Melinda’s Garden Moment: Adding native flowers to your garden landscape

MADISON (WKOW) — Coneflowers, Liatris, and black-eyed Susans are some of the native flowers we can add to our gardens, but there are many more native beauties to consider.

Add vertical interest with minimal care with American larkspur. This sturdy perennial does not need staking and withstands winds and blooms for several months. It has the beautiful blue of delphiniums without the fuss.

You and the butterflies will enjoy the bright white long-lasting blooms of wild quinine. It grows well in full sun and moist well-drained soil and is drought tolerant once established. Don’t forget to pick a few flowers for a bouquet!

The rattlesnake master has yucca-like leaves and prickly flowers and is a prairie native. It attracts many native bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. The plant was said to protect Chickasaw shamans from injury when handling rattlesnakes, thus the common name.



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