Plant Sale 2017

WILD ONES TWIN CITIES 2017 PLANT SALE


Our 11th Annual Native Plant Sale offered 5 collections and 16 individual favorites for pre-order. Additional native plants donated by members will be for sale on Pick-up day. Keep this in mind as you divide your native plants this spring, and donate extras to help support your local Wild Ones Chapter!


Click here for the 2017 WOTC Plant Sale Order Form.



ORDER DEADLINE:  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ORDER PICKUP:  

Sunday, May 21, 2017 • from Noon to 3 pm

PICKUP LOCATION: 

4009 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis (next to Visual Expressions)


2017 collections and individual plants:

Five Native Plant Collections



FLAT A   BUTTERFLY HOST PLANTS    ($55)

48 plants—6 pack of 8 species
Host plants to several native MN butterflies
Medium tall plants, 24”-48”
Dry to moist soil
Full to partial sun

SWAMP MILKWEEDAsclepias incarnata
Sun/PtShade, Med-Wet, 4’, Jun-Aug, Pink — host plants to Monarch
WILD BLUE INDIGOBaptisia australis
Sun/PtShade, Med, 4’, May-Jul, Blue — host plants to Wild Indigo Duskywing
PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVERDalea purpureum
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, Jul-Sep, Purple — host plants to Clouded Sulfur & Eastern Tailed Blue  
SHOWY TICK-TREFOILDesmodium canadense
Sun/PtShade, Med, 5’, Jul-Aug, Purple — host plants to Hoary Edge 
WILD LUPINELupinus perennis
Sun/PtShade, Dry, 2’, May-Jul, Purple — host plants to Karner Blue
BLACK-EYED SUSANRudbeckia hirta
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Wet, 2’, Jun-Oct, Yellow — host plants to Silvery Checkerspot
SMOOTH BLUE ASTER — *Symphyotrichum laeve
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Wet, 4’, Aug-Oct, Blue — host plants to Pearl Crescent 
HEART-LEAVED GOLDEN ALEXANDERZizia aptera
Sun/PtShade, Med, 3’, Apr-Jun, Yellow — host plants to Black Swallowtail




FLAT B   BUTTERFLY FOOD PLANTS    ($55)

48 plants—6 pack of 8 species
Adult food plants for several native MN butterflies
Medium tall plants, 24”-48”
Dry to moist soil
Full to partial sun

FRAGRANT HYSSOPAgastache foeniculum
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 3’, Jul-Sep, Purple — attracts pollinators, aromatic
BUTTERFLY MILKWEEDAsclepias tuberosa
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, Jun-Aug, Orange — Monarch magnet, Monarch host plant
PURPLE CONEFLOWEREchinacea purpuea
Sun/PtShade, Med, 4’, Jul-Sep, Purple — adult food source
MEADOW BLAZINGSTARLiatris liguilistylis
Sun/PtShade, Med, 5’, Aug-Sep, Purple — adult food source, Monarch magnet
WILD BERGAMOTMonarda fistulosa
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Wet, 4’, Jul-Sep, Purple — adult food source
STIFF GOLDENRODSolidago rigida
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 4’, Aug-Oct, Yellow — attracts pollinators
NEW ENGLAND ASTER — *Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Sun/PtShade, Med-Wet, 5’, Aug-Oct, Purple — adult food source
HOARY VERVAINVerbena stricta
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, Jun-Sep, Blue — adult food source




FLAT C   BOULEVARD GARDEN    ($55)

48 plants—6 pack of 8 species
Hot, dry boulevards and walkways
Short plants, 12”-24”
Dry to medium soil
Full to partial sun

NODDING WILD ONIONAllium cernuum
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 1.5’, Jul-Aug, Purple — attracts pollinators
BUTTERFLY MILKWEEDAsclepias tuberosa
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, Jun-Aug, Orange — Monarch magnet, Monarch host plant
CREAM WILD INDIGOBaptisia bracteata
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, May-Jun, Cream — legume
WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVERDalea candidum
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, Jun-Sep, White — attracts pollinators, legume
PRAIRIE SMOKEGeum triflorum
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 1’, May-Jun, Pink — good groundcover, fall color
PATH RUSHJuncus tenuis
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 1’, Jun-Sep — tolerates draught, compacted soils, light foot traffic
SHOWY BEARDTONGUEPenstemon grandiflorus
Sun/PtShade, Dry, 2’, May-Jun, Purple — attracts pollinators
SILKY ASTER — *Symphyotrichum sericeum
Sun/PtShade, Dry, 1’, Sep-Oct, Purple — attracts pollinators




FLAT D   POCKET PRAIRIE     ($55)

48 plants—6 pack of 8 species
Prairie pollinator collection
Medium tall plants, 24”-48”
Dry to medium soil
Full to partial sun

RATTLESNAKE MASTEREryngium yuccifolium
Sun, Med, 4’, Jul-Sep, White — attracts pollinators
WESTERN SUNFLOWERHelianthus occidentalis
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 3’, Jul-Sep, Yellow — attracts pollinators and birds
ROUGH BLAZINGSTAR — Liatris aspera 
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 3’, Jul-Oct, Purple — attracts pollinators
GRAYHEADED CONEFLOWERRatibida pinnata
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 5’, Jul-Sep, Yellow — attracts pollinators
SLENDER PENSTEMONPenstemon gracilis
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, May-Jul, Purple — attracts pollinators
LITTLE BLUESTEMSchizachyrium scoparium
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 3’, Jul-Oct, Blue-Green — draught-tolerant, winter interest
SHOWY GOLDENRODSolidago speciosa
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 5’, Aug-Oct, Yellow — adult food source  
AROMATIC ASTER — *Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, Jul-Sep, Purple — attracts pollinators




FLAT E   WOODLAND GARDEN    ($55)

48 plants—6 pack of 8 species
Full season woodland collection
Mixed height plants, 12”-48”
Medium to moist soil
Full to partial shade

WILD RED COLUMBINEAquilegia canadensis
Sun-Shade, Dry-Med, 2’, Apr-Jun, Red — attracts pollinators
LONG-BEAKED SEDGE — Carex sprengelli 
Sun-Shade, Med, 2’, May-Jun — attracts pollinators
WHITE TURTLEHEADChelone glabra
Sun/PtShade, Med-Wet, 5’, Jul-Sep, Cream — attracts pollinators
LARGE-LEAVED ASTER — *Eurybia macrophylla
PSun-Shade, Dry-Med, 1’, Aug-Oct, White — attracts pollinators, rhyzomatous
JACOB’S LADDERPolemonium reptans
Sun-Shade, Med, 1’, Apr-Jun, Blue — deer resistant
CUT-LEAF CONEFLOWERRudbeckia laciniata
Sun-Shade, Med-Wet, 2’-7’, Jul-Oct, Yellow — attracts pollinators
ZIGZAG GOLDENRODSolidago flexicaulis
PSun-Shade, Med-Wet, 3’, Aug-Oct, Yellow — attracts pollinators
TALL BELLFLOWERCampanula americana
PSun-Shade, Med, 5’, Jul-Oct, Blue — attracts pollinators  


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FAVORITES — Individual Pots




FORBS  (3.5” pots — $4 each)


WHORLED MILKWEEDAsclepias verticillata
Sun/PtShade, Med-Wet, 2’, Jul-Sep, White — attracts pollinators, rhyzomatous, Monarch host plant
COMMON BONESETEupatorium perfolatum
Sun/PtShade, Med-Wet, 4’, Jul-Sep, White — attracts pollinators
GREAT BLUE LOBELIALobelia siphilitca
PSun-Shade, Dry-Med, 5’, Jun-Jul, White — attracts pollinators
UPRIGHT CONEFLOWERRatibida columnifera
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 3’, Jun-Aug, Yellow — attracts pollinators  




GRASSES/SEDGES  (3.5” pots — $4 each)


SIDE-OATS GRAMABouteloua curtipendula
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 2’, Aug-Sep, Purple/Orange — attractive seed formation, host for Skippers
PORCUPINE SEDGECarex hystericina
Sun, Med-Wet, 3’, June — food source for insects and waterfowl
INDIAN GRASS Sorghastrum nutans
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 6’, Aug-Sep — attracts pollinators & wildlife, fall color
PRAIRIE DROPSEEDSporobolus heterolepis
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 3’, Aug-Oct — showy fountain-like prairie grass 




WOODLAND  (#1 pots — $8 each)


WILD GINGER — Asarum canadense
Shade, Med-Wet, 6”, Apr-Jun, Red — rhizomatous, aromatic, groundcover  
MAIDENHAIR FERNAdiantum pedatum
Sun-Shade, Med-Wet, 2’, Jun-Aug — rhizomatous, finely textured
ROYAL FERNOsmunda regalis
PSun-Shade, Wet, 3’-6’, Jun-Aug — rhizomatous, acidic soils, largest MN fern
LARGE-FLOWERED TRILLIUM — Trillium grandiflorum
PSun-Shade, Med-Wet, 1’, Apr-Jun, White — woodland favorite



SHRUBS  (#1 pots — $8 each)


LEAD PLANTAmorpha canescens
Sun/PtShade, Dry-Med, 3’, Jun-Aug, Purple — attracts pollinators, legume
RED-OSIER DOGWOOD — Cornus sericea
Sun/PtShade, Med-Wet, 6’-12’, May-Jul, White — berries, winter interest


LARGE SHRUBS  (#2 pots — $25 each)


SHADBLOW SERVICEBERRYAmelanchier canadensis
Sun-Shade, Med, 15’-20’, Apr-May, White — showy, fruiting, bird magnet, fall color
AMERICAN HAZELNUTCorylus americana
Sun/PtShade, Med-Wet, to 8’, April, Pink — high wildlife value

* new botanical name

Images on this page courtesy Minnesota Wildflowers (Katy Chayka, Peter M. Dziuk), Illinois Wildflowers and Go Botany: New England Wildflower Society, Missouri Botanical Society, Friends of the Wildflower Garden, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Sally and Andy Wasowski, R.W.Smith Collection), and chapter members Vicki Bonk and Julia Vanatta.
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PLEASE NOTE: Species may be substituted if there is a crop failure.
All flat and plant reservations will be accepted in the order they are received.
We suggest you make a note of everything you have ordered for reference as you design your garden. Please use the Order Form when placing your order. Thank you.


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NATIVE PLANT SIGNS!


Be sure to check out our beautiful and durable native plant signs at the plant sale and at all chapter meetings!


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WHY NATIVE MINNESOTA PLANTS?

Native plants were here long before lawnmowers, sprinklers and garden chemicals. Once established, plants native to this region are low maintenance and do not require care typically associated with gardens. Native perennials build a strong, deep root system before focusing on the production of leaves, stems and flowers, resulting in plants that are sturdy and drought tolerant. Native plants are beautiful, and provide food and shelter for wildlife including butterflies, dragonflies, pollinators and birds.


MATCHING SPECIES TO LOCATIONS

It is important to match species requirements with the site features such as soil type, light conditions, moisture and drainage for the planting to be successful.


SITE PREPARATION

You can start now! Proper site preparation gives your plants a great head start. Removal of competitive weeds and grasses must be accomplished before planting begins. One option: cover the area with 10-15 layers of newspapers to block out sunlight. Saturate the newspaper with water to prevent it from blowing away, then apply a clean shredded mulch or compost. Later, after the newspaper has softened but is damp, punch holes in it and insert your new plants.


IMPORTANT NOTES ON PLANT SALE

Flats include 6-packs, and have been designed to cover about 30 to 45 square feet, depending on flat selected. Plants should be spaced 12-18 inches apart as most will spread out as they mature. A good rule of thumb: One plant per square foot. Species may be substituted if there is a crop failure.
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ABOUT WILD ONES

Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, is a national non-profit organization that informs and teaches people how to use native plants in their landscapes. Wild Ones distinguishes itself from other garden organizations by encouraging gardening with native plants and moving away from the use of chemicals, watering, excessive mowing and other practices commonly used by traditional gardeners.


WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN

Support Wild Ones educational programs by joining our organization. Include a check for $37 with your plant sale order (a separate check from the check for your plant order). Your membership fee is also a tax deductible donation. For more information, visit WildOnes.org.