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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial CIMICIFUGA ramosa ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ Purple-leaved Snakeroot

One of the darkest foliage forms.  Typical tall spikes of fragrant creamy white flowers in late summer.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CIMICIFUGA rubifolia Maple-leaf Snakeroot

A North American native with large maple-like foliage and white flower spikes in the fall.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS alpina ‘Stolwijk Gold’ Alpine Clematis

Bright gold foliage early changing to chartreuse. May to June brings pendant blue flowers. What a gorgeous combination!

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Amethyst Beauty’ Hybrid Clematis

Extra large purple blooms fade to lavender.  Flowers from mid to late summer on compact vines.  From Ray Evison.  Intermediate pruning required.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Andromeda’ Hybrid Clematis

Large semi-double white flowers are accented with rose pink bars.  These late spring blooms are followed by single flowers in late summer.  Intermediate pruning required.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Barbara Jackman’ Hybrid Clematis

Blue flowers are barred with red. Prune after first flush of spring bloom, will repeat in late summer.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Blue Light’ Hybrid Clematis

Large, 5-6″ double blue blooms from spring into summer. Prune after flowering. Will repeat in the fall.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Brushing Bridesmaid’ Hybrid Clematis

Large double rose pink pompoms with lighter centers.  Prune after flowering.  Will repeat.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Crystal Fountain’ Hybrid Clematis

Large semi-double blooms are lilac blue with a spray of central stamens.  Will repeat in the fall.  Blooms on last years’ wood, so prune after first flowering.

5-7 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Edda’ Hybrid Clematis

Large violet flowers are barred with red. Smaller-growing so suitable for containers. Prune hard in the spring.  Will repeat bloom.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Franziska Maria’ Hybrid Clematis

A very free-flowering and compact cultivar with beautiful 4”-6” double blue blooms. Repeat blooms through the season. Intermediate pruning.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Gillian Blades’ Hybrid Clematis

Large white flowers with frilled edges in early summer and fall on a compact plant.  Prune after blooming.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Hagley Hybrid’ Hybrid Clematis

Large shell pink flowers with purple stamens on a vigorous plant.  Prune hard in the spring.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Hania’ Hybrid Clematis

Large red-violet blooms are edged with lighter pink. Prune lightly after spring bloom. Will repeat in the fall.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Henryi’ Hybrid Clematis

Large white flowers June through September. Prune hard in the spring.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS integrifolia ‘Mongolian Bells’ Solitary Clematis

A non-vining compact seed selection with single, nodding pink, blue or white flowers in June and July.  Ornamental seed heads in late summer.

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Jackmanii’ Hybrid Clematis

Lovely velvety purple flowers June through Sept. Deservedly popular. Prune hard.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Josephine’ Hybrid Clematis

An amazing double clematis with lilac to pink blooms that look like pom poms.  Will repeat bloom in fall.  Prune after blooming.

7-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Julka’ Hybrid Clematis

Showy deep violet blooms barred with red and centered with white stamens.  Blooms late spring to summer with some repeat in the fall. Habit is compact. Intermediate pruning required.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Kilian Donahue’ Hybrid Clematis

Large fuchsia blooms are edged with orchid and age to lavender barred with pink.  Will repeat bloom.  Prune after first flowering.

7-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Multi-Blue’ Hybrid Clematis

Very double dark blue 4”-5” flowers in June and Sept. Intermediate pruning.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Niobe’ Hybrid Clematis

Ruby red flowers with yellow stamens through the summer. Prune hard in the spring.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS paniculata Sweet Autumn Clematis

Numerous fragrant small white flowers in September. Prune hard in spring.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Ramona’ Hybrid Clematis

Large clear blue flowers with red anthers bloom July through September.  Intermediate pruning.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Rebecca’ Hybrid Clematis

Striking 5-7 inch bright red blooms.  Flowers in June and repeats in the fall.  Intermediate pruning required.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS recta ‘Serious Black’ Erect Clematis

A non-climbing Clematis with purple spring foliage maturing to dark green.  The small white flowers appear in late spring with some rebloom midsummer.  Non-rigid stems will need some support.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Roguchi’ Hybrid Clematis

This hybrid with C. integrifolia has fragrant, bell-shaped 2” flowers of deep purple from June through September.  Prune hard in spring.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Samantha Denny’ Hybrid Clematis

Large double blooms with pale blue to lilac petals marked with rose bars.  Late summer flowers on new growth open single.  Intermediate pruning required.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Stand By Me’ Bush Clematis

A hybrid of C. integrifolia that is more vigorous and floriferous.  Erect stems are covered with reflexed blue bells in late spring followed by thread-like seed heads.  Will need support as it matures.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Sweet Summer Love’ Hybrid Clematis

Small, fragrant cranberry-colored blooms from July through mid-September.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘The Countess of Wessex’ Ray Evison Clematis

Large, creamy white blooms are barred with light rose and centered with burgundy stamens.  Habit is compact and will bloom through the summer.  Prune hard in the spring.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Toki’ Hybrid Clematis

Large white blossoms are centered with yellow stamens.  Prune lightly after first bloom.  Will repeat.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Tranquilite’ Ray Evison Clematis

Beautiful pale blue flowers have petals barred with cream.  Another long-blooming and compact Ray Evison clematis.  Prune hard in the spring.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Vancouver Danielle’ Hybrid Clematis

Striking deep purple blooms with red-tipped stamens are 6-8 inches across.  Will repeat bloom in the fall. Prune after spring bloom.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Vancouver Fragrant Star’ Hybrid Clematis

Large white blooms have red stamens and are also fragrant!  Will repeat bloom.  Prune after first flush of flowers.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Vancouver Starry Night’ Hybrid Clematis

Large, 5-7 inch blooms are blue to purple barred with mauve-red. White stamens are flushed with red. Will repeat bloom.  Can be pruned after spring bloom.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Violet Stardust’ Bush Clematis

A hybrid bush clematis covered with small violet-blue, starry flowers centered with contrasting white stamens. Blooms late spring to early summer.  It will need some support.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Perennial CLEMATIS viticella ‘Avant-Garde’ Italian Clematis

Striking 2” red flowers are centered with a tuft of pink petals.  Prune hard in the spring.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS viticella ‘Betty Corning’ Italian Clematis

Small four-petaled light lavender bells from July through Sept. Prune hard.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS viticella ‘Polish Spirit’ Italian Clematis

Rich purple-blue, 3″ open flowers blooming July through Sept. Prune hard.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS viticella ‘Venosa Violacea’ Italian Clematis

Velvet purple flowers with white centers and distinctive violet venation. Blooms on new wood, so cut back after first bloom to encourage a second round.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CLEMATIS ‘Volunteer’ Ray Evison Clematis

Pink blooms are barred with red. Plants bloom through the summer and habit is compact.  Prune hard in the spring.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial CONVALLARIA majalis ‘Albostriata’ Lily of the Valley

Striking foliage is green striped lengthwise with cream. Typical fragrant white bells.

6-8 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial CONVALLARIA majalis ‘Bordeaux’ Lily of the Valley

An old-time favorite. This cultivar with larger, more prolific, fragrant white flowers in May.

6-8 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial CONVALLARIA majalis ‘Rosea’ Lily of the Valley

Light pink-flowered form of old-time favorite.

6-8 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial COREOPSIS ‘Berry Chiffon’ Hybrid Tickseed

A new thread-leaf hybrid with white flowers centered in a raspberry red.  Blooms midsummer through the fall, the color deepening as the weather cools.  Disease resistant.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial COREOPSIS ‘Gilded Lace’ Hybrid Tickseed

A chance seedling likely a hybrid of the very tall C. tripteris and C. verticillata, with lacy foliage and profuse yellow flowers.  Blooms summer into the fall and is an excellent attracter to pollinators.

4-5 feet Sun 4
Perennial COREOPSIS ‘Redshift’ Hybrid Tickseed

A hardy Coreopsis from Darrell Probst with cream yellow daisies centered and streaked with red. It blooms through the summer and flowers get redder as the weather cools.  

30-36 inches Sun 5
Perennial COREOPSIS ‘Uptick Yellow & Red’ Hybrid Tickseed

Long-blooming yellow flowers are centered in red.  Habit is tidy and compact.

12-14 inches Sun 4
Perennial CORYDALIS elata Blue Corydalis

Fragrant cobalt-blue flowers and upright habit. Does not ‘melt’ in the heat.  We have found this to be the easiest to grow blue Corydalis.

14-16 inches Part Shade 4