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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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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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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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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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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 (cultivar)

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

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Aster laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth blue aster

Native to North America

Early blooming, tolerant of a variety of conditions. 

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Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight'

Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight'

Common Name: Twilight big leaf aster

Native to North America (cultivar)

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

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Aster novae-angliae

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 novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Common Name: New England aster

Native to North America (cultivar)

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

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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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Blephilia ciliata

Blephilia ciliata

Common Name: Downy wood mint

Native to North America

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

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Boltonia asteroides

Boltonia asteroides

Common Name: Thousand-flowered aster

Native to North America

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

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Feather reed grass

Native to Europe & Asia (arundinacea & epigejos)

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

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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 glomerata 'Superba'

Campanula glomerata 'Superba'

Common Name: Superba clustered bellflower

Native to Europe & Asia

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

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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 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 a…

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Carex cherokeensis

Carex cherokeensis

Common Name: Cherokee sedge

Native to North America

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 flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Common Name: Blue Zinger Sedge

Native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa

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

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Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma

Common Name: Blue wood sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Common Name: Ice Dance Japanese Sedge

Native to Asia (cultivar)

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

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Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Common Name: Silver Sceptre sedge

Native to Japan (cultivar)

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

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Common Name: Little Midge Palm sedge

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

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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Common Name: Evergold Sedge

Native to Asia (cultivar)

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

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Carex remota

Carex remota

Common Name: Remote Sedge

Native to Europe, Central and East Asia

Evergreen fine foliaged mounding perennial sedge for moist areas in part sun to part shade.  Can tolerate more sun as long as moisture is provided.  May be trimmed by half in spring and early summer to clean up foliage, or raked out.  …

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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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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 (cultivar)

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

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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 lanceolata 'Baby Gold'

Coreopsis lanceolata 'Baby Gold'

Common Name: Baby Gold lanceleaf tickseed

Cultivar

This compact cultivar has sunny yellow flowers with a deep red throat stands only 12-20" tall, flowering summer through autumn.  Thrives in poor, sandy, rocky soils. Tolerant of heat and drought. 

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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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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 (cultivar)

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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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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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 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 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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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 (cultivar)

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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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 (cultivar)

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 (cultivar)

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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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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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 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 'Floristan Violet'

Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'

Common Name: Floristan Violet blazing star

Native to North America (cultivar)

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

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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Common Name: Kobold Blazing star

Native to North America (cultivar)

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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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 (cultivar)

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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Lythrum alatum

Lythrum alatum

Common Name: winged loosestrife

Native to North America

A native loosestrife with lavender flowers.  Long flowering season from June through September.  Thrives in moist soil in full sun to part shade.  

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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Common Name: Heidebraut moor grass

Native to Europe & Asia (cultivar)

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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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 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Monarda didyma 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Common Name: Gardenview Scarlet beebalm

Native to North America (cultivar)

Powdery mildew resistant and long flowering .  Plants grow in moist to wet areas, but will tolerate some drought.  Deer tolerant, and a magnet for pollinators.

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Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Common Name: Jacob Cline Bee Balm

Native to North America (cultivar)

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 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 (cultivar)

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 (cultivar)

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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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 'Cloud Nine'

Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America (cultivar)

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 (cultivar)

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 (cultivar)

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 'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America (cultivar)

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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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 (cultivar)

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 digitalis 'Pocahontas'

Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas'

Common Name: Pocahontas beard tongue

Native to North America (cultivar)

Begins the season with showy burdgundy foliage that is highlighted with tones of deep green by mid-summer.  Dark red stems hold the panicules of lavender pink flowers over a long flowering season in spring.  

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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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Phlox glaberrima 'Morris Berd'

Phlox glaberrima 'Morris Berd'

Common Name: Morris Berd smooth phlox

Native to North America (cultivar)

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 (cultivar)

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 (cultivar)

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 (cultivar)

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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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 (cultivar)

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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Prunella vulgaris 'Magdalena'

Prunella vulgaris 'Magdalena'

Common Name: selfheal

Native to North America (cultivar)

Vigorous perennial that reblooms purple throughout the growing season on compact plants.

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Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Common Name: Short-toothed mountain mint

Native to North America

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

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Rudbeckia 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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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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Silene regia

Silene regia

Common Name: Royal Catchfly

Native to North America

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

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Silene virginica

Silene virginica

Common Name: Fire pink

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 'Suwannee'

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Suwannee'

Common Name: Blue-eyed grass

Native to North America (cultivar)

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 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 rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Common Name: Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod

Native to North America (cultivar)

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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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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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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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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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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