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Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Spigelia marilandica
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: hummingbird and showy bloom. Plant Types: Perennial.

Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)  is a clump-forming perennial that does very well in gardens. It blooms from the bottom upward and the flowering season can be prolonged by removing the flowers as they fade. It likes part-shade to full-shade, medium-wet conditions; prefers moist, organically rich soils; good for shaded gardens, woodland gardens, and...
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Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vernonia gigantea
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: butterflies and summer. Plant Types: Perennial.

Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea) grows easily in average soils with medium to wet moisture content; in the wild it is often seen in spots subjected to periodic flooding; does very nicely under cultivation in typical garden conditions; prefers full sun.   Other Common Names: Tall Ironweed Other Scientific Names: Vernonia...
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Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Arisaema triphyllum
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: wet tolerant. Plant Types: Perennial.

Incorporate large amounts of humus into the planting bed; thrives with plenty of moisture. Because of its unique appearance it is one of our most loved wildflowers; the corm is filled with a chemical (calcium oxalate) that keeps small mammals away. Grows from a shallow corm that is renewed each season; can be successfully dug bare root in fall. Other Common Names:...
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Joe pye (Eutrochium fistulosum)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eutrochium fistulosum
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: yoo-TRO-key-um fist-yoo-LOW-sum
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: butterflies and summer blooms. Plant Types: Perennial.

Joe pye weed (Eutrochium fistulosum) grows in full sun to partial shade; moist to wet, average soil; needs plenty of space and water; add organic material to clay or sand. Transplanting tips: Mature Joe-Pye Weed forms a massive underground structure, so be prepared to dig as large a clump as possible; most stalks remain standing through winter and can be recognized...
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