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Wildflowers for Spring Bloom Keep your order form handy to fill out as you view photos. Number at bottom right-hand side of page indicates plant number. Wild Leeks Allium tricoccum Smooth flowering stalk matures as the leaves die back and is topped by a ball of creamy-white flowers.

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Wildflowers for Spring Bloom

Keep your order form handy to fill out as you view photos.

Number at bottom right-hand side of page indicates plant number.


Wild LeeksAllium tricoccum

  • Smooth flowering stalk matures as the leaves die back and is topped by a ball of creamy-white flowers.

  • Edible foliage and bulbs have mild onion taste.

  • Native Americans treated stings with juice from the crushed bulbs.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Moist to average soil, shade to part sun, 6-10” tall.

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Willow-leaf Bluestar Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

  • A favorite nectar source for many early butterflies, especially Mourning Cloaks.

  • Dainty blue star-shaped flowers appear in spring.

  • Foliage turns a stunning shade of gold in autumn.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Average to dry soil, sun to part shade, 2-3’ tall and wide.

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Speckled Wood Lily Clintonia umbellulata

  • Charming, lightly speckled white flowers are followed by black berries on leafless 6" to 16" stems.

  • Flowers from mid spring into late spring.

  • The attractive foliage is extremely broad, lush and glossy.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Damp, peaty, sandy soil, full shade, 24 - 36" tall.

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Rock-CressDraba arabisans

  • Tuck this diminutive cliff-dweller into rock pockets or let mounds of dark green rosettes meander as a groundcover.

  • Erect stems bear clouds of tiny white flowers in late spring.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Average to dry soil, sun to part shade, 3-6" tall.

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Swamp PinkHelonias bullata

  • Fragrant 12 - 18" tall wands bloom in showy pink clusters in early spring.

  • Evergreen basal rosettes require evenly moist, saturated soil; not drought tolerant.

  • Federally-endangered wetland species.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Average to dry soil, sun to part shade, 3-6" tall.

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Meehan's MintMeehania cordata

  • Delicate, trailing stems run across the ground and root along the way.

  • In late spring hundreds of blue flowers open to reveal spotted throats.

  • Wonderful groundcover.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Moist organic soil, shade, 2 - 5" tall.

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Virginia Bluebells‘Alba’Mertensia Virginiana

  • The white form of one of our most common spring ephemerals.

  • As with the blue ones, these slowly spread to form a groundcover, but leaves disappear by midsummer.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Moist to average soil, part shade, 8-16” tall.

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Wild PinkSilene caroliniana var. pensylvanica

  • A bona fide native of Westchester County.

  • By mid-May, this low spreading plant is covered with medium-sized blossoms in shades of pink.

  • Self-sows readily when happy.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Average soil, sun to part shade, 4 -6” tall.

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Woodland PoppyStylophorum diphyllum 'Little Poppy'

  • Sports bright yellow blooms in April.

  • Should be grown in dappled sunlight.

  • Adapts best to rich loamy soil and moist conditions.

  • Spreading slowly, the rhizomes form attractive colonies.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Moist to average soil, shade,

6 - 10" tall.

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Whippoorwill TrilliumTrillium cuneatum

  • This southeastern native is one of the earliest trilliums to bloom.

  • Magnificent maroon blossoms rest on gorgeous gray and green marbled leaves.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Moist soil, light shade, 6-12” tall.

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Spreading Globeflower Trollius laxus

  • Showy buttercups on deeply lobed leaves 3-5" wide are native to our county.

  • This rare plant forms large clumps over time; could be mistaken for a yellow geranium.

Growing Requirements & Size:

Moist soil, part shade, 12" - 18" tall.

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