Sneak Peak 2016

Here is a look at some of the new perennials we are carrying for 2016. Some we started growing in 2015 for the 2016 season and some will be brand new for this growing season.

Anemone ‘Whirlwind’: We started growing this last summer and Wow! Once it started blooming it never quit! White flowers can look ‘dirty’ as they fade, but I never saw that with ‘Whirlwind’ plus it is nice to have another color for fall besides all the golds and oranges. 36” tall.

Echinacea ‘Purple Emperor’: Very floriferous. The flowers are a gorgeous magenta-purple. This is one that I would really like to put in my own garden. It really stands out among the other Echinacea we carry. 15-18” tall.

Hemerocallis ‘Ruffled Pastel Cheers’: This is one that I have in my garden. It’s an outstanding plant. It bloomed for weeks. The color is hard to describe because of all the different shades within the flower. I’d say it is a peachy yellow that glitters in the sunlight. 34” tall.

Heuchera ‘Berry Timeless’: Wow, wow and wow again! This Heuchera bloomed and bloomed and bloomed. The flowers dry in place on the stems so it continues to look great long after blooming is finished. Grows equally well in full sun to full shade.

Iris germanica ‘Eggnog’: No, it doesn’t smell like eggnog but it has a lovely fragrance. It just kept blooming last fall! It was still sending up flower stalks well into October. 36” tall.

Salvia Color Spires ‘Crystal Blue’: This has the lightest blue flowers I’ve ever seen in a Salvia. The butterflies loved them. They were covered in Red Admiral Butterflies the entire time they flowered. 18-20” tall.

The following plants will be brand new to me. I’m excited to watch them grow this season.

Baptisia Decadence ‘Pink Truffles’: A pink Baptisia! How cool is that? I have always loved Baptisia and now they come in a rainbow of colors. The Decadence series is bred to be more compact than the species ranging from 2-3.5’ tall instead of 4-5′.

Peonia ‘Coral Charm’: This will be a change from the pinks, reds, and whites of most herbaceous Peonies. What an exciting color to add to your garden! 36” Tall.

Sedum ‘Frosted Fire’: We have carried variegated sedum in the past but the flowers were white to light pink. ‘Frosted Fire’ has the same rosy flower and habit of ‘Autumn Fire’ with the fun addition of variegated foliage. 12-15” tall.

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Cathy Maxson is Sargent's Gardens Perennial Growing manager. In addition to making sure Sargent's grown plants thrive, she enjoys growing in her own garden, canning fruits and vegetables, traveling, and walking her dogs.