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!


Wildflowers

We also have many native ferns, under ferns.


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.

Asarum canadense - wild ginger: mum pot
A great shade groundcover with a great odor when crushed. Heart-shaped leaves and very curious, but rather hidden and not showy, flowers in the spring. This plant can be used as a spice, but larger amounts may be a strong diuretic.

Asclepias incarnata - swamp milkweed: 2 gallon
A wet-loving tallish and slender plant with pink-flesh-colored flowers. Great for monarch butterflies. We may have other milkweeds; check with us.

Baptisia australis - false indigo: 2 gallon
A clumping herbaceous plant that looks like it should be a shrub. Long heads of purple flowers and pea-like leaves. Can be 6' high and wide.

Baptisia tinctoria - yellow false indigo: 2 gallon
A clumping herbaceous plant that looks like it should be a shrub. Long heads of yellow flowers and pea-like leaves. Can be 6' high and wide.

Bidens polylepis - showy tickseed sunflower: 1 gallon
One of our few annuals. Likes wet places but grows well in normal soil. Gorgeous yellow flowers in late summer or early fall. Strongly recommend deadheading to prevent over-seeding.

Calamus americanus - calamus: 2 gallon
A wetland plant, resembling cattails or wild flag. Aromatic rootstocks spread to fill in an area.

Collinsonia canadensis - horsebalm: 1 gallon
Interesting flowers in leaf axils. A popular medicinal herb.

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

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.

Hedeoma pulegioides - American pennyroyal: 4 inch
Although we don't usually grow annuals, this one is an exception. A small native mint that usually resides high on dry hillsides. Intense peppermint odor that is supposed to be useful in repelling insects. Warning: plant tissue can be toxic in larger quantities, do not use as a food.

Hepatica acutiloba - sharp-lobed hepatica:mum pot
A small plant with attractive, variegated, three-lobed leaves. Flowers are white to pink in early spring. A great plant for the shade garden or for the shade rock garden.

Houstonia caerulea - bluets: 4 inch
A small plant that thrives on dry shaded banks. A reliable blue-flowering plant that's spectacular in a miniature way. Great for the shaded rock garden.

Hylotelephium telephioides - Appalachian orpine: mum pot
The native live-forever, very hard to find in nurseries or in the wild. White flowers.

Iris cristata - dwarf crested iris: mum pot
Our native iris. Small and spreads by runners. Great for a moist, shaded rock garden but actually does well in the sun as well.

Lobelia siphilitica - blue lobelia: 1 gallon
This flower has beautiful, dense spikes of blue blossoms. Loves a wet soil and good light levels.

Mertensia virginica - Virginia bluebells: 2 gallon
The plant that creates vibrant, vivid fields of blue in floodplain or valley-bottom woodland.

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.

Pachysandra procumbens - Allegheny spurge: mum pot
Grown for its foliage, sometimes variegated. Makes a great sprawling clumping groundcover, but unlike its Japanese cousin, the stems do not root to spread. Interesting spikes of white flowers in early spring.

Phlox divaricata - blue phlox: 4 inch, mum pot
A reliable early spring bloomer. A must for the shade wildflower garden.

Porteranthus stipulatus - Indian physic: mum pot
A slender but attractive plant, suitable for open areas.

Rudbeckia subtomentosa "Henry Eilers" - Henry Eilers: 1 gallon
A midwestern black-eyed Susan species, with this cultivar having narrowed yellow petals.

Sedum glaucophyllum - cliff stonecrop: 4 inch, mum pot
A white-flowering stonecrop that forms rosettes with a bluish tint. Native to the Appalachian Mountains. Prefers shade and spring moisture.

Sedum ternatum - woodland stonecrop: 4 inch, mum pot
Our native sedum. Prefers shade and spring moisture. White flowers can cover the plant.

Senna hebecarpa - senna: 1 gallon
A medium size perennial with nice yellow flowers and sweet-pea-like leaves. The MoBot link is not for this species, but for a similar related species.

Silphium perfoliatum - cupleaf: 2 gallon
A large and coarse sunflower relative, with many yellow flowers. Leaf bases join at the stem to hold water and plant is actually nourished by insects caught in water. Likes wet places.

Yucca filamentosa - yucca, Spanish needle: 1 gallon
A large, spiky plant, forming a large clump. Flower spikes are often spectacular, tall with large white fragrant flowers. Very drought-tolerant.