Top 10 Perennials For 2018
Beautiful Sargent's Grown Perennials
We grow the newest and most colorful annuals and perennials available from the world’s finest hybridizers of plant cultivars. We strive to provide only the best of the best.
We have more than 60,000 square feet of greenhouse facilities and 14 of those greenhouses are dedicated specifically to growing perennials. We offer more than 175,000 annuals and perennials.
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What's New in Perennials for 2018?
This year at Sargent’s we are planning to add 66 new perennials to our inventory!! Our hardworking and dedicated growers actually started some of the new perennials last fall, and then tucked them away all cozy and warm for the winter. Here are some highlights on a few of them.
‘Millenium‘ Allium (Ornamental Onion)
Introducing the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year! Bred by Mark McDonough, ‘Millenium’ is a clump forming ornamental onion that, due to the sterile seed, won’t take over your garden. A summer blooming cultivar, ‘Millenium’ begins blooming about a week later than ‘Summer Beauty’ but earlier than ‘Medusa’. 2” globular, rosy purple clusters, dance above the dark green, strappy foliage from mid to late summer, bringing in the bees and the butterflies. The aromatic foliage deters the rabbits and deer from snacking on them. 15-20” tall and 10-15” wide. Will grow in full sun to part shade, but performs the best in full sun. Hardy in zones 4-8.
Peonies are a wonderful addition to your yard. Cultivated for over 4000 years, under optimal conditions a peony can survive for up to 100 years. By planting varieties with different bloom times, you can enjoy the beauty of flowering peonies from late spring to early summer. Hardy in zones 2-8.
‘Sweet Harmony’ has large lavender-rose double blooms with sturdy stems. Late season bloomer. Flowers have a very long vase life. Grows 32” tall.
Here is a new addition to Proven Winners daylily series ‘Rainbow Rhythm’. ‘Storm Shelter’ is a tetraploid daylily with fragrant 5” mauve flowers with an egg-plant purple eye and a matching picotee edge. Grows 24” tall and 18-24” wide. Performs best in full sun. Hardy in zones 3-9.
Check out the whole list here: New Perennials at Sargent’s 2018
Top 10 Perennials For 2018
Top 10 Perennials for 2018
1) Allium “Millenium”
A butterfly beacon! Long blooming with beautiful lavender starflowers that form a perfect ball at the tip of the stem, that sway in the breeze. Deer resistant, full sun, 12-18” tall and wide
2018 Perennial of the year
2) Dianthus “ Heart Attack” and “First Love”
Sweet William type dianthus with small flowers that form a cluster or mini bouquet at the tip of the stem. Blooms late spring to early summer in full sun and well drained soil. 12-18” tall and 9” wide
3) Amsonia “Storm Cloud”
A spring to early summer bloomer with clusters of small periwinkle blue star shaped flowers on dark stems. Stems emerge blue black and have deep green leaves with a silver streak. A striking plant in the garden that could be mistaken for a shrub. 24-30” tall and 38-42” wide, full sun, grows in poor to fertile soil, and deer resistant
4) Heliopsis “Tuscan Gold” or“Sunburst”
Also known as false sunflower. A long blooming perennial with bright yellow daisy like flowers that appear to cover the plant. 24-32” tall and 20-24” wide, full to part sun, average soil and disease resistant. Great as a cut flower.
5) Lavendula “Munsted”or “Phenomenal”
Sweetly fragrant mounds of silver foliage with purple blue flower spikes.
This ornamental and edible Lavender is cold hardy, disease resistant, deer resistant and tolerates heat and humidity. Plant in full sun. Grows 24-36”
6) Leucanthemum “Becky”, “Sante” or “ Crème Puff”
Who doesn’t love daisies!! What a happy flower with bright yellow center and creamy white petals surrounding it. 3-4” flowers cover the 14-30” stems and grows 24-28” wide. Full sun, well drained soils, blooms early to late summer and is a great cut flower.
7) Baptisia “American Goldfinch” or “Cherries Jubilee”
A large plant that is shrub like reaching 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. This plant will make a dramatic statement in spring covered in flower spikes for many weeks. Baptisia comes in many different colors: blue, red, purple, yellow and pink. Attractive seed pods in the autumn and low maintenance full sun plant that is also deer resistant.
8) Tiarella “Sugar & Spice or “Jade Peacock”
Wonderful compact, mounded plants that produce fragrant beautiful bottle brush flower spikes of soft pink & white flowers in spring. These excellent border plants look great mixed in with small Hostas, Heuchera and Pulmonaria. Very interesting foliage that is maple leaf shaped and changes color in the autumn. Grows 6-12” tall and wide in full to part shade and is deer resistant.
9) Anemone “Pink Saucer” or “Robustissima”
Beautiful with or pink flowers sway a top sturdy stems in mid-summer to early fall. The foliage stays more compact with the flower stems reaching 2-3’ tall and 24” wide. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant, good cut flower and tolerates moist soils. Grows in full to part sun.
10) Aster “Purple Dome” or “Alert”
Beautiful blue, purple, pink or white flowers in late summer when everything else is fading. Provides late season food source for butterflies. Grows in full sun, 18” high and wide. Good cut flower