Prairie Inventory

All plants are available, but please contact us for exact order size and pricing.

With every native flower we sell, we’re working together to restore Iowa’s heritage of rich fertile soil. Natives will aide is recharging ground water and restore habitat for wildlife and insects.

  • Blooming Prairie Nursery has an established native prairie flower growing center where all the plants are grown.
  • This growing center is responsible for over 100 species of native flowers and grasses that are sold as bare root plants, in 38” cone cells and gallons.
  • Blooming Prairie Nursery is located on an 30 acre piece of land that encompasses two green houses, 32×60 production house, 45×90 equipment storage building and 19 acres are currently dedicated to the conservation reserve program.
  • There are two acres of seed production rows with an additional 5 acres planned for expansion. The production rows are irrigated by an on-site 2 acre pond.
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Native Wild Flowers
Golden Alexander, Zizia Aurea
Golden Alexander, Zizia Aurea Image

Photo Credit: AlbertHerring

Common Milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca
Common Milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca Image

Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery

Butterfly Weed, Asclepias Tuberosa
Butterfly Weed, Asclepias Tuberosa Image

Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery

Whorled Milkweed, Asclepias Verticillata
Whorled Milkweed, Asclepias Verticillata Image

Photo Credit: bwinesett 

New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae
New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae Image

Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery

Smooth Blue Aster, Aster laevis
Smooth Blue Aster, Aster laevis Image

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Wild Blue Indigo, Baptisia australis
Wild Blue Indigo, Baptisia australis Image

Photo Credit: Anneli Salo 

White Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucantha
White Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucantha Image

Photo Credit: BlueCanoe 

Cream Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucophaea
Cream Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucophaea Image

Photo Credit: Frank Mayfield

Turtlehead, Chelone glabra
Turtlehead, Chelone glabra Image

Photo Credit: Joshua Mayer 

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata
Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata Image

Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery

Purple Prairie Clover, Dalea Purpurea
Purple Prairie Clover, Dalea Purpurea Image

Photo Credit: cultivar413 

Midland Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia
Midland Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia Image

Photo Credit: C T Johansson 

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata Image

Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery

Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis
Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis Image

Photo Credit: Ragesoss 

Canada Anemone, Anemone canadensis
Southern Blue Flagged Iris
Southern Blue Flagged Iris Image

Southern Blue Flag Iris blooms various light purple/blues throughout the late spring and early summer. It can found in wet meadows or in moist savanna settings and is fairly drought tolerant. It can also tolerate moderate flooding which makes it a great plant for low garden areas like rain gardens. Iris virginica var. shrevei also can be installed front of eavestrough downspouts as natural splash blocks!

Culver's Root, Veronicastrum Virginicum
Culver

Image Credit: Crazytwoknobs

Common Ironweed, Vernonia Fasciculata
Common Ironweed, Vernonia Fasciculata Image

Photo Credit: Joshua Mayer

Hoary Vervain, Verbena Stricta
Hoary Vervain, Verbena Stricta Image

Photo Credit: Aaron Carlson

Spiderwort Ohio, Tradescantia Ohiensis
Spiderwort Ohio, Tradescantia Ohiensis Image

Photo Credit: Frank Mayfield

Showy Goldenrod, Solidago speciosa
Showy Goldenrod, Solidago speciosa Image

Photo Credit: Joshua Mayer

Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida
Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida Image

Photo Credit: James Steakley

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum
Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum Image

Photo Credit: Aaron

Royal Catchfly, Silene regia
Royal Catchfly, Silene regia Image

Photo Credit: peganum

Anise Hyssop, Agastache Foeniculum
Anise Hyssop, Agastache Foeniculum Image

Photo Credit: Meneerke bloem

Nodding Onion, Allium Cernuum
Nodding Onion, Allium Cernuum Image

Photo Credit: ghislain118

Prairie Onion, Allium stellatum
Prairie Onion, Allium stellatum Image

Photo Credit: Adamantios

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida
Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida Image

Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery

Native Wild Flowers
Golden Alexander, Zizia Aurea Image
Golden Alexander, Zizia Aurea
Photo Credit: AlbertHerring
Common Milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca Image
Common Milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca
Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery
Butterfly Weed, Asclepias Tuberosa Image
Butterfly Weed, Asclepias Tuberosa
Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery
New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae Image
New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae
Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery
Turtlehead, Chelone glabra Image
Turtlehead, Chelone glabra
Photo Credit: Joshua Mayer 
Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata Image
Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata
Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery
Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata Image
Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata
Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery
Canada Anemone, Anemone canadensis Image
Canada Anemone, Anemone canadensis
Photo Credit: Meneerke bloem 
Southern Blue Flagged Iris Image
Southern Blue Flagged Iris
Southern Blue Flag Iris blooms various light purple/blues throughout the late spring and early summer. It can found in wet meadows or in moist savanna settings and is fairly drought tolerant. It can also tolerate moderate flooding which ... Read More
Hoary Vervain, Verbena Stricta Image
Hoary Vervain, Verbena Stricta
Photo Credit: Aaron Carlson
Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida Image
Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida
Photo Credit: James Steakley
Anise Hyssop, Agastache Foeniculum Image
Anise Hyssop, Agastache Foeniculum
Photo Credit: Meneerke bloem
Nodding Onion, Allium Cernuum Image
Nodding Onion, Allium Cernuum
Photo Credit: ghislain118
Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida Image
Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida
Photo Credit: Blooming Prairie Nursery
SUN SOIL MOISTURE BLOOMING MONTH(S) COLOR HEIGHT
Common Name Scientific Name Full Part Shade W WM M DM D April – October
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum X X X X June – Sept. Purple 3′
Nodding Onion Allium cernuum X X X X X July – August Purple 18″
Prairie Onion Allium stellatum X X X X X July – August Pink 14″
Canada Anemone Anemone canadensis X X X X May – June White 1′
Columbine Aquilegia canadensis X X X X X X April – June Red 2′
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum X X X X X April – July Green 2′
Swamp (Rose) Milkweed Asclepias incarnata X X X X X June – August Pink 4′
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca X X X X X X June – August Pink 3′
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa X X X X X June – August Orange 2′
Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata X X X X X July – Sept. White 2′
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae X X X X X X August – October Purple 5′
Smooth Blue Aster Aster laevis X X X X X August – October Blue 4′
Blue Wild Indigo Baptisia australis X X X X May – July Blue 4′
White Wild Indigo Baptisia leucantha X X X X X X June – July White 4′
Cream Wild Indigo Baptisia leucophaea X X X X X May – June Cream 2′
Turtlehead Chelone glabra X X X July – Sept. Cream 5′
Prairie Coreopsis Coreopsis palmata X X X X X June – August Yellow 2′
Purple Prairie Clover Dalea purpurea X X X X X July – Sept. Purple 2′
Midland Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia X X X X X April – June Pink 1′
Narrow-leaved Coneflower Echinacea angustifolia X X X June – July Pink 2′
Pale Purple Coneflower Echinacea pallida X X X X X June – July Purple 3′
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea X X X X X July – Sept. Purple 4′
Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium X X X X July – Sept. White 4′
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum X X X X July – Sept. Pink 5′
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum X X X X July – Sept. White 4′
Bottle Gentian Gentiana andrewsii X X X X August – October Blue 2′
Cream Gentian Gentiana flavida X X X X X August – Sept. Cream 3′
Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum X X X X X April – July Purple 1′
Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum
Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale X X X X August – October Yellow 4′
Great Saint John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum, X X X X July – August Yellow 6′
Southern Blue Flag Iris virginica shrevei X X X X X May – July Purple 3′
Button Blazingstar Liatris aspera X X X X X July – October Purple 3′
Meadow Blazingstar Liatris ligulistylis X X X X X August – Sept. Purple 5′
Prairie Blazingstar Liatris pycnostachya X X X X X July – Sept. Purple 4′
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis X X X X July – Sept. Red 4′
Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica X X X X X July – October Blue 3′
Virginia Bluebells Mertensia virginica X X X X April – May Blue 2′
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa X X X X X X July – Sept. Purple 4′
Foxglove Beardtongue Penstemon digitalis X X X X June – July White 3′
Wild Blue Phlox Phlox divaricata X X X X X April – June Blue 1′
Wild Sweet William Phlox maculata
Prairie Phlox Phlox pilosa X X X X X X May – July Pink 2′
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana X X X X X August – Sept. Pink 4′
Jacob’s Ladder Polemonium reptans X X X X X X April – June Blue 1′
Hairy Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum pilosum X X X X July – August White 3′
Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum X X X X X X June – Sept. White 3′
Coneflower, Yellow Ratibida pinnata X X X X July – Sept. Yellow 5′
Sweet Blackeyed Susan Rudbeckia subtomentosa X X X X X August – October Yellow 5′
Brown Eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba X X X X X August – October Yellow 5′
Wild Petunia Ruellia humilis X X X X June – August Purple 1′
Royal Catchfly Silene regia X X X X July – August Red 4′
Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum X X X X X X June – Sept. Yellow 8′
Stiff Goldenrod Solidago rigida X X X X X X August – October Yellow 4′
Showy Goldenrod Solidago speciosa X X X X X August – October Yellow 5′
Germander Teucrium chamaedrys). X X X X X July – Sept. Pink 3′
Spiderwort, Ohio Tradescantia ohiensis X X X X X X May – July Blue 3′
Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta X X X X June – Sept. Blue 2′
Common Ironweed Vernonia fasciculata X X X X July – Sept. Purple 6′
Culver’s Root Veronicastrum virginicum X X X X X June – August White 5′
Golden Alexander Zizia aurea X X X X X April – June Yellow 3′
Native Grasses
SUN SOIL MOISTURE BLOOMING MONTH(S) COLOR HEIGHT
Common Name Scientific Name Full Part Shade W WM M DM D April – October
Big Blue Stem Andropogon gerardii X X X X X X June – Sept. N/A 7′
Side-oats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula X X X X X August – Sept. N/A 2′
Kalms (Prairie) Brome Bromus kalmii X X X X X June – August N/A 3′
Common Fox Sedge Carex stipata X X X X X June N/A 3′
Brown Fox Sedge Carex Vulpinoidea X X X X X X June – July N/A 3′
Canada Wild Rye Elymus Canadensis X X X X X X July – October N/A 5′
Virginia wild rye Elymus-virginicus X X X X X X July – August N/A 4′
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum X X X X X X July – Sept. N/A 4′
Little Blue Stem Schizachyrium scoparium X X X X X July – October N/A 3′
Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans X X X X X August – Sept. N/A 6′
Prairie Cordgrass Spartina pectinata X X X X X July – Sept. N/A 8′
Prairie Dropseed Sporobulus hereolepis X X X X X X August – October N/A 3′
Native Shrubs
SUN SOIL MOISTURE BLOOMING MONTH(S) COLOR HEIGHT
Common Name Scientific Name Full Part Shade W WM M DM D April – October
Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea
Lead Plant Amorpha canescens X X X X X June – August Purple 3′
New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus X X X X X June – August White 3′
Redbud Cercis canadensis
Silky Dogwood Cornus obliqua X X X X X May – July White to 10′
Hazelnut Corylus americana X X X X X April Pink to 8′
Wild Plum Prunus americana
Chokecherry Prunus virginiana
Elderberry Sambucus canadensis X X X X X June – August White to 10′
Nannyberry Virburnum lentago X X X X X May – June White to 20′
Arrowwood Viburnum recognitum
Highbush Cranberry Virburnum trilobum X X X X X May – June White to 12′