2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 1 SISTER PLANTS 2009 PLANTS FOR SALE Notes: Ferns, grasses, herbs & woody plants are grouped under these headings. MANY ADDITIONAL VARIETIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SALE. ALL VARIETIES LISTED BELOW MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE. KEY TO SELLERS: Terry Hale (sister) T Pauline Bergstrom (sister) P Frances Gillespie F Kenny Agacinski K Linda Walsh L Ollie Kyle O SELLER CODE: N = New in 2009 or re-introduced L = Limited quantities available CODE Achillea (yarrow) T T, F L T,F,L,P L sun / well drained soil N Achillea millefolium 'Colorado' 2' Mixed colors include deep red, rose, yellow, apricot & white. Free flowering, easy to grow. Silver, ferny foliage. Achillea misc. 2-3' Pink or off white. Silver, ferny foliage Actaea (aka Cimicifuga) (bugbane) Cimicifuga racemosa 5-6' sun/pt.shade N Actaea alba (doll's eyes) 2' Clump forming, white flowers on 3' stalks, white berries Native, slender spikes of white flowers in summer. Striking. Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette' 6' Fall blooming, white flowers, very fragrant, dark stems/leaves. Takes shade. Agastache (hyssop) F F sun Spikes of purple blue flowers in summer, attracts bees/butterflies Agastache foeniculum 18" Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' 18-24" Blue flowers over chartreuse-yellow foliage Alchemillia (lady's mantle) T, L, P sun/pt.shade sun / well drained soil Alchemilla mollis 10-16" Handsome edger. Sprays of chartreuse flowers in July, splendid fan shaped pleated foliage that collect dew drops as sparkling jewels, good cut flowers. Allium (ornamental onion) T T T T L Allium General: Drought tolerant. Very easy to grow, carefree, needs a dry location. Showy in mass. Flowers can be dried by standing upright in a container without water. Foliage is low with blossoms towering above. Deer proof. Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' 2' Large purple sphere blossoms on 3' stems, let self seed after 1st year, summer dormant so inter-plant with perennials. Allium schoenoprasum 1' Abundant red-pink flowers in spring, chive-like foliage Allium senescens glaucum (corkscrew chives) 10" Twisted blue-green basal leaves, 3” lavender-pink umbels on 20" stems in July-Aug. Drought tolerant. Allium senescens 1' Bright green flat foliage. 3” lavender-pink umbels on 20" stems in July-Aug. Drought tolerant. Allium cv. 1' Lavender globes. Takes pt.shade. Amsonia (blue star) T, F, L sun/pt.shade pt.shade N N Amsonia tabernaemontana 3-4' Willow-like leaves, golden fall color, light blue starry flowers MayJune, easy to grow, long-lived. Structural plant. Anemone (Japanese windflower) F T T Anemone cruciata 16" Anemone misc. 2-3' White nodding flowers in May/June Abundant silvery pink flowers, attractive foliage. Late summer to fall. Anemone 'Whirlwind' 3' Large semi-double white petals, golden center. Late summer to fall. 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 2 Anthemis (golden marguerite) T sun/pt.shade N Anthemis misc. 3-4' Abundant golden or white daisies all summer, good cut flower. Aquilegia (columbine) sun/shade F T, P T T, L L L T, F Aquilegia General: There are many forms of this wonderful flower: some form a delicate star of outer petals surrounding an inner ring with yellow centers - some have long spurs that project out behind the blossoms - others are spurless with double blossoms. All are graceful, with blue-green foliage. Aquilegia is easy to grow in loose, average to rich, well-drained soil. Self sow without being annoying. Aquilegia alpina 20" Deep blue flowers early summer Aquilegia biedermeier 20" Charming old fashioned cottage garden variety, covered with double mauve pink upward-facing blooms. Looks like a granny's bonnet. Aquilegia 'Dragonfly' 2' Extra large flowers in bold colors or rose, blue, yellow, white, pink and crimson. Aquilegia vulgaris 'Black Barlow' 32" Eye catching near-black double, spurless flowers Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow' 32" Double pink and white pompom flowers Aquilegia misc. Tall dark purple long blooming flowers. Aquilegia misc. 'Anything Goes' 2' Graceful, pendulous flowers of mixed colors, compact mounding bluish green foliage, easy care, reseeds. A wealth of flowers in sun or shade. N Arisaema (Jack in the Pulpit) T pt.shade/shade L Arisaema triphyllum 18-24" in fall. Hooded bloom, striped in green, brown and white; scarlet-orange fruit Artemesia (wormwood, mugwort) T pt.shade Artemisia vulgaris 'Cragg-Barber Eye' 3' pt.shade Great garden colour! Bold, golden yellow foliage set with white flower plumes in midsummer. Best in a partially shaded situation. Aruncus (goatsbeard) L F, L pt.shade/shade Aruncus aethusifolius 18"' (dwarf) Fern like leaves, astilbe-like but more compact, white flowers in summer. Aruncus dioicus 2' Native perennial with plumes of fluffy white flowers to 6', resembles a giant astilbe with fern-like foliage. Tough as nails. Asarum (ginger) P T, L (groundcover) pt.shade/shade Asarum canadense 6-12" Asarum europaeum 3" carefree. Native groundcover, heart shaped green leaves Glossy green kidney-shaped foliage; elegant groundcover for shade. Easy, Asclepias (swamp milkweed / butterfly weed) T sun/pt.shade F Asclepias incarnata 3-4' Small, fragrant, pink to mauve umbels in July-Aug. Flowers are attractive to butterflies & larval stage of Monarchs. Erect, clump-forming, with branching stems. Attractive 3-4" seed pods which split open when ripe releasing silky-haired seeds. Asclepias tuberosa 12"-24" Clusters of yellow or orange flowers in summer, host and nectar plant for butterflies. Full sun. NL Aster (Michaelmas daisies) sun/pt.shade T T T L P Aster General: Asters are invaluable in the hardy border, adding superb color in the autumn. Very durable and long lived. Even heavy, wet soils will suit them. Mounds of color beginning in September, in a full range of colors. Pinch back before July for best display. Aster divaricatus (native wood aster) 2-3' Clouds of small white daisy-like flowers in September and October over dark green foliage. Good for dry shade. Aster dumosus 'Woods Blue' 12" Lavender blue daisy-like flowers Aug-Sept. Compact, dark green, disease resistant and rust free foliage Aster laevis 'Blue Meadow' 3-4' Deep sky blue flower clusters in profusion atop vase-shaped plants. Very late bloomer. Extends the beautiful blue of fall Asters. Vigorous. Ater novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke' 4-5' Bright pink daisy-like flowers, cut back to 12" early July for fuller bloom. Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' 20" Compact and free flowering. A stunning, deep purple. Disease resistant. N N 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 3 F L O T Aster novi-belgii 'Royal Opal' 12-15" Aster novi-belgii cv. 15-24" Aster misc. 3-5' Dwarf, purplish blue flowers w/yellow centers, fall Daisy-like flowers, shades of purple, blue and pink in fall. Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' 18" Compact plants covered with dark blue flowers in fall Varied colored flower clusters of purple, blue, or pink in profusion in fall Astilbe (false spiraea / plume flower) pt.shade/shade Astilbe General: Attractive delicate fern-like foliage with showy frothy plumes midsummer in shades of pink, peach, white, rose, red. Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season and is colored from green to bronze. Prefers rich moist soil. Can take sun if well watered. Deer resistant. T L P T O, P Astilbe arendsii 'Snowdrift' 1-2' Excellent for the shade border and in dried arrangements. Pure white plumes in summer. Fern like foliage. Astilbe chinensis v. pumila 10" This is a dwarf variety with red-green leaves. Striking plume-like flowers of reddish pink Astilbe taquetti hybrids 3' Lavender pink Astilbe hybrid 2' Lilac pink flowers. Vigorous variety in moist soil. 4' in bloom. Astilbe hybrids misc. 2.5' Lavender or pink N N N Astrantia (masterwort) T L pt.shade N Astrantia major 'Sunningdale' variegated 1-2' Cottage garden plant, long bloomer. White to pinkish flowers are dense domes of tiny florets. Pale green and cream variegated foliage in spring. Astrantia major 18" Pink tinged 1" white flowers, midsummer long bloomer. Baptisia (false indigo) T, F sun/pt.shade Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' 3’-4' Violet blue lupine-like flower. Smokey purple stems, gray green unique foliage. Vigorous, structural & long lasting. Boltonia (false aster) sun P F Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' 4' Tall white flowers, late summer bloom L Brunnera (Siberian bugloss) Brunnera macrophylla 18-24" pt.shade Resembles a giant forget me not. Sky blue flowers. Campanula (bellflower) T L F O, L T T, F, L sun/pt.shade Campaula General: One of our favorites! Campanulas are marvelous. A large genus from low growing to tall stately specimens (white, pink, rose, blue, lavender flowers). Long lived, easy care. Campanula glomerata 'Alba' 12" Clusters of white flowers, long bloom in summer. Campanula glomerata 'Joan Elliott' 18" Clusters of double purple flowers, mid summer Campanula glomerata 'Superba' 1-2' Upward facing clusters of richly colored violet 'bells'. Blooms heavily in late spring through early summer. Campanula 'Kent Belle' 2-3' Abundant noding 2" grape blue bells. Prefers some shade. Campanula persicifolia misc. 8" (2-3' in bloom) Sky blue or white cup shaped bells on graceful spikes in early summer. Good cut flower. Will rebloom if spikes are cut. Centaurea (perennial bachelor button) L L sun/pt.shade Centaurea dealbata 2' Dark pink 1-2" flowers, often needs staking, reblooms. Fern-like foliage. Centaurea montana 2' Violet-blue showy fringed flowers, lance-like silvery-green foliage, cut back after flowering for rebloom. Cerastium (snow-in-summer) T sun N Cerastium tomentosum 6" Good for walls, walkways and rock gardens, everlasting silver fine leafed foliage, groundcover, masses of tiny white flowers in May-June, drought tolerant Centranthus (Jupiter's Beard) O sun N Centranthus ruber 2'-3' Rose red flowers all summer Cheloni (turtlehead) sun/pt.shade 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 4 T, P Chelone lyonii 2-4' Snapdragon-like, two-lipped, clear pink flowers to 1" long from late summer into fall, resemble the heads of open-mouthed turtles. Coarsely-toothed, ovate to broad-lanceolate, dark green leaves. Best grown in moist, humusy soils. Chrysanthemum (garden mums) O sun/pt.shade Chrysanthemum misc. 2' Hot pink flowers late summer to early fall Cimicifuga (see Actaea) Coreopsis (tickseed) T L F, L sun/pt.shade Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' 3' Golden yellow, semi-double flowers from early summer into fall. Superb in the border. Provides a wealth of cut flowers. Deer resistant. Coreopsis verticillata rosea 12-18" Rosy pink 1" flowers all summer atop threadlike foliage Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' 12-18" Golden yellow flowers all summer atop threadlike foliage. Corydalis (cordyalis) T, F sun/shade sun/pt.shade Corydalis lutea 8-12" Delicate leafy foliage, free flowering from May to September, cheery yellow flowers. Prefers rich, moist soils that never dry out in summer but not wet in winter. Cryptotaenia (Japanese parsley) T, F Cryptotaenia japonica atropurpurea 26" Attractive chocolate colored maple-like foliage, tiny pale pink flowers, nice color contrast in borders. Darmera (umbrella plant) T pt.shade N Darmera peltata (aka Peltiphyllum peltata) 3' Striking plant for bog garden. Dome-shaped clusters of pink starry flowers appear on long stalks before the 1-2' leaves unfurl. Dianthus (maiden pinks) T sun / well drained soil N Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights' 6-10" Single brilliant deep red flowers above an evergreen mat of foliage. Needs good drainage. Excellent as edging and in rock gardens & walls. Dicentra (bleeding heart) P L T, P pt.shade/shade Dicentra culcullaria (Dutchman's Breeches) 12" Pink or white heart-shaped flowers, ever blooming. Grayish-green fern-like foliage. Dicentra eximia (fringed bleeding heart) 15" Ferny, clumping grayish-green foliage. Pink nodding heart-shaped flowers spring through summer. Dicentra spectabilis misc. 2-3' Sprays of pendant, heart-shaped flowers above fern-like foliage in spring. Either showy deep rose or white. Summer dormant. Digitalis T, F (foxglove) sun/pt.shade Perennial variety with soft yellow flowers. Excellent Digitalis grandiflora (aka ambigua) 2-3' vertical accent. Echinacea (coneflower) sun/pt.shade T,F,L,P T K Echinacea General: One of the best border plants. Flower petals radiate downward from a pronounced central seed head. Excellent cut flower, attractive to butterflies. Easy to grow. Flowers from July to frost. Echinacea purpurea 3' Big daisy-like lavender pink blooms on stately plants. Showy! Echinacea 'Baby Swan White' 2' Dwarf habit with regular sized blooms up to 5" across throughout summer. Pure white petals with yellow central cones. Echinacea 'Bravado' 3-4' Rosy red flowers N Echinops (globe thistle) F, K, O F sun N Echinops ritro 3' Steely blue spiky globe shaped flowers on sturdy stems in summer. Drought tolerant. Echinops ritro 3' White variety - off white spiky flowers in summer. Epimedium (barrenwort / bishop's hat) P, L T, P pt.shade/shade Epimedium rubrum 8-12" Bright crimson and cream white flowers, spring bloom. Pointed, heartshaped leaflets on wiry stems, new growth has reddish tinge, reddish fall color. Epimedium versicolor 'Sulfureum' 10-15" Delicate sprays of yellow spring flowers. Lush, heart shaped foliage, semi-evergreen groundcover, drought tolerant when established. Eupatorium (Joe pye weed) pt.shade 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 5 T Eupatorium misc. 4-6' Common wild flowers which make excellent garden plants. Attracts butterfles. Fluffy pink flower heads late season. Euphorbia (spurge) T, L L L L T, P sun/pt.shade Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon' 12-18" Yellow flowers with the outer bracts turning chartreuse. Luscious purple-maroon foliage - the more sun the deeper the foliage. Self seeds. Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby' 6" Late spring, chartreuse bracts, yellow flowers, blue green foliage. Spreads especially in sun. Euphorbia polychroma 14" Clumping plant, oval leaves, bright yellow bracts, fall color. FERNS pt.shade/shade Deciduous fern, long pointed fronds. Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern) 3' Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' (Japanese painted fern) 16" 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year! A showy combination of colorful fronds of grey-green blended with wine red. Lacy leaves are wide and taper to a delicate point. Deer resistant. Asparagus officinalis var. pseudoscaber (hardy asparagus fern) 4' A striking accent & great textural element with delicate lacy green clouds of see-through foliage. 2' wide mound of foliage lasts into early fall, when it changes to yellow with a crop of red berries. (Note: this rarely gets divided) Athyrium niponicum 'Ghost' (ghost fern) 18-24" Silvery white fronds that change to green. Vigorous, deciduous upright fern with elegant appearance. Its silvery-chalky-gray foliage pulls light into shady woodland gardens. Dryopteris filix-mas (male fern) 3' Upright habit, lance-shaped 2 pinnate fronds. Moist, fertile, acidic soil. A grand statement in the woodland garden. Matteuccia struthiopteris 'Ostrich Fern' 3-6' Green fronds are shaped like ostrich plumes. Dramatic. Spreads. Needs moist soil. N T T N T T Fillenpendula (meadowsweet) L T, P L L sun/shade N Filipendula hexapetala 2' Fluffy creamy white flowers above fern-like foliage. Native. Filipendula palmata 4' Victorian looking foamy sprays of creamy pinkish white, late June. Attractive palmate foliage. Easy care. Filipendula ulmaria 'Kahone' 2-3' Dwarf. Rosy-pink feathery plums over low mound of ferny rosettes, July-August. Filipendula ulmaria 'Variagata' 2' Creamy white flowers over variagated yellow & green leaves N Fragaria (ornamental strawberry) O L sun Fragaria 'Pink Panda' 4- 6" Strawberry type foliage with bright pink flowers, blooms late summer to fall. Fragaria 'Lipstick' 4- 6" Glossy strawberry type foliage with bright rosy flowers, blooms late summer to fall. Carefree. N Gallardia (Indian blanket) sun T K Gaillardia aristata 'Orange & Lemon' 12-15" Showy yellow/orange flowers in summer, long flowering. Loose poor well drained soil best. Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' 8"-10" Red-orange flowers on compact blooms. NL N Galanthus (snowdrops) T pt.shade N Galanthus nivalis 4-6" Blooms weeks before crocuses. Clear white nodding 1" bell-like flower with emerald green tipped inner segments. Naturalizes. Gaura (wand flower) T sun Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' 3-4' Vase shaped plant that never stops blooming through October, white flowers dance in a breeze on arching stems, nice in center of border, low basal foliage, hardier than pink variety. Gentian (gentian) O sun/pt.shade N Gentian andrewsii (Bottle gentian) 18-24" Inflated, closed deep blue flowers in clusters. Geranium (cranesbill) sun/pt.shade Geranium General: Easy to grow, dense mound attractive foliage, masses of flowers. Cut back taller varieties after first bloom to encourage rebloom and compactness. 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 6 T F L Geranium dalmaticum 3-6" Cushion-forming geranium with deeply cut leaves and pairs of flowers in soft pink during early summer; good choice for a rock garden. Good drainage. Geranium 'Karmina' 6"-10" Spreading plant with massed pink flowers Geranium macrorrhizum 15" Dark pink 1” flowers held above foliage. Will spread to 2' wide over time. Good rebloomer. Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' 12-18" A great groundcover geranium. Light pink flowers with darker sepals and stems are held high above wonderfully fragrant foliage. Tolerates bright shade and drier soils. Geranium renardii 12" Grown for velvet, fuzzy, textured foliage in tidy round clumps; semievergreen. Clusters of pale lilac flowers. Geranium sanguineum 8-12" Pink-reddish purple 1" flowers all summer on low plant. Geranium, misc. 12-18" Dark pink, magenta or carmine rose flowers N N T N T T T, F N GRASSES & GRASS-LIKE PLANTS Note : Grasses make a marvelous addition to a perennial border and add much desired fall interest as well as structural form. Plumes or seed heads as well as grass blades can be used in fresh flower & dried arrangements, They are long-lived, sustainable, easy to grow. Grasses below are clumping unless otherwise noted. Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (sweet flag) 6-12" sun/pt.shade Evergreen sedge with rich yellow variegation. Bog plant or can grow in water. Acourus gramineus 'Ice Dance' (sweet flag) 6-12" sun/pt.shade Evergreen sedge with green and creamy white striped variegation. Bog plant or can grow in water. Chasmanthum latifolium 'Northern Sea Oats' 3' pt.shade Interesting flat oat-like tan seed fronds on arching panicles in fall, excellent winter interest and good dried. One of the best grasses! Miscanthus sinensis misc. (maiden grass) 4-6' sun/pt.shade Feathery plume above the plant. Billowy texture, different heights and colorations. Great winter interest. Rustles in the wind. Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (switch grass) 4' sun/pt.shade Blue-green leaves, pinkish N colored plumes in fall, good cut. Nice in perennial beds. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hamlen' (dwarf fountain grass) 18-30" sun/pt.shade Finely textured rich green foliage, arching coppery tan seed plumes showing into winter. A very popular grass good in perennial border. Saccharum ravennae (hardy pampas grass) 14' sun Amazingly tall! Striking grey green leaves to N 5-6'. In August immense stalks tinted red tower above and wave in the breeze with silver seed plumes. Cut back hard in spring. (Will not be divided for another 5 years). T T T, F T F T T Galium (sweet woodruff) pt.shade/shade O, P F Galium odoratum 8" Groundcover with starry white flowers. Used dried for May wine. Helianthus (perennial sunflower) Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' 5'-6' sun Tall with numerous 2" yellow flowers late summer Yellow flowers all summer, variegated foliage Heliopsis (false sunflower) F F sun/pt.shade Heliopsis helianthoides 'Lorraine Sunshine' 2-3' Heliopsis 'Summer Sun' Single yellow daisies, long bloom period. Helleborus (lenten rose, hellebore) pt.shade/shade T T T Helleborus General: One of our favorites! Woodland plants with clumps of attractive glossy leaves and clusters of cup shaped flowers. Earliest perennial to bloom in late winter. Float flowers in bowl of water. Good beneath deciduous trees. Deer resistant, slug proof, evergreen. Helleborus foetidus 2-4' Truly blooms in late winter with awesome clusters of green flowers, deeply palmate leaves. Helleborus orientalis 'Picadilly Selections' 2-4' Long-lasting 2-3" nodding cup shaped flowers in clusters, unique colors ranging from white to pink to mauve to maroon, patterns ranging from speckled to streaked to shaded. Helleborus orientalis 'Sunshine Selections' 2-4' Long-lasting 2-3" nodding cup distinctive flowers in clusters. Unique colors due to hand pollination. Patterns range from speckled to streaked to shaded. 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 7 T, P Helleborus orientalis misc. 2-4' Long-lasting 2-3" nodding cup shaped flowers in clusters, unique colors ranging from white to pink to mauve to maroon, patterns ranging from speckled to streaked to shaded. Hemerocallis (Daylily) F T K F T O F K F T, K F L T K, P T T F T T sun NL NL NL Hemerocallis General: Indestructible perennials for full sun, showy flowers, low maintenance. Plant early to late bloomers for long season coverage. Easy to grow! Hemerocallis 'Daveo Holman' 24" Huge 9"-10" flowers, pinkish blend, cream throat Hemerocallis 'Eenie Allegro' 12-14" Pale yellow apricot with a showy rose flush. Hemerocallis 'Eenie Weenie' 12-15" Mini yellow Hemerocallis 'Fire Trees' 24" Bright red 3"-4" flowers Hemerocallis 'Hall's Pink' 36" Abundant 4" flowers with warm pink petals, raspberry pink halo in center, golden heart. Blooms late summer. Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns' 18" Light yellow, reliably reblooms, midsummer Hemerocallis 'Monster' 24"-30" Hemerocallis 'Rosy Returns' 14" Hemerocallis 'Royal Trophy' 22" Hemerocallis 'Stella D'Oro' 12-15" Yellow 9" flowers, brushed with rusty orange tips Rose pink 4" flowers with yellow throat, blooms from June to frost Deep purple flowers, 7"-8", yellow throat Golden yellow 3" flowers, reblooms Short, true yellow flowers, reblooms NL N NL N Hemerocallis 'Stella in Yella' - 12"-15" Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy' 24-36" Strawberry pink, rosy-red eye zone, golden green throat & ruffled edges. Ear;y to mid season. Hemerocallis misc. hybrid 3' Very showy, heavy bloomer with 6" golden yellow flowers. Hemerocallis misc. 2'-3' Orange,cream & mixed yellows, unamed hybrids. N HERBS Allium: Garden Chives 12" sun Cullinary. Use blossoms in salads. Dry blossoms upright. Allium: Garlic Chives 18" sun Cullinary, mild garlic flavor. Beuatiful white blossoms in August florets are edible. Nepata (catnip) 24" sun Grey green leaves, minty aroma, white flowers, attracts cats! Rocambole 20" sun Garlic-like, milder substitute. Use green stalks or bulbous root. sun Cullinary. Great with pork. Fuzzy silver leaves. N Salvia (garden sage) 1-2' Heuchera (coral bells) sun/shade K T Heuchera General: Excellent vigorous border plants with nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Flowers are held aloft on airy stems in May through July. Use under deciduous trees. Avoid dry soil with full sun, good cut flower, evergreen, good groundcover. Heuchera 'Citronelle' 12" Chartreuse yellow leaves, small white flowers, no sun Heuchera 'Chiqui’ 10-12" The largest single flower of any Heuchera, salmon-pink bells dance in spiky clusters above a vivid green, leafy base. A favorite. Heuchera 'Frosted Violet' 10-12" Wide clumping with broad leaves of deep maroon purple to deep plum with darker veining that appear frosted. 30" flower scapes lined with dainty flowers that look like pink seed pearls. Heuchera 'Palace Purple' 10-12" Deep mahogany red foliage with soft white flowers on dark wiry stems in summer. Heuchera 'Purple Petticoat' Rosettes of plum-purple foliage/white flowers Heuchera brizoides 'Smoky Rose' 10" Silver overlay on marbled leaves with mahogany undersides. Rose-mauve flowers. Must have good drainage over the winter N P T T P 0 Heucherella (foamy bells) (groundcover) pt.shade/shade T Heucherella General: Groundcover. A hybrid combination of Tiarella and Heuchera for front of border, clump forming, amazing foliage. Semi-evergreen. Heucherella tiarelloides 'Crimson Clouds' 8" Unusual green and crimson spotted leaves with a mass of long blooming dark pink flower sprays in spring. N 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 8 T Heucherella misc 6" Low mound of lobed chartreuse-yellow leaves with contrasting beet-red markings. Short spikes of pink flowers appear in early summer. Hosta (plaintain lily) T, P K O P K P P T T T T L T, P pt.shade/shade N N Hosta 'Earth Angel' 3' 2009 Hosta of the Year! Marvelous 5' wide clump is composed of thick, wide, pointed, blue leaves, each surrounded by a 1" wide, creamy border (yellow in spring). This breakthrough is the first giant blue hosta to have a border. Hosta 'Eternal Flame' 15"-22" Black green leaves with white centers Hosta 'Francis Williams' 36" Round green blue leaves, golden variegation, white flowers Hosta "Gold Standard" 18-24" Lush light green leaves with darker green margins, lavender flowers. Hosta 'Golden Prayers' 1'x2' Textured golden yellow foliage, retains color even in shade (pt.shade/sun) Hosta 'June' 15" Very distinctive blue/green leaves with creamy center that matures to chartreuse. Best in cool sunlight. Hosta 'Stained Glass' 15"x 30" Brilliant gold with prominent veins gives a "stained glass" effect. Fragrant flowers. Rapid growth rate. Hosta hybrid misc. 2' Pear shape green leaves 6"x7" edged with cream. Hosta hybrid misc. 30" Heart shape 7"x9" lime green leaves Hosta hybrid misc. 3' Hosta hybrid 3' Deep green 7"x9" leaves framed in a creamy white border have slight waffle. N N N N N N Pear shape 7"x12" lime green leaves Hardy foliage plants for the shade garden, white or purple flowers. Miniatures to Hosta misc. 8-12" White and green leaves Hosta misc. 8-24" large sizes, Houttuynia (chameleon plant) T sun/shade N Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon' 6-12" Decorative heart-shaped leaves of many colors ranging from yellow, pink to burgundy, white to shades of green. Groundcover, fast spreading in moist condition. Sun for best colors. Iris T T, F, L F T K L L F sun/pt. shade Iris graminea (plum scented iris) 12" Brilliant violet flowers with veined tips nestled amongst dark green blades. Iris ensata misc. 3' Huge white flowers with variation of purple veining and/or purple center. Likes moisture. Iris germanica 'Stitch Witch' 15" Dwarf form, white with violet edge Iris germanica misc. 34" Falls bordered with a bright lemon trim and lemon yellow beards. Ruffled. Iris germanica misc. 34" Iris germanica misc. Iris siberica 'Suji Iri' 2'-3' Iris siberica misc. 2'-3' Reblooming. White flowers with blue veins and yellow throats. White or purple flowers, blue-green sword like foliage N N N N N White or near black/deep purple Kalimeris (orphanage plant) T sun/pt.shade Kalimeris pinnatifida 'Hortensis' 2-3' Clouds of white button aster-like flowers with a soft yellow eye bloom over a long period. Light green, upright foliage has an airy texture. Likes morning sun, shade in the afternoon. Long blooming, very floriferous. Knautia (pincushion flower) L sun/pt.shade sun pt.shade/shade Knautia macedonia 2' Double pincushion flowers of deep crimson all summer, deeply divided lacy green leaves. Flowers dry well. Effortless, self sows. Kniphophia (hot poker / torch lily) T Kniphophia uvaria 30" flower. Spikes of red, orange, yellow and cream tones, blade foliage. Good cut Lamium (dead nettle) Groundcover O Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' 6" Silver variegation on leaves, soft pink flowers. 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 9 Lathyrus (sweet pea) F T K O K T sun/pt.shade N N N Lathyrus vernus 12-15" Purple flowers late spring. Lathyrus montanus 2-3' Clumping pea like foliage, pinkish purple flowers early summer. Leucanthemum (shasta daisy) sun Leucanthemum 'Alaska' 18-36" Leucanthemum 'Silver Princess' Leucanthemum superbum 2' long lived. 3" flower heads on strong stems that will not require stakes 12" Compact plants, dwarf, white flowers Long summer blooming, 3" white daisies on tall stems. Care free, Leucanthemum 'Crazy Daisy' 26" Mix of unique shapes, petals twist and curve, free blooming Liatris L (blazing star / gayfeather) sun sun/pt.shade Liatris spicata 18-24" Spikes of purple flowers in summer, attracts butterflies, drought resistant. Native. Linaria (toadflax) T Linaria purpurea 2-3' Long blooming spires of tiny blush pink or light orchid snapdragon-like flowers, July-Aug. Nice delicate blue-green foliage, soft filler, drought tolerant. Lobelia (cardinal flower) sun/pt.shade / moist soil F, L, P Lobelia siphilitica 18-24" (great blue lobelia) Native perennial with 3' spikes of blue flowers late summer. Easy to grow. Lychnis (catchfly / campion / ragged robin) O T sun/pt.shade O Lychnis coronaria (rose campion) 2' Deep red velvety flowers n summer on widely branched silver stems over dense, large silver-woolly basal leaves. Lychnis viscaria splendens ‘Fireball' 18" Very showy bright rose flowers, grassy tufts of basal foliage, May-June, easy-care, long blooming. Lychnis flos-cuculi (ragged robin) 1-2' Prolific bloomer with pink flowers on tall stalks - a ragged looking flower deeply divided fringed pink petals. Narrow, lance-shaped leaves. Good for heavy or damp soils but grows anywhere. N Lysimachia (loosestrife) sun/pt shade F, O Lysimachia ciliata Purpurea 3' Foliage emerges deep purple, with yellow flowers, a striking combination. Spreads, but this is not the invasive purple loosestrife! Malva (musk mallow) T sun Malva sylvestris 'Purple Satin' 3-4' Huge, ruffled, purple flowers with darker veins. Long & heavily flowering with dense upright rounded lobed foliage. Meconopsis (Welsh poppy) sun F Meconopsis cambrica 12"-15" Soft orange 1.5" flowers, hardy, self seeds. Do not move once planted. Monarda (beebalm / bergamot) K P sun/pt.shade Monarda didyma 'Petite Wonder' 12-18" Clear pink flowers, mildew resistant, long blooming Monarda misc. 18" Scarlet blooms. Myosotis (forget-me-not) O, P sun/ptshade Myosotis sylvatica 6-12" (biennial) Non-invasive variety. Blooms from spring to early summer with dainty blue flowers with a tiny gold circle in the center. DO NOT DEADHEAD to allow reseeding. Nepeta (catmint) sun/pt.shade O T Nepeta General: Whorled spikes of two-lipped blossoms, soft aromatic greyish foliage, good for edging and cut flower, long blooming, low maintenance, drought tolerant. Needs good drainage. Cats usually not drawn to ornamental catmints. Aromatic foliage. Neptata faassenii 'Walker's Low' 30" 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year! Spikes of lavender-blue flowers all summer, long blooming. Grey-green compact mounds spread vigorously to 2' wide. Nepeta misc. 1-3' Gray-green foliage. Spikes of lavender-blue flowers all summer, low spreading, long blooming. Compact mounds nice spilling over walls. Oenothera fruticosa (sundrops) sun/pt.shade 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 10 L L T L T, F Oenothera fruitcosa 8" Bright yellow 3" flowers, early summer. Tough native. In sun spreads to form a colony. Paeonia (peony) sun Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' 30-36" Large white flowers with red streaks, early bloomer Paeonia lactiflora cv 30-36" Large double or single pink or white flowers Paeonia lactiflora cv 30-36" Large double bright pink flowers Paeonia seedlings 3' Single flower varieities, mixed colors L Penstemon (beardstongue) T F F sun/pt.shade L N Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' 2' 1996 Perennial Plant of Year! Lush red-burgundy foliage, 1" tubular white flowers flushed pink, good cut flower. Nice seed pods for crafting. Penstemon digitalis 2'-3' Species form of above, tubular white flowers, dark green foliage. Penstemon 'Iron Maiden' 3' Deep red flowers, long bloom period Perscicaria (knotweed / fleece flower) T, O T T sun/pt.shade Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' 3' Vigorous, pale pink flowers in dense spikes early summer to mid autumn. Persicaria polymorpha 4-6' Stately, non-invasive shrub-like perennial, variegated foliage. Huge white plumes of flowers in late summer, great landscape plant Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal' 18" Chartreuse-green leaves with central mahogany chevron, showy small red flowers in summer-fall. L Phlox (phlox) P T sun N Phlox glaberrima ‘Morris Berd’ 12-15" Late spring blooming with long lasting dark pink flowers. Phlox paniculata 'Jeana' 5-6' Unusual variety! Tiny pink flowers are tightly crowded into golf ball sized clusters that combine to form a single large flower panicle. Prolific. High mildew resistant. Phlox paniculata 3-5' Prolific bloomers midsummer into fall, showy bouffant heads, long flowering, light fragrance. Upright without staking. Unamed hybrids in these color combinations: 1) flourescent hot pink, reddish eye; 2) clear pink, coral eye; 3) medium pink, deeper eye; 4) dark rose, deeper eye; 5) dark rose, no eye; 6) clear medium pink, reddish eye; 7) fushia vivid pink, deeper eye; 8) white, pink eye Phlox paniculata misc. (garden phlox) 3-5' Pinks & roses w/deeper eye. Prolific bloomers midsummer into fall, showy bouffant heads, long flowering, light fragrance. Upright without staking. Phlox subulata 'Arctic Deep Pink' (creeping phlox) 4" Groundcover with deep pink flowers in early spring. T F P N Platycodon (balloon flower) K L sun/pt.shade Compact foliage with balloon like buds. N Platycodon 'Sentimental Blue' 6-8" Platycodon grandiflorus 20" Blue,white or pale pink balloon-like buds which open to star-shaped, cupped double flowers on 3' stalks in July-Aug. Good border plant. Drought tolerant. Polygonatum T P P (Solomon's seal) sun/shade Polygonatum commutatum 4-5' Easy to grow, tall arching stems with hanging white 'lanterns' in late spring, good backdrop in border, nice arching foliage. Lives forever, easy care. Polygonatum humile 8-10" Dwarf woodland variety. White flowers in May. Polygonatum variegatus 30" Lovely slightly arching stems with creamy white-edged foliage. In late spring small fragrant greenish-white blooms hang from leaf axils. Moist well-drained soil Primula (primrose) T, P T O pt.shade/shade Primula kisaona (Japanese creeping primrose) 4-6” Early spring blooming, profuse rose flowers. Keep moist in summer. Delightful! Primula japonica ‘Millers Crimson’ 20" Red clustered flowers on upright stems. Heavily textured leaves. Keep moist in summer. Primula vulgaris (common primrose) 6-9" Early spring blooming, profuse flowers, yellow w/darker blotch eye. Keep moist in summer. Pulmonaria (lungwort) pt.shade/shade 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 11 T Pulmonaria misc. 6-15" Extra early blue and/or rose flowers. Good slug-free substitute for hosta. Variations of spotted foliage, some with silver markings & white splashes. Good in dry shade. Pulmonaria saccharata 'Mrs. Moon' 10" Dotted leaves with blue flowers that fade to pink in early spring. N L Rudbeckia F F F (Black eyed susan) sun N Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' 2-3' Classic black eyed susan, hardy, undemanding, golden yellow daisy flowers late summer, long bloom. Rudbeckia 'Herbstonne' 7-8' 3" yellow daisies late summer. Rudbeckia triloba 4'-5' (three lobed coneflower) small yellow daisies late summer. Industrial strength native perennial, dozens of Rumex (bloody sorrel) T sun/pt.shade sun N L Rumex sanguineus 12-18” Long narrow green leaves with blood red veining, forms a rosette. Best to remove mediocre flower heads. Salvia (meadow sage) T F Salvia greggi 'Wild Thing' 24-30" Blooms June-October. Hot pink flowers with purple calyxes. Aromatic foliage. Attracts butterflies. Salvia 'Rose Queen' 18" Spikes of rosy pink flowers in summer, easy care. Sanguisorba (burnet) T sun/pt.shade N Sanguisorba obtusa 24-30" Handsome pinnate blue-green foliage. Fluffy pink bottlebrush flower spikes in summer. Saponaria (bouncing bet / soapwort) L L sun Saponaria officinalis 20" Clusters of ice-pink phlox like flowers. Spreading rhizomes. Scabiosa (pincushion flower) Sedum (stonecrop) O T, P F F K K T T, O, P sun Scabiosa ochroleuca 2' Creamy white flowers on bushy plant sun / well drained soil Sedum 'Autumn Fire' 2-3' Succulant upright jade-plant-like foliage. Large intense brick red flowers midsummer through fall. Improved form of 'Autumn Joy'. Sedum telphium 'Autumn Joy' 24-30" Flower clusters open pink, age to rusty red, late summer. Sedum 'Blue Spruce' 3-4" Low spreading variety, blue green needle like leaves, yellow flowers Sedum acre 6" Low, spreading variety with yellow flowers, great for edging Sempervivum (hen & chicks) sun / well drained soil Gray threads weave over pale green rosettes. N Sempervivum 'Cobweb Buttons' 3-4" Sempervivum 'Piloseum' 3-4" Medium-large rosettes of gray green leaves. Sempervivum 'Purple Beauty' 3" Many purple rosettes. Ideal for hot dry areas, well-drained soil. Use spilling out of containers, in living wreaths and rock gardens. Sempervivum misc. 1- 3" Unamed varieties of hen and chicks. Silene (catchfly) T sun/pt.shade Showy crimson rose flower clusters July-Sept., cut flower, rock Silene orientalis (biennial) 2' garden, allow to reseed. Stachys (betony) O sun/pt.shade N Stachys coccinea 'Chinook' (Texas betony) 12" Coral red flowers, best in semi shade. Stokesia (Stokes' aster) sun L Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jellitto' 14" BLarge blue aster-like flowers midsummer to early fall. Very hardy, will tolerate light shade. Teucrium (germander) sun/pt.shade T Teucrium chamaedrys 12" Very nice evergreen edger with small glossy leaves, lavender lipped flowers. Can be sheared. Good for difficult situations; thrive in heat and poor, rocky soils. N 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 12 T Teucrium hicanicum 'Paradise Delight' 16-20" Upright purple-red spikes. Spent flowerheads persist with purple color so they seem to bloom all summer. Aromatic sage-green textured foliage, bushy, clump-forming. N Tiarella (foamflower) T K P pt.shade/shade N N N Tiarella cordifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver’ 10" Elongated deeply lobed leaves show a deep burgundy center vein. Flowers are creamy with a pink blush. Can be used as groundcover or edging plant, basal foliage. Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' 12" Dark pink clusters above maple-like leaves with dark centers. Tiarellia unifoliata 'Wherryi' 10" Non-creeping form. Cream colored, starry flowers late spring. Bronze marbled foliage.. Tradescantia (spiderwort) T sun/pt.shade Vivid grape-colored blooms for 2 months, steely blue NL Tradescantia virginiana 'Concord Grape' 2' non-flopping foliage, no need to cut back. Tricyrtis (toad lily) F pt.shade/shade Orchid like 1.5" blooms in speckled purple or white, September. L Tricyrtis, misc. 1-2' Valeriana (garden heliotrope) sun/pt.shade T Valeriana officinalis 5-6' Old fashioned plant, spicy heady fragrance, abundant white domed flower heads on long stems, good for back of border and cut flower, attractive dissected foliage N Verbascum (mullein) T sun/pt.shade / well drained soil Verbascum phoeniceum 2-3' A mixture of 'Violette' & 'Flush of White'. Bold rosettes of hairy leaves, tall spikes of densely packed flower heads, will rebloom if dead headed, good cut flower. Needs well-drained soil in winter. Verbena (vervain) F sun Spikes of purplish blue flowers in midsummer, native, attracts butterflies. NL Verbena hastata 1-3' Veronica (speedwell) T sun/pt.shade Veronica latifolia 'Crater Lake Blue' 18" Exceptional showy vivid blue dsiplay in late spring - 2-4" long racemes of tiny, saucer-shaped, intense gentian blue flowers. Compact, mound-forming plant. A favorite! Vinca (periwinkle) T sun/pt.shade/shade Vinca (periwinkle) 6- 8" Hardy and easy to grow groundcover for most soils. Dark green leaves with purple/blue flowers in spring. Viola (violet) F T T pt.shade/shade Viola laboradorica 4" (Labrador violet) Neat little groundcover with dark purple foliage, lavender blue flowers. Viola sororia 'Freckles' 4-6" Bluish gray-white flowers with blue freckles. Evergreen, heart shaped foliage. Viola 'White Czar' 6" Sparking white blooms, full sun or shade. WOODY (shrubs, trees, vines) SHRUBS T F T T L L L Buddleia davidii 'Purple Robe' (butterfly bush) 7-8' sun butterflies. Cut back to live wood in early spring. Buddleia misc. (butterfly bush) 6-7' sun Lavender. Purple flowers in summer, attracts L L NL Caryopteris divaricata (blue spiraea) 4-5' sun/pt.shade Deciduous shrub with curious blue flowers in midsummer, unusual variety. Daphne mezereum 'Alba' (February daphne) 4' sun/pt.shade White blooms very early spring before foliage emerges. Golden berries. Resents root disturbance. Euonymus fortunei (wintercreeper) 12" sun/pt.shade/shade Evergreen woody vine to trail, sprawl as groundcover or climb. Green & white foiliage. Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist' (dwarf fothergilla) 18-36" sun/pt.shade Dwarf, fragrant white bottlebrush flowers early spring, fall color. Slow growing. Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabel' 3-4' sun/pt.shade Snowball type. Ideal landscape plant. Large white globe-shaped flowers June to August. Flowers on new wood. 2009 Sister Plants Sale List - 13 T T F T L F F L T Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty' 3’ sun/pt.shade Blue, rounded, abundant flowers on compact foliage. Dependable in Zone 5, early bloomer because buds are formed on new wood. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave' 4-6' pt.shade Wonderful blue lacecap that blooms on old wood. Vigorous plants produce long lasting lace cap flowers with rich sea blue sterile ring and a violet center of fertile blossoms. Plant in rich, well drained, evenly moist soil. Rich wine fall color. Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Beni Gaku' 5' sun/part shade Hardy lacecap variety, always blooms in our climate unlike most macrophyllas, flowers open white, turn pink, age to red. Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora (Pee Gee) 15' sun/pt.shade Heavy flowering vigorous shrub or prune to tree form. Ivory white flowers turning to copper pink. Perfect for drying. Potentilla fruticosa (cinquefoil) 3' sun Compact/bushy, small white flowers, long summer bloomer Rosa glauca (redleaf rose) 5-6' sun Hardy and disease free species rose, single pink flowers, but grown for the smoky purple-blue-green foliage. Rose 'Tuscany Superb' 4' sun Heirloom Gallica Rose, velvety crimson-purple flowers Spirea japonica 'Little Princess' 3' sun/pt.shade Small- leaved shrub with clusters of pink flowers. Spirea misc. 2-3' sun/pt.shade Deciduous shrub with white or pink blossoms. Easy growing and colorful. Great in borders. Viburnum plicatum tomentosum (doublefile viburnum) 8-10' sun/pt.shade A landscape standout! Produces masses of white flowers along horizontal branches, with the blossoms seemingly floating on air above the foliage. Fruits are favored by birds. In fall, dark-green leaves change to nice reddish purple. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Viburnum trilobum 'Bailey Compact' (dwarf American cranberry) 5-6' sun/pt.shade Compact shrub, dark green foliage that turns red in the fall, white flowers, red fruits. L NL P L TREES T T T Cornus kousa (Chinese dogwood) 25-35' tree sun/pt.shade 2002 Cary Award Winner! A simply marvelous small tree. Covered with starry white flower bracts in June, red raspberry-like berries appear late Aug-Oct. Exfoliating bark at maturity. Cornus mas (Corneilian cherry dogwood) 20' tree sun/pt.shade Yellow flowers in March when NL few woody plants are in bloom. Small, low-branched, multi-trunked tree with 20' spread. Bark is a peeling, gray-brown color. The red fruit is 'somewhat' edible. Prunus incisa 'Snow Cloud' (fuji cherry) 15' tree sun/pt.shade Actually looks like a cloud of NL snow when in bloom. Interesting bark. VINES L L L Clematis paniculata (sweet autumn clematis) 20' vine sun/pt shade grow, 1"white flowers in profusion in late summer. Blooms on new wood. Clematis misc. Variety of hybrids, pot luck! Very vigorous, easy to L Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris (climbing hyrandgea) 15' vine pt.shade/shade White lacecap blossoms 6-8" in June. Also use as groundcover or to climb tree. Shaggy bark lends winter interest. Takes a few years to mature enough to bloom; vigorous once established. Lathyrus latifolius (sweet pea) 6'+ sun/pt shade Pink flowers on vine in late summer.
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