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October 8, 2010
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Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum Description & Overview Prairie Smoke is an excellent native perennial for all season interest! In spring sprays of pendulous pinkish-white flowers explode into a striking display of smoky-pink feathery plumes creating a billowy cloud of “smoke”. Its fern-like mounds of foliage remain attractive all season and […]
October 8, 2010
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Fischer Monkshood

Fischer Monkshood Aconitum fischeri Description & Overview CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous. Handle with care. The stunning, deep-blue flower spikes of Fischer Monkshood provide a beautiful, (but deadly) vertical accent to the garden. Individual blooms are helmet or hood-shaped. Attractive, deeply lobed foliage makes this plant a […]
September 19, 2010
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Green Mountain Boxwood

Green Mountain Boxwood Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ Description & Overview Green Mountain Boxwood is a pyramidal form that is a cross between English (B. sempervirens) and Korean (B. microphylla) species. The Korean parentage makes Green Mountain very cold tolerant. Unless they are planted on a very windy site or are […]
September 17, 2010
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Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum Description & Overview Katsura Tree is a first-rate landscape plant with four-season interest and a fine texture. In spring, minute inconspicuous flowers bloom just before the foliage emerges with a reddish-purple color, maturing to a cool-blue green. The heart-shaped leaves turn a spectacular display of yellow […]
September 11, 2010
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Common Hackberry

Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Description & Overview Common Hackberry, a large, vase-shaped shade tree, excels as an urban planting. It tolerates tough sites and provides interest with its wart-like bark. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 2 Mature Height: 40-60 feet Mature Spread: 40-60 feet Growth […]
August 11, 2010
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River Birch

River Birch, Black Birch, Red Birch, Water Birch Betula nigra Description & Overview Excellent for wet soil conditions. Beautiful exfoliating cinnamon-brown bark exposes the pink inner bark. Resistant to bronze birch borer. River birch is also known as Black Birch, Red Birch, and Water Birch. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes […]
August 5, 2010
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Tamarack

Tamarack Larix laricina Description & Overview A deciduous conifer, Tamarack possesses a narrow, open conical form with horizontal branching and drooping secondary branchlets. The soft, bright blue-green foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in fall. A great choice for wet sites! May also be known as Eastern Larch, American Larch, Hackmatack. […]
July 25, 2010
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Trevi Fountain Lungwort

Trevi Fountain Lungwort Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ PP13,047 Description & Overview Trevi Fountain Lungwort is an excellent low-maintenance perennial for use as a border or groundcover. Its intense blue flowers in early spring add a pop of color when few other perennials are blooming. The low foliage of Trevi Fountain shines […]
July 25, 2010
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Zagreb Coreopsis

Zagreb Coreopsis Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ Description & Overview Zagreb Coreopsis is a compact, clump forming plant with airy, thread-like bright green foliage. Daisy-like golden-yellow flowers are borne above the foliage throughout the summer. This selection is longer-lived than ‘Moonbeam’, making it a fine replacement that has a place in any […]
July 25, 2010
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Ironwood

Ironwood Ostrya virginiana Description & Overview Ironwood is a small, slow-growing pyramidal tree native to the dry understory in our local oak woods. Its small mature size is great for restricted spaces and the tree will thrive in sun or heavy shade. While it has shown promise as a street […]
July 20, 2010
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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort Hypericum kalmianum Description & Overview St. John’s Wort is a handsome dense, rounded shrub with charming blue-green foliage. Abundant bright yellow flowers bloom in summer. The stems and seedheads appear varnished in winter adding a unique texture to the landscape. May also be known as Kalm’s St. […]
July 13, 2010
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Butterflyweed

Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Description & Overview Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Pleurisy Root, Chigger Flower is a slow-to-emerge perennial bearing fragrant clusters of orange flowers which attract butterflies. The seedpods are quite ornamental. Drought tolerant once established, requiring well drained soil. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
June 25, 2010
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State Street™ Miyabe Maple

State Street™ Miyabe Maple Acer miyabei ‘Morton’ Description & Overview State Street™ Miyabe Maple has a uniform, broad-pyramidal shape with excellent branching characteristics. Thick, clean dark green foliage holds its color late in the season then rapidly turns a pleasing soft yellow in autumn. Extremely tough, State Street™ Miyabe Maple […]
June 20, 2010
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Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree

Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioica ‘Espresso’ Description & Overview The Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree is a grafted male selection, so there’s no need to worry about messy seed pods! A coarse, upright branching habit in youth, this tree shines with age. Great for urban spaces! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – […]
June 20, 2010
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Seven Son Flower

Seven Son Flower Heptacodium miconioides Description & Overview The Seven Son Flower is an upright and spreading small stature tree with beautiful dark green foliage and jasmine-like white flower clusters in late summer. In fall a spectacular show begins when the calyces turn bright red. Exfoliating tan bark reveals a […]
June 14, 2010
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Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Description & Overview Single paired 8-12″ long, 3-lobed leaves frame the unusual green and purple hooded flowers. A superb woodland plant that becomes most visible in early autumn when its striking clusters of orange-red berries appear on leafless stalks brightening up shaded recesses. Core […]
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 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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Allium ‘Summer Peek-a-Boo’

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 D’Oro Daylily

Stella D’Oro Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Stella D’Oro’ Description & Overview Stella D’Oro Daylily (also known as Stella de 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 difficult or […]
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 […]