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Perennials in 4 Packs

Perennial flowering plants are the sturdy backbone of every garden. When the more flamboyant annuals give up their seed and fade away, perennials are preparing to return for an even bigger, better show next year. There is a place for heirloom perennials, grown for generations or even centuries by gardeners who knew these reliable plants would spring up each year without fail. And certainly there is a place in every garden for fresh, new introductions from the ever expanding lists of perennial cultivars. Whether you want to create masses of one plant or fill in gaps or explore new varieties, perennials are up to the task. Our list is eclectic and ever growing. So read on and get ready to plant.


Achillea millefolium 'Debutante'
Yarrow
Perennial/ Zone 3-9/ Height 24-30"/ Space 12-24"/ Sun/ Blooms early to late summer.
Lacy foliage forms a spreading mat topped with flat topped flower heads in complimentary and vivid shades of pink, red, orange, yellow and white.

Alcea ficifolia
Fig Hollyhock
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 6-7'/ Space 30"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Leaves are lobed and resemble fig leaves. Single flowers are produced in shades of rose, red, pink, yellow, white, copper and purple. This species is very long lived and plants are resistant to the common Hollyhock rust disease.

Alcea rosea var. nigra
Black Hollyhock
Perennial/ Zone 2-10/ Height 7'/ Space 30"/ Sun/ Blooms summer and fall
Heirloom variety produces large, gleaming single flowers in a black-burgundy hue.

Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller'
Lady's Mantle
Perennial/ Zone 4-7/ Height 16"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer
Scalloped, round leaves are blue green and catch the jewel-like dew and summer rains. Flowers are chartuese sprays that make a wonderful contrast with purple Salvias and Nepetas.

Aquilegia x hybrida 'McKana Giants'
Columbine
Perennial/ Zone 5-10/ Height 30"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms late spring
Long spurred flowers are bicolored in shades of pink, red, yellow cream and white. Very free flowering and it's a good thing because it's a favorite of ours for cutting. Likes moisture and some shade from hot midday sun.

Armeria pseudarmeria 'Joystick Lilac Shades'
Thrift
Perennial/ Zone 3-8/ Height 24"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Ball shaped flowerheads are held on strong stems, perfect for cutting. Flower color ranges from pink to rose to lilac. Likes a sandy, well drained location and where it is happy it will produce an amazing number of flowering stems.

Aubrieta deltoidea 'Purple Cascade'
False Rockcress
Perennial/ Zone 5-9/ Height 4-6"/ Space 10"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Stunning purple flowers cover grey-green leaves in early summer. Trailing stems make it perfect for the top of a stone wall or between paving stones. Likes good drainage.

Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips'
Carpathian Bellflower
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 8-12"/ Space 8"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer on
Neatly mounded plants are smothered by light blue, up-facing bellflowers for many weeks.

Campanula glomerata 'Alba'
Clustered Bellflower
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 12-36"/ Space 18"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer
Large white flowerheads are made up of many bells gathered up. Tough, spreading plant will stand neglect and weather without flinching. Blooms with Coral Bells and Columbines.

Campanula glomerata 'Superba'
Clustered Bellflower
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/Height 12-36"/Space 18"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer
Like the above variety, but with deep purple flower clusters.Makes a wonderful cut flower.

Campanula persicifolia 'Telham Beauty'
Peach Leaved Bellflower
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 40"/ Space 12-18"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
A very reliable, long lived plant, with large china blue bellflowers opening in succession on tall stems for many weeks in summer.

Campanula punctata 'Rubriflora'
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 12"/ Space 8"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms summer
Nodding cream and rosy purple bells are spotted red inside and dangle from arching reddish stems. Gardening in the shade never had it so good. Pair it up with Coral Bells and Cranesbills for a lasting display.

Centranthus ruber 'Pretty Betsy'
Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard
Perennial/ Zone 4-10/ Height 18-36"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms late spring to fall
Deep pink, rounded flower heads are fragrant and make a lasting cutflower. Leaves and stems are a complimentary grey green. Long blooming, especially if spent flowers are cut back. Likes a well drained soil with average fertility and can tolerate very dry conditions.

Cerastium tomentosum 'Silver Carpet'
Snow-in-Summer
Perennial/ Zone 4-9/Height 8"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms late spring
Ground hugging plant with silver floiage and purest white flowers. Plant at the feet of spring bulbs, along edges of beds and paths, or even containers.

Chrysanthemum coccineum
Painted Daisy, Persian Insect Flower
Perennial/ Zone 4-10/ Height 12-30"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Ferny leaves wiry stems support huge pink and red, yelow-centered daisies. In the garden and in vases, these flowers last and last.

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'
Coreopsis, Tickseed
Perennial/ Zone 4-9/ Height 18"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Bright yellow semi-double flowers are held on wiry stems over a long season. Loves sun and heat and will look its best if you deadhead regularly (which can be a job since it produces so many flowers).

Delphinium x cultorum 'Connecticut Yankee'
Delphinium
Perennial/ Zone 3-7/ Height 36"/ Space 12"/ Sun, light shade/ Blooms summer
Sturdy spires can stand up to wind and weather. Mix has blue, purple, lavender and white flowers to steal the show in the early summer garden.

Delphinium x cultorum 'Magic Fountain'
Delphinium
Perennial/ Zone 3-7/ Height 24-36"/ Space 12"/ Sun, light shade/ Blooms summer
Dwarf and very adaptable to windy sites or even large pots, this mixture contains a broad range of colors-blues and purples, pinks, and white with dark or light bees.

Delphinium x cultorum 'Pacific Giants Mix'
Delphinium
Perennial/ Zone 3-7/ Height 48'/ Space 24"/ Sun, light shade/ Blooms summer
Magnificent flowering spikes are produced in early summer and again in late summer if spent blooms are removed. Staking is necessary-do it when they are still small and they'll withstand weather and wind well as the heavy blooms develop. Full range of colors and bicolors from deepest midnight purple to palest white. Best in well drained soil where they can remain undisturbed for many years.

Delphinium elatum 'Pacific Giant Black Knight'
Delphinium
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 4'/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Stately spires in the deepest shade of midnight violet with an ebony eye. Blooms best in richly amended soil. Stake and provide good drainage. A bit of fuss but well worth the trouble.

Delphinium elatum 'Pacific Giant King Arthur'
Delphinium
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 4'/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
This Pacific Giant Hybrid has rich purple flowers with white bees. Striking and dramatic, it deserves royal treatment as above.

Delphinium elatum 'Pacific Giant Summer Skies'
Delphinium
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 4'/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Aptly named, with sky blue flowers punctuated by white bees. The essence of a perfect June day, with a garden party.

Dianthus allwoodii 'Alpinus Mixed'
Cottage Pink
Perennial/ Zone 3-8/ Height 6-12"/ Space 8"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Cushiony tufts of fine leaves are blue-green and are topped with single flowers. Each pink or red bloom is frilled and fringed, with a contrasting eye. A great one for edging if it's kept neat with a hard shearing after flowering.

Dianthus barbatus 'Nigracans'
Sweet William
Biennial/ Zone 3-9/ Height 12"/ Space 8"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Plant this heirloom for its rich, dark foliage and deep purple-red flat topped clusters in its second year.

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'
Maiden Pink
Perennial/ Zone 3-8/ Height 6-10"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms summer
Grassy mats of foliage are topped with white, rose-centered flowers. Creates a solid mass of color over a long period. Great for edges of paths or at the feet of Nepetas and Lavenders.

Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light'
Maiden Pink
Perennial/ Zone 3-8/ Height 6-8"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms summer
Dark leaves compliment rich ruby-red flowers. Perfect with anything silvery-we like it with Lady's Mantle and Yellow Foxglove.

Dianthus deltoides 'Zing Rose'
Maiden Pink
Perennial/ Zone 3-8/ Height 6-10"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms summer
One inch flowers are bright rose-pink and form a brilliant carpet wherever they are planted. Shear back after flowering to keep plants looking neat. Good drainage a plus.

Dianthus x hybrida 'Rainbow Loveliness'
Pinks
Perennial/ Zone 3-7/ Height 18-24"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
This must be the most fragrant flower we grow, with a steady sweet clove scent emanating from the unusually long-fringed flowers. Blooms are bicolored in shades of pink, ruby red, and white with long sturdy stems, perfect for cutting.

Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'
White Foxglove
Biennial/Zone 4-8/ Height 48"/ Space 24"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer
Tall and elegant, pure white spires will add drama to any garden. Does fine in sun or part shade with adequate moisture. Try these against a the deep green of a forest backdrop. Though technically a biennial, these can persist as short-lived perennials for years.

Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Queen'
Foxglove
Biennial/ Zone 4-8/ Height 48"/ Space 24"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer
A most fetching shade of pale peachy, pink for the ultimate romantic plant. Spotted flowers on tall stems will look their best swaying against a white picket fence.

Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy Mix'
Foxglove
Biennial/ Zone 4-10/ Height 18-36"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer
Gracious flower spikes are creamy white, peach, pink and purple with dark speckled throats. These seedlings will flower the first year. Likes moisture and where it is happy it will self sow readily. Beware! All parts of this plant are poisonous.

Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star'
Purple Coneflower
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 24-48"/ Space 24"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
We grow this medicinal plant for its looks - it certainly carries our gardens through the summer with enduring color and ease of maintenance. Its daisies are made up of bright rosy pink rays that droop down from orangey-maroon `cones'. Leaves form strong clumps that hold their own even in times of drought and neglect. An excellent cutflower and self sows.

Echinops ritro
Globe Thistle
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 2-3'/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms summer-early fall
For those who dare, leaves and stems are silvery green and are armed with spiny prickles. Upright plants are crowned with steely blue, ball-shaped flower heads during late summer. Very adaptable and drought tolerant, and a great flower for drying too.

Eryngium planum
Sea Holly
Perennial/ Zone 3-8/ Height 30-36"/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Spiny, steely blue grey plants have thistly blooms tinted a rare iridescent blue. Great for cutting and for a blue flower in everlasting arrangements, it tolerates dry conditions and relishes a sandy, well drained spot.

Gaillardia aristata
Blanketflower
Perennial/ Zone 3-9/ Height 24-36"/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Purplish cones are surrounded by brightly colored, banded ray flowers-yellow with purplish bases. This plant is a midwestern native and although it is very drought tolerant, it will not survive wet feet in winter.

Helenium autumnale 'Red and Gold Hybrids'
Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 4-5'/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms late summer to fall
Clump forming plant produces numerous sturdy, upright stems with daisies in a range of sun-kissed to sun-burnt colors. Daisies are made up of rounded discs and drooping rays.

Heliopsis helianthoides subsp. scabra 'Summer Sun'
False Sunflower
Perennial/ Zone 4-9/ Height 30-48"/ Space 24"/ Sun/ Blooms summer to fall
Adaptable plants have sandpapery leaves and strong upright habit. Orangey yellow daisies are 3-4" across with semidouble petals. Maybe try this with Delphinium `Summer Skies' for a heavenly pairing.

Heuchera americana 'Dale’s Strain'
Coral Bells, Alumroot
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 24"/ Space 10"/ Sun, partial shade/ Blooms summer
Green, scalloped leaves are intricately marbled and veined in red. Long stemmed, creamy white flowers shine in a shady corner. Needs division every three years or when the center of the plant dies out.

Heuchera micrantha diversifolia 'Purple Palace'
Coral Bells, Alumroot
Perennial/ Zone 4-10/ Height 12-24"/ Space 12"/ Sun, partial shade/ Blooms summer
Grow this for its bronzey red leaves- it provides a colorful contrast and bold texture next to more delicate plants. Whitish flowers on sturdy wands are produced for many weeks as well. Divide when center of clump dies out.

Heuchera sanguinea 'Bressingham Hybrids'
Coral Bells, Alumroot
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 12-18"/ Space 10"/ Sun, partial shade/ Blooms summer
I have these near my front porch steps where I can sit and watch the hummingbirds buzz in and work their way around the flowering wands. Flower colors include white, pink, deep coral, and scarlet. Foliage is nearly evergreen, forms a rosette of round, scalloped leaves. Group these for best effect over long bloom season.

Heuchera x brizoides 'Firefly'
Coral Bells, Alumroot
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 12-18"/ Space 10"/ Sun, partial shade/ Blooms summer
Flowers are the most vivid, zingy red on wiry stems over deep green rosettes of leaves. Very long blooming and hardy.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Crazy Daisy'
Shasta Daisy
Perennial/Zone 4-10/ Height 25"/ Space 10"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
To say double flowers just doesn't get the point across-these daisies are fully double with fluffy, quilled, white petals around a yellow center. And did I mention they're large? This is a new version of an old favorite. Cut them back after flowering for a repeat performance later on.

Leucanthemum x superbum
`Silver Princess' ~ Shasta Daisy
Perennial/ Zone 4-10/ Height 14"/ Space 10"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Classic white, yellow centered daisies on compact plants are a fresh, cool addition to the fronts of beds and borders.

Linaria purpurea 'Canon J. Went'
Toadflax
Perennial/ Zone 4-8/ Height 36"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer to fall
Grey green leaves create the perfect foil for spires of pale pink flowers. Graceful and very harmonious with the scalloped leaves of Lady's Mantle. Adds a delicate note to bouquets.

Linum perenne lewisii
Blue Flax, Prairie Flax
Perennial/ Zone 5-10/ Height 24-36"/ Space 12"/ Sun, partial shade/ Blooms summer
Delicate stems hold sky blue flowers that open wide for sunny days and close by afternoon. May self sow. Classic blue wildflower.

Lupinus polyphyllus 'Russell Hybrid Mix'
Lupine
Perennial/ Zone 4-9/ Height 36"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Leaves are palmately compound, with leaflets that sparkle with the dew, followed by stiff spikes of compactly arranged pea-like flowers in vibrant shades of blue, purple, pink, red, yellow, with bicolors to boot. Provide a well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Removal of spent flower stalks will induce a second flush of bloom. May be short-lived, especially under hot dry conditions.

Lychnis coronaria
Rose Campion
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ height 18-30"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Rosettes of silvery grey felty leaves are followed by branched stems carrying intense magenta flowers at each tip. Tolerates dry, poor soils and loves the heat of summer. short lived but scatters a generous sowing of easily identifiable seedlings for transplanting to any spot in need of a little hot pink zing.

Monarda didyma 'Panorama Red Shades'
Bee Balm, Oswego Tea, Bergamot
Perennial/ Zone 4-10 / Height 30"/ Space 18"/ Sun, partial shade/ Blooms summer
Hummingbirds love this plant! Give this mint family member room to spread and be rewarded with purple edged fuzzy leaves for tea and fluffy, fringed red flowers for bouquets.

Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Carpet'
Catmint
Perennial/ Zone 5-9/ Height 10"/ Space 8"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms summer
Low growing mats produce dense spikes of rich violet-blue flowers over a long season. A good choice for edging along paths as it tolerates dry, lean soils.

Oenothera odorata 'Lemon Sunset'
Evening Primrose
Perennial/ Zone 5-9/ Height 36-40"/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Tall plants are crowned with 4" flowers that begin as soft yellow and mature to a shade of sunset red. Try with Nicotiana `Only the Lonely' and Malva `Windsor Castle' for a fragrant and lovely backdrop.

Oenothera pallida 'Innocence'
Evening Primrose
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 18-24"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Pink tinted buds open to form large white, four-petalled cups that are pale yellow inside and fragrant. Plants may benefit from staking, especially where soils are rich. Long blooming.

Oenothera missouriensis
Missouri Primrose
Perennial/ Zone 4-10/ Height 9-24"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
A native of the midwestern US, this evening primrose produces reddish buds which open late in the day to become goblets of fragrant lemon yellow.

Oenothera speciosa
Showy Evening Primrose
Perennial/ Zone 5-10/ Height 6-24"/ Space 24"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Upturned cup-shaped pink flowers stay open all day in spite of the name. Leaves are medium green and often speckled with rose markings. Its tendency to spread by underground runners make this a plant for groundcover or semi-wild areas. A tough plant despite its delicate looks.

Papaver orientale 'Allegro Dwarf'
Oriental Poppy
Perennial/ Zone 3-9/ Height 16"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms late spring-early summer
Finely cut leaves form a clump from which arises plump buds that open to reveal crinkly scarlet flowers with black centers. A fleeting pleasure, but late May without these is impossible to imagine. Striking alongside yellow Daffodils and blue Hyacinths. May go dormant for summer.

Papaver orientale 'Carneum'
Oriental Poppy
Perennial/ Zone 4-9/ Height 24-30"/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Fresh green leaves and plump, fuzzy buds emerge in spring followed by huge, breathtaking flowers. Petals are like softly crinkled tissue paper in a complex shade of coral-salmon-pink surrounding contrasting purple stamens and large seed capsule.

Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'
Oriental Poppy
Perennial/ Zone 4-9/ Height 24-30"/ Space 18"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer
Crepey, pure white petals are blotched black inside. Often dormant after flowering so place behind later blooming annuals and perennials.

Polemonium reptans 'Blue Pearl'
Jacob's Ladder, Greek Valerian
Perennial/ Zone 3-9/ Height 20"/ Space 10"/ Shade, part shade/ Blooms spring-summer
Clusters of flowers are sky blue with white stamens. Fragrant foliage develops into clumps and self sown seedlings are easily identified by their delicate leaflets. Likes a moist, rich soil.

Salvia x superba 'Blue Queen'
Perennial/ Zone 4-9/ Height 20-24"/ Space 24"/ Sun/ Blooms early summer.
Plants form neat, drought resistant clumps that rarely need division. Flower spikes are deep violet-blue and are numerous, creating a solid mass of color for many weeks. Cut back spent flower spikes and you will be rewarded with a second bloom in late summer.

Tanacetum parthenium 'White Wonder'
Feverfew
Perennial/ Zone 5-9/ Height 20-24"/ Space 8"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Lobed leaves are topped with sprays of bright white, double daisies. A fresh addition to bouquets. Short-lived plants will self sow.

Verbascum phoeniceum 'Flush of White'
Mullein
Perennial/ Zone 5-10/ Height 18-24"/ Space 18"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early summer
Flowers of purest white open in sequence up elegant spikes above grey green leaves. Can be short lived but worth trying for a variation on Snapdragons and Delphiniums.

Veronica gentianoides
Gentian Speedwell
Perennial/ Zone 4-8/ Height 18-24"/ Space 12"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms summer
Upright spikes are made up of icy, pale blue flowers, delicately veined in a shade of deeper gentian blue.

Veronica latifolia 'Royal Blue'
Hungarian Speedwell
Perennial/ Zone 3-10/ Height 12-18"/ Space 10"/ Sun, part shade/ Blooms early to late summer
Sky-blue flowers are held in spikes over a long season starting in June. Very adaptable to garden conditions. Deadhead for repeat bloom.

# 897 Veronica spicata 'Sightseeing Mix'
Speedwell
Perennial/ Zone 3-8/ Height 24-30"/ Space 12"/ Sun/ Blooms summer
Pointed wands are shades of pink, white and purple over green grey leaves. For the border and for bouquets, so much with so little attention.


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