Flowering Perennial


 
Asclepias incarnata
Swamp milkweed

Attractive deep pink flowers, opposite leaves.

Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly weed

Upland herbaceous plant with bright orange flowers.

Bacopa caroliniana
Carolina water hyssop

An aquatic creeping perennial herb. Leaves are succulent and have a lemon scent when crushed.

Baptisia alba
White wild indigo

Quick growing bushy herbaceous plant with attractive white blossoms held on tall spires.

Borrichia frutescens
Sea ox-eye

High marsh herb, yellow flowers.  High salt tolerance.

Chelone glabra
White turtlehead

Wetland and riparian herb with white flowers borne on stout stems.

Coreopsis lanceolata
Lance-leaf coreopsis

A herbaceous perennial plant that grows in small clumps with deeply cut leaves and yellow flower heads.

Echinacea purpurea
Purple coneflower

Tall showy inflorescence with purple ray flowers and yellow disc flowers.

Eryngium aquaticum
Marsh eryngo

Tall herb of the water's edge; purplish-blue flowers in summer.

Eupatorium perfoliatum
Boneset

Tall robust herb with white flowers.

Eutrochium fistulosum
Joe-pye weed

Tall robust herb with large heads of small purple flowers.

Gaillardia pulchella
Indian blanket

Showy maroon and gold flower on small branching stems. Tolerates dry soils and varied conditions.

Helenium autumnale
Bitterweed

Medium to tall bushy herbaceous perennial; numerous yellow flowers from July to frost.

Helianthus angustifolius
Swamp sunflower

Tall leafy sunflower; flowers from July to frost.

Hibiscus coccineus
Scarlet rose mallow

Showy large red flower on large perennial plant.  Low salt tolerance.

Hibiscus moscheutos
Marsh hibiscus/Rose mallow

Showy red, white, or pink flowers; can tolerate dry periods.  Low salt tolerance.

Hypericum densiflorum
Bushy St. Johnswort

Small dense shrub or woody perennial with numerous showy yellow flowers.

Kosteletzkya virginica
Marsh mallow

Tall woody perennial, showy pink flowers, tolerates dryer soils.

Liatris spicata
Blazing star

Flowering herb with showy racemes of pink flowers.  High salt tolerance.

Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal flower

Tall leafy herb, showy red flower spikes; attracts butterflies, hummingbirds.  Low salt tolerance.

Lobelia elongata
Blue lobelia

Similar to L. cardinalis but with blue flowers.

Monarda fistulosa
Wild bergamot

A showy pinkish flowering plant with aromatic leaves and hollow, greenish-purple stems.

Orontium aquaticum
Golden club

Unique gold tipped flower on white stalk. Leaves are dark green and waxy.

Peltandra virginica
Arrow arum

Aquatic herb, grows in 1 to 3 feet of water, large arrow-shaped leaves.  Low salt tolerance.

Physostegia virginiana
Obedient plant

Showy native flowering perennial with long upright racemes bearing pink flowers. The stem has a characteristic ability to remain bent when moved.

Pontederia cordata
Pickerel weed

Robust, succulent herb with spikes of attractive purple flowers, lobed leaves.

Ratibida columnifera
Prairie coneflower

Erect, hairy, clump forming coneflower with fernlike leaves and maroon and gold blossoms.   Low salt tolerance.

Ratibida pinnata
Grey-headed coneflower

Tall upright coneflower with drooping yellow blossoms. 

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Goldsturm black-eyed susan

Long blooming flowering perennial with dark green leaves and bright yellow blossoms.  

Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed susan

Native in mountains, piedmont, and coastal plain.

Sabatia kennedyana
Plymouth rose-gentian

Delicate herb, feathery leaves, showy pink flowers; native to pine savannahs.  Low salt tolerance.

Sagittaria latifolia
Duck potato

Similar to S. lancifolia, but with arrow shaped leaves.  Very low salt tolerance.

Saururus cernuus
Lizard's tail

Heart shaped leaves and interesting recumbent flower spikes.  Low salt tolerance.

Solidago sempervirens
Seaside goldenrod

Salt tolerant goldenrod, yellow flowers.

Stokesia laevis
Stokes aster

Showy perennial herb with a basil cluster of dark green leaves, numerous broad light blue to purple flowers.

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
New England aster

Inflorescence a many-headed panicle, large showy violet flowers.

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Aromatic aster

Woody stemmed dense bush forming herbaceous perennial with numerous blue to purple flowers in autumn.

Verbena hastata
Blue vervain

Upright flowering perennial.

Vernonia noveboracensis
Ironweed

Robust perennial herb, tall leafy stem, numerous purple disk flowers.

Yucca filamentosa
Yucca

Suckering evergreen perennial with characteristic thready filaments along leaf margins.