May through mid-June this beauteous baptisia bred at the Chicago Botanic Garden is blanketed with hundreds of bicolor blooms. Eye-catching sense-drenching purple-violet flowers with lemon-yellow center keels are complemented by attractive blue-green foliage. Vigorous bushy 4-5 ft. tall plants serve
Beautiful rich yellow rosettes are produced with exceptional freedom and continuity. Very healthy and reliable performing well in all areas. It has a characteristic Tea Rose fragrance with a musky background. Winner of several awards.
With compact 3-4′ tall plants Sweet Sunshine is tidy neat and a prodigy of high-wattage super-rich color. Upright 3-4 tall back of the border plants bloom early and bloom long. Create an island of glowing color in the landscape or
Ground-hugging carpets of small leaves are covered with dainty rose pink star clusters. Plants thrive in well-drained soils in full sun. Use in rock gardens troughs and as edging along sunny paths. Vigorous enough to crowd out weeds in open
Splendid standout from the RHS Garden Wisley Juttas Rosenauge commands admiring attention with full rounded pure white blooms with deep-pink eye. Complementary foliage of medium bright-green leaves makes for a very pretty plant indeed. Admirable in the mid-border nestled amid
The midsummer mix of pink white and red 6″ blooms are fragrant in daytime; and more so at night. Lilies add form structure and texture to the border. The 36-48″ plants multiply over time creating a fragrant mass of glossy
Fire Glow’ sets the border on fire. Tantalizing torch lily with blazing bicolor orange and red flower spikes unleashes plentiful colorful vertical pizzazz. Compact 2-3 plants with narrow
Smashing new foxglove cultivars large gorgeous red flowers complemented by alluring foliage makes for compelling viewing the whole season through. Sun-loving 22-24 plants let loose with flurries of 5 rich-pink clusters floating over the foliage in late summer. An inviting
A much improved yellow echinacea. Long-blooming with almost perfectly round butter-yellow coneflowers. Not floppy but nicely flat and overlapped blooms are held up by sturdy stems. Well-branched compact plants are reliably hardy. Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Makes
The pearl lilies are bred for their exceptional garden performance. Pearl Jennifer blooms with large open flowers in bright glossy lemon yellow speckled with brown dots and anthers. Plants are tall with sturdy stems making them ideal for floral arrangements.
Fabulous lily of crimson red with purple stripes from the base and lightly spotted just a hint of silver on the edge of the petals. Plants are tall and robust.
Tricyrtis commonly called toad lily flowers are most unusual with small tepals often spotted like toads. Native to Taiwan and hardy in zones 4-9 these plants can naturalize over time forming upright stems from underground rhizomes. The lance-shape leaves are
Fluffy double flowers are gentle pink with a darker pink picotee edge delicately veined in varying degrees peppermint. Dark pink backs are revealed as the cup shaped flowers gracefully hang down and the color holds even after the flowers set
Glorious cultivar from Holland offers up a concentrated blaze of delectable color. Tightly clustered on arching stems are twenty or so vivacious red-orange blossoms with gold centers flecked with burgundy complemented by dark-green lance-like foliage. Flowering from mid- to late
With vivid pink blooms hybrid foxgloves sterility allows for a flowering period of several weeks beginning in midsummer. Cottage garden favorites low rosettes of dark-green leaves surround strong tall 23-35 stems arrayed with spikes of gorgeous dangling bells. Vase-lovely stems
Profuse with medium-sized pure rose pink blossoms with the Old Rose double cupped form. A very good repeat-bloomer with each blossom loaded with up to 120 petals. Introduced in 2004 and proven to be very winter hardy tough and healthy.
Veronicas infuse the midborder with serene lacey vertical elegance. This welcome new 2′ tall variety boasts striking straight upright dense white spikes and tidy variegated leaves matte edge in white. It’s a low-maintenance plant with low water needs and is
One of the earliest to bloom this is superb as a cut flower and is a valuable addition to any garden. Beautiful blush pink petal tips merge to the speckled clear white base. Topped with chocolate anthers plants are compact
Falstaff’s exquisite cupped double-blossoms are thronged with interfolding petals that converge at the center. Rich dark crimson blooms transition to sense-drenching purple. Strong bushy upright plants will grow to 4 x 3.5′ or 6-8′ if trained to climb.
This English lavender is reliably hardy. Fragrant large purple spikes top plants to 15 inches tall. When out of bloom plants remain attractive compact with silvery green leaves. Lavenders prefer dry warm spots with well-drained soil. Use as fresh or