Hillside Nursery

Growers of Lady-Slipper Orchids and select Woodland Wildflowers.

Wildflowers For Spring

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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 plants are a bit smaller and may or may not bloom this spring.
  • The Large plants are expected to bloom this 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 - $14.00  
Large Plants - $20.00  
X-Large Plants - $26.00  
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Arisaema fargesii

Arisaema fargesii

CHINESE COBRA LILY

Another Chinese species, this plant has very large tripartite leaves and 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 2 sizes:

  • The Medium plants are a bit smaller and may or may not bloom this spring.
  • 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  
X-Large Plants - $20.00  
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Arisaema Fargesii (plant Habit)

 
Arisaema urashima

Arisaema urashima

JAPANESE COBRA LILY

This species has broad, multi-divided leaves similar to A. heterophyllum. A dark brown whip-like spadix snakes out of the maroon and white striped spathe. This is an easy plant to grow that will offset freely. Blooms in mid-May here at the nursery.

We are offering 4-year-old corms that will most likely bloom this spring.

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

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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

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Hepatica Acutiloba (a Single Large Blooming Plant)
Hepatica Acutiloba (another Example)
Hepatica Acutiloba (another Stunning Plant)

 
Hepatica nobilis

Hepatica nobilis

This is the European form of Hepatica with deep blue flowers that emerge early in the spring, followed by tri-lobed leaves. This year's crop is mostly blue, but there may be a few of the rare pink nobilis mixed in. Plants are typically shipped before they bloom so we can not accomodate preferences for blue or pink flowers.

We are offering 4-year-old flowering sized plants grown in 3.5 in. pots.

Zones 4-8. 4-6 in. Light shade, moist but well-drained soil.

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Hepatica Nobilis (variations)

 

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Pinellia tripartita

Pinellia tripartita

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GREEN DRAGON

This is the better-behaved Pinellia. It will not spread itself all over, but it will offset and reproduce via seeds. The green jack-in-the-pulpit like flower with long slender spadix comes up between three-part leaves and can last up to two months.

We are offering blooming-sized corms that will most likely bloom this spring.

Zones 5-9. 10-15 in. Part Sun to Shade. Moist rich soil.

 

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Trillium erectum red

Trillium erectum

RED TRILLIUM

Also known as Wake Robin, this is one of the most common forms of trillium in the northeast, but it’s still a treasure. It is vigorous and clump forming, making it a favorite among gardeners. Blooms in May and will go dormant in the summer.

We are offering large, floweing-sized divisions of our stock plants that have been grown out for a couple years.

Zones 3-8, 8-18”. Shade to part shade. Moist humus-rich acid soil.

We are offering 2 sizes:

  • Sold Out The Large plants are expected to bloom this spring but it is not guaranteed.
  • The X-Large plants should bloom this spring and may be double-stemmed.
Extra Large Plants - $20.00  
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Trillium Erectum Red (close)

 
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 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 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.

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

We are offering 2 sizes:

  • The Large plants are expected to bloom this spring but it is not guaranteed.
  • The X-Large plants should bloom this spring and may be double-stemmed.
Large Plants - $16.00  
Extra Large Plants - $20.00  
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