Flowering Perennials, Shrubs and Small Trees Native to Western Pennsylvania
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Trumpet Honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens        (Caprifoliaceae)

Plant Type:
Moisture: Medium Moist Soil
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun,
Blooms: April - September
Flower color: Red/Orange
Height: 3.0 - 9.9 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Woodlands and Woodland Edges
   Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
Comments: Attracts hummingbirds; our native honeysuckle
Deer Resistant: yes
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:


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Basil Bee Balm
Monarda clinopodia        (Lamiaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Medium Moist Soil
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun,
Blooms: June - August
Flower color: Pale Pink
Height: 2.0 - 4.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
Comments: Hummingbirds love this plant
Deer Resistant: yes
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:
 


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Bee Balm or Oswego Tea
Monarda didyma        (Lamiaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Wet Soil, Medium Moist Soil,
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun,
Blooms: July - September
Flower color: Scarlet
Height: 2.0 - 5.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Woodlands and Woodland Edges
   Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
Comments: Hummingbird magnet!
Deer Resistant: yes
Rain Garden Suitable: yes
Attracts:
 


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Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis        (Campanulaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Wet Soil, Medium Moist Soil,
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade
Blooms: July - August
Flower color: Deep Scarlet
Height: 2.0 - 4.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
Comments: Hummingbirds love this flower; tender perennial; will self sow in a good spot
Deer Resistant: no
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:


Photo credit:Kathy McGregor
Great Blue Lobelia
Lobelia siphilitica        (Campanulaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Wet Soil, Medium Moist Soil, Dry Soil
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Full Shade
Blooms: August - September
Flower color: Blue
Height: 1.0 - 5.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Woodlands and Woodland Edges
   Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
Comments: Stunning blue flower
Deer Resistant: no
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:


Photo credit:Christopher Tracey
Purple Bergamont
Monarda media        (Lamiaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Medium Moist Soil
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun,
Blooms: July - August
Flower color: Magenta
Height: 3.0 - 4.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
Comments: Hummingbirds love it!
Deer Resistant: no
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:
 


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White Beardtongue
Penstemon digitalis        (Scrophulariaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Medium Moist Soil, Dry Soil
Sunlight: Full Sun,
Blooms: June - July
Flower color: White
Height: 2.0 - 5.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Sunny Upland Meadows and Hillsides
Comments: Plant develops into a good sized clump
Deer Resistant: no
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:


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Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa        (Lamiaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Medium Moist Soil, Dry Soil
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun,
Blooms: June - September
Flower color: Lilac
Height: 2.0 - 3.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Sunny Upland Meadows and Hillsides
Comments: Hummingbirds love it!
Deer Resistant: yes
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:
 


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Wild columbine
Aquilegia canadensis        (Ranunculaceae)

Plant Type: perennial
Moisture: Medium Moist Soil, Dry Soil
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun,
Blooms: April - June
Flower color: yellow and red
Height: 1.0 - 2.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Woodlands and Woodland Edges
Comments: Will self sow
Deer Resistant: yes
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:


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Steeplebush
Spiraea tomentosa        (Rosaceae)

Plant Type: shrub
Moisture: Medium Moist Soil, Dry Soil
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun,
Blooms: July - September
Flower color: Pink
Height: 2.0 - 5.0 feet
General Natural Plant Setting:
   Woodlands and Woodland Edges
   Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
Comments:
Deer Resistant: yes
Rain Garden Suitable: no
Attracts:
 

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Key to Attracts Field:
The following symbols indicate different animals that the cultivation of these animals may attract:
Butterflies   Birds   Hummingbirds

Information about plant habitats
A Woodlands and Woodland Edges
B Low Meadows, Stream Banks, Floodplains or Swampy Places
C Sunny Upland Meadows and Hillsides
Native plants will often grow in gardens in a wider range of conditions than where they are found naturally. Most will thrive best, though, in a setting most similar to its natural environment.

Kathryn McGregor, Proprietor and Grower -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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last updated 1:57 am, 2012 July 12