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Garden Obstacles: Sunny and Dry

Updated: Jan 25

Oh, where to begin with this one! Full sun is six or more hours of direct sunlight. Many of our native plants prefer this condition. This is just a small list to get you started. As always, deer and rabbit resistant is not a guarantee that they will not browse it.


Bulbs:

Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡


Edibles:

Fragaria virginiana - Wild Strawberry

Fragaria virginiana 'Intensity' - Wild Strawberry

Fragaria virginiana 'Port Huron' - Wild Strawberry

Gaylussacia baccata - Black Huckleberry

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot ๐ŸฆŒ

Vaccinium angustifolium - Lowbush Blueberry


Grasses:

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem ๐ŸฆŒ

Andropogon virginicus - Broomsedge ๐ŸฆŒ

Eragrostis spectabilis - Purple Love Grass ๐ŸฆŒ

Panicum virgatum - Switchgrass ๐ŸฆŒ

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem ๐ŸฆŒ

Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass ๐ŸฆŒ

Sporobolus heterolepsis - Prairie Dropseed ๐ŸฆŒ


Perennials:

Achillea millefolium - Common Yarrow ๐ŸฆŒ

Baptisia tinctoria - Wild Indigo ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed ๐ŸฆŒ

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Aster ericoides - Heath Aster ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry' - Heath Aster Cultivar ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Aster oblongifolius - Aromatic Aster ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' - Aromatic Aster Cultivar๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite' - Aromatic Aster Cultivar ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Callirhoe involucrata - Poppy Mallow

Chrysopsis mariana - Maryland Aster ๐ŸฆŒ

Echinacea pallida - Pale Purple Coneflower ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master ๐ŸฆŒ

Geum triflorum - Prairie Smoke ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae - New England Blazing Star ๐ŸฆŒ

Liatris spicata - Blazing Star ๐ŸฆŒ

Monarda bradburiana - Eastern Bee Balm ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Monarda punctata - Spotted Horsemint ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Oligoneuron rigidum var. rigidum - Stiff Goldenrod

Optuntia humifusa - Prickly Pear ๐ŸฆŒ

Penstemon hirsutus - Hairy Beardtongue ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue' - Creeping Phlox ๐ŸฆŒ

Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill' - Creeping Phlox ๐ŸฆŒ

Phlox subulata 'Snowflake' - Creeping Phlox ๐ŸฆŒ

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Threadleaf Mountain Mint ๐Ÿ‡

Ratibida pinnata - Gray Coneflower ๐Ÿ‡

Solidago flexicaulis - Zig Zag Goldenrod ๐ŸฆŒ

Solidago speciosa - Showy Goldenrod


Sedges:

Carex appalachica - Appalachian Sedge ๐ŸฆŒ

Carex bicknellii - Bicknell's Sedge ๐ŸฆŒ

Carex texensis - Texas Sedge ๐ŸฆŒ


Shrubs:

Amelanchier laevis - Allegheny Serviceberry

Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi - Bearberry

Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts' - Bearberry Cultivar

Ceanothus americanus - New Jersey Tea

Comptonia peregrina - Sweet Fern ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‡

Diervilla lonicera - Bush Honeysuckle

Myrica pensylvanica - Bayberry

Potentilla fruticosa - Cinquefoil Cultivars ๐ŸฆŒ

Prunus maritima - Beach Plum ๐ŸฆŒ

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' - Fragrant Sumac Cultivar ๐Ÿ‡

Rhus copallinum - Winged Sumac

Rosa carolina - Pasture Rose


Trees:

Celtis occidentalis - Common Hackberry

Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Red Cedar ๐ŸฆŒ

Prunus virginiana - Chokecherry


Vines:

Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia Creeper


Top Row: Spotted Horsemint, Zig Zag Goldenrod, Threadleaf Mountain Mint

Second Row: Bush Honeysuckle, Sweet Fern, Nodding Onion

Third Row: Winged Sumac, 'Snow Flurry' Heath Aster, Wild Bergamot

Bottom Row: Rattlesnake Master, 'Raydon's Favorite' Aromatic Aster, Gray Coneflower

photos: KMS Native Plants LLC


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