Plants for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

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  • 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.

  • Silphium laciniatum Compass plant Z 3-8

    Yellow daisies from late summer to early fall  

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    Yellow daisies from late summer to early fall

     

    Size: full sun to part shade in moist, fertile soil
    Care: 6- 10’ x 24”
    Native: East and central U.S., Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees & butterflies
    Awards: Missouri Botanic Garden Plant of Merit

    Grew in Bartram’s colonial nursery. Named “Compass plant” for its leaves which face north and south to catch maximum sunshine. The plant’s sap was used as chewing gum.

  • Silphium perfoliatum Cup plant Z 3-9

    Golden daisies waive at the sun from July to September, its cup shaped leaves hold water where butterflies drink & bathe

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    Golden daisies waive at the sun from July to September, its cup shaped leaves hold water where butterflies drink & bathe

    Can not ship to: Connecticut and New York

    Size: 7’ x 3’
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist soil
    Native: Central North America, native to Wisconsin.
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit

    Sap used by Native Americans to chew and freshen breath.  Also used to cure colds, neuralgia, fever, and liver disorders.  The Chippewa used to stop lung hemorrhaging, menstrual bleeding and cure chest pain.  The Winnebago drank a potion from the plant to purify themselves before a buffalo hunt.  For the Iroquois it cured paralysis, prevented children from seeing ghosts and illness caused by the dead.  Goldfinches feast on the seeds in fall.