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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.
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|Lily of the Valley (Convallaria
|Has a leafy branch up to
8 inches tall, with leaves 6-12" long. The white, tear-dropped flowers
are in a raceme which does not rise so high. The bracts are very narrow
and mostly more than 1/2 inch long. Blooms: May-July. Height: 10-12". Bulbs:
3". Full to partial shade.
|May Apple (Podophyllum
|Large leaves, a foot or
more across, deeply lobed. A large white flower on a short stem at the
base of the 2 leaves. Hidden under the umbrella of the two leaves. By mid-summer,
the flower has matured into a yellow, oval fruit about 2 inches long, from
which the plant gets its common name. Height: 12-18 inches. Blooms: April-June.
Soil needs rich organic content and average moisture. Spreads quickly by
rhizomes and can self-seed. Can form a wonderful ground cover under open
deciduous woods. Perennial. Full to partial shade.
|Nodding Mandarin (Disporum
|Small and delicate pale
yellow sepals spotted with purple which hang singly or in pairs from the
ends of usually forked stems. Height: 4-16 inches. Blooms: April-June.
|Ox-eye Daisy (Chrysanthemum
|Leaves at base and on stem
are narrow and have shallow lobes. Each flowerhead has white ray flowers
surrounding a center of yellow disk flowers. Height: 1-2 feet. Blooms:
Soil needs low to rich organic
content and average moisture. Readily self-seeds, and seedlings can
be easily transplanted. Divide in spring or fall. Perennial. Full
|Partridge Berry/Red Berry
|(a.k.a. 'Running Box' or
'Checker Box'). A creeping vine-like plant with small evergreen leaves
in pairs, the shining roundish blades on stalks. The fragrant white tubular
flowers are in pairs at the ends of the branches. The petals are hairy
on the inside. A fruit develops curiously from the lower parts of both
flowers, which fuse into a single scarlet berry. Blooms: May-July. Height:
creeper, with stem is 4-12". Recommended along a path or bank. Full
to partial shade.
|Phlox Tall Garden (Phlox
|Magnificent, fragrant flower
clusters. Colorful blooms adorn these classic 18-36" perennials from July-September.
The cultivars we offer are refined versions of one of the most popular
native American perennials. Hardy and easy to grow. Space plants 10-16"
apart in the middle or back of the flower bed. Mulch after the ground freezes.
Full sun to partial shade
|Phlox, Wild Blue (Phlox
|(a.k.a. 'Wild Sweet William').
A common and beautiful plant of mid-western fields and woodland. The stem
is erect or nearly so, though the base may lie on the ground, curving upward.
The calyx and flower-stalks are beset with glands. Runners are formed at
the base. A fragrant, purple flower. Blooms: April-June. Full to partial
|Poppy, Golden/Wood Poppy
|(a.k.a. 'Celandine Poppy').
Distinguished by two paired, pinnately cleft or divided leaves on the stem.
The yellow petals make a flower about 2-inches across. Height: 12"-18".
Blooms: March-May. Full to partial shade.
|Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus
|(a.k.a. 'Wild Carrot').
Basal rosette of fernlike leaves in first 1-2 years; 2nd-3rd year grows
a branching stalk with white, flat-topped clusters of flowers at the tips.
Height: 2-4 feet. Blooms: June-September. Soil needs low to rich organic
content and average moisture. Requires 2 years to flower and then dies,
but can self-seed. Good for meadows and sometimes perennial gardens. Biennial.
|One of the most common orchids
native to eastern North America. It is an evergreen terrestrial species
with variegated leaves. It is a creeping plant that divides on the ground
surface and sends out short stolons. It may be terrestrial or, occasionally,
epipetric, growing on rock shelves. It prefers mildly to moderately acidic
soils, such as in oak-heath forests.
|Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon
|Narrow leaves at the base
and a distinctive flower with petals pointing backward and ring of pollen
at the flower tip. Can range in color from lavender to pink to white. Usually
lavender. Height: 6-24 inches. Blooms: April-June. Soil needs rich
organic content and average moisture. Shooting stars need moisture during
the spring growing period but can withstand drought when the leaves die
back in summer and the plant goes dormant. Perennial. Full sun to partial
|Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum
leaves on an arching stem. Small bell-like flowers hang mostly in pairs
off the leaf axis. Graceful plants that are known more for the design of
their leaves and their blue berries than for their small, inconspicuous,
greenish-flowers. Height: 1-3 feet. Blooms: May-June. Soil needs
rich organic content and average moisture. Spreads through rhizomes, and
if happy will form a large grouping. Prefers slightly acid soil. Perennial.
|Solomon's Seal, False
leaves on a slightly zigzag, arching stem. White flowers at the tip
of the stem. In spring, it has graceful arching stems with leaves. In summer,
it has showy flowers. In fall, it has a large cluster of bright red berries.
Height: 1-3 feet. Blooms: May-July. Soil needs rich organic content
and average moisture. This plant prefers slightly acid soil but will grow
under a variety of conditions. Good foliage plant in shaded locations.
Spreads by growth of rhizomes. Perennial. Full to partial shade.
|Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila
|(a.k.a. 'Spotted Pipsissewa').
Has leaves which are striped rather than spotted with white. They are lanceolate
and sharp-pointed, with teeth at rather wide intervals on the margin. The
flower is nearly an inch across, white and fragrant. Several flowers hang
face down at the ends of their stalks, which spread from the tip of the
stem. Blooms: June-August. Full to partial shade.
|Spring Beauty (Claytonia
|A pair of grasslike leaves
partway up the stem. White to pink petals have darker lines on them. One
of the earliest flowers to bloom in spring. Its flowers open only when
it is sunny, closing at night and during cloudy weather. They also close
if picked. The tuber is edible but should be left alone so others can enjoy
the flowers. Height: 6-12 inches. Blooms: March-May. Soil needs low to
rich organic content and average moisture. Dies back and becomes dormant
after blooming. Self-seeds and spreads by rhizomes. Perennial. Full to
|Squirrel Corn (Dicentra
|Flat sprays of finely divided
leaves (almost identical to those of dutchman's breeches). Heart-shaped
flowers hanging off a short stalk. Named for the many yellow spherical
tubers on the root, which resemble kernels of corn. All parts of the plant
contain poisonous alkaloids, but there is no danger in smelling the strong
fragrance of the flowers, which is reminiscent of hyacinths. Height: 6-12
inches. Blooms: April-June. Soil needs rich organic content, 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 shade.
|Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum
|Stem rises from 4-12" tall.
The flowers, in spite of the botanical name, are not in an umbel but in
a raceme. The lower flower-stalks are much longer than the upper, so that
a somewhat flat inflorescence is formed. Under each flower-stalk is a conspicuous
bract. Petals and sepals are less than an inch long, white with a green
stripe on the outside. The stalks of the stamens are flat and white. Blooms:
April-June. Full sun to partial shade.
|The flowers are usually
yellow with a toothed tip. They have showy flower heads with involucral
bracts in two distinct series of eight eash, the outer being commonly connate
at the base. Coreopsis are easy to grow and have a long bloom
|Like shade and need to be
kept moist. Mulch every year with leaves. Bulbs are the size of a
quarter. Full shade.
|Trillium, Beige (Trillium
|Similar to the red trillium,
but beige in color. Full shade.
|Trillium, Dwarf (Trillium
|Sometimes has a very short
flower-stalk. The petals are at first white, changing to pink or purple,
up to an inch long or longer. The leaves are small, less than 3 inches
long, elliptic or lanceolate, blunt. The stigmas are carried up on a short
style. Blooms: April. Height: 6-8 inches. Very small. Full shade.
|Trillium, Prairie (Trillium
|Erect, clawed, maroon petals.
Drooping sepals, and mottled leaves. Distinguished by having stalked
petals. The sepals are sharply bent down. The leaves are also stalked.
Blooms April-May. Height: 6-18 inches. Full shade.
|Trillium, Red (Trillium
|(a.k.a. Purple Trillium
or Wake-robin Trillium). Three large pointed leaves at the top of the stem.
Three petaled red flower is at the tip of a stalk. Height: 12-18 inches.
Blooms: April-May. Soil needs rich organic content and average moisture.
For best results, keep soil moist and mulch heavily with rotted leaves
each year. Will spread slowly as a clump. Perennial. Full shade.
|Trillium, Snowy White
|Three large pointed leaves
at top of stem. Large 3-petaled white flower, 2-4 inches across, on a stalk.
The flower points slightly upward. After being pollinated, the flowers
start to change color from white to shades of pink. Trilliums, when started
from seed take 6-8 years to have their first bloom. Blooms: April-June.
Height: 12-18 inches. Soil needs rich organic content and low to average
moisture. Keep soil moist and mulch heavily with leaves each year. Will
spread as a clump slowly. Perennial. Full shade.
|Trillium, Toad Shade
|Has leaves usually mottled
or blotched with brown. About 3" long. The sepals and petals are
rather narrow and the petals stand nearly erect. The petals are either
maroon or greenish-yellow. Blooms: April-June. Height: 4-12". Full shade.
|Trillium, Yellow (Trillium
|Similar to Toad Shade Trillium.
Has bright yellow flowers and strongly mottled leaves up to 6 inches long.
The petals do not open. Full shade.
|Trout Lily (Erythronium
|One or 2 long thin leaves
mottled with purplish brown making them look like a trout under the ripples
of a mountain stream. A single flower stalk with a yellow, lily-like flower.
Height: 6-12 inches. Blooms: March-May. Soil needs rich organic content
and high moisture. Best grown near a stream or other spot where it is always
moist. Plants take 4-7 years of growing until they bloom. From then on
may bloom sporadically. In late summer, side bulbs can be detached from
mature bulbs and planted nearby to increase your stand. Small bulbs. Perennial.
|Violets, Bird's Foot
|The 'Queen of all Violets.'
One of the loveliest wildflowers. Deeply lobed leaves growing from base
of plant. Violet-colored flowers on separate stalks taller than the leaves.
Delicate. Can grow in dry gravel and sand, but can also be crowded out.
Height: 3-5 inches. Blooms: April-June. Soil needs low to average organic
content and low to average moisture. This plant likes to grow where few
others do. It is ideal for a rock garden or dry waste space. Will self-seed.
Perennial. Full to partial shade.
|Violets, Blue Garden
|The blue-purple, 3/4", irregular
flowers are on a leafless stalk that doesn't extend above the long stalked,
toothed, heart shaped basal leaves, which are between 3" - 8" tall.
|Violets, Mixed colors
|Have a flat lower petal
which provides a landing-place for insects, two side petals or 'wings,'
and two upper petals. The lower petal is generally prolonged backward into
a hollow sac. Full sun.
|Violets, Sweet White
|Well named for its fragrant
flowers. The plants are often tiny. The flowers are not more than 1/2"
across. The heart-shaped leaf blades only about leaf-blades only about
an inch wide at flowering time, on stalks not much longer. The upper petals
are narrow and apt to be bent back and twisted. The lower petals have brownish
veins. All the petals lack hairs. Blooms: April-June. Full shade.
|Violets, yellow (Viola
|This is a softly hairy violet,
9-12 in. tall. The bright yellow flowers, veined with purple toward the
throat, grow on leafy stems above sturdy green foliage.
|Wood Botany (Pedicularis
|It is a low, hairy plant
with a broad whorl of tubular, hooded flowers on top of a segmented stalk.
It has long, soft, hairy leaves some 5 to 15 inches long, deeply incised
and toothed, often reddish. A favorite of bees, its flowers bloom from
April through June. The flowers range in color from a greenish-yellow to
purplish-red, clustered on short, dense spikes.
|Yellow Root (Xanthorhiza
|Has slender, rather woody
stems 4-18" tall which bear pinnately divided leaves. The flowers are in
a branched raceme. They are small. The sepals are about 1/8" long and brown-purple
(autumn colors). There are no petals, but five minute sterile stamens that
take their place. The sepals soon fall. There are only from five to ten
functional stamens and five or more pistils. The pistils become small pods.
Blooms: April-May. Yellow root and yellow bark. Full to partial shade.
|Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis
|This dainty wildflower is
like a miniature jewel when it is in bloom. One or more flowering stems
up to 8" tall develop from the rosette of basal leaves; they are medium
green with scattered white hairs.
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