Our Perennial Garden Manager's Favorite Plants

Here are some of Bethany's favorite perennial plants

Our plant sale is back in full force this year, and we know you missed us! While my sale stock is a little more limited, I am still growing some amazing perennials that you absolutely want for your yard, or to gift to a fellow plant lover. Here are some you don’t want to miss!

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Queen of Hearts’

Brunnera is essential in any shade garden, as it lightens up the garden floor with shades of silvery-green leaves with baby blue flowers in spring, while providing unique textures.  'Queen of Hearts' (pictured above) is unique as these characteristics are even more pronounced, and you still get the joy of the baby blue flowers in spring.

Origanum ‘Drops of Jupiter’

OriganumThis stunning perennial incorporates ornamental aspects of oregano while still giving you that relaxing smell as you work around it in the garden. The foliage sports golden shades while the flowers pop above, attracting an array of pollinators. Flowers are long-lasting and violet, providing great contrast against the foliage. We can’t wait to add this plant from Walter’s Gardens into our collection!

Penstemon digitalis ‘Mystica’

PenstemonI’m not sure why, but I never really gave Penstemon the time of day as a horticulturist. Something about it never really excited me, until one recent fall I looked behind my shoulder and saw a magnificent display of deep red that caught the attention of both myself and my student. We walked over and I realized what it was - Penstemon digitalis ‘Mystica’ (sometimes I can forget what I have planted - it helps to keep good notes!). The foliage holds on until deep fall, too, making it a long lasting, multi-seasonal perennial. The flowers are adored by bumble bees, making them fun to observe as they do their work!

Buddleia ‘Grand Cascade’

BuddleiaAnother lovely perennial from Walter’s Gardens, this buddleia is truly a sight to see! Large lavender-purple flowers spill over silvery-green foliage, creating a stunning display and attraction for pollinators of all kinds. Truly a great addition for those who are looking for a different kind of specimen in their garden. Great as a backdrop or as a specimen, ‘Grand Cascade’ will provide hours of enjoyment as you observe butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds visiting their sweet flowers. Of course, please check our complete inventory for even more plants! We have great varieties of Lavender, Dianthus, Achillea, Hosta, and more! Thank you for supporting our gardens.

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