We are selective in the perennials that we grow. I prefer plants that are easy, reliable, and have qualities other than just “looking good”, although that is pretty important, too! Given a choice, I will choose plants that also nurture wildlife (butterflies, bees, beneficial wasps, hummingbirds, song birds), have fragrance, re-bloom, or can be dried and used for arrangements or crafts.
Our perennials are basically grouped in one space, under the metal supported shade cloth! However, you will find shade lovers, shrubs, succulents, and climbers in separate sections. They are arranged alphabetically by common name for ease of locating.
You’ll find lots of Cottage Garden plants, since I love them. Old-fashioned rose campion, wine cups, delphinium, anise hyssop, catmints, poppies, flax, hollyhocks, asters, pinks, phlox, mallows and daylilies abound.
There are also lots of old-time plants, like wormwood, mugwort, southernwood, tansy, downy woundwort, germanders, rue, primroses, and blackberry lily.
Of course, we also try to carry the best of the new introductions: the new colors in coneflowers, gaillardia, coreopsis, and rudbeckias.
Just think of a perennial, and chances are, you will find it!
Perennial Plant Sales Area