What are the best landscaping plants for Milwaukee gardens?

Deciding what plants to use in your Milwaukee landscape might come after choosing to overhaul your outdoor living space. Or maybe you just want to add a bit of color to improve your curb appeal. Whatever the reason, choosing to use plants that grow natively or well in Milwaukee will save you so much time and effort in the long run.

Purple Coneflower- The best plants for Milwaukee landscapes

The Purple Coneflower


Why use native plants? 

Native plants are those that have grown in a particular environment for many years and weren’t introduced by humans. The benefit of using native plants in your Milwaukee landscape is that they will be fairly low maintenance. As they are native and weren’t introduced by artificial means, they will naturally thrive in the climate, soil, rainfall, and other environmental factors. By choosing natives, you’ll reduce the amount of time and money spent on watering, fertilizing, and general pruning. Just think about all the other plants you have tried to introduce into your garden. Was there one in particular that just never seemed to take off? Perhaps it’s your environment that would be better suited to a native plant.

Violet Asters- The best plants for Milwaukee landscapes

The Violet Smooth Aster

Native plants that love to grow in Milwaukee

A lot of prairie plants like the Milwaukee environment, here are a few to consider.

  • Smooth aster
  • Rattlesnake master
  • Prairie blazing star
  • Ohio goldenrod
  • Wild quinine
  • Cream false indigo
  • Prairie dropseed
  • Butterfly weed
  • Purple coneflower


Other great landscaping plants for Milwaukee gardens

Hosta Leaves

If those plants listed above are just not giving you the dream look you have in your imagination, then here are a couple of other options you may want to consider. 

  • Primrose
  • Japanese morning glory
  • Patriot Hosta

Japanese morning glory flower


Whether you are having trouble choosing which plants to incorporate into your space or which stone to use for your walkway, you can trust Landcrafters with your Miluwakee landscaping projects. You have individual requirements, needs, and tastes and our landscape design process blends your unique desires with our experience and creativity.

At Landcrafters, we work hard to provide the best value in landscape maintenance, brick and stone masonry, tree planting, and all outdoor landscape design. We believe that is never “just” a backyard, but an extension of your home. Email us today to start your process!