Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Starter Pollinator Garden (Small) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
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Starter Pollinator Garden (Small)

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Starter Pollinator Garden Kit (Large) consists of Michigan native plants that  successively bloom from May–September and prefer full sun and sandy soil. They attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, moths, birds and multiple pollinators. When planning your area, you can plant them to by height and bloom time for the best possible outcome.

This kit was featured in the RHPL Presentation on 3/31/22, "Spring Garden Preparation." You can find garden design plans and other presentation information under "Resources" on our website: https://rochesterpollinators.org/

Each small perennial kit comes with the following 11 types of plants (total 21) and come in 2" pots and are perennials. The photos of the plants are in order as listed below:

2 - Marsh Blazing Star

2 - Black-Eyed Susan
1 - New England Aster
2 - Purple Coneflower 
2 - Butterfly Milkweed
2 - Swamp Milkweed
2 - Beardtongue
2 - Wild Columbine
2 - Cardinal Flower
2 - Prairie Dropseed
2 - Turtlehead

Receive a FREE Milkweed plant with your purchase!

Marsh Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Wet, Medium-Dry
Height – 2ft
Bloom Time – August, September
Bloom Color – Purple
Tolerant – summer heat, humidity
Butterflies love them

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)  

Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry
Height – 2ft
Bloom Time -  June, July, August, September, October
Bloom Color – Yellow 
Attracts – Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) 

Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture – Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height – 5ft
Bloom Time - August, September, October 
Bloom Color – PurpleDeer Resistant
Tolerate – Deer, Drought
Attracts – Pollinators, butterflies, birds
Host Plant for Checkerspot butterfly and various moths

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) 

Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture – Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height – 4ft
Bloom Time - July, August, September 
Bloom Color – Purple
Tolerate – Deer, drought, heat, humidity and poor soil
Attracts – Butterflies, birds, bees
Long-blooming flower
Good rain garden plant
Seed heads are good left on in winter for the birds

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Perennial
Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry 
Height – 2'
Bloom Time -  June-August
Bloom Color – Orange
Attracts - butterflies and native bees
Resistance - deer
Pollinator benefit - Larval host for Monarch butterfly, Grey hairstreak, Queens; good nectar plant
Good for sunny borders – one of the showiest native flowers

Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Perennial
Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture – Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium
Height – 4'
Bloom Time – June, July, August 
Bloom Color – Pink
Resistance - Deer
Attracts - butterflies, bees, hummingbirds
Pollinator Benefit - Larval Host for Monarch and Queen butterflies; excellent nectar source for other pollinators; Xerces Society identifies as Special Value to Native Bees and Bumble Bees

Beardtongue-Fox Glove (Penstemon digitalis)

Perennial
Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry
Height – 2' to 4'
Bloom Time -  June, July
Bloom Color – White to pink
Resistant To – Deer, Drought, Black Walnut
Pollinator benefits: Excellent nectar source for butterflies, native bees and hummingbirds

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)


Perennial
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height – 2ft
Bloom Time -  May through June
Bloom Color – Red
Attracts: butterflies, bees, hummingbirds
Pollinator Benefit: Larval Host for Columbine Duskywing Butterfly

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Perennial
Sun Exposure – Full, Partial
Soil Moisture – Wet, Medium-wet
Soil - Moist to wet, humus-rich soil. Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Clay 
Height – 4'
Bloom Time – July, August, September
Bloom Color – Red
Resistant – Deer, rabbit
Pollinator benefit - hummingbirds love them! Good for butterflies, bees too!

Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) 

Perennial Grass
Sun Exposure – Full
Sun
Soil
Moisture - Dry
Soil Type - Dry soil
Height – 2'
Bloom Time -  June-August
Bloom Color – pink, yellow, green, brown
Attracts – native bees
Pollinator benefit- Provides nesting materials/structure for native bees

Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)


Perennial
Sun Exposure - Full, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture - Moist, Wet
Height – 1-4ft
Bloom Time -  July, August, September
Bloom Color - White, pink
Attracts - Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Pollinator Benefit: Larval Host for Baltimore Checkerboard Butterfly