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Perennials Below 1'H

Find perennials that remain below 1 foot high under most conditions. These plants are perfectly suited for the front of the perennial border, garden, and landscape and many are suitable for groundcovers beneath larger plants and as spillers for containers and over walls. Some of the lower growing perennials in this group, like Frogfruit, may also be suitable for popping in between pavers and as an excellent lawn replacement. Growing conditions and how well a plant is established may affect it's ultimate size.

 

2-1/2" wide, miniature Amaryllis-like, white flowers are heavily blushed with pink toward the ends of the recurving petals. A wonderful and easy bulbous perennial, the Pink Rainlily or Brazilian Copper Lily flowers on and off from mid spring to fall and the flowers are held well-above the narrow, strap-like foliage. Item# 9541.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Pink Rainlily, Rosepink Zephyr Lily, Fairy Lily

Zephyranthes grandiflora, Z. rosea

Deep rosy pink widely flaring flowers 3-4" across pop up above the deep green narrow grass-like foliage after summer rains. This is the Rainlily my grandparents grew and cherished and maybe yours too! A beautiful and easy perennial bulb that quickly multiplies into dense clumps that can be added to the perennial garden, strewn along the edges of walks, added to the lawn, or even enjoyed as a container plant. Tough durable and reliable just plant it and wait for the rains to begin! Multiple plants per pot. Item# 10926.

Grows To: 6-12
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Tops at 2019 UGA Trials among Agastache! Buttery yellow 1" long tubular flowers adorn dense 10-12" high spikes atop the medium green fragrant foliage from spring and continuing well into fall. Poquita™ Butter Yellow Dwarf Hummingbird Mint is a hummingbird magnet and the dense compact habit of this Agastache, even more compact than Kudos™ Yellow, lends it to use as a specimen, including in hanging baskets, as well as in mixed containers where you can draw these aerial acrobats in for up close viewing as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum health and flowering. Periodic removal of spent flower spikes will help to keep the plants looking clean and fresh as well as to make way for new flower spikes. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12120

Grows To: 8-12"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

The 1" long lavender-pink tubular flowers emerge from contrasting dark purplish-pink 10-14" high spikes creating a two-tone effect atop the low medium green fragrant foliage. Poquita™ Lavender Dwarf Hummingbird Mint is a hummingbird magnet and the dense compact habit of this Agastache, even more compact than the Kudos™ series, lends it to use as a specimen or in mixed containers where you can draw these aerial acrobats in for up close viewing as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum health and flowering. Periodic removal of spent flower spikes will help to keep the plants looking clean and fresh as well as to make way for new flower spikes. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12122

Grows To: 12-15"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Orange 1" long tubular flowers adorn dense 10-12" high spikes atop the medium green fragrant foliage from spring and continuing well into fall. Poquita™ Orange Dwarf Hummingbird Mint is excellent for hummingbirds and the dense compact habit of this Agastache, even more compact than Kudos™ Mango, lends it to use as a specimen or in mixed containers where you can draw these aerial acrobats in for up close viewing as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum health and flowering. Periodic removal of spent flower spikes will help to keep the plants looking clean and fresh as well as to make way for new flower spikes. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12121

Grows To: 8-12"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Primrose Leaved Violet

Viola primulifolia var. primulifolia, V. x primulifolia

Up to 1/2" wide creamy white flowers with purple striped bee guides in their centers are produced on dainty stems held above the clean medium green foliage throughout much of spring. The Primrose Leaved Violet is an exceptionally free flowering, dainty native perennial common in moist, acid, often sandy soils along the edges of bogs, streams, and in moist deciduous woodlands. It will slowly spread by stolons and seeds and  makes a dense groundcover in containers. The flowers are bee pollinated but may be visited by smaller butterflies and other beneficials. The Primrose Leaved Violet is well suited to moist naturalistic settings like bog gardens, moist shaded areas, and stream sides. Item # 11113

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 3-6''H x 3-6''W and spreading
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Light shade, Part sun, Part shade
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Primrose yellow, trumpet shaped flowers to 2" across are often blushed on the outside of the flower with peachy pink. The Primrose Yellow Rainlily produces its flowers singly on sturdy stalks over a long period beginning in late spring and may last into fall. This is an easy to grow and drought tolerant perennial that readily multiplies from offsets as well as seeds. Multiple plants per pot. Item# 10395.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Primrose yellow, trumpet shaped flowers to 2" across are often blushed on the outside of the flower with peachy pink. The Primrose Yellow Rainlily produces its flowers singly on sturdy stalks over a long period beginning in late spring and may last into fall. This is an easy to grow and drought tolerant perennial that readily multiplies from offsets as well as seeds. Multiple plants per pot. Item# 11003.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Masses of 3/4" two-lipped tubular purple flowers with a yellow dotted white bee-guide are produced over an extended period in late winter through spring and into summer atop the low evergreen foliage. Purple Creeping Mazus is a low spreading perennial suited for use as a spiller in containers, a groundcover, in or around rain gardens, and for planting between stepping stones and pavers. It can also tolerate periodic light foot traffic. A Missouri Botanic Garden Plant of Merit award winner for its proven durability and reliability in average garden settings it is surprisingly hardy as well as evergreen. The low stems root wherever they touch the soil and the flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Item# 501

 

Grows To: 1-2" high space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade, AM sun, Mostly sunny, Full sun
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Purple Fountains Skullcap, Trailing Skullcap, Hummingbird Plant

Scutellaria longifolia 'Purple Fountains'

Clusters of fuchsia pink, 1 1/2", tubular blooms are borne throughout most of the year on this beautiful tropical trailing perennial. Glossy green slightly quilted foliage on arching to trailing stems. Great for hanging baskets, mixed containers, or in the front of the garden. Attracts Hummingbirds. Item# 862.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Purple Heart Jew

Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea', T. pallida, Setcresea purpurea

Purple Heart Jew produces dark purplish-red, thick succulent foliage in a moderately dense mass. This is a heat and drought resistant cold hardy perennial that is as well suited to the garden and landscape as it is spilling from containers. Summer brings sporadic rich pink flowers, though it is mostly grown for its foliage. The foliage coloration tends to be darkest when grown in a full to partly sunny location. An easy and reliable perennial groundcover and indoor or patio plant. Item# 575

Grows To: 8''H and spreading, space at 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Ragin' Cajun Red Ruellia

Ruellia elegans 'Ragin' Cajun'

Few perennials have the flower power of this performer! Ragin' Cajun Red Ruellia produces a non-stop display of deep red flowers held above the medium green foliage from late spring to fall or practically year round in frost free climates. A compact growing selection of Red Ruellia, Ragin' Cajun makes a great filler in mixed containers or as a perennial in the garden. Attracts hummingbirds and bees. A clump forming die-back perennial that readily reseeds on exposed soils creating a groundcover in time. Item# 619.

Grows To: 12-16''H 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Red Fountains Skullcap, Hummingbird Plant, Trailing Skullcap

Scutellaria longifolia 'Red Fountains'

Clusters of deep red, 1 1/2", tubular blooms are borne throughout most of the year on this beautiful tropical spreading to mounding perennial with beautiful glossy rich green foliage. An excellent choice for hanging baskets, spilling from containers, or in the garden where hardy. Provide a moist but well-draining soil for the best results. A hummingbird magnet! Item# 1201.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

A wonderfully colorful fall suprise, the Red Spider Lily produces neatly rounded clusters of deep red spidery flowers atop sturdy 12-18" high stems in late summer and early fall before the blue-green narrow straplike foliage emerges for winter. The nectar rich flowers attract larger butterflies and the large yellow Sulphur butterflies seem to be especially attracted to them. This heirloom pass-a-long multiplies readily to create a dense clump of offsets that can be divided in summer. Each pot contains 3 medium to large flowering size bulbs that can be planted anytime of year from containers. Work them into garden and landscapes but they can also be allowed to naturalize in the lawn. Item# 9338

Grows To: 18-24
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Deep reddish pink flowers with a dark crimson eye are produced in early spring covering the plant's fine needle-like foliage and making an eye catching display. Red Wings Creeping Phlox make an easy and low maintenance groundcover and the flowers attract butterflies. Use it as spiller over rock walls or as a low accent at the front of the garden and landscape. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11813

Grows To: 3-6"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sedum griseum

Sedum griseum

Blue-gray narrow needle-like succulent foliage sits in dense whorls along the stems of this somewhat of a sub-shrub-like Sedum. Sedum griseum makes an easy container specimen plant or can be used in combination with other sedums and succulents. This is a native of Mexico and is not tolerant of hard frosts and freezes so bring it indoors into a sunny location for winter. Provide with a sandy to rocky mineral soil with excellent drainage for the best results. Item# 11402

Grows To: 6-12''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Selfheal, Heal-All, Prunella

Prunella vulgaris

An easy groundcovering perennial, Selfheal produces dense spikes of contrasting coppery tinged green bracts from which row after row of white tubular flowers with a purple 'hood' emerge. It begins flowering in early to mid spring lasting for several weeks providing nectar to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. This member of the mint family is easy to establish and requires little care once established in the garden. Use Selfheal as a groundcover, on roadsides, as a component of the meadow, prairie and other naturalistic settings. Selfheal can be used to good effect spilling over walls or even in containers if you feel you need to contain it. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Mainly a winter and spring growing perennial that moves into dormancy after seeds set in summer. Item# 11176

Grows To: 8-14"H at flowering x 18-24"W, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Silky Leaf Frog Fruit creates a low moderately dense groundcover of rhomboid, deep green foliage that is topped by dense rounded clusters of tiny creamy white flowers throughout the growing season. It may flower year round in frost/freeze free areas. This plant appears to be a delicacy for smaller butterflies and is a host plant to the Phaon Crescent. Silky Leaf Frog Fruit is moderately drought resistant once well-established but may look and flower best where it receives regular moisture. Use it as a groundcover beneath larger growing plants where it receives ample sunlight, as a mass planting, or allow it to spill from containers and over walls. Item# 11484

Grows To: 3-6"H and spreading to 2-3
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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A low and compact plant, Sinaloan Blue Sage produces dark colored spikes that are adorned with electric blue tubular flowers from spring to fall. The textured foliage is typically tinted with shades of purple as well especially when grown in sunnier conditions. It makes a good companion plant for larger growing Salvias and other plants as well as a compact container plant that looks nice even when not flowering. Provide good drainage and partial shade in areas with hot summer climates. Item# 11160

Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun*, Part sun, Part shade
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The pure white flowers are produced in mass in spring atop the mound of contrasting rich green needle-like foliage. Snowflake Creeping Phlox, a.k.a. Thrift or Moss Phlox, develops into a dense groundcovering mass of fine textured deep green foliage that is topped by the contrasting flowers in early to midspring and attract butterflies. Use it as spiller over rock walls or as a low accent at the front of the garden and landscape. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Item# 12130

Grows To: 3-6"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)

Snow-N-Summer™ Asiatic Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'HOSNS' (a.k.a. Snow-N-Summer)

Rosy pink new growth matures to white and deep rich green creating a snowfall of color in the garden. A beautiful form of the ever durable Asiatic Jasmine. An excellent ground cover for sun to shade. Evergreen and dense. item# 1188.

Grows To: 6-8''H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Society Garlic, Sweet Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

A tough and reliable clump-forming perennial with arching to upright gray-green foliage which is topped by clusters of fragrant (most fragrant after dark!) lavender flowers from early summer to fall. Foliage has the fragrance of garlic when crushed or bruised. Bulbs and leaves are edible and can be used in place of garlic or garlic chives. It is reported to repel moles. The name Society Garlic came about by the belief that it would not leave you with bad breath as common garlic would. Item# 1114

Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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St. John Variegated Ganges Primrose, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove

Asystasia gangetica subsp. gangetica 'St. John', Justicia gangetica

Lavender trumpets with white throats may be produced throughout the growing season, or nearly year round in mild winter climates, in spike-like clusters and nicely complement the creamy white to soft buttery yellow and green variegated, rounded foliage. The Ganges Primrose is a naturally evergreen (in frost-free climates), groundcover-like, mounding and spreading, shrub-like perennial. Use as a non-aggressive groundcover in the garden or filler in containers. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Item# 11049

Grows To: 8-12"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade

1" bright pink powderpuff shaped flowers are produced throughout the warmer months of the year atop the finely textured almost fern-like low growing foliage and stems. The Sunshine Mimosa is a thornless spreading native perennial well-suited for use as a lawn replacement. It tolerates only light foot traffic but can be used between stepping stones in walks, in natural areas like meadows, prairies, and roadsides, as well as a soil stabilizer on slopes. Sunshine Mimosa, Mimosa strigillosa, is best adapted to average moist sandy loams and is a common native perennial with the heaviest populations in Florida and Louisiana but it is also common along the Texas Gulf Coast. In zones 9B and 10 it tends to remain evergreen, in area with colder winters stems may freeze back to ground level and then re-emerge once warm weather arrives. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Item# 11922 

 

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11 - evergreen perennial, 8-9A a die-back perennial
Grows To: 6-12"H and spreading, space 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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2-1/2" wide, miniature Amaryllis-like, white flowers are heavily blushed with pink toward the ends of the recurving petals. A wonderful and easy bulbous perennial, the Pink Rainlily or Brazilian Copper Lily flowers on and off from mid spring to fall and the flowers are held well-above the narrow, strap-like foliage. Item# 9541.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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