The Friends 2012 Member Plant Dividends
Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’
This fragrant cultivar offers outstanding mildew resistance with varying shades of sweetly scented lavender-pink flowers which bloom midsummer through early autumn. The foliage remains a clean green while flower clusters create a tiered effect along upright, multi-stemmed branches. Expect a flurry of pollinator activity.
Culture: Sun – part sun, is a good cut flower
Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’
Add this to your garden as a colorful groundcover with its coppery new growth and pink fiddleheads. The lustrous dark green leaves remain mostly intact through winter.
Ht: 18” - 24”
Culture: Part sun – full shade. Requires good drainage, but is very adaptable to a variety of soil types. Native and deer resistant.
The “Nodding Onion” is found in nature on ledges, in gravel and on rocky slopes so it is an ideal rock garden plant, producing gently nodding pink flowers in late spring.
Culture: Sun – part sun. Naturalizes well. Easy, dependable and very drought tolerant once established.
Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’
From the garden of Mt. Cuba Center, this tough native groundcover features trailing stems and delicate lavender flowers from spring thru fall. ‘Silver Gem’ forms a dense, tidy mat of attractive silver foliage which looks equally at home in a container planting.
Culture: Shade – part shade. Deer and rabbit resistant , and drought tolerant.