This Week in Perennials

IMG_3523Our perennial selection at Matlack Florist is a growing more and more every day! This week we are featuring new plants that you will not find just anywhere.  Stokesia, better known as Stokes’ Aster, paints a beautiful purple hue to our assortment.  This plant originates in North America and can tolerate these scorching summer days in the heat all the way into early fall months.  Stokes’ Aster takes full sun and will add a pop of color to your late bloomers.

Another newcomer to our nursery is a yellow Hypericum hybrid, also known as St. John’s Wort.  While this plant flourishes in partial sun, it can also do well in partial shade and is ablIMG_3517e to grow up to three feet high.  A fun fact about St. John’s Wort is that it’s Latin name Hypericum comes from a Greek phrase “over an apparition”, and was thought to be so powerful that it could ward off evil spirits in the garden.  True or not, St. John’s Wort adds a beautiful nuance to any landscape.

To bring in a peachy tone to your beds, look no further than our perennial Anise Hyssop in the color “Peachy Keen”.  This bloom takes full sun and attracts the wings of butterflies and hummingbirds with its pleasant fragrance.  The foliage itself is aesthetically pleasing and functional; the leaves can evIMG_3519en be used to make an Anise-scented tea.  Hyssop also grows well in most places that others will not, such as rock or herb gardens.

Another recent enhancement to our garden center is Asclepias.  Its common name, Butterfly Weed, proves true in the fact that its nectar and pollen rich blooms attract Monarch butterflies as well as hummingbirds and beeIMG_3521s.  This plant is very low maintenance with a low need for water, and lasts until late summer.

At Matlack Florist, we receive new perennial selections every week during the summer, so don’t hesitate to keep stopping in to see what’s new!