Glossy heart-shaped leaves form a tight basal mound that serves as the backdrop for stems loaded with flattop clusters of tiny yellow flowers starting in early May. Perfect for grouping and naturalizing in sunny to part shade areas with magnetic butterfly appeal.
Sword-like evergreen leaves add loads of texture to the landscape along with great color as it foliage is accented with a bright band of gold down the center of each leaf. Tall spikes rise above the foliage bearing creamy-white bell-like flowers in July. Superb year round color, form and texture in the perennial garden or shrub border. Drought resistant. Thrives in poor, dry soils. Easy to grow and very hardy. Nearly fool proof in the landscape.
Steel-blue tufted foliage is accented by hundreds of pink, fragrant flowers. Easy to grow this colorful groundcover has excellent branching and is tolerant of hot dry conditions once it becomes established. The world’s very first Sedum and Orostachys hybrid!
Grow Virginia Chain Fern in moist to saturated soils in shade or part sun. Be prepared for it to fill the moist soil area, but it will need help with weeding until it gets established. It also is beautiful, and less assertive, in average garden conditions.
An aggressive, superbly low maintenance groundcover, this selection forms a dense mounding mat of shiny, strawberry-like foliage that comes alive with loads of sunny, bright yellow flowers from early May to mid-June. This evergreen loves tough areas and is perfect planted in groups.
Silver variegated, tiny reddish-green foliage forms a cute little mound that is covered with delicate violet blooms from early spring and sporadically through the rest of the year. Attractive but not invasive, it is proven quite drought tolerant once established and is happiest in full to part shade.
Cream-colored flowers, with purple striations on the lower petal. Don’t worry if you see some holes from caterpillars on the lush deep green leaves. Many moths and the Fritillary butterflies feed on the foliage. Grows best in moist to wet humusy soils in part shade, creating a dense ground cover.
White or blue flowers can be found scattered among the dense deep green foliage. Don’t worry if you see some holes from caterpillars on the lush deep green leaves. Many moths and the Fritillary butterflies feed on the foliage. Grows best in moist to well-drained soils in part shade, creating a dense ground cover.
Can plants be described as cute? If you are willing to make that concession, Viola pedata is one of the plants that is most likely to fit this description. With its small stature, highly cut foliage that actually resembles a bird’s foot and a long blooming profusion of flowers that look just a little too big and showy for this plant’s stature, this Violet has a high cute factor. It blooms without a break from April to early June featuring 5 lobed Violet flowers held above the foliage singly on naked stalks that have a deeper purple shade on the top petals with a lighter purple on the bottom petals all of which surround a distinctive orange stamen. This early season butterfly attractor thrives in full sun and partial shade and is native to many open meadow and woodland sitiuations making it a perfect plant to mass in a number of spots in your native landscape. Bird’s Foot Violet is easy to grow and your landscape with certainly have a much higher ‘cute factor’ if you use it!