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

SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This attractive native member of the Rose family is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Solidago rugosa (Rough-Stemmed Goldenrod)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Golden sprays of flowers brighten the garden from late summer to frost, supporting 115 species of moths, butterflies, native bees, and other insect pollinators.  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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TREE: Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Lovely, lemon-scented, cup-shaped flowers appear mid-spring and bloom intermittently throughout the summer, followed in the fall by showy conelike fruit. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Eutrochium dubium (Eastern or Coastal Joe-Pye Weed)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This more diminutive Joe Pye Weed is native to the eastern coastal plain and can be found in swamps, shores, and wet meadows. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Viburnum prunifolium (Black Haw)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This elegant large shrub to small tree, found in woods and thickets, has an upright oval crown when young, often becoming irregular with drooping lower branches.  Continue reading

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Native Grasses for Fall and Winter

As summer’s annuals are beginning to fade and fall perennials are putting on their last show of bloom, native grasses take on a more prominent role in the natural landscape. Continue reading

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TREE: Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Found in a variety of sites from creek bottoms to upland slopes in eastern North America, Black Gum is noted for its beautiful yellow to orange to scarlet fall foliage.  Bees make a flavorful honey … Continue reading

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VINE: Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Found naturally along roadsides, pastures, and open woods, the exotic flowers and edible fruit of Purple Passionflower make this unique vine a striking ornamental plant for the garden. The common name, Maypop, refers to the fruit, … Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Lobelias can be impressive, especially when dozens are growing together.  Great Blue Lobelia typically grows in moist to wet locations along streams, sloughs, swamps, and meadows.  Showy blue flowers are held on long … Continue reading

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