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

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Perennials O-S
  • "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.
 

 Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)     Eastern N.A

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

*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 (sometimes white)
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
 
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
 
*Pycnanthemum 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
 

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
  *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
 

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
 

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 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
 
 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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