Cool New Perennials

 

Here are some newer varieties of perennials that have only been out a few years. Let us know if you’re looking for something in particular. Trudy can get just about anything if you’re willing to be patient. Her e-mail is effinger@effingergarden.com. Or send us a Facebook message via messenger.

Yarrow Firefly Amethyst

Achillea or Yarrow Firefly Amethyst

Bright lavender pink flowers age to light pink. Billowy habit. Blooms early to midsummer. Great cut flower. 18-22 inches.

Yarrow Firefly Sunshine

Achillea or Yarrow Firefly Sunshine

One of the very best yarrows for lasting summer color. Bright yellw flowers contarst with dark green gray foliage. Upright habit. 28-30 inches

  allium

Allium or Ornamental Onion Millenium

A profusion of large 2 in round, bright rosy purple flower clusters on strong stems bloom mid to late summer.  Forms a perfect, compact upright clump of glossy green leaves. A bee and butterfly magnet. 15-20 inches

Anemone WILD SWAN™

Anemone Wild Swan

Huge 3 inch white flowers with lilac-blue bands. Blooms from late spring until frost. Morning sun, afternoon shade is best. 20 inches tall.

Coreopsis UPTICK™ Gold & Bronze

Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze

Large golden yellow flowers with bronze-red centers. Tidy mounded habit looks great all summer. 12-14 inches

Clematis Stand By Me

Clematis Stand by Me

Bush form of clematis with blue bell-shaped flowers May thru June and some rebloom in later summer months. Attractive cream seed heads. Benefits from a stake, cage or neighboring plant for support. 34-38 inches.

Dianthus 'Maraschino'

Dianthus Maraschino

Hot cherry red double flowers have a dark burgundy eye. The spiky clump of silver blue foliage remains attractive all summer. 8-10 inches

Dianthus cute as a Button

Dianthus Cute As A Button

Semi-double bright pink flowers have a deep red eye and serrated edges. Blue-green foliage is attractive all summer. 6-8 inches

 Echinacea DOUBLE SCOOP™ Mandarin

Echinacea or Coneflower ‘Double Scoop Mandarin’

Large, 4 inch wide fluorescent orange pop-pom flowers on short strong stems. With age, flowers take on a dark rosy pink tone. 18- 22 inches tall. Blooms all summer long.

 Echinacea Sombrero Salsa Red

Echinacea or Coneflower ‘Sombrero Salsa Red’

Spicy red-orange blossoms with an orange-brown center cone  are produce all summer atop a well-branched sturdy plant.  24-26 inches.

Geranium Boom Chocolatta

Geranium Boom Chocolatta

A hardy geranium with dark bronze leaves and an upright habit. Blue-purple flowers cover the plant in earrly to mid summer. More vigorous than older varieties. 24-26 inches.

Hibiscus 'Holy Grail'

Hibiscus ‘Holy Grail’

Incredible dark, near -black leaves with 8-9 inch deep red flowers. The red and black colors are strikingly showy. 4 ft. Blooms late summer.

 Heuchera Black Pearl

Heuchera or Coral Bells Primo ‘Black Pearl’

Meet the new standard in black coral bells. Forms a dense habit of shiny jet black leaves with scalloped, ruffled edges and rosy purple undersides. Keeps its intense black color even in the sun! White flowers. 18-20 inches.

 Heuchera Twist of Lime

Heuchera or Coral Bells Twist of Lime

An incredible wavy, chartreuse-yellow leaves. One of the brightest yellow coral bells. Best color is in dappled shade or early morning sun. Cream flowers in late spring. 8-10 inches.

 Heucherella Pumpkin Spice

Heucherella or Foamy Bells Pumpkin Spice

Bronze red lobed leaves emerge in late spring and holds their color well into early summer. Mahogany colored centers. Cream colored flowers bloom atop dark red stems. 8-10 inches

Hosta Autumn Frost

Hosta Autumn Frost

Leaves emerge frosty blue-green with a wide yellow margin in spring and then turn green with a creamy white margin. One of the showiest of all hostas. Light lavender flowers. 12 inches tall.

Hosta Coast to Coast

Hosta Coast to Coast

This giant solid gold hosta makes a striking specimen. Emerges chartreuse -yellow then turns lighter gold in the summer. Thick puckered wavy leaves form an upright vase shaped clump. 30 inches.

 Hosta Curly Fries

Hosta Curly Fries

This hosta forms a clump of extremely rippled narrow leaves. Chartreuse foliage is best with a bit of morning sun. A little hosta, just 6 inches tall.

 Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

Another small hosta like ‘Curly Fries’ above that’s only 8 inches tall. Thick heart-shaped leaves are bluish green. Forms a perfect symmetrical mound with clusters of lavender bell-shaped flowers.

Leucanthemum superbum 'Whoops-a-Daisy'

Shasta Daisy ‘Whoops-a -Daisy’

Forms an exceptionally dense, rounded ball-shaped mound of dark green foliage blanketed by large 3-4 inch white flowers with gold centers. Great in the ground or in a container. 15-18 inches.

Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush'

Rudbekia or Black-Eyed Susan ‘American Goldrush’

An important source of late season  color. A dome shaped mound of golden yellow flowers with black centers in August and September. 22-26 inches tall.

 

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