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Maidenhair Fern Maidenhair Fern: The Maidenhair Fern is a perennial fern species that grows in humid and temperate areas of the United States. You might also recognize them by their other names: Rosy maidenhair Northern maidenhair Silver dollar maidenhair American maidenhair Don't let the many names trick you--they all refer to maidenhair ferns. The Maidenhair fern belongs to the Adiantum genus, which contains over two hundred species. Its scientific name,adiantum, comes from the Greek word adiantos, which means unwetted. TN Nursery finds these ferns a favorite for gardeners who live in densely shaded or forested areas, especially if they have consistently moist soil, as you might find near a creek or stream. Maidenhair Fern has an unique appearance Maidenhair fern fronds grow from sixteen to twenty-six inches long and form an intriguing softly-rounded oval shape. The spring-green leaflets are shallow and contain two or three forked veins. The veins have a more prosperous, darker green, making a stunning contrast against the softer hue of the leaves. Despite being robust, the maidenhair fern has a deceptive appearance, that of a delicate plant, due to its tiny leaves. Some describe the leaves as feathery or lacy due to foliage comprising many small, fan-shaped segments. However, most describe the delicate leaves as "hair-like," thus lending this fern its common name. The leaves emerge in late winter or early spring. The earliest leaves of the season are an attractive salmon color, but they soon turn a true spring green. How to Care for a Maidenhair Fern Maidenhair fern is gorgeous when you plant it in the middle or back row of a border planting or as a stand-alone specimen in a shade garden or water garden. It's also suitable for growing along the northern or shady sides of your home's foundation for a display of lively spring green. It grows well in shady locations and is easy to establish. It forms large colonies over time, spreading from a dense root system. It takes little care other than watering. Occasionally, you may wish to dig up unwanted growth and divide it into smaller sections. Maidenhair Ferns are available at TN Nursery Order Your maidenhair ferns from TN Nursery today--we are here to help.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) Goldenseal: Hydrastis canadensis, which most gardeners simply call goldenseal, is a North American native species that you'd find in nature in the shady forests of the cool to moderate growing zones. Other names that identify this same species are: Eye-balm Golden root Eye root Orangeroot Jaundice root Yellow puccoon Indian plant (paying homage to its use in Indigenous folklore) Gardeners prize goldenseal for decorative use in a container garden, shade gardens, and--because it stays under foot high--as a ground cover plant. Goldenseal Flourishes in the Shade As a forest native, goldenseal performs best in partial shade to shady conditions. Besides adequate shade, it prefers loosened soil that contains wood matter--think hardwood mulch, shredded leaves, or even peat moss. Gardeners layer these organic materials over goldenseal plants before the snow flies in the coldest growing zones. Once you recreate those forest growing conditions, goldenseal is easy to care for, requiring no fertilizer or additional care--save for a drink of water during an extended drought. It resists disease, molds, and mildew and will form colonies that fill your shady area if you enrich the soil and give it adequate water. Goldenseal attracts birds, bees, and other pollinating insects and squirrels who eagerly snack on its tiny fruits. Goldenseal Is a Petite Beauty Goldenseal is a smaller plant, topping out at around twelve inches high and wide. The stem and leaves emerge from a robust root system. The leaves are a beautiful citrine green, three- to seven-lobed, and form in pairs atop the stem. They produce solitary, tiny white flowers in the late spring. The flowers make way for the tiny bright red berries attracting birds and squirrels into your garden for a treat. Some gardeners deliberately plant goldenseal away from a vegetable garden to lure these creatures to a more appropriate snack. Order Your Goldenseal Plant From TN Nursery Today For a smaller shade plant that will attract birds and squirrels to entertain you, TN Nursery suggests goldenseal. Place your order today.
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Hay Scented Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula Hay Scented Fern: A TN Nursery customer favorite, Hay Scented Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula, adds classic charm to any shade garden. Gardeners cherish this otherworldly-looking plant for its ease of care and the great scent, which reminds one of the familiar, mildly grassy smell of freshly-harvested hay. This low-maintenance plant is a native species of the eastern United States. However, it performs well in all the temperate USDA growing zones. They can thrive in many soil conditions, from dry, rocky woodlands to moist, dense hardwood forests. The main thing to consider is not soil quality but water. Like most ferns, the hay scented fern likes to stay consistently moist without becoming overly wet or over dry. Other than keeping an eye on the moisture content of your soil, the care requirements of this species are minimal. Hayscented fern( Dennstaedtia punctilobula) You'll Love the Dainty Appearance Dennstaedtia punctilobula might look dainty, but don't let that trick you. These diminutive ferns are sturdy despite their smaller size. The lovely golden-brown stems easily support the fresh, spring green fronds, which form a triangular shape. Each frond displays vibrant leaflets that are broad at the base and sharpen into a blunt tip at the end. The frond’s texture has an attractive, hair-like appearance. The plant grows to a mature height of under two feet but will widen out as much as three to four feet; this growth pattern makes it an ideal ground cover or specimen plant for your shade garden. How to Care for the Hay Scented Fern Like many ferns, the hay scented fern is native to North America, where it thrived for thousands of years without any human intervention. Fortunately, all you need to do is plant your Dennstaedtia punctilobula in a place with plenty of shade and well-amended soil. During the summer, watch for heat damage and provide water accordingly. Water it only when the ground gets exceptionally dry, or you see brown spots around the margins of the leaflets. Hay Scented Fern is available to order at TN Nursery today Please order your hay scented fern from TN Nursery today--you will never be disappointed with our freshly-dug products.
Jacobs Ladder Plant Jacobs Ladder Plant: The evergreen climbing plant, Jacob's Ladder, is a North American native species. Although it comes primarily from Mexico, it is a resilient and hardy plant, well-adapted to most parts of the United States. In fact, American gardeners have enjoyed cultivating this lovely floral vine for about two hundred years—TN Nursery ships this vine to almost every growing zone in the U.S.A. The name of the Jacob's Ladder plant has Biblical origins. In the book of Genesis, Jacob, a young man, dreamed of a heavenly ladder leading from earth to God. The climbing nature of this plant pays homage to that story. Where to Use Jacob's Ladder in Your Landscape Relative to other climbing plants, Jacob's Ladder stays relatively small. It generally grows to around three feet tall and is lovely when you place it on a small arbor, trellis, or a low fence. They will also attach to tall, sturdier flowers and begin their ascent--some creative gardeners grow sunflowers in beds with Jacob's Ladder to create a charming purple and yellow show of color in the summer. It makes a great companion plant with any tall and sturdy flower to create a similar complementary display--the only limit is your imagination. It needs a full-sun to partially-sunny spot in the garden if you want to see the glorious purple blooms. You can plant it in the shade if you need a low evergreen vine; however, it will not likely blossom in the full shade. They require watering only during extended periods of no rainfall, twice-annual fertilizing (before and after bloom times), and well-amended soil. They are relatively easy-natured and won't demand much of your time. The Captivating Beauty of the Jacob's Ladder Plant Jacob's Ladder is a lovely evergreen vine that tops out around three feet high, making it very manageable for all. Order yours from TN Nursery today The evergreen vine of Jacob's Ladder plant is a rich, deep green. It will give you a welcome respite of green even in the winter. The flowers are white, blue-violet, or purple and measure about two inches across. Each flower has five oval petals that create a shallow cup shape. They bloom in attractive clusters containing up to six showy blossoms. Jacob's Ladder Plants are available to purchase at TN Nursery
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) Blue vervain (Verbena hastata) is a perennial plant native to North America. It belongs to the family Verbenaceae and is also known as swamp verbena, wild hyssop, and simpler's joy. The blue vervain plant can grow up to 6 feet tall and has slender stems with small leaves that are toothed and pointed. The flowers are small and blue-violet, growing in long spikes at the top of the stem. The plant blooms in mid-summer to early fall. Blue vervain is known for its medicinal uses and has been used in traditional medicine. It is believed to have relaxing effects and is used to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is also used to relieve menstrual cramps and other types of pain. In addition to its medicinal uses, blue vervain is a decorative plant in gardens and a popular choice for attracting butterflies and other pollinators. It prefers moist soil and is often found growing in wet meadows, streams, and other damp habitats. Blue Vervain: Verbena hastata is a pretty perennial flower, prized by gardeners across the United States for its casual good looks and ability to flourish in highly humid, sunny conditions. If you have never heard of blue vervain, perhaps you know it as one of its other common names. Some gardeners may call it one of the following: Blue verbena Simplers joy Swamp verbena Swamp vervain This species is a North American native wildflower, growing naturally in sunny meadows near ponds, creeks, and on riverbanks and marshlands. This wildflower's affinity for tolerating clay, sand, and other high-humidity conditions makes it ideal for a water garden or as an ornamental on the banks of a pond. As a native species, Verbena hastata requires almost no care if you plant it in the correct location--full-sun to partial-sun with moist soil. The Natural Beauty of Blue Vervain Adds Color to a Moist, Sunny Spot Verbena hastata forms sturdy, upright stems that can grow to an average mature height of three to five feet. Each stem has large, opposing green leaves that are long and narrow in shape. The edges of each leaf have a slightly toothy-looking appearance. While the stems and leaves attract, the tubular flowers steal the show. Delicate purple flowers form on a tall spike at the top of the stem--opening at the bottom first and working their way up. These flowers have a long blooming cycle, starting in the middle of summer and lasting until the end of summer, with only a few petite individual blossoms opening at any given time. Despite the plant's name, the flowers are not blue but blue-violet to purple. The flowers have a fantastic light floral aroma that is unforgettable but not overpowering. Order Your Verbena hastata From TN Nursery Today Consider blue vervain if you have a creek, stream, pond, or water garden on your property that needs a full-sun to partial-sun-loving plant. It will flourish in those conditions. Order your Verbena hastata from TN Nursery today.
Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) Azure bluet (Houstonia caerulea) is a small, herbaceous wildflower native to eastern North America. It is commonly found in meadows, prairies, and open woods. The plant produces clusters of tiny blue flowers, each with four petals, which bloom from late spring through early fall.The azure bluet typically grows to 10-30 cm and has slender stems and narrow, lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are usually less than 1 cm in diameter and have a distinctive central yellow spot.Azure bluets are essential sources of nectar for bees and other pollinators. They are also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including digestive problems, respiratory infections, and skin conditions. Bluets: Houstonia caerulea, or common bluets, are an herbaceous perennial species. They are a North American native plant originating in eastern Canada. The adorable blue flowers add fresh color to any partially shady spots in your landscape. Bluets are an unfussy plant, requiring optimized growing conditions--then little or no additional maintenance. They need more than de-compacted, woody soil or peat moss and sufficient moisture. Your only job might be watering your bluets during a dry spell. Bees and butterflies seem to find the nectar of this little plant irresistible. The Petite but Impactful Presence of Bluets Bluets are small plants, reaching maturity around four inches high and wide. However small in stature, the blue-violet, blue, and purple blossoms are lovely and have an impactful presence in your garden. Multiple stems are glossy and dark green. The small leaves grow in an opposing pattern along the stems; each leaf is smooth, green, and tiny--about an inch long. Because of this lush but low greenery, it sometimes appears like a green mat or carpet. Four oval flower petals with gently rounded ends make up a blue flower. Some call this flower "Quaker ladies," as they form a pattern resembling an old-fashioned head covering Quaker women wore. The flower center is a tiny brown or green and yellow dot. Petals may have a tinge of white to brighten the inner margin of the petals. Where to Grow Bluets in Your Landscape Bluets are versatile, hardy, and practical in many applications in landscaping. Here are some excellent ways to use bluets: Garden border: Bluets are the perfect petite plant for a garden border's front (low) row. Near a water feature: Bluets love high moisture content. If you have a shady fountain that splashes water droplets all day, bluets will benefit from it. Accent flowers for a walkway: Plant bluet next to your walkways or stepping stone paths; the short height adds color but still stays neat in appearance. Order Bluets From TN Nursery Today You will find many shade-garden uses for bluets--order from TN Nursery today.
Fern Variety - 25 Plants$39.99
Fern Variety Set 25 Ferns Fern Variety Set (25 Ferns): TN Nursery proudly presents a fern variety set featuring a carefully hand-picked collection to ensure you receive the best. Each fern variety set will include 25 ferns that best fit your needs, according to your USDA growing zone. Why Haven't You Tried Ferns Yet? Perhaps you were eager to grow ferns in your shade garden, but you hesitated. You doubted your ultimate success. Or maybe you wished a horticulture specialist could point you to the best ferns. Perhaps you were unclear about what ferns would grow well in your area. Please allow TN Nursery to erase all those doubts about your fern-growing success with our fern variety set. This sampling will undoubtedly give you a fever for ferns. Fern Variety Set is selected just for your zone We will custom-select a fern variety set with 25 vigorous bare-root ferns for you. Because of our commitment to healthy plants, those will grow fast, showing off their glorious greenery quicker than you might think. We will do the hard work of curating your fern variety set, sending you only the best ferns based on your growing zone. With our expert guidance, you'll have the lovely ferns your yard needs. No more boring shade gardens; our fern variety set includes 25 plants that breathe life into those bare spots. Which Ferns Could We Include in Your Fern Variety Set? TN Nursery grows some of the most popular fern species with a commitment to vigorous plants that will last for years. Here are a few of the ferns we cultivate at our central Tennessee nursery: ● Royal ferns ● Ostrich ferns ● Giant ostrich ferns ● Glade ferns ● Hay-scented ferns ● New York ferns ● Cinnamon ferns ● Fiddlehead ferns ● Leatherwood ferns ● Maidenhair ferns ● Christmas ferns ● Bracken ferns Not every fern will succeed in every growing zone in the United States--but when you entrust us with your order, we will ensure you receive the best ferns for your area. Fern variety set is available at TN Nursery Let the horticulturist's ad TN Nursery surprise you with a freshly dug, lovingly-packed fern variety set; you'll enjoy the 25 ferns you receive. Place your order today.
Dewberry Shrub Dewberry Shrub: The dewberry shrub is a small deciduous shrub with a lower growth pattern than some fruiting shrubs--it tops out between five to six feet high. It is a native plant to the United States, enjoying particular popularity in the southern region. This lesser-known plant is worth taking the time to learn about. The sweet fruit makes it a staff favorite here at Tn Nursery. Indeed, the delicious berries are juicy and sweet, excellent for jams, jellies, pies, or other pastries. It is similar in its appearance and flavor profile to the better-known raspberry plant. About the Dewberry Shrub It takes the dewberry shrub about four to five years to produce berries. However, while you wait, you will still benefit from the beauty of this lovely bush. The thick foliage is medium to dark green. At intervals along the stem, alternate compound leaves occur. The leaves usually grow in attractive clusters of three leaflets, though some may produce five leaflets. The leaflets are a pleasing oval shape and measure up to three inches long and one inch wide. The undersides of dewberry leaves are pale green and tapered at the tip. Dewberry fruit is edible and consists of numerous drupelets with tiny seeds. Springtime brings delicate white blossoms that bear small green berries. The berries fatten up throughout the early spring. As the fruit matures, the berry color changes from light green to bright red to an intense purple or black. The Dewberry Shrub Requires Little Care This plant tolerates a variety of soils, ranging from moist to dry. It grows in meadows and hedges. Dewberry plants are a hardy perennials requiring very little maintenance. However, they do require fertilization once established. In general, dewberry plants need several hours of direct sunlight a day. The dewberry shrub is drought-resistant and can withstand short dry spells without your assistance. This resilient shrub also resists many common plant diseases, pests, mold, and mildew when you plant it in full-to-partial sunshine. Order Your Dewberry Shrub From TN Nursery Now that you have met the dewberry shrub, you might believe it is worth a try--we agree! Order your dewberry shrub from TN nursery today.
Lilac Shrub Syringa vulgaris, the famous lilac, is a TN Nursery customer favorite shrub that blooms every spring across the cooler USDA plant hardiness zones in the United States. The species is a European native species originating in the Balkan region. Eastern European immigrants brought this favorite shrub to remind them of home. Americans quickly adopted the lovely lilac. Today, it is a common site across many gardens. The lilac shrub is a hardy, cold-tolerant species. Indeed, a long, cold winter helps it produce its vibrant springtime colors. The lilac's sweet, fresh floral fragrance announces the arrival of spring. Many gardeners plant it near an often-open window to enjoy the aroma as they air and freshen their homes in the springtime. How to Use the Lilac Shrub in Your Landscape Syringa vulgaris is lovely as a stand-alone specimen. However, it is also gorgeous when you put it to use in the following settings: Pollinator garden or butterfly garden: Springtime pollinators, such as butterflies and bees, will visit this shrub. Hummingbird garden: Hummingbirds love the elongated shape of lilac flowers. Cutting garden: The lilac produces showstopping flowers that bloom abundantly enough for cutting. Snip a few for an arrangement and enjoy the wonderful fragrance inside. Cottage garden: The lilac is a cottage garden favorite! After it blooms, the emerald foliage provides a lovely backdrop for your summertime cottage flowers. Lilac Shrub Produces a Gorgeous Favorite Flower Lilac shrubs grow to a maximum height of around sixteen feet and twelve feet in diameter. If you want a shorter shrub, you may trim it back--but only after the blossoms finish their colorful show! Leaves can be as large as six inches long and three inches wide, although they generally stay smaller. They form on sturdy stems in an opposing pattern, are heart-shaped, and bright emerald to dark green in hue. Lilac flowers are the real star of the show. Though only blooming for two weeks or so, they are worth the wait for that short window each spring. Each tiny flower has four long petals, forming a narrow tubular shape. Although fairy-sized individually, the flowers form on the end of stems in abundant, show-off clusters that blossom for about two to three weeks. Many colors of this shrub exist--TN Nursery blooms are a soft purple or lavender. Order Your Lilac Shrub From TN Nursery Today Gardeners from around the cooler USDA zones covet lilac shrubs for their stunning flowers and fantastic fragrance--order yours from TN Nursery today.
Poppy Plant (Stylophorum diphyllum) Wood poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) is a herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the poppy family. It is native to eastern North America and can be found in wooded areas, stream banks, and moist meadows.This yellow bloomin perennial favorite grows to 1 to 2 feet and has bright yellow, cup-shaped flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. The flowers are about 2 inches in diameter and have four petals.The leaves of the wood poppy are deeply lobed and can grow up to 6 inches across. They are bright green and add to the plant's attractive appearance.Wood poppy is often grown in gardens and landscaping for their showy flowers and attractive foliage. It prefers partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is easy to grow and low-maintenance, making it a popular choice for gardeners. Poppy Plant: Stylophorum diphyllum, the yellow poppy plant, is a North American native wildflower species that adds a sunny burst of warmth anyplace it blooms. It grows in the moderate USDA growing zones with little care, making these flowers a TN Nursery customer favorite. The poppy plant grows in attractive, small clumps that look fantastic in flower beds and borders or when you plant them in large containers. If you use them in a border garden, place them in a middle row, as they can reach from one to two feet high. Besides the common name, poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum has a few other nicknames, including these: Celandine Poppy Wood poppy Woods-poppy Yellow Wood Poppy Whatever label you give them, you will love the zesty yellow show of color in any partially-shaded or full-shade location. Where to Plant Your Poppy Plants Poppies are self-seeding plants. However, they are not aggressive growers, so you can plant them without fear of them taking over the entire flower bed! A relatively maintenance-free plant, the yellow poppy plant needs about an inch of water weekly but needs soil that drains well. Amend the soil with compost in spring, and tuck your poppies in for the winter with a protective layer of hardwood mulch. The Tall, Elegant Poppy Plant Poppy plants have a reputation for looking tall and leggy. These tall, golden flowers have four softly-rounded petals per flower; each petal has charming, ruffled edges. The blossoms form a shallow cup shape. When open, the flowers can be as large as three inches across. They grow from a single, pleasing green stem with soft hairs that add an interesting textural element. The lobed leaves are silvery-green and form in opposing pairs on the stem. The general look of the yellow poppy plant is tall, glamorous, and cheerful. It makes an impactful color statement. Order Your Poppy Plant From TN Nursery Today If you are ready to add a splash of yellow to your garden, TN Nursery recommends the yellow poppy plant--order yours today.
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) Mayapple: Podophyllum peltatum, or mayapple, is a shade-loving perennial herb that is a native species to North America. It originated in the rich, fertile forests that once stretched from southeastern Canada to the upper southern states. Podophyllum peltatum is a shade-loving plant; however, it will also tolerate a partial shade setting. It's pretty easy to take care of. To plant it, amend your soil with compost or shredded leaves, loosening it to allow proper drainage. After you plant your mayapple, you'll only need to water it occasionally, especially if you live in an arid climate. You might also de-compact the soil and add a generous scoop of compost once in a while. The mayapple is truly self-sufficient and does not need your assistance very often. The Lovely Green Foliage of Mayapple Plants Those shady spots in your garden can be tricky. But too little sunshine need not mean you cannot have a lush, green garden! Mayapple will grow into a nicely sized colony over a few seasons, helping to fill those shaded zones. Because it reaches as high as two feet, it has a fern-like presence. A single stem of the Mayapple Plant produces a pair of large, umbrella-shaped leaves in a rich, glossy green. Each leaf can be about eight inches long and has five to seven lobes and a toothy edge. The greenery emerges in the spring. After it grows the lovely, showy leaves, it produces single one-inch flowers in the fork of the leaf stalks. The cup-shaped, creamy white flowers typically have six petals and a bright yellow center. The plant bears "mayapples" after the flowers fade, tiny apple-shaped fruits unfit for human consumption. However, the fruit will not go to waste! Garden visitors like songbirds will enjoy the bountiful feast. Order Your Mayapple Plants From TN Nursery Today Mayapple Plants are a standard recommendation TN Nursery will make for people who need a lovely, ample foliage species for a shade garden. You will enjoy the immense, show-off greenery--order from TN Nursery today.
Foam Flower (Tiarella Cordifolia) Tiarella, also known as foam flower, is a genus of perennial flowering plants native to North America. These plants are known for their attractive foliage and delicate, frothy flowers, which give them their common name of foam flower. Tiarella plants are popular in woodland gardens, as they prefer shady conditions and moist, well-draining soil.Tiarella plants typically have low, mounding foliage with deeply lobed leaves that are often varied. In the spring, they produce slender spikes of small, star-shaped flowers ranging from white to pink. These flowers are beautiful to bees and other pollinators.Tiarella foam flower plants are a beautiful addition to any garden or landscape, particularly those with partial or complete shade. They require little maintenance beyond the regular watering and occasional fertilization and can add color and interest to your outdoor space throughout the growing season. Foam Flower: Tiarella cordifolia, the foam flower, takes its name from the fluffy, feathery clusters of tiny white flowers--so small that they appear as foam on the spiky, thin stems. This shade-loving, deciduous, perennial wildflower is a spring-blooming beauty, brightening up your garden from mid-spring until early June in most growing zones. Foam flower perennial is a North American native species, growing in the deep woods north as far as Canada and south to Alabama. In nature, they occur on the woody floor of the forest and high, shady banks of wetlands or swamps. Tiarella cordifolia is not fussy about the air temperature, but it does want shade or partially shaded light conditions, moist soil, and woody organic materials like compost or hardwood mulch. Foam Flower Attracts Myriad Creatures and Pollinators TN Nursery recommends foam flowers to gardeners who want to plant a shade garden that attracts butterflies, songbirds, bees, or small mammals. Bees, butterflies, and moths cannot resist the allure of the snowy white foam flowers. They will visit your garden to the sometimes hard-to-come-by drink early-season nectar. After the flowers finish showing off their glorious blooms, they produce their fruit--tiny seeds that songbirds and small mammals will enjoy. The Ethereal Beauty of Tiarella cordifolia Tiarella Cordifolia stays relatively petite but makes a significant color splash in the garden. The plant reaches about one to two feet high and will spread about a foot wide. The leaves are generous, full, long-stalked, and about four inches across. They have rounded tips and shallow lobes with pronounced serration. Blooming foam flowers form in tall, narrow, dense clusters with profuse numbers of dainty flowers. While the flowers tend to be snow white, they may also be cream or blush pink. They grow atop a leafless stalk, blooming as early as April. It produces seeds around June. Order Your Foam Flower From TN Nursery Today Are you ready to add the lovely foam flower to your garden and enjoy spring beauty? Order from TN Nursery today.
Cattail Plant (Typha latifolia) Cattail Plant: Typha latifolia, or the common cattail plant, might be the most easily recognized water-loving species in the United States. The species is agreeable, a native of North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. It will thrive in almost all USDA plant hardiness zones in either full sunshine or filtered sun. Most people know the cattail plant for its presence in swamps, marshes, ponds, and river banks throughout the country. They are more than majestic--they are an essential contributor to their ecosystems. The cattail plant provides coverage for fish, birds, and frogs against predators like birds and raccoons. This tall foliage--and the shadowing it creates on the water--gives them a safe place to hunt for their meals, lay their eggs, and raise their young. Similarly, gardeners with a water garden or koi pond on their property can use the cattail plant for the same benefits. This plant is a water feature favorite for TN Nursery staff and customers. Other Common Names for Typha latifolia Most call this species cattails, but here are a few other (but less common) nicknames you might hear: Broadleaf Cattail Bulrush Cat-O'-Nine-Tails Common Cattail Cattail Plants Provide Classic Beauty to a Water Garden or Koi Pond Typha latifolia has a grassy appearance--tall, emerald green, lance-shaped leaves with a narrow, well-defined tip. They can measure up to eight feet tall, with an above-water presence of around three to four feet. The plant develops tall, prominent spikes that display the most familiar feature that makes this plant so famous--its brown or copper-toned cylindrical flower, a water garden classic. The cattail plant spreads through a vigorous underground root system. Many gardeners who want just a few for ornamental use will plant them in containers, then submerge them in about three feet of water to control the growth. Order Your Cattail Plant From TN Nursery Today TN Nursery is a plant industry leader, sending only the healthiest plants to our valued customers. You can order today with confidence in our decades of knowledge and experience.
Larkspur Plant The Larkspur plant is also known as Delphinium, the official name for this genus in the Ranunculaceae family. The Larkspur is native to the Northern Hemisphere and the tropical mountainous regions of Africa, and it gets its unusual nickname from how its petals mature. Most species of Larkspurs have petals that grow together to form a hollow pocket that develops between 2 and 5 “spurs” near the tip of this pocket. The scientific designation of Delphinium also refers to this unusual shape, with the name chosen to describe this spur instead of a dolphin’s graceful arch. Larkspur is a prairie perennial native plant. Larkspurs come in a wide variety of species. Some varieties that originally are found in forests are tall, hearty plants. These species produce bountiful flowers with long stems up to 2 meters tall. Other varieties from prairie habitats are much shorter, with short stems as small as 10 centimeters for some varieties that only develop very few flowers. Another notable characteristic of the Larkspur plant is its leaves. The Larkspur sports between three and seven deeply lobed, palmate leaves, with the size and number of lobes varying for each species. The color of this gorgeous plant most often presents as a blue hue, but its coloration can vary from rich purples and bright blues to even yellows, reds, and whites. Most varieties of this unique plant share a similarly designed seed. However, that is typically small, black, and usually shiny. Larkspur is a spring blooming perennial Most varieties of Larkspurs flower anywhere from late spring to late summer, making them the perfect plants to provide beautiful blooms during the warmest months of the year for most gardeners. Pollination for Larkspurs is completed with local bumble bees and butterflies, familiar visitors to green spaces with bountiful blooms like those found on this flowering plant.