When the rest of the garden is winding down, Autumn Joy is just getting started in fall with bright coral/pink flowers that later turn a beautiful rust color for winter interest. This hardy perennial is drought tolerant and not fussy about soil conditions as long as it is not too wet. The plants are just short of 2 feet tall and will form 2 foot wide clumps. The little mounds of foliage are also interesting in spring. All the care that is needed is to remove the old stalks near the ground in early spring before new growth starts. Bees also love this plant and it provides food for them when there isn’t much else. Sedum needs full sun.
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This plant has nearly everything going for it including multiple names. It is also called Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage. Pulmonaria has pretty pink bell shaped flowers appearing in April and May, then turn blue as they age. But even after the flowers are gone the leaves bring beauty to the garden. They are fuzzy and green and have white or silver spots. The leaves are semi-evergreen, persisting well after frost. If they start to look ragged just remove them and new ones will fill in. The plant is only about 10 inches tall but spreads to form a patch. This tough plant tolerates sun or shade and very dry or over wet conditions. It also is deer and rabbit resistant.
By Wild – 1969 or DeGroot – 2002
This beauty is a dormant diploid that sports 6 ½ inch blooms atop 30 inch scapes. The coral pink blooms are softly blended with cream. There is some confusion with this plant because there is also a Platinum Palette Freedom Ring. If you look at the photos given by the American Hemerocallis Society they look similar, but many of the photos for both cultivars are pictured by other growers as a much more coral flower without the cream colored lower petals. The difference should be that Platinum Palette has a slightly larger flower and is also fragrant. The actual plant that I am selling is as pictured, and though it was sold to me as “Freedom Ring”. I believe it is probably “Platinum Palette Freedom Ring”. I will check for fragrance with the next bloom and amend this description if necessary. Confusion aside, this is a gorgeous bloom that performs well here in the far north.
By Stamile 1980
Wineberry is a favorite member of the “candy” series. It is a slightly fragrant, dormant tetraploid that is a mid-season rebloomer. The 4.5 inch bright pink flowers have a dark purple/magenta eye-zone. They seem to get darker as they age. She has won the Stout Silver Medal, L. Ernest Plouf Award and an AHS Award of Merit.
By Salter 1988
She is the cutest of the cute. Truly a miniature at only a foot tall, with blooms that are less than 2″; the flowers are rose with a burgundy eye, green throat and a thin gold ruffled edge. This mid-season rebloomer is a semi evergreen diploid.
Parentage: (Enchanter’s Spell × sdlg)$8.00
By Lankart 1979
This really is the true color of this darling miniature daylily. It is bright fuchsia and perfectly round and ruffled. The plant is truly miniature at only a foot tall, but for its size the flowers are fairly big at 3 inches. She is a semi-evergreen diploid and blooms early to mid-season.$8.00
By Apps 1991
Final Touch is a late blooming (get it? Final Touch?), slightly fragrant dormant diploid. It is a bi-colored pink panther pink with the lower petals being lighter pink and it has a bright gold throat. It is winner of the Eugene S. Foster Award. Many years it re-blooms until frost.$7.00
By Hager – 1979
A 2 ½ to 3 foot tall bearded Iris which produces flamingo pink flowers with wide frilly falls in in June. Beverly is a fast grower and usually has at least 5 flowers per scape. Named after the famous opera singer she also sports darker melon colored beards. She won a Dykes Medal in 1985 making her nearly as famous as her namesake.
This ornamental strawberry is improved, with healthy dark green foliage and large bright hot pink flowers. It flowers from April until frost and bears edible fruit.
The plant spreads, like most strawberries, on runners, and forms a ground cover that is great with almost any perennial. The plants can be redirected to grow where you want it to. It’s best to get new plants rooted before cutting the runner to the mother plant.
Lipstick Strawberry was created in 1966 by crossing Fragaria x ananassa with marsh cinquefoil (potentilla plaustris).
The plant prefers full sun to part shade and will grow in any soil that is not too wet. Be sure not to cover the crown with soil when planting. This plant is great in window boxes and containers too.
You get 10 plants for this price.
Dragon’s Blood Sedum is a rapidly growing, zero maintenance ground cover. It forms a dense mat about 5” tall, of fleshy foliage that is green purple in summer and develop a brighter red purple color in cooler weather. The color is also brighter in full sun though the plant will grow in light shade. Foliage holds its beauty far into fall and early winter here in Wisconsin.
The flowers are a brilliant hot pink in summer. The only thing I do to this plant is to remove the dried flower stems when they are done, but this is not necessary for the health of the plant.
These plants will stand up to whatever nature can dish out from heat and drought to extreme cold and humidity. They don’t bat an eye about poor soil, but will be bigger and even more fleshy I better fertility is provided. They also do fine in containers and will spill over the edge. This is one of the only perennials that will survive the winter in a container here in Wisconsin.
The plant is in the middle left of this picture.