September 27, 2010
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Spikenard

Spikenard Aralia racemosa Description & Overview Is it a perennial? Is it a shrub? No, it’s Spikenard! This native, shrubby perennial thrives in the shady, moist, fertile soils of forest floors but can also tolerate rock and clay. It has beautiful, large, compound green leaves with showy white flower racemes […]
September 27, 2010
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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 […]
August 10, 2010
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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 […]
July 31, 2010
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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 […]
July 31, 2010
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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 […]
July 31, 2010
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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 […]
July 25, 2010
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Trevi Fountain Lungwort

Trevi Fountain Lungwort Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ PP13,047 Description & Overview Trevi Fountain Lungwort is an excellent low-maintenance perennial for use as a border or groundcover. Its intense blue flowers in early spring add a pop of color when few other perennials are blooming. The low foliage of Trevi Fountain shines […]
July 25, 2010
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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 […]
July 15, 2010
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Dwarf Goatsbeard

Dwarf Goatsbeard Aruncus aethusifolius Description & Overview An especially attractive dwarf version of the more familiar, taller, “Goatsbeard”. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 3 Mature Height: 8″-12″ Mature Spread: 12″-16″ Growth Rate: Moderate Growth Form: Perennial Light Requirements: Partial Shade Site Requirements: Intolerant of dry […]
July 13, 2010
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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: […]
June 14, 2010
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Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Description & Overview Single paired 8-12″ long, 3-lobed leaves frame the unusual green and purple hooded flowers. A superb woodland plant that becomes most visible in early autumn when its striking clusters of orange-red berries appear on leafless stalks brightening up shaded recesses. Core […]
May 25, 2010
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Heath Aster

Heath Aster Symphyotrichum ericoides Description & Overview A bushy, clump-forming native forb that spreads by creeping rhizomes. Abundant, white ¼” flowers with yellow centers are produced from August through October. Performs best in full sun, sandy to loamy, well-draining soils. Pollinators and wildlife will flock to asters in late summer […]
April 30, 2010
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Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis Description & Overview Lily of the Valley is an adaptable, shade-tolerant, spreading perennial that has historically been used as a groundcover in the difficult shade garden. We have discontinued producing and selling this plant due to its aggressive behavior in the landscape and invasive […]
April 22, 2010
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Moonshine Yarrow

Moonshine Yarrow Achillea x ‘Moonshine’ Description & Overview Moonshine Yarrow is a compact perennial of aromatic, ferny, gray-green foliage. Sulfur yellow flowers are produced all summer on sturdy stems and will rebloom when deadheaded. Attractive seedheads persist over winter. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 […]
April 6, 2010
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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 […]
April 5, 2010
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Rosy Returns Daylily

Rosy Returns Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ Description & Overview This reblooming dwarf small daylily produces fragrant, 4″ rose-pink blend flowers with a deep rose eyezone and yellow throat. Bred by Darrel Apps, Rosy Returns Daylily combines bigger flowers with smaller stature for a striking border in any landscape. Rosy Returns […]
April 5, 2010
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Rocket City Daylily

Rocket City Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rocket City’ Description & Overview Rocket City Daylily shows off with large, bittersweet orange flowers with a darker eye and lighter orange-yellow mid-ribs. This taller daylily cultivar will warm up any space with its flowers! When massed, the sea of showy orange flowers is a sight […]
April 5, 2010
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Pardon Me Daylily

Pardon Me Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’ Description & Overview Pardon Me Daylily is a lovely reblooming miniature that produces a profusion of 2 ¾-inch bright red flowers with a yellow-green throat. Bred by Darrell Apps, this selection is known for its clear red flowers and relentless blooms. Core Characteristics Wisconsin […]
April 5, 2010
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Hyperion Daylily

Hyperion Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’ Description & Overview Hyperion Daylily is a tried-and-true selection from the 1920’s. Aptly named, this cultivar produces large, 5-inch citron-yellow flowers that reach their peak in July. The tall scapes hold the wonderfully fragrant flowers at the perfect height for summer scent! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
April 4, 2010
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Strutter’s Ball Daylily

Strutter’s Ball Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Strutter’s Ball’ Description & Overview Strutter’s Ball Daylily will steal the show with its 6-inch cranberry-purple flowers with lemon-green throats! This midseason bloomer carries its large flowers high above the foliage, allowing the use of lower perennials to create layered textures. Extended blooms will last up […]
April 4, 2010
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Chicago Apache Daylily

Chicago Apache Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’ Description & Overview Chicago Apache Daylily stands out with its midseason 5-inch bright scarlet-red flowers with vivid yellow throats and slightly ruffled edges. Its flower color won’t fade in sun and it possesses the drought resistance of other Hemerocallis cultivars. A tetraploid selection. Core […]
April 4, 2010
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Happy Returns Daylily

Happy Returns Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ Description & Overview Bred by Darrel Apps, Happy Returns Daylily is a vigorous reblooming miniature selection. Radiant, 2¾ inch lemon-yellow flowers are held above the foliage throughout the season, adding interest to any border or mass planting. An excellent choice to add reliable, bright […]
April 4, 2010
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Little Grapette Daylily

Little Grapette Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Little Grapette’ Description & Overview Little Grapette Daylily is a compact miniature daylily. Tidy clumps of grass-like leaves are highlighted by lavender-purple flowers on tall scapes. This smaller growing selection reblooms throughout the summer months. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 […]
April 4, 2010
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Stella De Oro Daylily

Stella De Oro Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Stella De Oro’ Description & Overview Stella De Oro Daylily (also known as Stella D’Oro) is a reblooming, dwarf miniature daylily with beautiful 2 3/4″ canary-yellow flowers and lightly ruffled petals. This tried-and-true standby is great for masses, borders, and restricted sites where maintenance is […]
March 25, 2010
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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 […]
March 22, 2010
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Strawberry Seduction Yarrow

Strawberry Seduction Yarrow Achillea millefolium ‘Strawberry Seduction’ PP18,401 Description & Overview Strawberry Seduction Yarrow produces large corycombs of tiny, velvet red florets with bright gold centers. This vigorous grower has an upright, vase-shaped habit with lovely, deep green foliage. It is drought tolerant once established and attracts butterflies! Core Characteristics […]
March 1, 2010
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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 […]
February 21, 2010
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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 […]
February 18, 2010
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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 […]
February 18, 2010
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White Prairie Clover

White Prairie Clover Dalea candida Description & Overview This eco-beneficial perennial draws the eye in with tall green spikes emerging from a crown of white flowers that work their way upwards throughout the season. White Prairie Clover is a native perennial that thrives in mesic (average moisture) to dry conditions, […]
February 16, 2010
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Hoary Vervain

Hoary Vervain is a stunner in the garden with blue-purple flower spikes that bloom from the bottom to the top from May into September. A Wisconsin native perennial, Hoary Vervain attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators continuously throughout the season. Wonderful for borders, prairies, native gardens, or anywhere height and texture is needed.
February 11, 2010
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Culver’s Root

Culver’s Root Veronicastrum virginicum Description & Overview White candelabra-like flowers bloom in July, lasting through August. Gray-green, upright foliage adds visual texture and height. Found throughout Wisconsin in moist prairies, savannas, and open woodland edges. Attracts butterflies, bees, wasps, and moths. May also be known as Culver’s-physic, Bowman’s root. Core […]
February 5, 2010
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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 […]
February 5, 2010
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Giant Solomon’s Seal

Giant Solomon’s Seal Polygonatum biflorum Description & Overview A native, rhizomatous, perennial wildflower that occurs in rich woods throughout WI and many other states. The structure boasts an upright, marvelously arching stem with, bell shaped flowers, usually in pairs of 2 along the underside of the stem. Usually found in […]
February 1, 2010
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Harlequin Blue Flag Iris

Harlequin Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor Description & Overview Harlequin Blue Flag Iris is a Wisconsin native, clump-forming iris that you typically encounter in wet prairies, marshes, fens, stream banks, ditches, and shorelines. In May, flower stalks bear 3 to 5 showy, rich violet-blue flowers that are 3″ to 4″ […]