PHOTOS

An Illustrated Guide to the Native Plant Garden by Susan Carpenter

In mid to late summer, giant purple hyssop (_Agastache scrophulariaefolia_) with pale flowers on stalks up to 6 feet tall, attracts many pollinators, like this hummingbird. This member of the mint family grows well in full sun or light shade, in mesic soil.  Elm-leaved goldenrod (_Solidago ulmifolia_) and Canada rye (_Elymus canadensis_), both shown in foreground, thrive under the same conditions as the hyssop.

In mid to late summer, giant purple hyssop (Agastache scrophulariaefolia) with pale flowers on stalks up to 6 feet tall, attracts many pollinators, like this hummingbird. This member of the mint family grows well in full sun or light shade, in mesic soil. Elm-leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia) and Canada rye (Elymus canadensis), both shown in foreground, thrive under the same conditions as the hyssop.