Lets talk about Passion
Our hearts desire
What we love
Creates a sense of excitement
A longing for and want desperately
A time and a season
Willing to put effort and work for desired results when we have it
Nothing will fullfill that like growing a perennial garden.
What is a perennial?
Plants come back year after year and give and give beauty without any
effort and give a lifetime of beauty and enjoyment with no work, magically
choking out all weeds and flowering from spring to fall, and if we are lucky
even in winter.(Ha Ha)
If you want less effort grow annuals
If you want more enjoyment grow perennial
If you want to learn to love plants and become a passionate person
watching perennial will give you a world of enjoyment!!!!!!
Lets talk basic-Soil
Needs to have organic material in it but does not need amended like annual
Best suggestion is light amendments in the beginning with something like soil
pep. Heavy clay soils are the hardest to deal with.
Best advice is work with what you got
Don’t go crazy!!
They are deep rooted and are going to get most of what they need out
of the soil.
My favorite is bone meal!!! Naturally a time release fertilizer
Some perennial sometimes need iron supplimentation
Never granular fertilizers-liquid, liquid liquid……………
When to plant?
Whenever you can
Spring/fall best, but can be done anytime
Fall naturally best time to divide
Deeper less often
What does that mean?
It is all about you soil and what kind of plants that you are planting.
Now lets get to it!
Tried and true
Hot sun lovers
Part sun lovers
I have not seen you before?
What zone am I?
A zone is a generalized statement about a plant saying how harsh of a
climate it can withstand. Range from 2-10. We are around 2-4, sometimes
You quite possibly might be about 3
Zoning is not an exact science
Recognizing plants in area that you are at is biggest clue to a plants
Lupines next year
LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Tequila Flame’
Introducing our premium line of Westcountry Lupines.
Great news! We are excited to introduce a new series of incredible lupine from W estcountry breeding in the UK. These
are disease-free tissue culture varieties that create a spectacular show of spikes...in magni ﬁcent colors never dreamed of
until now. We recommend planting our 72-cell liners into ﬁnished containers in the late fall and vernalize over the winter .
Vernalization is the key to larger blooms (and more of them) in the spring. W e’ll send a culture sheet with every order to
ensure success. The quantities are limited this year , so please contact your growers and get their order into us as soon as
As a valued customer and experienced grower , we feel you should have the ﬁrst opportunity to grow these specimen
plants. We’ve brought in the two purple/violet varieties in greatest numbers as they are truly new and dif ferent than any
lupine we’ve ever seen. Because the ﬂower spikes are so large and impressive we suggest using these in mixed pots
or as focal points in the garden. They’re more expensive then normal lupines so you will need to give them the featured
space their color display demands. W e know this series will create a buzz at any retail store; the color palette and ﬂower
power of this series is unlike any other perennial on the market!
In addition to the lupine we suggest you seriously look at selling perennial geraniums (such as Geranium ‘Rozanne’)
in the fall. These geraniums will have the best show of color when vernalized over the winter in their ﬁnal pot. Other
perennials that should be on your overwintering list are: Aquilegia, Armeria maritima, Aubrieta, Coreopsis, Dianthus,
Doronicum, Iberis, Lithodora, Phlox paniculata and Phlox subulata. All of these need bulking to give a good display of
color that will fully cover the pot the following spring. Aquilegia also must be past a juvenile stage to ﬂower properly.
Ordering today will insure you have the best plants possible for your retail and wholesale customers. W e will have
vernalized 2 ½” pots of many of these varieties available for spring sales as well, but we urge you to plant in the fall for
best results, particularly for gallon or larger pots. We are looking forward to another great season working with you!
Please contact your favorite broker salesperson or call us today , and we’ll get you set up with the new
Westcountry Lupines and other perennials to start this fall.
LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Terracotta’ LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Gladiator’LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Desert Sun’
LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Beefeater’ LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Manhattan Lights’ LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Towering Inferno’
LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Red Rum’
LUPINUS Westcountry ‘Masterpiece’
72-cell Tray • 32-cell tray
Westcountry ‘Beefeater’ Westcountry ‘Red Rum’
Westcountry ‘Desert Sun’ Westcountry ‘Tequila Flame’
Westcountry ‘Gladiator’ Westcountry ‘Terracotta’
Westcountry ‘Masterpiece’ Westcountry ‘Towering Inferno’
Westcountry ‘Manhattan Lights’
Westcountry Lupine Varieties
great news for perennial growers!
‘Plumosa’-My all time