About Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc.: “Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc. is a wholesale container nursery growing mainly 1 gallon perennials including tender perennials, ferns, grasses, shrubs and vines.”

For more information: Brent Horvath; BrentH@intrinsicperennialgardens.com


Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’

Common name: Big bluestem

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc., Hebron, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 9
  • Dark green foliage with purple highlights spring and late summer into fall, turning nearly black
  • 5+’ tall by 2’ wide
  • Full sun; any soil but wet
  • None indicated
  • Liners; deep 50 plug, 1-gallon containers

Sedum ellacombianum ‘Cutting Edge’

Common name: Russian stonecrop

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc., Hebron, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 9
  • Butter yellow-edged foliage looks good from spring to fall; some pink highlights at times; golden yellow flowers in summer
  • 6 to 8” tall by 12 to 15+” wide
  • Full sun to part shade, well-drained soil is best
  • None indicated
  • Liners; 4.5-inch containers

Sedum × ‘Pillow Talk’

Common name: Showy autumn stonecrop

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc., Hebron, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 9
  • Substantial gray-green foliage on purple-red stems; large, 6-inch bicolor pink-magenta flower heads in September
  • 24” tall by 24” wide; vigorous growth
  • Full sun is best; light shade; well-drained soil
  • More resistant to Rhizoctonia and other fungal diseases
  • Liners; 1-gallon containers

Sedum × ‘Rock Star’

Common name: Stonecrop

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc., Hebron, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 8
  • Gray-green, pointed foliage emerges on tight, dome-shaped clumps; late August to mid-September bicolor pink and magenta flower heads bloom on compact 1-foot plants
  • 12” tall by 18” wide; fast growing
  • Full sun to light shade, well-drained soil
  • Resistant to fungal diseases, including Rhizoctonia
  • Liners; 1-gallon containers

Photos courtesy of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc.