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-Pinnate compound leaves 4-12 in
- Sun to Partial Shade - Average Water Needs - Prefers rich moist soil but is adaptable to less than optimal situations.
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
North America southeastern and
Vigorous dense creeping foliage and ornate floral displays; provides shade and wildlife interest to the staircase shaft trellisIt is best used in woodland gardens and natural areas where it has space to grow. It will quickly cover fences and other structures . Trumpet creeper is one of the best plants for attracting hummingbirds to your yard as it produces quantities of nectar rich blossoms all summer long.
(10.2-30.5 cm) long that cover the vine in a dense cloak of bright green foliage -7-15 oval leaflets that have serrated edges
Flower: Showy clusters of yellow orange to red trumpet-shaped flowers
Gulf Coast region of the United States
- Deciduous tree - Crooked, spreading
- Good in dry, rocky areas - Full sun to mostly shade - Prefers acidic, well-drained soil
3.5²5.5 m (11²18ft.)
Leaf: Alternate arrangement, deciduous,odd-pinnately compound, ovate-shaped, dark green
In the eastern US from southeastern Maine, west to Michigan, and south to Texas and Florida
Tall slender stems display tufts of foliage and flower panicles high above the roof terraces, insuring visibility at street level. Flame poor sumac soils pioneers and and
Flame sumac Shining Sumac or Winged Sumac
Flower dioeciousgreenish-yellow flowers
flame-red fall color. Its showy fall foliage provides an added benefit. Winged sumac grows well in urban areas where air pollution, poor drainage and
Fruit hairy, red drupe borne in terminal panicles showy
compacted soil prevent most small trees from surviving. It is used in buffer strips, highway projects. medians and reclamation
Prefers acidic.Shrub. burlish. dry.The root is astringent due to its tannin content and contains an alkaloid that lowers blood pressure New Jersey tea. ovate-shaped. whooping cough. -Root system is thick with fibrous root hairs close to the surface -Stout. bronchitis. dehiscent. 4. Fruits may be eaten raw. similar to the growing substrate installed on the staircase shaft.New Jersey tea. and fernlike. acid. grow in clumpy. North America It can often be located in forest clearings or verges.Irregular crown and Fragrant sumac dense . asthma.Well-drained.inflorescences on lengthy. deciduous. bringing aesthetic interest to the staircase shaft plant community.Full sun to mostly shade . but a low. and the fresh leaves are used as a lining in fruit baskets to help preserve the fruits. Seeds : in bur like heads. axillary peduncles. from This East Coast native can be found growing in sandy soils and dry hillsides with low organic content. . seed capsules banks or lakeshores. around 2 m Leaf: Alternate arrangement.Deciduous shrub . and on gentle slopes. glossy dark green Native to eastern United States Large colonies offer brilliant scarlet fall color in their native environment along limestone cliffs and rocky bluffs of the .5 m Foliage:Deciduous Native to eastern North America. alternate. having many thin branches.Sandy or rocky soil conspicuous in native meadows and garden beds. woody roots that reach deep into the earth -Dry plains. 18²42 in Flower: white. on The snowball-like floral display is prairies. and Stem: red-brown to grey west to Minnesota potpourri.Leaves are used for Sweet fern rhizomatous shrub Leaves: simple. with four per fruit 5. Ceanothusamericanus Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) . sandy or gravelly soils 1. trifoliate. deciduous. digestive problems. Tea made from its roots isdrank to relieve toothache.3.Not a fern. spleen pain and as a sedative . or similar untreed areas . Comptoniaperegrina Myricaceae . Jersey tea ceanothus Fruit:Dry. Rhusaromatica Anacardiaceae . fragrant and hairy southern Quebec south to the extreme north of Georgia. and tea made from the leaves has been used to relieve symptoms of Flowers: catkins clustered a t ends of the branches dysentery.
red drupe 6. 5 petals. borne mostly solitary bloom form Native to eastern North America A rugged rose well suited to meadows. .A herbaceous plant with succulent stems.Suckers well-drained soil Flowers: dioeciously yellow flowers Chesapeake Watershed. sandy Leaf:Alternate arrangement. linear or narrowly 20 cm Flower: Short inflorescence. making it well-suited to exposed conditions.Perennial. or three-lobed leaves . .24-26°C (75-78°F) . Hylotelephiumtelephioides summer-green to winter-red foliage.Medium. and it has introduced populations in Ontario 8.Sun -Humus. linear. the thick foliage creates a green cap over the staircase shaft. Rose hip skin used as treatment for upset stomach . becoming a conspicuous element in the neighborhood rooftop topography. Rosa Carolina Rosaceae . punctuated by yellow floral blooms in mid-summer. deciduous Allegheny stonecrop erect stems Leaf:Oblong or oval. yellow petals. strong fragrance.Regular water . entire or sparingly toothed. average diameter 2". make jelly and tea 7. Sedum stenopetalum Crassulaceae .Medium to wet 90-185 cm Flower: Pink.Full sun to shade 6 to12in (15-30 cm) Fruit: Pod Flowers: Pale pink Native range extends from Georgia to Illinois and New York. loam. Crassulaceae . alternate . Fruit: hairy. Sedum telephioides.A shrub in the rose family Pasture rose .brancheshaveascendi ng tips .Full sun . provides a distinctjagged texture year-round to the south wave.A succulent plant producing mats or Worm leaf stonecrop clumps of lance-shaped.5 to 7 leaflets. armed with thorns / prickles .Dicot . and wilder gardens. Native to western North America from British Columbia and Alberta to northern California to Wyoming The seasonal transition from A rare native that does well on exposed rock outcrops as well as gardens and landforms that are the analogs of the ASLA green roof ·s south wave on terra firma. sometimes with red veins.Mesic-dry soil . roadsides. Fruit: Showy .
It grows well grows well near water gardens or ponds . It also can be used as a container plant. may slightly turn Native to Kamchatka.Succulent . bronze-orange flowers mass planting. 10.Perennial.Flowers appear on reddish stems rising above the thick.33 Leaf: Six spiral rows of small Native to Europe and A beautiful and tough sedum brings . succulent green leaves sharply toothed near the ends. . Siberia A low-growing sedum spreads trailing stems across forming a the substrate surface. it is an excellent selection for difficult sites such as banks and rocky areas. with sharply pointed tips. heat & 0. crooked or worm-like.Full Sun . well-drained areas with full sun.Full sun or shade . clusters of star-shaped. Hardy Duncecap Flower: White sedum plant palette of the south wave.0. dark green leaves Stonecrop spreads by trailing stems to form an attractive ground cover. 9. dense groundcover in slightly red. oval.Succulent . Orostachysboehmeri Crassulaceae . Hence.Perennialherb linear-lanceolate and strongly keeled or nerved on the upper surface. 11.17 . yellow-tinted. It can be a good container plant and also the Flower: White.Cactus . evergreen .Average Water Needs .Drought tolerant . edges.Prefers well-drained. Sedum floriferum ´Weihenstephaner Goldµ Crassulaceae . silver/gray succulent North Asia The conical arrangement of the flower spike and whorled silvery leaves add a curious texture to the low-growing Sedum boehmeri. dry soil 4-6 in (10 .Heat Tolerant under 6 in.15 cm) Foliage: serrated Blue-green.Drought. (15 cm) Foliage: Grown for foliage. average moist. yellow. Sedum sexangulare Crassulaceae . rosette of rough.Low-growing stonecrop that .. triangular.
Native to rocky areas of Europe. It is an excellent groundcover plant. Light Pink. dry sites. It isnice in a rock garden and for planting in green roofs or in rock walls. Stem: Fleshy bearing terminal rosettes of stiff 12. Prized for the colors of its leaves and stems. Flat clusters of small starry white to pinkish flowers appear from late spring into summer. particularly for hot. intricate texture to the plant palette and the reliability of a tried -and-true green roof plant ( also planted on terrace) .Some Sand to Some Clay . Sedum spurium´Voodooµ Crassulaceae .Full Sun .Drought-tolerant. cylindrical leaves.Ground covers humidity tolerant . branching edges. star shaped 1/2 inch across garden.Average. spoon shaped. (15-30 cm) Foliage:The cylindrical to spherical leaves are pale to dark green and sometimes red-flushed. forming lush green mats of small succulent leaves Flower: White. succulent. dark mahogany-leaved Stem: Creeping.Well-drained soil.Dry to Normalwater range ft. At full size they are overlain with gray and blend to maroon at the Two-row stonecrop.Perennials. When young and small the leaves are green. 6-12 in. White stonecrop groundcover for sandy or gravelly soils in sun. Sedum album ´Muraleµ Crassulaceae . evergreen Watch chain sedum Stonecrop Tasteless perennial with mat-forming growth habit . sprawling.Part shade to full sun . mat-forming. North Africa.Full Sun . obovate.Creeping evergreen perennial is a verdant . Thick. containers between stepping stones or in wall nich es. The stems are maroon too and .Vigorous. . dark maroon-red leaves are toothed near the ends Native to western Eurasia. It thrives in full sun. and West Asia This drought-tolerant evergreen sedum forms a spreading mat of rounded leaves and stalks. (15 cm) Foliage:EvergreenSucculent.Tolerates some under 6 in. well-drained soils . Voodoo Stonecrop -A low-growing.Drought-tolerant . Sedums are excellent grown in the rock Flower: Yellow. silvery or mi d green leaves Asia. 13. dry to medium moisture. 'Voodoo' is a creeping evergreen sedum. but tolerates a wide range of conditions.. cactus and succulents . showy.
Thrive in full sun . waxy and sometimes have red centers its brilliant yellow flowers and meandering pads are most effective at the front of mixed plantings. which Flower: Tiny.red or pink.Sandy or gravelly soils stems root at the nodes. appear on branched stalks. they run on the ground. enriching the planting with horticultural allegory and providing a radiating texture to the Hens and chicks succulents that produce clusters of rosettes. Native to the mountains of southern Europe The ´house leeksµ are an ancient group of green roof plants. . evergreen. Opuntiahumifusa Cactaceae . .Well-drained soil. (8-10 in) Stem: Greenflattened and formed of segments. Sempervivumtectorum Crassulaceae . Hardy prickly pear is low-growing and Prickly pear cactus.Cacti and other succulent Flower: Purple. It is useful in mixed borders and natural areas. red. succulent and can be green.Besides that.Tolerates poor soils and some drought under 6 in. Eastern Prickly Pear or Indian Fig roots -Mostly spineless or may have 1-2 whitish-brown spines along the edges Flower:Yellow to gold. It is best when planted in groups or massed as a ground cover.Intolerant of shade Up to 2 ft. purple or yellow. 14. It thrives in rock gardens and containers. . barbed bristles are found around the surfaces of the segments Native cactus found in most of eastern North America The showy yellow flower and unique form bring an untamed curiousness to the crest of the south wave. so they are mostly hidden below the leaves.A prostrate spreading cactus with fibrous . it is an evergreen succulent with a mat forming growth habit.Perennial .Dry to medium water need . star-shaped plant palette. star-shaped. found along the margins of mature segments. making the plant a tidy groundcover of unusual color. It is an old time favorite used in concrete planters on either side of the front entry and great in window boxes or niches.Mat-forming .stonecrop or sedum that is commonly grown as a ground cover.Well-drained soil.Full sun to partial shade . light shade . . rose-red flowers bloom in four-branched inflorescences rise to a uniform height. (15 cm) Leaf:In a basal rosette. 15.
Herbaceous when young.Dry to medium water need . Moss Pink. or pink Native to North America A vigorous. flattened pads 2-6 in (5. well-drained.75 to 1 ft.2 cm) long.Full sun and .Prefers moist. dry to medium moisture. neutral to slightly alkaline pH soils 6 in Flower: Small. spreading. lance-shaped basal leaves with smaller paired stem leaves. the abundant flowers Moss phlox. . Mountain Phlox perennial or short semi-evergreen groundcover . -Full sun to part shade .Perennial forb/herb . 17. Silenecaroliniana Caryophyllaceae . (4-10 in) Flower: Loose clusters of rose-pink flowers with five spreading wedge-shaped petals Native to Eastern ¢ral North America This species thrives in sandy to rocky soils in full sun with afternoon shade. the pulp is ruby red and tastes a little like watermelon. either linear or awl -shaped (linear with a slightly swollen base). white.Average. Foliage: Oblong. needle-like.Semi-evergreen . mat-forming phlox that thrives in well -drained soils with good sun exposure. It is best in rock gardens and may be grown in border fronts and wildflower or native plant gardens. well-drained soils Leaf: Tufts of narrow. opposite to clustered on the stemsand densely arranged. This spring-flowering accent groundcoveris commonly found in rock gardens. and at the edge of beds or low walls .Fruit:Juicy and edible red fruits measure from 3 -5 cm. similar to summer condition s found on the south wave. that bristle with sharp spines. 16. with its subtle north-facing slope. offer a red-purple color to the rooftop palette. mauve.1-15. along paths. five-petaled flowers bloom in rose. tolerates rocky soils and hot areas.Found in dry or open Wild pink forest or woodland clearings. Phlox subulata Polemoniaceae -Creeper . at foundations. 0. blue. but semi-woody with age Foliage: Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
Full sun .Grows in small bushes. chartreuse/yellow. rock gardens or pebbly sunny border edges. . three-sided rocky screes on mountainsides where conditions are both cold and dry 19.A great ´parking lot plantµ. Basutoland Hardy Ice Plant. this mat-forming Ice plant. This is an extra vigorous form of the golden iceplant that tends to flowe r longer than the wild-type form.Groundcovers. Plant it in broad shallow containers. with irregular curves .Bright green jellybean foliage spreads to form solid mats . perennials succulent with showy flowers is well suited to rooftop conditions. 10 cm (5 in) Flower: Yellow Origin: Europe A strong.Groundcover.Modern gardeners love the bright hues and neat habit of this adaptable succulent. Jenny's Stonecrop and Prick-madam softer tissue .glabrous bluish-green leaves erect along the stems for seeking out nooks and crannies in the garden.Resembling spruce branches. Reflexed Stonecrop. Golden Ice Plant plentiful . 1/2" fleshy needle-like foliage forms a whorl around the stem.Brilliant yellow single flowers are . but with .Partial to full sun . Foliage:Evergreen. .18. Foliage: Bluish-green (spruce colored) linear. succulent.Drought tolerant 2-4 in (15 cm) Flower: Golden yellow. smooth-textured. making it an excellent plant for coverage and filling tight areas (also planted on terraces). Grow well in full sun and well-drained substrates (also planted on terraces). stone troughs. Sedum rupestre Crassulaceae . easy to grow in the toughest situations. Delospermanubigenum ´Basutolandµ Aizoaceae . Blue Stonecrop. low-growing plant forms a mat of gray-blue foliage and is well reputed Spruce-leaved stonecrop.Good drainage . daisy-like Native of eastern South Africa . spreading on the ground produces attractive cactus-like form.Watering. Sedum reflexum. It will also thrive in crevices between rock walls.Naturally inhabits A fast-growing member of the green roof planting.
. to 3/4 inch wide. horizontally colonizing.Well Drained.Drought-tolerant . showy. contrasting against green leaves with bronzy-maroon highlights. opposite leaves. glabrous.Ornamental grasses and bamboo .Full sun. green to blue-gray and glabrous 0. pink. Sedums are excellent grown in the rock garden. containers between stepping stones or in Flower: red. the beautiful purple flowers and slender succulent leaves are curious additions to the roof ·s terraces.75 ft. semi-evergreen homogeny spurium-type ground covers. it survives drought by storing water within its leaves. flattened. loam. 18-24 in. foliage of this tough of sedum greens break among the the Two-Row stonecrop rosy-red flowers. held in round corymbs wall niches(also planted on terraces). light green. variegated. gravelly. Eragrostisspectabilis Poaceae . perennial. bronzy -red leaves Eastern Europe. (45-60 cm) Lea:Classy green leaves. The perfect plant for a rock garden or xeric planting.Average Water under 6 in. 21. Sedum spurium´Fuldaglutµ Crassulaceae -Mat-forming species forms a carpet of .Tolerant infertile. mostly basal Native to United States The inflorescences of this low-growing grass bring a light. leaf margin incised. Western Asia The red. or sandy. 5-8 petaled flowers in cymes atop leafless stems . surrounded by finger-like leaves. and succulent Tropical America Well-suited to rocky soils and full sun.Features pink to red. (15 cm) Foliage:Evergreen. Talinumcalycinum Portulacaceae .Herbaceous. .Prefer dry conditions.A rock garden favorite.5-0. and soil that is rocky.Full Sun . obovate. . . sand soil . 22. cloud-like texture . rounded. this stonecrop works well as a groundcover or wall plant. blanketing the ground and even climbing vertical surfaces where happy. adding a slight verticality to the terrace texture (also planted on terraces).Intolerant of competition from tall aggressive plants Flower: Pink tored.Growing in large colonies in the wild. 5-8 petaled Leaf:Up to 3" long.cactus/succulent 20. succulent.Full sun to light shade . rose. rocks and glades.A Missouri native perennial which most Fameflower Rock Pink often occurs in rocky soils. . poisonous. Stem: Branch occasionally. coral. star-shaped.
.yield burgundy-red seeds. with leaf Blue grama grass veins typically parallel to one another . ornamental grasses and bamboos. Boutelouagracilis Poaceae .Some sand to some clay soil . .Drought tolerant.Perennials . on a central stem. Grass: Herbs with cylindrical.Most commonly found from Alberta east to Manitoba and south across the Rocky Mountains. called nodes.Narrow grasslike foliage.Dry to normal water range . Nodes are the points of attachment for leaves .Produces curious inflorescences suspended horizontally like tiny brushes from the top of each flowering stem. and Midwest states to Mexico The unique inflorescence of this drought-tolerant grass is suspended horizontally from the tip of the flower stalk.Ground covers. racemes or panicles. 15²30 cm Flower: Green to purple. It looks good in containers and can be grown as a water conserving lawn when mowed to a 2 inch height. makingBlue grama a natural choice for meadow gardens.Average water Flower: Pretty reddish to with a hint of purple to the roof palette. hollow between the joints 23. bringing aesthetic interest to the roofs plant community. stiff inflorescence appears like reddish -purple clouds hovering at ground level. flower and seeds are borne in spikes. purpled sprays of flowers and seeds. Short-grass prairies of North America are dominated by Bouteloua species. Great Plains. nodding. and its tough foliage tolerates dry soils with low organic content in full sun. tiny flowers aggregated into highly modified clusters. jointed flowering stems (culms). pendent.Fluffy clouds of bronze-red inflorescences sandy and poor soils in full sun . In late summer the fine -textured. separated by segments called internodes.Purple lovegrass . Native to dry plains of central North America .Dappled to full sun Foliage: Deciduous. the leaf margins are most often smooth. perennials Stem:Composed of solids joints. green. .
narrow.Features clumps of flat. and self-seeds readily. plantings of this perennial bulb on the street side Nodding onion. it may appear stiffer than usual.Full sun to part shade . 2²3 cm long and 1 cm broad. (30²50 cm) Bulb: Slender conical.5 ft. mass or use as an edger in herb gardens and vegetable gardens. Native Asia America to and Europe. produced in a dense inflorescence of 10-30 together Seed: In a small three-valved capsule 25. although. emergence of a flower from a leaf. Its group. fragrant star-shaped with six petals. with numerous rounded heads of mauve flowers .Full sun to part shade Leaf: Hollow tubular. Flower: Pale purple. North An incredible drought-tolerant bulb that brightens the north wave with reliable green foliage and large purple inflorescence that provides aesthetic and wildlife benefits.Dry to medium 1 to 1.The plant is hardy. . and 2²3 mm in diameter. Allium cernuum Alliaceae .Easily identified by itsdistinctive curved ´comblikeµ seedheads 24. Clumps can also be divided. rich in organic matter ..5 ft. and grow in dense clusters from the roots. grass-like .Make useful flowers for a border . up to 50 cm long.Make a neat clump of bright grassy leaves to about a foot high. . with a soft texture. perennial.A bulb-forming herbaceous perennial Chive plant. Allium schoenoprasum Alliaceae .Thrive in welldrained soil. lady's leek leaves . prior to the 1 to 1. Bulb: An unsheathed slender conic bulb which gradually tapers directly into several native to North America from New York to British A native onion relative that displays inflorescences on long stalks. It is Also effective as an ornamental (leaves may still be harvested) in rock gardens or border fronts and may be grown in pots.
almost feathery. as well as from rooftop terraces. Native to the Northern Hemisphere.Flowering plant .2 to 1m Leaf:5²20 cm long.Prefers well. disk flowers range from 15 to 40 Leaf: Grayish green.Responds best to soil that is poorly developed and well drained . and arranged spirally on the stems. Achilleamillefolium Asteraceae . Common yarrow is a weedy species and can become invasive. does not have bulblets in the inflorescence.Best in sandy loams keeled grass-like leaves. cauline and more or less clasping.Adaptable to a wide variety of soils and growing conditions.Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem. and likely to spread. . which terminates in a downward Columbia south to Virginia and Kentucky and south in the mountains if the north wave ensures their visibility from the street at ground level. dry to medium. with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest. A vigorous ´weedµ whose cultivated relatives often outcompete many other species in the typical garden setting.Full sun. aromatic. pink to lilac pink flowers which appear in loose. . forms dense apart. and planting 12 to 18 inches Yarrow perennial plant that produces one to several stemsand has a rhizomatous growth form. but may be prolonged by dividing the plant every other year. Flower:Mature into spherical crested fruits which later split open to reveal the dark shiny seeds. showy flowers 26. and very finely dissected.The leaves have Flower:Ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. bears a single flowering stem.Tiny bell-shaped.Average. generally 3 to 8 ray flowers that are ovate to round. well-drained soil . nodding umbel of white or rose flowers. . bipinnate or tripinnate. .Leafless scapes rising slightly above the foliage. water need .Drought tolerant .An erect herbaceous .Water regularly 0.Have an oniony smell when cut or bruised. Europe and western Asia. nodding clusters atop erect . The plant has a relatively short life. edible and has a strong onion flavor.. .drained soil . li ke soft dainty ferns. .
It is an interesting and long-blooming perennial for native plant gardens.Tolerant of poor soils 12-18 in. 2 to 3 ft. margins entire. sepals 3. clump-forming . (30-45 cm) Stems:Erect. wild gardens or naturalized areas.varying degrees of hairiness spreading mats of lacy leaves from rhizomes that creep beneath the ground surface 27. or rose. rarely folded. very small flower head Native to North America where it is widespread coast to coast. purple. but many The dusty silver foliage and erect habit of thus grass add unique texture and color to the north wave meadow. Fruits:Capsules. pointed. flattened.Prefers moist.Full sun -Average. whose purple flowers bring aesthetic interest to the green roof plant community.A compact. linear-lanceolate. but mid-summer foliage decline is a potential disincentive for a Flowers:Stalks densely soft-hairy. well-drained soil . It is also effective in borders and Spiderwort herbaceous perennial . filaments densely bearded. This drought-tolerant plant is well suited to . fragrant. rounded. simple.Dry to medium water need . rock gardens. glabrous or sparsely soft-hairy at base. soft-hairy.Full sun .Best grown in Leaf:Colorful. rarely branched. creamy yellow. three-petaled flowers accented by contrasting yellow stamens open up. stamens 6. . margins sometimes purple. glabrous or sparsely hairy Native to the New World from southern Canada south to northern Argentina.A rhizomatous perennial herb Silver king . from terminal clusters (umbels) containing numerous flower buds Leaves:Alternate. (30cm-1m) Flower: not showy. blue. Tradescantiabracteata Commelinaceae . elliptic. parallel veined. Artemisia ludoviciana Asteraceae . 28. stout. seeds 2-6. gray. petals 3.The stems and foliage are covered in woolly .Rose to purple. The well-drained soils and exposure to full sun on the north wave are ideal for this spiderwort. prominent placement therein. dry to medium moisture. acidic soils.
lance-shaped. prairies. and smooth on the edge.Herbaceous perennial . aromatic subspecies are found only in the western United States gravely soil and competitive meadow conditions. Asclepiastuberosa Apocynaceae . It is commonly used in Butterfly gardens. it brings wildlife interest in addition to its ability to live Butterfly milkweed clump to 1-3' tall and features clusters (umbels) of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers atop upright to reclining . pubescent and somewhat sage-like in appearance.gray or white hairs. well-drained soils . or naturalized/native plant areas and also be effective in sunny borders. sand or gravel soil. This is an outstanding silver-leaved perennial for any sunny border.Does not have milky-sapped stems. meadows. pointed. alternate.Forms a spreading clump of generally erect poor to moderately fertile. 24-36 in.Favors dry. well-drained soils .Each small head is a cup of hairy phyllaries surrounding a center of yellowish disc florets in July. provide a dark-green backdrop for the showy flower heads. It is nice for cutting. and using in dried arrangements: simply hang bunches upside-down in a warm dark room. silver-white.Drought tolerant . . upright mound. . lanceolate. Eastern and southern United States A showy native milkweed that thrives in dry soils with low organic content. among other strong plants. (60-90 cm) Flower: Clustered orange or yellow flowers.Hairy stems with narrow. 29. dry soils . lance-shaped leaves.Typically grows in a . with clusters of creamy flowers Stem: The top of the stem is occupied by a narrow inflorescence of many nodding flower heads.Average.Does poorly in moist to wet soils where plants are susceptible to root rot. Especially nice in tubs and containers with other perennials.Full sun . Leaf: Spirally arranged. Plants form a bushy. but has also been reported on stream margins. dry to medium.The tiny yellowish-gray. discoid flower heads appear in dense panicles at the stem . Itsseed pods are valued in dried flower arrangements. are at the top of the flowering stem. .Does well in poor. offering a bright orange inflorescence to the roof ·s color palette. 2²5 inches across. dry to medium.
and become broadest near their tips. occur on the upper side of hairy stalks which arch out and downward creating a vase-shaped flower cluster. lance-shaped. and can grow in heavy clay soil -Requires dry or moist. serving a didactic and aesthetic purpose.Flowers give way to prominent.Prefers light (sandy).Grow in full sun or in very light shade . yellow . and well-drained soil. spindle-shaped seed pods (3-6" long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous silky-tailed seeds for dispersal b y the wind. coarsly-toothed. one-sided.The stalk itself is covered witha fine down. Old field goldenrod . it brings meadow analogies to the rooftop. Leaf: Thin. As it is easily recognized. usually near the top of the plant. Native to Western N.Can be distinguished by its nodding head and stiffer pubescence.) Flower: Tiny flowers in plume-shaped clusters up to 6 inches tall. yellow. America This conspicuous inhabitant of native fields colonizes and establishes itself readily. 6-30 in (1 1/2-2 ft.. gray-downy stems produce terminal. Solidagonemoralis Asteraceae -Flowering prairie plant . medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. . 30. Stem: Clumps of slender. and ends in a plume-like cluster of yellow flowers.
it is also a g ood plant for areas with poor. dry soils.Tolerates heat. Leaf: Palmately 3-parted leaves with thread-like segments end a fine-textured and airy appearance to the plant 1.Flowers are produced abundantly in loose. However. covered by coarse hair. It is good to be a border planting which can be effective in naturalized areas. . Tennessee and Arkansas. Flower: Pale yellow. States from Maryland and Virginia to West Virginia. appear singly in loose clusters (cymes) Grow naturally in the southeastern United Numerous yellow blooms and vigorous growth characteristics make this well suited to the stresses of rooftop gardens. to northern . native plant gardens or cottage gardens. pot -of-gold perennial with three-parted threadlike leaves arranged in opposite pairs or in whorls of three. open clusters on thin. wiry stems 32. lance-shaped leaves Native to most of North America Central United States Usually inhabits waste -places.Full sun. Coreopsis verticillata Asteraceae . . hairy.Dry to medium moisture. hairy. it displays a large composite flower similar to its commonly cultivated relatives but with the strength of a wild native. medium moisture. and south Florida. Rudbeckiahirta Asteraceae . daisy -like flowers with untoothed rays and darker yellow center disks . (1-2m) Leaf: Mostly basal leaves 10-18 cm long. .A coarse. and dry fields. thread leaf coreopsis. . drought and a Flower: Inflorescences 2 to 3 ft. humidity and drought. Black-eyed .Tolerant of heat. making the species well suited to harsh environments.plumes that gives the per ennial a vase-shaped appearance Seed: Single(achenes) and have tufts of fine hair at the tips.Full sun. much-branched Thread-leaved tickseed. roadsides. rough.A bushy. well-drained soil . yet elegant. well-drained soils . somewhat weedy plant that features -Average.Flowers having dark purplish brown Black-eyed susan centers.The foliage looks a little like that of cosmos . 31. whorled coreopsis.5 to 2 ft.
Sedums are excellent grown in the rock garden. is toothed toward the apex or top half of the leaf. native plant gardens and borders. sometimes nostalgic and often cheri shed wildflower for naturalized areas.A vigorous.Full sun . succulent. domed center of disc florets. 33. Fruit: Star-like. Kamchatka Peninsula . can be linear to spatulate(spoon shaped). (15 cm) Foliage:Rubbery-textured. stone walls or as a ground cover on slopes or hills. 1/2 in. wide range of soils except poorly-drained wet ones.Semi-evergreen perennial . Sedum kamtschaticum Crassulaceae . Eastern Asia A low-growing sedum spreads trailing stems across the substrate surface.Flowers yellow. evergreen. Native to the Caucasus region of The two-row stonecrop 'John Creech' is distinguished by its pink flowers. forming a dense groundcover in Kamtchaticum sedum.daisy-like flowers with bright yellow to orange-yellow rays and domed. susan is an old. evergreen . It is Leaves: Alternate. as an edging in a perennial border. bluntly serrated above the middle and variable in shape. dark green and form a loose semi-evergreen mat. succulent. flat leaves with notched margins. 6-12 in. dark chocolate-brown center disks.Grow in well-drained soil of moderate fertility that is neutral to slightly alkaline. wide florets in flat terminal cymes of 6-10 florets. measuring 5-8 cm in diameter (up to 15 cm in some cultivars). well-drained areas with full sun.Part shade to full sun under 6 in. Sedum spurium´John Creechµ Crassulaceae . used for dry areas in rock gardens. familiar. orange follicl es 34. star-shaped wall niches. containers between ste pping stones or in Flower: Yellow. small leaves. (15-30 cm) Stem: Unbranched. cottage gardens. . evergreen perennial with trailing growth habit. with yellow ray florets circling a brown. wildflower meadows.Cactus and succulents . It is a vigorous. robust . glossy dark green.Leaves look like a small Pachysandra terminalis.
flattened. dense green foliage.It sometimes growing in open forest edges and grasslands Orchid Iris. (30-45 cm) Root: roots- Rhizome that to or bulbous spreads grow new Native of China.Mostly sand to clay loam . showy. Nice little hardy. Aeoniumcanariense Crassulaceae .A variety of Iris with evergreen foliage that . Iris japonica Iridaceae . sword-shaped leaves and pale lavender flowers with yellow-orange crests and fringed edges on the petals underground shoots grows on roofs.Average.Offsetting succulent. variegated Iris with Foliage: stem. It can quickly form a dense mat of foliage by creeping stems that root at the nodes as they spread along the ground. short stem . Iris japonica is a c ommon groundcover in many suburban areas.This low-branching succulent is easy to grow.Dry to normal water need . herbaceous. -Grow along the .Needs well drained soil 60-120 cm Flower: Pale green. evergreen. medium blue. it's pretty drought tolerant.Full sun to partial shade . Eastern Europe nature and small. .Two-row stonecrop perennial with a mat-forming growth habit . Iris fimbriata is used as groundcover in shaded area . well-drained soils. Flower: Orange.It looks great planted along south-facing stone walls or along the front a border. . dry to medium.Can thrive in poor soil . poisonous. rounded. This creeping. star-shaped. held in round corymbs garden ornamental primarily grown for its pretty succulent leaves. Canary Island aeonium. 35. white. succulent perennial isa popular evergreen to semi -evergreen Flower: Long lasting.Part to full sun .A bulbous perennial with evergreen.Excellent grow in the rock garden. white/near white 36. green white and lilac flower spikes. pink. pinks. yellow. Fringed iris. star-shaped flowers are borne on cone-shaped Native to the Canary islands It is pleasing to the eye. As this suggests.Toleratesheat and drought poisonous. and pleasing to the touch. containers between stepping stones or in wall niches.Tolerant dry conditions 12-18 in. medium green leaves. tolerant of dry shade.
and yellow. white.velvet rose.Full or part shade moisture .Regular watering under 6 in.Well-drained soil Leaf: Alternate leaves cl ustered Adequate up to 40cm Stem:Smooth. Foliage:Evergreen. but fast-growing annual plant Flower: Rose-like.Well-drained soils . sticky leaves with dense white hairs on both surfaces. giant velvet rose ground but the flowers stand up very tall. orange. on the stem tips. One drawback in .A widespread weed that hasa prostrate Purslane. thick and fleshy. rubbery-textured. Portulacagrandiflora cultivars Portulacaceae -A prostrate herb with succulent leaves and stems . . It's perfect for a hot. sandy soil . southern Brazil. five petals. bright green Native to Argentina. reddish.Loose rosettes of emerald green with dense hairs covering leaf surface. and Uruguay and originates from the dryplains of South America Moss rose makes a beautiful ground cover in a dry or rocky area. south facing slope.Full sunlight . or the spaces between stepping stones.Dry. variably red. (15 cm) Leaf: Cylindrical and pointed at the tips . some are striped or spotted with contrasting colors. It is alsoused in hanging baskets orin Moss rose. although it cannot be walked on. and they open only during bright sunlight 38. Portulaca -A small. red Widespread in all states except Tasmania. It spreads rapidlythrough seed. Portulacaoleracea cultivars Portulacaceae . succulent. 37. Pigweed isedible and the fleshy leavesare sometimes flowersreadily used in and salads. dry.Preferable to provide cool shade during dormancy .Drought tolerant . arranged alternately or in small clusters . Cosmopolitan container gardening and widely grown in temperate climates as an ornamental plant for annual bedding. mostly prostrate. Pigweed habit with reddish stems arising from a . .Drought-tolerant spikes and can be massed as a groundcover.Moss rose is often used as edging at the front of borders or in the cracks in a rock wall.Prefer sandy or gravelly soils .Cactus andsucculents Perennial . pink.
thesomewhat persistent barestems look like sticks stickingout from the substrate Flower:Yellow. succulent leaves which are oval shaped and about 25 mm long. It exhibits morphologic The Kiss-Me-Quick. compacted soils and drought. succulent. succulent. Akulikuli. . reddish stems and thick. andcan be an eyesore. which opens when the seeds are ready. mat-forming with linear leaves and pink flowers variability during development. alternate.Withstand considerable drought. Portulacapilosa Portulacaceae -Has distinctive tufts of white shaggy hairs . . Hairy Portulaca on the stems.Average Water Needs 1 to 6 inches (5-20 cm) Leaf: Cylindrical with red margins. oval-shaped. at stem joints and ends . borne in heads or fascicles but usually . plant appears to behave as an annual or weak perennial where it is common weeds of tended areas. five regular parts. Pink Purslane. It is common weeds at a glance. dark green itsuse on green roofs is that itbehaves like an annual andwhen the plant dies. thick and narrow. seeds are formed in a tiny pod. Portulacapilosa is a highly variable species.singlerooting point . leaf blade terete-linear or subulate-lanceolate. open singly at the center of the leaf cluster for only a few hours on sunny mornings. 6 mm wide. Flower: Red-purple.Full Sun . apex acute Native of America and its range extends from the southern United States and the Caribbean as far south as Brazil.Drought-tolerant.Prostrate herb with fleshy. 39. Root: taproot with fibrous secondary roots and is able to tolerate poor. fleshy.However it is not often cultivated as an ornamental species due to its invasive tendencies. .Succulent prostrate herb.
Fruit:A capsule 2-2. densely caespitose.Has naturally small dark green leaves and rough interesting trunk.Well-drained soil . diffuse and much branched. from India. numerous. succulent.5 mm diam which dehisces along the equator like an operculum.An evergreen shrub with oval.This plant is great for indoors. surrounded by involucre of 6-9 bracts and dense wool. Seeds black. Asia. deep green. Embryo C-shaped. Its tidy habit and long blooming period Serissa. Style and stigma red. not articulated.Serissa also is used in front of foundations and in planter boxes. Yellow-rim . not fragrant. 40.5" long. . stigma 3-6 -lobed. Foliage: Opposite. leaf axils densely pilose. Flower: Small white flowers. Serissafoetida ¶Snow Leaves· Synonym: Serissa japonica ¶Snow Leaves· Rubiaceae .Drought tolerant 3 to 4 ft. Stem: Prostrate.with only one flower open at any time. but it can be difficult to maintain. simple deep green leaves. suberect to erect. and China to Japan.Sun/part sun . the basal half densely clothed in white hairs. 1 to 1.Average water . . have an unpleasant smell if bruised. Native to open sub-tropical woodlands and wet meadows in southeast Serissa is one of the most popular of all bonsai subjects.
water margins and areas that experience some seasonal flooding 1 to 3 ft.exceeded by the stem in height sites.Spreads by rhizomes Tussock sedge to form large colonies. grey trunk.Rush or Sedge . black flower spikes 42. stream/pond margins or areas with seasonal flooding and may be grown in a . tolerating deeper water as it ages.A slender.Prefer moist to wet soils . Flower: not showy. .Full sun to part shade .75 ft. It works well when grown in mass plantings or as a specimen or accent Flower: Black flowers and seed heads are attractive through not showy. 41.funnel-shapedwith tubular calyces and 4-6spreading petal .Has many upright wiry stems that branch in all directions and form a wide bushy dome. spreading by runners to form tufts .opposite leaves and rough. . grass-like plant with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on the stem . Therefore. plant. Carexstricta Cyperaceae . It is also a good selection for low spots.Moist fertile soil 0. gnarled trunk and frequent blooming make the little Serissa a favorite among bonsai enthusiasts. small. lobes borne singlyor in clusters make it an attractive hedge a nd edging plant. It grows abundantly.Grows well in wet low spots.5-0.It is evergreen in all Black Sedge but the coldest climates. The tiny evergreen leaves.Rush or Sedge . Carexnigra Cyperaceae . Foliage: Dark blue-green to blue-gray foliage with a powdery white underside. .Beautiful green foliage.It will grow in shallow (3-4 ") water. it is b est grown in mass for foliage effect in moist to wet areas including ones with standing water. Native to Eastern United State This sedge is good for water gardens. yellow margin. often in seasonally flooded Leaf:Dense tufts of grass -like leaves.Part shade to full shade . Stem: Bearing greenish or brownish spikes of inconspicuous flowers Native to Central United States The easiest way to recognize this sedge is by it is distinctive elevated tussocks (dense tufts) in open wet areas. ground covers and rock gardens.
. Now.Ground-hugging rounded clump -Shade or sun . it is widely used in roof planting. inconspicuous. Besides.Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo .Sun to partial shade . sharply-pointed but not prickly. very narrow. sometimes rhizomatous Flower: Clouds of hazy purple tinted flowers. bristly appearance Native to Canada and some parts of United States the The green fine and softfoliage make Sheep·s fescue great as an accent plant. tufted .Flourish on dry and sterile ground where most other grasses cannot get a foothold under 6 in.. flat. 43.Tough and drought tolerant up to 50cm Foliage: Bright green.Preferhumus rich damp / wet soil type . rolled up in the bud and persist in this condition even when fully developed. Flower: Straw-colored flower heads. the panicles are both slightly feathery and a bit one-sided.Drought andheat tolerant.Perennial . linear to setaceous .Tolerates shady conditions variety of upland locations as long as soils are kept consistently moist. 44. The main use of this plant is as pasture for sheep on poor land where more valuable grasses cannot be successfully grown.Singular dense clumps . yellow. Festucaovina 'var' Poaceae . fine-textured Native to Eastern US Wavy hair grass is i deal in drifts at front of informal shady border and also good in a container. blue-green hair-like. it is ideal low growing plantings for woodland shade areas or dappled shade. folded or rolled.Average water needs . . (15 cm) Foliage:Evergreen.Fine-textured drought-tolerant lawn grass. Deschampsiaflexuosa Poaceae .Forms slightly weeping loose tussocks . alternate-arranged. Wavy hair grass . leaf blades mainly basal. Crinkled hair grass.It is sometimes used as a Sheep·sfescue blue fescue . Tussock sedge is an effective accent for smaller gardens and ground cover for shady areas.A densely tufted perennial grass .
2-20 cm Flower:In a panicle as it is larger and often a little nodding.Perennial with long. surrounded at their base with numerous secondary shoots 45. from the joints of which the over ground stems and shoots arise. slopes. Red fescue is an excellent soil binder and used extensively for stabilizing waterways. hot weather. Great as an accent plantfor green roof. dwarf forms will work in subtropical . rolled up in the bud. In addition. United States and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.Has sub-species forms that have rhizomes and forms tufts .Shrub-like clumps that more closely Snake plant. -Full sun to light shade. creeping. Good luck plant. Sansevieriatrifasciata Agavaceae . white. Motherresemble a succulent or cacti .Drought-tolerant 30-200cm Foliage:Glossy. medicinal andculinary. Africa. Festucarubra Poaceae .underground Red fescue rootstocks. linear-lanceolate. Red Fescue is a very smooth and texturedplant with splashes of red andgreen. golf courses. Native to South Snake plant is typically utilized as an accent. each of which contains 4-6 flowers. bright green. more or less angular. undulatingsword-shaped. 46. athletic fields.Stem: Numerous and slender.Needs regular water in the low desert areas. fibrous. and from eight to twenty-four inches high. plastic-textured succulent. one of the most shade resistant lawn grasses . be flat when developed except in very dry. and playgrounds. and fills. are variously coloured but often reddish-brown. banks. the outer glume of the flower has an longer awn Native to theCalifornia. . foundation plant or in mass plantings. wiry. It also helps in recreation and beautification which is used as a turf for lawns. making it less palatable to livestock. green. it is widely utilized climates in tropical and .Full sun to dense shade . cuts. Little water everywhere else Leaf: Narrow and needle like.The tufted nature is what gives the grass its springy characteristic. It is useful in l andscaping. Devil·s tongue. the spike-lets. but only the basal ones persist in that condition.
Besides. Snake Sansevieria than a garden perennial . or yellow. tubularand are borne on loose raceme-like space Sansevieriaspp. further mnorthSansevieria spp. Zephyranthes candida Amaryllidaceae . and flowers areused for arrangements in the floral industry. basal leaves . Rain Lily is especially valuable as a groundcover planted under deciduous trees in light shade . greenish white to white flowers.Pleasantly coarse textured . margins are entire and tips acuminate.An evergreen herbaceous perennial. It is ideal for rock gardens and for tucking into groundcovers.Partial shade to full sun .A clump-forming bulbous perennial Autumn Zephyrlily. 3 mm wide. one to three-seededberry.Tolerate wet soils . Flower: Fragrant.Has a habit of closing up its fragrant petals at night. Whether grown in containers or in the landscape they make . Fairy lily.The rush-like leaves will reach 12 inches (30 cm) in containers or as landscape plants. fine chive-like foliage Native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay but also native to Paraguay and Chile.showy. not ornamental. narrow. are utilized in interiorscapes.Moist well-drained soil . Stem:Leaves originate from small one to six-leaved rosettes on rhizomatous stems. are favorites for coastal landscapes in tropical regions. globose. 47. deadhead spend flowers.narrow. 152-254 mm (6-10 inches) Leaf: Deep glossy green. or roof-top gardens. White rain lily plant .Clump-forming perennial with glossy green. patio containers. . sometimes escapescultivation. Fruit: An orange to orange-red. it is ideal planted as both pot or container and border edging colour. leaves.in-law·s-tongue. rock gardens.Sand to clay loam soil Flower:Shiny pure white flowers tinged pink inside that look like crocuses .cup shaped white and sometimes flushed rose blooms. whole plants.
.a showy fall floral display.