Perennials

Perennials are one of the most popular categories of plants today. Most perennials flower in spring or summer and grow each year from their roots. Perennials can last many years and are normally categorized as either shade or sun loving.

Popular old fashioned garden perennial favorite with arching sprays of pink heart shaped flowers. Bushy mounding with powdery blue foliage. Blooms from late spring to early summer. Classic addition to perennial borders. May go dormant in summer heat.

An old fashioned, heirloom perennial. Forms an upright mound of deeply cut, dark green leaves and showy spikes of deep blue flowers in mid summer. Spectacular addition to the shady borders or woodland gardens. A good cut flower. May need staking. Caution: Toxic if eaten.

Graceful perennial with deeply lobed green leaves and tall wiry stems with spikes of double lavender pink blossoms with a white bee in summer and the fall. Great accent for the back of the border, good cut flowers. A tall old fashioned garden classic from the Pacific Giant series. Toxic if eaten.

A unique new selection with white flowers flushed with light green when they are young. This variety has excellent form, strong stems and vigorous growth habit. Prefers afternoon shade from hot sun. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Toxic if eaten.

Attractive peach colored stems give rise to exquisite metallic gold leaves. Rich rose-pink bell shaped flowers in late spring make an incredible contrast. Great for the shady borders, Container or as a cut flower. A recent introduction from England.

Upright perennial with soft, finely divided, blue green foliage. Violet blue, nodding flowers are borne on stems above foliage in late spring. Good for Container, rock gardens or plant in groups in front of borders. An excellent cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds.

Graceful perennial with deeply lobed green leaves and tall wiry stems with spikes of double royal purple blossoms with white bee blossoms in summer and into the fall. Great accent for the back of the border, good cut flowers. Toxic if eaten.

Prefer moist well-drained, fertile soil. Feed in early spring with a high phosphorous fertilizer prior to new growth. Cut to ground in fall to encourage compact new growth in spring. Remove spent spikes after blooming to promote new growth. Toxic if eaten.

A selection from New Zealand, the New Millennium series outperforms other tall types of delphiniums. Pagan Purples produces tall spikes of mixed single and double flowers in shades of blue and purple held above a medium-sized bushy mound of deeply cut leaves. Toxic if eaten.

Graceful perennial with deeply lobed green leaves and tall wiry stems with spikes of double medium blue blossoms with a white bee in summer and into the fall. Great accent for the back of the border, good cut flowers. A tall old fashioned garden classic. Toxic if eaten.

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