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Our new 'Plant Index' page lists all the plants we expect to have available for the 2017 shipping season.

   Rose Franklin's Perennials, a mail order nursery, offers many perennial plants that are often difficult to find but are garden worthy and worth the search. On this page we offer several of those plants.
When available, we offer these perennials here:  Achillea (Yarrow), Accanthus spinosus (Bear's Breeches), Amsonia hubrectii (Arkansas Blue Star),  Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' (Japanese Painted Fern),   Baptisia australis (False Indigo),  Belamcanda chinensis (Blackberry Lily),   Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean Feather Reed Grass), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Dictamnus rubra (Gas Plant),  Echinacea 'Hot Papaya', Echinacea 'Raspberry Truffle', Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe' (Coneflower), Filipendula rubra (Queen of the Prairie), Fragaria 'Pink Panda' (Ornamental Strawberry),  Geranium 'Rozanne', Gypsophila paniculata (Baby's Breath) and more.

We ship perennials from May through October.
 Important Note: Before you order plants from our nursery, please check to see that we are able to ship to your state. We can only ship plants to 28 states in the USA.
We ARE permitted to ship plants to the following states within the USA:  Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
State and Federal regulations prohibit us from shipping to other destinations. If you do not live in one of the states we are permitted to ship to, please do not order. We will not ship your order and will charge you a $3.00 service charge to cancel your order and return your payment.
For an explanation of why we are not permitted to ship to states not listed above, please visit the 'F.A.Q.' page of the web site.

Available For May Shipping:

A few may be shipped bare root.  Most should bloom this summer.
Unless otherwise noted, the plants on this page prefer full sun.
We ship orders via USPS Priority Mail.

Achillea 'Love Parade' 'Love Parade' Yarrow
(Achillea 'Love Parade')

'Love Parade' Yarrow produces soft pink flower heads which are 3 to 4 inches in diameter. It blooms June thru July and generally matures at about 20"-30" high. Its foliage is lacy and attractive. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Utilized as a pollinator, especially by bees.

Perennial, zones 4-8.    $8.00 each

Arkansas Blue Star  (Amsonia hubrichtii) Arkansas Blue Star      (Amsonia hubrechtii)

Arkansas Blue Star grows 24" - 36" high and produces clusters of small dusty sky blue flowers in May and June. In autumn. the very soft, fine-textured foliage of Arkansas Blue Star turns a rich golden yellow (pictured right). Highly recommended by Rose Franklin, this is a beautiful mound-forming perennial with soft and fluffy foliage.
Perennial, zones 5-9.         $8.00 each 

Photos at right (spring and fall), courtesy of Jelitto Perennial Seeds.
Amsonia hubrectii, Arkansas Blue Star, perennial plants Amsonia hubrichtii

'Roma' Masterwort
(Astrantia major 'Roma')

'Roma' Masterwort grows 18" - 24" high and produces small pink button-shaped flowers surrounded by outer bracts. Flowers July thru August. Prefers protection from the hot afternoon sun. Grows best in rich, moist soil. Deer resistant. A hard-to-find perennial.

Perennial, zones 6 - 9.      $7.00 each

Blackberry Lily
(Belamcanda chinensis)

Blackberry Lily has Iris-like leaves, grows 24"-36" tall, and produces lots of small, bright orange flowers with darker speckles July thru August. After the flowers fade, seed capsules appear and then later, split open to reveal rows of jet black seeds.

, zones 4-9.    $6.00 each

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunneras are treasured for their shad tolerance and dainty blue forget-me-not like flowers which are produced in spring. 'Jack Frost' grows 10"-15" high and has beautiful variegation. Part sun or full shade.

Perennial, zones 5-9.          $7.00 each  

Calamagrostis brachytricha, Korean Feather Red Grass, perennial plant Korean Feather Reed Grass
(Calamagrostis brachytricha)

Growing 40"-48" high, Korean Feather Reed Grass is easy to grow, quite hardy, and one of the few ornamental grasses that will grow in part shade. Its showy plumes are attractive September thru November. Great in floral arrangements, used fresh or dried!

Perennial, zones 5-9.    $7.00 each

'Desert Coral' Tickseed
(Coreopsis 'Desert Coral')

Coreopsis 'Desert Coral' grows 9"-14" high and forms a mound of foliage and flowers. It produces an abundance of peachy-orange and red shades in its flowers which bloom nonstop from June thru August.. Deer resistant.

New for 2016. 

Perennial, zones 6-9.      $7.00 each         Should be available by mid June.

Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'
(Coreopsis verticillata 'Sienna Sunset')

Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset' grows 15"-20" high and generally blooms late June thru August. Its light salmon-orange flowers appear over fine, threadleaf, medium green foliage. Deer resistant.

New for 2016.

Perennial, zones 5-8.      $7.00 each          Should be available by mid June.


Coreopsis 'Snowberry'
(Coreopsis verticillata 'Snowberry)

Coreopsis 'Snowberry' grows 24"-28" high and generally blooms late June thru August. Its 1 1/2" creamy white flowers are splashed with an eye patch of dark red. Its foliage is dark green. Deer resistant.

New for 2016.  

Perennial, zones 6-9.      $7.00 each        Should be available by mid June.   


'Summer Nights' Chinese Delphinium     (also known as Dwarf Delphinium)
(Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Nights')

Growing just 10"-15" high, Delphinium 'Summer Nights' produces sky-blue to midnight-blue flowers over a mound of lacy green foliage. The plant will bloom June thru September if spent flowers are removed periodically. Sometimes a short lived perennial, but often reseeds. Should not be eaten; could be harmful if consumed.

Perennial, zones 5-9.     $7.00 each.

Dendrathemum, Chrysanthemum 'Sheffield', perennial plant  

'Sheffield' Mum     (Dendranthema 'Sheffield')

'Sheffield' Mums grows 24" - 30" high and yield lots of pale pink daisy-like flowers from late September thru October. Easy to grow. Very hardy. 
Full sun preferred.

, zones 4-8.            $8.00 each   (large clump)


'Raspberry Ripple' Miniature Carnation
(Dianthus caryophyllus 'Raspberry Ripple')

'Raspberry Ripple' Miniature Carnation grows 24" - 30" high and produces picotee (fringed edge), fragrant, double flowers June through August. The foliage is bluish-green and the flowers are white with raspberry-red accent. Good drainage is essential for winter hardiness.

, zones 6-9.             $6.00 each

Note: This plant will not likely be ready for shipping until late May. If your order includes this plant, your entire order will be held until the Miniature Carnations are ready to ship.


Gas Plant
(Dictamnus fraxinella 'Rubra')

A favorite at our mail order nursery, Gas Plant grows to about 36" high and produces beautiful pink flower spikes in late spring. The leaves and flowers have a fragrant lemon scent. Rose Franklin's favorite perennial plant!...and as discovered by Rose, a host plant for Giant Swallowtail butterflies. A plant that is difficult to find but well worth the search! Deer resistant.

, zones 3-8.            $7.00 each   (plants are small, in 3" pot)   Order on the 'Butterfly Host Plants' page.

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya', Red Coneflower 'Hot Papaya' Coneflower      (Echinacea ''Hot Papaya' )

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' grows 30" - 36" high and produces fully double papaya-colored flowers July thru September. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Beautiful flowers, but they don't attract very many butterflies.  Like other Echinaceas, it is deer resistant, easy to grow, and can be used as a cut flower.

Perennial, zones 5-8.      $7.00 each


Echinacea 'Raspberry Truffle' 'Raspberry Truffle' Coneflower     (Echinacea ''Raspberry Truffle' )

Growing 28"-34" high, 'Raspberry Truffle' Coneflower produces coral pink flowers July thru September. Their pom-pom centers are darker pink that the petals, and the showy dark stems highlight the unique flower color. 

Perennial, zones 5-8.       $7.00 each


'Pink Poodle' Coneflower     (Echinacea 'Pink Poodle' )

Maturing at 30"-36" high and producing large, double pink flowers 'Pink Poodle'' Coneflower blooms July thru September. Like other Echinaceas, it is deer resistant, easy to grow, and can be used as a cut flower.  Beautiful flowers, but they don't attract very many butterflies.

Perennial, zones 5-8.      $8.00 each     

Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe', Orange Coneflower 'Supreme Cantaloupe' Coneflower     (Echinacea ''Supreme Cantaloupe' )

Maturing at 28"-34" high and producing double flowers the color of fresh cut cantaloupe, 'Supreme Cantaloupe' Coneflower blooms July thru September. Like other Echinaceas, it is deer resistant, easy to grow, and can be used as a cut flower.  Beautiful flowers, but they don't attract very many butterflies.

Perennial, zones 5-8.      $8.00 each 

Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Fragaria 'Pink Panda', ornamental strawberry, perennial plant 'Pink Panda' Ornamental Strawberry    (Fragaria 'Pink Panda')

Maturing at just 6"-8" high, 'Pink Panda' Ornamental Strawberry blooms May thru July and sometimes produces small edible strawberries. Grows well in full sun or part shade. 'Pink Panda' spreads rapidly via runners so that it can be used as a ground cover.

Perennial, zones 6-9.      $5.00 each

Geranium pratense 'Hocus Pocus' 'Hocus Pocus' Cranesbill      (Geranium pratense 'Hocus Pocus')

''Hocus Pocus' Cranesbill grows 15"-20" high and produces an abundance of lavender-blue flowers late May thru June. Its leaves are rich purple-burgundy, and deep cut, making this plant an attractive accent even when not in bloom.

Perennial, zones 6-9.     $7.00 each

'Rozanne' Cranesbill       (Geranium 'Rozanne')

''Rozanne' Cranesbill grows 16"-20" high and produces an abundance of violet-blue flowers with distinctive white eyes from June thru August. Its flowers appear above mounds of deep green foliage that spread 24"-30" wide. Easy to grow, long blooming, and deer resistant too.

Perennial, zones 6-9.        $7.00 each

Avens 'Cooky'    (Geum 'Cooky')

'Cooky' Avens grows 12"-20" high and produces lots of 2" bright orange flowers late May through July. Geranium-like foliage of medium green. Easy to grow in well-drained soil.

Perennial, zones 5-9.          $7.00 each  


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Rose Franklin's Perennials, a mail order nursery
107 Butterfly Lane      Spring Mills, PA  16875

(814) 422-8968        Email:  RoseFranklin@aol.com

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