Species for the Mother’s Day Sale, Experimental Farm

I will be bringing these species (and perhaps a few others) to the Mother’s Day Sale at the Experimental Farm on Sunday:

  • Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • Trumpet Beardtongue (Penstemon tubaeflorus)
  • Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
  • Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii)
  • White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
  • Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)
  • Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • Field Pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)
  • Plantain-leaved Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
  • Boreal Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium boreale)
  • Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)
  • Purple Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Silky Aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)
  • Maximilian Sunflower (Helianthemum maximiliana)
  • Spike Blazing star (Liatris spicata)
  • Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)
  • Early Meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)
  • Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)
  • Blue Grama Grass (Boutelou gracilis)
  • Three-toothed Cinquefoil (Sibboldiana tridentata)
  • Showy Mountain Ash (Sorbus decora)
  • Garland Crab (Malus coronaria)
  • Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)

All species were propagated from seed in our nursery. We use no pesticides whatsoever in our nursery.

The photo above is Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii), which, along with White Turtlehead, is the host plant for one of our most striking butterflies, the Baltimore Checkerspot.


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Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens