Woodland Wildflowers for part to full shade

Many of these plants prefer rich, medium to moist soil with lots of organic matter.

· DOWNY YELLOW VIOLETOBEDIENT PLANT · OSTRICH FERN · SARSAPARILLA · SOLOMON'S SEAL · STAR FLOWERED SOLOMON'S SEAL · SWEET SCENTED BEDSTRAW  · TALL BLUEBELLS · TALL CONEFLOWER · TOUCH ME NOTTURTLEHEAD · WESTERN CANADA VIOLET · WILD COLUMBINE · WILD GINGER ·


WILD COLUMBINE Aquilegia canadensis

Sun: Full Sun or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 45 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Red & Yellow
Spacing: 30 cm
Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON, QC, NB
Pollinator Interactions: hummingbirds, bumble bees, sweat bees, honey bees

Description: Hummingbirds like to visit this unusual flower for nectar - Has a yellow inner flower and an elegantly spurred red outer flower - Short lived but reseeds easily.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $10.00 25g $36.00 100g $115.00
(34,000 seeds/25g) Packet size only in 2017.


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SARSAPARILLA Aralia nudicaulis

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Height: 15- 50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Greenish White
Spacing: 30 cm
Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT

Description: An attractive taller groundcover for woodland areas - Mainly a foliage plant as flowers and round clusters of navy blue berries hide under the leaves - Lovely orange fall colour - Spreads by rope-like roots. Native all across Canada and the northern U.S. - The roots were used to make root beer and can be made into tea - The aromatic rhizomes are used as a substitute for the official sarsaparilla.

Sizes & Prices
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Bareroot* $4.90 10 or more $4.50 100 or more $3.95
*Bareroot are available in early spring only and must be ordered by April 30th.


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WILD GINGER Asarum canadensis

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 10 - 15 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Reddish-brown
Spacing: 30 cm
Range in Canada: MB, ON, QC, NB
Pollinator Interactions: ants

Description: A beautiful groundcover with velvety looking leaves - Unusual flowers hide under the leaves - Rare in Manitoba - Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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SWEET SCENTED BEDSTRAW Galium triflorum

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 15 - 20 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT, NU

Description: A great groundcover for moist shade - Has trailing, well branched stems - Flowers are not noticeable - A fine textured plant with small light green
leaves.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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TOUCH ME NOT Impatiens biflora

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Moist to Wet
Height: 60 - 120 cm
Bloom Time: July/August
Colour: Orange
Spacing: 30 cm
Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: hummingbirds

Description: A lush looking plant with many delightful little orange flowers - A fastgrowing annual that reseeds prolifically on moist soil - Hummingbirds love it. Also known as: Jewelweed.

Sizes & Prices
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50 Pots ready in mid-late June


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OSTRICH FERN Matteuccia struthiopteris

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Wet
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: N/A
Colour: N/A
Spacing: 60-90 cm
Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT

Description: These fiddlehead ferns spread slowly by the roots and provide lush, green foliage - They do best in moist to wet soil .

Sizes & Prices
 
4.5" pots $8.50    
 
1 Gal pots $10.50    


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TALL BLUEBELLS Mertensia paniculata

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Blue
Spacing: 30 cm
Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, YT, NWT
Pollinator Interactions: hummingbirds, moths, bees

Description: Clusters of pink buds turn blue as the flowers open - A beautiful plant that reseeds easily - Hummingbird Clearwing Moths visit for nectar.

Sizes & Prices
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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SOLOMON'S SEAL Polygonatum biflorum

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 45 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: White
Spacing: 25 cm
Range in Canada: Sk, MB, ON, QC
Pollinator Interactions: small carpenter bees, sweat bees, digger bees, green sweat bees, bumble bees

Description: Little bunches of cylindric flowers are suspended from elegant, arching stems - Navy blue berries - Spreads slowy and lives a long time.

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Sizes & Prices
XL 4 Packs $19.25 $132/ tray of 32 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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TALL CONEFLOWER Rudbeckia laciniata

Sun: Sun or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 100 - 200 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 30-60 cm
Range in Canada: BC, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS

Description: A striking plant because it grows up to 2 metres tall (6 feet) where moisture is good - Spreads by roots - Host for Silver Checkerspot butterfly
caterpillars.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $9.00 25g $33.00 100g $105.00


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STAR FLOWERED SOLOMON'S SEAL Smilacina stellata

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: White
Spacing: 20 cm
Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL, YT, NWT

Description: Clusters of starry flowers at tips of graceful, curving stems - Spreads slowly and lives a long time - Also called False Solomon's Seal - Tolerates dry shade. Spreads faster and more prolifically than Solomon’s Seal.

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Sizes & Prices
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Bareroot* $4.90 10 or more $4.20 100 or more $3.75
*Bareroot are available in early spring only and must be ordered by April 30th.


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DOWNY YELLOW VIOLET Viola pubescens

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 15 - 30 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: Yellow
Spacing: 25 cm
Range in Canada: SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS
Pollinator Interactions: small carpenter bees, sweat bees

Description: Large, heart shaped leaves - Grows as a clump but spreads by reseeding easily in moist soil - Adds colour to spring shade gardens.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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WESTERN CANADA VIOLET Viola canadensis

Sun: Part Shade or Shade
Moisture: Medium to Moist
Height: 20 - 40 cm
Bloom Time: June
Colour: White
Spacing: 30 cm
Range in Canada: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, YT, NWT

Description: The longest flowering and most common violet of shady woodlands on the prairies - Spreads a lot by roots and seed for a thick groundcover - For moist or dry shade.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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OBEDIENT PLANT Physostegia virginiana

Sun: Full Sun or Shade
Moisture: Moist to Wet
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: Pink
Spacing: 60-90 cm
Range in Canada: MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, sweat bees, green sweat bees, yellow faced bees, hummingbirds, butterflies

Description: Spreads quickly by roots - Dense groundcover for areas that are too wet to mow - Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds for nectar - Longblooming – Deer resistant.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $123/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  


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TURTLEHEAD Chelone glabra

Sun: Full Sun or Shade
Moisture: Moist to Wet
Height: 60 - 90 cm
Bloom Time: August
Colour: White
Spacing: 30-60 cm
Range in Canada: MB, ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL
Pollinator Interactions: bumble bees, hummingbirds, long horned bees

Description: A rare, native snapdragon - Squeeze the flower and the turtle opens its mouth - Only host for Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly caterpillars - Deer resistant. Very interesting to watch bees crawl into the turtle’s mouth in search of food.

Sizes & Prices
5 packs $11.50 $132/ tray of 70 2 or more trays $123
 
4.5" pots $7.25 10/$65.50  
 
Seed 5g $8.00 25g $27.00 100g $87.00
(82,000 seeds/25g)  


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