GroWild, Inc., an all native plant nursery, design and build firm, is located in Fairview, TN just 20 minutes west of Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. When The Garden Club of Nashville and Cheekwood partnered to rebuild and restore the Howe Garden, it was a natural fit for GroWild to receive a contract to grow most of the wildflowers, perennials and ferns for this extensive project. With an estimated delivery date of March 1, 2012, we began propagating and acquiring plant material in July 2011. The wildflowers (approx. 8958 in total) were requested to be grown in 3.5” containers while the ferns (2651 in total) were to be in 1 quart pots. With this in mind, it was agreed that some ferns would be suitable for bare root plantings allowing a larger 1 gallon root system for the same price or in some cases a less expensive price allowing for a bigger bang for their buck. This also proved to be a good choice for some wildflowers such as Trillium (which take seven years from seed to bloom), Jack in the Pulpit, Bloodroot, and Bleeding Heart. The list of plants grown by GroWild is as follows: Wildflowers and Perennials: Aquilegia Canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’ – Dwarf Columbine Aruncus dioicus – Goatsbeard Arasaema triphyllum – Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arum italicum – Italian Arum (non-native) Asarum canadense – Wild Ginger Dodecatheon media – Shooting Star Dicentra eximia – Bleeding Heart Epimediums x versicolor sulphurem – Bishops Hat Epimedium (non-native) Contadina verticillata – Cumberland Rosemary Echinacea tennesseensis – Tennessee coneflower Erythronium americanum – Trout Lily Eurybia (Aster) divaricate ‘Eastern Star’ – White Wood Aster Geranium maculatum – Wild Geranium Hexastylis shuttleworthii – Shuttleworth’s Ginger Hexastylis arifolia – Little Brown Jug
Heuchera macrorhiza ‘Autumn Bride’ Heuchera villosa ‘Carmel’ Heuchera villosa ‘Georgia Peach’ Heuchera vilosa ‘Frosted Violet’ Hydrastis canadensis – Goldenseal Iris cristata ‘Tennessee White’ – White Dwarf Crested Iris Iris versicolor – Blue Flag Iris Jeffersonia diphylla – Twinleaf Lillium superbum – Turks Cap Lily Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebell Pachysandra procumbens – Alleghany Pachysandra Phlox divericata – Wild Blue Phlox Phlox stolonifera – Creeping Phlox Podophyllum peltatum – Mayapple Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ – False Goldenrod Silene virginica – Firepink Smilacina racemosa – False Soloman’s Seal Spigelia marilandica – Indian Pink Symphyotrichum (Aster) cordifolium – Blue Wood Aster Stylophorum dipyllum – Wood (Celadine) Poppy Tiarella cordifolia – Foamflower Trillium luteum – Yellow Trillium Trillium grandiflorum – Showy Wakerobin
Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ – Ironweed
Ferns: Adiatum pedatum – Maidenhair Fern Polystichum acrostichoides – Christmas Fern Osmunda cinnamonea – Cinnamon Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula – Hay Scented fern Dryopteris goldiana – Goldies Wood Fern Dryopteris erythrosora – Autumn Fern (non-native) Athyrium felix femina – Lady Fern Dryopteris ludoviciana – Southern Shield Fern
The transformation of the Howe Wildflower Garden is a major undertaking for both Cheekwood and the Garden Club. We at GroWild are honored to be a part of history and look forward to seeing this process as it matures thru the years.
Terri Barnes President/owner 7190 Hill Hughes Rd. Fairview, TN 37062 615-799-1910