1. Inland New Jersey Tea
Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun; dry to medium, well-drained soil
Native range: Eastern and central United States and adjacent Canada
This native prairie shrub forms neat, rounded mounds of dense foliage topped by showy white flowers in May and June. The tiny flowers bloom in rounded clusters, about 3 inches in diameter with 20 to 30 flowers each, that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. The unusual common name refers to an eastern relative, New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus, Zones 4–8), which was used as a tea substitute during the American Revolution.
Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and 9 to 18 inches wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; dry to medium, well-drained soil
Native range: Western and central United States and adjacent Canada
Many familiar prairie grasses are warm-season species…
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