New Plants for 2017

 

Each and every year we try to introduce new and interesting plants to our Retail Nursery ... and 2017 is no exception. We will be offering over 100 "new" plants... perennials, evergreens, shrubs, etc... to our ever expanding product line. 

 (Buyer beware...the plants listed below are plants we have on order for the 2017 season from other venders. We don't always receive them and these new items are ALWAYS in short supply....so don't assume we wil have them just because they are listed here.)

Aconitum cammarum 'Blue Lagoon'

Aconitum cammarum 'Blue Lagoon'

Common Name: Blue Lagoon Monkshood

Short and very compact, dark green foliage forms dense mounds with excellent branching habit, bright blue flowers bloom lower on stalks unlike other Aconitums for superb color display, best Aconitum for pots

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Aconitum fischeri

Aconitum fischeri

Common Name: Fischers Monkshood

An excellent addition to the border, wooded garden or for naturalizing. The flowers are long lasting once cut and arranged.

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Aconitum napellus

Aconitum napellus

Common Name: Monkshood

Blooms mid summer with helmet shaped flowers. Foliage is glossy dark green on loosely branched stems. Leaves with 5-7 toothed lobes. Good for use as cut flowers. Prefers a moist cool soil.

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Alchemilla sericata 'Gold Strike'

Alchemilla sericata 'Gold Strike'

Common Name: Gold Strike Lady's Mantle

Low-growing ground cover. Chartreuse flowers bloom late spring to early summer and are often used as filler in bouquets. Tolerates full sun to full shade and prefers moist areas.

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Amelanchier alnifolia

Amelanchier alnifolia

Common Name: Saskatoon

Berries may be eaten fresh off the plant or used in jams, jellies and pies. Finely-toothed, oval-rounded leaves are pale to dark green. Foliage turns variable shades of yellow in autumn. The species is commonly called Saskatoon serviceberry

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Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'

Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'

Common Name: Storm Cloud Bluestar

Although the main interest of this plant is in spring, it maintains a great garden presence throughout the summer and fall. Its wide, mounded habit lends itself well to be used in place of shrubs in the landscape. Younger plants will have mo

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Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice'

Common Name: Blue Ice Bluestar

The bright green, compact, slowly spreading foliage forms the perfect background for the delightful blossoms and then turns a rich shade of yellow in fall.  Amsonia adds a billowy, finely textured element to the landscape.  It grow

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Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Common Name: Honrine Jobert Japanese Anemone

A staple item for late summer and fall borders, Japanese Anenomes are graceful plants with beautiful, satiny flowers borne on tall stems above a clump of shorter basal foliage. Watching them sway in the breeze brings a feeling of calm and pe

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Arisaema consanguineum

Arisaema consanguineum

Common Name: Himalayan Cobra Lily

 

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Common Name: Red Chokeberry

Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective c

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Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'

Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'

Common Name: Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry

‘Morton’ is a somewhat more compact cultivar that typically grows to 2-3’ tall and to 4-5’ wide. It was selected by the Morton Arboretum (hence the cultivar name) and introduced by Chicagoland Grows.  [More Info]  

Aronia x 'Brilliantissima'

Aronia x 'Brilliantissima'

Common Name: Viking Chokeberry

Developed in Eastern Europe for commercial fruit production and can be used to make jams, jellies and many other fruit products. Berries are high in vitamins and antioxidants.

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Aster dumosus 'Wood's Blue'

Aster dumosus 'Wood's Blue'

Common Name: Wood's Blue Aster

Bred for compact habit, long bloom period and heavy flowering, all of the Wood's Asters are outstanding pot crops and should be used far more often as a sturdy perennial alternative for mums.

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Astilbe chinensis 'Mighty Pip'

Astilbe chinensis 'Mighty Pip'

Common Name: Mighty Pip Astilbe

Astilbe 'Mighty Pip' is a vigorous 4' tall grower, topped in late spring/early summer with branched spikes of light pink flowers...quite stunning and quite noticeable in the garden.

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Astilbe x 'Chocolate Shogun'

Astilbe x 'Chocolate Shogun'

Common Name: Chocolate Shogun Astilbe

Bred by Nagasaki Teruhisa of Aomori, Japan. Prefers light shade but can tolerate sun as long as soil is kept reasonably moist. Won a Silver Medal at the 2013 Plantarium, a prestigious Dut

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Astilbe x crispa 'Perkeo'

Astilbe x crispa 'Perkeo'

Common Name: Perkeo Astilbe

Enduring drier soil in shady spots and nearly full sun in cool summer regions, ‘Perkeo’ can enrich the front lines of a border, a shady rock garden or patio container.

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Astilbe x crispa 'Lilliput'

Astilbe x crispa 'Lilliput'

Common Name: Lilliput Astilbe

Part sun to bright shade in consistently moist to wet humus rich soils; long lived, adaptable, deer and rabbit resistant. USDA Z4-9

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Astrantia major 'Red Joyce'

Astrantia major 'Red Joyce'

Common Name: Red Joyce Masterwort

A tough and robust clump-forming perennial which has coarsely toothed basal leaves. From June to August dark-red pincushion flowerheads are borne.

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Astrantia major 'Sparkling Stars Pink'

Astrantia major 'Sparkling Stars Pink'

Common Name: Sparkling Stars Pink Masterwort

It is excellent as both a dried and cut flower. It will thrive in bright sunny spots, but also in a shaded area of your garden. The blooms will appear from June to August in moist, fertile soil.

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Baptisia x 'Lavender Stardust'

Baptisia x 'Lavender Stardust'

Common Name: Lavender Stardust False Indigo

Baptisia is easy to grow and will thrive with little maintenance.  There are many potential applications in the landscape including meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders, or as a specimen.  Plants are very long-lived once esta

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Baptisia x 'Lunar Eclipse'

Baptisia x 'Lunar Eclipse'

Common Name: Lunar Eclipse False Indigo

From the Prairieblue™ Series, False Indigo provides an arresting presence in the garden. Blue-green foliage is topped with spires of lupine-like flowers in late spring. Baptisia is exceptionally long-lived so choose a good shrub-sized

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Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik'

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik'

Common Name: Sputnik Buttonbush

A bottlebrush that truly looks as though it came from outer space and it has larger blooms over a longer season than the normal native of Oklahoma. Its nectar is very attractive to butterflies and bees while blooming mid to late

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Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

Common Name: Appalachian Red Redbud

The heart-shaped leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The rough dark brown bark is not particularly outstanding but it is very distinct in the late fall thru the spring.

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Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Common Name: Hot Lips Turtlehead

Chelone is a long-blooming perennial that thrives in moist woodland conditions. This variety has bronze-green foliage that turns a deeper green than the species, but is equally as showy. The upright, red stems provide additional intere

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Chelone obliqua

Chelone obliqua

Common Name: Turtlehead

Hooded, snapdragon-like, two-lipped, deep rose flowers appear in tight, spike-like terminal racemes from late summer into autumn. Flowers purportedly resemble turtle heads. Coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, dark green leaves. [More Info]  

Cimicifuga japonica 'Cheju-Do'

Cimicifuga japonica 'Cheju-Do'

Common Name: Cheju Island Ligularia

This superior form came from Darrell Probst. It offers compact foliage and prolific flowering. In early spring, the foliage often emerges with a purple hue before turning green.

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Sienna Sunset'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Sienna Sunset'

Common Name: Sienna Sunset Tickseed

Coreopsis is easy to grow, making it a good choice for beginners. One plant will provide you with long-lasting cut flower bouquets all summer long.

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Cornus amomum 'Indigo'

Cornus amomum 'Indigo'

Common Name: Indigo Silky Dogwood

‘Indigo’ can be distinguished from other blue-fruited species of dogwood by the dark-brown pith in one- and two-year-old stems. In other blue-fruited dogwoods, the pith is white.

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Cornus officinalis '(KLM FF) Spring Queen'

Cornus officinalis '(KLM FF) Spring Queen'

Common Name: Spring Queen Japanes Cornel Dogwood

Slightly more open and wider growing than Cornus mas.

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Cornus sericea 'Bergeson Compact'

Cornus sericea 'Bergeson Compact'

Common Name: Bergeson Compact Twig Dogwood

Great compact red twig dogwood.  Abundant small, cream colored flowers bloom in late winter to early spring.  Gorgeous burgundy fall color.  Great for naturalizing, screening, or as a specimen.  Prefers moist, wet and wel

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Cornus sericea (stolonifera)

Cornus sericea (stolonifera)

Common Name: Red Twig Dogwood

Native from Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to the central U.S.  May be hardy to Zone 2. Use as a screen, in a shrub border, or in mass plantings.

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Cornus sericea (stolonifera) 'Baileyi'

Cornus sericea (stolonifera) 'Baileyi'

Common Name: Bailey Red Twig Dogwood

It is relatively salt tolerant. Cut the old wood back frequently to maintain the best winter color.

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Cypripedium parviflorum 'var. pubescens'

Cypripedium parviflorum 'var. pubescens'

Common Name: Giant Yellow Hardy Lady Slipper

Cypripediums should be planted on compost-amended soil where the roots can be spread out horizontally on top of the soil, then covered in compost since the roots do not grow into the soil like most plants. Ou

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Cypripedium reginae

Cypripedium reginae

Common Name: Showy Lady Slipper

The dorsal sepal, petals, and synsepal are absolutely pure white, and I do mean pure white. The lip has a white base color and is suffused with purple-pink – sometimes as a light blush, sometimes so thick that it seems entirely deep pu

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Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blue'

Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blue'

Common Name: MillionDollar Blue Delphinium

Nothing does vertical interest quite like Delphinium, and Million Dollar Blue really lives up to its name! It sets out sturdy spears covered in true blue semi-double blossoms beginning in early summer and ending in early fall. [More Info]  

Delphinium elatum 'Guardian Blue Blue'

Delphinium elatum 'Guardian Blue Blue'

Common Name: Guardian Delphinium

A "master" of the cottage garden. Full sun but not too hot and humid helps keep this plant going.

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Dicentra formoa 'Spring Gold'

Dicentra formoa 'Spring Gold'

Common Name: Spring Gold Fern-leaf Bleeding Heart

Excellent for edging, and very useful for mixed containers and tubs. Removing faded flowers regularly will promote lots of new buds to form. In cool summer regions plants may tolerate direct sun. From Blooms of Bressingham®. Disco

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Echinacea 'Adobe Orange'

Echinacea 'Adobe Orange'

Common Name: Adobe Orange Coneflower

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dr

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Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Fascinator'

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Fascinator'

Common Name: Pink Fascinator Coneflower

Like all Echinacea’s, Pink Fascinator is a tough plant that doesn’t mind the heat and is drought resistant. It thrives in well-drained average garden soil – no pampering needed.

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Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'

Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'

Common Name: Green Twister Coneflower

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds.

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Epimedium x 'rubrum'

Epimedium x 'rubrum'

Common Name: Red Barrenwort

This epimedium (sometimes commonly called large-flowered or longspur epimedium) is one of the larger epimediums. It is a dense, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 10-12" tall and is primarily used in shady or woodland

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Epimedium x 'Red Beauty'

Epimedium x 'Red Beauty'

Common Name: Red Beauty Barrenwort

Spidery lavender-violet flowers with very long white spurs. The medium green, deciduous leaves have spiny-toothed, oval leaflets on wiry stems and form an attractive foliage mound. New leaves in spring emerge beige with a red tinge, mature t

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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'

Common Name: Yellow Epimedium

Epimedium will adapt to many growing situations and is particularly useful in dry shade where few other plants will survive. It is able to compete with tree roots easily

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Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'

Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'

Common Name: Orange Queen Epimedium

Interest in this genus has increased over the past 2 decades as horticulturists brought back new species and varieties from explorations in China. Epimediums make good ground covers and are one of the choice plants for shade. They prefer goo

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Epimedium x warleyense

Epimedium x warleyense

Common Name: Epimedium

Interest in this genus has increased over the past 2 decades as horticulturists brought back new species and varieties from explorations in China. Epimediums make good ground covers and are one of the choice plants for shade. They prefer goo

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Epimedium youngianum 'Niveum'

Epimedium youngianum 'Niveum'

Common Name: White Epimedium

Epimediums are a dense, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 10-15" tall and is primarily used as a groundcover or edger in shady or woodland areas. 

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Epimedium youngianum 'Roseum'

Epimedium youngianum 'Roseum'

Common Name: Pink Epimedium

Old leaves should be pruned to the ground in late winter to show the flowers to best effect. Drought tolerant once established. Plants may be divided in early spring or late summer.

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Eupatorium purpureum 'Little Joe'

Eupatorium purpureum 'Little Joe'

Common Name: Little Joe Joe-Pie-Weed

Eupatorium dubium is a little-known dwarf species of Joe-Pye weed, native in moist soils from Maine south to South Carolina. In appearance, Eupatorium dubium is similar to Eupator

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Euphorbia polychroma

Euphorbia polychroma

Common Name: Cushion Spurge

If sited correctly, the leaves will turn red in the fall. A good selection for northern gardens and it is extremely drought tolerant.

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Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers'

Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers'

Common Name: Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue

The finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump with consistent flower coverage across the habit. Yellow-green flowers appear above the clump on 18-22” scapes in early summer and age to tan as the sea

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Festuca x 'Cool as Ice'

Festuca x 'Cool as Ice'

Common Name: Cool as Ice Blue Fescue

The finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump with consistent flower coverage across the habit. Yellow-green flowers appear above the clump on 18-22” scapes in early summer and age to tan as the sea

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Forsythia x 'Helios'

Forsythia x 'Helios'

Common Name: Helios Forsythia

Enjoy the cheerful yellow blooms indoors, too, by cutting branches for forcing in late winter to very early spring. Foliage turns muted purple tones in fall.

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Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'

Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'

Common Name: Meadowlark Forsythia

Semi-arching habit, showy bright yellow blooms then healthy green foliage throughout the summer. Cut the branches in earliest spring before they flower, put them in a vase of water, and soon you’ll have the first bouquet of the y

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Fragaria anassa 'Ruby Ann'

Fragaria anassa 'Ruby Ann'

Common Name: Ruby Ann Ornamental/Fruiting Strawberry

Improved ornamental/fruiting strawberry is slightly mounded in form with luscious dark green foliage, deep rose-red flowers appearing in April to June, then again in fall.

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Fragaria x 'Natural Albino'

Fragaria x 'Natural Albino'

Common Name: Pine Berry

The Pineberry is not self-fertile... it needs pollen from a different variety to produce its distinctive fruit. We have chosen a red variety, Sonata Strawberry (U.S. Plant Patent #18,000) for cross pollination. It is another Dutch vari

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Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

Common Name: Royal Stripes Gentian

The winter hardy plants originate from the Alps, and are perfect for alpine gardens, patio pots, rockery borders or even a sunny spot in the house. They will happily grow in acid soil. Flowers April-September.  [More Info]  

Geranium x 'Rozanne'

Geranium x 'Rozanne'

Common Name: Rozanne Cranesbill

Leave plenty of room to grow this wide spreading perennial. In one season, one vigorous plant will cover a 2-3 sq. foot area. It looks especially nice when complimented by yellow or chartreuse flowers or foliage. From Rozanne and Friends [More Info]  

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'

Common Name: Sapphire Blue Oat Grass

Non-spreading in habit, this will remain evergreen in mild winter regions. Requires good drainage, especially in warm summer regions. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. In cold regions the foliage sometimes needs to be tidied up w

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Hibiscus x 'Summer in Paradise'

Hibiscus x 'Summer in Paradise'

Common Name: Summer in Paradise Rose Mallow

  The large leaves quickly fill in the habit to keep it appearing full and refined. Flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than only at the top like some older cultivars. Use in place of a shrub

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Hibiscus x 'Ballet Slippers'

Hibiscus x 'Ballet Slippers'

Common Name: Ballet Slippers Rose Mallow

  A polished, upright habit and extremely high bud count with good axillary branching insure that this Hibiscus will have a longer season of color, from late summer through early fall. Flowers are produced from the top to th

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Hosta 'El Nino'

Hosta 'El Nino'

Common Name: El Nino Hosta

Displays a crisp white margin around its pointed leaves of good substance   Bell-shaped, lavender flowers are produced in midsummer 

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Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Common Name: Fire and Ice Hosta

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This spectacular mid-sized selection has white-centered lea

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Hosta 'Lakeside Banana Bay'

Hosta 'Lakeside Banana Bay'

Common Name: Lakeside Banana Bay Hosta

Very pretty hosta with bright yellow leaves framed by a wide apple-green border that creates a feather pattern...really a standout. Lavender flowers.

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Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'

Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'

Common Name: Lakeside Paisley Paint Hosta

Its thick substanced leaves make the perfect background for the cream scapes that carry the light lavender flowers in midsummer. Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle c

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Hosta 'Sugar Daddy'

Hosta 'Sugar Daddy'

Common Name: Sugar Daddy Hosta

The clumps are topped with 20" spikes of near white flowers in late spring...simply superb!

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Hosta 'Munchkin Fire'

Hosta 'Munchkin Fire'

Common Name: Munchkin Fire Hosta

Lavender flowers appear above the petite habit in midsummer. Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape.  Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be poll

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Dharuma'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Dharuma'

Common Name: Dharuma Hydrangea

Blooms become a pleasing pink in late summer into fall. Attractive, healthy somewhat leathery mid to dark green foliage. An ideal choice for smaller home landscapes.

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Hypericum kalmianum 'Ames'

Hypericum kalmianum 'Ames'

Common Name: Ames Kalms St. Johnswort

Five-petaled, golden yellow flowers (1.5-inch diameter) in 3- to 7-flowered cymes bloom in mid to late summer (July-August). Each flower has five styles and a distinctive center boss of yellow stamens. Flowers give way to beaked, oval, brown

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Iris ensata 'Imperial Magic'

Iris ensata 'Imperial Magic'

Common Name: Imperial Magic Japanese Iris

Imperial Magic Japanese Iris is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blend

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Iris ensata 'Fortune'

Iris ensata 'Fortune'

Common Name: Fortune Japanese Iris

Imperial Magic Japanese Iris is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blend

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Iris ensata 'Variegata'

Iris ensata 'Variegata'

Common Name: Variegata Japanese Iris

Unlike the Tall Bearded Iris, the beardless Japanese Iris has a flat bloom, narrower leaves, and smaller, more compact rhizomes. The

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Iris ensata 'Pink Lady'

Iris ensata 'Pink Lady'

Common Name: Pink Lady Japanese Iris

Japanese iris or Japanese water iris is a rhizomatous beardless perennial iris that grows in slowly expanding clumps to 2-4’ tall. Sword-shaped, linear green leaves (to 24” long) have prominent midribs. Flowers (typically 3-6R

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Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'

Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'

Common Name: Butter and Sugar Siberian Iris

Siberian irises are haled for their elegant, delicate flowers and disease resistance. They perform admirably in the sunny to partially shady garden, but need plenty of water throughout the season to continue looking their best. In naturalize

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Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'

Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'

Common Name: Caesar's Brother Siberian Iris

Siberian irises are haled for their elegant, delicate flowers and disease resistance. They perform admirably in the sunny to partially shady garden, but need plenty of water throughout the season to continue looking their best. In naturalize

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Iris sibirica 'Contrast in Styles'

Iris sibirica 'Contrast in Styles'

Common Name: Contrast in Styles Siberian Iris

Siberian irises are haled for their elegant, delicate flowers and disease resistance. They perform admirably in the sunny to partially shady garden, but need plenty of water throughout the season to continue looking their best. In naturalize

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Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Common Name: Silver Edge Siberian Iris

Siberian irises are haled for their elegant, delicate flowers and disease resistance. They perform admirably in the sunny to partially shady garden, but need plenty of water throughout the season to continue looking their best. In naturalize

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Ligularia dentata 'BBQ Banana'

Ligularia dentata 'BBQ Banana'

Common Name: BBQ Banana Ragwort

Impressive plants with large kidney shaped leaves. Flowers on Ligularia Little Rocket and Ligularia The Rocket are tall spikes high above the foliage. The others are loaded with daisy-like flowers. Interesting foliage color on each var

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Lupinus 'Blue'

Lupinus 'Blue'

Common Name: Bluer Lupine

The ‘Gallery Series’ hybrids were developed from the species Lupinus polyphyllus, a North American native hailing from the Pacific Northwest. As these are biennial or short-lived perennials, allow

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Magnolia x 'Butterflies'

Magnolia x 'Butterflies'

Common Name: Magnolia Butterflies

These blooms appear before the leaves and are one of the thrills of spring. Magnolia 'Butterflies' matures to a large specimen with time. 

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Magnolia x 'Elizabeth'

Magnolia x 'Elizabeth'

Common Name: Magnolia Elizabeth

It makes an outstanding specimen tree in a sunny spot where it can develop a symmetrical crown. Grows to 20 feet and 15 wide. Magnolia buds and flowers are susceptible to late spring frost 

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Magnolia x 'Burgundy Star'

Magnolia x 'Burgundy Star'

Common Name: Magnolia Burgundy Star

Unrivaled color and delicate fragrance are what sets this magnolia apart from the other varieties.

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Malus 'Cotton Candy'

Malus 'Cotton Candy'

Common Name: Cotton Candy Crabapple

A small rounded tree reaching approximately 12' in height at maturity. Dark green leaves exhibit excellent disease resistance. Non-persistent, deep yellow fruit is 1/2" 

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Malus 'Cranberry Lace'

Malus 'Cranberry Lace'

Common Name: Cranberry Lace Crabapple

Semi-double to double deep carmine-rose to deep pink mixed with lighter pink flowers are abundantly produced on short spur growth. Unusually heavy production of attractive 1/3" deep red fruits.

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Malus 'Mollie Ann'

Malus 'Mollie Ann'

Common Name: Mollie Ann Crabapple

Unique, semi-weeping tree with numerous slender, graceful branches. Deep red buds form clusters of single white flowers followed by deep red fruits that are 1/3" in diameter. 

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Monarda didyma 'Coral Reef'

Monarda didyma 'Coral Reef'

Common Name: Coral Reef Bee Balm

Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when cru

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Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Common Name: Jacob Cline Bee Balm

Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when cru

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Monarda x 'Blue Moon'

Monarda x 'Blue Moon'

Common Name: Blue Moon Bee Balm

he dark green foliage forms an upright clump with enough vigor to quickly fill out containers nicely but are not aggressive in the garden. As with all Monardas from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program, these display above average resista

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Monarda x 'Pink Frosting'

Monarda x 'Pink Frosting'

Common Name: Pink Frosting Bee Balm

The dark green foliage forms an upright clump with enough vigor to quickly fill out containers nicely but are not aggressive in the garden. As with all Monardas from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program, these display above average resist

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Monarda x 'Fireball'

Monarda x 'Fireball'

Common Name: Fireball Bee Balm

‘Fireball’ is a compact beebalm cultivar that typically grows to 15-20” tall with an upright, outwardly spreading habit. Tubular, two-lipped, red-purple flowers are borne in dense, globular, terminal heads (verticillasters)

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Mukdenia x 'Nova Flame'

Mukdenia x 'Nova Flame'

Common Name: Nova Flame Crimson Fans

Palmate, rounded, 5-9 lobed, dentate, medium green leaves (to 5” long) acquire attractive bronze tinges by summer. ‘

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Myrica pensylvanica

Myrica pensylvanica

Common Name: Bayberry

The fruits are covered with an aromatic, waxy substance which is used to make bayberry candles, soaps and sealing wax. Fruits are attractive to birds.

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Nepeta racemosa 'Little Titch'

Nepeta racemosa 'Little Titch'

Common Name: Little Titch Catmint

With tightly packed gray-green leaves, it forms a low growing, dense mat. Adorning stem tips, small heads of rich blue flowers bloom all summer long

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Nepeta x 'Junior Walker'

Nepeta x 'Junior Walker'

Common Name: Junior Walker Catmint

The gray-green foliage of many catmints blends well with other plants. Combined with the long lasting, dark blue flowers developing in mid-summer, this is an excellent edging plant for the mid-back border. 

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Paeonia japonica

Paeonia japonica

Common Name: Japanese Peony

After flowering, the pods split to reveal gorgeous metallic-blue seeds on red stalks. Paeonia japonica is great as a deer-resistant specimen in the woodland garden or scattered throughout the shady perennial

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Paeonia obovata 'var. willmottiae'

Paeonia obovata 'var. willmottiae'

Common Name: Asian Woodland Peony

The deer-resistant variety willmottiae is much more vigorous than typical Paeonia obovata and is topped by single, white, cup-shaped flowers about 2 weeks earlier. 

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Paeonia obovata 'var. obovata'

Paeonia obovata 'var. obovata'

Common Name: Asian Woodland Peony

 

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Paeonia x ITOH 'Hillary'

Paeonia x ITOH 'Hillary'

Common Name: Hillary Intersectional Peony

Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow and very hardy. This selection forms an upright bush of lush green

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Paeonia x ITOH 'Callies Memory'

Paeonia x ITOH 'Callies Memory'

Common Name: Callies Memory Intersectional Peony

Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow and very hardy. This selection forms an upright bush of lush green

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

Common Name: Little Spire Russian Sage

 The work of Dutch breeder Herbert Oudshoorn is responsible for this excellent, compact, long-blooming, low-maintenance landscape plant. Patent administered by Future Plants.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Lace'

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Lace'

Common Name: Little Lace Russian Sage

This aromatic and drought resistant variety attracts butterflies to the garden. A Conard-Pyle introduction.

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Phlox divaricata 'London Grove Blue'

Phlox divaricata 'London Grove Blue'

Common Name: London Grove Blue Woodlands Phlox

The cultivar ‘London Grove Blue’ was found by North Creek Nursery at a plant sale in London Grove, Pennsylvania.   This variety is admired for its compact habit, large fragrant lavender blue flowers and maroon col

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Phlox glaberirma 'Triple Play'

Phlox glaberirma 'Triple Play'

Common Name: Triple Play Meadow Phlox

In late spring, the clumps are topped with stalks of hummingbird-friendly, pink-lavender flowers that rise just above the foliage...simply stunning.

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Phlox x 'Amethyst Pearl'

Phlox x 'Amethyst Pearl'

Common Name: Amethyst PearlGarden Phlox

Lavender/pink flowers with a white eye above glossy bright green foliage that stays mildew-free all season.

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Phlox x 'Crystal'

Phlox x 'Crystal'

Common Name: Crystal Garden Phlox

Broad, dark green, thick foliage stays beautiful all season. Each member of the Fashionably Early series has exceptional mildew resistance, thick leathery leaves, and a stoloniferous habit (as opposed to the tightly clumping P. <

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Phlox x 'Lavender Ice'

Phlox x 'Lavender Ice'

Common Name: Lavender Ice Garden Phlox

 Pale lavender flowers with a lavender pink eye appear from early summer well into midsummer with some rebloom in fall. Narrow, spiky, dark green foliage stays beautiful all season. Each member of the Fashionably Early series has except

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Phlox x 'Princess'

Phlox x 'Princess'

Common Name: Princess Garden Phlox

This new Hybrid Phlox blooms earlier than the typical Tall Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), starting about 2-3 weeks earlier than the typical Phlox. ‘Fashionably Early Princess’ is the very first

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Phlox x 'Pink Dark Eye'

Phlox x 'Pink Dark Eye'

Common Name: Pink Dark EyeGarden Phlox

EARLY PINK DARK EYE™ is the perfect choice for retailers looking for early color on neatly compact plants and gardeners wanting color in the garden earlier in the season. 

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Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels'

Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels'

Common Name: Violet Pinwheels Garden Phlox

The notched, upturned petals look like tiny pinwheels, especially with movement from the wind. This groundcover Phlox grows lower to the ground, spreads slowly, and is more restrained that varieties like ‘Purple Beauty’ or ‘

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Centerglow'

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Centerglow'

Common Name: Centerglow Ninebark

oliage is nicely complemented by small pinkish-white, five-petaled flowers that bloom in dense, flat, rounded, spiraea-like clusters (corymbs) in late spring. Plants in this genus exhibit exfoliating bark on mat

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Physostegia viginiana 'Crystal Peak White'

Physostegia viginiana 'Crystal Peak White'

Common Name: Crystal Peak White Obedient Plant

An award winning variety of our native Obedient Plant, 'Crystal Peak White' blooms in mid-summer with numerous bright white flower spikes that attract lots of pollinators.

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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'

Common Name: Astra PinkBalloon Flower

Balloon flower is a clump-forming perennial which is so named because its flower buds puff up like balloons before bursting open into outward to upward facing, bell-shaped flowers with five pointed lobes. Easily grown in average,

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Prunus x 'cistena'

Prunus x 'cistena'

Common Name: Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunnus x cistena is a hybrid cross between P.pumila and P.cerasifera Atropurpurea. It is a deciduous shrub growing from 7 to 10 feet in height, with a lesser spread. The foliage is an intense red-purple and keeps its color over the summer.<

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Pulmonaria 'DeVroomen's Pride'

Pulmonaria 'DeVroomen's Pride'

Common Name: DeVroomen's Pride Lungwort

Large pink flowers fade to blue over mildew resistant foliage. Nice mounding habit. The wavy, spear-shaped leaves are dark green, infused with melting silver.

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Pulmonaria rubra 'David Ward'

Pulmonaria rubra 'David Ward'

Common Name: David Ward Lungwort

This outstanding British variety forms a good-sized clump of large, bright green leaves that are heavily margined in creamy-white. Clusters of coral-pink flowers appear in early spring, among the earliest to bloom. Because of the large amoun

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Pulmonaria saccharata 'Mrs. Moon'

Pulmonaria saccharata 'Mrs. Moon'

Common Name: Mrs. Moon Lungwort

Pulmonaria is an underused perennial that grows well in shady gardens. It is especially attractive when planted among hostas, ferns, and brunneras. Its flowers are among the most brilliantly colored blossoms of all perennials. [More Info]  

Rodgersia pinnata 'Snow Clouds'

Rodgersia pinnata 'Snow Clouds'

Common Name: Snow Cloud Rodgersia

Bold coarse foliage resembles the leaf of a horse chestnut tree. Emerging bronze changing to dark green by mid summer. Creates a dramatic effect with its tall flower spikes high above the foliage in summer. Rodgersia needs a permanently mois

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Rosa 'F J Grootendorst'

Rosa 'F J Grootendorst'

Common Name: F J Grootendorst Rose

Rugosa roses are very tolerant of harsh conditions. They can tolerate wind, poor soil and salt spray. Grootendorst grow best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

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Rubus idaeus 'Double Gold'

Rubus idaeus 'Double Gold'

Common Name: Double Gold Raspberry

The plant grows vigorously, suckers freely, and shows tolerance to diseases.  Double Gold can be grown as both a floricane (summer) and primocane (fall) producer.  This plant is more suited for home garnerers, Pick-your-

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Rubus idaeus 'Himbo Top'

Rubus idaeus 'Himbo Top'

Common Name: Himbo Top Red Raspberry

. Primocane berries ripen in September through frost. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #19512 or other patents.

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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Common Name: Caradonna Salvia

Can be clipped back hard after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Winner of the 2000 Outstanding New Perennial Award by the International Hardy Plant Union.

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Sedum 'Autumn Fire'

Sedum 'Autumn Fire'

Common Name: Autumn Fire Sedum

Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left stan

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Sedum 'Lime Twister'

Sedum 'Lime Twister'

Common Name: Lime Twister Sedum

 The attractive foliage display is topped in late summer with brilliant pink blooms which last for several weeks.

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Sedum 'Matrona'

Sedum 'Matrona'

Common Name: Matrona Sedum

'Matrona' was a chance seedling found by Ewald Hügin of Freiburg, Germany. Butterflies can't get enough of this one. Simply outstanding! International Stauden Union (ISU) Plant of the Year for 2000.

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Sedum seiboldii

Sedum seiboldii

Common Name: October Daphne

Scalloped, silver-blue foliage with clusters of star-shaped, bright pink flowers in late September and October.

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Sedum x 'Firecracker'

Sedum x 'Firecracker'

Common Name: Firecraker Sedum

This dazzling emerald-and-ruby Stonecrop boasts a compact, upright habit, glossy jade foliage, and hot pink, butterfly-attracting flowers held on ruby red stems! Remarkable for its ability to hold its color all summer, and, of course, the dr

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Spirea betulifolia 'Tor'

Spirea betulifolia 'Tor'

Common Name: Tor Birchleaf Spirea

Foliage turns quality shades of orange, red and purple in autumn. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Cultivar name presumably comes from the Gaelic word torr meaning hill or mound, in reference to the plan

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Spirea nipponicum 'Snowmound'

Spirea nipponicum 'Snowmound'

Common Name: Snowmound Spirea

Snowmound Spirea is bathed in stunning clusters of white flowers held atop the branches from mid to late spring. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The small serrated oval leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in th

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Spirea x cinerea 'Grefshiem'

Spirea x cinerea 'Grefshiem'

Common Name: Grefshiem Spirea

Grefsheim Spirea is clothed in stunning white flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The small narrow leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruit is not

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Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Common Name: Miss Kim Lilac

 'Miss Kim' Lilac is one of the most beautiful and fragrant of all lilac bushes. Lavender blooms contrast well against its dark, glossy green foliage. Foliage turns deep burgundy red in fall.

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Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Common Name: Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese tree lilac is native to northern Japan. Plants are found growing on cliffs and in scrub, usually on limestone. The Olive or Oleaceae family also contains privet and forsythia. Syringa has about 30 species of trees and shrubs n

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Syringa vulgaris 'Prairie Petitie'

Syringa vulgaris 'Prairie Petitie'

Common Name: Prairie Pettie Lilac

he profuse blooms fade to lavender as they age and can be used to great effect as a cut flower in the home. 'Prairie Petite' will grow well in half to full day sun and is perfect as a stand alone small specimen or grouped to form

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Syringa vulgaris ''Elsdancer''

Syringa vulgaris ''Elsdancer''

Common Name: Tiny Dancer Lilac

Large panicles measure 4 to 5 inches, and the large florets make each cluster appear luxuriously full. Foliage and flowers are in perfect scale, one complementing the other. You know the feeling when everything is right abo

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Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris

Common Name: Common Lilac

Cultivate classic lilac plants for attention-grabbing centerpieces, or grow a flowering lilac bush for a border or walkway. Look for lilac flowers to burst open beginning in spring, with long canes producing voluminou

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Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle'

Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle'

Common Name: Yankee Doodle Lilac

An exceptional tall accent shrub featuring upright panicles of deliciously fragrant purple flowers in early spring on an upright growing shrub, memorable in bloom; needs full sun and well-drained soil, limited suckering, good disease resista

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Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas'

Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas'

Common Name: Pocahontas Lilac

An exceptional tall accent shrub featuring upright panicles of deliciously fragrant purple flowers in early spring on an upright growing shrub, memorable in bloom; needs full sun and well-drained soil, limited suckering, good disease resista

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Veronica x 'Blue Explosion'

Veronica x 'Blue Explosion'

Common Name: Blue Explosion Speedwell

A proven performer in any average, well-drained soil. It has a long blooming period when spent blooms are removed

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Viburnum cassinoides 'KLMC'

Viburnum cassinoides 'KLMC'

Common Name: Challenger Withrod Viburnum

Clean, dark green, healthy foliage changes to a striking orange-red and purple in fall. Versatile, deciduous shrub is outstanding for naturalizing, mass plantings or as a hedge.

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Viburnum cassinoides 'J.N. Select'

Viburnum cassinoides 'J.N. Select'

Common Name: Freedom Withrod Viburnum

Attracts birds and butterflies. Viburnum FreedomTM is a selection from Mike Yanny in Wisconsin of the native shrub known as Witherod Viburnum.

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Viburnum lentago 'Deep Green'

Viburnum lentago 'Deep Green'

Common Name: Deep Green Nannyberry

This beautiful, versatile shrub provides year round interest, from the showy white flower in May, to its burgundy color in autumn and dark blue berries in winter. The ripe berries are edible straight off the bush and are popular i

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Viburnum prunifolium 'Forest Rouge'

Viburnum prunifolium 'Forest Rouge'

Common Name: Forest Rouge Viburnum

This is one of the first viburnums to color in the fall and retains its color for well over a month.  A very fine selection.  Zone 3

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Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita'

Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita'

Common Name: Chiquita Cranberrybush

A compact form of Sargent viburnum selected by Jerry Draeger of McKay Nursery, Waterloo, WI.  White pinwheel-like blooms in mid to late May produce scarlet-red persistent fruits against a backdrop of yellow-orange fall color.  [More Info]  

Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'

Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'

Common Name: Onondaga Cranberrybush

An outstanding selection introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1966 as a result of the work of Dr. Donald Egolf.  Upright habit when young, then more rounded with age.  A superior cultivar featuring both ornamenta

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Viburnum trilobum

Viburnum trilobum

Common Name: American Cranberrybush

This native viburnum offers ornamental interest throughout the seasons; flowers in spring, red fruit in late summer and red fall color.  This American species is a better choice than the similar European cranberry bush which has become

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