Tag Archives: Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

SHRUB: Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)

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 performs best in partial shade with moist soil. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Monarda Punctata (Horsemint, Spotted Beebalm)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Native* to portions of the eastern United States and to NoVA (except for Loudoun County), Spotted Beebalm inhabits dry prairies and sandy areas. This showy plant with tubular flowers, colorful bracts, and a … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Verticillaster

verticillaster [ vur-tuh-si-las-ter ] noun: a mixed inflorescence consisting of two opposite dichasial cymes Continue reading

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SHRUB: Callicarpa americana (American Beauty-berry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Lavender flower clusters appear on new growth on this shrub from June to August, followed by clusters of fruit in show-stopping magenta in autumn. In the Mid-Atlantic Region, American Beauty-berry is reported to … Continue reading

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