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Acer rubrum Autumn Flame

Acer rubrum Autumn Flame

Autumn Flame Red Maple

Incredibly easy to grow, 'Autumn Flame' is an outstanding looking tree with a clean summer look and blazing fall foliage color that make it a plant that should be used even more. This is one of the earliest flowering of all our native maples with its...

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Acer saccharum

Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple

Here's the tree that made New England famous! It's easy to see why this tree is so prized once you look at its broadly oval to round form and its thick but not impenetrable canopy of dark green, trident shaped leaves that provide medium shade from th...

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Actaea racemosa

Actaea racemosa

Black Cohosh

Actaea racemosa, commonly called black cohosh, adds architectural height and late summer bloom to a shaded part of the border or shade garden. Also effective in woodland gardens, cottage gardens and naturalized areas. Best in...

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Agastache foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum

Anise Hyssop

Strongly upright growing with great foliage texture, this plant forms the perfect garden backdrop while still adding strongly anise-scented foliage and outstanding, stem ending terminal spikes of small lavender to purple flowers in mid to late sum...

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Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Wild Nodding Onion

Easy to identify by its distinctive, nodding, pastel lilac-pink flowers in late spring, Nodding Onion thrives in challenging sites such as hot sun and gravely soil. It is strikingly beautiful and is well-suited a formal or wild garden, as well as ...

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Amelanchier canadensis

Amelanchier canadensis

Shadblow Serviceberry

This vigorous, multi-stemmed native is a true harbinger of spring in the northeast part of the country and one of the easiest, most rewarding landscape plants to grow. Its stems grow strongly upright producing an oval shaped plant that can be used ea...

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Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar

A textural masterpiece, this selection features willow-like foliage lining stiff, mound forming stems that end with light blue, star-like flowers that bloom in late May. Perfect for moist, shadier spots, Bluestar attracts pollinators and lights up...

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Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem is a clumping, strongly upright growing grass that makes a great tall backdrop in any perennial landscape. It's breathtaking in mass plantings, with its thin foliaged texture and its striking orange to red fall color. Strong rooting a...

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Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Red October Big Bluestem

'Red October' is a show stopper with year round beauty. The foliage emerges in spring with reddish highlights. In summer the foliage is a lush, deep green. Burgundy red flowers bloom in August while the foliage takes on a purple red hue. The first...

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Arctostaphylos Massachusetts Hybrid

Arctostaphylos Massachusetts Hybrid

Massachusetts Hybrid Kinnickinnick, Bearberry

This beautiful looking native groundcover has an incredibly refined look for a plant that revels in poor, dry, infertile soils. 'Massachusetts' is a nearly prostrate grower with small, lustrous, deep green evergreen foliage that hugs the branches,...

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Aronia arbutifolia Brilliantissima

Aronia arbutifolia Brilliantissima

Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry

An underused native stunner, this narrow, upright growing shrub is ideal for grouping in sandy or moist soils and will perform like a champ with landscape interest throughout the season. Foliage emerges dark green and shiny and provides a great backd...

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Aruncus dioicus

Aruncus dioicus

Goats Beard, Brides Feathers

The foliage resembles that of Astilbe, topped by dense spikes of cream-colored flowers. Makes for a background of even a specimen plant. Blooms from June through till July.

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Asarum canadense

Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger

There's not a shade garden anywhere that won't benefit from the presence of this American Beauties native! Rounded, deep green, cup-like leaves form a tight, low, spreading rug of green that is subtle yet distinctive in the garden. This low hugging f...

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Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

While this plant is an absolute must for attracting butterflies to the landscape, it is also a must for the beauty it adds to the garden. Upright growing with long, lance-like foliage, this Asclepias provides tall backing to any American Beauties gar...

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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed

Deep green, lance-like leaves line upright stems that end with flattened masses of lightly fragrant white flowers in early to mid summer. It is perfect for grouping in the back of the garden and thrives in moist to wet areas. This is an essential ...

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Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed

When most people think of milkweed, this is the one that comes to mind. Fragrant flowers bloom on tall, sturdy stems in mid-summer. Monarch butterflies need milkweed to because it is the only plant their caterpillars can eat. This is an easy...

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Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed

Like its relative, Asclepias incarnata, this plant is essential to attracting Monarch butterflies to the landscape but, unlike incarnata, it likes a much drier spot and, since its profile is lower, a spot closer to the front of the garden. This droug...

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Asclepias tuberosa Gay Butterflies

Asclepias tuberosa Gay Butterflies

Gay Butterflies Butterfly Weed

Not only is 'Gay Butterflies' spectacular to look at, with its vivid orange flat-topped flowers with red overtones and yellow centers, but is highly nutritional and attractive to beneficial pollinators. Blooms are bountiful clusters on strong upri...

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Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow

Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow

Hello Yellow

‘Hello Yellow’ produces loads of bright yellow flower clusters from early summer into early autumn. Deadheading early in the season will encourage the plant to send up another round of blossoms. The flowers attract hummingbirds and but...

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Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed

Whorled milkweed grows almost anywhere and attracts pollinators in droves! In fact, it is one of the most widely distributed milkweed species in the United States. Bright white to light green flowers bloom in mid- to late summer, providing nectar ...

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Asimina triloba

Asimina triloba

Pawpaw

It's amazing that this plant is so unknown! Pawpaw is an understory tree native to the eastern US whose other close relatives are native to the tropics. It's a tree that fruits and was prized by colonists in America for its taste but is nearly forgot...

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Aster cordifolius 'Avondale'

Aster cordifolius 'Avondale'

Common Blue Wood Aster

Larger growing and spreading, this easy to grow selection is at home in sun or shade. Masses of pale blue rayed, yellow centered daises injects an electrifying burst of color in the late summer and autumn. Even better, butterflies love to visit it...

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Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

White Heath Aster

Heath aster bursts into fragrant yellow centered, white daisy-like bloom in early fall. Narrow grey-green foliage is an important larval butterfly food. Easy to grow, this tolerant perennial thrives as a groundcover in dry conditions. Butterflies ...

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Aster laevis Bluebird

Aster laevis Bluebird

Bluebird Smooth Aster

Dense and rounded, this easy to grow fall bloomer is already a favorite of your local butterflies and it will become one of your favorites with its amazing color and consistency. 'Bluebird' covers itself in a thick blanket of long, narrow, medium to ...

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