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Agastache foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum

Common Name: Anise Hyssop

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

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

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Allium stellatum

Allium stellatum

Common Name: Prairie Onion

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 tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name: Bluestar, Blue Dogbane

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

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 tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Common Name: Dwarf blue star

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

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Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Wild columbine

One of the earliest of wildflowers to bloom, attracts hummingbirds, easy to grow. 

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Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Common Name: Wild columbine

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

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Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

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

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

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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly weed

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

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Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Common Name: Eastern whorled milkweed

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

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Aster cordifolius

Aster cordifolius

Common Name: Blue wood aster

Good naturalizer for woods' edge and shade, does well in dry conditions. Lovely arching flower stems brighten up the shade. 

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Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

Common Name: White wood aster

Good native groundcover for woods' edge and shade, does well in dry conditions. Provides a mass of small white flowers to usher in the fall season. 

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Aster laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth blue aster

Early blooming, tolerant of a variety of conditions. 

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Aster lateriflorus

Aster lateriflorus

Common Name: Calico aster

Aster lateriflorus is a shrubby aster with light green foliage.  In late summer plants produce myriads of starry pinkish daisies with rosy centers.  This aster is tough and adaptable prospering in sun or part shade and in moist o…

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Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Common Name: Calico aster

Deep plum foliage with hundreds of small daisy flowers. 

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Aster macrophyllus

Aster macrophyllus

Common Name: Big leaf aster

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

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Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight'

Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight'

Common Name: Twilight big leaf aster

Aster macrophyllus ‘Twilight’ begins the growing season as a rosette of large heart shaped basal leaves.  For a month or so plants look like an attractive coarse textured groundcover. Upright stems elongate…

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Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England aster

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

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

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Aster oblongifolius

Aster oblongifolius

Common Name: Aromatic aster

This species tolerates drought, poor soils, and the heat. Aromatic foliage. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

Compound mound, with bluer flowers than Raydons. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

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

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Aster pilosus

Aster pilosus

Common Name: Frost aster

Aster pilosus is a shrubby native wildflower with erect or arching stems. It is often described as a weedy species and if all humans were environmental stewards it might have no merit.  In reality though, disturbance happens and this troup…

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Aster spectabilis

Aster spectabilis

Common Name: Showy aster

Bright violet single, graceful blooms encircle a yellow disk near the top of arching stem with grass green foliage. Found along pond's edge, stream banks, and open meadows. Perfectly simple, and simply perfect. Shared with us by our friend Jas…

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Aster umbellatus

Aster umbellatus

Common Name: Flat topped white aster

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

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

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

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Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans

Common Name: Trumpet creeper

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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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Common Name: New Jersey tea

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

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

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

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Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead

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

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

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 tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Common Name: Tall coreopsis

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

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Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Drought tolerant and carefree, great for combining with grasses. 

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Echinacea palida

Echinacea palida

Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower

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

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

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

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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

An introduction from Jellito Seed, 'Ruby Star' (Rubinstern) has the horizontal qualities of 'Magnus' with a deeper, richer magenta hue. Performs best with good drainage. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common Name: White coneflower

A white selection of purple coneflower.

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Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Common Name: Tennessee coneflower

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

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Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: Scouring Rush

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

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

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

Huge, founded flower heads. Butterflies love it. 

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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Common Name: Hyssop leaved boneset

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

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

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

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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Name: Boneset

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

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)

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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Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum

Common Name: Wild Geranium (No Advance Orders)

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

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

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

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

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 angustifolia

Helianthus angustifolia

Common Name: Swamp sunflower

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

Spreads by rhizome and reseeds abundantly. Tough. 

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Helianthus microcephalus

Helianthus microcephalus

Common Name: small woodland sunflower

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

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

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

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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Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Swamp mallow

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

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

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

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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Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Common Name: Appalachian blazing star

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

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

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

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 White'

Liatris spicata 'Floristan White'

Common Name: Floristan White blazing star

‘Floristan White’ 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 butterfl…

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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Common Name: Kobold Blazing star

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

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 siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia

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

Tolerates a wide range of conditions, attracts hummingbirds.

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Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'

Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'

Common Name: Trumpet honeysuckle

A strong growing, long blooming, red selection.

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Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Common Name: Trumpet honeysuckle

A selected yellow form with good compact form and repeat bloom.

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Monarda didyma

Monarda didyma

Common Name: Scarlet Bee Balm

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

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

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

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

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 'Peter's Fancy Fuchsia'

Monarda x 'Peter's Fancy Fuchsia'

Common Name: Peter's bee balm

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

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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Oenothera fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa

Common Name: Sundrops

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 'Heiliger Hain'

Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

Common Name: Heiliger Hain switch grass

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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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Common Name: Virginia creeper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 glaberrima 'Morris Berd'

Phlox glaberrima 'Morris Berd'

Common Name: Morris Berd smooth phlox

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

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

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

The best pure white available, fragrant, mildew resistant. 

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Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Common Name: Jeana garden phlox

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

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

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

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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Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Common Name: Appalachian Mountain Mint

This mint is nothing to fear!  Clump forming, and slow to spread, it has aromatic foliage, and flowers fuzzy white flowers in late summer into Autumn.  Deer & critter resistant, but a host to Gray Hairstreak Butterfly larva.  …

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Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Common Name: Short-toothed mountain mint

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

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

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

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

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 hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Sweet black-eyed Susan

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

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

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

Super-sized black-eyed Susan with sturdy upright stems and a strong architectural presence.  The bold attractive basal leaves average 2’ long with a lovely bluish waxy patina.  Stalks rise from the foliage and are terminated in early …

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Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: Brown-eyed Susan

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

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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Senecio aureus

Senecio aureus

Common Name: Golden ragwort

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

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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Silphium perfoliatum

Silphium perfoliatum

Common Name: Cup plant

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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Solidago canadensis 'Crown of Rays'

Solidago canadensis 'Crown of Rays'

Common Name: Canadian goldenrod

Solidago canadensis ‘Crown of Rays’ is a compact clumping perennial wildflower. This cultivar is robust but less vigorous than the parent species.  Plants have sturdy stems and lance shaped leaves. From late summer unti…

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Solidago graminifolia

Solidago graminifolia

Common Name: Grass-leaved goldenrod

Upright perennial wildflower.  Leaves are alternate, linear and grass-like.  From late summer into fall stems are terminated with flat topped yellow flower clusters. Plants are tough, vigorous and adaptable, prospering in sunny or p…

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Solidago nemoralis

Solidago nemoralis

Common Name: Prairie goldenrod

Rhizomatous. Favors poor soils, sand, clay, or gravel, but will flourish in the fertile soils as well. narrow nodding wands of numerous yellow compound flowers. 

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Solidago rigida

Solidago rigida

Common Name: Stiff goldenrod

An upright unbranched perennial wildflower with sturdy pubescent stems.  Leaves are lance shaped or elliptical with a bluntly rounded tip. In late summer and autumn, attractive golden-yellow flat topped flower clusters appear.  Plants ar…

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Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Common Name: Showy goldenrod

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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Stylophorum diphyllum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Common Name: Celandine poppy (No Advance Orders)

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

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

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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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Common Name: Blue vervain

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

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

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

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

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

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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