Unique Perennials

Unique Perennials

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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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  1. Red Hot Poker Alcazar, Kniphofia

    'Alcazar' Red Hot Poker brings warm, fiery color to the garden with its vibrant flower spikes. Each flame-like bloom is formed with dangling red-orange buds that open from bottom to ...

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    Red Hot Poker Alcazar Alcazar Torch Lily, Poker Plant Kniphofia Alcazar
    $16.98 Sale $8.49
    Per Bag of 3
    'Alcazar' Red Hot Poker brings warm, fiery color to the garden with its vibrant flower spikes. Each flame-like bloom is formed with dangling red-orange buds that open from bottom to top, revealing faded yellow interiors. A favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies, this unusual plant is easy to grow, perfect for beginner gardeners. Requires full sun. (Kniphofia)
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  2. Primrose Blue Zebra, Primula acaulis Blue Zebra close-up

    Primrose Blue Zebra has unusual blue and white striped petals with a bright yellow center that are sure to catch your eye. Blue Zebra lives up to it's name and makes an incredible w...

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    Blue Zebra® Primrose Blue Zebra® Primrose Primula acaulis Blue Zebra®
    $12.98 Sale $6.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Primrose Blue Zebra has unusual blue and white striped petals with a bright yellow center that are sure to catch your eye. Blue Zebra lives up to it's name and makes an incredible woodland boarder, or line a path that wanders through the woods. Flowers will bloom in late spring and summer. (Primula acaulis)
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  3. 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
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
    Per Bag of 3
    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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  4. Catmint Walkers Low, Nepeta faassenii

    'Walker's Low' Catmint is known for its easy going nature - it can thrive in a variety of soil and sunlight scenarios, though it does prefer things on the sunny, dry side. Beautiful ...

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    Walker's Low Nepeta Walker's Low Catmint Nepeta faassenii Walker's Low
    As low as $9.98 Sale $4.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Walker's Low' Catmint is known for its easy going nature - it can thrive in a variety of soil and sunlight scenarios, though it does prefer things on the sunny, dry side. Beautiful purple flower spikes appear in early summer and continue to bloom and release their sweet fragrance for up to 3 months. Very showy and very low maintenance, 'Walker's Low' is a great choice for planting in swaths, lining walkways, or adding to pollinator gardens. Deer resistant. (Nepeta faassenii)
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  5. Green Flowering Spurge Ascot Rainbow, Euphorbia martinii, Flowering Spurge

    'Ascot Rainbow' Euphorbia PP21401, also known as Flowering Spurge, has colorful, variegated foliage that lasts from spring to fall. Green leaf blades trimmed with creamy yellow edges...

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    Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow Flowering Spurge PP#21401 Euphorbia martinii Ascot Rainbow PP#21401
    $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Ascot Rainbow' Euphorbia PP21401, also known as Flowering Spurge, has colorful, variegated foliage that lasts from spring to fall. Green leaf blades trimmed with creamy yellow edges transition to deep pink as cooler temperatures arrive. Its foliage is topped with petite, variegated lime green flowers that feature crimson red centers. Flowering Spurge is easy-to-grow, drought tolerant and unappealing to deer. (Euphorbia martinii)
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  6. 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
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
    Per Bag of 3
    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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  7. Blue Sea Holly Blue Star, Eryngium alpinum, Sea Holly

    'Blue Star' Sea Holly has unique, electric-blue flowers with feathered petals that surround erect, thimble-like center cones. Delivering loads of exotic texture and color to the gard...

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    Blue Star Sea Holly Blue Star Sea Holly Eryngium alpinum Blue Star
    $25.98 Sale $12.99
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    'Blue Star' Sea Holly has unique, electric-blue flowers with feathered petals that surround erect, thimble-like center cones. Delivering loads of exotic texture and color to the garden througout the summer season, the blooms can be cut and enjoyed in arrangements, both fresh and dried. Deer resistant and tolerant of poor, sandy soils. (Erynigium alpinum)
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  8. Stachys monieri Hummelo, Hummelo Betony, Photo Courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    Award-winning Hummelo Betony brings a vigorous burst of spiky violet blooms to your late spring garden while providing a strong mounding groundcover during the rest of the growing se...

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    Hummelo Betony Hummelo Betony Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Award-winning Hummelo Betony brings a vigorous burst of spiky violet blooms to your late spring garden while providing a strong mounding groundcover during the rest of the growing season. Masses of two-lipped flowers cluster on the top of strong stems and are a favorite for pollinators in a sunny garden. Deer resistant. (Stachys monieri Hummelo)
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  9. Yellow Ligularia stenocephala The Rocket, Golden Ray

    A great choice for moist, shady gardens, this big plant forms a large canopy of leaves and sends up bright yellow flower spikes in the middle of summer. A hummingbird favorite. (Ligu...

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    The Rocket Golden Ray The Rocket Golden Ray Ligularia stenocephala The Rocket
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
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    A great choice for moist, shady gardens, this big plant forms a large canopy of leaves and sends up bright yellow flower spikes in the middle of summer. A hummingbird favorite. (Ligularia stenocephala)
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  10. Green Twister Echinacea

    Coneflower ‘Green Twister’s’ eye-popping lime green blooms with magenta purple centers are a true garden stand out. ‘Green Twister’s’ petals curve gently forward giving t...

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    Green Twister Echinacea Green Twister Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Green Twister
    $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Coneflower ‘Green Twister’s’ eye-popping lime green blooms with magenta purple centers are a true garden stand out. ‘Green Twister’s’ petals curve gently forward giving them a decidedly different look that adds to its allure. Your garden will shout with uniqueness with ‘Green Twister’! Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love this easy to grow, water-thrifty perennial. (Echinacea)
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  11. Orange and Yellow Delosperma Fire Wonder, Delosperma, Ice Plant

    Add some spice to your summer garden with the 'Fire Wonder' Ice Plant. Huge, bright red and yellow blooms create a carpet of bold color in almost any garden. This versatile perennial...

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    Fire Wonder Ice Plant Fire Wonder Ice Plant (Patent Pending) Delosperma Fire Wonder (Patent Pending)
    $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Add some spice to your summer garden with the 'Fire Wonder' Ice Plant. Huge, bright red and yellow blooms create a carpet of bold color in almost any garden. This versatile perennial is drought and heat tolerant, making it a great choice for a low-maintenance area of the garden. The spectacular blooms attract bees and butterflies and the shorter height makes this plant perfect for containers or hanging baskets. Like other Ice Plants, 'Fire Wonder' is deer resistant and prefers as much sun as possible. (Delosperma)
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  12. Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata, close up of purple-blue flowers

    Blue Vervain forms impressive spikes of tiny blue-violet flowers that rise above neighboring plants. This easy-to-grow perennial wildflower adds a lovely vertical accent without over...

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    Blue Vervain Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
    As low as $13.98 Sale $6.99
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    Blue Vervain forms impressive spikes of tiny blue-violet flowers that rise above neighboring plants. This easy-to-grow perennial wildflower adds a lovely vertical accent without overpowering. With an extended bloom time, this native flower is an important food source for birds and pollinators when many summer flowers have passed. Blue Vervainalso tolerates wet soil, fora beautiful addition to rain gardens.(Verbena)
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  13. Blue Vinca minor, Vinca minor, Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle

    Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)...

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    Vinca Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle Vinca minor
    As low as $12.98 Sale $6.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)
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  14. 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
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
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    '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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  15. Pink Mallow Zebrina, Malva sylvestris, Mallow

    'Zebrina' Mallow is a magnificent plant with spires of striped, raspberry-pink flowers that look like pinwheels. A long-blooming plant that starts its show in mid summer and delivers...

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    Zebrina Mallow Zebrina Common Mallow, French Hollyhock Malva sylvestris Zebrina
    $9.98 Sale $4.99
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    'Zebrina' Mallow is a magnificent plant with spires of striped, raspberry-pink flowers that look like pinwheels. A long-blooming plant that starts its show in mid summer and delivers vibrant color through fall, 'Zebrina' is often covered with butterflies, and visited by loads of honey bees and hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Malva sylvestris)
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  16. Meadow Rue, Thalictrum rochebrunianum, close up of lavender-pink blossoms

    Meadow Rue’s lacy, blue-green leaves are arranged in airy tiers on strong, upright stems. In mid-to-late summer, wiry flower stems rise above the foliage, holding pendulous cluster...

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    Meadow Rue Meadow Rue Thalictrum rochebrunianum
    $16.98 Sale $8.49
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    Meadow Rue’s lacy, blue-green leaves are arranged in airy tiers on strong, upright stems. In mid-to-late summer, wiry flower stems rise above the foliage, holding pendulous clusters of lavender-pink blossoms gently swaying in the breeze. Meadow Rue is a sturdy, long-lived, easy-care perennial that is at home in meadows, perennial gardens, and dramatic container plantings. (Thalictrum)
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  17. Artemisia Silver Mound, Artemisia schmidtiana, Wormwood or Dusty Miller

    Dwarf Dusty Miller, Silver Mound, growing to only 14 inches, creates silvery plants for dramatic contrast with greens. (Artemisia schmidtiana)...

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    Silver Mound Artemisia Silver Mound Wormwood Artemisia schmidtiana Silver Mound
    $8.98 Sale $4.49
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    Dwarf Dusty Miller, Silver Mound, growing to only 14 inches, creates silvery plants for dramatic contrast with greens. (Artemisia schmidtiana)
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  18. Nepeta Junior Walker, Catmint Plant

    Nepeta Junior Walker™ blooms profusely all summer, painting the garden with spikes of lavender-blue blossoms that butterflies find irresistible. Fragrant, gray-green foliage and st...

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    Junior Walker Nepeta Junior Walker Catmint PP#23074 Nepeta faassenii Junior Walker PP#23074
    $9.98 Sale $4.99
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    Nepeta Junior Walker™ blooms profusely all summer, painting the garden with spikes of lavender-blue blossoms that butterflies find irresistible. Fragrant, gray-green foliage and sturdy stems form a low mound perfect for the front of borders and along walkways. Junior Walker™ is a sterile, compact form of Walker’s Low catmint. Deer resistant. (Nepeta x faassenii 'Novanepjun')
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  19. Purple Liatris spicata Violet, Liatris spicata, Blazing Star or Gayfeather

    This butterfly magnet produces a low clump of grassy looking leaves topped by tall spikes of bright magenta-purple hues which make for excellent cut flowers beginning in midsummer. (...

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    Floristan Violet Blazing Star Floristan Violet Blazing Star, Gayfeather Liatris spicata Floristan Violet
    $23.98 Sale $11.99
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    This butterfly magnet produces a low clump of grassy looking leaves topped by tall spikes of bright magenta-purple hues which make for excellent cut flowers beginning in midsummer. (Liatris spicata)
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  20. Agastache Little Adder, Hummingbird Mint

    'Little Adder' Hyssop brings long lasting, purple flower spikes to the garden throughout the summer season, attracting plentiful butterflies, bumblebees and hummingbirds.. A compact ...

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    Little Adder Hyssop Little Adder Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint PP#26514 Agastache rugosa Little Adder PP#26514
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
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    'Little Adder' Hyssop brings long lasting, purple flower spikes to the garden throughout the summer season, attracting plentiful butterflies, bumblebees and hummingbirds.. A compact plant with vigorous blooms, this one produces more flowers then most hyssops (also called Agastache). A great choice for containers. (Hyssop)
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  21. Creeping Mint or Meehan's Mint, Meehania cordata

    Creeping Mint creates a mat of attractive, low-growing foliage that will spread gently to cover soil and prevent weed growth. In mid to late spring, this native perennial boldly anno...

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    Creeping Mint Creeping Mint or Meehan's Mint Meehania cordata
    As low as $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    Creeping Mint creates a mat of attractive, low-growing foliage that will spread gently to cover soil and prevent weed growth. In mid to late spring, this native perennial boldly announces its presence with masses of lavender-blue flowers held above the foliage, drawing pollinators and creating a carpet of color in woodland gardens and along shady paths. (Meehania)
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  22. Candy Tuft Alexanders White, Iberis sempervirens, Candy Tuft

    Mid spring bloomer Alexanders white Candy Tuft is a woody low growing shrub that will be evergreen in warmer winter climates but semi evergreen in colder regions. Its pure white flow...

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    Alexander's White Candy Tuft Alexander's White Candy Tuft Iberis sempervirens Alexander's White
    $12.98 Sale $6.49
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    Mid spring bloomer Alexanders white Candy Tuft is a woody low growing shrub that will be evergreen in warmer winter climates but semi evergreen in colder regions. Its pure white flowers make a carpet of color that attract butterflies. Plant in full sun in a rock garden, between crevices or on a slope. Its deer resistant and easy to grow. (Iberis sempervirens)
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  23. White Joe Pye Weed Chocolate, Eupatorium rugosum, Joe Pye Weed

    This easy-to-grow variety of Joe Pye Weed boasts mounds of dark, bronze-purple leaves and deep stems. Fragrant, pure-white flowers attract butterflies to the late summer garden and t...

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    Chocolate Joe Pye Weed Chocolate Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate or Ageratina altissima
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
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    This easy-to-grow variety of Joe Pye Weed boasts mounds of dark, bronze-purple leaves and deep stems. Fragrant, pure-white flowers attract butterflies to the late summer garden and this compact variety grows to be 36-48" tall. (Eupatorium rugosum)
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  24. Blue African Lily, Agapanthus, African Lily or Lily of the Nile

    African Lily, also called Lily of the Nile, is a showy flower perfect for moist areas in full sun to part shade. A member of the Amaryllis family, African Lily stems rise about 3 fee...

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    African Lily African Lily, Lily of the Nile Agapanthus
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
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    African Lily, also called Lily of the Nile, is a showy flower perfect for moist areas in full sun to part shade. A member of the Amaryllis family, African Lily stems rise about 3 feet tall and are topped with vivid blue, rounded flower clusters set against sword-shaped foliage. These beautiful, nectar-rich blooms attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to the summer garden. (Agapanthus)
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