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PlantCare Nursery

Perennial Sale

May 6, 7, 8

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Robyn Bem

3 Ringwood Court West

Ithaca, NY 14850

off Ringwood Rd near Ellis Hollow Creek Rd


Available plants:

Full Sun

Betony, Big—Stachys macrantha ‘Rosea’ (rose-pink fls, summer, 12–18”), cutflower

Coneflower, Purple—Echinacea purpurea (pink fls, July–Sept, 28″)

Coreopsis—Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ (gold-yellow fls, June–July, 13″)

Evening Primrose (also Sundrops)Oenothera fruitosa (yellow fls, summer, 18–23″), Eastern native

Globe thistle—Echinops ritro (greyish blue, July–Sept, 32″), cutflower

Grasses—Calamagrostis x Acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (feathery pink fls in June, turning

golden, 2–3’), 2001 Perennial of the Year

                  Miscanthus sinensis ‘Purpuracens’ (Autumn Flame Grass) (blooms July–Aug, red-orange in fall)

‘Variegatus’ (Variegated Japanese silver grass) (showy grn/wht foliage, to 6′)

                 Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ (Dwarf Fountain Grass) (mauve fls in fall, 1–2’)

 Phalaris ‘Feecey’s Variety’ (green/white/pink foliage, June, 2–2-1/2’)

Lamb’s Ears— Stachys monnieri ‘Rosea’ (lavender-pink fls, Aug–Sept, 20”)

Loosestrife, Yellow—Lysimachia punctata (yellow, June–Aug, 28″), cutflower

Penstemon or Beardtongue—P. digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (bronzy purple lvs/white fls, June, 36″),

1996 Perennial of the Year

Phlox—Phlox paniculata (rose fls, July–Aug, 36″)

Stokes’ Aster—Stokesia laevis ‘Klaus Jelitto’ (blue-purple fringed fls, July–Aug, 18″)

Thyme, Creeping—Thymus serphyllum ‘Annie Hall’ (rose red fls, late spring, 2–4″), groundcover

VeronicaV. longifolia ‘Eveline’ (red-violet fl spikes, June–Aug, 15–18”)

YarrowAchillea  (yellow fls, June–Sept, 32”), cutflower


Sun to partial shade


Anemone, Japanese—A. hybrida  ‘September Charm’ (dk pink fls, Aug–Oct, 32″)

Bear’s Breeches—Acanthus spinosus (showy mauve fls, June–Aug, 3–4′), cutflower

BellflowerCampanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’ (blue-purple fls, May–July, 12″)

Black-Eyed Susan—Rudbeckia sulvantii ‘Goldsturm’ (gold-yellow/blk fls, Aug–Oct, 24–30″),

1999 Perennial of the Year

Catmint—Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ (blue fls, June–July, 36”)

Coral Bells—Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’ (maroon lvs, white fls, June–Sept, 20″),

               1991 Perennial of the Year

Daisy, Shasta—Leucanthemum maximum ‘Snow Lady’ (wht fls, summer, 10–12”), cutflower

Daylily—Hemerocallis ‘Barbary Corsair’ (purple fls w/yellow throat, July–Aug, 20”)

                           ‘Hyperion’ (light yellow, lg fls on 4’ stems, July–Aug, 28”), fragrant

‘Stella de Oro’ (golden yellow fls, June–Oct, 24”), rebloomer

Foxglove, perennial—Digitalis grandiflora (D. ambigua) (yellow fls, June–Sept, 30”)

Geranium—G. endressi ‘Wargrave Pink’ (pure pink fls, June–July, 15–18”)

  1. macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’ (pink fls, May–June, 15”), bronze fall foliage
  2.   psilostemon (Armenian cranesbill) (1-1/2” magenta fls w/blk eye, May–July, 34”)

Iris, SiberianIris sibirica ‘Butter & Sugar’ (yellow/wht fls, June–July, 28″)

‘Caesar’s Brother’ (deep violet fls, June–July, 28″)

Iris, SweetI. pallida ‘Alba-variegata’ (blue fls, June–July, white-striped lvs, 28”)

Lady’s-Mantle—Alchemilla mollis (yellow-green fls, spring/early summer, 12”)

Lamium—L. maculatum ‘Pink Pewter’ (pink, silver lvs w/grn margins, 6″)

Meadow Rue—Thalictrum ‘Lavender Mist’ (lav-purp fls, July–early Sept, 5–8′)

St. John’s Wort—Hypericum perforatum (yellow fls, summer, 12″), groundcover

Sedum—S. spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’ (rosy pink fls, Aug–Sept, blue-grn thick lvs, 18–24”

stems), fls turn salmon rust, then rich brn in fall

  1. spectabile ‘Matrona’ (pink fls, Aug–Sept, blue-grn thick lvs, 20”), fls turn salmon

rust, then rich brn in fall, 2000 Perennial of the Year

  1. spurium ‘Dragonsblood’ (red/bronze fls, June–Aug, 4″)

Thyme, CreepingThymus serphyllum ‘Annie Hall’ (deep pink, June–July, 3″), groundcover

VioletsViola sp. (nickel-sized fls, self-seeding, 3–5″)


Partial shade to shade

Ajuga or Bugleweed—A. ‘Burgundy Glow’ (white, cream, green w/burgundy tints)

AstilbeA. chinensis ‘Pumila’ (lilac fls, August, 12″), groundcover

                                     ‘Superba’ (violet-purple fls, Aug–Sept, 40”)

 ‘Visions’ (raspberry pink fls, heavy bloom mid-to-late July, 24”), vigorous, tolerates dry soil

Bleeding heartDicentra formosa ‘Luxuriant’ (rose fls, Apr–Sept, 12”), everblooming

  1. spectablis (pink fls, Apr–May, 24”), old-fashioned

Brunnera, Perennial Forget-Me-Not (also Siberian Bugloss)—B. macrophylla

                            (blue fls, Apr–May, 16″)

Epimedium (also Red Barrenwort)E. x ‘rubrum’ (red fls, spring, 8–12”), tolerates dry shade

Ferns—Christmas (Polystichum acrosticodes) (attractive late, good cut green, 24″)

Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum) (gray-grn lvs w/wine red, 16”)

Maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum) (fingerlike fronds on blk stems, 18”)

Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) (3–6′, tolerates heavy shade and wet soil)

Ginger, European—Asarum europaeum (dk grn lvs, Apr–May, 6”), groundcover

HostaH. nigrescens ‘Krossa Regal’ (large frosty blue lvs, Aug–Sept, 36″), urn shape

  1. Blue Cadet’ (dwarf blue, lavender fls, Aug–Sept, 6”)

Iris, CrestedI. cristata (blue fls, April–May, 8″), groundcover, prefers moist soil, native

Japanese Forest GrassHakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (golden var. foliage,

graceful arching habit, hints of red/pink colors in fall, 14–18”)

Labrador VioletViola labradorica (mauve-purple fls, purple-tinged lvs, 2–4″)

LigulariaL. stenocephala  ‘The Rocket’ (yellow, July–Aug, 72″), likes damp soil

MasterwortAstrantia major ‘Lars’ (maroon-red fls, early to midsummer, 18″), cutflower

Solomon’s Seal—Polygonatum biflorum (greenish white fls, May–June, 1–3′)


ceramic plant pots are also available

visit the nursery and gardens anytime by appt.


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