Hidden Springs Flower Farm
 
Hidden Springs Flower Farm
PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974
(763) 218-4540

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Hidden Springs Flower Farm
PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974

Available at the Nursery

Potted peonies, perennials, flowering vines, trees and shrubs and evergreens. 

The nursery opens for 2018 on May 2nd.  

Potted peonies including hybrids, tree peonies, Itoh Tree Peony Hybrids, Fragrant and Award Winning Garden peonies.  

Sun loving perennials; Daylilies, Asiatic and Orienpet lilies, party colored cone flowers, gorgeous tall delphineums, fall blooming asters, tall and groundcover sedums, hens and chicks, balloon flower, tall garden phlox, monarda in pink, purple and red selections, Variegated Iris hybrid, Siberian Iris, wide selection of miniature iris, Campanula, Hardy Hibiscus and more .

Shade loving; Astilbe, Hosta mini to large, Blood Root, Jack in the Pulpit, Native Blue Woodland Clematis, Iris tectorum, Iris cristata, Brilliant colorful Coral Bells, Heucherella, Tiarella, Lamiastrum, Bergenia, European and native ginger

Vines; 20 kinds of repeat bloom and double flowered Clematis, native wildflowers, Variegated Honeysuckle Vine, large pots of repeat blooming Wisteria Blue Moon, 3 kinds of Beer Making Hops (WooHoo!) 

Unusual Trees; American Beech, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Catalpa bignoides and Repeat blooming, fragrant yellow Catalpa ovata, Ginkgo, Tulip Tree, Ohio Buckeye, Red flowered Buckeye 'Brioti', White Beam Ash, River Birch, Katsura Tree, Black Tupelo, Yellow Wood Popcorn Tree.

Evergreens; White Pine, "Majestic Blue" Colorado Spruce, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Japanese Larch, wide selection of ground cover Junipers, miniature Arborvitae in all shapes and color forms (except we don't carry the really common huge ones).  

NEW THIS YEAR Miniature flowering crabs including weeping forms that mature at 8-10' in height, pink and white flowered and red and yellow fruit for wildlife.

NEW THIS YEAR A very wide selection of dessert, baking, juice and hard cider apples all on dwarf and semi-dwarf disease resistant Geneva root stock. including some of the best antique apples that require no spraying. You won't find these at the hardware store and some have been custom grafted right here by us because they are not available from any commercial source!

You will find fantastic, flavorful russets like; Ashmead's Kernal, Golden Russet, Hudson's Golden Gem, Pomme Gris, Reinette Zabergau, Roxbury Russet. 

Hard to find hard cider varieties like Brown's Apple, Campfield, Dabinet, Harrison Cider, Kronebusch, Red Byrd Bitter, Wickson.

Heirloom Apples grafted onto the finest new Geneva dwarfing rootstocks for manageable size, excellent disease resistance and quick cropping so you don't have to wait 5 years for your first apples. Long storing apples like; Arkansas Black, Baldwin, Black Oxford, Blue Pearmain, and Spitzenburg Esopus grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello!

For the bakers out their we have the famous French Heirloom Calville Blanc D'hiver known since 1598 used for the magnificent  tarte aux pommes, the English heirloom Doctor Harvey known since 1629 and used in English pies where the fruit just melts in your mouth with no hard chunks, and from Germany Cludius Herbstapfel known since 1833 good for eating and cooking!  

For those who prefer not to spray chemicals we have a group of apples, both modern and heirlooms noted for disease resistance too. Just think chemical free apples fresh from your own trees. And the heirloom varieties we carry have incomparable flavors you won't find in the super market apples that have been stored for months. It doesn't get any better than that now does it?

 

Shrubs;Fragrant miniature, Japanese Tree Lilac and early blooming large lilacs, Fantail Willow, Pussy Willow, Dappled and Scarlet Curls Willow,  Painted Buckeye, Bottle Brush Buckeye, Red Buckeye.  Colorful flowering shrubs including; Hydrangea in white or pink selections, Diablo, Centerglow and the new Minnesota Sunrise Ninebark, Spirea MertyAnn, Purple Smoke Bush.

20 different varieties of Magnolia including pink, white, yellow flowers and seedlings from our own breeding program. Repeat flowering woodland magnolia too!

3 different kinds of Minnesota Hardy native cactus with 10 more colorful hardy kinds being evaluated for sale in the near future.

All this and more waiting for you to discover something new and exciting for your garden this year at Hidden Springs Flower Farm.

Come for a visit and see what treasures you will find at Hidden Springs Flower Farm, Specialty Nursery. 

Please note: Cut flowers and potted plants, trees and vines are only available for purchase and pick up at the nursery. Plants available at the farm and nursery may include different peony varieties than those offered on the web site for fall shipping.

2018 Nursery Dates and Hours:

Open 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday - Sunday May 2 - August 12. Closed Monday and Tuesdays.  

We would like to list everything we carry but supplies change as the season progresses and rarer items sell out. We add items from our propagation program as they fill out their pots and are ready to go to a new garden home.

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Wisteria Blue Moon Available at the nursery in #3 pots.  (Buchite 1997)

Wisteria Blue Moon was developed by Harvey and Brigitte Buchite and all plants are from cuttings of the original plant which we have moved to Spring Grove to enjoy at the farm where we now grow all of our plants. We are happy to offer this wonderful hardy variety of the Kentucky Wisteria. Hardy to -40 degrees F. it will bloom up to three times a year when planted in full sun. We offer large budded and blooming size vines in #3 containers for a reasonable price at the nursery. Sorry they are too large to ship.



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[Available at the nursery in large pots only. ]

About the 2018 Apple Tree List Since we now do our own grafting of a large number of different heirloom apples we never have a large supply of any one kind which allows us to offer a wide diversity of apples that include disease resistant, heirloom, eating, dessert, cooking, juice and both heirloom and some of the newest hard cider types. It takes time to produce these special trees. For example; trees grafted in the spring of 2017 will typically not be ready to sell until 2019. As we gear up in our production we may have a few of the 2017 grafted apples available in June. We typically use about 5 or six different root stocks to try and meet the different needs of our customers. Some folks with small city lots are interested in the dwarf kinds that grow to about 6-8 feet tall while those with more space may prefer the semi-dwarfs that can grow to 15 feet and in rare cases we will provide some varieties on full size stock. Dwarf trees need a support stake because the produce full size apples and lots of them. Some of the smaller semi-dwarf trees may need support and some of the larger semi-dwarf root stocks will only need support while getting established. We can help you with any questions you have. Some root stocks also produce better on loamy soils and some better on sandy soils. 

Desert Apples These make the best eating apples and are used fresh and also in salads. Blue Pearmain (An heirloom from England known for its long storing qualities and winterhardiness) , Hudson's Golden Gem (very sweet, rich pear-like flavor - a naturally small growing tree made even more compact on dwarfing root stock), Kerr (A very sweet crabapple with Haralson as one parent and Dolgo Crab as the other parent, excellent for fresh eating and makes candy like treats when dried in a dehydrator), Novaspy (disease resistant hybrid of Northern Spy and Golden Delicious, sweet with good storage qualities), Bonkers (NY35 an un-official release from the disease resistant apple program in Geneva, NY but people are crazy for it. Very large dark red apples are very appealing for market stands.) Rubinette ( An intense honeyed pear-drop sweet Swiss variety with the famous Cox Orange Pippin as a parent with just enough tartness to give it great appeal.) Pink Pearl (A pink fleshed apple that makes a dramatic display on a cheese plate or in an open apple tart!) 

Hard Cider Varieties are used for juice or hard cider but do not make good eating apples. Brown's Apple, Campfield, Harrison Cider, Kronebusch, Dabinet, Redfield and Red Byrd Bitter.

Dual Purpose Varieties These make great dessert apples for fresh eating and can also be used in juice and hard cider blends as well as being good culinary or cooking apples. Many of these are rare heirloom varieties that have survived for centuries in some cases. Arkansas Black, Baldwin, Black Oxford, Calville Blanc D'Hiver (Superb French cooking apple from 1598!), Golden Russet a must have russet apple for fresh eating and both fresh and hard cider. Newtown Pippin from 1795 American Colonies it is the main ingredient of an award wining fresh cider producer. Reinette Zabergau a deliciously flavored russet apple from Germany in 1885. Spitzenberg Esopus the famous apple of Thomas Jefferson 1790. Ashmead's Kernal an English russet variety from 1740. Roxbury Russet a top notch American russet apple from 1635! Wickson is a delicious sweet large crab apple perfect for snacking that also makes an excellent addition to fresh and hard ciders. It is our number one recommended pollinator for our other apple trees because it is so versatile. Saint Edmund's Russet is the earliest ripening russet and excellent flavored it is from England 1875. 

A note about russet apples: These apples have a rough brown skin that while some people find less than attractive conceal some of the richest and most flavorful apples ever grown. As you can see we are big fans of this group at Hidden Springs and have several more varieties that will be ready later this summer or in 2019 if the supplies last.    

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