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ACHILLEA millefolium (Yarrow) The attractive foliage and durable flowers of the Yarrows make them an indispensable plant for summer gardens. These sun lovers are undemanding, resistant to drought, and intolerant of heavy, wet soils. They also make excellent flowers for cutting and drying. Zone 4-9
'Little Moonshine' Bright, golden-yellow flower clusters. Similar to 'Moonshine' but more compact. Gray-green foliage and very early-blooming. H 12-14"
'Pomegrante' Rich velvety red flowers over compact foliage. 2'
'Sunny Seduction' A myriad of buttery yellow flowers rise up from clumps of silvery green foliage. 24-30"
x 'Moon Dust' This sport of 'Moonshine' is about half the size with the same silvery foliage and lighter yellow flowers. H 12-14".
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AGASTACHE All Agastache grow best in full sun and well drained soils. They are one of the best plants for attracting hummingbirds to the garden. Zone 5-9
cana x barberi 'Bolero' Rose-purple flower spikes stand out against dark bronze foliage. Blooms appear from about June to the fall above licorice-scented leaves. 16-24"
x. 'Kudos Mandarin' Orange! Its neat compact (18-20"), disease-resistant habit makes this a perfect June-September splash of color for container or front-of-the-border.
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AJUGA reptans (Bugleweed) An effective, rapid growing ground cover. Excellent for under trees where a lawn is difficult to establish. Very versatile, growing in full sun or full shade. May-June. Zone 4-8.
'Black Scallop' Black foliage and spiky blue flowers, which appear in early summer make a dramatic contrast. 'Black Scallop' thrives in full sun, which intensifies the black color. H 6-12"
'Purple Brocade' Waxy royal purple foliage hugs the soil with dark purple flowers. 2-4"
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ALCEA rosea (Hollyhocks) An old-fashioned biennial, Hollyhocks are popular in cottage gardens. Elegant spikes of single or double flowers. May need staking. Prefer rich, well-drained soils and full sun. July. Zone 3-9
'Chaters Mix' This mixture produces larger and more prolific double blooms in a variety of colors: rose, pink, yellow, salmon, scarlet, maroon and white. Stunning used in a mixed border. 4-6'
spotlight series This series produces fabulous single flowers. The best trait: Plants are truly perennial, not bi-annual! July, 4-5'
'Black Night' An unusual shade of purple-black with a yellow eye.
'Mars Magic' Shades of bright red.
'Radiant Rose' Rose-pink single flowers.
'Sunshine' Shades of bright yellow.
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ALCHEMILLA mollis 'Thriller' (Ladys Mantle) A rugged, clump-forming plant with round scalloped leaves and delicate sprays of chartreuse flowers rising above its foliage. An old fashioned cottage garden favorite. Very free flowering. Part shade and moist, well-drained soil. June, H 16", Zone 4-7
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ALLIUM A large and varied genus, including chives and ornamental onions. Alliums are useful as contrast plants, cut flowers, culinary herbs and insect deterrents. Prefer full sun, tolerate dry soil.
aflatunense 'Purple Sensation' (Giant onion) Eye catching large purple globe flower the size of a tennis ball. Hardy as long as it has good winter drainage. The basal foliage begins to die back as the flowers open, so plant it where other plants hide the foliage. May-June. 3-4', Zone 3-8
schubertii Commonly called tumbleweed onion, this is a bulbous perennial grown for its impressive display of rose-purple flowers that bloom in giant, spherical umbels (each to 9-12" in diameter) in late spring. H 12-24", Zone 5-8.
species An unnamed Species of allium purchased at a farmer's market some years back. Spherical pale lilac flowers all summer. Great for cutting. June-August. 2', Zone 3-8
x. 'Medusa' Twisted foliage and stalks with Grey-green, narrow foliage. Month-long color show of 2" purple ball like flower clusters Deer and rabbit resistant. H 20-24", Zone 4-8.
x. 'Millenium' 2018 PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR! This hybrid allium blooms in mid-summer with large 2" globes of rose-pink flowers. Mature plants have dozens of globes covering the attractive, shiny deep-green grassy foliage. H 12-18", Zone 5-8.
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ALSTROMERIA 'Inca Ice Koice' (Peruvian Lily) Long Blooming! Clumping 'Koice' begins flowering in early June and continues non-stop to frost. The 18" tall stalks are topped with clusters of light peach flowers highlighted with cinnamon flecks. A hummingbid treat. Likes well drained, even moisture soil. Hardy to 0 degrees. H 2-3'. Full sun to part shade. Zone 5-9
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ALYSSUM wulfenianum 'Golden Spring' (Madwort) Low, trailing mound or cushion of grey-green leaves, bearing masses of golden-yellow flowers in mid to late spring. Requires good drainage. Blooms April-May, Full Sun, H 6-8", Zone 4-9.
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AMSONIA (Blue Milkweed Blue Star) Native to the Northeast and central U.S., these lovely wild flowers produce narrow leaves and clusters of pale grey-blue, starry flowers. Easy to grow and long-lived. Golden fall color. Prefers moist, fertile soil and full sun to light shade. Zone 4-9
hubrichtii Very fine-textured foliage with light blue flowers. Arching clumps of willow-like leaves. Light blue starry flowers are great for cutting. May-June, H 2-3'
species Arching clumps of willow-like leaves. Light blue starry flowers are great for cutting. May-June, H 2-3'
'Storm Cloud' Dark black stems and dark leaves with silver veins as plant emerges. Long blooming light, periwinkle blue, star-shaped flowers. H 24-30"
x. 'Blue Ice' Dark blue buds and blooms decorate your garden for 5+ weeks in late spring. Foliage forms a dense, compact mound and turns a brilliant yellow in the fall. H 12-15", Zone 5-9
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ANEMONE (Windflower) A large genus consisting of the Fall blooming Japanese Anemones and the Spring bloomers that are native to North America. All have mounds of lovely foliage. All prefer rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Most prefer to be shaded from the midday sun. Zone 5-8.
quinquefolia (Wood Windflower) One of the earliest blooming flowers in the rich, moist forests of New England. Look for showy white flowers poking above the dissected leaves. These offer food to pollinators searching for nectar early in the season. H 6-8", Zone 3-8
sylvestris (Snowdrop) Large pure white fragrant flowers are held well above lush foliage in spring. Nice when paired with bulbs. Flowers fade to form attractive cottony seed heads. Spring bloomer. H 9-12"
tomentosa 'Robustissima' Single mauve-pink flowers. July-August, H 3'.
x. 'Fantasy Pocahontas' This beautiful, compact gem is a "must see for yourself". Produces double pink blooms from July to September that are on sturdy stems. H 12-18".
x. 'Honorine Jobert' Single white flowers on long, sturdy stems. Late summer. H 3'.
x. 'Loreley' Light rosy pink semi-double blossoms in late summer on into fall. 'Loreley' is tall and graceful, forming an attractive clump. H 35-40"
x. 'Lucky Charm' Bursting with color, deep pink blooms with golden centers sway in the breeze with dark violet leaves that mature into dark green. Blooms late summer into fall extending the color in your gardens. H 2.5-3'.
x. 'Wild Swan' Multi-award winning, the elegant 3” snow-white flowers are accented with a lilac blue wash on the reverse and flowers are produced from June to November. H 18".
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ANEMONELLA thalictroides (Rue Anemone) A spring ephemeral plant in the buttercup family, native to woodlands in eastern North America. These plants prefer dappled sunlight during the spring, but tolerates considerable shade later in the year. Requires moist, well drained, humus soil. Best when planted under deciduous trees. Spreads by reseeding. Zone 4-8
'Betty Blake' This Anemonella has full, double light-green flowers that can last up to 4 weeks. They start blooming a little later than the other forms. This variety is also very easy to grow. H 10"
'Lloyds Big Bloomers' This exceptionally large and robust form is very long blooming-up to a month-creating a most satisfying floral display. The upward-facing white flowers appear over delicate fern-like foliage. Will form nice clumps and self-sow when happy. Eastern U.S. native. 12"
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ANEMONOPSIS macrophylla A rarely offered wood-lander from Japan with delicate looking sprays of waxy, lilac flowers among deeply lobed dark green leaves. Hardy and long lived. Full to part shade and moist, rich soil. Late summer. H 2-3', Zone 4-7.
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ANGELICA gigas This is a unique, bold-leaved plant, excellent for specimen effect. A bushy, upright clump of coarse green leaves, bearing huge umbrella-like heads of crimson-red flowers in late summer. A self-seeding biennial. This is NOT the species of Angelica used for its edible stems. Partial sun, H 3-6", Zone 4-9.
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AQUILEGIA (Columbine) Columbines are delicate, clump-forming plants which bloom in early summer and are charming in bouquets. All have beautiful foliage and uniquely shaped blooms. They thrive in sun or partial shade and a well-drained soil. Some reseed easily. Zone 3-8.
canadensis Nodding, spurred flowers. Early spring bloom. Red spurs around a rosette of yellow sepals. Our native columbine. April-June, H 1-2'.
songbird series Eye Catching! An abundance of deep-colored flowers that are long lasting. 3 1/2" blossoms face skyward rather than nodding as with other columbines. Available as 'Bluebird', light blue and white bi-color blooms and 'Goldfinch', clear yellow. H 18-24".
vulgaris Double, short spurred flowers blooming earlier than other Columbines. Early May to Mid-June.
'Clementine Salmon-Rose' (Double Columbine) Fluffy double flowers that resemble small Clematis bloom; this selection produces blooms in shades of dusty rose to salmon with a yellow center. H 12-18".
x. 'Origami Pink and White' Compact plants with long spurred flowers that are earlier flowering. Pink and white. H 18"
x. 'Spring Magic Pink' The flowers of this series feature bold hues of red and pink accented with white. H 12-16".
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ARALIA cordata 'Sun King' (Golden Japanese Spikenard) This tropical looking beauty brightens up the shade garden with its very large, bright gold leaves. With a few hours of sun, the foliage remains bright gold through the summer, the clumps are topped with 2' tall spikes of tiny white flowers which give way to purple-black berries in fall. 3', blooms mid-late summer, partial shade in average soil. Zone 3-9.
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ARTEMISIA schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' An classic indispensable garden plant grown for its silvery, often aromatic, foliage. Prefer full sun and dry. Mounded, 8-10". Zone 4-8
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ARUNCUS (Goatsbeard) Handsome plants exhibiting thick, leafy mounds of foliage and graceful, creamy white plumes. Stunning reflected in a waterside landscape. A choice plant for a moist, openly shaded garden. May be grown in sunnier locations provided there is adequate moisture. June-July. Zone 3-9
aethusifolius A ground-hugging mound of finely cut foliage which sports creamy white plumes in summer. 8-12"
dioicus 'Whirlwind' This hybrid produces consistent, finely dissected, cut foliage, which is a little wider than 'Kneiffii'. Highlighted May thru July with creamy white feathery panicles. Sturdy upright growth habit. 2'; in bloom 4'.
x. 'Chantilly Lace' Flower power! 'Chantilly Lace' forms a mound of dissected foliage that is crowned in early summer with billowing sprays of creamy-white flowers that nearly hide the leaves! H 30-32".
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ASARUM (Wild Ginger) An wonderful genus, excellent as a woodland ground cover. Glossy heart-shaped leaves of deep green. Once established it is very drought tolerant. Full/partial shade, humus-rich moist soil.
europaeum (European) The aristocrat of the ginger family. This species spreads slowly but surely to form a handsome 6in-deep carpet of glossy, dark green, kidney-shaped leaves measuring 4in across. Zone 4-8
splendens (Showy) The arrow-shaped emerald green leaves are heavily mottled in bright silver. This combines well in the shady garden with ferns and hostas. A collectors plant that is slow growing but worth the wait. 6-8", Zone 5-9
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ASCLEPIAS tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) Tight clusters of bright-orange, starry flowers. Very drought tolerant. Slim, decorative pods form later, filled with papery seeds. H 24", Zone 4-9
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ASTER Large genus of perennials with a variety of heights, all with daisy-like blooms. Great for attracting butterflies. Grow in sun or part shade in a well-drained soil. Zone 4-8.
kickin series Forming a dense mound of finely textured foliage that becomes blanketed with flowers with gold centers, from late summer into fall. Available in 'Carmine-Red', with magenta flowers and 'Lilac Blue'. H 2-3'.
nova-beigi 'Dragon' Semi double blue flowers with yellow centers, forming a bushy clump, flowering in September-October. Compact habit. H 12-15".
woods series Dwarf hybrids with superior disease resistance. Prolific flowers that bloom for a long time period in late summer and early fall. Available in Pink and Purple. H 10-16".
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ASTILBE (Plume Flower) Very hardy, showy, plume-like flowers on attractive, often glossy foliage. They love rich, deep, moist soil in partial shade, but will grow in sunny sites where the soil really holds moisture or has irrigation. Rabbit and deer resistant.
arendsii A cultivar group of complex hybrids with A. astilboides, chinensis, japonica, thunbergii and others. Zone 4-8.
'Bressingham Beauty' This large Astilbe produces tall arching, salmon-rose flower plumes from early-to-mid summer. H 36".
'Bridal Veil' Feathery white plumes, late June-July, H 18".
'Chocolate Shogun' Incredible dark glossy, chocolate-purple lacy foliage is the deepest darkest foliage color by far in an Astilbe. Blooms of soft pink appear in late summer to about 2 feet tall.
'Fanal' Large plumes of tiny red flowers in midsummer, accented by deep green to bronze-green foliage. H 18-24".
chinensis Chinese Astilbes produce dense, erect plumes. Tough plants which prefer moist soils but will tolerate slightly drier soil than other Astilbes. Zone 3-8
'Little Vision Series' A new dwarf form of the Vision series. This is a robust variety that tolerates sun better than others. Offered in 'Pink', with clear soft, pink blooms and 'Purple', with raspberry-purple blooms. Mid to late summer, 14-16"
'Maggie Daley' Striking purple plumes bloom in mid season against dark foliage. 28"
'Mighty Chocolate Cherry' Robust, strong velvety-red flower spikes, divided dark green and chocolate brown to reddish foliage. H 45"
'Mighty Pip' Strong, robust spikes of graceful extremely large salmon-pink plumes. Late season. 45"
'Milk and Honey' Creamy white plumes turning to a light pink as it ages; lacy green leaves. Mid-Late Summer. 24-30"
'Vision in Pink' A robust grower with thick pale-pink plumes and blue-green foliage. July. 32"
'Vision in White' This variety has large, creamy white, triangular flower plumes that stand above a robust clump of smooth, glossy, green leaves. More refined foliage than a typical chinensis type. Mid-July thru August. H 24", Zone 3-8.
japonica Large airy flower clusters that are not as dense but make up for it in volume. Bright colors and glossy leaves. Zone 4-8.
'Deutschland' Shorter and earlier than other whites, this Astilbe will bloom in early summer, with pristine white plumes. H 18-24"
'Montgomery' Handsome, fern-like glossy green foliage and stiff stems that hold elegant true red plumes aloft without staking. June-July. 24"
x. 'Delft Lace' Red stems carry deep salmon buds which open to soft apricot pink flowers held over waxy deep blue-green foliage. Early summer. 2-3'
x. 'Radius' Shiny red, elegant, spiky plumes stand tall in a vase-like shape over dark green foliage. Mid-summer. H 24".
x. younique series This series offers a more compact, rounded habit with very vibrant color. These plants produce double the amount of dense flower scapes. Offered in 'Salmon' and 'White'. New for 2018, 'Ruby-red'. H 12-18".
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ASTRANTIA major 'Roma' (Masterwort) Charming cottage garden plants that make excellent, long lasting cut flowers. Silvery-soft pink pincushion flowers surrounded by a ruff of greenish-pink bracts. 28", Prefers partial shade and rich moist soil. Long flowering season.
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