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Perennials
All plants must be picked up in person at Blake Nursery in Big Timber, MT or delivered by nursery staff. Sorry, we do not mail plants.

At Blake Nursery our passion for plants is manifested in a vast selection of beautiful perennials. In the listing below we attempt to provide most of what's available, but it's far from complete. Sizes are usually from 4" to 2 gallon. Blake Nursery coupons apply and provide big savings - up to five free plants!

One of the brightest spots in the Montana gardening picture is perennials. We may be limited in our selection of trees and shrubs compared to some parts of the country, but with perennials - thank goodness - it's a different story. We're continually adding to our list of happy campers in our inventory, and at this point the list is extensive - about 300 and growing.

Perennials.pg. 28(b).JPG (14530 bytes)In our opinion the key to a successful perennial garden is providing plants with the conditions they prefer. Certain perennials crave deep, rich soil, while others are happy with just about anything - the real troopers. Some require shade and other full sun, some constant moisture, and others dry conditions. Lamium, for example, likes moist feet while Artemisia 'Silver Mound' would virtually curl up its toes if kept in a similar state of saturation.

Planning a perennial garden is a lot of fun! It's a wonderful opportunity to stretch your imagination by experimenting with color and form, and by plotting seasonal bloom time. One of the most pleasing aspects about perennial gardening is that it's very forgiving - this year's mistakes can easily be corrected next year by a straight forward maneuver with the trowel.

So if you haven't already discovered the joy of perennial gardening in Montana, we'd say it's never too late, and just be sure not to miss out on one of life's most delightful pleasures.

* Montana wildflower

+ Drought tolerant

Spring Flowering Perennials
Ajuga (Bugleweed) Dianthus 'Arctic Fire' Peony 'Karl Rosenfield' (red)
Anemone 'Snowdrop' Dianthus 'Firewitch' Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt' (pink)
Aster, Alpine 'Pinkie' Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies' Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Aster, Alpine Purple +*Flax, Blue Phlox, Creeping Pink
Basket of Gold *Geranium viscosissimum (Sticky Geranium) Poppy, Oriental 'Allegro'
+*Bitterroot +*Geum, Prairie Smoke Poppy, Oriental 'Beauty of Livermere'
Bleeding Heart Lamium 'Pink Pewter' Poppy, Oriental 'Prince of Orange'
Bulbs *Lupine 'Gallery Blue' Sea Thrift (Armeria)
*Columbine 'Denver Gold' *Lupine 'Gallery Purple' Sedum, groundcovers
*Columbine 'McKana Hybrids' *Lupine 'Gallery Red' Sweet Woodruff
*Columbine, all blue +*Pasque Flower Veronica liwanensis (Turkish Veronica)
*Columbine, red & white Peony 'Festiva Maxima' (white)

Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster

Snowdrop Anemone

Snowdrop Anemone


Summer Flowering Perennials
+Agastache 'Blue Fortune' +Gaillardia 'Goblin' +*Penstemon, Rocky Mountain
+Agastache 'Firebird' +*Gaillardia aristata (Blanket Flower) Peony
Anemone robustissima (Japanese Anemone) +*Gayfeather (Liatris) Phlox, Summer 'Laura'
Astilbe Geranium 'Biokova' Poppy Mallow (Winecups)
Baptisia (False Indigo) Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' Poppy, Oriental
Butterfly Weed Geranium 'Karmina' +Primrose 'Missouriensis'
Campanula 'Blue Clips' Geranium platypatellum +*Pussytoes
Campanula 'Telham Beauty' Geranium sanguineum (Bloody Cranesbill) +*Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' Geranium striatum Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
+*Castilleja sessiliflora (Downy Indian Paintbrush) Geranium viscosissimum (Sticky Geranium) +Salvia 'May Night'
+Catmint (Nepeta) Germander +Salvia, pink
+Centranthus ruber (Jupiter's Beard) Heliopsis 'Summer Sun' Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
*Columbine +Hen & Chicks Sea Holly 'Sapphire Blue' (Eryngium)
+*Coneflower 'Magnus' Hollyhock +Sedum, groundcovers
Coral Bells 'Peach Flambe' Hollyhock Mallow (Malva alcea fastigiata) Shasta Daisy 'Becky'
Coral Bells 'Ruby Bells' +Horehound Shasta Daisy 'Snowcap'
+*Dalea (Purple Prairie Clover) +*Hymenoxys acaulis (Sundancer Daisy) Snow-In-Summer
+Daylily 'Barbara Mitchell' Iris 'Caesar's Brother' Soapwort
+Daylily 'Bela Lugosi' Iris 'Ruffled Velvet' +*Sulphur Buckwheat
+Daylily 'Chicago Apache' Lady's Mantle Thyme, Creeping
+Daylily 'Rocket City' +Lavender Trollius 'Gold Queen' (Globeflower)
+Daylily 'Strutters Ball' *Lupine Veronica 'Crater Lake Blue'
Delphinium Maltese Cross Veronica 'Red Fox'
Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies' Monarda 'Blue Stocking' Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
+*Euphorbia marginata Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' +Yarrow 'Moonshine'
+*Flax, Blue Monarda 'Petite Delight' +Yarrow 'Paprika'
Flax, Golden Onion 'Mongolian Gem' (Allium) Yarrow 'Saucy Seduction'
+Gaillardia 'Burgundy' +Penstemon 'Elfin Pink' +Yarrow 'Terracotta'

Veronica Crater Lake Blue

Veronica 'Crater Lake Blue'

Geranium striatum

Geranium striatum

Fall Flowering Perennials
Anemone robustissima (Japanese Anemone) +Daylily *Solidago (Golden Rod)
+*Artemisia 'Silver Mound' +Gaillardia 'Goblin' Veronica 'Red Fox'
Aster 'Alert' +*Gaillardia aristata (Blanket Flower) Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Aster 'Alma Potschke' +*Pearly Everlasting Yarrow 'Moonshine'
Aster 'Wonder of Staffa' +Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' Yarrow 'Paprika'
Aster 'Wood's Pink' +Russian Sage Yarrow 'Terracotta'
Aster 'Wood's Purple' +Salvia 'May Night'
Crocus, Fall +Sedum 'Autumn Joy'


'May Night' Salvia  with 'Moonshine' Yarrow

'Goldsturm' Rudbeckia


Perennials for Shade
Ajuga (Bugleweed) Columbine, all blue Lamium 'Pink Pewter'
Anemone 'Snowdrop' Columbine, red & white Ligularia 'Bottle Rocket'
Astilbe *Columbine, Rocky Mountain Lungwort
Bleeding Heart Coral Bells (Heuchera) *Mahonia (Creeping Oregon Grape)
Brunnera Hosta Periwinkle
*Bunchberry Dogwood *Kinnickinnick (Bearberry) Snow-on-the-Mountain
Columbine Lady's Mantle Sweet Woodruff

Bleeding Heart

Columbine

Want to stick with Montana natives?

Check out our Native Perennials list.