Anaphalis margaritacea – Pearly everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea – Pearly Everlasting (Su,D,S,N) 24″ tall x 12 – 36″ spread, mounded with bright leaves and white summer blooms from June to October. host plant Blooms:  Summer  (Su) Moisture: Medium to Dry  (M-D) Soil Type: Sand (S)  – being tested in clay (2021) check back! Range: Native (N) Started as: Seed Deer resistant… Continue reading Anaphalis margaritacea – Pearly everlasting

Sandy Soil Natives

This is my first foray into sandy / loose soils.  Up until this year, most of my gardening has taken place in mature suburban yards.   Places with some pretty ugly clay when you dig down.  Thank goodness for the class I’m taking.  I have learned about sand as a soil and how to work with… Continue reading Sandy Soil Natives

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera – Prairie coneflower (Su,DM,A,N) 12 – 36″ tall x 12 – 18″ spread, fine, lacy leaves.  Yellow to reddish summer blooms from June to September.   Light brown columnar center of the flower with yellow drooped rays form resemble a sombrero.  The R. columnifera forma pulcherrima have brownish purple rays. Another common name for… Continue reading Ratibida columnifera