Natives for Everyone

Using native plants instead of the conventional choices livens up the garden.

By Andrea DeLong-Amaya

Photography by Christa Neu

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native plants for everyoneSoutheast/Midwest

Herbaceous

  • ‘Henry Islar’ black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Henry Islar’)
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides)
  • Stokes’ aster (Stokesia laevis)

Grasses/Grasslike

  • Inland sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
  • Yellow Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Trees

  • Prairie crabapple (Malus ioensis)
  • Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Shrubs

  • Big root prickly pear (Opuntia macrorhiza)
  • ‘Blue Rug’ juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

 


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