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  • Agastache foeniculum Anise hyssop

    Agastache foeniculum Anise hyssop Z 4-8 Showy purple spikes from July to September, fragrant...

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    Agastache foeniculum  Anise hyssop Z 4-8
    Showy purple spikes from July to September, fragrant

    Size: 3-5' x 12"
    Care: Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil, drought tolerant & deer resistant
    Native: North America, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    The name Agastache is from Greek agan and stachys meaning much like an ear of wheat referring to the shape of the flower spike. Anise hyssop leaves were used by American Indians of the Missouri River region to make tea and as a sweetener in cooking. The Cheyenne used it to relieve chest pain due to coughing or to a dispirited heart. Listed hyssop as an aromatic herb in McMahon’s 1805 book.

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  • Agastache rupestris Sunset hyssop Z 5-10

    Agastache rupestris Sunset hyssop Z 5-10 Tangerine & lilac spikes June – October, fragrant like anise...

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    Agastache rupestris     Sunset hyssop   Z 5-10
    Tangerine & lilac spikes June – October, fragrant like anise

    Size: 24”x 10”
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: SW United States
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
    Awards: 1997 Plant Select award recipient.

    First collected by Meriwether Lewis. Introduced to gardens by Edward Greene before 1915.
    The name Agastache is from Greek agan and stachys meaning “much like an ear of wheat” referring to the shape of the flower spike. Rupestris means “rock loving.”

  • Butterfly Garden for sun

    Butterfly Garden for Sun Size : Height x width* Bloom color 1 Agastache foeniculumAnise hyssop 2-3’ x 12” purple 3 Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly weed 2-3’ x 12”...

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    Butterfly Garden for Sun                                  Size : Height x width*          Bloom color

    1 Agastache foeniculum – Anise hyssop                                  2-3’ x 12”                    purple
    3 Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly weed                                     2-3’ x 12”                    orange
    1 Aster novae angliae – New England aster                            3-4’ x 24”                   pink or purple
    3 Liatris spicata – Blazing star                                                  2-3’ x 18”                    purple
    1 Monarda fistulosa – Beebalm                                                 3-4’ x 2’                       purple
    3 Rudbeckia fulgida – Black-eyed susan                                 30”x 18”                      yellow
    1 Salvia nemorosa -Meadow sage                                            36” x 24”                     purple
    1 Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’                                                               30” x 12”                      pink
    3 Verbena bonariensis (reseeding annual)                                3-4’ x 6”                      purple
    3 Zizia aurea – Golden alexander                                             30″x 24″                      yellow

    All plants are perennials except Verbena bonariensis which is an annual that reseeds.
    If planted together in one garden these make a 25 square foot garden.
    *Most of these plants get wider over time by spreading roots or by self-seeding .

    20 plants for $132.70 Would be $176.90 if purchased separately. You save $44.20.

  • Long blooming Garden for sun

    Long Blooming Garden for Sun Size : Height x width* Bloom color 3 Agastache foeniculum -Anise hyssop 2-3’ x 12” purple 1 Callirhoe involucrata – Prairie poppy mallow 6” x...

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    Long Blooming Garden for Sun                              Size : Height x width*          Bloom color
    3 Agastache foeniculum -Anise hyssop                                          2-3’ x 12”                  purple
    1 Callirhoe involucrata – Prairie poppy mallow                               6” x 12-24”               magenta
    3 Coreopsis verticillata  – Thread-leaf tickseed                              24″ x  18″                  yellow
    1 Kalimeris incisa – False aster                                                      24” x 12”                    purple
    3 Rudbeckia triloba – Brown-eyed susan                                       3-4’ x 2-3’                  yellow
    3 Ruellia humilis – Prairie petunia                                                  8-10” x 10”                 purple
    1 Salvia verticillata – Lilac sage                                                      24” x 18-24”               purple
    1 Scabiosa ochroleuca- Cream pincushion flower                          24-30”x 18”                white

    These flower for two months or more. All plants are perennials.
    If planted together in one garden these make a 21 square foot garden. *Most of these plants get wider over time by spreading roots or by self-seeding .
    16 plants for $121.35. Would be $161.80 if purchased separately. You save $40.45

  • Foeniculum vulgaris ‘Purpureum’ Bronze fennel Z 4-9

    Foeniculum vulgaris ‘Purpureum’ Bronze fennel Z 4-9 Yellow blooms on umbels in late spring into summer, features feathery, compound, aromatic purple leaves with needle-like segments....

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    Foeniculum vulgaris ‘Purpureum’   Bronze fennel  Z  4-9
    Yellow blooms on umbels  in late spring into summer, features feathery, compound, aromatic purple leaves with needle-like segments.

    Size: 4-5’x2-3’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil
    Native: Mediterranean
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees and birds. Nectar plant for Swallowtail butterflies.

    We grow it in the butterfly garden.  Used by ancient Egyptians as a food and medicine. Considered a snake bite remedy in ancient China. During the Middle Ages  hung over doorways to drive away evil spirits.  Fennel is also associated with the origin of the marathon. Athenian Pheidippides carried a fennel stalk on his 150 mile, 2 day run to Sparta to gather soldiers for the battle of Marathon with Persia in 490 B.C. The battle itself was also reportedly waged on a field of fennel.  The Gardeners Dictionary: . . . eighth ed.  1768

  • Agastache aurantiaca Navajo sunset Z 5-9

    OUT OF STOCK Agastache aurantiaca Navajo sunset Z 5-9 Brilliant light orange blooms from spring-fall, silvery-grey aromatic foliage...

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    Agastache aurantiaca   Navajo sunset   Z 5-9
    Brilliant light orange blooms from spring-fall, silvery-grey aromatic foliage

    Size: 12-18” x 24”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Western US
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds. Deer and rabbit resistant

    Published in American Midland Naturalist 1945.

  • Ratibida pinnata Prairie coneflower Z 3-8

    OUT OF STOCK Skirt of drooping, sunny, thin petals surround erect brown cone on this flower, June-August. Flower is fragrant, smells of anise....

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    Skirt of drooping, sunny, thin petals surround erect brown cone on this flower, June-August.  Flower is fragrant, smells of anise.

    Size: 3-4' x 18"
    Care: sun to part shade in any soil
    Native: Ontario, VT to FL, SD to OK, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies. Birds eat seeds.

    Pinnata means “feathery” in Latin referring to the thin petals of the flower.  1st Americans cured toothaches with the root & made tea from the cone and leaves.  Collected by French explorer Michaux on the prairies of Illinois in 1795.

  • Comptonia peregrina Sweet Fern Z 2-6 SHRUB

    Grown for it’s fern like leaves, this small shrub flowers in spring with insignificant yellow flowers followed by brown nutlets. Foliage is fragrant when crushed.

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    Grown for it’s fern like leaves, this small shrub flowers in spring with insignificant yellow flowers followed by brown nutlets. Foliage is fragrant when crushed.

    Size: 2-5’ x 4’ spreading
    Care: sun to part shade in moist, well-drained to well-drained soil. Prefers acidic, but will grow in other types of soil as well. Drought and salt tolerant.
    Native: Eastern North America, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies, & birds. Larval host plant for a wide variety of moths, including the Io moth & several Sphinx moth species, and the Anise Swallowtail butterfly. Deer resistant. Nitrogen fixer.

    Genus name honors Henry Compton (1632-1713), Bishop of London and patron of botany.
    Peregrina means exotic or immigrant. Many Native Americans (Algonquin, Cherokee, Chippewa, Delaware, Menominee, Delaware, Potawatomi) used this plant for a wide variety of purposes: Crushed leaves inhaled for headache. Leaf infusions for: round worms, fevers, beverage, blood purifier, blisters, clear mucus from lungs, bladder inflammation, rash from poison ivy, swelling, flux, stomach cramps, itch.   Fragrance leaves- burned or crushed for incense in ceremony, perfume,   Decoction – childbirth, tonic,   Other: sprinkle on medicine to poison enemy, prevent blueberries from spoiling, leaves in fire to make smudge to ward off mosquitoes.
    Collected before 1753.