Local Native Perennials
|Common Name Canada Lily
Botanical Name Lilium canadense
2 to 5 foot tall stalk with yellow to orange nodding flowers with purple spots on the inside. Naturally found in wet meadows.
Canada Lily Details
|Common Name Carolina Sea Lavender
Botanical Name Limonium carolinianum
Grows 1 to 2 feet tall in full sun. Produces purple flowers in the late summer. Prefers sandy, wet soil. Naturally found in salt marshes.
Carolina Sea Lavender Details
|Common Name Twin Flower
Botanical Name Linnaea borealis
This is a nice little evergreen that can form a carpet of shining green leaves with two delicate pink flowers in spring. Flowers have an almond scent! 1-3 inches tall. Prefers moist acidic soil and full sun to shade.
Twin Flower Details
|Common Name Cardinal Flower
Botanical Name Lobelia cardinalis
A show stopper! Gorgeous red delicate tubular flowers bloom in summer on 4-6 feet tall stalks. Attracts hummingbirds. Does best in sun to light shade and moist to wet, fertile soils.
Cardinal Flower Details
|Common Name Great Blue Lobelia
Botanical Name Lobelia siphilitica
Bright blue tubular flowers on a 2-3 foot stalk. Prefers moist rich soils but can handle average garden soils and partial shade. Loved by hummingbirds. Will self sow.
Great Blue Lobelia Details
|Common Name White Lobelia
Botanical Name Lobelia siphilitica alba
Beautiful white flowers bloom through out the summer and attract tons of pollinators. It grows 2-3 feet tall. A nice partially sunny location with moist to wet, rich soil is the perfect spot for this plant!
White Lobelia Details
|Common Name Palespike Lobelia
Botanical Name Lobelia spicata
This lobelia has better tolerance for dry conditions than others. Produces long spikes of pale blue or occasionally white flowers in the summer. Grows 1 to 4 feet tall. Prefers moist , well-drained soil in full or partial sun.
Palespike Lobelia Details
|Common Name Blue Sundial Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus perennis
Tall spikes of many blue-violet flowers. Needs full sun and grows in sandy, poor soils and can fix nitrogen. It is the only food of the Karner Blue Butterfly, which is an endangered species.
Blue Sundial Lupine Details
|Common Name Fringed Loosestrife
Botanical Name Lysimachia ciliata
This plant grows 1-4 feet tall. Produces yellow flowers in the summer. Likes moist to wet soil conditions. Frequently found in swamps, along the shore, and in wet thickets.
Fringed Loosestrife Details
|Common Name Canada Mayflower
Botanical Name Maianthemum canadense
This member of the lily family grows 3-6 inches tall. Prefers full to partial shade with rich, moist soil. Its name refers to the month of May when it usually blooms. Its flowers are white. It produces green to red berries as well. Also called Wild Lily-of-the-valley. It likes to grow in colonies.
Canada Mayflower Details