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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.

 

Nodding Penstemon produces loose spikes of 1" light pink to nearly lavender tubular flowers in spring. A drought tolerant clump forming native perennial with a tidy habit that attracts Hummingbirds, butterflies, and multitude of other pollinators. Item# 9743.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Part Sun
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Oakleaf Hydrangea (Seedlings)

Hydrangea quercifolia (seedlings)

The Oakleaf Hydrangea produces large white conical flower heads with large white sterile florets. The flowers are long lasting and fade through shades of pink and change to buff colors in the fall. The large unusual oak-leaf shaped, soft new foliage is somewhat olive green in spring, matures to a medium green and changes to reds, oranges, and purples in fall. Winter shows off the Oakleaf Hydrangeas peeling buff and coppery colored bark and tiny buds which look like praying hands at the tips of the stems. A native of the southeastern US, these are seedlings and so the number and size of sterile florets, overall flower size, and mature plant size may vary slightly from the image shown, the image provided is an example only. Item#11081

Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Omega Skyrocket Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Omega Skyrocket'

A giant among Stokesias, Omega Skyrocket can reach heights of 3-4' when in flower and still produces the same large cornflower blue daisies typical of the species beginning in late spring with an extended flowering season that can continue into mid and late summer on well-established plants. Omega Skyrocket Stokesia was discovered by Ozzie Johnson and Ron Determann of the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Omega, Georgia in the1990s. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended 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# 11951

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 24-36''H x 12-16''W, to 3-4'H when in flower
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Onyx and Pearls Penstemon, Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis 'Onyx and Pearls' PP32613

The exceptionally dark purple to near black foliage provides the perfect foil for the numerous 2-3' high spikes of light lavender tubular flowers that appear white against their backdrop. Onyx and Pearls Penstemon or Beardtongue begins flowering in late spring to early summer providing weeks of color and a feast of nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Even when not in flower the cloak of dark foliage provides a wonderful contrast for its neighbors. This easy to grow, clump-forming perennial is a selection of our native Foxglove Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis, and will perform best in a moist to average moist, well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny site will provide the darkest foliage color. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12308

Grows To: 36-42''H x 36-42''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Peachie's Pick Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Peachies Pick'

Large 3" wide, deep blue, cornflower-like daisies are produced on sturdy stalks starting in late spring and lasting through much of summer on well established clumps. Peachies Pick is a dense clump forming and exceptionally long flowering selection of the Stokesia Daisy. Its dense compact habit make this the perfect Stokes Aster for gardens and landscapes. Did we mention that it doesn't flop like older cultivars? This southern selection originated from the gardens of and was named for Peachie Saxon of Mississippi. It originated to us from one of the people who helped to make it known to gardeners and landscapers everywhere, noted horticulturist and author Gail Barton of Meridian, Mississippi. Item# 10810.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Peter's Peach Creek Virginia Sweetspire, Virginia Willow

Itea virginica 'Peter's Peach Creek'

Spikes of long drooping fragrant white flowers are produced in late spring and early summer that are excellent for pollinators like bees. Peter's Peach Creek Virginia Sweetspire was selected by Peter Loos for its longer flowering season and its nearly evergreen foliage that can turn fiery shades of yellow, orange, and red in especially cold winters. This selection originates from the southwestern most portion of this easy to grow native shrub's range. Virginia Sweetspire is a naturally suckering, normally deciduous shrub well suited for use in gardens, landscapes, as well as natural areas. Item# 11382

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-4'W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade

2-3" spikes of light pink to white, dainty flowers are followed by 1/8" bright clear red berries on a continuous cycle from spring to fall. The fruit are enjoyed by a variety of songbirds and the flowers are utilized by smaller pollinators. Pigeonberry is a groundcover like perennial with a relaxed, spreading to upright habit and is tolerant of dry shade once well established but prefers average moisture during the growing season for the best flowering and fruiting. It looks great spilling from mixed containers or as an informal or naturalistic and low maintenance groundcover in shaded conditions. Pigeonberry readily reseeds but is generally not considered to be aggressive or uncontrollable. Item# 10782.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-30"W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, AM sun, Filtered shade
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3" wide creamy white flowers with a burgundy eye are produced from summer to fall on an upright growing perennial with small, trilobed, rich green foliage. The Pineland Hibiscus or Comfortroot is an uncommon native perennial Hibiscus found at the edge of pine forests, along rivers, and streams. It is not always long lived (3-6 years typically) but is certainly a worthy component of wildflower gardens, meadows, other natural settings, and near the back of the garden or landscape. Item# 9804

Grows To: 3-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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The large and showy, cupped, 2-4" wide pink and white full flowers of this Primrose make it one of the most desirable and recognizable members of its genus. The many common names attest to the affection that has been doted upon it over the years. Pink Ladies is a low growing colonizing, groundcover like perennial that flowers for an extended period beginning in mid spring with established plants producing a display of showy flowers well into summer under good conditions. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types this easy to establish perennial readily reseeds making this a great choice for naturalistic settings, roadside plantings, and meadows. Attracts a variety of pollinators. Item# 10911.

Grows To: 12-18"H space at 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Pink Flowered Crimson-Eyed Rosemallow, Swamp Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos (pink form)

6-8" wide pink to white flowers with a dark burgundy eye are produced throughout much of summer on this vigorous and hardy native perennial. We were kindly supplied with seeds of the pink form of our native Crimson-Eyed Rosemallow and are now finally able to share them with you. Prefers moist to wet soils but established plants can tolerate average moisture conditions fairly well. They can reach 7' by the end of summer but are more commonly seen in the 4-5' range.The foliage may be used as a butterfly larval host by Hairstreaks, Blues, Coppers, and others. Images shown are examples, actual flower color may vary slightly since these are seedlings. Item# 11240

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10 (mulch in 5,6,7,8)
Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Pink Manners Obedient Plant, False Dragon's Head

Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners' PP 23482

Finally a pink Obedient plant that stays where you put it! Pink Manners Physostegia is a tight clump forming perennial that produces spikes of light rosy pink flowers in summer. An excellent native that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.This is a hardy, perennial that is native to the eastern half of North America and prefers moist to wet soils but performs well with average moisture. Image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 10456.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 12-18''W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Pinnate Prairie Coneflower, Grayheaded Coneflower

Ratibida pinnata, Lepachys pinnata, Rudbeckia pinnata

3" yellow daisies top the tall wispy stems of this vigorous native perennial from mid spring to late summer. Finely cut rich green pinnately divided foliage adds a soft textural backdrop for the profusion of flowers. An easy and reliably perennial native for the back of the border. An excellent choice for pollinators. Image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 9720.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed

Coreopsis tinctoria

The golden yellow petals of this Coreopsis are typically marked with red to near maroon at the base of the petals creating a nicely contrasting dark ring in the center of the flowers. Plains Coreopsis or Golden Tickseed is an annual to short-lived perennial native species with fine deep green foliage and an open airy texture to the plant overall. The flowers are borne singly and in loose clusters over an extended period with the main flowering in spring and summer but this species may be found in flower during any of the warmer months of the year. This native readily reseeds and makes a good addition to naturalized areas like meadows and prairies. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators including bees, seeds are utilized by songbirds and other fauna, and Plains Coreopsis is used as a cut flower. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types but generally prefers a moist soil. Item# 11621

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: Annual suitable for zones 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Grows To: 12-30''H x 10-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
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Pow Wow Wild Berry Purple Cone Flower

Echinacea purpurea 'Pow Wow Wild Berry'

Deep rose pink, 3-4" wide, coneflowers are born in profusion on this well-branched and free flowering selection of Purple Coneflower. This 2010 AAS Award winner is sure to bring in the butterflies and will certainly make a statement for the garden! Item# 9844.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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The tall sturdy dense spikes of rich purple flowers of this beautiful native wildflower attract loads of butterflies and pollinators in summer. An easily grown native perennial that also makes an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. The large bulb-like corm will produce several flower spikes once mature. Best in average to moist soils. Item# 9559.

Grows To: 36-60"H space 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Light pink to lavender 5-petaled flowers are produced in small clusters in spring atop the deep green narrow foliage. Prairie Phlox is a groundcover like native perennial whose butterfly and long-tongued bee pollinated flowers open darker and may fade into lighter tones as they age. Use this low growing perennial as a groundcover at the front of the border, garden, or landscape or in naturalistic settings like roadsides, meadows, and prairies. This Phlox is generally more tolerant of sun and drier conditions than Phlox divaricata and has good resistance to powdery mildew. Provide Prairie Phlox with an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil with ample sunlight. Item# 12351

Grows To: 10-18"H space at 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Deciduous shade
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Clusters of 2" wide primrose yellow fragrant 4-petalled flowers are produced in mid to late spring into early summer atop the low growing spreading stems adorned with deep green fuzzy foliage of this native perennial wildflower. Prairie Sundrops, a.k.a. Meadow Evening Primrose, is a dayflowering species of Evening Primrose with a low somewhat bushy habit and it does spread somewhat by rhizomes which is great for naturalistic settings like meadows, prairies and roadside plantings and it is reportedly relatively easy to control in garden settings as well. An adaptable native perennial that is tolerant of wet to dry soils including clay but it seems to prefer an acidic pH. The flowers attract butterflies and larger native bees. Item# 11662

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

Deep red to near maroon, starry flowers to 2" across are borne in late spring and early summer on this moderately dense naturally rounded evergreen shrub. The Red Star Anise's medium to dark green foliage has a licorice or anise-like scent when crushed. This Louisiana native is a natural component of the understory along drainages and flood zones in the southeastern portion of the US and generally prefers light shade, morning sun, to filtered shade over full sun as well as a moist well-draining acid soil. These plants originated from an eastern Louisiana native population. Not a spice plant. Item# 596

Grows To: 6-10'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Filtered shade, Deciduous shade, Part shade, Part sun
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Red Buckeye, Red Horse Chestnut

Aesculus pavia, A. splendens

A tough native shrub that produces spikes of deep red tubular flowers touched with yellow that begin to open in early spring just as the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds begin to arrive. The Red Buckeye is typically a medium to large growing deciduous shrub that is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions although it will grow and flower best in full sun it is also tolerant of some shade. This tough little native begins flowering at a young age and is easy to grow and establish. Moderately drought resistant once well-established with few pests and diseases. Item# 3047

Grows To: 6-10'H x 5-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Red Buckeye, Red Horse Chestnut

Aesculus pavia, A. splendens

Large spikes of deep red tubular flowers touched with yellow seem to be timed with the arrival of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. The Red Buckeye is typically a medium to large growing deciduous shrub that is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions although it will grow and flower best in full sun it is also tolerant of some shade. This tough little native begins flowering at a young age and is easy to grow and establish. Moderately drought resistant once well-established with few pests and diseases. Item# 10378.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 5-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Each golden yellow petal is heavily splashed with burgundy and surround the tall brown central cone of each daisy-like flower. Finely textured blue-gray foliage on a plant that becomes more dense with age. Blooms from late spring through summer. This is a tough and hardy, perennial US Native. Great for smaller pollinators. Item# 9141.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W
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Red Sprite Dwarf Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' (a.k.a. 'Nana', 'Compacta', 'Macrocarpa')

Extra large, reportedly to nearly 1/2" in diameter, brilliant red berries literally cover up this dwarf and compact deciduous shrub throughout much of winter and may last into spring. Red Sprite Dwarf Winterberry Holly, a.k.a 'Nana', 'Compacta, and 'Macrocarpa', is a USDA release that won the 2010 Holly of the Year Award from the Holly Society of America. This adaptable native shrub drops its foliage early to better show of its display of colorful berries. It can be used en masse to great effect, as a low informal hedge, or as a specimen plant near the front of the garden or landscape. Red Sprite is even small enough to enjoy as a medium-sized container plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a moist acidic soil. Needs a male holly, of any species, for pollination that flowers at the same time. 'Southern Gentleman' and 'Apollo' are two males that are recommended. Item# 11887

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-4'W
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Giant 6" scarlet pinwheels are produced throughout summer and often well into fall on sturdy stems with finely cut darkly tinged foliage. The Red Texas Star or Scarlet Swamp Mallow is a vigorous sun loving perennial which is native to the swampy soils of the southeastern US but is somewhat drought resistant once well-established in the garden. The brilliant red flowers attract a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds, bees, and the occasional butterfly. Item# 672.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10 (mulch in 6,7,8)
Grows To: 6-8'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Red Turk's Cap, Turk's Turban, Malvaviscus, Ladies' Eardrops, Scotchman's Purse, Wild Fuchsia

Malvaviscus arboreus var drummondii, M. mollis, M. arboreus, M. candida

A multitude of upward facing, sleepy, scarlet blooms are born among the soft, dark green foliage from late spring to frost. A hardy and long-lived, spreading to upright perennial, Turk's Cap is an easy to grow heirloom that will flower in sun or light shade. An excellent nectar plant for hummingbirds as well as butterflies. Resistant to browsing by deer and moderately drought resistant once well-established. The ripe fruits are readily consumed by birds and other wildlife, along with the occasional curious human. Item# 691.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W, larger in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Nodding Penstemon produces loose spikes of 1" light pink to nearly lavender tubular flowers in spring. A drought tolerant clump forming native perennial with a tidy habit that attracts Hummingbirds, butterflies, and multitude of other pollinators. Item# 9743.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Part Sun
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