Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery & Landscapes

Local Native Perennials

Plant Details
Common Name Cardinal Flower
Botanical Name Lobelia cardinalis
A show stopper! Gorgeous red delicate tubular flowers bloom in summer on 4-6 feet tall stalks. Attracts hummingbirds. Does best in sun to light shade and moist to wet, fertile soils.

Cardinal Flower Details
Cardinal Flower / Lobelia cardinalis Photo
Common Name Great Blue Lobelia
Botanical Name Lobelia siphilitica
Bright blue tubular flowers on a 2-3 foot stalk. Prefers moist rich soils but can handle average garden soils and partial shade. Loved by hummingbirds. Will self sow.

Great Blue Lobelia Details
Great Blue Lobelia / Lobelia siphilitica  Photo
Common Name White Lobelia
Botanical Name Lobelia siphilitica alba
Beautiful white flowers bloom through out the summer and attract tons of pollinators. It grows 2-3 feet tall. A nice partially sunny location with moist to wet, rich soil is the perfect spot for this plant!

White Lobelia Details
White Lobelia / Lobelia siphilitica alba Photo
Common Name Palespike Lobelia
Botanical Name Lobelia spicata
This lobelia has better tolerance for dry conditions than others. Produces long spikes of pale blue or occasionally white flowers in the summer. Grows 1 to 4 feet tall. Prefers moist , well-drained soil in full or partial sun.

Palespike Lobelia Details
Palespike Lobelia / Lobelia spicata Photo
Common Name Blue Sundial Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus perennis
Tall spikes of many blue-violet flowers. Needs full sun and grows in sandy, poor soils and can fix nitrogen. It is the only food of the Karner Blue Butterfly, which is an endangered species.

Blue Sundial Lupine Details
Blue Sundial Lupine / Lupinus perennis Photo
Common Name Fringed Loosestrife
Botanical Name Lysimachia ciliata
This plant grows 1-4 feet tall. Produces yellow flowers in the summer. Likes moist to wet soil conditions. Frequently found in swamps, along the shore, and in wet thickets.

Fringed Loosestrife Details
Fringed Loosestrife / Lysimachia ciliata Photo
Common Name Canada Mayflower
Botanical Name Maianthemum canadense
This member of the lily family grows 3-6 inches tall. Prefers full to partial shade with rich, moist soil. Its name refers to the month of May when it usually blooms. Its flowers are white. It produces green to red berries as well. Also called Wild Lily-of-the-valley. It likes to grow in colonies.

Canada Mayflower Details
Canada Mayflower / Maianthemum canadense Photo
Common Name Virginia Blue Bells
Botanical Name Mertensia virginica
Friendly neighbor! Native to the New England state of Massachusetts. Prefers partial sun to shade. It grows 14-20 inches tall. Blooms very early in spring. Closed blossoms start out as pink and open into a beautiful light blue. This plant likes rich, moist, well-drained soil. Ephemeral.

Virginia Blue Bells Details
Virginia Blue Bells / Mertensia virginica Photo
Common Name Allegheny Monkey Flower
Botanical Name Mimulus ringens
Prefers moist to wet soils. Enjoys sunny to partially sunny spots. Grows 2-4 feet high. Flowers are light violet in late summer. Great to add to Rain Gardens.

Allegheny Monkey Flower Details
Allegheny Monkey Flower / Mimulus ringens Photo
Common Name Partridgeberry
Botanical Name Mitchella repens
A very cute, very hardy, evergreen woodland groundcover. Only 1-2 inches tall, but can spread out about 12 inches in a season in the right conditions. Prefers partial sun to shade. Tiny white and pink flowers in spring to summer with red berries in fall that hold through winter. Keep leaf litter off the plant to allow for a denser green mat. Enjoys acidic soils.

Partridgeberry Details
Partridgeberry / Mitchella repens Photo
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