Prairie Smoke
Prairie Smoke
Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) is a spring blooming plant most often found in dry rock crevices or dry, rocky soils.  In our area it is found on alvars or limestone pavements.  The pinkish-red flowers are attractive but the grey-pink seed heads are
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2017 PLANT LIST
Perennials E-J
 
  •  Some species are available only in certain seasons or in small quantities 
  • "100-Mile" means the plant grows within a 100 mile radius of the nursery
  • We do not ship live plants.  Contact us to reserve plants or obtain a quote
   Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Coneflower) Prairies

Description: H60cm, W30cm; pale pink; early summer

Natural Habitat: Sun; Well-drained soil; Dry prairie

Where to Use: Rock Garden Dry Prairie and Meadow, Perennial border; not as showy as other Coneflowers

   Echinacea pallida (Pale Coneflower) 100 Mile
Description: H90cm, W30cm; pale pink; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Well-drained soil; Prairie, Clearings, Open woodland
Where to Use: Prairie, Meadow, Perennial border
 

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) EAST N.A.

Description: H100cm, W60cm; pink/purple with gold/brown centres; summer and autumn
Natural Habitat: Sun; Well-drained soil; Prairie, Clearings, Open woodland
Where to Use: Prairie, Meadow, Perennial border
 

Elymus canadensis (Canada Wild Rye) 100 Mile

Description: Grass to 90cm; late spring

Natural Habitat: Average to moist meadows; Good for naturalizing; attractive, drooping seed heads all summer

Elymus virginicus (Virginia Wild Rye) 100 Mile

Description: Grass to 90cm; late spring

Natural Habitat: Average to moist meadows; Good for naturalizing; attractive, upright seed heads all summer

 

 Erigeron species (Fleabane Daisies)     Western N.A. 

Description:  Short (under 15cm) clumps of daisies; white/mauve/yellow); full sun; well-drained soils; perfect for rock gardens and troughs; bloom in late spring and summer

We seed different species each year

 

 

Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)   EAST N.A.

Description: H80cm, W30cm; bristly balls of white to pale violet; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Prairie, Clearings, Meadows,Well-drained soil; Clearings, Open rocky areas
Where to Use: Prairie, Mixed plantings in meadows, Perennial border

Eupatorium maculatum (Joe- Pye Weed) 100 Mile

Description: H90-180cm, W100cm; purple/pink; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part shade; Moist meadows, Marsh and Bog edges
Where to Use: Meadows, Water garden edge, Perennial border; Excellent background perennial with late season blooms; Attracts butterflies and pollinators

Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset) 100 Mile

Description: H60-120cm, W60cm; white; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part shade; Moist meadows, Marsh and Bog edges
Where to Use: Meadows, Water garden edge, Perennial border; Excellent background perennial with late season blooms; Attracts butterflies and pollinators

FERNS

Natural Habitat: Woodland, shade, rocky outcrops, moist woods

SEE OUR FERN PAGE for complete listing of species

 

 

Gaillardia x grandiflora  (Gaillardia)     Garden hybrid

Description: H70cm, W50cm; red and yellow; summer and fall

Natural Habitat: Sun; dry average soils

Where to Use: Sun; Short grass Meadow; Perennial border, Prairie; drought tolerant once established
 

Gentiana andrewsii (Bottle Gentian) 100 Mile

Description: H70cm, W50cm; blue/purple; late summer

Natural Habitat: Part sun; Moist meadow thickets, River or wetland edges

Where to Use: Moist meadows, Wetland, Bog garden, Perennial border (with moisture)

   Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)     100 Mile  (Not available spring 2016)

Description: H40-60cm, W50cm; pink; spring

Natural Habitat: Part Sun/Part shade; open woodland and clearings; moist to average soils

Where to Use: Open woodland gardens, Ground cover under trees and shrubs, Naturalizing in part shade; may become partly dormant in summer
    Geum rivale (Purple Water Avens)     100 Mile

Description: H30; W40cm; pink/purple; spring

Natural Habitat: Part Sun/Sun; moist meadows

Where to Use: Cooler settings with steady moisture
   Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)     100 Mile

Description: H30, W50cm; pink; spring

Natural Habitat: Sun; rocky hills and outcrops; dry, gravelly, well-drained soils (often alkaline)

Where to Use: Rock gardens, Limestone pavements and outcrops, Alvars; must not be wet in winter
 

Gillenia trifoliata [=Porteranthus trifoliatus] (Bowman's Root) 100 Mile  (not available 2017)

Description: H60-90cm, W60-90cm; white stars with pink buds; early summer

Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Open woods, Clearings, Rocky slopes

Where to Use: Woodland edge, Perennial border, Meadows, Hill sides; Looks good in massed planting; Good fall colour

 

Helenium autumnale (Helenium) 100 Mile

Description: H90-120cm, W60cm; yellow; late summer

Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Woodland edges, Shorelines, Moist meadows

Where to Use: Woodland edge; Perennial border, Meadows; Moist but well-drained sites

Helianthus divaricatus (Woodland Sunflower)  100 Mile

 Description: H80cm, W60cm; golden yellow daisies in summer
Natural Habitat: Part sun; Dry clearings, Meadows, Prairies, Woodland edge
Where to Use: Naturalizing in open woods, fence rows; can be too aggressive in a Perennial border

Helianthus giganteus (Giant Sunflower)     100 Mile

Description:  H2m; yellow; late summer and fall

Where to Use:  Sun; Moist meadows; naturalizing - can be a bit aggressive for perennial beds; attracts birds and butterflies and bees
   Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye)    100-Mile

Description: H120cm, W90cm; golden yellow daisies in summer

Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Clearings, Meadows, Prairies, Moist meadows

Where to Use: Perennial border, Meadows; Adaptable to a range of soils

Hepatica acutiloba (Hepatica)     100 Mile  (Not available 2017)

Description: H15cm, W20cm; white/pink/blue; spring

Natural Habitat: Part shade; open woodland; rich woodland soils

Where to Use: Open woodland gardens, Naturalizing in shade

 

Heuchera open-pollinated hybrids (H. americana/micrantha) (Heuchera, Alumroot)

Description: H30-60cm, W40cm; white/cream/green flowers, green/silver/purple foliage; early summer

Natural Habitat: Part sun/Part shade; Dry, open woods, Rocky slopes

Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden, Perennial border

 

Hibiscus moscheutos (Swamp Mallow)     E. North America

Description:  1- 2m; Pink flowers; summer (plants emerge in lat spring)

Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part sun; average to moist soils 

Where to use: Average to moist soils

Hierochloe odorata (Sweet Grass)     100 Mile

Description: H60cm; grass, seeds in early summer; fragrant leaves

Natural Habitat:  Sun; moist soils in meadows and Prairie

Where to Use:  Can spread aggressively by rhizomes so locate it in a naturalized area or grow in deep containers; leaves tend to flop in summer; harvest leaves in summer/fall; grow from division or seeds (low germination rate) 

Hydrophyllum virginianum (Eastern Waterleaf) 100 Mile

DescriptionH15-60cm, W40cm; mauve, purple; late spring

Natural Habitat: Part sun/Shade; Moist woodland edges or open woods, Stream banks

Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden, Ground cover in shade

Hystrix patula [=Elymus hystrix] (Bottlebrush Grass) 100 Mile

Description: H90-120cm, W40cm; grass with bristle seed heads maturing in summer

Natural Habitat: Part sun/Shade; Woodland edges, Clearings; Moist to average soils

Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden; Background clumps for part shade Perennial bed 

 

Iris setosa (Beachhead Iris)   East and West Coast

Description: H25cm, W20cm; blue/violet; late spring

Where to Use: Sun; moist to average well drained soils, Pond edge; Hardy to Zone 4

Iris versicolor (Blue Flag) 100 Mile

Description: H90-120cm, W70cm; blue violet; late spring

Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Wetland edges, Shoreline, Swamps, Moist Meadows

Where to Use: Wetland, Moist meadow, Pond garden; Forms clumps

   



 

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