|Rudbeckia fulgida var fulgida|
Keep in mind that even if they are native to where you garden~They might not grow in your garden.
|A garden filled with former asters~symphyotrichum and eurybia, Goldenrods/solidagos and Mistflower/conoclinium|
|a native ex-aster and Chasmanthium latifolium|
If you garden on a difficult spot like I do, then aggressive native plants are not a problem. They are welcome. In fact, they are my fall garden workhorses. They're essential to my garden and being rough and tumble wildflowers means they're unfazed by shallow clay soil. They bloom until a killing frost and they attract bumbles, butterflies and other critters to the garden. They also make me happy. What more could you ask for in a garden plant.
So, plant more natives~They really do make sense. In case, I haven't convinced you consider this: native plants are adapted to our unique garden climate; they're less susceptible to pests and disease; we generally don't have to greatly modify the soil characteristics; and, they provide beauty for humans and food and shelter for visiting butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
Trust me there are many native plants that are not thugs~You might want to consider planting a sweet native like Salvia azurea. It occasionally reseeds but isn't a thug by any stretch of the imagination.
So go ahead, plant more natives, just be sure to research what makes sense in your garden.
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