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Perennial Gardens

A perennial flower garden can provide many years of beauty and enjoyment. Careful selection of plants and planning can result in a full season of color. Perennials often require less maintenance than some annual flowers. Once established, they generally require less water than annuals and often have fewer pest problems. And most importantly, gardening designs is an individual thing and no two gardeners are going to agree on what makes a great garden design.

Maintenance during the growing season consists of periodic weeding, removal of spent blossoms (deadheading), staking if necessary, and insect and disease control. Depending on species, early spring or fall maintenance consists of trimming and removing old leaves and stems. After three to five growing seasons, some perennials may need to be divided to prevent overcrowding.

By definition - perennials are considered to be ornamental plants that do not die after one season. This does not mean they live forever. Some perennials are considered to be short-lived, lasting only 2-3 years and not all perennial plants are hardy in all areas. If a plant is considered a tender perennial in your zone, whether it survives next year depends on the winter conditions. Knowing your garden zone allows you to determine what plants will best survive in your area.

Some basic garden themes:

Classic Combinations with a 1950’s influence - Coreopsis, Dianthus, Dicentra, Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’, Paeonia, Veronica

Casual Moment - Chasmanthium latifolium, Schizachyrium scoparium, Various Ornamental Grasses

Grandma’s Old Fashioned perennials - Alcea, Aquilegia, Delphinium, Dicentra, Gaillardia, Iris, Tall Bearded, Lupines, Phlox, Tanacetum

Zen Garden with Asian theme - Ornamental Grass, Carex, Hosta, Sagina subulata, Thalictrum kiusianum, Thymus

Summer Time Fun - Echinacea, Hemerocallis, Leucanthemum, Monarda

Feel the Foliage or Plants that produce a fragrance after being touched - Stachys (lamb’s ears), Thymus, Lavender

Fall Garden Theme - Amsonia, Japanese Anemone, Artemisia, Aster, Buddleia, Bergenia, Caryopteris, Cimicifuga, Ceratostigma, Ornamental Grass, Helianthus, Sedum (upright types), Sedum ‘Fulda Glow’

  • Coreopsis grandiflora 'SunKiss'

    Coreopsis g. 'SunKiss' (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis g. 'SunKiss' (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Tickseed, Huge, nearly 3" wide, golden yellow flowers with burgundy red centers. According to the breeder, this is the brightest yellow flower with a large blotch available as a seed strain. This beautiful,...

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  • Coreopsis 'Curry Up'
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

    Coreopsis v. 'Curry Up' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis v. 'Curry Up' PPAF (30)ct Flat - SIZZLE & SPICE Collection Common Name: Threadleaf Coreopsis This Coreopsis has a bold and vibrant color that will catch your eye from a distance. 1.5” wide, golden yellow flowers with clear, dark red...

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  • Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'

    Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana' (3.5 inch pot)

    Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'Zone: 4 to 9. Full Sun. Mature size: 6 to 9 inches tall; spreads to 2 feet. Dwarf coreopsis forms dense, bushy, slowly-spreading clumps of short, broad-oval, shiny deep green leaves. Bright orange-yellow, daisy-like flowers are...

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  • Coreopsis 'Starlight' PPAF
Photo courtesy of Darrell Probst

    Coreopsis 'Starlight' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis 'Starlight' PPAF (30)ct Flat Especially large, white flowers with a burgundy, star-shaped eyeThe eye expands in cool tempsVery long blooming from early summer through early fallForms a compact mound of medium green foliage that is highly...

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  • Coreopsis 'Red Elf' PPAF
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    Coreopsis 'Red Elf' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis 'Red Elf' PPAF (30)ct Flat Similar deep burgundy red flowers as 'Mercury Rising' but on a smaller plantThe flower tips become frosted with a touch of white in the hottest part of the seasonVery long blooming from early summer through early...

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  • Coreopsis 'Red Chiffon' PPAF

    Coreopsis 'Red Chiffon' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis 'Red Chiffon' PPAF (30)ct Flat Sterile, yellow blossoms with a vibrant red eyeRed eye intensifies and expands in cooler tempsDark green, threadleaf foliage is highly mildew resistant, forming a sturdy, upright clumpLong blooming from midsummer...

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  • Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise'

    Coreopsis g. 'Early Sunrise' (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' Common name: Tickseed. Zones 4 to 9. Full sun. Plants reach 18 inches tall and 15 to 24 inches wide, a compact Coreopsis. Growth rate: Moderate, Easy to grow. A profusion of brilliant golden-yellow, semi-double...

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  • Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve' PPAF
Photo courtesy of Darrell Probst

    Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve' PPAF (30)ct Flat Butter yellow flowers with a soft red eyeRed eye gets bigger in cooler tempsForms a broad yet compact clump of attractive, medium green foliageVery long blooming from early summer through early fallGrows quickly...

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  • Coreopsis 'Daybreak' PPAF
Photo courtesy of Darrell Probst

    Coreopsis 'Daybreak' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis 'Daybreak' PPAF (30)ct Flat Flowers have prominent orange-red centers and fringed, gold petal tipsFlowers are sterile, no need for deadheadingCompact, basal mound of disease resistant, dark green foliageVery long blooming from early summer...

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  • Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana' offers flat, olive green leaves  with bright yellow flowers from early spring to frost.  Hardy from zone 4-9.

    Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana' (10)ct Quarts

    Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana' Zone: 4 to 9. Full Sun. Mature size: 6 to 9 inches tall; spreads to 2 feet. Dwarf coreopsis forms dense, bushy, slowly-spreading clumps of short, broad-oval, shiny deep green leaves. Bright orange-yellow, daisy-like flowers...

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  • Coreopsis 'Red Satin'

    Coreopsis 'Red Satin' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis 'Red Satin' PPAFCommon name: Tickseed. Series Name: PERMATHREAD TMZones 5 to 9.Full sun.Plants reach 15 to 18 inches tall and 18 to 22 inches wide.Growth rate: Moderate, Easy to grow. Deep wine red to ruby red flowers with an orange center...

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  • Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'  PP18789

    Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull' PP18789 (30)ct Flat

    'Jethro Tull' Coreopsis Common Name: Tickseed, Hardy in zone 4 to 9.Partial to full sun. Fast growth rate in full sun. Golden-yellow reliablyfluted petals on 18 inch-long stems, that seem to bloom all summer. Drought-tolerant, compact and tough. Space...

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