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$10.99 Qt.

Abelmoschus moschatus 'Mischief'   Mischief Muskmallow, Musk Okra,    Z:8A-10  

Abelmoschus moschatus 'Mischief'   Mischief Muskmallow, Musk OkraA Heavy Bloomer with delicious Salmon Red blooms.  Not very hardy but stunning big bloomer for warmer zones.  It is native to S.E. Asia - Himalayas to China and Vietnam.  It looks like a small Hibiscus with seed pods that look like Okra!  One Texas Gardener on Dave's Garden wrote, it was the plant that caused the most "bell-ringing" of her front door from passers-by asking what it was!  Easy to grow in a container and bring in for winter.

Soil: Well Drained     H: 36-48"   W: 16-20"        B/M:  Salmon Red/7-10 depending on climate

Attracts Butterflies

$13.99 Qt.

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Acanthus hungaricus   Hungarian Bear's Breeches      Zone: 5b-9     

Acanthus hungaricusA European perennial w/ deeply cut, basal, dark green leaves. The flowers are set in spiny, red-purple bracts. Very DRAMATIC plants. Place well, as their long thong-like roots make moving them tough. Prefers sun & warmth but will tolerate shade. Protect the crown the first winter! Slow to establish but worth the wait! A well-grown clump is riveting. Zone 5-10 which is a broader range than most sites show is from The Kemper Center, Missouri Botanical garden.  They have it growing everywhere in their Zone 5 gardens!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid      H: 24" (36-48" IB)  W: 24-36"      B/M: White & mauve/6-7

Butterfly Host Plant

$11.99 Qt.

Acanthus mollis    Bear's Breeches      Zone: 6-9 (10*)     

Acanthus mollisLarge deeply lobed shiny green leaves w/ lavender flowers resembling foxgloves. Very large dramatic leaves with stunning flowers. A wonderful formal looking plant. Stunning with Ferns & Hostas in the shade but also takes sun with adequate moisture. Dates back to Roman times & a motif shaped like an acanthus leaf was used to decorate columns.   *The Floridata website says Zone 10 on Acanthus mollis but it would definitely have to be in the shade.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid    H: 20"(36-60" IB)  W: 36"    B/M: White w/ rose-violet bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$13.99 Qt.

Acanthus mollis 'Alba'     Bear's Breeches      Zone: 6-9 (10*)     

Acanthus mollis 'Alba'Identical in all other ways to the species but with pure white blooms and green bracts where the species has rose-violet bracts.  Absolutely stunning!  Generally around 42" tall in bloom in early to midsummer.  Food for Butterfly larvae and excellent for cut flowers.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid    H: 20"(36-42" IB)  W: 36"    B/M: White flowers w/ green bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$12.99 Qt.

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Acanthus mollis latifolius  (Latifolius Group)   Long Leaf Bear's Breeches      Zone: 6-9 (10*)     

Acanthus mollis latifoliusAn extremely rare sub-species, technically A. mollis Latifolius Group,  seldom available in this country.  Large plants with broad glossy leaves, sometimes barely dissected.  Makes an amazing but slow groundcover.  This has the largest leaves of all the Acanthus. Both the leaf stalk and the leaf itself are enormous!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid   H: 20"(36-60" IB)  W: 36"    B/M: White w/ rose-violet bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$12.99 Qt.

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Acanthus mollis 'New Zealand Gold'  (AKA Hollard's Gold)  Gold Bear's Breeches        Zone: 6-9     

Acanthus mollis 'New Zealand Gold'Bold, large foliage turns a golden green in full sun with a burgundy hue to the stems. A vigorous, architectural plant that you will never forget once you see one bloom. Good for cutting/drying. This form is new, splendid & rare in the trade. Slow to establish but definitely worth the wait! Stunning! Needs moisture in Sun and yet it's at least some sun that brings out the most gold.  White flowers with rose-violet bracts.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid   H: 20"(36-60" IB) W: 36"    B/M: White flowers & rose-purple bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$14.99 Qt.

Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'      White Blooming Bear's Breeches    Zone: 6-9     

Acanthus mollis 'Rue Leaden'What could you possibly do to improve one of the most beautiful architectural plants in the garden -- make the bloom pure white!  Originally from Herman van Beusekom of the Netherlands.  The typical cut-leaf, shiny dark green foliage, forming bold clumps, is topped in late spring with pure white blooms (where the species has a purple hood or bract over each bloom, this one has green which leaves the eye to focus just on the white corolla.)  AKA Acanthus 'Jeffalbus' or 'Jefalba'.  A member of the Latifolius Group of A. mollis so it's extra large all over, generally taller with larger leaves than 'Alba'.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid   H: 20"(36-60" IB)  W: 36"    B/M: White flowers & green bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$16.99 Qt.

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel'TM    Variegated Bear's Breeches    Zone: 6-9       

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel'TMWell, we have gold Bear's Breeches and Long Leaf and of course green leaf but oh wowee-wow!  This one has white margins to the dark green leaves.  They do fade in the late heat of summer but by then you have the fabulous blooms anyway!  Best with some afternoon shade.  Discovered in Tasmania, hence the name.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid   H: 20"(36-72" IB)  W: 36-72"        B/M: Pale pink and Cream / 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

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$12.99 Qt.

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Acanthus spinosus 'Spinosissimus Group'        Spiny Bear's Breeches      Zone: 5-10     

Acanthus spinosus 'Spinossisimus Group'With white leaf spines and divisions that are much narrower and more sharply cut than those of the species but not the 'skeleton' look of some clones in this Group. A fair amount of variation exists among plants called spinosissimus and they are actually a group of plants rather than a single variety. Some of the hybrids between A. mollis and A. spinosus are placed with this group.   Like A. spinosus but even more spiny.  The flowers are similar to A. hungaricus except that three to four veins occur on the purplish bracts rather than five to seven found in common bear's breeches.  Slow to establish but worth the wait. Tolerates moist soil as long as it's well-drained and tolerates humid summers!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid     H: 36-48" W: 36"    B/M: White bloom w/ purple bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$12.99 Qt.

Acanthus x 'Morning Candle'    Bear's Breech or Breeches, Oyster Plant      Zone: (5?)6-9    

Acanthus x 'Morning Candle'    Bear's Breeches A new European selection that is reportedly a hybrid of Acanthus mollis and A. Spinosus but according to Plant Savant Tony Avent, it's more likely Acanthus mollis having hanky-pankied with A. hungaricus instead.  (Important only because A. spinosus is a half zone hardier than A. hungaricus which might be passed along to it's progeny.) Regardless of the less than specific details of the parentage, it's a winner -- green, deeply scallop leaves form a 36" clump and, in late May, send forth a somewhat unique, yard tall, more bare at the bottom flower stalk - hence the name 'Candle' which it resembles.  Typical purple and white hooded blooms but very floriferous and long, occasionally into fall!  The best bloomer in the Genus.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid        H: 20" (36" IB) W: 36"    B/M: White bloom w/ purple bracts/ 6-7+++

Butterfly Host Plant

$14.99 Qt.

Acanthus x 'Summer Beauty'      Heat Resistant Bear's Breeches       Zone: (5?)6-9     

Acanthus x 'Summer Beauty'A import by Oregon's Chet Tompkins from a Chinese gardener.  This hybrid (probably A. spinosus x A. mollis) is possibly the best Acanthus in the trade but particularly for warm weather zones.  Where A. mollis just melts in the heat, 'Summer Beauty' lives up to her name.  Dark, deep green, glossy  foliage is more cut than A. mollis.  The 6' tall blooms has typical white blooms and purple calyces.  This will become the industry standard!  Very tropical looking.  This will become an industry standard.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid        H:30" ( 4-6' IB)  W:  46'    B/M: White and purple/Summer

Butterfly Host Plant

$19.99 Qt.

Acanthus x 'Whitewater' PP23342    Variegated Bear's Breeches   Zone: 7-10    Part ShadeFull shade

Acanthus x 'Whitewater' PP23342    Variegated Bear's Breeches

Well, if this doesn't knock you over you could stand up to a Tsunami!  A vigorous, variegated Acanthus with dramatic deeply cut leaves with white margins and splashing of white that forms a big, bold clump.  Bred for vigor, hardiness and heat/humidity tolerance.  Finally an Acanthus for the Deep South.  This is just a tough plant!  Leaves often emerge in spring totally white.  Quite a different bloom color as well.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid        H: 36" (48"IB)    W: 36"   B/M: Pink & White/6-7

Butterfly Host Plant

$18.99 Qt.

Aceriphyllum (Mukdenia) rossii 'Crimson Fans' (Karasuba)   Z: 4-8(9)   SunPac. Northwest Light ShadePart Shade elsewhere

Mukdenia rossii (Aceriphyllum) 'Crimson Fans'An Asian rock garden/woodland plant with large maple-like leaves that emerge bronze-green, to mid-green and end in riveting crimson red splashes in Fall.  In mid-spring, white, bell-shaped blooms are held in branched panicles just BEFORE the foliage emerges but remain as foliage comes up. Best in cool summer areas (not the deep south) or in shade near streams and/or among rocks where it's cooler.    Forms an excellent but slow-growing, deciduous ground cover in part to full shade. Crimson Fans/Karasuba is Japanese cultivar which has crimson flares and streaks to the foliage from after flowering until Fall where the species doesn't color up until Fall.

Soil: Acid, well-drained, woodland     H: 10-12"   W: 16-24"     B/M:  White/ 4-5

Yarrows on the East Coast -- in the land of hot nights and high humidity

AchilleasYarrows are most successful when grown in light, sandy soils and divided at least every 3 years.  Yarrows really do best in areas where night temperatures are cool and humidity is low.  Growing Yarrow in soil heavily amended with SAND on the East Coast will make a big difference in their longevity. They're just blooming machines and fabulous for flower arrangements so worth the extra trouble with preparing the soil.  Also, hardy enough most places to grow in containers! (The sand amendment also applies to Dianthus by the way.)  Also, easy on the fertilizer -- they don't need it.  You might find that the 'hybrids' also have more Umph on the East Coast rather than cultivars of A. millefolium.

 

Cut FlowerSharron on Achillea as Cut Flowers...

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea filipendula 'Gold Plate'     Yarrow            Zone: 3-8            

Achillea filipendula 'Gold Plate'Attractive feathery foliage surrounding stiffly erect stems.  Huge, 6" wide, flat golden flower-heads give rise to the name.  Generally does not need staking like the species.  Very tall, up to 45" it's a stunner!  Beautiful in dried arrangements.  After 9 months in the ground, this is looking fabulous for us!  Doesn't mind East Coast heat and humidity.  Chicago Botanic Garden 'Best Plants'

Soil:  Lean, well-drained          H: 45" W: 36"        B/M: Gold/7-8 

RHS Award

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Achillea millefolium is sort of a Three Bears Plant!  Depending on the where it's growing, it can be Too Strong (and self-seed), Just OK or Just Right!   Where we struggle on the East Coast with high humidity and hot nights to get Achillea millefoliums to grow Just OK, it is pesky in some other parts of the country, including KY.  Please check the link at the right to make sure it's a garden PAL (Perfectly Alright in your Location!) and doesn't self-seed too much.  If you're in a risk area for A. millefoliums, look at the Galaxy Hybrids on down the page.  Hybrids with Taygetea will not pose the self-seeding problem that occurs with A. millefoliums in some places.   EVERGREEN IF cut back to about 6" in Fall after blooming.   

*May need straw mulch in Zones 3 and certainly needs superb drainage in areas that cold

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'    Common Yarrow      Zone: (3*)4-9     

Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'Strongly aromatic, finely cut foliage. A very VIGOROUS, rhizomatous variety. Beautiful cerise (dark vivid pink) flowers above dark green foliage. Deadhead for continued bloom. Divide every 2-3 years to keep vigorous. Best in well-drained neutral soil but takes most any but wet. Cut flower, deer resistant, easy, evergreen, drought tolerant.  Introduced by the English rose-breeding firm Harkness

Soil:  Lean, well-drained, not acid    H: 24" W: 24"        B/M: Dark vivid pink/6,7 + 9/10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

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Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'         Common Yarrow               Zone: (3*)4-9          

There is some confusion about whether this is a cultivar of A. millefolium or a Galaxy Hybrid -- we'll follow Missouri Botanical Garden and list it as an A. millefolium.   Fades beautifully from a ruby red color that is gorgeous. Divide every 3 years to keep vigorous. (DH) Deadhead for continued blooms. Grows in any, but prefers limey soil.   Cut flower, deer resistant, easy, evergreen, drought tolerant. 

Soil:  Lean, well-drained, not acid     H: 24-30" W: 24"    B/M: Paprika red/6,7 + 9/10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

Fade Resistant Yarrows

All yarrows eventually fade (and are telling you "Time to Deadhead") BUT the next three hold their color extra long

 

$9.99 Qt.

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Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'     Common Yarrow          Zone: (3*)4-9       

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'     Common YarrowFabulous flat-topped fade-resistant red blooms with yellow eyes above grey-green foliage.  Heat and drought resistant.   There is just nothing 'Common' about this new yarrow!  All yarrows eventually fade BUT this and the Seduction series Holds their vibrant, true red color for a long time.  Probably the closest and it's really, really closed to true red.  I hate to put in the word rosy red because red is the word, not rose, BUT if differs from Strawberry seduction by having a rose undertone to the red and the other has a slightly more strawberry undertone. 

Soil:  Lean, well-drained, not acid       H: 24"   W: 18-24"        B/M: Rose Red /6,7 + 9/10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

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Achillea millefolium 'Saucy Seduction' PPAF      Common Yarrow        Zone: (3*)4-9        

Achillea millefolium 'Saucy Seduction' PPAF      Common YarrowIntroduced in the US by Blooms of Bressingham and developed in the Netherlands by Elizabeth and Kees Sahin.  They are famed for their compact, sturdy growth habit, long bloom period with vibrant interesting flowers, resistance to HUMIDITY.  A bright Fuchsia form that reaches 24" in bloom and an equal width with age. 

Soil:  Lean, well-drained, not acid           H: 24"   W: 24"            B/M: Fucshia/6,7 + 9/10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

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Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction' PP18401   Common Yarrow    Zone: (3*)4-9  

Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction' PP18401   Common YarrowFrom the 'Seduction' series from the Netherlands known for their compact, sturdy growth habit, long bloom period with interesting flowers.  'Strawberry Seduction' has large corymbs of tiny, strawberry red florets with bright golden centers which are consistent in vibrant color and resistant to fading and HUMIDITY above lovely deep green foliage.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained, not acid      H: 18-20"  W: 18-24"  B/M: Strawberry Red:/6,7 + 9/10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

  Achillea Galaxy Hybrids:   Achillea millefolium is one parent and A. taygetea, with pale yellow flowers, is the other parent and is, itself, believed to be a hybrid between A. millefolium and A. clypeolata (a small species from Romania).  Hybrids with A. taygetea will not pose the self-seeding that is a problem in SOME areas with A. millefolium.  Wilhelm Kikillus of Germany launched his Galaxy Hybrids in 1986 with 4 cultivars:  'Appleblossom, 'Great Expectations', 'Fanal' ('The Beacon) and 'Salmon Beauty'.   He later added 'Weser River Sandstone' and 'Summerwine'.    

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Achillea x 'Appleblossom'   ('Apfelblute')  Galaxy Hybrid Yarrow     Zone: 4-8       

Achillea x 'Appleblossom'   ('Apfelblute')  Galaxy Hybrid YarrowFrom the German Galaxy Hybrids with large, flat clusters of rose pink blossoms atop sturdy 36" stems. Muted grayish-green foliage remains compact and erect. Very floriferous -- blooms ALL SUMMER!  Unusual new color. Finely divided, fern-like foliage is muted, grayish-green; a splendid addition to one's "silver garden".  Chicago Botanic Garden 'Best Plants'

Soil:  Lean, well-drained          H: 18-24"  W: 24"        B/M: Rose pink/ 6-9 

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Fireland'   'Feuerland'     German Hybrid Yarrow     SunLight Shade    Zone: 3-8

Achillea x 'Fireland'   'Feuerland'     German Hybrid YarrowA vigorous grower with blood red, dense, flattend corymbs (2-4" across) (with prominent saffron yellow eye) that fades to marmalade hues of oranges, warm apricot and eventually, soft gold.  Blooms throughout summer.  Named for islands near Argentina, Tierra del Fuego - the land of Fire.  'Fireland' is of strong constitution, needs no staking.  Typical grayish green, finely cut foliage is strongly fragrant with a somewhat spicy aroma and persists in dried arrangements. Cut back to lateral flower buds after flowering to tidy the planting and to encourage more blooms. (Not a Galaxy hybrid but of the same breeding. A. millefoium x A. 'Taygetea.)

Soil:  Lean, well-drained         H: 8-10" (24-36" IB)   W: 24-36"         B/M: Blood red/6-8

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Moonshine'       Common Yarrow, Milfoil              Zone: 3*-9       

Achillea x 'Moonshine'       Common Yarrow, Milfoil    One of the all time great Perennials. Distinctive, deeply dissected, fragrant, fern-like silver gray foliage with dense, flattened compound lemon-yellow corymbs 2-3" across that appear in summer and again in Fall if cut back to about 6". It's best in full sun, in lean (low fertilizer), well drained soil. Best in areas without hot humid summers. Divide every 2-3 years to invigorate. A Blooms of Bressingham introduction. RHS Award of Garden merit.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained         H:12-24"   W: 12-24"    B/M:   Bright Yellow/6,7 + 9,10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Salmon Beauty'   ('Lachsschoenheit') Galaxy Hybrid Yarrow      Zone: 4-8          

Achillea x 'Salmon Beauty'   ('Lachsschoenheit') Galaxy Hybrid YarrowClump forming Galaxy hybrid with broadly linear, pinnatified (cut), dark green leaves. In summer, many-branched stems bear a profusion of light salmon-pink flower heads, fading to pink-flushed, creamy white, in corymbs 5 1/2" across. Chicago Botanic Garden 'Best Plants' and Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 1999.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained          H: 30-36" W: 24"         B/M: Salmon/ 6-9 

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Schwellenberg'      Longwood Hybrid Yarrow       Zone: 3-8       

Achillea x 'Schwellenberg'      Longwood Hybrid Yarrow A. filipendulina x A. ptarmica, was introduced to the United States in 1987 by Longwood Gardens and the National Arboretum. It has deep-gold flower heads on strong, well-branched stems and feathery silver foliage on a compact, upright plant. A bushy yarrow w/ silver foliage. Remains attractive in winter. Very free blooming.  Doesn't self seed!  Does well in the South East.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained           H: 18" W: 24"          B/M: Deep Gold/6-9 

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Summerwine'    Galaxy Hybrid Yarrow       Zone: 4-8          

Achillea x 'Summerwine'    Galaxy Hybrid Yarrow Upright German Galaxy Hybrid (Unusual colors & sturdy stems) with dark green foliage. Burgundy red colored flowers, 3" across. Color hold well then eventually ages to a blush. Green foliage on upright stems. Deadhead to promote blooms. A super yarrow. We are very, very excited about this plant.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained         H: 24" W: 24"            B/M: Wine red/7-10 

RHS Award

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$9.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Walter Funcke'    German Hybrid Yarrow      Zone: 3-9     

Achillea x 'Walter Funcke'    German Hybrid YarrowSturdy and compact w/ Brick red aging to caramel yellow flowers and SILVERY FOLIAGE. What a stunning combination. New, choice and one of the most sought after yarrows in the trade.  Must have well-drained soil. A superb hybrid highly regarded in Europe and becoming a hit in the US for it's color.  Not a Galaxy Hybrid but of the same A. millefolium x A. taygetea parentage. 

Soil:  Lean, well-drained           H: 24" W: 12-18"            B/M: Brick red/6-9 

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

 

Acinos alpinus     Alpine Calamint, Rock Thyme    Sun       Zone: 4-9

Acinos alpinus     Alpine Calamint, Rock ThymeA very floriferous very short, small sub-shrub with Penstemon-like, pinkish purple blooms with white markings from May through July - heavy for months!  Needs well-drained soil - doesn't like winter wet soils.  Used in it's Native Europe as an herb for teas, etc..  Forms a dense, attractive mat of foliage very quickly.  From the mountains of Spain, Alps, Balkans, Asia Minor and Northern Africa.  Impossible to find in the trade!

Soil: Very well-drained     H:3-5"  W:6-36"     B/M: Pinkish purple/5-7

 

 

In nature, Monkshood grow at the woods edge getting lots of full sun in morning or evening but a break from the mid-day sun.  They will take full sun in cooler zones with lots of water.  In deeper shade, say under high deciduous trees, they won't bloom as much and may need to be staked.  Light dappled shade or part shade with morning or afternoon sun is best.  6 hours seems ideal in most places.  If cut back at the end of the first bloom before setting seed, they will often bloom again. They love supplemental feeding with Bone Meal every 6 weeks.

Cut Flower Sharron on Aconitum as Cut Flowers...

 

$12.99 Qt.

Aconitum cammarum 'Bicolor'    Bi-Color  Monkshood       Zone: 4-8          Moist Average

Aconitum cammarum 'Bicolor'    Bi-Color  MonkshoodA wonderful bicolor monkshood producing loose panicles of many blooms with the typical flowers shaped like little helmets/hoods on widely branched, arching stems.  Each bloom is pale blue with white streaks with intense blue lower petals above dark green, glossy, deeply cut foliage.  Valuable since it blooms earlier than other Monkshood and at a time when there's very few blue flowers in the garden.  Lovely in the back of the border or mixed in with shrubbery.  Resents being divided. 

Soil: Well-drained    H: 36-48" IB   W: 24"     B/M: Light and dark blue/7-8

$11.99 Qt.

Aconitum cammarum 'Eleonora' (Eleonara)  Bi-Color  Monkshood       Zone: 4-8          Moist Average

Aconitum cammarum 'Eleonora' (Eleonara)  Bi-Color  MonkshoodDeeply cut dark green leaves showcase creamy white blooms with a very thin violet-blue edge in July and August.  New to the trade and near impossible to find as we add it in 2010.  A refreshing beauty in the dog days of summer.

Soil: Well-drained         H:40" IB    W:18"         B/M: Creamy white w/ blue edge  /7-8

 

$13.99 Qt.

Aconitum cammarum 'Pink Sensation' PP#12661   Pink Autumn Monkshood   Z: 3-8  Moist Average

Aconitum cammarum 'Pink Sensation' PP#12661   Pink Autumn Monkshood A sensational soft, powder-pink pink bloom is a color breakthrough in Monkshoods. Blooms later than other species on strong stems that don't require staking. Highly resistant to diseases and pests, in part, because all parts are poisonous. Distinctive, leathery dark-green foliage is attractive in it's own right when the plant is not blooming.

Soil: Most any but dry    H: 48-60" W: 18"      B/M: Pink/8-9 

 

 

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Aconitum henryi 'Spark's Variety'    Hybrid Semi-climbing Monkshood     Z: 3-9      Moist Average

Aconitum henryi 'Spark's Variety'    Hybrid Semi-climbing MonkshoodDense spires of hooded violet-blue flowers in July-August with finely cut foliage.  Blooms earlier than other species.  Does best in fertile soil and part shade.  A much different growth habit than most, it is more vine-like in behavior.  If left un-staked, it "coils upon itself forming a twisty fluffy clump of leaves as short as two feet, though even then the wiry stems of flowers rise to four feet", from Paghet's Garden one of our absolute favorite websites with a great article on this unique Monkshood.

Soil:  Most any but dry     H: 4-5'  W:         B/M: Violet-blue/7-8

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Aconitum fischeri  (Incorrectly A. fisheri)    Fischer's Dwarf Monkshood   Zone: 4-8     Moist Average

Aconitum fischeriAn endemic from Kamchatka, Russia with clear blue flowers that's dwarf (relative to others) and great for the front of the border.  Strong stems don't need staking.  Aconitums are highly resistant to diseases and pests.  Will take sun if soil is consistently moist.  Beautiful cut-leaf foliage.

Soil:  Most any but dry    H: 18-24" (24-36" IB)  W:18-24"     B/M:   Blue/8-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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Aconitum japonicum   Japanese Monkshood      Zone:  4-8   

Aconitum japonicum   Japanese MonkshoodA beautiful, hard to find Monkshood from northern Japan, blooming in early Fall just loaded with clear, medium blue blooms over handsome, bold foliage.  Easy to grow on it's short 24" stems that don't need staking when the plant is in blooms.  This one is best in morning sun or light shade

Soil:   Most any but dry    H:  24" IB   W:        B/M:  Medium/8-9

Japanese Native

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Aconitum napellus 'Schneewittchen'    Friar's Cap or European Monkshood    Z: 3-8    Moist Average

Aconitum napellus 'Schneewittchen'A pure white form a European Monkshood.  My German's limited but the name translates to 'Snow White' thus aptly named.   Easy to get if you're in Europe -- near impossible in the States.  We had to get them from Holland!  Forms large clumps but must have well-drained soil.  Shimmering white is stunning against a dark background. Appreciates some afternoon shade in warm zones.  Needs cool nights below 70 degrees F. to grow well, and, like the related delphiniums, will often struggle in hot areas.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained    H:48-60" IB   W: 18-20"      B/M: White/7-8

    

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Aconitum napellus 'Rubellum'   Friar's Cap or European Monkshood    Z: 3-8    Moist Average

Aconitum napellus 'Rubellum'   Friar's Cap or European Monkshood

A pale rose form of a European Monkshood.  Blooms open from deeper rose buds.  Forms large clumps but must have well-drained soil.  Best in part shade in warmer zones.  Doesn't like nights above 70 degrees F., and like the related delphiniums, will often struggle in hot areas. Has rounded, toothed, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves.  Nearly impossible to find in the US. 

Soil: MOIST but well-drained    H:48-60" IB   W: 18-20"      B/M: Pale Rose/7-8

   

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Aconitum x carmichaelii 'Arendsii'   Azure Monkshood       Zone: 3-8        Moist Average

Aconitum x carmichaelii 'Arendsii'A hybrid between A. carmichaelii & A. carmichaelii var. wilsonii 's. It has shorter, thicker stems than the other available varieties. It doesn't have the tendency to sprawl as do others. Flowers are the same size & lavender to violet-blue as of A. napellus but on a shorter plant. An excellent accent plant in a lightly shaded garden w/ our heat. Reliable. Loves Bone Meal! 

Soil: Most any      H: 48" W: 18"      B/M: Lavender blue/ 8-9 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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Aconitum septentrionale 'Ivorine'   A.lycoctonum   White Monkshood    Zone: 3-8     Moist Average

Aconitum septentrionale 'Ivorine'   A.lycoctonum   White Monkshood

A beautiful white Monkshood with bold, truly creamy white (rather than yellow white) blooms. From a European species not usually available in the US, like moist well-drained soil but after a few years, tolerates dry spots.  Tolerates sun with mulch and water but prefers some shade.  Beautiful buds in June open to stunning flowers.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained    H: 36-48"  W: 18"      B/M:  Creamy white/6-7

   

 

Why we don't use common names!  These are 'some' of the Common Names for the Aconitum above:

Wolfsbane, Monkshood, Helmet-flower, Old Wife's Hood, The Queen Mother of Poisons, Chariot of Venus, Storm Hat, King's Coach, Friar's Cap, Aconite, Friar's Cowl, Dumbledore's Delight, Cupid's Car.

But Aconitums (and all plants) have ONE and only one Botanical Name!   :-)

 

 

Acorus (Dwarf and Regular Sweetflags) are some of our favorite underused plants and are on the Grass Page where we have grasses and grass like plants.  

 

All plants in the genus Cimicifuga have recently been transferred to the genus Actaea.  

 

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Actaea japonica   (Cimicifuga japonica)   Japanese Bugbane     Zone: 3-8      Part Shade

Actaea japonicaA late blooming Cimicifuga with 3 large leaflets per leaf.  Very unlike our native Cimicifugas with branched panicles of white flowers.   This is the "true" plant from Japan and it's CHOICE!!  Many are incorrect in the trade. 

Soil: Moist woodland    H: 36-48" W:22"    B/M: White August 

Cut flower

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Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl'   (syn Cimicifuga simplex 'White Pearl')    Bugbane    Zone: 4-9   Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl'This is the standard, as far as we're concerned for White Bugbane!  Absolutely, positively exquisite blooms. Substantial, not wispy!  We planted it in a hidden, seldom visited corner of our gardens and forgot about it.  After several years, I happened upon it blooming and was just blown away.  It was just stunning.  Wow!

Soil: Rich, moist best    H: 36-48" W: 24"    B/M: White/ 9-10 

Cut flower

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Actaea pachypoda  syn. Actaea alba     Doll's Eyes      Zone: 3-9      

Actaea pachypodaA woodland herb, 2'+ feet tall with toothed leaves - Astilbe-like foliage - and very distinctive , showy white berries w/ a single black dot, hence the common name, Doll's Eyes. Flowering stems thicken after bloom and turn an attractive red as pea-sized white berries develop in summer in elongated clusters. These berries, though intriguing, are poisonous. AKA, White Baneberry is a beautiful plant when well grown. Good with lobelias or monkshood. Native to the Eastern half of the Country and protected by the US government.  Rare as wrinkles on a Barbie doll.  Rhizomatous.  We have two friends, each former curator's of major Botanical gardens -- BOTH have this plant in their garden. Now what could this possibly mean about this plant???  (Gotta' have this in your shade garden!)

Soil: Humusy, ave. to moist but well-drained   H: 18-30" W: 24-36"        B/M: White/5-6

US Native Plants

RHS Award

Cut flower

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Actaea racemosa  (syn. Cimicifuga racemosa)      Black Cohosh   Zone: 3-8    Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea racemosaHandsome, bold native with tall, plume-like, branching spikes of white flowers. Long-lived & vigorous. Long leaves. Difficult to propagate but easy to grow. Set back in the garden in groups, their flower wands appear to be disconnected from the earth. Great behind hostas, ferns.   Host Plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly Caterpillar.

Soil: Rich, moist best    H: 48-60" W:18-24"    B/M: White/6-7 

US Native Plants

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Butterfly Host Plant

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Actaea rubifolia       Appalachian Bugbane, Red Baneberry             Zone: 3-8(9)

Actaea rubifoliaNative to the Eastern US, Actaea rubifolia has spires of lightly fragrant, creamy white blooms in late summer over substantial maple-like leaves.   Requires consistently moist soil and gets really aggravated if it dries out.  But if happy, can reach 80" in bloom!  Wow, it's a knockout!  Shiny, dark green maple-like leaves with 3-9 leaflets and branching stems with 2-6 lightly fragrant, pale creamy white racemes up to 24" long.  A sturdy compact form, it stands up proud without flopping and will become a garden focal point!  Note, happiest in neutral soil but easy to grow with moist soil.

Soil: Moist, neutral soil        H: 48"  W:        B/M: Pale Creamy White/

US Native Plants

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Actaea rubra     Red Baneberry, Snakeberry           Zone: 3-9

Actaea rubra     Red Baneberry, SnakeberryKnown in general for it's red berries but they can occasionally be white as in the form below! Very similar to Actaea pachypoda (alba) or Doll Eyes. Grows quickly to 24-36" then puts forth long flower stems topped by delicate clusters of white flowers followed quickly in summer by poisonous, glistening red berries, so not good around small children that eat red berries. The European form has black berries, FYI.

Soil: Rich, woodland soil        H: 12-36"   W: 12"       B/M: White/5-6

US Native Plants

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Actaea rubra f. leucocarpa (A. rubra f. neglecta)   Red Baneberry, White Berried Form       Zone: 3-9

Actaea rubra f. leucocarpaWell, let's add some confusion.  Above, w listing's up, we have a near red 'white' baneberry and here, we have white 'red' baneberry.  :-)  This rare form of Native Red Baneberry actually has white berries!  The typical 1/4" white flowers have a rose-like fragrance followed by oval, white berries. 

Soil: Rich, woodland soil        H:  24-36"  W: 12"        B/M: White/5-6

US Native Plants

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Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'    (syn. Cimicifuga racemosa)    Pink Bugbane  Zone: 3-8    Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'    (syn. Cimicifuga racemosa)    Pink BugbaneOh boy, white blooming Actaeas better quake on their tall stems - there's a new girl in town and she's oh so 'Pretty in Pink' - light pink blooms above a low mound of dark, mysterious foliage with deep purple stems!   A group of them is sensational!  This select form of a Native is deer resistant and makes a stunning cut flower.

Soil: Rich, moist best    H: 48-60" W:18-24"    B/M: Light Pink/6-7 

US Native Plants

Cut flower

Butterfly Host Plant

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Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'  syn. Cimicifuga racemosa 'Black Negligee'  Bugbane  Z: 3-8 Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'  syn. Cimicifuga simplex 'Black Negligee'  BugbaneThe darkest of the dark Bugbanes but with the same stunningly beautiful strongly fragrant flowers really 12-24" long held high above the foliage tempting you to come closer and take a look!  Deep cut astilbe-like blooms.

Soil: Rich, moist best    H: 36-48" W: 24"    B/M: White 9-10 

Cut flower

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Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette'  syn. Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette'  Bugbane  Z: 3-8 Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea simplex 'Brunette'Numerous, creamy white, STRONGLY FRAGRANT flowers appear in long, 1-2' fluffy spires rising well above the foliage on upright, branched, wiry, dark purple 72" stems. Astilbe-like, deeply cut, tri-pinnate foliage is an attractive green w/ a purple blush. Prefers rich, well-watered soils. Long blooming.  Choice! 

Soil: Rich, moist best    H: 36-48" W: 24"    B/M: White 9-10 

Cut flower

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Adenophora liliifolia         Lily-Leaved Ladybells         Zone: 3-8      

Often confused with campanulas but flowers are drooping, in racemes & the plant is even more DURABLE. Tolerant of heat. Native to Eurasia & Japan. Does not like to be moved when established. Self-seeds -- they can be moved when small. A charming plant. Fragrant. 

Soil: Humusy, moist but well-drained        H: 18" W: 12"        B/M:  Blue/ 7-8 

Cut flower

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Adenophora potaninii       Bush Ladybells       Zone: 5-10       

Adenophora potaninii       Bush LadybellsFrom West China, a rare Ladybell with lots of bloom stalks to 36" tall and featuring 2" flaring bells in masses of rich lavender. Blooms from Early Summer to Autumn!  If the blooms slow down, cut them back for more blooming shoots.   Clump forming, not running but unlike some, doesn't like dividing.  Best grown from seed or cuttings.  Adenophoras are very similar in appearance to Campanulas.  *Too rare to find on a list but other species of Adenophora are deer resistant so would make an educated guess that this one is as well.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained    H:  24-36" IB  W:  24-36"       B/M:  Rich lavender/6-9

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Adenostyles alpina      Hedge-garlic Adenostyle , Alpine Plantain       Zone: 5       MoistAverage

Adenostyles alpinaBig bold leaves sporting a flat pink yarrow like bloom.  This is a most eye-catching plant.  From damp, open woods in the Alps, with large pointed, heart-shaped leaves it bears clusters of pale pink or light violet flowers in Summer on 18-24" stems, high above the low leaves.  Very cold hardy.  A relative of Asters but it looks like a Ligularia with a Yarrow Bloom.  Wow!

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 18-24"  W: 12"        B/M:  Pink or violet/Summer

 

 

Adiantum pedatum    Northern Maiden Fern  Listed on the Fern Page  

 

 

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'    We no longer carry this Native plant due to it's invasive tendencies.  Even a Native can be a beast in the wrong place, which is, for this plant, most everywhere but a container!  

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Aethionema grandiflora      Persian Candytuft      Zone: 5-8    

Aethionema grandifloraAKA Stone cress.  There are no more CHARMING & accommodating rock garden plants -- if sited properly. Low twiggy habit w/ BLUE FOLIAGE & SMOTHERED in flowers. MUST have well-drained soil. Self-seeds some if you're lucky!  This is a stunning plant both in bloom and out.  Even if you don't have a rock garden, you should make a spot in the front of the border for this charmer!

Soil: Rich, sharply drained   H: 8-12" W: 8-12"    B/M:  Pale-Deep/ rose pink 5-6 

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Agapanthus 'Black Buddhist'     Lily of the Nile     Zone: 7A-10    

Agapanthus 'Black Buddhist'     Lily of the NileDark blue flowers on very deep blue, near black stems over a mound of strap-like leave on a compact plant reaching up to 36" tall.  Fits into the middle of the border rather than the back where most Agapanthus need to dwell.  Blooms are followed by black seed pods.  Mulch well in winter - it's been reported to survive in 6B with good mulching and impeccably drained soil.

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained      H: 36"   W: 12-32"       B/M: Dark Blue  /6-7

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Agapanthus 'Bressingham White'       White Lily of the Nile     Zone:  6-9    

The hardiest white, free flowering with large 5-8" bloom heads (up to 75+ individual florets) on strong upright stems.  Bred in England for maximum hardiness.  A select form of 'Headbourne Hybrids' below  Atypical Roots

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained   H: 20" (36-48" IB)   W: 18"       B/M:  White/6-7

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Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'     Dwarf Lily of the Nile      Zone:  7-9    

gapanthus 'Peter Pan'     Dwarf Lily of the NilDwarf variety. Blue flowers with 18" flower stalk. Dependable bloomer!  Foliage can remain evergreen in warmer climates. It has spot flowering throughout the year, with a big display in late spring to early summer. When not in full flower it is an attractive zero maintenance clump of strappy leaves (with the occasional late flower). Atypical Roots

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained    H: 8-12"  W: Slowly indef.       B/M:  Light Blue/ 6-7

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Agapanthus 'Polar Ice'     White Lily of the Nile     Zone: 7-10    

Agapanthus 'Polar Ice'     White Lily of the NileSimilar to Headbourne Hybrids but crazy, prolific blooms. 1-2" in long trumpet-shaped flowers on strong stems 18-48" tall. HUGE umbels of blooms from July to October!   Perform best with cool summer nights.  Keep well watered during the growing season.  Some say the Best White in the trade.

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained      H: 12-24" (36-48" IB)   W:       B/M:   White/7-10

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Agapanthus 'Silver Moon'     Variegated Lily of the Nile     Zone:  7-10   

Agapanthus 'Silver Moon'     Variegated Lily of the NileA clump forming, semi-evergreen perennial with green with a narrow white edge, variegated leaves and sturdy, erect stems bearing umbels of soft blue, bell-shaped blooms from midsummer to Fall.  But even before it starts it's long bloom season, the variegated foliage puts on a show all of it's own!  Soft blue blooms turn deep violet before falling giving the waning blooms a stunning effect with the blue over the foliage.

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained      H: 12-24" (36-48" IB)    W:       B/M: Soft Blue /7-9

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Attracts Hummingbirds

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Agapanthus sp. 'Cold Hardy White'     Hardy White Lily of the Nile            Zone: 5-10

Agapanthus sp. 'Cold Hardy White'     Hardy White Lily of the Nile Introduced into cultivation in 1999 by John Hargrove (owner of Broken Silo Nursery of Michigan) who propagated it from a chance seedling.  Green Thumb Award Winner 2006.  'Cold Hardy White'  thrives in Michigan and other really cold placed, hardy to Zone 5 but willing to go all the way to the heat of zone 10.  It's vigorous, forms nice clumps of deciduous strap-lie foliage and blooms midsummer.  You do need to mulch heavily the first few winters after planting (and after dividing in Spring and replanting should you do so.)

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained         H: 15" (36"IB)  W: 12-18"      B/M:  White

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Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud'   Dark Blue Giant Lily of the Nile     Zone:  7B-9 (maybe colder)    

Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud'Bigger isn't always better but it sure is in this case -- one of BIGGEST BLOOM of the hardy Agapanthus makes it a sure winner.  Deep blue color and probably the best hardy blue in the trade.  Luxurious green foliage, 1-2 feet long that tinges red in winter and dark blue umbels on stems 3-4 feet tall!  Evergreen to 28 degrees.   Atypical Roots

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained   H: 36-48 IB   W:       B/M:   Dark Blue/6-7

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Attracts Hummingbirds

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Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell'       DWARF VARIEGATED Lily of the Nile         Zone: 8-10*     

Agapanthus 'Tinkerbelle'       DWARF VARIEGATED Lily of the NileAn amazing new introduction - a dwarf, variegated Agapanthus with light blue blooms, sitting airily 6" above the green (outlined in creamy white) foliage on dark, dark stems so you can get a good look!  Good summer bloomer with long lasting blue umbels.  Cold hardy in Zone 8-10 but EASILY brought inside for winter to a cool place with decreased water.  Inside it should be evergreen.

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained                   H: 6-8" (12"IB)    W: 8"           B/M:  Light blue/6-7

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Agastaches and Cold Hardiness  (The most misreported plants for Hardiness on the Internet!!)

Trying to definitively report the hardiness of Agastaches is a complicated business since there is so much misinformation on the Internet.  Most of the cold-hardiest hybrids have one or the other of these cold hardy species in their background:

 

Zone:

 

Zone:

 

Zone: 

 

Zone: 

A. aurantiaca

6-9

A. barberi

5-9

A. cana

5-9

A. coccinea

6-9

A. foeniculum

5-9

A. rupestris

5-9

A. breviflora (rugosa)

5-9

A. scrophulariifolia

5-8

A. urtricifolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But trying to accurately determine the parentage of hybrids is also tough.  We've put what we believe to be extremely accurate, realistic Zones with 'reported zones' in parenthesis.  You might try them in those zones in a protected spot.  We recommend early season planting, rather than Fall planting, if you're in the colder zones so the plants have time to establish and impeccably drained soil.  In colder zones, DO NOT CUT BACK until mid spring and then to 4-5". Also, in cold areas, the plant’s crown should be planted high on a Southern or Western exposure, in sandy, sharply draining soil and then mulched with 2"crushed gravel or builder's sand to keep it drier during cold, wet winter weather.

 

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Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado'      Hyssop/Hummingbird Mint    Zone: 6-9     

Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado'2001 Plant Select® selection from Denver Botanical Garden & U. of Colorado. Choice & NEW.  Helmets of yellow stained with orange blooms midsummer to frost. A Silvery-leaved 2-3’  cultivar of a southwestern perennial native. Intensely aromatic. Needs a well-drained site and full sun.    

Soil: Well-drained      H: 15" W: 12"     B/M: Yellow-Orange/ 7-10   

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Attracts Butterflies

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Agastache barberi x mexicana 'Tutti-frutti'    Mexican Anise Hyssop      Z: (6)7-9    

Agastache barberi x mexicana 'Tutti-frutti'Flowers described as raspberry purple, lavender-pink or rose-lilac! They are just gorgeous. Blooms for months. HIGHLY ORNAMENTAL. A focal point plant with stiff, purple stems. Fragrant lemon scent w/ hints of other fruits.  A hybrid of A. barberi (A. pallida)  and A. mexicana.  This plant is just a really, really big bloomer! 

Soil: Any well-drained       H: 36" W: 36"      B/M: Raspberry Purple/ 7-10   

Hybrid of US Natives

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Agastache cana     Texas Hummingbird Mint      Zone: 5-9       

Agastache canaOne of the more cold hardy Agastaches, native to Texas and New Mexico.  Tubular, raspberry pink blooms are prolific, starting in late summer and continuing through fall.  Lovely in the cottage garden.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 24-36"   W:18"      B/M:  Raspberry pink//6-9

US Native Plants

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Agastache cana 'Heather Queen'      Hummingbird Mint     Zone: 5-9       

Agastache cana 'Heather Queen'One of the more cold hardy Agastaches with attractive deep pink, tubular flowers beginning in early summer. Winters over about 1/2 the time in zone 5.  Very floriferous with erect growth habit.  If the plant starts to look 'tired' after blooming, cut it back some for renewed growth.  A distinctly different scent than others, reminding some of bubblegum.  Very heat tolerant.  Native to Texas and New Mexico

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 24-36"   W:10-12"      B/M:  Deep pink/6-9

 

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Agastache coccinea x rupestris 'Firebird'     Orange Flowered Anise Hyssop     Zone: 7-9     Sun, Lt. Shade 

Agastache coccinea x rupestris 'Firebird'A stunning color (also described as brilliant coral) to spice up the garden all summer. The pungent mint-scented foliage is topped by spires of coppery orange blossoms. One of the most ornamental. Well-drained soil. Does particularly well in our hot climate.  A hybrid produced from two US Natives.

Soil: Any well-drained    H: 24-48" W: 12-24"          B/M: Copper orange/ 7-9 

Hybrid of US Natives

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Attracts Butterflies

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Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'     Anise Hyssop           Zone:  (4)5-9    

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'This relatively new Agastache is creating quite a stir in the garden world primarily for it's rich yellow to green yellow foliage.  This compact grower only reaches 20-36" tall and 15" wide, a great size, and bears 4" purple spikes all summer!  Like all of it's relatives, it's loved by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.  The heavily mint-scented foliage is serrated.  Easy, thriving on heat and humidity.  The plant was name 'Golden Jubilee' to commemorate the 50 year reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Recipient of the 2003 Quality Award in the Fleuroselect Trials across Europe & the All-American Selections Gold Medal across the USA.   The species is Native to the upper states of the US from CN west to OR and Endangered in several.

Soil:  Any well-drained            H:  20-36"  W: 15"                 B/M:  Purple-Blue/6-9

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

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Agastache mexicana 'Sangria'        (not so) Giant Hummingbird's Mint, Giant Hyssop      Zone: 7-10    

Agastache mexicana 'Sangria'Not as hardy as some but for those in the right zone, with well-drained soil and sun, this is a drought tolerant blooming machine.  With lemon-scented leaves that can be brewed for tea and tons of closely set, whorled red-purple bloom in spikes to 12".  Although a form of 'Giant' Hummingbird mint -- it isn't -- a giant that is!  But a great sized plant that easily fits into most gardens.  Native to the US Southwest and northern Mexico.  A Jelitto introduction.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 36" (48" IB)   W: 18"         B/M: Red-purple/7-10 (cutting back after first bloom)

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Attracts Butterflies

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Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice White'   Dwarf Giant Hyssop       Zone: 5-8      

Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice White'   Dwarf Giant HyssopA wonderful new introduction producing long spikes with white blooms and Anise scented leaves.  Great cut flower.  Does best in full sun in well-drained soil.  Native to Arizona and New Mexico, it especially cold hardy for an Agastache.  A true Perennial.  From the same genetic background as 'Honeybee White' but this is a bit taller.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 36"    W: 12"       B/M:  White/ 7-8

Hybrid of US Natives

Attracts Hummingbirds

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$9.99 Qt.

Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice Blue'   Dwarf Giant Hyssop       Zone: 5-8      

Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice Blue'   Dwarf Giant HyssopA wonderful new introduction producing long spikes with deep purple blue blooms and Anise scented leaves.  Great cut flower.  Does best in full sun in well-drained soil.  Native to Arizona and New Mexico, it especially cold hardy for an Agastache.  A true Perennial.  From the same genetic background as 'Honeybee Blue' but this is a bit taller.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 36"    W: 12"       B/M:  Deep Purple Blue/ 7-8

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$9.99 Qt.

Agastache rupestris        Anise Hyssop       Zone: 5-9      

Agastache rupestrisEXTREMELY FRAGRANT (smelling a bit like licorice or root bear) Agastache with light orange to pink flowers. Best in moist, well-drained soil. Hummingbirds are wild for this plant. A pretty plant with soft bloom colors that go with almost anything, especially blues. Southern Arizona native. Plant Select® from Denver Botanical Garden.

Soil: Any well-drained    H: 18" W: 12"    B/M: Orange/Pink  6-10   

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Agastache 'Black Adder'   Black Adder Hyssop      Sun     Zone:  6-9

Agastache x 'Black Adder' New to the trade and more tolerant of winter wet than 'pink' Agastaches, but it still needs well-drained soil. This eye-catching hybrid between A. rugosum and A. foeniculum blooms from mid-summer 'til Frost.  Coen Jensen's 'Black Adder' is just loaded with bottlebrush flowers of a MUCH more deep vivid blue than other blue bottlebrush Hyssops due to the greyish purple calyces.  A compact, rounded plant, it benefits from an early pinch or two to make it even tighter and more bushy.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 30-36"  W: 24-36"     B/M: Blue Violet/

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$9.99 Qt.

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'       Agastache Blue Fortune       Zone: (4)5-9        

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'Wow, wow, wow ... one of the best perennials in years.  Strong 3' stems sport fuzzy, licorice-scented leaves topped with hundreds of large blue-lavender bottlebrush flowers from early spring thru summer that attract a stunning array of pollinators.  Drought tolerant.  A. foeniculum (Zone 5-9) and A. rugosa (Zone 5-9) hybrid.  We've seen this listed as hardy to zone 4 but find this illogical since it would then be hardier than both parents.  BUT Brookside Garden in Ottawa, Canada says A. foeniculum is hardy to zone 4 which would potentially lower the Zone for Blue Fortune to 4 in perfect conditions.

Soil: Any well-drained    H: 24-36" W: 24-36"    B/M: Blue 7-9 

Hybrid of US NativesRHS Award

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

 

Agastache 'Kudos™ Gold' PPAF   DWARF Hybrid Hyssop       Zone  5-9     

Agastache 'Kudos Gold'A new series bred to produce a genetically dwarf, well-branched series of Agastaches.  They are super hardy,  nearly impervious to Downy Mildew (that can plague Agastache in hot humid areas).  Wonderful fragrances and amazing attractors of pollinators.  Terra Nova says this series is a "Game Changer'    'Kudos™ Gold' starts blooming in late May with gold flowers in large compact spikes and continues through the season.  If they start to look weary, sheer them back and they will come back and continue to bloom.

Soil: Very well-drained        H:  24"(26"IB)   W: 24"           B/M:  Gold/ Late5-Frost

Hybrid of US Natives

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Agastache 'Purple Haze'    Purple Haze Hyssop     Sun  Zone:  6-10

Agastache x 'Purple Haze'Another new-to-the-trade Agastache from Coen Jensen's breeding program that still needs well-drained soil but isn't as fussy as the 'pink' Agastaches.  Very tough and hardy and brings a new 'color palette' to Agastaches according to North Creek with its long racemes of smoky blue violet blooms that just don't stop. Pale lavender violet flowers and deep rose calyces.  North Creek's introduction has survived several winters in zone 6 Pennsylvania.  Not sure about hardiness beyond that.

Soil: Very well-drained     H: 24-36"  W:     B/M: Smokey Violet Blue/6-9

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$10.99 Qt.

 

Agastache 'Raspberry Summer' PPAF  Hybrid Hyssop       Zone  (5B)6-9B(10)     

Agastache 'Raspberry Summer'Incredible, large, dark raspberry pink flowers cover this stunner all summer and into Fall.  Bright green, aromatic foliage is attractive. It has better vigor, larger and more dense flowers spikes than similar Agastaches.  Best in well drained, fertile soil. Needs excellent drainage to overwinter.  Has overwintered in Zone 5B Colorado with super drainage.

Soil:  VERY Well-drained       H: 30"(32" IB)  W: 20"        B/M:  Raspberry/All summer

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$10.99 Qt.

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Agastache 'Red Fortune' PP#11816         Hybrid Hyssop       Zone  6-9     

Agastache 'Red Fortune'Despite the name, it's not red but a deep rose or reddish pink but it will be your good 'Fortune' to have this beauty in your garden and yet it's nothing like 'Blue Fortune'!  Not sure, at all, how this plant was named as all parts of it's name are misleading!  Luckily, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Take a look!

Soil: Very well-drained        H: 24" W: 12"           B/M: Hot reddish pink/5-10 

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Agastache Summer™ Series

"People want plants that flower all summer. They demand an exciting range of colors and they ask for plants that are low maintenance and self-cleaning. They want plants that attract and feed hummingbirds. We have all this and more! Here's a group of plants that tolerates heat and drought, and given good drainage, will only get better and fuller with time. This is a group of American native hybrids, far superior to the floppy, few flowered seedling varieties of the past. Our flower heads are so full, they don't need constant pinching like the old varieties. These are great varieties to plant en masse in the sunny landscape and are super in containers." Terra Nova

 

$10.99 Qt.

Agastache 'Summer Fiesta' PP22086        Summer™ Series Hyssop      Zone  6-10      (8 hours)

Agastache 'Summer Fiesta' PP#22086        Hyssop

Wow-E-Wow!  A vigorous new introduction with blooms in massive abundance from mid-summer through fall with chubby spikes of spicy orange red blooms!  Just asks for well-drained soil, and some water when it's hot and dry (conditions it doesn't mind at all!).  Hummingbird magnet.  People magnet too!

Soil: Very well-drained        H: 28"  W: 12"           B/M:  Spicy orange red/7-10

Hybrid of US Natives

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Agastache 'Summer Glow' PP20980        Summer™ Series Hyssop      Zone  6-10      (8 hours)

Agastache 'Summer Glow' PP#20980        Hybrid HyssopThis color is just luscious!  Sort of a lemon custard color - makes you just want to eat it!  Dark calyx set the blooms off to perfection.  Blooms all summer and gets along with most any color plant.  It's the kind of color that weaves your garden together in a tapestry.

Soil: Very well-drained        H: 25" W: 12"           B/M:  Custard Yellow/7-10

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$10.99 Qt.

 

Agastache 'Summer Sky' PP20952      Summer™ Series Hyssop      Zone  6-10      (8 hours)

Agastache 'Summer Sky' PP20952      Summer™ Series HyssopAn ALL SUMMER BLOOMING Agastache with violet-blue blooms with dark calyces that are lovely even after the blooms are gone.  Drought tolerant with bright green foliage and a compact growth habit.  Easy to grow but MUST have super drainage to overwinter. Has survived to Zone 4b on an exposed site with north winds in a scree garden.

Soil: VERY well-drained        H: 20" (24" IB)   W: 20"           B/M:  Violet Blue/7-10.

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Agave virginica under it's new name Manfreda virginica under M Perennials

 

Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'  see Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' here under E Perennials--  
  Ageratina aromatica 'Joicus Variegated see Eupatorium auromatica 'Joicus Variegated'   

Forward to the next set of Perennials: Aj-Aq Perennials

 

  
     

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo'

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo'

Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'

'Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'

Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana Cream' PP23181'

Clematis 'Diamond Ball' PPAF

Salvia 'Lemon Light'

Salvia 'Lemon Light' PPAF

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