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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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  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

 

$12.99 Qt.

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054 PRAIRIE PILLARS™ White Coneflower   Z:(3)4-8(9)  

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel'One of the 'Bones of the Garden' -- one of the best, dependable, 'Tried 'n True' plants to build a garden around is now, also, one of the 'Rare and New Plants'!  White Swan, move over and make room for Fragrant Angel -- just as pretty as you but with large, fragrant, horizontal blooms with overlapping petals and huge yellow cones, often with a green rim when the plant first opens.  The strong stems extend the bloom season from mid-summer thru fall!  This will be THE white Echinacea!

Soil:  Most any, well-drained      H: 20" (40" IB) W: 24"      B/M: White/7-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

$9.99 Qt.

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'      White Coneflower       Z:(3)4-8(9)      

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'      White Coneflower     Looks just like another white Coneflower, with reflexed overlapping petals in photos but then you find out: 1) The blooms are GIGANTIC - 3-4" across and  2) It blooms non-stop, early to late summer even if you don't deadhead it and  3) It has many more stems than the other whites which means 4) Many more blooms per plant.  Like an Echinacea on steroids -- just more of everything except height -- it's actually more compact than most which means the mass of blooms appear even more spectacular.  I think it should be call Pow! Wow!  This is a knockout!  And it's not a hybrid - it's a cultivar of dependable 'Bones of the Garden' Echinacea purpurea so tough as nails.

Soil:   Most any, well-drained          H: 18-24" IB   W: 12-16      B/M: White/-Frost with deadheading

Attracts Butterflies

 

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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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  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

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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

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.

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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.

POSSIBLY THE FINEST EPIMEDIUM ON THE MARKET TODAY.

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

$13.99 Qt.

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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 

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$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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12.99 Qt.

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 

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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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$25.99 Qt.

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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

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native Japanese Native

$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 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

$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.

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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

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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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$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.

 

$9.99 Qt.

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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 (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

$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

$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

 

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)

 

$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

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$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   

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Butterfly Host Plant

     

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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'