Category Archives: Perennials

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 ››

Perennial Salvia ‘Blue Marvel’

There's a new perennial salvia on the bench at Knecht's, and it came to represent!  Salvia 'Blue Marvel' is a compact selection with the classic, long lasting, bright violet-blue flower spikes. What sets Blue Marvel apart from all the rest, is its amazingly large flowers. In fact, … Continue Reading ››