Botanical Name: Dicentra Dicentra ‘Old Fashioned’ Bleeding hearts are very popular garden perennials. Their name comes from the unique shape of their dangling blooms. Two common varieties of Bleeding Heart are: Dicentra eximia, which blooms in early summer until first frost and has blue-green fern-like foliage, and Dicentra spectabilis, which blooms in late spring or early summer and then dies back. » Type: Perennial » Zone: 3 to 9 depending
Botanical Name: Sorbaria sorbifolia Other Names: False Spirea, False Goat’s Beard, Astilbe japonica Astilbe is a hardy perennial with feathery blooms on sturdy stems. They are ideal for borders, pond edges, along the edge of woods, or even under tall trees provided they receive some sun. Astilbe prefer moist soil but can tolerate hot, dry summers. They’re easy to grow and make a colorful splash when clumped together. » Type:
Botanical Name: Ajuga reptans Ajuga is a wonderful ground cover for partial shade to shady areas. Its evergreen foliage forms a dense, compact mat that remains attractive even when not in bloom. Blue-violet flowers form in spring on 4 to 6 in. spikes creating a contrasting display. Leaf color varies by variety and hybrid. Ajuga spreads by stolons and will quickly fill in a garden bed. » Type: Perennial/Biennial »
Lunaria has small, fragrant flowers in purple, lilac or white. The plants thrive in poor soil but do best with moist soil with good drainage. The silvery, translucent seed pods are often collected for decorative displays.
Botanical Name: Phlox adsurgens Other Names: There are many varieties and hybrids, both annuals and perennials. Phlox and Creeping Phlox are highly adaptable plants that serve nicely as ground cover, border plants and edging fill. They fill out garden beds easily and add dramatic splashes of color wherever planted. Some varieties, such as Wild Sweet William, grow wild throughout the woodlands of North America. Phlox come in a wide range