Plants

This page is our plant inventory. If you would like to see my photos, descriptions and planting conditions of these species and more, click any plant listed to the left. When viewing on your phone, you'll need to pinch in to read all the plant names.
 
Each plant has its season -some will be available in May, several in June-August, and late bloomers in September. If you would like to be notified about plant availability and new arrivals, add your email below and you will receive the Shelterwood Gardens seasonally available plant list.
 
 
Pot size often indicates the age of the plant. Small pots generally mean that the plant is hardy, but young. Larger pots could mean that the plant is first year, two or more years old or has a tap root requiring a deeper pot. Mature plants generally cost more, although ephemerals tend to come in smaller pots and come at a premium because they are typically more difficult to germinate and maintain in a pot.
 
Key:
Blue color means available later June into autumn
Green color means available mid April to early June
Red color means autumn-only availability
Purple color means next spring availability
Magenta color means limited availability -please inquire

 

EPHEMERALS

Bloodroot,   Sanguinaria canadensis
False Rue Anemone,   Isopyrum biternatum  
 
White Trillium,   Trillium grandiflorum  
Ramp,   Allium Tricoccum 
Midland Shooting StarDodecatheon meadia 
Virginia BluebellsMertensia virginica
Dutchman's BreechesDicentra cucullaria  
Rue AnemoneAnemonella thalictroides
White Trout Lily,   Erythronium albidum
 
 

NATIVE FERNS
Maidenhair FernAdiantum pedatum 
Lady FernAthyrium felix femina

Ostrich FernMatteuccia struthiopteris

 

 

NATIVE GRASSES

Blue Grama,   Bouteloua gracilis

Bottlebrush Grass,   Elymus hystrix

Little Bluestem,   Schizachyrium scoparium 

Ear Leaved Brome,    Bromus latiglumis

Prairie Dropseed,  Sporobolus heterolepis

Little Bluestem,   Schizachyrium scoparium

Side-Oats Grama,   Bouteloua curtipendula

Silky Wild Rye,   Elymus villosus

 

 

SEDGE

Long-beaked Sedge,   Carex sprengelii

Pennsylvania Sedge,   Carex pennsylvanica

 

 

NATIVE PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS 

Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculum

Butterfly Weed,   Asclepias tuberosa
Button Blazing Star,   Liatris aspera

Blue Vervain Verbena hastata

Hoary Vervain,   Verbena stricta

Large-Flowered Beardtongue,   Penstemon grandiflorus 

Meadow Blazing Star,   Liatris ligulistylus

Pasque FlowerAnemone patens wolfgangiana
Prairie SmokeGeum triflorum 
Prairie Phlox,  Phlox pilosa 

Prairie Alumroot,  Heuchera richardsonii
Prairie Blazing Star,   Liatris pycnostachya
Purple Prairie Clover,   Dalea purpurea

Rose Milkweed (Swamp),   Asclepias incarnata

 

 

MINNESOTA NATIVE FLOWERING PERENNIALS

Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculum

Aniseroot,  Osmorhiza longistylis

Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
Bog goldenrod,   Solidago ulignosa
Butterfly Weed,   Asclepias tuberosa
Button Blazing Star,   Liatris aspera
Calico Aster,
  Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
Cardinal Flower,   Lobelia cardinalis
Columbine,   Aquilegia canadensis
Culver's Root,   Veronicastrum virginicum
Doll’s eyes,   Actaea pachypoda
Early Sunflower,    Heliopsis helianthoides

Early Meadow RueThalictrum dioicum
Golden Alexander,    Zizea aurea
Heart Leaf Aster,   Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Hoary Vervain,   Verbena stricta
Jacob’s Ladder,   Polemonium reptans
Late Figwort,   Scrophularia marilandica
Lion's Foot
,   Prenanthes alba
Large-Flowered Beardtongue,   Penstemon grandiflorus

Michigan LilyLilium michiganense,
Meadow Blazing Star,   Liatris ligulistylus
Meadowsweet,   Spiraea alba

Monkey Flower, Mimulus ringens

New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Northern Blue Flag, Iris versicolor

Obedient Plant,   Physostegia virginiana
Poke Milkweed,  Asclepias exaltata
Prairie Alumroot,  Heuchera richardsonii
Prairie Blazing Star,   Liatris pycnostachya  

Prairie Phlox,  Phlox pilosa 

Purple Prairie Clover,   Dalea purpurea
Rose Milkweed (Swamp),   Asclepias incarnata
Sand Lupine (wild),   Lupinus perennis
Sky Blue Aster,   Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
Smooth Blue Aster
,   Symphyotrichum laeve

Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale
Solomon Seal,   Polygonatum biflorum
Solomon’s Plume,   Maianthemum racemosum
Starry Solomon’s Plume,
  Maianthemum stellatum
Swamp Marigold,   Bidens aristosa
Sweet Cicely,   Osmorhiza claytonii
Sweet Joe Pye Weed,  Eutrochium purpureum
Thimble Weed,  
Anemone virginiana
Turtlehead,  Chelone glabra
Virgin’s Bower,  Clematis virginiana 

Virginia WaterleafHydrophyllum virginianum 

White Wild IndigoBaptisia alba
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosa
Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

Wild Golden Glow, Rudbeckia laciniata

Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense 

Woodland Geranium,   Geranium maculatum 
Zig Zag Goldenrod,  Solidago flexicaulis 

 

 

MINNESOTA NATIVE WOODLAND PERENNIALS

Early Meadow RueThalictrum dioicum

Solomon Seal,   Polygonatum biflorum
Solomon’s Plume,   Maianthemum racemosum
Starry Solomon’s Plume,
  Maianthemum stellatum
 

Sweet Cicely,  Osmorhiza claytonii                                          

Thimble Weed,   Anemone virginiana

Virginia Waterleaf,  Hydrophyllum virginianum

White Avens,  Geum canadense

Wild Blue PhloxPhlox divaricata

Wild GingerAsarum canadense 

Wild Golden GlowRudbeckia laciniata

Zig Zag GoldenrodSolidago flexicaulis



 

 

NEAR-NATIVE FLOWERING PERENNIALS

Bee Balm,  Monarda Didymia
Blue-stem GoldenrodSolidago caesia 
Hairy Beardtongue,   Scrophularia marilandica
Threadleaf CoreopsisCoreopsis verticillata
Wild HyacinthCamassia scilloides
 
 
SHRUBS
New Jersey TeaCeanothus americanus
Smooth Hydrangea,  Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
 
 
OLD WORLD PERENNIALS
Bearded Iris Iris germanica, Yellow 
Meadow SageSalvia Pratensis, varies -purple to light pink