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Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Thalictrum thalictroides
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: bees and spring. Plant Types: Perennial.

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) is best grown in partial shade in sandy, humusy soil; it needs well-drained soil which stays moderately moist; good plant for the spring wildflower or rock garden, but it will go dormant in summer if it gets too dry. Other Common Names: Windflower Other Scientific Names: Anemone thalictroides, Syndesmon thalictroides,...
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Slender Goldenrod (Solidago erecta)

Slender Goldenrod (Solidago erecta) is a smooth-stemmed, clumping goldenrod with one or more blooming stems branching from a single stalk. Foliage and stem may be burgundy colored, especially in late fall. This handsome perennial pairs well with other fall blooming flowers like blazing stars (Liatris pilosa, for example) and native grasses. Contrary to popular...
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Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phlox glaberrima
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: butterflies and summer. Plant Types: Perennial.

Smooth phlox (Phlox glaberrima) grows best in sun to partial shade; it is not particular about soil, but does not like to dry out. Blooms for 2 months between May and July and again later in the year; flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies.
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Soapwort gentian (Gentiana saponaria)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gentiana saponaria
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: jen-shee-AN-uh sap-oh-NAIR-ee-uh
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: bees. Plant Types: Perennial.

Soapwort gentian (Gentiana saponaria) grows in partial shade to full sun; moist acid soil; needs little care beside keeping them free of weeds.  Clusters of vivid blue to purple flowers provide fall interest   Other Common Names: Harvestbells
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Solomon’s Plume (Maianthemum racemosum)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Maianthemum racemosum
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: may-AN-the-mum ray-see-MO-sum
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: spring. Plant Types: Perennial.

Solomon’s Plume (Maianthemum racemosum) grows in partial shade to shade; rich, slightly acid, humus-rich soil; to give it a good start, incorporate plenty of humus into ordinary loam; plants spread from thick rhizomes. Happily adapts to appropriate garden conditions. Blooms later than most woodland flowers; fragrant; good nectar source for bumblebees. Other...
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