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Actaea racemosa

This native has creamy-white, 1-2' flower spikes during early summer. Deeply cut, dark green leaves up to 2' long. 4-6' ht. Z 3-8.

1.5 gal
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Aquilegia canadensis

Red, 1.5" wide flowers with yellow centers appear from early to midspring for approximately 6 weeks. Excellent naturalizing native for the shady rock garden. 1-3' ht. Z 3-8.

0.7 gal
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Asarum canadense

A deciduous groundcover with heart-shaped, glossy leaves up to 7" across. The purplish red-flowers, which emerge early to midspring, are hidden by the foliage. Naturalizes in shady sites with cool, moist conditions. 6-8" ht. Z 3-7.

qt
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Asclepias incarnata

A tall, clump-forming native plant with 3-6" long, narrow leaves. Rosy-pink flowers, with faint vanilla scent, appear in late spring and early summer. Prefers moist soils. 3-4' ht by 2' wide. Z 3-7.

1.5 gal
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Asclepias tuberosa

This tough Northeastern native has vibrant-orange flowers that appear during midsummer. Adaptable to poor, dry soil in full sun. Great cut flower that attracts monarch butterflies. Pairs nicely with Achillea or Artemisia. 18-24" ht. Z 4-9.

1 gal
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Aster novae-angliae

A tall, leafy-stemmed native aster with clusters of 1.5-2" wide, violet to pink flowers with yellow centers that appear during late summer. Requires even moisture for best growth. Great cut flower. 4-6' ht. Z 3-8.

1 gal
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Aster novi-belgii

This species is more compact than the above, growing from 1.5-4' tall. Light-blue flowers appear during mid- to late summer. Requires even moisture for best growth. Z 4-8.

1 gal
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Dryopteris carthusiana

Native to North America. Deciduous fern with medium green fronds producing an asymmetrical clump. Spreads by rhizomes. Prefers acidic, wet, shaded sites. 1-3' h. Z 3-8.

1 gal
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Athyrium filix-femina

Native. Deciduous, erect, 1-2' lacy fronds, short-creeping rhizome. Spreads nicely but doesn't run. More tolerant of dry, sunny conditions than other ferns. Z 2-9.

1 gal
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Baptisia australis

This native, with gray-green leaves, emerges early to develop into a shrubby herbaceous perennial that is adaptable in a wide range of environments. Showy racemes, up to 12" long, of pea-shaped, indigo-blue flowers appear during June. 3-4' ht. Z 3-8.

1.5 gal
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