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Tennessee Coneflower

Tennessee Coneflower

Tennessee Coneflower attracts butterflies, bumblebees and hummingbirds that enjoy it’s nectar. In the fall, finches feed on the seeds. Tennessee Coneflower is a great choice for hot dry sites that are difficult for other species. It does best in full sun in well drained soils and prefers moist soils. Once established will tolerate dry soils […]

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Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower attract long-tongued bees and butterflies. The nectar and pollen rich flowers are especially appealing to butterflies like skippers and eastern tiger swallowtails. They also attract the American goldfinch who enjoy eating the seed. Purple Coneflower can have prolonged blooming by deadheading, but try to refrain from cutting back until late summer or fall […]

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Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed like all species of milkweed is critical to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The monarch butterfly will only lay it’s eggs on the leaves of milkweed plants. Caterpillars of the monarch only eat milkweed leaves which provides all of the nourishment the monarch will need to transform from a caterpillar into […]

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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower is an important nectar source for hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies. Most insects find it difficult to navigate the long tubular flowers, so the Cardinal Flower depends on hummingbirds, which feed on the nectar, for pollination. Cardinal Flower is an excellent choice for wetland planting, along the bank of a stream or creek or […]

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Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop is a bee, hummingbird, and butterfly magnet. Goldfinches also like to eat its seeds. The color and shape of the flowers are among bees’ favorites. Anise hyssop can be found in open prairies, but also likes growing on the edges of open woodlands. Anise Hyssop has very showy flowers and fragrant foliage. New […]

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Pale Purple Coneflower

Pale Purple Coneflower

Pale Purple Coneflower blooms in early summer when few other sun loving plants are in bloom, proving nectar for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies, the leaves also provide food for the Ottoe-skipper larva.┬áIn late summer the large seedheads attract goldfinches and other birds. Many long-tongued bees will visit Pale Purple Coneflowers including, bumblebees, Nomadine cuckoo bees, […]

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Royal Catchfly

Royal Catchfly

Royal Catchfly attracts ruby throated hummingbirds and butterflies, including the black swallowtail butterfly with it’s 2″ wide brilliant red flowers that stand out in any garden. The rather deep tubular portion of the flower favors pollinators with long tongues. Royal Catchfly requires pollination from hummingbirds in order to produce fruit and set seeds. You will […]