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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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SHRUB: Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Fragrant, showy four-inch spires of white blossoms fall from arching stems in late spring. In autumn, the leaves of Virginia Sweetspire turn a vibrant red to orange. This native* favorite has graceful open growth habit and … 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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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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VINE: Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

The wild native wisteria is a climbing vine with chains of richly colored, sweetly fragrant flowers, although not as dramatic or as rampant as its Asian cousins. 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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