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Shooting Star Plant$6.99
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia) The shooting star plant, also known as Dodecatheon meadia, is a herbaceous perennial native to North America. It typically grows about 1-2 feet tall and blooms in the spring with clusters of white, pink, or lavender flowers resembling shooting stars. The shooting star plant prefers moist, well-draining soil and partial shade to full sun. It is often found growing in meadows, prairies, streams, and other bodies of water. The plant has a unique pollination strategy. Its flowers produce nectar at the base of their tubes, and only long-tongued bees, such as bumblebees, can reach the nectar. As the bees push their way into the flower to get the nectar, the stamens and pistils are rubbed against their bodies, helping to transfer pollen from one flower to another. In some cultures, the shooting star plant is claimed to have medicinal properties and has been used to treat various ailments such as colds, fevers, and rheumatism. However, always realize that there is limited scientific research on the plant's medicinal benefits, and it should only be used by consulting a healthcare professional. Shooting star: Dodecatheon meadia, also called a shooting star or Eastern shooting star, is a herbaceous perennial wildflower. The plant is native to the United States, found in the wild in forest clearings, along the edges of woods, or in sunny clearings. This plant enjoys partial sunshine but tolerates a few hours of full sun daily. This plant is not particular about soil quality. Instead, it requires moisture and woody materials. Amend the soil with peat moss, shredded leaves, or hardwood mulch. Once you plant it, the roots establish, and you will do little else other than basic plant care to help the shooting star. It adds lovely greenery to any partially sunny location in your landscape. It blossoms in the early spring and then has beautiful foliage until it goes dormant in the late summer. The Unique Appearance of Shooting Star Flowers The shooting star plant takes its name from the lovely but unusual appearance of the flower. A shooting star plant is on the smaller side, measuring about two feet high and two feet wide. Still, it makes an impactful statement in your garden, especially when the flowers bloom in early spring. The plant grows from a compact root system, with whorls of leaves forming low on the plant. The leaves are green and often have attractive red mottling. Each leaf can be relatively large, getting as big as eight inches long, and forms in seven lobes. A single, unbranched, leafless stem grows and bears the flowers. Shooting star flowers grow in clusters atop the stem, with four or five petals each. This flower displays four to five petals. The petals are two to three-inch, elongated, pure white, and arranged in a cone shape that points down. Besides that, the flower's center (stamen) also points downward. The flowers appear suspended, creating the appearance of a shooting star. Where to Plant Dodecatheon meadia The shooting star plant will grow in moderate heat conditions and needs moist, well-drained soil and partial sun. While it does tolerate short dry spells, you'll need to water it during an extended drought. You can use this plant in the middle of a garden border, in a natural area or rock garden, or in any flower bed that needs a touch of life in the early springtime. Order Your Shooting Star Plants From TN Nursery When you order your shooting stars from TN Nursery, you will receive robust, fresh bare-root plants. Order today.
Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) "Dutchman's Breeches" is a common name for a wildflower plant known scientifically as Dicentra cucullaria. It is also commonly known as "Dutchman's Breeches," "Little Blue Staggers," or "White Hearts." This plant is native to eastern North America and is typically found in rich, moist woods and along streams. It is a small plant, growing up to 12 inches tall, with delicate, fern-like leaves and small, white, and pinkish flowers that resemble pantaloons or breeches.Dicentra cucullaria blooms in early spring, typically from March to April, and attracts early pollinators such as bees and flies. It is a perennial plant that lives for over two years and reproduces by seed and rhizomes. The plant has medicinal uses, including treating respiratory problems and heart ailments, although it is not commonly used in modern medicine. It is also used in traditional Native American medicine. This plant contains toxic compounds and should not be consumed without proper preparation and guidance from a qualified healthcare practitioner. Dutchman's Breeches: Dicentra cucullaria is a perennial wildflower. This North American native species prefers the cooler USDA growing zones from New England to the Great Lakes and midwestern regions. Dicentra cucullaria takes its unique common name from the tiny white flower, which resembles a pair of traditional Dutch pantaloons hanging on a clothesline. These plants are a cottage classic, beloved by many gardeners for their casual good looks and charming flowers. Where to Plant Dutchman's Breeches Dutchman's breeches love filtered sun or partial shade. They will tolerate shade, but they will not bloom as profusely. They prefer loosened, fertile soil and about an inch of water each week. However, they do not like standing water, so ensure the planting site provides adequate drainage. Dutchman's Breeches are lovely planted in these locations: Rock garden Shade garden Mass planting Flower bed Fairy Garden Cottage garden This plant is good-natured and will perform well if you select a good spot to plant it. They are rabbit-resistant and deer-resistant--always a bonus. The Graceful, Casual Appeal of Dutchman's Breeches The leaves of Dicentra cucullaria are soft, showy, and silvery green. Each leaf can reach six inches long and has a fern-like appearance. The plant's stems are brown or rust, forming a lovely arch as the flowers develop and add weight. The flowers cultivated by TN Nursery are white and often have a hint of blush pink to accentuate their loveliness. They have two petals, each forming a "pants leg" of the Breeches. The pink variety of this plant carries the common name bleeding heart, as some think the flowers look like delicate hearts dangling from the stems. Order Your Dutchman's Breeches From TN Nursery Today TN Nursery suggests Dutchman's Breeches for gardeners who want a charmingly rustic flower with luscious greenery. Order your plants from us today--we dig our bare-root plants fresh to ensure plant health.
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) Black cohosh is a perennial herb native to North America and traditionally used for medicinal purposes. It is also known by its scientific name, Actaea racemosa, and other common names such as snakeroot, black bugbane, and rattle root. Black Cohosh: Actaea racemosa, or black cohosh, is a native perennial species growing throughout shady locations throughout most of North America. It's unsurprising to find this species thriving untended, in unexpected places around the United States--on ditch banks, in the filtered sunshine in wooded areas, or at the edges of a forest. The black cohosh perennial is a partial-shade lover. It is also good-natured and requires only minimum care. You'll water it during extended times without rainfall and occasionally add hardwood mulch to the soil. Once you provide those growing conditions, you will do little else to encourage healthy growth. Black Cohosh Is a Picturesque Plant Black cohosh is rustic and charming, impressively sized, with a maximum height of three to six feet. The single stem branches into lovely dark green leaves. Each leaf is compound, comprises three toothy-edged leaflets, and grows substantially. The effect is stunning, large, dense foliage. The sturdy and erect stems support the showy, abundant creamy-white flowers. The flowers grow in enormous clusters, and the pattern creates a fluffy, cotton-candy appearance. They display this show of color during the middle of summer in most growing zones. How to Use Black Cohosh in Your Landscape Black cohosh is rustic and charming. Here are four ideas of how to put this lovely plant to use: Near a shady water garden, creek, or stream: Black cohosh likes moist soil as long as it drains well. Native gardening: Experienced gardeners know that planting native species creates a more resilient, less-demanding experience--black cohosh is no exception. Border planting: This plant can reach six feet, making it an impressive addition to the back row of a border. Pollinator garden: Besides birds, black cohosh will also invite butterflies, bumblebees, small mammals, and moths--all of which will promote healthy pollination. Not only will they enjoy the pollen, but they'll also enjoy taking cover in the lovely foliage. Order Your Black Cohosh From TN Nursery Today TN Nursery customers who want an impressive, tall native flower should consider black cohosh--order it today.
Lily Of The Valley$6.19
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) Lily of the valley is a native perennial flowering native to Europe and Asia. It is scientifically known as Convallaria majalis and belongs to the family Asparagaceae. The plant is known for its sweetly scented, bell-shaped white flowers that appear in the spring.The perennial gas often been used in traditional medicine for its cardiac glycosides, which are compounds that can affect the heart. However, these compounds can also be toxic if ingested in large amounts, so caution should be taken when handling the plant.The Lily of the valley plant is also famous as an ornamental plant and is often used in gardens and as a cut flower in floral arrangements. In some cultures, it is associated with love and is used in wedding bouquets and other romantic occasions. Lily of the Valley: Convallaria majalis, aka lily of the valley, is a lovely perennial flower. However, it is not truly a lily--it's anatomically more closely related to asparagus! Whatever you want to call it, this dreamy plant thrives in many USDA growing zones, loves partial shady conditions, and will reward you with a profuse show of heavenly, sweet-scented, creamy-hued flowers in the late spring or early summer. Lily of the Valley is a native species on several continents--Europe, Asia, and North America. Even though the delicate flowers might suggest otherwise, it is a lovely, even-tempered plant. It is drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and requires little care. The Dreamy Good Looks of Lily of the Valley The petite, creamy, bell-shaped flowers may bloom in the late spring, but the lovely foliage tolerates the mid and late-summer heat and stays a vibrant shade of green all season. The flowers appear on delicate stems that emerge from lush foliage at the plant's base. The long oval leaves are five to ten inches long and about four inches wide; they form in a semi-upright posture and have smooth edges. The flowers are tiny but abundant. They are creamy white, bell-shaped, and grow in attractive clusters on multiple stems. Each delicate bloom has six lobed petals that seem to nod with every breeze and slightly flare at the edges. They are graceful and naturally lovely to behold. Where to Plant Lily of the Valley Lily of the Valley requires semi-shade to shade garden and well-amended, moist soil. Here are some lovely ways it could work in your landscape: Mass plantings: Have a shady end of the house where you can't grow grass? Mass plant Lily of the Valley at the foundation and let it spread to cover the entire area--no more struggling to grow that lawn. Fairy garden: The whimsical appearance of Lily of the Valley lends itself well to an imaginative fairy garden. Cutting garden: People who love to make fresh floral arrangements often cultivate cutting flowers to tuck into vases. The drooping nature of this flower is lovely, as it appears to spill out of a vase. Of course, these are just a few ideas--you are limited only by your imagination. Order Lily of the Valley From TN Nursery Today Are you ready to try Lily of the Valley? Order from TN nursery today.
Bishops Weed Plant (Aegopodium podagraria) Bishop's weed (Trachyspermum ammi) is an annual herbaceous plant belonging to the Apiaceae family, including other well-known spices such as parsley, dill, and cumin. It typically grows up to 90 cm (3 feet) in height, and its stem is erect, branched, and slightly hairy. The bishop's weed plant leaves are feathery and divided into small, narrow segments. They are usually green in color but can sometimes have a bluish tint. The plant has white or pink flowers arranged in umbels, umbrella-like clusters of individual flowers.The fruit of the bishop's weed plant is a small, oval-shaped schizocarp, which means it splits into two parts when it is ripe. Each part contains a single seed, which is oblong, slightly curved, and grayish-brown in color. The seeds have a distinctive, spicy aroma and flavor.Bishop's weed is often confused with another plant called water hemlock (Cicuta spp.), which is highly toxic and can be deadly if ingested. It is essential to differentiate between the two plants to avoid accidental poisoning. Examining their leaves and flowers is the easiest way to tell them apart. Bishop's weed has feathery leaves and small white or pink flowers, while water hemlock has more significant, more finely divided leaves and small white flowers arranged in clusters. Bishop's weed plant, Aegopodium podagraria, is an excellent groundcover plant and herbaceous perennial known by many names. Common Names of Aegopodium podagraria This herb plant grows prolifically across the United States, but you might better recognize it by another nickname: Ground elder Goutweed Gout wort Snow in the mountain English masterwort Wild masterwort Bishop’s Weed Is a Versatile Ground Cover or a Climber This creeping perennial is part of the carrot family. It grows a foot and a half to three feet tall and displays compound, toothed leaves. The margins of the leaves feature a pleasing creamy-colored edge that makes for lovely color contrast. The thin stalks are a glossy green. The blossoms of bishop's weed are an ethereal white to a whisper of green. They bloom from the late spring into early summertime. The flowers are dainty and form in eye-catching umbrella-shaped clusters. Many bees and butterflies will visit your garden as they find the fragrant white flowers irresistible. The two- to three-foot overall height makes the bishop's weed plant an excellent choice in the "middle row" of a border--with lower plants in the front and taller behind it, you will put on an elaborate show. Aegopodium podagraria came to North America from the northern parts of Eurasia. You will see the best results if you grow it in shady to partially shaded areas. It does not prefer a full-sun location. This plant has vigorous growth, making it useful as a ground cover plant in a shade garden. Bishop's weed plants' spread occurs through the root system. New off-shoots prosper in the darkness under the soil, and new plants emerge rapidly. It might work best in a container if you love the look of the plant but do not want it as a ground cover. The solid and fast-growing roots of bishop's weed provide two unexpected benefits. First, the root growth disrupts the soil, helping the garden avoid soil compaction that otherwise depletes the earth of nutrition and water. Secondly, it covers bare patches quickly to help minimize erosion. Bishop's Weed Plant is available online at TN Nursery Today We invite you to order your bishop's weed from TN Nursery today--you will enjoy the angelic white flowers soon.
Yarrow Plant Yarrow is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Europe, Asia, and North America. It is known for its fern-like foliage and clusters of small, flat-topped flowers that bloom in shades of white, yellow, pink, or red. Yarrow plants typically grow 2-3 feet tall and prefer full sun to partial shade. In addition to its ornamental value, yarrow has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It contains several compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, and it has been used to treat various ailments, including wounds, fever, and digestive issues. Yarrow is also famous for attracting pollinators, particularly butterflies and bees. It is easy to grow and relatively low-maintenance, and can be propagated through division or seed. Yarrow is an excellent addition to a wildflower garden or mixed border and can be used in cut flower arrangements. Yarrow Plant: A low-maintenance, drought-tolerant herbaceous perennial that grows across almost the entire United States, yarrow is an extremely hardy plant. It belongs to the large Achillea genus, all native to North America, Europe, and Asia. This resilient plant is unfussy and, once established, almost carefree. Yarrow flourishes equally in the following growing conditions: Full sun or partial shade Cooler climates or heat High humidity or arid conditions Because of its adaptability and easy-going nature, TN Nursery often suggests the yarrow plant for the most challenging growing conditions. Other common names for yarrow include the following: Bloodwart Carpenter's Weed Common Yarrow Devil's Nettle Fern-Leaf Yarrow Milfoil Nose Bleed Oldman's Pepper Sanguinary Soldier's Woundwort Thousandleaf The Graceful Appearance of the Yarrow Plant The yarrow plant averages two to three feet in height at maturity. Each plant features multiple glossy, dark green stems with graceful, six-inch-long, fern-like leaves. The flowers appear in the late weeks of summer or early fall. Small, under one-inch wide flowers, with five ray-shaped petals emerge in abundance. They have yellow or light green centers. These petite blossoms form in dense, showy clusters of twenty or more. At first glance, they appear like a single giant flower. The plant emits a pleasing, spicy fragrance that intensifies if you break open a stem to release its oils.
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.
Goat's Beard Plant$5.99
Goat's Beard Plant (Aruncus dioicus) Goat's beard, in Latin known as Aruncus dioicus, is a large, herbaceous perennial plant native to North America, Europe, and Asia. It is known for its tall, feathery plumes of creamy white or light pink flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. Goat's beard prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade to full sun, and it can grow up to 4 feet in height and 4 feet wide. Its foliage is deeply lobed and resembles a fern, and its flowers attract bees and other pollinators. In addition to its ornamental value, goat's beard has been used for medicinal purposes. It contains diuretic and anti-inflammatory compounds and has been used to treat various ailments, including urinary tract infections, arthritis, and diarrhea.Goat's beard is a low-maintenance plant that requires little pruning or fertilization. It is an excellent addition to a woodland garden or mixed border and can be used in cut flower arrangements. Goat's Beard Plant: Aruncus dioicus, aka bride's feathers or the goat's beard plant, is a deciduous perennial wildflower with soaring height and a striking feathery plume on top. The species is native to several continents, including Europe, Asia, and North America. Goat's beard plants grow naturally in filtered sunshine or full sun locations. The native habitat of Aruncus dioicus is a forest clearing, rich with organic matter and consistent moisture (without sogginess!). As a native species, goat's beard plants are well-adjusted across much of the United States, preferring moderate temperate climates. When you add a few goat's beard plants to your yard, it becomes a showstopper. The goat's beard is a centerpiece that attracts attention thanks to its soaring height and signature plume. Goat's Beard Can Host the Rarely-Sighted Dusky Azure Butterfly The dusky azure butterfly is a rare sight. It relies on the goat's beard plant as its larval host. Without a plentiful goat's beard, the dusky azure cannot lay eggs--it depends on the plant's nectar and its large, dense foliage to hide the eggs and new caterpillars from predatory birds. Dusty azure interactions most commonly occur in the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. Sparse sightings have also happened in western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and north as far as Indiana. The dusky azure butterfly is elusive and rare, but as they seek new habitats, planting Aruncus dioicus might help--it's at least worth a try to save them. The Feathery Plume of the Goat's Beard Plant Is So Unique The goat's beard plant can grow as high as six feet and spread through a vigorous root system, giving them about four feet of elbow room. Large bright green leaves grow on narrow but sturdy stems. Each leaf can reach two to four feet long, is oval-shaped, and has serrated edges. The tall, feathery, cream-colored spikes rise from the leaves and tower above them at the end of spring or early summer. When the plumes finish showing off, some gardeners cut them back to make the plant grow into a bushier shape. Others, however, leave them to go to seed and watch the birds descend on the tall spikes to collect the bounty. Order Your Goat's Beard Plant From TN Nursery TN Nursery is known for its freshness and quality. Order our goat's beard plant today with high confidence.
Water Willow (Justicia Americana) Water willow (Justicia americana) is a perennial plant native to North America. It is a member of the Acanthus family (Acanthaceae) and is sometimes also known as American water-willow, water-purslane, or water-primrose.Water willow typically grows in shallow water, such as ponds, streams, and along the edges of lakes and rivers. The plant has narrow, lance-shaped leaves about 2-3 inches long, producing small, white, or pale purple flower clusters from mid-summer to early fall. The flowers are tubular and favored by pollinators like bees and butterflies.Water willow has been used for medicinal purposes by some Native American tribes to treat various ailments, including fevers, coughs, and digestive problems. It is also a food source for some aquatic wildlife; its stems and leaves can cover fish and other aquatic animals.Water willow is a popular plant for use in water gardens and aquariums, as it provides aesthetic value and benefits to the ecosystem. It can be propagated by seeds or by taking stem cuttings, and it prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Water Willow: Justicia americana, or the American water willow, is an aquatic perennial that will add lovely purple flowers and greenery to your pond or water garden. The North American native pond species grows on the banks of creeks, ponds, and small lakes in nature. It loves to bask in the full sunshine. TN Nursery grows some of the hardiest species you could hope to find--it will not disappoint you. Water Willow care and maintenance Your pond or water garden creates an ecosystem and requires plants to maintain good health. That is especially true if you stock your pond with koi or other fish. Here are the reasons why you must add plants to a water garden, aside from the apparent beauty: Fish in your pond need plant life to hide from predators that would love to snack on them, such as birds of prey or raccoons. Your water garden will attract frogs. They are essential to providing natural insect control (especially from mosquitoes). Like the fish, frogs will hide out among greenery to escape predators. Water willow and other plants will oxygenate the water, keeping your pond healthy for supporting wildlife. The Graceful Good Looks of Justicia americana TN Nursery grows water willows of a variant so hardy that it extends north of Alaska. These are smaller plants, only about three feet above the water line. The white and violet-colored flowers have four petals, each in an elongated oval shape and with a gentle, graceful curve that gives the impression of a loose curl. The flowers appear in early summer and reappear throughout the warm months, right into the first days of fall. The roots grow partially submerged on the sunny banks or in the pond's shallows, sending out bright green, long, slender leaves. Water Willow Plants are available online at TN Nursery Today. TN Nursery ships only freshly dug healthy plants. You can order with the confidence we have decades of experience and thousands of happy customers. Order your water willows today.
Vinca minor Periwinkle (Vinca minor) is a trailing evergreen groundcover plant native to Europe and western Asia. It is also commonly known as common periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle, and lesser periwinkle. Periwinkle typically grows up to 6 inches tall and can spread several feet wide. The leaves are dark green, glossy, and oval-shaped. The flowers are usually blue or purple but can also be white or pink, and they bloom in the spring and early summer.Periwinkle is often used as a ground cover in gardens and landscapes because it is low maintenance and can tolerate various growing conditions. This evergreen vine grows best in full sun to partial shade and in various soil types, from sand to clay. However, it can become invasive in some areas, so monitoring its growth and preventing it from spreading beyond desired boundaries is essential. Vinca minor, also known as common periwinkle, is a low-growing evergreen groundcover plant that is native to Europe but has been widely naturalized in North America. It is characterized by its glossy dark green leaves and its blue or purple star-shaped flowers, which bloom in spring and summer. Vinca minor is often used in landscaping as a ground cover in shady or partially shaded areas, where it can form a dense mat that helps suppress weeds. It is also used in erosion control, as it has a robust root system that can help stabilize the soil. While vinca minor is generally considered a low-maintenance plant, it can spread aggressively and become invasive in some areas. It is important to research local regulations and guidelines before planting vinca minor and to take steps to control its growth if necessary. Vinca minor is an evergreen vine that will give your garden an elegant touch of lively, rich violet or purple set against spectacular large, green leaves.TN Nursery suggests Vinca minor for use primarily as a ground cover plant; however, you may also train it to climb a trellis gracefully with relative ease. Vinca minor is an Asian native species. Europeans adopted the plant for its graceful charm and beauty and brought it to the New World in Colonial Era. The plant is evergreen in moderate temperatures, providing you with lush green foliage even when so many other species enter winter dormancy–a welcome sight in the winter garden. It loves partial and complete shade but will tolerate some sunshine. Vinca minors classic charm Vinca minor is a flowering plant with a low, sprawling habit. It typically grows between three and six inches tall and about eighteen inches to three feet wide. Its stems root at their joints, so it spreads quickly. It covers an empty spot in your garden with relative speed. The delicate flowers blossom mid to late spring and reappear randomly throughout the year. The common name is periwinkle, which refers to the blue-violet to purple blossoms. The petals are small, flat, elliptic, and bear on a slender stalk. Vinca minor has a rustic charm that makes you think of a home in the countryside, with lazy vine plants rambling through the garden. That whimsical impression makes this plant a favorite among many gardeners. Two Other Important Reasons to Try Vinca minor Although many plant Vinca minor for cosmetic reasons, here are a couple more reasons to plant it. Vinca minor discourages weeds as it takes root in your garden. It outcompetes the weeds for nutrition and will eventually choke them out. This growth means you will spend less time pulling weeds from your flower beds, tending to more enjoyable gardening tasks instead. Also, Vinca minor is drought-tolerant. If you live in an area experiencing frequent watering restrictions but receive relatively decent rainfall, Vinca minor will be an excellent choice. Vinca minor is available online at TN Nursery today Vinca minor puts on a colorful show for you; it is drought-resistant, it covers vast areas as a ground cover. Order from TN Nursery today to see how gorgeous this plant is.
Periwinkle (Vinca minor) Periwinkle (Vinca minor) is a small evergreen perennial plant that belongs to the Apocynaceae family. It is native to Europe but is commonly found in North America, Asia, and Australia.Periwinkle is a low-growing plant that typically reaches a height of 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) and spreads up to 18 inches (45 cm). Its leaves are glossy and dark green, with a leathery texture and a slightly pointed tip. Depending on the variety, the flowers are small, star-shaped, blue, purple, or white.Periwinkle is commonly used as a groundcover plant because it spreads quickly and forms dense mats. It is also used as an accent plant in rock gardens, borders, and containers. In addition, periwinkle has medicinal properties and is used for soil erosion and environmental plantings. Periwinkle, or Vinca minor, is an evergreen perennial vine with sprawling, dark green leaves. The horticulture team at TN Nursery recommends this plant for use as a groundcover plant. Periwinkle is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. It arrived in North America in the 1700s as a decorative plant and gained popularity for its eye-catching good looks and hardiness. Periwinkle features blue-violet to purple flowers, measuring one to two inches wide. The contrast of the graceful, five-petaled purple flowers blossoming against the glossy verdant foliage creates a striking display. The vines produce their dainty purple and blue flowers in the middle of spring and intermittently throughout the year in most growing zones. Vinca minor foliage is evergreen, so you have lovely year-round color anyplace you grow it. Periwinkle Is Excellent Ground Cover When growing periwinkle as a groundcover plant, the perennial vines fan out as much as eighteen inches to three feet, creating a dense mat of vines and flowers. Over time they rob weeds of their nutrition and eliminate the need to perform the mundane task of weeding. Additionally, Vinca minor can help avoid soil erosion. Besides creeping low across the ground, gardeners can train this vine to climb a short trellis or a rustic rock wall or fence for an instantly charming look. They will grow to one- to three-foot heights, adding color, texture, and visual interest to these structures without overpowering them. If growing periwinkle as a climber, you will need to "assist" it in the early stages. After it grabs hold of the structure, it will perform its job with little effort on your part. Vinca Minor for the Shade Garden Finding the best plants for a shade garden can challenge almost every gardener. But periwinkle does not mind the shade and takes delight in partially shady spots. Periwinkle (Vinca Minor)is available online at TN Nursery Periwinkle grows across most of the forty-eight contiguous American states. Vinca minor is disease-resistant, pest-resistant, and drought-tolerant. This versatile groundcover or climber plant will thrive with little assistance from you, aside from training it to climb (if so desired). This plant is well worth the purchase! Are you ready to order periwinkle? TN Nursery looks forward to fulfilling your order.
Wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei) is a plant species that belongs to the Celastraceae family. It is a woody vine or a trailing shrub that is native to East Asia but is commonly found in many parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Australia.Wintercreeper is a hardy plant that can tolerate various growing conditions and be used for various landscaping purposes. The plant has glossy, dark green leaves that are evergreen in mild climates but may turn reddish-purple in cold weather. The plant produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the summer and red or orange berries in the fall.Wintercreepers can grow as a groundcover, climbing vine, or shrub, depending on the variety. It is known for its ability to climb walls and trees using adhesive rootlets, which can sometimes damage surfaces or host plants. As a result, it is sometimes considered an invasive species in certain regions. Wintercreeper: Euonymus fortunei, which you most likely know as wintercreeper, is a small woody-stemmed shrub that forms a dense ground cover. It can grow almost seventy feet long and cover vast bare expanses in full sun to partially sunny locations. It can also tolerate some shade but may grow a little more slowly. TN Nursery specialists recommend this plant for customers who fill large areas quickly to prevent soil erosion due to wind or rapid water runoff. This plant takes root and multiplies, helping to protect the soil from these impacts. The evergreen wintercreeper is an attractive, ornamental perennial plant. It tolerates a wide range of soil types and is tolerant of drought and even saltwater. Euonymus fortunei is native to Asia and eastern Europe but grows well across the more moderate growing zones in the United States. Wintercreeper Is a Fast-growing Ground Cover Species Aerial roots grow from nodes on the stems. These roots take hold in the soil or planting medium and form a robust and expansive system, sprouting new plants. It expands its footprint with little to no care from the gardener. It does not need fertilizer and can be fed once annually, usually in the fall. Besides that, the only maintenance necessary is spring trimming to remove any frost damage and occasional pruning once you achieve the desired coverage. Euonymus fortunei will also eliminate the need to spend your precious time pulling weeds. As it multiplies, it steals the nutrients and water from those unsightly weeds for itself. As a result, the weeds will die once winter creeper takes hold in your garden. Besides working as a fast-spreading ground cover species, you can train wintercreeper to climb a trellis, an unsightly old barn or building, or even a large shade tree. It adds a touch of rustic charm as a climbing vine. The Lovely Appearance of Euonymus fortunei Leaves oppose each other and reach three to two inches in length. They are a true green to dark green and have serrated, slightly toothy edges. Its delicate flowers are gold to light green and appear in early summer. Those early summer blooms give way are pinkish-red fruits that look like tiny capsules. Your flock of feathered friends will appreciate this bounty. Wintercreeper is available at TN Nursery today. If you need a ground cover that will fill a vast, barren area quickly, order wintercreeper from TN Nursery today--it's the right plant for fast results.
Dandelion (Tara Xacum) The dandelion plant, also known as Taraxacum officinale, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Eurasia and North America. It belongs to the Asteraceae family, which includes other popular plants like sunflowers and daisies. Dandelions are known for their bright yellow flowers and round, fluffy seed heads that disperse in the wind. The plant leaves are also distinctive, with jagged edges and a deep green color. Dandelions are often considered weeds, as they can proliferate and invade lawns and gardens. However, they also have several benefits. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and are a good source of vitamins and minerals. The root can be roasted and brewed into a coffee substitute, and the flowers can be used to make wine or added to salads for a pop of color. In traditional medicine, dandelion has been used to treat various conditions, including digestive problems, liver and kidney issues, and skin conditions. Scientific research is ongoing to explore these potential health benefits. Overall, the dandelion plant is versatile and hardy with culinary and medicinal uses. Dandelion, Tara Xacum: Contrary to vicious rumors disparaging their long and revered history, the dandelion plant, or Tara xacum, is not a weed. Technically, it is an herb. People outside North America rely on the European native plant for food and herbal usage. People worldwide forage for dandelion to eat dandelion greens for nutrition and herbal remedies. Besides its nutritional and healing applications, the dandelion plays a vital role in the ecosystem. Indeed, Tara xacum is an excellent pollinator plant that helps bees, butterflies, and other pollinators carry out their essential job functions. Now we are coming full circle, with dandelions reclaiming their rightful place as a flower and herb in the minds of many Americans. Dandelion appearance Dandelion has bright and cheerful yellow flowers that bloom from early spring until winter. The flowers emerge on a long, hollow stem. The flower head of Tara xacum opens during the day and closes to sleep at night. The cheery yellow flower forms from many small yellow petals and a single seed in the center. Tiny brown seeds form inside the protective wrapping of the familiar puff of white. The white puff ball serves a vital function; it is a parachute-like structure to allow the delicate dandelion seeds to break off in flight and reproduce. In addition to the seeds, the dandelion plant can reproduce vegetatively from its long, unbranched taproot, which can reach over a foot long. This adaptation helps it survive competition with other weeds and droughts. The dandelion's taproot also helps to prevent soil compaction--a common problem that robs plants of water and essential nutrients. If the soil compacts too tightly, water and nutrition flow away from the plant instead of soaking in for absorption. Dandelions are for sale online at TN Nursery.
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.
Hairy Buttercup Ranunculus sardous The hairy buttercup is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. Its scientific name is Ranunculus sardous. It is also known by common names such as Sardinian buttercup or Italian buttercup.The hairy buttercup is a small annual herb that grows up to 10-30 cm tall. It has bright yellow flowers with 5-7 petals and greenish sepals. The leaves are divided into three lobes, called "hairy" buttercup.The hairy buttercup is native to the Mediterranean region, including parts of Europe and North Africa. It typically grows in open, sunny areas such as fields, meadows, and roadsides. It blooms in the spring and summer, and bees and other pollinators visit its flowers. Hairy Buttercup: Ranunculus sardous, which most know by the name hairy buttercup, is a hardy perennial plant that appears each season in the early to middle of spring. As the snow melts away and the sun begins to warm the earth, this sweet yellow flower is one of the earliest arrivals. TN Nursery suggests this plant in full-sun natural areas or garden beds. Although found widely across North America, this flower originated in the Mediterranean regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Hairy Buttercup has a festive Appearance. The plant grows in expansive clusters. Its leaves are broad and bright green, with softly rounded lobes around the leaves. They grow to about a two-food maximum height. The stems of this compact flower give this flower its common name. As they grow straight and erect in warm spring temperatures, they show off tiny hairs on the stems and leaves. The flowers are a cheerful bright yellow, welcoming the warm springtime temperatures. Each flower has five petals that create a cup shape when open; they have a matching yellow center. The blossoms are on the small side, measuring under an inch across. You will primarily see the cheerful blossoms from spring through mid-summer; the flowers go to seed during late summer and early fall, multiplying and continuing to cover your garden. Hairy Buttercup care and maintenance The hairy buttercup loves to bask in the full sunshine, like many pesky weeds. Cultivating the hairy buttercup can help eliminate weeds as they rob the nutrients and moisture from those unwanted growths. Plant them in full-sun flower beds; border gardens in a middle row; moderately-spreading ground cover plants; or pollinator gardens, where they attract bees, moths, and butterflies. How to Care for Ranunculus sardous The hairy buttercup is a hardy perennial; it needs little care from the gardener. They love full sunshine and are drought-tolerant. They need a thin layer of mulch to put it to bed in the late fall and twice-annual fertilizing. Besides these basic needs, Ranunculus sardous does not require much care. Hairy Buttercup Plants are available at TN Nursery A hairy buttercup is an excellent option for a cheerful yellow flower that will work in the full sunshine. Order from TN Nursery today.