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Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

Common Name: Yarrow

Fragrant white flowers that attract native bees and predatory insects. Great plant for a managed meadow. 

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Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum

Common Name: Northern maidenhair fern (No Advance Orders)

Adiantum pedatum is a graceful perennial fern with black wiry stems and bright green foliage.  Fronds are twice compound and branched into finger like segments.  The delicate leaflets are small and feather shap…

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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 hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Common Name: Thread leafed bluestar

Multiple heads of blue star-like flowers, great glowing yellow fall color. 

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Amsonia illustris

Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining bluestar

Light blue star flowers in late spring; excellent choice for a border or naturalized meadow.

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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 tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Amsonia tabernaemontani 'Grande'

Common Name: Bluestar

Amsonia 'Grande' is a vigorous selection of the species featuring larger blooms and clean, shiny foliage. An excellent selection.

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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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Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big bluestem

Classic grass of the tall grass prairies, tolerates a wide variety of soils in full sun, good livestock forage. 

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Andropogon virginicus

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name: Broom sedge

Short, warm season bunch grass, with golden fall color. Tolerates drought and poor soils. 

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Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis

Common Name: Meadow anemone (No Advance Orders)

Anemone  canadensis is a robust plant with green foliage and white flowers. Typically found along rivers, in flood plants, and low moist areas, this plant prefers moist soils. Light preference is full sun to part shade. Spreads by …

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Anemone virginiana

Anemone virginiana

Common Name: Thimble weed

This tall anemone is found in the thickets and dry open woods, great in the natural garden, and woods' edge. 

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Antennaria neglecta

Antennaria neglecta

Common Name: Field pussytoes

Prairie species best suited to dry, sunny locations; tough. Attracts bees, butterflies, and other insects.

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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 'Corbett'

Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

Common Name: Wild columbine

Compact, completely yellow version of our native columbine. Comes true from seed. 

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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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Aruncus dioicus

Aruncus dioicus

Common Name: Goats beard (No Advance Orders)

Tall Astillbe-like blooms, brightest in part shade.

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Asarum canadense

Asarum canadense

Common Name: Wild ginger (No Advance Orders)

Asarum canadense is a lovely low growing wildflower with bold heart shaped leaves. In early spring, curious chalice shaped deep red flowers appear nestled in the foliage at ground level.  This shade loving groundcover occur in rich w…

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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 divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

Common Name: White wood aster

Selected for red stems and glossy leaves, hundreds of white daisies. 

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Aster ericoides

Aster ericoides

Common Name: heath aster

Along with the goldenrods and native grasses, asters are the quintessential herbaceous fall color plants of North America.  This one is a compact bushy perennial with pubescent gray-green leaves.  Aster ericoides thrives in sun a…

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Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Common Name: Snow Flurry heath aster

The fine foliage of Aster ericoides, and the trailing habit of this selection make this essential in the landscape border.  Allow it to flow over a wall, or let it ramble along the ground.  Low maintenance and salt tolerant, this can be…

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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 novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

Common Name: New York aster

Rhizomatous species with violet or blue flowers. 

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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 puniceus

Aster puniceus

Common Name: Purple stemmed aster

Found along creeks, pond's edge. Great naturalizer for moist areas. 

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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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Athyrium filix-femina

Athyrium filix-femina

Common Name: Lady Fern (No Advance Orders)

Athyrium filix-femina is a hardy perennial fern with arching feathery fronds.   Foliage is twice compound with each frond consisting of 12-24 pairs of small narrow leaflets.  The leaflets and supporting stalks are a soothing lime …

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