An excellent candidate for a shady garden. The dangling (pink, white or
red) heart-shaped flowers gracefully arch over the foliage. Grows to 12-36”.
**Dicentra exima and its hybrids will thrive in full sun
This plant is a mecca for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, who feed on
the nectar of its pompom flowers from summer to fall. Also deer resistant.
A great plant for hot, dry and poor soil conditions, Yarrow comes in white,
yellow and pink. Grows
anywhere from a few inches to several feet tall. Give this plant full sun
and place two feet apart.
Made for the shade! The soft feathery plumes come in shades of white, pink
and red. They need moist, well-drained soil and they don’t like to have
disturbed. So, amend soil at planting time only.
This classic staple of your grandmother’s garden won’t let you down! Irises
come in a wide array of colors –from clear, nearly translucent, pale yellow
to a murky dark purple.
Native! Blooming freely with flowers up to 3" across, they can be either
erect or nodding. Plant in full sun or filtered shade. They now range in
height from 5 to 24" and come in single and double flowering forms.
Flowers range from intense purple to the palest pinks and come in single
forms as well as doubles. Most tend to form nice mounds of foliage that can
be smothered in blooms and are quite suitable for the rock garden as well as
the border. Sizes vary from compact to quite large.
Daylilies are long lived, both heat and drought resistant and require very
little attention. They work equally well as ground covers and in the border.
Colors range from white to deep reds and purples. For all season color,
there are early, mid, and late bloomers.
Grown for their foliage, shade loving hostas have various leaf shapes,
textures and colors. However, they must be protected from one of their most
aggressive thugs: slugs, but are well worth it. Some varieties are less
tasty to slugs, so if they are a serious problem in your area you might look
for some of the slug resistant varieties.
There is nothing better in the spring after a long winter than seeing a
clump of bright poppies! Plant where other perennials, such as Echinacea,
will conceal dormant summer foliage. Deer resistant.
Black Eyed Susan
A great choice for summer color and on into fall! Bright flowers are ideal
for fresh bouquets, and the seed heads are good for dried arrangements. Try
more than one of the show stopping cultivars available.
Wonderful plants for the middle or back of a flower bed. Perennial salvias
are great for all summer color. Also a favorite of butterflies and bees.
Prune them back after blooms have begun to fade and they will put on another
show of color. They have plumes of flowers that range in color from deep
indigo to rose. Depending on the variety they will grow to a height of