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These plants can take wet feet and never complain making them the perfect choice for bogs and consistently moist to wet areas.

Fourth of July Azalea

Rhododendron oldhamii 'Fourth of July'

Bright deep orange to red 2" blooms are borne continuously from July to September. Light green quilted foliage. This azalea is not affected by azalea Lace Bugs! Item # 299.

Grows To: 4'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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American Elderberry, Common Elderberry

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis, S. canadensis

Huge flat clusters of tiny white flowers are followed by a heavy crop of shiny black fruit. The American Elderberry is a large growing native deciduous shrub whose cooked fruit and flowers are used to create healthy and delicious confections, syrup, jelly, wine and more. The nectar rich flower clusters host a wide variety of pollinators and its ripe fruit is sure to attract a host of bird species. Elderberries are dioecious, both male and female at the same time, and may be semi-self fertile but it is best to plant at least two for cross pollination and the heaviest crops. Item #10657

Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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American Elderberry, Common Elderberry

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis, S. canadensis

The American Elderberry has huge flat clusters of tiny white flowers followed by a heavy crop of shiny black fruit. It is a large growing native deciduous shrub whose cooked fruit and flowers are used to create healthy and delicious confections, syrups, jellies, wines and more. The nectar rich flower clusters host a wide variety of pollinators and its ripe fruit is sure to attract many bird species. Elderberries are dioecious, both male and female at the same time, and may be semi-self fertile. It is best to plant at least two for cross pollination and to bear the heaviest crops. Item #11269

Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Broad rich red falls are centered by starkly contrasting golden yellow signals on a vigorous Iris growing to about 3' high. Ann Chowning is an award winning Iris receiving the Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal, the highest award a Louisiana Iris can receive from the American Iris Society. Provide Louisiana Irises with a moist to average moist to moderately wet site for the best results in a mostly sunny position. Item# 11302 

Grows To: 30-36''H, space at 12-18"
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lightly fragrant golden orange to yellow flowers are produced in large spike-like inflorescences throughout the summer on this vigorous Hawaiian hybrid. The 4-5' high stems are adorned with large medium green tropical foliage. The flowers of Anne Bishop Ginger attract hummingbirds and other pollinators and also make beautiful cut flowers. Multiplies readily but not invasively. Provide a moist rich soil for the best results. Item# 10964

Grows To: 4-5'H
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Filtered shade, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Deep sapphire blue falls have a triangular patch of brightly contrasting primrose yellow that is outlined in near black with deep blue standards. The lightly fragrant flowers of Beale Street Louisiana Iris may be produced anytime between March and May on this vigorous medium to large Louisiana Iris. Multiplies readily in average garden soils, moist to wet soils, or can be set in water gardens where the container is just below the water's surface. Flowers in our gardens in early to midseason. Item# 11263

Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 36-42''H, space at 12-18"
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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An easily grown and unusual fern whose fronds look just like perfect four-leaf clovers. The Bigfoot Waterclover is nearly evergreen but goes dormant for a short period in winter or during dry periods. Under moist conditions it readily develops into a vigorous low groundcover and easily adapts to sunny bogs or moist shade. It can easily be maintained in containers and on the upper shelves of water gardens. Item# 10853.

Grows To: 6-10"H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, *Sun, Light Shade, Shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Black Coral Giant Elephant Ears

Colocasia 'Black Coral' PPAF

Remember how Elephant Ears were considered invasive, guess what this one is not! From the Royal Hawaiian series of Colocasias comes Black Coral, a tightly clump forming, cold hardy perennial with a great tropical effect in the garden or in containers. The large 3'+, almost heart-shaped, tropical foliage of Black Coral Elephant Ears is a glossy dark black that sits atop black stems and is sure to make a statement. Item# 10628.


Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Black Coral Giant Elephant Ears

Colocasia 'Black Coral' PPAF

Remember how Elephant Ears were considered invasive? Guess what? This one is not! From the Royal Hawaiian series of Colocasias comes Black Coral, a tightly clump forming, cold hardy perennial with a great "Tropical" effect in the garden or in containers. The large three foot plus, almost heart-shaped, tropical foliage of Black Coral Elephant Ears is a glossy dark black that sits atop black stems and is sure to make a statement! Item# 11272


Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Sturdy spikes of brilliant blue to lavender-blue, two-lipped flowers are borne for an exceptionally long period in late summer and into fall on this hardy, native, clump-forming perennial. Suitable for consistently moist to wet soils. The Blue Cardinal Flower is enjoyed by hummingbirds, butterflies, and an variety of other pollinators as well as making a beautiful cut flower. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 10159.

Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 2-3'H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (moist-wet soils), Morning sun, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 20
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Blue Ice Bluestar

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

With some of the deepest blue flowers of any Amsonia and a consistently compact habit, Blue Ice has become one of the most popular Bluestar cultivars on the market. The clusters of deep blue, starry flowers open from deep violet buds and will be sure to brighten any spring garden. Yellow fall color adds to its interest. Bluestars are pest, disease, and deer resistant perennials that are considered to be somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Item# 10652.

Grows To: 12-24"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Blue Mistflower, Wild Ageratum, Hardy Ageratum, Blue Boneset

Conoclinium coelestinum, Eupatorium coelestinum

Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are born atop sturdy stems in summer and sometimes into fall. Blue Mistflower is a rhizomatous colonizing native perennial that may be best suited to naturalistic settings or among larger growing plants as a tall groundcover. Excellent for pollinators, particularly native bees. Item# 10458.

 

Grows To: 18-30"H x spreading, space at 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Small clusters of 3 petaled purple flowers sit atop smooth sturdy blue green stems on this clump forming native perennial that begins flowering in early spring and may continue well into mid-summer. Ohio Spiderwort provides nectar to long-tongued bees and other pollinators and is an easy to grow clump forming perennial well-suited to naturalistic gardens and wildflower meadows. It is found naturally throughout the central and eastern US and is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11186

Grows To: 20-30"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Dense branching spikes of tiny purplish-blue to lavender flowers are produced throughout summer on tall sturdy stems and attract a variety of pollinators including butterflies and bees. Once the flowers have faded the seeds are enjoyed by a variety of native songbirds. The foliage is used by the Common Buckeye Butterfly as a caterpillar host plant. As the common name of Swamp Vervain implies this native perennial enjoys consistently moist to wet soils. American Blue Vervain is not a reliably long-lived perennial so allowing it to go to seed will also help to ensure you have plants for next season. Item# 10869.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 12-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Buttonbush, Button Willow, Honey Bells

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Lightly honey scented, white to cream, tight ball-like flower clusters are produced on new growth in late spring and summer and attract an array of butterflies, bees, and other garden beneficials. The Buttonbush is a vigorous, medium-sized to large growing, deciduous shrub that does best in consistently moist soils with most of a day of sunlight. A moderate to severe annual pruning of established plants in late winter helps to promote fuller plants and the most flowers. Item# 9247.

Grows To: 6-12'+H x 4-8'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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2-3' high spikes of glowing scarlet tubular flowers are produced in late spring or summer on this US native wildflower. A rosette forming herbaceous perennial to biennial, the Red Cardinal Flower is commonly found along stream banks, marshes, and bogs and will perform well in average to wet garden soils. Attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators. Item # 1217.

Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Grows To: 18-36''H x 12''W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, *Part sun, *Full sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 35
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Up to 6" wide, fragrant, slightly rounded, white flower clusters arch away from their structure on semi-lax stems showing off numerous small white flowers that attract bees and butterflies. The dark green glossy foliage creates a strong contrast to the brilliant white flowers. This native Climbing Hydrangea is typically found growing where soils are consistently moist in shaded to filtered shade conditions. It is a hardy deciduous woody vine that uses a multitude of rootlets along its stems to grab onto structures for support and may be used as a groundcover as well. Only mature vertical growing stems produce the new growth that creates the early to midsummer flowering stems. A west central Louisiana selection. Item# 11080

Grows To: 20-40'H
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Shade, Filtered shade, Cool morning sunlight
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 12
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Correll's False Dragonhead is a rare but wonderful, seemingly more refined garden species that is as vigorous as it is beautiful. The dense spikes of purplish-pink, tubular, often speckled, flowers are held atop sturdy, 3' high stems in summer. Like most other Physostegias, Correll's False Dragonhead does spread by large rhizomes even in average soils. The leaves of this species are toothed, widest in the middle, sessile, and are almost always a rich dark green. Item# 10236.

Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11,(6?)
Grows To: 3-7'H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 36
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This native perennial Hibiscus boasts 6-8" wide white to pink flowers with a dark burgundy eye. Common to moist and wet areas as the name implies but is quite happy in average moist garden soils. A vigorous and hardy native perennial that can reach 7' but is more commonly found at 4'. The foliage may be used as a butterfly larval host by Hairstreaks, Blues, Coppers, and others. Item# 9399.

Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10 (mulch in 5,6,7,8)
Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Crown of Snow Obedient Plant, False Dragon's Head

Physostegia virginiana 'Crown of Snow', P. virginiana alba

Tall spikes of pure white tubular blooms are borne atop sturdy stems above a rosette of medium green foliage. This is a hardy, perennial native and is a good choice for Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and as a cutflower. Item # 9134.

Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 12-18''W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Ruffled deep fuschia purple falls are centered with lighter fuschia purple standards. Beautiful, full, nearly rounded flowers. A vigorous and hardy Louisiana Iris which multiplies readily in average garden soils, moist to wet soils, or can be set in water gardens where the container is just below the water's surface. Blooms March through May. Item# 1138.

Grows To: 30-36''H, space at 12-18"
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Eastern Bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Clusters of blue to light blue, star-shaped flowers are borne in spring on sturdy stems atop the wide foliage. The Eastern Bluestar makes a wonderful garden addition with a mannerly clump forming habit and excellent pest and disease resistance. Yellow fall foliage color adds to its interest. Tolerant of wet to average moist soils. Eastern Bluestar is an easy to grow and reliable native perennial. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbird moths. Item# 10268

Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 4
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Edward's Plateau Buttonbush, Button Willow, Honey Bells

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Edward's Plateau'

From the heart of Texas' Edward's Plateau comes this alkaline tolerant selection of Buttonbush with slightly narrower foliage with a bronze to gray cast. Like the species it produces tight, white to cream colored, rounded Sputnik-like flowers in late spring and summer that attract an array of butterflies, bees, and garden beneficials with its sweet, honey colored nectar. The Buttonbush is a vigorous, medium-sized to large growing, deciduous shrub that does best in consistently moist soils with most of a day of sunlight. A moderate to severe annual pruning of established plants in late winter helps to promote fuller plants and the most flowers. Item# 11264

Grows To: 6-12'+H x 4-8'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Einstein™ Clethra, Summersweet, Sweet Pepper Bush

Clethra alnifolia 'NOVACLEEIN' PP27590

This Summersweet produces extra long, wavy spikes of fragrant white flowers that attract a variety of pollinators during summer. Like Albert Einstein's famous unkempt hair, this Clethra may at times seem a little wild and wooly! The white flowers of Einstein™ Clethra contrast nicely with the deep green foliage on this compact selection of this easy to grow native shrub. Provide Clethras with a well-drained, moist to average moist soil with partial shade in hot summer climates. Tolerant of full sun in moist soils where summers are cooler. Item# 11430

Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade, *Full sun in wet soils
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 6
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Dense clusters of large pink tubular flowers with a white lower lip are born in late summer and early fall on this easy native perennial. Excellent for attracting bees. This is the latest flowering Physostegia that we grow. The Fall Obedient Plant will readily spread by rhizomes creating a mass of sturdy, 3-4' stems. An easy and reliable native perennial. Item# 10420.

Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Grows To: 3-4'H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch R / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
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