Northeast Pollinator Plants
8. Naturalizing Pollinator Garden Collection w/Ground Cover, for Sun to Part Sun, Dry to Moist
We ship only to the New England and New York states. Orders are shipped mid-June through September. We ship within two weeks of order or by mid-June for orders placed before shipping starts. Shipping free for Garden Collections. This collection includes plants in biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep, and ground cover plugs at 1.56" diameter by 2.25". Please email if you prefer to order/pay by check than on-line, see Contact Us below.
Includes 10 naturalizing species of native wildflowers that tend to be short-lived but a bit rambunctious in reseeding or spreading by roots plus 1 native grass species selected to provide constant and overlapping flowering for our valued pollinators, AND 3 ground cover species in a sun-part sun, dry-moist "cottage garden. For me a "cottage garden" is one where the gardener allows the plants to find their own niches with some gentle editing in spring to eliminate any rogue reseeding or spreading.
Species to include:
(No substitutions requests please, though substitutions may be necessary if poor germination.)
Early Flowering: Monarda puncata (Spotted Beebalm), Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort) Desmodium canadense (Showy Tick Trefoil)
Mid-Season Flowering: Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm), Pycnanthemum tenufolium (Slender Mountain Mint), Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed), Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset).
Late Flowering: Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod), Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower), Symphyotrichum ericoides (Heath Aster).
Native Grass: Andropogon geradii (Big Bluestem).
Ground Cover Plugs: Chamaecrista fasciculata (Patridge Pea), Prunella vulgaris (Self-Heal), Viola soraria (Common Blue Violet).