Baptisia Australis is beautiful and a sure bet to introduce into your garden. Slow development; it is not uncommon to wait 2 years before the first flowering. Adapts to all soils. Flowers are great for cutting.
Wood Betony is a valuable native flower that is an indicator of pristine prairies. Its’ roots attach to the roots of nearby plants and uptake nutrients. Thereby, wood betony parasitizes other plants, using them as a water and nutrient source. This parasitism helps reduce the vigor of the tall prairie plants.
Other names: American Linden, Bois blanc Basswood is an adaptable native tree with aromatic flowers and pleasant foliage. Its flowers attract a large number of insect pollinators. Basswood honey is delicious. Basswood can serve as a statuesque street tree. It is a medium to large deciduous tree which typically grows to 50-80’ (infrequently to over…
Large rose-purple flowers, with very numerous rays which tend to bloom in profusion. Clasping leaves. Rough stem. Leaves smell a bit spicy when crushed. Provides color and contrast to the fall perennial border front. Mass or plant in groups. Also effective naturalized in drifts in meadows or in native or wildflower gardens.
Iris versicolor, commonly called northern blue flag, is a clump-forming iris that is native to marshes, swamps, wet meadows, ditches and shorelines from Manitoba to Nova Scotia. It has deep blue to purple flowers, the foliage is sword-like, and the flowers are complex and very showy.
Bluets bloom for 2 or 3 weeks in the spring. Its plant helps filter water runoff. It makes a small contribution to stabilizing soil. They can be planted in meadows. It grows especially well among grasses and a good choice for rock gardens, lawn replacement and on the edge of a path.
Hepaticas are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring. The flowers close at night time and cloudy days when pollinators are not likely to be flying. They are delicately attractive and have a tendency to blow about on their slender stems in the wind.
White Turtlehead has masses of beautiful white hooded flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. A good choice for shade or woodland gardens, bog gardens, pond or water garden peripheries, wildflower or native plant gardens.
There are two species of Blue Cohosh: Caulophyllum thalictroides and Caulophyllum giganteum. Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue Cohosh) generally has lighter greenish flowers which bloom after the leaves have opened. Caulophyllum giganteum (Giant Blue Cohosh) has dark purple/red flowers which open with or before the leaves.
Delicate and graceful, the purple bell-shaped flowers of this perennial are attractive, but have no noticeable scent. Each plant produces an abundance of flowers. They are also ideal for rock gardens, naturalized areas and containers.
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