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Featured Plants

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Hostas - Easily grown in average,
medium moisture, well-drained soils in
part shade to full shade. Tolerates full
sun in cool summer climates. Elsewhere
it is best in part shade (some morning
sun). Plants are tolerant of a wide range
of soil conditions. Over 6 cultivars
available. Priced so reasonably you’ll
buy 3 or 4.

Milkweeds

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa, commonly called butterfly weed, is a tuberous rooted, native perennial.   It typically grows in a clump to 1-2.5' tall and features clusters (umbels) of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers atop upright to reclining, hairy stems with narrow, lance-shaped leaves. 

 

Balloon Gomphocarpus physocarpus, commonly called balloon plant, is native to southeast Africa. It is an upright shrubby perennial that typically grows to 4-6' tall on stems clad with lanceolate green leaves (to 4" long). T

 

Common Asclepias syriaca, commonly called common milkweed, is a rough, weedy native perennial which commonly occurs in fields, open woods, waste areas, roadsides and along railroad tracks.. It typically grows 3-4' (less frequently to 6') tall on stout, upright stems with thick, broad-oblong, reddish-veined, light green leaves (to 8" long). ).

Black Elderberry - Sambucus
canadensis, common - native
to eastern North America. It is a
deciduous, somewhat
sprawling, suckering shrub that
typically grows to 5-12’ tall. It
typically occurs on
streambanks, moist woodlands,
thickets, fence rows and
roadsides throughout the State
of Missouri. Tiny lemon-
scented white flowers appear in
large flat-topped clusters
(cymes to 10” across) in June.
Flowers give way to clusters of
black elderberry fruits (drupes)
in late summer. Fruits of
species plants are sometimes
used to make jams, jellies, and
pies. Fruits are attractive to
wildlife

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