Cylindrical heads of unusual bright purple flowers. Plants require well-drained site. This prairie legume fixes … Continued
browsing plants: native perennials
Native plants have evolved over thousands of years alongside native wildlife and therefore offer the most useful habitat. Native plants feed bugs at every stage of life, and bugs are the very foundation for our entire food web.
Our prairie natives require less water, and are adapted to grow in our soil types and temperature extremes, so they do well without requiring extensive resources and chemicals. Native plants help in management of rainwater runoff and maintain healthy soil with their deep root systems.
White flowering spikes bloom over airy, delicate foliage. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun. It … Continued
Striking grass blades are variegated with gray and gold. As summer progresses, blades mature to … Continued
Nodding blooms point upward and away from the pointed red and yellow flower center, resembling … Continued
Leathery leaves are a beautiful addition to the woodland garden and can form a lovely … Continued
Echinacea pallida is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun … Continued
This Great Plains native blooms in late spring to mid-summer. It is found growing in … Continued
A prairie native featuring showy purple flowers in July and August on plants that grow … Continued
A 2-4′ yellow-flowering native. Like its cousins, flowers make great cuts, butterflies are attracted to … Continued
Hollow, segmented, tubular stems grow to 4′ tall and grow in dry soils to wet, … Continued
Masses of reddish-purple panicle blooms are beautiful in large sweeps. NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF … Continued
Beautiful native growing to 4′ tall with glaucus, yucca-like foliage topped with clusters of white, … Continued