Plants


Our Plants: Bellevue Nursery works with a select group of Northwest growers and distributors to offer you the finest quality plants at the best value.  You’ll find classic bedding plants, reliable perennials and smaller-scale trees and shrubs that will work perfectly for you!  At the same time, we’re always on the lookout for new, unique, and unusual varieties to fuel your plant passion.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Just ask us and we’ll try our best to get it for you.

Names at a Glance: It’s helpful to ask/look for a plant by its botanical name in addition to its common name.  This is because there may be several plants that share a common name.   Example:  Black-eyed Susans come in both perennial (Rudbeckia fulgida) and annual  (Rudbeckie hirta)varieties.    In addition, the same plant may have several common names.   Example:  Liatris spicata is known as Gayfeather or Blazing Star.Rudbeckia Duo

Common name =  Common names fluctuate.  One person might call this plant Rudbeckia, while another calls it Black-eyed Susan.

Genus = The first word in a plant’s botanical name is the genus.  Think of this as a surname. There are several members of the Rudbeckia plant genus.

Species = The second word in a botanical name is the specific epithet, commonly called the species. This identifies the plant specifically, separating it from all other plants in the genus.  It is meaningless unless used in combination with the genus name.  Rudbeckia fulgida is a specific species.

Cultivar  =  This is the name is assigned by the plant breeder, usually noted in single quotation marks.   Popular cultivars are commonly referred to by their cultivar names in garden centers and mail-order catalogs.  Example:  ‘Goldsturm’.

Annuals – Annuals are plants that go through a complete life cycle, from seed to seed and then dies off, in one growing season. Their mission is to produce seed and propagate. Once it goes to seed, that’s the signal to the plant that it’s mission has been accomplished.

Check out the different annuals popular for each season:

Fall | Winter | Spring | SummerGo to Our Annuals Page

Perennials – The term perennial usually refers to flowering ornamental plants that continue growing, blooming, and seeding for a number of years. Although many perennials are evergreen, some are herbaceous, which means that the leaves and stems die down to soil level at the end of the growing season. Not to worry! Their roots (tubers, corms, etc.) survive through winter and foliage grows back the next spring.

Check out the different perennials popular for each season:

Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Tree & Shrubs – Bellevue Nursery selects trees and shrubs that are ideal for smaller gardens and patios. Many of our plants make fantastic container plants for entryways, at the end of a dock or as a courtyard focal point.

Check out the different trees and shrubs popular for each season:

Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Bulbs & Seeds – Planting seeds and bulbs provide the perfect opportunity to practice patience and delayed gratification. Pay attention to the soil and growing conditions, time it right, and you will be rewarded with your own grown-from-scratch plant and seasonal color!

Check out the different bulbs and seeds popular for these seasons:

Fall Bulbs & Seeds | Winter Seeds | Spring Bulbs & Seeds | Summer Seeds

Edibles – Like to grow your own? Bellevue Nursery will help you select a variety of plants that are well-suited to our regional climate to satisfy your taste buds all year long!

Check out the different edibles popular for these seasons:

Cool Season Edibles | Warm Season Edibles

Container Gardens – No yard? No problem! Container gardening is the perfect solution for those who can’t or don’t want to manage a huge gardening area, but who love the beauty of nature in their living or work spaces.

House Plants – Why not enjoy the beauty and benefits of nature inside as well as outside? Adding a houseplant or two finishes a room, transforming it into a true living space. Bellevue Nursery has the best house plant collection in town! From African Violets to ZZ plants and everything in between, we will help you choose the best plant for your décor. Brown thumb? We will give you advice on successfully growing a garden indoors.