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Growing Perennials

Perennial hardiness.... We grow many varieties of perennial at Wayside Farm all of which are hardy to Zone 3 or 4. Our winters here are harsh; if the plants survive North Sandwich, you can be assured of their zone-hardiness for our area. Please remember that proper soil preparation and site location are as important to success as zone hardiness, which merely classifies area minimum temperatures. Too wet a site will prevent proper air from remaining in the soil, and can result in failure of the plants to thrive. Also, be wary of fertilizing new plantings too heavily.

As perennials fill out, they may be divided or thinned to prevent crowding. Best to divide early in spring, when plants are only a few inches tall, or at the end of summer when they can be cut back prior to digging. Moving or dividing perennials (or shrubs) when fully leafed out or during hot weather will cause great stress and may kill them!

Most of our perennials are potted in 3 or 4 quart containers and are available as soon as they emerge from the soil, starting in late April. As the season warms and plants put on growth, many more varieties become available. See our listing of Perennials for the the varieties we grow here at Wayside Farm.

Garden preparation.... Put a bit of thought into preparing new gardens; the ground should be free of weeds and weed seeds if possible. Work in as much organic material as you can justify (perhaps as much as 50% of the original ground, if soil is poor). Add 10 pounds of lime or wood ash per 100 square feet if the area hasn't been treated recently: our soils in North Sandwich are naturally too acidic for most vegetables and garden plants. Mix in compost or manure before planting: we would suggest about one pond per square foot. No additional plant food should be needed, unless growing in a restrictive container or growing a vegetable garden. If planting only a few plants, or planting into in existing gardens, use a shovel-full of well-aged compost or manure per large plant.

Watering....  Give a good soaking at planting, but try to wean plants from frequent care as soon as they settle in and begin to grow. They will need your help the first year and may also benefit from watering in subsequent years, particularly in the heat of the summer and during drought. Generally, we suggest plating large divisions or gallon pot sized plants during spring summer and early enough in the fall to allow roots to put on a good growth. Planting small plants too late in the fall may give a poor survival rate!

Perennials:  Please scroll down to see the entire plant listings.                 

2017 Perennial Ferns, Grasses, and Vines

Adiantum pedatum      (maidenhair fern)
Osmunda cinnamonea    (cinnamon fern)

Calamagrostis a. "Karl Foerster"
Schizachyrium scop.   "Standing Ovation"

Clematis  "Asao"
Clematis  "Danuta"  (pink)
Clematis  "Earthquake"
Clematis  "Fujimusume  (Blue)
Perennial Vine       Clematis  "Henryii"
Clematis  "Jackmanii"
Clematis  "Little Mermaid"
Clematis  "Piilu"  (pink)
Clematis  "Red Cardinal"
Clematis  "The President"
Clematis  "Volcano"  (red)
Lonicera heckrotti   (Honeysuckle vine)








2017 Perennials

Achillea  "Little Moonshine"
Achillea  "Moon Dust"
Achillea  mil. "New Vintage Red"
Achillea  mil. "New Vintage Violet"
Agastache  "Little Adder"
Alcea "Spring Celebrities Lemon"
Alcea "Spring Celebrities Purple"
Alcea ros. "Mars Magic" (Hollyhock)
Alcea ros. "Radiant Rose" (Hollyhock)
Alcea ros. "Sunshine" (Hollyhock)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady"s Mantle)
Allium  "Millenium"   (Ornamental onion)
Asclepias tuberosa
Aster  "Island Charm Samoa"
Aster  "Island Charm Tonga"
Aster eric. "Snow Flurry"
Aster n.b.  "Raspberry Swirl"
Aster n.b."Woods Pink"
Aster n.b."Woods Purple"
Aster oblongifolium "October Skies"

Baptisia  "Carolina Moonlight"
Baptisia  "Decadence Lemon Meringue"
Baptisia  "Decadence Vanilla Cream"
Baptisia  "Purple Smoke"
Baptisia  "Sparkling Sapphires"
Baptisia australis
Buddleia davidii  "Black Knight"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Ivory"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Magenta"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Midnight"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Purple"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Sky Blue"
Buddleja dav. "Flutterby CranRazz"

Campanula  "Iridescent Bells"
Campanula c. "Clips Pearl Deep Blue"
Campanula glomerata  "Genti Blue"
Campanula glomerata  "Genti White"
Centaurea montana "Lavender Mist"
Centranthus rubra (Jupiter"s Beard)
Chelone  "Tiny Tortuga"  (Turtlehead)
Chelone lyonni  "Hot Lips"
Coreopsis  "Tequila Sunrise"
Coreopsis  "Zagreb"
Coreopsis grand.   "Jethro Tull"
Coreopsis v. "Moonbeam"
Coreopsis v. "Sweet Marmalade"
Coreopsis v. "Zagreb"

Delphinium  "King Arther" (Pacific Hyb.)
Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Dark Blue"
Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Pure White"
Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Sky Blue
Dianthus   "Super Trooper Orange"
Dianthus   "Super Trooper Velvet White"
Dianthus  "Red Star"
Dianthus  "Silver Star"
Dianthus  "Starburst"
Dianthus "Scent First Passion"
Dicentra spectabilis  (Bleeding Heart)
Dictamnus albus albiflorus
Dictamnus albus purpureus
Digitalis   "Foxlight Plum Gold"
Digitalis   "Foxlight Rose Ivory"
Digitalis   "Foxlight Ruby Glow"

Echinacea  "Canteloupe"  (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Julia"   (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Sombero Adobe Orange"
Echinacea  "Sombero Slasa Red"
Echinacea "Cheyenne Spirit" (Coneflower)
Echinacea "Cleopatra" (Coneflower)
Echinacea "Fragrant Angel"  (Coneflower)
Echinacea "Hot Papaya" (Coneflower)
Echinacea "Pow Wow White"   (Coneflower)
Echinacea "Ruby Star"(Purple coneflower)
Eupatorium  "Phantom"
Eupatorium purpureum "Little Joe"

Gaillardia grand.   "Fanfare Citronella"
Gaillardia grand.  "Arizona Red"
Gaillardia grand.  "Mesa Peach"
Gaillardia grand. "Fanfare Blaze"
Gentian  "True Blue"
Geraniuim  "Orkney Cherry"
Geranium  "Brookside"
Geranium maculatum
Geranium oxo. "Miss Heidi"
Geranium wlassovianum
Geum  "Alabama Slammer"
Gypsophila pan. "Festival Star"

Helenium aut. "Fuego"
Helenium aut. "Ranchera"
Helenium aut. "Siesta"
Helenium flexuosum "Tiny Dancer"
Heliopsis  "Summer Green"
Heliopsis  "Summer Pink"
Heliopsis  "Summer Pink"
Hibiscus  "Cranberry Crush"
Hibiscus  "Pinot Grigio"
Hibiscus  "Pinot Noir"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna Pink Swirl"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna Red"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna White"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Plum Crazy"

Iberis sempervirens "Purity"
Iris cristata "Tennesee White"
Iris siberica  "Snow Queen"
Iris, German bearded    "Superstition"
Iris, German bearded "Before the Storm"
Iris, German bearded "Fall Fiesta"
Iris, German bearded "Fortunate Son"
Iris, German bearded "Harvest Memory"
Iris, German bearded "Immortality"

Leucanthemum "Banana Cream"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum "Real Dream"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum "Real Neat"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum "Victorian Secret"
Leucanthemum s.  "Snowcap"
Leucanthemum s."Becky" (Shasta)
Liatris "Kobold" (Gayfeather)
Lupin  "Mini Gallery Blue"
Lupin  "Mini Gallery Red"
Lupin  "Mini Gallery Yellow"
Lysmachia clethroides

Monarda   "Balmy Lilac"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda   "Balmy Purple"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda   "Coral reef"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda  "Dark Ponticum"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda  "Jacob Kline" (Bee Balm)
Monarda  "Raspberry Wine"

Nepeta "6 Hills Giant"
Nepeta "6 Hills Gold"
Nepeta "Junior Walker"
Nepeta "Little Trudy"
Nepeta "Walker's Low"
Nepeta fas. "Blue Wonder"

Penstemon "Prairie Dusk"
Penstemon digitalis "Dark Towers"
Penstemon digitalis "Huskers Red"
Peony  "Festiva Maxima"  (Double)
Perovskia  "Blue Spritzer"  russian sage
Perovskia a. "Crazy Blue" (Russian sage)
Perovskia a. "Lacy Blue" (Russian sage)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage)
Phlox carolina "Miss Lingard"
Phlox pan. "Bright Eyes"  (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Cleopatra"  (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "David" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Glamour Girl" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Laura" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Nicki" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Orange Perfection"
Phlox pan. "Pina Colada"  (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Purple Kiss" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Starfire" (Garden Phlox)
Physostegia  "Crystal Peak White"
Platycodon  "Sentimental blue"
Platycodon grand. "Fuji Blue"
Polemonium "Touch of Class"

Rudbeckia  "Little Goldstar"
Rudbeckia ful."Goldstrum"
Rudbeckia sub.  "Little Henry"

Salvia  "East Friesland"
Salvia nem. "Sensation Dp. Blue"
Salvia nem. "Sensation Dp. Rose"
Salvia nem. "Sensation White"
Scabiosa col. "Blue Butterfly"
Sedum  "Autumn Joy"
Sedum  "Bertram Anderson"
Sedum  "Touchdown Teak"
Sedum seiboldii
Sedum spect. "Autumn Fire"
Solidago  "Little Lemon"
Stokesia  "Colorwheel"

Thalictrum rochebrunianum "Lavender Mist
Trollius chin. "Orange Crest"
Trollius europaeus "New Moon"

Veronica  "Moody Blues Dark Blue"
Veronica  "Moody Blues Mauve"
Veronica  "Moody Blues Pink"
Veronica  "Moody Blues Sky Blue"
Veronica  "Moody Blues White"
Veronica  "Pink Eveline"
Veronica  "Red Fox"
Veronica  "Waterperry"
Veronica "Royal Candles"
Veronicastrum vir. "Cupid"
Veronicastrum, V. "Lavender Towers"
Viola odorata "Columbine"


Updated 04/18/17.