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Green Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia oreophila

For gardeners who enjoy the curious or are wild about carnivorous plants, the green pitcher plant is a perfect garden candidate. This rare native plant of the south is easy to grow in acid boggy conditions.

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Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora

Southern magnolia is one of our most attractive native broad-leaved evergreen trees. There are few trees that can rival it as a specimen tree for larger landscapes, maturing to 50’ tall or more.

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Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed is a colorful, long-lived, drought tolerant perennial. Large clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers top clumps of erect, hairy 1-2’ tall stems with lance-shaped leaves. It is one of many Asclepias species, all of which are required food for monarch butterfly larvae.

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Indian Pink

Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink is a long-lived perennial that brings stunning color to the summer garden. Vivid red tubular flowers borne in terminal clusters open to expose a chartreuse yellow interior, reminiscent of a firecracker exploding.

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Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea is one of the most useful native shrubs for the garden. With its unique deeply lobed, oak-like leaves, large white flower clusters, and attractive exfoliating bark, oakleaf hydrangea is impressive when massed or used as a specimen.

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Black Bugbane

Actaea racemosa

Also known as black cohosh, this robust woodland perennial provides a striking display of white flowers on 5-6’ tall spikes as the color of spring wildflowers fades. Black bugbane also produces sharply divided foliage, making it an excellent plant for massing in the naturalistic garden.

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Turk’s Cap Lily

Lilium superbum

In the sultry heat of summer, Turk’s cap lily is a magnificent flowering bulb for the shady garden. In late July, upright clusters of reflexed, bell-shaped, orange to red spotted flowers form a stunning candelabra-like arrangement atop 7-10’ tall plants.

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Summer Sweet Clethra

Clethra alnifolia

This gem brightens up the garden border during a quiet time of the season. It prefers part shade and moist to wet, acidic soils but is amazingly adaptable to dry conditions. Summer sweet clethra blooms during mid-summer with a profusion of white bottlebrush-like flowers that are very fragrant.

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Lemon Bergamot

Monarda citriodora

Lemon bergamot grows easily in the sort of dry, rocky soils and full sun that many other plants aren’t able to handle. Pleasantly fragrant tubular flowers bloom through midsummer. This plant is particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees when massed.

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Whorled Tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Blooming from late spring to late summer, whorled tickseed makes a great addition to an area with poorer, well-drained soil. Bright yellow daisy-like flowers sit atop dense, bushy clumps of stems bearing thread-like leaves. Shearing in late summer promotes a fall bloom.

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