Common name: Windflower
Size: 24-36″ (includes flower height)
Interest: 2-4″ single flowers with yellow centers- petals are white, pink or lilac & nice foliage
Culture: Full sun to part shade in consistently moist, well-drained soil
Time of year: Late summer to fall
Companion plants: Meadowsweet (Filipendula), Ferns, Hosta, Turtlehead (Chelone), Bugbane (Cimicifuga)
A long blooming graceful perennial that blooms at a time when others are beginning to decline. The foliage forms a nice mound of large, trifoliate leaves. Since they bloom later in the season, they make a great foil for hiding the dying foliage of spring flowering bulbs. They like moist soil in sun/part shade, but do not like to have their root system sitting in wet soil. Plant them in an area where you won’t mind if they spread because if they like the site, they will.
Check out our in-bud, soon-to-bloom, award winning ‘Honorine Jobert’ (seen here and the 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year!), ‘Prince Henri’ (semi-double rose-pink), ‘Robustissima’ (single pink) and ‘Whirlwind’ (double white).