foliage.

14-16 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Lighthouse’ Astilbe

Large red plumes are held way above the foliage in early summer.

24-30 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’ Astilbe

A very large-growing Astilbe with large cherry red flower plumes held on chocolate stems. Blooms mid to late summer. Foliage emerges red and turns green.

36-42 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Mighty Red Quin’ Astilbe

Very large Astilbe with red flower plumes which age to dark pink. Blooms mid to late summer. Foliage emerges red and turns green.

36-42 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Milk and Honey’ Astilbe

Prolific creamy white flowers age to light pink. Attractive silver-marbled foliage. More drought tolerant than other Astilbes. Mid to late season blooms.

28-30 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Pumila’ Astilbe

Lavender pink flowers over low mat-forming foliage. A good ground cover. Blooms in August.

8-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Valerie’ Astilbe

A new heavily blooming cultivar with dense, bluish purple blooms in midsummer. Strong grower.

18-20 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Visions’ Astilbe

Bronze-green foliage and fragrant dark purple flowers mid to late season.

14-16 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Visions in Red’ Astilbe

Deep red buds open to dense, upright deep pink plumes. Compact bronze-green foliage and red stems. Mid to late season bloom

14-16 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Visions in White’ Astilbe

Upright white plumes in July.

20-30 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE chinensis ‘Visions Inferno’ Astilbe

Pink midsummer blooms fade to an attractive apple green.

24-30 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Chocolate Shogun’ Astilbe

A new intro from Japan with the darkest foliage yet.  Chocolate brown leaves through the season.  Light pink blooms in the summer.

20-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE crispa ‘Liliput’ Dwarf Astilbe

Salmon pink flowers over tight crinkled dark green foliage.  

6-8 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Delft Lace’ Astilbe

Salmon pink buds open to light pink blooms in midsummer. Foliage emerges burgundy and fades to dark blue-green.

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Peach Blossom’ Astilbe

Pale pink flowers in June.

18-20 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE simplicifolia ‘Sprite’ Astilbe

Delicate soft pink flowers over dark bronze foliage. Mid to late season bloom.

10-12 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Snowdrift’ Astilbe

The “whitest” white. Alan Bloom introduction. Early bloomer.

22-24 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE thunbergii ‘Ostrich Plume’ Astilbe

Pendulous salmon-pink plumes. Mid to late season bloom.

30-36 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE thunbergii ‘Red Charm’ Astilbe

Deep pink pendulous plumes. Mid to late season bloom.

3-4 feet Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Younique Salmon’ Astilbe

Upright, salmon to light pink plumes early to midsummer.

16-18 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial ASTILBE ‘Younique White’ Astilbe

Compact form with many stems of fluffy white plumes. Early to midseason bloom.

16-18 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Beauty’ Masterwort

Umbels of two-toned flowers and bracts are burgundy and white.Blooms late spring to early summer.

20-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Billions’ Masterwort

Large clusters of white umbels with petals tipped green.  Blooms through the summer.

20-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Fire’ Masterwort

Clusters of burgundy-red flowers with white centers on dark red stems. Mid to late summer bloom.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Magic’ Masterwort

Dark green foliage is edged and splashed with cream and topped with rosy-pink umbels early to mid-summer.

20-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial ASTRANTIA major ‘Vanilla Gorilla’ Masterwort

Blue-green foliage is attractively edged in creamy white. Silvery pink flowers in late spring, early summer.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial AUBRETIA ‘Blue Beauty’ Rockcress

Masses of double blue-violet flowers in spring over mat-forming gray-green foliage in early spring. 

4-6 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA ‘American Goldfinch’ False Indigo

Spires of golden yellow flowers in late spring.  Very floriferous.  Forms a wide clump.

36-42 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA australis False Indigo

Medium blue pea-like blossoms on short spikes in June on a shrub-like plant. Seed pods are attractive and useful for arrangements.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Blueberry Sundae’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit. This one with blue flowers.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Cherries Jubilee’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit.  In this form maroon buds open to maroon and yellow blooms.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Dutch Chocolate’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit. This cultivar has dark chocolate-purple flower spikes.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Lemon Meringe’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit. This cultivar has lovely lemon yellow blooms that contrast with the dark stems.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Pink Lemonade’ False Indigo

A new variety in the Decadence series with soft yellow flowers that age to rose.  The two-toned blooms are set off by black stems.  Plant habit is dense and bushy.

36-42 inches Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA Decadence ‘Pink Truffle’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit.  This cultivar with clear soft pink flowers  — an unusual color in Baptisia!

30-36 inches Sun 4