Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery & Landscapes

Local Native Perennials

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Common Name Blazing Star
Botanical Name Liatris spicata
This is a great border or meadow plant. Wonderful for cut flowers, but leave some for the wildlife! The flowers are a very good nectar source and the seeds are important for birds. Sun to part sun, moist to wet soils, but will do very well in rich gardens soil. The long lasting purple or white flowers bloom on spikes with thin, lily-like leaves. Grows 2 to 4 feet tall.

Blazing Star Details
Blazing Star / Liatris spicata Photo
Common Name Canada Lily
Botanical Name Lilium canadense
2 to 5 foot tall stalk with yellow to orange nodding flowers with purple spots on the inside. Naturally found in wet meadows.

Canada Lily Details
Canada Lily / Lilium canadense Photo
Common Name Twin Flower
Botanical Name Linnaea borealis
This is a nice little evergreen that can form a carpet of shining green leaves with two delicate pink flowers in spring. Flowers have an almond scent! 1-3 inches tall. Prefers moist acidic soil and full sun to shade.

Twin Flower Details
Twin Flower / Linnaea borealis Photo
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 Yellow Swamp Candles
Botanical Name Lysimachia terrestris
This plant grows 1-3 feet tall and produces yellow flowers with circles of red dots in the summer. Prefers moist, sunny locations. Spreads rapidly and is great for wetland gardens!

Yellow Swamp Candles Details
Yellow Swamp Candles / Lysimachia terrestris Photo
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