Perennial Must-Haves

UPDATE: Pioneer Gardens strives to bring you only the best quality liners and bare root perennials.

Our field crops are the best in many years thanks to a near perfect growing season and continued improvements in our cultural practices. It’s the same story for the premium liners available from our state of the art greenhouse facilities.

Here is a list of some of Arjen’s picks. You can’t go wrong with any of these selections!

 

Allium ‘Chivette’

Kelly green edible foliage

Lavender flowers with a purple stripe down the middle of the petal – also edible

Stem grows to 12 inches

An Intrinsic Introduction

PPAF

Zone: 4 to 8

 

 

 

 

 

Allium ‘Windy City’

2″ violet-purple flowers mid-summer

Dark purple stems

Dwarf variety with clumping habit

Grows 15 – 18 inches tall

Zone: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astilbe ‘Chocolate Shogun’

Dark purple, foliage

Blush pink flowers in spring

Creation from Japanese plant breeder, Nagasaki Teruhisa

Grows 36 inches tall

PP 26,430

Zones: 3-7

 

 

 

 

 

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’®

 (‘Hordival’) 

Heart-shaped red flowers with a white tip

Grows quickly to 30″ and forms a robust clump of deep green foliage topped with arching flower stems in late spring

Foliage has a tinge of purple when it emerges in spring

PP 22,739

Zone: 3 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Violet blue, saucer-shaped flowers with white eyes and reddish-purple veining

Deep green foliage slightly marbled with chartreuse

Blooms from late spring into mid-fall

Grows to 20 inches

Zone:  5 – 8

 

 

 

 

Heliopsis ‘Fire Twister’

Unique dark purple foliage, black stems

Red/orange flowers

Blooms June to October

Grows to 28 inches

Zone: 3 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heuchera ‘Caramel’

Robust grower (villosa hybrid) with fuzzy, apricot to amber leaves with purple-red undersides

Cream flower sprays in summer

Grows to  12 inches

From Thierry Delabroye of France, discovered by his wife, Sandrine

PP 16,560

Zone: 4 – 9

 

 

 

Heuchera ‘Dark Magic’

Outstanding dark purple/black foliage

White flower sprays in fall

Grows to 24 inches

Bred by Thierry and Sandrine Delabroye

PPAF

Zone: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-Guacamole-webHeuchera ‘Guacamole’

Large lime green leaves

White flowers in summer

Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

Grows to 22 inches

PP 28,463

Zones: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

Heuchera MagmaHeuchera ‘Magma’

Large red leaves

Pink flower sprays in summer

Grows to 24 inches

PP 29,116

Zones: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

Heuchera ‘Mega Caramel’

Similar to ‘Caramel’ but much bigger

Caramel colored foliage with pink/purple undersides

Cream flower sprays on arching stems mid-summer to early fall

Grows to 18 to 20 inches

PPAF

Zone: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

Heuchera ‘Raspberry Sea’

Large, maple-shaped, purple/red leaves with silver overlay and burgundy veining

Blush pink flower sprays May through July

Grows to 8 inches

PPAF

Zone: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Little Goldstar’Rudbeckia Little Goldstar

Ultra compact Black-eyed Susan

Grows 14 to 16 inches in height and width

More blooms per plant

PP 22,397

Zones: 4 – 10

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Younique ‘Baby Blue’

Flowers the first year

Grows to 12 inches

Masses of blue flowers late spring through summer

PPAF

Zone: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Younique ‘Baby Pink’

Flowers the first year

Grows to 12 inches

Masses of pink flowers late spring through summer

PPAF

Zone: 4 – 9

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Younique ‘Baby White’

Flowers the first year

Grows to 12 inches

Masses of pink flowers late spring through summer

PPAF

Zone: 4 – 9