Our Plants


Growing Perennials


Perennial hardiness.... We grow many varieties of perennial at Wayside Farm all of which are hardy to Zone 3 or 4. Our winters here are harsh; if the plants survive North Sandwich, you can be assured of their zone-hardiness for our area. Please remember that proper soil preparation and site location are as important to success as zone hardiness, which merely classifies area minimum temperatures. Too wet a site will prevent proper air from remaining in the soil, and can result in failure of the plants to thrive. Also, be wary of fertilizing new plantings too heavily.

As perennials fill out, they may be divided or thinned to prevent crowding. Best to divide early in spring, when plants are only a few inches tall, or at the end of summer when they can be cut back prior to digging. Moving or dividing perennials (or shrubs) when fully leafed out or during hot weather will cause great stress and may kill them!

Most of our perennials are potted in 3 or 4 quart containers and are available as soon as they emerge from the soil, starting in late April. As the season warms and plants put on growth, many more varieties become available. See our listing of Perennials for the the varieties we grow here at Wayside Farm.

Garden preparation.... Put a bit of thought into preparing new gardens; the ground should be free of weeds and weed seeds if possible. Work in as much organic material as you can justify (perhaps as much as 50% of the original ground, if soil is poor). Add 10 pounds of lime or wood ash per 100 square feet if the area hasn't been treated recently: our soils in North Sandwich are naturally too acidic for most vegetables and garden plants. Mix in compost or manure before planting: we would suggest about one pound per square foot. No additional plant food should be needed the first year, unless growing in a restrictive container or growing a vegetable garden. If planting only a few plants, or planting into existing gardens, use a shovel-full of well-aged compost or manure per large plant.

Watering.... Give a good soaking at planting, but try to wean plants from frequent care as soon as they settle in and begin to grow. They will need your help the first year and may also benefit from watering in subsequent years, particularly in the heat of the summer and during drought. Generally, we suggest plating large divisions or gallon pot sized plants during spring summer and early enough in the fall to allow roots to put on a good growth. Planting small plants too late in the fall may give a poor survival rate!


Perennials: Please scroll down to see the entire plant listings. Our new plants for 2018 are in red.

Please be aware that these lists comprise plants that we order from sources around the world in seed or unrooted cuttings; sometimes items from our orders are unavailable. We make every effort to keep the lists up to date, but occasionally a plant is listed that never arrived. Email us at to verify availability for a specific plant.

2019 Perennial Ferns, Grasses, and Vines


Adiantum pedatum (maidenhair fern)
Athyrim niponicum "Japanese Painted"
Matteuccia struthiopteris "Ostrich Fern"
Osmunda cinnamonea "Cinnamon Fern"
Osmunda regalis "Royal Fern"
Polystichum acros. "Christmas Fern"

Calamagrostis a.  "Lightning Strike"
Festuca  "Cool as Ice"

Juncus   "Blue Dart"
Miscanthus s.  "Silver Feather"
     Miscanthus s. Silver Feather  Miscanthus s. "Silver Feather": 7' tall; mid-August thru Fall
Panicum v. "Apache Rose"
Schizachyrium s.   "Blue Heaven"
Schizachyrium s.   "Twilight Zone"

Bridal Veil
Clematis "Earthquake" (pink)
Clematis "Henryii"
Clematis "Jackmanii"
Clematis "Little Mermaid"
Clematis "Piilu" (pink)
Clematis "The President"
Clematis "Volcano" (red)
Lonicera heckrotti (Honeysuckle vine)

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2019 Perennials

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Achillea  "Little Moonshine"
Achillea  "Moonshine"
Achillea  "Saucy Seduction"
Achillea  mil. "New Vintage Red"
Achillea  mil. "New Vintage Rose"
Achillea  mil. "Sassy Summer Sangria"
        Achillea Sassy Summer Sangria Achillea mil. "Sassy Summer Sangria"
                                                      dark red flowers with white eye; 30" tall;
                                                      blooms early-to-late summer; deer resistant
Achillea  mil. "Sassy Summer Taffy"
Agastache  "Little Adder"
Alcea ros. "Blacknight" (Hollyhock)
Alcea ros. "Mars Magic" (Hollyhock)
Alcea ros. "Radiant Rose" (Hollyhock)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady"s Mantle)
Allium  "Millenium"   (Ornamental onion)
Amsonia tabernaemontana "Blue Ice"
Artemesia  "Silver Mound"
Asclepias tub.  "Hello Yellow"
                             Asclepias tub. Hello Yellow 
                                            Asclepias tub. "Hellow Yellow" (Butterfly Weed): attracts hummingbirds, monarch butterflies, bees
Asclepias tuberosa
Aster  "Island Charm Bahamas"
Aster  "Island Charm Samoa"
Aster  "Island Charm Tonga"
Aster n.b."Woods Pink"
Aster n.b."Woods Purple"

Baptisia  "Carolina Moonlight"
Baptisia  "Decadence Lemon Meringue"
Baptisia  "Decadence Vanilla Cream"
Baptisia  "Indigo Spires"
                      Baptisia "Indigo Spires"     Baptisia Indigo Spires
                                                                spikes of deep violet purple flowers; 12"-15" tall;
                                                                blooms early summer; good for meadow plantings or
                                                                border backdrop; common name - False Indigo
Baptisia  "Purple Smoke"
Baptisia  "Royal Purple"
Baptisia  "Sparkling Sapphires"
Buddleia davidii  "Black Knight"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Hot Raspberry"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Ivory"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Magenta"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Midnight"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Purple"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Sky Blue"
Buddleja dav. "Monarch Dark Dynasty"

Campanula  "Iridescent Bells"
Campanula c. "Rapido Deep Blue"
Campanula c. "Rapido White"
Campanula glomerata  "Genti Blue"
Campanula glomerata  "Genti White"
Campanula lactiflora  "Pritchards"
Campanula persicifolia  "Takion Blue"
Campanula persicifolia  "Takion White"
Coreopsis  "Uptick Cream"
Coreopsis grand.   "Jethro Tull"
Coreopsis v. "Moonbeam"
Coreopsis v. "Sweet Marmalade"
Coreopsis v. "Zagreb"

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Delphinium  "Bluebird" (Pacific Hyb.)
Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Dark Blue"
Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Dk Blue/wht"
Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Pure White"
Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Sky Bl/white
Dicentra spectabilis  (Bleeding Heart)
Dictamnus albus (fraxinella)
Dictamnus albus albiflorus
Digitalis   "Foxlight Plum Gold"
Digitalis   "Foxlight Ruby Glow"

Echinacea   "Cheyenne Spirit" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Cleopatra" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Delicious Candy" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Delicious Pink" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Hot Papaya" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Julia"   (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Orange Skipper"  (Coneflower)
                                                      Echinacea Orange Skipper Echinacea "Orange Skipper"
                                                      named for butterfly with same name; 16"-18" tall;
                                                      bright tangerine-orange flowers
Echinacea  "Pow Wow White"   (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Pow Wow White"  (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Rainbow Marcella"  (Conefl.)
Echinacea  "Ruby Star"(Purple coneflower)
Echinacea  "Sombrero Adobe" (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Sombrero Lemon" (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Sombrero Salsa" (coneflower)

Gaillardia grand.   "Fanfare Citronella"
Gaillardia grand.   "Sunset Celebration"
Gaillardia grand.  "Arizona Apricot"
Gaillardia grand.  "Celebration"
Gaillardia grand.  "Spintop Orange Halo"
Gaillardia grand. "Fanfare Blaze"
Gentian cruciata  "Blue Cross"
          Gentian cruciata Blue Cross  Gentian cruciata "Blue Cross"
Geranium  "Brookside"
Geranium  "Rozanne"

Helenium aut. "Fuego"
Helenium aut. "Salud Embers"
Helenium aut. "Salud Yellow"
Helenium aut. "Siesta"
Helenium aut. "Sombrero"
Helenium flexuosum "Tiny Dancer"
Helleborus  "French Kiss"
Helleborus  "Ivory Prince"
Helleborus  "New York Night"
                                     Helleborus New York Night
                                                                      Helleborus "New York Night" (Lenten Rose): Early spring; great for moist,
                                                                      woodland areas; extensive root system
Hibiscus  "Cranberry Crush"
Hibiscus  "Pinot Grigio"
Hibiscus  "Pinot Noir"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna Pink Swirl"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna Red"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna White"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Plum Crazy"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Summer in Paradise"

Iris pallida albo variegata
Iris siberica  "Caesar's Brother"
Iris siberica  "Concord Crush"
Iris siberica  "Snow Queen"
Iris, German bearded "Before the Storm"
Iris, German bearded "Beverly Sills"
Iris, German bearded "Blue Sapphire"
Iris, German bearded "Buckwheat"
Iris, German bearded "Cimarron Strip"
Iris, German bearded "Fall Fiesta"
Iris, German bearded "Fortunate Son"
Iris, German bearded "Harvest Memory"
Iris, German bearded "Immortality"
Iris, German bearded "Orange Chariot"
Iris, German bearded "Rosalie Figge"
Iris, German bearded "Sea Double"
Iris, German bearded "Summer Olympics"
Iris, German bearded "Superstition"

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Leucanthemum "Banana Cream"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum "Real Dream"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum "Real Neat"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum "Real Sunbeam"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum "Spellbook Lumos" (Shasta)
Leucanthemum s."Becky" (Shasta)
Lysmachia clethroides

Monarda "Balmy Purple"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda "Coral reef"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda "Cranberry Lace"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda "Jacob Kline" (Bee Balm)

Nepeta "6 Hills Giant"
Nepeta "Kit Kat"
Nepeta "Snowflake"
Nepeta "Summer Magic"
    Nepeta "Summer Magic"  Nepeta Summer Magic
                                            upright deep lavender blooms from May - September; 15"-18" tall
Nepeta "Walker's Low"
Nepeta fas. "Blue Wonder"

Oenothera macrocarpa "Shimmer"

Penstemon "Prairie Dusk"
Penstemon digitalis "Dark Towers"
Penstemon digitalis "Huskers Red"
Peony  "Duchess de Nemours" (Double)
Peony  "Festiva Maxima" (Double white)
Peony  "Mons. Martin Cahuzac" (Dble red)
Peony  "Sarah Bernhardt" (Dbl pink)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage)
Phlox p."Bubblegum Pink" ( Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan.  "Younique Orange"
Phlox pan. "Bright Eyes"  (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Cherry Cream" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Cleopatra"  (Garden Phlox)
               Phlox pan. Cleopatra
                                                        Phlox pan. "Cleopatra" (Garden Phlox): tolerates dry soil; isn't harrassed by deer;
                                                        fragrant; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; summer to fall
Phlox pan. "David" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Flame White" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Glamour Girl" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Laura" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Nicki" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Purple Kiss" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Starfire" (Garden Phlox)
Physostegia  "Autumn Carnival"
Physostegia  "Crystal Peak White"
Platycodon  "Sentimental blue"
Platycodon grand. "Fuji Blue"

Rudbeckia  "American Gold Rush"
Rudbeckia  "Little Goldstar"
Rudbeckia ful."Goldsturm"
Rudbeckia sub.  "Little Henry"

Salvia  "East Friesland"
Salvia nem. "Bumbleblue"
             Salvia nem. Bumbleblue                                Salvia nem. Bumblesnow
                  Salvia nem. "Bumbleblue"                                                                 Salvia nem. "Bumblesnow"
                    10" - 12" petite variety; good rebloom if dead-headed regularly; great for border plant or in quart pot
Salvia nem. "Bumblesnow"
Sedum  "Abbeydore"
Sedum  "Autumn Joy"
Sedum  "Bertram Anderson"
Sedum  "Sunsparkler Dazzlerberry"
Sedum  "Touchdown Teak"
Sedum seiboldii
Sedum spect. "Autumn Fire"

Trollius europaeus "New Moon"
Trollius europaeus "Superbus"

                             Veronica is highly valued for its ease of growth and long bloom time.
                             It should have a place in every garden because it goes with everything.
Veronica  "First Kiss" (speedwell)
Veronica  "First Lady" (speedwell)
Veronica  "First Memory" (speedwell)
Veronica  "Mona Lisa Smile"
Veronica  "Royal Rembrandt"
     Veronica Royal Rembrandt  Veronica "Royal Rembrandt"
     violet-purple flowers; 18" tall and wide

Veronicastrum, V. "Lavender Towers"
Viola  "Celestial Northern Lights"
Viola  "Celestial Twilight"

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