Here are some more beautiful perennials that we love for Utah and that we have in our nursery:
Brunnera - Brunnera macrophylia
Brunnera produces beautiful tiny blue flowers resembling Forget-Me-Nots in early spring.
- Thrives in shady areas with less than 4 hours of sun per day.
- Attractive heart-shaped green and silver foliage makes this plant stand out in the garden, even after it’s finished blooming.
- Grows 1-2’ tall and wide
Lungwort - Pulmonaria spp.
Like Brunnera, Lungwort is also a shade lover best suited for shady north-facing beds. East-facing beds that receive some morning sun and are also suitable.
Lungwort is low maintenance and works well as a border plant.
- Has beautiful clusters of petite blue, pink, of purple blossoms.
- This plant’s name is derived from its foliage – the green leaves with speckled silver splotches is said to resemble a diseased lung.
- Grows about 1-2’ tall wide.
Bleeding Hearts - Dicentra spectabilis
This plant’s iconic heart-shaped blossoms have enamored gardeners for generations. Bleeding Hearts work great in shade gardens accompanied by summer and fall blooming perennials.
- The blooms come in pink, white, or red depending on variety.
- Prefers cool and shady areas.
- Bleeding Hearts become dormant in late spring or early summer due to Utah’s extreme heat.
- Grows to 2-3’ tall and wide.
Shannon Cavalero – Operations Manager
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