Over the past several weeks, our staff has been hard at work bringing perennials out of their winter slumber and onto the nursery grounds.  Many of these were grown right here at Fort Collins Nursery by our amazing production team.  Our perennials were overwintered and are now ready for you to take home and plant safely, regardless of our quirky spring weather.  Come in April 5-7th and check out hundreds of beautiful perennial varieties at our Perennial Palooza 50% off sale including the following:

Riding Hood Red Penstemon

Penstemon ‘Riding Hood Red’

  • Description: The Riding Hood Red Penstemon, developed by Pacific Plug and Liner, has created a buzz among many nurseries and growers and was a 2010 “Top Performer” Perennial at the CSU Trial Gardens. They are a very showy Penstemon with an abundance of huge, white lipped, coral-red flowers that bloom from late spring through summer. Riding Hood Red Penstemon are cold hardy, drought resistant, and do well in hot, dry sites.
  • Height: 24-30 in.
  • Width: 18-24 in.
  • Water: Moderate to low
  • Bloom: Summer
  • Zone: 5-8

Swan Violet & White Columbine

Aquilegia ‘Swan Violet and White’

  • Description: Columbines are wonderful plants to help you welcome in springtime to your garden! Swan Violet & White Columbines feature a beautiful bouquet of purple and white flowers with lobed blue-green foliage at the base.
  • Height: 16-22 in. 
  • Width: 14 in.
  • Water: Moderate
  • Bloom Color: Violet/White
  • Bloom Time: Mid Spring – Early Summer
  • Zones: 3-9

Blue Emerald Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata ‘Blue Emerald’

  • Description: Blue Emerald Creeping Phlox feature a carpet of light blue flowers that cover the tightly mounded evergreen foliage in spring. The plants can be sheared after bloom to refresh foliage and encourage rebloom. Blue Emerald Creeping Phlox make an excellent edging plant for the front of any garden border.
  • Height: 4-6 in.
  • Width: 12-18 in.
  • Water: Moderate – Low
  • Bloom: Mid-Spring
  • Zones: 3-9

Originally Published March 31, 2016. Updated April 4, 2019.

15 Responses to “Perennials”

  1. terri says:

    I have Spring Fever! Do you have any hackberry trees?

  2. Marie says:

    Do you carry False Indigo? Thanks.

  3. Renee says:

    Do you have bamboo yet? Thanks!

    • jesse says:

      Not sure if you’re looking for lucky bamboo (the indoor houseplant) or outdoor hardy bamboo. We’ve currently got a great selection of lucky bamboo in the greenhouse, but we haven’t yet received our hardy outdoor bamboo. We anticipate receiving two varieties by late April/early May: Yellow Groove Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata) and Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra).

      • Renee says:

        Yea! Thank you! I am looking for the outdoor variety and will come to see you guys about it – thanks so much! 🙂

  4. Deb Jensen says:

    Do you sell container grown lovage? If no, how about seeds?

    • jesse says:

      We will carry lovage plants this spring, but haven’t received it yet, hopefully we see it in the next week or two. We do have it in seed right now!

  5. Marlene Jones says:

    I am looking for a 3 -4 ft Lavender or Purple Rose of Sharon bush. Ours ‘froze’ last year!
    Do you carry them?

    • jesse says:

      Hi Marlene,

      We’ve got a few options that will stay smaller in “Lil Kim” and “Summer Ruffles.” These may work for you, but if not, there are some varieties that have nice lavender flowers but will ultimately grow to 5′-7′ in “Blue Chiffon” “Lavender Chiffon” “Minerva” and “Tahiti”.

      Hope that helps!

  6. Jackie Howery says:

    Just wondering if you ever get giant red Caroline delphiniums. DO NO WANT larkspur. Thanks!

    • jesse says:

      That does not look to be a variety we currently plan on carrying. It is possible we can special order it if it becomes available from any of our growers. If you’d like us to try and find some, please call us to get your name and number on a callback list: 970-482-1984

  7. Kelly Vlasis says:

    Do you sell Madame Julia Correvon clematis?

    • jesse says:

      It is a variety that hope to sell this year if it is available from our growers. For current availability or to be placed on a call-back list if/when it arrives, please contact us at 970-482-1984

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