Perennials

Perennials are plants, which live or continue more than 3 years consecutively whether they retain their leaves or not. With the correct pruning the plant will come back every year.  Discuss your design options with your landscape designer to create your dream layout. Please contact us with any questions you may have. 

✾ 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 ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: 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.

  • Light: Full Sun

  • Moisture: Dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil

  • Bloom Time: June through September for flowers

  • Plant: Deadhead to promote additional blooms

Astilbe – False Spirea ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: 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.

  • Light: Full shade to full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, tolerates moist soil, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through July for flowers

  • Plant: Use for borders, cut flowers and dried flower arrangements

Athyrium goeringianum ‘Pictum’ – Japanese Painted Fern ✓

  • Characteristics: Japanese painted fern is known for its exotic foliage of soft grayish-green and silvery dark maroon foliage

  • Light: Partial to full shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil

  • Bloom Time: No flower

  • Plant: Great for beds and borders

Campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’ – Bellflower

  • Characteristics: Displays an attractive mound of green leaves and large upright violet-blue cup-shaped flowers. Grows 6”-8” tall with a compact habit.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soils, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through September for flowers

  • Plant: Deadhead flowers, great for rock gardens and water features

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ – Tickseed ✾✓

  • Characteristics: 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.

  • Light: Full sun to part sun

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, tolerates dryer soil, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through September for flowers

  • Plant: Plant in groups, use for borders and/or beds

Dianthus barbatus – Pink Carnations

  • Characteristics: Low growing 4”-12” normally white & pink clustered flowers, each flower has five petals with serrated edges. Foliage is green to blue green leaves

  • Light: Full sun to part sun

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through July for flowers

  • Plant: Use in beds, pots and rock gardens

Dicentra spectabilis – Bleeding Heart

  • Characteristics: Rose pink heart-shaped flowers with protruding white inner petals. Stems are arching form, grows 2-3′ tall.

  • Light: Part sun to full shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well-drained moist soil

  • Bloom Time: April to May

  • Plant: Use in shade beds and as cut flowers

Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower ✾✓

  • Characteristics: 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.

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Drought and heat tolerant

  • Bloom Time: June through September for flowers

  • Plant: May need staking, deadhead for prolonged flowering

Hakonechloa macra, Japanese Forest Grass✓

  • Characteristics: Slender, arching, linear green leaves grow 12-36” long on wiry stems, giving the effect of a tiny bamboo. Variegation in the cultivars is affected by the conditions the plant is grown under

  • Light: Part shade to shade

  • Moisture: Prefers rich well drained soil

  • Plant: The golden and variegated cultivars brighten up shady or woodland gardens. This grass looks equally good as a single plant for a focal point or planted in drifts.

Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, Black Mondo Grass✓

  • Characteristics: Black Mondo grows to about 10″ tall and will slowly spread to about two feet. Loose spikes of small, light pink or white, bell shaped flowers appear in mid-summer, followed by small black berries. The distinctive black foliage makes this an excellent plant for rock gardens and border edging, and for highlighting lighter colored plants. It looks great, growing in a planter.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering

  • Plant: This plant offers the closest thing to a true black in the plant kingdom! It works wonderfully in combination with other plants serving to brighten the foliage around it. Especially striking with lime green or yellow leaves plantings. Grows only 10” tall making it perfect as a ground cover or small accent plant in your border garden. Light pinkish white flowers in late summer. Spreads 24”

Geranium ‘Rozanne’ – Crane’s Bill ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: Rich sky-blue flowers that fade to grey as they mature. Dark green foliage growing to 18′ high.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soils

  • Bloom Time: June through August

  • Plant: Great for borders and cottage gardens.

Hemerocallis ‘Stella D’Ora’ – Daylily ✾

  • Characteristics: 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.

  • Light; Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through October for flowers

  • Plant: Deadhead for prolonged flowering, divide every 3-5 years

Heuchera Americana ‘Plum Pudding’ – Coral Bells ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: 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.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through August for flowers

  • Plant: Deadhead final blooms, great for beds and borders

Hosta – Plaintain Lily ✓

  • Characteristics: 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’

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through September for flowers

  • Plant: Divide when they get too big, great for under trees and shade areas

Iris ensata – Japanese Iris ✓

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Medium to wet soils

  • Bloom Time: June through July

  • Plant: Great for water gardens and Japanese gardens

Leucanthemum superbum – Shasta Daisy

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Full sun to part sun

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through October for flowers

  • Plant: Deadhead for prolonged flowering, great for beds and cut flowers

Liatris spicata – Gay Feather

  • Characteristics: Tall upright, clump-forming features spikes of rounded fluffy deep purple flower heads. Grass like medium green leaves grows 2-4′ tall

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Medium to wet soils

  • Bloom Time: July through August

  • Plant: Use in cottage gardens and perennial beds.

Ligularia dentata ‘Othello’ – Bigleaf Goldenray

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Medium to wet soils

  • Bloom Time: July through August

  • Plant: Plant in beds and by water’s edge

Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’ – Lily Turf ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soils, dry to medium moisture

  • Bloom Time: August through September for flowers, foliage is all year

  • Plant: Very hardy, great for shady slopes and outlining beds and borders

Lysimachia nummularia – Creeping Jenny ✓

  • Characteristics: A low growing, creeping ground cover which forms a mat approx. 2-4″ high. Foliage is bright yellow in color, slightly ruffled rounded shape.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers moist soil

  • Bloom Time: June produces bright yellow flowers

  • Plant: Great for waterfalls, pots and fishponds

Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’– Catmint ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: 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.

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soils, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: May through June for flowers

  • Plant: Great for groundcover, bed edging

Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian Sage ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers moist well drained soil, drought tolerant

  • Bloom Time: June through September

  • Plant: Use as backdrops in perennial gardens

Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Pink’ – Moss Pinks ✓

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers moist well drained soil, slightly drought tolerant

  • Bloom Time: May through June

  • Plant: Great for ground covers, and rock gardens

Platycodon ‘Sentimental Blue’ – Balloon Flower

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soils

  • Bloom Time: July through August

  • Plant: Great for borders, beds and rock gardens

Rudbeckia hirta – Black Eyed Susan ✾

  • Characteristics: Daisy like flower head consists of a black disc center with beautiful yellow rings of petals. Can grow up to 3’ tall

  • Light: Full sun to light shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through September for flowers

  • Plant: Deadhead to prolong flowering, great for borders & cut flowers

Salvia nemorosa – Meadow Sage ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: 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’

  • Light: Full sun to light shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering

  • Bloom Time: June through September for flowers

  • Plant: Deadhead for prolonged flowering, great for borders & dried flowers

Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’ – Sedum Stonecrop

  • Characteristics: Produces a low mound of chocolate purple leaves, small balls of rose-like flowers. Grows 16″ tall

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers well-drained moist soils, drought tolerant

  • Bloom Time: Mid-summer to mid fall

  • Plant: Use in water gardens and as edging

Sedum – Stonecrop ✾ ✓

  • Characteristics: Produces a low mound of chocolate purple leaves, small balls of rose-like flowers. Grows 16″ tall.

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers well-drained moist soils, drought tolerant

  • Bloom Time: Mid-summer to mid fall

  • Plant: Use in water gardens and as edging

Semperivum ‘Evergreen Rosettes’ – Hens & Chicks ✓

  • Characteristics: 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

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil, likes hot and dry areas

  • Bloom Time: Evergreen

  • Plant: Great for rock gardens and waterfalls