Sedum ochroleucum 'Red Wiggle'

European Stonecrop 'Red Wiggle'
Family: Crassulaceae (Orphine Family)
       

·         Hardiness Zones:  4-9
·         Height: 3-9 inches
·         Spread: 10-12 inches
·         Bloom Time: July
·         Bloom: light yellow; insignificant
·         Light: full sun
·         Soil: well drained
·         Moisture: dry
·         Use: alpine and rock gardens, containers
·         Care: low maintenance; divide in spring or fall
·         Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems
·         Native to: species native to Europe and Turkey
·         Notes: needle-like bright red foliage and green tips; turns bright red in fall
·         Supplier: The Flower Factory
·         Teaching Garden Location Code: Rock Garden C021

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Campanula fenestrellata

Adriatic Bellflower
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  3-7
·        Height: 3-5 inches
·        Spread: 12-15 inches
·        Bloom Time: May to June
·        Bloom: violet blue
·        Light: full sun to part shade
·        Soil: average, well-drained
·        Moisture: medium
·        Use: alpine and rock gardens, borders; attracts bees and butterflies
·        Care: low maintenance
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems
·        Native to: southern Europe, Adriatic coast
·        Notes: compact, small, hairy foliage
·        Supplier: The Flower Factory
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Rock Garden C032

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Gypsophila aretioides v. caucsica

Alpine Baby's Breath
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Carnation Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  5-9
·        Height: .5-1 inch
·        Spread: 1-2 feet
·        Bloom Time: June to July
·        Bloom: white
·        Light: full sun
·        Soil: sandy, gritty, well-drained
·        Moisture: dry to medium
·        Use: alpine and rock gardens; borders
·        Care: likes to be left undisturbed once established
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems; some susceptibility to botrytis, aster yellows and stem rot
·        Native to: mountains of northern Iran and Caucasus
·        Notes: tiny, fleshy, oblong, gray-green leaves (to 1/4” long) form a dense foliage mat
·        Supplier: The Flower Factory
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Rock Garden C019

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3'

Lemon Candy™ Ninebark 'Podaras 3'
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  2-8
·        Height: 30 inches
·        Spread: 36 inches
·        Bloom Time: June
·        Bloom: small white flowers
·        Light: full sun to part shade
·        Soil: average, slightly acidic; well-drained
·        Moisture: dry to medium
·        Use: mass in shrub borders, hedge, screen; accent for general garden use
·        Care: prune as needed immediately after bloom and no later than mid-August
·        Concerns: no serious insect problems; some susceptibility to powdery mildew; fireblight and leaf spots may occur
·        Native to: species native to Central and Eastern United States
·        Notes: upright, bushy, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub; emerging lemon yellow spring leaves gradually mature to chartreuse; peeling papery bark
·        Supplier: Landscape Designs, Inc.


·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Pollinator Garden C116

Adiatum pedatum

Maidenhair Fern
Family: Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Ferm Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  3-8
·        Height: 12-24 inches
·        Spread: 12-18 inches
·        Bloom: non flowering
·        Light: part shade to full shade
·        Soil: average, well-drained; prefers humusy soils
·        Moisture: medium
·        Use: shaded border, woodland garden, shaded rock garden or native plant garden
·        Care: low maintenance
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems
·        Native to: North America, Asia
·        Notes: lacy, fan-shaped, green fronds; spreads slowly by creeping, branching rhizomes
·        Supplier: Kopke's Fruit of the Bloom
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Heuchera Garden E038

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Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed
Family: Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  4-9
·        Height: 12-24 inches
·        Spread: 12-24 inches
·        Bloom Time: June to September
·        Bloom: white, in small clusters; flowers give way to smooth, narrow seed pods (to 3” long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous silky-tailed seeds for dispersal by the wind.
·        Light: full sun to part shade
·        Soil: average, well-drained
·        Moisture: dry to medium; prefers hot, dry soils; tolerates moist soils
·        Use: naturalize, rain garden, meadows, prairie, native bed and border; cut flower;  Monarch butterfly, Queen Butterfly and Milkweed Tussock Moth larval host plant; attracts other butterflies like the Great Spangled Fritillary and other beneficial insects like
·        Care: mature plants may freely self-seed in the landscape if seed pods are not removed prior to splitting open; does not transplant well due to its deep taproot; best left undisturbed once established
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems
·        Native to: glades, dry prairies, dry slopes, dry open woods, pastures, fields and roadsides in central and eastern North America extending from Massachusetts to Ontario and Saskatchewan south to Arizona and Florida
·        Notes: stems ooze a milky sap when cut or broken
·        Supplier: Agrecol Native Nursery
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Demonstration Prairie I001

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Symphyotrichum shortii

Short's Aster
Family: Asteraceae (Aster Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  3-8
·        Height: 3 feet
·        Spread: 12-18 inches
·        Bloom Time: August to October
·        Bloom: 10-20 pale blue-violet ray with yellow center disk
·        Light: part sun
·        Soil: tolerates almost any soil
·        Moisture: medium to medium-dry
·        Use: prairies, borders, native plant gardens, naturalized areas, rain gardens, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens; attracts butterflies and bees
·        Care: low maintenance
·        Concerns: no serious insect problems; can be extremely aggressive and needs competition; good air circulation helps reduce foliar diseases, like powdery mildew;  aster wilt can also be an occasional problem, if grown in poorly-drained clay soils; taller plants require staking
·        Native to: eastern United States
·        Notes: central stems end in foot-long clusters of compound flowers
·        Supplier: Agrecol Native Nursery
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Rain Garden J030

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