Plants for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

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  • Aster sibiricus syn. Eurybia sibirica Siberian aster, Arctic aster Z 3-9

    Lavender daisies from late-summer into fall

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    Aster sibiricus  syn. Eurybia sibirica  Siberian aster, Arctic aster Z 3-9
    Lavender daisies from late-summer into fall, valuable for long-blooming and short size

    Size: 6-10” x 15-24” Care: sun in well-drained, to moist well-drained, acidic soil
    Native: NW US, Alaska, Canada, Arctic & Siberia
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Collected by German plant hunter Johann Gmelin in Siberia before 1753

  • Astilbe andresii ‘Amethyst’ Z 5-8

    pink plumes flowering in July, with oxblood tinged foliage

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    Astilbe andresii ‘Amethyst’ Z 5-8
    Three foot tall pink plumes flowering in July, with oxblood tinged foliage

    Size: 36"x 24"
    Care: sun to part shade, moist soil essential. Immune walnut toxicity
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Astilbe is Greek from a meaning “without” and stilbe meaning “lustre” referring to the fact that the leaves are not shiny.  Early hybrid by George Arends, nurseryman from Ronsdorf, Gemany (1862-1952).

  • Astilbe andresii ‘Fanal’ Z 4-8

    Marlboro red plumes in June

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Striking Marlboro red plumes in June

    Size: 24"x 18"
    Care: sun to part shade, moist soil. Immune walnut toxicity
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    Astilbe is Greek from a meaning “without” and stilbe meaning “lustre” referring to the fact that the leaves are not shiny.  Cross of A. japonica and A. davidii made by Arends, nurseryman from Ronsdorf, Gemany (1862-1952), in 1930.

  • Astilbe chinensis

    Pink plumes in mid-summer

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Pink plumes in mid-summer

    Size: 24” x 24” spreads
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil, more tolerant of drier soil than modern ones. Immune to walnut toxicity.
    Native: Siberia, China, Korea

    Use in  borders or woodland gardens,  for a cut flower or leave it stand for winter interest.   Astilbe is Greek from a meaning “without” and stilbe meaning “lustre” referring to the fact that the leaves are not shiny.  Liberty Hyde Bailey termed this plant “graceful” in the early 1900’s.