Wisconsin Native

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  • Penstemon tubaeflorus Great Plains Beardtongue 4-8

    Spikes of ivory bell-shaped blossoms in early summer.

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    Spikes of ivory bell-shaped blossoms in early summer.  One of the most reliable, long lived penstemons.

    Size: 36"x 15"
    Care: Full sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Central Plains N., S. to TX & NE to Maine, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

    Penstemon is named for its five stamens, penta meaning five and stemon meaning stamen in Greek.  Collected by Englishman Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) who searched entire No. American continent – parts of Canada, from New England west to Oregon, the South, Midwest, the Plains, the S.E., California & Hawaii, finding hundreds of new plants.

  • Phlox divaricata Wild sweet William Z 3-8

    lavender or white flowers in spring

    $8.25/bareroot

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    lavender or white flowers in spring

    Size: 14” x 20”
    Care: part shade in moist, well-drained soil.
    Native: Canada to New England, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds
    Awards: Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Phlox is Greek meaning “flame.” 1st introduced to gardens by John Bartram. Grown in American gardens since 1746. Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll, mother of mixed perennial borders, in 1908.

  • Physotegia virginiana Obedient plant Z 3-9

    Purplish red to rosy pink spikes of hooded snapdragons

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    Purplish red to rosy pink spikes of hooded snapdragons July to September

    Size: 3' x 3' and spreading
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant and tolerates Walnut toxins
    Native: Quebec to Manitoba, TX to GA, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Collected before 1750. Called Obedient plant because if you push a flower it will remain in place temporarily – like a child who stays in the corner until you’re not looking.

  • Polemonium reptans Greek valerian, Jacobs ladder Z 4-8

    Cluster of light blue bell shaped blooms in May and June

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    Clusters of light blue bell shaped blooms in May and June

    Size: 8-12” x 10”
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil, immune to Walnut toxins
    Native: Ontario & Quebec to Alabama, west to MN & KS, Wisconsin native

    Collected for gardens before 1750. Meskwaki made a compound of roots as a physic and for urinary ailments.