The Greater Portland area grows a variety of different plants. These are the top ten plants to check out this year.
1. Peace Tea Rose
This rose needs full sunlight to flourish. It will bloom in late spring to early fall and needs moderate moist soil. When the roses finally bloom, they will be pink and yellow. This can add a great pop of color to your home landscape.
2. Oregon Bleeding Heart
This flower, also known as Dicentra Formosa ssp. Oregana, needs partially sunny to mostly shady light to bloom. They bloom in early spring to early summer. The flower petals come in pink, purple, yellow, and a cream color. They thrive in moist wetlands.
3. Oregon Anemone
This flower, scientifically named Anemone Oregana var. Felix, is a perennial that blooms in early spring to mid-summer. It comes in blue, purple, reddish-pink, and bi-colored. The Oregon Anemone will flourish in an open and moist area.
4. Western Starflower
Scientifically known as Trientalis Latifoliata, this perennial blooms in late spring to early summer. It needs rich soil for the white or pink flowers to open up. This plant grows best in moist shaded areas.
5. Baby Blue-Eyes
More formally called Nemophila Menziesii, this flower blooms in late winter to early summer. It is light blue and flourishes in sandy, gritty soil. This plant is low maintenance and has some drought resistance to it.
6. Columbia Lily
The scientific name for this flower is Lilium Columbianum. It blooms in early summer and is dark orange with brown spots. This lily needs moist to slightly dry soil and needs to be partially shaded.
7. Oregon Iris
Another name for this flower is Iris Tenax because it is such a tenaciously strong plant. It blooms mid to late spring. The petals are lavender-blue, purple, white, pink, or yellow. This plant needs partial sunlight and likes moist soil. This plant, however, can be poisonous if parts of the plant are ingested.
8. Scouler’s Bellflower
This perennial is also known as Campanula Scouleri. It blooms, with pale blue petals, in mid to late summer. It grows best in moist shaded areas.
9. White Inside-Out Flower
This blown back white petaled flower is also called Vancouveria Hexandra. It blooms in the late spring to early summer. They prefer shady, damp areas. These plants are low maintenance and are relatively pest and disease free.
10. Smith’s Fairybells
This plant’s scientific name is Prosartes Smithii. It blooms in early to late spring and thrives in moist, shady areas. This bell-shaped flower is commonly white. It needs some maintenance, including organic fertilizer in the spring.
What does your landscape look like?
These plants could be a great addition to your landscape. If you would like to incorporate more of the Pacific Northwest into your landscape but are not sure how, call us today at 503-284-3557 and we will help you!