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.
Mad Dog Skullcap is a low-growing perennial with tiny, tubular, two-lipped blue flowers blooming from July to early October.
Bottle Gentian are slow-growing but long-lived perennials with dark blue, bottle-like cylindrical flowers that look like buds about to open.
Virginia Wild Rye is a cool season perennial bunch grass featuring silvery blue-green leaves in spring and brilliant golden brown leaves in fall.
One of the showiest of our many native goldenrods; it blooms late summer to fall and provides an important nectar source for pollinators.
Each delicate looking flower has 5 odorless, white, fringed petals; mainly pollinated by moths.
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.
Purple Giant Hyssop is a tall, late-summer blooming perennial. Purple flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.