Exotic Native Perennial Plants
Plants can help your yard and home have an attractive appearance. Well-manicured shrubbery and a maintained lawn can add to that effect. A home needs flower beds to spread a little color in what would otherwise be a sea of green to stand out truly. Choosing to use perennial plants for your decorative needs means you will only have to plant them once, and they will return yearly. That will leave you with only maintenance tasks regarding your flower beds. And many different perennials are native to the country yet still exotic when decorating your yard. Let's look at a few that are especially well suited to bring beauty into your life. Beautiful Native Plants complement any garden.
For a low-level splash of color, the bird's foot violet is a perfect choice. This hardy little plant only grows to three inches and is topped by a lovely violet flower with an orange center. The distinctive shape of its leaves gives it its name. The flower prefers dryer soil and grows best in direct sunlight. It seeds itself readily, helping to spread its beauty in an ever-widening area.
The sight of the white flowers of the bloodroot is usually one of the surest signs of spring. Blooming from March to May every year, the easy-to-care-for plant will be a welcome addition to your garden. The plant grows from a shallow root rhizome that will branch and spread this lovely harbinger of warmer days.
If you enjoy watching hummingbirds in your yard, this could be the plant you have been searching for. Its bright red flowers grow along with a two to three-inch spike at the three- and four-foot-tall dark green plant tops. It is the perfect plant along your fence line; It enjoys moist soil and full to partial sunlight. You will love the spectacle during the heat of a summer day.
This plant is similar in appearance to the cardinal flower, being only a little shorter and bearing brilliant blue flowers in the late summer. It is more suited to a moist or damp environment making it perfect for stream banks and the edges of wetlands. The plant grows well in all types of light, including the full shade of wooded yards.