Sample Plant list

Front planting scheme: Traditional cape cod…simple annabelle hydrangea hedge, feather reed grass grouping and perennial cottage entrance garden, while creating filtered privacy for terrace with privet and serviceberry. Shades of white, mint, blues, and lavender with a deep green color base to compliment the light grey blue architecture details

Back planting scheme: More naturalistic woodland, utilizing rich deep greens, purples and whites to soften the boulders and give the back a more ‘unruly’ feel

All plants chosen with certain site conditions in mind.

Shrub Options
Clethra (sweetspire)Color: White Shades Height: 5-7 ft Spread: 5-6 ft Zone: 3-8 Vase-shapedMany varieties available, ‘hummingbird’ great for smaller spacesFluffy, bottle brush-like, flowersFragrant white flowers Glossy green foliageYellow fall foliageNativeGreat accent, foundation or shrub border Summer sweet is a vase-shaped deciduous shrub, which features fluffy, bottle brush-like, 3-6″ spikes of extremely fragrant white flowers that are an extremely important nectar source in summer. Glossy, dark green leaves turn a rich yellow in autumn. Native plant commonly founded in moist woodlands. Used as accent, foundation or shrub border; good plant for heavily shaded or wet areas. A profusion of fragrant white flower spikes attract butterflies. Compact habit is excellent for small gardens. Effective in mass, mixed into perennial borders or along foundations Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Does best in moist soils with shade. If grown in full sun make sure enough moisture is applied. Prune in late winter before new growth appears to encourage bushy spring growth; will tolerate hard cut.  
‘glauca globosa’ Dwarf globe blue spurceColor: Blue Shades Height: 3-4 ft Spread: 4-5 ft Zone: 2-8 Unique Accent Plant!Dense and compactRounded formSteel-blue foliage provides year-round colorDwarfSlow-growingDrought tolerantHardyDeer resistant Dense, compact, rounded evergreen with steel blue foliage color that is irresistible year round. Dwarf, very slow growing specimen plant. Drought tolerant once established. Very hardy! A colorful, textural masterpiece! Foliage and form are outstanding. Perfect for foundation, rock garden, or specimen use. Very hardy. Deer resistant. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Tolerates moist, well-drained soils. Little pruning required to maintain shape but light pruning is best in late winter before new growth begin
‘wintergreen’ BoxwoodHeight: 3-4 ft Spread: 4-5 ft Zone: 5-8 What is my zone? Year-round interestShiny green foliageVigorous growerEasy to growNeat, compact formGreat as a specimen, hedge or border plantEvergreen We talk a lot about “winter interest” ? let’s talk now about spring, summer, autumn AND winter interest, because that’s what you get when you plant ‘Winter Gem’. Let’s start in the spring, when lime-green new growth explodes in a burst of chartreuse on stunning yellow young stems. This vigorous grower quickly becomes blanketed with fresh green, delightfully shiny foliage for the warm summer months. Late summer brings deep green, glossy, sun tolerant leaves that will delight you as they transition into autumn with their light golden bronzing to mark the descending temperatures. Homeowner growing and Maintenance tips:  ‘Winter Gem’ is one of the easiest of the Boxwoods to grow and as easy to prune as the rest. In fact, a couple of light trims in season will encourage a neat compact form that will serve it well, whether it is being used as a specimen or it is grouped in sun or partial shade to produce a hedge or border planting.  
‘Tide Hill’ BoxwoodIf you still think boxwood is always uptight or rounded, you’ve got to see this rebellious specimen! Dwarf and spreading, this little gem gradually creeps over the landscape in a bright green wash of shiny tiny foliage, ever so slowly reaching its mature landscape dimensions. Whether casual or made formal by your pruning, this fine textured broadleaf evergreen has a different form and different foliage texture and color and is more relaxed than the other selections we offer, making it a unique presence in the landscape. ‘Tide Hill’ is maintenance-free and its bright green leaves hold their superb color all year long, even in the harshest winter weather. Plant it in sun or partial shade and enjoy its different Boxwood appeal.   Homeowner growing and Maintenance tips: Little is needed to keep this plant within its size. It’s best to let this plant stay naturalized and keep its natural form, but can be pruned if needed
Itea ‘henry’s garnet’ sweetspireColor: Green Shades, Red Shades, White Shades Height: 3-4 ft Spread: 5-6 ft Zone: 5-8 Wt is my zone? Foliage is dark green and lustrousTight, slightly spreading form2-6″ fragrant white flowers open in early JuneAttracts butterfliesReddish-purple fall foliage It’s amazing how little used this selection is when you consider all it has going for it. Start with dark green, lustrous foliage on a tight, slightly spreading form that is perfect for grouping or for using alone. Add in its show of 2-6″ long racemes of white flowers that open in early June with a little fragrance to add a kick to the late spring garden and help attract a number of colorful butterflies. Finally, its amazing fall foliage color of brilliant reddish-purple will really make you stand up and take notice. An added bonus is this American Beauty tolerates many soils, from moist to dry, and partial shade while still performing at its peak. In sum, ‘Henry’s Garnet’ is an outstanding plant!    
LeucothoeColor: Multi-Color, White Shades Height: 3-6 ft Spread: 3-6 ft Zone: 6-8 What is my zone? Mounding shrubFountain-like appearance Foliage changes from bronze to green to purple-redDeer resistantWhite flowers in May A mounding shrub with a fountain-like appearance, this plant offers a range of foliage color through the year from bronze at flush, medium green in summer to purple-red in winter. Loves shade and moist, well drained soil, and is deer resistant. White, catkin-like flowers in May. Homeowner growing and Maintenance tips: Tolerates hard pruning. But can be left to its own devices. Prune out any dead stems from a hard winter  
California PrivetColor: Green Shades, White Shades Height: 10-15 ft Spread: 7-9 ft Zone: 5-8 What is my zone? Large shrub can reach up to 15′ highSemi-erect stemsGreat for hedgingSemi-evergreen leaves are a deep greenLarge, 2-4″ clusters of fragrant white flowers in June and July Shiny black fruits attract songbirds California privet is a large shrub with dense, semi erect stems that can reach up to 15′ high. It is one of the tried and true hedging plants with its uncanny ability to be trimmed and shaped into any formal or informal form and it even performs admirably in moist, partially shaded areas. Its steady growth and semi-evergreen dark, deep green leaves add to its allure as a backdrop or privacy screen. Large 2-4″ clusters of white, strongly fragrant flowers are produced in June and July followed by shiny black fruits that attract area songbirds. Like all Privet, California Privet thrives on neglect and is very tolerant. If using it as a hedge, be sure to install individual plants 12-15″ apart for the quickest cover and thickness.  
Hydrangea “Annabelle’Color: White Shades Height: 3-5 ft Spread: 4-6 ft Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Gigantic white flowers up to a foot in diameterBloom lasts from June through SeptemberThrives in almost any well-drained soil It’s all about the flowers with this stunning performer. Mammoth blooms of up to one foot in diameter last from June to September and actually get larger as the season progresses on this old fashioned, durable favorite. ‘Annabelle’ was discovered in one lucky garden in Anna, Illinois, and for flower size, duration and durability this arborescens eclipses all others. In fact, the blooms are so colossal that the stems may not always be up to the task of supporting them so it’s best to plant ‘Annabelle’ en masse for support or to add a support cage and to prune less vigorously to encourage stronger stems. ‘Annabelle’ thrives in almost any well-drained garden soil and will grow and flower well in full sun or partial shade. Make sure you cut some blooms for drying, too!   Homeowner growing and Maintenance tips: Can be pruned bask to 18” in the fall or left without prunnning and will still bloom the following year
Pink double knockout roseColor: Pink Shades Height: 2-3 ft Spread: 3-4 ft Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Series: Knock Out® More compact than ‘Knock Out®’Dense, rounded formDisease resistant, deep gray-green foliageAbundance of deep, pinkish flowers with multiple rows of petalsEasy to grow and care forFloriferousGreat in groups and in containers This relative of the now famous ‘Knock Out®’ is more than a “me too” plant put on the market to take advantage of a famous great selling previous plant…much more! More compact than its famous sibling, ‘Double Knock Out®’ features a dense, rounded form, outstanding, disease resistant, deep gray-green foliage and loads of deep pinkish flowers with multiple rows of petals as a compared to ‘Knock Out®’. It’s a great easy care rose that will make the most rank amateur in the garden look like a pro, because it is so easy to grow, so floriferous and so disease resistant. Plant ‘Double Knock Out®’ in groups, or in a container in a sunny spot and enjoy the landscape magic!   Homeowner growing and Maintenance tips:   Knock Out is drought tolerant and If left un-pruned, can easily grow to be more than 3-4′ wide x 3-4′ tall. Periodic trims will keep them maintained at a smaller size. A once a year cut (to about 12-18″ above the ground) in early spring (after the last hard frost) is also recommended for maximum performance
Rhododendron ‘cunningham’s white’Color: White Shades Height: 5-6 ft Spread: 6-7 ft Zone: 5-8 What is my zone? Compact growingDark green foliageDependable and easy to growProfuse bloomer, occasional fall bloomPink buds open to white flowers early May Compact growing with great dark green foliage, this selection is easy to grow and a dependable, profuse bloomer with even an occasional fall bloom! Buds are pink, opening to white with a greenish yellow blotch in early May. Prefers cooler regions. Very effective as accent. Moderate grower to 5ft. part shade
Inkberry ‘compacta’Color: Green Shades Height: 3-4 ft Spread: 4-6 ft Zone: 4-9 What is my zone? Tough and durableFemale cultivar – a male is needed nearby to produce berriesAttracts birds with black berries and year round coverEasy to growTolerates salt and sandy soilsSmall, dark green, and lustrous foliageDeer and rabbit resistant This tough, durable broadleaf evergreen is an outstanding evergeen plant. Inkberry provides year round cover for a host of native bird species while providing an excellent food source for these same birds with its black berries. Even better, ‘Compacta’ is such an easy plant to grow and tolerates just about any landscape situation, especially sandy soils or places prone to exposure to road salt or seaside conditions. Plant it individually or in groups to form a low barrier or screen, thick with small, dark green, lustrous foliage. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: ‘Compacta’ is a female cultivar and needs a male pollinator in order to produce berries. Plants generally do not need pruning as they are usually grown as an informal hedge. If pruning is desired, prune to shape in early spring before new growth begins. Root suckers can be removed if colonial spreading is not desired. Grows well in average to moist soils in full to part sun.  
Winterberry, NativeColor: Green Shades, Red Shades Height: 7-8 ft Spread: 7-8 ft Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? NativeBright red berries in fall and winterDense, round formDeep green, lustrous foliageAttracts birds There is no better fall and early winter show than the one that this great native plant provides with its stunning array of bright red berries. Even better, Winterberry is easy to grow and tolerates most sunny or partially sunny spots, even those with moist or wet soils. Winterberry grows at a steady, moderate rate and matures into a dense round plant that provides an excellent backdrop to any native landscape with its deep green, lustrous foliage. It also is an especially good landscape plant for the American Beauties landscape as it provides outstanding cover for native birds while also providing those attractive red berries they love.  
Ivory Halo red twig dogwoodColor: Yellow Shades Height: 4-6 ft Spread: 4-6 ft Zone: 3-7 What is my zone? Great green and white foliageBright red stems fall and winterCompact formFoliage is variegated and edged in creamWinter interestGreat for massing A more compact form of shrubby dogwood, this selection has beautiful cream-edged variegated foliage and stand-out bright red twigs that really enhance the winter landscape. Great for massing or for use in slightly smaller areas than ‘Elegantissima’. Attractive cream and mint foliage in the growing season with showy red twigs in the winter. Compact in size and density, 5 foot globe Homeowner growing and Maintenance tips: Can be hard prunned or prunned to shape in fall. Prune out any dead branches
Mugo pineColor: Green Shades Height: 3-4 ft Spread: 6-8 ft Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? DurableSlow growingExtremely popular coniferEasy to growCan be used alone or in groups Texture and touchability make this durable, slow growing conifer extremely popular. Easy to grow and easy to use, both singly or in groups in the landscapeDark green needles on dense branches, evergreen. Slow grower 3-4 feet, shoreline theme or rock garden speciman, salt tolerant, deer resistant
‘Miss Kim’ lilacColor: Purple Shades Height: 6-7 ft Spread: 5-6 ft Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Showy, 3″ long panicles of fragrant purple flowersDense, full shrub Deep green and glossy leavesLeaves tend to keep clean throughout the growing season Showy, 3″ long panicles of fragrant purple flowers grace this dense, full shrub in mid-May. Leaves are deep green and somewhat glossy and tend to keep clean throughout the growing season. Upright compact, dense lilac blooms later than others to prolong spring. Lavernder flowers. Foliage is red tinged in fall. Hardy. Part to full sun. Homeowner growing and Maintenance tips: It can be easily pruned to shape after bloom in spring
‘goldmound’’ spireaColor: Pink Shades, Yellow Shades Height: 2-3 ft Spread: 4-5 ft Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Bright yellow foliage throughout the spring and summerExcellent accent plantVery compact habitPink flowers in June and JulyPinkish-red fall foliage color Bright yellow foliage throughout the spring and summer make this an outstanding accent plant. Very compact habit. Flowers are pink in June and July. Fall color pinkish red. Can be hard pruned if needed  
‘mariesii’ viburnumColor: White Shades Height: 6-8 ft Spread: 8-10 ft Zone: 5-8 What is my zone? Easy to growVigorous and spreading formShowy, brilliant white flowers in late MayRed to black berries in summerTolerates moist soilsColorful fall foliageAttracts birds Vigorous and spreading, this selection’s symmetrical branching lines up with showy, brilliant white flowers along the tops of branches in late May. Red to black berries follow in summer. Vigorous nature makes it perfect for grouping to form a hedge. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Thrives in full to half day sun. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Prune immediately after bloom in late spring to reduce size. Prune to just above a bud; tolerates hard pruning.  
‘korean spice’ viburnumColor: White Shades Height: 6-8 ft Spread: 6-8 ft Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Heavenly fragranceAbundant bunches of deep pink buds open in late AprilMini-snowballs of creamy white flowers Leathery, deep green foliage Foliage turns wine-red in autumn Heavenly flower fragrance makes this variety one of the most sought after viburnums. Bunches of deep pink buds open to mini-snowballs of creamy white flowers in late April. Leathery, deep green foliage turns wine-red in autumn. A real landscape gem. Large clusters of fragrant, pink to white flowers in spring. Bright red berries fade to black in fall. Foliage becomes red and burgundy in fall Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Thrives in full to half day sun. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Prune immediately after bloom in late spring to reduce size. Prune to just above a bud; tolerates hard pruning.  
‘China girl’ hollyColor: Green Shades, Red Shades Height: 10-12 ft Spread: 8-10 ft Zone: 5-8 What is my zone? Similar habit to “China Boy”Glossy leaves that curl and cupHeavy set of bright red berriesCompact, mounding growth habit Similar habit to China Boy. The glossy leaves tend to curl and cup, nicely displaying the very heavy set of bright red berries. Can be trimmed to maintain a desired size. Excellent compact, mounding growth habit. A profusion of bright red berries fall through winter. Plant china boy male holly as a pollinizer, for good berry set. Displays dense, blue green foliage on purple stems. Excellent hedge or foundation shrub. Evergreen. Moderate, mounded grower, up to 5 feet tall and wide if left unpruned    
High bush blueberryColor: Blue Shades Height: 5-6 ft Spread: 5-6 ft Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Early ripeningHigh-yieldingDelicious, sweet-tasting and slightly tart berriesBerries are large and deep blueGreat for fresh eatingOne of the best berries for freezing Start your blueberry picking season off right with this excellent selection that offers high yields and sweet, seductive taste on big, deep blue berries starting in early July. This slightly tart, very firm berry is perfect for fresh eating but also one of the best berries for freezing, allowing you to enjoy ‘Duke’ long after its profuse crop has been picked. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Grow in moist, well-drained, acid soil. After 3 years, prune out older canes.  
Northern BayberryColor: Green Shades Height: 5-6 ft Spread: 8-10 ft Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Vigorous and spreadingSemi-evergreenAromatic, dark, glossy foliage in the summerDeep burgundy fall colorBlue-gray berries in winterVery hardy, very tolerantBoth leaves and berries extremely aromaticGreat for group plantingsNative There may not be a plant, native or otherwise, that has as many uses and ‘talents’ as Northern Bayberry. It has a long history in the eastern U.S. due to its scent and the use of its essential oil in soaps, candles and other household products. It also has a long, storied landscape history and is a prime wildlife support plant. Northern Bayberry forms a wide, spreading presence in the landscape with deep green foliage densely held and very aromatic when crushed. It’s a very tolerant plant, surviving sun or partial shade, moist or dry soils, great conditions or seaside spray with ease, all while providing loads of cover for birds and a supply of gray, waxy berries in the fall and winter that birds love. This plant is big, so give it ample space in the landscape… it may be a great plant for that rough area you have where you can let it grow, enjoy its lushness and watch the birds flock to your yard!  
Upright tree options
ServiceberryColor: White Shades Height: 15-20 ft Spread: 8-12 ft Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Attracts butterfliesFragrant, conspicuous white flowersColorful fall foliageOne of the first native trees to bloom each spring One of the first native trees to bloom, serviceberry has fragrant, white flowers that are quite conspicuous. The colorful fall foliage is orange, gold, and red. Serviceberry is one of the first native trees to bloom each spring. A shrub or small tree prized for its brilliant orange-red fall color and disease resistance. Interesting trunk system. Clusters of fragrant white flowers give way to small purplish black fruit often used in jams and jellies. Use in shrub borders or as a small tree. Deciduous. Without pruning, can reach 15-20’ tall Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a somewhat wide range of soils. Prune to keep trunk system minimal and branching light and airy in fall. Prune at base of branch   .
River birchHeight: 40-60 ft Spread: 30-40 ft Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Showy Winter Bark!Beautiful form and graceful branchingLayered barkGreen foliage turns yellow in fallDurableGreat for erosion control Beautiful form and graceful branching combine with satiny, silver bark. With some maturity, bark peels to reveal a cinnamon-brown layer that brings a delightful texture to the landscape. Rich, lime green foliage turns yellow in fall. Durable tree with the ability to thrive on moist sites. Great for erosion control. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Tolerates most soil types. Water well the first year after planting to help establish in the landscape. Little pruning is required except to remove dead, diseased or crossing branches.  
‘Little King’ Betula Nigra River BirchHeight: 12-15 ft Spread: 8-10 ft Zone: 4-8 What is my zone?


Great small birch tree!Half the size of most birch treesDense growthGreat fall colorIncredible barkGreat as a specimen or planted together Everyone loves a Birch tree, but many times, they are too big for the landscape space. Fox Valley/ little king is the answer to those small landscape spots with its growth rate and mature size that is half that of most Birches. Less size does not mean less beauty as you’ll see, since this plant has all the great attributes of Betula ‘Heritage’ including dense growth, superb yellow fall color and incredible cream and cinnamon shaded exfoliating bark. Use ‘Fox Valley™’ as a small specimen for a tight spot or make a small grove that gives you the feel of the forest without the overwhelming size! Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Thrives in full to part sun and average water. Prune when dormant. Little maintenance is necessary. However, I like to keep the trunk system the main focus and keep the bottom clump only at 3 main stalks, keeping any other low shoots pruned and I keep the top from getting too heavy. I like an airy tree to show off the bark.
‘Cherokee Princess’ cornus florida   Flowering DogwoodColor: white Shades Height: 25-30 ft Spread: 25-35 ft Zone: 5-8 What is my zone?


Vigorouswhite bloomsLarge red berriesBeautiful burgundy-red fall colorDeep green foliageAll-season interestResistant to powdery mildew Vigorous growth habit produces beautiful blooms, large red berries and an exceptional burgundy-red fall color. Season-long deep green foliage color makes this an excellent four-season dogwood. Very resistant to powdery mildew.  
Cornus florida Cherokee Brave Cherokee Brave Dogwood  Color: Pink Shades Height: 25-30 ft Spread: 25-35 ft Zone: 5-8 What is my zone?

VigorousDeep pink bloomsLarge red berriesBeautiful burgundy-red fall colorDeep green foliageAll-season interestResistant to powdery mildew Vigorous growth habit produces deep red blooms, large red berries and an exceptional burgundy-red fall color. Season-long deep green foliage color makes this an excellent four-season dogwood. Very resistant to powdery mildew.  
Perennials
Globe ThistleColor: Blue Shades Height: 36-42 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 3-8 Wt is my zone?   Balls of blue flowers in summerAttracts butterflies and hummingbirdsDrought tolerantDeer resistant Few plants are as loved by pollinators as Echinops and  ‘Veitch’s Blue’ will keep the bees and butterflies coming for months when it flowers in the mid to late summer! Its deep blue flower heads sit atop sturdy stems and thistle like foliage making it a striking addition to any landscape and providing excellent, long lasting cut flowers.` Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Easily grown in average, dry to medium soils, including poor, infertile ones as long as they are well-drained. Avoid rich soils. This is a taprooted plant that is difficult to divide or transplant.  Cut back after flowering to prevent self seeding.  
Astilbe  Color: White Shades Height: 24-36 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Ferny, shiny mounds of foliage form a beautiful tussock of greenFlower spikes rise in JuneAiry, pure white blooms through late JulyBeautiful bloom lights up any corner of the landscape You’d love this plant just for its foliage as ferny, shiny mounds of foliage form a beautiful tussock of green in a partial shade area. In June, flower spikes rise above the foliage and reveal airy, pure white blooms that contrast sharply with its foliage through late July, lighting up any corner of the landscape. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Astilbes should be pruned in the early spring after the last frost. Pruning them in early summer is an option but the longer you wait the more flowers could be lost to the prune. You can prune off spent flowers to keep your plant looking tidy but too much pruning late in the season can spur new growth that is delicate and may be killed off by frosts in the fall and winter and cause undo stress to the plant as well as an unsightly plant.  
Russian sage ‘rocketman’Color: Blue Shades Height: 2-3 ft Spread: 2-3 ft Zone: 5-9 What is my zone? Short stature and strong stemsLavender blue flowers in mid-summerAttracts hummingbirdsThrives in poor soilUpright habitFragrant foliageGrey-green leaves and silvery stemsDeer resistant Here’s a Perovskia that doesn’t get too tall, has stronger stems and a more upright habit than most. Its aromatic, grey-green leaves are entirely like those of ‘Little Spire’, clinging to the silvery stems.  
Echinacea ‘magnus’Color: Pink Shades Height: 2-3 ft Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone?   Butterflies love it, it’s tough and maintenance free, and it blooms all summer into fall. What an excellent plant! That could explain its vote as PPA Plant of the Year for 1998. Deep rose-colored flowers have broad petals that are not as droopy as straight purpurea. Blooms July through Sept.  
Black eyed susan Rudbeckia ‘goldstrum’Color: Yellow Shades Height: 20-24 in Spread: 30-36 in Zone: 4-8  

CompactWell-branched4″ gold semi-double flowersAttracts butterflies and birdsEasy to grow and maintainDark green foliageBlooms July to September1999 Perennial Plant of the Year Great color, attract butterflies and birds, very easy to grow and maintain. Should I continue? Long-blooming 3-4″ daisy flowers shine golden yellow against the dark green foliage. The center cone of the flower is almost black in color. Plant in full sun and moist soils. Blooms July-September. 1999 Perennial Plant of the year.  
Iris ‘cesaer’s brother’Color: Purple Shades Height: 32 in Spread: 24-30 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Brilliant purple flowers change to white, then gold in the center Award winningGreat vigor! Dark violet buds open to clear purple blooms that change to white, then gold in the center. A favorite of many gardeners. Tolerant of partial shade and moist soils. Blooms in July.  
Heuchera Coral BellColor: Pink Shades Height: 8-12 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Colorful foliage all seasonDeer resistantAttracts butterfliesDrought tolerant when establishedEasy to grow Thick, maple-like, rich, pink-apricot foliage deepens to burnt orange as the season matures, forms a pleasing, colorful tight mound. Flower stems rise above foliage bearing pink bell flowers through June. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Drought resistant when established. Colorful for massing in partial sun areas. Thrilling used in a mixed perennial deck container. Easy to grow. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Thrives in partial shade. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Once bloom passes, remove spent flower stalks. Prune back foliage in late fall after a hard freeze or in late winter before growth has begun.  
Variegated Hosta ‘guacamole’Color: Green Shades Height: 28-32 in Spread: 42-48 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Big, beefy foliage with green edges and light gold centerintensifies as the season progressesFragrant, light lavender to white flowers bloom early August2002 Hosta of the Year Big, beefy foliage sports a green edge and a light gold center that intensifies as the season progresses and forms a flowing mound of foliage that really fills some space. The foliage is superb but wait until ‘Guacamole’ blooms with big, light lavender to white flowers atop tall stalks in early August… their amazing fragrance will fill the garden!! 2002 Hosta of the Year. .
‘hamlen’ Dwarf fountain grassColor: Green Shades Zone: 5-8 What is my zone? Compact formPerfect for the smaller gardenAttracts songbirdsDeer resistantBlooms August to October Has all the beauty of the larger form condensed to a compact size. Wonderful for the smaller garden. Blooms August to October. The soft texture and neutral green of dwarf fountain grass offers an attractive accent to a landscape as part of a mixed border or in a mass planting. Dwarf fountain grass requires little maintenance. Favoring a sunny, well-drained location, the plant grows to 2 feet wide and 1 to 2 feet tall. Graceful, brush-like flower spikes rise 3 to 6 inches above the foliage. Dwarf fountain grass dies back in winter. Pruning removes the dead foliage, clearing the way for spring’s renewal
Day lilyColor: Yellow Shades Height: 18-24 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Lightly ruffled, lemon yellow flowersSweetly fragrantBlooms in late summer into the fall, ability to rebloomEasy to grow and thrives in dry soils This carefree, mid-season bloomer was developed for its vibrant long-lasting color. Large, velvety, reblooming bright yellow trumpets rise above a mound of strap-like foliage featuring more fragrance than other daylilies while adding tons of color to the garden with its ability to rebloom. Easy to grow. Thrives in poor dry soils. Reliable, showy color for borders or mass plantings. Good cut flowers. Long Blooming.  Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Remove spent blooms to enhance reblooming. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Cut back to near ground level after a hard freeze in late fall  
‘walkers low’ nepetaColor: Blue Shades Height: 18-20 in Spread: 16-18 in Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Compact catmintMounded, grey-green foliageBlue-purple flowers June through SeptemberDrought tolerantHeat tolerant One of the most compact catmints with mounded, gray-green foliage. Blue-purple flowers June through September. Very drought and heat tolerant, an outstanding garden performer.  
Japanese Forest GrassA graceful, colorful groundcover for shady areas. Slender stems hold bright golden-yellow foliage having the effect of a tiny bamboo. Excellent color and texture for mixed borders, containers and mass plantings. Naturalizes well; clumps spread gently by rhizomes. Herbaceous perennial.
Blue Angel HostaThe largest of the blue hostas with pointed, silver-blue leaves forming a lush, compact, cascading mound. White, bell-like flowers on tall stems adorn the huge clump in summer. Sure to attract attention in the dappled shade garden. An herbaceous perennial.
francee hostaDramatic heart-shaped, dark green leaves edged in white are truly standouts. The lush, mounding foliage with beautiful variegation is ideal for those sometimes difficult to fill shady woodland areas and borders. A wonderful hosta for containers. Herbaceous perennial.
‘halycon’ hostaColor: Brown Shades Height: 15-18 in Spread: 20-24 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Forms a dense moundLeaves are flat, spear-shaped, and silvery blue-greenPale blue flowers in August Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds 1987 winner of the American Hosta Society Distinguished Merit Hosta Award This award winning Hosta forms a dense mound of flat, spear shaped, silvery blue-green leaves that retain their blue color longer then other blue varieties. Pale, lilac-blue, bell shaped flowers rise above the foliage in August attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the shaded garden. A slower growing hosta that takes several years to reach its mature size, its a dependable and versatile perennial requiring little and giving excellent texture and flowers to the shaded garden. Because of it smaller stature, it is the perfect Hosta for massing in the front of the garden, spotting in small, shady landscape spots or using as part of a stunning, mixed perennial and annual container for a shady deck or patio.  
 Lirope Lily turfColor: Green Shades, Purple Shades Height: 8-10 in Spread: 15-18 in Zone: 6-8 What is my zone? Dark green foliageLavender flowers in AugustBlue-black, berry-like fruit Dark green foliage with racemes of lavender flowers followed by blue-black berry-like fruit. August. Abundant blue flower spikes rise above the attractive, tufted arching, grass-like foliage followed by clusters of black berries. Superior edging, border or groundcover. Tolerates drier conditions when established. Evergreen.
‘karl foerster’ feather reed grassHeight: 4-6 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 4-8 What is my zone?

2001 PPA Perennial Plant of the YearSlender, 4-5 ft tallJune blooms attractive through late winterGreat as specimen or mass plantingPerfect for the small garden The only grass to have ever been voted Perennial Plant of the Year. Why? This outstanding selection of Feather Reed Grass stands a slender 4-5_ tall and adds a wonderful vertical element to the garden. One of the first ornamental grasses to flower, its June blooms fade to a tawny brown and are attractive through late winter. Mass planting are visually demanding and the specimen planting works well also. A must for the small garden. 2001 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year.  
Moonshine yarrowColor: Yellow Shades Height: 12-14 in Spread: 14-16 in Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? A compact ‘Moonshine’Cut grey-green foliageYellow flowersGreat for containers or smaller garden spacesAttracts butterfliesLong bloomingThrives in sunny and dry locationBlooms of Bressingham plant The same clusters of vivid yellow flowers and finely cut gray-green foliage as ‘Moonshine’, but compact enough for containers and smaller garden spaces. ‘Little Moonshine’ comes into flower early and blooms from June through September. Gorgeous for cut or dried flowers. Attracts butterflies, but deer resistant. Pair with red, blue or purple companion plants such as Salvia or Nepeta for dramatic contrast. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Best in well-drained soil in sun. Plants will rebloom if cut back after the initial flush of flowers. Fertilize during flowering season with organic fertilizer.  
Alchemilla Lady’s mantleColor: Yellow Shades Height: 8-10 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Hardy mounding perennial with unique gray-green foliage and chartreuse, star shaped flower clusters in late spring. Captivating gray-green leavesGreat edging plant or groundcoverSmall yellow-green star shaped flowers in late springDeer and rabbit resistantAttractive dried flower Gray-green leaves are captivating when filled with droplets of a morning dew. A good edging plant or groundcover, it requires moist soil. Small yellow-green flowers produced in late spring. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Benefits from moist soil Self-seeds in the garden Removal of spent flower stems will prevent self-seeding and may also encourage a late summer rebloom  
Tickseed coreopsisColor: Yellow Shades Height: 12-18 in Spread: 24-30 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Pale yellow daisy flowersDelicate, needle-like foliageBlooms July to fallDrought tolerantDeer resistantEasy to grow Great in groups This 1992 perennial plant of the year still packs a summer garden punch that few plants can equal! Pale yellow daisy flowers seem to float above delicate, needlelike foliage nearly all summer long and even into the fall once they start blooming in early July. Few perennials can match the reblooming power of ‘Moonbeam’ as loads of buds rise above spent flowers to keep adding color to the garden. ‘Moonbeam’ is drought tolerant and deer resistant and its ability to fill in around other sun loving perennials with its thin, non-shading foliage makes this easy to grow selection a perfect companion plant in the garden. For a powerful statement, group ‘Moonbeam’ in the middle of any sunny, well drained planting area and watch the summer fireworks! Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Likes sun and well-drained soil. Cut back in fall and after blooms to encourage repeat blooms  
Joepye weed ‘baby joe’Color: Purple Shades Height: 30-48 in Spread: 15-18 in Zone: 3-8 What is my zone? Smaller more compact Joe Pye WeedFull sized flowersDeer resistantAttracts Butterflies A pint sized selection of Joe-Pie Weed perfect for smaller gardens. Forms a bushy upright mound of dark-green foliage topped with umbrella-like heads of magenta-pink flowers. Unlicensed propagation prohibited. Ideal for borders or butterfly gardens. Long-lasting cut flower. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips: Thrives in full sun and well-drained soils and performs best with ample moisture. Cool night temperatures help maintain vigor.  
Shasta daisy ‘snowcap’Color: Green Shades, White Shades, Yellow Shades Height: 12-15 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 4-8 What is my zone? Dense and compact selectionPure white daisy flowers with a yellow centerLong-lasting, blooms late June to mid-AugustGreat for cuttingTidy clumps of dark green foliageTolerates wind and rain better than most Shasta daisies Snowcap’ is an especially compact selection that we have found to be the best dense selection available to the homeowner, with masses of single, intensely pure white daisy flowers, each with a yellow center. These long lasting flowers are produced in abundance and are excellent for cutting when in bloom from mid to late June all the way into mid August. Removing faded flowers will greatly increase the blooming time. Dark green foliage grows on nicely rounded, tidy clumps. Due to its compact nature, ‘Snowcap’ tolerates wind and rain in the garden better than other Shasta Daisies meaning less breakage and disappointment, and far less maintenance making it an easy care landscape dream!   Larger varieties: ‘Becky’ 3ft, ‘Highland white dream’ 28 in  
   
Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet   Silver Carpet Lambs EarsColor: Green Shades Height: 12-15 in Spread: 18-24 in Zone: 4-8 t is my zone?   Low-maintenance ground coverThick, fuzzy foliageForms a soft, spreading matNon-floweringStunning by moonlight A superb low-maintenance groundcover. Thick, fuzzy foliage rapidly forms a soft, spreading mat. Good sun and drainage is necessary as the hairs retain water, creating a potential for rot. Non-flowering. Stunning by moonlight.  
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