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If you’re simply looking to add some curb appeal to your home or yard, we have an extensive inventory of quality plants. Cal’s Plant Stylists can design beautiful masterpieces that will be noticed and elicit “WOW’s! from visitors and all who pass by.
If you are in the market for a more extreme landscaping makeover, our experts at Cal’s Market and Garden Center in the Minneapolis area are happy to help execute your vision with our design services.
If you need a little TLC in your yard, Cal’s Gardening Gals will come right to your house to assess the best improvements for your yard from taming jungles to tranquil transformations.
Of the many services we provide, we will plant various trees and shrubs to give your landscape just the touch it needs. Not only do we make your yard look great, we keep it healthy with our ongoing garden maintenance (weeding included).
We specialize in designer container plantings. Best of all, we will deliver them to you! Our plant delivery service is perfect for every occasion.
We are well-versed in both annuals and perennials. Whether you’re looking for plants and flowers that’ll bloom all season, we can help you find what you’re looking for.
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Shop online from the comfort of your home! An excellent selection of premium quality plants is available online for purchase and in-store pick-up. The process is easy when you buy online for in-store pickup! Plants will be available for pickup between 5-15 days from the time of your order. We will send you an email when they are available for pickup.
*Disclaimer: Online plant selection subject to stock availability. In-store plant availability at Cal’s Market & Garden Center varies from what is available to order for in-store pickup.
Perennials are definitely one of the best Native Prairie Minn. flowers because they can withstand our unpredictable Midwest climate. Not only do they look great, but they also come back year after year and require very little or no maintenance! Here are some popular perennial options to add to your garden today.
Coneflowers, or Echinacea purpurea, are native to the Midwest region and bloom throughout the summer months. The height of this plant tends to range between 16 inches to four feet, depending on the variety. Coneflowers are typically a pinkish purple and white, but unique versions such as “Tomato Soup” feature bright hues of red and yellow!
Lenten Rose, or Helleboros Orientalis, is a tough, shade-loving plant that commonly blooms when there’s still snow on the ground. Each plant typically grows about a foot tall and 18 inches across. These flowers come in various shades, including red, purple, white, near black, pink and green. These are some of the best Native Prairie Minn. flowers for your walkway or front yard because you’ll see them start to bloom as early as March!
Virginia Bluebells, or Mertensia Virginica, is one of the best Native Prairie Minn. flowers because they are happy in the sun or the shade. These plants usually grow to be about two feet tall and two feet wide. Virginia Bluebells sport pink buds that blossom into pinkish purple flowers, which then eventually fade to that famous light blue hue. We recommend planting these beauties behind a summer bloomer to conceal the faded foliage that turns brown by June.
Black-eyed Susan’s, or Rudbeckia fulgida, is a beautiful, no-maintenance plant that remains in bloom for more than a month beginning in August. They require full sunlight and typically grow to be about three feet tall and two feet wide. They feature bright gold flowers and spiky seed heads, which offer bird food and winter interest to birds and insects. Some popular varieties of Black-Eyed Susan’s are called “Indian Summer” and “Goldstrum”.
Panicle Hydrangeas, or H. paniculata, are great for the Midwest because of their high tolerance to cold weather. They are much larger in size, growing to be about six to eight feet tall and wide. These plants feature cone-shaped flowers that begin white and emerge to a beautiful shade of pink. Panicle Hydrangeas are best used in hedges or borders because of their large size and vase-like shape.
Russian Sage, or Perovskia Atriplicifolia, is an extremely low-maintenance plant that blooms in the late spring or early autumn. These plants normally reach three to five feet tall and create a lovely, lacy mix of grays and lavenders. Russian sage makes a great companion to other plants such as roses, tall sedums or ornamental grasses.
Hardy Geraniums is a gorgeous plant that begins flowering in June. They thrive in full sunlight, and usually grow to be about six inches tall and 14 inches wide. They have pale-pink flowers that change to a bold shade of burgundy in the fall. Their dense foliage and spicy apple scent makes this plant a perfect option for the borders of your garden.
These are just some of the many great options for perennials in Minnesota. Our goal at Cal’s Market and Garden Center, located in Savage just Southeast of Native Prairie, is to provide you with all of the information and tools you need to be a successful gardener, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional questions you may have about your gardening needs!
- Full shade or deep shade means that these flowers do not need any direct sunlight. You’ll want to put them in the shadiest part of your yard.
- Partial shade flowers will need some sunlight at some point. They’re usually planted in an area that either gets full sun in the morning or in the afternoon.
- Light shade flowers should be planted under trees or in other areas that get a good amount of sun but are also shaded at times, especially during the afternoon.
- Partial sun is similar to light shade, but these flowers can handle the hot afternoon sun.
- Full sun flowers need at least six hours of direct sunlight every day, so keep them away from trees. These flowers are usually planted in areas out away from houses, too.
At Cal’s Market & Garden Center we have a long history of taking care of plants and the people who come to Cal’s to breathe in the beauty and take some home. We started taking care of people in their homes after discovering the gap in available in-home medical care. If you or someone you know would prefer to be home and requires companion to comprehensive medical care, Golden Heart Bloomington is the answer. Click the link here for more information.