Jack In The Pulpit – Arisaema triphyllum A native plant with a unique form and bloom. The single stalk with the “pulpit” bloom will continue to get bigger each year and produce some offshoots. The leaves will hold up most of the summer with regular water. They will go dormant and can disappear by midsummer… Continue reading Jack In The Pulpit
Pink Turtlehead Chelone lyoniiBest in cool summer climates in part shade areas. Tolerates close to full shade. Consider pinching back the stem ends in spring to reduce mature plant height, especially if growing plants in strongly shaded areas where they are more likely to need some support. In optimum environments, however, staking is usually not… Continue reading Pink Turtlehead
Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed Joe Pye Weed is a very tall plant, up to 6′ in the best sun/soil conditions, but strong stems support the flowering plant so it rarely needs to be staked (it can overgrow its neighbors though). These attractive stems are almost all the same color as the dusty rose-colored flowers, which will… Continue reading Joe Pye Weed
Asclepias speciosa is similar to Common Milkweed, but its pinkish-purple flowers have longer petals that taper more and are covered with fine hairs. Asclepias are excellent nectar sources and are food for the larval stages of Monarch and Queen butterflies.
American Ginger – Asarum canadense This is a native plant with light green leaves and small unobtrusive deep maroon flowers in early spring. It spreads by seed and it quickly forms a sizable clump. Light: Full to partial shade Bloom Color: Maroon red… Continue reading American Ginger
Louisiana Gamecock Iris
Louisiana Irises typically bloom after both Siberian and Tall Bearded Irises have finished blooming for the season. It is known for multiplying quickly when sited in consistently moist to boggy soil or shallow water. Blooming reliably each year, huge 4-6” blossoms open flat to display deep purple flowers with a narrow gold spot on each… Continue reading Louisiana Gamecock Iris
False Solomon Seal
False Solomon Seal Lovely arching stems with fuzzy white blooms. Forms large stand quickly. Bloom color: white Bloom time: Late May/June Bloom height: 18-24 inches We use it for: companion for hostas
Purple Coneflower – Echinacea purpurea A native plant with foliage clumps that grow only 1-2 feet tall. Bloom stalks soar to 3-4 feet with purple blooms in July/August. Seed heads are the clear favorite of our finches and other song birds so we don’t deadhead these until spring. Tolerates some shade and will naturalize well.… Continue reading Echinacea Pupurea
Echinacea Pallida or Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea Pallida or Pale Purple Coneflower should be planted in well-drained soil in full to partial sunlight. Most native Coneflowers dislike soil that is kept excessively moist or has poor drainage and they will start to rot in these situations. Once the taproot is established it is extremely drought-tolerant and needs little care, but then… Continue reading Echinacea Pallida or Pale Purple Coneflower
Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)
Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower)Easily grown and quick to develop, Heliopsis helianthoides long has been popular in Europe and many large-flowered cultivars have been developed using its western variety. Early Sunflower can be aggressive and therefore may not be suitable for small landscape plantings. It is a short-lived perennial.