Monday, September 6, 2010

Sedums and Other Late Summer Blooms

Here's a short video of pollinator friendly plants. The emphases is on what few Sedums are in my collection. 'Autumn Joy' and 'Black Jack' Sedum are the only two I really have. Sedum ternatum is the only Sedum that's native to my area and one of the few species that grows in the eastern US at all (that is native). I'll have pictures later on.

Also featured are the nonnative Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensi) and the native Blue Mist Flower (Eupatorium coelestinum). The colors pair nicely but I'm not sure they're good companions. Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) is also featured and but there isn't much going on with it. There isn't much going on the Blue Mist Flower either but it's only the first year I've had that species. Supposedly it's a Monarch favorite so we'll have to wait and see.