Here we offer two kits: One for sun and the other for Part Shade.  Plants are grown in quart-sized fabric containers and with organic fertilizer for optional root health.  In both kids, (H) = Hummingbirds.  The bloom time and bloom color are in parentheses.

Sun (30 plants total):

3 of each of these:

  • Wild Geranium (pink, April-May) 1-2 feet

  • Golden Alexanders (yellow May-June) 3 feet

  • Purple coneflower (purple June-August) (H) 2-4 feet

  • Black-eyed susan (yellow/black August-October) 2 feet

  • Spotted Joe Pye Weed (purple July-Sept) (H) 7-8 feet

  • Cardinal flower (red August-October) (H) 2-4 feet

  • New England Aster (violet September-November) 3-4 feet

  • Little Bluestem (amber, fall) 3 feet

5 of this:

  • Common Blue Violet (groundcover) (March-May--pictured)

1 of this, in pot:

  • Mountain Mint (white July-August)  


Part Shade (12 plants, 4 shrubs, 1 mint):

3 of each of these:

  • Wild columbine (red/yellow February-July) (H) 

  • Geranium (white/purple March-July)

  • White Turtlehead (white July-October) (H) 

  • Woodland Stonecrop (groundcover/evergreen) 

1 shrub (choose):

  • Silky dogwood (white March-April) 

  • Buttonbush (shrub) (white July-August) (H)

  • Mountain Mint (white July-August)

To Attract Pollinators

  • Included in these kits is a mix of flowers that all have Very High pollinator values.

    The numbers in this kit assume a garden of approximately 8 x 10 feet.  In either kit, the Mountain Mint would be potted, unless you have a lot of space.   

    For the Sun Kit: you should have blooms beginning in April with the Geranium and winter interest with Little Bluestem--the Perennial Plant Association's Perennial of the Year for 2022.   

    The plants in this kit all have Very High pollinator values and grow well in part shade and medium to moist soil.  

    For the Part-Shade Kit: You should have blooms in various colors from February through October.  The large shrub, Silky Dogwood, needs about 10 feet to spread.  Buttonbush needs about 5 feet, and Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle grows low to the ground.