Native Plants = Happy Gardens

These lovely varieties are available for planting in your garden now. Every year, it seems, there is more and more interest in supporting native species in our gardens. Not only are they beautiful but they help support the local ecology, and provide habitat for some very important pollinator species, which need our help!

Thanks to Van Berkum Nursery for these great pics!

Plant Photo Name Botanical Name Sunlight Blooms
Indian Blanket Flower Gallo Gallo Peach
Indian Blanket Flower
Gailardia aristata Sun June - September
Indian Blanket Flower Fanfare Fanfare
Indian Blanket Flower
Gaillardia aristata Sun June - August
New England Aster New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Sun September - October
Sneezeweed Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale Sun/Part Shade July - September
Blue Flag/Iris versicolor Blue Flag Iris versicolor Sun/Part Shade June
Blue Bird Aster Blue Bird Aster Aster laevis 'Blue Bird' Sun/partial shade Sept - Oct
Stiff-Leaved Aster Stiff-Leaved Aster Aster linariifolius Sun/Part Shade September
Mountain Mint Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum muticum Sun/Part Shade July - August
Downey Skullcap Downy Skullcap Scutellaria incana Sun/Part Shade August - September
Bugbane Bugbane Actaea racemosa Part Shade May
Great Blue Lobelia Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica Shade/Part Shade August - October
Cardinal Flower Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Shade/Part Shade August - September
Bee-Balm ClaireGrace Bee-Balm Monarda - Claire Grace Sun/Part Shade July - August
Bee-Balm JacobCline Bee-Balm Monarda - Jacob Cline Sun/Part Shade July - August
Bee-Balm Marshalls Delight Bee-Balm Monarda - Marshalls Delight Sun/Part Shade July - August
Bee-Balm Raspberry Wine Bee-Balm Monarda - Raspberry Wine Sun/Part Shade July - August
Shiny Cone Flower Shiny Cone Flower Rudbeckia nitida - Herbstsonne Sun/Part Shade August - October
Butterfly Flower Swamp Milk Weed Asclepias incarnata Full Sun June - August
Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Full Sun July - August
Burnet Burnet Sanguisorba canadensis Sun/Part Shade August - October
Culvers Root Culver’s Root Veronicastrum virginicum Sun July - August
Joe Pie Weed Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum Sun August - September
Bunchberry Bunchberry Cornus canadensis Part Shade June - July
SweetFern Sweet Fern Comptonia peregrina Sun/Part Shade April - May
White Snakeroot White Snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum Sun/Part Shade September - October
Wild Senna Wild Senna Senna hebecarpa Sun/Part Shade July - September
Goldenrod Goldenrod Solidago rugosa - Fireworks Sun/Part Shade August - October
EarlyMeadowRue Early Meadow Rue Thalictrum dioicum Part Shade June
New York Ironweed New York Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis Sun August - October
Prairie Fire Switchgrass Prairie Fire Switch Grass Panicum virgatum Sun/Part Shade July - August
Heavy Metal Switch Grass Heavy Metal Switch Grass Panicum virgatum Sun August - October
Blue Bluestem Blue Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Sun/Part Shade September
Tussock Grass Tussock Grass Deschampsia cespitosa Sun/Part Shade July - August