Perennial

Perennial plants are our specialty.  Living over from season to season, perennial plants can be a gardener's best friend.  We are proud to offer an extensive collection of perennials that includes many rare and unusual varieties as well as the traditional favorites.  We hope you enjoy browsing through our catalog!

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Astilbe arendsii 'Darwin's Dream'
Common Name: False Spirea

Dense, deep pink blooms are borne over shiny dark green foliage. Early to Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Deutschland'
Common Name: False Spirea

Plumes of bright white flowers over green foliage. Early season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Fanal'
Common Name: False Spirea

Plumes of bright garnet-red flowers over red-tinged foliage. Early season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Look at Me'
Common Name: False Spirea

Compact plants with burgundy green foliage produce dense plumes of tiny, creamy pink blossoms on deep red stems in early summer. Creates a strong color show for a dwarf plant. Midseason.


Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Pink'
Common Name: False Spirea

A dwarf form of 'Visions in Pink' with dark green foliage on strong stems and loads of upright, lush pink plumes. Will rebloom if cut back. Plant patented.


Astilbe chinensis 'Milk and Honey'
Common Name: False Spirea

Creamy white blooms age to light pink. Early foliage is lightly marbled with silver and turns solid green at it matures. Midseason. Plant patent applied for.


Astilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze'
Common Name: False Spirea

Rosy-purple tall upright plumes over green foliage. Late season.  Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink'
Common Name: False Spirea

Fluffy, rose pink flower plumes over blue-green foliage. Mid to Late Season. Plant Patented.


Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'
Common Name: False Spirea

Dark green, deeply incised leaves set off narrow branched panicles of fluffy, dark purplish-red blooms. Mid season. Plant patented.


Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in White'
Common Name: False Spirea

Robust plants have smooth, glossy green to bronzy-green leaves. Narrow, branched panicles of fluffy white blooms. Mid-Late season. Better drought tolerance than many Astilbe. Plant patented.

 


Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'
Common Name: False Spirea

Plumes of lilac-purple blooms over bronze-green leaves. The best astilbe for dry conditions. Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Superba'
Common Name: False Spirea

Tall, late blooming plants have dense upright candles of lavender pink to pale magenta blooms that stand nicely above the lacy green foliage. A very heat tolerant variety. More tolerant of drier soils than many Astilbe.


Astilbe hybrid 'Delft Lace'
Common Name: False Spirea

Deep salmon pink buds open to soft apricot-pink blooms. Foliage is deep blue-green and waxy with a silver-lace overlay. Reputed to be stronger and to out-perform A. 'Peach blossom'. Mid to late season bloomer.


Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'
Common Name: False Spirea

Full plumes of rich, deep red over dark red-bronze foliage. Considered among the best reds. Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe japonica 'Pastel Perfection'
Common Name: False Spirea

A blend of peach, pink shades, and cream plumes against dark green foliage. Erect habit. Early. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe japonica 'Peach Blossom'
Common Name: False Spirea

Plumes of light pink flowers over green foliage. Early season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe japonica 'Red Sentinel'
Common Name: False Spirea

Deep crimson-red plumes of flowers over deep green foliage. Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe japonica X arendsii 'Cappuccino'
Common Name: False Spirea

Numerous pure white flower plumes with red-purple stems are held just above dark bronze foliage that forms a compact clump. Leaves become dark green after plants flower. Late season. Plant patented.


Astilbe simplicifolia 'Darwin's Snow Sprite'
Common Name: False Spirea

Loosely formed, small white flower plumes with a hint of pink over bronze-green foliage. Dwarf variety. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland'
Common Name: False Spirea

Open, arching panicles of rose-pink flowers over shiny, dark bronze leaves. Late season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe simplicifolia 'Inshriach Pink'
Common Name: False Spirea

Airy spikes of lovely, clear pink blooms. Unique crinkled, glossy bronze foliage. Late Season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite'
Common Name: False Spirea (dwarf)

Small, open plumes of soft pink flowers over shiny green foliage. Late season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. 1994 PPA Plant of the Year. Blooms of Bressingham Introduction.


Astilbe thunbergii 'Ostrich Plume'
Common Name: False Spirea

Lovely, arching salmon-pink plumes over green foliage. Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red'
Common Name: Lady in Red Fern

Distinct red stems set this Lady fern apart from the rest. Best color is achieved in bright shade, usually in its second season. Deciduous. Deer resistant.


Athyrium filix-femina
Common Name: Lady Fern

Delicate, lacy fronds are produced in abundance throughout the growing season, giving plants a fresh look, even in summer. Native. Deciduous. Deer resistant.


Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'
Common Name: Tatting Fern

Very narrow fronds sport rounded lobes that resemble handmade lace, or tatting. Makes a neat specimen. Remove any fronds that revert to maintain original form. Deciduous. Deer resistant.


Athyrium filix-femina 'Minutissima'
Common Name: Dwarf Lady Fern

A very dainty lady fern that is wonderful for borders, pots and rock gardens. Quick to establish new crowns and fronds, forming lush stands of green.  Deciduous.


Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'
Common Name: Queen of Green Fern
3"-4" wide, arching fronds have spectacular drooping tips that appear to be almost tasseled. A different look in ferns. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Deciduous. Deer resistant.

Athyrium niponicum 'Ghost'
Common Name: Japanese Ghost Fern

New growth is silver green and ages to dark green. The darker green fronds provide a nice backdrop for the brighter new growth. Deciduous. Deer resistant.


Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla'
Common Name: Godzilla Fern

Massive, arching clumps of silvery green fronds highlighted by purple stems spread slowly. Thought to be a chance cross with a lady fern, this one forms a great focal point for the shade garden. Plants are sterile.


Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern

New fronds are a soft metallic gray with rose and maroon tints. Its gracefully weeping habit makes it a wonderful groundcover for a shady area. Deciduous. Deer resistant. PPA Plant of the Year 2004.


Athyrium niponicum pictum 'Burgundy Lace'
Common Name: Burgundy Lace Fern

The first fronds in spring are purple with silver accents and ruby-red midribs and mature to pewter with dark, wine-red midribs. Magnificent in the shade garden! Deciduous. Deer resistant. Plant patented.


Athyrium niponicum pictum 'Regal Red'
Common Name: Regal Red Fern

A ruffled, highly colored Japanese Painted fern that has dark violet red veins and silver highlighting on each slightly twisted pinnule. Deciduous.


Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum'
Common Name: Eared Lady Fern

Delicate, silvery blue-green fronds with maroon-purple stems unfurl from burgundy red fiddleheads in spring and continue throughout the season. Good substitute for Maidenhair ferns.


Athyrium x 'Branford Rambler'
Common Name: Branford Rambler Fern

A cross between Lady and Japanese Painted Fern, this is a runner that spreads by shallow rhizomes and forms clumps of upright, dark green fronds with maroon to red central stipes. Creates a dense, attractive groundcover for moist shady sites, filing an area quickly, but not invasively.

 
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