Sequel Native Plantings

The Sequel Architecture + Interiors office property is now home to over 42 native species with the focal point being the narrow strip of ground between the ramp and the sidewalk where short, dry-loving native plants were planted 6” apart.  This keep the planting as true to a prairie ecosystem as possible.  When fully grown in, it will flower from early spring through fall and provide food/shelter to native Iowa birds and insects.

Closer to the building are several species of taller growing native plants that were chosen to create a vignette of flowers as one looks out from inside the building. Another planting along the east side of the property includes 6 native shrubs, 4 Prairie Willows (Salix humilis), and 2 Dwarf Chinquapin Oaks (Quercus prinoides).  This planting area provides a buffer and privacy screen for the property as well as food and cover for wildlife.


Native Species


Grasses and Flowering Plants



Birds and Insects Supported



Plant Species


Bouteloua curtipendula – Side-Oats Grama
Carex gravida – Heavy Sedge
Carex molesta – Troublesome Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea – Fox Sedge
Koeleria macrantha – Junegrass
Panicum virgatum – Switchgrass
Schizichyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem
Sporobolud heterolepsis – Prairie Dropseed
Stipa spartea – Porcupine Grass


Echinacea pallida – Pale Purple Coneflower
Amorpha canescens – Leadplant
Antennaria neglecta – Field Pussytoes
Artemisia ludoviciana – White Prairie Sage
Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata – Whorled Milkweed
Baptisia alba – White Wild Indigo
Baptisia leucophaea – Cream False Indigo
Callirhoe involcrata – Purple Poppy Mallow
Ceanothus americanus – New Jersey Tea
Coreopsis palmata – Prairie Coreopsis
Dalea purpurea – Purple Prairie Clover
Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake Master
Gentiana andrewsii – Bottle Gentian
Liatris aspera – Rough Blazing Star
Monarda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot
Oenothera macrocarpa – Missouri Evening Primrose
Penstemon digitalis – Foxglove Beardtongue
Penstemon grandiflorus – Large-Flowered Beardtongue
Phlox pilosa – Prairie Phlox
Rudbeckia subtomentosa – Sweet Coneflower
Ruellia humilis – Wild Petunia
Silphium laciniatum – Compass Plant
Solidago nemoralis – Grey Goldenrod
Solidago speciosa – Showy Goldenrod
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae – New England Aster


Quercus prinoides – Dwarf Chinquapin Oak
Salix humilis – Prairie Willow