Northeast Pollinator Plants
5. Monarch Garden Collection
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Plant this garden collection to help rebuild our beloved Monarch population. The Monarch Garden collection includes 11 species of native wildflowers to provide foraging from spring to fall and larval host plants for ensuring the successful next generation. Most of the native wildflowers in this collection tend to be short-lived but a bit rambunctious in reseeding or spreading by roots and are selected to provide constant and overlapping flowering. Maintain this naturalizing garden by providing a watchful eye, allowing the plants to find there 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: Penstemon digitalis (Beartongue), Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine), Asclepias tuberosa (Butterflyweed).
Mid-Season Flowering: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed), Asclepias syrica (Common Milkweed), Eutrochium purpureum (Sweet Joe-Pye Weed), Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot).
Late Flowering: Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed), Eupatorium perfoliatum (Common Boneset) to be substituted with Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower) due to poor germination, Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster).