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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Grass, Feather Reed Grass
In many ways the perfect grass for the back border. Feathery blooms stand perfectly straight, therefore the plant is never floppy or misbehaved....

Campanula 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Campanula 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Common Name:
Very double flowers. 3-4" and a spread of 12", stunning pendant flowers make a spectular display in the garden. Beautiful in the woodland or perennial garden, and specially attractive with burgundy-leaved...

Campanula 'Sarastro'

Campanula 'Sarastro'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Dark purple-blue flowers have a frosty look when they first come out. Blooms summer through fall and often flowers 4-5 times in that period....

Campanula carpatica 'Blaue Clips'

Campanula carpatica 'Blaue Clips'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Summer blooming, and low growing. This plant is ideal for rock gardens....

Campanula carpatica 'Weisse Clips'

Campanula carpatica 'Weisse Clips'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Large cup shaped, pure white flowers....

Campanula garganica 'Dickson's Gold'

Campanula garganica 'Dickson's Gold'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Gold foliage makes a striking combo with blue blooms. Toothed foliage is bright gold in spring, fading to a chartreuse green by June. Spreads rapidly in medium wet soils in full sun to partial shade....

Campanula glomerata 'Caroline'

Campanula glomerata 'Caroline'

Common Name:
18-24", clustered bellflower culitivar. It is a gorgeous upright perennial which typically grows on erect, branching stems. Main bloom is late spring to early summer. Clusters can have have up to 15 flowers each....

Campanula lactiflora 'Favourite'

Campanula lactiflora 'Favourite'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Double blue blooms. Blooms profusley in summer. Stunning in rock gardens and along walls....

Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm'

Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm'

Common Name: Peachleaf Bellflower
Large bell shaped white flowers edged in soft violet. Excellent cut flowers with extended vase life. Remove spent flowers stems to promote rebloom....

Campanula persifolia 'LA Belle PP14710'

Campanula persifolia 'LA Belle PP14710'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Soft violet blue with white at the base. the petal tips are a yellow-green. Fantastic flower for the medium border....

Campanula poscharskyana 'Camgood'

Campanula poscharskyana 'Camgood'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Low, mat forming prolific bloomer. Plants form a spreading patch of small green leaves, bearing loads of starry violet-blue flowers beginning in late spring and blooming for weeks on end....

Campanula punctata 'Hot Lips'

Campanula punctata 'Hot Lips'

Common Name: Bell Flower
Small, flushed pink pendant bell-shaped flowers. Ideal for rock gardens. Requires good drainage, but is quite low maintenance....

Campanula punctata 'Pantaloons'

Campanula punctata 'Pantaloons'

Common Name: Bellflower
Tolerates part shade. Unique semi-double hose in hose purple-pink flower. Deep green heart shaped leaves. Excellent ground cover....

Campsis radicans 'Flamenco'

Campsis radicans 'Flamenco'

Common Name: Trumpet Vine
Vigorous bright yellow blooms all summer....

Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

Common Name: Grass-Sedge
18", tuffed, blue-gray grassy foliage bears grass-like flowers in mid to late summer. Plant in filtered sun. Looks best with ample water and fertilization, partial shade in hot summer areas. Plant...

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Common Name: Grass, Sedge
Shiny dark emerald leathery leaves, creamy white margins. Tidy evergreen ground cover, not invasive, somewhat drought tolerant once established....

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Common Name: Grass, Sedge
One of the most beautiful Carex grasses. Narrow, arching dark green leaves have a broad creamy yellow center stripe with green margins. Loves partial shade to dull shade....

Caryopteris clandonensis 'First Choice PP11958'

Caryopteris clandonensis 'First Choice PP11958'

Common Name: Blue Spirea
Deep, vivid blue whorls of inky flowers which emerge from the leaf axils along the upper part of each stem. This neatly compact form is easy to care for, and requires little pruning....

Centaurea 'montana'

Centaurea 'montana'

Common Name: Bachelor's Button
Blue flowers with fringed margins. Fairly drought tolerant plant. Blooms in summer. Also called Persian Cornflower....

Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow'

Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow'

Common Name:
12-24", clump-forming, sturdy mass of grayish green leaves with a slight silvery cast. Flowers with silky, pure white petals that radiate in a starburst from deep royal purple centers. Zone 3-9. PPAF....

Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'

Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'

Common Name: Red Valerian
Very impressive perennial. Showy rose-red flowers are continuous from late spring through summer completely covering the plant. Versitile plant that is not fussy about its growing conditions....

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Common Name: Plumbago Dwarf
Covered with clusters of vibrant blue flowers, that continue to bloom. Foliage turns deep mahogany in the fall....

Chelone obliqua

Chelone obliqua

Common Name: Turtle's Head
Uniquely shaped flowers that are dark lilac-pink appear late in the summer, and travel up the stem that is loaded with buds. Very nice....

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

Common Name: Bugbane
Foliage appears purple-green in spring and converts to dark green in summer. Has arching bottlebrush flowers that bloom in the summer and fall. Needs full shade in warmer climates....

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette'

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette'

Common Name: Bugbane
Dark purple, almost black foliage. Has arching, bottlebrush flowers in summer and fall. Great to use as an accent plant....

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'

Common Name: Bugbane
Striking, dark purplish-black foliage that is one of the darkest to date. Fragrant, foot long, bottlebrush flowers open white with a pale blush-pink tinge on tall stems....

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Pink Spike'

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Pink Spike'

Common Name: Bugbane
Dark bronze to black foliage with soft pink, bottlebrush flowers. Needs full shade in warmer climates. Great plant for the back of the border....

Clematis hybrida sieboldii 'Ramona'

Clematis hybrida sieboldii 'Ramona'

Common Name: Clematis
Exceptionally long, bottlebrush flowers with pale green foliage. Majestic plant with quite a presence in the yard. Blooms very late in the summer through fall....

Clematis terniflora 'Paniculata'

Clematis terniflora 'Paniculata'

Common Name: Clematis
Very late flowering. White fragrant flowers bloom in August and September. Prefers partial shade to full sun....

Clematis x florida 'Belle of Woking'

Clematis x florida 'Belle of Woking'

Common Name: Clematis
4-6" silvery blue double flowers. One of the best blues....

Clematis x florida 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Clematis x florida 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Common Name: Clematis
4-6" rosette shaped, double white flowers. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines. Grows best when foliage or top has full sun....

Clematis x hybrida 'jackmanni'

Clematis x hybrida 'jackmanni'

Common Name: Clematis
5-6" Velvety deep purple flowers. Profuse bloomer. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines. Grows best when foliage or top has full sun....

Clematis x hybrida 'Will Goodwin'

Clematis x hybrida 'Will Goodwin'

Common Name: Clematis
6-8" large, wavy, blue flowers with overlapping petals. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines. Grows best when foliage or top has full sun....

Clematis x jackmanii 'Comtessa de Bouchard'

Clematis x jackmanii 'Comtessa de Bouchard'

Common Name: Clematis
6-7" rosy pink flowers. Prolific grower and a very good pink addition to the garden. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x jackmanii 'Hagley Hybrid'

Clematis x jackmanii 'Hagley Hybrid'

Common Name: Clematis
5-6" flowers. Vigorous grower, prolific bloomer, and one of the best pink Clematis. Showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x jackmanii 'Mrs. Cholmondeley'

Clematis x jackmanii 'Mrs. Cholmondeley'

Common Name: Clematis
7-9" huge, light lavender-blue flowers bloom in the early summer. Prolific bloomer. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x jackmanii 'Niobe'

Clematis x jackmanii 'Niobe'

Common Name: Clematis
6-8" velvety, dark red flowers. Prolific bloomer. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x jackmanii 'Rouge Cardinal'

Clematis x jackmanii 'Rouge Cardinal'

Common Name: Clematis
4-6" deep, velvety, crimson colored flowers. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x jackmanii 'superba'

Clematis x jackmanii 'superba'

Common Name: Clematis
4-6" flowers of velvety deep purple. Vigorous. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x jackmanii 'Warszawska Nike'

Clematis x jackmanii 'Warszawska Nike'

Common Name: Clematis
6-8" burgandy-black colored, velvety textured flowers. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x lanuginosa 'General Sikorski'

Clematis x lanuginosa 'General Sikorski'

Common Name: Clematis
7-9" flowers with broad overlapping petals. Huge flowers, one of the better blues. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x lanuginosa 'Henryi'

Clematis x lanuginosa 'Henryi'

Common Name: Clematis
6-8" flowers of pure white with long, pointed petals. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x lanuginosa 'Multi Blue'

Clematis x lanuginosa 'Multi Blue'

Common Name: Clematis
4-5" purple-violet, full double flowers rebloom in the fall. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x lanuginosa 'Nelly Moser'

Clematis x lanuginosa 'Nelly Moser'

Common Name: Clematis
6-8" flowers. Pink petals with a reddish bars along the center reblooms in fall. This is our most popular bi-color. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x patens 'Doctor Rupple'

Clematis x patens 'Doctor Rupple'

Common Name: Clematis
6-8" blooms with ruffled, mauve petals and a carmine-red bar along the center. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x patens 'The President'

Clematis x patens 'The President'

Common Name: Clematis
6-8" deep purple-violet flowers with pointed petals. Blooms continuously all summer. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x viticella 'Blue Belle'

Clematis x viticella 'Blue Belle'

Common Name: Clematis
4-5" deep violet-purple flowers, semi-nodding. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x viticella 'Ernest Markham'

Clematis x viticella 'Ernest Markham'

Common Name: Clematis
4-6" magenta red flowers. Robust growers. One of the best red Clematis. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x viticella 'Lady Betty Balfour'

Clematis x viticella 'Lady Betty Balfour'

Common Name: Clematis
5-6" rich purple flowers with pointed petals and creamy stamens. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Clematis x viticella 'purp. Plena Elegans'

Clematis x viticella 'purp. Plena Elegans'

Common Name: Clematis
2-2 1/2" flowers. Very elegant, soft rosy-purple double flowers blooms all summer. Vigorous and free-flowing....

Clematis x viticella 'Ville de Lyon'

Clematis x viticella 'Ville de Lyon'

Common Name: Clematis
4-6" rosy red with yellow stamins and broad overlapping petals. Clematis are the showiest of all flowering vines and perform best when foliage or top has full exposure to the sun....

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Ruffles'

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Ruffles'

Common Name: Elephant Ear - Black
This sport from 'Black Magic' has ruffled leaf edges....

Convallaria majalis

Convallaria majalis

Common Name: Lily of the Valley
Stems are loaded with beautiful, small white flowers in spring, well adapted for garden planting. Good groundcover....

Coreopsis 'Autumn Blush'

Coreopsis 'Autumn Blush'

Common Name:
24", easy to grow blooms all summer cool weather in spring and fall flowers take on a wine rose blush color....

Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee PPAF'

Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee PPAF'

Common Name: Tickseed
Large, bright yellow flowers bloom all along the stem. Excellent border plant, if you want to add lots of color to you summer garden....

Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

Common Name: tickseed
Mid-Summer blooming. Natural cross of 'Early Sunrise and 'Zamfir' Brilliant golden yellow flowers with fluted petals. Easy to grow....

Coreopsis 'Little Sundial'

Coreopsis 'Little Sundial'

Common Name:
10", this late summer to autumn bloomer is ideal for container gardening! Bright yellow-orange blooms with baxal spot....

Coreopsis 'Pinwheel'

Coreopsis 'Pinwheel'

Common Name: Tickseed
Light-yellow flared pinwheel-shaped blooms. Lacy blue-green foliage. Flowers all summer. Easy to grow....

Coreopsis 'Snowberry'

Coreopsis 'Snowberry'

Common Name: Tickseed
Large creamy white flowers with wine-red eyes. Rich green foliage. Great in borders and containers. Blooms all summer....

Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamfir'

Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamfir'

Common Name: Tickseed
Plants form a low mound of small, rounded green leaves, bearing upright stems of golden-orange fluted daisy-type flowers beginning in the early summer, and continuing to bloom for many weeks if faded flowers are removed....

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'

Common Name: Tickseed
Semi-double, extremely tolerant of heat and drought. A very colorful show in summer as it is loaded with blooms that time of year....

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Flying Saucers PP10299'

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Flying Saucers PP10299'

Common Name: Tickseed
Very large, bright yellow-gold single flowers with jagged edges. Very free-flowering and blooms until frost. Excellent at the front of borders or in patio containers....

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Rising Sun'

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Rising Sun'

Common Name: Tickseed
Super large, 2" double flowers. Golden flowers have unique fringed petals and a mahogany-red center. Deer resistant. Beautiful plant for use in containers and border fronts....

Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream'

Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream'

Common Name: Tickseed
Beautiful pink flowering blossoms bloom on stems atop finely textured mid-green colored foliage. Will tolerate more shade and moisture than other varieties....

Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams PP12720'

Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams PP12720'

Common Name: Tickseed
Soft pink flowers with a purple-red dark center. A color break through in Coreopsis! Cut back 1-2 times before blooming in order to get a bushy, robust plant....

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Common Name: Tickseed
A top 10 perennial, blooms all summer, and has fern-like foliage. This plant is drought and mildew resistant....

Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Common Name: Tickseed
Bushy plants covered with dark yellow blooms in summer. Dense, healthy green foliage with yellow-green growing tips make a real cool effect in spring....

Coreopsis x hybrida 'Heaven's Gate PPAF'

Coreopsis x hybrida 'Heaven's Gate PPAF'

Common Name: Tickseed
Stunning two-tone blooms that are 1" wide. The fern-like foliage of this quick grower is dotted with blooms that continue right through summer and into fall....

Coreopsis x hybrida 'Tequila Sunrise PP9875'

Coreopsis x hybrida 'Tequila Sunrise PP9875'

Common Name: Tickseed
Variegated olive-green leaves are heavily variegated with irregular markings of cream and sand yellows. New growth in the spring has a reddish pink tint. In fall it takes on a darker mahogany color....

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Common Name: Grass, Dwarf Pampas Grass
3', this dwarf variety will bloom the first summer, unlike its larger family members. 5-6 ft. high stalks each with 15-20" feathery white plumes. Narrow blue-green foliage that blooms in late summer....

Corydalis 'lutea'

Corydalis 'lutea'

Common Name:
Fresh green ,ferm-like foliage. Light yellow to gold rich flowers. Flowers appear late sping. Plant will continue to produce flowers through mid-fall if kept moist....

Corydalis elata

Corydalis elata

Common Name: Blue False Bleeding Heart
Forms a clump of elegant lacy green leaves with dangling tubular blue flowers. Richly perfumed, similar to gardenias, and they last a long time. Very easy to grow....

Crocosmia 'Emberglow'

Crocosmia 'Emberglow'

Common Name: Montbretia
Excellent color impact in the summer. Good cut flower. Very graceful, great perennial that keeps coming back....

Crocosmia 'George Davidson'

Crocosmia 'George Davidson'

Common Name: Montbretia
Very graceful, great perennial that keeps coming back. Sprays of 3 inch wide yellow-orange flowers.The flowers rise above the foliage and open in mid summer - among the first of the Crocosmia to bloom....

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Common Name: Montbretia
Long lasting blooms that bloom in summer with intense red color. Hardiest variety. Good cut flower. Very graceful, great perennial that keeps coming back....
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