Category Archives: Perennial

PERENNIAL: Aquilegia canadensis (Wild or Eastern Red Columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern Columbine) is this week’s selection for Tried and True Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Perennial, Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic | Tagged , | Comments Off on PERENNIAL: Aquilegia canadensis (Wild or Eastern Red Columbine)

PERENNIAL: Tradescantia virginiana (Spiderwort)

The Virginia Native Plant Society honored Spiderwort as Wildflower of the Year in 2008. Continue reading

Posted in Perennial, Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic | Tagged , | Comments Off on PERENNIAL: Tradescantia virginiana (Spiderwort)

PERENNIAL: Iris virginica (Virginia or Southern Blue Flag)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The wetland species of Southern Blue Flag and its close relative, Northern Blue Flag (Iris versicolor), grow in fresh to mildly brackish tidal marshes and wet meadows of the Mid-Atlantic, but the former is mostly found from Virginia southward to Florida. Both native irises share similar growth habits and showy flowers that attract hummingbirds. Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Perennial, Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on PERENNIAL: Iris virginica (Virginia or Southern Blue Flag)

Native Blooms for the Summer Garden

Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills as she describes the characteristics and attributes of 35 native perennials, woody plants, and grasses that bloom during the summer months. Continue reading

Posted in Grass, Native Plants, Perennial, Shrub, Video, Vine | Comments Off on Native Blooms for the Summer Garden