PHLOX Bambini® Candy Crush

PHLOX Bambini® Desire

It took 7 years to develop this winning Phlox series that is truly compact. It features large flower heads of pink and white pinwheel that are very fragrant. Forms a compact mound of disease-resistant foliage.

PHLOX Bambini® Candy Crush is a very compact plant yet still produces large colorful flower heads of pink and white pinwheel flowers. Phlox Bambini® Desire is also very compact with large hot pink pinwheel flowers. Both bloom earlier and often rebloom if deadheaded. They also exhibit good mildew resistance.

HOSTA ‘Brother Stefan’ Hosta of the Year 2017

Described by many as the most spectacular hosta they have ever seen, Brother Stephan has beautiful gold-centered leaves which are framed by a wide medium green border. In spring a glaucous waxy coating makes the green margin look more blue and the center more chartreuse. Slug-resistant thick leaves have great substance and are nicely corrugated. Clump can reach 3' across and is topped with white flowers in late spring. The margin size varies between ½" to 3". Named to honor the hybridizer, Olga Petryszyn's, brother. Spectacular!

TRICYRTIS  formosana Sunny Spirit™ (Japanese Toad Lily)

With creamy white and green variegated foliage, this toad lily features white to pale lilac flowers with dark purple spots in fall. It is used as a border or mass planting in shade gardens.

SEMPERVIVUM  Chick Charms ‘Golden Nugget’        

This fantastic new succulent is a kaleidoscope of color. Gold leaves are edged with a red picotee in spring, turning to lime green in the summer, back to a deeper gold and red in the autumn, and in winter it becomes a vibrant red hue. Excellent for rock gardens and container planting.


Walk through our gardens and enjoy the many perennials and shrubs in their full glory

Add these to your garden this year!

ASTILBE millefolium ‘Sunny Seduction’

Plants are midsized and upright, with very uniform blooming over a long season. This selection has clusters of soft butter-yellow flowers, with grey-green foliage. Excellent for cutting. Nice in the border and for massed planting. Deadheading faded blooms should encourage more buds to form. Likely to prove hardy down to Zone 3 or colder.

CHELONE glabra (Turtlehead)  ‘Hot Lips’

Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. Plants form an upright, bushy mound of shiny green foliage, bronzy-green early in the season. In late summer, plants form upright stems of large rosy-pink hooded flowers. Best in a shady, moist or wet site, they also adapt well to average border conditions. Terrific at the waterside. Excellent for cutting. Showy and long lived. Attractive to butterflies. Plants are easily divided in spring.

HEMEROCALLIS ‘Fragrant Returns’

Lightly ruffled blossoms in lovely lemon chiffon hues fill the air with their sweet perfume over a long season. Plant this fragrant rebloomer in proximity to outdoor seating areas or open windows where you can best enjoy the scent. Plants are shorter and work well in containers, too.

Daylilies offer glorious flowers in every shade except blue, a long season of bloom (though individual flowers last but a day), and robust growth that makes them easy to transplant, easy to maintain, quick to multiply, and resistant to pests. They make a carefree and colorful ground cover.

HELLEBORUS ‘Candy Love’ (Lenten Rose, Hellebore)

This superior, incredibly floriferous selection makes a wonderful potted plant and permanent, deer proof, drought tolerant addition to any shady spot. They are sturdy and vigorous with leathery evergreen leaves covered in a veil of beautiful powder-grey. Big, outfacing blooms are held well above the foliage, developing a greenish tinge as they mature. Blooming will begin in the winter months in mild regions and last well into the warmer days of spring.


Compact twining vine with large bright red-pink flowers with violet tints, white tips and creamy-white stamens. Blooms from June to September. Prune hard in spring. Prefers rich cool moist well drained soil. Sun or shade.

The number of different types of perennials available has increased more than any other type of plants in the last forty years.  Our offerings of perennials for sun and shade have grown to over 150 varieties, with new perennials available each year.


Each year the Perennial Plant Association chooses a plant of the year.
This year's choice is

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed

One of our showiest native wildflowers, butterfly weed is long-lived and is a great addition to a sunny garden. As the common name suggests, these plants are butterfly magnets, featuring clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers which bloom from late spring through summer. The flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and the leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.

   Butterfly weed is a tuberous rooted perennial, growing 1-3' tall, is very drought tolerant, and grows easily in any well-drained soil. New growth tends to emerge late in the spring, and mature plants may freely self-seed in the landscape if seed pods are not removed. Grow Asclepias tuberosa in butterfly gardens, meadows, naturalized/native plant areas, and in sunny borders.     

Asclepias tuberosa

 joins the following past winners of
Perennial Plants of the Year:

2016 Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’

2015 Geranium X cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’

2014 Northwind Switchgrass

2013 Variegated Solomon’s Seal

2012 Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

2011 Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas Blue Star

2010 False Blue Indigo (Baptisa australis)

2009 Hakonechloa 'Aureola'

2008 Geranium 'Rozanne'

2007 Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

2006 Dianthus 'Firewitch'

2005 Lenten rose (Helleborus)

2004 Japanese painted fern

2003 'Becky' Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum)

1999 'Goldsturm' Rudbeckia (Black-eyed


1998 Echinacea 'Magnus' (coneflower)

We stock all of these award winners and many more reliable, interesting, and colorful perennials

Plants that come back year after year


To view a list of all the perennials Plantscape has to offer in 2017