Plants We Like

These are our favorite perennial plants. They have one or more endearing characteristics to be in this lofty category. These plants are typically low maintenance, strong performers, showy, orΒ  perhaps unique in the ornamental garden. All are well-adapted to the Central New York climate (hardiness zone 4b).Β Β 

Plants are listed alphabetically by Latin name. Icons indicate our rating 🌻,  favorites ❀️,  and deer-resistant  🦌 selections. Toxic ☠️ plants are also noted. Some plants we have removed 🏳️ for one reason or another. See the Plants page for an explanation of symbols.