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Colorado Perennials & Perennial Flowers

  •     Photo courtesy: Deb W.
  •     Photo courtesy: Lisa B.
  •     Photo courtesy: Lisa B.

     
Planting
Perennials

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Growing
Lavender

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Dividing Iris
Day Lilies

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Pruning
Clematis Vines

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Welcome, Spring!

Perennials are the plants that just keep on giving, rewarding us season after season and year after year.  They show off with masses of blooms, beautiful leaves and wonderful textures that add richness and personality to our gardens. 

Tagawa Gardens is always searching coast to coast for the best and most beautiful perennials that will be right at home here in Colorado.   We start the growing season with hundreds of varieties, and just keep bringing in more and more as the summer unfolds.

Plant Select® is one of our most popular line of perennials, and for good reason.  Plant Select® brings some of Colorado's finest gardening experts together—CSU, Denver Botanic Gardens and our Green Industry-- into one program to grow and evaluate new or under-used plants that are Colorado tough. Tagawa's was named the Plant Select Nursery Partner of the year in 2013.

Our Perennials staff has years of experience. We'd love to put that experience to work for you, to help you choose the perennials that are a perfect fit for you garden.

Here is a list of perennials that we generally carry. This is not a live inventory and is for reference only. Please call the Perennial Department at 303-690-4722 ext 135 to check on current availability!

Here are some links to perennial resources that are recommended by our Perennial staff to be helpful to you in your quest for perennial information! Please click here for informational handouts written by Tagawa's own knowledgable staff!

Stepables®

Fine Gardening Plant Guide

Perennial Resouce

Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder

National Garden Bureau

What are the "hot topics" in Tagawa's Perennial Department?

1)  Ornamental grasses are a crowd favorite!  People appreciate how much their form and movement add to the landscape during the growing season, and in the winter months, too.  Ornamental grasses belong in every garden.  The Perennial Staff at Tagawa's can help you find the perfect grass for your setting. 

2)  Drought tolerant plants are drawing a lot of attention.  Our customers know that reducing their water bill is important.  But more and more, they're learning  that planting with our semi-arid climate in mind just makes sense. Many drought tolerant plants will grow up to be show-offs in just a couple of seasons.  What's not to love?

3)  Flowering vines are a huge hit!  Perennials like clematis can add so much color to an underused wall or corner.  Many of our flowering vines are great for pollinators, too.  Honeysuckle, trumpet vines, silver lace vines… so much flower power in one small pot!

What questions do we hear most often?

Question #1:  How early in the spring can I plant?
Metro Denver usually has its last frost by Mother's Day, so try to hold off until then.  If you have to plant earlier, be prepared to cover the plants with a sheet or box to protect against the cold. 

Question #2:  How do I plant properly?
Here is a link to our video, How to Plant Perennials!

Dig a hole that is half again wider and a bit deeper than the plant's root ball. Gently loosen the soil by flaring open the roots.  Set the plant into the hole, with the top of the root ball sitting slightly higher than the surrounding ground.  Mix one-third to two-thirds compost into the soil you removed when you dug the hole. 
For example, if you removed about three gallons of soil from the hole, mix that soil with one to two gallons of compost before refilling the hole.  Water your new perennial well right after planting.  Keep the root ball moist, but not soggy,for the next several weeks.

Question #3:  Which perennials bloom the longest?
Here a list of some of Tagawa's favorite long-season bloomers

Shade green lantern perennial at Tagawa Gardens Echinacea perrenials at Tagawa Gardens
Panicum Shenandoah perennials at Tagawa Gardens Tagawa Gardens Delphinium Peony perennials
Winter grass perennial, Tagawa Gardens

Welcome to Tagawa Gardens
Nursery & Garden Center

Want to work at Tagawa Gardens?

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Wednesday, January 3 - Sunday, February 25:

Monday - Friday: 10 to 5
Saturday: 9 to 5
Sunday: 11 to 5


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303.690.4722

7711 S. Parker Road Centennial, CO 80016

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