Frost to Frost™ Program Guide

Keep Perennial Color on Your Retail Bench from Season to Season


10/12/2020

Plan for Frost to Frost™ Color

A little planning goes a long way. Build stunning endcaps by choosing ahead of time what perennials you will be featuring throughout the year. Sequencing a different set of perennials to show color in each of the four core seasons will ensure the high value areas of your garden center are always looking nice, and keep things fresh for returning visitors.



Start with a Theme

Take things to the next level by adding a theme, such as Pollinator Plants, Deer Resistant, or Shade Perennials. Plants that solve problems are often among the first off the shelves.

An example of this would be building a Proven Pollinators® table. Starting with a display Paint the Town Dianthus in Early Spring, transitioning to Leading Lady Monarda in Late Spring, COLOR CODED™ Echinacea in Early Summer, and finishing the summer off with FALL IN LOVE™ Anemone.



Sales Window Key
Early Spring Late Spring Early Summer Late Summer
Multi Season (Fabulous Foliage)
Multi Season (Trim & Rebloom)
Early Spring (Weeks 15-22) - These plants bloom from April - May and tend to be on the early end of the Spring rush. Perennials in this category include Dianthus and spring blooming types of Phlox.

Late Spring (Weeks 23-27) - June is perennial month, and that is when you will usually find these plants in flower. With forcing these plants may be ready in May. Perennials in this category include Baptisia and Monarda.

Early Summer (Weeks 28-33) - Spanning July to mid August. Plants in this category include Heliopsis, Hibiscus, and Echinacea.

Late Summer (Weeks 34-38) -These plants are among the slowest plants to mature, coming into flower in mid August to September. Japanese Anemones are a good example of this type of perennial.

Multi Season - Fabulous Foliage (Weeks 19-38) - These plants are grown primarily for their foliage and so look good all summer long. Use these plants to fill in a gap between flowering nursery stock. Perennials in this category include Heuchera, Hostas, and Ferns.

Multi Season - Trim & Rebloom (Weeks 19-38) - These plants typically flower in Late Spring or Early Summer and with a trim will flush back out to show late season color. Use these plants with their second sales window to supplement late summer and fall programs. Perennials in this category include Shasta Daises, Nepeta, and Salvia nemorosa.

VarietyInputBloomsProven Pollinator®Deer ResistantDrought TolerantRebloomerLowest Main.Made for the ShadeNativarFabulous Foliage
Achillea Firefly CollectionBR, LinerESu - LSuXXXX



Allium 'Serendipity'BRMSu - LSuXXX
X


Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'BR, LinerLSp - ESu
X

X
X
Anemone FALL IN LOVE™ 'Sweetly'LinerLSu - EFaXX





Aruncus 'Chantilly Lace'LinerESu - MSu
X

XX

Baptisia DECADENCE® SeriesBR, LinerLSp - ESuXXX
X
X
Bergenia 'Miss Piggy'LinerESp - LSp
X


X
X
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack of Diamonds' & 'Queen of Hearts'LinerMSp - LSp
X

XX
X
Clematis 'Stand By Me'BRLSp - MSuXX
X



Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® SeriesLinerESuXXX




Dianthus Paint the Town SeriesLinerESuXXXXX


Dicentra 'Pink Diamonds'LinerLSp - EFaXX
XX


Echinacea COLOR CODED™ CollectionLinerESu - EFaXXXXX
X
Echinacea LAKOTA™ FireLinerESu - EFaXXXXX
X
Gypsophila paniculata Festival Star®BR, LinerLSp - EFa
XX




Heliopsis helianthoides Tuscan Gold™ & 'Tuscan Sun'BR, LinerMSu - LSuX

X

X
Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® CollectionBRESu - LSuX






Heuchera DOLCE® SeriesLinerFoliage
X


XXX
Heuchera PRIMO® SeriesLinerFoliage
X


XXX
Heucherella FUN AND GAMES® SeriesLinerFoliage




XXX
Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® CollectionBR, LinerMSu - LSuXX

X
X
Hosta SHADOWLAND® CollectionLinerFoliage



XX
X
Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ CollectionBR, LinerESu - LSuXXXX



Lavandula angustifolia Sweet Romance®LinerESu - EFaXXXX



Leucanthemum superbum AMAZING DAISIES® CollectionLinerESu - LSuX

X



Ligularia 'Bottle Rocket'LinerMSu
X





Monarda Leading Lady SeriesLinerESu - MSuXX


X

Monarda didyma Pardon My SeriesLinerMSu - LSuXX


X

Nepeta 'Cat's Meow' & 'Cat's Pajamas'BR, LinerESu - EFaXXXXX


Origanum 'Drops of Jupiter'LinerLSuXX

X

X
Penstemon 'Midnight Masquerade'BR, LinerESu - MSuXXX


XX
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Denim 'n Lace' & Sage Advice'BR, LinerMSu - EFaXXX
X


Phlox 'Cloudburst'BR, LinerESu - LSuX

X

X
Phlox Opening Act SeriesBR, LinerESu - MSuX

X

X
Phlox paniculata LUMINARY™ CollectionBR, LinerMSu - LSuX




X
Phlox Sprite & MOUNTAINSIDE™ SeriesLinerMSp - LSp





X
Phlox subulata SPRING BLING™ SeriesBR, LinerMSp - LSp



X
X
Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'LinerESu - MSu
X

XX
X
Pulmonaria 'Spot On'LinerLSp
X

XX
X
Salvia COLOR SPIRES® CollectionBR, LinerLSp - ESuXX





Salvia nemorosa Profusion SeriesBR, LinerLSp - ESuXX
X



Sedum ROCK 'N GROW® CollectionBR, LinerEFaX
X
X


Sedum ROCK 'N LOW™ CollectionBR, LinerESu - MSuX
X
X

X
Sedum ROCK 'N ROUND™ CollectionBR, LinerLSu - EFaX
X
X

X
Tiarella 'Cutting Edge'LinerESp - LSpX


XXXX
Veronica MAGIC SHOW® CollectionBR, LinerESp - LSpXX
XX


Fern - Athyrium niponicum 'Crested Surf'LinerFoliage



XX
X
Grass - PRAIRIE WINDS® CollectionLinerLSu - EFa
XX
X
XX