Extreme Climate Winter Sowing.....the FRIGID zones: 2, 3, and 4 (nat

trudi_dJanuary 1, 2013

The list below are plants that have all been found growing and thriving in the wild of the most coldest gardening regions. Many have hybrids that have been bred from them...these hybrids generally will be able to also grow in the same plant zones and survive the same long and bitter winters. Please do research them if you're unsure of their hardiness in your particular zone or region, and as always, with any seeds that you're unsure can be Winter Sown in your region save some seeds to start indoors.

Good luck to all!



Abronia fragrans - sand verbena

Acer grandidentatum - canyon maple

Acer negundo - box elder

Acer pensylvanicum - striped maple

Acer rubrum - red maple

Acer saccharinum - silver maple

Acer saccharun - sugar maple

Aconitum columbianum - Columbian monkshood

Aconitum delphiniiflium - northern monkshood

Actaea pachypoda - white baneberry

Actaea racemosa var. racemosa - black cohosh

Actea rubra - red baneberry

Ageratina altissima var. altissima - white snakeroot

Aletris farinosa - white colic root

Allium canadense - meadow garlic

Allium cernuum - nodding onion

Allium stellatum - prairie onion

Allium tricoccum - wild leek

Alnus serrulata - brookside elder

Alnus viridis ssp. crispa - green alder, Sitka alder

Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis - Canadian serviceberry

Amelanchier laevis - Allegheny service-berry

Amorpha fruticosa - false indigo-bush

Anaphalis margaritacea - pearly everlasting

Andromeda polifolia - bog-rosemary

Andropogon gerardii - big bluestem

Anemone canadensis - Canadian anemone

Anemone cylindrica - long-head thimbleweed

Anemone mutifida - Pacific anemone

Anemone quinquefolia - wood anemone

Anemone narcissiflora - narcissus-flowered anemone

Anemone virginiana - tall anemone

Antennaria ssp. - pussytoes

Apocynum androsaemifolium - spreading dogbane

Apocynum cannabinum - Indian hemp

Aquilegia canadensis - red columbine

Aquilegia formosa - scarlet columbine

Aquilegia jonesii - blue limestone columbine

Aralia nudicaulis - wild sarsparilla

Aralia racemosa - American spikenard

Arctostaphylos alpina - black bearberry

Arctostaphylos patula - green-leaf manzanita

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - red bearberry

Arisaema draconitum - green dragon

Arisaema triphyllum - jack-in-the-pulpit

Armeria maritima - sea thrift

Arnica alpina - alpine arnica

Arnica cordifolia - heartleaf arnica

Arnica latifolia - mountain arnica

Artemesia frigida - prairie sagebrush

Aruncus dioicus var. vulgaris - sylvan goatsbeard

Asarum canadense - Canadian wild ginger

Asarum caudatum - long-tail wild ginger

Asclepias incarnata - swamp milkweed

Asclepias speciosa - showy milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii - prairie milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa - butterfly milkweed

Asclepias verticillata...

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