(Yarrow or Milfoil) Zones 3-8
Adaptable and undemanding, and will grow in poor soil. Fernlike aromatic foliage. Good for the middle or back of the border.
New Vintage Red
12-14". Spreads 14". Bold color with no gaps between blooms.
Flowers bloom a bright yellow and turn pastel yellow. Produces blossoms all summer. Robust.
(Monkshood, Turk's Cap) Zones 4-8
Lovely helmet shaped flowers on dense racemes.
Flowers last the longest in a partially shaded, moist location. An excellent cutflower. The roots, leaves and seeds are poisonous.
Strong stems so no staking required. Deep, glossy foliage and lavender-blue flowers. Zone 4-8. Shade to partial sun.
(Bugleweed) Zones 3-10
A rapid growing ground cover that proves effective under trees where lawn has difficulty establishing. Also does well if rock gardens and when used as an edging plant. Upright flower spikes that bloomfrom mid-late spring.
6" early spring. Variegated foliage of Burgundy, creamy white and green which gives a vivid tricolor effect. Blue flowers.
(Lady's Mantle) Zones 3-7
18" late spring
An easy to grow evergreen ground cover with rounded, lobed leaves. Tiny yellowish green star-shaped flowers. Flowers can be cut and dried.
Sun to partial shade.
2", rosy purple blooms on strong stems; compact 15"-20" clump with thick, glossy leaves.
Zone 5-9. Sun to part shade. 2-3'.
Bushy clump of soft apricot and yellow clusters of 20 or more blooms. Over winters well.
Aggressive vine with variegated leaves(white, grn., pk.) and white flowers that mature to blue berries.
Sun or shade.
3'. This blue star variety Has very narrow, needle-like leaves that line the stems like bottlebrushes. The small, lt. blue 2-3" flowers grow in clusters. Golden yellow in the fall. Z4.
(Japanese Anemone) - Zones 5-8
A good choice for late summer and autumn flowering. Requires a rich, well-drained soil for top performance.
x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert
36" late summer. Back by popular demand! Pure white single-semi double flowers with bright yellow stamens measure 2-3 inches across. Very floriferous.
Z6-9. 3'. Nice for late season color with double, deep pink 2" daisy-like flowers. Long, graceful stems.
Cottage garden plant. Late season. 2"-3" white , semi-double ruffled flowers. Nice clump of deep green foliage.
Showy, purple, cup shaped flowers with silvery, fuzzy foliage. Early Spring.
(Columbine) Zones 3-9 . Graceful, colorful blossoms make this a delightful border plant. The shorter ones are nicely suited for the rock garden. They delight in a well-drained, rich humus soil.
Swan Burgundy & White
Sun to part shade. Large white flowers are surrounded with burgundy petals. 20-24"
Same as above but with a yellow center.
Swan Blue and White
Same as above but with a blue center.
(Golden Japanese Spikenard)
Zone 3-9. Shade to partial sun.
3 ft. Very Large, bright fold leaves.
Tiny white flowers turn to purple-black berries in fall.
(Maritima Armada Rose)
This new border plant 6-8" and has bright raspberry blossoms.
schmidtiana 'Silver Mound
8-10" (schmidtiana 'Nana') Zones 3-7
A compact mounded plant. Fernlike, silver-gray foliage. Excellent in the rock garden or for edging. Extremely popular foliage plant.
(Goats Beard) Zones 3-7
12" early summer
(Dwarf Goat's Beard) Rather fine, ferny foliage. Creamy white spikes. Needs a moist rich soil.
5' early summer
(A. sylvester) Ivory white feather plumes. A valuable addition to the back of the perennial border. Does best in a shady, moist location.
The perfect size Goatsbeard for smaller gardens. Large, 2-3 foot creamy white plums on dark red stems. Heat and humdity tolerant.
24" Bright orange flowers all summer. tuberose (Butterfly Weed)
Hassle-free plant with 3 months of tangerine blooms. Long lasting cut flower. Full sun. 24"
Bright golden yellow blossom.
36-48". Red with a white border.
Coral Red. Dwarf at 18-24". June/July.
16-18". Pink. Fragrant.
16-18". Soft pink with ruffled petals and white centers.
(Hardy Aster) Zones 3-8
Popular for late summer and fall display Taller types are best for cutting.
Kickin' Carmine Red
2-3'. This series has superb, very full, dense mound of foliage and is blanketed with flowers late summer into fall. Magenta red with a gold center.
Kickin' Lilac Blue
Same as above but blue.
3-4' late spring
Upright plant with gray-green stems and blue-green leaves. Shrub-like habit. Indigo-blue flowers on long terminal racemes bloom mid to late spring, followed by black seed pods. When dried, seed pods are attractive for arrangements. Good for the back of the border.
Decadence Cherrys Jubilie
Beautiful maroon and yellow flowers are held on strong scapes above densely branched, blue-green foliage. Nice scent and nice, decorative seed pods in the fall. 2½-3'.
Decadence Spark Sapphire
Intense vibrant violet blue blossoms will stop you in your tracks. Eight-inch long spikes over grey-green leaves. Compact habit with decorative seed pods in the fall. 2½-3'.
3-5'. Densely branched in deep violet and yellow keels.
2½-3'. Compact. Soft pink flowers that make a good companion plant.
Z4-10. 24-26". Lemon yellow flowers take on an orange blush as they age. Mature clumps can have 100 or more flowering stems. Shrub-like with blue-green foliage.
Prairieblues Solar Flare
3-5'. Large, shrub-like clump can have 100 lemon-yellow to orange flowers in 3 yrs.
Zone 4-10. Star shaped flowers. Full sun.
Bold flowers surrounded by dark leaves start out light pink and mature to pink with dark pink veins
(Star flower) - Sun - September
Z4. 18-24'. Summer-Fall. Lavender blooms with yellow centers. Gardens or cutting.
(Alkanet) Zones 3-8 - Loves shade.
m. 'Jack Frost (PPAF)
A Walters Gardens, Inc. introduction of a B. 'Langtrees' sport. The plant displays a frosty silver overlay with light green venations. Leaves resemble crackled porcelain and shimmer in the garden creating a shining contrast against companion plants and its blue spring flowers. Choice!
3'. Dense, rounded clump of dark green foliage with royal purple flowers.
Z5-10. 3'. Pure white flower panicles appear above its perfectly rounded habit earlier than other buddleias. Compact. Profuse bloomer.
Monarch Prince Charming
This new butterfly bush has deep pink-red 10" flower spikes. 3½-4'.
Queen of Hearts
2½-3'Short, compact clump of large 8" panicles in magenta red.
2.5-3'. A waterfall of amethyst purple flowers cascade out over the dark green foliage. Strongly fragrant with 7-9" flower panicles that last many weeks. Z5