Brothers Nursery Co.
PLANT IN SHALLOW SOIL 1/2" - 1" DEEP
Organic soil is best.
Mulch will kill (too much acid).
If planting in pots,
a 4-inch pot works best. Usually, two of any one variety fits well. Woodland
Flowers are graded as dug only.
ARE QUOTED BARE ROOT.
|Allegheny Spurge (Pachysandra
|Evergreen, variegated leaf
near the tip of the stem and one or more spikes of greenish or purplish
flowers from near the base. Needs some sun. A lot more tender than Pachysandra
terminalis. Height: 12". Full to partial shade.
|Alum Root (Heuchera american)
|American alumroots leafless,
hairy, sticky flower stalk rises 18-36 in. and surrounds its upper third
with loosely grouped, minute, greenish, cup-shaped flowers. A somewhat
hairy stalk bearing yellowish-green, bell-shaped, drooping flowers in loose,
slender, branching clusters; usually 4-5 flowers on each branch.
|Astilbe/Goats Beard (Spirea)
|Red, pink, and white fluffy
flower spikes. Blooms: June-August. Lacy, deep green or bronze-green
foliage adds texture to your gardens. For best floral color, plant
in groups of 12 or more for maximum impact. 1-2 eye. Blooms:
June-August. Height: 18-40" tall. Full sun to partial
|Baneberry, White (Actae
|Large compound leaves, each
with many strongly toothed leaflets. A cylindrical cluster of small flowers
at the tip of a thick flower stalk. Has white berries (which are poisonous
to humans but not birds) with a black spot at their tips. Soil needs rich
organic content, average moisture. Starts blooming when 2-3 years old.
Blooms April-June. 1"-3" tall. Divide in spring or fall. Perennial. Full
to partial shade.
|Bee Balm (Monarda
|(a.k.a. 'Oswego tea'). Square
stem and opposite, toothed leaves; red, tubular flowers clustered at the
nodes at the top of the stem. Height: 3-5 feet. Blooms: June-August. Soil
needs average to rich organic content, average to high moisture. Spreads
rapidly through a thick mat of roots that should be divided every 2-3 years.
Perennial. Attracts hummingbirds. Full sun to partial shade.
|Bell Worts (Uvularia
|Large yellow bloom. Interior
surface of the flowers is roughened with small glands. Perfoliate leaves
which are downy beneath. It reaches a height of 20". Full shade.
|Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia
|Short hairs on leaves and
stem; flowers with long yellow ray flowers and a rounded brown center of
disk flowers. Height: 2-3 feet. Blooms: June-October. Needs low to rich
organic content and average moisture. Can be grown from seed and will start
blooming in the 2nd year. Will bloom for 1-3 years. Usually reseeds itself
or self seeds. Short-lived perennial. Full sun to partial shade.
|Blazing Star (Liatris
Grasslike leaves beneath. Tall spikes with lavender to purple feathery
flowers at the top. Height: 2-5 feet. Blooms: August-September. Soil needs
average organic content and low to average moisture. (Needs more moisture
than other species of liatris). Detach small corms from the larger corm
in spring to propagate. Perennial. Prefers moist meadows. Full sun.
|A single leaf wrapped around
the plant stalk; large, single white flower about 2-inches wide on separate
stalk. Has a yellow center. Height: 6-9 inches. Blooms: April-May. Soil
needs average to rich organic content. Average moisture. Mulch with leaves
for winter. Leaves may die back in midsummer if there is drought. Will
spread by rhizomes and may self-seed. Perennial. Full sun to partial shade.
|Blue eyed grass (Sisyrinchium)
|Can grow as long as 60 centimetres
(24 in), though they are often shorter. Its leaves are grassy and tufted.
The flowers are 1–2 centimetres (0.39–0.79 in) in diameter and purplish-blue,
varying somewhat in color from a true blue to a definite purple; occasional
white-flowering plants are found. It flowers from March to July.
|Large oval leaves, primarily
along base of stem; loose clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers at top are
pink as buds and blue as blossoms. Organic, moist soil. Does well in gardens.
Blooms April-June. Plant dies back in early summer and will emerge again
the following spring. Easy to grow. Full to partial shade.
|Broad leaf Toothwort
|It is typified by a four
petal flower which blooms in a cluster on a single stalk above a single
pair of toothed stem leaves each divided into three broad leaflets. After
flowering, narrow seedpods appear just below the flower cluster. It grows
approximately 30 cm (12 in) tall.Red, pink, and white fluffy flower spikes.
Blooms: June-August. Lacy, deep green or bronze-green foliage adds
texture to your gardens. For best floral color, plant in groups of
12 or more for maximum impact. 1-2 eye. Blooms: June-August.
Height: 18-40" tall. Full sun to partial shade.
|Cardinal Flower/Red Lobelia
|Alternate lance-shaped leaves
along a single stem. Deep, red tubular flowers along the tip of the stem.
Height: 2-4 feet. Blooms: July-September. Soil needs average organic content
and average to high moisture. Rhizomes produce offshoot rosettes in fall,
and these can be separated and planted elsewhere to increase the number
of plants. Self-seeds in moist conditions. Perennial. Full sun to partial
|Tall plants with compound
leaves. Flower spikes 1-3 feet long and covered with delicate white flowers.
Foul odor. Height: 5-8 feet. Blooms: June-September. Soil needs rich organic
content and average moisture. May not flower until 3rd or 4th year after
germinating. Enjoys being heavily mulched with rotting leaves. Perennial.
Full to partial shade.
|Cohosh, Blue (Caulophyllum
to yellow-green flowers borne in a loosely branched cluster. Blooms: April-June.
Habitat: Moist woods. Fruit: Deep blue berry-like seeds on small, inflated
stalks. Full to partial shade.
|Small, lobed leaves in groups
of three. Hanging red flower is distinctive. Found in rocky areas. Height:
1-3 feet. Blooms: April-July. Soil needs average organic content and average
moisture. Do not overfertilize or you will get mostly leaves. Mature plants
can lose vigor in 3-4 years and need replacing. Will self-sow. Perennial.
Full sun to partial shade.
|Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra
|Sprays of finely cut leaves.
Little white flowers that look like an upside-down pair of pants. Height:
6-12 inches. Blooms: April-May. Soil needs rich organic content and average
moisture. Leaves die back in summer. Easy to grow and will spread. Divide
tubers in late spring to summer to propagate. Perennial. Full to partial
|Maple-shaped leaves on stalks
growing directly from the ground. Separate flower stalk lined at the tip
with delicate, feathery flowers. Tolerant of a variety of conditions. Blooms
a long time and has leaves that remain green through most of winter in
protected areas. Height: 6-12 inches. Blooms: April-June. Soil needs rich
organic content and average moisture. Full to partial shade.
|Geranium, Wild (Geranium
|Leaves are 5-lobed with
toothed tips. Flowers with 5 separate lavender petals. Height: 1-2 feet.
Blooms: April-June. Soil needs average to rich organic content and average
moisture. Has a thick, tough rhizome that, once established, needs no special
care. Will self-seed. Perennial. Full to partial shade.
|Ginger, Evergreen (Asarum
|(a.k.a. 'Little Brown Jug').
Similar to Wild Ginger, but has a more triangular, evergreen leaf blade.
Greenish-purple flowers. Height: 8"-12".Blooms: March-May. Full shade.
|Ginger, Wild (Asarum
|A pair of heart-shaped,
dark green leaves which are 3-6 inches wide and overshadow the flower.
The single flower is reddish brown and is at the base of the plant. Height:
6-12 inches. Blooms: March-May. Soil needs rich organic content and average
moisture. Mulching with rotting leaves in fall will help the plant for
the following year. Spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding. Perennial. Full
|Small, whitish-cream flowers
that branch off a tall flower stalk. Height: 3 - 6 feet. Blooms:
May-July. Does well in shade.
|Green Dragon (Arisaema
|Plants grow 20–50 centimetres
(7.9–20 in) tall when in bloom and after flowering reach 100 centimetres
(39 in), During flowering in spring a single, slender, green spathe 3–6
centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) long is produced The tall like spadix grows out
around the top of the spathe. After flowering, up to 150 berries are produced
in a club shaped column. In late summer the green berries turn orange-red
which each berry produces 1-3 ft.
|Mixed colors (lavender,
blue, white, pink). An early spring wildflower, usually with lavender flowers
and 3 sharp-lobed, pointed leaves which persist throughout the winter.
Evergreen plant. Thin, hairy stalks. Height: 4-6 inches. Blooms: March-May.
Soil needs rich organic content and average moisture. Prefers slightly
acidic conditions, where it will slowly spread. Can be divided in fall
if then mulched. Eventually makes a good ground cover. New leaves appear
after flowers bloom. Perennial. Full to partial shade.
|Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet,
Bloom Time: March, Bloom is blue to lavender or white. Takes Part shade,
with showy flowers.
|Indian Pink (silene virginica)
|It is known for its distinct
brilliant red flowers, perennial (2-3 years), with lance shaped leaves.
Fire Pink begins blooming in late spring and continuing throughout the
summer. It is sometimes grown in wildflower, shade, and rock gardens.
|Iris, Crested Dwarf (Iris
|A single, violet-blue flower
(occasionally two). Short, with sword-shaped leaves. Flower stalks shorter
than the leaves. Flowers are 3-part, blue to purple, and with a yellow
2-ridged 'crest' streaked with purple on the spreading sepals. Height:
4-9 inches. Blooms: April-May. Soil needs average organic content and low
to average moisture. Planting on a slope can be ideal for drainage and
these irises do well in rock gardens. Add a light topdressing of chopped
leaves in fall. Once they are planted, leave them alone and let them spread
on their own. Perennial. Full sun to part shade.
|Mixed colors. Beautiful
blooms in the classic form - 3 erect and 3 drooping petals, or 'falls'.
Stiff foliage and uprighnt form contrast well with rounded plantings. Grows
18-24 inches tall - not at all fussy about accommodations, but prefers
a sunny, well-drained spot. Benefits from mid-afternoon shade.
|1-2 large compound leaves,
each with three leaflets. Flower is green or purplish brown and looks like
a pulpit with a person inside. Flowers are either male or female. Males
have 1 set of 3 leaves. Females have 2 sets of 3 leaves and produce berries
that turn bright red in fall. Height: 1-3 feet. Blooms: April-June. Soil
needs average to rich organic content and average to high moisture. Produces
flowers and fruits best when soil is rich and moist throughout the summer.
Perennial. Full to part shade.
|Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium
|On an erect stem, leafy
to the top, bloom few-flowered clusters of bell-shaped, bluish-purple flowers
with long protruding stamens. Phlox family. Height: 1-1/2"- 3". Blooms:
June and July. The paired leaflets seem to form a ladder up the stem. Full
to partial shade.
|Joe pie Weed (Eupatorium
|It is an erect, clump-forming
perennial typically grows 4-7’ tall and features, lance-shaped, dark green
leaves with purplish leaf nodes. Tiny, vanilla-scented, dull pinkish-purple
flowers in large bloom in mid-summer to early fall. Flowers are very attractive
|Larkspur, Wild Blue (Delphinium
|(a.k.a. 'Spring Larkspur'
or 'Three-Horned Larkspur'). Smallest of the Larkspur family. An open cluster
of blue or violet spurred flowers is at the top of a simple, fleshy stem
which has deeply cleft leaves near the bottom of the stem. Purplish or
deep blue flowers which are 3/4" wide. Height: 4-24". Blooms: March-April.
Bulbs: 1/2". Full shade.
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