Brickellia eupatorioides (False Boneset)

Tubular creamy yellow rayless (no petals) flowers blooms at the top of the plant and give way to fluffy seed heads once the cooler weather arrives. Upright clump form.

Blooms summer into fall
1-4′ tall x 1-2′ spread
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 6
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Tall racemes of tiny indigo flowers with gold anthers grow above small grayish-green feathery foliage on this semi-evergreen rounded shrub.

Blooms mid to late summer
1-3 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°)
Fragrant
Drought tolerant
Attracts butterflies

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Bright yellow petals around a deeper yellow centre sport bright green foliage of wide basal leaves with thinner stem leaves  Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring through early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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Deep fuchsia nodding buds lift their heads to bloom and reveal a plume of thin, pink, waifish tails that resemble feather dusters and aide in dispersing seeds. The tall fuzzy stems are leafless, with a base of fern-like divided green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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This perennial features small green buds topped with pale pink and white flowers that grow on fragrant green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 0.75-1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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This perennial features a grayish central cone that darkens to brown once the yellow rays drop off, and slender hairy stems bearing small upper leaves and long lower leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
3-5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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A profusion of bright rosy-red blooms cover the entire plant, and almost completely hide the leaves because they’re so dense. The glossy green foliage turns bronze in fall. Mounding rounded habit.

Bloom in late spring
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Smooth-margined, narrow, glossy dark green foliage retains it colour into the fall but may have a bronze tinge in winter. Inconspicuous blooms. Slow growth rate. Ideal for topiary. Dense upright conical habit.

Blooms early spring
3-5′ tall x 2-3′ spread
Evergreen
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance
Fragrant insignificant flowers

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