Category Archives: Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

PERENNIAL: Eupatorium hyssopifolium (Hyssop-leaf Thoroughwort)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Eupatorium hyssopifolium (Hyssop-leaf Thoroughwort)

These pollinator magnets can tolerate many challenging home environments: dry, (partially) shaded areas, sunny slopes, “hell strips” and gardens near the seashore. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic The sweet-scented, pincushion-like, white globes of Buttonbush are familiar to those who spend time fishing or lounging along a river or pond. This wide-spread native* shrub, a favorite of wildlife, is so common … 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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PERENNIAL: Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf Coreopsis)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

Threadleaf Coreopsis, with its showy flower clusters and airy foliage, is as popular in the garden today as it was in the 19th century. Its natural habitat, though, is mostly in Virginia and central North Carolina. Continue reading

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