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Top Plant Picks November 2022

Top Plant Picks November 2022

Fall is coming to a close! Cheekwood’s Horticulturist Sage McClain, shares her top plant picks for November.

Sarracenia ‘Judith Hindle’ (Pitcher Plant)

Bloom Time: April to May

Sun Requirement: Full Sun

Water Requirement: Wet

Wildlife: Attracts insects

Tolerates: Wet soils

Native to North America: Yes

Zones: 6 – 8

Other: This carnivorous plant is perfect for a bog garden! The soil must be consistantly wet and acidic and they need to be protected in the winter months. The narrow pitchers lure insects inside with their nectar.

Location: Herb Garden

Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’ (Wintergold Winterberry)

Bloom Time: March to July

Sun Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Fruit provides food to birds and is a host plant for Henry’s Elfin butterfly.

Tolerates: Resistant to fire, fairly deer resistant

Native to North America: Yes

Zones: 3 – 9

Other: This multi-stemmed shrub produces many clumps of glossy peach-colored berries in fall throughout winter.

Location: Howe Garden

Conoclinium coelestinum (Blue Mistflower)

Bloom Time: July to November

Sun Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: This wildflower attracts bees and butterflies

Tolerates: No serious insect or disease problems

Native to North America: Yes

Zones: 5 – 9

Other: This wonderful native wildflower blooms throughout the fall and attracts late-season butterflies. It spreads very quickly.

Location: Sculpture Trail

Echinacea ‘Cantaloupe’ (Cantaloupe Coneflower)

Bloom Time: June to November

Sun Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water Requirement: Dry to Medium

Wildlife: Attracts goldfinches and other birds

Tolerates: Drought tolerant

Native to North America: Yes

Zones: 3 – 8

Other: This coneflower has large cantaloupe orange blooms that make good cut flowers.

Location: Color Garden

Viburnum dilatatum ‘Asian Beauty’ (Asian Beauty Viburnum)

Bloom Time: May to June

Sun Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Attracts birds and butterflies

Tolerates: Drought tolerant

Native to North America: No

Zones: 4 – 8

Other: This is an upright shrub that produces creamy white flowers in late spring that give way to bright red fruit in fall.

Location: Japanese Garden

Diospyros virginiana ‘Magic Fountain’ (Weeping Persimmon)

Bloom Time: March to May

Sun Requirement: Full Sun

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Attracts night pollinators and deer

Tolerates: Full Sun

Native to North America: Yes

Zones: 5 – 9

Other: This weeping tree produces edible golden-yellow fruit that you can eat fresh or make into a jam. The drooping branches have dark green leaves that turn bright yellow and orange in the fall.

Location: Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden

Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ (Bloodtwig Dogwood)

Bloom Time: May to June

Sun Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Attracts birds and butterflies

Tolerates:Fairly pest-free and deer tolerant

Native to North America: No

Zones: 5 – 7

Other: This shrub has golden fall foliage and colorful crimson stems that really show off in the winter!

Location: Dogwood Garden

Colchicum ‘Water Lily’ (Giant Crocus)

Bloom Time: October to November

Sun Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Wildlife: Attracts bees

Tolerates: Deer tolerant

Native to North America: No

Zones: 4 – 7

Other: Perfect for woodland or rock gardens! They shoot up lilac colored blooms in the fall.

Location: Herb Garden


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