Certain plants need some sun to bloom but not too much! If you’re gardening in a yard that escapes the afternoon sun, you’ve got some great options. The Bloom-a-thon Azalea is a newer variety of Azalea that blooms in the spring and again in the fall. Make sure you plant them a little high and add a lot of peat moss to the soil. Love the look of Hydrangeas? Try a re-bloomer like Endless Summer, or the colorful Cityline Paris Hydrangeas. For evergreens, we suggest the Mountain Fire Pieris Japonica. It blooms delicate white flowers in the spring and bright red in the leaves of new growth.
All Plants Are Available on a Seasonal Basis
In mid to late spring, single flowers are produced on wiry stems up to 10” tall above the foliage. Each 1” star-like flower is a bright but soft pink with fringed edges and a red band surrounding the white throat. The plant is generally completely covered with flowers, remaining in bloom for several weeks.
Big Blue Liriope is an evergreen perennial grown for its attractive foliage. This beautiful flowering ground cover blooms in late summer and is favored for its ability to thrive in dry shady areas.
Bountiful cherry-red flowers from summer through fall amoungst rich green leaves give you longlasting color in a shrub that offers size to your landscape.
Very different from the traditional tall spiky Delphiniums, this strain forms a low, bushy mound of lacy green leaves. Plants bear loose sprays of single blooms all summer long, in a gorgeous electric blue shade featuring a purple spot on each petal.
The common elderberry is a deciduous shrub with bright white flowers and small, dark berries. Known by many different names, including black elderberry and American black elderberry, this shrub makes a lovely addition to any garden or landscape thanks to its lush green leaves, sprays of flowers, and edible fruits.
Flamenco plants will flower the first year even though a perennial to zone 5. The flower spikes contain tubular blooms that are attractive to hummingbirds. The mature plants may grow three feet tall.
Fraser’s Photinia is a large, evergreen shrub or small tree that blooms in mid-spring. New foliage is a colorful reddish-bronze, and reddish buds are visible most of the year. Produces red foliage that later turns dark green and will grow white flowers in the spring.
Excellent for brightening the edges of ponds or water gardens. Richly colored, golden yellow, grass-like leaves provide colorful accents, even in lightly shaded areas. Slowly naturalizes by spreading roots. Crushed foliage emits a delightful scent. Semi-evergreen.
An attractive grass highlighted by fluffy, buff-colored plumes that arch above the lush, green fountain of foliage. In the fall, the foliage turns a lovely golden russet color.
Heavy Metal Switch Grass, also known as Blue Switch Grass, has a striking metallic blue leaf color. It has a very upright, erect growth habit and will not topple over in heavy rain. Easy-care and very low maintenance has airy plumes in late summer.
Looking for a drought tolerant but lovely flower to fill in a troublesome dry area in your garden? You may want to try planting ice plants. Ice plant flowers add a bright splash of color to the drier parts of your garden and ice plant care is easy. The hardy ice plant is a succulent, perennial ground cover with daisy-like flowers. The ice plant is not called an ice plant because it is cold hardy, but rather because the flowers and leaves seem to shimmer as though covered in frost or ice crystals.
A slender, upright grass for the garden, landscape or at water’s edge. Red-bronze flower spikes dry to a golden buff color, excellent as dried flowers or for winter interest. Forms neat clumps; ideal for small gardens.
Wisteria is a genus of deciduous vines whose lovely, fragrant flowers and almost overwhelming vigor make them useful in a wide variety of settings. Plants grow rapidly and completely bury any structure they are allowed to annex. This rampant growth is easily controlled (and flowering is encouraged) by regular pruning.
A shorter, upright selection that does not flop over in the landscape as is common with Russian Sage. Spikes of lavender-blue flowers add a sense of lightness to the garden. Use in a mass planting, border, or as an accent. Deciduous.
Stately plumes wave 5-7 ft. in the air. Dark green summer time foliage turns burnished copper in winter. Ornamental clumps, 3-4 ft. high, bloom in autumn. Adds height and texture to dried arrangements. Does well in full sun to partial shade.
Lustrous dark green foliage adorns this vigorous, upright grower. Highly valued for its huge masses of bright red-orange berries that create a spectacle of fall color. An early fruiting variety. An excellent evergreen hedge, screen or accent. Spring flowers, followed by bright fall berries.
Nandina is a species of flowering plant native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. It is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant since it has a number of cultivars that display bright-red fall foliage in the cool months with attractive new foliage growth in spring. It blooms in the spring and has berries (poisonous) during the winter.
Ninebark are deciduous shrubs with alternately arranged leaves. The leaves are palmate with 3 to 7 lobes and often toothed edges. The inflorescence is a cluster of bell-shaped flowers with 5 rounded white or pink petals and many stamens. The common name ninebark refers to the peeling bark of mature branches, which comes away in strips.
Pampas grass can live almost anywhere. Its super hardy and impossible to kill. This grass reaches heights of up to 10-12 feet tall making it a perfect, privacy screen. This plant is also deer and drought tolerant and grows very fast!
Also known as beardtounges, these large stalks of flowering plants are easy to grow, will spread steadily and are great for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Beyond their beauty, they are also great to resist hungry deer. Perfect add for color and texture to your garden.
Known for their prominent fire-red stems, these plants also produce white flowers and green to white berries. They start out green in the summer and then turn to red in the Fall and stay red throughout winter into early spring.
An improved cultivar that blooms in dense terminal clusters of fragrant violet flowers over an extended season. Shrubby habit develops into a small tree over time with a wide open canopy and aromatic gray-green foliage. Thrives in heat. An exceptional patio tree or specimen tree for smaller landscapes.
Spireas are among the easiest flowering shrubs to grow. These attractive shrubs are fast growing and should be grown in full sun for best flowering. They can, however, tolerate partial shade. Plant sizes vary by species and cultivar, and they range from 1½ to 8 feet tall. There are 80+ species of spirea.
The Star Jasmine is famous for a sweet fragrance that fills up your backyard or patio plus its long-lasting, bright white blooms that deliver unmatched beauty. Even better? It couldn’t be easier to grow. Shiny dark green leaves with fragrant star-shaped flowers.
The Tiger Eyes Sumac is a bright, eye-catching shrub that grows up to 6 feet tall and as much across. It has dramatic, bold, deeply divided leaves that are chartreuse green in spring, bright yellow in summer and orange and scarlet in fall, making a constant changing color display in any garden.
A genus of more than 150 evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous woody plants. Many are native to North America, but their range extends to Southeast Asia and South America. They are admired for their foliage, flowers, and fruit.
Walker’s Low Catmint is a robust variety with dark lavender-blue flowers in late spring and aromatic gray-green foliage.