Knock Out Roses
These easy to grow roses do not require special care and are the most disease resistant rose on the market. Featuring stunning flower power that continues until hard frost this is an excellent landscape shrub. It’s self cleaning and requires no deadheading and normal watering We have had them in our garden for five years and they have never disappointed us.
Day Lily – Stella D’or
This is a perennial garden mainstay. A fragrant, all season bloomer that is excellent in borders and beds.One of the easiest daylily’s to grow, it needs a minimum 6 hours of daylight. Very drought tolerant and pest free, it’s a favorite in our garden and shows color all season.
This is by far one of the best border perennials available. The plants form a bushy upright clump producing a beautiful display of golden orange daisies from mid summer through fall. Excellent for cutting and attracts butterflies, this plant is also drought tolerant and great in landscapes.
Brunnera Heartleaf ‘Jack Frost’
A sight to behold! The leaves of ‘Jack Frost’ are intricately detailed with a crackle-like finish. Though the leaves are dark green, they have a heavily frosted overlay which allows only the green veining to show through. From mid to late spring, baby blue, forget-me-not type blossoms are held in clusters several inches above the shimmering foliage. Brunneras are classic perennials that are treasured for their shade tolerance and lovely blooms. They make a fantastic groundcover, though the variegated forms may be slower to spread than the species. Try growing them in containers too so they will be close at hand when you want to snip a few blooms for a spring bouquet.
Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
This plant features a delightful mix of flower colors from rich purple, pink, red and orange tones to lighter yellows, creams and white. This wide range of flower colors on well branched, durable plants do not require a lot of water and offers a wide range of uses from the perennial border, in a mass landscape planting, in a butterfly garden or as a cut flower.
Aruncus ‘Goat’s Beard’
Aruncus is a beautiful perennial for the shade garden. Its puffy head of tiny white flowers brings light to the shady corners of your yard. Be aware that the cute little Aruncus in the pot at the nursery will grow into a large, vigorous plant that will need room to spread. It is not an aggressive invader, however. It is an excellent nectar provider for butterflies and other small insects.
Karl Foerster Grass
This ornamental grass has many favorable attributes, but is without question most appreciated for its absolutely uniformly vertical form. The entire clump is rigidly upright, with each individual stalk as straight as an arrow and pointing right at the sky. Besides its prominent form, this grass has attractive feathery seed heads in late summer through fall and into winter, turning a rich gold along with the stems, making it one of the most useful design elements for the dreary months of November and December.
Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This medium-sized specimen selection has bright yellow leaves with a streaky blue-green margin. Pale lilac 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. Slugs may need to be controlled.