Just as buying locally grown produce is good for area farmers, planting native grasses and plants is good for your landscape. That’s because native plants have already adapted to the environment and are easier to maintain as a result. The following are some Zone 6 planting suggestions we highly recommend:
- Ninebark. One Variety is a compact shrub, it features a gorgeous yellow in the early spring that fades to a deep chartreuse in the fall. Another popular variety grows larger and fills space well, and has copper colored leaves in spring that mature to a deep burgundy/purple.
- Prairie Dropseed. This small ornamental grass grows as the seasons pass. It’s perfect for filling landscape beds and raised terraces.
- Red Cedar. This tree is the only evergreen truly native to Kansas and Missouri. There are many cultivars of Juniperus virginiana that keep true to their adaptability in our region, and provide many different options when selecting evergreen trees or shrubs.
- Western Yarrow. A beautiful flowering perennial native to Kansas and Missouri, once established it adapts well to our environment.
Do you need help with your Zone 6 native planting this season? Contact Hermes Landscaping and we’ll be happy to provide some suggestions that will fill it perfectly with your desired aesthetic.