CALLING ALL LOCAL GREEN THUMBS (and ASPIRING green thumbs!)

STARTING MARCH 17th, choose from 16 different types of pollinator friendly native (indigenous to Southern CT) plugs (young plants only a few inches high).  Plants are sold by the flat (32 plants/flat); flats are $75 each.  Pick up will be May 8th at the New Canaan Nature Center between 8:30am-11:00AM.

In the case that the grower runs out of a specific plant, you will be contacted in advance to see if you would like to substitute.  We hope to have a very limited number of individual plugs available for purchase ($4.00/plug)  the day of pick up, but cannot guarantee their availability.

Please reach out to planetnewcanaan@gmail.com with any questions about purchases, and click here for tips on planting your new plugs! 

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New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-anglia)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist - medium

2-6 feet

2-3 feet

September-October

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Eastern Swamp Milkweed (Asclepius incarnata pulchra)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist 

2-4 feet

1-2 feet

July-August

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Joe Pie Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist to medium

5-7 feet

2-4 feet

July - September

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Fall Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist to medium

3-5 feet

2-3 feet

September-October

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Swamp/Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist

3-7 feet

2-4 feet

July-September

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Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

dry to medium, well drained

2-4 feet

1.5-2 feet

May-June

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Narrowleaf Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

dry to medium, well drained

2-3 feet

2-3 feet

July-August

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Coastal Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium dubium)

Moth Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist to dry

2-5 feet

2-4 feet

July-August

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Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist loamy soil but can tolerate dry periods

1-3 feet

1-2 feet

April-June

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Wild Bergamot (Monardo fistulosa)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

dry to medium, well drained

2-5 feet

1.5 - 2 feet

July-August

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New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist

4-7 feet

2-4 feet

July-September

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Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

dry to medium

3-5 feet

2-3 feet

July-September

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Hairy Beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus)

Butterfly Host Plant/Attracts Hummingbirds

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

moist to dry

1-3 feet

2-3 feet

May-June

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Short-toothed Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

medium/drought tolerant

1-3 feet

1-3 feet

July-September

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Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

full sun to partial shade

dry to medium

2-4 feet

1-3 feet

August-September

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White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata)

Butterfly Host Plant

Light

Soil

Height

Spread

Bloom Time

partial shade to full shade

moist to dry

1-2.5 feet

1.5-2.5 feet

August-September

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