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-Big Leaf Aster
2-Zig Zag Goldenrod
These plants are pictured in the listed order.
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
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)
Sun Exposure: Full, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist
Bloom Time: July-Oct
Bloom Color: White, Blue, Purple
Resistant to: Drought
Pollinator benefit: Larval Host Plant for Pearl Crescent Butterfly; late season nectar producer for all nectaring insects
Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
Light: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry to moist soils.
Height: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May, Jun, Jul
Bloom Notes: Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
Resistant to Deer
Attracts: Birds w/ seeds and nesting material
Zig Zag Goldenrod(Solidago flexicaulis)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Moist
Soil Type: Various rich, mesic, acid soils. Tolerates lime.
Bloom Time: July-October
Bloom Color: yellow
Attracts: Butterflies, native bees, birds
Pollinator Benefit: Late season nectar source; value to native bees for pollen and nesting materials; migrating Monarchs; Xerces Society identifies as Special Value for Native Bees and Honey Bees