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KENTUCKY NATIVE PLANTS 

Native plants evolved with our bees, butterflies and native insects with many currently having difficulty harvesting and using pollen and nectar from non-native plants.  Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas Tallamy is an exceptional read which goes into great detail of what has occurred to our native pollinators with the introduction of non-native plant species.

As with any newly planted plant the first year care is critical to future health and vitality so it is recommended that you water during periods of drought.  Never fertilize your native plants, they are accustomed to our growing conditions and will perform fine without the additional input. 

                               FLOWERS/FORBS

                        FULL SUN

Cup Plant Silphium perfoliatum

Standing tall at around six feet, its yellow blossoms can be seen starting in July when the butterflies visit them, and then later when the birds begin to feed on its seeds. Aptly named, Cup Plant's large broad leaves form a "cup" where they attach to the square stem. These cups catch and retain rainwater for insects and birds.

1 gallon $10.00

 

       SHADE and SEMI SHADE 

 

 Giant Cane Arundinaria gigantea

This colonial woody grass is found most often in moist bottomlands in the forest understory.  The preference is partial to full sun, wet to moist conditions, and fertile soil consisting of laom or silty loam.  However, this woody grass can adapt to areas that are more shady and dry, where its growth will be stunted.  Periods of standing water are readily tolerated.

Like other bamboo species, Giant Cane rarely flowers.

b&b $20.00

 Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum

Mayapple is unique in that it has only 2 leaves and 1 flower, which grows in the axil of the leaves.

Mayapple colonizes by rhizomes, forming dense mats in damp, open woods. The common name refers to the May blooming of its apple-blossom-like flower.

                        bare root $7.50             1 gallon $12.00


 Wild Ginger Asarum canadense

A highly popular groundcover, Wild Ginger's large heart-shaped leaves can be 6" in diameter, and its sturdy rootstocks create a dense network that creeps to cover woodland slopes. Once established, a cover of Wild Ginger can fend off Garlic Mustard and other invasives. As a woodland native this deer resistant plant enjoys shade and tolerates a variety of soil types. An attractive dark red flower, usually hidden from view by the foliage, blooms in early spring and fades fairly quickly. 

An excellent member of the shade garden, Asarum canadense is most often used as groundcover, or in a naturalized landscape setting. It also makes a good edging plant. Transplants spaced one foot apart will form a solid cover in two to three years. Wild Ginger keeps its foliage throughout the season, making it a good choice to plant with spring ephemerals that go dormant after they bloom. Combines well with a host of other natives, such as Maidenhair Fern, Lady Fern, Ostrich Fern,Jacob's Ladder, Wild Blue Phlox, Zig Zag Goldenrod - to name a few.

Although not related to culinary ginger (Zingiber officinale), the roots of Wild Ginger produce a scent that is similar to ginger (or, some say cardamom). Fresh or dried roots were used by early Americans as a ginger substitute, but the plant is not normally used today for culinary purposes.

Naturally occurs: Rich, heavily shaded woods, wooded slopes, sometimes rocky, mesic forests.


Also of note: A member of the Pipevine family (Aristolochiaceae), Wild ginger is host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.


Also Known As: Woodland Ginger, Canada Ginger, Asarabacca, Cat’s Foot, Colic Root, Coltsfoot, Heart-Leaf, Indian Ginger, Namepin, Snakeroot, Sturgeon Potato

                        bare root $7.50             1 gallon $12.00

FERNS
Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris

Most who have experienced the old-world culinary delicacy of Fiddlehead Ferns, won't soon forget it. The delicate, earthy taste is not unlike asparagus, although it has a more layered flavor if picked fresh. These ferns have a taste to remember. If selected at  the proper time, before getting too large and  tough, Fiddleheads can be served blanched or tossed raw in salads. They may also be cooked lightly with butter and salt, and served with game fowl. They are the small, tightly-curled rings of a newly sprouting fern frond, before it is mature. Many U.S. regions prize 'Fiddleheads' as a traditional delicacy, which first began in Europe. Several different species produce fiddleheads, but only those of a few varieties are both safe and good to eat. The best are Ostrich Fern.

4" pot $15.00

                                  SHRUBS/SMALL TREES

 Nannyberry Viburnum lentago

A talll viburnum, occasionally growing as a small tree, 20-25 feet tall. Slender, erect-arching branches, somewhat open at maturity, often suckering. Attractive white flower clusters, dense dark-green summer foliage, wine-red fall color, blue-black berries which persist through winter. Shrub or small tree with short trunk, compact, rounded crown of drooping branches, small white flowers in clusters, and small bluish-black fruit.

2 gallon pot $35.00

Highbush Cranberry Viburnum opulus

Bushes grow to 15 feet tall and become rather formal and rounded in shape. They make a great hedge or privacy screen. The flowers are very small, white, and borne in large terminal cymes that are 3 to 4 inches across, similar to other ornamental Viburnums. The fruits are 3/8 inches in diameter, sowy red and very persistent, remaining on the bushes well after frost and brightening the winter landscape.

2 gallon pot $35.00

Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra

The colony-forming smooth sumac is a 10-20 foot shrub with short, crooked, leaning trunks and picturesque branches. The pinnately compound leaves are alternate, with 13-30 sharp-toothed leaflets on each side of the midrib. Deciduous leaves become extremely colorful in early fall. On female plants, yellow-green flowers are followed by bright-red, hairy berries in erect, pyramidal clusters which persist throughout winter.

2 gallon $20.00

3 gallon $25.00

 

Sweet Shrub Calycanthus fertilis

Aromatic shrub 3-9 feet tall. This species has aromatic twigs, leaves and flowers that are 1 -1 1/2 inches wide and can be seen starting in April or May. This is a very fragrant shrub and should be planted where it will be enjoyed.

2 gallon pot $35.00

                                                     CULTIVARS

DAYLILY 

 Hemerocallis ‘Russian Rhapsody’

Moderate to fast-growing, clumping herbaceous perennial to 28" tall and wide.  Hemerocallis has long been a versatile landscape favorite, prized for its low-maintenance nature, gracefully-arching foliage and long-blooming display of showy, lily-like flowers.  This attractive variety features narrow, medium to dark-green leaves accented with stems of eye-catching, deep-violet-purple flowers with contrasting yellow throats - a truly striking color combination.  These showy flowers rise above the attractive foliage in summer, attracting butterflies.  Well suited as an accent or massed groundcover, or in mixed shrub borders as a texture contrast to deeper-colored broadleaf shrubs.  Also makes a fine container specimen.  Tolerates a variety of soil types and while this variety requires little water once established, a more robust-looking specimen is achieved with regular watering in a partial to full sun exposure.  


1 GALLON POT             $15.00                     

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                                                                                                                HERBS

                                                                      MINT MENTHA

 Orange Mint Mentha x piperita x citrata 

Tends to be stronger in flavor than many of the other mints. Also referred MintOrange Mint leaves give off a citrus and spice flavor. With almost unlimited uses, use your Orange Mint leaves in iced tea, fruit desserts, fruit & grain salads, dressings, vinegar, jellies, sauces, ice cream, and creamy desserts such as creme brulee. Orange Mint is one of the ingredients in Chartreuse liquor, an herbal French liquor made from 130 different herbs, plants and flowers. 

Mentha x piperita x citrata (Orange Mint) produces white to pink blooms that begin to appear around mid to late summer attracting bees and butterflies. 

As with other mints, Orange Mint is an aggressive growing plant and should be contained so it does not take over the neighborhood. 

4" pot $7.00

 SUCCULENTS

                                                                                                                    JADE 

 Crassula

Red Jade Tree Crassula ovata 'California Red Tip'

Colors will vary based on sun exposure and time of the year.  The more direct sunlight, the more red the tips/edges will become.  The more shade/less direct light, the greener.

4" pot $7.00

 

 SEMPERVIVUM 

 Sempervivum Erythraeum

Light green rosettes tipped with rose. Very unusual habit.

Medium size rosettes.

Zones 3 – 9.

4" pot $5.00

 

 Virginia Sweetspire 'Henry's Garnet' Itea Virginica

Fragrant, white flower spikes, 3-6 inches long, cover the shrub with bloom in early summer. Dark green leaves turn scarlet and crimson in fall, sometimes persisting on the shrub until December. 'Henry's Garnet' is noted for larger flowers and superior fall color to that of the species.

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