Pollinator Picnic: 50 Plants


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This pollinator garden consists of 50 plants for a space around 100 square feet. It is designed for a foundation or main 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 wildlife through spring, summer, fall and winter. For more info or help with design, please contact Wild World Gardens at wildworldgardens.com.

Pollinator Picnic - 50 Native Plants Package

Wild columbine (aquilegia canadensis) (1)A = Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Flowers bloom April-June; 2’ tall, 18” spacing (4 plants).Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)I = Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Flowers bloom July­-September; 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (3 plants).
Golden Alexander (zizia aurea)B = Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea). Flowers bloom May-June; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (2 plants).Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)J = Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa). Flowers bloom July-September; 3′ tall, 2′ spacing (3 plants).
Ohio Spiderwort (tradescantia ohiensis)C = Common Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis). Flowers bloom May-June; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (3 plants).Slender Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)K = Slender Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium). Flowers bloom July-­September; 2′ tall, 2′ spacing (3 plants).
Foxglove Beardtongue (penstemon digitalis)D = Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis). Flowers bloom June-July; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (3 plants).Rough Blazing Star (liatris aspera)L = Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera). Flowers bloom August-September; 2′ tall, 1′ spacing (4 plants).
Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata)E = Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata). Flowers bloom June-July; 2′ tall, 1′ spacing (3 plants).Showy Goldenrod (solidago speciosa)M = Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa). Flowers bloom August-September; 4′ tall, 18″ spacing (2 plants).
Stiff Coreopsis (coreopsis palmata)F = Prairie Coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata). Flowers bloom June-August; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).Aromatic Aster (symphyotrichum oblongifolium)N = Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium). Flowers bloom August­-October; 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (2 plants).
Swamp Milkweed (asclepias incarnata)G = Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). Flowers bloom July-August; 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (3 plants).Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolpis)O = Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis). Green foliage turns gold; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).
Butterfly Weed (asclepias tuberosa)H = Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). Flowers bloom June-August; 2′ tall, 18″ spacing (3 plants).P = Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium). Blue-green foliage turns reddish-brown; 3′ tall, 18″ spacing (4 plants).
Pollinator Picnic - 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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