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Our wide selection of tried and true perennial plants will bring reliable color and interest to your garden for years to come. Most perennials will only get bigger and better as time passes and many will flower from spring to fall as well as attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to your gardens. Did you know that native perennials like Rudbeckias, Liatris, and Phlox are found only in North America?

 

Blue Danube Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'  

Large, 3-4", blue, cornflower-like daisies are born in summer on this durable and reliable US native perennial. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and its easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Super easy and tough. Item# 1212.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Blue Empire™ Bluebeard, Spiraea, Caryopteris

Caryopteris x Blue Empire™' 'Elst01'  PP30494

Boasting bigger blue and more beautiful whorled clusters of nectar rich tubular flowers in tall wands that extend well above the gray-green foliage and last for weeks in summer. Blue Empire™ Bluebeard or Caryopteris was selected for its noticeably larger and longer lasting clusters of flowers as well as for its nicely compact habit further highlighting the tall candles of flower clusters. In zones 5-6 Bluebeard tends to act more like a clump forming die-back perennial and becomes more shrub-like where winters are milder, although, it benefits from hard late winter or early spring pruning since it flowers on new growth. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established and prefers a sunny site in a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12248

Grows To: 30-40"H x 24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Blue Fortune Agastache, Hyssop

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'  

Masses of dense blue spikes of fragrant, tubular flowers are held above the licorice scented, rich green foliage in summer on this highly sought after Agastache. The nectar rich flowers of Blue Fortune Agastache attract hordes of native pollinators and other beneficials to the garden. The beautiful form, fragrance, and flower power, and proven performance of this Agastache have made it a hit in gardens across the US. Use Blue Fortune in mass at the back of the border or in small specimen groupings to make a splash of long lasting color. Item# 10882.

Grows To: 36-48"H space at about 24" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun

The Blue Glory Vine produces 2-1/2" wide purple trumpets with yellow throats that are produced freely from spring to fall. A mounding and upright to spreading perennial to small (3-4'H) rambling climber, it is one of our favorite root hardy perennials for adding purple to a semi-shady area of the garden or in containers and it has excellent flower power. The Blue Glory Vine is happy in light shade to partial sun conditions but seems to prefer midday to afternoon shade in hot summer climates. It makes an easy container plant where not hardy. Item# 327

Grows To: 2-3'H x 4-6'W as perennial, 4-6'H x 6-8'W as evergreen vine
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Am sun, *Full sun

Blue Heaven Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus

Agapanthus 'Blue Heaven'  

A repeat flowering Lily of the Nile, Blue Heaven produces large rounded clusters of bell-shaped trumpets in shades of brilliant blue beginning in summer and lasting into fall on 2-4' high sturdy stems. A naturally evergreen clump forming perennial, Blue Heaven is considered hardy into zone 7. Agapanthus are reliable and generally pest free making these durable perennials a staple of gardens with mild winter climates whether in the garden or in containers. Item# 11099

Grows To: 2'H x 2-3'W, flower stems 2-4'H
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Blue Ice Bluestar

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'  

With some of the deepest blue flowers of any Amsonia and a consistently compact habit, Blue Ice has become one of the most popular Bluestar cultivars on the market. The clusters of deep blue, starry flowers open from deep violet buds and will be sure to brighten any spring garden. Yellow fall color adds to its interest. Bluestars are pest, disease, and deer resistant perennials that are considered to be somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Item# 10652.

Grows To: 12-24"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Blue Mistflower, Wild Ageratum, Hardy Ageratum, Blue Boneset

Conoclinium coelestinum, Eupatorium coelestinum  

Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are born atop sturdy stems in summer and sometimes into fall. Blue Mistflower is a rhizomatous colonizing native perennial that may be best suited to naturalistic settings or among larger growing plants as a tall groundcover. Excellent for pollinators, particularly native bees. Item# 10458

Grows To: 18-30"H x 8-12" and spreading, space at 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Large clusters of lightly fragrant lavender-blue flowers are produced in early spring and are held well above the deep dark green foliage. Blue Moon Phlox was selected for its clusters of large full flowers and vigor. This is an excellent choice for lightly shaded gardens or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. Provide shade during the hottest portion of the day in hot summer climates and well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Easy and reliable once established. The flowers provide early spring nectar to butterflies and other pollinators. Blue Moon Phlox along with the straight species Phlox divaricata tied for the Top Performer in Mt. Cuba Center Phlox for Shade trials. Item# 11217

Grows To: 6-12"H and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Clusters and chains of large 3" wide purple-blue trumpet shaped flowers with contrasting yellow throats are produced throughout much of the growing season and attract larger bees and butterflies as well as the occassional hummingbird. The Blue Sky Vine, Thunbergia grandiflora, is an exceptionally popular tropical vine that is easy, reliable, has excellent flower power and it can be grown as a die-back perennial in zones 8-9 if established early in the growing season (click the "More Details and Growing Info" link or the plant's image to learn more). It may remain evergreen in warm frost free tropical climates where it can flower nearly yearround. The Blue Sky Vine is a heat and sunloving twining vine suitable for metal fences, smaller arbors, and medium to large trellises or other sturdy supports. Provide a well-drained, moderately fertile soil. The Blue Sky Vine can also be enjoyed as an easy and low-maintenance container plant. Item# 1108.

Grows To: 15'-30'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Blue Star Japanese Aster, Kalimeris

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star', Boltonia incisa 'Blue Star'  

Pale blue frilly 1 to 1-1/2" wide daisies with a nicely contrasting yellow center are produced beginning in late spring and through summer often continuing into fall atop a neat mound of deep green foliage. The Blue Star Japanese Aster is a tidy under-used clump-forming perennial selected for its exceptionally long flowering season that is sure to add delightful color to the garden and landscape but it also makes easy and exceptionally long-flower container specimens. The flowers are sure to attract a multitude of pollinators. Provide a full to mostly sunny site with a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Heat, sun, and humidity tolerant. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11682

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun to Mostly sunny is preferred, Part shade
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Deep purplish blue Iris-like flowers are produced on 2' high spikes are held above the upright to arching dark-green, textured sword shaped foliage. Blue Stars often begins flowering in spring and continues into summer. The overall appearance of this hardy rhizomatous African native is like an overgrown Blue-Eyed Grass. Blue Stars is a naturally evergreen clump forming perennial but the foliage my die back at temperatures below 20oF. Provide good drainage in an average moist rich soil with shade during the hottest portions of the day in hot summer climates. Makes an easy container plant where not hardy. Item# 11019

Grows To: 12-16"H x 16-24"W, 24-30" in flower
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Light shade, Full sun*
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Spikes of deep blue to near purple pea-shaped flowers are produced in spring atop the gray-green foliage in mid to late spring. Blue Wild Indigo is a long-lived easy to grow native that develops and extensive taproot and so it prefers not to be moved once it begins to get established. Baptisias are durable pest and disease resistant perennials that should be considered the Lupine of the South. Provide a sunny position for optimum flowering. Like a fine wine these natives only get better with age. Item# 11593

Grows To: 2-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Blue Yonder Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus

Agapanthus 'Blue Yonder'  

An exceptionally cold hardy and repeat flowering selection, Blue Yonder Lily of the Nile produces deep cobalt blue, trumpet shaped, nectar rich flowers in large rounded clusters beginning in early spring and continuing until the first frost on established plants. Considered reliably cold hardy into zone 5, this easy to grow perennial produces medium green strap-like foliage with the flowers towering above on sturdy stems. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Provide a well-drained soil for the best results. Blue Yonder Agapanthus makes a low maintenance clump forming perennial for the garden, landscape, and container gardens. Item# 11281

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10,11,(5*)
Grows To: 24-36"H x 18-24"W, space at 12-18"
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, **Full sun
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Bluebird Smooth Blue Aster

Symphyotrichum laevis 'Bluebird'  

Masses of 1" wide blue to violet blue daisies with a yellow eye seemingly cover up this perennial in late summer and fall providing nectar for pollinators including bees and migrating Monarchs. Bluebird Smooth Blue Aster, a selection of Symphyotrichum laeve (previously Aster laevis), was the top rated aster in trials at Mt. Cuba Center. It has a naturally upright to vase-shaped, clump-forming habit and grows to 3-4' at flowering but can be pinched in late spring or early summer to produce a fuller more compact plant. The Smooth Blue Aster is found throughout much of the US and into Canada. Provide a well-drained, average to semi-dry soil in full sun conditions for optimum vigor and flowering although it is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. In semi-shade it may require staking. Caterpillar host: Field Crescent, Pearl Crescent, Texan Crescent, Roadside Checkerspot, Hoffman's Checkerspot, and American Lady. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12247

Grows To: 4-8"H x 18-24"W, space at 12" for groundcover
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Bobbie's Old Fashioned Purple Bearded Iris, German Iris

Iris germanica 'Old Fashioned Purple'  

In midspring tall blue-gray flowers stalks are adorned with 2-4 grape juice purple buds open to 6" wide flowers with dark purple falls and slightly lighter medium purple standards with a yellow-orange 'beard' or nectar guide. Bobbie's Old Fashioned Purple Bearded Iris is an heirloom pass-a-along that appropriately has found its way to us from both sides of our family and we came to know it as "Bobbie's Purple" since Aunt Bobbie shared it with us. The steely blue-gray fans of foliage act as a wonderful foil for the dark colored flowers and the plants will eventually develop into a groundcover like group of plants. Provide this heirloom Bearded Iris with a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny location for optimum vigor and flowering. Sold as individual plants actively growing is their own soil and container. Item# 11696

Grows To: 16-24"H, space at about 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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BODACIOUS® Hummingbird Falls Salvia, Anise Sage

Salvia x guaranitica 'Hummingbird Falls'  PP33981

The first Anise Sage hybrid for hanging baskets! The deep purple, 2" long tubular flowers emerge from solid black calyxes on black stems atop the mounds of dark green anise scented foliage and are produced from spring to fall. BODACIOUS® Hummingbird Falls Salvia, a Salvia guaranitica hybrid selected and introduced by Salvia guru Kermit Carter of Flowers By The Sea and boasts a mounding and spreading habit suitable for nearer the front of the garden or landscape as well as for hanging baskets and container gardens. It grows to a mere 1-2'H and ultimately spreading to about 3-4'W. As the name implies BODACIOUS® Hummingbird Falls Salvia is sure to draw in hummingbirds and even larger butterflies. Provide a full sun to part shade in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. 2022 Green Thumb Award winner awarded by the National Garden Bureau! Photos courtesy of Plant Haven International, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12765

Grows To: 1-2'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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BODACIOUS® Jammin' Jazz Salvia, Anise Sage

Salvia x guaranitica 'Jammin' Jazz'  

New for 2023! Hot pink, 2" long tubular flowers emerge from starkly contrasting deep purple to chocolate tinged calyxes and spikes on a slightly more compact plant allowing it to begin flowering earlier in the growing season. BODACIOUS® Jammin' Jazz Salvia, a selection or hybrid of Salvia guaranitica or Anise Sage, was developed by Salvia gurus Kermit and Vikki Carter of Flowers by the Sea who selected it for its brilliant color combination and a more refined 2-3' x 2-3' habit making it a choice selection for both container specimens as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full sun to partly shaded site, *Note: the latter is recommended in areas with hot summers and intense sunlight per the Carter's assessment of this cultivar, and a fertile, moist to average moist soil with average or better drainage. As with all of the Anise Scented Sages this one should draw in hummingbirds for miles as well as occassional larger butterflies. Item# 13139

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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BODACIOUS® Smokey Jazz Salvia, Anise Sage

Salvia x guaranitica 'Smokey Jazz'  PP33224

The deep magenta-pink, 2" long tubular flowers emerge from solid black calyxes on black stems atop the dark green anise scented foliage and are produced from spring to fall. BODACIOUS® Smokey Jazz Salvia, a Salvia guaranitica hybrid selected and introduced by Salvia guru Kermit Carter of Flowers By The Sea, boasts a compact, well-branched, naturally rounded habit, unfading deep green foliage, as well as excellent flower power. The tubular boysenberry colored flowers are sure to draw hummingbirds from miles around as well as the occassional larger butterfly. Compact enough for medium to large containers as well as reliably perennial in the garden and landscape. Provide a full sun to part shade in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Photos courtesy of Plant Haven International, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12766

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Bog Sage, Blue Spike Sage

Salvia uliginosa  

Spikes of 1/2" long, tubular, two-lipped, deep azure blue flowers have a contrasting bright white bee-guide and throat are produced in late spring or early summer and continue into fall atop the tall wispy stems. The nectar rich flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Bog Sage, Salvia uliginosa, is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial producing a multitude of tall thin wiry stems that can reach 5-6' high in rich fertile moist soils but tends to remain shorter, 3-4' high or so, under average moist garden conditions, which it can tolerate quite well, despite its name, once fully established. it tends to be more restrained under drier conditions as well. Its long flowering season and ease of care have garnered Bog Sage the RHS Award of Garden Merit. It can tolerate full sun in the cooler portions of its range but may be at its best where it receives a little midday shade in areas with hot summer climates. Item# 12906

Grows To: 4-6'H and spreading, space about 1' apart for groupings
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Bolivian Sunset Hardy Gloxinia, Seemania

Seemania sylvatica 'Bolivian Sunset', Gloxinia sylvatica  

Beginning in late summer and early fall, and potentially continuing into early spring if not hit by a freeze or hardy frost, the brilliant red, 1" long swollen, tubular flowers with a yellow throat are dangled horizontally on small deep red pedicels (read 'flower stems') above and among the wide, often bronze-tinged, deep green, succulent foliage that adorns the deep red sturdy upright stems. Bolivian Sunset Hardy Gloxinia, not really a 'Gloxinia' but a selection of Seemania sylvatica, is a naturally evergreen, rhizomatous perennial that enjoys light shade, filtered shade, or other 'cool sunlight' conditions in a well-drained, moist to average moist, fertile soil preferably rich in organic matter. It can be utilized as an informal fall flowering groundcover in zone 8B that will continue until first frost or freeze and it also makes an easy porch or patio container plant that can be brought indoors in winter where it should happily flower until about early spring. Provide an organic mulch in zone 8. The bright flowers attract hummingbirds, if they are still around, as well as Sulphur butterflies and occasional bees. Item# 12884

Grows To: 1-2'H x 1'W and slowly spreading
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, or other cool partial sunlight conditions like early morning sun

The narrow deep green to bluish-green foliage is adorned with broad creamy white vareiegation down the center of each recurving leaf. In typical Airplane Plant fashion, Bonnie produces a multitude of miniature plantlets along creamy white arching stems eventually developing into a dense mass of foliage that is perfectly suited for small to medium-sized hanging baskets and containers. It will do best where it receives bright indirect sunlight in an average moist, fertile soil. We have long been in love with this cultivar not only for the name it shares with our mother but also for its neat dense and unusual habit. Easy and carefree and perfectly suited for shaded porches, patios, atriums, and gardens or enjoy it indoors with bright to medium indirect sunlight. In warm tropical climates Airplane Plants may be utilized as shady groundcovers. Item# 12461

Grows To: 8-14"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Filtered shade, Light shade, Shade
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Clusters of soft lavender pink, nicely fragrant flowers are borne in loose clusters in spring. The rich dark green, narrow foliage is nearly immune to powdery mildew! A vigorous ground-covering perennial that flowers over an extended period and attracts butterflies. Item# 3062.

Grows To: 12-18''H and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Brandywine Heartleaf Foam Flower, Tiarella

Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'  

For several weeks in mid to late spring, the mounds of large, apple-green, heart-shaped, quilted foliage with maroon veining is topped by a multitude of conical spike-like clusters, or racemes, that are adorned in fragrant dainty white flowers that attract a variety of smaller pollinators. In fall and winter, its foliage deepens into bronze tones. Brandywine Foam Flower or Tiarella, a selection of our native Tiarella cordifolia, is a stoloniferous, semi-evergreen, perennial groundcover perfectly suited to shaded gardens and landscapes. They can tolerate more sun in areas with cool summer climates but will still likely prefer to be in the shade during the heat of the day. Tiarellas prefer a moist soil with ample organic matter and average or better drainage and are resistant to be being browsed by deer and rabbits. Dr. Allen Armitage in his Herbaceous Perennial Plants, 4th Edition states that he "puts these plants on the A list for shady areas." Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 13272

Grows To: 6-12"H x 12"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered Shade, Shade, *Part shade, *Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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A nearly non-stop procession of blue-purple, neat button-shaped, fuzzy flowers about 1" across are produced throughout the warmer months of the year and potentially year round under warm tropical conditions. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators and beneficial insects but seems to be most attractive to bees both large and small. The Brazilian Blue Buttonbush, Centratherum punctatum, is a heat and sunloving, naturally evergreen tropical with excellent flower power. It develops into a bushy mound adorned with medium green pineapply fragrant foliage to about 18"H and 24-36" wide. It makes an easy and long-flowering addition to any sunny garden or landscape and even as an informal groundcover. In containers, utilize this easy to enjoy plant as a filler, spiller, or specimen plant. Provide a full sun to partly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 324

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,(9A?,8B?)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Blue Danube Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'  

Large, 3-4", blue, cornflower-like daisies are born in summer on this durable and reliable US native perennial. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and its easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Super easy and tough. Item# 1212.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

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