Perennials

A plant, which lives or continues more than 3 years consecutively whether it retains its leaves or not. With the correct pruning the plant will come back every year.

✾ This indicates that a plant blooms for 6 weeks or longer

✓ This indicates that the plant is listed as Resistant/Tolerant to Deer

Achillea Clypeolata ‘Moonshine’ – Yarrow ✾ ✓

an upright clump forming plant with long lasting bright lemon-yellow flowers in a flat top form. Grows 1-2′ tall with silvery to grey-green foliage.
Full Sun
Dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil
June through September for flowers
Deadhead to promote additional blooms

Aster ‘Woods Purple’ – Michaelmas Daisy ✓

Grows in mounded clumps with small semi double blue violet to purple flowers with yellow centers. Growing 12-18″ tall with dark glossy green leaves.
full sun
prefers well drained soil, medium moisture, normal watering
August through September
Deadhead final blooms, great for beds and borders

Astilbe – False Spirea ✾ ✓

plume like inflorescence ranges from 6”-2’ tall. The flower is a layered fluffy spike on fern like foliage. Has a variety of colors to choose from.
full shade to full sun
prefers well drained soil, tolerates moist soil, normal watering
June through July for flowers
Use for borders, cut flowers and dried flower arrangements

Athyrium goeringianum ‘Pictum’ – Japanese Painted Fern ✓

japanese painted fern is known for its exotic foliage of soft grayish-green and silvery dark maroon foliage
partial to full shade
prefers well drained soil
no flower
Great for beds and borders

Campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’ – Bellflower

displays an attractive mound of green leaves and large upright violet-blue cup-shaped flowers. Grows 6”-8” tall with a compact habit.
full sun to part shade
well drained soils, normal watering
June through September for flowers
Deadhead flowers, great for rock gardens and water features

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ – Tickseed ✾✓

produces daisy like flowers 2”-3” in diameter, single yellow to deep gold colored flower on stiff stem with dark green leaves. Compact 15” in height produces many flowers to one plant.
full sun to part sun
prefers well drained soil, tolerates dryer soil, normal watering
June through September for flowers
Plant in groups, use for borders and/or beds

Dianthus barbatus – Pink Carnations

low growing 4”-12” normally white & pink clustered flowers, each flower has five petals with serrated edges. Foliage is green to blue green leaves
full sun to part sun
prefers well drained soil, normal watering
June through July for flowers
Use in beds, pots and rock gardens

Dicentra spectabilis – Bleeding Heart

rose pink heart-shaped flowers with protruding white inner petals. Stems are arching form, grows 2-3′ tall.
part sun to full shade
prefers well-drained moist soil
April to May
Use in shade beds and as cut flowers

Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower ✾✓

produces large showy heads of purple florets arranged in a somewhat cone shape. The outer petals point downward, flower stalk height is between 2’-4’. Color dominantly purple but comes in white & pink when available.
full sun
drought and heat tolerant
June through September for flowers
May need staking, deadhead for prolonged flowering

Eupatorium – Mist Flower ✓

produces small white fluffy flowers arranged in rounded, broccoli sized heads atop shiny purple stems. Lance shaped to elliptic-oblong leaves that are chocolate tined. Growing to 3-5′ tall
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soil, medium moisture
September through October
Great for beds

Gaillardia ‘Goblin’ – Blanket Flower ✾ ✓

produces daisy like flowers with a large rose red center with frilly yellow and orange petals. Grows to 12” in height and spreads to about the same, has light green stems.
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering
June through August for flowers
Deadhead for prolonged flowering, great for beds and borders

Geranium ‘Rozanne’ – Crane’s Bill ✾ ✓

rich sky blue flowers that fade to grey as they mature. Dark green foliage growing to 18′ high.
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soils
June through August
Great for borders and cottage gardens

Hemerocallis ‘Stella D’Ora’ – Daylily ✾

clump forming perennial with arching glasslike leaves in a fanlike appearance. A tall stalk extends above leaves and produces a 6-tepal flower in a golden yellow color. Other varieties are ‘Pardon Me’ – bright red flowers and ‘Happy Returns’ – lemon yellow flowers.
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soil, normal watering
June through October for flowers
Deadhead for prolonged flowering, divide every 3-5 years

Heuchera Americana ‘Plum Pudding’ – Coral Bells ✾ ✓

incredible foliage of deep plum purple mixed with some green produces a delicate 8” white spiky bloom. Other varieties are ‘Silver Scrolls’ – silver and purple foliage with white flower and ‘Purple Palace’ – mahogany red foliage with white flowers.
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering
June through August for flowers
Deadhead final blooms, great for beds and borders

Hosta – Plaintain Lily ✓

attractive foliage that grows in mounds of overlapping leaves. Choose from varieties that differ in foliage color, markings and flower color. Produces 3’-5’ tall spikes of fragrant flowers. Some varieties are ‘Frances Williams’, ‘Big Daddy’, ‘Blue Cadet’ and ‘Golden Tiara’
part shade to full shade
prefers well drained soil, normal watering
June through September for flowers
Divide when they get to big, great for under trees and shade areas

Iris ensata – Japanese Iris ✓

grows in slowly expanding clumps 2-4′ tall. Sword shaped, linear green leaves. Flowers have a flattened appearance ranging in colors from blue to red, pink and white.
full sun to part shade
medium to wet soils
June through July
Great for water gardens and Japanese gardens

Leucanthemum superbum – Shasta Daisy

clump forming perennial, flowers are white petals radiating from a central yellow disk. Reaches a height of 3′-4′, with a spread of 2′-3′, and flowers profusely
full sun to part sun
prefers well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering
June through October for flowers
Deadhead for prolonged flowering, great for beds & cut flowers

Liatris spicata – Gay Feather

tall upright, clump-forming features spikes of rounded fluffy deep purple flower heads. Grass like medium green leaves grows 2-4′ tall.
full sun
medium to wet soils
July through August
Use in cottage gardens and perennial beds.

Ligularia dentata ‘Othello’ – Bigleaf Goldenray

clump forming with a mounded habit that is grown as much for its foliage as for its showy flowers. Yellow orange daisy-like flowers appear in loose branches atop leafless stems 2-3′ tall.
part shade to full shade
medium to wet soils
July through August
Plant in beds and by waters edge

Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’ – Lily Turf ✾ ✓

dark green ribbon like foliage grows 12’-18” high then falls over toward the ground to form a clump. Produces a spike of small purple flowers. Other variety is ‘Big Blue’ – which has white on the edges of the foliage
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soils, dry to medium moisture
August through September for flowers, foliage is all year
Very hardy, great for shady slopes and outlining beds and borders

Lysimachia nummularia – Creeping Jenny ✓

a low growing, creeping ground cover which forms a mat approx 2-4″ high. Foliage is bright yellow in color, slightly ruffled rounded shape.
Long Island Nursery Plants

full sun to part shade
prefers moist soil
June produces bright yellow flowers
Great for waterfalls, pots and fish ponds

Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’– Catmint ✾ ✓

low growing 6”-10” tall that forms a dense mat like groundcover. The leaves are dark green oblong or spoon shaped, flowers are about ½” long on erect spike.
part shade to full shade
well drained soils, normal watering
May through June for flowers
Great for groundcover, bed edging

Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian Sage ✾ ✓

is a woody sub-shrub with long panicles of lavender-blue flowers that become increasingly brilliant as they open. Grows to 4’ tall, foliage is finely cut gray-green leaves that are slightly scented.
full sun
prefers moist well drained soil, drought tolerant
June through September
Use as backdrops in perennial gardens

Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Pink’ – Moss Pinks ✓

usher in spring with a profusion of fabulous color with this low growing creeping phlox that is no taller than 6”. Produces 5” petaled vibrant flowers in different colors. Has a compact habit, with an eve
full sun
prefers moist well drained soil, slightly drought tolerant
May through June
Great for ground covers, and rock gardens

Platycodon ‘Sentimental Blue’ – Balloon Flower

features unique puffy flowers, buds shaped like hot air balloons which open into single blue, upward facing, bell shaped flowers with five pointed lobes. Oval leaves to 3″ long.
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soils
July through August
Great for borders, beds and rock gardens

Rudbeckia hirta – Black Eyed Susan ✾

daisy like flower head consists of a black disc center with beautiful yellow rings of petals. Can grow up to 3’ tall
full sun to light shade
well drained soil, normal watering
June through September for flowers
Deadhead to prolong flowering, great for borders & cut flowers

Salvia nemorosa – Meadow Sage ✾ ✓

upright bushy clump of gray green leaves, produces dense spikes of vibrant purple flowers. Grows 12”-24” depending on variety. Varieties include ‘East Friesland’, ‘Blue Hill’ & ‘May Night’
full sun to light shade
well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering
June through September for flowers
Deadhead for prolonged flowering, great for borders & dried flowers

Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’ – Sedum Stonecrop

produces a low mound of chocolate purple leaves, small balls of rose-like flowers. Grows 16″ tall.
full sun
prefers well-drained moist soils, drought tolerant
mid summer to mid fall
Use in water gardens and as edging

Sedum – Stonecrop ✾ ✓

produces a low mound of chocolate purple leaves, small balls of rose-like flowers. Grows 16″ tall.
full sun
prefers well-drained moist soils, drought tolerant
mid summer to mid fall
Use in water gardens and as edging

Semperivum ‘Evergreen Rosettes’ – Hens & Chicks ✓

this is a low growing evergreen that produce compact flower-like rosettes of succulent leaves. This plant is used for the foliage but do produce small flowers
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soil, likes hot and dry areas
Evergreen
Great for rock gardens and waterfalls