Plant Reference Guide

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Salvia 'Eveline'

Salvia 'Eveline' - PPAF

Common Name: Garden Sage

The darkest color of the collection! Indigo blue flowers are held in dark calyxes and produced on top of a vigorous, bushy mound of foliage.


Salvia Fashionista™ 'Ballerina Pink'

Salvia Fashionista™ 'Ballerina Pink' - PPAF

Common Name: Garden Sage

Ballerina Pink produces delicate pink, large, refined flowers, with those attributes no wonder the butterfly, hummingbirds and bees love it!


Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red'

Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red'

Common Name: Bloody Sage

Early and profuse flowering variety that blooms from late spring to fall. A densely branched form with bright red flower spikes that are a magnet for hummingbirds.


Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Common Name: Mealy-Cup Sage

Spikes of blue flowers above silver-green foliage. A low maintenance, heat and drought tolerant plant.


Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' - PP12949

Common Name: Dwarf Mexican Sage Bush

Velvety, deep lavender-purple flower spikes of ‘Santa Barbara' rise above silvery foliage and fuzzy white stems from mid-September until frost on this compact Mexican Bush Sage. Asexual propagation is prohibited.


Salvia nemerosa 'Blue Hill'

Salvia nemerosa 'Blue Hill'

Common Name: Hybrid Garden Sage

Numerous intensely blue flower spikes appear on Salvia 'Blue Hill Blauhugel' over a long season. Shear back spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous bloom.


Salvia nemerosa 'Rose Marvel'

Salvia nemerosa 'Rose Marvel' - PPAF

Large rose and pink flowers that are stunning in Spring and Summer.


Salvia nemerosa 'Snow Hill '

Salvia nemerosa 'Snow Hill '

Common Name: Hybrid Garden Sage
White flower spikes on this salvia rise above compact foliage. 'Snow Hill' is a useful landscape plant that will also provide plenty of cut flowers for inside the home.

Salvia nemerosa Marcus™

Salvia nemerosa Marcus™ - PP13322

Common Name: Hybrid Sage

Numerous dark-violet flower spikes on this very compact cultivar appear over a long season. Shear spent flowers regularly on ‘Marcus™ Haeumanarc' to encourage continuous bloom.


Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

Common Name: Hybrid Sage

Deep indigo-violet flower spikes bloom in the summer and fall above compact, aromatic foliage. Salvia May Night  will bloom repeatedly if spent flowers are removed. 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year.


Sambucus canadensis

Sambucus canadensis

Common Name: American Elder

A multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with arching branches. Elderberry often forms dense thickets. Responds well to heavy pruning. Flat-topped flower clusters may cover entire plant. Clusters of shiny, blue-black fruit mature in late summer attracting birds.


Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace™

Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace™ - PPAF

Common Name: Elderberry

Lemony Lace™ is a must-have if you love golden & chartreuse colored plants. The fine cutleaf foliage of this stunning Elderberry emerges a dark red color then matures to a lemon-lime color. 


Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

Common Name: Pincushion Flower

Profuse lavender-blue flowers float above the foliage on ‘Butterfly Blue’s' long, wispy stems throughout the summer. Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ attracts butterflies and is one of the longest blooming perennials. Needs well-drained soil.


Scaevola Surdiva® Blue

Scaevola Surdiva® Blue - PP19515

Common Name: Fan Flower

Surdiva® Blue's lavender, fanned flowers are delicate in appearance, but there's nothing dainty about their stamina! Surdiva® Blue can withstand long periods of dry, hot weather and never falter which makes it great for those hard to reach spots in your garden.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' - PP27433

Common Name: Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' is an improved cultivar of native little bluestem with a tight, upright habit and more intense coloring, the grey blue/blue green leaves show scarlet red tones in late summer, deepening to the purple-reds of burgundy throughout the autumn.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' - PP25202

Common Name: Little Bluestem

'Standing Ovation' keeps a tight, upright habit throughout the season.  The sturdy, spiky stems start out bluish-green and mature in the fall with a brilliant display of oranges, reds, yellows and purplish-browns. 


Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Common Name: Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium ‘The Blues’ is one of our showiest native grasses with leaves of blue with purple highlights in spring and summer and has great reddish-orange fall color. 'The Blues' is very upright and very drought tolerant.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone' - PP27432

Common Name: Little Bluestem

A recent introduction by Walters Gardens, Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone' PPAF colors up earlier than other little bluestems exhibiting silvery blue blades with mauve purple cast throughout the plant beginning in mid-summer.


Sedum 'Neon'

Sedum 'Neon'

Common Name: Stonecrop

Clusters of vibrant rose-pink flowers bloom in fall over ‘Neon’s' compact green foliage.


Sedum 'Rosetta'

Sedum 'Rosetta' - PPAF

Common Name: Sedum

'Rosetta' is a mounding type sedum that sends up bluish green leaves in an unusual rosette arrangement that are equally attractive as the stems elongate, eventually topped with creamy green flowers in late summer.


Sedum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

Sedum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

Common Name: Stonecrop

Golden-yellow flowers bloom in late spring above petite green foliage. The foliage of ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ sedum turns a deep maroon in winter. Prefers well-drained soil.


Sedum SunSparkler® 'Dazzleberry'

Sedum SunSparkler® 'Dazzleberry' - PP22457

Common Name: Stonecrop

Low-growing blue gray foliage with deep berry blooms late summer thru fall. Great as a cut flower, drought tolerant, and deer resistant.


Sedum SunSparkler® 'Lime Zinger'

Sedum SunSparkler® 'Lime Zinger' - PP24632

Common Name: Stonecrop

Lime green foliage with contrasting red edges. Blooms pink flower heads that last late summer thru fall. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.


Sedum mexicanum Lemon Coral™

Sedum mexicanum Lemon Coral™

Common Name: Stonecrop

TOUGH AND EASY, found together in one succulent! With this awesome chartreuse green Sedum, you can plant in your beds, containers, or as edging and you don't have to worry about the heat from spring through fall!


Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Common Name: Stonecrop

'Angelina'  is a low growing ground cover sedum that has needle-like, golden-yellow foliage which takes on a reddish-orange hue in the fall. Creeping habit makes this sedum ideal for rock walls or containers.


Sedum sieboldii

Sedum sieboldii

Common Name: Stonecrop

Pink flowers of Sedum sieboldii bloom from midsummer to early fall. The round, bluish-green foliage adds a distinctive appearance to borders or rock gardens.


Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'

Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'

Common Name: Stonecrop

'Tricolor's' reddish flowers bloom in summer. This low-growing, usually evergreen sedum bears foliage variegated in shades of pink, green, and cream.


Sedum telephium 'Autumn Delight'

Sedum telephium 'Autumn Delight' - PP18398

Common Name: Stonecrop

This upright sedum flashes brightly variegated leaves of chartreuse with blue-green edges. Autumn Delight's cream-colored buds give way to clusters of pink flowers.


Sedum telephium 'Cherry Truffle'

Sedum telephium 'Cherry Truffle' - PP24602

Common Name: Upright Sedum

The Candy™ series of dark-leafed sedums exhibit great vigor and short growth habit with increased branching so they hold together well. 'Cherry Truffle' creates a dense mound with a multitude of crowns the leaves of which start out grey green then mature to dark dusty blue-purple topped with warm pink flowers.


Sedum telephium 'Marina'

Sedum telephium 'Marina' - PP26191

Common Name: Sedum

Sedum 'Marina' is a blue foliage sedum with some purple tinting. Makes a low mound and bulks up in a hurry. Flowers dark pink in fall.


Sedum x 'Autumn Fire'

Sedum x 'Autumn Fire'

Common Name: Stonecrop

The deep, rich red flowers of Sedum 'Autumn Fire' hold their color for a long time. This variety has a sturdy, upright habit. Plant ' Autumn Fire' in well-drained soil and avoid over-fertilizing.


Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea'

Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea'

Common Name: Golden Spikemoss

Selaginella 'Aurea' is a delightful slow growing ground cover for a moist shady spot. Bright golden yellow leaves of this spikemoss fade to green in the spring. Color is best in dappled sunlight.


Selaginella uncinata

Selaginella uncinata

Common Name: Peacock Spikemoss

The vibrant green foliage, with an iridescent blue-purple sheen, of this spikemoss, turns a warm bronze in the fall. Plants spread flat across the ground or can be used in hanging baskets.


Silphium terebinthinaceum

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Common Name: Prairie Dock

Native from central-eastern Canada to the southeastern United States, Silphium terebinthinaceum is a unique, long-lived perennial that is adaptable and easy to care for. The foliage and flowers can be used in arrangements and the seed heads attract Goldfinches and other songbirds.


Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Solidago 'Little Lemon' - PP17297

Common Name: Goldenrod

'Little Lemon' is a compact variety with light yellow flowers from late summer through fall. It is an important nectar source to many species of butterflies and to bees as well. An easy to grow perennial that provides a beautiful display in the late season garden.


Solidago graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

A North American native meadow plant, the Solidago graminifolia, goldenrod, is an attractive pollinator with bright golden yellow flowers in late summer.


Spigelia marilandica Little Redhead

Spigelia marilandica Little Redhead

Common Name: Indian Pink

A showy, native, long-lived perennial that is somewhat adaptable but prefers the bright shade and moist acidic soils of a woodland garden. Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead' is an absolute butterfly favorite with scarlet tubular flowers from which lemon yellow centers seem to explode out of the top.


Spiraea Double Play® Painted Lady™

Spiraea Double Play® Painted Lady™

Common Name: Spirea

A unique variegated Spirea, Painted Lady™, adds interest even when its not in bloom. Bright pink blooms appear late spring to early summer atop the green and yellow foliage. 


Spiraea DoublePlay®Big Bang

Spiraea DoublePlay®Big Bang - PP21588

Common Name: Spirea

DoublePlay®Big Bang has explosive, colorful foliage and massive pink flowers.  Foliage begins with a burst of peachy-orange shades and matures to bright yellow. 


Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound'

Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound'

Common Name: Spiraea

Low-mounded shrub with clusters of carmine pink flowers in May and June. Foliage maintains golden tones throughout the growing season with no foliage burn. Develops orange-red fall color. A great color addition to a shrub or perennial border.


Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Common Name: Spiraea

Flat clusters of soft pink flowers bloom in summer on a deciduous, mounding shrub. Slender branches are covered with mint green foliage. Makes an excellent accent, specimen or mass planting.


Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash'

Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash'

Common Name: Spiraea

Improved selection similar to 'Anthony Waterer'. Dense mounding growth habit, new foliage is deep purple maturing to green. Long blooming, vivid red flowers clusters cover the plant all summer long.


Spiraea japonica Double Play® Red

Spiraea japonica Double Play® Red - PPAF

Common Name: Spirea

This shrub is part of the Double Play® series that provides stunning new growth and vibrant flowers. Double Play® Red blooms a dark pink-red in late spring with very showy burgundy new growth. 


Spiraea japonica Magic Carpet™

Spiraea japonica Magic Carpet™

Common Name: Spiraea

A dwarf deciduous shrub that has vibrant red leaf tips maturing to bright golden. Showy, deep pink flower clusters contrast nicely with golden foliage in the spring.  


Spiraea media Double Play® Blue Kazoo™

Spiraea media Double Play® Blue Kazoo™ - PPAF

Common Name: Spirea

The Double Play® series provides stunning foliage especially during the spring season. Blue Kazoo™ has nice blue-green foliage with burgundy new growth.


Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Common Name: Spiraea

Compact, rounded shrub with rich, dark green foliage. Small clusters of white flowers bloom along the branches in spring. Deciduous.


Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'

Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'

Common Name: Spiraea

'Ogon' is noted for its early flowering time, wispy habit and golden leaves. In late March the slender, arching branches are covered with clusters of white flowers followed by feathery golden leaves that gradually change to bright green.


Spirea japonica Yeti™

Spirea japonica Yeti™

This compact spiraea produces many clusters of small white blooms that self-clean. Plants maintain a low and mounding habit in the landscape. This variety is extremely hardy and will rebloom from a trim.


Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: Prairie Dropseed

The threadlike leaves of this native grass produce a fine textured 2' dense mound. Color changes from green in spring and summer to orange in fall to a creamy color in winter.


Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'

Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'

Common Name: Prairie Dropseed

This dwarf Prairie dropseed is fine-textured, clump-forming, and more vase shaped than the species with airy pink, fragrant panicles in late summer. The foliage turns golden to orange in autumn.


Stachys byzantina 'Countess Helene von Stein'

Stachys byzantina 'Countess Helene von Stein'

Common Name: Lamb's Ear

Stachys  byzantina is also known as 'Big Ears', the fuzzy silver leaves are larger, greener and more heat tolerant than the traditional Lamb's Ear. ‘Countess Helene von Stein’ makes a nice foliage clump. Rarely flowers and does not melt out in summer heat.


Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

Common Name: Betony

‘Hummelo’ is very different from the more familiar Lamb's Ear. The foliage is oblong and textured forming upright clumps. The flower spikes are vibrant purple and held by sturdy stems creating a strong vertical element. Plant where it will have some room to spread.


Stachytarpheta mutabilis

Stachytarpheta mutabilis

Common Name: Porterweed

Porterweed is a plant I can't do without in my home garden. Vigorous, heat loving, and blooms salmon colored flowers non stop from early summer through frost. And it'll get 4-5' tall in a single year!


Stachytarpheta mutabilis var.violacea

Stachytarpheta mutabilis var.violacea

Common Name: Porterweed

Porterweed is a plant I can't do without in my home garden. Vigorous, heat loving, and blooms purple-blue flowers non stop from early summer through frost. And it'll get 4-5' tall in a single year!


Stewartia pseudocamellia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Common Name: Japanese Stewartia

Deciduous, pyramidal to oval, low branching tree with flowers similar to a white camellia. Noted for its spectacular fall color and exfoliating bark.


Styrax japonicus

Styrax japonicus

Common Name: Japanese Snowbell

A weeping form of Japanese Snowbell, with light pink, delicately fragrant blossoms. Makes a fantastic specimen in small gardens and also works well in containers. Unlicensed propagation prohibited.


Syringa hyacinthiflora Scentina Blue Light™

Syringa hyacinthiflora Scentina Blue Light™ - PPAF

Make sure your shoes are tied tight - the fragrance of this lilac will knock your socks off!

There are about 15 different species of lilacs found in nature, and Syringa hyacinthiflora is the queen of them all when it comes to fragrance. And that's what makes Scentara Double Blue the most fragrant Proven Winners lilac yet! The cool purple blooms take on a blue tone in the spring sunshine, each one full of petals for a delicate seashell-like effect. This very heavy bloomer exhibits excellent disease resistant and a handsome, appealing shape that will look right at home in your landscape. Available in better garden centers in 2019.


Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Common Name: Manchurian Lilac

Compact, rounded deciduous shrub produces dark green foliage that turns burgundy in fall. Deep purple buds open to fragrant icy blue flowers in early summer.

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