Trudy’s Tried and Terrific

Trudys Tried and Terrific

Trudy’s Tried and Terrific have stood the test of time. These are popular plants that have survived the introduction of countless new varieties. They are dependable, long-blooming, low maintenance super stars.

Aralia Sun King

Aralia or Spikenard  Sun King

This hardy but tropical looking perennial brightens up the shade garden with its large bright gold leaves. color is greener in deep shade. Tiny white flowers develop into purple-black berries in fall. 3 ft tall and wide. 2020 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year!

Ceratostigma Plumbago Ceratostigma or Plumbago
An excellent ground cover with loads of late summer interest. Sky blue flowers begin in mid summer and persist until a hard frost. Green summer foliage slowly matures to brilliant bronze-red by fall.
 Dianthus Frosty Fire

Dianthus or Pinks Frosty Fire

Attractive blue-green foliage, a compact mounding habit and flowers that bloom most of the summer and again in the fall. Requires good drainage, 6-7 inches tall.

Dicentra Gold Heart

Dicentra or Bleeding Heart Gold Heart

Bright yellow folage sports  arching sprays of large pink and white heart-shaped blossoms. Goes dormant in very hot weather. 18-24 inches tall.

 Coneflower Pow Wow

Echinacea or Coneflower Pow Wow Wildberry

Pow Wow Wildberry is the new standard in dwarf purple coneflower. Pow Wow is smothered with bright pink-purple daisy flowers all summer. It is compact, well-branched, has clean foliage and stands 18-24 inches tall.

 Gaillardia Arizona Apricot

Gaillardia  or Blanket Flower Arizona Apricot

A soft color pallet and compact habit. Large 3 in apricot flowers with yellow tips and a darker orange center cover the uniform mound almost all summer. Heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant.

 Daylily Going Bananas

Hemerocallis or Daylily Going Bananas

You’ll go bananas for this daylily with its large lemon-yellow flowers that bloom almost continually until early fall. Each stalk can have 10-15 blooms!  Plants are 18-22 inches tall.

Hosta 'Island Breeze'

Hosta Island Breeze

Wide green margins contrast with bright yellow centers in spring. Centers turn chartruese in shade but stay yellow with some sun. Showy red stems. 12 inches.

 Huechera Caramel

Heuchera or Coral Bells Caramel

Vigorous growth and dense robust habit. Leaves range in color from apricot to amber depending on light and temperature. 12 inches.

Heuchera Berry Timeless

Heuchera or Coral Bells Berry Timeless

Berry Timeless has exceptional flowers that last all summer. Flowers hold their color as they dry. Light mint-green foliage. Foliage is 8-10, flower scapes reach 18-20 inches.

 Shasta Daisy Daisy May

Leucanthemum or Shasta Daisy Daisy May

The best new short shasta daisy on the market!  Compact, sturdy, forms a dome of  solid white flowers. 3 inch single pure white flowers, 20 inches tall. Blooms right up until frost. Butterfly magnet.

Perovskia Denim & Lace

Perovskia or Russian Sage Denim ‘n Lace

A much improved, well behaved Russian sage. Compact, strong stems with an upright habit. lace-like, bright sky-blue flowers. Great late season color. Deer resistant. 28-32 inches

Phlox David

Phlox David

This highly fragrant, study white phlox has been around for a while but still holds a special place in any perennial garden. David blooms in mid to late summer when other perennials are going dormant. It is pure white, well behaved and plain lovely. 36-40 inches

Black-Eyed Susan Little Goldstar

Rudbekia or Black- Eyed Susan Little Goldstar

The best new dwarf Black-Eyed Susan available.  Forms a compact, dome-shaped clump of golden yellow flowers. Just 14-16 inches tall. Looks great in a pot.

 Salvia New Dimensions Blue

Salvia New Dimensions Blue

Bright purple-blue flowers on strong upright stems. Forms a compact 14-18 inch mound. Heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant.


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