A petite, surreal beauty native to the coastal bogs and seepage areas of North and South Carolina.
Prickly pears are to the Southwest United States what junipers are to the Midwest.
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White-green thistle-shaped heads in midsummer fade to brown in the fall, and then sport snowy hats in winter to stand guard over the sleeping garden.
This old-fashioned favorite, native to eastern North American woods, is cultivated by porch dwellers for its rapid growth and dense foliage. Odd little flowers, shaped like Dutch pipes, give the plant its common name.
The eccentric blue-green leaves, the miniature red and orange trumpets, and the small red berries make this a showy, sassy climber.
Bright green flower spikes that appear on graceful, nodding stems above clumps of bluish-green leaves.
A North American perennial that shoots out fiery purple-pink bloom spikes from early June to September.
Here are some popular perennials that bring the same scorch-proof color to your garden year after year.
In the wild, this rare flower grows in damp, cool spots that get a bit of direct sunlight. The showy lady’s slipper is Minnesota’s state flower.