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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 is low maintenance & deer and rabbit resistance. Although shrubby in habit and therefore also included under "woody" here, it is an herbaceous perennial, sprouting at ground level each spring. Pollinator host plant to 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: $11.95
Spicebush Spicebush

Lindera benzoin

Larval host plant for the black and iridescent-blue Spicebush Swallowtail. The caterpillars are adorable, curling up in a leaf, with "eyes" to deter predators. Spicebush is a shrub that has highly aromatic foliage when crushed and turns a lovely pale yellow in autumn. Female bushes bear bright red fat-rich berries that are highly prized by birds. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 6 to 12 feet


Price: $11.95
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: $11.95
Buttonbush Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Shrub. Showy white flowers borne in spherical clusters draw numerous pollinators. Bees use nectar for making honey, seeds feed wildlife. Great for borders, rain gardens or as a specimen plant, even erosion control. Larval host plant for a number of species of Lepidoptera. Prune to desired shape. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

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

Price: $11.95
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: $11.95
Strawberry Bush Strawberry Bush

Euonymus americanus

Well behaved shrub producing showy fall fruits with hot pink capsules and dangling orange-red fleshy arils. Fall foliage is a wonderful crimson attached to the bright green stems. Attracts birds. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 4 to 6 feet
Blooms: May-June
Flowers: Green-Yellow

Price: $11.95
Ninebark Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

Clusters of white-pink spirea-like flowers bloom in spring, pink fruit (pictured) and exfoliating bark in fall & winter give this shrub multi-season appeal. Good for erosion control, specimen & hedges. Larval host to many (40) native Lepidoptera.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 5 to 8 feet
Blooms: May to June
Flowers: White to Pink

Price: $11.95
Prairie Rose Prairie Rose

Rosa setigera

Deciduous shrub that works well in hedges as a shrub or climber. Nice fall color and hips.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 6 to 12 feet
Blooms: June

Price: $11.95
Red Mulberry Red Mulberry

Morus rubra

Fruits are a bird favorite. This plant can proliferate by self-seeding & consider planting away from surfaces which stain from fruit, such as a sidewalk. Male and female typically occur on separate plants. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Height: 35 to 50 feet
Soil: Average
Blooms: March to April

Price: $11.95
American Hazelnut American Hazelnut

Corylus americana

Tall, multi-stemmed shrub producing edible nuts. Both male and female flowers occur on the same plant. Fall color varies from bright combinations to a dull yellow. Spreads by root suckers.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 10 to 16 feet
Blooms: March to April

Price: $11.95
Shumard Oak Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii

To 60 feet with good fall color in shades of red, this tree is a great candidate for a shade tree, street tree, etc. Drought tolerant and tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Oaks host hundreds of moths & butterflies in their vulnerable immature life stages. KY source.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Medium
Height: to 60'

Price: $11.95
Rose Mallow Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Although not a woody plant, this plant fills out like a bush & 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.

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

Price: $13.95
American Snowbell American Snowbell

Styrax americanus

Known for it's showy pendulous white flowers with reflexed petals. Grows in medium soil and wet areas. Trim to shape like a small tree or shrub. Host plant for the Promethea moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 6 to 10 feet
Blooms: April to May

Price: $13.95