Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Native Plants for Spring Colour




Above are some spring flowering woodland native plants.  Top: wood poppy (Stylphorum Diphyllum) is on the endangered list and the flowers really glow in their shady location.  Second: bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis) is a cheery little flower but the petals don't last long.  Third:  tiarella has dainty spikes of flowers and nice green foliage.  Fourth: woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata) has fragrant little purple-blue stars that cascade through the garden.

The tiny blue flowers of spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) sit on long strappy leaves and will grow in part shade to full sun.

Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) has nodding maroon coloured flowers in late spring that become this wonderful fluffy seedhead that has made prairies, where it grows naturally, look like they are on fire.
*Disclaimer:  Titles for my gardening articles in The Scope are determined by the editor.

3 comments:

  1. Woodland phlox blooms along our hiking trails. It's so lovely. I've never seen that type of Geum before but I'd sure love to plant some in my garden.

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  2. Love all your pretty flowers, the purples and yellows are so gorgeous!

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  3. What a delightful array of colorful blossoms! Thanks for identifying them ... none are familiar to me but the next time I visit the nursery, perhaps I'll remember and see what I might add to MY garden ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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