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$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Long, narrow, tapered leaves are green with ruffled margins that are bright yellow in spring. In summer, the margins brighten to creamy white. The leaves are held on stiff, horizontal petioles with little arching, forming a horizontal mound in the landscape. Lavender flowers on 13-15" scapes in late summer. A seedling of H. 'Atom Smasher'.

Grow small and miniature Hosta in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed.

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
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
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.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
A great Clematis for small places! This blue-mauve, very petite grower is only 12", but the abundant 3-4" flowers make a strong showing in any setting. Very compact, almost naturally dwarf with medium sized flowers. Clematis BijouTM is perfect for containers, hanging baskets and to create small accents along the front edge of the border.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Softest lavender-blue shades on large flowers with wavy margins and ivory stamens tipped with reddish purple. Clematis 'Blue Mist' is a mid-sized vine to grow in containers or on fences, trellises, or through shrubs.
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
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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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
White blooms with a hint of pink have ruffled borders and reddish brown centers. Mature blooms are lightly scented. Full sized blooms on very compact vines. Clematis ChantillyTM is a perfect choice for containers or small gardens.

Grow Clematis on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through. Prune 2.


$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
An exotic, vigorous miniature. Long, narrow chartreuse leaves form a heavily rippled low mound. Ideal edging plant is eye-catching even from a distance. Lavender blooms on 18" scapes in late summer. A hybrid with Hosta 'Wogon' in its parentage.

Grow Hosta 'Chartreuse Wiggles' in a rock garden, trough or other container, or along the front edge of border.


 
 

 
 

 
 

$16.95, 3 for $48.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Cheerful, low growing mounds of yellow blooms. Coreopsis 'Citrine' has a bright and clean look all summer long; the flowers appear right on top of the old ones which just disappear. Compact mounded habit. Months of color, from early summer on into early fall. Low maintenance, just cut back after first wave of blooms. Attracts butterflies. Use Coreopsis 'Citrine' in mixed beds and borders, as a mass planting, or in a container.
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.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Bright blooms plus variegated foliage on compact plants! Yellow-gold daisy-like flowers with maroon markings in the center abound in early summer and continue into late summer if deadheaded. Green leaves are strongly marked with cream to yellow streaking. Deadheading helps encourage repeat blooming through early fall. Coreopsis 'Tequila Sunrise' is an easy care plant tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought. Prefers well drained soil. This hybrid Coreopsis (C. lanceolata x C. grandiflora) is a good choice for borders, containers, cottage gardens, and butterfly gardens.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Gleaming white blooms with bars that are pink in the center then lighten outwards to white. Ruffled edges and a deep reddish pink central boss of stamens add extra appeal. Clematis CorinneTM is best grown in light shade where its color shows to best advantage. Compact and free-flowering. Long lasting as a cut flower. Grow in a container or in the garden.

Grow Clematis on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.


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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE AWARD WINNER MINI
Unique form and texture! Rigid, highly ruffled narrow leaves emerge yellow and then lighten to near white. The 16" tall scapes are deep purple, topped with lavender flowers. Prefers half a day of sun.

Hosta 'Curly Fries' makes a great container plant and also grows very well in the garden. Seedling of H. 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake'. Selected by the American Hosta Growers Association as 2016 Hosta of the Year!

Striking, crisp white margins on deep green leaves. Hosta 'Diamonds are Forever' has sharply contrasting variegation that stands out even from a distance. Purple, bell-shaped flowers on 20-24" scapes appear in late summer. Sport of H. 'Diamond Tiara'.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Glowing lavender-blue flowers accented with creamy yellow centers. Mature blooms take on more shades of blue. Very free flowering with a compact habit. Suitable for containers. Clematis Diana's DelightTM is a beautiful color that mixes well with many other flowers.

Grow Clematis on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.


$17.95, 3 for $50.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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.)

$17.95, 3 for $50.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Prolific blooms of lavender-blue with deeper rose bars. Red anthers on white filaments add extra interest. Vigorous grower with a compact habit, high bud count, and dark green foliage. Growing just 4-6' tall, Clematis 'Festival'is an excellent choice for containers and small spaces.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
A Clematis for small places! Silver-blue single and semi-double 3-4" flowers on this incredibly compact, 12" plant. Plentiful flowers have a striking accent of red-brown anthers. Clematis FiligreeTM is very compact, almost naturally dwarf, with medium sized flowers. It is perfect for containers, hanging baskets and to create small accents along the front edge of the border. Or try one as a unique centerpiece for your table.
Non-stop blooming! Deep violet-purple flowers have attractive contrasting anthers. This jewel-toned, vigorous, yet compact grower has a long bloom season. Clematis FleuriTM is perfect for containers and smaller gardens. From the compact, long blooming Boulevard® Clematis series.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Stunningly multi-flowered, and extremely free-flowering compact vine with dusky pink flowers that have darker margins and a red-purple center. Purple-pink filaments. Best in a lightly shaded site. Clematis GiselleTM is ideal in the garden or for a container. From the compact, long blooming Boulevard® Clematis series.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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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$24.95, 3 for $69.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
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.

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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.

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Outstanding fall color distinguishes this selection of the Japanese Hakone Grass. Creamy-yellow and green variegated leaves turn red-purple tones in fall. Tiny reddish-brown flower spikes in airy clusters add beauty during late summer and fall. Hakonechloa 'Naomi' is superb for cascading over rocks, in borders or containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.

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Narrow, solid green cascading leaves develop burgundy markings in the summer and then become flushed with rich orange-red tones during fall. Use this more compact growing Japanese Forest Grass to cascade over rocks, in borders, containers, or foundation plantings. Hakonechloa 'Nicolas' will develop more intense color in colder climates. Hakonechloa are 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. Dolce® series. A Proven Winners® selection.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Front of the border charm with compact mounds of lovely red-brown leaves and brick- to cherry-red flowers. Heuchera 'Cherry Cola' performs all year round. Very long lived. Blooms mid spring to early summer on 18" tall stems. Unlike most Heuchera, this one prefers full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant when established. Excellent vigor. Use as an accent, border, or in a mixed container.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
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.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Extremely ruffled leaves on a tight mound are an intense rust red in spring, then a glossy warm peach-red to amber in summer. Vigorous. Small white flowers on 15" tall red stems in spring. Heuchera 'Peach Crisp' works well in a container, as an edger, or a textural color spot. Part shade or full sun in the Pacific northwest. Give good drainage.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
A multicolored plant named for a vibrant city. New leaves open peach-amber, change to amber, then to tan, and finally to yellow amber. Lovely at every season. Accented with 14" maroon flower stems with white flowers from late spring into fall. Heuchera 'Rio' is a vigorous plant that is a great garden performer and excellent in containers. Use in the partly shaded or sunny garden. Heat and humidity tolerant.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
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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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE BEST SELLER
Refreshing lemon-lime leaves with a vibrant red patterned center frosted by a white veil. x Heucherella 'Fire Frost' forms a vigorous 10" tall mound with good color all season. Small white blooms on 18" tall stems in mid to late summer. Breeding with H. villosa hybrids has given it larger leaves and habit and a tolerance to heat and humidity.

Heucherella prefer organically rich, well drained soils with fairly regular moisture. Use as an accent, as edging along paths, front of the border, or containers.


 
 

 
 

 
 
Luminous color and a long bloom season! Large flowers are a stunning pale lavender-blue, maturing to frosty white with lavender-blue accents. Creamy yellow centers are the perfect soft accent for the blooms. Very long flowering, this is one of the earliest large-flowered clematis to come into flower and the last to finish flowering. Suitable for containers. Grow Clematis Ice BlueTM on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.
Very heavy bloomer! Dark glossy buds open to elegant, pendulous bells of deep blue-purple prominently edged with white. Flowers have extra thick tepals for good substance. Handsome silky seed heads and a slight fragrance add to the appeal of this striking Dutch hybrid. Clematis 'Fascination' is good for containers, too. Upright to semi-climbing habit.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Large, profuse blooming American hybrid with eight slightly overlapping tepals of a beautiful, uniform, creamy rose-pink. Each long lasting bloom is further enhanced by a central cluster of cream colored stamens. Named in honor of the hybridizer's wife. Clematis 'Irene' is a lower growing vine and suitable for a smaller trellis or shrub, or growing in a container.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Wide, dark green margins stand in sharp contrast to the bright yellow centers in early spring. As summer approaches, the centers become more chartreuse when plants are grown in heavier shade or lighter yellow if they are grown in more sun. Impressive variegation, thick leaf substance, and a strong growth rate. Showy red speckled petioles that bleed up into the leaves. Dark lavender flowers appear on reddish green 28" scapes in midsummer. Hosta 'Island Breeze' is a sport of H. 'Paradise Island'.
Large pink flowers up to 5" in diameter have deeper toned center bars. As the flower matures, the outer tepals fall away and inner tepals expand creating double blooms with a pom-pom effect. Free flowering. Clematis JosephineTM is a great choice for trellises, fences, and containers.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Heavy blooming! Large purple to violet-blue flowers with wavy edges accented with reddish anthers on white filaments. Long, repeating bloom season from late spring to frost. Abundant flowers from top to bottom will cover the foliage on this compact vine. Good choice for containers. Grow Clematis 'Kirigamine' on a support such as a trellis, post, or obelisk.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$20.95, 3 for $58.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Creamy white margins and green centers on slightly wavy small leaves. Medium to fast growth; great as a low edger or ground cover. Pale purple flowers in midsummer on 17" scapes. Forms a low, dense mound. The parentage of Hosta 'Lakeside Baby Face' is H. Lakeside seedling x H. 'Lakeside Little Gem'. This popular selection is often a section winner in Hosta shows.

Grow small and miniature Hosta in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed.


$15.95, 3 for $44.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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.
A super short Shasta Daisy! Low, compact habit and large, double white flowers with fringed petal tips. Flower buds are light yellow and open flowers have yellow center petals when young. Blooms from early to late summer. Perfect size for along the front edge of a bed or border, or use in containers or mass plantings. Attracts butterflies and makes a good cut flower to include in lower profile arrangements.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Lightly ruffled, double, broad petaled white flowers are a bright lemon yellow when they first emerge. Very compact habit with a long bloom period, starting in early summer and continuing until early fall. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional bloom. Prefers well-drained soil. Attracts butterflies. Leucanthemum 'Bridal Bouquet' is an excellent selection for front of the border, mixed beds, or containers. Nice choice if you garden on a patio, and want to add a touch of a cottage garden look.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Double blooms on petite plants! The flowers of Leucanthemum 'Macaroon' start out a soft lemon yellow, then expand to creamy white with bright gold centers. Well-branched with many stems, this Daisy forms a low, tight mound. Charming and useful in containers, edges and in mass. Good cut flower for small bouquets. Attracts butterflies.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Pure white daisies with a gold center. Petals emerge quilled then open and flatten with maturity. Very compact habit, blooms in late spring to late summer. Remove spent blooms to encourage rebloom. Long-lasting as cut flowers. Prefers well-drained soil. Attracts butterflies. Ideal for the front of the border, butterfly or cottage gardens, or containers.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$16.95, 3 for $48.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Crisp white-margins on elongated green-centered leaves form an elfin mound. Lavender flowers top the clump in late summer. Rapid grower, H. 'Swoosh' x H. venusta sport. Use Hosta 'Little Devil' in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed or border.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Wide, blue-green to dark green margins and creamy white centers, leaf blade twisted. Good substance. Pale purple flowers open on 12" scapes in midsummer. Hosta 'Little Treasure' is a sport of H. 'Little Jay'; it is more vigorous than its parent.

Grow small and miniature Hosta in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed.


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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Light pink blooms with cerise-pink bars and ivory and cerise stamens create a lively, attractive display. Clematis 'Love Jewelry' is a compact vine suitable for containers or a small scaled trellis or shrub.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Garnet red bars merge into rose-red on tepals of light lavender pink for a bright and pretty display. Clematis 'Malaya Garnet' is a compact vine with large blooms. It will be a great addition to a container, trellis, fence, or a medium sized shrub.
Flowers are white with vibrant raspberry bars, in a perfect wheel shape. Centers are a cluster of rosy beige anthers. Long blooming. Clematis Maria ThereseTM is wonderful for cut flowers, container planting and garden specimen.

Grow Clematis on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through. Prune 2.


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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Bright gold leaves are rounded, deeply cupped and corrugated with heavy, leathery substance and good slug resistance. Violet flowers on 18" scapes in early summer. We love the size of this Hosta; it is large enough to stand out in the garden, but still fits nicely in a container. The parentage of Hosta 'Maui Buttercups' is H. 'Frances Williams' x H. 'August Moon'.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
This petite and flirty Hosta forms a miniature mound of very wavy, thick, blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins in spring. In summer, the center turns more green and the edge lightens to creamy white. Pale lavender flowers with deeper purple stripes on short, 7" scapes in early to midsummer. Hosta 'Mini Skirt' is a sport of H. 'Mighty Mouse'.

Grow small and miniature Hosta in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed.

Loads of bright lavender-pink blooms. The tubular flower clusters of Monarda 'Cotton Candy' have lighter interiors accented with a sprinkling of small lavender dots. In midsummer, they form a solid dome of color with the 2 to 2-1/2" flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump that will fill out containers nicely but won’t run all over the garden. Above average resistance to powdery mildew. Sugar Buzz® series.

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is native to eastern North America. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed.
Tidy plants with lavender flowers topping the green, semi-glossy foliage. Though the plant is very compact, the flowers are the same size as taller selections, a full 2-1/2 to 3" across. Blooms from mid through late summer. Good resistance to powdery mildew. A petite selection for the front of a sunny border and combination containers. Slightly spreading, but controlled with a refined habit. A Proven Winners® selection.

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is native to eastern North America. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Color galore from these vibrant, magenta-purple, 2 to 2 1/2" flowers on strong, well-branched stems. Blooms in midsummer. Rounded, upright clump habit. The dark green foliage has above average resistance to powdery mildew. Grow Monarda 'Grape Gumball' in containers, front of the border, and cottage and butterfly gardens.

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is native to eastern North America. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed. Sugar BuzzTM series.

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Lavender lilac, 2 to 2 1/2" flowers on strong, well-branched stems in mid to late summer. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump. Profuse blooms. Above average resistance to powdery mildew. Grow Monarda 'Lilac Lollipop' in containers, front of the border, and cottage and butterfly gardens.

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is native to eastern North America. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed. Sugar BuzzTM series.

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Vivid cherry pink flowers sit just at the top of the green, semi-glossy foliage. Though the plant is very compact, the flowers are the same size as taller selections, a full 2-1/2 to 3" across. Blooms from mid through late summer. Good resistance to powdery mildew. Monarda 'Pardon My Cerise' is a petite selection for the front of a sunny border and combination containers. Forms a bushy, full clump. A Proven Winners® selection.

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is native to eastern North America. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Brilliant, saturated violet-purple petals with a bright cerise-red central bar. Clematis 'Mrs. N. Thompson' is a colorful choice for containers or the garden.

Grow Clematis on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.


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Beautiful light pink blooms with bright rose pink bars and centers of ivory filaments tipped with burgundy anthers. This extremely popular, strong growing Clematis is noted to enjoy partial-shade more than others. Heirloom from France, 1897. Profuse bloomer, good for cut flowers. Grow Clematis 'Nelly Moser' on a trellis, fence, or a medium-large sized shrub.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Pocket sized for a small pot or trough. White centers with dark blue-green margins. Lavender flowers on 10-12" scapes in early summer. Sport of H. 'Baby Bunting'. Use Hosta 'Pandora's Box' in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed. Highly rated in the American Hosta Society popularity polls.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Extremely heavy bloomer even at a young age. Double to semi-double mauve-pink flowers with wavy edges and a deep pink central stripe on each tepal. Nicely accented with yellow stamens. Compact growing Clematis is covered with blooms from top to bottom. Early flowers are double to semi-double; later flowers are single. Tends to bloom without a summer break.

The name PiiluTM translates to "Little Duckling". Grow on a trellis, open type fence or smaller sized shrub. Suitable for containers.


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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Vibrant blooms have deep pink edges with lighter pink centers accented by yellow anthers on this compact vine with two seasons of bloom. One of the earliest of the large flowered Clematis to bloom. Clematis Pink ChampagneTM is lovely in the garden or as a container plant.

$16.95, 3 for $48.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Low, dense, petite mound of neat heart-shaped leaves. Mid green centers encircled by distinct, yellow margins that change to creamy white. Good midsummer color from purple buds and flowers on 13" dark purple scapes. Hybrid of H. 'Pin Stripe'. Hosta 'Pixie Vamp' is a choice front-of-the-border miniature variety.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$17.95, 3 for $50.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Lavender-blue blossoms on a compact plant. The 'Astra' series of Platycodon have fully double flowers that open from interesting balloon-like buds. The bell-shaped flowers have thick petals that help the blooms last longer. Will thrive in almost any soil as long as it is well-drained. Exceptional branching and a compact, uniform habit makes this a good selection for front of the border, containers, or smaller gardens.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Clematis 'Proteus' has beautiful pink to lavender blossoms nicely accented by centers of white filaments and creamy-yellow anthers. Early blooms are double, they are followed by attractive single blooms later in the season. A mid-sized vine for growing in the garden.

Grow Clematis on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
This cute and showy variegated Hosta has rounded leaves with blue green margins and a creamy yellow to creamy white center. Heavy substance. Lavender flowers are produced on 8" scapes in midsummer. Hosta 'Pure Heart' is a sport of H. 'Blue Mouse Ears'.

Grow small and miniature Hosta in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Delicious combination of bright, creamy white leaves bordered with splashes of greens. They are held by striking deep burgundy petioles culminating in a spray of vivid red-pink extending up into the leaf. Lavender purple blooms in late summer on 23" burgundy scapes. Hosta 'Raspberry Sundae' makes a colorful addition to a shady garden or container planting.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Lovely double raspberry-rose blooms nicely accented with starry white stamens tipped with pale yellow anthers. Clematis 'Red Star' is a Japanese Clematis unique for blooming with fully double flowers twice, first in early summer, and again in early fall. Compact grower, making it well-suited to growing in containers and on small trellises.

Grow Clematis on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN NEW
Large and exceptionally lovely bright pink and white blooms. Pink anthers on ivory stamens add a delicate accent at the centers. Suitable for growing in containers.

Grow Clematis 'Rooran' on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Sapphire blue flowers from June through September. A nearly continuous blooming habit on this compact grower provides masses of richly colored flowers. Use ties to train as a short climber, or grow without support as a low and shrubby perennial. Clematis Sapphire IndigoTM is stunning in containers, perennial beds, growing through low shrubs, or cascading over a retaining wall.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Bouyant pink blooms with a darker central bar and light toned, slightly waved edges stand out wonderfully in the garden. Harmonizing red-pink anthers are held above a light center. Clematis 'Scartho Gem' is a moderately compact vine suitable for border, specimen, or container. Free-flowering English hybrid grown by Walter Pennell and named for his nursery.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Slender, medium blue, wavy leaves on this rarely offered, lovely and vigorous seedling of H. 'Purple Verticulated Elf'. Thick leaf substance. Lavender flowers in late summer. Use Hosta 'Slim and Trim' in a rock garden, container, or along the front edge of a border.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Slender leaves with very narrow, creamy white to white centers and dark green margins that jet into the center. The showy variegation of Hosta 'Sparkler' offers terrific contrast. Heavy substance for better slug resistance. Light lavender flowers on 8" scapes are produced in mid to late summer. Sport of H. 'Fireworks'.

Grow small and miniature Hosta in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed.


$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Wavy margins along petite, pointed, dark green leaves. Each leaf of Hosta 'Surfer Girl' measures only 2" long by 1" wide, but since the plant is stoloniferous, it fills in well and will form a dense patch. Pale purple flowers in midsummer on 18-24" scapes.

Grow small and miniature Hosta in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled bed.

By Kathy and Michael Shadrock

A guide to the new smaller-leaved hosta that are ideally suited to containers, windowsills, and smaller gardens. Plant descriptions note specific cultivation needs and an introductory chapter describes general needs for planting and aftercare. Beautifully illustrated and highly informative, this handpicked selection of hosta will inspire hobbyists and gardeners alike and provide inspiration for new planting schemes.

Hardcover, 208 pages, Full color throughout.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Bright gold color in a desirable compact size. This colorful Arborvitae is perfect for flanking formal entryways, either in the ground or in large containers, or in the garden as an upright focal point. Thuja 'Filip's Magic Moment' is a sport of Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', slower growing than its parent. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.

$17.95, 3 for $50.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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.


$17.95, 3 for $50.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Glossy, deeply cut, bright green leaves are extremely well patterned with dark plum. White blooms on short, 6" wands in spring. Tiarella 'Pacific Crest' is a trailing type variety, wonderful to use as a groundcover or in a hanging basket in a shady location. Pair it with large leaves such as Rodgersia or Hosta, and with dark foliaged plants such as Actaea to complement the patterning on the leaves.

$17.95, 3 for $50.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$16.95, 3 for $48.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE MINI
Interesting Japanese selection of the dwarf species, H. venusta, that is noted for its petite size, with leaf blades just 2" long and 1" wide. Each leaf is enhanced by a gold margin. Lavender bell-shaped flowers on 15" stems float above the mounded foliage during midsummer. Use Hosta 'Kinbotan' in a rock garden, in a trough or other container, or along the front edge of a small scaled planting bed.

$16.95, 3 for $48.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Sweet and petite! Pink flower spikes from mid through late summer atop a very compact, bushy mound of healthy green foliage. Ideal for combination containers, edging sunny pathways, or the front of the landscape. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; deer resistant. Veronica 'Sweet Lullaby' is a Proven Winners® selection.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
FULL SUN NEW
Refreshing white blooms from midsummer into late summer. Hummingbirds and butterflies will visit the long, narrow flower spikes and delight in their sweet nectar. Dark green, glossy leaves. Deadheading will promote additional blooms. Deer resistant. A compact grower, Veronica 'White Wands' is suitable for containers, or plant near the front of the border. Magic Show® series.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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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.

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