Blue Atlas Cedar

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Easy Care Plants

There are a number of good, care-free plants that are not native to our region. If you live beside a natural area, you probably want to avoid most non-native plants, but for the typical suburban yard, these are all excellent choices.

  • Barrenwort (Epimedium selections), perennial
  • Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis and alba), perennial
  • Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica glauca), evergreen tree
  • Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroema indica), large shrub
  • Daffodils (Narcissus selections), bulb
  • Garden Peony (Paonia selections), perennial
  • German/Bearded Iris & Siberian Iris, perennial/tuber
  • Grape Hyacinth (Muscari areminaceum), bulb
  • Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone (Anemone x hybrida Honorine Jobert)
  • Plumbago/Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides), perennial
  • Thomas Winter Crocus (Crocus tommassinus), bulb
  • Variegated False Solomons Seal (Polygonatum odoratum Variegata), corm

Additional images

Barrenwort is happy in dry shade.

Daffodil Thalia is an old fashioned triandrus type.

German Bearded Iris come in all colors.

Grape Hyacinth is happiest in part-shade.

Honorine Jobert Anemone blooms from September into

November, much longer than other selections.

Plumbago or Leadwort has true blue flowers & red fall color


Variegated False Solomon's Seal is a nice groundcover for

shade or part-shade, here it grows beside a small hosta.

Thomas's Crocus blooms earlier than many crocuses.