Plant Index for Bird Sanctuary Gardens

Native Plant Information
Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary
2015 – 2017 Plantings
Common Name Scientific Name Color Height Bloom Time Use Spacing How / Where
Black-eyed Susan / Orange Coneflower Rudbeckia fulgida Yellow / black 2-3′ June-Sept Butterfly, songbird 12" mass and border, full sun
Threadleaf Bluestar Amsonia hubrictii Light blue 3′ May-June Butterfly 12-18" mass and border, full sun, good foliage
Joe-Pye Weed Eutrochium (Eupatorium) maculatum Light to deep purple 4-7′ August – Sept Butterfly 18" full sun
Swamp / Red Milkweed Asclepias incarnata Pink / Red 3-5′ June-July Butterfly / songbird 12-18" full sun, moist
Blazing Star Liatris spicata Mauve / Pink 3-5′ July-August Butterfly / songbird 6-12" full – part sun,moist
Lanceleaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lancelota Yellow 2′ June-July Butterfly 12" full sun
Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata White 1-3′ June – July Butterfly 12" clump forming, full sun, good yellow foliage fall
Smooth Aster Symphotrochum laeve Deep blue 2-4′ August – Oct Butterfly / songbird 12" full sun
Golden Alexander Zizia aurea Yellow 1-2′ May-July Butterfly 12" full sun to shade
Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta Blue – violet 2-4′ July – September Butterfly 12" full sun
Culver’s Root Veronicastrum virginicum White 3-6′ July-August Butterfly 18" full sun to shade
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa Pale pink / purple 2′-5′ July – September Butterfly / songbird / hummingbird 24" Spreads to form showy beds,  full to partial sun
Smooth Penstemon Penstemon digitalis White 2-3′ June – Juy Butterfly / songbird / hummingbird 12" full to partial sun
White Turtlehead Chelone glabra White 1-4′ July – September Hummingbird 12" full sun / part shade
Blue Wild Indigo Baptisia australis Deep blue 3-5′ June-July Butterfly 24" forms shrubby plant 3′ in diameter; full to partial sun
Yellow Wild Indigo Baptisia tinctoria Yellow to cream 2-3′ May – June Butterfly 12" full to partial sun
Purple Coneflowers Echinacea purpurea Pink 3-4′ July – Sept Butterfly / songbird / hummingbird 12" full sun to partial sun
Little Joe Pye Weed Eutrochium (Eupatorium) dubium Pink 3-4′ August – Sept Butterfly 18-24" full sun to partial sun
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Blue-purple 3-6′ August-October Butterfly / Songbird 12-18" full sun to partial sun
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca Lavender – pink 2-4′ June – August Butterfly / Pollinator 12" Spreads by rhizomes, allow plenty of space, full sun to partial sun
Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Orange 1′-3′ May-July Butterfly / Bees / Pollinators 12-18" full sun to partial sun
Gray-headed / Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata Yellow 3′-6′ July – September Butterfly / Songbird 12" full sun
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum Lavender 2′-4′ June- September Butterfly / Bee / hummingbird 12" full sun to partial sun
Dotted Mint Monarda punctata Pink / White 1′-2′ July-September Butterfly / Pollinator 12" full sun
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Yellow / black 1′-3′ June- September Butterfly / Songbird 12" full sun to partial sun
               
               
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Rose Mallow / Marsh Hibiscus Hibiscus moscheutos (palustris) White with red or pink 3-6′ July – Sept Butterfly 4′ full sun, prefers moist
Highbush Cranberry Viburnum trilobum White 8′ –  12′ April – May Songbird 6′ full sun to part sun
Swamp Rose Rosa palustris Pink 8-12′ May-June Pollinators 4′ sun to part shade
Sweetspire Itea virginica White 3′-6′ May-June Pollinators 4′ sun to part shade
Sweetpepper bush / Summer meadowsweet Clethra alnifolia White 3′-8′ July-August Butterflies 4′ full sun to part shade
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