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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Liatris spicata 'Kobold (seed strain)'
Common Name: Gayfeather / Blazing Star

Butterfly and goldfinch favorite with multiple spikes of dark purple flowers. Native plants, they are deep rooted and drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Long blooming and will rebloom if cut back. Seed Strain.


Liatris spicata 'Original Kobold'
Common Name: Blazing Star

The variety preferred by florists. Compact cultivar with multiple spikes of dark purple flowers. This is the original, vegetatively propagated version. Drought tolerant and attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Long blooming and will rebloom if cut back.


Ligularia (Farfugium) dentata 'Desdemona'
Common Name: Senecio / Bigleaf Ligularia

Dark leaves emerge purplish-red and mature to green with purplish-red undersides. Yellow-orange flowerheads. Long blooming. Deer resistant. Caution: Some individuals may have allergic reactions to the sap of these plant. Toxic, if ingested.


Ligularia (Farfugium) dentata 'Pandora'
Common Name: Senecio

Shiny, dark purple foliage on dwarf plants that are lovely in the shady border or in a container. Large, yellow-orange, daisy form blooms in summer. Plant patent applied for.


Ligularia (Farfugium) japonicum 'Aureo-maculata'
Common Name: The Leopard Plant

Glossy, dark green 6" wide leaves with bold yellow random spots. Large daisy-like yellow flowers bloom very late in the season. Long blooming. Deer resistant. Evergreen. Caution: Some individuals may have allergic reactions to the sap of these plant. Toxic, if ingested.


Ligularia (Farfugium) stenocephala 'Little Rocket'
Common Name: Senecio / Dwarf Ligularia

Dwarf form of 'The Rocket' with sharply toothed heart-shaped leaves and spikes of bright yellow flowers on purplish black stems. Long blooming. Deer resistant. Plant patented. Caution: Some individuals may have allergic reactions to the sap of these plant. Toxic, if ingested.


Lindernia grandiflora
Common Name: Blue Moneywort

Light green leaves that hug the ground are topped with white-throated blue flowers all summer and fall. Great around stepping stones or trailing over walls or container edges. Fast growth rate. Native. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


Linum perenne 'Sapphire'
Common Name: Flax

Fine stems of feathery blue-green foliage with showy sky-blue flowers that usually close by evening. Longest bloom is in light shade. May self sow.


Liriope muscari 'Monroe's White'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Milky white flower spikes over dark green, evergreen leaves. Must have partial shade. Clump forming. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Ingot'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Narrow, bright yellow leaves form a showy clump with lavender blooms on 12" stalks. Color intensity depends on the amount of light it receives. Best in bright shade or edges of shade beds. Great for providing contrast in the border.  Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope muscari 'Purple Explosion'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Dark green, strap-like, evergreen foliage compliments large purple bloom clusters held well above the foliage. This is a tight clumping variety with exceptional flower production in late summer/fall. Long leaves have a weeping habit. Plant patented.


Liriope muscari 'Super Blue'
Common Name:

Bright violet blue bloom spikes are tall and showier than most, standing above the foliage. A clumping variety, it has narrow dark green, strap-like leaves that form an arching mound. Great for massing, edging, accents or containers.


Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Grass-like foliage with green and cream markings & lavender flowers on reddish stems. Best appearance is achieved in light shade during the summer, although it can tolerate full sun. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions & clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope spicata
Common Name: Creeping Lilyturf

Rapidly spreading stoloniferous habit makes it excellent for erosion control. Narrow leaf blades with lavender flower spikes. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'
Common Name: Creeping Lilyturf

Variegated foliage that appears white in a shaded landscape. Violet flowers. Excellent to lighten a shady area. Stoloniferous but not as vigorous as L. spicata. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name: Cardinal Flower

Tall brilliant red spikes of flowers that are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Glossy, bronze tinted bright green foliage. Best bloom is achieved in sun with wet conditions. Long blooming. Deer resistant.


Lobelia chinensis
Common Name: Creeping Lobelia

Rapidly spreading plants (up to 3' per year) with small green leaves have pink lobelia-type flowers all summer and fall. Very cute. Spread indefinite. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


Lobelia gerardii x 'Vedrariensis'
Common Name: Cardinal Flower

Large, clear violet flowers over green foliage. Long blooming. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Best bloom is achieved in full sun with wet conditions.


Lobelia siphilitica
Common Name: Blue Cardinal Flower

Spikes of blue 1 1/2" flowers typically appear later than L. cardinalis. Long blooming. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Best bloom is achieved in full sun with moist conditions. Readily self-sows. Native.


Lobelia siphilitica 'Alba'
Common Name: White Cardinal Flower
Spikes of white 1 1/2" flowers appear later than L. cardinalis. Long blooming. Tolerant of clay soil. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Best bloom is achieved in full sun with wet conditions.

Lonicera japonica 'Aureoreticulata'
Common Name: Goldnet Honeysuckle

Bright yellow and green variegated foliage. Inconspicuous, but fragrant whte blooms. Low, ground hugging vine or can be trained as a climber. Lovely accent plant. Semi-evergreen. Deer resistant. Can be invasive!


Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Common Name: Box-leaf Honeysuckle

Underused, evergreen, bushy shrub with arching stems covered with small bright yellow leaves. Nice mounding habit, can be pruned to maintain smaller size or used as hedge. Insignificant flowers. Purple berries. Deer resistant.


Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina'
Common Name: Woodbine Honeysuckle

Deciduous climber with oblong green leaves. Reddish-purple buds open to deep pink trumpets with white interiors. Red berries in mid to late summer. Fragrant. Deer resistant. Very long-blooming. Blooms on old wood so prune just after flowering. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

 


Lonicera sempervirens
Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle

Evergreen, twining vines up to 20' long, produce clusters of 2", yellow-centered, red, trumpet-shaped blooms from March to June. Red berries follow. Paired, blue-green leaves are fused at the base. Woody stems have papery, orange-brown exfoliating bark. This native is not overly aggressive and can be used as a groundcover as well as a climber. Attracts butterflies, birds, hummingbirds.


Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Semi-evergreen climber with blue-green leaves. Faintly scented red flowers with yellow throats that fade to rose-pink. Blooms on old wood so prune just after flowering. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.


Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Solid yellow, tubular blooms on a vigorous, semi-evergreen vine. Reblooms. Blooms on old wood so prune just after flowering. Long blooming and drought tolerant. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant native.


Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

A cultivar of our native honeysuckle, this one is outstanding with clusters of red trumpet-shaped blossoms with orange interiors.  Blooms appear steadily throughout the summer and into fall. Bloom is heaviest in full sun. Prune after flowering, if desired, to keep plants smaller.


Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Deciduous climber with oval, blue-green leaves. Trumpet-shaped oange-scarlet flowers with orange throats are borne throughout the summer. Vigorous. Blooms on old wood and new wood, so minimal pruning is necessary, except to maintian smaller size. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming. 


Lonicera x brownii 'Mandarin'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Clusters of 2"-3" luminous reddish orange, tubular flowers with pale yellow-orange throats from June through August. Rounded leaves clasp the stms. New growth is dark coppery brown and later matures to dark green. An Award Winner. Plant Patented. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. Plants are sterile so self-sowing is not a problem. Prune in autumn after flowering to encourage new flowering stems for the coming season.


Lychnis coronaria
Common Name: Rose Campion

Fuchsia-pink flowers are borne in clusters on wiry stems over wooly, silvery basal foliage. May be short-lived, but readily self sows. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming.


Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Petite Jenny'
Common Name: Catchfly

Dwarf plants have very double blooms on wiry stems above compact foliage starting in late spring and continuing all summer. Pretty clear pnk, fluffy blooms are great for cutting.


Lychnis viscaria
Common Name: Catchfly

Attractive fringed, magenta flower clusters on sticky stems rise above dark green leafy tufts of foliage. Will self seed. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming.


Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais'
Common Name: Loosestrife

Gray-green basal rosettes give rise to spikes of dark purple-red flowers from late spring through summer.  Very unusual! Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Occasionally self sows. Prerfers moist to wet soil, but will tolerate less.


Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
Common Name: Loosestrife

Dark burgundy leaves with contrasting yellow flowers in midsummer. Foliage becomes more green late in summer. Can tolerate partial shade. Spreads rapidly. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies.


Lysimachia clethroides
Common Name: Gooseneck Loosestrife

Graceful curving wands of white flowers in early to midsummer. Rhizomatous plants spread aggressively to form large colonies, where happy. Adapted to a wide range of soils from wet to dry. Can tolerate clay soil. Brilliant orange fall foliage. Excellent cut flower. Can be invasive. Deciduous. Long blooming. May be cut back in spring to reduce height.


Lysimachia congestiflora 'Persian Chocolate'
Common Name: Loosestrife

Beautiful deep chocolate-purple leaves are accented by tiny, bright yellow flowers starting in June. Makes a wonderful groundcover for light shade. Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant once established.


Lysimachia japonica 'Minutissima'
Common Name: Miniature Moneywort

Tiny green, mouse ear leaves create a cute mat of foliage, while the small green stems root at each node, enabling it to take hold almost everywhere. Yellow flowers on top in summer.  Great between stepping stones. Heavy foot traffic. Space on 6"-8"centers.


Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Common Name: Creeping Jenny / Moneywort

Rampant, prostrate, stem rooting groundcover with rounded, bright chartreuse to gold leaves. Truly golden foliage if grown in constantly wet conditions in full sun. Bright yellow flowers in summer. Semi-evergreen. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 12"-18" centers. 

 
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