WildThings Rescue Nursery Native Plants with purpose

Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
*NY NATIVE
A tough-as-nails plant that will not only reward you with it's beauty, but will also bring butterflies and our precious pollinators to your gardens.
Does not need to be in a wet garden, despite it's common name. Does beautifully in drier beds, too, in full sun.
Benefits to wildlife: Nectar source for many butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds, larval host plant for Monarch, specifically.
*With the very real danger of losing our Monarch butterflies forever, we should all plant as many Asclepias species as possible in our yards!
Gallon Pot $12.00

Asclepias ovalifolia

A very unusual Milkweed, white blooming and getting between 8 and 20" tall.

​Needs a very well draing soil and sun.

​Pint Pot $10.00

Asclepias hirtella (Tall Green Milkweed)
This beautiful, unusual Milkweed can get 4 feet tall, and likes a moist, well draining soil in sun.
Wildlife Benefits: Special value to Bees and larval host plant for the Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed Tiger Moth.
Pint Pot $10.00

Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
*THREATENED IN NY STATE
A very pretty native pink nodding, ornamental onion, with very long bloom season and super easy to grow in a well draining soil and full sun.
Height 1 to 2 feet.
Wildlife benefits: VERY HIGH Wildlife value! This plants serves as a nectar plant for 20 Native Lepidoptera species! Also a nectar source for native bees and hummingbirds. (Our are always a flurry of activity from the honey bees we keep.)
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Angelica atropurpurea (Native Great Angelica)
Our locally native Angelica, with tall impressive, greenish-white blooms, and striking purple stems.
Likes full sun, to a bit of shade and any moist but well draining soil.
Wildlife benefits: Larval host plant for the Black Swallowtail and Short Tail Swallowtail Butterfly. Nectar source for Hummingbirds. Adored by Pollinators.
Biennial
5 Pint Pot $10.00

Agastache nepetoides (Giant Yellow Hyssop)
*ENDANGERED IN NY STATE
A butterfly, pollinator and hummer magnet!
And such a unique architectural statement for the sunny perennial border at it's 6-7 feet in height!
Must have good drainage.
Wildlife benefits: Valuable nectar source for hummingbirds and many butterfly species. All pollinators also flock to it in droves!
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Asclepias viridis (Green Flowered Milkweed)
A unique green flowered Milkweed, with stunning blooms, and easy to grow.
Gets between 2 and 3 feet tall here. Likes good drainage and sun.
Wildlife benefits: Nectar source for many butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds, larval host plant for Monarch Butterfly and Tiger Milkweed Moth.
Gallon pot $12.00

Asclepias humistrata (Pink Veined Milkweed)

A GORGEOUS Southeastern Milkweed, with dramatic foliage, and showing pink blooms. Gets about 2' tall.
Must have a sandy, slightly acid soil and sun.
Hardy to zone 5.
Wildlife Benefits: Special value to Bees and larval host plant for the Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed Tiger Moth.
Pint Pot $10.00

Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

Similar in appearance to the common A. syriaca, but better manners.

​Any sunny, well draining site will do.

Wildlife Benefits: Nectar source for many, but larval host plant for the Monarchs, specifically.

Pint Pot $10.00

Aquilegia canadensis (Wild Columbine)
Great early color for the native garden, in sun to a partially shaded bed with good drainage. 1-3 feet in height and very long lasting blooms.
Wildlife Benefits: Nectar source for Bumbles Bees and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Larval host plant for the Columbine Duskywing.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Amsonia tabernaemontana DWARF Form (Dwarf Blue Star)
A shorter, more compact variety of Blue Star, getting only 1 to 2' tall here in the gardens.

Likes a moist, sandy soil in sun to partial shade.
Wildlife Benefits: A favorite nectar source of Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Hummingbird Moths and Long-Tongued Bees.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Amsonia tabernaemontana (Tall Blue Star)
A sturdy, drought tolerant native, getting about 3 1/2' tall here in the gardens, and loving a moist, sandy soil in sun to partial shade.
Wildlife Benefits: A favorite nectar source of Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Hummingbird Moths and Long-Tongued Bees.
Gallon Pot $12.00

​​​Asclepias tuberosa (Orange Butterfly Weed)
* EXPLOITABLY VULNERABLE IN NY STATE
Another must have for the native butterfly garden. Brilliant color. Drought tolerant and a Monarch larval host plant. One of the shorter Milkweeds, only getting about 2 feet tall, here in the gardens.
Wildlife benefits: Nectar source for many butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds, larval host plant for Monarch, specifically.
*Will not tolerate poor drainage.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Asclepias verticillata

A white blooming, narrow leaf Milkweed, native to NY that has proven to be the Monarch caterpillar's favorite food, by far, of all the Milkweeds.

Moist, but well draining soil and sun.

Wildlife Benefits: Nectar source for many butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds, larval host plant for Monarch, specifically.

​Gallon Pot $12.00

Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)
Gorgeous late season color and smothered in dark purple blooms. One of the busiest gathering places in the Fall Garden. Always a flurry of activity.
A tall Native Aster getting about 3- 4 feet tall, and also gets quite bushy, so likes a bit of room.
Wildlife Benefits: Where to begin? Bumbles and Honey Bees love the pollen & nectar, as do many other Long Tongued and Short Tongued Bees, Butterflies and Skippers. A larval host plant for many Moth species.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Asclepias variegata (Redring Milkweed)

*Endangered in NY State.

​The rare and beautiful Redring Milkweed likes a very well draining soil and sun to partial shade.

One of the shorter Asclepias, only getting about a foot tall here for us in the gardens.

Wildlife benefits: Nectar source for many butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds, larval host plant for Monarch, specifically.

​Pint Pot $15.00

Sun-Lovers Page 1 (A-Asclepias)

Asclepias tuberosa "Hello Yellow"
* EXPLOITABLY VULNERABLE IN NY STATE
Yellow blooming Butterfly Weed for the butterfly garden. Gets covered with bright yellow blooms. Drought tolerant and a Monarch larval host plant. One of the shorter Milkweeds, only getting about 2 feet tall, here in the gardens.
Wildlife benefits: Nectar source for many butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds, larval host plant for Monarch, specifically.
*Will not tolerate poor drainage.
Gallon Pot $12.00