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All Plants on this page are in Trade Quart Pots (Qt.) which are 1.68Pints (794 ml)

(Similar to a true nursery quart on top width and height, but tapered to a smaller bottom for lighter shipping.)

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Asarums or Hexastylis -- Gingers  There are some 70+- species of Asarums, mostly from northeast Asia.  Absolutely delightful plants and some of the Queens of the Spring woodland garden.

Wonderful plants for the woodland garden!  Luscious foliage!

 

$10.99 Qt.

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Asarum canadense   (A.candensis)   Native Deciduous Ginger    Zone:  2-9   

Asarum canadenseNot culinary ginger, but rather a beautiful green groundcover for shade. Many wildflowers can push up easily through their leaves, especially Dutchman's Breeches, which go dormant & are protected by the ginger. Deciduous but spreads more than evergreen gingers. Tolerates limy soil & drought.

Soil:  Humus rich, moist but well-drained            H: 6" W: Indef.             B/M: Brown 4-5 

US Native Plants

$12.99 Qt.

 

 

Asarum caudatum    Western or British Columbia Wild Ginger     Z: 7-10    

Asarum caudatum    Western or British Columbia Wild GingerNative to the rich, moist forests of Western North America from southern California to British Columbia and east to Montana.  Delightful rust red blooms in April thru July which terminate in 3 long gracefully curved lobes occasionally shyly peaking out from behind kidney/heart shaped leaves.  This rhizomatous plant spreads forming beautiful colonies.  Leaves give off a ginger aroma when rubbed.  This one truly has an amazing, (repeat) amazing blooms. Note from Great Plant Picks: Be patient with newly planted Asarum; as with many perennials, it often takes a year for new plants to settle in and grow nicely.

Soil:  Humus rich, moist but well-drained          H: 3-6"  W: Indef.             B/M: Rust Red/4-7

US Native Plants

$13.99 Qt.

Asarum maximum 'Ling Ling'   Panda Face Ginger      Zone: 7B-9    

Asarum maximum 'Ling Ling'An amazing new US selection of the famed Panda Face Ginger which makes a stunning clump of big, lush, glossy, rich-green heart-shaped leaves to 7" with two silvery green blotches on either side of the center vein.  This show-stopper, whether in the garden in warmer zones or in a sun room container in colder areas, has 2" round velvety black flowers.  Each has a wide white band around the center.  Easy to grow.  Gorgeous 'Show Plant' for the cold greenhouse or cool room in your house!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humus rich         H: 6-12"   W:              B/M: Black and White/4-5  

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Monarch and BuddleiaAsclepias - Milkweeds - are the ONLY host plants for the Monarch Butterfly.  Butterflies can get Nectar from many plants but the the young caterpillars only eat Asclepias so-o-o-o-o, if you want Monarchs, it's great to buy Buddleias, etc. BUT you will never have Monarchs in quantity unless you plant Milkweeds for the 'Baby Butterflies'!  The female Butterflies prefer some Asclepias species over others (especially A. incarnata and A. incarnata 'Ice Ballet') but can use any Asclepias when necessary.  Asclepias are also Host plants for Queen and Soldier Butterflies. Butterfly Host Plant

$10.99 Qt.

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Asclepias incarnata   Milkweed      Zone: 3-9     

Asclepias incarnataClusters of rose colored flowers begin to bloom on these native beauties in early summer. A useful, attractive plant for sunny borders, banks and meadows. Blossoms attract butterflies by the dozens and make nice cut flowers.  Our customer in PA says,

"I think you should rename it, Asclepias 'Guess who's coming for dinner' (monarch and red-banded hairstreak on lazyss A. incarnata) the plant was dripping with butterflies, and we stood on our sidewalk and watched them lay those eggs, one by one. It was a hot, windy, suburban corner, but if you plant it, apparently they will come."  Check out her photo at the above link!

Soil: Average to moist           H: 24-38" W: 24"           B/M: Deep rose pink/ 7-9   

US Native Plants

Butterfly Host Plant

$10.99 Qt.

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'   Milkweed     Zone: 3-9    

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'Clusters of white flowers begin to bloom on these native beauties in early summer. A useful, attractive plant for sunny borders, banks and meadows. Blossoms attract butterflies and make nice cut flowers.   A Butterfly Host Plant.

Soil: Average to moist           H: 24-38" W: 24"           B/M: White/ 7-9 

Butterfly Host Plant

$10.99 Qt.

Asclepias tuberosa     Butterfly Weed     Zone: 3-8    

Asclepias tuberosaOrange flowers, from mid-summer to autumn, are very attractive to butterflies. May be used in field flower drifts. Milkweed-type seed follicles are used in dried flower arrangements. Well-drained, average soil in full sun. Tap-rooted so don't move once planted. AHS 'Great Plants for American Gardens' & a Nebraska Statewide Arboretum GreatPlants®  Atypical Roots

Soil:  Most any          H: 24-36"  W: 12"          B/M:  Orange to red orange/ 7-9

US Native Plants

Butterfly Host Plant

$9.99 Qt.

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Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'     Butterfly Weed     Butterfly Weed     Zone: 3-8    

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'As above but with orange/yellow flowers.  Quite different, especially when bright red orange just won't do!  May be used in field flower drifts. Milkweed-type seed follicles are used in dried flower arrangements. Well-drained, average soil in full sun. Tap-rooted so don't move once planted.   Atypical Roots

Soil:  Most any          H: 24-36"  W: 12"          B/M:  Orangey yellow/ 7-9

Butterfly Host Plant

FIRE IN THE HOLE!   The Aster Genus has been exploded by Taxonomists!  

Yup!  Get ready to learn all new names!  The Old World Asters will continue to use the name Aster and the New World Asters (our Natives and most of what we sell) have  become Symphyotrichums We'll list them both ways until folks and Google can find them on our website under the new name.

Aster divaricatus is now classified as:  Eurybia divaricata and are now on the E Page

 

$9.99 Qt.

Aster tataricus      Tatarian Aster      Zone: 3-9    

Aster tataricusBack by popular demand -- the full size Tatarian Aster.  We thought everybody would want the smaller Jindai, but enough of you have requested the real deal, that we potted up some.  We never took the plant out of our garden -- we like it too much but we have room for a big, bold 6' tall plant that does spread some -- about or slightly less than a Bee Balm.  This and the 'dwarf' form below are hands down our longest blooming Aster and  amazing, fabulous plants!

Soil: Ave. to moist, fertile         H: 48-60" W: 24-48"         B/M: Blue purple/ 8-10+ 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$9.99 Qt.

Aster tataricus 'Jindai'      Dwarf Tatarian Aster   Zone: 3-9  

Aster tataricus 'Jindai'Don't miss the photo and further description (above link) to this AMAZING PLANT!

A shorter version of Tatarian Aster. Flower stalks feature 2" blue purple flowers, w/ yellow centers, in late summer. Flowers have curled petals which create quite a different effect from the most asters. Moderately spreading rhizome.  Selected as an AHS '75 Great American Garden Plants'.  Only 25 perennials were selected (plus 25 trees, 25 shrubs) and this was one!  Out of the thousands to choose from!  This is hands down our longest blooming Aster and an amazing, fabulous plant!

Soil: Ave. to moist, fertile         H: 36-48" W: 24-48"         B/M: Blue purple/ 8-10+ 

Butterflies, Butterfly

What you're saying about us...

On a June 2005 shipment in days of 90 degree heat:

"Plants look great, still plenty damp and not even faintly boiled. Your packing system is the best I've seen--and I've seen a lot this season (second mortgage coming soon). Thanks, "      Betsy in Okemos, MI

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Asteromea yomeana 'Aurea'   See Kalimeris yomeana 'Aurea' on the J-K Page 

  -- the old name.  We're a little slow!

 

"I have praised astilbe many times, and I must again - it is such a tremendous perennial. I'll always remember the day the well known British garden author, Christopher Lloyd, came to visit. He let me know in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't have astilbe in his garden. He simply did not care for it. After seeing how we were using these wonderful plants at Minter Gardens, he rather brusquely stated that perhaps it wouldn't hurt to take a second look. Astilbe can carry your garden from June until September if you carefully select the varieties which bloom in sequence. Astilbes can be tall or short to suit most locations, however, they last best in partial shade," Brian Minter.

Our note:  If you will read below, there are Astilbes that bloom in months 6-7, 7-8 and finally Astilbe chinensis that blooms months 8-9.  Keep in mind, they are extra heavy feeders and need double the fertilizer and to be divided about every 3 years.  Attracts Hummingbirds Hummingbird plant in some areas.

  Astilbe chinensis - more drought tolerant than Astilbe arendsii hybrids. Key to symbols

$10.99 Qt.

Astilbe chinensis 'Finale'     False Spirea    Zone: 4-9   

Astilbe chinensis 'Finale'

A compact selection of Chinese False Spirea with a 4-6" mound of foliage and narrow panicles of a pale mauve pink floating 12-18" above the foliage in mid-summer which makes it ones of the latest Astilbe to flower thus the name 'Fanale'!  Will take sun if soil is very moist but Chinese Astilbes can take drier soil than others anyway.

Soil: Ave. to moist         H: 4-6" (12-18" IB)  W: Slowly Indef.         B/M: Pink /6-7 (Mid-season)

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$12.99 Qt.

Astilbe chinensis 'Visions in Pink'  PP11860        False Spirea      Zone: 4-9     

Astilbe chinensis 'Visions in Pink'  PP11860        False Spirea  Pale pink blooms with a dense, upright form in mid to late summer over large, deeply cut blue-green foliage. Best in moist soil, but fairly drought tolerant. Will take sun if soil is very moist but Chinese Astilbes can take drier soil than others anyway.  A very Robust, Floriferous selection! 

Soil: Ave. to moist         H: 12" (18" IB)  W: Slowly Indef.       B/M: Light Pink/ 6-7 (Mid-season)

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

"The arendsii hybrids are a large group of hybrids involving crosses between A. chinensis, A. japonica, A. thunbergii and A. astilboides and are named after German nurseryman George Arends (1862-1952). Because of the different and sometimes complex parentage of the plants lumped under this hybrid grouping, arendsii hybrids can vary considerably as to plant size, inflorescence shape, leaf color/shape and bloom period. Generally, however, they are early bloomers (late spring in St. Louis) which grow 1.5 to 4’ tall with ovate to lance-shaped leaflets." Kemper Center for Home Gardening.

 

$9.99 Qt.

Astilbe x arendsii 'White Gloria'  'Weisse Gloria'    White False Spiraea     Zone: 4-9   

Astilbe x arendsii 'White Gloria'Wonderful, blocky positively dense white panicles on this superb white Astilbe.  Snow white bloom in pyramidal plumes in early summer.  The shiny, dark green foliage provides great contrast for the white blooms.  One of the best whites.

Soil: Ave. to moist         H: 18-24" W: 12-18"         B/M: White/ 6-7   (Midseason)

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Astilbe x thunbergii 'Ostrich Plume'  A. 'Straussenfeder'   False Spirea   Zone: 4-8   

Astilbe x thunbergii 'Ostrich Plume'Lovely airy Rose-pink blooms. The flower spike of this classic have a distinctive look. They arch downward recalling the feathers in a bright pink boa. A tall cultivar & one that always attracts attention. Dark green leaves may be bronze-tinged when young.  The rose pink blooms have a tinge of coral too them.  Very graceful and lovely in a genus that generally has upright blooms.

Soil: Ave. to moist         H: 20" (36" IB)  W: 12-24"         B/M: Rose pink/ 6-7 (Mid-Season)

Attracts Hummingbirds

What you're saying about us... "Just received my order and the plants look terrific!  You packed them beautifully.  Be assured, I'll be ordering from your nursery next spring."

Gail in Reisterstown, MD   7-27-06

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  Astrantia and SlugsSlugs don't like Astrantia so interplanting them with other plants is a pretty darn good deterrent to the evil devils!   

$14.99 Qt.

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Astrantia major 'Abbey Road'  PP14961     Masterwort     Zone: 4-9      

Astrantia major 'Abbey Road'  PP14961     MasterworDeep wine red blooms on purple black stems.  The foliage spreads by underground runners to form dense clumps.  Perfect in the perennial border, in naturalized areas with some shade or along stems.  Bred to produce in cutting gardens where its blooms resemble strawflowers.  Outer bracts are deep maroon red and flowers open with a lighter center.  A vigorous grower with deep green foliage.  A bit more compact than some but VERY FREE-FLOWERING.

Soil:  Fertile, moist but well-drained        H:  28"IB  W:      B/M:  Dark Red/6-9

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

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Astrantia major 'Moulin Rouge' PP16549    Masterwort     Zone: 5-9      

Beloved by flower arrangers it lasts up to 14 days in a vase!  Deep red flowers with dark purple bracts produced in branched clusters from early through late summer and possibly in fall if sheared back. Work well in containers and are great filler plants tying other plants together.

Soil:  Ave. to Moist    H:26"  W: 12"    B/M:  Dark Red/6-9

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

 

Astrantia 'Pink Sensation'®      Masterwort     Zone: 4-9   

Astrantia 'Pink Sensation'      MasterwortPale green foliage and in summer very large 2" green and white blooms tinged with varying shades of pink. The effect from a distance is pale pink. Very cut and lobed foliage. Long blooming as long as there isn't drought, great cut or dried flowers. Self seeds just enough to be a delight.

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained        H: 24"   W:       B/M: Pale pink /6-9

Attracts Butterflies

 

All Athryiums - Lady Ferns, Painted Ferns, 'Ursula's Red', etc. are listed on the Fern Page

 

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Asclepias tubrosa Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tubrosa

Vernonia fasciculata

Sedum 'Blue Pearl'

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'