Lobelia siphilitica is a clump forming perennial that thrives in a moist location. It adapts well to different light conditions like sun or shade as long as it has consistent moisture. The tubular blue flowers start to bloom in July and continue into September. Hummingbirds are enticed by these flowers. ...more
Liatris microcephala is a small upright, clump former. This super cute perennial has grass like foliage with miniature purple flowers that bloom in late summer. This small but mighty plant tolerates xeric growing conditions and is best suited for...more
Stiff aster is an excellent, long-blooming, compact aster ideal for rock gardens or the front of the border and look great massed in groups. Ionactis linariifolius is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. The rather distinctive linear leaves are narrow and almost needle-like. Small...more
Chelone glabra ‘Black Ace’
A cultivar of our native white turtlehead (see Chelone glabra above), ‘Black Ace’s’ distinguishing feature is its dark ebony-green foliage that appears in spring and provides a striking contrast the white snapdragon-like flowers of late summer. ‘Black...more
Yellow wax bells is a large shade-loving herbaceous perennial native to mountainous areas of Japan and Korea. It offers a shrub-like habit, coarse texture, and pale-yellow flowers from late summer to early fall. This elegant plant in the...more
Callicarpa b. ‘Profusion’
Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’ features an outstanding display of violet-purple fruits in fall. Forms a vigorous bushy shrub with small lavender flowers in July and August. New leaf growth has a bronze tinge. Easily grown in sun or...more
Phlox paniculata 'Laura'
This garden phlox cultivar is easy to grow and purportedly mildew resistant, preferring full sun and moist, humus-rich soil. The dense flowers of phlox ‘Laura’ are deep lavender purple with a white eye and appear in later summer and will last until early fall. ...more
Chelone lyonii 'Hotlips'
Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’