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Bay State Perennial Farm is known for its wide selection of perennials. Plants are listed alphabetically by their latin names and can be located by clicking on the first letter of the plant name in the alphabet above.

Achillea Moon Dust & Verb bon 600

Achillea ‘Moon Dust’ with Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

Baptisia australis     (Blue False Indigo) Showy indigo-blue flowers carried on tapering spikes up to a foot long. Spikes are held above the dense, mounds of blue/green leaves. Large black seed pods follow the flowers and remain decorative into early winter, overall height is around 4’ tall. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types and moisture levels, except overly wet, soggy places. For sun to part shade. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies. A beautiful, easy to please, long-lived perennial that looks great as a specimen or combined with just about anything! Zone 4.

    ‘Blue Towers’ New     Enormous spikes skyrocket up to 20” long carrying large, periwinkle to lavender blue flowers in early summer. Flower spikes stand tall above the upright, narrowly vase-shaped clump of glaucous- green foliage on sturdy stems, 4’-4’ tall. Blooms in early summer. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant. Zone 4.

    DECADENCE® Cherries Jubilee    Very different maroon and yellow flowers are carried on strong scapes above densely branched, blue/green foliage Flowers age to gold. Flower stems have the added feature of producing secondary branching, making this variety especially showy. 2’-3’ tall, blooms late spring-early summer. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant.

    DECADENCE® Dutch Chocolate New     Rich, velvety chocolate/purple flowers are held on upright stems above densely compact, deep blue-green foliage. Foliage starts lower on the stems, covering the base. 2’-3’ tall, blooms late spring-early summer. Best in full sun with good, reasonably moist soil. Baptisia are substantial plants with an almost shrub-like appearance. Uses include accent and specimen, grouping for dramatic impact, mixed perennial borders and, even seasonal hedging. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant.

    DECADENCE® Lemon Meringue     Impressive vigor compared to other yellow Baptisia. Forms an upright, mound of attractive blue-green foliage topped with long, charcoal stems carrying charcoal buds and lemon yellow flowers. Attractive seed pods in fall. 3ft. tall. Zone 3. Earned the Colorado State University “Top Performer” award and selected as the Int’l Hardy Plant Union Perennial of 2012. 

Baptisia Decadence Pink Truffles 175

DECADENCE® Pink Tuffles New     A novel new color for Baptisia! Clear soft pink blossoms with a pale yellow keel are produced in late spring, the perfect complement to peonies, bleeding heart and other spring bloomers. Its compact, shorter habit makes it easy to fit into any garden. 2‘-3’ tall. Zone 4.

    DECADENCE® Sparkling Sapphire New

Belamcanda chinensis     We use the blackberry lily in the center of island beds and at the back of long borders where its iris-like leaves contrast nicely with surrounding foliage and its 2in. wide, bright orange, flowers delicately arrayed on 4-5 foot stalks  establish a bold presence while, at the same time, maintaining a light, airy demeanor. The shiny black fruits that follow the flowers are attractive in the garden and in arrangements. Zone 4. FullSun-s Drip Drip2 Attracts Butterflies scissors

    chinensis ‘Hello Yello’ New    Yellow flowered form of the native species with the same ornamental, pea-sized, black seeds on branched scapes that are great for cutting. Blooms July-August. 18” tall. Attracts butterflies. We’ve combined it with Imperata k. ‘Red Baron’ and Caryopteris, (Blue-mist shrub), for late summer effect. Zone 4.

Bellis perennis ‘Rominette Mix’    (English Daisy) Deep green foliage and lots of deep crimson, pink, or white flowers for a long period in early spring. An improved form of 'Pomponella Mix' All English daisies are short lived but can be kept going indefinitely through divisions made after flowering. All are just as cute as buttons and worth growing even for the short term. Zone 3.

Bergenia ciliata ‘Dumbo’    A unique Bergenia with very large, rounded leaves covered on both sides with soft, downy hairs, 12”-16” tall by 24” wide. Pink flowers in spring on short stems. Makes a striking accent plant, both in the garden and in containers. For sun to part shade with average or better, evenly moist soil. Takes its time reaching its full magnificent size but it will get there. Zone 5. Has done well in our borders. Rabbit and deer resistant.

Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama ‘Jim Crockett’    A dwarf form developed by Dr. Thomas Boyle of the University of Massachusetts and named in honor of Jim Crockett, former host of the Victory Garden television show. Plants grow to 20ins. and produce masses of mauve-pink daisies July through late September. Attractive blue/green, milldew resistent foliage. Flowers are a bit smaller than those of Aster x frikartii,but the color is close, and the bloom period equally long. An attractive but underused border perennial that shows a steady supply of flowers from the middle to the end of the season, over dark green and clean foliage, pest free. Tolerant of a range of soil types from dryish to moist but will perform best in sun with average or better soil that remains reasonably moist but well-drained. 18-24" tall. Zone 3

Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’     Tall, billowy clumps to 4-5’ tall with masses of 1” wide, white daisy-like flowers in late summer-fall. Sturdier than variety ‘Pink Beauty’ which should be staked, ‘Snowbank’ stands tall at the back of the sunny border lending vertical contrast and late season color. Attracts butterflies, is deer resistant and is a good cut flower. Zone 3. 

Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian Bugloss)    Sprays of Forget-me-not, bright blue flowers in spring, over large, heart-shaped, cupped and corrugated leaves that are perfectly layered one on top of the other to form a symmetrical mound that remains attractive all season long. Prefers evenly moist soil in part to full shate. Zone 3.

    macrophylla ‘Alexander’s Great’ New    A giant version of B. ‘Jack Frost, 28” wide by 15” tall with large, heart-shaped leaves washed with silver and webbed with green veining. An amazing sight in the shade garden, with rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Zone 3a.

    macrophylla ‘Hadspen Cream’     A delicate cream border traces the edges of deep green, heart-shaped leaves. Sprays of blue forget-me-not flowers bloom in spring. To 12".

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

'Jack Frost'    A gorgeous sport of B. 'Langtrees', displaying leaves with a frosty silver overlay and light green venation, resembling cracked porcelain. Sprays of tiny blue flowers in spring are a nice bonus on this fantastic foliage plant.

     

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36 State Road (Routes 5 & 10)
Whately, MA 01093
(413) 665-3525

 

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P.O.Box 706
N. Hatfield, MA 01066

 

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