Plants for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

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  • Senna hebecarpa syn. Cassia hebecarpa Wild senna Z 4-8

    6” long taxicab yellow racemes in July – August

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    6” long taxicab yellow racemes in July – August

    Size: 4’ x 2-6’
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Ontario; Maine south to Georgia and northwest to Tennessee and Wisconsin.
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies, birds & hummingbirds

    Collected before 1937. Very similar to Senna marilandica except a bit taller, flowers prettier and a slightly bulbous gland as the base of the petiole.

  • Sidalcea malvaeflora Checker bloom Z 5-8

    Fuchsia-pink mallow type blooms on upright stems

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    Fuchsia-pink mallow type blooms on upright stems, looking like miniature hollyhocks from midsummer to fall.

    Size: 18-24" x 10"
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: western No. America
    Wildlife Value: Attracts large white skipper butterflies.

    Collected by botanist Charles Wright (1811-1885) before 1880.

  • Silene caroliniana Wild Pink, Carolina campion, Sticky catchfly Z 4-8

    April-May loose clusters of rose-pink flowers with five spreading wedge-shaped petals

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    April-May loose clusters of rose-pink flowers with five spreading wedge-shaped petals

    Size: 12” x12”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: eastern and central North America
    Wildlife Value: attracts Bees and Butterflies

    Named and described by Thomas Walter, 1788.

  • Silene flos-cuculi syn. Lychnis flos-cuculi Ragged robin Z 4-9

    May-June, pink star shaped cymes  

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    May-June, pink star shaped cymes

    Can not ship to: Connecticut and Maryland.

    Size: 30” x 32”
    Care: Sun to part shade, damp soil
    Native: Europe, Caucasus, Russia
    Wildlife Value: Butterfly plant, attracts Small Pearl Bordered Frilillary and Common Blue

    Flos Latin word for “flower.” In 1851 Breck called the Ragged robin “an old inhabitant of the flower garden.” According to Parkinson (1629) Ragged robin was used to cure wounds as early as Roman times.   Grown by Washington at Mount Vernon.