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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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Spring Summer Autumn
Abelia Abelia x
1. Pinky Bells ('Lynn')
Check it out - the largest flowers of any abelia! Pinky Bells® abelia is cross between Abelia schumannii 'Bumblebee' and Abelia zanderi 'Little Richard' with... n/a Click to display 24"-36" 36"-48" 6-9 3 Gallon
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... 9C-South Click to display 9"-12" 12"-18" 3-8 8" Green
Barberry (Golden) Berberis thunbergii
3. Sunjoy® Syrah ('Hellen')
Paint it black! This new barberry's purple-black foliage shines as it provides low-maintenance, season-long color to gardens. Its upright habit is good for hedging. This... SB-3 Click to display 48"-5' 48"-6' 4-8 3 Gallon
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?... 5B-North Click to display 8"-10" 10"-12" 5-9 4" Green
5. Carillo™ Red
Fiery color will turn heads! Winner of the 2014 Fleuroselect Gold Medal Award. Judges were impressed by the masses of fuchsia red flowers. This penstemon... 5B-North Click to display 8"-10" 10"-12" 5-9 4" Green
Bee Balm 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,... 5B-North Click to display 20"-28" 15"-18" 4-9 4" Green
Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia hirta
7. Cherry Brandy
A welcome color addition - deep maroon red with a dark center. Flowers are 3-4" across and produced all summer, even in poor soils. 5C-North Click to display 24" 12" 5-8 4" Green
Blue Fescue (Idaho) Festuca idahoensis
8. Siskiyou Blue
The slate blue, narrow leaves of this cultivar are longer and more arching than the species, giving it a graceful look in the garden. Its... 12C-South Click to display   10"-14" 8"-16" 4-9 8" Green
Blue Star Amsonia tabernaemontana
9. Storm Cloud
Native perennials are trending, and Bluestar is the classic North American perennial! ‘Storm Cloud’ is a very exciting new variety that performs well for... 11C-South Click to display 24"-30" 38"-42" 4-9 1 Gallon
Bluestem (Big) Andropogon gerardii
10. Indian Warrior
‘Indian Warrior’ forms a tall, strictly upright clump of green foliage that begins to take on dusky purple tones as early as midsummer. In late summer,... 12C-South Click to display 5'-6' 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Chokeberry (Black) Aronia melanocarpa
11. Low Scape® Mound ('UCONNAM165')
The perfect landscape plant! As cute as a button yet tough as nails, this innovative dwarf aronia may be the closest thing yet to a perfect... SA-16 Click to display 12"-24" 24"-36" 3-9 3 Gallon
Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
12. Cheyenne Spirit
This stunning first-year flowering echinacea captures the spirit of the North American plains by producing a delightful mix of flower colors from rich purple, pink,... 5D-North Click to display 22"-30" 18"-28" 4-9 4" Green
13. Hot Papaya
A breakthrough in Echinacea breeding! From mid through late summer, highly fragrant, 3 inch, spicy red-orange flowers bloom with a papaya orange halo in the... 12C-North Click to display 30"-36" 24"-30" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus
14. Sonata™ Carmine
With an elegant, compact shape and a bloom-heavy nature, Sonata Carmine packs more color per inch than most Cosmos! The very full, well-branched plants grow... 8D-South Click to display 24" 12"-16" n/a Flat (48-Count)
Daylily Hemerocallis hybrid
15. Baby Moon Café
Similar in appearance to the highly regarded daylily ‘Custard Candy’, this cultivar offers a higher bud count on more well-branched scapes, fragrant blossoms, and a... n/a Click to display 22" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
16. Bright Sunset
Daylily 'Bright Sunset' has very fragrant, 6" wide flowers with burnt coppery-orange petals, a golden orange band and midrid, and a small, deep green throat.... n/a Click to display 36" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
17. Raspberry Suede
Aptly named, the unusually smooth, velvety texture of this daylily is very much like suede. The large 5" flowers are a unique shade of... n/a Click to display 28" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Deutzia Deutzia gracilis
18. Yuki Cherry Blossom™
It took ten years to develop the first-ever Nikko-type deutzia with pink flowers. That's right, pink flowers on a low spreading deutzia. A shower of... SC-8 Click to display 12"-24" 12"-24" 5-8 3 Gallon
Dwarf Garden Rue Ruta graveolens
19. Blue Mound
Gorgeous, ferny silvery-blue mounded foliage plant. A great accent plant with interesting texture that looks good all season long. Small yellow flowers in late summer... 4C-South Click to display 12"-15" 8"-12" 5-9 4½" White
Fern (Japanese Painted - Giant) Athyrium niponicum
20. 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... 12A-South Click to display n/a 36" 48"-6' 3-8 8" Terra Cotta
Flat Sea Holly Eryngium planum
21. Blue Glitter
Distinctive flower display provides an interesting touch. Ideal choice for bed, borders, and cutting gardens. Actually performs better in poor, infertile soil. 11C-North Click to display 36"-40" 18" n/a 8" Green
Honeysuckle (Japanese) Lonicera japonica
22. Hall's
Outstanding vine, perfect as cover for fences, walls or as a shrubby groundcover. Whitish-yellow flowers add delightful fragrance to summer landscapes. Tolerates poor soils. Prune... 12B-South Click to display 6'-20' 48"-6' 4-9 10" Green w/ Trellis
Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
23. Jewel of Desert™ Amethyst
This forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, green leaves bearing loads of starry flowers. Petals are pink around the perimeter surrounding a bright... 6D-South Click to display 4"-6" 10"-12" 4-9 4½" White
24. 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... 6D-South Click to display 4"-6" 8"-10" 4-8 4½" White
25. 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... 6D-South Click to display 4"-6" 6"-8" 4-8 4½" White
26. 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... 6D-South Click to display 4"-6" 6"-8" 4-9 4½" White
27. 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... 6D-South Click to display 4"-6" 8"-10" 4-8 4½" White
28. Jewel of Desert™ Topaz
This forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, green leaves bearing loads of starry flowers. Petals are orange around the perimeter surrounding a white... 6D-South Click to display 4"-6" 6"-8" 4-9 4½" White
Juniper Juniperus communis
29. Gold Cone
This common juniper cultivar is an upright, narrow, columnar, evergreen shrub which features golden new growth foliage. Awl-shaped new growth foliage emerges bright gold in... SA-9 Click to display n/a n/a 36"-5' 12"-24" 5-7 2 Gallon
Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis
30. 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... 12C-South Click to display 6'-7' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo biloba
31. Autumn Gold®
'Autumn Gold' is an all-male cultivar typically growing at maturity to 40-50' with a symmetrical, broadly spreading habit. Leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in... TD Click to display n/a 40'-45' 30'-35' 3-8 7 Gallon
Mangave Mangave
32. Mission to Mars
A common nickname for Mars is the Red Planet, and this Mangave gets its moniker due to the unique, intense red coloration from the leaves.... 4D-North Click to display n/a 8"-10" 20"-22" 8-10 8" Terra Cotta
Oleander Nerium oleander
33. Oleander
Oleander is a tough, versatile plant with showy summertime flowers in white, red, pink, salmon and light yellow. Leathery, lance shaped leaves range from about... 7C-South Click to display n/a n/a 48"-5' 24"-36" 9-11 10" Terra Cotta
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
34. Mars Madness
This new Walters Gardens, Inc. Hibiscus introduction is out of this world with its unique foliage and flower color combination. Dark olive green leaves have... 10B-North Click to display 48"-52" 6'-6'6" 4-9 10" Black
35. Plum Fantasy
This incredibly floriferous new Hibiscus sets buds at the top 6-7 nodes up the stems compared to the top 3-4 on average. Lipstick red... 10B-North Click to display 53"-5'6" 53"-5'6" 4-9 10" Black
36. Starry Starry Night
Come see what all the fuss is about with this Walters Gardens, Inc. masterpiece, our darkest foliage Hibiscus to date. Incredibly dark, near-black, broad, maple-like... 10B-North Click to display 42"-48" 42"-48" 4-9 10" Black
Setcreasea Setcreasea purpurea
37. Pink Stripes
Setcreasea 'Pink Stripes' is a beautiful color and texture plant. This outstanding variegated foliage plant has deep purple succulent leaves and pink stripes. It is... 3B-South Click to display 12"-18" 16"-24" 8-11 4½" White
Stokes' Aster Stokesia laevis
38. Klaus Jelitto
Named by Allen Bush in honor of Klaus Jelitto, a well-known plantsman and seed specialist from western Germany. Powder blue flowers measuring 3-4 inches across... 9C-South Click to display 12"-18" 8"-12" 5-9 8" Green
Stonecrop Sedum maximum
39. Thunderhead
Huge, deep rose flower heads that look like summer thunderhead clouds. Very stout, upright stems are a mid-border marvel. Handsome, grey-green foliage is the perfect... 4B-North Click to display 27"-30" 20"-24" 4-9 8" Green
Sedum spurium coccineum
40. Dragon's Blood Tricolor
Fleshy leaves have bright variegation. Clusters of rosy-pink flowers. 6D-South Click to display 4" 12" 4-8 4½" White
Stonecrop (Orange) Sedum kamtschaticum
41. Variegatum
Striking cream-splashed variegated leaves form an attractive creeping groundcover, especially hot dry sites with poor soil. Clusters of orange-yellow star flowers bloom in summer aging... 6D-South Click to display 4" 10"-14" 4-9 4½" White
Thyme (Creeping) Thymus serpyllum
42. Pink Chintz
One of the first thymes to flower each year, this charming and reliable cultivar bursts into bloom in early spring with unique salmon-pink flowers. Its... 8D-North Click to display 1"-2" 14"-18" 5-8 4½" White
Thyme (English) Thymus vulgaris
43. English Thyme
An excellent deterrent to pests in the vegetable garden! Thyme is essential in French cooking, as well as in almost any American dish, including casseroles,... 8D-North Click to display 12"-18" 18"-24" 5-9 4½" White
Weigela Weigela florida
44. Snippet™ Lime™ ('VUKOZ047213')
Snippet Lime™ weigela has glowing lime-green foliage that perfectly sets off the vivid pink blooms. They appear in late spring along with other weigelas, but... n/a Click to display 12"-24" 12"-24" 4-8 3 Gallon
Winterberry Ilex verticillata
45. Mr. Poppins® ('FarrowMrP')
This compact male winterberry is the ideal pollinator for Berry Poppins and other female holly. SC-12 Click to display n/a 36"-48" 36"-5' 3-8 3 Gallon
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