- Panicum v. ‘Northwind’ A selection of native Switch Grass introduced by plant breeder, Roy Diblik from Northwind Perennial Farm. 5’ tall stately grass with beautiful seed heads in August. Very hardy. Full sun is best.
- Rudbeckia f. ‘Viette’s Little Suzy’ A newer selection of Black Eyed Susan with nice compact and shorter form 18” high and 24” wide. Long-blooming in late summer-fall. Attractive to butterflies. Resistant to deer and rabbits.
- Aster tataricus ‘Jindai’ Distinctive spear-like leaves with serrated edges, strong upright form and sprays of pollinator attractive violet blue flowers late August-September. Native to Japan. 3 ft. Full sun - part sun.
- Andropogon g. ‘Black Hawks’ Beautiful dark foliage selection of native Big Blue Stem Grass, an Intrinsic Perennial Plant introduction named for the Chicago hockey team. Dramatic and stately plant. 4’ - 5’ tall for full sun-part.
- Vernonia ‘Southern Cross’ Common name: Ironweed, ‘Southern Cross’ has a 3-4 ft, vase-like habit. An Intrinsic Perennial Gardens hybrid intro found among Vernonia lettermanii seedlings (other parent unknown). Sun.
- Chrysanthemum’Mammoth Lavender Daisy’ A Zone 3 hardy mum introduction from the University of Minnesota. 24”-48” tall variety with large semi-double dark pink flowers. Sun - part sun.
- Sedum ‘Thundercloud’ Easily grown in full sun. Tolerates rabbits, deer and air pollution. Thundercloud emerges in the spring in a perfectly compact dome-shaped mound, growing about 1 ft. tall, white flower heads in August.