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Many of the Perennial pictures courtesy of Walters Gardens
JUNE 2012
 

Achillea m. 'Paprika'

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Agapanthus 'Black Panther;

Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'

Agapanthus 'Tinkerell'

Agapanthus 'White Superior'

Aster d 'Wood's Pink'

Aster n. 'Alert'

Aster n. 'Purple Dome'

Astilbe 'Fireberry'

Astilbe 'Younique Carmine'

Astilbe 'Younique Lilac'

Astilbe 'Younique Silvery Pink'

Astilbe 'Younique Silvery Pink'

Astilbe 'Younique White'

Belamcanda c. 'Hello Yellow'

Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby'

Bergenia c. 'Winter Glow'

Brunnera m. 'King's Ransom'

Brunnera m. 'Looking Glass'

Campanula c. 'Pearl Deep Blue'

Campanula c. 'Pearl Light Blue'

Campanula c. 'White Clips'

Campanula 'Dickson's Gold'

Cordyline a. 'Pink Stripe'

Cordyline a. 'Renegade'

Cordyline a. 'Sundance'

Coreopsis 'Jive' ppaf

Coreopsis 'Little Sundail'

Delphinium e. 'New Millennium'

Delphinium e. 'Sunny Skies'

Delphinium g 'Summer Cloud'

Delphinium g 'Summer Morning'

Delphinium g 'Summer Night'

Dianthus 'Coconut Punch'

Dianthus d. 'Artic Fire'

Dianthus 'Frosty Fire'

Dianthus 'Fusion' ppaf

Dianthus 'Pop Star'

Dianthus 'Burning Hearts'

Dicentra e. 'Luxurient'

Dicentra 'Gold Heart'

Dicentra s. 'Alba'

Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'

Echinacea 'Sundown'

Euphorbia characias sp.wulfenii

Euphorbia polychroma

 
 

ACANTHUS - BEAR’S BREECHES — Requires well-drained soil, preferably a loam, with some shade in the hottest areas. Plants need to be mulched well in areas with colder winter weather. Can be invasive.

31469 Acanthus caroli-alexandri — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) This species is very similar to the more common A. spinosus, but doesn’t grow as tall. Perfect for the more sheltered, but sunny location. 2 GAL $24.95

Acanthus mollis — (0oF, USDA Zones 7-10) This species is tall, growing to 5’ when in bloom. The leaves are spineless, up to 2’ long, and lobed with deep dissections. Flowers appear in late spring or early summer; 3’ long racemes of white flowers, accented by purple stems.

32549 Acanthus mollis ‘Tasmanian Angel’ — Huge glossy dark green leaves with white margins and mottling create a mound with white and purple flower spikes up to 3 ft tall, blooms Jun-Aug. Part shade to shade. Long flowering period. Gallon $22.95

31364 Acanthus spinosus — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Soft mauve and white flowers have green spiny bracts on long spikes, to 4’. The deeply cut, dark green leaves form dense clumps. 1 GAL $14.95

ACHILLEA - YARROW — Yarrows are sun loving, and drought-resistant once established. Most prefer dryer sites, well-drained even poor soil and are intolerant of heavy wet soils. Butterflies enjoy their flat-top flowers.

31395 Achillea millefolium ‘Moonshine’ — Fine, feathery leaves of silver-gray set off the large, yellow flowers, and evoke an image of the moon and its aureole. Cont $9.95

30377 Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ — Large flower heads are colored like a sunset: red with yellow centers that gradually change to orange and golden hues as they mature. SOLD OUT

ACONITUM - MONK’S HOOD — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) Native to mountain grasslands and scrub, Aconitum will tolerate most soils and even full sun. However, to get the best from these plants, give them cool, moist, fertile soils in partial shade. Taller varieties may need some staking. All parts of these plants are poisonous!

30038 Aconitum carmichaelii — Syn. A. fischeri. Gorgeous autumn blooms are only one reason to add this plant to your garden wish list! Dark green leaves contrast sharply with huge panicles of intense, dark violet-blue flowers on this specimen. 1 GAL $14.95

ACTAEA - BANEBERRY — Syn. Cimicufuga — Plant in deep, well-drained, fertile and preferably humus-rich soil with partial shade. Will probably need to be staked for best results.

Actaea racemosa

30637 Actaea racemosa ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Dark purple-black foliage is topped in the fall by 1’ long fragrant white flowers with hints of pink. Stems of this striking plant can reach 4-7’ tall, and 2-3’ wide. SOLD OUT

AGAPANTHUS - LILY OF THE NILE — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Members of the lily family with round open flower heads of many small, hanging, flared, tubular flowers, usually in shades of blue to lavender blue. Some varieties completely evergreen. Rosettes of long, glossy, strap-like leaves, up to 1-2’ in length form the back drop for taller flower spikes. This striking group of summer flowering perennials boasts many hybrids great for rich, moist soil in a sunny spot. Protect with a layer of mulch during the winter. They both blend well in the mixed border and triumph individually as specimens in the landscape.

32562 Agapanthus ‘Northern Star’ — Star-like, dark blue flowers held in clusters above foliage. Blooms summer. Ht 24 in. Full sun to part shade. 2 GAL $28.95

30154 Agapanthus ‘Peter Pan’ — A dwarf hybrid, this little guy, nonetheless produces loads of medium blue, trumpet-shaped flowers, on stems only 12" high. 2 GAL $28.95

31609 Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’ — This hybrid is an evergreen dwarf, with creamy variegation along the leaves, and lovely, light blue flowers. 2 GAL $28.95

32563 Agapanthus ‘White Superior’ — Rounded clusters of white flowers in July-August. Deciduous, one of the hardiest Agapanthus. ht. 30-36". 2 GAL $28.95

AJUGA - BUGLEWEED — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) A low, creeping plant, excellent as a ground cover. Ajuga will tolerate dry, shady conditions, but ideally prefers organic, moisture-retentive soil, in partial shade. Full sun will scorch the leaves, so plan accordingly.

30012 Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’ — This little gem has basal rosettes of tightly crinkled, curled leaves of purple-blue with a metallic sheen. Evergreen in warmer climates. Somewhat hard to see, violet-blue flowers rise out of the plant center, in dense whorls from spring through early summer. Plant height to 6" tall. Cont $3.95, 1 GAL $8.95

31448 Ajuga reptans — A low, matting evergreen, this perennial spreads by rhizomes. Flowers appear in spring and early summer in 4-6" spires, and are generally blue in color. Plants take sun or some shade, but will have a little broader leaf in sunny conditions. Most varieties grow to about 4" tall.

32388 Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ PP15815 — A very nice low growing (4-6")perennial groundcover with glossy large dark black-purple scolloped leaves and deep blue flower from early spring to early summer. I can be planted in full sun to partial shade, but has the best color in the brighter light. Evergreen in milder climates. Expands well our groundcover opportunities. 1 GAL $12.95

30097 Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’ — Chocolate lovers will find this plant hard to resist, with chocolate brown foliage, and lacy blue flowers, it’s a combination that’s hard to beat! Grows to only 3" high. Part shade to sun. 1 GAL $8.95

32559 Ajuga reptans ‘Dixie Chip’ PPAF. — Violet flower spikes in late spring, atop green, cream, pink variegated foliage. Part shade. Ht. 3-4". Spread 8-10". Cont $4.95

AMSONIAAmsonias will grow in any moist, well-drained soil, in sun to light shade. They will tolerate an occasional drought once established. Suitable for a herbaceous border, or to edge a woodland setting. Use caution when handling, as contact with the plant’s milky sap may irritate skin.

31767 Amsonia illustris — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) This clumping perennial has broadly ovate, to lance-shaped leaves of bright green. In late spring to early summer the plants bear open panicles of light blue flowers on erect stems. This specimen will grow to 4’ tall and 18" wide. 1 GAL $11.95

32355 Amsonia tabemaemontana — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9) This native of the eastern United States prefers moist to damp soils. It is clump forming, leaves are 1/3rd as wide as they are long, 1-2½", and a nice green. Flowers of light blue grace the stems from spring to early summer. 1 GAL $11.95

ARMERIA - SEA PINKS Armeria prefer free draining, sunny places in the garden. This is one garden plant that is tolerant of seaside locations and poor soil. Mulch or gravel should be applied to the area where the plants are to help drainage.

Armeria maritima — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Dark green linear leaves and flowers of pink, white and reddish-purple on stiff 8" stems. Blooms from spring into summer brightening your day.

32389 Armeria maritima ‘Pink Powderpuff’ — Tight green mound with large puffy pink flowers. 1 GAL $9.95

ARUNCUS — Aruncus prefer moist, fertile soils with full to partial shade. Some of the species, such as A. dioicus can tolerate drier conditions and full sun.

30753 Aruncus aethusifolius — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Fine feathery foliage and reddish stems are adorned with spikes of soft white flowers in the summer. Occurring in great plumes which look almost like clouds floating over the foliage. 1 GAL $12.95

30173 Aruncus dioicus — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) An outstanding specimen plant for the partially shaded garden. Looking much like a very large white Astilbe, Goat’s Beard has similar foliage and feathery, creamy white flower plumes up to 1 ft. long. SOLD OUT

ASTER — Should be planted in well-drained, deep fertile soil in full sun. Prune to encourage branching.

Aster dumosus

31778 Aster dumosus ‘Wood’s Pink’ — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) This very hardy, fall blooming aster has flowers of clear pink with a yellow eye atop dark green, compact foliage which shows very high resistance to rust and mildew. Grows 12-16’’ tall. Cont $9.95

30084 Aster x frikartii — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) A prolific blooming and very sturdy perennial with soft textured foliage and fragrant lavender-blue daisies. It blooms in summer through fall. 1 GAL $12.95

Aster laevis — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8)

32492 Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’ — This tall 4’ plant flowers at the end of season flowering for Northern gardens. Superb in warmer areas. Deep sky blue flower clusters in profusion a top vase-shaped plants. Perfect form of our native asters. Trouble free foliage. 1 GAL $8.95, 2 GAL $15.95

Aster novae-angliae — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8)

30389 Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ — Beautiful deep purple, semidouble flowers. A more compact version at 18" tall and 30" wide. Mildew resistant. Cont $9.95

Aster novi-belgii — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8)

30387 Aster novi-belgii ‘Alert’ — This New York Aster is a deep crimson red, and a compact form at 12-15’’ tall. Divide in the spring each year or two, replanting new growth and discarding the old center. For shorter, bushier clumps, cut stems back halfway during the summer. 1 GAL $9.95

ASTILBE — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Astilbe require deep, moist, organically rich soil. Provide good drainage, especially during the winter. These plants can be grown in sun in moderate climates, but grow in semi-shade, or shelter in warmer climates. Does not tolerate high heat.

Astilbe Hybrids

32497 Astilbe ‘Fireberry’ PPAF — In a series of dwarf Astilbes from hybridizer Jan Verschoor comes this vibrant raspberry pink selection with diamond-shaped plumes. Colorful blossoms are produced atop a relatively short clump of foliage in early to midsummer. 1 GAL $11.95

32498 Astilbe ‘Younique Carmine’ — Members of the Astilbe Younique™ Series offer a higher flower scape count and compact foliage. Fast growing plants quickly form a nice mound of petite foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, triangular, fuchsia-red plumes. 1 GAL $11.95

32501 Astilbe ‘Younique Lilac’ — Fast growing plants quickly form a nice mound of petite foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, triangular, lavender pink plumes. 1 GAL $11.95

32502 Astilbe ‘Silvery Pink’ — Fast growing plants quickly form a nice mound of petite foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, triangular, pale pink plumes. 1 GAL $11.95

32499 Astilbe ‘Younique White’ — Fast growing plants quickly form a nice mound of petite foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, triangular, ivory white plumes. 1 GAL $11.95

BEGONIA — The begonia that we are offering you are good for outdoor sites. You will want to lift the tubers and put them up for the winter. They grow best with fertile, well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to slightly acidic soils. You will want to give them shade from the sun, but they do like to have good light.

30719 Begonia grandis - Hardy Begonia — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) The branching stems on this begonia bears ovate, coarsely serrated, olive-green leaves that are 4" long, that sometimes have red overtones on the under side. In the summer, there arise from the foliage pendant cymes of fragrant white and pink flowers. Grows to 2’ tall. 1 GAL $8.95

BELAMCANDA Belamcanda is a genus of only two species, originating in India, China, Japan, and the former USSR, and growing in sandy, coastal meadows and grasslands. Grow in moist, well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer, in full sun or partial shade.

30386 Belamcanda chinensis — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-10) Called the blackberry lily or the leopard lily, this perennial is quite exciting. It is clump-forming, and easily divided by it’s rhizomes. In summer it bears a succession of many showy 2" flowers of orange with red spots. Flowers are then followed by ornamental black seeds that are first enclosed in beige capsules. The foliage is sword-shaped and tall, making the plant look somewhat iris-like. Anywhere from 18-36" tall and 8" wide. 2 GAL $17.95

32234 Belamcanda chinensis ‘Hello Yellow’ — Like a ray of sunshine, this happy-faced dwarf blackberry lily shines its adorable buttery yellow flowers in late summer on 20" tall spikes. 10" tall foliage stays long after the flowers are gone to show off the purple-black ‘blackberry’ seeds. A real show stopper massed in the front of the border; HELLO! 1 GAL $9.95

BERGENIA - PIG SQUEAK — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) Bergenia are tolerant of a wide variety of conditions but soil that is too rich can cause soft foliage. Providing the plant with poorer soil conditions and some exposure, you will enhance the winter color. This plant prefers some shade, but will thrive in full sun if soil is deep and moist enough. Not for south Florida or the Gulf Coast.

30044 Bergenia ‘Baby Doll’ — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Bronze tinted, mid-green leaves form a basal clump of foliage from which rises soft pink flowers that darken with age. Plant grows to 12" tall, and blooms in mid to late spring. 1 GAL $15.95

30047 Bergenia ‘Bressingham Ruby’ — The mound of rounded, deep green leaves are up to 8" long. The foliage is maroon on the underside, and will turn beet red in the winter. In the spring, flowers of a very intense red are borne on nodding cymes. Will get 1’ tall. SOLD OUT

30965 Bergenia ‘Bressingham White’ — Has large, dark green foliage which is adorned by blooms that start out light pink and then fade to a pure white. They reach 12-15’’ in height and blooms appear in the spring. 1 GAL $15.95

31673 Bergenia ciliata — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Large (12’’) fuzzy, rounded leaves and white flowers in early spring make this deciduous Chinese species a standout. Part shade and moisture retentive soil. Low growing to 10’’. 1 GAL $15.95

Bergenia cordifolia — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8)

31562 Bergenia cordifolia ‘Eroica’ — Dark purple flowers in early spring. Foliage changes from light green to deep copper in fall, then a brownish red after first frost. 1 GAL $15.95

31779 Bergenia cordifolia ‘Perfect’ — Slow growing to 12-15’’ tall, this succulent plant has purplish-burgundy foliage and clusters of lilac red flowers held above the foliage on delicate stems in late spring. Suited to wet or dry soil in either full sun or shade. 1 GAL $15.95

BRUNNERA - SIBERIAN BUGLOSS

Brunnera macrophylla — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-7) This eye catching plant has heart shaped deep green leaves that emerge with the flowers. Delicate, airy spray-like clusters of sky-blue flowers are similar in shape to Forget-me-not. Clump-forming in habit, it grows to 18" tall. A good ground cover that prefers fertile, humus rich, constantly moist, well drained soil in cool, partial shade.

32504 Brunnera macrophylla ‘King’s Ransom’ PPAF — ‘King’s Ransom’ PPAF displays a wide, creamy yellow margin and light cream frosting over the remainder of the silver leaves. After the dainty blue forget-me-not type flowers are produced in spring, the margins lighten to creamy white. This plant has a slightly smaller habit than ‘Jack Frost’, making it just the right size to tuck into combination containers. Cont $16.95

32282 Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’ PPAF — These leaves are so light and so nearly metallic you can see yourself in them. Lovely effect with green veins showing through the variegation and the leaf edges pulled under. Just wonderful when the petite blue flowers bloom over the mounding foliage. A "Shining Star" for your shady border. 1 GAL $12.95

CAMPANULA - BELLFLOWER — The various species of campanulas have differing cultural conditions, but all require fertile, moist, well-drained soil, with good drainage the most important factor. Most are easily cultivated with long flowering periods and like sun to partial shade.

Campanula barbata — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Showy, bell-shaped flowers ranging from blue to white have petals fringed with white hair. These flowers line erect stems up to 12" high in early summer.

     30821 Campanula barbata ‘White Clips’ — Like the species; with pure white flowers.
SOLD OUT

32505 Campanula carpatica ‘Pearl Deep Blue’ — A profusion of cup-shaped, upward-facing, 2 inch wide, vivid blue-violet flowers with lighter centers float above the mound of dark green foliage from late spring to late summer if deadheaded regularly. Forms compact, uniform clumps. SOLD OUT

32506 Campanula carpatica ‘Pearl Light Blue’ — A profusion of cup-shaped, upward-facing, 2 inch wide, light blue flowers float above the mound of dark green foliage from late spring to late summer if deadheaded regularly. Prefers to have its roots in cool soil; summer mulch is useful, particularly in hot summers. Tends to be more compact than other carpaticas and blooms 2-3 weeks earlier. SOLD OUT

30579 Campanula garanica ‘Dickson’s Gold’ — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) The small kidney-shaped leaves are toothed and yellow to yellow-green. In the summer, this productive bloomer has star-shaped, bright blue flowers. 1 GAL $7.95

COREOPSIS — Attractive to bees, coreopsis should be grown in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead to prolong flowering. They tend to self-sow, and the seeds attract birds. Have a long blooming period, especially if you deadhead the old blooms.

32547 Coreopsis ‘Jive’ PPAF — ‘Jive’ PPAF produces masses of white flowers with a large, saturated burgundy eye and an orange center. The burgundy eye is the dominant color. Coreopsis is easy to grow, making it a good choice for beginners. 1 GAL $9.95

32507 Coreopsis ‘Little Sundail’ PP18460 — Looking for a perennial that blooms all summer? Try ‘Little Sundial’ PP18460! This little beauty produces single, 1.5" diameter, golden yellow flowers with a deep maroon eye from early through late summer. Its compact, upright, uniform habit makes it a great choice for growing in containers, as a bedding plant, or as edging. 1 GAL $9.95

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) A group of hybrids with fiery hues from yellows to oranges to reds, appearing in late summer. Erect, sword-shaped foliage forms a wonderful fountain of green surrounding the strong, arching flower stalks that hummingbirds enjoy. The plants will multiply for a truly striking show. Best grown in fertile, humus rich, well drained soil in full sun. The plants can be grown as far north as Zone 5; however, below Zone 7 corms should be lifted each fall and replanted in the spring.

32580 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Bressingham Beacon’ — Semievergreen bright green leaves and brilliant flame-red flowers with yellow throats on arching purple stems to 3’ set the late summer garden ablaze. SOLD OUT

CYCLAMEN - HARDY CYCLAMEN — Hardy cyclamen are great low-growing plants, well-suited to rock gardens and woodland settings. They are not invasive and are excellent planted under rhododendrons or other shrubs. All species do best with quickly draining soil, although we have impressive stands of cyclamen in our heavier soil! Cyclamen actually welcome competition from other plants, since it will provide them warmer, drier soil. Provide shelter from wind and shaded areas that receive increased sunlight in winter. Any pH soil is fine; plant the tuber so the crown is just under the surface. Many are quite hardy, and marginal species can be successfully grown if added winter protection is given in the form of winter mulch, and, as the British suggest, a fist-sized stone is placed over the area of the tuber. They have very nice foliage that usually disappears before the flowers burst forth in their beauty. They can be shipped at any time of the year.

30081 Cyclamen coum — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Distinctive roundish, heart shaped leaves have striking patterns. It may take several years for the leaves to fully develop their characteristic markings. Flowers are deep rose, appearing in late winter or early spring. Cont $9.95, 1 GAL $11.95

DELPHINIUM - LARKSPUR

Delphinium elatum — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-7) These New Millennium Series hybrids are strong stemmed, growing to 6’ tall and reputed to be longer lived and more heat tolerant than other older hybrids. All are heavily petaled.

32508 Delphinium elatum ‘New Millennium Stars’ — ‘New Millennium Stars’ is a mix of all the New Millennium Hybrid delphiniums including: ‘Blue Lace’, ‘Blushing Brides’, ‘Green Twist’, ‘Double Innocence’, ‘Misty Mauves’, ‘Morning Lights’, ‘Pagan Purples’, ‘Purple Passion’, ‘Royal Aspirations’, and ‘Sunny Skies’. Therefore, the flowers will range in color from white to pink to purple and will range in height from 3 to 6 feet. They are hand crossed by the breeder in order to produce the highest quality seed. These F1 hybrids have excellent form, strong stems, and a vigorous growth habit. They were selected for their improved tolerance of heat and humidity, while retaining their cold hardiness. 1 GAL $9.95

32512 Delphinium elatum ‘Sunny Skies’ — Bold spires of light sky blue to mid-blue flowers with white bees stand up to 6’ tall, adding a dramatic presence to the landscape in early summer. The flower form may be double or semi-double. Removing spent flower spikes will result in another round of blooms on secondary spikes in late summer and fall. 1 GAL $9.95

DIANTHUS — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) This species includes both carnations and pinks which are grown for their flowers. Although specific needs may vary, they all need to be planted in a sunny position in a fast draining, neutral to alkaline sandy loam.

32514 Dianthus ‘Coconut Punch’ PPAF — This little perennial packs quite a punch! Its 1.5 - 2" wide, fluffy looking, fragrant, double blossoms are intricately pattered in contrasting shades of red and white. The flowers open deep red with large white blotches in the center of each petal. As the flowers mature, the white blotches expand and the red color lightens, leaving a wine colored ring around each petal. The grey-green foliage forms a grassy looking clump that is just the right size for the front of the flower border or in combination containers. 1 GAL $9.95

Dianthus deltoides — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-10) A wide mat of loose foliage sends up delicate stems, each offering a small, fragrant flower varying in color from white to purple. The sure and long-blooming plant enjoys full or partial sun. If deadheaded, this species will flower heaviest in early summer and again in fall. Maiden Pinks are named for their habit of partially closing their petals at dusk, like a shy maiden would.

32513 Dianthus deltoides ‘Artic Fire’ — Smaller, icy white blooms with a sharply contrasting, bright fuchsia ring around the medium pink eye zone light up their surroundings. Each of the 5 flower petals have serrated edges, looking as if they have been trimmed with pinking shears, hence the common name ‘Pinks’. 1 GAL $7.95

31797 Dianthus ‘Frosty Fire’ — Double, chinese lacquer-red blooms explode above mounds of icy blue-green, evergreen foliage. If deadheaded, this cultivar will flower in early summer and in the fall. 1 GAL $9.95

Dianthus gratianopolitanus - Cheddar Pinks — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) An old fashioned favorite, this mat forming species, with gray-green grassy leaves, is perfect for the rock garden or cascading over walls. Sweetly fragrant flowers are a deep pink produced in summer.

30445 Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Rubies’ — This plant has a wonderful fragrance and spreads to make a low mat of evergreen, gray-green foliage. In the summer tiny, rich pink, double flowers of about ½’’ rise above the foliage on 4" stems. 1 GAL $10.95

DICENTRA - BLEEDING HEART — (-30oF, USDA Zones 3-8) In the wild, Dicentra grow in moist locations including woodlands. Some are useful for shady borders, or woodland gardens. They generally prefer some shade, especially in the hotter areas and are short-lived in areas with milder winters. They prefer to be provided with very well-drained, humus rich soil. Although they like some moisture, dicentra will not survive in ground that remains constantly wet.

Dicentra eximia — Rosy purple bleeding hearts dangle from graceful drooping stems through the spring and summer. The flaring tips of the outer petals are unusually long on these flowers. The foliage is deeply incised, gray-green, and glaucous.


30463 Dicentra eximia ‘Luxuriant’ —
Commonly known as Western bleeding heart, this perennial is great for borders, cottage gardens or wildflower gardens. Cherry-red, heart-shaped flowers are borne on racemes above ferny foliage from mid-spring through the summer. 1 GAL $12.95

31157 Dicentra formosa — This is a spreading plant with red-pink colored, heart-shaped flowers that arch above green fernlike leaves. Spreads by rhizomes. 1 GAL $12.95

30465 Dicentra spectabilis — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) This great plant has a looser habit and less dissected foliage than the other bleeding hearts. In spring, the heart-shaped, 1" pink flowers with white inner petals are lined on one side of a nodding panicle. This one tolerates sun in cooler climates and will die back after blooming. 1 GAL $12.95

30600 Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ — Similar to the species, but has pure white flowers. 1 GAL $11.95

31719 Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Strong growing variety with deep pink heart-shaped flowers. The new foliage has a reddish tint to it, gradually turning a bright golden yellow and finally lime green in summer. 1 GAL $29.95

ECHINACEA - CONE FLOWER — Should be planted in full sun and well-drained, rich soil, most are drought tolerant. Easy to grow and long valued as an herbal remedy; the butterflies love it! The cones work well in dried arrangements and last long as a cut flower.

32517 Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’™ — Aptly named, this selection sports earthy gold flowers the color of a harvest moon with a golden orange cone. The nice wide flower petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial presence. Plant it up close where you can enjoy its delightful rose-like fragrance. 1 GAL $13.95

30442 Echinacea purpurea — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) A super-hardy plant with narrow, dark green leaves lining stems that stretch to 3’ above the ground. At the top of these stems are large, daisy-like with reflexed purple rays drooping from an orange central disk, which becomes more conical with age. Blooms throughout the summer. Butterflies nectar on most varieties and birds love the dry seeds. 2 GAL $19.95

32075 Echinacea purpurea ‘Razzmatazz’pp #13,894 — This incredibly showy Echinacea has numerous petaloids in a mounded center atop a single layer of normal petals. Young flowers have green centers and as the flowers open the green shrinks. Put some sparkle in your perennial border! 2 GAL $19.95

32518 Echinacea ‘Sundown’ PPAF — At last, a coneflower that’s not purple! This selection sports warm russet-orange flowers with a prominent, brownish central cone. Their nice wide petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial presence. Plant this one up close where you can enjoy its delightful rose-like fragrance. Sundown™ is similar to ‘Sunset’ PP16424 but stands about 8-10 inches taller. Though the flowers are slightly smaller, Sundown™ is a more vigorous grower. 1 GAL $13.95

EPIMEDIUM - BISHOP’S HAT — Low-growing, evergreen to semievergreen with creeping underground stems. Beautiful divided leaves appear on wiry petioles. An exceptional foliage plant. Likes limestone, but adapts to all but extremely acid soils. Tolerate sun but perform best in partial to full shade. Give rich, moist soil, tolerates dryer conditions in full shade. Trouble free.

30079 Epimedium x cantabrigense — (-30oF, USDA Zone 4-8) Flowers are a lovely orange-red. Leaves are elongated and heart-shaped. The new leaves are reddish bronze in spring, turn to dark green in summer and red in the fall. 2 GAL $19.95

30812 Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ — A good, robust plant up to 1’ tall, with yellow flowers and evergreen leaves of three leaflets that emerge bronze in spring. The flowering stems are leafless and the spurs slightly curved up. 1 GAL $18.95

30109 Epimedium x rubrum — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) A low-growing plant (6" to 1’) with smooth green leaves and small, bicolor crimson and cream flowers. The foliage emerges beautiful bronze, later turning to green tinged with bronze. 1 GAL $18.95

30080 Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ — Clump-forming, evergreen perennial with heart-shaped leaves that are red when young and later turning green. Produces small, saucer-to cup-shaped flowers with bright yellow petals and pale yellow inner sepals. The 12" tall foliage and flowers can be long-lasting in arrangements. 1 GAL $18.95

32489 Epimedium x warleyense ‘Orange Queen’ - Lovely soft orange flowers 8" to 10" above leaves. Flowers usually in April. SOLD OUT

ERYSIMUM - WALLFLOWER — Wallflowers like to have poor to moderately fertile , well-drained alkaline soil in full sun. The are ideal as sunny borders, or in a rock garden and will tolerate dry conditions.

31810 Erysimum ‘Sunlight’ — Fresh yellow flowers atop crisp, green mats. This wallflower fits in anywhere with good drainage. Grows 3-4’’ tall and 1½’ wide. 1 GAL $11.95

ERYTHRONIUM

32573 Erythronium tuolumnense — It is a species of flowering plant in the lily family which is known by the common name Tuolumne fawn lily. It is native to the Sierra Nevada foothills of Tuolumne County, California. Its’ sunshine yellow tepals draw your attention to this rare plant in the garden. It is threatened in its’ small habitat, so by growing it we help keep it for our children. Not collected in the wild. SOLD OUT

EUPHORBIA — Many of the Euphorbias listed in this section are subshrubs or shrubs. We have chosen to list all in the Perennial Section. Most Euphorbias have significantly reduced flower parts. The flower is actually called a cyathium. The inflorescences have many small cyathiums on the end of axes, grouped together usually in a small but showy cyme. Grown for contrast of interesting cymes to foliage, or for the foliage itself. A very unusual and diverse genus. Most require moist, well-drained soil, with full sun to dappled shade. Some can seed around. Plant where you can enjoy the changing form.

31175 Euphorbia characias — (0oF, USDA Zones 7-10) Some of the most exciting for the landscape. Somewhat drought tolerant and do best in full sun. Cut flower stalks after seed heads form to encourage vigorous new growth and to prevent seeding around if that proves to be a problem. SOLD OUT

30089 Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii — Great looking long, gray-green leaves cover the burgundy stems and contrast spectacularly with the full heads of chartreuse cyathia. Bushy evergreen plant grows to 4’. SOLD OUT

30010 Euphorbia polychroma - Cushion Spurge — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-10) Syn. E. epithymoides. A bushy evergreen subshrub species displaying bright green ovate leaves. Bright yellow, 3" wide bracts appear during late spring. Growing to about 1’ tall, it provides shining color in the garden. 1 GAL $12.95

FILIPENDULA - MEADOWSWEET — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) Prefers moderately fertile, leafy, moist but well-drained soil. Can be planted beside ponds or streams, as it prefers wet soils. If the soil is drier, it will lose some of its height. Winter mulch in cold zones. Give it sun or partial shade.

32564 Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta Magnifica’ — A valuable clumping foliage plant with deep rose pink clouds of fragrant flowers. The fragrant foliage is deeply cut and rich green. It will grow to 5’. 1 GAL $12.95

FRAGARIA — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Fragaria thrives in alkali, sandy soils. Give them full sun to light dappled shade.

31255 Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ — Bright green glossy leaves on this low-growing variety that would be good as a ground cover. Rosy red flowers bloom in spring and infrequently throughout the rest of the season. Very few fruit are produced. Cont $3.95

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