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‘Moonshine’ H-24″ S-18″
Gray-green aromatic foliage with light lemony yellow flowers
in July. Grow in average, well-drained soil.
millefolium ‘Paprika’ H-24″ S-18″
Ruby-red flower clusters with golden centers in July.
millefolium ‘Saucy Seduction’(pp22782) H-24–30″ S-18″
Clusters of rose-pink flowers with yellow centers. July-August.
Sturdy upright habit.
ACTAEA (Formerly Cimicifuga)
racemosa (Black Cohosh, Fairy Candle, Bugbane) H-72″ S-24″
Bushy plants with deeply-cut toothed foliage. Bottlebrush-like
white flowers July-August. Wisconsin native.
ramosa ‘Atropurpurea’ (Snakeroot) H-60″ S-36″
White flowers over purple-green deeply cut foliage.
ramosa ‘Brunette’ H-48″ S-36″
Dark purple, deeply cut foliage, a striking contrast to the pinkish-
white flowers in July-August.
‘Chocolate Chip’ H-4″
Dwarf form with narrow, chocolate-colored leaves. Semi-evergreen.
Blue flowers May-June.
reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (PP15815) H-6″
Glossy near-black foliage with deep blue flowers in spring. Semi-evergreen.
reptans ‘Bronze Beauty’ H-6″
Bronze foliage with blue flower spikes in spring. Semi-evergreen.
reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ H-6″
Pink, white and green variegated foliage. Semi-evergreen.
reptans ‘Silver Queen’ H-6″
Silver-edged foliage with blue flower spikes. Semi-evergreen.
mollis ‘Thriller’ H-18″ S-24″
Evergreen groundcover with large, rounded, gray-green leaves.
Small yellow flower clusters in June. Prefers moist soil.
x ‘Millenium’ H-15” S-12”
Compact, upright habit with 2 inch rosy purple globe shaped flowers in July-August.
x ‘Summer Beauty’ H-15″ S-12″
Lavendar-pink globes bloom above mounds of fine green foliage.
x ‘Blue Ice’ H-15″ S-24″
Long blooming, compact selection with dark blue buds and flowers. Blooms
considerably longer than species. Dark green, needle-shaped foliage turns
bright, yellow in fall.
2008 WNA Plant of the Year
hubrichtii H-36″ S-48″
Delicate fine foliage with clusters of steel-blue flowers in early summer.
Beautiful golden fall color!
PPA Plant of the Year 2011
hupehensis ‘September Charm’ H-30″ S-18″
Light pink flowers with yellow centers, September-October.
tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ H-18” S-15”
Grape-like foliage with mauve pink blooms.
‘Whirlwind’ H-36″ S-24″
Large, semi-double white flowers in September-October.
‘Origami Mix’ H-18″ S-18″
Long blooming variety with large 3″ flowers in blue, pink, red,
white and yellow.
schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’ H-10″ S-18″
Mounding perennial with fern-like silvery foliage. Prefers well-
aethusifolius (Dwarf Goatsbeard) H-12″ S-18″
Dwarf variety with glossy fern-like foliage and creamy white flowers.
x ‘Misty Lace’ (PP15798) H-18” S-24”
Compact form perfect for smaller gardens. Creamy white plumes atop dark red stems.
diocus ‘Child of Two Worlds‘ H-60″ S-48″
Large, strong growing perennial with creamy white feathery
plumes in June and July. Prefers moist soil.
canadense H-8″ (Canadian Wild Ginger)
Carpet-forming deciduous groundcover with heart-shaped green
leaves. Prefers moist, organic, rich soil.
4 1/2” pot
incarnata H-48″ S-24″ (Swamp Milkweed)
Wisconsin native with dusty-pink flowers in June-July. Prefers moist soil.
tuberosa H-24″ S-15″ (Butterfly Weed)
Native, orange-flowering plant. Blooms late summer. Needs
dry, sunny location. Nectarous plant (Late to emerge).
2017 PPA Plant of the Year
‘Alert’ H-12″ S-18″
Deep-red crimson flowers in fall.
‘Purple Dome’ H-18″ S-18″
Deep purple flowers in fall. Mildew resistant.
‘Wood’s Light Blue’ H-12″ S-18″
Lavender blue flowers. Mildew resistant with long bloom time.
‘Wood’s Pink’ H-12″ S-18″
Yellow-centered clear pink flowers. Mildew resistant with
long bloom time.
‘Wood’s Purple’ H-12″ S-18″
Light purple flowers. Mildew resistant with long bloom time.
Astilbes have lacy foliage with showy flower plumes. They prefer rich,
organic soil with adequate moisture.
arendsii ‘Deutschland’ H-24″ S-20″
White flowers in June and July.
arendsii ‘Fanal’ H-20″ S-20″
Dark red flowers in early summer.
arendsii ‘Glut’ (Glow) H-30″ S-18″
Dark red flowers in early summer.
arendsii ‘Rheinland’ H-24″ S-20″
Pink flowers in June and July.
chinensis ‘Pumila’ H-10″ S-18″ +
Lavender-pink flowers in late summer. Spreading habit.
chinensis ‘Purpurkerze’ (Purple Candles) H-42″ S-36″
Taller variety with glossy dark foliage and lilac purple blooms.
chinensis ‘Visions’ H-15″ S-18″
Bright mauve flowers on compact bronze-green foliage.
WNA Plant of the year 2001
chinensis ‘Visions in Pink’ (PP11860) H-18″ S-24″
Pink flowers with robust blue-green foliage.
chinensis ‘Visions in Red’ (PP11965) H-15″ S-18″
Red buds open to purple-red flowers above bronze-green foliage.
chinensis ‘Visions in White’ (PP18965) H-24″ S-28″
White flowers over robust, glossy green leaves.
japonica ‘Montgomery’ H-24″ S-20″
Bright red full plumes. June-July.
‘Peach Blossom’ H-24″ S-20″
Peach-pink blossoms in June.
Blue False Indigo
australis H-36″ S-24″
Showy blue flower spikes above bushy blue-green foliage. Drought tolerant.
PPA Plant of the Year 2010
WNA Plant of the Year 2009
‘Solar Flare’ (PP20408) H-36″ S-24″
Lemon yellow flowers that take on a delicate orange blush as they age.
Floriferous variety with soft blue-green foliage.
cordifolia ‘Winterglut’ (Winterglow) H-12″ S-15″
Large, dark-green, cabbage-like leaves that turn red in fall.
Deep red flowers in late April.
macrophylla H-12″ S-18″
Large, green, heart-shaped leaves with small, blue forget-me-not
flowers in May-June.
macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (PP13859) H-15″ S-18″
Exceptional variety with heart-shaped silver leaves with dark green
veining. Lovely blue flowers May-June.
macrophylla ‘Variegata’ H-12″ S-15″
Same as species with distinctive white border on leaves.
Marginally hardy shrub that freezes back to the ground. Fragrant
flowers attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
‘Black Night’ H-60″ S-48″
Dark purple flowers.
‘Pink Delight’ H-60″ S-48″
‘Royal Red’ H-60″ S-48″
Wine red flowers.
‘White Profusion’ H-60″ S-48″
nepeta ‘Montrose White’ H-18″ S-18″
Clouds of small white flowers float above bushy, aromatic gray-green foliage.
2010 WNA Plant of the year
carpatica ‘Blue Clips’ H- 8″ S-15″
Compact perennial with blue, cup-shaped flowers July-September.
carpatica ‘White Clips’ H-8″ S-15″
White, cup-shaped flowers July-September.
poscharskyana ‘Blue Waterfall’(pp13181) H-12″ S-30″
Deep blue star shaped flowers. Spreading, low growing habit.
Long blooming June-August.
lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ H-30″ S-18″
Rose pink flower clusters above deep green foliage. Red stems for
most of the season. Prefers moist soil.
CIMICIFUGA (See ACTAEA)
Lily of the Valley
Fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers in late spring. Excellent
groundcover, though slow to establish.
2.5″/32 tray and
4 ½” pot
Big Bang ‘Mercury Rising’ (PP24689) H-18” S-24”
Velvety wine red flowers over spreading mounded foliage with high disease resistance.
grandiflora ‘Baby Sun’ H-15″ S-15″
Lance-shaped foliage with golden yellow flowers in June-July.
rosea ‘American Dream’ H-18″ S-18″
Strong growing variety with delicate rosy-pink blooms all summer.
verticillata ‘Crème Brulee’ (pp16096) H-18″ S-24″
Similar flower color and form as ‘Moonbeam’ but more vigorous and
floriferous purported to have improved mildew resistance.
rosea ‘Heaven’s Gate’ (PP16016) H-18″ S-24″
Blush pink daisy-like flowers with rose red eye in June-August.
Forms a vigorous mound of finely divided threadlike foliage.
verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ H-18″ S-18″
Finely divided foliage with yellow flowers all summer.
4 ½” pot and #1 pot
verticillata ‘Zagreb’ H-18″ S-15″
Golden yellow flowers on compact fern-like foliage.
4 ½” pot
elatum ‘Magic Fountains’ Mixed H-24″ S-18″
Dwarf version with shades of blues and white.
alwoodii ‘Frosty Fire’ H-6″ S-10″
Double pure-red blooms explode over grey-blue foliage.
gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’ H- 6-8″ S-12″
Bright magenta flowers over mat-forming silvery blue foliage.
2006 PPA Plant of the Year
x ‘Luxuriant’ H-15″ S-15″
Fern-like foliage with cherry-red flowers from spring to frost.
Tolerates sun and summer heat better than most bleeding hearts.
spectabilis (Old Fashioned) H-30″ S-30″
Pink heart-shaped flowers from May-June. May go dormant in
‘Cleopatra’ (Butterfly Series) (PP24631) H-18” s-24”
Lovely lemon yellow flowers on sturdy compact plant.
‘‘Hot Papaya’ (PP21022) H-30″ S-18″
Striking red-orange pompom flowers with papaya-orange halo.
‘Pixie Meadowbrite’ (pp18546) H-18″ S-18″
Compact grower with perky rosy-purple flowers.
purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ (pp12242) H-18″ S-18″
Clear pink, slightly drooping flowers on sturdy compact plant.
purpurea ‘Magnus’ H-36″ S-18″
Deep rose-purple non-drooping form.
1998 PPA Plant of the Year
4 ½” pot and
purpurea ‘PowWow™ White’ H-20″ S-18″
Large, white flowers on well-branched, compact plant.
purpurea ‘PowWow™ Wildberry’ H-20″ S-18″
Dark pink flowers on well-branched, compact plant.
purpurea ‘White Swan’ H-24″ S-18″
White flowering variety.
‘Sundown’ (Evan Saul) (pp17659) H-36″ S-18″
Intense orange, fragrant blossoms with brownish central cone on this
vigorous member of the Big Sky™ Series.
fortunei ‘Colorata’ H-12″ (Purpleleaf Wintercreeper)
Glossy, evergreen leaves. Purple winter color. Excellent groundcover.
Joe Pye Weed
rugosum ‘Chocolate’ H-48″ S-36″
Creamy white flower clusters in late summer over striking bronze foliage.
‘Phantom’ (PP18354) H-3-4′ S-48″
Dwarf form with wine-red flowers.
purpureum H-60″ S-48″
Wisconsin native. Rose purple flowers in late summer. Prefers moist
soil conditions. Late to emerge in spring.
Athyrium filix-femina H-24″ S-24″
Vigorous and widely adaptable with lacy fronds.
Athyrium x ‘Ghost’ H- 24″ S-15″
Showy, silvery-white fronds that age to green.
Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ H-18″ S-18″
(Japanese Painted Fern)
Unique silvery variegation with maroon stalks. Color enhanced
with deeper shade.
2004 PPA Plant of the Year
Adiantum pendatum H-18″ S-18″
Graceful fan-shaped fronds on slender stems.
Matteuccia struthiopteris H-24-60″ S-24″
Large, ostrich plume fronds.
Osmunda cinnamonea H-30″ S-30″
Vigorous fern with cinnamon colored spikes rising from the center.
Will tolerate some sun, but must have adequate moisture.
Polystichum acrostichoides H-15″ S-24″
Semi-evergreen with tapering fronds.
‘Fanfare Blaze’ (PPAF) H-12″ S-12″
Stunning reddish-orange fluted flowers. Long bloom season.
‘Goblin’ H-12″ S-12″
Red flowers with yellow margins. Low maintenance and long
Dainty textured, whorled foliage. Small white flowers in May.
Excellent groundcover for rich, organic soil.
‘Brookside’ H-15″ S-18″
Deep blue flowers with tiny white eye. Deeply serrated foliage.
Similar to “Johnson’s Blue’ but doesn’t tend to flop as easily.
x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ H-8″ S-12″
Vigorous grower with dainty white flowers with a blush of pink.
Outstanding red-orange fall color.
macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’ H-12″ S-24″
Fragrant foliage with violet pink flowers. Great fall color.
‘Rozanne’ (PP#12175) H-18″ S-24″
Strong growing geranium with violet blue flowers with white eye.
Long blooming with openly mounded foliage.
2008 PPA Plant of the Year
sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ H- 10″ S-18″
Compact foliage with deep magenta flowers throughout
summer. Turns red in fall.
sanguineum ‘Striatum’ H-8″ S-18″
Creeping habit. Light pink flowers with crimson veins.
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Eldorado’ (PP16486) H-42″ S-24″
Eldorado Reed Grass
Narrow green leaves with bright gold centers
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Overdam’ H-30″ S-24″
Overdam Reed Grass
White-edged leaves in compact clumps with pink plumes.
Calamagrostis arundinacea ‘Brachytricha’ H-48″
Korean Feather Grass
Billowy, pink blushed flower spikes in fall over rich green foliage.
Calamagrostis arundinacea ‘Karl Foerster’ H-60″ S-24″
Vertical habit. Golden flowers in June. Showy buff color in fall
2001 PPA Plant of the Year
Carex glauca ‘Blue Zinger’ H-15″ S-24″
Steel blue foliage that makes a great groundcover when planted in mass.
Carex elata ‘Bowles Golden’ H-24″ S-24″ (Zone 5)
Moisture loving sedge. Gold foliage with green margin.
Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ H-12″ S-15″
Variegated Japanese Sedge
Striped green and gold foliage with dramatic weeping habit.
Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ H-12″ S-18″ (Zone 5)
Ice Dance Sedge
Wide dark green leaves with creamy white margins. Grows best in
part shade in average to moist soil.
Deschampsia cespitosa H-24″ S-24″
Clump forming native with airy silvery seed heads. Will take some shade.
Festuca ovina glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ H-10″ S-12″
Highly tufted, deep-blue clump.
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
Slow growing golden yellow foliage streaked with green. Graceful aching habit.
PPA Plant of the Year 2009.
Imperata cylindrical ‘Red Baron’ H-16″ (Zone 5)
Japanese Blood Grass
Warm season grass with vibrant red tinged foliage.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ H-60″ S-36″
Narrow delicate green leaves with a graceful arching habit.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Graziella’ H-48-60″ S-36″
Similar to ‘Gracillimus’ but earlier blooming. Bronze fall color.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ H-48″ S- 36″
White-edged, finely textured foliage. Compact grower.
Bronze-red flowers in late summer.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Purpurescens’ H-48″ S-30″
Purple Maiden Grass
Clump forming, turns redder as summer progresses. Cottony plumes.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silberfeder’ H-72″ S-36″
Silver Feather Grass
Upright clump with striking silvery plumes in late summer.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Strictus’ H-60″ S-36″
Erect habit with striking yellow horizontal bar variegation.
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ H-42″ S-24″
Heavy Metal Switchgrass
Metallic blue upright foliage.
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ H-72″ S-30″
Exceptional plant with stiff upright foliage.
Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ H-48″ S-24″
Deep green foliage, turns redder as season progresses.
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ H-24″ S-24″ (Zone 5)
Compact, clump-forming with arching, green leaves. Foxtail-like
flowers in late summer.
Pennisetum x a. ‘Rubrum’ H-48″ S-36″
Purple Fountain Grass
Rapid grower and prolific bloomer with burgundy
red foliage and flowers. Great for containers. Not hardy in Wisconsin.
Schizachyrium scoparium H-36″ S-18″
Wisconsin native. Clump-forming upright habit. Blue-green foliage
that turns bronzy-orange in fall. Grow in rich, well-drained soil.
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Blues’ H-36″ S-18″
Prairie Blues Bluestem
Pewter blue ribbon like foliage, silvery seed heads.
Sesleria autumnalis H-16″ S-18″
Autumn Moor Grass
Bright, lime green foliage with frosty white flowers spikes. Clump forming.
Sporobolus heterolepis H-36″ S-36″
Native, finely textured emerald-green foliage. Golden fall color.
Prefers well-drained soil.
helix ‘Thorndale’ H-6″
Spreading, evergreen groundcover. One of the hardiest English ivy varieties.
helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’ H-42″ S-24″
Large, yellow-orange flowers summer and fall. Prefers moist soil.
x hybridus ‘Winter Thrillers™ Mixed’ H-12″ S-15″
Lovely mix of flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, yellow, green
and apricot over glossy evergreen foliage. Blooms March-Apr.
PPA Plant of the Year for 2005
E: Early bloomer-June
M: Midseason bloomer-July
L: Late bloomer-August
RE: Usually repeats bloom
Red with a greenish-yellow throat. 28″ M-DIP
Ruffled, soft pink with green throat. 20″ M-DIP-RE
Multiple award winner
Light orchid pink with yellow throat. 34″ M-DIP
Ruffled, fiery red flowers. 26″ M-TET
Striking orange-red flowers with yellow throat. 28″ M-TET
Yellow/green throat. Miniature. 10″ EM-DIP-RE
‘Going Bananas’ (PP17164) PW
Lemon yellow flowers with almost continuous bloom. 18″ M-DIP-RE.
Large, grape-purple flowers with dark purple eye. 20″ M-DIP-RE
Lemon- yellow ever-bloomer. 18″ E-DIP-RE
Lemon- yellow. 40″ M-DIP
Striking, near-white flowers with green throat. 24″ M-DIP
Grape-purple with green throat. 24″ M-DIP
‘Little Wine Cup’
Wine-red. 24″ EM-DIP-RE
‘Red Hot Returns’ (PP13499)
Cherry-red everbloomer with bright yellow halo. 24″ EM-DIP-EV
‘Rosy Returns’ (PP9779)
Rosy- pink with darker eye. Ever-blooming. 18″ EV-DIP
‘Stella de Oro’
Golden-yellow ever-bloomer. 18: EV-DIP
4 ½” and #1 pot
Strawberry pink with red eye and green throat. 26″ EM-RE-TET
Violet- purple, slightly ruffled. 24″ M-DIP
‘Caramel’ (PP16560) H-12″ S-15″
Vigorous grower with yellow-orange leaves with purple undersides.
‘Citronelle’ (pp17934) H-12″ S-15″
Vivid lime-yellow foliage with white flower spikes.
‘Georgia Peach’ (PP19375) H-12″ S-18″
Lovely red veined peach foliage with light silver overlay.
‘Green Spice’ H-12″ S-15″
Tri-colored green, silver and burgundy foliage.
Red-orange fall color.
‘Midnight Rose’ (pp18551) H-12″ S-15″
Purple-black leaves splashed with hot pink spots in spring, that fade
to light pink as the season progresses.
‘Obsidian’ (PP14836) H-12″ S-18″
Deep, purple black foliage. Purple buds opening to cream flowers.
‘Plum Pudding’ H-8″ S-15″
Plum purple foliage with silvery highlights.
‘Silver Scrolls’ (PPAF) H-10″ S-15″
Silver metallic looking foliage with purple veining. Light pink flowers.
micrantha ‘Palace Purple’ H-18″ S-15″
Bronze-red, mounded foliage and small, white flowers in late spring.
‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ H-18″
Dark, blue green seersucker leaves display unique cupped form.
‘August Moon’ H-20″ S-42″
Rounded, large, yellow leaves. Pale lavender flowers.
fortunei ‘Aureo Marginata’ H- 20″ S-42″
Dark green leaves with distinct gold edge. Lavender flowers.
‘Big Daddy’ H-24″ S-42″
Deep blue leaves with white flowers.
‘Blue Angel’ H-36″ S-48″
Large heavily-textured blue-green leaves form a huge mound.
Heart-shaped, blue leaves. Lavender flowers.
‘Blue Mouse Ears’ H-8″ S-12″
Miniature hosta with nearly round blue-green leaves. Forms a
low tight mound with clusters of attractive pale purple flowers.
‘Earth Angel’ H-26″ S-48″
Large, heavily textured blue-green leaves with wide yellow margin.
Forms a huge mound. White flowers. Excellent specimen plant.
American Hosta Growers Assoc. 2009 Hosta of the Year
‘Fire and Ice’ H-14″ S-24″
Pure white leaves with deep green margins. Lavender flowers.
‘Francee’ H-18″ S-30″
Rich green leaves with narrow white margins. Lavender flowers.
‘Gold Standard’ H-20″ S-48″
Light green leaves in spring turning gold with light green margins
by summer. Lilac Flowers.
‘Golden Tiara’ H-15″ S-24″
Heart-shaped medium green leaves with wide chartreuse margin.
‘Guacamole’ H-18″ S-42″
Chartreuse leaves with wide green margin. Large, fragrant, white
flowers in late summer.
‘Halcyon’ H-18″ S-30″
Very blue, heavily textured foliage. Pale lavender flowers.
‘June’ H-15″ S-42″
Blue-green leaves with golden centers. Sport of ‘Halcyon’ with
pale lavender flowers.
‘Krossa Regal’ H-40″ S-48″
Frosty blue, upright foliage. Lavender flowers up to 5 feet.
‘Maui Buttercups’ H-12″
Smaller variety with bright gold, cupped foliage. Near white flowers.
montana ‘Aureo marginata’ H-24″ S-48″
Huge, pointed leaves with wide yellow margins. White flowers.
‘Patriot’ H-18″ S-24″
Rich green leaves with wide, white margins. Lavender flowers.
‘Praying Hands’H-18″ S-24″
Unique narrow, upright, gold-edged foliage, folded to resemble
hands in prayer. Collector’s item!
‘Royal Standard’ H-24″ S-36″
Large, green leaves, fragrant white flowers. Performs well in sun.
sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ (Blue Giant) H-24″ S-48″
Broad, blue-gray, puckered leaves with white flowers.
4 ½” pot and #1 pot
sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’ H-30″ S-36″
Blue-green leaves with wide golden border. White flowers.
4 ½” pot and #1 pot
sieboldiana ‘Great Expectations’ H-24″ S-48″
Irregular, blue-green foliage with creamy yellow centers.
‘Sum and Substance’ H-36″ S-54″
Huge chartreuse green, waxy leaves. Lavender flowers.
‘Sun Power’ H-24″ S-48″
Large hosta with heart-shaped wavy, golden leaves.
undulata ‘Albo Marginata’ H-15″ S-30″
Large green leaves with white margins. Lavender flowers.
‘Wide Brim’ H-18″ S-36″
Medium sized leaves with irregular margins of creamy white.
Variegated Sweet Iris
‘Albo Variegata’ H-24″ S-15″
Striking green and white variegated foliage with lavender flowers in June.
Narrow, green, erect foliage. Medium size beardless flowers. Does best in
moist, well-drained soil. Good as a specimen plant or in mass groupings.
‘Butter and Sugar’ H-30″ S-18″
Creamy white flowers with butter-yellow falls.
‘Caesar’s Brother’ H-36″ S-18″
Robust grower with deep purple flowers.
‘Silver Edge’ H-30″ S-18″
Rich purple flowers edged in silver.
‘White Swirl’ H-36″ S-18″
Snowy white flowers.
galeobdolon ‘Florentinum’ H-8″
A versatile vining groundcover. Green foliage splashed with silver.
Yellow flowers in spring.
galeobdolon ‘Herman’s Pride’ H-10″ S-12″
Green leaves splashed with silver. Mounding habit. Yellow flowers
4 ½” pot
Spotted Dead Nettle
Green leaves with white center stripe. Lavender-pink flowers.
More tolerant of summer heat than other lamiums.
‘Orchid Frost’ (PP11122) H-6″
Silvery white leaves with green margins. Orchid pink flowers.
One of the more disease resistant Lamium varieties.
‘Red Nancy’ H-6″
Similar to ‘White Nancy’ with a rosy-pink flower in May-June.
‘Shell Pink’ H-6″
Green leaves with silvery-center stripe. Soft pink flowers.
‘White Nancy’ H-6″
Silver-white leaves with green margin. White flowers. Sensitive
augustifolia ‘Munstead Strain’ H-12″ S-15″
Rich lavender flower spikes all summer long on compact, gray-green
foliage. Thought to be one of the hardiest lavenders.
superbum ‘Alaska’ H-20″ S-18″
Large, single, daisy-like white flowers in June-July.
‘Becky’ H-30″ S-18″
Excellent performer. Large, single, white flowers on sturdy foliage.
PPA Plant of the Year for 2003
superbum ‘Snowcap’ H-15″ S-15″
Sturdy, compact variety. Single, white daisy-like flowers.
x ‘Banana Cream’ PW (pp23181) H-18” S-24”
Four inch bright yellow blooms that soften to pale yellow. Vigorous,
compact foliage. Blooms July-August.
Blazing Star, Gayfeather
spicata ‘Floristan White’ H-30″ S-18″
White flower spikes over grass-like foliage.
spicata ‘Kobold’ H-18″ S-18″
Original “Kobold’ selection raised from divisions, not seeds. More
compact form than the seed grown variety. Rosy lavender blooms.
dentata ‘Desdemona’ H-36″ S-36″
Huge, bronzy, leathery leaves with purple undersides. Golden
daisy-like flowers in July-August. Avoid afternoon sun.
dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ (PP16113) H-42″ S-36″
Glossy chocolate-purple leaves with bright purple undersides. Clusters
of orange daisy-like flowers on purplish-black stems
stenocephala ‘Little Rocket’ H-36″ S-30″
Very nice dwarf form of Ligularia ‘The Rocket’.
stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ H-60″ S-30″
Heart-shaped, foot- long leaves with yellow flowers July-August.
Requires rich moist soil.
Stargazer Oriental Lily
x ‘Stargazer’ H-24″ S-12″
Oriental type. Crimson flowers with white edges and plenty of freckles!
spicata H-10″ S-12″
Grass-like groundcover with lavender blue flower spikes, August-Sept.
4 ½” pot
cardinalis H-36-48″ S-18″
Wisconsin native with tall red flower spikes in late summer.
Prefers, moisture rich soil.
‘Fireball’ (PP14235) H-18″ S-18″
Compact, mildew resistant variety with ruby red flowers July-Aug.
‘Grand Marshall’™ (PP19582) H-24″ S-18″
Fuchsia-purple flowers over compact, mildew resistant foliage.
‘Jacob Cline’ H-30″ S-18″+
One of the best red monardas, similar to ‘Gardenview Scarlet’,
but with even better mildew resistance.
‘Marshall’s Delight’ H-36″ S-18″+
Mildew resistant foliage with pink flowers in summer.
‘Petite Delight’ (PP10784) H-12″ S-15″+
Dwarf monarda that is highly mildew resistant, with dark green
foliage and lavender-rose flowers.
‘Petite Wonder’ (PP13149) H-12″ S-15″+
Dwarf variety with bright true pink flowers. Highly mildew resistant.
‘Raspberry Wine’ H-36″ S-18″+
Buds resembling raspberries open to reveal raspberry-red flowers.
Very mildew resistant.
faassenii ‘Blue Wonder’ H-12-15″ S-15-18″
Compact mat of gray-green foliage covered with deep blue flowers.
faassenii ‘Dropmore’ H-12″ S-18″
Shorter more compact variety with gray-blue foliage and lavender
faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ (pp24788) H-15” S-18-20”
Highly floriferous compact form with long bloom time.
Periwinkle flowers with dark purple calyxes.
faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ H-18″ S-24″
Aromatic, gray-green foliage with bluish- purple flowers in July.
2007 PPA Plant of the Year
4 ½” pot and #1 pot
terminalis ‘Green Carpet’ H-6″
This cultivar is more compact and has a more uniform height and
foliage that is deeper green and more lustrous.
‘Duchess de Nemours’ H- 38″ S-24″
Double-white ivory flowers blooming in June.
‘Karl Rosenfield’ H-36″ S-24″
Double crimson flowers in June.
‘Krinkled White’ H-36″ S-24″
Single, snow-white crinkled petals.
‘Sara Bernhardt’ H-36″ S-24″
Double apple-blossom pink flowers in June.
‘Scarlett O’Hara’ H-36″ S-24″
Single, scarlet red flowers with yellow stamens.
‘Shirley Temple’ H-36″ S-24″
Buds open with delicate pink blush with flowers fading to pure white
as they age, giving the plant a beautiful, multi-tonal effect.
digitalis ‘Husker Red’ H-30″ S-15″
Rich, bronze-red foliage with white flowers in June.
1996 PPA Plant of the Year
‘Dark Towers’ (PP20013) H-36″ S-24″
Dark, wine purple foliage and lavender pink blooms.
atriplicifolia H-48″ S-36″
Semi-wooded stems that produce soft blue flowers mid-late summer.
‘Little Spire‘ (PP11643) H-24″ S-18″
Shorter cultivar with upright habit that leans less in the landscape.
Lavender flowers, silvery foliage. Late to break dormancy.
x ‘Longin’ H-36″ S-18″
More upright growth habit than atriplicifolia.
‘Blue Moon’ H-12″ S-12″
Postrate mat of loose dark green foliage. Clusters of blue flowers in summer.
Tall Garden Phlox
Traditional garden plant with fragrant, showy flowers.
‘Bright Eyes’ H-36″ S-18″
Clear pink with red eye. Mildew resistant.
‘David’ H-42″ S-24″
White, very fragrant flowers. Very mildew resistant.
‘David’s Lavender’ (PP17793) H-42″ S-24″
Lavender-pink sport of ‘David’. Very mildew resistant.
‘Eva Cullum’ H-30” S-24”
Mildew resistnat variety with clear pink flowers.
‘Katherine’ H-36″ S-18″
Long blooming lavender with white eye. Highly mildew
‘Laura’ H-42″ S-24″
Purple flowers with white eye. Mildew resistant.
‘Orange Perfection’ H-24” S-24”
Well branched clusters of long blooming coral orange flowers.
‘Starfire’ H-36″ S-18″
Crimson-red flowers against deep green foliage.
Creeping perennial with masses of tiny flowers in spring. Leaves
are needle-shaped and evergreen.
‘Blue Emerald’ H-4-6″
Compact, long flowering blue.
‘Candy Stripes’ H-4-6″
Pink and white striped flowers.
‘Emerald Pink’ H-4-6″
Compact, with rose-pink flowers.
Pure white with medium green foliage.
4 ½” pot
virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ (PP12637) H-15″ S-15″
Clump forming, deep green glossy foliage with pure white, snapdragon-like
flowers from June to September.
virginiana ‘Pink Manners’ (PP23482) H-30-36” S-18”
Upright clump forming habit with delicate pink flowers.
virginiana ‘Vivid’ H-24″ S-24-30″
Deep pink snapdragon-like flowers in July-August with vigorous upright foliage.
Interesting balloon-like buds that open into bell-shaped flowers in
early summer. Clump forming with blueish-green foliage. Relatively
pest and disease free. Late to emerge.
‘Sentimental Blue’ H-8″ S-12″
Compact variety with large blue flowers.
falcatum ‘Variegatum’ H-18″ S-18″++
Soft green variegated leaves on arching stems. White flowers in
May-June. Prefers moist woodland setting.
2004 WNA Plant of the Year
‘Raspberry Splash’ (PP12138) H-12″ S-24″
Large clusters of raspberry pink flowers that age to lilac purple.
Silver spotted dark green foliage.
longifolia ‘Bertram Anderson’ H-12″ S-15″
Narrow, spotted foliage with dark blue flowers in early spring.
saccharata ‘Mrs. Moon’ H-12″ S-15″
Silvery, spotted leaves with pink flowers that fade to blue.
fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ H-24″ S-18″
Exceptional, easy to grow perennial, with attractive, dark
green foliage. Golden, daisy-like flowers with black cone
from July to September.
1999 PPA Plant of the Year
4 ½” pot and
fulgida var. fulgida H-24″ S-18″
Smaller flowers and finer textured than ‘Goldsturm’ with much longer
fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Little Goldstar’
(PP22397) H-16″ S-18″
Short bushy clump. Well branched and very floriferous.
fulgida ‘Viette’s Little Suzy’ (PP8867) H-16″ S-18″
Showy dwarf variety similar to ‘Goldsturm’. Disease resistant.
nemerosa ‘Caradonna’ H-24″ S-15″
Erect, dark purple stems set off the blue-violet flowers.
nemerosa ‘East Friesland’ H-18″ S-15″
Violet purple flower spikes over compact, nicely mounded foliage.
nemerosa ‘May Night’ (‘Mainacht’) H-18″ S-15″
Deep purple flower spikes in June-July. Excellent, compact,
long flowering variety.
1997 PPA Plant of the Year
nemerosa ‘Deep Sensation Rose’ (PP18230) H-12″ S-15″
Compact, well-branched plant with rose pink flower spikes.
nemerosa ‘Snowhill’ (Schneehugel) H-18″ S-15″
Lovely white flowering form.
Fleshy-leaved plants that perform well in hot, dry locations.
Yellow flowers in spring. Excellent low groundcover.
album ‘Coral Carpet’ H-5-6″
Foliage has reddish-purple tinge in spring and fall. White
flowers in June.
‘Autumn Fire’ H-24″ S-18″
Improved form of S. ‘Autumn Joy’ with fuller, longer lasting flower
clusters. Thick gray-green stems.
‘Autumn Joy’ H-24″ S-18″
Upright sedum with bronze-red flowers from August-frost.
Rich green, scalloped foliage with orange-yellow flowers in July.
kamtschaticum ‘Variegatum’ H-6″
Similar to kamtschaticum, but with white variegated foliage.
2.5″/32 tray and 4 ½” pot
x ‘Matrona’ H-24″ S-18″
Bluish-green upright foliage with rosy-pink edges and
reddish stems. Pink flowers summer through fall.
x ‘Purple Emperor’ H-15″ S-12″
Dusty, red flowers, compact, dark, purple-red, almost black foliage.
rupestre ‘Angelina’ H-8″
Vigorous chartreuse needle-like foliage that turns rich orange in fall.
4 ½” pot
spectabile ‘Brilliant’ H-24″ S-18″
Similar to ‘Autumn Joy’ with lighter foliage and bright pink flowers.
spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’ H-4″
Bronze-green leaves with carmine-red flowers in June.
2.5″/32tray and 4 ½” pot
spurium ‘Fuldaglut’ (Fireglow) H-4″
Reddish foliage with reddish-pink flowers in June-July.
x ‘Vera Jameson’ H-10″
Succulent purple foliage with arching stems and pink flowers in fall.
4 ½” pot and #1 pot
augustifolium ‘Lucerne’ H-10″ S-10″
Charming bright purple-blue star shaped flowers top dark green
grass-like foliage. Long blooming May-July.
WNA Plant of the Year 2013
rugosa ‘Fireworks’ H-36″ S-36″
Clump-forming habit with radiating yellow flowers resembling
WNA Perennial Plant of the Year 2003
byzantina ‘Helene von Stein’ (Big Ears) H-15″ S-24″
forming variety with larger leaves. Holds up better in summer heat.
monieri ‘Hummelo’ H-18″ S-15″
Trouble-free clumps of green textured foliage with showy rose-purple
flower spikes in June-August.
WNA Plant of the Year 2011
officinalis ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ (PP21436) H-15″ S-15″
Like ‘Hummelo’ with cotton candy pink flowers spikes.
praecox ‘Coccineus’ H- 3″ (Red Creeping)
Crimson flowered creeper that blooms during spring and summer.
Good drainage a must.
pseudolanuginosis H-3″ (Wooly Thyme)
A mat of wooly, gray foliage. Pink flowers in early summer.
Full sun and good drainage a must.
serpyllum H-6″ (Mother of Thyme)
Evergreen, aromatic foliage. Small purple flowers from late spring
4 ½” pot
‘Elizabeth Oliver’ H-10″ S-15″
Slow spreading clumps of deeply lobed leaves with red markings. Light
pink flowers April-May.
‘Giles van Hees’ H-10” S-15”
Very compact variety with bright pink flower spikes.
longifolia ‘First Glory’ (PPAF) H-20″ S-18″
Compact uniform plants with thick spikes of deep blue flowers.
longifolia ‘First Lady’ (PPAF) H-20″ S-18″
Sturdy white flower spikes on compact plant.
longifolia ‘First Love’ (PPAF) H-20″ S-18″
Floriferous compact plant with short, dark-pink flower spikes.
spicata ‘Red Fox’ H-12″ S-15″
Upright, clump-forming foliage with red flowers on tapering stems.
spicata ‘Royal Candles’ (pp18932) H-15″ S-15″
Attractive upright habit. Deep green foliage with violet-blue
flowers in early summer. Foliage remains attractive throughout
‘Sunny Border Blue’ H-18″ S-15″
Vivid, dark violet-blue spikes throughout summer. Deadhead
spent flowers to increase bloom time.
‘Waterperry Blue’ H-6″ S-12″
Good groundcover. Tiny, light blue, star-shaped flowers over
mat-forming green foliage.
‘Whitewater’ (PP22783) H-4-6” s-18”
Dense foliage carpet sprinkled with small star shaped white flowers in June.
minor ‘Bowles’ H-6″
Flowers are deeper blue and more prolific than species.
Evergreen, mat-forming, strawberry-like foliage with yellow,
buttercup-like flowers in May and June.
4 ½” pot