Plant Guide: Perennials

Achillea (Yarrow) - Excellent cut flower and summer flowering border plant. Heat and drought resistant plant that prefers full sun and well-drained conditions. Tolerates poor, slightly acid, dry soils. Deadheading extends flowering time.

  • 'Coronation Gold' Zones 3-9
  • millefolium 'Appleblossom' Zones 3-9
  • millefolium 'Cerise Queen' Zones 3-9
  • millefolium 'Paprika' Zones 3-9
  • millefolium 'Pink Grapefruit' Zones 4-8
  • millefolium 'Red Velvet' Zones 3-9
  • millefolium 'Royal Tapestry' Zones 3-9
  • 'Moonshine' Zones 3-8
  • 'Summer Pastels' Zones 3-9
  • 'Terracotta' Zones 3-9

Actaea (Bugbane) – The tall, airy plant produces bottlebrush spikes above loose clusters of compound leaves. Plants prefer moisture retentive, acidic soils and shady locations.

  • racemosa Zones 3-8
  • simplex 'Atropurpurea' Zones 3-8
  • simplex 'Brunette' Zones 4-8
  • simplex 'White Pearl' Zones 4-8

Adenophora (Lady Bells)

  • 'Amethyst' Zones 3-7

Aegopodium (Bishop's Weed)

  • podagraria 'Variegatum' (Variegated Bishop's Weed) Zones 3-8

Agastache (Anise Hyssop)

  • 'Black Adder' Zones 5-9
  • 'Blue Fortune' Zones 6-10
  • rugosa 'Golden Jubilee' Zones 5-9
  • rupestris (Rock Anise Hyssop) Zones 5-8

Ajania (Chrysanthemum)

  • pacifica (Pacific Chrysanthemum) Zones 5-9

Ajuga (Bugle Weed)

  • reptans 'Black Scallop' Zones 3-9
  • reptans 'Bronze Beauty' Zones 3-9
  • reptans 'Burgundy Glow' Zones 3-9
  • reptans 'Silver Queen' Zones 3-9
  • tenorii 'Chocolate Chip' Zones 3-9

Alcea (Hollyhock) – Stately, summer flowering plant reaching 6' tall.

  • rosea 'Blacknight' Zones 2-8
  • rosea Chater's Double Hybrids (Pink) Zones 2-8
  • rosea Chater's Double Hybrids (Yellow) Zones 2-8
  • rosea Chater's Double Hybrids (Scarlet) Zones 2-8
  • rosea 'Crème de Cassis' Zones 3-9
  • rosea 'Indian Spring' Zones 3-9
  • rosea 'Nigra' Zones 2-8
  • rosea 'Peaches 'n' Dreams' Zones 3-9

Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle) – Low growing plant for rock gardens or border. Grow in average soil. Delicate sprays can be dried.

  • erythropoda Zones 3-7
  • mollis 'Thriller' (CU Allstar) Zones 3-7

Alyssum (Madwort)

  • montanum 'Mountain Gold' Zones 4-9

Amsonia (Blue Star)

  • 'Blue Ice' Zones 5-9
  • hubrichtii (threadleaf bluestar) Zones 4-9

Anemone (Windflower) – Most plants flower beginning in September to frost. Prefers rich, well-drained soil. Mulch during winter.

  • hupehensis 'Prince Heinrich' Zones 4-8
  • hupehensis 'September Charm' Zones 4-8
  • sylvestris (Snowdrop Anemone) Zones 4-7
  • tomentosa 'Robustissima' (Grapeleaf Anemone) Zones 4-8
  • x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert) Zones 5-7
  • x hybrida 'Pamina' Zones 5-7
  • x hybrida 'Serenade' Zones 5-7
  • x hybrida 'Whirlwind' Zones 5-7

Aquilegia (Columbine) – Spring or early summer flowers in a variety of colors. Prefers rich, well-drained soil in light to moderate shade. Good in borders and as a cut flower.

  • 'Biedermeier' Zones 3-9
  • canadensis Zones 3-8
  • canadensis 'Little Lanterns' Zones 3-8
  • flabellata (Cameo series mix) Zones 3-9
  • x hybrida (Original mix) Zones 3-7
  • McKana Hybrids Zones 3-9
  • Musik Series Mix Zones 3-9
  • vulgaris 'Winky Purple White' Zones 3-8
  • vulgaris 'Winky Rose' Zones 3-8
  • vulgaris Winky Series Mix Zones 3-8

Armeria (Sea Thrift)

  • maritima 'Splendens' Zones 4-8

Artemisia (Wormwood) – Fragrant foliage when bruised. Planted for silvery foliage. Suitable for sunny areas and dry soils with low fertility.

  • ludoviciana 'Silver King' Zones 3-9
  • ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' Zones4-9
  • 'Powis Castle' Zones 6-8
  • stelleriana 'Silver Brocade' ('Boughton Silver' – Beach Wormwood) Zones 4-8

Aruncus (Goat's Beard) – Moist, shady locations preferred. Magnificent long plumes with attractive foliage.

  • aethusifolius Zones 3-7
  • dioicus Zones 3-7

Asarum (Wild Ginger) – This woodland ground cover spreads by rhizomes and prefers acidic soils with constant moisture and good drainage. Performs best in part to full shade.

  • canadense (Canadian Ginger) Zones 3-7

Asclepias (Milkweed)

  • incarnata (swamp milkweed) Zones 3-7
  • tuberosa (Butterfly weed) Zones 4-9

Aster (Aster)

  • novae-angliae (New England Aster) Zones 3-8
  • novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Potschke' Zones 4-8
  • novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' Zones 4-8
  • novi-belgii (New York aster) Zones 4-8

Astible (False Spirea) – Plumy flower panicles and fern-like foliage. Requires rich, moist soil and appreciates protection from afternoon sun during the summer.

  • 'Amethyst' Zones 4-8
  • “Bridal Veil' Zones 4-8
  • 'Cattleya' Zones 4-8
  • chinensis 'Diamonds and Pearls' Zones 4-8
  • chinensis 'Pumila' Zones 4-8
  • chinensis 'Superba' Zones 4-8
  • chinensis 'Visions' Zones 4-8
  • chinensis 'Visions in Pink' Zones 4-8
  • chinensis 'Visions in Red' Zones 4-8
  • 'Deutschland' Zones 4-9
  • 'Erika' Zones 4-9
  • 'Fanal' Zones 4-9
  • 'Glow' Zones 4-9
  • 'Hennie Graafland' Zones 4-8
  • 'Montgomery' Zones 4-8
  • 'Ostrich Plume' Zones 4-8
  • 'Peach Blossom' Zones 4-9
  • 'Rheinland' Zones 4-9
  • 'Sprite' Zones 4-9

Aurinia (Basket-of-Gold)

  • saxatilis 'Compacta' Zones 3-7

Baptisia (False Indigo)

  • australis Zones 3-8

Bergenia (Pigsqueak)

  • 'Winter Glow' (Winterglod) Zones 4-8

Boltonia (Bolton's Aster)

  • Jim Crockett ('Masbolimket' ) Zones 4-9

Brunnera (Brunnera)

  • macrophylla (Heartleaf Brunnera) Zones 3-7
  • macrophylla 'Jack Frost' Zones 3-7
  • macrophylla 'Variegata' Zones 3-7

Calamintha (Calamint)

  • grandiflora 'Variegata' Zones 4-9

Caltha

  • palustris (Marsh Marigold) Zones 2-8

Campanula (Bellflower) – Prefers well-drained, rich soil. Not very tolerant of hot, dry conditions.

  • carpatica 'Blue Clips' ('Blaue Clips) Zones 3-7
  • carpatica 'White Clips' Zones 3-7
  • carpatica 'Pearl Blue' Zones 3-7
  • carpatica 'Pearl White' Zones 3-7
  • glomerata 'Superba' Zones 3-8
  • persicifolia Zones 3-8
  • persicifolia 'Alba' Zones 3-7
  • persicifolia 'Telham Beauty' Zones 3-7
  • poscharskyana 'Camgood' (Blue Waterfall) Zones 4-7

Centaurea (Cornflower) – Grows best in full sun with well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.

  • dealbata 'Rosea' (Persian Cornflower) Zones 3-7
  • montana (Mountain Bluet) Zones 3-8
  • montana ' Amethyst in Snow' Zones 3-8

Centranthus (Jupiter's Beard) Grow in alkaline soils in full sun. Tolerant of dry, infertile conditions.

  • ruber 'Coccineus' Zones 5-8

Ceratostigma (Leadwort)

  • plumbaginoides (CU Allstar) Zones 5-8

Chelone (Turtlehead)

  • lyonii 'Hot Lips' (Pink Turtlehead) Zones 3-8

Convallaria (Lily of the valley)

  • majalis Zones 2-7

Coreopsis (Tickseed) – Plant in full sun and provide well-drained conditions.

  • auriculata 'Zamphir' Zones 4-9
  • 'Fill Moon' Zones 4-8
  • grandiflora 'Baby Sun' Zones 4-9
  • grandiflora 'Sunray' Zones 4-9
  • 'Limerock Ruby' Zones 7-9
  • rosea 'American Dream' Zones 4-7
  • rosea 'Sweet Dreams' Zones 4-7
  • verticillata 'Moonbeam' Zones 5-9
  • verticillata 'Zagreb' Zones 5-9

Crocosmia (Montbretia) – Sword-like foliage arise from a corm. Flowers resembling small funnels appear in rows along flowering stem. Great cut flower.

  • 'Emily McKenzie' Zones 5-8
  • 'George Davidson' Zones 5-9
  • 'Lucifer' Zones 5-8

Delosperma (Ice Plant)

  • floribundum 'Starburst' Zones 5

Delphinium (Delphinium) – Grown for their showy flower panicles. Larger types may require staking to hold the flower stalks. Prefers moist, well-drained, rich soil for best performance.

  • 'Connecticut Yankee' Zones 3-7
  • 'Magic Fountains' Zones 3-7
  • 'Summer Blues' Zones 4-7
  • 'Summer Nights' Zones 3-7

Dianthus (Pinks)

  • barbatus 'Indian Carpet' ('Indian Teppich') (Sweet William) Zones 3-8
  • 'Brilliant Star' Zones 5-9
  • deltoides 'Artic Fire' Zones 3-9
  • Eastern Star ('Red Dwarf') Zones 5-9
  • gratianoplitanus 'Bath's Pink' Zones 3-9
  • gratianoplitanus 'Firewitch' ('Feuerhexe') Zones 3-9
  • gratianoplitanus 'Tiny Rubies' Zones 3-9
  • 'Pixie Star' (Pinks) Zones 5-9
  • Raspberry Swirl ('Devon Siskin') Zones 5-9
  • 'Spangled Star' Zones 5-9
  • Starlette Zones 4-9

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) – Popular plant for the shaded garden. Prefers rich, moist soil.

  • formosa 'Aurora' Zones 3-9
  • 'King of Hearts' Zones 5-9
  • spectabilis 'Alba' Zones 3-9
  • spectabilis 'Gold Heart' Zones 4-8

Digitalis (Foxglove)

  • Camelot Series Zones 4-8
  • 'Mertonensis' (Strawberry Foxglove) Zones 3-8
  • purpurea 'Alba' (Common Foxglove) Zones 4-8

Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)

  • Big Sky Sundown ('Evan Saul') Zones 4-9
  • Big Sky sunrise ('Sunrise')
  • Harvest Moon ('Mathew Saul') Zones 4-8
  • purpurea 'Fatal Attraction' Zones 4-9
  • purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' Zones 3-8
  • purpurea 'Magnus' Zones 3-8
  • purpurea 'Ruby Giant' Zones 3-8
  • purpurea 'Ruby Star' Zones 3-8
  • purpurea 'White Swan' Zones 3-8

Epimedium (Barrenwort) – Naturally occurs in light woodlands and light shade although tolerates heavy shade and completes well with tree roots. Prefers soil rich in organic matter with adequate drainage.

  • x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' Zones 6
  • x rubrum Zones 5-8
  • x versicolor 'Sulphureum' Zones 5-8
  • x youngianum 'Niveum' Zones 5-8
  • x youngianum 'Roseum' Zones 5-8

Eryngium (Sea Holly)

  • planum 'Blaukappe' Zones 5-8

Eupatorium (Joe-Pye Weed)

  • dubium 'Little Joe' Zones 3-9
  • maculatum 'Gateway' Zones 3-8
  • perfoliatum (American Boneset) Zones 3-8
  • purpureum Zones 3-8
  • rugosum 'Chocolate' Zones 3-7

Euphorbia

  • polychroma 'Bonfire' (Cushion Spurge) Zones 5-9

Filipendula (Meadowsweet) – Leaves deeply lobed, similar to astilbe. Prefers moist soils, full sun to part-shade and slightly alkaline soil.

  • ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Zones 3-7
  • vulgaris 'Kahome' (dwarf) Zones 3-8

Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) – Popular group of plants that is easy to grow, weather tolerant, and has a long blooming season. Needs full sun, well-drained soil, and some removal of spent flowers for best results.

  • 'Fanfare' Zones 4-8
  • Gallo (Dark Bicolor) Zones 4-8
  • Gallo (Orange) Zones 4-8
  • Gallo (Peach) Zones 4-8
  • 'Goblin' ('Kobold') Zones 2-9
  • 'Oranges and Lemons' Zones 6-10

Galium (Sweet Woodruff) – An excellent groundcover for naturalizing in moist areas.

  • Odoratum Zones 4-7

Gaultheria (Wintergreen)

  • procumbens Zones 3-8

Gaura (Gaura)

  • lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' Zones 5-8
    • 'Passionate Rainbow' Zones 6-9

    Gazania (Treasure Flower)

    • linearis 'Colorado Gold' Zones 4-8

    Geranium (Cranesbill)

    • 'Blue Sunrise' Zones 4-8
    • x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' Zones 5-7
    • x cantabrigiense 'Karmina' Zones 5-8
    • endressii 'Wargrave Pink' Zones 4-7
    • 'Johnson's Blue' Zones 4-8
    • 'Jolly Bee' Zones 4-7
    • maculatum Zones 4-8
    • 'Rozanne' Zones 5-8
    • sanguineum 'Max Frei' Zones 3-8
    • sanguineum var striatum Zones 3-8

    Gypsophilia (Baby's Breath)

    • paniculata 'Bristol Fairy' Zones 3-7
    • paniculata 'Pink Fairy' Zones 3-7

    Helianthus (Sunflower)

    • Lemon Queen' Zones 4-8

    Heliopsis (False Sunflower)

    • helianthoides 'Summer Sun' Zones 3-9

    Helleborus (Hellebore)

    • x hybridus (Lenten Rose) Zones 4-9

    Hemerocallis (Daylily) – Thrive in full sun although tolerant of partial shade. Tough plants with long-lasting color. Divide in early spring or fall when necessary.

    • 'Bonanza' Zones 3-9
    • 'Bright Sunset' Zones 3-9
    • 'Buttered Popcorn' Zones 3-9
    • 'Catherine Woodbury' Zones 3-9
    • 'Cedar Waxwing' Zones 3-9
    • 'Eenie Weenie' Zones 3-9
    • 'Frans Hals' Zones 3-9
    • 'Going Bananas' Zones 3-9
    • 'Happy Returns' Zones 3-9
    • 'Hyperion' Zones 3-9
    • 'Little Grapette' Zones 3-9
    • Midnight Magic' Zones 3-9
    • 'Mini Pearl' Zones 3-9
    • 'Siloam Double Classic' Zones 3-9
    • 'Siloam Uri Winniford' Zones 3-9
    • 'Spellbinder' Zones 3-9
    • Stella de Oro' Zones 3-9
    • Strutte's Ball' Zones 3-9
    • Sunday Gloves' Zones 3-9

    Heuchera (Alumroot) – Mound-forming groundcovers. Requires good drainage and generally performs better under cooler conditions.

    • 'Amethyst Mist' Zones 4-9
    • 'Caramel' Zones 4-8
    • 'Citronelle' Zones 4-9
    • 'Frosted Violet' Zones 3-8
    • 'Georgia Peach' Zones 4-9
    • 'Palace Purple' Zones 4-9
    • 'Mocha' Zones 4-9
    • 'Obsidian' Zones 4-9
    • 'Petite Pearl Fairy' Zones 4-9
    • 'Plum Pudding' Zones 5-9
    • 'Swirling Fantasy' Zones 4-9
    • 'Autumn Bride' Zones 3-8

    Heucherella (Foamy Bells)

    • 'Stoplight' Zones 4-9
    • 'Crimson Clouds' Zones 3-7

    Hibiscus (Hibiscus)

    • 'Lady Baltimore' Zones 5-9
    • 'Blue River' Zones 5-9
    • 'Lord Baltimore' Zones 5-9
    • 'Plum Crazy' Zones 4-9
    • 'Fantasia' Zones 4-9

    Hosta (Plantain Lily, Funkia) – Foliage plants for shade conditions with diverse foliage textures and color. Grow best in well-drained soils.

    • 'Antioch' Zones 3-8
    • 'August Moon' Zones 3-8
    • 'Aureomarginata' Zones 3-8
    • 'Big Daddy' Zones 3-8
    • 'Blue Angel' Zones 3-8
    • 'Elegans' Zones 3-8
    • 'Fire and Ice' Zones 3-8
    • 'Fragrant Bouquet' Zones 3-8
    • 'Francee' Zones 3-8
    • 'Frances Williams' Zones 3-8
    • 'Fried Green Tomatoes' Zones 3-8
    • Gold Edger' Zones 3-8
    • 'Gold Standard' Zones 3-8
    • 'Great Expectations' Zones 3-8
    • 'Guacamole' Zones 3-8
    • 'Halcyon' Zones 3-8
    • 'Independence' Zones 3-8
    • 'June' Zones 3-8
    • 'Krossa Regal' Zones 3-8
    • 'Northern Exposure' Zones 3-8
    • 'Patriot' Zones 3-8
    • 'Paul's Glory' Zones 3-8
    • 'Royal Standard' Zones 3-8
    • 'Sagae' Zones 3-8
    • 'Striptease' Zones 3-8
    • 'Sum and Substance' Zones 3-8
    • 'Thunderbolt' Zones 3-8
    • 'Touch of Class' Zones 3-8
    • 'Wide Brim' Zones 3-8

    Houttuynia (Chameleon Plant)

    • coradata 'Chameleon' Zones 3-8

    Hypericum (St. John's Wort)

    • androsaemum 'Aubrey Purple' Zones 5-7
    • calycinum Zones 5-7
    • x moserianum 'Tricolor' Zones 6

    Incarvillea (Hardy Gloxinia)

    • delavayi 'Snowtop' Zones 5-7

    Iris (Iris Cristata) – A shallow rhizome creeps along the surface resulting in a rapid multiplication. One or two flowers are produced on 6” tall stems. This plant can be located in full sun with plenty of water and does well in full to partial shade.

    • cristata 'Powder Blue Giant' Zones 5-8
    • cristata 'Tennessee White' Zones 3-9

    Iris (Iris ensata) – The large showy flowers of this iris bloom after the siberian and Tall Bearded Irises. Plants perform well in any organic-rich soil where moisture can be consistently provided. Acidic conditions are necessary and lime must not be added to the soil. Provide full sun or partial shade. Because of their large size, removal of the flower heads is suggested once they fade.

    • ensata 'Aogakuiyo' ('Royal Robe') Zones 4-9
    • ensata 'Light at Dawn' Zones 4-9
    • ensata 'Mt. Fuji' Zones 4-9
    • pallida 'Variegata' (Sweet Iris) Zones 5-9
    • pseudacorus (Yellow Flag Iris) Zones 5-9

    Iris (Iris Siberica) – 1-2” delicate flowers grace this tried and true garden favorite with attractive narrow lance-like foliage. Flowering in late may, this species does well in moist or bog gardens but performs equally as well in normal garden situations as long as moisture can be provided. Unlike the bearded types, they are less prone to soft rot and iris borer.

    • siberica 'Butter and Sugar' Zones 3-9
    • siberica ' Super Ego' Zones 3-9
    • siberica 'White Swirl' Zones 3-9
    • versicolor (Blue Flag Iris) Zones 2-8

    Lamiastrum (Yellow Archangel)

    • galepdbolon 'Herman's Pride' Zones 4-8

    Lamium (Dead Nettle) Groundcover plants that prefer sites with even moisture but well-drained conditions and partial shade. Spring flowering plants that offer interesting foliage during the summer. Prune back to promote fullness when necessary.

    • 'Anne Greenaway' Zones 3-8
    • 'Beacon Silver' Zones 3-8
    • Purple Dragon' Zones 3-8
    • 'Red Nancy' Zones 3-8
    • 'White Nancy' Zones 3-8

    Lavandula (Lavender) – Fragrant, silvery foliage. Great border plants. Requires full sun and well-drained soils. Dried blooms used in sachets.

    • angustifolia 'Hidcote' Zones 6-9
    • angustifolia 'Munstead' Zones 6-9
    • x intermedia 'Fred Boutin' Zones 6-9
    • x intermedia 'Grosso' Zones 6-9
    • x intermedia ' Provence' Zones 6-9

    Leucanthemum (Chrysanthemum, Shasta Daisy) – Excellent cut flower. Thrives in rich, well-drained soil. Deadheading may prolong flowering.

    • 'Alaska' Zones 4-9
    • 'Becky' Zones 4-9
    • 'Crazy Daisy' Zones 5-9
    • 'Snow Lady' Zones 4-9
    • 'Sunny Side Up' Zones 4-9
    • vulgare 'May Queen' Zones 3-8

    Liatris (Blazing Star) – Tough, long-lived, easy care perennial. Excellent cut flower.

    • spicata 'Alba' Zones 3-9
    • spicata 'Kobold' Zones 3-9

    Ligularia (Ligularia) – Plants will appreciate being sited correctly; even-moisture and shade in the afternoon are needed to avoid daily wilting.

    • dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford' Zones 5-8
    • dentata 'Othello' Zones 5-8
    • 'Little Rocket' Zones 5-8
    • stenocephala 'The Rocket' Zones 5-8

    Lilium (Lily)

    • 'Butter Pixie' Zones 5-9
    • 'Casa Blanca' Zones 5-9
    • 'Centerfold' Zones 3-9
    • 'Lollypop' Zones 5-9
    • 'Lily Looks Tiny Hope' Zones 3-9
    • 'Lily Looks Tiny Nanny' Zones 3-9
    • 'Monte Negro' Zones 5-9
    • 'Orange Pixie' Zones 5-9
    • 'Pink Pixie' Zones 5-9
    • 'Star Gazer' Zones 5-9
    • Tigrinum (Pink) Zones 3-9
    • Tigrinum (Red) Zones 3-9
    • Tigrinum (Yellow) Zones 3-9

    Linum (Flax)

    • perenne (Perennial Flax) Zones 4-8

    Liriope (Lily-Turf)

    • muscari 'Big Blue' Zones 6-9
    • muscari 'Monroes White' Zones5-9
    • muscasi 'Variegata' Zones 6-9
    • spicata 'Silver Dragon' Zones 5-9

    Lobelia (Cardinal Flower) – Prefers moist, rich soil that drains well in the shaded garden. Light winter mulching beneficial.

    • cardinalis Zones 3-8
    • 'Queen Victoria' Zones 6-8

    Lychnis – Deadheading will promote flowering but allow some seeds to mature to maintain flowering plants in the garden.

    • coronaria (Rose Campion) Zones 5-8

    Lysimachia (Loosestrife)

    • ciliata 'Firecracker' (hairy Loosestrife) Zones 5-8
    • clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife) Zones 3-8
    • nummularia 'Aurea' Zones 3-9
    • punctata 'Alexander' (Yellow Loosestrife) Zones 4-8

    Malva (Mallow)

    • sylvestris 'Zabrina' Zones 4-8

    Mazus (Creeping Mazus) – A low growing, semi-evergreen ground cover well suited to moist, shady areas. Forms a shallow rooted, non-invasive, dense mat. Do not plant in areas with high foot traffic. Great for rock gardens or between paving stones.

    • reptans 'Albus' Zones 3-10

    Monarda (Bee Balm) – Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers sunny sites with moist, well-drained soils.

  • 'Jacob Cline' Zones 3-8
  • 'Marshall's Delight' Zones 3-8
  • Petite Delight ('Acpetdel') Zones 4-9
  • Nepeta (Cat Mint) – Fragrant leaves when bruised and long-lasting, showy flower display makes this a popular garden plant. Prune after flowering to promote reblooming and compact habit. Prefers full sun and tolerates dry conditions. Great border plant.

    • 'Dropmore' Zones 4-7
    • grandiflora 'Dawn to Dusk' Zones 5-9
    • 'Kit Cat' Zones 5-8
    • racemosa 'Blue Wonder' Zones 5-9
    • 'Six Hills Giant' Zones 4-7
    • 'Walker's Low' Zones 3-8

    Nipponanthemum (Montauk Daisy)

    • nipponicum Zones 5-9

    Oenothera (Evening Primrose)

    • fruticosa - Zones 4-9
    • macrocarpa – Zones 3-7
    • speciosa 'Siskiyou' (Showy Evening Primrose) Zones 5-8

    Ophiopogon (Snakebeard) – A clump forming, grass-like plant that spreads by short stolons. Small flowers appear during summer followed by blue-black berries. Excellent edging and ground cover plant. Tolerates full sun with proper moisture although prefers partial shade.

    • japonicus 'Guoku-ryu' Zones 7-10
    • japonicus 'Nana' Zones 7-10
    • planiscapus 'Niger' (Black Mondo Grass) Zones 6-11

    Origanum

    • vulgare (Greek Oregano) Zones 4-8

    Paeonia (Peony) Plant with eyes 3” below ground, provide sunny location, well-drained soil, and don't fertilize heavily for best results. Plant where good air circulation exists to reduce botrytis problems.

    • 'Duchesse de Nemours' Zones 3-8
    • 'Karl Rosenfeld' Zones 3-8
    • 'Sarah Bernhardt' Zones 3-8
    • 'Scarlett O'Hara' Zones 4-8
    • suffruticosa – Zones 5-9

    Papaver (Poppy)

    • nudicaule 'Champagne Bubbles' Zones 2-7

    Penstemon (Bearded Tongue) – Prefers sunny, drier sites. Well-drained soils necessary, especially during winter.

    • Digitalis 'Husker Red' Zones 4-8
    • 'Elfin Pink' Zones 5-7

    Perovskia (Russian Sage)

    • atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' Zones 5-9

    Persicaria (Knotweed)

    • affinis 'Border Jewel' Zones 3-7
    • microcephala 'Red dragon' Zones 4-9

    Phlox (Phlox)

    • 'Apple Blossom' Zones 2-8
    • 'Beauty of Ronsdorf' Zones 3-8
    • 'Bright Eyes' Zones 4-8
    • 'Candy Stripes' Zones 2-8
    • 'David' Zones 4-8
    • divaricata 'May Breeze' Zones 4-8
    • 'Emerald Cushion Blue' Zones 2-8
    • Flame Series (Light Pink) Zones 3-8
    • Flame Series (Lilac) Zones 3-8
    • Flame Series (White) Zones 3-8
    • 'Fort Hill' Zones 2-8
    • 'Franz Schubert' Zones 4-8
    • 'Millstream Daphne' Zones 2-8
    • 'Norah Leigh' Zones 4-8
    • 'Scarlet Flame' Zones 2-8
    • 'Snowflake' Zones 2-8
    • 'Starfire' Zones 4-8
    • stolonifera 'Home Fires' (Creeping Phlox) Zones 5-8
    • stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple' (Creeping Phlox) Zones 5-8

    Physostegia (Obedient Plant)

    • virginiana 'Miss Manners' Zones 3-9

    Platycodon (Baloonflower) – These long lived, trouble free perennials thrive in almost any soil as long as its well-drained. Easily adapted to either full sun or part shade. Late to emerge in spring, they work well with spring flowering bulbs.

    • grandiflorus 'Astra Double Blue' Zones 3-8
    • grandiflorus 'Astra Pink' ('Pink Star') Zones 3-8

    Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder) – Prefers cooler climates, some moisture, and part-shade in a site with good air circulation.

    • Boreale 'Heavenly Habit' Zones 3
    • caeruleum Brise D'Anjou ('Blanjou') Zones 2-7
    • reptans 'Blue Pearl' Zones 3-9
    • reptans 'Touch of Class' Zones 3-7

    Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

    • falcatum 'Variegatum' Zones 4-9

    Primula (Primrose)

    • vulgaris Danova Mix (English Primrose) Zones 5-8

    Pulmonaria (Lungwort) – Provide partial shade and adequate moisture but well-draining soil. Spreads by creeping rootstock but not invasive.

    • 'Majeste' Zones 4-8
    • Opal ('Ocupol') Zones 4-8
    • saccharata 'Mrs. Moon' Zones 3-7

    Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)

    • vulgaris 'Papageno' Zones 5-7

    Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)

    • fulgida 'City Garden' Zones 4-10
    • fulgida 'Goldstrum' Zones 3-8
    • fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy' Zones 3-9
    • hirta 'Indian Summer' (Gloriosa Daisy) Zones 3-7
    • hirta 'Marmalade' Zones 3-8
    • hirta 'Rustic Colours' Zones 3-8
    • hirta 'Toto Lemon' (Gloriosa Daisy) Zones 3-7
    • nitida 'Autumn Sun (Herbstsonne) Zones 5-9

    Sagina (Pearlwort)

    • subulata (Pearlwort) Zones 6-7

    Salvia (Sage) – Good heat and drought tolerance but performs best with some moisture. Removing spent blooms will promote continuous flowering.

    • Lyrata 'Purple Knockout' Zones 5-8
    • nemorosa 'Blue Hill' ('Blauhugel') Zones 4-7
    • nemorosa 'Blue Queen' ('Blaukonigin') Zones 4-7
    • nemorosa 'Caradonna' Zones 4-8
    • nemorosa 'East Friesland' ('Ostfriesland') Zones 4-8
    • nemorosa Marcus ('Heumanarc') Zones 3-10
    • nemorosa 'May Night' ('Mainacht') Zones 4-7
    • nemorosa 'Snow Hill' ('Schneehugel') Zones 4-8
    • verticillata 'Purple Rain' Zones 3-7

    Santolina (Lavender Cotton)

    • chamaecyparissus var nana – Zones 6-8

    Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)

    • columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' Zones 5-9
    • columbaria 'Pink Mist' Zones 5-9
    • japonica var alpina 'Blue Diamonds' Zones 5-7
    • japonica var alpina 'Pink Diamonds' Zones 5-7

    Sedum (Stonecrop) – Plants require well-drained soil and full sun. Tolerant of dry conditions and will rot if given too much water. Little maintenance required. Shorter types popular in rock gardens.

    • 'Autumn Joy' Zones 3-8
    • 'Blue Spruce' Zones 3
    • cauticola 'Lidakense' Zones 5-8
    • 'Elise's Gold' Zones 6
    • 'Frosty Morn' Zones 3-8
    • kamtschaticum – Zones 3-8
    • kamtschaticum 'Variegatum' Zones 3-8
    • 'Matrona' Zones 3-9
    • 'Purple Emperor' Zones 3-9
    • reflexum 'Angelina' Zones 5-8
    • 'Rosy Glow' Zones 3-9
    • sexangulare (Watch Chain Stonecrop) Zones 5-9
    • sieboldii – Zones 6-9
    • spectabile 'Brilliant' Zones 3-9
    • spurium 'Dragon's Blood' Zones 3-7
    • spurium 'John Creech' Zones 3-8
    • 'Vera Jameson' Zones 4-9

    Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks) – Prefers dry, well-drained conditions.

    • tectorum Hardy Mix – Zones 3-8

    Sidalcea (Checker-Mallow)

    • 'Partygirl' Zones 5-7

    Silene

    • caroliniana 'Short and Sweet' (Wild Pink) Zones 4-7

    Sisyrinchium (Blue-eyed Grass)

    • 'Lucerne' Zones 5-9

    Solidago (Golden Rod)

    • Little Lemon ('Dansolitlem') Zones 5-8
    • rugosa 'Fireworks' Zones 4-8

    Stachys (Lamb's Ear) – Good ground cover for dry, sunny locations.

    • byzantina 'Big Ears' Zones 4-8
    • byzantina 'Silver Carpet' Zones 5-8

    Stokesia (Stokes' Aster) – Performs best in filtered sunlight and well-drained soil.

    • Laevis 'Blue Danube' Zones 5-9
    • laevis 'Honeysong Purple' Zones 5-9
    • laevis 'Mary Gregory' Zones 5-9
    • laevis 'Silver Moon' Zones 5-9

    Tanacetum (Tansy)

    • 'Robinson's Crimson' Zones 5-7

    Teucrium (Germander)

    • chamaedrys – Zones 5-8

    Thalictrum (Rue)

    • delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' Zones 4-7

    Thymus (Thyme)

    • 'Elfin' Zones 5
    • praecox 'Coccineus' Zones 2-9
    • praecox 'Pseudolanuginosus' (Woolly Thyme) Zones 5-8
    • vulgaris (English Thyme) Zones 5-9
    • x citriodorus (Lemon Thyme) Zones 5-8
    • x citriodorus (Silver Edge) Zones 5-8

    Tiarella (Foam Flower) – Low maintenance ground covers that prefer moisture retentive, organic soils in medium to heavy shade.

    • Cordifolia 'Eco Running Tapestry'
    • wherryl – Zones 3-9

    Tricyrtis (Toad-Lily)

    • hirta 'Miyazaki' Zones 4-8

    Verbena (Vervain)

    • bonariensis – Zones 6-9
    • 'Chart House Pink' Zones 8-10
    • 'Homestead Purple' Zones 8-10
    • 'Taylortown Red' Zones 8-10

    Vernonia

    • noveboracensis (Ironweed) Zones 5-9

    Veronica (Speedwell) – Long blooming varieties that prefer rich, well-drained soils with even moisture. Upright types will continue to flower all summer when spent flowers are removed.

    • Austriaca 'Crater Lake Blue' Zones 4-8
    • 'Darwin's Blue' Zones 4-8
    • repens – Zones 5-7
    • spicata 'Icicle' Zones 4-8
    • spicata 'Minuet' Zones 3-7
    • spicata 'Red Fox' ('Rotfuchs') Zones 3-7
    • spicata Royal Candles ('Glory') Zones 6-9
    • 'Ulster Blue Dwarf' Zones 4-8
    • 'Waterperry Blue' Zones 4-8

    Viola (Violet)

    • 'Etain' Zones 6-8
    • 'Painted Porcelain' Zones 6-8
    • 'Purple Showers' Zones 4-8
    • 'Rebecca' Zones 6-8

    Waldsteinia (Barren-Strawberry)

    • ternata (Siberian Barren-Strawberry) Zones 3-7

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