Long Bloom Period

A garden in full bloom is a complete delight. Like the local fireworks show, you’d love to have some blooms exploding every week, to keep the garden exciting. And it’s true -- you can certainly make that happen with careful selections. But when you want to see something blooming all summer, without a ton of work, there are plenty of options to turn to! These amazing plants will just keep on blooming for months -- and for that reason, they tend to appear on most Plant Club members’ lists year after year. (See our "Long Bloom Period" Top 25 Rankings!)

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2022 Plant Club Top 25

Plant 2022 2021
Buxus 'Glencoe' 1 1
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' 2 4
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' 3 NR
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' 4 3
Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' INCREDIBALL 5 5
Azalea 'Karens' 6 NR
Buxus 'Green Velvet' 7 2
Taxus x media 'Hicksii' 8 NR
Hydrangea macrophylla 'PIIHM-II' BLOOMSTRUCK 9 7
Geranium maculatum 10 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' 11 NR
Vinca minor 'Bowles' 12 NR
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' 13 NR
Buxus 'Green Mountain' 14 NR
Impatiens 'Bounce Violet' 15 NR
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' 16 14
Rhododendron x 'Nova Zembla' 17 NR
Carex pensylvanica 18 NR
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' 19 NR
Chrysanthemum 'Padre Purple' 20 19
Hosta 'Patriot' 21 NR
Impatiens x hybrida 'Sunpatiens Compact Purple' 22 NR
Mertensia virginica 23 NR
Lobelia cardinalis 24 NR
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive' SUMMER CRUSH 25 9

NR: No Ranking

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Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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