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  • 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…

  • SOLD OUT! New England Aster in bloom

    New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae


    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…

  • 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…

  • pollinator starter kit

    Pollinator Garden Kit – 50 Plugs


    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…

  • Monarch habitat

    Monarch Habitat Kit – 25 or 50 plugs


    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…

  • Monarch on meadow blazing star

    Meadow Blazing Star, Liatris Ligulistylis


    Meadow blazing star is a monarch magnet! One of five species of liatris native to Minnesota, meadow blazing star is at the top of the list for migrating monarch butterflies! Hungry monarchs in the process of their fall migration will mob these plants making for a lively display of complementary colors. Other species of liatris…

  • Prairie Ironweed

    Prairie Ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata


    Prairie Ironweed is a stunning sight to see! With a striking purple and regal stature, it stands out beautifully among the golden sunflowers with which it often blooms. It can stand up to six feet tall, making it a very good backdrop plant. It has a special relationship to native bees and is a host…

  • Showy sunflower in bloom

    Showy Sunflower Helianthus pauciflorus


    Showy sunflower is a beautiful medium sized sunflower well adapted to drier well drained sites. It spreads by seed and rhizomes which makes it best suited for open prairie environments. In a small landscape planting it is likely to get out of control. In an open prairie setting it adds interesting texture to drier sites…

  • Smooth blue aster in bloom

    Smooth Blue Aster Symphyotrichum laeve


    Smooth blue aster gets its name from its smooth leaves. Many other asters (and many other prairie plants in general!) have leaves that are rough to the touch. Smooth blue aster is a lovely late bloomer that is right as home complimenting the golden colors of the goldenrods that bloom at the same time. Many…