Native Plant Nursery
Our Native Plant Nursery is open Tue - Sun, 9 am - 5 pm. Visit our extensive variety of native plants, shrubs, and trees. Members save 10% on plants all season long! Not a member? Click here to learn more.
What's new this month? Check out our latest wildflowers coming into bloom!
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
Want a little bit of the tropics right here in the cold north? Plant pawpaws. They have large, simple leaves that give your yard a tropical look, and have large luscious fruit. For best fruiting, plant two trees of different genetic stock. If allowed, they will slowly spread into a nice tropical-looking grove.
Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
Persimmon is tolerant of moist to dry conditions and can grow into quite a large tree. Its grandest hour is the fall when the fruit is ripe, the leaves have fallen and the large salmon colored fruits are silhouetted against the clear blue sky. Edible fruit, easy to grow. Fruits only on the female tree, identify from the flowers or buy two!
Late Purple Aster (Symphyotrichum patens)
When some other asters are past their peak, late purple aster emerges to continue the show. This aster (alternatively known as spreading aster) is usually 2 feet tall and works well in the front of the flower bed, perhaps in front of the taller New England Aster.
Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus)
This easy-to-grow native gets its name from its beautiful, extra large lower leaves. Often grown as a ground cover, it will thrive in sun or partial shade, tolerates poor soil, and is not fussy about moisture conditions. Lavender flowers bloom in the fall to provide pollinators with a late season pollen source.
Pine Barren Goldenrod (Solidago fistulosa)
As with all goldenrods, Pine Barren Goldenrod (Solidago fistulosa) blooms late in the season and is an important plant for native pollinators. Its soil needs to be average to moist and it does well in sun/part sun while tolerating most soil types. The showy yellow blooms top off plants that can be six to eight feet tall. This is not a plant for small gardens as it spreads quite quickly.