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Weeping Willow Tree (Salix babylonica) Weeping Willow Tree, Salix babylonica, is a graceful tree famous for its long, drooping branches and dense light green leaves. When TN Nursery customers seek advice on a fast-growing tree, the weeping willow tree is a typical recommendation. This species can grow up to two feet in a single growing season--faster than most others. Salix babylonica is an Asian native species that American gardeners and landscapers in almost every USDA plant hardiness zone adopted the species over the past many decades. As a result, it's now naturalized to the United States and is ubiquitous across our landscape. This deciduous shade tree is intriguing and lovely, making it a favorite for many. The Weeping Willow Tree Can Help Fight Soil Compaction Like many other tree species, the weeping willow prefers well-drained soils in either full sunshine or partial shade. However, the weeping willow tree might help lessen your trouble if you struggle with soil compaction. The tree has an extensive root system that is relatively shallow but spread as far as fifty feet wide. As your tree grows, the roots will shoot underground in every direction, acting as a subterranean tiller and de-compacting the earth from below its surface. As a result, your ground will absorb rainwater better due to the loosened texture instead of running off in torrents that would eventually cause soil erosion. The Whimsical Appearance of the Weeping Willow Tree The weeping willow tree captures the imagination--you can almost picture sweet little storybook gnomes living beneath its branches. The fifty-foot tree can also get as wide as forty feet. It forms an asymmetrical crown that's rounded. The tree's trunk is dark brown to charcoal with interesting furrowed patterns. The branches display lovely silvery green, elongated oval leaves that measure four to six inches long and a half-inch wide. After maturing, this tree may only require occasional pruning to remove branches that could crack under the weight of the lovely foliage. Order Your Weeping Willow Tree From TN Nursery Today The weeping willow tree is a lovely, graceful tree with a shorter stature but profuse greenery. Order yours from TN Nursery today.
Sweet Bay Magnolia$22.99
Sweet Bay Magnolia The Sweet Bay Magnolia tree is the perfect option for a luxurious and full-spread tree. It grows in a vase-like shape and can reach a height of up to 20 feet tall with a maximum spread between 10 and 20 feet. You can expect this tree to grow at a rate of anywhere between 13 and 24 inches each year. This impressive tree contains deep green colored leaves with a frosted-like appearance that grow up to three to five inches long. When illuminated by the sun's rays, these leaves will emit a lovely glisten. Sweet Bay Magnolia Is Highly Fragrant This unique tree comes to life in the late spring to early summer when its creamy white flowers bloom. These distinctive blooms will grow between two and three inches and let off a light lemon-like scent. Their elegant cup shape provides a uniform and striking look, with 9 to 12 petals each. Even better, in the late summer, this tree will bloom bright scarlet red seeded fruits that can grow up to two inches long. While these fruits are not edible for humans, they make a nice meal for various wildlife. These include blue jays, towhees, vireos, quail, turkey, and gray squirrels. This tree will provide a lovely connection with the wildlife outdoors in the late fall for your viewing pleasure. Known as the M. Virginiana Var. Australis, swap magnolia, or laurel magnolia, this beautiful tree is native to moist woodlands ranging from Massachusetts to Florida and Arkansas to Texas. The Sweet Bay Magnolia features a smooth-feeling bark that starts out green and ages into a prominent silvery gray. Its lemon scent makes this tree the perfect addition to gardens and patios, where you can easily enjoy its natural scent consistently.
Royal Fern Osmundaregalis Royal Fern: Osmundaregalis, which you more likely know as a Royal Fern, is an easy-care perennial species prized for its bright green foliage and ability to grow in almost any soil. The garden specialists at TN recommend this species to any gardener--even self-described beginning gardeners have success with this plant! This fern is native to North America, stretching from northern Florida to New England. Although it grows in the wild across the eastern United States, gardeners in western states can readily cultivate it for enjoyment. The Majestic Appearance of the Royal Fern Royal Fern has an appearance that's similar to a small locust tree. The fronds gracefully arch as they grow from a robust underground root system. As the plant reproduces, new fronds appear around those roots. The fronds are a fresh and vibrant green that can revitalize the shadiest parts of your garden. The leaves grow in pairs and have oval leaves with rounded tips. The stem of each frond is also bright green. Although delicate and slender, the stems are sturdy enough to support the graceful fronds. The Royal Fern can grow to about two feet high and sixteen inches wide in a moist, shaded spot. Caring for Osmundaregalis Royal Fern might be one of the easiest-to-care-for plants you will find. The key to successfully growing this species is finding the best location. It prefers damp to wet, acidic soil but does not prefer continuous flooding. Plant this species in the shade or a semi-shaded spot for the best results. It can adapt and tolerate some sunshine but will require watering. If you plant it in that ideal location, you will rarely need to water or care for your Royal Fern. How Gardeners Use the Royal Fern Osmundaregalismakes a lovely addition to any shady or partially shaded spot in your yard or garden. ● Border: Plant Royal Ferns in the middle row of a garden border. The two-foot mature height is perfect between low-growing flowers and taller shrubs in the back row. ● Shade garden: As mentioned, Osmundaregalisprefers shade. The lively green fronds will add dimension to the bare spots where nothing else will grow. ● Potted ornamental ferns: If you love the appearance of ferns, but your yard is sunny, garden pots are the solution. Pot Royal Ferns and place them on the shady side of your house. Royal Ferns are available at TN Nursery Are you ready to try Osmundaregalis? Order yours today from the experts at TN Nursery.
Virginia Creeper Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus quinquefolia - is a small plant that people mostly acknowledge for its colorful foliage and berries. It is a deciduous and woody vine that climbs up on other things and trails on the ground with the help of tendrils that have adhesive disks on the tips that attach to the bark or rock. It is commonly known as Victoria Creeper, Woodbine, Five-leaved Ivy, Five Finger, or Parthenocissus quinquefolia. It is also native to eastern and central North America. You may find them in open areas such as rocky bluffs, fence rows, banks of streams, ravines, rich woods, thickets, and hillsides. You may also find them growing up on trees or telephone poles. It is a vigorous, fast-growing plant that may reach around 30 to 50 feet tall and five to ten feet wide. Its leaves have five leaflets, usually in soft green color, which later turns into bronze in spring, dull green in summer, and purple or crimson-red in autumn as the leaves mature. It is known for its stunning transformation of color in autumn. It possesses clusters of tiny, greenish-white blooms that develop in the upper leaf axils in late spring and mature into small, firm, dark blue to blackberries in late summer or early autumn. Virginia Creeper performs best in well-drained soil This plant may withstand a wide variety of environmental conditions. It has a better chance of producing its most pleasing greenery if you grow it in full sun, but it also does fine in partial shade. It performs best in well-drained soil. It will thrive in various soil types, including clay, sand, and loam. It is drought tolerant and may withstand a wide range of acidity and alkalinity in the soil. It is a low-maintenance plant that requires annual trimming to help retain it at a moderate size. It is crucial to growing the plant in an area that allows expansion and growth. There are various ways to use this plant in your landscape designs. You may use it as a climber for brick or stone walls of buildings, large trellises, arbors, fences, or through large trees. You may use it as a ground cover to cover rock piles, stumps, or erosion control on slopes. This perennial plant becomes an essential source of food for birds and bees, squirrels, skunks, and other small creatures that consume them. It is possible to confuse Virginia Creeper with Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) because of their similar habitats, climbing habits, and colors. However, it is simple to distinguish between them. Virginia creeper contains five leaflets, but poison ivy always has three leaflets. You may often find these two plants growing together in the same place. Virginia Creeper is an ornamental plant because of its capacity to cover walls and buildings quickly. Virginia Creeper is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping
Maple Leaf Viburnum$23.99
Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) Mapleleaf Viburnum: Viburnum acerifolium, a North American native species, is beloved by gardeners across the moderately cool USDA plant hardiness zones. The plant is self-sufficient once it strengthens, requiring minimal help from a gardener. Mapleleaf viburnum is a shrub TN Nursery recommends for customers seeking a low-care requirement species in a cooler climate. Besides being relatively easy to maintain, the gorgeous white blossoms appear early in the season, adding a welcome wash of color to the garden when many other plants are still dormant. Where to Use Mapleleaf Viburnum in Your Landscape Mapleleaf viburnum shrub can reach a full-grown height of four to six feet. Here are several ways to put this casually charming shrub to use in your yard: Mass plantings: Plant several mapleleaf viburnum shrubs in mass plantings for a big show of white blooms in the springtime. Delineate your property line or create a low hedge. Natural area: Liven up a natural space with this lovely shrub. Urban garden: This plant is an even-tempered, no-care species. That makes it perfect for any park, urban garden, or playground. Plant mapleleaf viburnum as a foundation planting around your home. Its lower height is perfect, as it may only require minimal trimming to avoid blocking entrances or windows. Pollinator garden or butterfly garden: The sweet nectar of the beautiful and prolific white flowers will nourish the first bees, butterflies, moths, birds, and dragonflies that visit your garden in the early spring. Shade garden: Mapleleaf viburnums are a lovely filler plant for a shady area that needs something extra. Mapleleaf Viburnum Is Charming and Intriguing Mapleleaf viburnumoozes natural charm. In the early weeks of spring, the showstopping white or cream flowers are among the earliest bloomers. Each ethereal blossom is petite, under a quarter-inch wide, with five little petals forming a tiny bell shape. Despite its smaller size, it makes an immense impact as these small flowers join in large, attractive, fluffy clusters. The flowers fade in about two weeks, and the four-inch long, glossy, toothy-margin emerald leaves appear and remain for the rest of the growing season. The foliage of this shrub is unapologetically full, lush, and green. Order Your Mapleleaf Viburnum From TN Nursery Today TN Nursery has years of experience and ships out only the best plant selections. Order your mapleleaf viburnum from us today. Maple Leaf Viburnum is for sale online at Tn Nursery.
Jack In The Pulpit$7.29
Jack In The Pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum Jack in the Pulpit is a spring-blooming woodland native perennial that adds an interesting texture to the garden. Its distinctive hooded blooms add an exotic touch, while its fern-like foliage adds texture and color throughout the growing season. When properly planted and located, these perennials are practically carefree and will return year after year with minimal effort. With beautiful blooms, foliage, and color that will last throughout the changing seasons, it's no wonder why so many gardeners choose Jack in the Pulpit as their go-to plant! Add this special touch to your garden today! Discover the beauty of Jack in the Pulpit now and experience wild style all year long! Jack in the Pulpit: Arisaema triphyllum, or Jack in the Pulpit, has a unique look that intrigues and appeals to your garden. The North American species is an herbaceous perennial. It originated in the wet woodlands of the United States from New England, across the Great Lakes to the plains and south as far as Florida. Gardeners use it today in shade gardens in almost every USDA growing zone. When TN Nursery customers ask for something unique for a profoundly shaded area with heavy moisture, we recommend Jack in the Pulpit. It loves high-moisture soil with rich organic content, thriving with almost no assistance. Other Names for Arisaema triphyllum Jack in the Pulpit has several other common names, including these: Bog onion Brown dragon Devil's ear Dragon root Indian Cradle Indian Jack in the Pulpit Indian Turnip Jack-in-the-pulpit Lady-in-a-chaise Lord-and-Lady Memory root Parson-in-the-Pulpit Pepper turnip Starch wort Three-leaved Indian turnip Wake robin Wild turnip Many names, yes; but they all refer to the same plant. The Unique Appearance of Jack in the Pulpit Jack in the Pulpit takes its name from two of its parts. The spadix or spike is the "Jack"; the leaves for a sheath around it--the "Pulpit." This woodland wildflower grows to a mature height of one to two feet. Although this plant is tolerant in cold areas, the unique plant has an almost tropical look. Jack-in-the-pulpit has one to two green or green-and-purple leaves originating near Jack's base. Each leaf divides into three similarly-sized leaflets. They fold over to create an umbrella-like shape. At the top of the spike, the flowers emerge--abundant, petite, purple or red blossoms that show off their colors in the early to mid spring. Order Your Jack in the Pulpit From TN Nursery Today Jack in the Pulpit is a distinct plant, probably unlike most others you already have--order yours from TN Nursery today.
Hepatica nobilis The Hepatica plant, also known as Hepatica nobilis or liverwort, is a small perennial herb that belongs to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). This well-loved perennial is native to Europe, Asia, and North America, growing in woodland and rocky areas.The Hepatica plant has a distinctive appearance, with its roundish, three-lobed leaves often mottled with reddish-purple or green. It produces white to pink, blue, and violet flowers, with six to twelve petals and numerous stamens.The Hepatica plant has been used in traditional medicine for various ailments, including liver disorders, jaundice, coughs, and colds. However, its medicinal properties have not been scientifically proven, and it should not be used without consulting a healthcare provider.The Hepatica plant is also valued in gardening for its early spring blooms and attractive foliage, and it is a popular choice for rock gardens and woodland landscapes. Hepatica nobilis: Formerly Hepatica nobilis (the name we still use here at TN Nursery), Hepatica acutiloba, aka liverwort or liverleaf, is a native woodland flower from the Eastern forests of North America. Hepatica nobilis is an easy-growing species closely related to the buttercup. It flourishes in the partial shade of fully shaded locations and prefers to take root in rich soil, complete with organic matter. Although it can tolerate short drought spells, it loves moisture--peat moss makes an excellent companion plant to minimize your work at meeting these requirements. If you recreate the woodland environment for this darling species, your work will be minimal--provide occasional watering during the hottest periods of the year. The Graceful Woodland Charm of Hepatica nobilis Liverleaf is a shorter plant reaching a mature height of around twelve inches. These plants grow in attractive clumps that give them a thick, lush look. The stems are dark green and upright. Emerald green leaves are oval with a pronounced tip and grow in threes. They stay green from spring until autumn and turn an attractive amber or red in the fall. The white flowers have six or more oval petals that form a shallow cup shape. Each fresh white blossom is tiny--under an inch wide. The flowers' centers are a fresh and vibrant hue of spring green. They are a welcome sight, awakening early and brightening your day during the cold spring weather. Where to Plant Liverwort Plant Hepatica nobilis needs very little sunshine to give you a profuse, breathtaking wash of bright springtime color. Plant it in large clusters in shady flower beds, as an early spring border planting, or near a shady water garden. Even after the dainty flowers make their exit, once the temperatures warm up for the growing season, you will have the rich green foliage to enjoy all season long. Order Hepatica nobilis From TN Nursery Today. Hepatica nobilis will be a lovely late-winter or early-spring bloomer. Place your order with TN Nursery today.
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.
Forsythia Shrub Forsythia x intermedia, the common forsythia shrub, is a rapid-growing, deciduous shrub that will light up the springtime with its cheery golden-yellow blossoms. Another common name for the forsythia shrub is golden bells--a tribute to those lovely blooms. This species is super easy to care for, and unfussy about soil quality or fertilizing--once or twice per year will do. Once fully grown, the forsythia is drought-resistant and heat-tolerant. Forsythia is a native species of Asia. However, it is well-suited and widespread in the American landscape, especially across the mid-south, southeast, and midwestern regions. Where to Use the Forsythia Shrub in Your Landscape When customers call TN Nursery asking for help finding a species that will grow fast to cover an eyesore, we often recommend this shrub. Forsythia grows fast, making it an ideal option for a privacy hedge, to establish a property boundary, or in a natural area that needs some lovely color. Also worth noting is that the forsythia shrub is unbothered by low air quality, so landscapers often install it in an urban garden setting--park, playground, or any other city environment. Select a full-sun spot in the yard--it needs at least six hours of direct sunshine. Forsythia will tolerate partial sunlight, but it might not bloom as profusely without direct sun. During the first year or two, provide your young forsythia with about an inch of water each week, especially during the long and hot mid-summer days. Once established, it will not require this extra step. Because it is a fast grower, most prune the forsythia to control the height in the early fall. Avoid pruning in the springtime, or you will sacrifice the gorgeous yellow flowers. Gardeners Adore the Cheerful Springtime Flowers of the Forsythia Shrub Forsythia is most famous for its cheery yellow blossoms. Each bloom is small (under an inch), bell-shaped, and has four petals. They grow up and down the stem, making a significant color statement. The stems have a slight curve and bend into a gentle arch as the tree grows to its maximum ten-foot height. The leaves are approximately four inches long, medium or dark green, oval, and with slightly toothy edges. Order Your Forsythia Shrub from TN Nursery Today Forsythia shrub is a beautiful plant that will add height to a natural area or create privacy in your yard. Order yours from TN Nursery today.
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.
Cherokee Chief Dogwood$21.99
Red Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree Red Dogwood Tree: Over twenty species make up the Cornus genus, including the red dogwood tree. This majestic ornamental deciduous tree heralds the welcome arrival of warm spring weather in the moderate USDA growing zones. This stunner is a TN Nursery staff favorite. The red dogwood tree will reach a mature height of twenty to thirty feet, making it tall enough to provide shade without overshadowing the entire yard. Gardeners covet the red dogwood tree for the wildly colorful spring blossom, a dazzling hue of pin-red that steals every heart. Besides showing off flamboyant blooms, the tree is drought-tolerant once established, making it perfect for those who sometimes have watering restrictions. It's also cold-tolerant and able to withstand short bouts of frigid temperatures. Where to Plant the Red Dogwood Tree in Your Yard The red dogwood tree is a sun lover who wants to bask in the sunshine on those first warm spring days. The sun helps it produce those showy flowers early in the growing season; that sunny spot is a must. It is an excellent ornamental that can be an understory tree near taller species, provided it does receive adequate sunshine. It can also be a focal point anywhere you want a beautiful showpiece for your yard. It likes fast-draining, woody soil. When you plant your seedling, de-compact the soil, amend it with some hardwood mulch or compost and give it an inch of water per week. Once its root system strengthens, a red dogwood tree will require little care from you except twice-yearly fertilizing (spring, after blooming and fall) and mulching around the base to protect the roots from the winter cold. The Majestic Look of the Red Dogwood Tree A central trunk breaks off into multiple graceful, sturdy branches with attractive light brown bark. In the spring, the buds are among the first signs of warm weather. They open up into showy, four-petalled flowers that can measure as large as four inches across. Some describe the shape as a cross shape. The red dogwood tree's blossoms are jewel-toned pink-red and unmatched in beauty. The leaves arrive after the flowers fade, bright green, oval, and up to six inches long. The canopy is beautiful. Order Your Red Dogwood Tree From TN Nursery TN Nursery ships freshly dug plants on-demand from our customers--order your red dogwood tree today.
Hay Scented Fern$5.49
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.