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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 2021 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


Felix Crousse Peony

Paeonia x Felix Crousse (Felix Crousse Peony) This DOUBLE-FLOWERED type peony was introduced to America in 1881! Generations of gardeners have enjoyed this classic French
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The Ice Saints Cometh..

Being of German (and other East European descent) the Radtke Family has been aware of the legend of the Ice Saints for many years. It’s
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Little Lanterns Columbine

Aquilegia Little Lanterns is a cultivar/nativar of the Native Wild Columbine. Like the species, it adds dainty red flowers to the shade garden in late
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