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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.

 

Dark indigo-blue outer falls are centered with dark blue inner standards. Beautiful, full, 5'' wide, nearly rounded flowers. A vigorous and hardy Louisiana Iris from the 'Fallen Heroes' series hybridized by Leeann Connelly. Multiplies readily in average garden soils, moist to wet soils, or can be set in water gardens where the container is just below the water's surface. Flowers in our gardens in early to midseason. Item# 9205

Grows To: 24-30"H
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Rough Coneflower

Rudbeckia grandiflora

3-4" bright golden yellow daisies are held on sturdy stems atop the medium green foliage. A clump forming native that flowers from late spring through mid-summer and sometimes into fall. A tough and showy native wildflower that is surely worthy of a place in any garden. Item# 9885.

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

Ruby Red Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans 'Ruby Red', Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans

Clusters of 4" long deep red trumpets 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 Ruby Throated Hummingbird. 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# 11373

Grows To: 20-40'H x 6-10'W
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Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

A US National Arboretum introduction, Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea is designed to have a compact rounded form but with plenty of flower power producing loads of large, uniform elongated clusters of flowers that start out white, change to pink, and ultimately to a deep rosy pink. The beautiful velvety Oak-leaf like foliage is a rich medium green but deepens to purples and reds in fall. Images courtesy of the US National Arboretum website. Item# 10528.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Sabine Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia scabrifolia

A rare Rudbeckia that is native only to the Pineywoods of west central Louisiana and east Texas. The bright golden yellow 4-5" daisies are born on tall sturdy stems that are held above the rich green rounded foliage. The Sabine Coneflower is native to consistently moist to bog-like conditions and will probably fare best in a moist to average garden soil. Item# 9402.

Grows To: 5-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

3-4" light pink to purplish pink coneflowers with drooping petals are held high above the foliage on sturdy stems. Flowers begin in May and may continue through August. This is a tough and easy pinewoods native plant that is great for butterflies and pollinators. Item# 9304

Grows To: 12-24''H x 12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Sassafras

Sassafras albidum, Laurus albidus

A beautiful native tree, the Sassafras produces reliable orange, red, yellow, and even pink fall color even in southern regions of the US. Yellow to greenish-yellow, lightly fragrant spring flowers are born in clusters at the tips of the bare green stems as they herald the arrival of spring. Female trees may produce clusters of large, shiny dark blue to blue-black "cherries" that sit atop bright red pedicels that birds and other wildlife will adore. The foliage, besides being edible by humans, is used by the Spicebush, Palamedes, and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies as a host plant. The Sassafras tree is generally fast growing and pyramidal when young and normally develops into a small to medium sized tree although rather large specimens are known to exist. Sassafras was selected as the Georgia Native Plant Society's 2013 Plant of the Year! Item# 9824.

Grows To: 30-50'H x 15-30'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Seaside Goldenrod

Solidago sempervirens

Dense spikes of golden yellow flowers cover the upper 2/3's of this plant for an extended period beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. Seaside Goldenrod is a clump forming native perennial common in coastal areas whose nectar rich flowers provide a much needed food source to fall migrating Monarch butterflies along with other butterflies, bees, and many garden beneficials. Deep green smooth foliage adorns the stems. This is a salt tolerant species that is more compact in poor and salt laden soils but in rich garden soil it is known to reach 6-8' high. Pinching out the growing tips in late spring will help to create a fuller more compact plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny location but it is otherwise adaptable to a wide variety of soil types from wet clay to sand. Item# 11627

Grows To: 3-6'+H, space at about 12-18
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Slender arching stems that end in spikes of purple flowers emerge from the soft fine textured foliage of this dainty Liatris from late spring through early summer and may even flower into fall. The soft texture and and gently arching flower spikes make this beautiful Blazing Star a perfect candidate for the perennial garden where it sure to attract attention as well as butterflies and pollinators. Plant several together for the best effect. Item# 9865.

Grows To: 24-30''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Shining Bluestar produces large clusters of pale blue, star-shaped flowers in rounded clusters in late spring to early summer atop sturdy upright stems that are adorned with shiny, deep green foliage. Along with Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia, the Shining Bluestar, Amsonia illustris, received 5-star ratings during trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Mature plants produce yellow fall color when grown in sunny conditions. Amsonia flowers are pollinated by butterflies and hummingbird moths. An easy and reliable clump forming native perennial. Item# 11584

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Siskyou Pink Gaura, Apple Blossom Grass, Wand Flower, Lindheimer's Bee Blossom

Oenothera lindheimerii 'Siskyou Pink', Gaura lindheimerii 'Siskyou Pink'

Masses of tall wispy deep pink spikes are covered by a succession of large pink butterfly-like flowers throughout summer. A tough and hardy, drought tolerant, perennial US Native. Item# 10642.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3''W
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Clusters of white spring flowers are followed by green berries that slowly change through pink, to blue, and to near black once mature. The glossy, bronze-tinged, medium green, deciduous foliage of the Withe-rod Viburnum produces fall color in red and purple tones. This is an upright to rounded, medium-sized native shrub commonly found near wet areas. Considered by some to have the best tasting fruit of our native Viburnums giving it the name of Wild Raisin. Item# 10382

Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Southern Prairie Aster, Showy Aster

Eurybia hemispherica, Aster gattingeri, A. hemisphericus

A low growing, clump forming to slowly spreading perennial the Southern Prairie Aster produces 1" wide, medium purple to lighter pinkish purple daisies with a yellow eye atop sturdy upright to arching stems beginning in late summer and lasting into fall. This is another Aster that is native to sandy dryer upland soils and so is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Excellent for native pollinators. Item# 10694.

Grows To: 18-30"H x 18-30"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Spanish Moss (live plants)

Tillandsia usneoides

One of the most recognizable features of Southeastern swamps, the Gulf Coast, and historic southern homes are the long gray masses of Spanish Moss trailing from Bald Cypress, Live Oaks, and anywhere else these dense chains of tiny bromeliads are allowed to make a home. Our native birds use them as nesting materials and tiny wind born seeds spread this pineapple cousin throughout the Southeast from Texas to Virginia. Our Spanish Moss is not wild collected but is grown in our greenhouses hanging below our tables where it is happy to receive any nutrients and moisture while we water our plants. We ship generous clusters of 14-18" long masses of living moss. Item# 11107

Grows To: 2-4'L+
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Shade
14-18" long clusters
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The five pure white widely flaring petals are each neatly trimmed into a multitude of white frills. A beautiful native clump forming perennial with good garden manners. Clean, smooth, medium green foliage is whorled around the dainty stems that are topped with loose panicles of the delicate flowers in summer. Item# 10478.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,(3?, 10?)
Grows To: 18-30"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, Part shade
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2-3" bright yellow sunflower-like flowers are held on 3'H branching sturdy stems from late spring to fall. The flowering stalks emerge from a rosette of wide medium green foliage on this fibrous rooted native perennial. Great for butterflies and pollinators. Item# 9585.

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Swamp Sunflower, Narrowleaf Sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius

Looking for a great fall display? The Swamp or Narrowleaf Sunflower produces masses of golden yellow, 2-3" wide, dark-eyed daisies over an extended period. A clump-forming drought resistant perennial, this hardy sunflower never fails to turn heads when its in flower. Excellent for native pollinators including bees and butterflies. Great for naturalizing. Item# 10419.

Grows To: 4-6'H+ x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

This vigorous native produces masses of black-eyed golden yellow daisies from mid-summer to fall on tall sturdy stems. 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. A good choice for the back of the border. Item# 9261.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W
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Wonderfully fragrant of licorice or anise when bruised or dried, Sweet Goldenrod produces medium to large pyramidal clusters of golden yellow flowers in summer that are excellent for attracting pollinators and other beneficials. The flowers and foliage, fresh or dried, is often used to make a very nice herbal tea, as a mild spice in cooking, and could certainly be used in potpourris as well (Bonnie fell in love with the fragrance of the dried seed heads!). Another of the garden friendly clump forming Goldenrods, Sweet Goldenrod makes a nice addition to the garden, as well as in natural areas and along roadsides. Item# 10684.

Grows To: 30-48"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Sweetbay Magnolia, White Bay

Magnolia virginiana

The Sweetbay Magnolia or White Bay is an upright to pyramidal generally small to medium-sized native tree typically found growing in baygalls as well as along small creeks and streams in nearly every state bordering the Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf Coast. In midspring, mature trees produce fragrant white flowers to about 4" across and are followed by typical Magnolia cones whose seeds turn a bright orangey-red when mature in fall and winter and are utilized by songbirds as well as other wildlife. Magnolia virginiana is sometimes used as a caterpillar host by Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Palamedes Swallowtail Butterfly, Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly, and the Sweet Bay Silk Moth .The deep blue-green to green foliage has a white reverse and can be used in the place of the unrelated Bay Leaf which is also known as Sweetbay or Laurus nobilis. Prefers average moist to moist to boggy to swampy acidic soils and is tolerant of clay soils. Item# 11713

Grows To: 12-20'H x 8-16'W is typical in garden settings but very old trees can reach over 90'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
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Loads of glossy black, 3/8", thin skinned, very sweet huckleberries (actually blueberries) begin ripening in mid April often lasting through May. This is one of the earliest ripening native blueberries and we selected this variety for its exceptionally sweet, tender fruit and its heavy bearing characteristics. An excellent berry for pancakes, muffins, pies, and certainly fresh eating. An Almost Eden Exclusive introduction! In limited supply. Item# 10832.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-8'W
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The tall sturdy spikes of this Liatris quickly develop white pearl-like buds that open to clusters of lavender flowers. No staking is required for this beautiful native clump-forming cormous perennial. Plant it at the back of the border in small to large groupings for a wonderful effect and the butterflies will love you for it as well. Item# 9866.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine

Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty', Anisostichus capreolata, Doxantha capreolata

A show stopper! Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine produces a huge mass of 2" orange trumpets with yellow throats in late spring with some blooms throughout summer on well-established vines. An easily grown and vigorous clinging native evergreen vine that can easily grow up masonry, tree bark, or other structures without support.Cross Vines are a low maintenance choice for fences, posts, and large trellises. The trumpet shaped flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators. The unusual compound, glossy, dark green foliage takes on orange, red, bronze, and purple tones when grown in full sun during fall and winter.  Item# 670.

Grows To: 30-50'H, easily trained to a 6'H fence or other support.
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Tangerine Princess Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Tangerine Princess'

An Almost Eden exclusive! Clusters of soft orange buds open to intense dark orange tubular blooms. Flowering from early spring to fall. Trumpet Honeysuckle is an excellent choice anywhere a 'tame' vine is needed. Item # 957.

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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Dark indigo-blue outer falls are centered with dark blue inner standards. Beautiful, full, 5'' wide, nearly rounded flowers. A vigorous and hardy Louisiana Iris from the 'Fallen Heroes' series hybridized by Leeann Connelly. Multiplies readily in average garden soils, moist to wet soils, or can be set in water gardens where the container is just below the water's surface. Flowers in our gardens in early to midseason. Item# 9205

Grows To: 24-30"H
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