Rudbeckia triloba, or the Brown-eyed Susan, is a biennial (short-lived perennial) plant that grows best in full sun and moist soil. This hardy, long-blooming plant tolerates a range of growing conditions and supports a variety of wildlife.
Zizia aptera, known mostly by its common names Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders or Meadow Zizia, is an herbaceous perennial plant with heart-shaped leaves that grows in a variety of habitats from prairies to woodlands.
Virginia Wild Rye is a cool season perennial bunch grass featuring silvery blue-green leaves in spring and brilliant golden brown leaves in fall.
The state flower of New Jersey, Common Blue Violets adorn our yards in early spring, providing an important food source for emerging bees.
Maple-leaf-shaped foliage surround purple, fragrant, rose-like flowers that bloom profusely all summer long.
Pussy Willow has attractive early spring blooming “furry” flowers resembling a tiny cat’s paw.
Tiny densely clustered pink flowers attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Host plant for numerous butterfly and moth caterpillars.
Spike-like flowers bloom in late summer to early autumn; seedheads resemble a bottle brush and offer interesting texture in the garden.
Bright yellow 4-petaled flowers bloom continuously from mid-summer through early fall, attracting bees, butterflies and birds.
Clumping sedge with fine textured leaves that grows in wet conditions; wildlife friendly!