Mistaken identities

In the tumult of our first couple of months, we realized we had a couple of species misidentified. If you bought an obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana) at one of our spring pop-up sales or nodding onion (Allium cernuum) early this summer, we owe you a replacement. 

If you purchased an obedient plant, we accidentally sent you home with an Allegheny monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens) instead. This is a native plant with great value to pollinators (especially bumblebees), and it should be able to handle the same growing conditions as the obedient plant would. We misidentified the plant early in the season and sold a small number at our pop-up sales prior to the nursery opening.

If you purchased a nodding onion plant early this summer, it was actually non-native garlic chives (Allium tuberosum). This plant is not reported to be invasive in the wild, but it is not native. We sincerely apologize for this mistake. This was one of the plants we purchased from another local-ecotype nursery, and unfortunately the two species look identical until they are ready to flower. We pulled it from our shelves as soon as we realized the error.

We take these kinds of mistakes very seriously, and we would love to make it up to you by providing you with two free native perennials of your choosing. Please bring us a photo of your plant or receipt so we can verify your purchase. Thank you for your patience! We are committed to improving our processes to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

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