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.

  • Opuntia phaeacantha
    This North American Native cactus is a wonderful structural addition to any roof.
  • Origanum vulgare
    Roof top herbs, this plant originates from dry areas and covers the ground making it a perfect roof plant. Additionally it's attractive to pollinators and humans!
  • Penstemon barbatus ssp. coccineus
    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 var. pygmeus
    North American Native that attracts many pollinators. Light purple and white flowers.
  • Penstemon pinifolius
    A major attractant for hummingbirds with its bright red-orange tubular flowers. North American Native. Green foliage in winter.
  • 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.
  • Potentilla neumanniana
    Cinquefoil spreads by seed and stolons creating a carpet or living mulch, the numerous yellow flowers in spring stand out.
  • 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.
  • Ruellia humilis
    This Mid-Atlantic native is a great accent plant to add height, texture, and biodiversity to any roof.

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