Located in St.Wendel, Minnesota

12261 County Road 4, Avon Mn 56310

(320) 363-8110



Spring:  April 1st to May 31st:  Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm, Sat: 8am-5pm, Sun: 1pm-5pm

Summer and Fall:  Please call for details.



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Hillside Black Beauty CimicifugaHILLSIDE BLACK BEAUTY (Cimicifuga ramosa ‘Hillside Black Beauty’):  Height: 4’-7’, Full shade to 1/2 sun.  Striking dark purplish-black heavily cut foliage, the darkest of any cimicifuga yet.  A slow growing plant that will take time to develop to full maturity, but well worth the wait.  Fragrant, 1 foot long bottlebrush flowers open with a pale blush pink tinge.  Also known by the common name, "Bugbane".  Requires a consistent supply of water.  Growing zones 4 to 8.  



Zagreb CoreopsisZAGREB (Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’):  Height: 18”-24”, full sun to ½ shade.  An excellent grower with golden yellow flowers on a more upright habit.  Fine, needle like foliage.  Hardier than ‘Moonbeam’ and tolerant of dry conditions.  Blooms in mid summer.  Growing zones 4 to 9.   



Dianthus are easy to grow, requiring little care.  They are drought tolerant and perform well in full sun or part shade.  They bloom heavily in late spring and early summer, then sporadically through summer and early fall. 

Ruby Sparkles DianthusRUBY SPARKLES  (Dianthus 'Ruby Sparkles')  Height:  8", Width:  14", Full sun to part shade.  Eye catching 1" to 2" magenta-red single flowers appear on top of finely cut mounded foliage.  Well defined ruby eye with highlight each blossom, with blooms appearing in early summer and again in early fall.  Blossoms are highly fragrant, adding an additional element to the perennial garden.  Excellent for borders and edging.  Growing zones 4 to 9.  Photo cortesy of Walters Gardens Inc.


Ornamental grasses are easy to grow, low maintenance plants.  There are two types of grasses, warm season and cool season grasses.  Cool season grasses begin growing early in spring, producing their flower (seed) heads in midsummer.  Late season grasses begin growing about a month later than cool season grasses, and bloom in late summer and fall.  Leave ornamental grasses stand through the winter for seasonal interest, then cut them to the ground in early spring. 


Calamagrostis BrachytrichaBRACHYTRICHA  (Calamagrostis Brachytricha):  Height 4', full sun to part shade.  Unlike other calamagrostis varieties, this is a warm season grass that blooms later in the summer, even in part shade.  Large, pinkish-red, fluffy bottlebrush plumes age to greenish tan.  Holds an upright form, with little tendency to lodge.  A spectacular variety when in full bloom and an excellent choice in a shorter grass variety. Seed is viable and will germinate, so deadheding is highly recommended. Growing zones 4 to 9.    


Karl Foerster GrassKARL FOERSTER (Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’):  Height: 5’, full sun to part shade.  The standard in ornamental grasses.  A cool season grass with green leaves, wheat colored seed heads and a distinct, vertical form.  Blooms in early summer, with seed heads that persist into winter.  Will perform best with an even supply of moisture through the growing season.  The most commonly planted ornamental grass.  Growing zones 4 to 8.


Overdam GrassOVERDAM (Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Overdam’):  Height: 5’, full sun to part shade.  Variegated foliage has white margins with a pink blush.  A more stable version of variegation than 'Avalanche', with less tendency to revert to all green foliage.  Feathery blooms turn tan as they age.  Slightly shorter than 'Karl Foerster', it will perform best with a consistent supply of moistures.  A cool season grass.  Growing zones 4 to 8.  



Elijah Blue GrassELIJAH BLUE  (Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’):  Height: 10”, full sun to part shade.  Fine blue foliage forms a near perfect mound.  Holds its color all year long.  Be sure to provide an adequate supply of moisture until the ground freezes in fall.  A cool season grass.  Growing zones 4 to 8.



Prairie Blues GrassPRAIRIE BLUES:  (Schizachyrium scoparium)  Height:  36" - 42", full sun.  Known as little bluestem, this variety has narrow, blueish green leaves.  Flower heads begin purplish-bronze truning silvery as the heads mature.  Fall foliage color is bronze orange.  Tolerant of many soils, once established is highly fdrought resistant.  Native to Minnesota.  Growing zones 3 to 9.


Flame GrassFLAME  (Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’):  Height: 4’-6’, full sun to part shade.  Forms an upright clump of green foliage that turns red in fall.  Feathery silver white seed heads hold all winter.  Well behaved, it does not run like some other Miscanthus varieties.  A warm season grass.  Growing zones 4 to 9.    



Shenendoah GrassSHENENDOAH  (Panicum virgatum ‘Shenenandoah’):  Height: 3’-4’, full sun.  Deep greenish-blue foliage that begins to display dark red leaf tones in July, turning red in August to wine color in September.  Stands well, with little tendency to lodge.  A warm season grass.  Growing zones 4 to 9.     




Iris are easy to grow, and provide a splash of early color in the garden.  They perform best in full sun, and require well drained soil.  Iris should be divided often, every 2-3 years, or when the center of the plant becomes bare.  Avoid overwatering, and plant  with 1/4 to 1/2 of the rhizome exposed above soil level.

Harvest of Memories IrisHARVEST OF MEMORIES  Height: 38”, full sun.  Brilliant lemon yellow flowers with a light, sweet fragrance.  This showy variety is makes and excellent cut flower.  A rapid grower which will perform best on well drained soils.   Blooms in early summer.  Growing zones 3 to 10.    


Maroon IrisMAROON:  Height: 24", full sun.  Near black deep maroon flower buds open to burgundy-wine color flowers.  Strong stems hold flowers up without staking.  Makes an excellent cut flower as well as an accent in the spring perennial garden.  Requires well drained soil.  Growing zones 3 to 10.



Purple/White IrisPURPLE/WHITE:  Height: 18", full sun.  Brilliant white petals with purple beards on a cmopact plant.  Flower scapes are strong and resist falling over.  Lightly fragrant blossoms have a hint of lemon.  An excellent choice for early season color in the perennial garden.  Prefers well drained soil.  Growing zones 3 to 10.


Kobold Original LiatrisKOBOLD ORIGINAL  (Liatris spicata ‘Kobold Original’):  Height: 18"-24", full sun.  Narrow panicles of rosy lavender flowers on tall stems.  Narrow, medium green foliage on a plant that can tolerate dry conditions.  A rapid grower that is tough and hardy.  A clutivar that is totally grown from divisions yielding a uniformity in height.  Requires a well drained soil, and can tolerate drier growing conditions.  Growing zones 3 to 9.  



Desdemona LigulariaDESDEMONA:  (Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona')  Height: 24" - 36", full shade to part shade.  A climp forming erennial with rounded leaves of heavy substance that are dark green on top with burgundy undersides.  Daisy like yellow orange flowers appear in late summer and early fall.  Requires an even supply of moisture and performs best where it is not exposed to hot, direct sun.  An excellent addition to the shade garden.  Growing aones 3 to 8.



Coral Blend LilyCORAL BLEND  Height:  36", full sun.  An easy to grow perennial with 5 to 6 inch diameter flowers that are salmon-pink at the tips blending to apricot-orange in the center.  Unusual and stunning color combination.  The stems are sturdy, so there is no need to stake.  An excellent flower for cutting.   Performs best on average to slighly dry soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.    

Monte Negro LilyMONTE NEGRO  (Lilium 'Monte Negro'):  Height: 24"-36", full sun.  Deep, rich, intense mahogany red flowers with a light fragrance are produced in mid summer.  An excellent cut flower which will create an impact in the perennial garden.  A fast grower that is hardy and easy to grow.  It will perform best on well drained soils.  Strong stems hold the flowers upright with no tendency to flop.  Growing zones 3 to 9.  


Orange LilyORANGE  (Lilium)  Height:  24", full sun.  An earlier blooming variety that is shorter and more compact than other asiatic lilies.  Intense pumpkin orange 4" flowers open in mid June, adding an early spot of color in the perennial garden.  Hardy and fast growing, they perform best with full sun and well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.


Peony are one of the longest lived perennials, often surviving 50 years or more.  The large blossoms are showy and are the highlight of the spring garden, and make excellent cut flowers.  Contrary to popular belief, ants do not cause the blossoms to open, but are attracted to the small amounts of sap avaiable in the flower.  Plant peonies in a sunny site with rich well drained soil.  Newly planted peonies will spend the first year getting established, and will not be floriferous.  Once established, however, peonies have a deep root system which makes them drought tolerant.  Plant peonies so the eyes of the plant are 1-1/2" below the soil surface, otherwise flowering may suffer. The 10 reasons why peonies don't flower:  1)  They are planted too deep or too shallow.  2)They are getting too much nitrogen. 3) They are over or under nourished.  4)  The buds were killed by a late frost, disease, or excessive heat.  5)  There was not enough light for the bud to form.  6)  The plants are too young.  7)  The clumps are too large or overcrowded.  8)  They have been moved or divided too often.  9)  The plants were cut back before the foliage turned brown in the fall.  10)  The soil is to wet or too dry.

Double Pink PeonyDOUBLE PINK  Height: 36”, full sun.  Fully double true pink fragrant flowers appear in late spring and make excellent cut flowers.  Because the flowers are so large and heavy, staking may be rquired.  Performs best in well drained soils and full sun. Growing zones 3 to 8.  


Double Red PeonyDOUBLE RED  Height: 30”, full sun.  The classic spring flower!  Velvety red double flowers on stout stems stand up better than most Peonies.  Slightly smaller flowers do not weigh the stems down as much as other selections, allowing it to stand better without support.  Plant in full sun and well drained soils.  Blooms in late spring.  Growing zones 3 to 8.  


Double White PeonyDOUBLE WHITE  Height: 36”, full sun.  Fragrant double white flowers with flecks of red scattered through the center in late spring.  Provides an excellent contrast to other peonies in the spring garden.  May require support.  Prefers well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.  


Bomb Style Pink PeonyBOMB STYLE PINK (Also known as Japanese Style):  Height: 36”, full sun.  True pink blossoms with a full, double center surrounded by a layer of single pink petals in late spring.  Makes an excellent cut flower.  May require staking/support for the large flowers.  Well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.  


Bomb Style White PeonyBOMB STYLE WHITE (Also known as Japanese Style):  Height: 36”, full sun.  The double centers of each bloom display creamy yellow white petals surrounded by a single layer of pure white petals.  A unique color combination.  May require support to keep for flopping.  Blooms in late spring.  Best in well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.  

Early Scout PeonyEARLY SCOUT  Height:  15" - 18", full sun.  An older variety that resulted from crossing a standard peony with a fern leaf peony.  Hardier and faster growing than the fern leaf peony, it blooms two weeks earlier than standard peonies.  Single deep red flowers on finely cut foliage.  Never flops or falls over.  Best in well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

Fairy's Petticoat PeonyFAIRY'S PETTICOAT (Japanese style):  Height: 30", full sun.  Japanese style flowers of delicately blushed pink have a golden glowing center.  The flowers will fade softly to cream as they age.  Delicately scented and blooming in late spring.  Grow in well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8. 


Jaycee PeonyJAYCEE  Height: 30", full sun.  Fully double flowers with a brillant rose pink fragrant bloom.  A nice color to compliment the more common red, white and pink typically seen.  A slightly more compact plant than other peonies.  Growing zones 3 to 8.  


Maroon PeonyMAROON   Height:  30”, full sun.  Deep red maroon semi-double flowers in late spring.  Because the flowers have a lower petal count, they don't require support to keep form laying on the ground.  Well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.  



Creeping phlox require little care, and can tolerate gritty, drier soils once established.  An even supply of moisture in the fall will help the plant to emerge in the spring with minimal dry foliage.

Blue Creeping PhloxCREEPING BLUE  (Phlox subulata ‘Blue Emerald’):  Height: 6”, full sun to 4 hours of sun.  A groundcover with bright green foliage and soft lavender blue flowers in spring.  An early blooming perennial/groundcover that will add a splash of color in the spring garden.  Well drained soils.  Growing zones 2 to 9.


Tall garden phlox are an excellent choice to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Garden phlox prefer an even supply of moisture, but overhead watering should be avoided, and plants should be placed to allow for good air curculation to help prevent powdery mildew.  When the first set of flowers is spent, trim back lightly to encourage additional blooming. DAVID (Phlox paniculata 'David'):  Height: 42", full sun to 4 hours of sun.  Large heads of white flowers have a fragrance reminiscient of clover.  Blooms from early July until late summer.  The bright green foliage has an upright habit and is one of the most powdery mildew varieties available.  Deadhead to extend the blooming season.  Best on well drained soils.  Makes an excellent cut flower.  Growing zones 4 to 8. 


Huls Compact PhloxHULS COMPACT  (Phlox paniculata):  Height:  20", full sun to 4 hours of sun.  Our own selection of tall garden phlox that is more compact than other garden phlox.  Mildew resistant foliage contrasts nicely with the deep lavender-purple flowers.  Its more compact habit makes it perfect for the front of the perennial border, and in areas where a taller garden phlox is unsuitable.  Will perform best on well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8. 


Pink Mist ScabiosaPINK MIST (Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist'):  Height:  12"-18", full sun.  Pincushion-like, pink flowers with a hint of lavender are borne atop wiry stems all season long.  Drought tolerant once established, it is a reliable and long blooming selection.  Growing zones 3 to 9.  Photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.