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Heuchera x villosa
‘Caramel’
Coral Bells
This one is a strong grower with good
heat tolerance. It has golden caramel
leaves growing to about 10" and
white flowers in early to mid
summer. Between the foliage color
and blooms, this is another perennial
that provides four seasons of interest.
PPAF 16560.
Plant 10" apart.
Perennials
Heuchera villosa ‘Berry Smoothie’
Coral Bells
Finely representing the rose-purple
spectrum, spring foliage of rose-pink
darkens to a cool and refreshing deep berryrose with purplish veining. Spreading out to
20" and growing to 18" tall, the heattolerant foliage is complimented by white
coral bells in mid-summer. Pretty exciting
with Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’ and Euphorbia
‘Ascot Rainbow’. PPAF 21871.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Cultivar
Zones 3 - 8
Heuchera x villosa ‘Citronella’
Coral Bells
What do green apples, Fresca
bottles, and fishing lures have in
common? They would go unnoticed
next to Heuchera ‘Citronelle’.
Spikes of white flowers float above
the 12" tall bright chartreuse foliage
in summer. A refreshing selection,
this H. villosa hybrid is quite heat
tolerant. PP#17934..
Plant 12" apart.
Zones 4 - 8
Heuchera x villosa ‘Encore’
Coral Bells
This plant is a H. villosa hybrid, which
exhibits an increased tolerance of high
heat and humidity. Beautiful mounds of
colorful foliage, starting out with deep
rose-purple colored with a light silvering
on top, darker veins and reddish-purple
underside. As they mature, the foliage
turns lighter rose with a heavy silver
overlay and smoky purple veins growing
12" tall. It has creamy white bell shaped
flowers. PPAF 19578.
Plant 16" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Heuchera villosa x ‘Georgia Peach’
Coral Bells
This has peachy colored leaves with
white overlay starting in the spring
that will change through the season to a
rose purple in the fall and winter. It
has a mounding habit, growing 14" tall
and has creamy white blooms in
midsummer. H. villosa can handle the
heat and humidity of our area. Give it
a try with Carex Bowles Golden,
Tiarella Brandywine and Geranium
Brookside. PP#19375.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Cultivar
Heuchera x villosa ‘Tiramisu’
Coral Bells
Another H. villosa hybrid offering
different foliage colors during the
season. In cooler weather the
chartreuse foliage has heavy splashes
of brick red that radiates out from the
midrib of each leaf. During the
summer, the brick red portion lightens
to chartreuse and develops a light
silver overlay. Late blooms of creamy
white flowers are above the 8-10"
foliage. PPAF 20429.
Plant 10" apart
Cultivar
Cultivar
Heuchera villosa ‘Miracle’
Coral Bells
This heuchera is truly a “miracle” since it
goes through several changes in leaf
coloration throughout the season. It starts
with young chartreuse leaves and a
smattering of reddish-purple in the center,
then turning brick red with distinct
chartreuse to gold edge and striking silver
underside at maturity. This H. villosa
hybrid grows 8-10" tall and has pink bell
shaped flowers in midsummer. PPAF
20274 . Plant 10" apart
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Cultivar
Cultivar
Heuchera x ‘Blackout’
Coral Bells
This may be the best one yet. The
deepest, darkest and shinest of the
hot new heuchera that have entered
the marketplace in recent years.
It has very dark - almost black,
glossy leaves with rounded lobes.
Cream flowers top the clump.
Does not have the problems that
Obsidian has had with rust and
stability. This is a definate
winner! PPAF 20613
Plant 15 - 18” apart
Zones 4 - 9
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Zones 4 - 9
Heuchera x ‘Fire Chief’
Coral Bells
When red foliage is called for, use
this bold Heuchera to fill the spot.
The wine red medium sized leaves
of the 9" tall mounds are
complimented by a long blooming
season of bi-colored pink and
white flowers on dark red wiry
stems. Provide some afternoon
shade in southern gardens. PPAF.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Heuchera x ‘Marmalade’
Coral Bells
This Heuchera will be a kaleidoscope of
changing color and provide much interest
throughout the year. The foliage emerges
in the spring as a coppery red then fades
to amber/peachy bronze with purple
undersides and ruffled edges. It grows
about 8-10" tall and in late spring,
purplish stems will come up and open to
a reddish brown flower. Will show off
quite well when planted near wine
colored foliage plants. PP#15945.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Heuchera x ‘Plum Pudding’
Coral Bells
The shiniest dark plum-purple foliage of
this popular Heuchera has faint silver
marbling and is deeply ruffled and tight.
‘Plum Pudding’ has pale pink flower
clusters appearing in June and July at
18". Try it with a yellow-leaved Hosta
such as ‘August Moon’, or as a contrast
for silver or brightly variegated
perennials such as Pulmonaria ‘Spilled
Milk’, Variegated Carex or Liriope,
Lamiums, or Japanese Painted Ferns.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Heuchera x ‘Stormy Seas’
Coral Bells
If the blast of purple, appliquéd
with silver, lavender, pewter and
charcoal gray weren’t enough, the
highly ruffled leaves have lovely
form and extreme vigor. Pinkish
bellflowers appear on stiff stems
at 36" in May and June with foliage
at about 18". Try it with a mass of
Japanese Painted Ferns, Hosta
‘Royal Standard’, and Heucherella
‘Sunspot’. Plant 18" apart
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Part Shade/Sun
Heuchera x ‘Peach Flambe’
Coral Bells
When this Heuchera comes up in
the spring, it has bright peachy
color foliage that becomes more
reddish bronze as the season
progresses and peachy plum for
autumn. It has a mounding habit
with white flowers in the
springtime. Growing 8-10" in
height, it differs from
‘Marmalade’ and ‘Amber Waves’
with larger smoother leaves.
PP#17195.
Plant 12" apart.
Heuchera x ‘Silver Scrolls’
Coral Bells
Metallic silvery leaves have deep winered scalloped borders, veins, and
underside. The overall effect is a rich
burgundy glow. Trim and tidy, ‘Silver
Scrolls’ at 12-18" is a vigorous grower
with creamy white June flowers from
pink buds. Evergreen by nature, it will
respond to seasonal light levels with
rich purple foliage color in winter and
more silvery overlays in spring.
PP#12066. Plant 18" apart.
Heuchera x ‘Stainless Steel’
Coral Bells
The new leaves in spring are stunning as
they emerge silver with light maroon veining.
Leaves mature to pale green with a silvery
overlay and purplish-red undersides. Wiry
flower stems in late May hold pink buds
followed by creamy white flowers above
the 8-12" foliage. A survivor in tough midAtlantic winters and hot humid summers!
PPAF
Plant 18" apart.
Shade
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Heuchera x ‘Circus’
Coral Bells
The show begins in spring when foliage
emerges chartreuse and the leaves have light
maroon veining. As the season progresses
the veining becomes a more pronounced
deep red. By early summer it’s bursting
with color as dark pinkish-red coral bells
do acrobatics on wiry red stems. Fall foliage
continues the show in shades of pink,
yellow and green. 12-18" tall.
Plant 18" apart.
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Sun
Native
Attracts Butterflies/Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower
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Heucherella
‘Stoplight’
Foamy Bells
Produces white
flowers on 12" scapes
in spring, but mainly
grown for it’s foliage.
Foliage height is 6" tall
and is bright yellow or
chartreuse with a dark
red blotch in the center
which feathers out
through the veins.
PP16835.
Plant 12" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Heucherella
Heucherella ‘Blue
Ridge’
Foamy Bells
A misty blue hue is
cast over the green
leaves and contrasted
with deep burgundyred veins. Pure white
flowers in April. 56" foliage. A strong
performer in heat and
humidity. PP#22169
Plant 12" apart.
Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’
Foamy Bells
Foliage of rich orange tea
color with a reddish brown
star or veining in the center
of the leaf. Leaves are
deeply lobed and grow to
20" tall. Its big mounding
habit and heat tolerance
comes from the Heuchera
villosa side of the family.
Small white flowers in early
summer. PPAF. 21296
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Hibiscus
Zones 4 - 8
Hibiscus moscheutos
‘Cristi’™
Hardy Hibiscus
‘Cristi’ will make a bold
statement with its robust 4-5'
height and huge ruby-red 9"
flowers opening from almost
black buds. The plentiful
blooms from mid summer to
early fall will be visited by
hummingbirds and butterflies
alike. Provide moist, welldrained soil and full sun. PPAF.
Plant 36" apart.
Cultivar
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna
This is a sturdy, compact, well-branched Hibiscus producing large, 7-8" diameter, deep
burgundy red, vibrate pink and pure white with a red center. Luna series flower from
mid-summer to early fall. Multiple showy flowers in a single day are a spectacular sight
on the 2-3’ tall plants. Excellent choice for containers. Prefers moist, organic rich soil.
Remove spent blooms to keep foliage clean. PPAF Plant 24" apart.
Hibiscus x
‘Fantasia’
Hardy Hibiscus
This new, heavily flowering hybrid has
8-9" wide rose-pink flowers with a
red eye. These large flowers sit atop a
3’ mounded, compact, shrub like plant.
Blooms from midsummer until early
fall. ‘Fantasia’ has distinctively
lobed, maple like leaves, which add to
the beauty of this Hibiscus.
PP#11853.
Plant 24" apart.
Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 9
Cultivar
Cultivar
Cultivar
Hibiscus x
‘Sweet Caroline’
Hardy Hibiscus
Bright pink large
flowers have some
dark veination and a
darker center.
Swelling buds look like
pink roses, and when
fully in flower the
petals are ruffled.
Expect 4-6' of height.
PP7608.
Plant 24" apart.
Hibiscus
moscheutos
‘Lord Baltimore’
Hardy Hibiscus
Huge 9–10" ruffled
crimson-red,
saucer-shaped
flowers are spaced
evenly among dark
green cut-leaf foliage.
This incredible show
begins in late July and
can continue into
September. The 5–6'
Hibiscus moscheutos
‘Lady Baltimore’
Hardy Hibiscus
Located as we are on
Baltimore City’s
doorstep, it seems only
fitting to add ‘Lady
Baltimore’ to our
Hibiscus repertoire. Big
deep pink blooms
sport a red eye zone
from July-September
with deep green cut-leaf
foliage. Mature 4-5'
Plant 24" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Hibiscus x
‘Kopper King’
Hardy Hibiscus
The startling contrast of copper-red
leaves and large white flowers with a
red eye (with some red streaking
through its veination) made our trial
crops of ‘Kopper King’ one of the most
talked-about perennials in the nursery.
Blooming from late July into September
at 3-4', foliage color and flower count
will benefit from lots of sun and moist
soil. Plant 24" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Cultivar
Zones 5 - 9
Cultivar
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Hosta
There must be a zillion Hostas. The sizes range from teeny-tiny to huge. The foliage color ranges from solid light green to intense gold and all shades
in between. The variegation changes from margins to mottling to flecks and reverses. The only thing they all have in common is the need for at least some
shade. Some require total shade and some only require a small amount of shade. Some hostas are grown only for their foliage and the flower stalks are
cut off quickly. Other hostas are preferred for their flower color or fragrance, some even have double flowers and are fragrant.
Hosta ‘fortunei
Aureomarginata’
Plantain Lily
Dark green leaves have a stunning
golden-yellow border on this slugresistant variety. Lilac flowers
appear above the foliage in July.
Height is 28". Try it with the
fall-blooming Anemone ‘Honorine
Jobert’ and blue-flowering
Aconitum for pleasing eye appeal.
Plant 36" apart.
Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 9
Hosta sieboldiana
‘Frances Williams’
Plantain Lily
Favored by Hosta lovers and
experts, this award winner forms a
28" high mound of heavily
corrugated, wide blue-green leaves
with a broad golden-yellow border.
Near-white flowers in late June are
displayed just above the handsome
slug-resistant foliage.
Plant 60" apart.
Zones 4 - 8
Shade
Part Shade/Sun
Zones 5 - 9
Sun
Native
Hosta sieboldiana
‘Elegans’
Plantain Lily
Large gray-blue leaves that are
heavily textured and slug-resistant
show color best in shade to light
sun. White flowers bloom in June
and July. At a height of 30", the
foliage becomes more corrugated
as it matures. Try it with Astilbe
‘Pumila’ and Japanese Painted
Fern for a delicate and strong
texture combination.
Plant 60" apart.
Sun tolerant if kept moist
Hosta sieboldiana
‘Great Expectations’
Plantain Lily
It’s center color that changes from
yellow in spring to a creamy white by
mid-summer. The leaves have wide bluegreen margins (becoming green by midsummer), are heavily corrugated, and
resistant to slugs. As one of the largest,
center-variegated Hostas ever introduced, it will make an impact in any
garden, but it does grow slowly. Mature
leaves can be 10" wide by 12" long, and
the mound at maturity can be 29" high
by 58" wide. Plant 40" apart.
Attracts Butterflies/Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower
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Hosta undulata ‘Albomarginata’
Plantain Lily
One of the first Hostas to appear
in the spring, emerging leaves are
medium green with a creamy
white margin. Variegation will
disappear in the summer and
return the following spring.
Lavender flowers bloom above
14-18" foliage. Plant in moist,
well-drained soil in partial shade
to full shade.
Hosta sieboldii ‘Kabitan’
Plantain Lily
A nice little specimen for the
shady rock garden that will
draw a lot of attention with
its bright golden to chartreuse
leaves. At only 6-8", the
leaves are narrow and ruffled
with lime-green to golden
centers and dark green edges.
Dark lavender flowers
appear in August.
Plant 12" apart.
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Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9
Hosta x
‘August Moon’
Plantain Lily
Medium-sized heavily
corrugated gold leaves
characterize this fast
growing Hosta, which
blooms near white to
36" in August. It will
definitely lighten up the
dark corners of your
shade garden.
Plant 24-30" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Hosta x ‘Big Daddy’
Plantain Lily
A quite sizable patron of the blueleaved Hostas, ‘Big Daddy’ reaches
24" tall and 36" wide at maturity with
rounded, puckered gray-blue leaves.
Almost white flowers in mid to late
summer top the large mounded foliage.
Medium growth rate and good slug
resistance.
Plant 48" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Hosta x
‘Blue Angel’
Plantain Lily
Large, deep blue foliage has
near-white flowers in June
and July making this slugresistant Hosta an
impressive landscape plant.
Leaves can reach 12" across
and 16" long making a
graceful mound 4' by 4'.
Height is 36".
Plant 48" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Sun tolerant if kept moist
Hosta x
‘Blue Cadet’
Plantain Lily
A small, blue-green Hosta with
dense mounds of heart-shaped
leaves to about 12". Its bellshaped flower is dark lavender in
mid-summer. Blue Hostas need
darker areas of shade and cool
temperatures to hold their best
blue color. Lighter shade and
more sun will fade them to green.
Plant 24" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Hosta x ‘Fire and Ice’
Plantain Lily
Is the reverse sport of Hosta ‘Patriot’,
having white in the center of the leaf
and dark green edging, really makes
this hosta stand out. In midsummer,
lavender flowers appear above the
foliage. It is considered a mid-size
hosta growing 12-15" tall.
Plant 15" apart.
Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’
Plantain Lily
2008 Hosta of the Year, it is a
little gem. This sport of H. Blue
Cadet grows a mere 6-8" tall and
is ideal for containers, edging or
other small shady spaces. It has
thick, round, blue-green leaves
and lavender flowers in
midsummer. Give this cute
miniature a try.
Plant 12" apart.
Zones 3 - 9
Zones 3 - 8
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Hosta x
‘Fried Green Tomatoes
Plantation Lily
All green sport of Hosta
‘Guacamole’. Very fast
growing. Shiny green leaves
with white FRAGRANT
flowers. Very nice plant.
Plant 36 “ apart
Zones 5 - 9
Zones 3 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Sun tolerant if kept moist
Hosta x ‘Ginko Craig’
Plantain Lily
The youthful look for ‘Ginko Craig’ is
exemplified by very narrow smooth
lance-shaped leaves of medium green
and a thin white margin. Lavender
purple flowers tower over the 10-12"
foliage in the summer. As the plant
matures over several growing seasons,
leaves will become wider and take on a
crinkled look. Perfect for small spaces
in the rock garden, along a path, or front
of the border.
Plant 18" apart.
Hosta x
‘Golden Tiara’
Plantain Lily
A compact mound of small, heartshaped leaves with a wide, golden
margin, this popular Hosta shows good
form, persistent color, and a fast
clumping habit at 14" in height.
Produces lavender flowers in July.
Plant 36" apart.
F
Hosta x
‘Gold Standard’
Plantain Lily
Watch the leaves of ‘Gold Standard’
emerge in the spring a light green with
a dark green margin. By summer, the
leaf center will turn a delicate
parchment gold. A multiple award
winner, Hosta experts recommend
some morning sun to bring out the
gold color. With medium height
foliage at 18", lavender flowers bloom
in July. A rapid grower.
Plant 48" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Hosta x
‘Guacamole’
Plantain Lily
Has large, well-rounded apple green
leaves margined by a wide dark green
edge, growing 18-22" tall. Blooms in
August, a large near-white fragrant
flower. Guacamole is 2002 American
Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year.
Plant 18" apart
Zones 5 - 9
Zones 3 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Sun tolerant if kept moist
Hosta x
‘Halcyon’
Plantain Lily
Elegant , heart shaped silvery
blue leaves, are thick and
heavily ribbed, forming a dense
medium-height mound at about
18". Pale lilac flowers open
from July into August. Good
slug resistance.
Plant 36" apart
Zones 5 - 9
Shade
Part Shade/Sun
Sun tolerant if kept moist
Sun
Native
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Hosta x
‘Francee’
Plantain Lily
Medium, heart-shaped, dark green leaves
have sharply contrasting white margins.
The variegation holds up very well in
quite a bit of sun throughout the growing
season. Height is 28". Try it in your
shady garden with a lacy fern such as the
Lady Fern or Hayscented Fern, the shiny
evergreen leaves of Bergenia, and
Pulmonaria with its white-spotted foliage.
Plant 40" apart.
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Hosta x
‘June’
Plantain Lily
A lovely medium-sized Hosta with a
gold center bordered by blue and green
shaded margins on pointed leaves.
The light center will bleach to creamy
white in bright light, but has a nice
heavy substance. Lavender flowers
appear in July at about 16–20" on this
attractive Hosta.
Plant 36" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Attracts Butterflies/Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower
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Hosta x
‘Krossa Regal’
Plantain Lily
A commanding presence in any
shady setting, this classic Hosta is
slug-resistant and has frosty blue
leaves that form an upright, vaseshaped clump around 3' in height.
The pale lavender flowers open
in July.
Plant 48" apart
Zones 4 - 9
Sun tolerant if kept moist
Hosta x
‘Minuteman’
Plantain Lily
Found in the same field as its cousin
‘Patriot’, ‘Minuteman’ is dark green
with a pure white margin, has slightly
corrugated big heart-shaped leaves, and
has better than average substance and
sun tolerance. Flowers are lavender in
July. At 23", it is of medium height,
grows rapidly in a pot or in the ground,
and can work as a ground cover or
specimen.
Plant 48" apart.
Zones 3 - 9
Hosta x
‘Patriot’
Plantain Lily
Its rich forest green center combined
with the extremely wide, purest
white margin make ‘Patriot’ an
absolute knockout. Make this
medium-sized (about 18") Hosta a
specimen in your shade garden.
Plant 48" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9
Hosta x
‘Royal Standard’
August Lily
Outstanding and dignified with its
shiny, deep green leaves, ‘Royal
Standard’ is sun-tolerant and a
vigorous grower at about 32". Best of
all, a profusion of pure white flowers
with a clean, fragrance beginning in
late August.
Plant 60" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Sun tolerant if kept moist
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Hosta x
‘Paul’s Glory’
Plantain Lily
Blue to dark green leaf margins are striking
next to the gold center on this fast-growing
Hosta. We consider ‘Paul’s Glory’ a large
cultivar reaching a mature-sized mound in 3
years at about 25" high by 55" wide. With
good substance and intense leaf colors it is
a sight to behold. Blooms are pale
lavender in mid-July to early August
above heart-shaped leaves. American
Hosta Growers 1999 Hosta of the Year.
Plant 48" apart.
Hosta x
‘Shade Fanfare’
Plantain Lily
A popular choice among our customers, its medium green slug-resistant
leaves have a broad creamy margin.
‘Shade Fanfare’ has a foliage height of
18", is a vigorous grower, and sports
lavender flowers in July. It will
lighten dark corners of your shade
garden.
Plant 48" apart
Zones 4 - 9
Hosta x
‘Sum and Substance’
Plantain Lily
This impressive winner of many
awards has huge, chartreuse-green
rounded leaves of very thick
substance and grows to 30". Tall
stalks of pale lavender flowers bloom
in late July. Slug-resistant.
Plant 72" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Sun tolerant if kept moist
Hosta x
‘Wide Brim’
Plantain Lily
Very consistent, creamy yellow-margined
leaves form an 18" medium-sized mound.
Open-faced light lavender flowers rise
above the foliage in July. Excellent
growth rate, as well, for this Hosta.
Plant 40" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
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Hypericum androsaemum
‘Albury Purple’
St. John’s Wort
The reddish-purple leaves are larger
than those of our other Hypericums,
and at 3', this round, bushy semievergreen plant can serve as a
distinctive border shrub, as a hedge,
or even as an effective ground cover
for a large area. The clusters of small
yellow flowers in early summer are a
good contrast to the leaves.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 5 - 8
Hypericum moserianum
‘Tricolor’
St. John’s Wort
Tricolor is a compact mounding plant
with green leaves, edged with shades
of pink and cream growing to 12" tall.
Has buttercup like yellow flowers on
red stems from mid-summer to fall.
Grow in average, well-drained soil.
Usually dies to the ground in cold
winter climates.
Plant 18" apart.
Hypericum calycinum
St. John’s Wort
Truly a low maintenance ground cover
with the bonus of 3" bright golden
flowers that first appear in June. A
quick-growing thick green carpet
reaches 15-18" high and will spread to
18–24" in one season. Try this great
performer on a bare slope or bank. It
tolerates poor soils, full sun or partial
shade.
Plant 12" apart.
Zones 4 - 8
Zones 5 - 7
Hypericum patulum
‘Hidcote’
St. John’s Wort
Same large yellow flowers as calycinum
in May and June, but with taller and
stockier foliage at 2–3'. The semievergreen leaves can form a low hedge
as well as effective ground cover.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 5 - 10
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Houttuynia cordata
‘Chameleon’
Chameleon Plant
At 6-9", the green, red and cream leaves
of this moisture-loving ground cover
will prosper in a situation where they
can roam freely. In moist, cool
conditions with rich soil, they will
spread faster and farther than you can
believe, but are tolerant of all soil
types. Planting in containers will
control spreading. Insignificant white
flowers appear in May and June.
Plant 18" apart.
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Hypericum
Houttuynia
Zones 4 - 8
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Iberis
Iberis sempervirens
‘Snowflake’
Candytuft
Cascading over a rock wall, at the front of
the border, or in a rock garden, this
popular evergreen dwarf has clusters of
white flowers at 9–12" that appear from
April to June. After flowering, it should
be cut back to maintain the foliage and
keep it compact. ‘Snowflake’ is an
abundant bloomer with large green leaves
and prefers well-drained alkaline soil.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 3 - 7
Iris
Iris cristata
Dwarf Crested Iris
It is native to eastern United
States. Cristata is a fast grower
with creeping fleshy stems and fans
of bright green strappy leaves,
which makes it a good ground cover.
Charming blue-violet flowers are
carried above the foliage mid to late
spring, growing 6" tall.
Plant 12" apart
Zones 4Part
- 9 Shade/Sun
Shade
Sun
Native
Iris cristata ‘Tennessee White’
Dwarf Crested Iris
Take me back to good ole Rocky Top,
home of this white form of the sweet little
Crested Iris. The 6-10" fan-like foliage
spreads with enthusiasm and puts on
quite a show of bright white flowers with
pale yellow crests in late spring to early
summer. Plant in dry shade or full sun
with consistent moisture.
Plant 12" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Attracts Butterflies/Hummingbirds Cultivar
Deer Resistant
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Perennials
Iris cristata
‘Powder Blue Giant’
Dwarf Crested Iris
It is like the species but has huge soft
powder blue, with deep blue and
white markings and gold crested
blooms in the spring and larger
leaves. Grows to 10" and has a
vigorous growth habit.
Plant 12" apart.
Iris ensata ‘Lion King’
Japanese Iris
Has a very striking color bloom of
violet with white streaks and some
yellow in the throat. It will bloom in
the summer with sword like foliage
growing 24-36" tall. It prefers moist
acidic soil.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Iris ensata ‘Velvet Queen’
Japanese Iris
Tolerating swampy conditions, Japanese
Iris will also do fine in normal garden
soils as long as they are watered during
our droughty periods. Magnificent large
deep, dark blue 3-petaled flowers grace
‘Velvet Queen’ in June and July at 3032". Ensatas are heavy feeders that
benefit from fertilization and even
moisture. Try them with Alchemilla
mollis, Astilbes, and Geraniums.
Plant 18" apart.
Iris ensata ‘Variegata’
Variegated Japanese Iris
Striking leaf blades at 30" have a
creamy white edge and rich blueviolet 3-petal flowers in June
and July. Worth growing just for
the foliage, the flowers
complement the bright, variegated
foliage. Plant 18" apart
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Iris ensata ‘White Ladies’
Japanese Iris
It is difficult not to consider Japanese
Iris the most elegant of all Irises.
‘White Ladies’ glows with pure white
double (6-petal) blooms floating at
the top of sword-like foliage in June
and July on 30-32" stems. It prefers
moist, acidic soil to perform best.
Expect butterflies as well!
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Iris louisiana ‘Black Gamecock’
Louisiana Iris or True Water Iris
Born of the bayous of Louisiana and the
Gulf Coast where moist soil is a given,
the Louisiana Iris loves water. The green
strap-like foliage and June flowers will
handle our hottest Maryland summer
temperatures easily. ‘Black Gamecock’
has deep purple, almost black flowers.
A prolific grower, it is not invasive. It is
a short one at 24".
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’
Siberian Iris
Deep blue-violet is simply gorgeous
on this most rugged and easy-to-grow
36" beardless Siberian Iris. It flowers
in June, has deep roots making it
somewhat drought-resistant, and is
great for holding a steep bank in place.
As each clump becomes bigger over
time, weeds are literally crowded out.
It will easily tolerate a bit of shade in
the heat of summer.
Plant 18" apart.
Iris pseudacorus
Yellow Flag Iris
A big, vigorous, 36" plant with
beardless bright yellow flowers in
May and June above thick, slightly
bluish foliage. The Yellow Flag
Iris is happy in standing water or
in the middle of the border and
never needs dividing due to its
vigorous rhizomes. It will also
thrive in part shade.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Naturalized
Cultivar
Zones 4 - 9
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Perennials
Perennials
Ordering
Iris sibirica ‘Snow Queen’
Siberian Iris
Pure white characterizes this 30"
beardless Siberian Iris. Relatively
pest-free and easy to grow, the June
flowers are medium-sized about 18"
above the slender green leaves.
Performs best in rich, moist soil, but
will tolerate dry soil and part shade.
Plant 18" apart.
Iris sibirica ‘Royal Blue’
Siberian Iris
True blue is the color of this velvety
beardless Siberian Iris flower held
above the 24" leaves in June. After
blooming, the erect grassy leaves are
a graceful garden accent shimmering
in the breeze.
Plant 18" apart
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9
Iris versicolor
Blue Flag Iris or Wild Iris
Surprisingly underused, native
versicolor Iris is similar to Iris
pseudacorus in height, growing
habits, and preferences for moist
soils, but instead of yellow, the
color is a reddish or bluish
purple. Adaptable to many
climates, it blooms in May–June at
24–30", and handles part shade.
Plant 18" apart.
Iris Germanica
Iris germanica
‘Champagne Elegance’
Connoisseurs of fine Iris recognize this
delicately shaded apricot amoena as one of the
best. Its near-white standards are classically
arched while its ruffled falls present a gentle
blending of buff, apricot and peach. A prolific
bloomer, Champagne Elegance produces 7-10
buds per stem and consistently reblooms in late
Zones 4 - 9
summer.
Zones 3 - 9
I ris germanica
Zones 3 - 9
Zones 3 - 9
Shade
‘Clarence’
Tall Bearded Iris
Beautiful re-bloomer with
first blooms in late spring
and then again in late
summer to early fall.
Light blue standards and
ruffled violet-blue falls
have large white beards.
Flowers have a light
fragrance. Height: 35".
Plant 24" apart.
Zones 3 - 9
Iris germanica
‘Beverly Sills’
Tall Bearded Iris
She will sing her heart out
in late spring with her
award winning blooms
distinguished by wide pale
coral-pink petals, lacey
falls and profuse blooming.
The sword-like foliage
grows to 36" and will
provide structure even
Zones 3 - 9
after the delicate and
graceful blooms have
passed. Plant 24" apart.
Part Shade/Sun
Sun
Native
Iris germanica
‘Feedback’
Tall Bearded Iris
Intense violet-blue
flowers with ruffled
petals and yellow beards.
Blossoms w/ noticeably
sweet fragrance,
appearing in late spring
and in summer. Strong
stems to 36". A little
fertilizer after first
bloom.
Plant 24" apart
Zones 3 - 9
Iris germanica
‘Harvest of Memories’
Tall Bearded Iris
Bright yellow blooms
with ruffled petals have a
subtle sweet fragrance
and appear in late spring.
Grows to 36-38" tall.
Tall bearded iris will not
tolerate wet soils in
winter and prefers
moderate, well-drained
Zones 3 - 9
moisture during the
growing season.
Plant 24" apart
Attracts Butterflies/Hummingbirds
Iris germanica ‘Titan’s
Glory’
Tall Bearded Iris
The huge violet-purple
blooms are an amazing 6" tall
and 5" across and will
command attention when
planted in large groupings.
Long blooming in early May
on 36" tall stems with 6-8
buds per stem.
Plant 24" apart.
Iris germanica
‘Immortality’
Tall Bearded iris
A wonderful companion to
long-blooming roses,
‘Immortality’ begins to
bloom in late spring and will
continue to off and on into
fall. Flowers with pure
white ruffled petals and pale
lemon-yellow beards bloom
on 29" stems and have a
very noticeable sweet
fragrance. Remove spent
flowers to encourage rebloom. Plant 24" apart.
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Isotoma fluviatilis
Kalimeris
Perennials
Isotoma fluviatilis
Blue Star Creeper
Adorable sky blue star shaped
flowers bloom from late spring
through summer. The medium green
rounded leaves form a dense 2-3" mat
and will creep between stepping
stones or along a garden path. Tolerant
of heavy foot traffic and a variety of
moisture levels and soil types, it is
ideal for use as a small area lawn
replacement or planted around spring
bulbs.
Plant 10" apart.
Kalimeris incisa ‘Blue Star’
False Aster
Very popular in Europe and deserves
much more recognition here.
Kalimeris has pale blue daisy like
flowers, which bloom June through
October. This compact perennial grows
to 18". It loves heat and humidity and
breezes through a drought like a champ
once established. Prefers well-drained
soil in full sun. Try it with Delosperma
cooperi and Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’.
Plant 18" apart
Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9
Kniphofia
Kniphofia uvaria’Flamenco’
Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily
This is a new improvement to an old
garden favorite and is a great accent
plant in the garden. The Flamenco
mix can be spikes of red, orange or
yellow flowers in August. It has
green sword shaped foliage growing
30" tall. Leave foliage for winter
protection and cut back to 3" in the
spring. Be sure it is planted in well
drained soil, since it does not like wet
feet. Plant 18" apart
Kalimeris pinnatifida ‘Hortensis’
Japanese Aster
Late summer to fall small
chrysanthemum-like white flowers
cover airy, upright and bushy foliage.
Having a similar appearance to Baby’s
Breath, this 2-3' tall perennial offers
delicate white color for the fall garden
and is adaptable to a variety of soil
conditions. Japanese Aster (syn.
Asteromea mongolica) prefers welldrained soil and moderate moisture.
Plant 24" apart.
Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9
Lamium
Lamiastrum galeobdolon
‘Herman’s Pride’
Yellow Archangel
The small green leaves with striking
silver variegation form tidy mounds
at 15–18", which spread evenly in
the high shade, and dryish soil it
likes best. A dependable ground
cover where little else will grow; the
small yellow flowers are a bonus in
May. A nice alternative to the
Lamiums.
Plant 18" apart.
Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’
Dead Nettle
An especially good ground cover for
shady areas under trees, ‘Beacon Silver’
seems to prefer a bit more shade than
our other varieties. The metallic silver
leaves are edged in green at 8", the pink
flowers are a bright contrast in April–
July, and to top it off, the foliage turns a
bit bronze as our weather cools in fall.
Plant 18" apart
Zones 4 - 9
Zones 3 - 9
Lamium maculatum ‘Red Nancy’
Dead Nettle
Slver leaves with a green edge, very
rosy pink flowers from April to
July above the 8–10". Plant 18"
apart.
Lamium maculatum ‘Shell Pink’
Dead Nettle
The popularity of this hardy ground
cover is understandable when you
consider that it tolerates poor soils,
spreads rapidly, thrives in dry shade
sites, handles a range of light
conditions, and has lovely green and
white variegated foliage that shines
in shady areas under trees. ‘Shell
Pink’ has soft pink flowers close
above the 8" foliage from April to
July. Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9
Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’
Dead Nettle
Vigorous in its spreading habit, ‘White
Nancy’ has green-edged silver leaves
with white flower clusters 8" leaves
from April to July.
Plant 18" apart.
Zones 4 - 9

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