Species Spotlight – Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta

Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsutaTall, colony-forming, pollinator-friendly, edible, native mint. Excellent in every way. Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta, or hairy pagoda-plant, is a very attractive and useful plant in the landscape, although much under-used.  Midwestern strains tend to be shorter and…

New ArcheWild 98-Cell Flats: Tiny Plugs that Pack a Punch

This year ArcheWild is shifting some of its efforts to the production of 98-cell flats.  We think these are a great alternative to standard 5" deep plugs because they are less expensive and easier to install or pot up.  They…

Species Spotlight – Monarda fistulosa var. brevis (Smokehole bergamot)

Monarda fistulosa var. brevisSmokehole bergamot is a diminutive Monarda growing just 9" tall in dry, infertile soils. Suitable for gravelly areas, rock gardens, or planter boxes. Monarda fistulosa var. brevis (Smokehole bergamot) Smokehole bergamot is short in stature and long…