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Atamasco Lily

Atamasco Lily Zephyranthes atamasca Height: 6-12 inches Light: Sun to partial shade Moisture: Moist, wet, well-drained soil Bloom Time: April – May Flower Color: White Foliage: Basal leaves only Unassuming at first, with grassy foliage and short stature, Atamasco Lilies surprise with their large, fragrant…

Bloodroot

Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis Height: 5-12 inches Light: Sun to partial shade Soil Type: Moist, well-drained soil Bloom Time: March-May Flower Color: White with yellow stamen Foliage: Leaves grow rapidly after flowers die and persist until late summer Bloodroot does indeed have reddish-orange roots (rhizomes) from…

Butterflyweed

Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Height: 1-3 feet Light: Full sun Soil: Does well in dry conditions. Don’t overwater. Bloom Time: June – September Flower Color: Orange or yellow flowers Foliage: Green Very drought tolerant, this gorgeous orange-flowered milkweed attracts Swallowtail and Monarch butterflies as a nectar…

Fire Pink

Fire Pink Silene virginica Height: 6-18 inches Light: Sun to partial shade Soil: Dry to moderately moist, well-drained soil Bloom Time: April – June Flower Color: Red Foliage: Green Vibrant fire-engine red, Fire Pink blooms from spring to early summer. Related to carnations, the ‘pink’…

Foam Flower

Foam Flower Tiarella cordifolia Height: 6-12 inches Light: partial shade – shade Soil: Moist, well drained Bloom Time: April to June Flower Color: White to pink Foliage: Plants are often grown for green foliage Airy, star-shaped flowers atop attractive foliage, the clump-forming Foam Flower is…

Goldenrods

Goldenrods Solidago spp. Height: 1-3 feet Light: Full sun Soil: Drought tolerant Bloom Time: Mid summer to mid fall Flower Color: Yellow (sometimes white) Foliage: Most have toothed leaves but some have entire leaves Drought tolerant and providing nectar for butterflies, Goldenrod flowers bring a…

Helen’s Flower

Helen’s Flower Helenium autumnale Height: 2-5 feet Light: Full sun Soil Type: Prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates drought Bloom Time: August – October Flower Color: Yellow, Bronze, Orange, Red Foliage: Green Scalloped yellow petals angle from a done-shaped yellow-green center like a ballerina’s tutu….

Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder Polemonium reptans Height: 3-4 feet Light: Sun to part shade Soil Type: Moist, well-drained soil Bloom Time: Late March – May Flower Color: Lavender-blue Foliage: Blue-green Jacob’s Ladder is mounding in form, making a beautiful groundcover for garden beds of woodland settings. Prefers…

Mayapple

Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum Height: 1-2 feet Light: Part shade – shade Soil Type: Moist, well-drained soil Bloom Time: April – May Flower Color: White, which turns into crab apple sized edible fruits that ripen in early summer Foliage: Green Walking through woods in spring, you…

Narrowleaf Silky Golden Aster

Narrowleaf Silky Golden Aster Pityopsis graminifolia Height: 2-3 feet Light: Sun to part shade Soil Type: Prefers dry, sandy soil (will rot if kept too wet) Bloom Time: Mid spring – mid fall Flower Color: Bright yellow Foliage: Grown for silver/gray foliage, evergreen, herbaceous Soft,…