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Petalostemum candidum White prairie clover
See Dalea candida (the new/old name)
Petalostemum purpureum Purple prairie clover
Please see Dalea purpurea, which is the old/new name of this plant.
‘It’s wonderful how the academic botanists keep track of what plants
are most popular with gardeners and nurserymen. They seem to sense just
when a name change will create maximum confusion among us just as they
seem to know which multi-syllable names will be the most difficult to
remember and pronounce!” Dick Lighty
Phlox bifida Sand Phlox
Sun/Pt shade Zones 5-8 Family: Polemoniaceae
I first grew Sand phlox last year in the new bed by the big greenhouse.
It impressed me so much that I wanted to offer it this year. A low groundcover, creeping gently along
the edge with pale pink flowers that seem to have a blue undertone. Drought tolerant and certainly tolerant of sunshine.
Phlox paniculata 'Jeana' Tall phlox Jeana
Sun Zones 3-8 Family: Polemoniaceae
is quite mildew resistant & sweetly fragrant. The pink
flowers are borne in abundance during the summer months. Lots of
bees, butterflies & Hummers.
Physostegia angustifolia Obedient plant
Sun to part shade Zones 5-8 Family: Lamiaceae
similar to Physostegia virginica but with very narrow leaves &
perhaps tolerates a slightly drier soil. It also does not spread like
Physostegia virginica. Snapdragon-like pink flowers with darker purple
spots on the ends of the flowers attract butterflies
. Found from Illinois to Arkansas & somewhat westward.
Physostegia intermedia Obedient plant
Sun/part shade Zones 6-10 Family: Lamiaceae
Native to Texas, Arkansas & Missouri & probably other states as
well. . Pinky-purple blooms in sun or shade. Not real
particular about soil. Best in more moist soils but can tolerate
dryer soils after becoming established. When happy, it will spread
by rhizomes. butterflies
Physostegia virginiana Obedient plant
$8.00 quart Arkansas native
Sun/part shade Zones 4-9 Family: Lamiaceae
Native to a wide area of the U.S., it should be hardy from zone 4 to
9. It will spread by creeping rhizomes & you may want to
contain it in rich moist soils. Pink tubular flowers & hummingbirds
Physostegia virginiana alba
Sun/part shade Zone 4-9 Family: Lamiaceae
Here is a white form of obedient plant - it is actually the one I see the most. Moist prairies. butterflies & hummingbirds
Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' ppaf
Native selections Sun/part shade Z:
4-9 Family: Lamiaceae
A well-behaved obedient plant! Miss Manners is a clumping form so
you can enjoy the lovely whiteflowers without the plant running all
over your garden. butterflies & hummingbirds
Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners' pp12637
$12.00 3 quart
Native Sun to part shade Z:
3-9 Family: Lamiaceae
If you have grown 'Miss Manners' then you'll know what this plant is
all about - except with pink flowers. Otherwise it is a
well-behaved obedient plant with flowers of a soft pink. butterflies & hummingbirds
Pityopsis gramnifolia Silk leafed aster
Sun to part shade Z:
5-9 Family: Asteraceae
Also known as silkgrass, this little known member of the aster family makes a lovely addition to
the sunny border. Excellent for dry areas, the soft colored green foliage has a silvery overlay.
In summer, it explodes with dozens of dime sized yellow flowers. Evergreen foliage
Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple
shade z: 3-10 family: berberidaceae
Many people have seen mayapples in the spring - it looks like a carpet
of small green umbrellas. Mayapples need 2 leaves before they
produce a flower, which is usually white but sometimes you'll find a
pink one. Mayapples spread by underground stolons & will
spread to the area allotted but I would say they are not invasive since
they won't go out into dry or sunny areas & since they go dormant
rather quickly. the entire plants goes dormant after a few months,
ready to pop up again next year. The fruit has been used to make
jams & jellies but the leaves & stems are poisonous.
Polemonium reptens Jacob's ladder
Shade/pt sun Z: 3-8 Family: Polemoniaceae
many authorities say Jacob's ladder is found in rich moist areas, I
find that it is really quite happy in well drained woodsy settings with
whatever rainfall comes. In the early years of the nursery, I had
dreams of establishing a woodland garden and planted Jacob's ladder
along with other woodland species. Sad to say the nursery has
become so consuming that the woodland garden has grown on its own
without aid from me. Jacob's ladder has been there for at least 10
years & I delight in finding it again every spring. 10'15",
lovely blue bell shaped flowers.
Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' ppaf Jacob's ladder
Native Shade/dappled shade Z:
3-8 Family: Polemoniaceae
Variegated jacob's ladder! This lovely plant was found - not
hybridized nor had its' genes tampered with. Bill Cullina found
this lovely in the woods in the NE United States. Actually,
Polemonium repetans is an Arkasnas native & this selection seems to
be very happy here too. Lovely blue flowers above green &
Polygonatum biflorum Solomon's Seal
Shade Z: 3-10 Family: Lilaceae
seal is widespread in all eastern and most Midwestern states. A
striking perennial for shade with its arching stems and white bell
shaped flowers in late spring followed by blue fruits in
fall. Just so you won't think these are real demanding, there is a
big patch down on the roadside just before your cross the bridge to
Polygonatum odoratum variegatum Variegated Soloman's seal
Morning sun to full shade Zones 5-9 Family: Lilaceae
Arching stems with variegated leaves brighten a dark spot in your
garden. Sweet small white bell-shaped flowers dangle from the
stems in springtime. While these are VERY drought tolerant, they
will stay bright & fresh with regular waterings. If they get
too dry, they will go dormant. But rest assured, they will pop up next
spring again. These will travel & make a small colony in time.
Polymnia canadensis Leaf cup
Shade Zones: 3-8 Family: Asteraceae
cup is striking in the shade with nickel-sized white flowers that
bloom sporadically all summer and fall. Attractive dissected
leaves on plants to about 3' or so.
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern
Shade Zones: 3-9 Family: Polystichum
An evergreen fern with a very neat habit. It is found in acid to neutral soils on well drained sites and hillsides.
Porteranthus stipulata See: Gillenia stipulatus Porteranthus trifoliatus See: Gillenia trifoliatus
Pontedaria cordata Pickerel weed
$15.00 3 Quart $20.00 #2 Extra shipping #2
Sun/part shade Zones 4-11 Family: Pontederiaceae
nice native for wet ditches or ponds. Deeply green almost arrowhead
shaped leaves which easily reach 10" x 6" on stalks to 4'. Spikes of
lilac to purple flowers really attract butterflies
as well as the occasional hummer
. Native from Nova Scotia to Florida & Texas as well as Arkansas.
, or mountain mint belong to the family Lamiaceae. While they are
called mountain mint, they do not have the invasive qualities of the
mints such as spearment etc. However, if you give them too rich a soil,
they may become invasive. Usually found in dry areas, rocky sparse
woods, these natives have a refreshing scent & may be used for
teas. At the nursery, in an experimental DRY, POOR area, Pycnanthemum
albescens is thriving.
Pycnanthemum albescens Mountain Mint
Sun/pt shade Zones 6-9 Family: Lamiaceae
gardeners that are always looking for plants with scent, the foliage of
this mountain mint is very aromatic - nice to my nose. Native from
Florida to Texas & north to Arkansas, Oklahoma & Missouri.
Usually found in dry woods. Small white flowers but the bracts look as
if they've been brushed with white which makes it more showy.
Pycnanthemum albescens "menthol" Mountain mint with a menthol smell
Sun to part shade Average to dry soil Zones ? probably 6-9 or more Family: Lamiaceae
Once more, Larry Price has provided the seeds that produced this
plant. Larry had mentioned to me the peculiar fragrance of this
mountain mint that was growing on his property. Dr. Gary Tucker,
botanist & friend has identified this as P. albescens, although he
agrees that it certainly does not smell like the rest!
Pycnanthemum incanum Mountain Mint
$ sold out
Sun/part shade Zones 3-9 Family: Lamiaceae
I love the whole tribe of mountain mints! The foliage is so aromatic & the flying critters just love the flowers. Butterflies, bees, tiny critters with wings, even hummingbirds love the nectar
of these plants. Whitened bracts add to the fun of growing
it. A reasonably dry place would be ideal for this Mountain mint
as it could spread to be invasive if you treat it too well. Seed
from the Shaw Nature Reserve.
$8.00 Quart $12.00 3 Quart
Sun/part shade zones 3-9 Family: Lamiaceae
as Short toothed Mountain Mint. From Florida to Massachusetts
& west to Michigan then south to Louisiana, Pycnanthemum muticum is
native to moist woods & meadows. It should reach about 3 feet
or so tall. It isn't as tolerant of dry soils as many of the
Mountain mints. Butterflies
Pycnanthemum pilosum Whorled Mountain mint
Sun/part shade Zone 4-8 Family: Lamiaceae
I see the botanists have renamed this Pycnanthemum verticillata ssp.
pilosum. Whatever its name, I love the soft fuzziness of the
leaves & the intense fragrance these leaves possess. White
flowerheads on tall stems draw all sorts of butterflies
& flying critters. I like to place this where I can easily
brush the foliage to release the wonderful minty smell. Whorled Mt.
Mint is native to most of the United States but is endangered or
threatened in Michigan, New York, Ohio & apparently has been wiped
out in PA.
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Slender Mountain Mint
Sun to part shade Zone 3-10 Family: Lamiaceae
to the entire eastern U.S., Slender Mountain Mint has the narrowest
leaves I have seen of the species but is equally hardy & drought
Pycnanthemum virginianum Virginia Mountain Mint
Sun to part shade Zones 3-9 Family: Lamiaceae
when you thought there couldn't be another mountain mint, here is
Virginia Mountain Mint. I love the mountain mines!! I know, I
know that they are vigorous (to say the least), but the fragrance of
the foliage is incredible & all the tiny flying creatures that the
flowers atract are wonderful! Virginia Mountain Mint grows in more
moist areas that the rest of the genera. You can plant it in a
big pot with GOOD drainage & ENJOY! 18-36". Native to the
entire eastern U.S. Butterflies
Ratibida columnifera Mexican hat
Sun to part shade Zones 3-9 Family: Asteraceae
In the rock wall between ground levels at our nursery, the reddish
brown form has seeded itself into the wall. I can't help but smile
every time I see it, covered with butterflies
. And knowing that in the fall, goldfinch will be swooping down for the seeds
. Few problems, no care, just doing its thing making critters happy. Average to dry soil
Ratibida pinnata Gray headed coneflower
$8.00 quart $12.00 3 Quart
Sun/part shade Zone 3-9 Family: Asteraceae
This common name may do an injustice to what is really a lovely butterfly nectar plant
. The cone is quite large with Yellow ray flowers. Gets to about 3'. very hardy. Butterflies
My plants arrived in excellent condition.
L Fitzgibbons Arkansas
Rhodophiala bifida Oxblood lily
Sun/pt shade Z: 7-10 Family: Amarylidaceae
Also known as Schoolhouse lily - whatever the name, it is
lovely. Russell Studebaker originally gave me some bulbs about 10
years ago, which were planted in the garden. They have happily
multiplied. Deep crimson red flowers that look like small
Amaryllis bloom here for me in September.
belong to the Asteraceae family & some botanists have lumped the
Echinaceas with the Rudbeckias. If there's one thing I've learned about
botanists, there are two kinds: the lumpers & the splitters.
Anyway, Rudbeckias are another star of the garden, very undemanding
& ready to put on a great show for you (and the Butterflies & birds too).
Rudbeckia fulgida v. deamii Black eyed susan
$ 8.00 Quart
Sun/part shade Zone 3-9 Family: Asteraceae
Bet you didn't know there were so many different black-eyed
susans! With slightly more orange to the petals than 'Goldsturm',
Rudbeckia fulgida v deamii blooms later, is somewhat taller & has
heart-shaped leaves. Another lovely yellow composite to entice
butterflies to your garden. Height 18-30 inches and fairly drought
tolerant when established.
Butterflies & birds
Rudbeckia fulgida v. speciosa Blackeyed susan
sold out until summer 2017
Sun/part shade Z: 3-9 Family: Asteraceae
black-eyed susan with dark green foliage and orange flowers with black
centers that blooms from June through October. The plants will
spread by runners & reach up to 24 inches. Butterflies
Rudbeckia fulgida v umbrosa Orange coneflower
Sun/part shade Z: 4-9 Family: Asteraceae
So many black-eyed susans - the differences are hard to describe
although when you are looking at them side by side, you can see that
they don't look alike. Whatever, they are one of the mainstays of
the gardens. Tough, drought tolerant & lovely.
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' Goldsturm blackeyed susan
Sun Zone 3-9 Family: Asteraceae
A named selection of our perennial black-eyed susan. Goldsturm
blooms for a long times with bright yellow flowers with a dark center.
$8.00 Quart $12.00 3 Quart
Sun Zones 6-10 Family: Asteraceae
nice large flowered native. The cone of this one is quite impressive.
The longer I grow it, the more entranced I become. On a dry bank, it
gets about 3 feet tall -- in a garden setting, it's more likely to be
5'. Native also to Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri & Kansas.
Extremely drought tolerant. Butterflies
Rudbeckia laciniata Green headed coneflower
$8.00 Quart $12.00 gallon
Sun to part shade Zones 5-7 Family: Asteraceae
This is one impressive plant! At our nursery, I planted a St.
John's wort at the corner of the shadehouse. There was a few
leaves in the pot with it that I knew didn't belong, but I left
it. Much to my surprise this year, these few leaves leapt into a
8' tall plant with many glorious yellow flowers late in the
summer. Very sturdy stalks. Native to Arkansas & most of
the U. S. to Canada. Bright yellow ray flowers that angle downward
& a greenish yellow disk . Butterflies really liked it as not too many other plants were blooming at the time.
Rudbeckia maxima Giant coneflower
$8.00 quart $12.00 3 Quart
Sun/part shade Zones 6-9 Family: Asteraceae
While the usual height of this amazing blackeyed susan is 6', it may
get to 10' if conditions are right. Flowers are yellow, 3" with a 2"
cone. The leaves are a pale green. Full sun and extremely drought
tolerant. Native to Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas &
Rudbeckia missouriensis Missouri blackeyed susan
Sun/part shade Zones 5-8 Family: Asteraceae
While a very common black-eyed susan, it is a very distinct perennial
species of the limestone areas of the Ozarks. It also ranges from
Illinois & MO to Arkansas, OK & Texas. Butterflies
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet black-eyed susan
$8.00 Quart $12.00 3 quart
Sun /part shade Zone 5-9 Family: Asteraceae
This native may get 6' tall with many golden yellow flowers 2 1/2 - 3"
wide. Usually found from Indiana to Nebraska & southward.Butterflies
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers' Quilled blackeyed susan
Sun/part shade Z: 5-7 Family: Asteraceae
Having strong upright stems, these clumps reach 5' or so. Clear
yellow quilled flower petals stretch to 3 inches across. Foliage
is fragrant. Cut flowers. Excellent pollinator
plant. hummingbirds & butterflies
Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'
Sun Zone 3-8 Family: Asteraceae
Yellow flowers with bright red eye which fades to bronze - these late
blooming beauties reach about 4 feet & provide lots of nectar for
the late summer Butterflies
Ruellia carolinensis Carolina wild petunia
Sun/part shade Z: 6-10 Family: Acanthaceae
Sun or light shade, this tough wild petunia will delight you with its lovely lavender flowers. About 15-18".
Ruellia humilis Wild petunia
Sun/pt shade Z: 4-8 Family: Acanthaceae
Lilac flowers on this underused native that is happy in full sun to
partial shade. Drought tolerance is just one of the virtues of
wild petunia, it is very undemanding & reliable. Blooms most
of the summer with 2-3" flowers.