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American blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-8

Biennial

2-6'

1-2.5'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Meadow, Naturalize, Medicinal

Appalachian sedge

Carex appalachica

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-7

Perennial

0.5-0.75'

1-1.5'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Groundcover, Shade Garden, Wildlife Garden, Winter Interest, Low-Growing, Lawn Alternative, Erosion Control

Beebalm

Monarda didyma

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-9

Perennial

2-4'

2-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Edible/Herb, Medicinal, Showy Bloom

Black eyed susan

Rudbeckia hirtia

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-7

Biennial

2-3'

1-2'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Meadow, Naturalize, Flower Cutting

Blue mist flower

Conoclinium coelestinum

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

5-9

Perennial

1.5-3'

1.5-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Groundcover, Naturalize, Low-Growing

Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-9

Perennial

1.5-2'

0.5-1'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Groundcover, Shade Garden, Wildlife Garden, Borders, Low-Growing

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-9

Perennial

1-2.5'

1-1.5'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam, Sand

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Naturalize, Meadow, Wildlife Garden, Water-Wise Planting

Christmas fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-9

Semi-evergreen

1-2'

1-2'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam, Sand

Use for

Erosion Control, Rain Garden, Shade Garden, Slopes

Common sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-8

Perennial

3-5'

2-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Meadow, Naturalize, Flower Cutting

American coral bells

Huchera americana

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-9

Perennial

1-2'

1-1.5'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Seasonal Interest, Fall Interest, Winter Interest, Shade Garden, Pollinator Garden, Naturalize, Groundcover, Low-Growing

Arkansas blue star

Amsonia hubritchii

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

5-8

Perennial

2-3'

2-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Borders, Flower Cutting, Fall Interest

Big bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-9

Perennial

4-6'

2-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Meadow, Naturalize, Winter Interest, Erosion Control, Wildlife Garden, Fall Interest

Blue false indigo

Baptisia australis

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-9

Perennial

3-4'

3-4'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Showy Bloom, Erosion Control

Blue star amsonia

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-9

Perennial

2-3'

1-2'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Rain Garden, Pollinator Garden, Shade Garden, Naturalize, Flower Cutting, Fall Interest

Blunt mountain mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-8

Perennial

1-3'

1-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Wildlife Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Meadow, Showy Bloom, Flower Cutting

Canada anemone

Anemone canadensis

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-8

Perennial

1-2'

2-2.5'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Groundcover, Naturalize

Cinnamon fern

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-9

Perennial

2-3'

2-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam, Sand

Use for

Rain Garden, Shade Garden

Anise hyssop

Agastache foeniculum

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-8

Perennial

2-4'

1.5-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam

Use for

Edible/Herb, Pollinator Garden

Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-8

Perennial

1-3'

1-3'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Wildlife Garden, Groundcover, Showy Bloom, Flower Cutting

Black cohosh

Actaea racemosa

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-8

Perennial

4-6'

2-4'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam

Use for

Shade Garden, Naturalize, Medicinal, Showy Bloom

Blue flag iris

Iris versicolor

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-9

Perennial

2-2.5'

2-2.5'

Light                   Water               Soil

Loam

Use for

Wetland Planting, Rain Garden

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-8

Perennial

2-5'

1.5-2'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Pollinator Garden

Brown eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

4-8

Perennial

3-5'

1-2'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Wildlife Garden, Meadow, Restoration, Flower Cutting, Naturalize, Showy Bloom

Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-9

Perennial

2-4'

1-2'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Showy Bloom

Common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Hardiness

Life cycle

Height

Spread

3-9

Perennial

2-3'

0.75-1'

Light                   Water               Soil

Clay, Loam, Sand

Use for

Pollinator Garden, Meadow, Naturalize