Kristin Wolf, Core Faculty member and Champlain Apiarist is looking for more plants for the newly re-planted pollinator garden behind Perry Hall.
Her general criteria were native, perennial, with variable bloom times. The bioswale is bone dry with unplanted topsoil, so the plants need to tolerate full sun and dry conditions initially until there is shade and better moisture retention.
The initial list is below. I switched out Joe Pye Weed and Beardtogue for Russian Sage and Calamint because it was too dry. She also added some 3 native grasses (two Panicum species) as habitat. She just wants to fill in the garden with any plant that has pollinator value to get the space established before the sumac infiltrates.
Early season bloom
Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculate) – yellow
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) – purple
Tall White Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) – white
Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) – blue
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) – pink
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) – is this the one that they use as a host plant? – orange
Joe Pye weed (Eupatoriadelphus maculatus) – pink
Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) – blue
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) – purple
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) – white
Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa OR nemoralis) – yellow
Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum leave) – blue
For more info, contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org