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Michigan Native Plants - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

  Source: "MNPPA Source Guide 2005-2006"

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Common Name
Botanical Name
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Spring Summer Autumn
American Hornbeam, Blue Beach Carpinus caroliniana
1. American Hornbeam
Known variously as American hornbeam ironwood, or blue beech in different parts of the country, Carpinus caroliniana has an unusual rippled trunk, witch is pale... TI Click to display n/a n/a n/a 5 Gallon
Aster (New England) Aster novae-angliae 
2. Alma Potschke
In fall, this classic cultivar becomes a glowing mass of vibrant pink daisy-like flowers that will stop traffic on your street. 'Alma Potschke' grows 4... 4D-South Click to display 30"-36" 12"-18" 5-8 6" Green
Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia hirta 
3. Goldilocks
Bright gold, double and semi-double flowers on compact plants all summer. Use for borders, cutting. 5C-North Click to display 8"-10" 12" 4-10 4" Green
4. Sonora
Durable, easy-to-grow plants add sizzling color all summer long. Masses of bright blooms attract butterflies and make great summer bouquets. 5C-North Click to display 12"-14" 18"-24" 4-10 4" Green
Butterfly Flower Asclepias tuberosa
5. Hello Yellow
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, this cultivar of our native A. tuberosa offers three months of golden yellow blooms from early through late... 9C-North Click to display 24" 24" 3-9 8" Green
6. Orange
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer. Deadheading the... 5C-North Click to display 24" 24" 3-9 4" Green
Dogwood (Pagoda - Tree form) Cornus alternifolia
7. Pagoda Dogwood - Tree form
This graceful small tree has pale yellow flowers in May, followed by blue-black fruit, and the leaves turn a beautiful maroon red in the fall.... TD Click to display 15'-20' 20'-25' 4-7 5 Gallon
Fern (Christmas) Polystichum acrostichoides
8. Christmas Fern
  12A-South Click to display n/a n/a 24" 24" 5 8" Green
Gayfeather; Blazing Star Liatris spicata 
9. Blue
Liatris spicata, also known as Blazing Star, is an unforgettable purple perennial. Known for its grass-like foliage and tall, spiky blooms that attract butterflies, birds... 4C-South Click to display 24"-36" 12"-24" 3-9 6" Green
10. Floristan Violet
Multiple wands of bright violet-purple flowers open from top to bottom beginning in early summer. All together, Liatris is a very strong vertical accent... 6C-North Click to display 36"-48" 16"-20" 3-9 4" Green
Milkweed (Swamp) Asclepias incarnata
11. Cinderella
A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla scented, rose pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers... 9C-North Click to display 36"-5' 12"-36" 3-9 8" Green
12. Ice Ballet
A marvelous long-blooming, bright white selection of swamp milkweed. Clear white flowers and dark green foliage make the colors of the hundreds of visiting butterflies... 9C-North Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
13. Milkmaid
The pure white 'Milkmaid' has rounded umbels of fragrant flowers that bloom in summer. The nectar-rich flowers provide food for butterflies, especially the Monarch that... 9C-North Click to display 36"-48" 24"-36" 4-9 8" Green
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
14. Coppertina® ('Mindia')
Coppertina is a new cross between the golden ninebark 'Darks Gold' and the purple leafed ninebark Diabolo ('Monlo'). The result give us a wonderful plant... SC-14 Click to display 8'-10' 5' 3-7 3 Gallon
15. Summer Wine® ('Seward')
A new smaller version of purple-leafed Ninebark. This shrub has very compact branching and fine, deeply cut leaves. A very hardy shrub that requires little... SC-16 Click to display 5'-6' 36"-48" 3-8 3 Gallon
Primrose (Evening) Oenothera
16. Lemon Drop
Easy to grow and heat tolerant, 'Lemon Drop' is an outstanding new Evening Primrose that produces pretty, lemon yellow flowers all summer. 4D-South Click to display 8"-12" 10"-12" 5-11 6" Green
Redbud (Eastern) Cercis canadensis 
17. Eastern Redbud (multi-stem)
This handsome tree bears small pink flowers in spring before leaves appear. Later brown fruit pods form. It does well in sun and part shade. TG Click to display 20'-30' 20'-25' 4-9 7 Gallon
18. Eastern Redbud (tree-form)
This handsome tree bears small pink flowers in spring before leaves appear. Later brown fruit pods form. It does well in sun and part shade. n/a Click to display 20'-30' 20'-25' 4-9 7 Gallon
19. Forest Pansy ('Purple Leaf')
A handsome purple leaf variety of redbud. The new foliage emerges a shimmering purple red and changes to a more subdued color as the season... Nursery Front Click to display 16'8"-25' 25'-35' 5-9 5 Gallon
Rush (Corkscrew) Juncus effusus 
20. Spiralis
Long and curling, spiraling coils of rush-like leaves burst up, out, and sideways from the base of this clumping marsh plant. A true oddity. 4C-North Click to display n/a 12"-14" 18" 7-11 6" Green
Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower Helenium autumnale
21. Helena Red & Gold Hybrids
Countless small daisy-like flowers on well branched, upright stems. Vibrant flowers are excellent for late-season color in the garden or bouquet. A beautiful addition to... 6B-North Click to display 48"-48" 36" n/a 4" Green
Stonecrop (Woodland) Sedum ternatum
22. Woodland Stonecrop
Sedum ternatum is the most widespread native Sedum species in eastern North America, commonly known as woodland stonecrop. It has white flowers, blooming April to... 6D-South Click to display 3"-4" 6"-12" 3-9 4½" White
Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia cespitosa 
23. Northern Lights
A new cool season, graceful, mostly evergreen grass with narrow, gold variegated blades. Loose, airy panicles tipped in pink appear in spring, then fade to... 12C-South Click to display n/a 18"-30" 8"-12" 4-9 8" Green
Tufted Hair Grass (Dwarf)
24. Pixie Fountain
‘Pixie Fountain’ features dense clumps of slender, silver-green foliage followed by golden brown flower spikes above the leaves from June to September. Choose this compact... 12C-South Click to display 16"-24" 12"-20" 2-7 8" Green
White Snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum
25. Chocolate
Striking foliage contrasts beautifully with brilliant white flowers. 4D-South Click to display 36"-48" 24" 3-7 6" Green
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
26. New Vintage™ Violet
New Vintage™ Violet Yarrow is a long-blooming selection with unusual, eye-catching plum-violet flowers that hold their color. A small plant at maturity, this perennial is... 4C-South Click to display 12"-14" 10"-12" 2-9 6" Green
27. Red Velvet
This deep rose-red selection fades less than older types. Good for cutting and drying. Remove faded flowers regularly, to promote continued blooming. Inclined to spread,... 11C-South Click to display 23"-29" 18"-23" 2-9 8" Green
28. Summer Pastels
This delightful mixture offers a rich blend of soft shades, from white to peach to lavender and rose. They look great together, and their gentle... 6C-S; 11C-S Click to display 18"-27" 18"-23" 3-10 4" Green
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