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New Perennials for 2015 - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

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Alkanet (Heartleaf) Brunnera macrophylla
1. Green Gold
Like jewelry for the garden, the beautiful ‘Green Gold’ Brunnera emerges in spring with brilliant chartreuse yellow foliage that absolutely glows in the shade garden. Sprays of tiny baby blue, forget-me-not type flowers float above the radiant foliage in mid to late spring.

As the summer sets in, the leaves grow more broadly heart-shaped and turn green, remaining that way for the rest of the season. Consider replacing the standard green Brunnera macrophylla for this more colorful variety that offers a bit of bling in spring.

11B-South Click to display 'Green Gold' tag image 12" 24" 3-8 10" Green
Anemone (Snowdrop) Anemone sylvestris
2. Madonna
Anemone 'Madonna' is a delightful spring bloomer with delicate charm and an iron constitution. It colonizes by spreading rhizomes where it is happy, so give it plenty of space in which to grow.

You’ll love this selection that bears larger 2-3”, pure white, lightly fragrant flowers from late spring into early summer with a possible rebloom in fall. Nodding, cup-shaped, single blossoms which are pollinated by bees are followed by attractive wooly seed heads.

‘Madonna’ makes an excellent groundcover with attractive dark green, divided leaves, growing best in sunny to partially shaded, moist soils in the north but needs afternoon shade if grown in the south. It tends to be more uniform than the straight species.This species of anenome spreads by running rhizomes, making it a choice groundcover for partially shaded areas. It will grow in any type of soil, but will spread more quickly in loose, sandy loam.

10C-South Click to display 'Madonna' tag image 9"-12" 12"-18" 3-8 8" Green
Aster Aster
3. Kickin® Carmine Red
KICKIN® 'Carmine Red' produces magenta red flowers with a gold button center. Their habit is superb, forming a very full, bushy, relatively short mound of finely textured green foliage. From late summer through mid-fall, every inch of the foliage is completely covered in flowers, creating a huge splash of color that is so needed in the garden late in the season. 9D-North Click to display 'Kickin® Carmine Red' tag image 24"-36" 24"-36" 5-9 1 Gallon White
Beard-tongue Penstemon x mexicale
4. Carillo™ Purple
Masses of lavender flowers with white throats. This penstemon hybrid produces cheerful upright displays of tubular, white-throated flowers on shorter bushy mounded plants. Got Hummingbirds? You will when you grow this beauty! 5B-North Click to display 'Carillo™ Purple' tag image 8"-10" 10"-12" 5-9 4" Green
5. Carillo™ Rose
Masses of lavender flowers with white throats. This penstemon hybrid produces cheerful upright displays of tubular, white-throated flowers on shorter bushy mounded plants. Got Hummingbirds? You will when you grow this beauty! 5B-North Click to display 'Carillo™ Rose' tag image 8"-10" 10"-12" 5-9 4" Green
Bee Balm, Bergamot Monarda didyma
6. Bergamo
'Bergamo' is a winner of the Fleuroselect Gold Medal, Europe's Top Honor! This new Dutch Monarda variety banishes mildew even in rainy or humid climates, where gardeners have despaired of being able to grow Monarda.

'Bergamo' has three great new features: mildew resistance, very early blooms, and beautiful new color! The long, flower-packed spikes begin opening by late spring. They combine lilac and rosy-Violet shades for an intense, dark color that really stands out, especially against the rather light green foliage. 'Bergamo' is blooming by late spring in most climates, and continues through summer without a rest.

5B-North Click to display 'Bergamo' tag image 20"-28" 15"-18" 4-9 4" Green
Bitterroot Lewisia
7. Elise Mix
With a dreamy palette of flowers, Elise makes an indelible impression! Glorious shades of soft and vivid pinks, rose, salmon, white, yellow, orange, soft purple and lovely bicolor patterns — an impressionist masterpiece. Prize-winning 4-6" variety flowers its first season without a cold period, working its magic in containers, beds and rockeries. 4D-South Click to display 'Elise Mix' tag image 4"-6" 7"-8" 4-8 4½" White
Blackberry Lily, Leopard Lily Belamcanda chinensis
8. Belamcanda
A profusion of unique star-shaped flowers about 2 inches wide are produced on compact plants. They can vary in color from bright yellow-orange to near red, and are always heavily spotted with red. The foliage is sword-shaped like that of a tall bearded iris.

Belamcanda blooms for weeks in late summer, and its season of interest is extended into fall with the interesting seed pods which develop. Tan, pear-shaped pods burst open to reveal clusters of black seeds resembling blackberries, hence the common name. They are persistant thru the winter and are attractive in fresh or dried flower arrangements.

n/a Click to display 'Belamcanda' tag image 24"-36" 8"-12" 4-10 8" Green
9. Hellow Yellow
A profusion of bright yellow, star-shaped flowers are produced above a compact clump of green, sword-shaped foliage. Though the typical Belamcanda flower is heavily spotted, 'Hello Yello' is not. Its foliage is sword-shaped like that of a tall bearded iris. n/a Click to display 'Hellow Yellow' tag image 18"-24" 8"-12" 4-10 8" Green
Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia hirta
10. Sahara
A delightful mix of caramel and soft pink/red blooms. Flowers are semi double to fully double. Good heat tolerance and great for amateur cut flowers. 5D-North Click to display 'Sahara' tag image 18"-22" 14"-16" 4-10 4" Green
Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
11. Twilight Zone
The foliage of schizachyrium 'Twilight Zone' has an iridescent purplish-mauve cast that peaks in midsummer. Bright purple highlights appear in late fall. Though native Schizachyriums typically color up in fall, the new ‘Twilight Zone’ possesses a nearly iridescent silvery mauve purple cast all over the whole plant beginning in midsummer. It retains these eerily beautiful tones through fall when brighter purple highlights appear on the flower stems. The attractive foliage forms a strictly upright, narrowly columnar clump that is about half as wide as it is tall.

This grass would be stunning in combination with silver foliage plants like Silver Mound Artemisia in a sunny, hot, dry spot in the landscape.

12C-North Click to display 'Twilight Zone' tag image 48"-54" 24" 3-9 8" Mocha
Cardinal Flower Lobelia x speciosa
12. Starship Scarlet
The combination of big, wide-open, butterfly-shaped scarlet blooms and near-black stems is electrifying on this compact, free-flowering Lobelia! Starship Scarlet earns its name with the eye-catching shade of red borne on its blooms, but its merits go far beyond beauty. It is a hummingbird magnet, and because it flowers from midsummer into mid-fall, you get a longer season of winged visitors! 5D-North Click to display 'Starship Scarlet' tag image 20"-24" 8"-12" 6-10 4" Green
Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus
13. Can Can Rose
Strong, well branched plants produce many fragrant, rosy-red 2" blooms. 5D-North Click to display 'Can Can Rose' tag image 12"-14" 15"-18" 4-9 4" Green
Carnation (Hardy) Dianthus caryophyllus hybrid
14. Triumph Mix
Plants form a low mound of grassy, grey-green leaves, bearing upright stems of fully double, florist-quality flowers. Wonderful, spicy-clove fragrance. Excellent for cutting. n/a Click to display 'Triumph Mix' tag image   18"-24" 12"-14" 6-9 4" Green
Chocolate Scented Daisy, Chocolate Flower Berlandiera lyrata
15. Chocolate Scented Daisy
The "Chocolate Fragrance Award" goes to the Chocolate Scented Daisy (also called 'Chocolate Flower'), a quarter-size, vibrant, yellow daisy with striking red striped undersides and chocolate-colored stamens.

A small plant with an airy habit, it makes a nice, informal edging plant, and is most impressive and most fragrant when planted in groups.

n/a Click to display 'Chocolate Scented Daisy' tag image   12"-14" 16"-18" 4-11 4" Green
Columbine Aquilegia
16. Swan™ Burgundy and White
'Swan Burgundy and White' Columbines have large spurred blooms that dangle tantalizingly over its lacy foliage. Each flower features a gorgeous outer rim of burgundy petals surround the center florette of white petals creating amazing contrast. The upright stems of delicate flowers appear in late summer. The blooms attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. 5D-South Click to display 'Swan™ Burgundy and White' tag image 18"-20" 12"-18" 3-8 4" Green
17. Swan™ Pink and Yellow
A breakthrough color combination in the large-flowered Swan Series. Soft coral-pink outer petals with creamy tips blend harmoniously with pastel yellow inner petals. The blooms of 'Swan Pink and Yellow' face outward and show off perfectly. Easy, prolific, and good for cutting. 5D-South Click to display 'Swan™ Pink and Yellow' tag image n/a 18"-20" 12"-18" 3-8 4" Green
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata
18. Ruby Port
This selection features fluffy, double flowers in a rich ruby-red shade, over a low mound of ferny light-green foliage. Excellent for cutting. 5D-South Click to display 'Ruby Port' tag image 24"-27" 12"-16" 3-8 4" Green
Coral Bells Heuchera
19. Dolce® Brazen Raisin
Add a dramatic splash of dark purplish black foliage to your combination containers and landscapes with the new Brazen Raisin™. Medium to large size, flat, matte textured leaves with wine red undersides form a dense mound.

In midsummer, deep red scapes carry showy panicles of hot pink buds which open to pale pink to white flowers with a hot pink base. From a distance, the flowers appear like a light pink cloud floating above the nicely contrasting dark foliage. This plant occasionally reblooms into fall.

4D-South Click to display 'Dolce® Brazen Raisin' tag image 8"-10" 18"-24" 4-9 1 Gallon White
Cranesbill Geranium x cantabrigiense
20. Biokovo
Great small-scale groundcover for rock gardens! Dwarf spreading form with dainty white flowers flushed pink. Spreads by underground stems, but easy to control.

This hybrid geranium is a spreading, rhizomatous plant typically growing 6-12" high. Features masses of 5-petaled white flowers (3/4" diameter) which are tinged with pink at the base of each petal (pink throat-like centers) and which have pronounced pink stamens. The overall flower effect is that of a very pale pink geranium. Blooms in late spring. Rounded, lobed, medium green foliage. 'Biokovo' runners extend further than those of the original hybrid, and therefore do not form as dense a foliage carpet. A naturally occurring hybrid which was discovered in the Biokova Mountains in Croatia.

12C-North Click to display 'Biokovo' tag image 6"-12" 24"-36" 5-8 8" Mocha
Curliecue Sage Artemisia versicolor
21. Seafoam
Brimming with texture, ‘Sea Foam’ is aptly named for its frothy display of incandescent silver-gray foliage. Swirling, curly, filigreed leaves are draped like finely cut lace along vigorous firm woody stems. Not intrusive and tight-set, this low mounding shrubby perennial can take it hot but not humid, needs well drained soil, makes a good winter statement and occasionally yields cute, little yellow buttons on downy white flower spikes. 4D-South Click to display 'Seafoam' tag image 6"-8" 12"-24" 4-10 4½" White
Daylily Hemerocallis hybrid 
22. Desert Flame
Set your gardens ablaze with the large 5½”, flaming red-orange blossoms of this reblooming daylily. Its color is so vibrant, you’ll need sunglasses to even look at it! Daylily expert Arthur Kroll calls ‘Desert Flame’ “the most beautiful in its color class, a terrific daylily”, and we completely agree! 10C-South Click to display 'Desert Flame' tag image 36" 18"-24" 3-9 10" Green
23. Primal Scream
If you’re looking for the WOW! factor in daylilies, you’ve found it here with ‘Primal Scream’. Nothing comes close to the spectacular 7½-8½ inch, glimmering tangerine orange, gold dusted blossoms and green throat of this selection. One of the most sought-after daylilies available today. 10C-South Click to display 'Primal Scream' tag image 34" 18"-24" 3-9 2 Gallon
24. Stephanie Returns
Named for the Perennial Diva Stephanie Cohen, this little daylily really packs a punch! Like its parent, ‘Rosy Returns’, this is a short daylily with smaller but extremely plentiful blossoms produced for about 90 days in zone 6.

The 4” bicolor blossoms display a unique blend of light peachy pink, ruffled petals with a narrow, purple eye, radiant yellow throat, purple midribs, and reddish veining. The recurved sepals are a deeper rose purple. They are presented atop slender, well-branched and very heavily budded scapes in early summer followed by nearly continuous bloom for the rest of the summer. Several flower scapes are produced from each fan, and this vigorous daylily can form up to six fans per year.

If you’ve had enough of Stella and are ready to try something with a softer color palette, try Stephanie!

10C-South Click to display 'Stephanie Returns' tag image 16"-18" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Mocha
25. When My Sweetheart Returns
One of only a handful of truly everblooming daylilies, this little charmer blooms non-stop for about 3 ½ months straight beginning in early July in zone 5.

Each 4", soft peachy yellow blossom with a large, rose pink eye, lemon throat, and romantically ruffled petals is of perfect form. You’ll be impressed with how quickly this daylily bulks up and unlike most daylilies that produce a single flower scape per fan, this one often produces several scapes per fan, making 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. Each flower has an extended bloom, remaining open for at least 16 hours.

10C-South Click to display 'When My Sweetheart Returns' tag image 14"-16" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Mocha
False Indigo Baptisia
26. Blue Towers
  12C-North Click to display 'Blue Towers' tag image 48"-52" 36"-48" 4-9 10" Green
27. Decadence® Cherries Jubilee
An unusually beautiful and unique flower color as well as densely branched foliage set this new variety apart. Deep maroon buds open to bicolor maroon and yellow flowers held on strong scapes above the blue-green foliage in late spring to early summer. Secondary branching on the flower stems makes this variety especially floriferous. As the flowers age, they turn gold. 12C-North   30"-36" 36" 4-9 10" Green
False Spirea Astilbe
28. Younique Lilac™
Astible YOUNIQUE LILAC™ grows quickly to form a nice mound of petite foliage topped by bunches of fragrant, triangular, lavender pink plumes in early to midsummer. n/a Click to display 'Younique Lilac™' tag image 16"-20" 16"-20" 4-9 8" Mocha
Astilbe chinensis
29. Vision in Red
A robust grower, 'Vision in Red' has deep red buds that open to pinkish-red flowers on full plumes. It blooms in midsummer, with flowers being held on red stems above the bronze-green foliage. 11B-North Click to display 'Vision in Red' tag image 15" 15" 4-9 8" Mocha
Astilbe japonica
30. Peach Blossom
  11B-South   24" 15"-18" 4-9 8" Mocha
Fern (Japanese Painted - Giant) Athyrium niponicum
31. Godzilla
Like Athyrium n. ‘Pictum’ on steroids, this giant painted fern was discovered at Plant Delights Nursery in the mid-90s and is thought to be a sporeling of ‘Pictum’ and the Lady Fern.

It forms a massive, arching clump of silvery fronds with green highlights and dark purple stems. Like the Lady Fern, ‘Godzilla’ spreads slowly where it is happiest in moist, loamy soils.

Grow this fern as a low maintenance filler in shady borders combined with large hostas and Aralia ‘Sun King’.

12B-South Click to display 'Godzilla' tag image n/a 36" 48"-6' 3-8 8" Mocha
Foamy Bells Heucherella hybrid
32. Leapfrog
This easy perennial is valued for its colorful foliage, year-long garden interest, and low maintenance needs.

Heucherellas are mainly grown for their attractive foliage and ‘Leapfrog’ is no exception. Its new growth in spring is bright chartreuse yellow with a prominent broken pattern of burgundy pigment in the center of each leaf. As temperatures rise and the leaves mature, they grow larger and mellow to green with dark purple centers.

In late spring, pure ivory, bottlebrush shaped flowers stand above the foliage on 24 inch tall scapes.

‘Leapfrog’ is a H. villosa hybrid which means that it is naturally more heat and humidity tolerant and also has greater vigor than Heucherellas without such parentage. It forms a very dense mound of interesting foliage that is evergreen in most climates.

5D-South Click to display 'Leapfrog' tag image 10"-12" 18"-24" 4-9 8" Mocha
Gas Plant Dictamnus albus
33. Purpureus
A classic perennial that has received renewed attention as of late. Very strong, tall stems carrying light pink, 6-petaled flowers with long, eyelash-like stamens and brighter pink veins unfurl from bright pink buds from late spring into midsummer (earlier in warmer zones). This perennial forms a bushy clump of dark green, leathery, pinnate leaves that smell of lemons when crushed. Deer typically leave this plant alone due to its aromatic foliage, but butterflies enjoy its blossoms. Dictamnus is rumored to get its common name from a light volatile gas that is emitted from the plant, though we haven’t tested this theory ourselves. 12C-North Click to display 'Purpureus' tag image   24"-36" 18"-24" 3-7 8" Mocha
Hens and Chicks Sempervivum
34. Rocknoll Rosette
This colorful selection produces medium sized rosettes of deep orange to wine red leaves flushed apple green at the base. It offsets freely, making it an ideal small scale groundcover for sunny, dry areas.

This plant is particularly effective when planted in the cracks and crevices of stone walls or walkways. It is also very attractive in containers.

4D-South Click to display 'Rocknoll Rosette' tag image n/a 3"-4" 6"-8" 3-8 4½" White
Hollyhock (Fig Leaf) Alcea ficifolia
35. Las Vegas
“Like the bright colorful lights of Las Vegas”, this mixed color strain of fig leaf hollyhocks bears large, saucer-shaped flowers in unique shades of red, copper, chestnut brown, yellow, pink, and white over a long period beginning in early summer.

This hardy species of hollyhock has decorative lobed leaves that are borne all the way up the stems, leaving little bare stem at the base. ‘Las Vegas’ is a bit shorter than the species, standing about 5-6 feet tall in bloom.

10C-South Click to display 'Las Vegas' tag image 5'-6' 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
Hosta Hosta hybrid
36. Brother Stefan
Described by many as the most spectacular hosta they have ever seen! 'Brother Stefan' is a large-sized hosta with a moderate growth rate and thick, heavily corrugated and puckered leaves that are green with a brilliant gold center. Near-white flowers sit just above the foliage in late spring or early summer. 12B-North Click to display 'Brother Stefan' tag image 20" 36" 3-9 10" Green
37. Coast to Coast
'Coast to Coast’ is a giant, solid gold hosta that makes a striking specimen in the shade garden. Its foliage emerges gold in spring and turns lighter gold with a bit more sun exposure in the summer months. As the leaves mature, they become thick and puckered with wavy edges and have nearly white undersides.

The upright vase-shaped clump is topped with green scapes carrying pale violet flowers in midsummer. This hosta tends to be more slug resistant because of its thick substance foliage and rigidly upright habit. It can be grown as a single specimen in a large container or in a prominent place in the landscape.

12B-North Click to display 'Coast to Coast' tag image 20" 36" 3-9 2 Gallon
38. Kiwi Full Monty
A sport of 'Striptease', 'Kiwi Full Monty' looks much like its parent, but with rich blue margins. Its leaf center transitions from chartreuse to creamy yellow to ivory. ?Occasionally, a thin white line is present where the leaf center and margin meet. 11B-South Click to display 'Kiwi Full Monty' tag image 22"-32" 48" 3-9 10" Green
39. Neptune
This unique blue hosta is popular among hosta collectors and makes a very nice specimen in the home garden.

In spring, the narrow wedge-shaped leaves are bright glaucous blue and they hold their color well. As the season progresses they turn more blue-green. The heavily rippled leaves are of good substance, displaying some slug resistance. Lavender flowers are produced on arching scapes in late summer to early fall.

This hosta has a lovely cascading form that is displayed to best effect when planted on a ledge or in a container.

11B-North Click to display 'Neptune' tag image 24" 47" 3-9 10" Green
40. Rainbow's End
This unique hosta exhibits incredibly variegated, shiny foliage. The bright yellow leaves of good substance have dark green margins that jet into the center, and the center brightens to creamy white in summer. It forms a medium sized mound of attractive foliage in the landscape.

In late summer, showy red scapes carry the dark lavender, tubular flowers.

11B-North Click to display 'Rainbow's End' tag image 11"-19" 21" 3-9 10" Green
41. Revolution
A "Revolution" in hosta color patterns! Its dark green leaves have large, cream centers with soft green speckling in the spring; speckles darken by midsummer. Revolution's best color is achieved in open shade. Revolution is a sport of H. 'Loyalist'. 11B-North Click to display 'Revolution' tag image 18" 22"-24" 3-9 10" Green
42. Thunderbolt
Rubbery, corrugated, blue-green leaves have a narrow, yellow thunderbolt down the center; this flash turns creamy-white by midsummer. A vigorous sport of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'; possibly a tetraploid. Near-white flowers appear on 26" scapes in midsummer. 11B-North Click to display 'Thunderbolt' tag image 18" 40" 3-9 10" Green
43. Victory
A mature specimen of the giant Hosta ‘Victory’ is a triumphant accomplishment and commands attention in the landscape. Be sure to start this one early to give it plenty of time to mature. Though it has a good growth rate, like most giant hostas it takes some years to develop the huge leaves and distinctive variegation that makes it so special.

Shiny green leaves of good substance display yellow margins which lighten to pale yellow. The foliage is somewhat upright early in the season, forming a broad spreading mound as the season progresses. Light lavender flowers appear on very long, sideways arching scapes in early to midsummer.

n/a Click to display 'Victory' tag image 28"-32" 36"-48" 3-9 8" Mocha
Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
44. Jewel of Desert™ Garnet
The 2" flowers on 'Garnet' are daisy-shaped and so bright, with petals that shade from deep red to pink surrounding white and yellow centers. Ideal for large plantings, accents, and containers, they are long-lasting and neon-bright in the sun-soaked garden. 4D-South Click to display 'Jewel of Desert™ Garnet' tag image 4"-6" 8"-10" 4-8 4½" White
45. Jewel of Desert™ Ruby
Bright, multi-colored flowers are fringed with ruby red tips. Forms a dense, weed smothering mat, perfect as ground cover or accent for rock garden or containers. Drought tolerant, compact grower with flower power that works from spring until frost. Very winter hardy series that combines hybrid vigor with exceptional drought tolerance. 4D-South Click to display 'Jewel of Desert™ Ruby' tag image 4"-6" 8"-10" 4-8 4½" White
Iris (Japanese) Iris ensata
46. 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-South Click to display 'Lion King' tag image n/a n/a 36"-48" 24"-28" 4-9 8" Mocha
Iris (Tall Bearded) Iris germanica
47. Bountiful Harvest
Named for the large bounty of flowers it produces over the season, this early season iris is one of the first to bloom and consistently reblooms in summer and fall.

Its large, ruffled blossoms have pure violet standards, white falls with a deep violet plicata edge, and pale lilac beards.

9C-South Click to display 'Bountiful Harvest' tag image 33" 12"-18" 3-10 8" Mocha
48. Decadence
Considered to be one of the very best of all Tall Bearded Irises, ‘Decadence’ truly delivers an excellent garden performance. Its large, extravagantly ruffled blossoms have frilly laced, apricot edges on its broadly flaring, plum burgundy falls with orange beards. Golden apricot standards stand in perfect contrast to the dark falls and glow in the late afternoon sun. Intense coloration and strong growth makes this iris a true showstopper. It’s no surprise that it is a multiple award winner including the top Wister Medal. 9C-South Click to display 'Decadence' tag image 38" 12"-18" 3-10 8" Mocha
49. Sea Power
If you’re going to choose one blue iris, make it ‘Sea Power’.

This top award winning selection produces very large, extremely ruffled, purplish blue blossoms—the most extravagantly ruffled form of any blue iris. It’s prettier in person than any photo could ever express and when you see it for yourself you’ll also notice its pronounced, sweet fragrance. When the sun catches it just right in the evening, the watery blue petals appear almost translucent like the bubbly ocean.

This iris takes a little time to get established in the garden, but it is well worth the wait.

9C-South Click to display 'Sea Power' tag image 38" 12"-18" 3-10 8" Mocha
Lavender (English) Lavandula angustifolia
50. Blue Lance
Very showy, thick and full purple flower spikes even before flowers open. Wide, dark purple buds open to lighter lavender flowers. Compact and uniform grower without vernalization. 5D-North Click to display 'Blue Lance' tag image 9"-11" 12"-14" 5-9 4" Green
51. Ellagance™ Snow
These sensational new lavenders bloom the first year, show incredible uniformity and produce scads of fragrant white flower spikes from July to September. Butterflies love them. The compact, bushy, branching plants grow to 12-16 inches tall. 6D-North Click to display 'Ellagance™ Snow' tag image 12"-14" 12"-16" 5-9 4" Green
52. Platinum Blonde
Update your lavender collection with this top notch variegated form. Soft grey-green leaves are accented by wide, creamy yellow margins which are showy even from a distance as the plant glows in the summer sun.

Strongly fragrant, soft lavender blue flowers are presented on very proportional wands beginning in early summer in the south, midsummer in the north.

This plant forms a neatly compact, dense mound of attractive foliage, making it perfect for use in containers, as edging, and in rock gardens.

Platinum Blonde™ is a multiple award winner including a nomination for Plant of the Year at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2013.

4C-South Click to display 'Platinum Blonde' tag image 16"-24" 18" 5-9 8" Mocha
Lenten Rose Helleborus
53. 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! 12B-North Click to display 'Winter Thriller™ Midnight Ruffles' tag image 18"-22" 24" 4-9 10" Green
54. Winter Thriller™ Peppermint Ruffles
the flowers of ‘Peppermint Ruffles’ are simply gorgeous. Fully double, large 3” blossoms are a contrasting blend of white and deep magenta pink tones with creamy yellow stamens. This especially vigorous selection bears 40-60 flowers 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. 12B-North Click to display 'Winter Thriller™ Peppermint Ruffles' tag image 18"-22" 24" 4-9 10" Green
Ligularia Ligularia
55. Bottle Rocket
Unlike older Ligularias, this one is a perfectly proportioned plant with its mustard yellow flowers held on chocolate stems just at the top of the dense clump of foliage so no naked stems are showing. The flowers are held like a bouquet in the center of the clump, and there are more flowering stems per plant than its parent. Comparing mature specimens, ‘Bottle Rocket’ is about 6” shorter than its parent in full bloom. ‘Bottle Rocket’ is also a more robust plant with thicker, very large, serrated leaves and a denser habit. In trials, when ‘Little Rocket’ tended to open up and wilt in the heat, ‘Bottle Rocket’ remained perfectly upright. Overall a notable improvement over its parent! 11C-South Click to display 'Bottle Rocket' tag image 28"-34" 24"-28" 4-9 1 Gallon
Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis
56. Autumn Anthem
Hybridized and selected for its heavy flower production and perfect habit all season, ‘Autumn Anthem’ is the epitome of fall blooming Miscanthus. It forms a dense, rounded ball-shaped clump of finely textured, dark green leaves with a narrow, white midrib and is nearly equal in height and spread.

Before blooming, the foliage stands about 3 ½’ tall. In early to mid-fall, a profusion of feathery, cream colored plumes cover the top 2/3 of the plant. There are plenty to use for cut flowers and dried flower bouquets.

Be sure to leave this grass standing so it can provide winter interest through the snowy months.

12C-South Click to display 'Autumn Anthem' tag image 5'-5'6" 5' 5-9 8" Mocha
57. Oktoberfest
‘Oktoberfest’ is the gold standard in Miscanthus. The wide, deep green leaves with a white midrib form a narrowly upright tower about 4 ½’ tall before blooming.

In late summer or early fall, the foliage develops deep purple and red highlights which complement the showy flowers that emerge a rich shade of shimmering burgundy and copper, then mature into fluffy, creamy tan seed heads.

Compared to older Miscanthus like ‘Gracillimus’, this selection blooms much earlier (making it better for northern climates where the growing season is shorter) and has much improved fall color. It also develops its beautiful fall color earlier in the season.

n/a Click to display 'Oktoberfest' tag image 6'-7' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Mocha
Maiden Pinks Dianthus deltoides
58. Lueur Deep Red
'Lueur Deep Red' has glowing dark dark red colored flowers and grows into cushions with dark foliage. The flowers top off the plants in early summer. An attractive form for the rock garden or used as a mass planting around a stone path. Low growing plants that send up 6 inch tall stems topped with flowers. Unifrom plants that are useful as bedding, container, and rock wall plants. 5B-South Click to display 'Lueur Deep Red' tag image 6"-8" 10"-12" 4-9 4" Green
Mint Mentha x villosa
59. Mojito
'Mojito' Mint is the key ingredient to authentic Mojitos! Spicy and warm, this variety is a great culinary herb! 'Mojito' mint is native to Cuba and was previously impossible to get in North America, but thanks to Toronto mojito enthusiast Catherine Nasmith who visited Cuba in 2006, we now have the authentic plant from Cuba. Not just great in beverages, Mojito Mint also makes a great seasoning for meats and confections. 8D-North Click to display 'Mojito' tag image n/a 24" 24"-36" 5-9 4½" White
Peony (Garden) Paeonia hybrid
60. Buttercup
A white outer petal with butter-yellow inside becomes a bold showing when it is highlighted by this Japanese peony's attractive dark-green foliage. 'Buttercup' blooms mid-season and it is mildly fragrant. 10A-South Click to display 'Buttercup' tag image n/a n/a 30"-36" 30"-36" 3-7 10" Green
61. Kansas
'Kanas' has large, double, watermelon-red blooms. An early season blooming peony makes a beautiful back drop for spring bulbs. 10A-South Click to display 'Kansas' tag image n/a 30"-36" 30"-36" 3-7 10" Green
62. White Swan
Classic, double, white flowers make this a favorite in the garden from the perennial border to foundation planting. Petals are slightly ruffled creating a lacey effect. Mid-season blooms offer a mild fragrance. 10A-South Click to display 'White Swan' tag image 36" 30"-36" 3-7 10" White
Phlox (Moss) Phlox subulata
63. Violet Pinwheels
This delightful hybrid phlox breaks new ground in the spring-blooming cushion or moss phlox genre. The notched, upturned petals truly look like they could take flight with a good breeze, hence the "violet pinwheels" cultivar name. The ¾"-wide flowers open a vivid purple color and age to a still-vivid violet color—rare colors among the moss Phlox. n/a Click to display 'Violet Pinwheels' tag image   4"-6" 18"-24" 4-8 4½" White
Pincushion Flower Scabiosa atropurpurea
64. Beaujolais Bonnets
This rare selection produces burgundy and light red, pincushion-like flowers on wiry stems atop a bushy mound of ferny green foliage. They are lovely in fresh bouquets and butterflies adore their sweet nectar. 9C-North Click to display 'Beaujolais Bonnets' tag image 22"-24" 12"-15" 6-9 1 Gallon White
Red Birds in a Tree Scrophularia macrantha
65. Red Birds in a Tree
A relative of the Penstemon, Scrophularia macrantha flowers continuously from spring through fall. The plant does not need much TLC and will re-bloom without deadheading. Red Birds in a Tree is a hummingbird’s delight. The hovering birds are attracted to the luscious cherry-red tubular flowers that sit atop dark green, ovate, toothed leaves. Just look at the flower and you will see how it earned its descriptive name. 4C-South Click to display 'Red Birds in a Tree' tag image 34"-38" 14"-18" 4-9 6" Green
Rockfoil Saxifraga arendsii
66. Rocco Red
Spring-flowering plant produces masses of bright red blooms. Compact and mounded evergreen plants are low maintenance. Good rock garden plant. 6D-South Click to display 'Rocco Red' tag image 3"-5" 6"-8" 5-9 4" Green
Sage (Common) Salvia officinalis
67. Berggarten
Cooks and gardeners alike are indebted to this evergreen perennial for the unique, pungent flavor and aroma that its gray-green leaves produce. S. 'Berggarten' is more compact than the species, forming a 2' tall by 3' wide bush with woody stems that may be trimmed back to newly emerging growth or strong stems in spring. In early to mid-summer, it sends up purple flower spikes. It boasts attractively rounded leaves and, like the species, has both ornamental and culinary qualities in an herb garden. It tolerates alkaline soils, but not wet winter conditions. 8D-North Click to display 'Berggarten' tag image 15"-18" 15"-20" 5-9 4½" White
Stonecrop Sedum spurium
68. Elizabeth
A favorite red Sedum, 'Elizabeth' has dark red leaves all year; crimson-red flowers. Choice rock garden, ground cover, or roof garden selection. Requires good drainage. 4D-South Click to display 'Elizabeth' tag image 2"-3" 12"-23" 3-9 4½" White
Stonecrop (Mossy) Sedum acre
69. Oktoberfest
If you want a drought tolerant, low-growing, hardy, creeping selection of Stonecrop, then Sedum Oktoberfest is an excellent choice. It grows great in hot, dry sites with poor soil. Sedum acre ground cover plants are a fast-spreading evergreen which forms a low carpet of tiny succulent green leaves, smothered by star-shaped creamy-white flowers all summer long.

Due to the fact that Oktoberfest ground cover plant is a fast grower, it is best to keep away from other low, slower growing plants or they may get smothered. grows great in hot, dry sites with poor soil. Sedum ground cover plants are a fast-spreading evergreen which forms a low carpet of tiny succulent green leaves, smothered by star-shaped creamy-white flowers all summer long. Due to the fact that Oktoberfest ground cover plant is a fast grower, it is best to keep away from other low, slower growing plants or they may get smothered. Oktoberfest tolerates moderate foot traffic once it is well-established.

4D-South Click to display 'Oktoberfest' tag image 2"-3" 12"-23" 2-9 4½" White
Stonecrop (Spoon-leaved) Sedum spathulifolium
70. Purpureum
Purpureum forms a low, slow-spreading mat of powdery, purple-grey leaves. Bright yellow starry flowers appear in late summer. This alpine selection of Stonecrop is excellent for edging or rock garden plants, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. Also well-suited to growing in tubs or alpine trough gardens. A good candidate for any collection of fine alpine plants. 4D-South Click to display 'Purpureum' tag image 4"-6" 8"-12" 5-9 4½" White
Stonecrop (White) Sedum album
71. Coral Carpet
Small, succulent leaves emerge coral and mature to green, becoming reddish-bronze in winter. Small, white star-shaped flowers appear above the foliage. A vigorous groundcover or rock garden subject. Evergreen. n/a Click to display 'Coral Carpet' tag image 3"-6" 6"-9" 3-9 4½" White
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