Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula Rubra)
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): Blooms Early-Late Summer
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium to wet moisture, well drained.
Suitability: Cut flowers.
Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Attracts bees and resists deer.
Containers: Yes but only when starting from seeds. This plant will need to be transplanted in the ground.
Sow Depth: 1/4-3/4"
USDA Zone: 3-9
Produces: A 6-8' plant produces a thin central stem, fragrant 4-6” lance-shaped leaflets, and astilbe-like, 6-9" wide panicles (corymbs) of tiny, fragrant, pale pink flowers.
Aster: Powder Puff Mix (Callistephus chinensis)
Aster: Tall Pompon Blue Moon (Callistephus chinensis)
Bee Balm: Lemon (Monarda citriodora)
Bee Balm: Scarlet (Monarda Didyma)
Bee Balm: Spotted (Monarda punctata)
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
This native prairie biennial forms a rosette of leaves the first year, followed by flowers the second year. It is covered with hairs that give it a slightly rough texture. The Green-headed Coneflower (R. laciniata) has yellow ray flowers pointing downward, a greenish-yellow disk, and irregularly divided leaves.
Coneflower: Purple (Echinacea purpurea)
Coneflower: Dwarf Red (Ratibida columnifera)
Sage: Broadleaf (Salvia officinalis)
Broadleaf sage (Salvia officinalis), also called culinary sage, produces aromatic foliage suitable for kitchen use. The attractive. broad, gray-green leaves remain lush throughout summer, and the plant forms attractive blue or lavender flowers in early summer. Sage grows reliably as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 4 to 8, but it can be enjoyed as an annual in other climates. The bushy plant complements both herb gardens and ornamental beds while providing a summer-long harvest of leaves.
Sage: Clary (Salvia Sclarea)
Sage: Kitchen (Salvia officinalis)
Sage: Meadow (Salvia Pratensis)
Sage: Blue (Salvia farinacea)
Sage: Scarlet (Salvia coccinea)
Spider Plant (Cleome Hassleriana)
Spider Plant is a South American annual flower which blossoms not only bursts in a range of white, pink, and purple colors, but they also attract beneficial insects like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This plant produces vibrant green palm shaped leaves that are wonderfully aromatic and it seeds provide forage to birds.