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Achillea filipendulina 'Coronation Gold'

Achillea filipendulina 'Coronation Gold'

Common Name: Coronation Gold yarrow

Native to Europe & Western Asia

Thrives in hot humid summers and poor soils.  Deer and drought tolerant, will continue to flower for a long period if dead headed.  Excellent cut or dried flower.  Perfect landing pad for pollinators and butterflies.  Keep plants …

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Achillea millifolium 'Terracotta'

Achillea millifolium 'Terracotta'

Common Name: Terracotta Yarrow

Native to Europe and Asia

Among the flowering plants you will find few that are as tough as yarrow. This trouper tolerates drought & commonly appears in inhospitable disturbed sites.  Foliage, however, looks delicate and ferny. Bloom time is long and flowers attract …

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Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Common Name: Blue Fortune anise hyssop

Native to North America (cultivar)

 Fragrant foliage deters deer and rabbits, while the lavender blue flowers attract pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds, all summer long.  Prefers well drained moist soil. Medium salt tolerance.

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Agastache foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum

Common Name: Anise Hyssop

Native to North America

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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Alchemilla mollis

Alchemilla mollis

Common Name: lady's mantle

Native to Eastern Carpathians, Caucasus

Quite adaptable, growing in full sun to part shade, but can tolerate full shade. Morning dew and rain will bead up on the foliage, which is very attractive.  Chartreuse flowers appear in June, which may be cut or dried.  Deer and…

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Allium 'Millenium'

Allium 'Millenium'

Common Name: Millenium ornamental onion

unknown parentage

Easily grown dry to medium moisture soils that must be well-drained. Prefers full sun, but will succeed in part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils,  Non-invasive due to low fertility.  Foliage grows 6-8" tall, with flower stems r…

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Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Common Name: Nodding onion

Native to North America

Nodding pink flowers. Use in woods' edge, meadows, average garden soil.

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Allium lusitanicum 'Summer Beauty'

Allium lusitanicum 'Summer Beauty'

Common Name: Summer Beauty ornamental onion

Native to Europe (cultivar)

A sterile cultivar, and long-blooming ornamental onion that produces showy lavender flowers from July to August. The globe-shaped flowers sit above strap-like foliage that remains a shiny deep green throughout the growing season. Leaves grow up to …

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Amsonia illustris

Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining bluestar

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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 tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Amsonia tabernemontana 'Blue Ice'

Common Name: Dwarf blue star

Native to North America (cultivar)

Dwarf selection of our native blue star, long blooming, with good with good fall color. 

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Andropogon ternarius

Andropogon ternarius

Common Name: splitbeard bluestem

Splitbeard Bluestem is a native ornamental warm-season perennial bunchgrass. It grows up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.  Native to meadows, plains and open woodlands in well drained or sandy soils with low fertility. Prefers full sun…

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Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Wild columbine

Native to North America

One of the earliest of wildflowers to bloom, attracts hummingbirds, easy to grow. 

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Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (cultivar)

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

Native to North America

Bright orange, butterfly magnet, superbly drought tolerant as it is NOT a wetland plant

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Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Common Name: Eastern whorled milkweed

Native to North America

Fine foliage on un-branched stems. Creamy white flowers. Larval host and nectar source for the monarch butterfly. 

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Aster azureus

Aster azureus

Common Name: skyblue aster

Native to North America

Extremely drought tolerant aster excellent for dry rocky or shallow soil.  Attractive to butterflies and pollinators. Self seeds and spreads by rhizomes making it perfect for erosion control.  

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Aster cordifolius

Aster cordifolius

Common Name: Blue wood aster

Native to North America

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 cordifolius 'Little Carlow'

Aster cordifolius 'Little Carlow'

Common Name: Little Carlow blue wood aster

Native to North America (cultivar)

An attractive upright aster cultivar. Heart shaped leaves form at ground level and provide a nice groundcover in spring. In early to mid-fall myriads of daisy-like asters cover the plant. Flowers are a bright violet-blue with yellow centers and ar…

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Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

Common Name: White wood aster

Native to North America

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 laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth blue aster

Native to North America

Early blooming, tolerant of a variety of conditions. 

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Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Common Name: Calico aster

Native to North America (cultivar)

Deep plum foliage with hundreds of small daisy flowers. 

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Aster macrophyllus

Aster macrophyllus

Common Name: Big leaf aster

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (cultivar)

Aster macrophyllus ‘Twilight’ is a naturally occuring cross between Aster spectabilis and Aster macrophylla and begins the growing season as a rosette of large heart shaped basal leaves.  For a month o…

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Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England aster

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (cultivar)

A compact form with deep purple flowers, makes a lovely addition to the garden. 

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Aster oblongifolius

Aster oblongifolius

Common Name: Aromatic aster

Native to North America

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

Native to North America (cultivar)

Compound mound, with bluer flowers than Raydons. 

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Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydons Favorite'

Common Name: Aromatic aster

Native to North America (cultivar)

One of the best aster selections out there, flowers early and long, neatly mounded. 

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Aster spectabilis

Aster spectabilis

Common Name: Showy aster

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

Flat or occasionally dome-shaped white flower clusters. Important host for many butterfly species. 

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Astilbe chinesis 'Purpurkerze'

Astilbe chinesis 'Purpurkerze'

Common Name: Purple Candles false spirea

Native to Asia (cultivar)

Tall upright purple plumes flower later in the season than other Astilbe's, from June to July.  Flowers are long and striking, like tall candles of color in the ornamental garden.  Add architectural interest in the Fall and Winter garden.

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