Look for Missouri Native Plants
Missouri native plants are a popular choice because they are adapted to our local weather and soil conditions, generally have fewer insect problems and use less water, pesticides and fertilizer. Find native plant options at moprairie.org/GrowNative.
Plants to Consider for Shaded Areas
For yards with more shade than sun, try plants like: ajuga, bigroot geranium, Blackhaw viburnum, bleeding heart, dead nettle, ferns, hellebore (Lenten rose), hosta, impatiens, Japanese maple, oakleaf hydrangeas, pawpaw, rhododendron and serviceberry.
Plants to Consider for Sunny Areas
For yards with more sun than shade, try: petunias, marigolds, zinnias, purple coneflower, salvia, peony, clematis, daffodils, hyacinths, little bluestem, holly, beautyberry, hazelnut, azalea, redbud, dogwood, red and sugar maples and short-leaf pine.
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