WildThings Rescue Nursery Native Plants with purpose

Oenothera macrocarpa (Large Flowered Evening Primrose)

A low growing, well behaved Evening Primrose with ridiculously large blooms.

Moist, well-draining soil and sun. Easy!
Wildlife Benefits:Nectar source for native bees, pollinators and butterflies. Prostrate growth habit makes excellent cover for small creatures like frogs/toads/salamanders
Gallon Pot $12.00

Monarda didyma Pink Form (Pink Bee Balm)

Another nectar rich Monarda, usually covered with Skippers and Hummingbird Moths here in our gardens.

Likes partial shade and a well draining soil.

Wildlife benefits: Valuable nectar source for many native pollinators, bees and butterflies. A favorite of the Hummingbirds.

Hardy to zone 3

Gallon Pot $12.00

Penstemon digitalis (Bearded Tounge)
Such an easy, beautiful plant to grow in almost any soil, with full sun.
Long blooming and very showy, great in combination with any of your other native sun-lovers.
Wildlife Benefits: HIGH WILDLIFE VALUE! Nectar source for many long-tongued bees, including honeybees, bumblebees, Anthophorine bees, Miner bees, Mason bees, and large Leaf-Cutting bees. Also a nectar source for many Butterflies and Sphinx Moth species, as well as Hummingbirds!
Gallon Pot $12.00

Penstemon calycosus (Bearded Tounge)

A NY Native Penstemon with crazy long bloom time, and oodles of pale lavendar blossoms.

Gets about 1' in height.

Likes sun and a moist well draining soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Penstemons are a nectar source for many native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds.

Gallon Pot $12.00

Pycanthemum incanum (Hoary Mt. Mint)
A REALLY beautiful late season bloomer, that just keeps on going until hard freeze. Full sun and just about any soil. Gets about 2-3 feet tall.
Wildlife Benefits: Special value to Honey Bees and Native Bees. Butterfly magnet!
Gallon Pot $12.00

Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)

A tall substantial perennial with presence.

​Shrubby and loaded with brilliant gold blooms mid-summer, and always covered with activity.

Sun to partial shade and any soil.

​Wildlife Benefits:Larval host plant for Sulpher Butterflies, also moths Ascalapha odorata (Black Witch) and Pleuroprucha insulsaria (Common Tan Wave). Adored by Bumbles for it's pollen.

​Gallon Pot $12.00

Senna marilandica (Wild Senna)

Not much different in appearance from the Senna hepecarpa, but a bit less common.

Still sports oodles of large bracts of golden blooms in Summer and always covered in Bumbles.

Sun to partial shade and any soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Larval Host Plant for Sulpher Butterflies, also moths Ascalapha odorata (Black Witch) and Pleuroprucha insulsaria (Common Tan Wave)

Gallon Pot $12.00

Sun-Lovers Page 4 (M-Se)

Rudbeckia maxima (Giant Black-Eyed Susan)

A monster of a Black-Eyed-Susan, this Rudbeckia has very large, blue-green leaves that are almost succulent-like. In Summer it flaunts huge flowers, getting about 4" across, here in the gardens and reaching an impressive height of 6 feet.
Likes full sun and excellent drainage.
Wildlife Benefits: Special value to Native Bees
Gallon Pot $12.00

Scutellaria incana (Hoary or Downy Skullcap)
*ENDANGERED IN NY STATE
One of the longest blooming perennials we grow here. Tall, dense spires of gorgeous blue blossoms that go for at least a month, longer with a bit of dead-heading.
Mature height 2'.
Likes sun and a moist, well draining soil.
Wildlife Benefits: Favorite nectar source of Bumblebees, Skippers and Small Butterflies.
Gallon pot $12.00

Oenothera pallida (White Evening Primrose)

Stunning white form of Evening Primrose that blooms nearly all season.

Sun and good drainage. Gets about 1 1/2 feet tall here in the gardens.

Wildlife benefits: Larval host plant for the Sphinx Moth and always covered with native bees and pollinators.

​5 Pint Pot $10.00

Sagittaria latifolia (Arrowleaf)
*Beautiful Native suitable for bog or pond marginal.
Large arrow-shaped leaves that always point upward, and very pretty, short-lived, white blooms.
Colonizes quickly if happy.
Wet, acidic, sandy soil in sun to partial shade.
Wildlife Benefits: Nectar and pollen attract a wide variety of Native Bees, Butterflies, Wasps, Honey Bees and Skippers. Ducks and Muskrats will eat the tubers.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Salvia lyrata (Lyre-leaf Sage)
*ENDANGERED IN NY STATE
A low growing, front of the border native, with beautiful foliage, and delightful bluish-white tubular blossoms.
Moist, but well draining soil in full to partial sun.
Wildlife Benefits: Nectar source for Hummingbirds and a wide assortment of Butterflies.
Gallon pot $12.00

Phlox maculata (Tall Garden Phlox)

Imagine a tall fragrant summer Phlox that doesn't mildew!

This is a native, straight species Phlox that never gets Powdery Mildew EVER!

Sun and any soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Provides abundant nectar for Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Moths and Skippers.

​Gallon Pot $12.00

Rudbeckia triloba "Red Spot"
This is the coolest Native Black-eyed-Susan we grow, in my opinion.
The plant is very branched, and a full sized Rudbeckia plant.....but the flowers are the cutest little minis, and they literally cover the shrubby foliage. 
Begins putting on the show in early to mid summer, and ours are still blooming in the gardens until the frost decides to put an end to the party.
Full sun and good drainage.
Wildlife benefits: Larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly. Larval host plant for16 Lepidoptera Butterfly species. Always covered with Native Bees here in the gardens.
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Monarda punctata
A native "Bee Balm" that we have just fallen in love with here. Only been growing it in the beds for a couple years, now, (Due to a friend asking us to start some for her...REALLY glad she did!)
Not only an all season bloomer...but great cut flower, too!
Likes sun and must have a well draining soil. (Loves sand!)
A self sowing Biennial.
Wildlife benefits: A favorite nectar plant of the rare Karner Blue Butterfly and Hummingbirds. Larval host for Pyralid Moths and the Gray Marvel.

Also valuable nectar source for Native Bees.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Rudbeckia triloba
This is the straight species, with clear cheery yellow blooms, (LOTS of them!), and getting about 4' tall in our gardens, with non-stop blooming until frost. Easy in full sun and any soil with decent drainage.
Wildlife Benefits: Larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly. Larval host plant for16 Lepidoptera Butterfly species. Pollen and nectar source for a wide array of Native Bees and Pollinators!
Gallon Pot $12.00

Oenothera minima (Itsy Bitsy Mini Evening Primrose)
This adorable miniature only gets about 2" tall, and blooms on and off all through the growing season. Superb rockery plant or anywhere up front along your sunny perennial border. Self sows freely.

Moist well draining soil and sun.
Wildlife benefits: Nectar source for butterflies and Native Pollinators.
Hardy to zone 3.
4" Pot $8.00

Monarda didyma (Red Bee Balm)

A prolific bloomer and always a Hummingbird magnet.

Brilliant red blooms loaded with nectar and just plain gorgeous in the gardens.

Sun to partial shade and a moist, but well draining soil.

Wildlife benefits: Valuable nectar source for many native pollinators, bees and butterflies. A favorite of the Hummingbirds.

Hardy to zone 3.

Gallon Pot $12.00

Monarda fitulosa White Form (White Bee Balm)
Native straight species, pure white Bee Balm that is mildew resistant AND behaves! Blooms for months and the bees and hummers love it!
Sun to partial shade and fast draining soil. (We grow ours in sandy raised beds and they love it.)
Wildlife benefits: Valuable nectar source for many native pollinators, bees and butterflies. A favorite of the Hummingbird Moths.
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00