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ACHILLEA AK-il-EE-a Zones 2-9 (Yarrow)
ACMO Achillea ‘Moonshine’Flat-topped canary yellow flower clusters late
spring-early summer and bright silver, ferny foliage. Will rebloom if cut back.
18” - 24” tall and wide. Spring or fall.
ALLIUM AL-lee-um Zones 3-7
Alliums are very easy to grow and are quite
drought tolerant. Plants are always attractive and add an appealing
touch of lavender when in bloom.
ALNU A. nutans - Lavender 2” pompoms in July into August on 18” stems. Spring or fall. 7.00
ALSE A. sensecens - Lavender 2” pompoms in July born on 18” stems. Spring or fall. 7.00
ALSG A. senescens glaucum - The flat, gray-green leaves emerge in a
spiral fashion about 6” tall. Looks like a little whirlwind visited them. Good
edging plant. Blooms during the late August lull. Lavender globes sit atop 12”
stems and they dry well. Spring or fall. 7.00
ARMERIA ar-MEER-ia Zones 4-9 (Sea Thrift)
ARBL A. Bloodstone - Blooms in spring are bright rose globe-shaped flowers on 6” stems above grass-like foliage 3” tall.
Spring only 7.00
ARISAEMA TRIPHYLLUM Zones 4-9 (Jack in the Pulpit)
- Green/purple hooded wildflower in May followed by scarlet seed-heads
in fall. Leaves have 3 lobes. It grows from a corm which should be
planted about 5” deep. Wild flower. Fall only 7.00
ASTER Zones 3-9 (Michaelmas Daisy)
Aster plants are green bushes all season
and then in fall, the handsome green foliage very nearly disappears,
smothered by thousands of blooms. Butterflies and other nectar
collectors love them. Use asters in the border and as summer hedges.
They are quite positively the most spectacular thing about fall.
Asters do their best with full sun, ample moisture, and fertile
soil. The varieties below bloom Sept.-Oct.
A. 'Alma Potschke' - Brilliant vivid pink. 3'-4' tall
and wide. Bush tends to fall open. We dislike staking, but we
do place a short cage over it in spring and train the stems to
come up inside it. The smashing color is well worth the extra
bit of attention. 7.00
Japanese Painted Fern produces fronds of
soft gray, red, and green. 1'-1½' tall and wide. Wonderful
hosta companion. Spring only 7.00
CAMPANULA Kam-PAN-ew-la Zones 3-9
CAHL C. punctata 'Hot Lips'
Zones 3-8 A lower grower with large 2 inch tubular pink bellflowers
heavily speckled inside with burgundy-pink. An excellent spreading
groundcover and great for the rock garden but nicely
non-aggressive. Ideal for rock gardens. Requires good drainage,
but is quite low maintenance. Height 12”. Space 12”. Spring or fall 7.00
Cannot ship campanulas to CA.
CERATOSTIGMA PLUMBAGINOIDES Zone 5-9 (Plumbago)
- Royal blue phlox-like flowers in late summer and fall on this slowly
spreading groundcover. Will take dry shade. Foliage turns rich red in
late fall. 10’ tall. Space 1’. We’ve read that it may need covering in
Zone 4 winters, but we never have and have had no losses. Spring only
CUSHION MUMS - All are 12-18" tall. Space 1'. Pinch 2 or 3 times, the last pinching around the first of July.
DEYE Yellow - double 2" blooms. This one we've had for eons. Rapid
increaser and tough as nails over winter. It begins to bloom in late
July. Spring only. 4.50 or 3 for 12.00
COREOPSIS Ko-re-OP-sis Zones 3-9
verticillata 'Golden Showers'- Bright golden yellow star
flowers June-frost No deadheading (removal of spent blooms) required.
Feathery, threadlike leaves. 18" tall. Space 18" This
one multiplies moderately fast. Low maintenance. Drought resistant.
Spring or Fall. 7.00 or 3 for 18.00 if ordered before April 10.
v.'Moonbeam' - Light cool yellow single stars all summer.
Good for front of the border. Very low maintenance. 15" tall.
Space 15". Spring or fall. 7.00
COZA C. v. 'Zagreb' - Threadleaf Coreopsis bears
bright golden yellow stars June till frost on bushes 15" tall and wide.
No deadheading required. Spring or fall 7.00
DICENTRA dy-SEN-tra Zones 3-9 (Bleedingheart)
Do best in full shade as they don’t go dormant midsummer
like they do in full sun. Heart-shaped flowers hang upside down
charmingly on the stems. Space 4’. Best left undisturbed
DISP D. spectabilis - Old fashioned rosy pink
bleedingheart. Blooms May and June. 2’ tall. 4’ wide.
DISA - D. spectabilis alba - Same as above but in pure white. Fairly new on the gardening
scene. Grows more vigorously than the rosy ones here. 7.00
Dicentras Spring only
ECHINACEA ek-in-AY-sea Zones 3-9 (Purple
'Bright Star' - Immense daisy-like blooms of rosy purple
with orange center. A dynamite color combination. Blooms June-Sept.
24"-30" tall. Space 2'. 7.00 or 3 for 16.50
EPIMEDIUM - EP-i-MEED-ee-um Zones 4-8 (Bishop’s Hat)
x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ Wonderful plant for dry shade! Young
heart-shaped leaves are flushed red, turning green as they mature.
Clusters of pale yellow flowers the shape of bishop’s hats occur early
to mid-spring. 12” tall. Space 12”. Spring only 8.50
GAILLARDIA ga-LARD-ia Zones 2-9 (Indian Blanket Flower)
Gaillardias are valuable for their free-flowering
quality and for being quite drought resistant. They are slow to
emerge in spring. We avoid varieties that are taller as they tend
to flop and need staking.
g. 'Arizona Sun' - A 3" red-orange daisy with gold margins. Impressive
bloom power and compact, uniform habit. Profuse bloom early June till
frost if spent blooms removed reguraly. 8"-10" tall. Space 12". Spring
or fall 7.00
Research on ornamental grasses has made
us cautious. Sources of information vary widely in the hardiness
zone numbers. Many are not hardy in Zone 4 where we live. We have
tried several that proved not to be hardy. And we feel we want
clump-forming grasses rather than those that spread by rhizomes.
We don't have many areas that we want a grass to take over.
DEBV Deschampsia ‘Bronze Veil’deh-SHAMP-see-uh Zone 3-9 One of the few
ornamental grasses for shade. Evergreen foliage 12” high. Tufted Hair Grass is a
well-behaved, clump-forming species. Plants form a low mound of dark-green
leaves, bearing upright stems with clouds of tiny, airy flowers in a
bronzy-green shade, maturing to beige. Light and billowing in effect, a
wonderful contrast to bold-leaved plants. 8.00
sinensis gracillimus - Maiden Grass is a 5'-6' tall clump-forming
grass. Slender leaves arch gracefully and curl after frost. Silver
plumes appear in fall, providing much winter interest. New growth
does not emerge until about the first of May. Space 3'. Spring
sinensis purpurascens Flame Grass is clump forming 4'-5'
tall. Fall color is a rich presentation of orange, yellow, green,
purple, and red. Winter color a rose beige. Silver plumes in fall
remain attractive all winter. Space 3'. Spring only 8.00
MISS Miscanthus ‘Short Stuff’
Discovered by friend Bob Wilson in his Iowa garden and introduced here.
Height 4’ Showy silvery plumes in fall. Spring only 8.00
PASH P. v. ‘Shenandoah’Green leaves 3’ tall start to take on burgundy
tones by midsummer. In the fall the color intensifies. ‘Shenandoah’ appreciates
regular deep watering but will survive dry summers as it is moderately xeric.
SCSC Schizachryium the Blues
- Silver Bluestem is blue-green in spring and summer, cinnamon-red in
fall and winter. 24”-30” tall. Fluffy, silver,white seedheads. Do not
plant in rich moist soil. It will fall over. Prefers dry location and
not overly rich soil. Zones 4-9. Spring only. 8.00
HEUCHERA HEW-ker-a Zones 3-10 (Coral
Coral bells dance on wiry 18"-24"
stems. Very long lasting cut flower. Nearly evergreen foliage
is a mound of scalloped round leaves. Always attractive. Plants
withstand heat and dry weather well. Space 18". A low maintenance
HECH H. 'Chatterbox' - Coral pink
about 2' tall. Blooms June and July. Bright coral color. Spring or fall. 7.00
HERM H. ‘Rose Majesty’ Purple tinged foliage and coral colored flowers on 12” stems. Does well in shade. Spring or fall 7.00
HESN H. ‘Snow Angel’ Green leaves splattered with white always look lively. Coral rose blooms on 12” stalks May-June. 7.00
HERV H. ‘Ruby Veil’ Burgundy foliage and cream flowers. 7.00
HEVK H. “Velvet Knight’ -
Each rounded leaf of this 10” mounder is a “stained glass mosaic” of
silver etched with deep purple. 2’ spikes of dainty white flowers top
the plants May-June. Spring or fall. 7.00
HIBISCUS Zones 4-8 (Rose Mallow)
biggest wow factor in the August garden! Each plate-sized flower lasts
one day. Very late to emerge in spring. 4’ tall. Space 3’. We offer big
HIFI H. ‘Fireball’ - Flaming red with darker red eye. Maple-like leaves have a purple cast. Spring only 8.50
HIKK H. ‘Kopper King’ White flowers with red eyes that bleed out
through the veins Maple-like coppery red leaves. Spring only 8.50
HOSTA HOS-ta Zones 3-8 (Plaintainlily)
Valuable ground cover with an attractive
pattern of lance-shaped leaves radiating from the center of the
plant. Very desirable. Low maintenance. Bell-shaped flowers in
lavender or white appear on 12"-36" stalks in summer.
'Emerald Tiara' - Small. Reverse of Golden Tiara. Green
leaf margin with golden center. Lavender flowers may repeat. 8.00
'Golden Tiara' - Small. Small green leaves with striking
gold border. Compact and a vigorous grower. Space 1'. Lavender
flowers on 18" stems in July. May rebloom. 7.00
HOGU H ‘Guacamole’ - Large side
of medium. Green leaves with a large gold center. Excellent substance.
2002 Hosta of the Year 12.00
HOJU H. 'June' - Medium. Light yellow
with dark blue-green margin that streaks to the midrib with some
of the streaking lighter green where it overlays the yellow. Violet
flower in July. Some morning sun desirable. One of the most distinctive!
Hosta of the Year for 2001. 12.00
HOLP H. 'Love Pat' - Medium. Blue, puckered and cupped. White trumpet shaped flowers. 10.00
HOMA H. montana 'Aureomarginata'
- Huge leaves with wide yellow margins. Yellow is quite vivid
in spring, fading to straw color by late summer. White flowers
in mid-July. Protect from late spring frosts. 12.00
HOPA H. ‘Patriot’ - Medium. Very
crisp appearance with wide, pure white margins. 1997 Hosta of
the Year. 10.00
HOPT H. 'Platinum Tiara' Small.
Small golden leaves edged in white. Dark lavender flowers on 24"
scapes. Space 12". 8.00
HORS H, 'Royal Standard' - Medium.
If someone could capture the fragrance of these white flowers
in a bottle, we'd be first in line to buy it. Blooms in August
on 20" stems. Green heart-shaped leaves. Space 2'. 7.00
HOST H. ‘Strip Tease’ - Medium. Intriguing gold green stitchen in white. 15.00
IRIS PALLIDA AUREOVARIEGATA
- Blue-green leaves edged with creamy yellow. Purple flowers bloom late
May-early June with tall bearded irises. Foliage is really
cool! Spring or fall. 8.00
IRIS PUMILA Zones 4-9 (Flags)
IRPB 'Blue Flags' - The bright
purple "blue flags" bloom with daffodils - a great color
combination. 6" tall. An old-fashioned flower. 1.50
Siberian irises bloom in early June just
as the tall bearded types are waning and are more useful in mixed
borders. Excellent also as specimen accents. They do not require
frequent dividing, and the foliage remains good looking throughout
the growing season. Space 24".
Spuria irises extend the iris season by
blooming mid-June. Foliage is 3' tall and looks good all season.
Blooms on 3½'-4' stalks, making a strong vertical accent.
Wonderful as cut flowers. Did we say that they are elegant? They
most definitely are! Large flowers are quite open. Water a lot
until they become established. Then they are quite drought tolerant.
I. sp. 'ProtégéPurple standards
and cream falls veined purple. Gold signal area. Spring or fall.
I. s. 'Sunny Day'Yellow all over the beautiful blooms.
Hybridizer was one of the Sass brothers from Omaha, Nebr. Spring or fall. 7.00
LEUCANTHEMUM lew-CAN-thuh-mum Zones
4-9 (Shasta Daisy)
Shasta Daisies produce lots of white flowers
of perfectly happy design. Keep spent flowers clipped to keep
blooms coming. Space 2'.
LMBE L. ‘Becky’ Vigorous
grower withstands summer’s heat and humidity and winter’s cold. Single
white blooms. Sturdy and wonderful! 2004 PPA Plant of the Year. Spring
or fall. 7.00
LIATRIS ly-AY-tris Zones 3-9 (Gay
Columns of feathery flowers all around the stalk. Liatris has the
unique habit of blooming from the top down. Blooms in our garden in
July. 3' tall. Seldom needs dividing. Low maintenance. Nice dried
flower. Prefers good drainage.
We are perennially amazed that so little effort is required to grow
such perfection. The most important cultural detail in growing lilies
is good drainage. We learned the hard way that drainage does not mean
just planting on a slope: water needs to drain away from the bulb and
roots for they will rot if kept wet. Where the soil is heavy clay, we
dig a hole about 3" deeper than normal and fill that 3" with gravel.
Bulbs are planted about 6"-8" deep. The hole should be 3 times as deep
as the height of the bulb.
Lilies make wonderful cut flowers. It is a good rule of thumb to leave 2/3 of the stem to provide food
for the bulb for the next year. Lilies bloom 3 weeks.
LIGS L. ‘Golden Splendor’ - Yellow trumpet lily blooms late June-early
July. Fragrant. 4’ tall. Space 1’. 5.00
LYCH L. chalcedonia - Dense clusters of scarlet flowers in early summer on 3’ stems. Space 1’. Spring or fall. 7.00
LYCORIS SQUAMIGERI lye-COR-is Zones 4-9 (Naked Ladies)
LYSQ - Known by many names such as Hardy
Amaryllis, Surprise Lilies, and Naked Ladies, the bulbs produce
daffodil-like straps of leaves in spring. These die back in early
summer. In early August, the naked stems arise almost overnight
and bear clusters of pink lilies with touches of blue at the tips
of each petal. Spring or fall. 5.00
MONARDA moe-NARD-uh Zones 4-9 Bee Balm
Aromatic foliage on this member of the mint family. Selections
below are highly resistant to powdery mildew. 3’ tall here.
MOFI M. ‘Fireball’ Short 18”. Red flowers June-July. Good mildew resistance. Spring or fall 7.00
PAEONEA pee-O-nia Zones 4-8(Peony)
- Herbaceous peonies bloom in early June. 36" tall. space
3'. Plant in fall, taking care that the eyes be planted exactly
1½" below ground level. To achieve the largest flowers
possible, disbud the side shoots as they appear in the spring,
remove seed pods after bloom, and sidedress with fertilizer after
bloom. 3-5 eye division. Double. State color: Pale Pink, Rose,
White, or Red Fall only 8.00
PERT P. rubra tenufolia - Fernleaf
peony produces double bluish red blooms mid-May. Sometimes called
Mother's Day Peony. Very finely divided foliage on 15" plants.
Space 2'. Demand is high and supplies low nationwide as they multiply
slowly. Hence, the high price. Order early for fall delivery.
Fall only 30.00
PESM P. Smouthii - Single red blooms in mid-May
on 15” plants. Finely divided foliage but not as finely
textured as the Fernleaf. Smouthii originated in France around
1845. Very hard to come by as there are not many of these plants
around. Very easy to grow and very fragrant. Fall only 16.00
PENSTEMON PEN-steh-mun Zones 3-8 (Beardtongue)
Penstemons generally have tubular flowers
that flare out at the end. They are undemanding and the foliage
looks nice from the beginning of the growing season to the end.
Many penstemons are not hardy in our Zone 4 garden. Fortunately
we have found some that are and will continue to try others.
PEEP P. barbatus 'Elfin Pink' -
Myriads of coral pink slender tubular blooms on 30" stalks
in June and July. Space 18". Spring or fall. 7.00
P. digitalis 'Husker Red' - A jewel in our border all
season. Foliage in early spring is deepest burgundy. As it grows
to its 2½' height, the leaves become more green but newest
leaves are burgundy. White tubular blooms with faintest hint of
pink for 5-6 weeks starting in June. Moisture and maintenance
requirements are low-our kind of plant. This plant always looks
good! Introduced by the University of Nebraska and the 1996 Perennial
Plant Association Plant of the Year. Spring or fall. 7.00
Mesa- Deep lavender blue spikes 6 weeks starting in June
on 20" stalks. May rebloom in cool climates. Spring or fall.
PEROVSKIA ATRIPLICIFOLIA per-OV-skia Zones 4-10
PEAT - Airy spires of lavender blue flowers late June-frost
with gray green foliage. Very cool looking. 3½’-4’
tall and wide. Aromatic. Like a lavender mist. Makes a cool, textural
background for daylilies and many other flowers. Good cut flower
and nice dried. Low moisture requirement. 1995 Perennial Plant
Association Plant of the Year. Spring only 7.00
PERSICARIA virginia ‘Painter’s Palette’ Zones 4-8
‘Painter’s Palette’ is grown for its foliage. Each leaf is variegated
green and white in a random pattern. A red chevron is overlaid in a
precise pattern on each leaf. We grows ours in part shade. A mass
of them gives the effect of a lively dappled shade. Tiny red beads
appear in fall. Will self-seed somewhat, but not weedily. 24” tall.
Space 15”. Spring only 7.00
PHLOX DIVARICATA Zones 3-9 (Woods
PHDI - Fragrant blue or white flowers
on 6" plants. This is a wildflower, but we do not "collect"
plants from the wild. Quite adaptable. Blooms in May. We plant
one at base of each clump of tulips. Fragrant. It marks where
the tulips are and the combination in bloom is so pretty. Space.
1'. Spring or fall. 7.00
PHLOX PANICULATA Zones 3-8 (Garden
Showy panicles of fragrant flowers July
with rebloom in fall. 2½'-3' tall. Divide every 3 years,
provide rich moist soil with good drainage and provide good air
circulation. Prevent mildew with systemic fungicide. Pinch out
shoots in spring so that no more than 3 stalks remain; you will
be rewarded with showier blooms. Do not allow seedings to grow
as they will revert to the old magenta.
POLYGONATUM ODERATUM THUNBERGII VARIEGATA
(Variegated Solomon's Seal) Zones 4-8
- Arching stems with leaves produced in pairs, each with a white
margin. Cream-colored bells appear at the base of each pair of leaves
in May. 24" tall. Space 1'. Choice! Spring or fall. 7.00 or 3 for 16.50
2013 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.
RUDBECKIA rood-BEK-i-a Zones 3-8
lacianata 'Hortensia' - Grandmother called it Golden Glow
and glow it did with lots of large golden daisylike double blooms
in late summer into fall. Good cut flower. It does spread so she
let it have its own corner to dominate. It hid the cobhouse. Height
is 4'-7' tall and may need to be staked. Spring or fall. 7.00
SALVIA Zones 4-10
SAVK S. ‘Viola Klose’
- Bright purple blooms on compact 15” plant in early summer.
Shear for rebloom. Spring only 7.00
SCABIOSA skab-i-O-sa Zones 3-10 (Pincushionflower)
SCBB s. ‘Butterfly Blue’ Lavender
blue blooms on 15” x 15” plants June till late fall.
Defies frost. Will bloom until temperatures get below 25 degrees.
Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year for 2000. Spring
s. Caucasica - A delightful plant for the border and an excellent
cut flower. Irregular wavy 3" lavender blue daisies keep
coming. Blooms June-frost if deadheaded regularly. 18" tall.
Space 18". Spring only 7.00
SEDUM SEE-dum Zones 3-9 ( Showy Stonecrop)
Interesting fleshy-leaved plants. Evergreen
foliage changes color with the seasons, providing interest in
winter as well. Good in rock gardens and as ground cover. About
4" tall. Very drought tolerant.
SERC S. 'Red Carpet' - Red foliage
all year. Reddish rose flowers. 3.50
Spring or fall.
SEDUM Zones 3-9 ( Liveforever)
Upright bushes of succulent foliage. Always
attractive. Drought tolerant. Lends a sculptural quality in winter.
Space 2'. Very low maintenance. Flat clusters of flowers in fall.
SEAV S. s. aureovariegata- Very pale pink flowers in Sept. but the real attraction is the creamy
yellow variegation. It gives a lively appearance all season. We
discovered by accident that if planted in light shade, the colors are
green and white rather than green and yellow. 18” tall. Space
S. s. 'Autumn Joy' - Flowers start a pale salmon with
color deepening to red and then to burgundy, even after frost.
18" tall. Space 2'. 6.50
SEAU s. S. ‘Autumn Charm’ Neat blue-green leaves
edged in cream. Sport of ‘Autumn Joy’ and the flowers are the same,
providing an ever-deepening color from pale salmon to deep
burgundy. Spring only 7.00
S. 'Frosty Morn' Exciting new variegated sedum has a clear
white margin on each gray-green leaf. Beautiful fronted with Sedum
Bertram Anderson. 12" tall. Space 18". 7.00
SEMA S. 'Matrona' - Large heads
of soft pink in fall deepen in color as season progresses. 2'
tall and wide. Foliage is blue-gray edged in pink. Maroon stems. 6.50
SENE S. s. ‘Neon’ - Brilliant magenta pink flowers in fall. 2’ tall. Green foliage. Space
'Sieboldii'- Short 8" tall bushes of bluish foliage.
Has a eucalyptus look. Pink blooms do not appear on our plants
until mid-late Oct. That is after our first frost has occurred!
Frost does not deter bloom. Space 1'. 7.00
SEMPERVIVUM sem-per-VEE-vum Zones
4-9 (Hen and Chicks)
- Succulent rosettes may be used in miniature gardens, porch boxes,
edgings, rock gardens, or in pots. They do bloom, but we don't
like the flower and remove the stalk as soon as it starts to grow.
Grows well on a wide variety of soils, even pure sand. Evergreen.
Needs good drainage. Spring or fall. 2.00
STACHYS STACK-iss Zones 3-9
STHU S. monieri ‘Hummelo’- Large clumps of green, textured leaves. Showy
spikes of densely packed bright lavender rose flowers on 18” stalks.
June-July. Spring only 7.00
TIARELLA TEE-are-ella Zones 3-8 (Foamflower)
TISB T. ‘Spring Beauty’
Deeply divided green leaves with black centers. Fluffy pale pink
flowers on 6” stems May-June. Excellent looking plant all season.
Spring or fall. 7.00
VERBENA CANADENSIS ver-BEAN-a Zones
Very attractive foliage on this 4"-6" groundcover. Clusters
of fragrant magenta blooms from early May-late July and Sept.-frost
unless well-watered, in which case, the flowers never quit coming.
Carefree and vigorous. Self-seeds too. Best planted in spring
in Zone 4. Spring or fall. 7.00
VERONICA ver-ON-ik-a Zones 4-9 (Speedwell)
spicata 'Red Fox'- Bright hot pink spikes June-Sept.
12" tall. Space 1'. Delightful and desirable. Spring or fall.
VESB V. 'Sunny Border Blue' - Navy
blue spikes June till late in fall. Also defies light frosts.
Dries well. 24" plant. Glossy leaves have a waffle pattern.
A superb plant. Spring or fall. 7.00
VERONICASTRUM VIRGINICUM Zone 3(Culver's
V. v. ‘Fascination’ Same as Veronicastrum virginicum but with lavender
flowers. Customers describe it as a spectacular plant, and we
agree. Spring or fall 7.00
A neat wildflower. It bears 4"-6" spikes of blooms in
ivory white atop 4' tall plants in mid to late summer. Dark green
leaves are placed horizontally on the stems. Space 18" Easy
to grow. Excellent background plant for daylilies or purple coneflowers.
Spring or fall. 7.00
VEVR -V. v. alba rosea Same as
above but 3' tall and blooms have slight pinkish tinge. Spring
or fall. 7.00