PPL Electric Utilities has generously sponsored your native plant through its Community Roots Program. Check out the PPL Community Roots page for more info on the program.
Please keep your pot after planting and return it for a one-time $5 credit toward your purchase*. We can reuse them and you can help keep them out of the landfills!
*One pot per family per purchase per day. Offer good through September 1, 2022.
Common Blue Violet can handle light foot traffic and can be added to a lawn for its pollinator value. It spreads readily by seed. Use it in your garden beds as a living mulch. It provides early nectar for bees and other pollinators, and is a larval host plants for several butterflies and fritillaries. It typically blooms in spring and may send up a few flowers in fall as well.
Penstemon digitalis (beardtongue) sends up a white spike of flowers in early summer. It will spread readily by seed and tolerates drought and poor soil. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and tolerates: deer, drought, clay soil, and dry soil.
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) is a popular flowering perennial with a long bloom season.
Solidago bicolor (Silver-Rod) flowers white from late summer into the fall. It grows well in dry, often poor, soil, in full sun to partial shade. It prefers clay soil and is drought and deer tolerant. Also called ‘White Goldenrod’ Goldenrods are often falsely blamed for causing allergies. Their pollen is sticky and is not windborne.
Solidago caesia (Bluestem Goldenrod) Does not cause allergies! An important fall nectar plant for butterflies. Dry shade OK.
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower) brings a bright red to the garden. Hummingbirds often visit it. t needs a lot of moisture and prefers shade to part shade. The more sun it gets, the more moisture it will need.
Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox) attracts butterflies and other pollinators. It blooms in summer.
Hypericum (Shrubby St John’s Wort) prefers sun and average to dry soil.
Rudbeckia triloba (Brown eyed Susan) tolerates heat, drought, deer, and a wide range of soils. It blooms prolifically bringing and bright spot to the autumn garden. Excellent as a cut flower.
Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop) Light purple flower, summer, full sun.
Phlox maculata (Meadow Phlox) Blooms summer. Moist soil, sun or light shade.
Chrysogonum virginianum (Green and Gold) Low growing groundcover, blooms yellow. Sun to shade.
Ruellia humilis (Wild Petunia) Blooms pink summer. Tolerates dry site.
Rudbeckia fulgida var fulgida (Black Eyed Susan) Long bloom season.
Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset) Excellent plant for pollinators! Easy to grow. Clay soil OK.
Below are images of the signage we post with these plants in the nursery. Review them for detailed information on cultural requirements and sizes. Click to see full size.
Mint is one of our favorite native plants, because it’s ideal for pollinators. Check the tag of your plant to see which species you have. Genus Spotlight: The Mountain Mints