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New Perennials for 2016 - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order - Page 1 of 2

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Common Name
Botanical Name
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Flower Color Foliage Color Annual/ Perennial Exposure Bloom Season Height Spread Hardiness Zone
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Container Size
Spring Summer Autumn
Anemone (Japanese) Anemone hupehensis var. japonica
1. Pamina
‘Pamina’ comes into its prime just as other plants are beginning to retire for the season. From late summer into mid-fall, deep rosy pink 2.5” double flowers top tall, graceful stems which sway beautifully in the wind. Individual petals are elongated and daisy-like. 9C-South Click to display 'Pamina' tag image 30"-36" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
Anemone x
2. Fantasy™ Cinderella
Very compact and vigorous growth habit, bright pink single flowers with golden centers, petals are thicker than usual, foliage remains compact and attractive, blooms mid to late summer. 9C-South Click to display 'Fantasy™ Cinderella' tag image 12"-18" 18"-24" 5-8 8" Green
Aster (New York) Aster novi-belgii
3. Alert
Densely packed clusters of deep purplish-red flowers provide outstanding color in the garden from late summer into fall. They make a terrific accent to fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. 'Alert' has an especially compact habit and the flowers are great for cutting. 9C-North Click to display 'Alert' tag image 12"-15" 15"-18" 3-8 8" Green
Autumn Moor Grass Sesleria autumnalis
4. Autumn Moor Grass
Slender, white fuzzy flowers appear in early autumn above clumps of narrow green blades, flowers then turn tan and the foliage turns golden, tolerates many soil types from sand to clay. 12C-South Click to display 'Autumn Moor Grass' tag image 12"-18" 12"-24" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Avens Geum x
5. Cocktails™ Cosmopolitan
From Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, exquisite semi-double flowers of rose, pink and cream, flowers are sterile for exceptional long bloom time and the ruffled petals add a sense of elegance, dark green foliage remains tidy, very floriferous.

This selection has semi-double flowers that look like miniature roses. Creamy petals are flushed and edged in rosy-pink. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage more buds. Plants may be pruned back hard after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage.

10C-North Click to display 'Cocktails™ Cosmopolitan' tag image 18"-23" 14"-18" 4-9 8" Green
Bamboo Fargesia dracocephala
6. Rufa
A beautiful and very hardy Fargesia with new culms that have attractive rusty reddish sheaths and a clumping root system. This new introduction is proving to be one of the most hardy and versatile clumping bamboo in the landscape. It is a shorter Fargesia, only about 10 feet tall when mature, but a vigorous grower, sending up many new culms each season. The new culms leaf out early in the summer, making it an excellent choice where its rapid growth is desired. 12C-South   n/a 8'-10' 6'-8'2" n/a 8" Terra Cotta
Bee Balm (Eastern) Monarda bradburiana
7. Bradburn's Eastern Beebalm
Monarda bradburiana is a central US native (Iowa south to Texas) deserving of much more widespread acclaim. First, Monarda bradburiana is a deciduous clump-former that doesn't take over the garden like many monardas. Second, it doesn't get mildew...at least not in our hot, humid climate, and third...it's the earliest monarda to flower. Monarda bradburiana makes an 18" tall x 4' wide cushion of menthol scented foliage topped, starting in early May, with terminal, light pink spotted, gaillardia-like flowers that are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds. Monarda bradburiana remains attractive with fascinating dried seed heads long after the flowers fade...superb! 9C-North Click to display 'Bradburn's Eastern Beebalm' tag image 16"-18" 24"-36" 5-8 8" Green
Bee Balm, Bergamot Monarda didyma
8. Balmy™ Rose
Excellent early-flowering, compact monarda. Dwarf variety is deer and rabbit resistant, as well as mildew resistant. 9C-North Click to display 'Balmy™ Rose' tag image 10"-12" 8"-10" 4-9 8" Green
9. Cherry Pops
In midsummer, 'Cherry Pops' forms a solid dome of cherry red, 2-2.5” flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump that will fill out containers nicely but won’t run all over the garden. It displays above average resistance to powdery mildew. 9C-North Click to display 'Cherry Pops' tag image 20" 26" 4-8 8" Green
10. Pardon My Cerise
Here is a petite selection that’s easy to tuck into the front of your sunny border and combination containers. Reaching just a little over a foot tall at maturity, this compact selection forms a bushy, well-branched clump of green, semi-glossy foliage.

Here is a petite selection that’s easy to tuck into the front of your sunny border and combination containers. Reaching just a little over a foot tall at maturity, this compact selection forms a bushy, well-branched clump of green, semi-glossy foliage.

9C-North Click to display 'Pardon My Cerise' tag image 14"-18" 10"-12" 4-8 8" Green
11. Pardon My Lavender
Here is a petite selection that’s easy to tuck into the front of your sunny border and combination containers. Reaching just a little over a foot tall at maturity, this compact selection forms a bushy, well-branched clump of medium green, semi-glossy foliage. Slightly running, but controlled and refined habit.

From mid through late summer, light lavender pink flowers sit just at the top of the foliage. The insides of the flowers are lighter pink, giving the flower a three-dimensional look. Though the plant may be dwarf, the flowers are the same size as taller selections, measuring a full 2 ½ - 3 inches across. They add a bright splash of color to the border in high summer.

9C-North Click to display 'Pardon My Lavender' tag image 14"-18" 10"-12" 4-8 8" Green
Bellflower (Carpathian Harebell) Campanula carpatica
12. Rapido White
One of the earliest blooming Campanula carpatica types on the market with good vigor and uniformity. 1-1.5in cup shaped, pure white flowers and dark green foliage. 5C-North Click to display 'Rapido White' tag image 5"-7" 5"-8" 3-8 4" Green
Bellflower (Clustered) Campanula glomerata
13. Genti Blue
This new Campanula boasts a compact habit and beautiful, violet blue flowers. The size of the plant makes it perfect for containers or the front of the border. The clustered, bell-shaped flowers bloom profusely atop the dark green foliage for a long period of time, beginning in late spring. Clustered Bellflower has been a longtime favorite of cottage gardens, attracting butterflies and resisting deer. 9C-North Click to display 'Genti Blue' tag image 15"-16" 15"-16" 5-8 8" Green
14. Genti White
This Clustered Bellflower selection has a mid-sized habit. It forms a mound of coarse green leaves low to the ground, with taller stems that bear large clusters of pure white flowers in late spring into summer. Superb for cutting. Quickly spreads to form a small patch, but easily managed by dividing plants in spring or fall. Combines beautifully with anything gold or yellow, for contrast. Worth trying in containers. If desired, trim plants back to 4 inches after flowering, to rejuvenate the foliage and tidy up for the remainder of the season. 9C-North Click to display 'Genti White' tag image 16"-18" 16"-18" 3-9 8" Green
Betony (Dwarf) Stachys officinalis
15. Densiflorus
Bright lavender-pink flower spikes appear June through August above extremely dense, compact rosettes of green, glossy foliage. Good for the edge of the border. n/a Click to display 'Densiflorus' tag image 8"-10" 12"-15" 4-9 8" Green
Black Snakeroot; Bugbane Cimicifuga racemosa
16. James Compton
A wonderfully airy, architectural backdrop for the garden, the dark purplish-black foliage of 'James Compton' will compliment everything around it. Measuring only 3' tall, this selection is similar to, but shorter than 'Hillside Black Beauty'. It is especially attractive when combined with variegated or yellow foliage.

Though the young leaves tend to be green, they quickly deepen to a dark purple-black if planted in some sun. In late summer, sweetly fragrant, white flowers tinged pink sway in the wind above the masses of foliage.

11C-South Click to display 'James Compton' tag image 36" 18"-24" 4-8 10" Black
Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia laciniata
17. Goldquelle
Tall clumping plant with large double yellow pom-pom flowers (no cones), narrow lobed green foliage with tall wiry stems, excellent and long lasting cut flower. 12C-North Click to display 'Goldquelle' tag image 36"-48" 18"-24" 4-9 8" Green
Blanket Flower Gaillardia grandiflora
18. Sunset Cutie
Gaillardia 'Sunset Cutie' features two rows of flat, red-bronze petals with a creamy yellow border. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant. 10C-North Click to display 'Sunset Cutie' tag image 12"-14" 12"-14" 5-9 8" Green
19. Sunset Snappy
This selection features single rows of flat petals in purple-pink with creamy-yellow tips. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant. 10C-North Click to display 'Sunset Snappy' tag image 12"-14" 12"-14" 5-9 8" Green
Bleeding Heart (Fern-leaf) Dicentra
20. Red Fountain
This recent introduction forms a vigorous mound of powdery blue-grey leaves, topped by clusters of heart-shaped flowers in a glowing cherry-red shade. Excellent for edging, and very useful for mixed containers and tubs. Removing faded flowers regularly will promote lots of new buds to form. In cool summer regions plants may tolerate direct sun. Continued blooming may stop in hot summer regions. 12B-North Click to display 'Red Fountain' tag image 10"-12" 12"-18" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Dicentra eximia x peregrina
21. Fire Island
Though it may look similar to ‘Burning Hearts’ at first glance, once you grow the new ‘Fire Island’ you’ll understand the difference. You’ll quickly appreciate ‘Fire Island’ for its more vigorous growth rate, bushier habit, earlier flowering, and increased flower production. This sun loving alpine type of bleeding heart has been extremely popular since its introduction into the US.

Flaming magenta red, heart-shaped flowers with white tips are produced in clusters above the very finely textured, frosty blue foliage from late spring into midsummer. Two added bonuses with this new selection: it is more disease resistant and does not produce seed, helping it to bloom longer into summer.

12B-North Click to display 'Fire Island' tag image 12"-15" 18"-24" 3-9 10" Black
Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
22. Carousel
'Carousel' Little Bluestem is a more compact version of our lovely native grass, with beautiful blue-green summer foliage which turns amazing shades of purple and bronze in fall. The delicate seedheads appear in August and September, and are especially showy when backlit by evening sunlight. Plant in excellent drainage for the best performance. Found by Donald Boehm of Illinois, and introduced by Chicagoland Grows®, so you know it's cold tolerant. All Little Bluestems attract butterflies when in bloom and songbirds when in seed. 12C-South Click to display 'Carousel' tag image 28"-30" 28"-30" 3-9 8" Green
Burnet Sanguisorba minor
23. Little Angel
This is a cute dwarf plant featuring compact green and white variegated foliage topped with raspberry-like flowers rise on slender stems in late summer. 'Little Angel' is a great choice for adding texture and interest to the garden border, containers, or naturalized area in the yard. 9C-South Click to display 'Little Angel' tag image 24"-28" 12"-24" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
Campion Silene dioica
24. Sunshine 'n Daydreams
‘Sunshine n Daydreams’ features pure sunshine yellow foliage, hot candy pink flowers, and is bred for a long season of interest.Hot candy pink flowers are all male, blooming continually from early summer. No seed set. Bloom period early Summer-Fall. Trim back to the ground following flowering to encourage fresh colorful new foliage. 11C-North Click to display 'Sunshine 'n Daydreams' tag image 12"-14" 12"-14" 6-9 8" Terra Cotta
Cardinal Flower Lobelia x speciosa
25. Starship Deep Rose
Summer-flowering perennial attracts hummingbirds. Showy, mid-height plants covered with masses of flowers are ideal for containers for the center of the border. Sturdy, bushy plants are low maintenance. Produces masses of flowers. 5D-North Click to display 'Starship Deep Rose' tag image 20"-24" 12"-14" 6-10 4" Green
Coneflower Echinacea
26. Orange Skipper
Named after the popular Orange Skipper butterfly, this fantastic new selection’s saturated, deep neon-tangerine orange color is reminiscent of the wings of her namesake. A bright and sunny addition to any garden, this compact, yet sturdy, well branched plant makes the perfect border or massing plant. It’s also really great in a container or patio planting. This new coneflower can grow to full size in one growing season in the ground and in even less time in a container. It’s as if it grows like and annual. An amazing coneflower!

Single petaled coneflowers are simple, much more minimalist, and the birds and butterflies definitely prefer their cones to the doubles. They still feast on the seeds and nectar in the doubles, but they’ll go to the singles first every time.

12C-North Click to display 'Orange Skipper' tag image 15"-18" 18"-24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
27. Prairie Pillars™ Big Kahuna
Big, informal, honey-mango colored flowers in huge numbers sit above the foliage of this must have Echinacea. The sweet scent of the flowers goes right along with its Hawaiian name. 'Big Kahuna' will be the "boss" of your garden border. Sturdy, upright habit, strong stems and unique color adds up to a tropical treat. 12C-North Click to display 'Prairie Pillars™ Big Kahuna' tag image 16"-20" 16"-20" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Echinacea purpurea
28. Big Sky™ Harvest Moon
Yet another amazing breakthrough in color, this remarkable hybrid Coneflower features soft golden-orange petals surrounding a deep russet-orange cone. Blooms are delightfully fragrant, the plants well-branched, strong and bushy in habit. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. 12C-North Click to display 'Big Sky™ Harvest Moon' tag image 23"-29" 18"-23" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
29. Burgundy Fireworks
A flashy new coneflower with vivid beet-red quill-like ray flowers, unlike any other! Flowers are huge and long-lasting on stout burgundy stems above glossy foliage. Compact and vigorous. Stunning perennial color for beds, borders, wild gardens and containers. 12C-North Click to display 'Burgundy Fireworks' tag image 18"-20" 18"-24" 5-7 8" Terra Cotta
30. Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff
Uniquely-colored double coneflower, light cherry-pink pompom blooms with lime-green centers and brighter cherry flecking on the petals, compact foliage with sturdy well-branched stems, prolific flowering even in the first year, blooms mid summer to early fall. 12C-North Click to display 'Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff' tag image 16"-20" 14"-16" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
31. Cone-fections™ Pink Sorbet
Echinacea ‘Pink Sorbet’ is brand new from breeder Arie Blom in the Netherlands. This plant took top awards at the ISU trials and Plantarium in the Netherlands.

It is a gem of a plant. Strong, sturdy stems hold up large, fully double bubble-gum pink blooms. 'Pink Sorbet' has super stiff stems that hold up it’s fully double, pompom bloooms and never flop – even after a heavy rainstorm. If you’ve been waiting for a stronger pink double in the medium size range – 'Pink Sorbet' is for you.

12C-North Click to display 'Cone-fections™ Pink Sorbet' tag image 18"-24" 24"-30" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
32. Double Scoop™ Cranberry
Such a rare color for Echinacea, this selection boasts saturated cranberry red, double pom-pom flowers that don’t bleach out as they age, putting on a sizzling hot show of color in the landscape for several months beginning in early summer.

The fragrant blossoms are long lasting in fresh bouquets and attract butterflies like a magnet.

12C-North Click to display 'Double Scoop™ Cranberry' tag image 24"-26" 16"-22" 4-9 10" Black
33. Marmalade
Echinacea Marmalade's fully double flowers are amazingly large, fragrant, and held atop strong stems in the garden. Marmalade boasts giant 4" flowers each containing over 150 vibrant orange petals. Flowers are held atop strong stems that make superb long-lasting cutflowers! 12C-North Click to display 'Marmalade' tag image 26"-30" 24"-30" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
34. Sensation Pink
This plant boasts 3” wide, hot magenta pink flowers that really catches your eye from a distance. Flowers lighten to light lavender pink with age. The flowers are presented on dark stems above a truly compact habit. 12C-North Click to display 'Sensation Pink' tag image 16"-18" 16"-22" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
35. Vintage Wine®
Selected for its large 4" dark raspberry-red flowers and huge orange cones, dark green foliage with strong sturdy dark stems, very floriferous. 12C-North Click to display 'Vintage Wine®' tag image 24"-30" 18"-23" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Coneflower (Dwarf) Echinacea
36. Prairie Pixies™ Rosita
'Rosita' is 'Chiquita's' sister in habit and bloom count, but has light pink flowers that have a showy center cone and reflexing petals. Another super garden plant with a fantastic habit. Naturally great branching habit that makes an unusually good container plant. Part of our Prairie Pixies™ Series of genetically-dwarf, hybrid Echinaceas. 12C-North Click to display 'Prairie Pixies™ Rosita' tag image 12"-14" 12"-14" 4-10 8" Terra Cotta
Echinacea hybrid
37. Prairie Pixies™ Chiquita
Echinacea 'Chiquita' simply has it all; a naturally short habit, high crown count, very large flowers for a dwarf and a lovely, soft yellow color. No other Echinacea has this color or habit. As a container plant, 'Chiquita' is a star performer and in the garden, nothing could light up a tight space like this fragrant, easy to grow gem. 12C-North Click to display 'Prairie Pixies™ Chiquita' tag image 10"-12" 10"-12" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Coral Bells Heuchera
38. Forever Purple
This Coral Bells is destined to become the new standard for purple-leafed perennials. It forms a mound of glossy, purple leaves with fluted edges year round. Short sprays of purple-pink flowers appear in summer. Sturdy in habit and vigorous. Nice for borders, containers or in the rock garden. Remove any winter-burned leaves in the spring, otherwise no pruning is required. Another fantastic Heuchera from Terra Nova Nurseries. 4D-South Click to display 'Forever Purple' tag image 12"-15" 18"-22" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
39. Pink Pearls
This adorable Heuchera forms medium sized mounds of orange-pink to coral colored foliage. It is extremely floriferous, with clusters of tiny pink bell-like flowers on reddish stems. A beautiful foliage plant that contrasts nicely with all things green in the garden or landscape. 4D-South Click to display 'Pink Pearls' tag image 15"-18" 18"-22" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Heuchera sanguinea
40. Coral Petite
This beautiful, petite new variety of Heuchera is the perfect solution to all your fairy garden needs! Super compact, ‘Coral Petite’ tops out at just 12" tall - flowers included! This sweet evergreen groundcover features rich green leaves, lightly frosted with white. In Summer, airy crimson flowers emerge on wine colored stems - perfect for attracting hummingbirds, or adding to dainty bouquets. Performs best in part shade. 5C-South Click to display 'Coral Petite' tag image 8"-12" 8"-12" 3-9 4" Green
Heuchera villosa
41. Berry Timeless
A revolution in Heuchera genetics! You’ll be amazed at the unbelievable flower production of our new ‘Berry Timeless’. A myriad of light pink flowers which age to a deeper rose red are produced in tight wands on 18-20” scapes.

What is so remarkable is what happens when the flowers are spent—they dry in place on the stems similar to what Statice does instead of falling off and leaving bare stems, thus the reference to the everlasting flowers in its name. You’ll get a two toned look of light and dark pink flowers on the same plant for a strong show of color. Even better, this plant blooms and reblooms continuously, not in waves, from early summer to frost!

4D-South Click to display 'Berry Timeless' tag image 8"-10" 20" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
42. Cassis
Deep purple-black matte foliage with a compact neat habit, a profusion of cherry-pink blooms late spring through summer. A Thiery Delabroye introduction. 4D-South Click to display 'Cassis' tag image 12"-15" 18"-22" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Heuchera x villosa
43. Carnival Watermelon
This villosa hybrid, part of the Carnival series, known for their tidy mounding habit and excellent heat and humidity tolerance, has bronze-green leaves with rich, silver markings and pink undersides. Short sprays of small white bell flowers in summer. Wonderful in the garden or in mixed containers. Trim off any withered or tired-looking leaves in spring. 4D-South Click to display 'Carnival Watermelon' tag image 10"-12" 12"-14" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
44. Dark Secret
'Dark Secret' is a hybrid featuring deep purple-bronze coloring from 'Obsidian', a slight silvery sheen on the leaf surface from 'Frosted Violet', and heavily ruffled margins from 'Crimson Curls'. Cream flowers are produced atop deep purple stems in early to midsummer. 4D-South Click to display 'Dark Secret' tag image 10"-12" 12"-18" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
45. Mocha
The largest, darkest villosa currently available. Dark chocolate to bronze-purple leaves have bright purple undersides. As plant matures, foliage turns almost black with more sun exposure. Creamy white bell flowers. 4D-South Click to display 'Mocha' tag image 12"-18" 18"-24" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Cranesbill Geranium cinereum
46. Jolly Jewel™ Night
Two-toned hot pink-dark purple flowers, blooms continuously throughout summer. 12C-North Click to display 'Jolly Jewel™ Night' tag image 10"-12" 10"-12" 3-8 8" Terra Cotta
Cranesbill (Bloody) Geranium sanguineum
47. New Hampshire Purple
A profusion of magenta-purple flowers atop compact, spreading mounds of leaves makes this one of the best low-growing cranesbills.

Intricately cut leaves are green for most of the season but earn their namesake from the brilliant crimson-red they turn in fall.

12C-North Click to display 'New Hampshire Purple' tag image 12"-18" 15" 4-8 8" Green
Creeping Wire Vine Muehlenbeckia axillaris
48. Nana
A low creeping evergreen groundcover, this forms a spreading mat of wiry stems, clothed in tiny rounded leaves with a glossy green finish. Fall and winter colour is an attractive bronze green. Insignificant green flowers become black-seeded white berries in late summer. Great for large areas and stabilizing slopes. Vigorous habit. Space at 4 to 6 plants per square yard. Plants may be mown once a year in the spring to encourage thicker growth. Good in combination with spring flowering bulbs. Tolerates fairly high foot traffic and dry conditions, once established. Too vigorous for the rock garden or perennial border. Avoid planting between pathway flagstones as this may become a trip hazard. 9C-South Click to display 'Nana' tag image n/a 2"-4" 23"-29" 6-9 8" Green
Daylily Hemerocallis hybrid
49. Big Smile
'Big Smile' has very pretty coloring with 5.5" flowers made of yellow/yellow-orange petals with a beautiful pink edge around a green throat. The color contrast between the yellow and pink is fantastic though it prefers cool conditions for the best coloration. 10C-South Click to display 'Big Smile' tag image 24"-28" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
50. Congo Coral
This re-bloomer will delight with double, salmon-coral blooms in spring and again in the fall. The large flowers are up to 5” across and have a light fragrance. 10C-South Click to display 'Congo Coral' tag image 18"-22" 12"-18" 2-9 8" Terra Cotta
51. Diva's Choice
Bright bubble gum-pink flowers with highly ruffled yellow margins and a yellow throat, large 6" flowers bloom heavily early summer and again late summer as temperatures begin to cool, semi-evergreen foliage, vibrant color with excellent rebloom. 10C-South Click to display 'Diva's Choice' tag image 22"-26" 18"-24" n/a 8" Terra Cotta
52. Passionate Returns
From renowned daylily breeder Darrel Apps comes what he considers his best overall quality rebloomer to date. An everblooming daylily, ‘Passionate Returns’ blooms for about 3½ months beginning in early July in zone 5. Four inch, rosy red, ruffled flowers have perfect form. Flowers are held just at the top of the foliage, with multiple branched scapes and lots of buds to make it extremely floriferous in the landscape. Its short stature and continuous flower show makes this the perfect daylily for growing at the front of the border and in containers. 10C-South Click to display 'Passionate Returns' tag image 17" 18"-24" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Delphinium (Dwarf) Delphinium grandiflorum
53. Summer Cloud
Rounding out our collection of dwarf delphiniums comes this floriferous new bicolor blue and white selection. Like ‘Summer Nights’, the flowers are vibrant deep blue but have a bright white center. It is the first-ever bicolor D. grandiflorum, a species that is more heat tolerant and has an earlier bloom time than other delphiniums.

Unlike the tall, spiky varieties, this little beauty forms a compact mound of well-branched foliage. ‘Summer Cloud’ is slightly more compact than others in the series. The bicolor blue and white flowers cover the lacy foliage from early through late summer.

5C-South Click to display 'Summer Cloud' tag image 10"-12" 12" 3-7 4" Green
False Spirea Astilbe arendsii
54. Younique™ Ruby Red
Astible Younique™ Ruby Red grows quickly to form a nice mound of petite foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, triangular, red plumes in early to midsummer. 11B-North Click to display 'Younique™ Ruby Red' tag image 16"-20" 16"-20" 4-9 8" Green
Astilbe chinensis
55. Maggie Daley
A later blooming species useful for extending the bloom season into late summer. Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color. Flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles. Though garden performance is far superior in moist soils, members of this species are moderately drought tolerant. 11B-North Click to display 'Maggie Daley' tag image 28" 16"-20" 4-9 8" Green
56. Mighty Pip
A gorgeous four foot tall astilbe with showy, clear salmon pink plumes over boldly divided dark green leaves that may have bronze edging. Plant this showstopper at the back of your shade garden. Robust grower. 11B-North Click to display 'Mighty Pip' tag image 40"-48" 24"-36" 3-9 8" Green
57. Mighty Red Quin
A gorgeous four foot tall astilbe with showy, upright red plumes over boldly divided dark green leaves that may have bronze edging. Plant this showstopper at the back of your shade garden. Robust grower. 11B-South Click to display 'Mighty Red Quin' tag image 40"-48" 24"-36" 3-9 8" Green
58. Purple Rain
This midsized selection has fluffy plumes in shades of lavender to magenta, over a mound of elegant, lacy green leaves. A healthy, vigorous performer. Great in the border, it also thrives in tubs or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Developed in the Netherlands by breeder Hans van der Meer in 2000. 11B-North Click to display 'Purple Rain' tag image 18"-21" 18"-23" 3-9 8" Green
Fasle Spirea Astilbe arendsii
59. Chocolate Shogun
Stunning new introduction (2015) from Japan, glossy chocolate brown leaves makes this the darkest Astilbe yet, maintains good summer color and the plumes of bright pink flowers offer the perfect compliment to the dark foliage. 11B-North Click to display 'Chocolate Shogun' tag image 14" 12"-15" 5-7 10" Black
Fern (Asian Saber Fern) Polystichum neolobatum
60. Asian Saber Fern
A beautiful, reliable fern for every shade garden with attractive erect, glossy & slightly grooved fronds. This evergreen fern has upright fronds that get to 2’ tall. The fronds can withstand snow without breaking. 12A-South Click to display 'Asian Saber Fern' tag image n/a 18"-24" 24"-30" 5-8 8" Terra Cotta
Fern (Thick-Stemmed Wood) Dryopteris crassirhizoma
61. Thick Stemmed Wood Fern
Dryopteris crassirhizoma is a handsome, tall, vase-shaped fern that usually forms a solitary crown and can reach 3' tall x 3' wide when happy. The semi-evergreen, deer-resistant, thick textured fronds of Dryopteris crassirhizoma give a very tropical appearance in the garden. In winter the fronds remain green but lay flat on the ground, helping to protect those nearby from the ravages of winter. 12A-South Click to display 'Thick Stemmed Wood Fern' tag image n/a 32"-36" 36"-42" 5-8 8" Terra Cotta
Fescue (Large Blue) Festuca amethystina
62. Large Blue Fescue
This is one of the finest textured fescues available with the hair-like foliage dancing in the slightest breeze. When grown from seed, color ranges from bright green to shades of blue-green. The name comes from the amethyst color of the flowers and their stems. 4C-South Click to display 'Large Blue Fescue' tag image n/a 12"-18" 12"-18" 4 6" Green
Foamflower Tiarella hybrid
63. Fingerpaint
This woodland perennial is truly a plant with interest for all seasons. Starting in spring, bright green foliage will jump out at you from the shade. Each leaf is deeply lobed with pointy edges, with an overall lacy texture. The centers of the leaves have burgundy blotches, like handprint made with paint. Ivory flowers appear just above the foliage in early spring. This foamflower is a semi-running type, forming a compact, dense, rounded mound that will have restrained spreading. 4D-South Click to display 'Fingerpaint' tag image 9" 12" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Gaura Gaura lindheimeri
64. Rosy Jane
This delectable new bicolor beauty is enchanting—a breakthrough debut in the graceful gaura palette. From summer till fall, 24" tall plants produce a glorious display of white flowers prettily edged with pink picotee. Native plants excel in butterfly and native gardens, borders and containers. Drought-tolerant. 4C-South Click to display 'Rosy Jane' tag image 22"-24" 18"-22" 6-9 6" Green
Ginger (Canadian Wild) Asarum canadense
65. Canadian Wild Ginger
A highly popular groundcover, Wild Ginger's large heart-shaped leaves can be 6" in diameter, and its sturdy rootstocks create a dense network that creeps to cover woodland slopes. Once established, a cover of Wild Ginger can fend off Garlic Mustard and other invasive in the woodland environment. As a woodland native this deer resistant plant enjoys shade and tolerates a variety of soil types. An attractive dark red flower, usually hidden from view by the foliage, blooms in early spring and fades fairly quickly. 11C-South Click to display 'Canadian Wild Ginger' tag image 6"-12" 6"-12" 4-6 8" Green
Globeflower Trollius x cultorum
66. New Moon
Globeflowers are extremely popular perennials, bursting into colour in late spring and early summer. This selection has large, creamy-yellow double flowers on strong upright stems and a nice compact habit. Good vigor. Sometimes called Buttercups, these grow well in a sunny or part-shaded border, also at the edge of a moist woodland. Flowers will last a few days when cut. 11C-South Click to display 'New Moon' tag image 18"-23" 12"-14" 3-9 8" Green
67. Orange Crest
Globeflowers are extremely popular perennials, bursting into colour in late spring and early summer. This compact selection has large flowers in a soft orange shade, with a darker orange centre. Sometimes called Buttercups, these grow well in a sunny or part-shaded border, also at the edge of a moist woodland. Flowers will last a few days when cut. Shear plants back after blooming to encourage a flush of new leaves to last through the summer. Clumps may be easily divided in fall or early spring. 11C-South Click to display 'Orange Crest' tag image 21"-23" 18"-23" 2-9 8" Green
Hardy Orchid Bletilla striata
68. Hardy Orchid
Forms low clumps of slender arching foliage, clusters of deep pink orchid flowers bloom late spring to early summer. 12C-North Click to display 'Hardy Orchid' tag image 8"-12" 8"-12" 5-9 8" Green
Hops Humulus lupulus
69. Willamette
An aroma-type hop with lower alpha acids used to add a spicy aroma to traditional English ales. No other vine is faster growing or more effective as an ornamental screen. Plants can grow up to 20 feet in one year when grown in a sunny location and are easily trained on a fence or trellis. Each year they die back to the crown in winter. In late summer the vines bear cone-like flowers that have a fresh, pine-like fragrance. The flowers are used in beer-making. Dark green, deeply lobed foliage is very attractive. 12B-South Click to display 'Willamette' tag image 20'-25' 36"-48" 5-8 10" Green w/ Trellis
Hosta Hosta hybrid
70. Afterglow
This new hosta features a striking yellow margin surrounding the large, green, heart-shaped leaves and forms an impressive upright mound in the landscape. In early summer, pale lavender, funnel-shaped flowers top the clump.

This large hosta is best used as a specimen in the garden and it combines beautifully with ferns, Corydalis, and sedges.

12B-North Click to display 'Afterglow' tag image 24" 48" 3-9 10" Black
71. Curly Fries
This irresistible miniature to small sized hosta is the perfect accompaniment for bright blue hostas like ‘Prairie Sky’, especially when planted together in containers or near the front of the border. It forms an arching, wiggly clump of extremely rippled, narrow leaves. Position this hosta where it will receive morning sun, as its chartreuse foliage will be brightest there. Mature plants will develop red speckled petioles. Lavender flowers top the clump in midsummer. 12B-North Click to display 'Curly Fries' tag image 28" 40" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
72. Fire Island
A small to medium sized hosta that is hard to miss in the spring garden. The leaves emerge brilliant yellow on red petioles; red coloring extends from the base of the petiole up into the leaves. As the season progresses, the foliage darkens to chartreuse, but the red petioles remain all season long.

The broadly ovate leaves are slightly corrugated with distinctly rippled margins at maturity. Lavender flowers are produced in midsummer. Vigorous grower; best in full shade.

12B-North Click to display 'Fire Island' tag image 10"-14" 15"-30" 3-9 Unknown
73. June Spirit
This hosta forms a distinctive mound of shiny leaves with wide, deep green margins and chartreuse centers that turn yellow in summer if planted in part sun.

Lavender blue flowers appear on chartreuse scapes in mid to late summer.

11B-South Click to display 'June Spirit' tag image 14" 26" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
74. Mini Skirt
This petite and flirty hosta forms a miniature mound of very wavy, thick, blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins in spring. In summer, the center turns more green and the edge lightens to creamy white. Pale lavender flowers with deeper purple stripes appear closely packed together on short, very proportionately sized scapes in early to midsummer.

Show this cute mini hosta off in troughs and other patio containers with good drainage, or plant it right near the edge of the border where it's sure to be seen.

11B-South Click to display 'Mini Skirt' tag image 5"-7" 13" 3-9 Unknown
75. Pocketful of Sunshine
This cute small hosta grows quickly to form a compact clump of thick, rugose, distinctly cupped leaves that are yellow with broad, deep green margins at maturity. The centers of the leaves are chartreuse in spring and brighten as the season progresses.

Light lavender flowers are produced in early to midsummer.

11B-North Click to display 'Pocketful of Sunshine' tag image 9" 19" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
76. Jewel of Desert™ Peridot
Delosperma Jewel of Desert Peridot illuminates the summer garden with long lasting, cheerful-yellow blooms. This Ice Plant is heat-tolerant and grows in almost any sunny spot. Forms a lush, ground hugging mat, good for mass planting and erosion control in lean, poor soils. Non-invasive. Great container or rock garden accent. Evergreen. 4D-South Click to display 'Jewel of Desert™ Peridot' tag image 4"-6" 6"-8" 4-8 4½" White
Iris (Dwarf-bearded) Iris pumila
77. Blueberry Tart
Like a fresh blueberry tart right out of the oven, this delectable little iris has blueberry colored, upright standards and buttery gold to copper falls rimmed with blue. A touch of blue is also found in the fuzzy beards. The bicolor blossoms are produced on short stems atop its sword-like, light green foliage.

This is one of the first irises to bloom in spring along with flowering bulbs and it also reblooms in early to mid-fall.

9C-North Click to display 'Blueberry Tart' tag image 11" 6"-8" 3-10 8" Terra Cotta
Iris (Japanese) Iris ensata
78. Lion King
Absolutely extraordinary! Nothing less could describe the incredible show this Japanese Iris puts on in early summer. Planted in ideal moist conditions in our trial garden, these majestic plants grew to a tall, stately height of 4 feet and was in full bloom in mid-June (early summer) here in Michigan. The gigantic 7-8 inch flowers were fully double, with standards and falls much larger than the species. Each petal displays a wide, grape purple edge that feathers into the pure white center. A small sunshine yellow signal is tucked down into the base of each widely ruffled petal. This is absolutely a must-have for every perennial garden! 9C-North Click to display 'Lion King' tag image n/a n/a 36"-48" 24"-28" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Iris (Siberian) Iris sibirica
79. Contrast in Styles
This showy selection of Siberian Iris is perfectly named for its incredible contrasting color patterns. 3-5” flowers have rich wine purple standards and falls and lighter blue-purple styles. Semi-flaring falls display prominent white and yellow signals with purple veining. The contrast is truly eye-catching.

Typical of Siberian Irises, this selection also has narrow, green, disease resistant foliage that remains attractive all season. It is especially lovely when planted en masse around water features.

9C-North Click to display 'Contrast in Styles' tag image 28"-34" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Iris (Tall Bearded) Iris germanica
80. Eggnog
You enjoy the creamy, yellow seasonal drink during in December, and now you can enjoy the same yellow color in late spring with this lovely Tall Bearded Iris. ‘Eggnog’ has golden yellow falls and standards with darker butterscotch infused edges. A small white flash below the marigold beards adds interest to this heavily ruffled iris. Reblooms to zone 5. 9C-North Click to display 'Eggnog' tag image 36" 12"-18" 3-10 8" Terra Cotta
81. Victoria Falls
‘Victoria Falls’ is aptly named, as this blue iris has lovely ruffled petals that mimic water movement. Light lavender blue falls and standards, with a white patch in the center of each fall, highlighting the white beards. This variety will put a show from early midseason to late season, and then again in fall. Reblooms to zone 4. 9C-North Click to display 'Victoria Falls' tag image 40" 12"-18" 3-10 8" Terra Cotta
Iris plicata
82. Wine Festival
‘Wine Festival’ is an example of a plicata Iris, or an Iris with stitched, stippled, or banded colors that contrast with the base color, usually yellow or white. In this instance, ‘Wine Festival’ has a white base color, with a rose violet band on its falls. The standards are a matching rose violet with gold beards. Very light fragrance. Reblooms to zone 6. 9C-North Click to display 'Wine Festival' tag image 38" 12"-18" 3-10 8" Terra Cotta
Ladybells Adenophora confusa
83. Fairybells™ Gaudi Violet
‘Gaudi Violet’ is praised for its free flowering habit, terminal racemes of elegant, soft violet drooping bell-shaped flowers, held on upright stems well above the foliage. 9C-South Click to display 'Fairybells™ Gaudi Violet' tag image 20"-28" 16"-18" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Lady's Mantle Alchemilla sericata
84. Gold Strike
Handsome, velvety gray-green scalloped foliage on a nice, compact plant. Has a mounding habit with bright chartreuse star-like flowers late spring to early summer. Good for cut flowers or planting in the rock garden, borders or containers. 11C-South Click to display 'Gold Strike' tag image 12"-24" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
Lavender Lavandula x intermedia
85. Phenomenal
One of the hottest lavenders to hit the market in years and certainly one of Lloyd Traven’s favorite perennials ever! This Peace Tree Farms introduction conquers many of the problems often found in lavenders: it tolerates the extremes of both cold and heat without dying back, is resistant to common root and foliar diseases, and grows superbly in landscapes.

This is a very large, hedging lavender that can be used to create a border around the garden and also can be grown as a cut and dried flower for potpourri and culinary uses. It forms a very uniform, dense mound of silvery green foliage topped with tall wands of rich lavender purple flowers which are much darker than ‘Provence’.

n/a Click to display 'Phenomenal' tag image 24"-30" 48"-52" 4-9 8" Green
Lavender (English) Lavandula angustifolia
86. Big Time Blue
This Lavender is the earliest blooming angustifolia variety by far! Flowers are 4" larger than Munstead or Hidcote. Plants form compact shrubby mounds of aromatic gray foliage. Excellent for fresh cut or dried flowers. Needs good drainage and full sun for best growth. 4C-South Click to display 'Big Time Blue' tag image 12"-16" 12"-18" 5-9 8" Green
87. Hidcote Promise
Fragrant purple flower spikes appear June through August. Blue-green foliage has a very compact, erect habit, shorter than the original Hidcote variety.Use rock mulch instead of wood to reduce humidiy. 6D-North   14" 14" 5-9 4" Green
Lavandula angustifoloa
88. Blue Dwarf
A delightful selection that forms compact, bushy clumps which are uniform in size and shape. These characteristics make it an excellent choice for edging. Strongly fragrant, dark blue flowers are produced from late spring well into summer. 8D-North Click to display 'Blue Dwarf' tag image 12"-15" 12"-15" 5-9 4½" White
89. Vicenza Blue
This compact, bushy strain has grey-green foliage and spikes of deep lavender-blue flowers during the summer. 6D-North Click to display 'Vicenza Blue' tag image 10"-12" 10"-12" 5-9 4" Green
Lenten Rose Helleborus
90. New York Night
Helleborus 'New York Night' bears 2.5-3”, single flowers with shades of black that include deep grey-purple, jet black, and black-purple. 12A-South Click to display 'New York Night' tag image 18"-24" 18"-24" 4-9 10" Terra Cotta
91. Winter Thriller™ Midnight Ruffles
Double black hellebores are one of the most sought-after colors and they are rare in the trade. We are very excited to be able to offer you this new vigorous strain of double black hellebores! Add some dramatic flair to your spring garden with ‘Midnight Ruffles’! Large 3”, velvety black flowers with contrasting light yellow stamens have three times the number of petals than a single hellebore. This plant was featured on the Martha Stewart Show in March, 2012! 12A-South Click to display 'Winter Thriller™ Midnight Ruffles' tag image 18"-22" 24" 4-9 10" Terra Cotta
92. Winter Thriller™ Sunshine Ruffles
A new color strain for the series, ‘Sunshine Ruffles’ bears sunny yellow blossoms lightly kissed with red on its picotee edges. You’ll find 30-40, large 2½-3” blossoms on mature four year old plants in early through mid-spring. Like all WINTER THRILLERS™ hellebores, these doubles have beautiful dark green, bushy foliage that looks great all year. 12A-South Click to display 'Winter Thriller™ Sunshine Ruffles' tag image 18"-22" 24" 4-9 10" Terra Cotta
Ligularia (Bigleaf) Ligularia dentata
93. King Kong
This part-shade loving perennial has the same dark foliage that gardeners have long admired in ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, but with leaves nearly twice as big at 16” across. The newest leaves are glossy and black-purple—as the summer progresses the leaves mellow to burgundy purple with a semi-glossy finish. Leaves are thick and leathery, with an undulating leaf edge. This vigorous plant comes in slightly taller than ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ due to its larger leaves, topping around 3-3.5 feet

Golden orange, daisy-like flowers top the plant on purple stems in midsummer, extending the height of the plant to 4 feet. Like most slow-growing Ligularia, this plant will take a few growing seasons to reach its mature height. Leaves are greener in full shade—plant in a site with morning sun for best purple color.

11C-South Click to display 'King Kong' tag image 36"-48" 36"-42" 4-9 10" Black
94. Othello
Sometimes called Elephant Ears, this is a bold specimen perennial that needs a moist location. Plants form a clump of large, rounded dark-green leaves with a purple backside. Taller stems appear in June, bearing clusters of bright golden orange daisy flowers. Superb for the back of the border, or at the waterside. An unusual centerpiece for a tub or large container. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting. ‘Othello’ is very similar to the variety ‘Desdemona', but slightly earlier to flower. 11C-South Click to display 'Othello' tag image 35"-47" 29"-35" 3-9 8" Green
Lily (Asiatic) Lilium (Asiatic)
95. Tridex
Asiatic lily 'Tridex' has deep-red clusters of flowers that become darker towards the throat. Blooming in early summer on slender stalks, Lilium Tridex has large buds that flower into intensely red, almost purple blooms. 10C-North Click to display 'Tridex' tag image 20"-24" 12"-14" 3-9 8" Green
Lily (Asiatic, Dwarf) Lilium (Asiatic, Dwarf)
96. Lily Looks™ Tiny Ghost
This selection has large, upfacing flowers of rich, magenta purple-red. 10C-North Click to display 'Lily Looks™ Tiny Ghost' tag image 12"-14" 10"-12" 2-9 8" Green
97. Lily Looks™ Tiny Sensation
This selection has large, upfacing flowers with yellow petals heavily spotted maroon-red at the base. Really a dramatic addition to a hot color theme. 10C-North Click to display 'Lily Looks™ Tiny Sensation' tag image n/a 12"-16" 12"-16" 3-8 8" Green
Lily (Oriental) Lilium (Oriental)
98. Isabella
Isabella is a pale pink, double oriental Lily that will grow to 40"-48" tall. 10C-North Click to display 'Isabella' tag image 40"-48" 16"-18" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
99. Solution
This beauty has large white flowers with raspberry speckles and deep pink streaks. Growing up to 48” it can take up to 115 days for it to bloom, so have patience because when it does flower you will want to cut them and make a beautiful arrangement! 10C-North Click to display 'Solution' tag image 40"-48" 16"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Lungwort Pulmonaria x
100. Little Star
With foliage that’s more diminutive than other Pulmonarias, this compact Lungwort can easily squeeze into an intimate space. While the deep cobalt blue of the flowers fades to a softer purple, the distinct silver spots of the narrow leaves remain intense and dazzling. 11C-South Click to display 'Little Star' tag image 6"-8" 10"-12" 4-9 8" Green
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