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PERENNIAL: Liatris spicata ([Dense] Blazing Star, Gayfeather)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Tall and upright, Gayfeather provides nice vertical form in a garden. Its purplish, feathery flower spikes contrast well with yellow-flowered, mound-forming plants. The dried spikes provide interest in fall and winter. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Baptisia is a bold plant that in early spring produces multiple stems of beautiful gray-green foliage.  By mid-spring the foliage is topped by 1- to 2-foot flowering spikes that are a magnificent blue color. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar)

New Fact Sheet! Amsonia tabernaemontana, (Bluestar) ,a native perennial of floodplain and mesic slope forests, open woodlands, and stream banks, has much to recommend it. It is easy to maintain and has showy blue blooms in the spring and attractive foliage color in the fall. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Uvularia grandiflora (Large-Flowered Bellwort)

When planted en masse, the graceful, nodding flowers of Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort) create a lovely visage when they peek from under foliage, which also is attractive, especially to white-tailed deer. Even if deer are not a bother, foliage may disappear as temperatures heat up. Depending on where it grows, this native perennial may act like an ephemeral and enter early dormancy. Continue reading

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