Middlesex Conservation District

Middlesex Conservation District


S  = Sun      PS  = Part Shade     Sh  = Shade   = Native  


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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.




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.    



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


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



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   



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