Welcome to our 2019 Northern Grown Perennials (NGP) website!  For long standing customers, we are glad you have returned to check on available Hostas, Daylilies and Peonies for the season.  If this is your first time visiting our NGP site, we are glad you have dropped by for a look around!



It is our desire that you can feel confident when investing in NGP plants. To validate this desire, please feel free to check out our unsolicited customer reviews at Dave’s Garden Watchdog.   Contrary to what the popular plant sales trend seems to be, we do not sell or ship the so called “junior” or “starter” size hosta tissue cultures.  All our stock is grown in-ground on our farm and we go out of our way to sell large size plant stock.  And when it comes to the DAYLILIES we ship, our listed price means that you will receive at minimum a husky 2-3 fan plant.  All our PEONIES are crown divisions with at least 3-5 eyes.  Our nursery stock is absolutely guaranteed.  (See our guarantee below on this page.)



We have been hybridizing hostas for more than 20 years, concentrating on the medium to very large types.  The selection process is lengthy and vigorous.  Any hosta we introduce has been grown on here for a minimum of  8-10 years.  We want to be sure that each one is distinctive, making a good garden presence.  Accordingly, hundreds of “nice” seedling clumps  are discarded for every cultivar we ultimately introduce.  While many NGP hostas have been tissue cultured by tc labs in the US and in Europe, we resist the tc route.  All NGP hostas are strictly originator’s (ours) stock.  On our introductions page you will see a sharp new hosta for 2019, as well as those from previous years.   If you have questions on any of these, just drop an email our way.   We are introducing two new NGP hostas for 2019.



When it comes to the matter of introducing plants from our own hybridizing, we are very careful to be very selective as we want you to feel confident in their worth and adaptability to your garden setting.  Each introduction must have a positive garden presence and grow readily with no fussing.  All our Frostline daylily introductions have been tested on our Zone 4 Wisconsin farm for several seasons in order to assure their worth and hardness.  We invite you to take at look at some new introductions for 2019, as well as previous ones.  We have 5 new daylily introductions for 2019.



Please take a few minutes to peruse our “Frequently Asked Questions” page and our “Plant Characteristics” page.  Both of  these contain a wealth of information based on our observations here on the farm.  We will add more as we hear from you in regard to suggestions. 



For any cultivar to be on the general listing, it must prove to be a good garden plant and to perform and prosper here for us. Accordingly, we do not try to list every new introduction or all the older ones.  Unfortunately, there are many newer hostas coming from the tc labs that are decidedly “iffy” at best.  We test many new availabilities each season and, sorry to say, we often discard several after a couple season’s testings here.  

In regard to the general daylily listing, we have shrunk it, especially after the winter of 2017, which tested the hardiness of many of the southern bred plants.  We still have some evergreen types listed, but they have to prove that they will endure here for us.  After 2017’s winter, we eliminated dozens which were just too fussy or fragile.   Our general rule for a plant to be listed is that it must grow well here for us with no fuss.  It should perform readily in an average garden, with average soil, with average weather, and average precipitation.  Here we do not fertilize other than to incorporate manure when we replant, and we do not have any irrigation lines extending to the growing areas. 



Ordering information is to be found in our “General Information” page. 


·        QUESTIONS?

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at our stable email address:      If you prefer to call, we suggest late evening, well after dark when we will be near the phone, or early morning calls around 6:00 a.m. CST.  Calls during daylight hours will generally be non-productive as we will be outside.  We are always glad to visit via phone: 608-734-3178.   Our shipping season begins in late April or early May and continues through early October.


We are absolutely appreciative of our customers through the years and will continue to the best of our ability to provide top quality plants. 



          Best wishes for a good gardening season in 2019.  If we may help in that regard, we would be honored.



          Thank you.

                                                          Rod Lysne

                                                          Northern Grown Perennials

                                                          Ferryville, WI  54628






GUARANTEE:  We guarantee our stock to be true to name and in good condition upon arrival.  If you are dissatisfied with any plants you receive, simply return them within 7 days with their labels and we will refund their cost plus shipping expenses.

Furthermore, on any NGP introductions (hostas or daylilies) we guarantee you will be pleased with their performance.  Grow them on for two full seasons; then, if they have not met your expectations, simply return the undivided clump.  We will refund you the original cost plus your shipping expense.


COMMUNICATIONS:  Emails are the best source of contacting us.  We do our very best to answer emails on the same day you send them.  Our stable email address is ngp@mwt.net .  If you wish to contact us via phone, our number is 608 734 3178 .  The best time to reach us is at 6:00 a.m. CST or well after dark in the evening.  Late evening calls are fine.  Midday calls will usually be unfruitful as we are outdoors when the sun is shining.  We are glad to return voice mails.


ORDERING/PAYMENT:  Feel free to use the printable order page to submit an order with a personal check or money order.

While we are not able to accept credit cards, many of our customers prefer the ease of using .  When using Paypal, just check with us on the plants you desire.  We will get right back to you on availability and cost.  You can then make payment to our email address or we can send a PayPal invoice.  We will make a copy of your email, using it as your order form.


To pay with PayPal, use the following few steps:

1.     Browse to www.paypal.com

2.     Log in to your PayPal account with your email address and password.

3.     Click the send Icon at the top of the page as shown below.

4.     Enter ngp@mwt.net for the email to send to along with the appropriate dollar amount. 

5.     OR we will send you a PayPal invoice if you have an established account.




Otherwise, checks and money orders are the standard form of payment.


MAILING ADDRESS:  Northern Grown Perennials

                                        54779 Helland Rd

                                           Ferryville, WI  54628




SHIPPING MODE & COSTS:  We ship USPS Priority Mail. 

Shipping costs:  (Priority Mail)

~For WI, MN, IA, IL, MI, ND, SD, NE:  $8.00 plus $1.00 per plant

~For New England and East Coast states: $22.00 plus $1.00 per plant

  (Shipping to N.E. States is very high; we will send an extra gift plant to ameliorate the higher rates. )

~For all other states: $14.00 plus $1.00 per plant


BONUS PLANTS:  We are happy to send along bonus/gift plants on hosta and daylily orders.  To avoid sending you duplicates of what you may already grow, please do send along a long list of possibilities.  We are not able to send bonus plants with peony orders.


DISCOUNTS:  On orders of $100 or more you may deduct 10% of plant price.  On orders of $300 or more you may deduct 15% of plant price.   Plants marked “Net”(NGP hosta and daylily introductions) do not qualify for discount.


SHIPPING TIME:  Generally, we begin shipping in late April to early May, depending on the weather.  Straight hosta orders and shipments to more southerly states are shipped first.  Daylilies take a bit longer to reach shipping stage before we can dig.  While we are not able to always give exact shipping dates as all our stock is field grown and we must work within weather conditions, we do our best to work around your desired shipping time.  Please be aware that we are located in a zone 4 area, so we are not able to ship plants in very early spring.  Your patience in regard to the spring rush is appreciated, and will be rewarded with top quality plants.


FARM VISITS:  We enjoy the company of “plant people” and farm visits are welcome by prior arrangement.  The best times are usually Friday and Saturday, but late afternoons of other days often work as well.  Unannounced drop-in situations are difficult as we do not have anything akin to “regular” hours and do not have potted plants for instant pick-up.


INFORMATION & SUGGESTIONS:  We are always more than happy to offer suggestions on particular plant cultivars.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch.



          Just email us:  ngp@mwt.net



Northern Grown Perennials

54779 Helland Rd.

Ferryville, WI 54628

Email us at: ngp@mwt.net