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W. & E. Radtke, Inc. is the culmination of more than 90 years of experience in the horticultural industry. We have been specializing in perennials since 1970. Although the family business actually started in 1929 with roots going back to the mid 1800’s.

At W. & E. Radtke, Inc. our plants are NURSERY GROWN…GARDEN READY! We are dedicated to helping customers achieve gardening success with the best genetics and a vast selection of plants. We offer perennials under the Northern Sunset Perennials brand; native plants as NATIVE, Naturally!™; herbs with the Scarborough Faire name and vegetables and small fruits under the Grandpa Red’s logo.

Wholesale Grower

Our established and new wholesale customers alike, can click on the button below for more information, plant availability and pricing.

Our Plants

The 2022 Plant Lineup is ready!
So many plants to choose from it’s hard to whittle it down. At W. &E. Radtke we constantly strive to bring you the newest and best of the plant genetics available today. We offer more than 1,400 varieties – lots of choices!

Resources & Tips

Get help figuring out what to plant where, how many plants do I need for a specific area, discover how to make a Rain Garden. Take a look at our wide variety of helpful lists.

Where to Buy?

Northern Sunset Perennials are available at many fine garden centers and from talented landscapers in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan. Click on the area/state in which you live and get a listing, by city, of providers of Northern Sunset Perennials.

Latest News & Updates

NEW PLANTS

Cherries Jubilee Hens-and-Chicks

SEMPERVIVUM x CHICK CHARMS® Cherries Jubilee™ <S. Alanka> (Cherries Jubilee™ Hens-and-Chicks) A cherry red treat fit for a queen! Chick Charms® Cherries Jubilee™ has the
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Putting the Garden to Bed

Cutting Back Most perennials can be cut back in fall, though some (like ornamental grasses) prefer to remain standing for the winter. Those left standing
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UNDERUSED PLANTS

More Underused Perennials

There are lots of options when you are looking for new perennials to plant. New cultivars are being introduced every year, with better genetics that
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