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April 29, 2020

This delicate looking yet easy to grow plant is a great way to add texture and color to your landscape. It is a diminutive 12-18 inches and looks great in full to part sun.  Campanulas like consistent moisture in the soil and do not tolerate overly wet or overly dry co...

April 26, 2020

Packera is one of our favorites here at Watermark.  This is a ground cover that will not disappoint! It is a plant that has it all:

  • Profuse spring flowers.

  • Grows most anywhere from almost full sun to full shade.  

  • While it prefers moist soils, it will...

April 23, 2020

This sought after medicinal plant is a really unique addition to any landscape. The small flowers have a dark purple hue and the leaves can be quite very showy with their bronze to yellow fall foliage. 

Yellowroot performs best in a moist woodland area but is also easil...

April 22, 2020

A well know native of herbal lore, Hydrastis canadensis, AKA golden seal, typically blooms mid-April in our area.  Because of its medicinal value the plant has been collected from the wild almost to extinction.  From yellow dye to insect repellant to medicines, goldens...

April 18, 2020

Have you got a problem wet spot in your yard?  Buttonbush will be your saving grace.  While buttonbush thrives in full sun it can still take a fair amount of shade as well.  This plant will be the envy of the neighborhood with its white spikey flower balls(below) in la...

April 13, 2020

We often get requests for evergreen plants.  When it comes to native plants there really are not a whole lot of evergreen choices so that makes Leucothe a real winner!  Springtime brings lovely drooping flowers on this short bush.  It only stands about 2-3 feet high, b...

April 10, 2020

Black Cohosh, Actaea (Cimicifuga) racemosa, and Blue Cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides are two woodland wildflowers often confused due to similarity of their common names.  Blue Cohosh grows 1 to 2 feet tall with yellow-green blooms in April that develop into dark blu...

April 4, 2020

An delightful early woodland wildflower is Jeffersonia diphylla, commonly known as Twinleaf. Just emerging, and in some locations, currently blooming, this little plant has pairs of leaves that resemble green butterflies. The showy white flowers are similar to Bloodroo...

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