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1-2'H Perennials

These perennials usually remain in the 1 to 2 feet high range under most conditions. They are still low enough for the front of perennial border, garden, and landscape and some of the rhizomatous species will make low to medium height groundcovers. Their tidy habits also lend them to use as fillers and spillers for container specimens and in combinations for small to medium sized containers. Growing conditons and how well a plant is established may affect it's ultimate size.

 

Clusters of pure white flowers with a darker eye may be born throughout summer and can nearly cover the top of the plant under good conditions. White or Swamp Milkweed is one of the few shade tolerant Milkweeds but it seems to produce a fuller denser plant where it receives at least 4-6 hours or more of direct sunlight. This is an excellent choice for use as a Monarch host as it will remain evergreen in mild winters in zone 8B and warmer and is a good substitute for the Mexican Milkweed for those looking for a reliable locally native perennial Milkweed with a smaller compact habit. Asclepias perennis is native to much of the eastern central US. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist to semi-moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Plant the Aquatic or White Milkweed in spring until about midsummer in zones 6-8 to help ensure plants are well-established before winter. It can also be enjoyed as a container plant but it should be protected if there is a chance that the soil can freeze. Item# 10451

Grows To: 1-2'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Light shade

Clusters of creamy white, sometimes tinged pink, spidery flowers are produced atop short sturdy stems in late September and early October. The White Spider Lily is considered to be a hybrid Lycoris and is an easy addition to any sunny to semi-sunny well-drained soil in the garden or it can even be allowed to naturalize in the lawn. The narrow strap-like foliage appears once flowering has finished and grows through winter and the bulbs become dormant during summer. An easy heirloom that readily multiplies. 1 flowering size bulb per pot. Item# 11587

Grows To: 15-18"H at flowering, space 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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White Trailing Lantana, Weeping Lantana

Lantana montevidensis 'Trailing White'

Clusters of pure white flowers are borne from spring to frost on this easy and adaptable perennial. With a low, naturally spreading to weeping habit White Trailing Lantana makes an excellent choice for the garden or as a spiller in mixed containers. Excellent for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Evergreen in mild winter climates and makes a wonderful freely flowering groundcover. Item# 10791.

Grows To: 1-2'H x 4-6'+W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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White Woodland Painted Petals, White Flowering Grass

Freesia laxa 'Alba', Anomatheca laxa, A. cruenta, Lapeirousia laxa

From flattened iris-like bluish-green fans emerge spikes of pure white 1" wide flowers in late spring and early summer. An uncommon pure white form of Woodland Painted Petals or Flowering Grass, Freesia laxa var. alba is an easily grown cormous heirloom perennial and RHS Award of Garden Merit winner which readily multiplies via seed to make a loose groundcover. Provide an average to well-drained soil in a full to partly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. Freesia laxa is suitable for container culture as well as in the garden and landscape. Naturally winter dormant. Typically 2-3 or more bulbs per pot. Item# 11792

Grows To: 8-12"H x 12"W space at about 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Sure to brighten any shaded area this hybrid Acanthus has beautifully variegated deep green, deeply divided foliage that is heavily marked with pink, cream, and white. Whitewater Acanthus was hybridized to produce a more vigorous plant with improved cold hardiness over 'Tasmanian Angel'. In late spring to early summer 4' spikes composed of solid creamy white and pink bracts produce white tubular flowers tipped in pink that can be enjoyed in the garden or as a long lasting cut flower. Use this Acanthus in the garden, landscape, or as low maintenance medium-sized container specimens. Images courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries. Item# 11476

Grows To: 18-24
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, (Full sun in cooler climates)
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Clusters of small white to greenish-white flowers are borne mainly in summer among the finely textured, narrow, dark-green foliage of Whorled Milkweed. This is a tough, native, taprooted perennial found throughout all but the most western portions of the US as well as into Canada. Whorled Milkweed is a host to the Monarch and Queen butterflies. Item# 10221.


Grows To: 18-30"H x 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Wild Chervil, Canadian Honewort

Cryptotaenia canadensis

According to Dr. Allen's Edible Plants of the Gulf South, Wild Chervil or Honewort is an easy to grow, native, tuberous rooted perennial whose leaves, stems, and flowers are useful fresh in salads or can be cooked as a green, the tuberous roots can be used as a starch, and the seeds can be used as a spice. Grow it as a loose groundcover in shade to partial shade in a moist, but not soggy soil,  preferably rich in organic matter. A host for the Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly. Item# 10219.

 

Grows To: 1-2'H x 1-2'W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Early AM sun, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Winnie Faye Spiderwort, Tradescantia

Tradescantia 'Winnie Faye'

1-1/2" wide purple-blue flowers with brightly contrasting yellow stamens are produced atop sturdy stems beginning in spring and continuing into summer. Winnie Faye Spiderwort is a large growing hybrid perennial selected from the garden of its namesake by Carlton Lott, her grandson. This is an easy and adaptable, low maintenance, clump forming perennial whose flowers offer pollen and nectar to bees and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to partly sunny location in an average moist soil for optimum flowering and vigor. Item# 11916

Grows To: 16-24''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Yellow Boy Mexican Hat, Grey Headed Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Red Hats

Ratibida columnifera 'Yellow Boy', R. columnaris, Rudbeckia columnifera

Brilliant golden yellow drooping petals surround the tall gray cones from late spring to fall. This is a solid yellow flowered seed grown strain that we have selected. Mexican Hat is an easy to grow clump forming perennial with finely textured blue-gray foliage. A tough, drought resistant, hardy and reliable US native perennial. The disc flowers that compose the 'cone' attract a variety of smaller pollinators. Item# 10985

Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Yellow Firecracker Flower, Crossandra, Yellow Crossandra

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Lutea'

Soft yellow-orange blooms, that appear to have exploded from the buds, are borne throughout summer and into fall on this perennial tropical. Item# 753.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,(9? with protection)
Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The fragrant, 4" wide flowers of this diminutive species Louisiana Iris sport purplish-blue, widely flaring sepals that are each heavily centered with creamy yellow on short zigzagging stems that hold flower buds at each turn. The Zigzag Louisiana Iris multiplies readily creating a loose ground cover that is choreographed with the changing seasons. It is at its peak in late spring when it is in flower and the foliage reaches its maximum of about 24" high. In late summer it begins to go dormant fading back to about 3-4 inches high from which it regrows all winter preparing for spring flowering. Excellent for naturalizing even in average moist soils. Item# 10877.

Grows To: 16-24"H, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Clusters of pure white flowers with a darker eye may be born throughout summer and can nearly cover the top of the plant under good conditions. White or Swamp Milkweed is one of the few shade tolerant Milkweeds but it seems to produce a fuller denser plant where it receives at least 4-6 hours or more of direct sunlight. This is an excellent choice for use as a Monarch host as it will remain evergreen in mild winters in zone 8B and warmer and is a good substitute for the Mexican Milkweed for those looking for a reliable locally native perennial Milkweed with a smaller compact habit. Asclepias perennis is native to much of the eastern central US. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist to semi-moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Plant the Aquatic or White Milkweed in spring until about midsummer in zones 6-8 to help ensure plants are well-established before winter. It can also be enjoyed as a container plant but it should be protected if there is a chance that the soil can freeze. Item# 10451

Grows To: 1-2'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Light shade

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