Perennials and Wild Flowers

Acantholinum  acerosum_____Prickly Thrift

This is a densely compact mounding evergreen  perennial with with sharp prickly blue gray spines. They have white to pink flowers in late June to July.  Limited availability.

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Acantholinum acerosum  Prickly  Thrift

Ht: 6-12″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Pink White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

Achillea ‘Moonshine’             Moonshine Yarrow

This is a tall bushy perennial with gray green leaves and sulfur yellow flowers. They bloom throughout the summer with some deadheading.

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ Moonshine Yarrow

 

Ht: 24-30″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Achillea millefolium                       Paprika Yarrow

This is a medium sized perennial with dark green fern like leaves and brick red & yellow flowers. They bloom all summer with some deadheading.

 

Achillea millefolium Paprika Yarrow

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Brick Red & Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Achillea millefolium                       Sangria Yarrow

This is a medium sized perennial with bright green fern like leaves. They have striking red-wine colored flowers that bloom throughout the summer. They make a great cut flower.

Achillea millefolium Sangria Yarrow

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Wine Red

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Agastache aurantiaca         Coronado Hyssop

This is a tall perennial with silvery green fragrant leaves and pale orange flowers. They are great for attracting hummingbirds.


Agastache aurantiaca Coronado Hyssop

 

Ht: 18″

Mature Spread: 15″

Flower Color: Orange

Hardiness: Zone5

Sun to Part Shade

Dry

Agastache cana ‘Sinning’               Sonoran Sunset

This is a selection of Wild Hyssop that has large rose colored flowers and more compact growth habit. This is a very fragrant perennial, longer blooming than the species.

 

Ht: 15-18″

Mature Spread: 12-15″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 5

Sun to Part Shade

Dry

 

Agastache cana                         Wild Hyssop

Also called Double Bubblemint this tall bushy perennial has fragrant pink flowers that bloom from July through October. They are great for attracting humming birds. The flowers smell like bubble-gum.


Agastache cana Wild Hyssop

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full sun

Dry

Agastache rupestris                      Sunset Hyssop

This is a tall perennial with blue green fragrant leaves and bold spikes of sunset–orange flowers. Blooms summer to fall. The fragrance is reminiscent of licorice.

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Orange

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Aloinopsis spathulata     Hardy Living Stone

This is a small succulent perennial with chubby green leaves and bright purple flowers in early spring.

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Aloinopsis spathulata   Hardy Living Stone

Mature Ht: 3-6″             *Native*

Mature Spread: 3-6″

Flower Color: Pinks

Hardness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Amsonia jonesii                  Colorado Desert Blue Star

This is an upright clump forming perennial that is native to  western Colorado.  It has powder blue flowers and dark green leaves. 

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Amsonia jonesii    Colorado Blue Star

Mature Ht: 12-18″             *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-15″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry


Aquilegia barnebyi      Shale Columbine

This columbine has pastel pink and yellow flowers bloom from spring to summer. Delicate blue green leaves throughout the summer. Very drought tolerant.


Aquilegia barnebyi Shale Columbine

 

Ht: 1-2′                                    *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Pink and Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Sun to Part Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Aquilegia caerulea                 Rocky Mountain Columbine

This is a tall perennial with dark green leaves and blue and white flowers. Blooms in spring. This is the State Flower of Colorado.

 

Ht: 18-24″                               *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Blue & White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Part Sun to Shade

Medium to Dry


Aquilegia chrysantha                      Golden Columbine

This Columbine produces large fragrant bright yellow flowers which bloom all summer. They are native to hanging gardens of Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.

 

Aquilegia chrysantha Golden Columbine

 

Ht: 2-3′                                    *Native*

Mature Spread: 2′

Flower Color: Golden Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Sun to Part Shade

Medium to Dry

Aquilegia chrysantha              Denver Gold Columbine

The Denver Gold columbine is one of the longest blooming columbines and is very adaptable to various soils and conditions.

 

Ht: 24-36″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Sun to Part Shade

Medium to Dry


Aquilegia ‘Swan Violet & White’  Remembrance Columbine

Named in memory of the victims of the Columbine High School tragedy. This columbine has striking violet-purple and pure white flowers.

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 15-18″

Flower Color: Violet & White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Part Sun to Shade

Medium to Dry  
Arenaria hookeri  desertorum                       Hooker’s Sandwort

This is a compact evergreen alpine perennial with bright green moss like leaves and white flowers in late spring to early summer.  We have successfully  grown this plant in our cactus garden for two seasons with minimal irrigation.  It adds a bright spot of green to all of the blues and greys of our garden.

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Arenaria hookeri  desertorum                 Hooker’s Sandwort 

 

Ht:1-2″

Mature Spread: 6-12″‘

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

 Dry

 

Argemone polyanthemos                        Prickly Poppy

This perennial has blue green spiny leaves and large white flowers. It is extremely drought tolerant. This is an Eastern Plains species that was introduced to the Western Slope possibly by the highway.

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Argemone polyanthemos Prickly Poppy

 

Ht: 2-4′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Artemisia frigida                            Fringed Sage

This is a mound forming perennial with fragrant soft silver foliage. They make a great accent.


Artemisia frigida Fringed Sage

 

Ht: 6-15″                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Artemisia schmidtiana                     ‘Silver Mound’ Sage

This is a low growing mound forming perennial with fragrant finely cut silver leaves.


Artemisia schmidtiana Silver Mound

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: yellow, insignificant

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Artemisia stelleriana                             ‘Silver Brocade’ Sage

This is a low growing perennial with bright finely-cut silver leaves. It makes a great accent plant.


Artemisia stelleriana Silver Brocade Sage

 

Ht: 8-12″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

Asclepias tuberosa                                Butterfly Weed
This is an up right perennial with light green leaves and orange flowers in mid summer. They tolerate poor soils well. They are great for attracting butterflies. The caterpillar of the Monarch Butterfly feeds on the leaves.

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Orange

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Berlandiera lyrata                          Chocolate Flower

This is a medium sized perennial with blue green foliage and yellow flowers. The flowers smell like milk chocolate and they bloom all summer long.
 

Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Flower

 

Ht: 1-2′                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Callirhoe involucrata          Poppy Mallow, Winecups

This is a low growing perennial with burgundy cup shaped flowers blooms until frost. They work well as a ground cover.


Callirhoe involucrata Poppy Mallow

 

Ht: 6-8″                                 *Native*

Mature Spread: 4-6′

Flower Color: Burgundy

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Calylophus hartwegii fendleri              Fendler’s  Sundrops

This is an awesome mounding perennial with large 2″ square, yellow flowers. Flower buds bold with pink and yellow polka-dots. The flowers bloom from June till frost. They are very drought tolerant. They tolerate poor soils very well.

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Calylophus hartwegii fendleri Fendler’s Sundrops

 

Ht: 1-2′                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Centranthus ruber alba                                  White Valerian

This is a tall bushy perennial with blue green leaves and white flowers. Blooms all summer long. This is very drought tolerant.


Centranthus ruber alba White Valerian

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Medium to Very Dry

 

Centranthus ruber               Red Valerian or Jupiter’s Beard

This is a tall bushy perennial with fleshy blue green leaves and red to pink flowers. They are very drought tolerant. They are very adaptable either to sun or shade.


 

Centranthus ruber Red Valerian

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Red

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun to Shade

Medium to Very Dry

 

Cerastium tomentosum                        Snow in Summer

This is a low growing silver ground cover with white flowers in spring and summer. Can be very aggressive so give it plenty of space.

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Cerastium tomentosum    Snow in Summer

Ht: 6-12″

Mature Spread: 12-24″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides                      Hardy Plumbago

This is a low growing ground cover with glossy green leaves and deep blue flowers in summer. They work well in sun or shade. They have maroon fall color.

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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Hardy Plumbago

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 5

Sun to Shade

Dry

 

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunray’         Dwarf Double Coreopsis

This is a medium sized perennial with bright green leaves and vivid double yellow flowers.


Coreopsis grandiflora “Sunray’ Dwf. Dbl. Coreopsis

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Coreopsis lanceolata                            Lance-Leaf Coreopsis

This is a clump forming perennial with shiny green leaves and bright yellow flowers.


Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Coreopsis verticillata                       Moonbeam’ Coreopsis

This is a rounded mound of bright thread like green leaves and pale yellow flowers in mid to late summer.


Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Soft Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Dalea purpurea                            Purple Prairie Clover

This is an upright clump forming perennial with finely cut leaves. They have bright purple cone shaped flowers throughout the summer. The Purple Prairie Clover is thriving in our cactus garden, which we water once during the summer.

 

Dalea purpurea      Purple Prairie Clover

 

Ht: 2-3′                                     *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Delosperma cooperi                                 Purple Iceplant

This is a ground cover that forms a thick carpet of grayish green leaves. Their blooms are a vivid purple from early summer to fall.


Delosperma cooperi Purple Iceplant

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry


Delosperma x cooperi           Table Mountain Iceplant

This is a low growing ground cover with fuchsia/white flowers. This variety is particularly vigorous and showy.


Delosperma x cooperi Table Mountain Iceplant

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Fuchsia/White Center

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Delosperma dyeri ‘Psdold’      Red Mountain Iceplant

This is a low growing ground cover with red flowers that fade to copper red.


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Delosperma dyeri    Red Mountain Iceplant

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Red

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Delosperma ‘Kelaidis’                 Mesa Verde Iceplant

This is a compact ground cover with salmon pink flowers.


Delosperma ‘Kelaidis’ Mesa Verde Iceplant

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Salmon Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Delosperma nubigenum                        Hardy YellowIceplant

This is a low growing ground cover with bright yellow flowers early summer and again in fall. They have light green succulent leaves turn red in winter.


Delosperma nubigenum Hardy Yellow Iceplant

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Delosperma ‘Oberg’                                   Oberg Iceplant

This is a small Iceplant with white flowers and pink flower buds.


Delosperma ‘Oberg’ Oberg Iceplant

Ht: 2-3″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Delosperma ‘Psfave’ ‘Lavender Ice’      Lavender Ice Iceplant

This Iceplant has large dark green leaves and large bright lavender flowers in summer.

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Delosperma ‘Lavender Ice’      Lavender Ice Iceplant

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18′

Flower Color: Lavender

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Diascia integerrima             Coral Canyon Twinspur

This is a low growing mounding perennial with soft pink flowers. Blooms from spring through summer.


Diascia integerrima Coral Canyon Twinspur

 

Ht: 12-15″

Mature Spread: 8-12″

Flower Color Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full to Part Sun

Medium

Digitalis thapsi                    ‘Spanish Peaks’ Foxglove

This perennial has tall pink flowers that bloom from April-August. This foxglove grows well in dry shade.

 

Ht: 12-15″

Mature Spread” 12-15″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun to Shade

Medium

 

Echinacea purpurea                             Purple Coneflower

This is a broad clump forming perennial with vivid purple flowers. Attracts butterflies.

 

Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower

 

Ht: 2-3′                                     *Native*

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Echinacea purpurea                          Magnus Coneflower

This is a lovely perennial it has rose pink flowers with coppery brown cone that bloom from June until the first frost. Magnus was voted the Perennial of the year by the Perennial Plant Association in 1998.

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’             White Cone Flower

This is a tall perennial with deep green leaves and white flowers.


Echinacea purpurea White Cone Flower

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Eriogonum umbellatum  subalpinum                        Umbrella Buckwheat

This is a low growing mat forming perennial with bright green leaves and sulfur yellow flowers. The flowers fade to shades of pink. The foliage turns a bright burgundy in the winter.


Eriogonum umbellatum Sulfur Flower

Ht: 6-8″                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Eriogonum umbellatum                       ‘Kannah Creek ‘

This is a fantastic low growing mat forming perennial with dark green pointed leaves and sulfur yellow flowers in spring. They have great fall-winter color.

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Eriogonum umbellatum ‘Kannah Creek’

 

Ht: 6-8″                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Sulfur Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Eriogonum jamesii                               Creamy Sulfur Flower

Low growing mat forming perennial with silvery leaves and cream to pink flowers.


Eriogonum jamesii Creamy Sulfur Flower

 

Ht: 6-12″                                 *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-15″

Flower Color: Cream

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Eryngium varifolium                           Moroccan Sea Holly

This perennial has blue green leaves and steel blue thistle like seed heads. They are very drought tolerant and make a good cut flower.

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Eryngium varifolium  Moroccan Sea Holly

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Fragaria americana                                   Wild Strawberry

This is a low growing ground cover with white flowers and tiny strawberries.

 

Ht: 3-4″                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 12′

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun to Shade

Dry

 

Fragaria ‘Frel’                               Pink Panda Strawberry

Low growing strawberry with bright pink flowers and sweet berries.


Fragaria ‘Frel’ Pink Panda Strawberry

 

Ht: 6-8″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium

 

Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Burgundy’        Burgundy Blanket Flower

This is a medium sized gaillardia with finely cut burgundy flowers.

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Gaillardia g. ‘Burgundy’ Burgundy Blanket Flower

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Burgundy

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Goblin’      Dwarf Blanket Flower

Clump forming perennial with rugged red and yellow flowers blooms in summer.


Gaillardia ‘Goblin’    Dwarf Blanket Flower

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Red and Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Gaillardia x grandiflora                            Golden Goblin

This is a dwarf gaillardia with large gold flowers.

 


Gaillardia grandiflora Golden Gaillardia

 

Ht: 6-12″

Mature Spread: 12″

Flower Color: Gold

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Gaura lindheimeri                                   Apple Blossom

This is a tall fast growing perennial with delicate white flowers blooms all summer long. They can tolerate shade.


Gaura lindheimeri White Apple Blossom

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun to Part Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Pink’            Pink Whirling Butterflies

This is a tall perennial with slender green to red leaves and soft pink flowers that resemble butterflies.


Gaura l. ‘Pink’ Pink Whirling Butterflies

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun to Part Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Geranium x cantabrigiense               Cambridge Cranesbill

This is a mound forming perennial with light green leaves and bright pink flowers. Blooms in late spring to summer. The leaves turn to burgundy in fall.

 

Ht: 6-12″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Sun to Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’                            Blue Cranesbill

This is a large perennial with gray to green leaves and vivid blue flowers.

 

Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ Blue Cranesbill

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Violet Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Sun to Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Geranium pink                                               Pink Cranesbill

This is a mound forming perennial with dark green leaves and pink flowers in mid spring.


Geranium pink Pink Cranesbill

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Sun to Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Geranium sanguineum                               Bloody Cranesbill

Mound forming perennial with magenta flowers. Leaves turn burgundy in winter.

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Magenta

Hardiness: Zone 4

Sun or Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Geranium sang. alba                            White Cranesbill

This is a mound forming perennial with white to pink flowers in summer. They have graceful foliage through out the year.


Geranium sang. alba White Geranium

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Sun or Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Geranium viscossimum                    Sticky Geranium

This is a large fast growing perennial with rose purple flowers early summer.

 

Ht: 1-3′                                    *Native*

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Rose Purple

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Geum chiloense ‘Mrs. Bradshaw’                         Red Avens

This is a medium sized perennial with fuzzy green leaves and scarlet flowers.

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Red

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full to Part Sun

Medium

 

Geum triflorum                                           Prairie Smoke

This is a low growing ground cover with deeply cut fern like leaves and pastel pink flowers lantern shaped flowers that bloom in early spring. This is a native to the Grand Mesa.


Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke

Ht: 6-8″ *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full to Part Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Helianthus maximiliani       Maximillian Sunflower

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 Helianthus maximiliani  Maximilian Sunflower

This is a tall fast growing perennial with bright yellow daisy flowers in the fall. Great for fall color.

 

Ht: 6-7′                                    *Native*

Mature Spread: 3-4′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Hemerocallis ‘Aztec Gold’                   Aztec Gold Daylily

This is a tall fast growing mound forming perennial with gold flowers.


Hemerocallis ‘Aztec Gold’   Aztec Gold Daylily

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Hemerocallis ‘Cranberry Baby’        Cranberry Baby Daylily

This is a clump forming perennial with burgundy flowers in summer.


Hemerocallis ‘Cranberry Baby’ Cranberry Baby Daylily

 

Ht: 15-18″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Burgundy

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Hemerocallis ‘Lady Eva’                   Lady Eva Daylily

This is a grass like perennial with bright green leaves and stunning rust colored flowers that bloom in summer.


Hemerocallis ‘Lady Eva’ Lady Eva Daylily

 

Ht:1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Rust Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’                   Dwarf Gold Daylily

This is a medium sized daylily with rich green leaves and golden flowers most of the summer.


Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Dwarf Gold Daylily

 

Ht: 15-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Gold Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Hemerocallis ‘Wine Time’        Wine Time Daylily

This is a clump forming perennial with rose wine colored flowers.


Hemerocallis ‘Wine Time’

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Rose Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Hemerocallis ‘Virachoa’                          Virachoa’ Daylily

This is a large flowering daylily with gold apricot flowers that bloom in mid summer.

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Hemerocallis ‘Virachoa’            Virachoa’ Daylily

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Apricot Gold

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 Heuchera sang. ‘Palace Purple’________Purple Coral Bells

This is a low growing shade loving perennial with rich burgundy leaves and burgundy flowers in early summer.

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Heuchera sanguinea ”Purple Palace’   Purple Coral Bells

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Scarlet Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium

Heuchera sang. ‘Snow Angle’ _________Variegated Coral Bells

This is a low growing shade loving perennial with variegated green and white leaves. This coral bells have deep pink flowers  in early summer.

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Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Scarlet Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium

 

 

Heuchera sang. ‘Splendens’_                         Red Coral Bells

This is a low growing perennial with rich green leaves and scarlet red flowers in early summer.
  

Heuchera sanguinea ‘Splendens’ Red Coral Bells

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Scarlet Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium

 

 

Hymenoxis acaulis                                Angelita Daisy

This is an extremely drought tolerate perennial with dark green leaves and bright yellow daisy like flowers that bloom all summer long. Tolerates poor soils very well.


Hymenoxis acaulis Angelita Daisy

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

Hymenoxis scaposa__________Thrift Leaf Perky Sue

This is an extremely drought tolerate perennial with thin deep green leaves and bright yellow flowers that bloom all summer and into the fall.  They also have good winter color.

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Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Iris siberica                               ‘Caesar’s Brother’ Iris

This Iris has numerous deep purple flowers. Make a good cut flower.


Iris siberica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ Iris

Ht: 24-36″

Mature Spread: 24″

Flower Color: Deep Purple

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium-Dry

 

Kniphofia flamenco                                        Red Hot Poker

This is an improved verity that blooms the first year. It has red to yellow flowers that attract butterflies.

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Red to Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

 

Kniphofia uvaria ‘Pfitzeri’                             Red Hot Poker

Dense spike like leaves with large red/yellow flower spike.


Kniphofia uvaria ‘Pfitzeri’ Red Hot Poker

 

Ht:3-4′

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Red to Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Buena Vista’    Buena Vista Lavender

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This is a compact Lavender with blue purple flowers. They tolerate saline soils and prefer well drained soils.

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Blue Purple

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Lavandula angustifolia. ‘Hidcote Superior’  Hidcote Lavender

This is medium sized lavender with violet blue flowers spring to fall.

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Violet Blue

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Lavandula ang. ‘Munstead’                        English Lavender

This is a medium sized perennial with slender grayish green evergreen leaves and lavender to blue flowers.

  

Lavandula ang. ‘Munstead’ English Lavender

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Lavender Blue

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Lavandula ang. ‘Rosea’                                    Rose Lavender

This is a compact lavender with light pink flower and silver foliage.

 

Ht: 6-12″

Mature Spread: 12-24″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Lavandula ang. ‘Royal Velvet’                       Royal Velvet

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This is a large perennial with dark purple flowers in summer. This lavender can be used as a culinary herb and tolerates poor soils well.

 

Ht: 2-2.5′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Dark Purple

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Lavandula x. intermedia cv. ‘Grosso’            Grosso Lavender

This is a large perennial with grey green evergreen leaves it has large purple flowers. They prefer well drained soils.


Lavandula x. intermedia cv. ‘Grosso’

Ht: 2-2.5′

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Leucanthum x superbum ‘Little Miss Muffet’   Dwarf Shasta Daisy

This is a compact clump forming perennial with dark green leaves and white flowers.


Leucanthum x superbum ‘Little Miss Muffet’

 

Ht: 12-15″

Mature Spread: 12-15″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium

 

Liatris punctata                                         Native Gayfeather

This is a tall perennial with silver green leaves and spike like lavender purple flowers.

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Liatris punctata Native Gayfeather

 

Ht: 12-18″                              *Native*

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color Light Purple

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Liatris spicata                                      ‘Kobold’ Gayfeather

This is a compact selection of Gayfeather with dense violet spikes in mid to late summer.


Liatris spicata Kobold Gayfeather

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Violet

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Linum lewsii                                               Prairie Flax

Clump forming perennial with fine textured blue green foliage and vivid blue flowers blooms June through August.

 

Linum lewsii Prairie Flax

 

Ht: 1-2′                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Melampodium leucanthum                       Black Foot Daisy

This is a mounding perennial with white flowers that bloom all summer. It is very drought tolerant and works well in rock gardens.

 

Melampodium leucanthum Black Foot Daisy

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Mirabilis multiflora                              Desert 4 O’ Clock

Gorgeous mounding perennial covered in magenta flowers. Blooms from spring until frost. Great for attracting hummingbird moths.

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Mirabilis multiflora Desert 4 O’ Clock

 

Ht: 2-3′                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 2-6′

Flower Color: Magenta

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Monarda fistula mentha           Native Lavender Bee Balm

This is a fragrant perennial with curved lavender colored flowers. Also know as Horse Mint.

 

Ht: 203′                                 *Native*

Mature Spread: 18-24′

Flower Color: Lavender

Hardiness: Zone

Full Sun

Dry

 

Monarda ‘Petite Delight’            Petite Delight Bee Balm

This is a low growing perennial with fragrant rich green leaves and lavender pink flower clusters.


Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ Petite Delight Bee Balm

 

Ht: 12-15″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Lavender Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full to Part Sun

Medium

 

Nepeta mussini                                                    Catmint

This is a medium sized perennial with gray green leaves and soft blue flowers. It likes to spread out.


Nepeta mussini Catmint

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Nepeta x faassenii                           Walkers Low Catmint

This is an upright spreading perennial with gray green leaves and lavender flowers.


Nepeta x faassenii Walkers Low Catmint

 

Ht: 15-18″

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Lavender

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry


Nepeta x ‘Little Trudy’                 Little Trudy Catmint

This is a low growing catmint with lavender flowers and soft grey green foliage.

 

Ht: 8-12″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Lavender

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Oenothera caespitosa                          Evening Primrose

This is fantastic low growing perennial the rosettes have silver wooly leaves and white flowers. It blooms all summer.

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Oenothera caespitosa Evening Primrose

 

Ht: 6-8″                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Oenothera macrocarpa                            Missouri Primrose

This is a low growing perennial with glossy green leaves and large yellow flowers.

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Oenothera macrocarpa    Missouri Primerose

HT: 6-8″

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Oenothera macrocarpa ‘Silver Blade’     Silver Blade Primrose

This is a low growing perennial with sliver leaf blades and bright yellow flowers that bloom in summer.


Oenothera macrocarpa “Silver Blade’ Primrose

Ht: 6-8″

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

Osteospermum sp. Avalanche                            Avalanche Sun Daisy

This ia a low growing perennial with dark green leaves and white flowers in summer.

Ht: 3-6″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Osteospermum barberiae                      ‘Purple Mountain Sun Daisy’

This ia a low growing perennial with dark green leaves and purple flowers in summer.

Ht: 3-6″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Oxytropis sercea                                      White Loco Weed

This is a clump forming perennial with grey green leaves and white flowers in early spring. Tolerate poor soils and very drought tolerant.  This perennial is one of the first flowers to emerge after winter.

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Oxytropis sercea                    White Loco Weed

Ht: 12-18:’

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon alamosensis                          Alamo Penstemon

This perennial has blue green leaves and coral orange flowers. It is extremely drought tolerant.


Penstemon alamosensis Alamo Penstemon

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Coral Orange

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon ‘Elfin Pink’                            Pink Penstemon

This is a slender Penstemon with blue green leaves and pink flowers.

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Penstemon ‘Elfin Pink’ Pink Penstemon

 

Ht: 12-15″

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon barbatus                  Scarlet Bugler Penstemon

This Penstemon has scarlet flowers and blue green evergreen leaves that turn purple in winter.

 

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Scarlet

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon clutei                                   Sunset Penstemon

This is a tall Penstemon with blue green leaves and pastel pink flowers. They prefers well drained soils.

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Penstemon clutei                    Sunset Penstemon

Ht: 12′

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon digitalis                      ‘Huskers Red’ Penstemon

Clump forming perennial with burgundy red leaves and white flowers. Blooms late spring to early summer.


Penstemon digitalis ‘Huskers Red’

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: White

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Penstemon eatoni                    Fire Cracker Penstemon

This is a tall slender Penstemon with shiny blue green foliage and bright red flowers in early summer.

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Penstemon eatoni Fire Cracker

 

Ht: 12-15″                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color: Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Penstemon grandiflorus                      Shell Leaf Penstemon

This is a tall robust perennial with blue green leaves and large pink flowers.


Penstemon grandiflorus Shell Leaf Penstemon

 

Ht: 2-3′                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 8-12″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Penstemon linariodes var. coloradoensis   Silverton BlueMat Penstemon

This is a low growing Penstemon with silver grey leaves and lavender blue flowers.

 

Ht: 6-12″

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color: Lavender-Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon palmeri                     Palmer Penstemon

This is a tall perennial with elegant pink flowers. Great for attracting Humming Birds and very fragrant!


Penstemon palmeri Palmer Penstemon

Ht: 2-4′                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Red to Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Penstemon pinifolius                   Pine Leaf Penstemon

This is a spreading evergreen perennial covered in bright red flowers all summer long. Great for attracting humming birds.


Penstemon pinifolius Pine Leaf Penstemon

 

Ht: 1-2′                                    *Native*

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon pinifolius                    ‘Mersea Yellow’

This is a low grow spreading perennial with bright yellow flowers.


 

Penstemon pinifolius ‘Mersea Yellow’

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon procerus            Small Flowered Penstemon

This is a mat forming ground cover with sky blue flowers in spring. Excellent for attracting butterflies.


Penstemon procerus Small Flowered Penstemon

 

Ht: 1′                                      *Native*

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon pseudospectabilis             Desert Beardtongue

This is a tall beautiful perennial with blue green leaves and fuchsia colored flowers. It is extremely drought tolerant.

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Penstemon pseudospectabilis             Desert Beardtongue

 

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Fuchsia

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

Penstemon secondiflorus                           Sidebell’s Penstemon

This is a medium sized penstemon with blue green leaves and light blue flowers in late spring.

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Penstemon secondiflorus                  Sidebell’s Penstemon

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Light blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

Pen stemon x mexicali                 Pikes Peak Purple

This is a low growing perennial with dark green leaves and vivid purple flowers. Great for attracting Humming Birds. Blooms all summer.


Penstemon x. mexicali Pikes Peak Purple

 

Ht: 12-15″

Mature Spread: 8-12″

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Penstemon x mexicali              Red Rocks Penstemon

This is a low growing perennial with dark green leaves and brilliant rose red flowers. Blooms all summer.


Penstemon x. mexicali Red Rocks

 

Ht: 12-15″

Mature Spread: 8-12″

Flower Color: Rose Red

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Penstemon strictus                         Rocky Mnt. Penstemon

This is a tall clump forming perennial with deep evergreen leaves and dark blue flowers.


Penstemon strictus Rocky Mnt. Penstemon

 

Ht: 1-2′                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Potentilla verna                              Creeping Potentilla

This is a vigorous spreading ground cover with bright yellow flowers throughout the summer. It works well in paths.


Potentilla verna        Creeping Potentilla

 

Ht: 2-3″                                       *Native*

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Medium to Dry

 

Psilostrophe tagetina                                         Paperflower

This is an extremely drought tolerant mounding perennial with yellow paper like flowers that last all season long. They tolerate poor soils very well.


 

 

 

 

 

Psilostrophe tagetina Paperflower

 

Ht: 12-18″                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Ratibida columnifera                                    Mexican Hat

This is a clump forming perennial with finely cut leaves and red to yellow flowers.

 

Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat

 

Ht: 1-2′                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Red to Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Very Dry


Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’                    Black-Eyed Susan

This is a clump forming perennial with dark green leaves and golden yellow flowers. Works well as a cut flower.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Gold Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Autumn Colors’ Autumn Colors Black -Eyed Susan

This is a clump forming perennial with bronze red flowers in late summer.

 

Ht: 18-24′

Mature Spread: 18-24′

Flower Color: Bronze-Red

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Salvia azure grandiflora                    Blue Pitcher Sage

This is a tall robust, fragrant perennial with sky blue flowers in fall. Great for attracting humming birds!


Salvia azure grandiflora Blue Sage

 

Ht: 3-4′                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 3-4′

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Medium to Dry   


Salvia darcyi         Vermillion Bluffs Mexican Sage

This is a tall sage with light green leaves and bright red flowers that bloom all summer long. They are great for attracting Hummingbirds.


Salvia darcyi Vermillion Bluffs Mexican Sage

Ht: 2-3′

Mature Spread: 1-2′

Flower Color: Red

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Salvia daghestanica                                      Platinum Sage

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This is a mound forming perennial with silver foliage and deep violet to lavender flowers. It is very drought tolerant.

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Lavender

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry


Salvia greggi ‘Furman’s Red’       ‘Furman’s Red’ Salvia

This is a compact upright perennial with light green leathery leaves and crimson flowers that bloom from June till frost.

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Crimson

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

Salvia greggi ‘Wild Thing’                 Wild Thing Sage

This is a lovely perennial with hot pink flowers that bloom from June till frost.


Salvia greggi ‘Wild Things’ Sage

Ht: 24-36″

Mature Spread: 24-36″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 5

Full Sun

Dry

 

Salvia nemorosa                                    Blue Queen Salvia

This is a tall perennial with gray green foliage and blue to purple flowers in early summer.


Salvia nemorosa     Blue Queen Salvia

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Blue to Purple

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Salvia nemorosa                                      May Night Salvia

This is a dense upright perennial with violet blue flowers.


Salvia nemorosa May Night Salvia

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread” 12-18″

Flower Color: Violet Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Salvia nemorosa                                    Rose Queen Salvia

This perennial has deep rose flowers and gray green foliage. Will repeat bloom when cut back.


Salvia nemorosa Rose Queen Salvia

 

Ht: 12-24″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Rose Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Santolina chamaecyparissus                      Lavender Cotton

This is an upright perennial with finely-cut silver leaves and bright yellow flowers. Works well as an accent plant.


Santolina chamaecyparissus Lavender Cotton

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Saponaria ocymoides                                   Rock Soapwort

This is a mounding perennial with pink flowers works well in rock gardens.

 

Ht: 6-12″

Mature Spread: 12-24″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 2

Full Sun

Dry

 

Scabiosa columbaria                   Butterfly Blue Pincushion

This perennial has numerous blue pincushion flowers all season long and makes a good cut flower.


Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue Pincushion

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Sedum rupestre                                   Angelina Sedum

This is a low growing sedum with gold foliage.

 

Ht: 3-6″

Mature Spread: 12-24″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’                        Autumn Joy Sedum

This is a tall clump forming perennial with blue green leaves and salmon pink flowers in late summer to fall.


Sedum Autumn Joy

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Salmon Pink

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Sedum pinifolius                           ‘Blue Spruce’ Sedum

This is an aggressive ground cover with striking blue foliage throughout the year. They have pastel yellow to pink flowers in summer.

 

Sedum pinifolius ‘Blue Spruce’ Sedum

 

Ht: 3-6″

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Sedum spurium                                      Dragon’s Blood

This is a low growing ground cover with greenish red leaves and pink flowers. The leaves turn brilliant burgundy in the fall.


Sedum spurium Dragon’s Blood

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

 

Sedum spurium                                        Red Carpet

Low growing ground cover with rich red leaves and rose-red flowers.


Sedum spurium Red Carpet

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Rose-Red

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Dry

Sedum ‘Variegatum’                               Variegated Sedum

This is a low growing ground cover with glossy green and white variegated leaves. It makes a great accent plant and turns red in fall.

 

Sedum ‘Variegatum’ Variegated Sedum

 

Ht: 3-6″

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full sun

Dry

 

Sempervivum sp.                           Hens & Chicks

This is a low growing rosette forming ground cover, the foliage ranges in colors of red, green and white. They have pastel pink flowers born on exotic looking cymes. They come in different form small, medium to large. Some have spider web like hairs and others are smooth. We have a large assortment to choose from.

  

Sempervivum sp. Hens & Chicks

 

Ht: 2-4″

Mature Spread: 6-12″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full sun

Dry

Silene petersoni                                Platue Catchfly

This is a clump forming perennial with grey green leaves and showy pink tubular flowers in the spring to early summer.

Ht:12-18”                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-24″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Senecio longiflorus                          Threadleaf Groundsel

This perennial had silver foliage that shimmers in the sun and slender yellow flowers that bloom September-October.


Senecio longiflorus Threadleaf Groundsel

 

Ht: 1-2′                                   *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-24″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

Sphaeralcea    coc                         Scarlet Globemallow

This is a tall native perennial with gray green lobed foliage with neon orange flowers.

Ht: 1-2′                                      *Native*

Mature Spread: 8-12″

Flower Color: Orange

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Sphaeralcea grossularifolia      Gooseberry Leaf Globemallow

This is a tall native perennial with gray green finely cut foliage with neon orange flowers.

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Sphaeralcea grossularifolia Gooseberry Leaf Globemallow

 

Ht: 1-2′                                      *Native*

Mature Spread: 8-12″

Flower Color: Orange

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Sphaeralcea munroana                  Orange Globemallow

This is a tall perennial with blue green leaves and deep orange flower.

 

Ht: 1-2′                                    *Native*

Mature Spread: 8-12″

Flower Color: Orange

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Stachys lanata                                                   Lambs Ears

This is a mat forming perennial with soft silver foliage and violet flowers in summer.

 

Ht: 12-18″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Violet

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Stanleya pinnata                                   Prince’s Plume

Extremely drought tolerant perennial with bright golden yellow flowers in summer.



Stanleya pinnata Prince’s Plume

 

Ht: 2-3′                                  *Native*

Mature Spread: 2-3′

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 3

Full Sun

Very Dry


Talinum parviflorum                                 Flame Flower

This is a mat-forming succulent perennial with neon pink flowers that open in the afternoon. They are extremely drought tolerant. Works well in rock gardens.

 

Talinum parviflorum     Flame Flower

 

Ht: 6-12”

Mature Spread: 6-12”

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Tanacetum coccineum                      Painted Daisy Mix

This perennial has dark green fern like leaves and daisy like flowers in summer.

 

Ht: 18-24″

Mature Spread: 18-24″

Flower Color: Red, Pink, Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Tanacetum densum amani                         Partridge Feather

This is a low growing perennial with finely cut silver foliage and tiny yellow flowers.


Tanacetum densum Partridge Feather

 

Ht: 3-5″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun to Part Shade

Dry 

Teucrium cossonii                              Fruity Germander

This i a low growing ground cover perennial with dark green leaves with a white ting on the underside of the leaves.  They have fragrant blue flowers all summer long.

Ht: 3-5″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Thelesperma ambiguus                    Showy Navajo Tea

This is a native perennial with bright yellow flowers in summer.

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Thelesperma ambiguus Navajo Tea

 

Ht: 1-2′

Mature Spread: 12-24″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry

 

Thymus praecox ‘Minus                  Dwarf Creeping Thyme

This is an extremely low growing ground cover with tiny dark green leaves and pink flowers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Thymus praecox ‘Minus’ Dwf. Thyme

 

Ht: ½-1″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Sun to Part Shade

Medium to Dry

 

Thymus praecox ‘Pseudolanuginosus’         Wooly Thyme

This is great creeping mound cover that works well around walk ways. The foliage is a grey green and has tiny pink flowers.


Thymus praecox ‘Pseudolanuginosus’ Wooly Thyme

 

Ht: ½-1″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Thymus praecox ‘Pink Chintz’             ‘Pink Chintz’ Thyme

This is a lovely ground cover with tiny pink flowers. It works well in paths and rock gardens.

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Thymus praecox ‘Pink Chintz’          ‘Pink Chintz’ Thyme

Ht: ½-1″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Veronica liwanensis                Turkish Speedwell

This is a low growing evergreen ground cover with glossy green leaves and bright blue flowers. It works well in mass plantings.


Veronica liwanensis Turkish Speedwell

Ht: ½”

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry


Veronica liwanensis ‘Reavis’     Crystal River Veronica

This is a fast growing ground cover that tolerates dense shade. It is a natural cross between V. liwanensis and V. pectinata and is harder than its parent Turkish Veronica. It tolerates a wide range of growing conditions. It has light blue flowers that bloom in spring.

 

Ht: 2-3″

Mature Spread: 20-30″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun to Shade

Dry

 

Veronica pectinata                                    Blue Veronica

This is a low growing evergreen ground cover with bright blue flowers in early spring and late fall. Great for erosion control. It has been know to bloom in mild winters.


Veronica pectinata Blue Veronica

 

Ht: 1-3″

Mature Spread:12-18″

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Veronica pectinata rosea                             Pink Veronica

This is a low growing ground cover with blue green wooly leaves and pink flowers.

 

Ht: 1-3″

Mature Spread: 12-18″

Flower Color: Pink

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

 

Zauschneria  garrettii                     Orange Carpet’ hummingbird Trumpet

 

 

 

This is a lovely mound forming perennial with grayish green leaves and striking orange trumpet flower that attract hummingbirds.

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Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii Orange Carpet Hummingbird Trumpet

 

Ht: 4-6″

Mature Spread: 15-20″

Flower Color: Orange

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Dry

Zinnia grandiflora                                 Prairie Zinnia

Mound forming perennial with papery yellow flowers throughout the summer. Extremely drought tolerant!

   

Zinnia grandiflora Prairie Zinnia

 

Ht: 6-12″ *Native*

Mature Spread: 12-15″

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4

Full Sun

Very Dry