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New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus americanus
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 3'-5'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sandy/gravelly loam/clay
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: white
Fruit Period: August-September
Fruit Color: orange, black
Fruit Type: drupe
Edible Parts: leaves
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee, Deer, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Ornamental Garden, Edible Garden
Comments: Erect habit. Fruit is 3-lobed capsule; interesting seedheads. Nitrogen fixer. Drought tolerant. Fire resistant. Protect from rabbits when young. Leaves can be made into tea.
Retail Pricing #1: $15.006-12"

Red Root / Narrow-Leaf New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus ovatus
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 3'
Width: 1'6"-3'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: June
Flower Color: white
Fruit Period: June-July
Fruit Color: orange, black
Fruit Type: drupe
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee, Deer, Bumblebee
Recommended: Ornamental Garden
Comments: Fruit is 3-lobed capsule. Nitrogen fixer. Protect from deer.
Retail Pricing #1: $15.00

Bronzeleaf Diervilla
Diervilla lonicera
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 3'+
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: tolerates most
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: yellow
Fall Color: red, orange, bronze
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 2-4
Recommended: Buckthorn Replacement, Ornamental Garden
Comments: Rhizomatous colonizer. Excellent for massing & erosion control. Bronze-green foliage. Self-sterile.
Retail Pricing #1: $13.756-12" #2: $23.4515-18" #05 bag/pot: $31.7524-36"

Labrador Tea ref
Ledum groenlandicum
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 3'
Width: 3'+
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic
Soil Types: acidic (pH 3-5.5)
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: white
Edible Parts: leaves
Fall Color: maroon, purple
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 2-4
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Fragrant Garden, Edible Garden
Comments: Rhododendron-like evergreen/semi-evergreen shrub of wet, acid forests & bogs. Fragrant flowers. Glossy, deep green leaves with fuzzy, white-to-cinnamon-colored underside. Silver to cinnamon pubescence on new stems. Smooth, grayish bark. Fire tolerant. Rhizomatous.
For reference only. Not currently stocked.

Meadow Rose
Rosa blanda
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 3'-6'
Width: 6'-8'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: pink
Fruit Period: July-September
Fruit Color: red
Fruit Type: hip
Edible Parts: fruit, flowers
Fall Color: red
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-4
Recommended: Ornamental Garden, Fragrant Garden, Edible Garden
Comments: Open woodlands. Upright, branching habit. Fragrant flowers. Rhizomatous colonizer. Thornless new growth.
Retail Pricing #01 bag/pot: $13.756-12" #2: $24.4515-18"

Carolina Rose
Rosa carolina
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 6'-7'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: acidic, sand/loam
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: pink
Fruit Color: red
Fruit Type: hip
Edible Parts: fruit, flowers
Fall Color: red, orange, yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-6
Recommended: Ornamental Garden, Fragrant Garden, Edible Garden
Comments: Fragrant flowers. Rhizomatous colonizer.
Retail Pricing #2: $24.4515-18"

Swamp Rose
Rosa palustris
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 5'-8'
Width: 5'-8'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: high, medium
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: pink
Fruit Color: red, orange
Fruit Type: hip
Edible Parts: fruit, flowers
Fall Color: red
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Ornamental Garden, Fragrant Garden, Edible Garden
Comments: Excellent deep green foliage. Profuse flowers. 1/2" hips. Rhizomatous colonizer. Native east of MN.
Retail Pricing #01 bag: $13.756-12"

Prairie Rose
Rosa setigera
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 6'-10'
Width: 8'-10'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic
Soil Types: average loam
Flower Color: pink
Fruit Color: red, orange
Fruit Type: hip
Edible Parts: fruit, flowers
Fall Color: red, orange
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee, Bumblebee
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Ornamental Garden, Fragrant Garden, Edible Garden
Retail Pricing #1: $13.756-12"

Prairie Willow
Salix humilis microphyllus
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 3'-6'
Width: 3'-6'
Sun: full
Water Use: high
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: March-May
Flower Color: yellow, green, purple, brown
Fruit Color: brown
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 3
Comments: Showy catkins. Very dense branching habit. Dark green foliage.
Retail Pricing #2: $23.4515-18"
Red Vine Honeysuckle out
Lonicera dioica
Category: Vines
Height: 5'-10'
Sun: part, shade
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: tolerates rocky
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: red
Fruit Color: red, orange
Fruit Type: berry
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Recommended: Groundcover
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $15.00

Yellow Vine Honeysuckle
Lonicera prolifera
Category: Vines
Height: 10'-15'
Width: 4'-8'
Sun: full, part, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: yellow, cream
Fruit Color: red, orange
Fruit Type: berry
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 4
Recommended: Groundcover
Comments: AKA Lonicera reticulata. Vigorous, mat-forming, blue-green leaves. Found in light oak woods, ravines, bluffs, rocky banks. SE MN.
Retail Pricing #1: $15.00

Marsh/Red Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: July
Flower Color: pink
Fruit Type: pod
Fall Color: yellow, maroon, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly, Beetle, Bird, Bee, Wasp, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Fragrant Garden
Comments: Attractive seed pods in fall. Found at edge of marshes.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Common Milkweed ref
Asclepias syriaca
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-6'
Width: 1'+
Sun: full
Water Use: medium, low
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: pink
Fruit Color: yellow, green
Fruit Type: pod
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Moth, Beetle, Bird, Bee, Wasp, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Recommended: Fragrant Garden
Comments: Rhizomatous. Readily reseeds.
For reference only. Not currently stocked.

Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: well-drained, sand, loam
Bloom Period: July-August
Flower Color: orange
Fruit Type: pod
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Beetle, Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Sturdy stems with alternate leaves. Slow grower. Taproot.
Retail Pricing 4" pot: $6.50

White Indigo
Baptisia alba
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'
Width: 2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: green, black
Fruit Type: pod
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 4
Recommended: Rabbit Resistant
Comments: Great for borders or massing. Winter interest. SE MN native.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Blue Indigo
Baptisia australis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 3'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: blue, violet
Fruit Color: green, black
Fruit Type: pod
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 4-7
Recommended: Rabbit Resistant
Comments: Blue-green foliage. Excellent as specimen or for massing. Winter interest. Long-lived. WI native.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Downy Wood Mint out
Blephilia ciliata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'
Width: 10"-1'6"
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: purple, lavender
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 4-8
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Fragrant Garden, Rabbit Resistant
Comments: Pollinator magnet. Fragrant foliage. Native to WI.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Hairy Wood Mint
Blephilia hirsuta
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'4"-2'6"
Width: 1'+
Sun: part, shade
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Bloom Period: June-September
Flower Color: purple, white
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Fragrant Garden, Rabbit Resistant
Comments: Rhizomatous. Pollinator magnet. Fragrant foliage. Woodlands.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Partridge Pea
Chamaechrista fasciculata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 6"-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: yellow
Fruit Color: brown
Fruit Type: pod
Wildlife: Ant, Bee, Bumblebee
Recommended: Groundcover
Comments: Nitrogen fixer. Extra-floral nectaries. Annual. Freely reseeds.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95 4" pot: $6.50

White Turtlehead out
Chelone glabra
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic
Soil Types: organic
Bloom Period: August-September
Flower Color: white, cream
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-7
Comments: Sturdy stems; pairs well with Lobelia spp.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Lance-leaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'6"-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sandy, rocky, poor
Bloom Period: May-July
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Bumblebee
Comments: Long bloom period.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Dutchman's Breeches
Dicentra cucullaria
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 6"-1'
Width: 1'
Sun: part, shade
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: rich
Bloom Period: April-May
Flower Color: white
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Groundcover
Comments: Lacy, blue-green foliage. Arching habit. Great border plant. Ephemeral.
Retail Pricing 3" pot: $6.50 4" pot: $6.50

Shooting Star
Dodecatheon meadia
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: well-drained loam
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: pink, white
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 4
Comments: Shooting-star-shaped flowers. Lush basal foliage. Goes dormant in August.
Retail Pricing #1: $15.00

Bottle Gentian
Gentiana andrewsii
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic
Soil Types: organic
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: blue, purple, violet
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Sturdy stems. Closed, bottle-shaped flowers require bumblebees for pollination.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95 4" pot: $6.50

Virginia Waterleaf out
Hydrophyllum virginianum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 6"-1'
Width: 2'+
Sun: part, shade
Water Use: high, medium
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: April-May
Flower Color: white, lavender
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 4-5
Recommended: Groundcover
Comments: Found in deciduous woodlands. Rhizomatous.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing Sod Flat: $49.00 4" pot: $6.50

Wild Lupine
Lupinus perennis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'-1'6"
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: blue, purple
Fruit Color: yellow, black
Fruit Type: pod
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Comments: Larval host of the federally-endangered Karner Blue Butterfly.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95 4" pot: $9.95

Bee Balm/Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'6"+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: pink, lavender
Edible Parts: leaves, flowers
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Wasp, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Recommended: Fragrant Garden, Rabbit Resistant, Edible Garden
Comments: Fragrant foliage. Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Dotted Mint/Spotted Bee Balm
Monarda punctata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'6"-3'
Width: 1'+
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: yellow, maroon, lavender
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Wasp, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Recommended: Ornamental Garden, Fragrant Garden, Rabbit Resistant
Comments: Fragrant foliage. Showy magenta-white bracts.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Wild Quinine
Parthenium integrifolium
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry
Bloom Period: June-September
Flower Color: white
Wildlife: Beetle, Fly, Bee, Wasp, Bumblebee
Retail Pricing #01 bag/pot: $9.95

Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'+
Sun: part
Soil Moisture: mesic
Soil Types: rich, organic
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: yellow
Fruit Type: berry
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 4
Recommended: Groundcover
Comments: Umbrella-like leaves. Moist, open woods of southern MN. Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $12.95

Solomon's Seal out
Polygonatum biflorum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-4'
Width: 1'+
Sun: part, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: white, cream
Fruit Period: September
Fruit Color: blue, black
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Zone: 4
Comments: Rhizomatous. Poisonous fruit. Great under deciduous trees.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $15.00

Lion's Foot
Prenanthes alba
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry
Soil Types: tolerates sandy/rocky
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: pink, white, lavender
Wildlife: Bee, Bumblebee
Recommended: Fragrant Garden
Comments: Biennial/perennial. Fragrant flowers. Tolerates light shade.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Wild Petunia
Ruellia humilis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-1'3"
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: June-September
Flower Color: violet, lavender
Fall Color: yellow, maroon
Wildlife: Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 4-5
Comments: SE MN native. Excellent border plant.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Early Figwort
Scrophularia lanceolata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-6'
Sun: full, part, shade
Water Use: medium
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: pink, orange, green
Fall Color: green, maroon, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Wasp, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Recommended: Rabbit Resistant
Comments: High pollinator value. Heavy nectar production.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Late Figwort
Scrophularia marilandica
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-10'
Sun: full, part, shade
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: red, green, maroon
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Ant, Bee, Wasp, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Comments: High wildlife value. High nectar production.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Cup Plant
Silphium perfoliatum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 6'-8'
Width: 2'+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: well-drained, loam
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Hummingbird, Bumblebee
Zone: 4
Comments: Perfoliate leaves form "cups" that collect water. Favorite of goldfinches, bees, & chipmunks. Freely reseeds. Not suitable for small gardens.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Zig-Zag Goldenrod
Solidago flexicaulis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 1'6"+
Sun: full, part, shade
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: August-September
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee, Wasp, Bumblebee
Zone: 4
Comments: Found in woodlands & woodland margins. Stem has slight zigzag appearance. Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Stiff Goldenrod
Solidago rigida
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'
Width: 2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: yellow
Fall Color: red, orange, yellow, maroon
Wildlife: Butterfly, Beetle, Bird, Bee, Wasp, Bumblebee
Comments: Large, rough-textured basal leaves.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Elm Leaf Goldenrod
Solidago ulmifolia
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry
Bloom Period: July-October
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee, Wasp, Bumblebee
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95