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Colorful Perennials To Attract Beneficials     Perennial Geraniums     Gaillardias
A plant's growth is dependent on its genetic characteristics, cultural practices, and regional climate. Our descriptions include information about the plant's mature height (HT) and spread/spacing (SP) so the garden will be full without looking crowded. We have described plants as: Upright; the plant will be taller than it is wide; best to use towards the back or center of a garden. Mounding; the plant will be about as wide as it is tall. Sprawling; spreading outward from basal stems. Groundcover; spreading to infinity and beyond.
Regional bloom time; for continuous color throughout the changing seasons.

Colten's Pic Of Deer In The Shade

Deer move freely through our landscape. We both have that same "What are you doing in my yard?" expression when we see each other. If you face a similar situation, look for the NO DEER symbol to minimize frustration.

Ladybug with Eggs Ladybug Larvae Adult Ladybug

Ladybugs (eggs to larvae to adult) thrive in healthy gardens. You can buy them and release them, but it's the plants that naturally induce, sustain, and keep them in the gardens. Several years ago I stopped spraying pesticides in and around the gardens. It struck me as being slightly psychotic to plant a landscape that attracts birds, bees, and beneficials into my landscape and then turn around and use chemicals that harm them.

Garden designs have moved from foundation to curb since they are often viewed from inside the home. Mixed gardens that include shrubs, perennials, and annuals provide a screen from roadways and allows us to enjoy the gardens from inside looking out as well as from a deck or patio and give homeowners a sense of privacy. After all, wouldn't you rather look at a colorful garden than a roadway?

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Achillea/Yarrow 'Moonshine'

Achillea/Yarrow 'Moonshine'

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Bees Water-wise/Xeric
HT:24" SP:20" Upright, Blooms Mid-Late Summer


This non-invasive yarrow has flat-topped, yellow flower clusters offset with silver, fern-like, highly fragrant foliage. Forms a large, clump quickly that fits well into a xeric, naturalized setting. Avoid planting in shady areas and over-watering.

Highly deer-resistant. Flowers can be used for dried arrangements.



Part-Shade Full Shade Deer-Resistant  
HT:8" Groundcover; Grown for foliage


Massing groundcover with green and white foliage. Sought after since it thrives in shady locations and is highly deer-resistant.

Can easily take over garden areas, so be aware of this trait and avoid planting in small, sunny gardens.

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies 
HT:36" SP:24" Mounding; Blooms Summer-Fall


Classic cottage garden perennial with large, pure white blooms that stand out above the dark green foliage. Selected for its long bloom time extending well into the fall season. The lightly fragrant flowers make a nice addition to cut flower arrangements.

PPA Plant of the Year for 2016.


Aquilegia/Columbine; 3 Varieties Remaining

Full Sun Part-Shade Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Ladybugs
HT:18-24" SP:12" Upright; Blooms Spring-Early Summer


Columbines are among the easiest of perennials to grow. Our selections are based on taller habits making them beautiful in both, the gardens as well as cut flower arrangements. Popular with novice and experienced gardeners since they tolerate full to part shade and a range of soil conditions.

Ladybug larvae are attracted to this plant each spring.



Full Sun Deer-Resistant Water-wise/Xeric
HT:12" SP:12" Mounding Habit; Grown for attractive foliage


Finely textured silver leaves are soft to the touch. Habit can be kept in a compact mound by trimming back blooms as they appear. Xeric plant that thrives in sandy soils with water-efficient drip irrigation rather than overhead sprinklers that tend to weigh down the foliage.

Fragrant foliage is highly deer-resistant.

Aster 'Purple Dome'

Aster 'Purple Dome'

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Bees
HT:18" SP:24" Mounding; Blooms Late Summer-Fall


Forms a solid, rounded mound of royal purple flowers. A sought-after variety that provides color through late summer and well into fall and selected for its long bloom time. Beneficials seek out fall flowers for needed nectar and pollen, and this variety stays compact from start to finish.

Brunnera 'Sea Heart''

Brunnera 'Sea Heart'

Part-Shade Full Shade Attracts Bees
HT: 12" SP: 20", Mounding; Blooms Spring-Early Summer


'Sea Heart' with its silver, heart-shaped leaves, stands out in shady areas. Prominent green veins are a nice contrast. The plant forms a rounded clump that spreads over the years.

The blue forget-me-not flowers appear above the foliage, and the showy foliage remains nice through the changing seasons.

Cerastium 'Snow In Summer'

Cerastium 'Snow In Summer'

Full Sun Attracts Butterflies Deer-Resistant Water-wise/Xeric
6" Silver, Persistent Groundcover; Blooms Through Summer


Easy to grow groundcover for hot, sunny areas. By far our most aggressive groundcover and our most popular. Spreads quickly and the foliage remains through winter and into spring detering annual weeds. Shear the plant to about two inches every fall and use scissors to keep the foliage from spreading if needed.

Good plant for sloped, full sun areas since it holds the soil in place.

Clematis/Large flowering vine

Clematis Vine; 4 Varieties Remaining


Available in large and small flowering varieties so you're sure to find one that suits your landscaping needs. Hardy to this area, the varieties we offer are a reliable vine when given the right growing conditions.

Plant in well-drained, amended soil with the foliage in full sun and the roots shaded by groundcovers or mulch. Provide ample water and regular fertilizing. Prune large flowering vines to dieback (green buds) in late spring only to rejuvenate or control growth.

Clematis typically take 3-5 years to establish.

Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

Full Sun Part-shade Butterfly Attracts Bees
HT:24" SP:18" Mounding; Blooms Through Summer


Natural bispecific cross between 'Early Sunrise' and 'Zamfir'. Golden yellow flowers with uniquely fluted petals rise above the compact foliage.

Prolific bloomer and plants will continue to bloom through 2-3 cycles if sheared after each bloom cycle.

Delphinium Magic Fountain 'Sky Blue'

Delphinium Magic Fountain 'Sky Blue With White Eye'

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Butterfly Attracts Bees
HT:24" SP:18" Upright; Blooms In Early Summer


First genetic dwarf eletum type so it does not require staking. Blooms form on well-branched plant on sturdy stocks.

Delphiniums make excellent cut flowers adding a verticle element to arrangements. A personal favorite, but short-lived, so we plant them every 2-3 years.

Echinacea/Coneflower 'Magnus'

Echinacea/Coneflower 'Magnus' 

Full Sun Butterfly Attracts Bees Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant
HT:30" SP:24" Upright; Blooms Late Summer-Fall


Coneflowers are slow growing but reliable. Placed towards the center of the garden, Echinacea are a good cover plant as perennials that bloom earlier start to fade. Native to the Americas, Echinacea attracts butterflies and is an important addition to the xeric, full sun perennial garden.

Lovely when planted with other late-season perennials including Rudbeckias and Gaillardias. 

Festuca 'Beyond Blue'

Festuca 'Beyond Blue' 


Pulp pot: $15 and 6" pot: $8

Grasses continue to be a popular addition to the landscape with their movement and seasonal color.

Gaillardia/Blanket Flower

Gaillardia/Blanket Flower; 4 Varieties this season

Full Sun Attracts Bees Attracts Butterflies Deer-Resistant Water-wise/Xeric
HT:12" SP:12" Mounding; Blooms Summer-Fall

$4 and $8

Often included in with other easy-to-grow perennials in wildflower mixes. Gaillardias have a long bloom time that can be further extended with deadheading. Blooms attract bees and butterflies so a nice companion planting with Catmints, Salvia, and other perennials that thrive in full sun in and around the vegetable garden.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Rozanne' and 'Brookside'

Full Sun Attracts Bees Attracts Butterflies  
HT:12" Groundcover that blooms summer-fall


Perennial Geraniums are a must have for full sun perennial gardens.The flowers alone are enough to make this plant worth growing, but the foliage is great too. Plants bloom through the season with shearing between bloom cycles. Easy to grow and adaptable to a wide range of soil types. The foliage turns red into fall. 'Rozanne' has a vigorous, sprawling habit, so allow plenty of room for the plants to spread. 

Helenium 'Short 'Sassy'

Helenium 'Short 'n Sassy'

Full Sun Attracts Bees Attracts Butterflies  
HT:24" SP:24" Blooms Mid-Late Summer


Heleniums are a long-time favorite since they bloom continuously through summer and into fall. As the name implies, 'Short 'n Sassy' has a compact habit so it doesn't flop through summer.

Compact habit with prolific bright orange with gold bi-color blooms on stocky stems.

Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine'

Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine'PP10690

Full Sun Attracts Bees Attracts Butterflies  
HT:30" SP:30" Upright; Blooms Mid-Late Summer


Variegated white with dark green veining offset with bright yellow flowers on sturdy stems. Hardy and easy to grow providing unique foliage coloration through summer and into fall. Doesn't like being crowded, so avoid planting to close to other perennials or shubs.

'Loraine Sunshine' provides long-lasting cut flowers.


Hemerocallis/Daylilies; 6 Varieties this season

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Butterflies  
HT:30" SP:30" Upright; Blooms Mid-Summer


One of the easiest plants to grow, Daylilies are long-lived and adaptable to a range of soil types. Our mix includes colors that work well together and in combination with other perennials. New varieties are less aggressive and will not require dividing for many years. Breeders have provided varieties with increased plant vigor with outstanding bloom size.


Hosta; 2 Varieties Remaining

Full Shade Part-Shade Hummingbird
HT:16" SP:24" Mounding, Grown primarily for foliage


Hostas brighten otherwise shady areas of the landscape and will tolerate part-shade conditions when provided with ample water and planted in amended soils. The plants bloom later in the season with delicate, light purple flowers on tall scapes.

A showy plant with or without the flowers we enjoy them on the deck in container gardens and planted in the gardens every season.


Iris; 3 Varieties Remaining

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant

Tall bearded Iris are a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to any full sun, xeric landscape. A long-time favorite of novice and advanced gardeners over the years since they are available in stunning colors and a welcome site as we move from winter into spring. Best when planted so that the top half of the rhizome is visible at soil level; otherwise root rot occurs.

Highly Deer-Resistant. Excellent as a cut flower with long lasting, mildly fragrant blooms.

Lavender 'Munstead'

Lavender 'Munstead' 

  Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant Butterfly Attracts Honeybees
HT:18" SP:24" Blooms through summer


Unmatched in the herb garden for fragrance, Lavender is the most popular herb we offer. Sandy soil with excellent drainage is a must for these plants to succeed over winter and into spring. Thrives in rock gardens, with gravel, rather than bark mulch.

Best when harvested just before the buds open. Shear spent blooms and stems in late summer, but leave woody stems over winter. 

Leucanthemum/Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum/Shasta Daisy 

  Full Sun Deer-Resistant Butterfly 
'Snowcap' and 'Sweet Daisy' HT:15" SP:15"  


Shasta Daisies are a charming addition to the perennial garden and a long-time personal favorite. The varieties for this season are compact plants with a mass of clear white flowers.

The plants will re-bloom if spent blooms are trimmed. 

Orientale Lily 'Casa Blanca'

Lily 'Casa Blanca' and 2 other varieties of Lily 

 Full Sun  Butterfly 
HT: Varies by variety, Blooms through summer


Lilies from bulbs are a wonderful addition to the gardens. The Orientals are highly prized for fragrance and can be brought in as a cut flower that will last for weeks. Deer are attracted to the plants and blooms, so we suggest planting a resistant plant in front of them. The pollen laden anthers are often removed/trimmed to avoid staining.  


Lupine 'Gallery Blue' and 'Gallery Red' 

Full Sun Part-Shade Deer-Resistant Butterfly
HT:24" SP:18" Upright; Late Spring-Early Summer


Lupine are popular with their unusual flower spikes that rise above the foliage. Blooms and plants are short-lived (like Delphiniums), so we plant every 2-3 years to insure inclusion into the gardens.

Customers have shared pics of areas where the Lupine have spread via viable seeds creating a wonderful area filled with a mix of these colorful beauties. Poisonous, so be aware.

Papaver/Orientale Poppy

Papaver/Orientale Poppy; 4 Varieties this season 

  Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant  
HT: 30" SP: 24" Blooms Through Early Spring


Oriental Poppies are unique with their large, intensely bright, papery blooms measuring a full 4-5 inches across. Prefer to be watered at soil level using soaker hoses/drip system so the foliage and flowers stay dry and don't drop their petals. To enjoy as cut flowers, singe the bottom of the stem with a match/lighter and the blooms hold up for weeks.

We cut them back in later in summer as their foliage begins to die back.

Perovskia/Russian Sage

Perovskia/Russian Sage

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Honeybees  
HT:36" SP:36" Blooms Late Summer-Fall


Masses of small flowers form on multi-branched, aromatic stems from August-frost. Highly deer-resistant. Prefers xeric landscape conditions so avoid overwatering through summer and waterlogged soil in winter. Pervoskia forms woody branches through the summer months and then flowers late in the season, so we prune these woody perennials back to green in late spring. Honeybee and bumblebee magnet.

Phlox subulata

Phlox subulata 'Red Wing'

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant
HT:6" Groundcover; Blooms Early-Late Spring


Provides a thick blanket of emerald green foliage topped with a full flush of outstanding colorful blooms soon after winter. Long-lived and a wonderful addition to rock gardens, border edges, and anywhere a reliable groundcover is needed.

Foliage stays semi-evergreen through winter.


Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'

Full Sun Attracts Butterflies Water-wise/Xeric
HT:24" SP:20" Upright; Blooms Late Summer-Fall


Hardy Rudbeckia provides a profusion of flowers on sturdy, multi-branching stems. Good as a cut flower and a dependable perennial on its own in mass/drifts or in the mixed garden. Compact plant so it shows best when planted in the front-mid section of the garden.

As fall shifts to early winter, cones produce seeds that attract birds.


Salvia; 2 Varieties Remaining

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Honeybees
HT:24" SP:18" Upright, Blooms Late Spring-Early Summer


Salvias are amongst the easiest of perennials to grow. Their dense spikes of dark purple flowers on sturdy stems rise above the foliage. Well-known for not just deer resistance, but to actually repel them so excellent choice for planting at the base of shrubs or in front of less deer-resistant plants. 

'May Night' is a PPA award winner that we have enjoyed in the gardens for decades. Often re-blooms when spent flowers are removed/deadheaded.

Autumn Joy

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and 'Dragon's Blood'

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
Dragon's Blood HT:5" Groundcover $4

'Autumn Joy' HT:2' SP:2' $8

Sedum's succulent foliage is perfect for our hot, dry summers. Prefers xeric conditions, so avoid overwatering. 'Dragon's Blood adds distinct foliage texture and color to rock gardens, between pavers, at the garden's edge, and in container gardens.

'Autumn Joy' makes a bold statement growing to a full two feet with large umbel flowers that attract butterflies and sustain honeybees through fall.

Stachys/Lamb's Ear

Stachys/Lamb's Ear

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
HT:18" Groundcover, Foliage Spring-Frost


Fuzzy gray leaves form the base of this vigorous spreader. Not intended for small garden areas, but rather the larger landscape design where the plant can thrive and spread. 

As late summer approaches, the plants produce upright spikes of magenta flowers that are honey and bumblebee magnets. Produces viable seeds, adding another layer to its vigorous growth.