Fairy Moss

Azolla caroliniana -Sun to part shade–  NA native, nitrogen fixer, great for treating water but will take over surface, great animal feed

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica -Sun to shade–  NA native, showy blue flowers, humming bird attractor, moist soil

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Horsetail Rush/Scouring Rush

Equisetum hyemale -Sun to shade–  NA native ornamental evergreen stems, moist to wet soil

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Lizard’s Tail

Saururus cernuus -Sun to part shade–  NA native, ornamental and aromatic foliage, moist soil to shallow water

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Blue Arrows’ Rush

Juncus inflexus -Sun to part shade–  cultivar of NA native, tolerates wide range of soil from dry to wet

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Corkscrew Rush

Juncus effusus -Sun to part shade–  cultivar of NA native, tolerates wide range of soil from dry to wet

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Nora Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke)

(Helianthus tuberosus) -Full Sun to part shade–  Norwegion variety but likely with North American origins. Sunflower with edible tubers. Good flavored, productive beige variety.

Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant,   

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.

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Achira

Canna edulis -Full Sun to light shade–  Edible Canna produces starchy rhizomes similar in texture to potatoes. Dig in fall and start inside late winter.

Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Supernova Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke)

(Helianthus tuberosus) -Full Sun to part shade–  Native sunflower with edible tubers. Exceptionally productive white variety.

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’.

Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant,   

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.

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

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.

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Yacón

Smallanthus sonchifolius -Full Sun to light shade–  Produces large 2″x5″ tubers. Crisp and sweet. Dig in fall, start indoors late winter.

Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Big Leaf Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum -Full to Part Sun–  one of the best pollinator attractors, spreads like other mints

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Virginia Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum -Full to Part Sun–  one of the best pollinator attractors, does not spread aggressively

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Smooth Red Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke)

(Helianthus tuberosus) -Full Sun to light shade–  Native sunflower with large edible tuber, easy to clean variety

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.

Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant,   

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.

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Wild Bergamot (Bee Balm)

Monarda fistulosa -Full to Part Sun–  Good for tea, great pollinator attractor

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.