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Louisiana native plants perfectly designed for our heat, humidity, high rainfall, and adapted to our soils and pests. From a wide selection of Liatris and truly perennial Rudbeckias to vines like the tame Coral Honeysuckle as well as the rare but beautiful Louisiana Catchfly. These natives attract a host of pollinators from hummingbirds to butterflies as well as native bees and other garden beneficials so be sure to add them to your gardens, landscapes, and wildscapes like meadows and prairies.

 

Spike-like clusters of large, white, two-lipped tubular flowers are produced in mid to late spring atop rosettes of red tinged foliage. Foxglove Penstemon or Beardtongue is a clump forming native perennial that is tolerant of a wide range of conditions from somewhat dry semi-shaded conditions to moist sunny sites. The wide throated tubular flowers were designed with bees and hummingbirds in mind. Reseeds readily. Item# 10915.

Grows To: 30-48"H x 12-18"W
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The large to extra large dark velvety purple flowers are produced in midseason, around Easter, on a vigorous and easy to grow plant that reaches about 3' high. Full Eclipse Louisiana Iris makes a stunning addition to garden and landscape but use caution where you plant it as it may stop traffic! Provide Louisiana Irises with a moist to average moist to moderately wet site for the best results in a full to mostly sunny position. In average moist sites consider providing midday or filtered shade. Louisiana Iris make easy additions to bog gardens and along ponds, lakes, or other consistently moist sites. Item# 12031

Grows To: 24-36"H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Giant Ironweed, Tall Ironweed, V. altissima

Vernonia gigantea spp. gigantea; V. altissima

Large clusters of dense frilly purple flowers are borne from mid-summer to fall on this tall vigorous native perennial. An excellent choice for the back of the border where the butterflies and bees can enjoy it. Commonly found in moist clay soils but will do fine in average garden soils. Item# 9257.

Grows To: 5-9'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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The interesting and beautiful, yellow foliage of this Greg Grant selection of the Giant Coneflower makes for a wonderful contrast with other garden plants. Just as vigorous, easy, and tolerant as any other Great Coneflower, Golda Emanis Rudbeckia produces large golden yellow daisies on statuesque, 5-7' stalks in mid to late spring. Great in foliage or flower. Item# 10111.

Grows To: 5-7'H x 20-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Golden Alexanders ( zizea aurea) produces flat topped clusters of tiny yellow flowers atop tall 2-3' high stems in spring atop the rosette of glossy lobed foliage. This is a member of the carrot family, Apiaceae previously Umbelliferaceae, and is a host of the Black Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar. A native clump forming perennial, Golden Alexanders, Zizia aurea, is found throughout the central and eastern US. It is commonly found in moist woodlands, roadsides, meadows, and prairies. The flowers attract a variety of smaller pollinators including bees and butterflies. The ripened seed heads are utilized by songbirds. Item# 11774

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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The stiff green leaves of this beautiful Yucca are edged in creamy white and are after tinged with reds and purples. The Golden Variegated Yucca has a pleasing architectural form and produces spikes of creamy white, up to 3" wide, edible, and nectar rich flowers once mature that may followed by brown seed pods that are devoured by song birds. This variegated form is rarely offered but is as easy to grow as the much more common green Spanish Bayonet. A native of the South Central and South Eastern US. Enjoy it as a container plant when young or in the garden and landscape. Item# 11045

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9,10, (7A?,6?)
Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W and possibly larger
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Large drooping panicles of fragrant fleecy-white flowers adorn this small, native tree in spring and are followed by clusters of tiny black olive-like fruit in summer and fall and are great for birds. The Grancy Graybeard is a tough and adaptable small deciduous tree with a medium rate of growth that is makes an excellent understory tree, specimen, or in mixed natural landscapes. It is also tolerant of urban settings. Item# 10958.

Grows To: 12-20'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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The huge, to 6", golden, daisy-like blooms with tall dark brown cones or eyes are held on tall sturdy stems which can grow to 7' or more! A tough and hardy, native perennial. Great for pollinators. The large attractive soft, blue-green foliage makes a nice garden accent and is at its prime in winter and spring. Item# 1152.

Grows To: 5-7'H x 20-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

This native perennial Hibiscus produces 5-6" wide white, cream, or pink flowers with a deep burgundy eye over a long period in summer. Native to moist acidic soils but will perform nicely in average garden soils in full sun. The perennial native Hibiscus are hosts to a wide variety of butterfly species. Item# 9744.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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4 petaled rosy pink 1" wide flowers are produced in loose clusters atop a compact mass of foliage and stems that are tinged with red. The Virginia Meadow Beauty, or Handsome Harry, is a rhizomatous groundcovering perennial that readily multiplies but is not aggressive. The colorful foliage and stems can be almost as pretty as the flowers and certainly adds to the beauty of this native species. Tolerant of average moist soils once well-established, it is more commonly found in continuously moist to wet sites in sandy acidic soils. *In more sun it will prefer more moisture and will tolerate average moist sites where it receives midday and or afternoon shade. On sunny days the flower petals may fall away around noon. Attracts native bees for buzz pollination. Item# 11762

Grows To: 12-24"H, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Midday and or Afternoon shade
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Spikes of 1" blue to purple tubular flowers that are tipped with white on the lower two petals are produced over an extended period beginning in mid to late spring into late summer if moisture is adequate. Heartleaf Skullcap, Scuttelaria ovata, is a shade-loving rhizomatous groundcovering evergreen native perennial with heart-shaped foliage that emerges a purplish red to burgundy and maintains a tinge of that coloration even at maturity. This species is widely distributed throughout much of central and eastern US and extends into both Canada and northern Mexico. Heartleaf Skullcap is tolerant of dry shade once well-established which is one of the more difficult combinations for plants to thrive in. It will be most apt to flower longest under average moisture conditions. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11979

Grows To: 12-24"H x 15-18"W space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning sunlight, Filtered shade, Light shade, Shade
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Henry Eilers Quilled Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Henry Eiler's is unique in that is has petals that are quilled or rolled into tubes as well as having flowers that are more yellow than gold all with the same easy to grow habit of the Sweet Coneflower. A beautiful and eye-catching addition to any garden setting as well as a long lasting cutflower for arrangements. A vigorous clump forming perennial common to stream banks and moist areas but will do fine in average garden soils. The sweetly scented foliage gives it its common name. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 10164.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Hollow Joe Pye Weed, Queen of the Meadow, Trumpet Weed

Eutrochium fistulosum, Eupatorium fistulosum

Large rounded clusters of composed of hundreds of dainty pinkish-purple flowers are borne in mid to late summer atop tall, sturdy, upright to arching, hollow, purple spotted stems with whorled, medium green, rugose foliage. Joe Pye Weed is a long-lived clump forming native perennial that is typically found growing on stream banks and other moist areas but it does just fine under average garden conditions as well. Joe Pye Weed's nectar rich flowers attracts butterflies and a variety of smaller pollinators. Item# 475.

Grows To: 6-9'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Honey Coral™ Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Woodbine

Lonicera sempervirens 'Honey Coral'

Clusters of red to red-orange, yellow to orange throated, tubular flowers are borne from spring to fall on established plants with the peak flowering season in early to mid spring and again in mid to late summer to fall. Honey Coral™Honeysuckle is a tame and manageable vine perfectly suited to fences and medium sized trellises and arbors. The flowers attract hummingbirds and occasional butterflies. Pollinated flowers develop into clusters of clear red berries that make summer and fall fruit for songbirds. Their tame habit and long blooming season make the native Coral Honeysuckles an easy choice for covering a fence, arbor or trellis. Item# 11491

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

The large, 3-4" wide, frilly daisies of Honeysong Stokesia or Stokes Aster are a true royal purple with centers that darken with age and include tinges of red near the center of the flowers. Stokesia is a tough as nails clump forming native perennial with a tidy habit and long flowering season. The flowers attract a myriad of pollinators and the plants are rarely bothered by pests, deer, and rabbits. Provide a full to mostly sunny position for optimum vigor and flowering. A super easy long lived perennial that readily multiplies into dense clumps. Stokesia also makes a good cut flower for fresh arrangements. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, all rights reserved. Item# 11628

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 10-12''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Hummingbird Clethra, Summersweet, Sweet Pepper Bush

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Dense spikes of fragrant white flowers nearly cover up this dense and compact selection of our native Summersweet and contrast nicely with its deep green foliage. The fragrant flowers attract loads of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Hummingbird Clethra was selected for its exceptional flower power, as compared to other Clethras, as well as for its dense, compact, naturally rounded habit. Provide Clethras with a well-drained, wet to moist soil. The more direct sunlight you can provide the better the flower show tends to be. In hot summer climates provide shade to filtered shade during the hottest part of the day. Item# 11900

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Part sun, *Full sun to Mostly sunny in wet soils
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An uncommon, but beautiful native perennial, producing upward facing coral-red tubular buds that open to show off the star-like flowers with a creamy yellow to greenish yellow throat. The unusual flowers are produced in large clusters and are born from spring to summer. An easy and reliable, clump forming native that slowly develops into a mass of sturdy stems with nearly every one topped by a beautiful inflorescence. Winter dormant. Item# 467.

Grows To: 16-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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An uncommon, but beautiful native perennial, producing upward facing coral-red tubular buds that open to show off the star-like flowers with a creamy yellow to greenish yellow throat. The unusual flowers are produced in large clusters and are born from spring to summer. An easy and reliable, clump forming native that slowly develops into a mass of sturdy stems with nearly every one topped by a beautiful inflorescence. Winter dormant. Item# 10768.

Grows To: 16-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
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A vigorous award winning Louisiana Iris, Jeri produces loads of large, rich dark purple flowers in spring that are sure to stop traffic. Its vigor lends it to use as a tall groundcover for moist areas or it will do just fine in average moist garden soils. Provide Louisiana Irises with a moist to average moist to moderately wet site for the best results in a full to mostly sunny position. In average moist sites consider providing midday or filtered shade. Louisiana Iris make easy additions to bog gardens and along ponds, lakes, or other consistently moist sites. Jeri Louisiana Iris won the Ira S. Nelson award in 1986. Item# 10488

Grows To: 30-36"H, space at 12-18"
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

John Clayton Native Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Clusters of clear yellow 2" tubular flowers are held above the rich blue-green foliage of this selection of the tame native Coral Honeysuckle. This easily grown evergreen vine is an excellent choice for hummingbirds and butterflies that may produce flowers basically year round with peak flowering in early to mid spring as the Hummingbirds arrive. Item# 9574.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
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This easy Garden Phlox produces large domed clusters of dark-eyed, light pink, fragrant flowers on tall sturdy stems with mildew resistant foliage. The show starts in early summer and may continue nearly until the first frost with this reliable and fragrant Garden Phlox if deadheaded. Phlox is adored by butterflies and hummingbirds alike! John Fanick, named for the Texas nurseryman, is only one of a handful of Garden Phlox varieties recommended for southern gardens by noted Texas plantsman Greg Grant. Item# 10267

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Klaus Jiletto Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jiletto'

Huge bluish purple cornflower-like daisies are born in spring to early summer on this durable and reliable US native perennial. Klaus Jiletto has some of the largest flowers of any Stokesia Daisy cultivar. This is a highly recommended clump forming native perennial and it's easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Super easy and tough. Item# 11220

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Spring and summer offer up a mound of dark purplish-black foliage that covers up in late summer and fall with contrasting white daisies with a purplish-red eye. The flowers of Lady in Black Calico or Woodland Aster attract a myriad of pollinators like bees, smaller butterflies, and other garden beneficials at a time when many are stock piling for winter. This is an easy and reliable clump forming native perennial selected for its deep dark foliage. Lady in Black Woodland Aster is tolerant of light shade but will have the darkest foliage where it receives the most direct sunlight. May reseed on exposed soils. Caterpillar host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12114

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

1-1/2 to 2" wide golden yellow, orange-eyed, upward facing daisies are held well above the narrow foliage of this easy native wildflower starting in spring and lasting well into summer. Lanceleaf Coreopsis is an excellent choice for naturalizing in meadows, prairies, roadsides, and natural areas. The sunny flowers provide nectar and pollen to a variety of smaller pollinators like native bees and the ripe seedheads provide forage for songbirds and other fauna. Lanceleaf Coreopsis is used as a cut flower and is considered to be deer and rabbit resistant. This clump forming native perennial generally does best in well-drained soils in a full to mostly sunny position. Item# 10510

Grows To: 16-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun

Spike-like clusters of large, white, two-lipped tubular flowers are produced in mid to late spring atop rosettes of red tinged foliage. Foxglove Penstemon or Beardtongue is a clump forming native perennial that is tolerant of a wide range of conditions from somewhat dry semi-shaded conditions to moist sunny sites. The wide throated tubular flowers were designed with bees and hummingbirds in mind. Reseeds readily. Item# 10915.

Grows To: 30-48"H x 12-18"W
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