Where does one go to find exceptional garden perennials? Why should you order plants from Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.? Because we offer the most diverse selection of plants for your perennial garden. Whether you have a full sun garden or a woodland garden, we have a hardy perennial to meet your needs. We can suggest a perennial that will grow in zone 2, or a perennial that will grow in zone 11, so we have something for everyone!
Maybe you're wondering, why plant a perennial garden in the first place? Once established, a hardy perennial will come back year after year, creating fantastic gardens to be enjoyed for several seasons. Investing in garden perennials will save you on time and money that you would have spent if you used annuals instead.
No one garden solely benefits from perennial plants. A full sun perennial garden can feature such fall bloomers as Helianthus angustifolius 'First Light', USA natives like Eupatorium greggii, or hummingbird attractors like Verbena bonariensis. There are also plenty of hardy perennial plants for the woodland garden. Hostas are one of our specialties, but we also have ornamental grass-like plants for shade such as Ophiopogons, a large number of ferns, and interesting bulbs like Zingiber mioga 'Dancing Crane'.
If you are interested enough to order plants with us, we can help you determine if they are suitable for your climate. Your growing zone, light requirements, and soil conditions can all determine if a plant will act as a "hardy perennial" for you. We ship plants directly to you, so you can spend more time in your perennial garden and less time driving around searching for them.
Welcome to Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. We are a private research and display botanic garden located near Raleigh, North Carolina (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b). Our retail mail order division allows us to make the best perennials from our trials available to gardeners around the world, some of which were developed here, some from our plant explorations, and others from breeders around the world. Between 1988 and 2010, Plant Delights Nursery introduced over 500 new perennial plants to US horticulture. In 2002, we were honored to be recognized by the American Horticulture Society for our lifetime of work in commercial horticulture. This image gallery is but a sampling of the great perennial plants available for gardeners around the world. We do not carry all plants pictured at any one time, but since our mission is to educate and inspire, we hope these images and the linked articles below will expand your garden horizons and interest. You will find an array of other interesting information and fascinating perennials throughout our website...thank you for taking time to visit.