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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
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
Spotted Beebalm

Monarda punctata

Pagoda-like white to pink bracts form a ring below the spotted yellow flowers. A pollinator favorite. Low-maintenance, long-lasting bloom period, and self-sowing. A larval host for the Gray Marvel moth.

Light: Part to Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Yellow, White-Pink Bracts

Price: $7.95
Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

In spring Redbud is fully loaded with purplish-pink blooms that support pollinators at a critical time of year. Leaves are heart-shaped and tree has graceful spreading form. Larval host plant for Henry's Elfin butterfly and several species of moth.

Light: prefers Part Sun
Soil: Average
Height: to about 30 feet
Blooms: April
Flowers: Pink

Price: $7.95
Golden Saint John's Wort

Also known as Cedar Glade St. John's Wort, this is a small, mounding shrub with blue-green foliage and bright powder puff yellow flowers with many stamens. Loaded with pollen for bees.

Light: Full sun to part shade
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Soil Moisture: Average
Blooms: June-July

Price: $7.95
Eastern Bergamot

Monarda bradburiana

Excellent choice for a yard, this Bee Balm is clump-forming & short (1' to 2'). It is also less aggressive & more mildew-resistant than other Bee Balms. It has a long bloom period and is a great pollinator plant.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Blooms: May to June
Flowers: Light Pink

Price: $7.95
Blazing Star

Liatris spicata

Also known as Gayfeather, this plant produces striking dense purplish wands of flowers from a clump of narrow, shiny strap-like basal leaves. Beautiful in a front yard, butterfly garden, rain garden, cut flower or in a large pot.

Light: Full Sun
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Soil: Average
Blooms: July to August
Flowers Reddish-Purple

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
Calico Beardtongue

Penstemon calycosus

Under-used & suitable for home garden use, Calico Beardtongue has pink tubular flowers, each 1" long in terminal panicles that support hummingbirds. Foliage is semi-glossy and may turn purple in fall.

Light: Full Sun to Filtered Shade
Soil: Moist to Dry
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June to July
Flowers: Violet to Pink

Price: $7.95
Pink Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Highly ornamental grass with thread-like leaves that form a tidy clump to 2 feet in height. Named for the lasting pink clouds of flowers that rise to 1 foot above the leaves.

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 2 feet, 3 feet when in bloom
Blooms: September to November
Flowers: Pink

Price: $7.95
Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica

Delightful mounding shrub with arching stems that produce drooping fragrant racemes of white flowers. Excellent for rain gardens, border, or adjacent to a pond or stream. Can sucker to form colonies.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Blooms: June-July
Flowers: White

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