There are hundreds of native wildflowers from which to choose for your cabin garden.
Purple Coneflower (dreamstime.com)Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium One of the most distinctive of all native prairie plants, with bright white “golf ball” flowers and yucca-like foliage. A totally unique plant! Prairie Blazing Star Liatris pycnostachya Huge wands of bright pink flowers make this a mid-summer garden standout. Does well in any good garden soil, and tolerates moist sites as well.
Colorado Columbine (dreamstime.com)Sulfur Flower Eriogonum umbellatum var. aureum ‘Kannah Creek’ Sulfur flower is one of the most adaptable flowers for dry areas of the mountain west. Golden flowers age to a rusty red in early and mid summer. Coyote Mint Monardella odoratissima Widely adaptable, this beautiful and aromatic plant forms dense mounds with bright lilac blooms that attract a host of butterflies. Sandia Primrose Primula ellisiae (rusbyi) This easiest to grow and longest-lived western primrose sports stunning deep red flowers for weeks in late spring. Great for rock gardens!
Sandia Primrose (dreamstime.com)Western Flag, Wild Iris Iris missouriensis With lavender to blue and sometimes white flowers, this is a great choice for moist soils and rich garden loam. The intricately patterned blooms are a welcome late spring sight!Author Neil Diboll owns Prairie Nursery in Westfield, Wis.,
Wild Iris (dreamstime.com)www.prairienursery.com.