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Blue Glow Globe Thistle (Eryngium)

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Blue Glow Globe Thistle (Eryngium)

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Are you looking for a garden standout? These unique plants will add beauty and interest to your landscape. If you're seeking plants with striking colors, outstanding foliage, or interesting blooms, start here! You're sure to find something special to take your garden from ordinary to extraordinary.

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  1. White Cloud Calamintha, Calamintha nepeta glandulosa 'White Cloud', White Cloud Calamint, Photo Courtesy of Northcreek Nursery

    Calamintha nepeta glandulosa ‘White Cloud’ (Nepeta) fills the late spring garden with clouds of delicate, nectar-rich, white flowers. Flowering until frost bites, ‘...

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    White Cloud Calamintha White Cloud Calamintha Calamintha nepeta glandulosa 'White Cloud'
    As low as $13.49 Sale $10.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Calamintha nepeta glandulosa ‘White Cloud’ (Nepeta) fills the late spring garden with clouds of delicate, nectar-rich, white flowers. Flowering until frost bites, ‘White Cloud’ is a reliable bloomer with lovely fragrant foliage reminiscent of oregano. It will attract pollinators, and bees love it. Plant ‘White Cloud’ along beds where you can enjoy its beauty and fragrance as you walk by. Over time, it will also spread gently to form a groundcover.
  2. Verbena peruviana

    Verbena peruviana ‚Red Devil‚ (Perennial Verbena) is a perennial variety that grows as a groundcover and blooms all summer with a dazzling display of brilliant red flower...

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    Red Devil Perennial Verbena Red Devil Perennial Verbena Verbena peruviana
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Verbena peruviana 'Red Devil' (Perennial Verbena) is a perennial variety that grows as a groundcover and blooms all summer with a dazzling display of brilliant red flowers. 3" tall x 15-18" wide.
  3. Gray Creeping Germander, Teucrium aroanium

    2-3„ tall x 18-24„ wide. Teucrium aroanium (Gray Creeping Germander) blooms with fragrant honey scented pink flowers in summer that are held over equally fragrant thin li...

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    Gray Creeping Germander (Teucrium) Gray Creeping Germander (Teucrium) Teucrium aroanium
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    2-3" tall x 18-24" wide. Teucrium aroanium (Gray Creeping Germander) blooms with fragrant honey scented pink flowers in summer that are held over equally fragrant thin linear gray leaves. The plant is an excellent small scale groundcover for hot, sunny sites in well drained soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  4. Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe)

    Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy Mallow or Wine Cups) is a native wildflower that decorates the garden with a summer-long display of bright magenta-pink flowers. A sprawling grower, Call...

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    Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe) Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe) Callirhoe involucrata
    As low as $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy Mallow or Wine Cups) is a native wildflower that decorates the garden with a summer-long display of bright magenta-pink flowers. A sprawling grower, Callirhoe involucrata's long branches spread out across the ground to create a colorful mat of flowers and foliage. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
  5. Snowcap Shasta Daisy

    Leucanthemum superbum ‚Snowcap‚ (Shasta Daisy) is an easy-to-grow garden essential that fills the summer garden with classic cheerful blooms. Snow white petals surround g...

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    Snowcap Shasta Daisy Snowcap Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum 'Snowcap'
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Leucanthemum superbum 'Snowcap' (Shasta Daisy) is an easy-to-grow garden essential that fills the summer garden with classic cheerful blooms. Snow white petals surround golden centers, and this cultivar tolerates wind and rain better than most, with a sturdy, compact form that fits just about anywhere. An all-time garden favorite, ‘Snowcap’ is both deer and rabbit resistant, and easily fits the bill when it comes to people-and pollinator-pleasing flowers. ‘Snowcap’ attracts butterflies and bees and is an excellent choice for a border, along a path, or in a container, where they can shine.
  6. Woolly Ironweed (Vernonia), in meadow

    Vernonia lindheimeri (Woolly Ironweed) is a showy perennial that thrives where conditions are tough. This resilient plant can handle low fertility soil, dry climates, and resists dee...

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    Woolly Ironweed (Vernonia) Woolly Ironweed Vernonia lindheimeri
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Vernonia lindheimeri (Woolly Ironweed) is a showy perennial that thrives where conditions are tough. This resilient plant can handle low fertility soil, dry climates, and resists deer and rabbits. Woolly Ironweed has a gentle upright habit, sturdy stems, and fine fuzzy foliage with an airy texture. Silvery buds open to clusters of bright magenta disc flowers in mid-to-late summer. Blooming for 6 weeks or more, the flowers nourish native bees and other pollinators. A North American native perennial from Texas and Northern Mexico, its common name comes from its iron-like qualities – both durability and seed clusters the color of rust.
  7. Blue Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Hardy Plumbago

    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) a remarkable groundcover. It is an exceptional choice for shady areas, especially under trees and shrubs. It also grows in part and full ...

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    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma) Hardy Plumbago, Leadwort Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) a remarkable groundcover. It is an exceptional choice for shady areas, especially under trees and shrubs. It also grows in part and full sun, and thrives in most soils, including clay, testaments to the plant’s versatility as a long-lived piece of the garden fabric. Gardens all over the country can enjoy the profuse display of true blue flowers followed by striking burgundy-red fall foliage.
  8. White Nancy Deadnettle, Lamium maculatum White Nancy growing in shade

    White Nancy is an outstanding Old World groundcover for shade and semi-shade. Blooming much of the summer with bright white flower helod over green and white variegated foliage, this...

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    White Nancy Lamium White Nancy Deadnettle Lamium maculatum White Nancy
    As low as $8.99 Sale $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    White Nancy is an outstanding Old World groundcover for shade and semi-shade. Blooming much of the summer with bright white flower helod over green and white variegated foliage, this long lived groundcover is the best.
  9. Munro's Globe Mallow, Sphaeralcea munroana, flower close up

    Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) brings a blast of bright orange to the mid-summer garden. A xeric perennial native to the Great Basin of the Western US, this rugged plant...

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    Munro's Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea) Munro's Globe Mallow Sphaeralcea munroana
    As low as $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) brings a blast of bright orange to the mid-summer garden. A xeric perennial native to the Great Basin of the Western US, this rugged plant thrives in the most challenging hot, sunny dry garden conditions. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  10. Origanum Rotkugel close up with bee Photo courtesy of Emmis Oure

    Rotkugel is one of the very best ornamental oreganos that blooms in mid-to late summer with a profusion of flower heads filled with small bright pink flowers. A fantastic perennial...

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    Rotkugel Ornamental Oregano Rotkugel Ornamental Oregano Origanum Rotkugel
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    $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rotkugel is one of the very best ornamental oreganos that blooms in mid-to late summer with a profusion of flower heads filled with small bright pink flowers. A fantastic perennial for feeding bees and butterflies .
  11. Bella Blue Prunella, Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue

    Bella Blue Self-Heal (Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue) is a vigorous, long-blooming groundcover with short spikes of violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies....

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    Bella Blue Prunella Bella Blue Self-Heal Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Bella Blue Self-Heal (Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue) is a vigorous, long-blooming groundcover with short spikes of violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies.
  12. Sempervivum arachnoideum, Cobweb Hen and Chicks

    Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Hen and Chick) is a small-growing selection of hen and chicks that is especially lovely with its tight rosettes of cobwebbed foliage; makes an outsta...

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    Cobweb Hens and Chicks Cobweb Hens and Chicks Sempervivum arachnoideum Cobweb
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    $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Hen and Chick) is a small-growing selection of hen and chicks that is especially lovely with its tight rosettes of cobwebbed foliage; makes an outstanding rock garden plant, Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  13. Crystal Peak White Obedient Plant, Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White',

    16-18„ x 15-16„ wide. An award winning variety of our native Obedient Plant, ‚Crystal Peak White‚ blooms in mid-summer with numerous bright white flower spike...

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    Crystal Peak White Obedient Plant Crystal Peak White Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White
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    $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    16-18" x 15-16" wide. An award winning variety of our native Obedient Plant, 'Crystal Peak White' blooms in mid-summer with numerous bright white flower spikes that attract lots of pollinators.
  14. Rock Soapwort, Saponaria ocymoides

    4-5„ x 15-18„ wide. This Old World wildflower is an outstanding groundcover for sun and part sun areas. It blooms in late spring with a profusion of bright pink, pollinat...

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    Saponaria ocymoides Rock Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides
    As low as $8.99 Sale $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    4-5" x 15-18" wide. This Old World wildflower is an outstanding groundcover for sun and part sun areas. It blooms in late spring with a profusion of bright pink, pollinator attracting flower clusters.
  15. Blue Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Blue Glow Globe Thistle

    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers ...

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    Blue Glow Echinops Blue Glow Globe Thistle Echinops bannaticus Blue Glow
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  16. Allium Millenium, Millennium Ornamental Onion, Photo credit: Walters Gardens, Inc.

    Allium Millenium is one of the very best ornamental onions. Unlike spring-blooming Allium bulbs, this hybrid Allium blooms in mid-summer with large globes of rose-pink flowers. Matur...

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    Allium Millenium Millennium Allium Ornamental Onion Allium Millenium
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    $15.99 Sale $12.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Allium Millenium is one of the very best ornamental onions. Unlike spring-blooming Allium bulbs, this hybrid Allium blooms in mid-summer with large globes of rose-pink flowers. Mature plants have dozens of globes covering this perennial plant. Attractive, shiny deep-green grassy foliage is very ornamental. Perennial Plant Association 2018 Plant of The Year.
  17. Prairie Onion, Allium stellatum

    Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum) is an uncommon bulb-forming wildflower native to the Great Plains and Midwest. Showy globes of lavender-pink flowers appear in mid-summer and are hig...

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    Prairie Allium Prairie Onion Allium stellatum
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum) is an uncommon bulb-forming wildflower native to the Great Plains and Midwest. Showy globes of lavender-pink flowers appear in mid-summer and are highly attractive to pollinating insects like native bees, honeybees, and butterflies. Suitable for challenging sites, including dry, sandy, and rocky sites. The plants are uneaten by rabbits and deer, and will naturalize and multiply by reseed in the garden.
  18. Pink Mirabilis multiflora, Mirablis multiflora, Wild Four O'clock

    Wild Four O‚clock is a magnificent native wildflower that blooms all summer with magenta-pink flowers that open in the afternoon. A perennial with huge, deep roots, it needs n...

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    Wild Four O'Clock (Mirabilis) Wild Four O'Clock Mirablis multiflora
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Wild Four O'clock is a magnificent native wildflower that blooms all summer with magenta-pink flowers that open in the afternoon. A perennial with huge, deep roots, it needs no extra water once established. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  19. White Bellium minutum, Bellium minutum, Miniature Mat Daisy

    Bellium is a vigorous grower, covering itself with a multitude of 1/2„ white daisies from late spring through the summer....

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    Miniature Mat Daisy (Bellium) Miniature Mat Daisy Bellium minutum
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Bellium is a vigorous grower, covering itself with a multitude of 1/2" white daisies from late spring through the summer.
  20. Partridge Feather, Tanacetum densum ssp. amani

    4-6„ tall x 18-24„ wide. 2010 Plant Select® Winner. This fabulous ground cover is perfect for beautifying hot, dry areas of the garden with its attractive gray, ferny fo...

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    Partridge Feather (Tanacetum) Partridge Feather Tanacetum densum ssp. amani
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    4-6" tall x 18-24" wide. 2010 Plant Select® Winner. This fabulous ground cover is perfect for beautifying hot, dry areas of the garden with its attractive gray, ferny foliage and late spring display of yellow button-shaped flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  21. Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta, close up of purple flowers

    Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) is a beautiful native wildflower, with blue-violet flowers blooming from the bottom up on tall flower spikes in mid-summer that attract bees and butte...

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    Hoary Vervain Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) is a beautiful native wildflower, with blue-violet flowers blooming from the bottom up on tall flower spikes in mid-summer that attract bees and butterflies. Ovate leaves are covered with whitish hairs, giving the foliage a silvery color and soft texture. Will naturalize and spread easily by reseeding. The seeds are a favorite food for seed-eating songbirds.
  22. Herman's Pride Yellow Archangel, Lamiastrum galeobdolon Herman's Pride

    Herman‚s Pride Variegated Yellow Archangel is one of our best Old World groundcovers for shade and semi-shade. Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman‚s Pride features short spike...

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    Herman's Pride Archangel (Lamiastrum) Herman's Pride Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon Herman's Pride
    As low as $8.99 Sale $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Herman's Pride Variegated Yellow Archangel is one of our best Old World groundcovers for shade and semi-shade. Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman's Pride features short spikes of bright yellow flower are held over variegated silver and green foliage, Blooms in late spring.
  23. Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum, close up of flower in full bloom

    A Great Plains native, Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum) is a tough, long-lived prairie wildflower that loves lots of sun, with summer flowers that seem to climb the towering stem....

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    Compass Plant Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    A Great Plains native, Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum) is a tough, long-lived prairie wildflower that loves lots of sun, with summer flowers that seem to climb the towering stem. A must-have for habitat gardens, the flowers are highly attractive to native bees, while the fall ripening seeds are a favorite of seed-eating songbirds. Highly drought resistant once established, Compass Plants can live for decades.
  24. Spring Carpet Mount Atlas Daisy, Anacyclus depressus 'Spring Carpet'

    ‚Spring Carpet‚ Mount Atlas Daisy (Anacyclus depressus) is a wonderful early-spring-blooming groundcover. Blooming with cheerful white daisies, its petals feature strikin...

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    Spring Carpet Mount Atlas Daisy (Anacyclus) Spring Carpet Mount Atlas Daisy Anacyclus depressus 'Spring Carpet'
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    'Spring Carpet' Mount Atlas Daisy (Anacyclus depressus) is a wonderful early-spring-blooming groundcover. Blooming with cheerful white daisies, its petals feature striking red undersides, adding a bit of contrast and detail to the perennial garden. Fern-like grey-green foliage creates an attractive mat. Well-suited to alpine and rock gardens, the plants thrive in dry, sunny, poor soil locations, especially along gravel paths.
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