Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Sun to shade. Ornamental, medicinal shrub/small tree 15-20′ tall. Fragrant yellow fall flowers.

. North American native plant.

Gallon pots $12

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Summer Pastels mix Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

full sun to part shade. beneficial insect attractor, herb

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Full Sun to Part Shade. Very showy, fragrant rose-purple flowers, native wildflower, important host plant for monarch butterflies, 2-4′ tall, grows well in poorly drained areas including clay soil.

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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Virginia Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Full to Part Sun. one of the best pollinator attractors

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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Colorado mix Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

full sun to part shade. beneficial insect attractor, herb

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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Wild Bergamot (Bee Balm)

Monarda fistulosa

Full to Part Sun. Good for tea, great pollinator attractor

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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Supernova Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke)

(Helianthus tuberosus)

Full Sun to part shade. Native sunflower with edible tubers. Exceptionally productive white variety.

Native sunflower species with large nutritious tubers.  Very easy to grow (hard to get rid of!) and productive.  High in inulin, making them an excellent choice for diabetics.  Raw, they are crunchy and juicy with a faint sunflower-seed flavor.  Cooked they are like a watery potato.  A friend once pickled them and they were fabulous!  Can be harvested all winter so long as you can dig a hole.  Herbaceous perennial–dies to the ground each winter but gets going fast and furious in late spring.  Tall, rough stems can get 8′ tall or more with clusters of small yellow sunflower-like blossoms in the fall.  Makes plenty of biomass–might be good for hay, bedding, or mulch.  Will self-seed readily–beware as they have a notorious reputation for being hard to get rid of.  We recommend planting them in an out-of-the-way place you can mow around or you don’t mind them spreading in.  Pigs will root them up to eat the tubers in the fall.

Also from Oikos, exceptionally productive white-skinned variety that has an interesting “fractal-like” form to the tubers.  They are very lumpy and convoluted, making them much harder to clean than ‘Smooth Red’. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Carolina Lupine

Thermopsis caroliniana

Full Sun to light shade. Showy yellow lupine-like flowers. Native, nitrogen fixing, 3-5′ tall, similar to Baptisia but earlier blooming.

Showy yellow flowers cover this native perenial lugume in early spring, followed by ornamental black bean pods. Not technically a lupine despite the common name – it is not edible, but not poisonous like lupines. Vigorous grower once established, reaches 3-5′ tall and has potential as a nitrogen contributing “chop and drop” plant. Nitrogen Fixer. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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Virginia-native  Wild Strawberry

(Fragaria virginiana)

Full Sun to Full Shade. Fast growing groundcover with nickle-sized berries

This is a delightful, shade-tolerant, extra low-growing strawberry that readily fills the role of quick-growing groundcover in landscape beds.  It will weave around and through taller elements in your beds and cover the soil to prevent weeds from coming up.  Less susceptible to “overcrowding” die-out that commercial strawberries have after 5 or 6 years.  Pretty white flowers cover the mat of leaves in the spring, and are followed by delicious little red berries with a unique “waffled” texture.  Not as small as you might think, about the size of a nickel.  Self-fertile. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Dandy Mix Dahlia

Dahlia Variabilis

Full Sun. Native to Mexico, large edible tuber, dig and store over winter 20-24″ tall

. North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Unwin Mix Dahlia

Dahlia Variabilis

Full Sun. Native to Mexico, large edible tuber, dig and store over winter 16-24″ tall

. North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Smooth Red Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke)

(Helianthus tuberosus)

Full Sun to light shade. Native sunflower with large edible tuber, easy to clean variety

Native sunflower species with large nutritious tubers.  Very easy to grow (hard to get rid of!) and productive.  High in inulin, making them an excellent choice for diabetics.  Raw, they are crunchy and juicy with a faint sunflower-seed flavor.  Cooked they are like a watery potato.  A friend once pickled them and they were fabulous!  Can be harvested all winter so long as you can dig a hole.  Herbaceous perennial–dies to the ground each winter but gets going fast and furious in late spring.  Tall, rough stems can get 8′ tall or more with clusters of small yellow sunflower-like blossoms in the fall.  Makes plenty of biomass–might be good for hay, bedding, or mulch.  Will self-seed readily–beware as they have a notorious reputation for being hard to get rid of.  We recommend planting them in an out-of-the-way place you can mow around or you don’t mind them spreading in.  Pigs will root them up to eat the tubers in the fall.

From Oikos Tree Crops in Michigan, this sweet-potato-shaped variety has a stunning red/purple skin and lacks the lumpy side nodules that make most varieties hard to clean.  Not quite as productive as ‘Supernova’ but still plenty to eat each year. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Showy Evening Primrose

Oenothera speciosa

full sun. Native wildflower, spreads aggressively

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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Celandine Poppy Stylophorum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Part to Full Shade. Native Woodland Wildflower

This attractive woodland wildflower will grow well in zones 4-8 in with little to no care in rich woodland soils. It can tolerate drier, sunnier sites with some care. Bright yellow showy flowers bloom in April, and are followed by attractive fuzzy seed pods. After seeds drop out of its large, hairy pods, Celandine Poppy will go dormant. Seedlings will readily emerge everywhere if fresh seed is scattered on the soil surface. There is also a European species known as Celandine Poppy that is somewhat weedy and invasive. The two can be differentiated by their seed pods: the European has smooth pods. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Labrador Violet

Viola labradorica

Part Sun. Native wildflower, good groundcover

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6

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