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== Shrubs ==
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* serviceberry (amelanchier laevis)
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** 25 ft tall; 5-10-ft wide
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** white flowers, fruit
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** full sun - wet site
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* flowering dogwood (stolonifera - red osier)
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** 10-12 ft
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** white flowers in spring - white fruit in summer
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** dark green leaves
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** tolerates wet soil
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** sun or partial shade
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* ninebark (physocarpus opulifolius)
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** Diabolo has purple foliage
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** 6-9 ft tall and wide
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** pinkish flowers
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** full sun or partial shade
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* potentilla fruticosa
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** 1-4 ft tall and wide
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** yellow flowers to frost
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** full sun to light shade
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== Grasses ==
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* big bluestem (andropogon gerardii)
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** 3-10 feet
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** stem base turns to blue-purple
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** helps form a strong sod
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** prefers sandy soil
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** clump-forming
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* little bluestem (schizachyium scoparium)
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** 2-3ft
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** full sun or partial shade
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** blue-green foliage to orange-red in autumn
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* prairie dropseed (sporobolus heterolepis)
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** 2-3 ft
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** pale pink flowers above foliage
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** full sun
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** will tolerate dry conditions
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** good for erosion control
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== Flowers ==
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* black-eyed susans (rudibeckia hirta)
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** 2-3 ft
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** June-August
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* bee balm (monarda)
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** 1-3 ft
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** red, pink, purple
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** sun
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** susceptible to powdery mildew
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* coneflowers (echinacea purpurea)
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** sun or light shade
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** 3-4 ft
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** mid-summer to fall
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** drought resistant
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* butterfly weed (asclepias tuberosa L.)
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** 1 1/2-2 ft tall
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** orange flowers June-Sept
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** summer bloom
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** pods in the fall
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* asters (aster novae-angliae - New England Aster)
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** smooth blue (laevis): 2-3 ft, floppy stems
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** want to keep white asters that are currently growing next to the building
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* Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
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** 3-6 ft
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** pinkish-purple flower
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** mid-summer to early autumn
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** seed heads good in winter
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* cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
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** 24-48 in
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** moist to wet soil
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** red flower
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** July to September
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* goldenrod (solidago flexicaulis)
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** 2-4 ft
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* goldenrod (solidago rugosa)
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** Fireworks cultivar- clump-forming
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** shorter
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* gray goldenrod (solidago nemoralis)
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** 1-2 ft clumps
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* Ohio spiderwort (Trandescantia ohioensis)
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** 2-4 ft
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** purple flower
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** June-July bloom
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* Virginia spiderwort (Trandescantia virginiana)
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** a little shorter
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** blue-purple
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* pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
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** 1-3 ft
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** daisylike flowers from mid-summer to autumn
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** drought-tolerant
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** attractive to butterflies
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* liatris (spicata)
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** 2-4 ft tall
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** purple
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** mid-summer blooms
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** cut back in spring
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* rue anemone (Anemonella [Thalictrum] thalictroides)
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** 4-8 in
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** white, pink or lavendar flowers
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** mid to late April to June
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** disappears by mid-summer
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Shrubs

  • serviceberry (amelanchier laevis)
    • 25 ft tall; 5-10-ft wide
    • white flowers, fruit
    • full sun - wet site
  • flowering dogwood (stolonifera - red osier)
    • 10-12 ft
    • white flowers in spring - white fruit in summer
    • dark green leaves
    • tolerates wet soil
    • sun or partial shade
  • ninebark (physocarpus opulifolius)
    • Diabolo has purple foliage
    • 6-9 ft tall and wide
    • pinkish flowers
    • full sun or partial shade
  • potentilla fruticosa
    • 1-4 ft tall and wide
    • yellow flowers to frost
    • full sun to light shade

Grasses

  • big bluestem (andropogon gerardii)
    • 3-10 feet
    • stem base turns to blue-purple
    • helps form a strong sod
    • prefers sandy soil
    • clump-forming
  • little bluestem (schizachyium scoparium)
    • 2-3ft
    • full sun or partial shade
    • blue-green foliage to orange-red in autumn
  • prairie dropseed (sporobolus heterolepis)
    • 2-3 ft
    • pale pink flowers above foliage
    • full sun
    • will tolerate dry conditions
    • good for erosion control

Flowers

  • black-eyed susans (rudibeckia hirta)
    • 2-3 ft
    • June-August
  • bee balm (monarda)
    • 1-3 ft
    • red, pink, purple
    • sun
    • susceptible to powdery mildew
  • coneflowers (echinacea purpurea)
    • sun or light shade
    • 3-4 ft
    • mid-summer to fall
    • drought resistant
  • butterfly weed (asclepias tuberosa L.)
    • 1 1/2-2 ft tall
    • orange flowers June-Sept
    • summer bloom
    • pods in the fall
  • asters (aster novae-angliae - New England Aster)
    • smooth blue (laevis): 2-3 ft, floppy stems
    • want to keep white asters that are currently growing next to the building
  • Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
    • 3-6 ft
    • pinkish-purple flower
    • mid-summer to early autumn
    • seed heads good in winter
  • cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
    • 24-48 in
    • moist to wet soil
    • red flower
    • July to September
  • goldenrod (solidago flexicaulis)
    • 2-4 ft
  • goldenrod (solidago rugosa)
    • Fireworks cultivar- clump-forming
    • shorter
  • gray goldenrod (solidago nemoralis)
    • 1-2 ft clumps
  • Ohio spiderwort (Trandescantia ohioensis)
    • 2-4 ft
    • purple flower
    • June-July bloom
  • Virginia spiderwort (Trandescantia virginiana)
    • a little shorter
    • blue-purple
  • pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
    • 1-3 ft
    • daisylike flowers from mid-summer to autumn
    • drought-tolerant
    • attractive to butterflies
  • liatris (spicata)
    • 2-4 ft tall
    • purple
    • mid-summer blooms
    • cut back in spring
  • rue anemone (Anemonella [Thalictrum] thalictroides)
    • 4-8 in
    • white, pink or lavendar flowers
    • mid to late April to June
    • disappears by mid-summer

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