Category Archives: Perennial

PERENNIAL: Polygonatum biflorum (Smooth Solomon’s Seal)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Common in moist woods throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic, this native understory plant is noted for its graceful arching stems, dainty bell-like flowers, and conspicuous leaf veins. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
The few established populations of purple coneflowers in Virginia and Pennsylvania appear to be escapes from cultivation. So many beneficial insects (and goldfinches) flock to it though, one thinks of Echinacea as native. In any case, its attributes make it a “must-have” for a sunny garden. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower)

Rudbeckia fulgida (Eastern or Orange Coneflower)
The lovely coneflower is native to Ilinois, Missouri and Arkansas but supports so many beneficial insects and goldfinches that it functions as a native in the sunny garden in our area. Continue reading

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