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If Not Mums, Then What?

By: Sandra Nelson

butterfly and bee on coneflower

After last week's blog,  a very good question came up.  A client asked,  "If I decide to become a native plant purist and avoid mums, then what should I plant instead?  

That simple question prompted a lot of discussion about which are the "Must Have" fall flowering natives. After lots of consideration, these are the top ten suggestions from Embassy designers and staff. 

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