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Our Favorite Perennials

We just love perennials. They take so much of the work out of gardening. Plant them once and enjoy them for years to come. Great for gardens and containers! Our collection has been selected to thrive in Northern Virginia. Call for availability.
Also known as coral bells, Heuchera boasts brightly colored leaves for ten months of the year and dainty flowers in early summer. They are terrific in containers and in the garden; we like to mix them with hostas and ferns. These hardworking favorites make a wonderful border and thrive in shade or part shade.

Black Currant "Proven Winner"
Dark purple leaf with silver accents.

This georgeous heuchera contrasts beautifully with any white and green hosta.

Black Currant Heuchera

Key Lime Pie
This bright lime green foliage brightens pots and flower beds. Enjoy the dainty pink flowers in the spring.

Key Lime Pie Heuchera

Georgia Peach
This heuchera is perfectly suited to our Virginia climate. These peach-colored leaves provide color throughout the growing season.

Georgia Peach Heuchera

Intensely brilliant blue flowers smother the low growing foliage of this creeping plant. The bright blue lights up the garden when little else is growing from March into April. It grows 3• tall and is deer resistant.   Perennial that loves sun or mostly sunny areas.

Perennial Georgia Blue Veronica at Heather Hill Gardens
Georgia Blue

Japanese Painted Fern
Lovely silvery fronds with purple accents. This versatile fern loves shade and is deer resistant.

We love it paired with Charmed Wine Oxalis and pink begonias.

Japanese Painted Fern

With spikes of pretty blooms from May into June, this flowering perennial has everything going for it.  Very easy to grow and vigorous, it is deer resistant, long lived, and has a pretty  •bush• like shape when not in bloom. Blooms May into June.  We recommend any of the Baptisia for full sun or afternoon sun. Native.

Perennial Carolina Moonlight Baptisia at Heather Hill Gardens
Carolina Moonlight

Perennial Purple Smoke Baptisia at Heather Hill Gardens
Purple Smoke

These hardworking perennials are the backbone of many beautiful gardens and container plantings.

Coconut Custard Hosta at Heather Hill Gardens

Coconut Custard
What a cute little mini hosta!  It has yellow heart-shaped leaves, very symmetrical on a 6• tall mound.  Vigorous and sturdy, it will add a spot of color in every shady garden.  The blooms are held neatly above the leaves and the light purple color contrast nicely with the leaves.  Our hosta aficionados will appreciate the purple petioles and the heavy substance of the waxy leaves. 

Cracker Crumbs Hosta at Heather Hill Gardens

Cracker Crumbs
Bright chartreuse leaves with a shiny dark green margin on another cute mini hosta.  This one has a good growth rate filling in its little spot in the front of the garden. It will grow to 6• tall and has lavender flowers in July. You will love this cutie!

Creeping Phlox
You know spring is here when you see the cheerful blooms covering the entire plant! Grows 6" tall and likes lots of sun. We love creeping phlox because it is so colorful when the rest of our garden is still asleep. Evergreen, blooms end of March through April. Native.

Perennial Creeping Phlox at Heather Hill Gardens
Creeping Phlox

Bleeding Heart
We never imagined there could be an improvement over our grandmother's bleeding heart, but here it is. Pink flowers appear all season long. This is deer resistant and grows 10" to 12" tall. It enjoys shade or part shade, perfect for the front of the border or in a container.

Perennial Everblooming Bleeding Heart at Heather Hill Gardens
Everblooming Bleeding Heart

Spikes of purple blooms begin in early summer and continue throughout the season. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, but deer resistant! Grows to 18" tall and loves sun.

Perennial Nepeta at Heather Hill Gardens


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Last updated April 8, 2024