Annuals, Bulbs, and Corms

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Learn About Specific Annuals, Bulbs, and Corms


Impatiens capensis (Spotted Jewelweed) with sweat bee in September. Photo © 2019 Mary Free

Where to See These Plants in our Demonstration Gardens

Many of these recommended plants can easily be seen in person at local public gardens. The following gardens feature native plants and are designed and maintained by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, serving Arlington and Alexandria.

Shade Demonstration Garden at Bon Air Park
850 N. Lexington Street  Arlington, Virginia 22205 (near the shelter)

Native plants that thrive in morning shade and partial sun

  • Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty) in Section 2E