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This dwarf has light pink globes above narrow swirling green leaves in late summer to early fall. Good choice for late season color on a short plant. Attracts butterflies.

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Late season lavender blooms attract butterflies. This Ornamental Onion provides lavender blooms in late summer and handsome blue-green foliage throughout the growing season. A substantial selection of the popular Allium senescens 'Glaucum' with slightly taller, thick, twisting, blue-green foliage. Prefers good drainage. Tolerates drought. Grow Allium 'Blue Eddy' along border fronts, pathway edges, and rock gardens.

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Pink florets appear in rounded clusters, rising above the foliage to 12-16” tall in midsummer to early fall. Forms a basal clump of linear, grass-like, slightly twisted, narrow green leaves to 6” tall. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Late season fireworks for the garden! Heavy blooming plants begin to bud in July above glossy green foliage 6-8” tall. In August the light lavender pink flowers open in round 2" clusters on strong, upright 18” stems. Let the seed heads dry in place for extended interest. Attracts butterflies, resists deer. Grow Allium x 'August Asteroids' in borders, cutting and butterfly gardens.

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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.
Pale blue flower clusters in May on plants with a rounded, mounding habit. Soft, billowy form plus fine texture from the slender foliage that is a glossy deep green in summer and yellow in fall. Grow Amsonia 'Halfway to Arkansas' in a border, naturalized setting, or cottage garden. A selection of the native plant known as Blue Star.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Finely textured foliage and very light blue flowers in late spring on this cultivar of a North American native. Blooms at approximately 18" tall, then continues to grow reaching 2-3' tall. Golden yellow fall color. Attracts butterflies, resists deer. Use Amsonia 'Midway to Montana' to add a contrast of texture to a perennial border, or mingle with other native plants and grasses in an informal setting.

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Bright pink color to highlight the late season garden! Beginning in late summer, Anemone 'Curtain Call Pink' produces bright rose pink flowers that are positioned just above a small mound of green foliage. The flowers have a double row of petals, giving them a fuller look than the typical single Anemone. These compact plants work well at the front of the border and containers.

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Light rosy pink semi-double blossoms in late summer on into fall. Anemone 'Lorelei' is tall and graceful, forming an attractive clump. We're happy to be able to offer this statuesque variety, in the general shift to compact heights taller choices have become harder to find, but are often needed to complete a garden setting.

Anemone have beautifully formed buds and blooms from late summer into fall. They grow best in rich, moisture retentive, well drained soils. Full sun to part shade; part shade is ideal, especially in warmer zones. Makes a good cut flower. Anemone 'Lorelei' sometimes has her name spelled as 'Loreley', either way she is absolutely lovely at the edge of woodland settings, in cottage gardens, and mixed borders.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Abundant lilac blue flowers with a gold button center cover these plants from late summer through mid fall. Superb habit, forming a very full, bushy mound of finely textured green foliage. Asters are excellent cut flowers and attract butterflies. Grow Aster Kickin® 'Lilac Blue' in a perennial border, mixed with grasses, and in prairie, cottage and butterfly gardens.

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Pastel pink flowers with a gold button center. From late summer through mid-fall, every inch of the foliage is completely covered in flowers. Aster Kickin® 'Pink Chiffon' has a superb habit; forms a full, neat mound of finely textured green foliage without having to pinch back growth. Excellent cut flowers. Attracts butterflies. They make a terrific accent to grasses and add much needed late season color to a perennial border. Cultivar of a North American native.

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Big, bold, and beautiful. In late spring, gorgeous golden yellow flower spikes open to make a dramatic statement in your garden. Baptisia 'American Goldfinch' is one of the most floriferous Baptisia, producing an abundance of brightly colored spikes for many weeks. Full, widely rounded plant habit. Blooms mature to form attractive round seed pods adding interest later in the season.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Beautiful and unusual deep maroon buds open to maroon and yellow flowers held on strong scapes above the blue-green foliage. Baptisia Decadence® 'Cherries Jubilee' blooms in late spring to early summer, secondary branching on the flower stems increases the show. As the flowers age, they turn gold. Well-branched stems form a bushy, upright spreading mound of foliage that is relatively short for Baptisia. The Decadence® series of Baptisia were chosen for their desirable colors and relatively compact size.

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Excellent habit and heavy flower production. In late spring to early summer, 12-15" long spikes of deep violet purple flowers accented by a yellow keel are borne on all sides of the rounded clump, not just at the top, producing a bigger show of color overall. Secondary flower spikes extend the flowering time into midsummer. Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' forms a densely branched, full and rounded clump of glaucous green foliage that extends far down the stems, leaving little bare stem showing at the base. A substantial perennial that could easily be used in place of a shrub.

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A bright shade of blue on this brand new introduction exclusive to Song Sparrow. Baptisia 'Little Boy Blue' blooms in late spring to early summer in Lupine-like racemes. Shows up very nicely in the garden and in bouquets.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Very showy and unique flowers, which are oversized and produced on long inflorescences held well above the foliage. The flowers are initially a light lemon over cream color, then mature first to cream, then to light and ultimately medium violet, producing an effervescent two- to three-toned color effect. Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse' is a hybrid developed by Chicagoland Grows®.
Unique bicolor flower spikes. In late spring to early summer, soft yellow flowers mature to dusty raspberry purple, and both colors appear on the stem at the same time. Charcoal stems really make the colors pop. Forms a full and bushy specimen; perfect for adding structure in the garden. Baptisia 'Pink Lemonade' is the first bicolor in the Decadence® Deluxe Series, a group with a taller, vase-shaped habit.

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A unique color for Baptisia! Clear soft pink blossoms with a pale yellow keel are produced in late spring. A good supply of side shoots gives 'Pink Truffles' the longest bloom display of the Baptisias. We love all the Baptisia colors, but noticed that in a blooming group of Baptisia our eye went right to these - it is that different! Has a compact, shorter habit that makes it easy to fit into any garden. Decadence® series. A Proven Winners® plant selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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A deeper, richer shade of "Baptisia blue". Baptisia 'Really Blue' blooms in late spring to early summer in Lupine-like racemes. Let this vivid blue selection add refreshing color to your garden and bouquets.
Loads of large, single, bright sunny yellow blossoms with a prominent burgundy red eye and gold button center are produced over a very long period from early summer through early fall. Deadheading encourages more blooms. Foliage texture is intermediate between the threadleaf and grandiflora types. Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' is a compact grower that will add a colorful splash in containers or flower beds.
Golden yellow, 1-1/2" wide flowers with clear, dark red eyes blanket these compact, rounded plants from early to late summer. Bright green, threadleaf foliage. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant, can be used as a cut flower. Rounded, compact habit, excellent flower coverage, and long bloom time make Coreopsis 'Curry Up' a great addition to a sunny, easy-care garden! In the Sizzle & SpiceTM Coreopsis series.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Deep red blooms with large white markings in the center of each petal. Dianthus 'Coconut Punch' has fragrant, 1-1/2" wide blooms in early summer; a quick shearing will encourage rebloom in early fall. Forms a grassy looking, low clump of grey-green foliage topped with relatively tall flower stems. Fruit Punch® series. A Proven Winners® selection.

Dianthus are deer resistant. Drought tolerant when established. Attracts butterflies and makes an appealing cut flower for petite bouquets; they look like small carnations.
Large, fully-double, Fragrant, double, 1-3/4" raspberry pink flowers. Each serrated petal is framed by a thin white edge. Maintains rich color throughout its bloom season. Has a polished, upright habit and blue-green foliage. Flowers appear in early summer, and a quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall. Dianthus 'Raspberry Ruffles is a perfect size for the front of the border and in combination containers. Deer resistant, drought tolerant when established. Attracts butterflies. Makes a lovely cut flower, like small carnations. Dianthus Fruit Punch Series®. A Proven Winners® selection.

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Compact growing, refined Coneflower was named for the beautiful yellow Cleopatra Butterfly. Yellow flowers with a large, orange cone and horizontal petals are produced on very strong, well-branched stems from mid to late summer. Mature blooms lighten to creamy yellow. Use in middle of the border.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Warm and brilliant tones on extra large, 4-1/2" flowers. Colors change from red to orange to coral to pink. Echinacea 'Mama Mia' has a nice medium-large habit, numerous strong stems, and a long bloomtime from early to late summer. Fragrant.
Large, very fragrant flowers have pure white rays held horizontally in double rows around a bold yellow cone. This vigorous Coneflower has an extended bloom season through summer and fall. Sturdy, well-branched stems hold blooms that are 4-5" wide. Good for cut flowers. Echinacea 'Fragrant Angel' is a staff favorite for its sweet clover scent, appealing bloom form, and strong upright habit.

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Large, 3" wide, hot magenta pink flowers that really catch your eye from a distance. Flowers lighten to light lavender pink as they mature. Dark stems add drama. Truly compact, very uniform habit. Echinacea 'Sensation Pink' is nicely branched and floriferous.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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A refreshing, cool blue grass! Emerges in lighter tones in spring then turns blue in summer. Vigorous with good heat tolerance. Adds a wonderfully fine texture to the garden. Prefers well drained soil. Forms a graceful clump. Use Festuca 'Cool as Ice' toward the front of a mixed border, in mass, or rock garden accent.
Ruffled gold flowers with red-orange markings and a gold center open from burgundy buds. Semi-double and single flowers are produced in late spring to early summer, each measuring 1 to 1-1/4" wide. Blooms are held on wiry stems above an attractive foliage base. Foliage is evergreen in its more southern range. Vigorous hybrid. Rich, moist soil is ideal, but they will also grow in average soil. After they bloom the foliage expands and forms very dense, rounded clumps that look handsome and suppress weeds.

Use Geum 'Alabama Slammer' in the front of a border, edging a path, or in a cottage garden.

Bright orange blooms with tubular petals from late spring to early summer. Wiry, dark stems let the flowers float above the dense, 10" clumps of foliage. Geum 'Sea Breeze' is a vigorous hybrid. Geum prefer rich, moist soil, but they will also grow in average soil.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Semi-double flowers of red-orange develop softer apricot-orange hues, showing a lovely warm range of colors. Blooms are held on slender, wiry, 18" tall red stems in late spring to early summer. Geum 'Dark and Stormy' has attractive incised green foliage that forms a handsome 10" tall clump which will show some red fall color for additional interest. Rich, moist soil is ideal, but they will also grow in average soil.

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Saturated gold, semi-double, wavy and fringed flowers held on wiry 18" stems. Blooms in late spring to early summer. Geum 'Solid Gold Dancer' forms a mounded, 10-12" tall clump of foliage. Rich, moist soil is ideal, but they will also grow in average soil. Colorful blooms are very pretty at the front of the border or along walkways. The foliage forms full, handsome, weed suppressing clumps. We look forward to growing these rich gold blooms with a dark blue Salvia.
A bright, all yellow Helenium, including its button cone! An all yellow variety has been on our wish list, so we are happy to be able to offer this compact selection. Blooms late summer into early fall. Helenium 'Sombrero' grows to 24-30" tall, and can be pinched back in early June to create an even shorter, stockier plant.

Helenium have a very appealing flower form, like a small daisy with a button center. Prefers rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Attracts butterflies. Use in borders, naturalized areas, or cottage gardens.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Blue-violet with silvery edges, small bright yellow flares, and dark blue-purple upright styles. The large flowers of Iris 'Foreign Intrigue' will add rich color to the summer garden. Early to midseason bloom. Winner of the American Iris Society's Award of Merit.

Iris ensata, known as Japanese Iris, have large blooms that are typically 6-8" across. They bloom in early to midsummer, and nicely extend the Iris season. Good for cut flowers. Linear, upright foliage is attractive all season. Will grow in average garden soil with regular watering, but ideally prefer rich, moisture retentive, acid soil. In winter they are intolerant of wet soils. Clump forming habit. Grow Japanese Iris in beds and borders, alongside water features. Mulch to conserve moisture.

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High interest blooms. White blooms have violet-blue striations that deepen towards the center and yellow signals adding a bright note.

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Delicious color. Rose falls have bright cherry halos where the signals and the falls meet. Sometimes the halos extend all the way out covering the falls, occasionally they are but a wisp. Standards are light purple. Pearly styles have yellow tips, matching the gold signals. Good grower. Iris 'Cherry Fling' blooms early to mid in the Siberian Iris season.

 
 

 
 
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Deep purple accented with bright white and vivid yellow. Standards and falls are rich purple with lighter blue-purple styles. The semi-flaring falls display prominent white and yellow signals with purple veining. Iris 'Contrast in Styles' is perfectly named for its incredible contrasting color patterns. Blooming in early summer, the 3-5" flowers are impossible to miss.
Intriguing layers of color: lavender standards, ginger falls, speckles all over and pearly pale gold styles. Sweet fragrance. Abundant blooms, carried well above the sturdy foliage. Five to seven buds per stalk, forms an excellent large clump. Winner of multiple awards including the Morgan-Wood Medal. Iris 'Ginger Twist' blooms early to mid in the Siberian Iris season.
Smooth and warming color. Pale violet standards sit above falls that open a pinky gold brown which lightens over time to a golden buff with pink undertones and gold rims. Styles are light yellow with golden tips. Forms a great clump with plentiful buds. Winner of the Morgan-Wood Medal. Iris 'Humors of Whiskey' blooms mid season in the Siberian Iris season.

 
 

 
 
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Deep purple standards; darker purple, velvety falls; and a black-purple and gold blaze highlighted with a touch of white. Winner of the Morgan Award, the highest award for Siberian Irises. Blooms mid to late in the Siberian Iris season.

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Regal purple flowers are accented by a white blaze with purple veining. Ultra rich color. Very early to midseason bloom.
Lemon yellow buds open to cream flowers. The large, 3-4" flowers have two rows of wide, overlapping petals. The top layer of petals curves upward, creating a more formal look. Flowers completely cover the dome-shaped plants. Leucanthemum 'Cream Puff' blooms for many weeks starting in early summer, and with deadheading, rebloom has been observed from late summer through fall. Dense compact plants are perfect for containers or near the front of the border.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Large 3-4" white flowers with gold centers completely blanket the compact plants from early through midsummer. Flowers have 2-3 rows of petals for a fuller, fluffier appearance. Leucanthemum 'Whoops-a-Daisy' has a mounded habit with flowers from the top of the plant to the ground. Sturdy plants have dark green foliage and strongly branched stems with many side-buds for abundant blooms. Grow this Daisy in containers or in the garden near the front of the border. Prefers well drained soil, especially in winter. Attracts butterflies.

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A beautiful species Lilium with heavily spotted lavender to pink blossoms in summer. Graceful, downward facing blooms with recurved petals have a delightful spicy fragrance. Lilium lankongense will rapidly form a large clump in a loose, well drained organic soil. Prefers light shade if conditions are hot. Shipped bare root as bulbs in the spring.
Graceful racemes of deep orange flowers in early summer. Lilium pumilum forms clusters of 7 to 25 fragrant, 2" wide, glowing red-orange, nodding Turk's cap flowers blooming atop 18-24" tall stems. Narrow, grass-like leaves are whorled around the stems. Plant in a well drained, moisture retentive soil. Lime tolerant. Lilium pumilum is a smaller proportioned species Lily ideal for planting towards the front of a border, in a cottage garden, or meadow setting.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Vivid magenta-purple blossoms with dark purple-black bracts. A fine mist of dark purple spots appears on the open petals of Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'. Flowers earlier and forms a more petite clump than other Bee Balm. Blooms from early summer into midsummer. After the first flush of flowers is passing full bloom, a secondary flush blooms above them, to extend the color show. Stays where planted; forms a wide clump. A Proven Winners® selection.

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Pastel pink, 2 to 2-1/2", flowers are held on strong, well-branched stems creating a carpet of blooms that cover the foliage in midsummer. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump with enough vigor to quickly fill out containers but is not aggressive in the garden. In the Sugar Buzz® Series of Monarda that are compact growers and display above average resistance to powdery mildew.

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Bright red blooms and finely cut foliage. A beautiful, easily grown species from northern Russia seldom seen in cultivation. Striking, deep green foliage is deeply divided into numerous long narrow leaflets, which turn an attractive orange-yellow in fall. Red flowers are held above the mounded foliage in mid-late spring. Paeonia anomala requires a warm, sunny location with excellent drainage. Shipped bare root in the fall.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Standing tall and strong! Even with its considerable height, this grass stays very upright. Heavy flowering in late summer. Greenish tan flower panicles are held on the top two thirds of the plant and look like they burst out of the clump like water in a fountain. Its attractive blue-green leaves are very wide and strappy. This durable grass will tolerate drought, heat, and wind once established. Switch Grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing through winter unless snows are heavy. Good cover for birds during cold weather. Grow Panicum 'Blue Fountain' as a focal point, in mass, for screening, alongside ponds, at the back of a border, and with other native grasses and perennials.
Excellent vertical accent for a sunny site. Forms a very upright column of steel blue foliage and powdery blue stems. In early fall, the top of the clump explodes with golden seed panicles. The narrow base of the plant makes it an ideal candidate for smaller areas that need height and vertical structure. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing through winter unless snows are heavy. This provides important cover for birds during the coldest days of winter. Drought tolerant when established. Deer resistant. Switch Grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. Grow Panicum 'Totem Pole' as a focal point, in mass, for screening, alongside ponds, at the back of a border, and with other native grasses and perennials.
Blazing red color in the fall on a petite grass! Will show some red color among the green blades in summer followed by all-over red color in fall that lasts until frost. Small tufted cream flower plumes in late summer. Use Pennisetum 'Burgundy Bunny' in containers or the front of the border. A Proven Winners® plant selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 
This showy fountain grass has substantial dark red inflorescences starting in August and holding on until October. Pennisetum 'Ginger Love' is a graceful plant that adds late season interest to a grass garden or mixed border. Lower height makes it easy to place in the garden.

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Rich color. Dark purple flower stems hold lilac-purple flowers with white scalloped edges high above the base of deep purple leaves. Blooms early summer to midsummer. Attractive dark burgundy seed pods follow the blooms for extended interest. A good habit that stays strongly upright all season long. Needs very well-drained soil. Tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. Drought tolerant when established. Grow Penstemon 'Blackbeard' in beds and borders, native plantings, and cutting gardens. Penstemon, also know as Beardtonque, is a North American native.
Striking contrast all in one plant. Lavender-purple flowers with pure white interiors are held on dark stems above deep eggplant purple leaves. Foliage looks attractive all season long. Penstemon 'Midnight Masquerade' forms a tall, full plant with a refined habit. Blooms early to midsummer. Attracts hummingbirds. Grow in dry to average, well-drained soil. Mulch lightly in winter. Deadhead as blooms fade in summer, but wait to cut back to a few inches until the new shoots start to show in mid to late spring. Also known as Beardtongue. A Proven Winners® selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Finely textured perennial with abundant purple blossoms. Blooms midsummer until early fall. Gray-green foliage. Perovskia Little LaceTM is a Russian Sage with dense, upright, compact growth habit and sturdy branching. Drought tolerant when established, prefers well drained soil. If trimming is needed, cut back in spring to just above the lowest bud. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.

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Dark purple buds open to lavender purple flowers with bright pink eyes. Phlox 'Cloudburst' has a broad, mounding, billowy habit. This is a new type of Phlox that combines the rich color of Tall Garden Phlox and the dome-like habits of Cushion Phlox. The fragrant flowers cover the plant nearly all the way to the ground starting in early summer and continue to bloom all summer long. Broad, glossy, dark green leaves. Excellent mildew resistance. A Proven Winners® selection.
Beautiful and profuse light pink flowers with dark pink eyes in early to midsummer. One of the Early Start Series of Phlox that bloom 2-3 weeks earlier and are more compact than Phlox paniculata. Attracts butterflies. Use for cut flowers. Fragrant. Grow Phlox Early Pink Dark EyeTM in the border, cottage and cutting gardens, and container patio gardens.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Light fuchsia pink flowers and a darker pink eye. This new Hybrid Phlox blooms earlier, starting about 2-3 weeks before the typical Tall Garden Phlox. It is also long blooming, from early summer to midsummer with some rebloom in fall. Exceptional mildew resistance and a stoloniferous habit (as opposed to the tightly clumping P. paniculata types). Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Fragrant. Grow in borders, cutting gardens, and cottage gardens.

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A repeat blooming Phlox! Compact plants are covered with 1" wide, purple-pink flowers for three weeks in June and then lighter repeat blooms until the end of October! Faint to moderate, sweet Phlox fragrance. Forms a dense, uniform clump with consistently upright stems.

For peak performance, cut the plants back in early spring, leaving the clump of evergreen foliage at the base, and then trim just once more by deadheading after the initial blooms. A cross between two hardy Phlox, P. glaberrima and P. carolina ‘Bill Baker’. Very mildew resistant. Plant Phlox 'Forever Pink' in mass, at the front of the border, or in cottage or butterfly gardens.
Bright pink, sweetly fragrant flowers on compact, long blooming plants. Phlox Bubblegum Pink TM has a compact, freely branching habit with strong stems. Blooms from midsummer to mid fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Mildew resistant. Grow this Phlox in the middle to front of beds and borders, and in butterfly and cottage gardens.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Delightful rosy coral blooms, highlighted with deep-pink eyes, fill the garden with a sweet fragrance. Phlox paniculata Coral Crème Drop™ is a vigorous, disease resistant selection. Long bloom time from midsummer until early fall. Upright, strong, compact habit. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Prefers well drained, moisture retentive soil. Grow this Phlox in the middle to front of beds and borders, and in butterfly and cottage gardens.
Large panicles of hot coral pink flowers held on tall, dark purple stems in mid through late summer. Phlox 'Glamour Girl' maintains bright green, healthy looking foliage on strong stems all summer. Sweetly fragrant. Mildew resistant. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Ideal in a mixed border and butterfly or cottage gardens.
Cherry-red blooms from mid to late summer and deep purple foliage make this Phlox a show stopper. Gorgeous as soon as the leaves emerge in spring, they are a deep purple accented with lime green veins. Foliage matures to green with purple overtones. Phlox 'Lord Clayton' is mildew resistant. Fragrant.

Phlox attract hummingbirds and butterflies, are sweetly fragrant, and good for cut flowers. Use in the front of a border, and in cottage and butterfly gardens.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Sweet and bright with great form! Phlox Maiden AmericaTM has a habit not seen in other plants of this type: multiple branches come off the main stems with blooms on every branch. The flower petals are bright pink with white highlights. Blooms mid to late summer. Sweetly fragrant. Mildew resistant. A compact, well-branched Phlox able to hold itself up all season, ideal for the middle of a perennial bed.
Intense deep purple blooms with pure white eyes bloom from midsummer into early fall. Flower heads are composed of large florets up to 1 1/2" in diameter. Compact plant habit, just 15" tall. Good mildew resistance. Sweetly fragrant and long lasting as a cut flower. Grow Phlox 'Purple Kiss' towards the front of a perennial bed or in a cottage, fragrance, or butterfly garden.

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Rich, intense shade of violet purple nearly glows. This groundcover Phlox is a hybrid that has a low spreading habit and fantastic flower color. Notched, upturned petals look like tiny pinwheels. Blooms in spring; in northern Illinois, (zone 5), it can begin as early as late March and extend into mid-May, depending on spring temperatures. Attracts butterflies. Spreads slowly, perfect for rock gardens or the front of the border. Needs well drained soil. Shear this plant back in early summer, just after it's finished blooming. This will produce denser foliage and will encourage it to rebloom. Phlox 'Violet Pinwheels' is from Jim Ault at Chicagoland Grows®.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Vivid violet-blue flowers with deep purple calyxes from late spring into early summer. The abundant spires on Salvia 'Violet Riot' create a concentrated show of color. Nice neat habit for containers or front of the border. Rabbit and deer resistant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Grow in containers, borders, and cottage or butterfly gardens. Cutting back plants encourages rebloom in fall. Salvia Color Spires® series. A Proven Winners® selection.
Soft pink flowers are held by dark mauve pink calyxes. Blooms late spring to early summer, cut back after flowering to encourage rebloom. Selected for larger, more refined flowers. Excellent garden performance. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Grow Salvia 'Ballerina Pink' in beds and borders, and cottage and butterfly gardens.
Vibrant lavender pink flowers are held on darker pink calyxes. Produces rich, brightly colored flowers for a long bloom period. Salvia is a staple for every sunny garden, producing a bountiful mass of colorful flower spires from late spring into early summer. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, deer resistant. Grow in borders and for cut flowers.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Loads of blooms for the garden and bouquets! Pincushion-like, pink flowers with a hint of lavender atop wiry stems. Long and profuse bloom from late spring until frost. Blooms hover over the short mound of ferny basal foliage. Attracts butterflies. Good for cut flowers. Needs well drained soil. Grow Scabiosa 'Pink Mist' in borders, cottage gardens, patio containers, and butterfly gardens.

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An exciting selection of our native Little Bluestem. Shorter form with silvery blue foliage is graceful and maintains its upright habit. Fall brings subtle mauve purple tones plus silvery seed heads that shine in the low autumn sun. Schizachyrium 'Jazz' is excellent for a sunny mixed border, with other native prairie plants, or in mass with other grasses. Drought resistant.

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Tiny clusters of yellow flowers open from early to midsummer. Dark green, glossy foliage and a tidy, compact habit create a polished look. Sedum 'Little Miss Sunshine' is perfect for rock gardens, combination containers, or the front of the border.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Large, 5-6" wide clusters of star-like, bicolor magenta and pink flowers held on purple-red stems. Long lasting blooms begin in late summer to early fall. Succulent, gray-green foliage that can develop a reddish edge as the season progresses. Sedum 'Pillow Talk' has exceptional hybrid vigor.

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Sparkling pink blooms on extremely floriferous plants! In summer, tight, compact mounds of blue-green foliage add texture to the garden then burst into bloom in early fall creating a low dome completely covered in pink. Sedum Rock 'N Grow® series. A Proven Winners® plant selection.

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A filler plant with pizazz! Blue-green, rounded foliage forms a dense, compact, mounded plant. From late summer to late fall the plant is covered with bright salmon to pink flowers. When the flowering period is finished, darker pink seed pods extend the interest. Grow Sedum 'Popstar' in the garden and in containers. A Proven Winners® selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Bi-color magenta and pink flowers in September. Handsome grey-green foliage takes on a reddish edge and purple stems, a very nice addition. Grow Sedum 'Peace and Joy' toward the front of borders.

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A short clumping blue-green grass with pale purple flower flowers in early summer maturing to deep brown wands on 18-24" stems above golden foliage. Blue Moor Grass tolerates a wide range of conditions, wet to dry, sun to partly shady. Sesleria 'Greenlee's Hybrid' looks good planted in mass, with other grasses, or as an accent plant. Drought tolerant.

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Soft, fuzzy, silvery grey leaves, add interesting texture and restful breaks in a bright colors border. It has a dense habit and is often used as a small scale groundcover or edging. Stachys 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' blooms in early summer with wooly, 14-16" lavender spikes rising above the cool silver foliage. We like to pick these at the bud stage and add to small bouquets. Give this good drainage, rake vigorously in early spring to remove old foliage. Deer resistant, drought tolerant. Grow along border edges, in rock gardens, and containers. Its soft texture makes it the perfect addition to children's gardens.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Large, feathery lavender-blue flowers measuring 4-5" across. Wonderful for fresh bouquets. The deep green foliage is neatly mounding. Stokesia is a native North American wildflower. It has been grown for many years for its beautiful flowers and ease of culture. Good heat tolerance. Blooms from midsummer to early fall if deadheaded. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant. Grow in borders, cutting gardens, and patio containers.

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Beautiful rose-red blooms from early to late summer on a compact, bushy plant. Glossy green leaves. Good cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant. Grow Veronica 'Red Fox' toward the front of a border, in cutting gardens, and cottage gardens.

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Heavy blooming, compact Veronica with vibrant blue spikes in early to midsummer. Good form and very garden-worthy. Veronica 'Spike' brings deep refreshing color to the front of the border, cottage gardens, or walkways.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Sun Perennials

This group of perennials requires a minimum of 5-6 hours sunshine per day to look their best.

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

Baptisia (False Indigo)

Baptisia, also known as False Indigo, has attractive blue-green foliage and ornamental seed pods. Wonderful vertical blooms. Mature plants form full, substantial clumps for perennial borders, cottage gardens, or to mingle with native plants in a meadow or prairie type planting.

Baptisia are drought tolerant when established, deer resistant, and attract butterflies. We enjoy them planted with Peonies, since they both bloom in late spring to early summer. These deep-rooted plants are long-lived to provide beauty for many years.

>Baptisia Varieties

Echinacea (Coneflower)

Colorful Echinacea, also known as Coneflower, is a native perennial that has been wonderfully enriched with new introductions. They now come in a variety of colors and sizes and with more blooming stems. Attracts butterflies and birds. They make long lasting cut flowers. Deer resistant.

Echinacea are easy to grow. Deadhead to encourage rebloom, but toward the end of the season leave a few of the prominent seedheads on the strong stems to add interest to the winter garden. Echinacea prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained soil, but are adaptable to less than ideal conditions and will tolerate drought when established.

>Echinacea Varieties

Geum (Geum, Avens)

Geum bloom in late spring with colorful flowers held on wiry stems above mounded clumps of handsome foliage. Blooms appear to be floating above the dense foliage, a very appealing effect. Grow Geum at the front of the border or along walkways or edge of a patio.

>Geum Varieties

Iris (Iris)

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

>Iris Varieties

Iris sibirica (Siberian Iris)

Siberian Iris have gorgeous blooms in late spring to early summer. Elegant yet versatile blooms are perfect for refined settings, mixed borders, and cottage gardens. Slender, graceful, upright foliage is an asset all summer long, then turns golden to rust in fall for a beautiful finish to the season.

How to Grow Siberian Iris

Siberian Iris are easy to grow in most garden soils, but do best in a rich, organic soil with a mildly acidic pH of 6.0-7.0. They prefer ample moisture in spring and 1" of water per week during the rest of the growing season, however they do tolerate summer drought. In their northern range, give them at least 6 hours of sun per day, in hotter, southern sites they can benefit from filtered shade at mid-day. Siberian Iris are deer resistant.

>Iris sibirica Varieties

Phlox (Phlox)

Tall Garden Phlox provide large, fragrant heads of tightly packed florets in mid to late summer in a wonderful range of colors. Some older varieties had trouble with powdery mildew on their foliage, especially in a warm, humid climate, however there are now many wonderful varieties with good resistance. To help the plants further resist mildew, plant in an area with good air circulation and organic soil; water deeply at the base of the plants during dry spells. Many new Phlox are available in a variety of sizes and colors that will always ensure a place in the garden for these longtime favorites.

>Phlox Varieties

Schizachyrium (Little Bluestem)

Schizachyrium, also known as Little Bluestem, forms graceful clumps that turn gorgeous mauve to purple to copper tones in fall. Summer blooms mature to silvery seed heads that shine in the low autumn sun. Excellent for a sunny mixed border, with other native prairie plants, or in mass with other grasses. Drought resistant.

>Schizachyrium Varieties

Sedum (Stonecrop)

Sedums, also known as Stonecrop, have interesting thick, succulent foliage, sturdy abundant blooms, and a variety of foliage colors. Drought tolerant when established, Sedums help to conserve water. Tough and easily grown, with a wide range of forms and colors, Sedums are a valuable addition to the garden. Their blooms attract butterflies and often mature into attractive seedheads to create fall and winter interest, and to provide winter food for birds. Well drained, sunny sites are ideal for Sedums. Smaller growing selections are wonderful additions to containers and troughs.

>Sedum 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

New for 2019

Part of the fun of gardening is trying something new! We choose our new plants for both their beauty and their good growing traits.

>New for 2019 Varieties

Grasses

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

Grasses for sunny spots add graceful form and texture. 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, 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.

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

>Grasses Varieties

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