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  • Prairie Blazing Star

    Prairie Blazing Star, Liatris pycnostachya

    $15.00

    Prairie blazing star is an excellent native flower for moist soil environments. Of the five species of liatris that are native to Minnesota, prairie blazing it the most moisture loving of the group. It tends to be found in wet meadows surrounded by Maximilian’s sunflower, mountain mint, bottle gentian, and often meadow blazing star. Prairie…

  • Wild bergamot in bloom

    Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

    $15.00

    Wild bergamot, also called bee balm and spotted horsemint, is a common, early-successional prairie plant with several wonderful characteristics. When in bloom, its little firecracker-style blossoms are almost continuously visited by bees. I can hardly form an image of these flowers in my head without a bee rummaging through its petals! Just as the bees…

  • 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…

  • Wood lily in bloom

    Wood Lily, Lilium philadelphicum

    $12.00$24.00

    Our wood lilies will be offered for sale for the first time in the spring of 2024. This slow growing plant can take up to three years to reach maturity, even in a greenhouse setting. Sign up for email notifications above to be the first notified when these amazing plants are ready for sale! Read…

  • monarch on swamp milkweed

    Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

    $15.00

    Swamp milkweed, also called rose, marsh, or red milkweed is a striking member of the Asclepias family. Its beautiful purple red blossoms are a lovely addition to any moist to medium soil prairie garden. Lean in close and smell the sweet vanilla scent! Often used by monarch butterflies, be sure to look closely at the…

  • SOLD OUT! New England Aster in bloom

    New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

    $15.00

    New England aster is one of the very last flowers to bloom on the prairie. We know that once we collect the seeds from this plant the season is over. But what a way to go out! New England asters grow up to five feet tall in moist soils and produce a prolific display of…

  • Blanket flower in bloom

    Blanket Flower, Gaillardia aristata

    $15.00

    Unlike the short-lived, fat, red, blanket flowers that you might find at your local garden center, gaillardia aristata is a true Minnesota native! Principally a northwestern inhabitant of the mixed grass prairies, it is a fantastic garden flower due to its bright showy flowers and exceptionally long bloom time. This species is declining in Minnesota…

  • 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,…

  • SOLD OUT! Black-eyed Susan in bloom

    Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

    $15.00

    Black-eyed Susan is a biennial/short-lived perennial yellow flower that boasts prolific blossoms from June through October. When used in seed mixes it is one of the very first flowers to bloom. Since many native perennials can take a year or two before blooming, Black-eyed Susans are a nice addition to a new planting. They regularly…

  • Bottle gentian in an autumn prairie

    Bottle Gentian, Gentiana andrewsii

    $12.00

    Finding a bottle gentian growing in the prairie is like suddenly being encountered by a bolt of lightning in the grass! Their blue is absolutely electric amidst the tans of the late summer grass. One needs to know where to look as they are not especially common. But as hard as they may be to…

  • SOLD OUT! close up of an elegant prairie Larkspur

    Carolina Larkspur, Delphinium carolinianum

    $15.00

    A very uncommon plant to find in west central Minnesota. I know of only a couple sites that it grows. Carolina Larkspur is a striking plant to discover in the wild. It can stand up to four feet tall and is graced with lovely white flowers along its entire length. It prefers dry, sandy conditions…

  • Hyssop with bumblebee

    Blue Giant Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum

    Blue giant hyssop, also called anise hyssop, is among the very best plants to have in a pollinator garden. It has a long bloom period that attracts a range of pollinators all season long! Additionally, its fragrant leaves smell and taste like licorice, great for making tea! This is also a quick establishing plant, often…