Hey, you St. Louis homeowners! If you’re looking to upgrade your yard’s beauty game, consider adding some native plants to your landscaping. These babies are locally sourced and know how to handle the climate and soil, which means they’ll make your life a lot easier. Plus, they’re like a 5-star resort for local wildlife!
So, here are the top 5 native plants that’ll turn your yard into an Insta-worthy paradise:
- Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) – Not only is this orange wildflower a total babe, but it’s also the life of the party for butterflies, especially the monarchs. It likes sunny spots and soil that’s easy to drain. And when it blooms in the summer, you’ll be the envy of your neighbors!
- Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) – This yellow flower with a dark center will make you feel like you’re at a beach party every time you look at it. It grows up to 3 feet tall and thrives in dry conditions, so you don’t have to worry about watering it all the time.
- Eastern red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) – If you want a flower that’s as unique as you are, go for the Eastern red columbine. Its red and yellow blooms will have your yard looking like a Pinterest board in no time. And bonus: hummingbirds and butterflies love it, too!
- Wild indigo (Baptisia australis) – This bad boy is like the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson of native plants – tough, resilient, and oh-so-handsome. It grows up to 4 feet tall and produces blue-purple flowers that’ll make your heart skip a beat. And once it’s established, it’s basically indestructible.
- Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum) – Don’t let the name fool you – this plant is anything but a weed. It’s more like the Beyonce of native plants – tall, elegant, and a total showstopper. Its pinkish-purple flowers will steal the spotlight in late summer and early fall. And did we mention it attracts bees and butterflies? #goals
So, there you have it – the top 5 native plants that’ll give your St. Louis yard the makeover it deserves. They’re easy to take care of, eco-friendly, and gorgeous as heck. What more could you ask for? Check out more beautiful bloomers on our social media channels. @quietvillagelandscaping
For help on where to plant these natives, how to care for them, or prepping your yard for planting, you can always contact us for a free estimate for any of our all-inclusive landscaping services we provide. And, although not all natives, you can see other plants we routinely feature in landscape designs here.