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What are good native perennials to Indiana?

I am redoing my back garden and want the majority to be native perennials. so far all i have are some purple cone flower aka echinacea. I have a redbud planted in the garden also which shades about half of it. Any recommended plants?


  1. Try these links for ideas: Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society: http://www.inpaws.org/ http://www.inpaws.org/landscaping.html UIUC: http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/prairienativelinks.html US DOT: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/rdsduse/in.htm Purdue: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/IN_prairie_wildflowers.html NRCS: http://www.in.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/PlantMaterials/plant_materials.html Merry Lea Environmental Center: http://www.wnit.org/outdoorelements/pdf/nativeplants.pdf IPFW: http://www.phyplt.ipfw.edu/GROUNDS/NativeTReesOfIndianaRiverWalk/index.html Good luck!
  2. You have a lot of choices for Indiana! Maybe try Columbine, Asters, Cardinal Flowers or blue Phlox in the part sun-shade areas. Maybe Coreopsis, Blazing Stars or Black Eyed Susans in the full sun. You can go to http://www.inpaws.org/2005LandscapeBrochureWEB.pdf to check on some others that are native for your area. It's great that you are going to plant native!