ASSORTED PERENNIALS
(D)

All Photos are courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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
Zones 4-9
2" magenta flowers with evergreen foliage.

Fire Spinner
Zones 5-10
Ground cover with daisy-like mass of fiery orange, with hot pink centers, flowers.  Rock gardens.

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


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.

Blue Mirror
Zones 3-7
12-18" x 18-24".
Vivid deep blue flowers on sturdy stems.  Blooms in the spring in full sun.

grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly
14"
Early summer.  Compact habit with serrated leaves.  1½" 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.


DIANTHUS

(Pinks and Hybrid Cultivars)
Zones 3-9

Fruit Punch Raspberry Ruffles
Zones 4-9
8-10"
Large, florist quality double red petals with pink edges.  Upright habit.

Red Beauty
Zones 4-9
5-7"
Beautiful red blooms.  Repeat flowering.  Heat tolerant and compact.
Rock gardens, edging.

Starburst
Zones 4
7"
Cherry red & light pink flowers in an art deco design.  Borders, containers.

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.


DICENTRA

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

Alba
Same characteristics as 'spectabilis' but flowers are all white.

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

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

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

King of Hearts
Zones 5-9
8" spring.
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.

Luzuriant
Zones 3-9
12-15"
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.

Spectabilis
Zone 3-9
30-36"
This old-fashioned native produces a large mass of arching sprays with large, puffy heart-shaped, rose pink flowers with white tips.  Goes dormant late August.

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

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


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)


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
Zones 4-9
22-30"
Variety of colors.  Bushy plant.

Cleopatra
Zones 4-8
Vibrant yellow 3" blossoms on 16-18" sturdy, well-branched stems.

Delicious Candy
Zones 4-9
18-24"
Glowing fuchsia flowers have single ray petals.  Dark green leaves on compact plants.

Double Scoop Cranberry
Zones 4-9
24-26"
4 fragrant, double pom-pom flowers put on a sizzling hot show, never fading as the flowers age.  Sturdy, well-branched clump.

Glowing Dream
Zones 4-8
16-24"
Watermelon-coral flowers are produced on compact plants that boast a long bloom period.

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

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

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

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

Pow Wow White
Zones 4-8
18-20"
Sensation Pink Intense pink colored 3 flowers on dark stems.

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

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

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

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

Sombrero Adobe Orange
Zones 4-9
18-20"
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.

Tomato Soup
24-26" deep red blossoms.

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


EPIMEDIUM

(Barrenwort)
Zones 3-8
Once established, this versatile ground cover can tolerate dry shade.
Use in mass plantings.

Lilafee
Zones 4-8
8-12"
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. 


EUPATORIUM

(Joe Pye Weed, Chocolate Snakeroot)
Zones 3-7
Broad panicles of purple flowers on dark red stems.  Attracts butterflies 2-3'.

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

Mist Flower
Zones 4-9
3-4' by 2'
Clusters of bright white flowers set off by chocolate foliage that attracts butterflies.  Sun/Shade.  Blooms in the fall.  


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.


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