Plants for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

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  • Aster oblongifolius syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Aromatic aster Z 3-8

    Purplish blue daisies with yellow center blooming in September to November, Good, bushy mound shape.

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    Purplish blue daisies with yellow center blooming in September to November, Good, bushy mound shape.

    Size: 1-2’ x 1-3’
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Pennsylvania to No. Carolina west to Wyoming & Texas, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Bees collect pollen and nectar from it. Medium sized butterflies collect its nectar. Its leaves support Silvery checkerspot and some moth caterpillars, Deer resistant.

    Meriwether Lewis collected this on the Expedition September 21, 1804, the day after nearly being swept away while Lewis and the Corps of discovery slept on the eroding sandbar, near the Big Bend of the Missouri River in South Dakota. 1st described by planthunter Thomas Nuttall in 1818.

  • 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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    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

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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.