Category Archives: Perennials

Bleeding Hearts

 
Pink Bleeding Heart
Could any name more accurately describe the beauty of the bleeding heart?  Each spring, this classic large scale perennial graces shaded beds, borders and woodland gardens with their unique and prolific bloom. Their arching branches will span 2-3' tall and … Continue Reading ››

Blooming Scilla Bulbs and Ajuga

Scilla, Siberian Squill
The blue floral carpet of Scilla, also known as Siberian Squill, is in full bloom right now. Its azure blue flowers are a hot topic at the nursery and online this week.  Everyone wonders what they are and where they came … Continue Reading ››

Helleborus, Lenten Rose

Lenton Rose
Say "I do" to the Helleborus Wedding PartyTM  Series!  It's a new collection of Helleborus at Knecht's, and we're honored to share it with you.  The Helleborous Wedding PartyTM Series is an selection of double flowered Hellebores, developed by hybridizer Hans Hansen of Walter's Gardens … Continue Reading ››

Evergreen Perennials and Groundcovers

Image of coral bells
Heuchera or Coral Bells
Our exposed, dormant landscape has strengthened my appreciation for those evergreen and semi-evergreen plants that add winter texture, and color. Perennials and groundcovers such as coral bells, lenten rose, creeping phlox, wintergreen, euonymus, and vinca draw … Continue Reading ››

October Perennial Care and Maintenance

Heuchera or Coral Bells
Heuchera or Coral Bells
As we move further into fall, overnight frosts and freezes send our perennials to bed. But there is still much that can be done to prepare our garden beds and borders for their winter rest. … Continue Reading ››