Our Plants

We love plants. Our large selection includes wonderful older varieties, not commonly seen in the trade, as well the newest breeding from around the world. The plants include annuals, many varieties suitable for containers, perennials, including many fine shade loving varieties, herbs, herb collections, vines- annual and perennial, native species for the prairie and the woodland.

At Rush Creek Growers, we are committed to growing them as sustainably as we know how and we are continually looking at beneficial organisms as a means to produce the healthiest plants we can.

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Abutilon 'Fairy Coral Red'

Abutilon 'Fairy Coral Red'

Common Name: Flowering Maple
Salmon-pink flowers bloom prolifically from spring to fall. Great for baskets, containers and beds.... [Read more]

Abutilon 'Southern Bell™'

Abutilon 'Southern Bell™'

Common Name:
An abundance of dainty yellow hibiscus-like blossoms cover this maple leafed variety all year. These plants are wonderful for novice to experienced gardeners, on the patio, the garden or as an ever blooming houseplant. Easy to grow with few issues.

Abutilon 'Southern Charm™'

Abutilon 'Southern Charm™'

Common Name:
Apricot bell-shaped blossoms kissed with orange . This variety is a heavy bloomer. Abutilons are wonderful for novice to experienced gardeners, on the patio, in the garden or as an ever blooming houseplant. Easy to grow with few issues.

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Chinese Lantern'

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Chinese Lantern'

Common Name:
Long used in Victorian England as a conservatory plant, 'Chinese Lantern' showcases both foliage & blooms. The blossoms look ... [Read more]

Achillea 'Desert Eve Terracotta'

Achillea 'Desert Eve Terracotta'

Common Name: Yarrow
Tough and drought-tolerant variety with deep green foliage and lovely terra cotta umbels. Slightly more compact form for a neat appearance.

Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Violet'

Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Violet'

Common Name: Yarrow
A new series of yarrow developed for use in the garden or containers, this compact cultivar features bold color that doesn't fade, with no gap between foliage and flowers. Easy to grow. Drought resistant.

Acidanthera murielae

Acidanthera murielae

Common Name: Abyssinian Gladiolus

We're giving you a little head start on another great annual bulb. Scented white blooms with deep maroon central stars wav... [Read more]


Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii'

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii'

Common Name: Monkshood
Sturdy plant with dark blue helmet-shaped blooms in late summer. Excellent for borders. Bloom August - September. Rarely need... [Read more]

Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum

Common Name: Five Fingered Maidenhair Fern
A North American native which forms lovely clumps of graceful arching foliage with delicate segments on wirey stems. Deciduou... [Read more]

Agastache 'Arcado Pink'

Agastache 'Arcado Pink'

Common Name: Hummingbird Mint

Soft pink-purple flower spikes with medium green fragrant foliage.  Attracts bees, birds and butterflies!

... [Read more]

Agastache 'Astello Indigo'

Agastache 'Astello Indigo'

Common Name: Hummingbird Mint
A beautiful deep blue hummingbird mint which blooms from mid-summer through fall. Bees and butterflies love it. Deer and rabbits do not! The root beer scented, disease resistant foilage forms an attractive mound in the garden. Adds a mass of long

Agastache 'Bolero'

Agastache 'Bolero'

Common Name:
Spires to 16" of abundant tubular blooms in brilliant rose-purple. Aromatic bronze colored foliage with a compact habit. Blooms reliably the first year. Works well in containers or dry gardens. A magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees

Agastache 'Kudos™ Mandarin'

Agastache 'Kudos™ Mandarin'

Common Name: Hummingbird Mint

Dense, yet airy, bright orange plumes above mounding foliage, will bloom for months. Clean habit and easy to grow. A hummi... [Read more]


Agastache 'Nectar™ Apricot'

Agastache 'Nectar™ Apricot'

Common Name:

Heavily blooming apricot spires over compact fragrant foliage.  Blooms all summer through fall and, like the name says, lots of nectar for hummers and butterflies.  Great for containers, too.


Agastache 'Nectar™ Raspberry'

Agastache 'Nectar™ Raspberry'

Common Name:
Nectar-filled deep rose trumpet flowers on compact foliage. Heavily blooming spikes.

Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow'

Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow'

Common Name: Bugleweed
Foliage in shades of pink, silver & purple with blue flowers, vivid pink foliage in spring.... [Read more]

Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'

Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'

Common Name: Bugleweed
Sweet miniature. Dark chocolate elongated leaves, blue blooms with low, spreading habit, blooms in spring.... [Read more]

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Common Name: Bugleweed
Dramatic, dark as night, scalloped, glossy, mid-sized foliage. Great for containers or garden.... [Read more]

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy glow'

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy glow'

Common Name: Bugleweed
Foliage in shades of pink, silver & purple with blue flowers, vivid pink in spring.... [Read more]

Ajuga reptans 'Pink Lightning'

Ajuga reptans 'Pink Lightning'

Common Name:
Attractive cream and green variegated groundcover is topped with spikes of pink flowers. Easy to grow even under trees.

Alcea rosea 'Stoplight Black Knight'

Alcea rosea 'Stoplight Black Knight'

Common Name: Hollyhock
Darkest of any single black-purple... [Read more]

Alcea rosea 'Stoplight Mars Magic'

Alcea rosea 'Stoplight Mars Magic'

Common Name: Hollyhock
Vivid clear dark red single... [Read more]

Alcea rosea 'Stoplight Sunshine'

Alcea rosea 'Stoplight Sunshine'

Common Name: Hollyhock
Purest clear yellow... [Read more]

Alchemilla sericota 'Gold Strike'

Alchemilla sericota 'Gold Strike'

Common Name: Lady's Mantle
Dense cushion of velvety, silver-green scalloped foliage is abundantly covered with tiny chartreuse flowers late spring through early summer. Very adaptable to most growing conditions. Loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Excellent cut fl

Allium 'Millenium'

Allium 'Millenium'

Common Name:
Rosy-purple 2" globes top robust, upright glossy deep green foliage and bloom for a month. Vigorous growth. Late summer bloom time is a nice change of pace from spring-blooming alliums; butterflies and bees will be all over it looking for nectar.

Allium 'Sugar Melt'

Allium 'Sugar Melt'

Common Name:
Light pink globes on 16" stems held above narrow green leaves. Prefers well drained soil. Cross of A. nutans with the A. senescens.

Allium quattro

Allium quattro

Common Name:
This garlicky, flat leafed allium is wonderful to use in pasta and makes a sensational salad when you add the purple flowers. It's known for multiple health benefits from reducing cholesterol to being antioxidant rich. Attracts bees and butterflies

Allium tricoccum

Allium tricoccum

Common Name: Ramps -Wild Leeks

Native woodland wild flower is also called Spring Onion.  A beautiful edible, it has blue green broad foliage emerging from red stems followed by tall white flowers.  This is one of the most phytonutrient rich foods you can eat.  It


Alternanthera 'Burgundy Threadleaf'

Alternanthera 'Burgundy Threadleaf'

Common Name:
Narrow, slightly curled foliage in rich burgundy with olive green to purple reverse. Adds an airy texture to combinations as well as color accents.

Alternanthera d. 'Little Ruby'

Alternanthera d. 'Little Ruby'

Common Name:
Adorable small ruby red leaves on a ground hugging plant. Ideal plant for mixed containers or as a border. Easy to grow.

Amaranth 'Yin Thai'

Amaranth 'Yin Thai'

Common Name:
Red Leaf variety is actually variegated green and red, tender nutritious green used lightly cooked in soups, in stir fry or i... [Read more]

Amorpha canescens

Amorpha canescens

Common Name: Lead Plant
NATIVE! Woody shrub with long leaflets and spikey clusters of tiny pea-like purple blooms with contrasting bright orange anth... [Read more]

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Common Name: Blue Star Flower
Narrow leafed foliage creates a billowy shrublike appearance. Blooms late spring to early summer with pale blue star shaped f... [Read more]

Anagallis 'Wildcat Blue'

Anagallis 'Wildcat Blue'

Common Name:
True blue eye-popping color on nickel-sized blooms!!! Improved for earlier blooming and more compact form.... [Read more]

Anagallis 'Wildcat Mandarin'

Anagallis 'Wildcat Mandarin'

Common Name:
More compact version of 'Wildcat Blue' with a unique shade of burnt orange with a blue center, fabulous in warm, dry conditio... [Read more]

Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big Blue Stem
Impressive native of the tallgrass prairies. Tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. Seed heads resemble the 3 toes of tu... [Read more]

Anemone 'Annabella Deep Rose'

Anemone 'Annabella Deep Rose'

Common Name:

Abundance of adorable five-petaled blooms in vivid carmine red on sturdy stems
over lacy foliage. Blooms May-June. Ni... [Read more]


Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady Julia'

Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady Julia'

Common Name:
Fall blooming dark pink 2" double. Excellent dense dwarf habit. No pinching needed.

Anemone sylvestris

Anemone sylvestris

Common Name: Snowdrop Anemone
Large single white flowers with yellow anthers over deeply cut foliage. A true sign of spring in May and June. Prefers moist... [Read more]

Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'

Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'

Common Name: Grape Leaf Anemone
Large glossy green leaves resemble grape leaves ans set off the pastel pink single blooms with pale yellow centers. Blooms ar... [Read more]

Angelica gigas

Angelica gigas

Common Name: Korean Angelica
Toothed tripartite foliage forms base for contrasting deep purple stalks. Rich wine-colored umbels in late summer. A show-st... [Read more]

Angelonia 'Archangel™ Raspberry'

Angelonia 'Archangel™ Raspberry'

Common Name:
Upright habit with rich rosy raspberry flowers that the breeders boast are three times larger than other angelonia. Well-branched for a full vibrant pot of color.

Angelonia 'Serena Purple®'

Angelonia 'Serena Purple®'

Common Name:
Care-free rosy purple continuously blooming variety that shows heavy branching throughout the hottest of the summer. Habit is... [Read more]

Angelonia 'Serenita™ Purple'

Angelonia 'Serenita™ Purple'

Common Name:
The "-ita" means that it's a smaller version of Serena. I like Burpee's description, "A beauty for beastly conditions." This is a tough plant for hot spots. Blue blossoms look like small snapdragons. Well-branched and low maintenance.

Angelonia 'Sungelonia™ Blue'

Angelonia 'Sungelonia™ Blue'

Common Name:
Angelonias are great in summer but can be challenging to have in color for our May selling season. This new series blooms two weeks earlier, is very well-branched leading to heavier flowering and is nicely compact. Heat and humidity tolerant, of cour

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Common Name:

This gorgeous perennial is wonderfully fragrant.  Its dense purple-indigo spikes bloom for a long time and are bee and butterfly magnets.  Leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried in salads and teas.


Aquilegia 'Clementine Salmon Rose'

Aquilegia 'Clementine Salmon Rose'

Common Name: Columbine
New form of spectacular double blossoms that look like clematis blooms, blossoms age from rosy salmon to lavender, foliage st... [Read more]

Aquilegia 'Double Pleat Blackberry™'

Aquilegia 'Double Pleat Blackberry™'

Common Name: Columbine

Amazing! Fully double rich violet petals edged in white atop sturdy stems. Add some wonder to the cottage garden or plant ... [Read more]


Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Canada columbine
NATIVE! The familiar woodland columbine seen around the upper midwest. Red blooms with soft yellow corollas dancing on delica... [Read more]

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Denver Gold'

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Denver Gold'

Common Name: Columbine
A very showy canary yellow hybrid with long spurs resembling a daffodil. Fragrant flowers are 3" across and if dead headed will rebloom heavily. Prefers some relief from afternoon sun. Hybridized from a native columbine of the southern Rockies.

Aquilegia flabellata 'Black Current Ice'

Aquilegia flabellata 'Black Current Ice'

Common Name:
Adorable dwarf variety with lemon yellow flowers accented by wine-purple spurs. Red stems add to the effect while ferny blue- green foliage completes the picture. Hummingbirds love this early spring bloomer.

Aquilegia flabellata var pumila 'Selection'

Aquilegia flabellata var pumila 'Selection'

Common Name: Columbine
After trialing this selection in 2013 we found it charming and irresistible. This dwarf plant has vibrant blue flowers that appear to be dipped in white with white spurs. A Royal Hort Society award winner.

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Common Name: Golden Japanese Spikenard
Truly a fabulous plant for shade featuring large golden to chartreuse leaves with reddish brown stems. Quickly forms a large deer resistant clump up to 3 feet tall. Racemes of tiny white flowers are produced in late summer followed by deep purple i

Arctotis 'Ravers® Bumble Bee™'

Arctotis 'Ravers® Bumble Bee™'

Common Name:
Bright yellow daisy with a black eye. And that classy silver foliage.

Arctotis 'Ravers® Cherry Frost™'

Arctotis 'Ravers® Cherry Frost™'

Common Name:

Cool weather tolerant daisies with deep red petals and golden eyes rest on frosty grey lobed foliage.  Blooms less he... [Read more]


Arctotis 'Ravers® Pumpkin Pie™'

Arctotis 'Ravers® Pumpkin Pie™'

Common Name:
Cheerful orange daisies with silver foliage.

Argyranthemum 'Flutterby Yellow™'

Argyranthemum 'Flutterby Yellow™'

Common Name:
Spritely 3" yellow daisies top pleasing green mounded foliage. Cool weather hardy but heat tolerant, too, with proven performance at university trial gardens.

Arisaema triphyllum

Arisaema triphyllum

Common Name: Jack in the Pulpit
WOODLAND NATIVE! Unusual wine/green hood-like blooms followed by clusters of scarlet berries. Blooms in spring.... [Read more]

Arnica montana 'Arbo'

Arnica montana 'Arbo'

Common Name:

Arnica is one of the most popular medicinal plants. It is endangered in the wild
because of over collection. This ... [Read more]


Artemisia 'Parfum d' Ethiopia'

Artemisia 'Parfum d' Ethiopia'

Common Name:
A frilly leaved silver beauty that stands about 18" tall. Use it as a striking choice for the center of containers or placed in the garden as a silver foil for other annuals. A sweet fragrance adds to the allure.

Artichoke 'Imperial Star'

Artichoke 'Imperial Star'

Common Name:
Will produce in first year, plant cold treated for production of fruit, lovely, spiny silver leaves, striking architectural e... [Read more]

Arugula

Arugula

Common Name:
Wonderful sharp tasting green with a lovely loose habit. Pretty and tasty.... [Read more]

Aruncus 'Misty Lace'

Aruncus 'Misty Lace'

Common Name:
Dwarf cross between Aruncus dioicus and A. aethusifolius with delicate lacy white blooms, beautiful red stems with ferny leav... [Read more]

Aruncus dioicus

Aruncus dioicus

Common Name: Goatsbeard
White airy panicles over finely cut foliage. Robust habit. Great cut flower. Blooms June-July. Thrives in moist soil conditio... [Read more]

Asarina 'Joan Lorraine'

Asarina 'Joan Lorraine'

Common Name: Climbing Snapdragon
Small purple-blue tubular blooms cover this vine by mid-June through the summer. Attractive vigorous ivy-like foliage. Twinin... [Read more]

Asarina purpusii 'Victoria Falls'

Asarina purpusii 'Victoria Falls'

Common Name: Climbing Snapdragon
Vibrant 2" cerise purple trumpets with lime bracts and lovely grey green foliage. Works on a trellis or in a mixed container.... [Read more]

Asarum canadensis

Asarum canadensis

Common Name: Wild Ginger
WOODLAND NATIVE! Delicate white blooms with lilac/magenta hoods suspended on 5_ stems, glossy evergreen foliage.... [Read more]

Asarum europeum

Asarum europeum

Common Name: European Ginger
Leathery, shiny, dark green leaves. Hardy groundcover for woodlands. Can be used in rock gardens.... [Read more]

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red'

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red'

Common Name:
Tender perennial, late summer blooming with umbels of scarlet red orange, great for butterflies. Bronze-green pointed foliage... [Read more]

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'

Common Name:
Bright golden yellow version of above, great cut with strong stems & lovely foilage.... [Read more]

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
NATIVE of damp prairie. Beautiful umbels of rose mauve flowers in late summer. Willow-like foliage. Great cut. Tall presence... [Read more]

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly Weed
NATIVE! Bright orange-red flowers will stop traffic at their peak in mid-late summer, Prefers sandy, dry soil. Huge roots he... [Read more]

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Common Name:
Selection of our native butterfly weed, mix of yellow, orange & red. Late summer blooming. Requires dry sandy soil.... [Read more]

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Common Name:
Showy golden yellow flower heads top attractive dark green foliage from June to August. Drought resistant, attracts butterfli... [Read more]

Asparagus 'UC157'

Asparagus 'UC157'

Common Name:
Jersey Knight is hardy, well adapted and will produce medium size spears in three to four years. Plant out seedlings in well ... [Read more]

Astelia 'Silver Shadow'

Astelia 'Silver Shadow'

Common Name:

Indoors or out the strappy, metallic silver leaves of this clump forming annual will provide contrast and interest in a mi... [Read more]


Aster 'Believer Purple'

Aster 'Believer Purple'

Common Name:

Rich purple single petaled blossoms

... [Read more]

Aster 'Days Blue'

Aster 'Days Blue'

Common Name:

Soft blue single petaled daisy blooms.

... [Read more]

Aster 'Marie Dark Pink'

Aster 'Marie Dark Pink'

Common Name:

Rich pink doubles completely cover mounding foliage. Late bloomer.

... [Read more]

Aster 'Puff White'

Aster 'Puff White'

Common Name:

Clean pure white doubles

... [Read more]

Astilbe 'Rock and Roll'

Astilbe 'Rock and Roll'

Common Name:

A white cultivar in the 'Music' series.  Compact form with white plumes over lacy bronze, green folia... [Read more]


Astilbe arendsii 'Glow'

Astilbe arendsii 'Glow'

Common Name:
Deep red flower plumes with rosy highlights truly do glow above green foliage. Blooms mid-summer. The classic deep red.

Astilbe chinensis 'Delft Lace'

Astilbe chinensis 'Delft Lace'

Common Name:
Features blue waxy foliage with a silver overlay accented by delicate salmon pink blossoms on strong red stems. An improveme... [Read more]

Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'

Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'

Common Name:
Contrast between dark reddish bronze foliage and deep red flowers make this plant an elegant shade variety.... [Read more]

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland'

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Hennie Graafland'

Common Name: False Spirea
Chosen for its lovely pale rose plumes and finely serrated bronze foliage. Pleasing compact form with broad plumes that arch over the plant.

Astilbe chinensis 'Amber Moon'

Astilbe chinensis 'Amber Moon'

Common Name: False Spirea

Lacey textured foliage emerges chartreuse in the spring. Midsummer, tall strong stems carry rose-pink panicles.

... [Read more]

Astilboides tabularis

Astilboides tabularis

Common Name:
Huge, round, toothed leaves command a dramatic placement mid-border and reach a larger size each season. Panicles of tiny whi... [Read more]

Astragalus membranaceus

Astragalus membranaceus

Common Name: Chinese Milkvetch

The root of astragalus is considered to be one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to being used medicinally, it is a beautiful plant in all stages of growth.  A stunning upright legume with light yellow f


Astrantia 'Abbey Road'

Astrantia 'Abbey Road'

Common Name: Masterwort
Truly unusual and appealing dark wine flowers top tall purple stems on this shade garden beauty. The outer bracts are deep maroon with a lighter center. 'Abbey Road' is a bit more compact than other masterworts and has rich deep green foliage. As

Astrantia major 'Star of Fire'

Astrantia major 'Star of Fire'

Common Name: Masterwort
Our staff loves masterwort and have added it back to our list. Unusual clusters of burgundy red flowers with white centers on dark purple stems are always eye-catching. Floriferous, long-lasting and vigorous.

Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'

Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'

Common Name:
Distinctive large upright silver-green fern with red stems. Silver color remains throughout the growing season.

Athyrium angustum forma rebellum 'Lady in Red'

Athyrium angustum forma rebellum 'Lady in Red'

Common Name:
Vibrant bright red stems contrast with lacy green fronds. Stems become darker in the 2nd year and on. Very hardy and easy to ... [Read more]

Athyrium f. femina 'Dre's Dagger'

Athyrium f. femina 'Dre's Dagger'

Common Name: Lady Fern
A different form of Lady Fern with thin deep green fronds, which are often criss-crossed, terminating with a small crest. Gre... [Read more]

Athyrium f. femina 'Frizelliae'

Athyrium f. femina 'Frizelliae'

Common Name: Tatting Fern
A delicate deciduous fern from Europe with unique narrow fronds and pinnae reduced to bead-like balls.... [Read more]

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern
A deciduous spreading fern with beautiful triangular blades in shades of burgundy, red gray, and dark green. The best color i... [Read more]

Athyrium x 'Ghost'

Athyrium x 'Ghost'

Common Name:
A cross between the American Lady Fern and the Japanese Painted Fern. A strong tall-growing fern with ghostly gray-green foli... [Read more]

Athyrium f. femina

Athyrium f. femina

Common Name: Lady Fern
Graceful bright green fronds from 24-60" long. Prefers moist, rich soil.... [Read more]

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum-Applecourt'

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum-Applecourt'

Common Name: Japanese Painted fern
Another luminous painted fern with heavy cresting at the ends creating a fuller but still delicate appearance.

Aubretia 'Audrey Blue Shades'

Aubretia 'Audrey Blue Shades'

Common Name:
Masses of blue flowers cover this plant. A very early and long lasting bloomer. Will look great falling over walls or in the rock garden.
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