Ernst Individual Species

Ernst Conservation Seeds sells seeds for hundreds of individual plant species. Following is a comprehensive list, provided alphabetically by botanical name. To make it easier to find the best species for your needs, we recommend using our convenient Seed Finder Tool.

Aralia spinosa, PA Ecotype
Hercules’ Club, PA Ecotype

Item #: ARASPI01 Species Type: Native Cost: $64.00/lb
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Classification: Woody Deciduous Tree
Height: Up to 39.0 Ft
Description: The trunks have spines; provides winter food for wildlife and food for bees. ()

Aronia melanocarpa, OH Ecotype
Black Chokeberry, OH Ecotype

Item #: AROMEL01 Species Type: Native Cost: $80.00/lb
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Classification: Woody Deciduous Shrub
Height: Up to 13.0 Ft
Description: A source of wildlife cover and fall food; browsed by deer and rabbits. ()

Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. elatius
Tall Oatgrass, ‘Ruffner’

Item #: ARRELA01 Species Type: Naturalized Cost: $12.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 6.5 Ft
Description: Referred to as evergreen grass because of its pronounced cool season growth habit; good into Canada; highly palatable for whitetail deer throughout late fall and early winter. ()

Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed

Item #: ASCINC05 Species Type: Native Cost: $160.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A decorative species with a fragrance of bubble gum; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars; we observe more chrysalis on this milkweed species than on any other in our production fields. ()

Asclepias incarnata, PA Ecotype
Swamp Milkweed, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASCINC01 Species Type: Native Cost: $160.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A decorative species with a fragrance of bubble gum; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars; we observe more chrysalis on this milkweed species than on any other in our production fields. ()

Asclepias speciosa
Showy Milkweed

Item #: ASCSPE01 Species Type: Native Cost: $108.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 1.5 – 6.0 Ft
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Asclepias syriaca, PA Ecotype
Common Milkweed, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASCSYR01 Species Type: Native Cost: $196.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 6.5 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A decorative species with a fragrance resembling that of a lilac; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars and other beneficial insects. ()

Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Milkweed

Item #: ASCTUB05 Species Type: Native Cost: $196.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 2.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A showy species; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars. ()

Asclepias tuberosa, PA Ecotype
Butterfly Milkweed, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASCTUB01 Species Type: Native Cost: $196.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 2.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A showy species; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars. ()

Aster divaricatus, PA Ecotype
White Wood Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTDIV01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 3.2 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: Widely distributed in wooded areas; provides food and habitat for wildlife. ()

Aster laevis, MN Ecotype
Smooth Blue Aster, MN Ecotype

Item #: ASTLAE03 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 6.3 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: Provides attractive late summer color in meadows; sought by deer for browse. ()

Aster laevis, NY Ecotype
Smooth Blue Aster, NY Ecotype

Item #: ASTLAE01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 6.3 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: Provides attractive late summer color in meadows; sought by deer for browse. ()

Aster lateriflorus
Calico Aster

Item #: ASTLAT01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 3.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: An attractive species; provides food and cover for wildlife. ()

Aster lowrieanus, PA Ecotype
Lowrie’s Blue Wood Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTCOR01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 2.0 – 3.0 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: Widely distributed in woodland clearings for beautification and wildlife habitat. ()

Aster lowrieanus, PA Ecotype
Lowrie’s Blue Wood Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTLOW01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 3.9 Ft
Description: Provides food for Pollinators. ()

Aster macrophyllus, PA Ecotype
Bigleaf Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTMAC01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A source of color along wooded borders; provides habitat for wildlife. ()

Aster novae-angliae
New England Aster

Item #: ASTNOV02 Species Type: Native Cost: $360.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 6.5 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: The brilliant flowers stand out from a distance; provides food and cover for wildlife. ()

Aster novae-angliae (Symphyotrichum n.), PA Ecotype
New England Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTNOV01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Height: 2.0 – 6.0 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: Provides food and cover for wildlife. ()

Aster novi-belgii, Albany Pine Bush-NY Ecotype
New York Aster, Albany Pine Bush-NY Ecotype

Item #: ASTNOV20 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.6 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: Used in home landscapes and native meadows. ()

Aster oblongifolius, PA Ecotype
Aromatic Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTOBL01 Species Type: Native Cost: $320.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 3.3 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: The longest blooming of our native asters, up to and sometimes beyond two months; the small oblong leaves have a lemony scent. ()

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