GVN's Favorites for 2017



  • Allium 'Millenium'

    18" H, 15" W. Full sun. Zone 4.

    .A long-blooming selection with two inch rosy-purple flower heads. These globe-shaped flowers are held high above a mound of attractive, glossy green foliage in late summer. Attractive seed heads appear after flowering. An excellent deer and rabbit resistant perennial.
    Item # 5558
  • Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'

    4-5' H. 3' W. Full sun. Zone 3.

    Larger and more tender option to green asparagus. Wonderfully mild, nutty flavor when cooked, 20% higher sugar content than green varieties makes Sweet Purple delicious even raw! Spears turn green when cooked.
    Item # 05585
  • Hemerocallis 'Baby Stella'

    8" H. Full sun to part shade. Zone 3.

    Large bright yellow flowers, that bloom continually all summer long.
    Item # 05534
  • Hydrangea arborescens 'Wee White'

    1-2.5' H. 1-3' W. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.

    This smooth hydrangea is covered in pure white mophead flowers from summer to fall. The blooms start white and age to shades of green and pink - and they keep coming, with fresh buds being produced through autumn. Strong stems prevent flopping. Now, everyone has room for a hydrangea in their garden.
    Item # 05577
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Ginger Wine'

    5' H. 6' W. Full sun. Zone 3.

    A new ninebark with exceptional color: rich hues of orange red in spring and fall, and sparkling burgundy in summer. Large white flowers in late spring give way to bright red seed-heads.
    Item # 05554
  • Populus tremuloides 'Mountain Sentinel'

    35' H. 8' W. Full sun. Zone 3.

    Extremely narrow and upright, with ascending branches, it has the same silvery-gray bark, fluttering leaves, and golden yellow fall color as Quaking Aspen, but in a much narrower form.
    Item # 05548
  • Potentilla fruticosa 'Orange Whisper'

    2-3' H, 3' W. Full sun. Zone 2.

    Uniform mounded shape with abundant small orange flowers throughout summer.
    Item # 02763
  • Quercus macrocarpa 'Top Gun'

    45' H. 15' W. Full sun to part shade. Zone 3.

    Top Gun Burr Oak has dark green foliage with gray undersides throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The furrowed black bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
    Item # 05550
  • Rhododendron 'Minnetonka'

    4' H, 5' W. Full sun to part shade. Zone 4.

    A large-leaved, compact, slow-growing, evergreen rhododendron valued for its showy flowers, glossy foliage, and exceptional hardiness. In late spring, deep reddish-purple buds open to large light lavender-pink flowers with a yellow-green blotch.
    Item # 05557
  • Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'

    2' H. 2' W. Full sun. Zone 4.

    Extra-large, golden yellow flowerheads. It will bloom from early summer until first frost. Use it in borders, cottage gardens, meadows, or for naturalizing. Butterflies are drawn to it all season.
    Item # 05559