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.

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.

2021 Perennial Ferns, Grasses, and Vines


Adiantum pedatum      (maidenhair fern)
Athyrium nip. "Japanese Painted fern"
Athyrium nip. "Pictum Godzilla"
Matteuccia struthiopteris "Ostrich Fern"
Osmunda cinn.  "Cinnamon Fern"
Osmunda regalis  "Royal Fern"
Polystichum acros.  "Christmas Fern"

Calamagrostis a.  "Lightning Strike"
Festuca  "Cool as Ice"
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 scop.   "Standing Ovation"


Clematis  "Earthquake"  (pink)
Clematis  "Henryii"
Clematis  "Little Mermaid"
Clematis  "Volcano"  (red)
Humulus lupulus  "Cascade"  (Hops)
Wisteria mac.  "Summer Cascade"

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2021 Perennials

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Achillea  "Little Moonshine"
Achillea  "Moonshine"
Achillea  "Saucy Seduction"
Achillea  "Strawberry Seduction"
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"
Alcea ros. "Blacknight" (Hollyhock)
Alcea ros. "Mars Magic" (Hollyhock)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady"s Mantle)
Allium  "Millenium"   (Ornamental onion)
Artemesia  "Silver Mound"
Asclepias tub.  "Hello Yellow"
                             Asclepias tub. Hello Yellow 
                                            Asclepias tub. "Hellow Yellow" (Butterfly Weed): attracts hummingbirds, monarch butterflies, bees

Asclepias tuberosa
Asiatic Lily
    Asiatic Lily Double Sundew

Asiatic Lily  "Tiny Comfort" (dark red)
                    Asiatic Lily Tiny Comfort

Asiatic Lily  "Tiny Heroes" (orange)
                                            Asiatic Lily Tiny Heroes

Asiatic Lily  "Tiny Icon" (bright pink)
                   Asiatic Lily Tiny Icon

Baptisia  "Carolina Moonlight"
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"
Buddleja dav. "Buzz Velvet"

Campanula c. "Rapido Deep Blue"
Campanula c. "Rapido Deep Blue"
Campanula glomerata  "Genti Blue"
Campanula glomerata  "Genti White"
Campanula por. "Comp.Clockwise Dp. Blue"
Coreopsis grand.   "Jethro Tull"
Coreopsis v. "Moonbeam"
Coreopsis v. "Zagreb"

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Delphinium  "Magic Fountain Dk Blue/wht"
Dianthus   "Bumbleberry Pie"
Dianthus  "Cherry Pie"
Dianthus  "Georgia Peach Pie"
Dianthus  "Goody Gumdrops"
Dianthus  "Key Lime Pie"
Dicentra spectabilis  (Bleeding Heart)

Echinacea  "Adobe Orange" (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Art.Soft Orange" (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Cheyenne Spirit" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Cleopatra" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Dbl. Scoop Mandarin" (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Delicious Candy"  (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Firebird" (Coneflower)
                 Echinacea Firebird

Echinacea  "Julia"   (Coneflower)
Echinacea  "Kismet Red"     (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Orange Skipper" (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Pow Wow White"  (coneflower)
Echinacea  "Ruby Star"(Purple coneflower)
Echinacea  "Sombr.Salsa Red"(coneflower)
Echinacea  "Sombrero Lemon" (coneflower)
Echinacea  "White Fascinator" (Coneflower)
                Echinacea White Fascinator

Echinacea pur. "Pow Wow Wild Berry"
Eupatorium purpureum "Little Joe"

Gaillardia grand.   "Fanfare Citronella"
Gaillardia grand. "Fanfare Blaze"
Gaillardia grand. "Spintp.Red Starburst"
Geraniuim  "Blushing Turtle"
Geranium  "Azure Rush"
Geranium  "Brookside"
Geranium  "Rozanne"
Geranium wlassovianum

Helenium aut.  "Salsa"
Helenium aut. "Fuego"
Helenium aut. "Siesta"
Helenium aut. "Sombrero"
Heliopsis  "Burning Hearts"
Heliopsis  "Punto Rosso"
Hibiscus  "Pinot Grigio"
Hibiscus  "Pinot Noir"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna Pink Swirl"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Luna White"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Plum Crazy"
Hibiscus mosc.  "Starry Starry Night"

Iris pallida albo variegata
Iris pallida albo variegata
Iris siberica  "Caesar's Brother"
Iris siberica  "Concord Crush"
Iris siberica  "Snow Queen"
Iris, German bearded  "Buckwheat"
Iris, German bearded  "Cimarron Strip"
Iris, German bearded  "Immortality"
Iris, German bearded  "Orange Chariot"
Iris, German bearded  "Sea Double"
Iris, German bearded  "Summer Olympics"
Iris, German bearded  "Superstition"

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Leucanthemum "Real Dream"  (Shasta)
Leucanthemum s."Becky" (Shasta)
Lupin  "Popsicle Blue"
Lupin  "Popsicle Red"
Lysmachia clethroides

Monarda   "Coral reef"   (Bee Balm)
Monarda  "Jacob Kline" (Bee Balm)

Nepeta "6 Hills Giant"
Nepeta "Kit Kat"
Nepeta "Purrsian Blue"   (catmint)
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"

Oriental Lily  "Casa Blanca"
   Oriental Lily Casa Blanca

Oriental Lily  "Salmon Star"
                         Oriental Lily Salmon Star

Oriental Lily  "Stargazer"
Oriental Poppy  "Beauty of Livermore"

Penstemon digitalis "Blackbeard"
Peony  "Dr. F.G. Brethour" (Dble white)
Peony  "Mons. Jules Elie"  (double pink)
Peony  "Rachel" (Double red)
Peony  "Raspberry Sundae" dbl.cream+pink
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage)
Phlox p."Bubblegum Pink" ( Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Bright Eyes"  (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "David" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Glamour Girl" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Nicki" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. "Purple Kiss" (Garden Phlox)
Phlox sub. "Emerald Pink" (Creeping)
Physostegia  "Crystal Peak White"
Platycodon  "Sentimental blue"
Platycodon grand. "Fuji Blue"

Rudbeckia  "Little Goldstar"
Rudbeckia ful."Goldsturm"

Salvia  "East Friesland"
Salvia n. "Blue Marvel"
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  "Sunsparkler Dazzlerberry"
Sedum  "Sunsparkler Lime Zinger"
Sedum  "Sunsparkler Plumdazzled"
Sedum seiboldii
Solidago  "Little Lemon"

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  "BiColor Explosion"
Veronica  "Blue Bomb"
Veronica long.  "Vernique Dark Blue"
Veronicastrum, V. "Lavender Towers"

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