Native Flowers and all Grasses 2017 by Friends School Plant Sale

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Friends School Plant Sale is a fund-raising event sponsored by the Friends School of Minnesota in Saint Paul. It’s held just once each year on Mother’s Day Weekend at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

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52 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 www.friendsschoolplantsale.com native plants in this section we use www.plants.usda.gov as our source for determining whether a species is native to minnesota if you’re looking for plants native to north america but not minnesota you’ll find them in the perennials section native plants are marked with the native symbol ˜ and the source of the plant stock or seed used to grow these plants is given those without the minnesota symbol are selections or cultivated varieties bred from the minnesota species sometimes called “nativars.” in those cases the term “cultivar,” “selected,” or “selection” is used many of these plants are first-season seedlings that will stay small their first year as they develop their root systems not blooming until their second season in the garden key Í full sun ∏ part sun/part shade Ó shade Ω good for bees ı

www.friendsschoolplantsale.com may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 53 native plants blazing star liatris vertical spikes of flowers loved by butterflies seeds eaten by birds ÍΩ∫¥ n056 columbine wild ß aquilegia canadensis $3.00—2.5” pot n040 eureka l pycnostachya—reddish purple flowers on long spikes from midsummer to early fall densely clustered lower leaves tall selection that is breathtaking in the garden great for cut flowers 60”h red and yellow blossoms in late spring easy to grow though short-lived and reseeding excellent nectar source for hummingbirds does well in dappled shade good for edge of woodland or partly shaded hillside seed from grant county wis 24–36”h Í∏ÓΩı∫˙˜‰ $3.50—3.5” pot $6.00—4 plants in a pack n057 compass plant silphium laciniatum ß n041 wild button blazing star l aspera—tufts of lavender flowers loosely line the stems

54 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 www.friendsschoolplantsale.com native plants key Í full sun ∏ part sun/part shade Ó shade Ω attractive to bees ı bird food source ∫ butterfly-friendly ˙ hummingbird-friendly ç attractive foliage Ç culinary ´ edible flowers ˝ ground cover  medicinal ˜ minnesota native ‰ rock garden † cold-sensitive keep above 40°f ¥ toxic to humans ß saturday restock n102 jack-in-the-pulpit ß arisaema triphyllum brings bright color to shady corners in fall with clusters of small yellow flowers the stems zigzag between the large leaves best in a naturalized woodland garden seed from clayton county iowa 24–36”h ∏Óı∫˝˜¥ $3.50—3.5” pot clusters of three leaves followed by an upright green tube with a furled cover one of the easiest native plants to cultivate native to savanna and woodlands in neutral soil seeds and

www.friendsschoolplantsale.com may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 55 native plants n136 monkey flower mimulus ringens small blue flowers in summer low creeping habit small rounded leaves rooting at nodes excellent as a pond edge or ground cover seed from winona county minn 12–36”h Í∏Ω˝˜$6.00—4 plants in a pack n137 mossberry empetrum nigrum ◊ low and spreading with small needle-like leaves that turn purple in fall inconspicuous purple star-shaped flowers dark berries in fall are best eaten cooked and often accompany other fruits in jellies and pies a member of the heather family that is native to northeastern minnesota it prefers acid soil but can grow in neutral soils seed from switzerland the plant is also native there 4–12”h by 10–12”w Í∏ıÇ˝‰˜ $2.00—2.5” pot n138 new jersey tea ceanothus americanus dense foliage and white blooms june–july

56 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 www.friendsschoolplantsale.com native plants plant widths are similar to their heights unless noted otherwise n165 rosinweed silphium integrifolium n172 sorrel violet wood oxalis violacea ß yellow sunflower-like blooms in midsummer are succeeded by green bracts that persist for months great for cut flower arrangements large clump of upright sturdy stems clasped by green leaves in pairs unlike its silphium relative the cup plant it does not spread much if at all seed from mchenry county ill $3.50—3.5” pot 36–60”h by 36”w ÍΩ˜ a sweet spring ephemeral lavender flowers with a yellow eye all parts of the plant are edible though like all oxalis should only be eaten in limited amounts seed from winona county minn 4–8”h Í∏Óǘ¥ $3.00—3.5” pot creamy white turtlehead flowers on arching spikes july– september desirable for the moist wild

www.friendsschoolplantsale.com grasses may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 57 most grasses are showiest in late summer and fall many grow in attractive clumps and provide winter interest as well they can be used to replace spikes in containers and provide vertical mounding garden accents native grasses have their seed source identified and are marked with the native symbol ˜ perennial grasses and sedges g009 blue grama grass bouteloua gracilis low growing attractive clumps of purplish green dominant through the central great plains ranging to western wisconsin good lawn alternative for sandy soils best in full sun seed from minnesota 12”h Í∏˜ $2.00—2.5” pot g010 blue joint grass ß calamagrostis canadensis bluish leaves with delicate purplish panicles in summer the cree used blue joint to make mattresses clump-forming spreading by rhizomes wet to normal soil it’s good for holding banks along lakes and ponds seed from