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Where Horticulture Meets Ecologyâ„¢

WHOLESALE PRODUCT + RESOURCE GUIDE


OUR MISSION To propagate and market plants that develop the relationship between people and sustainable outdoor environments.

OUR VISION To be, in our customer’s judgment, a leader in the development and practice of sustainable horticultural systems, producing world class plant material.

OUR VALUES Working in and promoting sustainable environments while delighting our customers and providing opportunities for continuous learning.

CORPORATE OFFICE 388 North Creek Road Landenberg, PA 19350 877.ECO.PLUG (326-7584) 610.255.0100 phone 610.255.4762 fax info@northcreeknurseries.com www.northcreeknurseries.com OFFICE HOURS 8am–5pm EST Monday–Friday

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All rights reserved. No part or whole of this book may be reproduced without permission. We strive to check and double-check all information for accuracy, but please let us know if you spot an error. Items may be updated without notice.

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North Creek Legacy Plants Resource Guide ................................................3 Our Team, Get in Touch ............................................................................... 4-5 Potting Schedule, By the Season ...............................................................6-7 The Benefits of SANC, Sound IPM ................................................................ 8 Landscape PLUGSTM, Trial Gardens ................................................................9 Green Roof Resource Guide .......................................................................... 10

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Welcome Note from Steve ..............................................................................2

Perennials Collection.................................................................................11-40 Pollinator-Friendly Plants Resource Guide................................................. 41 No-mow Solutions Resource Guide ............................................................42 Grasses Collection...........................................................................................43 Carex Collection ..............................................................................................47 Erosion Control + Salt Tolerant Plants Resources Guides ....................... 50 Ferns Collection .............................................................................................. 51 Evergreen Basal Foliage Resource Guide ...................................................54 Vines Collection...............................................................................................55 Woodies Collection ........................................................................................55 Deer-resistant Plants Resource Guide ........................................................57 Groundcovers Resource Guide .................................................................... 58 Black Walnut Tolerant Plants Resource Guide .......................................... 59 How to Order, Stay Informed..................................................................60-61 How to Find Us, Shipping ....................................................................... 62-63 Rain Gardens Resource Guide ..................................................................... 64

PERENNIALS COLLECTION

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GRASSES COLLECTION

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CAREX COLLECTION

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FERNS COLLECTION

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VINES COLLECTION

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the future is bright 3

2020! When I read, or say 2020, I think of someone who has excellent eyesight—a person with excellent vision—someone who can see a great distance. At least that’s what this reminds me of. I have a hard time thinking of 2020 in terms of the calendar, as well as the fact that North Creek is approaching its 32nd year in this amazing industry!

Let’s revisit that eyesight statement for a moment and be reminded of the phrase: “Hindsight is always 20/20.” The saying means that “it’s easy to know the right thing to do after something has happened, but it’s hard to predict the future.”

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Well, I think we have all stated that at one time or another. None of us truly knows where we will end up on this adventure we call life. I am just proud that over these many years we have made sound decisions and experienced so much success in our endeavors. Life often takes a circuitous route, but when you set your mind to a task and pursue it with patience and perseverance, you tend to end up at your desired destination. As I look back over the years, I am reminded of our resolve to increase the appreciation of native plants, as well as raise awareness about just how critical native plants are to our ecosystems. When we began our journey in 1988, we experienced a fair amount of skepticism. Realistically, at the time, we did not fully understand just how important native plants were to life on this plant. Fortunately, 877.eco.plug

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over time and through education, we evolved a greater understanding of the interconnectedness between native plants and all life forms. I am thrilled to tell you that the native plant movement has arrived, it’s thriving and it is here for the long haul. PLANTS ARE NOT A LUXURY; THEY ARE A VITAL PART OF WHAT KEEPS OUR WORLD IN BALANCE. It is my privilege to present you with our 2020 catalog which showcases North Creek plants—that with time— have become industry standards. These North Creek Legacy Plants have proven staying power and continue to “stand the test of time.” As listed on the next page, these select items have been part of our product mix since the nursery opened—over 75 North Creek Legacy Plants—and a big part of what makes us the supplier we are today! We are also highlighting many new varieties that demonstrate garden worthiness through our rigorous trialing program. New has not always proven to be better, but we feel our time-tested selections offer a full complement of perennials, grasses, sedges and ferns that will make your gardens come alive. Aim high, work hard, play hard and never give up on your dreams because they do indeed come true. Thanks again for taking us along with you on your ride through time.


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EVERGREEN BASAL FOLIAGE NORTH CREEK LEGACY PLANTS Plants go in and out of fashion, which got us thinking—after 30+ years in business—which varieties have been part of ourNEED product offering since the beginning? Are we still aligned with our mission, “to propagate and market plants that INTRO TEXT develop the relationship between people and sustainable outdoor environments”? After a deep dive into the North Creek archives we were able to come up with a list of North Creek Legacy Plants—the species and cultivars that have been with us for the long haul. There is something to be said for the tried and true. Like an old friend, they conjure a smile when you see them return to the perennial border. It’s inspiring to truly feel the power of plants, and it’s our privilege to provide customers with plants in which they can rely upon, year after year. Over 75 items made the cut— nearly a quarter of what is offered on today’s availability! PERENNIALS Achillea ‘Moonshine’ Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' Amsonia hubrichtii Amsonia tab. var. salicifolia Anemone sylvestris Aquilegia canadensis Aquilegia canadensis ‘Corbett’ Asclepias incarnata Asclepias tuberosa Aster cordifolius Aster divaricatus Aster novae-angliae Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ Aster × frikartii ‘Mönch’ Asteromea mongolica Baptisia australis Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’ Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Chelone glabra Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Allen Bush’ Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ Dicentra eximia Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ Eupatorium coelestinum Eupatorium fistulosum Eupatorium hyssopifolium Eupatorium perfoliatum Eupatorium ‘Gateway’ Geranium maculatum Heuchera americana ‘Dale's Strain’ Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’ Iris cristata Iris versicolor Lobelia cardinalis Lobelia siphilitica Monarda fistulosa Packera aurea Penstemon digitalis Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Superba’ Phlox stolonifera ‘Home Fires’ Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ Polemonium reptans

Porteranthus trifoliatus Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Rudbeckia laciniata Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Autumn Sun’ Rudbeckia triloba Salvia nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ Sedum ‘Vera Jamison’ Sedum ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ Sedum telphinum ‘Autumn Joy’ Solidago graminifolia Solidago ‘Golden Fleece’ Thermopsis caroliniana Tiarella cordifolia Verbena hastata Vernonia noveboracensis Veronicastrum virginicum

GRASSES Calamagrostis brachytricha Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ Chasmanthium latifolium Panicum virgatum Schizachyrium scoparium Scirpus cyperinus Sorghastrum nutans CAREX Carex lurida VINES + WOODIES Caryopteris ‘Longwood Blue’ Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’ Lonicera sempervirens

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Great Plants Start Here!TM

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First Friday Garden Loop! 1st Friday of every month NORTH CREEK NURSERIES Display + Trial Gardens 388 North Creek Road Landenberg, PA 19350

our team

We thrive on the ability to share knowledge and experiences about the plants we propagate and land management strategies employed at nursery. With nearly three acres of display gardens, watershed management areas, and trial comparisons—and over thirty years’ experience of trial and error—North Creek is committed to being a resource for our customers, our industry, and our local community. From constructed wetlands, rain gardens, and bioswales to sideby-side comparison trials and display gardens demonstrating planting designs for erosion control and pollinator value, our living laboratory has countless opportunities for observation and education. Experience the seasonal transition of our stormwater management systems and trial gardens year-round—even while dormant, plants are still hard at work! First Friday’s at the Creek is an open garden experience occurring the first Friday of every month. Guests may tour at their own pace via our self-guided tour map and interpretive signage or be led by one of North Creek’s staff. Schedule a tour today! marketing@northcreeknurseries.com

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

NEW PRODUCTS + GARDENS

Sharon Dunfee Customer Service Team Leader sdunfee@northcreeknurseries.com

Brigitte Crawford New Products Manager brigitte@northcreeknurseries.com

Annie Acton Customer Service Representative annie@ northcreeknurseries.com

Rich Stigale Gardens Manager rich@northcreeknurseries.com

Scott Fisher Ecological Sales Representative scott@northcreeknurseries.com

OPERATIONS

SALES + MARKETING

Erin Kelly Production Manager ekelly@northcreeknurseries.com

Rob McHale Sales Manager rob@northcreeknurseries.com

Sarah McGinty Inventory Manager sarah@northcreeknurseries.com

Angela Clelan Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Sales angela@northcreeknurseries.com

Maddie Maynor Growing Operations Manager maddie@northcreeknurseries.com

Jerry Rice Midwest/Canadian Sales jerry@northcreeknurseries.com

Gordon Rowe III Special Operations gordon@northcreeknurseries.com

Carrie Wiles Marketing Manager carrie@northcreeknurseries.com

Tim McGinty General Manager + COO tim@northcreeknurseries.com

Chelsea Campbell Marketing Assistant chelsea@northcreeknurseries.com

SHIPPING + CUSTOMER PICKUP

FINANCE + BILLING

Ryan McGinty Oxford Farm Manager ryan@northcreeknurseries.com

Barbara Boys Finance + Customer Support Assistant Barbara@northcreeknurseries.com

Jody Stuart Shipping Supervisor jody@northcreeknurseries.com

Nikki Drake Controller nikki@northcreeknurseries.com

Jerry Harris Oxford Farm Assistant + Driver 484.614.8647

Steve Castorani President + CFO steve@northcreeknurseries.com

Joe Miller Driver 484.221.0682


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Our sales team is happy to discuss growing opportunities in different sizes or in larger quantities to better support the specific needs of your perennial programs. As licensed propagators for a variety of breeding networks, we have the ability to grow items currently not listed as part of the core product mix found on our availability. Custom or Contract Growing requires advance notice and approval from our production team.

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CONTRACT GROWING

For more information, as well as ordering guidelines, you can download or print a copy of our Custom Grow Request Form by following the Availability link on our website. Customer service staff is also available at 877.ECO.PLUG or sales@northcreeknurseries.com.

ORDERS CAN ALSO BE PLACED THROUGH OUR BROKER NETWORK Ball Horticultural Company 630 231-3600 // www.ballhort.com

Mid Atlantic Plant Company 800.366.0350 // www.midatlanticplant.com

BFG Supply Co. 800.883.0234 // www.bfgsupply.com

Netherland Bulb Company 800.78-TULIP // www.netherlandbulb.com

Eason Horticultural Resources 800.214.2221 // www.ehrnet.com

Perennial Market 877.766.8748 // www.perennialmarket.com

Express Seed Company 800.221.3838 // www.expressseed.com

Robin Wittman Co. Inc. 845.744.6801

Florasource, Ltd 949.498.1131 // www.florasourceltd.com

Star® Roses & Plants 800.458.6559 // www.conard-pyle.com

Fred C. Gloeckner & Company, Inc. 800.345.3787 // www.fredgloeckner.com

The Henry F. Michell Company 800.422.4678 // www.michells.com

Germania Seed Co. 800.380.4721 // www.griffins.com

The Nursery Stock Market 502.243.4718 // www.nurseryguide.com

Griffin 978.851.4346// www.griffins.com

Vaughan’s Horticulture 855.864.3300 // www.vaughans.com

Grimes Horticulture 800.241.7333 // www.grimes-hort.com

Willoway Nurseries sales@willowaynurseries.com www.willowaynurseries.com

Maryland Plants & Supplies, Inc. 800.248.2818 // www. marylandplantsandsupplies.webs.com McHutchison 800.943.2230 // www.mchutchison.com

CANADA Plant Express, Jacques Bougie (Quebec) 450.623.3026, Jacques.bougie@videotron.ca

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potting crops by season... potting schedule 6

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SPRING AND SUMMER

Achillea millefolium and cvs. Acorus americanus Agastache sp. and cvs. Alchemilla mollis ‘Auslese’ Amsonia sp. and cvs. Asarum canadense Asteromea mongolica Calamagrostis brachytricha Calamintha sp. and cvs. Carex sp. and cvs. Chrysogonum virginianum and cvs. Coreopsis sp. and cvs. Erigeron ‘Lynnnhaven Carpet’ Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ Geranium sp. and cvs. Heuchera sp. and cvs. Iris sp. and cvs. Lavandula ‘Phenomenal’ Lonicera sempervirens and cvs. Nepeta hybrids and cvs. Perovskia cvs. Phlox paniculata and cvs. Physostegia cvs. Porteranthus trifoliatus and cvs. Pycnanthemum sp. Rubus calycinoides Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida and cvs. Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’ Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ Sedum sp. and cvs. Sisyrinchium angustifolium ‘Lucerne’ Stachys ‘Helen von Stein’ Stachys ‘Silver Carpet’ Stokesia cvs. Tradescantia cvs. Zizia aurea

Adiantum pedatum Andropogon sp. Anemone sp. and cvs. Asclepias sp. and cvs. Aster sp. and cvs. Athyrium sp. and cvs. Baptisia sp. and cvs. Boltonia asteroides cvs. Bouteloua sp. and cvs. Caryopteris cvs. Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Chelone sp. and cvs. Delphinium exaltatum Dicentra eximia Dracocephalum ruyschianum ‘Blue Dragon’ Dryopteris hybrids sp. and cvs. Echinacea sp. and cvs. Elymus virginicus Eragrostis spectabilis Eryngium yuccifolium Eupatorium sp. and cvs. Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Gaura cvs. Gelsemium ‘Margarita’ Gentiana sp. and cvs. Helenium sp. and cvs. Helianthus sp. and cvs. Heliopsis sp. and cvs. Helleborus sp. and cvs. Hibiscus sp. and cvs. Hydrangea ‘Haas Halo’ Hypericum calycinum and cvs. Iris versicolor Kalimeris cvs. Liatris sp. Lobelia sp. and cvs. Matteuccia struthiopteris Muhlenbergia sp. and cvs. Oenothera sp. and cvs. Osmunda sp. Panicum sp. and cvs. Penstemon sp. and cvs. Polystichum sp. Rudbeckia fulgida ssp. and cvs. Schizachyrium scoparium and cvs. Scutellaria sp. Solidago sp. and cvs. Sorghastrum nutans

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Spigelia marilandica Sporobolus heterolepis Tricyrtis cvs. Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ Vernonia sp. and cvs. FALL Allium cernuum Antennaria plantaginifolia Aquilegia canadensis and cvs. Aruncus dioicus Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Callirhoe involucrata Caltha palustris Chasmanthium latifolium Deschampsia sp. and cvs. Dracephalum ‘Blue Dragon’ Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ Gentiana ‘True Blue’ Geum sp. Juncus sp. Leucanthemum × superbum cvs. Lupinus perennis Meehania cordata Monarda sp. and cvs. Nassella tenuissima Pachysandra procumbens Packera aurea Phlox sp. and cvs. Phlox stolonifera and cvs. Polemonium reptans and cvs. Ratibida pinnata Rudbeckia laciniata and cvs. Rudbeckia maxima Ruellia humilis Salvia nemorosa cvs. Scirpus sp. Silene sp. and cvs. Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ Stylophorum diphyllum Thalictrum rochebrunianum Thermopsis sp. and cvs. Tiarella sp. and cvs. Verbena sp. Veronica cvs. Veronicastrum sp. and cvs. Viola sp. and cvs.


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Agastache sp. and cvs. Amsonia hubrichtii Andropogon sp. Asclepias sp. Aster sp. and cvs. Asteromoea mongolica Baptisia sp. and cvs. Bouteloua sp. and cvs. Calamagrostis cvs. Calamintha cvs. Carex sp. and cvs. Caryopteris cvs. Chasmanthium latifolium Chrysogonum virginianum and cvs. Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ Dryopteris marginalis Echinacea sp. and cvs. Elymus virginicus Eupatorium sp. and cvs. Helianthus and cvs. Heliopsis and cvs. Helleborus Brandywine™ Helleborus foetidus

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Heuchera sp. and cvs. Hibiscus sp. and cvs. Juncus sp. Kalimeris cvs. Liatris spicata Monarda sp. and cvs. Nepeta cvs. Panicum sp. and cvs. Perovskia cvs. Polystichum acrostichoides Pycnanthemum sp. Rudbeckia sp. and cvs. Schizachyrium sp. and cvs. Scirpus sp. Solidago sp. and cvs. Sorghastrum nutans Vernonia sp. and cvs.

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THE BENEFITS OF SANC North Creek was recently recognized as SANC compliant, becoming the second nursery in Pennsylvania and the fifth nursery in the nation to receive this designation. The Systems Approach to Nursery Certification is a certification system based on how plants are produced rather than how plants appear at the time of a single inspection. SANC is an ongoing effort to incorporate the designated processes into existing state based certification programs to reduce pest risk and disease movement while facilitating and expediting the handling of nursery stock. What does this mean for you, our customers? An even higher level of growing practices to ensure clean, healthy plugs produced efficiently with less handling—streamlining processes on our end saves time and money on your end. A win-win!

Sound IPM North Creek is very serious about our responsibility to the habitats in which our plants will ultimately thrive. Protecting people and the environment has been our priority, and like our customers, our use of pesticides has always been a sensitive subject. In keeping with our mission, every effort is made to grow plants in the safest and most sustainable manner possible. STOP, THINK, CONNECT How are our collective actions affecting our people, affecting others including our customers, and affecting our environment? Our product mix provides food and habitat for wildlife. Our use of beneficial insects is a frontline preventative and always the first step in our Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The pillars of our IPM program include: SETTING ACTION THRESHOLDS 1. Treat only when populations cause economic damage SCOUTING & IDENTIFICATION 1. Proper pest ID is critical 2. Only the best method of treatment 3. Track pest and beneficial populations 4. Gauge the effectiveness of treatments 5. Prevention & Control PREVENTION & CONTROL 1. Identify appropriate time to take action 2. Earth-friendly methods such as nematodes, beneficial predatory insects, soft chemistry (or and natural based bio fungicides) 3. Prevent populations from reaching action threshold 4. Treatment made on case by case basis and treated according to specific issue 5. Reach a preventable level to allow beneficial to catch up

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Superior landscape solutions for customer success THE SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE PLUG™ • Custom soil blend • Tray made of 100% recycled and recyclable material • Less waste on job site—improved liner with no under tray THE HIGHEST QUALITY LANDSCAPE PLUG™ • Re-engineered tray for maximum root development and heartier crown • Root channels guide roots downward to prevent circling • Optimal root density for rapid transition to native soils • Custom grow options available—consistent quality and reliable availability

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NORTH CREEK’S GROUND-BREAKING LANDSCAPE PLUGS™

THE MOST EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE PLUG™ • Reduced labor costs—fast layout, installation, and cleanup • Reduced freight & handling costs—plants ship directly to job site on recyclable wooden racks Compliant with: ANSI Standards, Sustainable SITES™, CPC’s Code of Conduct NATIVE PLANT SOLUTIONS FOR ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES™

our living lab Spread across 3+ acres, our plant trialing program features extensive habitat and experimental plantings. By evaluating species and cultivated varieties in a variety of environments, we are able not only to educate our staff, but also make the best recommendations for your ecological plantings. It is from this living laboratory that North Creek has become the industry leader in delivering reliable plant solutions that thrive in a variety of site conditions. From wet to dry, shade to sun, salt tolerance to erosion control— we’ve got the plant community your projects need to succeed!

As your partner in ecological landscape solutions & garden worthy plants, we take our responsibility to provide customers with perennials we firmly stand behind very seriously. We are continuously learning from our living laboratory and we invite you to learn with us too! Our extensive plant research and evaluation trials afford us the opportunity to study adaptability, vigor and garden worthiness. Guided by North Creek’s New Plant Principles, we evaluate ecological, functional and aesthetic characteristics of every plant we propagate.

Only after these selections and species prove themselves to us do we offer them to our valued customers. The information we gather and provide is based upon over 25 years of real-world experience, plant trials, critical feedback from our customers and global collaborations with entities and individuals engaged in scientific research.

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EVERGREEN GREEN ROOF BASAL FOLIAGE

SHALLOW SUBSTRATE (4”)

Green space—whether urban, suburban or rural—provides NEED INTRO TEXT opportunity to experience the depth of beauty that nature has to offer. The color green symbolizes nature and the natural world, and is thought to relieve stress and aid in the healing process. Antennaria plantaginifolia Today more than half of the world’s Asarum canadense population Carex ‘Silver inhabits Sceptre’urban areas, with projections expected to trend upward. Carex amphibola The effort to ‘green our cities’ makes Carex appalachica sense. Hand in hand with urban parks, Carex dolichostachya green provide city residents 'Goldroofs Fountains' Kaga-nishiki with an improved quality of life while Carex eburnea providing a sense of emotional, Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ mental, and physical well-being. Carex flaccosperma Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue® ‘HOBB’ Carex ‘Ice Themorrowii Greatness ofDance’ Green Roofs: Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ Environmental, Economic, Carex andpensylvanica Social Benefits Carex plantaginea Carex platyphyllarunoff retention √ Stormwater Carex radiata Chrysogonum √ Longer lifevirginianum span than and cvs. roofs standard Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ √ Urban heat island mitigation Geum fragarioides Helleborus ‘Brandywine √ Reduced noise and air‘ Helleborus pollutionfoetidus Hypericum calycinum and cvs. √ Reduced building energy costs

Sedum ‘Cherry Tart’ Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’ Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’ Sedum ‘Vera Jamison’ Sedum cauticolum ‘Lidakense’ Sedum floriferum ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ Sedum reflexum Juncus sp. and cvs. ‘Blue Spruce’ Sedum Lobelia sp. rupestre and cvs. ‘Angelina’ Sedum sexangulare Lysimachia lanceolata Sedum sieboldii v. purpurea Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’ Oenothera sp. and cvs. Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ Pachysandra procumbens Sedum Packera sp.ternatum and cvs. ‘Larinem Park’ (shade) sp. and cvs. Polystichum Rubus calycinoides DEEPER SUBSTRATE Salvia sp. and cvs. (not sp. irrigated) (6-8”) Sedum and cvs.

Solidago sempervirens Achillea cvs. Stachys byzantina and cvs. Agastache sp. and cvs. Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’ Allium cernuum Asclepias tuberosa Aster ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’ Bouteloua sp. and cvs. Calamintha sp. and cvs. Callirhoe involucrata Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ Lonicera sempervirens cvs. Monarda punctata Muhlenbergia sp. and cvs. Nassella tenuissima Nepeta cvs. Oenothera fruticosa cvs. Panicum virgatum cvs.

Perovskia cvs. Ratibida sp. and cvs. Rubus calycinoides Rudbeckia triloba Ruellia humilis Schizachyrium sp. and cvs. Sedum cvs. Sorghastrum nutans Sporobolus heterolepis FAVORITE GREEN MULCH (under 12”) Antennaria plantaganifolia Asarum canadense Carex amphibola Carex pensylvanica Carex 'Ice Dance' Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet' Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Geum fragaroides Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea Pachysandra procumbens Packera aurea Packera obovata

Pump House Green Roof Garden Plant List: Baptisia australis, Eriogonum allenii ‘Little Rascal’, Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’, Perovskia ‘Blue Jean Baby’, Ratibida pinnata, Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’, Sedum assortment

√ Increased urban biodiversity √ Carbon sequestration √ A bird’s-eye view of your environment 1. Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue® ‘HOBB’, 2. Carex radiata, 3. Juncus, 4. Lobelia sp., 5. Sedum sp., 6. , 7. , 8. , 9.

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“I ONLY WENT OUT FOR A WALK AND FINALLY CONCLUDED TO STAY OUT TILL SUNDOWN, FOR GOING OUT, I FOUND, WAS REALLY GOING IN.” —JOHN MUIR Milkweed Leaf Beetle on Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

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perennials | grasses | carex | ferns | vines + woodies

About Achillea: Members of the Asteraceae family, yarrows are long-lived, trouble-free, and easy to grow. A droughttolerant perennial with flat-topped flowers and lacy foliage, yarrow is a workhorse in the garden that provides months of blooms. Foliage will remain through winter in warmer zones. Happiest in full sun with good soil drainage. Especially attractive to pollinators, yarrow can be cut back after its initial flowering to encourage a rebloom. Achillea ‘Moonshine’ yarrow A tried-and-true silver-leaved selection with broad yellow flowers topping sturdy stems. S G veg * 2-3’ | Z 3-8 | 72

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Achillea ‘Terracotta’ yarrow An Ernst Pagels introduction with pronounced silvery foliage and bright peach flowers that slowly turn to rich hues of earthy reds and oranges. S G veg * 2’ | Z 3-8 | 72 Achillea millefolium ‘Oertel’s Rose’ yarrow A strong growing rose-pink variety; flowers fade to near white atop deep green, ferny foliage. Happily puts up with the heat and humidity of the Deep South. JuneSeptember. S G veg * 12-15” | Z 3-8 | 72 Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ yarrow Intense red flowers surround golden centers. A vigorous grower that quickly forms a dense weedblocking mat. An easy and rewarding production plant. S G veg * 2-3’ | Z 3-8 | 72

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Agastache ‘Black Adder’ hyssop This Coen Jansen introduction boasts numerous vivid blue bottlebrush flowers from mid-summer to frost; habit is rounded and compact. A reliable production plant—an early pinch keeps it more compact in pots.

Alchemilla mollis ‘Auslese’ lady’s-mantle Green to bright chartreuse flowers appear in clusters above scalloped, gray-green foliage late spring through summer. A robust and vigorous selection with strong, sturdy stems and wonderfully uniform habit. Prefers cool, moist soil. A perfect floral arrangement accent! GC seed * 12-16” | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP32

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Agastache ‘Purple Haze’ hyssop Long racemes of smoky violet-blue flowers that never seem to tire. Upright habit and compact in a container with less pinching in production—one of the best hyssops available in the trade.

Agastache foeniculum anise hyssop An upright, clump-forming native with densely packed, terminal spikes of lavender purple. A highly ornamental native mint family member with fragrant foliage and exceptional drought tolerance.

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About Agastache: A group of tremendous performers hardy through at least zone 6. Hyssop is very reliable in production, pot year round. Absolutely teeming with pollinators from June to October! Prefers well-drained soil.

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About Amsonia: A strong grower and a beautiful addition to the woodland edge or a sunny border, this mounded herbaceous shrub is covered in small, star-like blue flowers in spring and summer with foliage that is attractive all season. Some species have beautiful goldenyellow foliage in the fall and for best color, site in full sun in moist, welldrained soil.

Amsonia hubrichtii threadleaf bluestar A graceful and long-lived native plant with very fine foliage and clusters of steel blue flowers in May and June on an upright, bushy plant. Excellent golden fall color. Thrives in full sun or part shade. No insect or pest problems with these babies. Found in Arkansas in 1942 by Leslie Hubricht. 72s are vegetatively propagated to maintain fine foliage. The Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year in 2011. GC veg * 3’ | Z 4-9 | 72 + LP50 Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia eastern bluestar This long-lived, clump-forming herbaceous perennial features three to four weeks of light blue, starshaped flowers in spring. Terminal flower clusters are succeeded by ornamental seed pods. Narrow, willow-shaped foliage transitions from green into attractive shades of yellow in fall. An easy-to-grow, no-fuss native perfectly suited for the perennial border. Beautiful when used en masse along the perennial border or in a fresh cut arrangement.

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prefer to be grown in part shade in moist, welldrained soils. Ensure that fall-blooming Anemones receive enough sunlight for best floral display. Seedheads create an attractive winter feature. Anemone derives from “anemos”, the Greek word for wind.

About Anemone: Legend has it that the Greek goddess Aphrodite’s tears gave life to anemones as she wept in mourning for the death of the god Adonis. Linked with anticipation, it is thought that the petals of Anemone flowers begin to close as indication that rain is approaching. Beautiful planted en masse; anemones are distinctive with their long graceful flowers held above mounds of dark green foliage. Most plants

Anemone × hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’—NEW! Japanese windflower A timeless classic—this stately, clear-white selection was made in the mid-1800s and is still beloved by the modern gardener. Effortless and reliable with a bounty of flowers come summer. Spent flowers give way to cottony clusters of playful seedheads. The Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year in 2016.

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Allium cernuum nodding onion Found on ledges, gravel, rocky, or wooded slopes, this delicate onion produces gently nodding pink flowers in late spring. Beautiful in the garden, naturalized in a meadow, or planted in an extensive (3-5” deep green roof. Easy, dependable, and very drought tolerant once established. S GC scl 12-18” | Z 3-9| LP50

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noted charm of this selection is the lovely lavender-blue accent coating the sepal exterior. Flowers from mid-summer into autumn. C veg * 18” | Z 5-8 | 50 Anemone canadensis Canadian anemone A strong growing plant that needs room to move in moist, rich soils. Clear, white single flowers from midspring into early summer. Happy in average-to-dry soils as well, it fills in beautifully around larger plants. GCseed - S GC 12-18” | Z 4-8 | 50 Anemone sylvestris snowdrop windflower Delicate nodding white flowers in spring atop lustrous green dense foliage. A low-maintenance ground cover for bright shade! GCseed GC 12-18” | Z 4-8 | 72 Anemone Fantasy™ ‘Cinderella’ PP25367—NEW! Covered in thick-petaled, baby pink blooms from mid to late summer! The seedheads look like little fluffy cotton balls, standing atop strong stems to give interest to the garden from fall into winter. This vigorous, clumping selection is a delight in the garden or mixed container.

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Anemone Fantasy™ ‘Pocahontas’ PP25352—NEW! Covered in double flowered, bubblegum pink blooms from mid to late summer! The seedheads look like little fluffy cotton balls, standing atop strong stems to give interest to the garden from fall into winter. This vigorous, clumping selection is a delight in the garden or mixed container. GCveg * 12-18” | Z 5-8 | 50

becoming an easy choice for woodland meadows. A short-lived perennial, columbine spreads readily by seed and naturalizes. A. canadensis is a key early season nectar source for native hummingbirds and at least four species of native bees.

Antennaria plantaginifolia—NEW! pussytoes We’ve fallen in love with this woolly little workhorse! The stoloniferous and mat-forming foliage has a grayish-blue cast with leaves you simply want to stroke. Early spring flowers are whitish-pink and bloom several inches above the foliage. An excellent native ground cover ready to choke out weeds. Larval host plant for the American lady butterfly. GC GCseed 6-12” | Z 3-8 | LP32

Aquilegia canadensis wild columbine Red flowers with yellow centers in April and May. Excellent shady rock garden naturalizer. Occurs naturally in rich rocky woods, slopes, cliffs, ledges, pastures, and roadside banks. S CDseed 1-3’ | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP32

About Aquilegia: Aquilegia canadensis is found throughout the Eastern United States and thrives in thin soil above granite and along gravelly hillsides to form loose colonies,

Aquilegia canadensis ‘Corbett’ A delightful show of abundant butter yellow flowers from April to May. Spotted by Richard Simon of Bluemont Nursery, Monkton, MD. Named for the nearby small town. S CDseed 12-18” | Z 3-8 | 72

Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’ dwarf wild columbine Our compact, red-stemmed selection, ‘Little Lanterns’ is short in stature with a bountiful supply of pendant-shaped flowers in shades of red and yellow. S CDseed 12-18” | Z 3-8 | 72 Aruncus dioicus goat’s beard, bride’s feathers A large, fine-textured Astilbe-like native ideally suited for averageto-moist woodland conditions. Large, creamy white, feathery plumes in early summer. CDseed - * 4-6’ | Z 5-9 | 50 Asarum canadense Canadian wildginger An attractive native ground cover for moist shade, wild ginger spreads slowly via underground rhizomes. Lustrous dark green, kidney-shaped foliage usually obscures the unique scarlet jug-like flowers. Will naturalize, incorporate into a native plant garden or woodland display. GC CDveg 6-12” | Z 4-6 | LP32

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Asclepias curassavica bloodflower, scarlet milkweed A tender perennial with small orange and gold umbels of very bright and showy flowers. Easy to grow; cut back the plant for a denser habit and more flower display. It’s a Monarch magnet!

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24-30” | Z 9-11 | 72 Asclepias incarnata swamp milkweed Adaptable to wet and dry, this native species is one of the most beautiful native perennials with its clusters of upturned pink flowers in June and July. Attracts butterflies of all kinds. Occurs in floodplains and wet meadows. GCseed 3-5’ | Z 3-9 | LP50

Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ swamp milkweed The elegant, bright white form of A. incarnata. Much underused in average garden conditions! Blooms July and August. GCseed 3-4’ | Z 3-9 | 72

Asclepias verticillata horsetail milkweed Great for massing or mixing— this widely adaptable and tough native bears delicate white flowers atop fine foliage in mid-summer. A fast-growing substitute with delicate texture similar to Amsonia hubrichtii.

Asclepias syriaca common milkweed This classic native is best known as a food source of larval monarch butterflies but it is also attractive in bloom with gloves of fragrant pink flowers in June and July, followed by lovely pods full of silky seeds in October. Occurs in open fields and roadsides east of the Rockies. G seed 2-4’ | Z 4-9 | LP50

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About Aster: In reference to the attractive flower head, the name Aster comes from the Ancient Greek word meaning star. A very popular garden plant with a wonderful array of late season color—a quick turn spring potting crop guaranteed to boost your fall sales! From A. cordifolius to A. tataricus, we’ve got you covered! Recently, the family of Asteraceae was broken into smaller genera. For the sake of ease, we refer to plants here as ‘Aster’ but note its updated specific epithet.

Asclepias tuberosa butterfly milkweed A tough, drought-tolerant native with intense orange flowers in mid to late summer. Attracts many types of bees and butterflies and is especially attractive to Monarchs. A beautiful solution for a dry, sunny slope! Combines well with wild petunia, little bluestem, and Tennessee coneflower. Occurs in dry fields and roadsides in most of the US. The Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year in 2017. S G seed 18-24” | Z 3-9 | 72 + LP50

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Aster divaricatus syn. Eurybia divaricata Produces a fairyland of glistening white small daisies in September and October. Lovely naturalized in shade; average to dry soil. Found in deciduous woods and along roadsides of the Eastern US. Blooms late August – early October. E CDseed 2-3’ | Z 3-8 | LP50 Aster divaricatus ‘Eastern Star’ syn. Eurybia divaricata ‘Eastern Star’ This selection is shorter than the species and has deep, dark shining mahogany stems and clean white flowers. Excellent ground cover for dry shade. It came our way from Canyon Creek Nursery, via Roger Rache, then of the Berkley Botanic Garden. Originally collected from coastal Rhode Island. Late August– early October. E CDveg 2-3’ | Z 3-8 | 50 Aster ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’ syn. Symphyotrichum ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’ A very low dense carpeting ground cover that is smothered with 1/2” single white flowers with gold centers in September. A good strong grower and a totally new look and use for Asters.

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A nice cultivar for deep-media green roof projects. Late August – early October. GC GCveg 6-8” | Z 5-8 | 72 + LP32 Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’ syn. Symphyotrichum leave ‘Bluebird’ Large cone-shaped clusters of violet-blue flowers with yellow centers, an inch or more across, appear over a vase-shaped clump. Perfectly clean foliage; tolerant of various soil conditions and moisture levels. Even at 4’ tall, it needs no staking in full sun. Introduced by Mt. Cuba. Blooms August – September. GCveg * E 3-4’ | Z 4-8 | 50 + LP50 Aster lateriflorus ‘Lady in Black’ syn. Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’ Deep, red-purple foliage provides a stately addition to the garden throughout the season. Smoky pink blooms in September to October.

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Aster novae-angliae syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae A reliably tough native in shades of purple to pink blooming in August and September. Wide, evergreen basal foliage supplies excellent erosion control; use in

combination with other tall meadow species. Found along roadsides, meadows, and woods edge. Prefers a tad more moisture than A. novibelgii. Begins blooming in August. S E GCseed 4-6’ | Z 3-8 | LP50 Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ syn. Symphyotrichum novaeangliae ‘Purple Dome’ A garden-worthy native from Mt. Cuba with a naturally compact habit and deep purple flowers in August and September. Should be cut back after flowering to prevent self-sowing. On average, begins blooming a few weeks later than ‘Vibrant Dome’. S E G veg 18” | Z 3-8 | 50 + LP50 Aster novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’ PP19538 syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’ Bobbie Schwartz found this treasure in a patch of ‘Purple Dome’ and she suspects her ‘Alma Pötschke’ is the other parent. The result is Alma’s brilliance with the habit of ‘Purple Dome’; slightly taller. Vibrant pink flowers cover this tidy, round aster in fall. So tight and floriferous, it could be mistaken for a mum if not for the intensity of its color. Begins blooming late August. S E G veg 18” | Z 3-8 | 50

Aster novi-belgii syn. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii Local Mid-Atlantic native of moist to wet meadows, with a mixed bouquet of blues, pinks, and whites flowers in August and September. This upland cousin of A. novae-angliae is well suited for storm water management projects on the drier side. Establishes a strong population. S E G seed 3-5’ | Z 4-8 | LP50 Aster oblongifolius ‘October Skies’ syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’ The shorter, bushier, bluer sibling of ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ with an equivalent bloom time. A low mound of bushy foliage with excellent ground cover potential; highly tolerant of drought and poor soils. GC G veg 18” | Z 5-8 | 72+ LP50 Aster oblongifolius ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite Medium blue, fine textured single ray flowers in September and October; aromatic foliage. Irresistible—a really tremendous plant. Introduced by Holbrook Farm. A. oblongifolius is found on calcareous hillsides, cliffs. This is one of the latest blooming

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Aster tataricus ‘Jindai’ tatarian daisy A shorter form of the species; clusters of sky blue single flowers top deep green leaves in a basal clump. This vigorous, stoloniferous plant won’t be a problem child! Found in Jindai Park in Tokyo by author and consultant, Rick Darke, and Skip March of the U.S. National Arboretum. The latest blooming Aster we grow—lasting well into October. GCveg * 3-5’ | Z 4-8 | LP32 Aster ‘Wood’s Blue’ Perfectly clean foliage, single, clear medium blue flowers with gold centers, 12”. August – early October. A compact container plant or front of the garden feature. Wood’s Asters have a rounded pot presentation like that of the fall mum crop and they are easy to grow, maintain, and sell! From the breeding program of the late Ed Wood of Portland, OR. G veg 12-15” | Z 5-8 | 72

Aster ‘Wood’s Pink’ Virtually mildew and rust free. Compact and floriferous, a wonderful container plant. Clear pink flowers with gold centers blooming August – early October. Wood’s Asters have a pot presentation like that of a fall mum crop and they are easy to grow, maintain, and sell! G veg 12-18” | Z 5-8 | 72

About Baptisia: If you are counting on spring retail color, wild indigo is best potted before midJuly. All varieties are sold in trays of LP50 and ship only in active growth. For reliable over wintering, especially with vegetative cultivars, it is critical to have a wellrooted plant going into the winter season—early potting is essential.

Aster ‘Wood’s Purple’ Clear purple flowers cover the foliage from August – early October. Highly resistant to mildew and rust. Wood’s Asters have a pot presentation like that of the fall mum crop and they are easy to grow, maintain, and sell! G veg 12” | Z 5-8 | 72

Baptisia australis false blue indigo Add early season color to your meadow or perennial border. Fantastic compound foliage with blue pea-shaped flower spikes in May and early June. Native to open woods, riverbanks, and sandy floodplains. Fixes nitrogen and grows easily in average, well-drained soil. Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year in 2010. S * GCseed 3-4’ | Z 4-8 | LP50

Asteromea mongolica syn. Kalimeris pinnatifida ‘Hortensis’ Tough and easy to grow, this enchanting aster cousin is covered in hundreds of double white daisies from mid-summer to frost. Undemanding by nature, it is ideal for most any sunny garden spot and is a great container plant. Fantastic in flower arrangements too! GCveg * 2-3’ | Z 4-8 | 72

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’ wild indigo Elegant spikes of creamy yellow blooms grace tidy blue-green foliage in early summer. Longblooming and tough, a dazzling addition to the native plant palette. A hybrid of B. sphaerocarpa and B. alba, found by Rob Gardener of NC Botanical Gardens. GCveg * 3’ | Z 4-8 | LP50 Baptisia ‘Ivory Towers’ PP26827—NEW! false indigo A new introduction from Tony Avent, Baptisia ‘Ivory Towers’ is a spectacle to behold! Its performance begins with unique, gray-purple emerging stems, followed by tall wands of pure white inflorescences held high above the foliage. A vigorous selection with an upright and dense canopy, and three week bloom period. Believed to be a spontaneous seedling between B. alba and perhaps B. albescens. GCveg * 4-5’ | Z 4-9 | LP50 Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ wild indigo Discovered by Rob Gardener of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens and introduced by Niche Gardens and introduced by Niche Gardens of Chapel Hill, NC. Apparently a chance hybrid of B. australis and

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A great alternative to baby’s breath that is longer-lived and honestly, better smelling. Blooms from June to October. Thrives in average to dry locations. G veg 1-2’ | Z 5-9 | 72

B. alba, this has the charcoal-gray stems of B. alba and the blue color from B. australis, although it is purpler. It is a good and vigorous grower and destined to be very treasured. Full sun is best for dramatic flowering and performance. GCveg * 3’ | Z 4-8 | LP50

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta lesser calamint Airy plumes with numerous small, pale blue flowers over mint-scented, oregano-like foliage blooming June through October. Great in rock walls or as light-textured filler in container plantings. It likes good drainage, but handles garden soil well. The flowers resemble a small, light blue Heuchera when in bloom—which seems to be all of the time. G veg 12-15” | Z 5-9 | 72

Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screaming Yellow’ A riot of yellow in late spring– early summer! Larry Loman of Ridgecrest Nursery in Wynne, Arkansas selected this brilliant yellow-gold Baptisia for the bodacious and profuse flower display; deep green foliage and compact, rounded habit. Order early—this one is a hit! GCveg * 2-3’ | Z 5-8 | LP50

Callirhoe involucrata wine cups, purple poppymallow Electric purple flowers explode over low growing foliage from July to early September. Let it drape over stone walls, creep between stones, or scramble between perennials. The way the deeply dissected dark green foliage spreads, it resembles ivy. It is tap-rooted and can be difficult in containers if not well spaced. This Midwest native requires full sun and good drainage. Seeds freely in a good way! G seed 6-8” | Z 5-9 | LP50

Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’ white doll’s daisy, false aster Lacy white daisies top long stems and cover fine-textured silver-blue foliage in late summer and early summer. An undemanding native plant that is surprisingly tolerant of both drought and flood. GCveg * 4-5’ | Z 4-8 | 50 Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa ‘White Cloud’ lesser calamint Bright white flowers are larger and showier than the straight species.

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Callisia rosea ‘Morning Grace’ Piedmont roseling Thin, linear leaves create a graceful garden stature and remain a clean, medium green throughout the growing season. Petite three-petaled, rose-pink flowers are accented by attractive gold stamens. A very long bloom period and attractive to pollinators.

GCveg 8-10” | Z 6(5 -10 | 50 Caltha palustris marsh marigold In early spring, this woodland plant can be found with hundreds of bright yellow buttercup flowers dotting a green carpet of shiny cordate foliage. Native to northern states and Canada, this little beauty is at home at a pond’s edge or along a stream. Clumping by nature but can seed in to form a dense ground cover in a consistently moist site. Unpalatable to deer! E GCseed 8-12” | Z 3-7 | LP50 Ceratostigma plumbaginoides plumbago, leadwort Brilliant blue flowers with striking red calyces cover bright green foliage from mid-summer to fall when the leaves turn deep red. A wonderful full-sun ground cover; it is a great choice for beds of spring bulbs because it emerges late, as the bulb foliage declines. Ceratostigma will

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Chelone glabra turtlehead Spikes of elegant white flowers top shiny green foliage in late summer and early fall. Native to moist meadows, stream banks, and swamps. Favorite breeding site for the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly. GCveg * 2-4’ | Z 4-8 | 50 + LP50 Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ turtlehead Bronze-green early season growth transforms to lustrous, deep green foliage topped in August and September with brilliant rose-pink turtlehead-shaped flowers. Red stems persist through most of the season. GCveg * 2-3’ | Z 4-7 | 72 + LP50 Chelone obliqua Tiny Tortuga™ PP25350 turtlehead Good things do come in small packages! The floriferous, pintsized presence of Tiny Tortuga is a quick turn for 1-gallon retail programs with undoubted garden worthiness. Summer flowering; the hot pink blooms are a favorite of butterflies. Very compact, slow to spread, and disease resistant. GCveg * 18-24” | Z 4-9 | 72

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blooms dot the deep green foliage from April to June and again as it temperatures cool in September and October. A fantastic production plant known for both its flower and foliage, a naturally occurring Chrysogonum found by Andre Viette of Viette Farm and Nursery.

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About Coreopsis: We’re confident you and your customers will have great success with our product mix—all the best tried-and-true varieties mixed with the top-rated performers from Mt. Cuba’s Coreopsis trials including ‘Gilded Lace’ and ‘Gold Standard’.

Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’ PP18789 tickseed From Itsaul Plants, this stunning little guy always seems to be in bloom. A top seller in the market, this cross between ‘Zamphir’ and ‘Early Sunrise’ has broader fluted petals, a compact habit and an extended flowering season. Responds beautifully to cutting back but will rebloom without it. GCveg * 12-18” | Z 5-10 | 72

Coreopsis ‘Crème Brûlée’ PP16096 A more vigorous version of C. ‘Moonbeam’ that fills in faster in spring and has larger flowers that occur all along the stems rather than just above the foliage, lending a fuller overall appearance. We’ve had excellent winter survival with this plant.

Coreopsis ‘Sienna Sunset’ PP20470 tickseed Blooming repeatedly from early summer through fall, ‘Sienna Sunset’ puts on a show as a host of light orange flowers decorate the front of the sunny perennial border. The sunset takes effect as the flowers fade to a rich salmon tone as the season progresses. Arching habit on finely textured, medium green foliage. Hard shearing promotes rebloom. G veg -, , , * 16-20” | Z 5-9 | 72

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Coreopsis ‘Gilded Lace’ tickseed Another knockout as seen in the Mt. Cuba trials, the entire plant is covered in blooms from end to end during late summer through fall. Unique lacey, fern-like foliage is mildew resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. A Peter Heus selection brought to market by Plants Nouveau. G veg 4-5’ | Z 5-9 | LP50

Coreopsis palustris ‘Summer Sunshine’ swamp tickseed Awarded 5 stars from Mt. Cuba Center Coreopsis trials as the MOST disease resistant tickseed. Vigorous mounds of foliage reach up to a sturdy 30” in height with a bright

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About Chyrsogonum: Originally hailing from the Piedmont and coastal plains, Chrysogonum virginianum, or green and gold, is a lowgrowing mat-forming perennial. A perfect plant to edge along woodland garden paths, it has its main bloom in mid-spring and then sporadic blooming all the way through autumn. Performing best with some level of benign neglect in bright shade or part shade situations, it likes moist, welldrained situations as well as drier ones. Each of the varieties we’ve selected are wonderful performers from the straight species to the production ease of ‘Allen Bush’ and the flower power of ‘Superstar’.

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and sunny end-of-summer bloom that lasts a full 6 weeks. The latest blooming Coreopsis we offer, September and sometimes going into October. C. palustris is slower to spread and can tolerate wet roots for extended periods. G veg 3-4’ | Z 6-9 | LP50 Coreopsis Permathread™ ‘Red Satin’ PP25736 A superior selection for its sturdy upright stems, fine threadleaf foliage and deep wine-red flowers that do not become “frosted” in the heat. Sterile flowers bloom all summer; cutting back will encourage rebloom until frost. Beautiful in the perennial garden or as a special accent. A selection from Darrell Probst that is not to be overlooked! G veg 15-18” | Z 5-9 | 72 Coreopsis pubescens ‘Sunshine Superman’ star tickseed A North Creek original, this selection of C. pubescens blooms nonstop from mid-summer until October here with saucer-like flowers over low-spreading, slightly fuzzy foliage. A self-sowing plant where happy. Likes hot, bright, well-drained spots but it is not fussy at all. A great, easy native plant for sun or part-shade! GC G seed 12-18” | Z 5-9 | 72

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Coreopsis tripteris ‘Gold Standard’ tall tickseed North Creek is thrilled to introduce this fabulous Mt. Cuba Center selection! ‘Gold Standard’ shows better garden performance than the straight species; it is approximately 1’ shorter and blooms for an additional 6 weeks. Flowers borne on shorter, secondary growth distribute the floral display throughout the entire habit. G veg 5-6’ | Z 3-8 | LP32

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Coreopsis verticillata whorled tickseed A charming and tough landscape solution! This hardy native species is vigorous, and very easy to grow. Great in combination with grasses or in a mid-height meadow. Bright yellow flowers from late May to early August and often later. Taller than ‘Zagreb’ and ‘Moonbeam’. GCveg * 18-24” | Z 5-8 | LP50

Delphinium exaltatum tall larkspur A blue-flowered Delphinium for bright shade, native to woodland glades from Alabama to Pennsylvania. Ours came to us thanks to the generosity of the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio. Spikes of spurred blue flowers top 3-6’ stems in July. Prefers average to rich soil. CDseed * 3-6’ | Z 5-8 | 50

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ whorled tickseed Glowing lemon-yellow flowers cover thread-like deep green foliage, June through September. A wellloved perennial and Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year for 1992. Always available in early spring and often sold as a spring

Dicentra eximia wild bleeding heart Delicate pink flowers on arching stems from April to September. A tremendous performer, easily self sows where happy. Prefers fertile, light soil. Great naturalizer in shady rock gardens. Found in the woods from Vermont to Georgia. CDseed 8-12” | Z 4-8 | LP32

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Dracocephalum ruyschianum ‘Blue Dragon’ dragonhead Our own selection of this species has dark blue snapdragon flowers covering a low thick mound of fine rosemary-like foliage in early summer. Compact in a container and very easy to grow—just treat it as you would a Dianthus. It has been reliably hardy in Landenberg through rain and drought for years! Needs good drainage.

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About Echinacea: No perennial border is complete without coneflowers! A goldfinch and songbird favorite, the bright color and architectural quality of Echinacea make it a hit in any sunny border. Our trialing program allows us to see how our product mix measures up to the unrelenting rush of new cultivars making waves in the market. We offer a colorful array of new seed introductions from Jelitto Perennial Seeds as well as many time-tested varieties.

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Echinacea paradoxa yellow purple coneflower Relatively rare in the wild and in cultivation, this coneflower is stunning in mid-summer with its bright pure yellow flowers that consist of drooping petals surrounding a soft brown cone. Goldfinches devour the seeds in the garden. A yellow flowering purple coneflower—thus the paradox! Native to the Ozark Mountains and surrounding area. GCseed * 2-3’ | Z 5-9 | LP50 Echinacea purpurea PowWow® White Lend a classic look to your garden with PowWow® White’s graceful, downward arching and bright white

ray petals surrounded by bright yellow cones. This spectacular variety is extremely well-branched for profuse blooms and summerto-frost flower power! Amazing in a sunny perennial border or wildlife garden. Easy to grow and very adaptable to heat, humidity, drought and poor soils. S GCseed 20-24” | Z 4-10 | 72

well-drained soils. Very drought resistant. S GCseed 2-3’ | Z 4-9 | LP50 Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Twister’—NEW! A new release from Jelitto Perennial Seeds, ‘Green Twister’ is a compact, sturdy plant with horizontal facing petals that change in color from edges of lemon green to a bright carmine red center, colors vary by flower and give a pleasing range of color pattern. Quite a floral display from summer through autumn. S GCseed 2-3’ | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP32

Echinacea purpurea PowWow® Wild Berry Up the WOW factor in your garden with PowWow® Wild Berry, a 2010 All-America Selection award winner! This spectacular variety is extremely well-branched for profuse blooms and flower power summer to frost. Brilliant rose-purple flowers retain color longer without fading and will bloom without the need for deadheading. Amazing in a sunny perennial border or wildlife garden. Easy to grow and very adaptable to heat, humidity, drought or poor soils. S GCseed 20-24” | Z 4-10 | 72+ LP32

Echinacea purpurea ‘Mellow Yellows’—NEW! A beautiful and long-lasting coneflower, ‘Mellow Yellows’ is a Jelitto seed introduction that ranges from light yellow to the deepest golden with bright orange centers. Flowering in its first season, this sturdy and reliable plant is an excellent cut flower and a great source of nectar and seed to pollinators and wildlife. S GCseed 2-3’ | Z 4-9 | 72 + LP32

Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower The poster child for native plants! One of the great butterfly magnets, purple coneflower has a bright golden disc with long-lasting lavender-pink ray petals. It is easily grown in average to dry,

Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ Named by Klaus Jelitto for Swedish nurseryman Magnus Nilsson, who carefully selected Echinacea for ten years, searching for fine form, dark

hue, and very horizontal petals. You’re looking at the result of that exhaustive work. Prominent dark orange discs are surrounded by reddish-pink ray petals throughout summer. The Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year for 1998. S GCseed 2-3’ | Z 3-9 | 72 Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Star’ A European seed cultivar with exceptionally large flat-topped flowers that are a deeper purplepink than most others. A further improvement on ‘Magnus’, reaching 2-3’ in the landscape. S GC/scl 2-3’ | Z 4-8 | 72 + LP50 Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ Beautiful, pure white flowers attract butterflies and birds from June to September. Adaptable coneflower that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soil. S GC/scl 2-3’ | Z 4-8 | 72 Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet‘ This outstanding form of E. pulchellus was selected for its relatively large gray-green pubescent foliage, dense mat-forming habit, and astonishing ability to thrive in a wide range of challenging conditions. In early May, individual flower stalks give rise to lightly

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Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ A 2013 All-America Selection award winner, and for good reason—they’re durable, easy to grow and gorgeous! A delightful mix of colors from rich purples, pinks, reds, and oranges to lighter yellows, creams, and whites makes a bold statement in a perennial border, butterfly garden or patio container. Drought tolerant and low maintenance, these coneflowers do not require deadheading to maintain their flower power! The spent blooms turn to seeds, providing winter food for songbirds and architectural interest. GCseed * 24-30” | Z 4-10 | 72 + LP32

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tinted lavender flowers with a yellow inner eye. Foliage remains less than 6” and forms a tight ground cover, while flowering stems top out at just over a foot tall. Originally found growing on the 27-acre property of Clarice Keeling of Virginia Beach, VA. ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’ was named after Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven River by plantsman Charles Cresson. GC GCDveg 6-12” | Z 5(4 -9 | LP32 Eryngium yuccifolium rattlesnake master A unique and eye-catching plant for a dry, sunny site. Slightly spiny leaves are arranged in a rosette that resembles Yucca. Flower stems shoot skyward in summer and are topped with thistle-like bluish-silver flower. An architectural addition to the perennial border or meadow. Found in moist and dry sandy soils in open woods, fields, or prairies from Virginia to Minnesota, south to Texas and Florida. A songbird’s favorite snack.

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About Eupatorium: From mesic-moist meadows to dry coastal landscapes, this genus runs the gamut. The diminutive stature of ‘Little Joe’ works well for small gardens and containers

while the mahogany foliage of ‘Chocolate’ provides wonderful texture in the shade garden. Species of Joe Pye weed in our Landscape PlugTM line establish quickly, provide erosion control, and are salttolerant. See descriptions for details—we will only ship these plants in active growth. The botanists were at it again! Eupatorium is in the Asteraceae family and was recently re-categorized. For the sake of ease, we refer to plants here as ‘Eupatorium’ but note its updated specific epithet. Eupatorium ‘Phantom’ PP18354 This short and sweet dwarf variety is fantastic for use in perennial borders, rain gardens, and mixed containers with its shorter stature and upright habit. Attractive domeshaped clusters of tiny, rosy-purple blooms are a favorite of butterflies, lasting from mid-summer to fall before turning into tufts of seedheads. Clump-forming with coarse leaves on sturdy stems. GCveg * E 48-54” | Z 4-8 | LP32

Eupatorium coelestinum syn. Conoclinium coelestinum A haze of blue flowers in September and October on attractive, dark 3’ tall red stems. Works well as a cut flower, naturalizes easily, provides excellent erosion control capacity, and a great ground cover species for a mid-height meadow. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Can be aggressive in the Southern garden. Works in full sun with adequate moisture. E GCDveg 2-3’ | Z 6-11 | LP50

Eupatorium hyssopifolium hyssopleaf thoroughwort A dry meadow and sandy field native with white flowers and very fine-textured foliage, great for dry sandy soils. Flat-topped clusters of white fringed flowers have the overall appearance of clouds—very attractive and often underutilized. Wonderful as a late summer texture plant with Rudbeckia, Schizachryium, Solidago, and other field dwellers. S E GCveg 2-3’ | Z 4-8 | LP50

Eupatorium dubium ‘Little Joe’ PP16122 syn. Eutrochium dubium ‘Little Joe’ Selected by Steve Lighty while at The Conrad-Pyle Co., this diminutive Joe Pye has the vivid color of ‘Gateway’ at a height more suitable for small gardens. Compact in a container. E GCveg 4-5’ | Z 5-9 | LP32

Eupatorium perfoliatum common boneset White-topped flowers over deep green foliage from late summer to early fall. Tolerant of both wet and dry soils. Commonly found at wood’s edge, along paths, and in moist meadows.

Eupatorium fistulosum syn. Eutrochium fistulosum A highly functional, long-lived species bearing gigantic rounded mauvepink flower heads July –Sept. Ideal species for mesic to moist meadows or stormwater management plantings. Plays well with taller companions Aster and Helianthus. Irresistible to pollinators. E GCseed 5-8’ | Z 4-8 | LP50

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A vigorous ground cover in average to dry conditions. GCveg GC 6-8” | Z 3-8 | 50

Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae wood spurge An evergreen plant that is excellent in sun or shade. A carefree, slowly spreading ground cover with shiny, deep green, leathery leaves. Yellow green disk-like bracts back tiny yellow flowers in late spring. Looks fantastic in a pot and in the garden. Perfect for dry shade—unbeatable! GC GCDveg 12-18” | Z 5-7 | 50

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ bee blossom Wine-red buds opening to rose-pink flowers with white stamens from June – October. A shorter statured, quick finish variety with darker foliage. A Siskiyou Nursery introduction.

Fragaria ‘Lipstick‘ ornamental strawberry An ornamental strawberry with mounds of luscious dark green foliage, deep rose red flowers, appearing in April to June, then again in fall.

About Geranium: This genus of over 400 species of plants generally hail from temperate regions around the world with access to bright light, average soil, and good drainage. A wonderful perennial for the edge of the border, Geranium provide months of bloom coupled with a rounded, compact habit. We’ve selected some of the brightest and best Geranium with the longest season of flowering and easiest of care.

Gaura lindheimeri Rosyjane® ‘Harrosy’ PP22290 Clear white, 4-petaled flowers with a candy-pink picotee. Flowers bloom along tall, flexible stems throughout summer. Open, vaseshaped habit; quite tolerant of heat, humidity, and some drought once established. Requires welldrained soil. GCveg 18-24” | Z 5-9 | 72

Geranium ‘Azure Rush’ PP22684—NEW! ‘Azure Rush’ is low, tidy, and gently fills an area with its fragrant foliage. ‘Azure Rush’ is generously covered with light blue 2.5 inch blooms. Everything that you have come to love and anticipate from ‘Rozanne’ is true + improved by her lighter blue daughter. GCveg GC 14-16” | Z 5-8 | 50

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Gentiana ‘True Blue’ PP20433 bottle gentian From hybridizer Darrel Probst, we are delighted to offer ‘True Blue’. Large, 2-inch bright blue flowers are present mid-summer into early autumn. Semi-glossy, medium green foliage is arranged oppositely along sturdy, well-branched stems. Happiest in average garden soil with sufficient moisture. GCveg 15-20” | Z 3-9 | 50

Geranium ‘Rozanne’ PP12175 This is an easy, carefree geranium from Must Have Perennials®; a strong grower with a sprawling, everblooming habit. The finely cut foliage is accented by large blue-purple flowers with pale blue eyes which cover the plant from early summer to frost. Most prolific in full sun, but requires more moisture there. ‘Rozanne’ is a naturally occurring sterile hybrid of G. himalayense and G. wallichianum ‘Buxton’s Variety’. Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year in 2008. GCveg GC 10-20” | Z 5-8 | 50 Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’ white bigroot geranium Abundant pure white, cup-shaped blooms rest gracefully above mounds of deeply divided, dark green foliage. Flowering May – August. Low-maintenance ground cover happiest in rich, moist to well-drained soil; light supplemental irrigation required during dry spells. GCveg 8-12” | Z 4-8 | 50

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Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’ syn. Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’ Mahogany purple leaves with deep shiny purple stems make a wonderful contrast to clusters of bright white flowers in September and October. A shade native though it is quite tolerant of full sun with adequate moisture. Perfect for late season bloom in a woodland garden. Be careful—this plant is toxic if consumed by humans and animals. Selection introduced by Dr. Richard Lighty. GCDveg 3-4’ | Z 4-8 | 50

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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’ bigroot geranium A spring and summer show of magenta-pink flowers blanket sprawling, aromatic sweeps of palmately divided foliage. Thick rhizomes and stout stems expand into a dense ground cover and guarantee this hardy geranium’s survivor status. Leaves acquire a reddish tinge in the fall. GCveg GC 8-12” | Z 3-8 | 50 Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’ bigroot geranium A great groundcover geranium, this selection has been working hard in gardens since 1929. Tried-and-true in the garden for over 90 years with light pink flowers and dark sepals. Tolerates bright shade and drier soils. Order early, it sells out fast! GCveg GC 12-18” | Z 4-8 | 50 Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ Cambridge geranium A wonderful landscape groundcover for part sun or sun featuring white flowers with light pink veins and stamens. Red to orange fall color is outstanding. Easy plants for shade or bright edge conditions. A naturally occurring hybrid discovered in the Biokova Mountains in Croatia.

The Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year in 2015. GCveg GC 6-8” | Z 4-8 | 50

edges, and roadsides throughout the Eastern US. GC CDveg 8-12” | Z 4-8 | LP32

Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’ Cambridge geranium Hundreds of spring blooming carmine-rose flowers quickly form a respectable carpet atop low-growing foliage. Great bright orange to red fall color. GCveg GC 10-12” | Z 4-8 | 50

Geum fragarioides syn. Waldsteinia fragarioides Appalachian barren strawberry Emerging late spring, the 5-petaled, golden yellow flowers create a striking contrast above lush, evergreen foliage. Basal leaves are trifoliate with toothed margins. Indigenous to the Eastern US, this low-growing, strawberrylike perennial spreads via rhizomes just below the soil surface and is commonly found along riverbanks. This multi-season ground cover makes a terrific native substitute for Hedera and Vinca. A tough garden performer, use along the native performer, rock garden, planted below woodies and shrubs, and in a naturalized area.

Geranium maculatum wild geranium, American cranesbill This great woodland native is easy to grow in most shady spots. It flowers in spring with pink or lavender blooms. Found in open woods, clearings, wood edges, and roadsides throughout the Eastern US. GC CDveg 8-12” | Z 4-8 | LP32 Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ wild geranium, cranesbill A gift from our very own backyard—a selection from the woods of Landenberg! Pale lavender-pink flowers over very attractive coppermocha foliage. A bold new look for our native cranesbill, useful for ground cover or shade garden feature plant. G. maculatum is found in open woods, clearings, wood

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About Helenium: Eastern US natives that are attractive to butterflies and cut flower enthusiasts alike! Brightly colored corymbs carry an arsenal of flower power in full sun and moist soil.

Easy to grow and ideal for spring and summer potting. Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ PP15124 Jazz up the garden with a festival of multicolored blooms in midto-late summer. Chestnut cones are surrounded by yellow petals splashed with bright orange and streaked with red. Gorgeous in a pot! Heat resistant in the Florida sun, great as a cut flower with its long sturdy stems and long vase life. An early pinch back helps promote branching. G veg * 36-40” | Z 4-8 | 50 Helenium autumnale common sneezeweed Our local native with single yellow ray and disc flowers often tinged orange or mahogany. Stout, branching stems in late summer. A good upland or floodplain meadow plant—needs support from sturdy companion species. Found in moist fields, along river banks and in alluvial thickets. Heleniums are naturally resistant to deer and rabbits.

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Helenium flexuosum ‘Tiny Dancer’ purple-headed sneezeweed This great floriferous and low-growing native is very attractive and was introduced to us by Jeanne Frett at the Mt. Cuba Center for the study of Piedmont Flora. Delightful brown spherical cones are surrounded by a flowing fringe of bright yellow reflexed petals looking like hundreds of yellow-skirted dancers in motion atop a compact, bushy plant. Tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. Blooms from mid-to-late summer. Native from Massachusetts to Florida. G seed * 18-24” | Z 4-10 | 50

About Helianthus: One of the most recognized genera in the family Asteraceae; sunflowers brighten up the summer and autumn landscape. From the height and bright yellow of ‘Lemon Queen’ to the golden and short ‘Low

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Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ sunflower A free flowering plant to brighten up the mid and late summer garden. Covered in intense light yellow single 2-3” flowers from July until September. An irresistible butterfly plant. G veg * 6-8’ | Z 4-9 | LP32

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Helianthus salicifolius ‘First Light’ PP13150 willowleaf sunflower, swamp sunflower An explosion of golden yellow flowers in combination with its manageable height makes ‘First Light’ the first choice. Dark green, fuzzy clumps of linear foliage produce spikes of flowers from September through October upon upright, sturdy stems. A wonderful source of color late in the season—hats off to Keith Hammett!

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About Helleborus: Harbingers of spring, hellebores bloom for weeks in late winter while the rest of the garden is still

sleeping. Enjoyable to grow because of their stunning floral display in single and double flowering varieties, they're also low-maintenance, free of disease and pests, and left alone by deer. After a simple cut-back of the previous year’s foliage, you’ll enjoy the beautiful assortment of colors offered in our collections. Transform the winter landscape from bleak to chic with David Culp’s unrivaled Brandywine™ mix or try the Wedding Party® and Honeymoon® Series from Walter’s Gardens! Helleborus Brandywine™ Lenten rose We are delighted to have introduced this magnificent series from Hellebore breeder David Culp! This superior seed strain boasts beautiful dark reds, spotted pinks, picotees and apricots, along with doubles and anemones. A keen eye, hand pollination, and years of careful selection mean beautiful plants for your customers!

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Selected for dense, compact, and tidy habit, ‘Salsa’ starts red and gently ages to a mix of orange and yellow. Late season appeal. Best in full sun and average-to-moist, welldrained soil. G veg * 16-20” | Z 3-9 | 50

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dance of blooms. From black and mauve-purple, to crisp hues of white, yellow, and pink—you’ll definitely want to say yes!

Helleborus foetidus bearsfoot hellebore Intriguing finely cut, leathery dark green foliage makes an interesting, nearly evergreen ground cover for average to dry shade. Numerous chartreuse bell-like flowers, often rimmed in red, are held above the leaves in late winter. One of the first bloomers of spring! GCDseed 12-18” | Z 4-8 | LP32

Helleborus × nigercors ‘Emma’ PP21126—NEW! Lenten rose This is a beautiful early-blooming introduction from noted hellebore breeder Het Wilgenbroek. Helleborus ‘Emma’ is a very floriferous selection with large white, outward facing flowers that age to a grayish-pink. Blooming December to May atop dark green foliage with lighter green venation. A nigercors hybrid, very hardy in northern climates. CDveg * 10-12” | Z 4-9 | LP32

Helleborus HONEYMOON® Series—NEW! From Walters Gardens, this lovely single-flowering series was developed by distinguished hybridizer Hans Hansen—selecting for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays, and rich flower colors. Colors in the mix include apricot, black, mauve purple, white, yellow, wine red, and pink. Choose your favorite and brighten up the winter landscape! Helleborus WEDDING PARTY® Series—NEW! Another standout series from Walters Gardens and breeding effort of Hans Hansen—the Wedding Party® series is a vibrant assortment of vigorous, doubleflowering selections with an abun-

Helleborus ‘Victoria’ PP27968—NEW! Lenten rose A part of the Joie de Vivre (ViV) Collection from noted Belgian plant breeder Het Wilgenbroek. A durable and long-blooming selection specifically bred to begin blooming in the fall and withstand full sun. Masses of purple flowers blooming September into April—unusual and resilient! CDveg * 8-12” | Z 4-9 | LP32

About Heuchera: Our rigorous trialing program allows us to firmly stand behind the wide array of colors, textures, and mottled foliage in our alumroot collection. Happiest in moist, well-drained soil in bright shade, but will grow with consistent moisture; ethereal flowers bloom spring and fall. Pot year round. Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ PP17934 alumroot, coral bells A top-selling and strong growing alumroot with incredible pot presentation. A happy accident in the production of ‘Caramel’, ‘Citronelle’ channels the vigor of H. villosa into bright chartreuse foliage for shade.

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Heuchera macrorhiza ‘Autumn Bride’ alumroot, coral bells Fuzzy chartreuse to lime green, nearly evergreen foliage graced in September with fountains of pure white flowers, continuing until frost. A very easy-care plant tolerant of dry shade and a wide variety of conditions. Happiest in medium to bright shade. A tough and exciting meat-and-potatoes ground cover that doubles as a cut flower! Named and introduced by Bluemont Nurseries, Monkton, MD.

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Hibiscus moscheutos swamp rosemallow Graceful pale pink to white 3-4” flowers from August to September. Cordate foliage is grayish-green with white underside. Grows in wet to inundated conditions and tolerant of brackish water. Emerges late but stands its ground in a stormwater management planting. Not an anchor species but definitely icing on the cake, especially planted en masse. In the wild, it can be found in ditches, swamps, marshes, and shallow standing water. S E GCseed 3-7’ | Z 5-8 | LP50

Heuchera villosa ‘Caramel’ PP16560 Bred by Thierry Delabroye, the emerging foliage of ‘Caramel’ has a glowing apricot hue fading to soft amber in summer. Fall color is an intense salmon red. Its lobed fuzzy foliage typical of H. villosa stays clean. An Eastern US native species that is plenty hardy and unsurpassed for longevity, even in the prolonged heat and humidity of the South. Long panicles of creamy white flowers in late summer. Decidedly popular and still one of the best alumroots on the market. CDveg 12-18” | Z 4-9 | 72

Hypericum calycinum Aaron’s beard, St. John’s wort A widely used attractive evergreen ground cover, deep green, oval leaves and 2” gold flowers with pincushion-like center-clustered stamens in late spring and early summer. Most content in cooler areas away from drying winter winds although quite tough once established. GC GCveg 15-18” | Z 5-7 | 72

Heuchera villosa f. purpurea ‘Bronze Wave’ hairy alumroot, coral bells Like its sister ‘Autumn Bride’, ‘Bronze Wave’ is sturdy, forming an 18” or a bit larger clump. A fall flowering shade ground cover with spikes of petite, creamy white flowers. A shinier, almost lacquered finish adds unique color to the landscape. Happily competes with tree roots and comes out looking good. CDveg 2’ | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP32

Hypericum calycinum ‘Brigadoon’ Aaron’s beard, St. John’s wort A bright new foliage color for shady sites! Golden yellow, oval leaves with reddish edges on 12” plants and 2” gold flowers with pincushion-like, center-clustered stamens in late spring and early summer, but you’ll hardly notice them in the

sea of gold. Most content in cooler areas away from drying winter winds although quite tough once established. Prefers loose, welldrained soils in full to partial sun. GC GCveg 15-18” | Z 5-7 | 72 Iris cristata dwarf crested iris Blue-violet flowers in early spring, carpeting the woodland garden or lightly shaded perennial border. Will naturalize to form a beautiful nativeground cover. Rich, welldrained soil. Tolerant of dry shade. CDveg - GC 6-8” | Z 5-8 | 50 Iris cristata ‘Eco Bluebird’ Blue-purple flowers with orange crests and white throats surrounded by navy blue. A consistently strong performer, more thick and robust than the species. Attractive, versatile and easy to care for; prefers rich, well-drained soils in full to partial shade. CDveg - GC 6-8” | Z 5-9 | 50 Iris cristata ‘Powder Blue Giant’ Considerably huskier and more vigorous than the species, this sweet giant boasts 3” flowers of delicate light blue with golden crests and deep blue accents. Vigorous and easy to grow! CDveg - GC 6-8” | Z 5-8 | 50

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Heuchera longiflora longflower alumroot A beautiful display when used en masse, the long flowering stems of this alumroot sway high above deep green foliage mottled in silver highlights. Tubular calyces surround the pale yellow flowers and securely affix them to upright stems; expect flowering late May into June and fruiting July through August. CDseed 8-14” | Z 4-8 | LP32

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Iris cristata ‘Tennessee White’ Kindly shared with us by Don Shadow, ‘Tennessee White’ is a vigorous spreader and prolific bloomer—the fan-like foliage is covered with brilliant white flowers accented by a delicate yellow crest; its late spring show starts earlier and lasts longer than the other selections we’ve tried. CDveg - GC 6-10” | Z 3-9 | 50 Iris versicolor harlequin blueflag An emergent aquatic species happiest in marshes, bogs and wet meadows but tolerant of average garden conditions to boot! Dramatic display of large, violetblue flowers accented by whitish markings at the base of the sepals. Flowering May and June. Pair with Osmunda regalis, Chelone glabra, and Eupatorium perfoliatum. S CDseed 2-3’ | Z 2-7 | LP50 Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’—NEW! blueflag We are fortunate to have the splendor and garden grace of Mt. Cuba Center in our backyard. We are even more fortunate to share their new, sultry introduction of Iris versicolor—welcome Iris ‘Purple Flame’! Boldly highlighting the pond’s edge, this drumroll-worthy selection marches to its own beat

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as it vibrantly announces the return of spring. Superior to other Iris versicolor selections, ‘Purple Flame’ has a rich, more intense cast to stems and flowers. However, the true beauty lies in the irresistible foliage which emerges in March. Purple, flame-like fans provide an unparalleled performance of vivid coloring followed by an encore of abundant flowers. An extraordinary performer, we have been awed by the lasting impression of ‘Purple Flame’ in average to moist garden soils; to achieve best early season color plant along the water’s edge where roots receive consistent moisture. Foliage slowly transition to a smoky green during the growing season. Plainly stated, it’s a show stopper.

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Kalimeris integrifolia ‘Daisy Mae’ Between ‘Daisy Mae’ and ‘Blue Star’ we’re hard pressed to say which is easier to grow—they are both production friendly and finish beautifully for retail. All the same top notch attributes of its cousin but with single, 1”, white daisy-like flowers. A butterfly garden essential. GCveg * 2’ | Z4-9| 72 Lavandula × intermedia Phenomenal™ PP24193 lavender Developed & introduced by our dear friends at Peace Tree Farm, we’re proud to stand behind this truly phenomenal selection. A breeze in production, and touted as one of the hardiest lavenders seen throughout Europe and the United States, ‘Phenomenal’ has exceptional winter hardiness and equal resilience when it comes to extreme heat and humidity. A breeze in production with abundant reward in the perennial border—the robust flower presentation and fragrance are undeniable.

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back to encourage rebloom. Average to dry soil. The masses of crisp, bright blooms make an excellent cut flower and are an impactful member of the seasonal border. GCveg , , * 2-3’ | Z 4-9 | 50 Leucanthemum × superbum ‘LaCrosse’ Tradition with a twist—blooming a bit earlier than other daisies. This selection is noted for the highly ornamental, clear white, uniquely quilled petals. Well behaved in production with a tidy, compact habit in the garden topping out at nearly a foot. A fresh new look for a time-honored classic. GCveg * 10-12” | Z 4-8 | 50 Liatris microcephala smallhead blazing star The diminutive cousin of L. spicata with fine-textured, deep green, grassy foliage. This species is tolerant of clay and drought, sending up numerous flower spikes of tassel-like, rosy purple flowers in August and September. Unique to the genus, the flowers open from top to bottom. Carefree and adored by butterflies. GCveg * 18-24” | Z 4-7 | 72

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Lobelia cardinalis cardinal flower A garden is not complete without cardinal flower. Clump-forming habit with brilliant red flower spikes set against green and purple bronze-colored foliage. Each individual spike of scarlet flowers open from bottom to top and stays in bloom for several weeks. Thrives in wet meadows and rain gardens. E * GCseed 2-4’ | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP50 Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’ PP25687 cardinal flower Introduced by Peter Heus and brought to market by Plants Nouveau, Lobelia ‘Black Truffle’ was selected for its nearly black foliage and bushy, upright habit. Superior to other dark-foliaged varieties on the market, ‘Black Truffle’ holds this deep color throughout the

growing season. A magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies! E * GCveg 3-4’ | Z 5-8| 50

to laugh off the summer heat while gradually spreading via rhizomes to cover ground and suppress weeds. Diminutive yet bright, 5-petaled flowers bloom throughout summer just above contrasting maroon foliage. Easy to grow, delightful year-round, and the living embodiment of ‘green mulch’. Lovingly referred to a 'Grow Wild Child' by our friends Mike Berkley and Terri Barnes of GroWild, Inc. E GC GCveg 12-24” | Z 4-8 | LP32

Lobelia siphilitica great blue lobelia All the flower power of its cousin L. cardinalis, but with spikes of brilliant, true blue late summer flowers. Flourishes in moist soil with filtered shade but will adapt to drier conditions with more shade. E * GCseed 2-3’ |Z 4-8 |72 + LP50

Meehania cordata Meehan’s mint Join us in putting Ajuga, Vinca and Lamium to rest, by incorporating Meehan’s mint into your native lineup! This Mid-Atlantic all-star hugs the ground, suppresses weeds, and commands full attention in bloom. In late spring, trailing stems give way to a sea of blue flowers with speckled throats. Mix with Scutellaria, Thalictrum, Carex or Chrysogonum. GC CDveg 6-10” | Z 5-8 | 50+ LP32

Lupinus perennis sundial lupine Dense spires of fragrant, pea-like, rich lavender flowers take hold in late spring and bloom atop leaves that are palmately divided into 7-11 leaflets. Good drainage a must—happiest in average to dry and sandy soils. This self sowing Eastern US native is the sole host plant for the Karner blue butterfly, and a host plant for the Frosted Elfin butterfly. GCseed 1-2’ | Z 4-8 | LP50

Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells A much anticipated harbinger of spring, the ephemeral beauty of Virginia bluebells emerges in accord with the acoustics of spring peepers; tucking in perfectly amongst swaths of native

Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea—NEW! lance-leaved loosestrife What we love about this plant is its sunny wildflower disposition, tough-as-nails attitude, and ability

ferns, sedges and woodland phlox. Pendulous, trumpet-shaped flowers are pink at first blush and later transition to a sea of soft blue. Just as lovely is the faint blue cast to the foliage. Limited shipping window; summer dormant.

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Liatris spicata dense blazing star Equally content in wet or dry environments, the purple upright flower spikes of L. spicata look beautiful peaking through low growing grasses. A reliable garden performer with seasonal appeal into the winter months as seedheads persist. Pennsylvania provenance; vernalization not required. S GCseed * 3-5’ | Z 3-9 | LP50

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a tall, vigorous, and long blooming selection with fragrant, energetic red flowers and high ornamental appeal. Blooms early June through July—the tried-and-true standard when it comes to red blooming Monarda. Enjoy!

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3-4’ | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP50 Monarda bradburiana eastern beebalm One of our first beebalms to bloom—you can expect the twolipped, pink to light lavender flowers to reappear in early May. Showy flowers are enveloped in burgundy bracts and carry a purple tracking along the lower lip. Quick to follow will be the butterflies and hummingbirds—these blooms create quite the frenzy.

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ecological line and landed swiftly on Monarda punctata. It produces stands of tiered pink bracts on sturdy, upright stems reaching nearly 3 feet tall. Just above the bracts sit fragrant, creamy white to yellow flowers with purple spots. A pollinator magnet and perfect for the mid-height meadow.

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growth and prolong flowering. GCveg * 18” | Z 5-9 | 72 Nepeta ‘Summer Magic’ PP27090—NEW! catmint A free-blooming Nepeta that lives up to its name—it is summer magic! Blooming all season long on upright stems that never flop, even in the worst of storms, this plant was on RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s Short List in 2013. Great for layering in the garden, placed in a container, or along a flower border. We admire its ability to ‘keep it fresh’ even in the heat and humidity of summer as other Nepeta varieties tend to fade. G veg 15-18” | Z 4-9 | 72 Nepeta × faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ PP24788—NEW! Stands out from the crowd with its low and tidy appearance—this new arrival from Walters Gardens is a staff favorite! Nepeta ‘Purrsian Blue’ ticks a lot of boxes including low maintenance, deer resistant, long bloom window, looks great all season. Similar to Nepeta ‘Cat’s Meow’, this selection shares a much improved and tidy habit topping out around knee-height. GCveg * 14-18” | Z 3-8 | 72

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Oenothera berlanderi ‘Siskiyou’ evening primrose A long blooming South-central native species ideally suited along the gravel pathway or within a rock garden. Better behaved and shorter than O. speciosa, but still a fast running plant that can cover ground quickly. Cup-like, singular, light pink] blooms with golden inner eye are enjoyed May through July and exhibit periodic rebloom into autumn. GC G veg 10-12” | Z 5-9 | 72 Oenothera fruticosa sundrops A versatile and reliable perennial with great early summer color for dry meadows. Buds begin red and open into beautiful, bright yellow flowers. Stems and leaves are thin and hairy with a reddish cast. Will

self-show to establish a strong population. Eastern US species S E GC G seed 15-24” | Z 4-9 | LP50 Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fireworks’ Handsome bronze foliage is beautifully contrasted by vivid, canaryyellow blooms in June. Although individual flowers are short-lived, they bloom in succession over a fairly long period of two months. The true joy of this variety is the evergreen reddish winter show. Compact habit and a pollinator favorite. E GC G veg 15-18” | Z 4-9 | 72 + LP50 Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny spurge Fragrant, bottle-brush flowers brighten the early spring woodland garden—ultimately becoming camouflaged by a tapestry of lush green foliage. Foliage has a scalloped margin and takes on attractive pale silver mottling with time. Will slowly spread by rhizomes to form colonies. DC veg - GC 6-10” |Z 4-9 | LP32 Packera aurea syn. Senecio aureus golden ragwort Full sun to shade, Packera packs a punch with its utilitarian disposition. Golden, daisy-like blooms

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Packera obovata—NEW! roundleaf ragwort A tough ground cover, roundleaf ragwort is similar to its cousin, Packera aurea, but displays smaller, more rounded individual leaves and the ability to withstand drier, full-sun conditions without losing its verdant appearance! Excellent native ground cover. GCDveg - GC E 6-18” | Z 3-8 | LP32 Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’ PPAF—NEW! beardtongue Named in honor of the infamous English pirate Blackbeard, this Walter’s Gardens new introduction has the richest of eggplant foliage with bright lilac-purple flowers which rise high above and bloom proudly through the summer. Multiple seasons of interest and a magnet for hummingbirds and bees, this unique selection is sure

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Nepeta × faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ We have a long-standing relationship with this selection—and for good reason—it does not disappoint! Available from The Creek since ’97, this prolific bloomer is the tallest variety in our catmint collection with a carefree, sprawling nature, bright gray-green leaves and soft-lavender flowers indicative of the genus. Awarded Perennial Plant of the Year™ in 2007. GCveg * 24-30” | Z 5-9 | 72

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Penstemon × mexicali RED ROCKS® A Plant Select® introduction selected from crosses between Mexican and American wild penstemons. Upright spikes of bright, hot pink flowers rise above mounded foliage throughout summer. Colorful, adaptable and able to thrive in a wide range of soils and conditions.

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Phlox Earlibeauty® ‘Daughter of Pearl’ PP27267—NEW! phlox ‘Daughter of Pearl’ is the tallest selection in the Earlibeauty® series released by The Primrose Path, topping out at 36”. Individual flowers are white with a soft purple eye, 1” wide, and flower from mid-June through July. Clustered together along sturdy stems, when in full bloom from mid-June through July, this selection is remarkable. Foliage will form a dense mat with time and remains free of powdery mildew. G veg * GC 24-36” | Z 3-8 | 50

small scale garden where abounding fragrance and pollinators are a must and low maintenance is the added bonus. G veg * 2’ | Z 4-9 | 72 Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Jean Baby’ PP29281—NEW! Russian sage Our mid-sized Russian sage that is vigorous in both the landscape and production. Attractive lavenderblue flowers are enclosed at the base by smoky-purple calyxes, and bloom from mid-summer right on into fall. Combines brilliantly with pink and yellow flowering varieties of Phlox, Echinacea, Rudbeckia, or Rosa. Prune in early spring as new growth appears. G veg * 2-3’ | Z 4-9 | 72

Phlox Earlibeauty® ‘Rose Bouquet’ PP30221—NEW! Phlox ‘Rose Bouquet’ forms a densely floriferous, spreading clump of perfectly pink, 5-petaled flowers. This wave of spring color reaches just above a foot in height and bloom from May into July—with sporadic rebloom into autumn. Shows exceptional garden vigor in our trails all while dodging the powdery mildew. A showstopper at peak bloom as the pollinators play! G veg * GC 12-16” | Z 3-8 | 50

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Superba’ Russian sage Being our most statuesque sage— topping out at 4’ tall with a nearly identical diameter—‘Superba’ is ideally suited toward the back of the perennial border. Deeply dissected, gray-green, aromatic foliage borne along stiff, upright stems. Loose flower spikes are abundant and create a lavenderblue aura for weeks. G veg * S 3-4’ | Z 4-9 | 72

Phlox Earlibeauty® ‘Solar Flare’ PP27265—NEW! Similarly to ‘Daughter of Pearl’, the flowers of Phlox ‘Solar Flare’ are bicolor; however, these blooms are a combination of white with a bright pink inner eye. Clusters of rounded panicles rest atop sturdy 24” stems and bloom from mid-May well through June. Plants have slightly glossy, pointed foliage arranged oppositely along stems. veg * 20-24” | Z 3-8 | 50

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Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ wild blue phlox A long-time North Creek favorite introduced by the New England Wildflower Society, ‘Blue Moon’ was selected for larger over-lapping flower heads, outstanding color, and its full and abundantly fragrant array of violet-blue flowers. Plays nicely with Tiarella, Geranium ‘Espresso’, and a host of woodland ferns. CDveg - GC 12-18” | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP32 Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’ A small statured selection with loose clusters of fragrant, pale blue to nearly white flowers that drive the butterflies wild! Will fill in around bulbs or perennials that are late to emerge. A standout introduction from Piet Oudolf. GC CDveg 12-15” | Z 4-8 | 72

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Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’ PP17793 A seedling selection of Phlox ‘David’ with the expected disease resistance. Oversized clusters of fragrant, lavender-pink flowers take stage late summer—individual petals marked by a faint white tracking. Attractive green foliage, sturdy habit, and undeniable flower power.

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Phlox stolonifera ‘Home Fires’ creeping phlox Our deep-pink flowering selection of P. stolonifera identical in both stature and habit to ‘Sherwood Purple’. Outstanding fragrance. CDveg - GC 6-10” | Z 5-8 | 72 Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ Tidy evergreen ground cover and valuable early nectar source for pollinators. Purple flowers bloom several inches above the 1-2” mat of clean green foliage. CDveg - GC 6-10” | Z 5-8 | 72 + LP32 Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ PP12637 obedient plant Noted for its well-behaved, non spreading habit. Compact, clump forming habit, excellent secondary branching and good rebloom. Pure white snapdragon-like flowers June to September over deep green, glossy foliage.

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Porteranthus trifoliatus syn. Gillenia trifoliata Bowman’s root Carefree native for bright shade or partial sun and it tolerates tree root competition like a champ! Compact habit, mahogany stems and ethereal white flowers with red petioles. Drought tolerant once established. Foliage turns up the contrast with the onset of autumn with its deep bronzy red cast. Interesting form and unique seedheads persist into winter. GCveg - * 2-3’ | Z 4-8 | LP32 Porteranthus trifoliatus ‘Pink Profusion’ Discovery by Virginia plantsman Paul James, this selection has all the sought-after qualities of the P. trifoliatus but with a profusion of perfectly pink flowers. Easy-togrow native that tolerates most garden soils but really thrives in moist, rich, woodland soil. Best planted as a cluster for full floral effect. Introduced by Mt. Cuba Center in 2001. GCveg 24-30” | Z 4-9 | LP32 Pycnanthemum flexuosum syn. Koellia hyssopifolia Appalachian mountainmint We’ve really come to love the utility of our Pycnanthemum collection. P. flexuosum works hard to stabi-

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Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ garden phlox Amazing color transition—this selection truly is a little slice of paradise! Blooms open a pale-blue, darken to an intense violet-blue and eventually take on red-violet petal margin. Exceptional garden worthiness. GCveg 2-3’ | Z 4-8 | 50

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lize soil and spreads slowly via rhizomes. While the roots are getting the job done, upright stems are busy producing mounds of fuzzy white flowers. A richly aromatic, summer standout—blooming over a long period, and larval host for the Gray Hairstreak Butterfly. GCveg * E 2-3’ | Z 6(5b -8| LP50 Pycnanthemum muticum clustered mountainmint A highly competitive workhorse for extreme sites and slopes, P. muticum performs well from full sun to shade and dry-to-moist conditions. Pleasantly aromatic, the leaves are broader and more lustrous and topped by very showy silver bracts that act as pollinator landing pads. Dainty light-pink flowers are enjoyed by bees. Interesting winter seedheads. Needs room to move about! GCDveg * E 2-3’ | Z 4-8| LP50 Pycnanthemum tenuifolium narrowleaf mountainmint Densely branched with slender, lanceolate foliage—this species has a more delicate appearance than P. muticum but with all the same pollinator-attracting influence. Similar to its mountain mint brethren, this species spreads handsomely via rhizomes and creates a wonderful cloud of white blooms in late summer.

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Ratibida columnifera ‘Red Midget’ upright prairie coneflower Quick to establish and blooms its heart out all summer and fall, this dwarf variety features prominent cones that give way to wide, reflexed petals in shades of deep red-brown, orange and yellow. Individual blooms dance about mounds of finely textured foliage that scrambles about the ground cover layer. S GCseed * 24-36” | Z 3-8 | 72 + LP50 Ratibida pinnata pinnate prairie coneflower This iconic Midwestern prairie native has a skirt of golden yellow ray petals that reflex from the base of its brown coneflower. Excellent for naturalized, meadow and pollinator gardens as well as en masse plantings. Thrives in average to dry, well-drained, clay or sandy soil. Incorporating with tall meadow grasses, Monarda fistulosa and Agastache foeniculum is sure to entice pollinators of all types.

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found one in creeping raspberry. The crinkly foliage shades out weeds, stabilizes soil, and puts on quite a show with its burgundy fall color. Four seasons of interest, but not of interest to deer. E GCveg 6” | Z 6-9 | 50 + LP32 Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’ PP28498P2—NEW! Black-eyed Susan A new introduction from Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials, this Rudbeckia is covered in blooms on a domed and shorter version of a black-eyed Susan. It is perfect planted in masses or in the perennial border and it hides spent blooms to provide uniform color as it blooms for weeks on end. Due to its thinner, hairier leaves, it is found to be resistant to septoria leaf spot.

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii NEW! Deam’s coneflower While there may be a bounty of black-eyed Susan on the market, what makes Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii something to write home about is its effortless ability to wrap strength, beauty, and both disease and pest resistance into all it gives to the garden. Very deserving of the prestigious Award

of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993— grow it, you’ll understand why! GCseed , *, 2-3’ | Z 4-9 | LP50 Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida Shiny, deep green foliage. Smaller and finer than Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ with 10 weeks of flowers from July into October. Six weeks after ‘Goldsturm’ is brown, this plant is at its peak! Excellent cut flower. Average to dry soil; no vernalization.

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Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Autumn Sun’ syn. R. ‘Herbstsonne’ Ideal for the back of a border, the stately habit of this selection boasts daisy-like flowers for 8+ weeks in mid-to-late summer. Loose clusters of clear yellow ray flowers with large green cones which darken with age. Reliably cold hardy. Mix with Panicum and Eupatorium.

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Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ sweet coneflower We cannot get enough of ‘Henry Eilers’! The only quilled variety we offer, individual florets are rolled lengthwise and create a very playful presence along the perennial border. Flower stalks begin their ascent in June, reaching 4-5’, and are in full flower from August through September. Excellent cut flower with fragrant foliage.

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Ruellia humilis fringeleaf wild petunia This drought-tolerant prairie native has proved to be a real workhorse in our mid-height meadow. While busy stabilizing the soil, your also enjoy pockets of delightful lavender-blue, petunia-like flowers that bloom from summer to fall. Compact, easy to grow, and looks great in a pot.

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Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ Fan favorite and for good reason, the bicolor appearance is simply incomparable! Rich purple-black stems release an accord of the most vivid indigo floral display available on the market. Tidy upright habit makes for excellent pairing with Geranium, yellow Baptisia and purple Heuchera. A Zilmer Nursery introduction.

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18-30” | Z 4-9 | 72 Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ A staple in the landscape thanks to its overall low maintenance, toughas-nails vigor, and striking violetblue flowers in May and June. A garden-worthy plant that stands the test of time—and also the Perennial Plant Association’s 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year™.

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18-24” | Z 4-9 | 50 Salvia nemorosa ‘Snow Hill’ Another Pagels breakthrough, this white flowering selection is a sport of ‘Blue Hill’ and hasn’t lost its stride since adding it to our product offering back in 1997.

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18” | Z 4-9 | 72 Salvia nemorosa Marcus® PP13322 A diminutive ‘May Night’ cousin, covered in violet-blue flowers in early summer. A good bloomer with compact and very short habit. Very easy to grow. A Haussermann Nursery Selection.

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Salvia nemorosa Sensation® Medium Deep Rose Looking for Marcus®, but in a shade of pink? Your search ends here. This low-maintenance perennial is sure to impress with masses of stunning deep lavender-rose flowers from May through July.

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8-12” | Z 4-9 | 72 Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’ pincushion flower Dozens of blue-purple flowers bloom along scrambling, haphazard single stems. Basal foliage is finely cut with a grayish-green cast. Well drained soil is key. An original North Creek Legacy plant dating back to our first year in business! G veg * 12-15” | Z 5-10 | 72 Scutellaria incana hoary skullcap An East Coast native oozing with natural beauty. Loose racemes of small, two-lipped, purplish-blue flowers mid to late July. Happiest along the dry forest edge, combine with native ferns and sedges, Anenome canadensis, and Iris versicolor. G C seed * 2-4’ | Z 4-9 | LP50 Scutellaria ovata heartleaf skullcap Unique metallic leaves are the fea-

ture of this shade-loving native. As the leaves lose their luster in midsummer, spikes of flowers appear in a cloud of violet-blue. It prefers a dry, gravelly part shade, but will grow in any part or full sun site. CDveg 18” | Z 4-9 | 50

green leaves that slowly turn deep burgundy purple. Dusty-pink flowers superbly complement the foliage; attractive, and easy to grow; loves a hot dry location and thrives in containers and rock walls. G veg 10-12” | Z 3-9 | 72

Sedum ‘Autumn Fire’ An easy to grow stonecrop that takes heat and drought like a boss. This selection boasts all the splendor of ‘Autumn Joy’ with a longer bloom period. Bold clusters of closely packed, rosy-pink flowers appear in late summer, age to a salmon-bronze and finish with a deep coppery-red in fall. G veg 2-3’ | Z3-9 |50

Sedum cauticolum ‘Lidakense’ A clumping sedum with mounds of round blue-gray to blue-green foliage on low spreading, gracefully arching stems. Foliage is nearly concealed by a brilliant array of rose-pink star flowers in early autumn. Onset of cooler temperatures coax foliage into a reddishbronze appearance. Ideal accent plant prefers a richer soil. G veg 8” | Z 3-9 | 72

Sedum ‘Matrona’ Strong, shiny red stems support large, pale-pink 2½-3” flower heads well into autumn. Surrounded by deep gray foliage, noted for its very upright habit, ‘Matrona’ was a chance seedling discovered by Ewald Hügin of Freiburg, Germany and the ISU Plant of the Year for 2000! A triedand-true stonecrop. G veg 2-3’ | Z 3-9 | 72 Sedum ‘Vera Jamison’ This clump-forming selection has garden appeal even when not in bloom! New growth shows blue-

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Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Spruce’ A dense mat of conifer-like blue foliage forms a tight weedresistant ground cover. In June, mauve-pink stems rise to 10” and are topped with brilliant yellow flowers. Great selection for rock walls, green roofs, walkways and containers. Evergreen in warmer climates, easy to maintain. GC G veg 3-6” | Z 3-9 | 72 Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ A quick-to-spread ground cover with needle-like foliage that emerges chartreuse then turns golden-yellow. Autumn coaxes rich shades of orange and red. Yellow flowers bloom mid-summer. GC G veg 6-10” | Z 3-11 | 72 Sedum sexangulare Tough as nails and easy to grow— the species name is derived from its little leaves that appear in six spiral rows. A highly adaptable ground cover with brilliant yellow mid-summer flowers and foliage that turns shades of rosy-copper. GC G veg 6-10” | Z 3-9 | 72 Sedum sieboldii Scalloped, silver-blue foliage with clusters of star-shaped, bright pink flowers in late September and October. Unique arching habit with the best winter resistance. Added

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Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’ The small, scalloped green leaves of this weed-smotheringground cover are topped with rose-pink flowers in late summer and fall. It is very hardy, vigorous and gorgeous weaving in and out of stepping stones or along a garden path. GC G veg 3-6” | Z 3-9 | 72 Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ A vigorous and long-lived ground cover that forms a dense weedblocking mat. It starts red in the spring, stays red throughout the season and is not prone to reversions. Rosy-red flowers appear in summer. GC G veg 3-6” | Z 3-9 | 72 Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Cherry Tart’ PP24603 ‘Cherry Tart’ does not disappoint! A breakthrough series from Chris Hansen, this selection has a compact growth habit, attractive foliage, large flower heads, and brilliant bloom color. Masses of brilliant pink, 5” diameter flower clusters explode above cherry-red leaves from late summer into early autumn. GC G veg 6” | Z 4-9 | 72

Silene caroliniana var. wherryi ‘Short and Sweet’ wild pinks Your go-to native substitution for Dianthus—a similar appearance and bloom time yet tolerates a wider variety of garden situations. Silene ‘Short and Sweet’ has been reliable hardy for us in wet and dry seasons, is compact and easy to grow, and coated in deep pink late spring blooms. GCDveg - GC 6-8” | Z 4-7 | 72

Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Lime Zinger’ PP24632 Lime green foliage with a crisp, contrasting red edge. Hot pink flower heads last for weeks through late summer into fall, and don’t flop or fade! Excellent in a perennial border, rock garden, or as a ground cover. GC G veg 6” | Z 4-9 | 72 Sedum telphinum ‘Autumn Joy’ Garden classic, the brilliant floral display of ‘Autumn Joy’ is sure to spark joy in all the butterflies and bees that stop by for a visit. Introduced by Georg Arends of Germany, this selection has rounded pink flower clusters in June and July, changing to deep red the months to follow. Heads hold up well all winter. An easy-to-grow plant that tolerates drought like a champ. GC G veg 2-3’ | Z 3-9 | 50

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Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Dazzleberry’ PP22457 The compact, smoky blue-gray foliage of ‘Dazzleberry’ makes an attractive ground cover throughout the season. Raspberry-pink flower heads range in diameter from 6-8” and put on a dazzling display from late summer to fall. GC G veg 6-8” | Z 4-9 | 72

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium ‘Lucerne’ blue-eyed grass Utility, functionality, and beauty— a triple threat, and the ultimate garden center and landscape plant—it literally sells itself when in bloom. Bright blue star-shaped flowers with gold centers rise above fine, semi-evergreen, irislike foliage from May to June. Excellent for edging, it provides beautiful delineation along the front border of our rain garden.

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butterflies and preying mantises and well as the wildflower enthusiast. GCseed 3-4’ | Z 3-9 | LP50 Solidago Little Lemon® PP17297 By far the most compact, easeof-care goldenrod available. A retail gem with its well-branched, compact habit and great shelf life. It is versatile, easy to grow and combines well with purple and pink asters both in the garden and in a container. Great as a cut flower. G veg - * 12-18” | Z 4-9 | 50 Solidago odora anisescented goldenrod When crushed, the wonderfully fragrant foliage of this species gives off an anise scent. Occurs in upland environments throughout much of the Eastern US. Average to poor sandy soils; tidy, clumpforming habit and is not weedy or aggressive in the garden. High ecological value and a favorite of birds and beneficial insects. GCseed * 2-4’ | Z 4-9 | LP50

resemble a spectacular display of fireworks. A long-time industry favorite selected and named by Ken Moore of North Carolina Botanical Garden and introduced by Niche Gardens. E GC veg 3-4’ | Z 4-9 | 50 + LP50 Solidago sempervirens seaside goldenrod Fleshy, waxy leaves with large individual flower heads that bloom August to November. This species plays an important role in providing nesting habitat for shorebirds like willets, killdeer and black skimmers and is ideal for swales and rain gardens because of its salt tolerance. Plant amongst friends such as Panicum, Aster and Eupatorium. S G seed 3-6’ | Z 3-9 | LP50 Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ autumn goldenrod Another fantastic Mt. Cuba introduction! Numerous wands of golden flowers from mid-August through October. Semi-evergreen, heart-shaped leaves. Truly an excellent ground cover and bee and butterfly charmer! Hairstreaks, sulphurs and skippers are particularly attracted to goldenrod. GC GCveg 18-24” | Z 4-9 | 50

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ wrinkleleaf goldenrod A tried-and-true selection for 1-2 gallon potting for fall perennial programs. ‘Fireworks’ is a compact, clump-forming goldenrod with reflexed, radiating flowers that

Spigelia marilandica Indian pink Two things when it comes to Indian pink. 1. Growers, you need to be growing this gem. 2. Designers, you need to be utilizing this species in your garden designs. Now, the good news—we offer it in two sizes to keep all customer types happy! Iconic skyfacing, deep red tubular flowers marked with a distinct inner yellow inner petal. Flowers well above the medium green lance-leaf foliage; overall habit is somewhat bushy yet tidy. Gorgeous, and never passed up by the butterflies or hummingbirds.

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Stachys ‘Silver Carpet’ This selection features smaller leaves and finer texture compared to ‘Helene von Stein’, and seldom blooms. What it may lack in floral display, it makes up in foliar appeal. Silky hairs cover the leaves, giving them a very silvery appearance overall. Incorporate along the perennial path, rock gardens or living wall—mixes nicely with Allium cernuum and a variety of Heuchera. G veg GC 12” | Z 4-9 |50 Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ betony “What is that plant?” By far the most frequently asked question when in full bloom in our trial gardens, Stachys ‘Hummelo’ has stop-youin-your-tracks flower power. What also sets this garden all-star apart is its strong flower production, vigor, habit quality and winter hardiness. Pollinators will wait in line for a chance at the towering spikes of magenta-purple which bloom proudly and profusely atop bright green, trouble-free foliage. Evergreen in mild climates, clumps gradually expand via stolons. ‘Hummelo’ was the highest rated Stachys in the Chicago Botanic Garden Evaluation Trials, and incredibly deserving of being crowned the 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year™ by the PPA! It sells itself at retail. GCveg * GC 18-20” | Z 4-8 | 50

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4-petaled, bright yellow flowers blooming atop blue-green, pinnately lobed foliage. Best grown in medium-to-wet, humus-rich soils. Tolerates all but the driest conditions, will go dormant in early summer if soils dry out. Blooming in March and April, this wildflower is the perfect match for Mertensia, Aquilegia and Phlox. CDseed - GC 18-24” | Z 4-9 | LP32

Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s Pick’—NEW! Selected in Peachie Saxon’s Mississippi garden, this Stokesia has the typical lavender-blue flowers of the species, but it is very compact and has incredible flower power— and the flowers just keep coming, especially with periodic trims. A breeze in production and workhorse for the perennial border. G veg * 12-18” | Z 4-8 | 50

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Stylophorum diphyllum celandine poppy Predominant woodland species that brings cheer in spring with brilliant

for its striking red-streaked foliage and delicate flowers tinged with pink—a classic among the fancyleaved varieties of foamflower available today. Tidy clumping habit slowly spreading by 6-12” runners to form a dense patch. GC CDveg 12-15” | Z 4-8 | 72 Tiarella cordifolia A woodland treasure and one the best native plants for use as a shade ground cover. In early spring, playful, fairy wand flowers of white or light-pink appear over green, deeply veined foliage often tinged with burgundy. GC CDseed 8-12” | Z 4-8 | 72 + LP32

Thalictrum rochebrunianum giant meadow-rue Airy, maidenhair fern-like foliage produces rich purple stems that are topped with broad umbels of bright lavender clusters in July and August. An architectural gem for borders, meadows and naturalized areas. Plant en masse to accentuate the vertical appeal and floral display.

Tiarella cordifolia ‘Brandywine’ From The Pharoah of Foamflowers himself, Sinclair Adams brings us this strong grower with glossy, rugose leaves and excellent bronze autumn and winter color. Robust clump former with some short runners in spring and fall; rated one of the most vigorous of the genus. GC CDveg 8-18” | Z 4-8 | 72 + LP32

4-6’ | Z 4-8 | 50 Thermopsis caroliniana syn. Thermopsis villosa Clump-forming perennial with dense spikes of sulphur-yellow in June resemble that of Baptisia or Lupine. Clean, compound foliage is attractive late into the season. Prefers poor soil, very durable and long lived once established. G seed 3-4’ | Z 5-8 | LP50

Tiarella cordifolia ‘Running Tapestry’ A selection discovered by local plantsman and friend, Jim Plyler, of Natural Landscapes Nursery. ‘Running Tapestry’ is exactly what you expect, a carpet of deeply dissected, richly textured, heart-

Tiarella ‘Elizabeth Oliver’ A beautiful foamflower selected by Charles Oliver of the Primrose Path

shaped foliage propelled by a vigorous, running nature. Traditional spring flowers indicative of the species with a very attractive red streaking along the foliage. GC CDveg 12-15” | Z 4-8 | 72 + LP32 Tiarella cordifolia var. collina ‘Oakleaf’ Clump forming and free flowering form—still one of the best available after all these years! Very long flowering from May to June with light pink flowers and bronze new spring growth. GC CDveg 12-18” | Z 4-8 | 72 + LP32 Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ spiderwort An eye-catching accent for the border, the vibrant golden-yellow foliage is the perfect backdrop for its brilliant purple bloom. Forms a tidy clump that slowly expands from year to year; best grown in a partly shady site to prevent leaf burn.

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Tradescantia ohiensis bluejacket A long-flowering, grass-like native perfect for dry-to-mesic meadows. Bluish-gray foliage with blue to violet-blue tri-petal flowers from early June to September. Combines well with Chrysogonum, Liatris and Phlox. GCseed 24-36” | Z 4-9 | LP50

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Stokesia ‘Colorwheel’ PP12718 Stoke’s aster A tapestry of color and selection that truly lives up to its name, ‘Colorwheel’ is a standout variety from our buddies down at Itsaul Plants. Starting in mid-May ‘Colorwheel’ sends up branched bloom stalks which open almost pure white. As the days progress, the same bloom fades to lavender, then to deeper lavender and finally to purple. During the lavender and purple stages, new white blooms open on the same bloom stalk. The overall effect is as many as five different colors on the same plant. A droughttolerant native that looks neat and clean in a pot, rock solid at retail and no-nonsense in the garden. G veg * 12-18” | Z 4-8 |50

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Tricyrtis ‘Sinonome’ toadlily A time-honored cultivar noted for white orchid-like flowers heavily speckled with ruby-colored accents. Prefers moist-to-wet, well-drained, slightly acidic soils in partial shade. Will spread slowly via rhizomes.

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2-3’ | Z 5-8| 50 Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’—NEW! ‘Gilt Edge’ is a lovely compact form with touches of cream and light green along the foliage margin. Flowers look like miniature speckled orchids and bloom en masse summer into fall—be sure to plant this beauty where it has room to be admired! Thrives in moist, well-drained soils under part to full shade. CDveg * 12-24” | Z 5-8 | 50 Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ Stellar selection with lily-like flowers of dark purple spotting with yellow throats. One of the few varieties of Tricyrtis with variegated leaves that is a tough, gardenworthy plant with clean foliage! A shade garden must have, or the perfect cut for a bud vase. CDveg * 12-18” |Z 4-8 | 50

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ A roadside attraction turned industry standout—this mass of purple flowers caught the eye of Dr. Alan Armitage and Dr. Mike Dirr while traveling back to Athens, GA. Vigorous, deep purple flower clusters from June to November. Excellent clean, deep green foliage. Best treated as an annual zone 6 or less. G veg 10-12” | Z 7-10 | 72 Verbena hastata swamp verbena Tall thin spikes of violet-blue flowers grace wet meadows, bioswales, and rain gardens in July and August. Highly functional; combines well with S. graminifolia. A short-lived perennial that readily self sows where happy. G seed 4-6’ | Z 3-9 | LP50 Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ narrowleaf ironweed A foliage comparable to Amsonia hubrichtii with a late summer floral display of small clusters of vivid purple flowers. Although native to moist meadows, it is tolerant of hot, dry summers. Thrives in the upper lip of our stormwater management basin. Very attractive to a host of pollinators. G veg 30-36” | Z 4-9 | 50 + LP50

Vernonia noveboracensis New York ironweed Lovely native species that adapts well to moist locations. A rich purple haze of late summer blooms. Excellent stormwater management species; intermix with tall companions. G seed 4-7’ | Z 5-8 | LP50

Veronicastrum virginicum Culver’s root Dramatic spikes of white Veronicalike flowers in July and August. Found in open woods, moist-tomesic meadows. Very tough and long-lasting once established. Intermix with Andropogon virginicus, Rudbeckia maxima, Vernonia noveboracensis, and Echinacea purpurea.

Vernonia ‘Summer’s Swan Song’—NEW! ironweed The most diminutive of hybrid ironweeds available on the market, ‘Summer’s Swan Song’ is a selection from our friend Jim Ault at Chicago Botanic Garden. The foliage is olive green with a purple tinge on wine red stems and covered in deep purple flowers from early to mid-autumn. Attention-grabbing at CBG’s Vernonia trials, the long flowering branches interlock to hold the stems upright on the blusteriest of days. G veg 36” | Z 4-9 | 50

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POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY PLANTS

Our pollinator collection includes a diverse mix of perennials, grasses, sedges and vines to help you exceed the expectations of your customers. Incorporating these varieties into your production schedule keeps you at the forefront of market demand and positions you to capitalize on a trend that is here to stay. By incorporating these gems into your garden design you become an ambassador of the environment. As Steve’s introduction letter mentioned, we set out in 1988 to increase the appreciation of native plants, as well as raise the awareness of just how critical a roll native plants play within our delicate ecosystem. Plants are more than a luxury, they are vital to keeping our world dynamic, interactive, and alive. Did you know 75% of the world's food crops depend on pollination? With the world population projected to exceed 8 billion by year 2025, we are going to need a little help from insect pollinators. In the US alone, pollinating vectors produce $40 billion worth of products annually through the power of pollination. Join us in a moment of self-reflection, and ask what you and members of our industry are doing to advocate for improving pollinator health. Plain and simple, native plants make sense and cents—and we all know that the pennies chase the dollars. Don’t see your favorite pollinator plant on our list? Tag us on your social media outlets and let’s keep the conversation buzzing! #bumblebottom Achillea sp. and cvs. Agastache sp. and cvs. Allium cernuum Amsonia sp. and cvs. Andropogon sp. and cvs. Anemone sp. and cvs. Antennaria plantaginifolia Aquilegia canadensis sp. and cvs. Asarum canadense Asclepias sp. and cvs. Aster sp. and cvs. Baptisia sp. and cvs. Bouteloua sp. and cvs. Callirhoe involucrata Caltha palustris Carex pensylvanica Chelone sp. and cvs. Coreopsis sp. and cvs. Dicentra eximia Echinacea sp. and cvs. Elymus virginicus Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’ Eryngium yuccifolium Eupatorium sp. and cvs. Geum fragarioides Helenium sp. and cvs. Helianthus sp. and cvs. Heliopsis sp. and cvs. Hibiscus sp. and cvs. Iris sp. and cvs. Liatris sp. and cvs. Lobelia sp. and cvs. Lonicera sp. and cvs. Lupinus perennis

Mertensia virginica Monarda sp. and cvs. Oenothera sp. and cvs. Packera sp. and cvs. Panicum sp. and cvs. Penstemon sp. and cvs. Phlox sp. and cvs. Physostegia sp. and cvs. Polemonium sp. and cvs. Pycnanthemum sp. and cvs. Ratibida sp. and cvs. Rudbeckia sp. and cvs. Ruellia humilis Salvia sp. and cvs. Schizachyrium sp. and cvs. Sedum sp. and cvs. Silene caroliniana var. wherryi ‘Short and Sweet’ Solidago sp. and cvs. Sorghastrum nutans Spigelia marilandica Sporobolus heterolepis Thermopsis caroliniana Tiarella cordifolia sp. and cvs. Tradescantia sp. and cvs. Verbena hastata Vernonia sp. and cvs. Veronicastrum sp. and cvs. Zizia aurea

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NO-MOW SOLUTIONS There is something so pleasing, on a primitive level, about having a clear sight line with undulating, low-growing grasses and sedges. Whether beneath a deciduous canopy, along a steep hillside that’s impossible to mow, or as companion in a short, sunny meadow—plants included on our no-mow solutions list stay under 2’ tall, (some up to 3’ feet when in bloom) and cover the full spectrum of sunlight requirements. Go for a rich carpet of a single species planting such as the soft running of Carex pensylvanica or a textured, layered meadow of sun-drenched clumping genera such as Muhlenbergia, Bouteloua, Panicum, and Schizachyrium—you cannot go wrong with replacing tired lawn with the low-maintenance ease of these no-mow grasses and sedges. Pro-tip: Carex are an excellent replacement to traditional grasses and fescues that struggle to compete with the shallow root environment and shady canopy created by deciduous trees. Once a year, in late winter or early spring, trim these grasses and sedges to the ground in anticipation of fresh, new growth—much more enjoyable than being a slave to your lawnmower all summer long!

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About Grasses: North Creek offers a wide selection of warm and cool season grasses. Warm season grasses emerge in late spring and require warm temperatures for growth. They grow throughout the summer and stop growing after blooming in late summer or autumn. Cool season grasses prefer to grow in cooler temperatures of spring and sometimes fall. They go dormant during the heat of the summer and care must be taken not to overwater at this period. Warm Season Grasses: Andropogon, Bouteloua, Elymus, Eragrostis, Muhlenbergia, Panicum, Schizachyrium, Sorghastrum, Sporobolus Cool Season Grasses: Acorus, Calamagrostis, Carex, Chasmanthium, Deschampsia, Festuca, Juncus, Nassella, Scirpus

Acorus americanus sweetflag Sweet, spice-scented leaves which resemble that of Iris; spadix-like flowers appear in June and July, followed by dark berries. Ideal for fresh water marsh restoration, rain gardens, or bioswales GCseed - E 2-3’ | Z 3-6 | LP50

Andropogon virginicus broomsedge The more moisture-tolerant cousin of little bluestem with sleek, green summer foliage followed by coppery-orange winter tones. Larval host for Zabulon Skippers. Blooms September to November. S E GCseed 2-3’ | Z 5-8 | LP50

Andropogon gerardii big bluestem Handsome blue-green foliage and distinctive 3-pronged seedheads create a majestic presence in the landscape. Fundamental species for bioretention basins; larval host and nectar source for the Delaware and Dusted Skipper. S E GCseed 4-8’ | Z 4-9 | LP50

Bouteloua curtipendula sideoats grama Fantastic anchor species for short grass meadows or dry urban medians. A work horse in heavy, compacted soils. Purplish, oat-like spikelets create a certain effect along the flowering stem while cool temperatures coax basal foliage into hues of purple and red. S E Gseed 18-30” | Z 3-9 | LP50

Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ PPAF—NEW! big bluestem This selection comes to life as temperatures rise. Foliage emerges gray to blue green in spring, matures to green with red tinges in summer, and later transforms into reddish bronze with lavender tones in autumn after frost. Leave the foliage up through winter—the birds will thank you! S E GCveg 4-5’ | Z 4-9 | LP50

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Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ PP22048 blue grama Chartreuse flowers float horizontally amidst blue-green foliage from mid-summer into autumn. Cold hardy, adaptable, low maintenance, and highly ornamental. Light, airy, elegant, and more vigorous than the straight species. S E * Gveg 2-3’ | Z 4-9 | LP50

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Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass An easily grown, ever-changing grass with a strict upright habit. Tawny, fluffy, summer flowers turn golden in autumn. Tidy, beautiful, and very popular! Dry to average soil. Gveg S * 4-5’ | Z 5-9 | 50 + LP50 Calamagrostis brachytricha Korean feather reed grass Puffy, tawny-pink plumes September to November. Soft and lovely, one of the few flowering grasses that is happy and blooms well in the shade. Average to dry soil. Seeds freely. GCD veg S * 2-3’ | Z 5-9 | 50 + LP50 Chasmanthium latifolium Northern sea oats Attractive oat-like seedheads late summer through winter. Good dry shade naturalizer. Profound golden fall color. Found in alluvial woods and along stream banks. Seeds freely. S GCD seed * 3’ | Z 5-8 | 50 + LP50 Deschampsia cespitosa tufted hairgrass Neat and tidy! A dense, semievergreen tussock of medium green foliage through winter; showy summer flowers of silver, gold,

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Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ tufted hairgrass Selected for lustrous foliage, compact habit, and golden-yellow flowers. Flowers emerge in June and last through August. Semievergreen. S E GCveg 12-24” | Z 4-9 | LP32 Deschampsia flexuosa wavy hairgrass Tidy clumps of fine-textured evergreen foliage create the perfect woodland grass. Arching inflorescences reach 18-24" in spring. Consider this species when it's too dry for C. pensylvanica. S E GCseed 6-18” | Z 4-9 | LP50 Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye A fast-growing, mesic-meadow species that forms small, dense tufts of leafy culms. Stems are erect; light green, arching blooms present from July into August. Excellent for soil stabilization. Seedheads provide food for wildlife. E GCseed 2-3’ | Z 3-9 | LP50

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Eragrostis spectabilis purple lovegrass Fluffy clouds of bronze-red in full sun. Irresistible texture for urban sites, short meadows, and the late summer border. Combine with Ruellia and C. verticillata. Found in dry, sandy fields. Gseed - S 18-24” | Z 5-8 | LP50 Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™ PP23307 common blue fescue The intense blue foliage stays bright through all seasons for year-round interest. Flowers extend above the tiny mounds of fine powder-blue blades in late spring and summer. Flowers fade to light brown by late summer and can be cut back if preferred. This low-maintenance gem will thrive despite heat, humidity, or poor soils. Gveg 10-12” | Z 4-10 | 50 Hakonechloa macra—NEW! Hakone grass Easily flowing through the landscape, this grass softens the garden with its gracefully arching blades as they drift between plantings. The soft vibrant green of this species indigenous to the mountains of Japan lends tranquility to your plantings—especially impactful in large masses under limbed-up deciduous trees. CD veg 24-30” | Z 4-7 | LP32

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Hakonechloa macra ‘Albovariegata’—NEW! Hakone grass An elegant and noble addition to any shade landscape, this Japanese tree grass softens any major focal point in the landscape such as mature trees, boulders, or stone patios. A true graceful coloring with its creamy white margin. CD veg 24-30” | Z 5-8 | LP32

Muhlenbergia capillaris pink muhly grass Tidy clumps of fine, blue-green foliage explodes into vivid clouds of pink come autumn. A floral performance that is sheer magic when backlit by autumn sunsets. Withstands heat, humidity, and drought like a champ—does not tolerate winter wetness. GCseed ST% * 2-3’ | Z 6-11 | 50

Juncus effusus soft rush A deeply rooted anchor species ideal for wetland restoration and stormwater management. Deepgreen architectural stems form tidy clumps—plays well with C. emoryi, V. noveboracensis or H. autumnale. Excellent winter erosion control; lovely golden flowers appear atop the stems in summer. Soft Rush provides food and shelter for wildlife. GCseed - S E 3’ | Z 2-9 | LP50

Muhlenbergia reverchonii UNDAUNTED® A Plant Select® introduction selected by Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden while exploring the wilds of north central Texas. Bearing similar showy pinkish-red flowers to its cousin M. capillaris, UNDAUNTED® was selected for its more compact habit, superior drought tolerance and cold hardiness. Long lived and low-maintenance grass; a great grass for high pH urban meadows intermixed with fall flowering perennials. Gseed * 15-18” | Z 5-10 | 50

Juncus tenuis poverty rush A drought-tolerant, semi-evergreen species ideally suited for detention basins and highly compacted soils. A workhorse in the landscape, intermix with taller species. Will naturalize. GCseed - S E 1-2’| Z 3-9 | LP50

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In fall the flowers turn amber and remain attractive through winter. Not tolerant of winter wet. GCseed 18-24” | Z 7(6)-9 | 50 Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’ PP24895 switchgrass From production to the landscape, this standout selection truly is a breeze. Selected by celebrated New England landscape designer, Paul Miskovsky, ‘Cape Breeze’ is distinguished for a number of reasons including early bloom time and impressive golden inflorescences that hold tight and do not shatter, a more compact and landscapefriendly habit topping out at 3 feet, its resistance to rust and ability to push lush green foliage well into November. GCveg - S E 24-36” | Z 4-9 | 50 + LP50 Panicum virgatum A diverse species with bluish-green foliage, airy panicles and a spectrum that ranges from meadows to stormwater management. Low input plant with abundant biomass and much to give in terms of wildlife and ecosystem service. GCseed - S E 3-5’ | Z 2-9 | LP50

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Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ An unequivocally columnar steelblue selection made by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm. Wide, thick leaf blades are a bit more substantial than those of the other blues. A golden yellow color in the fall. GCveg - S E 4-5’ | Z 2-9 | LP50

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ PP25202 Our pride and joy and first ever patented introduction—this no flop, no fuss selection retains a tight, upright habit and architectural appeal from summer through winter. Evaluated in lean to rich soils in our gardens, ‘Standing Ovation’ is true to its name and worthy of applause. The summertime spikey, bluish-green foliage transitions to an array oranges, yellows, and purplish-reds in autumn. A 5.0 top-rated performer at the Penn State SEAREC Landisville, PA Trial Gardens. E * GCveg 3-4’ | Z 3-8 | 50 + LP50

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ Introduced by Dr. Hans Simon of Germany, nothing comes close to the fall color displayed of this switchgrass! The foliage tips are first to take on an attractive red cast and by the arrival of fall the coloration seeps into much of the leaf blade. The brightest red Panicum we offer. GCveg - S E 2-3’ | Z 2-9 | LP50

Scirpus cyperinus woolgrass A deeply rooted species with attractive, woolly inflorescences which turn copper in late summer. Phenomenal species for phytoremediation and bioretention. More drought tolerant than S. validus. GCseed - E 4-6’ | Z 4-8 | LP50

Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem An upright, clump-forming native grass with spiky blades of blue or green. Wispy silvery flowers occur in late summer, followed by a spectacular display of fall color changing from green and orange to deep burgundy. Consider little bluestem when conditions are too dry for A. virginicus. E * GCseed 3-4’ | Z 3-8 | LP50

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Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass Ideal anchor species for meadow restoration; incorporate with E. purpurea and A. syriaca. Bluishgreen foliage turns a translucent yellow-gold fall color and bears beautiful copper panicles. Larval host and nectar source for the Pepper and Salt Skipper. S E Gseed 3-6’ | Z 2-9 | LP50 Sporobolus heterolepis prairie dropseed Considered to be the most handsome of the prairie grasses according to Neil Diboll of Prairie Nursery, the fine textured nature of this species makes a well-defined and very distinctive border accent. Lovely, light and airy flowers in September and October release a fragrance similar to coriander. Glowing pumpkin-orange fall color. Outstanding drought tolerance. Gseed 2-3’ | Z 3-8 | 50 + LP50

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carex

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About Carex: The durability and utility of Carex is undeniable. These grass-like plants are gaining recognition and popularity in the marketplace, and for good reason—they are a key player creating the groundcover component in green infrastructure and provide stormwater management solutions. We’re hard at work trialing new species and tailoring our offering to provide landscape solutions for you! Their ability to withstand winter salt, stabilize soil and attract pollinators at a low-maintenance investment makes them a natural choice. Our Carex collection is diverse—upland to obligate species—and can handle permanently inundated soils or create a low foot traffic lawn alternative. If you’re looking to build out your groundcover collection, consider Carex.

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Carex amphibola creek sedge The native evergreen alternative to Liriope. Similar in form to C. pensylvanica and prefers deciduous shade in upland or floodplain conditions. Can take full sun with adequate moisture. GCDveg - E 8-12” | Z 3-9 | LP32

Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ ‘Kaga-nishiki’ Relaxed, loosely-arched silhouette and finely textured, bright lemonlime variegated foliage. Excellent shade groundcover. Needs adequate moisture when planted in sunny sites. Cut back in early spring. GC CDveg 10-12” | Z 5-9 | LP32

Carex appalachica Appalachian sedge Fine-textured, clump forming, and happiest in most garden settings— excluding wet feet. Seeds in to form tidy, dry shade groundcover. Great substitute for C. pensylvanica. GC CDveg 12” | Z 3-8 | LP32

Carex eburnea bristleleaf sedge Petite colonies of 6-8" soft, thread-like foliage takes on a spherical shape as inconspicuous whitish-green flower spikes appear in spring. A low foot traffic lawn alternative. Forms sizable colonies in loose, friable soils. GC CDveg 6-8” | Z 2-8 | LP32

Carex cherokeensis—NEW! Cherokee sedge We're pleased to offer this problem-solving Cherokee sedge! This clump-forming groundcover fares best in consistently moist, almost saturated soil conditions. Outstanding performer in our trial gardens with multiple seasons of interest while being low maintenance. Early spring flowers, ornamental seed heads. GCDveg - GC 12-18” | Z 6-9 | LP32

Carex emoryi Emory's sedge A wetland native that forms a thick groundcover of lush green foliage and quickly spreads to form a dense stand. This 'running' brother of C. stricta is an ideal species for stabilization of highly erodible soil. Not recommended for small landscapes. Often overlooked. GC GCDveg 24” | Z 5-9 | LP50

Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ glaucous sedge Striking blue foliage that gracefully cascades over the edge of a pot or path. Spreads slowly to form a dense, weed suppressing groundcover. Very easy to grow. CDveg - GC 8-16” | Z 5-8 | LP32 Carex flaccosperma blue wood sedge A strong, clump-forming sedge with glaucous blue to blue-green, slightly quilted, 1/2" wide leaves. An excellent companion for ferns and other woodland natives. Spreads slowly; tolerant of drought and bright shade. S CDveg - GC 6-10” | Z 5-8 | LP32 Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue® ‘HOBB’ creeping sedge Matures into a dense, rounded clump of attractive silvery-blue foliage. Good naturalizer; will remain evergreen in warmer climates. Late spring flowering. CDveg - GC 8-12” | Z 5-9 | LP32

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Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ Japanese sedge An effective and exciting groundcover with vigorous, shiny foliage and brighter variegation. Semievergreen, average to rich soils. Drought tolerant once established. CDveg GC 12” | Z 5-9 | LP32 Carex muskingumensis Muskingum sedge Outstanding unique foliage and dense, clump-forming habit. Leaf blades are almost palm-like. Found in moist meadows and along streams—does not like inundation but will thrive in damp environments. Combine with native ferns or incorporate into rain gardens. GC GCseed 2-3’| Z 4-8 | LP50

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ golden sedge Fountains of narrow leaves with broad cream stripes adorn this clump-forming shade-loving sedge. Gorgeous in the landscape and great in containers! CDveg GC 12” | Z 5-8 | LP32

Carex platyphylla silver sedge Clump-forming sedge with 1" wide powder blue foliage. Spreads slowly to form a wonderfully textured groundcover in moist or average soil under deciduous shade. An early spring haircut makes room for new growth. CDveg - GC E 8-12” | Z 4-8 | LP32

Carex pensylvanica oak sedge, Pennsylvania sedge A highly versatile native groundcover for average to dry, deciduous shade. Spreads slowly via rhizomes. Perfect for a low traffic shade lawn alternative. Very popular! CDveg - GC 8-10” | Z 4-8 | LP32

Carex radiata Eastern star sedge Very adaptable, preferring dappled sunlight to medium shade, moist to mesic conditions, and a rich loamy soil with abundant organic matter. Incorporate with native ferns or spring ephemerals such as Mertensia virginica and mayapple. Seeds are enjoyed by songbirds. CDveg - GC 1-2’ | Z 4-8 | LP32

Carex plantaginea seersucker sedge Shiny, deep-green, puckered leaves provide unique texture. Thin, black-tipped flowers occur early to mid-spring. An excellent evergreen groundcover for average to moist shade. Basal foliage overwinters. CDveg - GC 8-10” | Z 4-8 | LP32

A go-to Carex to plant in large masses, thriving even in the dry space below trees. Extremely salt tolerant! S CDveg 15-18” | Z 3-8 | LP32 Carex stricta tussock sedge Elegantly arching, rich green foliage forms large tussocks. A clump former that is right at home in a rain garden. GCseed 2-3’ | Z 5-8 | LP50 Carex vulpinoidea fox sedge Key species for bioretention, phytoremediation, rain gardens, and bioswales. Matures into an attractive tuft of narrow foliage via a rhizomatous and fibrous root system. Seedheads radiate from the center of each clump and resemble that of a fox's tail. GCDseed - E GC S 1-3’ | Z 3-7 | LP50

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Steep hillsides, sandy soil, banks along a water feature—the one thing these areas have in common is a need for erosion control during inclement weather. Soil stabilization is the key to maintaining a landscape as wind and rain can lead to surface soil runoff and erode the landscape over time. With proper physical erosion control barriers, stormwater management techniques, and species selection, these trials become points of interest rather than insurmountable challenges.

The idea of plants being able to withstand salt seems counterintuitive—the chemical nature of the sodium and chlorine ions break down plant cells as it binds to other molecules and disrupts the pathways plants use to absorb water and nutrients—effectively stopping the critical photosynthesis process when salt is in high enough quantities. But as always, nature finds a way, and some plants not only mildly tolerate salt but thrive in it. This list, originally featured in our weekly The Plug® email, is full of plants that have evolved in conditions with higher than normal salinity. In areas surrounding roadways or ocean shores, selecting plants with high salt tolerance leads to greater planting success as they are durable and adapted such conditions.

We offer a full selection of perennials, ferns, and grasses that run the light tolerance gamut of full sun to shade—providing beautiful green solutions to stabilizing soil no matter the cultural requirements. Acorus americanus Agastache foeniculum Allium cernuum Andropogon sp. Aster sp. and cvs. Antennaria plantaginifolia Caltha palustris Carex sp. and cvs. Chasmanthium latifolium Chrysogonum sp. and cvs. Erigeron 'Lynnhaven Carpet' Eupatorium sp. and cvs. Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Geum fragarioides Iris versicolor Juncus effusus Juncus tenuis Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea Matteuccia struthiopteris Monarda bradburiana Monarda didyma and cvs. Monarda fistulosa and cvs. Nepeta sp. and cvs. Oenothera sp. and cvs. Packera aurea Packera sp. Panicum virgatum and cvs. Pycnanthemum sp. and cvs. Rubus calycinoides Ruellia humilis Schizachyrium scoparium and cvs. Scirpus sp. Solidago sp. Sorghastrum nutans

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About Ferns: All our fronds can find something they fancy within this collection— from tasty fiddleheads, painted pinnae, and architectural grace to species that take hold and work hard to get the upper hand on soil erosion—we’ve got you covered. Offered in the Landscape Plug™ LP32, these husky plugs are a quick turn in production and ready to root for your success. North Creek’s fern collection is a customer favorite and become available to ship in early April. It is our guarantee that ferns received from The Creek will arrive healthy, actively growing and ready for potting. To ensure the best possible plant quality is hitting your production line—we only ship ferns in active growth.

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Adiantum pedatum northern maidenhair Elegant, bright green fronds held atop shiny black stipes. Spreads via shallow rhizomes to form a dense groundcover. Prefers moist, rich, well-drained acidic to neutral soil under bright shade. CDveg 12-30” | Z 2-8 | LP32

Athyrium Genus: Handsome crowns of feathery fronds are typical of this genus. Strong-growing and dependable, the Lady Ferns are great garden plants. Athyrium ‘Godzilla’—NEW! Japanese painted fern An introduction by Plant Delights Nursery in 2009, this Japanese painted fern is a monster. Growing up to 3' tall and spreading up to 6' wide, 'Godzilla' has the appearance of 'Picta' with the punch of an ostrich fern. 'Godzilla' is great in shady locations in moist soil to dry shade. CDveg 2-3’ | Z 5-8 | LP32 Athyrium angustum forma rubellum ‘Lady in Red’ lady fern Just as lovely as the species but with dramatic, burgundy stipes that put on quite a show against

lacy, bright green fronds. Lady fern all dolled up! CDveg 2-3’ | Z 3-8 | LP32 Athyrium filix-femina lady fern A brilliant flush of new fronds in spring with new growth throughout the season. Tolerates full sun with adequate moisture; however, flourishes in bright shade with evenly moist soil. Tough as nails and easy to grow. CDveg 2-3’ | Z 5-10 | LP32 Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’ lady fern Selected for finely divided fronds whose pinnae (leaflets crisscross to form X's with crested pinnae tips. Very easy to grow. These frilly, feathery fronds have graced gardens since the reign of their namesake queen. CDveg 18-24” | Z 4-9 | LP32 Athyrium niponicum ‘Regal Red’ Japanese painted fern A tapestry effect comes to life between dark, violet-red frond interiors and bright, silvery-green edges. Slightly twisted pinnules portray a fluffy appearance. A unique, uniform, and tidy, slowly spreading groundcover. CDveg 15-18” | Z 4-9 | LP32

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Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ autumn fern A colorful groundcover from start to finish—attractive pink fiddleheads unfurl to reveal varying hues of coppery-red new growth that mature into lustrous, evergreen fronds. Good drainage recommended; adaptable to various soil types. CDveg 18-24” | Z 5-8 | LP32 Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Parsley’—NEW! male fern An easy-going, deer-resistant fern with crinkly crested foliage. Looking similar to Dryopteris 'Cristata the King', this is a great conversation starter in the garden, planted along the shaded path where its diminutive nature can be looked upon with ease. CDveg 18-24” | Z 4-8 | LP32 Dryopteris goldiana Goldie's woodfern Short, creeping rhizomes extend into stately stands of broadly arching, medium to dark green fronds. Our largest and most attractive native woodfern. CDveg 3-4’ | Z 3-8 | LP32

Dryopteris marginalis Eastern woodfern Leathery, evergreen fronds of this sturdy East Coast native form a tidy clump that will not spread. Occurs on rocky ledges and shady edges in neutral to slightly acidic soils. More shade required in southern zones. CDveg 12-18” | Z 3-8 | LP32 Dryopteris × australis Dixie woodfern A statuesque addition to the garden, this hybrid (D. celsa × D. ludoviciana) is found in wild populations from Louisiana to Virginia. Coarse, slightly arching fronds remain upright. CDveg 3-4’ | Z 5-9 | LP32 Matteuccia struthiopteris ostrich fern The award for most dramatic goes to... ostrich fern! Tiny, tightly wound, almost alien-looking fiddleheads emerge early spring and slowly unfurl into an arresting display of brilliant, dark green fronds that reach nearly 4 feet in the landscape. Individual sterile fronds have a feathery effect and very dramatic tapper—suggestive of the plume of an ostrich. The transformation is something to behold. Added bonus: young fiddleheads are edible and an excellent source of vitamins

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EVERGREEN BASAL FOLIAGE Beyond the color of a flower or the shape of a leaf, there are many other plant characteristics that can enhance a garden design. We often consider factors such as plant height or the textural qualities of seedheads, but do we ever stop to think about utilizing something as innate as a plant survival mechanism? Evergreen basal rosettes are modified stems with a circular arrangement of leaves that assist plants in surviving harsh winters, outcompeting other plants, and helping to protect from herbivory. Incorporating plants with evergreen basal rosettes into your garden design can lend interest in winter, prevent weed seed germination, and provide ecosystem services such as animal habitat and erosion control. A little less time weeding and a bit more time enjoying the beauty of your garden—sounds pretty good to us!

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About Vines: Add a vertical appeal to your perennial program with one of our outstanding native vines. The lush green foliage of our Lonicera collection is covered spring through summer in shades of yellow, orange, and crimson flowers. These long lasting and prolific blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, while the fruits will draw in the likes of goldfinch, hermit thrush, purple finch and American robin. Looking for an award-winning Carolina jessamine reliably hardy to zone 6? We’ve got a beauty by the name of ‘Margarita’. Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’ Carolina jessamine Profuse display of fragrant, bright yellow, funnel-shaped blooms in early to mid-spring. Evergreen foliage takes on purple winter tones with reddish-brown stems. Selected for exceptional cold hardiness. Support for twining.

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A Gold Medal Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. S GCveg 8-12’ | Z 6-9 | 50 Lonicera sempervirens trumpet honeysuckle Showy, two-toned, crimson to redorange 2” trumpet-shaped flowers with a yellow throat. Reliably blooms from spring into autumn when the floral display is succeeded by attractive ornamental berries. Larval host for the Spring Azure and Snowberry Clearwing Moth. Trellis along a fence or pergola; prune after flowering to give yourself and the plant better shape. Locally sourced in Chester County, PA. S GCveg 10-20’ | Z 4-8 | 50 Lonicera sempervirens ‘Magnifica’ A garden-worthy selection shared with us by PA plantsman and dear friend, Charles Cresson. ‘Magnifica’ lives up to its name with sweetly scented, coral-colored flowers with a golden inner accent blooming May through June. Will flower on both new and previous year’s growth. S GCveg 4-7’ | Z 4-8 | 50

deep blue flowers have extra-large blooms that last for weeks on end with powdery green-gray foliage. Superior low growing habit, excellent landscape and cut flower appeal. Gveg * 30-40” | Z 5-8 | LP32

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ Found by Charles Wheeler—former president of the NC Botanical Garden Foundation, along the Carolina coast. ‘Major Wheeler’ is not shy when it comes to blooming and is the most intense and prolific red-flowering selection available. From production to landscape, this top seller makes friends all around. If you’re searching for a showstopper, your search ends here. S GCveg 3-8’ | Z 4-8 | 50

Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’ blue mist shrub, bluebeard ‘Dark Knight’ is shrouded in a cloud of blue from late summer into early fall—a reliable performer with a profusion of deep blue flowers and a tidy, upright growth habit of soft, gray-green foliage. Fragrant and very attractive to pollinators. Gveg * 2-3’ | Z 5-9 | LP32

About Woodies: Our collection of woody shrubs packs a punch! Whether you need a plant for the sun or in the shade, our shrubs are covered in blooms and pollinators—providing much needed longlasting nectar sources later in the season.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas' Halo’ PP24783—NEW! smooth hydrangea Since incorporation into our trial gardens, this Rick Ray selection has been drawing attention from customers and pollinators alike! Deep, bluish-green, leathery foliage and 14" wide, pure white lace cap blooms make for a stunning combination in any setting. This native selection stands tall and never flops. GCveg * 3-5 | Z 3-9 | LP32

Caryopteris × clandonensis Blue Empire™—NEW! blue mist shrub, bluebeard According to our friends at Plantipp, the motto of this stunning new Caryopteris is big, blue, and beautiful! We found that to be 100% true in our own trial gardens. Long stacked flower wands of

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DEER-RESISTANT PLANTS Oh, dear! The deer are at it again! You’re probably tired of hearing this but we cannot stress this fact enough—deerresistant does not mean deer-PROOF! In lean times, when food sources are scarce, these beautiful yet destructive creatures will eat just about anything verdant and lush. However, plants included on this list are generally the last thing a deer will try in the garden. These plants have evolved instep with deer pressure and are typically unpalatable—unless under extreme duress. So, go on, Bambi—make our day.

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GROUNDCOVERS What makes a groundcover? While a low height is preferred, what truly makes a plant a groundcover is the way it expands to form solid, interconnected mats of foliage. Their ability to form dense leaf cover smothers and eliminates weeds naturally, while providing multiple seasons of interest from flower to foliage. We have chosen our top-performing perennial groundcovers for commonly found challenging landscapes: moist sun, dry sun, moist shade, and dry shade. These groundcovers form herbaceous mats, spread steadily, and max out at an 18” height in the landscape.

MOIST SUN Usually found in low-lying areas with poor soil drainage, moistureloving perennials grow robustly in sunny, moist sites. They are happy with wet feet and are less likely to develop diseases associated with high moisture levels, such as mildew. These selections are typically found along streams, ponds, or low areas prone to seasonal flooding typical of wet meadow environments. In the cultivated garden they are ideal for a low spot where water collects and are excellent options for rain gardens.

DRY SUN Dry sun is a common condition found along exposed slopes, near walls or pathways absorbing and emitting heat, or newly constructed buildings or developments where UV is plentiful and the soil quality poor and rocky. Fortunately, quite a few plants have adapted to these hot, dry circumstances, especially those originally found in the prairies or in the steppes. Here are some tough perennials that can withstand heat, uneven moisture levels, poor soil, and glaring sun.

MOIST SHADE Species native to these environmental elements originate from deciduous forests with rich, moist soils. Moistureloving, shade-tolerant perennials thrive in soggy or saturated soil conditions, don’t mind wet feet, and are less likely to develop diseases associated with high moisture, such as mildew. Usually found in low-lying areas with poor soil drainage, these groundcovers provide lush texture and seasonal appeal in gardens where tall buildings and mature canopy with long shadows can limit perennial selection.

Alchemilla mollis ‘Auslese’ Anemone sp. and cvs. Aster ‘Wood’s Pink’ Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ Aster novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’ Caltha palustris Carex vulpinoidea Chelone obliqua Tiny Tortuga™ Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ Geranium macrorrhizum and cvs. Helenium autumnale ‘Mariachi™ Helenium flexuosum ‘Tiny Dancer’ Heuchera villosa ‘Caramel’ Hypericum calycinum Juncus tenuis Mimulus ringens Monarda bradburiana Packera obovata Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Little Goldstar’ Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’ Solidago Little Lemon® Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Achillea sp. and cvs. Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ Antennaria plantaginifolia Aster oblongifolius ‘October Skies’ Bouteloua sp. and cvs. Calamintha nepeta and cvs. Coreopsis pubescens ‘Sunshine Superman’ Coreopsis verticillata and cvs. Eragrostis spectabilis Eriogonum allenii ‘Little Rascal’ Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ Hypericum calycinum and cvs. Kalimeris incisa ‘Blue Star’ Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea Muhlenbergia reverchonii Undaunted® Nassella tenuissima Nepeta sp. and cvs. Oenothera sp. and cvs. Rubus calycinoides Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’ Salvia nemorosa cvs. Sedum sp. and cvs. Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ Stachys byzantina and cvs.

Adiantum pedatum Athyrium sp. and cvs. Carex appalachica Carex cherokeensis Carex flaccosperma Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ Carex dolichostachya ‘Gold Fountains’ Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue® Carex plantaginea Carex platyphylla Carex radiata Chrysogonum virginianum and cvs. Dryopteris sp. and cvs. Helleborus Brandywine™ Heuchera sp. and cvs. Onoclea sensibilis Packera aurea Phegopteris decursive-pinnata Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ Polemonium reptans and cvs. Spigelia marilandica Stylophorum diphyllum Tiarella cordifolia and cvs. Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’ Woodwardia virginica

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resource guide DRY SHADE Most perennials adapted to cool, shady conditions are native to rich, moist deciduous forests. However, dry shade is one of the most common garden challenges—especially along shaded slopes, areas close to building foundations, under eaves, or beneath mature trees thirsty for any available soil moisture. In such competitive conditions, many shade perennials fail to thrive—but with the right plants—these gardens transform from a challenge into a delight. Asarum canadense Aster divaricatus ‘Eastern Star’ Callisia rosea ‘Morning Grace’ Carex appalachica Carex eburnea Carex dolichostachya Gold FountainsTM Carex flaccosperma Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue® Carex pensylvanica Carex plantaginea Carex platyphylla Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’ Chrysogonum virginianum and cvs. Deschampsia flexuosa Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ Dryopteris marginalis Dicentra eximia Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’ Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Geranium maculatum and cvs. Geum fragarioides Helleborus foetidus Heuchera longiflora Heuchera villosa ‘Caramel’ Heuchera macrorhiza ‘Autumn Bride’ Meehania cordata Packera aurea Phlox stolonifera and cvs. Phlox divaricata and cvs. Polystichum acrostichoides Polystichum polyblepharum Scutellaria ovata Sedum ternatum ‘Larinem Park’ Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’

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BLACK WALNUT TOLERANT PLANTS (Black Walnut on the site or recently taken down) Black walnut, or Juglans nigra, is a deciduous tree commonly found in the landscape blanketing the East Coast. While a beautiful shade tree with delicious fruits that support wildlife, this species produces the allelochemical juglone which is toxic and growth-stunting to vegetation and therefore prevents plant establishment in proximity of the root zone. Juglone persists in the soil for years after a walnut tree is gone—this lingering effect has the power to keep beautiful perennials at bay. Luckily, quite a few native plants have adapted to this pressure and can survive in soils with juglone present. For those struggling to find something beautiful that can tolerate black walnut, this list includes perennials, grasses, and ferns that thrive in areas where black walnut was growing or still exists for full sun to shady conditions. Allium cernuum Andropogon sp. and cvs. Anemone sp. and cvs. Aster sp. and cvs. Bouteloua sp. and cvs. Calamagrostis sp. and cvs. Chasmanthium latifolium Deschampsia sp. and cvs. Dicentra eximia Elymus virginicus Eragrostis spectabilis Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ Hakonechloa macra ‘Albovariegata’ Helleborus Brandywine Helleborus foetidus Heuchera sp. and cvs. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas Halo’ Iris sp. and cvs. Juncus sp. and cvs. Lonicera sp. and cvs. Mertensia virginica Monarda sp. and cvs. Muhlenbergia sp. and cvs. Panicum sp. and cvs. Phlox sp. and cvs. Polemonium reptans cvs. Polystichum sp. and cvs. Schizachyrium scoparium and cvs. Sorghastrum nutans Sporobolus heterolepis Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ Stachys byzantina and cvs. Tradescantia sp. and cvs.

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North Creek is a wholesale supplier of starter plants and Landscape Plugs™. Plants are sold only in complete flats of the quantities listed on our availability. We are not able to mix varieties within flats—for the sanity of our inventory manager there is zero flexibility with this rule.

TERMS + CONDITIONS OF SALE MINIMUM ORDER North Creek is wholesale to the trade. There is a $500 minimum for first time orders, and customers are required to submit a valid business license. There is no minimum order for existing customers.

Orders will be acknowledged within 48 hours; however, at times of high business volume, our sales and customer service team will acknowledge your request within three days of inquiry receipt. It is important to carefully review your North Creek Order Confirmation. Please contact our office immediately if you see a discrepancy or have not yet received your acknowledgement.

DEADLINES All new orders and revisions to existing orders must be received by 3:00pm on Thursday for shipment the following week (subject to availability). Cancellations received less than a week prior to shipment or pickup date are subject to a 20% restocking fee.

ORDER PLACEMENT 610.255.4762 fax order@northcreeknurseries.com 877.ECO.PLUG (610.255.0100) www.northcreeknurseries.com

CRITICAL ORDER DETAILS • Company and contact names • Billing and shipping addresses • Sales tax exemption number (PA, NJ only) • Phone and fax number, email address • Requested ship date and method • Method of payment

GUARANTEE North Creek plants are guaranteed to be true to name and to arrive in good condition. We will be glad to replace or issue full credit for plants proven to be incorrectly represented. Due to a wide range of grower experience and nursery conditions we cannot guarantee successful growth after potting, but please let us know about any disappointments you experience. We are happy to help. PAYMENTS We accept all major credit cards for pre-payment of your order. Invoices are charged at the time of shipment. Freight charges are based on weight and applied at the time of shipment. You may also download a credit application from our website to request Net 30 Day terms.

All plants are grown in a standard 10" × 20" flat. The more plugs per tray, the smaller the plug.

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CLAIMS It is essential to inspect your shipment upon arrival. Claims will not be reviewed for shortages or errors unless reported within 1 week of receipt of goods—we require photos of damaged material. We are not liable for the productivity of plants once they are potted since we have no control over their management once they arrive at your site. CUSTOMERS WITH TERMS All bills are due at net in 30 days. 2% interest per month (24% year) will be added to any bills left unpaid after 30 days. Accounts showing 60 days past due will automatically be put on hold and no orders will be shipped until payment arrangements have been made. All available or accrued discounts will be forfeited until the account has been brought up to date. A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks. The buyer agrees that if an overdue invoice remains unpaid they shall be liable for collection charges including reasonable attorney fees. Action to enforce payment shall fall under the jurisdiction of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Prices are subject to change without notice.


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THE PLUG® An ecological and landscape focused newsletter with informative tips on how to utilize Landscape Plugs™. Delivered Wednesday morning to your inbox.

All Plugs: 72, 50, LP32 & LP50 Landscape Plug: LP32 & LP50 Limited Offering: Unique items not included in our core product mix AVAILABILITY With Plant of the Week Delivered Monday mornings on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly frequency—you choose!

PLANT TAGS North Creek is proud to offer a custom line of pot tags! These large, sturdy plastic tags complement our plants with sharp photography, detailed descriptions, care instructions and habitat information. Often a photo sells the plant, so we’ve worked hard to produce a one-of-a-kind sales tool that will be a beautiful and informative way for you and your customers to promote your products. The custom tags are available for most plants in our catalog, with the exception of some restoration species in our Landscape Plug™ size. The price is .14 per tag, bundled in the quantity of plants per flat. Tags will be shipped with all patented varieties unless otherwise requested.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS + AVAILABILITY North Creek is committed to providing customers with information that is relevant to your organization. We send timely updates and new product announcements to our e-marketing list in addition to exclusive offers and new product previews.

Availability for our product mix is updated daily at: https://www.northcreeknurseries.com/Availability

Horticultural Sizes

72 plug

An economical starter plug for horticultural varieties. 72 per flat Cell depth: 2.25" Cell width: 1.52" Cell volume: 3.60"3

50 plug

A larger starter plug for plants with bigger root systems or broad leaves. 50 per flat Cell depth: 2.37" Cell width: 1.90" Cell volume: 6.77"3

Landscape Plug™ Sizes

LP32 plug

A husky plug for shallow rooted species including our ferns and sedges. 32 per flat Cell depth: 4.00" Cell width: 2.22" Cell volume: 10.07"3

LP50 plug

A deep plug for deep roots and a fast start in a container or in the landscape. 50 per flat Cell depth: 5.00" Cell width: 2.00" Cell volume: 11.90"3

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CORPORATE OFFICE + DISPLAY GARDENS 388 North Creek Road Landenberg, PA 19350

CUSTOMER PICKUP + SHIPPING FACILITY 124 Wedgewood Road Oxford, PA 19363 (Directions listed below)

OFFICE HOURS 8am−5pm EST, Monday−Friday

PICK-UP HOURS 7:30am—3:30pm, Tuesday—Friday

NO CUSTOMER PICK-UPS ARE AVAILABLE HERE. YOU MUST CALL AHEAD AND GO TO OUR OXFORD, PA FACILITY.

PICK-UPS MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE. CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR PICK-UP.

FROM US ROUTE 1 Take PA-841 exit toward West Grove, follow PA-841 South. Turn right at the stop sign to follow PA-841/Evergreen St. Turn left at the traffic light in West Grove to continue on PA-841 South/Prospect Ave. At the third stop sign, turn right to continue on PA-841 South/ Wickerton Rd. At the next stop sign, continue straight onto North Creek Road (leaving PA-841). Our driveway is 0.2 miles ahead on the right. FROM DELAWARE Follow PA-896 into Pennsylvania. Turn right onto PA-841 North just after the village of Kemblesville. Travel 2.0 miles on PA-841, turn right onto North Creek Road. Our driveway is 0.2 miles ahead on the right.

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PICK-UP To ensure your order is ready upon arrival, please contact customer service to schedule a date and time for pick-up. If your pick-up time is not scheduled beforehand, you or your driver may experience delays. If you prefer orders be boxed for pick-up, please notify customer service when placing the order. A $6.50 per box charge applies to all boxed customer pick-ups. No handling charges are incurred.

FROM THE NORTH Take US-1 South to the PA-10 exit toward Cochranville/Oxford. Turn right at the end of the ramp to follow PA-10 South. Keep straight for 2.8 miles through downtown Oxford. Turn right onto Wedgewood Rd. (Cameron’s True Value hardware store is at corner just before turn.) Our facility is 0.5 mile ahead on the left. Please follow the signs to customer pick-up in the back.

FROM THE SOUTH Take I-95 North to Exit 100 for MD-272. Turn left onto MD-272 North and follow for 7.6 miles, crossing into PA. After the state line, keep STRAIGHT onto Barnsley Rd., leaving PA-272. After the RR tracks, continue straight for 0.25 mile, as Barnsley Rd. becomes Baltimore Pike. Turn left onto Wedgewood Rd.; Cameron’s True Value hardware store is on the corner. Our facility is 0.5 mile ahead on the left. Please follow the signs around to the customer pickup area in the back.

SHIPPING NORTH CREEK TRUCKS North Creek is delighted to provide delivery on our trucks to locations within 600 miles of our shipping facility in Oxford, PA. Orders of 35 flats or more may be eligible for North Creek truck shipment if we can coordinate with other orders in your area. A per flat rate will be applied to all truck shipments based on distance from our shipping facility. If you prefer to receive plants on a North Creek truck, please let Customer Service know at the time of your order. We will do our best to honor this request. In some instances, we might also contact you to see if receiving your order on our truck is acceptable.


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PALLET + RACK SHIPMENTS Our shipping options have expanded to better serve you! We currently ship via XPO and FedEx Freight to ensure competitive market rates. Pallets cost $7.00 each. Box/Handling and outside carrier charges apply when shipping on a pallet (see below, Box Dimensions & Charges). All freight, pallet charges, and box/handling charges are applied once your order has been assembled. We will gladly provide freight quotes at the time your order is placed. Orders totaling 32 flats or more may also ship using our cost-effective custom wooden rack—no boxes needed! Rack shipments provide several advantages over boxed shipments, including significantly increased air circulation while in transit, reduced cardboard waste, and reduced customer time and labor costs. An on-site forklift or loading dock is required to receive your shipment on our custom wooden rack. If you wish to utilize our rack shipment option, please contact Customer Service for additional information. A $90 charge per wooden rack will be applied in addition to the outside carrier charge. 1/2 Rack Shipments Available!

RACK DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES 46" (l) × 46" (w) × 81" (h) 80 flat rack—72 & 50 plug flats 64 flat rack—LP32 & LP50 plug flats (Capacities are general & may vary.) BOXED SHIPMENTS We partner with FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and UPS Ground. All liners are wrapped in a netting material to secure individual plugs throughout transit. A per-box handling charge and outside carrier charge is applied once the order is assembled and processed (see below, Box Dimensions & Charges). If you need final shipping costs for a boxed shipment, please request this from Customer Service when placing your order.

BOX DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES Small Box (21" × 12" × 9") Price per box: $6.50 each 50 & 72 plug flats—fits 2 per box LP32 & LP50 plug flats—fits 1 per box Medium Box (21" × 12" × 15") Price per box: $6.50 each 50 & 72 plug flats—fits 3 per box LP32 & LP50 plug flats—fits 2 per box Large Box (21" ×12" × 18") Price per box: $6.50 each 50 & 72 plug flats—fits 4 per box LP32 & LP50 plug flats—fits 2 per box (Box capacities are general & may vary.) CANADIAN DELIVERIES Over the years, we've explored many options to reduce international freight costs. We have found that the best way to ship into Canada is to simply deliver it ourselves! The North Creek sales team looks forward to building truck runs into Ontario, Quebec and surrounding areas. A $4.50 per flat shipping charge applies to all orders delivered to Canada via the North Creek truck. For more information and to find out if we can deliver to your area, please contact Customer Service.

Canada and Destinations Requiring Phytosanitary Certification Canadian Shipments Canadian orders require a USDA Phytosanitary Certification to ship for each order. Orders must be placed 3 weeks in advance to allow for inspection and required treatment. A $30.00 fee for certification and $1.00/flat drench fee will be added to shipments. Drench fee not to exceed $50.00. Pallet and boxed shipments to Canada are sent via UPS International or FedEx International. We strongly recommend our wooden rack option as the transit times Canada may take 3 days or more. Please contact Customer Service for further details.

North Creek is SANC (Systems Approach to Nursery Certification) compliant. This certification allows us to ship into all US states using the SANC certification instead of obtaining a phytosanitary certificate. AZ, CA, ID, MT, NE, NY, OR, UT, and WA require a SANC Certificate. SANC Certificates are required for orders containing grasses and carex shipping to CO and NM. We are unable to ship grasses into OR and UT. We do not ship plant material into MT from June through September. There is no fee for SANC Certificates. All orders using SANC require a drench. The fee for drenching is $1.00/flat and is not to exceed $50.00. Standard order deadlines apply.

shipping

Cost per flat within U.S. $3.50—up to 150 miles $4.50—151 to 300 miles $5.50—301 to 600 miles (Additional fees may apply for difficult delivery areas.)

SUMMER SHIPMENTS During the warm summer months, we might suggest delaying your shipment to ensure your order arrives in the best possible condition. If delaying a shipment is simply not possible, we offer and recommend expedited services to reduce the transit time of your order and reduce the risk of possible losses.

WINTER SHIPMENTS Many of our plants are acclimated to unheated greenhouses during the winter months for vernalization. If you receive dormant material during this time of year, we recommend taking extra precautions to ensure viability upon transplant. When placing the plants in a warm greenhouse, it is important not to overwater the material or subject them to drastic temperature fluctuations. If you have questions or are uncertain on how to best manage dormant material, please contact Customer Service. We will happily direct you to a member of our growing team for additional information and guidance to ensure your success.

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RAIN GARDENS Right plant, right place— proper species selection is the determining factor for a project’s success. This 3-zone guide is based on the soil moisture gradient and serves as a tool for choosing species that will quickly knit together to form stable plant communities.

ZONE 1 Acorus americanus Asclepias incarnata and cvs. Athyrium filix-femina and cvs. Athyrium hybrids Athyrium niponicum cvs. Caltha palustris Carex amphibola Carex comosa Carex emoryi Carex lurida Carex radiata Carex stricta Carex vulpinoidea Chelone glabra Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ Dryopteris × australis Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ Dryopteris golidana Dryopteris marginalis Eupatorium dubium ‘Little Joe’ Eupatorium fistulosum Eupatorium perfoliatum Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum ‘Gateway’ Helenium sp. and cvs. Hibiscus moscheutos Iris versicolor Juncus effusus Juncus tenuis Lobelia cardinalis and cvs. Lobelia siphilitica Matteuccia struthiopteris Mimulus ringens Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Packera aurea Scirpus cyperinus Scirpus validus Solidago graminifolia Verbena hastata Vernonia noveboracensis Veronicastrum virginicum and cvs.

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ZONE 2 Andropogon gerardii Aster novae-angliae and cvs. Aster novi-belgii Carex amphibola Carex pensylvanica Carex radiata Chasmanthium latifolium Deschampsia cespitosa and cvs. Eryngium yuccifolium Eupatorium dubium ‘Little Joe’ Eupatorium fistulosum Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’ Eupatorium perfoliatum Eupatorium purpureum and cvs. Helenium sp. and cvs. Juncus effusus Juncus tenuis Liatris spicata Monarda didyma and cvs.. Monarda fistulosa and cvs.. Panicum virgatum and cvs. Physostegia virginiana cvs. Pycnanthemum flexuosum Pycnanthemum muticum Rudbeckia laciniata Rudbeckia maxima Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ Sorghastrum nutans Thalictrum rochebrunianum Tradescantia hybrids Tradescantia ohiensis and cvs.

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ZONE 3 Amsonia hubrichtii Andropogon virginicus Asclepias purpurascens Asclepias tuberosa Asclepias verticillata Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’ Aster novae-angliae and cvs. Aster novi-belgii Baptisia sp. and cvs. Bouteloua curtipendula Calamintha cvs. Callirhoe involucrata Carex appalachica Chasmanthium latifolium Coreopsis sp. and cvs. Echinacea sp. and cvs. Eragrostis spectabilis Eupatorium hyssopifolium Geranium sp. and cvs. Helianthus sp. and cvs. Heliopsis sp. and cvs. Monarda sp. and cvs. Nepeta cvs. Oenothera sp. and cvs. Panicum sp. and cvs. Penstemon sp. and cvs. Phlox paniculata cvs. Physostegia virginiana cvs. Pycnanthemum flexuosum Pycnanthemum muticum Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers’ Rudbeckia triloba Ruellia humilis Schizachyrium sp. and cvs. Solidago ‘Solar Cascade’ Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ Solidago sempervirens Sorghastrum nutans Thermopsis sp. and cvs. Verbena stricta Vernonia lettermanii ‘Iron Butterfly’

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