Dragonfly Gardens 2019 Native Plant Catalog

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As always, pricing, sizing and availability subject to change.

Flowers

Native Wildflowers

Scientific NameCommon NameFlowersHt.HabitatLightDescription2" Pot4.25" Pot6" Pot
Achillea millefoliumYarrowWhite
June to Oct
18-30"Prairie
Savanna Woodland
full sun to part shadeAttractive, aromatic, ferny foliage. Great component of a no-mow or low-mow lawn. Good butterfly plant. Grows well in a wide variety of habitats.
Acorus calamusSweet FlagYellow
July to Aug
36"Marsh Peatland Lake Edgefull sun to part shadeUnusual plant with attractive yellowish foliage and sweet fragrance when crushed. Forms beautiful clumps on lake margins. Great for water gardens.
Agastache foeniculumAnise HyssopBlue
June to Oct
24-40"Prairie
Savanna
full sun to part shadeBeautiful 3" flower spikes attract butterflies throughout summer. Excellent cutflower and nice in perennial gardens. Fragrant foliage makes good herbal tea.
Allium cernuumNodding Wild OnionPink
July to Sept
12-18"Prairie
Savanna
full to part sunNodding 2" flower clusters above thin, wispy stems. Edible flower bulbs.
Amorpha canescensLeadplantBlue
June to July
18-42"Prairie
Savanna
full sun to part shadeLong-lived shrub with attractive fine silvery foliage. Slow-growing but worth the wait. Used medicinally by Native Americans. Suited to driest sandy soil.
Anaphilis margaritaceaPearly EverlastingWhite
June to Aug
18-24"Prairie
Savanna
Woodland
full sun to part shadeWhite papery strawflowers produced atop attractive whitish foliage. Nice dried flower and contrast plant in the perennial garden. Host plant for painted lady butterfly.
Anemone canadensisCanada AnemoneWhite May to July12-24"Prairie Savanna Forestfull sun to part shadeFine, showy clump-forming plant of mesic to moist prairies, forest margins and woodlands.
Anemone cylindricaThimbleweedWhite
Late May to July
16-20"Prairie
Savanna
Woodland
full sun to part shadeThimble-like infloresence held atop slender stems above highly divided basal leaves. Very pretty from summer into fall. Good on very dry sandy soils.
Aquilegia canadensisWild ColumbineOrange
May to June
20-36"Woodland
Forest
full sun to shadeFree-flowering woodland perennial that forms large clumps with attractive foliage. Excellent hummingbird plant. Often referred to as "honeysuckle."
Arisaema triphyllumJack in the PulpitPurple/
Green
May to June
18-30"Wet Forest Swamppart sun to shadeVery unusual flower stalk that emerges separately from 3-parted leaf. Great species for moist to wet forest restorations. Reliably spreads from seed once established.
Artemesia ludovicianaPrairie SageYellow
July to Oct
18-30"Prairie
Savanna
full to part sunFragrant whitish foliage makes a nice contrast to green plants. Dry to mesic prairies. Sacred incense and insect repellant of Native Americans.
Asarum canadenseWild GingerMaroon
May to June
6-12"Mesic to Moist Forestpart sun to full shadeBeautiful forest groundcover with nearly round leaves. Strong ginger fragrance. Unusual flowers held on ground said to be pollinated by beetles. A must for forest restorations and shady perennial gardens.
Asclepias incarnataSwamp MilkweedLavender
June to Aug
36-48"Prairie
Marsh
Lake Edge
full sun to part shadeShowy plant of moist to wet habitats. Host plant for monarch butterflies, very good nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. Great for lake edges.
Asclepias syriacaCommon MilkweedPink
June to Aug
36"-60"Prairie
Marsh
Lake Edge
full sun to part sunLarge leaved, robust plant known for being the larval host for Monarch butterflies. Benefits many other pollinators as well. Easy and fast to establish.
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly WeedOrange
June to Sept
12-24"Prairie
Savanna
full to part sunA must for gardens, producing orange flowers in 3" clusters.Tolerates driest sandy soils. Host plant for monarch butterflies and nectar source for others.
Asclepias verticillataWhorled MilkweedWhite
July to Sept
12-24"Dry to Mesic Prairiefull to part sunThis delicate and fine-leaved plant is rather inconspicuous in the landscape but like other milkweeds it serves as an important food source for Monarch caterpillars. Tolerant of dry soils.
Aster laevisSmooth AsterBlue
July to Oct
20-30"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeVery showy vibrant blue-flowered perennial. Several cultivated varieties exist, attesting to its beauty. Great butterfly plant and cutflower.
Aster lateriflorusCalico AsterWhite
Aug to Oct
24"Prairie
Savanna
Woodland
Full sun to shadeGood for short-height restorations in a variety of soil and light conditions. It is an abundant late-season food source for bees.
Aster macrophyllusBig Leaf AsterBlue
Aug to Oct
8-18"Savanna Woodland Forestfull sun to shadeOne of the most common groundcovers of northern forests. Broad heart-shaped leaves make an great, fast-growing groundcover for all but the wettest soil types.
Aster novae-angliaeNew England AsterBlue
Aug to Oct
24-48"Prairie Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadeNice perennial for moist to wet habitats. Commonly used as a garden perennial and for wet lake-edge plantings. Nectar source for butterflies.
Aster oolentangienseSky Blue AsterBlue
Aug to Oct
24-36"Prairie
Savanna
full to part sunAn aster with one of the truest blue flowers you can find among native wildflowers. Attracts loads of pollinators.
Aster ptarmicoidesUpland White AsterWhite
Aug to Oct
12-24"Prairie Savannafull to part sunLow, spreading plants covered with white heads late summer through fall. Mesic to dry prairies throughout MN and WI. Excellent in short prairies.
Aster puniceusSwamp AsterPurple
Aug to Oct
36-56"Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadeCommon, showy aster of lake edges, swamps, bogs, and fens. Occurs throughout MN and WI.
Aster umbellatusFlat-topped AsterWhite
July to Aug
30-42"Prairie Lake Edge Swampfull sun to full shadeWhite heads held in a broad terminal cluster. Common plant of moist to wet lake edges and moist to mesic forests. Great butterfly plant and cutflower. Ranges throughout MN and WI.
Baptisia albaWhite Wild IndigoWhite
June to Aug
30-42"Prairie Marsh Lake Edgefull to part sunLegume of moist to wet prairies and lake edges. Attractive foliage and flowers followed by pods. Nice in perennial gardens.
Baptisia australisBlue False IndigoBlue
June to July
30-42"Prairie Savannafull to part sunStately perennial with glossy foliage and beautiful sky blue flower clusters. Excellent garden perennial. Native south of our range but tough enough for restorations here in NW WI.
Cacalia atriplicifoliaPale Indian PlantainWhite
July to Sept
24-36"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeBroad white heads above attractive greyish foliage. Native in southern third of WI.
Campanula rotundifoliaHarebellBlue
June to Sept
16-24"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeBlue bell-shaped flowers atop delicate, grassy foliage. Great plant for restorations. Common throughout WI in all dry habitats. Shade-tolerant.
Chelone glabraTurtleheadWhite
July to Oct
24-36"Lake Edge
Peatland
full sun to part shadeSpikes of showy turtle-shaped flowers atop glossy dark green foliage. Nice for gardens and lake edge restorations. Widespread in MN and WI.
Coreopsis lanceolataLance Leaf CoreopsisYellow
June to Aug
24-36"Dry Prairie Savannafull sun to part shadeWiry stems bearing yellow daisies. Easy to grow on toughest, driest soil types. Very good butterfly plant.
Coreopsis palmataPrairie CoreopsisYellow
June to Oct
16-30"Dry Prairie Savannafull sun to part shadeYellow daisies above ferny foliage. Native of driest prairies and bluff communities throughout southern 2/3 of MN and WI. Good for butterflies.
Dalea candida
White Prairie Clover
White
June to Sept
16-30"Dry Prairie Savannafull to part sunDense 2" clusters of small white flowers atop grayish ferny foliage. Very attractive perennial for prairie and savanna restorations as well as perennial gardens.
Dalea purpureaPurple Prairie Clover
Purple
June to Sept
16-30"Dry Prairie Savannafull to part sunSimilar to Dalea candida but with purple flowers. Both species are excellent butterfly plants. Used as tea by Native Americans.
Echinacea pallidaPale Purple ConeflowerLavender
July to Aug
24-36"Prairie Savannafull to part sunOnly echinacea species definitely native to WI. Nice narrow foliage. Heads have reflexed rays ("petals"). Can't beat these for butterflies.
Echinacea purpureaPurple ConeflowerPurple
July to Aug
24-36"Prairie Savannafull to part sunSpectacular display of broad-headed purple daisies. Great for restorations and perennial gardens.
Eryngium yuccifoliumRattlesnake MasterWhite
July to Oct
28-42"Prairie Savannafull to part sunExotic-looking plant that resembles a desert yucca. Bristly white heads and whitish foliage make it a great background perennial as well as a tough fast grower for restorations.
Eupatorium maculatumSpotted Joe-Pye WeedPurple
July to Sept
24-48"Wet Prairie Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadeGood lake edge perennial with broad flat-topped clusters of purple heads. Excellent butterfly plant. Ranges throughout MN and WI.
Eupatorium perfoliatumBonesetWhite
June to Aug
24-42"Prairie Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadeNice lake edge plants with flat-topped cluster of white heads. Very nice purplish foliage with opposite fused leaves. Used medicinally to hasten healing of bones. Ranges throughout MN and WI.
Eupatorium purpureumPurple Joe Pye WeedPurple
July to Sept
24-36"Savanna Woodland Forestpart sun to shadeMoist to moderately dry savannas and forests through southern 2/3 of WI and eastern 1/2 of MN. Attractive broad clusters of purple heads. Excellent for attracting butterflies.
Fragaria virginianaWild StrawberryWhite
May to June
6"Prairie Savanna Forestfull sun to shadeStoloniferous spreading groundcover bears delicious fruit. Found throughout MN and WI ranging from prairies to forests. Widely adapted to dry, moist or even wet soils.
Galium borealeNorthern BedstrawWhite
June to July
16-24"Woodland
Forest
full sun to full shadeCommon understory species of northern forests in MN & WI. Easy to grow on mesic to dry soils.
Geranium maculatumWild GeraniumPink
May to June
18"Woodland Savanna Forestfull to part shadeTolerant to all soils and woodland conditions except deeply shaded situations. Nice perennial geranium with attractive foliage that turns red in fall.
Geum triflorumPrairie SmokeRed
May to June
6-12"Dry Prairie Woodlandfull to part sunAwesome early-flowering prairie wildflower, great for sandy site restorations and for rock gardening. Hairy fruits remain attractive throughout the year.
Helenium autumnaleSneezeweedYellow
July to Oct
30-48"Swamp Lake Edgefull sun to shadeSneezeweed won't make you sneeze - it was used as an expectorant by Native Americans. Gaillardia -like heads in abundance. Good butterfly plant.
Heliopsis helianthoidesFalse/Early SunflowerYellow June to Oct24-42"Prairie Savanna Lake Edgefull to part sunWidespread on dry to wet soils. Long flowering period. Suited to all but very shady restoration sites. Commonly used as a garden perennial.
Heuchera richardsoniiAlum RootWhite
May to July
12-18"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeCommon through most of WI and MN. Attractive, tough ground cover well suited to dry soils. Quite shade-tolerant. Usually associated with rock outcrops in prairies, woodlands, and forests.
Iris versicolorNorthern Blue Flag IrisBlue
June to July
24-36"Marsh
Peatland
Lake Edge
full to part sunCommon on lake margins throughout northern WI and MN. Very attractive, forming large clumps. Some consider this to be synonymous with Iris virginica.
Liatris asperaRough Blazing StarPurple
July to Sept
18-36"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull to part sunBeautiful purple spikes. Most common liatris of dry, sandy prairies throughout MN and WI. Excellent butterfly plant.
Liatris ligulistylisNorthern Plains Blazing StarPurple
July to Aug
24-42"Prairie Savannafull to part sunRosy heads appear in abundance on tall spikes. Beautiful plant among the best to attract butterflies. OK on wet and dry soils.
Liatris pychnostachyaThick Spike Blazing StarPurple
July to Sept
24-36"Prairie Marsh Lake Edgefull to part sunDense purple spikes. Good for moist and wet restoration sites. Very showy, good butterfly plant. Ranges throughout prairie regions of MN and WI.
Liatris spicataMarsh Blazing StarPurple
July to Aug
24-36"Prairie
Marsh
Lake Edge
full to part sunMost common liatris for perennial gardening. Grows well in any condition. Perfect pollinator plant. Native into SE WI. Moist to wet soils.
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal FlowerRed
July to Oct
36-48"Prairie
Marsh
Lake Edge
full sun to part shadeShowy spikes of red flowers are the best for attracting hummingbirds. Suited to moist soils particularly along waterways. Native through most of WI.
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue LobeliaBlue
July to Oct
20-30"Marsh Peatland Swampfull sun to part shadeWidely adapted to wet and moist soils. Vivid blue and white-striped flowers in terminal spikes. Compact and well suited to perennial gardens.
Mertensia virginianaVirginia BluebellsBlue
May to June
18-24"Woodland Forestpart to full shadeClusters of bell-shaped blue flowers in spring. Nice woodland wildflower. Dies back by midsummer, but are plantable while dormant.
Mimulus ringensMonkeyflowerLavender
July to Sept
18-24"Marsh
Lake Edge
Swamp
full sun to part shadeLavender spikes of 1" snapdragon flowers that look like small monkeys. Compact plants. Excellent for lakescaping.
Monarda fistulosaBergamotLavender
July to Aug
36-48"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeOne of the most common and widespread native wildflowers. Good in herbal teas. Used medicinally by Native Americans. Moist to dry soils.
Monarda punctataDotted MintLavender
June to Sept
18-30"Prairie Savannafull to part sunFragrant herb with showy dotted multicolored leaves below flowers. Good on dry soils. Used medicinally and in herbal teas. Nice cutflower.
Parthenium integrifoliumWild QuinineWhite
June to July
24-36"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeAttractive plant with unique foliage. Once commercially exploited as a source of quinine. Native of dry and mesic habitats and a variety of light conditions. Its northern range is into southern WI.
Penstemon digitalisSmooth PenstemonWhite
June to July
24-30"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shade1.5" white tubular flowers in tall spikes. Good garden perennial and cutflower. Tolerant of dry and mesic soils and a variety of light conditions.
Penstemon grandiflorusLarge Flowered
Beard-tongue
Lavender
June to July
24-36"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeHuge trumpet shaped flowers in spikes above glossy leaves. Very attractive in prairies and perennial gardens. Adapted to dry, sandy soil.
Phlox divaricataWoodland PhloxBlue
June to July
12-18"Forestpart sun to shadeBeautiful fragrant spring wildflower occurring in forests ranging from mesic to floodplain. Excellent for shady restorations and gardens.
Phlox pilosaPrairie PhloxPink
May to June
18-24"Prairie
Savanna
full to part sunBroad heads of deep pink flowers. Very nice wildflower for restorations and perennial gardens.
Physostegia virginianaObedient PlantPink
July to Oct
24-36"Prairie Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadePopular garden perennial native to moist prairies, lakeside and streamside wetlands.
Polemonium reptansJacob's LadderBlue
May to June
18"Woodland Forestpart sun to full shadeBeautiful spring woodland wildflower. Ferny leaves resemble a ladder. A must for woodland gardens and restorations.
Polygonatum biflorumSoloman's SealWhite
May to June
18-36"Savanna
Woodland
part sun to full shadeA very attractive plant with graceful arching stems that add character and charm to any shaded garden or restoration.
Ratibida columniferaPrairie ConeflowerYellow or Red
July to Sept
12-20"Prairie Savannafull to part sunNative to central and western portions of the Great Plains including western MN. Low growing plant of dry prairies. Very attractive heads. Red form called "Mexican Hat."
Ratibida pinnataYellow ConeflowerYellow
July to Oct
24-52"Prairie Savannafull to part sunOne of the more common native prairie wildflowers. Very attractive to butterflies. Greyish foliage makes this a nice contrast plant.
Rudbeckia fulgidaOrange ConeflowerOrange-Yellow
July to Oct
24-36"Marsh
Lake Edge
Fen
full to part sunBeautiful compact coneflower with deep green foliage and 3" orange-yellow heads with brown centers. Parent of 'goldsturm', one of the most popular garden perennials.
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack Eyed SusanYellow
June to Oct
24-36"Prairie Savannafull to part sunVery common short-lived perennial occurring in a wide range of habitats. Produces lots of color the first year.
Rudbeckia laciniataWild GoldenglowYellow
July to Sept
36-48"Prairie Swamp Lake Edgefull sun to part shadeFound throughout WI, primarily in swamp habitats and along lakes and streams, but also in prairies. Good for moist, shaded restoration sites.
Rudbeckia subtomentosaSweet Black Eyed SusanYellow
July to Sept
24-36"Prairie Stream Edgefull to part sunVery attractive yellow heads in profusion atop deep green glossy leaves. Good for restorations and perennial gardens. Native into SW WI.
Rudbeckia trilobaBrown Eyed SusanYellow
July to Oct
24-36"Prairie Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadeOutstanding coneflower with numerous heads which are smaller than other species, but more abundant. Very nice foliage. Should be grown more widely in perennial beds. Mesic to wet soils.
Silene regiaRoyal CatchflyRed
June to Oct
18-24"Prairie
Savanna
full sun to part shadeDeep red tubular flowers flaring out into a star. Excellent hummingbird plant and garden perennial. Native just south of MN and WI, but hardy in the north.
Silphium integrifoliumRosinweedYellow
June to Sept
24-36"Prairie
Savanna
full to part sunWet to dry prairies. Range includes southern half of WI. Attractive sunflower heads. Glossy resinous foliage.
Silphium perfoliatumCup PlantYellow
July to Sept
48-72"Prairie
Marsh
Lake Edge
full sun to part shadeImpressive sunflower with numerous broad yellow heads. Unusual opposite leaves fuse to make cups which collect water for bird bathing. Birds love it!
Solidago flexicaulisZig Zag GoldenrodYellow
Aug to Sept
24"Woodland Forestpart to full shadeGood woodland perennial for restorations. Unique zig-zag stems with scattered yellow heads. Very different than most goldenrods. Moist to mesic soils.
Euthamia graminfoliaGrass-leaved GoldenrodYellow
July to Sept
48"Dry to Wet PrairieFull sunThis plant is not really a goldenrod but is an excellent source of pollen for bees. Can be somewhat spreading and aggressive but is very adaptable to a variety of soil moisture conditions and good for restorations.
Solidago nemoralisGray GoldenrodYellow
Aug to Oct
24-36"Prairie
Savannah
Open
Woodland
Sun to part shadeOne of the most attractive goldenrods, it has vibrant golden-yellow flowers that are a great source of pollen for bees and butterflies right up to frost. It is also one of the most shade-tolerant goldenrods.
Solidago rigidaStiff GoldenrodYellow
Aug to Sept
24-36"Prairie Savanna Lake Edgefull to part sunAnother goldenrod worthy of growing for its very attractive foliage. Topped with a broad, flat cluster of yellow heads. Adapted to mesic and moist soils. Good garden perennial.
Solidago speciosaShowy GoldenrodYellow
Aug to Sept
24-36"Prairie Savannafull sun to part shadeHighly recommended for restorations and for perennial gardens. Very showy tall heads above glossy green foliage. Great butterfly plant.
Tradescantia bracteataPrairie SpiderwortBlue
June to Aug
18-30"Prairie
Savanna
full to part sunAttractive clump-forming plant topped with showy blue flowers for much of the summer. Adapted to most mesic and dry prairie regions of MN and western WI.
Tradescantia ohiensisOhio SpiderwortBlue
June to Oct
24-48"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeForms large clumps creating a very nice display of 1" flowers in heads on top of each stem. Great for restorations and gardens. Moist to dry soils.
Verbena hastataBlue VervainBlue
June to Sept
36-48"Prairie Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadeTall spikes of blue flowers really attract butterflies. Great for shoreland restorations on mesic to saturated soils. Throughout MN and WI.
Verbena strictaHoary VervainBlue
June to Sept
24-36"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeSpikes of blue flowers above greyish foliage. Adapted to dry, sandy soils. Good butterfly plant.
Vernonia fasciculataIronweedRose-Pink
July to Sept
24-42"Prairie Marsh Swampfull sun to part shadeBroad, flat clusters of pink heads to 5" across. Very attractive to butterflies. Good in moist to wet soils for lake edge landscaping. Wide ranging in MN and WI.
Veronicastrum virginianumCulver's RootWhite
June to Sept
36-54"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeSeveral tall showy spikes on top of each stem make this an excellent tall garden perennial. Attracts butterflies. Good in most soils except extemely dry.
Zizia aureaGolden AlexandersYellow
May to July
18-30"Prairie Savanna Woodlandfull sun to part shadeEarly-flowering plant of mesic to moist habitats with 3" flat-topped heads of yellow flowers. Seed heads that follow are attractive throughout the year.

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2019 Pricing

SizePrice
2 Inch Pots (32 pots per flat)$1.59 each
$40/full flat of all one species
$22/half flat of all one species
4 Inch Pots$4.00/pot
6 Inch Pots$8.99/pot
Gallon Shrub$16.00 and up
#2 Gallon Shrub and larger$20.00 and up

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