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Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

Common Name: Yarrow

Fragrant white flowers that attract native bees and predatory insects. Great plant for a managed meadow. 

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Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum

Common Name: Northern maidenhair fern

Adiantum pedatum is a graceful perennial fern with black wiry stems and bright green foliage.  Fronds are twice compound and branched into finger like segments.  The delicate leaflets are small and feather shaped.  In a h…

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Agastache foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum

Common Name: Anise Hyssop

An upright perennial with light green angular stems.  Plants are clothed in lovely anise scented leaves. In summer, lavender to purple flower spikes draw a crowd of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.  Plants thrive in sunny well dr…

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Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Common Name: Nodding onion

Nodding pink flowers. Use in woods' edge, meadows, average garden soil.

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Allium stellatum

Allium stellatum

Common Name: Prairie Onion

Allium stellatum is a diminutive bulb with narrow grass-like leaves.  In summer flower scapes tower above the foliage bearing 2-3” umbrella shaped flower clusters.  The white, lavender or pink florets are star shaped and a…

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Amorpha canascens

Amorpha canascens

Common Name: Lead plant

Amorpha canescens is an upright shrubby perennial with fine textured compound gray-green leaves.  In summer, plants are crowned by purple pubescent flower spikes.  This durable long lived species originates from a deep taproot …

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Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Common Name: Thread leafed bluestar

Multiple heads of blue star-like flowers, great glowing yellow fall color. 

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Amsonia illustris

Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining bluestar

Light blue star flowers in late spring; excellent choice for a border or naturalized meadow.

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Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name: Bluestar, Blue Dogbane

Prefers well-drained soil. Compact, erect clump, with clusters of pale blue flowers.

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Amsonia tabernaemontana v. salicifolia

Amsonia tabernaemontana v. salicifolia

Common Name: Willow leaf Bluestar

A narrow leaf variety of the above. Slightly taller, and a bit happier in the partial shade, this long lived perennial develops lovely yellow fall color. 

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Amsonia tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Amsonia tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Common Name: Bluestar

Amsonia 'Grande' is a vigorous selection of the species featuring larger blooms and clean, shiny foliage. An excellent selection.

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Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Common Name: Dwarf blue star

Dwarf selection of our native blue star, long blooming, with good with good fall color. 

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Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big bluestem

Classic grass of the tall grass prairies, tolerates a wide variety of soils in full sun, good livestock forage. 

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Andropogon glomeratus

Andropogon glomeratus

Common Name: Bushy bluestem

 Andropogon glomeratus is a perennial grass that grows in narrow upright clumps.  Leaves are an attractive blue green. In late summer and autumn, plants are topped with dense silvery panicles that mature into creamy fl…

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Andropogon gyrans

Andropogon gyrans

Common Name: Elliott's beard grass (No Advance Orders)

Andropogon gyrans is a clump forming perennial grass that grows in narrow upright tufts.  In late summer blue green leaves are topped with silvery panicles.  Foliage turns reddish to a lovely coppery color in fall and winter.  On …

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Andropogon virginicus

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name: Broom sedge

Short, warm season bunch grass, with golden fall color. Tolerates drought and poor soils. 

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Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis

Common Name: Meadow anemone (No Advance Orders)

Anemone  canadensis is a robust plant with green foliage and white flowers. Typically found along rivers, in flood plants, and low moist areas, this plant prefers moist soils. Light preference is full sun to part shade. Spreads by …

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Anemone virginiana

Anemone virginiana

Common Name: Thimble weed

This tall anemone is found in the thickets and dry open woods, great in the natural garden, and woods' edge. 

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Antennaria neglecta

Antennaria neglecta

Common Name: Field pussytoes

Prairie species best suited to dry, sunny locations; tough. Attracts bees, butterflies, and other insects.

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Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Wild columbine

One of the earliest of wildflowers to bloom, attracts hummingbirds, easy to grow. 

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Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

Common Name: Wild columbine

Compact, completely yellow version of our native columbine. Comes true from seed. 

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Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Common Name: Wild columbine

A dwarf selection of the species, perfect for a smaller container. 

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Aruncus dioicus

Aruncus dioicus

Common Name: Goats beard

Tall Astillbe-like blooms, brightest in part shade.

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Asarum canadense

Asarum canadense

Common Name: Wild ginger (No Advance Orders)

Asarum canadense is a lovely low growing wildflower with bold heart shaped leaves. In early spring, curious chalice shaped deep red flowers appear nestled in the foliage at ground level.  This shade loving groundcover occur in rich w…

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Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

Food source for monarch butterfly larvae, does well in any open, moist location.

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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

White, more compact selection of the species. Good food source for monarch butterfly larvae.   

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Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common milkweed (No Advance Orders)

Tall, stout. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies, leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae. Farmers curse it, monarchs love it, you decide. No advance orders on this item.  NAO

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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly weed

Bright orange, butterfly magnet, superbly drought tolerant, a personal favorite. 

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Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Common Name: Eastern whorled milkweed

Fine foliage on un-branched stems. Creamy white flowers. Larval host and nectar source for the monarch butterfly. 

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Aster cordifolius

Aster cordifolius

Common Name: Blue wood aster

Good naturalizer for woods' edge and shade, does well in dry conditions. Lovely arching flower stems brighten up the shade. 

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Aster cordifolius 'Little Carlow'

Aster cordifolius 'Little Carlow'

Common Name: Little Carlow blue wood aster

An attractive upright aster cultivar. Heart shaped leaves form at ground level and provide a nice groundcover in spring. In early to mid-fall myriads of daisy-like asters cover the plant. Flowers are a bright violet-blue with yellow centers and ar…

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Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

Common Name: White wood aster

Good native groundcover for woods' edge and shade, does well in dry conditions. Provides a mass of small white flowers to usher in the fall season. 

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Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

Common Name: White wood aster

Selected for red stems and glossy leaves, hundreds of white daisies. 

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Aster ericoides

Aster ericoides

Common Name: heath aster

Along with the goldenrods and native grasses, asters are the quintessential herbaceous fall color plants of North America.  This one is a compact bushy perennial with pubescent gray-green leaves.  Aster ericoides thrives in sun a…

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Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Common Name: Snow Flurry heath aster

The fine foliage of Aster ericoides, and the trailing habit of this selection make this essential in the landscape border.  Allow it to flow over a wall, or let it ramble along the ground.  Low maintenance and salt tolerant, this can be…

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Aster laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth blue aster

Early blooming, tolerant of a variety of conditions. 

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Aster lateriflorus

Aster lateriflorus

Common Name: Calico aster

Aster lateriflorus is a shrubby aster with light green foliage.  In late summer plants produce myriads of starry pinkish daisies with rosy centers.  This aster is tough and adaptable prospering in sun or part shade and in moist o…

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Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Common Name: Calico aster

Deep plum foliage with hundreds of small daisy flowers. 

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Aster macrophyllus

Aster macrophyllus

Common Name: Big leaf aster

Vigorously growing aster has large heart shaped basal leaves, can form dense carpets. 

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Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England aster

Lovely tall aster of wet spaces; for me its blooming means fall is coming. 

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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Common Name: New England aster

A compact form with deep purple flowers, makes a lovely addition to the garden. 

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Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

Common Name: New York aster

Rhizomatous species with violet or blue flowers. 

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Aster oblongifolius

Aster oblongifolius

Common Name: Aromatic aster

This species tolerates drought, poor soils, and the heat. Aromatic foliage. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

Compound mound, with bluer flowers than Raydons. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

One of the best aster selections out there, flowers early and long, neatly mounded. 

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Aster pilosus

Aster pilosus

Common Name: Frost aster

Aster pilosus is a shrubby native wildflower with erect or arching stems. It is often described as a weedy species and if all humans were environmental stewards it might have no merit.  In reality though, disturbance happens and this troup…

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Aster puniceus

Aster puniceus

Common Name: Purple stemmed aster

Found along creeks, pond's edge. Great naturalizer for moist areas. 

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Aster spectabilis

Aster spectabilis

Common Name: Showy aster

Bright violet single, graceful blooms encircle a yellow disk near the top of arching stem with grass green foliage. Found along pond's edge, stream banks, and open meadows. Perfectly simple, and simply perfect. Shared with us by our friend Jas…

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Aster turbinellus

Aster turbinellus

Common Name: Prairie aster

Aster turbinellus is an attractive shrubby mounding aster with rich green lance-shaped foliage.  In late summer plants produce clouds of starry lavender to blue-violet daisies with reddish-yellow centers.  This healthy vigorous a…

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Aster umbellatus

Aster umbellatus

Common Name: Flat topped white aster

Flat or occasionally dome-shaped white flower clusters. Important host for many butterfly species. 

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Athyrium filix-femina

Athyrium filix-femina

Common Name: Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina is a hardy perennial fern with arching feathery fronds.   Foliage is twice compound with each frond consisting of 12-24 pairs of small narrow leaflets.  The leaflets and supporting stalks are a soothing lime …

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Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis

Common Name: Blue false indigo

A long lived perennial with spikes of blue pea-shaped flowers, glossy green trifoliate leaves. 

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Baptisia tinctoria

Baptisia tinctoria

Common Name: Yellow wild indigo

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:  Baptisia tinctoria is an upright shrubby perennial with fine textured gray-green leaves.  In late spring and summer, plants are adorned with many short clusters of bright or creamy yellow pea-shaped flowers.  …

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Blephilia ciliata

Blephilia ciliata

Common Name: Downy wood mint

Stout central stem has prominent ridges. The top half of the stem is perforated by whorled clusters of white, light pink, or blue flowers. Attracts a wide variety of bees. Most commonly found in open areas. Shared with us by our friend Peter He…

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Boltonia asteroides

Boltonia asteroides

Common Name: Thousand-flowered aster

Explodes into bloom in late summer, lives up to its common name. 

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Bouteloua curtipendula

Bouteloua curtipendula

Common Name: Sideoats grama

Bouteloua curtipendula is a petite clump forming perennial grass.  In late spring arching culms rise above the wiry bluish-green leaves.  The culms are adorned with dangling purple tinted spikes and orange stamens.  The…

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Bouteloua gracilis

Bouteloua gracilis

Common Name: Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis is a petite clump forming perennial grass.  In summer upright culms rise above the wiry bluish-green foliage bearing horizontal green and purple tinged spikes.  The unique spikes and seedheads are reminiscent of hovering …

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Buchloe dactyloides

Buchloe dactyloides

Common Name: Buffalo Grass

Buchloe dactyloides is a low growing perennial warm season grass.  Plants have soft curly grayish-green foliage and abundant stolons. They form a dense sod that facilitates survival in harsh shortgrass prairie ecosystems.  This…

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Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata

Common Name: Wine cups

Mid-west native, good creeping habit, extremely drought tolerant, good filler plant. 

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Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold (No Advance Orders)

A succulent early blooming species for wet spaces. Glossy heart-shaped leaves accompany shiny large buttercup-like flowers. Great addition to the water garden. NAO

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Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia

Common Name: Harebell

Circumboreal. One half to one inch wide, blue, bell-shaped flowers. Needs good drainage. 

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Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans

Common Name: Trumpet creeper

Campsis radicans is a robust native vine with a striking tropical appearance.  Plants have bright green compound leaves and aerial roots that allow the stems to attach and climb.  In summer, vines are clothed with red to orange…

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Carex albicans

Carex albicans

Common Name: White-tinged sedge

Upland sedge forms dense tufts of narrow, bright green foliage. Can be used as a groundcover, spreads slowly by rhizomes and will self-seed. Tolerant of dry soil conditions. Usually found in wooded areas. 

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Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola

Common Name: Creek sedge

A compact and vigorous clump, with shiny semi-evergreen foliage. Excellent choice for the woodland or shade garden. Very adaptable. Host plant for some Skippers, and seeds are eaten by several reptiles.

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Carex appalachica

Carex appalachica

Common Name: Appalachian sedge

Forms a neat clump of fine foliage. Elegant texture. Limited supply.

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Carex bicknellii

Carex bicknellii

Common Name: Prairie sedge

Tolerates a wide range of conditions, makes an excellent choice for a rain garden.

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Carex blanda

Carex blanda

Common Name: Common Wood Sedge

Carex blanda is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that matures into compact mounded clumps. The shiny deep green foliage is evergreen and up to 8” long.  In late spring interesting green flower spikes are displayed above the leaves.…

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Carex brevior

Carex brevior

Common Name: Plains oval sedge

Provides a soft texture with a gently curving seed head. Found in drier praries, meadows, and woodlands. 

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Carex cherokeensis

Carex cherokeensis

Common Name: Cherokee sedge

Evergreen, clumping sedge with wheat-like pendulous seed heads form in spring and mature in autumn. Marginally drought tolerant, may suffer in extended drought conditions. Valuable garden accent, or for low spots, pond and stream edge.

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Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge

Erect clumps of triangular stems form from short rhizomes. Drooping spikelets impart a bottlebrush effect. Found along ponds, lakes, in wetlands and wet meadows, providing food and cover for water fowl.

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Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

This sedge is suited for shaded wetlands, it has blue/green foliage and drooping seed heads.

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Carex emoryii

Carex emoryii

Common Name: Emory's sedge

An aquatic emergent, great selection for stormwater projects. 

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Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma

Common Name: Blue wood sedge

Beautiful glaucus blue foliage, tolerates wide range of conditions, good liriope replacement.

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Carex grayi

Carex grayi

Common Name: Bur sedge, Grays sedge

Carex grayi is a cool season grass with semi-evergreen light green, grass-like foliage. Interesting spiked seed heads develop and remain in the winter. This plant prefers full sun, will tolerate some shade, in moist to wet conditions. It thrive…

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Carex laxiculmis

Carex laxiculmis

Common Name: Creeping sedge

A perfect moist woodland groundcover, this carex forms a mat of wide blue green, semi-evergreen foliage. This straight species provides every bit of blue color many named selections are known for, yet maintains genetic diversity. A food source for …

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Carex leavenworthii

Carex leavenworthii

Common Name: Lawn Sedge

Carex leavenworthii is a clumping perennial sedge with very narrow dark green leaves. In late spring small dense green clusters of flower spikes are held above the leaves.  Plants occur in partly sunny to shady mesic or dry woods.…

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Excellent plant for wetland restoration, interesting seed heads make it a good choice for ornamental ponds. 

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Carex molesta

Carex molesta

Common Name: Field oval sedge

Adaptable, often found in areas that have been disturbed. Important food source for wildlife. 

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

This distinctive sedge resembles a miniature palm. Slow, creeping.

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Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Common Name: Little Midge Palm sedge

Carex muskingumensis ‘Little Midge' is a dense clump forming moisture loving sedge.  Excellent choice for native lawn replacement.

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Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Common Name: Palm sedge

Similar to the species, but with a clear gold border. Named for Wolfgang Oehme, famed landscape architect.

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Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge

Stoloniferous sod forming species for dry shade, one of the first to green up in the spring.

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Carex plantaginea

Carex plantaginea

Common Name: Seersucker sedge

Deep green foliage with a seersucker texture. Semi-evergreen. Limited supply.

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Carex platyphylla

Carex platyphylla

Common Name: Silver sedge

Clump forming, wide powder-blue leaves. Choice! Limited supply. 

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Carex radiata

Carex radiata

Common Name: Eastern star sedge

An ornamental sedge forming dense clumps of slender leaves. Important food source for insects and birds. 

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Carex rosea

Carex rosea

Common Name: Rosy sedge

Very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Features softly arching leaves. 

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Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Broom Sedge

Carex scoparia is a fine textured clumping cool season sedge.  In summer triangular leafy stems rise above the tufts of narrow grass-like foliage.  The culms bear scaly green to tan bullet shaped flower clusters that transition i…

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Carex socialis

Carex socialis

Common Name: Social sedge

Carex socialis is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that forms dense tufts of narrow foliage.

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Carex sprengelii

Carex sprengelii

Common Name: Long Beaked Sedge

Carex sprengelii is a lovely cool season woodland sedge.  Plants form small colonies from short rhizomes.  Foliage is bright green to chartreuse and semi-evergreen with narrow glossy blades.  In early spring greenish-white o…

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Carex stipata

Carex stipata

Common Name: Awl-fruited sedge

Carex stipata is a sprawling wetland sedge that expands from short rhizomes.  New leaves are bright green and fountain-like.  In spring culms rise above the foliage bearing prickly flower clusters.  The green inflorescences …

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

This beautiful sedge deserves a spot in the ornamental water garden, great form. 

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Carex texensis

Carex texensis

Common Name: Catlin sedge

Great lawn replacement.

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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Tough and adaptable, should be used in all wetlands restoration projects. 

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Carex woodii

Carex woodii

Common Name: Pretty sedge

Carex woodii is a lovely perennial woodland sedge with narrow fine textured leaves.  This sedge forms clonal colonies from underground rhizomes.  In spring a sparse offering of yellow-green spikelets are held above the leaves. In…

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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Common Name: New Jersey tea

Multi-stemmed small shrub, with ornamental flowers, tolerates shade and dryness. 

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Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern seaoates

Clump forming perennial warm season grass.  In spring several slender unbranched culms rise from the underground rhizomes or elongate from winter rosettes.  The culms bear light green spear shaped leaf blades.  The culms terminat…

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Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead

Chelone glabra is an upright perennial with stout stems and shiny deep green leaves.  In late summer and fall, stems are topped by lovely clusters of white snapdragon like flowers.  The individual blooms are about an inch long and are …

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Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Common Name: Pink turtlehead

Selected for its red stems, beautiful in wet meadows and at pond's edge. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum

Chrysogonum virginianum

Common Name: Golden star

Good ground cover for well drained shade. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Common Name: Golden star

More compact and floriferous, good ground cover for well drained shade. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Common Name: Golden star

A fine selection of chrysogonum offering multitudes of golden yellow flowers in the spring, and strong reblooming throughout late summer. Drought tolerant,  excellent ground cover.

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Chyrsopsis mariana

Chyrsopsis mariana

Common Name: Maryland golden star

A fall blooming species with a long bloom period and bright yellow flowers. 

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Clematis virginiana

Clematis virginiana

Common Name: Virgin's bower

This vine produces numerous showy clusters of white blossoms, seed provides equal ornamental appeal.

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

Common Name: Lanceleaf tickseed

Thrives in poor, sandy, rocky soils. Tolerant of heat and drought. Hairy lance-shaped leaves remain low. One to two inch yellow ray flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems. 

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Coreopsis major

Coreopsis major

Common Name: Greater tickseed

Bright yellow ray flowers held high on stems. Excellent choice for a naturalized meadow.

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Coreopsis rosea

Coreopsis rosea

Common Name: Pink tickseed

Mauve pink flower, thread leafed, give it space, can be used as groundcover. 

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Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Common Name: Tall coreopsis

Dozens of single yellow flowers, very showy. Will reseed. 

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Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Drought tolerant and carefree, great for combining with grasses. 

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Pale lemon yellow flower over dark green thread-like foliage, a perennial standard. 

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Golden yellow flower, compact and slightly shorter than Moonbeam, needs good drainage. 

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Dalea purpurea

Dalea purpurea

Common Name: Purple Prairie Clover

An unbranched multi-stemmed perennial wildflower that grows from a stout taproot.  Plants have fine textured deep green bean-like foliage.  As mid-summer approaches, stems are crowned by dense cylinder shaped spikes of lovely rosy-purple…

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Danthonia spicata

Danthonia spicata

Common Name: Poverty oat grass

Danthonia spicata is a petite cool season perennial grass with dense tufted foliage. Leaves from the current season are wiry and bluish green.  Twisted older leaves develop a bronzy hue and are retained at the base of each clump. …

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Deschampsia caespitosa

Deschampsia caespitosa

Common Name: Tufted hairgrass

Deschampsia cespitosa is a robust clump forming perennial grass.  The tufted foliage is narrow, fine textured and usually evergreen.  Airy panicles of purplish green florets with hair like awns form in summer.  They mature into a …

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Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldtau'

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldtau'

Common Name: gold dew tufted hair grass

A robust clump forming perennial grass.  The tufted foliage is narrow, fine textured and usually evergreen.  Airy panicles of golden florets with hair like awns form in late summer.  They mature into a buff color and remain until …

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Deschampsia flexuosa

Deschampsia flexuosa

Common Name: Crinkled hairgrass

Deschampsia flexuosa is a cool season clumping perennial grass.  The tufted evergreen foliage is narrow and finely textured.  In late spring airy panicles of silvery or purplish florets with hair like awns rise above the fo…

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Dicentra eximia

Dicentra eximia

Common Name: Wild bleeding heart (No Advance Orders)

Dicentra eximia offers delicate foliage with pink heart-shaped flowers. NAO

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Dryopteris marginalis

Dryopteris marginalis

Common Name: Eastern wood fern

Stout, leathery, blue green leaves form a tidy vase shape clump. This evergreen fern provides much needed cover in winter months A non agressive grower, tolerant of dry areas once established. Great for woodland or shade garden, found along wo…

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Echinacea palida

Echinacea palida

Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea pallida is a sturdy unbranched perennial with slender lance-shaped leaves.  In summer plants are crowned by lovely daisy-like flowers with bold reddish central cones and slender drooping pale violet rays.  This low …

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Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Butterfly magnet, goldfinch love the seeds as well. Drought tolerant, tolerates wide range of conditions. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

A violet red selection with horizontal petals. Tolerates a wide range of conditions. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'

Common Name: PowWow White coneflower

Large cones with clean, white petals.

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Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Large rose-purple flowers. Seed grown.

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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

An introduction from Jellito Seed, 'Ruby Star' (Rubinstern) has the horizontal qualities of 'Magnus' with a deeper, richer magenta hue. Performs best with good drainage. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common Name: White coneflower

A white selection of purple coneflower.

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Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Common Name: Tennessee coneflower

Hybrid of the endangered species, flower's petals are held upright instead of drooping, lovely. 

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Elymus hystrix

Elymus hystrix

Common Name: Bottlebrush grass

Elymus hystrix is a clump forming cool season perennial grass.  Plants form loose upright tufts of rough textured bright green blades.  In summer pale green bottlebrush like inflorescences are displayed above the foliage.  …

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Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Common Name: Virginia wild rye

Elymus virginicus is a clump forming cool season perennial grass.  The tufted foliage is narrow and evergreen or semi-evergreen.  Blades have a green or silver blue color and a waxy sheen.  Bristly wheat-like spikey flower …

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Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: Scouring Rush

Equisetum hyemale is a vigorous evergreen perennial with a striking vertical habit.  Plants produce multiple bamboo-like dark green stems arranged in dense clumps. This handsome rush-like plant adapts to a wide variety of growing …

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Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Common Name: Purple love grass

Eragrostis spectabilis is a warm season perennial grass with a phenomenal range of seasonal color and texture.  In spring, petite plants form a loose open mound of blue-green blades.  In summer, foliage is topped by attractive ne…

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Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Common Name: Rattlesnake master

A tall prairie plant, preferring well drained, dry to moist conditions. Unique. 

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Eupatorium coelestinum

Eupatorium coelestinum

Common Name: Mistflower

Great in a natural meadow, along creek banks, as well as the border. Forms small colonies. 

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Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Common Name: Three-nerved Joe pye

Think of it as the Joe that never really grew up! Shorter, much friendlier to smaller gardens and spaces. 

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Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium fistulosum

Common Name: Joe pye weed

Huge, founded flower heads. Butterflies love it. 

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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Common Name: Hyssop leaved boneset

Prefers to be on the dry side, great with grasses, and golden rods. 

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Eupatorium maculatum

Eupatorium maculatum

Common Name: Spotted Joe pye weed

Light purple flower heads, many reaching up to 8 inches across. Lightly fragrant, especially attracts the swallowtail butterfly, along with many other pollinators. 

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Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'

Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'

Common Name: Gateway Joe Pye

Big and beautiful, best known Joe pye cultivar, brings the butterflies in drones. 

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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Name: Boneset

Another one for wet spaces found along streams and at woods' edge. 

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Eupatorium purpureum

Eupatorium purpureum

Common Name: Sweet Joe pye weed

Found in thickets and open woods this Joe Pye tolerates some shade, sweet odor when crushed. 

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Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'

Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'

Common Name: Carolina jessamine

Semi-evergreen leaves, profuse display of yellow trumpets. PA gold medal winner selected for winter hardiness. 

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Gentiana andrewsii

Gentiana andrewsii

Common Name: Closed bottle gentian (No Advance Orders)

Sprawling perennial wildflower with lance shaped lustrous leaves.  In late summer and autumn, foliage is topped by clusters of bottle shaped blue to violet flowers.  The mature blooms look like large flower buds because they remai…

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Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum

Common Name: Wild Geranium (No Advance Orders)

Lovely spring blooming wildflower that forms 1-3’ tall mounds.  Plants have semi-evergreen deeply lobed leaves.  In spring, foliage is crowned by loose clusters of saucer shaped 5 petaled lilac colored flowers.  Wild geranium is …

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Geum triflorum

Geum triflorum

Common Name: Prairie Smoke

Geum triflorum forms low leafy rosettes of evergreen fern-like foliage.  In spring, flower stalks rise to about 1’ and are topped by umbels with 3 nodding pinkish-red florets. Clusters of achenes with showy pink feathery tails follow …

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Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Common Name: Common sneezeweed

It doesn't make you sneeze. Occurs in wet meadows and moist places. 

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Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Common Name: Helena Red Shades common sneezeweed

Upright clumping wildflower cultivar with elongated bright green leaves.  From mid-summer until autumn foliage is crowned by an abundance of coppery red daisy-like flowers. This adaptable plant will grow in any site that has sun or part sun and …

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Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum

Common Name: purple-headed sneezeweed

Golden yellow reflexed petals encircle a brownish purple center disk from August through October.  Native to eastern and midwestern US. 

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Helianthus angustifolia

Helianthus angustifolia

Common Name: Swamp sunflower

Numerous, bright blooms, narrow shiny deep green leaves. A spectacular show. Should be kept moist for best performance. 

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Helianthus decapetalus

Helianthus decapetalus

Common Name: Ten petaled sunflower

Spreads by rhizome and reseeds abundantly. Tough. 

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Helianthus divaricatus

Helianthus divaricatus

Common Name: Woodland sunflower

Found in open rocky woods and thickets. This sunflower brightens up dappled shade. 

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Helianthus microcephalus

Helianthus microcephalus

Common Name: small woodland sunflower

Upright rhizomatous perennial wildflower.  The attractive leaves are lance shaped and deep green with entire or serrated edges.  From mid-summer until autumn, golden 1” daisies grace the plant and entice bees, butterflies and …

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Heliopsis helianthiodes 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthiodes 'Summer Nights'

Common Name: Ox-eye sunflower

Dark red stems and red tinted foliage, flowers are yellow with mahogany eye. 

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Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides

Common Name: Ox-eye sunflower

Blooms early and for a long period of time, birds love the seeds. 

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Heuchera americana

Heuchera americana

Common Name: American coral bell

Insignificant flowers over handsome marbled foliage in hues of green, brown, and grey. 

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Heuchera americana 'Dales Strain'

Heuchera americana 'Dales Strain'

Common Name: Dales alum root

A green, silver, and red marbled selection of alum root. Tough selection, handles dry shade. 

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Heuchera villosa

Heuchera villosa

Common Name: Hairy alumroot

One of the biggest alum roots, and the last one to flower, hairy light green leaves. 

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Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'

Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'

Common Name: Hairy alumroot

Hairy light green leaves, semi-evergreen. Large, creamy white flower spikes. 

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Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Common Name: Scarlet rose mallow

Showy, bright red flowers. Attractive to a number of pollinators.  Found along pond and stream edges, marshes, and swamps. Tolerates standing water. 

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Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Swamp mallow

The large blossoms grab your attention, found in swamps and wet meadows, this plant is great for ponds. 

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Hypericum prolificum

Hypericum prolificum

Common Name: shrubby St John's wort

A densely branched native shrub with an attractive shaggy rounded form.  Older woody stems have attractive mahogany colored peeling bark.  In summer the narrow foliage is adorned by clusters of small bright yellow flowers.  This shru…

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Iris cristata

Iris cristata

Common Name: Dwarf Crested Iris (No Advance Orders)

Elegant groundcover for a well drained location. tolerates full sun in areas that are consistently moist. NAO

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Iris cristata 'Alba'

Iris cristata 'Alba'

Common Name: Dwarf Crested Iris (No Advance Orders)

White version of the above groundcover for a well drained location. Tolerates full sun in areas that are consistently moist. NAO

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Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

Common Name: Dwarf Crested Iris (No Advance Orders)

A diminutive mat-forming wildflower cultivar. In spring plants carpet the ground with myriads of blue-violet irises.  This spring beauty prospers in woodland settings with average well drained soils. NAO. 

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Iris cristata 'Tennessee White'

Iris cristata 'Tennessee White'

Common Name: Dwarf crested iris (No Advance Orders)

Prolific, white blooms with yellow crests. Tends to bloom earlier and longer than the straight species. Adaptable and vigorous, it will quickly form a groundcover. NAO

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Iris fulva

Iris fulva

Common Name: Copper Iris (No Advance Orders)

If you've got moisture to give, this beauty is for you. Iris fulva has three inch copper-red flowers that appear more flat than a typical iris. This species is attractive to hummingbirds and many bee species. NAO

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Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor

Common Name: Blue flag

Iris versicolor is a vigorous perennial that forms small colonies from a network of underground rhizomes.  Plants produce clumps of distinctive narrow pointed leaves. In spring, foliage is topped by lovely blue irises. This unique wild…

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Iris virginica

Iris virginica

Common Name: Southern blue flag

Easy to grow. Will do well in average garden soil, but is more at home in wetter conditions, even shallow water and brackish tidal marshes. The roots provide excellent soil stabilization. 

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Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Common Name: Soft rush

Juncus effusus is an evergreen perennial with a striking vertical habit.  Plants produce multiple culms arranged in dense tufts. The narrow stems are rounded and lustrous green with pointed tips and no obvious leaves.  In summer loose …

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Juncus tenuis

Juncus tenuis

Common Name: Path rush

Juncus tenuis is a diminutive rush that grows in dense clumps of upright cylindrical stems.  Inconspicuous leaves are initiated near the ground at the stem base.  In late spring, greenish brown inflorescences are borne on the stems in …

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Liatris aspera

Liatris aspera

Common Name: Tall, Rough blazing star

Liatris aspera is a showy drought tolerant perennial wildflower.  Plants are up to 5’ tall and unbranched with narrow somewhat grass-like leaves.  In late summer spectacular rosy purple flower spikes are frequented by Mon…

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Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Common Name: Rocky Mountain blazing star

Liatris ligulistylis is a showy drought tolerant perennial wildflower.  Plants are generally 1-3’ tall and unbranched with narrow somewhat grass-like leaves.  In late summer spectacular rosy purple flower spikes are frequ…

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Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Common Name: Appalachian blazing star

A dwarf blazing star, grass-like leaves, many flowering spikes, needs good drainage. Cute.

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Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star

This blazing star is the tallest Liatris species in cultivation.  Pycnostachya in Greek means crowded, and in this case it references the crowded leaves and flowers.  Some consider this plant too tall for the ornamental border, but exc…

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Liatris scariosa

Liatris scariosa

Common Name: Savanna blazing star

An upright clumping perennial wildflower.  Plants are up to 5’ tall and unbranched with long narrow leaves.  From late summer to early fall, rosy purple spikey flowers arise.  Plants are tough and drought tolerant prospering i…

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Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Common Name: Dense blazing star

Liatris spicata is a handsome gayfeather with a tall unbranched habit.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by rosy-purple spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy of butterflies.  Plants …

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Liatris spicata 'Floristan White'

Liatris spicata 'Floristan White'

Common Name: Floristan White blazing star

‘Floristan White’ is a free flowering gayfeather cultivar.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by creamy white spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy of butterfl…

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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Common Name: Kobold Blazing star

Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ is a free flowering compact gayfeather cultivar.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by rosy-purple spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy o…

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Liatris squarrosa

Liatris squarrosa

Common Name: Scaly blazing star

Liatris squarrosa is a showy drought tolerant perennial wildflower.  Plants are up to 2’ tall with upright or arching stems clothed in narrow grass-like leaves.  In late summer tufted rosy purple flower heads are frequented by…

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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves. In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of vibrant scarlet florets. The blooms are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants pros…

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Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon'

Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon'

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis ‘New Moon Maroon’ is a clump forming cultivar of a favorite perennial wildflower.  Foliage is lance shaped with a unique red-purple color.  In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of…

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Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves.  In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of intense blue-violet florets.  The blooms entice bees, hummingbirds and butterfli…

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Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens

Common Name: Trumpet honeysuckle

Tolerates a wide range of conditions, attracts hummingbirds.

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Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'

Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'

Common Name: Trumpet honeysuckle

A strong growing, long blooming, red selection.

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Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Common Name: Trumpet honeysuckle

A selected yellow form with good compact form and repeat bloom.

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Luzula acuminata

Luzula acuminata

Common Name: Hairy woodrush

Luzula acuminata is a diminutive rush relative that grows in loose sod-like clumps.  During early spring, plants in the vegetative state resemble grasses. Leaves are arranged in a rosette and are narrow and shiny with soft silvery ha…

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Lysimachia lanceolata

Lysimachia lanceolata

Common Name: Lance-leaved loostrife

Lysimachia lanceolata is a slender upright perennial wildflower.  Plants are less than 2’ tall with lance shaped opposite leaves.  In summer cheerful yellow flower appear in the upper leaf axils.  The attractive b…

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Ostrich fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris is a statuesque fern with large deep green arching fronds.  Plants expand by rhizomes to form colonies.  Foliage is compound with each impressive frond consisting of many pairs of deeply lobed pinna…

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Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Square stem monkey flower

A multi-stemmed bushy perennial wildflower.  The square light green stems are clothed in pairs of clasping lance shaped leaves.   In summer, blue-purple flowers are displayed in the upper leaf axils.  The blooms are asymmetrical…

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Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Common Name: Eastern beebalm

A compact clumping perennial wildflower. Plants have gray-green aromatic leaves on strong square stems.  In late spring, stems are topped by showy rounded clusters of pale pink tubular flowers speckled with purple.  Pollinators flock to t…

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Monarda didyma

Monarda didyma

Common Name: Scarlet Bee Balm

A sturdy perennial wildflower that expands to form upright clumps. Plants bear deep green aromatic leaves on strong square stems.  In summer, they are topped by showy rounded clusters of red to purplish tubular flowers.  Pollinators flock…

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Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Common Name: Jacob Cline Bee Balm

A sturdy perennial wildflower that expands to form upright clumps. Plants bear deep green aromatic leaves on strong square stems.  In summer, they are topped by large rounded clusters of red tubular flowers.  Pollinators flock to the bloo…

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Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa

Common Name: Wild bergamot

A sturdy perennial wildflower that expands to form upright clumps.  This beebalm bears deep green aromatic leaves on strong square stems.  In summer, plants are topped by showy rounded clusters of fragrant lavender tubular flowers.  …

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Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Common Name: Claire Grace Bee Balm

Claire Grace is a better selection for dryer locations.  Mildew resistant. Pinkish Purpler flowers from early summer to early autumn.  Is Deer resistant, salt tolerant, and butterfly magnet.

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Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Common Name: Horsemint

Monarda punctata is a multi-stemmed unbranched perennial wildflower.  This beebalm bears narrow aromatic leaves on purplish stems.  In summer, plants are topped by showy rounded clusters of creamy purple-spotted tubular flowers.  …

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Monarda x 'Peter's Fancy Fuchsia'

Monarda x 'Peter's Fancy Fuchsia'

Common Name: Peter's bee balm

A sturdy perennial bee balm cultivar.  Plants have deep green aromatic leaves displayed on strong square stems.  In summer, stems are topped by showy terminal clusters of hot pink tubular flowers.  The blooms are a magnet for insect …

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Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Common Name: Pink hair grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris is a warm season perennial grass with striking seasonal color and texture.  Plants form a dense mound of attractive needle-like olive-green blades.  In late summer, foliage is topped by nebulous clo…

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Oenothera fruiticosa 'Fireworks'

Oenothera fruiticosa 'Fireworks'

Common Name: Fireworks Evening Primrose

Deep bronze foliage and red stems and buds opening to canary yellow blooms in late Spring and early Summer. Striking! Deep red foliage in fall and winter. 

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Oenothera fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa

Common Name: Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa is a spreading perennial wildflower with attractive reddish-purple evergreen winter rosettes. In spring slender reddish stems rise bearing lanceolate leaves.  In summer, attractive red flower buds open to revea…

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Onoclea sensibilis

Onoclea sensibilis

Common Name: Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis is a rambling pinnately lobed fern with soft green sterile fronds.  These fronds are deciduous often turning bright yellow before disappearing for the winter.  Spores are enclosed in bead-like coverings and a…

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Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda cinnamomea

Common Name: Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea is an elegant and entertaining fern.  In spring, fuzzy reddish brown fiddleheads emerge and dramatically unfurl.  The result of this effort is a rosette of large bright green arching fronds.  As these st…

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Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Common Name: Atlantic coastal panic grass

Panicum amarum ‘Dewey Blue’ is a rhizomatous warm season grass cultivar.  This lovely perennial has a fountain like habit and frosty blue green linear leaves.  In fall fertile culms are topped by airy straw col…

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Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Switch grass

Panicum virgatum is an elegant vase shaped grass with an abundance of seasonal interest. In spring, a fresh crop of glaucous stems and graceful bluish-green arching leaves rise from the earth.  Mature plants are statuesque and crowned with …

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Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

Common Name: Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze' is a switch grass cultivar that is known for its compact size and upright habit.  In late spring airy yellow-green flower panicles rise above the deep green arching leaves.  The panicles turn bron…

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Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

Common Name: Switch grass

Panicum virgatum ‘Cloud Nine’ is a tall handsome selection of our native switch grass.  This cultivar has arching bluish-green leaves topped by large billowing flower panicles.  In late evening, the panicle spikelet…

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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Common Name: Switch grass

Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ is a switch grass selection with a dramatically vertical habit.  Foliage and stems are erect with metallic blue blades. In summer airy pinkish flower panicles seem to dance in the evening l…

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Panicum virgatum 'North Wind'

Panicum virgatum 'North Wind'

Common Name: Switch grass

Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ is an elegant grass with rigid glaucous stems and upright leaves.  Mature plants are statuesque and crowned with airy panicles of summer spikelets.  In late evening, the tiny yellow…

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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Common Name: Switch grass

Panicum virgatum ‘Prairie Sky’ is much admired for its steely blue foliage.  Mature plants are statuesque and crowned with airy summer flower panicles.  In late evening, the tiny silvery spikelets seem to dance…

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Panicum virgatum 'Rostrahlbusch'

Panicum virgatum 'Rostrahlbusch'

Common Name: Red switch grass

Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch' is a compact switch grass variety with striking red fall color.  Foliage and stems are upright and medium silvery green.  In summer airy reddish flower panicles rise above the foliage and seem …

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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common Name: Switch grass

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' is a popular switch grass cultivar that is known for its compact habit and striking red-purple fall color.  In summer airy reddish-pink flower panicles rise above burgundy highlighted leaves.  The …

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Parthenium integrifolium

Parthenium integrifolium

Common Name: Wild quinine

A clump forming rhizomatous perennial wildflower.  Plants produce bold rosettes of large coarsely serrate oval leaves. Stout flower stalks emerge from the rosettes bearing flat topped clusters of showy white flower heads.  Pollinators flo…

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Common Name: Virginia creeper

Aggressive grower, tolerates all light levels, it's worth growing for the beautiful fall color alone.

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Penstemon digitalis

Penstemon digitalis

Common Name: Beard tongue

Penstemon digitalis is an elegant perennial wildflower that expands to form upright clumps.  This beardtongue bears deep green leaves on strong upright stems.  In summer, plants are topped by showy panicles of tubular snapdra…

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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Common Name: Beard tongue

Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ is an upright clumping beardtongue cultivar.  In spring, strong stems rise bearing deep red sessile leaves.  Foliage is topped by showy summer panicles of tubular snapdragon-like flower…

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Penstemon hirsutus

Penstemon hirsutus

Common Name: Hairy Beardtongue

This is a very easy to grow Penstemon since it is so adaptable.  Grows in Full Sun to Full Shade in moist to dry locations.  Hairy stems give it its name.  Flowers purple from May to June.  

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Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Common Name: Smalls penstemon

Penstemon smallii is an attractive perennial wildflower that expands to form upright bushy clumps.  This beardtongue bears bright green heart shaped leaves with coarse teeth.  In summer, plants are topped by showy panicles of…

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Phlox caroliniana

Phlox caroliniana

Common Name: Carolina Phlox

Phlox carolina is an upright perennial wildflower with bright green oval leathery leaves.  In late spring, foliage is topped by loose clusters of showy lavender to pink flowers.  Carolina phlox thrives in sunny or brightly shaded…

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Phlox divaricata

Phlox divaricata

Common Name: Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata is a lovely spring ephemeral wildflower that forms foot tall clumps.  Plants have semi-evergreen oval or lance shaped deep green leaves.  In early spring, foliage is crowned by loose clusters of showy pinkish-lavender …

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Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Common Name: Woodland phlox

Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ is a handsome compact cultivar of our native woodland phlox.  Plants have semi-evergreen lance shaped deep green leaves.  In early spring, foliage is topped by loose clusters of large show…

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Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze'

Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze'

Common Name: May Breeze woodland phlox

A handsome compact cultivar of our native woodland phlox.  Plants have semi-evergreen lance shaped deep green leaves.  In early spring, foliage is topped by loose clusters of showy pale blue to whitish lavender flowers.  ‘May B…

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Phlox glaberrima 'Morris Berd'

Phlox glaberrima 'Morris Berd'

Common Name: Morris Berd smooth phlox

Phlox glaberrima ‘Morris Berd’ is a compact phlox cultivar with dark green leaves and maroon winter foliage.  In summer, foliage is topped by loose clusters of large showy rosy pink flowers.  ‘Morris Berd’…

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Phlox maculata

Phlox maculata

Common Name: Wild sweet William

Phlox maculata is an upright perennial wildflower with bright green lance shaped leathery leaves.  In summer, the glossy foliage is topped by large conical clusters of fragrant pinkish-purple flowers.  Meadow phlox forms colonies…

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Phlox paniculata

Phlox paniculata

Common Name: Summer phlox

Phlox paniculata is an upright perennial wildflower with oval or oblong leaves.  In summer, the deep green foliage is topped by large flat headed or slightly rounded clusters of fragrant magenta or lavender-pink flowers.  Summer phlox …

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Phlox paniculata 'David'

Phlox paniculata 'David'

Common Name: David garden phlox

The best pure white available, fragrant, mildew resistant. 

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Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Common Name: Jeana garden phlox

Fragrant pink flowers are very attractive to pollinators, very large, and lasts longer than other paniculata cultivars. Disease resistant, one of the best Phlox paniculata you can choose. 

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Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

Common Name: Robert Poore garden phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Robert Poore’ is a tall lovely summer phlox cultivar.  The deep green foliage is topped by large rounded clusters of fragrant magenta pink flowers from summer into early autumn.  Plants form rob…

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Phlox stolonifera

Phlox stolonifera

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Low growing, tolerant of heavy shade, and tolerant of more sun in cooler climates. Shared with us by our friend Peter Heus, Enchanger's Garden. 

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Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ is a lovely mat forming perennial wildflower.  Plants have evergreen oval or oblong deep green leaves.  In late spring or early summer, foliage is crowned by loose clusters of showy…

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Phlox stolonifera 'Bruce's White'

Phlox stolonifera 'Bruce's White'

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Phlox stolonifera ‘Bruce’s White’ is a lovely mat forming perennial wildflower.  Plants have evergreen deep green leaves.  From mid-spring to early summer, foliage is crowned by loose clusters of showy whit…

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Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ is a vigorous mat forming perennial wildflower.  Plants have evergreen lance-shaped deep green leaves.  In late spring or early summer, foliage is crowned by loose clusters of …

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Phlox subulata

Phlox subulata

Common Name: Moss phlox

Phlox subulata is a mat forming perennial wildflower with evergreen needle-like leaves.  In spring foliage is covered by masses of starry violet, pinkish or white flowers.  Creeping phlox is a fine groundcover for sunny gardens w…

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Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

Common Name: Moss phlox

Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’ is a mat forming perennial wildflower cultivar.  Plants have evergreen needle-like leaves.  In spring foliage is crowned by masses of starry blue-violet flowers.  Creeping phlox is a …

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Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'

Common Name: Moss phlox

A mat forming perennial wildflower.  Plants have evergreen needle-like leaves.  In spring foliage is crowned by masses of starry hot pink flowers.  Creeping phlox is a fine groundcover for sunny gardens with moist well drained soil.&…

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Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana

Common Name: Obedient plant

A robust perennial wildflower with bold lance shaped leaves.  In late summer and early fall, foliage is topped by graceful lavender, pinkish or white spikey inflorescences.  The individual florets are tubular and similar to snapdragons.&#…

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Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Common Name: Obedient plant

A compact perennial wildflower cultivar.  Like the parent species, plants have bold lance shaped leaves.  In late summer and early fall, foliage is topped by bright lavender-pink spikey inflorescences.  The individual florets are tub…

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Polemonium reptans

Polemonium reptans

Common Name: Jacobs ladder

A lovely spring ephemeral wildflower that forms 12-18” tall clumps.  Leaves are pinnately divided into a feather-like arrangement of 7-21 oblong leaflets.  In spring the soft green foliage is crowned by loose branched clusters of be…

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Polystichum acrostichoides

Polystichum acrostichoides

Common Name: Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides is a mounding perennial fern with lustrous evergreen arching fronds.  Foliage is once compound with each impressive frond consisting of many pairs of serrate pinnae.  This fern thrives in moist si…

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Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Common Name: Appalachian Mountain Mint

This mint is nothing to fear!  Clump forming, and slow to spread, it has aromatic foliage, and flowers fuzzy white flowers in late summer into Autumn.  Deer & critter resistant, but a host to Gray Hairstreak Butterfly larva.  …

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Pycnanthemum incanum

Pycnanthemum incanum

Common Name: Hoary mountain mint

An aromatic perennial wildflower.  This mint relative bears oval toothed leaves on strong square stems.  In summer, plants are topped by dense rounded clusters of tiny white to lavender tubular flowers.  The leaves surrounding the f…

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Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Common Name: Short-toothed mountain mint

An aromatic perennial wildflower.  This mint relative bears oval toothed leaves on strong square stems.  In summer, plants are topped by dense rounded clusters of tiny white to lavender tubular flowers.  The leaves surrounding the f…

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Ratibida pinnata

Ratibida pinnata

Common Name: Grey-Headed Coneflower

Long blooming and showy plant for the sunny border, native plant garden, meadow or prairie. Best massed because individual plants are narrow and somewhat sparsely leafed. Prefers clay or sandy soils.  

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Rhexia virginica

Rhexia virginica

Common Name: Meadow beauty

Rhexia virginica is an upright perennial wildflower with thick bright green oval leaves.  In summer stems are topped by loose cymes of showy pink flowers.  The blooms have four spreading petals and prominent bright yellow anther…

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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

After 65 years in the nursery trade, the amazing Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ still remains part of the popular crowd.  Plants are low maintenance and resilient – thriving in most sunny sites. Striking summer f…

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Rudbeckia fulgida v. deamii

Rudbeckia fulgida v. deamii

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii is a low maintenance and resilient wildflower – thriving in most sunny sites. Striking summer flowers are beloved for their golden orange rays and chocolate brown cones.  Butterflies f…

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Rudbeckia fulgida v. fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida v. fulgida

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

A low maintenance and resilient wildflower with shiny deep green foliage. Striking summer and autumn flowers are beloved for their golden orange rays and chocolate brown cones.  Butterflies flock to the blooms and songbirds relish the seeds in…

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Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Sweet black-eyed Susan

Probably the most drought tolerant of the susans, re-seeds with abandon. Rudbeckia hirta is an adaptable wildflower with flexible lance shaped leaves.  Plants are topped by showy terminal daisy-like flowers in summer.  The blooms …

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Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Common Name: Green-headed coneflower

Deeply cut leaves, with drooping yellow ray flowers on 4-foot stems, likes wet feet. A native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems.  The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed.  From summer until fall folia…

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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Common Name: Autumn Sun cut-leaf coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata Autumn Sun is a selection of a native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems.  The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed.  From summer until fall foliage is topped with clusters o…

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Rudbeckia maxima

Rudbeckia maxima

Common Name: Giant coneflower

Super-sized black-eyed Susan with sturdy upright stems and a strong architectural presence.  The bold attractive basal leaves average 2’ long with a lovely bluish waxy patina.  Stalks rise from the foliage and are terminated in early …

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Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Common Name: Sweet coneflower

An upright perennial with pubescent gray-green leaves and sturdy ribbed stems.  In summer plants are crowned by attractive masses of daisy-like flowers.  Blooms are about 3” across with glowing yellow rays and dark brown center con…

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Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: Brown-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia triloba is a bushy biennial or short lived perennial wildflower.   Leaves are toothed and pubescent with three lobes.  From mid-summer until autumn plants are crowned with a profusion of dainty daisies.  Individual …

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Ruellia humilis

Ruellia humilis

Common Name: Wild petunia

A low mounding perennial wildflower.  Multiple stems rise from the earth clad in oblong pubescent leaves.  During summer plants are graced with lavender funnel shaped blooms for about two months. This adaptable species thrives in sunny si…

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Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Little bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium is a mounding grass with narrow green or blue-green foliage.   In late summer inconspicuous flowers are held on branched stems above the leaves. Fluffy light catching seed clusters follow.  Fo…

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation PP 25202'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation PP 25202'

Common Name: Little bluestem

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:  Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ is a sturdy upright Little Bluestem cultivar.  Plants have attractive fine textured blue-green foliage.  In late summer small flowers are h…

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Common Name: Little bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’ is a lovely upright blue tinted Little Bluestem cultivar.  Plants have attractive fine textured steely blue foliage and rosy pink stems.  In late summer small flowers a…

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Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Common Name: Green bulrush

Scirpus atrovirens is a rhizomatous warm season perennial sedge relative. Plants produce multiple culms with arching or drooping olive green leaves. In summer, fertile culms bear rounded yellow-green compound inflorescences followed by d…

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Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name: Wool grass

Scirpus cyperinus is a rhizomatous perennial that grows in dense tussocks of arching basal leaves.  Plants produce upright unbranched culms with ascending or spreading medium green leaves.  In summer, the culms are topped with rounded …

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Scirpus pungens

Scirpus pungens

Common Name: Common three-squared bulrush

Scirpus pungens is a rhizomatous warm season perennial sedge relative. Plants produce upright sharply triangular pithy 4’ culms.  Leaves are lower growing, basal and similar to the culms in appearance.  In summer, culms b…

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Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Common Name: Soft stemmed bulrush

Scirpus validus is a rhizomatous cool season perennial with tall dark green triangular culms.  Leaf sheaths wrap the culm but blades are insignificant or absent.  From summer until fall, the stems are topped by pendulous reddish brown …

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Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Common Name: hoary skull cap

Prefering light shade and drier soils,  this plant is adaptable to sun and more moist soils. In mid summer its strong square stems branch to produce an abundance of deep blue flowers 1 inch long, similar in appearance to  snap dragons, and …

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Sedum ternatum

Sedum ternatum

Common Name: three-leaved stone crop

A mat forming evergreen wildflower.   Leaves are small and blue-green.  In early summer, sprays of starry white flowers tower to 6”.  In the wild, this lovely sedum grows in close proximity to calcareous rocks.

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Senecio aureus

Senecio aureus

Common Name: Golden ragwort

A mounding perennial with shiny heart shaped basal leaves. In spring clusters of golden-yellow daisies rise above the foliage on sturdy stems.  Plants form large colonies over time in wet or moist woodlands. 

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Senecio smalli

Senecio smalli

Common Name: Smalls ragwort

Upland version of the golden ragwort. Semi-evergreen this mounding perennial with long narrow basal leaves. In spring clusters of golden-yellow daisies rise above the foliage on sturdy stems.  Plants form large colonies over time in sunny…

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Silene caroliniana

Silene caroliniana

Common Name: Wild pink

A tufted perennial wildflower with narrow lance-shaped leaves.  In spring loose clusters of rosy pink flowers with dark centers rise above the foliage on slender stems.  The floret bases are tubular and the petals are spreading and wedge …

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Silene regia

Silene regia

Common Name: Royal Catchfly

Scarlet flowers in July & August attract Hummingbirds like a magnet.  Grows best in full sun to partial shade in dry to medium soils.  Great for shallow or rocky soils.  

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Silene virginica

Silene virginica

Common Name: Fire pink

Tufted perennial wildflower with narrow lance-shaped leaves.  In spring loose clusters of scarlet red flowers similar to Phlox spp. rise above the foliage on slender stems.  The floret bases are tubular and the petals are s…

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Silphium perfoliatum

Silphium perfoliatum

Common Name: Cup plant

This quirky individual has sturdy square stems and large opposite leaves that are joined at the base.  The tall stately plants are crowned with yellow daisies in summer for 4-6 weeks.  This imposing long-lived perennial thrives in mois…

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Common Name: Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium is a low rhizomatous wildflower.   Plants form tufted clumps of narrow sword shaped leaves.  Starry blue-violet flowers rise above the leaves to a height of 18” or so.  This diminutive beauty …

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Common Name: Blue-eyed grass

‘Lucerne’ is a low rhizomatous wildflower.   Plants form tufted clumps of narrow sword shaped leaves.  Starry bright blue flowers rise above the foliage to a height of 12” or so.  This diminutive beauty prospers …

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Suwannee'

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Suwannee'

Common Name: Blue-eyed grass

Low rhizomatous wildflower that forms tufted clumps of narrow sword shaped leaves.  Starry bright blue flowers rise above the leaves to a height of about 1’.  This diminutive beauty prospers in sunny or lightly shaded gardens with…

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Solidago caesia

Solidago caesia

Common Name: Blue-stem goldenrod

From late summer into fall plants are graced with yellow axillary flower racemes.  Plants are tough and adaptable prospering in part sun or part shade with mesic or average soil.

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Solidago canadensis 'Crown of Rays'

Solidago canadensis 'Crown of Rays'

Common Name: Canadian goldenrod

Solidago canadensis ‘Crown of Rays’ is a compact clumping perennial wildflower. This cultivar is robust but less vigorous than the parent species.  Plants have sturdy stems and lance shaped leaves. From late summer unti…

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Solidago flexicaulis

Solidago flexicaulis

Common Name: Zig-zag goldenrod

A great choice for dry shade, brightens up the woodlands in the fall.  From late summer into fall plants are topped with elongated yellow flower clusters. Smaller axillary flower racemes develop lower on the stem.

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Solidago graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

Upright perennial wildflower.  Leaves are alternate, linear and grass-like.  From late summer into fall stems are terminated with flat topped yellow flower clusters. Plants are tough, vigorous and adaptable, prospering in sunny or p…

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Solidago juncea

Solidago juncea

Common Name: Early goldenrod

Excellent choice for a naturalized meadow or back of a border. Solidago juncea is an upright unbranched perennial wildflower and is usually the earliest goldenrod to bloom.  Leaves are alternate and lance shaped with small wi…

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Solidago nemoralis

Solidago nemoralis

Common Name: Prairie goldenrod

Rhizomatous. Favors poor soils, sand, clay, or gravel, but will flourish in the fertile soils as well. narrow nodding wands of numerous yellow compound flowers. 

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Solidago odora

Solidago odora

Common Name: Sweet goldenrod

An upright clumping perennial wildflower with glossy anise scented foliage.  Leaves are alternate and narrowly lanceolate. From mid-summer to autumn, stems are terminated with yellow pyramidal flower panicles.  Plants are tough and adapt…

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Solidago rigida

Solidago rigida

Common Name: Stiff goldenrod

An upright unbranched perennial wildflower with sturdy pubescent stems.  Leaves are lance shaped or elliptical with a bluntly rounded tip. In late summer and autumn, attractive golden-yellow flat topped flower clusters appear.  Plants ar…

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Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Common Name: Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod

Selected for its superior bloom, really looks like exploding fireworks when in bloom. ‘Fireworks’ is an upright perennial wildflower with sturdy pubescent stems.  Leaves are narrow and lance shaped with a wrinkled surfa…

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Solidago sempervirens

Solidago sempervirens

Common Name: Sea shore goldenrod

Tolerates sand and salty spray. If you've been to a beach in the mid-Atlantic, you know this one. Upright perennial wildflower that emerges from an evergreen rosette.  Leaves are smooth, succulent and glossy with a narrow oval shape.  From …

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Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Common Name: Showy goldenrod

Solidago speciosa is an unbranched clumping perennial wildflower with narrowly oval foliage.  From late summer until autumn, plants are topped by attractive pyramidal golden-yellow flower panicles.  This lovely goldenrod prosp…

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Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

Common Name: Creeping goldenrod

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece' is a bushy compact goldenrod cultivar with toothed heart shaped foliage. From late summer until autumn, plants bear profusions of golden yellow flower sprays.  This lovely goldenrod variety prospers …

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Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Indian grass

Sorghastrum nutans is an elegant clump forming warm season grass. In spring and early summer, plants form low growing tufts of graceful bluish-green arching leaves.  As summer progresses, the culms rise and are topped by attract…

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Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica

Common Name: Indian pink (No Advance Order)

Spigelia marilandica is a NAO lovely clumping wildflower with opposite deep green oval leaves.  In late spring, plants are crowned by racemes of attractive starry tubular flowers.  The flowers are crimson on the outside and chartreuse …

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Sporobolus airoides

Sporobolus airoides

Common Name: Alkali Sacaton

A petite warm season bunch grass.  Plants form attractive mounds of slender gray-green arching leaves.  In late spring one or more culms rises above the foliage bearing airy panicles of pinkish spikelets.  The florets mature into sma…

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Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: Prairie dropseed

Sporobolis heterolepis is a petite warm season perennial grass.  Plants form attractive mounds of slender deep green arching leaves.  In late spring one or more culms rises above the foliage bearing airy panicles of olive, s…

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Stylophorum diphyllum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Common Name: Celandine poppy (No Advance Orders)

Stylophorum diphyllum is a low mounding wildflower with bold lobed leaves.  In spring, stems are terminated by clusters of bright yellow poppy-like blooms.  This unique NAO perennial thrives in rich open woods or shade gard…

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Thermopsis villosa

Thermopsis villosa

Common Name: Carolina lupine

Thermopsis villosa is an upright clumping perennial with bright green clover-like foliage.  In early summer, plants are topped by spires of buttery yellow pea-shaped flowers.  Plants thrive in sunny gardens with average well…

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Tiarella 'New Moon Motley'

Tiarella 'New Moon Motley'

Common Name: New Moon Motley foam flower

New Moon Motley is a selections of red variegated leaved foam flowers.  Some are runners and while others are clumpers, and include leaf shapes of oak, maple, skeleton key, and heart shapes, all having red coloration in the foliage.  

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Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Common Name: Creeping foam flower

Tiarella cordifolia is a low mounding wildflower that forms foot tall clumps.  Plants have heart shaped lobed leaves that may have reddish or purplish veins.  In spring, foliage is crowned by spikey racemes of starry pinkish w…

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Tiarella cordifolia wherryi

Tiarella cordifolia wherryi

Common Name: Foam flower

Tiarella wherryi is a low mounding or clumping wildflower with heart shaped lobed leaves.  The blades are adorned with reddish or purplish veins.  In spring, foliage is crowned by spikey racemes of starry white florets.  …

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Tradescantia ohiensis

Tradescantia ohiensis

Common Name: Ohio spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis a robust perennial with multiple stems bearing narrow pointed blue-green leaves. In late spring, foliage is topped by small clusters of violet florets. This unique wildflower thrives in prairies, on sunny roadsides …

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Tradescantia ohiensis 'Mrs. Loewer'

Tradescantia ohiensis 'Mrs. Loewer'

Common Name: Ohio Spiderwort

‘Mrs. Loewer’ is a perennial wildflower cultivar.  Plants produce multi-stemmed clumps with narrow pointed blue-green leaves. In late spring, foliage is topped by small clusters of light blue florets. This unique wildflow…

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Tradescantia virginiana

Tradescantia virginiana

Common Name: Spider lily

Robust perennial with multiple stems bearing narrow pointed olive green leaves. In late spring, foliage is topped by small clusters of violet florets. This charming wildflower thrives in open woods or in partly sunny gardens with average soil.

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Tradescantia x 'Sweet Kate'

Tradescantia x 'Sweet Kate'

Common Name: Spiderwort

A compact clumping perennial spiderwort cultivar.  Plants are graced by narrow pointed chartreuse-yellow leaves. In late spring, foliage is topped by small clusters of dark violet florets. This unique wildflower thrives in sunny gardens with a…

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Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Common Name: Homestead purple verbena

A vigorous low growing perennial.  Leaves have scalloped edges and are arranged on opposite sides of trailing stems.  From spring until autumn, plants are clothed in elongated spikey clusters of tubular deep purple flowers.  Pollinat…

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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Common Name: Blue vervain

A clumping perennial with stiff erect squarish stems.  Leaves are opposite with coarse teeth.  In summer, plants are topped by narrow spikey panicles of small tubular purple flowers.  Plants thrive in full or part sun in moist or wet…

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Vernonia glauca

Vernonia glauca

Common Name: Upland ironweed

Vernonia glauca is an upright perennial wildflower with numerous lance shaped leaves.  Foliage is toothed, dark green above and usually glaucous beneath.  In late summer plants are crowned by compact corymbs of royal purple di…

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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Common Name: Iron Butterfly ironweed

Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ is a low mounding perennial wildflower with narrow fine textured foliage.  In late summer plants are covered by small clusters of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies …

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Vernonia noveborecensis

Vernonia noveborecensis

Common Name: New York ironweed

Vernonia noveborecensis is a tall robust perennial wildflower with numerous lance shaped leaves.  In late summer plants are crowned by large corymbs of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies and other pollinators flock to the blooms. …

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Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name: Culver root

Veronicastrum virginicum is a tall robust perennial wildflower with attractive whorled leaves.  In early and mid-summer plants are crowned by spiky racemes densely packed with tiny tubular white florets. The inflorescences bra…

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Viola sororia

Viola sororia

Common Name: Meadow Violet

Viola sororia is a low rosette-forming wildflower with toothed heart shaped foliage.  From spring until early summer plants are graced by a sprinkling of diminutive blue or white violets.  This groundcover thrives in lightly shad…

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Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Common Name: Appalachian blue violet

Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’ is a mat forming wildflower with lovely heart shaped foliage.  The one inch variegated leaves are silver with olive green veins.  In spring plants are adorned by a sprinkling of diminutive b…

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Waldsteinia fragarioides

Waldsteinia fragarioides

Common Name: Barren strawberry

Waldsteinia fragarioides is an evergreen mat forming wildflower that can form large colonies from underground rhizomes.  Leaves are compound with three glossy toothed fan shaped leaflets.   In spring plants are graced …

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Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera

Common Name: Heartleaf Alexander's

Zizia aptera is a 1-3’ tall upright perennial wildflower with glossy heart shaped basal leaves. From late spring to early summer flowering stems elongate bearing showy flat topped clusters of small yellow florets. Scads of beneficial…

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Zizia aureu

Zizia aureu

Common Name: Golden Alexander's

Zizia aurea is a 1-3’ tall upright perennial wildflower with glossy compound basal leaves. From late spring to early summer flowering stems elongate bearing showy umbrella shaped clusters of small yellow florets. Scads of beneficial …

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