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Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Columbine is easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of conditions. Red and yellow 1"-2" lantern-shaped flowers are hummingbird magnets. Under favorable conditions Columbine spreads readily. Larval host plant for a cute little butterfly, the Columbine Duskywing. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: prefers Part Sun
Soil: Moist to Average
Height: 1-2 feet
Blooms: April-June
Flowers: Red with Yellow center

Price: $9.25
Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

This robust plant attracts and supports many pollinators. It spreads easily by rhizomes. Common habitats include dry fields and along roads, provided they are not sprayed with herbicide. Larval host for the Monarch butterfly. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 3 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Cream/Pink

Price: $9.25
Mist Flower

Conoclinium coelestinum

Lovely accent plant for late-season color and nectar. Excellent for container gardening. For home use, containers or planting in a contained spot is recommended as Mist Flower spreads easily. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Shade to Full Sun
Soil: Average to Moist
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Blooms: July-November
Flowers: Periwinkle

Price: $9.25
Wild Strawberry

Fragaria virginiana

Wild or Virginia Strawberry has white flowers which provide early-season nectar. Decorative in a hanging pot and effective as a ground cover in full sun & average to dry soil as it spreads readily by stolons. High ecological value with nectar, pollen & as a larval host plant. A larval host for the Grizzled Skipper butterfly.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average
Height: 4 to 7 inches
Blooms: April-June
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Narrow-leaved Sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius

Enough cannot be said of the abundance and beauty of these flowers. The leaves are sparse and small, making the entire plant appear to be a bountiful bouquet. It has a long blooming period. If left standing, the seed support many birds through winter. Under favorable conditions, plant may spread readily. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Moist
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: July-August
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $9.25
Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana

White to pink tubular flowers fill the flowering stalk, attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Makes a lasting cut flower. Spreads readily. Consider using in contained situation for home garden use. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Blooms: August-October
Flowers: White to Pink

Price: $9.25
False Aloe

Manfreda virginica

Also called American Agave, this plant has a basal rosette of flat, fleshy leaves. The flowers, both interesting and fragrant, are borne on tall slender stems. An excellent drought-tolerant plant for a dry sunny spot or rock garden. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: Yellowish-Green

Price: $9.25
Downy Sunflower

Helianthus mollis

A true showy sunflower which serves as a larval host to over 70 Lepidoptera (moths & butterflies). The foliage is "ashy" or grayish. The seed heads are a favorite of local birds in autumn. Best placed where it is allowed to spread or grown in pots. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $9.25
Ohio Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Clump forming plant with interesting bluish-green foliage & bright blue-purple flowers. Spreads vigorously under ideal conditions.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 3 feet
Blooms: May to July
Flowers: Pinkish-Purple to Bluish-Purple

Price: $9.25
Scouringrush Horsetail

Equisetum hyemale

Belonging to a family of primitive vascular plants, this plant does not flower, but forms cone-like heads that bear spores. Evergreen stems provide very interesting visual texture in all seasons, especially near a water feature. Be forewarned, however that containment in a large pot is highly recommended for home use of this plant. It can spread aggressively by rhizomes, even bypassing pavement underground to colonize new areas.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: None

Price: $9.25
Rose Vervain

Verbena canadensis

Short-lived perennial with lasting bloom period that tends to form attractive low mounds. Good for ground cover, hanging baskets, window boxes, rock gardens & in pots. Attracts hummingbirds.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 1.5 feet
Blooms: May to August
Flowers: Pink to Purple

Price: $9.25
Common Rush

Juncus effusus

Clumping semi-evergreen with interesting spreading vertical habit. Use in areas in need of erosion control & in water gardens, container gardens, at pond's edge or other damp areas. Spreads under favorable conditions. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Wet to Average
Height: 2 to 4 feet

Price: $9.25
Whorled Stonecrop

Sedum ternatum

Hardy & unique, this trailing succulent-like plant is ideal for use as a ground cover, in a window box or rock garden. Good source for early-season nectar. Drought-tolerant once established.

Light: Part Sun
Height: 3 to 6 inches
Soil: Average
Blooms: April to May
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
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: $9.25
Dwarf Crested Iris

Iris cristata

Typically 6 inches or less, this spring-blooming iris spreads to form a lovely ground cover in a shaded portion of the garden. Deer resistant. Provenance: Kentucky.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: Average
Height: 3 to 8 inches
Blooms: April
Flowers: blue to pale blue with yellow crest

Price: $9.25
Clustered Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Also called Short-toothed Mountain Mint. In mid to late summer flowers are subtended by gray-silver bracts & are lovely in groups. Foliage is minty aromatic. Vigorous grower.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: July to September
Flowers: White & pink

Price: $9.25