Allegheny Spurge (Pachysandra procumbens)

  Scientific Name: Pachysandra procumbens Common Name: Allegheny Spurge Description of facts and concepts: A groundcover that blooms with fragrant, white bottlebrush shaped flowers in the spring. Seed or division information: Division or cuttings Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: White Height: 10″ Spread:…

Barrens Stonecrop (Sedum (Hylotelephium) telephiodes)

Scientific Name: Hylotelephium telephiodes Common Name: Barrens Stonecrop Description of facts and concepts: Soft pink flowers in late summer Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): October W1 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Pink Height: 36″ Spread: 24″ Family: Stonecrop Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral…

Bearberry, Kinninnick (Arctostaphyllus uva-ursi)

Scientific Name: Arctostaphyllus uva-ursi Common Name: Bearberry, Kinninnick Description of facts and concepts: This circumpolar evergreen groundcover produces tiny flowers and red berries. Grows in very poor soil. Seed or division information: Root cuttings in early spring or fall Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower:…

Bishop’s Cap, Miterwort (Mitella diphylla )

AR & VR 3D Plant Model ; Scientific Name: Mitella diphylla Common Name: Bishop’s cap, Miterwort Description of facts and concepts: This plant is grown for its attractive leaves and its tiny, exquisite flowers. Seed or division information: Easy from seeds, which look like small miters. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4…

Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga (Actaea) racemosa)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model Scientific Name: Actaea racemosa Common Name: Black cohosh Description of facts and concepts: Tall bottlebrush flowers in summer Seed or division information: Move small plants in early spring, or start from seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower:…

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)

  Scientific Name: Gaillardia aristata Common Name: Blanket flower Description of facts and concepts: Short lived low perennials bloom most of the summer with bright petals of red, yellow and orange. Seed or division information: Easy from seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W4 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Red,…

Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor )

AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Iris versicolor Common Name: Blue flag iris Description of facts and concepts: “Versicolor” means “variously colored” and that’s why another common name is “harlequin flower.” The yellow flag iris is from Europe and is an invasive species, pushing out the native flag iris. Do not plant…

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Scientific Name: Verbena hastata Common Name: Blue vervain Description of facts and concepts: Candelabra spikes on tall stems Seed or division information: Seeds or plugs Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W4 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Purple Height: 2-6′ Spread: 24″ Family: Vervain Soil Type: Base to Acidic Basic,…

Blue Wood Sedge (Carex flaccosperma)

Scientific Name: Carex flaccosperma Common Name: Blue Wood Sedge Description of facts and concepts: This narrow leaf sedge is a good replacement for liriope, which it resembles. Seed or division information: Divisions in early spring Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Glaucus blue Height:…

Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium )

Scientific Name: Sisyrinchium angustifolium Common Name: Blue-Eyed Grass Description of facts and concepts: This adorable tiny iris looks like a grass from its foliage, but close examination of the flower reveals the six petals of an iris. This is a good groundcover in soils that don’t dry out. Shear it back to prevent seeding around…

Boneset (Eupatorim (Eutrochium) perfoliatum)

Scientific Name: Eutrochium perfoliatum Common Name: Boneset Description of facts and concepts: White flat-topped flowers over deep green foliage Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): September W2 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: White Height: 3-4′ Spread: 24″ Family: Aster Soil Type: Base to Acidic…

Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Scientific Name: Gentiana andrewsii Common Name: Bottle gentian Description of facts and concepts: Tight clusters of bottle-shaped flowers, visited by bumble bees. Seed or division information: Divisions, cuttings, seed Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): September W4 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Blue Height: 1-2′ Spread: 12″ Family: Gentian Soil Type:…

Brown-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Scientific Name: Rudbeckia fulgida Common Name: Brown-Eyed Susan Description of facts and concepts: Many yellow ray flowers, attracts bees and butterflies Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W2 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Yellow with black center Height: 2-3′ Spread: 24″ Family: Aster Soil…

Brown-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)

Scientific Name: Rudbeckia triloba Common Name: Brown-eyed susan Description of facts and concepts: A densly branched, hairy, short-lived perennial or biennial, with coarse leaves. Seed or division information: Self-seeds readily Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W2 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Yellow Height: 20″ Spread: 18″ Family: Aster Soil Type:…

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Scientific Name: Lobelia cardinalis Common Name: Cardinal flower Description of facts and concepts: A hummingbird magnet, these short-lived perennials make lots of seeds and thus continue where happy for many years Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W2 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Red Height:…

Catmint (Nepeta faassenii)

Scientific Name: Nepeta faassenii Common Name: Catmint Description of facts and concepts: A European hybrid, catmint provides early flowers for bees and wasps. Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W4 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Lavender Height: 18″ Spread: 24″ Family: Mint Soil Type:…

Christmas Fern (Polistichum acrostichoides)

  AR & VR 3D Plant Model Scientific Name: Polistichum acrostichoides Common Name: Christmas fern Description of facts and concepts: Evergreen fern for neutral woods. Seed or division information: Divide large roots in early spring Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Green Height: 16″…

Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)

  AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Osmunda cinnamomea Common Name: Cinnamon fern Description of facts and concepts: The cinnamon-brown fruiting stalks give this fern its name. A large and dramatic fern. Seed or division information: Spores, or divide the creeping rhizome. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W3 Garden…