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Find plants that are native to the USA and are already adapted to your growing area and conditions. Including hardy perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines!

 

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, Part sun, Part shade

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

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, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Pinewoods Lily, Purple Pleat-Leaf, Propeller Flower, Pine Lily

Alophia drummondii, Cypsella drummondii, etal.

Sturdy but dainty flower stalks produce small clusters of the 1-1/2 -2" wide, purple, iris-like flowers with a yellow center and can be found in flower from as early as March and often well into summer in our area. The flowers in the cluster open singly over a period of days. The pleated, medium to dark green colored foliage provides an interesting accessory for the delicate flowers. A durable native that grows from a small corm and goes dormant in fall and winter. Item# 10377.

Grows To: 6-24''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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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, Part sun, Part shade

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, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Pink Hammock Shrubverbena, Small-Headed Lantana

Lantana canescens (pink form)

Dainty clusters of pastel pink and yellow flowers are produced throughout the growing season on this shrubby native Lantana and are followed by clusters of decorative pinkish purple fruit. Hammock Shrubverbena is a native of extreme southern Florida and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The flowers provide nectar for a variety of pollinators including butterflies and bees. Use as an informal hedge or container plant where not hardy. Item# 11233

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

Pink Manners Obedient Plant, False Dragon's Head

Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners'

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, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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2-1/2" wide, miniature Amaryllis-like, white flowers are heavily blushed with pink toward the ends of the recurving petals. A wonderful and easy bulbous perennial, the Pink Rainlily or Brazilian Copper Lily flowers on and off from mid spring to fall and the flowers are held well-above the narrow, strap-like foliage. Item# 9541.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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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, Part sun

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, Part sun

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, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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In mid to late summer and fall, large clusters of frilly deep purple nectar rich flowers are produced atop the sturdy upright 4-5' high stems. Prairie, Common, or Smooth Ironweed is a clump forming native perennial found in the central US and is common to moist soils but it performs quite well in average moist soils. The flowers of Ironweeds attract a variety of pollinators including bees and butterflies and the foliage of Ironweeds are considered a caterpillar host plant for the American Painted Lady Butterfly. Deadhead to prevent unwanted seedlings. Provide a full to mostly sunny position for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11758

Grows To: 3-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Partial shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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

Pumpkin Pie Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii 'Pumpkin Pie', A. quadrifidus

Soft pumpkin-orange upward facing tubular blooms are borne on an upright to spreading deciduous shrub. A new color twist on and old favorite. Blooms from mid-summer to fall. As the name implies, Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar of this shrub. A tough Texas native and is drought tolerant once established. Cut to the ground in spring for denser growth. Needs a well drained soil. Item# 9671.

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

Pinkish-purple, rarely white, foxglove-like flowers are produced singly and in small clusters beginning in midsummer and continuing into fall. The flowers attract bees and other pollinators and the plant itself serves as a caterpillar host plant for Buckeye Butterflies. Purple False Foxglove, Agalinis fasciculata, develops into a generally single-stemmed, loosely branching upright growing plant with fine deep green foliage. This native annual is common along the Gulf Coast and southern East Coast and as far north as southern Missouri, Kentucky, and Virginia. This excellent summer flowering native may only be an annual but it produces copious amounts of tiny seeds to help ensure its return the following season. Interestingly, Purple False Foxglove is a hemi-parasite (it can be grown alone in a container and so this does not seem to be a requirement) on herbaceous plants and grasses though it does not seem to do its neighbors any real harm. Item# 11789

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

Purple Smoke Baptisia, Wild Indigo

Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

Dark sturdy spikes are covered by smokey purple pea-like blossoms with a darker purple eye in mid spring. Purple Smoke Baptisia can produce up to 50 of the sturdy 4'+ flowering stems once mature. An accidental hybrid of our native Baptisia alba and B. australis this beauty seems to have garnered the best of both worlds. Baptisias are naturally durable, pest and disease resistant, long-lived perennials and could be considered the Lupine for the south. They make an excellent addition to the perennial or cut-flower garden that is drought resistant, deer resistant, adaptable, and easy. Item# 10861.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Purple Smoke Baptisia, Wild Indigo

Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

Dark sturdy spikes are covered by smokey purple pea-like blossoms with a darker purple eye in mid spring. Purple Smoke Baptisia can produce up to 50 of the sturdy 4'+ flowering stems once mature. An accidental hybrid of our native Baptisia alba and B. australis this beauty seems to have garnered the best of both worlds. Baptisias are naturally durable, pest and disease resistant, long-lived perennials and could be considered the Lupine for the south. They make an excellent addition to the perennial or cut-flower garden that is drought resistant, deer resistant, adaptable, and easy. Item# 11451

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Radio Red Salvia is a hybrid selection with crisp apple green foliage and non-fading deep brilliant red 1" long two-lipped tubular flowers on a compact plant with exceptional flower power. The spikes of flowers are produced from spring to fall, unlike on the typical Autumn Sages (Salvia greggii) which shut down during summer, this Salvia keeps on trucking! The clean tidy habit lend it to use as a container plant where you can draw the hummingbirds and other pollinators in close or use it near the front of the garden or landscape for full season long color. This has quickly become one of our favorite small growing red Salvias! Give Radio Red Salvia a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum health and flowering. Item# 10755

Grows To: 24-36''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Rounded clusters of raspberry colored buds open to 2" long tubular, nectar rich, raspberry wine colored flowers in summer. Raspberry Wine Monarda is a disease resistant selection with strongly fragrant, deer and rabbit resistant foliage that can be used to flavor teas. Bee Balm is a clump forming, slowly spreading perennial well suited to moist, well-drained soils in a sunny garden setting whether in the herb garden or in mass as an informal groundcover. Item# 11400

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W, space about 12-18" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun

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. Item# 596

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

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

It's hard to beat Turk's Cap for sheer flower power! From summer to fall the brilliant red flowers just keep coming. Red Hot, a.k.a. Red Spreader, is a lower growing and more spreading form of Turk's Cap with slightly larger red flowers that was selected by plantsman Greg Grant who also developed Pam Puryear's Pink, and Big Momma. Greg says that Red Hot has a more noticeable lower and spreading habit when grown in full sun. Excellent for Hummingbirds and Butterflies, especially the Sulphurs. Item# 9726.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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, Part sun, Part shade
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