Native plants …
   made in the shade

Woods' Edge Farm sells wildflowers native to the woodlands and savannas of the upper midwest.

All of our plants are:

  • Nursery-propagated.
    In order to maintain maximum genetic diversity, most species are propagated from seeds collected from open-pollinated plants. A few species are propagated vegetatively by division or runners.

  • Of a Wisconsin genotype.

  • Container-grown.
    Potted plants with good root systems are easy to transplant spring through fall.

  • Made in the shade.
    Although many of the species we propagate are adaptable to a range of growing conditions, we specialize in plants that will perform well in shady places. All of our plants are grown under shade cloth providing 50% to 78% shade.

  • At least one year old.
    Most species are of flowering age.

Go to plant pictures to see examples of the species we sell. (Or click on a link in the list of plant species to the right to see photos of that species.)

See where to buy for additional information about purchasing plants from us.

Plant species we have propagated:
    (Note: not every species is available every year,
and - due to our 2013 flood -
very few species are available this year.

Amethyst Shooting Star (Dodecatheon radicatum)
Arrow-Leaved Aster (Aster sagittifolius)
Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)
Bent Trillium (Trillium flexipes)
Bottle Brush Grass (Elymus hystrix)
Bulblet Bladder-Fern (Cystopteris bulbifera)
Bur Sedge (Carex grayi)
Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
Cynthia (Krigia biflora)
Downy Phlox (Phlox pilosa)
Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
Early Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum dioicum)
Eastern Bluebell (Mertensia virginica)
Eastern Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)
False Rue Anemone (Isopyrum biternatum)
Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)
Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
Great St. John's Wort (Hypericum pyramidatum)
Green Dragon (Arisaema dracontium)
Hairy Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum pubescens)
Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans)
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense)
Miterwort (Mitella diphylla)
New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)
Palm Sedge (Carex muskingumensis)
Prairie Alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)
Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)
Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)
Rue Anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)
Short's Aster (Aster shortii)
Solomon's Plume (Smilacina racemosa)
Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)
Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)
Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
Spikenard (Aralia racemosa)
Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
Starry Solomon's Plume (Smilacina stellata)
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana)
White Baneberry (Actaea alba)
Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata)
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
Wild Golden Glow (Rudbeckia laciniata)
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)
Yellow Forest Violet (Viola pubescens)
Yellow Pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)
Zigzag Aster (Aster prenanthoides)

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