Pine Ridge Gardens

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Habranthus robustus  Russell Manning    Rainlily 
$8.00  Quart 
Not native
Sun to part shade  Zones 7-11 Family:  Amaryllidaceae
This lovely Argentine rainlily has flattened leaves & a beautiful 2" tubular pink or mauve pink bloom which reaches about 9" tall.   Makes a nice carefree potted plant in colder zones.
Habranthus texana  Texas rainlily
See Zephyranthes texana
Helenium autumnale  Helen's flower/Sneezeweed
$8.00 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun  Zone 4-9  Family: Asteraceae
Lovely shades of autumn are the flowers of this fine late blooming member of the Aster family.  It's a shame that unknowing people called this sneezeweed as it certainly doesn't cause hay fever.  4-6'. Drought tolerant.
Helenium autumnale  - Red shades  Helen's flowerPhotos
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Arkansas native
Sun    Zones 4-9   Family: Asteraceae
I became entranced with this selection last year - seed grown so you aren't sure exactly what colors they will be but you should be pleased with any combination.  Some were deep red, others red & orange, while others were yellow with some red.
Helianthus in the Asteraceae family, must be one of the stars of the late summer garden with it's magnificent yellow blooms.  Helianthus come in sizes from about 2' to 12' & provide nectar for butterflies, joy for the gardener beholding them & seeds for goldfinches & other seed eating winter birds.
Helianthus angustifolius  Narrowleaf sunflower Photos
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Arkansas native
Sun  Zones 6-9  Family: Asteraceae
I've grown narrowleaf sunflower for many years.  It spoke to me from the pages of Southern Living Magazine - a fabulous picture of it in all its glory, 5 to 6' tall, covered in bright yellow flowers
Helianthus angustifolius'Gold Lace'
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Arkansas native
Sun       Zones 6-10   Family: Asteraceae
One of the very large perennial sunflowers. When I saw its picture a few years ago, I knew I must find a place in the garden for it. At least 6 feet tall, maybe more. This is spectacular in the fall with over a hundred blooms at one time. Loved by butterflies and birds.
Helianthus divaricatus  Woodland sunflowerPhotos
$8.00 quart    few
Arkansas native
Shade/part sun Z: 6-10  Family: Asteraceae
A vigorous sunflower for shaded areas.  Helianthus divaricatus prefers fairly dry soils and will spread in an allotted area.  Cheerful sunny yellow flower appear in late summer thru early fall.  butterflies and birds.
Helianthus grosseserratus    Sawtooth sunflower Photos
$8.00 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun  Zones 4-9   Family: Asteraceae
Named for the teeth on the leaves of this perennial sunflower. It is native to much of the eastern half of the U.S. May reach 10 -12 feet.   This was Carl Hunter's favorite sunflower.
Loved by butterflies and birds.
The individual attention that was provided was very much appreciated.  A.  PA.
Helianthus maximilliani      Maximillian's sunflowerPhotos
Arkansas native
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Sun  Zones 3-9  Family: Asteraceae
Another large sunflower topping out at about 10 feet.  Tough & rugged, Maximillian's sunflower will grow out of a crack in the rock!  Lovely light yellow blooms in late summer into early fall providing nectar for butterflies & other critters.  Seed eating birds such as goldfinch & chickadees relish the seeds in winter.  If 10 feet is too tall for you, cut it back by 1/2 in July or early August.  Also, don't fertilize!
Helianthus mollis     Ashy sunflower
$8.00 Quart      $12.00 #1
Arkansas native
Sun /part shade Zones 4-9  Family: Asteraceae
The large flower heads are often well over 2" in diameter. It is found throughout Arkansas in dry soils & openings in the woods. Grows to about 3' and is native to most of the eastern U.S. Seeds from the Shaw Arboretum.   Loved by butterflies and birds.
Helianthus pauciflorus       Showy sunflower
$8.00 Quart    
Arkansas native
Sun/pt shade Z: 3-9 Family: Asteraceae
 
Helianthus silphioides      Rosinweed sunflowerPhotos
$summer 2017  
Arkansas native
Sun to part shade  Zones (5)6-10  Family: Asteraceae
WOW!  Another sunflower to love!  You'll wonder when you first see the foliage of this great sunflower as it doesn't look like the rest.  Rounded glossy leaves of the richest green.  Typical lovely yellow flowers that butterflies love & seed eating birds adore.  Once established, this sunflower is vigorous!!!  And extremely drought tolerant.  I have planted it in red clay & rock in 6 hours of sun & it thrives.  4-6'.  Considered endangered in Kentucky, apparently because of habitat loss. 
Helianthus simulans      Tall Sunflower
$10 Quart   
Arkansas native
Sun to part shade  Zones 6-9  Family: Asteraceae
Spectacular! That’s what I have to say about this sunflower. Our latest blooming sunflower, very sturdy, 8 to 10’. Thanks to Theo Witsell for sharing with me.
Helianthus strumosus   Pale leaf sunflower
$summer 2017
Arkansas native
Shade/part sun  Z: 4-8  Family: Asteraceae
Another woodland sunflower - spreads by underground stolons to make a nice patch of bright sunny yellow flowers.  Somewhat aggressive as most of the woodland sunflowers are. Birds & Butterflies
Hesperaloe parviflora       Red flowered yucca
$8.00 Quart    $12.00 3 quart
Native
Sun  Z: 7(6) - 10  Family: Agavaceae
An outstanding native from Texas that is very tolerant of sun and drought.  Lovely red flowers on spikes to about 30" with blue green foliage that reminds you of yuccas - except smooth.  Hummingbird delight!  My thanks goes to Tom Oliver for sending these seeds.
Heucheras also known as Coral bells or alumroot are in the family Saxifrageaceae. These make wonderful woodland garden plants in well drained soils. Particularly the species can adapt to extremely dry soils. They all should be hardy from zone 4 to 9.
Heuchera richardsonii
$8.00 Quart
Native
Morning sun to full shade  Zones 4-9  Family: Saxifrageaceae
A midwestern native alumroot for dry to medium soil. Hummingbirds come to drink the nectar of these small flowers, the stamens of which protrude from the flowers & are tipped with orange.
Heuchera parviflora v. puberula
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Arkansas Native
Shade  Zones 5-9  Family: Saxifrageaceae
Lovely light & dark leaves with small clusters of flower spikes in fall. Excellent ground cover for well drained moist soils – grows well with most ferns and other woodland forbs. Fall blooming. Thanks to the Shaw Nature Reserve for providing this seed.
 
Heuchera villosa v. arkansana  Arkansas Alum root
$1200 Quart
Arkansas native
Shade  Zones: 4-9   Family: Saxifragaceae
Arkansas alumroot is found in calcareous outcrops and sandy rocky areas in the Ozarks.  Usually in hardwood forested areas.  I grew these from seed provided by the Shaw Nature Reserve - thank you.
Heuchera villosa "Autumn Bride"
$8.00 Quart
Native
Shade      Zones 4-9.   Family: Saxifrageaceae
In the SOUTH, Heucheras like shade, especially afternoon shade or high dappled shade. This selection has white flowers. I find that although they do well in dry soil, a little extra water when it really gets dry helps the appearance very much. Hummingbirds
Heuchera villosa 'Blackout' ppaf
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Native hybrid
Shade/morning sun  Zone 4-9  Family: Saxifragaceae
Another excellent Heuchera villosa hybrid that stands up to the heat & humidity of the South.  Very dark scalloped leaves combine excellently with 'Caramel & 'Autumn Bride' Hummingbirds
Heuchera villosa 'STainless Steel' Coral bells
$10.00
Native hybrid
Morning sun/shade  Z: 4-9  Family: Saxifragaceae
 Silvery colored foliage brightens up the shady areas.    White flowers late in the fall. Hummingbirds
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Hibiscus coccineus      Texas StarPhotos
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Arkansas native
Sun  Zones 6-10     Family: Malvaceae 
When I received these seeds, they were labeled Abelmoschus coccineus with Hibiscus coccineus in ( ). I don't know which is correct but I certainly hope the botanists haven't been playing around with the names again. This outstanding hibiscus has clear red flowers & each petal is usually separate from the next. Many books say it is only hardy in zone 8 or 9, but it is definitely hardy in zone 7 & I have a friend in Kentucky who says it has overwintered there. (with a good mulch I presume).     These get so large so quick that they will  probably have to be cut back when shipped.
Hibiscus grandiflorus     Velvet mallow
$12.00 #1
Native to Texas, La & other Gulf Coast States
Sun to partial shade   Zones: 6-9  Family: Malvaceae
The light green leaves are velvety soft & thick, the luscious flowers are light pink with deep maroon center - each of the five petals is aout 5 inches long.  Usual height is 6-8'.  If ordered late in the season, these will have to be cut back for shipping.  Thanks to my good friend Russell Studebaker for the seed.
Hibiscus moschutos v. lasiocarpus      Crimson eye mallow
Arkansas  native
  $12.00 3 Quart
Full sun to part shade  Zones 6-10  Family: Malvaceae
Native from Indiana to Texas & parts in between, Crimson Eye mallow is found in ditches & wet areas.  Its softly pubescent leaves are a nice light green & the flower color ranges from light pink to white with a crimson eye.  4-6'.
There's life in dead trees! Wildlife & fish need dead, hollow or fallen trees for food & family homes. (from Forest Service brochure).
Hibiscus militaris Halberd-leaved mallow
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Native
Sun/part shade  Zones 4-11   Family: Malvaceae
Pristine white (sometimes pink) flowers open almost daily for a long show of bloom.  Native to most of the Midwest & Eastern U.S. wetands, the hibiscus is still happy in ordinary garden soil with extra moisture in times of drought. 4 to 5'.
Hymenocallis occidentalis Spider lilyPhotos
$12.00 Quart
Arkansas native Sun/pt shade Zone 5-10 Family: Amarylidaceae
Very striking white flowers adorn this member of the Amaryllis family.  With cupped flowers & spidery petals, you are reminded of daffodils.  Spider lily will form a very large bulb in time.  A plant for your bog garden or water garden.  Syn: H. caroliniana.
See trees, shrubs & vines for other species of St. John's Wort
Hypericum punctatum     Dotted St. John's wort
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Arkansas native
Sun/part shade  Z: 4-9  Family: Clusiaceae
Native throughout the eastern U.S. Dotted St. John's Wort roots were used medicinally by Native American tribes.  Light yellow 5 petaled flowers with dots on the foliage & flowers - thus the name, dotted St. John's wort.
Impatiens capensis   JewelweedPhotos
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Cannot ship  must pickup at the nursery
Arkansas native
Shade (moist)     Zones 2-11 Family: Balsaminaceae
Jewelweed is an annual that produces orange spotted flowers.  Someone told me once you get it started you will have it forever.     Used medicinally as a wash for poison ivy.  Hummingbird magnet.
Iris belong to the family Iridaceae & while many of you grew up seeing the old purple iris, or white iris or blue iris in peoples gardens, there is a multitudes of iris out there far beyond what most have seen. We are blessed in this country to have many species, from the delicate Iris cristata of woodlands to the some very large species of Louisianas. Some like it high & dry while others are at home in swamps. There's probably one or more than would be perfect for your garden.
Iris brevicaulis      Zig-Zag iris
$10.00 quart
Arkansas native
Sun to light shade Zones 4-9  Family: Iridaceae
Blue flowers on this Louisiana iris. While it will grow at the edges of your pond, it also will grow in drier sites. At 12-24” it doesn’t get as tall as some iris so you might want to place it at the front of the bed or the edges of the pond. Multiplies well. Blooms late spring.
Iris cristata      Crested irisPhotos
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Arkansas native
Shade/morning sun Zones 3-8  Family: Iridaceae
Blue flowers on this woodland jewel.  Dry shade suits it admirably.  Give it some woodsy soil & Iris cristata will usually spread happily.  Do NOT plant any deeper than it is growing in the pot.  If the rhizomes are on the surface (which they usually are), don't cover them.  Often only reaching 5" tall, they may reach 10" or so.
Iris cristata alba White crested iris
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Arkansas native
Shade/morning sun  Z: 3-8  Family: Iridaceae
This variation of the woodland iris has pristine white flowers.  Same other characteristics.
 
Iris cristata 'Eco Bluebird' Crested iris
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Arkansas native
Shade/morning sun  Z: 3-8 Family: Iridaceae
Deep blue flowers with orange  markings on crest.  A lovely selection of our native species by a Georgia plantsman.
Iris fulva    Copper irisPhotos
$12.00 Quart   $16.00  3 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun to part shade  Zones 5-11  Family: Iridaceae
Copper iris is one of the Louisiana iris which makes its home in swamps & bayous. The native range is from Louisiana up thru Arkansas into Missouri & Illinois & eastward from LA.
Iris fulva 'Lois'      Yellow form of copper iris
$12.00 Quart
Arkansas Native      sun     Zones 6-11 at least     Family: Iridaceae
Larry Lowman introduced this lovely iris to the plant world and named it for his friend Lois Wilson.  A lovely clear yellow, this iris reaches about 2'.
Iris virginica     Swamp blue flag
 $12.00 3 quart
Arkansas native
Sun/pt shade  Zones 5-9   Family: Iridaceae
These may be blue, or shades of pink, mauve or purple. Exceedingly sturdy plants that will grow in good garden soil as well as in your pond or along the pond edge. In times of drought, it will need supplemental watering. Native to a wide area of the SE United States. 
Iris virginica 'Carl Amason'
$15.00 #1 gallon  
Arkansas native
Sun/part shade  Zone 5-9  Family: Iridaceae
Orchid colored flowers on this Iris virginica that has been named for one of the most remarkable men I have ever met. Selected & name by Larry Lowman, this lovely vigorous iris is equally at home in a garden setting or growing in your pond.  Deep beet red markings color the base of the foliage in early spring.
Liatris is in the Asteraceae family which contains many of our beloved plants such as coneflowers, sunflowers, asters & such. Liatris is generally a very hardy plant with few demands. In fact, if you give it too good soil, often you won't be please with the result as they will flop or not be nicely upright. Most want dry, well drained soils although check the species for other needs.
Liatris aspera      Rough blazing starPhotos
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Arkansas native
Sun to  pt shade   Zones 3-9   Family: Asteraceae
Pink rounded flower-heads. Reaches about 2 1/2 to 3'.   Sandy, fairly dry soil.  . butterflies
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar, Is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. Bradley Millar
Liatris elegans      Elegant blazing star
$10.00 quart
Arkansas native
Sun to Sun to lt shade   Zones 6b-9   Family: Asteraceae
Elegant blazing star or Pinkscale blazing star is usually the latest blooming of the genus. It appears to like very dry poor soils with gravely composition. White flowers nestled in the pinky-purple scales create a nice bicolored flower spike. Butterflies, bees, hummers & more.
Liatris ligulistylis      Prairie blazing star
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Native
Sun to part shade  Zones 4-8  Family: Asteraceae
Blazing stars are butterfly magnets!  Prairie blazing star is native to the midwestern states & most of the east also.  Large purple heads of individual flowers draw all kinds of butterflies & beneficial insects.  Established plants may produce up to 70 blooms on stalks 3-4' tall.
Liatris mucronata     Blazing starPhotos
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Arkansas native
Sun to light shade    Zones 5-8    Family: Asteraceae
You just can't go wrong with a blazing star, no matter which species it happens to be.  Different blooming times, different flower habits, they are butterfly magnets ( and hummers like them too).  Purple flowers.
Liatris pycnostachys     Prairie Blazing StarPhotos
$8.00   Quart    $12.00  3 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun to light shade  Zones 4-10 Family: Asteraceae
Lovely native blazing star. As with all rules, this Liatris is the exception as it is found natively in damp prairies. So plant where it doesn't get too dry, but remember don't overfertilize. butterflies
Liatris scariosa  Eastern Blazing Star
$8.00 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun to light shade    Zones 5-8 at least  Family: Asteraceae>
Gosh, another blazing star ... or gay feather or whatever you wish to call it.  Spikes of purple flowers swirled around just call out to butterflies
Liatris spicata
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native
Sun to pt shade  Zones 4-9  Family: Asteraceae
Blazing star, gayfeather are both names for this attractive native. Lilac colored blooms really draw the butterflies.  Liatris spicata is also found in meadows, near marshes & on damp slopes.
Liatris spicata alba
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Arkansas native
Sun to part shade  Z: 4-9  Family: Asteraceae
A variation of the usual purple colored gayfeather, Liatris spicata alba is nonetheless attraction to butterflies, hummers & other flying critters.  2-3 feet tall, it blooms in early to midsummer bearing the gift of nectar with its flowers & seeds later for small seed eating birds.
Liatris squarrosa
$8.00 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun to light shade  Zones 5-8  Family: Asteraceae
Another midwestern blazing star. Good drainage & fairly dry soil. Light purple flowers. butterflies
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flowerPhotos
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Arkansas Native
Part Shade/ part sun Zones 3-10    Family: Campanulaceae.
The native range of Cardinal flower is from Canada to Florida & west to Texas. Found along muddy or gravelly borders of streams, wet prairies & in swampy meadows.   Bright red flowers beloved by hummers.
 
We grow our plants with a minimum of pesticides to protect you, your children, our workers, the critters you want to attract, so you may find some cosmetic imperfections on some of the leaves. We wish to assure you that this does not hurt the soundness of the plant.
Lobelia siphilitica  Blue cardinal flowerPhotos
$sold out until summer 2017
Arkansas native
Part Shade  Zones 5-9   Family: Campanulaceae
Lovely blue flowers adorn this lesser known cardinal flower which also likes to live in moist areas & generally appreciate some afternoon shade.
Lycopus americanus   Water horehound  
$8.00 Quart   
Arkansas native
Sun to partial shade  Zones  4-9  Family: Lamiaceae
Water horehound is found in wetlands, wet ditches, pond edges.  Very attractive to pollinators & hummingbirds.  3-4 feet with small white flowers in the leaf axils. Attracts hummingbirds
Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii      Turk's turban/ wax mallowPhotos
$12.00 Quart   $16.00 #1
Arkansas native
part shade  Zones 7-11  Family: Malvaceae
Another marvelous native that my friend Amos (whoops, I mean Russell Studebaker) has been trying to get me to offer in our catalog for YEARS!!     If you haven't seen Turk's turban, the flower is a small red mallow type that looks as if it has been pinched together & then twisted to form a turban.  Then it has a bright red stamen that protrudes from this twist.  I've put one in a large patio container & put it on the deck under some pines & hardwood trees & have had the pleasure of seeing it bloom until frost.  3-4'. Attracts hummingbirds
Malviscus arboreus v. drummondii  PINKPhotos
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Arkansas native
Afternoon shade  Zones 6-10
All of the same characteristics as above except the flowers are a soft apricot pink color.
Malviscus arboreus v. drummondii WHITE
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Arkansas native
Afternoon shade  Zones 6-10
All of the same characteristics as above except the flowers are white.
Manfreda virginica      Arkansas agave
$8.00 quart   $12.00 3 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun to part shade  Zones 5-10   Family: Amaryllidaceae.
Syn:  Agave virginica   Despite the taxonomist who decided to change the name of this plant, I still think of it as Agave virginica.  An unusual native for the dry garden, it has fleshy leaves & a tall spike of greenish yellow flowers that arise out of the center.  It works in well with some of the other xeriscape plants such as Rosa carolina, Bush's poppy mallow, Mountain mint, baptisias & others.  Fragrant in evening.
Marshallia caespitosa      Barbara's buttonsPhotos
$8.00 Quart       
Arkansas native   Sun to light shade  Zones 5-9  Family: Asteraceae
This lovely little member of the Aster family occurs on upland & rocky areas of the Ozarks. Large (1/2 dollar size) light pink flowers appear over rosettes of evergreen foliage.  Extremely drought tolerant when established, sometimes the foliage does dissappearin the summer to reappear in fall.   Butterflies
Marshallia grandiflora      Barbara's Buttons
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Native
Sun to part shade  Zones 5-8  Family: Asteraceae.
Unusual flowering native for damp areas. Found from Pennsylvania to Kentucky & east to the Carolinas.  Pink & white flowerheads dance above the deep green rosettes of foliage.
Matelea baldwyniana      Baldwyn's milkvine
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Arkansas native  Shade to part sun    Zones: 6-9   Family: Asclepiadaceae
A twining vine, this milkvine has attractive white flowers, grows well on a trellis and dies to the ground in the winter, returning each spring stronger than before.  Host plant for monarch butterflies.

Great condition of plants. Great selection of unique plants. MarkLinholm - City of Tulsa Parks
Menispermum canadense    Moonseed Vine
$10.00 Quart
Arkansas native  Shade to dappled light Z:3-9  Family: Menispermaceae
Wild Turkey, Cedar Waxwing, Brown Thrasher, Hermit Thrush, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, and Eastern Towhee are among the woodland birds that feed on the fruit of this vine. Large cordate leaves on a woody vine will reaches 10 to 20 feet. Small greenish flowers in spring followed by blue-black fruits in the late summer & fall. Each fruit has a whitish bloom on the skin. Toxic to mammals.
Mertensia virginica     Virginia blue bells
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Arkansas native  Shade or morning sun Z:3-8  Family: Boraginaceae
Gorgeous flowers - the buds are pink & as the flowers open, they retain a pinkish cast & they turn to blue.  Best planted in good moist soil but can dry out somewhat after the plants have gone dormant for the year.  Interplant with ferns or other woodland species.  In early spring, as the leaves begin to emerge, don't weed them out as you might be tempted to do - somehow the leaves don't look as expected - light green thin oval ones.  Virginia bluebells will slowly spread by root & by seed if happy.  May be dormant when you receive these.
Mimulus alatus       Sharpwing MonkeyflowerPhotos
$8.00 Quart
Arkansas Native
Shade/Morning Sun  Zones 3-9  Family:  Scrophulariaceae
Monkeyflower blooms over several month in late summer – producing small lavender flowers that attract bumblebees and other pollinators. Consistently moist soil is required. Plants grow from 6” to 24”.
Mirabilis multiflora       Western 4 o'clockPhotos
$10.00 Quart
Native
Sun/part shade  Zones 3-10  Family:  Nyctaginaceae
I'm happy to offer this desert species that is truly perennial.  I've had it in the garden for at least ten years.  It must be planted in well-drained soil.  Also, it emerges from dormancy late - june usually, so don't panic.  The bright fuschia colored blooms are an eye stopper!  Native from CA to Texas.
"We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.” unknown
Mitchella repens Partridgeberry
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Arkansas native
Morning sun to full shade  Zones 5-9  Family: Rubiaceae
Gosh, we have so many neat offerings this fall .... Partridgeberry is a creeping evergreen vine with tiny leaves & tiny white twin flowers that become nice bright red berries.  Does excellent in poor sandy soil under pine trees where little else grows.
Monarda bradburiana      Bee balm  / Oswego teaPhotos
$8.00 Quart
Arkansas native Sun-part shade  Zones  5-9 at least Family: Lamiaceae
There is much confusion about this species as some authorities list this and M. russelliana as the same plant - they are not. Further, in doing research on this species, I found where one resource said that Monarda fistulosa is a synonym for this plant - Wrong again!!  Missouri Botanical garden plant info website seems to give the best description of this plant.  Native to Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas & surrounding states, this species is a common perennial in open dryish woods & glades.  Very attractive to butterflies & bees& other beneficials insects.  1 -2' with pale pink or white flowers with purple spots.  Can be used to make tea.
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'     Bee balm
$8.00 Quart
Native  Sun/part shade  Z: 3-8  Family: Lamiaceae
Bright scarlet flowers bring in the hummingbirds & butterflies!  A vigorous selection with mildew resistant foliage.  Jacob Cline grows from 2 - 4'.
Monarda fistulosa     Bee balm
$8.00 quart    $12.00  3 Quart size
Arkansas native
Sun to part shade  Zone 4-9    Family: Lamiaceae
Often also call Oswego tea, this aromatic native attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds & myriads of other nectar drinking critters.  Can be used as an herbal tea also.  Best grown in average to poor soil with no fertilizers added.  And butterflies too!
Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'  Bee Balm
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Arkansas native
Sun/part shade  Zones 4-9  Family: Lamiaceae
Discovered in Mississippi, this monarda was selected for its outstanding mildew resistance.  Lovely light lavendar flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies & other flying critters.
Monarda fistulosa v, stipitatoglandulosa    Ouachita Bee balm
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Arkansas native
Sun to part shade  Zone 4-9    Family: Lamiaceae
White form of the more familiar Monarda fistulosa and is endemic to the Ouachita Mountains. Seems to grow in drier sites and is somewhat shorter in stature. Perfect for drawing in butterflies & bees. Seed thanks to Brent Baker.
Monarda punctata     Dotted horsemintPhotos
$8.00 Quart   
Arkansas native  Sun/part shade  Zone 4-9  Family: Lamiaceae
Pale yellow flowers are spotted with purple on about 3' tall plants.  The bracts under the flowers range from pink to purple.  Tolerant of dry soil & fairly resistant to mildew.  Another hummingbird delight - butterflies too.
Monarda russelliana     Bee balm/horsemintPhotos
 $8.00 Quart    
Arkansas native
sun to part shade   Zones 5-9  Family: Lamiaceae
There appears to be much confusion about M. bradburiana &  M. ruselliana, with some books stating that they are the same plant, while our sources indicate that these are separate species.  So, while not being a botanist, I will trust the sources I have. Thanks to Marilyn Stewart for this lovely native.   It's thrived in half day sun & no watering other than rainfall.  Very pale flowers dotted with purple spots on the outer edges.  Shorter than most of the Monardas & does exceeding well in partial shade or dappled shade.   A lovely member of the mint family, loved by butterflies & hummingbirds.
Nelumbo lutea American lotus
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Arkansas native
Sun/pt shade  Zones 4-10   Family: Nymphaeaceae
Large yellow flowers make this one of our loveliest native wetland plants.  Generally speaking, you would want to plant the roots in a large pot - use clay or heavy soil -  not potting soil.  Lotus can make a spectacular show in your garden by putting it in a deep bucket (like 5 gallon) & sinking the bucket into the ground.  Fertilize well & you can have huge lotus leaves even without a pond!
Nolina microcarpa    Bear grass
$18.00 3 quart   $10.00 Quart
Native
Sun     Z: 5-10    Family: Liliaceae Extremely drought tolerant.  In fact, after getting established, you should not have to water bear grass.  Lovely long narrow leaves make a clump of about 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide with flower stalks to 5 or 6'.  Native Americans used the leaves of bear grass to weave baskets & ate the flowers & caudex (the swollen portion of the stem which is usually just below soil level).
Nolina texana     Texas bear grass
  $18.00 3 Quart 
Native
Sun/part sahde Z: 6-10  Family: Liliaceae
3 foot tall evergreen with long sweeping leaves that cascade around the center.  Drought tolerant & suitable for poor soils & xeriscaping.  As with many drought tolerant plants, be sure to give good drainage.  White flowers.  - Birds - Hummingbirds
Obligate wetland species means that in the wild, the species would only be found (99% of time) growing in a wetland.
Onclea sensibilis     Sensitive fern
$10.00 Quart
Arkansas native   Shade  Zones: 3-9  Family: Dryopteridaceae
Sensitve fern grows 2 to 3' and is a good addition to the shade gardens although it doen't tolerate very dry soils.  While it does well in marshy wetlands, it will grow fine in the garden as long as there is moisture.
Green lacewings are one of our beneficial predators. Their eggs are tiny & white & are suspended at the end of a silken thread - often in rows of 5 - 10 eggs. The larva, called aphid lions, are ferocious when it comes to eating aphids.
Opuntia nemoralis     Prickly pear cactus Photos
$10.00 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun/part shade   Zone 5-10     Family: Cactaceae.
Theo Witsell shared this plant with me several years ago & slowly I've built up enough to offer for sale.  This cactus is lower growing that the usual but still has the lovely yellow flowers.  Good drainage is a must.
Opuntia species     Upright prickly pear cactusPhotos
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Native??   Sun to part shade  Zones 7-10 at least  Family: Cactaceae
I wish I could tell you more about this cactus.  I see it growing here & there, almost always in a cultivated situation.  In fact, the seed for these came from the Tastee Freeze parking lot at Clarksville!  The cactus grows about 3', maybe 4' tall & has large (2") purple fruits.  It is quite winter hardy here in our zone .... and may be able to take much colder winters as long as it gets good drainage.  Hopefully someone will let me know its hardiness & maybe its proper name so I can put this in future catalogs.
Osmunda cinnamomea      Cinnamon fern
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Arkansas native>
Morning sun/full shade Zone 3-10  Family: Osmundaceae
On a field trip one spring with the Arkansas Native Plant Society, I saw Cinnamon fern in all its glory, probably 4 feet tall with the incredible cinnamon colored fertile frond in the center.  Cinnamon fern is native to the eastern half of the United States, growing 2-5' depending on conditions.  The fiddleheads produced by this species are quite tasty.  Give good soil & adequate moisture.
Osmunda regalis v. speciosa     Royal fern
$10.00 Quart    
Arkansas native
Shade  Z: 4-8  Family: Osmundaceae
Royal Fern is truly one of the most distinctive and spectacular bold-textured deciduous native ferns with its light green, leathery leaves and graceful architectural stature.  With adequate moisture, royal fern can reach 6' tall and create a lush, tropical feel along a stream.
     Before applying any pesticide - THINK - the advertisements make it sound so good.  "Apply this systemic product and you won't have to worry about Japanese beetles and other insects that deface your plants".  That's right and you won't have to worry about caterpillars either - no one wants caterpillars - EXCEPT people who want Monarch butterflies and Giant Swallowtails & Question Marks & Commas & tiny Blues & Viceroys & so on.  And what about birds that NEED caterpillars for protein for their hungry babies?  Remember that systemic pesticides not only kill pests, but the very butterflies & perhaps the birds that you are trying to attract.  Caterpillars feed on leaves - the systemic pesticide is taken up in to the leaves and the fruits too.  I suspect that fruit may kill birds as well.
 
Parthenium integrifolium Wild quinine
$8.00 Quart     ready summer 2017
Arkansas Native
Sun to light shade     Zones: 3-10   Family: Asteraceae
 Wild quinine is a nice prairie or meadow plant with it's flat-topped heads of white flowers that attract bees & butterflies.  Fairly wide leaves 3" or so by about 6" long.   Wild quinine reaches 3-5' and is basically carefree.
Passiflora incarnata       Passionflower vinePhotos
$10.00 Quart
Arkansas native
sun/part shade  zones 6-10 Family: Passifloracea
Passion flower vine is a vigorous native herbaceous vine, hardy to zone 6 which has beautiful 2 - 3" blue-purple flowers that are very difficult to describe. After the flowers, comes the fruit, called maypop, is edible with a sweet lemon-apricot ??? taste. I've eaten them & like them, but it's impossible to say what they taste like other than themselves. Also the Gulf frittilary larva (not a true frittilary) feed on this vine. An interesting thing that I've read about the vine is that when so much has been eaten by these caterpillars, that the vine begins to protect itself by changing it's leaf shape.  These have the lovely purple flower but Mary Wells gave me some seed from white flowered plants, so if you are looking for white flowers, you might check back later in the summer of 2014 to see if they really turn out to be white.   butterflies
Peltandra virginica    Water arum
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Arkansas native
Sun/part shade  Zones  3-10      Family: Araceae
Wetland species with lovely large arrowhead shaped leaves that are a deep glossy green.  A light green spathe similiar in appearance to a Calla lily arises out of the center of the plant
Penstemon or beardtongue belong to the family Scrophularaceae. Most, if not all penstemons are native to this country. Many are western species & while I've tried growing lots of them, most from the west resent our humid summers & wet winters. In the eastern part of the country, however, we do have some species that thrive. Below you will find a number of listings. Full sun to light shade.
Penstemon arkansanus      Arkansas beardtongue
Arkansas native
$8.00 Quart
Sun to part shade     Zones  5-9     Family: Scrophulariaceae
Arkansas penstemon is commonly found in rocky open glades, woods & bluff ledges.  This should tell you that it is a tough wildflower.  Once established, it should do well with no additional care.  Purple stems with white to white petals with a dusting of violet on the flowers.  Butterflies & hummingbirds.
Penstemon digitalis    Beardtongue
   $12.00 3 Quart
Arkansas native  Sun/part shade  Zones 3-8  Family: Scrophulaceae
One of Arkansas's more noticeable wildflowers, this lovely beard tongue gets 3-4' in the garden with many lovely white flowers. The basal rosette stays evergreen & many have maroons & deep reds in the foliage. This native is found throughout most of the eastern U.S. Hummingbirds
Penstemon murrayanus Big red penstemonPhotos
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Arkansas native
full sun    Zones 6-9 at least   Family: Scrophulariaceae
This penstemon is so different from the rest of the bunch!  Tolerant of heat & high humidity, it stands tall & looking cool with its glaucous blue green stalks.  The leaves cup the stems, trying to look like eucalyptus!!  Then, arising from the point where each leaf cups this stem, is a bright red tubular flower that drives hummingbirds crazy. well drained soil  Don't overwater!    Drought tolerant
Whoever figures out how to define color exactly will probably make a fortune.  Many times I've said a flower was pink ..... someone else said it was purple ..... and what some people say is blue - I think is mauve .... And so on.  So I apologize in advance, if you see color different than I.  :-)
Penstemon pallidus   Pale beardtonguePhotos
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Arkansas native
Sun to part shade    Zones 4-9   Family: Scrophulariaceae
Pale beardtongue is one of the shorter of the species, usually being 15 to 20” and blooms somewhat earlier. White flowers are borne in abundance attracting bumblebees, mason bees & honeybees with a few butterflies.
Penstemon tenuis     Gulf Coast PenstemonPhotos
$8.00 Quart
Arkansas Native.
Full sun/part shade     Zones 6-10   Family: Scrophulariaceae
I can't imagine not having this lovely penstemon around.  While it does have the tendency to seed around,  it's delightful shimmery purple flowers are lovely to behold.  Besides, sometimes it's nice to have lots of babies . Native to Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana.  One of our customers told me that this is a really tough penstemon, coming up in the cracks of the blacktop.
Penstemon tenuis 'Betty's Choice' Gulf coast penstemon

Arkansas native Sun/part shade   Zones 6-11.Family: Scrophularaceae
This lovely penstemon I named for a dear friend who gave this to me from her garden. Since the color was much different that the other Penstemon tenuis I grow, I choose to give it a variety name. Thus, Betty's Choice, which grows to about 32", is much branched, a very sturdy penstemon with many flowers of a shimmering silvery lavender. Native to Arkansas, Texas & Gulf coast states.
Penstemon tubaeflorus     BeardtonguePhotos
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Arkansas native
Sun to part shade   Zones 6(5)-9 Family: Scrophularaceae
A lovely prairie species with pristine white flowers that are held closely to the stem.  The face of the flower is flat (as you look at it), instead of having the protruding lower lip of Penstemon digitalis. Very drought tolerant once established. Whle there are misnamed plants out there     called Penstemon tubaeflorus (actually a hybrid of P. digitalis), our offering is from seed of a local population.  It has a definite tolerance for shade as well.  Butterflies