Plants That I Added to My 2016 Garden

Anemone September Charm Credit American Meadows

Blossom, Bloom, Pink, Flower, Fall Anemone

Blossom, Bloom, Pink, Flower, Fall Anemone

Baptisia False Indigo Credit Missouri Botanical Garden

Butterfly Bushes

Evil Ways

Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to September
Bloom Description: Dark purple

Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti – 24″ – 30″

Earlybird Cardinal

Daylily – Earlybird Cardinal – 21″

4″ bloom, 21″ tall, Extra Early Season + rebloom, Evergreen

Acclaimed as a breakthrough in reblooming reds, Earlybird Cardinal is among the earliest to bloom, and can rebloom up to 4 times a year, showing 100 days of color or more. Forms an attractive clump covered with plentiful watermelon red flowers.

Daylily – Happy Returns

3 1/8″ bloom, 18″ tall, Extra-Early Season + rebloom, Dormant

We can’t remember how many times we’ve been asked “What else do you have that blooms like Stella de Oro?”. Well, here it is… identical to Stella de Oro except that the blooms are a clear light yellow. Blooms from early season until frost. Fragrant.

Betony – Stachys hummelo

Delphinium Blue Mirror – 24″


Cardinal Red Twig Dogwood Cornus sericea “Cardinal
Grows 10′ x 10′


Foxglove – Camelot Mix – 3′ – 4′ tall in the following shades:
Cream, White, Rose, & Lavender

Foxglove – Dalmatian Mix 3′  – 4′

Geranium Alpenglow – A perennial geranium

Gypsophila Summer Sparkles


Iris – Small Blue and White Bearded Iris

Iris 'Summer Olympics'

Iris Summer Olympics Credit

Kerria Japonica – Japnese Rose

A deciduous woodland shrub with small, yellow blooms in spring.
Kerria likes shade and its flowers fade in too much sun.
Grows to a height of 5′-10′


Lavender – Provence Blue – 16″ – 20″ tall
Highly Fragrant and Edible


Lilac, Common Purple

“The Common Purple Lilac (Syringa Vulgaris) is the most popular lilac variety.  It provides fantastic spring color every year without fail.

In the spring, your Lilac will burst into bloom. Lovely clusters of lavender flowers sit against dark green, heart-shaped leaves, and the fragrance is just delightful. These plants are so aromatic butterflies and hummingbirds find them irresistible.

 Although it’s been recreated for perfumes and candles, nothing compares to the scent of fresh Lilac. The fragrance is captivating; literally spring will be in the air for weeks, if not months.

Planted in any sunny spot in your yard, the Lilac will thrive in most any soil and can withstand even severe winters. This shrub has been a favorite for decades because you can essentially plant it and ignore it.

Your Lilac will grow quickly to a height of 8-10 feet making it a stunning choice as a hedge or privacy screen, but it’s also lovely as an accent plant.” Full Article Here

Lilac Miss Kim

This upright, compact lilac blooms later than others, extending the season with deep purple buds that reveal clusters of highly fragrant, lavender blue flowers. Foliage is burgundy-tinged in fall. Read More Here  Grows to be 6′ – 8′ tall.

Lilac Wonderblue

Lily, Blossom, Bloom, Garden Lily, Flower, Plant

Lily Asiatic – Stargazer

Lupins, Flowers, Lupine, Nature, Bloom, ColorfulLily, Blossom, Bloom, Garden Lily, Flower, Plant

Lupins, Plant, Flowers, Purple, Violet, Summer

Lupine Popsicle

Wonderblue Lilac, Syringa vulgaris ‘Wonderblue’, is a variety of lilac that is a slower grower and the branching is compact. It produces single, sky-blue flowers of good fragrance that are excellent for cutting. The small mounded shape lends itself to use in limited spaces of the landscape.

This semi-dwarf, upright, oval shaped cultivar is expected to grow into a suckering shrub that reaches 4-5 feet tall and 5-6 feet in width. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds and requires average water needs; water regularly; do not overwater.

Wonderblue prefers full sun, good drainage and air circulation. It tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. Read More Here 

Mazus Reptans – Blue Mazus

Mazus reptans is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for use as a groundcover in gardens and container gardening.[1] Creeping mazus can quickly form a dense ground-hugging carpet of bright green foliage, with showy seasonal flowers.[1] It’s fingernail sized lance-shaped toothed leaves typically remain green throughout the growing season, and it is evergreen in hardiness zones 5—8.[1] It spreads quickly due to the stems rooting.

The plant is best grown in moist but well-drained soil, receiving irrigation from ‘average’ up to 30 centimetres (12 in)/year. It prefers protected full sun to half-shade locations.[1]

Creeping mazus is used in smaller open areas, between stepping stones in paths and patios, a trailing plant in pots, and in flower beds.[1]

It can also be used as a beneficial ground cover for grape vines (Vitis spp.),[2] or the spring foliage of bulbs. From Wikipedia

Oakleaf Hydrangea

“Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly called oak leaf hydrangea, is an upright, broad-rounded, suckering, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6′ (less frequently to 8′) tall. It is native to bluffs, moist woods, ravines and stream banks from Georgia to Florida to Louisiana. It is noted for producing pyramidal panicles of white flowers in summer on exfoliating branches clad with large, 3-7 lobed, oak-like, dark green leaves.

“Genus name comes from hydor meaning water and aggeion meaning vessel in reference to the cup-like capsular fruit.” See Full Article Here

The Oakleaf Hydrangea is also noted for its fall coloring

Peony Albertie








Salvia Blue Hill

Tradescantia Concord Grape

Viola – Blue Moon

Yarrow – Moonshine – Sunset’s 20 Best Perennials Here

Yarrow – New Vintage Red

Wisteria – Amethyst Falls

Amethyst Falls is the American variety of wisteria and it is less invasive than the Asian wisteria.

Zebrina Hollyhock Mallow [Zebra Mallow, Striped Mallow]

“Zebrina Mallow is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This perennial will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration: Self-Seeding “

Mulch the roots in winter.

“An old Cottage-garden favourite, this cousin to the Hollyhock has similar satiny flowers in a soft lavender-purple shade, exotically striped with deep maroon veins. It forms an upright, bushy mound that may need to be staked if grown in rich soil. This is a short-lived perennial or biennial, often flowering itself to death in the first year, but coming back the next year from self-sown seedlings. Excellent in containers, or the sunny border. In cold regions this is well worth growing, because of the long blooming season. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Also known as Striped Mallow.”

“Known as common mallow to English speaking Europeans,[3] it acquired the common names of cheeses, high mallow and tall mallow (mauve des bois by the French)[4] as it migrated from its native home in Western Europe, North Africa and Asia through the English speaking world.[5] M. sylvestris is a vigorously healthy plant with showy flowers of bright mauve-purple, with dark veins; a handsome plant, often standing 3 or 4 feet (1 m) high and growing freely in fields, hedgerows and in fallow fields.[6]…

“Malva sylvestris is a spreading[3] herb,[12] which is a…biennial[5][8] in the Mediterranean[7] and a perennial elsewhere[7][12] Three feet (one meter) tall,[3][6] (3 meters has been observed in a wild or escaped from cultivation setting, and several cultivated plants of 2 meter or more in height[7]) with a growth habit which can be straight[8] or decumbent,[3][12] branched and covered with fine soft hairs or none at all,[8] M. sylvestris is pleasing in appearance when it first starts to flower, but as the summer advances, “the leaves lose their deep green color and the stems assume a ragged appearance”.[6]….

“In 1931 Maud Grieve wrote that the “use of this species of Mallow has been much superseded by Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis), which possesses its valuable properties in a superior degree, but it is still a favourite remedy with country people where Marsh Mallow is not obtainable.”[6]

In the past, the flowers were spread on doorways and woven into garlands or chaplets for celebrating May Day.[6]
The young leaves when boiled is a wholesome vegetable[6] and was eaten in several parts of Europe in the 19th century.[13]
M. sylvastris has been used medicinally since ancient times,[14] and is still used in modern phytotherapy.[15][16] Mucilage is present in many of the Malvaceae family including M. Sylvastris,[17][18] especially the fruit.[19] The seeds are used internally in a decoction or herbal tea[20] as a demulcent and diuretic,[13][19] and the leaves made into poultices as an emollient for external applications.[19] Mallow can also be taken internally for its laxative effect.[14][16][21][15]
The species has long been used as a natural yellow dye,[22] perhaps more recently, cream color, yellow and green dyes can be obtained from the plant and the seeds.[23] A tincture of the flowers can make a very sensitive test for alkalis.[6]” Wikipedia


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