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Recommended Hort. - sunny piedmont

A short list of excellent garden plants for a sunny spot in the NC piedmont. These species were included in an NCBG garden exhibit at the USBG in Washington, DC during the summer and fall of 2019.

Last Update: 2019-09-23

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scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
Andropogon ternarius Split-beard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 1.5-4 ft. detail
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats Perennial Graminoid 2 ft. detail
Chrysogonum virginianum Green-and-gold Perennial Forb/herb 2-10 in. detail
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Golden-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Clematis viorna Northern Leatherflower Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 feet or more detail
Coreopsis major Greater Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Eryngium yuccifolium Northern Rattlesnake-master Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 5-8 ft. detail
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-6 ft. detail
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Liatris squarrosa Scaly Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Parthenium integrifolium Wild Quinine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 2-3 ft. detail
Sericocarpus linifolius Narrow-leaf White-topped Aster Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Silene virginica var. virginica Fire-pink Perennial Forb/herb 8-32 in. detail
Silphium compositum var. compositum Kidneyleaf Rosinweed Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-8 ft. detail
Solidago nemoralis Eastern Gray Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-3 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum concolor Eastern Silvery Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum grandiflorum Large-flower American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum patens Clasping American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Vernonia glauca Broadleaf Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail