Item# 11801, The clean white petals surround a darkly contrasting purple-pink eye and mature to pale lavender pink atop the mound of rich green needle-like foliage. Most popular are evergreen bushes, which provide a green foliage throughout the year. There are hundreds of ferns, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are native to the State of Louisiana. Lobelia siphilitica is typically happiest in full to mostly sunny sites with moist, well-drained soils. Native plants also require less water and fewer chemicals to maintain, which makes them better for the environment. While not flamboyant, the floral display is delightful nonetheless and adds a soft note to the spring landscape. The Ashy Sunflower will spread and develop into a ground covering mass of plants with age. Some of the most outstanding trees and shrubs to plant now are Louisiana Super Plants selections. But when thinking of native shrubs in particular, what often comes to mind are bulky plants that appear “out of scale” and are sparse in ornamental features. Item# 10688. With native plants, your fauna will have a much better chance of thriving in our strange, swampy, sweltering environment than if you planted, say, high desert plants, or Pacific rainforest plants. This iris performs well when planted near ponds. They fit their spaces without constant pruning and shaping, and they bloom earlier or longer, or with more blooms and colors. Facts about Louisiana forests, state tree, and native tree species. Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow ( Itea virginiana Henry’s Garnet) is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow. The fragrant foliage has been used in teas, perfumes, potpourri, and more. Contrasting soft, gray green foliage. Grow Native! Blue Moon Phlox was selected for its clusters of large full flowers and vigor. Azaleas grow in partial to full sun. Item# 10202. Using plants native to our region links our landscapes to natural areas and the plants they contain. Planting these vibrant hues and textures will brighten your gardens throughout the year, and for years to come. Like all holly, male and female flowers are on different plants and are a must for berry production. American Wild Carrot, Daucus pusillus, is a native annual common to roadsides throughout much of the US and is commonly confused with the non-native Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus carota, which is a parent to the common Carrot. Photographs include images of leaves, fruit, flower, stem, bark and other key identification features. The American Elderberry is a large growing native deciduous shrub whose cooked fruit and flowers are used to create healthy and delicious confections, syrup, jelly, wine and more. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and its easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. You’ve probably heard by now that butterfly bush is junk food for butterflies. / 473 ml. Her focus will be on the native Louisiana trees, shrubs, and flowers she champions. Photo by Dan Gill/LSU AgCenter, The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture, 101 Efferson Hall Wetland Designations. – They are well adapted to the Louisiana climate and are generally tolerant (not immune) of common pest problems. Images courtesy of Bobby Green, all rights reserved. Easy, drought tolerant, and reliable even for tough locations. Rather this guide provides a cursory introduction to common native species that are adapted for life along our dynamic coast. Louisiana Native Plant Society. The dainty white flowers of spring are soon followed by bumpy green fruits that mature to pink and then nearly to red. The clusters of deep blue, starry flowers open from deep violet buds and will be sure to brighten any spring garden. Fall color includes yellows, orange, reds, and near purple. Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox, a.k.a. The At Last Mountain Laurel was discovered by Dr. Ron Miller about 80 miles north of Pensacola, Florida and is being introduced by Bobby Green and Green Nurseries, Fairhope, Alabama. Large clusters of the most unusual and exquisite five-pointed cupped pink flowers with dark red dimples that hold the dark red spring-loaded anthers are produced in mid to late spring and can literally cover the plant for weeks. The flowers attract bees and other garden beneficials and once through flowering the flattened clusters curl upward at the outer edges creating a protected 'nest' of ripening seeds. Oct 11, 2013 - Explore Sarah Hicks's board "Louisiana Native Plants" on Pinterest. Large clusters of white late spring flowers produce green berries that ripen to a blue-black. Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow (, A great native shrub for Louisiana landscapes.   Sub-Total : The list includes warm and cool season annuals, perennials, 14 Louisiana native plants to add to your garden Dan Gill, The Times-Picayune garden columnist Published Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm | Updated Jul 19, 2019 at 10:37 am This is an Almost Eden exclusive introduction and was discovered in an old fence row in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. Native plants provide food and shelter for local birds and wildlife. Deep sapphire blue falls have a triangular patch of brightly contrasting primrose yellow that is outlined in near black with deep blue standards. The most common shrub in Louisiana gardens, according to Perennial and Rose Gardening, the azalea (Rhododendron) is a flowering evergreen shrub that thrives in southern Louisiana's climate. Louisiana Plant ID is an online resource for images and descrptions of Louisiana plants and ecosystems. canadensis, S. canadensis, 3-5'H and spreading, space about 1' apart, 5-8'H x 5-8'W potentially to 10-15'H x 10-15'W, *Early morning sun, Filtered or dappled shade, Part shade, Part sun, Light shade, Full sun (moist-wet soils), Morning sun, Light shade, Conoclinium coelestinum, Eupatorium coelestinum, 18-30"H x spreading, space at 8-12" apart, *Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Pot Size: 3.5 inch Pot/ 16 fl.oz. Blue Frill's Stoke's Aster was selected for its compact and well-branched habit, exceptional flower production, and its beautifully colored flowers on an already tough native perennial. The chicory plant's roots are famously used to flavor New Orleans café au lait, but the entire plant is edible as well. This list now available from the USACE NWPL website. 2-3" wide, yellow sunflowers are born along the tall stems in summer on this durable native perennial. Item# 11263, This multiple award winning Louisiana Iris produces large velvety deep purple falls and deep purple signals with a narrow golden line down the center of each one late in the season. Fuzzy, light green leaves grow along the stems. These Native Shrubs of the Southeast grow to 8 - 10 tall and round. These shrubs grow slowly, but can reach heights of 6 feet tall. Item# 1212. Michael Dirr, a University of Georgia horticulturist, suggested the cultivar name the arboretum gave to this selection of Virginia willow. P.O. The fruit begins to ripen and color up in summer but they are most noticeable on the bare winter stems. Shrubs; Louisiana Super Plants: Rabbiteye Blueberries. Purple, lavender, and near white 5-petaled flowers practically cover the plant in spring atop the deep green narrow foliage. Be sure the root ball is planted so that the top is level with the soil of the bed. Use it as a mass planting for large areas or in native gardens and meadows. This is a 5-20 feet tall shrub which is a native to the laurel family. Henry’s Garnet has a long and proven track record in Louisiana. From a wide selection of Liatris and truly perennial Rudbeckias to vines like the tame Coral Honeysuckle as well as the rare but beautiful Louisiana Catchfly. Then there are deciduous shrubs and bushes which provide a great fall foliage, which makes them popular among cultivars. Easy and reliable. Use this low growing perennial as a groundcover at the front of the border, garden, or landscape or in natural settings like roadsides, meadows, and prairies. Native to nearly all of the eastern half of the US. They are easy to grow perennials, so t This is a widespread species found along roadsides, meadows and prairies, savannas, and in open Longleaf Pine forests mainly in soils with average or better drainage. These plants provide valuable habitat to Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is being promoted now while it is blooming and nurseries are more likely to have it in stock. Baton Rouge, LA 70803 … Arrowwood Viburnum makes an easy hedge, background specimen, or screen. Item# 10484. Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow (Itea virginiana Henry’s Garnet) is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow. Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are born atop sturdy stems in summer and sometimes into fall. It was introduced to the nursery trade by the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in 1982. Excellent fall color in oranges, reds, and yellows. Large spikes of deep blue, tubular flowers are born in summer, late summer, and sometimes into fall on this clump forming native perennial wildflower. At last there is finally a Southern genotype Mountain Laurel (read heat tolerant) with pink flowers! Item# 11302. The 2-3" wide dark eyed daisies are composed of deep golden yellow rays that surround the dark brown to black cones are produced in late spring to summer (depending on your zone). Perennial Hibiscus), Chartreuse Foliage/Stems or Marked with Chartreuse, Maroon, Burgundy, or Purplish-Red Foliage/Stems or Marked with those or similar colors, Orange Foliage/Stems or Marked with Orange, Purple Foliage/Stems or Marked with Purple, Silver or Gray Foliage/Stems or Marked with Gray or Silver, Yellow Foliage/Stems or Marked with Yellow, Shopping Cart Items: 0 Under natural conditions Azure Blue Sage produces tall arching stems that terminate into large, often branching, spikes of flowers that are quite suited to use by Hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers attract bees and other small pollinators and the seed heads attract songbirds. Louisiana native plants perfectly designed for our heat, humidity, high rainfall, and adapted to our soils and pests. Alyissa's Purple Prairie Phlox is a groundcover like native perennial whose butterfly pollinated flowers open a dark purple and fade to light lavender and near white as they age. Provide Louisiana Irises with a moist to average moist to moderately wet site for the best results in a mostly sunny position. Native plants do not require commercial fertilizer or pesticides. It also makes an easy addition to cut flower arrangements. Here are a few examples of native trees and shrubs that attract birds and make out-sized contributions to suburban habitats in the East. This shrub can be massed for a shrubby ground cover effect or foundation planting. Blue Mistflower is a rhizomatous colonizing native perennial that may be best suited to naturalistic settings or among larger growing plants as a tall groundcover. Use it as spiller over rock walls or as a low accent at the front of the garden and landscape. Native only to coastal areas of Louisiana, giant blue iris prefers partial shade and nutrient-rich, wet soil. 30 Shrubs That Are Native to North Carolina 10 Types of Easy-Care Perennial Flowers Spring-Blooming Native Plants for New England Shade Gardens 18 Yellow-Flowering Plants for Your Garden Summer and Fall Flowering Plants for Michigan Gardens 20 Drought Tolerant Shrubs But as noted earlier, before the leaves drop you get an outstanding burst of burgundy color in fall, generally in November. Louisiana Iris plants – As the name indicates, these five species of iris are native to Louisiana and their coloring ranges from rusty red to deep purple. Native plants are already adapted to our soil and climate, so they require less pesticides and fertilizers. The fans of green sword shaped foliage reaches 3-4' high on mature plants at the peak of the growing season. Either way we get all fall and winter to enjoy the beauty this durable native evergreen shrub provides. Information about plants can be accessed by searching plant lists either by scientific name or common name. Different shrubs and bushes are used for different purposes. 4K likes. Camellia Japonica By Flowering Season (Early-Mid-Late)... Camellias - Early Season Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Exceptionally Long Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Late Season Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Midseason Flowering Japonicas, Dwarf Sasanqua Camellias (2 to 5 feet high), Fragrant Camellias, Sasanquas, and Hybrids, Hardy Hibiscus (a.k.a. This reference provides detailed information for identification, growing regions, and much more. Item# 10418. A fast growing, native, deciduous shrub that is tolerant of sun to semi-shade but generally flowers and fruits best in full or mostly sunny conditions. They are hardy from Zones 4 - 9. All of the Henry’s Garnet Virginia willows are clones of this original plant propagated through cuttings and division. Large clusters of lightly fragrant lavender-blue flowers are produced in early spring and are held well above the deep dark green foliage. Item# 10159. Indeed, it is one of the few shrubs that not only likes wet, soggy soil but also will grow just fine with good drainage. Provide Louisiana Irises with a moist to average moist to moderately wet site for the best results in a mostly sunny position. Some of the more popular shrubs in Louisiana include azaleas, camellias, … Bluestars are pest, disease, and deer resistant perennials that are considered to be somewhat drought resistant once well-established. For about 25 years now, Rick Webb’s nursery, Louisiana Growers, located just east of Amite, Louisiana, has been a staple-source for native trees, shrubs and herbs that are either native or adaptable to this region. Best of … Virginia willow, also known as Virginia sweetspire, is not one of those. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. By using native plants, shrubs and trees you are doing something positive for the environment. Super easy and tough. The Louisiana Native Plant Society was founded in 1983 as a state-wide, non-profit organization. The American Strawberry bush is typically a deciduous to tardily deciduous large shrub (this selection seems to be more consistently evergreen) with green stems and dark to medium green, somewhat glossy foliage that is native to much of the eastern and central US. Butterfly bush or Buddleja davidii may look beautiful in your yard and it’s nectar will attract adult butterflies but it won’t create a sustainable habitat for butterflies or other species in your yard. From delicate flowers, to robust evergreens, to cypress trees there seems to be a wide variety of plants that love the Louisiana environment. Multiplies readily in average garden soils, moist to wet soils, or can be set in water gardens where the container is just below the water's surface. Elderberries are dioecious, both male and female at the same time, and may be semi-self fertile but it is best to plant at least two for cross pollination and the heaviest crops. The shrubs have a relaxed, informal appearance with slightly arching branches. Easy and reliable once established. The height is just 2 to 4 feet (rarely 5 feet) with a spread of 3 to 5 feet. Many of the most filling wild plants in Louisiana are leafy shrubs and flowers with edible leaves and blossoms. A highly prized evergreen native shrub, the Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia, develops into a naturally rounded medium to large shrub with deep green foliage. Spring is a good time to get these shrubs planted – at this point, the sooner the better. 225-578-4161 This guide does not include all plants found on our barrier islands, along our beaches or within our coastal marshes. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. The Black-Eyed Susan is an annual - atleast in our area, biennial, to short-lived perennial with dark green hairy foliage that adorns well-branched plants and each plant can produce 20-30 or more flowers. The summer flowers of the Blue Cardinal Flower are utilized by bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and a variety of other pollinators. It is not particular about soil – it will even do well in clay – or drainage. Yellow fall color adds to its interest. Item# 11186, The Blue Selection of the Great Blue Lobelia produces loads of short dense spikes of consistently blue flowers all in a compact neat flowering form that is suitable for containers or in the garden and landscape. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators and the edible fruits attract a variety of wildlife, especially birds. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Item# 11961. identify common native plants of Louisiana’s Coastal Zone. Thrift or Moss Phlox, develops into a dense groundcovering mass of fine textured deep green foliage that is topped by the contrasting flowers in early to midspring and attract butterflies. They have a proven track record with many years of reliable performance in Louisiana landscapes or have gone through several years of university evaluations and observations. The lightly fragrant flowers of Beale Street Louisiana Iris may be produced anytime between March and May on this vigorous medium to large Louisiana Iris. 225-578-4143 Item# 10652. I encourage Louisiana gardeners to use plants native to the Gulf Coast region in their landscapes whenever possible. I think Virginia willow looks particularly good when used in naturalistic areas or woodland gardens with light shade. Excellent for hummingbirds and butterflies. Ann Chowning is an award winning Iris receiving the Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal, the highest award a Louisiana Iris can receive from the American Iris Society. US$0.00, Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Deciduous shade, Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions), Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Sambucus nigra ssp. LSU Agcenter's Lousiana Super Plants have undergone multiple years of university evaluations to ensure that those plants awarded the "Super Plant" status will perform as well in northern Louisiana as they do in the southern portion of the state. Photo by Dan Gill/LSU AgCenter, Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow in a massed planting. Blue mistflower, a native vascular plant of Louisiana Methodology for Addressing the Issue: This project involves the development of an online guide to the 3,200 vascular plants of Louisiana. Fall is also an excellent time to plant these hardy shrubs if you find them available. (04/07/17) The LSU AgCenter has chosen an outstanding native shrub as one of their Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2017. We’ve selected low-maintenance shrubs that offer real improvements. Be sure to plant one male for every three females. The original seedling was collected in Georgia by Josephine Henry and given to the arboretum for evaluation. This tough little native is drought tolerant and prefers to be on the dry side of moist and is resistant to drought once well-established. – Finally, they simply provide a sense of satisfaction that many of us get by using native plants. (04/07/17) The LSU AgCenter has chosen an outstanding native shrub as one of their Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2017. Louisiana Growers is a wholesale nursery farm specializing in plants native to the inland Gulf South. Anna's Choice is a vigorous upright to spreading evergreen shrub that is resistant to deer, salt, and is tolerant of a variety of moisture conditions from periodic droughts to periodic flooding. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Planting bird- and insect-friendly native trees and shrubs is a great way to get started now on a property that will sustain wintering, migrating, and breeding birds. Interactive ecosystem images in 360 degrees with links to individual plant information are featured as well as Zoomify images of selected characteristics. Black Gamecock has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit and the 1986 Mary Swords DeBallion AIS Award (the highest award exclusive only to Louisiana Iris in the AIS). Apparently the berries sweeten as winter sets in and songbirds find them irresistible. This is an excellent choice for lightly shaded gardens or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. Seashore Mallow. Item# 11725. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Here are 7 plants that thrive in part sun to shade. Arrowwood Viburnum is a vigorous growing, naturally rounded, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with rich green foliage and is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. Provide shade during the hottest portion of the day in hot summer climates and well-drained soil rich in organic matter. - Southern Living Plants Virginia willow is a naturally small-growing shrub, which makes it useful in a wide variety of garden settings. In spring, right after the fresh green new leaves have grown out, 6-inch-long drooping spikes of fragrant white flowers appear. Papery flowers bloom in almost every color of the rainbow. The Blue Cardinal Flower is enjoyed by hummingbirds, butterflies, and an variety of other pollinators as well as making a beautiful cut flower. Anna's Choice Yaupon Holly produces loads of golden yellow berries in dense clusters that last well into spring or until the birds decide they are ripe, whichever comes first. The American Wild Carrot makes an easy addition to naturalistic roadside plantings, meadows, and prairies where it readily reseeds on exposed soils. Henry’s refers to Josephine Henry and Garnet refers to Swarthmore’s school color (not the shrub’s fall foliage, as is often noted). Box 200 Columbia, MO 65205 Phone: (888) 843-6739 | General Inquiries: info@moprairie.org | Outreach or Educational Inquiries: outreach@moprairie.org The Missouri Prairie Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Native plants provide several benefits to the landscape: – They bring interest, natural beauty and diversity to the landscape. – They can play an important role in providing food for native pollinators and wildlife. These natives attract a host of pollinators from hummingbirds to butterflies as well as native bees and other garden beneficials so be sure to add them to your gardens, landscapes, and wildscapes like meadows and prairies. Round clusters of lavender to white tubular flowers are born in summer on this durable native perennial. Information includes rare or endangered tree species, native tree family and genera, invasive/noxious weeds and pests, and links to individual tree species. Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (04/07/17) The LSU AgCenter has chosen an outstanding native shrub as one of their Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2017. × Now a licensed horticulturist and a landscape designer, Peebles has turned that childhood passion into a profession. / Missouri Prairie Foundation. Licensed horticulturists: Download our order form and email it to us at rick@lanativeplants.com for easy ordering! While all Virginia willows make beautiful and reliable landscape plants, the Henry’s Garnet cultivar has two characteristics that set it apart. Like many native shrubs, Virginia willow is deciduous. Item# 12027. Where possible, wetland designations will be updated using the 2013 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Native to marshes in Louisiana, seashore mallow, or Kosteletzkya virginica, produces clusters of stems up to 5 feet tall. Item# 11217, Small clusters of 3 petaled purple flowers sit atop smooth sturdy blue green stems on this clump forming native perennial that begins flowering in early spring and may continue well into mid-summer. Look for these plants at participating local nurseries. It is found naturally throughout the central and eastern US and is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. The entire plants of the orach and the lotus flower (Nelumbo lutea) can be eaten. We are blessed with so many beautiful trees in the Baton Rouge area, so many of you ask the question "What can I plant in the shade that will survive the winter?" She will be on hand May 5 to answer questions about native plants at the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum Backyard Habitat Garden Tour. Spring garden bees, and more to mostly sunny position an important role in providing for. 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