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$12.95, 3 for $36.00
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An Allium with the wow factor! This Ornamental Onion has 1-3/4 to 2" rounded clusters of light amethyst purple flowers in mid to late summer. The narrow, twisty that form a low mound.  Similar in flower color and foliage to Allium 'Blue Eddy', but in a much larger form, reaching up to 24" tall for good garden presence. Let the seed heads dry in place for extended interest. Attracts butterflies, resists deer. Grow Allium 'Medusa' in borders, cutting and butterfly gardens. Drought tolerant when established.

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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.
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.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$14.95, 3 for $42.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
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.

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Stunning soft buttery yellow, 18" spires top blue-green foliage in late spring. A cross between B. sphaerocarpa and B. alba. Attracts butterflies. False Indigo is wonderful in borders, cottage gardens, or mingled with native plants in a meadow or prairie type planting.

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Unique blooms in a cinnamon-plum tone over buttery yellow. Baptisia 'Cinnamon Toast' blooms in late spring to early summer in Lupine-like racemes. Exclusive to Song Sparrow. Pair with yellow Baptisia for stunning color interest.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
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.

$14.95, 3 for $42.00
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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 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.
Incredibly saturated dark violet-purple flowers on vase-shaped plants make a stunning statement in the garden. Baptisia Royal Purple PrairiebluesTM blooms in late spring to early summer in Lupine-like racemes.

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Lemony yellow blooms on this brand new introduction exclusive to Song Sparrow. Baptisia 'Strike It Rich' blooms in late spring to early summer in Lupine-like racemes. This beautiful shade of yellow looks great with so many colors, making it a wonderful companion plant. They also shine all on their own, whether just one or a sizable group.

 
 

 
 
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Spectacular hybrid of our native False Indigo. One the earliest blooming Baptisia, this vigorous, upright to arching grower produces numerous flower stems each bearing a profusion of bicolored flowers from late spring through midsummer. Deep violet-lavender buds unfurl into handsome periwinkle-blue blooms, each with a contrasting butter-cream keel. Attractive, blue-green foliage. A superb semi-formal specimen for the sunny border. Attractive to butterflies. (Baptisia australis x B. bracteata)
In late May and early June, spires of tightly packed flowers gracefully rise above the handsome blue-green foliage. Deep violet blooms have lemon-yellow keel petals. Flowers mature to a softer shade of violet-purple. Stunning architectural effect. False Indigo is wonderful in borders, cottage gardens, or mingled with native plants in a meadow or prairie type planting.
Semi-double orange blooms with shorter petals above full size petals for an attractive layered look. Geum 'Coppertone Punch' starts blooming in late April or May and continues for three to four weeks or more. The plants form a 10" tall clump of semi-evergreen foliage. These hybrid plants are longer lived than the older chiloense varieties of Geum. Rich, moist, well-drained soil is ideal, but Geums will also grow in average soil. Nice at the front of the border or along walkways, with colorful blooms on wiry stems plus the handsome clumps of foliage are very attractive and suppress weeds.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Ivory white single and semi-double flowers shade outward to a creamy peach, and then to an edging of bright rose, all on 18-20" burgundy red stems. Starts blooming in mid to late spring and continues for three to four weeks or more. The dense, clumping plants have hybrid vigor. Rich, moist soil is ideal, but they will also grow in average soil. The foliage is semi-evergreen and forms a mound 10" tall and wide.
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.

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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.
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Vermilion red flowers are borne on burgundy red stems and lighten to a peachy orange. Blooming in mid to late spring, continuing for three to four weeks or more. Stems reach approximately 18" tall to hold blooms above the attractive 10" tall clump of semi-evergreen foliage. Use Geum 'Wet Kiss' in borders or along the front edge of a patio area. We like the way Geum foliage forms dense clumps to prevent weeds and to create a handsome leafy foreground for later blooming perennials. Prefers a moist, well drained soil, but will also grow in average soil.

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Remarkably beautiful, regal blooms in late spring to early summer. Both the standards and falls on Iris 'Lion King'are much larger than the species with ruffled, wide, deep violet-purple edges and a lovely striped pattern that flows out from the white centers.
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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Very large, beautiful white blooms with a touch of yellow-green at the base of the falls. Iris 'Swans in Flight' is the winner of many awards, including the top award of The American Iris Society, the Dykes Medal. Blooms late to very 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.
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.
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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.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
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An early grown, vigorous free-flowering species with soft grayish green foliage. In late spring, masses of single intense magenta (sometimes white) flowers are produced on short stems. Each blossom is further enhanced by a broad ring of numerous bright pale-yellow anthers. Sun or light shade.
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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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.
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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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.

$12.95, 3 for $36.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Cultivated in the west for over 400 years, the fernleaf peony form the steppes of central Europe is thought to have been a treasured possession on the westward bound wagons of the early American settlers. Spectacular in both foliage and flower, the dark-green finely divided foliage goes dormant by mid-summer. In spring, the single deep red flowers of this early bloomer are enhanced by golden yellow stamen, and appear to rest just above the foliage mound. Tolerant of drier conditions than most peonies. A sunny well drained location is ideal. Ships bare root in fall.

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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

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

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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