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

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

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$9.99 Qt.

Uvularia grandiflora    Giant Merrybells    Zone: 4-9   

Uvularia grandifloraAmerican Native perennial with lance-shaped gray-green foliage that looks good all summer and pendulous bell-shaped, 1-2" lemon yellow flowers in late spring. Use in the border foreground or in masses as a groundcover. Deserves much wider popularity. Beautiful with ferns, Dicentra eximia or Trillium erectum. Long-lived. Large yellow blooms.

Soil: Moist but well-drained. LIMEY to neutral     H: 18-24" W: 12-18"   B/M: Lemon yellow/ 4-5  

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Uvularia perfoliata   Perfoliate Bellwort, Mealy Bellwort, Strawbell     Zone: 4-9   

Uvularia perfoliata"Perfoliata' refers to the way the stems 'seems' to pierce the leaf in this woodland Native and makes it easy to identify this plant along with tiny orange 'bumps' or granules inside the petals which clenches the ID.  It has gracefully twisted, 1" pendant creamy yellow blooms in April and May.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained   H: 6-18"  W:      B/M:  Creamy yellow/5-6

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  Uvularia - Merry Bells or Bellworts are one of the treasures of our spring forests. They multiply by long, fleshy, white underground stolons and form colonies of delicate stems holding varying color yellow bells nodding in the breeze. These drooping bell-shaped flowered plants are member of the Lily Family, Liliaceae, and are among the easiest of wildflowers to grow in partially-shaded areas in rich, moist but well-drained soil.  The do prefer Moist but well-drained soil and gratefully accept water during drought but do survive without it!

'Wort' as in Bellworts (and pronounced 'wirt') is an old term that denoted the plant was used for food or medicine.

 

$9.99 Qt.

Uvularia sessilifolia      Merry Bells, Sessile Bellworts, Wild Oats        Z: 4-9       

Uvularia sessilifoliaProduces dainty, tubular pale yellow flowers in spring before the foliage has completely reached it's full height. Delicate foliage is perfect with Trilliums or behind a planting of Labrador Violet. It's delicacy lightens heavy, somber plants. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained                Ht: 12"  W: 12"            B/M: Pale yellow/ 4-5

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$9.99 Qt.

Valeriana officinalis    Valerian or Garden Heliotrope     Zone: 5-9        

Valeriana officinalisTall leafy stems with dense clusters of tiny tube-shaped flowers. Forms a basal rosette of deeply divided leaves. AKA 'Garden Heliotrope' can be grown in the herb or wildflower garden or the perennial border in rich, moist soil. An old-fashioned, cottage garden plant that CATS ARE WILD ABOUT. Short rhizomes. 

Soil: Any moist             H: 36-60" W: 48"             B/M: Whisper pink/ 7 

 

$13.99 Qt.

Valeriana wallichii    Indian Valerian, Himalayn Valarian,     Zone:  3-9   

Valeriana wallichii    Indian Valerian, Himalayn Valarian,AKA Valeriana jatamansii . This rare and endangered Valerian species has a unique musky aroma resembling a cross between European Valerian and Patchouli. Serves as an excellent ground cover with heart shaped leaves. Himalayan Valerian is suffering from over-harvesting in Nepal and India.

Soil: Any moist             H:6"  W:15"             B/M: Pinkish white/1-3

 

$9.99 Qt.

Verbena bonariensis   -    Purpletop or Tall Verbena /Vervain     Zone: (4)7-11    

Verbena bonariensisA short lived but self seeding Fall blooming Perennial that is stunning in mass so you won't mind the self seeding.  Oddly enough, the seedlings are almost always stronger and more drought tolerant than the original plants as if those that sprout and thrive are the ones meant for that particular garden.  Almost leafless, tall wiry stems are deep green with domed heads of lavender-purple that are very eye-catching.  This is a superb butterfly plant, rivaling even buddleia for their attention!  The Royal Horticultural Society has given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit and also the Missouri Botanical Gardens has given it the Plants of Merit Award in 2005. (there were only 50 and this was one!)

Soil: Most Any       H: 4-6'  W: 12-24"      B/M: Purple/7-9

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$9.99 Qt.

Vernonia fasciculata          Smooth Ironweed         Zone:4-9            

Vernonia fasciculataBesides being beautiful, this native is a good nectar producer for commercial honeybees.  In native environments, it's often seen in moist spots, will take occasional flooding but also is happy in average garden conditions where it will be shorter.  Often called Smooth Ironweed because it's leaves, stems and blooms are glabrous.  Very attractive to Butterflies!

Soil:  Most any, acid to Neutral      H: 36-48"  W: 12-36"        B/M:  Purple/-7-9

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$10.99 Qt.

Vernonia fasciculata var. alba      White Smooth Ironweed        Zone:4-9            

Vernonia fasciculata var. alba      White Smooth IronweedLike the species but white in a garden where you want a great Native to attract butterflies but purple just won't do. So now you can have white!  This plant is so far passed rare!

Soil:  Most any, acid to Neutral      H: 36-48"  W: 12-36"        B/M:  White/7-9

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$9.99 Qt.

Vernonia noveboracensis   New York Ironweed    Zone:  (4)5-9  

Vernonia noveboracensis   New York IronweedA lovely late blooming East Coast Native, from Connecticut to Florida for the back of the border.  Varies wildly in height, based a lot on available moisture in the soil.  Intense rosy purple starry flowers are a perfect compliment to other Fall bloomers.  Lives fine in a very wet spot and yet is drought tolerant and able to take 'lean', poorly fertilized soil.  The name Ironweed comes from the Iron colors seed but could just as easily describe it's strong demeanor.  Tough as iron!  Self seeds if happy.

Soil: Most any      H: 4-8'  W: 3-4'   B/M: Rose purple/8-10

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A note about Exposure for Veronicas:  

In the hotter zones -- 7 and 8, Veronicas will take and appreciate Part Shade.  In cooler areas, they're better in Sun according to Dr. Leonard Perry, Professor, University of Vermont on this Veronica Page.  Our zones on Veronicas are also from this page.

 

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Veronica 'Hocus Pocus' PP23853     Spiked Speedwell            Zone: 4-8       

Veronica 'Hocus Pocus' PP23853     SpeedwellThis new Veronica deserves ever single number in it's patent!  With two thirds of it's plant height consisting of brilliant violet-purple wands (the lower third is foliage), the blooms are longer and larger than any similar Veronicas in the trade.  And, not only are the blooms showy but because the flowers are on branches stems they bloom longer.

Soil:  Any good, well-drained           H: 16-20"  W: 12"     B/M: Violet purple/6-8

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$9.99 Qt.

Veronica liwanensis     Turkish Speedwell    Zone: 4-9       

Veronica liwanensisFrom Turkey to the Caucasus, this vigorous, fast growing species that thrives in difficult spots.  It hugs the ground with it's round glossy, evergreen leaves which root as they go, creating a lush, thick carpet that can be used as a grass substitute!  In spring, it puts forth spikes of dazzling cobalt blue in such abundance you can barely see the foliage!   With adequate moisture, it will rebloom in summer.  Needs a bit of shade in warmer zones.  1997 Plant Select® Winner.  Drought tolerant when established.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 1-2"   W: 12-20"     B/M:  Blue/4-5 + summer

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  Veronica longifoliaWhen folks think of Veronicas, it's generally of V. spicata or Spiked Veronica but for our money, we think the Veronica longifolia (Long Leaf Speedwell) are definitely contenders for a spot in your garden.  One of the taller species.  It's also the best for cutting due to its very fat spikes.  The tips often nod or curl over a bit but that just makes it more charming! Less well known but they shouldn't be! 

 

$11.99 Qt.

Veronica longifolia 'First Love' PPAF     Long-leaf Speedwell        Zone: 4-8            w/ staking

Veronica longifolia 'First Love' PPAF     Long-leaf SpeedwellWith intense, fluorescent pink flowers packed on terminal spikes 6-8" tall above narrow deep green, lance shaped leaves to 3" long over a mound of foliage 6-8" tall.   Blooms for 3 months, extended by removing old blooms.  Deer resistant.

Soil: Moist but well-drained             H: 10-12"   W: 12-15"     B/M: Hot Pink/6-8

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Deer Resistant

 

$10.99 Qt.

Veronica 'Purpleicious' PP017639     Spiked Speedwell             Zone: 4-8        

Veronica 'Purpleicious' PP017639     Spiked SpeedwellA wonderful Speedwell that forms a bushy clump reaching 16-20" tall BUT only 6-8" of that height is stem.  The rest is glorious purpleicious blooms!  A foot of stunning tapered spikes from late spring to mid-summer.  Medium green 2" long lanced shaped leaves.  Deadhead for longest bloom time.

Soil:  Moist, but well-drained            H: 12-24"  W: 9-18"         B/M: Purple/5-8

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$12.99 Qt.

Veronica spicata 'Darwin's Blue' PP# 13,070     Compact Austrian/Hungarian Speedwell   Z: 4-9      

Veronica spicata 'Darwin's Blue' PP# 13,070     Compact Austrian/Hungarian SpeedwellThis is a compact, clump-forming Speedwell with dense, vertical dark violet-blue blooms tower above the foliage all summer.  A cultivar of V. spicata, it has improved heat tolerance over similar Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' and is shorter.  Very free flowering.

Soil: Any good, well-drained         H: 14-16"  W: 12-14"            B/M: Dark Violet Blue/ 5-6 

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$9.99 Qt.

Veronica spicata 'Icicle'     Speedwell, Spiked         Zone: 4-8    

Veronica spicata 'Icicle'One of the most desirable summer-blooming plants. Forms a vase-shaped clumps above which rise beautiful showy spikes of pure white blooms. And it blooms from June to September! Superb cut flower with neat grey-green leaves. Needs to be staked in shade or it flops. 

Soil: Well-drained        H: 18" W: 18"           B/M: Pure white/ 6-9

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$9.99 Qt.

Veronica spicata 'Rotfuchs'     Speedwell, Red Fox Spiked       Zone: 4-8     

Veronica spicata 'Rotfuchs'     Speedwell, Red Fox SpikedSpikes of deep rose-red flowers (the closest to red but not quite) are held above dense narrow dark green leaves. Easy to grow in well-drained soil. Excellent for the front of the border. Divide every 3-4 years. 

Soil: Well-drained     H: 10-15" W: 12-18"      B/M: Rose-red/ 7-8

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$10.99 Qt.

Just a few this year

Veronica spicata 'Romiley Purple'    Speedwell, Spiked        Zone: 4-8      

Veronica spicata 'Romiley Purple'A bushy spiked Veronica, that is mat-forming but tall. More bushy than some spiked Veronicas with lateral racemes of dark violet flowers. THIS IS HANDS DOWN, THE MOST BLOOMING VERONICA IN THE TRADE and it seems to be our secret here in the US.  Maybe we have a special clone but it just never stops blooming -- was still blooming in our unheated greenhouses in November.  And we never have time to deadhead, so it isn't because of that!  If Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' was named 'Plant of the Year', this should be named Plant of the Decade or Century!  It has  all the same tough, great qualities of all the V. spicatas but 'Romiley Purple' is just a blooming machine.   Available all over Europe, it's virtually unavailable here.  

Soil: Well-drained            H: 18" W: 18"        B/M: Dark violet/ 6-10

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$9.99 Qt.

Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'TM   Dwarf Spiked Speedwell       Zone: 4-8     

Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'AKA Veronica spicata x longifolia 'Glory'.  A particularly compact speedwell with racemes of dark violet-blue florets standing poker straight from 12-18" tall above much shorter basal foliage.  Starts blooming in late June/early July and can bloom through October if old fading blooms are removed periodically.  It has the same almost luminescent blooms as it's offspring 'Sunny Border Blue' but is even more compact.  Plant of the year for 2001.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 18-24"  W: 18"  B/M:  Dark violet blue/ 7-10

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$9.99 Qt.

Veronica spicata 'Sunny Border Blue'     Speedwell, Spiked       Zone: 4-8      

Veronica spicata 'Sunny Border Blue'1993 PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR and for good reason. Dark violet-blue flowers from JUNE TIL FROST on a compact plant with crinkled, lush foliage. Strong grower. Excellent. Like all veronicas, prized for cutting. Every garden should have this plant. 

Soil: Well-drained            H: 18-20" W: 18"      B/M: Dark violet-blue/ 6-9

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$9.99 Qt.

Veronica 'Sweet Lullaby' PP23611      Spiked Speedwell           Zone:  

Veronica 'Sweet Lullaby' PP23611      Spiked SpeedwellThis adorable little Veronica is a seedling of 'Giles van Hees', similar but with a much softer pink with flowers spikes of pure baby pink.  Standing pertly above very a very compact mound of clean green foliage from mid through late summer.  No longer are the Spiked Speedwells relegated to the middle of the border!

Soil:  Most any well-drained           H: 4-6"   W: 10-12"     B/M: Baby Pink/6-9

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$13.99 Qt.

Wow!

Veronica 'Tidal Pool' PPAF   Prostrate Hybrid Speedwell        Zone: 4-8       

Veronica 'Tidal Pool' PPAF   Prostrate Hybrid SpeedwellA hybrid between Veronica armena and Veronica pectinata 'Rosea'.  This new prostrate speedwell has the best traits of each of its parents.  Denser and faster spreading than either with medium green oak-like leaves with a faint silvery-blue sheen.  Plants are literally smothered with medium to deep blue-violet blooms in spring.  They handle everything but shade: heat, cold, rain, drought, humidity  -- light foot traffic.  It might even make a good bluegrass lawn substitute in dryland states.  Very drought tolerant once established.  Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at Chicago Botanic Garden

Soil: Well-drained         H: 2-3"    W:  22-30"         B/M: Blue-violet/4-5

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$13.99 Qt.

Veronica 'Whitewater' PP#22783    Prostrate Speedwell       Zone: 4-7      

Veronica 'Whitewater' PPAF    Prostrate Speedwell   A white flowers sport of Veronica 'Waterperry Blue' discovered by John Wachter at Elite Growers and introduced jointly with Chicago Botanic Garden.  Identical to 'Waterperry Blue' but with stable white flowers that haven't reverted for 3 years.  1/2" glistening white bloom from late April to late June!  A few flowers may appear sporadically thereafter.  Forms a dense covered that suppresses weed and can tolerate some foot traffic.  Foliage turns an eye-catching burgundy to bronze in winter and is evergreen in mild climates.  Will trail over a wall or makes a lovely underplanting to tall shrubs.  Will grow up to 18" in a season.

Soil:  Well-drained       H: 4-6"    W: Slowly indef.           B/M: White/4-6

Attracts Butterflies

 

$10.99 Qt.

Veronica wormskjoldii (stelleri, nutans)    American Alpine Speedwell      Zone: 4     

Veronica wormskjoldiiDark blue bloom over a dark green spreading mat of foliage from June through August on this moderate to fast grower.   Native to the Western States and Canada, it can take it hot or cold!  Not another 'spiked' speedwell -- but a charming, groundcover with blooms more like 'Waterperry Blue', etc.

Soil:  Well-drained        H: 4-16"   W: 12-24"      B/M:  Dark blue/ 6-8

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$12.99 Qt.

New 2017

 

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Diane'   

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Diane' New 2017

 

Soil:        H: W:              B/M:  White/

 

$10.99 Qt.

Veronicastrum sibericum (V. siberica)     Siberian Culver's Root    SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone 3-8

Veronicastrum sibericum (V. siberica)     Siberian Culver's Root A rare, little known form similar to our native Culver's Root that's tall, easy to grow and very refined.  The foliage - lovely gray-green, deeply veined leaves are held horizontally and whorled around the stem and lay the found for the many candelabra-lie, erect spikes of lavender blue blooms in mid-summer.  Flowering side-shoots can extend the bloom period.  This is a strong grower and when grown in sun, needs no staking despite it's eye-catching height. 

Soil:  Average to moist     H: 5-7'  W: 2'     B/M: Lavender blue/7-9

Attracts Butterflies

Deer Resistant

$13.99 Qt.

Veronicastrum sibiricum 'Red Arrows'      Siberian Culver's Root    SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone 3-8

Veronicastrum sibiricum 'Red Arrows'      Siberian Culver's RootA new cultivar of Siberian Culver's roots with red buds and a red foliage shoots as it emerges and may remain tinged red (more likely in cooler areas).  Because of the red buds, the violet blooms appear flushed with red.  This is a strong grower and when grown in sun, needs no staking despite it's eye-catching height. 

Soil:  Average to moist     H: 5-7'  W: 2'     B/M: Violet/7-9

Attracts Butterflies

Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Veronicastrum virginicum    Culver's Root     Zone: 3-8        

Veronicastrum virginicumThink of this native as a heavy blooming 4-5' tall Veronica!   6-9" long flower spikes open slowly from the top down, making for a long period of bloom. Elegant, tough, reliable and spectacular enough to build a late summer border around. Perfect with Monardas & Phlox. 

Soil: Average to damp      H: 48-60"  W: 24"      B/M: White/ 9-10  

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Deer Resistant

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'    Culver's Root     Zone: 3-8        

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'

A new twist on one of our favorite plants - Lavender blue blooms instead of the white of the species or the more lavender rose colors of the other cultivars.  A distinctive blue look to this particular form!  Tightly packed blooms resemble a Veronica.

Soil: Average to damp      H: 48-60"  W: 24"      B/M: Lavender blue/ 9-10  

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Deer Resistant

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Veronicastrum virgincum 'Fascination'   Culver's Root, Fascination    Zone: 4-9     

Veronicastrum virgincum 'Fascination'Elegant late summer color. 40" plants with 15" racemes of Lilac-rose flowers in June-July. This is a color breakthrough over the old pale pink. Fabulous, beautiful, nothing quite like it -- really.  Needs moist or well-watered spot. The bloom color is nothing short of stunning!  Almost iridescent in a soft, pleasant way. 

Soil: Moist or well-watered            H:48-60"  W: 24"            B/M: Lilac neon rose/ 6-7  

Deer Resistant

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Veronicastrum virginianum 'Lavendelturm'   Lavender Towers Culver's Root   Z: 4-9     

A lovely, light lavender form of Culver's Root.  The Ernst Pagels introduction is stunning in mass.  Best used in the  back of a perennial border, in meadow or naturalized gardens.  The foliage on Veronicastrums is wonderful -- serrated leaves whorled round the unbranched stems.  When we started offering this in 2005 it was all over Europe but unheard of here.   It's lovely!

Soil: Moist or well-watered            H: 48-60"  W: 24"            B/M: Lilac/ 6-7  

Deer Resistant

Attracts Butterflies

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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Temptation'     Culver's Root      Z: 4-9     

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Temptation'     Culver's RootResembling a Veronica on steroids, this Veronicastrum has lance shaped leaves in whorls rather than opposite like some other varieties. Rose purple flower spikes on strong upright stems with branching laterally also producing flower spikes to give a candelabra like effect when in full bloom. Tolerates some shade and actually appreciates light shade in the south. Soil shouldn't dry out.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:  36-48" IB    W:  36-48" IB      B/M:  Pink to purple/6-7

Deer Resistant

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$19.99 Qt.

Viola brevistipulata    Japanese Yellow Violet             Zone: 4-9           

Viola brevistipulataFrom moist shady places in Japan.  Canary yellow, sweet smelling flowers in large abundance appear right after frosts stop!   Self pollinating.  Beautiful deep green, crinkled edge foliage has shallow serrations and forms lush mats of foliage.  Stoloniferous but slow growing so not invasive.

Soil: Moist, Acid pH         H: 12"   W:        B/M:   Yellow

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Viola canadensis        Canada Violet         Zone: 3-8            

Viola canadensis        Canada VioletOne of the nicest, most well-behaved of all the Native Violets. Blooms hard in spring, then sporadically but consistently thereafter. White blooms have a purple blush to the back and a yellow throat. Moderately forms drifts by underground runners unlike many violets which become an absolute nuisance with seeding. In dry sites, plants may go dormant in summer.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 12"   W: 8"     B/M:  White/4-6++

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$14.99 Qt.

Viola chaerophylloides 'Benizuru'        Japanese Violet         Zone: 4-9           

Viola chaerophylloides 'Benizuru'        Japanese VioletA very, very rare Japanese cultivar with large acid-green highly dissected leaves on purple stalks with a strong sweet scent to the vivid, reddish purple blooms. This is such an amazing color. Takes sun to part shade.  Known for their jagged palmate foliage they are unique only to Japan where it grows in relatively dry placed on the edge of forests. Easy to grow but incredibly rare!

Soil:  Moist, Acid pH        H:   W:        B/M:   Reddish-purple/

Japanese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Viola chaerophylloides var. sieboldiana 'Shirobana'     Japanese Violet      Zone: 4-9                   

Viola chaerophylloides var. sieboldiana 'Shirobana'     Japanese VioletA very, very rare Japanese cultivar with large acid-green highly dissected leaves with a strong sweet scent to the white blooms.  Takes sun to part shade.    Known for their jagged palmate foliage, they are unique only to Japan where it grows in relatively dry placed on the edge of forests. 'Shirobana' has white blooms. Easy to grow but incredibly rare!

Soil:  Moist, Acid pH         H:   W:        B/M: White/

Japanese Native

$10.99 Qt.

 

Viola 'Heartthrob' PP19996     Hybrid Violet       Zone: 5-9        

Viola 'Heartthrob' Terra Nova's Heartthrob has deep green leaves with a large dark central patterned.  Compared to the similar 'Mars' it's more vigorous, has better leaf color and bigger rounder leaves.  Not a rampant seeder like some violets!  Blooms before leaves appear and they're insignificant.  This is a foliage plant.  Nod kidding!

Soil:  Well-drained, Acid       H: 8"  W: 12"        B/M: Lavender/4-5

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$9.99 Qt.

Viola koreana 'Sylettas'      Sweet Violet        Zone:4A-8A     

Viola koreana 'Sylettas'Upon a quick glance, many people will actually think this is a Cyclamen!  The foliage is very similar.  Compact and vigorous with green leaves veined in silver-grey with rich maroon-red undersides.  Flowers with Mauve-Pink flowers in bloom but looks great all season because of the striking foliage.

Soil:     H: 1-2" (4-6"IB)   W:      B/M: Mauve Pink/Spring

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$9.99 Qt.

Viola labradorica        Labrador Violet       Zone: 3-9      

Viola labradoricaBeautiful species. Young leaves reddish purple, older leaves dark green, heavily overlaid with purple. Blue-purple flowers. A stemmed violet with flowers arising from the leaf stem. Not a berserk self-seeder! A RARE violet that will thread it's way gently through your garden. Native to the Northeast.   Loves to 'crawl around' the stream connecting our ponds.

Soil: Most any     H: 4-6" W:        B/M: Blue-purple/ 5-6    

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$9.99 Qt.

New 2017

Viola mandschurica 'Fuji Dawn'   Variegated Violet   Zone: 3-9           

Viola mandschurica 'Fuji Dawn'Extremely variegated foliage comes up in early spring with of green and white foliage with pink tips.  Tons of purple blooms on 4" tall plants for most of the summer.  New foliage is variegated.  In summer, it turns GREEN.  Unlike many violets, it will take full sun.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 4"   W:         B/M: Purple/Spring

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$9.99 Qt.

 

Viola 'Mars'    Violet         Zone: 5-9        

Viola 'Mars'    VioletA beautiful Violet with green leaves and dark purple centers and dark veins out to the edge of the triangular leaf.  Abundant, fragrant lavender flowers from early to mid-spring.  A well behaved beauty that doesn't seed around.  Registered in 1998 by Terra Nova, it became an instant hit.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 6-12"   W: 6-12"      B/M: Lavender to mauve/5-6

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$9.99 Qt.

Viola odorata 'Konigin Charlotte'     English, Garden or Sweet Violet            Zone:  3-9

Viola odorata 'Konigin Charlotte'     Sweet VioletExtremely fragrant, floriferous, blue 'sweet violet'.  V. odoratas are the queen of fragrant violets.  Lovely heart shaped leaves.  Wonderful for a groundcover or understory plant, and it's evergreen.  Does set seed. Makes a wonderful carpet of evergreen leaves.  Spreads slowing by above ground stolons.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained       H: 6-8"   W:  12"       B/M:   Blue/Early Spring

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$9.99 Qt.

Viola odorata sulphurea      English, Garden or Yellow Violet      Zone:  3-9

Viola odorata sulphureaA beautiful violet, making a lush cushion of evergreen foliage with sweetly scented, creamy yellow blooms with an apricot center in early spring.  Reports say that this self seeds but the source of our parent plants says it "barely seeds at all.  It spreads *very* slowly by above ground short stolons and seedlings are very few.  Also, it smells, but it's not necessarily something you'd want to smell twice.  Aside from 'Dancing Geisha', I think it's the most garden worthy violet due to its foliage and lack of desire to conquer the planet."  Possibly we have a better clone than some vendors!

Soil: Fertile, well-drained       H: 6-8"   W:  12"       B/M:   Yellow/Early Spring

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$9.99 Qt.

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'        Appalachian Blue Violet       Zone: 5-8     

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'A select form of a tough native groundcover, from the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center.  Trailing stems and delicate lavender flowers and a tidy mat of beautiful silver foliage with green veins.  Blooms from March through Fall.  Very drought tolerant after being established.  Prefers part shade.

Soil:  Well-drained      H:  2-4"   W: 12-14"        B/M:  Lavender/3-10

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$9.99 Qt.

Waldsteinia fragarioides     Appalachian Barren Strawberry    Zone:  3-7     in the south

Waldsteinia fragarioidesAn ornamental, strawberry-like plant grown as a groundcover.  The Eastern North American Native occurs on wooded slopes and ledges in the Ozarks among other places.  A mat-forming perennials which spread by creeping rhizomes just below the soil surface and sports yellow blooms in spring held above the foliage.  Evergreen foliage tends to bronze up in cold winter climates.  This particular Waldsteinia does best in northern climates with cool summers and dislikes the heat and humidity of the deep South.  (If you live in a hot spot, try Waldsteinia ternata or W. geoides which tolerate heat, humidity and even drought!)  

Soil:  Well-drained     H: 6"   W: 36"      B/M:  Yellow/4-5

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$9.99 Qt.

 

Waldsteinia ternata     Barren Strawberry   Zone: 3-8      in the south

Waldsteinia ternataProduces a thick, evergreen carpet which is covered in spring with yellow strawberry-like flowers. Excellent ground cover for a well-drained location. Plant 12" apart. Vigorous, stoloniferous and evergreen. Drought tolerant when established. Unknown and terrific!   The best Waldsteinia for the heat and humidity of the south.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 3-4" W: 18"+.     B/M: Yellow/ 5-6    

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Woodwardia virginica, the Virginia Chain Fern is listed on the Fern Page

 

 

x Amarcrinum memoria-corsii

is listed on the A page because we don't think most folks think of it's name as starting with 'X'.

 

 

x Heucherella and cultivars of the Foamy Bells (cross between Heuchera and Tiarella)

are listed on the  H Page because we don't think most folks think of their name as starting with 'X'.

 
 

x Pardancanda and cultivars of Candy Lily

are listed on the  P-Q Page because we don't think most folks think of their name as starting with 'X'.

 
  Xanthorhiza simplicissima    Yellow Root  See listing under Shrubs T-Z

 

 

Yuccas are pollinated in a most unusual way -- this is very interesting!

 

$15.99 Qt.

New 2017

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'   Variegated Yucca

New for 2017

Soil: Well-drained       H:  W:        B/M: White/6-7

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$12.99 Qt.

 

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'      Arum Lily 'Crowborough'           Zone:  7-9  

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'      Arum Lily 'Crowborough' Clump-forming with bright green arrowhead shaped foliage with large pure white spathes with yellow spadices. If you hold back on deadheading, the flowers will be followed by clusters of attractive yellow fruits. Likes to be moist and can be grown as a marginal aquatic. Green until hard frosts. In warm areas, can be evergreen.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 24"     W:36"        B/M:  White with yellow/5-8

 

$9.99 Qt.

Zephyranthes candida     White Rain Lily       Zone: 6-10       

Zephyranthes candidaForms large clumps of semi-evergreen, glossy leaves to 12” long with crocus-like, glossy flowers 2” long in July-Fall. Flowers are pure white outside, tinged rose inside & are indescribable in mass. A short summer drought will promote heavier blooming. Fast! Naturalizes in areas that flood periodically. Non-native but naturalized in the Southeast.

Soil: Most any       H: 12" W: 10"      B/M: White/ 7-9 

 

$9.99 Qt.

Zephyranthes citrina      Hardy Yellow Rain Lily       Sun       Zone: (5*)7-10  

Zephyranthes citrinaStunning golden yellow 1" blooms appear periodically thru summer but more abundantly in late summer.  Beautiful in mass and growing best in full sun, although Part Shade is ok in very hot areas.  AKA, Zephranthes citrina.  *Reports that it's hardy to zone 7 may be wrong.  We saw it growing at Missouri Botanical Garden which is zone 5 but possibly they dig them up each year.

Soil: Most any         H: 8-10"  W: 12"       B/M: Yellow/All summer

 

$9.99 Qt.

Zephyranthes flavissima       Yellow Rain Lily      Zone: 7-9   

Zephyranthes flavissimaThe semi-evergreen clump of rounded, glossy green foliage makes 12" clumps. All summer, it's topped on and off, w/ beautiful 1" wide golden star-shaped flowers. Great en masse or as a feature in the rock garden. Performs best in moist or regular acidic garden soil... no lime please. Can live in boggy conditions.  From Argentina & Brazil. 

Soil: Most any   H: 6"  W: 12"   B/M: Yellow/ 6-9 

 

$9.99 Qt.

Zephyranthes jonesii  (Cooperia jonesii)      Jones' Yellow Rain Lily   Zone:  7B-10    

Zephyranthes jonesiiSeldom seen in the trade.  Pale lemon yellow blooming from July to October (often after rains) and Native to a small area of Texas.  Grass-like leaves and long tubular blooms can reach 5" long BUT most of that is the tube which then flares out at the tip.  Recently reclassified as Cooperia jonesii

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 6"   W: 10"       B/M: Golden Yellow/ 7-10

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$9.99 Qt.

Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea'      Pink Rain Lily       Zone: 7-9      

Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea'An exquisite, pale pink Rain Lily that smothers itself w/ blooms! Needs well-drained soil but loves water in summer (it can even visit your pond in summer!)  Nestles in sweetly with other plants. It often blooms after a dry spell then rain. Won't tolerate soggy winter soil. Multiplies quickly. From 4000' elevation in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 6-8"  W: Clump      B/M: Palest pink/ 6-9 

 

$13.99 Qt.

Zephyranthes 'Lily Pies'    Compact Rain Lily           Zone:  7-9

Zephyranthes 'Lily Pies'Introduced by Yucca Do, this selection is compact, has blooms at the same height and have wide over-lapping petals with a picotee wash -- pure white in the center and changing to dark pink at the tip of each petal.   It has a thick clump of glossy, strappy leaves.   Takes cute to a whole new level!

Soil: Well-drained but moist     H: 5"  W:    B/M: White&pink/on and off after July

 

$9.99 Qt.

 

Zephyranthes nymphaea      Rain Lily   Zone:  7B-10    

Zephyranthes nymphaeaFew plants are being discovered now -- far more becoming extinct BUT this little charmer was discovered by Howard and Ogden in 1990.  Native to Eastern Mexico and found growing in Texas and Louisiana as well, it's a vigorous species blooming with cup-shaped bright lemon yellow blooms and with slender leaves.  Long necked bulbs.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 6-12"  W:  3-6"       B/M: Pale lemon yellow  / 7-10

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$14.99 Qt.

Zingiber mioga 'Silver Arrow'        Hardy Ginger               Zone: 6-9   

Zingiber mioga 'Silver Arrow'  Hardy GingerThe newest cultivar of the wonderful hardy Japanese ginger. This eye-catching variety has leaves a foot long, 3" wide and that are green marbled and splashed with cream to white over the entire surface of the leaves.  It is both stable and vigorous.  Zingiber mioga is probably the hardiest species of the gingers surviving as low as -15 degrees. Yellow blooms appear at ground level in late summer.

Soil: RICH, well-drained             H: 36"   W: 36"      B/M: Yellow/8-9

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Zizia aurea   (Zizea)    Golden Alexanders    Zone: 3-8       if moist 

Zizia aureaDelicate umbels of bright yellow flowers in the Spring over dark green dissected foliage. Woodland conditions or sun if moist. Causes digestive upset if consumed - so just look at this pretty thing - don't eat it!   This Native actually likes swampy or moist spot but does fine in average soil in some shade. Zizia aurea is a food plant for the larvae of the Missouri woodland Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio joanae). Host plant for Black Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars and also attracts Pearl Crescent, Eastern tailed-blue, American Copper and Clouded Sulphur.

Soil: Ave. to moist        H: 12-24" (36" IB)  W: 18-24"   B/M: Gold/ 5-6 

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Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica

Geranium phaeum 'Raven'

Geranium phaeum 'Raven'

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Helleborus x hybridus 'Sparkling Diamond'

Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'

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