Phlox divaricata floks, dy-vair-ih-KAY-tuh is a wildflower found natively throughout eastern North America.It’s often found in fields and forests, where it produces spreading growth.Phlox divaricata has several common names:Wild blue phloxWoodland phloxWild sweet WilliamThe plant belongs to the Polemoniaceae family of annuals and perennials.
Helleborus niger hel-eh-BORE-us, NY-ger is an herbaceous semi-evergreen perennial from the Ranunculaceae family (Ranunculus).This plant is known for producing large striking flowers in winter.When all other flowering plants rest, the Christmas rose sports incredible looking blooms under trees and in gardens.
Stachys Byzantina stak-iss, biz-an-TEE-nuh is an evergreen herbaceous perennial species from the Lamiaceae family.While the plant is native to Turkey, Iran, and Armenia, it is grown as an ornamental plant in most of the temperate regions of the world and has been naturalized in some areas.Stachys olympica and Stachys lanata are the two other botanical names often used for this plant.
As full sun-loving bedding plants that produce flowers in abundance, Lantanas are made to order.Plant them in your outdoor garden when all danger of frost pasts.In warm areas of the south where frost seldom if ever occurs, colorful lantanas can be grown all year in the garden.There they will bloom constantly, needing only occasional trimming to keep them in shape.
If you’re in an area where the landscape requires large, green, lush planting… look no further than Hosta Plants. Hostas known as plantain lilies provide an excellent foliage effect.They are also known and Funkia or Giboshi in Japanese and are native to the North East Asian continent. These are very shade tolerant plants which give shaded spaces lush green look to your landscape.
Blue Eyed Grass or Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill. sis-ee-RINK-ee-um, an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-um is noted for its ornamental violet-blue flowers and narrow-leaf foliage.It is an herbaceous perennial from the iris family, Iridaceae and subfamily Iridoideae.Others in the family include:Louisiana IrisPeacock OrchidIt is also known as Sisyrinchium graminoides.
Trillium grandiflorum (Michx.) TRIL-ee-um, gran-dih-FLOR-um is a herbaceous flowering perennial and a part of the bunchflower family Melanthiaceae.It is considered a native plant in much of eastern North America.The scientific name of the plant refers to the leaves, sepals, and white petals, as they come in groups of threes.
Epimedium Ep-ih-MEE-dee-um is a flowering genus in Berberidaceae family.These plants are native to Asia and Europe, prevalent in China, and distributed around different areas of Eastern Asia and the Mediterranean region.It makes an exciting addition to the shade garden.The genus Epimedium includes various varieties, including:Epimedium x RubrumEpimedium WushanenseEpimedium × Versicolor ‘Sulphureum’Epimedium GrandiflorumEpimedium SagittatumEpimedium KoreanumThe common names for Epimedium plants include:Fairy WingsHorny Goat WeedBishop’s MitreBarrenwort Bishop’s HatBarrenwortYin Yang HuoRandy Beef GrassBarrenwort Plant CareSize & GrowthThe Horny Goat Weed forms a thick clump of dark green leaves.
Boltonia bol-TO-nee-uh is a genus of plants mostly native to North America, including the Great Plains and the Mississippi Valley.These plants belong to the Asteraceae family, which also includes the chamomile plant.The Boltonia genus only includes a handful of native plant species, including the popular Boltonia asteroides, also known as:False chamomileFalse asterWhite doll’s daisyIt’s a robust perennial plant with stems reaching several feet tall.
Dictamnus albus dik-TAM-nus, AL-bus is an herbaceous perennial, native to warm woodlands of southern Europe, Asia, and northern Africa belonging to the family Rutaceae.The plants come back every year and it is the only species in the Dictamnus genus but has many geographical variants.Dictamnus albus has a few different common names including:Gas plantsBurning bushDittanyFraxinellaThe name burning bush and gasplant are derived from the volatile oils the plant produces, which catch fire rapidly in extremely hot weather.
Lamium LAY-mee-um is a genus of approximately 50 species of flowering plants from the dead nettle, sage or mint family, Lamiaceae.Lamium plants with their tiny flowers are often used as a perennial ground cover.The herbaceous species within the genus are native to Asia, Europe, and some regions in northern Africa.
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium tha-LIK-trum, ak-wil-egg-ee-FOH-lee-um are known for their gorgeous showy flowers and are a part of the buttercup Ranunculus family Ranunculaceae.These Eudicots are native to temperate Asia and Europe. T. aquilegifolium also naturalizes in North America with populations limited to New York, United States, and Ontario, Canada.
Hyacinthoides hispanica hy-uh-sin-THOY-deez, his-PAN-ih-kuh has bright blue flowers and part of the garden asparagus family called Asparagaceae.Originally, these bulbous flowering perennials are native to the Iberian Peninsula.However, these are effective naturalizers and easy to hybridize.While “Spanish Bluebells” is the only known common name of the species, it is known by a number of synonyms including:Scilla hispanicaScilla campanulataEndymion hispanicusRegardless of which name you choose to use, the flowers on these plants are incredibly gorgeous and make great additions to spring-flowering garden beds.
Blue Delphiniums Del-fin-ee-um are perennial wildflowers of around 300 different species. All a part of the Buttercup family (which include Ranunculus and Clematis) and are native to the Northern Hemisphere.Part of the family is a group of dwarf varieties referred to as the Belladonna group.Its name ‘Delphinium’ has Greek origins and is derived from the Greek word for ‘dolphin’ since the flower bud was thought to resemble a dolphin’s nose.
Gunnera guh-NER-uh , is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Gunneraceae family.Gunnera is the only genus in the perennial family and contains 63 different species.Many of these species contain very large leaves, some measuring up to 10′ feet in size.Gunnera plants are mostly native to warm climates south of the Equator.
Monarda clinopodia mo-NAR-da, klin-oh-POH-dee-uh (syn. Monarda allophylla) is the scientific name for a bee balm plant species known for its white flowers.Monarda plants are from the mint family, Lamiaceae and Lamiales orders are vast in numbers and characteristics.Out of these, the Monarda or the bee balm genus is known to attract a wide range of pollinators.
Monarda fistulosa mo-NAR-da, fist-yoo-LOW-suh is commonly called wild bergamot, bee balm, horsemint, or wild oregano.This herbaceous perennial plant is native to many parts of North America and belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae.It is named in honor of botanist and physician, Nicholas Monardes who was born in Seville in the late 15th century and died in 1588.
Ricinus communis RISS-i-nus, KOM-yoo-nis is a perennial flowering shrub or small tree species in the Euphorbiaceae or spurge family.Although the plant is native to the Middle East and northeast Africa, it has been naturalized and widely cultivated throughout the warm areas of the world, primarily for producing castor oil.
Tiarella cordifolia tee-ah-REL-lah, kor-di-FOH-lee-uh , commonly known as the foam flower plant, are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with dense, clumpy foliage and frothy spikes of pristine white flowers.It is named after a Greek word Tiarella meaning tiara or Persian turban due to its uneven pistil.
Oenothera Fruticosa Ee-no-HEE-ruh, Froo-tih-KOH-suh is a flowering plant species in the Onagraceae family.It is a native perennial to eastern North America, mostly growing in different open habitats, including moist savannas, rocky outcrops, and dry woodlands.The common names of this plant include:Evening Primrose PlantWild BeetSundropsNarrow-Leaf Evening PrimroseCommon Evening PrimroseEvening Primrose Plant CareSize & GrowthOenothera is branching and spreading plant, which grows about 3’ to 5’ feet tall.
Pulsatilla vulgaris pul-sa-TIL-uh, vul-GAIR-iss is a herbaceous perennial known for its glorious blooms from the buttercup family Ranunculaceae and genus Pulsatilla.Native to calcareous grasslands in Europe, this plant was previously known as Anemone pulsatilla.Of the 33 species in the genus Pulsatilla the most well known are:Pulsatilla patens – blue-violet flowersPulsatilla vulgarisPulsatilla hirsutissima (the Official State Flower of South Dakota)Over the years, the plant has earned popularity and a few common names.