Special Collections

Hort. - spreaders

Native species that are rhizomatous or seedy spreaders that are lovely and/or do a good job colonizing tricky spaces but can be bullies in a smaller garden if they are happy enough.

Last Update: 2019-08-16

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id_plant scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
ASSY Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
COCO13 Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
EUPE3 Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
EURO4 Eupatorium rotundifolium Roundleaf Thoroughwort Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 1/2 ft. detail
HEDI2 Helianthus divaricatus Woodland Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-7 ft. detail
HEMI3 Helianthus microcephalus Small-headed Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 1/2 ft. (occasionally taller) detail
PELA8 Penstemon laevigatus Eastern Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
PHVI8 Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
SAAL21 Saccharum alopecuroides Silver Plumegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
SORU2 Solidago rugosa Rough-leaf Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
SYLA4 Symphyotrichum lateriflorum Calico Aster Perennial Forb/herb detail
SYPI2 Symphyotrichum pilosum Hairy White Oldfield Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1/2-4 1/2 ft. detail
VENO Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail