Plant Specialties

Hosta 'Afterglow' PPAF

Plant Delights Nursery has a special emphasis on rare and unusual plants, endangered plants, overlooked and even hard-to-propagate native plants. We strongly believe in ex-situ (off-site) conservation of endangered plants, when the plant has become endangered in its native habitat. We have tried to assemble complete collections of several genera or groups of plants for scientific study, and subsequent dissemination through our mail order catalog. When we began working with aspidistra in the late 1980s there were less than 6 species known, while there are now nearly 200 species, with several named from our collection.

Below is a list of perennial plants, of which we have some of the largest collections in the world. While not all of these rare and unusual perennials are available at one time, be assured we are working to propagate them as quickly as possible. Our primary focus is to offer plants for sale which either have a limited distribution or are simply not available commercially anywhere else. If you’re looking for unusual perennials, a wide selection of ferns, or any other hardy perennial that may be rare or hard to find, we hope you’ll check out our on-line mail order catalog.

Agave (Century Plants)
Amorphophallus (Voodoo Lily)
Arisaema (Jack in the Pulpit, Cobra Lilies)
Arum (Arum Lily)
Asarum (Wild Ginger)
Asparagus (Asparagus Fern)
Aspidistra (Cast Iron Plant)
Bamboo (Clumping varieties)
Baptisia (Redneck Lupine)
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Carex (Sedge)
Colocasia (Elephant Ears)
Crinum (Crinum Lily)
Disporopsis (Solomon’s Seal)
Disporum (Solomon’s Seal)
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Epimedium (Fairy Wings)
Eucomis (Pineapple Lily)
Farfugium (Leopard Plant)
Ferns (Hardy garden types)
Habranthus (Rain Lilies)
Hardy Ginger Lilies (Curcuma) 
Hedychium (Ginger Lily)
Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Hibiscus (Mallow)
Hosta (Plantain Lily)
Hymenocallis (Spider Lily)
Iris species
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
Liriope (Monkey Grass)
Lycoris (Surprise Lily, Hurricane Lily)
Musa (Hardy Banana Trees)
Hardy Orchids - bletilla, calanthe, cypripedium
Ophiopogon (Mondo Grass)
Perennial Ornamental Grasses
Palms - Cold hardy
Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal)
Rohdea (Sacred Lily)
Salvia (Ornamental Sage)
Sarracenia (Pitcher Plant)
Sinningia (Hardy Gloxinia)
Trillium (Toadshade)
Tricyrtis (Toad Lilies)
Variegated perennials
Woody Lilies
Yucca (Soapwort)
Zephyranthes (Rain Lilies)