Large, golden flower clusters are held over silver-green foliage. 'Goldie' creates a dense mat of fern-like foliage that is perfect for landscape plantings. Summer-long flowering and heat tolerance make this a must have perennial for those hard to grow areas in the landscape. 'Goldie' is drought tolerant and can tolerate a variety of soil conditions. At 6-8'' tall, 'Goldie' offers a compact habit that is perfectly suited for pots or for ground covers.
A long bloomer that produces lavender blue, bottlebrush-like flowers on strong, upright stems from midsummer to early fall. It is useful for adding a spot of color to the garden late in the season when many other plants are finished. Its foliage smells like black licorice when crushed. Height: 24-36 Inches, spread: 18-24 Inches.
This native perennial bears pale blue, star-shaped flowers in loose clusters above a short mound of narrow-leaved foliage from late spring to early summer. After blooming, the plant quickly grows to reach a height of about 3 feet. The most valuable feature is its fall color; the entire plant turns a stunning shade of golden orange. It makes an excellent backdrop for fall-blooming perennials.
Mature height: 30-36 inches.
Charming, 1 inch wide, bright yellow flowers appear in late spring and continue through early summer, perhaps later if deadheaded. The finely cut, feathery foliage forms a tight, symmetrical mound that is attractive even when the plant is not in bloom. Use it for mass planting or in containers. Drought tolerant.
Height: 12-16 inches.
Appearing as masses of solid royal purple from late summer into fall, these asters form wonderfully compact, rounded mounds. They are terrific accents for fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. Try cutting a few of the tall, flowering stems for a fresh bouquet--bring the outdoors in.
Mature height: 18-24 inches.