April 30, 2010
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Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis Description & Overview Lily of the Valley is an adaptable, shade-tolerant, spreading perennial that has historically been used as a groundcover in the difficult shade garden. We have discontinued producing and selling this plant due to its aggressive behavior in the landscape and invasive […]
April 27, 2010
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Trautman Juniper

Trautman Juniper Juniperus chinensis ‘Trautman’ Description & Overview Trautman Juniper is one of our favorite Juniper selections. Selected by the late Herbert Trautman for its compact size and coarse texture, this evergreen is a great choice for tough sites or those with space restrictions. Berry-like cones in fall add winter […]
April 22, 2010
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Moonshine Yarrow

Moonshine Yarrow Achillea x ‘Moonshine’ Description & Overview Moonshine Yarrow is a compact perennial of aromatic, ferny, gray-green foliage. Sulfur yellow flowers are produced all summer on sturdy stems and will rebloom when deadheaded. Attractive seedheads persist over winter. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 […]
April 6, 2010
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Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion

Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion Allium ‘Summer Peek-a-Boo’ Description & Overview A sport of Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ with medium purple flower heads set consistently above compact foliage. Attracts butterflies and pollinators. An excellent choice for containers with an above average growth rate. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to […]
April 5, 2010
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Rosy Returns Daylily

Rosy Returns Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ Description & Overview This reblooming dwarf small daylily produces fragrant, 4″ rose-pink blend flowers with a deep rose eyezone and yellow throat. Bred by Darrel Apps, Rosy Returns Daylily combines bigger flowers with smaller stature for a striking border in any landscape. Rosy Returns […]
April 5, 2010
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Rocket City Daylily

Rocket City Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rocket City’ Description & Overview Rocket City Daylily shows off with large, bittersweet orange flowers with a darker eye and lighter orange-yellow mid-ribs. This taller daylily cultivar will warm up any space with its flowers! When massed, the sea of showy orange flowers is a sight […]
April 5, 2010
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Pardon Me Daylily

Pardon Me Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’ Description & Overview Pardon Me Daylily is a lovely reblooming miniature that produces a profusion of 2 ¾-inch bright red flowers with a yellow-green throat. Bred by Darrell Apps, this selection is known for its clear red flowers and relentless blooms. Core Characteristics Wisconsin […]
April 5, 2010
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Hyperion Daylily

Hyperion Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’ Description & Overview Hyperion Daylily is a tried-and-true selection from the 1920’s. Aptly named, this cultivar produces large, 5-inch citron-yellow flowers that reach their peak in July. The tall scapes hold the wonderfully fragrant flowers at the perfect height for summer scent! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
April 4, 2010
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Strutter’s Ball Daylily

Strutter’s Ball Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Strutter’s Ball’ Description & Overview Strutter’s Ball Daylily will steal the show with its 6-inch cranberry-purple flowers with lemon-green throats! This midseason bloomer carries its large flowers high above the foliage, allowing the use of lower perennials to create layered textures. Extended blooms will last up […]
April 4, 2010
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Chicago Apache Daylily

Chicago Apache Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’ Description & Overview Chicago Apache Daylily stands out with its midseason 5-inch bright scarlet-red flowers with vivid yellow throats and slightly ruffled edges. Its flower color won’t fade in sun and it possesses the drought resistance of other Hemerocallis cultivars. A tetraploid selection. Core […]
April 4, 2010
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Happy Returns Daylily

Happy Returns Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ Description & Overview Bred by Darrel Apps, Happy Returns Daylily is a vigorous reblooming miniature selection. Radiant, 2¾ inch lemon-yellow flowers are held above the foliage throughout the season, adding interest to any border or mass planting. An excellent choice to add reliable, bright […]
April 4, 2010
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Little Grapette Daylily

Little Grapette Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Little Grapette’ Description & Overview Little Grapette Daylily is a compact miniature daylily. Tidy clumps of grass-like leaves are highlighted by lavender-purple flowers on tall scapes. This smaller growing selection reblooms throughout the summer months. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 […]
April 4, 2010
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Stella De Oro Daylily

Stella De Oro Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Stella De Oro’ Description & Overview Stella De Oro Daylily (also known as Stella D’Oro) is a reblooming, dwarf miniature daylily with beautiful 2 3/4″ canary-yellow flowers and lightly ruffled petals. This tried-and-true standby is great for masses, borders, and restricted sites where maintenance is […]
March 25, 2010
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Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan

Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Little Goldstar’ PP22,397 Description & Overview Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan is an ultra-compact profuse bloomer, supporting as many as 80 flowers. Handles heat, humidity, cold, and drought once established. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – Variety of North American Native USDA Hardiness […]
March 22, 2010
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Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Description & Overview A monarch of the native prairie grasses! Big Bluestem forms large clumps with blue-green to silvery-blue foliage that changes to attractive shades of bronze and reddish-copper with the first frost. In late August purplish flower spikes emerge producing distinctive three-parted seed heads. A […]
March 22, 2010
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Strawberry Seduction Yarrow

Strawberry Seduction Yarrow Achillea millefolium ‘Strawberry Seduction’ PP18,401 Description & Overview Strawberry Seduction Yarrow produces large corycombs of tiny, velvet red florets with bright gold centers. This vigorous grower has an upright, vase-shaped habit with lovely, deep green foliage. It is drought tolerant once established and attracts butterflies! Core Characteristics […]
March 20, 2010
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Ames St. John’s Wort

Ames St. John’s Wort Hypericum kalmianum ‘Ames’ Description & Overview A hardy form selected at Iowa State University, Ames St. John’s Wort is a perfectly rounded shrub with masses of beautiful 1” golden yellow flowers that bloom in mid-summer. In winter, the exfoliating bark and varnished seed heads give a […]
March 12, 2010
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Northern Catalpa

Northern Catalpa Catalpa speciosa Description & Overview Northern Catalpa is a tall shade tree with large, heart-shaped leaves and gorgeous, fragrant white flowers. Long, cigar-like pods persist through winter. This tree could have been the inspiration for the story Jack and the Bean Stalk. Although it has naturalized in many […]
March 5, 2010
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Canadian Hemlock

Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Description & Overview Gracefully pyramidal in youth, Canadian Hemlock becomes pendulously pyramidal and open with age. Light yellow-green spring growth changes to a lustrous dark green, with small graceful cones held on the branches. Cooler, moister sites are best for this tree. May also be known […]
March 2, 2010
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Shawnee Brave Baldcypress

Shawnee Brave Baldcypress Taxodium distichum ‘Mickelson’ Description & Overview Shawnee Brave Baldcypress is a lofty, deciduous conifer with a slender, pyramidal habit. A stately specimen in any landscape, with nearly horizontal branches, fine-textured needles, and distinctive character. Selected by Earl Cully. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – Variety of North […]
February 24, 2010
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Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Blackhawks Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ PP27,949 Description & Overview Blackhawks Big Bluestem is an upright selection of our native Big Bluestem characterized by its vertical habit, dark green foliage with purple-red tips in late summer, and deep purple fall color. In winter, the sturdy stems turn tan. Blackhawks is […]
February 23, 2010
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Coral Drift® Rose

Coral Drift® Rose Rosa x ‘Coral Drift’ PP19,148 Description & Overview Bright coral-orange, semi-double blooms cover Coral Drift® Rose from mid-spring to mid-fall. The glossy dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. Its compact, mounding habit is great where roses are desired but space is limited. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
February 23, 2010
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Peach Drift® Rose

Peach Drift® Rose Rosa x ‘Peach Drift’ PP18,542 Description & Overview Semi-double, soft peach blooms cover Peach Drift® Rose from mid-spring to mid-fall. The glossy dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. The low, compact habit of this mounding shrub is perfect for sunny spaces needing additional color. Core Characteristics […]
February 23, 2010
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Red Drift® Rose

Red Drift® Rose Rosa x ‘Red Drift’ PP17,877 Description & Overview Red Drift® Rose produces clusters of petite, semi-double red blooms that cover this small mounding shrub from mid-spring to mid-fall. The glossy dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. With a compact habit and tidy appearance, this rose is […]
February 22, 2010
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Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Overdam Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ Description & Overview Overdam Feather Reed Grass is an upright, arching, cool season grass that produces beautifully white variegated leaves. In midsummer, delightful feathery reddish-brown flower spikes emerge maturing to golden-brown. An excellent specimen for spaces needing vertical interest. Core Characteristics Wisconsin […]
February 22, 2010
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Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Description & Overview Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass is a beautiful and versatile cool-season, clump forming grass. Its lustrous deep green foliage is strictly upright. Showy feathery plumes on erect vertical stems are followed by striking, wheat-colored seed heads that […]
February 14, 2010
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Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Hydrangea

Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA7’ PPAF Description & Overview Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Hydrangea brings a never-before-seen color to the species, with large mop-head flowers in a deep mauve-violet. The compact habit and sturdy stems keep this selection upright, reducing the need for staking. If you struggle with the […]
February 14, 2010
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Invincibelle Wee White® Hydrangea

Invincibelle Wee White® Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA5’ PPAF Description & Overview Invincibelle Wee White® Hydrangea is the first dwarf ‘Annabelle’ type hydrangea! Pure white mop-head flowers bloom from summer to fall, aging to shades of lime and pink atop sturdy stems. This shrub naturally grows as tidy, rounded mounded, and […]
February 14, 2010
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Sugar Shack® Buttonbush

Sugar Shack® Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘SMCOSS’ PP26,543 Description & Overview Sugar Shack® Buttonbush is a compact selection of our native species. Its glossy foliage emerges red in spring, maturing to green, then turning to burgundy in the fall. Unique, fragrant blooms emerge in July followed by colorful red fruit late […]
February 10, 2010
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American Beech

American Beech Fagus grandiflora Description & Overview American beech is an aristocrat of the forest! Large, stately tree with light gray, smooth bark that can resemble an elephants hide. Edible nuts are attractive to most wildlife and are produced at 2-8 year intervals. Slow growing. Climax forest tree. Core Characteristics […]
February 8, 2010
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Exclamation!™ London Planetree

Exclamation!™ London Planetree Platanus x acerifolia ‘Morton Circle’ Description & Overview A densely branched, upright pyramidal tree when young, the Exclamation!™ London Planetree develops its attractive exfoliating bark when young. Tolerant of the toughest conditions and resistant to disease, the Exclamation!™ London Planetree is a terrific choice for a fast […]
February 8, 2010
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Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry

Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ PP5,717 Description & Overview An upright, heavily branched tree, the Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry provides four season interest with its showy flowers, edible fruits, fall color and bark. A great choice for spaces requiring a smaller stature plant. Often available as a single […]
February 5, 2010
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Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides Description & Overview Quaking Aspen is a fast growing, narrow-oval to pyramidal, Wisconsin native tree with lustrous dark green foliage that shimmers in the slightest breeze. This pioneer species is quick to colonize open spaces, especially where there is bare soil. Its creamy white bark and […]
February 2, 2010
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White Fir

White Fir Abies concolor Description & Overview White Fir is an outstanding handsome, large evergreen with distinctive soft, blue-green needles. Its large cones mature to purple-brown, contrasting with the thick foliage. The best fir for the Midwest, as long as it’s planted in well-drained soil. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No […]
January 31, 2010
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White Spruce

White Spruce Picea glauca Description & Overview White Spruce is a moderately fast growing native spruce with a broad, conical form. Its needles are an attractive blue-green, contrasting with its small, brown cones. This wide-ranging species is more tolerant of poorly drained and nutrient deficient sites than other spruces, but […]