Accent Plants

These plants can be used to add color, texture, height, extend flowering season, and to attract additional pollinators. They are most effectively used with a base of sedum to create the main cover for the green roof.

  • Allium senescens ssp. montanum
    An Allium variety featuring strong upright green foliage. Pink to white buds open to pink to lavender flowers. Later blooming. Green winter foliage.
  • Allium senescens ssp. montanum var. glaucum
    Interesting foliage plant adds texture to a green roof with spiraling blue-green leaves. Flowers give much-needed color later in the season. Tolerates some shade.
  • Allium sphaerocephalon
    Also known as drumstick Allium- has a unique habit, the 1” egg shaped flowers at various heights add pops deep purple color to the landscape.
    Sold as bare root Bulbs.
  • Allium stellatum
    This native prairie onion has muted tones, from a drier, sunnier habitat than cernuum.
    Sold as bare root Bulbs.
  • Aquilegia canadensis
    Columbine is found naturally in North America, adapted to a wide range of conditions. Displaying beautiful Crimson Red flowers early in the season.
  • Armeria maritima ‘Splendens’
    Shiny dark green narrow leaves form tufted clumps. Pink flowers. Tolerates salt and shade. Dark green to purple winter foliage. North American native.
  • Asclepias tuberosa
    With its striking bright orange flowers, this North American and Mid-Atlantic native is a great accent plant. It is a host plant for monarch butterfly larva and helps increase the biodiversity on a green roof.
  • Aster alpinus ‘Dunkle Shoene’
    The variety 'Dunkle Schoen' has excellent performance, adding mid-season bloom for pollinators on the roof.
  • Bigelowia nuttallii
    Showy yellow flowers are borne high above tuft-like foliage. A very drought tolerant North American Native, with a lasting bloom. Tolerates some shade.
  • Bouteloua curtipendula
    Side Oats, the flower is one sided contains orange anthers that add motion.

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