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Ernest Markham Clematis

The Clematis ‘Ernest Markham’, Viticella x group, has dark red, magenta blooms that flower in July and range in height of 12-15’ and has a spread of 3’. The foliage is dark green and makes a great contrast with the flower color. Clematis prefers full sun but will tolerate shade in the morning in a well-drained area. The tops of Clematis prefer full sun while their roots prefer a cool, shady area. It is best to heavily mulch the root zone to provide this cool, shady area. (Restricted States: AK, AZ, CA, FL, HI, OR, OT, WA)


Mrs. Bradshaw Geum

The Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw‘, Geum chiloense, produces lovely scarlet, semi-double flowers that are shaped like small roses. Its fresh green, fuzzy foliage makes it different from the rest. ‘Mrs. Bradshaw’ needs full sun but can tolerate afternoon shade, in moist well-drained soil. It is a perfect addition to any cottage garden, makes a wonderful combination with bright yellows, gold’s and true blues (like Delphiniums, Salvias), for borders and mass plantings and for cuttings.


Torchy Hibiscus

The Hibiscus 'Torchy', is one of the darkest red flowering varieties in the Fleming series. It aslo has very thick ruffled flowers that make it somewhat unique. 'Torchy' stands 4' in height and has 3 lobed leaves that are light green and offer a very interesting contrast. It is best to plant this Hibiscus in a full sun area and it will tolerate most soil types. 'Torchy' looks wonderful with grasses, and as a background plant.


Autumn Moor Grass

The Grass, 'Autumn Moor', Sesleria autumnalis, is very upright.This grass is a tough yet beautiful evergreen with vivid yellow green to almost chartreuse foliage. The attractive flowers grow up to 4" to 6" long, and emerge as purplish black upright spikes. The blades are held erect and become silvery white in late summer to fall. The lime green foliage is ideal for edging. A phenomenal grass to use as a large-scale groundcover, a filler in beds, or as an underplenting for shrubs and trees.


Big Bluestem Grass

The Grass, 'Big Bluestem', Andropogon gerardii, is a native prairie grass. This grass is also called Turkey feet because the shape of the seed heads look like turkey feet. It is also called beard grass. The name big bluestem grass comes from the fact that this grass can grow to very big, 4 to 7 feet as a matter of fact. The hairy blades, which can get to be 12 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, will get a red tinge on the leaves as they get older, and turn bronze in the fall. Very attractive grass which works well as an accent plant or in mass plantings.


Blue Oat Grass

The Grass 'Blue Oat Grass', Helictotrichon sempervirens , is more enduring than blue fescues. Blue Oat grass is the best choice for accents. The clear blue summer foliage echoes with dwarf blue spruce and blue junipers. For a dramatic effect, try Helictotrichon with deep maroon leaved canna lilies. The blades are upright and divergent. Blue Oat grasses are mostly grown for its metallic blue foliage. The handsome flowers resembling one-sided oat panicles appear in June and grow 1-2 feet above the leaves.


China Love Grass

The Grass 'China Love Grass', Eragrostis sp., is a dense mounded grass with a handsome compact foliage. The beautiful, pinkish-red, airy flowers, from summer to fall, form a dense, cloud-like appearance over clumping, dwarf foliage. Place this grass in full sun. China Love grasses begin to bloom early. This fescue-like plant produces fluffy drifts of pinkish red flowers through summer. As the seed heads mature, they turn an enchanting shade of gold.


Henryi Clematis

The Clematis ‘Henryi’, Lanuginosa X group, has white flowers with brown anthers that bloom in June and September and range in height of 10-12’ and a spread of 3’. The red flowers are approximately 6-8” wide. Clematis ‘Henryi’ was a winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit and one can see why. The tops of Clematis prefer full sun while their roots prefer a cool, shady area. It is best to heavily mulch the root zone to provide this cool, shady area.


Jackmanii Clematis

The Clematis ‘Jackman’, Clematis x jackmanii, is the best blooming Clematis in its family. With dark purple flowers that bloom in July, it ranges in height of 7-10’ and has a spread of 3’. The foliage is dark green and makes a great contrast with the flower color. Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ needs a supporting structure to grow properly but will also grow over large shrubs. The tops of Clematis prefer full sun while their roots prefer a cool, shady area. It is best to heavily mulch the root zone to provide this cool, shady area.


Niobe Clematis

The Clematis ‘Niobe’, Jackmanii x group, has dark red with gold anthers blooms that flower in June to July and range in height of 6-10’ and has a spread of 3’. The red flowers are approximately 6-8” wide. Clematis ‘Niobe’ received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society and one can see why. The tops of Clematis prefer full sun while their roots prefer a cool, shady area. It is best to heavily mulch the root zone to provide this cool, shady area. (Restricted States: AK, AZ, CA, FL, HI, OR, OT, WA)


Biedermeier Columbine

The Columbine 'Aquilegia Biedermeier Columbine’, also known as Aquilegia ‘Biedermeier', is a beautiful, easy to grow spring blooming perennial. The blue-green foliage adds texture and color in the fall to any of your perennial beds. It is best used in rock gardens or in containers and for beds and borders, in cottage gardens and it attracts butterflies. Enjoy this popular flower in your garden or as a cut flower.


Denver Gold Columbine

The Columbine 'Denver Gold', Aquilegia chrysantha, has large, very showy, yellow flowers that can measure over 3" across. The fragrant flowers reflect the sunshine of their Rocky Mountain home. ‘Denver Gold’ blooms in late spring, and if deadheaded, will be a heavy reblommer. Columbine is a profuse self-seeder so it should be planted 12-18” apart. It is best used in rock gardens or in containers and for beds and borders, in cottage gardens and it attracts butterflies. Enjoy this popular flower in your garden or as a cut flower.


Kims Knee High Coneflower

The Echinacea ‘Kim's Knee High’, Echinacea purpurea, also known as Coneflower, is an easy to grow flower that produces beautiful large flowers with deep pink petals & bright orange centers.The large, fragrant flowers bloom from July to October and a major attractor to butterflies and bees and deer resistant, it is a must for any perennial gardens. It has been reported that Echinacea increases immune function, reduces the effects of colds and flu’s, fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections and purify the blood and flush waste from the lymphatic system.


Magnus Coneflower

The Echinacea ‘Magnus’ Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, also known as Purple Coneflower, Hedge coneflower, and Black Sampson, is an easy to grow flower that produces beautiful deep purple daisy-like flowers, a bit larger than the rest of its family. It was Perennial Plant of the Year in 1998, one can see why. It has been reported that Echinacea increases immune function, reduces the effects of colds and flu’s, fights off viral, bacterial and fungal infections and purify the blood and flush waste from the lymphatic system.


Pikes Peak Purple Penstemon

The Penstemon ‘Pikes Peak Purple’, Penstemon x mexicale, has constant small, violet-purple flowers that bloom all summer long with narrow, lance-shaped evergreen foliage. It is best to plant Penstemon in a full sun location, having a moist, well-drained area. Being drought tolerant, ‘Pikes Peak Purple’ looks great in a perennial border, in a naturalized setting, in rock gardens or for cuttings. Hummingbirds and butterflies love this perennial, not to mention being deer resistant.


Matrona Sedum

The Sedum ‘Matrona’ is one of the finest of all upright sedums in its family. Its sturdy, dark burgundy stems look wonderful with its gray green leaves, edged with a deep rose color. The umbrella-like flower heads are maroon to pale pink. Blooming from August to September, it has a plant height of 18” and a spread of 12”. ‘Matrona’ is a great choice for beds and borders and excellent as cut flowers. It is also a great butterfly and bee attractor and is disease resistant.


Blue Verbena Patio Temari

The Verbena Patio Temari - (Blue) is well suited for container plantings because of their bushier, upright growth habit. Patio Blue will reward you with a bountiful show of bright velvety blue blooms on top of dark green, lush, fern-like foliage. This Verbena is a vigorous grower and will quickly fill your containers to brighten up those empty corners of the patio. Also great for use as borders in the landscape. Temari's bushy and upright habit makes for masses of richly colored flowers that cascade over the edges of pots and window boxes.


Chaters Mix Hollyhock

The Hollyhock 'Chater's Mix', Alcea rosea, has a wide array of flower colors including pink, red and yellow. The Hollyhock family is made up of a rather large group that exhibits tall stature (4-6') and being biennial in nature. Although Hollyhocks are short lived, they reseed themselves. The large blooms of 'Chater's Mix Hollyhock' flower in the summer months. Alcea is a wonderful plant near the back of the border, working great along walls or fences. They are best planted in full sun in a well-drained area.


Albormarginata Hosta

The Hosta ‘Albomarginata’, Hosta undulata, has soft green leaves with white bands, making it very striking. The Hosta flowers bloom from July to August, however, Hosta’s are not known only for their flowers. With a plant height of 18” and a spread of 32-36”, Hosta’s provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener.


August Moon Hosta

The Hosta ‘August Moon’, Hosta sieboldiana, has wide, heart-shaped gold colored foliage with slightly rippled margins, making it very striking. The white to pale lavender flowers bloom from July to August, however, Hosta’s are not known only for their flowers. With a plant height of 24” and a spread of 24-36”, Hosta’s provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener.


Aureomarginata Hosta

The Hosta Aureomarginata, Hosta fortunei, has a heart-shaped deep green foliage with a yellow band. The purple flowers bloom from July to August, however, Hosta’s are not known only for their flowers. With a plant height of 18” and a spread of 36-48”, Hosta’s provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage.This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener.


Elegans Hosta

The Hosta 'Elegans', Hosta sieboldiana, is an extra large Hosta with heart-shaped leaves. Being blue-green in color, it has a heavy, deeply tucked texture with powdery like cast which make it very striking. The white flowers bloom from July to August, however, Hosta’s are not known only for their flowers. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener.


Fragrant Bouquet Hosta

The Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet, displays wavy leaves with a creamy edge and are apple green in the middle.The1998 AHS Hosta of the Year boasts wavy leaves with a creamy edge and apple green in between. The fragrant white flowers flowers bloom from July to August, however, Hosta’s are not known only for their flowers. With a plant height of 20” and a spread of 32-36”, Hosta’s provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses.


Francee Hosta

The Hosta ‘Francee’, Hosta fortunei, has heart-shaped dark green leaves with narrow yellow changing to white margins. The lavender flowers bloom from July to August, however, Hosta’s are not known only for their flowers. With a plant height of 18” and a spread of 36-48”, Hosta’s provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener.


Francis Williams Hosta

The Hosta ‘Francis Williams’, Hosta sieboldiana, is a large Hosta with wide yellow margins that surround blue-green centers, making it very striking. The white flowers bloom from July to August, however, Hosta’s are not known only for their flowers. With a plant height of 24” and a spread of 48-60”, Hosta’s provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener.


Hot Pink Verbena Patio Temari

The Verbena Patio Temari - (Hot Pink) is well suited for container plantings because of their bushier, upright growth habit. Patio Hot Pink will reward you with a bountiful show of bright velvety pink blooms on top of dark green, lush, fern-like foliage. This Verbena is a vigorous grower and will quickly fill your containers to brighten up those empty corners of the patio. Temari's bushy and upright habit makes for masses of richly colored flowers that cascade over the edges of pots and window boxes.


Red Verbena Patio Temari

The Verbena Patio Temari - (Red) is well suited for container plantings because of their bushier, upright growth habit. Patio Red will reward you with a bountiful show of bright velvety red blooms on top of dark green, lush, fern-like foliage. This Verbena is a vigorous grower and will quickly fill your containers to brighten up those empty corners of the patio. Temari's bushy and upright habit makes for masses of richly colored flowers that cascade over the edges of pots and window boxes.


Rose Verbena Patio Temari

The Verbena Patio Temari - (Rose) is well suited for container plantings because of their bushier, upright growth habit. Patio Rose will reward you with a bountiful show of bright velvety rose blooms on top of dark green, lush, fern-like foliage. This Verbena is a vigorous grower and will quickly fill your containers to brighten up those empty corners of the patio. Temari's bushy and upright habit makes for masses of richly colored flowers that cascade over the edges of pots and window boxes.


Blue Purple Verbena pedula Superbena

The Verbena pedulla superba - (Blue Purple), displays blue- purple super large flowers. It exhibits strong and vigorous growth and combines mildew resistance which are Superbena's specialties. This tremendously improved Verbena is like nothing you've ever seen.This Verbena is perfect for baskets, patio containers, on balconies and window boxes or as an outstanding flowering groundcover. It is already a mega-seller because of its colors and upright trailing-cascading habit.


Burgandy Verbena pedula Superbena

The Verbena pedulla superba - (Burgandy), displays burgundy super large flowers. It exhibits strong and vigorous growth and combines mildew resistance which are Superbena's specialties. This tremendously improved Verbena is like nothing you've ever seen.This Verbena is perfect for baskets, patio containers, on balconies and window boxes or as an outstanding flowering groundcover. It is already a mega-seller because of its colors and upright trailing-cascading habit.


Neon Sedum

The Sedum ‘Neon’, Sedum spectabile, is topped with large heads of neon bright pink flowers that reaches a height of 18-24” and has a plant spread of 18-24”. The dark gray-green foliage makes this plant attractive in any garden. Sedum ‘Neon’ blooms from August to September. Sedum 'Neon' needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It is also a great butterfly and bee attractor and disease resistant.


Purple Emperor Sedum

The Sedum 'Purple Emperor', also known as Stonecrop, has dark purple, almost black leaves with compact purple stems. In the summer, they are topped with heads of pinkish, purple flowers. With a plant height of 15” and a spread of 12-23”, it is wonderful in any landscape. Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’ was awarded the Outstanding Perennial Plant Award from the International Hardy Plant Union in 2002. 'Purple Emperor' is a great choice for beds and borders and excellent as cut flowers. It is also a great butterfly and bee attractor and disease resistant.


Vera Jameson Sedum

The Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’, also known as Stonecrop, is a wonderful ground cover with bold color for the fall season. ‘Vera Jameson’ has a height of 6-8” and a spread of 12”. The dense, star shaped, pink flowers appear in late summer and last in fall, and bloom from May to September. The new growth shows blue-green leaves that turn into deep mahogany red in the fall that can’t be missed. It is also a great butterfly and bee attractor and is disease resistant.


Snow in Summer

The Cerastium ‘Snow in Summer’, Cerastium tomentosum, is a wonderful bright-white, star shaped flower that blooms from last spring to early summer. The silvery, mat-forming foliage looks great as a ground cover, in rock walls or between stepping-stones. This easy to grow perennial requires full sun and will grow in dry to moist soils that are well drained. For a perennial that can be planted anywhere, ‘Snow in Summer’ is the way to go.


Concord Grape Spiderwort

The Spiderwort 'Concord Grape', Tradescantia ‘Concord Grape’, has dark bluish-green foliage with purple flowers. The flowers open for one day but new blooms appear from June to October. The contrast of the flower color and foliage make it a definite eye catcher. ‘Concord Grape’ mixes beautifully with wild and naturalistic woodlands, in any perennial bed or as a border plant and attracts butterflies. Try ‘Concord Grape’ with Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ or Alchemilla ‘Lady’s Mantle’.


Sweet Kate Spiderwort

The Spiderwort 'Sweet Kate', Tradescantia, has a brilliant gold leaf form. This new import from the UK is taking the gardening world by storm! The brilliant golden foliage (brightest in full sun) is highlighted with a procession of deep blue flowers from late spring until fall. If flowering slows, behead the plant and it will start to regrow and flower all over again. Each plant is a true masterpiece. Fantastic in shade gardens and combos. A vigorous grower.


Klaus Jelitto Stokes Aster

The Aster ‘Klaus Jelitto Stoke’s’ Aster, Stokesia laevis, has leathery, strap-like leaves that form a clump at the base with large daisy-like flowers at the end of the stem. The powdery blue flowers bloom from July until frost have a plant height of 18” and a plant spread of 18-24”.‘Klaus Jelitto Stoke’s’ Aster will do best in a full sun area with morning shade and well-drained soil. To increase bloom time, deadhead after the first initial flowering.


Prairie Dusk Penstemon

The Penstemon ‘Prairie Dusk’, Penstemon barbatus, has tall vivid purple tubular blooms and dark green leathery foliage. Blooming in early summer, it has a plant height of 30” and a spread of 12-18”. The foliage on ‘Prairie Dusk’ is beautiful all year long. It is best to plant Penstemon in a full sun location, having a moist, well-drained area. Being drought tolerant, ‘Prairie Dusk’ looks great in a perennial border, in a naturalized setting or for cuttings. Hummingbirds and butterflies love this perennial, not to mention being deer resistant.


Prairie Splendor Penstemon

The Penstemon ‘Prairie Splendor’ has large flowers of white, rose, lavender and pink with narrow, lance-shaped evergreen foliage. The flowers only last for about four weeks in midsummer but defiantly don’t want to be missed. ‘Prairie Splendor’ has a plant height of 26” and a spread of 18-24”. Being drought tolerant, ‘Prairie Splendor’ looks great in a perennial border, in a naturalized setting, in rock gardens or for cuttings. Hummingbirds and butterflies love this perennial, not to mention being deer resistant.


Red Rocks Penstemon

The Penstemon ‘Red Rock’, Penstemon x mexicale, has constant small, bright, rich, magenta flowers that bloom all summer long with narrow, lance-shaped evergreen foliage. It is best to plant Penstemon in a full sun location, having a moist, well-drained area. Being drought tolerant, ‘Red Rock’ looks great in a perennial border, in a naturalized setting, in rock gardens or for cuttings. Hummingbirds and butterflies love this perennial, not to mention being deer resistant.


Pink Peony

The Pink Peony, Paeonia lactiflora. Although there are many Peonies on the market in this day and age, at this time we have chosen unnamed varieties, simply pink, red and white. Peonies are one of the best cut flowers and are often used in the Midwest to decorate gravesites on Memorial Day. All of our peonies are widely adaptable to most soils across the country. Peonies are one of the longest lived perennials and are often split and divided by their owners and given to other gardeners.


Red Peony

The Red Peony, Paeonia lactiflora. Although there are many Peonies on the market in this day and age, at this time we have chosen unnamed varieties, simply pink, red and white. Peonies are one of the best cut flowers and are often used in the Midwest to decorate gravesites on Memorial Day. All of our peonies are widely adaptable to most soils across the country. It also looks good in mass. It is not uncommon to see peonies planted along the driveway or lane in a mass.


Sunny Border Blue Speedwell Veronica

The Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’, Veronica spicata, also known as Speedwell, is an easy to grow perennial that adds beauty to any garden. This Veronica produces wonderful dark blue flowers that bloom from June till September. ‘Sunny Border Blue’ was voted Perennial of the Year in 1993, and one can see why. Try ‘Sunny Border Blue’ with Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ or Veronica ‘White Icicles’. Veronica is great for the first time gardener plus it is deer resistant.


Purple Coneflower

The Echinacea ‘Purple Coneflower’, Echinacea purpurea, is an easy to grow flower that produces beautiful lavender to purple daisy-like flowers. Coneflowers produce large, fragrant flowers bloom from July to October and a major attractor to butterflies and bees and deer resistant, it is a must for any perennial gardens. It has been reported that Echinacea increases immune function, reduces the effects of colds and flu’s, fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections and purify the blood and flush waste from the lymphatic system.


Denver Botanic Garden Brome Grass

The Grass 'Denver Botanic Garden Brome', Brachypodium sylvaticum, is a mounded ornamental grass. It is beautiful with Hosta and Ferns. The soft downy foliage and slender oat-like flowers need good drainage to look their best. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.

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