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Native Plants

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Native Flowering Perennials | Native Grasses | Native Vines | Native Ferns
Scientific Name Common Name Type Height Habitat Color Bloom Time Exposure Features
   Native Flowering Perennials
Aesclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Peren-
nial
2' Dry, well drained areas; drought tolerant Orange or red May-
Aug.
Full sun - part shade Dies in winter, resprouts each spring. Flowers arranged in clusters. Toxic.
Baptisia alba White Wild/
False Indigo
Peren-
nial
4' Dry to average, sandy; drought tolerant White flower spikes; blue-
green foliage
April-
Sept.
Full sun - part shade Huge seed pods appear in late summer. Good landscape plant used as a shrub. Ling lived, little maintenance.
Baptisia tinctoria (Yellow) Wild Indigo Peren-
nial
2-3' Dry to average; drought tolerant Yellow May-
June
Full sun - part shade Low maintenance. Best in full sun. Flowers in clusters. Green seed pods rattle. Use in borders and naturalized gardens, prairies and meadows.
Bidens laevis Smooth Beggar-
tick
Peren-
nial
1-3' Moist Yellow June-
Oct.
Sun - part shade Rapid growth rate. Needs plenty of watering. Will bloom until frost. Plant seed or roots in a bog or on the edge of a pond. Will bloom best in full sun.
Canna flaccida Golden Canna Peren-
nial
4' Brackish wet areas Yellow May-
July
Full sun - part shade Beautiful, showy flowers. Occur naturally in wet-
lands. Need water during dry periods. Plant in masses in borders. Adds color and structure along ponds
Coreopsis angustifolia Coastal Plain Tickseed Peren-
nial
1-2' Moist areas Yellow Aug.-
Oct.
Sun - part shade Great as border or mixed hedge
Coreopsis falcata Sickle Tickseed Peren-
nial
1-2' Moist areas Yellow May-
July
Sun - part shade Great as border or mixed hedge
Coreopsis helian-
thoides
Swamp Tickseed Peren-
nial
1-2' Moist areas Yellow Sept.-
Oct.
Sun - part shade Sun-
flower-like flowers. Beautiful at the water’s edge, in rain gardens, or anywhere a tough and dependable plant is needed.
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf Tickseed Peren-
nial
2' Dry to average areas; tolerates brief droughts Yellow April-
June
Full sun - part shade Beautiful long lasting flowers throughout much of summer. One of the finest flowers for cutting, lanceleaf tickseed has long, wiry stems and flowerheads that last for a week or more in the vase.
Coreopsis major Greater Tickseed Peren-
nial
2-3' Dry to medium; drought tolerant Yellow June-
August
Full sun  Features large, daisy-like flowers (2" diameter). Best naturalized in native wildflower gardens, meadows or prairies. Good plant for areas with poor, dry soils. Effective in borders. Common along roadsides in SE.
Eupatorium coelestinum Wild Ageratum Peren-
nial
2-3' Dry or moist; low woods, stream banks, ditches Blue July-
Oct.
Full sun - part shade Easy to grow. Long bloom time. Attracts butter-
flies.
Eupatorium fistulosum Joe-Pye Weed Peren-
nial
3-10' Average; drought tolerant Purplish Pink Aug.-
Sept.
Ful - part sun Attracts butter-
flies. Tolerates drought, but best with plenty of water. One of showiest perrenials in fall.
Erythrina herbacea Chero-
kee/
Coral Bean
Peren-
nial
3' Moist; drought tolerant Red April-
July
Sun - part shade Adds bright highlights to woodlant plantings. Low mainten-
ance. Attracts butter-
flies and humming-
birds.
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sun-
flower
Peren-
nial
4-6' Moist Yellow petals, reddish brown discs July-
frost
Full sun Great addition to any garden. Attracts butter-
flies. Salt tolerant and a useful Peren-
nial for coastal gardens.
Helianthus strumosus Paleleaf Sun-
flower
Peren-
nial
3-6' Dry, open, upland woods; wood-
land edges
Yellow July-
Sept.
Sun - part shade Great addition to any garden. Attracts butter-
flies. Lovely flower heads occur in clusters at branch tips.
Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Rose (mallow) Peren-
nial
4-6' Moist soils White or pink petals, crimson centers May-
Sept.
Full sun Use near patios and entryways or in shrub borders to add color. Plant in low damp places and near streams and other water features. Huge blossoms are gorgeous ane provide color throughout the heat of the summer.
Iris virginica Blue Flag Iris Peren-
nial
3-6' Moist, rich soils; wet-
lands, marshes, swamps, wet meadows
Blue, pink, white April-
May
Sun - part shade Ideal plant for edges of ponds, lily pools or drainage ditches. Attracts birds; deer resistant. Interesting flower shape.
Kosteletzkya virginica Seashore Marsh Mallow Peren-
nial
3-5' Moist, sandy soils; marshes, wet-
lands, etc.
Pink, white flowers, yellow stamens June-
Oct.
Sun - part shade Flowers close at night. Great color late summer through fall. Attracts humming-
birds and butter-
flies.
Liatris spicata Blazing Star Peren-
nial
3-6' Moist habitats Laven-
der, white
Aug.-
Oct.
Full sun Tall purple spikes bloom after 2-3 years. Easy to grow. Use in meadows, wildflower gardens, and mixed borders. Most attractive in masses. Essential for butterfly gardens. Flowers last a long time.
Mitchella repens Partridge Berry Peren-
nial
3" Moist to dry; drought tolerant Pinkish white flowers; red fruit May-
June
Part sun Red edible, fragrant fruit in winter. Dense, creeping groundcover. Great under trees or in rock gardens or in a hanging pot.
Monarda punctata Horse Mint Peren-
nial
3-4' Dry Pink to laven-
der
July-
Sept.
Full sun - part shade Use in meadow or wild garden; not formal. Attracts butter-
flies. Plant in masses.
Nuphar luteum Yellow Pond Lily Peren-
nial
1-3' Wet; fresh wet-
lands, ponds, lakes
Yellow April-
Oct.
Part shade Can grow in water up to 16 in. deep; submersed or floating.
Oenothera biennis Evening Primrose Peren-
nial
2-6' Dry; rocky or sandy soils Yellow June-
Oct.
Full sun - shade The flowers of this night-
flowering biennial open in the evening and close by noon. The plant takes 2 years to complete its life cycle. Medicinal uses; attracts wildlife
Oenothera drummondii Beach Evening Primrose Peren-
nial
1-3' Moist to dry Yellow March-
Nov.
Full sun Used for sore throat and eye diseases. Attracts butter-
flies. Maintain mulch layer.
Oenothera speciosa Pink Evening Primrose, Pink Ladies Peren-
nial
1-2' Moist, dry; variety of well-
drained soils
White, pink Feb.-
July
Full sun Flowers release a scent at dusk.   Plants often go dormant in summer, resprouting with fall rains. Can work as a dense foliage groundcover in shade, but wont bloom without adequate sunlight.
Opuntia compressa Prickly Pear Cactus Peren-
nial
6-14" Dry; sandy, rocky, well-
drained soils
Yellow flowers; red fruit April-
June
Full sun Use near stone walls, in rock gardens, sandy slopes, dry prairie areas, or as small area ground cover. Though evergreen, appear scraggly in winter.
Phlox carolina Carolina Phlox Peren-
nial
3-4' Average Laven-
der, pink, or white flowers
May-
July
Full - part sun Thick leaves; showy flower clusters. Very popular Peren-
nial for borders and beds with robust, upright habit, long blooming period, and colorful flowers.
Pontederia cordata Pickere-
lweed
Peren-
nial
2-3' Wet; wet-
lands, edge of ponds and lakes
Violet-
blue
March-
Oct.
Full - part sun Plant in the margins of a garden pond or water garden. Provides important cover for wildlife, and helps wet-
lands filter polluted water.
Rudbeckia fulgida Black eyed Susan, Orange Cone-
flower
Peren-
nial
2-3' Moist soils Orange-yellow flowers with purple-
brown centers
Aug.-
Oct.
Full sun - part shade Showy, daisy-like flower. The cultivar, 'Goldsturm' is not as tall and is one of the most popular perrenials in the world. Use in borders and in natural butterfly or meadow gardens. Easy to grow.
Rudbeckia hirta Black eyed Susan Peren-
nial, Annual, Bien-
nial
2-3' Average to dry; drought tolerant Golden yellow May-
July
Full sun - part shade Reliable summertime bloomer, providing bright splashes of color in a mixed Peren-
nial border or porch planter. Attracts butter-
flies.
Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage Peren-
nial
2-3' Dry; drought tolerant Bright red Feb.-
Nov.
Full sun Interesting flower whorls along upright stems. Most are tough and durable and most are attractive to butter-
flies and many to humming-
birds as well.
Salvia lyrata Lyre-
leaved Sage
Peren-
nial
1-2' Moist soil; tolerates flooding and drought Blue to laven-
der
April-
June
Full sun - part shade Excellent for planting along roads, swales, trails, and driveways. Low maintenance. Not good for formal lawns. Can be invasive if not cut back or mowed. Can be used in salads or for tea.
Saururus cernuus Lizard’s Tail Peren-
nial
1-2' Wet; fresh-
water wet-
lands, marshes, and swamps
White April-
July
Full sun - part shade Arching floral spikes resemble a lizard's tail. Medicianl uses. Low maintenance. Use for ornamental pools, bog gardens, and pond edges.
Solidago rugosa Rough-
leaf/
Wrinkle-
leaf Golden-
rod
Peren-
nial
2-5' Average to dry; fields, meadows and prairies Yellow Aug.-
Nov.
Full sun Clump forming, so will not spread. Attracts birds, bees, and butter-
flies. Deer resistant. Divide every 2-3 years to keep plantings vigorous.
Solidago semper-
virens
Seaside Golden-
rod
Peren-
nial
3-6' Moist or dry areas; sandy soils Yellow Aug.-
Nov.
Full sun Produces a tight clump of narrow, evergreen basal leaves. Low water use. Pinch the growing tips in June for a more compact plant.
Tradescantia virginiana Spider-
wort
Peren-
nial
1-3' Moist or dry areas Blue, white, purple March-
June
Full sun - shade Very adaptable to wide range of soils. Minor skin irritation if leaves are touched. Attractive seasonal color in sunny or shady areas. May become invasive if not contained.
Verbena canadensis Pink/
Clump Verbena
Peren-
nial
6-18" Low, dry areas; well-
drained soils
Pink, red, white, laven-
der
March-
Nov.
Full sun Very vigorous, both in growth and flower production. Interesting foliage. Spreading plant. Attracts butter-
flies

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