Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed, is most often a distinctive bright orange but there is some variation in flower color, from deep red-orange to yellow. This distinctive color and the absence of the typical milky sap make identification easy. Butterfly Weed needs a drier, well-drained location to successfully seed into and… Continue reading Butterfly Weed
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatumGrowing in moist conditions, Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset) produces flat to roundish heads of white flowers. The stem is covered with long spreading hairs with leaves that are often joined at the base, appearing to surround the stem. Many different insect species are attracted to the flowers as the nectar is relatively easy to… Continue reading Boneset
Virginia Bluebells – Mertensia Virginica This is a very showy bloomer and is also known as Cowslip. It starts with pink blooms that turn bright blue when fully open. The flower go dormant and die back midsummer. It will reseed when it’s happy. This plant is a great sight in spring.
A hardy native perennial with a bushy habit that sets a very deep tap root. I gave up trying to move one after the second shovel broke. It blooms best in full sun and will reseed some. Light: Full Sun Bloom Color: Purple Bloom TIme: Late Summer Foliage Height: 2-4 feet Habit: Shrub likeMoisture: NormalUses:… Continue reading Baptisia australis