The species that have proven successful for us include sweet pepper-bushy clethera, sweet spire Itea virginica, strawberry shrub Euonymous americanus, beauty-berry Callicarpa americana and sweet shrub
Calycanthus floridus, among others.
Blue mist, sweet shrub
, sweet spire, half-a-dozen species of local ferns, butterfly weed, and a number of other native plant species grace our flowerbeds with abundant green and vibrant color when in season.
For sweet shrubs
, look to the evergreen, pale pink flowered Daphne x burkwoodii `Somerset'; silver-grey leaved Cytisus battandierii, with pineapple-scented yellow `candles', though it needs a warm, sheltered position; and climbers like Clematis recta and, later in summer Clematis flammula, the `virgin's bower', both smothered with small white flowers.