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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis
2' to 4' high and 1' to 2' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Bright red flowers, favorite among hummingbirds. Grows well in wet soil.

Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
2' to 4' high and 1' to 2' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Light purple petals with dark orange tipped spiny center. Let the flowers go to seed for finches.

Spiderwort

Spiderwort
Tradescantia virginiana
18" to 24" high and 1' to 3' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Purple 3 petaled flowers with grass-like foliage.

Turtleheads

Turtleheads Turtlehead flower
Chelone obliqua
2' to 3' high and 1' to 2' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Upright plant with lots of pink blooms that look like a turtle with its head sticking out. Likes wet areas, even bogs.

Autumn Sun Coneflower

Autumn Sun Coneflower Autumn Sun Coneflower close-up
Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne'
5' to 6' high and 3' to 4' wide.
Full sun
Upright plant with lots of large yellow coneflower blooms. Also known as cutleaf because of the large fingered leaves.

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
18" to 24" high and 2' to 3' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Upright plant with lots of large yellow daisy-like blooms with brown center cone. Blooms from midsummer until frost.

Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'
18" to 24" high and 8" to 12" wide.
Full sun/part shade
Flower buds appear to inflate larger and larger, then burst open to a blue, 5 petaled flower.

Perennial flowers are plants that return each year with a little more size and better flowers. The plant that you see above ground will die back usually after a hard freeze in the late fall. The root system that supplies all the nutrients lives on and sends up new growth in the spring. The roots actually multiply so there are more plants that grow. Some types of flowers need divided after a few years because the original root section has died and it leaves a void, usually in the center of the plant. Flowering may not seem to last as long as annual flowers, but can sometimes be extended or repeated by deadheading to prevent the flower from going to seed. Perennial flowers usually have better plant foliage so they are still a welcome addition to a flower bed even though they are not blooming. There are many, many varieties of perennial flowers and we only sell a small selection of what is available.

There is quite a large selection of flowers that grow in our yard, from crocus, daffodils, and hyacinths in early spring, to tulips, phlox, and daylilies later on. As summer starts, so do the garden phlox, coneflowers, and black-eyed susans. A real sight to see is the Autumn Sun Coneflowers, standing over 6 feet tall with their groups of large yellow coneflowers and the butterflies taking turns at the nectar.

That is probably the best side effect of having lots of colorful flowers blooming in your yard. The butterflies are fluttering from flower to flower. There are usually several varieties of butterflies in the yard at any one time. Hummingbirds are another frequent guest to the many flowers. It is not unusual to have a close call with one of the fast flying swordsmen as they dart around while we are in the yard . They will actually hover right in front of your face and squeak at you as if you are in their yard.

We only sell some daylilies, garden phlox, yuccas, irises, black-eyed susans, coneflowers, balloon flowers, and a few other items. A few more are listed below.

Other varieties that you may find available here at the nursery are:

Red Hot Pokers, Hyssop, Liatris, Bee Balms, and a few others. We seem to be adding things to the list each season.


Quantities on some of these Perennial Flowers are very limited.
If you are looking for a particular variety,
ask us, because we may have it even if it is not in the sale.

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