Category Archives: Natives

Echinacea, Coneflower

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™ 18-20" Tall x 24" Wide
When I talk about Coneflower or Echinacea, you might envision a dark, cone-centered flower with purple pink petals.  This hardy, North American native is popular planted en masse in a variety of settings.  Continue Reading ››

Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)
Summer is here! So says the calendar, and so says our patch of Minnesota Native Cactus. Every year the Nursery's outstanding colony of prickly pear cactus announces the coming of summer by going all out with an abundant … Continue Reading ››

Baptisia, False Indigo

Baptisia australis, False Indigo
Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
The baptisia, or false indigo, has come into bloom and they're stopping people in their tracks! I have to admit, baptisia has been on my list of top ten favorite perennials … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Witch-hazel

        A lovely late season surprise is the winter bloom of our North American native, Witch-hazel. In late autumn, as the green summer foliage of Witch-hazel begins to turn golden yellow, an exciting event is unfolding among its' branches. Bright yellow ribbons of lightly fragrant flowers are starting to bloom. … Continue Reading ››