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 L-N

  • "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.

Liatris species  (Blazing Star) EAST N.A.

Description: H90, W60cm; Purple spikes; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Moist Prairie, Clearings
   Lilium canadense (Canada Lily) 100 Mile  (seed pots sometimes avalable)
 Description: H90-150cm, W60cm; orange/yellow semi- reflexed flowers; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Wet meadows, Swamp edges
Where to Use: Moist meadow, Woodland edges, Pond garden, Perennial border (moist); Combinations: Monarda (Bee Balm), Chelone (Turtlehead), Eupatorium (Joe-pye Weed)
   Lilium michiganense (Michigan Lily)     100 Mile (seed pots sometimes available)
Description: H120cm; orange/red; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part sun; Rich, well drained but moist soils; Moist meadows, Floodplains, Clearings
Where to Use:  Perennial border, Moist meadow gardens
  Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) 100 Mile 
Description: H60-120cm, W30cm; bright red; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Light shade; Moist meadows, Stream and River banks
Where to Use: Moist meadow, Bog garden, Pond garden edge, Perennial border; Attracts Hummingbirds
   *Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) 100 Mile
Description: H60-90cm, W30cm; blue or white; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Light shade; Moist meadows, Stream banks
Where to Use: Moist meadow, Bog garden, Pond garden edge, Perennial border
 Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine)      100 Mile  (seedling plugs only)
Description: H60cm, W30cm; blue; spring
Natural Habitat: Sun; Dry, sandy soils
Where to Use: Dry meadows, Prairie, Perennial border
*Sold as seedling plugs in June/July
 *Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)   100 Mile
Description: H30-40cm, W30cm; pink changing to blue; spring; goes dormant in summer
Natural Habitat: Part shade/Shade (spring sun); Well-drained woodland soils
Where to Use: Shade garden, Woodlands, Perennial border (in shade
Combinations: Claytonia (Spring Beauty), TrilliumViola (Violets), Tiarella (Foam Flower), Arisaema (Jack-in-the-pulpit), Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)   100 Mile

Description: H90cm, W30cm; violet; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part Sun; Moist edges of streams and wetlands, Moist meadows
Where to Use:   Pool edges, Moist meadows

Mitella diphylla (Two-leaf Mitrewort)     100 Mile

Description: H30cm; white/cream; late spring
Natural Habitat:  Part Shade/Shade; Moist forest soils
Where to Use:   Woodland or shade garden; Ground cover for moist protected areas
  Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot) 100 Mile
Description: H100cm, W40cm; pink; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part Sun;  Woodland edges and clearings in a range of soils
Where to Use:   Perennial Border, Meadows, Naturalized areas; Drought tolerant when established; Attracts wildlife
  Monarda punctata (Dotted Mint, Horsemint) 100 Mile
Description: H90cm, W60cm; yellow with pink/white bracts; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part shade; Dry, sandy, well-drained soils; Fields
Where to Use: Meadows, Perennial border; Aromatic foliage; Attractive to pollinators