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2016-17 Wholesale Product Guide

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NEW trays + LP32 plug size

NEW greenhouse + peat-free program

NEW @ The Creek

On Your Side

Product Mix

02-03 04-07 08 18 20 22 24-43 The BUZZ

North Creek Unique™ Collection

Shady Groundhuggers™ Collection

Perennials A–Z

NEW Perennials chart with IMPROVED layout

Environmentally responsible IPM practices


40 NEW varieties for your growing success

Living Laboratory

NEW Introductions

Greetings from the Creek! During the spring we hear the word commencement used quite often. It is a word we often associate with graduation, or the completion of a notable event. It also implies to begin anew. I’d like to think 2014 was North Creek’s commencement, a graduation and a new beginning with a commitment toward a bright future. Recently, we took a huge step forward and expanded our Landenberg Farm operation by building a 1.25 acre stateof-the-art greenhouse and production facility. This new complex is allowing us to grow robust and beautiful world-class plant material that will exceed your expectations. Along with our new facility, we renewed our commitment to our trial gardens and plant evaluation process. We have expanded our efforts to encompass 3+ acres. It is an exciting time at North Creek and that means it is an exciting time for you, our customer. I invite you to visit us and see how North Creek can contribute to your success. We know you have many choices when it comes to deciding on a perennial plug supplier. Thanks for making us yours.

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Warm + Cool Season Grass Collection

Carex + Vine Collections


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New @ The Creek NEW North Creek initiatives for your growing success

Our Mission: To propagate and market plants that develop the relationship between people and sustainable outdoor environments. Our Vision: To be, in our customer’s judgment, a leader in the development and practice of sustainable horticultural systems, producing world class plant material. Our Values: Working in and promoting sustainable environments while delighting our customers and providing opportunities for continuous learning.

A NEW GENERATION OF GROWING Where 18 polyhouse growing ranges once existed now stands a brand new 54,720 sq. ft. growing facility. Our new 10-bay gutter connect greenhouse is producing at a 70% increase over previous facilities, with a 40% decrease in crop finish times. Features include:

• Hydronic in-slab heating system • Visser irrigation booms with precise controls

• High efficiency energy shade curtain

• Head house and seeding line • Enhanced working conditions • 36% of footprint passive ventilation

• Damatex control system • Automated production line • Grow-and-go cart system • High efficiency HAF fans • High efficiency boiler • Healthier, better quality plants No plants are collected from the wild.

OUR PEAT-FREE PARTNERSHIP We are thrilled to announce that North Creek is another step closer to eliminating peat from our growing practices. In partnership with PittMoss®, the manufacturer of an innovative peat alternative, we are running extensive production trials to incorporate their engineered cellulosic fiber into our custom soil blend. This ‘knitted’ fiber is designed to provide plant roots with optimal water, air exchange and nutrients without the reliance on sphagnum peat moss. Results have been promising! Phase I and II of our evaluations are proving vigorous root systems and faster turns in production with shorter crop cycles. These results translate into a tremendous win for our growing team while allowing us to provide the industry with an ecologically beneficial product grown in good conscience. We’ll continue to tweak the mix and run production trials until absolutely certain this improved peat-free blend produces nothing less than the worldclass plant material you have come to trust and expect.


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meet our production team We’re looking forward to the next generation of growing at North Creek—as we transition away from a non-renewable resource to a media more appropriate for use in habitat restoration and ecological system services for both the ecological and horticultural markets we serve.

• Improved binding qualities • Higher water holding capacity

• Quicker crop finishes

• Ecologically sensitive • Vigorous root development • Increased turns in production • Resource-conscious manufacturing Stay current with our peat FREE trialing program HERE:

NEW LP32 SIZE!

NEW TRAYS

Our re-engineered Landscape Plug™ size features:

In addition to the new LP32 size, you will notice a difference in our plug trays. Our new 72, 50, LP32 and LP50 trays have increased durability and strength, eliminating the need for an under tray. As always, all of our trays are made of 100% recycled and recyclable material.

• A more cylindrical shape • An additional inch in overall depth • Tapered grooves for healthy root development

• Expanded drainage hole • Improved air circulation • Rapid establishment

in the landscape • Bioactive, locally sourced soil mix

Great Plants Start Here!TM

PRODUCT DETAILS: 32 plugs/flat Diameter: 2.22 in. Depth: 4 in. Volume: 10.07 cu. in. North Creek’s LP32 product line is in all-encompassing of species perfectly suited for environments with high root zone competition. Our entire fern program and majority of our sedge collection is grown in this size.

• Find: Fantastic Ferns on page 44 • Find: Great Grasses on page 46 • Find: Cool Carex on page 48 • Find: Vibrant Vines on page 49

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On Your Side how to order

North Creek is a wholesale supplier of starter plants and Landscape Plugs™. Plants are sold only in complete flats of the quantities listed. We are not able to mix varieties within flats.

4 ways to place orders 1. 2. 3. 4.

Fax: 610.255.4762 Email: order@northcreeknurseries.com Phone: 877.ECO.PLUG or 610.255.0100 Online: www.northcreeknurseries.com

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Company and contact names Billing and shipping addresses Sales tax exemption number (PA, NJ only) Phone and fax number, Email address Requested ship date and method Method of payment

Orders will be acknowledged within three days of receipt. Please review your North Creek Order Confirmation carefully. Contact our office immediately if there are any errors or if you do not receive an acknowledgement. To receive weekly availability updates by email please send your request to Emailer@northcreeknurseries. com or call our office to be added to our mailing list. We also send periodic updates and new product announcements to our mailing list in addition to exclusive offers and previews. Our availability is updated daily at: www.northcreek nurseries.com/availabilty

how to find us CORPORATE OFFICE + DISPLAY GARDENS: 388 North Creek Road Landenberg, PA 19350 Office Hours: 8am−5pm EST, Monday−Friday FROM US ROUTE 1 Take the PA-841 exit toward West Grove, then follow PA-841 South. Turn right at the stop sign to follow PA-841/Evergreen St. Turn left at the traffic light in West Grove to continue on PA-841 South/Prospect Ave. At the third stop sign, turn right to continue on PA-841 South/Wickerton Rd. At the next stop sign, continue straight onto North Creek Road (leaving PA-841). Our driveway is 0.2 miles ahead on the right. FROM DELAWARE Follow PA-896 into Pennsylvania. Turn right onto PA-841 North just after the village of Kemblesville. Travel 2.0 miles on PA-841, turn right onto North Creek Road. Our driveway is 0.2 miles ahead on the right.

CUSTOMER PICKUP AND SHIPPING FACILITY: 124 Wedgewood Road, Oxford, PA 19363 Pickup Hours: 7am−3:30pm EST, Tuesday−Friday FROM THE NORTH Take US-1 South to the PA-10 exit toward Cochranville/Oxford. Turn right at the end of the ramp to follow PA-10 South. Keep straight for 2.8 miles through downtown Oxford. Turn right onto Wedgewood Rd.— Cameron’s True Value hardware store is at corner just before the turn. Our facility is 0.5 mile ahead on the left. Please follow the signs to Customer pickup in the back.

FROM THE SOUTH Take I-95 North to Exit 100 for MD-272. Turn left onto MD-272 North and follow for 7.6 miles, crossing into PA. After the state line, keep STRAIGHT onto Barnsley Rd., leaving PA-272. After the RR tracks, continue straight for 0.25 mile, as Barnsley Rd. becomes Baltimore Pike. Turn left onto Wedgewood Rd.; Cameron’s True Value hardware store is on the corner. Our facility is 0.5 mile ahead on the left. Please follow the signs around to the customer pickup area in the back.


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custom or contract growing

broker network

We encourage you to contact us to discuss growing opportunities in different sizes or in larger quantities to meet your specific needs or programs. As licensed propagators for a variety of breeding networks, we have the ability to grow items currently not listed in our catalog and will gladly entertain your request. Custom or Contract Growing requires advance notice and approval from our production team.

Ball Horticultural Company 630 231-3600, www.ballhort.com

Mid Atlantic Plant Co. 800.366.0350, www.midatlanticplant.com

BFG Supply Co. 800.883.0234, www.bfgsupply.com

Netherland Bulb Company 800.788.8547, www.netherlandbulb.com

Eason Horticultural Resources 800.214.2221, www.ehrnet.com

Perennial Market 215.628.0216, www.perennialmarket.com

Express Seed Company 800.221.3838, www.expressseed.com

Robin Whittman Co., Inc. 845.744.6801

Florasource, Ltd 949.498.1131, www.florasourceltd.com

Star® Roses + Plants 800.458.6559, www.conard-pyle.com

Fred C. Gloeckner + Company, Inc. 800.345.3787, www.fredgloeckner.com

The Henry F. Michell Company 800.422.4678, www.michells.com

Germania Seed Co. 800.380.4721, www.griffins.com

Vaughan’s Horticulture 855.864.3300, http://www.vaughans.com/

For more information, as well as ordering guidelines, you can download or print a copy of our Custom Grow Form by visiting our website at www.northcreeknurseries.com and following the link for Availability. You may also contact us at 877.ECO.PLUG or send an inquiry via email to sales@northcreeknurseries.com.

SHS Griffin 978.851.4346, www.shsgriffin.com McHutchison 800.943.2230, www.mchutchison.com

who to contact at 1.877.ECO.PLUG Customer Service, Sales, Marketing and Finance Angela Clelan, Customer Service Manager angela@northcreeknurseries.com Sharon Dunfee, Customer Service Representative sdunfee@northcreeknurseries.com Rob McHale, Sales Manager rob@northcreeknurseries.com Claudia West, MLA, Ecological Sales Manager claudia@northcreeknurseries.com Scott Fisher, Ecological Sales Representative scott@northcreeknurseries.com Carrie Wiles, Marketing Manager carrie@northcreeknurseries.com Heather Wheatley, Marketing Specialist + Inside Sales heather@northcreeknurseries.com Nikki Drake, Financial Administrator nikki@northcreeknurseries.com Jacky Searles, Office Assistant jacky@northcreeknurseries.com Steve Castorani, President + CFO steve@northcreeknurseries.com

Production + Propagation Erin Kelly, Production Supervisor erin@northcreeknurseries.com Nicole Blevins, Production Administrator + Stock Manager nicole@northcreeknurseries.com Laura Nafziger, Head Grower laura@northcreeknurseries.com Sarah Horstmann, Inventory Manager sarah@northcreeknurseries.com Francisco (Pancho) Castillo Ramirez, Propagation Manager pancho@northcreeknurseries.com Gordon Rowe III, Special Operations gordon@northcreeknurseries.com Tim McGinty, General Manager tim@northcreeknurseries.com Shipping + Customer Pickup Ryan McGinty, Farm Manager ryan@northcreeknurseries.com Stephanie Spence, Shipping Manager stephanie@northcreeknurseries.com Alejandro (Alex) Tovar, Delivery Driver 610.476.0797 Joe Miller, Delivery Driver 484.221.0682

CANADA Plant Express, Jacques Bougie 450.623.3026, Jacques.bougie@ videotron.ca

+ FEEDBACK “Everything arrived safely and in good condition yesterday! Thank you so much for all your help. They are some of the best looking plugs I have received in the 7 years I’ve been in business. Please pass that along—I appreciate your company! Thanks again.” C. Schroding Northeast Natives “I recently received some Panicum ‘Northwind’ plugs from you and just want you to know how pleased I am with their condition, size and viability. I upgraded them immediately to 1−gallon pots and they have taken off and almost in a saleable condition already. This is the best performance I have seen from plugs in a long time! Thanks for treating me so well. Being a little guy in a huge market, I often get plugs that were otherwise not wanted. Not from you— everything has been great!” Bob LaLonde Pon A Hill Nursery

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On Your Side terms + conditions of sale MINIMUM ORDER: North Creek is wholesale to the trade. There is a $500 minimum for first time orders, and customers are required to submit a valid business license. There is no minimum order for existing customers.

PAYMENT: We accept all major credit cards for prepayment of your order. You may also fill out a credit application (available online or by fax) to request Net 30 Day terms.

DEADLINES: All orders and changes to orders must be received by 3:00pm on Thursday for shipment the following week

(subject to availability). Cancellations received less than a week prior to ship or pickup date will be subject to a 20% restocking fee.

GUARANTEE: All our plants are guaranteed to be true to name and to arrive in good condition. We will be glad to replace or issue full credit for plants proven to be incorrectly represented. Due to a wide range of grower experience and nursery conditions we cannot guarantee successful growth after potting, but please let us know about any disappointments you experience. We may be able to help.

CLAIMS: Please inspect your shipment immediately upon arrival. No claims will be allowed for shortages or errors unless reported within 1 week of receipt of goods. We are not liable for the productivity of plants once they are potted since we have no control over their management once they arrive at your site.

FOR CUSTOMERS WITH TERMS: All bills are due at net in 30 days. 2% interest per month (24% year) will be added to any bills left unpaid after 30 days. Accounts showing 60 days past due will automatically be put on hold and no orders will be shipped until payment arrangements have been made. All available or accrued discounts will be forfeited until the account has been brought up to date. A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks. The buyer agrees that if an overdue invoice remains unpaid they shall be liable for collection charges including reasonable attorney fees. Action to enforce payment shall fall under the jurisdiction of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Prices are subject to change without notice. Catalog Content & Editing: Carrie Wiles Creative Director: Suzanne Gaadt @ www.gaadt.com Cover Photography: Harold A. Davis @ www.harolddavisphotography.com Printer: Conner Printing @ www.connerprinting.com Printed on environmentally responsible paper with sustainable inks and practices.

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Perennials @ North Creek 1. Geranium ‘Rozanne’ 2. Lavandula ‘Phenomenal’ 3. Helleborus Brandywine™ 4. Iris versicolor 5. Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ 6. Penstemon Red Riding Hood 7. Penstemon Delfts Blue Riding Hood 8. Sisyrinchium ‘Lucerne’ 9. Salvia ‘Maynight’ 10. Chelone ‘Hot Lips’ 11. Asclepias incarnata 12. Asclepias tuberosa 13. Lobelia cardinalis 14. Geranium maculatum 15. Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ 16. Eupatorium ‘Little Joe’ 17. Aster ‘Purple Dome’ 18. Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ 19. Asarum canadense 20. Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’ Find: Seasonal + Year Round Potting Schedules in RESOURCES online: northcreeknurseries.com

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shipping options

OH CANADA! NORTH CREEK NOW DELIVERS INTO CANADA!

Over the years, we’ve explored many options to reduce international freight costs. We have found that the best way to ship into Canada is to simply deliver it ourselves! The North Creek sales team looks forward to building truck runs into Ontario, Quebec, and surrounding areas. A $4.50/ flat shipping charge applies to all orders delivered to Canada via the North Creek truck. For more information and freight quotes, please contact Customer Service.

CUSTOMER PICKUP AND SHIPPING FACILITY 124 Wedgewood Road Oxford, PA 19363 Pickup Hours: 7:30am−3:30pm EST, Tuesday−Friday (Directions located on page 4) To ensure your order is ready upon arrival, please contact customer service to schedule a day and time for pickup. If your pickup time is not scheduled, you or your driver may experience delays. If you prefer orders be boxed for pickup, please notify customer service when placing the order— no handling charges are incurred. A $6.50/ box charge applies to all boxed customer pickups.

PALLET SHIPMENTS

Our shipping options have expanded to better serve you! We currently ship via: Con-way, FedEx Express and FedEx Freight to ensure competitive market rates. Pallets cost $7.00 each. All freight, pallet charges, and box/handling charges are applied once your order has been assembled. We’ll gladly provide freight quotes at the time your order is placed. Orders totaling 32 flats or more may also ship using our custom wooden rack. In the warmer summer months this is our preferred shipping method; racked shipments provide several advantages over boxed shipments and include: significantly increased air circulation while in transit, reduced cardboard waste, and reduced customer time and labor costs. An on-site forklift or loading dock is required to receive your shipment on our custom wooden rack. If you wish to utilize a rack shipment option, please contact Customer Service for details. Palletized Shipments: Small Box (21”×12”×9”) – $6.50/box Large Box (21”×12”×15”) – $6.50/box XL Box (21”×12”×18”) – $6.50/box Rack Dimensions + General Capacities: 46” (l) × 46” (w) × 81” (h) 80 flat rack – 50 & 72 plug flats 64 flat rack – LP32 & LP50 plug flats (Capacities may vary due to plant height)

CANADA AND OTHER DESTINATIONS REQUIRING PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATION

BOXED SHIPMENTS

We partner with FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and UPS Ground. All liners are wrapped in netting to secure individual plugs throughout transit. Freight charges are applied once the order is assembled and processed. If you need final shipping costs for a boxed shipment, please request this from Customer Service upon placing your order. Box Dimensions + General Capacities: Small Box (21” × 12” × 9”) – $6.50/box 50 + 72 plug flats – 2 per box LP32 + LP50 plug flats – 1 per box Large Box (21” × 12” × 15”) – $6.50/box 50 + 72 plug flats – 3 per box LP32 + LP50 plug flats – 2 per box XL Box (21” × 12” × 18”) – $6.50/box 50 + 72 plug flats – 4 per box LP32 + LP50 plug flats – 2 per box (Box capacities are general and may vary)

NORTH CREEK TRUCK

Orders of 35 flats or more are eligible for truck delivery. A per flat rate will be applied to all truck shipments based on distance from our shipping facility. If you prefer to receive plants on a North Creek truck, please notify Customer Service at the time of order. In some instances, we might also contact you to see if receiving your order on our truck is acceptable. Cost per flat within U.S. $3.50 – up to 150 miles $4.50 – 151 to 300 miles $5.50 – 301 to 600 miles

Phytosanitary Certification is required for AZ, CA, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, and Canada. In order to ship product into these destinations, all plant material must be inspected by the USDA and drenched before being certified for shipment. The drench fee is $1.00 per flat and guaranteed not exceed $50 regardless of the quantity of flats ordered. All orders requiring inspection must be placed a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the ship date. Our plants are grown in a soilless media and can be shipped across state and national borders. We cannot ship grasses to UT, OR, or ID. Pallet and boxed shipments to Canada are sent via UPS International or FedEx International. We strongly recommend our wooden rack options, as the transit times to the west coast and Canada may take 3 days or more. If you have a carrier you wish to use, we will gladly work with them to get your orders delivered in a timely manner. Please contact Customer Service for further details.

SUMMER SHIPMENTS

During the warm summer months, we might suggest delaying your shipment to ensure your order arrives in the best possible condition. If delaying a shipment is simply not possible, we offer and recommend expedited services to reduce the transit time of your order and reduce the risk of possible losses.

WINTER SHIPMENTS

Many of our plants are acclimated to unheated greenhouses during the winter months for vernalization. If you receive dormant material during this time of year, we recommend taking extra precautions to ensure viability upon transplant. When placing the plants in a warm greenhouse, it is important not to overwater the material or subject them to drastic temperature fluctuations. If you have questions or are uncertain on how to best manage dormant material, contact Customer Service. We will happily direct you to a member of our growing team for additional information and guidance to ensure your success.

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Product Mix

plug sizes HORTICULTURAL SIZES

LANDSCAPE PLUG™ SIZES

72 plug

50 plug

18 plug

LP32 plug

LP50 plug

An economical starter plug for horticultural varieties. 72 per flat

A larger starter plug for plants with bigger root systems or broad leaves. 50 per flat

This large size accommodates the roots of more mature plants. Our Hellebores are grown at this size. 18 per flat

A husky plug for shallow rooted species including our ferns and sedges. 32 plugs/flat

A deep plug for deep roots and a fast start in a container or in the landscape. 50 plugs/flat

Size: 1.52 x 1.52 in; 3.86 x 3.86 cm Depth: 2.25 in; 5.72 cm Volume: 3.6 cu in; 58.85 mL

Size: 1.9 x 1.9 in; 4.83 x 4.83 cm Depth: 2.37 in; 6.02 cm Volume: 6.77 cu in; 110.9 mL

Size: 3.25 x 3.25 in; 8.26 x 8.26 cm Depth: 3.5 in; 8.89 cm Volume: 28.56 cu in; 473.17 mL

Diameter: 2.22 in; 5.64 cm Depth: 4 in; 10.16 cm Volume: 10.07 cu in; 165 mL

Size: 2 x 2 in; 5.08 x 5.08 cm


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North Creek’s ground-breaking Landscape Plugs™ provide superior landscape solutions and customer success. The Sustainable Landscape Plug™ • Bioactive, locally sourced, custom soil blend • Tray made of 100% recycled and recyclable material • Less waste on job site—improved liner with no under tray The Highest Quality Landscape Plug™ Re-engineered tray for maximum root development and heartier crown Root channels guide roots downward to prevent circling Optimal root density for rapid transition to native soils Custom grow options available—consistent quality and reliable availability

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The Most Efficient Landscape Plug™

• Reduced labor costs—fast layout, installation, and cleanup • Reduced freight and handling costs—plants ship directly to job site on recyclable wooden racks

Compliant with: ANSI Standards, Sustainable SITES™, CPC’s Code of Conduct

Native Plant Solutions for Ecological Landscapes™

picture tags CUSTOM SIZES

128 Plug Diameter: 1.19 in; 3.02 cm Depth: 2 in; 5.08 cm Volume: 1.53 cu in; 25.14 mL

Visit the CUSTOM + CONTRACT grow section on page 05

North Creek is proud to offer a custom line of pot tags! These sturdy plastic tags complement our plants with sharp photography, detailed descriptions, care instructions and habitat information to help your customers make the perfect choice. Select varieties may have mandatory tag requirements as a condition of sale. Tags are $0.13 each and sold in bundles to match the quantity of plugs per flat. All plants are grown in a standard 10” × 20” flat.

See how to request a quote on our website at www.northcreeknurseries.com/availability

+ FEEDBACK “I wanted to let you know that the Helleborus Brandywine™ liners arrived on Friday (around 3 pm) as you promised. I have been very impressed with the quality of the North Creek Nursery plants and now I am equally impressed with your customer service. You can count on me to be a loyal customer and a strong recommender of your company for years to come. Thank you again.” L. Jarke Chester County Garden

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Living Laboratory Meet our R + D TEAM and schedule a tour of our LIVING LABORATORY

Meadow OUR LIVING LABORATORY Spread across 3+ acres, our plant trialing program features extensive habitat and experimental plantings. By evaluating species and cultivated varieties in a variety of environments, we are able not only to educate our staff, but also make the best recommendations for your ecological plantings. It is from this living laboratory that North Creek has become the industry leader in delivering reliable plant solutions that thrive in a variety of site conditions. From wet to dry, shade to sun, salt tolerance to erosion control—we’ve got the plant community your projects need to succeed! As your partner in ecological landscape solutions and garden worthy plants, we take pride in providing our customers with perennials we firmly stand behind. We are continuously learning from our living laboratory and we invite you to learn with us, too! Our extensive plant research and evaluation trials afford us the opportunity to study adaptability, vigor and garden worthiness. Guided

by North Creek’s New Plant Principles, we evaluate ecological, functional and aesthetic characteristics of every plant we propagate. Only after these selections and species prove themselves to us do we offer them to our customers. The information we gather and share is based upon over 27 years of real-world experience, plant trials, critical feedback from our customers and global collaborations with entities and individuals engaged in scientific research.

new plant principles • Our plants are excellent garden and/or landscape performers in the mid-Atlantic region.

• Our plants are not invasive or aggressive.

• Once established in an appropriate site, our plants require no material input to maintain their ornamental value or garden worthiness.

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Meadow Plants @ North Creek 1. Thermopsis caroliniana 2. Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’ 3. Agastache foeniculum 4. Scutellaria incana 5. Rudbeckia maxima 6. Ruellia humilis 7. Solidago odora 8. Vernonia glauca 9. Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ 10. Sorghastrum nutans


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meet our R+D team Brigitte Crawford, New Products Manager brigitte@northcreeknurseries.com Mike Knox, Research + Development Manager mike@northcreeknurseries.com Laura Cruz, Research + Development Gardener lcruz@northcreeknurseries.com Anne Sharp, Research + Development Gardener anne@northcreeknurseries.com

Above from L−R: Anne Sharp, Brigitte Crawford, Mike Knox, Laura Cruz

Ollie Knox, Chaser of All Things Un-Garden Worthy ollie@northcreeknurseries.com

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Stormwater Management

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1. Carex emoryi 2. Carex amphibola 3. P. virginiana ‘Pink Manners’ 4. Eryngium yuccifolium 5. Eupatorium coelestinum 6. Packera aurea 7. Deschampsia cespitosa 8. Zizia aurea 9. Andropogon virginicus 10. Juncus tenuis


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“If I haven’t said so already, thanks to you and the rest of the NCN staff for providing such high quality service and healthy plant material—our projects have really benefited from it. In some cases your plugs have raced to maturity in only a few months, even when planted in low nutrient urban settings (we try not to amend soil). So, thanks! And here’s a little PBS segment that features a garden into which we planted a few hundred of your plugs. Those plants made this installation a hit, very quickly! It’s the first 8-9 minutes of the video—good stuff!”

http://video. ideastations.org/ video/2365315871/

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New Introductions Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ PP24050

In addition to appearing more saturated when compared to Blue Fortune, the longer and wider inflorescences make this selection make it a standout in the perennial border. This flower spikes bloom from June well into October, keeping a small army of pollinators fulfilled! 24-32”│ Z 5-10 │ 72

Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everest’ PP20955 No gardening endeavor is too great for Everest! Adaptable and reliable with breathtaking foliage, form and function. Icy white margins frost the edges of deep green arching leaves. Enjoy year-round color with this versatile ornamental grass from the EverColor® series. 12-18”│ Z 5-10 │ LP32

Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ PPAF

Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everillo’ PP21002

Deep green foliage emerges in spring with notable red tips. This selection comes alive as chilly October temperatures trigger an alarming transition to vivid red towers. Attractive, scarlet red inflorescences bloom just above the blades. 6’ │ Z 3-8 │ 50 + LP50

A standout, even in the most shade loving of gardens. The bright lime-green foliage of this show stopping variety greacefully ages to a golden yellow. Evergreen, easy to grow, and very low maintenance. The tidy mound of ‘Everillo’ makes a statement from border to mixed container. 12-18”│ Z 5-10 │ LP32

Anemone Fantasy™ ‘Cinderella’ PPAF

Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everlime’ PPAF

Anemone Fantasy™ ‘Pocahantas’ PPAF

Chelone obliqua ‘Tiny Tortuga’ PPAF

Carex cherokeensis Cherokee sedge

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Fire Wonder’ PPAF

Perfect in a pot and simply stunning in the landscape, the charm of Cinderella will stop you dead in your tracks! Flowering from July into autumn, the single cotton candy pink blooms are later followed by playful, puffy white seedheads. 12-18”│ Z 5-8 │ 50

All the appeal of Cinderella in a double blooming fashion. Thickly petaled baby pink blooms are held high above clean green foliage atop sturdy stems. Seedheads follow. From landscape to vase, ‘Pocahantas’ packs a serious punch! 12-18”│ Z 5-8 │ 50

We’re pleased to offer this problemsolving Cherokee sedge! This clumpforming groundcover fares best in consistently moist, almost saturated soil conditions. Outstanding performer in our trial gardens with multiple seasons of interest while being low maintenance. Early spring flowers, ornamental seed heads. 12-18”│ Z 6-9 │ LP32

Lime green margins edge glossy green foliage year-round! ‘Everlime’ exemplifies elegance along the border or in a patio container. A problem free selection with something to offer season after season. Another standout from Pat FitzGerald of Fitzgerald Nurseries, Ltd. 12-18”│ Z 5-10 │ LP32

Good things do come in small packages! The floriferous, pint sized presence of Tiny Tortuga is a quick turn for 1-gallon retail programs with undoubted garden worthiness. Summer flowering, the hot pink flowers are a favorite of butterflies while distasteful to deer. Very compact, slow to spread and disease resistant. 18-24”│ Z 4-9 │ 72

Every color of the rainbow can be found in the stunning Wheels of Wonder™ Series from breeder Koichiro Nishikawa. The inner yellow eye of Fire Wonder shifts into a fiery red glow. This high-impact groundcover blooms in abundance above dense, succulent foliage—late spring, summer and fall. 6”│ Z 6-9 │ 72


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Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Golden Wonder‘ PPAF

Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Radiance’

Huge, bright yellow blooms are abundant and captivating from afar. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought—plant in the rock garden or dress up the little patch of earth between your curb and the sidewalk. Golden Wonder will have passersby awestruck. 6”│ Z 6-9 │ 72

Autumn fern has undeniable reputation for texture, drought tolerance and midlate season appeal, but it looks most radiant in early spring! Young fronds unfurl in an ensemble of red hues and mature to bronze-green. Bright red sori appear along frond undersides in late summer. The perfect wakeup call for the woodland garden. 18-30” │ Z 5-8 │ LP32

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ PPAF

Echinacea Cone-fections™ ‘Butterfly Kisses’ PP24458

Don’t let its common name fool you; this plant is hot, hot, HOT! It’s really no wonder why the stunning twotoned flowers make this selection one of our most popular! The added bonus to this succulent groundcover—it’s re-blooming! Excellent drainage is key for winter survival. 6”│ Z 6-9 │ 72

Topping out at just over a foot tall, this diminutive beauty is a perfect fit for gardens large or small! Bubblegum pink, double-flowered blooms top the extra sturdy stems of this tidy variety. A superb addition to the perennial border, wildlife garden or patio container. Resistant to heat, humidity and drought, long-lived, adaptable and easy to grow. 12-15”│ Z 4-9 │ 72

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Orange Wonder’ PPAF

Echinacea Butterfly™ ‘Cleopatra’ PP24631

Rounding out the WOW™ series is the creamsicle-orange + yellow flowers of ‘Orange Wonder.’ Prolific bloomer with excellent heat, drought and humidity tolerance once established. Eye-catching color on the retail bench—the perfect succulent for a greenroof, rock garden, mixed container or patio. 6”│ Z 6-9 │ 72

Named after the Cleopatra Butterfly of the same color, upright ray petals flutter around orange cones all summer. The blooms lighten to creamy yellow as they age atop compact, bushy green foliage and sturdy stems. Add a pop of color and fragrance to your sunny perennial border or wildlife garden and enjoy the show of butterflies and bumblebees. 15-18”│ Z 5-9 │ 72

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Violet Wonder’ PPAF

Echinacea Butterfly™ ‘Julia’ PP24629

Just kidding—we’ve saved the best for last, the promise of ‘Violet Wonder!’ Enjoy the flowers as they bloom from season to season, and many visits from playful bees and butterflies. Looking for a worry-free choice for those hot, dry locations? Your search ends with this outstanding series, take your pick! 6”│ Z 6-9 │ 72

Dianthus ‘Kahori’ hardy pink

‘Kahori’ is a hybrid that grows in an upright mound of grey-green foliage. The foliage is an excellent canvas for the beautiful lilac-pink flowers that are not only striking in color, but are wonderfully fragrant. This variety is known to be heavy-flowering and excellent in rebloom. Evergreen in cooler climates. 8-12” ǀ Z 4−8 ǀ 72

This bold variety glows with tangerine orange ray petals and deep copper cones. Its broad, horizontally held petals age to golden orange. Compact, deep green foliage and sturdy stems support the 4” flowers as they bloom summer to early fall. Named after the Julia Longwing Butterfly of the same color, this variety is a favorite landing spot for butterflies and bees. 15-18”│ Z 5-9 │ 72

Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’

This 2013 All-America Selection Award Winner is durable, easy to grow and gorgeous! A delightful mix of colors—rich purples, pinks, reds, oranges, yellows and whites—makes a bold statement in your perennial border, butterfly garden or patio container. Drought tolerant and low maintenance, the spent blooms turn to seeds—a songbird favorite! 24-30”│ Z 4-10 │ 72

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New Introductions Echinacea purpurea PowWow® White

Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™ ‘Casca 11’ PP23307

Lend a classic look to your garden with Pow Wow® White’s graceful, downward arching and white ray petals surrounded by bright yellow cones. It’s extremely well-branched for profuse blooms summer to frost. Amazing in a sunny perennial border or wildlife garden. Easy to grow and adaptable to heat, humidity, drought or poor soils. 20-24”│ Z 4-10 │ 72

The intense blue foliage color stays bright through all seasons for year-round interest. Flowers extend above the tidy mounds of fine powder-blue blades in late spring and summer. Flowers fade by late summer. This striking plant grows en masse or as a specimen in mixed containers. This low-maintenance gem will thrive despite heat, humidity or poor soils. 10-12”│ Z 4-10 │ 50

Echinacea purpurea PowWow® Wild Berry

Hakonechloa macra ‘Albovariegata’

Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’

Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ ‘Salsa’ PPAF

Up the WOW factor in your garden with PowWow® Wild Berry, a 2010 All-America Selection award winner! This spectacular variety has profuse blooms summer to frost. Brilliant rose-purple flowers retain color longer without fading and will re-bloom. Easy to grow, adaptable to heat, humidity, drought or poor soils. 20-24”│ Z 4-10 │ 72

From foliage to flower, this selection is able to withstand a wide variety of conditions. Lightly tinted lavender flowers with a yellow inner bloom extend above low, dense rosettes of fuzzy, green foliage in early May. A carefree, easy to grow native that can handle root zone competition. Excellent groundcover for erosion control. 12–15” ǀ 5(4)–9 ǀ LP32

Eriogonum allenii ‘Little Rascal’

An elegant and noble addition to any shade landscape, this Japanese tree grass softens any major focal point in the landscape such as mature trees, boulders or stone patios. A truly graceful coloring with its creamy white margin. 24-36” │ Z 5-8 │ LP32

Variety is the spice of life and the abundant blooms of this selection are sure to bring life to your retail benches and perennial border. Selected for dense, compact and tidy habit, ‘Salsa’ starts red and gently ages to a mix of orange and yellow. Late season appeal. Best in full sun and average to moist, well-drained soil. 18-20”│ Z 3-9 │ 50

Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Cocomint’ PP24927

A fantastic native species that attracts butterflies, bumblebees and hummingbirds! This dependable garden plant features golden umbels of tiny yellow flowers from June – Sept., aging to bronze then nice seed heads in fall. Gray-green leaves are neat, low-growing. Drought-tolerant and durable for most landscapes and containers. 16-24”│ Z 5-10 │ LP32

‘Cocomint’ shines in the shade with its bright green foliage accented in silver highlights. From the Carnival™ series of Heucheras—a collection of alumroots that pack a punch of fantastic foliage, tidy mounding habits and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance. An excellent addition to the shady garden or mixed container. 10-12” │ Z 4-9 │ 72

Eupatorium ‘Phantom’ PP18354

Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Peach Parfait’ PP24928

This short and sweet dwarf variety is fantastic for use in perennial borders, rain gardens and mixed containers with its shorter stature and upright habit. Attractive dome-shaped clusters of tiny, rosy-purple blooms are a favorite of butterflies, lasting from midsummer to fall before turning into tufts of seed heads. Clump-forming with coarse leaves on sturdy stems. 2-3’│ Z 4-8 │ LP32

‘Peach Parfait’ pops in the shade with eye-catching, slightly ruffled peachy foliage touched by deep orange veining and silver highlights. From the Carnival™ series of alumroots that pack a punch of fantastic foliage, tidy mounding habits and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance. An excellent addition to the shady garden or mixed container. 10-12” │ Z 4-9 │ 72


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Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Plum Crazy’ PP24771

Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’ PP24895

Rich silver highlights on deep purple foliage shine in the shady garden or mixed container, with hints of mauve peeking out from the undersides of the leaves. From a collection of alumroots that pack a punch of fantastic foliage, tidy mounding habits and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance. 10-12” │ Z 4-9 │ 72

North Creek is proud to bring Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’ to the market. Fantastic foliage stays green until Halloween! Selected by Paul Miskovsky on Cape Cod for upright habit, compact size and early flowering. Its perfect, tidy stature combines the toughness of seaside Panicum with the neatness of garden worthy cultivars. Great texture and movement in the landscape! 24-30” │ Z 4-9 │ 50 + LP50

Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Watermelon’ PP24803

Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’ PP20013

Wonderful shades of peaches, pinks and greens grace this compact variety’s foliage, with hints of bright pink popping from the undersides of the leaves for shade or containers. Exceptional heat and humidity tolerance. 10-12” │ Z 4-9 │ 72

Iris cristata ‘Eco Bluebird’

A diminutive woodland beauty with blue-purple flowers, orange crests and white throats surrounded in navy blue. A consistently strong performer that is thicker and more robust than the species. Very attractive, versatile and easy to care for. 6-8”│ Z 5-9 │ 50

Dark and handsome shiny foliage with tall wands of pink flowers. Looks delicate but, nothing in the garden is easier to care for than the ‘Dark Towers’ selection. Excellent contrasting foliage for other plants in the landscape. 30-36”│ Z 3-8 │ 50

Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Little Henry’ PP23590

All the promise of big brother ‘Henry Eliers’ at roughly 3 ft tall, the short stature of ‘Little Henry’ is ideal for more compact, smaller scale perennial borders. Narrow, upright habit with uniquely quilled, golden yellow petals. Excellent in a container, for cut flowers, or for birds and butterflies. Grows in a variety of soils from moist to fairly dry. 3-4’│ Z 4-8 │ LP32

Muhlenbergia reverchonii Undaunted®

Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s Pick’

Osmunda claytoniana

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ PP25202

Reddish mauve flower spikes bloom late summer into fall—and intensifies when backlit by the setting sun. Striking when planted en masse or as an accent in a perennial border. This warm season grass’s finetextured, green foliage forms a tidy mound. Heat and drought tolerant, long-lived and low maintenance. 15-18”│ Z 5-10 │ 50 Broad green fronds are “interrupted” in the middle by spore-bearing pinnae (leaflets) in early summer, hence the common name. Forming a lovely spreading vase habit, this low-maintenance native fern makes a distinctive addition to the shade border or woodland garden. 2-4’│ Z 2-8 │ LP32

This drought tolerant gem has over the top flower power. Selected and named by Mississippi plantswoman, Peachie Saxon, this selection has a tidy, uniform habit and stands up to heat and humidity. It’s profuse and long lasting, from mid-summer to early fall. These purple pincushion flowers are perfect for pollinators! Prefers full sun and average, well drained soils. 12-18”│ Z 5-9 │ 50

A North Creek discovery sure to give a brilliant performance in the landscape, worthy of applause. It keeps a tight, upright habit throughout the entire season and has stood strong even in the rich soils of our trial gardens. It has quickly become an industry favorite– from spring through fall and into winter. 3-4’│ Z 3-8 │ 50 + LP50

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The BUZZ

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THE BEE’S KNEES! With the help of beekeeper extraordinaire, Walt Broughton, we are now employing the power of bees— 1.2 million workers to be exact! Our collection of hives not only brings life to our trial gardens, but also supports Walt’s effort to increase populations of northern-hardy genetic strains of honey bees. This campaign dovetails perfectly into North Creek’s vision to be a leader in the development and practice of sustainable horticultural systems. ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE IPM PRACTICES

READ MORE ABOUT THE NUCLEUS PROVIDING CAMPAIGN @ North Creek’s Blog: This Week @ the Creek! http://northcreeknurseries. blogspot.com/2014/09/ catchin-buzz-at-creek.html

North Creek is very serious about our responsibility to the habitats in which our plants will ultimately thrive. Protecting people and the environment has been our priority for the past 27 years. And like our customers, our use of pesticides has always been a sensitive subject. In keeping with our mission, every effort is made to grow plants in the safest and most sustainable manner possible.

Stop, think, connect: How are our collective actions affecting our people, affecting others including our customers, and affecting our environment? Our product mix provides food and habitat for wildlife. Our use of beneficial insects is a frontline preventative and always the first step in our Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The pillars of our IPM program include: SETTING ACTION THRESHOLDS

• Treat only when populations cause economic damage

SCOUTING + IDENTIFICATION

• Proper pest ID is critical • Only the best method of treatment

• Track pest and beneficial populations

• Gauge the effectiveness of treatments

• Prevention and Control


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• Identify appropriate time to take action

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nematodes, beneficial predatory insects, soft chemistry (or and natural based bio fungicides) • Prevent populations from reaching action threshold • Treatment made on case by case basis and treated according to specific issue • Reach a preventable level to allow beneficial to catch up

Comprehensive IPM process @ http://www.northcreek nurseries.com/index.cfm/ fuseaction/news.detail/recID/90/ index.htm

North Creek employs neonicotinoid-free growing practices. Safer for the planet + pollinators!

1. Pycnanthemum muticum 2. Physostegia ‘Pink Manners’ 3. Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ 4. Monarda bradburiana 5. Asclepias incarnata 6. Eupatorium ‘Gateway’ 7. Pennstemon ‘Red Riding Hood’ 8. Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ 9. Baptisia australis 10. Lobelia cardinalis

+ FEEDBACK “Congratulations to North Creek Nurseries on your 27 successful years! I have been a small greenhouse purchaser almost since your beginning and have always been very pleased with your shipments. I recall visiting your facilities when you first started and I knew then that the growing of plants was important to you. Again, enjoy nature, congratulations, keep planting–the world needs more plantaholicis!” Carolyn S. Wilson Country Hills Greenhouse

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A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. – Liberty Hyde Bailey


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This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek. Truly an unparalleled collection of garden worthy plants that stand the test of time.

“I just wanted to let you know that I received my order this morning and everything is very satisfactory. You do business the ‘ol fashioned way—PERFECTLY! Thank you and congratulations to everyone at North Creek!” John Collins Manteo, NC

From a 27-acre Virginia Beach estate to an infamous bathroom-breakturned-plant-finding-experience along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. From Dewey Beach, DE to the southern sand dunes of North Carolina. Each North Creek Unique™ variety has a special story to tell—these introductions are made possible through partnerships with plant collectors, garden enthusiasts, breeders and horticultural institutions around the world.

“The plants arrived yesterday—they are so healthy and well packed and well rooted and beautiful. Thanks to all! Also, when you have a moment, please send a new catalog. Thanks again.” Mary Larkin Gardens by the Sea

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naturally native from the ground up This collection of woodland natives is the perfect alternative to Liriope, Vinca and English Ivy. They’re ready to take on tough soil conditions, control erosion and look great all the while. A wide-ranging assortment of perennials, sedges, grasses and ferns perfectly suited for the native woodland garden. Shady Groundhuggers™ can be planted directly into the landscape or grown for quick-turn retail sales in quart and 1 and 2 gallon production. Husky, 4 inch deep root systems are ideal for projects focused on landscape restoration, soil stabilization and enhancing native habitat. This North Creek collection of shade loving natives is available in trays of LP32.

+ FEEDBACK “Everything arrived nicely yesterday. Being that this was my first time ordering I couldn’t quite picture how it would ship and was holding my breath on crushed plants. The packaging system is quite simple and effective and all plants are very happy! I am already planning for spring! Thank you.” Stephanie Gash Verdant Land Design “We received the plants from you today and they are beautiful. Liners like this make it easy for us to grow and finish beautiful plants. Thank you!” Daryl Kobesky, LLA Production Manager Pleasant Run Nursery

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Achillea millefolium ‘Oertel’s Rose’ [2] │ common yarrow Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ │ common yarrow Achillea millefolium ‘Pomegranate’ │ common yarrow

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strong growing; excellent heat + humidity tolerance

long blooming, burgundy flowers; excellent cut flower

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weed-blocking mat of foliage w/ intense red flowers sturdy habit, flower power, drought tolerant │ PP20763 red flowers mature to yellowish cast │ PP18401

triple threat for shade; beautiful flowers, foliage + fruit

✓ highly ornamental native mint w/ fragrant foliage very popular selection; less pinching in production bronzy-orange blooms w/ silver foliage + spicy fragrance

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clouds of bright chartreuse flowers; scalloped foliage

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LP50

op

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

3–8

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

3–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ late season color for dry shade; will naturalize easy pot crop for quick-turn fall sales; light-blue flowers

✓ small, white, daisy-like flowers in autumn; avg–dry soil

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Aster divaricatus ‘Eastern Star’ [1] │ white wood aster Aster ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’ [4] │ heath aster

1

Aster × frikartii ‘Mönch’ [6] │ Frikart’s aster

2

Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’ [2] │ smooth blue aster Aster lateriflorus ‘Lady in Black’ │ calico aster Aster novae-angliae │ New England aster

3

4

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ │ New England aster Aster novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’ │ New England aster Aster novi-belgii │ New York aster Aster oblongifolius ‘October Skies’ │ aromatic aster

5

6

7

Aster oblongifolius ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ │ aromatic aster Aster tataricus ‘Jindai’ [3] │ Tatarian aster Aster ‘Wood’s Light Blue’ │ aster

8

9

10

Aster ‘Wood’s Pink’ [7] │ aster Aster ‘Wood’s Purple’ │ aster Asteromea mongolica [5] │ Japanese aster Baptisia australis [8] │ blue wild indigo Baptisia tinctoria [9] │ North American wild indigo Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’ [14] │ wild indigo Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ [12] │ wild indigo Baptisia Prairieblues™ ‘Midnight’ [13] │ wild indigo

11

12

13

14

Baptisia Prairieblues™ ‘Solar Flare’ │ wild indigo Baptisia × bicolor Prairieblues™ ‘Starlite’ [10] │ false indigo Baptisia × variicolor Prairieblues™ ‘Twilite’ [11] │ false indigo Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screaming Yellow’ │ yellow wild indigo

15

Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’ │ false aster Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta │ calamint Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa ‘White Cloud’ [16] │ lesser calamint Callirhoe involucrata [17] │ purple poppymallow

16

Callisia rosea ‘Morning Grace’ [15] │ Piedmont roseling Caltha palustris [18] │ yellow marsh marigold Caryopteris ‘Dark Knight’ │ bluebeard

17

18

19

Caryopteris × clandonensis Grand Bleu® ‘Inoveris’ │ bluebeard Caryopteris ‘Longwood Blue’ [19] │ bluebeard Caryopteris divaricata ‘Snow Fairy’ [20] │ bluebeard Ceratostigma plumbaginoides [22] │ blue leadwood

20

21

22

Chelone glabra [21] │ white turtlehead


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

18–24”

3–8

50

veg

6–8”

5–8

72 + LP32

3’

5–9

3–4’

Plant Attributes FS

NA BF

HB DR

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

PS SH

✓ ✓

50

veg

single, lavender-blue flowers w/ golden yellow centers

4–8

50 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ superlative selection w/ large 1” diameter blue flowers

3’

3–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

deep, red-purple foliage w/ smoky-pink flowers in fall

4–6’

3–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ showy native; must-have nectar source for pollinators

18”

3–8

50 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

one of the most garden-worthy selections available

18”

3–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

sport of A. ‘Purple Dome’; pink flowers + mildew resistant

3–5’

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ upland cousin of A. novae-angliae; strong populations

18”

5–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

tolerant of drought + poor soil; excellent groundcover

3’

3–8

72 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ latest blooming NCN variety; dry, mid-height meadow

3–5’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

shorter form of the species w/ blue flowers; stoloniferous

12–15”

4–8

72

veg

rounded pot presentation, very easy to grow

12–18”

5–8

72

veg

clear pink flowers w/ gold centers; mildew + rust free

12”

5–8

72

veg

round mound of green foliage covered w/ purple blooms

2–3’

4–8

72

veg

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

tough + easy to grow; hundreds of double white flowers

3–4’

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

3’

4–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

elegant yellow blooms; B. sphaerocarpa × B. alba

3’

4–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

charcoal-gray stems w/ purple-blue inflorescences

4’

4–9

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

long-lived w/ deep, blue-violet flowers │ PP20432

2–3’

5–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

yellow pea-like flowers age to a deep orange │ PP20408

2–3’

5–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

soft blue flowers that glow white at the base │ PP19971

4–5’

4–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

striking violet-purple blooms w/ yellow keel │ PP19011

2–3’

5–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

profuse + intense flowering period; very popular

4–5’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

undemanding native; tolerant of wet + dry conditions

12–15”

5–9

72

veg

1–2’

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

6–8”

4–8

50

op

8–10”

6(5)–10

50

veg

8–12”

3–7

LP50

op

✓ ✓

30”

5–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

reliable performer w/ a profusion of deep blue flowers

24–36”

5–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

a NCN trial garden standout; compact + neat │ PP17837

42”

5–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

silvery foliage w/ long-blooming, violet-blue flowers

30–36”

4–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

compact variety w/ white rimmed foliage; blue flowers

9–12”

4–9

72

veg

4–8

50 + LP50

op

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

a groundcover w/ brilliant blue flowers + red calyces

2–4’

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

OF

CF

ST

EC

✓ shorter habit + white blooms; groundcover for dry shade ✓ dense, low-growing carpet covered w/ white flowers

compound foliage w/ blue flower spikes; meadow species serpentine soils/harsh urban conditions; yellow stems

mint-scented foliage w/ tiny, pale-blue flowers; texture

larger + showier bright white flowers; avg–dry sites

vivid purple, cup-shaped flowers; requires good drainage

✓ ✓

clean foliage + flower power - not to be overlooked

✓ buttercup flowers dot a green carpet of cordate foliage

showy white blooms; native to moist meadows + swamps

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ [4] │ pink turtlehead Chelone obliqua ‘Tiny Tortuga’ │ red turtlehead Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Allen Bush’ [2] │ green and gold

1

Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Superstar’ [1] │ green and gold Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe │ green and gold Chrysopsis mariana [5] │ Maryland goldenaster

2

Coreopsis Big Bang™ ‘Full Moon’ │ tickseed Coreopsis ‘Crème Brûlée’ [9] │ tickseed Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’ [3] │ tickseed Coreopsis Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope™ [7] │ tickseed

3

4

Coreopsis Permathread™ ‘Red Satin’ [8] │ tickseed Coreopsis ‘Route 66’ │ tickseed Coreopsis ‘Sienna Sunset’ [6] │ tickseed

5

Coreopsis pubescens ‘Sunshine Superman’ [10] │ star tickseed

6

Coreopsis verticillata [12] │ whorled tickseed Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ │ whorled tickseed Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ │ whorled tickseed

7

8

9

Delosperma cooperi [14] │ ice plant Delosperma dyeri │ ice plant Delosperma Fire Spinner® [11] │ ice plant Delosperma nubigenum ‘Basutoland’ │ ice plant

10

11

12

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Fire Wonder’ [13] │ ice plant Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Golden Wonder’ [13] │ ice plant Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ [13] │ ice plant Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Orange Wonder’ [13] │ ice plant Delosperma Wheels of Wonder™ ‘Violet Wonder’ [13] │ ice plant Delphinium exaltatum [17] │ tall larkspur Dicentra eximia [15] │ bleeding heart Dracocephalum ruyschianum ‘Blue Dragon’ │ dragonhead

13

Echinacea paradoxa [18] │ yellow coneflower Echinacea purpurea │ eastern purple coneflower Echinacea Big Sky Sundown™ ‘Evan Saul’ [19] │ coneflower

14

15

Echinacea Big Sky Harvest Moon™ ‘Matthew Saul’ │ coneflower Echinacea Big Sky Sunrise™ ‘Sunrise’ [16] │ coneflower Echinacea Butterfly™ ‘Cleopatra’ │ coneflower Echinacea Butterfly™ ‘Julia’ │ coneflower

16

17

18

19

Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ │ coneflower


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes

2–3’

4–7

72 + LP50

veg

NA BF

HB DR

18–24”

4–9

72

veg

8”

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

50

veg

✓✓ ✓

semi-evergreen foliage topped w/ golden flowers

✓✓ ✓

shorter stems and stolons that spread above ground

6–8”

FS

6”

5–8

50 + LP32

veg

18–24”

4–9

LP50

op

18–24”

6–9

72

veg

18–24”

5–8

72

veg

12–18”

5–10

72

14–20”

5–8

15–18”

PS SH

OF

CF

ST

✓ ✓

EC

lustrous foliage w/ red stems + rose-pink flowers container friendly, compact selection │ PPAF strong growing groundcover for well-drained sites

salt-tolerant, coastal species ideal for dry, sandy soils

well-branched w/ 3” yellow blooms │ PP19364

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

vigorous grower w/ fuller overall appearance │ PP16096

veg

✓ ✓

top seller w/ uniquely fluted yellow petals │ PP18789

72

veg

5–9

72

veg

2’

5–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

16–20”

5–9

72

veg

12–18”

5–9

72

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

18–24”

5–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

charming yet tough native for a mid-height meadow

18–24”

5–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

often sold as a vernalized liner in spring - order early!

12–18”

5–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

6”

6–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

eye-catching purple-pink flowers above succulent foliage

3”

5–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

starburst-shaped flowers in shades of orange + coral

2”

5–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

inner band of purple-pink changes to glowing orange

2–4”

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

brilliant yellow flowers atop a mat of green foliage

4–6”

6–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

vivid, fiery-red petals w/ yellow + white centers

4–6”

6–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

large, bright-yellow blooms; high-impact groundcover

4–6”

6–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

high-impact, hot pink blooms w/ yellow + white centers

4–6”

6–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

creamsicle-orange + yellow flowers; delightful

4–6”

6–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

bright white centers w/ petals tipped in violet

3–6”

5–8

50

op

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

8–12”

4–8

50 + LP32

op

✓✓ ✓

12–15”

4–7

72

veg

2–3’

5–9

LP50

2–3’

4–9

24–30”

electric-yellow flowers cover threadlike foliage │ PPAF

sturdy upright stems + deep wine-red flowers │ PPAF yellow flowers w/ a ring of burgundy │ PP20609

soft-orange flowers on finely textured foliage │ PP20470 nonstop, golden-yellow blooms from mid-summer to fall

shorter cousin to C. ‘Moonbeam’ w/ all the flower power

spikes of spurred blue flowers; avg–rich soils

✓ ✓

deeply cut foliage w/ pink, heart shaped flowers

✓ ✓

an easy to grow NCN selection w/ snapdragon flowers

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

LP50

op

4–9

72

tc

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

intense orange, flat-topped inflorescences │ PP17659

24–30”

4–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

deep, golden yellow flowers w/ orange cone │ PP17652

24–30”

4–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

elegant, buttery-yellow petals w/ gold cones │ PP16235

15–18”

5(4)–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

compact + sturdy selection w/ yellow flowers │ PP24631

15–18”

5–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

tangerine-orange ray petals + copper cones │ PP24629

24–30”

4–10

72

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

a NCN trial garden standout; well-branched + floriferous

goldfinches love the seeds of this playful native

✓ ✓

rain garden or wet meadow must-have w/ long boom time

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Echinacea Cone-fections™ ‘Butterfly Kisses’ [6] │ coneflower Echinacea Cone-fections™ ‘Milkshake’ [4] │ coneflower

1

2

Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’ [5] │ coneflower

3

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™ [1] │ coneflower Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ [2] │ coneflower Echinacea purpurea PowWow® White │ coneflower

4

5

6

Echinacea purpurea PowWow® Wild Berry │ coneflower Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Star’ │ coneflower Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ │ coneflower Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’ [3] │ coneflower Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’ │ Robin’s plantain Eriogonum allenii ‘Little Rascal’ │ shale barren buckwheat Eryngium ‘Big Blue’ [7] │ eryngo

7

8

9

Eryngium yuccifolium │ button eryngo Eupatorium coelestinum [9] │ blue mistflower Eupatorium dubium ‘Little Joe’ [8] │ Joe Pye weed Eupatorium fistulosum │ trumpetweed

10

11

Eupatorium hyssopifolium [10] │ hyssopleaf thoroughwort Eupatorium perfoliatum │ common boneset Eupatorium ‘Phantom’ │ Joe Pye weed Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum ‘Gateway’ [12] │ Joe Pye weed

12

Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’ [11] │ white snakeroot Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae [17] │ wood spurge Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ [14] │ ornamental strawberry Gaillardia x grandiflora Mesa™ Bright Bicolour [13] │ blanketflower

13

14

Gaillardia x grandiflora Mesa™ Peach │ blanketflower Gaillardia x grandiflora Mesa™ Yellow │ blanketflower Gaura lindheimeri ‘Crimson Butterflies’ [16] │ beeblossom

15

17 16

17

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Rosyjane’ [18] │ beeblossom Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ │ beeblossom Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’ [19] │ beeblossom Gentiana ‘True Blue’ [15] │ bottle gentian

18

19

20

Geranium ‘Dilys’ [21] │ cranesbill Geranium ‘Rozanne’ [22] │ cranesbill Geranium maculatum │ spotted geranium Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ [20] │ spotted geranium

21

22

Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’ │ white bigroot geranium


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes

12–15”

4–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

2–3’

5–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

pompom-like flowers in shades of white │ PP20594

30–36”

4–9

72

tc

4–9

72

tc

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

red-orange ray petals; orange-yellow cone │ PP21022

24–30”

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

3–9

72

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

prominent dark orange discs w/ reddish-pink petals

20–24”

4–10

72

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

pure white flowers w/ yellow centers; first year flowering

20–24”

4–10

72

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

intense rose pink flowers; first year flowering

2–3’

4–8

72 + LP50

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

stronger, more intense, carmine-red flowers

2–3’

4–8

72

scl

24–36”

4–9

72

tc

12–15”

5(4)–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

3-4” white, broad, silky blooms w/ bronze cone ✓ ✓ ✓ sturdy dark brown stems w/ magenta-red ray petals ✓ ✓ tight mat of fuzzy foliage w/ daisy-like, spring flowers

16–24”

5–10

LP32

scl

✓ ✓

long-flowering workhorse for tough, urban conditions

24–30”

4–9

50

tc

✓ ✓ ✓

simply irresistible – from flower to foliage │ PP20636

4–5’

5–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

eye-catching architecture for a dry, sunny site

2–3’

6–11

LP50

op

✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓

3–4’

5–9

LP32

veg

5–8’

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

4–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

3–4’

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

white, flat-topped flowers; tolerant of wet + dry soils

2–3’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

dwarf variety perfect for cottage gardens + containers

5–6’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

mauve-pink flowers atop deep wine red stems – stunning!

3–4’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓

white flowers against mahogany-purple foliage + stems

12–18”

5–7

50

veg

✓ ✓✓

6–8”

3–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

16–18”

5–9

50

scl

bright yellow petals anchored by vibrant red-orange

16–18”

5–9

50

scl

peach colored petals dipped in golden yellow

16–18”

5–9

50

scl

upright, well-branched + non-fading punch of yellow

12–18”

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

compact habit + perfect in production │ PP13189

18–24”

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

whimsical + wonderful all season long │ PP22290

18–24”

5–9

72

veg

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

wine-red buds open to rose-pink blooms; white stamens

18–24”

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

15–20”

3–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

10–15”

5–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

finely cut, sprawling foliage w/ reddish-purple flowers

10–20”

5–8

50

tc

carefree selection w/ everblooming habit │ PP12175

8–12”

4–8

LP32

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓

10–12”

4–8

LP32

tc

8–12”

4–8

50

veg

FS

PS SH

NA BF

HB DR

✓ ✓ ✓

CF

ST

EC

short + sweet w/ pink double flowers │ PP24458

top garden performer in shades of soft pink│ PP18546

✓ a haze of blue flowers on dark red stems; groundcover all the color of E. ‘Gateway’ at half the height │ PP16122

✓ ✓ ✓

highly functional, long-lived species; mesic to moist

✓ an underused white flowering native; coastal, dry sites

carefree, spreading groundcover for sun or dry shade mounds of rich green foliage + vibrant, red flowers

quick turn selection w/ white flowers from Jun–Oct bright blue inner + outer petals; mid-July to mid-Sept

easy to grow native woodland wonder w/ pink flowers

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

OF

✓ ✓

NC Unique selection w/ attractive copper-mocha foliage low maintenance groundcover w/ abundant white flowers

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’ │ bigroot geranium Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’ │ bigroot geranium

1

2

Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ │ bloody cranesbill Geranium sanguineum var. striatum [1] │ bloody cranesbill Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ [3] │ cranesbill Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’ [2] │ cranesbill

3

4

Geum fragarioides [4] │ Appalachian barren strawberry Helenium autumnale

│ common sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ ‘Salsa’ │ sneezeweed Helenium flexuosum ‘Tiny Dancer’ │ sneezeweed

5

6

7

Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ [7] │ sneezeweed Helianthus divaricatus [8]

│ woodland sunflower

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ [6] │ sunflower

7

9

8

Helianthus salicifolius ‘First Light’ │ willowleaf sunflower Helianthus salicifolius ‘Low Down’ [9] │ willowleaf sunflower Helianthus x mult. Garden Candy™ ‘Sunshine Daydream’ [5] │ sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides │ smooth oxeye

10

11

Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Nights’ │ smooth oxeye Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’ │ smooth oxeye Helleborus foetidus [13] │ stinking hellebore Helleborus Brandywine™ │ Lenten rose

12

13

14

Helleborus × ericsmithii Winter Magic™ ‘Candy Love’ [12] │ Lenten rose Helleborus × nigercors Winter Magic™ ‘Snow Love’ [10] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ Mix │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Ballerina Ruffles’ [15] │ Lenten rose

15

16

17

18

Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Grape Galaxy’ [16] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Mango Magic’ [17] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Midnight Ruffles’ [11] │ Lenten rose

19 15

20

21 18

22

Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Night Coaster’ [18] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Pink Fizz’ [22] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Pink Parachutes’ [14] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Red Racer’ [21] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Sunshine Ruffles’ [19] │ Lenten rose Helleborus Winter Thriller™ ‘Wedding Ruffles’ [20] │ Lenten rose Heuchera americana ‘Dale’s Strain’ [23] │ American alumroot Heuchera longiflora [24] │ longflower alumroot

23

24

25

Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Cocomint’ [25] │ alumroot


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes

8–12”

3–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

12–18”

4–8

50

veg

10–15”

5–8

50

veg

9–12”

3–8

50

6–8”

4–8

10–12”

FS

PS SH

NA BF

HB DR

✓ ✓

order early, this tried + true selection is a standout!

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

easy + dependable w/ magenta blooms all summer

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

50

veg

✓ ✓

white flowers w/ light pink veins + stamens

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

carmine-rose blooms; bright orange-red fall foliage

6”

4–7

LP32

veg

3–5’

3–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

18–20”

3–9

50

tc

✓ ✓

tidy habit COVERED w/ bright red blooms │ PPAF

18–36”

4–10

50

scl

✓ ✓

a skirt of yellow ray petals surrounding brown cones

36–40”

4–8

50

veg

festive, multicolored blooms mid-late summer │ PP15124

4–6’

5–9

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

6–8’

4–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

3–4’

5–9a

50

veg

✓ ✓

12–18”

6–10

50

veg

✓ ✓

quick turn for late summer + early fall sales │ PP13197

5–6’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

a stunning NCN Unique selection of H. ‘Capenoch Star’

4–6’

4–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

8 weeks of bright gold blooms; upright + clump forming

3–4’

4–9

50

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

golden-yellow flowers w/ mahogany centers

3–4’

4–9

50

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

tough + easy to grow with bright yellow flowers

12–18”

4–8

18

op

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

dainty, bell-like flowers; finely cut, leathery foliage

12–18”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

a superior seed strain w/ irrefutable beauty + appeal

12–15”

3–9

18

tc

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

we love the pastel hues of yellow + pink │ PP19413

12–15”

3–9

18

tc

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

yellow-white flowering cousin of ‘Candy Love’ │ PP19559

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

single + double blooms in solid + speckled shades

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

double flowering selection in lovely shades of pink

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

3½” wide, single purple flowers w/ dark purple flecks

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

single blooms in creamy shades of apricot; very popular

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

intense, midnight-black, double flowering selection

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

2½” wide, single pure back blooms w/ yellow stamens

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

3” wide single white flowers w/ bold fuchsia speckles

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

petals appear to have been airbrushed in pink

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

Rich hues of 3½” wide burgundy flowers; excellent vigor

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

golden-yellow, double flowers outlined in pink

18–24”

4–8

18

scl

✓ ✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

double white flowers w/ a vibrant green inner eye

18”

4–7

72 + LP32

scl

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

silver-blue marbled foliage streaked in burgundy

8–14”

4–8

LP32

op

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

deep green foliage mottled in silver; reddish fall color

10–12”

4–9

72

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓

tidy green mound; heat + humidity tolerant │ PP24927

OF

CF

ST

EC

magenta-pink blooms atop aromatic sweeps of foliage

pink flowers w/ crimson veins; excellent groundcover

✓✓ ✓

semi-evergreen native alternative to Hedera + Vinca

upland / floodplain meadow species; single yellow flower

handsome display of light yellow flowers in late summer

intense, light-yellow, single, 2-3” flowers an explosion of color at a manageable height │ PP13150

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Peach Parfait’ [1] │ alumroot Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Plum Crazy’ [2] │ alumroot

1

2

3

4

Heuchera × hybrida Carnival™ ‘Watermelon’ [3] │ alumroot Heuchera ‘Circus’ [4] │ alumroot Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ [5] │ alumroot Heuchera ‘Frosted Violet’ │ alumroot

5

6

Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’ [6] │ alumroot Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’ [8] │ alumroot Heuchera macrorhiza ‘Autumn Bride’ [10] │ hairy alumroot Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia ‘Palace Purple’ │ alumroot

7

8

Heuchera villosa ‘Caramel’ [7] │ hairy alumroot Heuchera villosa f. purpurea ‘Bronze Wave’ │ hairy alumroot Hibiscus moscheutos [9] │ rosemallow

9

Hibiscus ‘Blue River II’ [15] │ rosemallow

10

Hibiscus ‘Fantasia’ │ rosemallow Hibiscus ‘Fireball’ │ rosemallow Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’ [13] │ rosemallow

11

12

Hibiscus ‘Lady Baltimore’ [14] │ rosemallow

13

Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’ [11] │ rosemallow Hibiscus ‘Plum Crazy’ │ rosemallow Hibiscus ‘Robert Fleming’ [16] │ rosemallow

14

15

16

17

Hibiscus ‘Sweet Caroline’ [12] │ rosemallow Hypericum calycinum │ St. John’s wort Hypericum calycinum ‘Brigadoon’ [17] │ St. John’s wort Iris cristata [18] │ dwarf crested iris

18

19

Iris cristata ‘Eco Bluebird’ [21] │ dwarf crested iris Iris cristata ‘Powder Blue Giant’ │ dwarf crested iris Iris cristata ‘Tennessee White’ [20] │ dwarf crested iris

20

21

22

23

Iris versicolor [22] │ harlequin blueflag Kalimeris incisa ‘Blue Star’ [19] │ Japanese aster Kalimeris integrifolia ‘Daisy Mae’ [23] │ Japanese aster Lavandula × intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ [24] │ Lavender Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Becky’ │ shasta daisy Leucanthemum × superbum ‘LaCrosse’ [25] │ shasta daisy Liatris microcephala │ dwarf blazing star Liatris spicata [26] │ dense blazing star

24

25

26

Lobelia cardinalis │ cardinalflower


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes

10–12”

4–9

72

tc

10–12”

4–9

72

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓

rich silver highlights on deep purple foliage │ PP24771

10–12”

4–9

72

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓

shades of peaches and pinks to green │ PP24803

12–18”

4–8

72

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

chartreuse w/ deep maroon veining; fall color │ PPAF

12–18”

4–9

72

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓

strong growing w/ chartreuse foliage │ PP17934

12–18”

4–9

72

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓

velvety-purple foliage w/ darker veins │PP15085

1–2’

5–9

72

veg

✓✓

✓ ✓

shiny, purple-red ruffled leaves w/ echoes of silver

12–18”

4–9

72

veg

✓✓

✓ ✓

metallic-silver w/plum underside; dark-purple veins

2’

3–8

50 + LP32

scl

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

tough as nails groundcover; fuzzy foliage + fall blooming

12–18”

2–8

50

scl

✓ ✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

tried + true variety w/ lustrous, deep-purple foliage

12–18”

4–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

apricot new growth fades to soft amber │ PP16560

2’

3–8

72

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

lacquered looking foliage; happily competes w/ roots

3–7’

5–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

4–5’

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

10” wide, pure-white flowers in mid-late summer

3–4’

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

9” lavender-pink flowers; compact habit │ PP11853

4–5’

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

finely textured foliage w/ burgundy blooms │ PP13631

3–4’

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

the king of rosemallow from foliage to flower │ PP10793

4–5’

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

6-8” wide blooms of pink w/ a deep-red eye; stunning!

4–6’

5–9

50

veg

10” wide, crimson-red ruffled flowers; deeply cut foliage

3–4’

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

3’

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

simply stunning–the darkest red we offer │ PP14776

4–6’

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

our longest blooming hybrid; ruffled, bright-pink flowers

15–18”

5–7

72

veg

✓ ✓

attractive groundcover w/ deep-green oval leaves

15–18”

5–7

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

groundcover w/ brilliant chartreuse-yellow foliage

6–8”

5–8

50

veg

✓✓ ✓

understory groundcover for rich, well-drained soil

6–8”

5–9

50

veg

✓✓ ✓

blue-purple flowers w/ orange crests + white throats

6–8”

5–8

50

veg

✓✓ ✓

light blue flowers w/ golden crests + deep blue accents

6–10”

3–9

50

veg

✓✓ ✓

vigorous + prolific bloomer; white flower + yellow crest

2–3’

2–7

LP50

op

✓ ✓

18”

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

ever blooming + compact; pale-blue, daisy-like flowers

2’

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

takes heat + humidity, no sweat; containers or landscape

2–3’

6–9

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

the crème de la crème of lavenders–order early! │ PPAF

3’

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

single white flowers in Jun–Jul; avg–dry soil

10–12”

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

tradition w/ a twist; clear-white, quilled petals

18–24”

4–7

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

fine-textured foliage w/ spikes of rosy-purple flowers

3–5’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

upright spikes bearing pinkish-purple tassels in summer

2–4’

3–8

72 + LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

FS

PS SH

✓✓

NA BF

HB DR

OF

✓ ✓

CF

ST

EC

peachy foliage with deep orange veining │ PP24928

graceful pale-pink to white flowers; stormwater species

plum-pink flowers w/ darker eye; compact │ PP11854

✓ ✓ native iris w/ yellow-throated, blue-violet flowers

✓ ideal species for wet meadows + rain gardens

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’ [2] │ cardinalflower Lobelia siphilitica [1] │ great blue lobelia Lupinus perennis │ sundial lupine

3

Meehania cordata [3] │ Meehan’s mint Mertensia virginica [5] │ Virginia bluebells Mimulus ringens [4] │ Allegheny monkeyflower

1

2

Monarda bradburiana [8] │ eastern beebalm Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’ [6] │ beebalm Monarda fistulosa [7] │ wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’ │ wild bergamot

4

5

Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ │ beebalm Monarda ‘Raspberry Wine’ │ beebalm Nepeta ‘Early Bird’ [9] │ catmint

6

7

Nepeta Junior Walker™ [12] │ catmint

8

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ │ catmint Oenothera berlanderi ‘Siskiyou’ [10] │ evening primrose Oenothera fruticosa [13] │ narrowleaf evening primrose

10

9

Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fireworks’ │ narrowleaf evening primrose Pachysandra procumbens [11] │ Allegheny spurge Packera aurea [14] │ golden groundsel Penstemon digitalis │ foxglove beardtongue

11

12

13

Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ [15] │ foxglove beardtongue Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’ │ foxglove beardtongue Penstemon schmidel ‘Delfts Blue Riding Hood’ [16] │ beardtongue Penstemon schmidel ‘Hot Pink Riding Hood’ │ beardtongue Penstemon schmidel ‘Red Riding Hood’ │ beardtongue Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Filigran’ │ Russian sage Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Superba’ │ Russian sage

14

15

16

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ [19] │ Russian sage Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ [17] │ woodland phlox Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’ [20] │ woodland phlox Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora ‘Triple Play’ │ smooth phlox

17

Phlox maculata ‘Flower Power’ │ wild sweet William

18

Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ [21] │ garden phlox Phlox paniculata ‘David’ [18] │ garden phlox Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’ │ garden phlox

19

20

21

22

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ [22] │ garden phlox


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes

3–4’

5–8

50

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

4–8

72 + LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

12–24”

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

6–10”

5–8

50 + LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓

excellent native alternative to Ajuga or Lamium

18–24”

3–8

LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓

spring ephemeral; must-have for the native woodland

1–3’

4–10

LP50

op

✓✓ ✓ ✓

1–2’

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

from flower to foliage, this species is a knockout!

3–5’

3–8

72 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

long-blooming w/ fragrant red flowers; rain garden

3–5’

3–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ strong competitive species for upland meadows; aromatic

3’

3–8

72 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ pale-lavender, pincushion-like blooms; mildew resistant

12–15”

3–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

a compact mound of lavender-pink flowers │ PP10784

3–4’

3–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

wine-red flowers from Jun-Aug; very mildew resistant

10–12”

3–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

compact mound of gray-green foliage; early spring bloom

18”

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

the non-reseeding progeny of ‘Walker’s Low’

18”

5–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

grey-green foliage w/ bluish-purple flowers Apr-Oct

10–12”

5–9

72

veg

selected for pink flowers, long bloom + attractive foliage

15–18”

4–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ red buds open into beautiful, bright-yellow flowers

15–18”

4–9

72 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ bronze foliage + buds w/ canary-yellow blooms

3–4”

4–9

LP32

tc

12”

4–9

50 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓

3–4’

3–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

30”

4–9

72 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

30–36”

3–8

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

bronze-red foliage w/ masses of pink flowers │ PP20013

18–24”

5–8

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

well-branched + compact w/ pure blue flowers │ PP23065

18–24”

5–8

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

vibrant pink flowers w/ long-lasting color │ PP23089

18–24”

5–8

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

stunning red flowers w/ pollinator appeal │ PP18950

3–4’

4–9

72

veg

upright habit, long bloom period + filigree foliage

3–4’

4–9

72

veg

lavender-blue flowers from Aug-Oct; silvery-gray foliage

2’

4–9

72

veg

compact, mid-sized + low maintenance │ PP11643

12–18”

3–8

72 + LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

full + fragrant violet-blue flowers - a NCN favorite!

8–10”

4–8

72

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

fragrant carpet of pale blue to almost white flowers

12–16”

4–8

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

variegated foliage and shorter stature; pink │ PP21329

36–42”

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

delicately scented white flowers │ PP17551

2–3’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

flowers open pale-blue + darken to a deep violet-blue

3–4’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

bright white + beautiful; fragrant + mildew resistant

2–3’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

fragrant w/ deep, lavender-pink flowers │ PP17793

4–5’

3–8

50 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

tiers of tiny, sweetly scented pink blooms - NCN favorite!

FS

PS SH

NA BF

HB DR

✓✓ ✓

OF

CF

ST

EC

✓ best dark foliaged selection available │PPAF ✓ moist–mesic meadows or stormwater management palmately compound foliage w/ purple pea-like flowers

cheeky, lavender to blue-purple flowers; rain gardens

✓ ✓ ✓

the king of native groundcovers; goodbye ivy + Vinca

✓ excellent native for foliage + flower; basal foliage

✓ ✓ ✓ drought tolerant + tough as nails; basal rosettes ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ selected for red-purple foliage + heat tolerance

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’ [2] │ garden phlox Phlox paniculata ‘Robert Poore’ [1] │ garden phlox

1

2

3

4

Phlox paniculata ‘Shortwood’ [4] │ garden phlox Phlox pilosa │ downy phlox Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ [5] │ creeping phlox Phlox stolonifera ‘Home Fires’ │ creeping phlox

5

Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ [3] │ creeping phlox Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ │ obedient plant Physostegia virginiana ‘Pink Manners’ [6] │ obedient plant Polemonium reptans │ creeping Jacob’s ladder

6

7

8

Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’ [7] │ variegated Jacob’s ladder Porteranthus trifoliatus │ Bowman’s root Porteranthus trifoliatus ‘Pink Profusion’ [8] │ Bowman’s root Pycnanthemum flexuosum [10] │ Appalachian mountainmint

10

9

Pycnanthemum muticum [9] │ clustered mountainmint Ratibida columnifera ‘Red Midget’ [11] │ upright prairie coneflower Ratibita pinnata │ pinnate prairie coneflower Rubus calycinoides [12] │ creeping raspberry Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida [16] │ black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ [13] │ black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Little Goldstar’ [14] │ black-eyed Susan

12

11

Rudbeckia lacinata │ cutleaf coneflower Rudbeckia lacinata ‘Autumn Sun’ │ cutleaf coneflower Rudbeckia maxima │ great coneflower Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ [15] │ sweet coneflower

13

14

15

Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Little Henry’ │ sweet coneflower Rudbeckia triloba │ brown-eyed Susan Ruellia humilis [18] │ fringeleaf wild petunia

16

17

Salvia greggii ‘Maraschino’ │ autumn sage

18

Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’ │ lyreleaf sage Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’ [17] │ little-leaf sage Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Hill’ [22] │ garden sage

19

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ [20] │ garden sage Salvia nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ │ garden sage Salvia nemorosa ‘Marcus’ [19] │ garden sage Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ │ garden sage

20

21

22

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Deep Rose’ [21] │ garden sage


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

2–3’

4–8

50

veg

4–5’

4–8

50

veg

42–48”

4–8

50

1–2’

5–8

6–10”

Plant Attributes FS

PS SH

NA BF

HB DR

OF

CF

ST

EC

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

cherry-red flowers + deep purple foliage │ PP22960

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

spreads via underground runners; dry meadow; pink

5–8

72 + LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓

blue flowers w/ yellow eye; vigorous spreading mat

6–10”

5–8

72

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓

top performer for early spring retail sales; deep-pink

6–10”

5–8

72 + LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓

masses of star-like, clear purple flowers; groundcover

18–24”

3–9

72 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

well-behaved habit; clear white flowers │ PP12637

36”

3–8

72 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

taller sport of ‘Miss Manners’ w/ pink flowers │ PPAF

15–18”

4–8

72 + LP32

op

✓ ✓

unique groundcover for areas w/ avg-moist soil

15–18”

4–8

72 + LP32

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

variegated selection of P. reptans │ PP15187

2–3’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓

mahogany stems, clear-white flowers; unique seed heads

24–30”

4–9

LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓

pink flowering w/ reddish leaves + deep-red stems

2–3’

6(5b)–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

2–3’

4–8

LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

24–36”

3–8

72

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

easy to grow, quick to establish + blooms forever!

3–5’

3–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

combine w/ tall meadow grasses; reflexed yellow petals

6”

6–9

50 + LP32

veg

✓ ✓

24–30”

5–7

72 + LP50

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

smaller + finer than R. ‘Goldsturm’ w/ 10 weeks of flower

2–3’

5–7

72 + LP50

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

bright gold w/ deep-brown cone; blooms Jul-Sept

12–16”

4–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

knee-high knockout w/ excellent branching + tidy habit

5–8’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

elegant, bright-yellow flowers; blooms Aug-Sept

5–6’

5–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

loose clusters of yellow ray flowers; 8+ weeks of bloom

6–7’

5–8

LP32

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

powder-blue basal foliage; towering flower stalks

4–5’

5–7

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

light-yellow, quilled flowers; great w/ Joe Pye weed

3–4’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

the diminutive cousin of ‘Henry Eilers’; small landscapes

2–3’

5–7

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

a biennial prized by butterflies + hummingbirds

2–3’

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

3–4’

7–10

72

veg

18”

6–9

50

scl

✓ ✓

3’

7–9a

72

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

18–30”

4–9

72

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

go-to sage that ranks alongside ‘Marcus’ + ‘May Night’

18–30”

4–9

72

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

violet flowers + dark purple stems atop clean foliage

18–30”

4–9

72

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

violet purple, tubular flowers w/ aromatic foliage

18–30”

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

tidy cousin of ‘May Night’; very floriferous │ PP13322

18–24”

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

garden worthy classic w/ deep violet-blue spikes in May

18–30”

4–9

72

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

compact like ‘Marcus’ w/ rose-pink flowers │ PPAF

✓ ✓

mid-sized selection w/ fragrant pink flowers │ PP10379

✓ larval host, soil stabilizer, aromatic – garden worthy! ✓ highly competitive work horse for extreme sites + slopes

creeping groundcover w/ outstanding texture + fall color

✓ drought tolerant prairie native; mid-height meadows

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

long-blooming form w/ rose-pink petals; clean foliage

✓ ✓

nearly everblooming variety w/ fetching scarlet flowers basal rosettes of shiny burgundy leaves; lilac-blue flowers

bicolor sage w/ months of intense flowering

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Salvia nemorosa ‘Snow Hill’ │ garden sage Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ [1] │ pincushion flower

3

Scutellaria incana [2] │ hoary skullcap Scutellaria ovata [3] │ heartleaf skullcap Sedum ‘Autumn Fire’ [9] │ stonecrop Sedum ‘Bertram Anderson’ │ stonecrop

1

2

Sedum cauticolum ‘Lidakense’ │ stonecrop 306 Sedum floriferum ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ │ orange stonecrop Sedum ‘Matrona’ │ stonecrop Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Spruce’ │ reflexed stonecrop

4

5

6

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ [5] │ stonecrop Sedum sexangulare [7] │ six-angled stonecrop Sedum sieboldii │ Siebold’s stoncrop

7

8

Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’ │ stonecrop Sedum spectabile ‘Neon’ [4] │ stonecrop Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’ [6] │ stonecrop Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ │ stonecrop

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Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Cherry Tart’ │ stonecrop

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Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Dazzleberry’ │ stonecrop Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Lime Zinger’ [10] │ stonecrop Sedum telephium Autumn Charm™ ‘Lajos’ │ stonecrop

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Sedum telphinum ‘Autumn Joy’ │ stonecrop Sedum ternatum ‘Larinem Park’ [8] │ three-leaved stonecrop Sedum ‘Vera Jamison’ │ stonecrop Silene caroliniana var. wherryi ‘Short and Sweet’ [11] │ Wherry’s catchfly

12

13

Sisyrinchium angustifolium ‘Lucerne’ [13] │ narrowleaf blue-eyed grass Solidago caesia │ wreath goldenrod Solidago graminifolia │ flat-top goldenrod

14

15

Solidago ‘Little Lemon’ [12] │ goldenrod

16

Solidago odora [14] │ anisescented goldenrod Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ [17] │ wrinkleleaf goldenrod Solidago sempervirens │ seaside goldenrod Solidago ‘Solar Cascade’ [15] │ goldenrod Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ │ autumn goldenrod Spigelia marilandica [18] │ Indian pink Spiranthes cernua var. odorata ‘Chadds Ford’ [19] │ fragrant lady’s tresses

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Stachys ‘Helene Von Stein’ [16] │ lamb’s ear


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes

18–30”

4–9

72

veg

12–15”

5–10

72

veg

3–4’

4–9

LP50

veg

18”

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

3–9

50

veg

a more upright ‘Autumn Joy’; thicker + more consistent

6–8”

3–9

72

veg

spreading foliage emerges blue and darkens to purple

12”

3–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

blue foliage is hidden in summer by pink star flowers

6”

3–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

groundcover w/ yellow star-shaped flowers in late spring

2–3’

3–9

50

veg

strong, shiny red stems; large, pale-pink flower heads

3–6”

3–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

conifer-like blue foliage; tight weed-resistant mat

6–10”

3–11

72

veg

✓ ✓

chartreuse to yellow needle-like foliage; fall color

6–10”

3–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

highly adaptable groundcover; green roof approved!

6–10”

3–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

silver-blue scalloped foliage; bright pink fall flowers

2’

3–9

50

veg

compact habit + late season show of lavender-pink bloom

18”

3–9

50

veg

much deeper rose-pink sister of ‘Brilliant’ - intense!

3–6”

3–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

weed-suppressing mat w/ rose-pink late summer flowers

3–6”

3–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

foliage attractive throughout the season; red fall color

6”

4–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

red foliage w/ pink, 5” diameter flower clusters

8”

4–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

compact, blue-gray foliage; raspberry-pink flowers

6”

4–9

72

veg

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

lime-green foliage w/ crisp, contrasting red edge

12–18”

✓ ✓

2–3’

3–9

50

veg

rosy pink flowers age to salmon bronze; crowd favorite!

6”

3–9

72 + LP32

veg

1’

3–9

50

veg

12–18”

4–7

72

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓

8–10”

5–9

72

tc

✓ ✓

2–3’

4–8

LP50

op

3–4’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

12–18”

4–9

50

veg

2–4’

4–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

3–4’

4–9

50 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ radiating flowers; 1-2 gal. fall perennial program

3–6’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ dune restoration projects + stormwater management

2–3’

3–8

50 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

18–24”

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

18”

6–9

72 + LP32

veg

1–2’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓ ✓

12”

4–9

50

veg

FS

PS SH

NA BF

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

HB DR

OF

CF

✓ ✓

EC

sport of ‘Blue Hill’ w/ soft-white flowers + fragrance fantastic performer w/ blue-purple, pincushion flowers eastern meadow native w/ purple-blue flowers underutilized shade native w/ purple-metallic foliage

variegated, creamy leaf margins + bright pink flowers

✓ ✓

whimsical round leaves arranged in threes; shade tolerant

✓ ✓

blue-green leaves slowly turn a deep burgundy-purple native substitute for Dianthus; compact + easy to grow

✓✓ ✓ ✓

ST

charming + versatile selection w/ purple-blue flowers

✓ great w/ A. cordifolius + Chasmanthium; dry shade

✓ golden, flat-topped inflorescences; moist meadows

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

compact + a quick finish in 1-gallon containers

licorice scented foliage + stunning fall color

✓ yellow, axillary flower clusters; very drought tolerant semi-evergreen, heart-shaped leaves; great groundcover a spectacular native w/ tubular, red-yellow flowers fragrant + hardy native orchid; moist soil, bog + swamp

✓ ✓

dense mat of woolly silver-gray leaves; can take the heat

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Perennials

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ [3] │ betony Stachys ‘Silver Carpet’ [2] │ lamb’s ear

2

Stokesia ‘Colorwheel’ [1] │ Stokes’ aster Stokesia laevis ‘Blue Danube’ [4] │ Stokes’ aster Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s Pick’ │ Stokes’ aster Stylophorum diphyllum [5] │ celandine poppy

1

Thalictrum rochebrunianum [6] │ meadow rue Thermopsis caroliniana [7] │ Aaron’s Rod Thermopsis chinensis ‘Sophia’ │ Chinese bush pea Tiarella cordifolia [9] │ heartleaf foamflower

3

4

5

Tiarella cordifolia ‘Brandywine’ │ heartleaf foamflower Tiarella cordifolia ‘Running Tapestry’ [12] │ heartleaf foamflower Tiarella cordifolia var. collina ‘Oakleaf’ │ heartleaf foamflower Tiarella ‘Elizabeth Oliver’ │ heartleaf foamflower

6

Tradescantia ohiensis [8] │ bluejacket Tradescantia ‘Concord Grape’ │ spiderwort Tradescantia ‘Red Grape’ │ spiderwort Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ │ spiderwort

7

Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ │ toad lily Tricyrtis ‘Sinonome’ [13] │ toad lily Verbena hastata │ swamp verbena

8

9

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ │ verbena Vernonia glauca │ broadleaf ironweed Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ [14] │ ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis │ New York ironweed

10

11

12

Veronica spicata Royal Candles™ ‘Glory’ [10] │ spiked speedwell Veronica ‘Whitewater’ [11] │ Speedwell Veronicastrum virginicum [17] │ Culver’s root Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Lavender Towers’ │ Culver’s root

13

Viola ‘Etain’ [15] │ violet Viola ‘Purple Showers’ │ marsh blue violet Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’ [18] │ prostrate blue violet Zizia aurea [16] │ golden zizia

14

15

16

17

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Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Hardiness

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes

18–20”

4–8

50

veg

12”

4–9

50

veg

✓ ✓ ✓

18–24”

4–8

50

veg

18”

5–9

50

veg

12–18”

4–8

50

tc

18–24”

4–9

LP32

op

4–6’

4–8

50

op

✓ ✓

3–4’

5–8

LP50

op

15–20”

5–8

72

veg

8–12”

4–8

72 + LP32

op

8–10”

4–8

72 + LP32

10–12”

4–8

10–12”

FS

PS SH

NA BF

HB DR

OF

CF

ST

EC

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

excellent for flowers and foliage; stoloniferous

✓ ✓

3” flowers open white + age to lavender + dark purple

✓ ✓

upward-facing flowers of silvery sky-blue; cut flower

✓ ✓

very compact w/ incredible flower power – it’s back!!!

✓✓ ✓

smaller leaves + finer texture than ‘Helene von Stein’

easy to grow, dense shade groundcover

beautiful en masse; clump former w/ lots of appeal

✓ ✓

Clump-forming w/ dense spikes of yellow flowers in June

✓ ✓

many spikes of soft canary-yellow flowers in spring

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

creates a sizable colony via underground stems

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

glossy, rugose leaves with excellent fall + winter color

72 + LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

red speckled, deeply dissected heart shaped foliage

4–8

72 + LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

long bloom w/ light pink flowers + burgundy winter color

8–10”

4–8

72

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

tidy clump w/ striking red streaked leaves

24–30”

4–9

LP50

op

18”

5–8

50

veg

✓✓

arching blue green foliage w/ violet blue flowers

2’

5–8

50

veg

✓✓

triangular red-violet flowers w/ fuzzy magenta stamens

18”

5–8

50

tc

18”

4–8

50

veg

24–30”

5–8

50

veg

✓✓ ✓✓ ✓✓

4–6’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

short-lived perennial that readily self-sows where happy

10–12”

7–10

72

veg

deep purple clusters Jun-Nov; annual in zone 6 or less

3–5’

6–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

30–36”

4–9

50 + LP50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

Amsonia-like foliage w/ tight, compact habit; fall bloom

4–7’

5–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

a lovely native species for stormwater management

12–15”

6–9

72

veg

✓ ✓

blue-purple spikes are upright + plentiful │ PP18932

4–6”

4–7

72

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

dense dark-green foliage; white flowers │ PP22783

4–6’

3–10

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

white flowering; tough + long-lasting once established

4–5’

3–10

50

veg

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

long mid-summer spikes of pale purple flowers

6–8”

4–8

72

veg

✓✓

6–8”

4–8

72

veg

✓✓

3–5”

6–8

72 + LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓

1–2’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

great landscape plant for sunny locations; PA provenance

vibrant golden-yellow foliage w/ deep-blue flowers

✓ ✓

creamy-gold leaf margin; purple-speckled lily-like flowers white flowers w/ ruby speckling; drought tolerant

the shorter, more upland version of V. noveboracensis

large, lemon-yellow flowers rimmed in deep lavender clump-forming w/ large + slightly fragrant purple flowers

✓ ✓

dense, tidy mat of attractive silver foliage; purple flower

wet meadows, thickets + swamps; high ecological value

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Fantastic Ferns

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Adiantum pedatum [10] │ northern maidenhair Athyrium angustum forma rubellum ‘Lady in Red’ │ northern lady fern 1

2

Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides │ southern ladyfern Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’ [3] │ lady fern Athyrium niponicum ‘Regal Red’ [4] │ Japanese painted fern Athyrium niponicum var. pictum [1] │ Japanese painted fern

3

Athyrium × ‘Ghost’ │ lady fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula │ eastern hayscented fern Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ [9] │ Autumn fern

4

Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Radiance’ │ Autumn fern

5

Dryopteris goldiana │ Goldie’s woodfern Dryopteris marginalis │ marginal woodfern Dryopteris × australis │ Dixie woodfern

6

7

8

Matteuccia struthiopteris [5] │ ostrich fern Onoclea sensibilis [2] │ sensitive fern Osmunda cinnamomea [8] │ cinnamon fern Osmunda claytoniana │ interrupted fern Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis │ royal fern Phegopteris decursive-pinnata │ Japanese beech fern Polystichum acrostichoides [6] │ Christmas fern Polystichum polyblepharum [7] │ Korean tasselfern

9

10

Woodwardia virginica │ Virginia chainfern


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

21 reliable fern varieties from Adiantum to Woodwardia—great fern collections start here!

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Height

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Zone

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes FS

PS SH

NA BF

✓✓ ✓

Notes HB DR

OF

✓ ✓

CF

ST

EC

12–30”

3–8

LP32

tc

2–3’

3–8

LP32

op

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

burgundy stripes + lacy, bright green fronds, rhizomatous

2–3’

5–10

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

flourishes in bright shade w/ even moisture, rhizomatous

18–24”

4–9

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

low maintenance w/ tons of texture, ‘crisscross’ pattern

15–18”

4–9

LP32

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

tidy tapestry of color, slowly spreading groundcover

12–18”

4–9

LP32

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

color patterns benefit from some sun; clump forming

24–30”

3–8

LP32

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

silver-white fronds age to green; very popular

18–30”

3–8

LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

18–24”

5–8

LP32

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

pink fiddleheads, coppery-red new growth, green finish

18–30”

5–8

LP32

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

texture, drought tolerance + multi-seasonal appeal

3–4’

3–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

stately stands of broadly arching fronds; rhizomatous

12–18”

3–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

evergreen fronds, tidy clump, neutral to acidic soils

3–4’

5–9

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

coarse, slightly arching, upright fronds; semi-evergreen

3–5’

3–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

1–3’

2–10

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

2–3’

2–10

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

2–4’

2–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓

moist to mesic, vase-shaped, native to eastern US

2–3’

2–10

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

prefers moist, rich, acidic soil; bold + beautiful

1–2’

4–10

LP32

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

excellent landscape fern, large colonies via runners

12–18”

3–9

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

18–24”

5–8

LP32

tc

✓✓

✓ ✓ ✓

12–24”

3–10

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

rhizomatous, elegant foliage w/ wiry black stems

✓ vigorous spreader; moist to avg soil; coppery fall color

✓ will roam in consistently damp soil; statuesque smooth leaves, tolerates moist to very wet soil

durable w/ cinnamon-colored fertile fronds in spring

✓ top seller with tidy habit + lustrous evergreen fronds shiny, evergreen leaves + coppery, fuzzy stems

✓ prefers damp, boggy soils; quickly spreading groundcover

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Grass Collections

FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

Latin Name │ Common Name Acorus americanus [1] │ sweetflag Andropogon gerardii │ big bluestem Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ [4] │ big bluestem Andropogon glomeratus │ bushy bluestem Andropogon virginicus │ broomsedge bluestem Bouteloua curtipendula │ sideoats grama 1 2

2

Bouteloua ‘Blonde Ambition’ [9] │ blue grama Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ [5] │ feather reed grass Calamagrostis brachytricha │ Korean feather reed grass Chasmanthium latifolium [6] │ northern sea oats Deschampsia cespitosa │ tufted hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ [8] │ tufted hairgrass Deschampsia flexuosa │ wavy hairgrass

4 6

3

5

Elymus virginicus │ Virginia wildrye Eragrostis spectabilis │ purple lovegrass Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™ │ common blue fescue Hakonechloa macra ‘Albovariegata’ [2] │ white-striped hakone grass

6

Juncus effusus │ common rush Juncus tenuis │ poverty rush Muhlenbergia capillaris [12] │ pink muhlygrass Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED® │ seep muhly

12

13

Nassella tenuissima │ finestem needlegrass Panicum amarum ‘Dewey Blue’ │ bitter switchgrass Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’ [10] │ switchgrass Panicum virgatum │ switchgrass

7 16

Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ │ switchgrass Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ │ switchgrass Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ │ dwarf fountain grass

8 15

9 17

10

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny’ │ fountain grass Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’ [3] │ fountain grass Schizachyrium scoparium │ little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ [7] │ little bluestem Scirpus cyperinus │ woolgrass Scirpus validus │ softstem bulrush Sorghastrum nutans │ Indiangrass

11

12

Sporobolus heterolepis [11] │ prairie dropseed


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Height

Zone

Size

Prop

Plant Attributes FS

PS SH

NA BF

Notes HB DR

OF

CF

ST

EC

3–4’

3–6

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ideal for fresh water marsh restoration + rain gardens

4–8’

4–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

blue-green foliage; bioretention species + larval host

6’

3–8

50 + LP50

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

show stopping 6’ tower of burgundy fall color │ PPAF

4–6’

5–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

green to bronze-orange w/ fluffy seeds; moist conditions

3–5’

5–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

18–30”

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ anchor species for low meadows + dry urban sites

2–3’

4–9

LP50

veg

4–5’

5–9

50 + LP50

veg

4–5’

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓✓

3’

5–8

50 + LP50

op

✓ ✓✓ ✓

2–3’

4–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

12–24”

4–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

(8”)18”

4–9

LP50

op

2–3’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

18–24”

5–8

LP50

op

10–12”

4–10

50

veg

24–30”

5–8

LP32

tc

3’

2–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ deep-rooted anchor species for stormwater management

1–2’

3–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ drought tolerant, semi-evergreen; will naturalize

2–3’

6–11

50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

pink flower clouds in fall; requires good winter drainage

15–18”

5–10

50

scl

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

heat and drought tolerant; long-lived + low maintenance

15–18”

7(6)–9

50

op

✓ ✓

3–4’

2–9

LP50

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ glaucous foliage + reflexed habit; adapted to dry sites

24–30”

4–9

50 + LP50

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ green until Halloween; compact + early flower │ PP24895

3–5’

2–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ low input species w/ high ecological + wildlife value

6’

2–9

LP50

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ columnar blue selection w/ wide, thick leaf blades

3–4’

2–9

LP50

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ selected for outstanding red color; colors up by June

12–18”

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

compact growth habit + finely textured foliage

10”

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

topped in late summer with fuzzy cream-colored blooms

3’

5–9

50

veg

✓ ✓

best of show; rosey-pink flowers in July │ PP12909

3–4’

3–8

50 + LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ grey-blue, upright foliage; thrives in hot, dry sites

3–4’

3–8

50 + LP50

tc

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ production friendly and upright all seasons │ PP25202

3–5’

4–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ deeply rooted; more drought tolerant than S. validus

6–8’

3–9

LP50

op

✓✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ stormwater runoff species; dark-green hollow stems

3–4’

2–9

LP50

op

✓ ✓

2–3’

3–8

50 + LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ excellent fall color; larval host for Zabulon Skippers ✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

light, airy + elegant w/ versatility + vigor │ PP22048

✓ with a name like this, you cannot go wrong – beautiful! ✓ clouds of puffy, tawny-pink plumes; avg to dry soil ✓ arching, oat-like seedheads; low maintenance + durable ✓ ✓ dense, semi-evergreen tussock w/ showy summer flowers

✓✓ ✓

✓ ✓ tough as nails w/ compact habit + golden-yellow flowers

✓ ✓

finely textured, evergreen foliage; clumper for dry soil

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ fast-growing, mesic/meadow species; blooms Jul–Aug

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ fluffy clouds of bronze-red blooms; irresistible texture

✓ ✓ ✓✓

wow! intense blue foliage; low maintenance │ PP23307

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ graceful habit + easy culture; striking en masse

delicate, thread-like leaves; copper-orange fall color

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ anchor species for meadow restoration; nectar source ✓ ✓

finely textured, deep green foliage w/ coriander scent

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FS=Full Sun PS=Part Shade SH=Full Shade NA=Native

Carex Collection

1

BF=Butterfly HB=Hummingbird DR=Deer Resistant OF=Ornamental Foliage

2

CF=Cut Flower ST=Salt Tolerant EC=Erosion Control

3

Latin Name │ Common Name

Height

Zone

Size

Prop

Carex amphibola [1] │ eastern narrowleaf sedge

1–2’

3–9

LP32

veg

Carex appalachica [3] │ Appalachian sedge

12”

3–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓ ✓✓

Carex cherokeensis │ Cherokee sedge

12–18”

6–9

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓ ✓✓

Carex comosa │ longhair sedge

4–5’

4–7

LP50

op

Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ ‘Kaga-nishiki’ │ sedge

10–12”

5–9

50

veg

✓✓

Carex eburnea │ bristleleaf sedge

6”

2–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex emoryi │ Emory’s sedge

18–24”

5–9

LP50

veg

Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ │ heath sedge

6–10”

5–8

LP32

tc

✓✓

Carex flaccosperma │ thinfruit sedge

6–12”

5–8

LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue™ ‘HOBB’ │ sedge

10–12”

5–9

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Carex lurida │ shallow sedge

2–3’

3–8

LP50

op

Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ [2] │ sedge

15–18”

3–8

LP32

veg

✓✓

2–3’

4–9

LP50

op

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex muskingumensis ‘Oehme’ │ variegated palm sedge

18–24”

4–8

50

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everest’ │ sedge

12–18”

5–10

LP32

veg

✓✓

Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everillo’ │ sedge

12–18”

5–10

LP32

veg

✓✓

Carex oshimensis’ EverColor® ‘Everlime │ sedge

12–18”

5–10

LP32

veg

✓✓

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ │ sedge

12”

5–8

LP32

veg

✓✓

Carex pensylvanica │ Pennsylvania sedge

8–12”

4–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex plantaginea │ plantainleaf sedge

8–10”

4–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex platyphylla │ broadleaf sedge

8–12”

4–8

LP32

tc

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex radiata │ eastern star sedge

1–2’

4–8

LP32

veg

✓✓ ✓ ✓

Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’ │ sedge

12”

5–9

LP32

veg

✓✓

Carex stricta │ upright sedge

3–4’

5–8

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

Carex vulpinoidea │ fox sedge

2–3’

3–7

LP50

op

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

Carex muskingumensis

│ Muskingum sedge

Plant Attributes FS

PS SH

NA BF

✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

DR

ST

EC

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

✓ ✓ ✓

Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’ >


Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™

Vine Collection 2

1

3

4

5

Latin Name │ Common Name

Height

Zone

Size

Prop

Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’ │ Carolina jasmine

4–7’

6–9

50

veg

Lonicera sempervirens [3] │ trumpet honeysuckle

8–12’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Magnifica’ [4] │ trumpet honeysuckle

3–6’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ [5] │ trumpet honeysuckle

3–8’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’ [2] │ trumpet honeysuckle

3–6’

4–8

50

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓

Wisteria macrostachya ‘Blue Moon’ [1] │ Kentucky wisteria

15–25’

3–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓

Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’ │ American wisteria

15–25’

5–9

LP32

veg

✓ ✓✓ ✓

Plant Attributes FS

PS SH

NA BF

HB DR

✓ ✓✓ ✓

OF

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. –Vince Lombardi

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Ferns p. 44

Grasses p. 46

Carex p. 48

Vines p. 49

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