|Spring plants emerging in the native plant bed|
Large Flowered Trillium
No woodland garden is complete without this beloved spring wildflower! Large Flower Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) is easy to grow and returns year after year. It can spread slowly by seed if it finds your site to its liking. Limited availability, so please order early. Hardy to Zones 3 - 7.
A rock and sand garden favorite, Prairie Smoke is one of the most distinctive and best loved prairie plants! The unique feathery pink seedheads make this a star of the springtime flowers. Geum triflorum spreads slowly by rhizome to form a low growing groundcover. Excellent for hot, dry spots, it thrives in any well-drained soil. Hardy to Zones 3 - 6.
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Treasured for its charming sky blue flowers, Common Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana) is a spring blooming beauty. Long-lived and adaptable, it grows in medium to moist soil, in full sun to partial sun. A woodland native with a range from Illinois to New Jersey and south to Texas and Florida, it is hardy to Zones 3 - 8.
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Blue False Indigo
Clusters of deep blue flowers surround this perennial favorite in late spring. Deep rooted and very long-lived, it forms a large 'bush' at maturity. Makes an excellent specimen plant, planted individually or in groups, spaced three feet apart. Hardy to Zones 3 - 10.
Perennial Plant Association 2010 Plant of the Year!
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