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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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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Common Name: Caradonna sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

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Salvia nemorosa 'East Freisland'

Salvia nemorosa 'East Freisland'

Common Name: East Freisland sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

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Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

Common Name: Wesuwe meadow sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

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Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'

Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'

cross between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis

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Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Common Name: May Night wood sage

cross between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis

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Salvia x sylvestris 'Snow Hill'

Salvia x sylvestris 'Snow Hill'

Common Name: Snow Hill wood sage

cross between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis

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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 cauticola 'Lidakense'

Sedum cauticola 'Lidakense'

Common Name: Lidakense stonecrop

Native to Japan

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Sedum sieboldii

Sedum sieboldii

Common Name: October stonecrop, October daphne

Native to Japan

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Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Common Name: Autumn Joy stonecrop

Native to China & Korea

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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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Sesleria autumnalis

Sesleria autumnalis

Common Name: Autumn Moor Grass

Native to Southeastern Europe

Sesleria autumnalis is a low mounding cool season non-native perennial grass.  Foliage is evergreen and arching.  Blades have a striking yellow-green color that sometimes develops a soothing golden autumn tint.  Spike-lik…

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Sesleria x 'Greenlee Hybrid'

Sesleria x 'Greenlee Hybrid'

Common Name: Greenlee's Hybrid Moor Grass

species cross (S. autumnalis x S. caerulea)

Sesleria x ‘Greenlee Hybrid’ is a low mounding cool season perennial grass.  Foliage is evergreen with an attractive blue-green hue.  Silvery purple tinged spikey flowers rise above the leaves and mature into purplish …

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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 rigida

Solidago rigida

Common Name: Stiff goldenrod

Native to North America

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 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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Stachys officinalis

Stachys officinalis

Common Name: Bishop's wort

Native to Europe & Asia

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Stachys officinalis 'Hummello'

Stachys officinalis 'Hummello'

Common Name: Hummello betony

Native to Europe & Asia (selection)

2019 Perennial Plant of the Year as chosen by The Perennial Plant Association. Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’ is a rhizomatous perennial the produces basal rosettes of dark green glossy ovate basal leaves. Tiny two-lipped rose-la…

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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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