Tag Archives: perennial

VINE: Clematis virginiana (Virgin’s-bower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
New fact-sheet! Learn more about this beautiful vine – Clematis virginiana, also known as Virgin’s Bower, a great plant for pollinators. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Lobelias can be impressive, especially when dozens are growing together.    Showy blue flowers are held on long flower stems and loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Although a number of plants share the common name Black-eyed Susan, it is Rudbeckia hirta, which was designated the “Floral Emblem” of Maryland in 1918. Continue reading

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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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