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Buy 3 Clematis for price of 2

Save now! Receive three Clematis for the price of two. The item(s) of equal or lesser value on your order will be deducted. Subject to availability. Not valid for previous orders. Offer valid for orders placed from now until August 23, 2015. USA orders only.

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Sun Perennials

Our sun-loving plants bring color, form and style to the garden. We offer the best of the new selections and old favorites. This group of perennials requires a minimum of 5-6 hours sunshine per day to look their best. As the amount of shade increases, flowering generally decreases, but in southern zones, plants will tolerate a little more shade.

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 and very popular, Echinacea, also known as Coneflower, is a native perennial that has been wonderfully enriched with new introductions. They come in heights from short to tall, bloom forms in single to double, and in spectacular colors including pinks, reds, corals, yellows, and more. Their successions of freely produced flowers are a magnet for butterflies, and later their seeds are enjoyed by birds, however, deer generally leave them alone.

Echinacea are excellent for a flower border or native-type planting and are wonderful companions for grasses, other summer bloomers such as Daylilies and Hydrangeas. They are outstanding in bouquets, providing long lasting cut flowers.

Echinacea are easy to grow, with strong upright stems. Deadhead to encourage rebloom, but toward the end of the season leave a few of the prominent seedheads on the rigid 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

Phlox (Phlox)

Popular for over a hundred years, Tall Garden Phlox provide large, fragrant heads of tightly packed florets in mid to late summer in a wonderful range of colors. The foliage of some older varieties can be subject to powdery mildew, especially in a warm, humid climate. Although it is not fatal to the plant, it can look unsightly. Resistance to this problem has been the goal in selecting and introducing new varieties, so there are now many wonderful varieties with good resistance. To help the plants further resist problems, plant Phlox in an area with good air circulation and organically enriched soil; water deeply at the base of the plants during dry spells to prevent them from becoming stressed. Many new Phlox are available in a variety of sizes and colors that will always ensure a place in the garden for these classic, longtime favorites.

>Phlox 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

Attract Butterflies or Hummingbirds

Winged visitors add magic to the garden! Attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators with colorful, nectar rich blossoms. For further appeal, leave an area of the garden undisturbed to provide shelter and add a bird bath or create a few puddles for water. Avoid chemical sprays. Plant early, mid, and late season bloomers to provide a long season of nectar. Include plants that provide fruit or seedheads for birds.

>Attract Butterflies or Hummingbirds Varieties

Container Planting

CONTAINER PLANTING TIPS
How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Plants in Pots and Containers.

Many of our plants are great choices to grow in containers. Clematis are wonderful on patios and balconies. Miniature Hosta and dwarf evergreens can be enjoyed at close range when grown in a pot. Heuchera, Hosta, and ferns will add a leafy abundance to a container that includes annuals. Beautiful container plantings add character and interest to a setting. Here are some tips to help plants grow well in a container.

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. We have many noted for "container planting" among our selections.

Select a pot that corresponds to the size and quantity of plants you have chosen. Use a quality commercial potting mix in a pot with holes to ensure good drainage. If the holes are on the bottom of the pot, use supports for a slight lift to keep them off the ground so water can flow out. Fertilize and water carefully as needed, since containers create a smaller root zone for plants.

In cold zones, 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 wooden planter (clay pots can crack) in a sheltered location, especially if they are rated for a zone or two hardier than the zone where they are being grown. Large pots provide better root protection than small pots. For added protection pots can be wrapped in frost blankets, or plastic pots can be sunk into the ground and mulched. Protect pots from strong winds, excessive moisture, and full winter sun, which can scorch plants. Another option is to enjoy your plants for a season in a container and then approximately 6 weeks before the ground freezes remove it from the pot, plant it in the garden and mulch around the root zone. 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.

Tips for cut flowers: Cut blooms in the cool of the day. Leave plenty of stems and foliage to nourish the plant for future growth, (cut no more than 1/3 of the plant's growth). Re-cut stems at an angle under water just before putting in a vase. Change water in the vase frequently. Pick both large and small bouquets - even a single flower adds a nice, fresh touch.

>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. One of our favorite deer resistant plants is the Peony. 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

Fragrance

Fragrance completes a garden, and makes it all the more memorable! We offer a wide variety of scented plants so you can have fragrance all season long, in sunny and shady sites. Plant near a sitting area or walkway to fully enjoy their lovely scent.

>Fragrance Varieties

New in 2015

We are happy to offer our customers new plant varieties including many that are exclusive to Song Sparrow or rare and hard to find. Our selections are based upon many outstanding features including flowers, foliage, form, and extended seasonal interest, combined with ease of culture. We hope you enjoy these new plant selections!

>New in 2015 Varieties

New Listing-Spring

Online only plants added this spring. Some are brand new, some are returning favorites.

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>New Listing-Spring Varieties

New Listing-Summer

Online only. Newly added plants for summer of 2015.

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>New Listing-Summer Varieties

Only Available on the Web

We have many more plants than we are able to fit into our catalog! Browse here to see the plants that we list only online. Find new items, past favorites, and rare plants that we may have only in limited quantity. Check back throughout the year for newly added plants.

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>Only Available on the Web Varieties

Proven Winners Perennials

Perennials chosen as Proven Winners® #1 Plant Brand® are selected for their long lasting color, bountiful blooms or other attractive characteristics, resistance to disease and insects, and tolerance for heat and humidity. They come from breeders all around the world and are tested to ensure top performance in the garden.

>Proven Winners Perennials 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

Siberian Iris

These invaluable clump forming, long-lived perennials have both foliage and floral appeal. Slender, graceful upright leaves remain fresh and appealing throughout the gardening season forming an ideal backdrop from early to midsummer for the elegant, tall stemmed flowers. In addition to the traditional blue and rich purple flowers, more recent hybrids display a wide range of colors including whites, yellow, strawberry-pink and reddish tones with longer lasting flowers sometimes exhibiting a tendency for reblooming. Plant height varies with some dwarf selections especially valuable for smaller gardens. In moist well drained soil, strong growth can result in the development of a valuable ornamental groundcover. Plantings can create striking contrasts when associated with such rounded shrubs like early flowering Azaleas.

>Siberian Iris Varieties

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