View Plants alphabetically by Scientific Name. List price is for 1/2 gallon pot size.
Scientific Name: Heuchera americana
Clump forming roots sprout multiple ovate basal leaves that are crinkled and have prominent purple-colored veins. The low-growing leaves extend a tall flower stalk in late spring lined with small blooms. The flowers are yellow-green, bell-shaped and drooping on the arched stem. Flowers are followed by small, papery, dry seed capsules. The leaves are somewhat evergreen and turn a deep reddish-purple color in winter.
Scientific Name: Staphylea trifolia
A small, sparsely branched, colony-forming tree with dark green lightly serrated leaves that grows in moist areas along streams and in drainages. The compound leaves have groups of three lance-shaped leaflets. Drooping clusters of white bell-shaped flowers that resemble those of blueberries bloom in the early Spring. The flowers are followed by inflated, papery green seed capsules. Will spread and sprout multiple trunks through root suckering, especially in moist areas.
Scientific Name: Gillenia stipulata
A tough, semi-woody rootstock sprouts slender, reddish-colored, semi-erect, delicate stems lined with alternate, feathery palmate leaves and topped with wispy flowers. Flowers are white with five drooping petals that flutter in the breeze. The flowers are followed by brown seed capsules. Thrives in rich moist shady soil.
Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana
An upright, deciduous tree with dark green glossy leaves. Thrives in partial shade with rich moist soil, where it can grow over 50′ tall. It maintains a shorter, shrubbier profile in open areas with full sun. Small, yellow, bell shaped flowers give way to green colored fruits that turn orange as they ripen. The flavor of the fruit improves after a frost by most accounts. Leaves turn yellow to orange in fall.
Scientific Name: viola appalachiensis
A prostrate, sprawling or trailing stem with small round leaves and tiny violet flowers.
Scientific Name: Callicarpa americana
A variable, woody shrub that can be multi-stemmed and bushy in full sun, or slender and taller with sparse leaves in deeper shade. The large, opposite, ovate leaves are lightly serrated at the margins and soft and fuzzy to the touch. Inconspicuous green and brown flowers at the leaf nodes give way to glossy, bright lavender to purple berries in the fall. The fruits attract birds and other wildlife including foxes, raccoons and deer. Fruit is often winter persistent, lasting almost until spring. Beautyberry is an important wildlife forage plant in the Southeast.
Scientific Name: Eurybia jonesiae
Also known as Jone’s Aster, this low-growing plant consists of a basal rosette of large dark blue-green slightly hairy leaves, especially when young, and a short flower stalk topped with multiple blooms. The leaves often have a purplish tint on the underside. Flowers are about 1-2″ across with whitish to purple petals and yellow centers. Thrives in rich, moist soils in the oak-hickory-pine forest ecosystem.
Scientific Name: Magnolia macrophylla
An upright, loosely branched tree with clusters of incredibly large teardrop shaped pale green leaves. The leaves can be up to 24″ long, and somewhat resemble banana tree leaves. Large, up to 11″ across, fragrant flowers with multiple large white petals bloom in late spring or early summer and are followed by an open, cone-like seed structure. The cluster of bright red fleshy seeds are embedded in a semi-woody, bristly cone that may persist into winter. A great understory tree, it requires consistently moist soil and protection from gusting winds which can tear the large leaves.
Scientific Name: Viola pedata
Low growing perennial with deeply cleft leaves that resemble a bird’s foot that puts up a small stalk topped with a showy flower. The flowers are bluish to violet with a white throat that often has blue to violet linear stripes and a yellow center. The flower has five petals and resembles an inverted star, though the upper two petals are often joined. This violet does not spread by runners, but will self seed. Often found in the wild on inclined areas that may also have mildly eroded soil, this is a good plant for similar situations in a garden that may be troublesome for other plants.
Scientific Name: Actaea racemosa
Shade-loving perennial herb with deeply cleft, glossy leaves. A tall spire of tiny white flowers blooms in summer. Prefers the moist, humus-rich soils of bottom land hardwood forests. Another common name is “fairy candles” which refers to the bright spires of flowers that stand out in the deep shade where this plant naturally occurs.