early season

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  • Large-flowered Beardtongue in bloom

    Large-flowered Beardtongue, Penstemon grandiflorus

    $15.00$49.00

    Large-flowered beardtongue is one of five species of penstemons native to Minnesota. Of those species, it is one of three found within our growing region alongside white beardtongue (Penstemon albidus) and slender beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis). Like white and slender beardtongue, large-flowered beardtongue prefers relatively dry, well draining sites. It has the most robust stature of…

  • Slender beardtongue in bloom

    Slender Beardtongue, Penstemon gracilis

    $15.00$49.00

    Slender beardtongue is one of five species of penstemons native to Minnesota. Of those species, it is one of three found within our growing region alongside white beardtongue (Penstemon albidus) and large-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus). Like white and large-flowered beardtongue, slender beardtongue prefers relatively dry, well draining sites. Its growth habit is the most delicate…

  • SOLD OUT! Downy phlox in bloom

    Downy Phlox, Phlox pilosa

    $18.00

    Downy phlox, also called prairie phlox, is a colorful early-season beauty! Being one of the few flowers blooming this time of year and owing to its vibrant color, downy phlox really stands out. Collecting seed for this plant is tricky. Once ripe, the small capsules burst open and the seed disperses. It is also difficult…

  • Pasque flower in bloom

    Pasque Flower, Anemone patens

    $12.00$62.00

    Pasque Flower 2.5″ pot.

  • SOLD OUT! Hoary Puccoon growing in a ditch

    Hoary Puccoon, Lithospermum canescens

    $28.00

    Hoary Puccoon is a bright addition to spring prairies. Its lively yellow/orange flowers are a treat to find during a season when most vegetation is only just beginning to green up. It is among a handful of indicator plants that are used to determine if an area is likely to be a remnant prairie or…

  • prairie smoke waving in the breeze

    Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum

    $15.00$49.00

    Among the most whimsical of all prairie flowers, prairie smoke is an important early blooming resident of dry prairie environments. Often found on rocky hillsides, its flowers first emerge like the sleeping heads of a red dragon. Bumblebees are the only pollinators strong enough to cross pollenate prairie smoke, but once their work is done,…

  • Downy painted cup in bloom

    Downy painted cup Castilleja sessiliflora

    $18.00

    Downy Painted Cup (also called Downy Paintbrush, Great Plains Paintbrush, Great Plains Indian-paintbrush) is an early blooming plant of dry areas with very poor soil. It is partially parasitic, attaching itself to the roots of nearby plants thereby sharing moisture and nutrients. It has very attractive spiked blossoms that bloom early in the season. Once…

  • pollinator starter kit

    Pollinator Garden Kit – 50 Plugs

    $179.00

    This pollinator starter kit is a great way to begin gardening with natives or simply to add diversity to a planting you already have growing! We have selected these plants to provide beneficial pollinator habitat for the full growing season (or from pasqueflowers to New England asters)! Each garden kit comes with a complete Step-by-Step…

  • A male field pussytoe in bloom

    Field Pussytoe Antennaria neglecta

    $15.00

    Pussytoes are so named because the shape of their flowers look like tiny cat’s feet. Their soft silvery leaves are perhaps their most attractive attribute. Along with white sage, it is among the few silver colored plants on the prairie. Often times growing on dry hillsides amongst pasqe flowers and prairie smoke it is a…

  • Monarch habitat

    Monarch Habitat Kit – 25 or 50 plugs

    $95.00$179.00

    This plant kit is designed to make it easy for anyone to support the threatened monarch butterfly! The gorgeous swamp milkweed serves as a host for young monarch caterpillars and the meadow blazing star provides food for adult monarchs as they prepare for their fall migration. Though many species of milkweed can serve as host…

  • Dry Prairie Starter Kit

    Dry Prairie Starter Kit – 18 POTS (2.5″)

    $89.00

    This dry prairie starter kit is designed to be an easy way to get started gardening with natives or to add diversity to a dry prairie garden! We have selected these plants to provide beneficial pollinator habitat for the full growing season on sites that are challenging to grow species that require more moisture to…

  • Dry Prairie Starter Kit

    Dry Prairie Garden Kit – 50 Plugs

    $179.00

    This dry prairie starter kit is designed to be an easy way to get started gardening with natives or to add diversity to a dry prairie garden! We have selected these plants to provide beneficial pollinator habitat for the full growing season on sites that are challenging to grow species that require more moisture to…