Perennials ~ get better every year
Throughout the spring, summer and early fall, we carry over 1500 varieties, both tried and true and a lot of the new!! Our goal is to provide you with the largest selection of quality plants in the area. We believe we have the greatest varieties and the highest quality available.
We take pride in our growers. 90% of all perennials we purchase are from local growers. Along with our many perennials for sunny and shady areas (including many that are native to our area), we carry an extensive selection of plants grown specifically for troughs and rock gardens. We also carry over 30 varieties of ornamental grasses, vines in every color (clematis, honeysuckle, hops, trumpet vine, passiflora, and more), and a large assortment of peonies (including itoh and tree).
2022 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year
Schizachyrium scoparium and cultivars
PPA (Perennial Plant Association)
The Perennial Plant of the Year® (PPOY) program began in 1990 to showcase a perennial that is a standout among its competitors. Perennials chosen are suitable for a wide range of growing climates, require low maintenance, have multiple-season interest, and are relatively pest/disease-free. If you are looking for an excellent perennial for your next landscape project or something reliable for your gardens, make sure to check out the Perennial Plant of the Year® archive list.
Since the Perennial Plant of the Year® was introduced in 1990, the Perennial Plant Association has received frequent inquiries about how the Perennial Plant of the Year® is selected. The selection process is quite simple – PPA members vote for the Perennial Plant of the Year® each summer. At that time, in addition to the vote, each member may also nominate up to two plants for future consideration. The Perennial Plant of the Year® committee reviews the nominated perennials (more than 400 different perennials are often nominated each year) and selects 3 or 4 perennials to be placed on the ballot.
Nominations generally need to satisfy the following criteria:
- Suitability for a wide range of climatic conditions
- Low-maintenance requirements
- Relative pest- and disease-resistance
- Ready availability in the year of promotion
- Multiple seasons of ornamental interest
2022 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year
AHGA (American Hosta Growers Association)With the increasing number of hosta cultivars being introduced each year it is increasingly difficult for nursery owners and gardeners to choose just the right hostas for their sales areas and gardens. To this end the American Hosta Growers Association established the AHGA Hosta of the Year in 1996. It is selected by a vote of AHGA members. Award winners are hostas that are good garden plants in all regions of the country and are widely available in sufficient supply.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.
Visit the USDA Agricultural Research Service website for more detailed information.
Leafgro© is a superior quality compost used extensively by the landscape industry and homeowners as a source of humus for soil improvement. Leafgro© is an outstanding example of recycling at its best. By composting leaves and grass clippings that would have normally been disposed of in a landfill, the Maryland Environmental Service converts organic wastes into a valuable resource.
Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus©
All Natural Plant Food Enhanced With Bacteria, and Mycorrhizae.
- Grows larger root mass to help plants establish fast.
- Promotes bigger blooms.
- Reduces transplant loss.