Category Archives: MG in the Garden

PERENNIAL: Monarda Punctata (Horsemint, Spotted Beebalm)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Native* to portions of the eastern United States and to NoVA (except for Loudoun County), Spotted Beebalm inhabits dry prairies and sandy areas. This showy plant with tubular flowers, colorful bracts, and a … Continue reading

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SHRUB: Callicarpa americana (American Beauty-berry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Lavender flower clusters appear on new growth on this shrub from June to August, followed by clusters of fruit in show-stopping magenta in autumn. In the Mid-Atlantic Region, American Beauty-berry is reported to … Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Fluffy deep purple blooms atop 8-foot tall sturdy stalks draw bees and butterflies from mid-summer into fall. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Learn more about Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot), the 1993 Wildflower of the Year. Continue reading

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