Non-native plants that thrive here

A partial listing of non-native plants that grow successfully in GVM includes the following:

  • Golden storksbill
  • Hummingbird trumpet mint
  • Iris, daffodil
  • Lambs ear
  • Partridge feather
  • Penstemon (pineleaf red and pineleaf ‘mersea yellow’). Could be considered native wildflower as other penstemons.
  • Red feathers
  • Russian sage
  • Salvia
  • Sedum/stonecrop—groundcovers (e.g., ‘Blue spruce’, ‘Voodoo’, ‘Dragon’s Blood’, ‘Tricolor’)
  • Sedum/stonecrop—taller species (e.g., ‘Purple emperor’, ‘Autumn joy’)
  • Sempervivum—hens and chicks
  • Speedwell—Veronica ‘Turkish’
  • Spirea— ‘blue mist’ or ‘dark knight’
  • Yarrow—‘moonshine’, ‘coronation gold’