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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Cerastium tomentosum
Common Name: Snow in Summer

A carpet of silvery gray foliage, it is covered with small white flowers in spring. Cut back after blooming to maintain nice foliage. Self sows.


Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Common Name: Plumbago

Excellent rapidly growing groundcover. Clusters of bright blue flowers with red calyxes are borne summer through fall. Beautiful burgundy fall color. Good overplanting for bulbs since it is late to break dormancy in the spring.


Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
Common Name: Chaenorhinum origanifolium

Dainty, lilac blue blooms with yellow centers are produced over fine green foliage on compact plants in late spring and summer. Excellent alpine / rock garden plant.


Chasmanthium latifolium
Common Name: Northern Sea Oats

Soft green foliage with graceful clusters of tan seeds that dangle from delicate stems in summer. Remove seed heads to prevent heavy self-sowing. Yellow fall color. Deer resistant. Long blooming. Native.


Chasmatophyllum masculinum
Common Name: Hardy Tiger's Jaw

Long blooming plants that display yellow daisies that turn orange as they age. Flat succulent foliage. Very attractive. Thrives in dry sites. Nice rock garden and container plant. South African native.


Cheilanthes lanosa
Common Name: Hairy Lip Fern

An upright spreading fern that is native to both limestone and rocky acid soils. Excellent in rock gardens with gritty soil and excellent drainage. Native to the East Central and Southeast US. Evergreen.


Chelone glabra
Common Name: Turtlehead

Showy spikes of 2" white hooded flowers, sometimes tinged pink. Dense clumps of crisp, dark green foliage. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Native.


Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'
Common Name: Turtlehead

Showy spikes of 2" milky-white hooded flowers in late summer into fall. The new growth in spring emerges with a very dark black cast and matures to dark green.


Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'
Common Name: Turtlehead

Showy spikes of 2" hooded deep pink flowers on reddish stems. Foliage has a bronze tint in the spring that matures to crisp, dark green foliage. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.


Chelone obliqua
Common Name: Turtlehead

Deep rose, hooded, snapdragon-like flowers appear in tight terminal racemes over coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped dark green foliage. A stiffly erect, clump-forming native that typically occurs in moist woods, swampy areas and along streams. Excellent Rain Garden plant.


Chelone obliqua 'Alba'
Common Name: Turtlehead

A white form of native Chelone obliqua, it is nice planted with the pink or red forms. White, hooded snapdragon-like flowers appear in tight terminal racemes over coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped dark green foliage.


Chelone obliqua 'Tiny Tortuga'
Common Name: Turtlehead

Compact plants sport dark green, shiny, bronzed leaves and hot pink flowers in mid to late summer. Its smaller size makes it suitable for containers. Native cultivar. Plant patent applied for.


Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre'
Common Name: Green and Gold (Goldenstar)

Clump forming variety with yellow, buttercup blooms over soft green foliage. Native. Attractive to butterflies. Plants may rebloom in cool fall weather.

 


Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe
Common Name: Green and Gold (Goldenstar)

Compact plant with yellow, buttercup blooms over soft green foliage. Native.  Attractive to butterflies. May rebloom in cool fall weather.


Cimicifuga (Actaea) racemosa
Common Name: Bugbane (Black Snakeroot)

Long, wand-like, fragrant white flower spikes are held erect over deep green, dissected leaves in autumn. Do not allow to dry out or leaf edges will brown. Native. Excellent for late season color. Deciduous. Deer resistant. All plant parts are poisonous! May be slow to establish.


Cimicifuga (Actaea) racemosa 'Brunette'
Common Name: Bugbane (Black Snakeroot)

Intense purple leaves are darker than 'Atropurpurea' and make an excellent companion to gold foliaged Hostas. Fragrant, ivory-white bottlebrush flowers are produced in fall. Deciduous. Deer resistant. All plant parts are poisonous!


Cimicifuga (Actaea) racemosa 'Chocoholic'
Common Name:

This version of our native bugbane has lacy purple foliage. It produces fragrant, mauve-pink, bottle-brush blooms that age to white held well above the foliage. All plant parts are poisonous! Plant patented.


Clematis 'Belle of Woking'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" double, sometimes semi-double, mauve to silvery-blue flowers fade to a pale, silvery lavender, with creamy centers. Early summer blooms are double and single blooms late summer. This heirloom variety is often slow to establish, but worth the wait. Group 2.


Clematis 'Bernadine™'
Common Name: Clematis

Vining plants produce 3"-4", pale lavender blue blooms with red anthers starting in early mid-summer and repeat in early autumn. Compact plants, they are excellent for containers or small spaces.


Clematis 'Blue Angel'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" lavender-blue blooms have lighter central bars and creamy anthers. Petal edges are lightly ruffled. Prolific flowering from mid-summer to fall. Award of Garden Merit winner.


Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchard'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" mauve pink flowers with creamy anthers bloom from June to September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Group 3. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-9" light lavender-pink flowers with a deep carmine bar. Blooms in May and June and again in August and September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" double white flowers in May/June. Heavy bloomer. August/September rebloom. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Elsa Spath'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" lavender-blue flowers with red anthers. Blooms  late May/June to September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Ernest Markham'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" magenta-red blooms typically are sparse in June and July and abundant August into October . Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Franziska Maria'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" very double, deep blue blooms with yellow anthers appear from early summer through fall. Large blooms are so full they resemble a dahlia. Prolific bloomer. Plant Patented. Zones 4-9. Group 2.


Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-7" pinkish-mauve blooms with violet stamens in June and July and again in September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Henryi'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" white flowers with attractive dark stamens in May and June. Light rebloom in August. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Irene'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" pink blooms with creamy white centers age to soft pink. Flowers are not huge but put on a dramatic show nevertheless. Blooms from spring through summer. Suitable for a container. Pruning group 3. Plant patented.


Clematis 'Jackmanii'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" deep purple blooms in June and July with some later rebloom. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. The easiest clematis to grow. Deer resistant. Never overwater! Group 3.


Clematis 'Jackmanii Rubra'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" velvety, purple red June blooms are occasionally semi-double and later September blooms are single. Blooms are very abundant. Prune back by 1/3 after flowering to promote new growth and additional bloom. Group 2.


Clematis 'John Warren'
Common Name: Clematis

Large blooms are soft lavender pink with darker pink bars and red stamens. Very pretty!  A little afternoon shade will help it maintain its color. Pruning group 2.


Clematis 'Josephine'
Common Name: Clematis

4" elaborate double blooms of lilac pink with slightly darker bars. Outer petals are light green in the shade to more lilac in full sun. Flowers late spring to early summer and often repeats in the fall. Award winner. Group 2. ​Plant patented.


Clematis 'Lady Betty Balfour'
Common Name: Clematis
Blooms up to 8" in diameter are deep purple blue with creamy white to yellow stamens. Often have a hint of red near the base of the petals. Blooms in late summer. Very vigorous vines. Group 2.

Clematis 'Lady Northcliffe'
Common Name: Clematis

Violet blue blooms up to 5" diameter with greenish yellow anthers gradually lighten to lavender with a darker bar. This heirloom variety is very free-flowering over a long period starting in late spring.


Clematis 'Mrs. P.B. Truax'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" periwinkle blue blooms have yellow anthers and are sometimes marked with a faint green bar. Blooms May/June and August. A medium high vine suitable for many applications. Pruning group 2.


Clematis 'Multi Blue'
Common Name: Clematis

Deep 4"-5" double, deep blue blooms in May and June and August through October. Early blooms may not be fully double. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of previous season's growth in late February or early March.


Clematis 'Ninon™'
Common Name: Clematis

Lovely 4" creamy white blooms with wavy edges and red purple stamens bloom from early summer to mid-fall. Compact plants are well-suited to containers.


Clematis 'Niobe'
Common Name: Clematis

5"-6" deep red flowers with golden yellow anthers appear almost black just after opening. Petals are narrow and somewhat pointed. Very free-flowering, blooming June to September. Award Winner. Avoid pruning until it is well-established. Group 2.


Clematis 'Piilu'
Common Name: Clematis

Heavy blooming vines produce two-tone pink blooms from late spring through early fall. Early flowers are large and usually double, while later blooms are more likely to be single. This "Little Duckling" is very pretty flowering from top to bottom.


Clematis 'Red Cardinal'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" rich crimson red blooms with contrasting creamy white filaments in the center. Very velvety texture! Blooms in June/July through September. Group 3. Prune hard in late February or early March.


Clematis 'Sapphire Indigo'
Common Name: Clematis

Long-lasting, 4" dark purple, star-like blooms with purple anthers fade to deep blue. Mound-forming plants are loaded with blooms from midsummer to early fall. Great for containers or as groundcover around roses or other ornamentals.


Clematis 'Snow Queen'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-7" white blooms are tinted with mauve and highlighted with red anthers. Petal edges are slightly ruffled. Flat open blooms fade to white as they age. A great complement to deep red roses. Blooms May to June and Aug/Sept. Pruning group 2.


Clematis 'Star of India'
Common Name: Clematis
This award-winning clematis blooms profusely and steadily from midsummer to fall. Flowers are 5" purple blooms have reddish violet bars and creamy white stamens. Pruning Group 3.

Clematis 'The President'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" non-fading, rich purple-blue flowers with contrasting pink and red stamens appear in late spring and early fall. Blooms best with light pruning. Heirloom variety. Award winner. Group 2.


Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple'
Common Name: Bush Clematis

Small, purple-blue, bell-shaped blooms dangle in clusters on vigorous, non-climbing plants in mid to late summer. Lightly fragrant flowers are followed by fluffy seedheads in fall. Cut back in to 3" in spring before new growth starts.


Clematis paniculata
Common Name: Clematis "Sweet Autumn"

Clusters of small, foour-petaled, white flowers cover the foliage in late summer and early fall. Lightly fragrant. Attractive seed heads. Prune only after flowering is complete to contain size. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Clematis purpurea 'Plena Elegans'
Common Name: Clematis

Masses of dainty 2"-3" double purple-red blooms appear from July through September, sometimes October on moderately fast growing vines. Elegant and disease resistant. Suitable for cutting. Heirloom variety. C. viticella Group 3


Clematis tangutica 'Radar Love'
Common Name: Clematis

Canary yellow, nodding flowers are followed by attractive feathery seed heads. A vigorous and graceful vine with dark green leaves that often last into November. Demands good winter drainage. Group 3. Prune back hard in late February or early March.


Clematis virginiana
Common Name: Virgin's Bower

Semi-evergreen native vine that produces masses of small, white, four-petaled, unscented blooms in late summer/early fall. Blooms are followed by cute, fuzzy seed heads. Extremely vigorous grower. Can spread aggressively by self-seeding and suckering. Very attractive to pollinators.


 
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