Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Native St Johns Wort / Hypericum densiflorum April 21, 2019

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A beautiful native shrub / small tree, with lacy foliage and bright yellow flowers in summer.  Mature trunks develop a shiny bark that looks almost metallic.  Great for winter interest.  Full to part sun, 6 feet tall.  Suckers when mature.

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Sea Oats / Chasmanthium April 20, 2019

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This is an extremely fast-spreading grass great for erosion-control or stabilizing a slope.  Beautiful green foliage all summer, gorgeous seed heads in the fall that last all winter.  1-2 feet tall.  Reseeds easily especially in moist soil.  Sun to part sun, Native, great cut flower in arrangements.

 

White Aster / Symphyotrichum ericoides

This white aster grows and spreads vigorously into a dense mat of foliage, and is covered in fall with a multitude of tiny white flowers that the pollinators love.  Native, grows in sun or shade.

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Aster ‘Raydon’s Blue’

Aster-oblongifolius-Raydons-FavoriteFletcher,NC320My favorite fall aster blooms so prolifically in September that the entire plant is smothered in flowers.  3′ high in bloom.  Pollinators love her, and sometimes the blooms hang on into December!  When it is happy, it will form a large, dense mat of attractive silvery foliage in spring and summer.  Full to part sun, Native.

 

Tall Black-Eyed Susan / Rudbeckia ‘Herbstonne’

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This native plant has attractive cut foliage in spring, and blooms mid-summer with abundant yellow flowers, each with a green cone.  At bloom, she is 5 feet tall.  A great plant for the back of the border.  Full to part sun.

 

Ostrich Fern / Matteuccia struthiopteris June 21, 2017

Filed under: Foliage interest,Ground covers,Native Plants,Spring Interest,Summer Interest — annapolisplants @ 6:09 pm

This NATIVE fern grows 3-5′ high and readily spreads where happy.

Can form a dense groundcover if the ground is moist.

Can take full sun if moisture is abundant, otherwise part to full shade.

Beautiful fronds uncurl in spring.  Statuesque presence in the shade border all summer.

 

New York Ironweed / Vernonia noveboracensis April 22, 2017

Filed under: Deer-resistant,Flowers purple,Native Plants,Sun-loving plants — annapolisplants @ 2:32 am

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New York Ironweed grows about 4-6′ tall, great for the back of the border.  Bright purple in late summer.  Sturdy, totally drought-resistant once established.  Hairy leaves repel deer.