Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius)

Scientific Name: Aster oblongifolius Common Name: Aromatic Aster Description of facts and concepts: Short, mounds of blue flowers bloom in September and October. These plants are highly drought tolerant and grow to 18” tall. Seed or division information: Easy from seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): September W3 Garden Name: Sunny…

Barrens Stonecrop (Sedum (Hylotelephium) telephiodes)

Scientific Name: Hylotelephium telephiodes Common Name: Barrens Stonecrop Description of facts and concepts: Soft pink flowers in late summer Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): October W1 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Pink Height: 36″ Spread: 24″ Family: Stonecrop Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral…

Boneset (Eupatorim (Eutrochium) perfoliatum)

Scientific Name: Eutrochium perfoliatum Common Name: Boneset Description of facts and concepts: White flat-topped flowers over deep green foliage Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): September W2 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: White Height: 3-4′ Spread: 24″ Family: Aster Soil Type: Base to Acidic…

Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Scientific Name: Gentiana andrewsii Common Name: Bottle gentian Description of facts and concepts: Tight clusters of bottle-shaped flowers, visited by bumble bees. Seed or division information: Divisions, cuttings, seed Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): September W4 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Blue Height: 1-2′ Spread: 12″ Family: Gentian Soil Type:…

Helen’s Flower (Helenium autumnale)

  Scientific Name: Helenium autumnale Common Name: Helen’s flower Description of facts and concepts: Bright yellow flowers attractive to bees and butterflies. Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): September W1 Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden Color of Flower: Yellow Height: 3-5′ Spread: 24″ Family: Aster Soil Type:…

New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)

Scientific Name: Aster novae-angliae Common Name: New England Aster Description of facts and concepts: This native perennial is the host food plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Growing up to 5’ tall, this plant enjoys moist, rich soils but can grow on dry sites as well. Its flowers range from purple to pink and blooms…

Smooth Aster (Aster (symphiotricum) laevis)

Scientific Name: Symphiotricum laevis Common Name: Smooth Aster Description of facts and concepts: This plant’s large, cone-shaped clusters of single blue flowers bloom in September and October. Even at 4’ it needs no staking and grows in dry to moist soils in full sun. Seed or division information: Easy from seeds or divisions Date of…

Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)

Scientific Name: Sedum spectabile Common Name: Stonecrop Description of facts and concepts: Native to Europe, these large deep pink flowers on 2’ stems bloom in September. Its fleshy leaves conserve water making it hardy in dry soils. The Genus is now known as Hylotelephium Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions in spring, and easily…

Witchhazel (Hamamalis virginiana)

Scientific Name: Hamamalis virginiana Common Name: Witchhazel Description of facts and concepts: The early winter flowers of this small tree astonish in the woodland. The commercial source of witch hazel, for aching muscles. Seed or division information: Cuttings in spring Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): October W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color…