Northeast Pollinator Plants
3. Naturalizing Pollinator Garden Collection for Sun to Part Sun, Dry to Moist
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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 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: Polemonium reptans (Creeping Jacob's Ladder) replace with Prunella vulgaris (Self-Heal) due to poor germination, Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort) Desmodium canadense (Showy Tick Trefoil) to be replaced with Chamerion angustifolium (Fireweed) due to being sold out of Desmodium.
Mid-Season Flowering: Pycnanthemum tenufolium (Slender Mountain Mint), Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed), Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset), Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm).
Late Flowering: Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod) to be replaced with Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed) due to being sold out of the Solidago, Symphyotrichum ericoides (Heath Aster), Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower) to be replaced with Lysimachia ciliata (Fringed Loosestrife) due to popularity of the Rudbeckia, sold out as singles..
Native Grass: Andropogon geradii (Big Bluestem).