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Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas'
Common name: Catmint Cat's Pajamas is the perfect catmint for anyone who loves the look but wants a smaller scale version. In addition to being a little over half the height, 'Cats Pajamas' also blooms about 2-3 weeks earlier than 'Cat's Meow'. The ball-shaped habit carries long, dark flower stems that hold indigo blue flowers. Unlike older varieties that only produce flowers at the top of the stems, this improved Catmint has blooms from the soil to the tips of the stems. Even when the flowers are past peak, the color of the rosy purple calyxes give your garden an...
Anemone FALL IN LOVE™ 'Sweetly'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone You'll love how this perennial will extend the seasonal interest of your garden. When other plants in your garden are fading, FALL IN LOVE™ 'Sweetly' is just getting started, producing rich, rose pink flowers in early fall. Semi-double flowers are produced above a large mound of dark green foliage. Spreads slowly through rhizomes. Plant with other fall bloomers and grasses. Proven Winners Variety. Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc. Sold as: 3.5in Starter Plant Height: 20-26" Spread: 24-30" Sunlight: Full Sun or Part Shade Hardy zones: 4,5,6,7,8 Attracts: Butterflies Deer resistant
Dicentra spectabilis 'valentine'
Common name: Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart A newer version of the classic perennial! Red and white hearts opposed to the pink and white hearts. Every shade garden needs at least one bleeding heart. Arching sprays of everyone’s favorite classic bleeding heart flower, red and white heart-shaped blooms, dangle from the stems in late spring. This cultivar quickly grows into a dramatic clump for early spring color. After putting on this fantastic display, Bleeding Hearts usually go dormant until the following spring. However, if plants are kept well-watered during the spring, dormancy may be delayed until late summer or early fall. Photos...
Common Name: Ornamental Onion Millenium forms a compact, upright clump of glossy green, thick and strappy leaves which emit a slight smell of onion when crushed. In late summer, a profusion of large 2”, bright rosy purple, tightly rounded clusters of flowers appear on strong stems just above the attractive foliage. Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial. Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc. Size: Bare root clump Height: 15-20" Spread: 10-15" Zone: 4,5,6,7,8 Light requirements: Full sun - Part Shade Attributes: Attracts Butterflies & Bee Friendly Deer Resistant
Helleborus ‘True Love’
Common name: Lenten Rose Helleborus ‘True Love’ bears rich maroon red, 3-3½” double flowers. Hybridizer Hans Hansen has a passion for hellebores. In his breeding work, he selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. The WEDDING PARTY™ series showcases his double flowered selections, available in numerous, beautiful color shades. Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc. Size: 2." Starter Height: 18.-24." Spread: 18.-24." Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9 Sunlight: Part Shade - Full Shade Attributes: Bee Friendly Deer Resistant
Heuchera 'Wild Rose'
Common name: Coral Bells This easily distinguishable Heuchera stands out with its large leaves and bright, uniquely colored foliage. 'Wild Rose' forms a dense habit of large, bright rosy purple leaves with deep charcoal gray veining. The prominent dark veining really causes the foliage color pop, making it a great choice for shade. This is the perfect companion plant to the dark-leafed 'Black Pearl'. Upright, dark burgundy rose flower scapes have matching dark buds that open to rosy pink flowers. PRIMO® Heuchera differ from the DOLCE® Series with larger, faster growing habits and a more substanial landscape presence. Coral bells...
Astilbe ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’
Common Name: False Spirea The newest member of the Mighty series of Astilbes has become our new favorite! Like all members of this series, it is tall and vigorous, producing loads of extra-long colorful cherry red spires on plants nearly 4 ft tall. What sets this selection apart is the beautiful chocolate-burgundy foliage. Unlike other dark-foliage Astilbes on the market which fade to green at bloom time, ‘Chocolate Cherry’ retains its burgundy leaves well into the blooming season. Give it moist, rich soil and a site with morning sun for best color and performance. Size: 2/3 eye root Height: 40-48 inches...
Campanula 'Delft Teacups'
Common name: Bellflower Bellflowers are popular for a reason-they nicely fill the front of the border without spreading, and their bold colors brighten up the garden when they are in bloom. Just like the Delftware pottery that originated in the Netherlands, this petite perennial has bicolor flowers of blue and white. Although the size of the plant is small, the 1.5" flowers are very large for its size. Use in rock gardens, along pathways and patios, or in combination perennial containers. Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc. Size: 2.5" Potted Height: 6.0-8.0" Spread: 10.-12.0" Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8 Sunlight: Full Sun - Partial...
Astilbe ‘Fanal’ XL Clump
Common Name: False Spirea Bright red plumes, one of the earliest red astilbes to blooms. Plumes are upright and vigorous grower. Give it rich soil and a site with morning sun for best color and performance. If planting in full sun, moist soil at all times is required. The large size of these clumps will provide instant show in the garden. Size: XL Clump Height: 20" Spread: 18"-20" Hardy: 3,4,5,6,7,8 Sun Exposure: Full sun - Full Shade Attributes: Attracts bees Deer & Rabbit resistant
Helleborus 'Flower Girl' XL plants
Common name: Lenten Rose Helleborus 'Flower Girl' bears 2½-3", double blush to light pink flowers. These plants are a 3in starter plant. Our other Helleborus plants are a 2in starter. Hellebores are the harbingers of spring, blooming for six weeks or more beginning in late winter. They are often flowering during the Christian season of Lent, from which they get their common name, Lenten Rose. This is the perfect plant for naturalizing in moist, woodland areas where it is at home. Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc. Size: 3.0" Starter Height: 18.0-24.0" Spread: 18.0-24.0" Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9 Sunlight: Part Shade - Full Shade Attributes: Attracts...
Campanula Takion Blue
Common name: Peach-leaved Bellflower This cultivar is unique from other C. persicifolia varieties in that it is about half the typical height. It also has upward and outward facing flowers rather than the standard downward facing flowers. Bell-shaped, 2-2.5”, lavender blue flowers are produced on strong stems from early summer into late summer if spent flowers are removed. This F1 hybrid is genetically compact and PGRs are typically not needed to control the height. Like most C. persicifolia varieties, this one also forms a basal mound of long, leathery, evergreen, dark green leaves. Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc. Size: 2.0" Height: 16-20" Spread: 12-16" Hardiness Zones:...
Grass Calamagrostis brachytricha
Common name: Korean Feather Reed Grass This Asian native is the opposite of its European counterparts: it is a warm season grass that blooms from late summer through early fall. Perhaps best of all, this grass is shade tolerant, a rare trait for a large flowering grass. This species occurs naturally in moist, deciduous woodlands and therefore is adapted to grow and bloom in partial shade. It also grows very well in full sun where the habit will be tighter and the flowering will be more profuse. This grass forms an upright arching clump of ½” wide, glossy green leaves. Late in the season, fluffy...
Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy'
Common name: Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy A total breeding breakthrough, this is a remarkable Gloriosa Daisy selection that literally blooms for months on end. It forms a midsized mound, bearing large daisy heads with cherry-red petals surrounding a black eye. Absolutely fantastic in mixed containers or borders. Though not always reliably perennial, Gloriosa Daisies provide outstanding colour even in the first year so they are well worth growing even as an annual or biennial. Bred and introduced by British seedhouse Thompson and Morgan. Do not deadhead these cones if you want winter interest since the black seed heads remain attractive throughout...
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' XL Root Clump
Common name: Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart A classic perennial with white on white hearts. Every shade garden needs at least one bleeding heart. Arching sprays of everyone’s favorite classic bleeding heart flower, white heart-shaped blooms, dangle from the stems in late spring. Dicentra provides early spring color. After putting on this fantastic display, Bleeding Hearts usually go dormant until the following spring. However, if plants are kept well-watered during the spring, dormancy may be delayed until late summer or early fall. Size: XL Bare Root Clump, 5+ eyes Height: 30"-36" Spread: 18"-36" Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8 Sunlight: Part Shade - Full Shade Attributes: Attracts Bees and Hummingbirds...
Achillea 'Sassy Summer Sangria'
Common Name: Yarrow This new series of yarrow is not like the old Garden yarrow in grandma's garden. The stems on the Sassy series are a bit taller but very sturdy and make a great show in the garden. Plants are more clump forming then older yarrow's. Dark strawberry red flowers are produced on a dense, upright habit. As the flowers age, the color lightens to salmon pink. The root clump of these are large. We plant these into 2 gallon pots for summer sales. Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc Size: Grade #1 Bare root Height: 26-32" Spread: 20-26" Hardy Zones: 3,4,5,6,7...
Paeonia Itoh 'Bartzella' 3-5eye
Common name: Ioth Peony A mature plant of ‘Bartzella’ is incredibly elegant looking, with flowers neatly spaced on the top and sides of the clump. Established clumps can produce 80 or more flowers a piece! The semi-double to double, pastel yellow flowers have a small rose purple flare in the center and a pronounced sweet fragrance. They measure 6-8 inches across on average. **Note; For Spring of 2020 we are only able to offer 2-3 eye roots of this variety.** Photos courtesy of: Walters Garden Inc Size: 2/3 eye root Height: 30.-36." Spread: 30" Hardy zone: 4,5,6,7,8 Light requirement: Sun - Partial Sun...
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'
Common name: Lung Wort Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' was found by the famous poet and plantswoman Vita Sackville-West in her Sissinghurst garden. Been a classic ever since. Masses of white flowers on greenish leaves, an unusual colour for a Pulmonaria. Formerly listed as a cultivar of P. officinalis. It won a Royal Horticutural Society of Great Britain Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Size: #1 Bare Root Height: 6.-14." Spread: 6.-14." Hardy zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Sunlight: Partial sun - Full Shade. Attributes: Deer Resistant
Common Name: False Spirea This exciting new color breakthrough will be an excellent addition to any shade gardens.This selection has large, white plumes held over a mound of lacy, black–bronze leaves. After flowering, the foliage takes on hints of green but retains a rich tone. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions where soil is consistently moist. Size: 2/3 eye root clump Height: 24" Spread: 18"-24" Hardy: 4,5,6,7,8 Sun Exposure: Full sun - Full Shade Attributes: Attracts bees Deer resistant
Grass Panicum virgatum 'Apache Rose'
Common name: Switch Grass Neither rain nor wind will knock this solid grass down! ‘Apache Rose’ has a dense, upright, columnar habit with grey-green leaves. In the fall, the tips of the leaves are flushed with a hint of rosy-red. While other green-leaved Switch Grass typically have cream or tan inflorescences, ‘Apache Rose’ has unique rose-colored flower panicles—a welcome color in the fall garden. Proven Winners Variety. Switch grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing thru winter unless snows are...
Monarda 'Sugar Buzz® Bubblegum Blast'
Common name: Bee Balm This brand new series of SUGAR BUZZ® Monardas is perfectly suited to the middle of the flower border. All four unique colors in this series are similar in size, bloom time, and vigor, making it easy for growers to offer the whole lot. In midsummer, 'Bubblegum Blast' forms a solid dome of hot pink, 2-2½” flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump that will fill out containers nicely but won’t run all over the garden. It displays above average resistance to powdery mildew. Monarda is native to eastern North America,...
Have you experienced the anguishing detriment of deer munching on your beloved garden? There’s hope yet for maintaining a beautiful garden without attracting the attention of hungry wildlife. Deer-resistant plants and shrubs provide a way to cultivate a garden you love, without the worry of it being harmed by deer. Deer-proof plants include everything from colorful flowers to tall shrubs and grasses. The numerous kinds of plants in this selection allow you to keep the plant styles and colors you love the most. It should be noted, it may still take a bit of trial and error to find out what deer-proof plants work best for your garden. The deer local to your area may have different tastes than those in another region, which leads to some deer-resistant plants and shrubs being more effective than others.