Top 10 Native Plants to Spruce up Your Garden

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Whether you are looking to spruce up your garden or create a sustainable backyard habitat, native plants have a lot to offer! Here are 10 reasons to love native plants.Here is a list of the Top 10 Native Plants to Spruce up Your Garden.They'll bring colour, interest and wildlife to your garden.Please visit our site for more information: https://shop.baygardensny.com/collections/long-island-native-plants

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Top 10 Native Plants to Spruce up Your Garden

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Smooth White Beardtongue ( Penstemon digitalis) Also known as foxglove beardtongue. Beautiful addition to pollinator garden or perennial border. Long blooming period in early summer. “Husker Red” is popular cultivar with dark red leaves

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Northern Blueflag (Iris versicolor ) Narrow sword-shaped leaves stay attractive all season. Spring bloomer with several blue-violet flowers per stem.

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Several similar species with tall leafy stems and flat to rounded heads of small pink flowers. Butterfly magnet in mid-late summer. Shorter cultivars now widely available. An essential plant for butterfly and pollinator gardens. Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium spp.)

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Common Milkweed ( Asclepias syriaca ) Essential food plant for eastern monarch caterpillars. Bold, handsome foliage and baseball- sizedspheres of fragrant pink flowers. Spreading roots can be controlled with simple root barrier

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Dennstaedtia P unctilobula ( Hayscented Fern) Dennstaedtia punctilobula  is commonly called  hay-scented fern  as the fronds release a fragrance reminiscent of fresh mown hay when brushed with a hand, crushed or bruised.

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Liatris spicata - Purple Gayfeather This Native American wildflower is an excellent selection for the border or meadow garden. Upright growth with brilliant display of purple flowers in summer. It is a first rate cut flower.

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Eastern Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar have a high-salt tolerance and can handle just about any soil type. They can be used as a native privacy screen and are an essential plant to any Native garden or landscape in the Northeast or Long Island.

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Vaccinium A ngustifolium Deciduous shrub with a low bushy habit. Narrow leaves turn a red-bronze color in fall. White flowers appear in May, followed by edible blue-black berries.

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Slow to medium growing shrub that is blanketed with extremely fragrant white flowers in late summer. Green foliage changes to shades of yellow in fall. Native to Long Island & Northeast Clethra alnifolia - Summersweet

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