Border Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Scientific Name: Phlox paniculata Common Name: Border Phlox Description of facts and concepts: Usually described as the “backbone of the herbaceous border”, its flowers come in a wide variety of colors except yellow and blooms throughout July and August. At 3-4’, border phlox is sweetly scented and survives in moist to well-drained rich soil. Seed…

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:…

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

   Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa Common Name: Butterfly Weed Description of facts and concepts: Blooming in June and July, the bright orange clustered flowers attract bees as well as butterflies. Monarch butterfly caterpillars particularly feed on the leaves of this 1-3’ plant and accumulate toxins from its sap as a defense strategy. Seed or division…

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:…

Chives (Allium schenoprasum)

Scientific Name: Allium schenoprasum Common Name: Chives Description of facts and concepts: Leaves and flowers in salads, vegetables, poultry, fish, eggs, and butters, Lavender flowers in June. Seed or division information: Seeds. Divisions of the small bulbs Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W2 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Purple Height:…

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…

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Scientific Name: Aquilegia canadensis Common Name: Columbine Description of facts and concepts: A drooping bell wildflower that blooms during the spring. Quite attractive to hummingbirds. Seed or division information: Easy from seed, but will germinate more uniformly if given three weeks of chilling at 40 degrees F. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April…

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Viola sororia Common Name: Common Blue Violet Description of facts and concepts: This “weed” of lawns is widespread.  An edible native (both flowers and leaves) high in Vitamin C and potassium.  Seeds are cleistogamous, producing seeds underground without pollination.  Pollination of the flower results in normal…

Coral Bells (Heuchera americana)

Scientific Name: Heuchera americana Common Name: Coral Bells Description of facts and concepts: A clump forming plant with heart shaped leaves. In the early summer, longer stems emerge from the leaves to produce bell-shaped flowers. Seed or division information: Seeds or root divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W3 Garden Name: Shady…

Cream Violet (Viola striata)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Viola striata Common Name: Cream Violet Description of facts and concepts: Produces white flowers with purple veins striping the lower petals in the spring. “Striata” means striped in Latin. Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W1 Garden Name: Shady…

Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera)

Scientific Name: Phlox stolonifera Common Name: Creeping Phlox Description of facts and concepts: Pink in PA and blue in GA, this groundcovering phlox has intermediate color forms throughout the range. Powdermill has an especially fine form with wide and brilliant petals. Seed or division information: Seeds, or divide whole plants in early spring. Date of…

Crooked Stem Aster (Aster (Symphiotrichum) prenanthoides)

Scientific Name: Symphiotrichum prenanthoidium Common Name: Crooked Stem Aster Description of facts and concepts: With narrow leaves, the zig-zag stems produce many small rayed flowers in late summer Seed or division information: Divisions of the roots Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W4 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Pale blue-violet…

Crows Foot Sedum (Sedum ternatum)

Scientific Name: Sedum ternatum Common Name: Crow’s foot Sedum Description of facts and concepts: A tiny sedum for shade with starry flowers . Seed or division information: Seeds, or divide whole plants in early spring. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: White Height: 6″…

Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

Scientific Name: Veronicastrum virginicum Common Name: Culver’s root Description of facts and concepts: Tall white candelabra blooms above whorled foliage 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: White Height: 4-8′ Spread: 24′ Family: Figwort Soil Type: Base to…