Category Archives: MG in the Garden

PERENNIAL: Aquilegia canadensis (Wild or Eastern Red Columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern Columbine) is this week’s selection for Tried and True Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Continue reading

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TREE: Oxydendrum arboreum (Sourwood)

Oxydendrum arboreum (the Sourwood tree) is this week’s selection for Tried and True Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Iris virginica (Virginia or Southern Blue Flag)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The wetland species of Southern Blue Flag and its close relative, Northern Blue Flag (Iris versicolor), grow in fresh to mildly brackish tidal marshes and wet meadows of the Mid-Atlantic, but the former is mostly found from Virginia southward to Florida. Both native irises share similar growth habits and showy flowers that attract hummingbirds. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL:  Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This lovely wildflower is native to rich forests and fields in portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region including NoVA (except Prince William County). As the species name divaricata suggests, this shade-loving phlox has a spreading habit, making it a good woodland ground cover. Continue reading

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