Eminence Meadows offers a very wide selection of herbaceous perennial plants. From mountain temperate alpine plants to tropical tender perennials, from shade loving Brunnera and Hostas to heat and sun thriving Canna and Dahlia, our selection includes many rarest and choice perennial plants.
Aside from being so much fun to grow, blueberries offer both a delicious, rich in anti-oxidants fruit and long lived perennials that add beauty to the garden landscape. Eminence Meadows offers both the best of the old and newer varieties.
Some of our temperate raised bed grown perennials are shipped early spring and fall, bare rooted. Plants shipped bare rooted are marked with (BR) Our tender perennials and some of the temperate ones are shipped throughout the growing season in containers. Plants shipped in containers are marked with (CTN).
Plants in containers are grown and shipped in 3 1/2" pots
(Monkshood) z 3-7 CTN
Handsome and hardy plants found mostly in mountainous areas, Monkshood grow from perennial tubers which multiply and form large clumps over time. Ideal perennials for the sunny to partially shaded perennial garden, this plant comes in a wide variety of color and height. Planted in a woodland setting these perennial plants make a bold addition to perennial gardens.
- Bessingham Spires: 20". A compact and bushy cultivar with intense dark violet-blue flowers. $10
- Bicolor: An exciting bicolor with loose panicles of flowers on widely branched, arching stems. The "hood" of the flower is pale blue with white streaks and the lower petals are intense blue. $12
- Blue Rim: 2 1/2' Older hybrid with white flowers with a pale blue rim. Forms dense chumps over time and seems to be very drought tolerant. $12
- Charmichaelii 'Arelsii': Large, purple 4-6' fall blooming. $8
- Carmichaelii 'Cloudy': 24". Soft blue and white flowers blooming mid-summer above glossy, dark green foliage. $12
- Eleanora: Off-white flowers with a very narrow blue edge. $8
- Japonicum: 3' Species plant common in Japan. Arching stems with very showy deep blue flowers in fall. $12
- Napellus White: Rare, white, vigorous 4-6' early summer blooming. $10
- Napellus Blue: Very dark inky-blue 4-6' flowers in Summer. $8
- Pink Sensation: 40". A delicate and atractive Monkshood with thin foliage and soft pink blooms. $12
- Stainless Steel: 40". Attractive steel-blue flowers in mid-summeron loosely-branched spikes. $10
z 3-9 sun or filtered light
Exceptionally winter hardy plants bear heavily from June thru October ctn $8
- Rugen Alpine 8" tall, ever bearing First cultivated over 250 years ago in France, with red, sweet berries.
- Mignonette These exceptionally productive plants bear intensely sweet fruit that is large for Alpine type, up to 1" long.
z 3-10 36" shade to part shade
With leaves that are as big and bold as the sun, this beautiful gold form of Aralia is an outstanding accent perennial. White, satellite-like flowers in late summer , followed by decorative purple berries. CTN $12
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Arid succulent plants which make excellent house plants.
- Kissho Kan 12". Japanese selection of Agave featuring blue-green leaves with creamy-white edges and burgundy-brown terminal spines. ctn $15
(Columbine) z 3-8 CTN
Aquilegia is one of the most well known and beautiful garden perennials and have been used in perennial gardens for centuries. Referred to as 'cottage plants', this hardy perennial is late spring blooming and a favorite among hummingbirds. A garden in full to part sun, with a rich and moist soil is the best location for fine perennial plant.
- X Hybrid 'Bonnets': Mixed pinks and purples with white bonnet. $6
(Ferns) z 3-7 CTN
Ideal perennial plants for shaded gardens when few other plants will grow. Ferns are among the most ancient plants on earth, first appearing 400 million years ago. These easy to grow perennials like a rich, moist and slightly acidic soil, so adding some leaf mold to the garden soil helps. Their delicate leaf structure adds grace when planted with other shade-loving plants as hostas.
Mid season fruiting sturdy, compact bushes that fit well into the tight spaces or modern gardens. Long shelf-life of large, easy to pick, sweet and delicious blue berries. Fruits at very early age
Hanna's Choice 2-3'
Early season fruiting new variety is vigorous and very productive with large crops of excellent sweet flavored berries.
Late season. Found in the Pinelands of New Jersey in 1912, Rubel's flavor is unequaled. Produces thousands of small to medium dark fruit with intense flavor that are twice as high in anti-oxidants as other commercial blueberries. Ideal for baking.
(Macrophylla) z 3-9 CTN
This hardy perennial plant is native to Siberia and other parts of Asia. Ideally planted in a moist and partially shaded garden, these lovely plants produce large clusters of tiny blue forget-me-not type flowers in early spring held over beautifully colored heart-shaped leaves that add attraction to the garden well into the fall. An excellent choice for the moist woodland perennial garden.
- Broken Skies: A sport of B. 'Jack Frost' found here at Eminence Meadows which for the past 4 years has ben consistently inconsistent with the silver markings on its leaves ranging from almost solid silver to "broken skies" of silver cloud cover, making each leaf uniquely different. Very attractive! $12
- Dawson's White: New, large white borders, very striking. $10
- Jack Frost: Glistening silver leaves, richly veined and margined in deep green, bright blue flowers. $12 PP13859
- Langtrees: Large green heart-shaped leaves with a ring of silver spots, blue flowers. $10
- Looking Glass: All silver, shiny leafed sport of 'Jack Frost', blue flowers. $12 PP17829
- Spring Yellow: The springtime foliage of this strong growing Brunnera is a delightful light yellow, gradually turning pale green to chartreuse. CTN $12
z 3-8 18-20" sun
DESCRIPTION; Vigorous plants with emerald-green leaves and clusters of azure-blue flowers that last for weeks. CTN $12
z 4-7 CTN
Rare, long lived with pale yellow blooms on long stems, cut flower. $12
(Snakeroot, Bugbane) z 4-8 CTN
Native to the northeastern United States, Canada and parts of Asia, these choice perennial plants are prized for both their foliage and flowers that are produced on spikes during the summer. This perennial is a long-lived plant that grows best is a partially shaded garden with soil that is moist and rich in organic material. Definitely one of the most rewarding plants to grow in any perennial garden. All members of the genus Cimicifuga have been recently changed to the genus Actea.
A Terra Nova introduction and is said by many of their customer to be the darkest of all the varieties. If you haven't tried growing Actae, this might be the one to try.
: Beautiful deep bronze to black foliage, ovate and deeply cut. $12
- Carbonelle; A tall Actea (72") with very dark purple-black foliage and lovely pink flowers spikes August thru September. Beautiful for back of the border. CTN $15
- Chocoholic: 2-3' Shorter then most, this new hybrid Actae wide dark chocolate colored foliage with pink to white flower spikes. $12
Hillside Black Beauty: PP#9988. Dark coppery-purple foliage with 4-6' stalks of creamy-white bottle brush fragrant blooms. $14
Simplex 'James Compton'
: 3-4'. Very dark purple foliage with white, sometimes tinged pink, bottlebush-like flowers in late summer. $12
S. 'Pink Spike'
: 3-4'. Pale-pink flower spikes are held above dark bronze-purple foliage making a beautiful contrast in late summer to fall. $12
z 3-8 BR
- Turtlehead obiqua: Colonizing for part shade, pink flowers in Fall. $7
z 8-10 CTN & BR
Dahlia is a genus of bushy, summer and autumn-flowering tuberous perennials that are originally from Mexico. Hybridization done over the past 200 years has produced an assortment of color, size and flower shape that no other garden plant can compare to. These sun-loving plants grow best in a soil that is rich in organic material, well drained and moist. Addition of phosphorus to the garden soil is a must for good flower production. As a cut flower Dahlias are unrivaled. Eminence Meadows has chosen some of the best varieties available for early, productive blooming and beauty.
- April Heather 4' Yellow collerette heavily suffused with apricot. Many blooms. A beauty from Australia. CTN $14
- Evaleen: 3' Dark, almost black foliage highlights the lovely rose-violet blooms which are produced all season long. Very eye catching beauty. CTN $14
- Ferncliff Pink Phasia: 6' Deep bright rose pink blending to white interior. Strong stems. Free flowering, great for cutting. BR $8
- Ferncliff Purity: 6' Strong upright growing Dahlia with thick stems producing many (over a 100) 4" blooms of the clearest pink. Very nice! CTN $14
- Hy Bolero: 5'. A vigorous, stunning Dahlia that produces an endless supply of single yellow-white brushed rose red flowers from Summer till frost. A truly spectacular tender perennial. $10
- Hy Trio: 5'. An excellent straight stemmed cactus form with white flowers streaked and spotted lavender-red, making an excellent cut flower for your garden. $10
- Moonglow: Free flowering blooms of the clearest light yellow with good substance. CTN $14
- Raeann's Torch: 5' Huge showy collarette. Yellow bands on red, that say "look at me". CTN $14
- Ryecroft Zoe: 4 1/2' An early blooming beauty from England. Peach with lemon centers, very floriferous. CTN $14
- Taum Sulk: Large orange-red flower on long purple stems, very beautiful and vigorous. $10
z10-11 6"x12" A beautiful sub-tropical South African bulb plant that makes a lovely container houseplant. Yellow new growth with mature leaves mildly striped yellow on spotted succulent leaves. Needs warmth, bright light, good drainage and should be allowed to completely dry out in-between waterings. Very nice! CTN $16
(Wood Fern) z 3-8
(Fairy Wing, Barrenwort) z 4-8 CTN
Long lived and easy to grow, Epimedium is a genus of 21 related plant species native to southern Europe, and central, southern and eastern Asia. While exceptionaly beautiful and delicate in appearence, both in foliage and bloom, they are tough, growing by underground woody rhizomes and once established becoming very tolerant to periodic drought. They can be grown is sun or part shade in well drained, humus-rich soil that is moisture rententive. This lovely perennial is widely diversified and has many medicinal uses also.
- E. grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty': 12". The new foliage which emerges chocolate-purple is topped with large purple and white bicolor flowers in the spring. $15
- E. grandiflorum 'Red Queen': 14". Large, vividly rose-red colored flowers grow out from under the huge leaflets of this choice perennial. $15
- E. grandiflorum var. higonese 'Bandit': 12". Exceptional and eye-catching with a striking 1/2" dark purple margin around the edge of each leaf and clusters of large white flowers held above. $20
- E. x rubrum 'Sweetheart': 16". Beautiful and evergreen, the new leaves are flushed red and topped with clusters of beautiful bright-pink flowers. $15
(Meadowsweet) z 3-9 BR
: 3'. Glowing golden foliage makes this selection of meadowsweet very attractive, with pure white flowers. $10
z8-11 Excellent container plants that are easy to grow.
Beautiful blooms over long period of time that liven up any shady growing space.
z4-7 Easy to grow clump forming perennials for sunny areas with well drained but moist, humus-rich soil.
(Cranesbill) z 4-8 CTN
These dainty, mostly single flowered plants bloom from early spring to late summer. Not to be confused with the common geranium plant, hardy geraniums are ideal perennials for use in both sunny and partially shaded perennial gardens. The coloration of the foliage on these lovely perennial plants turn into vivid fall colors which provide added interest to any garden. A highly recommended plant for use in any garden.
- Hocus Pocus: Dark bronze-purple foliage and large lavender-purple flowers on strong, upright 16" plants, exceptional. $12
- Hybrid 'Jolly Bee': 24". Massive cupped blue flowers with large white centers and dark maroon arteries, very floriferous, long blooming plants. $12
- maculatum 'Espresso': 12". Contrasting pale pink flowers are held above attractively divided leaves colored reddish brown to purplish crimson. CTN. $12
- pratense 'Double Jewel': 17". Intense dark-green foliage contrasts well with the double white flowers centered with a rich purple heart. CTN. $12
- Psilostemon: 4. King of hardy geraniums, brilliant large magenta flowers with black veins. Blooms all Summer. $12
- sanguinum 'Elke': 9". Round, compact plants with finely cut glossy green foliage with unique dark pink flowers, red veins and an eye-catching white edge. CTN. $12
- Rouge: 14" A beautiful Eminence Meadows introduction. A compact hardy geranium with dark matt green leaves edged in dark purple with showers of lavender pink flowers. True to its name, 'Rouge' is a little unsure of its parentage (possibly a 'Black Beauty' x psilostemon cross), durable and tough while totally charming. Just a outstanding perennial for any garden. $12
: 18-24". Attractive bushy plants that have grayish, hairy leaves with bronze markings on the new foliage and produce margenta-purple heavily veined glowers, with white eyes. $12
z 3-8 CTN
A hardy native American plant that is long lived and grows best in full sun.
(flowering Maple) z 7-10
DESCRIPTION; This beautifully variegated flowering maple has soft peach colored flowers. Its very easy to grow in part sun and has a quality that few other plants can be compared to. CTN $12
Begonia sp. 'Pewterware' z8-10 part sun 20"
DESCRIPTION; Stunning species from Malaysia. Silver foliage with copper-red highlights. CTN $14
Begonia Emerald Jewel z 8-10 DESCRIPTION; The beautiful coloration and texture of this small begonia makes it first choice for any window. Its eye catching beauty gives it a jewel like quality that will catch anyone's attention. CTN $16
Begonia Max Gold z 8-10
DESCRIPTION; This small leaf begonia is very vigorious growing and despite it size, it seems to fill any space. CTN $12
- Begonia 'Midnight Twist' z 8-10
This small leaf begonia is very vigorious growing and despite it size, it seems to fill any space. CTN $12
Begonia Sakai z 8-10
DESCRIPTION; Beautiful coloration and its sculptural way of filling space makes for a most desirable combination. CTN $12
Clivia minata Varigata 2' sun dry and cool in winter
DESCRIPTION; Rare and hard to find, this South African member of the lilly family is seldom seen in a variegated form. Long leaves striped in yellow and/or white. Prized in China where some variegated Clivia sell for as much as $10,000. Orange blooms in late winter - early spring. Long lived. CTN $85 limited availability
z 9-11 14" x 30" Pearly aqua blue rosettes edged in pink form mounds 30" wide. Needs good drainage CTN $12
Sansaveria sp. 'Rhodesiana'
z 10 part to full sun 42"
DESCRIPTION; Very rare. This art deco like looking sansaveria has nearly round 1' diameter leaves which grow in a fan shape. Highly scented white flowers in winter months. Easy to grow. 2 to 3 year bare rooted divisions. $35
South African Mystery Bulb
z 10 8" part to full sun good drainage allow to dry in between waterings. A charming bulb with wide leaves that becomes enchanting when in bloom. Easy to grow and nice to have. CTN $15
'Sitara"s Gold' z 10 full sun to bright light
DESCRIPTION; A beautiful colored 'Moses in the Cradle' rosette forming houseplant that is very easy to care for. Coppery-gold leaves with deep burgundy undersides develop best in bright indirect light or a little morning sun. CTN $12
'Marble Magic' z 10-11 moderate light
DESCRIPTION; From Thailand this unusual, eye catching, unusually vigorous and easy to care house plant is very desirable. The arrowhead shaped leaves are wildly splashed green and white. Makes for a beautiful specimen plant. CTN $12
z 4-9 CTN
Grow in full sun or light shade in well-drained, rich, acidic soil.
Light at Dawn
: 32". Quite lovely, this Japanese Iris has double flowers that are white merged into purple ruffled edges. $12
: 32". Double, rich-violet-blue flowers with small yellow signals. $12
z 7-10 CTN
S. African scillia relative with strap-like grey-green leaves spotted dark gray, easy to grow, full sun. $12
(Hybrid) z 3-9 CTN
- Little Plum: This 8" perennial plant was found in Scotland. Large flowering, rose-purple with a touch of orange, and easy in the garden. $8
z 3-9 CTN & BR
Aristocrats of the plant kingdom, the cultivated species and varieties of Ligularia form a noble group of plants that draw attention in any perennial garden. Given ample space and the right growing conditions (rich and moist soil) they thrive in shade, part shade and even full sun if given enough moisture. They are long lived, form massive clumps and make ideal specimen perennial plants for woodland gardens. Both in foliage and bloom they are very impressive perennials.
- Britt-Marie Crawford: Chocolate-black leaves with purple undersides, yellow daisy-like flowers. CTN. $12
- Greynog Gold: 65". Orange-yellow flowers, good specimen plant. $12
- Desdemona: 4'. Large leaves with purple undersides, dark yellow daisy like flowers. $12
- Dragon Wings: This purple stemmed ligularia has deeply divided and serragated leathery bright green leaves 12" across. $12
- Osiris Cafe Noir 24" tall. Thick, leathery, deep purplish black leaves transition to shades of bronze and then turn to live green at maturity. $12
- Osiris Fantaisie: A beautiful new Ligularia hybrid with colorful wedge shaped green leaves with burgundy undersides. Heavily rippled leaf margins accent the burgundy leaf petioles which end into glowing yellowish-white veins. Yellow daisy-like flowers. $12. PP19302 Available
- Palmatoloba: 4'. 1940's hybrid huge leaves, light yellow flowers, rare. $12
- Przewwalskii "Dragon's Breath": A small garden-sized version of this georgeous foliage plant with "dragon fire" leaves growing to a blooming height of 31". $12
- Senecio The Rocket: 4-6'. Beautiful foliage with tall yellow flower spike. $12
z 4-9 CTN
Tri-colored foliage, pink and orange blooms, honey suckle vine. $14
(Bee Balm) z 3-8 CTN
A beautiful genus of plants with very attractive foliage and flowers. The young leaves make an excellent tea. Full sun or part shade in a moist, rich soil in an area with good air movement.
Red Delight: 4'. Eye-catching rosy-red flowers are produced in abundance atop bright, light green leaves slightly edged in red. From Bill Parker, Jefferson, NY. $8
: 42-48". Exceptionaly beautiful, this enchanting Bee Balm produces light-lavender-pink flowers all summer above attractive fuzzy green leaves. $8
z 4-9 CTN
z 4-8 CTN
Phlox are sun loving perennials that are long lived and very easy to grow. The variegated varieties offered by Eminence Meadows provide beauty for the perennial garden from early spring well into the fall with foliage and flowers that are very pleasing to the eye.
- Nora Leigh: White edged foliage, lavender-pink flowers. BR $10
(Solomon's Seal) z 4-8 BR
Woodland plants, single stemmed with white, clump forming, tubular flowers with green tips growing from rhizomes.
- Canaliculatum (Giant Soloman's Seal): 36". Impressive solid green leaves with large 1 1/2" flowers. $8
: 2-3'. Light green, creamy edged leaves on red stems and creamy-white tubular flowers make this variegated Soloman's Seal most attractive. $12
- Humile (Dwarf Solomon's Seal) 6-8" tall. A lovely clump forming ground cover with white flowers in the spring. $12
: 20". This showy Soloman's Seal is easy to grow, very hardy and quite beautiful. $12
x hybridum 'Striatum'
: 15". Dark green, crinkled, glossy leaves edged and streaked white with white tubular flowers. $12
If you have a cool, moist and partially shaded garden location you should consider growing Primrose. They are among the earliest of spring plants to bloom and these hardy perennial plants put on a perennial performance that's hard to beat. If given enough moisture they can be grown in full sun. This is a shallow rooted plant that is easy to transplant and here at Eminence Meadows I plant them in full sun, in barrels where they bloom for weeks even before the frosts are over. After they bloom I transplant them into a raised bed in a shady location where they thrive all summer long with little care, waiting for next spring's show. The varieties offered are very hardy and very beautiful.
- Purchase Giant: Large white with yellow center likes cool moist location BR $8
- Lois Lutz: 5". Many beautiful and large red-purple flowers, exceptional vigor and hardiness. z 4-9, CTN. $10
- Buttered Popcorn: Beautiful variegated buttercup perennial with deep yellow flowers, ground-cover. $6
(Rodger's Flower) z 5-8 CTN
Partial shade in moist, well-drained, fertile soil, good for wet spots.
- Bronze Peacock: z5-8 22"x28" part shade moist rich soil The darkest of any Rodgersia with thick bronze leaves in spring followed with pink flowers in late spring. The huge bronze leaves emerge like a peacock's tail. CTN $12
z 4-9 CTN
- Triloba: 3-4'. Beautiful 1 1/2" yellow flowers with black centers on wirey stems cover this plant from mid Summer into Fall. Can slowly colonize a sunny or lightly shaded area. $6
z 3-8 CTN
This beautiful and rare native American perennial woodlander grows from thick rhizimes forming dense mats over time. The juice from the root was used by Native Americans as a dye and body paint. It also has medicinal uses.
- Flora Plena: This stunning, fully double (sixteen petals) early spring blooming perennial is a sight to behold. A very rare form of Blood Root. $20
z10b-11 Tropical, succulent like plants grown as
houseplants. Very easy to care for.
(Stonecrop) z 3-9 BR & CTN
Sedum are fleshy-leaved plants with large clusters of small flowers in late summer or early fall. These sun-loving perennials are attractive even when not in bloom. They make a choice plant for planting in the sunny perennial garden. They also make excellent container perennial plants.
- Purple Emperor: 18". New, intense purple-red coloration, outstanding for contrast planting. CTN. $10
- Hab Grey: From Russia, glaucous grey-blue leaves with pink flower heads, very nice. CTN. $8
: 16". The beautiful leaves of this Sedum are blue-purple tinged grey as it is covered with a blue glaze caused by a thick wax layer. Flowers are pink and darken as they mature. $12
(Meadow Rue) z 4-9
These beautify and graceful airy-looking plants have foliage that is similar to the perennial Columbine. With their sprays of small flowers they make excellent additions to any perennial garden, shade or sun. This is a plant that likes a rich, well-drained and moist soil and are very long-lived if they are well grown.
- Lavender Mist: 4-8'. Sprays of small lavender and white flowers. 3yr olds. CTN. $12.
(Spiderwort) z 4-9 CTN
Full sun and ordinary soil, good border plant.
z4-9 16" sun to shade
DESCRIPTION; This rare trollis was released by Whiteflower Farm in the mid 1970's and has lasted for 4 decades here in Eminence. It's beautiful spring flowers will cheer you up on even the cloudiest of days. CTN $18
(Culver's Root) z 4-8, full sun and moist, well-drained soil. CTN
- Virginicum 'Apollo':40". 15" long racemes of light-pink flowers and attractive dark green foliage. $10
Dahlia Raeann's Torch