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Committee Favorites

Below are favorites selected by the Plant Sale Committee and deserving of attention.

Item Name Product Image Item Number Price

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

Native. Ht. 1-2.5'  Orange flowers in summer. Dry - moist soil. A shorter milkweed with dark green foliage, and typical seed pods in fall. Because of its color and nectar, it may attract butterflies (including Monarch larvae), bees, hummingbirds, etc. Tolerates  a variety of soils. Likes moisture but resists drought. Deer resistant. 1 gallon
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) P-104 $11.00

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’
(New England Aster)

Native cultivar. Ht. 18” purple flowers late summer-fall; moist, well drained soil. A nice compact form loaded with dark purple flowers. Great mixed with goldenrods. Cut back after flowering to prevent self seeding. Host plant for many butterflies and moths. Good rain garden plant. 1.5 gallon
Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ (New England Aster) P-005 $13.00

Baptisia australis (False Indigo)

Native. Ht 3-6’ Blue flowers in early summer. Grows in moist, well drained soil. Flowers bloom in spikes. Medium green compound foliage. Attractive seed pods. Native to open woods and river banks. Larval host to several species of butterflies and moths. Great rain garden plant. Endangered species in Ohio. Deer resistant. 1 gallon
Baptisia australis (False Indigo) P-018 $11.00

Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)

Native grass. Ht. 2-3' Any soil. Attractive oat-like seed heads in late summer through winter. Deep gold fall color. Good naturalizer. Very adaptable to sun or shade. 1.5 gallon
Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats) P-075 $15.00

Eggplant - Lavender, small

Eggplant - Lavender, small VEG-020 $3.00

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

Native. Ht. 3-4’ red flowers late summer; moist-wet soil. Bright red flower spikes in late summer. Hummingbirds love it! Great for shady rain gardens. Full sun okay if kept moist. Deer resistant. 2012 LEAP Native Plant of the Year. 1.5 gallon
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) P-045 $14.00

Matteucia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

Native fern. Ht. 3-4’ moist-wet soil. Large, arching deep green fronds. Tolerates sun with adequate mositure. Great for rain gardens. Wide spreading. Fiddleheads are edible. Deer resistant. 1 gallon
Matteucia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern) P-012 $13.00

Mertensia virginica (Virginia Blue Bells)

Native. Ht. 24" Pink buds open into blue flowers in early spring. Moist soil. Best in moist, organic, woodland soils. Can be used in rain gardens but need to mix with other plants because it is dormant in summer. 1.5 gallon
Mertensia virginica (Virginia Blue Bells) P-086 $16.00

Myrica pensylvanica
(Northern Bayberry)

Native shrub. Ht. 5-12’ yellow-green inconspicuous flowers in summer-fall; moist, well drained  soil. Glossy dark green, aromatic, semi-evergreen foliage. Decorative grey berries remain on plant well into winter. Salt tolerant. Attracts birds and butterflies. Larval host for Columbia silkmoth. 2013 LEAP Native Shrub of the Year. 3 gallon
Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry) P-033 $44.00

Nature Center Collection

12-inch pot. Miss Montreal semi-trailing begonia, white euphorbia, and 'Candy Kisses' hemizygia.
Nature Center Collection RTG-008 $45.00