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Perennials

We carry a large variety of potted perennials, ready for your garden.

  • Hostas
  • Ornammental Grasses
  • Ferns and other shade tolerant perennials
  • Abundant flowers

Below you will find our most popular varieties. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please call, we may just have it in the Nursery.

Hosta-Fire-and-Ice

Fire and Ice Hosta

‘Fire and Ice’, is a fabulous mid-sized hosta with rugged, broad-deep-green-edged, heart shaped white centered leaves. ‘Fire and Ice’ shows up nicely in the landscape, due to the intensity of its colors, and is a superb edging plant as well as a plant for large scale massing. .


Zone: 4
Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 18″
Spread: 24″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Variegated many greens and white
Flower: Pinkish purple

 Hosta-Patriot

Patriot Hosta


‘Patriot’ is exceptionally popular among the medium sized hostas, for the following reason ‘Patriot’ is among the most clean foliaged of all hosta cultivars and patterned in such unique manner as to be easily distinguished. A bit seersuckered overall, the lovely heart shaped leaves are deeply veined and decorated, during summer, with a nice display of lavender flowers.
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Zone: 4
Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 18″
Spread: 18″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Variegated green and white
Flower: Lavender

 Hosta-Striptease

Striptease Hosta

Each Deep green narrowly heart shaped leaf is centered with a narrow strip of gold, and each gold center is bordered with strips of milky white–hence the name ‘Striptease’. Considered a “collector’s” hosta, ‘Striptease’ is reasonably priced, blooms with violet trumpet shaped flowers, mid to late summer, and like all hostas, becomes better with age. .


Zone: 4
Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 21″
Spread: 30″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Bright green with cream & gold accents
Flower: Lavender

 Hosta-Touch-of-Class

Touch of Class Hosta

Characterized by doubly thick, slug resistant, chartreuse-centered, extra wide iridescent-blue margined leaves, ‘Touch of Class’ lives up to its name and provides a dramatic effect in the landscape. It is great for edging, accent, and specimen use. Flowering mid-summer atop 2 foot scapes, it makes a nice show of soft lavender flowers.

Zone: 4

Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 12″
Spread: 30″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Green and chartruese
Flower: Lavender

 Herrenhausen-Shield-Fern

Herrenhausen Shield Fern

Vigorous, handsome semi-evergreen fern displaying soft, spreading dark green fronds arranged in a distinctive shuttlecock-like shape. Refreshing accent plant for shade gardens. Provides an elegant textural contrast among hostas and other bold-leaved plants. .
Zone: 5
Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 18-24″
Spread: 24-30″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Deep Green

 Japanese-Painted-Fern

Japanese Painted Fern

Even the most demanding gardener will appreciate the uniqueness of this colorful Asian exotic. Once you see how lovely the bluish gray and maroon flushed fronds appear when elevated upon deep wine colored petioles, you will find a home for this fern in every landscape. .

Zone: 5
Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 14″
Spread: 12-18″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Blueish grey with maroon variegation

 Maidenhair-Himalayan-Fern

Maidenhair Himalayan Fern

An easy growing fern from the Mountains of China, Himalayan maidenhair is one of the all time great ferns for the temperate climate shade garden. It is a slow creeper with lovely lacy fine textured many-segmented foliage carried upon wiry thin, shiny black stems. Himalayan maidenhair can be used for ground cover, accent, and looks great cascading over rock ledges. .

Zone: 5
Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 10″
Spread: 18″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Bright green with black stems

 Adiago

Adiago

Tough, drought-tolerant, and hardy, this superb cultivar is exceptional. Not only is it dwarf and compact, making it excellent in the smaller landscape, it gives a lovely display of narrow, silvery-gray foliage topped during early fall by pink florets that turn white in maturity. .

Zone: 5
Exposure: Full Sun to part shade
Height: 3′
Spread: 24-30″
Shape: Clumping and arching
Foliage: Medium Green

 Blue-eyed-Grass

Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) can be a shy, retiring plant at times. They start opening their eyes in early June and continue to look around all through June. Their medium green grass-like leaves fade into the background and mingle shyly with all the plants around them. Flowers may close in the heat of the day. .

Zone: 5
Exposure: Sun to light shade
Height: 6-12″
Spread: 12″
Shape: Upright
Foliage: Medium green
Flower: Blue with yellow eye

 Dwarf-Hameln-Fountain-Grass

Dwarf Hameln Fountain Grass

This superb selection differs from the species in being more compact with darker green foliage. The flower spikes are 3″ to 4″ long, pale green in mid-summer, and mature creamy tan. ‘Hameln’ is best in moist, fertile, well drained soils, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Popular for mass planting or accent, ‘Hameln’ is a good choice where a neat, compact, low maintenance plant is desired. .

Zone: 5
Exposure: Sun to light shade
Height: 2.5′
Spread: 24-30″
Shape: Upright
Foliage: Green

 Japanese-Forest-Grass-Aureo

Jap. Forest Grass, Aureola

Japanese forest grass is an attractive, graceful plant that grows slowly and is not invasive. The grass gets 18 to 24 inches tall and has an arching habit with long flat, foliar blades. These arching blades sweep from the base and gracefully re-touch the earth. .

Zone: 4
Exposure: Light to deep shade
Height: 18-24″
Spread: 18-24″
Shape: Mounding
Foliage: Bright green and gold, develops pink tink in fall

 Blue-Heaven-Blue-Stem

Blue Heaven Blue Stem

‘Blue Heaven’ was selected by the University of Minnesota for its taller, upright habit, and phenomenal foliage color that begins dark blue with burgundy accents, then turns dark blue-purple, and after a few frosts, dark red. It flowers from late summer into early fall, and resists drought. .

Zone: 4
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Height: 3′
Spread: 18-24″
Shape: Upright
Foliage: Dark Blue with burgundy accents

 Morning-Light-Japanese-Silv

Morning Light Japanese Silver Grass

Compact with fine textured gently arching silvery foliage, this selection combines well with other pastels such as the flowers of Russian sage or Sedum `Brilliant’. It also tolerates a bit of shade and like the other species of Japanese silver grass, it is easy to grow and adds interest to the winter landscape. `Morning Light’ is a late fall-bloomer that is appreciated mainly for its foliage. Its purplish silvery plumes are narrow and produced slightly above the foliage. .

Zone: 5
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Height: 4.5′
Spread: 30-36″
Shape: Clumping, Upright and arching
Foliage: Green with white mid stripe

 Shenandoah-Switch-Grass

Shenandoah Switch Grass

Perhaps the shortest Panicum, ‘Shenandoah’ might be considered a taller more durable substitute for Imperata ‘Red Baron’ as its foliage becomes red by June and becomes more intensely colored as the season progresses. ‘Shenandoah’, like other switch grasses, is tolerant of dry and infertile soils and is excellent for naturalizing and large scale ground cover use. .

Zone: 4
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Height: 3′
Spread: 24-30″
Shape: Clumping, Upright
Foliage: Green

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please call, we may just have it in the Nursery.