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  1. Aralia Cordata Sun King, Japanese Spikenard in a perennial garden

    Ideal for shrub & foliage lovers, ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard boasts beautiful large compound leaves in a golden shade of chartreuse. ‘Sun King’ can grow upwards of ...

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    Aralia Cordata Sun King Japanese Spikenard Aralia cordata Sun King
    $29.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Ideal for shrub & foliage lovers, ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard boasts beautiful large compound leaves in a golden shade of chartreuse. ‘Sun King’ can grow upwards of four feet tall in a single season, and gives you bright color where you need it most - in your shady or part shade beds. When gardeners need to brighten and enliven their shady spaces, they increasingly turn to ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard for striking color and vigor. Small late summer flowers attract pollinators, and blue-black berries are eaten by birds. Plus, these beautiful plants are deer resistant! (Aralia cordata)
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  2. Bandwidth Miscanthus Grass

    Bandwidth' Maiden Grass PPAF is a new cultivar of Miscanthus that delivers beautiful, striated color in a smaller size without troublesome invasive reseeding issues. Bands of light ...

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    Bandwidth Miscanthus Grass Bandwidth Maiden Hair Grass PPAF Miscanthus sinensis Bandwidth PPAF
    As low as $20.98
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Bandwidth' Maiden Grass PPAF is a new cultivar of Miscanthus that delivers beautiful, striated color in a smaller size without troublesome invasive reseeding issues. Bands of light green stripe the slender leaves of this well-behaved, deer resistant perennial grass. Plant 'Bandwidth' to add a layer of soft, sophisticated texture to your garden that lasts through all four seasons. Plant in full sun. (Miscanthus sinensis)
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  3. Orange and Yellow Helenium Mardi Gras, Sneezeweed

    'Mardi Gras' Helenium adds bold late-season color to the garden, with red-orange petals edged in yellow that circle mounded, deep-brown center cones. Native to the States, Helenium i...

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    Mardi Gras Helenium Sneezeweed Mardi Grass PP#15124 Helenium Mardi Gras PP#15124
    $11.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Mardi Gras' Helenium adds bold late-season color to the garden, with red-orange petals edged in yellow that circle mounded, deep-brown center cones. Native to the States, Helenium is deer resistant and can be planted both in the garden and in containers. A butterfly favorite that blooms from summer through fall. (Helenium) PP#15124
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  4. Lipstick Lychnis

    Huge, lipstick-red blooms are offset by bronze foliage on this drought-tolerant beauty. Lychnis Lipstick will grow to be about 48” tall and is deer resistant. (Lychnis) ...

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    Lipstick Lychnis Maltese Cross Lychnis
    $16.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Huge, lipstick-red blooms are offset by bronze foliage on this drought-tolerant beauty. Lychnis Lipstick will grow to be about 48” tall and is deer resistant. (Lychnis)
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  5. Purple Callicarpa Plump & Plentiful Amethyst, Beautyberry

    Plump and Plentiful™ 'Amethyst' Beautyberry delivers on its name. Starting in September, the plant is covered in large clusters of bright-purple berries that persist from late fall...

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    Plump And Plentiful™ Amethyst Beautyberry Beautyberry Plump And Plentiful™ Amethyst Callicarpa Plump And Plentiful™ Amethyst
    $33.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Plump and Plentiful™ 'Amethyst' Beautyberry delivers on its name. Starting in September, the plant is covered in large clusters of bright-purple berries that persist from late fall into early winter. Branches are excellent for cut flower arrangements. Delicate pinkish-purple flowers line the branches in summer. Great as garden specimens, foundation plantings, and in island beds. (Callicarpa)
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  6. Doll's Eyes, White Baneberry, Actaea

    Doll’s Eyes (Actaea) is the plant that looks back at you in the landscape! A fun, North American native of moist woodlands, Doll’s Eyes is known for its distinctive white fruits...

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    Doll's Eyes (Actaea) Doll's Eyes Actaea pachypoda
    $13.98
    Per Bag of 2
    Doll’s Eyes (Actaea) is the plant that looks back at you in the landscape! A fun, North American native of moist woodlands, Doll’s Eyes is known for its distinctive white fruits that are held in clusters on top of thick red stems. When not fruiting, the soft blue-green foliage, reminiscent of astilbe, is a lovely addition to cool, shady gardens. (Actaea pachypoda)
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  7. White Dutchman's Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria

    One of America's most famous wildflowers, Dutchman's Breeches is a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart, with creamy white flowers so named for their resemble to a pair of upside-do...

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    Dutchman's Breeches Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullaria
    $18.98
    Per Bag of 3
    One of America's most famous wildflowers, Dutchman's Breeches is a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart, with creamy white flowers so named for their resemble to a pair of upside-down, hung-to-dry pants. Blooming in early spring, the delicate fern-like foliage lasts on, changing from a gray-green to pale yellow. A simple yet striking addition to the shade or woodland garden. (Dicentra cucullaria)
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  8. Jack In The Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum

    Jack in the Pulpit boasts unusual, hooded green blooms with burgundy-striped interiors that surround an upright spadix, known as the “Jack” inside each flower. Blooms evolve to ...

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    Jack in the Pulpit Jack in the Pulpit, Cobra Lily Arisaema triphyllum
    $18.98
    Per Bag of 3
    Jack in the Pulpit boasts unusual, hooded green blooms with burgundy-striped interiors that surround an upright spadix, known as the “Jack” inside each flower. Blooms evolve to produce brilliantly-red berries. A truly stunning, unique plant for the shade garden, Jack in the Pulpit can reproduce and spread over time in moist soils. (Ariseama triphyllum)
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  9. Eupatorium Baby Joe, Joe Pye Weed with Coreopsis

    'Baby Joe' Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. 'Baby J...

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    Baby Joe Dwarf Pye Weed Dwarf Pye Weed Baby Joe PP#20320 Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe PP#20320
    $11.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Baby Joe' Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. 'Baby Joe' has gorgeous purple blooms that add sweet fragrance to the late-season garden, supplying butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees with vital nectar. Deer resistant. (Eupatorium dubium) PP#20320
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  10. Bluebeard Longwood Blue, Caryopteris, Photo Credit - MGarr

    Bluebeard, sometimes called “Blue Mist Shrub” for its clouds of blue flowers borne along upright stems, is a late summer showstopper. Butterflies love drinking from the blooms. ...

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    Longwood Blue Bluebeard Bluebeard Longwood Blue, Blue Mist Spirea Caryopteris x clandonensis Longwood Blue
    $24.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Bluebeard, sometimes called “Blue Mist Shrub” for its clouds of blue flowers borne along upright stems, is a late summer showstopper. Butterflies love drinking from the blooms. ‘Longwood Blue’ is a taller selection that flowers later than other types, giving you color deep into the season. Striking when mass-planted. (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
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  11. Forsythia Lynwood Gold, Forsythia x intermedia

    Carefree Forsythia Lynwood Gold lights up the spring with its golden yellow blooms. The whole shrub produces an abundance of blooms! When colors fade, dark green foliage forms. Grea...

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    Lynwood Gold Forsythia Forsythia Lynwood Gold Forsythia x intermedia Lynwood Gold
    $29.98
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Carefree Forsythia Lynwood Gold lights up the spring with its golden yellow blooms. The whole shrub produces an abundance of blooms! When colors fade, dark green foliage forms. Great for privacy and shaping. This forsythia can reach up to 8 – 10 feet in height. (Forsythia x intermedia)
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  12. Yellow Helenium Sombrero, Sneezeweed flowers

    A compact perennial terrific for sunny native meadows and pollinator gardens as well as informal cottage gardens, ‘Sombrero’ helenium (aka sneezeweed) brings bright yellow color ...

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    Mariachi™ Sombrero Helenium Mariachi® Sombrero Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale Mariachi® Sombrero
    $19.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    A compact perennial terrific for sunny native meadows and pollinator gardens as well as informal cottage gardens, ‘Sombrero’ helenium (aka sneezeweed) brings bright yellow color to late summer and early autumn. The flower petals surround a prominent yellow cone and are held above deep green foliage for several weeks. Great cut flower. Deer resistant. (Helenium autumnale)
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  13. Red Hot Poker Alcazar, Kniphofia

    'Alcazar' Red Hot Poker brings warm, fiery color to the garden with its vibrant flower spikes. Each flame-like bloom is formed with dangling red-orange buds that open from bottom to ...

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    Red Hot Poker Alcazar Alcazar Torch Lily, Poker Plant Kniphofia Alcazar
    $16.98
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    'Alcazar' Red Hot Poker brings warm, fiery color to the garden with its vibrant flower spikes. Each flame-like bloom is formed with dangling red-orange buds that open from bottom to top, revealing faded yellow interiors. A favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies, this unusual plant is easy to grow, even for beginners. Requires full sun. (Kniphofia)
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  14. Turtlehead Rosea, Chelone obliqua

    'Rosea' Turtlehead will burst into bloom in late summer, when most other flowers have faded. This gorgeous native has showy, rose-pink clusters of unusual blooms (said to resemble op...

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    Rosea Turtlehead Rosea Turtlehead Chelone obliqua Rosea
    $9.98
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    'Rosea' Turtlehead will burst into bloom in late summer, when most other flowers have faded. This gorgeous native has showy, rose-pink clusters of unusual blooms (said to resemble open-mouthed turtles) that sit atop 2-3' tall plants with leafy green foliage. Beautiful when planted en masse, and tolerant of moist soils and wetlands, Turtlehead makes a unique addition to full sun and part shade gardens. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Chelone obliqua)
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  15. Penstemon Red Riding Hood, Bearded Tongue

    'Red Riding Hood' Penstemon has bold, cherry-red spikes that form on compact, upright foliage and act as a magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies. This easy-to-grow perennial makes ...

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    Red Riding Hood Penstemon Red Riding Hood Beardtongue PP#18950 Penstemon Red Riding Hood PP#18950
    $12.98
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Red Riding Hood' Penstemon has bold, cherry-red spikes that form on compact, upright foliage and act as a magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies. This easy-to-grow perennial makes a unique, vibrant statement in the garden and is lovely when cut for bouquets. Drought-tolerant. (Penstemon) PP#18950
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  16. White Joe Pye Weed Chocolate, Eupatorium rugosum, Joe Pye Weed

    This easy-to-grow variety of Joe Pye Weed boasts mounds of dark, bronze-purple leaves and deep stems. Fragrant, pure-white flowers attract butterflies to the late summer garden and t...

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    Chocolate Joe Pye Weed Chocolate Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate or Ageratina altissima
    $11.98
    Per Plant - 2" Pot
    This easy-to-grow variety of Joe Pye Weed boasts mounds of dark, bronze-purple leaves and deep stems. Fragrant, pure-white flowers attract butterflies to the late summer garden and this compact variety grows to be 36-48" tall. (Eupatorium rugosum)
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  17. Orange Blackberry Lily, Iris domestica

    Blackberry Lily, sometimes called Leopard Lily, produces sword-like leaves topped by stunning orange flowers that are thickly mottled with crimson-red spots. Technically an iris, na...

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    Blackberry Lily Blackberry Lily Iris domestica, Belamcanda chinensis
    $18.98
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    Blackberry Lily, sometimes called Leopard Lily, produces sword-like leaves topped by stunning orange flowers that are thickly mottled with crimson-red spots. Technically an iris, native Blackberry Lily is quite easy to care for and often blooms in its first year. Excellent in cut flower arrnagements whether fresh or dried, this plant also produces blackish berries that look lovely in a vase. (Iris domestica)
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  18. Green Flowering Spurge Ascot Rainbow, Euphorbia martinii, Flowering Spurge

    'Ascot Rainbow' Euphorbia PP21401, also known as Flowering Spurge, has colorful, variegated foliage that lasts from spring to fall. Green leaf blades trimmed with creamy yellow edges...

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    Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow Flowering Spurge PP#21401 Euphorbia martinii Ascot Rainbow PP#21401
    $13.98
    Per Plant - 2" Pot
    'Ascot Rainbow' Euphorbia PP21401, also known as Flowering Spurge, has colorful, variegated foliage that lasts from spring to fall. Green leaf blades trimmed with creamy yellow edges transition to deep pink as cooler temperatures arrive. Its foliage is topped with petite, variegated lime green flowers that feature crimson red centers. Flowering Spurge is easy-to-grow, drought tolerant and unappealing to deer. (Euphorbia martinii)
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  19. Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix, Alcea rosea, Hollyhock

    Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix flowers in a mix of luscious colors, on strong, tall stems. Commonly planted in the garden's back row to add another level of color, Hollyhocks are also...

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    Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix Alcea rosea Chater's Double Mix
    $17.98
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    Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix flowers in a mix of luscious colors, on strong, tall stems. Commonly planted in the garden's back row to add another level of color, Hollyhocks are also good for screening unsightly areas and planting along a fenceline to add an extra layer of privacy. Blooms appear in mid summer and last through fall. Prefers full sun. (Alcea rosea)
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  20. Purple Liatris spicata Violet, Liatris spicata, Blazing Star or Gayfeather

    This butterfly magnet produces a low clump of grassy looking leaves topped by tall spikes of bright magenta-purple hues which make for excellent cut flowers beginning in midsummer. (...

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    Floristan Violet Blazing Star Floristan Violet Blazing Star, Gayfeather Liatris spicata Floristan Violet
    $24.98
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    This butterfly magnet produces a low clump of grassy looking leaves topped by tall spikes of bright magenta-purple hues which make for excellent cut flowers beginning in midsummer. (Liatris spicata)
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  21. Purple Balloon Flower Sentimental Blue, Platycodon grandiflorus, Balloon Flower

    A magnet for birds, this old favorite is great for edging the border and using in rock gardens. Or, plant it in pots so you can enjoy those beautiful puffy blooms up close. (Platycod...

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    Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower Platycodon grandiflorus Sentimental Blue
    $14.98
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    A magnet for birds, this old favorite is great for edging the border and using in rock gardens. Or, plant it in pots so you can enjoy those beautiful puffy blooms up close. (Platycodon grandiflorus)
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  22. Blue Echinops Veitch's Blue, Echinops ritro, Globe Thistle

    'Veitch’s Blue' Echinops (also called small globe thistle) is a unique stand out in the full-sun garden. Showy, golf ball-shaped flowers are true blue. A hardy, low maintenance pla...

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    Veitch's Blue Echinops Veitch's Blue Globe Thistle Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue
    $25.98
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    'Veitch’s Blue' Echinops (also called small globe thistle) is a unique stand out in the full-sun garden. Showy, golf ball-shaped flowers are true blue. A hardy, low maintenance plant, 'Veitch's Blue' is a great choice for dry soils and low rainfall areas, becoming drought-tolerant after reaching maturity. (Echinops ritro)
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Unique Perennials

A little bit of everything!

Plant an amusement park of flowering wonders with these unique perennials! Chosen for their unusual blooms, exotic foliage and striking growth habits, these plants will inspire compliments and admiration from friends and neighbors. And like all perennials, they'll grow stronger and less-fussy with every passing year, leaving you with less work and more extraordinary flowers as they age.

Unique perennials are your chance to get truly creative in the garden. Choose a few of these showpiece plants to 'frame' with foliage-rich ferns, hostas or thyme, or plant an entire palette of rare beauties.

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