To highlight a few of the new offerings in our 2014 catalog we’ve designed the following plant combos especially for visual impact. The plants in each of these combinations enjoy the same environments, bloom around the same time, and create harmonious color and texture in the garden. Create your own plantings using the Plantfinder tool to pinpoint the natives best suited to your location, that will bloom in sync or in sequence.
GOAT’S BEARD (ARUNCUS DIOICUS)
Goat’s Beard can become fairly large and bushy. In the garden it’s often planted in the background border. A wide-ranging native plant of moist, fertile woods it grows best in partial to full shade in a medium to wet soil.
Goat’s Beard – Blue False Indigo – Common Bluestar – Anemone Canadensis
Combine Goat’s Beard with Blue False Indigo for a beautiful flowering pair in the back border. Add Common Bluestar to the semi-shade mix (or Wild Blue Phlox). Plant Canada Anemone in front or for ground cover.
RED BEEBALM (MONARDA DIDYMA)
Red Beebalm combines well with so many other plants. Take your pick. Native to the Appalachian Mountains, Monarda didyma is a pollinator favorite.
INDIAN PINK (SPIGELIA MARILANDICA)
Spigelia marilandica looks delicate and intricate, but don’t be fooled, this is one tough plant. Indian Pink looks great with a fine-textured fern or sedge. Native to the south-central and southeastern U.S. it is a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds.
WINTERGREEN (GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS)
The low-growing native Wintergreen is often found growing next to Lowbush Blueberry in the woods. Interplant this famous combo with Wild Strawberry for a completely edible low-growing trio. Add Plantain Leafed Sedge to fill-in and enhance the late-season colors!
BOTTLE GENTIAN (GENTIANA ANDREWSII)
A native of woodland edges, Bottle Gentian combines well sedges in the dappled shade.
The possibilities are endless. Let us know your standard favorite or your newest creation!