Rudbeckia lacinata (Cutleaf coneflower) is is a tall, erect and stately native with yellow rays accented by a green center held by coarse, hairy stems. Blooming in August and September. Excellent cut flower and butterfly magnet. R. laciniata can be found blooming in moist meadows, grassy roadsides and flood plains from Quebec to Montana south to Arizona and Florida.
Dryopteris marginalis (Eastern woodfern or marginal woodfern) - Fern - Zones 3-8, Height 12-18 in. The leathery leaves of Dryopteris marginalis are a beautiful addition to the woodland garden and can form a lovely an easy to maintain groundcover. A sturdy east coast native, it forms a tidy clump that will not spread and is very tolerant of dry shade conditions once it has established. Dryopteris is translated from the Greek as "oak fern".
Juniper 'Old Gold'Juniper 'Old Gold' Spreading junipers like 'Old Gold' can be planted approximately three feet apart for groundcovers that hold their color all winter. This slow-growing juniper, which tops out around 2 to 3 feet tall, is an attractive golden-yellow.