Penstemon digitalis is an upright, clump forming perennial wildflower featuring deep green leaves on strong upright stems. In summer, plants are topped by showy tubular snapdragon-like white flowers which are frequently visited by pollinators. It flourishes in sunny sites with wet or moist...more
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
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
Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella’
‘Cinderella’ features clusters of 2 in. wide vanilla-scented flower heads. Individual flowers within each cluster boast deep pink reflexed petals and a pink to white crown. This selection of swamp milkweed is easily grown in medium to wet soils...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
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
One of the easiest and most rewarding hardy ferns, this selection performs well in any rich, evenly moist soil. It forms a compact clump of fronds, dark green in colour, overlaid in olive and silvery-pewter, with contrasting...more
Plants are characterized by graceful, fern-like mounds of mostly basal leaves. Plumes of snow white, feathery flowers create a very showy landscape accent in moist areas in a shaded to dappled shade setting. ‘Deutschland’, a hybrid cultivar of Japanese...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
Carex plantaginea is an attractive, clump forming woodland sedge that will perform well in partly shaded moist, humus-rich woods. It can tolerate difficult dry conditions once established. The leaves are broad and semi-evergreen with a striking lime green color and puckered surface and provide a nice textural aspect in a...more
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