For sunny sites, the choices multiply: The gray foliage of the wormwoods, the intense blue foliage of Blue Fescue (Festuca ovina glauca), a multiple carpet of thymes, woolly Yarrow, Speedwell (Veronica), creeping mint (if the soil is moist), Snow-in-Summer (gray foliage and white flowers), Ajuga (bugleweed
in varieties of green to variegated to deep purple), to an amazing choice of sedums.
Flowers to Attract the Good Bugs BENEFICIALS FLOWER BLOOM TIME ATTRACTED Basket-of-Gold Early spring LB, HF (Aurinia saxatilis, aka Alyssum saxatilis) Wood betony Spring/summer HF (Stachys officinalis) Golden marguerite * Spring through fall LW, LB, HF W, T (Anthemis tinctoria) Carpet bugleweed
Late spring/ LB, HF (Ajuga reptans) early summer Rocky Mountain penstemon Late spring through LB, HF (Penstemon strictus) summer Alpine cinquefoil Spring LB, HF, W (Potentilla crantzii, aka P.
Vinca and bugleweed
(ajuga) work in somewhat shady areas, too.
Lycopus uniflorus Michx.; Northern Water Horehound, Northern Bugleweed
; Wet meadow north of central mesic woods; Infrequent; C = 5; BSUH 13554.
Lycopus uniflorus Michx.; Northern Water Horehound or Bugleweed
; Floodplain woods along Culmer's Run, cattail marsh, and along Salamander Creek on the west side; Frequent; (#); C = 5; BSUH 11731, 11766, 12511, 12525.