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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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$10.99 Qt.

Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'     Zone:  8A-10 

Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'An incredible succulent for your garden.  Nothing else quite like it!  This Mexican Native has smooth pale gray succulent foliage, it's topped in summer by lovely yellow bloom that shade to peach near the base.  According to reputable San Marcos growers, hardy to 25 degrees and Yuccado says 8A.  This Evergreen easily comes inside for winter.  Overwinters fine above ground in pots in zone 7, which is generally an indication of a fair amount of hardiness (pots above ground are colder than plants in the ground), so it wouldn't surprise me if this was hardy in zone 7 in a protected spot.

Soil:  Well-drained   H:  6-8"  W:  6-12"       B/M: Peach/Summer

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Echinacea pallida   Pale Purple Coneflower     Zone:  3-10     

Echinacea pallidaNative to more than half the country and yet has 'Threatened' status in the states of Tennessee and Wisconsin.  I find this to be one of the most graceful, elegant Coneflowers due to the pale color and lovely, thin, extremely-reflexed petals.  One of our few Natives that really can grow in every state due to it's broad range of zone compatibility.  Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however deadheading improves general appearance. Freely self-seeds if at least some of the seed heads are left in place (and the goldfinches love them.)

Soil:    H:24-36"  W:12-18"    B/M: Pale pink/6-7

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Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Echinacea paradoxa         Gold Coneflower       Zone: 3-9      

Echinacea paradoxaEchinacea paradoxa is just that - a Paradox!  A Coneflower that isn't pink or white but Gold. Echinacea pallida has lovely gold petals and a bristly dark center.  A deep taproot allows it to be happy in dry conditions but it's just as happy in a normal garden setting.  Native to Missouri and Arkansas.  Able to take almost any temperatures except Zone 10.

Soil:  Most any, well-drained    H: 20-36"  W: 12-24"        B/M: Gold/6-7

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Attracts Butterflies

  Echinacea purpurea forms - Zone:(3)4-8(9)    Note on zones: with protection, they can survive in Zone 3 and with shade can usually make it in zone 9.   Theses are not Hybrids but select forms of our Native Echinacea purpurea.  

$9.99 Qt.

Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'  (Double Decker, 'Doppelganger' ) Tiered Coneflower  Z:(3)4-8(9)

Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'If the Hat Diva, Hedda Hopper, designed a Coneflower, this would be it!  It's wearing a charming, flamboyant hat!  Beautifully unique, FRAGRANT flowers sprout another set of petals atop the cone in a thoroughly delightful manner!  Generally the doubles don't appear until their second year and thereafter.    German Gardener, Eugen Schleipfer discovered this chance mutation in his garden and started dividing and promoting the best form.  TWENTY years later, he introduced 'Doublecker' ('Doppelganger') to the trade.  Protection in zone 3, shade in zone 9. 

Soil: Most any well-drained     H: 40"(IB)    W:24"      B/M: Pink/7-Frost with deadheading

Attracts Butterflies


$10.99 Qt.

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' PP12242      Dwarf Coneflower    Z:(3)4-8(9)  

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

A dwarf form of the species. Known for it's short habit and very long summer bloom. It's beautiful, drooping, clear rose-pink blooms and large, pin cushion coper to bronze central cones stand on stems 15-24" and start to bloom in June and if deadheaded will produce another burst of blooms in August that will bloom intermittently through Fall. Those you can leave because the seeds are loved by Goldfinches. And what the birds don't get, will self seed. A classic!

Soil: Most any well-drained     H: 12-24"    W: 12-24"      B/M: Clear Rose Pink/6-Frost with deadheading

Attracts Butterflies

$13.99 Qt.

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight' PP18803   Dwarf Double Coneflower  Z:(3)4-8(9)  

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight'From the same folks that brought you 'Coconut Lime' above, it's the pink counterpart.  Similar to 'Razzmatazz' above but shorter.  We absolutely love the look of this beauty. A new ConefectionTM Cone-flower (get it?)  3" blooms dazzle the passers by starting medium to dark pink and fading to lavender pink.  Vigorous grower.  Similar to 'Razzmatazz' but much shorter.

Soil:  Most any, well-drained      H: 18-24" W: 18-24"   B/M:   Medium Pink/7-Frost with deadheading

Attracts Butterflies

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$10.99 Qt.

Echinacea tennesseensis       Tennessee Coneflower        Zone: 3-8        

Echinacea tennesseensis       Tennessee ConeflowerA different species!  Blooms ALL SUMMER into early fall. Deep rooted, very adaptable plants. A very choice, rare plant found in just a few small colonies in the wild. (We grow our own, of course.) Differing from other coneflowers in that it produces upturned, instead of drooping, flowers that are a dark mauve; to 4" across. The petals vary in size with now two plants exactly alike!  Beautiful!  Tap rooted.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 24-30" W: 18"         B/M: Pink 6-10   

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Attracts Butterflies

  Hybrid Coneflowers now run the gamut of color.  By crossbreeding, our Native Pink and White Echinacea purpurea to gold forms such as Echinacea paradoxa, breeders have come up with colors that pre-2000 would have seemed impossible.  From peach to gold to colors good enough to eat (and named thusly) they're truly a breeding breakthrough.

Well drained NEUTRAL TO LIMEY soil is a MUST!  Acid or poorly drained soil can be fatal.


$12.99 Qt.

Echinacea 'Dixie Sun' PP26160       Dixie™ series  Hybrid Coneflower     Zone: 4-10   

Echinacea 'Dixie Sun' PP26160         Hybrid Coneflower  New 2017 from the Dixie™ series and according to Terra Nova, "Sweet as Tupelo Honey"!  Large olden yellow blooms with a STUNNING FRAGRANCE in afternoon over an upright plant with a compact habit and sturdy stems. Petals emerge almost flat from a drak cones with orange yellow tips, then gradually the blooms start to drop into a ballerina skit of petals. Great 'clean' foliage with this hybrid that has lots of E. tennesseensis in its parentage.  Dead heading prolongs blooms even more.

Soil: Non-acid, well drained a must     H: 16" (24" IB)   W: 24"     B/M: Golden Yellow/7-9

Attracts Butterflies

$14.99 Qt.

Echinacea 'Firebird' PPAF   BIRD™ Series  Hybrid Coneflower     Zone: 4-9   

Echinacea x 'Firebird'This amazing introduction has a terrific compact size, wonderful habit and beautiful FRAGRANT, 3.5" red-orange shuttlecock-type blooms.  We're a big fan of 'reflexed' petals -- they add just charm to the border.    And the color is just dynamite!  No one will walk by this plant!  Another one visited frequently by Hummingbirds!  One of the Bird™Series and per Terra Nova, "Bird is the Word when you need LONG blooming displays of showy, shuttlecock-shaped flowers. These plants are repeat bloomers, which will extend the flowering season."

Soil: Well-drained, non-Acid a must       H:34" (38"IB)  W: 18"    B/M: Rocket Red/ 7-10 deadheading

Attracts Butterflies

What you're saying about us...

I received the plants yesterday and they are fantastic. I have never received such healthy plants by mail. I'm stunned.   Perfect condition. You are SO my source for gardening needs now.  Thank you for doing what you do better than any other source out there.

Carol in Harvest, AL regarding her Echinacea order 4/17/09


$12.99 Qt.

Echinacea 'Raspberry Tart' PP18933      PRAIRIE STARSTM   Hybrid Coneflower     Zone: 4-10   

Echinacea 'Raspberry Tart' PP18933         Hybrid ConeflowerNew for 2017 from the Prairie StarsTM Collection with up to a whopping 30 deep magenta lightly FRAGRANT blooms around a maroon red cone per compact plant from mid summer to Fall.  Received the highest rating at MSU for container culture.

Soil: Well-drained, non-Acid a must     H: 18" (24" IB)   W: 15"     B/M: Magenta/7-9

Attracts Butterflies

$13.99 Qt.

Echinacea 'Sundown' ppaf      ECHINACEA BIG SKY™ Hybrid Orange Coneflower   Zone:  4-9  

Echinacea x 'Sundown' ppaf      Hybrid Orange ConeflowerFrom the Echinacea Big Sky™  series of some of our favorite folks in the trade - the Saul Brothers out of Atlanta. Enormous orange blooms to 6" across will become the new favorite in your garden or in your flower arrangement.  Tough, like all Echinaceas!  Just way more gorgeous than most!  Also FRAGRANT and a consistent re-bloomer.  4th in the Big Sky Series. 

Soil: Well-drained, non-Acid a must      H: 32-36" W: 18"   B/M: Orange/7-Frost with deadheading

Attracts Butterflies

$13.99 Qt.

New 1/2/18

Echinacea 'Sunrise' PP16235   ECHINACEA BIG SKY™ Hybrid Yellow Coneflower      Zone: 4-9   

Echinacea 'Sunrise'From the Echinacea Big Sky™ series of some of our favorite folks in the trade - the Saul Brothers out of Atlanta.  This new selection of Coneflower has soft, citron yellows flowers up to 5" wide with a central cone that starts out green and quickly gives way to gold..   Has an amazing and delightful Rose-Like Fragrance!   Sunrise is the most fragrant of the group.   Wow!  An E. paradoxa x E. purpurea hybrid.   2nd in the Big Sky Series.

Soil: Well-drained, non-Acid a must     H: 30-36" W: 18"   B/M: Butter Yellow/7-Frost with deadheading

Attracts Butterflies

$14.99 Qt.

Echinacea 'Twilight' ppaf    ECHINACEA BIG SKY™ Hybrid Red Coneflower    Zone: 4-9   

From the Echinacea Big Sky™  series of some of our favorite folks in the trade - the Saul Brothers out of Atlanta.    Echinacea 'Twilight' ppaf is the third new coneflower in the Big Sky series. Rose petals surround a unique red cone. 24" high, Twilight is also heavily branched and fragrant.  These are some of the hottest plants in the trade -- we had to get on a waiting list to get the Patent Pending plugs on 2007!  3rd in the Big Sky Series.

Soil: Well-drained, non-Acid a must       H: 24-30"    W: 18"      B/M: Rosy Red/7-Frost with deadheading

Attracts Butterflies

What you're saying about us... I have ordered from five different online nurseries this year. (2008)  I have received everything for "bareroot" to what I got from you today.  I ordered a few types of Echinacea, just yesterday got some that was a tiny little root ball the size of my thumb.  I was so sad by this.  Then today your order arrived!  The plants literally burst out of the box when I opened the flaps, one plant had buds on it all ready!  They are as nice if I had gone to the nursery myself and picked it out by hand.  I just wanted to let you know I am thrilled and so very happy with your nursery and my plants.

Cindy, Gettysburg, PA

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Epimediums  or Barrenwort - Bishop's Caps - Fairy Wings

(Horny Goat Weed is also a common name ... :-)  what can we say?)

We have an huge selection of Epimediums - because we're mad, mad, mad for them!  Popular for years in Europe, they're just being discovered in the US.  Light, airy spring blooms on plants that frequently are tough as nails and drought tolerant when established.   Dependable, basically polite spreaders or clump formers.  The difference between Evergreen and Deciduous foliage is somewhat unique. Evergreen means the leaf will never fall of of it's own accord even when it gets ragged or even skeletonized, which they can do in colder zones.  The deciduous ones, however, turn brown and fall off on their own.  Basically by late winter, most are ready to be sheared prior to the coming bloom period.  Most varieties/species are listed as hardy to Zone 5 however, many have been grown farther north with a good layer of mulch.  They can take cold but can't take alternate quick freezing and thawing.   They thrive in medium to heavy shade, ACID SOIL and when established, are highly drought tolerant. They are deer resistant and are seldom bothered by voles or other critters.  How does it get any better than that!


About price: "Epimediums are self-sterile (they won’t set seed unless pollinated by another plant), and breeding from seed is complicated. The plants cannot be rapidly propagated through tissue culture or stem cuttings, either.  Division of a rhizome is the most effective method of propagation. On clumping varieties, however, this process is very slow, so these types of Epimediums command higher prices."

About ACID SOIL and Epimediums:
When grown in soil that has high pH (limey) soil, especially in the heat of summer, some Epimediums develop Chlorosis or the inability to absorb Iron, Potassium and/or Nitrogen from the soil.  That can also occur in our greenhouses!  Our potting mix is slightly acid.  After months of getting our Limey water, the soil pH can rise and, combined with the natural heat of a greenhouse on roots in pots above ground, the plants develop the telltale sign of Chlorosis - yellowing leaves with darker green veins.  THIS IS SELF CORRECTING WHEN THE PLANTS ARE PLANTED in the garden where roots are cooler and plants are getting Mother Nature's low pH, ACID RAIN.  They will gradually turn green again.  No need to fertilize, apply Nitrogen or Potassium, etc.  It's already in the soil!   The pH just needs to be lowered by low pH Acid Rain and bark mulch also helps speed that up, so the plants can absorb the nutrients.

$17.99 Qt.

Epimedium 'Amber Queen' PP17197    Fairy Wing/Barrenwort    Zone: 4-9      

Epimedium 'Amber Queen'     Fairy Wing/BarrenwortThis lovely new lady from the U.K's Robin White has a color not seen in any other Epimedium.  Large yellow spurred blooms are brushed with orange red, (hence the perfect name 'Amber Queen') held on wiry arching stems to 24" well above spiny, semi-evergreen holly-like foliage.


Soil: Moist, rich, well drained        H: 12" (24" IB)  W: 24"         B/M: Yellow brushed orange-red/4-5

$13.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Alba'   Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9   

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Alba'   Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortCHOICE shade groundcover, this shorter Epimedium has racemes of long-spurred, brownish red heart shaped leaves divided into oval leaflets which turn green. Spreads most readily in loose, rich in organic material. Cut back early spring. Once established, chokes out weeds.  China.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained         H: 8-12" W: 12"        B/M: White 4-5 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

Epimedium ? grandiflorum 'Aureum'  (E. franchetii?)   Yellow Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort   Z: 5-9  

Epimedium x? grandiflorum 'Aureum'Some years ago we acquired a plant from China labeled E. grandiflorum 'Yellow'.  Obviously yellow is generally outside the color range of E. grandiflorum.   It is clump forming, has the distinctive long spurs of E. grandiflorum but the leaves are elongated rather than heart-shaped. Possibly it's from the koreanum end of the spectrum, is E. franchetii or an E. grandiflorum or E. acuminatum hybrid.  Open to thoughts from Epimedium experts!.

Soil: Rich, well-drained          H: 10" W: 12"         B/M: Yellow 4-5 

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$13.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Creeping Yellow'        Zone:  4-8      

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Creeping Yellow'New from Europe.  Pale yellow green foliage in summer - you thought it was the bloom that was yellow!  Nope - the bloom is white.  The emerging leaves are beautifully mottled and rimmed with bronze and copper with red speckles.  So, really with all this elaborate foliage color, Mother Nature in all her wisdom, knew only long-spurred white blooms would do!

Soil: Moist, rich, well drained        H: 12-14"   W: 14-18"        B/M: White/4-5

$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty'      Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9   

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty'      Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortFrom the garden of Harold Epstein that probably occurred from natural crossing of Epimedium 'Silver Queen' and 'Yubae'.  This Barrenwort has green foliage but comes up in spring chocolate-purple and very large purple and white BICOLOR blooms emerge from chubby plum colored buds.  Difficult to find in the trade.

Soil: Rich, well-drained         H: 12"  W:12"        B/M:   Purple & White/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

12.99 Qt.

A suuper robust never fail Epimedium & stunning!

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'    Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9  

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'Choice groundcover or specimen for shaded areas, Lilafee (Lilac Fairy) is one of the newest & prettiest from Ernst Pagels large, spidery pendent, long-spurred flowers. Toothed, glossy green leaves. Cut back semi-evergreen foliage in late winter. Weed inhibiting once established. This one looks fabulous when sited near a rock or statue. China

Soil: Rich, well-drained          H: 10" W: 12"         B/M: Lilac-purple/4-5 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Mizuhomaru'   Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9  

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Mizuhomaru'   Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortAKA ‘Sakaru Moru  A Japanese selection with rose-purple flowers. The spurs curve inwards toward the center of the flower in col temperatures rather than pointing outwards. Toothed leaves on purple stems are a bit smaller than average.  First flush of leaves are around 8" tall and the 2nd flush, come in around 12".  They can turn a shrimp-pink in the fall.  Typical good sturdy disposition of E. grandiflorums.

Soil: Rich, well-drained          H: 12"  W: 18"         B/M: Pale rose-purple  /4-5

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$14.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Prince'     Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9   

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Prince'     Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortAnother Richard Lightly introduction -- 'Purple Prince' also vivid purple sepals ( 1 1/4") emerge from plum colored (near black) buds and has the very handy second flush of foliage that covers the old, 'past their prime' blooms.  Heart shaped leave emerge burgundy/rose colored and mature to olive green with maroon margins.  Long spurs white spurs.  A clump former rather than a groundcover type.

Soil: Rich, well-drained         H: 12-18"  W: 12-15"       B/M: Dark Violet Purple/4-5 


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$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Rose Queen'     Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9   

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Rose Queen'     Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortA classic older Epimedium with large flowers (well, after all, that's what 'grandiflorum' means!) of long spurred medium rose -- the classic 'spidery' Epimedium flower.  Glossy green leaves in summer emerge a dusky, burgundy green in spring.  Drought tolerant when established. 
The first flush of growth is 8-12" tall and the 2nd flush, 18" tall, completely covering the old fading blooms.

Soil: Rich, well-drained        H: 8-12" (18")   W: 12"             B/M: Medium Rose/4-5 


Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Shiho'     Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9   

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Shiho'     Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortSmall but abundant leaves and deepest, red buds opening large dark pinkish red flowers before the leaves open.  Relatively new Japanese introduction to the trade.  A very different looking bloom to this charmer and of course, I missed getting a good photo this year!  And our Dutch supplier has a pale pink bloom on their site! 

Soil: Rich, well-drained        H:10"    W: 12"        B/M: Dark Pinkish Red/4-5

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$25.99 Qt.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Tama No Genpei'         Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 4-9   

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Tama No Genpei'         Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort 'Tama no Genpei' is a medium size variety from Japan with white spurs and reddish purple outer petals, very popular in Japan, just making it's way here.    Has very long spurs and bi-colored blooms over leaves to 3" long on wiry stems over dense foliage mounds.  New spring leaves come out purplish maturing to green then turning burgundy in fall.  One of the few Epimediums whose blooms open in succession and that often reblooms!  Flowers sit just above the foliage at first but then the stems elongate and they rise up to 16-18". CHOICE!

Soil: Rich, well-drained                H:12-18"   W: 12-24"     B/M: Reddish Purple and White/4

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$19.99 Qt.

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Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense 'Bandit'  Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 4-8   

Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense 'Bandit'  Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortHeart-shaped leaves 1-2" long with a half inch maroon-red to purple band around the edge.  The color holds far longer than the sub-species. 'Grandiflorum' pure white flowers in abundance with long spurs but even if it had no blooms, it would be worthy plant because the leaves are just STUNNING.  Much more diminutive than typical E. grandiflorum - first flush of leave are 6" tall and 2nd reaching 12" tall.  But it's compact AND dense.  Comes to the trade via Daryl Probst who named one of the plants he obtained from the old We-Du Nursery, grew out and trialed. 

Soil: Rich, well-drained                H: 6"-12"  W: 8-10"          B/M: White/4

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$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium lilacinum     Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort      Zone:       

Epimedium x lilacinum (E. youngianum 'Lilacinum')  Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortPlants listed as this are generally E. youngianum 'Roseum'.  We'll see if the plants from our new source differ from previous we've tried. In theory they are the same plant but we're always curious when we find one with the old name!   The price is the same so if you're adventurous, you might get a plant that's different from Epimedium youngianum 'Roseum'!

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained        H: 6" W: 12"       B/M: Lavender pink 4-5 


$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum   Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort         Zone: 5-8(9)      

Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicumBest choice for a spreading evergreen groundcover. Very drought tolerant. Topped in very early spring w/ spikes of bright yellow bells with reddish spurs held nicely above the expanding new foliage. The deeply burrowing rhizomes make this one exceedingly drought tolerant and hardy. The thick foliage has proven very resistant to leaf spot diseases. Light to deep shade.   From Turkey and the Republic of Georgia.  Evergreen in warmer zones.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained       H: 10" W: 10"       B/M: Yellow 4-5 

$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium pubigerum      Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort          Zone: 5-9       

Epimedium pubigerumA dense, rhizomatous perennials, usually grown as a ground cover in shady woodland areas.  Perhaps the tallest of the Epimediums, it features loose clusters of dainty, cup-shaped yellowish flowers w/ creamy white to pink inner sepals held well above the foliage on stems to 24" tall.  The compound foliage is leathery, glossy dark green and heart shaped.  Forms dense, spreading mounds.  Foliage is evergreen in warm winter climates, often emerges in spring tinged purple and typically turns bronzish in Fall.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained       H: 12-24"  W: 12-24"       B/M: Yellow with pink to white inner sepals/4-6

$13.99 Qt.

Epimedium sasaki        Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort         Zone: 4-9        

Epimedium sasaki    Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortA variable, naturally occurring Japanese hybrid (E. sempervirens x E. setosum) which resembles E. sempervirens.  The numerous, attractive but small leaves are held on wiry stems and persist most of the year, dropping only if the weather turns very cold.  Pure pink, spurless blooms.

Soil:  Moist, rich, well-drained         H: 9-12"  W:           B/M: Pure pink/4-6


$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium species from JianXi     Yellow Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort     Zone: 5-9    

Epimedium species from JianXi     Yellow Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortWe've growing this for awhile and invariably, I miss getting a decent photo when it's blooming actually taking a good look at the bloom for ID -- Epimediums bloom at the peak of shipping season -- so we haven't made a positive ID.  And it may be a one of a kind seedling.  The original parent plant came from JianXi province in China blooms with BIG yellow blooms with long spurs. 

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained       H:  W:      B/M: Yellow/ 4-5 

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$25.99 Qt.


Epimedium x 'Mine No Fubuki'        Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort         Zone:  4-9         

Epimedium x 'Mine No Fubuki'        Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortA wonderful hybrid from Japan with unusual rounded rose pink blooms without spurs. The outer petals are lighter and a bit mottled and the inside petals are darker.  The young leaves on this smaller Epimedium are edged with red.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained          H: 8-12'  W:        B/M: Rose Pink/4-5

$18.99 Qt.

Epimedium x 'Murasaki Komachi'        Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort     Zone:   4-9    

Epimedium x 'Murasaki Komachi'        Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortWell if this isn't the cutest Epimedium in the trade, I'm not sure what is.  This dwarf variety would look adorable in a trough with tiny blooms that would make a perfect fairy caps!  Or be the starting plant for a fairy garden.  Hm-m-m-m, my granddaughter would love that!  Don't let it's petite size worry you, it's a tough little customer, even drought tolerant once established.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained              H:4"   W:6"      B/M:  Dark purple/4-5

$11.99 Qt.

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'   Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort     Zone: 5-9    

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'Large 1" clear yellow flowers are especially pretty on this Epimedium, which, like all Epimediums makes a beautiful specimen or groundcover. An amazing cross by Germany's Heinz Klose between Caucasian & Atlas mountain species. A pyramid of butter yellow butterfly-like flowers in spring above superbly red-mottled leaves. One of the best! 

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained         H: 16" W: 24"      B/M: Clear yellow/4-5 


$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium x rubrum    Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 4-8     

Epimedium x rubrumMakes a vigorous, indestructible, semi-evergreen clumper of light green heart-shaped foliage, heavily margined & superbly mottled w/ red in spring when the clumps are topped w/ stalks of rosy-red flowers... simply STUNNING! Best to remove the old foliage in late winter to allow for a better floral show. One of the most drought tolerant. 

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained        H: 12" W: 12"    B/M: Yellow w/ crimson/4-5 

$19.99 Qt.

Epimedium x 'Suzuka'            Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort       Zone: 4-9

Epimedium x 'Suzuka'            Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort A new introduction from Japan, 'Suzuka' is a small growing variety, not unlike E. grandiflorums, with pink spurs and outer petals (streaked with white), pure white inside. Leaves are smallish but plentiful on wiry brown to burgundy stems and emerge with tints of red.  Semi-evergreen leaves drop only if it gets very cold.

Soil:  Moist, rich, well-drained            H:9-12"   W:      B/M:  Pink & White/4-5

Japanese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Epimedium x versicolor 'Cupreum'       Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort        Zone: 5-9           

Epimedium x versicolor 'Cupreum'       Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortA truly amazing color bloom - more intense than the species!  Soft red outer petals and soft yellow centers make this very unique in the Epimedium Genus.  Flowers born in clusters above a mound of oval, semi-evergreen leaves that are magnificent in spring - coppery with chartreuse veins.  Delicate looking but a tough customer in the garden!  Slower growing than some but a small price to pay for this stunning Epimedium.

Soil: Moist, rich, well drained        H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"        B/M: Soft red and yellow/4/5

$19.99 Qt.

Epimedium x 'Yubae'        Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort         Zone: 5-8    

Epimedium 'Yubae'        Fairy Wings/ BarrenwortA vigorous medium size cultivar from Japan with a very heavy bloom of large, 1 1/4" dark rose blooms with white tipped spurs clustered in sprays held above the foliage.  Bright green eaves have spiny, toothed margins and maintain good color until Fall. 'Yubae', the Japanese name given to this plant prior to it's introduction in the West, is thought to be a hybrid, but is sometimes listed as a cultivar of E. grandiflorum.  One of the best grandiflorum hybrids, it blooms longer and sooner than the rest.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained        H: 12-18"  W: 12-18'       B/M:   Dark rose/3-5

Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'   Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 5-9       

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' Superb groundcover. Yellow sparkling flowers emerge through young bronze or red-mottled leaves. Extremely winter hardy. Flowers are born in clusters with petals that look like dancing stars. Loose textured soil allows faster spread (4-6" per year) but Sulphureum is quite determined to conquer even the most pathetic soil. Early to flower.  Missouri Botanical Garden 'Great Plants' selection.  Will take full sun, where most won't.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained       H: 16" W: 16"      B/M: Sulphur Yellow/ 4-5 

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$13.99 Qt.


Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'  ('Orangekonigin')  Barrenwort     Zone: 4-8    

Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'This is truly one of the loveliest Epimediums.   E. x warleyense Barrenworts have better flowers than the average Epimedium.  Its blooms are a few degrees lighter in color than E. x warleyense and the clump grows in a much tighter form.  A more compact, more refined spreader than the species.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H:12"   W: 10"     B/M: Creamy orange/April 

$12.99 Qt.

Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'   Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 4-8       

Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'A beautiful Epimedium with pure white flowers & foliage that turns red to medium green in summer. Beautiful ground cover. Spreads best in loose soil, rich in organics. Like Europeans, Americans are discovering that Epimediums are absolutely CHOICE. 'Niveum' is one of the best for FALL COLOR -- bright orange-scarlet like parent E. diphyllum.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained        H: 8-12" W: 12"         B/M: White 4-5 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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Epimedium x youngianum 'Roseum'   Fairy Wings/ Barrenwort    Zone: 4-8     

Epimedium x youngianum 'Roseum'Bountiful light green, heart-shaped foliages takes on a reddish appearance in late summer. These moisture-loving groundcovers actually live in DRY SHADE after being established. Nicely suited for mass-planting under trees and shrubs. Lovely loose sprays of dainty flowers in April.

Soil: Moist, rich, well-drained        H: 6" W: 12"       B/M: Lavender pink 4-5 

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$10.99 Qt.

Eryngium yuccifolium    Rattlesnake Master   Zone: 5-9        

Eryngium yuccifoliumFirst cousin to Sea Holly but totally different in appearance. A bold, accent plant. A NATIVE w/ round flower-heads & green yucca-like foliage. Hard to find. Easy to grow. Tap rooted. Move seedlings when young. Most at home in dry, sandy, limey soils but tolerates average soils & part-shade. 12-24" foliage sport 3-5' blooms. 

Soil: Rich, light, well-drained        H: 3-5' W: 3-5'       B/M: White 7-8  

US Native Plants

$11.99 Qt.

Eryngium x zabellii 'Big Blue' PP20636    Sea Holly     Zone:  4-9      

Eryngium x zabellii 'Big Blue' PP20636    Sea HollySpectacular color - not just blue but near iridescent blue!  Wowee!   Great in the middle of the border or the middle of the vase!  Super as a dried flowers as well.  Long bloom time - from July thru September.  A Blooms of Bressingham introduction. 

Soil: Well-drained     H: 24-30"     W: 24-30"       B/M:   Blue/7-9

Butterflies, Butterfly

$10.99 Qt.

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Erythronium albidum     White Trout Lily            Zone:  3-8          

Erythronium albidum     White Trout LilyThis is one of the earliest Native woodland plants to bloom.  It's pair of leaves are 6" long, green, mottled with tans and browns host a single pure white nodding  1 1/2" bloom long with a touch of lavender for each bulb.  It has prominent yellow stamens.  When happy, it self seeds but don't hold your breath for a colony of blooms - it takes 5-7 years for the new seedling to produce them!  This spring ephemeral struts its stuff then goes dormant, so planting among ferns or maybe hostas, etc to cover them after they bloom and start their nap.

Soil: Well-drained, woodland             H: 4-6"  W:          B/M: White/3

US Native Plants

$12.99 Qt.

Erythronium rostratum     Yellow Trout Lily            Zone:    5-8

Erythronium rostratum     Yellow Trout LilyThis bright yellow blooming American native are one of the signals that srping has arrived.  In march, the speckled leaves of the Trout Lily come up and start carpeting the woods looking like a school of tiny speckled trout - hence the name.  The yellow blooms have very prominent yellow stamens and stand above the foliage.  It goes dormant in late spring, so nice planted among ferns, etc. that will cover the dormant Erythronium.

Soil: Well-drained, woodland        H: 4-8"   W:        B/M:   Yellow/4-5

  Eucomis - Pineapple Lily hail from warm parts of the world and only a few are very hardy but they take easily to pot culture (easier than Cannas or Dahlias) if you want a look of the Tropics in your colder garden.  

$12.99 Qt.

Eucomis zambesiaca      Dwarf White  Pineapple Lily           Zone:    (7?)8-10    

Eucomis zambesiacaUnlike its much taller relatives, the difficult to find South African native dwarf white Eucomis zambesiaca tops out at an adorable 10" tall.  This late season bloomer loves heat and produces fluffy brilliant white star-like blooms topped with the characteristic tuft of foliage that leads to the common name of Pineapple Lily.  Even Curmudgeons will smile at this one! 

Soil: Summer moist but well drained       H: 30"   W:         B/M:  White/7-9

  Fire in the Hole!

Well, here we go again Botanical Nomenclature 'Fans' -- the Eupatorium Genus is being blown apart!

As we make the switch, at least the old name will remain here to remind you where to go to find the plant under it's new name!  New names: 

Ageratina, Coniclinium, Eupatoriadelphus, and yes, a few plants still are Eupatorium

Eupatoriadelphus differs from the genus Eupatorium by having whorled leaves around the stem.  This is the plant truly known as Joe Pye Weed.


$12.99 Qt.

Eupatoriadelphus dubius 'Little Joe'  PPAF    Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed    Z: 3-8  

Eupatoriadelphus dubius 'Little Joe' (Formerly. Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' PPAF, Eutrochium)

One of the smallest Joe Pye Weed yet and now in a size that most people can fit into their garden for the most Butterfly Attracting Plant of all!  This selection was discovered by Steve Lighty at the Conard Pyle Nursery in Pennsylvania.  Also, it has the most INTOXICATING scent!
Soil: Ave. to moist       H: 48"   W: 24-36"             B/M: Rose/ 8-9  

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

New 2017

Eupatoriadelphus dubius 'Joe White'     White Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed   Z: 3-8  

Eupatoriadelphus dubius 'Joe White'(Syn. Eupatorium dubium 'Joe White', Eutrochium)

If pink doesn't work in your garden, no problem -- there's always white with 'Joe White' Joe Pye Weed!  Butterflies still love it just the same.

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 6-10'  W: 4-6'          B/M: White/ 8-9  

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus   Hollow Stem Joe Pye Weed    Z: 4-8   

Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus(Formerly. Eupatorium fistulosum, Eutrochium)

It's definitely not a Weed -- that's for sure!  What it is, is a fabulous native that goes head to head with any plant on the planet for attracting Butterflies.  It IS a tall plant, especially in a moist spot, but it can be maintained at 4-5' by a May cut back. Easy, dependable and a great cut flower.  Several clones of E. fistulosus on our property have been catching our eye for years with HUGE blooms heads and deep rosy color so we propagated them.   US Native found East of the Rockies, CT to Florida.  Identified by it's hollow stem.

Soil: Most any, moisture retentive best    H: 6-10'  W: 4-6'    B/M:  Rose/7-8

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Eupatoriadelphus maculatum 'Glenda' PPAF   Compact Spotted Joe Pye Weed     Z:3-7   

Eupatoriadelphus (Eupatorium) maculatum 'Glenda' PPAF  Joe Pye Weed (Formerly. Eupatorium maculatum 'Glenda' PPAF)  A new compact form of Joe Pye Weed that has proven to be very disease resistant.  BURGUNDY stems support deep green foliage and lush pink Monarch attracting blooms that are huge -  larger than 'Joe' or 'Gateway'.

Soil: Ave. to moist          H: 4'  W: 4'          B/M: Rose /7-9  

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Eupatoriadelphus (Eupatorium) maculatum 'Gateway'     Compact   Joe Pye Weed     Z:3-7   

Eupatoriadelphus (Eupatorium) maculatum 'Gateway'        Joe Pye Weed A butterfly magnet.  More compact than the species.  It's bushy and has tighter, thicker blooms, 12-18" in diameter in mid-summer to fall..  Wine-red stems with whorls of dark leaves to 8" long.  This is a superior form of Joe Pye Weed.

Soil: Ave. to moist               H:36-60"   W: 24"          B/M: Dusky Rose /7-9  

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Eupatoriadelphius maculatum 'Red Dwarf'    Dwarf Spotted Joe Pye Weed     Z:3-7   

Eupatoridelphius maculatum 'Red Dwarf'    Compact Joe Pye Weed(Formerly, Eupatorium maculatum 'Red Dwarf')  Very similar to 'Gateway' but shorter - a lovely compact form but with RED stems above green foliage and vibrant rose flowers.  Eupatoriadelphus differs from the genus Eupatorium by having whorled leaves.  Now every yard has room for a Monarch attracting Joe Pye Weed.

Soil: Ave. to moist               H: 28-32"  W: 28-32"         B/M: Rose /7-9  

Attracts Butterflies

$14.99 Qt.

Eupatoriadelphus maculatum 'Riesenschirm'     Spotted Joe Pye Weed     Z:3-7   

Eupatoriadelphus maculatum 'Riesenschirm'     Spotted Joe Pye Weed A big, bold Spotted Joe Pye Weed fairly new to the trade with pink buds that open to light purple huge 12" bloom heads starting in early August with excellent flower production.  Purple terminal leaves on purple stems so dark they're near black.  In bloom this is a very tall plant that adds architectural prescience to the garden.

Soil: Ave. to moist               H: 75"  W: 90"       B/M: Pale Purple /8-9  

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Eupatorium (altissimum) x 'Prairie Jewel'    Variegated Mist Flower, White Joe Pye Weed   Z: 4     

Eupatorium altissimum 'Prairie Jewel'"2009 GreatPlantsTM Release. Clusters of lovely white flowers adorn this handsome, rugged, pest-free Prairie Jewel. An attractively cream-speckled and mottled foliage variation of an Eastern Great Plains native selected by Ed Rassmussen of The Fragrant Path."  Bluebird Nursery  Doesn't like dry soil.  Clusters of small white flower buds cover the plant in late summer and open slowly over several weeks for along display.  Listed by some as a cultivar of E. altissimum, U. of Nebraka Arboretum says it's a hybrid between that and E. rugosum. 

Soil: MOIST but well-drained       H: 48" W: 36"     B/M: White/7-9

 Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Old name

Eupatorium (Ageratina) auromatica 'Joicus Variegated'   Variegated Joe Pye Weed    Z: 4-9  

Eupatorium (Ageratina) auromatica 'Joicus Variegated'Now (Ageratina aromatica 'Joicus Variegated')  

Creamy white leaves are heavily spotted with green. New growth has pink overtones. Foamy, cream Ageratum-like fragrant flowers in July thru Sept. Wonderful foliage variegation. This large mounding plant can be grown in part shade to full sun in any good garden soil. Like all 'Joe-Pye Weed' relatives, butterflies just love it.  Select form of a Southeastern US Native.

Soil: Most any     H: 5-6'    W: 5-6'        B/M: White/7-9

Attracts Butterflies


Now on the C Page under their new name Conoclinium

Eupatorium coelestinum now  Conoclinium coelestinum (photo page to train Google)

Eupatorium coelestinum 'Alba'  now Conoclinium coelestinum 'Alba' (photo page to train Google)

Eupatorium coelestinum 'Cori'  now Conoclinium coelestinum 'Cori'  (photo page to train Google)


$9.99 Qt.

Eupatorium cannabinum 'Flore Plena'   Double-Flowering Hemp Agrimony   Zone: 3-9    

Eupatorium cannabinum 'Flore Plena'Eupatorium cannabinum 'Flore Plena' blooms in mid Summer with a profusion of long lasting flat heads of double, pinkish-magenta flowers. Use it in the back of a sunny border & it will always elicits comments. A relative of Joe-Pye-Weed, it's more refined and Shrub-like. Sterile, so it's VERY LONG Blooming. From Europe.  No name change for this species.  Select form of a Northeastern US Native.

Soil: Most any but dry         H: 36-48" W: 36-48"        B/M: Dusky pink/ 7-9 

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'       Snakeroot, Variegated Joe Pye Weed       Zone: 3-8     

Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'       Snakeroot, Variegated Joe Pye WeedWhat a spectacular plant! A bushy, shrub like shape with rose colored blooms over deep green foliage margined and splashed with creamy white. And if that isn't decorative enough for you, picture it smothered with butterflies as a finishing touch! Need more convincing? Easy to grow NATIVE, takes most any soil and with no bad habits. What's not to love?

Soil: Most any but dry      H: 24-36"   W: 24-36"        B/M:  Rose/8-9

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Eupatorium (Eupatoriadelphus) purpureum  Sweet Joe Pye Weed    Zone: 4-8   

Eupatorium purpureum  Joe Pye WeedIt's definitely not a Weed -- that's for sure!  What it is, is a fabulous native that goes head to head with any plant on the planet for attracting Butterflies.  It IS a tall plant, especially in a moist spot, but it can be maintained at 4-5' by a May cut back. Easy, dependable and a great cut flower.  Green stems, sometimes with purple stem joints.  "Sweet" because foliage smells like Vanilla when crushed!

Soil: Most any, moisture retentive best    H: 6-10'  W: 4-6'    B/M:  Rose/7-8

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Euphorbia corollata      Flowering Spurge, Prarie Baby's Breath          Zone: 3-9    

Euphorbia corollata      Flowering Spurge, Native Baby's BreathA native of fairly dry fields, road sides, fairly inhospitable places but while found across the Eastern US, you have to buy it or grow it from seed -- it's tap rooted and can't be dug.  (I know you wouldn't do that anyway!)  Stems end in a panicle of small white blooms 3/4 - 1" across from early summer to early autumn.  In a mature colony, 1-2 months of blooms.    Individual plants are often so laden with blooms that they lean to one side!  They resemble Baby's Breath, hence the common name.  If you have a spot with full sun, poor dry soil -- you're in luck - that's just what this plant wants!   (Note takes a year or two to become established and gorgeous - fairly spindly looking the first year!)

Soil: Moist any but wet      H: 18-30"   W:         B/M: White/6-8

US Native Plants

$9.99 Qt.

Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fen's Ruby'     Cypress Spurge or Milkwort, Groundcover   Zone:   

Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fen's Ruby'This is, in fact, a groundcover spurge and if that's what you want you'll love it because it does cover ground. Fairly easy to rogue unwanted growth.  This is a plant that you don't want to introduce into an area, especially native areas, where you can't mind it.  We like it underneath taller plants.  Light, airy and delightful.  The slender stems are well-branched with very narrow 1-2" leaves of light blue green.  In late spring, it's nearly covered by umbrella-shaped flowers with bright greenish-yellow bracts.  Fen's Ruby is a particularly short, dense form of the species.  Winter deciduous in cold climates.  Loves limey soil; slightly less vigorous in acid soil.  New growth is Ruby colored and Fall color is orange!

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained         H:8-12"  W: 12-24"+       B/M:  Chartreuse/5-6

$9.99 Qt.

Eurybia divaricatus formerly Aster divaricatus  White Wood Aster     Z: 3-9       

Eurybia divaricatus formerly Aster divaricatus  White Wood Aster This East-Coast native, with stalked, heart-shaped leaves will hold its own with any aster cultivar. It's light, airy, delicate and will live in dry shade where most asters would croak! Has a profusion of tiny, starry daisies. Floriferous. A must in the woodland garden. 

Soil: Ave. to moist        H: 24" W: 24"         B/M: White/ 8-10   

US Native Plants

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