Native Plants Available

Black-Eyed Susan

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Popular for wildflower gardens and landscaping edges
  • Butterflies are attracted to the large flowers

Bottlebrush Grass

  • Shade to partial shade
  • Drought tolerant 
  • Host to butterfly and moth larvae
  • Attractive to birds
  • Tolerant of Black Walnut

Butterfly Weed

  • Full sun
  • Drought tolerant
  • Nectar for many insects

Foxglove Beardtongue

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Butterfly and bird attractor
  • Drought tolerant
  • Deer tolerant
  • Can take clay or dry soil
  • Blooms April to June

Grey-headed Coneflower

  • Full sun
  • Attractive to songbirds
  • Tolerates droughts and can survive in poor, dry, and clay soils
  • Grows and transplants easily
  • Makes excellent cut flowers 

(Photo by David Wake)

Sweet Oxeye

  • Full sun and partial shade
  • Flowers have an appearance similar to miniature sunflowers
  • Attractive for bees
  • Tolerates clay and dry soil conditions
  • Makes good cut flowers

 (Photo by Daria Koscinski)

Virginia Mountain Mint

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Excellent for pollinators
  • Will grow in damp spots
  • Lovely minty smell
  • Can be used in tea

Virginia Wild Rye

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Actively grows during spring and fall seasons during cool soil temperatures
  • Readily reseeds and grows fast, so is a good choice for erosion control 
  • Prefers rich, moist areas in clearings or along the forest edge
  • Tolerant to drier, sunny conditions as well as shade 
  • Attractive to various insects 

Wild Bergamot

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerates most soil and moisture conditions in part shade to full sun 
  • Purple blooms last from mid to late summer
  • Attractive to a variety butterflies

(Photo by Rebecca Launchbury)

Wild Strawberry

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Supports pollinators, insects, birds, and mammals
  • Edible fruit
  • Good ground cover
  • Grows actively in spring (flowers) and fall