Middlesex Conservation District

Middlesex Conservation District

Perennials

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Native Late Season Pollinator Garden  – $25

This collection contains native plants that provides valuable late season nectar for pollinators – bees, butterflies, etc – and a burst of color for your garden after the spring blooms have passed. All are best grown in sun in average to moist soil. All are in 2.5” pots:

Aster ‘October Skies’ (Aster oblongifolius) – 2’, sun, deep blue violet flowers Aug-Oct.
Boltonia ‘Snowbank’ (Boltonia asteroides) – 4’, sun, white flowers Aug-Sept.
Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virg. Albo Roseum ) –4’-6’, sun, pinkish white flower spikes July-Aug.
Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata) – 2’-4’, sun, purple flowers Jul -Sept.
Joe Pye Weed ‘Gateway’ (Eupatorium maculatum) – 4’-5’, sun, mauve pink flowers July-Sept.
Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia tomentosa) – 3’-5’, yellow flowers July-Oct.



 

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Daylilies            S

Long lived, low maintenance, easy perennials for sun, flowering in summer. Indestructible. All sold as bareroot plants.



Daylily ‘Big Time Happy’
18″, 4″ canary yellow flowers.    
    $5

 

 

Daylily ‘Pardon Me’
18”, burgundy red, reblooms.      $6

 

 


Daylily ‘South Seas’
30″, 5″ coral flowers, prolific bloomer.      $6

 

 


Daylily ‘Diva’s Choice’

24”, bright pink 5” flowers, ruffled yellow edge.       $9

            

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Hostas          PS/Sh

Hostas are low maintenance plants for part to full shade. Bare root divisions: please choose Landscape Pack or ‘Brother Stefan‘:

Landscape Pack:     Included are: ‘Francee’ (14”, green/white edging), ‘First Frost’ (16”, blue green leaves, gold margins) ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ (20”, lt green/cream edging), ‘Minuteman’ (18”, deep green bright white wide edges), ‘Paul’s Glory’ (24”, gold leaves with green margin), and ‘Velvet Moon’ (18”, green with very wide gold edging).            6/$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosta ‘Brother Stefan’

Hosta ‘Brother Stefan’
Giant variety, 2’ tall x 4’ wide, wavy dark green leaves heavily marked with bright gold center. Takes several years to reach mature size.       $9

 

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Aster ‘Snow Flurry’ (Aster ericoides)  N/S/PS
Native aster, very short, 6”-8” tall, mat of attractive foliage followed by a carpet of white flowers in Aug-Sept.       2.5″ pot   $5

 


Astilbe ‘Happy Spirit’  (Astilbe x)   PS
Dark foliage, red stems, and upright fluffy white flower spikes early summer, needs moist soil, 2’.  Bare root division      $5

 

 


Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)   N/PS/Sh
Native woodland poppy 12”-18”, yellow flowers April-May, attractive foliage, needs moist soil.   
   2.5″ pot   $6

 



Coneflower ‘Mellow Yellow’
(Echinacea purpurea)   N/S
Variety of native purple coneflower but in mixed yellow colors; flowers can range from pale yellow to deep gold, 2’.  3″ plug     $5

 


Fern ‘Lady in Red’ (Athyrium filix-femina)   N/PS/Sh
Selection of native lady fern, 18”-30”, bright green lacy foliage contrasts with dark red stems.   2.5″ pot     $6


 


Geranium ‘Espresso’ (Geranium maculatum)  N/S/PS
‘Espresso’ is an unusual selection of native spotted geranium with chocolate colored foliage and lavender flowers, 2’.    2.5″pot     $7

 


Golden Columbine 
(Aquilegia chrysantha) N/S/PS
Native perennial to 3’, long spurred bright yellow flowers in early spring, attracts butterflies.  2.5″ pot     $5

 


Gray Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)  N/S
Tall native 3’-5’, yellow flowers with long trailing petals from June-Aug, attracts butterflies.   2.5″ pot     $5


 

Hellebore ‘Brandywine Mix’ (Helleborus orientalis)   PS/Sh
Dramatic plant for shade, nodding flowers in April can be white, pink, purple, yellow; evergreen foliage, 12”-18”.         2.5” pot   
$8


 


Heuchera ‘Spellbound’ (Heuchera x)    PS/Sh
Foliage plant, silvery ruffled foliage, near black leaf veins, develops rosy purple highlights as season progresses, 12”.  3″ plug     $9

 

 

 
Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)  N/S/PS
Native wildflower 2’-3’, small pink flowers with silvery bracts July-Sept, aromatic foliage, attracts bees, butterflies.   2.5″ pot     $5


 

Ornamental Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum v tanguticum)   S/PS
Dramatic architentural perennial; big clump of spiky foliage 4’ tall and wide, towering spikes of pink flowers to 7’. NOT EDIBLE. Needs moist soil.      Quart     $13

 

 

Penstemon ‘War Axe’ (Penstemon grandiflorus)  N/S/PS
Native perennial, 2’-3’, gray green foliage, large tubular flowers are pink, purple, rose or white. Dry soil once established.   2.5″ pot     $5


 


Perennial Sunflower ‘Lemon Queen’ (Helianthus x)     N/S
Large native perennial, forms a bushy clump 6’-7’, covered with bright yellow 2” daisies late summer to fall, attracts bees and butterflies.   2.5″ pot     $5


 


Pink Wood Sorrel (Oxalis crassipes v rosea)    PS/Sh
Small perennial, forms a mound 10”-12”, pink flowers over most of the season, shamrock shaped leaves.  2.5″ pot     $6


 


Rattlesnake Master
(Eryngium yuccifolium)    N/S
Unusual wildflower, upright pointy leaves with spiky balls of white flowers reaching 4’-6’, very dramatic!   2.5″ pot     $5

 


Sedum ‘Plum Dazzled’  (Sedum x) N/S
Low growing variety 12”, dark plum purple foliage the entire season, raspberry pink flower clusters late summer.

3″ plug      $8

 

Siberian Iris ‘Miss Apple’ (Iris sibirica) S/PS
Ruffled reddish violet petals, very unusual color in Siberian iris, 30” tall. (A local! Bred in Carlisle) Bare root division       $6

 

 


Tall Tickseed ‘Gold Standard’ (Coreopsis tripteris)     N/S
Tall native wildflower, 5’, covered with small yellow flowers July to Sept, never flops, attracts bees, butterflies.   2.5″ pot     $5