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Perennials Over 4'H

The very tallest perennials that commonly exceed 4 feet high under most conditions. These very tall, often statement making perennials are well suited to use at the back of the border and in front of medium to large shrubs and taller tree form plants. Some may be suitable for large to very large containers as specimens and thrillers. Growing conditions may affect ultimate size. This list also includes some tropicals/subtropicals that are grown as die-back perennials in zone 8B/9A like Angel's Trumpets, so just keep that in mind if you are in a colder climate.

 

 

This native perennial Hibiscus boasts large 6-8" wide typically white but occassionally pink flowers with a dark burgundy eye. The Crimson-Eyed Rosemallow, Hibiscus moscheutos, is common in moist and wet areas as the name implies but is tolerant of average moist garden soils but may require extra moisture during dry spells. This is a vigorous and hardy native perennial that can reach 5-7' high but is more commonly found at 4'. The foliage may be used as a butterfly caterpillar host by Hairstreaks, Blues, Coppers, and others. Hibiscus moscheutos is one of the main species used in breeding of the large dinner plate-sized Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus cultivars. Item# 9399

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10 (mulch in 5,6,7,8)
Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Jack in the Bush or Crucita is truly one of the very best butterfly plants! The nectar rich, light blue to purple, flat topped flower clusters make perfect landing platforms for pollinators of all shapes and sizes. Crucita can be found in flower as early as mid summer to late fall. Item# 10670.

Grows To: 3-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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One of the most prolific flowering Angel's Trumpets producing masses of white, fragrant trumpets that are borne in profusion on this free flowering tropical. Begins blooming at a very young age making it an excellent choice for containers. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like dieback perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. They also make easy to enjoy container plants that can be overwintered indoors. Item# 9303.

Grows To: 4-7'H x 4-8'W and larger in frost free areas
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Daniel Weeks Ginger (Orange, Fragrant)

Hedychium 'Daniel Weeks'

Known for its intense Honeysuckle-like fragrance that is most pronounced in the evening, Daniel Weeks Ginger produces large dense spikes of of large butterfly-like flowers that are a light creamy orange at the edges deepening to dark golden-orange in the center.  This is a vigorous clump forming ginger with sturdy upright stems adorned with tropical foliage that starts flowering in late spring to early summer and can continue until fall. Its compact clump forming upright habit and excellent flower power lend this hybrid Hedychium to use in containers as well as in the garden and landscape. Daniel Weeks Ginger is easy, reliable, and proven to be hardy enough for zone 7. Provide a moist, well-drained, fertile soil and a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 11530 

Grows To: 4-6'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Dark Mystery Perennial Hibiscus, Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus x 'Dark Mystery' PPAF

The huge 8-9" wide ruffled white flowers sporting darker pink veining with a dark burgundy eye shine like spotlights against the foil of dark burgundy to near black foliage and are produced throughout summer. A top performing selection, Dark Mystery Hardy Hibiscus is a vigorous and reliable clump forming perennial Hibiscus with a good branching habit. It is sure to be a star in almost any garden or landscape! Like most other Walter's Gardens introductions, Dark Mystery is an indeterminate plant producing flowers from the top to the bottom 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# 12060

Grows To: 5'H x 5-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Disney Scarlet Ginger (Orange to Red-Orange)

Hedychium coccineum 'Disney', H. coccineum 'Honduras Form', H. coccineum 'Orange Brush'

Tall spikes of soft to medium orange flowers sit atop sturdy upright stems and are produced over a long period in summer on well-established plantings. This ginger's sweetly fragrant flowers attract larger butterflies like Swallowtails and Giant Sulphurs. The Disney form of the Scarlet Ginger is one of the more compact and erect growing forms of this species. Disney is also known as the Honduras Form and as the Orange Brush Ginger. As with most Hedychiums provide a partly shaded area to full sun, in an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil. The Disney Scarlet Ginger is vigorous, easy and hardy. Item# 11522

Grows To: 3-5'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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This heirloom has long been a popular favorite among Southern gardeners! Clusters of 4-6" fully double, bright pink, peony-like flowers are born in late summer and into fall. The Double Pink Confederate Rose is a large deciduous shrub in mild climates or a vigorous perennial in the colder portions of its range. Tough, easy, and reliable! Item #386.

Grows To: 10-15' H x 8-12' W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Double White Confederate Rose, Cotton Rose Mallow

Hibiscus mutabilis 'Tri-Color'

Clusters of 4-6" fully double peony-like flowers open white and quickly change to pink and to near red by the day's end creating the 3 color effect of this cultivar's Tricolor name. The Double White Confederate Rose begins it show in late summer and lasting into fall. A large deciduous shrub in mild climates or a vigorous perennial in the colder portions of its range. Tough, easy, and reliable! This heirloom has long been a popular favorite among Southern gardeners! Item# 389. 

Grows To: 10-15' H x 8-12' W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Dr. Seuss Angel's Trumpet, Wedding Bells

Brugmansia x 'Dr. Seuss'

Dr. Seuss produces clusters of large, sweetly fragrant trumpets that open yellow, deepen to a gold, and finally to orange as they age. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like dieback perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. They also make easy to enjoy container plants that can be overwintered indoors. Item# 911.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Ecuador Pink Angel's Trumpet, Wedding Bells

Brugmansia x versicolor 'Ecuador Pink'

The strong fragrance and extra large, deep pink, long-lasting flowers make Ecuador Pink one of the very best pink Angel's Trumpets! Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like dieback perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. They also make easy to enjoy container plants that can be overwintered indoors. Item# 411.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun(with midday shade in S), Part sun, Part shade
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Flame Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis 'Flame', Tecomaria capensis, Bignonia capensis, T. petersii

This Almost Eden exclusive introduction boasts clusters of glowing deep reddish orange 2" upward facing tubular blooms that are perfect for hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowering from summer and often well into winter this hardy heat and sun-loving tropical can be grown as a shrub, vine, espalier, or can even be trained into tree forms. Where not hardy it makes an easy container plant. Item# 9565.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W, to 20' as a vine in frost free climates.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Long white fragrant trumpets are held on tall sturdy stems in mid to late summer. One of the tallest lilies that may reach 7' or more. Extremely easy to grow and readily naturalizes. A favorite pass-along heirloom that will adorn your garden for years to come. The Formosa or Phillipine Lily attracts a variety of pollinators including Hummingbird Moths and so makes an excellent addition to the Moon/Moth garden with it's large showy white flowers. Item# 9521.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9, (Biennial 5,6)
Grows To: 5-7'H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Fragrant Glory Bower, Cashmere Bouquet, Scented Malli, False Pikake, Glory Tree

Clerodendrum chinense, C. fragrans, C. philipinum, C. fragrans 'Pleniflorum'

Intensely fragrant white flowers, composed of tightly packed, sometimes pink-tinged, petals are borne in large rounded clusters in spring and summer or nearly throughout the year in tropical climates and where protected from freezes and frosts. Large and tropical looking, medium green, fuzzy foliage adorns very upright growing, sturdy, square stems. This is an easily grown tropical shrub-like perennial that may spread vigorously if left to its own devices so consider enjoying the Fragrant Glory Bower or Cashmere Bouquet from a container. Item# 423.

Grows To: 4-6'+H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, AM sun, Filtered shade, Light shade
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The Fragrant White Mistflower produces clusters of fragrant, white, nectar-rich flowers in fall just as the Monarch butterflies are migrating southward. The flowers attract a large variety of pollinators including bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. This shrubby perennial native of the Edwards Plateau is a tough hombre that is moderately drought resistant and can develop into a somewhat woody shrub. Item# 11358

Grows To: 3-6'H x 3-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, *Part sun, *Part shade

Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet, Wedding Bells

Brugmansia x sauvoleans 'Frosty Pink'

Large white trumpets heavily edged in a deep rich pink skirt, hang in loose clusters from this large tropical shrub. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like die-back perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. They also make easy to enjoy container plants that can be overwintered indoors. Item# 424.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Giant Ironweed, Tall Ironweed, V. altissima

Vernonia gigantea spp. gigantea; V. altissima

Large clusters of dense frilly purple flowers are borne from mid-summer to fall on this tall vigorous native perennial. An excellent choice for the back of the border where the butterflies and bees can enjoy it. Commonly found in moist clay soils but will do fine in average garden soils. Item# 9257.

Grows To: 5-9'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Giant Salvia, Japanese Glorybower, Red Glorybower

Clerodendrum japonicum, C. squamatum

Massive spikes of crimson blooms, to 24" high and 16" wide, are held above the large, tropical, heart-shaped leaves. Blooms throughout summer and into fall. A tough old Heirloom that will slowly spread by underground runners finding its way to the perfect garden position. In freeze free climates the Japanese Glory Bower can grow into an 8-12' high shrub with flowers on every branch. An excellent plant for long tongued pollinators but especially hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Item# 1048.

Grows To: 4-7'H+ x 2'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The most floriferous Esperanza that we grow! Gold Star Esperanza produces an endless display of large clusters of large golden yellow, lightly fragrant trumpets from late spring to frost. This Greg Grant selection is the standard by which all other Esperanza's are judged. Hardy, heat and sun loving, and with a nicely branched habit Gold Star Esperanza is great for tropical settings in containers and in the garden. Attracts pollinators including butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Item # 9902.

 
Gold Star is also considered to be lightly fragrant like the tall growing types. If you like you can read more about this great cultivar from the Texas Agrilife Extension Service here: http://www.plantanswers.com/arcadia_pages/plant_of_the_month/gold_star.htm
 Item# 9902.
Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W and larger in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The most floriferous Esperanza that we grow! Gold Star Esperanza produces an endless display of large clusters of large golden yellow, lightly fragrant trumpets from late spring to frost. This Greg Grant selection is the standard by which all other Esperanza's are judged. Hardy, heat and sun loving, and with a nicely branched habit Gold Star Esperanza is great for tropical settings in containers and in the garden. Attracts pollinators including butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Item # 12416.

 
Gold Star is also considered to be lightly fragrant like the tall growing types. If you like you can read more about this great cultivar from the Texas Agrilife Extension Service here: http://www.plantanswers.com/arcadia_pages/plant_of_the_month/gold_star.htm
 Item# 9902.
Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W and larger in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The interesting and beautiful, yellow foliage of this Greg Grant selection of the Giant Coneflower makes for a wonderful contrast with other garden plants. Just as vigorous, easy, and tolerant as any other Great Coneflower, Golda Emanis Rudbeckia produces large golden yellow daisies on statuesque, 5-7' stalks in mid to late spring. Great in foliage or flower. Item# 10111.

Grows To: 5-7'H x 20-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Golden Lotus Banana, Chinese Yellow Banana

Musella lasiocarpa, Ensete lasiocarpum

10" golden yellow flowers that resemble a lotus when first opening, sit atop nearly leafless thick sturdy stems and last for months on mature plants. When young the plants look just like dwarf bananas with long rounded medium-green tropical foliage. This is tough, hardy, and easily grown, tightly clump forming rhizomatous tropical. After flowering is finished the mature plant produces a multitude of pups and then dies making way for the young plants which should flower in their 2nd or 3rd year. Our 1 gallon plants are 30"+H. Item# 9578.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Large, double to triple flowered or more, intensely fragrant, long lasting flowers open a soft primrose yellow and age to a golden yellow to near orange. Goldflame's rich perfume lasts into the morning and is sure to turn heads and attract the local hummingbird moth population! It begins flowering at 4-5' high making it well adapted to container culture. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like die-back perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. Item# 11078

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Grandpa's Pumpkin Patch Lantana (shrub, orange)

Lantana x 'Grandpa's Pumpkin Patch'

Few plants can consistently attract as many butterflies as this Lantana making the plant appear alive with these fluttering wonders, especially in summer and fall. Grandpa's Pumpkin Patch Lantana produces yellow centered clusters of brilliant pumpkin orange flowers from late spring to frost on this vigorous Lantana that can certainly keep up with New Gold for flowering ability. Item# 9605

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The huge, to 6", golden, daisy-like blooms with tall dark brown cones or eyes are held on tall sturdy stems which can grow to 7' or more! A tough and hardy, native perennial. Great for pollinators. The large attractive soft, blue-green foliage makes a nice garden accent and is at its prime in winter and spring. Item# 1152.

Grows To: 5-7'H x 20-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

This native perennial Hibiscus boasts large 6-8" wide typically white but occassionally pink flowers with a dark burgundy eye. The Crimson-Eyed Rosemallow, Hibiscus moscheutos, is common in moist and wet areas as the name implies but is tolerant of average moist garden soils but may require extra moisture during dry spells. This is a vigorous and hardy native perennial that can reach 5-7' high but is more commonly found at 4'. The foliage may be used as a butterfly caterpillar host by Hairstreaks, Blues, Coppers, and others. Hibiscus moscheutos is one of the main species used in breeding of the large dinner plate-sized Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus cultivars. Item# 9399

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10 (mulch in 5,6,7,8)
Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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