Bird Banquet: 50 Plants


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This garden consists of 50 native plants for a space around 120 square feet. It is designed for a foundation or center bed in full or partial sun. Taller plants are placed toward the back and shorter plants toward the front. This is a four­ season garden that will provide color, texture, habitat, and food for songbirds, hummingbirds, and other wildlife through spring, summer, fall, and winter. For more info or help with design, please contact Wild World Gardens at Birdbath not included. Place your own birdbath in the center of this garden design!

Bird Banquet - 50 Native Plants Package

Wild columbine (aquilegia canadensis) (1)A = Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Flowers bloom April-June; 2’ tall, 18” spacing (4 plants).Great blue lobelia (lobelia siphilitica)I = Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica). Flowers bloom July-September, 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (3 plants).
Foxglove Beardtongue (penstemon digitalis)B = Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis). Flowers bloom June-July; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).Gray-headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)J = Gray-headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata). Flowers bloom July-September, 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (2 plants).
Stiff Coreopsis (coreopsis palmata)C = Prairie Coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata). Flowers bloom June-August; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (2 plants).Rough Blazing Star (liatris aspera)K = Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera). Flowers bloom August-September; 2′ tall, 1′ spacing (4 plants).
Swamp Milkweed (asclepias incarnata)D = Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). Flowers bloom July-August; 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (3 plants).Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)L = Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata). Flowers bloom July-September; 2-4′ tall, 1′ spacing (2 plants).
Showy Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)E = Showy Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida). Flowers bloom June-October; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).Great blue lobelia (lobelia siphilitica)Great blue lobelia (lobelia siphilitica)Great blue lobelia (lobelia siphilitica)Great blue lobelia (lobelia siphilitica)Great blue lobelia (lobelia siphilitica)Great blue lobelia (lobelia siphilitica)M = Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa). Flowers bloom August-September; 4′ tall, 18″ spacing (2 plants).
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)F = Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Flowers bloom July­-September; 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).New England Aster (symphyotrichum novae-angliae)N = New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae). Flowers bloom August-October; 4′ tall, 2′ spacing (2 plants).
Ironweed (vernonia fasciculata)G = Common lronweed (Vernonia fasciculata). Flowers bloom July-September; 4′ tall, 2′ spacing (2 plants).O = Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium). Blue-green foliage turns reddish-brown; 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)H = Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa). Flowers bloom July-September; 3′ tall, 2′ spacing (4 plants).Side Oats Grama (bouteloua curtipendula)P = Side Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula). Red seeds hang from light green foliage; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).
Bird Banquet - 50 Native Plants Package
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Plant substitutions might be made if plants become unavailable from the grower. All plants are provided by Midwest Groundcovers as part of their Natural Garden Natives line, a selection of pesticide-free, local ecotype native plants. Plants come in one-pint containers.

All packages must be picked up at the Sag Moraine Native Plant Sale at Moraine Valley Community College (9000 College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465) on June 1, 2024 between 9am and 2pm.

No refunds will be given.

Sag Moraine is an all-volunteer organization. All proceeds from the plant sale fund Sag Moraine educational programs and native plant initiatives. We thank you for your support!

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