Perennials

Selections for 2017

Alstroemeria Fabiana

Selected from the Princess Series…Proven Hardy in Michigan the last 3 years.

Anemone ‘Dreaming Swan’

Said to bloom late Spring to late Summer.Height: 22-24”. Full to Part Sun.

Anemone Fantasy Red Riding Hood

New variety in the Fantasy series with dark rose flowers. 12-18” tall. Blooms late Aug.-Sept. Sun or Shade.

Amsonia ‘Storm Cloud’

Nearly black stems in spring. Dark green leaves with silver veining. Star shaped periwinkle blue flowers late may-June. 24-30” tall. Full or Part Sun.

Amsonia fall color

 

Baptisia ‘Lavender Stardust’

Extra large lilac-purple flowers (18” long!) on wide mounds of foliage in late May-Early June.. Flowers fade to dusty lavender-purple.

Baptisia ‘Blue Towers’

Stately lavender blue spires about 20” long on a columnar plant reaching 4.5’ tall. Late spring bloomer.

Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’

Over-sized flowers are initially light lemon, then age to cream, and then light violet, then violet…producing a 3 color effect. Late may/Early June. Mature size: 5’ tall and 33” wide.

Buddleia ‘Prince Charming’ (Butterfly Bush)

Raspberry pink flowers: “a color breakthrough” says Walters Gardens. 3.5-4’ tall and wide.

Campsis ‘Summer Jazz Fire’

Looks like regular Trumpet vine, but only grows 6-10’ tall. Orange-red flowers late summer to fall. Award winner.

Caryopteris Blue Empire

Powder grey leaves & extra large flowers on compact plants: 3’x3’. Flowers late Aug.-Sept

Coreopsis Grandiflora ‘SunKiss’

Only 12-14” tall. Space: 20”. Flowers Late Spring – Late Summer.

Coreopsis ‘Honeybunch Red & Gold’

Great growth habit. Tight mounds 12” tall and 15” wide. Blooms all summer.

Coreopsis Crazy Cayenne

Grows 15-18” tall and 22-26” wide and bloom mid-summer. Part of the Sizzle & Spice Series.

Coreopsis Curry Up

Grows 15-18” tall and 22-26” wide and bloom mid-summer. Part of the Sizzle & Spice Series.

Coreopsis Hot Paprika

Grows 15-18” tall and 22-26” wide and bloom mid-summer. Part of the Sizzle & Spice Series.

Coreopsis Zesty Zinger

Grows 15-18” tall and 22-26” wide and bloom mid-summer. Part of the Sizzle & Spice Series.

Coreopsis ‘Uptick’ Series

Series featuring several varieties but the “best” is ‘Gold & Bronze’. 12-14” tall. Blooms all summer.

Coreopsis Palustris ‘Summer Sunshine’

Award winning introduction selected from the native species.  Spreads slowly to form 30” tall clumps that do not require staking. Blooms September to October in Full Sun.

Coreopsis Tripteris ‘Gold Standard’

Slow-spreading native selection growing 5-6’ tall and blooming Aug.-Sept. Award winning. Loved by butterflies. Great cut flower. VERY hardy: zone 3.

Dianthus Kahori Scarlet

Just like the original but a shade more “red”. Blooms ALL Summer. Grows 6-10” tall. Sun.

Echinacea Kismet Orange

Large flowers, long bloom time, compact growth habit. Flowers June to August and maybe September. Height: 24” Full or part sun.

Epimedium Dark Beauty

Spring foliage emerges chocolate-purple then becomes green. Unique purple and white bicolored flowers in spring. 12” tall plants. One of the best genera for competing with tree roots in dry shade.

Geranium ‘Azure Rush’

This one is not new new, but Telly’s has not offered it until now.  Just like “Rosanne” but a slightly lighter blue flower and a slightly more compact growth habit – only 14-16” tall. Blooms June to November.

Helleborus ‘Florence Picotee’

Pure white with a magenta margin. Very early blooming. Everyone needs a hellebore!

Helleborus Wedding Series

 

Helleborus Honeymoon Series

 

Heuchera ‘Northern Exposure Amber’

Yes, these are both the same plant. Left in summer, and right, fall thru spring. Green flowers. Evergreen. Very hardy: zone 4.

Heuchera Primo ‘Black Pearl’

Jet-black leaves with scalloped edge. Proven Winner plant. White flowers. Foliage Ht.: 8-10”

Heuchera Primo ‘Pretty Pistachio’

Leaves chartreuse in spring, lime-green in summer. Huge, wide pink flowers all summer long! Villosa breeding. Best in part sun. Height: 8-10” Space: 20-24”

Heuchera Appletini

Lime foliage topped by ruby red flowers. Flowers begin in early Summer and occasionally reblooms into Fall. Foliage height: 8-10”. Space: 18-24”. Best in part Sun/shade.

Heuchera Silver Gumdrop

One of the few silver-leafed heuchera with vibrant pink flowers early Summer to late Summer. Silver, iridescent leaves take on a rosy blush overtone later in the season. Compact…foliage growing only 6-8” tall

Heuchera ‘Electric Plum’

New leaves emerge nearly black and lighten to an intense purple with black veining. Fuchsia-pink flowers early to mid Summer. Improved flowers and foliage vs. ‘Grape Expectations’.

Heuchella ‘Catching Fire’

Vibrant lime-green leaves with “flame”-shaped cherry-red markings. In Summer, markings deepen to maroon. Best in part sun/shade. Height: 8-10”. Cream flowers June.

Hibiscus ‘Ballet Slippers’

Heavy flowering with 7” red-centered flowers with petals blushed pink. Green leaves. Flowers mid Summer to early Fall. Height: 4’. Full or Part Sun.

Hibiscus ‘Summer in Paradise’

7-8” hot cerise-red flowers from the top to the bottom of the plant. Medium green leaves. 3-3.5’ tall and wide. Full or part Sun

Hosta ‘Munchkin Fire’

Short and narrow leaves on this vigorous, small hosta. Only 7” tall. Ideal for fairy gardens or troughs. Lavender flowers mid summer. Eventually growing to 20”

Hosta ‘Sun Mouse’

Similar to Blue Mouse Ears but yellow and slightly shorter: 6” tall. Shade to part Shade

Peony ‘Belle Toulousaine’

These thrive in sun but will tolerate half day shade. Enormous flowers in late May on plants whose stems stay alive above the ground

Peony ‘Caroline Constabel’

These thrive in sun but will tolerate half day shade. Enormous flowers in late May on plants whose stems stay alive above the ground

Peony ‘Duchesse de Lorraine’

These thrive in sun but will tolerate half day shade. Enormous flowers in late May on plants whose stems stay alive above the ground

Peony ‘Strawberry Creme Brulee’

These thrive in sun but will tolerate half day shade. Enormous flowers in late May on plants whose stems stay alive above the ground

Phlox ‘Fashionably Early Flamingo’

28-36” tall. June-July blooming and “exceptional” mildew resistance. This hybrid phlox spreads more quickly than traditional P. paniculata.

Phlox ‘Fashionably Early Crystal’

28-36” tall. June-July blooming and “exceptional” mildew resistance. This hybrid phlox spreads more quickly than traditional P. paniculata.

Phlox Procumbens ‘ Pink Profusion’

P. Subulata crossed with P. stolonifera. Blooming for 8 weeks in northern Illinois: mid-late March to June.  Large flowers (1.25”) with overlapping petals. Deep purplish pink color. 2 year old plants grew to 13” wide and 8” tall in bloom. 3” tall out of bloom. Full to part sun.

Sedum Sexangulare ‘Golddigger’

Produces yellow flowers in summer. Height: 4-6”. Full Sun.

Sedum ‘Sunsparkler Wildfire’

Cherry red foliage with hot pink variegation. Blooms pink late summer to fall. Height: 6”. Full Sun.

Chick Charms ‘Gold Nugget’

Gold color intensifies in cold spring/fall weather.

Perennials

Selections for 2016

Agastache Mango Tango
A unique new color. Loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Fragrant foliage and flowers. Overwinters best in well-drained soil. Blooms summer to fall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Agastache Kudos Yellow
A unique color. Loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Fragrant foliage and flowers. Overwinters best in well-drained soil. Blooms summer to fall. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Anemone ‘Lorelei’
Queen of the fall shade garden, but tolerates sun as well. 40” tall. (Photo courtesy of Vitro Westland b.v.)
Anemone ‘Dreaming Swan’ (Ruffled Swan)
Slightly ruffled version of the long-blooming White Swan. Blooms June to September! (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Baptisia Pink Truffles
Unique new color like no other false indigo. The color is somewhat muted (a little grey). Blooms late spring. Long-lived. Attractive foliage. 2.5-3’ tall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Baptisia Decadence Sparkling Sapphires
Florescent blue flowers in late spring. Long-lived and low maintenance. Attractive foliage. 2.5-3’ tall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Baptisia Grape Taffy
Reddish-purple flowers with a buff yellow base. Blooms late spring on very compact plants: 2-2.5’ tall. Long lived and low maintenance. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Buddleia Blue Knight
Extra long flowers (10-12”) on dense plants with flowers facing outward late summer to early fall. 3.5-4’ tall & wide. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Buddleia Wisteria Lane
Large, light purple flowers on this uniquely weeping variety only 24” tall and 36” wide. Beautiful in a pot! (Photo courtesy of Cultivaris.)
Clematis recta Serious Black
Bush-type clematis with dark purple new foliage that matures to deep olive green. Ivory nickle-size flowers in late May to June. Cut back to 6-9” in late winter/early spring.
(Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Coreopsis Firefly
Compact mound 15” tall and 12” wide with vibrant bicolored flowers all summer. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Dianthus Marashino
Hot cherry-red, double flowers up to 1.5” wide with a dark burgundy eye. Silvery blue foliage. Blooms all summer especially if deadheaded. Fragrant. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Dicentra White Gold
The first gold leafed old fashioned bleeding heart with white flowers. Blooms in spring on 2-3’ tall plants with foliage disappearing by summer. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella
Compact, sturdy plants (18” tall). Very floriferous. The same plant produces flowers of pink and orange. Blooms July to early Sept. (Photo courtesy of Plants Nouveau.)
Echinacea Sensation Pink
Flowers are intense pink even in the hottest of summers. 3” wide on dark stems. Compact plants: 16-18” tall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Echinacea Sombrero Baja Burgundy
Many flowers July to early September on 24-26” tall plants. New color in the popular Sombero series. (Photo courtesy of the National Garden Bureau.)
Echinacea Sombrero Adobe Orange
(Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Eryngium Neptune’s Gold
Gold-leafed Sea Holly topped by electric blue flowers on blue stems in summer. Tolerates dry soil and heat. (Photo courtesy of Plants Nouveau.)
Helleborus Confetti Cake
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus Dark and Handsome
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus Flower Girl
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus French Kiss
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus Honeymoon – Mixed
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus Paris in Pink
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus Rome in Red
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus Spanish Flare
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Helleborus Wedding Party – Mixed
New in the Wedding & Honeymoon series. Extremely early blooming plants for shade to part shade. All flowers face down on the plant. Should flower in ‘17. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Heuchera Champagne
Medium sized leaves changing from peach to gold to champagne gold with a white veil. Maroon stemmed light peach flowers most of the season. About 12” x 12”. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Heuchera Red Lightning
Dark red veins on huge gold leaves. Color holds well through the season. This is a villosa type giving it better vigor and heat tolerance. White flowers in summer. Prefers full to part shade. 11” tall and 16” wide with 18” flowers. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Heuchera Tokyo
Low spreading mound of lime-green leaves but grown for its ability to produce electric red flowers from July to October in shade to part shade. Height 8-10” and width 21” with 15” tall flowers. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Heucherella Pink Fizz
Can grow in sun or shade. BOTH attractive flowers and beautiful foliage. Height 8”
(Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Hibiscus Berry Awesome
Dark, midnight olive green leaves. Dense habit. Huge 7-8” lavender pink flowers with a red eye late July to September. Height and width 4’. Tolerates full to part sun and moist soil. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Hibiscus Mars Madness
Unique dark olive green, maple-like leaves have copper highlights with newest leaves coppery purple. 6-8” magenta-red flowers early August to September. Tolerates full to part sun and moist soil. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Hibiscus Perfect Storm
Extra compact habit (3’x3’) with 7-8” white flowers edged with pink and red centers from July to September. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Hibiscus Starry Night
The darkest (nearly black) foliage with 7-8” pale pink flowers speckled and veined darker pink. Blooms late July to September. 3.5-4’ tall and wide. Full to part sun. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Hosta Beyond Glory
Sport of ‘Old Glory’ with wider, dark green margins. Margins measure 3” at widest point. Pale lavender flowers in summer. Height: 16” Width: 29” (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Hosta Hans
Named after breeder Hans Hansen. Blue-green puckered leaves with a wide, feathery white center with green jetting between from center to margin. Pale lavender flowers early summer. Height & Width: 21” (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Kniphofia Echo Rojo
This hardy red poker plant re-blooms from late spring thru summer in full to part sun. 30-36” tall. Flowers deep orange to red. Only Zone 6. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Leucanthemum Luna
Unique pom-pom shaped flowers emerging yellow and fading in a week or two to a two-toned flower and then fading to white. 19” x 19”. Full to part Sun. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Leucanthemum Real Charmer
Large, double cream to lemon flowers with fancy fringed petals. Grows about 20” by 20”. Deadhead to encourage continuous bloom. (Photo courtesy of Plant Haven International, Inc.)
Ligularia King Kong
Just like ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ but with leaves nearly twice as wide: 16”! The same gold-orange flowers mid summer. Full to part shade. Leaves are more green in full shade. 3-3.5’ tall and wide. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Monarda Cotton Candy
Less aggressive than traditional Bee Balm. Looks lavender, but it’s pale pink. Mildew resistant. Only grows 14-16”. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Monarda Grape Gumball
Magenta flowers in July on plants growing 20-24” tall. Better than average mildew resistance. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Monarda Leading Lady Lilac
Starts flowering in June (traditional cultivars flower in July). Tidy, non-aggressive clumps of mildew resistant foliage. Only 10-14” tall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Monarda Leading Lady Plum
Starts flowering in June (traditional cultivars flower in July). Tidy, non-aggressive clumps of mildew resistant foliage. Only 10-14” tall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Mukdenia Nova Flame
Dark pink spring flowers from its Bergenia mother and fall color from its Mukdenia father. Very hardy (Zone 3). Grows in sun or shade! Unlike bergenia, foliage dies down for the winter. 8” tall-12” wide. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Perovskia Denim ‘n Lace
Compact and extra upright with lacy sky blue flowers July to September. Flowers densely… almost looks like a blue Astilbe. Full sun. 36-48” tall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Phlox Flame Purple Eye
A new member of the ‘Flame’ series with white eyed purple flowers. Potentially good mildew resistance. Flowers July and August 15-19” tall. (Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of Dummen Orange.)
Phlox ‘Opening Act White’
Only 18-20” tall. Starts blooming in June unlike regular garden phlox which blooms in July. Reblooms until fall. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Sanguisorba Little Angel
This ornamental Burnet has strawberry-red, gomphrena-like flowers July and August on plants 24-28” tall. Unique and tidy variegated foliage persists spring to fall. Attracts butterflies. (Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of Walters Garden, Inc.)
Sedum Frosted Fire
Like ‘Autumn Charm’ but with darker coral-pink flowers. Gold and blue-green variegated leaves all season. Provides winter interest. Grows 18-24” tall. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Sedum Dark Magic
Foliage height: 12” Flower height: 20”. Flowers August to October with dark pink flowers above glossy, purple-black leaves. (Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.)
Tiarella Fingerpaint
Lacy, bright green leaves with a burgundy blotch. Semi-running. Ivory flowers in spring. For shade to part shade. (Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)