Landscape designers native planting suggestion - thoughts?
We're building a new home. The developer wants a native planting bed in the back corner of our property. I'm all for the concept, but I'm new to natives and a novice gardener.
Here's the plant list provided by the landscape designer...
5 Purple willow
5 I.G. (this isn't spelled out... any ideas?)
10 Purple coneflowers
10 Swan coneflowers
10 Whorled milkweed
50 mix of rose verbena, Missouri evening primrose, purple poppy
I will be responsible for maintaining this bed. My biggest concern is that the plants require little maintenance to look nice. The plants I'm familiar with from the list (black-eyed susans, puple coneflowers, swan conflowers) are sufficiently low maintenance for me, but I don't have any experience with the others.
What do you think? Should I be concerned about any of these plants?