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Monarch Favorites - Nectar Sources and Larval Host Plants



Awareness of the need to grow plants that support Monarch butterflies has skyrocketed as quickly as the numbers of this iconic species have plummeted due to habitat loss and environmental stress. One source of hope is that the individual gardener can make a difference by including Monarch-friendly plants in home-landscaping plans. Growers across the country are joining forces with concerned organizations like monarchwatch.org to create Monarch waystations to sustain the insects along their annual migration routes. These waystations can be gardens of any size, rural, urban or suburban, that include not only Milkweeds (exclusive food source for Monarch larvae) but also a variety of flowers that provide nectar from spring through fall. We offer a wide selection of native plants to meet these needs of the threatened native Monarch.

(Also available, a list of Milkweed (Asclepias) species only...)

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Asclepias arenaria (Western Sand Milkweed) See details
Asclepias arenaria (Western Sand Milkweed)

New!  A more western Milkweed native from South Dakota and Wyoming, south to New Mexico and Texas. It requires sandy soils and near full sun. 


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $17.50
Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed) See details
Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed)

Often found in upland woods and woodland openings, Poke Milkweed thrives in dappled or indirect sunlight. Clusters of bi-colored flowers droop elegantly on slender stalks.


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Asclepias hirtella (Tall Green Milkweed) See details
Asclepias hirtella (Tall Green Milkweed)

Tall Green Milkweed is attractive to butterflies and bees.  Bee visitors include honeybees, bumblebees, and leaf-cutting bees.


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Packet $2.50
Asclepias incarnata (Rose Milkweed) See details
Asclepias incarnata (Rose Milkweed)

Rose Milkweed also is commonly called Red Milkweed, Marsh Milkweed, or Swamp Milkweed. It is a larval host for Monarch butterflies and its large rose-pink flowers with a lovely vanilla fragrance will attract bees and butterflies of all kinds. This deer-resistant plant grows in full to part sun in moist to medium soils.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
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1 - 2 $8.00
3 - 11 $7.00
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Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed) See details
Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

Asclepias speciosa is similar to Common Milkweed, but its pinkish-purple flowers have longer petals that taper more and are covered with fine hairs.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
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Asclepias sullivantii (Prairie Milkweed)  See details
Asclepias sullivantii (Prairie Milkweed)

Prairie Milkweed, also called Sullivant's Milkweed, appears generally similar to Common Milkweed but is less aggressive and has slightly smaller flowers. A fragrant, easy-to-grow Milkweed for any sunny, medium to medium-moist site. 


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Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)   See details
Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

Indeed once very common, Common Milkweed used to be in abundance in every farmfield, ditch and disturbed area.  Common Milkweed is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the Milkweeds.  Observing the lifecycle of the plant and the Monarchs it will attract will provide personal satisfaction for kids ages 1-101 while helping to counter increasing threats to our Monarch butterfly population.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.80
1/2 oz. $7.80
1 oz. $12.00
1 lb. $180.00
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Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) See details
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

One of the most popular natives for the landscape!  A great Milkweed for a sunny location in a dry area, Butterfly Weed's vivid orange color, low mounded profile, and ability to attract and sustain butterflies make this plant a well-known favorite for all types of gardens.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
1 lb. $450.00
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Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed)  See details
Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed)

Whorled Milkweed can bloom anytime between July and September, which is later in the year than many in its family. Like all Milkweeds, it is deer and rabbit resistant.


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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $10.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
Asclepias viridis (Spider Milkweed)   See details
Asclepias viridis (Spider Milkweed)

Also called Green Antelopehorn, Spider Milkweed features rose-white flowers surrounded by green that form in showy globes, usually one per plant.  Its beauty and tendency to spread slightly make it a good garden choice.


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Aster drummondii (Drummond's Aster) See details
Aster drummondii (Drummond's Aster)

The white blossoms of Drummond's Aster become tinged with blue-purple as they age.


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Aster furcatus (Forked Aster)      See details
Aster furcatus (Forked Aster)

Forked Aster begins to bloom in July, much earlier than most Asters.


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1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $4.00
Aster laevis (Smooth Blue Aster)      See details
Aster laevis (Smooth Blue Aster)

The leaves on this Aster are indeed smooth to the touch. The similar-looking Sky Blue Aster has rough leaves, as do many other Asters. 


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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
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Aster lanceolatus (Panicled Aster)   See details
Aster lanceolatus (Panicled Aster)

Common to wet-mesic, full-sun sites, Panicled Aster is a white-blooming Aster that can be distinguished by the pronounced curling habit of its dead leaves. They often spiral around the plant's stem.


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Packet $2.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
1 lb. $450.00
Aster macrophyllus (Big-leaved Aster)       See details
Aster macrophyllus (Big-leaved Aster)

Aster macrophyllus is common to northern woodlands, where it often forms a dense ground cover, spreading by rhizomes.


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1/8 oz. $12.50
1/4 oz. $20.00
1/2 oz. $35.00
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Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)     See details
Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)

New England Aster is a late bloomer like most Asters. Maturing to 5' tall, it is rich with purple flowers with orange-yellow centers from late summer to October.  Popular with pollinators, it thrives in full sun or light shade in all but the driest soils.


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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
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Aster oblongifolius (Aromatic Aster)    See details
Aster oblongifolius (Aromatic Aster)

Aromatic aster is one of the last Aster species to bloom in the fall.  The stiff stems will branch out slowly to create a bush-like appearance and will completely covered in light purple flowers when blooming.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
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1 - 2 $8.00
3 - 11 $7.00
Aster oolentangiensis (Sky Blue Aster) See details
Aster oolentangiensis (Sky Blue Aster)

Typically 2-3' tall, Sky Blue Aster occasionally reaches up to 5' in rich soils. Aster oolentangiensis can grow in many different types of soil as long as it is well-drained.  The leaves are smaller along the upper stem and typically heart-shaped at the base.


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Aster pilosus (Frost Aster)   See details
Aster pilosus (Frost Aster)

Frost Aster helps to extend the floral season, blooming for about six weeks in autumn.  Its common name derives from tiny white hairs that sometimes lend its leaves a hoary appearance.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
Aster puniceus (Swamp Aster) See details
Aster puniceus (Swamp Aster)

Preferring wetter soils, Swamp Aster is often found in soggy thickets, sedge meadows, fens and calcareous seeps. It can be nearly as tall as New England Aster with similarly large flowers.


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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
Bidens aristosa (Swamp Marigold) See details
Bidens aristosa (Swamp Marigold)

At home in full sun and wetter soils, Bidens aristosa sports brilliant yellow-gold blossoms in late summer and fall. The awns are absent on this Bidens, meaning the seed will not easily attach itself to clothing, shoelaces or fur.


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Packet $2.50
1/4 oz. $3.00
1/2 oz. $3.90
1 oz. $6.00
1 lb. $90.00
Bidens cernua (Nodding Bur Marigold) See details
Bidens cernua (Nodding Bur Marigold)

The bright, sunflower-like yellow blossoms of Bidens cernua grace full-sun wet sites in the summer months and September. The fruiting heads tend to nod.


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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.80
1/2 oz. $7.80
1 oz. $12.00
Blephilia hirsuta (Hairy Wood Mint) See details
Blephilia hirsuta (Hairy Wood Mint)

Blephilia hirsuta prefers moist woods and savannas. Its white two-lipped flowers are packed in tight clusters stacked vertically on lightly branching stems that reach up to 3'.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
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Boltonia asteroides (False Aster) See details
Boltonia asteroides (False Aster)

A robust bloomer, Boltonia - False Aster provides a bright white presence from late-Summer to the first frosts, a time when the predominant prairie flower color is yellow. The Fall explosion of hundreds of small, white, aster-like blossoms on any single plant makes it a must-have for Fall color and interest in sunny, medium to moist gardens. 


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/4 oz. $3.20
1/2 oz. $5.20
1 oz. $8.00
1 lb. $120.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
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Tray of 38 $99.00
Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden - for Drier Soils

For drier soils and near full sun exposure. Shorter stature, 14 species. The plants in this garden will provide a succession of blooms throughout the growing season.  Species were selected to provide both nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds and food for caterpillars.


Our price: $129.00
Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden - for Moist Soils

SORRY, BUT THIS GARDEN KIT IS SOLD OUT FOR 2017.

For moist soils and full to part sun exposure. Heights range from 2-5 ft. 14 species.
The variety of beautiful colors, heights and plant forms in this garden will please you at least as much as the many bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other native pollinators that will be attracted to do their important work.


Our price: $129.00
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) See details
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

Our bare root tree is shipped with approximately 18” of top growth


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/4 oz. $3.20
1/2 oz. $5.20
1 oz. $8.00
1 lb. $120.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $15.00
Cirsium discolor (Pasture Thistle) See details
Cirsium discolor (Pasture Thistle)

Our native thistles benefit many different pollinators.  Pasture Thistle can be identified by examining the underside of the leaves. The downy white underside contrasts with the green topside. Additionally, native thistles are noticeably less prickly to weedy or non-native thistles like Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) or Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense).


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Coreopsis) See details
Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Coreopsis)

As its name implies, Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Coreopsis) stands quite tall reaching heights of 7' and in some cases up to 9'.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $99.00
Crataegus crus-galli (Cockspur Hawthorn) See details
Crataegus crus-galli (Cockspur Hawthorn)

Our bare root tree is shipped with approximately 12” of top growth


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Delphinium tricorne (Dwarf Larkspur) See details
Delphinium tricorne (Dwarf Larkspur)

Shorter and sooner to bloom than other Delphiniums, Dwarf Larkspur adds beauty to early spring with plentiful, blue-purple, spurred flowers. Its deeply-lobed leaves alternate sparsely along the flowering stalks. The plant thrives in medium to medium-wet soil in all sun exposures.


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Packet $2.50
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Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)   See details
Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

Pale Purple Coneflower provides nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies, and the leaves provide food for the Ottoe-skipper larva. Deer don't seem to bother this early summer bloomer when only a few other sun loving plants are in bloom.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
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Echinacea paradoxa (Bush's Coneflower)   See details
Echinacea paradoxa (Bush's Coneflower)

The paradox of this plant is that it is a yellow Coneflower; all other native Echinaceas are shades of purple and pink. This is a rare plant native to the Ozark region of Arkansas and Missouri, but it grows well in gardens from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast. It is the most fragrant of all the Coneflowers.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
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Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $99.00
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)  See details
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Purple Coneflower may be the most iconic prairie plant. Cultivar varieties abound but the native that we sell is golden red to purple, matures to about 4' on most sites and may release a slight fragrance in strong sunlight. Flowers appear June-September with some plants re-blooming in fall.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1 oz. $3.00
1 lb. $45.00
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Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) See details
Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)

Rattlesnake Master matures to a height of 4' and has attractive white "bristly" flowers.  The latin name, Eryngium yuccifolium, comes from the fact that the leaves look very much like a Yucca plant.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
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Eupatorium coelestinum (Mistflower) See details
Eupatorium coelestinum (Mistflower)

Resembling a lovely blue-purple fog when found in dense stands, the disk flowers of Eupatorium coelestinum form in clusters of 35-70 at the tops of stems in late summer and autumn.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $12.50
Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed) See details
Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed)

Also called Spotted Joe Pye Weed, its dusty rose-colored flowers will bloom for many weeks in July and August, becoming absolute magnets for dozens of species of butterflies.  If you love Joe Pye but have too much shade, try Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum).


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
1 lb. $300.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
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Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed) See details
Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed)
Not many Woodland flowering plants can reach heights of 7'.  Plant Sweet Joe Pye Weed in moist, well-drained, rich garden soil in partial to full shade with Tall Bellflower and Wild Golden Glow for a stunning tall savanna or woodland garden.

Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.75
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $8.00
3 - 11 $7.00
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Helianthus grosseserratus (Saw-tooth Sunflower)   See details
Helianthus grosseserratus (Saw-tooth Sunflower)

Saw-tooth Sunflower can reach heights of 8 feet and blooms well into the fall.


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Packet $2.50
Helianthus mollis (Downy Sunflower) See details
Helianthus mollis (Downy Sunflower)

Characteristic fine, soft, downy hairs cover the stems and leaves of Downy Sunflower, giving it a blueish-gray-green appearance.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
1 lb. $450.00
Helianthus strumosus (Pale-leaved Sunflower) See details
Helianthus strumosus (Pale-leaved Sunflower)

A highly variable, rhizomatous woodland sunflower that can grow in a wide range of sun conditions.
 


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Packet $2.50
Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower) See details
Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)

It is possible to hike from a fairly moist, almost wetland situation to the driest south facing hillside and Early Sunflower can be found all along the way.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/4 oz. $3.20
1/2 oz. $5.20
1 oz. $8.00
1 lb. $120.00
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Insectopia Seed Mix
for Medium to Medium-Dry Soils & Full to Partial Sun
A Utopia for predators, parasitoids and pollinators too! We’re proud to offer a seed mix specifically designed to attract native beneficial insects, for the delight of farmers, gardeners and the insect-intrigued.

Seeds
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500 sq. ft. seed mix $24.00
1000 sq. ft. seed mix $38.00
1/8 acre seed mix $150.00
1/4 acre seed mix $299.00
1/2 acre seed mix $597.00
1 acre seed mix $1193.00
Liatris aspera (Button Blazing Star) See details
Liatris aspera (Button Blazing Star)

More commonly called Rough Blazing Star - butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are greatly attracted to the flowers of this Liatris.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
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Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)  See details
Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)

The ultimate Monarch butterfly magnet!  The beautiful purple blossoms of this Liatris should be your first choice for attracting Monarch and other butterflies to sunny, medium-soil sites in late summer.


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Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star) See details
Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)

This is an excellent Liatris species to plant in average to moist prairies and perennial gardens in full or part sun; butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are attracted to it during its 1 month bloom time.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
1 lb. $300.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
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Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star)  See details
Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star)

Also commonly called Dense Blazing Star.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.80
1/2 oz. $7.80
1 oz. $12.00
1 lb. $180.00
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Lilium michiganense (Michigan Lily) See details
Lilium michiganense (Michigan Lily)

Michigan Lily dangles beautiful orange to red-orange flowers in summer. Its petals curve strongly backward,distinguishing it from other native Lilies. Challenging from seed, it prefers mostly sunny sites with medium to wet soil.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $21.00
3 - 11 $20.00
12 - 35 $14.00
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) See details
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Lobelia siphilitica can form colonies of richly-flowered spikes, 2-3’ ft. tall, in medium to wet soils, especially with a little shade.

 


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Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells) See details
Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

Virginia Bluebells are perfect for woodlands and shade gardens, where they will provide beautiful bell-shaped flowers that transition from pink to purple and finally to blue.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)  See details
Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

We love Wild Bergamot because it can be planted in spring, on bare soil, and will germinate without overwintering; it does not need stratification.  It's a favorite of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds and is commonly called Bee Balm.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
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Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue) See details
Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

The tubular flowers of this Penstemon attract long-tongued bees, including honeybees, bumblebees, Miner bees, Mason bees, and hummingbirds.  It is very easy to grow.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
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Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox) See details
Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox)

A Phlox for shade or partial shade and medium to drier soils. Also called Woodland Phlox.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $30.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $9.00
Phlox glaberrima subsp. interior (Marsh Phlox) See details
Phlox glaberrima subsp. interior (Marsh Phlox)

Also called Smooth Phlox for it's smooth, hairless stem. It very much resembles Phlox pilosa (Prairie Phlox) if not for this smooth stem.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $30.00
1/4 oz. $50.00
1/2 oz. $105.00
1 oz. $200.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
Phlox pilosa (Prairie Phlox) See details
Phlox pilosa (Prairie Phlox)

There is wide variety in flower color on Prairie Phlox, from nearly white to shades of light and dark purple and pink.


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Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $8.00
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Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)  See details
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)

The flower stems can be moved and will stay in a given position, thus the name 'Obedient' Plant. The Narrow-leaved Obedient Plant has lighter pink flowers and blooms earlier, making it a nice companion plant.


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1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
1 lb. $600.00
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Pollinator Introduction Kit
Winner of the 2015 Green Thumb Award for Best New Product! We are offering this new kit to help you create a pollinator-friendly site for years to come.  Kit includes:
• Native Bee Nesting Shelter with 200 nesting tubes
• The Xerces Society Guide to Attracting Native Pollinators
• Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix for 1,000 sq ft

Our price: $99.00
Regular price: $127.00 save 22%
Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix
for Medium-Wet to Medium-Dry Soils & Full to Partial Sun
We are offering this seed mix in cooperation with the "Bring Back the Pollinators" campaign of the non-profit Xerces Society. We donate 5% of profits from sales of this seed mix to Xerces in support of their important ongoing research and educational programs.

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500 sq. ft. seed mix $24.00
1000 sq. ft. seed mix $37.00
1/8 acre seed mix $147.00
1/4 acre seed mix $293.00
1/2 acre seed mix $585.00
1 acre seed mix $1169.00
Rudbeckia laciniata (Wild Golden Glow)  See details
Rudbeckia laciniata (Wild Golden Glow)

There are not many woodland flowers that will reach the height of Wild Golden Glow.


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1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
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Salvia azurea (Blue Sage) See details
Salvia azurea (Blue Sage)

If you rub or brush against the leaves they will emit the aromatic smell typical of Salvia (Sage) species. It is also called Pitcher Sage or Azure Blue Sage.


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1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
Silphium integrifolium (Rosin Weed) See details
Silphium integrifolium (Rosin Weed)

Rosin Weed may be the best Silphium choice for a garden setting due to its shorter stature, ability to mature faster and tough stem that keeps it upright with little to no surrounding plant support.


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Packet $2.50
1/4 oz. $3.20
1/2 oz. $5.20
1 oz. $8.00
1 lb. $120.00
Bare Root Plants
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Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant) See details
Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

A true icon of the prairies, Compass Plant is an incredible addition to your landscape. Given moist, rich soils, mature compass plants can reach upwards of 8 feet in height. It is quite a sight to see pollinators flit from flower to flower while birds perch upon the stems.


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1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
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12 - 35 $3.50   $2.45
36 - 99 $3.00   $2.10
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Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant) See details
Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant)

Cup Plant is hardy and strong, and very easy to identify because of the square stem and 'cup' leaves that hold water for birds, insects, and small mammals.


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1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
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Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock) See details
Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock)

Prairie Dock is among the taller and larger-leaved prairie plants. It can mature to 9' in height with sandpaper-textured leaves 18" long and 12" wide.


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1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
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Solidago graminifolia (Grass-leaved Goldenrod) See details
Solidago graminifolia (Grass-leaved Goldenrod)

An adaptable forb for a variety of moisture conditions in full sun.


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1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
Solidago nemoralis (Old Field Goldenrod)  See details
Solidago nemoralis (Old Field Goldenrod)

This is an excellent plant for a difficult spot where little else will grow. Old Field Goldenrod likes full sun and dry soil, even poor, rocky, clay slopes with little organic matter.  It is also called Gray Goldenrod


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1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod) See details
Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod)

Stiff Goldenrod has larger, flatter flower clusters than most Goldenrods. The leaves turn nice shades of red in the fall.


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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $99.00
Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)     See details
Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)

Showy Goldenrod tends to bloom a little later than most Goldenrods. It is indeed one of the showiest of the genus with a feathery plume comprised of a dense clump of pale yellow to deep yellow flowers atop an attractive red stem.


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1/8 oz. $6.25
1/4 oz. $10.00
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Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain) See details
Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain)

The blue-purple flower spikes will persist for 4-6 weeks, usually spanning July and August.  The seeds are a staple for many small mammals and birds that depend on this widely-distributed plant.  The gray-green leaves are fuzzy on both sides and are the larval host for the Common Buckeye Butterfly.


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1/2 oz. $5.20
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Vernonia fasciculata (Common Ironweed) See details
Vernonia fasciculata (Common Ironweed)

Ironweed has unusually brilliant purple flowers on top of 6-8' tall stems, working well as a tall backdrop, blooming between July and September.


Seeds
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.00
Bare Root Plants
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Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $99.00
Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet) See details
Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet)

New in seed!  There is a violet for every situation. A sure bet for a violet that will do well in many landscapes would be the Common Blue Violet.


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Packet $2.50
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $3.15
3 - 11 $2.25
12 - 35 $1.60
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