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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) Phlox, Creeping Pink +*Pasque Flower
Aster, Alpine 'Pinkie' Dianthus 'Firewitch' Peony 'Karl Rosenfield' (red)
Aster, Alpine Purple Dianthus 'Arctic Fire' Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt' (pink)
Basket of Gold Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies' Peony 'Festiva Maxima' (white)
+*Bitterroot *Lupine 'Gallery Red' Periwinkle
Bleeding Heart *Lupine 'Gallery Purple' +*Prairie Smoke
+*Blue Flax *Lupine, 'Gallery Blue' Sea Thrift (Armeria)
*Columbine 'McKana Hybrid' Poppy, Oriental 'Allegro' Sedum, Groundcovers
*Columbine, All Blue Poppy, Oriental 'Beauty of Livermore' Snowdrop Anemone
*Columbine, Red & White Poppy, Oriental 'Prince of Orange' *Sticky Geranium
*Columbine 'Denver Gold'
Sweet Woodruff

Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster

Snowdrop Anemone

Snowdrop Anemone


Summer Flowering Perennials
+Agastache 'Firebird' +*Gayfeather (Liatris) Peony
+Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' Poppy Mallow (Winecups)
Astilbe Geranium 'Biokova' +*Purple Prairie Clover [1]
Baptisia Geranium 'Karmina' +*Coneflower 'Magnus'
Bee Balm 'Blue Stocking' Geranium platypatellum +*Pussytoes
Bee Balm 'Gardenview Scarlet' Geranium sanguineum [2] +*Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'
Bee Balm 'Petite Delight' +Salvia pink
Black-eyed Susan Geranium striatum +Salvia 'May Night'
+*Blue Flax Germander Scabiosa
Butterfly Weed Golden Flax +Groundcover Sedum
Campanula 'Telham Beauty' Heliopsis 'Summer Sun' Shasta Daisy 'Snowcap'
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' Shasta Daisy 'Becky'
Campanula 'Blue Clips' +Hen & Chicks Snow-In-Summer
+Cat Mint Hollyhock Soapwort
*Columbine +Horehound [2] Sticky Geranium
Coral Bells 'Ruby Bells' Iceland Poppy +*Sulphur Buckwheat
Coral Bells 'Peach Flambe' Iris 'Caesar's Brother' Phlox, Tall 'Laura'
+Daylily 'Barbara Mitchell'
+Daylily 'Bela Lugosi'
+Daylily 'Strutters Ball' Iris 'Ruffled Velvet' Trollius 'Gold Queen' (Globeflower)
+Daylily 'Chicago Apache' Japanese Anemone +Valerian
+Daylily 'Rocket City' +Lavender Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Delphinium *Lupine Veronica 'Crater Lake Blue'
Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies' Maltese Cross Veronica 'Red Fox'
+Evening Primrose 'Missouriensis' Onion, 'Mongolian Gem' Creeping Thyme
+*Gaillardia 'Aristata' Oriental Poppy +Yarrow 'Terra Cotta'
+Gaillardia 'Burgundy' +*Penstemon 'Rocky Mountain' +Yarrow 'Moonshine'
+Gaillardia 'Goblin' + Penstemon 'Elfin Pink' +Yarrow 'Paprika'

Veronica Crater Lake Blue

Veronica 'Crater Lake Blue'

Geranium striatum

Geranium striatum

Fall Flowering Perennials
+*Artemisia 'Silver Mound' +*Gaillardia, 'Aristata' +Salvia 'May Night'
Aster, Alert +Gaillardia, 'Goblin' *Solidago (Golden Rod)
Aster, Alma Potschke Hollyhock Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Aster, Wonder of Staffa Japanese Anemone Veronica 'Red Fox'
Aster, Woods Pink +*Pearly Everlasting Yarrow, Moonshine
Aster, Woods Purple +Rudbeckia, 'Goldsturm' Yarrow, Terra Cotta
+'Autumn Joy' Sedum +Russian Sage Yarrow, Paprika
+Daylily


'May Night' Salvia  with 'Moonshine' Yarrow

'Goldsturm' Rudbeckia


Perennials for Shade
Ajuga Columbine 'All Blue' Lungwort
Astilbe *Columbine Rocky Mountain *Creeping Oregon Grape
Bleeding Heart Coral Bells Periwinkle
Brunnera Hosta Snow-on-the-Mountain
*Bunchberry *Kinnikinnick Sweet Woodruff
Columbine Lady's Mantle
Columbine 'Red & White' Lamium

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Lady's Mantle

Lady's Mantle

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