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What should I know about Black-Eyed Susan?

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan is a very popular native plant for the English Garden. The yellow flowers are large and showy. These plants re-seed very well. They should be planted in a sunny location, but will tolerate any soil conditions. They will grow 2-3 feet tall and should be planted three feet apart.

What is a good native plant that flowers?

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed is an excellent native plant for the English Garden. It is long-lived, well-manicured, attracts butterflies, and provides lots of color for the garden. This perennial grows 3-5 feet tall and should be planted 2-3 feet apart. Flowers in late summer to early fall. Tolerates very dry soil and is very low-maintenance.

Which native plants have large flowers?

Bee Balm

Bee Balm or Monarda is an excellent native perennial that has excellent flowers. Growing to 4-5 feet tall this vigorous plant is one of the best flowering natives. My favorite is 'Jacob Cline' which is mildew-proof. This plant also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and the crushed leaves help eliminate the pain from bee stings. This plant should be planted in full sun to light shade.

What is an excellent native plant with purple flowers?

Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower is a wonderful plant for the natural garden. This excellent native plant should be planted in full sun to light shade and will thrive in almost any soil. Flowers will emerge in summer to early fall.

Is Goldenrod a weed or a flowering garden plant?


Goldenrod is considered a weed in some locations, but it can be an excellent native flowering plant if cared for properly. This yellow flowering perennial grows to 2-3 feet and should be spaced three feet apart. Grows best in full sun to light shade.

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