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Wild Blue Phlox

Phlox divaricata Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Shade, Partial • Soils: Medium to dry • Bloom Time: May, June • Size: 1-2 feet in height This true native wild phlox has five petals and opposite leaves. It is a native to Connecticut, but not...

Yellow Wild Indigo

Baptista tinctoria Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full sun to part shade • Soils: Well-drained average to dry • Bloom Time: June, July • Size: 2-3 feet tall with 2-3 foot spread Yellow wild indigo is also called horsefly weed. It is an upright...

Cutleaf Coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, Partial, Shade • Soils: Dry to moderate moisture • Bloom Time: Yellow flowers July, August • Size: 5-6 feet in height; 3 foot spread Also called green-headed coneflower. Because it...

Ox-eye Sunflower

Helianthus helianthoides Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun, Part Sun • Soils: Average, Moist or Dry • Bloom Time: Yellow flowers in July, August, September • Size: 3-5 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread Useful for accent, mass or grouping....

White Wood Aster

Eurybia divaricata Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Part shade, Shade • Soils: Average, Moist or Dry • Bloom Time: White flowers in August, September • Size: 1-2 feet in height Plant as a groundcover, border, or accent plant—it is an especially...

King Solomon’s Seal

Polygonatum biflorum Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Shade, part shade • Soils: Average, moist • Bloom Time: White bell-shaped flowers in May, June • Size: 12-42 inches in height; 16-24 inch spread Arching stems and vertical character provide a...

Foam Flower

Tiarella cordifolia Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Shade, part shade • Soils: Average, well-drained • Bloom Time: White in May, June • Size: 3-12 inches in height; 12-24 inch spread Foam Flower makes an excellent ground cover, border, or...

Cinnamon Fern

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Shade, part shade • Soils: Moist, rich to average • Bloom Time: Non-flowering • Size: Size: 2-4 feet in height; 2-3 foot spread A vase-shaped clump of green leaves provides height and...

Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Shade, part shade • Soils: Moist, rich • Bloom Time: Non-flowering • Size: Size: 2-3 feet in height; 2-4 foot spread Ostrich Fern fronds look like ostrich feathers and provide a striking...

Evening Primrose

Oenothera biennis Growing Information • Plant Type: Perennial • Sunlight: Sun to shade • Soils: Dry, sandy • Bloom Time: Yellow in July, August, September • Size: Size: 2-6 feet in height; 3 foot spread The lemon-scented large yellow flowers open in the evening and...