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Purple Giant Hyssop Purple Giant Hyssop

Agastache scrophulariifolia

With spikes from 1" to 6" long, this plant makes an excellent source of late-season nectar indeed. Crushed foliage emits a pleasant licorice fragrance.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 2 to 5 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: Pale Purple-Lavender

Price: $9.25
Blue Star Blue Star

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Enjoy 2-season appeal with true blue flowers in spring and lemony yellow foliage in fall. Especially stunning when a number are planted to form a row or along a building. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: May
Flower Color: Blue

Price: $9.25
Thimbleweed Thimbleweed

Anemone virginiana

Elegant flower for edge of woodland garden. Long lasting seed heads mature into an interesting thimble shape. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 2 feet
Blooms: May to August
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Columbine 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
Goat's Beard Goat's Beard

Aruncus dioicus

Herbaceous plant of stature and foliage with excellent feathery visual texture. Looks elegant along a woodland border or walk. Flowering plumes in spring resemble Astilbe. Separate male and female plants.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Moist
Height: 4 to 6 feet
Blooms April to May
Flowers: Creamy White

Price: $9.25
Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

When looking for a milkweed plant for the home garden, Swamp Milkweed is usually the best fit. It is not stocky nor does it spread vigorously by rhizomes. The milkweeds are one of the best nectar plants to attract pollinators, especially the monarchs which rely on milkweed foliage in the caterpillar stage.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist to Average
Height: to 4 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Pink

Price: $9.25
Common Milkweed 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
Butterfly Milkweed Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Flame orange flowers are stunning in masses or drifts and attract pollinators galore. Interestingly, this plant does not exude the milky sap. Monarch butterfly host plant.

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

Price: $9.25
Smooth Blue Aster Smooth Blue Aster

Symphyotrichum laeve, Aster laevis

A welcome profusion of lavender blooms late in the season. Good nectar source.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: September-October
Flowers: Blue-Violet

Price: $9.25
New England Aster New England Aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Aster novae-angliae

Profusion of royal purple flowers, each up to 1.5 inches wide. Flowers may also be shades of pink or even white. Plant may be trimmed to desired height in late spring. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Wet to Dry
Height: to 5 feet
Blooms: August to October
Flowers: Usually Purple, also Pink, White

Price: $9.25
Aromatic Aster Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Aster oblongifolius

Perfect height for the home garden, profuse blue-lavender blooms provide the solution to both late-season color and nectar. Trim to desired shape through June. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 2 feet
Blooms: September-November
Flowers: Blue-Violet

Price: $9.25
White Wild Indigo White Wild Indigo

Baptisia alba

Elegant white, pea-shaped flowers displayed along an elongate axis provide cut flowers as early as April. White Wild Indigo is an herbaceous perennial that, in full sun is rounded and bushy but dies back to the ground in winter. Good source of early-season nectar to attract and support our pollinators. Larval host plant for Wild Indigo Duskywing butterfly. Grown from KY source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: April-May
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Blue Wild Indigo Blue Wild Indigo

Baptisia australis

Grown in full sun, forms gorgeous rounded form with blue-green pea-like leaves. Excellent for use in beds & borders and as a cut flower. Larval host plant for the Wild Indigo Duskywing butterfly.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to moist
Height: to 4 feet
Blooms: May-July
Flowers: Purple

Price: $9.25
Downy Wood Mint Downy Wood Mint

Blephilia ciliata

Under-used in home gardens, Downy Wood Mint tolerates a wide range of conditions, is of short stature, provides early season color and fall foliage can present various shades of pink. Also known as Pagoda Plant, this is a wonderful nectar plant for bees. Deer resistant. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Light Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 1-2 feet
Blooms: May-July
Flowers: Light Purple

Price: $9.25
Pale Indian Plantain Pale Indian Plantain

Cacalia atriplicifolia, Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

Interesting large, fan-shaped leaves are white or "pale" on lower surface. Clusters of cream colored blooms are highly attractive to pollinators. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average Moisture
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: July-August
Flower: White-Cream

Price: $9.25
Wild Senna Wild Senna

Cassia marilandica, Senna marilandica

Topped with dense clusters of yellow pea-like flowers in mid-summer, Wild Senna makes a great hedge resistant to deer and rabbits. Low-maintenance. Although shrubby in habit and therefore also included under "woody" here, it is an herbaceous perennial as it dies back to the ground each winter. Sought as a pollinator host plant (Sleepy Orange, Orange-barred Sulfur, Cloudless Sulfur, Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies & the Black Witch moth with wingspan to 7"). Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

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

Price: $9.25
White Turtlehead White Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

Well sought-after host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly. Blooms are white, sometimes tinged with pink. Perfect plant for a damp spot with intermittent light. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Moist
Height: 2'-4 feet
Blooms: August-October
Flower: White, White & Pink

Price: $9.25
Green-and-Gold Green-and-Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum

Also know as Goldstar, this is a readily-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: $9.25
Citronella Horse Balm Citronella Horse Balm

Collinsonia canadensis

Intriguing lemony-fragrant light yellow flowers up to 1/2 inch long in loose-terminal arrangements are an excellent source of late-season nectar for pollinators. Leaves emit a citronella-like odor when crushed. Herbal uses are reported. Spreads easily by rhizomes. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: Average
Height: usually 2-3', up to 4'
Blooms: August to September
Flowers: Light Yellow

Price: $9.25
Mist Flower 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 area 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
Mouse Ear Tickseed Mouse Ear Tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Short stature and charming, airy and long-blooming yellow-orange flowers make this an ideal choice for a front border in intermediate light. Foliage is compact, low & mounding. Remove spent flowers to extend blooming. Self-seeding & slowly spreading by stolons.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: Medium
Height: Flowers to 18 inches
Blooms: April to June
Flowers: yellow-orange

Price: $9.25
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Lance-leaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata

A tried and true plant for the home garden, Lance-leaf Coreopsis is a prolific bloomer and provides excellent cut flowers.

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

Price: $9.25
Greater Coreopsis Greater Coreopsis

Coreopsis major

Daisy-like 2" wide blooms brighten droughty areas with poor soil & full sun. Three-parted leaves are opposite & sessile and so appear to be whorls of 6 on the stem. A rather airy plant good for tucking between other established plants. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Blooms: June to July
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $9.25
Tall Coreopsis Tall Coreopsis

Coreopsis tripteris

Tallest Coreopsis topped with delicate flowers that provide food for Goldfinches if allowed to dry and remain into the fall. One larval host plant for the Common Tan Wave Moth and the interesting Wavy-lined Emerald Moth. Plant spreads readily under favorable conditions. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Wet to Dry
Height: 3 to 8 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $9.25
Pale Purple Coneflower Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea pallida simulata

Also known as Glade Coneflower, this plant is elegant with thin reclining petals. It is under-utilized in the home garden and as a cut flower. Attracts bee and butterflies & provides seed for birds if flowering heads remain through winter. Larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly and Wavy-lined Emerald moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 3 feet
Blooms: June-July
Flowers: Pale Purple to Purple

Price: $9.25
Purple Coneflower Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

A popular plant for good reason. Blooms attract pollinators in summer and their seed feeds birds in the cold months. Beautiful in a home or business planting and in a vase. One larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly and Wavy-lined Emerald moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

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

Price: $9.25
Rattlesnake Master Rattlesnake Master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master is surprisingly a member of the Carrot Family. Spherical flower clusters add much interest to a garden or a bouquet. Larval host to an attractive moth, the Rattlesnake Master Borer. Drought-tolerant. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 4 to 5 feet
Blooms: June-September
Flowers: Green

Price: $9.25
Wild Strawberry 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 as it spreads readily by stolons. Having high ecological value, it provides early season nectar, pollen & serves as a larval host plant. Provenance: Kentucky.

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

Price: $9.25
Helen's Flower Helen's Flower

Helenium autumnale

Also known as Sneezeweed (a misnomer as it is insect pollinated. Pollen is not dispersed via wind), this plant is under-utilized in the home garden and for cut flowers. The flowers have rounded, nearly spherical yellow centers ringed with notched yellow petals. Trim in late June to desired height. A larval host plant for the Dainty Sulfur butterfly. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Blooms: August-October
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $9.25
Narrow-leaved Sunflower Narrow-leaved Sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius

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 dried seeds support many birds in winter. Under favorable conditions, this plant grows large and spreads 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
Downy Sunflower Downy Sunflower

Helianthus mollis

A showy true 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 free 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
Few-leaved Sunflower Few-leaved Sunflower

Helianthus occidentalis

Most of the leaves are clustered in a basal rosette making the flowering stems look airy and perfect to trim and pop into a vase. Like other sunflowers seed heads left on drying fall stems will provide food for birds in winter. Visited by a multitude of pollinators and is one larval host for the Gorgone Checkerspot, Silvery Checkerspot and Painted Lady butterflies.

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

Price: $9.25
Oxeye Sunflower Oxeye Sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides

Beautiful orange-yellow flowers practically glow and will continue to bloom when spent flowers are removed. Variously called Oxeye Sunflower, Early Sunflower, Everlasting Sunflower, & False Sunflower.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: Orange-Yellow

Price: $9.25
Rose Mallow Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Although not a woody plant, this plant fills out like a bush but dies back to the ground each winter. Rose Mallow flowers are large, 4" to 6" across and showy. Ideal for a rain garden, hummingbird garden, or grouped along a patio, pond or ditch. Trim to desired height. A larval host plant to the following butterflies: Common Checkered Skipper, Painted Lady, and Gray Hairstreak. Larval host to the following moths: Yellow Scallop moth, Io moth-very cool, and Pearly Wood Nymph. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 3 to 7 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: White to Pink with Maroon center

Price: $9.25
Purple Rocket Purple Rocket

Iodanthus pinnatifidus

Sweet pale lavender blooms are fragrant and bountiful when sited in intermediate light with moist, well-drained soil. Deserves more use in home gardens. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: May to June
Flowers: Pale Lavender

Price: $9.25
Dwarf Crested Iris Dwarf Crested Iris

Iris cristata

Typically 6 inches or less in height, 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
Southern Blue Flag Iris Southern Blue Flag Iris

Iris virginica

Plant with sword-like leaves and large blue-violet flowers (1-3 cm across) is also well-rooted to help prevent erosion in low areas. Best grown in consistently moist organic soils. Good candidate for a rain garden.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist-Wet
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June
Flowers: Blue-Violet with Yellow

Price: $9.25
Blazing Star 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 large pot. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

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

Price: $9.25
Cardinal Flower Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Truly stunning carmine flowers borne on tall slender spikes which rise from a basal rosette of leaves. Ideal for use in hummingbird and rain gardens. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist-Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Red

Price: $9.25
Great Blue Lobelia Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Spikes of tubular blue-violet flowers attract and support bumblebees. This plant works well in a rain garden, along a waterway or at the edge of a pond. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Moist to Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: Blue-violet

Price: $9.25