Full Sun Plants

Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue (Penstemon)

Full Sun Plants

Our full sun perennials are perfect for the hot, sunny spots in your garden. These sun-loving plants will thrive in full sun, meaning the plant should receive unfiltered sunlight for at least six hours a day. Most of our perennials for sun are also drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric). We have a huge selection of Unique Plants that are ideally suited for baking hot sun. Our best plants for full sun include:

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Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue (Penstemon)

Full Sun Plants

Our full sun perennials are perfect for the hot, sunny spots in your garden. These sun-loving plants will thrive in full sun, meaning the plant should receive unfiltered sunlight for at least six hours a day. Most of our perennials for sun are also drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric). We have a huge selection of Unique Plants that are ideally suited for baking hot sun. Our best plants for full sun include:

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  1. Lavandula angustifolia Mitcham Gray Lavender

    ‚Mitcham Gray‚ is a rarely offered cultivar of English Lavender similar to ‚Hidcote Superior‚ with a compact growth habit, dark lavender-blue flower spikes, a...

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    Mitcham Gray English Lavender Mitcham Gray English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 'Mitcham Gray'
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    'Mitcham Gray' is a rarely offered cultivar of English Lavender similar to 'Hidcote Superior' with a compact growth habit, dark lavender-blue flower spikes, and gray-green foliage. But it is a faster grower than the slow-to-mature 'Hidcote Superior'.
  2. Common Milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca, with pollinators

    Asclepias syriaca ‚Common Milkweed‚ is a gorgeous plant that produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love and spreads quickly. This native perennia...

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    Common Milkweed Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Asclepias syriaca 'Common Milkweed' is a gorgeous plant that produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love and spreads quickly. This native perennial is a primary food source for the Monarch butterfly providing large leaves for caterpillars and big pink globe-like flowers that provide nectar for the adult butterflies. Planting it will help to support Monarch populations. Perennial.
  3. Rose Swamp Milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata ‚Rose‚ (Swamp Milkweed) is a showy pink blooming Asclepias species that is a food plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and a nectar source for ad...

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    Rose Swamp Milkweed Rose Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Asclepias incarnata 'Rose' (Swamp Milkweed) is a showy pink blooming Asclepias species that is a food plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and a nectar source for adult butterflies. Also known as Swamp Milkweed, it grows best in moist or wet soils.
  4. SunSparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop, Sedum 'Wildfire'

    Sedum rupestre ‚SunSparkler® Wildfire‚ PP#28621 (Stonecrop) blazes with ruby red petals edged in hot pink. Late summer brings clusters of long-blooming pink flowers. It&...

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    SunSparkler® Wildfire Sedum SunSparkler® Wildfire Sedum Sedum 'Wildfire' PP#28,621
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Sedum rupestre 'SunSparkler® Wildfire' PP#28621 (Stonecrop) blazes with ruby red petals edged in hot pink. Late summer brings clusters of long-blooming pink flowers. It’s an attention-worthy groundcover that will naturalize to fill a sunny, dry area. In fact, the more sun, the brighter the color. A perfect easy-to-grow addition to a rock garden, container, or any sunny spot that needs a water-thrifty color boost. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  5. Sedum Autumn Fire, Dark Pink Sedum, Autumn Fire Stonecrop

    Sedum telephium ‚Autumn Fire‚ (Stonecrop) is an improved form of Sedum ‚Autumn Joy‚ that is larger growing, has larger flower heads and is longer blooming. Th...

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    Autumn Fire Sedum Autumn Fire Sedum Sedum 'Autumn Fire'
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Sedum telephium 'Autumn Fire' (Stonecrop) is an improved form of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' that is larger growing, has larger flower heads and is longer blooming. The flat heads of rose-pink flowers appear in late summer. Leave the faded flowers on the plant for added winter interest.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Old Man's Bones Stonecrop, Sedum globosum 'Old Man Bones',  Image courtesy of Conservation Garden Park

    Sedum globosum ‚Old Man‚s Bones‚ (Stonecrop) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succ...

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    Old Man's Bones Sedum Old Man's Bones Sedum Sedum globosum 'Old Man's Bones'
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Sedum globosum 'Old Man's Bones' (Stonecrop) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succulent foliage often develops a bronze tint in summer and flushes shades of purple, pink, red, and bronze over the winter. Perfect for groundcover, rock gardens, edging pathways, and spilling over the edges of raised beds or containers. It blooms in summer with clusters of small, bright yellow, star-shaped flowers.
  9. Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata Purple Beauty growing in rock garden as groundcover

    An easy-to-grow groundcover, Phlox subulata ‚Purple Beauty‚ (Creeping Phlox) carpets the mid-to-late spring garden with starry lavender-purple flowers. Whether you are lo...

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    Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty'
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    An easy-to-grow groundcover, Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty' (Creeping Phlox) carpets the mid-to-late spring garden with starry lavender-purple flowers. Whether you are looking for a water-thrifty addition to flow through a rock garden, or a beautiful way to highlight a spring-blooming bulb collection, 'Purple Beauty' will add pollinator-friendly, drought-tolerant spring beauty to your garden.
  10. 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).
  11. Yellow Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kanah Creek, Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum, Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat

    Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum ‚Kannah Creek‚ (Buckwheat) hails from western Colorado. With a showy display of yellow flowers in late spring, the flowers age to shades of...

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    Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum 'Kannah Creek'
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum 'Kannah Creek' (Buckwheat) hails from western Colorado. With a showy display of yellow flowers in late spring, the flowers age to shades of orange and rust by late summer, providing months of low care color. A 2007 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  12. Marcus Dwarf Blue Salvia

    Salvia nemorosa ‘Marcus’ PP# 13,322 (Dwarf Blue Sage) is a tidy, dwarf selection that blooms all summer with deeply colored violet-purple flowers. It is extremely cold ha...

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    Marcus Dwarf Blue Salvia Marcus Dwarf Blue Salvia Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Salvia nemorosa ‘Marcus’ PP# 13,322 (Dwarf Blue Sage) is a tidy, dwarf selection that blooms all summer with deeply colored violet-purple flowers. It is extremely cold hardy, browse resistant to deer and a lover of clay soils.
  13. Dark Knight Caryopteris

    Caryopteris clandonensis ‚Dark Knight‚ (Bluebeard) blooms with a profusion of dark blue flowers in late summer when few other shrubs are flowering. Its modest size makes ...

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    Dark Knight Caryopteris Dark Knight Caryopteris Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
    As low as $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight' (Bluebeard) blooms with a profusion of dark blue flowers in late summer when few other shrubs are flowering. Its modest size makes it very useful in smaller yards. A fantastic nectar source for bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  14. Walker's Deep Blue Catmint (Nepeta)

    Nepeta faassenii ‚Walker‚s Deep Blue‚ (Catmint) is just like ‚Walker‚s Low‚--long blooming and easily grown--but with noticeably darker blue flowe...

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    Walker's Deep Blue Nepeta Walker's Deep Blue Nepeta Nepeta 'Walker's Deep Blue'
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Deep Blue' (Catmint) is just like 'Walker's Low'--long blooming and easily grown--but with noticeably darker blue flowers.
  15. Little Trudy® Nepeta, The Undaunted Garden Managed By Lauren Spring

    Nepeta x psfike ‚Little Trudy®‚ PP#18,904 (Catmint) is a compact, long-blooming Catmint with warm purple flowers that bloom from late spring through summer, attracting b...

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    Little Trudy® Nepeta Little Trudy® Nepeta Nepeta x Psfike PP#18,904
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta x psfike 'Little Trudy®' PP#18,904 (Catmint) is a compact, long-blooming Catmint with warm purple flowers that bloom from late spring through summer, attracting bees and butterflies. Finely textured aromatic foliage will help to deter deer and rabbits.
  16. White Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Fernbush

    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It also has attractive dried seed...

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    Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria) Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria) Chamaebatiaria millefolium
    As low as $14.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It also has attractive dried seed heads and olive-green foliage. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
  17. Red Monarda Jacob Cline, Monarda Jacob Cine

    Monarda didyma ‚Jacob Cline‚ (Bee Balm) is one of our most spectacular native Beebalm hybrids with heads of long tubular deep red flowers. Discovered in a Georgia garden,...

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    Jacob Cline Bee Balm Jacob Cline Bee Balm Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline' (Bee Balm) is one of our most spectacular native Beebalm hybrids with heads of long tubular deep red flowers. Discovered in a Georgia garden, it has excellent mildew resistance and blooms for a month or so in mid-summer.
  18. 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).
  19. Miss Katherine English Lavender with pollinator

    Lavandula angustifolia ‚Miss Katherine‚ (English Lavender) is the best pink-flowered English Lavender currently in cultivation, blooming in late spring-early summer with ...

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    Miss Katherine English Lavender Miss Katherine English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 'Miss Katherine'
    As low as $112.99 Sale $90.39
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    Lavandula angustifolia 'Miss Katherine' (English Lavender) is the best pink-flowered English Lavender currently in cultivation, blooming in late spring-early summer with numerous spikes of light pink flowers.
  20. Phenomenal Lavender Plant,  Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal field

    Phenomenal French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‚Phenomenal‚ PP24193) is a French hybrid lavender notable for its outstanding cold hardiness and tolerance to heat...

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    Phenomenal Lavender Phenomenal Lavender Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal PP#24,193
    As low as $15.99 Sale $12.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Phenomenal French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia 'Phenomenal' PP24193) is a French hybrid lavender notable for its outstanding cold hardiness and tolerance to heat and high humidity. The plants grow into a beautiful mounded shape, with purple flowers on tall stems in mid-summer.
  21. Thymus Pink Chintz, Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme

    1„ tall x 18„ wide. Pink Chintz Thyme (Thymus Pink Chintz) is a tight, low growing creeping thyme with thick stems of woolly green foliage that blooms in mid-spring with ...

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    Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum Pink Chintz
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    1" tall x 18" wide. Pink Chintz Thyme (Thymus Pink Chintz) is a tight, low growing creeping thyme with thick stems of woolly green foliage that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of salmon-pink flowers.
  22. 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.
  23. Blue Veronica liwanensis, Veronica liwanensis, Turkish Speedwell, Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    Veronica liwanensis (Turkish Speedwell) is one of our showiest blue flowered groundcovers native to the mountains of Turkey. Spreading stems of evergreen foliage root as they spread ...

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    Turkish Veronica Turkish Speedwell Veronica liwanensis
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Veronica liwanensis (Turkish Speedwell) is one of our showiest blue flowered groundcovers native to the mountains of Turkey. Spreading stems of evergreen foliage root as they spread across the soil and cover themselves with bright blue flowers in late spring.
  24. May Night Meadow Sage, Salvia sylvestris May Night

    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and...

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    May Night Salvia May Night Meadow Sage Salvia sylvestris May Night
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and tolerance of heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profusion of flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.
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