48 results found for: Coneflower

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Pale Purple Coneflower

Pale Purple Coneflower Echinacea pallida Description & Overview Pale Purple Coneflower is a beautiful Wisconsin native perennial that will handle many soil types and moisture levels. Typically found in prairies, they are tough and can handle rocky, clay, and dry soil. Their taproot makes them drought tolerant. They are distinguishable […]

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Yellow Coneflower

Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata Description & Overview Native to dry prairies and savannas in Wisconsin, Yellow Coneflower is a striking plant, featuring vibrant yellow, slightly drooping florets that surround a skyward-pointing cone-like green center. Coarse, rough leaves on sturdy, long flower stalks contrast with its nodding and graceful heads that […]

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Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower is a cornucopia of color with electrifying shades of orange, coral red, rosy red, yellow, creamy white, and purple. Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower puts on a show from summer to fall, attracting many pollinators. Leave the spent blooms up over winter to provide tasty snacks to songbirds and winter interest in the landscape.

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Magnus Purple Coneflower

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Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion

Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion Allium ‘Summer Peek-a-Boo’ Description & Overview Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion is a sport of Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ with medium purple flower heads set consistently above compact foliage. Expect your onions to attract butterflies and pollinators. ‘Summer Peek-a-Boo’ is an excellent choice for containers with an above […]

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Butterflyweed

Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Description & Overview Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Pleurisy Root, Chigger Flower is a slow-to-emerge perennial bearing fragrant clusters of orange flowers which attract butterflies. The seedpods are quite ornamental. Drought tolerant once established, requiring well drained soil. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]

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Crazy Common Caterpillars

My son, Jack loved to grab, throw, and chew on books when he was one year old. He also adored books being read aloud to him. I was reading him “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and it occurred to me that we often overlook these juvenile versions of […]

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Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan

Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Little Goldstar’ PP22,397 Description & Overview Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan is an ultra-compact profuse bloomer, supporting as many as 80 flowers. Handles heat, humidity, cold, and drought once established. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – Variety of North American Native USDA Hardiness […]

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Deer Protection, Buck Rub & Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants, Buck Rub & Protection Deer resistant plants is a very common topic in Wisconsin, especially in fall. It\’s often an initial question on new landscape projects of all sizes. Deer resistant, repellent, deterrent, and deer proof can all be used synonymously with the topic. Ultimately, fencing is […]

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Common Hackberry

Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Description & Overview Common Hackberry is a large, Wisconsin native shade tree with a vase shape canopy. It tolerates tough sites and excels in urban plantings. Hackberry has characteristic wart-like bark and dark-red to purple fruits, lending itself well to bird-centric landscapes. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]

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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort Hypericum kalmianum Description & Overview St. John’s Wort is a handsome dense, rounded shrub with charming blue-green foliage. Abundant bright yellow flowers bloom in summer. The stems and seedheads appear varnished in winter adding a unique texture to the landscape. May also be known as Kalm’s St. […]

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Ames St. John’s Wort

Ames St. John’s Wort Hypericum kalmianum ‘Ames’ Description & Overview A hardy form selected at Iowa State University, Ames St. John’s Wort is a perfectly rounded shrub with masses of beautiful 1” golden yellow flowers that bloom in mid-summer. In winter, the exfoliating bark and varnished seed heads give a […]

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Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Description & Overview A monarch of the native prairie grasses! Big Bluestem forms large clumps with blue-green to silvery-blue foliage that changes to attractive shades of bronze and reddish-copper with the first frost. In late August purplish flower spikes emerge producing distinctive three-parted seed heads. A […]

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Winecraft Black® Smokebush

Winecraft Black® Smokebush Cotinus coggygria ‘NCCO1’ PPAF Description & Overview In spring, the round leaves of Winecraft Black® Smokebush emerge rich purple, turning a deep near-black tone as summer progresses. In early summer, large, soft panicles of bloom appear that become the misty “smoke” that makes this such a popular […]

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Palace Purple Coralbells

Palace Purple Coralbells Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ Description & Overview Palace Purple Coralbells produce an attractive and versatile low growing mound of ivy-shaped foliage which changes color depending on light exposure. When sited in sunny spots, the leaves are a rich bronze-green, while shadier sites produce deep mahogany-red foliage. Spikes of […]

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Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum Description & Overview Prairie Smoke is an excellent native perennial for all season interest! In spring sprays of pendulous pinkish-white flowers explode into a striking display of smoky-pink feathery plumes creating a billowy cloud of “smoke”. Its fern-like mounds of foliage remain attractive all season and […]

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Zagreb Coreopsis

Zagreb Coreopsis Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ Description & Overview Zagreb Coreopsis is a compact, clump forming plant with airy, thread-like bright green foliage. Daisy-like golden-yellow flowers are borne above the foliage throughout the summer. This selection is longer-lived than ‘Moonbeam’, making it a fine replacement that has a place in any […]

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Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern is a Wisconsin native perennial fern that prefers partial to full shade. Sensitive Fern will mature to 1-2 feet tall and 1.5-2 feet wide.

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Cinnamon Fern

Cinnamon Fern is a Wisconsin native perennial fern with light-colored leaves contrast beautifully with the cinnamon-colored stalks of the fertile spikes.

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Miss Manners Obedient Plant

Miss Manners Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ Description & Overview Attractive white snapdragon-like flowers make this plant perfect to mix into colorful beds. Miss Manners is also a non-invasive, clumping form of the Obedient Plant making it a great alternative. Its tubular flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and all sorts […]

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American Gold Rush Rudbeckia

American Gold Rush Rudbeckia Rudbeckia x ‘American Gold Rush’ PP28,498 Description & Overview Bright yellow flowering and foliar disease resistant this hybrid nativar thrives in full sun and average soil conditions. Tolerant of both hot and humid summer months, American Gold Rush Rudbeckia is naturally compact fitting well into a […]

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Pink Cat Catmint

Pink Cat Catmint Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ Description & Overview Prolific hot-pink flowers emerge over top 4-6” tall mounds of dense, aromatic, dark green foliage that is resistant to rabbit and deer grazing. A stunning herbaceous perennial in the front of garden beds, borders and in mixed container plantings. Pink […]

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Limber Honeysuckle

Limber Honeysuckle Lonicera dioica Description & Overview Limber Honeysuckle is a Wisconsin native vine. It’s a low, climbing, vine-like shrub with arching branches. In late spring, expect a display of showy red, stalk-less flowers with yellow stamens. Afterwards, it forms green fruits that mature to a vibrant red-orange. It’s deciduous, […]

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Nodding Pink Onion

Nodding Pink Onion Allium cernuum Description & Overview Nodding Pink Onion is a hardy, native North American species with a characteristic drooping flower stalk. As a whole, the plant looks beautiful and delicate. The leaves are light green and grass-like. The flower stalk is long and thin with a droop […]

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Millenium Ornamental Onion

Millenium Ornamental Onion Allium ‘Millenium’ Description & Overview ‘Millenium’ is a hybrid allium of unknown parentage, selected for its tidy foliage and 2″ round, rose-purple flowers that bloom July-August. It makes an excellent addition when growing en masse or as part of a border. The name ‘Millenium’ is a nod […]

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Summer Beauty Ornamental Onion

Summer Beauty Ornamental Onion Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ Description & Overview Summer Beauty Ornamental Onion is a fine mid-sized onion for nearly any well-drained condition. They are drought tolerant and long-lived. This pink flowering onion puts on a show right in the heat of summer, later than most other onions in […]

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Montrose White Calamint

Montrose White Calamint Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta ‘Montrose White’ Description & Overview Montrose White Calamint is a very long-blooming perennial flower that is loaded with small white flowers from summer through fall. It’s favorite of many of our staff members for its extremely long bloom period, its resistance to animal […]

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Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac

Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ Description & Overview A small stature tree with beautiful late spring blooms. Creamy white flowers stand out against its dark green foliage. Incredibly fragrant blooms are sure to fill your landscape with a lovely aroma. Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac is […]

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Top Selling Plants [2021 Update]

The top-selling plants of 2021 include a list of those most used plants by our customers including municipalities, land managers, and private homeowners. This is a fun insight into the most planted trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials, and fruit trees in 2021.An amazing realization is that people are choosing Wisconsin native […]

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Bird Garden in Wisconsin

Build a Bird Garden in Wisconsin How to Build a Bird Garden in Wisconsin no-repeat;center top;;auto0px Build a Bird Garden in WisconsinWatching backyard birds is relaxing, entertaining, and educational. Seeing a bright red cardinal in the middle of winter is uplifting. A visit from a ruby-throated hummingbird outside the breakfast […]

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Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa Description & Overview Wild Bergamot is an iconic Wisconsin native perennial is commonly seen in dry prairies, meadows, and wood edges. Soft lavender-pink flowers show up in late June through August (sometimes as late as September), which offers a midsummer food source for a variety of […]

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Black Walnut

Black Walnut Juglans nigra Description & Overview Black Walnut is a large deciduous tree native to Eastern North America that produces edible nuts in the fall. The nuts are a valuable food source for local wildlife. It is one of North America’s most valuable trees due to its high-quality timber. […]

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Black Cherry

Black Cherry Prunus serotina Description & Overview Black Cherry is a medium-to-large sized deciduous tree that is native to much of eastern North American, Mexico, and Central America. It typically occurs in both lowland and upland woods and along streams. It is noted for its fragrant white flowers, attractive glossy […]

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Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop

Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ Description & Overview Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop packs a visual punch in the garden with its upright architecture and season-long color. Part of the Lamiaceae (mint) family, Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop’s stems are enrobed with fuzzy leaves that have a pleasant licorice scent. Flower spikes are […]

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Speckled Alder

Speckled Alder gives back what it takes ten-fold. Often found in areas with wet soil in or along swamps, meadows, and streams, Speckled Alder often serves as erosion control along banks while providing protection, shelter, and food to many species. It’s a nitrogen-fixing species, replenishing the soil and nourishing the plants growing around it. We typically grow it as a small tree, but it tends to take the form of a multi-stemmed shrub when left to grow in the wild.