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Exciting New Perennials In Our Store Now

It’s an exciting time of year for any gardener who loves to add new items to their perennial beds.

Coreopsis Enchanted Eve “Lil Bang”

Coreopsis Enchanted Eve “Lil Bang”

A petite Coreopsis with buttery yellow blossoms that bloom all summer long. This plant will look great in containers, as a border planting or even in a rock garden. The flowers are sterile, so deadheading is not necessary. This plant is hardy Zone 5-9, grows 8 to 12” tall and has a spread between 12 and 18”, and grows best in full sun.

Echinadea “Delicious Candy”

Echinadea “Delicious Candy”

Is truly a standout among Echinacea. It’s bright magenta, double pom-pom is wonderfully sized and will hold its color over a long period of time. The blooms last well cut or dried; but when left on the plant, the seeds in the flower heads provide nourishment for your favorite birds! This plant requires full sun and blooms from late June to frost. It tops out at 18-24” tall with a spread of 18-24”.

Delphinium “Aurora Deep Purple”

Delphinium “Aurora Deep Purple”

Is an absolute show stopper! It features tall spires of royal purple, semi-double flowers each with a white center. Excellent for cutting. Trim back spent stems to the base to encourage repeat bloom later in the autumn. Be on the watch for aphids, slugs and powdery mildew, all common problems with Delphiniums. Staking the individual flower stems in June as they begin to elongate is wise, to help avoid wind damage. At 3-4 feet tall and spaced approximately 12-18” from neighboring plants, it is truly a statement plant.

Japanese Aster “Daisy Mae”

Japanese Aster “Daisy Mae”

This is one perennial that could become a summertime favorite. It’s easy to grow, loves heat and humidity, and its white daisies don’t stop. An occasional clipping will keep the blooms coming and improve overall appearance. This plant prefers sun and well-drained soil. At 20-24” tall with an 18-24” spread, it is deer resistant and drought tolerant.