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Perennials

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Perennial DICENTRA spectabilis ‘Valentine’ Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

A redder cultivar of old-fashioned bleeding heart. Dark red stems.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial DICENTRA spectabilis ‘Yellow Leaf’ Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

A stunning gold-foliaged form with the typical pink flowers.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 2
Perennial DICENTRA ‘Sulphur Hearts’ Fernleaf Bleeding Heart

Sulfur-yellow, heart-shaped flowers on dark stems through the summer over lacy blue-gray foliage.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Perennial DICTAMNUS albus Gas Plant

Long-lived, attractive shrub-like perennial with spears of unique mauve flowers in June. Followed by attractive seed capsules with shiny black seeds.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial DIGITALIS grandiflora Perennial Foxglove

Soft yellow flowers June through July. Self sows. This species is reliably perennial.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIGITALIS lutea Straw Foxglove

Numerous tiny bell-shaped pale yellow flowers on slender spikes in the summer. 

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIGITALIS obscura ‘Sunset’ Spanish Foxglove

Terra cotta on the outside, yellow on the inside these tubular flowers appear on short spikes in late spring.  Excellent for hot sun and drier gardens.

18-24 inches Sun 5
Perennial DIGITALIS purpurea ‘Dalmatian Peach’ Foxglove

Floriferous spires of light peachy pink “gloves” on compact plants. Normally a biennial, this variety will bloom the first year from seed.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIGITALIS purpurea ‘Dalmation Rose’ Foxglove

Floriferous spires of rose-purple “gloves” on compact plants. Normally a biennial, this variety will bloom the first year from seed.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DIGITALIS x mertonensis Perennial Foxglove

Beautiful strawberry colored “gloves” on strong upright stems in early summer.  From a cross between D. grandiflora and the biennial D. purpurea.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Perennial DISPORUM flavum Fairy Bells

Woodland plant with large tubular yellow flowers in spring.

28-30 inches Part Shade/Shade 4
Perennial DODECATHEON meadia Shooting Star

Native wildflower with cyclamen-like flowers in shades of white, pink or purple.  Blooms in spring and is summer dormant.

9-18 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial DODECATHEON meadia ‘Aphrodite’ Shooting Star

Bright magenta pink cyclamen-like flowers top low rosettes of foliage in spring.  This selection has larger blooms than the species.  Summer dormant.

12-15 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial DODECATHEON Mixed Forms Shooting Star

Cyclamen-like flowers in spring come in shades of white to pink.  Summer dormant.

8-10 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Atomic Orange’ Hybrid Coneflower

Large tangerine orange blooms with dark cones.  Plants are compact and well-branched.  From Walters Gardens Eye-catcher collection.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Canary’ Hybrid Coneflower

Large golden yellow blooms with gold cones mature to soft yellow.  Plants are compact and well-branched.  From Walters Gardens Eye-catcher collection.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Cara Mia Yellow’ Hybrid Coneflower

Compact, well-branched plants are covered with bright yellow, double blooms for months.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Hybrid Coneflower

A mixed color strain that will bloom the first year from seed.  Flowers in shades of yellow, orange, red, magenta and white on well-branched bushy plants.

22-30 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Coral Craze’ Hybrid Coneflower

Large coral pink flowers with wide petals mature to lavender pink.  Cones and stems are dark and plants are well-branched. From Walters Gardens Eye-catcher collection.

26-28 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Delicious Candy’ Hybrid Coneflower

Fluorescent hot pink petals topped with a darker pom-pom center.  Blooms early and long into the season on a compact plant.

18-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Double Scoop Mandarin’ Hybrid Coneflower

Hot orange 4” pom poms age to rose-red.  Plants are sturdy and compact.

18-22 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Fiery Meadow Mama’ Hybrid Coneflower

Bright yellow reflexed petals are highlighted by a fiery red halo.

20-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Green Twister’ Coneflower

A seed strain from a natural mutation of the rugged E. ‘Magnus’. The flowers have lime green horizontally held petals that deepen to rose red in the center.

2-3 feet Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Kismet White’ Hybrid Coneflower

Lots of bright white flowers centered with large cones on compact, well-branched plants. Blooms for months in the summer.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Mama Mia’ Hybrid Coneflower

Large red orange blooms change to coral than pink.  Vigorous grower.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Mini Belle’ Hybrid Coneflower

Deep fuchsia pink pompoms on compact, well-branched plants.

18-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Orange Skipper’ Hybrid Coneflower

Bright tangerine orange blooms with russet cones on compact, sturdy plants.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Playful Meadow Mama’ Hybrid Coneflower

Large bicolor flowers with horizontally held pink petals tipped in white and centered with a large red cone.

18-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Purple Emperor’ Butterfly Hybrid Coneflower

Large magenta purple blooms on sturdy stems.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA purpurea ‘Butterfly Kisses’ Coneflower

Bright pink double pom-pom flowers with 3” ray petals. The habit is compact and upright.

16-18 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA purpurea ‘Fatal Attraction’ Coneflower

Intense pink flowers with deep orange cones on black stems. Begins to flower in June.

24-26 inches Sun 3
Perennial ECHINACEA purpurea ‘Pica Bella’ Coneflower

Narrow, quilled rose-pink petals surround large orange cones. Well-branched and floriferous blooming through the summer.

24-30 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA purpurea ‘Pow Wow White’ Coneflower

A very floriferous white coneflower.  Plants are well-branched and sturdy.

20-24 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA purpurea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’ Coneflower

Brilliant rose-purple flowers. Very floriferous. Compact habit.

20-24 inches Sun 3
Perennial ECHINACEA purpurea ‘Virgin’ Coneflower

Pure white large daisy flowers with an extra row of horizontal, overlapping, petals. Fragrant.

22-24 inches Sun 3
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Santa Fe’ Lakota Series Coneflower

A seed strain with large flowers in lovely shades of red.  Petals are held horizontally on compact plants.

14-16 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Sombrero Adobe Orange’ Hybrid Coneflower

Lots of large orange blooms on a well-branched plant.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Sombrero Granada Gold’ Hybrid Coneflower

A compact, well-branched cultivar with non-fading golden yellow blossoms.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Sombrero Lemon Yellow’ Hybrid Coneflower

Lots of lemon-yellow blossoms with wide overlapping petals on a compact, well-branched plant.

18-20 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Sombrero Salsa Red’ Hybrid Coneflower

A compact, well-branched cultivar with large single blossoms of bright red-orange.

24-26 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Supreme Cantaloupe’ Hybrid Coneflower

Double melon colored blooms on sturdy stems.  A unique color!

24-26 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINACEA ‘Tomato Soup’ Hybrid Coneflower

Large non-fading tomato-red flowers. Well-branched and vigorous.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINOPS bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’ Globe Thistle

Intense blue flowers with leaves more hairy and deeply cut than E. ritro.

48-54 inches Sun 4
Perennial ECHINOPS ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’ Globe Thistle

More floriferous than the species, this cultivar has darker blue globe flowers on a slightly smaller plant.  Great midsummer bloomer.

30-36 inches Sun 4
Perennial EPIGAEA repens Trailing Arbutus

Native woodland groundcover with evergreen foliage and fragrant white to pale pink starry flowers in spring.  White fruit follows.  Only for sites with well-drained acid soil.

4-6 inches Part Shade 3
Perennial EPIMEDIUM ‘Amber Queen’ Barrenwort

A vigorous cultivar with large, spidery yellow blooms fading to orange.  Stiff-textured holly-like foliage is veined with red in spring.

16-18 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial EPIMEDIUM ‘Domino’ Barrenwort

Long, spiny green foliage is flushed with maroon and topped with large clusters of white and purple flowers in the spring.  A Darrell Probst intro.

16-24 inches Part Shade 5
Perennial EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum ‘Bandit’ Barrenwort

New spring green leaves are edged in a wide strip of burgundy and topped by large clusters of white flowers in spring. Foliage matures to solid green.

6-12 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum ‘Purple Prince’ Barrenwort

Striking dark purple flowers over foliage flushed rose in the spring.

8-18 inches Part Shade 4
Perennial EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum ‘Queen Esta’ Barrenwort

From Harold Epstein this cultivar has large lavender flowers with lighter lavender spurs. New foliage is also purple.

6-12 inches Part Shade 4