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Plants for sale 2013

The list below shows all the plants (230  at latest count) that I've already potted up for this year's sale on April 27th. There will be more added right up to the day before the sale, so do check back. We list plants here regardless of quantity for sale - for some, there is only one, so come early for the best selection.

For a good many of the plants below, we'll have small information sheets with a photo, so you can learn the basics about the plants. However, there are way too many different plants to have such a sheet for each one, so you may wish to read up on the offerings here before coming to the sale.

Plants marked with S are available only as this year's seedlings. Some of these will bloom this year, others will not. If you are interested in a seedling variety, please ask during the sale - I will most likely not have enough space to display them all.

You can click on the botanical name of any plant to get some information - pictures, links to web resources, etc. Click on any of the first three column headings to order the list according to that column.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Acanthus mollis bear's breeches perennial (Z6-9) purple/white 4'
Acer palmatum Japanese maple tree   
Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala Tatarian maple tree creamy white (May)  
Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold' fern-leaf yarrow perennial (Z3-9) yellow 3'
Acis autumnalis autumn snowflake perennial bulb (Z6-9) white (late summer-fall) 6-12"
Aconitum carmichaelii monkshood perennial (zone 3-7) purple (fall) 2-3'
Actaea racemosa snakeroot; black cohosh perennial white (early summer) to 6'
Agapanthus campanulatus ssp. patens  perennial (Z6?) blue 24"
Agastache scrophulariifolia purple giant hyssop perennial (Z4-9) purple spikes throughout summer 2-4' tall
Ajuga reptans bugleweed perennial blue 4"
Alchemilla mollis lady's mantle perennial yellow (late spring) 18"
Allium aflatunense Persian onion perennial bulb (Z5-9) purple clusters, early summer 18"
Allium cernuum nodding onion perennial (Z4-10) white-deep pink (summer) 1-2'
Allium cristophii star of Persia perennial bulb (Z5-9) purple (mid-spring) 2-3'
Allium senescens broadleaf chives perennial (Z5) pink (mid-late summer) 8"
Allium strictum stiff onion perennial pink (May) 12-18"
Allium tanguticum lavender globe lily perennial lavender-purple (early summer) 18-20"
Allium tuberosum garlic chives perennial (Z4-8) white 12-24"
Amsonia 'Blue Ice' blue star perennial (Z4-9) blue (May-June) 12-18"
Amsonia hubrichtii narrow-leaf blue star perennial (Z5-9) light blue (late May-June) 24-36"
Amsonia illustris Ozark blue star; shining blue star perennial light blue (May) 3'
Amsonia rigida stiff blue star perennial blue (late spring) 24"
Amsonia tabernaemontana blue stars perennial blue, late spring 2-3'
Anemone altaica  perennial various colors (spring) 4-8"
Anemone hupehensis Japanese windflower perennial (Z4-8) soft pink (summer) 4'
Anemone sylvestris snowdrop anemone perennial (Z4-8) white (spring) 10-18"
Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima' grape-leaf anemone perennial (Z3-8) pink (summer) 18"
Anemone x hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson' and 'Honorine Jobert' Japanese windflower (white forms) perennial (Z4) white (August-October) 3'
Anemone x hybrida 'Prince Henry' Japanese windflower perennial (Z4) pink (late summer-fall) 4'
Antennaria plantaginifolia pussytoes; lady's tobacco perennial (Z3-8) pinkish white 6-12"
Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii S hardy snapdragon perennial yellow/white (late spring) 18"
Aquilegia 'Cap de Rositier' columbine perennial pink (May) 12-18"
Aquilegia atrata dark columbine perennial (Z3-8) deep burgundy 24-36"
Aquilegia bertolonii Bertoloni's columbine perennial (Z2-9) blue (May) 12"
Aquilegia buergeriana 'Calimero' columbine perennial (Z6-10) yellow/burgundy (late spring-summer) 8"
Aquilegia ecalcarata spurless columbine perennial (Z6-9) dusky pink-violet (May) 12"
Aquilegia shockleyi desert columbine perennial (Z6-10) yellow/red 4-8"
Aquilegia vulgaris columbine perennial mixed 2-3 ft
Arisaema ringens Japanese cobra lily perennial (Z5-9) purple/greenish white (spring) 24"
Armoracia rusticana 'Variegata' variegated horseradish perennial (Z3-10)  3'
Aruncus aethusifolius dwarf goat's beard perennial (Z3-9) white (May-June) 8-12"
Aruncus dioicus goat's beard perennial white 4-5 ft
Asarum canadense Canadian wild ginger perennial (Z4-6) purplish-brown (spring) 6-12"
Asclepias curassavica tropical milkweed; bloodflower tender perennial red, yellow 2-3'
Asclepias tuberosa butterfly weed perennial (Z4-10) orange (summer) to 2 ft
Asparagus schoberioides  perennial   
Astrantia major masterwort perennial various colors 12" (24" in bloom)
Barnardia japonica squill perennial (Z6-9) blue (late summer-fall) 15"
Bistorta amplexicaulis 'Firetail' fleeceflower perennial (Z5-9) purple (late summer-fall) 3'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' and 'Variegata' false forget-me-not perennial blue (April-May) 12"
Buxus sinica var. insularis Korean boxwood evergreen shrub (Z5-9) insignificant 2'
Calamagrostis brachytricha Korean feather grass perennial (Z5-9) buff pink (september) 3-4'
Callicarpa japonica Japanese beautyberry shrub (Z5-8) white/pink (early summer) 4-6'
Campanula alliariifolia ivory bellflower perennial white 1-2 ft
Campanula incurva bellflower monocarpic perennial (Z6) light blue or white (early summer) 12"
Campanula latifolia subsp. latifolia bellflower perennial violet (early summer) 3' tall, 1' wide
Campanula trachelium bats-in-the-belfry, nettle-leaved bellflower perennial (Z4-9) violet-blue 18"
Carex grayi Gray's sedge perennial (Z5-9) light green 2-3'
Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' variegated sedge perennial (Z5-9)  1-2'
Carex muskingumensis 'Wachtposten' palm sedge perennial (Z5-8)  2-3 ft
Carex testacea sedge perennial (Z6-9)  2'
Centaurea montana mountain bluet perennial (Z3-8) purple-blue (spring-summer) 1-2'
Centranthus ruber Jupiter's beard perennial red-pink 2 ft
Cephalaria gigantea golden scalehead perennial yellow to 8 ft
Chaenomeles 'Toyo Nishiki' flowering quince shrub cream and rose (early spring)  
Chasmanthium latifolium sea oats perennial grass golden tan 3-4 ft
Chelidonium majus great celandine perennial yellow (summer) 12-24"
Chrysanthemum koreanum 'Sheffield' pink daisy mum perennial (Z5-9) pale pink/yellow (fall) 2-3'
Clematis integrifolia  shrub (Z3-7) blue (summer) 18-36"
Clematis recta var. purpurea ground clematis perennial (Z3-9) white (May-July) 2-4'
Clematis serratifolia  perennial vine yellow (July-Oct) to 9'
Codonopsis lanceolata bonnet bellflower perennial (Z6-8) purple (late summer) climbs, 10-15'
Codonopsis species  perennial purple (but ours are white)  
Codonopsis thalictrifolia   white  
Convallaria majalis lily of the valley perennial white (May) 12"
Coreopsis tripteris tickseed perennial yellow (July-September) 6 ft
Corydalis lutea yellow corydalis perennial (Z5-7) yellow 1 ft
Corydalis ophiocarpa  perennial (Z5-8) creamy yellow (spring) 18-30"
Cryptotaenia japonica 'Atropurpurea' Japanese parsley perennial (Z4-9) white (summer) 16"
Cyclamen hederifolium  perennial (Z4) pink  
Cymbalaria muralis Kenilworth ivy perennial purple/white 2"
Daphne retusa  shrub (Z6-9) white (April-May) 2-3'
Delosperma cooperi hardy ice plant perennial (Z6-9) pink 1"
Dianthus amurensis 'Siberian Blues' Amur pink perennial violet-blue (summer) 6-12"
Dianthus deltoides maiden pink perennial pink (spring) 6"
Dianthus x roysii  perennial pink 4"
Dicentra spectabilis bleeding heart perennial pink/white (spring) 2-3'
Digitalis grandiflora yellow foxglove perennial yellow (late spring) 2-3'
Digitalis lutea straw foxglove perennial (Z3-10) creamy yellow, late spring-summer 30-36"
Echinacea tennesseensis Tennessee coneflower perennial (Z5-9) purple (summer) 2' tall, 18" wide
Epilobium angustifolium willow orchid perennial (Z4-10) pink-purple (late spring) 3-4 ft
Eragrostis curvula weeping lovegrass perennial (Z7-9)  2-4' in bloom
Erinus alpinus alpine balsam perennial (Z4-10) violet (spring into summer) 2-4"
Eryngium yuccifolium rattlesnake master perennial (Z3-8) white 2-3 ft
Euonymus alatus winged burning bush shrub small white 8'
Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon' chameleon spurge perennial yellow 12"
Euphorbia myrsinites myrtle spurge perennial yellow 12"
Euphorbia polychroma cushion spurge perennial (Z4-8) yellow bracts (spring) 12-18"
Filipendula rubra queen of the prairie, meadowsweet perennial (Z3-8) pink/white (early summer) 4-6'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' bronze fennel perennial (Z4-10) yellow (late summer) 3-4'
Fragaria 'Lipstick' Alpine strawberry perennial deep pink (spring-summer) 4"
Galega orientalis oriental goat's rue perennial lavender  
Galium odoratum sweet woodruff perennial white (spring) 6"
Gaura lindheimeri  perennial (Z5-10) pink (summer) 3'
Geranium phaeum mourning widow geranium perennial (Z5-9) purple (May) 2'
Geranium pratense meadow cranesbill perennial white, blue (late spring) 18"
Geranium psilostemon cranesbill perennial purple/black (June) 4'
Geranium pyrenaicum hedgerow cranesbill perennial (Z5-10) purple or white (spring-fall) 6"
Geranium sanguineum cranesbill perennial magenta;white 6-12 inches
Geranium wallichianum 'Buxtons Variety' cranesbill perennial blue, summer into fall 12"
Geranium wlassovianum Wlassov's cranesbill perennial purple (July)  
Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce' cranesbill perennial (Z4-8) pink (late spring) 18-30"
Globularia repens matted globe daisy perennial blue (late spring) 4"
Helenium autumnale Helen's flower, sneezeweed perennial yellow/orange/red (summer-fall) 4-5'
Heliopsis helianthoides false sunflower perennial yellow (summer) 5 ft
Helleborus foetidus stinking hellebore, bear's-paw hellebore perennial (Z5-9) green-white 2 ft
Helleborus x hybridus lenten rose perennial different (multi-)colors 2'
Hemerocallis hybrids daylily perennial red/yellow (summer) 2'
Hemerocallis middendorffii Amur daylily perennial (Z4-8) yellow 2-3'
Heuchera hybrids alum root perennial white (summer) 12"
Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride' hairy alum root perennial (Z3-8) white (late summer) 2'
Hibiscus moscheutos hardy hibiscus; swamp rose-mallow perennial (Z4-9) pink, white, and/or red (mid-July-August) 4-6'
Hosta hybrids plantain lily perennial blue, white (late spring-summer) various
Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple' purple St John's wort deciduous shrub (Z5-8) yellow (summer) 2-3'
Iris domestica blackberry lily perennial (Z5-10) red-dotted orange (summer) 2-3' tall, 1-2' wide
Isopyrum biternatum false rue anemone perennial (Z3-8) white (spring) 6-9"
Kalimeris incisa cutleaf Japanese aster perennial light blue (June) 2'
Kalimeris yomena 'Geisha' Japanese aster perennial (Z4-9) lavender daisies 16"
Kitaibelia vitifolia  perennial white to 8'
Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride' yellow archangel perennial (Z2-9) yellow (May) 1'
Lathyrus latifolius perennial sweet pea perennial (Z3-7) purple climbs up to 8ft
Lavatera cachemiriana lavatera perennial (Z6-9) pink tall
Levisticum officinale lovage perennial herb yellow 4-6 ft
Liatris spicata blazing star; gayfeather perennial bulb purple, mid-late summer 3 ft
Ligularia dentata golden groundsel, leopard plant perennial (Z3) orange-yellow (summer) 3'
Lilium lilies (various species and hybrids) perennial various colors (spring-summer)  
Lilium formosanum formosa lily perennial bulb (Z5-8) white (August) 6'
Limonium gerberi sea lavender perennial (Z2) light blue (late summer) 2'
Limonium minutum  perennial violet 6-8"
Linaria purpurea purple toadflax perennial (Z5-9) violet (late spring-summer) 2-3' tall, 1-2' wide
Lobelia sessilifolia  perennial purple-blue (summer) 2-3'
Lobelia siphilitica great blue lobelia perennial (Z3-9) blue or white (summer) 18-30"
Lunaria annua honesty; moneyplant biennial purple (April) 2'
Luzula nivea snowy wood rush perennial white (May) to 16"
Lysimachia minoricensis S  perennial? white (late summer) 12"
Lysimachia punctata yellow loosestrife; circle flower perennial (Z4-8) yellow (June) 2-3'
Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea' Siberian melic grass perennial (Z4-9) deep purple (late spring) 2'
Melissa officinalis lemon balm perennial herb white (summer) 4 ft
Mentha spicata chocolate mint perennial herb  6"
Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells perennial blue-purple 1-2 ft
Monarda austromontana S lemon beebalm perennial pale pink-white  
Muscari armeniacum grape hyacinth perennial bulb (Z3-9) blue (April) 4"
Myrrhis odorata sweet cicely perennial (Z3-8) white to 6'
Nepeta grandiflora 'Dawn to Dusk' catmint perennial (Z5-8) pink (summer) 2-3'
Nepeta racemosa catmint perennial lavender 6"
Oenothera glazioviana red-sepal evening primrose biennial/perennial (Z3) yellow 4'
Paeonia ostii tree peony perennial (Z4-8) white/yellow (April) 4-5'
Papaver atlanticum 'Semiplenum' Atlas poppy perennial (Z5-9) orange (spring-summer) 3-4' tall, 2' wide
Papaver orientale oriental poppy perennial red (late spring) 3'
Papaver rupifragum Spanish poppy biennial orange 12"
Peltoboykinia watanabei  perennial cream (late spring) 2'
Penstemon hirsutus hairy penstemon perennial (Z4-9) lavender/white (May-June) 12"
Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus dwarf hairy penstemon perennial (Z3-9) lavender with white tips 4"
Penstemon pinifolius pine-leaf penstemon perennial red (late spring-summer) 12"
Penstemon serrulatus Cascade penstemon perennial purple (summer) 18-24"
Penstemon smallii Small's penstemon perennial (Z5-9) lilac (May-June) 18-24"
Persicaria polymorpha giant fleeceflower; white dragon perennial white (May-June) 6'
Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's palette' painter's palette perennial (Z4-8) tiny red beads (late summer) 18-24"
Phlomis russeliana Jerusalem sage perennial yellow (May-June) 3 ft
Phlox divaricata wild blue phlox perennial (Z3-8) lavender-blue (spring) 9-12"
Phlox paniculata garden phlox perennial various colors (mid-late summer) 2'
Phlox stolonifera creeping phlox; woodland phlox perennial (Z4-8) mauve (April-May) 4-6"
Phuopsis stylosa creeping crosswort perennial (Z5-10) pink (summer) 6-8"
Physocarpus opulifolius ninebark shrub white (late spring) 6-10'
Pinellia tripartita green dragon perennial (Z5-9) green (summer) 12"
Platycodon grandiflorus balloonflower perennial (Z3-8) blue/pink/white (summer) see below
Polygonatum biflorum Solomon's seal perennial (Z3-9) greenish white (late spring) 2'
Polygonatum humile dwarf Solomon's seal perennial (Z4-9) white (spring) 6"
Potentilla megalantha strawberry cinquefoil perennial (Z3-9) yellow 10"
Potentilla neumanniana spring cinquefoil perennial yellow (April-May) 3"
Primula x polyantha polyanthus primrose perennial (Z3-8) various colors (spring) 6-12"
Pulmonaria longifolia 'E.B. Anderson' and 'Diana Clare' longleaf lungwort perennial (Z3-8) blue (mid-spring) 6"
Pycnanthemum incanum hoary mountain mint; white horse-mint perennial purple-speckled white (summer) 2'
Rodgersia aesculifolia  perennial (Z3) pink-white (May-June) 3'
Rosa x rehderiana polyantha rose shrub   
Rudbeckia triloba brown-eyed susan biennial yellow/brown (late summer-fall) 3-4'
Salvia dumetorum Siberian sage perennial purple-blue  
Salvia glutinosa Jupiter's distaff perennial yellow 3 ft
Salvia lyrata lyre-leaf sage perennial light blue (May) 1 ft
Salvia verticillata subsp. verticillata hardy ornamental sage perennial purple (summer) 2-3'
Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Pleno' soapwort, bouncing bet perennial pink or white (early summer) 2-3'
Saponaria pamphylica  perennial rose (summer) 6-10"
Saxifraga stolonifera strawberry begonia perennial (Z6-10) white 6-12"
Scutellaria altissima tall skullcap perennial (Z4-10) purple 2-4'
Scutellaria pontica skullcap perennial lavender (June) 4"
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' showy stonecrop perennial mauve (autumn) 18"
Sedum 'Stardust' showy stonecrop perennial white (late summer) 18"
Sedum ellacombeanum stonecrop perennial yellow  
Sedum glaucophyllum cliff stonecrop perennial pinkish-white 4"
Sedum kamtschaticum Kamtschat sedum perennial yellow (May-June) 4"
Sedum sexangulare watch chain stonecrop perennial yellow (summer) 6"
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's blood' caucasian stonecrop; two-row stonecrop perennial red 2"
Sedum ternatum woodland stonecrop; wild stonecrop perennial white (spring) 8"
Silene chalcedonica S Maltese cross perennial (Z4-8) red (May-June) 3'
Stachys byzantina lamb's ear perennial purple 6" (18" in flower)
Stachys densiflora 'Hummelo' alpine betony perennial rose-pink (late spring) 24"
Succisa pratensis devilsbit scabious perennial blue (summer-fall) 4'
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' New England aster perennial purple (late summer) 2'
Syneilesis aconitifolia shredded umbrella plant perennial (Z5-8) white - pink 18"
Syneilesis palmata palmate umbrella plant perennial (Z5-8) white (summer) 15"
Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' golden feverfew perennial yellow/white 1 ft
Telekia speciosa ox-eye daisy perennial (Z3-7) yellow (summer) 4-6'
Teucrium chamaedrys prostrate and upright germander perennial purple (late spring) 8"
Teucrium hyrcanicum Caucasian germander perennial (Z6-9) bungundy (summer) 24"
Thalictrum dasycarpum purple meadow rue perennial (Z4-7) white (June) 3-5'
Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum yellow meadow rue; dusty meadow rue perennial yellow (June) 6'
Thalictrum rochebrunianum lavender mist meadow rue perennial (Z4-7) lavender 4 ft
Tithonia rotundifolia Mexican sunflower annual orange 4 ft
Tommasinia verticillaris hog's fennel; milk parsley biennial greenish white (spring) 6-10'
Tradescantia virginiana spiderwort perennial light blue-lilac 2 ft
Tricyrtis hirta toad lily perennial (Z5-9) white/purple (Sept-Oct) 3-4'
Tricyrtis macropoda pagoda toad lily perennial (Z5-8) white/purple 24"
Valeriana officinalis common valerian; garden heliotrope perennial (Z4-9) white (summer) 4-6'
Verbascum chaixii 'Album' nettle-leaved mullein perennial (Z5-8) white/mauve 3 ft
Verbascum nigrum dark mullein perennial (Z3-8) yellow (early summer) 3'
Veronica spicata spike speedwell perennial blue (June) 4'
Veronicastrum virginicum culver's root perennial (Z3-8) white or pale blue (summer) 4-7'
Viburnum trilobum American cranberry bush shrub (Z2) white/green (May) 10'
Viola sororia f. priceana confederate violet perennial (Z4-8) white/violet 4-8"
Zizia aurea golden alexanders perennial (Z3-8) yellow (May-June) 2'

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