Some of my favorites: astilbe, bugbane
(Cimicifuga), columbine (Aquilegia), daylilies (Hemerocallis), euphorbias, filipendula, geraniums, meadow rue (Thalictrum), and peonies, and, in the wooded areas, hellebores by the hundreds.
Other CCAs in various stages of development or implementation across the country include those to protect such species as the Oregon spotted frog, the Arizona bugbane
, and the Cossatot leafcup in Arkansas.
Wants: passion vine, yellow hollyhock, bronze fennel, forest pansy redbud, coreopsis nana & zagreb, tamarix, bear's-breeches, bottlebrush buckeye, bugbane
, crape myrtle, micanthus purpurascens, phlox, Darwin's choice, epemedium (red, pink, or orange)
Another name not so attractive is Bugbane
because the leaves are believed to repel insects.
It adjoins his house and is a masterpiece of stones, lush plantings (a huge bugbane
dominates in summer), a portico, a courtyard, artifacts, constant change and elaboration.