Plants - Native Plants and Wildflowers

An insider's guide to growing native plants

Find a niche for native plants among their cultivated cronies in your garden


Spring

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis, Zone 3) Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum, Zone 5)

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia, Zone 3) Willow blue-star (Amsonia tabernaemontana, Zone 3)

Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum, Zone 1) Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris, Zone 5)

Late spring/early summer
Eastern columbine (Aquilegia canadensis, Zone 3) Barrenwort (Epimedium x versicolor, Zone 5)

Blue phlox (Phlox divaricata, Zone 4) Lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis, Zone 4)

Spotted geranium (Geranium maculatum, Zone 4) Leopard's bane (Doronicum columnae, Zone 4)

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis, Zone 2) Delphinium Elatum group (Zone 4)

Midsummer
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea, Zone 3) Daylily (Hemerocallis cvs., Zone 3)

Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata, Zone 4) Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa, Zone 4)

Late summer
Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata Zone 3) Small globe thistle (Echinops ritro Zone 3)

Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana, Zone 4) Monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelii, Zone 3)

Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum, Zone 3) Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides, Zone 4)

Fall
Prairie dropseed grass (Sporobolus heterolepis, Zone 4) Sedum ‘Autumn Joy' (Zone 4)

Bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii, Zone 4) Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis, Zone 4)

Sources:
Fraser's Thimble Farms:
Claytonia virginica, Gentiana andrewsii, Hepatica americana, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Onoclea sensibilis, Podophyllum peltatum, Polystichum acrostichoides, Sanguinaria canadensis, Sporobolus heterolepsis, Uvularia grandiflora.

Grand Moraine Growers - Native Plant Nursery: Fragaria virginiana, Geranium maculatum, Geum triflorum, Helianthus divaricatus, Podophyllum peltatum, Sanguinaria canadensis, Solidago flexicaulis, Uvularia grandiflora, Waldsteinia fragarioides.

Old Field & Wildflower Garden: Claytonia virginica, Erythronium americanum, Gentiana andrewsii, Sanguinaria canadensis, Solidago flexicaulis, Waldsteinia fragarioides.

Ontario Native Plants Nursery: Gentiana andrewsii, Geum triflorum.

Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery: Geum triflorum.

The Perennial Gardens: Amsonia tabernaemontana, Erythronium americanum, Geranium maculatum, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Onoclea sensibilis, Podophyllum peltatum, Uvularia grandiflora.

Prairie Habitats Inc.: Fragaria virginiana, Geum triflorum.

Woodland Farm: Geranium maculatum, Vernonia fasciculata.

 

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