Types of


Every Home Gardener Should Know

1. Dogtooth Violet  (Erythronium americanum)

Generally standing no taller than 8 inches, they produce ½-inch to 1-inch long yellow blooms with swept-back petals resembling lilliputian lilies.

2. Dooryard Violet  (Viola sororia)

One of the smallest wildflower types, growing to no more than 8 inches tall with heart-shaped leaves, this native violet unfortunately has no scent.

5. Joe Pye Weed  (Eutrochium purpureum)

The plant’s foliage smells of vanilla and the plant requires a moist location, preferably in sweet rather than acidic soil.

6. New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

This tall wildflower stands between 3 and 7 feet high with turpentine-scented fuzzy leaves and 2-inch purple blooms appearing in late summer and autumn.

10. Yarrow  (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow grows from 1 to 3 feet high throughout much of North America. It is both deer- and drought-resistant but can be “staunchly” resistant to being contained as well.

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