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Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial SANGUINARIA canadensis Bloodroot

The clear, white, many-petaled blossom may open before the leaf has completely unwrapped, rising slightly above the leaf to a height of 6-10 in. Leaves, which are large, round and deeply cleft, eventually reach a height of 12-14 in.

12-14" Part Shade/Shade 3
SANGUINARIA canadensis ‘Multiplex’ Double Bloodroot

Rare double form. Flowers like small water lilies in very early spring. Truly lovely.

6-8 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial SANGUISORBA canadensis Canadian Burnet

Handsome pinnate foliage and 8″ long, white bottlebrush-like flowers in fall.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SANGUISORBA hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ Korean Burnet

Gorgeous arching wands of fluffy pink over blue-green foliage summer through fall. Swaying in every breeze this fantastic plants brings movement to the garden as it weaves through surrounding plants. Makes a beautiful cut flower.

24-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SANGUISORBA ‘Little Angel’ Burnet

Small red bottle-brush flowers in midsummer over tidy green and white variegated foliage.

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SANGUISORBA officinalis ‘Blackthorn’ Burnet

Smokey-pink candles rise on strong stems in August.

36-48" 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
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 officinalis ‘Tanna’ Great Burnet

Mounds of crimped blue-green foliage bear stems of deep red bottle-brush flowers all summer and into fall. Deer and rabbit resistant

12-24" Sun 4
Perennial SANGUISORBA tenuifolia Red Burnet

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

4-6 feet 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 SANGUISORBA tenuifolia ‘Pink Elephant’ Burnet

Rose-pink bottlebrush flowers float over the finely cut foliage attracting many pollinators to the garden.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial SAPONARIA ocymoides Soapwort

This plant is densely branched with a mounding to trailing habit, creating a mat 6-8″ tall with a 1-2′ spread. In summer (May to August) the plant is carpeted in sprays of small, bright pink flowers. Tolerates some drought once established making it a nice addition to the sunny rock garden. After flowering, shear back by […]

6-8" Sun 2
SAPONARIA ocymoides ‘Snow Tip’ Soapwort

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

6-8 inches
Annual SAUROMATUM venosum Voodoo Lily

In early spring, a narrow, highly-unusual 12-24″ tall flower in maroon and lime green emits a strong carrion odor to attract flies, its main pollinator. This plant can also be grown in a container. Store corms in a cool, dry location indoors over the winter, similar to dahlias.

24-30 inches Part Shade 6
Perennial SAXIFRAGA ‘Highlander Rose’ Mossy Saxifrage

Mossy green mounds of needle-like leaves are topped in spring with rose-pink flowers.

4-8 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Perennial SAXIFRAGA ‘Purple Robe’ Mossy Saxifrage

This selection forms a low cushion of green leaves bearing short stems of upfacing, carmine-red flowers from spring through mid-summer. Requires a cool, moist location. Dislikes drought and hot, humid summer weather. Trim lightly after flowering to remove the flower stems. Deer and rabbit resistant

8-10" Part Shade 4
Perennial SAXIFRAGA stolonifera Strawberry Begonia

Pubescent, rounded gray-green foliage is marked with silver. Undersides are maroon red.  Spreads by red stolons from which “plantlets” dangle.  Small white flowers in spring. Marginally hardy here, but makes a great hanging basket!

6-8 inches Part Shade/Shade 5
SAXIFRAGA x edithae ‘Bridget’ Saxifrage

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

2-4 inches
Annual SCABIOSA atropurpurea ‘Formula Mix’ Pin-cushion Flower

An heirloom annual that has been grown in gardens since colonial times. The closed buds resemble your grandmother’s pin cushion! This mix produces a beautiful array of colors to add brilliance to the later summer garden. Perfect for cutting. Deer resistant. Attracts all pollinators.

30-36 Full sun Tropical
Perennial SCABIOSA caucasica ‘Fama Deep Blue’ Pincushion Flower

Deep cobalt blue with the largest flower of all the Scabiosa -up to 4″ across, making this a valuable cut flower. Deadhead to keep it blooming all summer. Deer/drought resistant. Best in non-acidic soils. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

18-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial SCABIOSA ‘Mongolian Mist’ Pincushion Flower

Large, dazzling purple-blue, full pincushions arising from substantial stems above elegant, deep green, textured mounds. Midsummer. Attracts butterflies.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Annual SCAEVOLA ‘Brilliant’ Australian Fan Flower

Profuse fan-shaped blue blooms on cascading stems all season. Can spread to 2 feet.  Excellent in pots. Drought-resistant and heat-tolerant.

12- 14 inches Sun Tropical
Grass SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium ‘Blue Heaven’ Little Bluestem

An improved selection with a more upright habit. Steel blue foliage highlighted with purple turns colorful shades of orange, red, pink and purple in the fall. Flower panicles are a glossy purple.

42-54 inches Sun 3
Grass SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium ‘Blue Paradise’ Little Bluestem

Silvery blue foliage forms an upright column.  Fall color is a deep wine purple.

30-36 inches Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Grass SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium ‘Smoke Signal’ Little Bluestem

Upright blue-green foliage turns scarlet in late summer deepening to red purple through the fall.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Grass SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ Little Bluestem

A thick-stemmed form that will not flop. Blue foliage turns red and orange in the fall.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Grass SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium ‘The Blues’ Little Bluestem

An intense blue selection with burgundy highlights. Clump forming with soft seed heads in late summer.

22-24 inches Sun 3
Grass SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium ‘Twilight Zone’ Little Bluestem

Blue-green foliage begins to turn to purple in midsummer and deepens further in the fall.  Habit is upright and narrow.

48-54 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SCHIZOPHRAGMA hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’ Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Similar to the climbing hydrangea, this cultivar has attractive silver-patterned foliage and large, flat white flower clusters through the summer.

15-20 feet Part Shade 5
Conifer SCIADOPITYS verticillata ‘Picola’ Dwarf Japanese Umbrella Pine

Needles are glossy green and arranged in whorls. A pyramidal dwarf cultivar. Needs careful siting in Vermont.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer SCIADOPITYS verticillata ‘Propeller’ Japanese Umbrella Pine

A small tree with medium to dark green needle-shaped leaves. Mature cones are light brown and elongated. Growing slowly it eventually reaches a height of 30-40 feet.

Intermediate (6-12"/year)6-12 feet in 10 years Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer SCIADOPITYS verticillata ‘Winter Green’ Japanese Umbrella Pine

Needles are long, dark green and arranged in whorls. This cultivar is compact with excellent winter color. Needs careful siting in Vermont.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
SCUTELLARIA incana Downy Skullcap

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

20-30 inches
Perennial SEDUM ‘Abbeydore’ Stonecrop

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

14-16 inches Sun 3
Annual SEDUM aff. adolphii Golden Sedum

Sometimes considered syn. with Sedum nussbaumerianum, a creeping low-grower with rosettes of  yellow-green football-shaped leaves with orange-red highlights.

8-12 inches Sun Succulent
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 ‘Blue Elf’ Stonecrop

A low-growing mat-forming succulent that typically rises to only 3” tall but spreads to 15” wide over the first year. Clusters of fragrant dark pink flowers smother the plant foliage in late summer (August-September). Steel blue tufted foliage rosettes of this plant come from the orostachys parent. Pink flowers come from the sedum parent.

2-4" Sun 4
Annual SEDUM booleanum Sedum

Succulent, tubular gray-green foliage is stacked in small towers and topped by red blooms in early summer.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
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
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 ‘Cutting Edge’ Stonecrop

Bright butter yellow edges and hints of pink in spring. Yellow edged, bright green foliage on mounding plants 6-8” tall and spreading over 12″ wide look good from Spring to Fall

6-8 inches 3
Perennial SEDUM dasyphyllum ‘Himalayan Skies’ Stonecrop

Rosettes of blue-green leaves are completely covered by tiny white flowers in summer. Low growing and mat-forming. Drought tolerant Deer resistant

2-3" Full sun 5
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 ‘Dream Dazzler’ Stonecrop

A sport of Plum Dazzled. Colorful tricolored leaves emerge in spring with a collage of pink, white and purple. In full summer sun, the centers turn dark purple with hot pink edges. Masses of magenta-pink flowers in early fall.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Annual SEDUM japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun’ Sedum

Mats of brilliant gold mini succulent foliage. Excellent for troughs.  Topped with yellow flowers in summer.

1-2 inches Sun Succulent
Perennial SEDUM ‘John Creech’ Stonecrop

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

1-2 inches Sun 3