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Salix 'Flamingo'

Salix 'Flamingo'

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5' tall X 5'wide. An improved version of 'Halcuro-Nishiki'. Bold red stems and large leaves that hold the pink tip color longer make this tricolor willow a real stunner. A strong landscape plant with year-round interest. Part sun....

Salvia 'Purple Volcano'

Salvia 'Purple Volcano'

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6-12"and spread of 15". Rosettes of bronzy purple foliage. Tiny violet blooms on 12" spikes, during the summer. Foliage deepens to dark purple for autumn. Foliage is the main attraction. Excellent variety for containers. Zone 5-9....

Salvia nemerosa 'Blue Hills'

Salvia nemerosa 'Blue Hills'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
Very dense spires atop a dark green plant. Excellent grower with a great show....

Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
24", this Salvia is known for its unique stems. The stems are glowing purple-red that nicely compliment the blue-violet flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Full sun to partial shade. Well drained soil. Zone 3-8....

Salvia nemerosa 'East Friesland'

Salvia nemerosa 'East Friesland'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
18", very floriferous loaded with purple blooms. Has a very long bloom time, one of the most well known Slavias that is on the Top 10 list of most gardens....

Salvia nemerosa 'May Night'

Salvia nemerosa 'May Night'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
Very floriferous with long bloom time. More compact than East Friesland with foliage that is more dense and finely assembled....

Salvia nemerosa 'Plumosa'

Salvia nemerosa 'Plumosa'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
15-18", unique Astilbe-like plumes of dense dusty rose-purple flowers, very long-lasting and blooms all summer....

Salvia nemerosa haeumanarc 'Marcus PP13322'

Salvia nemerosa haeumanarc 'Marcus PP13322'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
9", a new dwarf Salvia for the front border or even as a ground cover. Intense blue-voilet long lasting flowers bloom on 9" spikes in mid summer. Zone 4-7. Easy to grow....

Salvia pratensis 'Rhapsody in Blue PPAF'

Salvia pratensis 'Rhapsody in Blue PPAF'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
24", identical to Eveline but blue. Wide green foliage has a gray gloss. Two-tone flowers of blue-voliet, blooms in June through August. Fast grower with 25-30 flowering stems per plant all at the same time....

Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Common Name: Meadow Sage
24", bushy plants with open habit, long-lasting smoky purple flowers on long, arching stems. Zone 4-9....

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

Common Name: Pincushion Flower
Beautiful blue blooms all summer. Performs best in full sun. Attracts butterflies...

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Lemonade PPAF'

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Lemonade PPAF'

Common Name: Pincushion Flower
8-12", first-ever Vargiegated Scabiosa that adds interest and value all season long. Slightly slower growing then regular Scabiosa columbaria, but with similar habit of reblooming. Blooms continuously...

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist PP8957'

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist PP8957'

Common Name: Pincushion Flower
Prolific bloomer with vibrant pink blooms. Blooms till frost. Attracts butterflies. Performs best when planted in full sun....

Sedum 'Postman's Pride'

Sedum 'Postman's Pride'

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18-24", height and a 24"spread. Deep purple-blue succulent leaves are accented by rosy pink flowers that emerge in midsummer and then turn a warm burgundy red in the cool fall weather. Ideal in rock garden, window boxes or containers. PPAF...

Sedum Black Jack

Sedum Black Jack

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24", this S. Martona sport is brilliant with its deep purple foliage and vivid pink flowers, blooming late summer through fall. Zone 3-8. PPAF...

Sedum purdeyi 'Purple Emperor'

Sedum purdeyi 'Purple Emperor'

Common Name: Stonecrop
15", unlike Sedum Mohrchen this will maintain its prosture throughout the season. The dark purple fleshy leaves cover the compact purple stems. In summer, clumps are topped with heads of pink purple flowers. Beautiful contrast....

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina PPAF'

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina PPAF'

Common Name: Stonecrop
3-6", Despite its low height it is a real showstopper. Bright illuminated needle-shaped golden yellow foliage makes this an excellent variety combined with the black foliage of Heuchera Obsidian....

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Common Name: Stonecrop
18", blooms pink in August, changes to salmon, then dusty red, excellent dried flower, leave flower heads uncut for winter interest....

Sedum spectabile 'Cloud Walker PPAF'

Sedum spectabile 'Cloud Walker PPAF'

Common Name: Stonecrop
16-18". This Sedum displays a combination of large mauve blooms with dark tinted foliage. A vase-shaped habit with an open branching creates a new look in blooming hybrid Sedum. The flowers are clustered...

Sedum spectabile 'Matrona'

Sedum spectabile 'Matrona'

Common Name: Stonecrop
15", dark bluish-green leaves with rosy pink edges and reddish stems. Chosen as Perennial of the Year in Europe. Subtle, but a very pretty plant....

Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

Common Name: Stonecrop
15-18", improved sister of 'Brilliant' with deep rose-pink flowers, large heads are thicker and rounder, consistant coloring glows like 'neon', gray-green foliage....

Sedum spectabile 'Pink Chablis PPAF'

Sedum spectabile 'Pink Chablis PPAF'

Common Name: Stonecrop
14-16", scrumptious white-edged sport of S.s. 'Brilliant' with white-snow buds and vibrant pink flowers. This is much-improved variegated Sedum that does not revert, unlike the better known relative Frosty...

Sedum x hybrida 'Autumn Fire COPF'

Sedum x hybrida 'Autumn Fire COPF'

Common Name: Stonecrop
24", flowers emerge pale green, fade to pink then to bronze. This improved Autumn Joy does not collapse on its own weight. Side by side these far outperform well-known Sedum Autumn Joy....

Sedum x hybrida 'Vera Jameson'

Sedum x hybrida 'Vera Jameson'

Common Name: Stonecrop
12", mahogany-red foliage on half-creeping stems, plants have open form....

Sidalcea malviflora 'Little Princess PP12629'

Sidalcea malviflora 'Little Princess PP12629'

Common Name: Praire Mallow
15", plants form nice compact mounds, spikes of stainy pink flowers resemble miniature Hollyhocks, good cut flower and will rebloom after being cut back....

Sidalcea oregana 'Brilliant'

Sidalcea oregana 'Brilliant'

Common Name: Praire Mallow
30-36", bright red flowers on a compact, mounded plant, resembles miniature Hollyhocks, will rebloom if cut back....

Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein'

Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein'

Common Name: Lamb's Ear
12-15", huge wooly silver foliage that's hard to resist touching. Sterile plants produce few or no flowers. Used for foliage and novelty....

Stachys monnieri 'Hummelo'

Stachys monnieri 'Hummelo'

Common Name: Lamb's Ear
16", who would have known, that this low growing ground cover is one of the best perennials in the yard? Puckered green foliage with awesome pale pink blooms....

Stokesia laevis 'Honeysong Purple PPAF'

Stokesia laevis 'Honeysong Purple PPAF'

Common Name: Stokes Aster
12", the Stokesia boasts the darkest color of any Stokesia available today. The flowers are gorgeous royal purple with a touch of red that intensifies as the flowers age. Large 4" flowers. Magnet for butterflies....

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Common Name: Stokes Aster
18", named after ' Peachie Saxton' of Mississippi. Flowers are like those of most Stokesias but this one blooms much longer and a bit later than th rest. Very large flowers stems make it choice for cut flowers. Good solid garden performer....
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