We have 40 million acres of turf grass in the U.S. That’s 40 million acres of wasted space. Turn that sunny piece of property into a haven for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, and you’ll see begin to see results immediately. Pollinators make an average of 1 out of every 3 bites of food on your plate possible.
This kit features several native perennials that love the sun and are generally drought-tolerant, including one ornamental grass to help balance out your garden.
The 25-plant kits will cover about a 25 square-foot bed (5’x5’), and the 50-plant kits will cover 50 square feet. Each plant comes as a landscape plug, about 2 inches across and 5 deep. These starter plants are an economical way to establish a garden from scratch at a fraction of the cost of buying full-sized plants. The small kits include 5 of each species, the large kits have 10. All kits will include a sample plan for your garden.
Still a few left! They will be available for in-person pickup between 9 am and 5 pm on Saturday, May 12th (Mothers’ Day Weekend) in Collingswood, NJ (pickup location TBA).
Please Note: Kits ordered after May 3rd will have Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’) substituted for the coreopsis and Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) substituted for the ‘Fireworks’ goldenrod.
New Jersey Native Pollinator Sun Garden Kit Includes:
Height: 3 feet
Willow Bluestar has a striking growth habit, clean attractive foliage and pale blue starry flowers. Plants develop a handsome shrub-like form with dense growth and yellow fall color. This is one of the earlier full sun natives to bloom, but the attractive foliage means it looks great throughout the growing season. This resilient native is adaptable to most garden situations and is tough enough to require almost no maintenance.
Height: 2-4 feet
The classic meadow and prairie flower. Frequently visited by butterflies in the summer and birds in the fall (goldfinches in particular love the seeds). Easy to grow, and does well in a wide variety of soils and light conditions.
Height: 12-24 inches
Tight clumps of foliage sprout a delightful carpet of yellow flowers throughout the summer, offering a feast for native bees. This plant will spread, but isn’t overly aggressive (and is easy to divide to fill in more spaces in your garden).
Height: 3-4 feet
Sprays of bright yellow flowers provide an important fall nectar source for native bees and butterflies and a dash of drama to your late season landscape. Contrary to popular belief, goldenrods do not cause allergies, they just bloom at the same time as ragweed.
Height: 2-3 feet
A warm season perennial grass that can handle a wide range of conditions, especially hot and dry. Delicate, hair-like leaves extend from a tight clump, and wispy pink and brown-tinted flowers emerge in late summer (and boast a distinctive popcorn smell). This grass makes a fantastic matrix in which to plant wildflowers, or it looks great in larger masses.