Woody Perennials For Beautiful Fall Garden – Now is the absolute perfect time of year to consider all the wonderful woody perennials and assorted plants native to the mid-western states. The abundance of superb, lucious plants to choose from is so vast; it is close to being limitless!
There is a huge selection to choose from – from wetland plants to an amazing array of the finest woody perennials you’ll find anywhere in the Midwest – all right at your fingertips via our website. One right after another you’ll find gorgeous plants and flowers everywhere on our site – Great Blue Lobelia, Sweetflag, Monkey-flower, Phlox, and Groundnut are just a few of so many, many more to choose from! These and a variety of other woody perennials provide fantastic options for any type of landscaping project you are sure to have planned for the nearing fall planting season.
One of the most fabulous plants you should consider for your next outdoor planting job would be the Crossvine (Bignonia Capreolata). This woody, climbing vine will generally grow to reach 50 ft. long. Most consider this a very showy vine as it flaunts orangish-red flowers that grow to approximately 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches across that hang in little bunches of 2 – 5 and are shaped in a trumpet-like form. These hardy vines are occasionally seen high up in the trees, climbing their way up by use of the plants’ tendrils. The Crossvine has leaves that grow to 4 – 6 inches long and are usually about 2 inches wide; there is also a third leaflet which is modified into a tendril. Changing from a deep, dark green in the summertime to a gorgeous reddish-purple in winter, the Crossvine has semi-evergreen leaves that are persistent and glossy. This is a gorgeous choice for any luscious woodsy area.
Numerous native grasses and plants, which can be used in restoration and pond planting, are available as well. Among the more popular is many a landscaper’s favorite for the fall garden, Chairmaker’s Bulrush (Schoenoplectus Americanus). This native midwestern grass is a perennial with long rhizomes and part of the sedge family. The seeds of the Bulrush are a favorite of many species of shorebirds and waterfowl, as well as many types of songbirds. Geese and beavers will munch delightedly on the rhizomes of this shoreline grass and the dense growth of some species of this plant will offer comfortable cover for various wildlife species, making it one of the best solutions for your sometimes-difficult landscaping need for a water-edge plant.
Crossvine Bignonia Capreolata