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

   On this page we offer some perennial plants that make nice additions to the garden but are usually difficult to find at a mail order nursery. While most of these perennials do not attract butterflies or hummingbirds, they are garden-worthy and definitely on our list of attractive plants.
When available, we offer these perennials here: Persicaria (Knotweed), Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage),  Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox),  Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise',  Phlox paniculata 'David',  Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant),  Polemonium  (Jacob's Ladder),  Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower), Rodgersia (Roger's Flower), Rudbeckia hirta (Gloriosa Daisy), Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan), Sedum (Stonecrop), and Veronica longifolia 'Eveline' (Speedwell).

We ship perennials from May through October.
   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.

Perennial Plants
Available For May Shipping:

We ship May thru October.   Most of our perennials are shipped in 3" to  4" pots.
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.

'Red Dragon' Knotweed 
(Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon')

'Red Dragon' Knotweed grows 30"-36" high and wide, and produces colorful foliage which is purple-burgundy with mint-green and silver highlights. July thru August, it sports clusters of tiny white flowers.

Perennial, zones 5-9.          $6.00 each

Giant Fleeceflower  (aka Giant Knotweed)   (Persicaria polymorpha)

This gigantic perennial produces huge showy, astilbe-like plumes June thru July. Towering at 48" - 60" high, it prefers moist soil but will tolerate drier soil if grown in part shade instead of in full sun. Giant Fleeceflower generally spreads, eventually, to a diameter of 48" wide and thus, makes a great specimen plant. Deer resistant.  Highly recommended by Rose Franklin.

Perennial, zones 5-9.             $10.00 each  (large clump)

Russian Sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage     (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Growing 30"-42" high, Russian Sage produces airy spikes of tiny lavender-blue flowers July thru August. A highly sought perennial, Russian Sage is deer resistant and heat and drought tolerant. 

Perennial, zones 5-9.             $7.00 each         Should be available by late June.

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise' 'Blue Paradise' Garden Phlox
(Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise')

'Blue Paradise Garden Phlox grows 24"-36" high and blooms July thru August. Its flower heads appear to be blue in the morning but look lavender in late afternoon and evening. Mildew resistant. Deer resistant. A nectar source for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Perennial, zones 4-8.            $7.00 each       

'David's Lavender'  Phlox   (Phlox paniculata 'David's Lavender')

Large clusters of lavender flowers adorn 'David's Lavender' Phlox from July thru August. 'David's Lavender' Phlox is mildew resistant, grows 30"-36" high, and has a wonderful fragrance. Deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Perennial, zones 4-9.      $6.00 each

Phlox paniculata 'Norah Leigh' 'Norah Leigh'  Garden Phlox   (Phlox paniculata 'Norah Leigh')

Beautiful variegated leaves and high mildew resistance make 'Norah Leigh' one of the best garden Phloxes. It grows 30"-36" high and generally blooms July thru August. An attractive plant even before it blooms, it produces clusters of pink/white flower heads Deer resistant. A nectar source for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Highly recommended by Rose Franklin. 

Perennial, zones 4-9.       $7.00 each     

'Nicky'  Garden Phlox   (Phlox paniculata 'Nicky')

Beautiful magenta-purple flowers.. 'Nicky' Phlox grows 30"-36" high and generally blooms July thru August. Deer resistant. A nectar source for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Perennial, zones 4-9.       $7.00 each     Also shown on the 'Butterfly Nectar Plants' page.

Phlox paniculata 'Party Punch' 'Cherry Red' Garden Phlox     (Phlox paniculata 'Cherry Red')

Maturing at just 24"-30" high, this Garden Phlox electrifies the flower border with fragrant flowers of bright pink. Blooms June thru July. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. A nectar source for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Perennial, zones 4-8.            7.00 each       

Polemonium yezonse 'Purple Rain', Jacob's Ladder 'Purple Rain' Jacob's Ladder 
(Polemonium yazoense 'Purple Rain')

Growing 20"-28" high, 'Purple Rain' Jacob's Ladder produces violet flowers over dark, fern-like foliage. It prefers semi shade and will usually rebloom if spent flowers are removed.

, zones 4-9.       $7.00       



Variegated Jacob's Ladder
(Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven')

Maturing at 12"-20" tall, Variegated Jacob's Ladder produces lavender-blue flowers late May thru June. But with a mound of distinctively decorative variegated foliage, who needs any flowers? Deer resistant.

Perennial, zones 4-9.        $7.00  each

Balloon Flower
(Platycodon grandiflorus)

Balloon Flower grows 18" - 24" high and generally blooms July thru August. The plant is named Balloon Flower because the flower buds resemble balloons. Easy to grow and usually pest- and disease- free. One of the last perennials to show new growth in spring.

, zones 4-9.        $9.00 each      (large clump)


Roger's Flower   (also known as Fingeleaf Rodgersia)    (Rodgersia pinnata 'Bronze Peacock')

Bronze Peacock' Roger's Flower is a bold, stately perennial with huge, course leaves and spikes of fuzzy pink flowers May thru June. Its foliage, which is deep bronze in spring, grows to about 20" high, while the flowers top off around 48". It prefer a location with morning sun and afternoon shade. Highly recommended by Rose Franklin.

Perennial, zones 5-8.       $8.00 each

Brown-Eyed Susan    (Rudbeckia triloba)

A U.S. native, Black-Eyed Susan grows 36" - 48" high and blooms July thru September. The flowers are smaller than those of Rudbeckia hirta, but more numerous. Deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Perennial, zones 4-8.        $6.00 each

'May Night' Sage    (Salvia nemorosa 'May Night')

'May Night' Sage grows to about 18" high and produces long lasting blue violet spikes May thru June. Easy to grow, this particular Sage is in high demand. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Good pollinator plant, especially for bees.

Perennial, zones 5-9.      $7.00 each 

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy', Stonecrop Stonecrop 'Autumn Joy'
(Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy')

Probably the most well known Sedum, 'Autumn Joy' grows 18" - 30" tall and produces huge mauve-pink heads in late August. As the autumn season progresses, the flowers turn to a rusty mahogany color. Easy to grow and like most Sedums, deer resistant and tolerant of heat and drought. Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds for nectaring.

, zones 4-9.            $6.00 each       

Sedum Matrona' Stonecrop 'Matrona'
(Sedum 'Matrona')

Matrona' Sedum grows 18"-24" tall and produces large flower heads of soft pink in late summer. Its foliage carries a mahogany cast to it from spring thru fall. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds for nectaring.

Perennial, zones 4-9.        Should be available by late June.     

Sedum 'Meteor', stonecrop Sedum 'Meteor'

'Meteor' Sedum grows 15" - 20" high and produces large heads of unique pinkish-lavender flowers for a few weeks in late summer. Its succulent foliage is grayish-green. Sedum 'Meteor' does attract numerous species for nectaring in our butterfly garden. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds for nectaring.

Perennial, zones 4-9.          $7.00 each        Should be available by late June.   

Carolina Lupine  (a.k.a. False Lupine)
(Thermopsis caroliniana)

Carolina Lupine grows 36"-48" high and produces yellow flower spikes May thru June. Easy to grow. Plant in full sun or part shade.

Perennial, zones 3-9.      $7.00 each        

Veronica longifolia 'Eveline', speedwell 'Eveline' Speedwell
(Veronica longifolia 'Eveline')

Veronica 'Eveline' grows 15"-20" high and produces an abundant of violet flower spikes June thru August. This new introduction is easy to grow and quite hardy. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Good pollinator plant, especially for bees.

Perennial, zones 4-9.       $7.00 each

'Violetta' Mullein
(Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'')

Growing 24"-36" high, 'Violetta' Verbascum sports purple-violet flowers over mounds of leafy green foliage. It usually blooms May thru June, and often reblooms if spent flowers are removed.

Perennial, zones 5-8.        $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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