6 Easy-Care Midwest Native Plants
Switchgrass (Panicum spp.)
Blooms Shaped like a fountain, this prairie grass delights from summer to winter. Expect soft blue-green foliage in the summer, followed by golden or spicy red tones in the fall and faded colors in the winter. "Grasses are such a natural choice for our prairie landscapes," Charlotte says.
Attracts Many butterflies and skippers lay their eggs on native grasses.