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Nursery - Perennials


Hostas can show a variety of foliage and leaf size. Blooming times will vary throughout the year, which helps keep interest in your garden all the time. The most popular perennial in the US is the Hosta!

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With very few pest problems, these elegant plants grow best in indirect lighting usually found on the North side of a home or building. At Culver's we are known to carry some hard to find unusual cultivars. We shop hard to surprise you with new Hostas all the time. It is true, a Hosta can often actually grow in the sun, however you may get some burned leaves and not always the look you would prefer. A true Hosta lover falls in love easily with this number one garden sensation.


Heuchera or more commonly called Coralbells are one of the most colorful foliage plants in the garden. It is a wonder they are the happiest in a partial shade environment. So many options people love to collect!

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The striking color and patterns to their leaves make them a great partner with the hosta in the shade. Small flowers sometimes contrast the foliage. Palace Purple is the most common and durable winning the 1991 Perennial Plant of the Year. Every gardener must find a spot in his or her garden for the beauty of a coralbell.

Daylillies and Grasses
Daylilies / Grasses

Find all the NEW varieties of Daylilies plus the traditional favorites here! We take pride in being able to offer you a larger potted plant, which will result in a better looking landscape right from the start.

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These have the ability to tolerate drought, which is huge plus living in Iowa! They require very little care and come in so many beautiful colors. At Culver's we will speak with you on the proper shade selection, some perform better in full sun resulting in a great show of color. It's also great to learn when they will bloom. Grasses are an important component of the landscape. They offer long-season interest with summer foliage, fall flowers, and dried winter interest. They are very disease resistant and require little maintenance. Most grasses require half to full day sunlight. Their full size can be from a few inches tall to over ten feet. The variety of grasses has grown recently and now can be found in shades of red, yellow, blue, and white. We recommend the easy to grow Karl Foerster grass.


Echinacea or Coneflower began as a native Iowa plant and have evolved to one of the most collected perennials. They have been a mainstay in the sunny perennial garden and are drought and heat tolerant!

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Coneflowers grow well in a wide range of conditions. Some of the varieties even produce an intoxicating fragrance. Culver's offers the new as well as time-tested varieties in all the colors and styles available.

Nursery - Vines


Clematis noted the "Queen of the Vines" are the most popular of all hardy vines. They are fast growing, produce an exceptional amount of flowers and come in a wide range of colors.

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Clematis comes in a wide range of flower color, flower size, heights, and bloom time. Most clematis require a climbing structure to attach. They benefit from being planted in a proper site and left undisturbed.


This hummingbird magnet vine is one of the most hardy available. Its trumpet-shaped flowers are a great way to attract hummingbirds and butterflies into your landscape.

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Honeysuckle comes in a variety of bloom and foliage colors. They like "cool feet" so use lots of mulch. Some can become quite large and require a support structure. Halls Japanese honeysuckle has one of the nicest fragrances of the perennial.

Small Fruit
Small Fruits

Grapes, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry and strawberries are just the beginning to this category. Yum! We love to eat what we grow and it's healthy for you and your family!

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. Culver's Garden Center carries a large assortment of every winter hardy fruit available. Even the more unusual fruits such as currants and gooseberries are an option at Culver's. We suggest the Honeyberry for a new twist.


There are several types of ivies and vines that grow well in Iowa. The most common is Virginia Creeper. The foliage of an ivy is stunning and an absolute favorite in the garden.

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Ivy can be seen adorning the walls of brick buildings especially with its beautiful red fall colors. Thorndale or English Ivy is another that is often used as a hardy groundcover with its leather like leaves. One with the most prolific bloomers is the Trumpet Vines growing to over 30' and blooming from summer to fall. Choose a climbing vine and structure to add a tall interest to your garden.

Large Selection Of Perennials in Iowa

At Culver's you will find thousands of perennials that perform well in the sun and those that do well in the shade.

Perennials are the base of the garden. They are dependable and offer great texture and color. People enjoy them because they don't have to replant them every year compared to the annual and are relatively easy to grow.

Learn more today about the world of perennial gardening with a Culver's perennial expert! Can't get here and have a question? Use our Ask A Garden Expert Form!

The Perennial....

"a plant that lives for more than two years"

The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals. Generally the top portion of the plant dies back each winter and regrows the following spring from the same root system. Perennials take a year or two to get established.

The saying, "The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap!" describes most perennials. However, depending on the rigors of local climate, a plant that is a perennial in its native habitat, or in a milder garden, may be treated by a gardener as an annual and planted out every year, from seed, from cuttings or from divisions.

Culver's offers hundreds of options of perennials from sun to shade loving. Speak with a Culver's professional and learn how to properly care for your perennials and the environment in which to grow them in. We will help keep you informed on how to divide them, when is the best time, and how to mulch the soil therefore keeping optimum soil conditions. Need help picking one out, just ask any Culver's professional, and they would love to show you their favorite.

Enjoy A Sneak Peak

Take a look at a few NEW perennial varieties coming to Culver's in 2014! ...stop in to see the other 100!