Native southeastern plants; species grown from seed, cuttings, divisions or spores.

2015 Plant List
Dancing Fern Nursery
Miriam Keener  Sequatchie, TN  423-942 9201

We are a very small native plant nursery located in a cove amongst the Cumberland Plateau near Jasper, TN.   All of these plants were grown by seed, cuttings, divisions or spores. I don’t believe in selling plants collected from the wild.

The nursery is open by appointment. (sorry we don’t ship)

Directions to Dancing Fern Nursery
Beginning at Exit 155 of Interstate 24 (23 miles west of Chattanooga) take Hwy 28 north for 3 miles.  After road turns 2 lane take your first left onto Mel Dixon Lane. Drive 1 mile to Valley View Hwy. Turn Right.  Drive 2 ½ miles thru town of Sequatchie. Turn left at Coppinger Cove Baptist Church sign.  Drive 2 miles. Turn left at  Mail box onto Dixon Cove Road.  We are the first driveway on the right

PERENNIALS  general prices- 4 inch pots: $4 for shade loving plants and $3 for sunloving plants   gallon pots are $5 & $6

WILD GINGER Asarum canadenseDeciduous heart shaped leaves form ground cover in rich woods
COLUMBINE Aquilegia canadensis
1-1.5 ft., red/yellow blooms welcome the first hummingbirds in April. Full sun, part
shade. Don’t mulch; will self seed.
JACK IN THE PULPIT Arisaema sp.
It’s hard to believe it’s the flower – Jack standing in the pulpit. Shade, woodland soil.
BLUE STAR AMSONIA Amsonia tabernaemontana
2 ft. tall with light blue flowers in spring; partial shade
NEW ENGLAND ASTER Aster novae-anglae
3-5 ft.; many shades of purple in late summer-fall; attracts butterflies; full sun
TOOTHWORT   Dentaria diphylla
The 3 part leaves emerge in the fall.. bell-like flowers in early spring. Likes rich soil and shade
SHOOTING STAR  Dodocatheon meadia

a beautiful spring ephemeral – part sha
WILD GERANIUM Geranium maculatum
Lavender blooms in spring; partial shade
DWARF CRESTED IRIS Iris cristata
4-6 inches; shade; forms a nice colony; April.
WILD SWEET WILLIAM Phlox divaricata
6 inches tall; fragrant blue blossoms in April; woodland soil; partial shade.
CREEPING PHLOX Phlox stolonifera
Blue/purple blooms in spring… low growing – likes shade
SOLOMON’S SEAL  Polygonatum biflorum
I think this is the giant one actually which grows 3-4 feet tall in a slow growing colony; a great accent plant in the shade
BLOODROOT Sanguinaris Canadensis
One of the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring – large white petals with yellow stamens; needs shade; spreads
SKULLCAP Scutellaria pseudo-serrata
white flowers in May; woodland shade; probably likes limestone
STONECROP Sedum ternatum
Evergreen succulent groundcover; likes to grow on rocks but doesn’t have to; white
Flowers in April; shade/partial shade.
FIREPINK Silene virginica
Brighy red flowers in spring adorn this 1 ft. tall short lived perennial; likes well drained and not too rich soil.
WOOD POPPY Stylophorum diphyllum
Yellow blooms adorn this early spring native. Prefers shade –partial-shade and rich soil.
EARLY MEADOW RUE Thalictrum dioicum Very dainty plant – blooms in March – male and female on separate plants; light shade

 

FERNS  Prices:3-4”pots $4; 2 quart & gallon $5&$6
All ferns prefer shade, rich woodland soil and moisture. Some are more adaptable than others. All of these ferns are native to this area.
COMMON MAIDENHAIR  Adiantum pedatum
Lovely and graceful;prefers lime; spreads slowly; 1 ft.
LADY FERN Athyrium filix-femina
3 ft.; needs moisture
BULBLET FERN Cystopteris bulbifera
Native to rocky slopes and limestone bluffs; a graceful delicate fern.
FRAGILE FERN Cystopteris fragilis
Small spreading fern; comes up early in spring; prefers some lime and good drainage.
LOG FERN Dryopteris celsa
Giant of the woodferns; evergreen
MARGINAL SHIELD FERN Dryopteris marginalis
Thick textured evergreen fern; 30 inches
SENSITIVE FERN Onoclea sensibilis
An easy to grow spreading fern
CINNAMON FERN Osmunda cinnamomea
Stately fern; 3-5ft. tall in ideal conditions – likes moisture
ROYAL FERN Osmunda regalis
Like the cinnamon fern needs moisture. Native to bogs and along streambanks (the Little Sequatchie River for example)
CHRISTMAS FERN Polystichum acrostichoides
Common fern in rich woods; evergreen; easy to grow
BROAD BEECH FERN Phegopteris hexagonoptera
Rich soil but not too difficult to grow; spreads by creeping rhizome.
SOUTHERN SHIELD FERN Thelypteris kunthii

SHRUBS
RIVER CANE Arundinaria gigantea  $6
The only native bamboo – naturally grows along river banks. Will dig to order.
SWEET SHRUB Calycanthus floridus 1 gal. $6.00; 1 quart $3.50
5ft. tall spreading shrub with fragrant burgundy blooms in spring; sun- partial shade.
SUMMERSWEET Clethra alnifolia’Hummingbird’
Dwarf spreading shrub
VIRGINIA SWEETSPIRE Itea virginica 1 gal. $6.00
3-5 ft. spreading shrub with wand- like branches; white flowers in May; scarlet- yellow –
burgundy leaves in fall.
PIEDMONT AZALEA Rhododendron canescens 1 gal. $8; 1 quart $3.50
This is the early blooming pink, sweet smelling azalea that’s common around here.
FLAME AZALEA Rhododendron calendulaceum  1 gal. $8, 2 gal,$12
RHODODENDRON  Rhododendron maximum
Acid loving evergreen shrub.
SWAMP ROSE Rosa palustris 1 gal. $6; 2 gal. $9
6-7 ft. thornless shrub has single pink blossoms – full sun inwet or regular soil.
CORAL BERRY Symphoricarpos orbiculatus 2 gal. $8; 1 gal. $6 This 3-5 ft tall shrub spreads by runners and is shade tolerant. Excellent shrub for erosion control
TREES

EASTERN HEMLOCK Tsuga canadensis 1 gal. $6
A large evergreen tree native to stream banks and the mountains.

VINES
TRUMPET HONEYSUCKLE Lonicera sempervirens
A native bright red blooming honeysuckle – not invasive.  Train it on a mailbox or an arbor or a tree. Blooms in May

 

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