Cup Plant is a large native prairie plant that catches water at the base of its wide large leaves. The height of its strong square stem depends on how much moisture it gets but average is 6 feet. Birds and insects enjoy the water, but those that drown are actually absorbed by the plant making it “carnivorous”. In summer, yellow daisy like flowers are held high atop the stems and smaller clusters emerge at the leaf margin. This plant is great in the prairie or meadow. It can be used in the garden as a tall accent but be sure to give it the space that it will need and remove seed heads to prevent too many babies.$5.00
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This native prairie plant is smaller than the better known blue indigo. This is good for a landscape setting as the height is still over 2 feet with a 2 to 3 foot spread. This plant is a member of the pea family with yellow pea like flowers. The plant produces beneficial bacteria from its roots called rhizobia. Baptisia blooms from late July through August and is hardy from zone 3 to 9. The blue green foliage and black seed pods are also interesting. This plant has been used as a dye plant and is attractive to butterflies.$7.00
By Benz – 1994
This variety has deep red velvety blossoms with a white wire edge that extends part way up the petals. The flowers shine with diamond dusting and are lightly ruffled with a light fragrance as a bonus. The plant is both nocturnal and extended blooming due to its thick heavy substance and the bright green throat also helps it show up in the moonlight. The plant has 28 inch scapes with 5 inch flowers. It is a mid-season blooming, dormant tetraploid.
Parentage: (Tet. Ed Murray × Matt)
By Hagerstrom-Wadekamper – 1987
This very large dormant tetraploid holds 8 ½ inch flowers atop 36 inch tall scapes. It is a mid-season bloomer that also has extended bloom due to its heavy substance. The plant is quite impressive in the garden. The color is rusty orange to tan with a mahogany eye-zone above a yellow/green throat.$12.00
By Baker – 1972
This fragrant, golden apricot beauty is the same color all the way down into the throat which is a little unusual. The accents are subtle; a lavender pink mid-rib that is really interesting, and I love the diamond dusting. She really grabs your attention with her wide, round, ruffled blooms that are 7 inches across and held on 28 inch scapes. An early mid-season, dormant, tetraploid; this daylily has nice heavy substance which is why the bloom is extended. Sometimes the flowers even look okay the next day. She looks really nice with a lighter peach daylily. I have her with Ming Snow. This daylily has won many awards, most notably the 1982 Stout Silver Medal award.
Parentage: (sdlg × Northbrook Star)$12.00
By Childs – 1973
This lavender daylily has a striking unusual form that curls and twists. The curls on this one are quite graceful rather than being crazy like some unusual forms. They tend to curl back just at the tip of the petals and the lemon yellow throat helps to get it noticed. The 8 inch flowers are held high on 30 inch scapes and have a light fragrance. A dormant diploid this plant blooms mid-season and then re-blooms.
By Apps – 1997
Bridgeton Bishop is violet, fading to a lavender halo above a bright yellow throat. There is also a ruffled yellow picotee edge. I love this plant because of its late to very late bloom. He starts when the others are finishing. This is a dormant tetraploid that has 5 ½ inch blooms atop 28 inch scapes. The scapes generally have 3 to 4 branches with around 25 buds so this guy preforms really well once he gets going.
Parentage: (sdlg × Angel’s Smile)
By Stamile – 2000
This lovely dormant tetraploid sports 6 ½ inch flowers with a light fragrance on 25 inch scapes. The showy cream colored blooms have a violet plum eye and a picottee edge above a green throat. When we say cream we want to clarify that this color is really hard to describe. There are actually pink, yellow and tan tones involved and they are blended in. There is also a white mid-rib that cuts through the dark eye. Inwood blooms early to mid-season and then re-blooms. The broad round petals have heavy substance and the picotee is ruffled. Heavy bloom makes this plant a winner.
Parentage: ((sdlg x Admiral’s Braid) x (Wineberry Candy x Tet. Priscilla’s Rainbow)) x (Cherry Berry x (Cherry Berry x Royal Braid))
By Joiner – 1991
Jan’s Twister is an unusual form daylily that will really have your garden visitors stopping to say “Wow, what’s that!” She has huge peach flowers with a large green throat, that are 11 ½ inches on top of 28 inch scapes. She could maybe be called a spider but the petals are wider at the base and they curl fold and twist in crazy directions so that no two flowers are really alike. She is an evergreen diploid that blooms early to mid-season with good re-bloom for such a large flower. Jan preforms well here in Wisconsin. This daylily won the AHS award of merit in 1997, the 2000 Lambert/Webster Award for the best Unusual Form daylily and the Lenington All American Award in 2003. The Lenington award is for outstanding performance in diverse climates.
Parentage: (Jean Wise × Kindly Light)