Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop
Height: 2-4' Width: 1.5-3'
Upright, clump forming perennial in the mint family. Lavender blooms in mid-summer have no scent but the foliage brings a wonderful anise fragrance to the garden. This perennial favorite is an outstanding pollinator plant and highly rated as such!
Anemone hupehensis-Japanese Anemone
Height: 2-4' Width: 2-3'
Silvery pink flowers with rose shading appear from August to October. The foliage remains very attractive all season long. Easy to grow and dependable in the garden. Great as a cut flower!
Anemone sylvestris-snowdrop windflower
Height: 1-1.5' Width: .75-1'
Flowers are showy and fragrant. These spring bloomers will fade into wooly seed heads that persist until frost. Great cut flower!
Antennaria plantaginifolia -Woman's Tobacco
Height: 0.5-1' Width: 0.75-1.5'
Matt-forming plant with paddle shaped leaves. Non-showy whitish-pink flowers.
Aruncus dioicus - Goat's Beard
Height: 2-3' Width: 1-3'
Tall, erect, bushy clump forming plant with dark green foliage. Long, creamy white flower spikes. Perfect for moist sun to part shade.
Aquilegia caerulea-Rocky Mountain Columbine
Easily grown! Remove stems after bloom to encourage new flowers. Self-seeder.
Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
Height: 2-3' Width: 1-2'
Outstanding flowers bloom from May to June. Great nectar source for insects and some hummingbirds.
Aquilegia chrysantha - Yellow Columbine
Height: 30" Width: 12"
Yellow blooms with long spurs appear and last for weeks beginning in late spring. Cheerful yellow flowers attract hummingbirds.
Centranthus ruber 'Pretty Betsy' - Pretty Betsy Red Valerian
Height: 2-3' Width: 1.5-2'
Clusters of fragrant rose-red, star shaped flowers on strong branching stems. Low, rich green foliage. Flowers in June until frost. Best planted in groups. Great as a cut flower!
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago/Leadwort
Height: 12-24" Width: 12"-4'
Great groundcover! Blooms all year until frost. Bronze-red foliage in fall. Striking, cobalt-blue flowers.
Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' - Hot Lips Turtlehead
Height: 2-4' Width: 2'
Deep green, glossy, toothed foliage. Vibrant pink flowers resemble a turtle's head. Prefers consistently moist soils in full sun, but also tolerates up to 2/3 shade. This is a favorite of bumble bees and should be in every garden!
Rain Garden Plant
Geranium cantabrigiense 'Karmina' - Karmina Cranesbill
Height: 12" Width: 12"
Intense pink flowers appear in spring. Very dense and compact habit. Tolerant of almost anything you can throw at it! Makes a good groundcover as it spreads. Striking red fall foliage.
Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' - Ballerina Cranesbill
Height: 4-8" Width: 12-18"
Selected for its short stature. Spreading habit. Gray-green foliage. Soft pink flower with dark purple interior that blooms in summer. Great for rock gardens!
Geranium maculatum-Wild Geranium
Height- 1.5-2' Width:1-2'
Flowers give way to distinctive, beaked seed capsules which give rise to the common name of crane's bill.
Heuchera richardsonii - Prairie Alum Root
Height: 1-2' Width: 1-1.5'
A clump forming native coralbell found in dryish location in the prairie and open woodlands. A basal clump of heart shaped leaves topped with tiny, greenish, bell-shaped flowers.
Iris cristata - Dwarf Crested Iris
Height: 6" Width: 6"
This is a small iris, tight clusters of narrow pointed leaves. Flowers are blue-violet with central yellow or white, purple striped bands. Crested ridges called beards occur along the band.
Lobelia siphilitica 'Blue Select' - Great Blue Lobelia
Height: 2-3' Width: 12-18"
Bright blue flowers often seen along woodland paths. Thrive in constant moisture. Beautiful along a stream or beside a pond. Great as a cut flower!
Phlox divaricata 'Louisiana Blue' - Louisiana Blue Woodland Phlox
Starry, fragrant, lavender flowers. Prefers slightly shaded areas. Goes dormant in the summer. Self-seeds for a naturalized appearance.
Polemonium reptans - Creeping Jacob's Ladder
Height: 10-15" Width: 1'
Smooth, weak-stemmed plant with light blue to purple, bell-shaped flowers in loose clusters. The large, bell-shaped flowers are blue or pink in color.
Solidago flexicaulis-zig zag goldenrod
Height: 8-48" Width:6-8"
This woodland goldenrod, with erect, somewhat zig-zag stems. Bears small flower heads on short axillary stalks from the upper leaves.
Thalictrum dasycarpum - purple meadow-rue
Height: 3-5' Width: 3-4'
Fine-textured, medium green, compound foliage with sprays of tiny, purplish-white flowers. Purple stems.
Stylophorum diphyllum -celandine poppy
Height: 1-1.5' Width:.75-1'
The bright yellow flowers consist of fine delicate petals, reminiscent of a poppy. Foliage is blue-green with silver undersides. The yellow sap of the stem can be used as a dye!
Zizia aurea - golden alexanders
Flat topped clusters of golden yellow flowers top attractive dark green foliage. Grows best in colonies. Blooms late spring into summer. Important pollinator plant.