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‘Golden Showers’


*2’ tall in dense mound

*Long blooming

*Bird & butterfly friendly

*Easy care - not picky!

*Foliage looks good even when not blooming.





*The longest blooming perennial we have blooming June - Frost

* Not bothered by anything

*Thrives in in well drained morning sun (afternoon shade)


Calamintha  nepeta


*Blooms all summer with delicate light blue flowers

*Mint scented foliage

*Neat habit & appearance

*Trouble free - no deadheading

*18” mound, nice filler


Kalimeris incisa

‘Blue Star’

False Aster

*Everblooming compact mounds of lavender daisy flowers.

*Well behaved, neat, dainty

*18” for Pt Shade or sun


Heliopsis  ‘Tuscan Sun’

False Sunflower

*Dwarf variety about 1’ tall

*Long blooming, attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies

*Easy to grow

*Full sun, well drained soil

*Cheerful color - adds brightness


Monarda didyma

‘Raspberry Wine’  

Bee Balm

*This cultivar selected for long bloom time, rich red color

*One of the most mildew resistant varieties

*Vigorously clumping & upright habit

*Butterflies, bees, hummers love it



‘Daisy May’  and ‘Becky’

Shasta Daisy

          * Long blooming

* Adds “light” to the garden

*Compact, neat appearance

*Full sun, well drained soil

*Blooms in summer



Phlox paniculata

(‘Laura’ is pictured)

Tall garden Phlox

*24-36” tall

*Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds

*Long blooming

*Easy Care

*Full sun


Fillipendula rubra ‘Venusta’  

Queen of the Prairie

*The “cotton candy” plant

*Great in moist soils

*Tall, erect stems and large serrated leaves support huge pink flowers in mid-summer


Stachys monieri                        ‘Hummelo’

Common Betony

*Neat clumps of glossy, textured foliage

*Spikes of purple flowers in summer

*tough in any soil

These sun perennials continue to perform beautifully year-after year in our display gardens.

 We’d have to say that they are 10 of our absolute favorites for a sunny place but there are many,many more we love too!                                                          

 Check out our perennial gallery, shade perennial favorites, ornamental grasses too!   

For a great perennial encyclopedia of many of the plants we sell go to