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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PERENNIAL: Heliopsis helianthoides ( [Smooth] Oxeye)

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

This member of the Mint family, native to scattered regions of eastern North America, grows along stream banks and in thickets and open woods. Its distinctive red flowers attract a variety of pollinators, especially hummingbirds,** and it offers herbal and medicinal benefits. Continue reading

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TREE: Prunus serotina ([Wild] Black Cherry)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Black Cherry, the largest of our native cherry trees, grows in a variety of habitats through much of the Mid-Atlantic Region* and is noted for the beauty and profusion of its spring blooms. It is entomologist Doug Tallamy’s #2 choice among woody plants for its exceptional support of wildlife. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly-weed)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Butterfly Weed is one of the showiest native wildflowers. Summer waves of orange blossoms brighten open fields, woods, and waysides. Later, spindle-shaped seed pods pierce the air in shades of green, yellow, brown. When pods split open, the seeds’ silky threads glisten in the sun. Continue reading

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