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GROUND COVER: Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly-Pear)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Eastern Prickly-Pear (formerly O. compressa) is unique. Its natural habitat is in scattered pockets from Ontario, Canada, to Florida and Louisiana, rather than the Southwest. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Heuchera villosa (Hairy Alumroot)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Although Hairy Alumroot’s native habitat in Virginia is mostly in the southwestern mountains, its five-inch wide, semi-evergreen leaves and late season flower plumes make it a species worthy of consideration for a woodland garden. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Moist woods and stream banks are home to this charming wildflower that is less common to absent in the eastern portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region and is indigenous in NoVA only in Fairfax County. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Silene caroliniana (Wild Pink)

New factsheet! This charming wildflower, Silene caroliniana (wild pink), is native to dry forests, barrens, and outcrops throughout Virginia where it tolerates a range of soils. Its rose-pink flowers, which somewhat resemble those of phlox, bring bright color to the spring garden, and it remains evergreen in winter. Continue reading

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