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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.

 

Kim Carolina Phlox, Thickleaf Phlox

Phlox carolina subsp. carolina 'Kim'

Clusters of pinkish purple flowers with a white eye sit atop sturdy stems and are borne in late spring and early summer. Kim Carolina Phlox is a slowly spreading evergreen perennial well suited to the front of the garden and its nectar rich flowers attract a variety of pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds. A disease and mildew resistant easy care native. Item# 10913.

Grows To: 18-24''H at flowering and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Lady In Black, White Woodland Aster, Calico Aster, Starved Aster, One-sided Aster

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Lady In Black', Aster lateriflorus

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
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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
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Multitudes of 3-4" wide golden yellow daisies with a tan to dark brown 'eye' sit atop sturdy 18-24" stems and are produced in late spring to early summer and may repeat if deadheaded. The Large-Flower or Rough Coneflower, Rudbeckia grandiflora, is a tough and easy to grow clump forming perennial that can produce 80 or more flowering stems per clump once mature. This is probably one of the most underutilized native perennials as it has one of the most uniform habits of the native Coneflowers, it is long-lived and it can tolerate the moist to wet settings of acid bogs as well as short periods of drought once well-established. This is one of the major components of our Once-Mown Meadows here onsite. Provide a full to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. Deer and rabbit resistant and the flowers attract a variety of smaller pollinators. Item# 9885

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

Wow! What a beauty! Brilliant golden yellow sepals and falls open wide to create a beautifully displayed, full flower that presents itself atop large sturdy stems. A vigorous and free flowering choice Louisiana Iris for the garden and landscape that is sure to bring a ray of sunshine to any spring garden. Excellent for moist, wet, to average moist soils in the garden, bogs, at the edge of a pond or water garden. Item# 10878.

Grows To: 30-36"H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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From near white to lavender to rich purple long-lasting bracts subtend the whorls of tubular white, lavender, to purple nectar rich flowers beginning as early as late spring and continuing well into summer and into fall under good conditions. The stems are adorned with lemony to bergamot scented narrow foliage. Lemon Beebalm is a moderately drought resistant native annual species found throughout much of the central and eastern US. It readily reseeds on exposed soils and makes a good addition to naturalized areas like meadows, prairies, and roadside plantings. The tubular flowers attract a variety of bees, butterflies, as well as hummingbirds. Plants typically die after flowering and seed development is complete. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Item# 11730

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: Annual, grows in 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 16-24"H x 6-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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The variegated glossy arrowhead shaped foliage has dark green veining and lighter patches in between. The Little Brown Jug plant, Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia, is a clump forming evergreen perennial native to much of the southeastern US as far west as eastern Louisiana (where these plants originated). It is typically found in shaded, well-drained sandy loam soils. It gets its name from the interesting purple to brown jug shaped flowers that lay on the ground at the base of the plant and are produced in summer. A member of the Aristolochiaceae family, Dutchman's Pipe family, but is not a host for the Pipevine Swallowtail as far as we know. Little Brown Jugs makes a nice addition to shaded gardens and can also be enjoyed as a low maintenance container plant. Item# 11766

Grows To: 4-8"H x 8-12"W
Outdoor Light: Shade, Light shade, Filtered shade, Cool sunlight
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Little Henry Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry' PP23590, EU 36960

Golden yellow quilled ray petals surround deep brown-eyed cones. The unique flowers of Little Henry Sweet Coneflower are produced on many branched sturdy stems beginning in mid to late summer with the show lasting often into fall on well established plants. A compact form of Henry Eilers with sturdier flower stems and an earlier flowering time, Little Henry's poise and uniqueness lend it to use in smaller spaces but it is sure to make a big statement in nearly any garden or landscape. A clump forming, native perennial whose flowers attract a variety of garden beneficials. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, www.terranovanurseries.com. Item# 10921.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W, space 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Large showy horizontal spikes composed of soft primrose colored, large, pea-shaped blossoms are produced in early spring providing rich rewards to native pollinators, particularly queen bumblebees. The arching spikes sit along blue-green stems adorned with round, 3-5 foliate leaves that fade to gray as summer wanes. The black grape-like clusters of ripened seed pods offer forage to wildlife like quail and wild turkey or spread the seeds and grow more of this beautiful and long lived native perennial. Long-Bract Wild Indigo is one of the lower growing Baptisias and rarely seems to exceed 18-24" high but may spread to 36" across at maturity. Item# 10870.

Grows To: 1-2'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
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A beautiful and compact selection of our native Woodland Phlox, Louisiana Blue produces large clusters of purplish-blue flowers that are held above the rich green foliage in early spring. An easy to grow groundcover that does well in deciduous shade since it is a winter and early spring growing perennial. Provide a well-drained soil, acid soil with partial shade during summer for the best results. Item# 9410.

Grows To: 6-12"H space at 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Deep glowing red star shaped flowers are held on tall wispy stems for a long period from midsummer and often into fall. One of the most beautiful red wildflowers to be found in the pineywoods of western Louisiana and east Texas. A rare native drought tolerant taprooted perennial with narrow, strap-like medium green foliage. Item# 9522.

Grows To: 2-4
Outdoor Light: Partial sun, (Full sun?)
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Beginning in late winter and early spring clusters of red tubular flowers tip the red tinged new growth of this native Honeysuckle. Louisiana Red Coral Honeysuckle is an Almost Eden introduction selected from our local population of this species which flowers over an extended period and has beautiful red tinged new growth and red stems. Of the selections that we grow here it is one of the first to begin flowering and just in time for the first Ruby Throated Hummingbirds to arrive in the area. Well-established plants grown in a full to mostly sunny position can flower on and off throughout the growing season. Pollinated flowers are followed by clusters of clear bright red fruit that the songbirds enjoy. Coral Honeysuckle makes an easy and low maintenance long flowering native twining vine well-suited to growing on arbors, fences, and trellises. Item# 11544

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, Mostly sunny, *Part sun, *Part shade
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4-5" wide deep rose red flowers are produced in abundance with the show beginning in late spring or early summer and continuing until fall. Lufkin Red is a hardy perennial Hibiscus with a compact upright to spreading habit. This cultivar along with Lufkin White were developed for resistance to leaf spot diseases as well as flower color and their compact upright form by Cecile Pounders and the ARS division of the USDA at McNeill, MS and tested at the Poplarville, MS station for 5 years. These are selections from seedlings of Hibiscus laevis, the Halberdleaf Rosemallow. Item# 11169

Grows To: 4-5'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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4-5" wide pure white flowers with a dark burgundy eye are produced in abundance with the show beginning in late spring or early summer and continuing until fall. Lufkin White is a hardy perennial Hibiscus with a compact upright to spreading habit. This cultivar along with Lufkin Red were developed for resistance to leaf spot diseases as well as flower color and their compact upright form by Cecile Pounders and the ARS division of the USDA at McNeill, MS and tested at the Poplarville, MS station for 5 years. These are selections from seedlings of Hibiscus laevis, the Halberdleaf Rosemallow. Item# 11169

Grows To: 4-5'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Large rounded clusters composed of dark violet-pink 1" wide flowers are produced atop sturdy dark colored stems and bronze tinged foliage. LUMINARY™ Ultraviolet Garden Phlox boasts brilliant colors, excellent disease resistance, better branching, and an overall fuller and bushier habit. Garden Phlox begin flowering in summer and may continue into fall under good conditions on established plants. This is a clump forming hardy native perennial well-suited to sunny sites in the garden and landscape where they are sure to attract butterflies, their main pollinator, throughout the flowering season. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a moderately fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12262

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Clusters of deep orange 2" tubular flowers with yellow throats 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 Humminbirds arrive. Item# 9573.

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, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Magnus Superior Coneflower, Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior'

An improvement on the award winning Magnus! The deep purplish pink rays surround the large contrasting orange tipped rounded cones with overall flower size reaching up to 7" across and are poised atop sturdy dark colored stems. Magnus Superior Purple Coneflower, a seed grown selection of Echinacea purpurea developed by Jelitto® Seed, was selected for its better and more consistent branching habit, larger deeper colored flowers and scapes, and improved disease resistance. Coneflowers are clump forming perennials whose often fragrant flowers are adored by butterflies, bees, and other pollinators that can be enjoyed as part of the sunny garden garden and landscape as well as container specimens. Leave seedheads for fall and winter songbirds to enjoy. Periodic deadheading will keep the plants looking clean and may help promote continuous flowering. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile, preferably mineral soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Photos courtesy of Jelitto® Seed, all rights reserved. Item# 12793

Grows To: 24-36"H x 18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Major Wheeler Native Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Considered by many to be the best of the red flowered Coral Honeysuckles. Major Wheeler produces loads of large clusters of deep red 2" tubular flowers with yellow throats are held above the rich blue-green disease resistant foliage of this selection of the tame native Coral Honeysuckle. Image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 9719.

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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, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Malcolm's Whiteleaf Mountainmint, Sage

Pycnanthemum albescens 'Malcolm Vidrine'

Exceptionally fragrant with a strong spearmint aroma! Malcolm's Whiteleaf Mountainmint, a.k.a. Malcolm's Mint, was selected and introduced by its namesake Dr. Malcolm Vidrine for its strong minty fragrance in lieu of the typical, sometimes camphor-like, fragrance more common to this species. This is a clump forming native perennial with an upright to rounded growth habit reaching about 3' high by flowering. The dainty flowers are pollinated by a variety of smaller pollinators but are especially relished by bees. Easy to grow and deer and pest resistant. Whiteleaf Mountainmint is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Clusters of tiny, light pink, tubular flowers are encircled by a mass of velvety white, bract-like leaves in mid to late summer. Item# 12627

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(possibly colder)
Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Tall spikes of glowing red to purplish-red, 2-3" tubular blooms are born in summer above the foliage of this tough native perennial. A drought tolerant and hardy shrublet that freezes back to the ground to return in spring. The flowers are followed by dark colored bean pods that split open to display their brilliant red-orange beans that can remain on the plant all winter. Excellent for Hummingbirds. Item# 9408.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-3'W (8-20'H in mild winter climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Mango Yellow Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans 'Mango Yellow', Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans

Clusters of 4" long pastel orange-yellow tubular flowers adorn this vigorous native vine throughout summer. Trumpet Creeper is an excellent choice for hummingbirds and we thought it was appropriate to name this naturally occurring Almost Eden selection after the Green-Breasted Mango Hummingbird just in case they get to visit one in your yard. Trumpet Creeper's vigor, tolerance of poor soils, and durability lend it to use in difficult sites. Use as an espalier, allow it to climb a sturdy fence, or cover an arbor. Item# 11374

Grows To: 20-40'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Margarita Carolina Yellow Jessamine, Carolina Jasmine, Evening Trumpet Flower, Woodbine

Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita', Bignonia sempervirens, G. lucidum, G. nitidum, Jeffersonia sempervirens, Lisianthus sempervirens

Masses of primrose yellow, 1" long trumpets herald the coming of spring and have a strong Jasmine-like fragrance that is produced in early evening and at night suggesting that they are pollinated by hummingbird or sphinx moths as well as by native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. *It is not a suitable nectar plant for honeybees. Margarita Carolina Yellow Jessamine, with larger flowers, more flowers, and improved cold hardiness over the species surviving -25oF at North Creek Nurseries in Landenberg, PA. This a native, twining, evergreen to semi-evergreen vine with glossy, dark green, narrow foliage that can climb up to 20' high but is just as happy on a 6' fence or other sturdy support. The species, Gelsemium sempervirens, is native to the southeastern US, but, Margarita was selected by Don Jacobs of Eco Gardens in Decatur, Georgia. Provide Carolina Yellow Jasmine with a full sun to mostly sunny site in an average to well-drained, fertile soil for optimum growth and to maximize flowering. Although, it is shade tolerant it doesn't flower as profusely. Tough and easy as well as drought, deer, and rabbit resistant. Its fragrance is enough to stop you in your tracks on an evening stroll! A Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Gold Medal Award Winner! Item# 9071

Grows To: 10-20'H+ but easily maintained on a sturdy 6'H fence or 8-12'H post
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Mary Gregory Stokesia Daisy, Stokes Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory

3" soft primrose yellow, cornflower-like daisies are born in summer on this durable and reliable, clump forming US native perennial. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and its easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, 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# 10487.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Maryland Goldenaster

Chrysopsis mariana

Maryland Goldenaster is a clump forming native perennial whose silky-edged rosette of foliage is barely noticed much of the year but in fall it bursts into color producing a multitude of 18-24" stems that are topped by large clusters of nearly 1" wide golden yellow daisies. The perfect native replacement for mums in the fall garden and one of our favorite fall flowering native perennials. The Maryland Goldenaster is generally found in sandy, well-drained soils in full sun to partially shaded locations and is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. This is sure to brighten up the late summer and fall meadow, prairie, or roadside as well. It provides bees and smaller butterflies with a much needed source of pollen and nectar late in the season. Item# 10687

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W when in full flower
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Kim Carolina Phlox, Thickleaf Phlox

Phlox carolina subsp. carolina 'Kim'

Clusters of pinkish purple flowers with a white eye sit atop sturdy stems and are borne in late spring and early summer. Kim Carolina Phlox is a slowly spreading evergreen perennial well suited to the front of the garden and its nectar rich flowers attract a variety of pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds. A disease and mildew resistant easy care native. Item# 10913.

Grows To: 18-24''H at flowering and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

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