Showy milkweed produces dusty pink flower clusters in mid-summer atop large, glossy leaves that resemble … Continued
browsing plants: native plants
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.
Attracts monarch butterflies and a host of other insects while being tolerant of heat and … Continued
Swamp milkweed sports lightly fragrant flower clusters from early summer through fall. Plants grow 3-5′ … Continued
Plants grow up to 4′ and produce white flowers. This species prefers medium-wet to dry … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year! Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) features showy … Continued
Whorled milkweed blooms later than other milkweeds with white flowers July thru September. The caterpillars … Continued
Easily grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Tolerates … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year! Baptisia australis is an upright native … Continued
A stately plant with white flowers in June followed by black pods that make fabulous … Continued
Mounded, gray-green velvety foliage has a chocolate aroma topped by flower heads with yellow rays … Continued
A North American native grass that makes a good substitute for Miscanthus. 1-2′ foot plumes … Continued
Vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized, native deciduous tree which occurs on floodplains, swampy bottomlands, and along streams. … Continued