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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 cernuum

Allium cernuum

Common Name: Nodding onion

Native to North America

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

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Allium stellatum

Allium stellatum

Common Name: Prairie Onion

Native to North America

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

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Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Common Name: Thread leafed bluestar

Native to North America

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

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Amsonia illustris

Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining bluestar

Native to North America

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

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Amsonia 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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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 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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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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Antennaria neglecta

Antennaria neglecta

Common Name: Field pussytoes

Native to North America

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

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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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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 incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

Native to North America

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

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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

Native to North America (selection)

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

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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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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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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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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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Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold

Native to North America

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

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Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia

Common Name: Harebell

Native to North America

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

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Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans

Common Name: Trumpet creeper

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 albicans

Carex albicans

Common Name: White-tinged sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola

Common Name: Creek sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex appalachica

Carex appalachica

Common Name: Appalachian sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex bicknellii

Carex bicknellii

Common Name: Prairie sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex blanda

Carex blanda

Common Name: Common Wood Sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex brevior

Carex brevior

Common Name: Plains oval sedge

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 cherokeensis

Carex cherokeensis

Common Name: Cherokee sedge

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

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Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge, Longhair sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex grayi

Carex grayi

Common Name: Bur sedge, Grays sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex grayi 'New Moon Mighty'

Carex grayi 'New Moon Mighty'

Common Name: New Moon Mighty grays sedge

Native to North America (selection)

Carex grayi ‘New Moon Mighty’  is a cool season grass with semi-evergreen light green, grass-like foliage. Interesting spiked seed heads, which are larger on New Moon Mighty, develop and remain in the winter. This plant prefers …

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Carex laxiculmis

Carex laxiculmis

Common Name: Creeping sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex leavenworthii

Carex leavenworthii

Common Name: Lawn Sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

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 molesta

Carex molesta

Common Name: Field oval sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

Native to North America

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

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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 plantaginea

Carex plantaginea

Common Name: Seersucker sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex platyphylla

Carex platyphylla

Common Name: Silver sedge

Native to North America

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

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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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Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Broom Sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex socialis

Carex socialis

Common Name: Social sedge, low woodland sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex sprengelii

Carex sprengelii

Common Name: Long Beaked Sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex stipata

Carex stipata

Common Name: Awl-fruited sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex texensis

Carex texensis

Common Name: Catlin sedge

Native to North America

Great lawn replacement.

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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex woodii

Carex woodii

Common Name: Pretty sedge, wood's sedge

Native to North America

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

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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Common Name: New Jersey tea

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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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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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Common Name: Golden star

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Chyrsopsis mariana

Chyrsopsis mariana

Common Name: Maryland golden star

Native to North America

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

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Clematis virginiana

Clematis virginiana

Common Name: Virgin's bower

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 tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Common Name: Tall coreopsis

Native to North America

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

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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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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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Danthonia spicata

Danthonia spicata

Common Name: Poverty oat grass

Native to North America

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

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Deschampsia caespitosa

Deschampsia caespitosa

Common Name: Tufted hairgrass

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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Deschampsia flexuosa

Deschampsia flexuosa

Common Name: Crinkled hairgrass

Native to North America

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

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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 'PowWow White'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'

Common Name: PowWow White coneflower

Native to North America (selection)

Large cones with clean, white petals.

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Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Native to North America (selection)

Large rose-purple flowers. Seed grown.

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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 hystrix

Elymus hystrix

Common Name: Bottlebrush grass

Native to North America

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

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Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Common Name: Virginia wild rye

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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Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: scouring rush, rough horsetail

Native to North America

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

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Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Common Name: Purple love grass

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 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 perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Name: Boneset

Native to North America

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

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Eupatorium purpureum

Eupatorium purpureum

Common Name: Sweet Joe pye weed

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 corollata

Euphorbia corollata

Common Name: Flowering spurge (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

Often refered to as native baby's breath, this plant flowers for a period of about 6 weeks in mid to late summer.  Clusters of white flowers, each with 5 petals with a kiss of green at the base encircling a yellow center.&#…

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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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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 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 divaricatus

Helianthus divaricatus

Common Name: Woodland sunflower

Native to North America

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

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Helianthus microcephalus

Helianthus microcephalus

Common Name: small woodland sunflower

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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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Summer Sun'

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Summer Sun'

Common Name: Summer Sun ox eye

Native to North America (selection)

Upright, clump-forming, nearly glabrous, sunflower-like daisies 2-3” in diameter with yellow-orange rays surrounding brownish-yellow center cones.  Landing pads for butterflies and other pollinators.  High salt tolerance.

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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 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 coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Common Name: Scarlet rose mallow

Native to North America

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

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Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Swamp mallow

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 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 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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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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Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Common Name: Soft rush

Native to North America

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

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Juncus tenuis

Juncus tenuis

Common Name: Path rush

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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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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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 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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Liatris squarrosa

Liatris squarrosa

Common Name: Scaly blazing star

Native to North America

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

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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal flower

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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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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Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia

Native to North America

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

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Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens

Common Name: Trumpet honeysuckle

Native to North America

Tolerates a wide range of conditions, attracts hummingbirds.

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Luzula acuminata

Luzula acuminata

Common Name: Hairy woodrush

Native to North America

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

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Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea

Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea

Common Name: Lance-leaved loostrife

Native to North America

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

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Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Square stem monkey flower

Native to North America

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

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Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Common Name: Eastern beebalm

Native to North America

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

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Monarda didyma

Monarda didyma

Common Name: Scarlet Bee Balm

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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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

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 '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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Parthenium integrifolium

Parthenium integrifolium

Common Name: Wild quinine

Native to North America

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

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Common Name: Virginia creeper

Native to North America

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

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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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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 stolonifera

Phlox stolonifera

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Native to North America

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

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Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Phlox stolonifera 'Bruce's White'

Phlox stolonifera 'Bruce's White'

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Common Name: Creeping phlox

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Phlox subulata '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

Physostegia virginiana

Common Name: Obedient plant

Native to North America

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

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Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Common Name: Obedient plant

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 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 incanum

Pycnanthemum incanum

Common Name: Hoary 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 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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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 '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 laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Common Name: Green-headed coneflower

Native to North America

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

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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'

Common Name: Autumn Sun cut-leaf coneflower

Native to North America

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

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Rudbeckia maxima

Rudbeckia maxima

Common Name: Giant coneflower

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 subtomentosa

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Common Name: Sweet coneflower

Native to North America

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

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Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: Brown-eyed Susan

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 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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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 'Standing Ovation PP 25202'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation PP 25202'

Common Name: Little bluestem

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Common Name: Little bluestem

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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Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Common Name: Green bulrush

Native to North America

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

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Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name: Wool grass

Native to North America

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

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Scirpus pungens

Scirpus pungens

Common Name: Common three-square bulrush

Native to North America

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

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Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani)

Common Name: Soft stemmed bulrush

Native to North America

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

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Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Common Name: hoary skull cap

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 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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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 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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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 caesia

Solidago caesia

Common Name: Blue-stem goldenrod

Native to North America

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

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Solidago flexicaulis

Solidago flexicaulis

Common Name: Zig-zag goldenrod

Native to North America

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

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Solidago graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

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 juncea

Solidago juncea

Common Name: Early goldenrod

Native to North America

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

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Solidago nemoralis

Solidago nemoralis

Common Name: Prairie goldenrod

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 odora

Solidago odora

Common Name: Sweet goldenrod

Native to North America

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

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Solidago 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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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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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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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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Stylophorum diphyllum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Common Name: Celandine poppy (No Advance Orders)

Native to North America

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

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Thermopsis villosa

Thermopsis villosa

Common Name: Carolina lupine

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 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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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Common Name: Blue vervain

Native to North America

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

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Vernonia glauca

Vernonia glauca

Common Name: Upland ironweed

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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Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name: Culver root

Native to North America

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

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Viola sororia

Viola sororia

Common Name: Meadow Violet

Native to North America

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

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Viola 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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Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Common Name: Appalachian blue violet

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Waldsteinia fragarioides

Waldsteinia fragarioides

Common Name: Barren strawberry

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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Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera

Common Name: Heartleaf Alexander's

Native to North America

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

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Zizia 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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