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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
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
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
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
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
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
Big Leaf Aster Big Leaf Aster

Eurybia macrophylla

Aka Large Leaf Aster, this plant is useful as a ground cover in moist, well drained soil in part shade. Flowers provide important late season nectar. Spreads by rhizomes in optimal conditions.

Light: best in part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: September to October
Flowers: white to violet

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
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
Roundleaf Ragwort Roundleaf Ragwort

Senecio obovatus, Packera obovatus

Small, cheerful and typically prolific ground cover for intermediate light. Seeds in to provide a bright yellow blanket in spring. Under-utilized. Kentucky source.

Light: Prefers intermediate
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 12 to 18 inches
Blooms: April to June

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