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  • Blue grama in bloom

    Blue grama, Bouteloua gracilis


    Blue grama is a unique short statured grass native to dry prairies of Minnesota. If you’re feeling a little silly you might call it “eyebrow grass,” as the seed heads look like a bunch of little eyebrows nodding in the breeze. Blue grama is a clump forming grass that is an attractive compliment to shorter…

  • Wild bergamot in bloom

    Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa


    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…

  • Narrow-leaved purple coneflower in bloom

    Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia


    Narrow-leaved purple coneflower is the only purple coneflower native to Minnesota. It is seldom found in the nursery trade, unlike the eastern coneflower and pale purple coneflower. Narrow-leaved purple coneflower is a showy resident of dry sandy prairies. It begins blooming in late June and attracts many different types of pollinators. It grows from a…

  • Wood lily in bloom

    Wood Lily, Lilium philadelphicum


    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


    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…

  • Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium maculatum


    Joe pye weed is a large, moisture loving plant with beautiful dusty rose colored flowers. It is highly attractive to many different pollinators, making it a great addition to moist landscape situations that can give these plants a bit of room. Their size and the fact that they spread by seed mean that they should…

  • Blanket flower in bloom

    Blanket Flower, Gaillardia aristata


    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…

  • SOLD OUT! Black-eyed Susan in bloom

    Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta


    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…

  • SOLD OUT! close up of an elegant prairie Larkspur

    Carolina Larkspur, Delphinium carolinianum


    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…

  • Oxeye Sunflower

    Oxeye Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides


    Heliopsis helianthoides is a versatile native plant, suitable for a wide range of soil types, and with a very long bloom period. It goes by a number of common names: Smooth Oxeye, Common Ox-eye, Early Sunflower, and False Sunflower. It is called a “false” not because it is fake or an introduced species, but because…

  • Culver's root

    Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum


    Culver’s root forms candelabra spires of lovely white flower spikes mid season. It prefers moist to medium soil and does well in partial sun settings. Planted in clumps, these flowers create a wonderful wall of white and dark green contrasts. Life Cycle: Perennial Size: 5 feet Sun: Full, Partial Soil: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry Bloom Time: June, July, August…