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3-4'H Perennials

These taller perennials usually remain in the 3 to 4 feet high range under most conditions. Use them behind and among low to medium height growing perennials, as specimen plants, near the middle to the back of border, in front of medium and large shrubs and very tall perennials, and around larger tree form plants. Some of these will make nice container specimens and when used in combinations for large and very large containers. Growing conditions may affect the plant's ultimate size. This list may also include some tropicals that are grown as die-back perennials in zone 8B so just keep that in mind if you are in a colder climate.

 

 

Scarlet Spires Salvia

Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires'

The large spikes of intense red to orange-red flowers of this Salvia are sure to attract a myriad of pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. Scarlet Spires Salvia is a vigorous upright to sprawling perennial Salvia that begins flowering in spring and will continue until fall. Provide it with a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny position for the densest growth and flowering. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11468

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11,(8A?,7B?)
Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Screamin' Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow False Indigo, Baptisia

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screamin' Yellow'

Screamin' Yellow Baptisia was selected for its flower power and compact habit. A multitude of sturdy spikes filled with brilliant yellow pea-like blossoms are held above the rounded blue-green to gray-green rounded foliage. Baptisia's are durable pest and disease resistant native taprooted perennials and could be considered the Lupine for the south. An excellent addition to the perennial border or cut-flower garden that is drought tolerant, deer resistant, durable, and easy. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 9911.

Grows To: 2-3'H+ x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Screamin' Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow False Indigo, Baptisia

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screamin' Yellow'

Screamin' Yellow Baptisia was selected for its flower power and compact habit. A multitude of sturdy spikes filled with brilliant yellow pea-like blossoms are held above the rounded blue-green to gray-green rounded foliage. Baptisia's are durable pest and disease resistant native taprooted perennials and could be considered the Lupine for the south. An excellent addition to the perennial border or cut-flower garden that is drought tolerant, deer resistant, durable, and easy. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 11653

Grows To: 2-3'H+ x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Seaside Goldenrod

Solidago sempervirens

Dense spikes of golden yellow flowers cover the upper 2/3's of this plant for an extended period beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. Seaside Goldenrod is a clump forming native perennial common in coastal areas whose nectar rich flowers provide a much needed food source to fall migrating Monarch butterflies along with other butterflies, bees, and many garden beneficials. Deep green smooth foliage adorns the stems. This is a salt tolerant species that is more compact in poor and salt laden soils but in rich garden soil it is known to reach 6-8' high. Pinching out the growing tips in late spring will help to create a fuller more compact plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny location but it is otherwise adaptable to a wide variety of soil types from wet clay to sand. Item# 11627

Grows To: 3-6'+H, space at about 12-18
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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An evergreen (semi-evergreen in cooler climates) mounding arching shrub or small vine producing clusters of deep yellow blooms. Typically the blooms do not open all at once, instead they open over a much longer period providing color from spring through summer. Showy Yellow Jasmine makes a great low evergreen groundcover or hedge once it is mature or allow it to grow up and cascade over a corner of a fence. It slow growth rate means that it will require minimal maintenance. Drought and pest resistant. Item # 851.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Silky Red Butterfly Weed, Mexican Butterflyweed

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Red'

Vibrant yellow and red flowers are borne from Spring to frost on an upright to spreading perennial. Raise Monarch Butterflies in your own backyard! The Monarchs migrate through our area just as the Asclepias begin to awaken in spring, just in time for the females to lay their eggs on the new growth.Item # 3078.

Grows To: 4'H x 2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Silky Red Butterfly Weed, Mexican Butterflyweed

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Red'

Vibrant yellow and red flowers are borne from Spring to frost on an upright to spreading perennial. Raise Monarch Butterflies in your own backyard! The Monarchs migrate through our area just as the Asclepias begin to awaken in spring, just in time for the females to lay their eggs on the new growth.Item # 12088

Grows To: 4'H x 2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Solid yellow blooms are borne from spring to fall on this vigorous and fast growing upright perennial. Raise Monarch Butterflies in your own backyard! The Monarchs migrate through our area just as the Asclepias begin to awaken in spring, just in time for the females to lay their eggs on the new growth. item # 643.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Slim's Orange Scarlet Ginger (Red-Orange)

Hedychium coccineum 'Slim's Orange'

Dark reddish-orange flowers emerge from tall spikes that sit atop short and sturdy upright stems with narrow bluish-gray green tropical looking foliage and begins flowering as early June with flowers on and off through summer into fall on established plants. Slim's Orange Scarlet Ginger has about the most compact habit of the any of the other Scarlet Ginger cultivars topping out at 3-4' high making it an excellent choice for containers as well as the garden and landscape. As with most Hedychiums provide a partly shaded area to full sun, in an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Slim's Orange Scarlet Ginger is vigorous, easy and hardy. Item# 11524

Grows To: 3-4'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Filtered shade, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The huge, pure white flowers of Snow White Perennial Hibiscus contrast nicely with red tinged stems of this hardy perennial Hibiscus. This root hardy, clump forming perennial readily regrows each spring to create a tidy mass of foliage and stems that round out to about 4' x 4' by midsummer. Flowering for Snow White begins in late spring to early summer and can last into fall under good conditions with well established plants. Item# 10874

Grows To: 4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Snowbank Boltonia, False Aster, White Doll's Daisy

Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama 'Snowbank'

In mid and late summer hundreds of white daisies with a yellow eye are produced in large clusters nearly hiding the smooth, narrow, bluish green foliage. Snowbank Boltonia is a prized, somewhat compact selection of this easy to grow native wildflower introduced by the New England Wildlflower Society. Provide a full to mostly sunny position for the fullest sturdiest plants and an average moist well-drained soil. Pinching in late spring or early summer will help to promote branching and sturdier plants. The flowers of Snowbank Boltonia provide nectar to a variety of smaller pollinators especially bees. Item# 10990

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Southern Cross Ironweed

Vernonia 'Southern Cross'

A tidy 4' x 4' vase shaped mound of stems and airy dark foliage are covered by clusters of deep purple flowers in late summer. Southern Cross Vernonia is pretty enough in foliage but in full flower it is a star in the garden and the nectar rich flowers attract a myriad of pollinators and other garden beneficials. As the name implies, Ironweeds are tough as nails in the landscape and make long-lived clump forming perennials that require minimal maintenance or additional care once established. These native perennials are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and are somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Developed by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, all rights reserved. Item# 11633

Grows To: 4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Spicy Justicia, Mexican Honeysuckle, Orange Plume Flower, Muicle, Mohintli, Firecracker Flower

Justicia spicigera, Jacobinia spicigera, Justicia ghiesbreghtiana, Sericographis mohintli

Clusters of 1" orange tubular blooms are born throughout much of the year where protected from frost and freezes or it acts as a die-back perennial in the northern portions of its range. Shade and drought tolerant, deer resistant, and a favorite of Hummingbirds, how can you go wrong with Spicy Justicia? It flowers in sun or shade, though plants may be healthiest and most floriferous when grown with afternoon or midday shade, in well-drained, average moist, moderately fertile soils. Item# 654.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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2-3" bright yellow sunflower-like flowers are held on 3'H branching sturdy stems from late spring to fall. The flowering stalks emerge from a rosette of wide medium green foliage on this fibrous rooted native perennial. Great for butterflies and pollinators. Item# 9585.

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Starry Starry Night Perennial Hibiscus, Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus x 'Starry Starry Night' PP 27901

The large pink, white, and rose colored flowers are set against a foil of starkly contrasting near black, maple-like foliage of this hardy Hibiscus. Starry Starry Night Hibiscus has some of the darkest foliage of any of the new cultivars of perennial Hibiscus and the light colored flowers definitely stand out dramatically! This Walter's Gardens introduction was selected not only for its amazing foliage and flowers but also for the fact that it flowers from the top to the bottom of the naturally rounded plants unlike some of the older cultivars. Provide a moist, fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Item# 11419

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Summer In Paradise Perennial Hibiscus, Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus x 'Summer In Paradise' PP 28730

Huge, intense deep pink flowers with a deep burgundy eye are held against the deep green, maple-like foliage in summer on a full rounded plant that flowers from top to bottom. Summer In Paradise Hibiscus is a hardy perennial Hibiscus that is sure to make a statement in the summer garden. These Hibiscus also make great additions to bog gardens and moist areas. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a moist rich garden soil. Item# 11418

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Summerific® Berry Awesome Perennial Hibiscus, Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus x 'Berry Awesome' PP 27936, CPBR 5647

Huge 8" wide purplish-pink flowers are held against a backdrop of deep dark green foliage throughout summer. Summerific® Berry Awesome Perennial Hibiscus is a compact well-branched large clump forming perennial with a naturally rounded habit. The Summerific® Hibiscus are indeterminate types meaning that they flower all up and down the stems instead of just on the upper half of the plants creating a knockout display in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in moist to average moist to wet, moderately fertile soils. Summerific® Berry Awesome Perennial Hibiscus was a 2019 Proven Winners Perennial of the Year. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12057

Grows To: 4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Summerific® French Vanilla Perennial Hibiscus, Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus x 'French Vanilla' PPAF CPBRAF

Creamy yellow buds open to 8" wide french vanilla colored ruffled flowers with a dark red-burgundy eye that absolutely shine against the backdrop of deep dark green foliage throughout summer. Summerific® French Vanilla Perennial Hibiscus is a compact well-branched large clump forming perennial with a naturally rounded habit. The Summerific® Hibiscus are indeterminate types meaning that they flower all up and down the stems instead of just on the upper half of the plants creating a knockout display in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in moist to average moist to wet, moderately fertile soils. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12058

Grows To: 4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Wonderfully fragrant of licorice or anise when bruised or dried, Sweet Goldenrod produces medium to large pyramidal clusters of golden yellow flowers in summer that are excellent for attracting pollinators and other beneficials. The flowers and foliage, fresh or dried, is often used to make a very nice herbal tea, as a mild spice in cooking, and could certainly be used in potpourris as well (Bonnie fell in love with the fragrance of the dried seed heads!). Another of the garden friendly clump forming Goldenrods, Sweet Goldenrod makes a nice addition to the garden, as well as in natural areas and along roadsides. Item# 10684.

Grows To: 30-48"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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The light coral pink flowers of this Turkscap are blushed a darker near red on the outside edges of the curling petals creating a sweet two toned bi-color effect. Sweet Lips Turk's Cap is another twist on this great plant developed by plantsman Greg Grant who also developed Big Momma and Pam Puryear's Pink Turk's Caps. Like the rest of the Turk's Caps this one is sure to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A durable and reliable perennial that flowers from late spring to fall in full sun to partial shade. Item# 11034

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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The tall sturdy spikes of this Liatris quickly develop white pearl-like buds that open to clusters of lavender flowers. No staking is required for this beautiful native clump-forming cormous perennial. Plant it at the back of the border in small to large groupings for a wonderful effect and the butterflies will love you for it as well. Item# 9866.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Texas Coneflower

Rudbeckia texana

A choice native coneflower, the Texas Coneflower produces 3-5" bright golden yellow daisies that  are borne singly, or in small clusters of up 5 flowers, and are held on sturdy upright stems in summer. A rosette of large, rich dark green glossy foliage subtends the flower stalks. Texas Coneflower provides us with a medium-sized Rudbeckia that is similar in habit to the stately Giant Coneflower. Item# 10217.

Grows To: 3-4
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Texas Pink Garden Phlox has large rounded clusters of lightly fragrant purplish-pink flowers that are produced atop sturdy purplish-red stems. Their showing begins in early summer lasting for several weeks and possibly longer if they are deadheaded. Texas Pink Phlox is a mildew resistant free flowering selection of our native Phlox paniculata. Provide a full to mostly sunny site with a well-drained soil for the best results. The flowers attract butterflies and larger bees. Item# 11275

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Rounded clusters of nectar-rich lavender flowers develop into showy conical clusters of rich purple berries and are produced throughout the warmer months of the year to year-round under warm tropical conditions. Three-Leaf Lantana is an unusual species in that it is grown as much or more for its fruit than its flowers. This is a small-ish tropical shrub with a naturally upright to spreading habit and makes an easy container specimen and can be used in combination in medium-sized to large containers. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in well-drained fertile soils for optimum flower and fruit production. Item# 11698

Grows To: 2-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Scarlet Spires Salvia

Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires'

The large spikes of intense red to orange-red flowers of this Salvia are sure to attract a myriad of pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. Scarlet Spires Salvia is a vigorous upright to sprawling perennial Salvia that begins flowering in spring and will continue until fall. Provide it with a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny position for the densest growth and flowering. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11468

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11,(8A?,7B?)
Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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