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ASSORTED PERENNIALS (C-G)

All Photos are courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Mobirise

CALLIRHOE

Vibrant magenta, cup-shaped blooms form on sprawling, spreading stems.

Nice cut leaf.

Easy to grow plant that fills the in-between spaces all season.

Drought tolerant.

Mobirise

CAMPANULA

(Bellflower or Harebell) Zones 3-8

Taller bellflowers make good cut flowers.
Lower growing varieties are good for edging, rock gardens and containers.

Blue or Pearl White
Deep blue or pure, crisp white bell-shaped blooms cover the 10" mounds of compact green foliage that's heat tolerant. Full sun to partial shade.

Carpatica 'Blue Clips
8" summer

Light green leaves. Large violet-blue cup-shaped flowers that bloom from late spring through early fall. Deadhead for continuous bloom. 

Mobirise

CERASTIUM

(Snow in Summer) Zones 3-7

tomentosum 'Yo Yo
4-6" late spring

This ground cover is highly valued for its woolly-gray foliage.
A good specimen for rock gardens or edging. White flowers.

Silver Carpet
Z3-9
4-6"
Wooly gray-white foliage covered ith sainy, white flowers.
Rock gardens; trailing pot plants.

Mobirise

CHELONE

(Pink Turtlehead) Zones 3-8

obliqua
18-24" late summer

(Zones 4-9)

Shorter stalks and narrower leaves than C. lyonii.
Very floriferous. Rosy-purple flowers.

Mobirise

CHRYSANTHEMUM

Mammoth Series: These mums have daisy-shaped flowers that cover the dense foliage, forming a neat mound.
Can be used in large containers and mass plantings. Improved hardiness.
2-3'x2-4' 

Coral Daisy
Coral with yellow centers that become an antique rose.

Dark Bronze

Red Daisy

Yellow Quill Daisy
Tubular shaped petals.

Mobirise

CIMICIFUGA

(Black Snakeroot, Bugbane) Zones 4-8

ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty (PP09988) fall
Introduced by Mary Ann McGourty Striking dark purplish-black foliage that is one of the darkest to date.
Fragrant, foot-long bottlebrush flowers open white with a pale blush pink tinge on 4-7 foot stems in fall.
A collectors item. Does best in a moisture-retentive soil.

James Compton
36 inches - fall
Dark purple foliage develops after the first season, creamy white flowers.

Mobirise

CONVALLARIA

(Lily of the Valley) Zones 2-7

majalis
6-8" late spring

Fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers followed by tiny, orange berries.
Excellent ground cover for shade.

Bordeaux
Prolific bloomer.

Mobirise

CROCOSMIA

(Montbretia) Zones 5-9

Lucifer
36-42", Broad handsome sword like foliage.

Brilliant flame red flowers. Good cut flower.

Mobirise

DELOSPERMA

(Hardy Ice Plant) Zones 6-9
A tough, drought resistant ground cover that excels in gravelly soil.
Full, succulent foliage with low creeping habit.

cooperi
6-7" summer
Two inch wide daisy-like rose-pink flowers all summer.

Table Mountain
2" magenta flowers with evergreen foliage. Zone 4-9.

Fire Spinner
Ground cover with daisy-like mass of fiery orange, with hot pink centers, flowers. Rock gardens. Z5-10.

Jewel Desert Garnet
Rich red outer petals segue to magenta hubs.

Mobirise

DELPHINIUM

(Larkspur) Zones 3-7

A distinct class of perennials noted for their tall, stately, and dignified appearance.
They are best grown in the cooler regions of the country.
Their height requires staking to support the soft hollow stems.

grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly
14" early summer
Compact habit with serrated leaves.
1½ inch deep blue flowers.

Desante Blue
3'. Blue with white center.
Early bloomer.

New millennium Dwarf Stars
2½'. Mixture of pinks and purples.
Strong stems.

Pink Punch
3-5'. The deepest pink and very hardy, this plant has strong, broad spikes of frilled flowers with a white, brown or pink striped bee.

Purple Passion
4-5'. Large incised leaves are the setting for intense purple spikes with a white striped bee that may not require staking.

Mobirise

DIANTHUS

(Pinks and Hybrid Cultivars) Zones 3-9

Red Beauty
Beautiful red blooms. Repeat flowering. Heat tolerant and compact.
Rock gardens, edging.
Z4-9.
5-7".

Starburst
Cherry red & light pink flowers in an art deco design. Borders, containers.
Z4. 7".

Apple Slice
10".
Fragrant, velvety red, double blossoms have pale pink to white centers on each petal.

Firewitch
7-8"
Fragrant, magenta pink blooms over low, silvery blue mats of foliage. Reblooms in the fall.

Frosty Fire
6" Double, Chinese lacquered blooms explode above mounds of blue-green evergreen leaves.

Mobirise

DICENTRA

(Bleeding Heart) Zones 3-9
Dicentra can do well in the sun provided they have sufficient moisture.

King of Hearts
8" spring
Zones 5-9. A cross between D. peregrina from Japan and D. formosa subsp. oregana and D. eximia.
Very lovely, finely cut soft grayish green foliage and rosy pink heartshaped flowers create a soft, delicate display that doesn't know when to stop blooming.
Flowers throughout the summer.

Burning Hearts
Zone 3-9. Rose red, heart-shaped flowers that produce all season.
Blue/green Fern-like foliage 10" mound.

Gold Heart
18-24" 
Old-fashioned variety with radiant yellow foliage and arching sprays of large pink and white blossoms.

Luzuriant
Fern-leaved bleeding heart is an everblooming plant with dark reddish pink heart-shaped blossoms.
Sun and heat tolerant.
Does not go dormant with adequate moisture.
12-15"
 Z3-9

Spectabilis
30-36"
Forms a mass of fresh green leaves with arching sprays of large, puffy rose pink flowers with white tips.

Spectabilis Alba
30"
Old-fashioned variety with puffy heart-shaped, white flowers.

Fire Island
12-15"
More vigorous and disease resistant, with heavier crop of magenta red blooms.

Valentine
Old-fashioned form but bright red puffy blooms with a white tip.
Goes dormant in summer.
30"

Mobirise

DICTAMNUS

(Gas Plant) Zones 3-7

Excellent specimen or background plant in the perennial border Once placed, it is best left undisturbed as it does not transplant well.


Albiflorus
28-32". Long-live, deer resistant, strong tall stems carry white flowers.
Forms bushy clump of dark green aromatic leaves. Star-shaped pods(dried arrangements)

Mobirise

ECHINACEA

(Coneflower) Zones 3-8
Coneflowers make an impressive addition to the late summer garden.
Their thick deep taproots make them extremely drought tolerant.
They bloom throughout the summer and their seed heads are attractive throughout the fall and winter.

Cheyenne Spirit
Zone 4-9.
Variety of colors.
Bushy plant 22-30".

Cleopatra Zone
4-8.
Vibrant yellow 3" blossoms on16-18" sturdy, well-branched stems.

Glowing Dream
Z4-8. 16-24".
Watermelon-coral flowers are produced on compact plants that boast a long bloom period.

Green Jewel
Zone 3-8.
Fragrant, light green blooms with a dk. green cone.
20-24"

Hot Papaya
Zone 4-9.
Red-orange pom-pom blooms are highly fragrant. Good cut flower.
30-36"

Julia
Zone 4-8.
Tangerine orange 4" fragrant blossoms.
Strong, well-branched stems.
16-18"

Lemon Yellow
24-26"
Rich yellow blossoms with a copper cone produce freely all summer on well-branched, sturdy plants.

Pow Wow Wild Berry
Zone 3-8.
Deep pink 4" blossoms on stiff, well-branched stems.
Compact 18-24".

Purple Emperor
Zone 4-8.
Large magenta blossoms form a bushy clump
15-18".

Salsa Red
24-26".
Spicy, orange-red blossoms produce freely on well-branched plants.

Solar Flare
Zone 4-8.
Huge 5-6" fragrant, magenta blossoms on sturdy, near black stems of 24-36"

Sombrero Adobe Orange
This new cone flower is one of the best oranges to date. 2-3" flowers with dark green foliage.
Profuse blooms in the garden or containers.
18-20"
Z4-9.

Tomato Soup
24-26" deep red blossoms.

Virgin
Zone 3-8.
Fragrant pure white with a green cone flower.
Superior flowering habit. 20-24".

Mobirise

EPIMEDIUM

(Barrenwort) Zones 3-8

Once established, this versatile ground cover can tolerate dry shade.
Use in mass plantings.

Lilafee
Zone 4-8.
Long spurred, amethyst purple flowers are held well above the foliage that emerges bronzy red and turns green in summer, then back to bronze in fall. 8-12"

Mobirise

EUPATORIUM

(Commonly called Joe Pye Weed or Chocolate Snakeroot).

Zones 3-7
Broad panicles of purple flowers on dk. red stems.
Attracts butterflies 2-3'.
Zone 3-8.

Baby Joe
Miniature version of the Joe Pye weed. 2-3 feet tall.

Mobirise

EUPHORBIA

Cushion Spurge)

Bonfire
18". Phenomenal colors of deep purple, red and orange leaves are set ablaze with sulfur yellow bracts in the spring.

Turns rich red in the fall.

Forms a rounded mound.

Mobirise

GAILLARDIA

(Blanket Flower) Zones 3-10 Full sun.
These daisy-like flowers bloom from summer to frost and are heat tolerant.

Arizona Apricot
Compact growth. 3" blooms with yellow tips and dark orange center with bright green foliage.
12" Long lasting blooms.

Arizona Red
Masses of large, long-lasting crimson blooms.
Good container & garden plant. 12"

Fanfare Blaze
Trumpeted petals in burnt orange & center.
Z5-10.
12-16".

Sun Devil
Showy fluted red flowers with yellow tims are supported on strong stems.
Nice compact, tight habit.
8-14"x 12".
Z3-9.

Mobirise

GALIUM

(Sweet Woodruff)

Zones 4-8

An excellent ground cover for partially shaded, moist, slightly acidic areas.

Tiny white flowers.

Galium is very attractive beneath shrubs or in a naturalized area.

Mobirise

GAZANIA

Gold
Glossy mounds of deep green leaves and shiny yellow blooms, some with brown inner rings. Tolerates shade well.
Good for rock gardens. 3-4"x10".
Z4-9.

Mobirise

GENTIAN

Blue Cross
Z3-7 10".
Intense blue-violet flowers on a compact, durable, drought resistant plants.
Clusters of blooms open at the nodes of spoon-shaped leaves at angles to form a 'cross'.

True Blue
24-30".
A true-blue large 2", tubular flower which open at the nodes all up and down the stems. Forms an attractive clump.

Mobirise

GERANIUM

(Cranesbill) Zones 4-8
Highly valued for their long flowering period with most having peak bloom in late spring-early summer as well as for attractive foliage.
This hardy perennial will enlighten the perennial border or rock garden.
We recommend shearing to encourage rebloom.

Biokovo
10-12". PLANT OF THE YEAR 2015,
Grows quickly to form a carpet of fragrant pinkish-white flowers.
Reblooms all summer.

Brookside
12-18" early summer
Rich sapphire blue with a tiny white eye.
Deeply serrated foliage with mounding habit that stays attractive all summer.

Dark Reiter
8-10".
Dark mound of finely cut plum to purple foliage contrasts with lilac blue flowers.

Rozanne
18-20 inches
Zones 5-8.
Large 2½ inch violet blue flowers from mid June to October. Foliage turns red in the fall.

Johnson Blue
Zone 4-8.
Periwinkle blue.
Forms a wide 15-18" clump. 2" blooms.

New Hampshire Purple
12-18".
A profusion of magenta-purple flowers cover the compact, spreading mounds of cut leaves. Turns brilliant crimson-red in the fall.
One of the best low-growing geraniums.

Mobirise

GEUM

(Avens, Grecian Rose) Zones 5-7

Blazing Sunset
Zone 5-7.
Fully double scarlet flowers that begin in late spring.
Borders and bouquets.
24".

Prairie Smoke
Native plant with cupped blooms and feathery pink seed heads on fern-like leaves.
Z3-7.
8-12".

Totally Tangerine
Z4-7. Incredible performer with robust flowering habit. 30" plants with strong stems and bright apricot flowers mound and remain attractive all season.

Mobirise

GYPSOPHILA

(Baby's Breath)
Zone 3-9.
Full sun.

Festival Star
Compact. Dense sprays of pure white flowers.
Long lasting. 12-18"

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