Perennials

There are thousands of known perennials that can be classified as a group of plants that live for more than 2 years. Often people use this term to distinguish a plant that has little to no woody growth like a tree or shrub. But technically, trees and shrubs are perennials too. Growing Colors™ offers a diverse group of perennials with more than a thousand varieties in multiple plug or bare root size options. They can grow from just a few inches tall to several feet and everything in between. Some prefer full shade and some full sun. Let us help you grow the right perennial program for your business. We ship year-round and can cater to your specific grower needs.

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  • Verbascum - Mullein

    Tall flowering stems with saucer shaped flowers will arise from a rosette of fuzzy green leaves in spring. These flowers are available in many colors and will bloom for a long period of time over several months.  Plants prefer dry soil that is well drained.  Can self seed but will not be a nuisance.

  • Mullein

    Dark Eyes has a compact growth habit with a rosette of large fuzzy gray leaves. Cone-shaped spikes of large cream yellow flowers with large maroon centers in spring.

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    5-9
    12-14'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Mullein

    A mass of beautiful spikes of plum-purple flowers with dark red eyes rising above the foliage. Blooms midspring to midsummer.

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    5-9
    16-18'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Vernonia - Ironweed

    Vernonia, a North American prairie native, is a wonderful perennial to have if you want to attract butterflies. The foliage is a common food source for many types of caterpillers and the intense purple flowers in late summer are attractive to adult butterflies. Grow in full sun with good drainage where average to dry soils are found. Will not tolerate heavy or saturated soils.

  • Ironweed

    A selection from Dr. Allan Armitage. Late summer brings vivid purple flower clusters that are butterfly magnets! Foliage is narrow, fine and adds a beautiful texture; tolerant of hot dry locations.

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    4-9
    30-36'
  • Veronica - Speedwell

    Summer blooming plants for the sunny border. Most require very little maintenance.

  • NEW FOR 2020
    Veronica austriaca Venice Blue

    Speedwell

    Venice Blue produces blooms that look unlike other varieties. Large blue flowers fully cover each stem giving it a look similar to a miniature Hollyhock! Low growing foliage is dark green and has toothy edges. Blooms appear in early summer and aga

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    4-8
    10-12'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Speedwell

    Beautiful periwinkle blue blossom spikes will flower for a long period in summer. Rebloom in fall, with dead heading. Doesn't require vernalization to flower. Clumping growth habit and excellent branching.

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    4-8
    22-24'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Speedwell

    Beautiful, vivid deep pink flowers appear in early summer. Compact and disease tolerant.

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    8-10'
    3" Plug
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  • Speedwell

    Compact mounds with dense spikes of rich pink flowers over lovely foliage performs all season. Excellent branching for long bloom time.

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    12-'
    3" Plug
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  • Speedwell

    Small but colorful! Compact, long blooming hybrid with vibrant blue flower spikes over long, narrow leaves. Will flower all season long, right up to the first frost.

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    14-'
    3" Plug
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  • Speedwell

    Small but colorful! Compact, long blooming hybrid with vivid mauve flower spikes over long, narrow leaves. Will flower all season long, right up to the first frost.

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    14-'
    3" Plug
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  • Speedwell

    Intense purple flowers appear in early summer; disease tolerant. Compact size. Excellent for mass planting, perennial borders and mixed containers.

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    4-8
    8-10'
  • Speedwell

    Medium height plants with very free flowing spikes of rosy-red flowers.

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    4-8
    15-'
    3" Plug
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  • Speedwell

    Beautiful dark green foliage with rigid upright and branching flower spikes of deep royal blue flowers. Very floriferous plant blooms all summer.

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    15-'
    3" Plug
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  • Speedwell

    A compact white version of Royal Candles. The pure white flowers of this variety make a great border accent or grouping in the garden and containers.  Disease resistant.

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    4-8
    8-10'
    72 Cell
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  • Speedwell

    Absolutely stunning two-tone violet flowers, streaked with violet blue. Forms dense plumes with masses of exploding upright spikes. Exceptional color and long bloom time.

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    4-8
    15-18'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Speedwell

    Forms unique multi-branched plumes with tightly bunched blue flower spikes. Flowers gradually open from the base to the tips for a long bloom time. Very compact with dark green foliage and rigid stems; perfect for gallon containers.

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    4-8
    12-15'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Speedwell

    Dwarf clump with spikes of bright rosy-pink flowers. Blooms summer until frost.

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    4-8
    6-8'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Speedwell

    Forms unique round plumes with tightly bunched pink flower spikes. Very compact, with dark green foliage and rigid stems. Perfect for gallon containers.

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    4-8
    12-15'
    3" Plug
    30
  • NEW FOR 2020
    Veronica x Snowmass® Blue-Eyed Veronica

    Speedwell

    This Veronica groundcover produces a carpet of blue-eyed white flowers in spring. Low growing with glossy, evergreen foliage. Works well as a companion plant with spring bulbs.

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    3-9
    1-2'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Speedwell

    Very glossy green crinkled foliage under sturdy spikes of violet blue flowers. Very free-flowering.

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    12-18'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Speedwell

    From the Chicago Botanic Garden, developed by Dr. Jim Ault. This short groundcover has small evergreen leaves. Bright violet-blue flowers with white centers bloom on short racemes, late spring into early summer. Forms dense

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    2-3'
    2.5" Pot
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  • Vinca - Periwinkle

    Short trailing ground cover that quickly forms a dense mat. Good for sun or shade. Very floriferous in spring.

  • Periwinkle

    Dark green leaves with deep blue flowers. More of a mounding variety vs. rooting along the stem.

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    4-9
    6-8'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Viola - Tufted Violet

    Low mounding plants with heart-shaped leaves and small pansy-like flowers. Excellent for the shady border or for naturalizing in moist woodland areas.

  • Tufted Violet

    Extra large lavender and yellow flowers with lavender edging. Blooms late spring to midsummer with some re-bloom occurring in fall! Won't stretch during the summer growing season.

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    4-8
    8-10'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Tufted Violet

    Extra large deep violet-blue flowers with yellow centers and whiskers. Blooms late spring to midsummer with some re-bloom occurring in fall. Won't stretch during the summer growing season.

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    8-10'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Tufted Violet

    Spectacular creamy white flowers with irregular, deep violet-purple edges. No two flowers are alike! Plants are prolific bloomers with a sweet vanilla fragrance. Blooms all summer.

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    8-10'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Wisteria - Wisteria

    Wonderful woody vine valued for its dangling floral displays. Especially suited for arbors or pergolas.

  • Wisteria

    A hardy wisteria that can take the Minnesota winters. Blue Moon has been reliably hardy to -40ºF (yes minus!) It is extremely fast growing and blooms up to three times a year, if grown in full sun. Beautiful lavender-blue flowers are born on

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    3-9
    15-'
    2.5" Pot
    32
  • Yucca - Adam's Needle

    Leaves are stemless and grow from rosette clumps that are edged with culry thread-like fringe. Impressively tall flower stalks emerge in summer with bell shaped flowers typically reaching 5-8' tall. 

  • NEW FOR 2020
    Yucca filamentosa Color Guard

    Adam's Needle

    Architecturally interesting evergreen foliage is variegated with creamy-yellow centers and dark green margins. Each leaf is edged with curly white threads to add interest. Fragrant white flower spikes will bloom in summer. Great for hot sunny loca

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    4-10
    3-4'
    2.75"
    21
  • Zauschneria - Hardy Fuchsia

    Forms low-growing mats with trailing stems. Requires well-drained soil. Very heat and drought tolerant. Excellent for rock gardens or along pathways.

  • Hardy Fuchsia

    Small fuzzy leaves with terminal clusters of orange-scarlet flowers. Blooms mid-to-late-summer. A Plant Select introduction.

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    4-9
    3-4'
    3" Plug
    30
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