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Aconitum

Bressingham Spire

Monkshood

$ 8.00

 

Monkshood are wonderful, old fashioned perennials, perfectly suited for border plantings. This selection has a neat, compact habit, bearing spikes of deep violet-blue flowers on good strong stems that should not require staking. Excellent for cutting. Useful both in the garden as well as in mixed containers. Plants prefer a site that will not dry out, away from thirsty tree roots. In hot summer areas this will need protection from afternoon sun. Easily divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. 

Size: 35" H. by 23" wide. 

 Aralia c. 'Sun King'

GOLDEN JAPANESE SPIKENARD

$ 8.00

 

 

This tropical-looking beauty will add flair to your landscape with its boldly textured, brilliant gold foliage. It forms a large clump topped with tiny white flowers which give way to deep purpleblack berries in fall.

Size: 3 feet x 3 feet

Astilbe

Bridal Veil

$ 8.00

 

 

This classic white Astilbe will brighten
up your shade garden with its lacy, airy
flower panicles. They stand above the
attractive deep green, glossy foliage.
Makes a lovely cut flower..  

Size: 28" H. by 22" wide.

Astilbe

Fanal

$ 8.00

 

 

Queen of flowers for shady areas, with their fluffy plumes.  Bronzy-red foliage in spring, later becoming green.  Narrow spikes of deep red.  

Size: 30" H. by 24" wide.

Astilbe

Glow

$ 8.00

 

 

This colorful perennial will brighten up
your shade garden with its deep red,
narrowly triangular flower plumes with
rose highlights. The foliage emerges
bronze-red in spring and then turns green by summer..  

Size: 30" H. by 24" wide.

Astilbe

Peach Blossom

$ 8.00

 

 

This classic perennial will brighten up
your shade garden with its delicate peach
flower plumes with a hint of pink. The
glossy, green foliage forms a full clump in the landscape.  

Size: 24" H. by 18" wide.

Astilbe

Younique Carmine

$ 8.00

 

 

This floriferous selection of Astilbe forms a full, compact clump of finely textured, green foliage. Bunches of fragrant, fuchsia red, fuzzy, triangular flower plumes are produced prolifically.  

Size: 20" H. by 20" wide.

Carex

Banana Boat

$ 8.00

 

 

Outstanding accent plant for brightening
up shade gardens, pathways, or containers.  Bright lemon or banana yellow, 1” wide leaves have narrow, green margins and stripes. Slowly creeps to form a dense mass of bold textured foliage.

Size: 6 to 12" H. by  12 to 15" wide.

Carex

Snow Cap

$ 8.00

 

 

Outstanding accent plant for brightening
up shade gardens, pathways, or
containers. Cream to bright white, wide,
strappy leaves have narrow, green stripes.  Slowly creeps to form a dense mass of bold textured foliage. 

Size: 6 to 12" H. by  12 to 15" wide.

Cimicifuga simplex

Brunette

Bugbane

Black Snakeroot

$ 15.00

 

Bugbanes are late-season blooming perennials, generally planted in rich moist woodland situations. 'Brunette' is an exceptionally beautiful selection, valued for its large Astilbe-like leaves of purple black. Arching wands or bottlebrush spikes of fragrant pale-pink flowers rise above the clump in early fall. Great for cutting. In cool summer areas this will grow well in sunny sites, otherwise choose a part-shade location, protected from hot afternoon sun. Plants will take about three years to develop into a mature clump. A striking specimen!

Size: 70" high by 29" wide. 

Cimicifuga simplex Atropurpurea

Bugbane

Black Snakeroot

$ 15.00

 

 

Bugbanes are late-season blooming perennials, generally planted in rich moist woodland situations. This is a variable strain, valued for its large Astilbe-like leaves that range in color from deep green to bronzy purple. Arching wands or bottlebrush spikes of fragrant pale-pink flowers rise above the clump in early fall. Great for cutting. In cool summer areas this will grow well in sunny sites, otherwise choose a part-shade location protected from hot afternoon sun. Plants will take about three years to develop into a mature clump. A striking specimen!

Size: 70" high by 29" wide.  

Dicentra

Bleedingheart

Adrian Bloom

$ 10.00

 

The various selections of Fern-leaf Bleedingheart are valued for their compact habit and long season of bloom. This selection forms a vigorous clump of blue-green leaves, topped by clusters of delicate, dangling heart shaped flowers in a bright ruby-red shade. Excellent for edging, and very useful in mixed containers and tubs. May be divided in fall or early spring. Removing faded flowers regularly will promote lots of new buds to form.

Size: 12" high by 18" wide.

Dicentra

Old-fashioned Bleedingheart

spectabilis 

$ 10.00

 

One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants, Bleedinghearts burst into flower in late spring. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, with a somewhat ferny appearance. Dangling bright-pink locket flowers are held on arching stems, and these are excellent for cutting. Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. After flowering, the plants should be sheared back to 6 inches tall, to rejuvenate the foliage.

Size: 35" high by 35" wide.

Dicentra

Old-fashioned Bleedingheart

spectabilis "Alba"

$ 10.00

 

 

 

 

One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants, Bleedinghearts burst into flower in late spring. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, with a somewhat ferny appearance. Dangling white locket flowers are held on arching stems, and these are excellent for cutting. Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. After flowering, the plants should be sheared back to 6 inches tall, to rejuvenate the foliage.

Size: 35" high by 35" wide. 

Echinacea Razzmatazz

Double

Coneflower

$ 10.00

 



The First Double-Flowered Echinacea the World has Ever Seen! 
Same terrific adaptability to heat, humidity, cold, and drought, from one end of the country to the other!  Like all Echinacea, Razzmatazz is totally durable, disease-resistant, drought-tolerant, heat- and humidity-loving, and untroubled by pests and diseases. A native species (E. purpurea, the beloved Purple Coneflower), it adapts to locations across the Canada and the US., and doesn't mind less than ideal soil. 

Size:  23" high by 18" wide. 

Fern Cystopteris bulbifera ‘Crispa’ 

Fern

$ 10.00

 

 

 

 

A distictive fern native to Canada with soft green fronds producing bulbils.  These fall and rapidly develop into new plants.  As the most rapid spreading fern, growing to 16" hight, it's well suited to shade gardens and as a ground cover under trees. 

Fern Athyrium

Ghost  

$ 8.00

 

 

 

This taller fern produces apple green
fronds frosted with silvery white on dark
stems. Useful for brightening up the
shade garden. Forms an upright arching
clump that is perfect for the middle of
the border..

Size: 3 ft.

Cystopteris bulbifera ‘Crispa’ 

Fern

$ 8.00

 

 

 

 

A distictive fern native to Canada with soft green fronds producing bulbils.  These fall and rapidly develop into new plants.  As the most rapid spreading fern, growing to 16" hight, it's well suited to shade gardens and as a ground cover under trees. 

Cystopteris bulbifera ‘Crispa’ 

Fern

$ 10.00

 

 

 

 

A distictive fern native to Canada with soft green fronds producing bulbils.  These fall and rapidly develop into new plants.  As the most rapid spreading fern, growing to 16" hight, it's well suited to shade gardens and as a ground cover under trees. 

Fern Athyrium

Godzilla

$ 8.00

 

 

 

 

This impressive, tall fern forms a broad clump
of arching, silvery fronds with green highlights
and dark purple stems. It is useful for
brightening up the shade garden. Try planting
it in the middle of the border and using its
pretty fronds in fresh bouquets.

Size: 3 ft.

Fern Athyrium

Lady in Red  

$ 8.00

 

 

 

This lovely cultivar of our native Lady Fern is distinguished by its deep burgundy
stems which contrast nicely with the dark
green, upright fronds. The stem color
develops with maturity. Very easy to grow
in your shade garden.

Size: 24" high. 

Fern Dryopteris

Brilliamce

$ 8.00

 

 

This colorful fern produces lustrous
young orange fronds that contrast
superbly with the glossy, deeper green
coloring of the older fronds. Best color is
achieved in part sun. Very easy to grow in a wide range of conditions.

Size: 24" high. 

Fern Athyrium Nipponicum

 Picum

Japanese Painted Fern 

$ 8.00

 

 

 

Choice selection of Japanese painted fern, having dark burgundy arching stems and silvery fronds; best in sheltered areas.  Fantastic foliage for the shaded garden.  2004 Perennial plant of the year by Perennial Plant Association.

Size: 24" high. 

Grass

Hakon Grass

Hakonechloa

All Gold 

$ 8.00

 

 

 

This brilliantly colored ornamental grass
glows in the shade! It spreads slowly to
form a clump of semi-upright, gold to
chartreuse foliage. Morning sun draws out the gold coloring.  Reddish Brown flowers.

Size: 9 to 14" H. by  18 to 24" W.

Heliopsis

False Sunflower

Helianthoides 

$ 8.00

The longest flowering of the tall daisy flowered perennials, with large single  golden daisies that bloom in succession over several months. Native North American wildflower.

Size" 48" H. by 24" wide.

Heuchera

Coral Bells

Citronelle 

$ 8.00

 

 



Coral Bells Citronelle, Heuchera x villosa 'Citronelle' PPAF, is a flashy new sport of Heuchera 'Caramel'. The large lobed leaves are a striking lime-yellow color that will definitely draw attention in the garden! Since it is a villosa type, Heuchera 'Citronelle' is a strong grower and sun tolerant. The creamy white flowers in mid to late summer are an added bonus, but this hot new Heuchera is worthy of planting just for the foliage alone! Very unusual and striking! Plant coral bells in medium wet, well-drained soils, in full shade. They look especially good around the edge of borders, near variegated plants, woodland edges, rock gardens, perennial borders, or in mass to form an attractive ground cover. Excellent in partly shaded borders, under trees, and even mixed into ornamental containers on shady patios. Heuchera is susceptible to rot, so good drainage is essential while roots establish themselves.

Size: 12" H. by 14" wide. 

Heuchera

Coral Bells

Plum Pudding 

$ 8.00

   

One of our finest and still considered a “plum.” The color is beyond burgundy . . . a shimmering plum purple. Shiny foliage and a tight habit. Excellent foil for variegated, silvered and golden plants. Gold medal winner VKC Nieuw, Belgium ‘96.

Size: 26" H. by 18" wide. 

Ligularia

Britt-Marie Crawford

$10.00

An exciting new Ligularia with the deepest maroon/black leaves and orange daisy-like flowers. Grow in fertile, moisture retentive soil in full sun or partial shade.

Size:  36"  to 48" H. by 36" wide.

Ligularia

Dentata Desdemona

$ 10.00

 

Large handsome purplish leaves, contrasting branching heads of bright-orange daisies.  An unforgettable combination.

Size:  36"  to 48" H. by 36" wide.

Ligularia 

Dentata Othello

$10.00

 

The most commonly seen species with its large green rhubarb-like rounded leaves that form a large clump.  Tall spikes of golden-yellow flowers put on a great show at the back of a summer border.  Excellent waterside specimen.  Heat tolerant.

Size:  36"  to 48" H. by 36" wide.

Lysimachia

Ciliata 'Firecracker'

$ 8.00

 

A species native to the eastern US, this select form has rich bronze-purple leaves, forming a loose upright clump.  The nodding yellow flowers contrast beautifully.  Although this spreads to from a patch, it is not too invasive.

Size:  36" H. by 24" wide.

Monarda

Jacob Cline

Bee-Balm

Bergamot

$ 8.00

 

Beebalm is a traditional favourite for the perennial border, with a striking display of richly-colored flowers through the summer months. This selection features bright scarlet red flowers, arranged in large, shaggy heads. Foliage is delightfully fragrant, and significantly more resistant to powdery mildew than most older varieties. A favourite of both butterflies and hummingbirds. Beebalm spreads quickly: reduce clump size in early spring. Garden selections all have been bred from native North American wildflower species. Flowers are edible.

Size: 47" H. by 27" wide. 

Oenothera fruticosa

Evening Primrose, Sundrops

Summer Solstice

$ 8.00

 

 

Yellow Sundrops burst into a riot of satiny flowers in early summer. This German selection has large, bright yellow blooms over a long season, contrasting well against a bushy mound of green foliage with bronzy red highlights. Plants spread to form a patch. Clumps should be divided every 2 to 3 years to control the spread, and maintain a bushy habit. Selected from a wildflower native to Eastern North America. Drought tolerant once established.

Size: 23" H. by 23" wide. 

Persicaria Painter's Pallett

Knotweed

$ 10.00

 



Painter's Palette' is an upright, spreading, herbaceous perennial with oval leaves that are variegated green, yellow, pink and cream. In late summer it has inconspicuous red flowers.

Size: 24' H. by 24' wide.

Rudbeckia fulgida

Goldsturm

Goldstorm Coneflower

$ 8.00

 

 

Among the best border perennials available, this is a selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. Plants make a bushy, upright clump with a profuse display of brown-eyed, golden-orange daisies from midsummer through the fall. Seedheads have good winter interest. A terrific choice for mass planting, combining especially well with ornamental grasses. Excellent for cutting. Removing faded flowers regularly will greatly increase the blooming time. Plants may be easily divided in early spring. Attractive to butterflies. A former Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999.

Size: 29" H. by 23" wide. 

Rudbeckia magnus

Echinacea

Purple coneflower 

$ 8.00

 

 

A selection of our most popular native North American wildflower with larger, more vibrantly colored flowers than the species. From a central brown cone the rose-pink petals are held flat, rather than drooping like the species. Coneflowers bloom in summer and fall , forming a showy, upright clump which is a favourite feeding station for many butterflies. Seed heads are useful in dried arrangements. Plants may be easily divided in early spring. Self-sown plants can also be moved at that time. Excellent for cutting. Selected as Perennial Plant Plant of the Year in 1998.

Size: 39" H. by 23" wide 

Silphium

Prairie Cup Plant 

$ 8.00

 

 

Native Hedge screen. 

Size: 8 feet Height. 

Tradescantia

Purple Profusion

Spiderwort 

$ 8.00

 

This is one of several new American hybrid selections, which are a real improvement on the older varieties. Narrow grassy green foliage forms a compact mound that is studded with a summer-long display of small triangular rich royal-purple flowers. Flowering will continue all summer if old blooms are removed. Spiderworts appreciate a moist, rich soil, and will even tolerate wet sites beside a stream or pond. Trim back in midsummer if plants get scruffy. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Attractive to butterflies.

Size: 18" H. by 23" wide. 




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