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Prairie and Meadow

Add swathes of colorful plants and elegant grasses to your garden and attract butterflies!

Emulated by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, many gardeners relish the unique beauty of prairie gardens with their extraordinary blend of grasses and sturdy perennials. Fortunately, you can create prairie style plantings and enjoy the fascinating world of prairie plants, even if you don't have endless acres at your disposal. Good drainage and a sunny open spot are the main requirements. Prairie and meadow garden designs employ large swathes of plants where contrasts of height, texture and form are more important than color, and where maintenance is kept at a minimum.

 


Prairie and Meadow Guides


Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' (Culver's Root)

Valued for its stately elegance! Culver's Root 'Album' (Veronicastrum virginicum) displays eye-catching spikes of densely-clustered, tiny, pure white flowers from midsummer to fall

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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Diane' (Culver's Root)

Adds late summer color! A fabulous variety of Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum 'Diane' displays eye-catching branching spires of pure white flowers from mid summer to early fall.

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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root)

Graceful and bountiful flowers! Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' displays eye-catching branching spires of light violet-blue flowers from mid to late summer

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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root)

A gem in the late summer garden! Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' displays eye-catching branching spires of pale lavender flowers that seem to glow from mid summer to early fall

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Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)

Extremely showy, Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root) introduces elegant vertical lines to the borders with its long spikes of densely-clustered, tiny flowers from summer to fall. With a candelabra look, these attractive inflorescences, in shades of white, blue, pink and purple, are nicely complemented by lanceolate, dark-green leaves that are arranged in whorls around the stem.

Veronicastrum virginicum F. Roseum 'Pink Glow' (Culver's Root)

Adds late summer color!

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Viburnum 'Eskimo'

Released into commerce by The United States National Arboretum in 1981, Viburnum 'Eskimo' is a very handsome and compact shrub noted for its showy creamy-white flowers in mid to late spring and its semi-evergreen foliage.

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Viburnum nudum 'Brandywine' (Withe Rod)

Noted for its breathtaking berry display, Viburnum nudum 'Brandywine' (Withe Rod) is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub with a showy foliage of very shiny oval leaves, which turns deep wine-red in the fall. In early to midsummer, the shrub is covered with flat clusters of creamy white flowers. They are followed by large clusters of berries maturing from green to vibrant pink and blue, and remaining after the leaves have fallen. This cultivar is self-fertile.

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta' (Doublefile Viburnum)

A multi-season beauty, Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta' (Doublefile Viburnum) is a dense, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub without equal when it comes to flowering.

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Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet)

A Missouri native wildflower, Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet) is a stemless, low-growing perennial with glossy, heart-shaped leaves topped with attractive, large blue-violet flowers with conspicuous white throats.

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Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova)

Prized for its graceful shape, clean serrated foliage and attractive bark, award-winning Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova) is a spreading deciduous tree with an upward-branching, vase-shaped crown. The foliage of neatly toothed, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves warms up to attractive shades of gold, dark red or cinnamon in fall.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Bright Pink'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Bright Pink' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with clear pink petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm).

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Coral'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Coral' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with brilliant coral petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lilac'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lilac' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with lilac petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lime'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lime' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with lime-green petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Orange'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Coral' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with brilliant coral petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Scarlet'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Scarlet' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with brilliant scarlet petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Wine'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Wine' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with rich wine-red petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia 'Giant Violet Queen'

Zinnia 'Giant Violet Queen' boasts magnificent, large, double flowers, up to 5-6 in. across (12-15 cm), packed with rich, purple petals. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia 'Inca'

Zinnia 'Inca' features large, double flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm), packed with glowing orange petals that twist and curl gracefully. Resembling cactus dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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Zinnia 'Profusion Red'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion Red' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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Zinnia 'Profusion White'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion White' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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