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Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Common Name: Kalimeris

Native to northeast Asia

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

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Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco Mixture'

Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco Mixture'

Common Name: Red hot poker

Native to South Africa (selection)

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Koeleria macrantha

Koeleria macrantha

Common Name: Prairie junegrass

Native to North America

Short, cool season bunch grass, with golden fall color. Thrives in poor soils and is drought tolerant.

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Leucanthemum × superbum 'Alaska'

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Alaska'

Common Name: Alaska shasta daisy

Cross between L. vulgare & L. maximum

Easy to grow in full sun to part shade in medium to dry soils.  Deer and rabbit resistant.  Terrific cut flower.  Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom.  Attracts butterflies and other pollinators.  

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Liatris elegans

Liatris elegans

Common Name: pink-scale gayfeather

Native to North America

This elegant Liatris, native to the southern United States, bears beautiful bracts of light pink flowers in late summer through autumn.  

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Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Common Name: Appalachian blazing star

Native to North America

A dwarf blazing star, grass-like leaves, many flowering spikes, needs good drainage. Cute.

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Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star

Native to North America

This blazing star is the tallest Liatris species in cultivation.  Pycnostachya in Greek means crowded, and in this case it references the crowded leaves and flowers.  Some consider this plant too tall for the ornamental border, but exc…

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Liatris scariosa

Liatris scariosa

Common Name: Savanna blazing star

Native to North America

An upright clumping perennial wildflower.  Plants are up to 5’ tall and unbranched with long narrow leaves.  From late summer to early fall, rosy purple spikey flowers arise.  Plants are tough and drought tolerant prospering i…

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Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Common Name: Dense blazing star

Native to North America

Liatris spicata is a handsome gayfeather with a tall unbranched habit.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by rosy-purple spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy of butterflies.  Plants …

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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Common Name: Kobold Blazing star

Native to North America (selection)

Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ is a free flowering compact gayfeather cultivar.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by rosy-purple spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy o…

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Limonium latifolium

Limonium latifolium

Common Name: Sea lavender

Native to Europe

Sun loving non-invasive perennial with lavender to blue flowers, is an excellent cut or dried.  Salt and deer tolerant, it thrives in full sun and well drained soils.  Flower stalks arise from the semi-evergreen basal rosettes from mid …

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Lobelia cardinalis

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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