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.
Mimulus alatus plants have square stems, smooth leaves, and pale blue to violet, snapdragon-like flowers that bloom from June through September.
Mad Dog Skullcap is a low-growing perennial with tiny, tubular, two-lipped blue flowers blooming from July to early October.
Geum rivale is a clump-forming, hairy perennial with showy, nodding, bell-shaped purple flowers.
Ohio spiderwort has attractive foliage and showy blue flowers that attract native bees.
Bottle Gentian are slow-growing but long-lived perennials with dark blue, bottle-like cylindrical flowers that look like buds about to open.
Virginia Mountain Mint is an easy-to-grow, wildlife-friendly, deer-resistant perennial in the Lamiaceae (mint) family.
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.