Descriptions of Nursery Stock

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Abeliophyllum distichum – White Forsythia. A small, slow growing shrub with fragrant early, white flowers. Irregular growth habit. Zone 5.

Acer griseum – Paperbark Maple. Upright spreading, rounded crown. Trifoliate, dark green. Fall color is
red. Bark orange/brown that exfoliates with age. Zone 4.

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’- This selection keeps its purplish red leaf color all summer and turns orange to red
in fall. Nice accent in garden beds. Height 20’. Zone 5.

Acer palmatum ‘Inaba shidare’-Red laceleaf variety with a lateral branching habit. Grows wider than other dissectums.

Acer palmatum ‘Osakasuki’- Upright. In 10 years 8 x 5. Long term 12 x 8. Green foliage with beautiful color in the fall.

Acer palmatum ‘Red Dragon’- Similar to Crimson Queen but with a little better leaf color. The leaf color
is darker purple-red and holds its color in the summer and into the fall. Spreading to 4’ in 10 years.

Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’- Coral bark Japanese Maple. Winter stems are a brilliant red color. Green foliage turns a pleasing
golden orange in fall. Faster growing. Zone 5.

Acer palmatum ‘Tamukyama’- Fast growing with lacey purple-red leaves. Keeps color well.

Aesculus parviflora – Bottlebrush buckeye. Spreading multi-stemmed shrub. White flowers. Yellow fall color. 8 to 18’ long and 4’ wide. Shaded areas best.

Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’- A bold landscape tree that creates dense shade with its large deeply lobed leaves. Foliage is Reddish-purple with a reddish-bronze in
fall. Full sun, moderate grower to 35’ tall and 25’ wide. Zone 4-7.

Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’- Narrow, upright, columnar variety. Dark purple leaves produce a dense wall when grouped together. Slow growing. Ideal for street
plantings. Height 25’ x 15’ w. Zone 4-7.

Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’- Brilliant orange-red fall colors. Rapid growing, upright-spreading in youth, developing to a rounded outline at maturity. Zone 4-7.

Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’- Golden Moon Maple. Performs best in partial shade. Hard to find tree with golden spring and summer foliage. Upright form. Zone 5.

Amelanchier ‘Autumn Brilliance’- A small specimen with gracefully spreading branches, abundant white flowers and outstanding red fall color. Matures to 20’ tall and
20’ wide. Zone 4

Berberis thunbergii ‘Bagatelle’- Deep, dark red foliaged Japanese barberry and more a compact, rounded habit than ‘Crimson Pygmy. Zone 4.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’- Dense, low spreading, compact form and dark burgundy foliage. Deciduous plant that does best in full sun. Slow grower to 2’ tall

Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Velvet’- A large growing variety with striking big red foliage. Zone 4.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Nugget’- A golden barberry in an exciting, compact, dwarf form. Displays attractive, non-burning, golden foliage with an orange cast.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Helmond Pillar’- Distinct upright form. A deep purple narrow column. A great vertical accent. Matures to 5’ high and 1’ wide. Zone 4.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Pow Wow’- A new variety that retains a cream variegation to its green leaves. Upright growth habit. Grows to 5’ in 10 years. Zone 4.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’- Colorful rose and pink mottled foliage matures to a deep purple. The remarkable, hot pinkish-purple autumn foliage actually glows.
Deciduous plant that does best in full sun. Zone 4.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Sunsation’- A new golden barberry with a compact, dwarf form. Attractive golden foliage with an orange cast most of the season. Deciduous. Full
sun. Slow grower to 3-4’ tall spreading to 4’ wide.

Betula jacquemontii – Exhibits the brightest white bark of any tree. Graceful and open-branched. A wonderful large yard tree with terrific yellow fall coloring.
Full sun. Fast grower to 40’ tall and 20’ wide. Zone 4. Himalayan Birch.

Buddleia davidii ‘Potters Purple’-Bright Purple Butterfly bush. Vigorous fast growing shrubs. Long, upright fragrant flowers, spikes bloom in new growth from July until
frost. Can grow up to 8’. Zone 5.
Buddleia davidii ‘Santana’- Golden variegated foliage and dark purple flowers. Stronger grower than other variegated forms. Zone 5.

Boxwood Guide

Buxus microphylla Hardiness Size Winter Color Foliage Notes

‘Curlylocks’ Zone 6 1 x 2 Good Small, congested Same as Kingsville, diminutive
‘Faulkneri’ Zone 5 3 x 4 Excellent Glossy Dutch selection for hardiness, color
‘Franklin Gem’ Zone 5 3 x 3 Excellent Small, dark From J.F. Styer’s Nursery, very nice
‘Grace H. Phillips’ Zone 6 2 x 3 Good Small, dark Excellent dwarf mound, pillow type
‘Green Glow’ Zone 4 4 x 4 Excellent Glossy, dark Cole Nurseries selection of Wintergreen
‘Jim’s Tru Spreader’ Zone 4 3 x 4 Good Glossy Very hardy form from Jim Stauffer
‘John Baldwin’ Zone 5 6 x 2 Good Small, dark Unique upright with small foliage
‘Justin Browers’ Zone 6 2 x 3 Good Small, narrow Popular dwarf, good substitute for English
‘Morris Midget’ Zone 6 2 x 2 Good Small From Morris Arboretum, grows 1” per year
‘Tide Hill’ Zone 4 3 x 3 Excellent Thin, dark Great for edging, best Japanese Holly substitute
‘Winter Gem’ Zone 5 4 x 4 Fair Olive, shiny Upright vase form, bronzes in winter
‘Wintergreen’ Zone 5 4 x 5 Good Shiny, dark Popular “Korean Boxwood”, vigorous

Buxus sempervirens

sempervirens Zone 5 8 x 8 Good Dark green Common or American Boxwood
‘Angustifolia’ Zone 5 6 x 6 Good Large, pointed Large pointed leaf, unique
‘Aurea’ Zone 6 5 x 5 Bronze/gold Gold-tipped Novelty with gold cast to new growth
‘Dee Runk’ Zone 5 8 x 2 Good Dark green Unusual upright branching habit, popular
‘Fastigiata’ Zone 5 7 x 3 Fair Blue-green Very nice cone shaped plant
‘Graham Blandy’ Zone 5 7 x 2 Good Shiny green Wonderful vertical accent with some support
‘Handsworthiensis’ Zone 5 5 x 5 Fair Large green Interesting whorled foliage, distinctive, old cultivar
‘Ingilis’ Zone 5 6 x 3 Good Dull, narrow Very stiff wide pyramid, nice growth habit
‘Newport Blue’ Zone 5 5 x 5 Good Rich blue-green From Hoogendorn Nursery, glaucous, beautiful
‘Rotundifolia’ Zone 6 6 x 6 Fair Large, shiny Largest leaf of all, great texture, likes shade
‘Suffruticosa’ Zone 6 3 x 3 Good Small, narrow English Boxwood, the standard for all dwarf forms
‘Vardar Valley’ Zone 4 2 x 3 Excellent Flat, blue-green Excellent hardy form with neat compact habit
‘Variegata’ Zone 6 3 x 3 Fair green with white edge Outstanding variegated boxwood, aka ‘Elegantissima’
‘Welleri’ Zone 5 5 x 5 Good Large, dark green Very nice selection, larger, more lustrous foliage

Buxus hybrids

‘Green Gem’ Zone 4 2 x 3 Excellent Small, pointed The hardiest edger, great plant with a great future
‘Green Mountain’ Zone 4 6 x 3 Excellent Small, dark Vigorous broad pyramid, great for topiary work
‘Green Velvet’ Zone 4 4 x 4 Excellent Small, dark The very best from Sheridan Nurseries of Canada

Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’- Fragrant cinnamon brown flowers. Blooms are followed by brownish, pear shaped capsules that are fragrant when crushed. Moist locations best suited. Foliage is deep green turning to golden yellow in fall. Thrives in full sun or shade. Rounded form to 10’ tall and 8’ wide.

Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’- Blue Atlas Cedar. Bold, pyramidal form with sparkling, silver blue foliage.
Full sun. Slow grower to 50’ tall and 25’ wide. Zone 6.

Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’- Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar. A dramatic, drooping. Pendant branchlets display icy-blue needles. Full sun. Slow grower with spreading branches to 20’ wide. Zone 6.

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’- Beautiful landscape tree values for its brilliant scarlet purple color to new foliage, maturing to maroon. Rosy-Pink flowers on bare branches in winter. Full sun. Moderate grower to 20’ tall and 25’ wide.

Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’- A graceful, fast growing weeper. Pink flowers along cascading branches. Mature is 6 x 6.

Cercis canadensis ‘Pauline Lily’- A new introductions with unique flowers that have a faint blush of pink. Discovered in Mercer County, WV by Colin Lilly.

Cercis canadensis ‘Silver Cloud’- Beautiful landscape tree valued for its creamy-white and pink variegated foliage. Tree has rosy-pink flowers on bare branches in winter. Partial sun is best. Moderate growing to 12’ tall and 12’ wide.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ – A stately tree with weeping branches. Grows to 25′ in eastern climates. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’- Green, fern like foliage on this upright plant which will benefit from judicious pruning to maintain a more compact form. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Hage’- A small, dense form with dark green foliage. Very slow. Grows about 1″ per year! Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kosteri’- A tidy, dense form of the Hinoki cypress. It has light green, downward, cupped foliage. Forms an irregular pyramid with age. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Mariesii’- A multi-stemmed, irregular, globe-shaped plant that has short, thin foliage. Color is variegated, creamy-white against dark green. Does well in full sun. Zone 5

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Templehof’- Lush, deep green foliage in broad overlapping whorls cover this easy care, dwarf rounded plant. Requires little pruning. New growth is yellowish-green; foliage turns bronze in winter. Full sun.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Verdonii’- A dependable yellow selection. The yellow foliage does not burn in the sun. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Cream Ball’- A New, tight, slow-growing ball with creamy-white juvenile foliage. The light, soft textured foliage makes for an eye catching addition. Zone 4.

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Pincushion’- Golden Dwarf moss cypress. Very slow-growing, spreading, velvety bun. Best color in full sun. Zone 4.

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Mop’- A low, mounding form with brilliant gold, thread like foliage. Grows in full sum for best color. Zone 4.

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Minima’- Dwarf evergreen with wonderful billowy mounded form that displays attractive gray-green scale-like foliage with gold highlights on dense branches. Full Sun. Slow growing to 30’ high and 30’ wide.

Chionanthus virginicus – White Fringetree. Deep green foliage 4”wide and 8” long. Tremendous grower. Pure white flowers prior to foliage. Zone 3.

Cladrastis kentukea – Yellowwood. This medium sized tree tolerates a wide range of soils including those with a high PH.
Compound leaves similar to green ash turning to yellow in autumn. Fragrant white wisteria like panicles of flowers in June. Zone 2

Cladrastis kentukea ‘Perkins Pink’- Dome shaped, open arching tree with pale pink flowers on drooping
panicles. Cold hardy and resists pests.

Clethra alnifolia ‘Hokie Pink’- A rich pink flowered Summersweet selection made at Virginia Tech. Zone 3.

Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’- A dwarf form of a trouble-free, attractive native shrub. Fragrant, long-lasting, white flowers are produced in July and August. Shiny dark green foliage on compact upright turns yellow to golden brown in fall. A versatile, site tolerant plant. Sun to partial shade. Zone 3.

Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’- A handsome vigorous shrub with fragrant, deep rich pink spikes of blooms in mid summer with blue-green foliage. Sun. Zone 3.

Clethra alnifolia ‘September Beauty’- A late blooming selection of Summersweet. Big, white blooms and attractive dark glossy green foliage. Yellow fall color. Zone3.

Cornus alba ‘Hedgerow Gold’- Gold variegation on this shrub form with red stems in winter. Zone 4.

Cornus alba ‘Ivory Halo’- A silver variegated, compact form of red twig dogwood. Zone 4.

Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Brave’- More mildew resistant than most cultivars. A solid mass of bright pink almost red flowers from head to toe.

Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’- Giant dogwood is exceptionally handsome medium sized tree with its horizontal, wide-spreading branch pattern. Has a beautiful display in late spring with a profusion of white flowers in flat topped cymes. The resulting fruits are reddish, turning purple in early fall. Has the distinction of a creamy white margin on dark green leaves. Zone 5

Cornus kousa chinensis -A small deciduous tree with attractive horizontal tiers of branches. Splendid profusion of large white bracts followed in fall by hanging red fruit. Autumn leaves have scarlet red tints. Full sun. Moderate grower to 20’ high and 15’ wide.

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’- Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick. Branching structure is twisted providing a gnarled look. Deep green foliage with terrific yellow fall foliage. Showy greenish-yellow catkins brighten the winter scene. Does well in large containers. Full Sun. Slow grower to 10’ tall and wide.

Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’- dark red foliage with all of the above attributes of the above mentioned Contorta.

Cotinus x ‘Golden Spirit’- A new introduction with golden yellow foliage that turns fall colors to orange and red. Zone 5.

Cotinus x ‘Grace’- A new selection with red-purple foliage and great fall color. A hybrid with our native Smoketree. A more vigorous grower than ‘Royal Purple’.

Cotinus x ‘Royal Purple’- Smoke Tree. Dramatic, long-lasting, pinkish-purple, smoke-like airy seed clusters backed by reddish-purple foliage. A great small tree or large accent shrub. Foliage holds color all summer, then scarlet in autumn. Full sun. Moderate grower to 15’ tall and 12’ wide. Zone 5.

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Black Dragon’ – Cryptomeria is known as the japanese cedar and has been cultivated in Japan for centuries for its high quality wood. Likes moist soil and will tolerate some shade. Should be protected from cold, desiccating winds. Intermediate size. Zone 6.

Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’- Dwarf Burning Bush. A compact, slow growing deciduous shrub 5-6’ in height. It forms a dense, twiggy, flat-topped mound. The dark green leaves turn a brilliant rose-red in fall.
Sun to partial shade. Zone 4.

Euonymus alatus ‘Little Moses’- New from Odom Nursery in Tennessee. 3 X 3 in 10 years. Bright fall color. Hardy zone 4.

Euonymus alatus ‘Rudy Haag’- A true dwarf selection with consistent red fall color. Smaller and with more twigs than a ‘Little Moses’. Matures to 3’ x 3’. Zone 4.

Forsythia ‘Gold Tide’- A dwarf, low spreading Forsythia. Attractive feathery, fresh light green foliage delivers wonderful texture. Branches well and blooms heavily. Zone 5.

Forsythia intermedia ‘Northern Sun’- Canary yellow flowers in early spring before foliage appears. Large rounded shrub. Occasional pruning may be necessary. Size 12 x 12. Zone 4. Probably the most bud hardy variety ever found.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’- A superb shade tree that is a non-fruiting strain. Unique fan-shaped foliage turns golden yellow in fall. Shape is broadly pyramidal. Full sun. Slow growing to 35-50’ high and wide.
Zone 3.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Chris Dwarf’- Small Maidenhair Tree, fan shaped leaves that turn gold in the fall.
Matures to 8 x 8. Zone 4.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Fairmont’- A narrow male upright with a pyramidal form. Has a great yellow fall color.

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold’s Promise’- An outstanding witchhazel cultivar. The flowers, which appear in February and March, are bright yellow and quite fragrant. The flowers spread open and form a unique star-burst. This large shrub also features excellent yellow to orange fall color. Full to part sun. Moderate growth to 20’ tall and 15’ wide. Zone 3.

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’- The ruby red flowers of this fine witchhazel precede foliage in winter or early spring. Long ribbon-like petals are crinkled and exotic up close. The effect is repeated in autumn when foliage turns a rich sunset red. Full to part sun. Moderate growth to 20’ tall and 10’ wide. Zone 3.

Hydrangea anomala petiolatis – Vigorous, climbing vine with fragrant, white flowers. Glossy, dark foliage.
Slow growing until established, then long stems are produced. Full to partial sun. Fast growing stems 60-80 ft long. Zone 4-7.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’- Big and bold double white flowers in June-July. Flower heads are larger and more erect than ‘Grandiflora’. Low growing rounded shrub. Light shade. Zone 4.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’- Best of the blue hydrangeas. Large heads of rich blue flowers all summer. Will be a shade of pink/ blue in near neutral soils. Blooms on current season’s growth. Free flowering form found in Minnesota. Prefers sun. Zone 5.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’- Rounded flower heads of bright pink to red in summer. Excellent shrub with glossy foliage. Prune after flowering since buds are formed on previous season’s growth. Zone 5.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lemon Wave’- A wild, psychedelic, variable blend of yellow, cream, white and green variegated foliage. First Choice Award ’99.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Masja’- A superb red Hydrangea. Semi-dwarf plant with big red mophead flowers and glossy foliage.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’- Superb shrub desired for the splendid, abundant, showy blue globe-shaped flower clusters. Handsome foliage on boldly branched, mounded form. Partial sun. Fast growing to 4-6 ft high and wide. Zone 5.

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’- Super late season flower extends garden color into November. Showy white flowers aging to pink in mid to late August. Flowers borne in pointed clusters about six inches in length. Dark green summer foliage. Sun or partial shade. Rapid growth to 3-6 ft tall and wide. Zone 4-8.

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Select’- Irregular, upright-mounding shrub has dark green leaved lobed like an oak leaf. Glabrous above and whitish tomentose beneath. Erect panicles of white flowers 4-12’ long change to purplish-pink and finally to brown as fall approaches. Older bark exfoliates to expose a rich brown inner bark. Reddish-purple fall color. Grows to 4-6’ tall and 3-5’ wide. Zone 5-9. From the most northern seed source in United States.

Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’- Spectacular lacecap bloom has a ring of sea blue sterile florets surrounding a large cluster of rich. Blue fertile flowers. Flowers attain best blue tint in acid soils, Foliage reddens in fall.
Partial sun. Fast grower to 4-6 ft tall and wide. Zone 5.

Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Princess’- Bright red berries guaranteed each fall with fruiting and pollinator in the same pot. Densely set blue-green foliage on purple stems fill out this bushy shrub. Needs male blue holly to produce berries. One of the hardiest blue hollies. Zone 5.

Ilex x meserveae ‘China Boy’- Pollinator for ‘China Girl’. Good quick growers with glossy, green foliage. May be hardier than ‘Blue’ hollies and more heat tolerant. Matures to 10’ x 8’. Zone 4.

Ilex x meserveae ‘China Girl’- Glossy green foliage with bright red berries on an upright rounded grower. Needs ‘China Boy’ for pollinator. May be hardier than ‘Blue’ hollies and more heat tolerant. Matures to 10’ x 10’. Zone 4.

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’- Brilliant red-purple fall foliage color lasts into winter to make this a standout in the landscape. Fragrant white flower spikes add the interest in this award winning plant.
Full and partial sun. Moderate grower to 5-6 ft tall and wide. Zone 5.

Itea virginica ‘Little Henry’- White 3-4” flower spikes in summer and beautiful red-purple fall foliage.
More compact than ‘Henry’s Garnet’. Zone 5.

Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’- Extremely beautiful, compact, narrow, conical-shaped plant. Grows extremely slow in the rock-garden setting. Bluish green. Zone 4.

Juniperus chinensis ‘Robusta Green’- Versatile and durable landscape addition. Its rugged, irregular volumnar form holds handsome, tufted bright green foliage. Full sun. Slow grower to 16’ tall and 7’ wide. Zone 5.

Juniperus chinensis ‘Saybrook Gold’- A spreading juniper with intense, yellow color. Open-growing, exposing woody brown branches. Zone 4.

Juniperus chinensis ‘Gold Star’- This juniper has light blue-green body accented with beautiful gold-tipped branches. Zone 4.

Juniperus conferta ‘Silver Mist’- A low spreader with thick, stiff main branches. The main body of the plant has small, short branchlets densely set with wide, sharp needles. The new growth on the spreading branches has needles pointing forward which are tinged red brown. Zone 5.

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltoni’- Widely considered to be the finest blue carpeting juniper. The scale-like foliage is very dense, making it an outstanding ground cover plant. Zone 4.

Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’- Attractive sparkling foliage on dense spreading and mounding branches. Creates a colorful contrast. Full sun. Slow grower to 3’ high and 4’ wide. Zone 4.

Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’- Masses of light pink flowers cover this plant in mid spring. This upright arching plant was selected at Wisley Gardens in 1946 and is still popular. Zone 4.

Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’- Green bark and attractive glossy, trifoliate leaves. Spectacular in May-June when it produces 10”-20” long, bright yellow, fragrant flower clusters. Zone 5.

Lagerstroemia ‘Centennial Spirit’- A gorgeous shrubby tree that begins it seasonal show with dark wine red inflorences that stand upright on the trees like torches. Fall foliage is red-orange. Over winter the exposed bark offers unique peeling texture with light silvery contrasts. Improved cold-hardiness, mildew resistant.
Moderate growth to 10-20 ft tall and almost as wide. Zone 7.

Lagerstroemia ‘Dynamite’ – Crimson red flowers with deep green, leathery foliage. Mildew resistant and stays very compact with loads of flowers. Height 12-20’. Spread 10-20’. Zone 5-8.

Lagerstroemia ‘Hopi’- Spreading semi-dwarf plant. Clear light pink 5” flower panicles in July thru September. Orange-red fall foliage. Mildew resistant. Zone 6.

Lagerstroemia ‘ Muskogee’ – Light lavender flowers in summer, foliage is deep, glossy green turning red in fall. Bark is shiny dary gray to tan. Mildew resistant. Height 20’. Spread 10-15’. Zone 6-9.

Lagerstroemia ‘Natchez’- White 8” flower panicles in July thru September. Large shrub to small tree. Attractive cinnamon-brown bark. Foliage is orange to red in fall when not killed by early freeze. Height 30’. Spread 15-20’. Zone 5-8.

Lagerstroemia ‘Tuscarora’- Large shrub to small tree. Dark coral pink 8” flower panicles in July thru September. Red-orange fall foliage. Mildew resistant. Zone 7.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’- Beautiful green foliage accented with a lighter more cinnamon colored indumentum. Pure white fragrant flowers, heavy bloomer. Hardier than most Southern Magnolias. Zone 6.

Magnolia sieboldii – Small multi-stemmed tree with fragrant white flowers. Summer blooming.
Zone 4.

Magnolia seiboldi ‘Mechiko renge’- Double white flowers with maroon stamens and reddish pink fruit. Blooms late May and June. Very cold hardy.

Magnolia virginica ‘Henry Hicks’- Very hardy semi-evergreen leaves. Tolerates moist conditions much like the species. Fragrant white flowers in mid-late spring. Retains leaves in zones in semi-shaded spot. Height 25’. Spread 10’. Zone 5-9.

Magnolia x ‘Butterflies’- Deep, yellow flowers are 4-5” in size. Broad spreading branches with a mature height to 35’ x 25’. Tends to be more of a shrub than a tree. Zone 5.

Magnolia x ‘Coral Lake’- A cross between a ‘Tulip’ Magnolia and a ‘Yellow’ Magnolia resulting in a coral color. A very cold hardy, narrow upright with 3” to 4” late blooming flowers in peachy (coral hue). Will grow to 40 ft in 10 years.

Magnolia x ‘Yellow Lantern’- Beautiful 4-5” cupped shaped lemon-yellow flowers. Matures to 35’ x 30’.

Magnolia x ‘Ultimate Yellow’- Brightest yellow we’ve seen to date. Moderate grower to 25’.

Microbiota decussata -A low growing deer resistant plant with a Thuja-like appearance. Bright green foliage all summer before turning a purple tone in winter. Loves shade. Zone 5.

Myrica pennsylvanica – This deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub has long, lustrous green leaves. Upright-rounded in form and fairly dense. Plant will thrive in a wide range of soils. Full sun to half shade. Entire plant is very aromatic when crushed. 5-12’ tall and 8-12’ Wide. Zone 4-6.

Nandina domesticata ‘Gulfstream’- Dense compact plant that has copper foliage that turns to orange-red color in fall and winter. Size 3’ x 2’. Zone 6.

Nandina domesticata ‘Harbour Dwarf’- Attractive compact evergreen shrub displays brilliant bronzy-red foliage in fall and winter. Effective as ground cover. Soft dainty foliage has pink to bronze tint in spring. Full to partial sun. Slow grower to 18” tall and 2-1/2’ wide clumps. Zone 6-11.

Nandina domesticata ‘Firepower- A dwarf selection with the most beautiful colored foliage of the Nandinas. New growth is olive green in summer and reddish-purple in winter. Full to partial sun. . Zone 6.

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Red Rage’- Black Gum. A moderate size shade tree with some of the best fall color there is. Pyramidal when young forming an oval shape when older. Glossy green foliage. Zone 4

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’ – Black gum with bright red new growth. Zone 5.

Picea abies ‘Acrocona’- Acrocona means ‘with terminal cones on the ends of branches’. Abundant cones, even on young plants, with an added spring color featuring purple-red, immature cones. Can develop into a tree form, but the unusual coning habit tends to modify growth rate and shape to a broad pyramid.
Zone 3.

Picea abies ‘Cupressina’- Has much-desired, narrow, fastigiate form in high demand where a strong vertical accent is required. Moderately fast-growing, and can better withstand snow loads than many other fastigiate types. Zone 4.

Picea abies “Little Gem’- Small, very dense habit. Tiny needles and a slow growth habit. A miniature version of ‘Nidiformis’. Zone 4.

Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’- Birds Nest Spruce. Well-known, flat-topped, spreading spruce with dense, horizontal layers of branches. Much wider than tall and good for foundations, rock gardens or specimens. A refreshing, light green color. Zone 3.

Picea glauca ‘Buttercup’- Bright gold form of dwarf alberta spruce. Softer ‘butter’ color than the ‘Rainbow’s End’. Grows 5’ in 10 yrs. Zone 3.

Picea glauca ‘Conica’- Dwarf Alberta Spruce. A perfect cone shaped dwarf conifer displaying dense gray-green needles which are soft to the touch. Excellent as a tub plant or mini Christmas tree. Partial sun. Slow-growing to 6-8ft tall and 4-5ft wide. Zone 2.

Picea glauca ‘Jean’s Dilly’- Similar to ‘Conica’ but is much shorter, has thinner, shorter needles that have a distinctive twist. Has a much smaller dense growth habit. Zone 2.

Picea glauca ‘Rainbow’s End’- A dwarf evergreen with light green new growth in spring, followed by bright, creamy yellow. Excellent color contrast. Zone 2.

Picea pungens ‘Iseli Fastigiate’- Extremely ornamental blue spruce with a strongly fastigiate habit. Described as a fat, steel-blue cigar. Zone 2.

Pinus densiflorus ‘Tanyosho’- Dense, upright, umbrella-like form and orange bark. Beautiful specimen.
Zone 5.

Pinus mugo ‘Mops’- A naturally compact plant that does not require candle pruning to maintain its shape. Zone 2.

Pinus mugo var. pumillio – This well-known mugo is a dense, shrubby species with short, rich green needles. A commonly used ornamental pine, widely adaptable and very hardy. Zone 2.

Pinus mugo ‘Slowmound’- A true dwarf that is dark-green, dense mound, compact enough to plant in even the most confined areas. Zone 2.

Pinus strobus ‘Contorta’- A very distinctive, robust form with twisting yet upright branches and trunk. The soft, light blue-green needles are also twisted. Will grow into a pyramidal form. Zone 3.

Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’- This pine is one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see. More compact than the species, brilliant white candles contract wonderfully with the glossy green needles, especially in winter. Develops into an elegant, upright, compact form. Zone 5.

Prunus serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’- Double magenta-pink blossoms with a broad, vase shape. Purple summer foliage turns rich bronze in fall. Zone 5.

Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’ – Graceful form and an impressive pink floral display make this one of the best weeping cherries. A wonderful show of deep pink buds open to double pink flowers before the leaves arrive each season. A beautiful mushroom shaped lawn tree. Full sun. Moderate grower to 12-15 ft and more tall and wide. Zone 4-8.

Prunus x cistena – Prized for its masses of light pink flowers and deep purple foliage. Small black fruit follows flowers. A beautiful plant either as a multi-trunked shrub or single trunked. Full sun. Moderate growing shrub to 6-10ft tall and 6-8ft wide. Zone 2-8.

Prunus x ‘Snow Fountain’- Cascading branches adorned with single, white flowers in spring. Zone 4.

Pyrus calleryana ‘Cleveland Select’- A distinctive conical form makes this a great choice for street or yard planting. Gleaming white blooms in spring. Glossy green foliage changes in fall to purplish-red orange.
Full sun. Moderate grower to 40’ tall 15-30; wide. Zone 5-8.

Rhamnus frangula ‘Asplenifolia’- A slow growing, upright, vase shaped tree. This plant offers a fine, ferny textured appearance. Attractive hedges or screen. Full to partial sun. Slow-growing to 10-12’ tall and 6-10’ wide. Zone 2.

Salix caprea ‘Curly Locks’- New. Contorted branches undulate prior to ‘falling over’. White catkins that fade to yellow as they mature. Grows to about 7 ft. Zone 4.

Salix integra ‘Hakura nishiki’- Attractive, graceful small shrub, its weeping branches display striking salmon pink stems and buds, then light green foliage strongly mottled with white and pink, some leaves all white.
Partial sun. Moderate growing to 4-5’ tall and wide. Zone 5.

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’- Pewter blue leaves are dissected by a network of green and pink venation. Big white flowers in July. A first class climber. Zone 5.

Sciadopitys verticillata – Japanese Umbrella Pine has needles arranged at the branch tips in whorls, like the spokes of little umbrellas. Dark long glossy green needles. Slow growing dense pyramidal tree. Matures to 8’ high and 4’ wide. Full sun. Zone 3.

Spiraea albiflora – This Japanese white spirea is dense, rounded, low shrub with a profusion of lacy white flowers and bright green foliage. Sun or shade. Blooms on new wood. Zone 3.

Spiraea japonica ‘Golden Princess’- Bright gold color which holds up much better during the summer. A compact mounded plant. Zone 4.

Spiraea bumalda ‘Neon Flash’- Has vivid red flowers, rich purple-green new growth and no albino shoots.
Upright mounded habit. Zone 4.

Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’- A small, dense shrub. Small mint leaves in short wiry stems. Pink flowers in summer. Excellent ground cover or dwarf specimen shrub. Dark red fall color. Sun or light shade. Zone 3-4.

Spiraea thunbergii ‘Mellow Yellow’- Matures to 3 x 3.

Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’- Lovely, bell-shaped fragrant white flowers hang from strongly horizontal side branches that make a splendid broad round crowned tree. Attractive dark leaves turn red or yellow in fall. Full to partial sun. Slow growing to 30’ tall and wide. Zone 5-8.

Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’- Considered a dwarf lilac, this compact, slow-growing shrub has small, deep-green, glossy leaves. The fragrant flowers are profusely displayed, varying from light to dark violet.
Zone 3.

Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’- Small deciduous shrub displays dark green foliage with burgundy tint in fall. The very fragrant and abundant flowers are deep purple in bud then icy blue. Full sun. Slow grower to 8’ high and wide, larger with age.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Midget’ – The soft green foliage grows layered, in sprays. Slow growing and compact in form. A Dwarf. Zone 3.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold’- Best known for its unusual coloring: a strong, orange-yellow color that turns a deep, copper-orange hue in winter. Foliage is mostly soft, juvenile type with scale-like foliage also present. Slow growing. Zone 3.

Thuja plicata ‘Green Giant’- Lustrous rich medium green foliage and a broad pyramidal habit. Foliage stays rich green year around. Zone 3.

Thuja plicata ‘Hogan’- A dense pyramidal-conical form with rich medium green foliage and a slight bronze color in winter. A handsome plant. Height 30-50’. Spread 20-30’. Zone 6.

Thuja plicata ‘Virescens’- Fast growing, narrow form with dark green foliage throughout the year.
Zone 5.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Cloud Prune’- Slow-growing, spreading type. It has a very dense habit that, in time, becomes irregularly spreading. Zone 4.

Viburnum dentatum ‘Autumn Jazz’- An Arrowwood selected for its graceful vase shaped habit and yellow-orange-red-burgundy fall color. Zone 3.

Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’- A selection of Arrowwood Viburnum. This compact beauty has loads of white spring flowers, and an impressive display of rich blue berries. Makes a great low hedge or foundation plant. Zone 3.

Viburnum dilatatum ‘Cardinal Candy’- A selection with improved hardiness and abundant shiny scarlet red fruit. Tons of creamy white flowers cover this well-branched rounded plant in May. Fruiting appears strong even without another pollinator in the area. Zone 4.

Viburnum nudum ‘Winterthur’- Lustrous, deep green leaves transform to the most breath-taking wine red color. Spectacular fruit color evolves from white to hot pink to bright blue. Creamy white flowers in May.
Zone 5.

Viburnum plicatum Mariesii – Green foliage turning purple in the fall. Large clusters of white flowers. Global shaped growth habit. Sun or shade. Grows to 8’ in 10 years. Zone 5.

Viburnum plicatum ‘Pink Beauty’- Pink and white pinwheels! Flowers open white but soon transform to light pink with age. Abundant flowers, attractive red fruit and reddish-purple fall color makes this shrub very beautiful. Requires cold winter temperatures to express pink coloration. Zone 5.

Viburnum plicatum ‘Popcorn’- Rounded form with white, popcorn ball flowers that virtually obscure foliage in spring. Red fruit. Zone 5.

Viburnum plicatum ‘Shasta’- Broad spreading with horizontal branching, producing flower cluster up to 6” across. Brilliant red fruit matures to black. Dark maroon fall foliage. The growth habit is strongly horizontal, twice as wide as high. Zone 5.

Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’- Among the showiest of its kind, this shrub may bloom continuously throughout the season in snow white blossoms. These blossoms are startling in moonlight and stand in high contrast against deep green foliage which turns brightly in fall. Produces an abundance of
Bright red berries by late summer which feeds migrating birds. Full sun or part shade. Moderate growth to 6’ tall and about as wide. Zone 5-8.

Viburnum x carlesii – Spicy sweet, clove-scented fragrance fills the air in early spring when the pink buds expand to white snowball flowers. Beautiful burgundy fall color. Dense, rounded growth habit. Zone 4.

Weigela ‘Wine & Roses’ – Award winning high performance shrub with dark burgundy purple foliage. Startling rosy pink tubular flowers produce high contrast in spring. Compact mounding habit is tidy and useful where space is limited. Full sun ensures strongest color and will attract hummingbirds. Full sun.
Moderate to rapid growth to 5’ tall and wide. Zones 4-8.

Wisteria fl. ‘Black Dragon’- 10-14” double purple flowers. Staked but not tree form. Ready mid-May

Wisteria fl. ‘Longissima Alba’- 18-24” long white flowers. Staked but not tree form. Ready mid-May.

Wisteria fl. ‘Pink Ice’- 12-15” rosy pink flowers. Staked but not tree form. Ready Mid-May.

Wisteria fl. ‘Purple Patches’- 18-24” violet-blue flowers. Staked but not tree form. Ready mid-May.

Wisteria sin. ‘Prolific’- 8-15’ lilac blue flowers. Staked but not tree form. Ready mid-May.

Yucca ‘Bright Edge’- Slightly shorter than species and with golden yellow margins on the foliage. Zone 4.

Perennials/Grasses

Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbelle’- Basal clump-forming perennial. Small rounded umbel width of 3” to 4”. The terminal umbel is packed with many small tubular flowers. Zone 8.

Astilbe ‘Catherine Deneuve’- Fluffy rose-pink plumes over compact mounds of deep green foliage.
Likes moist shade. 24”. Zones 4-9.

Astilbe ‘Granat’- This starts off a deep rose red, softening as it ages. Huge, dense upright panicles. Deep glossy green foliage. Likes moist shade. 24”. Zones 4-9.

Astilbe ‘Hennie Graafland’- Delicate pink flowers. Open slightly drooping panicles. Likes moist shade. 16”. Zones 4-9.

Astilbe ‘Snowdrift’ – Pure white, wide feather-like plumes. A Blooms of Bressingham introduction selected for its very clean white flowers and bright green foliage. Likes moist shade. Zones 4-9.

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’- Green leaves boldly variegated with a creamy-white color. Needs shade and good moisture as the leaf margins will scorch easily in too much sun. Rare and choice. 12-15”. Zones 3-8.

Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’- Showy, feather plumes with striking, erect, wheat-colored heads. Upright habit. 5’. Zones 5-8.

Calamagrostis ‘Overdam’- Variegated Feather Reed Grass. Foliage starts out with bright yellow margins that fade to white with a pink flush. Sand colored flower heads. Nice clumping habit. 5”. Zones 5-8.

Carex ‘Evergold’- Pendulous creamy-yellow blades with green margins. Semi-evergreen. Prefers light to full shade. 12”. Zones 5-9.

Carex ‘Island Brocade’- This attractive sedge boasts distinctive golden edges. Very showy in containers with growth spilling over the edge. 9-12”. Zones 5-9.

Convallaria majalis – Fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers followed by tiny, orange berries. Excellent ground cover for shade. 6-8”. Zone 2-7.

Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’- Very finely divided, the leaves are quite narrow. Soft, butter yellow, daisy-type flowers blend beautifully in any color theme. Blooms all summer. Slow to return from its winter dormancy.
18”. Zone 4.

Dianthus ‘Firewitch’- Brilliant magenta, clove scented blooms top silvery-blue evergreen foliage.
Blooms heaviest in late spring followed by sporadic summer bloom. 7-8”. Zones 3-9.

Dianthus d. ‘Bath’s Pink’- Graceful floriferous single rose-pink with a dark rose eye. Blooms May-July. 12” x 18”. Zone 4.

Dicentra spectabilis – Commonly called the old fashioned bleeding heart. An old time favorite with drooping chains of pink hearts. Blooms from May to June. Moist, well drained soil. 24-30”. Zones 3-9.

Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’- Clear pink, drooping flexed flower petals. Dwarf version of the well-known native purple coneflower. Great for small areas. 18-24”. Zones 3-8.

Echinacea p. ‘Magnus’ – Thick deep taproots make them extremely drought tolerant. They bloom throughout the summer and their seed heads are attractive throughout the fall and winter. Huge flat flower heads of rose pink. 36”. Zones 3-8.

Erianthis ravennae – (Pampas Grass) One of the loveliest ornamental grasses. Showy, 2-foot long silvery-white silky plumes has gorgeous autumn coloring. Foliage has a clumping habit. Full sun. Fast-growing to 8-10’. Flowers reach above the blades. Zones 4-10.

Fern Athyrium nipp. ‘Ursulas Red’ – This fern heralds its emergence in spring with broad silver leaves traced and flushed with wine red. Semi shade to shade. Matures to 12-16”. Zones 4-9.

Fern Athyrium nipp. ‘Pictum’- Multicolored blue green silvery foliage with red stems. Low growing. Likes rich, deep, woodsy, moist soil. Full to partial shade. Moderate growth to 18”. Zones 4-8.

Fern Dryopteris erythrosora – Bold and beautiful choice for shady borders and woodland gardens. Dwarf-growing fern, young papery fronds display coppery-red color maturing deep green and deeply cut.
Spreads by underground stems to 15” wide. Likes shade. Grows 2’ high. Zones 5-9.

Fern Matteuccia pennsylvanica – (Ostrich fern) Very hardy, tall upright fern with long fancy fronds. Rich, deep, woodsy, moist soil is best. Partial shade. 36”. Zones 3-7.

Festuca ovina ‘Elijah Blue’- Outstanding ice-blue coloration to the blades of this clumping, ornamental grass; maintained through the heat of summer. Perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a ground cover. Full sun. Fast-growing, dense mounds 8-12” high and wide. Zones 4-7.

Geranium x ‘John Elsley’- Rich green foliage contrasts with the small, bright pink flowers. Prostrate growth habit. Height 4-6” and spread 12-18”. Zone 4.

Geranium x ‘Patricia’- Big, bold, dark green foliage. Bright pink-magenta flowers with a black star-shaped center. Long flowering. Stunning!. 24-36”. Zone 4-8.

Hakanechloa ‘Albo-striata’ – Creamy white foliage. Graceful ground cover for shady areas. Great in containers. Partial sun. Spreading clumping habit to 18” tall and wide. Zones 4-9.

Hakanechloa macra ‘Aureola’ – Graceful, colorful ground cover for shady areas. Slender stems hold bright yellow foliage with thin green stripes having the effect of a tiny bamboo. Great in containers. Partial sun. Spreading clumping habit to 18” tall and wide. Zones 4-9.

Helleborus o. ‘Royal Heritage’- (Lenten Rose) In late spring, branched stems hold pendant saucer-shaped flowers ranging from pure white to near black, the predominant color is red. When given dappled sun and proper moisture and excellent drainage these hybrids have an extended flowering period. Long-lived clumps to 18” tall and wide. Zone 4-9.

Hemerocallis ‘Addie Branch Smith’- Orchid rose with a dark purple eye zone. A nice compact mound of supurb dark blue green foliage. 4” bloom, 20” tall. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Bama Music’- Hardy pale pink self with yellow throat.

Hemerocallis ‘Halls Pink’- Light pink bloom with a deeper pink ‘halo’ and yellow throat. Late blooming. 20”. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Kindly Light’ – Unique spider like flower, petal cut to center. Bright yellow. Grows to 24”.

Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’- Deep burgundy red – one of the best re-blooming reds. Starts late in the season and blooms off and on again until frost. 18” tall. Voted best miniature in 1985. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Pandora’s Box’ A very popular variety – pale cream blooms with a deep purple eyezone.19” tall. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Siloam David Kirchoff’

Hemerocallis ‘Siloam Ethel Smith’ Pale creamy pink with a deep rose eye zone around a yellow and chartreuse throat. A prolific bloomer. 23” tall. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Siloam Nugget’- Bright golden orange, blooms have a cupped, tulip like shape. Makes a bright show in the landscapes. 20” tall. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Siloam Virginia Henson’- Delicate round blooms of pale pink encircling a ruby red eye zone. Phenomenal branching and bud count. 1989 award for best daylilly. 18” tall. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Siloam Ury Winniford’- Deep cream blooms with a large purple eye zone. Heavily budded and well-branched. Totally winter hardy. Foliage is insect and disease resistant. 23” tall. Zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’- Certainly the most famous and most widely used daylilly. Renowned for its tendency to rebloom throughout the season. Has bright golden blooms, attractive mounded foliage and a vigorous growth habit. 18-24” tall. Zone 4.

Heuchera ‘Cherries Jubilee’- Warm brown, nicely ruffled foliage. Cherry red colored flowers. Prefers semi-shade and moist but well drained soil. Foliage height is 9”, flower height is 18”. Zones 3-8.

Heuchera ‘Green Spice’- Vigorous grower. Excellent color contrast with large dark gray-edged silver leaves and purple venation. Cream flowers. Prefers semi-shade and moist but well drained soil. Foliage height is 9”, flower height is 28”. Zones 3-8.

Heuchera ‘Stormy Seas’- Wonderfully ruffled foliage blends shades of pewter, burgundy and olive. An excellent landscape plant with good form and extreme vigor. Prefers semi-shade and moist but well drained soil. Foliage height is 9”, flower height is 12-24”. Zone 4.

Hosta ‘Aureo-marginata’- Dark green foliage with golden edges. Lilac flowers. Zone 3.

Hosta ‘Blue Angel’- This large blue is everyone’s favorite. Probably the largest blue hosta known, it produces huge blue leaves with a heavy texture and many near white hyacinthina like flowers in mid-summer.

Hosta ‘Bright Lights’- A vigorous type with thick heart-shaped leaves that is one of the best variegated hostas. Puckered gold leaves with a streaky blue margin and white bell-shaped flowers in mid-summer.

Hosta ‘Brim Cup’- Boasts rich green cupped, seersucker leaves with wide irregular margins. It quickly forms a mature specimen plant. Lavender flowers in mid-summer.

Hosta ‘Fair Maiden’- Very striking! The foliage emerges in the spring with dark green leaf centers and yellowish-white margin, eventually turning white. Lavender flowers mid-summer.

Hosta ‘Flavocicinalis’- Broad blue-green leaves with slightly pointed, wide irregular gold margins. Similar to the smaller ‘Frances Williams’. Near white flowers. Demonstrates good slug resistance.

Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’- Light apple green leaves have a wide yellow to cream margin. Flowers are light lavender, large and very fragrant. Demonstrates good slug resistance. Part sun to light shade. 1998 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the year.

Hosta ‘Frances Williams’- Handsome, blue-green sieboldiana-type foliage with white golden yellow border. An outstanding variety. White flowers displayed just above foliage. Part sun to light shade. American Hosta Society Merit Award winner.

Hosta ‘Great Expectations’- Wide, irregular blue-green margins and light, creamy yellow centers. Leaves are sound and puckered with good substance. White flowers. Slow to mature but worth the wait.
Part sun to light shade.

Hosta ‘Halcyon’- Thick blue heavily ribbed leaf. Excellent color, substance, and growth rate. Lavender flowers mid-summer. Demonstrates good slug resistance. Part sun to light shade.

Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’- Lovely, arching foliage is blue gray and deeply ribbed. Soft lilac flowers can reach up to five feet tall. A choice plant for the shaded area.

Hosta ‘Masquerade’- Forms clumps of tiny white centered leaves edged by a green margin. Purple flowers top the clumps in summer. A flashy dwarf hosta. Part sun to light shade.

Hosta ‘Obsession’- Medium green leaves are margined by an even darker jagged green margin. The clump is topped by a profusion of lavender flowers in late summer. Unique!
Hosta ‘On Stage’- The bright yellow leaf centers with irregular green margins is sure to catch the eye. ‘On Stage’ has the reverse variegation of Aureo-marginata. The yellow leaf centers turn to cream or chartreuse later in the season depending on light intensity. Lavender flowers.

Hosta ‘Patriot’- Dark green centers and a wide margin that is striking and crisp. Lavender flowers early to mid-summer. 1997 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year!

Hosta ‘Reptillian’- This hybrid is unusual in the fact that it combines puckered, semi-cupped heavy substanced leaves with a piecrust edge. In addition, it has red leaf petioles and flower stems. The rippling,
puckering and cupping effect comes with age. Light lavender flowers are borne in summer.

Hosta ‘Sagae’- This hosta has a dramatic color combination and majestic form. With its regal vase-shaped growth habit it’s the perfect candidate for underplanting ground covers or smaller hostas. Large frosty blue leaves with a creamy yellow margin. Pale lavender flowers in mid-summer. Hosta of the year in 2000.

Hosta ‘Sea Thunder’- Creamy-white centered leaves bordered by a streaky green margin. The center fades to white as the season progresses. Lavender flowers are produced in mid summer. One of the finest white centered hostas.

Hosta ‘Shining Tot’ – Small leafed. Dark purple flowers.

Hosta ‘Spilt Milk’- Very thick, round heart shaped leaves that are cupped and puckered. The blue-green foliage is unusually streaked and misted with narrow white and gray markings with the margins often darker green. Part sun to light shade.

Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’- The biggest and most popular hosta in the world. Robust chartreuse-green leaves with a very thick substance. Needs some sun to bring out the golden yellow color. Light lavender flowers. Good slug resistance. Part sun to light shade.

Hosta ‘Wide Brim’- Broad heart-shaped blue-green leaves with a creamy yellow edge creates a lush mound of attractive heavily puckered foliage. Spikes of lavender flowers appear in summer. Partial to full shade.

Imperata cyl. ‘Red Baron’- Leaves strongly tinted wine red, turning darker in the fall. Makes a nice contrast. Full sun, moist soil. Does not flower. If it reverts to green foliage it can be aggressive. Height to 24”. Zone 5.

Leucanthemum ‘Becky’- Excellent performance in the south where the dark green foliage remains evergreen. Large, single flower heads are sturdy even after a hard rain. Flowers from summer to fall if deadheaded. 36”. Zones 5-9.

Miscanthus s. ‘Adiago’ – Arching, narrow, silver-gray foliage that forms a neat dwarf mound. Lake summer-fall prolific bloom that open pink and turn white. Height 4-5’. Zone 6-9.

Miscanthus ‘Gracillimus’- Commonly known as maiden grass. An attractive ornamental grass with fine-textured silver-green blades that turn golden-bronze after frost. Delicate silvery-white plumes. Great specimen or used in groups as a screen. Herbaceous perennial. Full sun. Moderate, clumping grower to 8’ tall and 5’ wide. Plume stalks are taller. Zones 5-9.

Miscanthus s. ‘Strictus’- Commonly known as porcupine grass, ‘Strictus’ is well recognized for its banded
variegation of golden-yellow bars. Its growth habit is very upright, resembling porcupine quills. Can tolerate a wide range of soils. Grows to a height of 8’. Zone 5.

Miscanthus s. ‘Variegatus’- Variegated Japanese silver grass. One of the oldest of the miscanthus cultivars. Its white and green variegated foliage arches heavily creating a very wide mound. Reaches a height of 7’ and blooms in mid-September. Prefers partial sun, but is shade tolerant. Zone 5.

Origanum ‘Rosen Kuppel’- (Ornamental Oregano). A nice compact habit makes it useful as an edging or ground cover. Pink flowers. 15-18”. Zones 4-9.

Panicum ‘Prairie Skies’- Very similar to ‘Heavy Metal’ but boasts a slightly bluer color. It does not, however, maintain as statuesque an upright form as ‘Heavy Metal’. An excellent switch grass for true blue color in the landscape. Grows to a height of 5’. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Zone 4.

Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’- Commonly known as blue switch grass. Its leaves are glaucous-blue with a very erect, upright habit. Its upright form gives it a formal appearance, softened only by it delicate seed heads.
Grows to a mature height of 5’ with blooms. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Zone 4.

Pennisetum ‘Hameln’- A compact form of a fountain grass. ‘Hameln’ will reach a height between 2-3’.
It is one of the best fountain grass groundcovers. Seed heads appear in July and open greenish-white, turning a creamy tan. Does not perform well in high humidity. Zone 6.

Pennisetum ‘Karly Rose’ – Glossy, deep green foliage forms magnificent arching clumps topped with foxtail-like rose-pink flowers. A striking plant in the garden all season long. Height 3-4’. Zone 5-9.

Pennisetum ‘Orientale’- Glossy, light green foliage that forms an arching clump 1-2’ tall. Its foxtale flowers are perhaps the most striking of all the fountain grasses. They arch above and away from the foliage by over 12”, bringing the full height of the pennisetum up to 3’. The flowers are very silky with a violet-pink tint and an iridescent sheen. Lovely during winter dormancy. Zone 4.

Pennisetum ‘Rubrum’ – Most popular ornamental grass on the market, must be treated like an annual. Rapid grower and prolific bloomer. Long red-purple flowers on cascading burgundy foliage. Height 4-5;. Zone 9.

Penstemon dig. ‘Husker Red’- Red foliage and white tubular flowers borne on thin spikes. Attracts hummingbirds. Superb for beds, boarders, and rock gardens. 30-34”. Zones 3-8.

Perovskia ‘Little Spire’- Has a short upright habit that prevents it from flopping in the landscape.
25”. Zones 4-9.

Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’- Commonly known as Black-eyed Susan. Easy to grow perennial having exceptionally large flowerheads of golden yellow petals with black-brown centers. Herbaceous. Full Sun. Clusters of stems to 24” tall and 18” wide. 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year! Zone 3-9.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Hill’- Reliable, compact perennial producing spikes of sky blue flowers. Very long flowering. 16-20”. Zones 3-8.

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’- Bronze flowers on dense, flat flower clusters that resemble broccoli heads. As the flowers fade, the heads provide seeds for birds, and interesting texture in the garden. Does equally well in full sun or light shade. Grows to 18-24”in height. Zone 4.

Sedum ‘Matrona’- An excellent sedum from Germany. Same dependability that ‘Autumn Joy’ has but flowering a bit earlier. Gray-green leaves edged with rose. Pale pink, upright flowers. 18-24”. Zones 3-9.

Tradescantia x ‘Concord Grape’- Grasslike foliage. Long flowering, prolific bloomer good for the border or naturalized shade areas. Attractive frosty blue foliage. 1-1/2 inch rich purple flowers. Long blooming.
15-18”. Zones 3-9.

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