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Landscaping with Native Midwest Plants

Landscaping with Native Midwest Plants

With hot and humid summers and bone chillingly cold winters, landscaping in the Midwest can be tricky. However, by using plants that are native to the region, you can ensure that your landscape will always look beautiful.

Landscaping with Native Midwest Plants

Here’s a look at some of most durable native Midwest plants that can withstand the intense climate, require minimal care, and will make your landscape look incredible.

Purple Coneflower

This plant features eye-catching blooms of purple petals with an orangey-colored cone in the center. They are a perennial, so they’ll come back year after year, and since they’re drought tolerant, they require minimal upkeep. They bloom in the summer and attract bees and butterflies, so they’ll make your garden buzz with activity.

Orange Milkweed

This native mid-western plant boasts brilliantly colored blossoms of reddish-orange. The flowers are dainty and grow in clumps, creating a delicate, yet bold statement. Orange milkweed blooms in the early summer and its foliage will remain green until fall’s first frost. They require minimal maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about constant upkeep. Plus, they are beloved by hummingbirds and butterflies; in fact, monarch butterflies lay their eggs on these plants, so not only will this plant beautify your landscape, but it will also help monarchs flourish.

Prairie Dropseed

This ornamental grass is drought tolerant and can withstand the high temperatures and hot sun in the Midwest summer. It has a fine texture and grows in lush green clumps. It’s a wonderful edging plant and creates a safe haven for birds and other wildlife.

Black-Eyed Susan

The bright yellow petals and dark brown cone-like center of the Black-Eyed Susan is breathtaking. They grow native in all parts of the Midwest and do well in the high sun. They’re a perennial plant, so they come back year after year. Blooms burst in the mid-summer, adding brilliant color to your garden.

Arbor Hills Tree Farm & Nursery Omaha

We provide the Highest Quality Field Grown Nebraska Trees and Shrubs – directly to our customers, at the lowest possible price.

Whether you are looking for trees for:

  • new home landscaping
  • wind blockage
  • commercial or residential

Arbor Hills will work with you to provide the most beautiful Nebraska grown trees available. We grow most of our tree inventory and transport in bulk in early spring – to a holding site in West Omaha for distribution. Most trees can be delivered and planted within 5 to 7 days if you reside in the Omaha metro area. We also source other high quality trees and shrubs from other growers to supply the Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa market.

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