Update: This website has now been replaced with Kansas Roots. This new site, will combine all K-State plant recommendations in one place. This will include flowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, fruits, vegetables, and others. Great site!
Looking for attractive but tough ornamentals to adorn your garden? At Prairie Star Flowers, K-State maintains a growing list of tried-and-true varieties that can handle whatever Kansas weather throws their way.
The flowers and ornamental grasses listed at Prairie Star Flowers have been tested at Olathe, Wichita, Hays, and Colby for at least two years. They have received top ratings for vigor and visual appeal. They are readily available, easy to maintain, and have a sturdy plant structure that can handle strong winds.
Take some time to browse through the new additions, or download a complete list of prairie-suitable annuals and perennials. These varieties look great!