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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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Butterfly and Larvae Food

Baptisia are Host plants for the following Butterflies:  Orange Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur, Frosted Elfin, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Hoary Edge, and Wild Indigo Duskywing.  

$10.99 Qt.

Baptisia minor  (Baptisia australis var. minor)   Dwarf False Indigo     Zone: 3-9     

Baptisia minorThis cousin of Baptisia australis is actually far and away the the best member of the genus.  About half the size of B. australis, both in height and in leaf size -- more lacey, actually --, it's still loaded from the middle of April thru early May with tons of blue-lavender flowers on 12-18" spikes that are unparalleled and never get 'Lazy' but stand up beautifully!  The huge black seed pods which arrive in summer, add garden interest.  A wonderful, spiky architectural form, drought and heat tolerant and pretty silver-blue-green foliage.  Do not move once established.

Soil:   Deep, well-drained, sandy      H: 18-24" W: 18-24"       B/M: Blue/4-5

US Native Plants

 

Butterfly Host Plant

$14.99 Qt.

Baptisia x 'Starlite' PP19971     PRAIRIEBLUES™ Bicolor False Indigo      Sun      Zone: 4-9

Baptisia x 'Starlite Prairieblues'

An introduction from Dr. Jim Ault's  of Chicago Botanic Garden's breeding program. 'Starlite' is a cross between B. australis and B. bracteata producing a medium-sized plant reaching only 3' tall with 24" flower stems bearing a profusion of bicolored blooms.  Deep violet-lavender buds open to delightful periwinkle-blue flowers with butter-cream keels.  A vigorous but well-behaved plant with somewhat arching branches.

Soil: Well-drained     H:3' (5' IB)  W: 4'    B/M: Periwinkle Blue with yellow    /5-6

Hybrid of US Natives

 

Butterfly Host Plant

$10.99 Qt.

Barbarea vulgaris 'Winter Cream'    American Cress/Yellow Rocket     Zone: 5-8

Barbarea vulgaris 'Winter Cream'    American Cress/Yellow Rocket An ornamental foliage plant that also has culinary herbal uses and is just love by BEES!  The variegated foliage looks great in your garden AND in your salad!  Has a spicy, peppery taste that can be used like watercress but is easier to grow in rich soil.  Overwinters and can often be picked in the winter.  This Native has been overlooked and taken for granted until this Variegated Form came about and now it's a worthy garden plant that's edible!

Soil: Rich best but ANY     H: 10-12" IB W:       B/M:  Yellow to gold/6-7

US Native Plants

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$14.99 Qt.

Begonia aff. taipeiensis    Taiwanese Begonia        Zone: (6)7-10   See below

Begonia aff. taipeiensis    Perennial Begonia According to NCSU where we obtained the plant summer 2015, "a very newly described begonia hybrid found in northern Taiwan. Dark pink flowers on a semi-epiphytic plant that grows on moss covered rocks or in ordinary garden soil. Can be grown in warm climates outdoors or as a houseplant."  Rhizomatous plant found in forests in Taiwan at 200-500 meters with beautiful broadly ovate or triangular green leaves sometimes covered with tiny silver spots.  A natural hybrid between B. formosana (hardy to zone 7A) and B. aptera.  Sterile.  Reproduces by rhizomes.  Survived winter outside in zone 7 in a gang pot! so at least hardy to 7A

Soil: Moist but well drained   H: 9-14"  W:    B/M:  Dark Pink/6

Note from NCSU:  "One of the first plants Mark Weathington collected in Taiwan at about 3,300' in very northern Taiwan in 2008, this begonia is a natural hybrid between Begonia formosana and Begonia aptera which was only described in 1999. It was found growing on a rock as an epiphyte but has settled in well to potting soil and should grow fine in the garden. "

 

$11.99 Qt.

Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana   Hardy Pink Begonia       Zone: 6-9     

Begonia grandis ssp. evansianaBulbous begonia, classified as tuberous, with branched stems bearing ovate, notched, olive-green leaves, 4" long, pale green, sometimes red, beneath. Pendent cymes of fragrant pink flowers, to 1 1/4" across are born in summer. Seed capsules look like little butterflies.  Showy plant for shade.  Our cloan does not appear to be the straight species but a more colorful form as our pictures show.  Atypical Roots

Soil: Moist, woodland      H: 24" W: 24-36"      B/M: Pink/ 8-9 

$15.99 Qt.

Begonia sinensis          Chinese Hardy Begonia          Zone: 6-9     

Begonia sinensis          Chinese Hardy BegoniaAKA Begonia grandis subsp. sinensis With more angular leaves then other Begonias and grown, not for the pink blooms (other have that) or it's mid-green upper surface of the leaf but for it's deep crimson underside! Smaller than B. grandis by half. Emerges from dormancy in May then quickly goes to work producing pink blooms from Mid-summer until Fall.

Soil: Moist but WELL-Drained        H: 12"   W: 12"        B/M:  Pink /7-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Belamcanda chinensis      Blackberry Lily    Zone: 5-10    

Belamcanda chinensisShowy, long-lasting 2" flowers of apricot orange are freckled darker. Ideal for cutting when in flower and drying when the blackberry looking seed pods are present. DROUGHT TOLERANT. 14-18" leaves resemble those of an iris. Does best w/ long, hot summers -- how lucky for us! Atypical Roots

Soil: Poor, well-drained     H: 36" W: 10-12"      B/M: Apricot with dark orange spots/ 7-8 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Belamcanda chinensis 'Hello Yellow'      Blackberry Lily   Zone: 5-10  

Belamcanda chinensis 'Hello Yellow' A beautiful and rare, dwarf yellow form of Blackberry Lily. Yellow flowers have spots, similar to 'Freckle Face'. Like the others, it loves a long, hot summer. Ideal for cutting when in flower and drying when the blackberry looking seed pods are present. DROUGHT TOLERANT. Atypical Roots

Soil: Poor, well-drained    H: 24" W: 10-12"    B/M: Yellow/ 7-8 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

  Bergenia:  Note on culture - Do not over-fertilize Bergenias.  They like being grown in 'lean' soil.  

$10.99 Qt.

Bergenia 'Baby Doll'       Dwarf Pigsqueak         Zone: 3-8      

Bergenia 'Baby Doll'

Delicate pink flowers in spring age to a deeper pink above evergreen foliage that is smaller and more delicate looking than most varieties. Reaching a diminutive 10" tall most of the time, with smaller foliage than most species, it's just a 'Baby Doll' of a plant! 

Soil: Most any but dry         H:  4" (12-16" IB)  W:  12-24"      B/M:  White flushed pink/3-/5

$11.99 Qt.

Bergenia ciliata      Hairy Bergenia       Zone: 5-8      

Bergenia ciliataFeatured in Horticulture Magazine February 2006. This Asian (China, Nepal, Afghanistan) plant looks like an African Violet w/ 12" huge, soft, furry leaves. 10" pendulant flower spikes described as, "the most exciting member of the genus" which performs "well in the south" where others don't.   Great, rare plant. Any soil but very dry or soaking wet. Slow spreader. DECIDUOUS leaves fringed with hairs that turn bright red in autumn.  We've been growing this one for several years & just love it!

Soil: Most any but very dry    H: 6"(10"IB) W: Indef.    B/M: White to light pink/4-5 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'     Red Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak     Zone: 3-8     

Bergenia cordifolia 'Rotblum'The name is German for 'Red Flower' -- a rare instance where something is gained in translation. It also has red winter leaves. Use as a groundcover or pathway edging. Slowly spreads by underground runners. Cut leaves useful in arrangements as they last several weeks in water. Springtime display of saxifrage-like flowers. DO NOT OVER FERTILIZE.  It makes the leaves get brown edges in summer.  The bloom is a deep reddish pink, not true red.

Soil: Ave. but moist best        H: 6-12" (15-18"IB)    W: 12-15"         B/M: Pinkish red/ 4-5 

 

$10.99 Qt.

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly'   Pink Pigsqueak       Zone:4-8    

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly'A treasure from Anne Eskuche of Germany.  With narrow leaves, like dragonfly wings and coral pink blooms, no other Bergenia offers the shiny plum-red color of this medium sized Bergenia. The color in winter is breath taking.  Terra Nova's top selling Bergenia.   Don't overfeed.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H: 12"(15"IB) W:12"     B/M:  Coral Pink/ 4-5

$11.99 Qt.

Bergenia purpurescens var. delavayi    Chinese Bergenia      Zone: 3-9A   

Bergenia purpurascens var. delavayiAs above but with rose-red flowers atop of reddish stems. Plants grow best in rich moist soils and make ideal ground cover plants. Like Heucheras, they should be divided and planted deeper or mulched with a well composted mixture.  Blooms a bit later than the species and with a somewhat darker bloom. This is absolutely a stunning plant in winter.  

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 6-8"(14-16"IB)  W: 12-16"     B/M: Rose red/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$1q.99 Qt.

Bergenia 'Spring Fling' PPAF   Burgundy Pigsqueak       Zone:4-9    

Bergenia 'Spring Fling' PPAF   Burgundy Pigsqueak

According to Terra Nova, 'Spring Fling' forms such a large, tight and upright plant that blooms so heavily it could "easily be mistaken for an Azalea from a distance"!  Because the bloom stems of this cultivar branch there's more flowers.  More branches equals more blooms!  Dark shocking magenta pink blooms in spring and in winter the foliage turns satiny purple-black.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained          H: 12" (24" IB)  W: 12"        B/M: Magenta Pink/4-5

Bletilla - Hardy Asian Ground Orchid

This is the Genus to start with if you want to grow Hardy Asian Orchids!  They're just about no-brainer easy!  Dappled sunlight, especially in warmer states and no mid-day sun is the rule.  The soil should simultaneously be moisture retentive but drain freely.  More information.

$11.99 Qt.

Bletilla striata   (B. hyacinthina)      Hardy Ground Orchid       Zone: 5-9      

Bletilla striataDeciduous terrestrial orchid from China, Japan. Loose spike of magenta or white flowers 1 1/4" long for 6 weeks. Broadly, ribbed, lance-shaped leaves, 20" long. Needs shade in very hot summer. One of the easiest orchids to grow. Plant tubers 4" deep in zone 5-11. Can also be grown in containers and brought in for winter.  Atypical Roots

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 18-24" W: 18-24"      B/M: Magenta/ 6-7 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Bletilla striata 'Alba'    White Hardy Ground Orchid      Zone: 5-9   

Bletilla striata 'Alba'   White Hardy OrchidIdentical to the species but with loose spikes of white flowers 1 1/4" long for 6 weeks.   This is such a wonderful and charming plant, especially in masses which will eventually happen.  Plant tubers 4" deep in zone 5-11

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 18-24" W: 18-24"     B/M: White/ 6-7 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native Japanese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Bletilla striata 'Innocence'    White Hardy Ground Orchid          Zone: 5-9

Bletilla striata 'Innocence'Pure white blooms with a variable lavender blush at the lip.  Introduced by We-Du Nursery in 2001.  Easy to grow,  like they all are for orchids and a good multiplier.  Can also be grown in containers & brought in for winter.  Atypical Roots

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 15-20" W: 18-24"     B/M: White/ 6-7 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Bletilla striata 'Variegata'  (B. striata albostriata)  Hardy Orchid, Variegated          Zone: 5-9

Bletilla striata 'Variegata'Deciduous terrestrial orchid from China, Japan. Loose spikes of magenta flowers 1 1/4" long for 6 weeks. Broadly, ribbed, lance-shaped leaves w/ narrow white margin. Needs shade in very hot summer. One of the easiest orchids to grow. Plant tubers 4" deep in colder zones.  Can also be grown in containers and brought in for winter. RARE!  Atypical Roots

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 18-24" W: 18-24"    B/M: Magenta/ 6-7 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Japanese Native

 

$12.99 Qt.

 

Bletilla yokohama 'Kate' PP19878    Hardy Orchid          Zone 6-10

Bletilla yokohama 'Kate' PP19878    Hardy Orchid

A choice Hardy Orchid, so special it was patented by the Wild Orchid Company. It can be grown most anywhere but does best in full sun to part shade and in sandy soil with moderate moisture. In a few years, it forms large clumps with up to 35 flowers on 40" stems. Light lavender blooms streaked with purple. Bletilla striata x Bletilla formosana.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 15-20" (40"IB)  W: 15-20"     B/M: Light lavender with purple and yellow/ 6-7 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Japanese Native

 

$9.99 Qt.

Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'    Boltonia 'Snowbank'        Zone: 4-9     

Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' Boltonias are tall, rounded plants with small bluish-green leaves. They are covered with small daisy like flowers in late summer into early fall. 'Snowbank' grows 4' by 4' with bright white flowers so profuse you will understand how it gets its name. 

Soil: Most any but dry   H: 3-4'  W: 3-4'    B/M: White/ 8-10

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Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Boltonia decurrens - Decurrent Aster, Claspingleaf Doll's Daisy, Winged False Aster  Zone 4-8 

Boltonia decurrensEndemic to Illinois and central eastern Missouri, Boltonia decurrens is one of the rarest native species in this region. In fact, until two Missouri Botanical Garden botanists rediscovered it north of St. Louis in 1986, it was thought to be extinct!  It differs from B. asteroides (it used to be classified as a form of that species) by decurrent/clasping leaves on older stems and a lack of rhizomes.  Cut back by 1/3 in late spring/early summer and then this tall plant won't need support.  Profuse blooms literally cover the plant in late summer, early Fall.  Listed on the Federally Protected List. These were done with permission from a well known Garden.

Soil:  Average to wet   H: 60-80"  W: 24-48"    B/M:  Pale pink to white/8-10

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

 

Briza media    Quaking Grass       Listed on the Grass Page

Bromus inermis 'Skinner's Gold'   Smooth Brome Grass      Listed on the Grass Page

 

 

Please note, Variegated Brunnera are sensitive to hot roots.  In the summer, in little black pots above ground, when it's 100 degrees, the plants' roots are also hundred degrees.   In the ground, of course, not so.  When the roots get hot, the plants often go semi-dormant and almost always lose the variegation in their foliage.  It returns in any fall growth and, of course, the following spring.  This only occurs in pots.

 

$14.99 Qt.

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' PPAF    Siberian Forget-Me-Not, Bugloss  Z: 4-9  

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' PPAF    Siberian Forget-Me-Not, BuglossThis new selection is similar to 'Looking Glass' but has much thicker, hairier, non-melting foliage with dark cobalt blue blooms.  Heart shaped leaves are just honest to gosh pure silver, veined and edged in green and takes heat and humidity.  A vigorous, strong growing form.  All Brunnera like lots of organic material.

Soil: Any but moist best      H: 6-12"    W: 12-24"        B/M: Dark Blue/ 4-5 

$11.99 Qt.

Brunnera sibirica       Siberian Forget-Me-Not       Zone: 3-9      

Brunnera sibirica       Siberian Forget-Me-Not A rarely seen species with beautiful sprays of light blue flowers with a white eye held above deciduous carpeting foliage of heart green leaves. This is the real deal.  While B. macrophylla goes by the same Common Name, "Siberian Forget-Me-Not or Bugloss", well it just isn't. :-)  It's from Caucasia.   B. sibirica (yes, it is sibirica with an i not an e) is larger and more vigorous than the commonly found B. macrophylla.  And rare!

Soil: Well-drained      H: 6-12" (16"IB)   W: Slowly indefinite        B/M: Light blue/3-6

 

 

 

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