Our proven, field-grown perennials are available in 1-gallon pots for only $6 apiece or 4 for $20. Once you purchase 4 pots, they are just $5 each. All of them are 100% guaranteed. If they do not thrive for you (and I'm quite sure they will) I will replace them. Because my perennials are field grown and most are overwintered, they are very hardy and acclimatized to this area. Below is a list of the varieties that we offer.
We pot these plants up as they go dormant, then overwinter them right here in Leelanau County, so they are solidly established and guaranteed to grow. In the spring, we do inevitably start to sell out, so if you are looking for a specific variety, contact us for availability and to place a custom order. We can set the plants aside and care for them until you are ready to pick them up!
Click on the plant names below to see photos of the plants and the flowers they produce:
- Asters, Alma Potschke - Magenta clusters of flowers on tall sturdy stems. Gorgeous; the last thing to bloom in September. Loves full sun or partial shade; 3 feet tall.
- Astilbe, pink - NOT AVAILABLE - Feathery pink plumes on deep green stems. Blooms in late June. Mine do well in full sun but I know that Astilbe loves shade as well. 2 feet tall.
- Bearded Iris - Will be either blue or peach. Generously sized divisions. Late June bloomer; each flower a work of art.
- Bee balm, pink - WILL DIG IN SPRING - I love this plant because the cloud of true pink blossoms it makes in July is so prolific. Also, the leaves, when torn in half, produce the most amazing lemony scent. Loves full sun, spreads via runners. In addition to helping our bees, it also attracts hummingbirds too.
- Catmint - Green-grey foliage in well behaved mounds send up deep blue spikes in June. Great plant for landscaping and also for producing romantic bouquets. 2 feet tall, loves full sun.
- Coral bells - Mine are a deep coral pink and spikes are no more than a foot tall. Perfect for the front of the border. The make a beautiful impression and the delicate bells make a striking addition to my mason jar sized bouquets. Mine do great in full sun but they also perform well in partial shade. Leaves are deep green, not purple like some varieties.
- Heliopsis (False sunflower) - This is a great perennial that blooms in sun or part shade and grows 3 to 4 feet tall. Great for the back of the border. Sunny yellow flowers bloom in late July and again in the fall.
- Kniphofia - Also called Tritoma or red hot poker. These plants produce spikes of upright, brightly-colored, red-to-orange flowers. This gives names such as "torch" and "red hot poker" to many of them. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles.
- Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla) - The chartreuse color of the tiny sprays of flowers are great for contrast in the garden. Silvery green leaves are covered in soft down and are beautiful as they catch raindrops and hold them like diamonds in the center of the leaf.
- Lamb's ear - Named so for its soft, fuzzy leaf. Also features lavender spikes that look great with peonies. Great edging plant. Loves full sun.
- Lilies - 3 large bulbs per pot, assorted colors of L.A. hybrid type. All stunning. Plant any time. July bloomers, 2-2.5 feet tall. Loves full sun. A showstopper in any garden, easy to grow. Varieties available: Pavia (yellow) , Honesty (soft orange), Original Love (burgundy), Royal Sunset (orange), Casino Royale (orange) , Merlet (pink), Couplet (pale pink and white), Courier (cream colored)
- Lysimachia - Thrives in rich, moist soil or wet, sunny locations. 12" yellow spikes of flowers are set on 24-30" plants. Naturalizes well to provide June and July bloom.
- Oregano - Fragrant filler and great for the kitchen garden. Pots are stuffed. Plant in a pot on the deck where you can enjoy and clip for sauces and salads. Grows anywhere!
- Phlox, lavender - 3-4 feet tall; large flower clusters make a big impression with August blooms. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Does well in sun or part shade. A garden workhorse!
- Phlox, pink - Same as above except gorgeous deep pink color.
- Phlox, white "David" - Mildew resistant, 3-4 feet tall, big, puffy white August blooms, does well in full sun or part shade.
- Rudbeckia, "Goldstrum" - Or better known as black-eyed Susans. August bloomer, 2-3 feet tall, does great in full sun or part shade. Prolific spreader.
- Russian sage - WILL DIG IN SPRING - Wispy blue spikes on silver gray foliage. Nice contrast in the garden; grows 2-3 feet and shows color in late July.
- Sedum, Autumn Joy - What a winner. Blooms in September on thick stems with pinkish heads. A fantastic plant for a foundation that looks good from start to finish.
- Shasta daisies - Late June bloomers, 3-4 feet tall, classic daisies on sturdy stems last forever in the garden and in the vase, easy to grow in sun or part shade.
- Spiderwort, purple - This is a compact plant that features purple flowers on spear-like foliage. Mine does great in full sun and it also performs well in partial shade. Spiderwort can be compared to daylilies, because their blossoms last for just a day, but many buds provide continual color. This is not a cut flower plant, but I like it anyway and have it in the garden because it is pretty. It would do well hiding a foundation or along a driveway.
- Tansy - Tall (4- 5 feet) back of the border plant loves full sun and features button shaped sprays of lemon yellow flowers in August. Prolific spreader.
- Veronica - Long lasting bluish-purple spikey flowers with glossy green foliage. Blooms in sun or partial shade in July, about 3 feet tall. A great addition to any garden and one of my all-time favorites.
- Yarrow, burgundy - Same as pink yarrow (below), but blooms in late June.
- Yarrow, pink - Blooms in July with orchid pink flowers. Makes a statement all by itself, or is a nice accent in a bouquet. Does well in full sun or part shade.
- Yarrow, yellow - Lovely silver-green foliage, bright yellow flowers, compact habit, 2-3 feet tall, blooms late June; long lasting flowers provide constant color for a month or more. Likes full sun; remains beautiful even in the face of drought.
- Yarrow, tall yellow - Same as above, except flowers are dusty yellow, taller and bloom in July after shorter yarrow is done. Great to have both for constant color all summer.