Maine Aaron

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For the first time I will be offering my full list of perennials / woody plants for mail order as bare root stock. Orders start today and will continue until the ground freezes. Message me with your order and if you prefer to pay by paypal or check/MO. Shipping by Priority Mail usually $7-$19. Shipping to USA only.

Bare Root Perennials:
Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata) $7
White Beebalm (Monarda spp.) $6
Good King Henry (Blitum bonus-henricus) $7
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) $7
Sweet Cecily (Myrrhis odorata) $7
Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) –$5 or 3 for $12
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) - $5 med $10 lg
Fuki (Petasites japonica) –$8
Mouse Garlic (Allium angulosum) – $7
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) - $7
Walking Onion (Allium × proliferum) - $7
"Bocking 14" Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum) - Crown $7 , Root cutting $2 or 12 roots for $15
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) - $7
Hablitzia (Hablitzia tamnoides) – Small $5, Medium $10
Garden Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) - $7
Non-Flowering Garden Sorrel (Rumex acetosa TM683') - $8
Turkish Rocket (Bunias orientalis) - $6 or 3 for $14 or 10 for $25
Eastern Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifisa) - $5 per pad
Anise-Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) - $7
Silver Wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana) - $7
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) - $6
Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) - $7
"Papa Chonka" Potato (Solanum tuberosum) (Zone 5 hardy, perennial) - $8 several small tubers
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) - $7 or 3 for $15
American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) - $7
Pink Dandelion (taraxacum pseudoroseum) - $7
Sea Kale(Crambe maritima) - $10
Dwarf Comfrey (Symphytum grandflorum) - $7
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) - $7
Clustered Mountainmint (Pycnanthemum muticum) - $8
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberose) - $5 or 2 for $8
Ground nut (Apios amaericana) - $8
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) - $7
Bloody Dock (Rumex sanguineus) - $5 or $8 for 2

Bare Root Woody Plants,
Fragrent Spring Tree (Toona sinensis) 10”-20” - $15
“Sirola” ♀ Seaberry (Hippophae rhamnoides) 12”-20” - $15
Apples grafted on Antanovka "Rolfe" "Zeke's Longkeeper" ~24” - $25
Seedling “CT Early” Chestnuts (castanea spp.) 14”-20” - $10
"Jefferson" seedling Hybrid Hazelnuts ( Corylus X) - 14”-24” $10 24”-48” $20 local pickup
"Mcallister Hican” x OP (Carya illinoensis X C. ovata X OP) 10”-16” – $12
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) 14”-20” - $15
Black Basket Willow (Sallix spp.) - 14”-20” $10
Schisandra chinensis – 6”-12” $10
Yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium) – 12”-18” $15
Siberian Peashrub (Caragana arborescens) – 16”-24” $12.00
European Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) - 16”-24” $12.00
"ningxia #1" Goji (Lycium barbarum) – 10”-18” - $12
American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) 4”-8” $5 14”-18” $12
Paw Paws! (Asimina triloba) several seed sources – 10”-16” $14
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) – 6”-10” $12
Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana) -10”-16” $10
Burr Oak x Swamp White Oak Hybrids - 10”-16” $11
Hybrid Plum Seedlings (1/4 P. salicina x ¾ P. americana) - 10”-16” $14
I have several different cultivars of Hardy Kiwi (A. arguta) available for trade, these are well rooted cuttings in 3" round pots. I have these cultivars: Meader Female, MSU, 74-8, Ananasnaya, Meader Male and Smith 2 (Male).

I have limited amounts of each.

In trade i would like to get well rooted cuttings of other hardy kiwis or other minor fruit or plants that are on my want list, which you can see here Unless otherwise noted, anything I get in trade should be zone 5 hardy.
Dwarf Comfrey (Symphytum grandiflorum): Named varieties / less spready individuals preferred especially "goldsmith" but i would consider any plant of this species.

Black Currants: I'm interested in trying these cultivars:
"Polar" "Lowes Auslese", "Crusader", "Coronet", "Crandall" and "Willoughby"

I have lots to trade, please check my list at or or email me to ask if i have something you are looking for. Thanks!

PS Other plants I am looking for include: Named Seaberries, Pedicularis canadensis, pedicularis groenlandica, Named Goumi Cultivars, Named Honeyberry (Edible Lonicera spp.), Named Hardy Kiwis.
Siberian iris seems like it would work great, german/japanese iris seem like they wouldn't work at all.
6 years ago

Patrick Mann wrote:rhubarb, iris, mint, burdock

I will try out some of those, thanks!

James Colbert wrote:Look into vetiver grass. Very very dense roots.

That's a good idea, but it is not hardy here, i should have mentioned i am in zone 5.
6 years ago
I really need to keep the quack grass from the mown grass/clover path area out of my annual gardens and forest garden... so i'm thinking of a border for cultivated areas about 3' wide with 2+ species with dense roots to stand guard around the edge. So far i have tried it in one area with just bocking 14 comfrey and it has worked well so far. Next i'm trying Sorrel and turkish rocket with yarrow in front of it. Have other people had success with this method? What other species might work well?
6 years ago
Looking for short season paw paw and walnut (including heartnut, buartnut etc) scions. Named varieties only. I have lots to trade, check out my list (see below) if you are interested, or send me a email.

Simple text trade list:
Fancier list with text / info links:

I am interested in experimenting with Effective microorganisms, so if anyone has a healthy culture going i would love to trade for a cup or 2 of mother culture to get my experimenting going. I have lots of plants and/or seeds available to swap.
Hi All,
Its almost time to take hardwood cuttings for winter rooting, I am looking for named varieties of Black Muberries (morus nigra), Josta Berries, White Currants, Honey Berries and any other minor fruit i don't already have that can be propagated by hardwood cuttings. I am in zone 5 and am only looking for things likely to do well in this climate (although i am willing to take a chance on a marginally hardy plant).

I have lots to trade, here is my list: