Author Archives: Beverly Hamrick

Another Native at Countryside Gardens

Another NATIVE butterfly host plant at Countryside Gardens is Black Cherry also known as Prunus serotina, wild black cherry, rum cherry, or mountain black cherry. A deciduous woody plant species, this widespread species is the largest and most important native cherry. The valuable wood is used particularly for furniture, paneling, professional and scientific instruments, handles, and toys. […]

Crimson Princess Lobelia

Drive hummingbirds crazy with Crimson Princess Lobelia. It is a stricking perennial, deer resistant, attracts bees, and butterflies. Available Countryside Gardens in Hampton. Bog tolerant, this clump forming dwarf variety has beautiful crimsom red flowers top dense green foliage late spring through summer. Great for borders or containers. Nice cut flower. Height: 20″. Width: 20″. Exposure: sun-part/shade.