Plant of the Month
Plant of the Month
Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is a resident of bogs.  The cup-shaped leaves catch rain water and are designed to trap small insects which are then 'digested' by the plant.  Pitcher Plants need constantly moist soil and an acidic



Perennials  B-D                                                                                                 

  • "100-Mile" means the plant grows within a 100 mile radius of the nursery
  • We are no longer propagating plants for sale.  This page is for reference only.

*Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo) EAST N.A.  

Description: H90cm, W90cm; violet flowers with attractive foliage; spring
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Woodland edges, Moist Prairies
Where to Use: Perennial border, Prairie, Meadow, Background for lower plants with summer bloom; Drought tolerant

*Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)     100 Mile

Description: H40cm W 30cm; blue bells in summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; well-drained soils, rock crevices, walls/cliffs
Where to Use: Perennial bed, rock garden
   Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet)  100 Mile
Description: Woody vine up to 7m; Orange and red arils (fruit) in the fall
Natural Habitat: Woodland edge, Open woods, Thickets, Old fences
Where to Use: Sun/Part sun; Mature trees, Fences, Trellises (heavy duty); Fruits can be dried and used as decoration; Attracts wildlife
   Chasmanthium latifolia (Northern Sea Oats) EAST N.A.
Description: H90-120cm, W80cm, grass with wide spikelets turning pink/tan in autumn
Natural Habitat: Sun/Light shade; River banks
Where to Use: Meadow, Perennial border; Seed heads provide interest from summer through winter; Excellent contrast with flowering perennials
   *Chelone glabra (Turtlehead) 100 Mile
Description: H90cm, W60cm; pinkish white; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Moist meadows, Stream and Marsh edges, Moist woods, Shorelines
Where to Use: Moist meadows, Shorelines, Pond gardens, Perennial border (with moisture); Provides good late season flowers; Good nectar plant

 Chelone obliqua (Pink Turtlehead)     Eastern N.A.

Description: H70cm, W60cm; pink, summer
Where to use:  Sun/Part sun, Average to moist soils, Wetland/Pond edge, Moist meadows
Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Snakeroot)   100 Mile
Description: H90-150cm, W90cm, tall white plumes in summer
Natural Habitat:  Part shade/Shade; Moist woodland soils, Mature woods
Where to Use:   Woodland, Shade garden, Background for borders
   *Clematis virginiana (Virgin's Bower, Wild Clematis)     100 Mile
Description: Vine to 3m; clusters of small white flowers in summer; ornamental seed heads
Natural Habitat: Part sun; Forest edges, clearings, fencerows
Where to Use: Fences, arbors, mixed shrub planting, woodland edges

*Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf Coreopsis)      100 Mile

Description: 30-50cm; yellow blooms in summer
Where to Use: Full sun; well-drained soils; tolerates dry/poor solis; prolific bloomer for meadow or perennial bed; attracts butterflies and birds

*Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Tickseed)     100 Mile

Description: H90-180cm, W90cm, yellow, late summer
Natural Habitat:  Clearings, Meadows
Where to Use:  Tall Meadows, Woodland edge, Back of Perennial Border
   Delphinium exaltatum (Tall Larkspur)      Eastern N.A
Description: 90-120cm; pale blue to violet spikes in summer
Where to Use: meadows, Part/Full sun; dry, sandy soils; blooms over a long period and withstands wind

 Dodecatheon spp. (Shooting Star) EAST N.A.

Description: H20, W20; Pink or white; spring
Natural Habitat: Shade/Part shade; Moist (in spring) woodland
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden, Rock garden (shaded); Leaves go dormant in summer