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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 pallida 'Hula Dancer'

Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer'

Common Name: Hula Dancer cone flower

Native to North America (cultivar)

A favorite of Peit Oudolf, Echinacea pallida ‘Hula Dancer’ is a sturdy unbranched perennial with slender lance-shaped leaves.  In summer plants are crowned by lovely daisy-like flowers…

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Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Native to North America

Butterfly magnet, goldfinch love the seeds as well. Drought tolerant, tolerates wide range of conditions. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Native to North America (selection)

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

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common Name: White coneflower

Native to North America (selection)

A white selection of purple coneflower.

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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 altissimum

Eupatorium altissimum

Common Name: tall thoroughwort, tall boneset

Native to North America

Rhizomatacious perennial native to dry upland prairies, open woods, thickets and clearnings.  Native from central-eastern and sotheastern US from New York to Florida.  High salt tolerance.  Also deer, drought and junglon…

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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 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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Euphorbia polychroma

Euphorbia polychroma

Common Name: Cushion spurge

Native to Central & southeastern Europe

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

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Euthamia caroliniana

Euthamia caroliniana

Common Name: Slender goldentop

Native to North America

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

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