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.

Asclepias speciosa
Showy Milkweed

Item #: ASCSPE01 Species Type: Native Cost: $118.80/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 3.3 Ft
Description: A rhizomatous species with a range primarily west of the Mississippi River. ()

Asclepias syriaca, PA Ecotype
Common Milkweed, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASCSYR01 Species Type: Native Cost: $215.60/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 a lilac; spreads from underground roots; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars and other beneficial insects. ()

Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Milkweed

Item #: ASCTUB05 Species Type: Native Cost: $308.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 2.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A showy clump-forming species with tuberous roots; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars. ()

Asclepias tuberosa, PA Ecotype
Butterfly Milkweed, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASCTUB01 Species Type: Native Cost: $308.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 2.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A showy clump-forming species with tuberous roots; provides essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars. ()

Aster divaricatus, PA Ecotype
White Wood Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTDIV01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 3.3 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A rhizomatous species; 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: $396.00/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: $396.00/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: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 3.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: An attractive clump-forming species; provides food and cover for wildlife. ()

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

Item #: ASTLOW01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 6.5 Ft
Description: Provides food for pollinators. ()

Aster macrophyllus, PA Ecotype
Bigleaf Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTMAC01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A showy rhizomatous species; a source of color along wooded borders; provides habitat for wildlife. ()

Aster novae-angliae
New England Aster

Item #: ASTNOV02 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/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, PA Ecotype
New England Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTNOV01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/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 novi-belgii, Albany Pine Bush-NY Ecotype
New York Aster, Albany Pine Bush-NY Ecotype

Item #: ASTNOV20 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.6 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A rhizomatous species; used in home landscapes and native meadows. ()

Aster oblongifolius, PA Ecotype
Aromatic Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTOBL01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/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, lasting up to and sometimes beyond two months; the small oblong leaves have a lemony scent. ()

Aster pilosus, PA Ecotype
Heath Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTPIL01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: An aggressive rhizomatous species; establishes quickly on disturbed sites and rights-of-way. ()

Aster prenanthoides, PA Ecotype
Zigzag Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTPRE01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 5.5 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A rhizomatous species; tolerates urban habitats. ()

Aster puniceus, PA Ecotype
Purplestem Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTPUN01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 8.0 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: An attractive rhizomatous species; adds color to FACW and OBL meadows; provides food for deer. ()

Aster sagittifolius, PA Ecotype
Arrowleaf Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTSAG01 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
Categories: , , ,
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft Pollinator Value: Very High
Description: A rhizomatous species. ()

Aster spectabilis, NC Ecotype
Showy Aster, NC Ecotype

Item #: ASTSPE03 Species Type: Native Cost: $264.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 2.9 Ft Pollinator Value: High
Description: An attractive rhizomatous species; one of the prettiest asters to add to landscapes. ()

Aster umbellatus, PA Ecotype
Flat Topped White Aster, PA Ecotype

Item #: ASTUMB02 Species Type: Native Cost: $396.00/lb
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: Up to 6.5 Ft Pollinator Value: High
Description: A decorative rhizomatous component of wet meadows. ()

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