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Meehan’s Mint

Meehania cordata Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Part shade, shade, sun • Soils: Average, moist • Bloom Time: Lavender blue in May, June • Size: 4-8 inches in height; 4-32 inch spread This rare well-behaved mint, with its trailing stems, will...

Dense Blazing Star

Liatris spicata Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average, moist • Bloom Time: Purple flowers in July, August • Size: 12-24 inches in height; 12-18 inch spread Also known as gayfeather it has an upright habit taking...

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average, well-drained • Bloom Time: Purple in July, August • Size: 2-3 feet in height; 18-24 inch spread Plant this easy-to-grow, drought tolerant wildflower in the...

Spotted Joe Pye Weed – ‘Gateway’

Eutrochium maculatum Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Full sun to part shade • Soils: Average • Bloom Time: August, September • Size: 4-5 feet in height Not indigenous to Cape Cod, but native to much of the rest of New England. Plants can be cut...

Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolius Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Prefers full sun • Soils: Prefers lean, medium-dry soil conditions • Bloom Time: Light purple flowers in September, October, sometimes into November • Size: 2 feet in height, stiff...

Blue Wood Aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolius Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Partial shade, full shade, full sun • Soils: Medium to medium-dry soil conditions • Bloom Time: Light blue flowers in September, October • Size: 3 feet in height; 1-2 foot spread Blue...

Scarlet Beebalm ‘Jacob Cline’

Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’ Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average, moist • Bloom Time: Red in July, August • Size: 3-4 feet in height; 3 foot spread Plant in a wildlife or cut flower garden or meadow and enjoy the...

Zigzag Goldenrod

Solidago flexicaulis Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, Part shade, shade, sun • Soils: Average, dry, moist • Bloom Time: Yellow in August, September, October • Size: 1-3 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread Compact pollinator plant that is shade...

Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, Part shade • Soils: Average, well-drained • Bloom Time: Yellow in May, June, July • Size: 12-24 inches in height; 24-30 inch spread Plant as a companion in a border or meadow. Also called...

Showy Aster

Eurybia spectabilis Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Shade, Partial • Soils: Medium to dry • Bloom Time: August, September • Size: 1-2 feet tall; 2 foot spread Extremely drought tolerant. Plants are somewhat unpalatable to deer and rabbits. This...