"These perennials are free (or mostly so) of pests and diseases, are self-supporting, need little grooming and demand average water and nutrients."
Baptisia Vanilla Cream

NEW! BAPTISIA 'VANILLA CREAM'

Phlox Coral Creme Drop
NEW! PHLOX 'CORAL CREME DROP'

Aruncus Misty Lace
ARUNCUS 'MISTY LACE'

Geranium Album
GERANIUM 'ALBUM'

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EVEN-TEMPERED
Perennial plants for your garden
By Martin Stern
The sumptuous flowerMartin Sterns and fragrance of peonies, the majestic spires of delphiniums and the mesmerizing color and form of lilies can have us spellbound. These beauties, however, have their highs and lows in our gardens and it is advisable to support them with plants that hold their own throughout the season.

These “even-tempered” perennials are free (or mostly so) of pests and diseases, are self-supporting, need little grooming and demand average water and nutrients.
 Iris pumila Boo
IRIS 'BOO'

 Iris What Again
IRIS 'WHAT AGAIN?'
 Nepeta Sweet Dreams
NEPETA 'SWEET DREAMS'
 Calamintha flower
CALAMINTHA (FLOWER)
 Amsonia Blue Ice
AMSONIA 'BLUE ICE"
 Amsonia hubrichtii
AMSONIA HUBRICHTII
For the sun:
Iris pumila ‘Boo’ and ‘What Again’ The dwarf irises bloom early and their only care requirement is division every 5 years.

Nepeta subsessilis ‘Sweet Dreams’ Be looking for newer upright catmints thiis year!

Calamintha nepeta ‘Montrose White’ Clouds of white flowers. Tidy low bush for full sun.

Amsonia hubrictii and A. ‘Blue Ice’  Always a pleasure to look at from spring to fall when the foliage turns golden yellow.

Baptisia ‘Vanilla Cream’ New cultivars offer wider color range and are more compact.

Phlox ‘Coral Creme Drop’ These newer phlox varieties are great colors and very resistant to disease.
 Maidenhair fern for northern shade gardens
NOTHERN MAIDENHAIR
 Variegated Solomons Seal
V. SOLOMON'S SEAL
 Dryopteris crispa cristata
DRY 'C. CRISTATA'

And for shade:
Aruncus ‘Misty Lace’ An intermediate-sized goatsbeard with soft, lacy texture.

Geranium macrorrhizum album A white-flowered form of big-root geranium. One of the best plants for dry shade.

Polygonatum falcatum variegatum Variegated solomon’s seal. A staple ground cover with arching stems and lovely fall color.

Adiantum pedatum Our one-of-a-kind native maidenhair fern.

Dryopteris f.m. ‘Crispa Cristata‘ An upright and very hardy fern with parsley-like texture.
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