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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Paeonia lactiflora 'White Towers'
Common Name: Peony

Lustrous white, double blooms are set high above deep green foliage. Delightfully fragrant. Large outer petals cup the large cluster of inner petals.  Long vase-life. Midseason.


Paeonia lactiflora 'Whopper'
Common Name: Peony

Large (up to 6") satin pink blooms have gently ruffled guard petals surrounding a dome of creamy white to creamy pink petaloids. Fragrant. Late midseason.


Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'
Common Name: Switch Grass / Beach Grass

A native selected for its glaucous blue foliage and graceful, fountain-like habit, this is a favorite for coastal plantings as well as average gardens. Airy, bluish tinted, light beige flowers emerge in fall and remain through the winter. Deer resistant.


Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Compact, upright plants are early flowering and maintain good green foliage color as late as Halloween. The light airy flower panicles stand above the foliage where they catch the breezes. Very showy!


Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Blue-green foliage turns wine red in early summer. Forms sturdy 2' tall, tight, vase-shaped clumps. They hold up to wind and rain and persist through the winter. Airy, wine-red flower panicles rise to 3' in August. Has an upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. A Proven Winners selection. Plant patented


Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Full plants have wide bluish-purple blades and large purplish flowerheads. Deer resistant. Plant Patented.


Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Very stiff, upright growth. Attractive metallic blue leaves turn yellow in fall. Upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds.  Deer resistant.


Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Upright, steel blue foliage is wider and more substantial than 'Heavy Metal'. Upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant.


Panicum virgatum 'Purple Tears'
Common Name: Switch Grass

This delightful switchgrass has a narrow, upright habit and is topped with purple seed heads in summer. The foliage is a light green color that persists through the summer. It is tough and adaptable to many situations, including rain gardens. Native cultivar. Plant patented.


Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Narrow, upright plants emerge with blue-green foliage that turns to burgundy-red in mid-summer. Wine color intensifies as season progresses. Plants are topped in late summer with airy red blooms that lend winter interest as seed heads.  It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. Native. Plant patented


Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Blue green foliage starts to turn bright red by June and is followed by airy, maroon flowers. A little shorter than many of the switch grasses. Very attractive with and upright growth habit and showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. Native.


Papaver orientale 'Brilliant'
Common Name: Poppy (Oriental)

Large, orange-scarlet blooms with black centers are supported by strong stems. Coarse, hairy evergreen foliage. Plants often go dormant in summer and resent disturbance. Deer resistant.


Papaver orientale 'Pizzicato Mix'
Common Name: Poppy (Oriental)

Large blooms on strong stems have thin silky petals that are gracefully crinkled like crepe paper. The vibrant mix of colors includes red, scarlet, salmon, pink and white, each with a deep black eye. Semi-dwarf plants.

 


Passiflora caerulea 'Waterloo Blue'
Common Name: Passion Flower

Unique, beautiful round blue and white flowers with tentacle-like projections are produced throughout the summer. Quite tropical looking! Deep green, finger-like evergreen foliage. Butterfly host plant. Long blooming.


Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name: Fountain Grass

Fine textured grass that produces countless light reddish brown flowers that change to amber in fall. Bright green foliage turns beige in fall.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'
Common Name: Dwarf Fountain Grass

This mid-height, warm-season grass has creamy-pink tinted bottlebrush blooms in midsummer. Blooms usually persist into September. Leaves take on pretty oranges and reds in October. Needs a protected loacation to winter over in zone 5.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Common Name: Dwarf Fountain Grass

Fine textured grass that produces countless light reddish brown flowers that change to amber in fall. Foliage turns beige in fall.  Identical to P. alopecuroides except this one is shorter. Deer resistant.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'
Common Name: Fountain Grass

Mounds of narrow green foliage are topped in late summer by fluffy, bottlebrush-like, tawny plumes making them look like little fountains. Cute for edging or containers. Shorter than Hameln and finer textured. Plant patented.


Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
Common Name: Fountain Grass

Deep green, arching foliage with rose-pink flowers throughout the season. Clump former. Bright green foliage turns beige in fall. Plant Patented.


Penstemon barbatus 'Rock Candy™ Blue'
Common Name: Beardtongue

Compact plants produce purple-blue blooms with white throats. Good basal branching ensures lots of blooms. Plants will rebloom if first flush of faded blooms are removed. Plant patented.

 


Penstemon barbatus 'Twizzle Purple'
Common Name: Beardtongue

Tall spikes of 1" tubular dark purple bells on upright plants, flower late spring through early autumn. Good for loose, dry soils and sandy or rocky locations. A double award winner.


Penstemon barbatus coccineus 'Fireworks'
Common Name: Beardtongue

Bright cherry-red tubular blooms appear on well-branched, compact plants that attract loads of hummingbirds.


Penstemon digitalis
Common Name: Beardtongue

This showy clump-former has lance-shaped leaves and features white, tubular, two-lipped blooms in panicles atop erect, rigid stems. Early summer flowers, sometimes with a blush of pink, are very showy and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Native.


Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Common Name: Beardtongue

Attractive burgundy winter foliage changes to green flushed with red in summer. Evergreen. Spikes of white tubular flowers. 1996 PPA "Plant of the Year". Native. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. One of the most garden worthy for the mid-Atlantic region.


Penstemon grandiflorus 'Prairie Jewel'
Common Name: Beardtongue
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Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue'
Common Name: Beardtongue
Spikes of vivid blue trumpets with a purple blush at the base of each flower. Requires well-drained gritty or sandy soil. Tolerant of drought and coastal conditions. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Penstemon hirsutus
Common Name: Hairy Beardtongue

Loose clusters of lavender blooms flower on upright leafless stems from late spring to early summer. Early flowering and hairy stems distinguish the one. Attractive to songbirds, butterflies and other pollinators but unattractive to deer. Native.


Penstemon mexicali 'Pike's Peak Purple'
Common Name: Beardtongue
Spikes of brilliant purple flowers with a white throat appear in droves from July to November. Considered to be a companion to 'Red Rocks'. Requires well-drained gritty or sandy soil. Tolerant of drought and coastal conditions.

Penstemon mexicali 'Red Rocks'
Common Name: Beardtongue
Bright rose flowers with magenta-veined white throats. Very long blooming. Requires well-drained gritty or sandy soil. Tolerant of drought and coastal conditions. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'
Common Name: Beardtongue

Bright red, thimble shaped blooms grace strong stems on upright plants with a compact habit. Plants are very free flowering. Plant patented.


Penstemon smallii
Common Name: Beardtongue

Light purple to pink thimble shaped flowers in May and June. Pest and disease free evergreen foliage. Native.


Penstemon x 'Blackbeard'
Common Name: Beardtongue

Plump clumps of dark purple green foliage are topped by tall dark stems of purply pink, white centered tubular flowers from midsummer to midfall. Attractive dark purple seed pods extend the season of interest. Plants do not flop! 


Penstemon x 'Cherry Sparks'
Common Name: Beardtongue

Large, bright cherry red blooms have white throats. Heat tolerant and sterile so it is long-blooming. Deadhead  and fertilize to increase repeat blooming. Plant patented.


Penstemon x 'Prairie Twilight'
Common Name: Beardtongue

This beardtongue is distinguished by bronze-red fall foliage and tube-like, dark lavender flowers with white lower lips in summer. Plant patented.


Penstemon x digitalis 'Dark Towers'
Common Name: Beardtongue
Foliage emerges deep wine red to purple and maintains color well into summer. Darker and a bit taller than 'Husker's Red', its early summer blooms are pink rather than white. Heat and humidity tolerant and very cold hardy. Plant patented.

Penstemon x mexicali 'Miniature Bells'
Common Name: Beardtongue
A stunning mixture of pink, rose and purple tubular flowers with a whitish center open in succession along thin, upright stems. Plants bloom all summer. Requires well-drained gritty or sandy soil.

Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name: Russian Sage

Spikes of violet-blue flowers over silver, serrated aromatic foliage. Shearing produces bushy growth. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.1995 PPA "Plant of the Year".


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby'
Common Name: Russian Sage

Lavender blue blooms with smoky purple calyxes begin flowering in midsummer, one of earliest bloomers.  Handsome shrubby plantas have silvery, aromatic foliage. The bushy plants are vigorous and resist flopping. Plant patent applied for.


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'CrazyBlue'
Common Name: Russian Sage

Pretty lavender blue flowers on silvery stems are darker than the species and start much earlier in the season. Compact, very well-branched plants hold up to wind and rain. Small enough to use in containers. Plant patented.


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran'
Common Name: Russian Sage

Very fine textured, almost lacy, silvery aromatic foliage has an upright habit. Striking blue flowers. Shearing produces bushy growth. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lacey Blue'
Common Name: Russian Sage

Densely branched, fragrant, gray-green plants with large purply-blue blooms hold up to wind and rain. Makes a great show midsummer into fall. Stronger and shorter than 'Little Spire'. Shearing produces bushy growth. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Plant patented.


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'
Common Name: Russian Sage

Shorter, upright Perovskia that does not easily flop! Blue flowers are an excellent contrast for the ferny silver foliage. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Plant Patented.


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin'
Common Name: Russian Sage

Spikes of violet-blue flowers are more erect and upright than the species, and the silver foliage is larger and less toothed. Sheer back to increase fullness and reduce height. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
Common Name: Fleeceflower / Tovara
Outstanding red flower spikes over medium green leaves. Eye catching. Long bloomer. Blooms of Bressingham Introduction. Does well in moist sites.

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
Common Name: Fleeceflower / Tovara

Vibrant foliage is splashed with burgundy, mint green, and silver. In late summer and fall, sprays of small white gypsophila-like flowers appear. Cut back during early growing season to maintain a shorter, more compact plant, if desired. To prevent self sowing, remove seed stems promptly. Plant Patented.


Petasites japonicus 'Variegatus'
Common Name: Variegated Coltsfoot

Unusual plants have large round leaves up to 18" across with irregular gold markings and serrated edges. Fragrant clusters of small yellow-white blooms appear on 6"-12" stems before the foliage emerges.


Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries and Cream'
Common Name: Ribbon Grass

Striped green and white, ribbony foliage with a touch of pink on the new growth.


Phlox 'Fashionably Early Crystal'
Common Name: Hardy Phlox

Blooming 2-3 weeks earlier than typical garden phlox, this one has large clusters of pure white blooms with faint lavender eyes. It has exceptionally mildew resistant thick green foliage and a stoloniferous habit. Long blooming and will repeat bloom.


Phlox 'Fashionably Early Lavender Ice'
Common Name: Hardy Phlox

Blooming earlier than summer phlox, this hybrid is a great follow up to spring blooming phlox. It has large clusters of pale lavender blooms with darker centers. Its shiny narrow foliage is exceptionally mildew resistant. Stoloniferous habit. Plant patent applied for.


Phlox 'Fashionably Early Princess'
Common Name: Hardy Phlox

Cluster of fuchsia pink flowers bloom 2-3 weeks earlier than typical garden phlox. The fragrant blooms are nice for cutting and attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Nice for mid to back of the border of relaxed prairie gardens. Plant patented.


 
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