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 those 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. We are neonic-free!

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

Common Name: Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella' 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 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 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...


Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

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 gardens. From early to midsummer butterfly weed produces very showy clusters of brig...


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...


Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'

Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'

Common Name: Lady fern

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 ...


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...


Callirhoe bushii

Callirhoe bushii

Common Name: Bush's Poppy Mallow

Callirhoe bushii, commonly called Bush’s poppy mallow, is an uncommon herbaceous perennial that is native to scattered locations in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. In Missouri, it is primarily found in rocky open woods, wooded...


Dalea purpurea

Dalea purpurea

Common Name: Purple Prairie Clover

Dalea purpurea, commonly called purple prairie clover, is a native Missouri prairie clover which occurs in glades, rocky open woods and prairies throughout the State except for the far southeastern counties. Typically grows 1-3' tall. Featur...


Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

Common Name: Pale Coneflower

Echinacea pallida, or pale coneflower, is an upright Missouri-native perennial wildflower. Features narrow, dark green leaves and large, daisy-like flowers with drooping, pale pinkish-purple petals and oran...


Echinacea paradoxa

Echinacea paradoxa

Common Name: Yellow Coneflower

A Missouri and Ozark Mountain native, Echinacea paradoxa or yellow coneflower boasts large, bright yellow flowerheads. Its sweetly fragrant, daisy-like blooms appear in midsummer and have yellow petals that droop and surround a brown cen...


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 'PowWow White'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'

Common Name: Coneflower

Echinacea ‘PowWow White’ is a white-flowered coneflower that typically grows in an upright clump on sturdy, well-branched stems that do not need staking. Each flower features downward-arching, white ray petals which enc...


Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Common Name: Coneflower

Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry’ is a coneflower that features large, deep magenta flowers in an upright clump on sturdy, well-branched stems that do not need staking. Each flower features downward-arching, overlapping...


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 native to prairies, meadows and open woods of the central to southeastern United States. It typically grows to 2-4' tall. Showy, daisy-like, purple coneflowers bloom throughout the sum...


Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Common Name: Rattlesnake Master

Eryngium yuccifolium, or rattlesnake master, is a Missouri native plant which occurs in rocky woods, prairies and glades throughout the State and was a common plant of the tallgrass prairie. Rattlesnake-master features basal rosettes of...


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, 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, grass-like l...


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 bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Common Name: Beebalm

Monarda bradburiana, commonly called beebalm, is a common Missouri native perennial mint family member that grows typically to 1-2' tall. Pale pink to whitish, purple-spotted flowers appear in dense, globular, solitary, terminal heads atop s...


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...


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 ...


Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Common Name: Slender Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, commonly called mountain mint, is an erect, many-branched, herbaceous perennial that grows 2-3' tall and features extremely narrow, almost needle-like leaves and profuse terminal clusters of small, white flowers which blo...


Ratibida pinnata

Ratibida pinnata

Common Name: Grey-headed Coneflower

Ratibida pinnata, or grey-head coneflower, is a Missouri native plant which typically occurs in dry woods, prairies and along railroad tracks and roads. Tall and thinly foliaged, prairie coneflower shines in the meadow from summer ...


Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy'

Rudbeckia fulgida '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. In our test garde...


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 'Little Goldstar'

Rudbeckia fulgida '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: 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 ...


Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Common Name: Skullcap

Scutellaria incana, commonly called skullcap, is a Missouri native wildflower that occurs in open woods, clearings, on slopes and along streams in the northcentral and Ozark regions of the State. In midsummer its strong square stems branch t...


Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: 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...

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Common Name: Golden Alexander

Zizia aurea, commonly called Golden Alexander, is a Missouri native perennial which occurs most often in small colonies in moist woods and meadows, thickets, glades and prairies. Features flat-topped clusters of tiny yellow flowers in late s...