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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: $10.95
Wild Hydrangea Wild Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens

Medium sized shrub with clusters of lacy white flowers. Excellent choice for planting in groups along edge habitat in a woodland garden. Also good for rain gardens and along streams. Host to the nifty Hydrangea Sphinx moth with 2" to 3" wingspan. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average to Moist
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: White

Price: $10.95
Elderberry Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry is a good choice for use in a hedge row, border or when planted for wildlife. It has fragrant clusters of white flowers and later, loads of purple berries that draw birds in late summer & fall. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 5 to 12 feet
Blooms: June-July
Flowers: White

Price: $10.95
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: $10.95
Virginia Sweetspire 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: $10.95
Mountain Pepperbush Mountain Pepperbush

Clethra acuminata

Also called Cinnamon Clethra, this is a larger, more vertical shrub than Coastal Sweet Pepperbush (C. alnifolia). Fragrant racemes of white flowers mature into peppercorn-shaped capsules. Foliage is a glowing golden color in autumn & attractive bark is a peeling reddish-brown or cinnamon colored. Clump-forming via suckers. In nature found in rich mountain woods & along streams. Grown from KY-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Height: 10 to 20 feet
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Blooms: Early summer
Flowers: White


Price: $10.95
Steeplebush Steeplebush

Spiraea tomentosa

A good choice for a low hedge, in a rain garden or adjacent to a stream or lake. Pretty pink terminal flower spikes bloom in late summer. Trim in winter or early spring as flowers occur on new wood. Spreads by suckers. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July to Sept
Flowers: Pink

Price: $10.95