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Kerns - Perennials list 2009 ... Plants "M - Z"  Click here for perennials, names starting with ...  A-D   ...  E-L

We have 539 this season! .. Perennials are the main feature of the nursery. We specialize in Rock garden plants and offer many choices from which to make a selection for your project. 

For many plants, this year's list includes information about plant height, preference for sun or shade, color and individual comments by Pat Kerns.  

SPECIE VARIETY HEIGHT SHADE OR SUN FLOWER
COLOR
COMMON
NAME
BLOOM
TIME
INFORMATION
MONARDA Blue Stockings     sun     June/July mildew resistant variety - NEW!
MONARDA Grand Marshall            
MONARDA Jacob Kline 3' sun red (Beebalm) summer VERY MILDEW RESISTANT -great hummingbird magnet
MONARDA Petite
Delight
12-15" sun rosey-lavender (Beebalm) summer compact, clump forming plant w/deep crinkly foliage -fairly mildew resistant
MYOSOTIS Victoria Indigo-Blue            
NEPETA Dropmore            
NEPETA Six Hills
Giant
2-3' sun-part violet blue (Catmint) summer wooly fragrant silvery foliage.
NEPETA Super Cat            
NEPETA Walkers Low 15" sun lavender-blue (Catmint) summer great front of the border plant - upright mound, silvery leaves & long bloom
ORIGANUM Rosenkuppel            
PACHYSANDRA terminalis 8" part-shade . (spurge) evergreen
PAEONIA Bowl of Beauty            
PAEONIA Dr Alexander Fleming 34" sun-part brilliant crimson (Peony) M .
PAEONIA Early Scout            
PAEONIA Karl Rosenfeld            
PAEONIA Nipon Beauty            
PAEONIA Nymphe 24-30" sun-part rose-yellow (Peony) mid single light rose flowers w/yellow heart- DIFFERENT!!
PAEONIA Shawnee Chief 30" sun-part dark brilliant
red
(Peony) mid .
PAEONIA Shirley Temple 34" sun-part lt. rose (Peony) E early light rose fading to near white
PAEONIA japonica Nipon Beauty            
PAEONIA lactiflora Dutchess
de Nemours
34" sun-part dbl. white (Peony) E do not plant deeply
PAEONIA lactiflora Raspberry sundae 27" sun-part cream
& raspberry
(Peony) M VERY FRAGRANT
PAEONIA lactiflora Sara Bernhardt 36" sun-part rose (Peony) L do not plant deeply fragrant
PAEONIA- TREE Hoki 4-5' sun-part bright scarlet (tree peony) late spring well developed imported from Japan - large semi-dbl flowers-1-2 years after planting.
PAEONIA- TREE Sahohime 4-5' sun-part cupped white w/rose center (tree peony) late spring well developed imported from Japan - large semi-dbl flowers-1-2 years after planting.
PAEONIA- TREE Yagumo 4-5' sun-part dark magenta-
purple
(tree peony) late spring well developed imported from Japan - large semi-dbl flowers-1-2 years after planting.
PAPAVAR oriental Allegro            
PAPAVAR oriental Brilliant 30" sun red (Oriental Poppy) spring poppies go dormant in summer - plants prefer NOT to be moved
PAPAVAR oriental Pink Ruffles            
PENSTEMON Elfin Pink 12" sun-part rose pink (Beard Tongue) summer clear pink tubular flowers on thin stems
PENSTEMON Prairie Dusk            
PENSTEMON Procurus Tolmiei mats sun-part electric blue (beard Tongue) . a fine seldom offered penstemon - rosettes glossy green foliage with blue flws.
PENSTEMON bar. Petite Bouquet Mix            
PENSTEMON bar. Pinacolada Violet            
PENSTEMON digitalis Husker Red 2-3' sun-part white (Beard Tongue) June Perennial plant of 1996 - deep bronze purple leaves - spikes of white bells
PEROVSKIA Atriplicifolia 3' sun blue/grey fol. (Russian Sage) late Aug-Sep.. Per. plant 95! plant in masses of 3 or more -requires good drainage
PEROVSKIA Little Spire 25" sun violet/grey f
oliage
(Russian Sage) late August A shorter Russian Sage - stays upright
PHLOX paniculata David 48" sun best White (summer phlox) summer highly mildew resistant
PHLOX paniculata Eva Cullum            
PHLOX paniculata Flame Purple            
PHLOX paniculata Junior Dance            
PHLOX paniculata Pixie Miracle Grace            
PHLOX paniculata Pixie Twinkle            
PHLOX paniculata Red Riding Hood            
PHLOX stolonifera Sherwood Purple            
PHLOX subulata Altropurpurea prostrate sun crimson ("Mt. Pinks") spring a spring carpet of color - slightly fragrant - ground cover or ROCK GARDEN
PHLOX subulata Candy
Stripes
prostrate sun white & pink
bicolor
("Mt. Pinks") spring a spring carpet of color - slightly fragrant - ground cover or ROCK GARDEN
PHLOX subulata Coral Eyes            
PHLOX subulata Oakington Blue Eyes prostrate sun sky blue ("Mt. Pinks") spring a spring carpet of color - slightly fragrant - ground cover or ROCK GARDEN
PHYSOSTEGIA virg. Summer Snow            
PHYSOSTEGIA virgin. Virg. Vivid 12-15" sun-part rose-pink (obedient plant) Sep. lovely rose pink spires bloom in late summer - spreads rapidly - not fussy
PLATYCODON grand. Double
White
20" sun-part white (Ballooonflower) summer double white flowers - late emergence in spring
PLATYCODON grand. Fuji Blue 20" sun-part pale pink (Ballooonflower) summer  
PLATYCODON grand. Fuji Pink 20" sun-part pale pink (Ballooonflower) summer long lived and trouble free - late emergence - keeps color best in semi shade
PLATYCODON grand. Mariesii            
PLATYCODON grand. Sentimental Blue 6-8" sun-part lavender-blue (Ballooonflower) summer very late emergence - dwarf form suitable for rock garden or border
POLEMONIUM Purple Rain            
POLEMONIUM caer. Heavenly Habit            
POLEMONIUM caer. Stairway to Heaven            
POLYGONATUM falcat. Variegatum 3' pt.sun-shade creamy white (Soloman's Seal) late spring woodland plant
POTENTILLA Neumanniana Nana mats sun yellow (Creeping Cinquefoil) spring ROCK GARDEN PLANT - small butter cup yellow flowers spring - reblooms
PRIMULA denticulata Corporal Baxter            
PRIMULA Japonica            
PRIMULA dbl. Quakers Bonnet            
PRIMULA denticulata Rubins
& Alba
10" pt sun-shade rose or white (drumstick primrose) spring flowers emerge before foliage - excellent with spring bulbs
PULMONARIA Bertram Anderson            
PULMONARIA Mrs.Moon            
PULMONARIA Raspberry Splash            
PULSATILLA Blaue Glocke            
PULSATILLA Rote Glocke 8-10" part sun purple or ruby
by label
(Pasque Flower) Apr/May a harbinger of spring -VERY nice - unusual ornamental seed heads -GREAT!!!
Q ... no "Q" perennials in 2008  
RHUBARB Victoria . . . . . .
RUDEBECKIA fulgida Goldstrum 3' sun golden yellow (Black-Eyed Susan) late summer for vibrant color at summers end! PERENNIAL PLANT OF 1999
SAGINA Subulata mats sun-shade tiny white (Irish Moss) spring use as moss fill in between path stones etc also known as Arenaria caes.
SAGINA subulata Aurea            
SALVIA nemorosa Blue Hill            
SALVIA nemorosa Caradonna            
SALVIA nemorosa Marcus 8" sun violet-purple (sage) spring new! exquisitely petite. - great for small spaces, rock gardens, planters, edging.
SALVIA nemorosa May Night            
SALVIA nemorosa Plumosa            
SALVIA nemorosa Rose Wine /sensation Rose 18-24" sun deep pink (meadow sage) spring-summer long bloom up to 6 weeks - striking rosey spikes
SALVIA species Snow Hill 18" sun white (Meadow Sage) June-repeats good compact habit - reblooms if cut back
SAPONARIA Ocymoides trailing sun-part lav/pink (Soapwort) summer a great ROCK GARDEN PLANT - cascades over rocks w profuse flowers
SAXAFRAGA spec. Blood Carpet            
SAXAFRAGA spec. cochleafloria minor            
SAXAFRAGA spec. rotundifolia            
SCABIOSA col.nana Pincushion pink 10" sun pink (pincushion Flower) summer a dwarf scabiosa perfect for tucking into small spaces in front of the border - long bloom
SCABIOSA columb. Butterfly Blue 20-24" sun blue (pincushion Flower) summer a very long bloomer and it often repeats in Fall - lovely shade of blue -reseeds
SCABIOSA columb. Giant Blue            
SEDUM Autumn Joy 20-24" sun Rose/pink-turns rusty (Stonecrop) early fall A Real Garden Performer for late season - great with mums, asters
SEDUM Kamtchaticum 2" sun yellow (Stonecrop) June quick spreading in dry conditions
SEDUM macinoi Ogon            
SEDUM acre var. Aureum 2" sun yellow (Golden Carpet) summer a great spreader in well drained soil - vivid yellow blooms for long period
SEDUM dasyphyllum Major            
SEDUM rupestra Angelina            
SEDUM spectable Neon 24" sun bright rose (showy stonecrop) late summer smooth grey/green leaves with large heads of rosy pink flowers into the fall
SEDUM spectable Pink Chablis 14-18" sun vibrant pink (showy stonecrop) late summer grey green leaves with white edge - buds are white open to bright pink
SEDUM spectable Rosy Glow            
SEDUM spurium John Creech mats sun pink (Stonecrop) June one of the best Ground Cover Sedums - spreads - tough plant.
SEMPERVIVUM Various rosettes sun yellow/pink (Hens and Chicks) summer large specimen plants of several varieties - rosette succulent foliage -sandy soil
SHR.HYDRANGEA Annabelle 5-6' sun-part creamy white . summer long blooming for up to two months - hardy enough for our environment
SHR. SPIREA bumalda Magic Carpet            
SHR. SPIREA japonica GOLDEN ELF 6" sun-part gold foliage (Spirea)   very dwarf form with tight compact habit - rock garden, containers or ground cover
SHR. SPIREA japonica LITTLE PRINCESS 12-15" sun-part lav./pink (Spirea) summer a great dwarf shrub with lots of lovely pink flowers - long blooming
SIDALCEA Elsie Heugh            
SIDALCEA Little Princess            
SIDALCEA Party Girl            
SILENE mar. Swan Lake trailing sun white (Catchfly) early summer nice Rockery plant- flat foliage and white flowers - ROCK GARDEN
SISYRINCHIUM Bermudianum 8" sun-part blue (Blue-eyed grass) Summer-repeats grass like tufts with purple/blue flower with yellow "eye"
SISYRINCHIUM Quaint & Queer            
SHR. SPIREA NEON FLASH 2-3' sun-part RED . summer vivid red flowers
SHR. SPIREA bumalda Magic Carpet            
SHR. SPIREA japonica GOLDEN ELF 6" sun-part gold foliage (Spirea)   very dwarf form with tight compact habit - rock garden, containers or ground cover
SHR. SPIREA japonica LITTLE PRINCESS 12-15" sun-part lav./pink (Spirea) summer a great dwarf shrub with lots of lovely pink flowers - long blooming
STACHYS byzantia Helen Von Stein 6" sun rose (Lambs Ears) late summer accent plant w/extra large fuzzy silver leaves -front of border-clumping habit
STACHYS byzantia Silver Carpet 6" sun non-flowering (Lambs Ears) late summer silver border accent plant - if stachys bold flowers bother you this one is for you
STRAWBERRIES Ozark Beauty            
TANACETUM cocc. Robinson's
Mix
18-24" sun pink-magenta (Painted Daisy) June Painted daisies in roses and pinks.
THALICTRUM Hewitts Double 24-48" part shade lilac (meadow rue) mid-late summer airy sprays have masses of tiny purple dbl. flowers - good for cutting
THALICTRUM Aquilegifolium            
THALICTRUM minus Adiantum variable ht. sun-part yellow (Meadow Rue) summer fine foliage with yellow flower spays in summer
THALICTRUM roch. Lavender Mist 5-6' sun-part lavender (Meadow Rue) summer graceful garden plant- graceful with star like lavender flower clusters on top
THYME English            
THYME Golden Lemon            
THYME Halls Woolly            
THYME Pink Chintz . . salmon pink . . .
THYME Ruby Glow            
THYME Various by label mat-like sun white,pink,
red,purple
(walk-on thyme) summer .
THYME praecox Coccineus . . . . . .
THYME pseud. Halls Wooly . . . . . .
TIARELLA Iron Butterfly 8-10" pt-shade white (foam flower) early summer large fragrant white flowers over deeply lobed foliage w maroon markings
TIARELLA Jeepers Creepers . . . . . .
TIARELLA Stargazer Mercury . . . . . .
TRADESCANTIA Little Doll 15-18" sun-part   (Spiderwort) late spring long blooming with foliage which looks good all summer
TRICYRTIS Hirta            
TRIFOLIUM repens Dark Dancer 6-8" sun . (purple leaf clover) spring low, mat forming with tight clover-like leaves
TROLLIUS hyb Earliest of All 24" sun-part sun     May/June  
TROLLIUS hyb Golden Queen 24" sun-part sun yellow (Globe Flower) May/June double yellow flowers like large buttercups - showy and fresh looking
TROLLIUS hyb Lemon Queen 24" sun-part sun yellow   May/June double yellow flowers - showy and fresh looking
U ... no "U" perennials in 2008  
VERBASCUM Jackie in Pink            
VERBASCUM Southern Charm 18' sun various (mullein) summer very long bloom will repeat if trimmed back - large leaves with sprays of colorful flowers
VERBASCUM Sugar Plum 18' sun various   summer very long bloom will repeat if trimmed back - large leaves with sprays of colorful flowers
VERBENA Bonariensis            
VERONICA Darwin's Blue 6" sun-part clear bright pink (Speedwell) June/July A dwarf form with short bright clear pink spikes
VERONICA Icicle 20-24" sun-part white (Speedwell) summer .
VERONICA Royal Candles 15-18" sun violet Blue (Speedwell) early summer rigid, upright and compact plant with strong flower spikes GREAT NEW PLANT!
VERONICA austrica Trehane            
VERONICA p. Aztec Gold            
VERONICA p. Sonja            
VERONICA pedunc. Georgia Blue            
VERONICA species New Century            
VERONICA spicata Waterperry 4-6" sun-part lt. blue (Speedwell) summer great in open rocky areas where it can be allowed to spread - ROCK GARDEN
VINCA minor            
VIOLA Etain 6" sun-part soft yellow w/blue rim sweet violet spring beautiful soft coloring in this two toned flowering plant
VIOLA Labradorica 2" sun-part blue (viola) summer small/spreading -lovely bronze/maroon foliage with blooms throughout summer
VIOLA s. Freckles 5-6" sun-part violet w/ white (violets) spring violet flowers speckled with white dots
X ... no "X" perennials in 2008  
Y ... no "Y" perennials in 2008  
Z ... no "Z" perennials in 2008  

 

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Click here for perennials, names starting with ...  A-D   ...  E-L

Last updated 13 June, 2009


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