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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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
Fern Athyrium nipponicum var. pictim ‘Metallicum’ Japanese Painted Fern

Silvery-grey fronds, almost metallic with burgundy and green highlights.

12-24 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial Aubrieta ‘hybrida ‘Audrey Purple Shades’ Rock Cress

Large purple flowers with yellow centers on spreading mat-forming plants blooming in spring.

6-8 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 ‘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 ‘Pink Truffles’ 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
Perennial BAPTISIA ‘Decadence Sparkling Sapphires’ False Indigo

The new Decadence Baptisias were selected for a shorter, more compact habit.  This cultivar has vivid violet blue flowers over deep blue-green foliage.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’ False Indigo

Spikes of unique, oversized flowers are held above the foliage. Blooms emerge a light lemon-over-cream color and age dramatically—first to cream, then to light and eventually medium violet.

24-36" Sun 4
Perennial BAPTISIA ‘Purple Smoke’ False Indigo

B. alba and B. australis cross with flowers that are smoky violet with a purple eye.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Perennial Belamcanda chinensis Blackberry Lily

A profusion of unique star-shaped flowers about 2″ wide are produced on compact plants. They can vary in color from bright yellow-orange to near red, and are always heavily spotted with red. The foliage is sword-shaped like that of a tall bearded iris.

24-36 Sun 4
Perennial Bellis ‘White with Red Tips’ English Daisy

Red tipped white pom-pom flowers cover the carpet forming plants. Great for rock gardens.

6-8 inches Sun 4
Perennial BOLTONIA asteroides ‘Snowbank’ False Aster

Profuse white flowers August through October over fine-textured foliage.

48-54 inches Sun 3
Perennial BRUNNERA macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ Forget Me Not

Striking heart-shaped foliage with a beautiful frosty overlay.

12-14 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial BRUNNERA macrophylla ‘Sea Heart’ Siberian Bugloss

Large silver heart-shaped leaves have prominent green veins with exceptional substance. Provides sprays of bright blue forget-me-not flowers in spring. An improved Brunnera that holds up far better in the heat and humidity of the summer. Stunning for the shade garden as well as containers.

12-14 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial BRUNNERA macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’ Forget Me Not

Silver foliage form similar to B. ‘Looking Glass’, but leaves are thicker, hairier and more resistant to heat and humidity.  Leaves mature to almost solid silver.

12-14 inches Part Shade 5
Grass CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha Korean Feather Reed Grass

Fluffy tawny pink plumes in Sept. fade to tan. Great fall accent. Reseeds.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Perennial CALAMINTHA nepeta ‘Blue Cloud’ Calamint

Compact growing to 18″ with tiny lavender flowers over aromatic foliage from midsummer on. Drought and deer-resistant.

12-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial CALAMINTHA nepeta ‘Marvelette Blue’ Calamint

Compact growing to 12″ with tiny lavender-blueflowers over aromatic foliage from midsummer on.  Drought and deer-resistant.

10-12 inches Sun 4
Perennial CALLUNA vulgaris Heather

Various foliage colors are excellent together or with other evergreens. Bloom in late summer, fall. Best in organic, acid well drained soil. Protect in winter. We’ll carry an assortment of foliage and flower colors.

6-8 inches Sun 5
Perennial Calluna vulgaris ‘Allegro’ Heather

Ruby flowers, dark green foliage; vigorous yet neat.

16-18" Sun 5
Perennial Calluna vulgaris ‘Con Brio’ Heather

Ruby flowers, yellowish green foliage in summer, turning bronze-red in winter.

12-16" Sun 5
Perennial Calluna vulgaris ‘Cuprea’ Heather

Lavender flowers, foliage lime-green with copper tips in spring, distinctive copper foliage in summer, turning bronze-red in winter; compact, upright habit.

8-10" Sun 5
Perennial Calluna vulgaris ‘J.H. Hamilton’ Heather

Deep pink flowers, dark green foliage; neat, dwarf habitspread 21–25cm. Flowers bright pink without any trace of purple.

4-6" Sun 5
Perennial Calluna vulgaris ‘Martha Hermann’ Heather

White flowers shaded lilac, bright apple-green foliage; compact.

6-10" Sun 5
Perennial Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Knight’ Heather

Lavender flowers, downy, grey foliage, deepening in winter to purple-grey; neat, vigorous, upright habit with few side-shoots.

12-16" Sun 5
Perennial Calluna vulgaris ‘Spring Torch’ Heather

Mauve flowers, mid-green foliage, shoots with pink and red tips in winter and spring, cream and pink in summer; bushy.

12-16" Sun 5
Perennial CAMASSIA cusickii Indian Hyacinth

Grassy foliage gives rise to tall spikes of starry pale blue flowers in late spring. For moist sites. Summer dormant.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial CAMASSIA leichtlinii ‘Blue Danube’ Indian Hyacinth

Grassy foliage gives rise to tall spikes of dark blue flowers in late spring.  For moist sites.  Summer dormant.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CAMASSIA scilloides Wild Hyacinth

Fragrant pale blue to white starry flowers on 1 foot stalks over grassy foliage.  This is a spring-blooming bulb native to the eastern US that goes dormant in summer.

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Campanula carpatica ‘Pearl Deep Blue’ Carpathian Bellflower

A neat low cushion with large deep blue bells that are upward facing. Blooms for weeks if deadheaded.

6-10 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial CAMPANULA carpatica ‘Pearl White’ Carpathian Bellflower

Large white cup-shaped flowers cover compact mounds of green foliage.  Blooms from late spring into the summer.

6-10 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CAMPANULA carpatica ‘Rapido Blue’ Carpathian Bellflower

Large, violet-blue cup-shaped flowers cover compact mounds of green foliage. Blooms from late spring into the summer. Great for rock gardens and edging.

6-10 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CAMPANULA cochlearifolia ‘Bavaria Blue’ Fairy Thimble Bellflower

Numerous small deep blue bells on delicate stems in spring.  Good rockery plant.

4-5 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial Campanula glomerata ‘Bellefleur Blue’ Clustered Bellflower

Compact grower with bright purple flower clusters just above the foliage.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial Campanula ‘Kent Belle’ Bell Flower

An upright clump-forming plant with large deep purple bells late spring to early summer with some later rebloom.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial Campanula poscharskyana Serbian Bellflower

Trailing stems are covered in blue starry flowers perfect for flowing over a stone wall or in mixed containers.

4-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial Campanula poscharskyana ‘Blue Waterfall’ Serbian Bellflower

Blue bell-shaped flowers spill over cascading foliage for a mass of color that is stunning at the front of the border. Blooming from May into June, ‘Blue Waterfall’ is also excellent for rock walls, containers, or hanging baskets.

8-10" Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CAMPANULA ‘Purple Sensation’ Spotted Bellflower

Large, dark purple pendulous bell flowers from near-black buds.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial Campanula rotundifolia ‘Olympica’ Bluebells of Scotland

A dainty but durable plant with large drooping blue bells and long bloom time.

12" Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CAMPANULA ‘Viking’ Hybrid Bellflower

Large, lavender pendulous bells on upright spikes in late spring from low, mounding foliage.  This is a sterile non-running cultivar.

16-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial CAULOPHYLLUM thalictroides Blue Cohosh

Purple blue foliage with yellow-centered early spring flowers followed by blue berries. Native woodland plant. Summer dormant.

22-24 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial CENTAUREA macrocephala Bighead Knapweed

Large yellow thistle-like flowers July through August.  Dries well.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Perennial CENTAUREA montana Perennial Bachelor Button

Spring cornflower-like blooms of outstanding blue over gray-green foliage.  

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CENTAUREA montana ‘Amethyst Dream’ Perennial Bachelor Button

Deep purple flowers in early summer. Will rebloom later if cut back. Strong grower.

12-14 inches Sun 3
Perennial CENTAUREA montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’ Perennial Bachelor Button

A Blooms of Bressingham selection with purple-centered white flowers.

12-14 inches Sun 3
Perennial CEPHALARIA gigantea Giant Scabiosa

Profuse pale yellow pincushion flowers in summer on tall plants.

6-8 feet Sun 5
Perennial Cerastium tomentosum Snow-in-Summer

A profusion of tiny white flowers explodes from the wooly white-gray foliage in late spring. Its spreading, mat-forming habit makes a great groundcover for sunny locations.

12" Sun 3
Perennial CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides Plumbago

Low-growing groundcover with 1/2” gentian blue flowers from red buds in late summer.  Shiny green foliage turns bronze-red in the autumn.

6-10 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial CHELONE lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ Pink Turtlehead

Bronze-green spring foliage followed by rose flowers in late summer. Red stems.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4