Perennials

R= Red, B= Blue, Y= Yellow, O= Orange, W= White, Pur= Purple, P= Pink, V= Variegated, L= Lavender, M= Mixed

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME HEIGHT(CM) COLOR BLOOM COMMENTS
Achillea Yarrow 20-60 R,W,Y Jun-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
prefers dryer conditions
Aconitum Monkshood 100 B,W Jun-Sep Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
deer proof, poisonous root
Aegopodium Snow On The Mountain 30 Var Jul-Aug Sun Part Shade Shade
grows anywhere
Ajuga Bugleweed 15-20 B Jun-Jul Sun Shade
contrasting groundcover
Alcea Hollyhock 150-200 R,Y,P Jul-Aug Sun
well drained soil
Alchemilla Mollis Lady’s Mantle 18″ Y Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
Allium Ornamental Onion, Chives 30 B,P Jun-Jul Sun Part Shade Shade Good Cut Flower
edible
Anemone Windflower 30 W May-June Sun Part Shade
good naturalizing
Aquilegia Columbine 30-90 M May-Jun Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
good in rock garden
Arabis Rock Cress 10-20 P,W Apr-Jun Sun
drought tolerant
Armeria Thrift 10-15 P May-Jun Sun Good Cut Flower
good in rock garden
Artemesia Wormwood, Sage 30-100 Silver All season Sun
nice contrast
Aruncus Goatsbeard 30-120 W Jun-Jul Part Shade Good Cut Flower
good fall color
Asarum Wild Ginger 15 P May-June Sun Part Shade Shade
great foliage plant
Asclepias Butterfly Flower 60 O,W,P July-Aug Sun Good Cut Flower
Aster Aster 20-100 P,Pur Jul-Sep Sun Part Shade
showy fall flower
Astilbe Astilbe 30-90 R,W,P Jun-Aug Part Shade Shade Good Cut Flower
prefers moist soil
Athyrium Painted Fern 30 Part Shade Shade
attractive foliage
Aubrieta Rock Cress 10-15 B,R Apr-Jun Sun Part Shade
good in rock garden
Bergenia Elephant Ears 30 P May-Jun Part Shade Shade
tol. any soil conditions
Brunnera Heartleaf Alkanet 30 B May-July Part Shade Shade
variegated foliage
Campanula Bellflower 10-40 B,W,Pur Jun-Sep Sun Part Shade
many varieties
Centaurea Cornflower 45-90 B,Y,P Jun-Aug Sun Good Cut Flower
long-lasting flower
Cerastium Snow In Summer 10 W June Sun
silver foliage
Chelone Oblique Turtlehead 60 Pur-P Jul-Sept Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
needs moist soil
Chrysanthemum Mums 25-75 Most Jun-Sep Sun Part Shade
prune after bloom
Cimicifuga Bugbane 125 W Aug-Sept Part Shade Shade
purple foliage
Convallaria Maj. Lily of the Valley 15 W May-Jun Shade
sturdy groundcover
Coreopsis Tickseed 30-60 Y May-Jul Sun
daisy-like flower
Darmera Umbrella Plant 75 P April-May Part Shade
prefers wet soil
Delphinium Larkspur 30-100 B,W,P Jun-Aug Sun Good Cut Flower
tall, stately flower
Dianthus Carnation 10-50 R,P,W Jun-Aug Sun
edging, rock garden
Dicentra Bleeding Heart 30-80 P,W May-Aug Part Shade Shade Good Cut Flower
needs adequate moisture
Dictamnus Gas Plant 60 Pu-P June-July Sun Good Cut Flower
Digitalis Foxglove 60-90 P,Y Jun-Aug Part Shade
unique flowers
Echinacea Coneflower 75-90 Pur,W Jul-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
drought tolerant
Echinops Ritro Globe Thistle 100 B Jun-Aug Sun
not invasive
Erigeron Daisy Fleabane 50 B,P May-Jul Sun Good Cut Flower
similar to aster
Eryngium Sea Holly 80 B Jul-Aug Sun
tolerates alkali soil
Eupatorium Joe Pye Weed 200 Pur Aug-Oct Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
umbrella-like flowers
Euphorbia Cushion Spurge 30-40 Y May-Jun Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
red fall color
Filipendula Meadow Sweet 100-150 P Jun-Jul Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
flowers sim. to spirea
Fragaria Strawberry 15 P May-Aug Sun Part Shade
edible fruit
Gaillardia Blanket Flower 30-50 R,Y Jun-Sep Sun
thrives in hot dry areas
Geranium Cranesbill 30-50 B,R,W Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
drought tolerant
Geum 3 Flowered Avens 30 O May-Jul Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
low maintenance
Gypsophilla Babies Breath 15-90 W,P Jun-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
misty cloud of flowers
Helleborus Christmas Rose 30 W Apr-May Part Shade
long lasting bloom
Helenium Sneezeweed 90 O,R Jul-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
good dried flower
Heliopsis False Sunflower 90-100 Y Jun-Sep Sun
blooms all summer
Hemerocallis Daylily 30-70 Mixed Jun-Sep Sun Part Shade
drought tolerant
Heuchera Coral Bells 45-60 R,W,P May-Jul Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
contrasting foliage
Hosta Plantain Lily 20-75 W,P Jun-Jul Part Shade Shade
50+varieties
Houttuynia Chameleon plant 20 W Aug Part Shade Shade
variegated leaf, may use as water plant
Humulus Hops 500 G Aug Sun Part Shade
vigorous vine
Hypericum St. John’s Wort 30 Y May-Jul Sun Part Shade
compact mound
Iberis Candytuft 15-25 P,W May-Jul Sun
drought tolerant
Iris Iris 15-100 Many May-Jul Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
many colors & sizes
Lamiastrum False Lamium 30 Y June Sun Part Shade
var. groundcover
Lamium False Salvia 15 P,W Jun-Jul Sun Shade
striking groundcover
Lathyrus Perennial Sweet Pea 250 P Jun-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
trailing vine
Lavendula Lavender 40 B Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
compact, reliable
Leucanthemum Daisy 45-60 W Jun-Sept Sun Good Cut Flower
long blooming
Liatris Blazing Star Gayfeather 90 Pur Jul-Aug Sun Good Cut Flower
long lasting spikes
Ligularia Golden Ray 70-150 Y Jul-Sep Part Shade Good Cut Flower
prefers moist soil
Lilium Lily 12-39 Many Summer Sun Good Cut Flower
hardy, multiply well
Linum Perenne Perennial Flax 50 B,W May-Sep Sun
drought tolerant
Lobelia Cardinal Flower 30 R Summer Part Shade Good Cut Flower
needs moist soil
Lupinus Lupins 60-90 Mix Jun-Jul Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
needs good drainage
Lychnis Campion 40 O Jun-Jul Sun Part Shade
burgundy leaves
Lysimachia Creeping Jenny 5-60 Y Jul-Aug Sun Part Shade
groundcover or border
Malva Mallow 70 P Jul-Sep SunGood Cut Flower
Maroon stripe in flower
Matteucia Fern 90 Green Shade
pods edible before open
Meconopsis Himalayan Poppy 90 B May-Jul Sun
prefers dry area
Monarda Beebalm 30-60 P,R,Pur Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
minty leaves, attracts butterflies
Nepeta Catmint 50 B Jun-Aug Sun
showy, fragrant
Oenothera Evening Primrose 50 Y Jun-Jul Sun
drought tolerant
Osmunda Royal Fern 100 Shade
green leathery fronds
Pachysandra Japanese Spurge 20 W May-Jun Part Shade Shade
shiny groundcover
Paeonia Peony Var. Var. May Sun
long lived perennial
Papaver Poppy 30-75 Mix June-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
needs well drained soil
Perovskia Russian Sage 90 B Jul-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
long bloom time
Penstemon Beard Tongue 30-75 W,R,P Jul-Aug Sun Good Cut Flower
showy flowers on spikes
Phlox Phlox 5-60 Many Apr-Jul Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
groundcover & borders
Physalis Chinese Lantern 70 O May-Jul Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
Physostegia Obedient Plant 90-120 P Jul-Sep Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
forms a large clump
Platycodon Balloon Flower 60 P,W,B Jul-Aug Sun Part Shade
unusual flower shape
Polemonium Jacob’s Ladder 60 B May-Jul Part Shade Shade
showy in shade garden
Polygonatum Solomon’s Seal 60 W June Part Shade Shade
brightens shady sites
Potentilla Cinquefoil 30 P,R Jun-Sep Sun
good border or edging
Primula Primrose 40 Mix May-Jun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
likes a moist site
Pulmonaria Lungwort 30 B,P,W May-Jun Part Shade Shade
contrasting spotted leaf
Pulsatilla Pasque Flower 25 Pur,R Apr-May Sun
crocus-like flower
Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susan 60-150 Y Jul-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
tough, long bloomer
Sagina Irish, Scotch Moss 5 W Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
creeping, not invasive
Sanguinaria Bloodroot 20 W April-May Sun Part Shade
Salvia Sage 40-50 B,P Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
fuzzy silver foliage
Saponaria Soapwort 15 P May-Jun Sun
edging or trailing rockery
Scabiosa Pincushion Flower 50 B,P Jun-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
attracts butterflies
Sedum Stonecrop 5-50 Many Jul-Oct Sun Part Shade
wide var. drought tolerant
Sempervivum Hens & Chicks 10 Mix Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
grows anywhere
Solidago Golden Rod 30 Y Aug-Oct Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
nice fall color
Stachys Lantana Lambs Ear 30 W June Sun Part Shade
fuzzy silver leaves
Statice Statice 40-60 W,L Jul-Sep Sun Good Cut Flower
flowers good for drying
Tanacetum Painted Daisy 60 R,P Jun-Jul Sun Good Cut Flower
spreads but not invasive
Thalictrum Meadow Rue 120 L Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade
large, airy flowers
Thymus Thyme 5-15 P.W,Pu Jun-Aug Sun
scented groundcover
Tiarella Foamflower 30 W May-Aug Part Shade Shade Good Cut Flower
very shade tolerant
Tradescantia Spiderwort 50 W,R,B Jun-Sep Sun Part Shade
grassy clump
Trollius Globeflower 40 Y,O May-Jun Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
prefers moist soil
Veronica Speedwell 5-50 B,P Jun-Aug Sun Part Shade Good Cut Flower
showy upright spikes
Vinca Periwinkle 10 B Apr-June Shade
groundcover
Viola Violet, Pansy 10 B,Y,W Apr-Sep Part Shade Good Cut Flower
likes cool part shade
Yucca Palm Lily 50 W Jul-Aug Sun
well drained area
Grasses
Andropogon Big Blue Stem 125 Green Aug-Sep Sun
purple fall color
Calamagrostis “Karl Foerster” 100-150 Tan Jun-Oct Sun Part Shade
Perennial of the Year
Festuca Glauca Blue Fescue 25 B May-Jun Sun Part Shade
tidy blue clumps
Imperata Japanese Blood Grass 45 Apr-Sep Sun
blade are green/red tipped
Pennisetum Fountain Grass 75-125 P,R Aug-Sep Sun
lush arching foliage
Phalaris Ribbon Grass 60 Var. Jul-Aug Sun Shade
aggressive groundcover
Sorghastrun Indian Grass 80 Tan Aug-Sep Sun
bluish leaves

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