Add perennials to your landscape design for a low-maintenance and beautiful garden. These great plant combinations will inspire you to add more colorful perennial flowers to your yard and to your front porch.
NEW JERSEY TEA This plant occurs in well drained prairie sites and flowers there from May to July. At Neale Woods it is considered rare; 2 plants were found in Knull Prairie near the Millard Observatory. Native Americans used this plant extensively as a medicinal agent and a beverage. They likely passed this knowledge on to the colonists who used it in place of black tea during the Revolutionary War. Other common names include Red Root, Snowball, Snowbrush and Spangles.
Carolina Allspice, Calycanthus floridus Height: 3 to 8 feet Zones: 5-9 Type: Shrub A wonderful, easy-to-grow shrub, Carolina allspice features strongly fragrant dark red flowers in early summer. The show doesn't stop there; the leaves often turn a nice shade of yellow in the fall. Carolina allspice is largely left alone by deer, probably thanks to its clove-scent foliage. The shrub thrives in full sun or part shade and in moist, well-drained soil. It's native to areas of North America.