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Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag is a wonderful plant for walkways as well as rain gardens and stream edges, because it is tolerant of foot traffic as well as significant moisture. The evergreen foliage is like tiny thick bladed grass tufts and when crushed, it releases an attractive sweet scent. The tufts slowly expand to make a short yellowish green mat. Although it looks like a grass, Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' is actually more closely related to the Iris family.

H: 4 Inches  ·   S: 8 Inches  ·   Zone: 5

Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

'Ogon' Sweet Flag has bright yellow stiffly upright leaves that are a vivid addition to a wet site in the shade. The clumps of Acorus 'Ogon' get larger with age. This Sweet Flag is evergreen so it provides great winter interest. Introduced into the US by Barry Yinger. Per Diane Guidone formerly of Rumson, NJ, Acorus withstood salt inundation in the recent hurricanes really well.

H: 15 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 5

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Aesculus parviflora

Creamy white flowers on Aesculus parviflora appear in summer on long panicles. Bottlebrush Buckeye offers golden yellow fall color. Aesculus parviflora is a wonderful addition to the landscape to attract hummingbirds. Our neighbor nurseryman Dick Karkalits says it is an absolutely foolproof plant for just about any location, and we agree.

H: 10 Feet  ·   S: 10 Feet  ·   Zone: 4


Ajuga reptans Feathered Friends™ 'Cordial Canary' PPAF

Violet blue flower spikes top low growing lime green to yellow foliage in spring. A colorful low groundcover to lighten up shady areas.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Ajuga reptans Feathered Friends™ 'Fierce Falcon' PPAF

Short blue flower spikes top dark purple ground-hugging foliage in spring. A good spreading semi-evergreen groundcover for shade.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Ajuga reptans Feathered Friends™ 'Parrot Paradise' PPAF

Cobalt blue flower spikes are held above flat tri-colored evergreen foliage in spring. The leaves are a combination of chartreuse, bronze and red.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Ajuga x Feathered Friends™ 'Tropical Toucan'

Cobalt blue blooms from appear from April to June above puckered, electric yellow foliage that remains evergreen year-round in part shade to full shade conditions. Heat tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 4

Nodding Pink Onion

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum, or nodding Pink Onion, is a tough deer resistant bulb plant which is crowned by multiple pink flower umbels. The blooms appear above the green strap-like leaves in July and August. These are followed by attractive tan seedheads. The clumps increase in size as time goes on and the bulbs can be divided and spread to make a lovely addition to short meadows in mid summer. Self-seeds vigorously in the garden.

H: 16 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 3

Canada Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis

H: 25 Feet  ·   S: 15 Feet  ·   Zone: 4

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP27949

Reddish turkey foot inflorescences in August turn to silvery seedheads in fall. Foliage takes on deep purple hues in August and September. Important food source for song birds in fall and winter.

H: 60 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 4

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP26283

'Red October' Big Bluestem is an exciting color breakthrough for this tough native grass. The leaves are tipped with burgundy and held on tall upright green stems in summer. The fall the foliage turns a bright scarlet red for several weeks after the first frost. 'Red October' also has red turkey-foot-shaped seed, particularly showy when backlit. The sturdy upright stems are an attractive tan in winter. An important food source for winter birds. Introduced by Intrinsic Perennials.

H: 60 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 3


Andropogon virginicus

Broom-sedge or Beardgrass is a tough native grass that adds great beauty to sterile, dry meadows and open fields. The green upright stems take on shades of reddish burgundy in September, as they are coming into flower. The seedheads are an airy silver displayed all along the grass stems, and are particularly stunning when backlit by afternoon light. The fall and winter color of the strong upright stems is a bright ornage tan

H: 36 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 5


Anemone canadensis

A lovely North American native perennial known for producing a prolific bloom of bright white, five-petaled flowers with golden yellow stamens from April to June, often reblooming sporadically throughout the summer. Attractive basal clumps of deeply lobed, medium green foliage can spread rapidly by rhizome in the landscape. Tolerant of partial shade and resistant to deer.

H: 14 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 3


Antennaria plantaginifolia

Clusters of inconspicuous, fluffy white flowerheads with flecks of pink appear above woolly silver-gray foliage from April to June. Great for poor, rocky and sandy soils in full sun conditions.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 3


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'

'Massachusetts' Bearberry has small shiny evergreen leaves with small pinkish white bell-like flowers in April and May, often followed by red fruits. Arctostaphylos is best in acid soil and sandy, well drained sites. Grows well in poor infertile soils. There are large colonies of Bearberry in the NJ Pinelands. Selected by Bob Tichnor of Oregon from seed collected in Massachusetts. It is also salt tolerant.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 5 Feet  ·   Zone: 3

Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' is a deciduous shrub with white flowers in May. The bright red fruit of this Red Chokeberry ripens in late summer and persists into winter. The glossy foliage turns brilliant red in fall. This cultivar forms a suckering colony and is wet site and salt tolerant.

H: 8 Feet  ·   S: 4 Feet  ·   Zone: 4

Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa Ground Hug® PP31821

Clusters of white flowers over green leaves in May. Black edible fruit followed by red and orange fall color. Dense groundcover.

H: 1 Feet  ·   S: 3 Feet  ·   Zone: 3

Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa Low Scape Mound® PP28789

Low Scape Mound® Black Chokeberry ('UCONNAM165') is an unusual Aronia melanocarpa form produced by Drs. Mark Brand and Bryan Connolly of U. Conn. Low Scape Mound® performs as a groundcover instead of an upright shrub, so it works well as an erosion control plant as well as an edger. The green spring foliage is topped by lots of attractive white racemes. The showy flowers are followed by shiny black fruit in late summer, providing important food for wildlife. The fall color is a deep red, persisting for several weeks.

H: 2 Feet  ·   S: 2 Feet  ·   Zone: 3

Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

H: 24 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 3

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Lovely orange and yellow flowers in June and July, followed by small milkweed pods. Butterfly Weed is an important food source for Monarch butterflies in particular. Must have dry site, seeds well on sunny slopes or gravelly sites.

H: 24 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 3

Fall Aster

Aster 'Wood's Light Blue'

The soft blue flowers of 'Wood's Light Blue' Fall Aster appear on disease resistant foliage in August to September. Forms a large mat eventually. Hybridized by Ed Wood in Portland, Oregon.

H: 16 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 5

Fall Aster

Aster 'Wood's Pink'

'Wood's Pink' Fall Aster has dark pink flowers over disease resistant foliage. It blooms August to September and forms a large mat eventually. One of the Wood's series, and an Aster which will eventually spread to make a large patch.

H: 18 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 5

Fall Aster

Aster 'Wood's Purple'

'Wood's Purple' Fall Aster has magenta purple flowers, disease resistant foliage, and blooms August to September. Forms a large mat eventually. One of the Wood's hybrids.

H: 12 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 5

White Heath Aster

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Small white daisy-like flowers cover short green leaves and stems in late summer and early fall. Forms a dense green mat which makes a good native groundcover.

H: 8 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 4