To end the week, on Saturday, June 9 at 10am, I'll be giving a presentation on Nebraska wildflowers at Finke Gardens and Nursery. And don't forget, I do run a native prairie garden coaching business. Ahem.
Also, check out Bob Henrickson's (NE Statewide Arboretum) fantastic advice on planting a mini prairie in your landscape.
I'm betting you've never heard of Parthenium integrifolium . It's a strong-standing perennial that doesn't look "flowery," but I guarantee you'll notice it. A June bloomer, its flower heads look like mini cauliflowers to me. Insects certainly do visit, but for me, the interest is in the unique blooms and how bright they are from a distance before most anything else is alight.
Wild quinine can do wet to dry soil--I have mine in medium clay, full sun. 3' tall by 2' wide.
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