Link to Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder Link to Five Springs Farm Plant Information Sheet (pdf)
Native to southeast Ohio Deer-resistant
Native to eastern United States Likes full sun
Native to North America Likes shade
Edible for humans Evergreen or wintergreen
Pollinator-friendly plant Suitable for wet sites

Please also note: This is only and ever a partial list. We always have plants at the nursery that just came in, or that we only have one or a few specimens of; come by to see all of what's available!


Note: Also see wildflowers! We also always have a variety of perennials not listed here.
Aquilegia vulgaris - European columbine: 1 gallon
A beautiful and very easy to grow flower for naturalizing. Colors range from pinks to blues. Blooms mid-spring. Leaves resemble rue. Freely self-seeds.

Arisaema consanguineum - Himalayan cobra lily: 1 gallon
A plant that's somewhat similar to the green dragon, below, but with more leaflets and a larger leaf, and the flower is larger and more showy.

Arisaema dracontium - green dragon: 1 gallon
A curious native relative of the Jack-in-the-pulpit. This plant sends up one fleshy leaf per year which can be four feet tall. The leaf stem splits into two, with several lobes on each part. Given adequate moisture, it does well in the full sun. It may be eaten by deer when emerging, but not when the leaf is mature.

Arisaema triphyllumj - Jack-in-the-pulpit: 1 gallon
Familiar to many, this is the woodland curiosity that sends up one or two leaves per year. When it flowers with one leaf, the flowers are usually predominantly male. When it flowers with two leaves, the flowers are usually predominantly female. Given adequate moisture, it does well in the sun. It may be eaten by deer when emerging, but not when the leaves are mature.

Begonia grandis "Heron's Pirouette" - Heron's Pirouette begonia: 1 gallon
This species is the only hardy true begonia. This selection has more flowers and more attactive foliage and flowers. Not for full-sun sites.

Coreopsis tripteris "Flower Tower" - Flower Tower coreopsis: 2 gallon
A tall composite flower with broad yellow "petals" (actually ray flowers).

Echinacea tennesseensis - Tennessee coneflower: 1 gallon
Closely related to the purple coneflower, but with more upturned petals and a lighter color shade, as well as narrower leaves. Rare in nature, growing only in isolated glades in Tennessee. Should not be forced to compete with other plants, but otherwise quite easy to grow and tolerant of soils. Ready late spring 2017.

Eryngium yuccifolium - rattlesnake master: 1 gallon
Don't worry, it won't attract rattlesnakes, but it does look a little like a dinosaur has invaded your flower bed. Unusual-looking native for the sunny prairie/wildflower area.

Eutrochium fistulosum "Big Nate" - Big Nate Joe-Pye-weed: 2 gallon
An attractive and tall flower topped with large domes of pink flowers in late summer. Tolerates wet soils. Formerly in the genus Eupatorium.

Eutrochium maculatum "Glenda" - Glenda Joe-Pye-weed: 2 gallon
An attractive and tall flower topped with large domes of pink flowers in late summer. Tolerates wet soils. Formerly in the genus Eupatorium.

Hemerocallis fulva - common daylily: various sizes
This is the common, spreading, orange daylily.

Hemerocallis cultivars - 2 gallon

"Raspberry Candy," "Lemon Lollipop," others

Hemerocallis fulva - daylily: various sizes
This is the narrower daylily that comes in yellow and orange.

Hemerocallis fulva - dwarf yellow daylily: various sizes
This is the lily often seen in large beds at commercial sites.

Hieracium caespitosum - meadow hawkweed
A small plant with a basal rosette of hairy leaves and a 1-2-foot-tall flower stem in late spring to early summer with small dandelion-like flowers. Native to Europe, but widely naturalized here. A great plant to include in reclamation of abused land.

Hieracium pilosella - mouse-ear hawkweed
A small plant with a basal rosette of hair leaves and a flower stem a few inches tall with small dandelion-like flowers. Blooms from May through August. Will grow as a short groundcover, creating a large clump of new plants via stolons.

Hosta plantaginea var. japonica - Japnese hosta: various
This is the classic large green hosta grown mostly for their foliage.

Hosta - Hostas: various
We have a variety of other hostas. Come see the selection.

Iris cristata - dwarf crested iris
Our most common native iris. Violet flower with no yellow.

Iris germanica - bearded iris
Several varieties of iris, both lavendar and lavendar/violet.

Iris pseudoacorus - yellow flag
An old European standard, widely grown (and naturalized) in the US. Rather invasive, so grow only in garden beds or ponds not connected to outflow.

Iris sibirica - Siberian type
A tall, narrow, clumping flag that loves wet soils, very dark, intense violet flowers with no yellow but some fine white striping. The MoBot link is for this species, but a similar cultivar.

Iris versicolor - northern blue flag
A native iris that favors wetlands.

Mammillaria heyderi - Heyder pincushion cactus: 1 gallon
This little cactus is unusual in that it sits in the surface of the ground and barely protrudes. Use for a full-sun, well-drained rock garden or cactus garden. Grows no more than six inches across, and small yellow flowers appear in a ring around the perimeter.

Mentha X piperita - peppermint
A moisture-loving mint, the source of peppermint oil.

Nepeta racemosa - catmint
A very low-maintenance plant that attracts butterflies. Very flexible, tolerating partial shade and fairly dry conditions. Blooms late spring through September with flowers that may range from lilac to lavendar to deep violet.

Opuntia humifusa - eastern prickly-pear: 1 gallon
The only cactus native to Ohio. Gorgeous yellow blooms in late spring, followed by attractive red fruit. The MoBot link is not for this, but for a similar species.

Opuntia polyacantha - plains prickly-pear: 1 gallon
This is not a plant for the faint-of-heart. This cactus virtually defines "spines." However, the reward of the blooms is worth it!

Penstemon "Dark Towers" - "Dark Towers" beard-tongue: 1 gallon
Deep purple foliage topped by lilac to purple flower spikes, blooming in May to June.

Paeonia lactiflora - common peony: 1 gallon
Pale pink, almost white flowers.

Polygonatum humile - dwarf Solomon's-seal: 1 gallon
Small and somewhat wrinkly, dark green Solomon's-seal.

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum "Variegatum" - variegated Solomon's-seal: 1 gallon
Similar to large native Solomon's-seal but variegated with green and white. White blossoms in spring.

Rudbeckia subtomentosa "Henry Eilers" - Henry Eilers coneflower: 2 gallon
A late summer and autumn bloomer with striking yellow flowers with narrow petals (actually narrow ray flowers). May grow to 4-5 feet.

Stachys officinalis - European wood betony: 1 gallon
Grows flat against the ground with a rosette of curiously wrinkled leaves except when flowering. Flowers from mid to late summer with a tall stem with lilac to purple flowers.