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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: $11.95
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: $11.95
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: $11.95
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: $11.95
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: $11.95
Obedient Plant Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana

White to pink tubular flowers fill the flowering stalk attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Makes a lasting cut flower. Spreads readily. Consider using in contained situation for home garden use.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Blooms: August-October
Flowers: White to Pink

Price: $11.95
Celandine Poppy Celandine Poppy

Stylophorum diphyllum

Darling little plant useful as an early season ground cover. Self-sows in favorable conditions. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Shade to Full Shade
Soil: Moist
Height: to 1.5 feet
Blooms: April-June
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $11.95
False Aloe False Aloe

Manfreda virginica

Also called American Agave, this plant has a basal rosette of fleshy leaves. The flowers, both interesting and fragrant, are borne on tall slender stems. An excellent drought-tolerant plant for a dry sunny spot or rock garden. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: Yellowish-Green

Price: $11.95
Hairy Alumroot Hairy Alumroot

Heuchera villosa

Low, clump-forming perennial with tidy rosettes reminiscent of maple leaves. Lovely when grouped for use in borders, rock gardens. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Blooms: July to September
Flowers: White to Pink


Price: $11.95
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: $11.95
Broad Beech Fern Broad Beech Fern

Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Fronds are triangular. Elegant & hardy plant for greenery & texture in humusy, shady spot. Will spread easily by rhizomes in optimal conditions. Provenance: Kentucky.

Light: Part Shade
Soil: Average to Damp
Height: to 2 feet

Price: $11.95
Ohio Spiderwort Ohio Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Clump forming plant with interesting bluish-green foliage & bright blue-purple flowers. Spreads vigorously under ideal conditions.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 3 feet
Blooms: May to July
Flowers: Pinkish-Purple to Bluish-Purple

Price: $11.95
Scouringrush Horsetail Scouringrush Horsetail

Equisetum hyemale

Belonging to a family of primitive vascular plants, this plant does not flower but forms cone-like heads that bear spores. Evergreen stems provide very interesting visual texture in all seasons. Be forewarned that containment in a large pot is highly recommended for home use of this plant. It can spread aggressively by rhizomes, even bypassing pavement underground to colonize new areas.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: None

Price: $11.95
Rose Vervain Rose Vervain

Verbena canadensis

Attractive low mounding short-lived perennial with an extended bloom period. Good for ground cover, hanging baskets, window boxes, rock gardens & in pots. Attracts hummingbirds.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: to 1.5 feet
Blooms: May to August
Flowers: Pink to Purple

Price: $11.95
Common Rush Common Rush

Juncus effusus

A clumping semi-evergreen plant with an interesting spreading vertical habit. Use in areas in need of erosion control & in water gardens, container gardens, at pond's edge or other damp areas. Spreads under favorable conditions. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Wet to Average
Height: 2 to 4 feet

Price: $11.95
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: $11.95
Orange Coneflower Orange Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

A pleasing clump forming plant bearing bright & bold yellow-orange blooms that last for weeks. Great as a cut flower, for use in rain gardens & massing to create a border. Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom time. Spreads by rhizomes. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full sun
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Soil: Average to Dry
Blooms: June to October
Flowers: yellow-orange

Price: $11.95
Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder

Polemonium reptans

Mound-shaped plant. Leaves have interesting textural appeal. In nature, occurs in rich soil, often near a stream. Self-seeds in optimal conditions.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: Medium
Height: 12 to 18 inches
Blooms: April to June

Price: $11.95
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: $11.95
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: $11.95
Clustered Mountain Mint Clustered Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Also called Short-toothed Mountain Mint. In mid to late summer flowers are subtended by gray-silver bracts & are lovely en masse. Foliage is minty aromatic. Vigorous grower. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Average
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Blooms: July to September
Flowers: White & pink

Price: $11.95
Wild Blue Phlox Wild Blue Phlox

Phlox divaricata

Lovely low mat-forming native perennial with abundant, fragrant blue-violet flowers in spring. Useful along a path or rock garden. Prefers rich, moist well-drained humus soil.

Light: Part to Full Shade
Soil: Average
Height: to 1 foot
Blooms: April to May
Flowers: Blue-Violet

Price: $11.95
Wild Ginger Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense

Heart shaped leaves spread via rhizomes to form an attractive ground cover for shade.

Light: Part to Full Shade
Soil: Average to Wet, Well-drained
Height: to 1 foot
Blooms: April to May (but are low to ground, making them difficult to notice)

Price: $11.95
Allegheny Spurge Allegheny Spurge

Pachysandra procumbens

Excellent ground cover with blue-green leaves often mottled. Flowers emerge in spring, before new leaves develop.

Light: Full to Part Shade
Height: to 1 foot
Soil: Average
Blooms: March to April
Flowers: White

Price: $11.95
Large Flower Valerian Large Flower Valerian

Valeriana pauciflora

Tubular pink-white flowers occur in clusters at top of stems in spring and look quite elegant. In nature, plant may be found in moist, well-drained soil adjacent to waterways. A good candidate to place where invasive exotic Garlic mustard has been removed. Give this plant room in optimal conditions. Tends to spread readily from stolons. Provenance: Kentucky.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: moist, well-drained
Height: 1 to 2.5 feet
Blooms: Spring

Price: $11.95
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: $11.95
American Alumroot American Alumroot

Heuchera americana

Attractive mounded rosette makes excellent front border plant. Appreciates some afternoon shade. In fall, leaves may turn interesting shades of purple, orangish-brown. Kentucky source.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: Medium
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Blooms: June to August

Price: $11.95
Creeping Phlox Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera

In nature found in rich woods with moist, well-drained acidic soil. Can spread to form low, carpet-like colonies.

Light: Intermediate
Soil: Medium
Height: 6 to 12 inches
Blooms: July to September

Price: $11.95
American Germander American Germander

Teucrium canadense

Suitable for stream sides or low areas that would benefit from a lush ground cover. Spreads by seed and rhizomes to form colonies. Flowers range from white to lavender-pink. Grown from Kentucky source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Medium to Moist
Height: 1.5 to 3 feet
Blooms: June to September

Price: $11.95
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia humifusa

A native cactus found in glades and open woods. Semi-prostrate succulent pads form colonies when grown in well drained soil. Take care to avoid spines and tufts of bristles which easily attach to skin and cause discomfort. Flowers are yellow with a reddish inner ring. Kentucky source.

Light: Full Sun
Height: 6 to 12 inches
Soil: Dry, well-drained
Blooms: June to July

Price: $13.95