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.

Originally published on April 4th, 2019. Updated on May 2nd, 2019.