Holy Family Pollinator Garden - Species

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Species List

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New England aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: medium

Soil: sandy loam, loam

Mature Height: 5 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: bees, butterflies

Larval Host: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) and checkerspot butterflies.

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Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata

Light: sun, part shade, shade

Moisture: moist, wet

Soil: moist soils

Mature Height: up to 6 feet

Duration: biennial

Pollinators: bees, butterflies

Larval Host: Common Buckeye

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Common Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

Light: sun, part Shade

Moisture: dry

Mature Height: up to 3 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: bees, butterflies

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Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Light: sun, part Shade

Moisture: moist

Soil: moist, rich soils

Mature Height: up to 6 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: bees, butterflies

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Anise Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam, loam

Mature Height: 3 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: Perennial

Pollinators: native bees, bumble bees, honey bees, butterflies

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Flat-topped White Aster, Doellingeria umbellata

Light: sun

Moisture: moist

Soil: moist

Mature Height: up to 6 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: bees, butterflies

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Foxglove Beardtongue, Penstemon cobaea

Light: sun, part shade

Moisture: dry

Soil: calcareous or sandy loam. Rocky, sandy, limestone-based, sandy loam, medium loam, clay loam clay

Mature height: 1-3 feet 

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: a variety of moths, nectar-insects, butterflies, native bees, bumble bees

Larval Host: Dotted Checkerspot butterfly

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Gray Goldenrod, Solidago nemoralis

Pollinators: native bees, bumble bees, butterflies

 

Grey headed prairie coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Light: part shade to full sun

Moisture: dry to medium

Soil: sandy loam, clay loam

Mature Height: 5 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: butterflies, native bees

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Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale

Light : sun

Moisture: moist

Soil: moist clay soil

Mature Height: up to 5 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: native bees, butterflies

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Spotted bee balm, Monarda punctata

Light: sun

Moisture: dry

Soil: dry, sandy soils

Mature Height: up to 3 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: native bees, bumble bees, honey bees

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Spotted Joe Pyeweed, Eutrochium maculatum

Light: sun, part shade

Moisture: moist, wet

Mature Height: up to 6 feet

Duration: perennial

Pollinators: butterflies

Larval Host: The caterpillars of some moth species feed on various parts.

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