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New Perennials for 2017 - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

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Common Name
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Flower Color Foliage Color Annual/ Perennial Exposure Bloom Season Height Spread Hardiness Zone
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Spring Summer Autumn
Basket of Gold, Cloth of Gold, Gold Dust Aurinia saxatilis (Alyssum saxatile)
1. Summit
One of the most popular of spring-flowering perennials, most often seen in rock gardens or as a border edging. This forms a low bushy mound of grey-green leaves, smothered by masses of tiny, bright golden-yellow flowers for several weeks. This improved selection is compact and has excellent disease resistance. Clip plants back by half, immediately after blooming but do not prune in fall or early spring. Not easily divided. 5B-North Click to display 'Summit' tag image 6"-8" 12"-18" 3-8 4" Green
Bee Balm (Dwarf) Monarda
2. Fireball
This more compact selection produces heads of large, shaggy dark-red flowers in mid to late summer. Foliage is delightfully fragrant, and significantly more resistant to powdery mildew than most older varieties. Excellent for cutting. The shorter stature makes this an excellent choice for the middle of a sunny perennial border. 9C-North Click to display 'Fireball' tag image 23"-27" 18"-23" 4-9 8" Green
Blue Fescue Festuca glauca
3. Beyond Blue
This selection forms a dense tuft of bluer-than-blue leaves that remain blue all season. Spikes of tan flowers in early summer. Excellent for mass planting, edging, or in the rock garden. Clumps are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. Evergreen in mild areas, in colder winter regions the leaves should be trimmed back in late winter right to the base. Flower spikes may also be removed in summer, if desired. 12C-South Click to display 'Beyond Blue' tag image 10"-12" 16"-18" 4-9 8" Green
Catmint (Dwarf) Nepeta x faassenii
4. Little Trudy®
This lovely selection is a dwarf cultivar that grows in spreading mounds and features finely textured, grey-green leaves that are highly aromatic when crushed or bruised so makes a wonderful addition planted along a garden path. Two-lipped lavender flowers are densely clustered and bloom from May to September. The aroma is almost irresistible to our feline friends. Shear back the initial flower spikes for continuous bloom. 12C-South Click to display 'Little Trudy®' tag image 10"-12" 12"-18" 4-9 8" Green
Coneflower Echinacea
5. Cone-fections™ Mini Belle
Mini Belle is a miniature version of ‘Southern Belle’. With its bright magenta blooms and strong stems, yet in a smaller version for smaller garden spaces, Mini Belle is the plant for you. Like its sister, Mini Belle has Echinacea tennesseensis in her blood, s she should be super long-lived in any garden setting. Dead head her and she will rebloom the entire summer. 12C-North Click to display 'Cone-fections™ Mini Belle' tag image 18"-24" 24"-30" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
6. Pink Fascinator
Fascinators are those fashionable pins that ladies wear in their hair in London for the Queen’s birthday or the ladies in Kentucky wear for the Derby when a hat is just too much. When the Pink Fascinator Coneflower burst on the scene, it made just as much a fashion statement as one of those elegant pins.

The petals are a deep hot raspberry with a high mounding center cone to match. Birds, butterflies and bees can’t stay away from these beauties. The flowers keep coming all summer and, if deadheaded, well into fall. They stay upright, even in the rain, and keep to themselves in a tidy clump.

12C-North Click to display 'Pink Fascinator' tag image 16"-20" 12"-16" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
7. Pixie Meadowbrite™
Dwarf habit, strong sturdy stems, true pink flowers and an exceptionally long bloom time make this an excellent coneflower for any garden. This cross between tennesseensis, angustifolia, and purpurea was selected for its drought tolerance, compact form, and garden durability. Prefers well-drained, moist soils. 12C-North Click to display 'Pixie Meadowbrite™' tag image 18"-20" 18"-20" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
8. Rainbow Marcella
This new introduction features single petaled, flowers the color of orange sherbet that age to soft, raspberry pink. Retains its color until winter frost. Drought tolerant once established. 12C-North Click to display 'Rainbow Marcella' tag image 16"-18" 18"-23" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Echinacea purpurea
9. Big Sky™ Solar Flare
'Solar Flare' is as close as we’ve come to a true red Echinacea. This is a new color for the genus, a kind of deep magenta red with red being the dominant color, and purple petal backs. As the flowers pass their prime, they age to an attractive smoky rose.

The enormous 5-6”, strongly fragrant flowers have horizontally held ray petals, making the flowers seem even larger. From mid through late summer, these showy blooms are produced atop very dark, near black stems that are thick and sturdy.

12C-North Click to display 'Big Sky™ Solar Flare' tag image 24"-36" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
10. Purple Emporer
‘Purple Emperor’ produces large, fragrant, saturated magenta purple blossoms on sturdy, well-branched stems that are held in perfect proportion to the bushy clump of deep green foliage. As the flowers age, the tips of the petals turn a bit lighter pink but the center remains a bright magenta color. 12C-North Click to display 'Purple Emporer' tag image 15"-18" 12"-16" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
Coral Bells Heuchera
11. Blondie
The caramel colored foliage is so cute with the delightful, ever present flower spikes of mellow, creamy yellow. Just 5" tall, and 8" wide, 'Blondie' is a blooming machine, with up to 20 - 8" flower spikes at a time! 4D-South Click to display 'Blondie' tag image 4"-6" 6"-8" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Heuchera villosa
12. Plum Power
Plum Power is a real work horse, hot or cold, sun or shade, this Heuchera doesn't mind, the foliage color will change throughout the year from burgundy red in spring to purple-pink with a touch of silver in summer, its leaves can reach jumbo size at 8" wide and 14" long, dark pink flowers appear in June which will appear again in September. 4D-South Click to display 'Plum Power' tag image 12"-14" 18"-20" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Cranesbill Geranium × oxonianum
13. Miss Heidi
This hybrid forms a mound of ‘patterned’ green leaves. Masses of pink flowers with subtle darker pink veining appear in spring then into the summer. Plants may need to be cut back hard in midsummer to encourage fresh new foliage. Easily divided in spring or fall. One of the best choices for massed plantings, filling in quickly to create a bushy groundcover. Prefers a rich, moist soil. 12C-North Click to display 'Miss Heidi' tag image 14"-16" 14"-16" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Geranium cinereum
14. Ballerina
This low-growing selection forms a trailing mat of grey-green leaves. The soft-pink flowers have a deep purple eye and veins, appearing on and off from early summer. Terrific in the rock garden, alpine trough, wall or for edging a border or pathway. Shear plants by half in midsummer if flowering stops, to encourage bushy growth and repeat blooming in autumn. Easily divided in spring. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993/2006). 12C-North Click to display 'Ballerina' tag image 4"-8" 12"-18" 3-9 8" Green
Daylily Hemerocallis hybrid
15. Bela Lugosi
This premium selection, considered the best purple on the market, features large purple flowers with a lime-green throat. It'a a strong grower and is heavily budded. Tetraploid. Midseason. 10C-South Click to display 'Bela Lugosi' tag image 29"-33" 18"-23" 2-9 8" Terra Cotta
16. Bestseller
Mid to late, large 5" fragrant lavender-pink flowers trimmed with yellow ruffles edged above a greenish throat, compact and re-blooms. 10C-South Click to display 'Bestseller' tag image 24"-28" 18"-24" 2-9 8" Terra Cotta
17. Calico Jack
Bright lemon-yellow flowers show contrasting plum eye zones and ruffled rims. A standout in any border, this daring daylily received Honorable Mention from the AHS. 5½" blooms on sturdy 28" stems appear early to midsummer with dormant foliage. 10C-South Click to display 'Calico Jack' tag image 24"-28" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
18. Carrick Wildon
The gigantic 8" flowers of this spider type look like a flame with their multi-colored yellow-orange and red petals, these petals will curve backwards and twist a bit to add interest, vigorous grower, tetraploid. Midseason. 10C-South Click to display 'Carrick Wildon' tag image 24"-36" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
19. Frosted Vintage Ruffles
This selection is considered a super-bloomer and features large, highly fragrant, pastel blend of yellow and light pink flowers with darker pink, heavily-ruffled edging. Rebloomer. Robust grower. Early season. 10C-South Click to display 'Frosted Vintage Ruffles' tag image 18"-23" 23"-27" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
20. Gentle Shepherd
This selection features lightly ruffled off-white flowers with a green throat. Early/Midseason. 10C-South Click to display 'Gentle Shepherd' tag image 23"-25" 23"-25" 2-9 8" Green
21. Hyperion
This classic selection has large, fragrant lemon-yellow flowers. Repeat blooming. Midseason. 10C-South Click to display 'Hyperion' tag image 35"-39" 23"-35" 2-9 8" Green
22. Naughty Red
A temptress to be sure, Naughty Red bears ruffled, recurved petals of deep red edged in sunny yellow, giving it a seductive look sure to lure visitors to your garden space. This vibrant vixen is perfect in mass plantings, containers and borders. 10C-South Click to display 'Naughty Red' tag image 24"-26" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
23. Orange Smoothy
4" wide, orange mango petals with a light rose band, pink mid-rib, and green throat. The flower scapes have well-branched, 4-way scapes and upwards near 32 buds per scape, packing quite a punch with its flower performance. The diamond dusting will dazzle you as it sparkles in direct sun. Flowers are cookie-cutter consistent in form and color and we have observed excellent rebloom. 'Orange Smoothie' combines well with pastel and bold colors alike, making it a great choice for landscape designers. Plant en masse for a truly stunning display.

From the same hybridizer who brought you the popular reblooming daylily 'Going Bananas'.

10C-South Click to display 'Orange Smoothy' tag image 24" 18"-24" 3-9 PW 2.0 Gallon
24. Rocket City
Large 6” bittersweet orange trumpets with darker orange highlights resemble soft Tiger Lilies in height and color, but with clean foliage and an extended bloom time.

Hemerocallis Rocket City, a tetraploid, was selected for its abundant blossoms, vibrant colors, and hardiness in a variety of climates and soils. Drought tolerant once established.

10C-South Click to display 'Rocket City' tag image 34"-36" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
25. Romantic Returns
Another standout reblooming daylily from renowned hybridizer Dr. Darrel Apps! Deep rose pink flowers have ruffled petals with notably large flowers for a continuous bloomer at 5in wide. Compared to 'Passionate Returns', this is a deeper pink with larger flowers. 10C-South Click to display 'Romantic Returns' tag image 25" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
26. Storm Shelter
This is one of our favorite new daylilies! This stunning, high quality, tetraploid produces 5 inch wide, mauve colored blossoms with an enormous deep eggplant purple eye that extends to nearly the edge of the petals. Piecrust edges have a wide picotee margin that matches the eggplant color of the eye zone. The flowers boast heavy substance that stands up to adverse weather. Rounded petals and flower form complete the package. The rich color saturation of the flower make this daylily a can't miss! 10C-South Click to display 'Storm Shelter' tag image 24" 18"-24" 3-9 PW 2.0 Gallon
27. Strawberry Candy
'Strawberry Candy' has textured, pink petals with ruffled, picotee edges surround the strawberry-red eye zones and yellow throats, making this reblooming variety a real winner. This cultivar has an diurnal extended blooming habit; its blooms remain open from the early morning until the evening, for at least 16 hours. Each flower lasts for only one day. They are rebloomers and will bloom more than once in a season. These daylilies bloom one to three weeks before the height of bloom of most cultivars. 10C-South Click to display 'Strawberry Candy' tag image 24"-26" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
False Spirea Astilbe arendsii
28. Younique™ Cerise
This selection features a low mound of lacy green foliage, topped by large branching heads of fragrant, triangular bright pink plumes. Good for a shady position if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. Also thrives in tubs, or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. 11B-North Click to display 'Younique™ Cerise' tag image 12"-16" 14"-18" 4-9 8" Green
Astilbe chinensis
29. Little Vision in Purple
‘Little Vision in Purple’ differs from ‘Visions’ by its more compact plant habit, more finely dissected leaves, and darker colored flowers. These flowers form a dense block of fuzzy, pyramidal shaped, lavender plumes, presented just above the coarsely textured, dark green foliage in midsummer. Like all Astilbe chinensis types, this one exhibits a bit greater tolerance to drier soils and can tolerate full sun. 11B-South Click to display 'Little Vision in Purple' tag image 12"-15" 14"-16" 4-9 8" Green
30. Vision Inferno
The large dense stalks of 'Vision Inferno' feature light pink flowers that rise above robust, deep green, divided foliage in early to mid July. As the flower stalk ages, the old flowers will become an attractive green. 11B-South Click to display 'Vision Inferno' tag image 24"-30" 14"-16" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Astilbe simplicifolia
31. Key Largo
Mid-late, shiny dark green foliage with bright shell pink flowers, produces twice as many flowers than other types, often reblooms. 11B-South Click to display 'Key Largo' tag image 16"-20" 18"-24" 3-8 8" Green
Foamflower Tiarella hybrid
32. Candy Striper
'Candy Striper' features large, deeply-cut green leaves with beet-red stripes in the middle, forming a star pattern. Spikes of soft-pink buds open into fragrant white flowers in late spring. An excellent choice for edging in the shade garden. Winter foliage color is rich bronzy-purple. Do not prune back in the fall, just wait and remove any tattered or ugly leaves in the spring. 4C-South Click to display 'Candy Striper' tag image 10"-14" 12"-16" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
33. Spring Symphony
This selection has deeply cut green leaves with a black star pattern in the middle. Delicate spikes of fragrant, soft-pink flowers appear in late spring. Rated as one of the best Foamflower hybrids to date, outstanding for both its floral and foliage display. An excellent choice for edging in the shade garden. Winter foliage color is rich bronzy-purple. 4C-South Click to display 'Spring Symphony' tag image 8"-10" 10"-12" 4-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Dwarf) Pennisetum alopecuroides
34. Ginger Love
If you like 'Red Head,' you will love this dwarf selection. Its smaller size makes it easy to fit into most gardens. Long, plump, reddish inflorenscences appear prolifically above the green, clumping foliage beginning in late summer. Foliage takes on coppery bronze tones in fall. 12C-South Click to display 'Ginger Love' tag image n/a 24"-36" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Goldenrod Solidago
35. Wichita Mountains
Bearing resemblance to Liatris, this nativar shines in the fall with its tall flower wands densely packed with golden yellow blooms that pollinators adore. It is a highlight of the Lurie Garden in Chicago, but was originally discovered in SW Oklahoma by Steve Bieberich of Sunshine Nursery.

This nativar is very tolerant of heat and dry soils.

11C-South Click to display 'Wichita Mountains' tag image 24"-36" 24"-30" 4-9 8" Green
Hens and Chicks Sempervivum hybrid
36. Carmen
A beautiful Hens and Chicks, 'Carmen' forms large 5" wide rosettes, spreading to make a 12" patch in a few years. 'Carmen's' olive green foliage is enhanced with red tips. Maybe 2-3" tall at the most. Useful in rockeries, troughs, or mixed with other hardy and tender succulents. 3D-South Click to display 'Carmen' tag image n/a 2"-3" 8"-12" 5-9 4½" White
37. Gold Nugget
A sport of Ruby Heart, the vibrant foliage of this variety will add a bright spot to any garden. The bright gold foliage with red picotee edge changes to a bright lime green in the summer and back to gold and red in the fall. Mature rosettes up to 5" accross. Great for the border, rock garden, and containers. 3D-South Click to display 'Gold Nugget' tag image n/a 2"-3" 6"-8" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
38. Kalinda
With its beautiful large evergreen rosettes of pale burgundy, orange-flushed, coral-tipped leaves that turn deep wine tones in winter, this is one of many outstanding hybrid sempervivums. 3D-South Click to display 'Kalinda' tag image 3"-5" 12"-18" 5-9 4½" White
39. Royal Ruby
This selection produces medium-sized rosettes with narrow, pointy leaves of ruby red to smoky grey-red. Short spikes of pastel flowers in summer. 3D-South Click to display 'Royal Ruby' tag image 4"-8" 6"-12" 5-9 4½" White
40. Ruby Heart
This selection forms rosettes of sharply pointed, silvery blue to blue-green leaves which are flushed rosy red at the base. This color varies by season, intensifying in cold temperatures. In midsummer, unique pinkish purple flowers are held aloft on short, leafy stalks. 3D-South Click to display 'Ruby Heart' tag image 3"-4" 6"-8" 3-8 4½" White
Sempervivum tectorum
41. Sunset
Emerald green fleshy rosettes with tips of red transform to gleaming sunset tones of orange in cool weather. Mature plants produce short thick flower spikes of star-shaped pink flowers. A carefree, sun and heat loving succulent. 3D-South Click to display 'Sunset' tag image 4"-8" 6"-12" 5-9 4½" White
Hosta Hosta hybrid
42. Ben Vernooij
Hosta 'Ben Vernooij' has incredibly vibrant coloration with extraordinary blue leaves with very wide bright yellow edges. The leaves are thick and extremely resistant to slugs.

Ben Vernooij is a beautiful sport of the very popular Hosta First Frost originating from J Fransen.

12B-North Click to display 'Ben Vernooij' tag image 16"-28" 18"-30" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
43. Blue Hawaii
'Blue Hawaii' is a large selection that has heart-shaped blue corrugated leaves and holds their color very well. Taller stems of fragrant white flowers appear in midsummer. Terrific as a specimen in a container or border. Clumps may be easily divided in the spring or fall. 12B-North Click to display 'Blue Hawaii' tag image 27"-29" 35"-47" 2-9 8" Green
44. Brim Cup
Round to heart-shaped cupped leaves of mid-green are edged with very wide, irregular, creamy-chartreuse to white margins. The foliage becomes stiff and seer-suckered when mature. Plants form nice clumps 12 inches wide. Pale lavender flowers appear in midsummer. 12B-North Click to display 'Brim Cup' tag image 12"-14" 23"-29" 2-9 8" Green
45. Color Festival
'Color Festival' is a medum-large selection featuring leaves with a dark green border, pure white center, and divided by splashes of yellow. Fragrant lavender flowers appear in midsummer amd may attract hummingbirds. Good substance and vigor. Suitable for planting in mixed containers and tubs. Sport of H. ‘Enterprise’. 12B-North Click to display 'Color Festival' tag image 16"-18" 21"-29" 2-9 8" Green
46. Diamonds Are Forever
‘Diamonds are Forever’ is a very showy hosta with green leaves and crisp white margins. The sharply contrasting variegation can be spotted from quite a distance and is even more eye-catching in late summer when the purple, bell-shaped flowers appear. If you’re a fan of the “Tiara” series of hostas, you know they are vigorous growers in the garden, forming a flattish mound of petite leaves. They are excellent for edging a shade border. 12B-North Click to display 'Diamonds Are Forever' tag image n/a 10"-12" 22"-24" 3-9 10" Black
47. Fire and Ice
This spectacular reverse sport of ‘Patriot’ is a mid-sized selection with slightly twisted foliage, white-centered leaves, and a wide streaky dark-green margin. Pale lavender flowers appear in mid summer. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. 12B-North Click to display 'Fire and Ice' tag image 20"-21" 35"-39" 2-9 8" Green
48. 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.

11B-South Click to display 'Fire Island' tag image 10"-14" 15"-30" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
49. Island Breeze
First came ‘Fire Island’ which was followed by its variegated progeny ‘Paradise Island’. Now there is ‘Island Breeze’ which is the third member of this “tropical” family and a sport of ‘Paradise Island’. The improvements in this cultivar include more impressive variegation due to its wider margins, thicker leaf substance, and a strong growth rate.

Wide, dark green margins stand in sharp contrast to the bright yellow centers in early spring. As summer approaches, the centers become more chartreuse when plants are grown in heavier shade or lighter yellow if they are grown in more sun. Like ‘Paradise Island’, this one also has showy red speckled petioles that bleed up into the leaves. Dark lavender flowers appear on reddish green scapes in midsummer.

11B-South Click to display 'Island Breeze' tag image 12" 18"-20" 3-9 10" Black
50. Lakeside™ Meter Maid
Medium, a sport from Hosta 'Summer Music', Meter Maid has a much darker green leaf edge surrounding a large creamy center, a third light green color streaks between the margin and leaf center, cream centers will turn white in summer, spikes of lavender flowers appear in summer. 11B-South Click to display 'Lakeside™ Meter Maid' tag image 16"-18" 30"-36" 3-9 8" Green
51. 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 10" Black
52. Spartacus
Hosta 'Spartacus' illuminates the garden with it's brightly contrasted heart-shaped leaves. The leaves of 'Spartacus' are deeply veined and are slightly reverse-cupped. This hosta is sure to be a favorite as more people view it at maturity. Nearly white flowers are borne on long scapes that arch towards the ground. 11B-North Click to display 'Spartacus' tag image 20"-22" 44"-48" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
53. Tootie Mae
Medium, Tootie Mae has heavily corrugated, round leaves that are more cream than blue, the wide cream border with blue centers will hold its color all summer long, the plants will form wide clumps that are topped in late spring with spikes of near white flowers. 11B-North Click to display 'Tootie Mae' tag image n/a 16"-18" 36"-40" 3-9 8" Green
Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
54. Jewel of Desert™ Rosequartz
This forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, green leaves bearing loads of starry flowers. Petals are rose-pink with a white inner halo surrounding a yellow centre. Part of the new Jewel of Desert series, these should bloom longer than typical ice plants. A great choice for hot, dry areas and excellent in the rock garden or wall and for edging the front of a border. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Where winter drainage is poor, consider growing this as a summer blooming annual. 3D-South Click to display 'Jewel of Desert™ Rosequartz' tag image 4"-6" 6"-8" 4-9 4½" White
Ironweed Vernonia lettermannii
55. Iron Butterfly
‘Iron Butterfly’ is so named for its tubular, bright purple flowers that take on rusty hues. Slim, feathery leaves on this compact plant are attractive even before flowering begins in late summer. Provides fall color in a garden after other flowers have faded. Average-to-moist soils. Drought resistant. n/a Click to display 'Iron Butterfly' tag image 30"-36" 30"-36" 4-9 8" Green
Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra
56. Sunflare™
This stunning form of Hakonechloa macra is a sport selected from the popular cultivar ‘All Gold’ and boasts vibrant chartreuse leaves that with more sun become intense golden yellow, randomly highlighted in deep crimson. Fall coloring is a combination of chartreuse and gold saturated with tones of burnt orange and burgundy-red. This neat, strong-growing grass has a compact habit and forms an upright mound with graceful cascading foliage. 12C-South Click to display 'Sunflare™' tag image 12"-18" 18"-23" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Japanese Silver Grass Miscanthus sinensis
57. Silberfeder (Silver Feather)
This variety has large silvery-white flowers over an arching mound of dark green leaves. The foliage dries and turns a light tan shade for the winter. Useful as a specimen, in the border, or for mass planting. Trim to the ground in late winter or early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth appears. 12C-South Click to display 'Silberfeder (Silver Feather)' tag image 59"-6'10" 31"-35" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Lamium (Creeping) Lamium maculatum
58. Anne Greenaway
This British selection forms a spreading patch of small leaves, brightly marbled with light and dark green, chartreuse and silver. Clusters of mauve-pink flowers appear in spring then continue on and off until fall. Fairly tolerant of dry shade, once established. Trim or mow back in late winter. Stems will root into the ground where they touch, and any new plants that form can be easily moved in spring or fall. Also easily divided. Evergreen. 3C-South Click to display 'Anne Greenaway' tag image 6"-8" 12"-23" 2-9 4½" White
Lenten Rose Helleborus x hybridus
59. Ballerina Ruffles
This exquisite hellebore features large 3”, fluffy double flowers in pink shades ranging from light to bright lipstick pink, some with purple speckling. You can't help but to be drawn to this beauty queen. 12A-South Click to display 'Ballerina Ruffles' tag image 18"-22" 24" 4-9 10" Terra Cotta
Lily (Asiatic) Lilium (Asiatic)
60. Heartstrings®
Long-blooming fancy asiatic lily, great for cutting, peachy-yellow flower centers with raspberry pink-tipped petals, produces 3-5 flowers per stem. 10C-North Click to display 'Heartstrings®' tag image 42"-48" 9"-12" 3-9 8" Green
61. Landini
Dark purple-red to almost black, one of the darkest lilies, will stand out in the garden. produces 3-6 flowers per stem. 10C-North Click to display 'Landini' tag image 36"-42" 9"-12" 3-9 8" Green
Lily (Asiatic, Dwarf) Lilium (Asiatic, Dwarf) 
62. Tango® Strawberry and Cream
From "The Originals" series, these are new exciting tow-tone hybrids selected for pot plant production. Most have dramatic spotted centers similar to the "Tango" series but are shorter. They perform equally as well in the garden. 10C-North Click to display 'Tango® Strawberry and Cream' tag image 28"-30" 8"-12" 3-9 8" Green
Lily (Dwarf Oriental) Lilium (Dwarf Oriental) 
63. Entertainer
Bright new bi-color of pink-red flowers with pure white centers, flowers first open rosy-pink and deepen to red as the flower matures, strong stems and high bud count make this an exceptional pot lily, 4-6 flowers per stem, 105 days to force. 10C-North Click to display 'Entertainer' tag image 16"-18" 8"-12" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
64. Sunny Bonaire®
This compact selection has ruffled petals of gorgeous soft pink. Especially nice in tubs or containers. 10C-North Click to display 'Sunny Bonaire®' tag image 16"-18" 10"-12" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
65. Sunny Grenada®
Dark burgundy red flowers with a bright white edge and heavily spotted, extremely fragrant and nice dark green foliage, 5-7 flowers per stem. 10C-North Click to display 'Sunny Grenada®' tag image 16"-18" 10"-12" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
66. Sunny Keys®
One of the most bold colored Oriental Lily flowers available today, vibrant, dark pink-red blooms with a white edge, 2-4 flowers per stem 10C-North Click to display 'Sunny Keys®' tag image 16"-18" 10"-12" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Lily (Oriental Double) Lilium (Oriental Double)
67. Elena
Deep pink double oriental lily blooms adorn 'Roselily Elena' in mid-Summer with fully double and pollen free flowers. Sweet fragrant rose-like long lasting flowers. Excellent for border container and cut flower use. Blooms are up to 6" across. 10C-North Click to display 'Elena' tag image 36"-40" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
68. Natalia
Large light pink double flowers with darker rose midribs and lighter edges, lightly spotted centers, mildly fragrant, long-lasting and excellent cut flower. 10C-North Click to display 'Natalia' tag image 36"-40" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Lily (Oriental) Lilium (Oriental) 
69. Chill Out®
Large white flowers with large light yellow centers, fragrant, produces 3-5 flowers per stem. 10C-North Click to display 'Chill Out®' tag image 40"-44" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
70. Dizzy
Dizzy' is a tall lily that blooms with large super-sweet scented flowers and boldly colored petals of pale pink blending to dark red. 10C-North Click to display 'Dizzy' tag image 48"-5' 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
71. Metropolitan®
Metropolitan Oriental Lily is an upward facing flower that can grow up to 55". This lily has red flowers with a white frilly edge, a truly magnificent addition to any garden. 10C-North Click to display 'Metropolitan®' tag image 48"-55" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
72. Salmon Star
'Salmon Star' is a true, rich salmon color with dark red spots and an elegant shape -- plus the heavenly fragrance Oriental lilies are famous for. 10C-North Click to display 'Salmon Star' tag image 32"-36" 12"-18" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
73. Tarrango
Showy, solid, dark pink flowers 8-12" wide, very fragrant, 3-5 flowers per stem. 10C-North Click to display 'Tarrango' tag image 42"-48" 12"-18" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Lilyturf Liriope muscari
74. Variegata
'Variegata' features leaves striped lengthwise with green and creamy white, bearing short stems of violet-purple flowers, like tiny Grape Hyacinths. 11C-South   8"-16" 8"-12" 6-9 8" Green
Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis
75. Little Miss
Valuable for its unusually dwarf habit, this well-mannered German variety sports slender green foliage that takes on reddish purple tones in summer, and then develops fiery shades in autumn. Midsummer brings red flower plumes that change to dun-colored seed heads at the end of the season. An ideal accent plant for small gardens and containers. 12C-South Click to display 'Little Miss' tag image 24"-36" 36"-48" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
Meadowsweet Filipendula x
76. Red Umbrellas
This hybrid Meadowsweet is an unusual plant for the moist shade garden. It forms a mound of large green maple-shaped leaves, heavily veined with crimson. In early summer, the plants are topped with fluffy, pink flower umbels. Shorter than typical Meadowsweet so suitable for smaller gardens. Best with protection from hot afternoon sun. Easily divided in spring. 11C-North Click to display 'Red Umbrellas' tag image 25"-29" 25"-29" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead Physostegia virginiana
77. Vivid
'Vivid' forms a bushy mound, bearing spikes of deep-pink flowers from midsummer through the fall. Excellent for cutting. Spreads to form a big patch, something to keep in mind when placing this in the garden. A selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. A bit more compact than other forms, so this is less likely to need staking. 9C-South Click to display 'Vivid' tag image 23"-35" 23"-35" 2-9 8" Green
Onion (Ornamental) Allium schoenoprasum
78. Snowcap
This semi-dwarf variety has wispy, pristine white flowers. Fine, grassy gray-green foliage looks nice all season long. Plant it in well-drained soil. Holds up well in the heat and humidity of summer. Deadhead to prevent reseeding. Attacts bees and butterflies and is rabbit and deer resistant. 10C-South Click to display 'Snowcap' tag image 12"-15" 12"-18" 2-9 8" Green
Allium x senescens
79. Pink Planet
Allium 'Pink Planet' forms a nice clump of slightly twisted, thin, glaucous blue-green leaves, thanks to the influence of Allium senescens. The vigorous, deer-resistant clumps are topped with numerous 18" tall stalks, each terminating in a 3" wide, dense flower head of pale pink flowers. Allium 'Pink Planet' is a great attractant to bees and butterflies. Finally, this plant is a superb performer in heat and humidity. 10C-South Click to display 'Pink Planet' tag image 18" 12"-24" 4-9 8" Green
Phlox (Dwarf Garden) Phlox paniculata
80. Candy Crush
The large flower heads of pink and white pinwheel flowers just happen to be fragrant and mildew tolerant as well. 10C-South Click to display 'Candy Crush' tag image 10"-12" 10"-12" 4-8 8" Green
81. Desire
The large flower heads of hot pink-purple flowers just happen to be fragrant and mildew tolerant as well. 10C-South Click to display 'Desire' tag image 10"-12" 10"-12" 4-8 8" Green
82. Early Cerise
This hybrid compact selection blooms earlier than other traditional paniculata types and produces large clusters of fragrant, bright fuchsia-pink flowers. 10C-South Click to display 'Early Cerise' tag image 12"-16" 12"-16" 4-8 8" Green
83. Early Purple Eye
This hybrid compact selection is bi-colored purple and white flowers that are also fragrant will appear in summer for an exceptionally long time, thrives best in semi-shade. 10C-South Click to display 'Early Purple Eye' tag image n/a 12"-16" 12"-16" 4-8 8" Green
Phlox (Woodland) Phlox stolonifera
84. Sweet Seduction Blue
Sweet Seduction Blue has fragrant lavender-blue flowers that will last for weeks in spring, they appear to dance above the tiny green foliage on 6" stems, when in full bloom all you see is flowers and no leaves, this dense growth habit helps keep the weeds out, prefers to be grown in shade. 10C-South Click to display 'Sweet Seduction Blue' tag image 6"-8" 8"-10" 4-8 8" Green
Red Birds in a Tree Scrophularia macrantha
85. Cardinale™ Red
A Terra Nova introduction, Red Birds in a Tree is the common name for this unique perennial that flowers continuously from June until frost, deep rose-red flowers give the appearance of little birds in a tree, loved by hummingbirds and drought tolerant, a new selection of the New Mexico native. 12C-North Click to display 'Cardinale™ Red' tag image 20"-24" 20"-24" 5-10 8" Terra Cotta
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia
86. Blue Steel
Aromatic, silvery foliage carries clouds of airy, lavender-blue flowers on strong silver stems. Great backdrop plant for borders and mixed containers, adding cool color to garden through late summer. Performs even in heat and drought. Adored by butterflies and hummingbirds. 11C-South Click to display 'Blue Steel' tag image 18"-36" 16"-24" 4-9 8" Green
Sea Holly Eryngium × zabelii
87. Neptune's Gold
This superb selection is the first all-gold leaved Sea Holly offering a stunning color combination. Bright golden leaves and bracts contrast greatly with the steel blue stems and flower heads. Leaves emerge bright yellow, fade to chartreuse and then age to a lovely gold and green combination. The long lasting, deep periwinkle blue flowers are surrounded by bracts that are graduated from silver to gold and then soft lavender. A versatile plant, fitting well into the sunny border but also terrific in pots or tubs. 11C-North Click to display 'Neptune's Gold' tag image 20"-23" 10"-12" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum
88. Luna
Fluffy, doubled pom-pom flowers that appear in summer will start yellow then change to a two-toned yellow and then finish white, won Greenhouse Grower's "People's Choice" award for perennial of the year in 2015 and had 100% winter survival at U of MN 2016, must be a hardy keeper! 11C-South Click to display 'Luna' tag image 18"-20" 18"-20" 5-9 8" Green
Speedwell (Spiked) Veronica spicata
89. First Love
'First Love' is a compact Speedwell selection, ideal for near the border edge, in containers and the rock garden. This forms a low mound of attractive deep green foliage, bearing numerous spikes of glowing fluorescent-pink flowers starting in early summer and continuing for weeks. Prune off spent blooms to encourage more buds to form. Easy and colorful. Attractive to butterflies. 11C-North Click to display 'First Love' tag image 10"-12" 12"-18" 3-9 8" Green
90. Royal Candles
This is a terrific compact selection of Spike Speedwell. It forms a low bushy mound of dark green leaves, bearing short spikes of bright blue flowers in early summer for several weeks. Versatile in the garden, at home as an edging plant, in the rock garden or in tubs and containers. Shear lightly after blooming to encourage fresh foliage, and possible repeat flowering in the fall. Shows good promise for massing in large landscape situations.

Unlike some other veronicas, the bottom foliage of this variety does not die out. This trait coupled with its shorter habit makes it ideal for the front of the border, as an edging, or in containers. Many people consider this cultivar to be the best upright form of Veronica.

11C0N Click to display 'Royal Candles' tag image 12"-15" 12"-18" 4-8 8" Green
Speedwell (Tall) Veronica longifolia
91. Marietta
Electric blue flowers with striking yellow stamens begin blooming in early June, continuing into July. Upright habit with strong stems; foliage stays clean and tidy below the floral display. Less sensitive to mildew and leaf spot than traditional Veronica varieties. 11C-North Click to display 'Marietta' tag image 24"-30" 30"-34" 4-8 8" Green
Stonecrop Sedum
92. Class Act
This outstanding introduction from Terra Nova forms a strong, substantial mound of green succulent foliage topped with large, deep carmine-pink flower clusters that age to russet. This plant tolerates dry soils and loves full sun. Excellent in alpine troughs and other containers. An open pollinated seedling from S. ‘Brilliant’. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. 9C-South Click to display 'Class Act' tag image 16"-18" 14"-16" 3-9 8" Green
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
93. Hot Rod
The earliest purple color on any perennial grass we have seen. Foliage starts blue-green and develops burgundy tips early, turning fully burgundy during the summer. The attractive airy seed heads are burgundy too, and start appearing as early as July. Drought and salt tolerant plants are native and deer resistant. Cut some for dried bouquets, then leave the seed heads on during the winter for the wildlife to enjoy. Cut the whole plant back in March before new growth appears. 12C-South Click to display 'Hot Rod' tag image 36"-40" 24"-30" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Thrift (Sea) Armeria maritima
94. Rubrifolia
This unusual selection forms a low tufted mound of grassy purple-black leaves, with contrasting magenta-pink pompon flowers for many weeks starting in late spring. Trim off the spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Good rock garden or edging plant, also excellent in alpine trough gardens. Especially nice when planted together with the more common green-leaved selections. n/a Click to display 'Rubrifolia' tag image 8"-10" 12"-16" 2-9 Unknown
Tickseed Coreopsis
95. Gold & Bronze
This selection offers the biggest flowers and most striking coloration. A large eye of deep bronzer/red is framed by gold, all on a foot-tall plant. 10C-North Click to display 'Gold & Bronze' tag image 12"-14" 12"-14" 4-9 8" Green
Coreopsis grandiflora
96. SunKiss
This new Tickseed from PanAmerican Seed is phenomenal due to its huge, nearly 3" wide, golden yellow flowers with burgundy red centers. According to the breeder, this is the brightest yellow flower with a large blotch available as a seed strain. This beautiful, heat-tolerant plant will finish quickly to form a well-branched and floriferous habit. 10C-North Click to display 'SunKiss' tag image 12"-14" 14"-16" 4-9 8" Green
Tickseed (Threadleaf) Coreopsis verticillata
97. Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope (aka Electric Avenue)
Hardy and compact thread leaf types, forms compact mounds of narrow thread leaf foliage, bright yellow flowers bloom all summer till frost, very fast growing for spectacular summer color. 10C-North Click to display 'Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope (aka Electric Avenue)' tag image 15"-18" 15"-22" 4-9 8" Green
White Snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum
98. Lucky Melody®
Naturally dwarf plants bear clusters of airy, pure white flowers instead the typical purple and pink. Compact plants have an upright growth habit and bloom from late summer into fall with stems perfect for cutting. Grows 30 to 36 inches tall. A deer resistant selection for the back of the perennial border. 11C-South Click to display 'Lucky Melody®' tag image 30"-36" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
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