Vernonia glauca (Dwarf Ironweed)
A shorter version of our native Ironweed, only getting about 3-4 feet tall, and having broader, beefier leaves.
Likes full sun and any well draining soil.
Wildlife benefits: Important nectar source for MANY Butterflies, Native Bees and pollinators late season. Seeds serve as a  plentiful food source for birds.
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Solidago flexicaulis aureovariegata (Variegated Zig-Zag Goldenrod)

A yellow variegated Goldenrod. (And a well behaved goldenrod, at that!) Gorgeous yellow splashed leaves and vertical yellow blooms in mid to late Summer. Gets about 2-3 feet tall, and doubles in width each year.
Easy plant to grow in sun and any soil.
Wildlife Benefits: Blooms attract Long tongued Bees, Small Tongued Bees and Butterflies. Larval host plant for many Moth species. 
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)

Well behaved, Huge dense pyramids of blossoms, and very long bloom time, this is a treasure of a Goldenrod, reaching up to 4' tall.

Full sun and any soil.

Hardy to zone 3.

Wildlife Benefits: Late season nectar for honeybees, bumblebees, ants, beetles, moths and butterflies.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain)
Gorgeous, long blooming spires of lavender that draw butterflies by the dozens! Reaching about 2 feet in height.
Easy in sun and any well draining soil.
Wildlife benefits: Larval host plant for the Common Buckeye Butterfly. Eastern Black Swallowtail also enjoys sipping it's nectar!
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon pot $12.00

Vernonia noveboracensis (NY Ironweed)
A tall, (5 to 8 feet), late blooming beauty with vibrant color when much of the rest of the garden is finished blooming.
Likes full sun and any well draining soil.
Wildlife Benefits: Always covered in nectaring Butterflies here, and the seeds are a favorite food for songbirds.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Typha latifolia variegata (Variegated Cattail)
A variegated form of our native Cattail! Not anywhere near as aggressive as it's all green counterpart, and a great solution for any wet, sunny spot, with its gorgeous foliage and showy "tails".
Wildlife  Benefits: Larval host plant for many species of Moths. Cover.
Gallon Pot $18.00

Vernonia baldwinnii (West-coast Ironweed)
A native Ironweed hailing from the West Coast, This tall, sturdy, late blooming perennial is very showy, indeed! HUGE fluffy panicles of the perfect shade of purple on top of 5-6 foot stems and long bloom time make for a valuable addition to the late season gardens. Huge draw for butterflies and pollinators!
Sun and good drainage.
Wildlife benefits: Special value to native Bees as a pollen and nectar source. Nectar source for many Butterfly species. Seeds good source of food for birds.
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00

Verbena hastata PINK form
Lots of vibrant pink spires that last for months!
Likes a well draining soil in full sun.
Wildlife benefits: Important nectar source for many Native Bees, small Butterflies and Skippers. Larval host for the Verbena Moth. Seeds are a good source of food for Songbirds such as Cardinals, Swamp and Field Sparrows, Song Sparrow, and Slate-Colored Junco.
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon pot $12.00

Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

HUGE native for the sunny Pollinator Garden, getting about 10 feet tall and blooming Mid-Summer.

Reminiscent of a Dandelion on steroids. A very impressive plant.

Full sun and good drainage.

Wildlife Benefits: Pollen and nectar for Long-tongued bees, bumblebees, Miner bees, large Leaf-Cutting bees, Short-tongued Halictid bees and Syrphid flies. 

Butterflies also visit for nectar.

​Gallon Pot $12.00

Tridens flavus (Purple Top)

A tall native grass typically getting about 5' tall, but can get as tall as 7'.

Very drought tolerant and prefers partial shade.

Wildlife Benefits: Larval host plant for Lar Cross-line skipper, Broad-winged skipper, Little Glassywing skipper and Large Wood Nymph.

Gallon Pot $12.00


Vernonia lettermannii (Narrowleaf Ironweed)

Another well manner dwarf Ironweed, but with wispy fine foliage, and only getting about 2 1/2 feet tall here. (Arkansas Native)

Blooms a bit later than the other Vernonias, but still gets loaded with blossoms that persist until frost for us.

Likes full sun and good drainage.

Wildlife Benefits: Adored by Butterflies and Hummingbird Moths, as well as Skippers.

Gallon Pot $12.00

Vernonia gigantean/altissima (Giant Ironweed)

A NY Native Ironweed, that truly IS a giant.

Gets about 8' tall here in the gardens, and provides vibrant color late season.

Full sun. Good drainage.

Wildlife Benefits: Nectar source for  bee flies, butterflies, skippers, and many Long-tounged bees. Larval host plant for several Moth species.

Gallon Pot 12.00

Silene Regia (Royal Catchfly)

Brilliant, eye-catching red blooms on 2-3 foot stems, this is an extremely showy Native for the sunny garden. 
Wildlife Benefits: Swallowtail Butterflies and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds love the nectar! many other larger Butterflies also visit the flowers quite frequently in the gardens.
Pint Pot $8.00

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Thermopsis caroliniana (False Yellow Lupine)
Drought tolerant and stunning. This late spring bloomer appears more shrub-like at maturity than a herbaceous perennial. Mature stand will be about 5' X 5'. Beefy!
Full sun to partial shade and excellent drainage. (Seems to really appreciate a sandy soil.)
Wildlife benefits: Nectar source for both Native Bees and Butterflies.
Hardy to zone 4.
Gallon Pot $12.00
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