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Creating a Wildflower Meadow (Storey's Country Wisdom by Henry W. Art

By Henry W. Art

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Ideal for smaller gardens, but beware of its invasive tendencies. 1 ft. × 3 ft. Z6–10. ‘Summer Beauty’ sports huge, deeply cut, shiny, dark leaves; 4- to 6-foot flower stems with mauvebracted, white flowers. Tolerates southern heat and humidity. Z6–10. Achillea Asteraceae yarrow Summer-blooming yarrows are major players in sunny ornamental gardens. Their ease of culture and sturdy constitution reward beginners and experienced gardeners alike. A few low-growing species, such as Achillea ageratifolia and A.

Cimicifuga matsumurae, C. simplex var. matsumurae ••white ••late summer to early fall ••3–4 ft. × 2–3 ft. ••part shade, shade ••Z4–9, HS Bugbane. Central and eastern Asia. Chiefly available as the cultivar ‘White Pearl’ (syn. Cimicifuga simplex ‘White Pearl’). Arching, bottlebrush-like racemes to 24 in. long with small, white flowers borne on slender stems; these rise well above the mound of dissected, fern-like, medium green leaves that emerge late in spring. Actaea pachypoda syn. 5 ft. × 2–3 ft.

High and wide ••sun ••Z5–9, HS Agastache foeniculum Ajania Other Notable Cultivars ‘Acapulco Salmon and Pink’ bears mint-scented foliage and spikes of large, bicolored orange-and-pink flowers. 24–30 in. × 15 in. Z5–10. ‘Black Adder’ displays spikes with stacked whorls of smoky red-violet blossoms all summer and into early fall. 2–3 ft. 5–2 ft. Z6–9. ‘Blue Fortune’ produces tall spikes of powder-blue flowers. 3–4 ft. 5 ft. Z5–9. ‘Firebird’ has spikes of mixed copper, coral, and red flowers. 4 ft.

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