Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Item# 10652. I’ve noted how adaptable Virginia willow is. Suitable for consistently moist to wet soils. Louisiana native plants perfectly designed for our heat, humidity, high rainfall, and adapted to our soils and pests. They are hardy from Zones 4 - 9. Native plants provide food and shelter for local birds and wildlife. With all the greenery that covers Louisiana’s most popular state parks, and even throughout the 2000 acres of beauty on LSU’s campus–there’s a few plants, in particular, that stand out in the Bayou State. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Plant Virginia willows into beds that have been generously amended with organic matter. Indeed, it is one of the few shrubs that not only likes wet, soggy soil but also will grow just fine with good drainage. Different shrubs and bushes are used for different purposes. Easy and reliable. It was introduced to the nursery trade by the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in 1982. Item #10657, Broad rich red falls are centered by starkly contrasting golden yellow signals on a vigorous Iris growing to about 3' high. The list includes warm and cool season annuals, perennials, 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. Some of the more popular shrubs in Louisiana include azaleas, camellias, … – Finally, they simply provide a sense of satisfaction that many of us get by using native plants. Spring is a good time to get these shrubs planted – at this point, the sooner the better. 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 Azaleas grow in partial to full sun. 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. Serviceberry, Chokeberry and American Cranberry Bush pale in comparison to many of the refined ornamental shrubs which have been gathered from every corner of the world. This shrub can be massed for a shrubby ground cover effect or foundation planting. Ohio Spiderwort provides nectar to long-tongued bees and other pollinators and is an easy to grow clump forming perennial well-suited to naturalistic gardens and wildflower meadows. Licensed horticulturists: Download our order form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for easy ordering! The fragrant foliage has been used in teas, perfumes, potpourri, and more. Easy and reliable once established. Native plants provide food for wildlife and attract birds, butterflies and other helpful insects. Like all holly, male and female flowers are on different plants and are a must for berry production. Images are provided in galleries and are available by common name, scientific name, family, ecosystem, and wetland indicator status. 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. Item# 10688. She will be on hand May 5 to answer questions about native plants at the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum Backyard Habitat Garden Tour. Use it as a mass planting for large areas or in native gardens and meadows. What Plants Are Native to Louisiana?. So, the Virginia willow provides two seasons of color: white flowers in spring and burgundy foliage in fall. 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 reference provides detailed information for identification, growing regions, and much more. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and it's 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. Photo by Dan Gill/LSU AgCenter, Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow in a massed planting. Virginia willow is a naturally small-growing shrub, which makes it useful in a wide variety of garden settings. It is found naturally throughout the central and eastern US and is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11977, Red Firecracker Fern, Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain Plant, Torpedo Cuphea, Giant Bat Face Cuphea, Batface, Sunset Scentsation Night Blooming Jasmine, Queen of the Night, Lady of the Night, Coral Porterweed, Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed, Huge flat clusters of tiny white flowers are followed by a heavy crop of shiny black fruit. Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is being promoted now while it is blooming and nurseries are more likely to have it in stock. It deserves to be planted far more commonly than it is. 225-578-4143 Native to nearly all of the eastern half of the US. The nursery specializes in trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers native to the Gulf Coast and was established in 1988. That is, it sheds its leaves during winter. Louisiana Super Plants are “university tested and industry approved.”, Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow in bloom. 4K likes. Not all native plants adapt well to typical landscape conditions, and some can be downright fussy about what they need to be happy. While all Virginia willows make beautiful and reliable landscape plants, the Henry’s Garnet cultivar has two characteristics that set it apart. 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. They are easy to grow perennials, so t Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow (, A great native shrub for Louisiana landscapes. Easy, drought tolerant, and reliable even for tough locations. The flowers attract bumblebees and other pollinators. Tolerates sun and shade, wet to dry conditions, but does best in moist fertile soil. 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. Native plants provide several benefits to the landscape: – They bring interest, natural beauty and diversity to the landscape. Because it flowers on new growth, if the American Beautyberry gets too large it will benefit from periodic hard pruning and still produce fruit the same year if pruning is done before new growth begins in spring. Interactive ecosystem images in 360 degrees with links to individual plant information are featured as well as Zoomify images of selected characteristics. This guide does not include all plants found on our barrier islands, along our beaches or within our coastal marshes. Bluestars are pest, disease, and deer resistant perennials that are considered to be somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Large clusters of white late spring flowers produce green berries that ripen to a blue-black. All of the Henry’s Garnet Virginia willows are clones of this original plant propagated through cuttings and division. Item# 11961. Excellent for pollinators, particularly native bees. 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). 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. Item# 11939, Blue Frills Stokesia produces large, light purple, 3-4" wide, cornflower-like daisies in early and midsummer atop short sturdy stems on a well branched compact perennial. 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. Once fully mature the pods split open to display the bright orange seeds inside giving it the name of Hearts-A-Burstin'. Henry’s Garnet has a long and proven track record in Louisiana. This is an Almost Eden exclusive introduction and was discovered in an old fence row in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. Seashore Mallow. The Ashy Sunflower will spread and develop into a ground covering mass of plants with age. Try some native plants from Louisiana! The Black-Eyed Susan is a common addition to seedmixes and readily reseeds on exposed soils, although it is not an aggressive species. After planting, mulch with a couple of inches of your favorite mulch and water the bed thoroughly to settle the soil. Information includes rare or endangered tree species, native tree family and genera, invasive/noxious weeds and pests, and links to individual tree species. The flowers provide early spring nectar to butterflies and other pollinators. 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. Lobelia siphilitica is typically happiest in full to mostly sunny sites with moist, well-drained soils. 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. The height is just 2 to 4 feet (rarely 5 feet) with a spread of 3 to 5 feet. Item# 11488, The content and images of this website are the copyright Â© 2020 of Almost Eden, LLC, Camellias - Variegated and Multi-Colored Japonicas. Excellent fall color in oranges, reds, and yellows. The best reason is that it gives our landscapes a sense of place. Here are 7 plants that thrive in part sun to shade. Use it as spiller over rock walls or as a low accent at the front of the garden and landscape. Using plants native to our region links our landscapes to natural areas and the plants they contain. Each spring and fall AgCenter horticulturists unveil a list of Louisiana Super Plants. 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. Blue Moon Phlox was selected for its clusters of large full flowers and vigor. 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 entire plants of the orach and the lotus flower (Nelumbo lutea) can be eaten. The chicory plant's roots are famously used to flavor New Orleans café au lait, but the entire plant is edible as well. The flowers are slightly larger than the standard species, and the foliage turns an especially attractive shade of burgundy red in the fall. 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. I encourage Louisiana gardeners to use plants native to the Gulf Coast region in their landscapes whenever possible. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Excellent for hummingbirds and butterflies. Louisiana Native Plant Society. Shrubs can be used to provide privacy in between houses (called hedge), and they can be used as accents to put emphasis on a prominent landscape feature (called foundation plants). 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. Black Gamecock Louisiana Iris is a vigorous and understandably popular selection with excellent vigor that multiplies readily in moist to wet soils. See more ideas about Native plants, Plants, Lady bird johnson wildflower center. This guide to the vascular plants of Louisiana includes a database of plant characters, a search engine and plant images. A highly prized evergreen native shrub, the Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia, develops into a naturally rounded medium to large shrub with deep green foliage. 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. Item# 10460. Item# 10320. Images courtesy of Bobby Green, all rights reserved. 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. (04/07/17) The LSU AgCenter has chosen an outstanding native shrub as one of their Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2017. The dainty white flowers of spring are soon followed by bumpy green fruits that mature to pink and then nearly to red. The Blue Cardinal Flower is enjoyed by hummingbirds, butterflies, and an variety of other pollinators as well as making a beautiful cut flower. Box 200 Columbia, MO 65205 Phone: (888) 843-6739 | General Inquiries: email@example.com | Outreach or Educational Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org The Missouri Prairie Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Henry’s refers to Josephine Henry and Garnet refers to Swarthmore’s school color (not the shrub’s fall foliage, as is often noted). - Southern Living Plants 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. Wetland Designations. These plants provide valuable habitat to Deer and drought resistant once well-established. 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. While not flamboyant, the floral display is delightful nonetheless and adds a soft note to the spring landscape. It is tough, easygoing and not at all demanding. Photo by Dan Gill/LSU AgCenter, The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture, 101 Efferson Hall 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. Like Azaleas and Blueberries, it needs a moist acidic, well-drained soil along with an organic mulch. It is not particular about soil – it will even do well in clay – or drainage. 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. We’ve selected low-maintenance shrubs that offer real improvements. 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. Item# 10458. Information about plants can be accessed by searching plant lists either by scientific name or common name. Incorporate 2 to 4 inches of organic matter (compost, aged or processed manure, composted soil conditioner) into the upper 8 to 10 inches of soil in the bed, rake the area smooth and plant. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Native plants also require less water and fewer chemicals to maintain, which makes them better for the environment. Provide Louisiana Irises with a moist to average moist to moderately wet site for the best results in a mostly sunny position. Large, 3-4", blue, cornflower-like daisies are born in summer on this durable and reliable US native perennial. Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Louisiana is a book that should be on anyone’s shelf who appreciates native plants as well as botanists and taxonomists! But as noted earlier, before the leaves drop you get an outstanding burst of burgundy color in fall, generally in November. Item# 10218. This is an excellent choice for lightly shaded gardens or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. It also makes an easy addition to cut flower arrangements. Super easy and tough. In spring, right after the fresh green new leaves have grown out, 6-inch-long drooping spikes of fragrant white flowers appear. This list now available from the USACE NWPL website. Baton Rouge, LA 70803 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?" 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. 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. With some of the deepest blue flowers of any Amsonia and a consistently compact habit, Blue Ice has become one of the most popular Bluestar cultivars on the market. Then there are deciduous shrubs and bushes which provide a great fall foliage, which makes them popular among cultivars. Louisiana native plants perfectly designed for our heat, humidity, high rainfall, and adapted to our soils and pests. The fruit begins to ripen and color up in summer but they are most noticeable on the bare winter stems. The site provides downloadable lists in PDF and spreadsheet form, as well as information about wetland deliniation, regional lists, and archival lists. Louisiana … Large spikes of deep blue, tubular flowers are born in summer, late summer, and sometimes into fall on this clump forming native perennial wildflower. identify common native plants of Louisiana’s Coastal Zone. Photo by Dan Gill/LSU AgCenter, Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow flowers. Papery flowers bloom in almost every color of the rainbow. Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are born atop sturdy stems in summer and sometimes into fall. email@example.com, 106 Martin D. Woodin Hall 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 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. 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 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. 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. This iris performs well when planted near ponds. 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. 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. Full sun is preferred in average to well-drained soils. The flowers attract bees and other small pollinators and the seed heads attract songbirds. Wide flat-topped clusters of white flowers are produced in spring atop sturdy stems adorned with deep green finely cut deep green foliage. They fit their spaces without constant pruning and shaping, and they bloom earlier or longer, or with more blooms and colors. The original seedling was collected in Georgia by Josephine Henry and given to the arboretum for evaluation. This versatile shrub will thrive in full sun to part shade, although full sun locations generally produce the best burgundy fall color. 1. Purple, lavender, and near white 5-petaled flowers practically cover the plant in spring atop the deep green narrow foliage. This is a 5-20 feet tall shrub which is a native to the laurel family. You’ve probably heard by now that butterfly bush is junk food for butterflies. Most popular are evergreen bushes, which provide a green foliage throughout the year. Best of … Sturdy spikes of brilliant blue to lavender-blue, two-lipped flowers are borne for an exceptionally long period in late summer and into fall on this hardy, native, clump-forming perennial. Provide Louisiana Irises with a moist to average moist to moderately wet site for the best results in a mostly sunny position. 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 clusters of deep blue, starry flowers open from deep violet buds and will be sure to brighten any spring garden. × From grasses and wildflowers to canopy shade trees, we grow them and give experienced advice on the uses and values of each. Where possible, wetland designations will be updated using the 2013 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Louisiana Plant ID is an online resource for images and descrptions of Louisiana plants and ecosystems. The Louisiana Super Plants program is an LSU AgCenter educational and marketing campaign that highlights tough and beautiful plants that perform well throughout Louisiana. Deep sapphire blue falls have a triangular patch of brightly contrasting primrose yellow that is outlined in near black with deep blue standards. 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. I think Virginia willow looks particularly good when used in naturalistic areas or woodland gardens with light shade. The shrubs have a relaxed, informal appearance with slightly arching branches. 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. The Gulf Coast region includes east Texas, Louisiana, south Mississippi, south Alabama, south Georgia and the panhandle and upper peninsula of Florida. 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. These Native Shrubs of the Southeast grow to 8 - 10 tall and round. The American Beautyberry adorns itself in dense clusters of 1/8" wide, rich purple ,rarely white, berries that encircle the stems. Flowers in our gardens in early to midseason. Virginia willow naturalizes well in wild areas and is also a good choice for wet locations such as low spots, rain gardens or pond and creek margins. Fuzzy, light green leaves grow along the stems. These shrubs grow slowly, but can reach heights of 6 feet tall. – They are well adapted to the Louisiana climate and are generally tolerant (not immune) of common pest problems. Rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum or V. ashei) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States. 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. The shrub often “suckers” and slowly spreads to form a colony or small thicket. Native only to coastal areas of Louisiana, giant blue iris prefers partial shade and nutrient-rich, wet soil. Shrubs; Louisiana Super Plants: Rabbiteye Blueberries. 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. 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. 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. Michael Dirr, a University of Georgia horticulturist, suggested the cultivar name the arboretum gave to this selection of Virginia willow. Native plants do not require commercial fertilizer or pesticides. Provide shade during the hottest portion of the day in hot summer climates and well-drained soil rich in organic matter. 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 From delicate flowers, to robust evergreens, to cypress trees there seems to be a wide variety of plants that love the Louisiana environment. Round clusters of lavender to white tubular flowers are born in summer on this durable native perennial. Arrowwood Viburnum makes an easy hedge, background specimen, or screen. 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. 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. Yellow fall color adds to its interest. Some of the most outstanding trees and shrubs to plant now are Louisiana Super Plants selections. Item# 12027. Like many native shrubs, Virginia willow is deciduous. 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). 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. (04/07/17) The LSU AgCenter has chosen an outstanding native shrub as one of their Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2017. Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox, a.k.a. 2-3" wide, yellow sunflowers are born along the tall stems in summer on this durable native perennial. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators and the edible fruits attract a variety of wildlife, especially birds. 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