17 results found for: Phlox

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Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox Phlox pilosa Description & Overview The German horticulturist Karl Foerster once wrote: ‘Life without phlox is a mistake.’ With their adaptability to many habits, fragrances, and color varieties, Phlox can find a home almost anywhere. More specifically, Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa) are easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennials that flourish in […]

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Woodland Phlox

Woodland Phlox is a true shade-loving Wisconsin native perennial, filling the air with a sweet fragrance. Blooming from April to May, Woodland Phlox has blue to lavender tubular flowers that attract many long-tongued pollinators. Plant in a woodland setting, along pathways, or where their fragrance can be most enjoyed.

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Fungus Among Us

Fungus Among Us There is more going on with autumn leaves besides the color changes of yellow, orange, and red – fungus. September is when fungal spotting has reached its peak, causing many of your favorite plants to defoliate or go dormant early.See, in spring, fungal spores are everywhere, dancing […]

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Amethyst Falls Wisteria

Amethyst Falls Wisteria Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’ Description & Overview Amethyst Falls Wisteria is perfect for smaller spaces, this gorgeous twining vine grows at about a third of the rate of Asian wisteria. Blooms at an early age, with its lightly fragrant purple racemes weeping gracefully downward. Use in containers […]

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American Plum

American Plum Prunus americana Description & Overview American Plum is a Wisconsin native, large scale shrub or small scale tree that can be grown as a single stem or suckering into a shrubby colony. It’s adaptable to a wide variety of soil and climate conditions, and it produces small white […]

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Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum Description & Overview Wild Geranium is a Wisconsin native perennial with delightful loose clusters of saucer-shaped purple-pink flowers with white centers in May through June. The flower are borne above attractive, open clumps of deeply cut, green foliage. This native perennial is great when planted en […]

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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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Blue Harebell (Bellflower)

Blue Harebell Campanula rotundifolia Description & Overview Campanula rotundifolia, commonly known as Blue Harebell, are ethereal and whimsical, calling to mind Snow White skipping through a field plucking wildflowers for her posy. Paper-thin, small blue-violet bell-shaped flowers sit atop delicate stems, nodding and swaying in the breeze. Native to Wisconsin, […]

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Pennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica Description & Overview Those of us contending with the shadier portions of our gardens may sometimes feel that we don’t have enough choices, particularly when it comes to ornamental grasses. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! While many types of grass typically […]

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Prairie Blazing Star

Prairie Blazing Star Liatris pycnostachya Description & Overview Native to Wisconsin, Prairie Blazing Star is the tallest of the blazing stars, reaching 5 feet tall, with tons of bright rose-pink to lilac-purple flowers. Upright and striking, Prairie Blazing Star flowers from top to bottom from July through September, attracting many […]

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Viette’s Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan

Viette’s Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia speciosa ‘Viette’s Little Suzy’ Description & Overview With endless blooms from July through September, great disease resistance, and bright yellow, daisy-like flowers, Viette’s Little Suzy is a dependable perennial that brings a dose of happiness wherever it’s planted. This dwarf cultivar blooms all season […]

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Shooting Star

Shooting Star is a Wisconsin native spring ephemeral of the prairie. They are completely done with their season and go dormant by mid-summer. Wide color variation naturally occurs from purple to pale pink to almost white. Mahogany-colored seed pods that are often not noticed because other tall species have over-topped them by that time.

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2022 Color of the Year & Your Plants

2022 Color of the Year & Your Plants The last two years have been rough and there’s no doubt that we all have struggled in one way or another. We’re now looking at yet another Covid variant and sometimes it can feel like we just can’t catch a break. Despite […]

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Green Dragon

Green Dragon is an interesting woodland plant similar to Jack-in-the-Pulpit but larger and more uncommon. A Wisconsin native plant, three-lobed leaves frame the unusual green and purple-hooded flower. In autumn, vibrant clusters of orange-red berries appear, providing food for wildlife.

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Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed is a Wisconsin native perennial that blooms later than most other milkweeds, extending nourishment options for pollinators well into fall. Clusters of small, white flowers appear, followed by interesting pods that split open to release silky-covered seeds. Whorled Milkweed is an excellent food source for the larvae of Monarch Butterflies as well as short- and long-tongued bees.

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How to Attract Monarchs to Your Yard

How to Attract Monarch Butterflies to Your Yard With the addition of the Monarch butterfly to the Red List of Threatened Species and categorized as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), many people have asked us how they can help this beloved creature. While they face […]