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Bare Root Plants

Pre-order your Fall Bare Roots now!  We will ship in October.
  *Sorry, we are unable to ship plants to California due to state regulations.

Our bare root plants are grown outdoors in garden beds here in SE MN. These can be planted during cold weather, any time the soil is not frozen. Our plants are at least 1 year old; many are 2+ years old.  For a naturalized look, recommended spacing is approximately one plant for every 1-2 square feet.

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Onosmodium molle (Marbleseed) See details
Onosmodium molle (Marbleseed)

Marbleseed is for dry prairie and savanna.


Seeds
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Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
36 - 99 $5.00
Opuntia fragilis (Fragile Prickly Pear Cactus) See details
Opuntia fragilis (Fragile Prickly Pear Cactus)

Fragile Prickly Pear requires sandy soils. It rarely blooms in cultivation.  If you want a native flowering cactus, try Eastern Prickly Pear.


Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $2.80
3 - 11 $2.00
12 - 35 $1.40
36 - 99 $1.20
Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus) See details
Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus)

Deserts aren't the only places on Earth that have cacti!  Preferring full sun and sandy, dry conditions, this is a must have for the driest parts of your garden. Pads of the plant are very easy to transplant.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $4.00
Orbexilum pedunculatum (Sampson's Snakeroot) See details
Orbexilum pedunculatum (Sampson's Snakeroot)

Missouri genetic origin.


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Packet $2.00
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Osmunda claytoniana (Interrupted Fern)  See details
Osmunda claytoniana (Interrupted Fern)

Interrupted Fern prefers moist, rich, acidic soil typical of a healthy woodland but can adapt to drier soils and nearly full sun.


Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $8.00
3 - 11 $7.00
Oxalis violacea (Violet Wood Sorrel) See details
Oxalis violacea (Violet Wood Sorrel)

The leaves and blossoms of Violet Wood Sorrel both open up to the sun, the latter exposing bright yellow anthers, and then fold with shade. Three oval-heart leaflets comprise each leaf.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $4.00
12 - 35 $2.80
36 - 99 $2.80
Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine) See details
Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)

The leaves of Wild Quinine have been used for tea in order to reduce fevers, hence the names Wild Quinine and Feverfew.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.80
1/2 oz. $7.80
1 oz. $12.00
1 lb. $180.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $4.00
12 - 35 $2.80
36 - 99 $2.80
Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $92.00
Pediomelum esculentum (Prairie Turnip) See details
Pediomelum esculentum (Prairie Turnip)

Prairie turnip has a starchy, tuberous, edible root that was harvested by the Plains Indians.  It blooms early summer with light blue flowers in a dense spike. In the fall, this perennial plant full of ripe seeds will detach itself and tumble across the prairie, scattering its seeds.


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Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
Penstemon calycosus (Calico Beardtongue) See details
Penstemon calycosus (Calico Beardtongue)

This Penstemon has the same form as the more common Foxglove Beardtongue (P. digitalis) but it has pink flowers and can tolerate more shade.


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Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
36 - 99 $5.00
Penstemon cobaea (Showy Beardtongue) See details
Penstemon cobaea (Showy Beardtongue)

NEW in potted plants!  Showy Beardtongue is certainly showy with large flowers on a relatively short plant that can cover much of the stem.  2" tubes with dark purple lines and white blotches and have a range of color from white, to pink to violet and purple.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.80
1/2 oz. $7.80
1 oz. $12.00
1 lb. $180.00
Bare Root Plants
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Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $92.00
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
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/4 oz. $3.00
1/2 oz. $3.90
1 oz. $6.00
1 lb. $90.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $3.60
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Penstemon grandiflorus (Large-flowered Beardtongue)  See details
Penstemon grandiflorus (Large-flowered Beardtongue)

Penstemon grandiflorus is one of the showiest of all Penstemons. This plant is endangered in some states and is typically rare to see in the wild.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $3.60
Penstemon hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue) See details
Penstemon hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue)

A very versitile Penstemon for full sun to full shade and medium wet to dry soils.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
36 - 99 $5.00
Penstemon pallidus (Pale Beardtongue) See details
Penstemon pallidus (Pale Beardtongue)

NEW in potted plants!  Pale Beardtongue requires sandy soils and blooms earlier than most other Penstemons. Deer and rabbits generally do not show much interest in Penstemon species.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
1 lb. $750.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $3.50
36 - 99 $3.50
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox) See details
Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox)

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


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $30.00
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Phlox glaberrima subsp. interior (Marsh Phlox) See details
Phlox glaberrima subsp. interior (Marsh Phlox)

Also called Smooth Phlox.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $30.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $4.20
Phlox maculata (Wild Sweet William) See details
Phlox maculata (Wild Sweet William)

Wild Sweet William is also often called Meadow Phlox.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $4.20
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.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $17.50
1/4 oz. $30.00
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Physocarpus opulifolius (Prairie Ninebark) See details
Physocarpus opulifolius (Prairie Ninebark)

Prairie Ninebark, or sometimes referred to as Common Ninebark, provides excellent cover for birds with its numerous, arching stems.  


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.00
1/2 oz. $6.50
1 oz. $10.00
1 lb. $150.00
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Physostegia angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Obedient Plant) See details
Physostegia angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Obedient Plant)

Narrow-leaved Obedient Plant has a lighter flower color and earlier bloom time than Obedient Plant. If you like genus Physostegia, it's nice to have both of these in a planting.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.00
1/4 oz. $4.00
1/2 oz. $6.50
1 oz. $10.00
1 lb. $150.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $2.80
3 - 11 $2.00
12 - 35 $1.40
36 - 99 $1.40
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)  See details
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)

The flowers can be moved around the stem and will stay in the 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.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
1 lb. $750.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $4.00
3 - 11 $3.00
12 - 35 $2.10
36 - 99 $2.10
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Podophyllum peltatum (May Apple) See details
Podophyllum peltatum (May Apple)

If you struggle with what to plant under pines that leave fairly dry, semi-shady conditions, May Apple plants are growing very well under a grove of pines here at Prairie Moon.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $9.00
3 - 11 $8.00
12 - 35 $5.60
Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder) See details
Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder)

Jacob's Ladder flowers that range from shades of pink to blue. A mature plant will only reach 1' in height and is deer resistant.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $15.00
1/4 oz. $25.00
1/2 oz. $45.00
1 oz. $80.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $4.00
12 - 35 $2.80
Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's Seal) See details
Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's Seal)

Solomon's Seal has long, arching stems that dangle cream-colored flowers early spring.  Large purple seeds add interest in fall.  Plants spread slowly and form colonies once established.  Solomon's Seal can grow in full sun or full shade.

 


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
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 $8.00
3 - 11 $7.00
12 - 35 $4.90
36 - 99 $4.90
Polymnia canadensis (Small-flowered Leafcup) See details
Polymnia canadensis (Small-flowered Leafcup)

This plant can thrive in a variety of sun/soil conditions. The flowering plants will be covered in bees!


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
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Polytaenia nuttallii (Prairie Parsley) See details
Polytaenia nuttallii (Prairie Parsley)

Prairie Parsley can be mistaken for Wild Parsnip, an invasive non-native weed. Note the distinguishing leaf on the Prairie Parsley in the corresponding photo that looks like Flat Leaf or Italian Parsley, while a Wild Parsnip leaf does not.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
Porteranthus stipulatus (Western Indian Physic) See details
Porteranthus stipulatus (Western Indian Physic)

Blooming from May until June, the white blossoms are reminiscent of apple blossoms, which are a distant relative of Indian Physic. Attractive to pollinators, this tall, slender forb is a great choice for a native sun garden and looks its best next to species like Columbine.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $3.75
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $6.00
36 - 99 $6.00
Potentilla arguta (Prairie Cinquefoil) See details
Potentilla arguta (Prairie Cinquefoil)

Potentilla arguta (Prairie Cinquefoil) features crowded rosettes of attractive cream to light yellow flowers and prefers medium to dry soil.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/4 oz. $3.20
1/2 oz. $5.20
1 oz. $8.00
1 lb. $120.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
36 - 99 $5.00
Potentilla fruticosa (Bush Cinquefoil) See details
Potentilla fruticosa (Bush Cinquefoil)

Our bare root shrub is shipped with approximately 16” of top growth


Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
36 - 99 $5.00
Prenanthes alba (Lion's Foot) See details
Prenanthes alba (Lion's Foot)

Other common names include Rattlesnake Root and White Lettuce.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $15.00
1/4 oz. $25.00
1/2 oz. $45.00
1 oz. $80.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $5.00
36 - 99 $5.00
Prenanthes racemosa (Rattlesnake Root) See details
Prenanthes racemosa (Rattlesnake Root)

A forb for moist prairies and open wetlands.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $7.00
12 - 35 $7.00
36 - 99 $7.00
Psoralea tenuiflora (Scurfy Pea) See details
Psoralea tenuiflora (Scurfy Pea)

Genus Psoralea is a legume.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $15.00
1/4 oz. $25.00
1/2 oz. $45.00
1 oz. $80.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $5.00
3 - 11 $4.00
12 - 35 $2.80
36 - 99 $2.80
Pycnanthemum verticillatum var.pilosum (Hairy Mountain Mint) See details
Pycnanthemum verticillatum var.pilosum (Hairy Mountain Mint)

The wonderful mint smell is not only attractive to us; check out the wide variety of pollinators on Hairy Mountain Mint! (see corresponding photos).


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
1 lb. $450.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $3.50
36 - 99 $3.50
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint) See details
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint)

Pycnanthemum means "densely flowered," an attribute that enables Mountain Mint to accommodate many pollinators at once. The light green foliage is visually pleasing, making it a nice garden choice even when not flowering.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
1 lb. $600.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $3.50
36 - 99 $3.50
Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak) See details
Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak)

Swamp White Oak is increasingly replacing the invasive Norway Maple in urban plantings. This Oak has an attractive shape and is hardier than most non-natives. 


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Quercus macrocarpa (Bur Oak) See details
Quercus macrocarpa (Bur Oak)
Our bare root tree is shipped with approximately 12” of top growth

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Quercus muhlenbergii (Chinquapin Oak) See details
Quercus muhlenbergii (Chinquapin Oak)
Our bare root tree is shipped with approximately 15” of top growth.
Chinquapin Oak can reach heights of 70' in its lifetime.

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Quercus rubra (Red Oak) See details
Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

Our bare root tree is shipped with approximately 16” of top growth


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Ranunculus fascicularis (Early Buttercup) See details
Ranunculus fascicularis (Early Buttercup)

The earliest Buttercup to bloom; mid-April here in SE MN.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $6.00
Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower) See details
Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower)

Yellow Coneflower grows and transplants very easily.  The cone-like green centers eventually change to a dark purple or brown with surrounding droopy soft yellow petals. This plant makes an excellent cut flower and is also drought tolerant.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/4 oz. $3.00
1/2 oz. $3.90
1 oz. $6.00
1 lb. $90.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $6.00
3 - 11 $5.00
12 - 35 $3.50
36 - 99 $3.00
Potted Plants
Qty: Pricing:
Tray of 38 $92.00
Rhus aromatica (Fragrant Sumac) See details
Rhus aromatica (Fragrant Sumac)

Our bare root shrub is shipped with approximately 16” of top growth


Seeds
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Rosa arkansana (Prairie Wild Rose)   See details
Rosa arkansana (Prairie Wild Rose)

This hardy rose forms a low shrub that provides plenty of color with fragrant, pink-white summer blossoms, foliage that turns orange-red in autumn and bright red rose hips (seed pods) that can provide food for birds and wildlife into winter.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $6.25
1/4 oz. $10.00
1/2 oz. $16.25
1 oz. $25.00
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Rosa blanda (Early Wild Rose)  See details
Rosa blanda (Early Wild Rose)

Early Wild Rose is rhizomatous; it spreads aggressively and therefore may not be suitable for small landscape plantings.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $5.00
1/4 oz. $8.00
1/2 oz. $13.00
1 oz. $20.00
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Rosa carolina (Pasture Rose) See details
Rosa carolina (Pasture Rose)

All native Rosa species have large, attractive flowers, red-shaded stems and large rose hips in fall. They are all also semi-aggressive and less suitable for small landscapes.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
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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Rosa carolina - White form (White Pasture Rose) See details
Rosa carolina - White form (White Pasture Rose)

A naturally-occuring color variation to Rosa carolina.


Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $4.20
Rosa palustris (Swamp Rose) See details
Rosa palustris (Swamp Rose)

Swamp Rose is rhizomatous; it spreads aggressively and therefore may not be suitable for small landscape plantings.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
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
12 - 35 $6.00
36 - 99 $6.00
Rosa setigera (Illinois Rose)  See details
Rosa setigera (Illinois Rose)

Shrub/Vine-like.


Seeds
Qty: Pricing:
Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $7.50
1/4 oz. $12.00
1/2 oz. $19.50
1 oz. $30.00
Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $4.20
Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower) See details
Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower)

Orange Coneflower is a butterfly favorite with a mid-summer-to-fall bloom time that can be prolonged by removing spent blossoms. The large, daisy-like flowers have yellow-orange rays and purple-brown centers. Plants reach 3' and can form colonies in large plantings on sunny sites with medium-dry to medium-wet soil.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
1/8 oz. $10.00
1/4 oz. $15.00
1/2 oz. $25.00
1 oz. $40.00
Bare Root Plants
Qty: Pricing:
1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
12 - 35 $4.20
36 - 99 $4.20
Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $92.00
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.


Seeds
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Packet $2.00
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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Potted Plants
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Tray of 38 $92.00
Rudbeckia speciosa var. sullivantii (Showy Black-eyed Susan) See details
Rudbeckia speciosa var. sullivantii (Showy Black-eyed Susan)

Also called Sullivant's Coneflower or Rudbeckia fulgida subsp. sullivantii. It is considered a sub species of Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower) and can be difficult to distinguish the two plants.


Seeds
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Bare Root Plants
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1 - 2 $4.00
3 - 11 $3.00
12 - 35 $3.00
36 - 99 $3.00
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