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Grace, fall color, and hardiness! The refined character of a Japanese Maple can now be enjoyed to a zone 4 hardiness range! This hybrid selection, developed in Madison, Wisconsin, by Professor Emeritus Ed Hasselkus, originated from seed of the tough and cold-hardy Korean maple, but most resembles its A. palmatum parent. Graceful, deeply incised leaves emerge bronze, are green in summer, then glow with bright orange-red to deep red color in fall. Upright when young, spreading when mature, will eventually grow to approximately 20 feet tall by 24 feet wide. A choice tree for courtyards and gardens where the desire for a Japanese Maple has been thwarted by zone 4 conditions. Grown on own roots.
The tall, upright habit of Andropogon 'Blackhawks' stands out in the landscape and adds a long season of interest. Deep green foliage takes on a deep purple tones in midsummer then later develops accents of dark purple to near black. Selection of a native grass.

Andropogon, also known as Turkey's Foot or Big Bluestem, is a native grass originating in North American prairies. Use in mixed borders, massed on its own or with other grasses, or grow with other native plants to create a naturalized setting. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant when established.

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Hosta 'Angel Falls' features cascading green leaves with beautiful light green to white centers. The green margins measure up to 2" wide, with a lighter green area appearing where the margins and centers overlap. The mature leaves arch downward with a rippled margin. Forms a wide, attractively rounded mound. Light lavender flowers on 25" scapes in midsummer. A variegated sport of the multiple award winning solid green Hosta 'Niagara Falls'.

 
 

 
 
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A tropical-looking golden beauty with large compound leaves that measure up to 3' long! Aralia 'Sun King' emerges with bright gold leaves held on reddish brown stems. If given at least a few hours of sun a day, the foliage will remain yellow all summer. In heavier shade, the foliage will be lime green. Quickly forms a large 4' tall clump of foliage. In mid to late summer, interesting 1-2' racemes of tiny white flowers are produced followed by deep purplish black, inedible berries. Deer resistant. Aralia 'Sun King' is an excellent plant to add a sizable bright accent to a shady spot.
Extreme ivory shark's tooth edging and cream-yellow ruffling on flowers with a purple base. Fringed sepals and a green to yellow throat complete the gorgeous blooms. Daylily 'Bearded Dragons' is a stand-out choice for the summer garden.
Stunning white bark looks beautiful with the golden yellow fall color on this mid sized tree. Selected by Dr. Edward R. Hasselkus from the collections at Longenecker Horticultural Gardens of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Its attractive characteristics include good borer resistance, a uniform upright pyramidal habit, beautiful satin-white bark, attractive foliage, and golden-yellow fall color. The parent plant originated from seed planted in the mid-1970s, it out-survived all the other seedlings from the population, which were lost to bronze birch borers. The parent tree measures approximately 40' in height with a 30' spread at the base. A Chicagoland Grows@ selection.
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Enchanting violet blooms with a rosy-violet center bars and white centers. Dark, purple-violet, almost black anthers held on cream colored filaments harmonize beautifully. The flowers consist of 4-6 pointed sepals with slightly wavy edges. Blooms profusely from early to late summer and then continues moderately until early fall.

Grow Clematis 'Cloudburst' on a trellis, shrub, obelisk, or an open type fence that allows it to twine through.
Double to triple row of beautiful coral-rose guard petals. Peony Coral MagicTM as excellent plant vigor and rich forest-green luxuriant foliage.

Peonies have large, spectacular blooms in late spring to early summer. An easy to grow perennial, the Peony is very long-lived. Wonderful for cut flower bouquets. Peonies are deer resistant.
Handsome, eye-catching yellow leaved selection of our native Pagoda Dogwood, discovered as a seedling by noted Chicago plantsman Kris Bachtell. The horizontally tiered habit is dramatically emphasized by the golden yellow foliage well into summer, it will gradually turn a chartreuse yellow during the warmest summers. Clusters of small ivory blooms accent the layered branches in late spring. Cornus Gold BullionTM is a superb, vigorous small tree for light shade and a well drained, moisture retentive soil.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Salmon-coral fully double blooms with most unusual and attractive, golden etched internal petaloids. Fragrant with good stems. American Peony Society Gold Medal Selection.
Tree Peony 'Ezra Pound' has a gentle flush of lavender pink on white blooms accented with dark rosy purple flares. Large single to semi-double blooms. Moutan type Tree Peony. Waxy, deep green foliage.

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Fetching bell-shaped, nodding flowers consisting of four light pink sepals with lighter margins and strongly curling tips. Inside is a creamy-pink with pink veins. Yellow anthers on white filaments. Flowers for a long period, from early summer until mid fall. Suitable for growing in containers. Exceptionally free flowering!

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

 
 

 
 
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Personality plus from intensely fringed edges of bright golden yellow! The fringed edge goes all the way into the center of the bloom for a very decorative effect. Blooms are a soft pink with soft yellow highlights. Small green throats complete the look.
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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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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Hosta 'Hans' has wide, glaucous, blue-green leaves with bold white centers that jet outward and are enhanced with a narrow band of lime green. The leaves are corrugated, puckered, and folded, with ruffling at the base. Fabulous interest created by the color pattern and leaf form. Extra vigor, thanks to the green streaks that appear in late summer. Pale lavender flowers on 20-22" scapes in early to midsummer. Sport of Hosta 'Andrew'. With a name like 'Hans' (for the Hosta hybridizer par excellence) we know this will be an outstanding Hosta!
Helleborus 'French Kiss' has large, 3 to 3-1/2", single blooms of white with raspberry pink striations. Raspberry flares and ivory anthers accent the center. From Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

Helleborus, also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, have very early spring blooms and handsome, leathery foliage. Plant in borders or a woodland edge. Give light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. Highly deer resistant.
Helleborus 'Rio Carnival' bears dramatic light yellow flowers with heavy burgundy red speckling. Single blooms are 2-1/2" to 3” in diameter. From Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

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

 
 

 
 

 
 
Luscious, deep brick red blooms with ruffled petals. Strong stems. Fragrant. Tree Peony 'Hephestos' is an American Peony Society Gold Medal winner.

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Cream and carmine-rose blossoms with superb form. Two rows of fluted and notched guard petals hold the rounded bomb centers with great style. Some of the top petals of the bomb nicely match the guard petals. Peony 'He's My Star' has good substance, good stem strength, and thick deep green foliage. Light fragrance.

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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.


 
 

 
 

 
 
Large lemon-yellow blossoms with a light lemon scent. Flower centers have soft red flares and white-tipped carpels. Excellent plant possessing health and vigor. Itoh Peony 'Bartzella' is a winner of the American Peony Society Gold Medal.
Very fragrant pink, purple and white goblet-shaped blooms. Floriferous, with flowers comprised of 6 tepals creating a generous display in mid-spring of blooms that resemble small hot air balloons perched along the branches. Very cold hardy. Magnolia 'Cosmic Gem' is a complex hybrid cross of M. liliflora x M. acuminata x M. 'Norman Gould' x M. 'White Rose'. Will grow to be a 20' tall by 10' wide at approximately 25 years of age. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
Sweetly fragrant, large white flowers with a hint of pink are comprised of up to twelve broad tepals. Blooms in late spring, after foliage emerges. Bold, tropical looking, 10-12" leaves add season-long drama. Parentage of Magnolia 'Sweet Love' is M. sieboldii x M. 'Oriental Charm' (a complex big leaf Magnolia hybrid). Very cold hardy. Can grow to approximately 20-25' tall. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

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

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

Spectacular! Ruffled white with cream and yellow toward the flower center. Statuesque landscape variety. Slightly fragrant. A versatile companion plant, Daylily 'Ruffled Parchment' looks great with yellows, pastels, or bright colors, or use in a white-themed garden.
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Wonderfully fragrant white flowers which open from pink-red buds. Dense, compact, selection produces abundant blooms in spring. Viburnum 'Compactum' has extremely healthy dark green foliage that has beautiful fall color in shades of golden orange to wine red.
Creamy white, flat-topped flower clusters in early summer followed by fruit that turns pink to red to blue to black in fall. The persistent clusters of small fruit provide excellent winter interest. Exceptionally dark green leaves turn maroon-red in fall. Attracts birds and butterflies. Viburnum FreedomTM is a selection from Mike Yanny in Wisconsin of the native shrub known as Witherod Viburnum.

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Much appreciated release of one of Brother Charles' best hybrids. Daylily 'Wide Awake' is a warm rose, pastel-cream blend with intense gold ruffling. Green throat radiates yellow which matches the vibrant ruffling.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Outstanding selection of our native Wisteria with compact, 6" flower trusses that are tightly packed with deep lavender-blue flowers. Blooms in early summer, then reblooms throughout summer. This vine climbs by twining and is a strong grower but less aggressive than its Asiatic counterparts. Blooms at a young age. Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls' is ideal for covering walls, fences and pergolas. Attracts butterflies, light sweet scent.

 
 

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