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Turkeybeard

Xerophyllum asphodeloides

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Blue Flag

Iris versicolor

 

Moist and wet areas provide the perfect setting for blue flag in the garden. In late spring to early summer, Iris versicolor produces stems containing several striking blue 3-4” flowers with a prominent yellow blotch on 2-3’ tall plants. Its sword-like, upright foliage is an attractive accent to the summer garden. In addition to wet conditions, blue flag grows well in average soil and filtered shade to sun. Blue flag makes an excellent focal point in a small pond or can be used in an area that is too wet for other garden plants.

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Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia is an attractive broadleaved evergreen flowering shrub that grows well in acidic, well-drained soils and part shade to full sun. Plants typically reach 5-8’ tall and wide with attractive glossy green foliage.

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Showy Skullcap

Sculleria serrata

Under-appreciated by most gardeners, showy skullcap is worth adding to almost any garden. The striking terminal spikes of lavender-blue flowers in late spring provide a splash of color after most spring wildflowers have faded.

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Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’

Henry’s Garnet Virginia sweetspire is a show stopper in late spring to early summer. This elegant arching, 4-6’ tall shrub produces masses of pure white finger-like flower clusters just as the summer heat builds.

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Silky Camellia

Stewartia malacodendron

Among our most unusual and showy woodland native plants, this deciduous shrub or small tree performs best in partial shade to sun in well-drained, acidic soils. In good years, silky camellia can develop excellent greenish-yellow to yellow fall color.

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Green-and-Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum

Green-and-gold is a marvelous semi-evergreen perennial groundcover that enlivens the garden with delightful masses of small, daisy-like yellow flowers during spring and then sporadically throughout the summer.

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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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Small’s Beardstongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beardstongue is an underused and, yet, stunning perennial for the garden border or shady woodland edge in summer. It develops robust stems that can grow 18-28″ tall, topped by exceptionally showy, pale lavender-violet to purplish-pink flowers, often in terminal clusters of 50 flowers or more.

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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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