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  1. Spotted Joe Pye Weed with pink flowers and visiting pollinator, Eupatorium maculatum

    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low...

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    Joe Pye Weed Spotted Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum
    As low as $16.98 Sale $8.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low-maintenance native plant is rabbit- and deer-resistant and thrives in moist soil. Give this tall, majestic perennial plenty of room and it will spread to form impressive stands. (Eupatorium maculatum)
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  2. Queen of the Prairie with tall majestic pink flower clusters, Filipendula rubra

    Queen of the Prairie has tall, majestic flower clusters that command center stage from early to mid-summer. The airy flowers and lush foliage add a touch of texture to the garden and...

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    Queen of the Prairie Queen of the Prairie Filipendula rubra
    As low as $16.98 Sale $8.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Queen of the Prairie has tall, majestic flower clusters that command center stage from early to mid-summer. The airy flowers and lush foliage add a touch of texture to the garden and attract pollinators aplenty. Add a few stems for drama to cut flower arrangements. Plant this native deer-resistant perennial in a spot where it can vigorously grow and spread. (Filipendula rubra)
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  3. Nodding Onion with pink-to-lilac blooms with visiting bee, Allium cernuum

    Nodding Onions add whimsical texture and soft pink-to-lilac color to the summer garden. Loose umbels of star-shaped flowers face downward, where you’re sure to find a visiting bumb...

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    Nodding Onion (Allium) Nodding Onion Allium cernuum
    As low as $16.98 Sale $8.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Nodding Onions add whimsical texture and soft pink-to-lilac color to the summer garden. Loose umbels of star-shaped flowers face downward, where you’re sure to find a visiting bumblebee. These easy-to-grow, deer resistant flowers will add a layer of detail to any garden design, including border edges, meadow-style gardens, or containers. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love the native flowers! (Allium cernuum)
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  4. Eupatorium Baby Joe, Joe Pye Weed with Coreopsis

    'Baby Joe' Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. 'Baby J...

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    Baby Joe Dwarf Pye Weed Dwarf Pye Weed Baby Joe PP#20320 Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe PP#20320
    $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Baby Joe' Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. 'Baby Joe' has gorgeous purple blooms that add sweet fragrance to the late-season garden, supplying butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees with vital nectar. Deer resistant. (Eupatorium dubium) PP#20320
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  5. Anemone Loreley, Anemone hybrida

    A tall, graceful flower, 'Loreley' Japanese Anemone has charming, almost-white petals with soft, rose-pink edges that sway gently in the breeze. Large, semi-double flowers appear in ...

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    Loreley Japanese Anemone Loreley Japanese Anemone Anemone Loreley
    $16.98 Sale $8.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    A tall, graceful flower, 'Loreley' Japanese Anemone has charming, almost-white petals with soft, rose-pink edges that sway gently in the breeze. Large, semi-double flowers appear in late summer, attracting butterflies. 'Loreley' will spread and naturalize if given the opportunity, but is well-behaved enough for small gardens and container plantings. Beautiful in bouquets. (Anemone hybrida)
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  6. Purpleicious Veronica, Speedwell

    Purpleicious' Vernonica (also called Speedwell) brings intense violet color to the summer garden on fragrant, tapered spikes. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, 'Purpleiciou...

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    Purpleicious Veronica PP17639 Speedwell Purpleicious PP#17639 Veronica Purpleicious PP#17639
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
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    Purpleicious' Vernonica (also called Speedwell) brings intense violet color to the summer garden on fragrant, tapered spikes. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, 'Purpleicious' is overlooked by both deer and rabbits. Growing to only about 20” tall atop clumps of 6-8" mounded, green foliage, plant this one in a container or border garden for a gorgeous, fragrant statement. PP#17639 (Veronica)
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  7. Jack In The Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum

    Jack in the Pulpit boasts unusual, hooded green blooms with burgundy-striped interiors that surround an upright spadix, known as the “Jack” inside each flower. Blooms evolve to ...

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    Jack in the Pulpit Jack in the Pulpit, Cobra Lily Arisaema triphyllum
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
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    Jack in the Pulpit boasts unusual, hooded green blooms with burgundy-striped interiors that surround an upright spadix, known as the “Jack” inside each flower. Blooms evolve to produce brilliantly-red berries. A truly stunning, unique plant for the shade garden, Jack in the Pulpit can reproduce and spread over time in moist soils. (Ariseama triphyllum)
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  8. White Dutchman's Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria

    One of America's most famous wildflowers, Dutchman's Breeches is a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart, with creamy white flowers so named for their resemble to a pair of upside-do...

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    Dutchman's Breeches Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullaria
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    One of America's most famous wildflowers, Dutchman's Breeches is a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart, with creamy white flowers so named for their resemble to a pair of upside-down, hung-to-dry pants. Blooming in early spring, the delicate fern-like foliage lasts on, changing from a gray-green to pale yellow. A simple yet striking addition to the shade or woodland garden. (Dicentra cucullaria)
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  9. Yellow, Henry Eilers Sweet Black Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia

    Skinny, rolled petals are the hallmarks of 'Henry Eilers' Black Eyed Susan, bringing a defined starburst shape to the flowerhead - although they appear in the same shade of sunny yel...

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    Henry Eilers Sweet Black Eyed Susan Sweet Black Eyed Susan, Sweet Coneflower Henry Eilers Rudbeckia subtomentosa Henry Eilers
    $16.98 Sale $8.49
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    Skinny, rolled petals are the hallmarks of 'Henry Eilers' Black Eyed Susan, bringing a defined starburst shape to the flowerhead - although they appear in the same shade of sunny yellow as their cousins and surround the same chocolate-purple center cones. Found growing in an Illinois railyard, this native prairie plant grows between 3 and 5 feet tall, producing flower after flower from mid summer until fall frosts. An important addition to the late-season pollinator garden. (Rudbeckia)
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  10. Dwarf Blazing Star, Liatris microcephala, © New Moon Nursery

    Dwarf Blazing Star is a butterfly and hummingbird-attracting plant with spiky purple blooms and grass-like foliage. Happy with poor soils and tough conditions, this native beauty han...

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    Dwarf Blazing Star Dwarf Blazing Star Liatris microcephala
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    Dwarf Blazing Star is a butterfly and hummingbird-attracting plant with spiky purple blooms and grass-like foliage. Happy with poor soils and tough conditions, this native beauty handles heat and drought beautifully and can also tolerate the humidity of the deep south. Blooms appear and open from top to bottom on showy, upright stalks. A true, but showy, low-maintenance plant. (Liatris microcephala)
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  11. Purple Callicarpa Plump & Plentiful Amethyst, Beautyberry

    Plump and Plentiful™ 'Amethyst' Beautyberry delivers on its name. Starting in September, the plant is covered in large clusters of bright-purple berries that persist from late fall...

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    Plump And Plentiful™ Amethyst Beautyberry Beautyberry Plump And Plentiful™ Amethyst Callicarpa Plump And Plentiful™ Amethyst
    $29.98 Sale $14.99
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    Plump and Plentiful™ 'Amethyst' Beautyberry delivers on its name. Starting in September, the plant is covered in large clusters of bright-purple berries that persist from late fall into early winter. Branches are excellent for cut flower arrangements. Delicate pinkish-purple flowers line the branches in summer. Great as garden specimens, foundation plantings, and in island beds. (Callicarpa)
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  12. Viola Sweet White Violet, Viola blanda, © Arthur Haines New England Wild Flower Society

    Sweet White Violets are perennial wildflowers native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the wild, they spread to form large carpets on the forest floor, with white flowers o...

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    Sweet White Violet Violet Sweet White Viola blanda Sweet White
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    Sweet White Violets are perennial wildflowers native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the wild, they spread to form large carpets on the forest floor, with white flowers on single stalks emerging in spring. Deep green heart-shaped leaves persist throughout the summer. It’s worth finding a spot for these easy-care, fragrant flowers in the shade garden. (Viola blanda)
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  13. Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia

    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall ste...

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    Shooting Star Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia
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    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall stems and vary in shades of white (most common) and pink (less common). Two colorful bands of deep purple and golden yellow circle the base of each flower. A simply exceptional addtion to shady spots. PPAF (Dodecatheon meadia)
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  14. Indian Pink, Spigelia marilandica

    Indian Pink is an easy-to-grow native woodland perennial which prefers moist and well-drained soils. The unusual blooms are trumpet shaped with a red exterior, yellow inside, and a u...

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    Indian Pink Indian Pink Spigelia marilandica
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
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    Indian Pink is an easy-to-grow native woodland perennial which prefers moist and well-drained soils. The unusual blooms are trumpet shaped with a red exterior, yellow inside, and a unique flare at the top that forms a star shape. This woodland plant has glossy green foliage and spreads easily. Grows in part sun to full shade. (Spigelia marilandica)
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  15. Purple Liatris spicata, Liatris spicata, Blazing Star

    Blazing Star is an unforgettable native perennial with electric purple flowers. Known for its grass-like foliage and tall, spiky blooms that attract butterflies, birds and bees, Blaz...

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    Blazing Star Blazing Star Liatris spicata
    $15.98 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Blazing Star is an unforgettable native perennial with electric purple flowers. Known for its grass-like foliage and tall, spiky blooms that attract butterflies, birds and bees, Blazing Star (sometimes called Gayfeather) makes a great cut flower and is deer resistant. Plant with Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susan for a vibrant, colorful garden. (Liatris spicata)
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  16. Green Dragon, Arisaema dracontium

    Bring a tropical look to your garden with native, deer-resistant Green Dragon! This tall cousin of Jack-in-the-Pulpit sports an unusual leaf and even more unusual flower spathe with ...

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    Green Dragon Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
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    Bring a tropical look to your garden with native, deer-resistant Green Dragon! This tall cousin of Jack-in-the-Pulpit sports an unusual leaf and even more unusual flower spathe with a long, fascinating spadix. In summer, a club-like formation of bright red seeds forms along the spathe, bringing a bright spark of color to moist woodland gardens. (Arisaema dracontium)
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  17. Bluebeard Longwood Blue, Caryopteris, Photo Credit - MGarr

    Bluebeard, sometimes called “Blue Mist Shrub” for its clouds of blue flowers borne along upright stems, is a late summer showstopper. Butterflies love drinking from the blooms. ...

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    Longwood Blue Bluebeard Bluebeard Longwood Blue, Blue Mist Spirea Caryopteris x clandonensis Longwood Blue
    $24.98 Sale $12.49
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    Bluebeard, sometimes called “Blue Mist Shrub” for its clouds of blue flowers borne along upright stems, is a late summer showstopper. Butterflies love drinking from the blooms. ‘Longwood Blue’ is a taller selection that flowers later than other types, giving you color deep into the season. Striking when mass-planted. (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
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  18. Orange and Yellow Helenium Mardi Gras, Sneezeweed

    'Mardi Gras' Helenium adds bold late-season color to the garden, with red-orange petals edged in yellow that circle mounded, deep-brown center cones. Native to the States, Helenium i...

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    Mardi Gras Helenium Sneezeweed Mardi Grass PP#15124 Helenium Mardi Gras PP#15124
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
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    'Mardi Gras' Helenium adds bold late-season color to the garden, with red-orange petals edged in yellow that circle mounded, deep-brown center cones. Native to the States, Helenium is deer resistant and can be planted both in the garden and in containers. A butterfly favorite that blooms from summer through fall. (Helenium) PP#15124
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Unique Perennials

A little bit of everything!

Plant an amusement park of flowering wonders with these unique perennials! Chosen for their unusual blooms, exotic foliage and striking growth habits, these plants will inspire compliments and admiration from friends and neighbors. And like all perennials, they'll grow stronger and less-fussy with every passing year, leaving you with less work and more extraordinary flowers as they age.

Unique perennials are your chance to get truly creative in the garden. Choose a few of these showpiece plants to 'frame' with foliage-rich ferns, hostas or thyme, or plant an entire palette of rare beauties.

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