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Common Evening Primrose

Oenothera biennis

Small clusters of large 4-petaled sunny yellow flowers are lightly fragrant and open in the evening to attract pollinating moths and may last until about noon the following day when they attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Ripe seeds are utilized by songbirds. Common Evening Primrose is a tall growing tap-rooted native biennial species found throughout most of the lower 48 states and into Canada. It is common in disturbed areas, meadows and prairies. The first year it produces a rosette of foliage and the second year it shoots up to 3-6' high and begins flowering in summer and may continue into fall under good conditions. The Common Evening Primrose will readily reseed on exposed soils. It is a good addition to naturilized areas or add it to the Moon Moth Garden. Item# 11761

Grows To: 3-6'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Large clusters of star-shaped of purplish pink flowers are borne in summer among the large, tropical looking, somewhat gray-green foliage. This root hardy native perennial will often develop into a colony of plants spreading by underground rhizomes as well as reseeding. Common Milkweed is native to the eastern 2/3's of the US as well as occurring in WA, MT, and Canada and is considered by many to be one of the most important milkweed species for the regal Monarch butterfly. Item# 10162.

Grows To: 3-4(-6')H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Compass Plant

Silphium laciniatum

3-4" wide, yellow,  sunflower-like flowers are born on 4-8'H+ sturdy stems over an extended period in summer on this durable, native, clump-forming, tap-rooted perennial. The dark green, deeply dissected foliage of the Compass Plant was used as a compass as the large leaves generally point north and south. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 10309.

Grows To: 4-8'+H x 2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade
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Concord Grape Spiderwort, Tradescantia

Tradescantia 'Concord Grape'

Clusters of large 1-1/2" wide 3-petaled deep royal purple flowers with nicely contrasting bright yellow stamens sit atop sturdy stems that rise above the clumps of contrasting blue-green narrow foliage in late spring to midsummer. Concord Grape Spiderwort is stunning in the garden and landscape even when not in flower with its showy foliage that is sure to contrast with its neighbors. It can also be enjoyed as an easy and low maintenance container plant where its pollen laden flowers can draw the pollinators up close. Spiderwort is a tough and easy, no-care clump forming perennial that is adaptable to most moist to average moist soils. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11938

Grows To: 15-18''H x 16-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Beautiful deep red to coral, yellow throated tubular blooms are born from spring to fall. Attracts hummingbirds and occasional butterflies. Its tame habit and long blooming season make this manageable Honeysuckle an choice for covering a fence, arbor or trellis.  Item# 1171.

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
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Tiny yellow to greenish passionflowers are produced throughout the year on what at first glance appears to be a small growing, naturally evergreen to deciduous vine but it can reach 30'H with support but is easily maintained on a 3-4'H trellis. The Corkystem Passionvine is a native of Florida and Texas that is mainly grown as a butterfly caterpillar host plant for the Zebra Longwing (a.k.a. Zebra Heliconian), the Julia Heliconian, and the Gulf Fritillary butterflies. Easy and makes a nice dense vine on smaller trellises. Provide a full to partly sunny position for the densest growth and flowering. Pollinated flowers are followed by dark purple, marble-sized fruit. Item# 11258

Grows To: 4-6'H to 30'H in frost free climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Correll's False Dragonhead is a rare but wonderful, seemingly more refined garden species that is as vigorous as it is beautiful. The dense spikes of purplish-pink, tubular, often speckled, flowers are held atop sturdy, 3' high stems in summer. Like most other Physostegias, Correll's False Dragonhead does spread by large rhizomes even in average soils. The leaves of this species are toothed, widest in the middle, sessile, and are almost always a rich dark green. Item# 10236.

Grows To: 3-7'H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Crimson Beauty Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox, Thrift

Phlox subulata 'Crimson Beauty'

Deep reddish pink flowers stand well-above the low needle like foliage of this native perennial in early spring. Crimson Beauty Creeping Phlox makes an easy low maintenance groundcover for well-drained sunny locations. The bright flowers attract butterflies. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Makes a beautiful spiller over rock walls and near water gardens. Item# 11425

Grows To: 3-6"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
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This native perennial Hibiscus boasts large 6-8" wide typically white but occassionally pink flowers with a dark burgundy eye. The Crimson-Eyed Rosemallow, Hibiscus moscheutos, is common in moist and wet areas as the name implies but is tolerant of average moist garden soils but may require extra moisture during dry spells. This is a vigorous and hardy native perennial that can reach 5-7' high but is more commonly found at 4'. The foliage may be used as a butterfly caterpillar host by Hairstreaks, Blues, Coppers, and others. Hibiscus moscheutos is one of the main species used in breeding of the large dinner plate-sized Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus cultivars. Item# 9399

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
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Jack in the Bush or Crucita is truly one of the very best butterfly plants! The nectar rich, light blue to purple, flat topped flower clusters make perfect landing platforms for pollinators of all shapes and sizes. Crucita can be found in flower as early as mid summer to late fall. Item# 10670.

Grows To: 3-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Crushed Coral Mamou Bean produces tall spikes of dark coral pink, 2-3" tubular flowers in late spring and early summer atop sturdy stems that are held well above the foliage of this tough native perennial. The Mamou Bean is 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.  Crushed Coral Mamou Bean is an Almost Eden exclusive introduction. Item# 10751

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-3'W (8-20'H in mild winter climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Ruffled deep fuschia purple falls are centered with lighter fuschia purple standards. Beautiful, full, nearly rounded flowers. A vigorous and hardy Louisiana Iris which 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. Blooms March through May. Item# 1138.

Grows To: 30-36"H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Dan's Everblooming Native Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Dan's Everblooming'

An exceptionally free flowering form of our native Coral Honeysuckle producing a nearly continuous display of red tubular blooms with a yellow throat. Dan's Everblooming begins flowering in late winter and early spring and lasts through fall on established plants. This variety and may produce a few flowers throughout winter even in zone 8B. Item# 9729.

 
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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, Part sun, Part shade
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A profusion of golden orange-yellow dark eyed daisies are produced in mid to late summer and into fall atop tall sturdy stems and attract a myriad of smaller pollinators and garden beneficials. Deam's Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii, is different from Goldstrum by having a clump forming habit, slightly larger flowers, and overall taller plants with better resistance to powdery mildew. Its reliability has garnered this US native perennial the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit. Provide Deam's Black-Eyed Susan with a full to mostly sunny site in average to well-drained soils. Songbirds enjoy the ripe seed heads and it may reseed under good conditions on exposed soils making it a good addition to cottage gardens, meadows, prairies, and other naturalistic and informal settings. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12115

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

Divinity Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Divinity' PP 26164

The large flowers open with a hint of yellow in their centers and then fade to long lasting pure white 3-4" wide flowers that sit atop a mound of rich green foliage. Divinity Stokesia Daisy or Stoke's Aster was selected not only for its white flowers but also for the fact that it flowers over a long period as compared to other Stokesia cultivars. 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# 12155

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

A shade tolerant evergreen shrub whose new growth emerges in shades of pink, when it matures in summer it is mottled and flecked with shades of creamy white and green, and finally in the fall and through winter the foliage darkens to shades of burgundy and purple. Dodd's Variegated Leucothoe is a stable variegated clone of our native Leucothoe axillaris that was selected not only for its coat of many colors but also for its disease resistance. Provide this low growing arching shade-loving multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a consistently moist but well-drained acidic soil in an area that receives shade during the hottest portion of the day, especially in hot summer climates. Large drooping clusters of small white to pink tinged bell-shaped spring flowers attract native bees and other pollinators. Item# 11898

Grows To: 2-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Cool or filtered sunlight, AM sun, Partial sun, Light shade
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Double Blue Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena Tradescantia, Lady's Tears

Tradescantia virginiana 'Caerulea Plena', T. x andersoniana 'Caerulea Plena'

A rare form of Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena produces clusters of deep purplish blue double to single, 1 1/2" wide flowers held atop numerous sturdy stems beginning in late spring and continuing throughout summer. Spiderwort is a tough as nails, clump forming perennial that lends itself to gardens, low maintenance landscapes, and containers. Caerulea Plena Tradescantia received four out of four stars in trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Item# 11111

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 12-24"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Double Blue Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena Tradescantia, Lady's Tears

Tradescantia virginiana 'Caerulea Plena', T. x andersoniana 'Caerulea Plena'

A rare form of Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena produces clusters of deep purplish blue double to single, 1 1/2" wide flowers held atop numerous sturdy stems beginning in late spring and continuing throughout summer. Spiderwort is a tough as nails, clump forming perennial that lends itself to gardens, low maintenance landscapes, and containers. Caerulea Plena Tradescantia received four out of four stars in trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Item# 11680

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 12-24"H x 12-18"W
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Downy Lobelia

Lobelia puberula

18-30" high spikes composed of deep purple, purple, to near blue tubular flowers are produced in late summer and fall atop this adaptable native perennial. Its dark colored flowers are a standout when mixed with fall flowering asters and perennial sunflowers. The flowers attract mainly bees and other smaller pollinators. The Downy Lobelia is a taprooted perennial native to the southeastern US from east Texas to Virginia and as far north as southern Illinois and Ohio. Provide a full sun to mostly sunny for optimum health and flowering. Item# 11552

Grows To: 18-36"H x 8-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Dragon Lady Crossvine (Red)

Bignonia capreolata atrosanguinea 'Dragon Lady'

Masses of deep brick red trumpet shaped flowers nearly cover up this vine in spring or early summer just in time for arriving hummingbirds. It's almost like the two coordinate it or something! The red Dragon Lady Crossvine is a vigorous evergreen to semi-evergreen clinging vine(it does so via pads on the end of its tendrils and so is not destructive to brickwork and masonry) that can easily clamber up or along masonry, tree bark, fences, or other structural supports on its own. Crossvines are a low maintenance choice for fences, posts, arbors, and larger trellises. The deep red trumpet shaped flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. The foliage takes on purple and burgundy coloration throughout the cooler months when grown in full to mostly sunny conditions. Dragon Lady Crossvine is reported to be a slightly more cold hardy selection and was chosen as the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society's Gold Medal Award winner in 2003. Item# 391

Grows To: 30-50'H, easily trained to a 4-6'H fence or other support.
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The Dwarf Blue Wild Indigo produces dense sturdy spikes of blue to near purple pea-shaped flowers on compact plants reaching only about 2 feet high at maturity. In most other regards it is very similar to the more common Blue Wild Indigo. Baptisias are long-lived, reliable, and easy to grow taprooted native perennials with good pest and disease resistance. Provide a sunny position for optimum flowering and health. More and more flowering stems with each successive year so be patient if it seems a little like an awkward teenager in the garden. Item# 11594

Grows To: 1-2'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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1-1/2" bright orange-yellow daisies top this diminutive and durable dwarf Coreopsis in late spring and early summer. Deadhead to extend flowering into fall. An evergreen perennial that slowly develops into a 6" high slowly spreading stoloniferous groundcover. Item# 9851.

Grows To: 6-9''H x 10-12''W
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The dwarf form of it's much larger cousin and native to the sandy and sandy loam soils of much of the southeast US. The Dwarf Pawpaw produces 3-5" green-yellow elongated fruit that eventually turn brown to nearly black when ripe. It is reported to have a banana custard-like flavor, some say that fully ripe fruit of the Dwarf Pawpaw is equal to the Pawpaw, while others firmly disagree. Produces small maroon to greenish flowers flowers in spring. A small to medium-sized, spreading to upright, moderately slow growing, native deciduous shrub. A caterpillar host plant of the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly. Seedling grown. Plant two for pollination. Item# 10232.

Grows To: 4-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Full sun
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Eared Goldenrod

Solidago auriculata, S. amplexicaulis, S. notabilis

A tightly clump forming perennial, Eared Goldenrod produces loose arching arrays of bright yellow flowers in summer atop sturdy stems. An unusual and uncommon native found growing along stream sides and woodlands that is most common in western Louisiana and eastern Texas but is also found in much of the southeast as well. Shade tolerant, clump forming and it attracts a variety of pollinators when in flower. Item# 10910.

Grows To: 24-36"H when in flower space at 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade

Common Evening Primrose

Oenothera biennis

Small clusters of large 4-petaled sunny yellow flowers are lightly fragrant and open in the evening to attract pollinating moths and may last until about noon the following day when they attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Ripe seeds are utilized by songbirds. Common Evening Primrose is a tall growing tap-rooted native biennial species found throughout most of the lower 48 states and into Canada. It is common in disturbed areas, meadows and prairies. The first year it produces a rosette of foliage and the second year it shoots up to 3-6' high and begins flowering in summer and may continue into fall under good conditions. The Common Evening Primrose will readily reseed on exposed soils. It is a good addition to naturilized areas or add it to the Moon Moth Garden. Item# 11761

Grows To: 3-6'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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