perennials

Perennials come up year after year with flowers that bloom during a specific window of time. With a little planning, you can orchestrate a beautiful perennial garden to have plants blooming year-round. We offer perennials for sun or shade, natives, a wide variety of special interest plants (i.e. hostas) as well as a large selection of ground covers, grasses, vines, and large perennials. Chat with one of our experts and start planning your perennial-filled garden!

 

These perennials are 2019's showstoppers. Brighten up your landscape with Stachys Hummelo's rose-lavender spikes or the dinner plate-sized flowers blooming on Proven Winner's Summerific 'Berry Awesome' Hibiscus. Click the link below for more information on all of the plants of the year from the National Plant of the Year website!

Perennial

plants of the year 

 

PERENNIAL GARDENING PLANT OF THE YEAR

Stachys

Hummelo

Stachys hummelo forms a tidy mound of glossy, textured, dark green foliage that is attractive all season long. Vivid rose-lavender flowers appear in dense spikes in summer and are attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Stachys is perfect for edging a border or in mass plantings. It performs best in full sun and is deer and rabbit resistant. 

SUMMERIFIC

"BERRY AWESOME" HIBISCUS

PROVEN WINNERS PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR

Summerific "Berry Awesome" Hibiscus emerges in late spring every year with robust dark green foliage. It produces flourishing, deep pink dinner plate-sized blooms from midsummer through fall. This perennial does best in the sun with watering from a low sprinkler or rain pooling at its base. Click below to learn more about this plant of the year from Proven Winners!

 

Hosta

of the year

The Lakeside Paisley Print Hosta has been named the Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association! A small, mounding hosta, it has thick, heart-shaped leaves with wide, dark green margins. Narrow, creamy-white markings feather out from the center. This hosta thrives in the shade and produces pale lavender flowers in mid-summer. It grows 10” tall and 20” wide.

 

Plants should coexist, not compete. 

conservation

developed landscape

reduce chemical fertilization 

manage storm water

promote

wildlife

Planting natives allows developed landscapes to coexist, rather than compete, with nature. More and more Missourians are choosing to grow native to reduce maintenance, reduce chemical fertilization, manage storm water, and promote plant and wildlife conservation. By incorporating native, you are helping insects, birds, and other animals that depend on native plants to survive. To learn more about native plants, visit some of the links below or click one of our current plant lists for more information.

Garden Heights Nursery is proud to be a Grow Native! retailer. Grow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes. For more information about native plants or educational programs, check out the links below. 

A NATIVE LANDSCAPING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FROM  THE MISSOURI PRAIRIE FOUNDATION 

Grow

native!

 

Monarch Cafe and Pollinator Buffet are a series of specialty plant tags to help market the ecological services of natives that are especially important to monarch butterflies and many insect pollinators. Check out these lists of the featured species and associated pollinators native to the lower midwest.

WITH MONARCH CAFE + POLLINATOR BUFFET

promoting

pollinators

 pollinator 

pantry

A PROGRAM OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS

The Pollinator Pantry program is an education outreach program of the St. Louis County Parks that promotes creating pollinator friendly landscaping in the St. Louis County region. Follow the links below to learn about pollinator plants suitable for the St. Louis Landscape and landscape habitat requirements for promoting pollinators. 

 

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