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Published on March 10, 2008

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Wildflowers for Summer Bloom:  Wildflowers for Summer Bloom Keep your order form handy to fill out as you view photos. Number at bottom right-hand side of page indicates plant number. Purple Milkweed Asclepias purpurascens:  Purple Milkweed Asclepias purpurascens The attractive deep rose flowers draw monarch butterflies. Native, but rare in New York.  Does not spread like some other milkweeds!  Growing Requirements & Size: Dry, sandy soil, full sun, 24” tall. 12 Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa :  Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa A colorful variation on the species, it produces flowers of red, orange, yellow and bronze in July. Long-lived. Adored by butterflies. Growing Requirements & Size: Dry soil, sun, 18 - 24" tall. 13 Hybrid Baptisia Baptisia australis x sphaerocarpa 'Twilite Prairieblues' :  Hybrid Baptisia Baptisia australis x sphaerocarpa 'Twilite Prairieblues' A hybrid of two native species, it has the robust, bushy character of wild indigo. Unique violet/purple/ burgundy flowers edged lemon yellow. Mature plants can produce up to a hundred 32" flowering spikes. 14 Growing Requirements & Size: Moist soil, sun, 2 - 4' tall. False Golden Aster Chrysopsis villosa:  False Golden Aster Chrysopsis villosa A showy native wildflower with numerous golden yellow flowers visited by many butterflies. Clusters of loose, single, 2", bright yellow daisy flowers cover the plant in the fall. Growing Requirements & Size: Well-drained average soil, sun, 2 - 3' tall. 15 Lance-leaved coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 'Walter':  Lance-leaved coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 'Walter' This coreopsis grows in small clumps but forms extensive colonies. It is has narrow leaves 3 to 4 inches long. This cheery variety has ruby red centers or "eyes" in the middle of yellow blossoms. Growing Requirements & Size: Dry soil, sun - part shade, 12“ - 30" tall. 16 Dew Drop Dalibarda repens:  Dew Drop Dalibarda repens A rare and dainty woodland creeper. Small violet-like tufts of heart-shaped leaves and starry white blossoms. Blooming from June through September, “false violet” extends the woodland blooming season. Growing Requirements & Size: Moist to average soil, shade, 2 - 5” tall. 17 Flowering Spurge Euphorbia corollata:  Flowering Spurge Euphorbia corollata Round clumps of delicate blue/green foliage sport a profusion of dainty white flowers. Extremely drought-tolerant plant for rock gardens, sunny borders, even looks great in pots. Growing Requirements & Size: Average to dry soil, sun - part shade, 1 - 2' tall. 18 Copper Iris Iris fulva:  Copper Iris Iris fulva A unique color among irises, the red shades of copper iris have been heavily used in breeding the showy Louisiana irises. Brighten up a moist meadow or rain garden with slowly spreading clumps of these fiery beauties. Growing Requirements & Size: Moist soil, sun, 1 - 3' tall. 19 Wild Yellow Lily Lilium canadense :  Wild Yellow Lily Lilium canadense Stems branch into tall green candelabras supporting showy nodding yellow bells. Place it in a safe, deer-free spot in your own wildflower sanctuary. Growing Requirements & Size: Moist soil, sun - light shade, 4’ - 5’ tall. 20 Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa:  Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa This close relative of common beebalm. Blooms are in shades of lavender and has aromatic foliage. Short-lived but self-sows lavishly. A reliable bloomer. Growing Requirements & Size: Moist-average soil, sun-part shade, 2 - 4’ tall. 21 Bowman's Root Porteranthus trifoliatus:  Bowman's Root Porteranthus trifoliatus Ethereal white flowers contrast beautifully with their rose-red stems on a compact rounded plant. Clean, disease-free foliage often turns deep bronzy red in fall. Unique seed heads persist into winter. Growing Requirements & Size: Average soil, part sun - shade, 24 - 36" tall. 22 Purple Skullcap Scutellaria incana:  Purple Skullcap Scutellaria incana Tons of small purple hooded snapdragon-type flowers adorn tall clumps with attractive deep green toothy foliage.  Useful in the sunny border as it blooms when not much else is happening.  Wild populations are Endangered in NY.  Growing Requirements & Size: Average to dry soil, sun to part shade, 20 - 36” tall. 23 Carolina Lupine Thermopsis villosa :  Carolina Lupine Thermopsis villosa  Dozens of soft yellow, erect, lupine-like flower spikes, pea-shaped leaves and interesting seed pods.  Good near amsonias or baptisias.  Growing Requirements & Size: Medium to dry soil, full sun, 3 - 4' tall. 24

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