Wildflowers

Wildflowers

We sell perennial wildflowers in 6-packs, 3.5″ pots, and gallon sized pots. We also grow plants in wholesale trays with 2″ plugs (50-cell tray) or 1.5″ plugs (72-cell tray). To order plants, email us at blazingstargardens@gmail.com or call us at 507-402-8337.

Download our 2017 Plant List and Prices

You can also buy our plants at our retail location from May to June: Souba Greenhouse, 4003 Crane Creek Rd, Owatonna, MN, and occasionally at the Owatonna Farmers Market.

Our selection includes:

Buy Anisse Hyssop Plants MinnesotaAnisse Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

A showy flower that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees–and it’s deer resistant. Leaves smell like licorice. Can be short-lived but will re-seed readily in gardens. See details
 
 

Buy Wild Garlic Wildflowers Minnesota Wild Garlic (Allium canadense)

Pretty, short pink flower that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators. Starts to grow early in the season and is deer resistant. See details
 
 

Buy Nodding Onion Wildflowers Minnesota Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)

Beautiful nodding flowers look great when massed on the border of a garden, or planted in a meadow. Early growing leaves provide a splash of green when most plants are still dormant and brown. See details
 
 

 Buy Prairie Onion Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum)

Globe-style flowers provide a nice pop of color along borders. Attracts many pollinators. The round flower heads look nice in winter, too. Deer resistant. See details
 
 

 Buy Lead Plant Wildflowers Minnesota Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens)

Pretty silver-hued leaves compliment the purple and orange flowers on this short shrub. A super deep taproot–up to 20 feet deep!–helps this long-lived plant survive droughts. Every prairie garden deserves at least one. It is a legume–a plant that increases nitrogen in the soil. See details
 
 

 Pussytoes Antennaria plantaginifolia Wildflowers Minnesota Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)

A very short groundcover that blankets the ground with its velvety leaves. Coexists nicely and surrounds other plants instead of out-competing them. Host plant for Painted Lady butterfly larvae. Deer and rabbit-proof. See details
 
 

Buy Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) Wildflowers Minnesota Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

A spring favorite for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators, providing a nectar source when there is little else in bloom. Great for shady areas. Will spread easily by seed, so be careful where you plant it! See details
 
 

Buy Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) Wildflowers Minnesota Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit is a classic woodland wildflower that looks like a person in a pulpit. A sheltered flower figure will slowly turn into a vibrant red bundle of seeds. See details
 
 

Buy Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) Wildflowers Minnesota Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

A perfect plant for wet areas such as rain gardens. Host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and a favorite of pollinators of all kinds. Deer resistant. Can even handle wet clay. See details
 
 

Buy Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) Wildflowers Minnesota Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

One of the most stunning plants for dry, sunny gardens, the orange-red flowers attract butterflies and pollinators to feed on the nectar. A host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Long-lived when planted in a dry, sunny location with sand or light soil. See details
 
 

Buy Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) Wildflowers Minnesota Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

White flowers with thin green leaves make this a unique garden addition. An attractive host plant for monarch caterpillars. Spreads slowly by underground roots (rhizomes). See details
 
 

Buy Smooth Blue Aster (Aster laevis) Wildflowers Minnesota Smooth Blue Aster (Aster laevis)

This large aster has silky silver-green leaves. Will spread by seeds, so be careful where you plant it. See details
 
 
 

Buy New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) Wildflowers Minnesota New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)

Every garden needs an aster for fall blooms, and this one will not disappoint. Its ability to grow in both wet and dry soils makes this one of the most popular asters, for people and pollinators. Prolific purple flowers cover the tops of tall stems. See details
 
 
 

Buy Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius) Wildflowers MinnesotaAromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius)

This aster is fantastic for two reasons: it’s short and it blooms very late in the fall, providing beauty and pollinator value when all other flowers are going dormant. Spreads slowly by underground roots (rhizomes), so plant in between grasses that can keep it in check. See details
 
 

 Buy Sky Blue Aster (Aster oolentangiense) Wildflowers Minnesota Sky Blue Aster (Aster oolentangiense)

A vigorous fall blooming plant with prolific light-blue flowers. See details
 
 
 

 Buy Short's Aster (Aster shortii) Wildflowers Minnesota Short’s Aster (Aster shortii)

Shade loving plant for woodland gardens. Blooms in the fall when most flowers are long gone. Prolific flowers on a medium height plant. See details
 
 
 

 Buy White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) Wildflowers Minnesota White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba)

Tall and bushy with early summer blooms. Strong stems remain standing even during winter, giving it a royal stature throughout the year. See details
 
 

 Buy Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis) Wildflowers Minnesota Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Prolific deep blue flower spikes cover this bushy plant. Blooms early in the summer. It’s long-standing stems remain upright through the winter. See details
 
 

 Buy Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia bracteata) Wildflowers Minnesota Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia bracteata)

A short bushy plant with cream-colored flowers that bloom in late spring. Great for dry, sunny spots. Leaves turn black in the fall and look nice in winter. See details
 
 

Buy Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) Wildflowers Minnesota Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

A short, pretty flower for wet and saturated soils in shade or sun! Provides early spring blooms and will occasionally bloom again in the fall. See details
 
 

Buy Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Wildflowers Minnesota Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

This little flower is stunning when planted in masses, providing blooms all summer long. Grows well on even poor, dry soils and will seed throughout a garden or prairie. See details
 
 

 Buy New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) Wildflowers Minnesota New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

A tidy short shrub with white lace-like flowers. A few of these placed in a garden will compliment many other summer blooming flowers such as Butterfly Milkweed and Coneflowers. Very beneficial for pollinators. See details
 
 

Buy Lance Leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) Wildflowers Minnesota Lance Leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Huge amounts of bright yellow flowers throughout the summer make this a valuable garden addition. One of the first summer flowers to bloom and last to stop. Can be short-lived, but will re-seed. See details
 
 

Buy Prairie Coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

This long-lived flower can handle tough conditions. It spreads slowly by underground roots (rhizomes). Yellow flowers look great next to orange or pink summer blooming flowers. See details
 
 

Buy White Prairie Clover (Dalea candidum) Wildflowers Minnesota White Prairie Clover (Dalea candidum)

Unlike the aggressive clovers most people are used to, White Prairie Clover forms a tidy, tame clump. Good for pollinators. See details
 
 

Buy Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea) Wildflowers Minnesota Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

This isn’t the purple clover most people have seen. Purple Prairie Clover forms clumps and doesn’t spread. Bright purple flowers burst from small bases. See details
 
 

Buy Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) Wildflowers Minnesota Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

A woodland flower for shady spots. Blooms in early spring and goes dormant the rest of the year. Great for shady borders next to lawns and sidewalks where a short plant is needed. See details
 
 

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

Spring blooming flower for sunny and semi-shady locations. Long stems rise above thick foliage, with flowers that look like shooting stars. Levaes go dormant during the summer. See details
 
 

Buy Narrow-leaved Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia) Wildflowers Minnesota Narrow-leaved Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

A short coneflower for the driest, sunniest places. Songbirds can be seen eating the seeds on top of the dried flower stems throughout fall and winter. See details
 
 

Buy Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) Wildflowers Minnesota Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

This coneflower blooms in early summer and is long-lived. The seeds attract songbirds throughout fall and winter–the type of natural birdseed that provides enjoyment for birds and people year after year. See details
 
 

Buy Bush's Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) Wildflowers Minnesota Bush’s Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)

A large, yellow coneflower that stands out from the rest. Most coneflowers are purple, which gives this one its scientific name: paradoxa. It’s a deep yellow paradox worthy of any garden. Provides nectar for pollinators and seed for birds. See details
 
 

Buy Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Wildflowers Minnesota Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple coneflower provides nectar for butterflies and seed for songbirds. Beautiful bright purple flowers cover the plant. See details
 
 

Buy Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) Wildflowers Minnesota Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Rattlesnake Master piques the curiosity of everyone who sets eyes on its jagged leaves, which would look more at home in a desert environment than a Minnesota prairie garden. It has huge pollinator value and the white, round flowerheads add a unique texture to any garden. See details
 
 

Buy Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum) Wildflowers Minnesota Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

A meadow giant at over 5 feet tall, Joe Pye Weed has loads of flowers that attract pollinators and butterflies. Excellent choice for large rain gardens and garden backdrops. See details
 
 

Buy Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Wildflowers Minnesota Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Most woodland flowers are short spring bloomers, but Sweet Joe Pye Weed bucks the trend by being tall and blooming in late summer. Perfect for filling space in large shade gardens with medium soil moisture. See details
 
 

Buy Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata) Wildflowers Minnesota Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)

Blanket Flower has dozens of bright red, orange, and yellow flowers. It has a long bloom period that compliments other flowers during the season. It’s a fast, vigorous grower that forms a short mound of flowers. See details
 
 

Buy Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) Wildflowers Minnesota Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

The bottle-shaped flowers are a consistent head-turner in gardens, whether it’s the deep blue shade of their flowers, the glossy texture of their leaves, or their late summer bloom window when many other flowers are long gone. Long-lived and won’t spread. Great for rain gardens. See details
 
 

Buy Cream Gentian (Gentiana flavida) Wildflowers Minnesota Cream Gentian (Gentiana flavida)

Cream Gentian has bunches of cream-colored flowers at the top of unbranched stems. It can handle sun or part shade conditions in medium-moisture soils. See details
 
 

Buy Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) Wildflowers Minnesota Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Perfect for shady woodland gardens, Wild Geranium is a good groundcover with attractive foliage and lavender flowers. Spreads over time to create a blanket under the trees. See details
 
 

Buy Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie Smoke is a favorite dry prairie flower, blooming early in the spring with red flowers that angle down like a shepherds hook when being pollinated and then raise up to let out a puff of fluffy seed tails that look like smoke. Excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, and dry sandy soils. See details
 
 

Buy Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) Wildflowers Minnesota Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

A large wetland flower perfect for rain gardens and shoreline restorations. It compliments other moisture-loving flowers that bloom in the late summer such as Blazing Stars, New England Aster, and Ironweed. It’s also a favorite of pollinators. See details
 
 

Buy Early Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) Wildflowers Minnesota Early Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

A prairie sunflower with bright yellow flowers and long, lanky stems. Can be short-lived but will spread by seed, maybe too much, in gardens. Good for prairie seedings and restorations where it can run wild. See details
 
 

Buy Dwarf Iris (Iris cristata) Wildflowers Minnesota Dwarf Iris (Iris cristata)

A very short iris suited for shady spots. It spreads slowly to form large colonies and is often used as a groundcover. Pretty blue flowers blanket the ground in late spring. See details
 
 

Buy Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor) Wildflowers Minnesota Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)

Blue Flag Iris is a true wetland plant that thrives in wet soil and even under water! Grows well in rain gardens, shoreline restorations under up to 6 inches of water, and even potted and placed in ponds. Can grow in soil with medium moisture, too. Spreads slowly to form tight clumps. See details
 
 

Buy Bush Clover (Lespedeza capitata) Wildflowers Minnesota Bush Clover (Lespedeza capitata)

Birds love the seeds on this tall, clump-forming clover. The tall flowers turn a beautiful bronze color in the fall and persist through winter–providing food for birds and interesting texture in gardens. See details
 
 

Buy Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) Wildflowers Minnesota Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)

Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinators, and the human eye! Every sunny garden needs a Blazing Star and this one is a good choice. Not too tall, with slender stems that aren’t top heavy. Perfect for dry soils. See details
 
 

Buy Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) Wildflowers Minnesota Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis)

The Monarch Magnet! Attracts swarms of monarch butterflies during August and September. Gets more comments, oohs-and-ahhs than any other flower. A visual reminder while that many plants are said to attract butterflies and pollinators, some are on a whole different level! Needs medium soil moisture, so mulch it well or add it to a rain garden. See details
 
 

Buy Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris punctata) Wildflowers Minnesota Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris punctata)

A short Blazing Star for the driest of soils. Perfect for rock gardens and near garden borders. See details
 
 
 

Buy Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)

Tall, bright stems loaded with flowers make this an eye-catching plant and favorite of hummingbirds, butterflies, and pollinators. Grows in a clump that can produce dozens of flower stems. Can handle wet, clay soils–perfect for rain gardens and shoreline restorations. See details
 
 
 

Buy Scaly Blazing Star (Liatris squarrosa) Wildflowers Minnesota Scaly Blazing Star (Liatris squarrosa)

Short, compact Blazing Star that can handle dry, rocky soils. Great for garden borders where smaller plants are needed. Unique flower heads and slender leaves make it a beauty up-close. See details
 
 

Buy Prairie Lily (Lilium philadelphicum) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Lily (Lilium philadelphicum)

This is a classic lily of woodland edges and remnant prairies. It’s short and humble with only a few flower stems, but it stands out among other native plants with its traditional lily flowers. See details
 
 

Buy Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Wildflowers Minnesota Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Hummingbirds love the bright red flowers on the tall stems. Very eye-catching when planted in a drift in a rain garden or other location with lots of moisture. Starts out as an inconspicuous clumped mat of leaves, and then shoots up before bursting with color. See details
 
 

Buy Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) Wildflowers Minnesota Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Great Blue Lobelia has a short stature and long blooming period which makes it a favorite for rain gardens with some shade or full sun. One of the few plants that can handle wet clay soils. See details
 
 

Buy Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Wildflowers Minnesota Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

The familiar colonies of Wild Lupine blanket the sides of road ditches in northern Minnesota and said prairies in the south. Perfect for dry, sandy soils and best when plant in a large drift. See details
 
 

Buy Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) Wildflowers Minnesota Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

A woodland classic–Virginia Bluebells looks incredible when blanketing a shady garden in spring. The variation of blue, purple, and pink flowers is like cotton candy for the eyes. Goes dormant after blooming, giving other shady plants a chance to stand out. See details
 
 

Buy Bradbury's Monarda (Monarda bradburiana) Wildflowers Minnesota Bradbury’s Monarda (Monarda bradburiana)

This little known monarda is a fantastic addition to any garden. It’s short stature and slowly spreading clumps makes it perfect for garden borders. The foliage is attractive on its own, deep green with shades of maroon and purple in spring and fall. Pretty pink flowers turn into interesting round balls after blooming, providing year-round texture and interest. See details
 
 

Buy Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) Wildflowers Minnesota Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Wild Bergamot, also called bee balm or monarda, forms large bushy clumps with tons of lavender flowers blanketing the top. Swallowtail butterflies and pollinators are attracted to this plant for nectar and pollen. Minty leaves smell good when touched. See details
 
 

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia humifusa)

A hardy cactus native to Minnesota? No, this isn’t a dream. Prickly Pear Cactus loves dry, sandy locations and produces large yellow flowers in summer, followed by red edible fruits that are also attractive. They do have spines like most cactus, and they do hurt, so be careful when handling them. See details
 
 

Buy Purple Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) Wildflowers Minnesota Purple Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata)

Purple Passion Flower is a vine with some of the most fascinating flowers you’ll ever see. It grows very vigorously. It isn’t quite hardy in Minnesota, so grow it in a large pot or dig it up in the fall and store above freezing. See details
 
 

Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

One of the few flowers that can handle wet clay. Spreads to form large clumps with loads of white flowerheads that attract butterflies, birds, pollinators, and even hummingbirds. Perfect for large rain gardens where spreading is encouraged. See details
 
 

Large Flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

Large Flowered Beardtongue is a very showy flower for dry soil. It is well liked by bees and hummingbirds. The bright pink flowers are a stand-out in the garden. See details
 
 

Buy Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata) Wildflowers Minnesota Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Wild Blue Phlox is a woodland plant perfect for shady gardens. The blue-to-pink flowers bloom in the spring on top of thin stems, making it a good companion for other spring blooming plants. See details
 
 

Buy Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)

Fluorescent pink flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies in late spring. A must-have for any sunny garden. When planted in a long drift, this short plant makes quite the visual impact. Great for short borders and boulevard gardens. See details
 
 

Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium reptans)

Jacob’s Ladder is a shade garden classic. Light blue flowers and vigorous, short foliage add much needed color to spring gardens. A necessity for any shady or woodland garden. See details
 
 

Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

Mountain Mint is a pollinator paradise. It spreads to form large clumps that are covered in small, white flowers that pollinators crave. Minty leaves are a welcome benefit when working in the garden. See details
 
 

Buy Long-headed Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) Wildflowers Minnesota Long-headed Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Long-headed Coneflower provides instant blooms to gardens. It grows fast and stays short–creating a mound of yellow flowers that bloom most of the summer. See details
 
 

Buy Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) Wildflowers Minnesota Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

The yellow petals drooping from black cones make this a prairie classic. Able to reach above other plants with tall, lanky stems, Yellow Coneflower stands out in a prairie or large garden. It is a survivor and can handle tough soils and drought. Spreads easily by seed. See details
 
 

Buy Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida) Wildflowers Minnesota Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida)

A favorite of perennial gardens for its large, deep green leaves and almost-orange flowers. Butterflies and pollinators love it, too. Slowly spreads to form large clumps. Blooms later than most yellow flowers, making it a perfect companion for New England Aster and Bottle Gentian in rain gardens. See details
 
 

Buy Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Wildflowers Minnesota Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

The classic Black Eyed Susan, with yellow flowers and a short black cone. Short-lived but seeds abundantly, almost too much in gardens. Great for prairie seedings where it blooms quickly and can compete with weeds. See details
 
 

Buy Sweet Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) Wildflowers Minnesota Sweet Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)

This flower can handle clay and soils with a lot of moisture. It’s a large plant with lots of yellow flowers in late summer. Good choice for rain gardens. See details
 
 

Buy Brown Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba) Wildflowers Minnesota Brown Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)

Brown Eyed Susan blooms in late summer, well into fall. Loads of small yellow flowers cover this plant, attracting pollinators for many months. Can handle more shade than other types of Black Eyed Susans. See details
 
 

Buy Royal Catchfly (Silene regia) Wildflowers Minnesota Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)

Royal Catchfly has brilliant red flowers that stand out in prairie gardens. The flowers attract hummingbirds in late summer. Likes medium to dry soils. See details
 
 

Buy Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum) Wildflowers Minnesota Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Compass plants rises above the summer prairie with thick stalks loaded with large yellow flowers. Deep roots help it survive droughts. Birds can be seen eating the seeds in fall and winter, making it a valuable plant for bird lovers. See details
 
 

Buy Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum) Wildflowers Minnesota Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)

Goldfinches flock to the seeds of Cup Plant in fall and winter. The leaves connect around the stems to form a cup which collects rainwater and dew even during dry weeks, making it a valuable source of water for birds and butterflies. See details
 
 

Buy Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum)

Huge elephant-ear leaves grow in short clumps, sending giant stalks high into sky that burst with yellow flowers. A very unique plant and a welcome addition to any garden–whether it’s just one specimen plant, or a backdrop of tall stalks. Birds eat the seeds. See details
 
 

Buy Prairie Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium campestre) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium campestre)

Little blue flowers cover this small plant. Blooms in late spring. Grass-like leaves with a silvery-hue provide a different texture compared to other flowers. Perfect for tidy gardens and borders where short plants are needed. See details
 
 

Buy Zig Zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) Wildflowers Minnesota Zig Zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

A fall blooming flower for shady gardens. Small yellow flowers zig-zag up the stems. Looks great when planted next to fall blooming woodland asters. See details
 
 

Grey Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

A short goldenrod for small gardens and close to borders. Vigorous foliage and long, drooping flowers burst from the ground like fireworks. See details
 
 

Buy Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) Wildflowers Minnesota Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

Monarchs enjoy the late summer flowers on Stiff Goldenrod, and birds eat the seeds in the fall. Can handle many soil conditions including clay. See details
 
 

Buy Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) Wildflowers Minnesota Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Blooming in early fall, the goldenrods provide a splash of yellow color across landscapes and gardens. The late season flowers are valuable for butterflies and pollinators. See details
 
 

Buy Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata) Wildflowers Minnesota Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

Fluorescent blue flowers bloom early and often on this short spiderwort. It spreads by underground roots (rhizomes) to form small colonies on dry to medium soils. A nice addition to garden borders. See details
 
 

Buy Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) Wildflowers Minnesota Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)

Ohio Spiderwort has a small bunch of blue flowers on top of bare stems. It spreads by seed–so plant it in gardens where it is allowed to spread or in prairie restorations. The flowers will eventually be seen scattered throughout, providing a complimentary color to yellow blooming prairie flowers. See details
 
 

Buy Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) Wildflowers Minnesota Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Blue Vervain is a fast-growing plant with dozens of blue flowers on top. It establishes quickly in medium to moist soils, and is well suited for rain gardens and shoreline restorations. Great for butterflies and pollinators. See details
 
 

Buy Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) Wildflowers Minnesota Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)

A short blue flower that can often be seen growing in gravel field driveways. An important nectar source for butterflies and pollinators. It enjoys dry soils and thrives in sunny gardens, producing long, colorful flower spikes. Short-lived, but will re-seed in garden with open space. See details
 
 

Buy Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata) Wildflowers Minnesota Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata)

Ironweed is a favorite nectar source of Monarchs and other butterflies. It paints the garden with large brush strokes of purple flowers. When planted next to Marsh Milkweed, expect a constant supply of monarchs in late summer. Great for rain gardens and large gardens with moist soil. See details
 
 

Buy Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum) Wildflowers Minnesota Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

White flower spikes outlined with orange hairs add a unique color and texture to a garden. Culver’s Root can handle shadier gardens and moist soil, making it a valuable flower for hard-to-grow areas. See details
 
 

Buy Bird's Foot Violet (Viola pedata) Wildflowers Minnesota Bird’s Foot Violet (Viola pedata)

Bird’s Foot Violet is a tidy, non-aggressive flower perfect for dry borders and sandy rock gardens. The flowers are larger than you would expect from such a small plant, and the leaves look like little bird feet. A much sought after plant for gardens. See details
 
 

Buy Golden Alexander's (Zizia aurea) Wildflowers Minnesota Golden Alexander’s (Zizia aurea)

An early blooming flower for difficult locations, such as shadier areas and clay soils. The flowerheads are loaded with lots of little yellow flowers, a welcome sight in the spring while many prairie plants have barely started to grow. See details