GALLERY

Harebells
Harebells

Flowers profusely in June then intermittently through fall

Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Weed

Best orange flower in the prairie. Larva plant for monarch butterflies

Bottle Gentian
Bottle Gentian

Fall bloomer; bees love me!

Ohio Spiderwort
Ohio Spiderwort

Great blue flower; a day flower - each flower lasts one day

Prairie Smoke
Prairie Smoke

One of the longer bloomers in the spring. Also known as "Old Man Whiskers" because of the seedheads.

Rudbeckia hirta2
Rudbeckia hirta2

A biennial with abundant flowers in the summer

Wild  Ginger
Wild Ginger

Flowers are near the ground; great shade ground cover

Marge
Marge

Cat #1

Hepatica
Hepatica

Petite, early spring bloomer with flowers ranging from pink to purple to white.

Prairie Phlox
Prairie Phlox

Grown from seed, Prairie Phlox can range in color from white to pink to lavender.

Wood Lily
Wood Lily

Petite lily with single stem; vivid orange

Jack in the Pulpit
Jack in the Pulpit

Spring woodland flower with distinct male and female flowers

Indian Grass
Indian Grass

Tall, clump prairie grass; can grow over 5 feet tall

Lupine
Lupine

Favorite June bloomer, likes sandy, well drained soil

Wild Quinine
Wild Quinine

Clear, bright white flowers with architectural structure and deep green foliage. One of my all-time favorites.

What is a Native Plant?

A native plant species is one that occurs naturally in a particular habitat, ecosystem, or region of the United States and its Territories or Possessions, without direct or indirect human actions.

 

What is a Cultivar?

 

Cultivars are varieties of plants that are the product of breeding programs to produce specific desirable characteristics (flower color, size,adapatability). Cultivars generate a revenue stream for the grower.  Do cultivars breed out the desired characteristics needed by the pollinators? Nobody knows. We believe it is best to stick to native species.