Written by Betty D July 23, 2020
Common milkweed grows well in average soil, but prefers full sun, and can grow to about 5 feet tall.
Swamp milkweed does best in a damp environment. Pick a place where water collects for best results.
Purple coneflowers like well-drained soil and prefer sun or part shade. Birds also love the seeds.
Also known as bee balm, it grows about 4 to 5 feet tall and makes a great back drop for shorter plants.
In the mint family, it grows as tall bushes with fragrant showy blooms. They seed easily and crushed leaves smell like licorice.
Garden phlox grows to be about 2 to 3 feet tall and can tolerate full sun or part shade.
It grows in full sun and well-drained soil, spacing the plants 12-15 inches apart.