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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: $7.95
Celandine Poppy

Stylophorum diphyllum

Darling little plant useful as an early season ground cover as it can self-seed in favorable conditions.

Light: Part Shade to Full Shade
Soil: Moist
Height: to 1.5 feet
Blooms: April-June
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $7.95
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: $7.95
Field Horsetail

Equisetum arvense

In nature found in low areas, such as under canopy along streams. Spreads easily by underground stems. Planting this in a container in is highly recommended. Provides interesting visual texture near water features or in a vase & is semi-evergreen.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 1-2 feet
Spore-bearing fronds separate from sterile fronds, with whorls of branches.

Price: $7.95
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: $7.95
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.

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

Price: $7.95
Green-and-Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum

Also know as Goldstar, this is a ready-spreading low, mat-forming perennial bearing yellow flowers. Excellent ground cover.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: Average
Height: 6 to 12 inches
Blooms: May to October
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $7.95