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These plants were selected based upon showiness and height.  Please note the growing requirements for each.  Light and soil moisture requirements vary.
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Nodding Wild Onion

Allium cernuum

Eye-catching and under-used in the home garden, white-pink globose umbels nod gracefully from arch at the top of the stem. Nectar and pollen primarily attract bees.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Moist to Dry
Height: 1.5 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flower Color: White to Pink

Attracts: Butterflies
Deer Resistant

Price: $7.95
Prairie Onion

Allium stellatum

A gem for the home garden. An umbel of star-shaped flowers form a charming pink sphere. Nectar and pollen primarily attract bees and flower flies.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 1.5 feet
Blooms: July-August
Flower Color: Pink

Deer resistant.

Price: $7.95
Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Flame orange flowers are stunning in masses or drifts and attract pollinators galore. Interestingly, this plant does not exude the "milk" colored sap, however, although said to be less preferred than other milkweed species, is nonetheless a Monarch butterfly host plant. Quantities may be limited.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 2 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Orange

Price: $7.95
Purple Prairie Clover

Dalea purpurea

Purple prairie clover has a deep taproot, making it a good choice for tough, full sun spots prone to drought. Bright, interesting flowers with a long lasting bloom time. Seed is high in protein, a good food source for mammals. A larval host plant for the Dogface Sulfur and Reakirt's Blue butterflies.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Purple

Price: $7.95
Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

A popular plant with good reason. Blooms attracts pollinators in summer and their seed will support birds in the cold months. Beautiful in a home or business planting, restoration and in a vase. One larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly and Wavy-lined Emerald moth.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Purple-Magenta

Price: $7.95
Hairy Alumroot

Heuchera villosa

Low, clump-forming perennial with tidy rosettes reminiscent of maple leaves. Best grouped for use in borders, rock gardens.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Blooms: July to September
Flowers: White to Pink


Price: $7.95
Orange Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Pleasing clump forming plant bears bright & bold yellow-orange blooms for weeks. A good height for home garden use, 2 to 3 feet. Great as a cut flower, for use in rain gardens & massing to create a border. Remove spent flowers to prolong blooming. Spreads by rhizomes.

Light: Full sun
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Soil: Average to Dry
Blooms: June to October
Flowers: yellow-orange

Price: $7.95
Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus

Front yard worthy! At 18 inches tall, this plant will grow in full sun to shade, moist soil to dry. Lovely purple tubular flowers support the hummingbird & many pollinators. Under-used as a yard plant.

Price: $7.95