This silvery-sheened ‘pearly’ plant attracts a variety of butterflies and offers season-long interest in the home garden.
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.