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 O-S
  • 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.
 
 Oenothera caespitosa (Tufted Evening Primrose)     Prairies N/A 2017

Description: H25cm; large white blooms with pinkish tinge on reverse; summer
Where to Use:  Sun; Rock garden in well drained soils; dry gardens
 

Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) 100 Mile

Description: H90-120cm, W60-90cm; Blue-green grass with open panicles in summer
Natural Habitat: Dry prairies, Meadows
Where to Use: Prairie, Meadow, Perennial border; Grows in clumps; Often has good summer/fall colour and attractive seed heads in winter; May self sow
 

 Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)     Eastern N.A

.Description: H100cm; white; summer
Where to Use:  Sun; Meadows, Naturalizing areas; medium to dry soils; attracts pollinators
 

 Peltandra virginica (Green Arrow Arum)     100 Mile

.Description: H70cm; large leaves and greenish yellow spathe; late spring
Where to Use:  Aquatic plant in shallow water or permanently moist soils; Sun or part sun; bogs, ponds

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)  100 Mile

Description: H60cm; pink or white spikes; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Wide range of soils; Average moisture
Where to Use: Meadow, Perennial garden; will spread to form patches; attracts pollinators

Penstemon grandiflorus (Large-flowered Beardtongue)  CENTRAL N.A.

Description: H60cm; pink or white spikes; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Wide range of soils; Average moisture
Where to Use: Meadow, Perennial garden; will spread to form patches; attracts pollinators

Penstemon hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue)  100 Mile

Description: H60cm; pink or white spikes; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Wide range of soils; Average moisture
Where to Use: Meadow, Perennial garden; will spread to form patches; attracts pollinators
 

Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox) 100 Mile

Description: H30, W40; Mauve to blue; spring (white variety also available)
Natural Habitat: Part sun/Shade; Deciduous woods
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden; Under shrubs/trees for spring bloom
 

Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant) 100 Mile and Garden

Description: H60cm; pink or white spikes; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Wide range of soils; Average moisture
Where to Use: Meadow, Perennial garden; will spread to form patches; attracts pollinators
Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple) 100 Mile (not available 2017)
Description: H30cm, W-spreading; white flowers in spring followed by a yellowish fruit
Natural Habitat: Part sun/Shade; Moist woodland, Clearings, Floodplains
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden, Stream edge (with some shade); Tall groundcover; Spreads by rhizomes to create large colonie
 
Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder)  Eastern N. A.
Description:  H30cm; pale blue/mauve flowers in spring
Where to use: Part shade; self seeds as a ground cover under trees and shrubs; Woodland garden; appreciates moist soils; Photo: 

Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's Seal)  100 Mile

Description: H60cm, W40cm; hanging, white flowers in spring followed by a blue/black fruit in the fall
Natural Habitat: Part sun/Shade; Well-drained woodland soils
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden,  Spreads gently to create lsmall colonies
 

Polygonatum hybrid (Solomon's Seal)     Garden hybrid

Description: H100cm ; hanging, white flowers in spring ; spreads by underground rhizomes
Where to Use: Part sun/Shade; Well-drained woodland soils; Woodland, Shade garden
 

Pontedaria cordata (Pickerel Plant)     100 Mile

Description: H60cm; purple spikes in summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun;  Shallow water (30-60cm); spreads by rhizomes to create patches
Where to Use:   Marginal pond plant; Water containers
 

Pulsatilla species (Pasqueflower)     Eurasia (limited availability)

Description: H30cm. Clumps of purple/red/white blossoms on hairy stems; early spring; decorative seed heads. Native to dry, sandy locations in Europe and Asia. Hardy to Zone 4.
Where to Use: Sun/Part sun. Excellent Rock garden plant, Raised Perennial beds, Troughs. Needs sandy soils with good drainage.
 
Pycnanthemum verticillatum v pilosum (Whorled Mountain Mint)     100 Mile
Description: H60-80cm; bushy plants, white flowers; fragrant foliage; summer blooms
Natural Habitat:  Meadows, Clearings, Prairies
Where to Use:   Sun/Part Sun;  Average moisture, Meadow gardens, Naturalized areas; Can be a bit aggressive in good garden conditions; Excellent nectar plant for pollinators
 

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Common Mountain Mint) 100 Mile

Description: H60-90cm, W80cm; white flowers, fragrant leaves; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part shade; Meadows, Prairies, Open woods
Where to Use: Meadow, Prairie, Perennial border, Naturalized areas; Aromatic foliage; Spreads in moist soils and needs dividing every 2 years; attracts butterflies
 

Ratibida pinnata (Grey-headed Coneflower) 100 Mile

Description: H90cm, W60cm; yellow with green central cone; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Dry Prairies and Meadows, Clearings; Well-drained soils
Where to Use: Prairie, Meadow, Perennial border, Naturalized areas, Roadsides; Moist or dry soils but needs good drainage; Looks good massed; Long lasting flowers
 

Rubus occidentalis (Black Raspberry)     100 Mile (N/A 2017)

Description: Multi-cane bush to 1.5m; black fruit in summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun/ part sun; thickets, moist meadows
 

Rudbeckia fulgida  (Orange Coneflower)   EASTERN N.A.

Description: H50cm, W30cm;  orange with brown centre; late summer to fall
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part Sun; Fields, Meadows, Openings/edges of woodland
Where to Use: Meadow, Prairie, Perennial border, Lightly shaded woodland.
 

Rudbeckia laciniata (Cutleaf Coneflower) 100 Mile

Description: H120-150cm, W100cm; light yellow with green centre; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part shade; Moist clearings, Meadows, Openings/edges of woodland
Where to Use: Meadow, Prairie (moist), Perennial border, Lightly shaded woodland
 

Rudbeckia hirta  (Black-eyed Susan)   100 Mile

Description: H80cm, W30cm;  yellow/gold with brown centre; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part Sun; Fields, Meadows, Openings/edges of woodland
Where to Use: Meadow, Prairie, Perennial border, Lightly shaded woodland - may be short lived, but self seeds
 

Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Conflower)  East N.A.

Description: H90-150cm, W100cm; yellow with brown centre, gray-green leaves; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Moist clearings, Meadows and Prairies
Where to Use: Meadow, Prairie (moist), Perennial border, Lightly shaded woodland
 

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot) 100 Mile (Sold out 2017)

Description: H20-30cm, W40cm; white; early spring
Natural Habitat: Part sun/Shade; Woodland soils
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden, Under shrubs/trees; Spreads to create clumps; Unusual leaves last all season  
  Sanguisorba canadensis (Canada Burnet)     East N.A.
Description: H150cm, W60cm; tall white spikes; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun; moist meadows, bogs, wetlands
Where to Use:   Moist soils, Pond edged, Naturalized shorelines
 

Sanguisorba menziesiI (Alaska Burnet)     Western N.A.

Description:  H60cm; purple/red spikes in summer
Where to use:  Sun; appreciates average to moist soils; Perennial bed; Pond/wetland edge

Sarracenia minor (Hooded Pitcher Plant) SE United States

Description: H30-60cm; red/green pitchers and yellow flowers
Natural Habitat: Sun; Bogs; Acidic soil
Where to Use: Bog garden. Containers - hardy to Zone 6 (can be overwintered inside cool)
 

Sarracenia purpurea (Pitcher Plant) 100 Mile

Description: H30-60cm, W30; red/yellow flowers over pitchers (leaves) green with red veining; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Bogs; Acidic soil
Where to Use: Bog garden. Containers
 

Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) 100 Mile

Description: H30-90cm, W30-50cm; upright grass with silvery seed heads
Natural Habitat: Sun; Prairie, Meadow, Fields; Variety of soils
Where to Use: Prairie, Meadow, Perennial border, Naturalized areas, Bank stabilization; Good fall colour and winter interest
 

Scirpus atrovirens  (Green Bulrush)   100 Mile

Description:  H120cm, W60cm; Grass-like stalks with a loose head of dark seeds
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part Sun; Wet to moist Meadows and Wetland edges
Where to Use:   Pond edges, Moist Meadows or naturalized areas; Erosion control - can be grown in pots as marginal or will form colonies in wet areas
 

Scirpus cyperinus  (Wool Rush)   100 Mile

Description:  H120cm, W60cm; Grass-like stalks, loose nodding, fuzzy cinnamon seeds
Natural Habitat:  Sun/Part Sun; Wet to moist Meadows and Wetland edges
Where to Use:   Pond edges, Moist Meadows or naturalized areas; Erosion control - seed heads remain ornamental into the winter
 

Scirpus pendulus (Rufous Bulrush)     100 Mile

Description: H80cm; drooping spikelets of cinnamon brown above grassy foliage; summer
Natural Habitat:  Sun;  Moist meadows, Ditches, Stream banks, Wetlands
Where to Use:   Moist meadows, Naturalized shorelines, Pond edges
 

Scutellaria baicalensis (Baical Skullcap)  Asia

Description: H30cm; purple flowers on many stems; summer
Where to Use:  Sun; Rock garden; Well drained soils; drought toleran; attracts hummingbirds; Hardy to Zone 4
 

Scutellaria incana (Downy Skullcap) EAST N.A.

Description: H70cm, W30cm; violet; late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part shade; Open, dry woods; Well-drained soils
Where to Use: Meadows, Perennial border, Woodland edges
Combinations: Amsonia (Bluestar), Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple), Smilacena racemosa (False Solomon's Seal), Actaea (Baneberry) 

Sedum  species (Stonecrop)      Asia and North America

Description: We grow a variety of Stonecrops with a range of leaf shapes and flower colours
Where to Use:  Sun; well drained, dry soils; Rock gardens; propagates easily from cuttings

Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)     Eastern N.A.

Description:  H180cm; yellow panicles in summer; leaves with divided leaflets
Where to use:  Sun; average to rich soils; back of perennial beds, tall meadows
 

Silene regia  (Royal Catchfly)  Eastern N.A.

Description: H60-100cm, W40cm; red; summer
Natural Habitat:   Sun/Part Sun; Clearings, Prairies in a range of average soils
Where to Use:   Prairie, Meadows, Naturalized areas, Back of mixed perennial borders
 

Silphium integrifolium (Rosinweed) E. North America

Description: H2m, W120cm; yellow; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun; Moist Meadow and Prairie
Where to Use: Prairie (tall grass), Meadows, Perennial border (back),Woodland edge; Seeds attract birds 
 

Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant) 100 Mile

Description: H2m-2.5m, W120cm; yellow; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/; Open woods, Moist Meadow and Prairie
Where to Use: Prairie (tall grass), Meadows, Perennial border (back),Woodland edge; Seeds attract birds
 

Smilacena racemosa (=Maianthemum racemosum) (False Solomon's Seal)   100 Mile

Description: H50cm, W70cm; White flowers in spring, red fruit in late summer
Natural Habitat: Shade/Part shade; Mixed woods
Where to Use: Shade garden, Under trees, Woodland garden
 

Smilacena stellata (=Maianthemum stellatum) (Starry False Solomon's Seal)   100 Mile

Description: H50cm, W70cm; White flowers in spring, striped fruit in late summer
Natural Habitat: Part shade; Mixed woods, sandy soils
Where to Use: Shade garden, Under trees, tall ground cover - will form patches
 

Solidago caesia (Wreath Goldenrod) 100 Mile

Where to Use: Shade garden, Under trees

 

Solidago rugosa  (Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod) 100 Mile

Tall plumes of bright yellow in late summer - average to moist soils

Where to Use: Shade garden, Under trees, tall ground cover - will form patches

 

Solidago squarrosa  (Stout Goldenrod) 100 Mile

Tall wands of bright yellow in late summer
Where to Use: Sandy soils, fields
 

Solidago uliginosa  (Bog Goldenrod) 100 Mile

Tall wands of bright yellow in late summer in wetlands
Where to Use: Shade garden, Under trees, tall ground cover - will form patches

Solidago simplex var. ontarioensis (Ontario Goldenrod) 100 Mile

Description: H30-60cm; yellow; summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/; Rocky shores of Lake Huron
 

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass) 100 Mile

Description: H90-150cm, W70cm; grass maturing in late summer
Natural Habitat: Sun/Part sun; Tallgrass Prairie, Meadows, Woodland clearings
Where to Use: Prairie, Meadow, Perennial border (specimen clumps)
 
 Stylophorum diphyllum (Yellow Wood Poppy)   100 Mile
Description: H40cm, W40cm; bright yellow poppies in spring
Natural Habitat: Shade/Part Shade; Woodland soils
Where to Use: Shade Garden, Woodland, Perennial border with shade

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