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.

  • Ipomopsis rubra
    North American Native. Brilliant red flowers on spikes 3 or 4 feet high. Feathery green foliage. Highly drought tolerant.
  • Liatris microcephala
    Tolerant of harsh growing conditions such as poor soil, heat, humidity and drought. It is a great nectar source for pollinators.
  • Liatris spicata
    This eastern North American native is a great accent plant to add color and height to a green roof. Its purple flower spike is a pollinator magnet and will increase biodiversity.
  • Mixed Flats – Biodiverse Pollinator-Friendly Blend
    Pollinator-friendly mixed flats create an urban oasis for pollen, nectar, and larval sources on green roofs. Can be made region specific. The perfect supplement to our extensive mixed flat selections.
  • Opuntia phaeacantha
    This North American Native cactus is a wonderful structural addition to any roof.
  • Penstemon barbatus
    A major attractant for hummingbirds, with its bright scarlet-red tubular flowers, held high above the foliage on tall stems. North American Native.
  • Penstemon hirsutus
    North American Native that attracts many pollinators. Light purple and white flowers.
  • Petrorhagia saxifraga
    Very fine textured light green foliage covered with tiny pale pink flowers. Extremely drought tolerant. Tolerates some shade.
  • Phlox subulata
    A beautiful carpet of flowers in very early spring. Green foliage through winter. North American Native. Tolerates some shade.
  • Ratibida columnifera
    This North American native is a great accent to add height and biodiversity to a green roof. The bright yellow ray flowers have a striking cone of disc flowers in the center.

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