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A Grow Native! professional tour visits the Alpine Shop located in downtown Kirkwood. The Alpine Shop landscape features native plants supplied by Bohn's Farm and Greenhouses. (Photo credit: Robert Weaver, The Gateway Gardener Magazine)

A Grow Native! professional tour visits the Alpine Shop located in downtown Kirkwood. The Alpine Shop landscape features native plants supplied by Bohn's Farm and Greenhouses. (Photo credit: Robert Weaver, The Gateway Gardener Magazine)

Native Plants

Specializing in Native Plants of the Lower Midwest

Bohn's Farm and Greenhouses strives to produce, within a managed production nursery setting, the most extensive selection of Midwest native perennials found in the lower Midwest.  Our extensive selection of ecotype species and landscape "nativars" are grown in a variety of container sizes to suit the needs of both the landscape professional and the retail merchant.  Special production emphasis in recent years includes native species required for constructing rain gardens, bioswales, and stormwater detention and retension infrastructures according to the "St.Louis County Phase II Stormwater Management Plan" and "Sustainable Practices" adopted by the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).  

Bohn's Farm wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Shaw Nature Reserve team for their educational assistance to expand our knowledge of native plants via their educational programs and ongoing development and management of The Whitmire Wildflower Garden

An active member since the inception of the program, Bohn's Farm also values association with the Grow Native! a native plant awareness program jointly managed by the Missori Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Agriculture

Bohn's Farm RESPONSIBLE CODE OF CONDUCT: All native plants we offer are propagated from seeds responsibly collected or vegetative cuttings from controlled nursery-produced stock plants.  We DO NOT purchase propagated materials from plant material collected in the wild.

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Fern, Ostrich
One of the largest and most popular perennial ferns. Dark green fronds are shaped like ostrich plumes. Clump forming, upright to arching habit. Rapid spreader requiring space to grow. Good ground cover that spreads rapidly in moist areas.
Matteuccia struthiopteris

Mimulus ringens

Monkey Flower, Allegehny
Lilac-purple snapdragon-like flowers appear in pairs June through September. Upright foliage is bright green. Native to swampy areas, wet meadows and low woods. Spreads by creeping rhizomes.
Mimulus ringens

Monarda bradburyana

Bergamot, Wild
Monarda bradburyana

Monarda fistulosa

Bergamot, Wild
Spidery pompons of lavender blossoms are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds, and the fragrant gray-green foliage is wonderful in a scent garden or herb garden. Provide good air circulation to minimize powdery mildew, and deadhead to prolong flowering.
Monarda fistulosa

Monarda x didyma 'Blue Moon'

Bee Balm
Lavender blue flowers are held by attractive purple bracts.A breakthrough, shorter height for this color.The members of the SUGAR BUZZ® Series from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program are perfectly suited to the middle of the flower border at 16-24" tall. All members in this series are similar in size, bloom time, and vigor, making it easy for growers to offer the entire series. In midsummer, they form a solid dome of color with their 2-2.5" flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump with enough vigor to quickly fill out containers nicely but are not aggressive in the garden. As with all Monardas from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program, these display above average resistance to powdery mildew.
Monarda x didyma 'Blue Moon'

Monarda x didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Bee Balm
Large bright red flower clusters appear July through September. Upright, mildew resistant, fragrant foliage can be used to flavor tea. Attracts hummingbirds.
Monarda x didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Oenothera macrocarpa (syn missouriensis)

Sundrops, Ozark
Large yellow flowers, up to 4" across, are mildly fragrant. Plants trail and look good in a rock garden. Plants tolerate poor soil and drought but need good drainage. (syn. O. missouriensis)
Oenothera macrocarpa (syn missouriensis)

Onoclea sensibilis

Fern, Sensitive
Large somewhat course textured foliage is bright green. Fertile fronds turn dark brown and roll up. Native to wet woods and moist soils along streams. Sensitive to frost and drought. Fast-creeping rhizomes produce a carpet of light green fronds. A tough fern that thrives in moist soil. Plants die down at the first hint of frost but ornamental fertile fronds remain. These can be used in dried arrangements.
Onoclea sensibilis

Osmunda cinnamomea

Fern, Cinnamon
Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda claytoniana

Fern, Interrupted
Fruiting bodies are produced on the lower portion of the fronds in between the pinnae (leaf blades), giving this distinctive fern its name. In spring, the newly emerging silvery-white "fiddleheads" are striking in appearance. Interrupted Fern (Osmunda claytoniana) does best in moderately damp acid soils, but adapts well to almost any good garden soil in part to full shade.
Osmunda claytoniana

Osmunda regalis

Fern, Royal
Mature fronds are lance-shaped and light green and grow in a vase shape. The fronds resemble leaves from plants in the legume family such as a locust tree. Spreads slowly.
Osmunda regalis
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