Hillside Nursery

Growers of Lady-Slipper Orchids and select Woodland Wildflowers.

Wildflowers For Spring

If you're not sure what zone you live in check here.

Arisaemas (Cobra Lilies)

Hooded flowers of bizarre and enchanted beautly and elegance, these plants are well known as stately denizens of the shady garden.

Arisaema candidissimum

Arisaema candidissimum

PINK FLOWERED COBRA LILY

This is a beautiful species of cobra lily from China. It has very large glossy leaves and a pink striped flower. It comes up late and blooms in late June to July. It will offset quite freely forming a nice clump.

Zones 5-8. 2-3 ft. Moist, well-drained soil. Needs good drainage. Shade to part shade.

We are offering 3 sizes:

  • The Medium (sold out) plants are a bit smaller and may or may not bloom this spring.
  • The Large (sold out) plants are expected to bloom this spring but it is not guaranteed.
  • The X-Large (sold out) plants are bigger than the large and are expected to bloom this spring but it is not guaranteed.
Medium Plants - $14.00  
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Arisaema fargesii

Arisaema fargesii

CHINESE COBRA LILY

Another Chinese species, this plant has very large tripartite leaves and a large maroon striped flowers that look like a cobra's head. It comes up late and blooms in late June to July. It will offset quite freely forming a nice clump. Sometimes these corms take a year in garden soil before they will bloom.

Zones 5-8. 2-3 ft. Moist, well-drained soil. Needs good drainage. Shade to part shade.

We are offering 3 sizes:

  • The Medium plants are a bit smaller and may or may not bloom this spring.
  • The Large plants are expected to bloom in the spring, but it is not guaranteed.
  • The X-Large plants are bigger than the large and are expected to bloom this spring but it is not guaranteed.
Medium Plants - $12.00  
Large Plants - $16.00  
X-Large Plants - $20.00  
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Arisaema Fargesii (plant Habit)

 

Hepatica (Liverleaf or Liverworts)

Hepaticas are beautiful early spring bloomers that make a nice addition to any woodland garden. Some, like H. acutiloba, bloom before the new 3-lobed leaves emerge, others bloom as the leaves are coming up or after. They are clump-forming and range in color from white to pink to blue and purple. It is hard not to be drawn to them. We certainly are. This season we are delighted to offer several different varieties.

Hepatica acutiloba

Hepatica acutiloba

SHARP LEAVED HEPATICA

This Eastern US native has 3-lobed leaves that are pointed at the end, giving it its name. Blooms in early spring with flower color ranging from white to blue (ours are predominantly blue). Strong growing plants.

We are offering blooming-sized plants grown in 3 1/2" deep pots for 1 year.

Zones 4-8. 6 in. Full to part shade. Moist, well-drained soil. View additional images here

3 or more = $10.75 ea.
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Hepatica Acutiloba (a Single Large Blooming Plant)
Hepatica Acutiloba (another Example)
Hepatica Acutiloba (another Stunning Plant)

 

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Trillium grandiflorum floro plenum

Trillium grandiflorum 'Flore Plenum'

DOUBLE-FLOWERED WHITE TRILLIUM

We are continuing to offer a limited block of T.'Flore Plenum'. These are large well-rooted divisions that we will be digging out of our stock beds as we fill orders.

This is the rarely offered, fully double-flowered form. Its exquisite blooms have multiple rows of white overlapping petals. It will offset freely, once established.

We are offering large, well-rooted, blooming-sized, bare root divisions.

Zones 3-8. 12-14 in. Part sun to light shade. Moist, rich, well-drained neutral soil. A yearly dusting of lime is beneficial.

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Trillium Grandiflorum Floro Plenum (clump)
Trillium Grandiflorum Floro Plenum (en Masse At The Nursery)

 
Trillium recurvatum

Trillium recurvatum

PRAIRIE TRILLIUM

This is a very long blooming form with dark maroon flowers. It has very erect stems and thin mottled leaves. It gets its name from the strongly recurved sepals that curve back against the stem. The form we grow at the nursery is a taller form than most and it will form large clumps once it is established. Native to the Mississippi River Basin.

We are offering 6-year-old near-blooming to blooming-sized bare root plants.

Zone 4-9. 12-14 in. Part sun to light shade. Moist to wet soil. View additional images here

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Trillium Recurvatum (close Up)
Trillium Recurvatum (group)
Trillium Recurvatum (side View)

 
Trillium simile

Trillium simile or flexipes

JEWELED OR NODDING TRILLIUM

We're not quite sure whether these are T. simile or T. flexipes. Over the years they've been identified by different people as one or the other. Over the years we've always had them mixed together, so it is possible that you will get one, the other or a hybrid of them both. But they are both so similar we feel it is OK to sell them together. T. simile, as its name suggests looks similar to both T. erectum var. album and T. flexipes. It has a large creamy white flower with a dark purple ovary. Trillium flexipes, on the other hand, has a white or pink ovary, but has the same cream colored flowers. The parent plants of these seedlings are 20 in. tall with a leaf span of 12 to14 in.

We are offering 6-year-old near-blooming to blooming-sized bare root plants.

Zones 4-8. 7-20 in. Full/dappled shade; moist, humus-rich, soil.

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Trillium sulcatum

Trillium sulcatum

SOUTHERN RED TRILLIUM

One of the most beautiful and easy to grow trilliums. This very stately and upright plant has broad leaves and an erect springtime flower. Most will bloom red but a few might be white or pink due to genetic variety. Native to southeastern U.S. These plants were grown from seed at our nursery.

We are offering 6-year-old near-blooming to blooming-sized bare root plants.

Zones 3-8. 18-24 in. Part sun to light shade. Moist, rich, well-drained soil.

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