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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Common Name: Caradonna sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

Begin flowering purple psikes up to 2 feet tall in June in dry to moist soils.  May continue to bloom if provided ample moisture in dry situations.  Deer resistant, but butterflies and other pollinators love them.  Trim back afte…

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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)

Long blooming from June to September, the foliage stands at about 10 inches, while the flower spikes rise up to 18 inches.  City-scape - no problem as these are air pollution & drought tolerant, but also a true survivor in the country a…

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Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

Common Name: Wesuwe meadow sage

Native to Europe and west-central Asia (selection)

For the formal garden, designed meadow, or city scape.  Purple flowers attract pollinators, butterflies and the occasional hummingbird.  Deer, rabbit and drought resistant, the foliage is a blue green and the branching creates a plant 1…

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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

Purple flower from May to June above deer resistant foliage in dry to medium soils.  Dead heading increases the length of flowering.  Great as a cut or dried flower.  Flowers attract butterflies and pollinators while the fragran…

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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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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

Blue-gray foliage kissed with purple, forming 3-4" clumps in full sun.  Vivid pink flowers arise several inches above the foliage in last summer into early fall. Poor soil and drought tolerant, this plant will thrive in the garden, rock garden, …

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Sedum sieboldii

Sedum sieboldii

Common Name: October stonecrop, October daphne

Native to Japan

Mounds of succulent foliage, each leaf a silver green rimmed on the edge in magenta.  Clusters of medium pink flowers begin to pop in September and hold on into October.  As the weather cools, the foliage takes on a completely differ…

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Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Common Name: Autumn Joy stonecrop

Native to China & Korea

A late summer/fall beauty that grows up to 2 feet tall and wide.  Extremely adaptable in full sun with great drought tolerance.  Flowers open pink and are very attractive to butterflies and bees.  The flowers fade to a coppery red and …

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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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Silphium laciniatum

Silphium laciniatum

Common Name: Compass plant

Native to North America

Growing up to 9 feet tall with leaves similar to pin oaks.  Sunflower like flowers from mid to late summer.  Tolerant of poor soils.  Native to central United States.  Attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. …

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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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Silphium terebinthinaceum

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Common Name: Prairie dock

Native to North America

A tall, rough plant, which occurs in limestone prairies and glades. From a basal clump of huge oval to heart-shaped, dark green leaves 1 to 2' long rise smooth, almost leafless stems branching at the top  with sunflower-like flowers  up to …

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Solidago bicolor

Solidago bicolor

Common Name: silverrod

Native to North America

Flowers are atteactive to butterflies, native and non-native bees, and songbirds eat the seeds.  Extremely dry soil tolerant, growing well in sandy or rocky soils, but does well in average and clay soils.  Sap is poisonous to deer a…

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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 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 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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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 '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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