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Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

Penstemon have been a popular garden plant since the 1800's, so a very wide range of varieties from various species, and their hybrids, is available to modern gardeners. These offer a multitude of bloom colors as well as bloom sizes and plant heights to choose from. All have a…

Beardtongue, Penstemon

Beardtongue, Penstemon (Penstemon species)

The bright tubular blooms of Penstemon are a magnet for hummingbirds! The graceful stalks of flowers may look delicate but this is a plant that holds up under harsh conditions. Penstemon tolerates hot, dry conditions where other plants might fail. For a dramatic effect plant in…

Beardtongue, Penstemon

Beardtongue, Penstemon 'Riding Hood' Series (Penstemon schmidel)

A low-maintenance selection. Produces an elegant, long-season display of red trumpet-shaped blooms. The flowers are loved by hummingbirds. Adds a touch of class to any garden planting.


Bellflower (Campanula hybrid)

Campanula come in mounding, spreading and upright varieties. Their bell-like blooms vary from dainty stars to large cups, and may be single or clustered, upright or dangling. With so many choices a Campanula variety can be found to fit most garden settings.

Bellflower, Harebell, Bluebell

Bellflower, Harebell, Bluebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

The rotundifolia species is native to dry, grassy areas on at least four continents. Its delightful bell-shaped blooms grace slender, fine leaved stems bringing an airy, meadow effect to any garden.

Bellium, Miniature Daisy

Bellium, Miniature Daisy (Bellium minutum)

Dainty white flowers with thread-like petals over bright green foliage. Dense mats of spreading foliage provide a rewarding display. Adds a touch of class to any garden planting.

Bergamot, Bee Balm

Bergamot, Bee Balm (Monarda hybrid)

This wonderful, all-around performer emits a delightful scent. Produces whorled clusters of tubular florets and deliciously fragrant foliage. Flowers are loved by hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.


Bergenia (Bergenia purpurascens)

Dark, glossy foliage gives Bergenia multi-season appeal, as it shades from green to red with cooler weather. The added bonus of clusters of tiny blooms in spring increases its garden value.

Bigleaf Ligularia, Summer Ragwort, Leopard Plant

Bigleaf Ligularia, Summer Ragwort, Leopard Plant (Ligularia dentata)

A bold selection that thrives in wet soil. Large leaves with deep red leaf stalks, and red flower stems topped with yellow blooms, create dramatic yet tasteful contrast. Wonderful paired with fine or vertical leaved plants.

Bitterroot, Cliff Maids

Bitterroot, Cliff Maids (Lewisia longipetala)

This beauty is prized for its colorful flowers that bloom over a long time period, from April through June. Lewisia are native the Western North America and thrive when provided a planting site with excellent drainage. Originally discovered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1875, the…