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These plants were selected based upon showiness and height. Please note the growing requirements for each. Light and soil moisture requirements vary. Also included are other natives such as ornamental grasses, shrubs & trees.
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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: $13.95
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: $13.95
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: $13.95
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: $13.95
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: $13.95
Calico Beardtongue Calico Beardtongue

Penstemon calycosus

Under-used & well-suited for home garden use, Calico Beardtongue has 1" long pink tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds. Foliage is semi-glossy and may turn purple in fall. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Filtered Shade
Soil: Moist to Dry
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: June to July
Flowers: Violet to Pink

Price: $13.95
Little Bluestem Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium

Used as an ornamental grass with silvery & bluish green leaves in rain gardens & pollinator gardens. Attractive bronze fall foliage & purplish flowers. Provides food & cover for wildlife.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: August to February

Price: $13.95
Whorled Stonecrop Whorled Stonecrop

Sedum ternatum

Hardy & unique, this trailing succulent 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: $13.95
Hairy Beardtongue Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus

Front yard worthy. At 18 inches tall, this plant will grow in full sun to shade, moist soil to dry. Lovely purple tubular flowers support the hummingbird & many pollinators. Under-used as a yard plant. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Shade
Height: to 18"
Soil: Moist to Dry
Blooms: May to June
Flowers: Pink-Purple

Price: $13.95
Limestone Fameflower Limestone Fameflower

Talinum calcaricum

A lovely little succulent perfect for a rock garden or other dry, sandy spot. It's magenta blooms open in the late afternoon and blooming lasts for weeks. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry
Height: leaves to 2 inches, flowers to 6 inches
Blooms: throughout summer

Price: $13.95
Cliff Goldenrod Cliff Goldenrod

Solidago drummondii

Arcs or cascades over retaining walls or slopes in full sun, dry to average soil. Not aggressive like other goldenrod species. Goldenrods are excellent pollinator plants. Not native to Kentucky, but to neighboring states.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Medium
Height: 1.5 to 3 feet
Blooms: August to September

Price: $13.95
Sundrops Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa tetragona

Large bright yellow day-flowering plant with nice dark green foliage. Can be used as a ground cover but is not aggressive. Stems and foliage often turn reddish in fall.

Light: Full sun
Soil: Dry to Moist
Height: to 2 feet
Blooms: April to June

Price: $13.95
Pale Beardtongue Pale Beardtongue

Penstemon pallidus

At the nursery, this beardtongue flowers early, is typically 2' tall or less and stays put. It's a good choice for early nectar & for a spot in the front yard. Flowers white to pale pink on downy stems.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Dry to Medium
Height: 1 to 2.5 feet
Blooms: May to July

Price: $13.95
Eastern Whiteflower Beardtongue Eastern Whiteflower Beardtongue

Penstemon tenuiflorus

In nature found in western Kentucky on thin calcareous soil in open woods. Graceful white tubular flowers benefit hummingbirds. Kentucky source seed.

Light: Full sun to Part Shade
Soil: Medium, well-drained to Dry
Height: to 2.5 feet
Blooms: April to June

Price: $13.95
Wild Geranium Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum

Pretty little plant with mounding habit. Can be massed as a ground cover. Resistant to rabbits, deer.

Light: Prefers intermediate
Soil: Medium
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Blooms: April to May

Price: $13.95
Shrubby Saint John's Wort Shrubby Saint John's Wort

Hypericum prolificum

Upright shrub tolerant of a wide variety of soil types and good for stabilizing embankments or creating a boundary or hedge. Flowers to 1" in diameter. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average (but drought-tolerant)
Height: usually 1 to 4 feet
Blooms: June to August
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $15.95