Eola Sapphire Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Shade to Shade
30" Tall & Wide
Fantastic hosta that is beautiful all season.
The very large leaves emerge a soft powder blue in spring. When the glaucous coating fades away the clump is a shiny metallic blue-green.
Leaves are corrugated and slightly wavy, forms a giant, unruly mound of blue-green foliage that demands attention, and a pale lavender flowers in early summer.

Coneflowers

Elderberry

 Ruby Star Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
18" Tall
18" Wide
Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, Coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds

Vision in Pink Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

​Full Shade to Part Shade
20" Tall & Wide
Light pink flower plumes are striking against coarsely textured, blue-green foliage. The dense, upright form is perfect in a dappled shade border, woodland garden, or as a groundcover. An excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Tolerates drier soils than other varieties.

Stella De Oro  Daylily

USDA Zone 3-9
This variety is popular for its stellar easy-care qualities--it's supremely easy to grow, and the "day" flowers actually last up to 16 hours. Stella tolerates harsher conditions that most, like polluted city gardens, climates prone to heat and drought, poor and dry soil, eroded slopes and the space under Black Walnut Trees. Fragrant, showy blooms on a dwarf plant are perfect for a front border location. The initial blooming begins in late spring to early summer with a profusion of blooms followed by sporadic blooming throughout summer and into early fall.

Curly Fries Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Shade to Full Shade
10" Tall 
12" Wide
An irresistible miniature Hosta, 'Curly Fries' (Plantain Lily) forms a fine-textured, arching mound of extremely rippled, lance-shaped, pale chartreuse leaves. Star-like lavender flowers appear in midsummer, just above the foliage, rising on scapes 16 in. long

Fiesta Coneflower   Evolution™

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
24" Tall
18" Wide
Fiesta provides a riot of color with spicy coral-pink flowers that age to softer shades. New flowers emerge throughout summer, providing a lively display. A cutting garden essential, and perfect for containers or borders. Leave dried flower heads on the plants in the fall for an added architectural element in the landscape.

Jacob's Ladder, Stairway to Heaven

USDA Zone 4 - 6

Part Sun
18" Tall
12" Wide
Blooming in late April, early May, Jacob's ladder is a great plant for massing in the spring woodland garden. It produces loose upright shoots 12-18” tall with small, bell-shaped pale blue flowers borne in branched clusters. The leaves of Jacob's ladder are divided into many small segments, giving plants a strong architectural appearance. Jacob's ladder prefers partial shade to shade in moist well-drained soils.


Dark Purple Dead Nettle  Lami™

Zone 3 - 6

Full Shade to Part Shade
Ground Cover 
8" to 10" Tall
Shimmering silver leaves with emerald green edges form a lush groundcover that blooms earlier than other dead nettles with large, abundant, deep purple flowers from spring to summer. Perfect for brightening shady areas, or trailing from mixed containers.

Salsa Red Coneflower   Sombrero®

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
24" Tall
18" Wide
Salsa Red produces softly fragrant, spicy orange-red blossoms with an orange-brown cone. The petals overlap, giving the flowers a fuller, more polished look. They are freely produced from early through late summer.
Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds.

Fanal Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Full Shade to Part Shade
24"
The Fanal Red Astilbe is an outstanding dark red-maroon flower. Plumes are long and narrow and occur early to mid June. This cultivar gets to about 24" when in bloom. The attractive foliage emerges reddish and matures to a deep, dark green. Partial shade and organically rich, moist soils are required to maintain this plant. Additional water may be necessary during dry periods. This is a very adaptable cultivar. Mature size is around 24" tall and wide.

Foerster's Feather Reed Grass

USDA Zone 4 - 9

Full Sun
5' Tall
3' Wide
'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass creates a dramatic garden accent, with tall, slender, vertical growth and feathery plumes of shifting bronze color that stay in place year-round. An early bloomer, 'Karl Foerster' is a cool season grass that grows most rapidly in the spring season and produces notably early blooms. It is a clump-forming decorative grass, with an upward architectural growth habit, making it a dramatic specimen plant in garden or meadow. Torch-like plumes are widely used in dried flower arrangements. This sterile variety does not self-sow, is deer resistant, and notably cold hardy.

Millenium Ornamental Onion

Zone 4 - 5

Full Sun

21" Tall
Allium Millenium is one of the very best ornamental onions. Unlike spring-blooming Allium bulbs, this hybrid Allium blooms in mid-summer with large globes of rose-pink flowers. Mature plants have dozens of globes covering this perennial plant. Attractive, shiny deep-green grassy foliage is very ornamental.


Red Yarrow Desert Eve™

Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
16" to 20"
Plants form low mounds of fragrant ferny foliage, with clusters of flowers appearing on upright stems in early summer. This selection from the Desert Eve™ series has large, brick-red flower clusters. Good for cutting, fresh or dried. Remove faded flowers regularly to promote continued blooming.


Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Part Shade
16" Tall
Striking violet-red fronds are contrasted by bright silver edges, giving this magnificent fern an overall tapestry effect. The fronds are an outstanding addition to cut flower arrangements, providing lasting color and soft texture.

Sedum / Stonecrop

Wild Berry Coneflower  PowWow®

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
18" to 24" Tall
18" Wide
PowWow® Wild Berry is a new improved variety of Purple Coneflower bred for its darker red-purple flowers and compact floriferous growth habit. This is an outstanding long blooming variety.

Serendipity

Zone 4 - 5

 Part Sun to Sun

16" Tall
Globe-like, rosy-purple flowers top attractive blue foliage. When crushed, the leaves will emit a smell of onion..


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Autumn Frost

USDA Zone 3 - 6

Part Shade to Shade
12" Tall

24" Wide
Features:This striking Hosta forms a medium sized mound of showy, frosty blue leaves with extra wide, bright yellow margins. The margins lighten to creamy white and light lavender flowers are produced in summer.


Japanese Painted Fern

USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Shade to Part Shade
20" Tall
Ferns are one of the first things that cross people’s minds when they think of a shade garden, and you would be hard-pressed to find a fern more beautiful than the Japanese painted fern. A beautiful addition to any shade garden, Japanese painted ferns offer unique and intricate texture and color in a world of greens. These ferns have a much finer texture than many other hardy ferns. For the greatest effect, plant them in groups to really magnify the beauty these ferns have to offer.

 Yarrow

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Mountainside Majestic

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Full Sun
6" Tall
16" Wide
This is a new series of Phlox from Proven Winners® is perfect for launching your garden for spring! These serve as a spring groundcover that blooms around the same time as tulips and other bulbs.
Unlike Phlox subulata (creeping phlox) that can easily overtake your garden, the MOUNTAINSIDE™ Phlox are more refined spreaders and are more compressed to the ground. These also bloom 1-2 weeks ahead of Phlox subulata, depending on spring weather. The width are based on three year plants; the first few years in the ground, plants stay around 12-16" across.

Krossa Regal Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Sun to Part Shade
20" Tall
24" Wide
One of the classic large hosta, ‘Krossa Regal’ puts on quite the show in the garden with its think, upright, frosty blue green leaves that become even deeper blue as the season progresses.  Reaching nearly three feet in height, ‘Krossa Regal’ makes a great center piece to the shade garden and its upright habit allows for planting other hostas or shade perennials around its base.

 Red Rocks®  Penstemon

Zone 3 - 7

Full Sun
18" Tall
20" Wide
Penstemon Red Rocks (Beardtongue) is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large rose-pink flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green foliage.


Lady in Red Fern

USDA Zone 2 - 8 

Shade to Part Shade
20" Tall
Full Shade to Part Shade
18" Tall
With finely textured light green foliage held on vividly contrasting red-violet stems, Lady in Red typically grows slightly smaller than other varieties. Combine with bold-leaved plants in the shade or woodland garden such as hostas and brightly colored heucheras.

Rapido White Bellflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

10" wide
Full Sun to Part Sun
12" Tall
20" Wide
Bellflower Rapido White has a profusion of white, open-bell shaped flowers that cover this compact plant from late spring all through summer, with flowers appearing up to four weeks earlier. Border your paths and walkways for a charming cottage look. Rapido White is perfect for small garden spaces

Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan

Zone 3 - 6

Full Sun
18" to 24" Tall & Wide
'Goldsturm' Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center 'buttons' set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests, poor soils, drought and humidity, 'Goldsturm' is easygoing and the perfect addition to flower arrangements and pollinator gardens.


Grasses

Fantasy Garden Phlox   Sweet Summer™

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Full Sun
Blooms Mid to Late Summer 
24" to 30" Tall, 18" to 22" Wide 
From a fantastic new series that has it all, this upright, late-flowering variety has big clusters of large, fragrant, bicolor violet-purple and white flowers on robust, disease resistant foliage that looks great even when not in bloom. Plant en masse to create a stunning border, or fill a patio container for vivid summer color. An herbaceous perennial.

Terracotta Yarrow Desert Eva

Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
18" Tall
18" Wide
A long-blooming, low-maintenance Yarrow. ... Yarrow profusely flowers on sturdy stems, excellent for cut or dried flower arrangements and is an appealing perennial for summer through fall color in your sun-loving garden. Heat and humidity tolerant.
Cut back during the season to force more flowers


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David Tall Garden

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Full Sun
36" Tall
21" Wide
Upright habit with fragrant, pure white flowers midsummer to fall

Sage

Deutschland Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Full Shade to Part Shade
Part Shade to Full Shade
Shorter and earlier than other whites, this Astilbe will bloom in early summer. Foliage is a lustrous shiny green. Blooms early to midsummer. With pristine white plumes, A. Deutschland will stand out in the night garden as well. A staple for semi-shade and shade gardens.

Great Expectations Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Sun to Part Shade
20" Tall
24" Wide
Bright textured leaves have a yellow center edged with sea green markings, and are topped with many white flowers in summer. Each leaf is unique and brightens the shade garden with its warm golden tones.

Delicious Candy®  Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
24" Tall
18" Wide
The color on this double coneflower is practically fluorescent, with glowing fuchsia pink flowers. The single ray petals are held horizontally underneath the large pom-pom blooms. ‘Delicious Candy’ is one of the first Echinacea to flower and stays fresh looking long into the season. In addition to its beautiful flowers, this coneflower also has attractive dark green leaves and dark stems on compact plants.

 Victory Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 3 - 8

24" Tall
38" Wide
Part Sun to Shade
30" Tall & Wide
This giant hosta grows in an attractive vase shape with foliage that faces outwards and upwards. The huge, heart-shaped leaves are medium green with wide cream margins and have great substance,

Hot Coral Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
24" Tall
18" Wide
Paint your garden with shades of warm orange-pink with this stunning Coneflower! Beginning late in spring and lasting through summer, these blossoms burst to life in a variety of gentle pinkish oranges with hints of salmon, peach and, of course, coral. Irresistible to butterflies, the blooms eventually draw songbirds into the autumn garden as well with their seed-filled cones. Easy to grow and brilliantly colored, this is a must-have Echinacea!

Sum and Substance Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 9

24" Tall
38" Wide
One of the largest growing and popular hostas of the day, 'Sum and Substance' is widely prized for its size and its huge, heavy leaves that are chartreuse-gold and have a waxy sheen. 'Sum and Substance' is a massive plant, with the leaves rising high and spreading wide on long, stout stems, forming an impressive clump. The flowers are pale lavender, bell-shaped, and borne on sturdy stems high above the leaves in mid-summer. This hosta is one of the widest-growing of any hosta, reaching mature size in about three years. Best planted as a specimen, 'Sum and Substance' tolerates sun fairly wel

Blue Mouse Ears Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Shade to Part Sun
8" Tall
12" Wide
The name says it all – tidy, perfectly proportioned tiny mounds of thick, almost rubbery grey-green to blue-green leaves. Flower buds are held horizontally and swell like balloons before opening to lavender bell-shaped flowers in mid-summer. Blue Mouse Ears is an adorable miniature to add to your Hosta collection.

Black Lace™  Elderberry

USDA Zone 4 - 7

Part Sun to Full Sun
5' Tall
5' Wide
Intense purple black foliage is finely cut like lace, giving it an effect similar to that of Japanese maple. Indeed, some designers are using it in place of more sensitive plants since Black Lace is extremely durable and adaptable. Pink flowers in early summer contrast with the dark leaves for a stunning effect and give way to black berries 

Festival Garden Phlox  Sweet Summer™

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Full Sun
Blooms Early Summer
20" Tall
18" Wide
From a fantastic new series that has it all, this upright, early-flowering variety has big clusters of large, fragrant, soft rose-pink flowers with red-violet centers. The robust, disease resistant foliage looks great even when not in bloom. Plant en masse to create a stunning border, or fill a patio container for vivid summer color.

Francee Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Shade to Part Sun
18" Tall
36" Wide
'Francee' is another popular variety of hosta that Green Gate Farms offers and this one's variegation holds up very well in sun. Francee's medium to dark green heart-shaped leaves have narrow, clean white margins. This variety forms a wide low mound of slightly glossy foliage which is ideal for use as a groundcover. This lovely hosta has funnel-shaped lavender flowers that emerge in mid to late summer.

Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan

Zone 3 - 6

FULL sun
14" Tall & Wide
Rudbeckia ‘Little Goldstar’ is a knock-out bloomer with golden daisy-like flowers adding months of color to the garden. Flowers stand erect above dark green foliage on sturdy stems that form dense clumps. A low-growing variety of the beloved native wildflower that blooms prolifically. Sized right for containers and the front of borders.


 Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage

USDA Zone 4 - 9

Full Sun
12" to 18" Tall
Blooms spring to late summer
A stunning bouquet of full, intensely blue-violet flower spikes on a petite plant with mounding, glossy green foliage. Perfectly suited for use in a small garden, as a vibrant container specimen, or en masses in a border front. Its sterile flowers allow it to devote its energy to producing an abundance of sensational blooms.

 Tweety Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
8" Tall
13" Wide
Just 8” tall, this dwarf coneflower sports normal-sized bright yellow flowers with bronze-orange cones. Tidy, upright foliage and eye-catching color…imagine its appeal for small space or container gardening!

Ground Cover

Fuchsia Speedwell   Ronica™

USDA Zone 4 - 6
Full Sun to Part Sun
20" Tall & Wide
Considered one of the best pink-flowering speedwell, is compact yet vigorous and features large clusters of fuchsia-pink, upright, flower spikes all summer over a mound of healthy, fresh green leaves. Blooming begins in late spring and re-blooming will occur in the fall if you cut back mid-summer. Terrific for cutting. Removing faded spikes will encourage more buds to form. Great near the edge of a sunny border, or in mixed containers. Easy and colorful. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Good resistance to powdery mildew and rust.

Rose Tickseed  SUNSTAR™

Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
18" Tall & Wide
. These are hardy, with a clean, manicured habit, an extremely long bloom time, and feathery, mildew resistant foliage.


Autumn Joy

USDA Zone 4 - 11

Full Sun
24" Tall & Wide
Fall is one of the best times to get outside and enjoy your garden. Experienced landscapers know how important it is to plan around the end of the growing season. After all, it's not so darn hot out, and you'll love having family and friends over for get togethers.
One of the very best plants to use for end of season interest is definitely Autumn Joy Sedum 
Butterflies, such as the Monarch, really love this plant, too. The large, flat flowers make perfect landing pads for them to land on and feast on the nectar. They'll "fill up" at this flower buffet, then continue on their long migration.


 Specialty Perennials

Flamenco Orange Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
23" Tall & Wide
This Cone Flower produce very large, single flowers with bright orange-red petals surrounding a brown cone. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. However keeping some dried flower heads on the plants in fall will provide food for wintering song birds.

Fan Scarlet Cardinal Flower

Zone 4 - 5

Full Sun
16" Tall
12" Wide
Long spikes of large, bright red flowers bloom in summer


Phlox

Magnus Purple Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
48" Tall
24" Wide
Magnus is a distinctive, vigorous and large growing cone flower cultivar. The bright reddish-pink petals of its huge flowers are held flat as they radiate out from the cone, instead of curving backwards as is typical of most coneflowers.

Japanese Spurge

Zone 4 - 5

Shade to Part Shade
11" Tall
An excellent deer resistant groundcover for small shady areas. This improved selection has attractive evergreen stems with extra-glossy, bright green leaves. Tiny white flowers begin to appear in the spring. Spreads to form a dense carpet. Perfect for mass plantings under large trees in a shade to dappled sunlight setting.


Elijah Blue Fescue

USDA Zone 4 - 11

Full Sun
24" Tall
24" Wide
'Elijah Blue' Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant 'Elijah Blue' in borders, rock gardens, or as groundcover to create year-round visual interest in the garden. In late spring and early summer, blonde seed heads appear on tall stems. Compact forms are great for small gardens and containers, and wont overtake its companions in the garden. 

 Brunnera, Queen of Hearts

Zone 3 - 7

​16" Tall

Heart-shaped leaves have a silver overlay and a narrow band of dark green veining. Baby blue, forget-me-not type blossoms.


Early Bird Gold Gloriosa Daisy

Zone 3 - 6

Full Sun
12" to 24" Tall & Wide
A must have perennial! Early Bird Gold Rudbeckia produces wave after wave of bright golden yellow, 3-4" daisies from late spring to fall on a nicely branching plant. This exciting new day-length neutral and thusly free flowering Black-Eyed Susan


Maiden Grass

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
6' to 8' Tall
2' to 3' Wide
An attractive clumping ornamental grass with fine-textured, silver-green blades that turn golden-bronze after first frost. A great specimen for adding texture to shrub borders and perennial beds, or for massing as a screen.

Key West Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Part Shade to Full Shade
16"
This pretty plant has light pink flowers on reddish stems over dark green, burgundy tinted foliage. It frequently reblooms and stays attractive even as the flowers fade, plus shows good drought tolerance compared to other astilbe plants. The foliage color is best in cool climates and will green up in the heat of the summer.

King of Hearts Bleeding Heart

USDA Zone 2 - 8 

Full Shade to Part Shade
12" Tall
12" Wide
With a compact growth habit, 'King of Hearts' Bleeding Heart produces blooms in arching sprays of hot pink, heart-shaped flowers. Fern-like, emerald green foliage forms a mound and lasts throughout the season in shady areas and woodland gardens
These are reliable, lacy, constant bloomers. Easy care, one of my favorite, very old school.

Bleeding Hearts

Burgundy Beardtongue   DAKOTA™

Zone 3 - 8

Full Sun
18" to 24"
Glossy, purple-black foliage combines with masses of tubular, lavender-violet flowers, bringing dramatic color and contrast to mixed beds, borders, hillsides, meadows, and naturalized gardens. Hardy, heat, and humidity tolerant, with an upright, compact habit, perfect for a sunny, easy-care landscape.


  Black-Eyed Susan / Rudbeckia

 Speedwell

 Stormy Skye Daylily

USDA Zone 4

Full Sun to Part Sun
Height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 7 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Bud Count: 10-15
Branching: 3-way
Bloom Traits: Watermark
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: green yellow throat, mauve with a light mauve watermark


CHINENSIS VISIONS Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Full Shade to Part Shade
More drought-tolerant than other Astilbes, 'Visions' performs superbly in dry spots. Low-growing, fern-like foliage is topped by deep, magenta-pink plumes and is a perfect addtion to shade and part-shade spots. While this beauty can turns heads by looks alone, you'll likely find yourself drawn to its ability to thrive in the mid-summer garden.

Abiqua Drinking Gourd Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Full Shade to Part Shade
24" Tall
38" Wide
This medium-sized selection has frosty blue leaves that are cupped, and will actually hold water. Pale lavender flowers appear in July. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. Good slug resistance.

European Ostrich Fern

USDA Zone 3 - 7 

Part Shade to Shade
24" to 36" Tall
An excellent fern for woodland gardens and damp areas such as edging around a pond, with large, graceful, light green fronds that resemble showy ostrich plumes. Spreads slowly by underground stems.

Granada Gold Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
24" Tall
18" Wide
Golden yellow, overlapping flowers contrast with very dark green leaves. More gold than the bright yellow color of Lemon Yellow Improved.
Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds

Patriot Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Sun
18" Tall
15" Wide
The foliage is dark green with a broad, wavy margin of pure white, creating an especially strong and highly visible contrast. It quite literally brings light to shade.

Wine Common Periwinkle

Zone 3 - 6

Full Shade to part Shade
6" Tall
A lush, trailing ground cover that thrives in the deepest of shade. Unique deep purple to magenta colored blossoms appear above lustrous green foliage. This evergreen perennial is perfect for planting beneath tree canopies, or cascading over a low wall or container.


So Sweet Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 3 - 8

Full Shade to Full Sun
18" Tall & Wide
Wonderfully fragrant white flowers make a nice display in late summer. Glossy dark green leaves are edged in creamy white with chartreuse streaks. Grows quickly, about twice as wide as tall, making it an excellent border edging or mass planting.

Hot Lips Turtlehead

USDA Zone 4 - 6

Full Shade to Part Shade
24" Tall & Wide
Cheerful spikes of pink snapdragon-like flowers emerge above the spreading foliage in late summer. Ideal middle-of-the-border plant for contrasting color and foliage among dwarf shrubs. Thrives in shaded settings and prefers moist conditions. 


Spikenard, Golden Japanese

USDA Zone 4 - 6

Part Shade to Shade
A great perennial for shade
A sensational tall accent for a semi-shaded border or woodland garden. Each spring, brilliant yellow foliage emerges from a broad clump to create a grand, tree-like display. In late summer, sprays of white flowers climax in fireworks of shiny purplish black berries. An herbaceous perennial.

Dark n' Bright Coral Bells   SIRENS' SONG™

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Part Sun to Part Shade
12" Tall 18" Wide
This captivating new coral bells sends up sprays of hot pink blooms in late spring that lure hummingbirds to the garden and features some of the darkest foliage to be found. The ruffled purple-red leaves add stunning depth to gardens and mixed containers. Evergreen in mild winter areas; an herbaceous perennial in colder regions. A Monrovia exclusive.

 Blanket Flower / Gaillardia

Blanco Coneflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
24" Tall
Plant Sombrero Blanco in full sun and average soil and it will reward you with snow-white blooms all season. It is compact – only 2’ high and wide - but covers itself in white daisy-like flowers with high gold-colored central cones for months on end.
Blanco is well-suited to perennial borders, natural meadows, butterfly or pollinator gardens and wildlife gardens. They are perfect for containers and are stars in the cutting garden. Cut as many as you want – they will reflower freely.

Eden's Twinkle Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Part Shade to Full Shade
24"
Eden's Twinkle Astilbe has masses of beautiful plumes of creamy white flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its deeply cut ferny compound leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Sagae Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Shade to Shade
18" Tall
36" Wide
 Offers large, blue-green leaves with wide gold margins that turn creamy-white by midsummer, about the same time its white-lavender flowers show themselves. Resists slug damage

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Empress Wu Shadowland

USDA Zone 3 - 9

Part Shade to Shade
48" Tall

72" Wide
The largest known Hosta available! This massive plant forms a gigantic upright mound of huge, thick, dark green leaves topped with pale reddish violet flowers. It will make a fantastic statement in your shade garden!


Coral Bells

Astilbe

 Penstemon / Beardtongue

Ghost Fern

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full to Part Shade
18" Tall
A vigorous and easy to grow fern with a neat, formal, upright mound of rigid, silver-green fronds with deep purple midribs. Perfect for the woodland garden as a backdrop to hostas or paired with coral bells. Thrives in moist, shady settings, though more tolerant of brief dry spells than most ferns of its type.

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Baptisia, Vanilla Cream

Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
30" Tall
39" Wide
Pastel yellow buds open to creamy vanilla flowers atop the compact clump of grey-green foliage which emerges bronze in spring. Smaller size; well-suited to urban landscapes.


Avens Werner Arends

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun to Part Sun
12" to 16" Tall & Wide
     Brilliant, semi-double, orange flowers rise above the neat tufts of green, lobed foliage. An easy, low maintenance addition to borders and rock gardens with continuous blooms that will provide dynamic color and interest over a long season.        


Allium

Russian Sage

USDA Zone 4 - 9

Full Sun
24" to 36" Tall
Blooms Summer to Fall
Cut back to 12" in the fall
The abundant, spiky clusters of flowers bloom from late spring until autumn, almost completely obscuring the leaves. Use Russian sage as a ground cover for open areas or as a specimen plant.

Blue Speedwell Ronica™

USDA Zone 4 - 6
Full Sun to Part Sun
18" Tall & Wide
Speedwell is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial. This selection is compact yet vigorous and features masses of long, bright blue, flower spikes over a mound of healthy, fresh green leaves. Blooming begins in late spring and re-blooming will occur in the fall if you cut back midsummer. Terrific for cutting. Removing faded spikes will encourage more buds to form. Great near the edge of a sunny border, or in mixed containers. Easy and colorful. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Good resistance to powdery mildew and rust.

Red Blanket Flower Barbican™

Zone 4 - 6

Full Sun
12" to 18" Tall
Twice the flower power with a much more dense, rounded habit than others. A carefree perennial with vibrant flowers that bloom nearly nonstop all season. Perfect for hot sunny borders and cutting gardens.


Yellow-Red Ring Blanket Flower Barbican™

Zone 4 - 6

Full Sun
14" to 18" Tall
Twice the flower power with a much more dense, rounded habit than others. A carefree perennial with vibrant flowers that bloom nearly nonstop all season. Perfect for hot sunny borders and cutting gardens

Vision in Red Astilbe

​USDA Zone 3 - 8 

Full Sun to Full Shade
15" Tall & Wide
Tall feathery blooms of reddish purple rise above deep bronze-green foliage. This more heat and drought tolerant selection thrives in dappled shade. Valued for their airy quality, the flowers are excellent for cutting. Seed heads add interest to the winter garden. Great in mass plantings.

Windy City

Zone 4 - 5

 Part Sun to Full Sun
Richly colored Ornamental Onion blooms in midsummer with violet purple flowers. Dark purple-toned stems add depth to the display of 2" bloom clusters. Forms nice clumps. Strong stems. Attracts butterflies, resists deer. Grow Allium 'Windy City' in mass plantings, rock gardens, mixed borders, and butterfly gardens.


Chocolate Shogun Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

​Full Shade to Part Shade
20" Tall & Wide
'Chocolate Shogun' Astilbe is a one of kind, with unique, dark purple-brown foliage and pale pink blooms that form on upright spires. An easy way to add long lasting color to any part-shade to full-shade garden, 'Chocoltae Shogun' tends to be more tolerant of sun than other Astilbes, but still requires moist soil.​

Solomon's Seal Variegated

USDA Zone 4 - 6

Part Shade to Shade
Shade in the garden is often viewed as a disadvantage, but that is a short-sighted view because without shade, it would be impossible to grow the truly beautiful variegated Solomon’s Seal.
This  perennial grows up to two feet tall with gracefully arching stems that are produced from the densely branched rhizomatous root system. The root system has the capacity to form large colonies. The leaves grow up to four inches long and are bordered with a wide white margin that makes it glow in a shady site in the garden.
In May, one-inch long drooping white flowers are produced in pairs under the stem at the juncture of each leaf, creating a delicate, but easily missed, floral display. The fruits,  are a series of single-seeded blue-black berries that follow in June. 


Gayfeather

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Frankly Scarlet

FEATURES
Bright scarlet orange flowers are produced above dark green leaves. Leave the flowers intact into winter to watch birds come to eat!
Fragrant Flower
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies
Garden Height:  26 - 28 Inches 
Spread:  16 - 20 Inches 

 Ginko Craig Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Shade to Shade
12" Tall
24" Wide
Very drought tolerant once established, they will look their best if provided ample moisture and light fertilization in spring. They can grow in sandy to clay soils. They are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and can be grown under black walnut trees.

Fever Coneflower,   EMBERS™,  Evolution™

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
24" Tall
18" Wide
No summer perennial garden should be without coneflowers, which sail through heat and some drought with ease, typically blooming into fall. This one sports large red blooms on a tidy, well-branching plant that makes it ideal for adding bold color to mixed borders, containers, and cutting gardens.

Titan Skye™ Daylily

USDA Zone 4

This prolific, reblooming daylily features huge burnt-orange flowers with exceptionally frilly petal edges and a bright yellow eye. This easy care compact plant tolerates a range of soils and can be tucked into nearly any garden to add reliable summer color. 
Light Needs
Full sun
Water Needs
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Golden Sphere Tickseed   Solanna™

Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
12" Tall & Wide
Make no mistake, these puffy golden yellow pom-poms belong to a perennial Coreopsis!   Medium green compact foliage is topped with the fully double blooms from early to late summer. Routine deadheading will prolong the beauty. Grows 10-12” in full sun.


Colorado Gold®  Treasure Flower

USDA Zone 4 - 10

Full Sun
4" to 6" Tall
12" Wide
Gazania Colorado Gold® (Colorado Gold® Treasure Flower) is a long-blooming, cold hardy perennial that covers itself with bright-yellow daisy-type flowers


Fire and Ice Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Shade to Shade
16" Tall
24" Wide
Fire and Ice is a variegated Hosta, with pure white leaves with dark green edging. This hosta produces long lasting lavender blooms and is perfect for shade gardens. Plant as a border and or in containers for continuous color and texture

 Cherry Berry Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Full Shade to Part Sun
10" Tall
16" Wide
A narrow lance shaped leaves edged in deep green and creamy in the center sets off the red petioles and red marked flower scape; striking plant.

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Wheee!

USDA Zone 3 - 9

Part Shade to Shade
24" Tall

28" Wide
This delightfully fun, extremely ruffled hosta makes a distinctive specimen in shade gardens and containers. Its green leaves have cream margins which widen as the plants mature, and the leaves are of good substance, making them more slug resistant. Light lavender flowers appear midseason.


Golden Prayers Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 4 - 8

Part Shade
12" Tall
16" Wide
A compact, mound-forming, deciduous perennial bearing broadly ovate to heart-shaped, wrinkled, veined, golden yellow to yellow-green leaves and upright scapes bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, pale lavender flowers in summer.

Jack Frost Siberian Bugloss

Zone 4 - 5

Part Sun
15" Tall 
Prized for its large highly frosted and veined heart-shaped leaves. Brunnera Jack Frost produces a truly spectacular display in the shade, even more so when in bloom with its bright blue Forget-me-not flowers in spring. Will multiply politely.


Praying Hands Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 3 - 8

Part Shade to Shade
14" Tall
Very different from any other Hosta, 'Praying Hands' has narrow upright foliage that looks like hands folded in prayer. Perfect as an accent plant for shade or in containers, this Hosta offers a unique form..

Rainforest Sunrise Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 3 - 9

Shade to Part Shade
10" to 12" Tall & Wide
Emerges light green but quickly develops dramatic dark green border around radiant gold centers. Light lavender flowers complete the package on this


Mexican Hat

USDA Zone 4 - 6

Full Sun
18" Tall & Wide
15-24" tall x 18" wide. Mexican Hat is the mahogany-red colored form of Prairie Coneflower that blooms from mid-summer into fall. A good naturalizing wildflower, it attracts bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant.
'Mexican Hat' is a heavy bloomer, with a mature plant producing hundreds of flowers with the distinctive mahogany-red petals edged in yellow.


Lemon Yellow Improved Coneflower   Sombrero®

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
Noted for its long blooming season, Echinacea 'Sombrero Lemon Yellow' is a vibrant Coneflower with an abundance of brilliant golden-yellow flowers, 3 in. across adorned with a skirt of wide, overlapping, drooping petals surrounding a copper central cone.

Caradonna Meadow Sage

USDA Zone 4 - 9

Full Sun
18" to 24" Tall 
Blooms Summer to fall
Spikes of violet-blue flowers on striking purple-black stems rise above the contrasting gray-green leaves. Especially effective in mass plantings, but also nice for mixed borders and containers. A great fresh or dried cut flower.


 Tickseed / Coreopsis

Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle

Zone 4 - 6

Full Shade to Part Shade
10" to 12" Tall
Ground Cover
Scalloped blue-green margins and shimmering silvery centers brighten shady gardens and create a dramatic backdrop for the masses of small, tubular orchid pink flowers. More vigorous and resistant to foliage disease than other varieties.


Vision in White Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Part Shade
18" Tall & Wide
The 'Visions in White' is a robust plant with linen-white plumes that offer a striking contrast against the mound of glossy, dark bronze green, lacy foliage. These mid-summer blooming beauties are also ideal for containers, and gardens on the edge of woodlands.

American Maidenhair Fern

USDA Zone 3 - 8 

Part Shade to Shade
12" to 22" Tall
American maidenhair ferns are probably the first plants that come to mind when you think of a shade garden. With their lacy, airy foliage and their capacity to grow with practically no sun at all, they are ideal candidates. The maidenhair fern is certainly a plant to recommend for shade gardens everywhere.

Orange Tickseed  SUNSTAR™

Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
26" Tall & Wide
Loads of large, vivid, citrus-hued, red-splashed, sun-loving blooms from late spring through the heat of summer. This well-behaved, easy-care plant with vibrant color, mildew resistant foliage and a long bloom season


Ferns

Kobold Gayfeather

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
36" Tall
30" Wide
This more compact cultivar forms low grassy clumps which produce recurring spikes of showy pink blossoms. Naturally adapted to meadow gardens, but equally at home in sunny beds and borders. A long-lasting flower, excellent for cut flower arrangements.

 Red-Leafed Mukdenia

Zone 3 - 6

Part Shade to Part Sun
8" Tall
Fanned, maple-like leaves emerge bright green in spring, age to bronze-green, and by summer mature to green with bright red streaks. In early spring, white bell-shaped flowers dance above the foliage. Excellent for use as a groundcover for woodland gardens, an accent for borders, or to tuck into containers. 


Red Sentinel Astilbe

​USDA Zone 4 - 8 

Full Shade to Part Shade
24"
One of the best red Astilbes, Astilbe 'Red Sentinel'  features vibrant crimson red flower plumes borne on erect, mahoghany-red stems. Standing out in shady borders, they rise gracefully in early - mid summer above an attractive mound of fern-like deep green, glossy foliage

Verde Beardtongue DAKOTA™

Zone 3 - 7

Full Sun
18" to 24" Tall
Not everyone wants dark leaves all the time so here is a unique lovely green leaf form of this tough, super hardy perennial. Fresh and glossy green leaves on a short, compact plant all summer. Showy lavender to violet flowers beginning in June. Fall shows off the lovely dark seed heads and tints the foliage dark purple.


Southern Comfort Coral Bells

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Part Shade
16" Tall & Wide
This hybrid Coral Bells selection is a terrific choice for adding a touch of colour towards the front of a border. The large lobed leaves are an unusual tone of cinnamon peach, changing to copper and amber as they mature. Sprays of creamy-white flowers rise taller in late summer.

Perennials

Porcupine Grass

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
6' to 8' Tall
2' Wide
Porcupine Miscanthus Grass is a great choice, it stands out from the rest with its exciting variegated foliage and its unique, stiff, upright habit.
Alternating bands of vibrant greens and yellows give this hardy grass a fantastic look. Reddish plumes emerge around August. Plumes last well into winter holding our interest for months!
Plant in full to part sun for best results. Porcupine Grass is adaptable to any soil, but prefers a moist, well-drained soil. This hardy grass is deer, pest, and disease resistant and rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant! This tough plant even thrives in urban  areas!

Daylilies

Forever®  Red Coral Bells

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Part Shade
14" Tall & Wide
This lovely, fast growing Coral Bell has the reddest leaves ever, a great crown, and it is a vigorous grower. The leaves are cut and somewhat ruffled and reddest in the spring and fall when the temperatures are cooler. The 14″ spikes with white flowers in mid summer complement and contrast with the foliage

Berry Bright™  Saxifrage

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Part Sun
12" Tall
Brighten the cool season garden with sprays of vibrant magenta-pink flower clusters held above compact mounds of fantastic, bronze-tinged foliage. Plant this quintessential woodland garden perennial along pathway borders, in a lightly shaded rock garden, or add for contrast to mixed container plantings.


Fire Dance Dwarf Poker

USDA Zone 4 - 9

Full Sun
Summer Bloom
18" Tall & Wide
Native to South Africa, this is one of the shortest, prettiest and most reliably cold-hardy species in its genus. Coral-red and yellow flower spikes grow atop a thick clump of narrow, arching, blue-green foliage. Well-suited to small city gardens and containers. Evergreen in mild winter regions.


Hosta

 Baptisia

Bowles' Common Periwinkle

Zone 4 - 5

Full Shade to Part Shade
6" Tall
Bowles Periwinkle groundcover is an improved form of the common Periwinkle with larger azure-blue flowers and glossy dark green leaves. This is an excellent ground cover due to working in shady locations and having beautiful blue flowers. It will grow to around 6 to 8 inches tall. Needs to be planted in well-drained soils. As a groundcover, space plants 4-5 ft. apart. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in. Pruning time is in early spring.


Midnight Rose Coral Bells

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Part Shade
16" Tall & Wide
The most exciting new Coral Bell to come along in many seasons, these blooms are so heat and humidity tolerant, they'll keep bright even in the dog days of August! By summer, the softly lobed leaves of pure black turn to a royal purple and light pink, even showing cream highlights. Unbelievably showy!

Whirlwind Plantain Lily

USDA Zone 3 - 8

Part Shade to Full Shade
2' Tall & 2' Wide
Whirlwind’ is a medium size perennial with heart shaped, twisted, mixed white, yellowish, and yellowish-green leaves with dark green edges. Funnel shaped, lavender flowers bloom on straight, leafy 20 inch stems in the midseason. Hardy perennials for shaded gardens with large, bold leaves often marked with contrasting colors. Leaves range in shape from round to lance-shaped, and colors can be yellow to green to blue, often with white, yellow or green marginal markings. Lavender or white flowers grow on stalks in early summer. Wonderful contrast when planted with small-leaved plants, adding texture to the landscape.

Lobelia

Northwind Switch Grass

USDA Zone 4 - 9

Full Sun to Part Sun
5' Tall
38" Wide
Switchgrass Northwind is an extremely-hardy, native grass that thrives in any sunny spot. Gorgeous, steel-blue leaf blades change to a golden yellow in the autumn months, making it the perfect backdrop for your favorite flowering-plants!

Blazing Skye™  Daylily

USDA Zone 4 
Full Sun to Part Sun
36" Tall & Wide

Chocolate Fountain Stonecrop   Evolution™

USDA Zone 4 - 9

Full Sun
10" Tall
Spreading
The plant grows in a clump, which comprises multiple stems of a reddish-purple color. As the clump expands, the number of such items will increase. Leaves of a dull purple color (some green is mixed in, too, if you look up-close) encircle the stems. From a distance, what you basically see is a dark plant: that's the operative word here.

Yellow Yarrow Desert Eve™

Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
20" Tall
Yarrow is on butterflies’ favorite plant list and the large bright mustard-yellow flower clusters form a perfect landing pad for them. The compact upright habit of foliage has a pleasant spicy scent that persists even when used in dried arrangements. Earlier flowering than typical Achillea varieties, plus compact growth and flower clusters up to 4” across make this series especially desirable.


Bellflower

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Prairie Winds

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun
36" - 48" Tall
36"  - 48" Wide
This large fountain grass makes a beautiful focal point in the fall garden. Showy bottlebrush-shaped flowers emerge dusky purple and age to tan atop the upright vase-shaped clump of green foliage which takes on red, orange, and gold tones in fall. Improvement over older cultivars in habit, flowering performance, and fall color.

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Big Bluestem

USDA Zone 3 - 9 

Full Sun
55" Tall
24" Wide
Emerges deep green to purple. Matures to black leaves by fall. Great for height.

Little Cuties™  Shimmer Coral Bells

USDA Zone 4 - 9 
Part Sun
18" Tall & Wide
This tough LITTLE CUTIE™ blooms and blooms and blooms! Enjoy deep pink flowers above dense crowns with striking silver green leaves. Extra compact and perfect for tight spaces — beautiful light green foliage that reflects light back at you to ‘Shimmer’ with profuse, bright candy pink flowers. Wonderful in containers, borders,  or mixed beds.

Pristar™  Deep Blue Bellflower

USDA Zone 4 - 9 

Full Sun to Part Sun
12" Tall
10" wide
Carpathian Bellflowers are extremely popular for edging or growing in the sunny rock garden. Plants form low cushion-shaped mounds of small green leaves, with loads of upfacing bell-shaped blooms beginning in early summer. It has large deep blue flowers. Remove spent flowers to encourage more buds to form. Clumps may be easily divided in early to mid spring if desired, but wait a few years to divide.

Orange Tickseed  SUNSTAR™

Zone 4 - 9 
Full Sun
16" Tall & Wide
Rich color for a sunny summer garden with this stunning new Monrovia exclusive from the Sunstar™ series. The large, red-eyed, molten gold-colored blooms smother the green, feathery, mildew resistant foliage of this easy-care, well-behaved plant, providing a long season of vibrant color