Gardening Articles: Landscaping :: Lawns, Ground Cover, & Wildflowers

Meadows Come to Town (page 3 of 3)

by Karen Dardick

Regional Guide to Wildscaping

Plants for the Northeast and Midwest

* Grasses and Sedges

Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pennsylvanica)

Little bluestem (Schizachyrium

scoparium)

Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis)

* Flowers

Nodding onion (Allium cernuum)

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia)

Smooth penstemon (Penstemon digitalis)

Plants for the Southeast

* Grasses and Sedges

Pennsylvania sedge 'Hilltop' (Carex pennsylvanica

gracilifolia 'Hilltop')

Sedge (C. perdentata)

* Flowers

Onion (Allium)

Dwarf narcissus, any kind

Bluebells (Mertensia)

Schoolhouse lilies (Rhodophiala

bifida)

Plants for the Southwest

* Grasses and Sedges

Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

Buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides)

California meadow sedge (Carex pansa)

Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

* Flowers

Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Farewell to spring Grasses and Sedges

Buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides)

California meadow sedge (Carex pansa)

Western meadow sedge (C. praegracilis)

Catlin sedge (C. texensis)

* Flowers

Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum)

California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

Sky lupine (Lupinus nanus)

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Karen Dardick is a writer specializing in gardening that lives in Los Angeles.

Photography by National Gardening Association.

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