PERENNIALS

The Petal Patch always has a large selection of perennials to choose from! Perennials are Cheryl’s passion, so there are traditional selections as well as the latest and greatest! Please come to see the great plants we have to offer.

PERENNIAL TIDBITS

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  1. Perennials are the workhorses of the garden.  They show up every spring (What Fun!) and go to sleep every winter.
  2. When selecting perennials consider the site.  How much sun/shade will it get?  Is it an easy spot to keep watered or is it a dry area?
  3. A plant’s ability to withstand dry conditions does not start the day it is planted… It usually takes 1-2 growing seasons to develop a good root system. This enables the plant to withstand dry conditions.Reflect on last year’s accomplishments in your garden and make plans to visit The Petal Patch for something new this year.

We also have several perennial grasses to choose from – come take a look!

NEW PERENNIALS FOR 2017

Our new perennials have arrived! Check out what you can expect to see this year at The Petal Patch!

  • Allium “Medusa”:  This is a member of the onion family!  A low mound of grey-green foliage defines the plant except when it is in full bloom with beautiful balls of purple flowers.
  • Dianthus “Paint the Town Magenta”: (Pinks) Dianthus are a popular flower in the Midwest because of their heat tolerance.  This particular dianthus blooms in early summer and again in the fall.  Incredible fuchsia colored flowers.
  • Heuchera “Brazen Raisin”: (Coral Bells) A beautiful coral bell that has great foliage color as well as hot pink buds that dangle in the wind.  The coral bells are great low maintenance plants in part sun flowerbeds.
  • Phlox (Tall Garden Phlox)  “Glamour Girl”: This phlox is still a show-stopper to me.  It is a hot coral pink tall garden phlox that will knock your socks off. It is very fragrant which Phlox are known for. It is really quite glamorous.
  • Lavandula “Phenomenal”: (Lavender) Sold out of this in 2016!  This is a large hedge type lavender that can grow to be a 2×3 shrub.
  • Hecherella “Red Rover”:This plant is also known as foamy bells.  The newest leaves in spring are coppery red and mellow to an olive green later in the season.  Burgundy stems hold white flowers.
  • Grass  Miscanthus ” Purpurascens”: (Flame Grass) This grass is known for its fabulous fall color with purple plumes emerging in late summer and turning to a shimmering white.  4-6’tall. 
  • Hosta “Brother Stefan”:  This Hosta forms a large clump of unusual looking chartreus puckered leaves that turn gold with green margins as they mature.  The puckering leaves add a different dimension to your shade garden.