These tall perennial wildflowers can be seen growing in moist pasture lands and on the banks of streams and rivers from southern Canada to Texas.
The leaves and rhizomes of saponaria officinalis can be boiled in water to make a soapy lather.
What is there not to like about a pretty, serviceable and deer-resistant plant that endures hot, dry conditions?
It is hard to beat achillea, commonly called yarrow, in a hot dry garden site.
There are over 900 species of salvias, and it is the largest genus in the mint family.
All evening primroses are cheerful and easy to grow flowers that pop up unexpectedly in our gardens.
Often called moss rose, this succulent was first introduced from South America to European gardens in the early 1700’s.
Ajuga is hardy zones 3-9 and prefers light shade and evenly moist well-drained soil.
Perovskia has a handsome branching habit and looks airy with small grey leaves in spring, blue flowers in summer, and white skeletal branches in fall & winter.