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$19.95, 3 for $56.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Fragrant bottlebrush flowers dance above the bronze purple foliage from late summer through early fall. They are a rich mauve-pink color when they open then lighten to white. Actaea 'Chocoholic' is a lovely selection of a native that adds wonderful texture, color, and height to the shade garden. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant.
Stunning large white blooms with lilac-blue accents. Unlike the typical Japanese hybrids that only bloom in fall, this Anemone rupicola hybrid blooms from summer until frost with continuous prolific bloom. Huge 3" to 3-1/2" white flowers have lilac-blue bands on the back of the petals. Selected in Scotland for its vigor and long flowering performance. Provide a heavy mulch around the root zone in the fall of the first two seasons to prevent frost heaving. Deer resistant.

Grow Anemone Wild SwanTM toward the front of a bed or border, it is a nicely compact selection.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
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Deep pink blooms held on dark, wiry stems in late summer to early fall. Bright yellow anthers highlight the center of the flower. Anemone 'Lucky Charm' offers an extra season of interest from the attractive foliage that starts out burgundy-violet and matures to green on top with a burgundy-violet underside. Use in borders, cottage gardens, and woodland gardens. Part shade is ideal, in sunnier sites mulch to maintain an even soil moisture. Deer resistant.
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Rose pink to lavender semi-double flowers from late summer into fall. Anemone 'Pocahontas' is very compact, upright, and vigorous. Freely flowering with good garden performance.

Anemone hybrids grow best when given consistent moisture in organically rich, well drained soils. Sun to part shade, with part shade preferred in southern zones. Makes a good cut flower. Grow Anemone 'Pocahontas' at the edge of woodland settings, in cottage gardens, and mixed borders.

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A tropical-looking golden beauty with large compound leaves that measure up to 3' long! Aralia 'Sun King' emerges with bright gold leaves held on reddish brown stems. If given at least a few hours of sun a day, the foliage will remain yellow all summer. In heavier shade, the foliage will be lime green. Quickly forms a large 4' tall clump of foliage. In mid to late summer, interesting 1-2' racemes of tiny white flowers are produced followed by deep purplish black, inedible berries. Deer resistant. Aralia 'Sun King' is an excellent plant to add a sizable bright accent to a shady spot.
Fluffy, upright trusses of lavender-pink flowers. Light sweet fragrance. Strong growing, robust plants. Blooms early to midsummer. Dense, ferny dark green foliage forms a graceful mound at the base of the plant. Astilbe prefer soil with consistent moisture, however the A. chinensis in the parentage of 'Heart and Soul' allows it to tolerate slightly dryer conditions and a bit more sun. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 
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Dense spires of pink flowers are displayed in mid to late summer against a backdrop of pleasing deep green foliage. Robust and floriferous. When established, this variety tolerates less moisture than the typical Astilbe, thanks to its A. chinensis parentage. Grow Astilbe 'Vision in Pink' in the shady border, its ferny foliage is an attractive contrast for broad leaved Hosta and Heuchera.
Abundant, full feathery plumes of soft pink flowers in summer. Astilbe 'Country and Western' is a fast growing prolific bloomer with shiny deep green foliage ideal for shady gardens and containers. Dense, bushy habit. Astilbe prefer moisture retentive, well drained soil. They pair well with Hosta, Heuchera, and Helleborus. Deer resistant.
Vivid cerise plumes in summer on well proportioned plants. Blooms approximately two weeks earlier than most Astilbe, so it can extend the season for this popular shade plant. This series of Astilbe offers a much higher flower count and a compact, rounded habit. Astilbe appreciate moist soil, but this series is more tolerant of higher temperatures and dryer conditions than typical varieties.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Fine texture creates an elegant and airy touch. Fascinating compact form of the beautiful Victoria Lady Fern. Fronds have slender, deep green leaflets arranged in a criss-cross pattern and end with a distinct small crest. Athyrium 'Dre's Dagger' provides a long season of interest. Prefers partially shaded locations with rich organic soil. Deciduous.
Frilly and bright green! Compact in size, this fantastic deciduous fern has a fresh, full, and unique look for the garden and creates striking greenery in pots. Athyrium 'Lady in Lace' prefers rich, moisture retentive, well-drained soil.

$22.95, 3 for $63.00
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A beautiful selection of our native Lady Fern with upright lacy, light green foliage displayed on vibrant red stems. New fronds emerge throughout the season to keep the plants looking fresh. Athyrium 'Lady in Red' is an easily grown, slowly spreading, deciduous fern.

Lady Ferns prefer partial shade and an organic, moisture retentive soil. Relatively tolerant of dryer soil as compared to many other Ferns. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 
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Petite addition to the shade garden! Fresh green fronds on this smaller version of the beloved Lady Fern. It grows in outward swirls to form a full clump. The compact habit makes Athyrium 'Minutissimum' ideal for small gardens, containers, and to combine with small and miniature Hosta. Easily grown in organic, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Will tolerate drier soils than many other ferns. A deciduous fern. Deer resistant.

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Semi-double flowers emerge snow-white and take on a light pink glow to brighten the early spring garden. Winter foliage is very dark with red and purple highlights. Blooms rise above compact foliage mounds just 10" tall. Bergenia have semi-evergreen, leathery, glossy foliage that is the perfect backdrop for the abundance of flowers. Plant Bergenia DragonflyTM 'Angel Kiss' in mass, in containers, or along the front of a border. Deer resistant.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Cute as a button with deep pink flowers on short stems above shiny green leaves. Large blooms on petite plants provide a very showy display in early spring. Very floriferous, a one year old clump of Bergenia 'Flirt' had over thirty flower spikes. Winter foliage is clean, shiny, and almost black. Deer resistant. Grow Bergenia 'Flirt' in containers, front of border, or in mixed beds.
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Pink, satiny blossoms open in early spring. Shiny, narrow leaves look much like the wings of a dragonfly. Foliage turns to a rich plum-red in winter. Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' is a lovely garden specimen with a long season of interest.

Bergenia have semi-evergreen, leathery, glossy foliage that is the perfect backdrop for the abundance of flowers. Deer resistant. Grow in mass plantings, containers, or along the front of a border.


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Bright pink blooms on upright stems that are nicely branched to hold extra flowers! Forms a large, tight and upright plant that blooms so heavily, it could be mistaken for an Azalea from a distance. The 10-12" tall clump of foliage turns satiny purple-black in the fall and winter, making a gorgeous foil for the early to mid spring blooms. Foliage greens up as the season progresses.

Grow Bergenia 'Spring Fling' in the front of the border, in mass, or in containers. Very tolerant of soil conditions, but does prefer good drainage. Deer resistant.

Large, silvery white leaves lightly veined in green. This vigorous variety has thicker, non-melting leaves that stand up well to heat and humidity. Loose clusters of tiny blue flowers float above the foliage in spring. Brunnera prefer well drained, moist soil enriched with organic matter. Use Brunnera 'Silver Heart' in shady borders, woodland gardens, and mixed containers.

 
 

 
 
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Distinctive white variegation. Carex EverColor® Everest is a clump forming selection from Ireland that creates a mounding fountain of white-striped green leaves. Grow in containers and borders. Medium to moist, well-drained soil. Originated as a sport of Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'. Deer resistant.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
A noteworthy creamy gold edge on each blue-green leaf provides unique, season spanning interest. Classic fragrant white blooms that make Lily of the Valley so beloved. Deer resistant.
Bright gold spring color changes to chartreuse later in the season. This vigorous tetraploid is a sport of C. 'Cream da Mint', featuring larger flowers in May and berries in late summer. Deer resistant. Discovered by Rick Sawyer and named for the nursery where it was selected, and with memories of his friend Mildred Seaver's choice of footwear.
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Exceptionally fragrant spring flowers that are twice the size of a typical Lily of the Valley. Foliage is broader, larger, and dark green. An excellent groundcover. The photo shows 'Fortin's Giant' on the right and 'Rosea' on the left. Deer resistant.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
This rarely encountered selection of the beloved Lily of the Valley has been grown for generations in the noted English garden at Hardwick Hall. An outstanding selection distinguished both by extra broad leathery leaves each very narrowly margined with pale green and extra large, sweetly fragrant pendulous flowers. Deer resistant.
Yellow edged foliage accents this Lily of the Valley. Fragrant, white, bell-shaped blooms in early spring. Grow Convallaria 'Touch of Lemon' for its long season of interest. Great choice for a shade loving groundcover. Spreads by rhizomes. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$17.95, 3 for $50.00
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A multitude of bright rose pink flowers crowd over the mounds of lacy blue-green foliage. Vigorous and very hardy Fern-leaf Bleedingheart with abundant flowers and repeat blooming for appealing color from late spring until late summer. Prefers moisture retentive, loamy soil.

Grow Dicentra 'Amore Rose' in a woodsy garden, perennial border, or along a path. The long season of bloom makes it a perfect choice for a doorway or patio garden. (Dicentra are also known as Lamprocapnos.)

$16.95, 3 for $48.00
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The golden foliage on this Bleeding Heart glows in the shady garden. Rows of soft pink, heart-shaped flowers dangle along graceful stems in mid to late spring. Foliage retains its color into summer. Prefers moisture retentive, organic soil, but is easily grown in average, well-drained soil. (Dicentra are also known as Lamprocapnos.)
Cherry red heart-shaped flowers dangle from arching, dark red stems in spring. Dicentra Valentine® offers a different color than the typical pink form, but keeps the same tall, graceful, arching habit of the old fashioned Bleeding Heart. Grey-green lobed foliage. (Dicentra are also known as Lamprocapnos.)
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Abundant, soft pink blooms on wiry stems in early spring rise above a vigorous, spreading clump of dark green foliage. Epimedium 'Pink Elf' is a hybrid from Epimedium expert Robin White; an E. leptorrhizum and E. pubescens cross with evergreen leaves.

Spring blooming Epimedium are delicate looking plants with a strong constitution, tolerating deep shade and tree root competition. Well drained, organic soil with even moisture is ideal for Epimedium, but they are also drought resistant when established, making them an option for dry shade. Appealing, refined foliage. Long-lived perennial. Wonderful for the front of a shady bed, as a groundcover, or in woodland gardens. Deer resistant. Epimedium are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, or Fairy Wings.
In spring, sprays of large cherry-rose flowers with prominent white spurs rise above the clumps of small deciduous leaves. Epimedium 'Princess Susan' originated in the New York garden of the late Harold Epstein, one of North America's most revered plantsman and named in honor of his daughter.

Spring blooming Epimedium are delicate looking plants with a strong constitution, tolerating deep shade and tree root competition. Ideally they enjoy well drained, organic soil with even moisture, but they are also drought resistant when established, making them a great choice for dry shade. Very appealing, refined foliage. A long-lived perennial for the front of a shady bed, as a groundcover, or in woodland gardens. Deer resistant. Epimedium are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, or Fairy Wings.

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Large, elegant, pale pink flowers with extravagant spurs float above small, distinctively light green, heart-shaped leaflets. A bright and graceful star for the garden. Epimedium, also known as Barrenwort, are delicate looking plants with a strong constitution, tolerating deep shade, tree root competition and when established, drought conditions. After the spring blooms, the refined foliage continues to add appeal. Ideal for the front of a shady border or as a groundcover. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 
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Large, brightly colored flowers are rose-purple with white spurs. Spring foliage has attractive purple-red shading. The leaves of Epimedium 'Waterfall' stack and overlap to form a cascade of foliage.

Epimedium are delicate looking plants with a strong constitution, tolerating deep shade, tree root competition and when established, drought conditions. After their spring blooms, the appealing foliage provides a refined element for the shady border. Deer resistant. Epimediums are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, or Fairy Wings.


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Amazingly unique selection has compact mounds of glossy, elongated, spiny-edged leaves that are burnished and shaded with copper and red tones. As a dainty counterpoint, lemon yellow flowers create spidery candelabras above the foliage in spring. Deer resistant.
Leaves in the shape of small shields are green with purple-brown tints and heavy indentations along the veins. Epimedium 'Little Shield' has pure white flowers held above the dense, mat-forming foliage. Semi-evergreen.

Spring blooming Epimedium are delicate looking plants with a strong constitution, tolerating deep shade and tree root competition. Ideally they enjoy well drained, organic soil with even moisture, but they are also drought resistant when established, making them a great choice for dry shade. Very appealing, refined foliage. A long-lived perennial for the front of a shady bed, as a groundcover, or in woodland gardens. Deer resistant. Epimedium are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, or Fairy Wings.

 
 

 
 
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Explodes with sprays of small, silvery pink flowers held well above the foliage. The leaves fan outward only 3" tall in bloom, with flower stems to 7". A second flush of leaves reaches 10". A little direct sun encourages blooms. Epimedium 'Pink Star' is fast growing with an evergreen nature.

Spring blooming Epimedium are delicate looking plants with a strong constitution, tolerating deep shade and tree root competition. Ideally they enjoy well drained, organic soil with even moisture, but they are also drought resistant when established, making them a great choice for dry shade. Very appealing, refined foliage. A long-lived perennial for the front of a shady bed, as a groundcover, or in woodland gardens. Deer resistant. Epimedium are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, or Fairy Wings.
Meaning 'Snowstorm' in Japanese, this white and green striped grass is a unique and elegant choice for shade. When autumn arrives the leaves are striped pink. More compact than most Hakonechloa.

Grow Hakonechloa FubukiTM at the front of the garden or in containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.

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Handsome, lime-green cascading leaves turn a pinkish-red in fall and bronze in winter. Japanese Forest Grass is one of the few grasses to tolerate shade; it is an ideal companion for Hosta, ferns and other woodlanders. Hakonechloa macra is an ideal choice for growing on slopes and in containers. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Hakonechloa 'Albo-Striata' is a graceful, cascading grass with ivory white stripes running along its narrow green leaves. Hakonechloa, also known as Japanese Forest Grass, is a grass that prefers a shady site. Wonderful to contrast with the wide leaves of many Hosta varieties.

Superb for cascading over rocks, in borders or containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.

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All gold foliage makes this selection of Japanese Forest Grass a striking choice for garden plantings and containers. This highly valued grass for shade provides superb contrast with blue toned Hosta. Tolerant of morning sun. Grow Hakonechloa 'All Gold' where it can cascade down slopes or over the edges of walls, at the front of the garden, or in containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.
A very elegant ornamental Japanese Forest Grass with graceful, arching, bright yellow blades that are striped green. Tolerant of dry soils and light sun. Ideal choice for growing on slopes, cascading over walls, and in containers. Hakonechloa 'Aureola' was chosen as the 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.

 
 
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Rare and choice selection of the Japanese Forest Grass whose flowing mound of soft green foliage assumes striking red tones in fall, perfectly reflecting its cultivar name. Stunning selection. Grow Hakonechloa 'Beni-Kaze' where it can cascade down slopes or over the edges of walls, at the front of the garden, or in containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.
Amazing color throughout the season! Vibrant chartreuse to golden-yellow foliage with deep crimson tips. In fall, the colors turn to chartreuse and gold with tones of burnt orange and burgundy-red. Hakonechloa SunFlareTM has a bushy, compact habit.

Hakonechloa, also known as Japanese Forest Grass, is a grass that prefers a shady site. Wonderful to contrast with the wide leaves of Hosta. Superb for cascading over rocks, at the front edge of a border, or spilling out from containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.
Single blooms in early spring are a deep amethyst-plum, have lavender-mauve borders, and ivory anthers to accent the centers. Helleborus 'Amethyst Glow' adds intriguing color to the garden.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

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An abundance of pink flowers appear very early in the season, from mid-winter through early spring. Clusters of 6 to 9 pink buds open to light pink flowers which take on green tones as they age. The softly colored blossoms harmonize nicely with the frosty blue-green foliage. Helleborus Angel Glow® has a vigorous yet compact growth habit.

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have long lasting, very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Long lived and highly deer resistant.
Exquisite double blooms! Large, 3" flowers in pink shades ranging from light to bright lipstick pink, some with purple speckling, in early spring. Blooms retain color for up to 12 weeks for a long season of interest. Use in borders and cottage gardens, and woodland edges. Helleborus 'Ballerina Ruffles' is hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Give Hellebores light to moderate shade for best flowering. They are wonderful in mixed beds, cottage gardens, or along the sunny edge of an understory planting. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant!

Double blooms in scrumptious berry shades! Helleborus 'Berry Swirl' has some flowers in a deep rose-red, others are blended with cream for shades of deep to light orchid pink to create a pleasing mix for the spring garden.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant!

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Rich mauve purple, 2-3", double flowers in early spring. Helleborus 'Best Man' is a vigorous grower with abundant blooms. From Hans Hanson's Wedding PartyTM series of Hellebore with double flowers on plants selected for notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.

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Helleborus 'Black Diamond' has dramatic slate purple to near-black, single blossoms, 2" to 2-1/2" across in early spring. After the blooms set seed, the long lasting sepals turn a unique shade of slate green. New foliage is purple when it emerges in early spring then matures to green.

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have long lasting blooms that open in very early spring. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. These long-lived plants have handsome, leathery foliage; are tolerant of heat and humidity; and when established, drier conditions. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Highly deer resistant.

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Double white flowers with deep raspberry pink veining and picotee edges in early spring. Helleborus 'Blushing Bridesmaid' is a vigorous grower with abundant blooms. From Hans Hanson's Wedding PartyTM series of Hellebore with double flowers on plants selected for notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have long lasting, very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Long lived and highly deer resistant.
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Soft and pretty color! Pink buds open to large, creamy pink flowers that face outward. Long flowering period from late winter to early spring. Helleborus 'Camelot' is a uniform grower with a freely flowering habit and good garden performance.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

Helleborus 'Confetti Cake' has 2-1/2 to 3" double white flowers with burgundy speckling concentrated toward the center of the petals. A vigorous grower with abundant, early spring blooms. From Hans Hanson's Wedding PartyTM series of Hellebore with double flowers on plants selected for notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have long lasting, very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Long lived and highly deer resistant.
Double, fluffy, light pink flowers are the perfect addition to the early spring garden. After the subdued hues of winter, the clear pink blooms of Helleborus 'Cotton Candy' will bring a bright, fresh touch to the garden. A sweet Hellebore!

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

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Helleborus 'Flower Girl' has 2-1/2 to 3" double blooms in shades of light pink. Full and ruffly, with fresh green centers. Lovely pastel color for early spring color from this Hellebore from Hans Hanson's Wedding PartyTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have long lasting, very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Long lived and highly deer resistant.
Helleborus 'French Kiss' has large, 3 to 3-1/2", single blooms of white with raspberry pink striations. Raspberry flares and ivory anthers accent the center. From Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.
Charming, double golden, lotus-like flowers in early spring. The colors on this Hellebore range from pale creamy yellow to light lemon, and some will have red edges, speckling, or streaking on the backs. Large 2" to 3-1/2", fully double flowers have 15-20 petals per flower, giving them a very full appearance. Helleborus 'Golden Lotus' is a vigorous grower.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

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Canary yellow shines in this mix- some blooms are all yellow, but most have some red veining and red picotee edges, and sometimes a red star-burst center. Large 2"-3" flowers are downward facing like most hellebores, but the backs of the petals are marked with colorful red veining. Newly emerging foliage may display a yellow cast. Each specimen displays unique coloration.
Green is an intriguing garden color when used for the unexpected, such as it is here, for blooms instead of foliage. This green Hellebore will let you create fabulous arrangements for indoors and serene garden settings outdoors. It is a superb partner for brighter colors, or mix with white or ivory for for a crisp fresh look. Large, 3", early spring flowers in shades of apple green on floriferous plants will vary in their burgundy spotting, picotee, and veining. And even though green-flowered Hellebores have typically been known as slower growers in the past, 'Green Gambler' is just as vigorous and floriferous as the others in this series. Leathery green foliage. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

A color medley for the garden! Lovely single-flowered selections of the HoneymoonTM Series from hybridizer Hans Hansen. In his breeding work, he selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Colors in the mix include apricot, black, mauve purple, white, yellow, wine red, and pink. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Long lasting blooms. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.
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Large, 3", cream to light yellow flowers heavily splashed with strawberry to burgundy red flecks on each petal. Extraordinarily heavy flowering, Helleborus 'Ice Follies' is the most floriferous and robust member of the great Winter ThrillersTM series! Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.


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Double, 2-3", flowers in shades of light to dark pink accented with ivory anthers. Helleborus 'Maid of Honor' is a vigorous grower with abundant blooms. From Hans Hanson's Wedding PartyTM series. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.

Warm color for early spring. Large 2-3" blossoms of mango yellow to apricot with rose speckling and veining. Helleborus 'Mango Magic' is heavy blooming for great spring interest. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

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Dark, dramatic color that includes deep grey-purple, jet black, and black-purple. Abundant 2-1/2" to 3” single flowers. Helleborus 'New York Night' is a lovely selection of the HoneymoonTM Series chosen for their vigor, large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.
Fully double, very large, 3" flowers are deep purple to near-black and have 15-20 petals per flower, giving them a very full, fluffy appearance. As the season progresses, the sepals retain much of their color and remain on the flower, extending the interest long past the initial early spring bloom time. New foliage on this Hellebore is purple when it emerges in early spring, then matures to green.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

The dramatic contrast of raspberry red markings on a white bloom is multiplied on these double blooms. Helleborus 'Painted Doubles' brings wonderful, vivid color for the early spring garden with long lasting blooms.

Helleborus, also know as Lenten Rose and Hellebore, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Hellebores are long-lived perennials that are tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.


 
 
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Helleborus 'Paris in Pink' has extra large, 3-1/2 to 4", single blooms flushed with rosy plum; a hint of lime green acccents the centers. From Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Flowers are very long lasting in the garden. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.

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Large, double, pink picotee blooms. Early spring flowers are light pink with a rim of darker pink edging; the dark pink on the back of the tepals adds to the appeal. Each bloom on Helleborus 'Peppermint Ice' will show some variation. Winter Jewels® series.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

Large, 3", white flowers that have extensive deep rose-red veining, centers, and edging. Each flower has a slightly different pattern. As the flowers age, they retain their veining, remaining attractive over a long period. Helleborus 'Pink Fizz' is vigorous and very floriferous with full, bushy foliage that looks great all year.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.


 
 
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Striking color for the early spring garden! Helleborus 'Red Racer' produces very large 3-1/2", dramatic, velvety deep red to burgundy flowers highlighted by ivory-yellow anthers. The perfectly rounded flowers are held on strong stems and the plants are extremely floriferous. Attractive evergreen foliage emerges a dark mahogany color in early spring then matures to dark green. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

Helleborus 'Rio Carnival' bears dramatic light yellow flowers with heavy burgundy red speckling. Single blooms are 2-1/2" to 3” in diameter. From Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.

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Helleborus 'Rome in Red' has 3-4", single, rich maroon to wine red flowers. Ivory anthers highlight the center of the blooms. From Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Flowers are very long lasting in the garden. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.
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Light yellow flowers with vibrant maroon red flares at the center. This novel color pattern creates a beautiful contrast. Abundant 3" single blooms on this exciting Hellebore from Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have long lasting, very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Long lived and highly deer resistant.
Heavy flowering plants produce a profusion of double white blooms to light up the early spring garden. Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond' has abundant flowers to create the effect of a very full bouquet right in the garden! Attractive leathery green leaves.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.


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Clear white, 2" to 2-1/2", double flowers with a touch of fresh green at the center, blooms in early spring. Helleborus 'Wedding Bells' is a vigorous grower with abundant blooms from Hans Hanson's Wedding PartyTM series. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have long lasting, very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Long lived and highly deer resistant.
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An easy way to add variety! A mix of the double-flowered Helleborus Wedding PartyTM series from hybridizer Hans Hansen. In his breeding work, he selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Colors in the mix include black, mauve purple, white, yellow, and pink. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Long lasting blooms. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.
Ivory flowers flushed rosy-pink and streaked with green and rose provide superb, subtle color. Outward facing clusters of numerous long-lasting blooms in early spring. The flower color intensifies with time. Bold, leathery, blue-green divided evergreen leaves with year round appeal. English Hellebore introduction of outstanding merit. Use Helleborus 'Ivory Prince' at the woodland edge, along a path, or in a cottage garden.

Hellebores have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant.

Very large, 3-4", outward facing flowers are ivory with a hint of light green, and have backs of ivory with a heavy flush of rose. As the flowers mature, they take on strong rosy red tones. Helleborus Winter Sunshine® exhibits stronger flower coloration, larger blossoms, and a more vigorous growth rate compared to earlier varieties of H. ericsmithii. Glossy, thick, deep green, leathery leaves. This cultivar flowers freely for several months beginning very early in the growing season, with about 10 flowers in each cluster. Hellebores are wonderful in shady mixed beds and cottage gardens, or along the sunny edge of an understory planting. Deer resistant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (zone 4b).
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Large, 2-1/2 to 3", rounded flowers of burgundy with a blue overcast and a metallic sheen. Clusters of light creamy yellow stamens enhance the dark blooms. Blooms in early spring. Bold, handsome, dark green, leathery evergreen foliage.

Helleborus Metallic Blue Lady Strain adds wonderful deep color to the edge of a woodland garden, along paths, and in mixed beds. Hellebore are deer resistant.

Helleborus 'Honeyhill Joy' is exceptional for its generous quantities of large, outfacing, ivory white flowers with lime green centers that spread outward and add a fresh tint to the blooms. Vigorous, shiny, green foliage with a blue tinge is exceptionally weather-resistant. Enjoy the two month long show of blooms beginning in early spring. Hellebores are wonderful in shady mixed beds and cottage gardens, or along the sunny edge of an understory planting. Deer resistant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

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Soft yellow blossoms in early spring. Some flowers in this strain will be accented with maroon spotting. Cup-shaped flowers are to 2-3" diameter. One of the Lady Series of Hellebore developed by Gisela Schmiemann of Germany. Leathery green foliage. Beautiful with green and ivory variegated Hosta and the dark tones of Actaea foliage.

Give Hellebores light to moderate shade for best flowering. They are wonderful in mixed beds, cottage gardens, or along the sunny edge of an understory planting. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose, are highly deer resistant!

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Dramatic, dark purple-black foliage. Medium to large, flat, leaves with wine red undersides form a dense mound. In midsummer, a showy cloud of light pink blooms hover above the dark foliage on 18-24" scapes. Versatile in the garden or containers, Heuchera Brazen RaisinTM grows in full sun, part shade, or full shade. Heuchera Dolce® series. A Proven Winners® selection.

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A stunning plant with mid sized leaves that change from peach to gold to champagne-gold with a strong white veil overall. Heuchera 'Champagne' is free-flowering with 14" tall maroon stems that have light peach flowers most of the season. Heat and humidity tolerant. Mound habit. Use as an accent, border, or in a mixed container.
Vibrant grape purple foliage emerges with black veins in spring. As the temperatures rise, the leaves on Heuchera 'Grape Expectations' develop a bright silver coating and then turn back to very deep purple in late fall. The broad, thick and durable leaves form a dense, upright mound. Creamy white flowers are produced on 34" tall dark purple stems in midsummer. This Heuchera villosa hybrid has increased tolerance of heat and humidity. Deer resistant. Perfect for front of the border or in containers.

 
 

 
 
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Outstanding vigor combined with gold and red spring colors on maple-shaped leaves. Use this large, evergreen perennial in mixed beds or in a sizable container. Spikes of white flowers on 28" tall dark stems in spring to early summer, with sporadic rebloom. Summer and winter color is olive green and bronze. Best color contrast develops when given some shade. Use x Heucherella 'Brass Lantern' with dark bronze plants to create handsome and subtle color harmonies.

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Bright chartreuse yellow in spring with a prominent pattern of burgundy on each leaf. In late spring, pure ivory, bottlebrush shaped flowers on 24" scapes. As the leaves mature, they grow larger and mellow to green with dark purple centers. Heucherella 'Leapfrog' is a Heuchera villosa hybrid with more heat and humidity tolerance and greater vigor. Forms a very dense mound of semi-evergreen foliage. Fun and GamesTM series. A Proven Winners® selection.

Versatile to use in the garden since it grows in full shade, part shade, and full sun, although in the hotter areas of its range some shade is advised.


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Vigorous, husky selection of our beautiful native Dwarf Crested Iris, with larger leaves and flowers. Large delicate light blue flowers in spring are highlighted with a golden crest and darker blue accents. In a more open, moist location the foliage can turn a pleasing orange-yellow in fall. Iris 'Powder Blue Giant' is a superb, vigorous low groundcover for partial shade. Tolerates almost full shade or a more sunny spot (with adequate soil moisture). Prefers organic, well drained soil; it is a lovely choice for a woodsy slope.

 
 

 
 
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Beautiful variegated leaves and a long bloom period with light pink flowers from late spring to late summer. Lamium 'Shell Pink' has excellent, healthy garden performance, plentiful flowers, and a full mounded habit. Makes a superb ground cover beneath trees or shrubs. Attractive at garden's edge or along walkways. Tuck into containers as a soft accent for spiky, taller plants.

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Lovely, fragrant, cup-shaped white blooms on this species Peony. A mounded plant of beautiful gray-green foliage forms a perfect backdrop to the white flowers that open in late spring to early summer. Each 2 to 3" bloom is highlighted by prominent yellow anthers and red filaments. Interesting, colorful fruit forms in late summer with bright red receptacles and dark blue seeds. Native to the mountains of northern Japan. Plant Paeonia japonica in a lightly shaded, sheltered location in a rich, organic, well drained, moisture retentive soil. Deer resistant. Shipped in a container.

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Cream-yellow to white flecks and striations over a green leaf merge into solid cream borders as the plant matures. This vigorous Japanese selection of Solomon's Seal has reddish stems and small white bells in late spring. Polygonatum 'Fireworks' grows well in the shade, but some sun will bring stronger growth.

 
 
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Petite and charming, this dwarf Solomon Seal is just 6" tall. Creamy white bell-shaped flowers have lower tips of green.

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Exceptionally attractive with leaves that unfurl green, then develop striking white markings as they mature. Red stems add more interest. Late spring flowers are sweetly fragrant. Polygonatum 'Byakko' is a Japanese clone, its name translates as "White Tiger". It was once widely grown in Japan for the cut flower trade, but dwindled almost to extinction before being rescued.

Prefers dappled rather than full shade for best color. Fairly vigorous, considering the area of white on each leaf. Grow in a lightly shaded border or along a patio edge where its unique foliage can be appreciated at close range. Shipped in a 1.68pt/798mL container.

Bold white margins make this Variegated Solomon's Seal a bright beauty for the woodland or shade garden. Each arching red stem of Polygonatum 'Double Stuff' carries large leaves with broad white margins and green centers. The white flowers dangle below the leaves in spring. Fresh and elegant. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 
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Raised center ribs of a light gray-green on bright green leaves set this Solomon's Seal into the realm of rarity. Low growing arching sprays have the typical creamy white dangling blooms, but grow Polygonatum 'Koryu' for the foliage interest.

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Profuse creamy-white flowers dangle from short arching stems in spring; they are followed by green berries that turn purple in autumn. The season ends with the foliage turning an attractive golden yellow in fall. This vigorous spreader can form a dense colony in a few years. Its leathery foliage allows it to adapt to shade to full sun, and medium moisture to dry soils. Use in the perennial border or woodland garden.
Thick, glossy, deeply textured leaves in shades of deep bronze to green create a wonderful sculptural accent in the garden. Bright pink flowers bloom in midsummer on 4' tall dark pink stems. Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' is more compact in habit than most Rodgersia, with the foliage clump reaching approximately 22" tall. Use as a focal point, in borders, containers, near ponds, or at the woodland edge. They will tolerate wet soil, moist soil is ideal, but will tolerate dryer conditions when established and if given more shade.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Tall, almost black stems, with green leaves, are topped in spring with large, fluffy, lavender flowers. Very showy for the back of the border. Fast growing with clump habit. Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' will grow in sun with moist soil.

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Lush green leaves sport a dark stippled burgundy stripe down each leaf lobe. Its mounding habit, huge leaf size, pink flower buds, and white, foamy flowers are tantalizing. One of the largest Foamflowers. Light sweet scent. Blooms in mid to late spring on 14" tall stems above the 10" tall mounds of foliage. Grow Tiarella 'Candy Striper' in an organic soil on the shady edge of a perennial border or woodland planting.

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Bright green, deeply lobed leaves have bold, dark burgundy markings. Ivory flowers appear just above the foliage on 13" scapes from early to late spring. This Foamflower is a semi-running type, forming a compact, dense, rounded mound that will have restrained spreading. Grow Tiarella 'Fingerpaint' at the front of a shady border, in a container where it can overflow and soften the edges, and in a woodland setting.

Tiarellas, also known as Foamflowers, can be grown in containers and in the landscape. Prefers dappled to full shade and organically rich soil. They pair beautifully with Hostas and ferns. Tiarellas are native to North America.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Bright chartreuse spring foliage has prominent, deep red centers, then matures to jade green with a deep purple center. In late spring, spikes of light pink buds appear above the foliage, opening into creamy white, lightly fragrant, star-like blossoms that fill the 12-14" scapes. Tiarella 'Jade Peacock' forms a very densely compact clump that stays put in the garden. Provides wonderful interest to a container.

Tiarellas grow best in organic, moisture retentive soil. Evergreen in milder zones, the foliage turns deep mahogany purple with a black center in winter. Tiarella 'Jade Peacock' is a Proven Winners® selection.


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Lightly fragrant spring flowers are a frosty mix of pink and white on 13" wands. Lacy green leaves are glossy with dark purple markings. Semi-evergreen, more so in warmer areas. Forms a clump, that will slowly trail outward giving it possibilities as a restrained groundcover. Prefers a organic soil. Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice' is a very decorative choice for a shady border or in containers.

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Orchid-like, violet-purple speckled blossoms. Foliage has prominent yellow-green leaf margins to add season-long interest. Blooms from late summer into early fall. An excellent perennial for adding late season color to the shade garden. Prefers rich, organic soils; mulch to conserve moisture. Plant near a walk or patio to enjoy the lovely intricacy of Tricyrtis 'Autumn Glow' at close range.

Tricyrtis are very long-lived and easy to grow. They tend to be slow in emerging in spring, so don't worry if you don't see them coming up with other perennials in early spring.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Graceful arching to weeping habit with 1-1/2" long, bell-shaped, bright yellow flowers in late summer to early fall. Very attractive, glossy, ribbed foliage looks lovely arching over wall edges or rocky outcrops in a wooded area. Prefers well drained, organic soil, with average to wet moisture levels.

Tricyrtis are very long-lived and easy to grow. They tend to be slow in emerging in spring, so don't worry if you don't see them coming up with other perennials in early spring.
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Shade Perennials

We ship well-grown, established plants. Pot size is 2.06 quart/1.95 liter, unless otherwise noted.

Astilbe (False Spirea)

Astilbe bring showy plumes of flowers to the shady garden in midsummer. Fern-like foliage is attractive throughout the season. Astilbe thrive best with light shade, steady moisture, good drainage, and plentiful organic matter. Grow in shady borders or containers. Deer resistant.

>Astilbe Varieties

Athyrium (Lady fern, Fern)

Beautiful, finely textured plant for the shady garden or container. A hardy fern tolerant of heat and humidity. Thrives in organically rich, moisture retentive soils which periodically can be enhanced with a dressing of leaf mold or compost. Outstanding in a shaded border or woodland garden.

>Athyrium Varieties

Bergenia (Pig Squeak, Heart Leaf Bergenia)

Bold, semi-evergreen groundcover with thick, leathery, glossy leaves that turn shades of reddish purple in fall. Clustered, bell-shaped flowers bloom in late spring. Prefers part shade to full shade, and organic, moisture retentive soil, but is tolerant of poorer and dry soils. Deer resistant.

>Bergenia Varieties

Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss)

Brunnera is a woodlander of distinction with striking, handsome foliage. Sprays of vivid blue forget-me-not-like flowers bloom above the foliage mound in spring. When planted in mass, these superb plants create a fantastic ground cover. They prefer organic soils with steady moisture in shady areas.

>Brunnera Varieties

Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)

Exquisitely scented flowers have made Lily of the Valley a beloved garden plant for generations. Dainty wands of bell-shaped, sweetly scented flowers from mid to late spring. We offer unique choices of leaf color and pattern. Fertile, organic, moist soil is preferred, but Lily of the Valley also thrives in less than ideal conditions. Spreads by rhizomes, excellent to use as a shade loving groundcover. Enjoy as a petite cut flower in small bouquets.

>Convallaria Varieties

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra is a beloved, easily grown, spring bloomer with heart-shaped pendant flowers of pink or red and fern-like foliage in soft green. In some selections, the leaves will fade away in the heat of summer as the plant goes dormant; some selections will rebloom into fall. Dicentra thrives in moist, rich soils with partial shade.

>Dicentra Varieties

Epimedium (Bishop's Hat, Fairy Wings, Barrenwort)

Graceful spring flowers on slender stems plus elegant foliage. Able to grow in dry shade once established. Slowly spreading clumps make a refined groundcover. Deer resistant. Epimediums are an exceptional choice for the garden.

>Epimedium Varieties

Hakonechloa (Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)

Hakonechloa has beautiful, flowing foliage and the ability to thrive in shady locations - rare among grasses. This grass is a slow spreading, clump-forming perennial that prefers organic, moisture retentive soil. Effective as a single specimen, planted in groups, or in containers. Stunning when used to line pathways or cascading over a retaining wall or stonework.

>Hakonechloa Varieties

Helleborus (Hellebore, Lenten Rose)

Helleborus are well loved for their long lasting early spring blooms. Their gracefully nodding or outward facing blooms come in an intriguing range of colors, from pristine white through darkest blue-plum; many have shading, picotee edges, or striking markings. They are easy to grow, long-lived, and highly deer resistant. Hellebores have handsome, deep green, leathery foliage. We offer for sale many top choices of new and distinctive Hellebore.

How to Care for Hellebores
Hellebores grow best in a well drained soil with good organic matter, adequate moisture, in part to light shade, but they will also grow and bloom in less than ideal conditions. Hellebores also tolerate heavy shade, but light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. If the foliage becomes tattered, it can be cut back in late winter just before the new flower buds emerge.

Hellebores are wonderful growing in mixed beds and cottage gardens, or along the edge of an understory planting. When planted in groups they make a stunning groundcover. Cut a few Hellebore blooms to float in a shallow bowl to bring a welcome touch of spring indoors.

Get a head-start on Helleborus with our husky plants. We pot up our starter plants then grow them on for 2 years. We give them room for a strong root system in large, 6" wide, 6.25" deep, 2.59 quart pots.

>Helleborus Varieties

Heuchera (Coral Bells)

Heuchera prefer organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. The are almost evergreen, retaining their foliage in the winter and sending out new leaves early in spring. Hummingbirds enjoy their flowers. Dense foliage to suppress weeds. Known for their beautiful foliage and wide range of colors, they have many roles in the garden. Use as an accent, as edging along paths, in borders, or in containers.

>Heuchera Varieties

Iris (Iris)

Beautiful blooms in late spring to summer with attractive linear foliage.

>Iris Varieties

Attract Butterflies or Hummingbirds

Winged visitors add magic to the garden! Attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators with colorful and nectar rich blossoms. Plant early, mid, and late season bloomers to provide a long season of nectar.

>Attracts Butterflies or Hummingbirds Varieties

Best Sellers 2018

It is always fun to see what plants other enthusiastic gardeners choose. Some best sellers are new, some are returning favorites, but each has something special to offer in your garden.

>Best Seller 2018 Varieties

Container Planting

Planting, Growing, and Caring for Plants in Containers

Choose a plant that is adaptable to a container. Generally most plants with a moderate to small root system will grow in a pot, some larger growing specimens, such as shade trees, large shrubs, and deep-rooted large perennials are best planted in the ground.

Select a container that corresponds to the size and quantity of plants you have chosen. Use a quality potting mix in a pot with holes to ensure good drainage. Fertilize and water carefully as needed, since containers create a smaller root zone for plants.

In areas with cold winters, consider a plant's hardiness. Some plants will need to be moved to an enclosed area for winter, such as a garage or cold frame, and given minimal water. Some plants will survive in a sturdy planter in a sheltered location, especially if they are rated for a zone or two hardier than the zone where they are being grown. For example, if you are in a zone 5, it is suggested to select plants hardy to zone 4 or colder.

Another option is to enjoy your plants for a season in a container and then approximately 6 weeks before the ground freezes remove them from the pots, plant them in the garden and mulch around their root zones. Look for additional information specifically for your hardiness zone from your nearest arboretum, public gardens, or university extension services.

>Container Planting Varieties

Good for Cut Flowers

Enjoy fresh cut blooms right from the garden! Experiment and have fun: store-bought blooms need to withstand storage and shipping, but home gardeners can use almost any flower for bouquets.

For the longest lasting cut flowers cut the flowers in the coolest part of the day, place them in water promptly, remove any foliage below the waterline, and keep the water clean by changing it daily or every other day.

>Cut Flower Varieties

Deer Resistant

Deer generally avoid scented, fuzzy, and tough to chew plants, but there are also many other plants that they pass by. Although deer can be unpredictable, we have compiled this list of plants that they usually ignore. For a region specific list, check with your local university extension service, they often provide information about deer resistant plants.

>Deer Resistant Varieties

Drought Tolerant

Save time and water with drought tolerant choices. Drought tolerant plants are especially appreciated growing along the outer edges of a garden, beyond the easy reach of a hose. Drought tolerant plants sometimes do need watering when newly planted or during periods of extreme drought, but overall, they need less watering than typical plants.

>Drought Tolerant Varieties

Fall Color

Plan ahead for great fall color! Leaves that turn bright colors, colorful fruit, late blooming plants, and interesting seedheads all add interest to the garden. We have many great plants to ensure a strong finish to the season!

>Fall Color Varieties

Fragrance

Fragrance completes a garden, and makes it all the more memorable! Plant near a sitting area or walkway to fully enjoy their lovely scent.

>Fragrance Varieties

Proven Winners® Perennials

Selected and tested for long lasting color, bountiful blooms or other attractive traits, resistance to disease and insects, and tolerance for heat and humidity. From breeders all around the world.

>Proven Winners® Perennial Varieties

Ferns

These tough, long lasting, easily grown plants play an essential ornamental role in shade gardens. Ferns exhibit an incredible range of spectacular foliage with both evergreen and deciduous representatives. Magnifcent in combination with Hosta, Pulmonaria, Brunnera and Heuchera. Select a cool location with a well-drained but moisture-retentive organic soil for best results.

>Fern Varieties

Grasses

Grasses are a versatile group with selections for sunny or shady areas.

Grasses for sunny spots add lovely arching forms to the flower and shrub border. They range in height from tall, back of the border plants to smaller varieties for the front edge of a planting. They can add fine linear texture, dramatic height, color that changes with the seasons, or decorative seedheads that sway in the slightest breeze. Many of the varieties we offer are selections of native grasses known for their beauty, toughness, and, when established, their drought tolerance. They complement each other when planted in groups, and also are wonderful with Echinacea, Salvia, Veronica, and other sun lovers.

Grasses for shady areas add a flowing, graceful touch to borders and containers. We offer choice varieties of the shade grass Hakonechloa, known as Japanese Forest Grass. Their slim, linear foliage looks great with the broad leaves of shade lovers such as Hosta and Heuchera. They add a finishing touch along the shady side of a shrub border, and look especially lovely growing near the base of Japanese Maples and Tree Peonies. They prefer a loamy, compost-enriched soil. In the northern parts of their range, provide them with mulch in winter.

Leave grasses in the garden for fall and winter interest, cut back in early spring to make room for new growth.

>Grass Varieties

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