Tiarella "Foam Flower"- attractive medium-green lobed leaves and 8-10” tall stems covered in tiny white to pinkish-white flowers, Tiarella cordifolia stands out in the garden as one the best native plants for use as a shade groundcover. Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions from dry to moist but well-drained soils, this undemanding plant performs reliably in the garden.
Woodland Phlox- Each upper stem of a fertile shoot terminates in a cluster of flowers spanning 2-3½" across. Each flower spans about 1" across. The preference is light shade to partial sun, moist to dry-mesic conditions, and a rich loamy soil with abundant organic matter.
Columbine- Intricate little flowers, they are most commonly a combination of red, peach, and yellow but also blues, whites, pure yellows, and pinks; they look almost like folded paper lanterns. Pert Sun/Sun.
Dicentra "Bleeding Heart"- the poetically named, have heart-shaped pendant pink or white flowers with spurs at the base and fernlike attractive foliage. This plant is a lovely sight when planted in a shady bed or woodland border.
Iberis "Candytuft"- grow 8 to 12 inches high and wide; their narrow, shiny dark green leaves look great all year.Pure white flower clusters are carried on stems long enough to cut for bouquets. Plants thrive in full sun or part shade and regular water.
Herbaceous Perennials List
‘Perennials of the Year’
2012-Brunnera "Jack Frost"
2011-Amsonia hubrichtii "Arkansas Blue Star"
2010 - Baptisia Australis
2009 - Japanese Forest Grass
2008 - Geranium 'Rozanne'
2007 - Nepeta faassenii 'Walkers Low'
2006 - Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'
2005 - Helleborus x hybrids