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Crested Iris A Top Native Plant To Southern Gardens "This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden." Part sun to shade and moist, well-drained soil, to 1 foot tall, zones 3 - 9.

15 Top Native Plants for Southern Gardens

Crested Iris: Crested Iris This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden.

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) is a pretty little groundcover native to areas of North America with leaves, flowers, and berries that look remarkably like those of its cousin, flowering dogwood. It thrives in moist, shady spots and grows 4-6 inches tall. The white flowers sparkle in a woodland garden in spring; the berries turn red in autumn and are a favorite of vireos. It is not

The Best Berry Plants for Birds

Woodland phlox has it all; it's disease resistant, doesn't mind shade, and offers blue, purple, or white fragrant springtime flowers.

15 Top Native Plants for Southern Gardens

"Woodland phlox has it all; it's disease resistant, doesn't mind shade, and offers blue, purple, or white fragrant springtime flowers." Name: Phlox divaricata

В свое время меня удивило название - Russian sage, русский шалфей. Перовския (Perowskia) стала известна благодаря герою войны двенадцатого года и губернатору Оренбургской губернии генералу Василию Алексеевичу Перовскому (внебрачному сыну графа Алексея Разумовского). Генерал нашел его в Средней Азии…

The habit of 'Denim 'n Lace' (shown) is perkier than those of other Russian sages, making it a nice fit behind shorter plants in a border. This sage grows up to 32 inches high and wide.

Cup Plant  Standing tall over the prairies of North America -- or your garden -- cup plant bears golden daisies on sturdy 8-foot-tall stems from midsummer to early fall. Wondering where its name comes from? The upper leaves attach and clasp the stem, creating a "cup" that holds water for birds and other critters.  Name: Silphium perfoliatum  Zones: 4-9

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Standing tall over the prairies of North America -- Cup plant bears golden daisies on sturdy stems from midsummer to early fall. The upper leaves attach and clasp the stem, creating a "cup" that holds water. Name: Silphium perfoliatum Zones:

Serviceberry

The Best Berry Plants for Birds

SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier selections) Robins, Thrushes eat the fruits, a small tree or large shrub, depending on the variety. Types range from 4 to 25 feet tall, but all offer pretty springtime blooms and great fall color.

Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all – utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than ½ a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.

Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.

Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is an evergreen North American native tree that provides shelter & food

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' Commonly known as the Beautyberry Bush. A must have shrub in the garden. Easy to grow with great color in the fall.

A Must Have In the Garden: Callicarpa Beautyberry Bush

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' Commonly known as the Beautyberry Bush. A must have shrub in the garden. Easy to grow with great color in the fall. A popular pin from Garden Matter.

Long blooming, drought tolerant and clay friendly California native Clarkias annuals. they self-sow reliably, so you’ll have new volunteers every year, brand new plants that never look aged or sad. Exceptionally exuberant, “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” quickly reaches 30” x 30”, displaying a profusion of 2” cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).

Ruby Chalice Clarkia - long blooming, drought tolerant and exuberant, quickly reaches x displaying a profusion of cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).

Variegated Winter Daphne | Evergreen shrub prized for beautiful rosy-pink flower buds that open to white, sweetly fragrant flowers in winter and early spring. Green foliage is attractively variegated with a yellow margin. 3'-4' tall and wide. Partial sun.

Variegated Winter Daphne Evergreen shrub prized for beautiful rosy-pink flower buds that open to white, sweetly fragrant flowers in winter and early spring. Green foliage is attractively variegated with a yellow margin.

A Gardener's Guide to Hydrangeas -  Hydrangeas come in a staggering array of shapes, sizes, and varieties. Knowing which of these flowering shrubs will do best in your backyard is the first step to success with this beautiful bloomer. Plus get tips for hydrangea care!

How to Care for and Choose Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas come in a staggering array of shapes, sizes, and varieties. Knowing which of these flowering shrubs will do best in your backyard is the first step to success with this beautiful bloomer. Plus get tips for hydrangea care!

Pentas are always one of the favorites of the butterflies in my garden.  Perennial in zone 8B and higher, they are a great investment that continues to bring beauty year after year!

Pentas - Butterfly mix: Named for its five petaled flowers, Pentas explode with blooms and flowers prolifically even in hot conditions. A great flower for any garden.

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