Wisconsin Native

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  • Aster cordifolium Blue wood aster Z 3-8

    Blue daisies late summer into fall - sun to shade

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    Heart-shaped foliage smothered with blue daisies from late summer to fall, perfect companion for anemones


    Care: Sun to shade in moist well-drained to dry soil
    Native: Canada to Florida, west to Oklahoma, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Nectar source for many butterflies

    1st described by Jacques Philippe Cornuti in 1635.  Likely collected and transported to France by Samuel de
    Champlain.  Grown in Jardin du Roi in Paris.

  • Aster divaricatus White wood aster Z 4-8

    Sprays of loose, white daisies brighten the late summer and early fall garden.

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    Aster divaricatus syn. Eurybia divaricatus  White wood aster  Z 4-8
    Sprays of loose, white daisies brighten the late summer and early fall garden.

    Size: 24" x 24"
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil, immune to Black walnuts
    Native: East North America, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Gertrude Jekyll, mother of the perennial border, often used this American native in combination with Bergenia. Cultivated in American gardens since 1800’s.

  • Aster novae angliae New England Aster

    Masses of violet, pink or magenta daisies cloak bushy New England asters from August to October.

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    Aster novae angliae syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster
    Masses of violet, pink or magenta daisies cloak bushy New England asters from August to October.  Z 4-8

    Size: 3-5' x 24"
    Care: Full sun dry to moist soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Vt to Alabama, west to N. M., Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Introduced to gardens by Englishman Tradescant the Younger in 1637 when he carried it from Virginia Colony to England. Cultivated by George Washington.

  • Baptisia australis False Indigo Z 3-9

    Indigo blue racemes in June followed by ornamental pods

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    Baptisia australis syn. Saphora australis False Indigo  Z 3-9
    In early summer loose spikes bear big blue blossoms which turn to large black seed pods. Four foot tall foliage resembles a shrub.

    Size: 3-5' x 24"
    Care: Full sun sandy soil. Drought tolerant
    Native: Eastern United States, Wisconsin native.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies
    Awards: Perennial Plant Association Plant of Year 2010

    As its common name describes, this plant was used as a substitute for indigo dye. Horticultural greats Bailey, Breck and Robinson considered Baptisia handsome. Introduced in 1758.