Jack in the Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

One or two large, glossy leaves, divided into three leaflets, rise on their own stems 1-3 ft. The intriguing blossom of this woodland perennial occurs on a separate stalk at the same height as the leaves. It is a large, cylindrical, hooded flower, green in color with brown stripes. Distinctive Jack-in-the-pulpit formation grows beneath large leaves. In late summer, a cluster of bright red berries appears.

Jacob's Ladder Apricot Delight

Polemonium carneum

Soft bunches of pink-apricot blossoms sit atop tall stems above the attractive green, compound foliage from late spring through early summer.

Jacob's Ladder Blue Pearl

Polemonium caeruleum

Blue Pearl has deep blue flowers that reach well above the foliage. Blooms throughout the summer, but not in extreme heat.

Jacob's Ladder Brise D' Anjou Variegated

Polemonium caeruleum

Bright violet-blue flowers on tall stems over green foliage with creamy white edges.

Jacob's Ladder Stairway to Heaven

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'

An outstanding and colorful new cultivar sporting green leaves with white leaf margins that are tinged with pink. Pale lavender blue, 3/4 inch bell-shaped flowers with white stamens are produced from early through midsummer.

Jacob's Ladder Touch of Class

Polemonium reptans 'Touch of Class'

This is an improved form of Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven' with foliage that has brighter, whiter variegation with a more silvery appearance, making it a sun loving plant. Pink buds burst open to silvery blue flowers that bloom in abundance in the spring making it even more of an eye-catcher! Since this is a native plant, it withstands the extremes of cold, heat and humidity.

Japanese Beautyberry

Callicarpa japonica

Small, pink flowers, mid-late summer; clusters of small, bright violet-purple berries in autumn; yellow or purplish autumn color.

Japanese Butterbur

Petasites japonicus 'Giganteus'

What makes the Japanese butterbur impressive are the 3-4 foot wide, two-lobed rounded leaves. The dark green, rough-textured leaves are held aloft on stout petioles 3-4 feet long that arise from a central crown and form large mounds.

Japanese Pachysandra

Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese pachysandra is a shrubby, evergreen ground cover which grows 8-12" high and spreads to form a dense carpet of rich, dark green foliage. Oval leaves appear with tiny white flowers in 1-2" long, terminal spikes bloom in early spring. Flowers are not particularly showy, but on close inspection are quite attractive.

Joe Pye Weed Chocolate

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

This cultivar of Eupatorium features small white fluffy flowers arranged in rounded, broccoli-sized heads atop shiny purple stems typically rising 3-5' tall. Chocolate-tinted leaves.

Joe Pye Weed Gateway

Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Gateway'

An erect, clump-forming perennial that features dark green leaves on sturdy, wine-red stems. Tiny, dusky rose-pink flowers in huge, domed, compound blooms in mid-summer to early fall. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies. Flowers give way to attractive seed heads, which persist well into winter.

Joe Pye Weed Little Joe

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'

Scaled down for city gardens, this compact selection looks similar to E. 'Purpureum' but is half the size. Large, domed, panicles of mauve-purple flowers on dark purple-red stems.

Jupiter's Beard Red Valerian

Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'

Centranthus is an exceptionally long-blooming perennial that will grow in dry, limey soils. Fragrant, tiny carmine-rose florets cluster together to form dense, showy heads which are held above the gray-green, upright, bushy masses of foliage.

Kiwi Vine (female)

Actinidia Kolomitka (female)

This kiwi is a relatively fast-growing, deciduous, woody vine which typically grows 15-20' and features tiny, slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer and attractive, heart-shaped (to 5" long), green foliage variegated with white and/or pink. Flowers are not particularly showy since they are often hidden by the foliage. Juvenile foliage is purplish green.

Kiwi Vine (male)

Actinidia 'Artic Beauty' Kolomiketa (male)

Actinidia kolomikta has become a very popular vine, primarily grown for the kiwi fruits, but has attractive foliage. 'Arctic Beauty' has leaves 4 inches long, born in purple, maturing to purple, pink and green variegation. Clusters of fragrant creamy white 1 1/2-inch flowers bloom in summer. Female plants produce oblong, yellowish green fruit, which can reach 2 inches across.

Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla 'Mollis Thriller'

From late spring to early summer, masses of finely textured, star-shaped, yellow-green flowers are held in small clusters above the foliage. They work well as a filler in cut flower bouquets or can be dried for fall and winter arrangements.

Lamium Anne Greenaway

Lamium 'Anne Greenaway'

An exquisite blend of chartreuse, silver, medium-green, and mint green embellishes the foliage of L. 'Anne Greenway'. With such fantastic coloring, this ground cover is breathtaking even when not in bloom. Mauve flowers add to the ornamental value from late spring into early summer.

Lamium Chequers

Lamium maculatum 'Chequers'

Heart shaped green leaves with a stripe of silver down the middle, and rosy purple flower clusters in spring.  Makes a tough yet showy groundcover. 

Lamium Herman's Pride

Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'

Vigorous perennial grown for its attractive, mid green with silver streaked foliage. This shade-loving trailer is at home in the hanging basket or as a ground cover. The light colored foliage makes the most of what light there is in shady spaces, especially under trees, where little else will grow. Spiked, whorled, and brown marked yellow flowers in summer. Flowers attract bees.

Lenten Rose Banana Cream Pie

Helleborus 'Banana Cream Pie'

The creamy yellow flowers are neatly accented by conspicuous, reddish pink spots.  Blooms in very early spring or late winter.  A strong fast grower with attractive dark green foliage.

Lenten Rose Black Diamond

Helleborus 'Black Diamond'

Helleborus 'Black Diamond' is a prize to treasure. This helleborus has a bold slate-purple to near-black blossom that measures 2-2+ inches across. The foliage emerges purple in the early spring and matures to a beautiful shade of green.

Lenten Rose Cherry Blossom

Helleborus 'Cherry Blossom'

As sweet as the name implies, 'Cherry Blossom' is a mixed strain of exceptionally vigorous, soft pink picotee hellebores with very large 3" flowers. Some have an anemone center and most have a red starburst in the center.The

Lenten Rose Painted Strain

Helleborus 'Painted Strain'

One look at the photo of Painted Strain and you'll know why this is such a popular variety with tremendous impulse appeal. Since it is from seed, each flower is a little different but like fireworks painted on a blank canvas, all have a light background speckled with bold shades of maroon, purple, and red. The effect is quite striking and the colors hold up well in the garden. Painted Strain produces large single flowers measuring 3-3+ inches across. This one is a vigorous grower.

Lenten Rose Royal Heritage Strain

Helleborus 'Royal Heritage Strain'

'Royal Heritage' is a beautiful hybrid strain of Helleborus that includes a wide range of sumptuous colors such as purple, near-black,white, pale green, yellow, pink, rose, and red. Some flowers are attractively spotted or brushed with a contrasting color. (Plants should be purchased in bloom if a specific flower color is desired.) Each blossom has overlapping petals, forming a cup-shape about two inches in length. The evergreen, leathery, serrated leaves form an umbrella-like covering which sometimes coddle the nodding flowers.

Lenten Rose Royal Heritage

Hellebore 'Royal Heritage'

Plants produce a bushy clump of thick, leathery evergreen leaves. Flower stalks burst from the ground in late winter. This terrific strain produces blooms in shades from white through to pink, red, maroon and near black. Site these where they will stay for many years, since the plants resent being disturbed. Trimming the old leaves to the ground in late winter will make the show of flowers more easily seen.

Leopard's Bane Little Leo

Doronicum 'Little Leo'

Leopard's Bane is an early blooming daisy that makes for a lovely combination with spring-blooming bulbs, especially brightly colored tulips. This compact selection has semi-double, bright-yellow flowers over mounds of fresh green foliage.

Liatris Spicata Blue Blazing Star

Liatris spicata

Bright, blue-ish purple flower wands open from top to bottom in early summer.  The flowers provide a strong vertical effect.

Liatris Spicata White Blazing Star

Liatris spicata 'Alba'

Feathery wands of pure white flowers that open from top to bottom in early or mid summer.  Provides a strong vertical accent for the garden.

Ligularia Bottle Rocket

Ligularia 'Bottle Rocket'

Mustard yellow flowers are held on chocolate stems just at the top of the dense clump of foliage.  The flowers are held like a bouquet in the center of the clump.

Ligularia Britt-Marie Crawford

Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'

Forms a clump of large, rounded maroon-black leaves. Taller stems appear in midsummer, bearing clusters of bright golden orange daisy flowers.

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