New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae, New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae, or New England Aster, is a 3-5 foot perennial for full to part sun and moist, damp soils. New England Aster’s very showy, deep violet to purple flowers appear in late summer to early fall. it is a … Continued

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Aster oblongifolius, or Aromatic Aster

Aster oblongifolius, or Aromatic Aster, is a 1-2 foot perennial for full sun to part shade and medium to dry, well-drained soils. The perennial is very drought tolerant. The branching stems of Aromatic Aster feature violet flowers with yellow centers … Continued

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Aster pilosus, White Aster

Aster pilosus, or White Aster, is a 1-3 foot perennial for full to part sun and medium moist to dry soils. Many white ray and yellow disc flowers appear on White Aster in August to October. The perennial is a … Continued

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Athyrium felix-femina, Lady Fern

Athyrium felix-femina, or Lady Fern, is a fern with bright green fronds and a very lacy texture. Lady Fern prefers moist, rich soils in part sun to shade. It is one of the easiest ferns to grow and is more … Continued

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Baptisia australis, Blue Wild Indigo

Baptisia australis, or Blue Wild Indigo, is a 3-5 foot, hardy, long-lived perennial legume for full sun to light shade and well-drained medium moist soils. The attractive, dark blue flowers and glossy blue-green trifoliate leaves on Blue Wild Indigo bloom … Continued

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Boltonia asteroides, False Aster

Boltonia asteroides, or False Aster, is a 2-4 foot perennial for full to part sun and wet to damp and dry soils. Its showy white to pink flowers appear in late summer to early fall. False Aster’s flowers provide nectar … Continued

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Campanula americana, Tall Bell Flower

Campanula americana, or Tall Bell Flower, is a 4-5 foot biennial for full shade to full sun and rich, well-drained, moist soils. Its deep blue flowers appear in July to early September. Tall Bell Flower is found in moist meadows … Continued

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Caulophyllum thalictroides, Blue Cohosh

Caulophyllum thalictroides, or Blue Cohosh, is a 2-3 foot perennial for moist rich woods. Its beautiful foliage appears in spring turning from purple-green to blue-green. Star-shaped yellow flowers on Blue Cohosh appear in early spring and its deep blue-black berries … Continued

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Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus americanus, or New Jersey Tea, is a 2-3 foot, hardy, perennial, woody shrub for well-drained dry to medium soils in part to full sun.
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Chelone glabra, Turtlehead

Chelone glabra, or Turtlehead, is a 2-3 foot wetland perennial for wet meadows and rich moist to average soils that blooms in late summer-early fall. Turtlehead’s creamy white flower resembles a turtle’s head. It serves as a nectar plant and … Continued

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black cohosh
Cimcifuga racemosa, Black Cohosh

Cimcifuga racemosa, or Black Cohosh, is a 3-5 foot perennial with excellent compound foliage and soaring wand-like white flower spikes in summer. Black Cohosh can be found in part sun to full shade and moist, well-drained soils. It is a … Continued

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Coreopsis lanceolata, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata, or Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, is a 2 foot, tough perennial often used in wildflower mixes. Lance-Leaf Coreopsis prefers dry, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade and produces brilliant, yellow flowers in June to July. Light: Sun Soil … Continued

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