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Planting for Pollinators 201

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Planting for Pollinators 201

Joy Boven talks about seasonal planting for pollinators throughout the year!

 

 

Blooms by Season, Full List of the Plants in this Webinar:

Full Sun (F), Part Sun (PS), Shade (S)

 

Early Season (March, April, May)

 

  • Trees
    • Acer rubrum – Red Maple F
    • Liriodendron tulipifera – Tulip Poplar F
    • Prunus serotina – Black Cherry F
    • Tilia americana – Basswood F
  • Understory Trees
    • Aesculus pavia – Red Buckeye F, PS
    • Amelanchier – Serviceberry PS, S
    • Cercis canadensis – Eastern Redbud F, PS
    • Cornus alternifolia – Pagoda Dogwood or Alternate-leaf Dogwood PS
    • Cornus florida – Flowering Dogwood PS, S
    • Halesia Carolina – Carolina Silverbell PS, S
    • Prunus americana – American Plum PS, S
    • Prunus virginiana – Chokecherry PS, S
    • Salix discolor – Pussy Willow PS
    • Salix sericea – Silky Willow F, PS
  • Shrubs
    • Aronia arbutifolia – Red Chokeberry PS
    • Aronia melanocarpa – Black Chokeberry PS
    • Fothergilla gardenii – Witch Alder F, PS
    • Fothergilla major – Witch Alder F, PS
    • Ilex verticillata – Winterberry Holly F, PS
    • Itea virginica – Virginia Sweetspire F, PS, S
    • Lindera benzoin – Spicebush PS, S
    • Rhododendron – Native Deciduous Azaleas PS, S
    • Sambucus americana – American Elderberry F, PS
    • Vaccinium corymbusom – Southern Highbush Blueberry F, PS
    • Vaccinium ashei – Rabbiteye Blueberry F, PS
    • Viburnum dentatum – Arrowwood Viburnum F, PS, S
  • Vines
    • Bignonia – Crossvine F, PS
  • Perennials
    • Amsonia hubrichtii – Bluestar F
    • Amsonia tabernaemontana – Bluestar F, PS
    • Aquilegia canadensis – Red Columbine PS, S
    • Aruncus dioicus – Goatsbeard PS, S
    • Baptisia australis – False Indigo F
    • Packera aurea - Ragwort PS, S
    • Penstemon digitalis – Beardtongue F, PS
    • Phlox divaricata – Woodland Phlox PS, S
    • Phlox subulata – Creeping Phlox F

 

Mid Season (June, July, August)

 

  • Trees
    • Ilex opaca – American Holly F
    • Magnolia grandiflora - Southern Magnolia F, PS
    • Magnolia macrophylla - Bigleaf Magnolia PS, S
    • Magnolia virginiana - Sweetbay Magnolia F, PS
  • Shrubs
    • Aesculus parviflora – Bottlebrush Buckeye PS, S
    • Amorpha fruiticosa – False Indigo Bush F, PS
    • Callicarpa americana – American Beautyberry PS
    • Cephalanthus occidentalis – Buttonbush PS, S
    • Clethra alnifolia – Summersweet PS, S
    • Hypericum frondosum – St. Johnswort F, PS
    • Ilex glabra – Inkberry Holly F, PS
    • Rosa carolina – Pasture Rose F
    • Rosa palustris – Swamp Rose F
    • Spiraea alba – Meadowsweet PS
  • Vines
    • Lonicera sempervirens – Coral Honeysuckle F
  • Perennials
    • Achillea millefolium – Yarrow F
    • Agastache foeniculum – Anise Hyssop F
    • Asclepias – Milkweed F, PS
    • Coreopsis spp. F
    • Echinacea pallida – Pale Purple Coneflower F
    • Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower F
    • Echinacea tennesseensis – Tennessee Coneflower F
    • Heuchera americana – Coral Bells or Alumroot PS, S
    • Heuchera villosa – Coral Bells or Alumroot PS, S
    • Helenium autumnale – Sneezeweed F
    • Helianthus spp – Sunflowers F
    • Heliopsis helianthoides – Smooth Oxeye F
    • Hibiscus moscheutos – Rosemallow, Hardy Hibiscus F
    • Liatris spicata – Gayfeather F
    • Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower F, PS
    • Lobelia siphilitica – Blue Cardinal Flower PS
    • Monarda bradburiana – Bradbury’s Beebalm PS
    • Monarda didyma – Beebalm F
    • Monarda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot F, PS
    • Phlox carolina ssp. carolina -  Carolina Phlox F, PS
    • Phlox glabberima – Smooth Phlox F, PS
    • Phlox paniculata – Garden Phlox F
    • Porteranthus trifoliatus – Bowman’s Root PS, S
    • Pycnanthemum spp. – Mountainmint PS, S
    • Ratibida columnifera – Mexican Hat F
    • Rudbeckia  F, PS
    • Salvia lyrata – Lyreleaf Sage F, PS
    • Stokesia laevis – Stoke’s Aster F
    • Verbena canadensis – Rose Vervain F
    • Veronicastrum virginicum – Culver’s Root F
  • Annuals F
    • Coleus
    • Pentas
    • Petunias
    • Cuphea 
    • Salvia
    • Zinnias
    • Cosmos
    • Lantana

 

Late Season (August, September, October)

 

  • Trees, understory trees, and shrubs are mostly offering different ecological services this time of year. And thanks to pollinators, they are producing seeds and berries for our feathered friends who in turn disperse the fertile seeds into the wild. 
  • Shrubs
    • Hamamelis virginiana – Common Witchhazel PS, S
      • Blooms October-December (pollinated by a moth) 
  • Perennials
    • Aster F
    • Chelone glabra, lyonii, and obliqua – Turtlehead PS, S
    • Eupatorium spp. – Joe-pye Weed (some are now under the genus Eutrochium) F
    • Solidago – Goldenrod F, PS
    • Vernonia – Ironweed F

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