Perennial plants remain leafy throughout the year. While they die back above ground during the late fall and winter months, they send up new shoots in the early spring each year. Perennials also have light and water requirements to consider prior to planting, as well as Zone Tolerance, which indicates how hardy the plant will be in the extreme temperatures of Northern Wisconsin. All of our perennial plants are tolerant to Zone 3, which is the primary growing zone in the state of WI. Our perennial offerings include Astilbe, Echinacea, native grasses, Columbine, and Bleeding Heart, among other species.
Hasta, Funkia flower (Hosta spp). Hostas, herbaceous perennials, are shade loving, easy to grow, low maintenance plants. They are grown for their beautiful leaves. Their unique flowers emerge in mid-summer, adding to the display.
Columbine Flower (Aquilegia vulgaris). Aquilegia is a native plant, but many of those now seen in the wild are cultivated flowers that have been introduced into the countryside.
Crabapple (Malus spp). There are many flowering crabapple cultivars, most them have pink-flowered and typically matures to 15-25 ft tall. Flowers are followed by bright red crabapples that are birds' food. Fruits may be harvested for jellies..
Azalea flower (Rhododendron sp). Azaleas are flowering shrubs making up part of the genus Rhododendron. Azaleas are recognised by a mass of flowers blooming all at once, in a showy display for a month or two in spring.
Petunia flowers (Petunia x hybrida).
Petunia flowers (Petunia x hybrida).
Petunias are the most profuse flowering of any annual. Few other annuals produce so many of such large flowers with many different colors. Petunia is a trumpet shaped, widely-cultivated genus of flowering plants of South American originPetunia flowers (Petunia x hybrid
Lilac Flowers (Syringa vulgaris). Lilac is a very common ornamental plant in gardens and parks, because of the attractive, sweet smell of its flowers. It is widely naturalized in western and northern Europe.
Purple coneflowers, Echinacea. (Echinacea purpurea). Purple coneflowers are native to eastern North America and present to some extent in the wild in much of the eastern, southeastern and midwest United States. Echinacea purpurea is grown as an ornamental plant, and numerous cultivars have been developed for flower quality and plant form. Echinacea is commonly believed to stimulate the immune system.
Gardeners love zinnias and there are at least a hundred cultivars in a diversity of flower colors and types. There are zinnias with colors from white, cream, green, to yellow, orange, red, bronze, purple; zinnias with striped, speckled and bicolored flowers; zinnias with double, semi-double and dahlia-like "pompon" flowers. Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of family Asteraceae, originally from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico. Plant sizes range from dwarfs that don't exceed 6 in in height to cut flower beauties that get 3 ft tall.
Burning Bush (Euonoymus Alata Compactus). Amazing red foliage in fall. Easy to grow. Mature size is 5-7 feet and approximately 4 to 6 feet wide. Best in full sun. Very popular landscaping plant as it is a fast growing and famous for its stunning bright red fall color. Cold hardy shrub that is low maintenance.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla normalis). These beautiful plants should be much more widely grown. They are easy to place in the landscape because it is looser, more graceful and more subtle in its effect. They fit quite naturally into woodland locations, snuggling under and around trees such as dogwoods and other shrubs.
Apple Trees (Malus domestica). The apple is a hardy, deciduous woody perennial tree that grows in all temperate zones. Apples grow best where there is cold in winter, moderate summer temperatures, and medium to high humidity. Apples can grow from 10 to 30 feet tall and nearly as wide. Apples are moderately fast growing, but growth slows with age. Apple trees can live for 100 years or more. Apple trees bloom in the spring, set fruit, and take from 100 to 200 days to reach harvest depending upon the variety.