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Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis
Category: Grasses, Rushes, & Sedges
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Edible Parts: seeds
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Fragrant Garden, Edible Garden
Comments: Fine-textured leaves form a fountain-like hummock. Excellent for borders/massing. Warm-season growth. Fragrant flowers smell like popcorn. Seeds can be ground into flour.
Retail Pricing #01 pot/bag: $9.95 #2: $15.00

Porcupine Grass
Stipa spartea
Category: Grasses, Rushes, & Sedges
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 1'6"-2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: May-June
Wildlife: Butterfly
Comments: Clump-forming. Cool-season growth. Long awns twist with moisture changes to self-plant the seeds.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Leadplant
Amorpha canescens
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 2'-3'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sandy/gravelly loam
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: purple
Fruit Period: August-October
Fruit Type: pod
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Deer Resistant
Comments: Gray-green foliage. Needs excellent drainage. Taproot. Nitrogen fixer. 1-seeded, hairy pods.
Retail Pricing #01 pot/bag: $15.00 #02 bag: $23.45

False Indigo
Amorpha fruticosa
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 8'-10'
Width: 10'-12'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: high, medium, low
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: sandy, loam, clay
Bloom Period: April-July
Flower Color: purple, violet
Fruit Period: August-September
Fruit Color: brown
Fruit Type: pod
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Fragrant Garden
Comments: River bottoms & floodplains. Flood tolerant. Attractive, fragrant flower spikes. Nitrogen fixer. 1-seeded, hairy pods.
Retail Pricing #01 bag: $13.756-12" #02 bag/pot: $23.4515-18"

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

Winterberry
Ilex verticillata
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 6'-10'
Width: 6'-8'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: high
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: acidic (pH 4.5-6), well-drained, sandy, loam, clay
Bloom Period: May-July
Flower Color: green, white, cream
Fruit Color: red
Fruit Type: berry
Fall Color: yellow, maroon
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Zone: 3-7
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Ornamental Garden
Comments: Dioecious. Showy, poisonous fruit. Flood tolerant.
Retail Pricing #1: $13.756-12" #2: $23.4515-18" #5: $31.7524-36" Male Winterberry #02 bag: $23.4515-18" Unsexed Winterberry #1: $13.756-12" #02 bag/pot: $23.4515-18" #5: $31.7524-36"
Swamp Fly Honeysuckle ref
Lonicera oblongifolia
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 3'-4'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: white, cream
Fruit Period: July-August
Fruit Color: red, orange
Fruit Type: berry
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Hummingbird
Zone: 3
Comments: Colonizer. Coniferous bogs & swampy thickets. Yellow-tan winter bark.
For reference only. Not currently stocked.

Fragrant Sumac
Rhus aromatica
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 5'-6'
Width: 6'-8'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: well-drained, sandy/gravelly loam
Bloom Period: May
Flower Color: yellow
Fruit Color: red
Fruit Type: berry
Fall Color: red
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Zone: 4-5
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Ornamental Garden, Fragrant Garden, Rabbit Resistant
Comments: Aromatic foliage. Found in oak openings & upland wood borders. Excellent for erosion control.
Retail Pricing #5: $31.7524-36"

Gro-Low Sumac
Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 6'-7'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: May
Flower Color: yellow
Fruit Color: red
Fruit Type: berry
Fall Color: red, orange
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Zone: 4-5
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Ornamental Garden, Fragrant Garden, Rabbit Resistant
Comments: Spreading habit. Fragrant, shiny green foliage. Excellent for massing/slopes. Clonal selection of R. aromatica.
Retail Pricing #02 bag: $23.4515-18"

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"

Pussy Willow
Salix discolor
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 15'-20'
Width: 10'-12'
Sun: full
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic
Soil Types: clay, loam, sand
Bloom Period: April-May
Flower Color: green, silver
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee
Zone: 2-5
Recommended: Buckthorn Replacement, Ornamental Garden
Comments: Dioecious. Upright form. Flood tolerant. Showy catkins. Found along lakeshores, swamps, and bogs.
Retail Pricing #2: $23.4515-18"

Red-Berried Elder
Sambucus pubens
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 10'-12'
Width: 10'-12'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: high
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: white, cream
Fruit Period: June-August
Fruit Color: red, orange
Fruit Type: berry
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Hummingbird
Zone: 4-6
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Buckthorn Replacement, Ornamental Garden
Comments: Flood intolerant. Fast growth rate. Found in mixed woodlands and ravines. 5" flower panicles. Bitter berries can be made into wine.
Retail Pricing #02 bag: $24.0015-18"

Arrowwood Viburnum
Viburnum dentatum
Category: Deciduous Shrubs
Height: 6'-10'
Width: 6'-10'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: well-drained, loam
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: blue, black
Fruit Type: berry
Fall Color: magenta, red, orange, yellow, maroon
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Zone: 2-8
Recommended: Ornamental Garden
Comments: Upright habit. Showy flowers & fruit clusters. Native range to Iowa (not MN). Hardy.
Retail Pricing #7: $43.45
Prickly Ash out
Zanthoxylum americanum
Category: Deciduous Trees
Height: 10'-35'
Width: 10'-20'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: tolerates most
Bloom Period: April-May
Flower Color: yellow, green
Fruit Color: red
Fruit Type: berry
Fall Color: orange, yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Deer Resistant
Comments: Irregular-obovoid form. Sharp thorns. Forest edge, open woods, and savannas. Forms extensive colonies. Szechuan pepper cousin. High wildlife value.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.

Fragrant Hyssop
Agastache foeniculum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: purple, violet, lavender
Edible Parts: leaves
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Wasp, Hummingbird
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Deer Resistant, Fragrant Garden, Rabbit Resistant, Edible Garden
Comments: Glossy, dark green foliage. Anise-scented flowers & foliage. Loved by bumblebees, hummingbirds, finches, and butterflies.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Prairie Pussy Toes
Antennaria neglecta
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4"
Width: 6"+
Sun: full, part
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: April-June
Flower Color: white
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Groundcover
Comments: Rhizomatous. Dense groundcover for sunny borders/paths.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: April-May
Flower Color: red, yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Hummingbird
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Lobed foliage. Found in most woodlands.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Poke Milkweed
Asclepias exaltata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-5'
Sun: part, shade
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: green, white, cream
Fruit Period: June-August
Fruit Type: pod
Wildlife: Butterfly
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
Whorled/White Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'
Width: 6"+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: white
Fruit Type: pod
Fall Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Comments: Rhizomatous. Delicate, lacy foliage.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Heartleaf Aster low
Aster cordifolius
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: part
Soil Moisture: mesic
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: September-October
Flower Color: blue, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Woodland margins.
LOW STOCK! Hurry before they're gone!
Retail Pricing 3" pot: $6.50

Smooth Blue Aster
Aster laevis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-5'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: blue, lavender
Edible Parts: leaves
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Edible Garden
Comments: Long-lived perennial. Blue-green foliage. Sturdy stems.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Large-Leaved Aster
Aster macrophyllus
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 1'+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Bloom Period: September-October
Flower Color: blue, white, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly
Recommended: Groundcover
Comments: Prefers filtered light / part shade. Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $11.95

New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'-5'
Width: 2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: September-October
Flower Color: magenta, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 4
Comments: Dense foliage. Freely reseeds. Cut to 6" < July 4 for best display.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Aromatic Aster
Aster oblongifolius
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'+
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: September-October
Flower Color: purple
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 4
Recommended: Fragrant Garden, Groundcover
Comments: Aromatic flowers. Rhizomatous. Excellent for massing.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Sky Blue Aster
Aster oolentangiensis (azureus)
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: blue, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 4-5
Comments: Dark green, narrow, heart-shaped leaves.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

White Upland Aster
Aster ptarmicoides
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: calciferous sand/loam
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: white
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Compact, with small dense flowers. Excellent for massing.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Silky Aster
Aster sericeus
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'6"
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: sandy, rocky
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: purple, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Silvery-green foliage. Open, branching habit.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

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

Narrow-leaved Coneflower
Echinacea angustifolia
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 1'-1'6"
Sun: full, part
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: pink
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea pallida
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 1'-1'6"
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: June-July
Flower Color: pink
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Zone: 4-5
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Purple Coneflower ref
Echinacea purpurea
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: August-September
Flower Color: pink
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Native to WI.
For reference only. Not currently stocked.

Fireweed
Epilobium angustifolium
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'-5'
Width: 2'+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic
Bloom Period: July-August
Flower Color: pink, magenta
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium yuccifolium
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: July-August
Flower Color: green, white
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Recommended: Fragrant Garden
Comments: Fragrant flowers.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Joe-Pye Weed
Eupatorium maculatum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'-6'
Width: 2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: rich loam
Bloom Period: July
Flower Color: pink, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Fragrant Garden
Comments: Sturdy stems. Found in moist meadows & marshes.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Boneset
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: white
Fall Color: red, yellow, maroon
Wildlife: Butterfly, Beetle, Bee, Wasp
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Sturdy stems; perfoliate leaves.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Sweet Joe-Pye Weed
Eupatorium purpureum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'-6'
Width: 2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: pink, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Zone: 3-4
Recommended: Fragrant Garden
Comments: Sturdy stems. Found in moist, open woods of eastern MN.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Queen of the Prairie out
Filipendula rubra
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-6'
Width: 2'+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic
Soil Types: rich, cool
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: pink
Fall Color: red, yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 4
Comments: Sturdy stems. Found in moist prairie steeps. Rhizomatous.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Blanket Flower
Gaillardia aristata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Width: 1'-1'6"
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Bloom Period: May-September
Flower Color: red, yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Recommended: Ornamental Garden
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Western Sunflower
Helianthus occidentalis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: tolerates sand, limestone, rocks
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee
Comments: A less-aggressive sunflower. Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Stiff Sunflower
Helianthus pauciflorus
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-6'
Width: 1'6"+
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: tolerates clay, sand, gravel
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee
Comments: Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Ox-Eye
Heliopsis helianthoides
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'-5'
Width: 2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry
Bloom Period: July-August
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Found in open woodlands.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Golden Aster
Heterotheca camporum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sandy
Bloom Period: June-September
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Comments: Native to IA/IL. Drought tolerant.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Hairy False Goldenaster ref
Heterotheca villosa
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 2'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 4
Comments: Narrow, hairy, blue-green leaves. Salt tolerant.
For reference only. Not currently stocked.

Rough Blazingstar
Liatris aspera
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 9"
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: July-October
Flower Color: pink, magenta, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Corm. Abundant, button-like flowers along stem. Plant with Little Bluestem for support.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Cylindrical Blazingstar ref
Liatris cylindracea
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 9"
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: pink, magenta, purple, lavender
Fruit Period: August-October
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Corm.
For reference only. Not currently stocked.

Meadow Blazingstar
Liatris ligulistylis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-5'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: August-September
Flower Color: pink, magenta, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-7
Comments: Corm. Prefers full sun. Abundant, button-like flowers along stem. Plant with Big Bluestem for support.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Dotted Blazingstar
Liatris punctata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 6"
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: pink, magenta, purple, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 2-5
Comments: Corm. Very narrow leaves. Plant with Little Bluestem or Side Oats Grama for support.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Prairie Blazingstar
Liatris pycnostachya
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-5'
Width: 6"-1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: pink, magenta, purple
Fruit Period: July-August
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Corm. Abundant flowers on sturdy stem. Plant with Big Bluestem for support.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Marsh Blazingstar out
Liatris spicata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-5'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: pink, magenta, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Comments: Native to WI.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 8"-1'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: high, medium
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: rich loam
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: red
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Hummingbird
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Shallow roots need to be kept moist.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

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
Purple Prairie Clover
Petalostemon purpureum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-2'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: pink, magenta, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee
Zone: 4-5
Comments: Nitrogen-fixing taproot.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Prairie Phlox out
Phlox pilosa
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: pink, magenta
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-4
Comments: Prairies & oak savannas.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Upright Prairie Coneflower
Ratibida columnifera
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Sun: full
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Yellow (Gray) Headed Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-7'
Width: 1'6"
Sun: full, part
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Soil Types: tolerates clay
Bloom Period: June-August
Flower Color: yellow
Fruit Period: July-September
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Zone: 4-7
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: June-October
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Biennial. Readily reseeds.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Green-headed Coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 7'-8'
Width: 2'+
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Comments: Flood tolerant. Rhizomatous spreader.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Sweet Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia subtomentosa
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-5'
Width: 1'-1'6"
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: loam, sand, clay
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 4-5
Recommended: Fragrant Garden
Comments: Long-lived perennial. Native to WI.
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
Compass Plant
Silphium laciniatum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 5'-8'
Width: 2'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird
Zone: 4
Comments: Basal leaves orient with sun. 2-4" flowers. Long-lived. Taproot.
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
Prairie Dock out
Silphium terebinthinaceum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-12'
Width: 1'-3'
Sun: full
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry
Soil Types: sand, loam
Bloom Period: August-October
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Comments: Deep taproot. Native to WI.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
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
Yellow Pimpernel out
Taenidia integerrima
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'
Width: 1'-2'
Sun: full, part, shade
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry
Bloom Period: May-July
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Recommended: Deer Resistant
Comments: Woodland edges. Black swallowtail larval host.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing #1: $12.95
Blue Vervain
Verbena hastata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: wet, wet-mesic, mesic
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: blue, purple
Fall Color: maroon, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Hummingbird
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Hoary Vervain
Verbena stricta
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-4'
Width: 1'
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: well-drained
Bloom Period: July-August
Flower Color: blue, purple, lavender
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bird, Bee, Hummingbird
Zone: 4-5
Comments: Sturdy stems. Fuzzy leaves.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95

Ironweed
Vernonia fasciculata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4'-6'
Width: 1'+
Sun: full
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Bloom Period: July-September
Flower Color: magenta, purple
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Zone: 4-5
Comments: Sturdy stems. found in marshes & wet prairies. Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Culver's Root
Veronicastrum virginicum
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 3'-6'
Width: 1'+
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic
Soil Types: loam
Bloom Period: July-August
Flower Color: white
Wildlife: Butterfly, Bee
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Attractive flower spikelets. Wet meadows & forest borders. Long-lived. Rhizomatous.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Birdfoot Violet ref
Viola pedata
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 4"-10"
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Types: sandy, rocky
Bloom Period: April-June
Flower Color: purple, violet, lavender
Edible Parts: flowers
Wildlife: Butterfly
Recommended: Edible Garden
Comments: Excellent in dry, rocky areas.
For reference only. Not currently stocked.
Prairie Violet
Viola pedatifida
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 6"-9"
Width: 6"
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: mesic
Soil Types: sandy loam
Bloom Period: May
Flower Color: violet, lavender
Edible Parts: flowers
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Edible Garden
Comments: Deeply-lobed foliage. Southern MN prairies.
Retail Pricing 4" pot: $6.50

Downy Yellow Violet out
Viola pubescens
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 6"-1'
Width: 1'
Sun: part, shade
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic
Soil Types: cool
Bloom Period: April-May
Flower Color: yellow
Edible Parts: flowers
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Recommended: Groundcover, Edible Garden
Comments: Woodland margins & borders.
Out of stock. Prices/sizes for reference only.
Retail Pricing 4" pot: $6.50

Heartleaf Golden Alexanders
Zizia aptera
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 1'-3'
Width: 1'-1'6"
Sun: full, part
Water Use: medium, low
Soil Moisture: wet-mesic, mesic, mesic-dry, dry
Bloom Period: May-July
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Comments: Easy to grow. Disease resistant. Hosts Black Swallowtail butterflies.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95
Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea
Category: Wildflowers
Height: 2'-3'
Width: 1'
Sun: full, part
Soil Moisture: mesic, mesic-dry
Bloom Period: May-June
Flower Color: yellow
Wildlife: Butterfly
Zone: 3-5
Comments: Erect, bushy habit. Found in moist meadows & open woodlands. Hosts Black Swallowtail butterflies.
Retail Pricing #1: $9.95