Garden Worthy Cedar Glade Natives

Primarily found in the Central Basin of Tennessee, native cedar glade plants can bring interest and color to garden beds. Mary DeHart shares her recommendations for dependable performance and long-lasting blooms.

Plants Featured in this Clip

RATIBIDA pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)
JUNIPERUS virginiana Grey Guardian
SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium (little bluestem) 'The Blues'
VERBENA canadensis 'Homestead Purple'
VERBENA canadensis 'Kathy's Kandy'
RUELLIA humilis (prairie petunia, wild petunia)
ALLIUM cernum (nodding onion)
COREOPSIS lanceolate
ECHINACEA tennesseensis (Tennessee purple coneflower)

Gardener Extras

  1. One of the nation's rarest wildflowers, ECHINACEA tennesseensis was the 2nd plant listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1979. After concerted conservation efforts, it was de-listed in 2011. Has a bloom time of up to 3 months.
  2. Most glade plants are very shade intolerant, which makes it difficult for them to compete in environments with deeper soil that supports the growth of shade-producing shrubs and trees.
  3. VERBENA canadensis 'Kathy's Kandy' was discovered by Kathy Andrews of Jackson TN. It was found growing in her pasture. It blooms longer than the species.

Marty DeHart

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