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Jasminum officinale affine (grandiflora)   Spanish Jasmine   

Jasminum officinalis 'Fiona Sunrise'   Hardy Golden Jasmine

Jasminum x stephanense    Very Hardy Jasmine 


$9.99 Qt.

Jasminum parkeri   Jasmine, Dwarf Hardy        Zone: 5-9              

Jasminum parkeriA prostrate, evergreen, shrubby little species (growing only 12 inches tall) from NW India & the Himalayas. Yellow flowers emerge from the tiny foliage. Hardy. Needs very well-drained soil; avoid a winter-wet spot. Rare.  This is one of the most eye catching plants in our rock garden, planted next to Ephedra minima, the two textures together are stunning.  Atypical Roots because this plant is very diminuitive the first year.

Soil: Very well-drained   H: 10-12"  W: 14"   B/M: Yellow /6

$9.99 Qt.

Jasminum sambac 'Maid of Orleans'      Arabian Tea Jasmine        Zone:  (8,9) 10-11

Jasminum sambac 'Maid of Orleans'Some years ago, when we quite growing and selling Tender Perennials, we found ourselves unable to part with 'Maid of Orleans'.  Even though it's not hardy in much of the country and supposed to be evergreen, in fact, it is hardier than some report.  In Zone 8 and 9, it dies back to the ground but will survive outside according to Floridata.  But even if you can't grow it outside, you should consider growing it inside where it never stops blooming and the sweet smelling flowers actually seem to clean the air with it's fragrance which is truly unrivaled in all of nature!  Can be grown in a pot and kept pruned.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 4-5'   W:        B/M:   White/All summer


$11.99 Qt.

Jeffersonia diphylla   Native Twinleaf    Zone: 4-8      

Jeffersonia diphyllaOne of our most lovely Native plants.  Named after 'our own' Thomas Jefferson.  At first glance, the plant appears to have 2 twin leaves but, actually it's just one (diphylla means two-parted leaf).  It's among the earliest to grace the woodland garden floor.  Similar to but more stately than Bloodroot which blooms at the same time.  Delicate but large white blooms 1" across.  Takes a wide range of pH but prefers limey.

Soil:  Well-drained, woodland   H: 8-16"  W: 6-12"      B/M:  White/ Early spring

US Native Plants

$18.99 Qt.

Jeffersonia dubbia    Chinese Twinleaf    Zone:  4-7A      

Jeffersonia dubbia    Chinese TwinleafOne of two species in the genus located half a world apart, this rare plant is certainly the most magnificent --forming a dome of lavender blue, anemone-like flowers on stiff, wire-like stems, just as the kidney-shaped leaves emerge in spring. A well-grown plant is a coveted prize in any garden but just as easy to grow as our US Native.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 9-12"   W: 12"     B/M:  Lavender blue/3-5

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Got the fabulous anemones!  What an outstanding packing job you all did!  Many thanks...

Susan,  New York City


$9.99 Qt.

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'     Cutleaf Japanese False Aster    Zone: 4-9         

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'Synonymous with Boltonia incisa ‘Blue Star’. Very popular in Europe and deserves much more recognition here.  Like the species above but more compact.  Beautiful cut-leaf foliage.  Divide in spring about every three years.

Soil: Ave. to moist    H: 12-18"   W: 12-18"   B/M: Light blue /5-9 

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'   Asian/Japanese False Aster      Zone: 5-9         

Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'   Asian/Japanese False AsterAnother wonderful, easy to grow with 1" daisy like flowers.  Will take part shade but really hits her stride in full sun.  Makes a wonderful cut flower.  The compact mound of foliage is attractive all season and just smothered with blooms.  Tolerant of heat and humidity.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 24"    W: 24"    B/M:  White/6-9

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Kalimeris yomena 'Aurea' (Asteromea)     Variegated Golden False Aster      Zone: 5-9   

alimeris yomena 'Aurea'An aster-like perennial, also similar to Boltonia, with very cut-leaf foliage, green with a wide creamy gold margin. A colonizer, it mingles nicely with other plants and isn't a thug! Of easiest culture. 1" aster-like blooms. Rare. This is a really a great plant!

Soil:  Most any    H: 15-18"  W: 10"        B/M: Lavender/Fall 

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

New in 2015

Keiskea japonica

Description for 200+ new perennials coming soon!

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$14.99 Qt.

Kirengeshoma palmatum    Japanese Yellow Waxbells      Zone: 4-8  

Kirengeshoma palmatumA large Japanese plant with maple-shaped leaves to 8" across & sprays of cool yellow flowers, it belongs to the Hydrangea family. A semi-shaded location w/ moist, rich, acid soil suit it best.  Beautiful yellow bloom with heavily textured petals when nothing is happening in the shade garden, which makes it even more valuable. 

Soil: Moist, rich acidic      H: 36-48"  W: 36-48"       B/M: Yellow/ 7-8

$14.99 Qt.

Kirengeshoma koreana     Japanese Yellow Waxbells      Zone: 4-8     

Kirengeshoma palmatumMuch discussion in the horticulture world over the classification of this lovely.  Some say it's a subspecies of K. palmatum, others, particularly in Europe list it as K. palmatum Koreana Group.  Whatever the name (we go along with MOBOT), it's as above but occasionally somewhat larger with more outfacing blooms rather than hanging blooms.  Both this and the above are just lovely -- it's more a matter of taste -- hanging or outfacing blooms and possibly size.

Soil: Moist, rich acidic      H: 36-48"  W: 36-48"       B/M: Yellow/ 7-8

$9.99 Qt.

Knautia macedonica    Knautia      Zone: 5-9     

Knautia macedonicaDomed clusters of tiny wine-red flowers which appear to hover above the soft green foliage on wiry, 24-30" stems. They give the effect of daubs of rich red suspended in air. The silver stamens look like pins in a pincushion. Heads are prized in dry arrangements. Deadhead. 

Soil: Well-drained, neutral     H: 24-36"   W: 15"    B/M: Wine-red/ 6-10 

$12.99 Qt.

Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning'  PP21437     Variegated Knautia      Zone: 5-9     

Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning' What could you possibly do to make Knautia a more perfect plant?  Easy, dependable, blooms all the times. gorgeous.  Hm-m-m-m,,,  Well I suppose somebody could introduce a Variegated form.  And so they have!  Sunny Border Nurseries has produced the ohsofabulous 'Thunder and Lightning' and like a bolt from the sky, it's going to put lightning in your garden (not sure about the Thunder unless it's Thunderous Applause!)  The magenta bloom, still a non-stop bloomer, is the perfect match for this green foliage edged in cream.  And if the species has a tiny, tiny flaw, it occasionally is a bit leggy.  T&L is much shorter and more compact.

Soil: Well-drained, neutral     H: 1218"   W: 10-18"    B/M: Wine-red/ 6-10 

  As you can tell from our steadily adding more and more Red Hot Pokers, we've never met one we didn't like.  They add amazing structure and texture to the garden, are a 4 evergreen season plant, easy care, deer hate it, Hummingbirds love it, it's a great cut flower - what's not to love!  

$10.99 Qt.

Kniphofia caulescens      Blue Leaf Red Hot Poker     Zone: (5)6-10     

Kniphofia caulescens      Blue Leaf Red Hot PokerThick evergreen, wide almost succulent silver blue green foliage with shades of rust from the buds to the Terracotta blooms which age from bottom to top to greenish-yellow - the typical bi-colored poker. Native to the high grassy slopes of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains.  Adds structure and texture to the border.  Actually more cold hardy in higher altitudes with impeccably drained winter soil.

Soil: Very well-drained     H: 24" (48"IB)  W: 24"      B/M:  Terracotta / 6-9 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Kniphofia hirsuta 'Firedance'   Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily or Tritoma    Zone: 4-9         

Kniphofia hirsuta 'Firedance'The species is native to the high Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa.  'Firedance' is a consistent seed strain that is shorter, prettier and more reliably cold hardy than most in the Genus - according to Jelitto, the hardiest in the Genus.  Fits in well with more average size Perennials than it's larger relatives.   Yellow and coral-red bi-color blooms from early through late summer above a thick clump of narrow, arching foliage.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 18"   W:15-18"     B/M:  /6-9 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Kniphofia northiae       Octopus Red Hot Poker         Zone: 6-10      

Kniphofia northiaeThis is such a stunning Red Hot Poker, named in honor of Botanical Painter Marianne North who painted it's Picture along with countless other, her collection now housed at Kew Gardens.  This Giant Poker has, hands down, the best foliage in the Genus, with very wide grey green, Aloe-like foliage, curving gently.  Deep orange red buds, in long densely packed inflorescence open to greenish yellow flowers.  Not terribly different than some 'Poker' blooms BUT, the foliage -- ah-h-h, the Foliage -- that's what sets this one apart!  Prefers summer moist soil.

Soil: Most any, even clay        H: 3-6' IB  W:       B/M:  Red to yellow green/6-9

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Kniphofia 'Papaya Popsicle' PPAF       DWARF Red Hot Poker     Zone:   6-9     

Kniphofia 'Papaya Popsicle'       Red Hot Poker Brand New 'Papaya Popsicle' is an all-summer bloomer with a very short compact habit. A near non-stop bloomer with spikes of flowers the color of ripe papayas -- you can't decide whether to look at it or eat it!  We suggest the former -- it doesn't taste like Papaya!  The tidy grass-like foliage looks great all season.  Superb for a container, small garden or front of the border.

Soil: Very well-drained     H: 12" (20")  W: 18"     B/M: Red and Yellow / 6-9 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Kniphofia 'Pineapple Popsicle' PPAF     Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma   Zone: 6-9      

Kniphofia 'Pineapple Popsicle' PPAF     Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, TritomaA compact, clump forming perennial noted for it's upright, evergreen grass-like foliage and stunning 6-9" spikes of pineapple-yellow blooms on stems to 26" tall. This is a POWERHOUSE BLOOMER! Flowers from late spring to early summer with good rebloom through fall. The color blends with almost any color in the garden. Crowns appreciate protection in zone 6. For this Red Hot Poker, best not to divide. Do not keep soggy wet! Needs to dry out between watering.

Soil:  Well-drained   H:  12-14" (24-36" IB)   W:  18-24"     B/M:  Pineapple Yellow/6, 7 + Fall

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Kniphofia 'Redhot Popsicle' PPAF       Red Hot Poker     Zone:   6-9     

Kniphofia 'Redhot Popsicle'       Red Hot PokerA new Redhot Poker, boldly using the Common Name because it just should!  It really is a 'Red Hot' Poker.  Cinnamon red blooms on short compact plants, perfect for the smaller garden or front of the border.  Narrow grass-like foliage.  A great color spot in the mixed border and it just blooms and blooms and blooms!

Soil: Very well-drained     H: 16" (20")  W: 14"     B/M:   Red / 6-9 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Kniphofia 'Royal Standard'     Red Hot Poker     Zone:   5-9     

Kniphofia 'Royal Standard'Tall grass-like leaves on lance-shaped spikes made up of tubular flowers. Plants require full sun and will NOT TOLERATE WET FEET. Good drainage a must. Orange top with yellow to a light yellow base. Looks like a big, glowing ember. Very long blooming. 

Soil: Very well-drained     H: 36"  W:15"    B/M: Orange-Yellow/ 6-9 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Kniphofia typhoides

Description coming soon.  

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$9.99 Qt.

Kniphofia uvaria 'Border Ballet'       Red Hot Poker, Pastels     Zone: 6-9        

Kniphofia uvaria 'Border Ballet' A shorter hybrid of Red Hot Poker in pastel colors from pink, yellow to pastel orange.. This is a particularly floriferous (lots of blooms for along time) strain, especially if old blooms are removed. Good border plant and cuts well. From Africa. 

Soil: Well-drained     H: 24"   W: 18-24"     B/M: Pastel mix /6-9 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Kniphofia uvaria 'Candlelight' PP12343    All Summer Blooming 'Not' Red Hot Poker    Z: 6-9    

Discovered at famed Saul Nurseries in Atlanta and researched because of it's reblooming characteristics.  Although reblooming may not be the word -- justneverstops would be the right word if that were actually a word!  Just jabs up one spike of blooms after another from May through October.  Creamy yellow closed blooms open, and lighten up to white! So if yellow and red won't work in your garden I bet this one will!

Soil: Well-drained        H: 24-30" IB  W:        B/M: Pale yellow opening White /5-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Mango' PPAF    LONG BLOOMING  Red Hot Poker         Zone:  6-9     

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Mango' PPAFA repeat blooming Red Hot Poker from the Saul Brothers of Atlanta.  The Echo series bred by the Saul Brothers of Atlanta are bred for long bloom and produce the heaviest and longest lasting flowering ever introduced in Kniphofias.  It will bloom from May into Fall with blooms the color of a ripe mango.  Drought tolerant when established.   Fertilize periodically in the spring and summer to get the most blooms or use time release as we do and you'll get near non-stop blooms.    Needs well drained winter soil.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 36" IB   W: 24"      B/M:  Mango/5-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo' PP22701      LONG BLOOMING  Red Hot Poker       Zone:  6-9     

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo' PPAF              Red Hot PokerThis stunning new Kniphofia has loads of orange red flowers and reblooms through summer.  You should just find a spot for this in your garden!  Mounds of evergreen strap-like leaves.  The Echo series bred by the Saul Brothers of Atlanta are bred for long bloom and produce the heaviest and longest lasting flowering ever introduced in Kniphofias.  Fertilize periodically in the spring and summer to get the most blooms or use time release as we do and you'll get near non-stop blooms.  Needs well drained winter soil.

Soil:    Well-drained       H: 36" IB   W: 24"         B/M: Red Orange/5-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'       Red Hot Poker, Hot Colors         Zone: 5-9      

Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco' An exciting, award-winning mix of hot colors - fiery reds, yellows and orange - on strong stems.  If you want your Pokers Hot, well these are for you.    Blooms all the way through from June to September above evergreen foliage. An All-American 1999 Winner. Bold, arching clumps of long, narrow, evergreen foliage.  If you garden needs pastels, go for 'Border Ballet' above!

Soil:  Well-drained    H:24-36"   W: 20"    B/M: Hot mix/6-9

Attracts Hummingbirds

Forward to the next Group of Perennials -  La 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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