Swamp Rose Mallow
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Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow, known as hibiscus moscheutos, has exotic, oversized flowers that are very striking. There are five overlapping petals, each with a reddish-purple to dark crimson base that forms a sharp contrast with the central eye of the flower. The bloom lasts only 1-2 days, but new flowers open every day over the long…

Dense Blazing Star
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Dense Blazing Star

Dense Blazing Star has long lasting purple wands of packed blooms that face all directions and bloom from the top of the stem down from midsummer to fall. The blooms resemble feather boas held upright on numerous spikes per plant. Although it lacks smell, Dense Blazing Star will please your other senses: the purple flowers…

Monkey Flower
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Monkey Flower

Named monkeyflower after the apparent resemblance the blooms have to a monkey’s face, the Square-Stemmed Monkeyflower bears asymmetrical, tubular violet or pink flowers which bloom nearly continuously over a long season from early summer to fall. The flowers contrast nicely with the bright green leaves; both the foliage and the flowers of this plant are…

Swamp Milkweed
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Swamp Milkweed

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is known for its ability to thrive in swampy areas and wet meadows. It is a monarch butterfly host plant and is essential to their life. Despite its love of wet soils, due to its long taproot, it can tolerate average well-drained soils with ease. Showy, fragrant pink and white duo-tone…

Blue Flag, Wild Iris

Blue Flag, Wild Iris

Iris versicolor, commonly called northern blue flag, is a clump-forming iris that is native to marshes, swamps, wet meadows, ditches, and shorelines from Manitoba to Nova Scotia. It has deep blue to purple flowers, the foliage is sword-like, and the flowers are complex and very showy. Iris flowers are known to symbolize power, with the three…

Canadian Burnet
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Canadian Burnet

Canadian Burnet features impressive airy spikes of white flowers at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. Its textured narrow compound leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. It is a pollinator plant for bees. It will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, extending to 5…

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