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Carex albicans

Common names: Fine Wood Sedge Hardy to zones: 2 – 5 This fine textured clumper is more tolerant than most species of Carex of dry soil conditions, naturally occuring at dry high spots amongst mature Maple, Oak and Beech forests.  Narrow, fine textured foliage with bright light green color. It is much more trouble free [...]

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Anemone nemorosa ‘Vestal’

Common names:  Wood Anemone, Windflower Hardy to zones: 4 – 8 Very sweet spring ephemeral with showy, semi-double snow white flowers in mid to late spring.  It slowly creeps and forms loose colonies that other plants can happily mingle with. Come summer it disappears into the woodland floor leaving us all wanting more; looking forward [...]

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Dentaria (Cardamine) diphylla

Common names:  Native Wasabi, Crinkleroot, Toothwort Hardy to zones:  3 – 7 This spring blooming woodland plant is found in most of eastern North America. The rhizomes (fleshy roots at the soil surface)  taste just like wasabi. They usually likes to live in edge habitats and bloom from mid April to June. Toothwort have typical [...]

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Sambucus canadensis ‘Jumbo’

Common names:  Elderberry Hardy to zones:  4 – 7 “Jumbo” is self pollinating variety of elderberry that has large, early ripening fruit and deliciously fragrant white flat topped flowers.  The ripened fruit is great for juice, pie fillings, elderberry wine and jellies!  Sambucus juice is also used medicinally in many mainstream cough drops and lozenges. [...]

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Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Bocking 14’

Common names:  Russian comfrey, ‘Bocking 14’ Hardy to zones:   3 – 9 This one is a strong growing clump forming sterile hybrid that will not self sow and run a muck in your garden and can only be propagated by division and root cuttings.  If you’ve been interested in comfrey but wary of it’s rapid [...]

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Helianthus tuberosus ‘Waldspinel’

Common names:  Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke Hardy to zones:  3 – 9 This native member of the sunflower family is a strong spreading, some would say agressive perennial with beautiful yellow daisy flowers crowning tall green leafy stalks in late summer.  The tubers, or sunchokes, are best harvested in the late fall and are fine to [...]

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Helianthus tuberosus ‘Red Rover’

Common names:  Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke Hardy to zones:  3 – 9 This native member of the sunflower family is a strong spreading, some would say agressive perennial with beautiful yellow daisy flowers crowning tall green leafy stalks in late summer.  The tubers, or sunchokes, are best harvested in the late fall and are fine to [...]

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Helianthus tuberosa ‘White Fuseau’

Common names:  Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke Hardy to zones:  3 – 9 This native member of the sunflower family is a strong spreading, some would say agressive perennial with beautiful yellow daisy flowers crowning tall green leafy stalks in late summer.  The tubers, or sunchokes, are best harvested in the late fall and are fine to [...]

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Amorpha fruticosa

Common names:  Indigo Bush, River Locust, Desert False Indigo Hardy to zones:  4 – 9 One of the very few native plants with a “high” nitrogen fixing ratio!  Indigo Bush is an easy cutback shrub that can grow 6′-10′ tall and bees and butterflies are attracted to its vibrant purple flowers off and on from [...]

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Thalictrum (Anemonella) thalictroides ‘Pink Pearl’

Common name:  ‘Pink Pearl’ or Rue anemone Hardy to zones:  3 – 8 This is an easy care and hard to find low growing spring blooming native woodland gem. Lots of semi-double pink to rose pink flowers in late April and May. Columbine like foliage to 6” or slightly more, with deep pink early spring [...]

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Asimina triloba

Common names:  Pawpaw, Common pawpaw Hardy to zones:  5 – 8 We are delighted to be growing and loving Asimina triloba at Green Light Plants!  The Pawpaw tree bears fruit that has both home grown and fresh market  appeal, with a tropical-like flavor that resembles banana custard and a delicious smell, much like a mango.  [...]

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Achillea millefolium

Common names:  Common yarrow, milfoil Hardy to zones:  3 – 9 Yarrow is a delightful addition to the garden and landscape.  This attractive perennial grows upright with 5 rays in flat-topped clusters, or umbels, and grows lacy, feathery foliage. Humans and pollinating insects alike are drawn to the honey sweet fragrance that wafts from yarrow’s [...]

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Helianthus "Stampede"

Helianthus tuberosus “Stampede”

Common names:  Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke Hardy to zones:  3 – 9 This native member of the sunflower family is a strong spreading, some would say agressive perennial with beautiful yellow daisy flowers crowning tall green leafy stalks in late summer.  The tubers, or sunchokes, are best harvested in the late fall and are fine to [...]

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Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’

common names:  Comfrey, “Hidcote Blue” Hardy to zones:  4 – 8 Comfrey is a low growing, bushy and very hardy ground cover especially useful in food forest gardens because it is a dynamic accumulator.  It also comes highly recommended as a companion plant for fruit trees. Hidcote is a compact form with silvery-green foliage and [...]

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Mint root

Stachys affinis

Common names:  Mint root, Chinese artichoke, Crosnes Hardy to zones:  5 – 8 This is a strong growing, sometimes aggressive medium height perennial culinary herb and medicinal plant. It likes moist soil but is quite at home in most any average garden soil. It produces sprawling mint family foliage with deep pink to mauve flower [...]

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Symphytum grandiflorum

Common names:  Dwarf comfrey Hardy to zones:  5 – 8 Dwarf comfrey is a medium to low growing, dense, clump forming and assertive perennial ground cover. Similar in height to ‘Hidcote Blue’, grandiflorum’s height and width can be 1.5’ x 2’ and it is hardy to at least USDA zone 5.  This variety has dark [...]

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Amphicarpaea bracteata

Common names: Hog Peanut, Ground Bean Hardy to zones:  3 – 9 This is a very unique plant. Listed as a short lived perennial or more often as an annual it has a unique ability to sprawl along and where the tips of new growth find soil it will plant lentil-sized seeds that will form [...]

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Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’

Common name: Variegated Solomon’s Seal Hardy to zones:  3 – 8 An easy and well known garden plant that slowly spreads into dense clumps. To 2′, spreading 6′ or so a year it slowly creeps, in the spring it is tricolor, green and white variegated foliage with lovely bright pink in the buds and young [...]

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Oxalis violacea

Common names: Violet Wood Sorrel, Wild Shamrock Hardy to zones:  5 – 9 A low growing spring blooming beauty for the shady garden. In mid spring green to tan 3 part leaves emerge soon followed by clusters of violet flowers to 6″. April to June and occasionally re-flowering in the fall.     The kind [...]

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