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Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

Common Name: Yarrow

Native to Western North America, Asia, & Europe

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

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Achillea millifolium 'Terracotta'

Achillea millifolium 'Terracotta'

Common Name: Terracotta Yarrow

Native to Europe and Asia

Among the flowering plants you will find few that are as tough as yarrow. This trouper tolerates drought & commonly appears in inhospitable disturbed sites.  Foliage, however, looks delicate and ferny. Bloom time is long and flowers attract …

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Allium 'Millenium'

Allium 'Millenium'

Common Name: Millenium ornamental onion

unknown parentage

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Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Common Name: Nodding onion

Native to North America

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

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Allium lusitanicum 'Summer Beauty'

Allium lusitanicum 'Summer Beauty'

Common Name: Summer Beauty ornamental onion

Native to Europe (selection)

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Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum

Common Name: Chives

Native to Asia Minor, Balkans, & Siberia

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Allium stellatum

Allium stellatum

Common Name: Prairie Onion

Native to North America

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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Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Common Name: Thread leafed bluestar

Native to North America

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

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Amsonia illustris

Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining bluestar

Native to North America

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

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Amsonia tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Amsonia tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Common Name: Bluestar

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big bluestem

Native to North America

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

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Andropogon virginicus

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name: Broom sedge

Native to North America

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

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Antennaria neglecta

Antennaria neglecta

Common Name: Field pussytoes

Native to North America

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

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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly weed

Native to North America

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

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Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Common Name: Eastern whorled milkweed

Native to North America

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

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Aster azureus (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Aster azureus (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Common Name: skyblue aster

Native to North America

Extremely drought tolerant aster excellent for dry rocky or shallow soil.  Attractive to butterflies and pollinators. Self seeds and spreads by rhizomes making it perfect for erosion control.  

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Aster cordifolius

Aster cordifolius

Common Name: Blue wood aster

Native to North America

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 divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

Common Name: White wood aster

Native to North America

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 laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth blue aster

Native to North America

Early blooming, tolerant of a variety of conditions. 

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Aster macrophyllus

Aster macrophyllus

Common Name: Big leaf aster

Native to North America

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

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Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight'

Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight'

Common Name: Twilight big leaf aster

Native to North America (selection)

Aster macrophyllus ‘Twilight’ is a naturally occuring cross between Aster spectabilis and Aster macrophylla and begins the growing season as a rosette of large heart shaped basal leaves.  For a month o…

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Aster oblongifolius

Aster oblongifolius

Common Name: Aromatic aster

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

Compound mound, with bluer flowers than Raydons. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Aster spectabilis

Aster spectabilis

Common Name: Showy aster

Native to North America

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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