The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.
Blue Ivory Hosta features dainty spikes of purple tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive textured oval leaves remain blue in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
This dwarf variety has a pleasing, compact mounded habit; interesting foliage is banded in yellow; reddish, fan shaped plumes mature to a creamy tan color in winter; excellent for small garden spaces.
Glowing, orange flowers with copper cones, produced on strong, well branched stems; attracts pollinators and feeds the birds in winter; use in naturalized areas with other native plants
A compact, well branched variety producing frilly white double blooms with golden centers; a beautiful addition to the garden when massed; hardy and blooms throughout the season without pinching; great for containers
Majestic and attention-grabbing specimen quality hosta will need room to reach its' potential. This giant with develop the huge leaves and distinctive variegation that makes your landscape a triumph! Shiny green leaves with dramatic grooved texture. Lavender flowers in midsummer.
A series of genetic dwarfs that don't need the special attention of staking. Spikes of dark blue, pink and white flowers with dark centers are good for the back of the border and cut flowers.
Velvety, rich mahogany-red blossoms are held well above the foliage on sturdy stems. Enormous, 3-1/2 inch flowers open red, aging to deep green. An extraordinary bloomer; mature plants may have up to 75 flowers dancing above mounds of leathery dark green glossy foliage, lasting for weeks. Vigorous, easy to grow, and deer proof! An exceptional selection for shady beds and borders. Evergreen.
This tidy, dwarf fountain grass takes on vibrant tones of red with the heat of summer. Fall transitions the entire clump to a fiery red. In late summer, small wheat-colored bottlebrush plumes emerge and last up to three months. Perfect for containers, accent plantings, and small space garden.
A wonderful grass for the landscape, this clump forming native offers three seasons of beauty! Dense, fine-textured mounds of foliage produce tall slender stalks in late summer, featuring airy panicles that are remarkably fragrant. Foliage turns deep copper-gold in fall. Spot in the garden as a stunning accent, or plant in mass for an easy care ground cover. Long lived and trouble free. Does not freely self-seed in the garden.
Pure white, lightly fragrant flowers in late summer, Sweet Autumn Clematis becomes a silvery mass of fluffy seed heads in the fall. Blooms on the current year's growth, and will thrive and bloom well in partial shade.
Forms an upright, bushy mound of dark wine-purple, maple-like foliage which in itself makes a fabulous addition to a sunny border. In midsummer, brings huge pink flowers with rose veining and magenta eye, lasting into early fall. Longer blooming than other varieties. Requires direct sunlight to develop the dark foliage. Attractive to hummingbirds.
Prized for its unmatched foliage color. Fast growing green leaves emerge with red tips in spring, darkening through summer, and turning burgundy in fall. Airy reddish-pink flowers in summer. Use for mass background plantings or in containers. Deciduous.
Stoke's aster is pretty in the garden, but it's so wonderful for attracting butterflies and as a cut flower, you could grow it for those two purposes alone. As a bonus, its evergreen foliage shows off the lavender blue (or pink, white, or yellow) cornflower flowerheads well. Excellent at the front of sunny or lightly shaded borders, or in cutting gardens, Stoke's Aster prefers light well-drained sol that does not dry out. Deadhead to prolong bloom time.
Height: 24-30 in.
Spread: 12-24 in.
'Maestro' forms a sturdy upright clump of blue-green foliage which gradually turns purple as the season progresses. Large 5-7” flower heads bear bright red buds which open to light pink blossoms held on bright purple stems in late summer. Use in the perennial border, massing, and for cutting.
Height:18-30 in. Zone: 4. Spread: 12 in. This fine border plant
produces brilliant fragrant orange flowers from July to August.
Excellent for fresh bouquets. Thrives in full sun and dry, sandy
soil. Good choice for meadows or naturalizing. Canoe-shaped pods
send forth silky seeds and are often used in dried arrangements.