We have already discussed the benefits of using Michigan native flowers in your home landscape. Using native flowers in your landscape has positive effects on the environment and your wallet.

Below are some summer blooming Michigan native flowers that make beautiful additions to any landscape. Native flowers come in a variety of colors, heights and growing conditions and thrive when planted in their proper growing conditions.

Michigan Native Flowers

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Summer Blooming Michigan Native Flowers
Black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia hirta

 

Butterfly-Weed
Butterfly-Weed
Asclepias tuberosa

 

Common Milkweed - Michigan Native Plants
Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca

 

Sundrops
Sundrops
Oenothera fruticosa

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Blue Vervain
Blue vervain
Verbena hastata

 

Cardinal Flower
Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis

 

False Sunflower
False sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides

 

Wild bergamot, Beebalm
Wild bergamot, Beebalm
Monarda fistulosa

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Landscaping with native plants offers a wide variety of benefits for you and the environment. There are around 1,800 species of native Michigan plants. There is a variety of native plants for every type of environment, in a variety of heights, colors, bloom times and foliage.

Landscaping with native plants, why should you do it?

  • Native plants are naturally adapted to the weather conditions and soils of the area, and require minimum maintenance once they have become established.
  • When planted in the correct location they do not need irrigation, fertilization or winter protection.

    Landscaping With Native Plants
    The cardinal flower is just one of many spices of plants native to Michigan.
  • Using native plants can provide food and shelter for wildlife. Native plants attract dragonflies, butterflies, birds and other creatures. The use of these plants helps counterbalance the destruction of habitats from rapid development.
  • Native plants produce deep roots that allow for water to soak into the ground, which helps prevent runoff and erosion.

From the list above you can see the different benefits that landscaping with native plants can provide. These plants thrive in their native environments and require minimum maintenance, which means less money out of your pocket in the long run.