Geranium rozanne creeper, unknown zone.
Echinops zone 3 to 9
Camassia native? bulb okay with wet.
Iberis, subshrub hardy to -30
Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula venust) puts out a short-lived puff of dainty flowers which fill the garden with a smell exactly like roses (when roses had scent).
Helianthemum nummularium Recommended for sunny bank, blooms for 2 months, foliage can be green, flowers come in pink, yellow and orange, too. Common name: Sunrose, rock rose Origin: Europe Where it will grow: Hardy to -20 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 5 to 7; find your zone) Elevation range: To 8,000 feet Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full sun Mature size: 6 to 12 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Evergreen foliage, long bloom period, floriferous, drought tolerant, low maintenance, good nectar source When to plant: Spring Seasonal interest: Late spring to early summer
Need some Aquilegia, get longspurs. Or Bulgarian?
Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra). Native. Smells like roses. Perfect for rain gardens or moist areas, 4 feet tall in full to partial shade.
Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium). Shade to partial sun, to zone 2, native.
Lupinus Perennis, or "Wild Lupine" Native to Maine, try at cottage, Full sun to partial shade, This is not European Lupine and probably has some other common name outside NA.
Botanical name: Phlox pilosa Common names: Prairie phlox, downy phlox Origin: Native to eastern North America
Agastache foeniculum Common names: Anise hyssop, fragrant hyssop Does okay in sand. Native. Cottage?
Put Kalmia in front of pines in side garden?
Swamp Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceus) Native At 3 to 6 feet tall, and a lover of moist or even boggy conditions in full sun, this is the perfect aster for a large rain garden or at a pond’s edge. blooms between August and October.
Silky Aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum) Native to the central, eastern and northern Great Plains Silky aster is distinct-looking, with 1-inch-wide blooms and leaves covered in fine hairs that give it a soft feel and silvery appearance. It stands about 12 to 18 inches tall and wide and prefers full sun and well-drained soil; rocky or sandy soil is perfect.
Hosta alternative Solomon’s plume (Maianthemum racemosum, syn. Smilacina racemosa) instead. It spreads slowly, blooms in late spring, likes medium to dry soil and gets about 2 feet tall.
Northern maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum) Native to Eastern NA. Hardy to -40 degrees F Puts up with standing water, but don't let it dry out. For cottqage? For home?
Calycanthus Floridus Native to zone 3. Try cultivar Aphrodite Suckers? Check how badly
New England Aster, now called Symphyotrichum. Self seeds. Tall.
Piedmont Azalea, zone 6.
Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp rose mallow (also the common name for the related Hibiscus grandiflorus), Native to eastern U.S, Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (zones 4) Water requirement: Medium to high, tolerates standing water. Light requirement: Full sun Mature size: 3 to 7 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide
Geum Trifolium, native, to zone 3, full sun to 25% shade
Lobelia Siphilitica. Native, likes damp soil. Blooms midsummer to fall.
Hydrophyllum virginianum; Virginia waterleaf,, Shawnee salad Native, Zone 2b Woodlands and woodland edges, Wet-mesic to mesic-dry, sandy-loam to clay-loam soil Light requirement: Partial sun to shade Mature size: 6 to 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide
Spigelia marilandica, woodland pinkroot, Native: Zone 4 Dappled shade and moisture. Cottage? Hard to propagate, 1-2 feet
Botanical name: Mitella diphylla Common names: Bishop’s cap, twoleaf mitrewort Native, zone 3 Plant under trees, or against foundation on shady side of house.
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) Native Maybe instead of lavender?
Red or Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) I didn't know it could be this pretty. Cottage?
Aquilegia canadensis Native. Wonder if there are lots of cultivars. "Does fine in dry shade."
Ilex veticullata, Winterberry. At cottage.
Symphyotrichum laeve, Smooth Aster. Easy care, fall-bloomer, to 25% shade. Native to West, Midwest and scattered spots in East. Hardy to zone 4
Dicentra Eximia Wild Bleeding Heart Native to Mid-Atlantic states, does dry shade --- under Norway Maples!!!!!
Tiarella, shade, short, Much prettier versions available
Actaea racemosa: Black cohosh, Native, blooms in shade, but likes it moist. Don't mix up with Asian Acteas. Latin name sas once a Cimicifugia. Is this the CImicifugia I have?
Liatris Aspera, native to US, but not to Maine, to -40F, all soils, tolerates some light shade.
Campanula Rotundifolia Native.
Penstemmon Digitalis, native.
Botanical name: Mertensia virginica Common names: Virginia bluebells, Virginia cowslip Note, it's neither a Scilla nor a Primula. Native to Ohio and VA, but hardy to -40. ephemeral, dies back.
Botanical name: Sanguinaria canadensis Common name: Bloodroot Native, shade, early spring. Use instead of Galanthus?
Uvularia grandiflora Common name: Large-flowered bellwort Native to NH, but not Maine, Likes shade, hardy to zone 2.
Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria mellifolium, zones 4 to 8) native to west US. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds with its fragrant foliage and petite white flowers. Understory for pines?
trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens, zones 4 to 9). Native, to East, possibly to Maine?
Dodecatheon meadia Common names: Shooting star, Zone 4, spring ephemeral, prairie, native, but not to Maine,
Osmorhiza longistylis Sweetroot. A bit weedy-looking, but native to Maine, puts up with a lot of shade and dryish soil.
Non-invasive (or so they say) gooseneck loosestrife.
Aesculus parviflora Common name: Bottlebrush buckeye Native to SE US, to zone 5, partial sun to light shade. Will it grow in Maine?
Tiarella Spring Symphony