2020 Native Plant Sale
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Native Bulb & Perennial plant SalE PICK UP DATES & TIMES
PICK UP TIMES: NOV 19, 20 & 21 BETWEEN 8:30 AM - 4 PM
PICK UP LOCATION: POLK SWCD OFFICE. 580 MAIN STREET, SUITE A, DALLAS, OR. 97338
COMING SOON: NATIVE BARE ROOT SALE IN WINTER 2021
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Black Eyed Susan - 4" Band
This cheerful, widespread wildflower is considered an annual to a short-lived perennial across its range. Bright-yellow, 2-3 in. wide, daisy-like flowers with dark centers are its claim-to-fame. They occur singly atop 1-2 ft. stems. The stems and scattered, oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Coarse, rough-stemmed plant with daisy-like flower heads made up of showy golden-yellow ray flowers, with disk flowers forming a brown central cone.
This native prairie biennial forms a rosette of leaves the first year, followed by flowers the second year. It is covered with hairs that give it a slightly rough texture. The Green-headed Coneflower (R. laciniata) has yellow ray flowers pointing downward, a greenish-yellow disk, and irregularly divided leaves.
Blue Eyed Grass - gallon
Only a few left!
Habit: a small clump forming herbaceous perennial. Being part of the iris family, the yellow-green leaves are narrow, flat, and basal. Flowers are showy and dainty, forming at the top of unbranched stems and taller than the foliage. The 6 bluish-purple pointed tepals with dark veination are surrounded by a bright yellow center of stamen. Fruit is an ovoid pod with dark brown seeds. Blooms between April and June.
Ecology: grows in much of the Western United States in wet meadows, open woodlands, and edges of wetlands from sea level to 7200 ft (2200 m).
Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade in moist to wet soil.
Broad-leaved Shooting Star - 4" Band
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Habit: this bulb producing perennial begins in late winter with thick spoon shaped leaves at the base of the plant. Showy flowers appear in early spring on top of a tall 12 in (30 cm) leafless flower stalk. Flowers are inside out with petals magenta to deep lavender to white, with a white strip before the black fertile part. It blooms February to May and is summer deciduous, dying back to the ground after the rains cease.
Ecology: west of the Cascades in open dry to moist woods, in grassy shady areas, below 6500 ft (2000 m).
Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil. It needs good drainage, and needs a dry summer period.
No other Dodecatheon blooms before May or grows below 3500 ft (1067 m).
Broadleaf Lupine- 4" Band
Habit: broadleaf lupine is an attractive evergreen with interesting foliage and lovely flowering stalks. It grows up to 3 feet tall and is slightly hairy. Its several hollow stems raise upright from a woody crown and support numerous leafstalks. The leaves are palmately compound and alternately arranged along the stems. 7-9 elliptic leaflets (2.5 inches long) form each leaf, they are light to medium green, smooth above and hairy below. Bluish-lavender, to sometimes pinkish pea-like flowers grow in tiered whorls around a raceme, which can measure up to 8 inches long. The flowers bloom from early to late summer and are followed by silky legume pods, 1.5 inches long.
Ecology: this species is extremely variable and widespread in moist climates of Western North America. It can be found from sea-level to 8,200 feet of elevation, yet, it is more common in open wooded slopes, high elevation meadows and subalpine forests. Its native habitat ranges from British Columbia to southern California and east to Utah and New Mexico.
Growing conditions: enjoys full to partial shade, and moist to fairly dry, well-drained soils. Lupinus latifolius attracts butterflies and birds and is a great addition for a sunny perennial border, along tall grasses and other flowering plants.
Broadleaf lupine can form large communities in subapline meadows, providing not only a fantastic sight to hikers and passersby, but also food for local wild fauna. It was much enjoyed by marmots which consumed large amounts of the plant and became fat enough to be, in turn, enjoyed by the Southern Interior Indians who ate the small mammals.
Checker Lily - 4" Band
Habit: checker lily or sometimes called chocolate lily begin rising from the soil near the end of winter and can reach over 2 ft. (60 cm.) tall. The leaves on flower producing individuals are linear and slender in slight whorls climbing the flower stalk. These leaves differ greatly from the large basal leaves of the plants that aren’t mature enough to produce flowers. Flowers open between April and May. The mottled maroon/yellow tepals nod elegantly, until after pollination when the fruit begins to form, straightening out the flower stalk.
Ecology: found growing below 5900 ft (1800 m) in dry forests, or open meadows in the Pacific Coast States, north into Canada.
Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade, prefers drier soils, and can survive in a xeric garden.
Fritillaria affinis is also sometimes called, “rice root fritillary”, referring to it’s nature to reproduce vegetatively through bulbs and many bulblets, which look similar to fat grains of rice.
Common Yarrow - 4" band
Herbaceous perennial to 3'. Finely divided fernlike foliage. Creamy
white or sometimes pinkish, flat-topped flower clusters in summer.
Good for dry areas. Sometimes used in herb lawn or ecolawn mixes
and kept short by mowing. Look for native forms of this widespread
Drought tolerant, sun, nectar source for butterflies, spreads easily.
Deer Fern - 4" Band
Habit: graceful medium sized fern growing in small compact tufts with creeping short rhizomes. Sterile fronds are evergreen, dark green, and thick, with 35-70 pairs of leaflets, the stalk is glossy purplish brown. The deciduous fertile fronds grow from near the middle of the plant with leaflets much smaller than those on sterile leaves, with some rolled around the clusters of spores.
Ecology: common near the coasts and in moist to wet dense forests, along streambanks, and occasionally in bogs from lowlands to mid elevations.
Growing Conditions: full sun, part shade or dappled light in very rich wet or moist acidic soil. Deer fern is very sensitive to frost.
As a major understory plant, deer fern is an important winter food for deer and elk.
Hyacinth Brodiaea - 4" Band
Only a few left!
Habit: sprouts from a round fibrous corm, basal leaves are long and skinny, appearing in the early spring and withering as the plant shoots out its leafless flowering stalk. The inflorescence is an umbel (a cluster of short flower stalks) of 10-40 flowers all connected on long peduncles at one central point. Individual flowers are white to pale bluish white, with green mid-veins on the petals. Fruit is a small stalked capsule. Blooms from late spring to late summer.
Ecology: found in fields, grasslands, meadows, coniferous forests, and woodlands up to 6500 ft (2000m) from Vancouver Island in British Columbia south into the Sierra Nevada and throughout much of the northern half of California.
Growing Conditions: full sun, well drained soil with moist to wet winters, and dry summers.
Reproduces through multiplying corms, which can be divided after years of growth.
Lance-leaf tickseed grows in small clumps but forms extensive colonies. It is 1-2 1/2 feet tall and has leaves 3-4 inches long, opposite, sometimes alternate near the top where the leaves are fewer. Some of the leaves are deeply cut, almost forming 3 leaflets. Flower heads are yellow, 1-1 1/2 inches across. The yellow center or disk flowers stand out distinctly from the ray flowers, which appear to be attached just below them. Ray flowers are 4-lobed. The yellow, daisy-like flowers occur singly atop long, naked peduncles.
This native species has branching stems at base and often forms sizable colonies along roadsides and in old fields. A southern species, Greater Tickseed (C. major), 2-3 (60-90 cm) tall, has sunflower-like flower heads 1-2 (2.5-5 cm) wide and opposite leaves deeply segmented into 3 parts, appearing as a whorl of 6. Nearly a dozen other perennial yellow-flowered Coreopsis species occur in the East.
Meadow Sidalcea - 4" Band pot
Habit: stoutly branched, hairy herbaceous perennial that forms a clump from short, thick rhizomes. Grayish-green upper leaves are deeply palmate and divided into 7-9 narrow parts with sharply pointed tips. The bottom leaves are larger, round and lobed. Inflorescence is an open spike of white to pink opaque and hairy flowers. Blooms from June to July
Ecology: found only in Oregon and a small area of Washington in fields, grassy hillsides, and roadsides.
Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade in moist to rather dry, well-drained soil.
Narrow-leaved Mule's Ears - #1
Habit: Although very similar to other species within the genus Wyethia, this tap-rooted perennial can be usually identified by the abundant yellow flower heads each plant displays during the blooming season. Another distinctive feature is its long lanceolate leaves, which are usually entire, quite narrow, and tapered at both ends. Basal leaves measure up to 16 inches long by only 3 inches wide, while several, smaller, alternate leaves adorn the length of the flowering stems. Terminal solitary blossoms (up to 1.5 inches) with yellow ray corollas resemble a distant relative, the sunflower.
Ecology: colonies of narrow-leaved mule’s ears settle often in meadows and moist hillsides, but are also present in dry, open slopes at low to mid elevations. This species can be found from southern Washington and the Columbia River Gorge through the Willamette Valley and Central California.
Growing conditions: Wyethia angustifolia is an attractive drought tolerant flower that can be used easily in almost any native garden. It thrives in sandy to loamy, well-drained soils and full sun.
This plant has been used for its medicinal properties by the Ohlone, a native tribe of Northern California, who made a thick lather from its roots. The solution was rubbed on the chest as a cure for various respiratory conditions. Other reported medicinal applications include using the roots to draw blisters and the extracts of the leaves to treat fevers. Wyethia angustifolia is also known as California compass plant due to a common belief that certain plants, including this one, have leaves that point in a north-south direction.
Oregon Stonecrop - 4" Band
Easy to grow creeping groundcover which does well in hot, dry sites with poor soil. Evergreen tiny jade like leaves with yellow starry flowers in summer. Excellent for pollinators, especially native bees.
Oregon Sunshine - 4" Band
One gallon sized. Perennial. Low growing ground cover. Bright yellow daisy-like flowers on single stalks grow in late spring to summer. Silver gray foliage. Reseeds easily. Prefers well-drained soil. 2-24 inches tall. Full sun and dry soil. Attracts beneficial insects and pollinators.
Drought-tolerant, sun, Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source,nectar source for butterflies
Pacific Bleeding Heart - 4" Band
Habit: perennial growing from spreading rhizomes. The leaves are found at the base of the plant, and are divided three times with many lobes making it appear feathery and fern-like. Flowers nod in groups of 5-12 from the tips of long stems that rise above the mound of leaves. Flowers are pinkish purple, and heart shaped, blooming between April and July.
Ecology: found in shady, moist forests, along streambanks and coastal meadows. Native to the Pacific Coast, west of the Cascades below 6800 ft (2100 m).
Growing Conditions: full shade to part sun or dappled light and moist to wet well drained soil with good organic content.
Spreads moderately fast.
Red Columbine 4" band
Perennial bulb. Showy red orange flowers late spring to summer. Self seeds. Ideal for rain gardens. 3 feet tall. Full to partial sun, moist to wet soil. Attracts humming birds and pollinating insects.
Scarlet Paintbrush - 4" Band
Habit: sprouting from a woody base, few to several erect, slender stems staying stout at higher elevations and taller at lower elevations. The entire plant can be covered in hairs or smooth. Green to dark purple leaves are lance shaped (narrow with sharp tips) alternate and coated in thin hairs. Inflorescence is arranged terminally producing a glowing reddish-orange leaf bract. Individual flowers are tubular with red sepals and green petals and almost entirely enfolded in a long, tubular, greenish calyx. Blooms May-Sept.
Ecology: found commonly in moist, wetland habitats in the Western United States and Canada, from lower to sub-alpine elevations of 4900-11,500 ft (1493-3505 m) also found in open meadows, grassy slopes, and moist rocky ridges.
Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade, in moist to dry soil, versatile plant.
Red bracts attract hummingbirds. Paintbrush roots are parasitic, haustoria roots, attaching to a nearby host plant taking nutrients and water from the host. They do not completely deplete the nutrients from the host plant, plant near grass or another perennial.
Showy Fleabane - 4" band
Habit: Erigeron speciosus is a native perennial, 6 to 30 inches tall with a leafy, bunchy stem base and numerous charming blue-violet flowers. Its lowermost spatulate leaves grow up to 6 inches long and are attached to the stems with petioles (short stalks). The upper leaves are shorter, lance or spoon-shaped and lack petioles. Each flowering shoot bears up to a dozen flower heads composed of yellow disk florets and blue or violet narrow ray corollas. White rays can also occur, yet very rarely. Flowers bloom form early to late summer. It is worth noting that except for a fringe on the edges of leaves, both the surface of the leaves and the plant’s leaf steams are usually hairless. This characteristic helps to tell showy daisy apart from other similar species.
Ecology: scattered throughout Western North America, Erigeron speciosus commonly inhabits low to mid elevations in open woodlands, thickets and forest clearings. It ranges from British Columbia, to Northwestern Oregon, east as far as South Dakota and south to Arizona and New Mexico. This species is not native to California, but was inadvertently introduced there.
Growing conditions: showy daisy enjoys full sun to partial shade, in moist to dry soils, and it is relatively easy to care for. It is a lovely addition to a sunny wildflower meadow or butterfly garden.
Several ornamental cultivars have been derived from this attractive plant, creating even more colors and choices for the very popular daisy flower bouquet.
Showy Milkweed - 4" Band
Perennial. Has fragrant pink flower clusters in summer. It is also a host plant for the monarch butterfly and has large seed pods. Prefers well drained soil. Grows to 3 feet tall. Full Sun, dry to moist soil.Attracts hummingbirds, beneficial insects and pollinators. Best to start out in a pot until roots develop, then transfer to soil.
Sword Fern - 4" Band
Habit: evergreen fern sprouting in a tight clump from large woody underground rhizomes. Upright, dark green compund leaves are divided once pinnately with serrated edges and bristly tips. Two rows of reproductive sori (cluster structures producing and containing spores) are found on the underside of fertile fronds and produce light yellow spores.
Ecology: found on wooded shady slopes in moist coniferous forests at low to mid elevations up to 5250 ft (1600 m).
Growing Conditions: partial to full shade, in moist, humus rich soil.
Western sword fern is cultivated as an ornamental plant and is well suited to a variety of garden situations. Plants are healthier if only the dead fronds are trimmed off.
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia) - 4" Band
Habit: unbranched stems grow from elongated, toothed, simple basal leaves, forming a small clump. Stem leaves are smaller and have entire to deeply lobed margins. Entire plant covered in small bristly hairs. Inflorescence appears to be one large flower, but is actually a composition of 6-16 ray flowers each with one large ligule (petal like part of ray flowers) that is 3 lobed, yellow and red near the base surrounding a semi spherical dense cluster of brownish-red disk flowers. Fruit is an achene with pointy scales. Blooms between May and September.
Ecology: native to North America in dry meadows, open prairies, coniferous forests, and grasslands at elevations up to 6800 ft (2000 m).
Growing Conditions: full sun, will tolerate light shade, in well-drained dry to semi moist soil, drought tolerant once established.
Gaillardia aristata seeds are a favorite treat to some bird species.
Wild Blue Flax (Lewis Flax) - 4" Band
Habit: Linum lewisii is a widespread low-growing perennial. It forms a mound of densely clustered stems 8-24 inches long. The foliage mound stays closer to the ground, while lovely sky-blue, radial flowers climb higher, up to 3 feet above the foliage. Each flower has 5 delicate petals which are not fused. Shortly after blooming in late spring, petals fall off, revealing 5 persistent green sepals. Leaves are opposite, linear to lance-shaped and grow 1-2 inches long, dressing the length of the stems.
Ecology: its habitats include dry grasslands, open ponderosa pine forests, roadsides and rocky ridges at mid to fairly-high elevations. It is found in Alaska and all over Canada. In the U.S., it is more commonly found from the east side of the Cascades all the way through the Great Plains.
Growing conditions: sun, and moist to rather dry, sandy or rocky soils. It is an excellent addition for rocky gardens, sunny garden paths, or even a container. Plants last only a few years but will self-sow once established.
The species “lewisii” was named after western explorer, Captain Meriwether Lewis. The genus name Linum means “thread, rope, linen or flax” and was originated from the Greek word “linon”. Peoples from Africa and Eurasia have cultivated plants of the genus Linum for about 4,000 years for the production of linen thread. Also, to this day, the species L. usitatissimum has been grown for production of flax seed.
In north america, native people used Linum fibers to weave fabric, nets and baskets. Additionally, parts the plant were made into a solution to wash their hair and scalp.
Tolmie’s Mariposa Lily - 4" Band
Habit: perennial herb growing from a bulb producing a slender stem that is unbranched or branched. Foliage is blue-green with the basal leaf usually reaching heights greater than that of the stem. The small upright inflorescence is a single or cluster of bell-shaped flowers with 3 white petals and light purple to pink highlights. Flowers are very hairy on the inside and surrounded by 3 narrow sepals that vary in color from green to white to purple. Fruit is a 3-winged capsule that droops. Blooms between April and June.
Ecology: found on dry open grassy slopes and woodlands, commonly in dry poor soil west of the Cascades at elevations from 160-6500 ft (50-2000m).
Growing Conditions: full sun to deep shade, needs good drainage and prefers sandy soil.
Named after the Spanish word for butterfly “mariposa”. Calochortus tolmiei’s bulb is edible.