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

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Saccharum (Erianthus) ravennae   Raven Grass    Listed on the  Grass Page

 

We have so-o-o-o many Salvias, they have their own page!

Salvias 

 

$9.99 Qt.

Sanguinaria canadensis     Bloodroot       Zone: 3-9          

Sanguinaria canadensis Choice woodland plant with large 7" scalloped blue-green leaves and 2" white flowers. The leaves embrace the flower stem as they emerge. A welcome sight when you're looking for spring. Dry soil will make the plant go dormant early. 

Soil: Humus rich, moist but well-drained       H: 10-12" W: 12"     B/M: White/3-4

US Native Plants

$25.99 Qt.

Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex'      Double  Bloodroot        Zone: 3-9          

Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex'        BloodrootIdentical to our Native species but with amazing, fully double blooms.  A plant experienced gardeners lust for but can rarely find.  Just as easy to grow as the single form, multiplies readily.  Bloom size plants.

Soil: Humus rich, moist but well-drained       H: 10-12" W: 12"     B/M: White/3-4

US Native Plants

$49.99 Qt.

New 2015

 

Sanguinaria canadensis 'Roseum'                 Zone:   

200+ new plants for 2015.  Descriptions coming ASAP!

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US Native Plants

$10.99 Qt.

Sanguisorba obtusa     Burnet     Zone:  4-9     

Sanguisorba obtusa     BurnetWidely grown in Europe, the ornamental Burnets or Bottlebrushes are just starting to make the gardening scene although this species was introduced in 1860!  Nodding pink bottlebrush spikes on arching, wiry stems over lacy foliage mid-June through Fall if deadheaded. This one has glaucous grey green foliage - the best of the Genus - wonderful foliage!  Beautiful, tough and dependable.

Soil:  Most any but dry     H: 27-35"  W: 23-29"       B/M:  Deep Pink/6-10

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Sanguisorba menziesii       Menzies' Burnet       Zone: 2-9   

Sanguisorba menziesii       Menzies' BurnetAn ornamental Burnet hailing from Alaska and Washington!, Beautiful in mass with deep reddish bottlebrush blooms over low mounds of lacy grey-green foliage.  Cut back foliage if it looks summer weary and it will provide all brand new foliage!  Deadheading increases the bloom time.  Gardeners really need to learn the value of Burnets!

Soil: Most any but dry       H: 29-35"   W: 16-18"        B/M:  Deep reddish Maroon/5-7

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Sanguisorba obtusa 'Tanna'                      Zone:

200+ new plants this spring -- getting descriptions/photos up as quickly as I can!

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$9.99 Qt.

Santonlina rosmarinifolia   Lavender Cotton, Holy Herb, Ground Cypress, Petite Cypress  Z: 6-8      

Santonlina rosmarinifolia   Lavender Cotton, Holy Herb, Ground Cypress, Petite Cypress Compact grey-green finely-cut foliage with gold button blooms. The best Santolina for ease in growing. Does well even in compacted & wet conditions, unlike other lavender cottons. Will also take light shade. Strong pine scent. One of Pete's favorite plants.

Soil: Most any, alkaline             H: 15" W: 12-18"          B/M: Yellow/ 6-7 

 
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$9.99 Qt.

Saponaria lempergii 'Max Frei'    Soapwort, Max Frei    Zone: 5-8    

Saponaria lempergii 'Max Frei'Showy masses of bright carmine pink 1" blooms literally cover the plant for a long period in midsummer. Handsome, oval, blue green foliage on a refined, compact plant. Try planting it in front of a Caryopteris or Veronica Sunny Border Blue. WELL-BEHAVED, Excellent soapwort.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 6-8" W: 20"    B/M:  Pink/ 6-7 

$9.99 Qt.

New 2015

Saponaria lutea    Soapwort

Description coming ASAP

Soil: Well-drained

$9.99 Qt.

Saponaria ocymoides     Soapwort, Cote D'Azure Pink     Zone: 3-9    

Saponaria ocymoidesA much branched, delicate variety If not sheared, it will self-seed.  Extremely cold hardy BUT that does depend on well-drained soil.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 8-10"   W: 24-36"      B/M: Pink/5-6

 

$9.99 Qt.

Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Plena'  Double Flowered Soapwort or Bouncing Bet   Zone: 3-9    

Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Plena'It's called Bouncing Bet, because it does bounce around via self seeding and underground runners but gosh it's so pretty and looks so-o-o-o great with other plants, that you should make some room for it if you have a place that it can SAFELY roam about!  This is really a beautiful, long blooming plant! 

Soil: Well-drained     H: 24" W: Slowly indef.    B/M: Pink/ 6-8 with deadheading 

This plant can be weedy or invasive according some sources in certain parts of the country.  It has never left the bed it was planted in here BUT it's your responsibility to check and see whether it's okay in your location.  Weeds in the US.  Probably not allowed in CA or KY

 

$9.99 Qt.

Saponaria x oliviana     Soapwort      Zone

200+ new plants this spring -- getting descriptions/photos up as quickly as I can!

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Cut Flower

Evergreen

$14.99 Qt.

Saruma henryi     Upright Wild Chinese Ginger     Zone: 5-8         

Saruma henryiOne of the best introductions to come out of China in years. This rare Aristolochia family member is clothed w/ 5" wide fuzzy, light green, heart-shaped leaves. From early spring through late summer, it's topped with 3/4" buttery yellow flowers. You will see a few self-sown seedlings after the 2nd year. RARE. CHOICE! 

Soil: Well-drained            H: 24" W: 36"           B/M: Yellow /4-8

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Satureja montana     Winter Savory      Zone: (5)6-10          

Satureja montanaAn herb with a strong spicy flavor used in soups, meats, vegetables and teas but surprisingly good edging plant which may be clipped for a formal effect.   A low shrub with dark green foliage and profuse white flowers. Useful border plant.  Trim back in early spring.  Not reliably hardy below 10 degrees.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 12"  W: 12"      B/M:  White to lilac/6-8

$11.99 Qt.

New 2015

Sauromatum venosum

Description coming ASAP

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$9.99 Qt.

Saururus cernuus    Lizard's Tail       Zone: 3-9   

Saururus cernuusWhile it's typically thought of as a submerged plant, growing into small colonies from underground runners but it also grows in moist spots and drainage ditches so if you have a swampy spot in your yard, it's a marvelous plant.  Reaching 2 feet tall, it's topped with arching bottlebrush spikes of white flowers, usually 6-8" long but can be longer.  The seeds are small nutlets that resemble a lizard's tail.  3" long leaves can be either arrowhead-shaped or heart-shaped and the leaf stalks form clasps where they join the stem.  

Soil:  Moist to wet       H: 24-36"  W: Indef.        B/M:  White/June

 
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$9.99 Qt.

Saxifraga stolonifera      Strawberry Begonia    Zone: 5-9         

Saxifraga stoloniferaThe green form of Strawberry Begonia.  (BUT it's NOT a Begonia or a Strawberry!)  Makes an unusual, not too aggressive groundcover for Part shade that in May and June is covered with spikes of small airy white flowers.  Tolerates dry soils, but a moist, well-drained site is better.  Velvety, fuzzy textured leaves.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 6"   W: Indef.     B/M: White/May-June

$9.99

Saxifraga stolonifera 'Maroon Beauty'  Strawberry Begonia      Zone: 5-9         

Saxifraga stolonifera 'Maroon Beauty'  Strawberry BegoniaA strawberry saxifrage with deep colored leaves with maroon overtones and maroon underneath. Leaves are marked with silver markings, stems are red and the runners are bright red. Leaves take on darker shades of purple maroon as winter temperatures go down. Leaves and stems are fuzzy. Truly beautiful and most photos do not do this plant justice. Neatly colonizing, making it a good groundcover. Covered with delicate white/pink flowers.

Soil: Well-drained           H: 6" (18"IB)   W: Indef.          B/M: White/5-6

$9.99 Qt.

Saxifraga veitchiana       Rockfoil     Zone: 5-8       

Saxifraga veitchianaChinese native woodland groundcover. White occasionally pink flowers in mid-summer on 12" stems.   Adequate moisture. The "Red Carpet" groundcover for moist places--thick solid rounded leaves in profusion, each covered with showy red hair. Hardy in zone 6 with protection. Gorgeous when in bloom & not 'pushy' like Saxafraga stolonifera. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained           H: 4-6"  W: 18"      B/M: White/6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'      Blue Pincushion Flower     Zone: 4-7            

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'Butterfly Blue and it's buddy, 'Pink Mist' have met the test of time and are still blooming when all of the hot, new plants have 'taken a powder'! An exceptional performer, w/ lavender-blue blooms from Mid-summer to heavy frost. Neat, compact. Neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Divide & replace soil every 3 years. Deadhead. 

Soil: Well-drained            H: 16" W: 16"             B/M: Lavender-blue/7-10 

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist' PP8957      Pink Pincushion Flower     Zone: 4-7            

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist' PP8957      Pink Pincushion FlowerOne of the most talked about perennials in years when it first hit the scene and it still stands up next to any of the hot new plants!   An extravagant performer, w/ pink blooms from Mid-summer to heavy frost. Neat, compact. Neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Divide & replace soil every 3 years. Deadhead. 

Soil: Well-drained            H: 16" W: 16"             B/M: Pink/ 7-10 

Attracts Butterflies

 

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'  Grass, Little Bluestem Grass    Listed on the Grasses page.

 
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$9.99 Qt.

New 2015

Schizostylis coccinea 'Coral'    Kafir Lily, Crimson Flag      Zone: (5)6-9  

From September through Frost, Kafir Lily puts on a shameless display of bright Coral flowers. Long Iris-like foliage and solid blooms somewhat like Candy Lilies. It's a great color in the Fall Garden often dominated by gold, rusts and yellows. Great cut flower. The soil must be well-watered or moist. Beautiful with Blue Asters! More cold hardy than most sources report. Once the blooms started here, they just continue in abundance in our quart pots until mid-November.

Soil: Ave. to moist    H: 30"  W:12"     B/M: Coral/9-10

 

US Native Plants

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Scilla numidica     Fall Squill      Zone: 5-7           

Scilla numidicaLavender rose wands of flowers. This unusual bulb naturalizes in the rock garden nicely.  Fall Squill has delicate spikes  appear in early fall along with Fall Crocus; foliage dies away by early summer. SUMMER DORMANT. Excellent hardy bulb.  Plant pot another 1" deeper.   I see sources that say that this isn't hardy but we keep it in pots above ground, outside over winter in Zone 7, so it should easily be hardy to zone 5.  Our original plants came to us when we bought out a fledgling rare plant nursery.  The owner acquired seed from all over the world but particularly from high altitude locations where possibly our clone was growing in a colder spot than others. Atypical Roots

Soil: Well-drained            H: 10" W: 10"          B/M: Lavender rose/9-10 

$9.99 Qt.

Scilla (Barnardia) scilloides      Chinese Squill      Zone: 4-8           

Scilla scilloides      Chinese SquillNow classified as Barnardia. Slender, bulbous perennial. Mauve-pink, star-shaped flowers in late summer and early autumn but foliage stays neat and attractive all season.  As many as 40-80 racemes per plant. From China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. 

Soil: Well-drained           H: 6-8"  W: 8"         B/M: Mauve-Pink/8-9 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Scilla sibirica 'Alba'   Siberian Squill    Zone: 2-8        

Scilla sibirica 'Alba'Beautiful white bell shaped, nodding flowers in May right after the snow crocuses.  One the best for forcing - just bring a few in from the garden and pot up inside for Christmas blooms.  One to two blooms stalks with 2-3 blooms per stalk.  The thin, grass-like, dark green leaves emerge from the ground in early spring and are soon followed by the blooms.  Multiplies readily and best in drifts planted near a walk way so you can see them up close.  Definitely one of the prettiest spring blooming bulbs.  Atypical Roots

Soil: Well-drained            H: 6" W: 6"          B/M: White/4-5

$11.99 Qt.

Coming in 2015

Scilla sibirica 'Rosea'   Siberian Squill    Zone: 2-8        

Description coming ASAP

Soil: Well-drained            H: 6" W: 6"          B/M: Rose/4-5

$12.99

Scopolia carniolica    Russian Belladonna      Zone: 5-9         

Scopolia carniolica    Russian BelladonnaGreat plant for early spring flowers that follow the dark flowering varieties of Hellebores. They start to flower from the time they emerge from dormancy with thimble shaped flowers that are maroon on the outside and yellow on the inside. Quite a unique flowers.  Dormant in the summer, so don't forget where they are planted!

Soil: Moist to wet      H: 14"   W: 30"       B/M:  Maroon/4-5

 

$16.99 Qt.

Coming in 2015

Scrophularia buergeriana 'Lemon and Lime' 

Description coming ASAP

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Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Scrophularia macrantha   Red Birds in a Tree    Zone:  4-9        

Scrophularia macrantha   Red Birds in a TreeQueen of the Genus, this plant is just a knockout.  It's a Denver Botanic Garden Plant Select for good reason.  Lives in the most inhospitable place - 'hell strips' between highway lanes in Arizona for example!  Blooms from June through Fall with cherry red Penstemon-like blooms with white lips over dark green angular foliage.  With an informal habit, it will lean over and even intertwine with tall neighbors for support.

Soil: Most any but wet     H: 36-48"    W: 18"       B/M:  Red/6-10

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Scutellaria baicalensis     Skullcap     Zone:  4-8      Sun/light shade

Scutellaria baicalensisBushy, upright grower with long, glossy leaves and intense cobalt-blue flowers from early summer to early autumn.. One of the best. From Mongolia. Perfect in the rock garden or any well-drained, raised bed.

Soil:  Light, gritty, neutral   H: 8-12"  W: 8-12"   B/M:  Blue/6-9

Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Scutellaria suffrutescens        Pink, Cherry or Texas Rose Skullcap       Zone: 6-9         

Scutellaria suffrutescensCherry red flowers, low twiggy shrub 4-6" tall, sparsely hairy. Leaves oval, rounded tips, slightly clothed in hairs like stems on short petioles. Seeds black and granular. From the northeast corner of Mexico but hardy in Zone 6 to 9, mostly sunny to full sun. Beautiful 'hooded' flowers.  Wonderful and hard to find in the trade. Takes our humidity. Zone 6 hardiness per Colorado State.

Soil: Very well-drained        H: 4-6" W: 15"             B/M: Cherry Red/6-10

Deer Resistant
 

 

Sedum (Hylotelephium) spectabile 'Beka' Autumn DelightSedums, Hylotelephium & Sempervivums

(Hens 'n Chicks and Stonecrops)

 

We have so many Sedums, Hylotelphium and Sempervivums that they have their own page!

 

$10.99 Qt.

Selaginella braunii     Arborvitae Fern        Zone: 6-9        

Selaginella brauniiFirm, dark green, front-like erect branched leaves on a Fern Ally.  Like all fern and their allies, it doesn't develop blooms and seed but reproduces by divisions and spore bearing leafy cones (strobili).  From China, this unique plant is a clump forming species.  Of easy culture and very eye-catching.    Plant of the Week for 2-7-03 by Oregon University's Cal Lemke.   THIS IS NOT A SHRUB but can be confused with an evergreen shrub in summer when it's mature!  

Soil: Organically rich, well-drained soil     H:12"  W: 12"     B/M:   na

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Selaginella kraussiana 'Gold Tips'     Gold Tips Spikemoss    Zone: 6-10           

Selaginella kraussiana 'Gold Tips'Versatile fern ally for use as pots, baskets, groundcover for bonsai, mixed bowls or as accents and groundcover for the garden. Gold tips has golden new growth with yellow-green mature tips. A mat-maker of fairly fast spread if sited properly. No direct sun but bright full shade. Mist from stream bed waterfall makes it positively delirious! 

Soil: Moist but well-drained             H: 2-4" W: Indef.     B/M: none 

 

$10.99 Qt.

Selaginella moellendorffii      Spikemoss gemmiferous    Zone: 6-10       

Selaginella moellendorffiiNative to Eastern Asia this is one of the hardiest of the 700 spikemosses. A fern ally that can be used as a deciduous groundcover in full shade but w/ bright light. Creeping around a shady pond or creek is perfect. Can also be used as a houseplant or bonsai cover. Needs moisture in the house. Fabulous rust hues in Fall and Spring.

Soil: Moist but well-drained             H: 5-18" W: Indef.          B/M: None

 

$10.99 Qt.

Selaginella uncinata       Peacock Spikemoss    Zone: 6-10            

Selaginella uncinataPeacock Moss is possibly the most beautiful ground cover in the woods. Semi-evergreen, lacy foliage -- like a cross between an upright moss & a fern. The metallic blue, almost iridescent sheen, in a flicker of sunlight, will stop you in your tracks! From China. Needs a rich, moist but well-drained soil. Provide protection the first winter. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 1-2" W: 6-14"+    B/M: None 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

Sesleria caerulea    Blue Moor Grass     Listed on the Grasses page.

 
 

Setcreasea pallida is now listed as Tradescantia pallida on the T page

 

$14.99 Qt.

Shortia uniflora 'Nana'                      Zone:

200+ new plants this spring -- getting descriptions/photos up as quickly as I can!

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$9.99 Qt.

Sibbaldiopsis tridentata   Shrubby Five Finger, Three-Leaf Cinquefoil, Wineleaf Potentilla  Z: 2-7  

Sibbaldiopsis tridentata   Shrubby Five Finger, Three-Leaf CinquefoilThe single representative of the Genus, this Native is found in the Northeastern US and somewhat down through the Appalachians.  It has toothed leaves with 3 palmately arranged leaflets and numerous white blooms in clusters that resemble those of Potentilla as does the entire plant.  Leaves are evergreen but red-hued in winter.  Endangered in 5 states.  It grows in droughty habitats with poor soil and little competition.  In the home garden it won't compete with other plants, especially in good soil.  Best in a sunny sharply drained, acid rocky garden. Dislikes summer heat.  Divide every 3-4 years or when crowded.  This is not a plant for a beginning gardener.

Soil:  ACID, Dry, sharply-drained, poor      H: 4-12"   W:        B/M:  White/6-8

US Native Plants

$9.99 Qt.

Silene caroliniana 'Short and Sweet'    Carolina Catchfly      Zone: 4-8        

Silene caroliniana 'Short and Sweet'Covered in deep pink flowers in late spring, 'Short and Sweet' is compact form of our Native (found in rocky, calcareous woods and outcrops from New Hampshire to Ohio, south to Alabama.) and easy to grow.  In cool springs, it seems to bloom forever.  A better choice for many areas than Dianthus, it's much more forgiving about growing conditions -- can stand up to a wet season (with good drainage) or dry spells.  Excellent for naturalizing. 

Soil: Well-drained, alkaline         H: 6-8"  W: 10-15"      B/M: Pink /5-6 

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Silene caroliniana var. wherryi      Carolina Catchfly      Zone: 4-8        

Silene caroliniana var. wherryi Carolina Catchfly is found in sandy woods, slopes and rock outcrops in the Southeast, not just Carolina! Clusters of 5-Petaled, strong pink (occasionally white) 2" wide flowers appear for a very long time sitting 2" above the leaves. Ideal for the rock garden and loves limey soil. The blooms of wherryi are larger than the species. Don't fertilize. They like lean soil. Over-fertilizing makes them short lived.

Soil: Well-drained, alkaline         H: 6 (8"IB)  W: 6-20"       B/M: Dark Pink/5-6 

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Silene dioca 'Male Flower'       Male Red Campion      Zone: 4-7     

Silene dioca 'Male Flower'AKA, Lychnis dioica, Melandrium dioicum. Common on woodland edges in many states but not a native. In nature, flowers are male or female. A male without females does not set seed but just blooms and blooms and blooms -- usually from May through Fall.  Foliage forms neat, rounded 'bushettes' sporting  3/4" blooms in shades of rose.  The interesting British site First Nature describes it as having 'Dense flower masses that last all summer".  It is a British native.   Vegetatively propagated from a male plant rather than seed grown. 

Soil:  Average          H: 12-24"  W:              B/M: Rose/ 5-6+ thru Fall 

 

$11.99 Qt.

New 10/22

Silene robotii 'Rolly's Favourite' PP17392

Description coming soon

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Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

New 10/22

Silene robotii 'Streaker' PP17392

Description coming soon

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Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Silene virginica        Firepink       Zone: 4B-10A           

Silene virginicaFire pink which is really red is a striking sight whether you come across it around a bend in the woods or in your own garden where, with care, it's even more spectacular. The red tubular flowers are a favorite of the ruby-throated hummingbird, who has impeccable taste in flowers! 

Soil: Woodland       H: 4-6" (12-18" IB)  W: 9-18"          B/M: Red/4-6

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Silene virginica 'Pink Form'    Firepink         Zone: 4B-10A           

Silene virginica 'Pink Form'    FirepinkLike the red species, two listings above, but this is the VERY rare pink form.  A medium pink, the tubular flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds.

Soil: Woodland       H: 4-6" (12-18" IB)  W: 9-18"           B/M: Pink/ 4-6

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Silphium compositum var compositum     Kidneyleaf Rosinweed  Zone: 5-9         

Silphium compositum var compositumLet's start out with corrections:  It's leaves aren't Kidneys shaped and it's not a weed!  And a thump on the head to whoever gave it this common name!   A good cut-leaf form of the impressive Southeastern Native which forms basal rosettes of up to twelve rich green cut leaves 12-18" long, which remind me of an Acanthus.   Nearly leafless flowering stems, branching, reaching skyward and ultimately produce heads of small yellow daisies.  Amazing foliage, big bloom power, exceptional drought tolerance, tap rooted so it needs deep soil and a permanent home, good seed for songbirds, and a butterfly plant.  What's not to like unless maybe you have a tiny, tiny garden and even then, if you can find a 12" square space with plenty of room to go up you'll be hard pressed to find another plant that blooms this tall and has such a little 'Footprint' as the computer folks say!

Soil: Deep, well drained      H: 12-18"  (6-8' IB)    W: 12"      B/M: Yellow/7-8

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Silphium perfoliatum     Carpenter's Cup     Zone: 5-9         

Silphium perfoliatumTN.jpgAlmost impossible to get seed to germinate but worth the trouble! A big, bold, back-of-the-border plant with incredible perfoliated leaves that hold rain like a cup. From midsummer to autumn, bears yellow daisy like flowers up to 3" across. Grows in average soil, but moist, heavy, best. Also neutral to alkaline best. 

Soil: Moist best             H: 96" W: 36"            B/M: Yellow/ 8-9 

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'    Blue Eyed-Grass    Zone: 5-9         

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne''Lucern' has a gold eye and rich blue purple star shaped blooms. Easy, dependable and quick to multiply. In the Iris family, actually. Charming.  3/4" flowers are very good sized for the genus.  Blooms for 8-10 weeks.   Named by Robert Herman, who found it in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Soil: Well-drained   H: 10-12" (30" IB)     W: 12"      B/M: Rich Blue/ 5-6 

 

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Mrs. Spivey    Mrs. Spivey White Eyed-Grass     Zone: 5-10             

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Mrs. Spivey    Mrs. Spivey White Eyed-GrassGrassy green foliage, much taller than the average 'Blue Eyed Grass' with pure white star flowers in early summer. The 'Eyed" Grasses -- each has a distinctive 'eye' of a different color -- are easy, dependable and quick to multiply. In the Iris family, actually. Charming.  This is our most long-blooming Eyed-Grass - last year close to 2 months 'on the bench' w/ good water.

Soil: Well-drained   H: 30"  W: 10"  B/M: White/ 5-6 

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Sisyrinchium californicum     Yellow Eyed Grass    Zone: 8-10          

Sisyrinchium californicumThis iris relative is semi-evergreen with linear leaves to 7" long. In summer, broadly winged stems bear a succession of star-shaped, dark-veined, bright yellow flowers. Self-seeds freely, so it's doesn't matter that it's short-lived. Not as hardy as some but wonderful where it will grow.

Soil: Very well-drained, neutral           H: 8-10"  W: 8"         B/M: Yellow/ 6-7 

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Smilacina racemosa     False Solomon's Seal    Zone: 4-9    

Smilacina racemosaSimilar to Solomon Seal but with distinctly different flowers, that look like white Astilbe blossoms at the end of the pink stemmed branches, followed by bright red berries. Easy to grow; colonizes. Takes several years to reach mature size. Tolerant of drought.  A must for the woodland garden. 

Soil: Rich, woodland          H: 24-30"  W: 20"          B/M: Ivory/Spring

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$12.99 Qt.

Smilacina stellata  (Maianthemum stellatum) Starry Solomon's Seal    Zone: 3-9     

Smilacena stellata  (Maianthemum stellatum) Starry Solomon's SealDainty looking perennial with a tough as nails disposition.  Spreads by creeping rhizomes through dry soil, tree roots - tough places!  12-24" tall stems curve up, with deep green, lanceolate leaves.  The central stem is stout and zigzags.  Small white starry blooms with a light fragrance from April to June in pyramidal clusters are followed by bright red berries in Autumn.  US Native.  Goes dormant in the summer if completely dry to protect itself.

Soil: Moist but well-drained best         H: 12-24"   W: 24"      B/M: White/4-6

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$15.99 Qt.

New 2015

 

Smilacina japonica f. magna                 Zone:   

200+ new plants for 2015.  Descriptions coming ASAP!

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Goldenrods Deserve Some Respect!

We couldn't have said it better than Sandra Mason U. of IL Extension Office in her online Homeowner's Column (9/15/01):  

"Goldenrod is the "Rodney Dangerfield" of the plant world. It gets no respect.  Could be it is just too common since some species are found growing in ditch banks or it maybe its lovelessness is due to its misguided association with hay fever.  Ragweed that blooms at the same time as goldenrod is the actual culprit in hay fever problems."

(Our note:  Goldenrod is not wind pollinated so it CAN'T cause hay fever.  Ragweed is wind pollinated and it the culprit.)

Because it's a Native and many species are seen growing in the wild, it seems too common in the US.  Not true in Europe, however, where it's a 'Must Have' and gets 'The Respect It Deserves'!  Give the following a second thought!  They're great Butterfly attractors and superb, superb cut flowers.

Solidago comes from Latin words which means "I make whole", reference to it's long history of medicinal uses! 

 

$9.99 Qt.

Coming in 2015

 

Soldanella sp. affinis rhodopaea

Description coming soon.

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Solidago caesia      Wreath or Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod       Zone: 3-9     

Solidago caesiaElegant Canadian and East Coast Native.  Up to 5" long thin, dark green leaves and axillary clusters of flowers on the central stem (which often arch or lean over) and are Blue or occasionally Burgundy Gray -- very wand-like .  One of the few Goldenrods that, not only will take shade, but prefers some in hot areas.  Very little branching.  With blooms up and down the stem, can easily be shaped into a Wreath.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 12-36"  W: 12-36"         B/M: Yellow/ 8-10 

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Solidago flexicaulis 'Variegata'    Variegated Zigzag Goldenrod    Zone: 3-9     

Solidago flexicaulis 'Variegata'A rare Clump Forming (doesn't run about) Goldenrod that almost never self-seeds and has green leaves splashed with gold.  Native to the East Coast.   Drought tolerant when established. From July to late August, it sends up medium yellow spires from the tips of the stems and also can have shorter axillary spikes.

Soil: Well-drained       H:  18-30" W:         B/M: Yellow/7-8

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Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'   Short's Goldenrod 'Solar Cascade'     Zone: 3-9        

Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'

Beautiful golden-yellow blooms born in the axis on the stems in clusters on reflexing, cascading stems in late summer and on into Fall.  The foliage is deep green and glossy and remains tidy and clean through the season.  A clump forming Goldenrod, not an aggressive runner.  This knee-high Solidago is more compact then 'Golden Fleece' but tall than 'Fireworks'.  Drought tolerant when established.  Super performer in perennials trials at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.  Breathtaking in masse.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H: 24-30"  W: 12-24"   B/M: Yellow/ 8-9   into seasonal arrangements."

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$9.99 Qt.

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'  Goldenrod, Fireworks    Zone: 2-9       

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'Brilliant golden showers of flowers in early Autumn. In this form, flowers flare out above the leaves, like fireworks, for a spectacular display. Goldenrods do NOT CAUSE HAY FEVER -- they're not wind pollinated -- it's Ragweed that causes Hay fever. This is a great plant and combines beautifully with so very many Fall blooming Perennials.  Chicago Botanic Garden 'Best Plants' and shown in the above photo.

Soil: Well-drained   H: 24-36" W: 24-36"   B/M: Golden/9-10 

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Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'    Goldenrod, Golden Fleece    Zone: 5-9       

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'Dwarf Goldenrod introduced by Mt. Cuba Center. From attractive rosettes of deep green leaves arch strong stems loaded with radiating racemes of golden yellow. Well behaved and drought tolerant, with dense foliage that makes an excellent ground cover in 1 year set 15" apart.  Chicago Botanic Garden 'Best Plants'

Soil: Well-drained   H: 15-18" W: 15"   B/M: Gold/ 7-9 

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$9.99 Qt.

Solidago x 'Golden Baby' ('Goldkind')     Goldenrod, Golden Baby    Zone: 4-9       

Solidago x 'Golden Baby' ('Goldkind')A clump forming Goldenrod hybrid with bright yellow blooms on dense, horizontal, plume-like panicles.  With stiff stems to 24" long it has a long bloom period from mid-summer through Fall.  More rust resistant than some cultivars.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 18-24"  W: 9-12"    B/M: Yellow/ 7-9 

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$10.99 Qt.

Solidago x 'Little Lemon' PP17927  Solidago 'Dansolitlem'    Dwarf Goldenrod            Zone: 5-9

'Little Lemon' has dense racemes of the lightest yellow-flowering Goldenrod in the trade.  The dwarf size reaching 8-10" in bloom and very free branching habit makes this a great addition to the Fall perennial border.  Blooms for several weeks in August and September and if cut back for another flusher later.   A hybrid of natives.

Soil: Most any      H: 8-10" IB  W:        B/M: Yellow /8-9

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$14.99 Qt.

Speirantha convallarioides        False Lily of the Valley         Zone: 5B-8        

Speirantha convallarioides        False Lily of the ValleyAKA, Spierantha.  Very similar in appearance to the real Lily-of-the-Valley.  With glossy, dark evergreen leaves from 8-12" long, it grows in deciduous forests in China.  Unlike it's look-alike, it spreads by rhizomes to slowly form small colonies - maybe a yard wide in 10 years.  An extremely rare and lovely groundcover for the shade garden.  The only plant in this Genus!  White bottlebrush type flowers.

Soil: Average to rich, well-drained        H: 10"  W: 36" in 10 years     B/M:  White/4-5

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Sphaeralcea coccinea       Scarlet Globemallow        Zone: 5-9      

A wonderful new Native creepy crawley! Blooms all summer on a vigorous weaver. Taprooted, so it doesn't like to be moved but that makes it VERY drought tolerant! It may go dormant during drought but it won't die! Self seeds if moisture is abundant. Mainly reproduces by rhizomes. Excellent in poor, pathetic soil.   Host plant for the Laviana White and Checkered Skipper Butterfly.

Soil: Well-drained to dry   H: 3-12"  W: 14"   B/M: Scarlet/5-10

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Butterfly and Larvae Food

 

$13.99 Qt.

Speirantha convallarioides     False Lily of the Valley     Zone:  5-8    

Speirantha convallarioides     False Lily of the ValleyAKA Spierantha (it's often misspelled because of our 'i before e except after c rule!) Very similar in appearance to the real Lily-of-the-Valley. With glossy, dark evergreen leaves from 8-12" long, it grows in deciduous forests in China. Unlike it's look-alike, it spreads by rhizomes to slowly form small colonies - maybe a yard wide in 10 years. An extremely rare and lovely groundcover for the shade garden. The only plant in this Genus!  White bottlebrush type flowers.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 8-10"  W: 12-18"      B/M: White

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$15.99 Qt.

Spigelia marilandica     Indian Pinks       Zone: 5-9      

Spigelia marilandicaA prized Southeastern wildflower rarely offered for sale. Delicate, carmine-and-yellow flowers bloom in the heat of summer, continuing from July to September. Native to shaded woodland areas but adapts to full sun if given adequate moisture. This neat, slender plant grows 12 to 24" tall. 

Soil: Fertile, well-drained      H: 24" W: 18"       B/M: Red & yellow/7-99

Wow!   Always, every year, one of our top 10 best sellers for very good reason!

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Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Spiranthes cernua f. odorata 'Chadds Ford'     Fragrant Ladies Tresses    Zone: 5-10       Spiranthes cernua f. odorata 'Chadds Ford'This hardy native orchid bears slender spikes of vanilla-scented white flowers in summer. Flower stalks rise 18 to 24 in. tall above a basal clump of grassy leaves. While it prefers moist soil in sun it's perfectly happy in average moisture in part shade.. Absolutely stunning in bloom. Delaware native is propagated here at the nursery. Smells like Jasmine. 

Soil: Average to Moist   H: 24-36" W:   B/M: White/7-8 

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$9.99 Qt.

Stachys coccinea     Scarlet Hedge Nettle       Zone: 6-9         

Stachys coccineaOne of the best perennials we've seen in a while. Soft-hairy, emerald foliage bears spikes of red, tubular flowers with flaring lips from mid-summer to frost. Easily grown, blooming the first year from seed. Fairly rare & highly recommended. THIS PERENNIAL IS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS! 

Soil: Well-drained       H: 12"  W: 7"      B/M: Red/6-10      Native

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Attracts Hummingbirds

  Stachys densiflora see S. monnieri farther down  

$8.99 Qt.

Stachys grandiflora 'Rosea'   Stachys Rose       Zone : 5-7      

Stachys grandiflora 'Rosea'Foliage on basal rosette is rippled lettuce green with scalloped edges. Dense spikes of pink flowers 1 1/4" long from EARLY SUMMER to EARLY AUTUMN! This is a great, unknown plant that's hard to beat for length of bloom.

Soil:   Well-drained      H: 24"  W: 12"     B/M:  Clear rose pink/6-9

$9.99 Qt.

Stachys 'Helen Von Stein Zeppelin'  Big Ears        Zone: 4-8        

Stachys 'Helen Von Stein Zeppelin'Heat tolerant perennial with HUGE LEAVES. Excellent groundcover or front of the border. Strong clumping habit. Divide every 2-3 years if not used for groundcover. Leaves resist rot like the species. Few flowers. Holds up well to heat & humidity but needs well-drained soil. 

Soil: Well-drained   H: 12" W: 12-18"   B/M: Rarely blooms/NA 

 

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Stachys lanata 'Silver Carpet'     Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear    Zone: 4-9    

Stachys lanata 'Silver Carpet'     Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear A NON-FLOWERING (rarely flowers) type used for silvery foliage effect in front of border or as a ground cover. Doesn't 'MELT' in summer heat and humidity like the species. Never looks good in pots in the greenhouse --it's too humid and they get too crowded -- but looks fabulous in the garden.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 6" W: 24"      B/M: None 

$10.99 Qt.

Stachys macrantha 'Superba Rosea'

200+ new plants this spring -- getting descriptions/photos up as quickly as I can!

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Mega bloomer!

Stachys minima      Dwarf Betony           Zone: 6-9      

Stachys minima   Dwarf BetonyGround hugging foliage of flat green rosettes are topped with 4-6" bloom red-lavender spikes in summer for MONTHS!!  Dense, textured, flat rosettes of foliage hug the ground, topped with 4-6" bloom spikes in summer. Flowers are reddish-lavender, just a tad lighter than those of Verbena ‘Homestead Purple.’ Plant in sunny well-drained areas; excellent along the edge of a path.  Don't miss the picture of this!

Soil:   Well drained     H:  4-6"   W:  6-12"     B/M:  Lavender/6-7

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Stachys minor 'Alba'        Stachys, Dwarf White       Zone: 6-9           

Stachys minor 'Alba'A creeping mat with neat, crinkled green leaves shaped like a long traingle, 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" long, which forms evergreen clumps. The leaves are very aromatic when crushed. White flowers on short stems. Easy & useful for enhancing other late flowering plants such as sedums. Very, very, very, very long bloomer!

Soil: Well-drained              H: 1" (6" IB) W: Indef.        B/M: White/6-8 

 

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Stachys minor 'Lavender'       Stachys, Dwarf Lavender        Zone: 6-9        

A creeping mat with neat, crinkled green leaves shaped like a long triangle, 1/2" wide & 1 1/4" long, which forms evergreen clumps. Leaves are very aromatic when crushed. Easy & useful for enhancing other late flowering plants such as sedums. This plant and the following are some of the blooming-est plants in the summer garden.

Soil: Well-drained            H: 1" (6" IB)  W: Indef.        B/M: Lavender 6-8 

 

$10.99 Qt.

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'      Alpine Betony, White Betony       Zone: 4-8       North Light Shade South

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'      Alpine Betony, White Betony 3" tall spikes of deep fuchsia blooms by the dozen!   Groundcover-like habit and long, narrow, textured shiny dark green foliage.  From German breeder Ernst Pagels and it received the highest rating out of 22 Stachys studied in the Plant Evaluation Trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  Appreciates PM shade in warm climates.  Spreads politely by stolens.  Plant 12-18" apart for groundcover effect.

Soil: VERY well-drained     H: 12-14" (18-20") IB   W  12-18"       B/M:   Deep Fuchsia /7-9

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Stachys officinalis       Betony     Zone: 4-8    

Stachys officinalisA nice border plant with 2-3" long heart-shaped leaves and flower spikes of white, pale, rose, etc. Our variety is purple. A good bee plant. Mat forming perennial with 4-sided, hairy stems and oblong, deeply veined, regularly toothed leaves. Used externally in herbal circles for wounds. 

Soil: Any well-drained       H: 6-24" W:12-18"     B/M: Purple/ 6-7 

 

$12.99 Qt.

Stachys strictiflora var. strictiflora      Chinese Stachys   SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone: 6-9  

Stachys strictiflora var. strictifloraThis plant is unheard of outside of China!  We purchased it as a parent plant from China as Phlomis medicinalis, which it wasn't. Finally, using Harvard records & line drawings dating back to 1938 & using a magnifying glass to see hairs on leaves & bloom, we got the correct ID!  Strongly stoloniferous with varying bloom color - pale pink, pink to light purple. Beautiful & seems tough as nails!  In 2007 we were the only source in the country for this plant.

Soil:  Average              H: 18"  W:  Indef.        B/M:  Pink to lavender/5-6

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Sternbergia lutea  Yellow Fall Crocus     Zone:  7-9 Possibly colder if planted deeper & mulched     

Sternbergia luteaBulbous perennial that looks like a Yellow Crocus in Fall. 1 1/2" goblet-shaped yellow flowers. Narrow, lance-shaped, deep green leaves to 12" long. From Spain and Afghanistan.  A very pretty plant, grown best on warm gravelly soils but not fussy. Flowers freely but rarely sets seed. It is thought by some to be the Biblical 'Lilies of the Field', as it grows abundantly in Palestine.  Interesting article at Suite 101 on what they call "arguably the best Fall flowering bulb for the garden".

Soil: Well-drained        H: 6"  W: 6"          B/M:  Yellow/Fall

 

 

Stipa (Nassella) tenuissima     Feather Grass    Listed on the Grasses Page  

 
  Stipa (Nassella) capillata 'Lace Veil'   Lace Veil Feather Grass    Listed on the Grasses Page  
  If you don't have at least one Stokes Aster you're missing one of the most blooming Perennials in the trade.  They're just blooming machines!  And is as pie to grow!  And they're Native!  Deadheading encourage a flower display from early summer through September.   LONG LASTING CUT FLOWER.  

$9.99 Qt.

Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'      Stokes Aster     Zone: 4-9    

Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'A classic - blue with a white center.  2-3" wide fluffy deep sky blue flowers on erect stems growing 12-18" tall and an 8" tall evergreen rosette.  'Blue Danube' is very erect and doesn't flop as some do.  Good drought tolerance.  Appreciates winter mulch in the the colder parts of its range.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"       B/M: Deep Sky Blue/6-9

$10.99 Qt.

Stokesia laevis 'Color Wheel' PP12718    Stokes Aster     Zone: 4-9    

Stokesia laevis 'Color Wheel'An incredible look for a Stokesia!  Blooms start white in mid-May, gradually changing thru shades of gradually darkening lavender finally ending in purple.  During this time new white blooms are forming so at any given time, all 5 distinct colors are present -- the Color Wheel!  An introduction from the best brothers in the trade -- Saul Brothers of Atlanta.  Deadhead to promote continued bloom and remember, no winter waterlogged soil for Stokesias.  Drought tolerant.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"       B/M: See above/6-9

$11.99 Qt.

Stokesia laevis 'Elf' PPAF'    DWARF Stokes Aster     Zone: 5-10    

Stokesia laevis 'Elf' PPAF'    Stokes Aster     Zone: 5-10    

A dwarf selection with vibrant 2" Electric violet blue blooms is short of stature but big on bloom power!  Unlike other Stokes Asters the blooms are domed (like an Aster) rather than cupped so they are more easily seen from any angle, rather than just looking straight at the plant up close.  The shortest Stokes Aster in the trade with the darkest green leathery leaves.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 8" (12"IB)  W: 10-12"         B/M:  Violet blue/

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Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jelitto'  Stokes Aster, Blue     Zone: 4-9            

Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jelitto'Unusual lacy, cornflower-like flowers at the stem tips. Evergreen, basal rosettes. Highly decorative border plant & good cut flower. Takes summer heat or winter cold w/ ease. Needs well-drained soil. Klaus Jelitto  features HUGE 4" powder blue blooms. Superb! 

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 12-18" W: 12-18"       B/M: Powder blue/6-9

$9.99 Qt.

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory'  Stokes Aster, Yellow    Zone: 4-9    

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory'Uniquely colored Stokes Aster -- Yellow blooms just keep on coming if deadheaded. Great cut flowers, beautiful in the border, evergreen and huge flowers. Introduced by Niche Gardens. This is such a color breakthrough for Stokes Asters. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"       B/M: Soft Yellow/6-99

$10.99 Qt.

Stokesia laevis 'Purple Parasols' PP10660         Stokes Aster     Zone: 4-9    

Stokesia laevis 'Purple Parasols'A selection of one of our best Native Plants - Stoke's Aster.  The bloom starts out initially light blue, becoming darker blue, then bluish purple to reddish purple and finally dark hot pink.  Deadhead to keep it blooming all summer and remember, no waterlogged winter soil for this drought tolerant beauty.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"       B/M: Purple/6-9

$9.99 Qt.

Stokesia laevis 'Silver Moon'  Stoke's Aster, White    Zone: 4-9     

Stokesia laevis 'Silver Moon'Broad, lance-shaped green leaves with white midveins. Prefers moist, well-drained soil but established plants tolerate poor, dry soil. Maroon fall color. Long-blooming if kept deadheaded. Silver moon has large, silvery white flowers.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"      B/M: White/6-9

$9.99 Qt.

Stokesia laevis 'Wyoming'  Stoke's Aster, Blue    Zone: 4-9     

Stokesia laevis 'Wyoming'Broad, lance-shaped green leaves with white midveins. Prefers moist, well-drained soil but established plants tolerate poor, dry soil.  Long-blooming if kept deadheaded. Wyoming has large, blue flowers.   Wyoming self-seeds a lot which is either what you want in a groundcover or not.  Others we have seem to self seed less. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 12-18" W: 12-18"       B/M: Blue/ 6-9

$13.99 Qt.

Streptopus amplexifolius         Wild Cucumber, Claspleaf Twisted Stalk        Zone: 3-8      

Streptopus amplexifolius         Wild Cucumber, Claspleaf Twisted StalkThis slowly spreading native has greenish white blooms from May to July all along the zig-zag stems followed by juicy red berries which are highly visible.  Native to much of the US and up into Alaska and Canada.  Perfoliate leaves encircle the stems.  Often found by shaded stream banks.  A member of the Lily family.

Soil: Most any, Moist rich best      H: 12-36"   W: 18"      B/M:   Greenish white /5-7

US Native Plants

$29.99 Qt.

Streptopus amplexifolius papulatus     Japanese Claspleaf Twisted Stalk   Z: 4-8       

Streptopus amplexifolius papulatus         Wild Cucumber, Claspleaf Twisted StalkAKA, Clasping Twisted Stalk, Watermelon Berry, Scoot Berry, White Mandarin, Wild Cucumber.  This is the beyond rare Japanese form of our native. 

Soil: Most any, Moist rich best     H: 12-40"  W:18"       B/M: Greenish white /5-7

Japanese Native
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Stylophorum diphyllum     Golden Wood Poppy       Zone: 6-8        

Stylophorum diphyllumAKA, Celandine Poppy has basal rosettes of large, lobed, hairy leaves. Bears open cup-shaped flowers UP TO 4" ACROSS. It's color is rare in the shade garden during the spring. Ornamental seed capsules & pretty foliage. Self seeds but quite easy to pull up. Often dormant in summer. 

Soil: Moist, humus rich, acid        H: 8-20" W: 8-12"        B/M: Golden yellow/Spring 

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$11.99 Qt.

Stylophorum lasiocarpum  Chinese Celandine Poppy, Human Bloodwort     Zone: 7-9   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Stylophorum lasiocarpum  Chinese Celandine Poppy, Human BloodwortRarely available, this cousin to the American Stylophorum diphyllum has an long bloom season of bright yellow buttercup looking flowers. When the leaves or stems are broken, the plant bleeds a reddish-orange sap. This lovely & long blooming perennial poppy, is also extremely useful as it grows in shade, EVEN DRY SHADE!  Heat tolerant and will even adapt itself to growing in clay soils. Silver-haired, upright seed heads are very unique. A great plant for that dry shade corner you never feel like watering!

Soil: Most any, best in moist.      H: 15"   W:  24"       B/M:  Yellow/5-8

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Aster - SymphyotrichumsSymphyotrichums - Asters   

have their own page!

Recently all New World or Native Asters were reclassified with a new name - Symphyotrichum.  And now, to go with their new name, they have their own page!

 

$12.99 Qt.

Symphyandra wanneri  Ringflower    Zone:     

Symphyandra wanneri  Ringflower An elegant Campanula relative with copious nodding cobalt blue bell-shaped blooms that are large and slightly tubular on wiry reddish stems.  Deep green leaves are toothed.  It's monocarpic, biennial or short-lived perennial usually flowering in it's second summer then often dies BUT persists by setting plenty of seed.  Worth the trouble because it's ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BELLFLOWERS in this group.  It prefers dry, well-drained soil in Sun/PS, often best in a rock garden.  From Romania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, on shady cliffs or rock outcrops in the mountains.

Soil: Dry, Well-drained      H: 6-10"  W:      B/M:  Blue/5-6

 

$10.99 Qt.

Symphytum 'Goldsmith'   Variegated Comfrey    Zone: 4-8         and almost full shade

Symphytum 'Goldsmith'A stunning variegated form of comfrey with heavy substanced, crinkled green leaves to 4" long with a creamy margin.  It is much more restrained than other forms.  Cutting back stems after blooming encourages rebloom.  AKA Symphytum ibericum 'Jubilee'

Soil: Most any        H: 9-12"  W: 12-18"       B/M:  Pink, blue, or white - varies /5 

$10.99 Qt.

Symphytum grandiflora 'Alba'    White Blooming Comfrey   Zone: 5-8      ()

A form of the species with many showy pure white nodding flowers. Spreads by underground stolons and will eventually form a dense, weed resistant ground cover - deer, rabbit and vole proof!  Site carefully because like all stoloniferous plants, it does continue to spread.  Tolerates almost total shade.

Soil: Most any        H: 12-18"  W: 18-24"       B/M: White/5-6

 

$10.99 Qt.

Symphytum grandiflora 'Rose'    Rose Blooming Comfrey    Zone: 5-8      ()

A form of the species with many showy rose colored nodding flowers. Spreads by underground stolons and will eventually form a dense, weed resistant ground cover - deer, rabbit and vole proof!  Site carefully because like all stoloniferous plants, it does continue to spread.  Tolerates almost total shade.

Soil: Most any        H: 12-18"  W: 18-24"         B/M: Rose/5-6

 

$10.99 Qt.

Symphytum rubrum         Comfrey, Red         Zone: 4-9           

A very rare form of comfrey with distinctive red blooms. This low-growing comfrey is great as a groundcover w/ flowers that are deep red. Easy to 'head back' if it goes too far. Plants contain alkaloids & should not be taken internally; used for many external herbal remedies. Extremely rare and beautiful.

Soil: Any but moist best     H: 12" W: Indef.      B/M: Rose red/5-6

 

$10.99 Qt.

New 2015

Symphytum x uplandicum       Zone:

200+ new plants for 2015.  Descriptions coming ASAP!

Soil: Most any     H:    W:       B/M:  

$16.99 Qt.

Symplocarpus foetidus    Skunk Cabbage      Zone: 4       

Symplocarpus foetidusA mature skunk cabbage may spread 4' across & provide interesting early flowers & arresting leaves up to 2' long on 1' petioles. Plants are long lived & maintenance-free. In summer, they look like a huge hosta. Bold & eye-catching. Must have wet soil year round (although, honestly, several of our parents are quite a bit upland of the actual water filled bog.  Their deep roots must be reaching down to the water table in the nearby creek.)   These are 2nd year seedlings which, when happy, grow fairly fast.  Please note, they often go summer dormant as young plants AND as mature plants if it gets dry.  Atypical Roots

Soil: Boggy/Wet     H: 24"  W: 48"     B/M: Liver red spotted w/ green/1-3

US Native Plants

$15.99 Qt.

New 10/22

Syneilesis aconitifolia       Umbrella Plant

 Description coming soon

Soil:     H:   W:         B/M:

 

$14.99 Qt.

Syneilesis palmata     Palmate Shredded Umbrella Plant   Zone: 4-8      

Syneilesis palmata     Palmate Shredded Umbrella PlantA cousin to Ligularia, Syneilesis looks a lot like a BIG Mayapple. The 6" wide silky green jagged leaves give way to fuzzy white flowers in the summer on tall stalk that reach 15" tall. Leaves resemble an umbrella as the they unfold. Slowly spreading rhizomes keep the plant in bounds and great for the woodland gardens. A plant that you will treasure as one of the favorites in you woodland garden.  Drought tolerant when established.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H: 18-24" (30"IB)   W: 18-24"      B/M:  White/ 6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo'

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo'

Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'

'Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'

Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana Cream' PP23181'

Clematis 'Diamond Ball' PPAF

Salvia 'Lemon Light'

Salvia 'Lemon Light' PPAF

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