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Native Plants

Welcome to our Native Plant Page where you can find all of the Missouri native plants we offer! These natives are hardy, easy to grow, beneficial to wildlife, and create naturally beautiful landscapes. We have noted the native plants that are on the MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District) Stormwater Best Management Practice Native Plant List. Bioretention is a depressed landscape feature which stores, filters, and infiltrates stormwater runoff and these native plants are appropriate for a variety of stormwater best management practices in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

We are proud to be members of Grow Native! a native plant awareness program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. All native plants we offer are propagated from vegetative cuttings from controlled nursery-produced stock plants.  We DO NOT purchase propagated materials from plant material collected in the wild.

We also include a few "nativars" in our list but ONLY if they are almost identical to the native species.        

 

Amorpha canescens

Amorpha canescens

Common Name: Lead Plant

Amorpha canescens, commonly called lead plant, is a Missouri native that typically occurs in open woodlands, glades and prairies. This pea/bean family member is a deciduous shrub-like pe...


Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Milkweed, Swamp

Asclepias incarnata, or swamp milkweed, is an erect, clump-forming, Missouri native plant which is commonly found in swamps, river bottomlands and wet meadows. It typically grows 3-4' tall on branching stems. Small, fragrant, pink to mau...


Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Common Name: Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' commonly called swamp milkweed, is an erect, clump-forming cultivar of the Missouri native plant which is commonly found in swamps, river bottomlands and wet meadows throughout the State. It typically gr...


Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias purpurascens

Common Name: Purple Milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens or purple milkweed is a rough, weedy, Missouri native perennial that is similar in appearance to common milkweed (A. syriaca), except its flowers are deep rose pink and its leaves are more pointed. It typically grow...


Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca or Common Milkweed is a rough, weedy Missouri native perennial which commonly occurs in fields, open woods, roadsides and along railroad tracks throughout Missouri. It typically grows 3-4' tall on stout, upright stems w...


Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa, or Butterfly Weed is native to much of the United States, very much at home in open meadows. old fields, roadsides, and sunny summer gard...


Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Common Name: Aster, New England

Dark purple daisy-like flowers cover Aster 'Purple Dome' with blooms from mid-August until early October or later. No staking is required on these North American natives. Attractive to butterflies and perfect for the middle of...


Baptisia 'Twilite Prairieblues'

Baptisia 'Twilite Prairieblues'

Common Name: False Indigo

Baptisia 'Twilite Prairieblues' is a false indigo hybrid that features a profuse mid-spring bloom of pea-like, violet-purple flowers with yellow keels. 'Twilite' is an upright, mounded perennial that typically grows to 3-5' tall with a mature spre...


Baptisia 'Solar Flare Prairieblues'

Baptisia 'Solar Flare Prairieblues'

Common Name: False Indigo

Baptisia is a large native shrub-like perennial that is very long-lived and drought resistant. 'Solar Flare' features unique flowers that open lemon yellow and gradually darken to orange as the flowers age down the stem. Both flower colors are pre...


Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis

Common Name: Blue False Indigo

Baptisia australis, or Blue False Indigo, is an upright perennial which features violet blue, lupine-like flowers in erect spikes extending well above a foliage mound of clover-like, bluish-green leaves. The flowers are like m...


Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Common Name: Grass, Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' commonly called blue grama or mosquito grass, is a tufted, warm season grass noted for its distinctive arrangement of mosquito larvae-like seed spikes which hang from only one side of its flowerin...


Chelone obliqua

Chelone obliqua

Common Name: Turtlehead

Chelone obliqua, or Turtlehead, is a stiffly erect, clump-forming Missouri native perennial which typically grows in moist woods, swampy areas and along streams. Hooded, snapdragon-like, two-lipped, deep rose flowers appear fr...


Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Common Name: Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' holds its highly fragrant flowers upright like candles on a birthday cake, thus the name. Panicles of white flowers, 4 to 6 inches long, bloom from late June into July. Thrives in moist to wet soil, but wi...


Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common Name: Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' is a classic purple coneflower with very fragrant rose-pink ray petals surrounding a coppery-brown, spiky central cone forming flat horizontal flower heads. This coneflower's newer blooms are more intense in color and f...


Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common Name: Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' features large, daisy-like flowers with slightly drooping, white petals and large, coppery-orange central cones. Long summer bloom period. Best flower display is late June to late July, wit...


Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea, commonly called purple coneflower, is a coarse, rough-hairy, herbaceous perennial that is native to prairies, meadows and open woods of the central to southeastern United States. It typically grows to 2-4' tall. Showy, dai...


Fern, Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red'

Fern, Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red'

Common Name: Fern, Lady

Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red' features vibrant burgundy stems contrasting beautifully with the lacy, mint green fronds. Easy to grow preferring rich, medium to wet, well-drained soil. Terrific in containers, as a ground cover ...


Fern, matteuccia struthiopteris

Fern, matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Fern, Ostrich

Ostrich Fern is one of the largest and most popular ferns available. The dark green, pinnate fronds of Matteuccia struthiopteris are wide at the top and tapering down to a bare strip. This deciduous fern typically grows 2-3 feet tall in cultivatio...


Helenium 'Ruby Tuesday'

Helenium 'Ruby Tuesday'

Common Name: Sneezeweed

Helenium is one of the best perennials for late season color from midsummer into early fall. 'Ruby Tuesday' is a shorter selection that produces masses of dark red flowers covering the top third of the plant. 'Ruby Tuesday' has very strong stems t...


Iris fulva

Iris fulva

Common Name: Copper Iris

Iris fulva is commonly called Copper Iris because of the unusual copper color of its flowers. It is a beardless, crestless iris that is native to bald cypress swamps, sloughs, ponds, ditches and swampy woodland areas main...


Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Common Name: Blazing Star

Liatris ligulistylis is an upright, clump-forming perennial that typically grows to 2’ (infrequently to 3’) tall in the wild. It may grow taller in cultivation, particularly if planted in rich, fertile garden soils. In Missouri, ...


Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Common Name: Blazing Star

Liatris spicata, also known as Blazing Star or Gayfeather, is a tall, upright, clump-forming perennial featuring spikes of rounded, fluffy, deep purple flower heads appearing atop erect, leafy stalks. One or more stalks arise from a tuft of narrow...


Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal Flower

One of our best-known native wildflowers, Lobelia cardinalis, or Cardinal Flower, adapts well to gard...


Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Blue Cardinal Flower

Lobelia siphilitica, or Blue Cardinal Flower, is a Missouri native perennial which likes moist soil. It will naturalize along ditches and streams and features spires of colorful hood-like flowers on stately spikes in late summ...


Monarda 'fistulosa'

Monarda 'fistulosa'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa, commonly called wild bergamot or bee balm, is a common Missouri native perennial which occurs statewide in dryish soils on prairies, dry rocky woods and glade margins, unplanted fields and along roads and railroads. A clum...


Oenothera macrocarpa or missouriensis

Oenothera macrocarpa or missouriensis

Common Name: Missouri Primrose

Oenothera missouriensis, or Missouri evening primrose, is a sprawling Missouri native plant featuring very large, 4-petaled, mildly fragrant, bright yellow flowers which open for only one day in the late afternoon and lasting overni...


Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common Name: Grass, Switch
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' is a very bright red Panicum, also known as Switch Grass. Foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red by early summer to form a compact, narrow, erect, 3ft tall clump of foliage which is topped by reddish...

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Common Name: Beard Tongue

A native to North America, 'Husker Red' Penstemon makes a great landscape display with its brilliant white tubular flowers against the backdrop of its foliage of rich red leaves intermixed with green leaves. Tough in any condition and fairly easy ...


Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

Common Name: Beard Tongue

Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’ is a clump-forming penstemon that typically grows 3’ tall. It is noted for its pink flowers and dark wine-red foliage. Foliage is an attractive dark maroon/wine red and generally retains good color t...


Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

The bright gold daisy-like petals of 'Goldsturm' rudbeckia have a distinct brown cone that highlight any summer garden from July into September. In the wild, black-eyed Susan inhabits grasslands and prairies, so it grows best in sites with rich so...


Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'

Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia 'Viette's Little Suzy' is an upright, free-blooming coneflower featuring daisy-like flowers with yellow rays and dark brownish-purple center disks. Prolific flower production over a long mid-summer-to-fall bloom period. The blooms are sl...


Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti 'Little Goldstar'

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti 'Little Goldstar'

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

A true dwarf, Rudbeckia 'Little Goldstar' forms a bushy, short clump of rich green foliage covered with starburst-shaped golden yellow blossoms with dark centers. Standing only 16 inches high compared to taller, waist-high varieties...


Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Grass, Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium, or Little Bluestem, is one of the dominant grasses which grow in the rich and fertile soils of the tallgrass prairie. Forms upright clumps of slender green leaves with a tinge of blue at the base which deepens almost into pur...

Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: Grass, Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis, or Prairie Dropseed, is a Missouri native and prefers well-drained, rocky sites. Fine-textured, medium green leaves typically form an arching mound. Foliage turns golden with orange hues in fall, fading to light bronze in wint...