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*Note - some of these native plants are also found in Medicinal Herbs Plant Starts. They are the same varieties in both pages and can be ordered from either listing.
Additional varieties of native plants may become available for pre-order in early April once we assess the success of their germination.
These plant starts come in a 3" square pot.
Our plant starts are Certified Naturally Grown. We use organic and non-GMO seeds, organic approved potting mix, and naturally-derived fertilizers.
Pick-up your pre-ordered plant starts one of these three events:
Sunday, May 7th at Newbo City Market in Cedar Rapids 10am - 4pm
Thursday, May 11th at Morning Glory Farm in Mt Vernon 4pm-6pm
Saturday, May 13th at the Iowa City Farmers Market 7:30am-12pm
Once you have your plant starts in your cart and before checkout - please indicate in the Notes section at which location you will be picking up your plant starts.
Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum - fragrant leaves and flowers taste of sweet licorice. blooms in it's first year if in full sun. 3' tall. Perennial.
Aromatic Aster - slightly more compact and branching plant, reaches 2' tall. leaves are aromatic but flowers are not. tolerates dry soil. Perennial.
New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - blooms August-October, plant reaches 5 feet tall. plant in full sun or partial shade. Perennial.
Bee Balm - Monarda fistulosa - also known as Wild Bergamot, Sweet Leaf, & Monarda. lavender-hued flowers bloom in this plants second year of growth. 4' tall, plant in full sun or partial shade. Perennial.
Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata - small purple flowers on stiff upright stems. likes soil with more moisture and grows up to 5' tall. blooms July - September. Perennial.
Butterfly Weed - Asclepias tuberosa - bright orange flowers attract monarch butterflies & other pollinators. 2'. plant in full sun or partial shade. Perennial.
Coreopsis - Coreopsis lanceolata - easy to grow wildflower with cheerful yellow blooms 2' tall. tolerates dry soils and thrives in full sun. Perennial.
Echinacea - Echinacea purpurea - also known as Purple Coneflower. a beloved native medicinal plant. often flowers in it's first year, reaching 4' tall. Perennial.
Little Bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium - native grass with blue-hued leaves in summer that shift to copper tones in the fall. a gorgeous grass for native landscaping. 3' tall, tolerates dry soils. Perennial.
Prairie Blazing Star - Liatris pycnostachya - tall purple spikes attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. plant in full sun to partial shade. grows to 4' tall. Perennial.
Purple Prairie Clover - Dalea purpurea - a native legume that fixes nitrogen in the soil. tolerates dry soils, very hardy. grows to 2' tall. Perennial.
River Oats - Chasmanthium latifolium - ornamental grass with flowers that look like flattened hops. g
Rattlesnake Master - Eryngium yuccifolium - beautiful pale green/white spike flowers. a host plant for Black Swallowtails and resistant to deer & rabbit browse. 4' tall, plant in full sun. Perennial.
Side-Oats Grama - Bouteloua curtipendula - small red flowers hang from one side of the stem. deer resistant and a host plant for beneficial insects. Perennial.
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium - white umbels bloom atop feathery stems. a great medicinal plant that benefits pollinators as well. 2-3' tall, tolerates dry soils. Perennial.
For more detailed growing information, we recommend viewing Prairie Moon Nursery where you will find a wealth of information on growing native plants.