April 24, 1998

Prairie Wildflowers for the Home Landscape

Non-native perennials, such as peonies, daylilies, and bearded irises, are indispensable components of the home landscape. Though suitable for the home landscape, native perennial wildflowers are often unappreciated and not widely planted. Native plants do have distinct advantages. Native wildflowers are adapted to our soil and weather conditions. Many are relatively easy to grow.

Early Spring Blooming Perennials

One of the first signs of spring is the emergence of the crocus and daffodils. Yet some perennials can also introduce the spring season. There are a number of early blooming spring perennials that can complement the bulbs and help wake up the perennial garden. The following perennials are the prelude to the later spring bloomers.