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

PERENNIAL: Trillium grandiflorum (Wood Lily, Great White Trillium)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This showy trillium, with flower diameters up to four inches, is a familiar spring native wildflower in the Mid-Atlantic* woodlands of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian Plateaus. The Virginia Native Plant Society named Great White Trillium Wildflower of the Year in 1996. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Pachysandra procumbens (Allegheny spurge)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Why plant English Ivy, Vinca, or Liriope when you can enjoy this southern, semi-evergreen gem? Fragrant white flower spikes in spring, later become camouflaged by a new flush of gorgeous, crisp green foliage. Leaves have a scalloped margin and take on an attractive mottling. Continue reading

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CORM: Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
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This small and delicate native ephemeral blooms early spring in rich, moist, open woodlands and meadows throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.* As tree canopies leaf out and temperatures rise, its foliage fades away and will not reappear until the next year. The Virginia Native Plant Society honored Spring Beauty as Wildflower of the Year in 1990. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Calycanthus floridus, (Sweet-shrub)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

While primarily native to several southeastern states, this trouble-free shrub, also known as Carolina Allspice, does well in Northern Virginia. It delights the senses with showy and fragrant flowers when planted as a specimen or a screening hedge near a front door or patio.
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