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Organic Native Plant & Perennial Sale


About the Plants

These plants are field grown, well rooted, and necessarily hardy. Julie and Peter Beckford believe the plants gardeners choose to grow matter a lot to wildlife and the surrounding natural areas. Native, as they use the term, means: growing in Central or Eastern North America prior to European settlement. If the plant is native to Maine, it is noted. The medicinal and culinary herbs are all over-wintered, hardy perennials. All of these plants are certified organic by MOFGA.

Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 27th;  plants will be delivered to Portland Food Co-op for pick-up and payment on Sunday, May 5th.

To research plants, visit the native plant database at

Pre-Order Details

PRICING: $9.99 per plant.

PLANT SIZE: These plants are delivered in pots, labeled, and raring to grow. Most are in gallon-size or six-inch containers. They are not bare-root and will be fine in their pots until you’re ready to garden.

PAYMENT: Must be paid upon order pick-up at the Portland Food Co-op.

DEADLINE: Orders must be placed by 5pm on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.

AVAILABILITY: Order early for best availability. If a plant you want is unavailable, we can work with you to make a substitution.

DELIVERY: Your order will be available for pick up on Sun. May 5th, 2019 from 10 am - 1pm at Portland Food Co-op. Orders must be picked up on this day during this time frame. We do not have the capacity to store anyone’s orders for a later pick up date. Please honor your commitment to avoid costing your community Co-op money.

DISCLAIMER: Rebel Hill Farm or Portland Food Coop cannot be responsible for plants not picked up on May 5th.

GUARANTEE: If any plant you buy doesn’t survive its first summer, or you are less than satisfied in any way, please let Julie and Pete at Rebel Hill Farm know, and they will set things right; (207) 589-3023.

Plant Order Number & Description

1. Aquilegia canadensis (Native Columbine) MAINE  2'/yellow and red/June-July/sun, shade. We find this Maine favorite around the shell middens in Damariscotta. Unlike most columbines, this one loves the sun. Seeds in.

2. Anemone canadensis (Meadow Anemone) MAINE. 2’/white cups/spring/best in sun. Independent attitude- spreads quickly. Bright, white flowers, perfect for filling untended areas.

3. Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop) 2-3'/purple spike/late summer/prairies Bees and butterflies love the flowers as much as we do the leaves. Awesome tea, or just crush and sniff.

4. Campanulastrum americanum (Tall Bellflower) 4-6'/blue,delphiniumlike/summer/biennial A striking attention-getter, tons of bright blue flowers on its long stalks, may need support. A biennial.

5. Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) MAINE. 2-4’/pink and green/summer/spreads. Exquisite, complex flowers and excellent nectar plant whose leaves are the only food for monarch caterpillars.

6. Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell) MAINE 8-14”/blue-violet/summer-fall/sun/moist-dry  This little blue bell is native from Newfoundland to Mexico. We see it in rock crevices at Schoodic. Flowers are held aloft on wiry stems. Long blooming.

7. Cassia hebecarpa (Northern Wild Senna) 3-5'/yellow and brown/bushy/tough/Aug Unique. Cassia grows to bush-like proportions over time, sporting yellow and brown legume blossoms. Retreats to its crown every winter. Has deep roots.

8. Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) 2-3’/pink-dark rose/sun. Native to prairies, this is the classic robust cottage garden plant and well-known medicinal.


19. Rudbeckia laciniata (Wild Golden Glow) MAINE. 5-8'/yellow, green disk/summer. A woodchuck taught us that the fresh shoots taste like celery! Makes a tall patch, spreads quickly, bees love these tall plants.

20. Salvia azurea (Blue Sage) 2-3'/light blue/fall Very slow to emerge in spring, this is one of our favorite late bloomers. The light blue is striking, and great for the last bumble bees.

21. Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot) MAINE. 5-10”/milky white/spring ephemeral. Stunning bloodroot is a week past bloom on Mother’s Day. These plants are grown from native collected seed

22. Symphyotrichum laeve (Smooth Blue Aster) 4'/sky blue/late summer-fall/Maine Bumble bees and we love this bushy, tall aster full of relatively large flowers. And the leaves? Oh so smooth!

23. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster) MAINE. 2-6’/purple,pink/fall/ sun. The late bees count on New England asters to brighten their last fall days.

24. Solidago nemoralis (Gray Goldenrod) MAINE 1-2'/glowing yellow/late summer A great first goldenrod for your Maine collection. There are 19 species. Nice garden plant, it doesn't spread and the late color is incredible.

25. Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain) 4-7'/purple spikes/wet-dry/MAINE A  familiar Maine native with tiny purple flowers held high in spires. Looks great mixed in with tall yellow helianthus or helenium. Seeds in.

26. Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed) 5-8'/wide purple umbels/wet-dry/fall This fall blooming purple giant can be seen from a distance. Perfect for wet areas. Amazing roots.


9. Echinacea purpurea (‘White’ Coneflower) 2-3’/white/sun. Part and parcel of diversity, these white forms pop up once in a great while, get selected and make the pinks pinkier.

10. Eutrochium maculatum (Spotted Joe-Pye Weed) MAINE 3-6'/mauve/Aug/sun, pt shade Huge purplish flower heads w/tons of blossoms for our insect neighbors. Familiar wild flower.

11. Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed) MAINE 4'/yellow/fall/sun Awesome bright yellow composite, we've seen this along the Penobscot River. Divides easily. Helen Nearing had a ton of it.

12. Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star) 3'/purple-pink/summer/sun-pt sun/cutflower Butterflies can't stay off the long bushy flower spikes. “Shoo!”, we say, but they come right back.

13. Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) MAINE 2-3'/red/summer/pt shade is best You want red? This is the reddest red in Maine. Draws hummingbirds like nobodys business. Great for a moist area.

14. Monarda didyma 'Panorama Mix' (Bee Balm)  4'/lavender-magenta-pink-white-purple mix/June This is where the bees and butterflies meet. Very uncommon colors, no telling which you'll get.

15. Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)  2-4'/lavender/July-Sept/sun, part shade This native bee balm is tough. It seeds in and spreads, offering tons of smallish flowers to pollinators.

16. Monarda bradburiana (Bee Balm) 1-2'/pink-lavender/June. Much earlier, shorter, mildew resistant with glossy maroon leaves in spring and fall- makes for an all new native bee balm!

17. Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan) 2-3'/deep yellow/late summer/sun Extremely long blooming, this hardy perennial grows to be a wide clump w/loads of flowers.

18. Ratibida pinnata (Gray-headed Coneflower) 2-6'/light yellow, green center/summer/sun. Native to prairies and meadows, this is long blooming with drooping petals like the echinaceas.  Nice cut flower, and lots of them.



Herbs Available

27. Angelica
28. Catnip
29. Catmint
30. Comfrey
31. Chocolate Mint
32. Elecampane
33. Garlic Chives
34. Horehound
35. Hyssop
36. Lavender
37. Lemon Balm
38. Marshmallow
39. Stinging Nettles
40. Yarrow

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