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Aesclepius tuberosa 'Butterfly Weed', my favorite orange blooming Tennessee native perennial for sun.   Gorgeous Garden at a Historic Home - Traditional Home®

Aesclepius tuberosa 'Butterfly Weed', orange blooming Tennessee native perennial for sun.

Blue Indigo Seeds, Baptisia australis, Wild Blue Indigo - Wildflower Seeds from American Meadows

Blue Indigo Seeds

Wild Indigo :: attracts bees, native to N America, likes shade Baptisia australis, Baptisia australis - Spring Perennials from American Meadows

Siberian Iris Siberian iris adds color to flowerbeds in early summer, and vertical accents all summer long. Like most irises, these are moisture-loving plants, but once established they will tolerate dry soil. The blooms appear atop leafless stems rising from the 2-foot-tall grasslike foliage. Colors include white, blue, yellow, and violet, with many bicolors. In addition to brightening the garden, Siberian iris provides a steady supply of cut flowers.

26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden

Siberian Iris adds color in early summer. Like most irises, these are moisture-loving plants, but once established they will tolerate dry soil. The blooms appear atop leafless stems rising from the grasslike foliage.

Here's another perfect species for my landscape.  This would be great on the fence near my drive.

Editors' Picks: Favorite Fuss-Free Plants

A great annual flower for hot, dry beds near a driveway or other sun-baked site, portulaca is as fuss-free as they come. It is bright and cheerful, creeping happily along hot spots and flowering all summer.

Crested Iris A Top Native Plant To Southern Gardens "This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden." Part sun to shade and moist, well-drained soil, to 1 foot tall, zones 3 - 9.

15 Top Native Plants for Southern Gardens

Crested Iris: Crested Iris This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden.

If you’ve spent much time trying to rid your landscape of Canadian thistle, you may be a bit wary of planting a perennial with “thistle” in its name. But unlike its weedy invader from…

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

This sun-loving perennial grows feet tall and produces showy, bright blue or white thistle-like balls of bloom from mid to late summer.

annual: 'Cajun Blue' Scaevola. fanflower. heat tolerant 10 in tall and wide with trailing habit. blooms mid-sping-late summer

Best Spring Gardening Flowers

‘Cajun Blue’ scaevola is more compact than other scaevolas and is earlier to flower. This friendly plant plays well with others, complementing just about anything―fun with yellow, pink, or white blooms.

Perennials are kind of plants that live for years and mostly grow little buds that bloom into roses of different colors. Perennials grow through different seasons of the year; it depends on the type of the plant. Some of them could be just inches high and others grow up to 2-3 feet. The common characteristic…

Top 10 Flowers That Bloom all Year

Diabolo ninebark is a plant-it-and-forget-it shrub. Its purple foliage looks good from spring through fall and creates great contrast with the shrub's white flowers in early summer. It seldom needs pruning or watering, making it a true garden winner. Name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' Zones: 3-7

Editors' Picks: Favorite Fuss-Free Plants

Diabolo Ninebark is a plant-it-and-forget-it shrub. Its purple foliage looks good from spring through fall and creates great contrast with the shrub's white flowers in early summer. It seldom needs pruning or watering, making it a true garden winner.

October / November 2009 - Lonny Magazine - Lonny

October / November 2009

Daffodil  Starving deer may sample daffodils occasionally, but because they are poisonous they are one of the most critter-resistant plants available. The colors and sizes of daffodils vary more than most people realize, and they are nearly carefree once planted.  Name: Narcissus selections  Zones: 3-9

Editors' Picks: Favorite Fuss-Free Plants

They are one of the most critter-resistant plants available. The colors and sizes of daffodils vary greatly, and they are nearly carefree once planted.

Tennessee Coneflower  There's an amazing array of coneflowers available to gardeners. But it's hard to beat the show put on by native Tennessee coneflower. Its east-facing flowers bloom for up to 20 weeks each summer. And despite its state-specific name, Tennessee coneflower grows well throughout much of North America.  Name: Echinacea tennesseensis

Editors' Picks: Favorite Fuss-Free Plants

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