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 'Biltmore Ball Gown'

Abutilon 'Biltmore Ball Gown'

Common Name: Flowering Maple
We trialed this beauty last year and her golden flowers with deep orange-red veining had us begging for a return appearance. Bell shaped flowers resemble an evening ball gown that dance below dark green leaves.

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 'Lucky Lantern® Red'

Abutilon 'Lucky Lantern® Red'

Common Name:
With blooms resembling small hibiscus flowers and foliage like a Maple tree, these versatile plants can be used in mixed or single species containers, baskets or as blooming houseplants and are easily trained for topiaries. Bright red hibiscus-like f

Abutilon 'Lucky® Lantern Yellow'

Abutilon 'Lucky® Lantern Yellow'

Common Name: Flowering Maple
Lovely hibiscus-like blossoms with maple-shaped leaves. Tight rounded habit provides excellent support for soft lemon bell-shaped flowers.

Abutilon 'Souvenir d'Bonn - Standard'

Abutilon 'Souvenir d'Bonn - Standard'

Common Name: Flowering Maple
Large maple leaves have uniform variegated patterns with green centers and dramatic creamy white edges. Blooms large peach colored bell shaped flowers that stay slightly cupped. Cycles in and out of bloom even in the house. A joy in a large pot.

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]

Abutilon savitzii '- Standard'

Abutilon savitzii '- Standard'

Common Name: Flowering Maple
Delicate maple-leaf foliage has gorgeous variegation. Mostly creamy white leaves with random splotches of dark green. Small apricot colored bell shaped flowers stay slightly cupped. Easy to grow and long blooming outside in bright diffused light or e

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 'Little Moonshine'

Achillea 'Little Moonshine'

Common Name: Yarrow
We choose this achillea for our collection as a bright and cheery addition. Golden yellow flower umbels above silvery green foliage form non-spreading clumps. Nothing brewing illegally here.

Achillea 'New Vintage Red'

Achillea 'New Vintage Red'

Common Name:
Bold red which holds color, attractive for container use. Trim faded flowers for repeat flowering.

Aconitum

Aconitum

Common Name: Monkshood
Royal purple flowers resemble the hood worn by medieval monks. Dark green finely lobed foliage. *SUMMER BLOOMING*

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]

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Common Name: Grassy Leaved Sweet Flag
Not really a grass, but this Japanese native Iris can be used where a grass-like form and texture is desired. Beautiful green and golden striped leaves form a pleasing mounded shape. Loves moist conditions so especially suited to ponds.

Acrous g. 'Pusillus Minimus Aureus'

Acrous g. 'Pusillus Minimus Aureus'

Common Name:
It's not a grass but bear with us please. An adorable petite sweet flag with golden yellow fans that are just right for tucking into a container, a miniature garden or pond. The foliage has a sweet fragrance. With some protection this might be hard

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 'Arizona Sandstone'

Agastache 'Arizona Sandstone'

Common Name:
Fresh apricot colored flowers on dark spikes. Spectacular heat tolerance. Compact and floriferous.

Agastache 'Arizona Sunset'

Agastache 'Arizona Sunset'

Common Name:
Spikes of lavender flowers with orange centers are held above licorice scented foliage on these compact plants. Pollinator friendly, yet deer resistant. Drought and heat tolerant.

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 foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'

Common Name:
Yet another way to bring in the bees! Brilliant chartreuse foliage, lovely lavender blooms. Pinch out tips once or twice during the summer to keep it bushy and cut back before seeds ripen if you don't want a lot of baby Agastache running around.

Agastache scrophulariaefolia

Agastache scrophulariaefolia

Common Name: Purple Giant Hyssop
The bees and butterflies are typically very attracted to native agastache and will be with these very tall, bushy and sturdy plants! The flower spikes are a very light purple, almost white from a distance. History states that the leaves were used i

Ageratum 'Ariella Blue'

Ageratum 'Ariella Blue'

Common Name:
Blue, puff-like blooms of this heat tolerant ageratum last throughout the growing season, no deadheading required.

Ageratum 'Mariposa™ Rose'

Ageratum 'Mariposa™ Rose'

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A wonderful rich rose hybrid that embraces the colors, habit and bloom time of the traditional bedding plant with the butterfly appeal of the wild species from Mexico. The flowers pop above glossy foliage and stems. Vicky W. had these in her annual b

Ageratum 'Mariposa™ Wine'

Ageratum 'Mariposa™ Wine'

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Beautiful violet blooms grace this hybrid series that embraces the colors, habit and bloom time of the traditional bedding plant with the butterfly appeal of the wild species from Mexico. The flowers pop above glossy foliage and stems. Developed by P

Ageratum 'Red Flint'

Ageratum 'Red Flint'

Common Name: Floss Flower
Fluffy reddish tufts atop 24" stems are perfect for cutting or the middle of the border.

Ageratum houstonianum 'John Eustice'

Ageratum houstonianum 'John Eustice'

Common Name: Floss Flower
Recent ageratum cross breeding has led to this floriferous new selection. Similar in height and color to old favorite 'Blue Horizon', it has a mounded and slightly spreading plant habit as well as fuller flower heads, glossy narrow leaves and increa

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 'Dixie Chip'

Ajuga 'Dixie Chip'

Common Name: Bugleweed
This adorable southern belle is similar in size and leaf shape to 'Chocolate Chip' (it is a sport) but is delightfully varigated cream and army green with light hints of rose. Spikes of violet flowers bloom in late spring.

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.

Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle'

Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle'

Common Name:
Fast growing bulb that sends up 12-20 long grey-green waxy stems that corkscrew at the ends. This is a fun novelty plant that looks like something from Dr. Seuss. Blooms in late spring with fragrant yellow green nodding blossoms. Some say they smell

Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise'

Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise'

Common Name: Hollyhock
Extra large two tone blooms! Bright cerise flowers with dark magenta centers. May require staking.

Alcea rosea 'Spotlight Series 'Mars Magic''

Alcea rosea 'Spotlight Series 'Mars Magic''

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

Alcea rosea 'Spotlight Sunshine'

Alcea rosea 'Spotlight Sunshine'

Common Name: Hollyhock

Purest clear yellow, single flowers.

... [Read more]

Alchemilla sericata 'Gold Strike'

Alchemilla sericata '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 flower

Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy'

Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy'

Common Name: Ornamental Onion
Blue green rounded clusters of narrow leaves wave and swirl below soft lavender-pink flower globes. Perfect for alpine (rock) gardens.

Allium senescens 'Pink Planet'

Allium senescens 'Pink Planet'

Common Name: Ornamental Onion
Spires to 16" of abundant tubular blooms in brilliant rose-purple. Aromatic bronze foliage with a compact habit. Blooms reliably the first year. Works well in containers or dry gardens.

Alocasia 'Stingray'

Alocasia 'Stingray'

Common Name:
We have been growing these in our "Mother House" during the 2015 season and have been completely entertained by them unfolding and maturing into their true shapes. The leaves do quite literally take the shape of a stingray with short, broad bodies an

Alternanthera 'Brazilian Red Hots'

Alternanthera 'Brazilian Red Hots'

Common Name:
Wow! Flashy fuchsia and magenta colored pointed leaves. A staff favorite that held up in the cool temps this fall, too. Will ... [Read more]

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 'Red Carpet'

Alternanthera 'Red Carpet'

Common Name:
Vibrant pink, green and gold highlight the slender pointed leaves of this compact upright foliage accent. Will tolerate some shade but best color in sun. Vigorous growth is ideal for garden borders, baskets or containers.

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.

Alyssum 'Golden Spring'

Alyssum 'Golden Spring'

Common Name: Alpine Alyssum
Green carpet like foliage becomes completely covered in bright golden yellow blooms in spring. Great for the alpine garden.

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]

Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Tails'

Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Tails'

Common Name:
Drooping soft green rope-like flower clusters cascade from atop sturdy three foot stalks. Think Love Lies Bleeding, the Vulcan edition. Adds textural interest to bouquets as a filler.

Amaranthus caudatus 'Red Tails'

Amaranthus caudatus 'Red Tails'

Common Name: Love Lies Bleeding
Stunning accent plants with long drooping red blooms. Fabulous for drying or cutting. A favorite in Victorian era gardens, it's also known as "Love Lies Bleeding."

Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye'

Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye'

Common Name:
We can't get enough of the heat-loving Amaranthus. We first noticed this one in Fine Gardening and were hooked. Large dark maroon leaves with equally dark arching flower plumes on a tall show stopper. Used as a red dye by the Hopi Indians. Birds

Ammi majus 'Dara'

Ammi majus 'Dara'

Common Name:

Think delicate Queen Anne's Lace in shades of lavender and purple.   Perfect cut flower filler, looks great with... [Read more]


Ammi majus 'Graceland'

Ammi majus 'Graceland'

Common Name:
Elegant, lacy, pure-white flowers give that Queen Anne's Lace look without cross pollinating all the carrots in the county. Strong long stems and large flower head size are perfect for cutting.

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 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

Common Name:
Gorgeous dark blue buds on a dense compact plant. Blooms five weeks or more. Brilliant yellow fall foliage.... [Read more]

Amsonia 'Storm Cloud'

Amsonia 'Storm Cloud'

Common Name: Bluestar
Foliage emerges black and foliage stays near black. Light powder blue star shaped flowers. *SPRING FOLIAGE FEATURE; SPRING BLOOMING; REBLOOMS*

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 t... [Read more]


Anemone 'Whirlwind'

Anemone 'Whirlwind'

Common Name: Japanese Anemone
Large double white blooms are delightfully "wind tossed" with detailed yellow centers. *FALL BLOOMING*

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 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 Dark Rose'

Angelonia 'Archangel Dark Rose'

Common Name:
Attending University Trial Gardens is a great way to pick new plants for our list. The UW Extension Gardens at Madison trialed these. They looked great in late July when we visited. Hot-pink, rosy blooms with dark pink freckled centers. Flowers a

Angelonia 'Archangel™ Cherry Red'

Angelonia 'Archangel™ Cherry Red'

Common Name:
The first red Angelonia. Large, cherry red blooms held on spikes above dark green foliage. As with others in the Archangel™ series, a great performer for heat, humidity and drought.

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 'Serenita™ Pink F1'

Angelonia 'Serenita™ Pink F1'

Common Name:

 The "-ita" means that it’s a smaller version of Serena.  I like Burpee's description,  "A beauty for... [Read more]


Anise

Anise

Common Name:
Yummy anise is here! Tall plants produce dainty white dense umbels and delicious seeds and foliage. Use fresh leaves in salads and soups. Add seeds to spice mixtures for everything from sausage flavoring to cookies and cakes. With anise you get i

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 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.

Aquilegia oxysepala

Aquilegia oxysepala

Common Name: Columbine
This one has a stunning color contrast that got our attention. Dark wine colored spurs with a bright golden yellow corolla. *SPRING BLOOMING*

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Red®'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Red®'

Common Name: Columbine
Large doubled spurless flowers are rosy red and bloom in neat upright bouquets.

Arabis procurrens 'Variegata'

Arabis procurrens 'Variegata'

Common Name:
Mounding habit, white-edged foliage and fragrant white flowers make a beautiful bright addition to your rock garden. Drought tolerant.

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 'Opera™ Fire'

Arctotis 'Opera™ Fire'

Common Name:
Sassy orange daisies with yellow central ring top silver gray foliage. Outstanding spring performance with good heat tolerance.

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]


Arenaria 'Wallowa Mountains'

Arenaria 'Wallowa Mountains'

Common Name:
Fabulous mat of tiny evergreen leaves fills cracks between paving stones, looks great in fairy gardens. Requires very little water. Adorable.

Argyranthemum 'Grandessa™ Red'

Argyranthemum 'Grandessa™ Red'

Common Name:
Boasting larger blooms than other Argyranthemum, Grandessa™ Red features large, bright red blooms with a yellow halo around a dark center. Large mounded form covered in blooms.

Argyranthemum 'Grandessa™ Yellow'

Argyranthemum 'Grandessa™ Yellow'

Common Name:
Large, daisy-like, bright yellow blooms stand out against a dark brown center. Vigorous plants are ideal for adding spring color to large patio pots. Large mounded form covered in blooms.

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]

Armeria maritima 'Morning Star Deep Rose'

Armeria maritima 'Morning Star Deep Rose'

Common Name: Sea Pink
Award winning new cultivar with vivid deep rose blossoms frolicking on multiple short stems above grass-like foliage that resembles a messy haircut. First year flowering and long blooming. Perfect for a hot dry spot.

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.  T... [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.

Artemisia stelleriana 'Quicksilver'

Artemisia stelleriana 'Quicksilver'

Common Name:
More silver foliage, please! This new dusty miller variety is light textured but substantial, compact and branched and tough as nails. Can spread to 24" in the garden.

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]

Arugula, wild 'Wasabi'

Arugula, wild 'Wasabi'

Common Name:
Add some zip to your salad with this sensational early spring arugula. It tastes like complex, spicy wasabi paste. Easy to grow and more weather tolerant than other varieties. Diplotaxis erucoides

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]

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 'Monarch Promise™'

Asclepias 'Monarch Promise™'

Common Name:
New from Hort Couture this annual Asclepias resembles the Silky series that we sell in our Border Gem program but has attractive green and white variegated foliage with hints of red, orange and pink. Flowers are orange with red sepals. A great plan

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 incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Common Name: Milkweed
Smooth slender green leaves on tall stalks bear clusters of fragrant white flowers midseason.

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias speciosa

Common Name: Showy Milkweed

Showy milkweed foliage looks similar to common milkweed but the pinky-purple flowers are much larger and have a more defin... [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]

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior

Common Name: Milkweed
This is the same Asclepias tuberosa that we all love but this subspecies has been selected because it tolerates heavy and moist soils. Narrow leaves with clusters of bright orange umbels. Just another option for the pollinator friendly garden.

Asclepias physocarpa 'Oscar'

Asclepias physocarpa 'Oscar'

Common Name: Balloon Plant

Elongated 2 1/2" balloon-like pale green pods covered with spiky hairs distinguish this milkweed with narrow, pointed foil... [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]

Asplenium 'Victoria'

Asplenium 'Victoria'

Common Name: Bird's Nest Fern
Shiny elegant fronds are bright green with very wavy, ruffled edges. Unfurling habit creates a 'bird nest' like center.

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 laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth Aster
Soft blue, little daisy shaped flowers and dark green foliage. This is a very sturdy and hardy native late bloomer. Tolerates frost and keeps blooming long after everyone else is done.

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Common Name: Calico aster

Eggplant-black foliage covered in nearly white, light pink blooms with raspberry centers. Excellent cut flower. Blooms Sep... [Read more]


Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'

Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'

Common Name:
Vibrant pink quilled flowers with yellow centers form on dome shaped mounds of dark green foliage. Sport of 'Purple Dome' has proven mildew resistance. Late season color.

Aster umbellatus

Aster umbellatus

Common Name: Flat-Topped Aster

Masses of small creamy-white daisy flowers with yellow centers bloom earlier than other asters.  Narrow leaves. ... [Read more]


Astilbe 'Little Visions in Purple'

Astilbe 'Little Visions in Purple'

Common Name:
Fuzzy raspberry-purple plumes bloom June-July above shiny dark green foliage. A selection that works in containers, too.

Astilbe arendsii 'Cappuccino'

Astilbe arendsii 'Cappuccino'

Common Name: False Spirea
So named for dark bronzy green foliage topped with foamy white blossoms that sit close to the foliage. Compact size and unique foliage also works well in containers.

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 'Little Visions in Purple'

Astilbe chinensis 'Little Visions in Purple'

Common Name: False Spirea
Fuzzy raspberry-purple plumes bloom June-July above shiny dark green foliage. A selection that works in containers, too. *SUMMER BLOOMING*

Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'

Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'

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

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Pink Lightning'

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Pink Lightning'

Common Name: False Spirea
Another staff favorite back by popular demand! Candy pink fizzy blooms pop like champagne above that lovely bronze simplicifolia foliage. The unique look is because the foliage is lobed rather than divided. Compact and well behaved, but never bori

Astilbe x 'Music™ Boogie Woogie'

Astilbe x 'Music™ Boogie Woogie'

Common Name: False Spirea
Amazing magenta flower spikes that are wonderful when grown in masses. More compact and more floriferous. Dark green ferny foliage remains dense and attractive after blooming. *SUMMER BLOOMING*

Astilbe x arendsii 'Color Flash Lime'

Astilbe x arendsii 'Color Flash Lime'

Common Name: False Spirea
Electric chartreuse foliage matures to lime green with burgundy edges. Blossoms are light pink plumes. Show off your shade! Prefers a moist area.

Astilboides tabularis

Astilboides tabularis

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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 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.

Asystasia 'You're So Vein'

Asystasia 'You're So Vein'

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Another trial from 2016 making a grand entrance. Bold, white, fish-net veining on dark green leaves is the eye-catcher for this unusual plant. Lavender trumpet shaped blooms are a welcome bonus.

Athyrium angustum forma rebellum 'Lady in Red'

Athyrium angustum forma rebellum 'Lady in Red'

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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 f. femina 'Victoriae'

Athyrium f. femina 'Victoriae'

Common Name: Lady Fern
A unique form with criss-cross pinnae forming x's on the fronds. Called the "Queen of Green" by the former curator of the New York Botanical Garden for its fabulous structure.

Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla'

Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla'

Common Name: Painted Fern
Yes, named for its size and divine color! Dark stems hold massive, arching mint and silvery fronds.

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 niponicum 'Pictum Regal Red'

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum Regal Red'

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The slightly twisting fronds of this Japanese Painted Fern are deep violet red toward the center and silvery at the edge, creating a unique and striking effect. Outstanding selection with reliable color.

Athyrium x 'Ghost'

Athyrium x 'Ghost'

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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 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.
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