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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 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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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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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 schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum

Common Name: Chives

Native to Asia Minor, Balkans, & Siberia

Plethora of edible purple flowers in April and May, and stems and leaves prized for flavoring.  Nectar is attractive to bees and butterflies, while foliage is unattractive to deer and rabbits. Juglone tolerant. Easy and low mainten…

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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 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 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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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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Anemone virginiana

Anemone virginiana

Common Name: Thimble weed

Native to North America

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

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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 ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Common Name: Snow Flurry heath aster

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

Early blooming, tolerant of a variety of conditions. 

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Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England aster

Native to North America

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

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Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

Common Name: New York aster

Native to North America

Rhizomatous species with violet or blue flowers. 

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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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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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Bouteloua curtipendula

Bouteloua curtipendula

Common Name: Sideoats grama

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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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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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Carex brevior

Carex brevior

Common Name: Plains oval sedge

Native to North America

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

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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 pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge

Native to North America

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

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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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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

Native to North America

A deciduous shrub commonly found in moist to wet areas in full sun to partial shade.  Long 6" leaves do not emerge until late spring.  In early to mid-summer, very interesting white globed shaped flowers appear that look like pin cushions…

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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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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 verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Native to North America

Drought tolerant and carefree, great for combining with grasses. 

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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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Desmodium canadense

Desmodium canadense

Common Name: Showy tick trefoil

Native to North America

Showy tick trefoil - a nitrogen fixing plant that grows well in moist to dry soils. Leaves have hairs that attach to clothing and fur, thus the name. Flowers bloom from top to bottom for a period of about 3 weeks in mid summer. Long-tonged bees…

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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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Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Common Name: Virginia wild rye

Native to North America (selection)

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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Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Common Name: Purple love grass

Native to North America

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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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 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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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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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 '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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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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Iris fulva

Iris fulva

Common Name: Copper Iris (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

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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Juncus tenuis

Juncus tenuis

Common Name: Path rush

Native to North America

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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Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Common Name: Kalimeris

Native to northeast Asia

Perfect for dry and clay soils.  Light blue flowers with yellow centers abound throughout summer.  A simple trim and a flush after spent flowers can encourage a fall bloom.  This low maintenance perennial is easy in any sun to …

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Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco Mixture'

Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco Mixture'

Common Name: Red hot poker

Native to South Africa (selection)

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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 'New Moon Maroon'

Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon'

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Native to North America (selection)

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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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 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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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 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 amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

Common Name: Atlantic coastal panic grass

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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

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 '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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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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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 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 '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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Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Common Name: Appalachian Mountain Mint

Native to North America

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 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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Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Common Name: American mountain mint

Native to North America

 An unusual common name, since this plant would prefer to be in full sun to part shade, in wet to moist soil - no shady mountains for this plant. White flowers, sometimes with a lavender hue,  appear in July into early September at…

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Ratibida pinnata

Ratibida pinnata

Common Name: Grey-Headed Coneflower

Native to North America

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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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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Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: Brown-eyed Susan

Native to North America

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

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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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Common Name: Caradonna sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

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Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

Common Name: Wesuwe meadow 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

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Little bluestem

Native to North America

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 '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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Senecio smalli

Senecio smalli

Common Name: Smalls ragwort

Native to North America

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

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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Silphium laciniatum

Silphium laciniatum

Common Name: Compass plant

Native to North America

Growing up to 9 feet tall with leaves similar to pin oaks.  Sunflower like flowers from mid to late summer.  Tolerant of poor soils.  Native to central United States.  Attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. …

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Silphium perfoliatum

Silphium perfoliatum

Common Name: Cup plant

Native to North America

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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Silphium terebinthinaceum

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Common Name: Prairie dock

Native to North America

A tall, rough plant, which occurs in limestone prairies and glades. From a basal clump of huge oval to heart-shaped, dark green leaves 1 to 2' long rise smooth, almost leafless stems branching at the top  with sunflower-like flowers  up to …

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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 graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

Native to North America

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 nemoralis

Solidago nemoralis

Common Name: Prairie goldenrod

Native to North America

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 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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Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Common Name: Showy goldenrod

Native to North America

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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Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Indian grass

Native to North America

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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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

Stachys officinalis

Common Name: Bishop's wort

Native to Europe & Asia

Low maintenance tough perennial with showy flowers from July to August. Spreads by stolons to create a dense ground cover in full sun. Deer and juglone tolerant. Used medicinally in ancient Egypt and continues to be to this day.

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Stipa tenuissima

Stipa tenuissima

Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass

Native to SW United States and Northern Mexico

Stipa tenuissima is a swaying fine textured clump forming grass.  The crisp green blades are arching and extremely narrow.  Foliage can be semi-evergreen or deciduous depending on the climate.  In summer narrow panicles of creamy …

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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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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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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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Vernonia glauca

Vernonia glauca

Common Name: Upland ironweed

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (selection)

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

Native to North America

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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Zizia aureus

Zizia aureus

Common Name: Golden Alexander's

Native to North America

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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