Whitecliff Butterfly/Pollinator Plants

June 2020
  1. Allium – Millenium – 2017 – Summer
  2. Allium stellatum – Fall Glade Onion – 2017 N
  3. Amsonia tabernaemontana – Eastern Blue Star – 2017 N – Spring
  4. Anemone hupehensis var. japonica – Japanese Anemone – 2016 – Late Summer
  5. Antennaria – Pussy Toes – 2017 N – Host for Painted Lady butterfly
  6. Aquilegia canadensis – Columbine – 2017 N – Spring
  7. Artemisia ludoviciana – White Sage, Wormwood – 2021 – 36″ – can spread. Put in back.
  8. Asclepias curassavica – Annual Milkweed – all asclepias are host for Monarch butterfly.
  9. Asclepias hirtella – Tall Green Milkweed – 2017 N
  10. Asclepias incarnata – Swamp Milkweed – 2017 N – likes wet feet – grows to 48″
  11. Asclepias purpurascens – Purple Milkweed – 2017 N, Sun to medium shade, Moisture: Dry to average, grow close together for pollination. Likes poor dryish soils – Mobot. Another source says it likes moist areas which drain well.?
  12. Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Weed – 2017 N
  13. Asclepias virdis – Spider Milkweed – 2021
  14. Baptisia australis – Blue Wild Indigo – 2017 N – Spring- died out?
  15. Baptisia hybrid – Sparking Sapphires – 2022
  16. Berlandiera texana – Texas Green Eyes 2020 – 48″
  17. Blephilia ciliata – Ohio Horse Mint – 2017 N
  18. Bohermia cylindrica – False Nettle – 2017 – host for Red Admiral butterfly
  19. Calamintha nepeta – Calamint – N – early summer
  20. Calamintha nepeta ‘Montrose White’ – 2018 – blooms all summer 
  21. Callirhoe involucrata – Purple Poppy Mallow – 2020 N – 6″ tall, space 2′,
  22. Campanula rotundifolia – Harebell, N
  23. Ceratostigma plumbaginoides – Plumbago– Ground cover – Blooming November 5th – Good nectar plant – try under the oak tree.-2016
  24. Chamaecrista fasciculata – Partridge Pea – N – annual – reseeds.
  25. Cleome serrulata – N – annual – host for Cabbage White – Reseeds itself.
  26. Clinopodium arkansanum – 2019 N, space 12″. height 12″
  27. Coreopsis grandiflora – Large-flowered Coreopsis – 2017 N
  28. Coreopsis lanceolata – 2017 N – reseeds – summer
  29. Coreopsis palmata – Prairie Coreopsis – 2017 N – Flops over – few blooms.
  30. Coreopsis pubescens – 2021 – Star Tickseed – 36″ – sun to med shade
  31. Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ – 2018 – Greenscape
  32. Cunila origanoides – Dittany N – 2020 – shade – fall bloom
  33. Dalea purpurea – Purple Prairie Clover – 2020 N, ht 24″,
  34. Downy Skullcap (Scutellaria incana) – 2017 N – long bloom time – tallish
  35. Echinacea paradoxa – Yellow Coneflower – 2017 N
  36. Echnacea purprea – Purple coneflower – 2017 N – summer – shade tolerant.
  37. Echinacea simulata – Glade Coneflower – 2017 – sun and good drainage
  38. Echinops – Globe Thistle – 2016
  39. Erigeron pulchellus – Robin’s Plantain 2019 N, space 12″ – fills in well. Ground cover after blooming.
  40. Eupatorium rugosum – White Snake Root – blew in 2021
  41. Fern Maidenhair – Maidenhair Fern – 2021
  42. Foeniculum vulgare – Bronze Fennel – 2017 – tall – host plant for Black Swallowtails
  43. Gentiana andrewsii – Closed Bottle Gentian 2020
  44. Geranium hardy – Max Frei – sun to part shade. 
  45. Geranium maculatum – Wild Geranium – 2020 N – space 12″ – height 22″,
  46. Glandularia canadensis – Rose Verbena 2019 N – Low growing – summer
  47. Helenium flexuosum – Purple-headed Sneezeweed – 2021 – 36″ – put toward back – CC
  48. Helianthus occidentalis -Western Sunflower – 2021 – 4′ – Full Sun
  49. Helianthus silphioides – Silphium Sunflower – 2020 N
  50. Heliopsis helianthoides – Ox-eye Sunflower – 2021- 72″ – CC
  51. Heuchera parviflora – Littleflower Alumroot -2020
  52. Hibiscus lasiocarpos – Rose Mallow – 2020 – N – Summer
  53. Hydrangea arborescens – Wild Hydrangea 2019 N
  54. Iris fulva – Copper Iris – 2021 N – 3′ – Sun to part shade 
  55.  Iris virginica – Southern Blue Flag – 2021 – 36″ – wet
  56. Lantana – Miss Huff or Star Landing – perennial in this garden. Blooms until frost.
  57. Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy – 2017 – summer
  58. Liatris aspera – Rough Blazing Star 2019 N
  59. Liatris pycnostachya – Prairie Blazing Star – 2021 – 48″
  60. Liatris  scariosa – Eastern Blazing Star N
  61. Liatris spicata – Blazing Star – 2017 N
  62. Lindera benzoin – Spice Bush – 2017 N
  63. Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower – 2017 N – sun, prefers a wet spot.
  64. Lobelia siphilitica – Blue Lobelia – 2020
  65. Lychnis chalcedonica – Maltese Cross – 2017 – cut back for 2nd bloom
  66. Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells – 2017 N – shade – spring
  67. Monatda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot – Beebalm
  68. Monarda bradburiana – Bee Balm – Horsemint
  69. New England Aster – smaller versions – 2018 – not doing well.
  70. New England Aster – native – 2020 – CC – CC
  71. New England Aster – Believer – purple – Greenscape – fall 2018
  72. Oligoneuron album – White goldenrod – 2021 – low growing – 2′
  73. Oligoneuron rigidum – Rigid Goldenrod- Height: 30 to 48 inches
  74. Packera aurea – Golden Ragwort 2022
  75. Packera obovata – Roundleaf Groundsel – 2017 N – Squaw-weed (Senecio obovatus) – good ground cover in shade.
  76. Penstemon cobaea – Purple Beardtongue – 2017  – Spring
  77. Penstemon tubaeflorus – Prairie Beardtongue – 2021- white.
  78. Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Baby Jean Baby’ – 2018 – Greenscape
  79. Phlox bifida – Sand Phlox – 2020 –
  80. Phlox divaricata – Wild Sweet William -N- Spring – blooms a long time.
  81. Phlox paniculata – Garden Phlox – 2017 N – summer – long bloomer
  82. Physocarpus opulifolius – Ninebark 2018 N – golden fall color. Vigorous grower.
  83. Polemonium reptans – Jacob’s Ladder – N – 2020 – space at 14″
  84. Poppy – annual from seed. 2019
  85. Ratibida pinnata – Grayhead Coneflower – 2022 tallish
  86. Rudbeckia fulgida  – Black Eyed Susan – N
  87. Rudbeckia fulgida fulgida – 2018
  88. Rudbeckia missouriensis – Missouri Coneflower 2022
  89. Ruellia humilis – Wild Petunia 2021
  90. Salix humilis – Prairie Willow 2021
  91. Salvia azurea – Blue Sage – tall – trim in spring
  92. Salvia – purple – perennial – 2017
  93. Salvia – annual – Lady in Red – 2017 – fall color. Reseeds.
  94. Salvia – Black/Blue – up against foundation. – 2018
  95. Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem – 2021 – grass – 48″
  96. Sedum – large – 2017
  97. Senna marilandica – Wild Senna – 2017 – N – Host for Sulphur butterflies
  98. Silene regia – Royal Catchfly – 2017 N – Summer
  99. Silene virginica – Fire Pink – 2020 N, Sun, ht 16″, short-lived, seeds need cold stratification.
  100. Solidago buckleyi – Buckley’s Goldenrod – 2021
  101. Solidago drummondii – Cliff Goldenrod – 2021 – 3′ – Full Sun
  102. Solidago rigida or Oligoneuron rigidum – Rigid Goldenrod – 2020 – 6′ tall – cut back during summer.
  103. Spigelia marilandica – Indian Pink – 2017 – N
  104. Sporobolus heterolepis – Prairie Dropseed – 2022
  105. Stachys byzantina – Lambs Ear -2016
  106. Stylophorum diphyllum – Celandine Poppy – 2019 N
  107. Symphyotrichyum oblongifolium – Aromatic Aster – 2019 N – Fall
  108. Talinum calycinum – Fame Flower – Rock pink 2021
  109. Thyme – Tom from seed
  110. Tradescantia ohiensis – Ohio Spiderwort 2022
  111. Verbena bonareinsis – 2017 – Reseeds – tall – great pollinator plant
  112. Vernonia p. Ironweed – 2017 – N – CC – cut off seeds – reseeds vigorously.
  113. Veronica – Speedwell – 2017 – cut back when it stops blooming – will rebloom.
  114. Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander – 2017 – N – reseeds – host for Black Swallowtail

Notes 

Railing area is 70′ x 16′

Used approximately 2 yards of mulch in 2017 – May 2nd – 5 hours work.

Cleanup – March 7, 2021 – takes 5 hours. 

Water emergency turnoff is in the kitchen ceiling.

CC = Chelsea Chop – cut back by half around May 15th.

N = Native

Irrigation is turned on 4 AM Tue, Thur, Sat.

2021 – 10 bags mulch from Sherwood’s Forest for walkway – added 2 bags of Milorganite on September 19th

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