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Fireworks is well named. In late summer, the bright yellow sprays of tiny flowers look just like an exploding skyrocket on the 4th of July. A tall sturdy grower, it is a great companion for ornamental grasses and other late summer blooming perennials.

Solidago rugosa Fireworks | High Country Gardens

Fireworks is well named. In late summer, the bright yellow sprays of tiny flowers look just like an exploding skyrocket on the of July. A tall sturdy grower, it is a great companion for ornamental grasses and other late summer blooming perennials.

Miscanthus sinenesis Gold Breeze (Zebra Grass Gold Breeze) has stunning bands of gold on the leaves and attractive reddish flowers tassles in late summer.

Miscanthus sinensis Gold Breeze

Miscanthus sinenesis Gold Breeze (Zebra Grass Gold Breeze) has stunning bands of gold on the leaves and attractive reddish flowers tassles in late summer.

Blonde Ambition Grass was named by the Plant Select gardeners' survey as the best perennial of 2013.

Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition is a fantastic native ornamental grass with eyelash-like chartreuse flowers that age to blonde seed heads by fall.

Cerastium tomentosum, Jumbo Snow-in-Summer

This jumbo snow-in-summer has large stems and leaves and was discovered growing in a Santa Fe, NM. Its larger size and vigor make it an excellent lawn substitute, producing a carpet of white blooms in late spring.

Pink Penstemon clutei, Penstemon clutei, Sunset Crater Beardtongue

Penstemon clutei

Penstemon clutei (Sunset Crater Beardtongue), is one of our very best Western species, blooms most of the summer with spikes of beautiful pink flowers. It makes colorful colonies of big, showy plants.

Big Perennials for Big Impact

Big Perennials for Big Impact

Oriental Lily Grow a colorful and fragrant living screen with Oriental lilies. These hardy beauties grow feet tall (or more) and produce huge flowers in red, pink, and white.

Moon Dust™ Achillea | Star Roses & Plants

A compact yarrow with soft yellow flowers and attractive silver foliage that blends well with other colors

Pennisetum alopecuroides (Little Bunny)

Pennisetum alopecuroides (Little Bunny)

Phlomis russeliana, a Mediterranean species native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Commonly known as Hardy Jerusalem Sage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant

Phlomis russeliana

Phlomis russeliana, a Mediterranean species native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Commonly known as Hardy Jerusalem Sage.

Red Salvia Maraschino, Salvia Maraschino, Maraschino Bush Salvia

Salvia Maraschino

Maraschino comes into bloom in the summer with a stunning display of deep cherry red flowers. Very cold hardy, this beauty likes to be placed where it gets the morning sun but shade in the heat of the afternoon. A hummingbirds delight!

Sharon Roberts is my favorite twice blooming English lavender. It has long, thin spikes of bicolored lavender-blue over gray-green foliage. Blooming in late spring and again in September, it is an outstanding and distinct selection.

Lavandula angustifolia Sharon Roberts

Lavandula angustifolia Sharon Roberts is an outstanding twice blooming English Lavender with spikes of bicolored lavender-blue and gray-green foliage.

Eupatorium fortunei ‘Pink Frost’

Terrific as a foliage accent, this forms a midsized, bushy mound of toothed dark-green leaves, boldly edged in creamy yellow.

Miscanthus Sinensis 'Silberfeder', Maiden Grass 'Silberfeder', Eulalia 'Silberfeder', Chinese Silver Grass 'Silberfeder', Japanese Silver Grass 'Silberfeder', 'Silver Feather' Maiden Grass, Low maintenance grasses, Low maintenance plants

Adding structure and interest to the fall and winter garden, Miscanthus sinensis (Japanese Silver Grass) are fabulous ornamental grasses that should have a spot in any garden. When it comes to selecting the right Japanese Silver Grass, the task may be

The electric yellow and green variegated foliage of ‘Shockwave’ makes a statement when mixed with brightly colored flowers in the landscape and in fresh bouquets. Though it does bloom late in the season, you won’t miss the blooms if you cut the foliage for mixing in arrangements. Shocking foliage is the key to this cool perennial.  http://emfl.us/DtLd

The electric yellow and green variegated foliage of ‘Shockwave’ makes a statement when mixed with brightly colored flowers in the landscape and in fresh bouquets. Though it does bloom late in the season, you won’t miss the blooms if you cut the foliage fo

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