Native, Naturally varieties now have their own label program for quarts and the new 2 1/2″ plug size!
Native forbs (a fancy word for flowering plants that are not grass) and grasses can be used in a home garden environment, too, with beautiful results. Just match their light and water requirements to your garden situation: Periwinkle Blue for Full Shade, Mint Green for Part Shade, Warm Apricot for Part Sun, and Sunny Yellow for Full Sun. Read about our “System for Success.”
We have icons that describe a wide variety of information.
Here are the icons you will find along with their meanings.
Cut Flower: The flowers will last for some amount of time in a vase
Aromatic Plant: Some part of the plant has a pleasing odor
Dried Flower: Flowers are useful in home decor and crafts when dried
Culinary Plant: Some part of the plant is edible as a vegetable or herb
Dye Plant: Some part of the plant may be used to make a natural dye
Special Garden Types
Water Plant: These plants will grow in or around water
Ground Cover: These plants will spread to cover bare ground
Edging: These plants make ideal edgings for your garden
Salt Tolerant: These plants are ideal for planting
Traffic Tolerant: These plants tolerate foot traffic
Vine: These plants climb walls, trellises, stumps, etc.
Rock Garden: These plants will grow in or around rocks
Containers: These plants will thrive in containers
Rain Garden: These plants are suitable for planting in specialized gardens that soak up rain water
Special Environmental Use
Bird Lovers: Some part of the plant is useful to birds for food or shelter
Hummingbirds: Some part of the plant is useful to hummingbirds for food (nectar)
Pollinators: These plants attract bees with their nectar and pollen
Butterflies: These plants attract butterflies
Deer Resistant: A natural way to deter deer from visiting your garden
Wet: A soil in which plant roots have access to water at all times
Well-Drained: A soil in which surplus water drains away quickly
Moist: A soil in which there is usually some dampness or moisture
Dry: A soil which holds no excess water
Full Sun: Sun for most of the day. All to mostly direct sun. Usually a Southern Exposure.
Part Sun/Part Shade: Sun for half of the day. Some direct sun or filtered sun. Usually a Western or Eastern Exposure.
Full Shade: Shade all day. No direct sun. Usually a Northern Exposure.
Back of the Label
The back of the tag is full of cultural information like height, spread, soil preferences, bloom time and uses. Just about anything you would want to know about that plant in a nutshell.
The Northern Sunset Perennial’s color system
helps your customers put our perennials
in the right place for gardening success!
Our nursery complies with the Invasive Species Voluntary Code of Conduct for Nursery Professionals.