Plants for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

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  • Thalictrum minus ‘Adiantifolium’ Fernleaf meadowrue Z 5-9

    Yellowish flowers in spring

    $10.25/bareroot

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    Thalictrum minus ‘Adiantifolium’    Fern leaf meadowrue   Z 5-9
    In spring loose panicles of tiny yellowish flowers top fern-like ornamental foliage, 3′ tall.

    Size: 36" x 24"
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Attracts Black swallowtail butterfly
    Awards: Rated as excellent by the Chicago Botanic Garden.

    Grown by English herbalist Gerard in the 1590’s.

  • Thalictrum rochebruneanum Lavender mist meadowrue Z 5-8

    Airy clusters of lavender blooms

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Lacy, fine-textured, bluish-green, pinnately compound, columbine-like foliage topped by pendulous, lavender-purple flowers with yellow stamens July-September in airy clusters rising well above the foliage to 4-6′ tall. Extraordinary en mass.

    Size: 4-6’ x 30”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Japan
    Wildlife Value: Attracts Black swallowtail butterfly

    Collected for gardens before 1878. Likely named for Alphonse Trémeau de Rochebrune (1834-1912)

  • Thermopsis caroliniana syn. Thermopsis villosa Carolina lupine Z 4-9

    Dense spikes of buttery yellow in June, resembling Baptisia or Lupin with clover like foliage.

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    Dense spikes of buttery yellow in June, resembling Baptisia or Lupin with clover like foliage.

    Size: 4’ x 2’
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil. Drought & Heat tolerant.
    Native: forest openings in the Appalachians
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees & butterflies, Deer & rabbit resistant.

    Collected before 1843

  • Thymus serpyllum ssp. arcticus syn. T. praecox Lemon thyme Z 2-9

    Purple flowers May – August with evergreen foliage on this tiny leaved plant. Good for groundcover or rock garden.

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    Purple flowers May – August with evergreen foliage on this tiny leaved plant. Good for groundcover or rock garden.

    Size: 4” x 12” and spreading
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Greenland, Norway, Iceland, the Arctic, much of the US incl WI.

    Thymus from the Greek word for “odor” due to the plant’s fragrance. Ancient Greeks made incense with thyme. This species collected on an exhibition in the Arctic before 1855. Parkinson describes lemon thyme in 1640 but it may be different than this.