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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.

 

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, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Sulphurea Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens var sulphureus

Beautiful yellow tubular blooms are born from spring to fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies make this a lovely vine for fence, arbor or trellis. It is evergreen and vigorous, but easy to control. Item # 1075.

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
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Summer Sparkler Clethra, Summersweet, Sweet Pepper Bush

Clethra alnifolia 'NOVACLEEIN' PP27590

This Summersweet produces extra long, wavy spikes of fragrant white flowers that attract a variety of pollinators during summer. The white flowers of Summer Sparkler Clethra, previously offered as Einstein, contrast nicely with the deep green foliage on this compact selection of this easy to grow native shrub. Provide Clethras with a well-drained, moist to average moist soil with partial shade in hot summer climates. Tolerant of full sun in moist soils where summers are cooler. Images courtesy of Star Roses and Plants, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11430

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade, *Full sun in wet soils

Sunset Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Sunset'

Large red berries cover the bare stems of this native deciduous shrub beginning in fall and lasting throughout much of winter and possibly into spring. Sunset Winterberry Holly develops into a medium-sized well branched shrub with a an upright to vase-shaped habit when young broadening with age. The textured deep green foliage may provide some yellow fall color prior to leaf fall if grown in full sun. Winterberry Hollies are easy to grow adaptable shrubs that produce clusters of small white flowers in spring that provide nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators. Sunset Winterberry Holly is a female and so will need a male pollinator that flowers at the same time for maximum berry production. 'Southern Gentleman' and 'Apollo' are two males that are recommended. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a moist acidic soil. Item# 11888

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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In summer, clusters of tubular buds open to starry, pure-white flowers that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and likely hummingbird or Sphinx moths as well. The Swamp Azalea, Rhododendron viscosum, is a native deciduous shrub growing to about 6'H x 3-5'W that is native from East Texas and along the Gulf Coast as well as long as all along the Eastern Seaboard and into southern Maine. In the Pineywoods this species is typically found in consistently moist soil near bogs and small streams and is the only locally native (west central Louisiana) species of Rhododendron to flower in summer. In sunnier sites, the Swamp Azalea can produce burgundy and yellow fall color. Provide a moist to average moist loamy soil rich in organic matter and mulch with a breathable organic material such as pine straw or pine bark. Even though it is common to more moist sites, it can tolerate short periods of drought once fully established and should perform well in average moist garden soils provided it is properly mulched and receives some midday shade. Item# 12742

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W potentially larger with age
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Mostly sunny (N regions), Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade
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Often throughout summer, small, fragrant beautiful bell-shaped nearly white to blue flowers with gracefully recurving 'petals' (in Clematis it is the large colorful sepals that we often most enjoy) of light blue, blue, or purple. Grow the Swamp Leather Flower as a small perennial herbaceous vine that may top out at 5' but can reach 9' high. It can be cut back to 1-2' in later winter after the buds have begun to swell. Item# 10224.

Grows To: 5-9'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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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, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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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
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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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, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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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
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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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# 12029

Grows To: 30-50'H, easily trained to a 6'H fence or other support.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

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.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Tennessee Purple Coneflower

Echinacea tennesseensis

Large dark purplish pink rays surround the green and copper tinged cone of nectar rich disk flowers in summer and interestingly the flowers always face eastward. The Tennessee Purple Coneflower is a rare species of Echinacea known only from a small area in central Tennessee around the Nashville area and was one of the very first plants to be added to the Endangered Species list but now the populations are stable enough that it has been unlisted and is a model success story for endangered plant species. A taprooted drought resistant native perennial, provide the Tennessee Purple Coneflower with a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny site in the garden and landscape. The flowers attract a menagerie of pollinators, especially butterflies, bees, as well as hummingbirds and other garden beneficials. Item# 11727

Grows To: 16-24''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
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Texas Coneflower

Rudbeckia texana

A choice native coneflower, the Texas Coneflower produces 3-5" bright golden yellow daisies that  are borne singly, or in small clusters of up 5 flowers, and are held on sturdy upright stems in summer. A rosette of large, rich dark green glossy foliage subtends the flower stalks. Texas Coneflower provides us with a medium-sized Rudbeckia that is similar in habit to the stately Giant Coneflower. Item# 10217.

Grows To: 3-4
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Texas Greeneyes, Broochflower

Berlandiera betonicifolia, B. texana

1-2" wide, outward facing, sunny yellow daisies with green central disk-flowers that create the green 'eye' are produced on loosely branching stems with quilted medium green foliage and are produced nearly continuously from spring to fall. Texas Greeneyes, Berlandieria betonicifolia, is a taprooted native perennial growing to about 18-24" high and is locally common on semi-open, loamy sandy soils in full sun to mostly sunny sites. It appears to be reliably perennial and long-lived in well-drained soils staying neatly where it placed and returning each year. It should make a good addition to roadside plantings and naturalistic areas. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a sandy well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 9749

Grows To: 18-24"H x 12
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Texas Ironweed

Vernonia texana

Texas Ironweed produces clusters of rich purple, to pinkish purple, frilly flowers in summer atop fairly sturdy upright stems. This one of the smaller growing Ironweeds and can be somewhat rhizomatous but does not appear to aggressive. This is tough little drought resistant perennial that is excellent for pollinators common to well-drained soils. Texas Ironweed is shade tolerant but will perform best when grown in full sun in well-drained soils. Item# 10671.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-30"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Texas Pink Garden Phlox has large rounded clusters of lightly fragrant purplish-pink flowers that are produced atop sturdy purplish-red stems. Their showing begins in early summer lasting for several weeks and possibly longer if they are deadheaded. Texas Pink Phlox is a mildew resistant free flowering selection of our native Phlox paniculata. Provide a full to mostly sunny site with a well-drained soil for the best results. The flowers attract butterflies and larger bees. Item# 11275

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

Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans, Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans

Clusters of 3" long yellow, orange, orange-red, or red trumpets adorn this vigorous native vine throughout summer. An excellent choice for hummingbirds. 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. These are seedling grown and so the flower color may be range from a rich orange to nearly yellow to a dark brick red. Item# 11295

Grows To: 20-40'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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2-3" medium to light pink Hibiscus-like flowers are produced beginning in mid-spring and continuing often into late as fall under good conditions. The Virginia Salt Marsh Mallow is a vigorous and free flowering native, Hardy Hibiscus-like perennial and a member of the Hibiscus family. It dies back to the ground in winter and readily returns in spring. Selected as the 1989 North Carolina and the Virginia 2004 wildflower of the year! Item# 9401

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10 (mulch in 6,7,8)
Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Warren's Red Possumhaw Holly, Deciduous Holly

Ilex decidua 'Warren's Red'

Clusters of dainty white and green spring flowers are followed by dense clusters of glossy bright red berries that often last into spring (if the birds don't get them all!). The nectar and pollen laden flowers attract bees and smaller pollinators and even provide a caffiene kick. Warren's Red Possumhaw Holly, a selection of Ilex decidua, is a large growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub but could potentially be shaped into a small tree form. It has few if any pests or diseases and is quite tolerant of growing conditions from average moist to moderately wet and periodically flooded sites. Provide a full to mostly sunny site for optimum growth, vigor, and fruit set. Almost any male native holly that flowers at the same time will pollinate the female Warren's Red Possumhaw Holly including the American Holly, Ilex opaca, and we also now offer the male Midas Possumhaw Holly as well. Item# 9146

Grows To: 10-15'H x 10-15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Western Sunflower, Fewleaf Sunflower

Helianthus occidentalis

Bright golden yellow daisies top the sturdy and branched, 3-5' stems of this perennial native Sunflower. The Western Sunflower will quickly create a ground-covering colony of plants by multiplying via underground rhizomes. The spent flower stalks hold seeds for songbirds and will die back to the ground in fall but are quickly replaced by a multitude of new rosettes in winter. An easy and durable plant for naturalizing and native to much of the southeastern US. Considered to be one of the least aggressive spreading Sunflowers. Item# 10240

Grows To: 3-4
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In late summer and fall, Frostweed produces large flattened clusters of flowers that are used by a variety of pollinators including bees, migrating Monarchs and other butterflies. This is a relatively tall growing rhizomatous native perennial that will develop into a mass of upright stems and flowers. Frostweed, Verbesinca virginica, is typically found growing in moist to periodically dry soils in partly shaded to lightly shaded sites from the Edward's Plateau of west central Texas to Florida and as far north as Missouri and Kentucky. Compared to the very similar species Texas Crownbeard, Verbesina microptera, the Virginia Frostweed has fewer ray flowers (or petals) per flower and is considered to be more reliably cold hardy. Item# 11767

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, Morning sun, Part sun, Full sun
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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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