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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
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: $10.95
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: $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
New Jersey Tea New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

Shrub with a rounded form, fragrant flowers that attract hummingbirds and yellow-green stems in winter. Deep roots makes this plant drought-tolerant but difficult to transplant.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Blooms: May to July
Flowers: Creamy white

Price: $10.95
Carolina Buckthorn Carolina Buckthorn

Rhamnus caroliniana

Also known as Indian Cherry, this small tree abounds with ornamental features & despite the common name, bears no thorns. The air is a-buzz with the sound of pollinators when flowering. Glossy green leaves are ornamental as is the fall fruit which turn from red to black. Fruit provides food for birds at a critical time of year. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 10 to 15 feet
Soil: Average

Price: $10.95
Oakleaf Hydrangea Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Ornamental shrub with multi-season interest. Showy flowers are good cut or dried. Nice fall color and exfoliating bark is attractive in winter. Prune in spring if winter damage occurs.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 6 to 8 feet
Blooms: May to July

Price: $10.95
Round-fruited Saint John's Wort Round-fruited Saint John's Wort

Hypericum sphaerocarpum

Looking for a low-maintenance, low ground cover for a full sun, hot & possibly dry, contained situation? Ideal for a median strip, island in a parking area, etc. We have seen very few weeds come up in our raised bed with this lovely, cheerful ground cover.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry to Medium
Height 1.5 to 2.5 feet
Blooms: June to July

Price: $10.95