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December 13, 2010
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Delft Lace Astilbe

Delft Lace Astilbe Astilbe x ‘Delft Lace’ PP19,839 Description & Overview Delft Lace Astilbe is a superb addition to eastern exposures with consistent moisture. Its blue-green foliage has a silver overlay in shaded gardens but will develop attractive purple-red margins in locations receiving direct morning sun. The foliage texture is […]
October 12, 2010
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False Blue Indigo

False Blue Indigo Baptisia australis Description & Overview False Blue Indigo is a shrub-like perennial with attractive, soft blue-green foliage all season. In spring, open spikes of 1″ indigo-blue flowers emerge, followed by attractive seedpods that can be used in dried arrangements. While the blooms are early-season, the unique texture […]
October 12, 2010
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Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Description & Overview Wild Columbine is an interesting shade plant with dainty, fan-shaped foliage. Numerous, nodding red flowers with yellow centers are borne on slender stems in late spring and early summer. Delicately beautiful, this plant is an excellent choice for alkaline environments in partial shade. […]
October 8, 2010
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Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum Description & Overview Prairie Smoke is an excellent native perennial for all season interest! In spring sprays of pendulous pinkish-white flowers explode into a striking display of smoky-pink feathery plumes creating a billowy cloud of “smoke”. Its fern-like mounds of foliage remain attractive all season and […]
October 8, 2010
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Fischer Monkshood

Fischer Monkshood Aconitum fischeri Description & Overview CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous. Handle with care. The stunning, deep-blue flower spikes of Fischer Monkshood provide a beautiful, (but deadly) vertical accent to the garden. Individual blooms are helmet or hood-shaped. Attractive, deeply lobed foliage makes this plant a […]
July 25, 2010
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Trevi Fountain Lungwort

Trevi Fountain Lungwort Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ PP13,047 Description & Overview Trevi Fountain Lungwort is an excellent low-maintenance perennial for use as a border or groundcover. Its intense blue flowers in early spring add a pop of color when few other perennials are blooming. The low foliage of Trevi Fountain shines […]
July 25, 2010
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Zagreb Coreopsis

Zagreb Coreopsis Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ Description & Overview Zagreb Coreopsis is a compact, clump forming plant with airy, thread-like bright green foliage. Daisy-like golden-yellow flowers are borne above the foliage throughout the summer. This selection is longer-lived than ‘Moonbeam’, making it a fine replacement that has a place in any […]
July 13, 2010
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Butterflyweed

Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Description & Overview Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Pleurisy Root, Chigger Flower is a slow-to-emerge perennial bearing fragrant clusters of orange flowers which attract butterflies. The seedpods are quite ornamental. Drought tolerant once established, requiring well drained soil. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
June 14, 2010
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Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Description & Overview Single paired 8-12″ long, 3-lobed leaves frame the unusual green and purple hooded flowers. A superb woodland plant that becomes most visible in early autumn when its striking clusters of orange-red berries appear on leafless stalks brightening up shaded recesses. Core […]
April 30, 2010
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Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis Description & Overview Lily of the Valley is an adaptable, shade-tolerant, spreading perennial that has historically been used as a groundcover in the difficult shade garden. We have discontinued producing and selling this plant due to its aggressive behavior in the landscape and invasive […]
April 22, 2010
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Moonshine Yarrow

Moonshine Yarrow Achillea x ‘Moonshine’ Description & Overview Moonshine Yarrow is a compact perennial of aromatic, ferny, gray-green foliage. Sulfur yellow flowers are produced all summer on sturdy stems and will rebloom when deadheaded. Attractive seedheads persist over winter. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 […]
April 6, 2010
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Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion

Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion Allium ‘Summer Peek-a-Boo’ Description & Overview A sport of Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ with medium purple flower heads set consistently above compact foliage. Attracts butterflies and pollinators. An excellent choice for containers with an above average growth rate. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to […]
April 5, 2010
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Rosy Returns Daylily

Rosy Returns Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ Description & Overview This reblooming dwarf small daylily produces fragrant, 4″ rose-pink blend flowers with a deep rose eyezone and yellow throat. Bred by Darrel Apps, Rosy Returns Daylily combines bigger flowers with smaller stature for a striking border in any landscape. Rosy Returns […]
April 5, 2010
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Rocket City Daylily

Rocket City Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rocket City’ Description & Overview Rocket City Daylily shows off with large, bittersweet orange flowers with a darker eye and lighter orange-yellow mid-ribs. This taller daylily cultivar will warm up any space with its flowers! When massed, the sea of showy orange flowers is a sight […]
April 5, 2010
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Pardon Me Daylily

Pardon Me Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’ Description & Overview Pardon Me Daylily is a lovely reblooming miniature that produces a profusion of 2 ¾-inch bright red flowers with a yellow-green throat. Bred by Darrell Apps, this selection is known for its clear red flowers and relentless blooms. Core Characteristics Wisconsin […]
April 5, 2010
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Hyperion Daylily

Hyperion Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’ Description & Overview Hyperion Daylily is a tried-and-true selection from the 1920’s. Aptly named, this cultivar produces large, 5-inch citron-yellow flowers that reach their peak in July. The tall scapes hold the wonderfully fragrant flowers at the perfect height for summer scent! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
April 4, 2010
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Strutter’s Ball Daylily

Strutter’s Ball Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Strutter’s Ball’ Description & Overview Strutter’s Ball Daylily will steal the show with its 6-inch cranberry-purple flowers with lemon-green throats! This midseason bloomer carries its large flowers high above the foliage, allowing the use of lower perennials to create layered textures. Extended blooms will last up […]
April 4, 2010
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Chicago Apache Daylily

Chicago Apache Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’ Description & Overview Chicago Apache Daylily stands out with its midseason 5-inch bright scarlet-red flowers with vivid yellow throats and slightly ruffled edges. Its flower color won’t fade in sun and it possesses the drought resistance of other Hemerocallis cultivars. A tetraploid selection. Core […]
April 4, 2010
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Happy Returns Daylily

Happy Returns Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ Description & Overview Bred by Darrel Apps, Happy Returns Daylily is a vigorous reblooming miniature selection. Radiant, 2¾ inch lemon-yellow flowers are held above the foliage throughout the season, adding interest to any border or mass planting. An excellent choice to add reliable, bright […]
April 4, 2010
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Little Grapette Daylily

Little Grapette Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Little Grapette’ Description & Overview Little Grapette Daylily is a compact miniature daylily. Tidy clumps of grass-like leaves are highlighted by lavender-purple flowers on tall scapes. This smaller growing selection reblooms throughout the summer months. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 […]
April 4, 2010
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Stella D’Oro Daylily

Stella D’Oro Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Stella D’Oro’ Description & Overview Stella D’Oro Daylily (also known as Stella de Oro) is a reblooming, dwarf miniature daylily with beautiful 2 3/4″ canary-yellow flowers and lightly ruffled petals. This tried-and-true standby is great for masses, borders, and restricted sites where maintenance is difficult or […]
March 25, 2010
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Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan

Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Little Goldstar’ PP22,397 Description & Overview Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan is an ultra-compact profuse bloomer, supporting as many as 80 flowers. Handles heat, humidity, cold, and drought once established. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – Variety of North American Native USDA Hardiness […]
March 22, 2010
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Strawberry Seduction Yarrow

Strawberry Seduction Yarrow Achillea millefolium ‘Strawberry Seduction’ PP18,401 Description & Overview Strawberry Seduction Yarrow produces large corycombs of tiny, velvet red florets with bright gold centers. This vigorous grower has an upright, vase-shaped habit with lovely, deep green foliage. It is drought tolerant once established and attracts butterflies! Core Characteristics […]
January 31, 2010
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Berry Smoothie Coralbells

Berry Smoothie Coralbells Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ PP21,871 Description & Overview Berry Smoothie Coralbells are characterized by their large bold foliage in a beautiful shade of metallic rose-pink. Light pink bell-shaped flowers appear in mid-summer. This cultivar is extremely heat tolerant and holds up well during hot summer months due to […]
January 31, 2010
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Grape Soda Coralbells

Heuchera ‘Grape Soda’ PP26,339 Description & Overview The leaves of Grape Soda Coralbells emerge rose-pink and mature to purple burnished silver through summer and fall. Sprays of long lasting light purple flowers appear spring through summer. Grape Soda Coralbells are an excellent plant for three-season interest! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
January 30, 2010
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Obsidian Coralbells

Obsidian Coralbells Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ PP14,836 Description & Overview Obsidian Coralbells are a top choice when dark foliage is desired in shade. Shiny, dark purple to black foliage holds its color all season. Cream bell-shaped flowers emerge in June, contrasting against the dark foliage. A great performer with a compact habit! […]
January 30, 2010
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Cherry Cola Coralbells

Cherry Cola Coralbells Heuchera ‘Cherry Cola’ PP22,967 Description & Overview This hybrid Coralbells selection has both colorful foliage as well as a showy display of blooms. Cherry Cola Coralbells form a compact mound of lovely red-brown tone foliage with taller stems of cherry-red flowers appearing in late spring and early […]
January 30, 2010
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Midnight Rose Coralbells

Midnight Rose Coralbells Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ PP18,551 Description & Overview Midnight Rose Coralbells are an excellent choice for a colorful shade plant. Its deep purple, almost black leaves are punctuated with spots of hot pink, making a striking show even with less than ideal light. In fall, the hot pink […]
January 30, 2010
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Palace Purple Coralbells

Palace Purple Coralbells Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ Description & Overview Palace Purple Coralbells produce an attractive and versatile low growing mound of ivy-shaped foliage which changes color depending on light exposure. When sited in sunny spots, the leaves are a rich bronze-green, while shadier sites produce deep mahogany-red foliage. Spikes of […]
January 30, 2010
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Caramel Coralbells

Caramel Coralbells Heuchera villosa ‘Caramel’ PP16,560 Description & Overview Caramel Coralbells are a stand-out selection! Their attractive copper-caramel foliage is burgundy underneath, creating a two-toned appearance. Cream colored bell-shaped flowers emerge in late summer, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. An excellent choice as a border plant or for container gardening. Core […]
January 30, 2010
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Citronelle Coralbells

Citronelle Coralbells Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ PP17,934 Description & Overview Citronelle Coralbells will brighten up any shady spot in the garden. Bright yellow-green leaves are held on rosy red petioles in a dense clump. Tiny, creamy white flower spires appear in summer. Vigorous and compact, this plant is an easy way to […]
January 19, 2010
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Stainless Steel Coralbells

Stainless Steel Coralbells Heuchera ‘Stainless Steel’ PP23,349 Description & Overview The stunning foliage of Stainless Steel Coralbells emerges silver with purple venation, maturing to a light blue-green with deep purple undersides. White flowers held on chocolate stems emerge in summer, contrasting with the light foliage of this plant. A great […]