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Flower Facts: Native Maryland Plants

Black-Eyed Susan native flower to Maryland

Are you looking for a new flower (or two or three) to add to your garden? Read on to learn what some of Maryland’s top native plants are.

Are you looking for a new flower (or two or three) to add to your garden? Then, you should know that native gardening will benefit your garden significantly. Why should you grow native? Plants native to Maryland have evolved with its region’s climate and unique features for thousands of years. Maryland’s native plants thrive and are well-suited for its conditions. They can withstand pests, changes in weather, and work well with Maryland’s soil conditions. Read on to learn what some of Maryland’s top native plants are.

Cardinals

Cardinals are a fan favorite because of their striking red color. This perennial is easy to grow, and once this flower fully develops, you can divide it and add it to your garden. Cardinals thrive well in moist areas with a lot of direct sunlight or at least some direct sunlight. Cardinals serve well as marginal plants surrounded by ponds. This flower also works well for pollinator gardens. It attracts hummingbirds, which have a positive impact on the environment. 

Christmas Ferns

A Christmas Fern is another plant that doesn’t require much maintenance for it to grow. It thrives best in shady areas as well as acidic soil. It’s an evergreen, resistant to deers, and ideal to add into flower arrangements. 

Bergamot 

If you want to grow a pollinator garden, then you would indeed benefit from this native plant. This brightly colored flower attracts bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. This perennial is perfect for sunny garden spots. What’s even better is that you can use this plant to brew herbal tea. 

Black-Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans are native plants that thrive well in North America. This plant self-seeds and extensively grows when it has enough space. Bees love to flock to this flower that resembles the bee itself. Black-Eyed Susans are striking with its yellow flowers and black center. No wonder it’s the Maryland State Flower. 

Red Maples

The red maple tree is a long-lived shade tree. It can grow 60-90 feet tall! During the fall, its leaves turn into beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow. It also has brilliant red flowers that bloom in early spring, which benefits native pollinators. Red Maples grow best in wet soil. Often, they’re grown in areas that don’t have perfect drainage. 

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