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Achillea filipendulina 'Coronation Gold'

Achillea filipendulina 'Coronation Gold'

Common Name: Coronation Gold yarrow

Native to Europe & Western Asia

Thrives in hot humid summers and poor soils.  Deer and drought tolerant, will continue to flower for a long period if dead headed.  Excellent cut or dried flower.  Perfect landing pad for pollinators and butterflies.  Keep plants …

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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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Agastache foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum

Common Name: Anise Hyssop

Native to North America

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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Alchemilla mollis

Alchemilla mollis

Common Name: lady's mantle

Native to Eastern Carpathians, Caucasus

Quite adaptable, growing in full sun to part shade, but can tolerate full shade. Morning dew and rain will bead up on the foliage, which is very attractive.  Chartreuse flowers appear in June, which may be cut or dried.  Deer and…

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Allium 'Millenium'

Allium 'Millenium'

Common Name: Millenium ornamental onion

unknown parentage

Easily grown dry to medium moisture soils that must be well-drained. Prefers full sun, but will succeed in part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils,  Non-invasive due to low fertility.  Foliage grows 6-8" tall, with flower stems r…

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Allium lusitanicum 'Summer Beauty'

Allium lusitanicum 'Summer Beauty'

Common Name: Summer Beauty ornamental onion

Native to Europe (selection)

A sterile cultivar, and long-blooming ornamental onion that produces showy lavender flowers from July to August. The globe-shaped flowers sit above strap-like foliage that remains a shiny deep green throughout the growing season. Leaves grow up to …

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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 tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name: Bluestar, Blue Dogbane

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

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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Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Common Name: Dwarf blue star

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis

Common Name: Meadow anemone (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

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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Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Wild columbine

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Aruncus dioicus

Aruncus dioicus

Common Name: Goats beard (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

Tall Astillbe-like blooms, brightest in part shade.

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Asarum canadense

Asarum canadense

Common Name: Wild ginger (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

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 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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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 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 divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

Common Name: White wood aster

Native to North America (selection)

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

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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 lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Common Name: Calico aster

Native to North America (selection)

Deep plum foliage with hundreds of small daisy flowers. 

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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 novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Common Name: New England aster

Native to North America (selection)

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

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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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Aster umbellatus

Aster umbellatus

Common Name: Flat topped white aster

Native to North America

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

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Astilbe japonica 'Rheinland'

Astilbe japonica 'Rheinland'

Common Name: Astilbe

Native to Asia (hybrid)

True pink flowers rising up to 2 feet are very showy and perfect in a vase in May to June in part to full shade.  Rabbit, deer and juglone tolerant, they thrive in moist soils.  

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Astilbe × arendsii 'Fanal'

Astilbe × arendsii 'Fanal'

Common Name: Astilbe

Hybrid native parentage of Asia

Loose deep red flowers rise up 1.5 feet above glossy green foliage in July in part shade to full shade.  Deer, rabbit, juglone tolerant.  Beautiful in mass or individually.  Deadheading will not prolong flowering, therefore the s…

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Athyrium filix-femina

Athyrium filix-femina

Common Name: Lady Fern (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Feather reed grass

Native to Europe & Asia (arundinacea & epigejos)

Non-naitve. Slow spreading, clump forming cool season ornamental grass. Produces purplish-green flowers.

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Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Common Name: Blue Cloud lesser calamint

Native to Europe & The Mediterranean (selection)

A plethora of pale blue flowers from June through a hard frost on compact plants.  With some salt tolerance and great drought tolerance, these plants will bring the butterflies and other pollinators to the scene.  Fragrant foliage deters …

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Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

Common Name: White Cloud lesser calamint

Native to Europe & the Mediterranean

Fragrant tiny white flowers, above minty fragrant foliage, literally flower from mid June to a hard frost. Deer and critter resistant, yet pollinators and butterflies flock to the flowers. Grows well in full sun to partial shade in dry to av…

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Calamintha nepeta ssp nepeta

Calamintha nepeta ssp nepeta

Common Name: Calamint

Native to Southern Europe to Great Britain

Excellent for for pollinators as it flowers the entire summer into fall.  Masses of flowering stems shade out weeds.  Fragrant foliage.  Tolerant of drought, shallow rocky soil, with medium salt tolerance.  Sheer back fo…

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Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata

Common Name: Wine cups

Native to North America

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

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Campanula carpatica 'Deep Blue Clips'

Campanula carpatica 'Deep Blue Clips'

Common Name: Carpathian bellflower

Native to Carpathian Mountains of Central Europe.

Carpatica is for the region they are native, but these beauties create a carpet of blue upward facing blue flowers for a longer period in summer.  Work well in shallow soil, potted, and the front of the perennial border in full sun to …

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Campanula glomerata 'Superba'

Campanula glomerata 'Superba'

Common Name: Superba clustered bellflower

Native to Europe & Asia

Vibrant violet blue to deep purple flowers burst forth in June and July in full sun to part shade in moist soil.  Showy flowers attractive in the vase, but not to deer.  Plant in partial shade in hot summer climates.  

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Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans

Common Name: Trumpet creeper

Native to North America

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 appalachica

Carex appalachica

Common Name: Appalachian sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex divulsa

Carex divulsa

Common Name: grassland sedge

Native to Europe and Asia

Carex divulsa is a perennial sedge that matures into fine textured arching clumps. The bright green foliage is evergreen.  In late spring dainty bronze flower spikes are displayed above the leaves.  Plants adapt to sunny or shade…

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Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Common Name: Blue Zinger Sedge

Native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa

Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ is a low clumping European sedge.  Foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen with fine texture and a lovely steely blue color. This perennial prospers in dry to moist well drained soils in sun …

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Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma

Common Name: Blue wood sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex humilis 'Hexe'

Carex humilis 'Hexe'

Common Name: Hexe dwarf sedge

Native to Western Europe

Ornamental yellow flowers appear very early in spring and fade to tan.  Grows in the driest areas and therefore extremely drought tolerant.  Can be grown in a rock garden or shallow soils in partial shade.

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Common Name: Silver Sceptre sedge

Native to Japan

Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’ is a low rhizomatous perennial sedge.  Foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen and arching.  Blades are variegated with an jade green stripe down the center and crisp cream white al…

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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 oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Common Name: Evergold Sedge

Native to Asia

Carex ‘Evergold’ is a low clumping perennial sedge from Japan.  Foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen and arching.  Blades are variegated with a creamy yellow stripe that runs…

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Carex radiata

Carex radiata

Common Name: Eastern star sedge

Native to North America

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, Curly wood sedge

Native to North America

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

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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Common Name: New Jersey tea

Native to North America

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

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Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern seaoates

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

Good ground cover for well drained shade. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Common Name: Golden star

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Clematis virginiana

Clematis virginiana

Common Name: Virgin's bower

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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 rosea

Coreopsis rosea

Common Name: Pink tickseed

Native to North America

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

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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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Deschampsia caespitosa

Deschampsia caespitosa

Common Name: Tufted hairgrass

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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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Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

Common Name: Firewitch cheddar pink

Native to Poland & Ukraine

Perfect for the formal and informal garden at the front of the border.  Beautiful grey green foliage all season long topped off by magenta pink flowers in late spring and early summer.  Plants must be deadheaded after flowering as s…

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Echinacea palida

Echinacea palida

Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common Name: White coneflower

Native to North America (selection)

A white selection of purple coneflower.

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Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Common Name: Tennessee coneflower

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Common Name: Blue globe thistle

Native to Southeastern Europe

Striking silver spiney foliage is topped by vivid blue thistle flowers.  Pollinators and butterflies flock to the flowers and seed eating birds enjoy the seeds.  A dramatic upright addition to the garden.  Extremely drought to…

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Eupatorium coelestinum

Eupatorium coelestinum

Common Name: Mistflower, hardy ageratum

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

Huge, founded flower heads. Butterflies love it. 

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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Common Name: Hyssop leaved boneset

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Eupatorium purpureum

Eupatorium purpureum

Common Name: Sweet Joe pye weed

Native to North America

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

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Euphorbia polychroma

Euphorbia polychroma

Common Name: Cushion spurge

Native to Central & southeastern Europe

Thrives in dry, well drained poor soils in full sun and becomes a cushion of green foliage topped by unusual yellowish green bracts.  Air pollution tolerant as well.  Sap is toxic to animals.  Trim after flowering as plants sel…

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Euthamia caroliniana

Euthamia caroliniana

Common Name: Slender goldentop

Native to North America

Appears very similar to  Euthamia graminifolia, or but the foliage is more narrow at only 1/8" wide.  The flowers are yellow and are clusted in arrays that can measure 1 foot across.  In the mid-Atlantic it flowers yellow from July to …

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Gaura lindheimeri

Gaura lindheimeri

Common Name: Lindheimer's beeblossom

Native to North America

Growing in sandy or loamy well drained soil in full sun, this taprooted plant thrives in heat and humidity with some drought tolerance.  Pink buds open to whitish pink flowers, on wiry stems with lance shaped green leaves 1 - 3" long whi…

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Gaura lindheimeri

Gaura lindheimeri

Common Name: Lindheimer's beeblossom, white gaura

Native to North America

Gaura lindheimeri is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial.  Native to Texas and Louisiana, it  may grow up to 5' tall on stems clad with spoon-shaped to lanceolate leaves (to 3" long). Pinkish buds along wiry, erect, wand-like st…

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Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'

Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'

Common Name: Carolina jessamine

Native to North America

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

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

Common Name: Big root geranium

Native to SE Alps and the Balkans (selection)

Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’ is a lovely spring blooming perennial that forms 1’ tall mounds.  Plants have semi-evergreen deeply lobed aromatic leaves.  In spring, foliage is crowned by …

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Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum

Common Name: Wild Geranium (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

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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Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Biokova'

Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Biokova'

Common Name: Hardy geranium

Sterile hybrid of G. macrorrhizum & G. dalmaticum

Delicate pink sterile flowers, tinged with white from May to June in full sun to part shade in moist to average soil.  A groundcover that requires very little maintenance.  Even deadheading is not necessary.  Butterflies and p…

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Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Karmina'

Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Karmina'

Common Name: Hardy geranium

Sterile hybrid of G. macrorrhizum & G. dalmaticum

Lavender flowers from May to June in full sun to part shade on rabbit and deer resistant plants.  Pollinators and butterflies love these.  Foliage may yellow in hot summers, and can be sheered back for a fresh flush of growth. …

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Geum triflorum

Geum triflorum

Common Name: prairie smoke, old man's whiskers

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selections)

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 autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty'

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty'

Common Name: Moerheim Beauty sneezeweed

Native to North America (selection)

More compact than the species this is a great landscape, prairie or container plant.  Bronzy red petals surround an brown almost black center, and burst forth in late summer often all the way until the first frost   Deer resistant…

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Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum

Common Name: purple-headed sneezeweed

Native to North America

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 angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius

Common Name: Swamp sunflower, narrow leaved sunflower

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

Spreads by rhizome and reseeds abundantly. Tough. 

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Helianthus microcephalus

Helianthus microcephalus

Common Name: small woodland sunflower

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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

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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts'

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts'

Common Name: Burning Hearts false sunflower

Native to North America (selections)

A selection with purple stems and foliage and flowers that are yellow with a red eye.  Thrives with minimal care in full sun in rich or poor soils, from sand to clay.  Deer and rabbit resistant with high salt tolerance.  Butterflies …

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Heuchera americana

Heuchera americana

Common Name: American coral bell, alumroot

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

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Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'

Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'

Common Name: Coral bells

Native to Western North America (selection)

Grown for its lush resilliant deep purple foliage.  Thrives best full sun in its northern range, and partial shade in its most southern range in rich soil with good moisture.  Blush white flowers appear on stalks rising well above the…

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Heuchera villosa

Heuchera villosa

Common Name: Hairy alumroot

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Swamp mallow

Native to North America

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

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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink'

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink'

Common Name: Disco Belle Pink Hardy Hibiscus

Native to North America (selection)

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Disco Bell Pink’ is a perennial with large leaves and many sturdy vertical stems.  In summer, plants are crowned by striking saucer shaped flowers on compact 2 to 2 ½ foot plants.  The sol…

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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Red'

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Red'

Common Name: Disco Belle Red Hardy Hibiscus

Native to North America (selection)

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Disco Bell Red’ is a perennial with large leaves and many sturdy vertical stems.  In summer, plants are crowned by striking saucer shaped flowers on compact 2 to 2 ½ foot plants.  The solitary …

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Hypericum calycinum

Hypericum calycinum

Common Name: St. John's wort

Native to Southern Europe, southwestern Asia

Allan Armitage calls the species "one of the finest ground covers available" for good reason.  Excellent on slopes, in mass, or individually.  Drought, dry soil tolerant, it spreads quickly via underground stems to be a perfect erosio…

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Hypericum prolificum

Hypericum prolificum

Common Name: shrubby St John's wort

Native to North America

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)

Native to North America

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)

Native to North America (selection)

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)

Native to North America (selection)

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)

Native to North America (selection)

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 versicolor

Iris versicolor

Common Name: Blue flag

Native to North America

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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Koeleria macrantha

Koeleria macrantha

Common Name: Prairie junegrass

Native to North America

Short, cool season bunch grass, with golden fall color. Thrives in poor soils and is drought tolerant.

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Leucanthemum × superbum 'Alaska'

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Alaska'

Common Name: Alaska shasta daisy

Cross between L. vulgare & L. maximum

Easy to grow in full sun to part shade in medium to dry soils.  Deer and rabbit resistant.  Terrific cut flower.  Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom.  Attracts butterflies and other pollinators.  

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Liatris aspera

Liatris aspera

Common Name: Tall, Rough blazing star

Native to North America

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 elegans

Liatris elegans

Common Name: pink-scale gayfeather

Native to North America

This elegant Liatris, native to the southern United States, bears beautiful bracts of light pink flowers in late summer through autumn.  

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Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Common Name: Rocky Mountain blazing star

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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 'Kobold'

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Common Name: Kobold Blazing star

Native to North America (selection)

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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Limonium latifolium

Limonium latifolium

Common Name: Sea lavender

Native to Europe

Sun loving non-invasive perennial with lavender to blue flowers, is an excellent cut or dried.  Salt and deer tolerant, it thrives in full sun and well drained soils.  Flower stalks arise from the semi-evergreen basal rosettes from mid …

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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Native to North America

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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Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens

Common Name: Trumpet honeysuckle

Native to North America

Tolerates a wide range of conditions, attracts hummingbirds.

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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

Common Name: Edith Dudszus purple moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia

A selection of M. caerulea ssp caerulea for its rich purple, almost black, flower stems and dense flower spikes that rise above well mannered green tussocks.  Perfect for the autumn and winter garden in medium to wet soils in full sun to parti…

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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Common Name: Heidebraut moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia

More compact than the other selections we grow and flowering much earlier, with tufts only growing 1 to 1.5' tall, while flower stems arise 3-4' and are golden.  Use them in the foreground allowing the setting sun to back light them.  …

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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

Common Name: Moorhexe moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia

A selection of M. caerulea ssp caerulea for its deep purple flower that become purple brown seed heads on top of green stems. Perfect green tufts of foliage.  Excellentthroughtout the growing season but striking for the autumn and winter garden …

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Monarda didyma

Monarda didyma

Common Name: Scarlet Bee Balm

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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 'Judith's Fancy Fuchsia'

Monarda x 'Judith's Fancy Fuchsia'

Common Name: Judith's bee balm

Native to North America (selection)

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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Monarda x 'Raspberry Wine'

Monarda x 'Raspberry Wine'

Common Name: Raspberry Wine bee balm

Native to North America (selection)

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 raspberry-wine tubular flowers.  The blooms are a magnet for i…

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Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Common Name: Pink hair grass

Native to North America

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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Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

Common Name: Catmint

Native to Caucusus and northern Iran

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ is a mounding aromatic perennial.  This mint relative is clothed in soft gray-green oval leaves.  From late spring to autumn, plants provide a generous offe…

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Nepeta subsessilis

Nepeta subsessilis

Common Name: nepeta

Native to Japan

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Oenothera fruiticosa 'Fireworks (No Advance Orders)'

Oenothera fruiticosa 'Fireworks (No Advance Orders)'

Common Name: Fireworks Evening Primrose

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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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Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

Common Name: Switch Grass

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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 'Heiliger Hain'

Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

Common Name: Heiliger Hain switch grass

Native to North America (selection)

Bluish green foliage on more compact plants that grow 28 inches tall, with pinkish beige flowers that rise to 48” in summer.   Foliage turns a vibrant burgundy red in autumn.  Excellent size for the landscape as well as fo…

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Panicum virgatum 'North Wind'

Panicum virgatum 'North Wind'

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Common Name: Red switch grass

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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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Patrinia scabiosifolia

Patrinia scabiosifolia

Common Name: Patrina

Native to E Asia

Showy flowers all summer long on low maintenance plants.  Tolerant of hot and humid conditions, they prefer rich soils with adequate moisture.  Tall and dramatic architectural plant for designed meadows and a back of the border plant.…

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Common Name: Cassian dwarf fountain grass

Native to Asia (selection)

Similar to Hameln, but about a foot taller and greater range of hardiness.  Perfect for use as a groundcover or in a rain garden as it prefers moist to wet soils.  Flowers white with a pink tinge from late summer into fall. Seeds at…

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Common Name: Dwarf fountain grass

Native to China (selection)

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ is a uniform compact cultivar of Asian fountain grass.  ‘Hameln’ has attractive deep green arching linear leaves.  In late summer culms are tipped with silvery bottlebrush …

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Penstemon calycosus

Penstemon calycosus

Common Name: Calico penstemon, smooth beard tongue

Native to North America

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

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Penstemon digitalis

Penstemon digitalis

Common Name: Beard tongue

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Common Name: Russian sage

Native to Himalayas & W China

Fragrant silver leaves keep the animals at bay, while lavender blue flowers put on a show from mid summer into fall.  Thrives in full sun and dryer soils and are salt spray and air polution tolerant. Should be cut down in late winter to…

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Phlox caroliniana

Phlox caroliniana

Common Name: Carolina Phlox

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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, meadow phlox

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

The best pure white available, fragrant, mildew resistant. 

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Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Common Name: Jeana garden phlox

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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 subulata

Phlox subulata

Common Name: Moss phlox

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America (selection)

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 'Vivid'

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Common Name: Obedient plant

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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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Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Common Name: Short-toothed mountain mint

Native to North America

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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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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 grandiflora 'Sundance'

Rudbeckia grandiflora 'Sundance'

Common Name: Sundance rough coneflower

Native to North America (selection)

Sundance rough coneflower - bushy and upright with interesting parasol-shaped blooms that have droopy yellow petals surrounding a brown cone.  Great cut flower.  Attracts butterflies and polinators. High salt tolerance.

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Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Sweet black-eyed Susan

Native to North America

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 maxima

Rudbeckia maxima

Common Name: Giant coneflower

Native to North America

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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Ruellia humilis

Ruellia humilis

Common Name: Wild petunia

Native to North America

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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Sagina subulata

Sagina subulata

Common Name: Irish Moss, Pearlwort

Native to Europe

Evergreen groundcover for lawn replacements and filling between stones and cracks in full sun to partial shade in average to moist soil.  Tiny white flowers begin to appear in late spring and sporadically throughout its growing season.…

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Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Common Name: Purple Knockout lyre-leaf sage

Native to North America (selection)

Mainly grown for its rosettes of glossy burgundy leaves that transform to a deep purple in summer followed by red in the autumn, this native selection is the perfect substitution for non-native Ajuga.  Blue flowers appear in late spring a…

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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Common Name: Caradonna sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

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Salvia nemorosa 'East Freisland'

Salvia nemorosa 'East Freisland'

Common Name: East Freisland sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

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Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'

Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'

cross between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis

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Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Common Name: May Night wood sage

cross between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis

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Salvia x sylvestris 'Snow Hill'

Salvia x sylvestris 'Snow Hill'

Common Name: Snow Hill wood sage

cross between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis

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Sanguisorba officinalis

Sanguisorba officinalis

Common Name: Greater burnet

Native to Asia, Europe & North America

Showy dark red to purple-red flowers appear from May to June on these clump forming, rhizomatous low maintenance plants in full sun and average soils with medium moisture.  Interesting compound odd-pinate leaves remain clean throughout the…

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Common Name: Little bluestem

Native to North America (selection)

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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Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Common Name: hoary skull cap

Native to North America

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 cauticola 'Lidakense'

Sedum cauticola 'Lidakense'

Common Name: Lidakense stonecrop

Native to Japan

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Sedum sieboldii

Sedum sieboldii

Common Name: October stonecrop, October daphne

Native to Japan

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Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Common Name: Autumn Joy stonecrop

Native to China & Korea

A late summer/fall beauty that grows up to 2 feet tall and wide.  Extremely adaptable in full sun with great drought tolerance.  Flowers open pink and are very attractive to butterflies and bees.  The flowers fade to a coppery red and …

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Sedum ternatum

Sedum ternatum

Common Name: three-leaved stone crop

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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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Sesleria autumnalis

Sesleria autumnalis

Common Name: Autumn Moor Grass

Native to Southeastern Europe

Sesleria autumnalis is a low mounding cool season non-native perennial grass.  Foliage is evergreen and arching.  Blades have a striking yellow-green color that sometimes develops a soothing golden autumn tint.  Spike-lik…

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Sesleria x 'Greenlee Hybrid'

Sesleria x 'Greenlee Hybrid'

Common Name: Greenlee's Hybrid Moor Grass

species cross (S. autumnalis x S. caerulea)

Sesleria x ‘Greenlee Hybrid’ is a low mounding cool season perennial grass.  Foliage is evergreen with an attractive blue-green hue.  Silvery purple tinged spikey flowers rise above the leaves and mature into purplish …

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Silene caroliniana

Silene caroliniana

Common Name: Wild pink

Native to North America

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 virginica

Silene virginica

Common Name: Fire pink

Native to North America

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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Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Common Name: Blue-eyed grass

Native to North America (selection)

‘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

Native to North America (selection)

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 bicolor

Solidago bicolor

Common Name: silverrod

Native to North America

Flowers are atteactive to butterflies, native and non-native bees, and songbirds eat the seeds.  Extremely dry soil tolerant, growing well in sandy or rocky soils, but does well in average and clay soils.  Sap is poisonous to deer a…

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Solidago rigida

Solidago rigida

Common Name: Stiff goldenrod

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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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Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica

Common Name: Indian pink (No Advance Order)

Native to North America

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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Spodiopogon sibiricus

Spodiopogon sibiricus

Common Name: Frost grass

Native to Asia

A large dense ball of blue-green foliage that is topped by upright showy flowers beginning in July and do not break apart with the first strong wind or snow fall often persisting into February.  Prefers moist to wet soils in full sun to part s…

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Sporobolus airoides

Sporobolus airoides

Common Name: Alkali Sacaton

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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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Stachys officinalis 'Hummello'

Stachys officinalis 'Hummello'

Common Name: Hummello betony

Native to Europe & Asia (selection)

2019 Perennial Plant of the Year as chosen by The Perennial Plant Association. Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’ is a rhizomatous perennial the produces basal rosettes of dark green glossy ovate basal leaves. Tiny two-lipped rose-la…

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Teucrium chamaedrys

Teucrium chamaedrys

Common Name: Wall germander

Native to Northern Africa, western Asia & Europe

Excellent edging plant or low hedge, but also as a mounding perennial.  Fragrant evergreen foliage keeps the deer and rabbits at bay.  Lavender pink flowers are profuse on spikes in July and attract butterflies and pollinators.  

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Thermopsis villosa

Thermopsis villosa

Common Name: Carolina lupine

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selections)

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

‘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

Native to North America

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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Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Common Name: Tall verbena

Native to South America

Flowers profusely on near leafless stems lavender, reaching up to 4 feet tall from early summer to frost. Low maintenance and excellent for the cutting garden in full sun to partial shade.  Can be grown as an annual outside of its hardin…

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Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Common Name: Homestead purple verbena

Native to North America (selection)

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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Viola striata

Viola striata

Common Name: Striped cream violet

Native to North America

Cream colored flowers, with purple striations on the lower petal.  Leaves are a deep green.  Grows best in moist to wet humusy soils in part shade, creating a dense ground cover.  Does not spread by runners, but does freely self-…

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Waldsteinia fragarioides

Waldsteinia fragarioides

Common Name: Barren strawberry

Native to North America

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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