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Eastern Prickly Pear

Eastern Prickly Pear

Opuntia humifusa Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Full sun • Soils: Dry, sandy or rocky soil. Needs good drainage. • Bloom Time: June-August. Fruit in mid-fall. • Size: Up to 18 inches tall. Usually creeping. New England’s only native cactus!...

Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Part shade. Tolerates full sun in wet soils. • Soils: Moist to wet, acidic soils • Bloom Time: N/A • Size: Up to 3 feet tall Distinctive, coarsely lobed fern that spreads by rhizomes in wet...

Mayapple / American Mandrake

Mayapple / American Mandrake

Podophyllum peltatum Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Part Shade, Shade • Soils: Average to Moist, acidic sandy loams. • Bloom Time: April/May. Fruit in mid-summer. • Size: 1-1.5ft tall. Spreads along the ground. A unique woodland plant that...

Bird’s Foot Violet

Bird’s Foot Violet

Viola pedata Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Full sun to partial, filtered shade • Soils: Dry, acidic, sandy or gravelly soils. Needs good drainage. • Bloom Time: April - June • Size: 4-10 inches high Beautiful lilac-colored flowers, larger...

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Poor sandy, dry or average • Bloom Time: White flowers in July, August, September • Size: 1-3 feet in height; 1-2 foot spread Plant in rock gardens or to fill wide...

Common Sneezeweed

Common Sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average, moist to wet • Bloom Time: Yellow flowers in July, August, September • Size: 1-3 feet in height; 2-3 foot spread Plant this clump-forming perennial with...

Appalachian Mountain Mint

Appalachian Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum flexuosum Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average, moist • Bloom Time: White flowers in July, August • Size: 2-3 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread An aromatic, good soil stabilizer, it produces silvery white...

Selfheal

Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Moist, rich • Bloom Time: Purple flowers in July, August • Size: 6-12 inches in height Selfheal is easy to grow under most conditions and can be aggressive. The common...

Slender Mountain Mint

Slender Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average, dry • Bloom Time:  White flowers in July, August, September • Size: 8-20 inches in height; 12-36 inch spread In addition to being a good garden...

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea pallida Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part sun • Soils: Rich, dry to moist • Bloom Time: Pale purple to pink flowers in June, July • Size: up to 3 feet in height; 1 foot spread Low maintenance and resilient with lance shaped...