ASSORTED PERENNIALS (C)

All Photos are courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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.


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. 


CERASTIUM

(Snow in Summer) 

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
Zones 3-9
4-6"
Wooly gray-white foliage covered ith sainy, white flowers.
Rock gardens; trailing pot plants.


CHELONE

(Pink Turtlehead) 

obliqua
18-24" late summer

(Zones 4-9)

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


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.


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.


CLEMATIS

Zone 4-8.
Vigorous vines with profuse, attractive blooms.   Sun to partial shade.

Blue Explosion
8" Incredible bloom power of semi-double large, blue flowers with a hint of pink at the tips. Second bloom are singles.

Crater Lake
6-10' with 6" blossoms. Gorgeous double, long blooming selection with periwinkle to soft blue flowers and a small tuft of ivory anthers.

Earthquake
5-7" Dark pink blooms with white stars. No need to prune. 6-9' vines, June-September.

Ernest Markham
4-6' with 5" blossoms. Vigorous grower that performs will in sun or in shade. Late summer velvety magenta-red blooms are one of the easiest to grow.

Fireworks
6-8" purple blooms with red stars. No need to prune. 8-10' vines, May-June. ?August-September.

Fujimusume
5-7" waterfall of fragrant blue blossoms bloom in June & August. Can take light shade and containers. 6-8'

Jackmanii
The most profuse blooming dark purple Clematis. June, July and September blooming.

Nelly Moser
7-9" striped mauve and deep purplish-pink with dark red stamens. Showy. 6-10 ft. May-June, September.

Niobe
7" Velvety ruby cup-like flowers with white stamens hold their color from May to September.

Paniculata
Very vigorous grower with clusters of small very fragile white flowers. Blooms August-September. A real winner!

Piilu
5" One of the heaviest bloomers Light pink ruffled petals have a magenta pink margin and purple anthers. May-June; September.

Red Cardinal
4-6" red, curving blooms. 6-10' tall. July-September.

Red Star
4-6" Double magenta blossoms twice a year-spring and fall. 4-6' tall.

Serious Black
6' Extraordinarily dark purple foliage forms an upright, self-supporting clump of intertwining stems so no trellis is required. Foliage matures to olive green and is topped with a profusion of antique ivory blossoms and silvery seed heads.

Stand By Me
Zone3-7.  Bush type plant that benefits from support (trellis or other plants).  Intense bluebell shaped flowers.  Blooms profusely May-June with some reblooms in later months.  Attractive cream threadlike seed heads remain.  34-38x24-36".

Sweet Autumn
Produces clusters of fragrant, white, sparkly flowers late summer. Grow on trellis. Z4-8. Up to 30' tall.

The President
8-12' Deep violet flowers with dark reddish-purple margins. Blossoms are single and 6-8". Attractive seed heads.

Volcano
6-11' Impressive plant erupts with a stream of large, deep velvety red blossoms with yellow anthers for several months. Vigorous grower that tolerates light shade.

Wildfire
Huge 6-8" magenta blooms with reddish purple bars. 8-10 feet. Early to mid-season.


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.


COREOPSIS

(Tickseed)

Long blooming, hardy perennial that bears hundreds of small,
daisy-like blossoms from late June to September.
Forms a full, sun-loving clump.

Center Stage
15" Zones 4-8. True red, full 12-15" clump.

Cruizin' Broad Street
Zones 5-8.  18'x18".  Bright red flowers with orange undersides make this a great plant for your sunny perennial garden.

Jethro Tull
Zone 4. 18" Golden yellow fluted petals atop a compact mound. Nice scent.

Lil Bang Red Elf
Zone 5. 8-12" Deep burgundy red atop a more compact clump of med. Green foliage all season.

Moonbeam
18" Creamy yellow flowers atop soft needle-like clumps of foliage all summer.

Red Chiffon
Zone 4. Creamy yellow flowers with a scarlet eye blooms for months. 15-18".

Red Satin
Ruby red hardy blooms. Threadleaf, mounding foliage. 15-19".

Solanna Golden Sphere
Zones 4-9.  10-12".  Bright gold-orange blooms are ruffled and full.

Sun Up
Zones 4-9.  10-12" Early bloomer boasts semi-double, bright yellow blooms.

UpTick Yellow Red
Zone 5-9.   Golden yellow flower with red-burgundy center keeps its shape and color all season.  Full sun.   14"x14".

Zagreb
15" Clear gold-yellow flowers. Fern-like foliage. Attractive compact habit.


CRANESBILL

(Geranium)

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
Zones 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.


CROCOSMIA

(Montbretia) 

Zones 5-9

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

Brilliant flame red flowers. Good cut flower.

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February 23, 2018