Colorful and showy when in bloom, may rebloom later in summer. Drought tolerant when established. Monarch caterpillars may defoliate but leaves will grow back if early enough in the season.
- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asplenium platyneuron
- PLANT TYPE: Fern
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (ass-PLEE-nee-um plat-ee-NOOR-on)
- TAGS: Plant Tags: drought tolerant and evergreen. Plant Types: Fern.
Partial shade to sun; not particular about soil type; prefers consistently moist soil; can withstand some drought. This small fern is lacy and evergreen so it provides year-round interest.
Field Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) is an aggressive, rhizomatous perennial that has high wildlife value. Not a “garden friendly” plant unless sited in drier conditions or perhaps a pot, but perfectly fine for large spaces where space control is not an issue. Other species of goldenrod (Solidago) are clumpers and do not have aggressive roots. See...
Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis) is a garden worthy goldenrod thanks to its clumping nature. Unlike Solidago canadensis, this perennial does not grow by rhizomatous roots and is not aggressive. Contrary to popular belief, goldenrod is not a source of fall allergies because its pollen is not light enough to be transported on the wind. Goldenrods are insect...