Native Shade Garden (Kit) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Native Shade Garden (Kit) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Native Shade Garden (Kit) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Native Shade Garden (Kit) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Native Shade Garden (Kit) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
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Native Shade Garden (Kit)

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The Native Shade Garden is a good choice if you have a shady area you would like to add more variety to! We have selected plants for this kit that will also support pollinators like native bees and butterflies. These plants will grow well with average soil moisture. 

Each kit contains the following 8 plants:

2-Columbine
2-Big Leaf Aster
2-Gray's Sedge
2-Early Meadow-rue (has nice foliage after bloom is done)

These plants are pictured in the listed order. 

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

Big Leaf Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist
Height: 1-3ft
Bloom Time: July-Oct
Bloom Color: White, Blue, Purple
Resistant to: Drought
Attracts: butterflies
Pollinator benefit: Larval Host Plant for Pearl Crescent Butterfly; late season nectar producer for all nectaring insects

Gray Sedge (Carex grayi)
Perennial Sedge (grasslike)
Sun Exposure – 
Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil
Moisture - Medium to wet
Soil Type - Clay,loam
Height – 2'-3'
Leaf color - green
Fruiting Time -  May-August
Fruit – white, greenish yellow seed heads
Attracts – Birds with seeds and nesting material

Early Meadow Rue (Thalictrum dioicum)
Perennial
Sun Exposure – Partial shade
Soil Moisture - Moist
Soil Type – Rich, Well-drained
Height – 1'–2'
Bloom time – May-June
Bloom Color – white flowers; petal-less with yellow-pink prominent stamens
Resistant – Deer, drought, clay, dry or shallow-rocky soil
Intolerant – Heat & humidity
Attracts – Butterflies, bees
Pollinator benefit: early bloomer for food source