Plant Sale 2021





Our 15th Annual Native Plant Sale offers 7 collections and a variety of habitat garden favorites in 3 convenient sizes available for pre-order.  All plants available for pre-order are grown by a local Minnesota native plant nursery without the use of neonics.  A portion of each sale is a donation to our Wild Ones Twin Cities chapter, supporting our free education programs and tours.

ORDER DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

ORDER ON EVENTBRITE HERE! 

For your convenience, we've made a PLANT SALE WORKSHEET you can download and print to plan your order.  All flat and plant reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. It's possible some items will sell out so place your order as soon as possible.

Orders are ONLINE ONLY and must be PRE-ORDERED by May 19th. 

Payment is by credit card or check. 

Eventbrite will charge a small processing fee and credit card fee (per item) but you will not be required to pay any sales tax, a fundraising exemption offered non-profits by the State of Minnesota.  If paying by check, you will only pay the Eventbrite processing fee, and will receive instructions on where to mail payment once your order is completed.

Approximately one week before the plant sale pick-up weekend, you will receive a reminder email with a one-time coupon good only on the day of pick-up for 10% discount on additional plant purchases and other merchandise, a great incentive.  You must pre-order plants through the Wild Ones Twin Cities Native Plant Sale in order to receive this discount coupon.  Please pick-up your pre-ordered plants and bring them to your car before purchasing additional plants or merchandise with your discount.

PICK-UP: 
Friday, June 4th (9am-4pm)
Saturday, June 5th (9am-4pm) or
Sunday, June 6th (9am-4pm)
at Prairie Restorations, Inc.
31646 128th Street, Princeton, MN 5537  |  Click here for map.

Lupine & Hoary Puccoon at Sherburne NWR, 2019
Please wear protective masks and observe social distancing protocol when picking up your order.  Wild Ones Twin Cities volunteers will be present to fill orders and answer native plant gardening questions on all 3 days of the sale. 

Prairie Restorations is not far from Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, a beautiful place to visit this time of year! The wild lupines are usually in bloom. Please consider visiting the refuge when you pick up your order!

If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive, please contact us and we'll make arrangements for delivery to your driveway.

If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help at Prairie Restorations, please SIGN UP HERE.  

If you want to place an order but it would be a hardship to drive to the pickup site, please contact us and request assistance. We have a limited number of volunteers who can assist with deliveries.


Please contact us with any questions. 
Thank you,
Wild One Twin Cities Plant Sale Committee

2021 NATIVE PLANT SELECTIONS INCLUDE:

THEMED GARDEN COLLECTIONS A-G
•  Each flat contains 8 species in 6-packs, 48 plants total ($72 per flat)
•  Collections are designed with native wildflower and grass species suitable for specific sun and soil moisture conditions AND for particular wildlife habitat benefits:
A — Butterfly Host Boulevard  (dry, short, full-part sun, Apr-Oct)
B — For the Birds and Bees  (dry-med, mixed height, full sun, May-Oct)
C — Pollinator Buffet Meadow  (med-wet, short, sun/part shade, May-Oct)
D — Deer Resistant Sensory Garden  (dry-med, mixed height, full-part sun, May-Oct)
E — Woodland Edge Pollinator Garden  (dry-med, short, part-full shade, Apr-Sep)
F — Pollinator Garden for Shade  (med-wet, mixed height, part-full shade, Apr-Sep)
G — Living Mulch Ground Covers (dry-wet, short, full sun-full shade, Apr-Aug)

3-PACKS of PEOPLE & POLLINATOR GARDEN FAVORITES
•  Includes 3 native wildflowers or grasses of the same species species in 4" pots ($15.75 for 3)

INDIVIDUALLY POTTED WILDFLOWERS, GRASSES, FERNS AND SHRUBS
•  Special additions for sun and shade in #1 pots ($15 each)
•  Native shrubs to attract birds and butterflies in #2 pots ($25 each)
•  Native shrubs and small trees with high wildlife value in #2 pots ($30 each)

Add additional native wildflower or grass species in 4" or #1 pots or shrubs in #2 pots to collections A-G for added beauty and value to birds, bees, butterflies and more! 
See notes below each individual species to see which flat collections they pair well with. 
Click on the botanical name of each species below to see a full plant profile on Minnesotawildflowers.info.

CROP FAILURES AND PLANT SUBSTITUTIONS
It's still early to guarantee that all the plants offered in our sale will be available as Mother Nature sometimes has a different idea.  In the event of a crop failure, you will have the option to select a replacement plant for individual plants orders when you pick up your order, or receive a refund.  Please note that substitutions of species in any of the COLLECTION FLATS ordered will NOT be permitted (alternative species that fit flat conditions and purpose have been pre-selected in case of crop failure).  Thank you!

And be sure to pick up a few NATIVE PLANT SIGNS when you come for your plants! We'll be selling them the weekend of our Plant Sale Pick-up at Prairie Restorations.  Can't wait to get your signs? Email us at Info@WildOnesTwinCities.Org to order them at any time!



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THEMED GARDEN COLLECTIONS
($72 per flat:  8 species—6 plants each, 48 plants total)



A — Butterfly Host Plant Boulevard 
(dry, short, full/part sun, Apr-Oct)

Native plant gardens are more than beautiful! They provide critical habitat and sustenance for a variety of wildlife. This collection is designed with butterflies in mind. Each wildflower and grass is also a host plant for particular species, supporting caterpillars that feed on the foliage before metamorphosis. Plant them in a boulevard or along a sunny garden path where you can watch butterflies throughout their entire amazing lifecycle!.

Pearly Everlasting — Anaphalis margaritacea
(1-3’ | dry | sun/part shade | white | Jul-Oct)
HOST plant for American Lady, Painted Lady butterflies & Skippers
Butterflyweed — Asclepias tuberosa
(1-2’ | dry | full sun | orange | Jun-Sep)
HOST plant for Monarch butterfly, attracts 12 larval insects, native bees, butterflies, beneficial wasps & hummingbirds
Side Oats Gramma — Bouteloua curtipedula
(1-3’ | dry | full sun)
HOST plant for Skippers, attracts birds & butterflies, provides bird food, nesting material & cover, grass w/attractive seed formation & fall color
Purple Prairie Clover — Dalea purpurea
(1-2’ | med-dry | sun/part sun | purple | Jun-Aug)
HOST plant for Clouded Sulfur, Eastern Tailed Blue & Southern Dogface butterflies, Bumble Bee forage
Dotted Blazing Star — Liatris punctata
(1-2' | dry | full sun | purple | Aug-Sep)
HOST plant for flower moths Schinia gloriosa and Schinia sanguinea, attracts native bees, birds & butterflies 
White Upland Aster — Solidago ptarmicoides
(1-2’ | dry | sun/part sun | white | Jul-Sep)
HOST plant for Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, attracts native bees & pollinators
Prairie Violet — Viola pedatifida
(3-6” | dry | sun/part shade | blue-violet | Apr-Jun)
HOST plant for Great Spangled & Idalia Fritillary butterflies
Heart-leaved Alexanders — Zizia aptera
(1-3’ | med-dry | sun/part sun | yellow | Apr-Jun)
HOST plant for Black Swallowtail butterfly, Bumble Bee forage

 




B — For the Birds and Bees 
(dry-med, mixed height, full sun, May-Oct)

We Wild Ones believe gardening is for the birds! ...and the bees, and the butterflies...! This collection of native plants is filled with their (and our!) favorites, designed to nourish winged garden visitors as well as delight our own senses through the growing season and beyond.

Common Milkweed — Asclepias syriaca
(3-6’ | dry-med | sun/part sun | pink | Jun-Aug)
HOST plant for Monarch butterfly, attracts 12 larval insects, native bees , birds, butterflies & pollinators, Monarch habitat
Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower — Echinacea angustifolia
(1-2’ | dry | full sun | pink | Jun-Oct)
ONLY Echinacea truly native to MN, attracts birds, butterflies & native bees
Rough Blazingstar — Liatris aspera
(2-4’ | med-dry | full sun | pink | Aug-Sep)
Attracts 4 larval insects, native bees, butterflies & pollinators
Wild Bergamot — Monarda fistulosa
(2-3.5’ | med-dry | sun/part sun | lavender | Jul-Sep)
Attracts 7 larval insects, native bees, butterflies, beneficial wasps, birds (especially Goldfinches in the fall!) & hummingbirds, Bumble Bee forage
Large Flowered Beardtongue — Penstemon grandiflorus
(1-3’ | med-dry | sun/part sun | lavender | May-Jul)
Attracts 8 larval insects, native bees, butterflies & hummingbirds, Bumble Bee forage
Little Bluestem — Schizachyrium scoparium
(1-3’ | wet-dry | sun/part shade)
HOST plant for Skippers, attracts 6 larval insects, butterflies & birds, provides nesting materials/structure for native bees, winter interest
Showy Goldenrod — Solidago speciosa
(1-5’ | med-dry | full sun | yellow | Jul-Oct)
HOST plant for Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, attracts 112 larval insects, native bees, butterflies & pollinators, adult food source
(1-3’ | dry | sun/part sun | blue | Sep-Oct)
HOST plant for Pearl Crescent butterfly, attracts pollinators










C — Pollinator Buffet Meadow 
(med-wet, mixed height, sun/part shade, May-Oct)

Draw butterflies, bumble bees, beneficial wasps, hummingbirds and more to your garden with this collection of native plants that don't mind getting their feet wet. Perfect for any garden that gets a little more moisture, including rain gardens! 

Sprengel's Sedge — Carex sprengelii 
(1-3’ | med-wet | part sun/shade)
Attracts pollinators
Northern Bedstraw — Galium boreale
(1-3’ | dry-wet | full sun | white | Jul-Aug)
Attracts 18 larval insects, native bees & butterflies
Great Blue Lobelia — Lobelia siphilitica
(1-3’ | wet-med | sun/part sun | blue | Jul-Oct)
Attracts 4 larval insects, native bees & hummingbirds, Bumble Bee forage
Prairie Phlox — Phlox pilosa
(.5-2’ | dry-wet | sun/part shade | pink | May-Jun)
Attracts native bees, butterflies & hummingbirds 
Virginia Mountain Mint — Pycnanthemum virginianum
(1-3’ | medium | sun/part shade | white-lavender | Jul-Sep)
Attracts native bees, butterflies & beneficial wasps, aromatic foliage
Black Eyed Susan — Rudbeckia hirta
(1-3’ | dry-wet | sun/part sun | yellow | Jul-Sep)
HOST plant for Silvery Checkerspot, Bumble Bee forage, attracts native bees & beneficial wasps, reseeds
Smooth Blue Aster — Symphyotrichum laeve
(2-5’ | med-wet | sun/part sun | purple-blue | Aug-Oct)
HOST plant for Pearl Crescent butterfly, attracts native bees & pollinators
Golden Alexander — Zizia aurea
(1-3’ | dry-wet | sun/part shade | yellow | May-Jun)
HOST plant for Black Swallowtail butterfly, Bumble Bee forage, attracts native bees, butterflies & beneficial wasps










D — Deer Resistant Sensory Garden 
(dry-med, short, sun/part shade, May-Oct)

While no garden is guaranteed truly deer-proof (or rabbit-proof!), these native plants have the reputation of not being favorites on their menu. With a variety of colors, textures and aromatic foliage, this collection offers season-long sensory delights and pollinator habitat for dry boulevards or sunny garden borders.

Prairie Onion — Allium stellatum
(8-18” | dry | full sun | pink | Jul-Aug)
Attracts butterflies & native bees, Bumble Bee forage
Blue Grama — Bouteloua gracilis 
(12-18" | dry | sun/part shade)
HOST plant for Skippers, attracts birds & butterflies
(1-2’ | wet-med to dry | sun/part shade | yellow-lime | May-Jul)
Attracts native bees
Spotted Horsemint — Monarda puntata
(1-3' | dry-med | sun/part sun | cream | Jul-Sep)
Attracts native bees, pollinators & beneficial wasps (favorite of the beautiful Great Black Wasp!), reseeds
Slender Beardtongue — Penstemon gracilis
(12-18” | med-dry | sun/part shade | lavender | May-Jun)
Attracts hummingbirds, native bees & pollinators 
Gray Goldenrod — Solidago nemoralis
(1-3’ | dry-med | sun/part shade | yellow | Aug-Oct)
HOST plant for  Baltimore Checkerspot, attracts 112 larval insects, native bees, birds & butterflies
Aromatic Aster —  Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
(1-2' | dry | sun/part sun | purple-blue | Sep-Oct)
HOST plant for Pearl Crescent butterfly, attracts native bees & pollinators, aromatic foliage
Hoary Vervain — Verbena stricta
(1-3’ | med-dry | sun/part sun | purple | Jun-Sep)
HOST plant for the Common Buckeye, attracts native bees, butterflies & hummingbirds



E — Woodland Edge Pollinator Garden 
(dry-med, mixed height, part sun/full shade, Apr-Sep)

Many of our favorite wildflowers like to "live on the edge"  of woodlands, that is!  This collection of native plants thrive on the borders between partly sunny and fully shaded gardens, adding color, texture and wildlife habitat value.

Wild Columbine — Aquilegia canadensis
(1-3’ | medium | sun/shade | red, yellow | Apr-Jun)
HOST plant for Spring Azure, attracts 12 larval insects, native bees, butterflies & hummingbirds, Bumble Bee forage
Wild Geranium — Geranium maculatum
(1-3’ | med-dry | part shade/shade | lavender | May-Jun)
Attracts 23 larval insects & pollinators, Bumble Bee forage
Path Rush — Juncus tenuis
(1' | dry-wet | part shade/shade)
Attracts pollinators, provides wildlife cover, withstands compacted soil
Wild Blue Phlox — Phlox divaricata
(10-18” | medium | part shade/shade | blue-violet | Apr-Jun)
Attracts butterflies, including Swallowtails & Gray Hairstreaks
White Rattlesnake Root  Prenanthes alba
(2-5' | dry-med | part sun/shade | white | Aug-Sep)
Attracts native bees,  Bumble Bee forage
Zigzag Goldenrod — Solidago flexicaulis
(1-3’ | med-dry | part sun/shade | yellow | Aug-Sep)
HOST plant for Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, attracts 112 larval insects, Bumble Bee forage
Lindley's Aster — Symphyotrichum cillolatum 
(2-4' | medium | sun/part shade | blue | Aug-Oct)
HOST plant for Pearl Crescent butterfly, attracts native bees & pollinators, showy 
Downy Yellow Violet — Viola pubescens
(4-18” | dry | part shade/shade | yellow | Apr-Jun)
HOST plant for Great Spangled & Idalia Fritillary butterflies



F — Pollinator Garden for Shade
(med-wet, mixed height, part shade/full shade, Apr-Oct)

Add color and attract pollinators to your shade garden with this collection of native woodland plants! Blooms stagger throughout the growing season to support native bees and other pollinators, while a variety of foliage forms and textures add visual interest.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit — Arisaema triphyllum
(1-3’ | med-wet | part shade/shade | green-purple | Apr-Jun)
Attracts small pollinators & birds, dramatic spring flower form
Rosy Sedge — Carex rosea
(8-36” | med-wet | part shade/shade)
Provides wildlife food & cover
Large Leaved Aster — Eurybia macrophylla
(1-4’ | med-wet | part sun/shade | white-pink | Jul-Sep)
HOST plant for Pearl Crescent, attracts butterflies & 105 larval insects, Bumble Bee forage
Hairy Sunflower — Helianthus hirsutus
(2-4' | dry-med | sun-shade | yellow |Aug-Oct)
Attracts native bees, butterflies & pollinators
Two-leaf Miterwort — Mitella diphylla
(10-18” | med-wet | part shade/shade | whitish green | Apr-May)
Attracts native bees and pollinators
Jacob’s Ladder — Polemonium reptans
(1-2’ | med-wet | part sun/shade | blue-violet | May-Jun)
Attracts native bees & pollinators, Bumble Bee forage
Early Meadow Rue — Thalictrum dioicum 
(8-30” | medium | part shade/shade | white-green | Apr-Jun)
Attracts native bees, butterflies & pollinators, unique delicate flower form
Canada White Violet — Viola canadensis 
(8-16” | medium | part shade/shade | white | Apr-Jul)
HOST plant for Great Spangled & Idalia Fritillary butterflies, attracts native bees & pollinators



G — Living Mulch Ground Covers
(dry-wet, 3-16”, sun-shade, Apr-Aug)

Plant these low growing ground covers which can be lawn replacement and/or intermingled as ground-hugging layers in your native gardens as a replacement for wood mulch. There's a ground cover in this collection for every spot in your garden, from dry sun to moist shade, but each adds a bit more wildlife value than traditional mulch or monoculture lawn. So spread them around—it's habitat gardening from the ground up!

Field Pussytoes — Antennaria neglecta
(4-16” | dry | sun/part sun | white | Apr-Jun)
HOST plant for American Painted Lady, attracts birds & butterflies, good ground cover for dry sun
Wild Strawberry — Fragaria virginiana
(6” | dry-wet | sun/part sun | white | Apr-Jun)
HOST plant for Gray Hairstreak, attracts 75 larval insects, native bees, butterflies, wildlife value, edible fruit
Prairie Smoke  — Geum triflorum
(6-16" | dry | full sun | pink | Apr-Jun)
Bumble Bee forage, interesting wispy seedheads, good fall color
Longe-leaved bluets — Houstonia longifolia
(3-10" | dry-med | sun-part shade | white | Jun-Aug)
Attracts small native bees, delicate blooms and texture
Canada Mayflower — Maianthemum canadense
(3-6" | dry-wet | part shade/shade | white | May-Jun)
Attracts birds, small native bees & pollinators
Violet Wood Sorrel — Oxalis violacea
(6” | dry | sun/part shade | violet | Apr-Jun)
Attracts native bees & birds, spreads by bulb offshoots to form small colonies
Three-toothed Cinquefoil — Sibbaldiopsis tridentata
(3-9” | dry-med | sun/part sun | white | Jun-Jul)
Attracts native bees, deer and rabbit resistant, great in rock gardens or as ground cover in sunny dry areas, good fall color- also known as "Wineleaf Cinquefoil"
Sweet White Violet — Viola blanda
(3-6” | med-wet | part shade/shade | white, Apr-Jun)
HOST plant for Great Spangled & Idalia Fritillary butterflies, attracts native bees & pollinators  

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PEOPLE & POLLINATOR GARDEN FAVORITES
($15.75 — 3 plants of 1 species, each in 4” pots)

Add a few of these habitat garden favorites to one of our specially designed collections or an existing garden! Since we recommend planting in three's, that's how we're selling them this year. When you select any wildflowers or grasses below, you will receive three 4" pots of the same species. Try planting in drifts, or space them out as garden fillers or focal points.  













 
PETITE PRAIRIE:

(1-2.5 | dry-wet | full sun/part shade | white |Jun-Sep)
Attracts native bees, fragrant foliage, medicinal
Add to flats A, B, C, D, E & G

Thimbleweed — Anemone cylindrica 
(1-2' | dry-med | sun/part shade | white/cream | Jun-Aug)
Attracts beneficial insects
Add to flats A, B, D & E
(.5-1.5’ | med-dry | sun/part shade | violet | Jun-Oct)
Attracts native bees & pollinators, delicate beauty 
Add to flats A, B, C, D, E & G

Prairie Coreopsis — Coreopsis palmata
(1-3’ | med-dry | full sun | yellow | Jun-Aug)
Attracts 6 larval insects, native bees & butterflies
Add to flats A, B, C & D













BIG & TALL: 

Sweet Joe-Pye Weed — Eutrochium purpureum
(4-10’ | med-wet | sun/part shade | pink | Jul-Sep)
Attracts 40 larval insects, native bees & butterflies, Bumble Bee forage, tall background or centerpiece 
Add to flats B, C & D

Compass Plant — Silphium laciniatum
(3-8’ | dry-med | sun/part sun | yellow | Jul-Sep)
Attracts native bees, birds & butterflies, tall background or centerpiece, multiplies
Add to flats B & D

New England Aster — Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
(2-6’ | wet-med | full sun | purple | Aug-Oct)
HOST plant for Pearl Crescent butterfly, Bumble Bee forage, attracts native bees & butterflies, tall & showy aster into fall, multiplies
Add to flats B, C & D

Tall Meadow Rue — Thalictrum dasycarpum
(2-8’ | med-wet | sun/part shade | greenish white | Jun-Jul)
Attracts 13 larval insects, woodland edge specimen plant 
Add to flats B, C, D & E














 
GRASSES & SEDGES:

Big Bluestem  Andropogon gerardii 
(2-7’ | med-dry | sun/part shade)
HOST plant for Skippers & Common Wood Nymph, attracts 11 larval insects, birds & butterflies, provides cover for songbirds and nesting sites, multiplies
Add to flats A, B, C & D

Kalm's Brome — Bromus kalmii 
(20-40" | dry-wet | full sun)
Provides nesting materials and structure for native bees, attractive arching habit and showy seedheads, great addition for sunny boulevards
Add to flats A, B, C & D

Pennsylvania Sedge — Carex pensylvanica
(4-18” | dry-med | sun/part shade)
Attracts 36 species of caterpillars, very adaptable, spreads
Add to flats A, B, C, D, E, F & G

Prairie Dropseed — Sporobolus heterolepis
(1-3’ | med-dry | full sun)
Attracts & provides nesting materials for native bees & birds, aromatic & showy prairie grass
Add to flats A, B & D


BUTTERFLY HABITAT PLANTS: 

Swamp Milkweed — Asclepias incarnata 
(3-6’ | wet | sun/part shade | pink | Jun-Sep)
HOST plant for Monarch butterfly, attracts 12 larval insects, native bees, butterflies, beneficial wasps & pollinators, great addition to raingardens
Add to flat C

Smooth Oxeye — Heliopsis helianthoides
(2-4’ | med-wet | sun/part sun | yellow | Jun-Sep)
Attracts butterflies, native bees, beneficial insects & hummingbirds, easy to grow, showy
Add to flats B, C & D

Meadow Blazing Star — Liatris ligulistylis 
(2-5’ | med-wet | sun/part sun | purple | Aug-Sep
HOST plant  flower moths Schinia gloriosa and Schinia sanguinea, attracts 4 larval insects, native bees, butterflies, moths, beneficial wasps & hummingbirds, Monarch’s favorite nectar plant, great addition to raingardens
Add to flats B, C & D

Blue Vervain — Verbena hastata
(2-5’ | wet | sun/part sun | blue | Jun-Sep)
HOST plant for the Common Buckeye, attracts native bees, butterflies & hummingbirds, great addition to raingardens
Add to flat C














 
BUMBLE BEE FORAGE:

Giant Hyssop — Agastache foeniculum
(3-4’ | med-dry | sun/part sun | purple | Jun-Sep)
Attracts native bees, butterflies, pollinators & hummingbirds, Bumble Bee forage, aromatic foliage
Add to flats A, B, C, D & E

Stiff Goldenrod — Solidago rigida
(2-4’ | dry-wet | sun/part shade | yellow | Aug-Sep)
HOST plant for  Baltimore Checkerspot, attracts native bees, butterflies, moths, beneficial wasps & pollinators, Bumble Bee forage
Add to flats A, B, C & D

Spiderwort — Tradescantia occidentalis
(1-1.5' | dry-med | sun/part sun | purple/blue | May-Sep)
Attracts native bees, Bumble Bee forage  
Add to flats A, B, C & D

Culver’s Root — Veronicastrum virginicum
(2-5’ | med-wet | sun/part sun | white | Jun-Aug)
Attracts native bees, butterflies & pollinators, Bumble Bee forage, great addition to raingardens
Add to flat C



SHOWY & UNIQUE WILDFLOWERS: 

Red Baneberry  Actea rubra
(2-3' | medium | part shade/shade | white | May-Jun)
Attracts birds & pollinators, bushy plant, showy but poisonous berries (but birds love them!)
Add to flats E & F

Rattlesnake Master — Eryngium yuccifolium
(2-5’ | dry-wet | sun/part sun | yellow | Jul-Sep)
Attracts native bees, butterflies & pollinators
Add to flats A, B, C & D

Blanketflower — Gaillardia aristata
(1-3’ | dry | full sun | white | May-Sep)
Attracts native bees & butterflies, important for Dakota Skipper—soon to be on the Federal endangered species list
Add to flats A, B & D

Harlequin Blueflag — Iris versicolor
(2-4’ | wet | sun/part sun | blue | May-Aug)
Attracts 12 larval insects, native bees & pollinators, Bumble Bee forage, showy addition to moist gardens and raingradens
Add to flats C, E & F
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SPECIAL ADDITIONS FOR SUN & SHADE
($15 each—#1 pots)

Sometimes bigger is better! These special additions for sun and shade gardens come in 1 gallon pots, giving these native plants and ferns a head start. Each species adds beauty and wildlife value.


SUN: 

Leadplant — Amorpha canescens
(2-3’ | dry-med | sun/part sun | purple | Jun-Aug)
HOST plant for Southern Dogface butterfly, Bumble Bee forage, woody legume
Add to flats A, B & D

Yellow Gentian — Gentiana flavida
(1-2’ | med-wet | sun/part sun | cream | Aug-Oct)
Bumble Bee forage, great addition to rain gardens 
Add to flat C

Prairie Blazing Star — Liatris pycnostachya
(3-4' | wet | sun-part-sun | purple | Jul-Sep)
HOST plant for flower moths Schinia gloriosa and Schinia sanguinea, attracts native bees, butterflies & pollinators, Bumble Bee forage, great addition to rain gardens
Add to flat C

Carolina Puccoon — Lithospermum caroliniense  
(6-24” | dry | sun/part shade | orang-yellow | May-Jul)
Attracts native bees, butterflies & pollinators, uncommon in nursery trade, likes sandy soil, rabbits known to graze
Add to flats A, B & D



SHADE: 

American Spikenard — Aralia racemosa
(3-6' |medium | part shade/shade | cream/red | Jul)
Attracts birds and pollinators, large specimen plant for shade gardens
Add to flats E & F

Lady Fern — Athyrium filix-femina
(1-4’ | med-wet | part shade/shade)
Provides shelter for toads & lizards, ornamental feathery foliage
Add to flats E & F

Sensitive Fern — Onoclea sensibilis 
(12-30” | dry-med | sun/shade)
Shelters salamanders & frogs, sun-tolerant fern with interesting foliage
Add to flats A, B, C, D, E & F

Interrupted Fern — Osmunda claytoniana 
(2-4’ | dry-wet | sun/shade)
Provides shelter for wildlife, rabbit resistant, interesting silvery-white fiddleheads and foliage
Add to flats D, E & F
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NATIVE SHRUBS TO ATTRACT BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES
($25 each—#2 pots)


Black Chokeberry — Aronia melanocarpa
(4-8’ | med-wet | sun/part shade | white-pink | May-Jul)
Attracts birds, showy, good fall color
Add to flats C & E

Gray Dogwood - Cornus racemosa
(6-12’ | dry-wet | sun/shade | white | Jun-Jul)
Attracts 115 larval insects, attracts birds & native bees, Bumble Bee forage
Add to flats A, B, C, D, E & F

Bush Honeysuckle — Diervilla lonicera
(1-3’ | med-dry | sun/shade | yellow | Jun-Jul)
Bumble Bee forage, great mid-season pollinator shrub, nice foundation shrub, good fall color
Add to flats A, B, D, E & F

Common Juniper — Juniperus communis
(3-5’ | dry | sun/part shade)
Attracts birds, fragrant evergreen foliage, edible berries used to flavor gin
Add to flats A, B, D & E

Meadow Rose — Rosa blanda
(1.5-3’ | dry-wet | sun/shade | pink | Jun-Jul)
Attracts native bees, fragrant flowers, versatile native rose for landscape use
Add to flats A, B, C, D, E & F

Steeplebush — Spiraea tomentosa
(3-4’ | wet | full sun | pink | Jul-Sep)
Attracts birds & butterflies, great addition to raingardens
Add to flat C










SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES WITH HIGH WILDLIFE VALUE
($30 each—#2 pots)

Low Serviceberry — Amelanchier humilis 
(2-5’ | med-wet | sun/part shade | white | Apr-Jun)
Bird magnet, attracts native bees & pollinators, high wildlife value, showy spring blossoms, edible fruit (if you can beat the birds to it!), good fall color, low-growing shrub
Add to flats A, B, C, & E

False Indigo — Amorpha fruticosa
(3-12’ | wet | sun/part sun | purple-reddish brown | Jun-Jul)
HOST plant for many butterflies, special value to native bees, attracts pollinators, fragrant, deer resistant
Add to flat C

American Elderberry — Sambucus canadensis
(5-12’ | med-wet | sun/part shade | white | Jul-Aug)
Attracts birds & pollinators, provides cover & nesting sites for songbirds, fragrant flowers, edible fruit (makes great wine & jellies)
Add to flats C & E

Showy Mountain Ash — Sorbus decor
(10-40’ | med-wet | sun/part sun | white blossoms, orange-red berries | Jun-Jul)
Attracts birds, wildlife value, showy, unrelated to true Ash Trees (Fraxinus species) and unthreatened by Emerald Ash Borer
Add to flat C
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All native plant photos courtesy of Katy Chayka and Peter M. Dzuik at Minnesota Wildflowers
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WHY NATIVE MINNESOTA PLANTS?
Native plants were here long before lawnmowers, sprinklers and garden chemicals. Once established, plants native to this region are low maintenance and do not require care typically associated with gardens. Native perennials build a strong, deep root system before focusing on the production of leaves, stems and flowers, resulting in plants that are sturdy and drought tolerant. Native plants are beautiful, and provide food and shelter for wildlife including butterflies, dragonflies, pollinators and birds.

MATCHING SPECIES TO LOCATIONS

It is important to match species requirements with the site features such as soil type, light conditions, moisture and drainage for the planting to be successful.

SITE PREPARATION

You can start now! Proper site preparation gives your plants a great head start. Removal of competitive weeds and grasses must be accomplished before planting begins. One option: cover the area with 10-15 layers of newspapers to block out sunlight. Saturate the newspaper with water to prevent it from blowing away, then apply a clean shredded mulch or compost. Later, after the newspaper has softened but is damp, punch holes in it and insert your new plants.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON PLANT SALE

Flats include 6-packs, and have been designed to cover about 30 to 45 square feet, depending on flat selected. Plants should be spaced 12-18 inches apart as most will spread out as they mature. A good rule of thumb: One plant per square foot. Species may be substituted if there is a crop failure.
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ABOUT WILD ONES

Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, is a national non-profit organization that informs and teaches people how to use native plants in their landscapes. Wild Ones distinguishes itself from other garden organizations by encouraging gardening with native plants and moving away from the use of chemicals, watering, excessive mowing and other practices commonly used by traditional gardeners.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN

Support Wild Ones educational programs by joining our organization. Your $40 membership fee is also a tax deductible donation. For more information, visit WildOnes.org.
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If you would like to volunteer 
to support Chapter Activities, including our 
• Native Plant Sale  • Monthly Meetings • New Member Welcome Gathering, and more... 
please sign-up HERE. 
THANK YOU!