Dump the Daylilies! Plant These Sun-Loving Native Plants Instead

Did you know that most non-native perennial flowers, such as daylilies, peonies, and bearded irises, offer very few benefits to the ecosystem? Why settle for less, when you can enjoy the same level of beauty while providing support to native pollinators and songbirds and cutting down on maintenance by planting native flowers? This class will provide an in-depth look at native perennials with showy flowers and native grasses that thrive in sunny conditions and wet, dry, or average soil.


Native Plants for Sunny Dry Areas (Penn State Extension)

Native Plants for Sunny Moist Areas (Penn State Extension)

Sun-Loving Native Perennials (Bowman's Hill WIldflower Preserve)

Class Presentation (2012)