Our scope of services: Perennials/Groundcovers/Native Plants

At Ross Perennial Plant Farm we grow both perennials and perennial groundcovers for the landscape. We grow many perennials native to the South East and many that are beneficial to honey bees, other bees, butterflies and birds.  

Our Areas Of Focus: Selection/Customer Service/Environment

Selection: New varieties added to our inventory list each year. To help with our selection we use not only our own experience but also knowledge from our customers and other industry professionals.    

Customer Service: We have knowledgable staff that will help you with any questions you may have. Your business is very important to us and we want to make sure you have a good experience here and a good experience gardening with our perennials.

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Environment

Landscapes can be enhanced with the addition of perennials. Foliage and/or blooms can be very showy, but perennials are also beneficial to the environment. Groundcovers help control erosion, keep roots of other plants shaded and reduces the need for mulching.

Wildlife

Bees and butterflies gather pollen and nectar from perennial blooms.

Birds eat the seeds from spent blooms.

Frogs and lizards and many other species use the foliage to obtain water and shelter.

For Example

HOSTA DRINKING GOURD is a great example of a plant that provides water for bees and lizards, etc. The cup shaped foliage serves as a water reservoir after a rain or irrigation.

FATSHEDERA JAPONICA, IRIS ENSATA and OSTRICH FERN have large foliage that provides shade and cover from predators.     

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We love that so many of our plants are beneficial to Birds, Butterflies and Bees!!!

Perennial Plants That Attract/Feed Birds:

Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Grasses, Liatris, Agastache, Callicarpa, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Solidago

 

Perennial Plants That Attract Hummingbirds and/or Butterflies:

Monarda, Penstemon, Phlox, Lobelia, Salvia, Ruellia, Lantana, Buddleia, Asclepias, Gaura, Eupatorium, Verbena, Digitalis, Aquilegia

 

Perennial Plants For Bees:

Thyme, Sedum, Nepeta, Mountain Mint, Liatris, Allium, Asters